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Old October 8 2012, 01:49 AM   #49
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Re: What exactly is Regeneration like to the Doctor?

The Badger wrote: View Post
The novelization of 'Power Of The Daleks' describes regeneration as an agonizing process that, according to the Doctor, no on one would go through voluntarily. That's not mentioned on screen though. The Master's scream in 'Utopia' suggests it's not a terribly pleasant process.
I think the amount of pain involved depends on circumstances of the regeneration, Romana and the Doctor both went though painless regenerations. Also The Power Of The Daleks was written well after the serial came out, the word regeneration wasn't even used until Planet Of The Spiders.
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