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Doctor 8, to end the Time War, must use a 'Time Bomb' to wipe both the Time Lords and the Daleks from history, to save the universe itself from the ravages of their catastrophic transtime conflict. With history itself in danger, the Doctor opts for the only sure way to end the war and it's damages. Utilizing the Matrix and the Sash of Rassilon, the Doctor causes the neccessary tools to manifest.

There is a whole fanfic story here, with Faction Paradox being the secret motive force behind the Time War: giving the Daleks the edge in technology that they need to finally truly threaten the Time Lords. Their aim is to force the Time Lords to utterly erase the Daleks from history, thus violating their own sacred Laws of Time, and unwittingly embracing the Spirits of Paradox. (See Lawrence Miles' excellent Doctor Who novels).

The Doctor finally realizes who is behind it all, and that the only way to stop it all is to erase the Time Lords themselves (thus Faction Paradox, a renegade Time Lord voodoo cult, is never born, the Daleks never get time technology, or even evolve, and the War never happens... as such). The Doctor takes his TARDIS out of Time and Space (ala Logopolis-which is why he still exists, albeit somewhat paradoxically), and causes the Bomb to strategically wipe out the combatants.

Afterwards, stricken with grief and self-doubt about what he has done, the Doctor goes insane and forces himself to regenerate. Doctor 9 takes to the universe to set history on the proper courses, as he knows them. Thus, he appears throughout history, saving the world from threats he knows will come, but circumvents long before they materialize. This is the Doctor which is on the conspiracy theorist's website in the new series premiere episode, 'Rose'.

This is a shorthand of my personal bridge between the Classic and New series of Doctor Who.
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AndrewInColour Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
My theory was that the moment was pretty similar to the power Rose has in The Parting of the Ways. I had the idea that he used it and then hid it and wiped his memory as it would have been pretty much impossible to destroy. 
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Except now it was the true ninth Doctor with Billie Piper in a box down in the ol' barn. Plus two blokes with trainers and a chin.

RIP in whoever bloody knows Faction Paradox.
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Red-Jirachi-2 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Cool. My theory was that the Doctor used a technology akin to that which caused the Time Cracks to end the War. Time Cracks erase things from history, but in a way that's like ripping out part of a tapestry instead of changing the tapestry proper. Since the War was time-locked, he could do this without erasing the universe from history, as the time-lock contained it. He still exists because he's at the epicentre, and the Time Lord history remains because only the events in the time lock were removed from history
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darksporechild Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
8 in pain is so hot. XD I'm a nutter and I know it. Brilliant.

Incidentally, I have my own end-of-Time-War and Regeneration theory fanfic, which is completely devoid of spin-offs since I hadn't heard any audios or read any novels (and I'm still stuck just after Genocide...) It's here if you want to read it: [link] and feel free to art it if you like, or any of my fanfics...er...that sounded commisiony...*pause*...Jelly baby?
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
The composition, perspective and expression are incredible, you can feel his anguish. Not what Rassilon had in mind, was it?
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crutchoffalstaff Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Thanks!
No... well, Who can know the depths of the Wisdom of Rassilon? ... can't he?...
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AJKingston7O7 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Why the skulls?
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crutchoffalstaff Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
hint of voodoo time cult Faction Paradox motif...

well, less a hint than a bludgeon, I suppose...
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AJKingston7O7 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Sorry but, I have no clue what that is. Oh well.
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tangerinewarning Featured By Owner May 22, 2008   Photographer
Brilliant work, fantastic drawing.
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crutchoffalstaff Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Thank You!
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LennieTheFish Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
I have one theory on the Time War. IT'S A LIE!!!
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crutchoffalstaff Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
Personally, I refuse to believe in the trainwreck of a Whoniverse RTD has begotten; so, yes, it is all a lie.
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Phantom-Jaselin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
That is a very interesting idea, and this is a brilliant picture to go along with it. you did a (dare I say it) Fantastic job on this, I love it.

