Okay so, the Doctor is from out of space but does he only breathe oxygen like everyone else? Does Gallifrey have an atmosphere like Earth’s? Because I’d never thought about it before now but he seems to be struggling just as much as everyone else and he does seem to have the same basic anatomy as a human, other than the two hearts.
Anyone care to answer?
Gallifrey’s atmosphere is 77% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen and 2% other, which means that it’s similar to Earth’s atmosphere, but it’s a bit thinner.
The Doctor needs oxygen as well, but Time Lords have a raspiratory bypass system that allows them to go without breathing for a longer time span than humans.
Most fandoms have some pretty deep canon. The Doctor Who fandom can tell you the concentrations of gas in the atmosphere of the home planet of the main character. DW Fandom > Your fandom
This also means that Earth’s atmosphere gets the Doctor high, because it has double (or triple, I can’t do math, forgive me) the oxygen of Gallifrey. Obviously the TARDIS has an Earth-like oxygen level inside of it, which can explain why he’s so bloody hyper all the time.
so are you telling me that the Doctor protects Earth because it’s where he gets his fix is that it
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The guy in the sleeping bag wiggling around
The two people in the front wearing one shirt.
Are we really not going to talk about the guy in the back who is attached to another guy’s back while spinning?
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While a great character summary, I feel I must point out that they gave him a granddaughter in the first episode…so unless Susan was a clone like the later Doctor’s Daughter, he was never completely asexual.
This is wrong on so many levels - I’m not trying to be rude, sorry, but you obviously lack some information both about the Whoniverse and about asexuality.
First of all read this, to educate yourself about the fact that Time Lords DO actually reproduce through an artificial process that resembles cloning, and how that relates to Susan.
Secondly, even if you don’t agree with the existence of looms — I think you’re confusing “asexual” with “sterile”. Asexual people can have sex. Asexual people can have children.
Asexuality is a lack of ATTRACTION. It means we aren’t sexually attracted to people. That’s basically the only thing it means. And sure, this means we’re a lot less likely to have sex, as we have less interest in it. Doesn’t mean we can’t, for other reasons. (Because it feels good, for the benefit of a partner, because of the health benefits, because in this day and age we are constantly judged by our sexual value…) But having sex does not negate our sexual orientation. (A gay guy doesn’t suddenly turn straight by having sex with a woman. If they did, they’d be a lot less self-hating, repressed, closeted gay guys out there.)
And… you know what, back to point one. Time Lords don’t need to have sex to have children.
Noted, thanks, and that’s not rude in the slightest. I will look into your further info on Time Lord reproduction—I was making an assumption that if the Doctor reproduced, he would want to have sex to reproduce, not that asexual people could not reproduce. It was probably jumping the game without any further info that I was aware of on Susan’s existence for me to assume that—which is why I asked if I was right in the hash tags. So thanks for clearing that up for me!
And before I let my vagueness get the best of me, I mean I assumed the Doctor would have reproduced because he was attracted to someone and wanted to have sex with them. I realize just saying “want” in my last note could be read in more than one way. I meant “want” in terms of sexual attraction to someone else, not just wanting to use sex as his method of reproduction. But that was all assuming he had sex in the first place, and as you’ve informed me, that likely wasn’t the case.
No problem, glad you’re interested in learning!
I’m not gonna claim that the Doctor has never had sex ever, or that he couldn’t enjoy it, or even want it for other reasons than attraction. (Although I do scoff at the idea that the Doctor would have sex in the same way humans do — he’s a touch-telepath, imagine how much more interesting it would be to have sex if your minds connected as well.)
A lot of the time when you get fic/meta about the Doctor having sex, it’s very… mundane, and very unlike how an asexual person would probably approach it. And… meh. Meehhhh. Boring and out of character.
(As for the Time Lords in general, they frown on any kind of hedonistic behavior, like taking an unnecessarily long shower. So his people in general would definitely not have sex in the human way.)
Not to mention there’s the whole grey-A spectrum. Maybe it’s just the particular fandom majority I’ve personally run into, but it seems to me that most people tend to put the Doctor into a black and white box: either he’s completely asexual or he’s completely something within the non-asexual spectrum. And it doesn’t have to be either “extreme”!
I understand where the frustration from both “camps” comes from though, because each position tends to delegitimize years worth of canon. Insisting the Doctor is completely asexual seems to fly in the face of certain aspects of Eight, Nine, and Ten. Whereas insisting the Doctor isn’t at all asexual runs counter to very nearly everything that is implied about him through what are eons of canon starting with One.
Not to mention, Looming is a rather controversial subject in and of itself, and I can understand the reticence of feeling like it’s being forced down one’s throat as the only alternative canon to a sexual Doctor.
I’ve seen it mentioned a couple times, but I guess I just wish that explaining the Doctor as demi-sexual, for example, was mentioned specifically in regards to an alternative canon to a sexual Doctor. Because let’s be fair, most of the fans who view the Doctor as sexual are NuWhovians. And coming from the perspective of someone who started watching the show with Nine, falling in love with Ten, and then subsequently Eight, accepting the Doctor as completely asexual is virtually an impossible pill to swallow. Not to mention, I think insisting on placing him in an either/or, black or white category, is an oversimplification of the realm of sexual preference to begin with.
I’m certainly not saying that one is wrong if that’s what your personal headcanon is in either direction, but I do think being more specificly specific in offering grey-A spectrum alternatives would open the topic up more and make it feel less………I dunno, “this camp” vs “that camp” with lines drawn :/ I will say though, that this post is definitely one of least hostile and all-or-nothing on the subject that I’ve seen :)
I will also add too, that the Doctor is hardly the best example to hold up as a representative of Time Lords and Time Lord society :D Personally I think he broke the mold of a ton of their expected “norms”. I think he always had a penchant towards the more “hedonistic behaviors”, and the more time he spent away from Gallifrey, the more he tended towards them, viewing them with interested curiosity if nothing else. Which is why while I think it’s perfectly legitimate to headcanon Looming as reproductive route Time Lords took, if one wants to the headcanon the Doctor as bucking the norm and either accidentally or on purpose having his referenced family through sexual means, I think there’s more than enough space to do that. (which is why I love personally headcanoning him as demi-sexual - one can literally accept Looming as how he’s related to Susan, or choose not to, and reconcile his character and its progression in both Classic and NuWho with nary a hiccup)
And I’ll stop my ramble there :D