Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Freebie!

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Every week there is a different top ten topic.  You can find the list of topics here, both past and upcoming.  This week is a freebie, so I chose:

Top Ten Characters I'd Like To See As The Doctor's Companions:
{And, just to be clear, these would be companions of the Tenth Doctor, mainly because I love how snarky David Tennant is as the Doctor... and if you don't know, I'm referring to the British television show Doctor Who.}

1.  Evie from Paranormalcy - This would be both Evie and Tasie, as I think it would be pretty funny to see her with the doctor.  Plus, she can handle weird.  And when you're with the doctor, nothing is ever normal.  Although I think this would also make her career as his companion pretty short, since she kind of craves normal.  And Evie is one of the few that I think I would actually prefer to see as the Eleventh Doctor's companion.

2.  Hermione Granger from Harry Potter - Like the Doctor, Hermione is usually opposed to violence.  She's smart, and would be able to keep up with the Doctor; she would probably be one of his companions that sometimes answers the riddle before he does.  Since Hermione lives in the wizarding world, she would be able to handle all the weird that came at her each time she stepped out of the TARDIS.  Since she's muggle born, she could also handle weird and look casual doing it.

3.  Carlisle from Twilight - The only man on my list, and the reason for that is very simple: Carlisle is good.  Deep down to his very core, he is good.  All those episodes where the Doctor sacrifices his own happiness for the sake of his companion {even when that means erasing his companion's memory or allowing her to leave him}, I can see the other doctor {Cullen} being the exact same way.  However, just like the Doctor, Carlisle will fight is it comes down to it.  But, just like the Doctor, he wants minimal casualties and as many people turned to good as possible.

4.  Sookie Stackhouse of the Sookie Stackhouse series - Sookie would kind of be like the Doctor's new Rose {if you don't know who Rose is, I'm begging you, please watch the show.  Its on Netflix!}.  She's smart, but not too incredibly brainy.  She's blonde.  She's sarcastic.  She's fun.  And she's learned how to kick a little tail since meeting up with vampires and were-creatures of all kinds in her small town of Bon Temps.

5.  Mina Harper from Dracula - Have you read Dracula?  Its been almost 10 years since the last time I did, but I remember her doing very well with weird.  And I'd love to see one of the Doctor's companions come from another time then the present.

6.  Mandy from the Mandy Series - This one is kind of more for kicks and giggles than anything else.  She would probably have to only travel through time with the Doctor.  No distant worlds and planets for this girl.  While she's a great detective, I don't think she'd be able to handle weird that well.

7.  Alyss from the Looking Glass Wars - This girl is imaginative.  And to be the Doctor's companion you have to have imagination, or your dead {also, if you blink you're dead... and if you don't get that, you must watch Doctor Who}.  I could also see Alyss being the Eleventh Doctor's companion as well as the Tenth.

8.  Gemma Doyle from the Gemma Doyle trilogy - This girl can handle weird.  And she's smart.  Two huge qualities for a companion of the Doctor.

9.  Valerie from Red Riding Hood - Okay, I know I had good reasons for picking her when I did.  I know one of them is that she's smart.  And, again, not from modern day anywhere, which is another thing I'd like to see occur more for the Doctor.  And she can kind of take care of herself, but she does occasionally need a man to rely upon.

10.  Finley Jane from The Steampunk Chronicles - This girl can take care of herself.  And she's be handy to fight off the big things like Cybermen {who seem to keep getting wiped out and magically coming back}.  I don't recall her being too terribly brainy, which is okay, because the Doctor is a very smart man {as a 900-year-old time traveler, he ought to be}.

Well, guys, that's my list!  I'm so glad this week was a freebie and I was able to expose some of you to my nerdy love for Doctor Who {again}.  I'd love to read your TTT, so please leave a link for me to check it out when you comment {because I adore comments!}.


Angela said...

This is a great list! Thanks for coming by to check out my Top Ten :)
Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog

Keri said...

Okay, this is awesome. I admit I haven't read many of the characters on this list but I love the idea of Hermione and (even though I've only read the prequel) Finley Jayne. Epic idea for a Top Ten list. You've got the literary Whovian in me thinking.

Madigan McGillicuddy said...

omg, swoon!
This is the most genius list ever! I love Doctor Who! And I've read (and loved) nearly all the books/characters mentioned in your list.

Anonymous said...

Yep, six kinds of awesome just in your subject heading - will be thinking of this for the next freebie Tuesday!!

Also love your selection of Finley Jane as she's on my list too… I think she's a fabulous character!

What a great list - well done, you!