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Dangerous Tenant by SPG inc is a crossover between Doctor Who and the Resident Evil games, starting when the TARDIS accidentally arrives in Wesker’s Antarctic bunker after falling through a crack in reality. When Donna decides to leave the ship as the TARDIS recharges itself, she and the Doctor become caught up in the survivors’ attempt to defeat Wesker and destroy the T-virus once and for all.

Dangerous Tenant contains examples of:

  • Artistic Licence – Biology: Comes up with a range of interesting ideas about how the T-virus affects its subjects beyond the whole ‘turn-into-zombies’ angle
  • Awesome, but Impractical: At the conclusion, the Doctor admits to Donna that he could have used the TARDIS to disperse the D-Virus rather than use Wesker’s equipment, but that would have required him to drag the TARDIS through Earth’s atmosphere to basically turn it into a meteor, which would have melted more snow but also created a tidal wave that would have allegedly drowned Scotland.
  • Body Horror: Various mutations are observed, but the most horrific of these has to be Wesker suffering cellular degeneration when his efforts to re-mutate himself backfire.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: When the Doctor explains how some parallel worlds can be perceived by others as fictional constructs, Donna explicitly asks if there is a world where she’s a character in a TV show, with the Doctor quietly answering the question so that Donna doesn’t entirely hear him
  • Brought Down to Normal: After the Doctor takes Wesker captive and knocks him out, he is able to use his own antivirus to deprive Wesker of his superhuman abilities and bring his foe down to a human level.
  • Call-Back: After the last time the Doctor was trapped in a parallel universe, he keeps an emergency power cell on him at all times that he can use to recharge the ship at much shorter notice than was needed last time
  • Canon Welding: Donna recognises the people they’ve met from a video game one of her cousin’s children was playing, prompting the Doctor to explain that parallel worlds can get ‘glimpses’ of each other through fiction
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: When Wesker discovers the Survivors’ location based on the computers they’re using, the Doctor muses that he should have realised that might happen but he just didn’t think of it in time.
  • Deus ex Machina: In the final chapter, the Doctor uses a terraforming feature in the TARDIS to deal with the final problems with his plan.
  • Dying as Yourself: In the end, Jill chooses this when they confirm that the only thing keeping her alive after sustaining serious injuries is a subtle strain of the T-Virus, not wanting to risk becoming another mutation and the Doctor having no time to find a viral combination that will save her before Wesker initiates his own plans.
  • Evil Counterpart: Could arguably apply to Leon versus Steve in the final chapter, with Leon a recent mutation who was acting against the Survivors even before his mutation where Steve actively tries to resist the mutation to help the others.
  • Eye Scream: Not only does Wesker have a cybernetic eye in place of his original left eye, but when Donna exposes Wesker to a camera monitor that records the view from the cybernetic eye, she almost overloads the camera, which could have blinded Wesker as the cybernetic eye is linked into the remaining nerve endings in his eye socket.
  • Godzilla Threshold: The danger if Wesker’s plan succeeds is so great that the Doctor is forced to modify the D-virus so that it will actively kill anyone actively infected with the T-Virus rather than just cure a dormant strain and render them immune to future infection.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Essentially applies to Wesker’s attempt to re-mutate himself with the G-Virus, which can evade being caught by the Doctor’s own D-Virus, as the rapid mutation and evasion rate of the G-Virus means that the only way the D-Virus can stop it is to destroy Wesker’s G-Virus-infected cells, culminating in Wesker suffering complete cellular collapse.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • Donna deliberately traps herself in Wesker’s control room to give Claire a chance to escape.
    • Jill Valentine chooses to die so that the Doctor can ‘use’ her as a test subject for his new D-Virus, which will render all infected immune to the T-Virus at the cost of actively killing anyone already infected with the T-Virus.
    • The mutated Steve Burnside sacrifices himself to destroy the base to stop the Doctor’s apparent plan to do the same, unaware that the Doctor already had a plan to escape the collapse he was planning to trigger.
  • Hive Mind: Wesker’s ultimate agenda is to use a variation of the T-Virus taken from an ant to create a vast hive mind of the infected with himself in control, allowing him to manipulate the way the virus mutates others or even take direct control of them, to the point of using other minds as filters so he doesn’t have to process all that data himself.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Not explicitly invoked, but the Doctor is able to use his telepathy to help the mutated Steve Burnside gain some degree of control of himself despite being mutated into a Hunter-Killer.
  • Ignorant of Their Own Ignorance: Wesker is incapable of considering the idea that the Doctor is an alien, assuming that his second heart is the result of him being a genetic experiment.
