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* FridgeHorror: [[spoiler: The very existence of the "Forgotten Doctor". He's a regeneration that did something so evil, so monstrous, so despicable, that every other incarnation of the doctor had utterly disowned him and attempted to bury the very memory of him. Here's the thing - 8 caused the end of the Time War, killing all the Daleks and Time Lords, 4 allowed the Daleks to live when he could have smothered them in the proverbial crib, 3 let an entire alternate earth die in the hope he could save the "prime" earth, 7 manipulated his friends and enemies to catastrophic ends from the destruction of Skaro to the seeming annihilation of the Cybermen, and 10 and 11 both faced and accepted their genocidal role in ending the Time War. Just ''what the HELL'' did The Forgotten Doctor do to have been utterly disowned and despised by every other incarnation of the Doctor?!]]
** What if he's actually the one who ended the Time War?
*** Clara did find [[spoiler:the forgotten name]] in a book about the Time War, so there is probably SOME connection. The act of ending the war - killing/dooming all those involved might be it. [[spoiler:Or the Forgotten Doctor's attempt to resolve the war went SO wrong that it made one of those nightmares that had to be locked away and proved the Doctor would never find an alternative.]]
*** It seems most likely that he's 8.5 and ended the Time War. "What I did, I did without choice." "I know." "In the name of peace and of sanity." "But not in the name of The Doctor." From what we've seen, the way he ended the Time War seems to fit this exchange perfectly and it fits in with the characterisation.
*** Or possibly [[spoiler: he, not Rassilon, figured out how the Time Lords could AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence at the cost of destroying time itself.]]



** Goes from brilliant to massive doses of Squick after Moffat claimed she kept it when the curator and the gallery employee slept together

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** Goes from brilliant to massive doses of Squick after Moffat claimed she kept it when the curator and the gallery employee slept togethertogether (of course, given that Rule #1 is Moffat Lies, this should be taken with some salt).



** Entirely possible, given how weird the Doctor Who universe is.
* FridgeBrilliance for why so many of the Doctor's companions are young women: Given that the BBC was (and probably still is, to a certain extent) rather sexist, MenUseViolenceWomenUseCommunication is probably in full play. The Doctor wants companions who will, like him, try to solve problems by ingenuity and communication, rather than violence. Even the male Companions, like Adric, Rory, and Jamie weren't the macho type. (Ben and Ian were probably as macho as Companions ever got). As for why they're young, well, he does a lot of running. Quite simply put, most people past their mid-forties won't have the energy to run up and down corridors all the time. Younger folks are also less set in their ways (at least in theory), so they're better able to keep up with his rapid fire "education" about the wider universe. (Plus, he's 2000 something by now, if not into his 3000s: ''Everyone's'' young to him).

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** Entirely possible, given how weird the Doctor Who universe is. \n Also, "North" (and the other cardinal directions) are just references to a magnetic pole. Not that hard to believe there are planets out there without one.
* FridgeBrilliance for why so many of the Doctor's companions are young women: Given that the BBC was (and probably still is, to a certain extent) rather sexist, MenUseViolenceWomenUseCommunication is probably in full play. The Doctor wants companions who will, like him, try to solve problems by ingenuity and communication, rather than violence. Even the male Companions, like Adric, Rory, and Jamie weren't the macho type. (Ben (Ben, Captain Jack, and Ian were probably as macho as Companions ever got). As for why they're young, well, he does a lot of running. Quite simply put, most people past their mid-forties won't have the energy to run up and down corridors all the time. Younger folks are also less set in their ways (at least in theory), so they're better able to keep up with his rapid fire "education" about the wider universe. (Plus, he's 2000 something by now, if not into his 3000s: ''Everyone's'' young to him). Similarly, he gets a lot of guff, even occasionally in-universe, for most of them being attractive and wearing revealing clothes. This is a something-thousand year old alien: Given how he acts around River, he probably doesn't even ''notice'' human standards of attractiveness!

