There are many naysayers regarding the new character in Season Eight of Doctor Who, Danny Pink. Not helping matters is the colorful last name, nor the fear of changes in dynamic that a new companion can bring after all, sometimes additional companions become third wheel characters, serving little purpose except to annoy. The original series' character Adric serves as an example to both a useful character (as a more innocent, less knowledgeable foil to Tom Baker's Doctor, serving as someone to which the Doctor can explain things) and as a useless appendage (as a wasted character, badly written as companion to Peter Davison's Doctor). Before going any further, every new major character since Patrick Troughton himself (and possibly before) brought worry to fandom, with some people worried that the show would suffer for the addition; that the show got cancelled once has heightened that worry, to the point where it has practically become a tradition for fans to freak out when a new regular character has been introduced. There are at least ten ways this character could fulfil a valuable role in the series, and viewers can be reasonably confident that somebody involved with the show will want to find a way to make this work.