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The Master by PaulHanley The Master by PaulHanley
The Master, as he appeared in the Tom Baker years.
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Red-Jirachi-2 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
The Master: Lived too long Doctor? I'd say I haven't lived enough!
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helghan0 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Awesome truly sinister master
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kastoniago Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
After his appearances in the Big Finish audios, Geoffrey Beevers has become my second favourite portrayal of the Master. The mantle of my favourite Master has to go to the definitive Roger Delgado; a very hard act to follow. Whilst in the third place, I have to give to Alex Macqueen, despite his one (soon two) appearance(s) in the audios.
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional
I agree that Delgado'll always be the best and Beevers is really, really good.  That dude's voice is chilling.  Early on when I first discovered Big Finish, I walked into Dust Breeding having no idea about the big twist- quite a shock. :)  I like how they're continually weaving him into Tom Baker's BF stuff- nicely pays off the end of The Deadly Assassin, which promised a revived Doctor/ Master feud, but never delivered (gotta wonder what would've happened if Hinchcliffe hadn't been forced to leave).

I like all the Masters (even Roberts).  Ainley gets an unfair amount of criticism- probably some sort of "fanthink" that started in the 80s and just rolled onward from there.  Yeah, he gets pretty "arch" in some stories, but I think that had more to do with individual directors (and even when he's hamming it up, he's fun to watch).  At the very least, his performances in Logopolis and Survival are deadly serious and really damned good. 
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The2ndSoviet Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Nice
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Mr-Illusionist-1331 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome:D
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HarrySaxon1234 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW OMFG
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captshade Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
He must be inside the Melkur TARDIS...Given the lighting, and that version of the grandfather clock TARDIS is from "Keeper of Traken"...The Grandfather clock TARDIS from "The Deadly Assassin" is an older design.
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android65mar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
cool pic.
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crazyartist12 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Have to admit, he IS scary.
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android65mar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
The nastiest Master yet
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Anglophile1138 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Yikes.. Kinda looks like Palpatine, doesn't he? Nice!
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional
He does- though really, since this version pre-dates STAR WARS altogether, it'd be more appropriate to say Palpatine looks like him. ;)
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mc1964 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This version of the Master scared the hell out of me when I was younger!
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johnmiic Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Saw your post on Whona. Great Stuff!
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional
Thanks! Yeah, as a semi-closeted toy geek, I'm very happy that the Geoffrey Beevers Master and his TARDIS(es) are getting realized in plastic soon. :D
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johnmiic Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
I collect as many of those figures as I can afford. They are the best DW toys made I think.
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The Doctor and the Master have always had a kind of Love/Hate relationship. What I loved about this incarnation is that is shows what happens when you subtract the "Love" portion of that equation. All that's left is raw, unrepentant, insane hatred, which you have done a commendable job capturing. Nice work!
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Shaoran1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
OK This pic just screams Darth Sideous!
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional
Actually, Palpatine screams The Master- this hooded look predates the Emperor's first appearance by a good 4 years or so. ;)
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Anglophile1138 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Fair point. Although, to be fair, the Master in turn "borrowed" from Palps when it came to the blue lightning he shot from his hands in "End of Time". Weird.
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Shaoran1 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
True, maybe George Lucas saw this Master and came up with Palpatine.
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Lilylily7000 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
D8 I can't believe this is what Delgado becomes...*glomps Delgado*
Only good thing is he becomes Ainley next ;D
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RaeRose Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I told him he was scary and he didn't believe me... D:
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My favorite Master, and this captures him so well!
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BriannaTWedge Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
evil
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Alan-WK Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
One thing I forgot to mention about this artwork, Paul...nice attention to detail by having the Master's TARDIS clock-face reading as 4-minutes to midnight. Exactly how it read at the end of "The Keeper of Traken"...four minutes to go until midnight = four episodes to go until the 4th Doctor dies. I know I've already said this...but great work my friend!
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Anglophile1138 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
And four beats in both the background of the Doctor Who Movie theme and, of course, THE NEVER-ENDING DRUMS....
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Alan-WK Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Well in that case even more power to you, sir, for taking those in to account whilst creating that wonderful piece of art.
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the-lest Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats so spooky, but so wonderful. The detail is stunning... and his face.... my god, you draw creepy really well XD
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional
Thanks!
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MonsterIslandStudios Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Student General Artist
I always wondered what brought to the Masters "Emperor Palpatine" look. Maybe someday in the comics or novels they will explain it. Regarding the Time War, I'm pretty sure it was the 8th incarnation of the Doctor that fought in it and then towards the end he regenerated into the 9th. Presumably caused by a Dalek.
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional
Sorry, was a way from DA for a few weeks... I think there is a novel that explains the Master's burned/ decayed look. It's one of the early 8th Doctor novels- either Legacy of the Daleks or War of the Daleks (can't remember which).
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MonsterIslandStudios Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Student General Artist
You know I believe your right and I think I actually own the novel! It is Legacy of the Daleks like you said. It also involves the Doctor's grand daughter Susan!!
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Arcalian Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Loath as I am to discuss End of Time, it is clear that after Lucy disrupts the ressurection ritual, even Simm is once again the Pratt/Beevers Master underneath.

