Everyone thinks that Hurt!Doctor (although he’s not a Doctor, so IDK, we call him by the academy nickname of Theta?) is the one who ended the Time War, but we’ve had 9, 10, 11 talk about their actions there. Their owned actions. So, it can’t have been the ending of the Time War that Theta accomplished that stripped him of the name of The Doctor, it has to be something a whole lot worse.
(YOU CAN’T TAKE THE TIME WAR AWAY FROM MY PRECIOUS BABY UNICORN EIGHT, IRON WOOBIE DESTROYER OF SPECIES)
yeah this is the logical assumption (though I’m not really sure I have faith in the show to actually do what is logical). It wouldn’t make sense for his actions in the Time War to be his ~big secret~ because like you said he’s discussed them, he took responsibility for them, and we saw in EOT that it was the right call anyway. So…
Guardian has a Broadchurch quiz and if you score 10/10 it says Congratulations, you’re a high-flying sleuth with an eye for detail and probably would have done a better job than Alec Hardy”
and if you score 0/10 it says “Either you didn’t watch it or weren’t paying attention. Alec Hardy’s going to shout at you and give himself a heart attack”
“What you did say was that I’d have the most fun ever, and you know what? You were right.”
Belle: Escort, hooker, prostitute, whore—I don’t mind what you call me. That’s just semantics.
It’s a Classic Who concept that I can’t really explain because I don’t fully understand myself. Google can help you.
Did I say John Hurt couldn’t be the Valeyard..? I don’t remember if I did? I don’t really object to the idea.
The only idea I particularly object to is the one that’s going around as a rumour about him being the ~secret Time War Doctor~~~~~*~* somewhere between Eight and Nine and blah blah. I don’t think that makes sense and I think it would undermine the whole Time War arc that was so important to Nine and Ten.
I saw someone speculate that John Hurt plays like an alternate offshoot — like if Eight choosing to destroy both the Time Lords and the Daleks in the Time War lead to Eccleston’s Nine, then John Hurt is the result of Eight choosing not to sacrifice the Time Lords for the greater good (thereby being selfish and not ~Doctorly~ I guess). I like that idea. I find it doubtful it will be where Moffat takes it, though.