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The One That Ran Away (Doctor Whooves) by MoonlitBrush The One That Ran Away (Doctor Whooves) by MoonlitBrush
Doctor Whooves as a child on Gallopfrey (couldn't figure out what the coloration should be, I assume the first doctor would have had brown hair when he was younger) being initiated into the Academy.

In the tv series the Doctor tells the story of the Master and only mentions himself at the end as an afterthought, implying he's running away but not clarifying if he's running in fear away from something... or towards something that terrifies him.

This version of the doctor can't stand idly by like the other Time Lords while others suffer. He never finishes a book and tears out the last page so he doesn't know the ending. Knowing what is supposed to happen means being unable to change anything, by only seeing suffering in the vortex he has a chance to save everyone in the end.
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Brackets002 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Writer
As much as I love this piece--and I REALLY love this piece--I feel like if this had been the case the Doctor would have been a better student. It was established in Classic Who that ol' Theta Sigma fell squarely into the "brilliant, but lazy" archetype back in the Time Academy, but if he had known that people--or ponies--needed his help I get the feeling he would have been incredibly focused on equipping himself for the task.
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MoonlitBrush Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Though if a time lord is stuck in school for centuries, I think that would explain why he didn't do well. He was driven to become someone who could help, but not someone who follows the rules of the time lords.

Like a person who wants to drive cars for a living, but they move to another country and need to get their high-school graduation certificate if their records have gone missing. Realistically you don't need to know what matrices are in order to drive, but you do need it in order to graduate and be able to drive.

In the Doctors case, he wants to save the universe, yet he has a lot of excess rules to learn, though he probably learned a lot of things he really did need to know. I don't know, I haven't watched much of the original doctor who episodes.
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LoupBlanc10 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
I got goosebumps. It may have been the chill in the wind, but I'm pretty sure it was this. 

It is very attention grabbing and well done. Thank you for this. 
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Blueblurbabe Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Awesome
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FefeFrenchfri Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Writer
Swag.... XDDD
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KtKillerCat Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
I like how you mad e it running "to" not "from".
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RinMitzuki Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
wow!
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Jaycee9325 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my FEEEEEELSSSS
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Aslan1 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Awsome......that's all that can be said.
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DarkHypernova Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
The Doctor became inspired to run away... (and became just a little bit mad in the process)
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MoonlitBrush Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Trying to cover all of the bases I see, given the number of time lords we have seen it would appear they are all mad by human standards. They fly around in spaceships powered by a black hole, probably not the best idea.
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Dakathi666 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Headcannon locked.
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cat-in-the-web Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
awww poor doctor... great headcannon though ^^ definitly accepted X3
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tigreanpony Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Interesting
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ServantPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My screen is leaking epicness. Well done. 
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Sturmlion1 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Eventually he gets a scarf and becomes awesome.
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Centaur71 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Of being a galactic troubleshooter, the one tragic twist you'll find; is remembering all the agony, of the ones you left behind...  :'-(
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SwiftestShadow Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
"Crush Kill Destroy Swag", you went there.
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IDM4 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
was about to say it too xD
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MissDarkAngel1 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice, though I always go a bit darker in these theories in that he saw himself becoming the thing that terrifies him. Perhaps seeing himself in the Time War or as Time Lord Victorious. He does not want to be the thing that destroys, thus why he took the name the Doctor. He wants to heal people, and he goes out to help everyone in order to make sure that side of him never causes harm. Even if he can't stop some of these things from happening, he wants to set a better name for himself, to assure himself he's not a monster. 
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MoonlitBrush Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
My problem with that theory was that the vortex shows absolute concrete points in time, things that cannot be altered. As a time lord he should be aware of that. Under this idea I'm presenting he now has a reason for knowing which points in time cannot be changed, and which can. During the events at Pompeii he knows that history states they all died, yet he's adamant that it can be altered. Either he can sense this, or it is one of the things he hasn't seen through the vortex.

At the same time this implies he's still tormented by what he saw, if after over 1000 years he's still trying to uphold the vows of his 8 year old self.
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MissDarkAngel1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, I see what you're saying. I'm aware of the untempered schism, but not that much. And yeah, that makes sense; if it wasn't seen through the vortex, then what kind of world would be created before them? Afraid of the unknown, of course he can't take any risks. 
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JoeEngland Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is beautiful and well done.  Though personally I still don't agree with the hourglass... I never did get how that supposedly exemplifies any of the Doctor's primary character traits.  But that's my problem, not anyone else's.
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MoonlitBrush Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Remember that he was only named "Doctor Hooves" because of the fandom, and the fandom thought of him because of the hourglass and spiky mane style. When attaching a concept to a pre-existing character there are going to be limitations. I personally like the hourglass as his cutie mark.
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JoeEngland Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
  I know, I know... it's nothing, but I just can't get over it.  It's an obsessive compulsive itch, and I'm well aware that I'm alone on this.

