(Ninth Doctor Edition)
(Tenth Doctor Edition can be found HERE and Eleventh Doctor Edition can be found HERE)
Looking through Tumblr, I’ve found a lot of hate directed towards almost all the companions, especially the New Who ones, so here’s my little ditty on why you should love all the New Who companions.
Rose Tyler: Now Rose is either the most hated or most loved companion it seems so let’s look at the reasons you should love her. First off, the Doctor loves her, which means she’s a pretty damn awesome person. She made the Doctor better, and that takes a pretty empathetic person to do so. She’s a person that does everything she does out of love. As for the criticisms that she’s not classy, educated or well dressed… well why should the Doctor care? He lives outside the boundaries of societal judgement and in many ways I feel like the way the Doctor takes on “Ordinary” people is his way of showing people that ordinary by our society’s standards should not make you feel nothing or worthless. The accusation that she is clingy and jealous… well honestly this is a man she’s in love with, if she didn’t feel any semblance of jealous I would question it. Her character’s meant to be REAL with includes flaws and all.. her flaws are what makes me love her, because it makes her so real and I rather a character that sometimes says something silly once in a while than a character that is a Mary Sue and just can’t be relatable, and the end, it’s the companion we should be able to relate too.
Mickey Smith: Mickey is one of those character’s that basically shows the viewer how the Doctor can impact someone for the better, even if said person may not even be the Doctor’s favorite person. Mickey did start off as the clingy butt-monkey of Doctor Who, but doesn’t that just really show you how much he’s grown as a character? He may not the flashy hero but think of all the small things he’s done. He protected Jackie from the Slitheen, and put his body between the Slitheen and the woman who just made his life hell for the last year. That says so much about his character and who he is as a person. He gave up not just traveling through space and time, but a universe he knows to take care of a gran that isn’t even really his. He LITERALLY gave up his whole universe because he feels responsibility to take care of Rickey’s gran. And then to reinvent himself as a badass… and then have the ability to walk away from Rose and close that chapter of his life… can we say BAMF?
Jack Harkness: Okay, his man is the definition of sass and bravery, despite everything he’s been through. After all the trauma of his childhood, the trauma of getting his memory erased, the trauma of his curse… he still manages to walk away making jokes and keeping a jolly spirit. A lesser person would have gone mad or bitter. The main complaint I hear about him is that he’s a whore and he’s not faithful. But we need to see his sexual exploits outside of our own society. He comes from the 51st century, where the rules of sexuality are completely different. Can you imagine someone from the 18th century doing the sexual practices of today? They would be disgusted… so times change, society changes, Jack doesn’t have the same mindset as the viewers.
(To be continued)