Also, two thoughts (neither of them new, but I never connected them before) just clicked in my head:
The first thing: Martha is in the Doctor’s role in this episode. Not just that she’s the one saving the day, but TO THE MASTER AS WELL. He puts all his energy into capturing her, defeating her, humiliating her, because he doesn’t want to admit he was ever afraid of her. The Doctor’s spent a year being boring and of no interest to him no matter how hard he prods. It’s incredibly telling that by the end of the year, he’s tormenting the Doctor to try and get at Martha through the people she loves, instead tormenting Martha to get at the Doctor. Martha is the Master’s true archenemy in LotTL, at least for the first three-quarters of it.
The second thing: Mind of Evil. The one thing the Master fears most in the universe is the Doctor laughing in his face.
And when Martha takes on the Doctor’s role, what does she do? THIS GIFSET, YOU GUYS.
The thing about Martha Jones is that she is too clingy, and her feelings were too obvious and annoying. While Rose was more subtle and cute, you wanted her to be with the Doctor. And Martha showed up right after Rose; in my opinion that was too soon, she can’t compare to Rose and that’s a majority of the reason why I don’t like her. To me she was annoying from the start and I just wanted her gone or dead or something.
hhhhmmm she’s clingy and annoying? where is your doctorate in medicine? when is the last time you saved the entire planet all on your own, and stood up against a genocidal maniac that even the doctor himself wasn’t powerful enough to stop?
look, if you want to get all butt hurt aabout rose being gone, take it up witht he man responsible. THE DOCTOR.
it’s not martha’s fault they wre split up and it certainly isn’t martha’s fault the doctor treated her like a third fucking wheel
the doctor NEEDS his companions, he doesn’t necessarily want them. this is important, okay? his companions make him better, without them he is dangerously close to becoming a monster, and martha is not the fucking exception to that rule.
she is SMART as a whip (she’s a FUCKING DOCTOR; a black WOMAN doctor at that, do you know how much SHIT she must have had to put up with from her white male counterparts?!?!), resourceful and most importantly, kind and compassionate. she held the doctor’s hand and offered a steady shoulder when he was drowning in lonliness. and despite his dismissal of her and his blatant racism, she did nothing ever but take care of when when nobody else was stepping up to the fucking plate to help him.
what a selfless, selfless human being.
and so what if she has feelings for the doctor? HE DOESN’T RETURN THEM. and even if he DID, it wouldn’t mean he loves rose ANY LESS. dude is 1100 years old. rose is NOT his first love. he has had MANY loves and he will have many more. his hearts aren’t wells, they won’t run dry.
rose and the doctor were never together ANYWAY and if you ever thought for a moment he was going to keep her around forever then youa re just as naive as rose herself. if he wouldn’t have lost her, he would have dropped her off eventually, just like he did WITH EVERYBODY ELSE, the ENTIRE point of the episode with SARAH JANE SMITH was to show HOW CLOSE HE COULD BE TO SOMEBODY, how they could basically be ROMANTICALLY INVOVLED and he still throws you away like you’re nothing
with rose, you could see it in his EVERY MOVE. int eh way he never told her he loved her, in the way he held her at an arm’s length, in the way he always watched her with guilt etched all over his features when she wasn’t looking
martha was never ANYTHING BUT entirely sympathetic to the doctor’s heartsbreak over rose. she settled into the role of reboung girl with little to no complaint. she looked after him and took care of him because oh yeah martha jones is a MOTHERFUCKING DOCTOR AND THAT IS WHAT. SHE. DOES.
and when she elft him it was because she had a family of her own who needed her more than the doctor fucking did and because she saw this man’s true colors
martha jones, savior of the planet earth, is TOO GOOD for the doctor, and TOO GOOD for you and she is also BETTER THAN YOU
thank you and goodnight, get the fuck out of this tag
Martha my dear, you have always been my inspiration, please be good to me.
I fucking hate Martha
Then why did you reblog a Martha based post?
And fuck you. Martha Jones was the best person ever okay. The Doctor is the best man ever, and she loved him (as all of us would), but he treated her like shit. She then realised that he was doing her more harm than good and decided to leave on her own. That takes some bloody amazing amount of confidence and emotional intelligence. So don’t ever insult Martha Jones again or I’ll come at you like a buzzard, okay?