the valeyard

Doctor Who - who's in the vault????

All y'all saying it’s one or both of the Masters in the vault but u know what I think?

I think it’s the Doctor in there. 

I think Twelve is keeping his future self (still Twelve but from the future) in the vault. Hence the Beethoven piano playing. Hence Twelve telling the one in the vault stories and bringing him food he KNOWS he himself likes. It’s fucking Twelve in the vault guys. 

 It’s Twelve in the vault and if you aren’t convinced yet then lemme just lay some future potential proof on you by reminding you about this guy right here:

Who’s this Classic Who weirdo you might ask? Why he’s none other than The Valeyard – described by the Master as an amalgamation of the Doctor’s darker sides from between his twelfth and final incarnations. 

He was portrayed by Michael Jayston in the original series but just try to tell me Michael Jayston don’t look petty got dang similar to Peter Capaldi. 

The Sixth Doctor spent the entirety of Season 23 of the series trying to stop this evil mother fucker version of himself. And you know how he finally fucking managed to do it? By getting the help of The Master. 

It’s fucking Twelve in the vault guys. It’s Twelve as The Valeyard in the vault, and he’s gonna need the help of not one but two Masters to defeat himself when the time comes. 

(And if it turns out not to be Twelve in the vault then the writers are missing a god damn trick I tell ya what)

The first Doctor scared me shitless for a moment, I thought that it was Valeyard, created by that aborted almost-regeneration :D. He just sounded a bit menacing, as if he was mocking Twelve. Only now it hit me that One was probably also talking with himself, not Twelve. He’s anxious about his first regeneration… So I guess at Christmas Twelve will try comforting him, telling him all will be well, it will be worth it, and at the same time he’ll convince himself it’s all right to change, and they both go into their new incarnations with acceptance :). Sounds sweet enough for Christmas story. Maybe they even go visit Susan at last – I really wish Capaldi have his #1 bucketlist thing :).

Things I never hear Doctor Who fans talk about...

How Romana 2 burned through 3 to 5 regenerations (depending how you want to count it) to have an appearance approved by the Doctor

How the third Doctor had a tattoo when he regenerated

Why the Doctor has never gone back to check on Susan

Whatever happened to the Valeyard

The Doctor being half human

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“In all my travelling throughout the universe, I have battled against evil, against power-mad conspirators. I should have stayed here. The oldest civilisation: decadent, degenerate, and rotten to the core. Power-mad conspirators, Daleks, Sontarans, Cybermen - they’re still in the nursery compared to us. Ten million years of absolute power. That’s what it takes to be really corrupt.”

Doctor Who: Season 23 / The Trial of a Time Lord.