You don’t have to be real to be the Doctor.
— Twelfth Doctor, “Extremis”
doctor who dw spoilers twelfth doctor honestly my fav. quote from the episode cos he's basically saying that he doesn't need to actually be the Doctor to *be the Doctor* and with talking about the Doctor's morals and beliefs and such is pretty much saying that long as you follow those morals and stuff anyone can be the Doctor in a sense which is great from ''the Doctor is a story/fairytale'' perspective that moffat's been doing but it's also great for the fans like it's the Doctor saying that ''you can be the Doctor too as long as you're kind and caring and help people'' which can be really empowering for people and it's like the Doctor's not real - he's fictional - but he doesn't need to be real to follow the Doctor's moral code or believe what he believes he doesn't need to be real to be important and isn't that how all fiction works? we hold it close cos it means something to us - doesn't need to be real for us to care this is a lot of feels from one line oops