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The first of the "skinny man" iterations, the Tenth Doctor projected a convivial and frivolous front to conceal the inner fury and wistful melancholy that spawned from his underlying guilt of the Last Great Time War and the additional deaths and misery that followed in his wake. Indeed, once his easy-going attitude had been overwhelmed by conflict, the Doctor's energies would shift to reveal a fiercely protective man who resolutely guarded what he held dear, and who could be viciously unforgiving to the forces that dared menace them until he was victorious.

However, he held deep respect for pacifism, and had zero tolerance towards anyone who wanted to engage in violence to resolve conflicts and disapproved of guns unless they were unquestionably a last resort. He also had vanity issues that made him attached to his current body, even finding a way to regenerate while keeping the same face after he was struck by the neutronic energy of a Dalek's gunstick.

Biography

Main article: Tenth Doctor/Biography

Starting out as a manic who was prone to speaking quickly in rambling tangents while peppering his speech with pop culture references, the Doctor resumed his travels with Rose Tyler after ending a Sycorax invasion of Earth, where he also deposed Prime Minister Harriet Jones when they disagreed on her destroying the retreating Sycorax ship. (TV: The Christmas Invasion [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas special (BBC One, 2005).) The Doctor and Rose's relationship veered more towards romance than before (TV: Doomsday) after they travelled to New Earth (TV: New Earth) and saved Queen Victoria from a werewolf at Torchwood House. (TV: Tooth and Claw) However, a chance reunion with Sarah Jane Smith while undercover at Deffry Vale High School reminded him of his friends' mortality and, with Mickey Smith deciding to join him and Rose in the TARDIS, (TV: School Reunion) the Doctor entered a doomed romance with Madame de Pompadour that ended when she passed. (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace) Mickey would ultimately leave the TARDIS to stay on a parallel universe to help fight the Cybermen created by Cybus Industries, (TV: The Age of Steel) leaving the Doctor and Rose to travel and face menaces such as the Wire, (TV: The Idiot's Lantern) the Beast of Krop Tor (TV: The Satan Pit) and an Abzorbaloff. (TV: Love & Monsters)

After sensing that "a storm [was] approaching" when they saved the 2012 Olympics from the Isolus, (TV: Fear Her) the Doctor and Rose, along with Jackie, were drawn to Torchwood One amid a ghost conspiracy that turned out to be an invasion by the Cybus Industries Cybermen that had followed a Void ship containing the Cult of Skaro through the multiverse. (TV: Army of Ghosts) As Torchwood, the Cybermen and the Daleks fought each other, the Doctor was able to banish the Daleks and the Cybermen to the Void after Torchwood fell, but Rose and Jackie were trapped on "Pete's World" as a consequence, where Jackie got together with her late husband's counterpart. After finding a way to say goodbye to Rose, (TV: Doomsday) the Doctor was thrusted into a scheme by the Empress of the Racnoss to infuse Donna Noble with Huon particles and release her children from the centre of the Earth, which he managed to stop by drowning them. (TV: The Runaway Bride)

While still lamenting Rose, (TV: The Shakespeare Code) the Doctor invited Royal Hope Hospital medical student Martha Jones to join him for a single trip in the TARDIS after she helped him save the hospital from the Judoon, (TV: Smith and Jones) taking her to meet William Shakespeare and foil a Carrionite plot, (TV: The Shakespeare Code) and then extended her trip to New Earth (TV: Gridlock) and then 1930 New York City, (TV: Daleks in Manhattan) where they stopped the Cult of Skaro from turning people into Human-Dalek hybrid and saw the Cult destroy itself, though Dalek Caan managed to escape. (TV: Evolution of the Daleks) When the Doctor returned Martha home, they worked together to stop Richard Lazarus's experiments with rejuvenation and the Doctor officially made Martha a companion, (TV: The Lazarus Experiment) though he remained oblivious to her crush on him (TV: Human Nature) as they saved the SS Pentallian from the Torajii sun, (TV: 42) stopped Baltazar from weaponising the Infinite (TV: The Infinite Quest) and hid from the Family of Blood in 1913 England, where the Doctor turned himself into a human with a Chameleon Arch and entered into a romance with Joan Redfern until the Family found him (TV: Human Nature) and he had to turn back, with Joan rebuffing him. (TV: The Family of Blood)

Sometime after escaping being banished to 1969 by the Weeping Angels, (TV: Blink) the Doctor and Martha were forced to the end of the universe when Captain Jack Harkness latched onto the TARDIS, and they helped the last of humanity reach Utopia to survive, only for the head of the Utopia Project to turn out to be the War Master hiding under a Chameleon Arch. After prodding from Martha caused him to open the Arch, the Master stole the TARDIS as he regenerated into the Saxon Master, (TV: Utopia) forcing the Doctor, Martha and Jack to follow him with Jack's vortex manipulator, only to arrive after he had won the election and became Prime Minister, and initiated his takeover of Earth with the Toclafane after capturing the Doctor and Jack, with Martha escaping (TV: The Sound of Drums) to enact the Doctor's contingency plan for a year, allowing the Doctor to topple the Master's regime and revert time to remove his rule from history, though the Master was swiftly killed by his abused wife. Jack decided to return to Torchwood Three, and Martha, realising she had responsibilities at home, elected to leave the TARDIS, but not before telling the Doctor she had outgrown her crush on him. (TV: Last of the Time Lords)

As he processed Martha's leaving, the Doctor had to separate his TARDIS from the Fifth Doctor's TARDIS (TV: Time Crash) and then stop the spaceship Titanic from crashing into Buckingham Palace, though he lost a potential companion in waitress Astrid Peth when she gave her life to save him. (TV: Voyage of the Damned) The Doctor then adopted Rose-the-Cat to help him finally overcome his depression on losing Rose, (COMIC: A Rose by Any Other Name) was saved from fluctuating timelines by the Thirteenth Doctor, (COMIC: Alternating Current) and ensured Hotel Historia manager Majenta Pryce was arrested for tax evasion. (COMIC: Hotel Historia)

While investigating Adipose Industries, the Doctor was reunited with Donna, who asked to join him in the TARDIS, an offer he accepted on the terms that their relationship remained platonic. (TV: Partners in Crime) Together, they found themselves having to destroy Pompeii to stop the Pyroviles taking over the world (TV: The Fires of Pompeii) and freed the Ood of the Ood Sphere from enslavement. (TV: Planet of the Ood) Upon being recruited by Martha for Operation Blue Sky, in which he helped UNIT investigate the ATMOS factories, the Doctor was introduced to Donna's grandfather, Wilfred Mott, (TV: The Sontaran Stratagem) as he saved the world from the Sontarans' ATMOS plot. While bidding farewell to Martha, (TV: The Poison Sky) the TARDIS was suddenly drawn to Messaline, where the Doctor's DNA was harvested to create Jenny, a new soldier for the Human-Hath War, but the Doctor, Jenny, Martha and Donna were able to bring the war to a peaceful ceasefire, though Jenny appeared to perish. After dropping Martha back home, (TV: The Doctor's Daughter) the Doctor and Donna continued their travels, such as solving a murder mystery with Agatha Christie. (TV: The Unicorn and the Wasp) However, their carefree adventures grew darker after they answered a call from River Song to the Library, (TV: Silence in the Library) where Donna lived a married life in the Library's data core and the Doctor was forced to watch River sacrifice her life to free the other people trapped in the data core after he negotiated a peace with the Vashta Nerada. (TV: Forest of the Dead) A trip to Midnight also ended in disaster when the Doctor was almost killed by paranoid humans bedevilled by a mysterious entity. (TV: Midnight)

After Donna was sent to a parallel world by the Trickster's Brigade, the Doctor learnt that the universe was at risk when Donna told him Rose had helped her. (TV: Turn Left) With the Earth vanishing, the Doctor and Donna ventured into the Medusa Cascade, where they found UNIT, Torchwood Three and the Bannerman Road gang repelling an invasion by the New Dalek Empire, spearheaded by Davros and Dalek Caan. (TV: The Stolen Earth) Joined by Rose and Jack, the Doctor narrowly avoided regenerating when a Dalek shot him by siphoning off the remaining energy into "instantaneous biological meta-crisis" that makes contact with Donna, growing a new Doctor and giving Donna the mind of a Time Lord, allowing the two Doctors and Donna to cripple the New Dalek Empire, with the Meta-Crisis Doctor destroying it fully when pushed on by Caan. After exiling the Meta-Crisis Doctor to Pete's World to be with Rose, the Doctor was forced to erase all trace of himself from Donna's memory to prevent her brain from burning up, and returned her home, (TV: Journey's End) only to find a message she had left in advance telling him to find a new companion, (COMIC: The Time of My Life) which he did in the form of Heather McCrimmon and Wolfie Ryter, (COMIC: The Chromosome Connection, Flight of the Giurgeax) until they were forced to leave his company. (COMIC: Bad Wolfie, Dead-line)

