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The Infinite Doctor
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Published: February 20, 2014
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"I've had many faces, many lives.  I don't admit to all of them."

Quite a few (but not all) of the faces the Doctor's worn over the years.  As always, your personal canonicity may vary.  

But let's face it- isn't this more fun than just 12 or 13? ;)

UPDATE: By popular demand, here's a handy key that should clear up most questions: 
The Infinite Doctor- the annotated version! by PaulHanley
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DukeNukem2417's avatar
Methinks you'll need to update the picture again soon.... ;) 
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Y'know, I really wasn't planning on it.  But after the announcement... YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT. :) :) :)
DukeNukem2417's avatar
[misspelled double post.....ignore, please :P ]
Enginyro's avatar
I wonder which of these Doctors would appear in the 100th anniversary?
iac22's avatar
muito bom (very good in english)
Halo257zig's avatar
Halo257zigStudent Digital Artist
do I see Doctor Donna?
FactionParadox's avatar
Alternate universe ones SHOULD count.  I thought that actor Jude Law would have been an interesting choice for an "Alternate Eleven".  I believe that David Warner played an "Alternate Third Doctor" in an audio series.  In a sense, Peter Capaldi IS an "Alternate First Doctor" as The Doctor's own natural prime timeline was altered and THIS version was a reborn NEW Doctor with a new set of regenerations as well.  I felt that Clara not being able to simply answer Yes, when Capaldi's Doctor asked her If he was a good man? indicated that all the former timeline was askew and her splintering in the time-well that was the Doctor's remains after he died had placed her own time-line askew.  Hence her final fate at the end of series 9.  It was fitting and if later it is written in that Clara ( neither alive nor dead ) somehow merges with an alternate Doctor (The TEN clone on the mirror Earth left with Rose) and that is how The Valeyard is born it would be a great premise.  I can only imagine.  Also, River's ghost could have been recovered by the Timelord Download Matrix and SAVED her spirit to be reborn later as with The Master who was reborn as Missy.  Another River Song in another body could be interesting later on.  I have a lot of story ideas.
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"Let's just say there's an infinite number of me momentarily kicking your ass with rhyme."
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Steam-Powered-CyborgHobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG This is splendid man, I love it.
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Amazing artwork. :heart: I addcha. >.>
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DrWhoFan611Hobbyist Writer
Do you mind if I use this for the cover for the Facebook group 'Doctor You'?
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Sure- go ahead! :)
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DrWhoFan611Hobbyist Writer
Yus, thanks!
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DrWhoFan611Hobbyist Writer
Here's the link to the group.
www.facebook.com/groups/174709…
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mcgonnorHobbyist General Artist
Terrific job!
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mcgonnorHobbyist General Artist
Wow, it's even got the Doctors who never got past the casting stage
ginovanta's avatar
Can i ask you something?: do you know the rowan atkinson photo as the doctor you based your illustration on?Where did you find that particular one?The only one i could find on the web was something like 200x200 pixels XD 
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I honestly can't remember- it's been a long time.  I might have just done my best working from a low-rez pic, since it's hard to find high-quality versions of the promo photos they shot for Fatal Death.  Also- I remember the pic was only waist up, so I had to add legs to it.  They DID run a bunch of nice shots of teh cast in issue #278 of Doctor Who Magazine, which came out around the time it was released- but I don't think that particular pic was one of them.
ginovanta's avatar
no,in fact it's not...i found the other small ones on jim broadbent's site
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Yeah, I just did a dig through my image archive- the version I used as ref was just 120x120!  Basically enough to get the general pose and not much else. :D   
ginovanta's avatar
is that one then LOL
akirajay38's avatar
Something always bothered me about the Morbius Doctors. I very much doubt that they are previous incarnations of either the Doctor or Morbius. The Doctor would have known he couldn't beat Morbius without cheating, so Who were the images of? My two going theories are that they are Incarnations of the Doctor's Friend The Corsair, or of Professor Chronotis. Two renegade Time Lords the Doctor admired. One could infer that the two Time Lords were Proto-Doctors. Like how The Shadow is to Batman.  The Doctor tricked Morbius and used images of someone very similar to himself.
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I DEFINITELY don't buy that they're Morbius, that's for sure.  A guy who takes himself that seriously would never wear a top hat. ;)

As far as the Doctor's concerned, I like not knowing- it's a mystery better left unsolved.  Going by other things Neil Gaiman's written about the Corsair, it's probably not him/her.  Chronotis is a fun idea though.  But the idea that it was a lie definitely fits, and I wonder why more fans haven't gone with that, since the general proposal that it's Morbius is preposterous when you watch how the actual scene plays out.  But I like the idea of pre-Hartnell incarnations maybe or maybe not existing.  There's plenty of hints for it in the series- pretty much all of Season 25 and 26, plus the Third Doctor's slip about being thousands (plural!) of years old.  Like "the Caretaker", I think the less we know about where the Doctor really came from (and where he's ultimately going) the better.  It'd be awesome and hilarious if they did some tiny callback to the Morbius Doctors at some point, just to help stir up confusion.  Moff loves to troll the fans so much I could see him going there. ;)
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