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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: In Seeds of Destruction, Five takes Peri to an unknown garden world instead of Pasadena, as he clearly doesn't want to go to California, and Peri takes offense. According to Landry Walker, who wrote the story, the well-intentioned Fifth Doctor was prone to sarcasm, exasperation, and tactlessness on the show—something that people don't remember when they think about Five—but he was also just as equally apologetic when he realized his faults (which gave him the general reputation as the "nice" Doctor). The balance of these attributes, Walker says, is what made Peter Davison's Doctor a multi-dimensional character.
    • A few pages later Five does indeed seem sorry, it's just that by then the plot's kicked in.
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: Outrage has Stormer heartbroken unable to confess her true feeling to Kimber but fast forward a few years to the Jem IDW comics Kimber and Stormer are an Official Couple.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: At the end of "Forever Janette," Eight refers to "the crushing boredom of eternity." Eight later says as much (in show canon) to the Sisterhood of Karn in "The Night of the Doctor":
    Eight: The Sisterhood of Karn, Keepers of the Flame of Utter Boredom.
    Sister: Eternal Life!
    Eight: That's the one.
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  • Ho Yay: Storybored lays it on pretty thick between Rich and Dom. Just look at their reactions to being separated at the end of the production season. Dom even misses Rich so much that he sees Rich's face on Karen's body when he's about to kiss her. This leads to Dom groping Rich's chest when the two men are finally reunited.
    Dom: I'm so confused!
  • Les Yay: Kimber and Stormer, supposedly based on some heavy Ship Tease in a Jem episode.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • In Forever Janette, LaCroix catches up with the killer, shoots him, beheads him, and puts the head on a pike. Later, the killer regenerates like a Time Lord and grows a new head in the process—all while the old head melts away on the pike. Yikes.
      • His final death is just as gruesome, as he melts due to a lack of energy needed to regenerate properly
    • Dalek. Xenomorphs. Eep.
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  • Tear Jerker: Lady Amye Robsart's death and Lord Robert's reaction in The Stalker of Norfolk. Even the Doctor, who outright disliked the man, feels pity for him.
  • Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny: Forever Janette pits the Master (who still has Cheetah Planet powers from "Survival") in a brawl against LaCroix. They're evenly matched, and the brawl ends when LaCroix tosses the Master aside and escapes the castle.
  • Up to Eleven: The story Rich has planned for the 50th Anniversary of "Doctor Who". Not much is known, besides two things that apply to this trope:
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Rich missed the opportunity to feature a moment where the Stingers return from their tour, only to find Stingers Sound has been destroyed, Jem is really Jerrica Benton and has become engaged to Rio, Eric Raymond is now working for Starlight Music again, and the Misfits will most likely be broken up. A truly epic "what the fuck?!" moment.
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  • The Woobie: Stormer in Outrage. She gets interrupted when she's about to tell Kimber her true feelings, and later on when she tries to take Kimber out for a soda, Kimber lets slip that she already has a date planned with Sean. Stormer runs off, knowing that the other Misfits—her only friends—won't console her (and she doubts that the Misfits will even stay together following Eric Raymond's Heel–Face Turn). She ends up alone in an alleyway, heartbroken and distraught, and crying her eyes out. Thankfully, it gets better for her: the Doctor and Mel offer her a place on the TARDIS, and she accepts.


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