Rose Tyler in 2.12 ~ Army of Ghosts
Alec Lightwood + characteristics
A huge metal circular structure like a dish, like a wheel, radial, close to where we’re standing, it must be completely invisible
There’s ONE rule of all time travel fiction: Don’t muck about in your own time-stream. Of course this is the one rule Moffat has to break all the time. He thinks he’s so great that he’s above the rules. He doesn’t understand the real reason for that rule though. It’s not to keep the plot from getting screwed up or to limit the imagination. It’s got nothing to do with plot or characterization.
It’s a rule that exists for your audience’s benefit. Without that rule, there is no emotional or narrative investment in your story. Any angst or problem or development that you want the reader/viewer to identify with or feel for the character about won’t hit home. They can’t suspend their disbelief. They know that there is always the possibility of going back and magic wanding it out of existence. They don’t trust the author not to do that, so there’s no investment in any conflict that the author creates.
Without Rule One of Time Travel, who cares?
Aliens of London/World War Three