This topic might have a better name.

What's the true noun form here: punch or punching? And do we need to distinguish this from the fruity drinks?

Talk about it here.


Breaking The Wall - Heaven Sent - Doctor Who - BBC

The Twelfth Doctor breaks through azbantium by continuously punching it. (TV: Heaven Sent)

You may wish to consult punch (disambiguation) for other, similarly-named pages.

Punching or to punch was the act of physically striking someone or something with a hand rolled up into a fist.

While the Tenth Doctor disapproved of punching, and violence in general, (TV: The Next Doctor) the Doctor's twelfth incarnation was more prone to the act, especially when angry about his friends. (TV: Hell Bent, Thin Ice) The Twelfth Doctor punched Sutcliffe in the face, knocking him down, after the latter subjected Bill Potts to racist and sexist abuse. (TV: Thin Ice) He also previously punched the General in the face to gain his sidearm, and free Clara Oswald. (TV: Hell Bent) This Doctor punched his TARDIS console several times, (TV: Dark Water) as well as a wall made of azbantium, in order to get to the other side. (TV: Heaven Sent) The War Doctor also knocked out a Battle TARDIS pilot with a right hook punch to the jaw. (PROSE: Engines of War) The Eleventh Doctor also hit Edwin Bracewell in the face in an attempt to prevent his detonation. (TV: Victory of the Daleks) Even the First Doctor recalled once punching Richard Wagner in the nose due to his "questionable" politics. (AUDIO: For the Glory of Urth)

Rory Williams punched Adolf Hitler unconscious before he, the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond hid him in a cupboard. He also knocked down the Teselecta with a punch to the face as well. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler) Rory even hit the Doctor when he insulted Amy, albeit out of a need to assert Rory's feelings for her were genuine. (TV: The Big Bang)

Jack Harkness punched several security guards in the face while breaking out of prison with the Ninth Doctor. (TV: Bad Wolf) Rhys Williams and Gwen Cooper also punched him to the floor on two separate occasions. (TV: Something Borrowed, End of Days) Gwen also punched Lyn Peterfield in the face when she jeopardised Jack's life, as well as for insulting Gwen by calling her English when she was actually Welsh. (TV: Rendition) Jack also punched Angelo Colasanto in an act of self-defence. (TV: Immortal Sins) Jack also punched fellow Time Agent John Hart several times, and was punched himself, in their brief sparring match in Wales. (TV: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang) Owen Harper punched several men, and was hit himself, in the face when fighting them off in a bar. (TV Combat) Rex Matheson punched CIA agents (TV: Rendition) and a US Army Ranger (TV: The Middle Men) in the face. In an effort to defend the children on their estate, Johnny Davies rallied the father's on his estate against the arriving soldiers, the mob punching several of the soldiers before they were subdued. Andy Davidson also assisted, punching several soldiers as well before he was pinned down. (TV: Day Five)

The Master punched the Tenth Doctor after they were unable to use the laser screwdriver. (TV: Last of the Time Lords) He also punched a cybernetic prototype to the ground when it tried to grab Bill Potts. (TV: World Enough and Time) The Doctor was also hit by a policeman when failing to convince them to listen to him. (TV: The Idiot's Lantern) River Song also knocked him unconscious with a punch to the face. (TV: Forest of the Dead) Rosita hit Mercy Hartigan in the face, much to the Tenth Doctor's disapproval. (TV: The Next Doctor) This Doctor also witnessed two citizens of Hooverville punching each other over a loaf of bread until Solomon split them up. (TV: Daleks in Manhatten)

After the Eleventh Doctor had rescued Clara Oswald from being attacked by a time zombie, she punched him in the arm out of the belief that he deliberately kept the creatures in the TARDIS. (TV: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS)