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* NoodleIncident: Whatever drove him to leave Gallifrey in a stolen TARDIS and take Susan with him. An old classmate Runcible says he was "expelled" due to a "scandal". When the Time Lords catch up to him in his second incarnation, they're more mad he's been breaking their non-interference law than anything else. [[note]] Different stories, if taken all together, imply some wonderfully cryptic things. The Creator/BigFinish {{Audioplay/Gallifrey}} Series suggests that he was forced to flee after the President issued an assassination order ('burn edict') against him. Fortunately for him, the would-be assassin was Braxiatel, who is heavily implied (as in, he obviously is, but they've never outright ''said'' it) to be the Doctor's big brother; Brax warns the Doctor so he can flee, and then assassinates the president instead! In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent "Hell Bent"]] the Doctor says he once stole the (same?) President's daughter - he certainly ran away from Gallifrey with his ''grand''-daughter, whose parents we know absolutely nothing about. And of course, when he left he took [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks the ancient Gallifreyan superweapon that made them the Time Lords with him.]] And we still don't actually know ''why''.[[/note]]

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* NoodleIncident: Whatever drove him to leave Gallifrey in a stolen TARDIS and take Susan with him. An old classmate Runcible says he was "expelled" due to a "scandal". When the Time Lords catch up to him in his second incarnation, they're more mad he's been breaking their non-interference law than anything else. [[note]] Different stories, if taken all together, imply some wonderfully cryptic things. The Creator/BigFinish {{Audioplay/Gallifrey}} Series suggests that he was forced to flee after the President issued an assassination order ('burn edict') against him. Fortunately for him, the would-be assassin was Braxiatel, who is heavily implied (as in, he obviously is, but they've never outright ''said'' it) to be the Doctor's big brother; Brax warns the Doctor so he can flee, and then assassinates the president instead! In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent "Hell Bent"]] the Doctor says he once stole the (same?) President's daughter - he certainly ran away from Gallifrey with his ''grand''-daughter, whose parents we know absolutely nothing about. And of course, when he left he took [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks the ancient Gallifreyan superweapon that made them the Time Lords Lords]] with him.]] him. And we still don't actually know ''why''.[[/note]]


* TheLeader: Whenever the Doctors get pulled out of time and team up, One is usually the one to take charge by virtue of being the fist and sheer personality -- he can usually put an end to any petty squabbling -- i.e. Two and Three the others get into.

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* TheLeader: Whenever the Doctors get pulled out of time and team up, One is usually the one to take charge by virtue of being the fist first and sheer personality -- he can usually put an end to any petty squabbling -- the others - i.e. Two and Three the others - get into.


* {{Flanderization}}: In "Twice Upon a Time", his occasional chauvinism is turned UpToEleven, where he can't go five minutes without saying something offensive, much to Twelve's irrigation and embarrassment; the novelisation implies that he doing so deliberately just to annoy Twelve simply because he dislikes him.

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* {{Flanderization}}: In "Twice Upon a Time", his occasional chauvinism is turned UpToEleven, where he can't go five minutes without saying something offensive, much to Twelve's irrigation and embarrassment; the novelisation implies that he he’s doing so deliberately just to annoy Twelve simply because he dislikes him.


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''"Have you ever thought what it's like to be wanderers in the Fourth Dimension? Have you? To be exiles? Susan and I are cut off from our own planet - without friends or protection. But one day we shall get back. Yes, one day."'']]


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* CallingTheOldManOut: The amnesic Eighth Doctor literally does this to his first incarnation when they meet, challenging his past self to be better than the Time Lords he abandoned.



* BeenThereShapedHistory: In ''The Plotters'', the Doctor participates in the translation of the Bible in 1605, as well as getting involved in the Gunpowder Plot.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Flashbacks in ''Lungbarrow'' reveal the circumstances under which the Doctor originally left Gallifrey, which include him being disowned by the head of his family and most of his Cousins dismissing him to the point that a replacement for him was generated, and evidence emerges suggesting that he killed the head of the House (although [[spoiler:an investigation by the Seventh Doctor reveals that he was framed by his old rival]]).
* InstantExpert: To a point; in ''The Sorcerer’s Apprentice'', it only takes a few days of instruction for the Doctor to become so skilled in the local ‘magic’ that he can hold his own against another magician with only some help from two other skilled spellcasters.



