No-one's counter-argued EMY 3 K
's objection to River being Character Shilling
(I know I brought it up, but I guess I wasn't thinking), and you know, what, if we're in agreement that they're not the Creator's Pet
(may have jumped the gun, but if
we are in agreement) I say Rose isn't an example of Character Shilling
As stated earlier, I don't know what the hell the whole "saint" thing is, and whether that's a reference to how the Doctor praises her in episodes she's not in, or how she's characterised (which if it's the latter, I'm not sure how that fits the trope).
Either way, she's saved the Doctor's life a few times, helped in the fight against the Ood and the Devil(?), aided Donna in a hellish parallel world, helped the Ninth and Tenth Doctor out of at least some of their Time War angst and faced off the Daleks more than once (even taunting the Cult of Skaro in their face). So yeah, even if some are a little irritated by her...her...(Actually, I've never understood that. Is it her jealousy in a handful of episodes? The Doctor not forgetting about her the season after she leaves? Their headcanon is that the Doctor's asexual forever?), her attributes aren't so informed, whatever episodes the shilling refers to.
And I'm pretty
sure she has enough chemistry and UST (with both the Ninth and Tenth Doctor) for the Doctor's heartbreak in series 3 and the 2006 Christmas special to be justified too.
...I am reading the trope description correctly right? Character Shilling is
related to Informed Attribute
I can't figure out who
added the note full-stop. Was it the first edit in the move?
edited 11th Aug '12 5:49:45 PM by OldManHoOh