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** Goes from brilliant to massive doses of Squick after Moffat claimed she kept it when the curator and the gallery employee slept together

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** Alternatively, if the Doctor can choose his face, why does he always wind up with something he doesn't like? Big ears, 'new teeth', oddly coloured kidneys, there's always something a little bit off that annoys him. Even maybe just his hair not being ginger. Yet we've sen Romana pick various forms for herself... it's possible that, like flying the TARDIS, regeneration is something that takes a lot of skill and practice, and the Doctor just isn't as good at it as he'd like to pretend he is. Thus every regeneration, he winds up pretty much set to random and hoping for the best, as opposed to actually deciding how he wants to look

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* in the episode 'Rose', Clive shows Rose his evidence of the Doctor being an immortal figure of death, the first example (the one on his website homepage too) being the Doctor at the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Texas, on the 22nd of November 1963. This date is particularly significant to 'Doctor Who' fans, as it was the air date of the very first episode of the show, which nobody watched because of the breaking news of Kennedy's assassination. So in other words, even within the show's universe, nobody watched th Doctor on November 22nd 1963, because they were all watching John F. Kennedy


* A meta example, in the first episode 'Rose', Clive shows Rose his evidence of the Doctor being an immortal figure of death, the first example (the one on his website homepage too) being the Doctor at the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Texas, on the 22nd of November 1963. This date is particularly significant to 'Doctor Who' fans, as it was the air date of the very first episode of the show, which nobody watched because of the breaking news of Kennedy's assassination. So in other words, even within the show's universe, nobody watched th Doctor on November 22nd 1963, because they were all watching John F. Kennedy

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* A meta example, in the first episode 'Rose', Clive shows Rose his evidence of the Doctor being an immortal figure of death, the first example (the one on his website homepage too) being the Doctor at the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Texas, on the 22nd of November 1963. This date is particularly significant to 'Doctor Who' fans, as it was the air date of the very first episode of the show, which nobody watched because of the breaking news of Kennedy's assassination. So in other words, even within the show's universe, nobody watched th Doctor on November 22nd 1963, because they were all watching John F. Kennedy

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* A meta example, in the first episode 'Rose', Clive shows Rose his evidence of the Doctor being an immortal figure of death, the first example (the one on his website homepage too) being the Doctor at the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Texas, on the 22nd of November 1963. This date is particularly significant to 'Doctor Who' fans, as it was the air date of the very first episode of the show, which nobody watched because of the breaking news of Kennedy's assassination. So in other words, even within the show's universe, nobody watched th Doctor on November 22nd 1963, because they were all watching John F. Kennedy

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** It's likely a cascade effect. Sure, The Doctor wants to protect Susan. That's why they came to Earth in the first place. But...oh, bother. Her teachers showed up and asked too many questions. Well, Ian and Barbara turned out to be good folks, better look out for their world and timeline. Oh, but Ben and Polly showed up...and might as well look out for them, too. And we need to make sure Zoe is born to ensure a stable time loop, and then...Oh, to heck with it. Looks like this particular time, planet, and location on said planet is "home base" because there's too many Companions who'd be in danger otherwise.


* FridgeBrilliance for why so many of the Doctor's companions are young women: Given that the BBC was (and probably still is, to a certain extent) rather sexist, MenUseViolenceWomenUseCommunication is probably in full play. The Doctor wants companions who will, like him, try to solve problems by ingenuity and communication, rather than violence. As for why they're young, well, he does a lot of running. Quite simply put, most people past their mid-forties won't have the energy to run up and down corridors all the time. (Plus, he's 2000 something by now, if not into his 3000s: ''Everyone's'' young to him).

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* FridgeBrilliance for why so many of the Doctor's companions are young women: Given that the BBC was (and probably still is, to a certain extent) rather sexist, MenUseViolenceWomenUseCommunication is probably in full play. The Doctor wants companions who will, like him, try to solve problems by ingenuity and communication, rather than violence. Even the male Companions, like Adric, Rory, and Jamie weren't the macho type. (Ben and Ian were probably as macho as Companions ever got). As for why they're young, well, he does a lot of running. Quite simply put, most people past their mid-forties won't have the energy to run up and down corridors all the time. Younger folks are also less set in their ways (at least in theory), so they're better able to keep up with his rapid fire "education" about the wider universe. (Plus, he's 2000 something by now, if not into his 3000s: ''Everyone's'' young to him).


