Below the cut are 215+ faceclaims of colour who are, or could pass as, teenagers that you could use to make your high school roleplays more diverse! Organised by ethnicity, gender and age, with their specific ethnicity listed.
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NewCompanionHopes: Daniel Anthony and Anjli Mohindra
Okay, okay, I know what you’re thinking, but hear me out:
Rani and Clyde were main characters on The Sarah Jane Adventures and while it’s been several years, that never stopped the Doctor from coming back, did it? They had a huge fanbase and it would certainly create a lot of buzz and interest to bring back these beloved characters.
Both the actors already have extensive experience in sci-fantasy and the Whoniverse in particular.
The characters are not newbies. They know the alien ropes from Sarah Jane.
We haven’t had a full time MOC companion and full time male companions in general are few and far between. Mickey was recurring, Danny was recurring (and not really a companion although he was an important character), Jack was recurring and white, and Rory was white. Anthony would be an excellent addition to the male companion fold.
Mohindra is of Indian descent and there has yet to be a full time companion of Indian descent in NuWho.
We haven’t haven’t had two POC companions at the same time. This would add some great diversity to Team TARDIS.
It’s true, the drawbacks of this include two more 20-something, modern day companions and another couple on the TARDIS, if they were to keep the previous SJA continuity that was leading Clyde and Rani toward couplehood. But by far the biggest obstacle is the issue of Sarah Jane herself. I don’t, however, believe she makes a Clani+Twelve Team TARDIS impossible.
Unlike Luke, Rani and Clyde were friends of the Smiths. In the distant future, Rani lives in Sarah Jane’s house, so unless time is rewritten again, it’s probably safe to say the SJA group remains close. That said, Luke went off to University and Clyde and Rani will too. Twelve could take up with them there, adventure with them a while, and drop them right back off where he found them. If the issue of Sarah Jane and Luke ever came up, you could potentially show the TARDIS landing in front of Sarah Jane’s house or in the attic at the end of an episode (possibly include an archive footage voice clip of her welcoming the new Doctor into her home from off-screen) and leave the rest of the meeting to the audience’s imaginations.