Farewell Russel T "Make the TV Movie look good by comparison" Davies. I won't miss you.
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional
Ha ha ha! I was definitely thinking of you when I put those "RTD must go" options on those polls I posted. :)

And yeah, I think we CAN just keep saying it's the badass Decayed Master underneath for as long as we want (why not- he's technically the final incarnation). I wonder if some fans out there have a theory that the whole "fusing with the Watcher" thing means every Doctor since 4 is really Tom Baker! :D
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Arcalian Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Heheh. But seriously, Simm Master WAS Simm Master, not Pratt underneath....until Lucy messed up the ressurection. I think even RTD intended such. I think that's what all the skull effects were for.
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PlanetkillerX Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
You do no tunderstand hate as I do. Why else would I endure such pain!
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional
"At last I shall be the supreme power in the universe- MASTER OF ALL MATTER!"
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PlanetkillerX Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
You Will Give Your Power To Me!!!
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Alan-WK Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
Wow! That is amazing! Great job! The decaying 13th Master (Peter Pratt / Geoffrey Beevers) is one of my favourite incarnations of the Master! This was a renegade Time Lord pushed to the edge! His race for survival had driven him even madder than before and he didn't care who or what he had to destroy in order to live past his 12th regeneration!

"Only hate keeps me alive!"

Great stuff! And he's doing pretty well I'd say! By my counting, the Master that was played by John Simm is his 18th incarnation!
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional
I suppose it is kinda his 18th (based on what we know)! Though I also kinda like to think that at least the Anthony Ainley Master (and debatebly the other "possessed" Masters) are really the Decayed Master underneath (the Big Finish stuff seems to support that at least. Though I do kinda find it hard to believe that's the Decayed Master camping it up in the McGann TV movie...

Also, I've always wondered about whether or not the "Yana" Master was the first incarnation of "Master Vol.2". Some of the dialogue in Last of the Timelords makes me think otherwise. No way to know for sure though- it's like the whole "did McGann or Eccleston fight in the Time War" issue...
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Alan-WK Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Admittedly I haven't listened to any of the Big Finish stuff featuring the Master. I like to think that what happened to him in "The Keeper of Traken" was a regeneration albeit not your typical one.

Regarding Yana...the Time Lords did resurrect him and, presumably, gave him a new regeneration cycle. Arguably you could say that its a totally new body altogether and 'Yana' is in fact incarnation 1B but for the Master his 17th and 'Saxon' as 2b (or 18th).

And regarding the 'was it the 8th or 9th Doctor fighting the Time War?' thing. I think it was the 8th. I can't see a war like that ending in such a devastating way and the Doctor just walking away completely unscathed. Much better to have him sacrificing his 8th life to stop the Daleks. Adds to his trauma.
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional
I like to think it was the 8th too. Some comments RTD has made seem to imply otherwise- which seems goofy to me. It seems reasonable to assume the Doc regenerated into 9 not that long before the events of "Rose"- or he's somehow gone years without looking in a mirror!
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Alan-WK Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
I think its plausible for the newly regenerated 9th Doctor to have not looked at his reflection for however long he was alone before meeting Rose. Remember the newly regenerated 6th Doctor? If Peri hadn't been there to grab a mirror from his coat pocket he also might not have made a point of checking out his new face.
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Red-Jirachi-2 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Time of the Doctor complicating things with Colonel Grumpy Pants: apparently 11 is still 11 because he didn't go by The Doctor during the War. So the 11 unseen incarnations of the Master may not be regarded as Masters, though they are Koschei. My headcanon is that The Monk and the War Lord are both earlier versions of the Master
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Alan-WK Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
I've heard that particular headcanon from other fans but I don't buy in to it. I'm of the humble opinion that the Monk and the War Lord were two entirely different Time Lords and that the Master was busy wasting 12 of his lives attempting to escape from a black hole that the Doctor left him in as chronicled in the Missing Adventure novel "The Dark Path".
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Red-Jirachi-2 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
With the latter, my reasoning is that The Master started as a rip-off as the War Lord, so it's a nice nod if they're the same guy
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Arcalian Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Badass. Faving your stuff left and right here.
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