Having sworn off travelling with companions, the Doctor was aided by Jackson Lake and Rosita Farisi in toppling the CyberKing, (TV: The Next Doctor) saved the Royal Albert Hall from a Graske, (TV: Music of the Spheres) and was helped by Lady Christina de Souza in returning the 200 bus to Earth from San Helios, during which he was warned by the psychic Carmen that his "song [was] ending". Now aware that his time was short, (TV: Planet of the Dead) the Doctor saved Sarah Jane from the Trickster, (TV: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith) helped Majenta reconcile with her past in the Crimson Hand, (COMIC: The Crimson Hand) and shared an adventure with Emily Winter and Matthew Finnegan after he saved them from their historical deaths, (COMIC: Fugitive) and then took a trip to Mars, where he managed to prevent a fixed point in time by saving Adelaide Brooke from her death and proclaimed himself the Time Lord Victorious, until Adelaide killing herself snapped him back to his senses, (TV: The Waters of Mars) causing him to begin the Kotturuh crisis by wiping out the Kotturuh in the Dark Times. (PROSE: The Knight, The Fool and The Dead)

As he continued to avoid a summons to the Ood Sphere, (AUDIO: Out of Time) the Doctor decided to take Gabby Gonzalez on as a companion, (COMIC: Revolutions of Terror) which resulted in him being caught in the lives of Cleopatra Hunsicker, Dorothy Bell and Anubis. (COMIC: The Fountains of Forever, Sins of the Father) Gabby's friend Cindy Wu eventually joined them in the TARDIS, (COMIC: Arena of Fear) just as Sutekh and the Time Sentinels enacted their endgames, resulting in the Doctor loosing Gabby when she fell out of the TARDIS into the Time Vortex. (COMIC: The Good Companion) The Doctor then spent some time travelling in the Pre-Time War universe with Anya Kingdom and Mark Seven. (AUDIO: The Wrong Woman) He also defeated the Viperox at Area 51. (TV: Dreamland [+]Phil Ford, Doctor Who Animated Special 2009 (BBC Red Button, 2009).)

When he decided to answer the Ood's call, the Doctor learnt that the Master had been resurrected, and bumped into Wilf while trying to find him, with Wilf electing to help the Doctor after he was told of Carmen's prophecy. However, it quickly transpired that the Master was just a pawn in Rassilon's plan to destroy the universe to escape the Time War. Though the Doctor was able to send the Time Lords back into the war with the Master's aid, he decided to sacrifice himself to save Wilf from a radiation shield that was about to be flooded with radiation, absorbing a huge quantity of nuclear radiation into himself and starting his regeneration. However, he held back the process long enough to visit all of his companions, and finally regenerated in the TARDIS as the Ood "[sang him] to [his] sleep". (TV: The End of Time [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009 and New Year Special 2010 (BBC One, 2009-2010).)

Psychological profile

Personality

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The Doctor enjoys an Easter egg. (TV: Planet of the Dead [+]Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who Easter Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009).

With the intent to have fun wherever he went, (TV: The Waters of Mars [+]Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, Doctor Who Autumn Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009).) the Tenth Doctor was cheerful, charismatic, hyperactive and enthusiastic, often at inappropriate times, (TV: Tooth and Claw [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Unicorn and the Wasp [+]Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Midnight [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) but would become severely serious when the situation called for it. (TV: Rise of the Cybermen [+]Tom MacRae, adapted from Spare Parts (Marc Platt), Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Idiot's Lantern [+]Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Doomsday [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Silence in the Library [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Midnight [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) Striving to make new friends everywhere he went, (TV: Midnight [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) the Doctor tended to keep a massive smile on his face as he found new ways to enjoy his unpredictable journeys through time and space, with the thought of a mundane existence unnerving him, (TV: The Impossible Planet [+]Matt Jones, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Gridlock [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) as he thought there was "always something to do". (COMIC: The Lodger [+]Gareth Roberts, DWM Comics (Panini Comics, 2006).)

He had a merciful and compassionate nature, consistently extending an offer of mercy to help even his most dangerous enemies. (TV: Evolution of the Daleks [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Sound of Drums [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Poison Sky [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Forest of the Dead [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Journey's End [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Next Doctor [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2008 (BBC One, 2008).) However, when his patience reached its limit or his enemies were duplicitous, they received no mercy or second chances. (TV: The Christmas Invasion [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas special (BBC One, 2005)., School Reunion [+]Toby Whithouse, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One|BBC One]], 2006)., The Runaway Bride [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2006 (BBC One, 2006)., The Family of Blood [+]Paul Cornell, adapted from Human Nature (Paul Cornell), Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Partners in Crime [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Next Doctor [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2008 (BBC One, 2008).) He also held a forgiving philosophy, even forgiving the Saxon Master for his crimes. (TV: Last of the Time Lords [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).)

A lonely Doc

The Doctor realises he is talking to himself. (TV: Partners in Crime [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).)

While he seemed to have resolved much of the survivor's guilt felt previously, the Tenth Doctor had begun to feel his age. (TV: Silence in the Library [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) Beneath his juvenile exterior was an old man who had seen many terrible things and felt a deep loneliness, (TV: School Reunion [+]Toby Whithouse, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One|BBC One]], 2006)., The Lazarus Experiment [+]Stephen Greenhorn, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One|BBC One]], 2007)., The Family of Blood [+]Paul Cornell, adapted from Human Nature (Paul Cornell), Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) He felt profound regret for the deaths he had seen, (TV: Journey's End [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) with the Moment referring to him as "the man who regrets". (TV: The Day of the Doctor [+]Steven Moffat, 50th Anniversary Specials (BBC One, 2013).) His keen sense of loss led him to empathise with those who had also suffered, (TV: Fear Her [+]Matthew Graham, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) and feel driven to prevent death and destruction wherever possible, having a hard time accepting failure. (TV: Voyage of the Damned [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007).) Even though he did not enjoy adventuring alone, (TV: Partners in Crime [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) the Doctor enjoyed the freedoms that came with solitary travels, (TV: Midnight [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) and felt annoyed when he had to start afresh with a new companion by explaining the basics, (TV: The Shakespeare Code [+]Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) even mouthing along to repeated phrases. (TV: Smith and Jones [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) However, Donna Noble noted the reason the Doctor required a companion was to keep him from succumbing to his darker side. (TV: The Runaway Bride [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2006 (BBC One, 2006).)

The Family of Blood Fury of a Time Lord

His patience broken after their senseless carnage, the Doctor shows the Family of Blood his unrelenting fury. (TV: The Family of Blood [+]Paul Cornell, adapted from Human Nature (Paul Cornell), Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).)

Despite being more outwardly cheerful than his previous incarnation, the Doctor still felt guilt over what he had done in the Last Great Time War, showing disgust towards the Eleventh Doctor when he was unable to remember how many children died when he destroyed Gallifrey, despite him knowing the number to memory, (TV: The Day of the Doctor [+]Steven Moffat, 50th Anniversary Specials (BBC One, 2013).) with one account showing him outright attacking his eleventh incarnation. (PROSE: The Day of the Doctor [+]Steven Moffat, adapted from The Day of the Doctor (Steven Moffat), Target novelisations (Target Books, 2018).) The Tenth Doctor also retained and even exceeded his predecessor's capacity for righteous anger, particularly when people he liked were threatened or at risk, (TV: New Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Idiot's Lantern [+]Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Gridlock [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Forest of the Dead [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) or when dealing with the Daleks. (TV: Evolution of the Daleks [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Journey's End [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) When driven by his anger, he would not hesitate to strike down those who opposed him, (TV: The Christmas Invasion [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas special (BBC One, 2005)., The Runaway Bride [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2006 (BBC One, 2006)., The Family of Blood [+]Paul Cornell, adapted from Human Nature (Paul Cornell), Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) though he described himself as "a man who never would" to set an example of peace to solidify a human and Hath ceasefire on Messaline. (TV: The Doctor's Daughter [+]Stephen Greenhorn, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).)

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The Doctor enjoys being called "crafty". (TV: The Unicorn and the Wasp [+]Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).)

