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* NoteToSelf: Ashildr keeps journals of her adventures knowing that, as an immortal without with finite memory, she will eventually forget them otherwise. She sometimes reads through her own memories as a form of entertainment and the Doctor finds a section of ripped pages in one journal, presumably of memories that she wanted to effectively forget.



* OpenSecret: Once again, neither Clara nor the Doctor appear concerned about the fact her students are aware of the Doctor's unique abilities, given he helped one student complete a history assignment by arranging for her to meet the real Winston Churchill.

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* OpenSecret: Once again, neither Clara nor the Doctor appear appears concerned about the fact her students are aware of the Doctor's unique abilities, given he helped one student complete a history assignment by arranging for her to meet the real Winston Churchill.

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* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Ashildr was granted immortality by the Doctor, however, she still possesses a human brain that cannot retain her memories of her adventures spanning centuries. As a result, she refers to herself as "Me" (having long forgotten her true name) and keeps her history documented in journals.

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* ThouShaltNotKill: The Doctor looks disturbed when Ashildr brags of fighting in the Battle of Agincourt.

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* YouExclamation: When the Knightmare does a DramaticUnmask to reveal herself as Ashildr.
-->'''Doctor:''' You...
-->'''Ashildr:''' Yes, it is [[DoubleMeaning me]].


* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The blurb of a Series 9 tie-in novel posted online several weeks before the episode's broadcast revealed the nature of [[Creator/MaisieWilliams Maisie Williams']] character and part of the plot of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E5TheGirlWhoDied The Girl Who Died]]".


* ArtisticLicenceAstronomy: A subtle example. Leandro claims to be from "Alpha Leonis". Given that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulus Regulus]], the star in question, is a ''blue'' star, there's no way a planet in its orbit could be the home of a sapient species. It's too hot and short-lived. This is a fairly common error in science fiction.

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* ArtisticLicenceAstronomy: Leandro claims to be from Delta Leonis, which is a ''star'' -- it would make a lot more sense for him to declare which ''planet'' he is from. %%(Original text, which refers to the wrong star, follows; a similar point may still apply: A subtle example. Leandro claims to be from "Alpha Leonis". Given that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulus Regulus]], the star in question, is a ''blue'' star, there's no way a planet in its orbit could be the home of a sapient species. It's too hot and short-lived. This is a fairly common error in science fiction.)

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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Catherine Tregenna revealed in ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' that the story takes place in Hounslow.

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* SirSwearsALot: Due to a mastering error, the English subtitles on the Blu-ray release of this episode have the Doctor unexpectedly transcribed as uttering "Oh shit!" during a scene (needless to say, the character doesn't actually say those words on screen!).


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* WrittenInAbsence: Clara's off taking her students to tae-kwan-do lessons, only showing up at the end.

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: The energies which open or close the rift are given different colors, which the Doctor describes: [[GoodColorsEvilColors "Purple, colour of death," and gold, "The light of immortality."]]

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* CharacterTitle: It’s twice in a row for this with Ashildr, as she’s ‘The Woman Who Lived’


* TheAgeless: 800 years later and Ashildr hasn't aged a day. [[spoiler: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E10FaceTheRaven 400 years after that]] and still nothing's changed.]]

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* TheAgeless: 800 years later and Ashildr hasn't aged a day. [[spoiler: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E10FaceTheRaven 400 years after that]] and still nothing's changed.]]



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: Sam Swift is never seen or mentioned again, despite having been saved with the second Mire medkit. The Doctor does say that since his lifeforce was being drained by the Eye of Hades before he was revived, the medkit probably wouldn't have been able to make him immortal.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: Sam Swift is never seen or mentioned again, despite having been saved with the second Mire medkit. The Doctor does say that since his lifeforce was being drained by the Eye of Hades before he was revived, the medkit probably wouldn't have been able to make him immortal.]]


* TheAgeless: 800 years later and Ashildr hasn't aged a day. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E10FaceTheRaven 400 years after that]] and still nothing's changed.

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* TheAgeless: 800 years later and Ashildr hasn't aged a day. [[spoiler: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E10FaceTheRaven 400 years after that]] and still nothing's changed.]]



[[spoiler:
** Ashildr warns the Doctor that Clara will "blow away like smoke."
** When Clara returns to the TARDIS, the Doctor jokes, "Who are you?"
** And Clara is wearing a raven necklace.]]

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[[spoiler:
** [[spoiler: Ashildr warns the Doctor that Clara will "blow away like smoke."
"]]
** [[spoiler: When Clara returns to the TARDIS, the Doctor jokes, "Who are you?"
you?"]]
** [[spoiler: And Clara is wearing a raven necklace.]]


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** And Clara is wearing a raven necklace.

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** And Clara is wearing a raven necklace.]]


* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Sam Swift is never seen or mentioned again, despite having been saved with the second Mire medkit. The Doctor does say that since his lifeforce was being drained by the Eye of Hades before he was revived, the medkit probably wouldn't have been able to make him immortal.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: Sam Swift is never seen or mentioned again, despite having been saved with the second Mire medkit. The Doctor does say that since his lifeforce was being drained by the Eye of Hades before he was revived, the medkit probably wouldn't have been able to make him immortal.]]


* GenreSavvy: The Doctor knows that Leandro will betray Ashildr at the first opportunity. It's what villains in this show always do.

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