I’ve come to the conclusion that Peter Capaldi is like a Pokemon. Hear me out.

Your first stage is rife with potential. More cute than powerful, but you know that with the right training and enough perseverance, they can grow into something powerful. Some day…

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The second stage, your intermediate stage, is a coin toss. Sometimes super cool, sometimes a bit awkward, but it’s a vital era. Tends to maintain a bit of the cute from the first stage, but is shaping into a more refined design. Quite good at this step, but there’s still untapped potential…

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Then you get to your third and final stage, where all that time and effort has culminated into something great. Maybe it took longer than expected, but it’s paid off in spades. Typically has reached a certain apex of design refinement while still maintaining the charm of that starter from so long ago.

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…So going by this logic, that would make the Doctor his Mega Evolution.

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