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The Doctor in his new duds.

Doctor Whooves – The Series by Loyal2Lunanote  is a crossover Fan Fic series between Doctor Who and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, splitting off from the events of Number 12 and Traveler, both by Squeak Anon.

The Doctor goes on adventures across time and space with the Mane 6 (just not all at once, he can't keep track of six companions simultaneously). As of yet, four regular episodes have been released:

  • The Pinkie Conundrum - Following the events of Traveler, Twilight goes to Canterlot to deliver her report on what has transpired since the Doctor's arrival in Ponyville directly to Princess Celestia, leaving him alone with Spike, while the TARDIS attempts to recharge and fully repair herself after her fall into Equestria. Although at first distraught at being stranded in the seemingly serene township of Ponyville, the Doctor must re-examine his initial assumptions about the town, the world of Equestria, and his Compulsive Need to Travel when he is confronted with the almost (?) miraculous, impossible events surrounding Ponyville's resident party-mare: Pinkie Pie.
  • Game of Stones - His nature as a Time Lord revealed to Twilight's friends, the Doctor prepares for a jaunt though history with Rainbow Dash when Applejack informs him of something she saw as a filly. Intrigued, the Doctor and Twilight, accompanied by Applejack and Rainbow Dash, travel 3000 years into the past, to the Reigneissance period of Roan, where they discover a bizzarre plot against Leonard Di Hoovsie, a failing artist destined to become a beloved Icon of Equestrian Culture.
  • Along Came A Spider - When faced with the Doctor for the first time, Zecora flees in terror. When the cryptic zebra later turns up suffering from a mysterious ailment that is somehow related to her homeland of Zebrica, the Doctor, Twilight, and (much to their surprise) Fluttershy must travel to the distant savannah to discover the cause of her distress. But what begins as a search for a cure will lead to a darker place than one might believe possible, as a mystery spanning the whole of space and time deepens and hungry gods from distant memories demand the Time Lord’s blood.
  • Only Skin Deep (ongoing) - When the TARDIS is unexpectedly pulled off course during her first foray into the wider universe, the Doctor, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, and a somewhat reluctant Twilight find themselves brought to the doorstep of a utopian alien city. While Rarity and Pinkie immerse themselves in two opposite ends of the local culture, questions that have gone unasked for centuries draw Twilight into the shadowy labyrinth of intrigue and deception that sustains a delicate balance of power in this ‘perfect’ society. A balance that some will go to any length to preserve.
  • There is also a Christmas Episode entitled A Hearth's Warming Tale, in which princess Luna tells a story to certain three fillies about how Scootaloo saved the Hearth's Warming (with a little help from the Doctor).

And as the mystery surrounding the cryptic messages left in the Doctor’s path continues to unfold, will the growing schism of distrust between Time Lord and Friendship Scholar over unspoken secrets cost both ponies more than either of them are prepared to lose?

Doctor Whooves – The Series provides examples of:

  • Action Girl: Applejack, Rainbow Dash, and Twilight Sparkle have turned into these.
  • Alien Arts Are Appreciated: Pinkie's party-throwing arts prove quite popular among the Quilin. Especially her chocolate chip cookies are appreciated.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Only Skin Deep begins with Rarity going far out of her way to please a Spoiled Brat of a client and losing track of time - so when her parents arrive, as they were supposed to, she's already at her wits' end and really not in the mood of their hippie ways. When the client insults her earth pony dad, Rarity reaches her Rage Breaking Point and throws everypony out.
  • Anti-Villain: Marr Bell, at first.
  • Arbitrary Scepticism: Twilight thinks rocs being zebra banshee is ridiculous. The Doctor stays open-minded.
    The Doctor: Whether you agree with them or not, they have those beliefs for a reason and it is rarely without at least some merit.
    • Although given that he is a time travelling alien life form who has a magical box that's bigger on the inside who regularly fights cyborgs, monsters, demons, and more, it's easy to get why he'd feel that way.
    • In a later episode, she can't believe that sea ponies exist. AJ, who has seen them on her last outing with the Doctor, laughs at that.
  • Artifact Domination: Tagati's Evil Mask, but it really just makes things easier for the entity that's possessing her.
  • Badass Boast: The Doctor's specialty.
  • Bad Liar: Applejack, to the point where it may as well be Can Not Tell A Lie.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: The Doctor, as his usual style.
  • Bigger on the Inside:
    • The TARDIS, much like in Who canon.
    • Pinkie Pie is also apparently larger on the inside than she looks, much to the surprise of the Doctor.
  • Blithe Spirit: This Doctor is an optimistic, talkative one who tries his best to distract ponies from danger. He has a bottomless supply of clever jokes. Nightmare fetishism also helps him stay upbeat.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall:
    Pinkie: I’m pretty sure we pulled that gag in the last episode. (The Doctor did, she wasn't there.)
