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- And the Fandom Rejoiced:
- Jenny, the Doctor's Daughter, comes back in The Lost Dimension.
- Old Friends finally introduces the Corsair.
- Base Breaker: Julie d'Aubigny in Terror of the Cabinet Noir. A Crazy Awesome Action Girl or a borderline Jerkass who is needlessly abrasive to even the Twelfth Doctor?
- Broken Base:
- The huge amount of companions in Year Two of The Eleventh Doctor. Some say this makes it interesting, other say it makes it hard to follow. Not helping is how serialized that storyline is compared to the other Year Two titles.
- Year Two of The Twelfth Doctor. The original plan was to feature Clara all the way through but when she left, several Canon Foreigners filled in her role. While some like that Twelve got to expand his universe, others feel that the series as a whole suffered from some inconsistency.
- The Thirteenth Doctor comics. Much like Series 11 in the show, the Truer to the Text approach, half sci-fi/half educational, has been met with a mixed reception. A further point of contention, which really didn't help things, was the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctor ongoings being cancelled to make room for this one.
- Catharsis Factor: Mickey finally tells off the Ninth Doctor in The Transformed.
- Character Derailment: One gets the impression that the writers didn't like Rose very much, playing up her Dumb Blonde and Clingy Jealous Girl moments, having her get captured or wander into danger more often, and excluding her from ever doing anything in the Crisis Crossovers. Her only real "Rose" moment is in Doctormania.
- Though it could be Character Development on their parts, even Mickey, from the Tenth Doctor's era, and the Twelfth Doctor doesn't seem very fond of Rose. Mickey seems contemptuous of her and Twelve casually says that he's not only over her but embarrassed by how sentimental he got when she was around. Again, it could be Character Development but it really sounds like the writers taking a pot shot at how vocal her fans are.
- Crazy Awesome: The Third Doctor miniseries.
- Esoteric Happy Ending: The Good Companion for Gabby. Sure she gets to travel with Twelve, who likewise gets his friend back, but if Ten takes Cindy back home, then she'll tell Gabby's family that their daughter can never return, making it unlikely that Gabby can ever go home.
- Fanfic Fuel: The ultimate fates of all the original companions are up in the air.
- First Installment Wins: Played with. Of the first three ongoings, Twelfth Doctor: Year One was considered the best. When Growing the Beard and/or Seasonal Rot set in, then The Tenth Doctor series, the first one released, was considered the best. And when The Thirteenth Doctor was released, then all three prior series were considered superior.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Natalie, a one-off character from The Fourth Wall, looks near identical to Twelve's televised companion, Bill.
- Growing the Beard:
- It's debatable whether or not The Twelfth Doctor series did this in Year Two, see Broken Base above, but The Tenth Doctor definitely did, especially when Cindy joined the TARDIS.
- Thirteenth Doctor: Year Two seems to be much better received.
- Just Here for Godzilla: Thirteenth Doctor: Year Two opens with a team-up between Thirteen and the Tenth Doctor. Needless to say, that drew a lot of readers who weren't huge fans of Thirteen.
- Like You Would Really Do It:
- As the stories can't contradict the TV episodes, and most of the characters' later appearances means that they're Saved by Canon, the high stakes and near-death Cliffhangers can sometimes feel a bit forced. It's especially bad in the first Ninth Doctor series as it's entirely set between "The Doctor Dances" and "Boom Town." Supremacy of the Cybermen is the big offender. There's no way that the Cybermen would have been allowed to rewrite reality.
- Gabby and the Tenth Doctor not reuniting at the end of The Good Companion. Which is why it came as a huge surprise that they didn't.
- Narm Charm: The Third Doctor miniseries is clearly meant to be as hammy as possible. And it is wonderful for it.
- Seasonal Rot:
- It already suffers from massive Continuity Lock Out, but The Eleventh Doctor seems to get this every year.
- The second half of The Twelfth Doctor: Year Two (the part without Clara) to some, as said under Broken Base. The major complaints are the inconsistent tone of the stories, the rather mediocre companions, and the fact that the stories could be told with any Doctor, not just Twelve.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character:
- Neither the Ponds nor Clara appear in the Eleventh Doctor's stories. The latter is a bit more forgivable since she was appearing with Twelve at the time but it's still a shame given the chemistry that those two had. Indeed, the fact that Eleven and Clara didn't more stories together was Matt Smith's sole regret about leaving the show when he did.
- Any classic Doctor who didn't get a miniseries.
- In The Lost Dimension, all of the companions of the Eight, Tenth, and Twelfth Doctors meet when their Doctors meet up. Though Nine is there, Rose Tyler was noticeably left behind to the ire of her fans. Per Word of God, Rose doesn't get to meet other companions because her Clingy Jealous Girl tendencies would get in the way of the story.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
- The Eleventh Doctor is the longest lived incarnation (clocking in at 1200 years) yet all his stories take place within the gap from Series 5 to 6 (while Amy and Rory are on their honeymoon which only lasted a year) and never choose to touch on his massive lifespan or his 200 year long Last Dance.
- The Tenth Doctor retro-regenerates back to the Ninth in The Fountains of Forever. Surely then we can have some fun with Nine right? Nope, it only lasts for a few panels.
- During the Crisis Crossovers, the Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Doctors never learn that Gallifrey still exists. Even during moments where them not figuring out from the available evidence borders on them being Too Dumb to Live.
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