  It's just... cutie marks are supposed to be descriptive, y'know?  An expression not only of a pony's "special gift," but of their personalities and goals.  And of all the things that makes the Doctor unique, his intelligence, his cleverness, his wisdom, his humor, his bravery, his morality, his curiosity, his mystery, his need to be free and explore the wonders of the universe... what does the hourglass represent?  Time?  Time travel?  Guy comes from a whole race of natural time travelers.  It's actually the least unique thing about him!

  Besides, I've been watching the show for years and I don't think I've ever even seen him with an hourglass.  The Doctor's much more of a "clock" kind of guy.
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MoonlitBrush Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Twilight Sparkle has a "magic" cutie mark, which is to say a mark representing a thing all unicorns have. She can do what they all can do, just better.

A time lord with a cutie mark about time implies something similar.

Also I believe that a cutie mark represents the moment when you realize the world lacks something that you can supply. Pinkie Pie, for example, felt that happiness, smiles, and parties were in short supply and decided to do something about it. Fluttershy felt that the little creatures needed a guardian, or somepony to guide them. Applejack felt that there was a place she needed to be, her home. Rarity knew exactly what her fashion was lacking. Rainbow Dash has a gift for racing that ties very closely together with her loyalty, whenever she tries to race without that aspect of herself she doesn't normally reach her potential.

The Doctor is never in one place or time for long, and tends to only show up where he's needed most. The hourglass represents a relationship with time in the same way Twilight is connected with magic itself, and the doctor will never truly rest.
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JoeEngland Featured By Owner Edited Jun 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sure... like I said, I know I'm in a minority here.  But I'll never stop thinking that a real "Doctor" pony would have a different cutie mark.  Every Time Lord could have a timepiece on them, they all share that relationship with time.  He arguably doesn't really carry that connection further than many other members of his race... or, if he does, it's not what defines him.  At least, not to me.  To me, the Doctor deserves something more... "him."  And I've got ideas... but like I said, it's just me.  I know I ain't gonna change hearts and minds.  Not on this subject, anyway.
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dabigman100 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Head-canon approved.
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Rellim80 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Well done. Well-fucking-done. It's damned brilliant.
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Siarnaq21 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gareth... Gareth, Gareth, Gareth....  Who's Gareth again?
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MoonlitBrush Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, try looking up Sally Phelan. I had her name underneath that line just in case but it may have been a bit small.
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Siarnaq21 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OH, YEAH.  That was sad.
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LordKane666 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
wow that was good man liked the mix well done
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GreatTeacherDiCenso Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And thus, out of a call for help across the Void....A Hero was born.
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MoonlitBrush Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Couldn't have phrased it better.
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Supersheep64 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That is one sneaky swag you sneaked in there sneakily.
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MoonlitBrush Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Not every villain he faces in the pony multiverse will be a Cyberpony or Dalek.
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NobleTheory Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Very good idea I really like it :) Great job!
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tsand106 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
I love this, such a clever idea! :D
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aramadon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
I hadn't thought of this.  That IS a cool way to interpret things.
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ChaosDrgon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
What do you mean? That's exactly how they explain it in the show. Unless you mean the cutie mark, but I always assumed he got it here anyway since this is where they found their calling.
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MoonlitBrush Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The way the Doctor implies it is that he's running scared of what he saw, which is supposed to be a chilling revelation. Think about it, the Daleks are scared of the Doctor, and the Doctor, who is over 900 years old, is so afraid of what he saw when he was 8 that he's still running.

It was only while looking in the fridge after watching the episode that I realized there were other ways to read into it. However, drawing humans isn't my strong point, so I had to shelf this idea as headcannon.

In short, this is just a re-interpretation, he says the lines with a bit of fear that suggests the nature of why he is running.
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ChaosDrgon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
I thought he was 'running' from what he did to all the time lords and that's when he actually started running.
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MoonlitBrush Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That happened quite recently. He started truly running with his granddaughter once he had the Tardis which he stole from (frequently stated) a museum. While the time lords generally left him to his own devices (since he didn't follow their laws he was occasionally asked by them to do some work they couldn't touch).

According to him (the more recent doctors) he started running at this point in time, as a child, which might explain some of his intelligence. He probably pulled a Twilight and spent the rest of his childhood on his studies. It would seem he doesn't know how to properly fly the Tardis though, the grinding noises are caused by his lack of skill there, so his focus might have been less about the travel and more about time and the universe itself.
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serPomiz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
you forgot to saing that, up to the punisment to ignoring the laws of time  (second to third regeneration) it is clearly implied that the other timelods regaded the Doctor as an oddball and his action mostly ingored, as they never actually tried to take the TARDIS back, not even after the whole "valeyard situation"
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MoonlitBrush Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Unfortunately I have only seen the recent doctors and the first doctor (to a point). I should get back into that and continue watching the rest. To be honest I think it was the wobbly cages that fall apart (not part of the plot) that got to me.
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ChaosDrgon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
He knows how to fly it. He just isn't capable of doing it by himself. It WAS built to be flown by six people after all. And the grinding noise is because he leaves the parking break on because he thinks its more fun and he likes the noise.
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MidnightSpark23 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Damn good. Love it!
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PayNoHeed Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
I really like this interpretation of the Doctor. Headcanon accepted.
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MorsVincitOmnia Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Yes
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