Characters: The Doctor.
Written For: Challenge 135: Shameless / Shameful at dw100.
Spoilers: Anything to do with the Time War.
Summary: The Doctor has a heavy burden to carry.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Doctor Who, or the characters.
The Doctor has done many things over his long life that he’s not proud of, but one stands out above all, and the burden of shame and regret is heavy on his shoulders.
If allowed to continue, the Daleks would have destroyed every other race in existence; he couldn’t allow that. He thought of himself as a healer; someone who fixed things, made them better, someone who helped others. He wasn’t a killer, and yet…
To end the Time war, he committed genocide not once but twice, destroying his own people along with the Daleks.
And it didn’t even work.