Crazedwraith wrote:The Romulan Republic wrote:Their's some truth to that, but...
I doubt it would have mattered much if the Doctor hadn't removed Harriet Jones, because the Master would have probably just found a way to take over anyway in a season or so. I mean, he's the Master. Kind of out of Harriet's league.
I have actually seen people assume this the other way. That the only way Saxon came to power was because Ten wrecked Harriet Jones' Golden Age early.
I know. And its idiotic.
Of course, you can always speculate as to how a different timeline might have gone wildly differently due to the butterfly effect, but presuming the Master still came to Earth and tried to take over... he's going to pull it off.
But I tend to think you're right. Nine's prediction basically comes with a honking great asterisk mark. "Assuming no other time travellers get involved"
Yep. As the Doctor removing her showed, her "golden age" wasn't a fixed point. Any time traveler could have mucked it up, just like the Doctor did.
Edit: Actually, now that I think about it, the Doctor may have inadvertently saved her life by deposing her. When he removed her from power, he left her alive. The Master might not have been so generous.