Final regenerations of the Doctor

Many people refuse to believe that Timelords only have 12 regenerations, thus meaning 13 bodies.

Most people think that we are on the 10th Doctor at the minute and that was true until the last episode of season 4. The Doctor did techniquely regenerate but finished the process by transferring the rest of the energy into his old hand. This means that David Tennant is actually the 10th/11th doctor. This means he only has 2 more regenerations left, as we know - after the specials in 2009 David will be leaving and Matt Smith will be replacing him, this means the 12th doctor will be from 2010 onwards. This leaves only 1 regeneration left for the doctor.


I can't remember the link right now that proves the 12 regenerations but a reference to it is made in the most recent Christmas episode. I can say without ruining it that the current doctor asks the Doctor from the trailer (not ruining story) whether he's the next or the next doctor. Only saying it twice.


I know this isn't much proof as I can't remember the quite exactly but those of you who have watched it will know what I mean. I will try and find my source proving the 12 regenerations again so I can prove it properly.


I would like to know peoples opinions on this matter. What do you think they will do to continue Doctor Who after he runs out of regenerations.



UPDATE: I havn't found the website I found it on but I have even better, in a episode of Doctor Who itself. You will find it in the Doctor Who (1963) page. Season 20. In 'Mawdryn Undead' Peter Davidson says that he has 12 regenerations and has already used 4. ( Peter Davidson was 5th body of the Doctor of course)

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Jan 4, 2009 1:10AM EST

My own personal opinion by the way, I think he/someone else will manage to give him an extra 12 regenerations like the Timelords did with their leader when he ran out.

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Jan 4, 2009 1:36AM EST

The Master got a new set way back when, too. And there's always the possibilities that the limitation on regenerations was an administrative ruling, to prevent the Time Lords from being careless with their various bodies. Now that the Doctor is the only Time Lord left, it's entirely possible that he could regenerate indefinitely.

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Jan 4, 2009 1:44AM EST

Now there isn't a Time Lord high council to agree to give the Doctor more regenerations + if it was an administrative ruling I'm sure there must of been some sort of machine or something that allows the Doctor to regenerate more then 12 times, something that re writes a tiny part of his biology like in season 3 of the new Doctor Who's. Without the Time Lords I doubt he would have access to a machine like that. Unless he uses the same thing he used in season 3 to re write it himself.

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Jan 4, 2009 3:44PM EST

it says somewere on Dr who lore that it is said that they only have 13 regenerations to give them a limit of life, but it is only a stated length and without the other timelords there is noone left to limit his regenerations.

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Jan 5, 2009 4:09AM EST

The one at the end of season four doesn't count because if you watch, it says that he used the energy of the regeneration to heal himself and after that he didn't need to regenerate. So he sent the remaining energy to his hand.

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Jan 5, 2009 5:18PM EST

Thats more like it.

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Jan 5, 2009 6:53PM EST

"I can't remember the link right now that proves the 12 regenerations but a reference to it is made in the most recent Christmas episode. I can say without ruining it that the current doctor asks the Doctor from the trailer (not ruining story) whether he's the next or the next doctor. Only saying it twice."
I know that it's not exact but watch the episode and you'll know which bit I mean.

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