- Acceptable Targets: American conservatives. Under his tenure on Doctor Who, the Daleks were reminiscent of religious fundamentalists ("Bad Wolf"/"The Parting of the Ways") and imperialists ("Daleks in Manhattan"/"Evolution of the Daleks"). In the Series Three finale, a No Celebrities Were Harmed version of George W. Bush is shown arrogant and bullying, and is killed by the Toclafane.
- Ho Yay: As said above, he himself is gay, and includes plenty of gay and lesbian relationships in his works, so this is a given. He also gives plenty of attention to straight relationships, however.
- Only the Author Can Save Them Now: Davies did a good job resurrecting Doctor Who after its long hiatus, but he was not very good at writing a satisfying finale to the series broadcast while he was executive producer. He was very bad in that particular area, in fact, so the finale of each Davies series suffered from this trope. Unlimited armies of Daleks and Cybermen? Easy, use something that takes them all out at once. The Master rules the Earth? Tinkerbell Jesus to the rescue. Another army of Daleks with the power to DESTROY! REALITY! ITSELF!? Donna develops 1337 Time Lord hacking skills and... they explode, somehow. The Master has turned everyone on Earth into copies of himself? The Time Lord President Rassilon fixes it with a flick of his wrist. This has led to the term "Davies Ex Machina" being coined by fans.
YMMV / Russell T. Davies