The Tenth Doctor's biggest flaw was his ego, with him always trying to take control of situations he found himself in, (TV: Army of Ghosts [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Poison Sky [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Silence in the Library [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Midnight [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) and feeling it his place to punish those who committed horrific acts, (TV: The Christmas Invasion [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas special (BBC One, 2005).) sometimes even using his name as a threat. (TV: New Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Forest of the Dead [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) Occasionally, he claimed to be a higher authority than he necessarily was, (TV: New Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Gridlock [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Voyage of the Damned [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007).) and he often believed himself to be the smartest being in the room. (TV: The Age of Steel [+]Tom MacRae, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Smith and Jones [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Utopia [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Midnight [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Planet of the Dead [+]Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who Easter Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009).) When introduced to Louis XV, the Doctor introduced himself as the "Lord of Time" in an attempt to outrank the King of France. (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).)

He was also something of a hypocrite, or at least was lacking in self-awareness, calling Colonel Alan Mace undiplomatic for comparing the Sontarans to trolls, only to begin antagonising them himself immediately afterwards, (TV: The Poison Sky [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) claiming he would not allow Strackman Lux's pride to cost lives while refusing to sign Lux's contract for the same reason, (TV: Silence in the Library [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) and being offended when Malcolm Taylor hung up on him, despite him having previously done the same to Malcolm. (TV: Planet of the Dead [+]Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who Easter Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009).)

After being forced to wipe Donna Noble's memories of her travels with him, the Doctor was driven into a deep state of depression, (TV: Journey's End [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) that caused him to eventually forgo the idea of picking up any more companions, (TV: The Next Doctor [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2008 (BBC One, 2008).) even refusing Lady Christina de Souza's request to travel with him. (TV: Planet of the Dead [+]Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who Easter Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009).) However, he came to feel lonely enough (PROSE: Judgement of the Judoon [+]Colin Brake, BBC New Series Adventures (BBC Books, 2009).) to offer June a single trip in the TARDIS on a strict non-interference basis after she helped him save Athens, (PROSE: The Slitheen Excursion [+]Simon Guerrier, BBC New Series Adventures (BBC Books, 2009).) and extended a similar offer to Stella before he was interrupted by attacking Daleks. (PROSE: Prisoner of the Daleks [+]Trevor Baxendale, BBC New Series Adventures (BBC Books, 2009).) He would eventually travel properly with Majenta Pryce out of obligation to his role in her imprisonment in Thinktwice, (COMIC: Thinktwice [+]Dan McDaid, DWM Comics (Panini Comics, 2008).) and was convinced to make exceptions to his no companions rule for Emily Winter, Matthew Finnegan, (COMIC: Fugitive [+]Tony Lee, Doctor Who (2009) (IDW Publishing, 2009).) and Gabby Gonzalez. (COMIC: The Arts in Space [+]Nick Abadzis, Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor (Titan Comics, 2014).) He also offered to let Anya Kingdom come with him in the TARDIS, but they became separated before she could take him up on the offer. (AUDIO: The Triumph of Davros [+]Matt Fitton, Dalek Universe (Big Finish Productions, 2021).)

After he was given a prophecy of his demise by a human psychic, the Doctor spiralled further into an emotional breakdown that caused him to snap and try to alter a fixed point in time by saving Adelaide Brooke, Yuri Kerenski and Mia Bennett from the destruction of Bowie Base One. Upon his success, he declared himself as the "Time Lord Victorious" and believed that, as the last Time Lord, he had the right to control the Laws of Time. Following Adelaide's suicide, the Doctor realised he had gone too far and entered another state of depression upon seeing Ood Sigma herald his fast approaching regeneration. (TV: The Waters of Mars [+]Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, Doctor Who Autumn Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009).) His shock caused him to flee into the Dark Times, where he became determined to completely rewrite history for the better by wiping out the Kotturuh before they could bring death to the universe, deeming himself the "master of [his] own fate, [and] everyone's fate" once the Kotturuh marked him for death. Though he still retained his doubts, he was finally provoked into destroying the Kotturuh after they killed Estinee, (PROSE: The Knight, The Fool and The Dead [+]Steve Cole, Time Lord Victorious (BBC Books, 2020).) and destroyed the planet Mordeela in his anger, (PROSE: All Flesh is Grass [+]Una McCormack, Time Lord Victorious release order (BBC Books, 2020).) though he quickly felt conflicted on whether ending the Kotturuh was the right thing to have done. (AUDIO: The Minds of Magnox [+]Darren Jones, Audio Originals (BBC Worldwide, 2020).) After meeting the last Kotturuh, Inyit, and seeing what the Daleks had done in the Dark Times, the Doctor conceded that his actions had been wrong, and expressed his remorse after Inyit died defeating the Daleks. Though satisfied with the change to how death would eventually enter the universe, he agreed he had gone too far in rewriting of history. (PROSE: All Flesh is Grass [+]Una McCormack, Time Lord Victorious release order (BBC Books, 2020).) By the time he had finally decided to answer Sigma's summons, the Doctor had come to greatly regret his actions as the Time Lord Victorious, weeping when he admitted to Wilf that things had gone wrong, but he still showed some signs of a colder demeanour, even briefly questioning Wilf's "importance" as an individual when he realised he would have to sacrifice his own life to save him, though ultimately gave his life for Wilf. (TV: The End of Time [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009 and New Year Special 2010 (BBC One, 2009-2010).)

While previous incarnations intentionally flouted social conventions, the Tenth Doctor was genuinely shocked when he realised that he was being rude or uncouth. (TV: The Christmas Invasion [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas special (BBC One, 2005)., Tooth and Claw [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Fear Her [+]Matthew Graham, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Utopia [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) According to the Eleventh Doctor, the Tenth Doctor had vanity issues. (TV: The Time of the Doctor [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2013 (BBC One, 2013).)

The Doctor had a stated fondness for "little shops", the gift stores usually found in hospitals and other public places, though he disliked hospitals. (TV: New Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Smith and Jones [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Silence in the Library [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) He did not identify himself as a "cat person". (TV: Fear Her [+]Matthew Graham, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) While he disliked calling a group a "team", (TV: School Reunion [+]Toby Whithouse, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One|BBC One]], 2006).) he did like using the word "fam". (WC: Doctors Assemble! [+]James Goss, Doctor Who: Lockdown! (2020).)

He also liked the impossible, (TV: New Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) The Muppet Movie, (TV: Tooth and Claw [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) picnics, picnic baskets, (PROSE: Sting of the Zygons [+]Stephen Cole, BBC New Series Adventures (BBC Books, 2007).) fire engines, (PROSE: The Last Dodo [+]Jacqueline Rayner, BBC New Series Adventures (BBC Books, 2007).) the pyramids, New Zealand, (TV:Voyage of the Damned [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007).) unpredictability, (TV: The Fires of Pompeii [+]James Moran, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) mysteries, (TV: The Doctor's Daughter [+]Stephen Greenhorn, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) biographies, (TV: Silence in the Library [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) the Proms, (TV: Music of the Spheres [+]Russell T Davies, BBC Radio 3 (2008).) snow, (TV: The Waters of Mars [+]Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, Doctor Who Autumn Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009).) teachers, (COMIC: Four Doctors [+]Paul Cornell, Titan summer events (Titan Comics, 2015).) rock and roll music, (PROSE: Loose Wire [+]Richard Dungworth, Twelve Doctors of Christmas (2016).) theatre, fan fiction, (PROSE: He's Behind You [+]Dave Rudden, The Wintertime Paradox (2020).) and Christmas. (PROSE: First Day of the Doctor [+]Paul Lang, Doctor Who The Official Annual 2024 (Penguin Group, 2023).)

He disliked sleeping, (COMIC: The Lodger [+]Gareth Roberts, DWM Comics (Panini Comics, 2006).) Margaret Thatcher, (TV: Tooth and Claw [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) zoos, (PROSE: The Last Dodo [+]Jacqueline Rayner, BBC New Series Adventures (BBC Books, 2007).) people saluting him, (TV: The Sontaran Stratagem [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) lists, "funny robots", (TV: The Waters of Mars [+]Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, Doctor Who Autumn Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009).) and thrash metal music. (PROSE: Loose Wire [+]Richard Dungworth, Twelve Doctors of Christmas (2016).)

Among his favourite years were 1727 and 1953. (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Idiot's Lantern [+]Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) He liked Saturdays, (TV: The Stolen Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) but thought that Sundays were "boring", and tried to avoid them when he could. (TV: Silence in the Library [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) His favourite movie was It's a Wonderful Life. (PROSE: Loose Wire [+]Richard Dungworth, Twelve Doctors of Christmas (2016).)

