Compassion

Compassion
According to some reports, Compassion is supposed to look like Nicole Kidman, but I think Deborah works as well. Imagine this face, but a constant scowl, and you've got Compassion.
According to some reports, Compassion is supposed to look like Nicole Kidman, but I think Deborah works as well. Imagine this face, but a constant scowl, and you've got Compassion.
Vital statistics
Played by Nobody No-One
Years active 1999 - 2000
Travelled with Eighth Doctor
First story The Blue Angel
Last story The Ancestor Cell
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Fitz Anji Kapoor
Alternatively, just give Gwendoline Christie a gun and some space armour.
>give Gwendoline Christie a gun and some space armour

Compassion is an emotion that autons are incapable of feeling. She's also a companion of the Eighth Doctor from the novels, which are of course the only canon adventures of Eight.

Fits once described her a "a stroppy readhead". Moffat insists he has not read the EDAs.

Character

She used to work for the Faction Paradox...well actually some offshoot low-rent Faction members called the Remote. Basically, the Remote use media signals to control people...like the way a television remote controls TV OH SO META MILESSSSSSSS

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Anyway, the Remote are beaten by a teenager and then Compassion joins with the Doctor because... for fun?

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Okay, I'll stop that now. Anyway, Compassion is noted for being cold, clinical and not compassionate (bravo miles), which contrasted her greatly with both the last companion, who was so moralizing she'd let a dolphin rip her entrails if she thought it would save the environment, and to the Doctor, who often acted the way people think ADD kids act. Instead, Compassion couldn't care less about your puny romantic emotions. She thought like a machine, in a way.

So of course, in their infinite wisdom, the EDA writers turned her into... ah, that would be spoilers, wouldn't it?