* As if what happened to Donna Noble wasn't gut-wrenching enough... the last Companions who got mind-wiped were Jamie and Zoe, who were essentially punished with MindRape for The Doctor's rebellion against Gallefrey. Two ''adored'' his Companions, and having to be forced apart from them, them being forced apart from each other, and them no longer remembering him ''or each other?'' That left scars that kept him from getting too close or fond of his Companions for a long time after that, including why Four left Sarah Jane behind. He'd fight for them, cross a galaxy for them, even give up a few lives for them, but emotional closeness, not so much. There was always that fear that Gallefrey would do it again. And now ''he's'' the Last Time Lord. No Gallefrey. Nothing forcing his hand, but now he has to be the one having to MindRape a beloved Companion and force her to forget? That is one seriously gut-wrenching ShootTheDog. It's telling that when in the position of having to do it again [[spoiler: (this time to Clara), he's actually relieved when the device goes off and wipes ''his'' memory instead. It's sad, sure, but it's a fitting punishment]]

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* As if what happened to Donna Noble wasn't gut-wrenching enough... the last Companions who got mind-wiped were Jamie and Zoe, who were essentially punished with MindRape for The Doctor's rebellion against Gallefrey.Gallifrey. Two ''adored'' his Companions, and having to be forced apart from them, them being forced apart from each other, and them no longer remembering him ''or each other?'' That left scars that kept him from getting too close or fond of his Companions for a long time after that, including why Four left Sarah Jane behind. He'd fight for them, cross a galaxy for them, even give up a few lives for them, but emotional closeness, not so much. There was always that fear that Gallefrey Gallifrey would do it again. And now ''he's'' the Last Time Lord. No Gallefrey.Gallifrey. Nothing forcing his hand, but now he has to be the one having to MindRape a beloved Companion and force her to forget? That is one seriously gut-wrenching ShootTheDog. It's telling that when in the position of having to do it again [[spoiler: (this time to Clara), he's actually relieved when the device goes off and wipes ''his'' memory instead. It's sad, sure, but it's a fitting punishment]]



** Castovalva didn't. Or possibly it had a North in every direction.

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** Castovalva didn't. Or possibly it had a North in every direction.
** Entirely possible, given how weird the Doctor Who universe is.
* FridgeBrilliance for why so many of the Doctor's companions are young women: Given that the BBC was (and probably still is, to a certain extent) rather sexist, MenUseViolenceWomenUseCommunication is probably in full play. The Doctor wants companions who will, like him, try to solve problems by ingenuity and communication, rather than violence. As for why they're young, well, he does a lot of running. Quite simply put, most people past their mid-forties won't have the energy to run up and down corridors all the time. (Plus, he's 2000 something by now, if not into his 3000s: ''Everyone's'' young to him).

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**Tom Baker/Curator says something to the effect of him returning to favorite forms...implying that in a future regeneration he took a form similar to or identical to his fourth incarnation.

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*** The Library's records of the Doctor are on ''printed paper'', not data files. Erasing himself from all databases wouldn't destroy hard copy records, which is why UNIT still has records for Kate to call up information from in "Day of the Doctor".


** Castovalva didn't once its geometry started collapsing in on itself.

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** Castovalva didn't once its geometry started collapsing didn't. Or possibly it had a North in on itself.every direction.


** Logopolis didn't once its geometry started collapsing in on itself.

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** Logopolis Castovalva didn't once its geometry started collapsing in on itself.


* In Rose, when asked about his northern accent, the Doctor states that 'lots of planets have a north'. Does this mean that there are planets out there that don't have North?

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* In Rose, when asked about his northern accent, the Doctor states that 'lots of planets have a north'. Does this mean that there are planets out there that don't have North?North?
** Logopolis didn't once its geometry started collapsing in on itself.

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