Re: The Official Speculation Thread about John Hurt's "Secret" Doctor.
Obviously The Doctor did what he had to do, but I'd find it weird if he felt zero sympathy for most inhabitants of Gallifrey.
I always felt that secretly, he hated the Time Lords (all of them, not just the ones on the High Council). Yeah he saved them but he saves everybody if he can. That's why the Master sees him as a kindred spirit. That's why he likes humans, we are the exact opposite of Time Lords.
Also by the end of the Time War, how many Time Lords are left. It seems in the "End of Time" that only the High Council survived.
Rassilion addressed thousands of Time Lords in The End Of Time so it's obvious that there were many left by the end of the war.
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