Re: The Official Speculation Thread about John Hurt's "Secret" Doctor.
Yeah but you also risk alienating the fans by taking a Doctor many had taken to their hearts (in audio format) and then turning him into a monster.
"How dare Moffat ruin the 8th doctor blah blah blah..."
But was he a monster? It would make the character so feckin powerful for the first time in ages, explaining why he committed atrocities to end the war. I'm not saying go to the extent of having him lose the moniker of Doctor but the other Doctor's are clearly disturbed by what happened (although any of the incarnations would've been faced with the same situations would probably have acted the same).
"I'd rather be judged by twelve than carried by six."