Yeah!!! She's one of my favorite characters!! And I love her relationship with the Twelfth Doctor!!!
Here let's just remind you about how the Doctor spent twenty-four years with her just to let her go after that time was up, knowing that he was going to meet her for the first time but she would also die in the process. And let's just show that the Doctor is Not Okay.
“It’s colour. Colour that holds the key. I can hear the
colours. Listen to them. Every time I step outside, I feel nature is
shouting at me. Come on. Come and get me. Come on. Come on! Capture my
You know what I really love about Steven’s introductions to new companions? He doesn’t forget the old ones. It’s not like the Doctor just moves on and starts picking up companions because they’re clever and fun and he needs them. Nope. He gives the Doctor a reason to move on, and it’s always tied to the memory of the previous companion.
When 11 met Clara, it was her use of the word “Pond” that made the Doctor leave his cloud. When 12 met Bill, it was her “Imagine” how you’d feel if someone wiped your memory that moved the Doctor. I like this a lot. That his lost companions are saving him one last time.
Have you done Doctor Who? If not, could you sort: The Ninth Doctor The Tenth Doctor The Eleventh Doctor The Twelfth Doctor ?
I adore Doctor Who!! (Personally, I’m an 11 girl myself, just saying). -MoMo
Ninth Doctor/Christopher Eccleston: Gryffindor
Though we only got one season with the Ninth doctor, that was still enough time for us to get a fairly good take on his character. He was quite sassy and sarcastic, but when it came down to it, he knew when things needed to be taken seriously. Throughout every twist and turn, this doctor had an undying determination to keep his compantion, Rose Tyler, safe. More importantly, he wanted to keep everyone safe. This season can be seen as a bit of a crisis in the doctor’s life, as this regeneration takes form immediately after John Hurt’s War Doctor; now, he’s no longer a fun-loving space-exploring alien, but a time traveller hellbent on righting every wrong he stumbles upon. With a very memorable quote of “just this once, everybody lives!”, I place the Ninth doctor in Gryffindor!
Tenth Doctor/David Tennant: Slytherin
Next came the Tenth doctor, a bit more goofy than the last. Known for his “sand shoes” and red and blue glasses, the Tenth doctor is very different compared to the Ninth. In one episode, The Waters of Mars, he proclaims himself to be the “time lord victorious”, as he goes mad with his own power. The Tenth doctor possessed a bit more ambition than the other regenerations before him. A good example of this is that not long before he regenerates, he cries “Look at you. Not remotely important! But me? I could do so much more! So much more! But this is what I get. My reward. Well it’s not fair!” With this, I place him in Slytherin!
Eleventh Doctor/Matt Smith: Hufflepuff
The Eleventh doctor seems to be almost a polar opposite of the Ninth doctor, as he tips the goofy spectrum that the Tenth doctor had found balance on. Yes, the Eleventh doctor is a bit more fun-loving and silly, and he takes great joy in going on grand, somewhat dangerous adventures. His regeneration focuses on the idea of child-like wonder and hope more than the others, and also shows (arguably) the strongest bond we’ve seen between the doctor and his companion (at this point, Amy Pond). The eleventh doctor goes to great lengths to protect Amy (and at some points, also her husband Rory) and to right his wrongs, as she means more to him than he could ever think to explain. With his quote of “…when people come to you, and ask if trying to get to me through the people I love is in any way a good idea…oh, look, I’m angry. That’s new.” I deem the Eleventh doctor a Hufflepuff!
Twelfth Doctor/Peter Capaldi: Slytherin
The Twelfth doctor is a stark jump from the Eleventh, particularly when it comes to his personality. He is more focused, more serious, and in most cases, more cold and calculating. While Eleven went for somewhat giddy humor and was quite frazzled, the Twelfth regeneration sticks to wittier sarcasm and thinks through situations. In Mummy on the Orient Express, he explains that “Sometimes the only choices you have are bad ones, but you still have to choose.” This is a very true quote that I find to be important to his character, as the Twelfth doctor has seen many things in his long lifetime at this point, including many loses, some of which at his hand, but he still possesses a great amount of drive when it comes to saving others. For this, I put him in Slytherin!
The Doctor is more involved in the lives of Amy and Rory than he ever expected to be [as of A Good Man Goes to War]. He met a seven-year-old girl, and now discovers that it’s possible, at some future point, he’s dating their daughter. ‘They’ve got a baby…and look who it is!’ I mean, he must wonder if he can cross the TARDIS control room without Rory punching him for practice.
It’s everything the Doctor has ever tried to avoid–this man who avoids any kind of commitment, any kind of relationship–and he’s practically got a family unit around him, as dysfunctional as it is. He can’t just walk away. That’s his plan, however much he loves them–to hang out with Amy and Rory for a few years before they grow up too much, and then bugger off before he screws anything to permanently. Well, he can’t this time. He absolutely can’t. He’s committed. So it’s complex. It has to be. That’s the only way to write relationships. They do get more complex–every relationship in the world. I like that. I like the Doctor tripping over the consequences of being him.
Steven Moffat on 11′s relationship with the Ponds (Amy, Rory, River) from DWM 438 (August 2011)
This is in The Doctor: His Lives and Times. I haven’t got a chance to properly read it-read it yet, but I’ve been scanning and flipping through and this really stuck out to me.
Rory’s imaginary friend is just made up on the spot, because he’s never had one - he’s always played Amy’s imaginary friend and he doesn't need an imaginary friend, so he makes his up in the vein of hers and then IT’S SOMEONE WHO TAKES CARE OF PEOPLE BECAUSE THAT’S JUST RORY.
Amy’s still trying to convince someone else that she’s okay, that her imaginary friend is REAL, but she knows that she isn’t supposed to talk about it because she’s been taught for three years at this point that what other people believe is in her imagination is not as valid as what they perceive to be “real”. Because who tells a kid their imaginary friend isn’t real?!
And then Mels…wow, Mels. I think this right here made me fall in love with that angry little girl from Leadworth. She is SCREAMING for help, this poor little girl who is constantly in trouble and acting out and refusing to grow up, because she’s trapped in this existence where she’s been raised to be a murderer. Her imaginary friend is the Silence…I really can’t with the strain this little girl would have gone through.
I like to think that’s how Amy and Mels met, maybe, that they were the two outcast girls who everyone thought needed “help.” We know Amy went to psychiatrists, I’m really really hoping Mels did as well, at least at some point, because this poor child.
The thing is, he never lets Amy read far enough into the book to find out if he actually breaks River’s wrist or not. He stops Amy right here.
Later, when he panics and refuses to break River’s wrist in an effort to change the future (telling her to get out without breaking it), he is simply reacting to an assumption out of fear rather than thinking the situation through. His panic seals his fate. The scene Amy reads in the book is exactly what happens in reality and so, logically, is what follows. He never breaks River’s wrist in any version of the story. She always breaks it herself.
Had he actually read a few more pages, he’d see that he doesn’t break her wrist, but he couldn’t risk reading it. And so, he is doomed to do exactly what the book says – he can’t change what’s written in that book once he’s read it, but he also can’t know what he needs to do for a different outcome without reading it. And to top it off, the fact that he can never travel back there means he only has one chance to do this right. He was never going to be able to stop what’s written in this book from coming true.