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Old December 9 2013, 04:16 PM   #29
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Re: A thought on regenerations (spoilers for "Night/Day of the Doctor"

Starkers wrote: View Post
^That's true I guess, though it doesn't explain why the Doctor doesn't keep trying new bodies till he gets a ginger one
Except that Romana was better at a lot of things than the Doctor was. Some Time Lords may have enough self-control or training of the right kind to be able to guide their regenerations, whereas for the Doctor it's pure trial and error. Maybe that's because he fled Gallifrey before he'd ever regenerated, and so he never had occasion to learn. (Although it's generally assumed, given Romana's young age, that she'd never regenerated before either. So that wouldn't really explain it.)
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