  • Brought Down to Normal: Gelding Marks block unicorns' magic.
  • Casual Time Travel: Although the TARDIS gets quite opinionated.
  • Chekhov's Skill: The Horizontal Inertia Manipulator.
  • Chick Magnet: The Doctor. In Only Skin Deep he finds himself the target of three quilin Mistresses. He does his best to avoid them. Also, everypony thinks he and Twilight have something going on (they don't! Really!). And then there's the sultan bath... incident...
  • Christmas Episode: A Hearth's Warming Tale, told by Luna to three little fillies, with humorous interruptions from them.
  • City in a Bottle: The Last City of Qing is covered by the Dome, under ice, and Kir says our protagonists are the first visitors since the city's founding.
  • Claustrophobia: It's stated pegasi have a phobia of being trapped. When Scootaloo gets Caught In The Snare, she panics hard.
  • Cliffhanger: Loyal2Luna ends almost every single chapter with these.
  • Clock King: A message is left for the Doctor, each based off a time (Noon, One O'Clock, etc, that he always reads exactly at that time).
  • Cold Opening: The prologues to each episode set up the adventure.
  • Composite Character: The Doctor is a combination of the 10th and 11th Doctors with several fresh quirks added.
  • Continuity Nod/Call-Back: To Doctor Who:
    The Doctor: I'm not a pony. I walk in eternity. I’m a traveler.
    • Fluttershy knocks four times.
    • The Doctor is unwilling to interfere... until he finds a suffering child.
    • He mentions Novikov Self-Consistency Principle.
    • Metebelis III gets a mention, too.
    • As do cracks in time. And the Doctor's last conversation with the Spider Goddess bears a direct resemblance to the one with Rosanna Calvieri.
    • In the Christmas Episode, the Doctor is really resigned to all the weirdness that goes on holidays.
      The Doctor: It goes ‘ding’ when there’s stuff. I just had to change the kind of stuff it goes ‘ding’ for. I’m glad I haven’t had to go near any chicken coops.
    • And his TARDIS hasn't changed a bit...
      The Doctor: Now, the TARDIS is equipped with a special device called a chameleon circuit. Whenever she lands somewhere, in the first nanosecond of arrival, faster than a living thing can even blink, she scans every structure within a thousand miles, creating a detailed map of the area to cross reference with cultural commonalities that allows her to pick out the perfect disguise in order to blend seamlessly into the new environment. (...) And then she appears as a big blue police box from 1963 Earth.
    • The randomiser is still there, as well.
    • There's also an internal nod to Along Came A Spider: a "Zebrican Green Biter (Arachne Anasi)" in Gus's collection. Only Skin Deep has several nods to previous adventures.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Graphis Denarius.
  • Cosmic Retcon: Twilight Sparkle does this when telling Celestia of the events of Traveler.
  • Crystal Spires and Togas: The Last City of Qing is a very formal, elegant, regal and crystalline-mirrory-metallic-shiny place which reminds the Doctor of Gallifrey. And they wear stoles there.
  • Data Crystal: The Quilin have crystal-based tech, including memory diamonds that work as both camera and data card.
  • Demonic Possession: The Anasi followers.
  • Distressed Dude: The Doctor (as is his usual style) in Along Came A Spider, twice. Second time with another bloke for company. Played for Laughs with the Quilin mistresses.
  • Ditzy Genius: The Doctor puts on an act, as usual, with the cute forgetfulness and general Obfuscating Insanity air, whenever he doesn't need to be all serious and such.
  • Doing in the Scientist: The Doctor has on occasion tried to find a scientific explanation for events, only for it to turn out to be magical.
  • Double Standard Rape: Female on Male: It appears Twilight holds it, as she doesn't think twice about taking her experimental invisibility spell off the Doctor and letting the Quilin mistresses chase him.
  • Drama Queen: Rarity's tendencies are understated in this series (yup!), but following the mishap described under Amazingly Embarrassing Parents she decides to run away from her clearly ruined life. By means of sweetly asking the Doctor to take her someplace completely new. Elegant. Regal. Exotic... Which he does, if not without suspicions.
    The Doctor: Are you getting married in the morning perchance?
  • The Dreaded: The Doctor gets named the "God-Slayer". In fairness, this was an Eldritch Abomination that set up a Religion of Evil using Mind Control, so it's kinda normal for him. Also, it's far from the only time that people have viewed him as this, as his other nicknames in canon, "The Oncoming Storm," and "The Lonely God" would inform you.
  • Endless Winter: The Ice Age on the planet Qing strikes the Doctor as highly disturbing, so it might qualify. Kir says it was either brought on or accelerated by the Quilin's attempts to prevent it.
