Doctor Who Series 10: 6 Theories On Who's In The Vault

6. The Real Doctor


Here's an out-of-the-box idea: what if the Doctor we have been watching throughout season ten so far isn't really the Doctor at all? What if the one who is currently parading around the universe with Bill and Nardole is actually an imposter who has locked up the real Doctor in the vault? You know, like Mad-Eye Moody in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Though we don't imagine that the fake Doctor is really David Tennant...

There isn't a lot of evidence for this theory, granted, but it is one possible reading of the events. The Doctor has definitely acted differently around Nardole of late. In The Return of Doctor Mysterio and The Pilot, the Doctor seemed to enjoy having Nardole around as his reliable butler but in recent episodes he has treated him with pretty much contempt. So how about if the thing in the Vault got out and switched places with the Doctor at some point between episodes one and two? That would explain the Doctor's sudden urge to go out and see the universe again.

This twist would recall 2010's The Pandorica Opens, in which another mysterious box said to have a prisoner inside was revealed to be the perfect prison for the Doctor himself. As such, it might come across as a bit cheap to repeat that revelation here. Not to mention how annoying it would be if found out we hadn't been watching the real Doctor all this time.

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