Series 10 marks the final season of The Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and I thought with Series 10 hitting our TV screens in a month why not celebrate the best moments of The Twelfth Doctor!
*MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD*
Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor has had his ups and downs, but he has also had some incredible moments that showcased his talent as an actor. It’s time to celebrate The best moments of The Twelfth Doctor! Here is My Top 12 Twelfth Doctor Moments split into 3 parts, here is part one!
12. The Twelfth Doctor VS. The Half-Face Man
A newly regenerated Doctor must face off against a clock-work droid in Victorian London (and reunites with Jenny, Strax and Madame Vastra) who has been trying to repair his ship by using human body parts. The Doctor disguises himself as a droid and saves Clara from The Half-Face Man in the nick of time! His first Doctor moment is awesome and he has some great lines too!
Twelfth Doctor: “Hello hello! Rubbish robots from the dawn of time! 5’1″ and crying you never stood a chance, and you’re out of your depth sir never try to control a control freak.”
The Twelfth Doctor then goes on to talk to The Half Face Man (who believes in reaching paradise ie the afterlife) and tells him that there is no paradise and that he knows he won’t reach paradise. At one point during their conversation Twelve remarks how The Half-Face Man has changed his body parts so many times and then he says “….you probably don’t even recognize where you got that face from!” For a split second Twelve looks into a dinner tray and has this moment where he realizes that same sentence can be applied to him. It’s a very poignant scene and shows how this new Doctor doesn’t know who he is and it’s a really powerful moment and sad as well.
11. The Twelfth Doctor Trying to Comfort a Young Danny Pink
In Series 8 Episode 4 “Listen,” The Twelfth Doctor is obsessed with a creature that cannot be detected and has evolved to be very adept at hiding. This obsession leads Twelve and Clara to an orphanage in the 90’s where they meet Rupert Pink. Rupert encounters a mysterious figure on his bed and tells the Doctor it scares him. Twelve replies:
“Let me tell you about scared. Your heart is beating so hard — I can feel it through your hands! There’s so much blood and oxygen pumping through your brain, it’s like rocket fuel. Right now, you could run faster and you could fight harder. You can jump higher than ever in your life. And you are so alert, it’s like you can slow down time. What’s wrong with scared? Scared is a super power! It’s your super power! There is danger in this room, and guess what? It’s you…”
This moment is great because even though Twelve seems a bit more rude and mean, he still cares about helping people and he is still great with kids. This shows that the Doctor will always have compassion for others and it is what sets him apart from his many enemies.
10. The Twelfth Doctor Showing His “No Second Chances” Side
In Series 8 Episode 9 “Flatline,” Twelve and Clara encounter two dimensional creatures who are invading our world and are trying to become three dimensional beings. After killing countless people and wreaking havoc on a group of community service workers, Twelve (who was revived by Clara) realizes it’s time to stop these evil creatures once and for all and shows them who is boss!