tryingisgood asked stfu-moffat:
hey guys - i saw someone notice that surely the humans are now killing baby Silence - why didnt Moff think of that. But something that made me realise which idk seems mooorrre troubling…. Surely human children are killing the Silence? Like the Doctor as conivnced kids to kill?????
That makes that whole arc much worse. The Doctor is enouraging all of humanity - even children - to join him in committing genocide and it’s all good because he’s a hero!
I assume Moffat wrote it without thinking about the implications because they are so awful.
Edit: What I find the most horrifying is that the Doctor has so much power to control humans to commit genocide and apparently none of them question him, but instead of that being presented as something terrifying, villainous and basically the plot of the daleks, it’s the how the universe is saved and is heroic and good.
(*Butts in*) About the edit, that makes me think about what to me was one of the most chilling, emotional moments for me in RTD’s era: the scene in Journey’s End where Davros tells the Doctor he’s responsible for turning his companions into murderers:
"The man who abhors violence, never carrying a gun, but this is the truth, Doctor: you take ordinary people and you fashion them into weapons… behold your Children of Time, transformed into murderers. I made the Daleks, Doctor, you made this."
That scene really struck a cord with me, especially in combination with Ten’s face of just utter DO NOT WANT-ness, and to me it’s such a good example of the differences between RTD and Moffat’s view of the Doctor. And really, it also says a lot about their villains - even RTD’s villains called the Doctor out on stuff but no one, not even his companions, calls the Doctor on anything in Moffat’s world.