* BeenThereShapedHistory: In ''Byzantium!'', the Doctor assists in the original translation of the Book of Mark, and in The Witch Hunters, his presence unwittingly helps instigate the Salem Witch Trials.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: In ''Salvation'', faced with beings who gain power based on the belief others have in them, the Doctor not only [[spoiler:survives being hit by a fireball in front of a crowd of believers because his belief that he can’t be hurt outweighs the crowd’s belief in his attacker, but later drives these beings away by dropping a dud bomb on the park and making everyone present think it can hurt their ‘gods’]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Flashbacks in ''Divided Loyalties'' reveals that the Doctor’s first trip off Gallifrey saw one of his oldest friends being possessed by an ancient entity and another was kept as a permanent prisoner by that same entity despite the Doctor’s efforts to save them.
* OldMaster: Particularly invoked in ''The Eleventh Tiger'', when the Doctor is played in charge of a Chinese school in 1865 and proves himself in combat against another former student.




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* StrongerThanTheyLook: In ''Ten Little Aliens'', the Doctor is able to [[spoiler:telepathically hold back a neural pulse capable of immobilising himself and seven other people with only the power of his mind, despite the fact that he is drawing ever closer to the moment when he will regenerate for the first time]].

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* WhatAreRecords: Inverted. When the Twelfth Doctor put the Sonic Sunglasses on his head he promptly and befuddlely asks "What's 'Browser History'?"--a term audiences in the 2010s would be imminently familiar with, but would have no meaning back in the 1960s when the original First Doctor was on television.

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** When Yaz remarks that the situation with Ryan's dad is 'complicated', the Thirteenth Doctor absentmindedly murmurs 'Dads are' though she adds 'so I've heard' before Yaz can respond.

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* CaptainObvious: Some of his lines came out this way thanks to Hartnell fluffing his lines, such as saying that ice couldn't set because it was "Impossible at the temperature. Anyway, it's too warm," and pointing out a piece of equipment by saying "See that scanner? That is what I call a scanner."


* TheLeader: Whenever the Doctors get pulled out of time and team up, One is usually the one to take charge by virtue of being the fist and sheer personality - he can usually put an end to any petty squabbling - i.e. Two and Three the others get into.

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* TheLeader: Whenever the Doctors get pulled out of time and team up, One is usually the one to take charge by virtue of being the fist and sheer personality - -- he can usually put an end to any petty squabbling - -- i.e. Two and Three the others get into.


The First Doctor is unique that he's been the subject of TheOtherDarrin ''twice'' throughout the show -- first by Richard Hurndall for "The Five Doctors", and then David Bradley for "Twice Upon a Time". Bradley at 75 is the oldest actor to play the Doctor onscreen[[note]]unless you count 83 year old Tom Baker in the reconstruction of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada Shada]][[/note]], breaking the short-lived record of 73 year old Sir John Hurt in 2013.

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The First Doctor is unique that he's been the subject of TheOtherDarrin ''twice'' throughout the show -- first by Richard Hurndall for [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors "The Five Doctors", Doctors"]], and then David Bradley for [[Recap/DoctorWho2017CSTwiceUponATime "Twice Upon a Time".Time"]]. Bradley at 75 is the oldest actor to play the Doctor onscreen[[note]]unless you count 83 year old Tom Baker in the reconstruction of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada Shada]][[/note]], breaking the short-lived record of 73 year old Sir John Hurt in 2013.

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* TheLeader: Whenever the Doctors get pulled out of time and team up, One is usually the one to take charge by virtue of being the fist and sheer personality - he can usually put an end to any petty squabbling - i.e. Two and Three the others get into.


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* RoguesGallery: Court Magician Gramling, Marton Dhal, Minski de Sade, Robert Cecil, Robert Hay, Sou(ou)shi, & William Shakespeare

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* RoguesGallery: Court Magician Gramling, Marton Dhal, Minski de Sade, Robert Cecil, Robert Hay, Sou(ou)shi, & William Shakespeare
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