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my-doctor-who-feels:

So apparently a lot of people are really hating on Danny Pink? I really don’t understand.. Not only is he a more human and complex character than most companions ever were but he is one of the few to call the Doctor out on his tendency to act high and mighty while manipulating others into doing his dirty work. I don’t hate the Doctor, but I certainly think that Danny is even less deserving of hate

I don’t hate Danny Pink, but he isn’t the first to call the Doctor out on what he does. Mickey and Rory have done that. Plus Mickey and Rory had amazing character developments throughout their respective Doctor’s eras so to say he’s the most human and complex characters is a stretch as well. We know barely anything about him and that doesn’t make him complex, more like a stalled character. I think most hate Danny, at least the reason I’m not too fond of him, is that he’s entire purpose is to be a wedge for the Doctor and Clara. He’s an ex-soldier and of course this incarnation of the Doctor hates soldier beyond reason. And Clara is in love with the guy apparently, but we as the audience haven’t seen anything other than forced interactions, a bad date, and a montage of silliness, none of which justify her falling in love with him. There’s still an opportunity to have Danny be more than just “the boyfriend” and truly become a character not defined by Clara.

They didnt say “the first” they said “one of the few” and I dont think not knowing much about his backstory (yet) makes him a less complex character. Complexity and richness of character comes through in his personality; how he has a range of light and dark; the nervous self-conscious mess that gets flustered by a pretty girl and slams his head against a desk when he says something stupid balanced with the no-nonsense, resolute and yes, even stubborn person who knows what he wants out of a relationship and isn’t afraid to ask for total honesty as a condition of letting someone have his heart. He is also extremely protective and willing to put his life on the line for those he loves. Even though he can be an awkward milquetoast he can also be a very brave and courageous hero, and that I think is a pretty good description of a complex character.

Also, you can’t say that the interaction we’ve seen so far doesn’t justify Clara falling in love with him. You said “we the audience” haven’t seen more than what we have been given, but that doesn’t mean that’s all there has been. She and Danny have obviously been together for a long time now (I believe a year elapsed since they met, if Courtney Woods’ parents dialogue was any indication of a time jump) and even though we haven’t seen every nuance of the progress of their relationship they have obviously progressed to a point where they have a routine. They go for morning jogs together and at night they cuddle up on the sofa in each other’s arms. They look extremely comfortable with each other. Just because WE haven’t been given enough time to “fall in love” with Danny Pink (although I absolutely have), doesn’t meant that Clara hasn’t been given enough time.

I think Danny Pink is a solid character, and he could stand on his own without Clara. I definitely don’t look at him and only see “the boyfriend”. But I think that Clara brings out the complexities of his personality, and in turn, he brings out a different side of her as well, one we don’t get to see when she travels with the Doctor. I think they both add something to each other, and that’s a sound foundation for a good relationship, if they can manage a fresh start with total honesty between them.

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my-doctor-who-feels:

So apparently a lot of people are really hating on Danny Pink? I really don’t understand.. Not only is he a more human and complex character than most companions ever were but he is one of the few to call the Doctor out on his tendency to act high and mighty while manipulating others into doing his dirty work. I don’t hate the Doctor, but I certainly think that Danny is even less deserving of hate