He considered edible ball bearings to be a "masterpiece", (TV: Fear Her [+]Matthew Graham, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) and liked bananas, (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) but disliked spinach, (PROSE: Martha in the Mirror [+]Justin Richards, BBC New Series Adventures (BBC Books, 2008).) and pears. (PROSE: The Taking of Chelsea 426 [+]David Llewellyn, BBC New Series Adventures (BBC Books, 2009).) He took two sugars in his tea, (PROSE: Ghosts of India [+]Mark Morris, BBC New Series Adventures (BBC Books, 2008).) with Earl Grey "with a dash of milk" being his preference. (PROSE: Autonomy [+]Daniel Blythe, BBC New Series Adventures (BBC Books, 2009).)

While he was unsure about his religious beliefs, the Doctor stated he kept travelling in order to be proved wrong. (TV: The Satan Pit [+]Matt Jones, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) He viewed life as being "meaningless" if it was built on the suffering of others, (TV: New Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) and that people made life worth living, (TV: The Age of Steel [+]Tom MacRae, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) with a long life leading one to become tired of everything and ending up alone. (TV: The Lazarus Experiment [+]Stephen Greenhorn, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One|BBC One]], 2007).) He also thought books to be the "best weapons in the world". (TV: Tooth and Claw [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).)

The TARDIS believed the Tenth Doctor was "afraid of Death". (PROSE: What the TARDIS thought of "Time Lord Victorious" [+]James Goss, Time Lord Victorious (2020).) When asked his thoughts on the dead returning as ghosts, the Doctor called the scenario "horrific", (TV: Army of Ghosts [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) and was likewise unnerved by the idea of humans achieving immortality, (TV: The Lazarus Experiment [+]Stephen Greenhorn, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One|BBC One]], 2007).) describing the fact that Jack Harkness was a living fixed point in time as being "wrong". (TV: Utopia [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).)

While he thought death gave life "size", (TV: Silence in the Library [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) the Tenth Doctor always attempted to solve a situation without violence, (TV: The Sound of Drums [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Doctor's Daughter [+]Stephen Greenhorn, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Dreamland [+]Phil Ford, Doctor Who Animated Special 2009 (BBC Red Button, 2009)., The End of Time [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009 and New Year Special 2010 (BBC One, 2009-2010).) which strained his working relationship with UNIT, with him being against their military methods. (TV: The Sontaran Stratagem [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Poison Sky [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) He also disapproved of his friends using violence, (TV: The Christmas Invasion [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas special (BBC One, 2005)., Utopia [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Doctor's Daughter [+]Stephen Greenhorn, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Unicorn and the Wasp [+]Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Journey's End [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Next Doctor [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2008 (BBC One, 2008).) and would make himself an enemy of those who would kill without proper cause. (TV: The Age of Steel [+]Tom MacRae, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Doctor's Daughter [+]Stephen Greenhorn, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Midnight [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) However, he would resort to lethal means of dispatching his enemies if no alternative could be found. (TV: School Reunion [+]Toby Whithouse, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One|BBC One]], 2006)., The Age of Steel [+]Tom MacRae, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Love & Monsters [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Runaway Bride [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2006 (BBC One, 2006)., Smith and Jones [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Next Doctor [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2008 (BBC One, 2008).)

The Doctor refused to take up a weapon against an enemy, believing it cowardly to do so, (PROSE: Made of Steel [+]Terrance Dicks, Quick Reads (BBC Books, 2007).) repeatedly refusing even when offered one by UNIT while attacking the Sontarans. (TV: The Poison Sky [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) However, during a battle with the Cybusmen, the Doctor helped Major Burton handle a rocket launcher and destroyed a Cyberman with the weapon, despite hesitating due to it previously being human. (PROSE: Made of Steel [+]Terrance Dicks, Quick Reads (BBC Books, 2007).) He was also tempted to execute General Cobb for the murder of Jenny, but ultimately decided against it. (TV: The Doctor's Daughter [+]Stephen Greenhorn, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) During the Kotturuh crisis, the Doctor very reluctantly accepted control of the Victis Fleet after Brian made him its admiral to fight the Kotturuh. (PROSE: The Knight, The Fool and The Dead [+]Steve Cole, Time Lord Victorious (BBC Books, 2020).) After initially refusing several times to take up Wilfred Mott's pistol to save himself and humanity from the Master, the Doctor changed his mind when he heard that the Time Lords were escaping the time lock on the Time War. (TV: The End of Time [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009 and New Year Special 2010 (BBC One, 2009-2010).) Davros noted the Doctor's refusal to take up a gun, but pointed out that he "[took] ordinary people and [fashioned] them into weapons". (TV: Journey's End [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) When Clara Oswald insisted the war, tenth and eleventh incarnations find a different way to end the Time War, the Tenth Doctor embraced the chance to do so when a plan was formed and worked with twelve of his other incarnations to save his planet and people. He was upset when he realised he wouldn't be able to remember what they had achieved, but was still happy with the outcome. (TV: The Day of the Doctor [+]Steven Moffat, 50th Anniversary Specials (BBC One, 2013).)

He knew when it was time to focus on the task at hand instead of trying to save someone, and would encourage others to mourn only when they were out of danger, (TV: The Age of Steel [+]Tom MacRae, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Army of Ghosts [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Voyage of the Damned [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007).) as well as focus on the "big picture" instead of focusing on minor problems. (TV: The Runaway Bride [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2006 (BBC One, 2006).) He likewise had little patience for those who tried to deny the situation around them, (TV: Smith and Jones [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) and those who would bully those weaker than them. (TV: Voyage of the Damned [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007).)

The Doctor had an adamant hatred for "funny robots", feeling that people "dressing them up and giving them silly voices" had "[reduced] them" from regular robots, though he had a soft spot for robot dogs, (TV: The Waters of Mars [+]Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, Doctor Who Autumn Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009).) such as K9, (TV: School Reunion [+]Toby Whithouse, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One|BBC One]], 2006).) and still made an effort to protect the robots he disliked, such as ensuring that Gadget was saved from the Flood. (TV: The Waters of Mars [+]Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, Doctor Who Autumn Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009).)

The Tenth Doctor saw time as existing in an infinite temporal flux, with most events in history being subjectable to change in the same vein as Back to the Future. (TV: The Shakespeare Code [+]Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) However, he knew that "tiny [and] precious moments" existed that "[had] to stand" as fixed points in time, (TV: The Waters of Mars [+]Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, Doctor Who Autumn Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009).) and tried to avoid them when he could, as he knew they were not to be disturbed, (TV: The Fires of Pompeii [+]James Moran, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) though briefly thought he could change one when he came to the conclusion that the Laws of Time were his to govern as the last of the Time Lords. (TV: The Waters of Mars [+]Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, Doctor Who Autumn Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009).) While he knew "crossing into established events [was] strictly forbidden", he would use his TARDIS to perform "cheap tricks." (TV: Smith and Jones [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).)

The Tenth Doctor was particularly fond of his fifth incarnation, though he gently mocked him for wearing celery. However, the Tenth Doctor expressed that he enjoyed his fifth incarnation enough to take certain traits from him, such as wearing glasses to "look a bit clever", converse shoes and the way his voice went squeaky with excitement. (TV: Time Crash [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who Children in Need Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007).) He also considered the Third Doctor to be "brilliant". (COMIC: The Lost Dimension [+]George Mann, et al., Titan summer events (Titan Comics, 2017).) Initially, he was fearful of his war incarnation, but soon grew to greatly respect him for the impossible choices he had to make during the Time War. He admitted that it was as "an honour and a privilege" to work alongside him and his eleventh incarnation to save Gallifrey. (TV: The Day of the Doctor [+]Steven Moffat, 50th Anniversary Specials (BBC One, 2013).) The Tenth Doctor held a rather low opinion of his ninth incarnation, considering him to be violent due to being "born in battle". (TV: Journey's End [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) Nonetheless, he mused along with his twelfth incarnation that the Ninth Doctor was nothing short of "fantastic". (COMIC: Four Doctors [+]Paul Cornell, Titan summer events (Titan Comics, 2015).)

When it came to his future incarnations, the Tenth Doctor was often suspicious of them, (TV: The Day of the Doctor [+]Steven Moffat, 50th Anniversary Specials (BBC One, 2013).) in part because of his meeting with Jackson Lake. (COMIC: Four Doctors [+]Paul Cornell, Titan summer events (Titan Comics, 2015).) He would often seek conformation of their identities by comparing their sonic screwdrivers, (TV: The Day of the Doctor [+]Steven Moffat, 50th Anniversary Specials (BBC One, 2013).) or would scan them with the screwdriver himself. (COMIC: Four Doctors [+]Paul Cornell, Titan summer events (Titan Comics, 2015).) Despite a rocky start, he worked well with the Eleventh Doctor, although did get somewhat irritated by his childish attitude and was disgusted by his ignorance towards those who had died in the Time War. (TV: The Day of the Doctor [+]Steven Moffat, 50th Anniversary Specials (BBC One, 2013).)

