“Trust Me, I’m the Doctor”

What is it about the Doctor that makes people trust him so quickly? Usually it takes time to build trust, but when people meet the Doctor, they trust him right away. It’s not like he wears a uniform that signifies he is one of the good guys. I think it would be a lot easier to trust him if he was wearing something like this…

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       It is easy to trust someone wearing a stethoscope and a lab coat because it means that he or she has a medical degree. (Unless it is Halloween. If it is Halloween, don’t trust someone just because they dress like this.) It is harder for me to trust someone who looks like this…3D glasses(http://i0.wp.com/www.kasterborous.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/2013/08/20130819-071915.jpg)

       And says things like this…wibbly


       So why do people on the show seem to trust him almost instantly? What makes girls like Rose and Martha leave their homes, their jobs, and their families, to travel with this slightly crazy man in a blue box? Why are they so willing to risk their lives for someone they barely even know?

I think the answer has something to do with adventure. Rose clearly wanted more out of her life, and she thought she could get it by travelling with the Doctor. She didn’t think about the risks, she just went. In the episode where Rose meets Sarah Jane, I find it hard to believe that she had never thought about the other companions the Doctor previously had, or about what will happen to her in the future. Does she really think that she will travel with the Doctor for the rest of her life?

Honestly, I don’t think she ever stopped to think about it. Rose loved the Doctor, and he became her whole world. She didn’t think about practical things (like the Doctor being a Time Lord and the whole process of regeneration). All she thought about was what was right in front of her. Rose lived in the moment, and she was carried away by the charm and adventure of life with the Doctor. I guess when you think about it, it’s hard to blame her.



2 thoughts on ““Trust Me, I’m the Doctor””

  1. I agree! I’ve always wondered why people listen to the Doctor instantly. Maybe it’s the way he approaches situations or the way he can persuade. Either way, I’ve noticed that every Doctor has that same persona. No matter the situation, the Doctor will always find a way to solve a problem. I’m curious to see if there is ever a time where no one listens to the Doctor or if the Doctor is ever completely wrong. That would be an interesting plot twist, wouldn’t it?


  2. You bring up a really interesting point! I had never thought about this before. These people who have never met the Doctor are leaving their lives to travel through space with a strange man. It is a bit hard to believe. I do agree that is has a lot to do with the Doctor’s charm and personality. He makes it easy for his companions to conform to a new lifestyle, and the constant adventures help as well!


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