  • Humanoid Aliens: Denizens of Qing, the Quilin, are pony-shaped, but scaly, with horizontal oval pupils in their eyes, and they have two horns each, but no cutie-marks. Their sexual dimorphism consists of sort of whiskers for males and feminine shapes for females. Their society is very rigidly stratified, with possible biological difference between castes (the Masters are larger, with longer horns). They eat gems, but also like cookies a lot.
  • Fantastic Rank System: The Quilin. It's complicated. They also seem to have a taboo on using names.
  • Fighting from the Inside: The Doctor thinks the real Tagati is. Which is true, but with the starvation and Artifact Domination, they stand no chance.
  • First Contact: In Only Skin Deep, Pinkie Pie finds aliens. The Doctor, rather amused, resorts to I Come in Peace, upon which Twilight face-hooves.
  • Giant Spider: Along Came A Spider. There are hoof-sized spiders, and the Spider Goddess Anasi when we finally see her, brings the worst memories of Metebelis III to mind.
  • Glad I Thoughtof It: Master of the Halls, after three chapters of resenting Pinkie, is praised for her idea and goes with it. Kind of Subverted Trope, because his Prince was only giving him the rope to hang himself with, but still.
  • The Grinch: Gloomy Gus from A Hearth's Warming Tale. Stemming from Excessive Mourning of My Greatest Failure.
  • Hammerspace: Pinkie Pie gets humorous (and occasionally, useful) props out of it. The Doctor just shakes his head.
  • Hate Plague: In A Hearth's Warming Tale, it's the effect humbugs have on ponies. And it's quite, quite potent.
  • Have We Met Yet?: Pretty much standard. Zecora freaks out when she meets the Doctor for the first time - from his perspective, because, as we later learn, she's seen him before in full Oncoming Storm mode.
  • Heroic BSoD: Played for Drama by Fluttershy in Along Came A Spider, Played for Laughs by the Doctor in Only Skin Deep.
  • Heroic Willpower: Twilight manages to overcome the Gelding Marks through it. She later learns this is completely impossible.
  • Humiliation Conga: Happens to Graphis Denarius.
  • Implacable Man:
    • Marr Bell.
    • Never stand between a dying Zebra and their Roc. There is nothing that will stop the Roc from carrying away its target except bringing said Zebra back from death's door.
  • It's All About Me: Graphis Denarius
  • It Is Dehumanising: The Anasi followers towards our heroes. Tagati especially speaks in a very indirect, the-all-knowing-oracle-like way. The Doctor, being the Doctor, mocks her a lot for this.
  • Jerkass: Graphis Denarius.
  • Last of His Kind:
    • The Doctor.
    • Marr Bell, the last of the Gorgons. Except not.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Marr Bell, who has the strength of five Weeping Angels, can survive a large explosion, and is highly agile.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Filly Zecora. Very much. Scootaloo has her moments, as well.
  • Love at First Sight: Rarity (after pointedly declaring she will not swoon) melts upon seeing prince Kir, who appears to reciprocate. Sadly, it seems she's in for a huge disappontment.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: In Only Skin Deep Rarity flat-out refuses to hear Twilight's legitimate concerns, because surely Kir can't have any connection with evil giant alien spiders?
  • Malicious Misnaming: Not exactly malicious, but it seems after he's over the regeneration trauma, the Doctor's misnaming of Twilight and Scootaloo is less absent-mindedness and more a device to take their minds off being frightened.
  • Mind Probe: Tagati (also called the Prophet), in the grand tradition of Who villains, but the Doctor surprises her with his resistance.
  • Minor Living Alone: In A Hearth's Warming Tale, Scootaloo, since her dad is away working most of the time.
  • Mood Whiplash: Chapter 1 of Along Came A Spider involves, in close succesion: the Doctor escaping his Unwanted Harem, Zecora's Freak Out, the Cutie Mark Crusaders spying on the Doctor, Apple Bloom's friends being lied to by something creepy, herself rescuing Zecora from a roc, Twilight and Fluttershy chatting and singing, only to open the door and find bruised Bloom and unconscious Zecora on the doorstep, which leads to Medical Drama, then the Doctor going all Time Lordly about established events and possibility of Clock Roaches and being defused by Fluttershy's Puppy-Dog Eyes. Topped with a pun. Yup. The whole episode is just one rollercoaster ride of this sort.
  • Motor Mouth: The Doctor rambles with practiced ease. A lot.
  • Mr. Fixit: Guess Who? He fixes things up better than new! (Although that does tend to bring too much attention from mares).
  • Musical World Hypotheses: Every now and then, completely out of the blue, we're treated to a (spoof of a well-known) song. Even when Pinkie isn't around. It's ambiguous whether the songs are heard by the characters or not - in Along Came A Spider Fluttershy seems to hear the song.