Because he thought he couldn't exist due to their limited number of regenerations left, the Tenth Doctor was very cold and argumentative with the Twelfth Doctor, even calling him an "abomination" and briefly accused him of being the Valeyard, though they were able to work together when their companions and the Eleventh Doctor acted as mediators. (COMIC: Four Doctors [+]Paul Cornell, Titan summer events (Titan Comics, 2015).) When the Tenth Doctor met his twelfth incarnation at St Luke's University, he was more open to the idea of him, even calling him "brilliant" upon discovering his identity, though he lamented how elderly the Twelfth Doctor appeared. (COMIC: The Lost Dimension [+]George Mann, et al., Titan summer events (Titan Comics, 2017).)

The Ninth Doctor thought his tenth incarnation was "fantastic" for how much he had changed since the Time War. The Tenth Doctor was met with similar affections by his second and fifth incarnations, while the First Doctor referred to him as "infantile" and the Third Doctor dismissed his intelligence. (COMIC: The Forgotten [+]Tony Lee, IDW mini-series and one-shots (IDW Publishing, 2008-2009).)

The Tenth Doctor enjoyed teasing his friends, (TV: School Reunion [+]Toby Whithouse, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One|BBC One]], 2006)., Rise of the Cybermen [+]Tom MacRae, adapted from Spare Parts (Marc Platt), Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Runaway Bride [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2006 (BBC One, 2006).) and was not above being sarcastic to them. (TV: The Christmas Invasion [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas special (BBC One, 2005)., Smith and Jones [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Shakespeare Code [+]Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) He continued his previous incarnation's habit of teasing and making fun of Jackie Tyler, though generally in a more playful fashion. (TV: Born Again [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who (BBC One, 2005)., The Christmas Invasion [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas special (BBC One, 2005)., Tooth and Claw [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Idiot's Lantern [+]Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Army of Ghosts [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) He also had a noticeably more positive relationship with Mickey Smith than his predecessor, treating him as more of an equal and friend, (TV: The Christmas Invasion [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas special (BBC One, 2005)., The Age of Steel [+]Tom MacRae, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Doomsday [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) though he occasionally relapsed into making fun of him or being dismissive. (TV: School Reunion [+]Toby Whithouse, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One|BBC One]], 2006)., The Girl in the Fireplace [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Rise of the Cybermen [+]Tom MacRae, adapted from Spare Parts (Marc Platt), Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) The Doctor also prodded at Jack Harkness after they reunited, resuming his habit of telling Jack to "stop it" whenever he said hello to someone, which he saw as Jack's way of flirting with them. (TV: Utopia [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) The Doctor referred to Donna Noble as his best friend, and had a great respect for her grandfather, Wilfred Mott, thinking of him as a kindred spirit, as he was also aged and experienced, yet energetic and unwilling to commit violence against others. The Doctor also stated that he felt it an honour to know Wilf, and claimed he would have been proud if he was his father. (TV: The End of Time [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009 and New Year Special 2010 (BBC One, 2009-2010).)

Much like his fourth incarnation, the Tenth Doctor had a great respect and admiration for humanity, as well as a great desire to protect them, often noting their achievements, (TV: The Christmas Invasion [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas special (BBC One, 2005)., Utopia [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) describing human beings as both "brilliant" and "stupid" in the same sentence while arguing the necessity of emotions with John Lumic. (TV: The Age of Steel [+]Tom MacRae, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) He also hugged Captain Zachary Cross Flane of the Walker Expedition, due to the human crew daring to explore a planet orbiting a black hole merely "because it was there". (TV: The Impossible Planet [+]Matt Jones, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) When Wilf said that humanity must "look like insects" to a Time Lord, the Doctor responded that he thought they "look[ed] like giants". (TV: The End of Time [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009 and New Year Special 2010 (BBC One, 2009-2010).) However, he was not blind to their flaws, (TV: The Christmas Invasion [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas special (BBC One, 2005)., The Age of Steel [+]Tom MacRae, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Army of Ghosts [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., 42 [+]Chris Chibnall, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) and was aware of his tendency to forget that humanity could be "stupid, stubborn and fail to learn from [their] mistakes". (PROSE: Wetworld [+]Mark Michalowski, BBC New Series Adventures (BBC Books, 2007).) He once admitted to Donna that he was uncertain if humanity could be considered mere explorers or like a virus to the galaxy. (TV: Planet of the Ood [+]Keith Temple, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).)

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With his past and future incarnations as witnesses, the Doctor weds Queen Elizabeth I. (TV: The Day of the Doctor [+]Steven Moffat, 50th Anniversary Specials (BBC One, 2013).)

The Tenth Doctor engaged in romantic situations far more frequently than his other incarnations, (TV: The Day of the Doctor [+]Steven Moffat, 50th Anniversary Specials (BBC One, 2013).) even falling in love with Rose Tyler. (AUDIO: Table for Two, Dinner for One [+]Error: Code 2 - no data stored in variables, cache or SMW.) However, he found himself unable to explicitly describe these feelings, struggling with saying such things aloud. (TV: School Reunion [+]Toby Whithouse, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One|BBC One]], 2006)., The Satan Pit [+]Matt Jones, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Doomsday [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) In the end, it was the Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor that revealed the Doctor's feelings for her. (TV: Journey's End [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) He also developed a romantic relationship with Madame de Pompadour. (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) Others who wanted to engage him romantically included Martha Jones, (TV: Human Nature [+]Paul Cornell, adapted from Human Nature (Paul Cornell), Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) Jack Harkness, (TV: The Sound of Drums [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) Astrid Peth, (TV: Voyage of the Damned [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007).) Clare Pope, (TV: Partners in Crime [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) River Song, (TV: Silence in the Library [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) Christina de Souza, (TV: Planet of the Dead [+]Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who Easter Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009).) Minnie Hooper, (TV: The End of Time [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009 and New Year Special 2010 (BBC One, 2009-2010).) and Elizabeth I. (TV: The Day of the Doctor [+]Steven Moffat, 50th Anniversary Specials (BBC One, 2013).) Joan Redfern became romantically involved with his human identity, but viewed the Doctor himself as merely a look-a-like of John. (TV: The Family of Blood [+]Paul Cornell, adapted from Human Nature (Paul Cornell), Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).)

While he acknowledged that "children [could] be cruel", (PROSE: The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage [+]Derek Landy, Puffin eshort (Puffin Books, 2013).) the Tenth Doctor showed parental compassion towards the children he encountered, engaging in friendly conversations with a young Reinette and protecting her from a Clockwork Droid, (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) giving Tim Latimer his fob watch as a memento of their adventure together, (TV: The Family of Blood [+]Paul Cornell, adapted from Human Nature (Paul Cornell), Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) and complimenting the Bannerman Road gang while they were under his care in his battle with the Trickster. (TV: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith [+]Gareth Roberts, The Sarah Jane Adventures series 3 (BBC One, 2009).) While the Doctor showed little remorse in having to kill the Racnoss children to save the human race, (TV: The Runaway Bride [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2006 (BBC One, 2006).) he showed compassion towards the young Adipose, deeming them innocent to their parents' crimes. (TV: Partners in Crime [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).)

While the Tenth Doctor held a strong hatred for the Daleks, (TV: Daleks in Manhattan [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) his approach to them was to act dismissive instead of showing his rage, (TV: Doomsday [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Evolution of the Daleks [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Journey's End [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) though he reluctantly admired the Cult of Skaro for attempting to think "above and beyond the Emperor himself", (TV: Doomsday [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) and particularly grew to admire Dalek Sec when he became a Dalek-Human hybrid, going as far as to call him "the cleverest Dalek ever" after he tried to find redemption for the Daleks. He also attempted to empathise with Dalek Caan after he committed genocide against the Dalek-Human hybrid race, daring to offer his help towards Caan, citing how they were both the last of their respective people. (TV: Evolution of the Daleks [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) During the Kotturuh crisis, he was furious at the Eighth Doctor's initial alliance with the Dalek Time Squad and confessed to Brian it was becoming hard to act dismissive in front of the Daleks, as he really wanted to just scream at them. (PROSE: All Flesh is Grass [+]Una McCormack, Time Lord Victorious release order (BBC Books, 2020).) His preference to ignore and spite Daleks stretched to their creator, Davros, whom he insulted for his persistence to keep on creating Daleks even after their betrayals of him, (TV: The Stolen Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) and how he had become the Daleks' "pet" after the formation of the New Dalek Empire. However, he still offered to save Davros from the Cruciform after the Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor began its destruction, only for Davros to refuse his aid. (TV: Journey's End [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).)

