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Doctor No More by PaulHanley Doctor No More by PaulHanley
Sorry about the lack of updates lately.  I've been busy as Hell, but I guess there was no getting out of this week without posting SOME new Doctor Who art...

Here's the ninth(?) incarnation of The Time Lord Formerly Known As The Doctor, as glimpsed fleetingly at the end of "The Night of the Doctor".  Because young John Hurt x The Doctor =  epic win. :)
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omubrosephu Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Photographer
I've always wondered what the War Doctor looked like as a younger man. I literally typed that phrase into dA search and this is just what I was looking for. Great job!
Zelda12343 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Wow. This is awesome!
Lukemore2 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I've got a theory that this glimpse of the Doc that we saw at the end of The Night of the Doctor was REALLY temporary. I believe during the first 15 hours of regeneration, the Doctor had physically aged rapidly into the end result we all know.
PaulHanley Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional
This is mega-geeky, but I just got the action figure of Hurt today, and the BBC-approved bio on the back says that the "Other Doctor" fought in the Time War for "centuries".  The rapid aging thing is a fun idea, but it's pretty clear what Moff's intent was going out of his way to make him so young in "Night".  The Time War (at least for him) was a hellishly long ordeal, which is why the Doctor wound up so hopeless and feeling there was no other option than genocide.  

Strangely, I've seen the "unnatural aging" theory from more than one fan- exposure to Dalek Time Destructors and that sort of thing (which again- sounds fun and totally cool, but there's not even a hint of support for it in the show).  I'm not sure why the idea of a young version makes some folks feel it needs to be "fixed", other than that it means there's a large portion of the Doctor's life that'll most likely always be left mysterious and unknown.  There's plenty of other gaps like that: the Eleventh Doctor has at least two, and huge chunks of the EIghth Doctor's life are unknown (even when you include the book, comics, audios, etc- the story "Orbis" had him become a hermit for 500 years).  I like when that sort of thing happens- a key part of what keeps the character interesting is preserving his mystery (or at least creating new questions when others are answered). 
Foremem Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I like to think that dalek caan was a companion to this doctor for a time, just for the fact that caan used "No More" to describe his feelings on the time war.
TheQuietSoul21 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
 Very nice!

 Now that the major details of the Time War (the Doctor's incarnation at the time, the details leading up to the end etc) are clarified, they should seriously do a series of comics/novels/audio adventures following the War Doctor's story from his beginning to the climax of the War.
OddMod-7 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Amazing work as always! Would be cool to see comics/audio dramas about this :)
helghan0 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Cool great picture of the young war doctor =P (Razz) 
hipsterglassesyo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Can someone tell me exactly what the war doctor is wearing? I would love to cosplay him, so anybody with any idea on his costume. Please and thank you!
Netherman14 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"The War Doctor appeared old and bedraggled, wearing a distressed leather overcoat, a frayed scarf knitted in a zigzag pattern, and his previous incarnation's Victorian-style waistcoat. (TV: The Name of the Doctor) He also wore also aged trousers, a box-frame belt with several fastener pins and studded pinholes, and combat boots adorned with weathered gaiters, which had a few buttons missing. (TV: The Day of the Doctor) His oldest article of dress was a bandolier across his left shoulder, taken off the body of Cass and equipped as an instrument for battle by him mere seconds after his regeneration was finished. (TV: The Night of the Doctor)."
There you go.
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