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You might of heard by now that Peter Capaldi has announced that he will be leaving the hit programme Doctor Who after Series 10. Capaldi admits:

"I want to move on to other challenges but there’s never been something that’s more special to me."

Admittedly, when I heard had been cast as the role of the Twelfth Doctor, I was unconvinced that it would work. However, as Series 8 went on, I warmed more and more to the Twelfth Doctor and his companionship and friendship with Clara Oswald (played by Jenna Coleman).

To commemorate Peter Capaldi's performance as the Twelfth Doctor, here are his top 10 memorable moments:

10. You Look At Me And You Can't See Me — 'Deep Breath'

It was this scene that I felt really summed up the thought process of not only the companions that experience the Doctor's regeneration, but also the Doctor himself. I think as an audience, we don't really consider the difficulty the Doctor faces when it comes to gaining a new identity.

9. Being Scared Is A Superpower — 'Listen'

I absolutely loved the concept of this episode. At some point in our lives, we have all feared that there may be something underneath the bed in the dark. And it appears, The Doctor was too, which makes him more humane and relatable for us viewers.

8. She's My Carer — 'Into The Dalek'

Throughout Series 8–9, I really loved the relationship that developed between The Doctor and Clara. I loved their banter, and how well they bounced off one another. And for me, this scene is a prime example of that.

7. The Doctor's Guitar Entrance — 'The Magicians Apprentice'

It was the opening of Series 9 that really set the bar high and revealed a side to the Doctor that we've not seen before. Those that are Peter Capaldi fans will be aware that in his younger days he was apart of a punk-rock band named The Dreamboys. "The Magician's Apprentice" really allowed Capaldi to channel his inner student with that unexpected guitar solo.

6. Anyone For Dodgems? — 'The Witches Familiar'

I mean who would have thought it — The Doctor in Davros's chair. Pure brilliance.

5. Am I A Good Man? — 'Into The Dalek'

I think the writers did very well to incorporate the softer side of The Doctor with Capaldi's Doctor. This scene, and The Doctor's question about whether he is a good man, feeds into our insecurities as human beings. Often, we'll wonder whether an action we made was the right one, or whether it was out of kindness, and we'll often wonder whether we're a good person/friend/parent. This scene does well to highlight that.

4. Four And A Half Billion Years — 'Hell Bent'

Clara's death really hit The Doctor hard. His desperation to get her back was highlighted in his solo episode "Heaven Sent." I found this scene very moving, and it really captures how seriously The Doctor takes his 'duty of care' over his companions.

3. Saying Goodbye To Clara — 'Face The Raven'

I think it's safe to say that Clara's death is up there with Rose Tyler and 'Doomsday'.

It's here that the roles switch between companion and Doctor. Although about to face her death, Clara is the strong one. The Doctor, on the other hand, is desperate not to lose his friend. It is here we see the vulnerable side to The Doctor

"Never trust a hug. It's just a way to hide your face."

2. Clara's Betrayal — 'Dark Water'

It is this scene where one of my favorite quotes was delivered:

"Do you think I care for you so little that betraying me would make a difference?"

This scene shows us that everyone messes up, and everyone does things out of an impulse and that they will regret. However, it's important to recognize that and not hold a grudge. The Doctor teaches us this lesson.

1. The Anti-War Speech — 'The Zygon Inversion'

Last but not least, my number one scene from The Twelfth Doctor: The Doctor's anti-war speech. His speech is so powerful and timeless and so identifiable to both the present and the past. The Doctor picks at the logic behind those that strive against world peace.

"What will you do with the people like you? The troublemakers. How are you going to protect your glorious revolution from the next one?"

So there you have it. The top ten memorable moments from the Twelfth Doctor.

Which moment is your favorite, or do you have another?


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