The Doctor scorned the Cybusmen created by Cybus Industries, notably their creator, John Lumic, for removing imagination and emotions from humanity, believing that he removed the reason for living at all. (TV: The Age of Steel [+]Tom MacRae, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) He also dismissed the Sontarans' ATMOS Stratagem as dishonourable, mocking General Staal for avoiding combat in favour of using clone feed. (TV: The Poison Sky [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).)

The Tenth Doctor expressed pity for the Saxon Master, (TV: Last of the Time Lords [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) wanting to convince him that they could live together and "see" the universe rather than "own" it, going as far as to offer to help cure the Master's insanity. (TV: The End of Time [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009 and New Year Special 2010 (BBC One, 2009-2010).) He even pledged to support the Master in his goals to conquer the universe in return for leaving Earth alone, but the Master refused. (TV: The Sound of Drums [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).)

Tim Latimer described the Tenth Doctor as "like fire and ice and rage, [that he was] like the night and the storm in the heart of the sun, [as well as being] ancient and forever, [burning] at the centre of time, and [could] see the turn of the universe." Despite his horrifying description, Latimer considered the Doctor to be "wonderful," (TV: The Family of Blood [+]Paul Cornell, adapted from Human Nature (Paul Cornell), Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) a sentiment that Wilfred Mott also expressed. (TV: The End of Time [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009 and New Year Special 2010 (BBC One, 2009-2010).) While Valerie Brannigan dismissed him as "insane", Thomas Kincade Brannigan commented that the Doctor was "that, and a bit magnificent." (TV: Gridlock [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).)

Donna Noble described him as "dazzling", (TV: The Sontaran Stratagem [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) with Rose viewing him as being more carefree than his ninth incarnation (PROSE: He's Behind You [+]Dave Rudden, The Wintertime Paradox (2020).) and Jack believing him to have become "cheeky" in his new incarnation. (TV: Utopia [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) Clara Oswald, when distinguishing him from his other incarnations, described the Tenth Doctor as "the hero", (TV: The Day of the Doctor [+]Steven Moffat, 50th Anniversary Specials (BBC One, 2013).) while Adam Mitchell identified the Tenth Doctor as the "Oncoming Storm" in comparison to his other incarnations. (COMIC: Unnatural Selection [+]Scott & David Tipton, Prisoners of Time (IDW Publishing, 2013).) Whilst he was the Time Lord Victorious, Brian believed the Tenth Doctor "was vengeance" and, as a result, the assassin much preferred him to the Eighth Doctor. (PROSE: All Flesh is Grass [+]Una McCormack, Time Lord Victorious release order (BBC Books, 2020).)

Tenth Doctor's Final Moments

The Doctor begins to regenerate. (TV: The End of Time [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009 and New Year Special 2010 (BBC One, 2009-2010).)

Having experienced a similar process as John Smith, (TV: The Family of Blood [+]Paul Cornell, adapted from Human Nature (Paul Cornell), Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) the Doctor became fearful of his inevitable regeneration, going so far as to prevent the process by channelling the excess energy of his regeneration into his severed hand after being shot by a Dalek. (TV: Journey's End [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) He commented that regeneration was not a rebirth, but the death of himself. (TV: The End of Time [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009 and New Year Special 2010 (BBC One, 2009-2010).) When Carmen prophesied his "song ending", the Doctor reacted with stunned silence, (TV: Planet of the Dead [+]Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who Easter Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009).) and later became emotionally distressed when Ood Sigma heralded his demise. (TV: The Waters of Mars [+]Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, Doctor Who Autumn Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009).) When death seemed a certainty, he chose to think of the children the War Doctor had killed on Gallifrey when he destroyed it as his last thoughts. (PROSE: The Day of the Doctor [+]Steven Moffat, adapted from The Day of the Doctor (Steven Moffat), Target novelisations (Target Books, 2018).)

When he realised he would have to sacrifice his life to save Wilfred Mott from the radiation of the Immortality Gate after thwarting Rassilon's Ultimate Sanction, the Doctor at first had a tantrum about how his "reward" was "not fair" and was tempted to let Wilf die when he requested it, but ultimately decided to fulfil Carmen's prophecy and save Wilf. (TV: The End of Time [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009 and New Year Special 2010 (BBC One, 2009-2010).) While he put on a brave face for Rose, Jack and Donna during his aborted regeneration, (TV: The Stolen Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) when his time finally came, the Doctor instead stated his reluctance to "go", and regenerated with tears in his eyes, afraid and alone. (TV: The End of Time [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009 and New Year Special 2010 (BBC One, 2009-2010).)

Habits and quirks

The Tenth Doctor spoke in an accent described by George Litefoot as "a kind of cultured cockney, flecked with hints of Scots", (AUDIO: The Jago & Litefoot Revival [+]Jonathan Barnes, Short Trips (Big Finish Productions, 2017).) which the Eleventh Doctor compared to the voice of Dick Van Dyke, (TV: The Day of the Doctor [+]Steven Moffat, 50th Anniversary Specials (BBC One, 2013).) and Mickey Smith thought that the Doctor might have picked up from Rose, (PROSE: The Christmas Invasion [+]Jenny T Colgan, adapted from The Christmas Invasion (Russell T Davies), Target novelisations (Target Books, 2018).) with the Doctor himself once mentioning that he picked up his accent from the Powell Estate. (COMIC: Silver Scream [+]Tony Lee, Doctor Who (2009) (IDW Publishing, 2009).) His voice tended to peak in high tones when expressing excitement, (TV: The Christmas Invasion [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas special (BBC One, 2005)., New Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., 42 [+]Chris Chibnall, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Time Crash [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who Children in Need Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007)., Planet of the Ood [+]Keith Temple, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).)

The Tenth Doctor was fond of the French word, "Allons-y!", (TV: Army of Ghosts [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Evolution of the Daleks [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., 42 [+]Chris Chibnall, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Voyage of the Damned [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007)., The Fires of Pompeii [+]James Moran, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Midnight [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Next Doctor [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2008 (BBC One, 2008)., Planet of the Dead [+]Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who Easter Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009)., The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith [+]Gareth Roberts, The Sarah Jane Adventures series 3 (BBC One, 2009)., Dreamland [+]Phil Ford, Doctor Who Animated Special 2009 (BBC Red Button, 2009)., The End of Time [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009 and New Year Special 2010 (BBC One, 2009-2010)., The Day of the Doctor [+]Steven Moffat, 50th Anniversary Specials (BBC One, 2013).) describing it to Addams as a word of "consolation to the soul in times of need". (TV: The End of Time [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009 and New Year Special 2010 (BBC One, 2009-2010).) Other favoured phrases of his were "blimey", (TV: The Christmas Invasion [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas special (BBC One, 2005)., Fear Her [+]Matthew Graham, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Runaway Bride [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2006 (BBC One, 2006)., Evolution of the Daleks [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., 42 [+]Chris Chibnall, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Utopia [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Voyage of the Damned [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007)., The Fires of Pompeii [+]James Moran, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Journey's End [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Waters of Mars [+]Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, Doctor Who Autumn Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009)., The End of Time [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009 and New Year Special 2010 (BBC One, 2009-2010).) and "Molto bene". (TV: The Runaway Bride [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2006 (BBC One, 2006)., The Family of Blood [+]Paul Cornell, adapted from Human Nature (Paul Cornell), Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Planet of the Ood [+]Keith Temple, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Midnight [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Waters of Mars [+]Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, Doctor Who Autumn Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009).)

While attempting to explain something, he would often interrupt himself with a, "well...", and further elaborate what it was he was talking about. (TV: The Christmas Invasion [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas special (BBC One, 2005)., Tooth and Claw [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Girl in the Fireplace [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Age of Steel [+]Tom MacRae, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Army of Ghosts [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Runaway Bride [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2006 (BBC One, 2006)., Smith and Jones [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Blink [+]Steven Moffat, adapted from What I Did on My Christmas Holidays by Sally Sparrow (Steven Moffat), Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Utopia [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Sound of Drums [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Time Crash [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who Children in Need Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007)., Voyage of the Damned [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007)., Partners in Crime [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Fires of Pompeii [+]James Moran, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Poison Sky [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Doctor's Daughter [+]Stephen Greenhorn, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Unicorn and the Wasp [+]Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Forest of the Dead [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Journey's End [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) When discouraging his companions from mimicking accents or trying the local lingo, the Doctor would utter a gentle, "No, no, don't do that". (TV: Tooth and Claw [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Shakespeare Code [+]Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Infinite Quest [+]Alan Barnes, CBBC (2007)., The Unicorn and the Wasp [+]Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).)

