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Old May 23 2013, 02:52 AM   #125
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Re: One particular SPOILER from The Name of the Doctor

Lonemagpie wrote: View Post
(Since it's been previously established that the Timeys could give out new regen cycles, I've always sort of imagined that the limit has something to do with the number of Timeys- Perhaps there's a race-wide number of regens split between them, which at one point was subdivided into 12 each, but now that there's just the one guy left, he can have them all...)
There was an idea that I want to say originated with Dave Stone that Time Lords could theoretically regenerate forever, and to prevent them from doing so they're educated and mentally conditioned that they can only do it the twelve times so that they believe when they've reached the end they expire.
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