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* WhatYearIsThis: Averted, The Doctor intentionally didn't arouse suspicion by asking the year. Instead, he asked a few questions about recent events in order to get enough information to deduce the year.


---> '''Steven:''' Say, this is quite a ship you've got here, Doc. Never seen anything like it.
---> '''Doctor:''' Now listen to me, young man. Sit down. Now, there are two things you can do. One, sit there until you get your breath back, and two, don't call me Doc! Now do I make myself clear?
---> '''Steven:''' Yes, yes, whatever you say, Doc--tor!

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---> --> '''Steven:''' Say, this is quite a ship you've got here, Doc. Never seen anything like it.
---> --> '''Doctor:''' Now listen to me, young man. Sit down. Now, there are two things you can do. One, sit there until you get your breath back, and two, don't call me Doc! Now do I make myself clear?
---> --> '''Steven:''' Yes, yes, whatever you say, Doc--tor!

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* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Steven is instructed on how to address the First Doctor.
---> '''Steven:''' Say, this is quite a ship you've got here, Doc. Never seen anything like it.
---> '''Doctor:''' Now listen to me, young man. Sit down. Now, there are two things you can do. One, sit there until you get your breath back, and two, don't call me Doc! Now do I make myself clear?
---> '''Steven:''' Yes, yes, whatever you say, Doc--tor!


[[caption-width-right:350:[[AddedAlliterativeAppeal An alliteration advocate, this Meddling Monk appears to be...]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[AddedAlliterativeAppeal An [[caption-width-right:350:An alliteration advocate, this Meddling Monk appears to be...]]]]]]

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* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: A Saxon woman is gang-raped offscreen by Norwegian military scouts.

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* TheLowMiddleAges: The serial is set in the dying days of the period, with the Norman Conquest only a few days away.


* PlotHole: At the end, the Monk cannot use his TARDIS, but he still has the bazooka and its ammunition, so could still blow up the Vikings.

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* PlotHole: At the end, the Monk cannot use his TARDIS, but he still has the bazooka and its ammunition, so could still blow up the Vikings. The novelisation fixes this by having the Doctor place the ammunition in the Monk's TARDIS first, so that he can't get to it.

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* AnachronisticClue: Vicki and Steven realize that there is something dodgy going on when they discover that the chanting in a 1066 AD monastery is being played by a twentieth-century record player. (Although the audience already know that the Monk is a time traveler.)


* AllThereInTheManual: The novelisation adds a scene of Steven making his way through the jungle trying to avoid the fungoids and coming across the TARDIS, thus explaining how he found it.



* PlotHole: At the end, the Monk cannot use his TARDIS, but he still has the bazooka and its ammunition, so could still blow up the Vikings. In the novelisation, this is corrected by having Steven put the ammunition in the Monk's TARDIS before the Doctor sabotages it, rendering it inaccessible.

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* PlotHole: At the end, the Monk cannot use his TARDIS, but he still has the bazooka and its ammunition, so could still blow up the Vikings. In the novelisation, this is corrected by having Steven put the ammunition in the Monk's TARDIS before the Doctor sabotages it, rendering it inaccessible.


* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: This is what the Monk thinks he's doing.

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* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: This is what how the Monk thinks he's doing.in sees his own actions: that by reversing the outcome of the Battle of Hastings, he would ensure that England gets a better king Harold than the one it actually got William. The Doctor, however, is outraged by the sheer recklessness of this action.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: Steven, refers to the TARDIS as looking like a 'modern police box'. Whoops.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Steven starts out as one due to his hot temper and his social skills being severely damaged by a long period of imprisonment and isolation. He tends to semi-maliciously forget the Doctor hates being called 'Doc', pick fights with people in normal conversation, and physically attacks a passer-by to get information off them instead of just asking like a reasonable person (which Vicki calls him out on).

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** Vicki tells Steven that "they always have them in case of siege...or fire...or something," clearly grasping at straws to convince him.

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The one where a monk has a record player. And a gun. A big gun.


* RippleEffectProofMemory: Discussed by Steven and Vicki, who wonder whether they'll still remember the old history if the Monk succeeds in creating a new one.
** Also averted - apparently one of the changes the Monk has made was to give Leonardo da Vinci some ideas for a flying machine.

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* RippleEffectProofMemory: Discussed by Steven and Vicki, who wonder whether they'll still remember the old history if the Monk succeeds in creating a new one.
one. While this might seem to exclude the Doctor from this trope, the balance of evidence points the other way, and there's no way for the companions to be doing anything more than guessing.
** Also averted - apparently one of the changes the Monk has made was to give Leonardo da Vinci Creator/LeonardoDaVinci some ideas for a flying machine.

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