The Doctor often remarked that exotic technology or life was "beautiful" or "brilliant" and was genuinely enthralled by such discoveries, sometimes to the extent that he placed himself in danger just to admire them. (TV: Tooth and Claw [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) Like his seventh incarnation, he would insist he was "always all right", even when all evidence pointed to the contrary. (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Forest of the Dead [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) An apologetic incarnation, the Tenth Doctor also made use of the phrase, "I'm sorry, I'm so sorry". (TV: New Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Age of Steel [+]Tom MacRae, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Impossible Planet [+]Matt Jones, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Army of Ghosts [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Last of the Time Lords [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Poison Sky [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Silence in the Library [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).)

Another favoured exclamation of his was, "Oh, yes!", which he would say in moments of gleeful realisation, (TV: The Satan Pit [+]Matt Jones, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Doomsday [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Shakespeare Code [+]Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Infinite Quest [+]Alan Barnes, CBBC (2007)., The Sound of Drums [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Voyage of the Damned [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007)., Partners in Crime [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Planet of the Ood [+]Keith Temple, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Planet of the Dead [+]Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who Easter Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009)., The End of Time [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009 and New Year Special 2010 (BBC One, 2009-2010).) when angered or disturbed greatly, (TV: Evolution of the Daleks [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The End of Time [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009 and New Year Special 2010 (BBC One, 2009-2010).) or simply as a response to something. (TV: The Age of Steel [+]Tom MacRae, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Smith and Jones [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Evolution of the Daleks [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Utopia [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Time Crash [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who Children in Need Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007)., Voyage of the Damned [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007)., Partners in Crime [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Fires of Pompeii [+]James Moran, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Doctor's Daughter [+]Stephen Greenhorn, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).)

When he was faced with an occurrence that dumbfounded him, the Doctor would repeatedly say, "What?", looking increasingly astonished with each repetition. (TV: Doomsday [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Shakespeare Code [+]Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Last of the Time Lords [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Time Crash [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who Children in Need Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007)., The Poison Sky [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Music of the Spheres [+]Russell T Davies, BBC Radio 3 (2008).) He would also dismiss things with a loud exclamation of, "Nah." (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Idiot's Lantern [+]Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Army of Ghosts [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Gridlock [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Poison Sky [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Silence in the Library [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Midnight [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Music of the Spheres [+]Russell T Davies, BBC Radio 3 (2008)., The Waters of Mars [+]Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, Doctor Who Autumn Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009).)

When he discovered something that disagreed with his knowledge, he would usually utter, "it can't be", (TV: School Reunion [+]Toby Whithouse, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One|BBC One]], 2006)., The Impossible Planet [+]Matt Jones, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Runaway Bride [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2006 (BBC One, 2006)., Utopia [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Sound of Drums [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Stolen Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) and would frequently describe something that dumbfounded him as "impossible". (TV: New Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Rise of the Cybermen [+]Tom MacRae, adapted from Spare Parts (Marc Platt), Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Impossible Planet [+]Matt Jones, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Satan Pit [+]Matt Jones, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Army of Ghosts [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Doomsday [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Runaway Bride [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2006 (BBC One, 2006)., The Stolen Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) Like his previous incarnation, the Doctor occasionally used "hell" as an intensive. (TV: Tooth and Claw [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Age of Steel [+]Tom MacRae, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Idiot's Lantern [+]Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Fear Her [+]Matthew Graham, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Army of Ghosts [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Runaway Bride [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2006 (BBC One, 2006)., Smith and Jones [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Partners in Crime [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Fires of Pompeii [+]James Moran, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Next Doctor [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2008 (BBC One, 2008).)

Typically, the Doctor would lean against a surface with his legs stretched out and crossed together, with his arms sometimes folded together, (TV: Partners in Crime [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Next Doctor [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2008 (BBC One, 2008)., The Waters of Mars [+]Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, Doctor Who Autumn Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009).) but he mostly kept his hands in his pockets when in this position. (TV: The Impossible Planet [+]Matt Jones, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Love & Monsters [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Smith and Jones [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Time Crash [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who Children in Need Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007)., The Doctor's Daughter [+]Stephen Greenhorn, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Unicorn and the Wasp [+]Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith [+]Gareth Roberts, The Sarah Jane Adventures series 3 (BBC One, 2009).) Indeed, it was extremely rare for the Tenth Doctor to go a whole adventure without once putting his hands in his pockets. (TV: The Satan Pit [+]Matt Jones, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Smith and Jones [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Blink [+]Steven Moffat, adapted from What I Did on My Christmas Holidays by Sally Sparrow (Steven Moffat), Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Time Crash [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who Children in Need Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007)., The Poison Sky [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Midnight [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Dreamland [+]Phil Ford, Doctor Who Animated Special 2009 (BBC Red Button, 2009).) He often sat with his feet up and legs stretched out and crossed. (TV: Army of Ghosts [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Last of the Time Lords [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Poison Sky [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Day of the Doctor [+]Steven Moffat, 50th Anniversary Specials (BBC One, 2013).)

He would sometimes pull at his jaw when thinking, (TV: Fear Her [+]Matthew Graham, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Army of Ghosts [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Smith and Jones [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Evolution of the Daleks [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Utopia [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Sound of Drums [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Last of the Time Lords [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Voyage of the Damned [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007)., The Waters of Mars [+]Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, Doctor Who Autumn Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009)., The Day of the Doctor [+]Steven Moffat, 50th Anniversary Specials (BBC One, 2013).) and often held his arms behind his back, (TV: The Christmas Invasion [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas special (BBC One, 2005)., Tooth and Claw [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Idiot's Lantern [+]Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Satan Pit [+]Matt Jones, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Fear Her [+]Matthew Graham, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Army of Ghosts [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Runaway Bride [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2006 (BBC One, 2006)., Smith and Jones [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Family of Blood [+]Paul Cornell, adapted from Human Nature (Paul Cornell), Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Sound of Drums [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Last of the Time Lords [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Time Crash [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who Children in Need Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007)., Voyage of the Damned [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007)., The Fires of Pompeii [+]James Moran, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Sontaran Stratagem [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Doctor's Daughter [+]Stephen Greenhorn, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Unicorn and the Wasp [+]Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Next Doctor [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2008 (BBC One, 2008)., Planet of the Dead [+]Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who Easter Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009)., The Waters of Mars [+]Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, Doctor Who Autumn Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009)., Dreamland [+]Phil Ford, Doctor Who Animated Special 2009 (BBC Red Button, 2009).) or casually had his arms folded. (TV: Born Again [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who (BBC One, 2005)., School Reunion [+]Toby Whithouse, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One|BBC One]], 2006)., Rise of the Cybermen [+]Tom MacRae, adapted from Spare Parts (Marc Platt), Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Age of Steel [+]Tom MacRae, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Idiot's Lantern [+]Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Fear Her [+]Matthew Graham, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Doomsday [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Smith and Jones [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Infinite Quest [+]Alan Barnes, CBBC (2007)., The Shakespeare Code [+]Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Evolution of the Daleks [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Lazarus Experiment [+]Stephen Greenhorn, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One|BBC One]], 2007)., 42 [+]Chris Chibnall, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Sound of Drums [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Last of the Time Lords [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Fires of Pompeii [+]James Moran, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Planet of the Ood [+]Keith Temple, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Sontaran Stratagem [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Silence in the Library [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Waters of Mars [+]Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, Doctor Who Autumn Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009)., The End of Time [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009 and New Year Special 2010 (BBC One, 2009-2010)., The Day of the Doctor [+]Steven Moffat, 50th Anniversary Specials (BBC One, 2013).)