(And hey, have you ever thought of turning it into a Comic? You obviously have the talent for it.)
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crutchoffalstaff Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Well, thank you very much! And for the fave.
I actually have started a comic strip, some time ago, to go along with the story, but it never got beyond very rough sketches in a very crude format in a very dank part of my sketchbook. Perhaps I will return to it sometime.
Thanks for the kind words.
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ladydetemps Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
this has been featured here
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LonelyImmortal Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
The description makes my brain hurt a little (am woefully not up to speed on Classic 'Who), but I love the drawing!

*notes sadly that if he had a TARDIS, he'd use it right now to go back to 1996 and record the Dr. Who movie off of television as it's the only way he'll ever see it...*

My cousin wants a Tennant audio for Christmas, maybe she'll get me a McGann audio! ;)
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crutchoffalstaff Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
Thanks! And thanks for the fave.

Also, I think you will find that the 1996 tv movie is available online *somewhere*. Good luck! ;^)
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crutchoffalstaff Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
Ooh. DevArt on dial-up? I remember those days (last year...). Condolences. Your time will come.
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LonelyImmortal Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
...I got teh dial-up....:(

Oh, but when I get high-speed...WOO HOO! :D
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whiteknightjames Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
wonderfully creative way of bridging things! i am working on a fanfic of my own, in the parallel universe where rose is trapped. i want rose to cross paths with that universe's doctor, and #8 is the one i want to use.
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ladydetemps Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Oh! Oh! *jumps up and down waving hands*
I've written two stories about that if your interested.

Embers:
[link]

and

Firestar
[link]
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whiteknightjames Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
i will check them out! thanks!
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crutchoffalstaff Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Thank you. Yeah, I miss the McGann charms (if you're gonna have "romance" in Dr Who, let's do it more thataway, with more innocent characterization, rather than trite old "will they or won't they?/ did they or didn't they" nastiness). McGann, in his very brief screen time, came off as quite a dashing figure (not a mere underwear model for the anorexic set).
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whiteknightjames Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
see, i can understand that about eccleston (who, for me, will always be the mad commander from "28 Days Later"), but tennant is something else entirely. Now, we might have seen more if eccleston had stayed around, so we will never know. But tennant has brought something else entirely to the character. it's the dark, vengeful side to his character, along with the awful, bone-crushing loneliness he conveys, that makes him magic. the will they/won't they thing? i always had figured that they did, and that is why he was so crushed. and then to not be able to see the love that martha held for him. first, it was tasteful on the writers part to not make the love for rose look trite enough to be immediately forgotten, and second, it gave just a bit more depth to the character. tennant's doctor is very imperfect (referencing the end of "family of blood"), and that is what has made him special.
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ladydetemps Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
I love the atmosphere and the emotion this picture evokes.
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crutchoffalstaff Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Thanks! I really liked the idea of the bright, optimistic McGann Doctor having to get so dark; he wins but he loses.
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ladydetemps Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
The 8th Doctor is my fave and I wish he would get a TV series....but at least I can dream.
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crutchoffalstaff Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
I'm kind of hoping that the supposed 3 specials of the 2009 Who cycle are aimed at a Time War story with, at the very least, McGann flashbacks...

Of course, RTD has said he would never do a TimeWar story, but then he already has much to answer for...
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ladydetemps Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Maybe if (like in the S3 finale) we all wish hard enough. It will happen. lol!
It would be refreshing to have a Doctor who didn't entirely think with his underpants.

And to find out more about the Time War would make most fans 'squee' with delight.
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crutchoffalstaff Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Well, it would certainly create more sub-groups of squee vs. disgruntled fans. It can never be done to satisfy everyone (but if they did it my way....)...;^)
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HarlequinDaniel Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Not enough Faction Paradox stuff on Deviant if you ask me.

Brilliant artwork too!
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crutchoffalstaff Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
Thank you. I would like to see more Faction oriented stuff, also. I would love to see those concepts integrated into the new series, but I don't trust the current regime to find the depth or taste to do it justice...
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HarlequinDaniel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
The Faction is a very "books" idea if you ask me, and the FP books (from Mad Norwegian and now some New Zealand mob) are very good (...of the City of the Saved is brilliant as is Warlords of Utopia).

