The 12th Doctor has been through more hell than any of the others (except perhaps The War Doctor.) He’s lost more, he’s fought more, and he’s been put through more hellish death thanks to the Time Lords.
He’s also loved more thanks to being River’s Doctor, the way he fought for Clara, and the things he’s done for humanity.
So many people said so many cruel things about Peter Capaldi’s run as the Doctor but much as I knew, he was the Doctor perhaps more than any other actor in New Who because he had the history and brought to life every other Doctor within himself and his character. The ancient alien, the eternal champion of right, the immortal wanderer who wonders at all the universe. It was all there in him.
He got to live his dream. He got to be his hero. And yet it hurts me so much to see him leave knowing that perhaps his choice was based on the hateful comments and stupidity of people who are both dumb and blind.
Be that as it may…Peter Capaldi has cemented himself in my heart as my Doctor. I’ve been watching the show since I was 4 and he to me has personified the character perfectly. He brought into the world of New Who the Classic Doctor with new wave punk soul that fit it so well. And the reason was that was all the bits of himself he put into the character…a young man who grew up watching his heroes fly a TARDIS and who helped grow him into the man he is. How could it not be a perfect Doctor?
Thank you Peter. You made me believe. And you made me realize dreams come true and to just say fuck the haters. You are My Doctor.