The Doctor would scratch the back of his head when thinking, (TV: New Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Tooth and Claw [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Impossible Planet [+]Matt Jones, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Army of Ghosts [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Doomsday [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Runaway Bride [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2006 (BBC One, 2006)., Smith and Jones [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Gridlock [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Human Nature [+]Paul Cornell, adapted from Human Nature (Paul Cornell), Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Voyage of the Damned [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007)., Partners in Crime [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Forest of the Dead [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Midnight [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Stolen Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) embarrassed, (TV: The Age of Steel [+]Tom MacRae, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Runaway Bride [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2006 (BBC One, 2006)., The Sontaran Stratagem [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Silence in the Library [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) or when reluctantly admitting fault. (TV: The Poison Sky [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) He was also known to run his hands through his hair when feeling intense. (TV: New Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Tooth and Claw [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Smith and Jones [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Evolution of the Daleks [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Sound of Drums [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Poison Sky [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Stolen Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Waters of Mars [+]Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, Doctor Who Autumn Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009)., The Day of the Doctor [+]Steven Moffat, 50th Anniversary Specials (BBC One, 2013).)

Ident eyebrow

The Doctor has an idea. (TV: The Doctor and the Reindeer [+]Russell T Davies, BBC idents (BBC One, 2009).

He also made a habit of scratching around his left ear, (TV: New Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Girl in the Fireplace [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Idiot's Lantern [+]Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Impossible Planet [+]Matt Jones, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Love & Monsters [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Army of Ghosts [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Shakespeare Code [+]Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Daleks in Manhattan [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Evolution of the Daleks [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Lazarus Experiment [+]Stephen Greenhorn, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One|BBC One]], 2007)., Utopia [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Sound of Drums [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Voyage of the Damned [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007)., Partners in Crime [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Fires of Pompeii [+]James Moran, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Next Doctor [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2008 (BBC One, 2008)., Music of the Spheres [+]Russell T Davies, BBC Radio 3 (2008)., Planet of the Dead [+]Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who Easter Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009).) crouching down with his elbows rested on his knees, (TV: New Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Girl in the Fireplace [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Rise of the Cybermen [+]Tom MacRae, adapted from Spare Parts (Marc Platt), Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Fear Her [+]Matthew Graham, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Army of Ghosts [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Smith and Jones [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Gridlock [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Daleks in Manhattan [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Evolution of the Daleks [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Lazarus Experiment [+]Stephen Greenhorn, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One|BBC One]], 2007)., Silence in the Library [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Midnight [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith [+]Gareth Roberts, The Sarah Jane Adventures series 3 (BBC One, 2009)., Dreamland [+]Phil Ford, Doctor Who Animated Special 2009 (BBC Red Button, 2009)., The Day of the Doctor [+]Steven Moffat, 50th Anniversary Specials (BBC One, 2013).) and raising his left eyebrow. (TV: Smith and Jones [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Gridlock [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Daleks in Manhattan [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Infinite Quest [+]Alan Barnes, CBBC (2007)., Voyage of the Damned [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007)., Partners in Crime [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith [+]Gareth Roberts, The Sarah Jane Adventures series 3 (BBC One, 2009)., The Waters of Mars [+]Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, Doctor Who Autumn Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009)., The Doctor and the Reindeer [+]Russell T Davies, BBC idents (BBC One, 2009).)

He would stare longingly with a look of despair when depressed, (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Doomsday [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Runaway Bride [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2006 (BBC One, 2006)., Voyage of the Damned [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007)., The Doctor's Daughter [+]Stephen Greenhorn, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Forest of the Dead [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Journey's End [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The End of Time [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009 and New Year Special 2010 (BBC One, 2009-2010).) or in deep thought. (TV: 42 [+]Chris Chibnall, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., The Unicorn and the Wasp [+]Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Midnight [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Stolen Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Planet of the Dead [+]Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who Easter Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009)., The Waters of Mars [+]Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, Doctor Who Autumn Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009)., The End of Time [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009 and New Year Special 2010 (BBC One, 2009-2010).)

TenMarthaMilkshake

The Doctor and Martha enjoy a milkshake. (COMIC: Agent Provocateur [+]Gary Russell, IDW series named Doctor Who (IDW Publishing, 2008).)

The Tenth Doctor was a foodie, often taking the time to snack on food and drink during his adventures. (TV: School Reunion [+]Toby Whithouse, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One|BBC One]], 2006)., The Girl in the Fireplace [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Idiot's Lantern [+]Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Fear Her [+]Matthew Graham, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Lazarus Experiment [+]Stephen Greenhorn, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One|BBC One]], 2007)., The Unicorn and the Wasp [+]Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Midnight [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Turn Left [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Day of the Doctor [+]Steven Moffat, 50th Anniversary Specials (BBC One, 2013).) He often talked about favourite foods and recipes, and wasn't afraid to try something new, such as seaweed truffles. (PROSE: Martha in the Mirror [+]Justin Richards, BBC New Series Adventures (BBC Books, 2008).)

The Doctor was an aficionado of twentieth century culture and made frequent references to movies, shows, books and songs from that era, (TV: The Christmas Invasion [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas special (BBC One, 2005)., The Idiot's Lantern [+]Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Army of Ghosts [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Shakespeare Code [+]Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., 42 [+]Chris Chibnall, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) though did not understand certain remarks, such as being called a "science geek". (TV: The Lazarus Experiment [+]Stephen Greenhorn, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One|BBC One]], 2007).) He was also fond of rock-and-roll, attempting to take Rose to see concerts by both Ian Dury and Elvis Presley. (TV: Tooth and Claw [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Idiot's Lantern [+]Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).)

He would cup his face while sitting,[source needed] jump over obstacles in his path,[source needed] and give of a serious of quick, "no"s, when displeased.[source needed] In times of distress, he would clench his teeth together. (TV: The Lazarus Experiment [+]Stephen Greenhorn, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One|BBC One]], 2007)., The Sound of Drums [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Journey's End [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The End of Time [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2009 and New Year Special 2010 (BBC One, 2009-2010).)

The Tenth Doctor relied heavily upon his sonic screwdriver, pushing it to limits not seen in previous incarnations, (TV: Smith and Jones [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).) and even chiding the Fifth Doctor for going "hands free". (TV: Time Crash [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who Children in Need Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007).) He felt defensive of his sonic screwdriver, debunking Dalek Sec's initial claim that it was a sonic probe in a hurt manner, (TV: Doomsday [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006).) going as far as to say he "loved" it. (TV: Smith and Jones [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007).)

The Doctor also revived the occasional use of a stethoscope in mostly non-medical situations, such as the diagnosis of electronic or mechanical faults or to eavesdrop on others, (TV: Rise of the Cybermen [+]Tom MacRae, adapted from Spare Parts (Marc Platt), Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Idiot's Lantern [+]Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Runaway Bride [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2006 (BBC One, 2006)., Daleks in Manhattan [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Partners in Crime [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Midnight [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Stolen Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) though he did occasionally use it to help with medical needs, (TV: Evolution of the Daleks [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Planet of the Ood [+]Keith Temple, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Doctor's Daughter [+]Stephen Greenhorn, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Next Doctor [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2008 (BBC One, 2008).) He used a hammer many times to help him pilot the TARDIS. (TV: Tooth and Claw [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Runaway Bride [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2006 (BBC One, 2006)., Partners in Crime [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., The Sontaran Stratagem [+]Helen Raynor, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).)

Skills

Having an "honest face", (TV: Planet of the Dead [+]Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who Easter Special 2009 (BBC One, 2009).) the Tenth Doctor had a talent for earning people's trust, even with initial animosity, (TV: The Age of Steel [+]Tom MacRae, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Impossible Planet [+]Matt Jones, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Dreamland [+]Phil Ford, Doctor Who Animated Special 2009 (BBC Red Button, 2009).) being able to convince complete strangers to reveal secretive information to him, (TV: Rise of the Cybermen [+]Tom MacRae, adapted from Spare Parts (Marc Platt), Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Age of Steel [+]Tom MacRae, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Idiot's Lantern [+]Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Next Doctor [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2008 (BBC One, 2008).) due to recognising that confused people were more likely to reveal useful information and deliberately keeping them off-balance. (PROSE: The Price of Paradise [+]Colin Brake, BBC New Series Adventures (BBC Books, 2006).) Some would even come to his defence when others thought he was a threat or a nuisance to the public. (TV: Voyage of the Damned [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2007 (BBC One, 2007)., The Unicorn and the Wasp [+]Gareth Roberts, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008)., Midnight [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).)

Like his previous incarnation, he had a gift for exerting authority, (TV: New Earth [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Tooth and Claw [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Age of Steel [+]Tom MacRae, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., The Satan Pit [+]Matt Jones, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., 42 [+]Chris Chibnall, Doctor Who series 3 (BBC One, 2007)., Silence in the Library [+]Steven Moffat, Doctor Who series 4 (BBC One, 2008).) with even the most resistant of individuals eventually submitting to his way of thinking, (TV: The Idiot's Lantern [+]Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who series 2 (BBC One, 2006)., Army of Ghosts [+]Russell T Davies, Doctor Who series 2 (