23 Things We Love About the 13th Doctor

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7. Her Accent!

Her Accent!
Jodie Whittaker is from Huddersfield, and showcases this with her unique accent! Huddersfield is a small town east of Manchester. In the past, Doctors like David Tennant were told to hide their natural accents. This only defines her Doctor more and shows some love for Huddersfield, UK. It also makes it more adorable when she says things like ‘kerblam man’ or ‘Ed Sheeran.’ Tell us we’re wrong, we dare you.

8. Her Nose Scrunch!

Her Nose Scrunch!
It seems to be a defining feature of her Doctor when she’s confused about something, excited or bored; her nose contorts into an adorable scrunch. Numerous cat memes are comparing the 13th Doctor to grumpy kittens, which does describe her personality well when she’s pissed at the universe. Could be akin to the 11th Doctor’s bowties or 12’s magician’s coat. Every Doctor has a feature that makes them unique, and 13 is no exception.

9. Tim Shaw?

Tim Shaw?
A freaky alien covered with teeth won from his conquests tried to invade Earth the day the 13th Doctor regenerated. Very rude of him. After some help from her new companions, the Doctor felt like herself again and was able to defeat him off a precariously high construction machine. Before he got pushed off the ledge, she taunted him and called him Tim Shaw, because let’s be real, his alien name sounded a lot like it. When he returned in her finale episode, Tim Shaw would get cursed with his nickname until the end of the universe.

10. Her Brief Friendship with a Universe Frog!

Her Brief Friendship with a Universe Frog!
On Doctor Who Season 11 Episode 9 “It Takes You Away,” the Doctor makes an all too brief friendship with a conscious universe in the shape of a frog. Long story short, an alternate universe breached a small house in Norway, and loved ones who were supposed to have died were alive and well on the other side. The Doctor made friends with the consciousness, which was a frog that talked with Graces’ voice and convinced it to let her go back to her friends in the real world. The alternate universe was just lonely, as nothing from our universe could touch theirs without having adverse side effects and being sent back. She gives an incredible speech in this episode.

11. Her Sense of Humor!

Her Sense of Humor!
All Doctors in Doctor Who have a very British and sarcastic sense of humor, and Whittaker is no different. Her quips intense and dangerous situations make her a joy to watch, such as "can we have the lights and siren on?" or “I eat danger for breakfast. I don’t; I eat cereal. Or croissants." Regarding Jack Robinson on Doctor Who Season 11 Episode 4, she quips, "Is he Ed Sheeran? Everyone talks about Ed Sheeran about now, don’t they?". It relaxes her companions so they can think rationally, which will ultimately give someone an idea of how to get out of the said situation. It is most likely a trap.

12. Her Compassion!

Her Compassion!
The 13th Doctor has a renewed sense of compassion. A stand-out scene on her first episode is when she’s about to build her own sonic and discovers someone that Tim Shaw murdered. She apologizes that any of this is happening, that Ryan, Yaz, Grace, and Graham are wrapped up in this and promises to find them a way out. This rarely occurred with the 12th Doctor. Usually it was his human companion who showed others compassion, like Clara Oswald with the situation cards she created for him. These cards included phrases for him to fill in the blanks, "I’m deeply sorry for the death of your friend/family member/pet." Clearly, his practicing paid off.

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Doctor Who Quotes

Only in darkness are we revealed. [...] Goodness is not goodness that seeks advantage. Good is good in the final hour, in the deepest pit, without hope, without witness, without reward. Virtue is only virtue in extremis. This is what *he* believes, and this is the reason above all I love him, my husband. My madman in a box. My Doctor.

Nardole [quoting River Song]

The Doctor: Clara? You asked me what we're going to do, I told ya. We're going to go to hell, or wherever it is people go when they die, if there is anywhere. Whatever it is we're gonna go there and we're gonna find Danny. And if it is in any way possible, we're going to bring him home. Every culture has a concept of an afterlife. I always meant to have a look around, see if I could find one.
Clara: You're going to help me?
The Doctor: Well, why wouldn't I help you?
Clara: Because of what I just did, I just...
The Doctor: You betrayed me. You betrayed our trust, you betrayed our friendship, you betrayed everything that I've ever stood for. You let me down!
Clara: Then why are you helping me?
The Doctor: Why? Do you think that I care for you so little that betraying me would make a difference?