  • Innocently Insensitive: The Doctor is often tactless when it comes to taking human feelings into account, but he realises he’s unwittingly crossed a line when he nonchalantly ‘introduces’ Claire to the mutated Steve and only remembers after the fact that Steve was Claire's boyfriend before he was infected.
  • Just Between You and Me: While Wesker isn’t in a position to directly kill the Doctor and the Survivors, he does concede to the Doctor’s request for information when the Doctor observes that he must want to talk to someone about the nature of his work.
  • MacGuffin: Leon retrieves an appendix containing a sample of the 'Originator Virus' — the virus that was later adapted into the T-Virus- which the Doctor is able to use to synthesize his own ‘cure’ for the T-Virus.
  • Mythology Gag: The author notes that Donna’s method of distracting Wesker- making his camera eye watch the monitor that displays the eye camera's own display- was inspired by how producers for Doctor Who came up with the original title effect
  • Never My Fault: Leon blames the Doctor for him getting his right arm torn off and infected with a strain of T-virus, even though Leon ran back into the base to get a sample against the Doctor’s recommendation.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: The Doctor naturally displays this, allowing him to analyse and modify the T-Virus (after acquiring one of the original natural samples that inspired its creation) into a non-lethal version using just the tools in one of Wesker’s labs.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: Claire accuses the Doctor of being similar to Wesker after Steve sacrifices himself to implement the Doctor’s plan, but she accepts the Doctor’s apology when he explains that he just didn’t think of an idea that might have cured Steve rather than deliberately withholding it, the Doctor affirming to Claire that he never wanted anybody involved to die.
  • Not So Stoic: Wesker screams in panic when he is attacked by his own mutated plant, and expresses further horror when his attempt to re-mutate himself with the G-Virus causes his entire body to basically rebel against itself.
  • Outside-Genre Foe: The Resident Evil series, which is basically a shooting game as characters fight their way through hordes of zombies, finds a new hero in the form of the Doctor, who is able to scientifically analyse the available information about the T-virus and devise a new version that will be perfectly harmless to humanity but render them all immune to the mutative effects of the T-virus from then on
  • Race Against the Clock: Never an explicit issue, but the Doctor acknowledges that he has a time limit even before Wesker sets up his plans, as he has to get the TARDIS back to his universe before the recharging ship overloads and explodes.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Donna delivers one to Wesker regarding how his ‘great plan’ has left him hiding in his base, talking about how he's so great when he's sitting surrounded by jars of creepy experiments and irritating people who come to the base with a running commentary of their activities.
  • Right Behind Me: Leon is initially satisfied that he’s shut the Doctor up, but soon realises that the Doctor is actually silent because there’s a hunter right behind Leon.
  • Rogues' Gallery Transplant: Wesker might still consider the Survivors led by Chris Redfield his main opposition, but he observes that the Doctor is rapidly becoming someone else he truly hates.
  • Sadistic Choice: Towards the end, the Doctor has to take control of the remaining hunters himself to plant explosives and basically turn them into suicide bombers; Donna volunteers to do this job to spare him having to do it himself.
  • Sherlock Scan: The Doctor demonstrates this after meeting the survivors, putting together a series of clues to determine that they’re a former black-ops military unit and that Claire and Chris are related
  • They Walk Among Us: Essentially describes the Doctor’s final plan; having determined the nature of the T-Virus, he intends to modify it into a new form that he calls ‘the D-Virus’, which will infect humanity and preserve the virus’s existence without actually causing any kind of mutation to the subject and rendering them immune to infection from other strains of the virus.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Wesker not only repeatedly underestimates his enemies, but in the final confrontation he underestimates the Doctor’s skill at viral genetics, as his attempt to re-mutate himself causes his body to collapse due to the Doctor’s anti-virus clashing with Wesker’s new virus.
  • Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object: A literal example of this theory put into practice, as ruthless and genetically-augmented megalomaniac Albert Wesker is thrown into the TARDIS as his base explodes, colliding with the central time rotor, the force of the impact knocking him out long enough for the Doctor to inject Wesker with a new virus that 'cures' Wesker of all his enhancements while leaving the TARDIS itself undamaged.
  • Was Once a Man: The Doctor and the Survivors gain a tentative ally in the form of Steve Burnside, who was mutated into a Hunter-Killer by Wesker, but the Doctor is able to use his own telepathy to help Steve regain some control of himself.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: Towards the end the Doctor and Wesker basically play this against each other, having to rapidly adapt their plans to accommodate what they learn of the other’s agenda.
  • Zero-Effort Boss: Essentially; Wesker re-mutates himself with his new G-Virus after the Doctor cures him of the original viral infection with his own D-Virus, but the clash of the two viruses in Wesker’s genetics causes his cellular structure to collapse.