What are your favourite things about Rose Tyler?
Oh dear god, where do I even start…
1. Her humanity
Rose is so….SO freaking human. Like, don’t get me wrong, all the companions are human, obviously, but Rose just personifies that. She’s not perfect, she has flaws, she makes mistakes, and every single one of her actions is so god damn human. From saving her father’s life to trying to change a Dalek’s mind. She has no A-levels and no job, but she’s got enough humanity to make her stand out and shine in a show about time-traveling aliens and fantastical futures
2. Her selflessness
NEVER tell me Rose Tyler is a “selfish bitch.” This is the girl who told the Doctor to blow up the building they were standing in to save the world (even if it meant her death), who risked her life to save the Doctor after knowing him a total of twelve hours, who held her dying father’s hand—
“Oh but she never apologized to Jackie and Mickey for disappearing for a year and ruining their lives!”
Haters gonna hate (and this is one I see a lot) but I’d like to direct you to these lines:
JACKIE: One phone call. Just to know that you were alive.
ROSE: I’m sorry. I really am.
ROSE (to Mickey): I’m sorry.
ROSE: He’s winding you up. I am sorry.
ROSE: I am, though.
Three times. She apologized three times. In one episode. I’m a little confused as to how anyone uses this to call her selfish.
3. Her Compassion
Don’t even get me started on this. She tried to save Gwyneth’s life, she held Elton as he cried, she held the Doctor’s hand on the Crucible after he lost the TARDIS — hell, she helped the Doctor to realize that his life was actually worth something and he deserved to live. Like guys, he was ready to kill himself when she first met him. Remember this:
DOCTOR: So, I’m going to go up there and blow them up, and I might well die in the process, but don’t worry about me.
You can say he was just joking around if you want, but this is a Doctor who was fresh off the pain of the Time War. I don’t think he was kidding. But Rose changed that, Rose made him want to live — Rose made him enjoy living. Just being her compassionate, lovely self.
4. Her Loyalty
Basically if Rose Tyler loves you, you’re stuck with her forever. Say what you will, but Rose stands by the people she loves — hell, she got the Doctor to help her find a guy just because he upset Jackie. She helped build a dimension cannon and jumped across universes to get back to the Doctor. That’s not “clingy,” my friends, that’s loyalty. And Rose has it in spades.
***And coming in at the very, very bottom because it’s not one of the things that immediately drew me to her but it bears mentioning:
THAT FACE. Seriously. How do you not love it?
So there you have it. A comprehensive list of my favorite things about Rose Tyler. And believe it or not, I kept my fangirling under control here.