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02 December 2008 @ 11:40 am
Doctor Who Poll - Evilly Stolen ;-)  

Why do people never refer to Doctor Who as a superhero?

Duh, because he isn't.
2(22.2%)
He is above that sort of tacky moniker.
5(55.6%)
He isn't because...(please explain in comments)
0(0.0%)
Who ever said he wasn't?!
1(11.1%)
HE IS A SUPERHERO!!!
1(11.1%)
 
 
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Illman: Bones - Brennan wtfillman on December 2nd, 2008 11:14 am (UTC)
Heh, I said the poll was stolen ;-) Very cool icon, even though a bit dizzying.
eolivet on December 2nd, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
I don't consider him a superhero because he doesn't have an alter-ego, he doesn't really "hide" his identity and he doesn't really have...super powers (though Batman doesn't either). At least in the new DW series, he just uses his brain (and good technology -- though by that definition, James Bond would be a super hero :p ) to get out of sticky situations.

And the whole "seeing all of time and space" thing? It...doesn't seem like that's ever really helped him...solve any problem. It's just...something he can see/do. ;p I mean, it helps him figure out what NOT to do, but...I don't know, I don't really consider that "super." ;p
Illmanillman on December 2nd, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
Interesting reply. The only ability that I can see making the Doctor a superhero is telepathy, which in the classic series and the Big Finish audios got him out of a few jams. But the issue doesn't seem to have been explored much in the new DW series at all. Shame actually, because I liked that side of him :-)

He sort of did have an alter ego for a while as well. The third Doctor worked as a scientific advisor for UNIT on Earth while he was exiled there. Honestly can't see the new-series-Doctor having this kind of day job though ;-)