  • The Natives Are Restless: In Along Came A Spider, because of the drought. The Prophet Tagati aiming to invade Equestria does not help.
  • The Nicknamer: Pinkie becomes one in Only Skin Deep.
  • Not Now, We're Too Busy Crying Over You: Or, to be precise, over the gadget that was supposed to save Rainbow Dash in Game of Stones.
  • Perception Filter: Twilight made it into a spell. It saves the Doctor from the amorous Quilin mistresses, for a while, at least.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: In case you were wondering why it took Rarity so much time to prepare for the party in Qing - she simply had to fancy her robe up to absolute perfection. An alien prince: impressed.
  • Power Tattoo: Inverted with Gelding Marks, which nullify magic. In Along Came A Spider, Twilight Sparkle gets them all over her body.
  • Prehensile Hair: Tagati.
  • Reality Warper: Things Pinkie Pie does manage to fling the Doctor into Heroic BSoD, as they. Are. Impossible!
  • Running Gag: The Doctor saying "somebody" and others correcting him with "somepony". The Doctor eventually gets used to saying what he's supposed to say, but Fluttershy eventually suggests "somezebra".
  • Oh, Crap!: Graphis has one when he finds out Lady Astrolia is nearby.
  • On the Next: Usually done with the final chapter of each episode.
  • The Power of Friendship: As with the show, it's prevalent here, even to the point where it fuels the TARDIS, because it's the basic form of energy in this universe.
  • Psychopomp: Zebras believe that Rocs serve this role, carrying away the souls of departed Zebras to the afterlife.
  • Punny Name: The world of Equis is full of these. Usually lampshaded by the Doctor.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Zecora. And she is cryptic. Rhyming turns out to be a side-effect of the medicine for the Bite.
  • Save the Villain: The Doctor gives Anasi a chance. It goes the usual way.
  • Science Fantasy: Though it tends to lean more on the fantasy scale (magic!) the Doctor is prone to Doing In the Wizard. Trying to, anyway.
  • Science Hero: The Doctor and Twilight both.
    The Doctor: There’s no such thing as "useless" information.
  • Schizo Tech: Becomes a plot point when a charm is discovered in a time period where it hasn't been invented yet.
  • Shout-Out:
    The Doctor: Accio Twilight!
    The Doctor: Four equine explorers, traveling the stars to explore strange new worlds… seeking out new life and new civilizations...
    Pinkie: Boldly going where nopony has gone before! Heeey, that’s kinda catchy.
  • She's Not My Girlfriend: Rarity, Spike and several others seem to think there is something more than friendship between the Doctor and Twilight, but both parties fervently deny it.
  • Sick Episode: Played for Drama in Along Comes A Spider for Zecora.
  • Snake Talk: The gorgons. Twilight doesn't realize this thanks to the TARDIS' Traslator Microbes.
  • The So-Called Coward: Fluttershy, mostly by herself. The Doctor honestly admires her badass moments.
  • Stable Time Loop: In Along Came A Spider, Zecora, who's already lived the events of the story as a filly, relates them to Apple Bloom while the Doctor and company are right in their midst.
  • Steampunk: The Doctor's new outfit is quite steampunky, although the new TARDIS desktop theme is more pony-punky.
  • Story Arc: There seems to be one involving the Master and the events surrounding Traveler, as implied in the first On the Next.
  • Synthetic Plague: The Bite, as the Doctor suspects.
  • Taken for Granite: Marr Bell, being a gorgon, is able to do this to ponies.
  • Talking Your Way Out: Well, this is the Doctor we're talking about. To be fair, he also talks his way into danger gleefully.
    The Prophet: Answer without answering... Questions given questions in return, it fashions its words like a labyrinth... Does it stall for time? Does it believe rescue to be on the way? Anasi thinks not.
  • Time-Travel Romance: Twilight Sparkle and Leonard DiHoovsie fall in love.
  • Time-Travel Tense Trouble: Prevalent, but Fluttershy seems to suffer this the most.
  • Toon Physics: They completely baffle The Doctor in The Pinkie Conundrum. By the Only Skin Deep he's kind of used to it.
  • Town with a Dark Secret: Ancient Roan.
    • The Doctor pegs The Last City of Qing as one almost immediately, but the cryptic hints he drops, along with his refusal to elaborate, just serve to annoy Twilight more than alert her to any problems. She is already highly suspicious, of several things.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Graphis gets one when The Doctor and company put a stop to his plans.
  • Wax Museum Morgue: Graphis sells petrified ponies.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Graphis's Freudian Excuse. Which is really just an excuse.
  • Witch Doctor: Zilaka, although he's rather pragmatic and wry, rather than mystical.
  • World of Pun: It's Equestria and surroundings. The Doctor sometimes finds the puns painful, though.