Doctor Who: 7 Reasons Why Peter Capaldi's Doctor Shouldn't Be Dark

General consensus says the Doctor should become darker, do these assumptions have any real reasons?

BBCBBCEver since Scottish actor Peter Capaldi was revealed to be the lucky man who had the daunting, but exciting task of taking on the iconic role of the Doctor, everyone's brains went into overdrive. The world began speculating about the possible nature of this new incarnation; What would he be like? Would he have a catchphrase? What character traits would he have? Everyone seemed to think exactly the same thing: he will be dark, mysterious and brooding, but why? Is it just because he has a scary face, or because he is famous for playing the profanity proficient spin doctor Malcolm Tucker? Whatever the reason, everyone appeared to have the dark Doctor theory simultaneously. In light of the events of 'The Day of the Doctor' and the following Christmas special, however, these theories seem to have less justification than first perceived. A recent trailer featured the Doctor asking companion Clara, "Am I a good man?" but why would he be bad, is there any real reason? There's nothing to say that Capaldi's Doctor shouldn't be a bit moody from time to time, and have a similar manner to Hartnell, but should he be dark, or do the next seven reasons show that actually, Capaldi's Doctor should be one of the happiest of them all?

7. The Doctor Can Start Afresh

BBCBBCNot only is our Time Lord a fresh new face to add to the roster of Doctors, he's also the first Doctor in a brand new regeneration cycle. This gives the Doctor the biggest of the new beginnings he's ever had, a chance to have a major renewal, rethink his values and morals. The Doctor has changed his point of view on certain aspects of his life before. For example, after €˜The Eleventh Hour€™ the Doctor mentions the Time War very rarely, in contrast to his two previous incarnations who frequently made reference to this major point in the Doctor€™s life. This contrast between incarnations even earned Tennant€™s Doctor the title €˜The Man Who Regrets€™ and Smith€™s €˜The Man Who Forgets€™. Whether or not the fact that he is on his second regeneration cycle causes problems remains to be seen, however it will definitely be a big moment in the Doctor's life, a sort of comma, a breath (a 'Deep Breath' in fact), a time to look back and forwards on his life. David Tennant€™s first adventure provided the Doctor with an even more gleeful outlook on life, with his more sorrowful and angry side bubbling away in the background. Some of his enemies may not even recognise him any more, giving him the opportunity to leave elements of his past behind and begin anew. Regeneration will have brought him not only a new body to play with, but a new personality, meaning a different view on the world, which could send him two ways, either into the dark or further into the light, but so soon after the dramatic revelation of John Hurt's War Doctor, it would be a strange move to take the Doctor into the dark once again.

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