(Original post by Rakas21)
There's no guarantee that he will be darker but i do think he has it in him, as much as i grew to love Smith for being so weird he was never able to come across as a man that could commit genocide like Ecclestone or Tennant.
I love her but that's probably because most companions have been a bit rubbish, although that may be because temporal paradoxes really turn me on and the snowmen was a brilliant episode.
True, I suppose we just have to see how he develops the role, I think he has the potential to be a fantastic doctor.
I don't think anyone could top Billie for me, she was just the first companion for me and that episode with 'this is the story of how I died' just had me hooked from then on, I think my expectations are too high but true, I thought Catherine Tate and Freema were particularly awful, Karen revitalised the role but I don't know what it is about Jenna, just seems too rigid for me.
(Original post by Jarred)
He was prepared to do it in his second episode, when he was just seconds away from murdering the very last star whale. Tennant on the other hand is a pussy who would never commit genocide but he would certainly cry about it in meladramatic style for three episodes and then realise he could save the day with love and/or a reset button.
I love how we're using willingness to engage in genocide as a positive personality trait
Anyway, what I felt about Eleven was that whilst he was certainly quirkier and more alien, he wasn't any less saddened or torn by his actions than the other two. He just had a very different way of dealing with them. And whilst he was kooky a lot of the time, when he finally did have those dark moments, it made them feel 100x darker than they would have been if he was dark all the time or sad all the time. It's all my own interpretation of the character of course and maybe not everyone sees it, but I see Eleven as being a dark man afraid to face the truth, so he puts on a happy face to hide it from himself.
"He doesn't like endings"
Eccleston was just so badass, when it comes to genocide, he was the one you wanted as your Doctor
With the bit about Smith's darkness, that's exactly how I'd put it, almost like an alter ego, from his wacky regular self to the dark, somber persona he had, it made the more serious episodes a lot more wothwhile to watch. Personally though I think Tennant did the dark stuff the best, such as the episode when Rose is sent to an another dimension (I mentioned it above, I forget what it's called) I thought he did it perfectly. I think each Doctor has something they're great and something unique they bring to the role, it'll be interesting to see how Capaldi does it.