Mind you, is a NAME check is too much to ask for?
The Doctor mentioning "Faction Paradox" being involved in the War would be excellent.
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crutchoffalstaff Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
I would settle for that (name check). Yeah, the ideas in the Faction stuff are a bit above most TV venues, and the new Who is certainly dug into a trench which is far more psuedo-scientific/fantastic and emo than would ever accomodate any prolonged philosophizing. Also, I think that the current regime is very deliberately avoiding tying themselves into anything from the books, so they can build their own "canon".
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Feurisa Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
Wow... browsing the archives here and all I have to say is wow. This would make a fantastic fic, if I were well enough versed in the whoiverse I would write it in a heartbeat but alas, I am not. Its a gorgeously haunting picture for the story you tell, instant fav.
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crutchoffalstaff Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
Thank you so much for the kind words! And for the Fave!
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TimeladyShayde Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Really cool way of "bridging the gap" as it were. Damn that Faction Paradox. I have to say that I gave up on the books a little while after they were introduced because everything got so bloody complicated and up its own arse. Ho hum. Yay for Big Finish keeping the flame burning.
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crutchoffalstaff Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
Yeah, the books got way indulgent, but they couldn't know that there was more "canon" to come, so I forgive. Actually, there are many aspects of the Cartmel Plan I would love to see initiated in the new series...
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TimeladyShayde Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
It was the same with the Virgin New Adventures. As soon as the series got established the writers all went wild. There's a lot of fanwankery involved in the books because they're all written by fans who grew up with the series in the 70s and all of a sudden they get to play in the toybox. I felt some of the novels were written for those writing them, not for a wider audience. Glorified fan fiction really. I'd just like to see an established chronology for Doctor Eight that people had to stick to, instead of every writer creating their own version of him. Probably not going to happen though.
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OninoSeiryuu Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
Lovely, lovely pose. Love the idea of the fanfic. The poor man ends up in only the darkest situations. If you do, may you tell me where the fic ended up? ((Ah, I'm the person form lj: seiryuuneko)).
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crutchoffalstaff Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
It's still a lonely word file on my computer... as other works crowded it out, and I am not so likely to post prose fic, myself... at the time, I was tired out by the negative commentaries about Eight and his "Canonicity"...

Thanks for the fave! And the Watch!
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OninoSeiryuu Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
Ah. Oh, well. I've seen the word "canon" thrown around mostly in Doctor Who communities, which is rather ironic because I don't think there is anything completely canon. I think something terribly devestating would happen if that ocurred. I don't even think the Master is completely dead, just... in a very perilous situation. Daleks can come back, so can the Master. ((I don't really want it, though. Or rather that I wish he never "died" in the first place)).

Well, you're welcome. Glad to do it.
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iristigerlily Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006
*jaw-drop*

Favoriting. That is brilliant. Poor Eight, but he never really got an eazy life ;)

Where's the fanfic?
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crutchoffalstaff Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006
Thanks for the Fave!

fanfic... uh, churning in my guts... may have to... expel...

8 had such promise, I thought, and the novels are all so hit or miss, IMO...
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iristigerlily Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006
*begs you to write it*

A lot of people don't like Eight, just because his movie was a little low-buget. He was my first exposure to Doctor Who, so he remains one of my favorite Doctors.
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crutchoffalstaff Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006
The TVM has become fashionable to hate, I think, because it is impure Dr Who on several levels. Speaking strictly in terms of McGann's performance, I think it was a shame that it fell foul of those impurities, because I think all the signs were there that he would have been magnificent, dramatically, if allowed to develop in series. And I don't think he has ever been gotten right in the novels, because they had so little to work with... you tempt me... a challenge... where would you suggest I post such a thing (I am not into fanfic, so much, myself...)?
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iristigerlily Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006
I have turned off Fanfiction.net, so you could try whofic.com. I think, if Paul McGann had been able to get his own series, he would have been as popular as Tom Baker.
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tekiclutch Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006
@__@ Fearsome. I don't know if you did this purposely, but the exaggeration of the arm and leg on the right side makes it look really alarming and tense. The expression on eighth Doctor's face is amazing, too. The piece as a whole produces a great sense of anxiety! *favs!*
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crutchoffalstaff Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006
Thanks! Yeah, I did it with grey pens, trying for tone, and discovered that my antiquated photoshop could be coaxed into aiding the effect a bit. go Smudge Tool! mostly I am pleased with the effect. almost makes me wanna write the story... but I think I'll let it simmer...
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