PREDATOR490 wrote:The Doctor is consistently shown as being inquisitive to the point he gets himself in trouble and reckless in approaching situations.
I see no reason why the rebels on a clandestine mission are going to be telling the unknown stranger Doctor anything. I doubt even the 4th Doctor would have the charisma required to pull that trick off or that he would even be focused on doing so. The Doctor's aversion to fighting and those that fight only makes it less likely an interaction is going to go well.
The Doctor's views on fighting, and people who fight, vary wildly by incarnation and even within the same incarnation. The Twelfth Doctor has worked effectively with UNIT, for example.
Seriously, people are playing up a trait that occasionally appears and treating it as if its the basis of the entire character.
And honestly, some of Rogue One were pretty much just "strange people with mysterious knowledge they picked up on Jedha". Namely the Force-worshiping guy with the staff and his buddy. The Doctor is also good at getting people to spill their guts to him, and the only members of the group who have any real loyalty to the Alliance at this point are Cassian and his droid.
The more logical outcome: The Doctor sees the Star Destroyer, notices the Stormtroopers and oppressive vibe going on and deliberately starts poking his nose into the situation. My opinion of the Doctor is low enough that I would not be surprised if he directly antagonised a group of Stormtroopers and he gets shot and / or arrested. By the time the Doctor figures out the situation the Jedha is already on course for being blasted.
Seriously, why do you hate the Doctor so much?
If its because of Moffat bullshit... well, I sympathize, to a point, but again, 12 has gotten a lot better, or at least a lot less dickish, since his first season. And you also seem to be treating negative aspects of Moffat's tenure as typical of the character/show throughout the entire run.
In any case, of course the Doctor will investigate, but I doubt that he would directly provoke stormtroopers without some idea of how to escape the situation.
And let's be honest- stormtroopers, with the possible exception of the 501st. Legion, have never been portrayed as terribly competent.
IF he manages to get into the TARDIS and escapes that destruction: The Doctor's only course left is pursuing the Death Star
Technologically, the Doctor has the means to wreck the Death Star on a whim but his grandstanding methods will get him killed without the typical plot shields he enjoys.
Again, I think their's a very good chance the Empire would want him alive.
Would be funny if he ends up a prisoner on the Death Star with Leia. Though unless they were somehow aware of him, the Falcon crew would have no reason to try to save him, meaning he might blow up with the Death Star at Yavin.
At his most obnoxious, the Doctor will board the Death Star and allow himself to be brought before Tarkin so he can trade worthless dialogue.
Is Tarkin the kind of person that would have the Doctor shot on the spot without hesitation ?
- I would think so
To be blunt, you seem not to be arguing from the characters' established personalities or motives- more like this is basically just your personal anti-Who hate-fic.
Is the Doctor really going to start blurting out things about the Timelords, being from another universe and time travel to Tarkin ?
- I expect he would and Tarkin may be intrigued to spare his life
Is blurting out that kind of information going to end well for the Doctor ?
- No, the Doctor is going to be getting alone time with interrogation droids until he dies or Tarkin calls for Vader to handle it personally.
Probably, yeah, more or less. Except that its going to take a long time to get all the valuable information the Doctor has, the Doctor has stood up very well to torture before, and he can probably drag things out and string them along for a long
time. Barring a Dark Sider just ripping the information from his brain, but as I recall, the Doctor is a psychic too, to a degree.
Is the Doctor going to survive an encounter with Vader ?
- I seriously doubt this
Is the Doctor going to survive an encounter with Palpatine ?
- This is even less likely
I think he'd actually be worse off facing Vader, potentially.
Palpatine is more powerful, yes. But Palpatine also
likes to, as you put it, grandstand. Whereas its long seemed to me that Vader was much more methodical, cold, and self-disciplined than the typical Dark Sider, very seldom losing control of his emotions. I figure that he basically had the cockiness literally burned out of him on Mustafar, and the lesson stuck.
Palatine would far more likely want to toy with the Doctor and gloat, whereas if Vader decides to kill you, he'll do what he has to to get the job done, and if he talks, it'll likely be a deliberate ploy to intimidate or manipulate you.
At the Doctor's more "cautious" nature: The Doctor ditches the Death Star and follows Director whateverhisnameis to Mustafar for a chat with Vader
Does the Doctor usually seek out the arch villain for conversation, as opposed to just happening to get caught or end up in a confrontation?
And my sense is that when he talks, its usually to stall or obfuscate or negotiate, as opposed to for its own sake. Not that he doesn't enjoy making speeches, but their's often a tactical purpose to one, too, beneath the showboating.
Any interaction between the Doctor and Vader / Palpatine boils down to how the Force works. If the Force magically allows them to detect the Doctor then he is in for a really bad day.
As I said, the only thing that could plausibly stop the Doctor with the TARDIS at Scarif would be a Dark Side Force user sensing him and being in position to stop him.
As above, Vader would probably be the worst possible outcome for him in terms of odds of survival.
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