Doctor Who portrays the ongoing adventures of a quirky time traveler, who poses himself as the savior of the universe, using his witty mind and a teaspoon at hand. But this doesn’t necessitate the fact that the Doctor is one kind person at heart. For all we know, he just might turn out to be completely something else. Sometimes, he will just swoop in to save the day, or sometimes he will just be a total ass to you. That ought not surprise you, for the character has been like that since his inception in the small screen.
Following is a list in which the Doctor has indeed proved himself to be a total bastard, either to his sidekicks or the other characters in the show. It has to be noted that the character of Doctor Who is majorly featured in the TV show, and so we will heavily reference all of the instances from the aforementioned source. If we were to look into the numerous novels and the audio plays and comic books published, the list would just go on to reach at least a 100 of them.
So, as obvious as it is, there will be spoilers in reference to the already aired episodes from the Doctor Who show, as well as the multiple story arcs featured in it. And so, here we go:-
1. Bloodthirsty Bill Hartnell
Within the span of the time period between 1963 and 1964, the story arcs featured in the Doctor Who show, portrayed a man who was mean by nature. I mean the one who would just straight away yell at you, if you were to just trespass on his lawn. But trust me on this, but this incarnation of the Doctor is actually quite violent. With the commencement of his first story arc, he actually attempts to smash the brains of a caveman into a gooey mess with just a rock. With the next story arc focusing on him trying to act as a deterrent to the decade long established peace by the Thals, and convincing them to go on a mass rampage, just so he could retrieve a missing component of the TARDIS. And the same thing was lost due to his selfish schemes. The third story arc focused on him attempting to throw out both Ian and Barbara from the TARDIS during its flight course, which explains his brutal attitude during that era. Though eventually he comes to meet Kublai Khan, who calms him down through the game of backgammon, this doesn’t cease to pardon his past actions.
2. Enjoying His Rivalry with the Master
Now, we go forth to the year of 1971, where the Doctor is trapped within the confines of the Earth with his own platoons of fodder soldiers. But this time, he has in his company another Time Lord, named Master who relished in bloody rampages. Here, we can notice the Doctor actually being delighted in his company. Also, in his constant battle of wits against this man, he in fact, looks towards the camera and exclaims that he looks forward to it after their first adventure. This implies that he indeed relished in the bloodbath of the UNIT soldiers. He then goes on to confine him within the planet Earth, and conceive many methods to let him escape, resulting in the many deaths of the Doctor’s allies. Now, this might seem much better than his monotonous companionship with the Brigadier, don’t you agree?