Which David Tennant Character Are You?

By: Zoe Samuel

Which David Tennant Character Are You?
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About This Quiz

David Tennant popped onto the radar of most of his fans when he appeared as the tenth Doctor on "Doctor Who," but his career doesn't begin there. The actor got his start in the theater, a medium to which he frequently returns, playing leading roles in Shakespeare plays for major companies and venues across the UK. Tennant's immersion in the world of show business created ties that run deep: he is married to Georgia Moffett, the actress who played the sort-of-clone of the Doctor in "The Doctor's Daughter," who is herself the daughter of actor Peter Davison, another actor who once played the Doctor.

David Tennant somehow makes every character he plays likable and relatable, even when they're one of the baddies. His instant rapport with audiences makes his appearances memorable, and the characters he has played become instant favourites in their respective franchises.

While he has found tremendous success on the stage and in television, David Tennant hasn't had a breakthrough role in a feature film. This may be a product of his "type" of actor; Tennant isn't bland enough to play generic heroes or villains, or perhaps the kinds of stories made into films just aren't geared toward his audience or his awesome arsenal of acting skills. Still, we can all see ourselves as one of his roles. Which one do you think you are?

Doctor Tenth 1 What would you do if you could go back in time and warn a loved one of a danger they will face?
Of course I would do it!
I really couldn't, or shouldn't ... or ... I don't know!
I would worry too much that I would cause the bad event.
I would do anything to stop it from happening!

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A key lying on old book What sort of insider knowledge do you have?
I know a lot about the origins of the motorway system.
I know things about the House of Tudor that would make your toes curl.
I know enough poetry to fill a library.
I know how to touch a person's soul with kindness.

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Doctor Tenth 2 What makes you unique?
I suppose I have a unique point of view.
I can see the turn of history.
I'm brilliant!
Nothing, if you ask me. It's everyone else who thinks I'm somehow special.

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Good Omens Do you see yourself as a protagonist or a villain?
Why do you see things in such binary terms?
I try not to think of myself as anything other than the villain. This way I stop myself from becoming one.
I'm no hero, but I am, in my own way, the hero of the story.
A protagonist perhaps, but not a hero

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Thunderstorm Would you risk the wrath of God to do what you feel in your heart is the right thing?
Of course, though I wouldn't put any money on being correct ...
I don't know if there is such a thing as God.
If I must ...
I believe such actions would not offend a just God.

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Jessica Jones - Kilgrave What did you think of Kilgrave from "Jessica Jones"?
He needs to lighten up, don't you think?
He shook the foundations of my soul.
He's a monster.
He made me ill.

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Party with balloons, hats and horns What item would you always bring to a party?
That depends on the decade.
A banana
A mask
A date

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Confident businessman leaning on desk For what do others judge you?
My reputation is a little on the disreputable end of things.
I'm judged on my eccentricities, for good or ill.
My past opinions, loudly stated
My past relationships follow me everywhere I go.

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Smiling couple having tea outdoors What is your relationship status?
I'm in a platonic friendship.
I'm in a long-distance relationship.
I'm in a serious relationship and it's great!
I'm a serial monogamist.

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Family of three Who had the biggest impact on your formative years?
My creator. The household rules were harsh.
My childhood best friend, certainly
My uncle, who bade me to enter my career
My absent parents

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Thoughtful man What frightens you the most?
That all things come to an end one day.
That all things may never come to an end one day.
I am terrified by the thought of exposing my heart and letting it break.
Letting go of my regrets is my worst fear.

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Good Omens 2 How do you retaliate against aggressors?
I find a creative, frightening solution.
I don't believe in retaliation, but a little prank is always good.
I use my stinging tongue and rapier wit.
I charm those closest to them.

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Man praying What is the object of your greatest desire?
I want to live life! I don't make it complicated.
I don't want to be responsible for bad things.
There is someone with whom I have fallen in love.
I desire to settle on an obtainable object of desire!

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Holding hands in comfort How would you comfort someone who had just suffered a terrible tragedy?
I wouldn't.
"I'm sorry. I'm so, so sorry."
I suppose I'd have to run an errand for them.
I would offer them my loyal friendship, always.

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Broadchurch - Alec Hardy & Ellie Miller How would you describe your best friend?
My opposite number
They keep me honest with myself.
They are my best friend in this whole wide world.
The love of my life, though sadly it was not to be.

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Good Omens 3 What complicates your relationship with your greatest antagonist?
I find myself siding with them quite often.
They aren't all bad, but they're certainly no good!
We're in love.
My worst antagonist is myself.

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Worried man There is something inside you that worries you. What is it?
My nature and my desire are at odds.
I know I'm capable of doing the things that scare me.
I worry I might push away the things I love, out of reflex.
I worry that I love the game so much I might keep playing and never actually win.

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Lonely man How comfortable are you on your own?
I'm a bit lonely if I'm honest.
I'm terribly lonely and impulsive on my own.
I'm completely at ease on my own.
I do my best work alone.

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Shaking hand You've met someone who is clearly your equal. What is your response?
Befriend them.
Offer them a chance to travel with me.
Ridicule their intellect.
Seduce them.

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Young man in hat and sunglasses How would you describe your sense of style?
David Bowie didn't take enough risks.
Hipster/rockabilly
Classic
Bohemian

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Jessica Jones - Kilgrave 2 What sort of person bothers you the most?
Fools bother me.
People with rigid, dogmatic views bother me.
Jealous people bother me to no end.
Theocrats bother me the most.

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Doctor Tenth 3 Which of these would you pick as a catch-phrase?
"We're on our own side."
"I don't want to go."
"She speaks poniards, and every word stabs."
"Be the flame, not the moth."

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Typewriter Which of the following authors appeals to your sense of the universe?
Neil Gaiman
Isaac Asimov
William Shakespeare
Niccolo Machiavelli

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Holding a small globe If you could go anywhere, anywhere at all, where would you want to go?
Everywhere!
Home
Where I could listen to nothing but the military drum and fife.
Paris

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Ginger Littlejohn from "Bright Young Things"
Sir Arthur Eddington from "Einstein and Eddington"
Mr. Logan from "The Catherine Tate Show's" "Comic Relief" special
Barty Crouch Junior from "Harry Potter"

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Outstretched Arms with Man in Praise and Worship What do you want more than anything in the world?
Friendship. Real friendship.
I don't want to be alone.
There is one person I see as my intellectual equal, and I love them.
I just want to settle down and have a normal life. Is that too much to ask?

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Rushing Do you feel as though you are out of your time?
I feel as though my moment is passing and it frightens me.
I'm always out of my time.
No, I feel right at home in the moment.
Yes. I yearn for a simpler time.

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Couple relaxing on the sofa at home with their cat Can you imagine leaving your current life behind and settling down?
God, no! Well, maybe not "God" no ...
Only in a parallel universe!
Once I thought I was immune to such diseased thoughts but now I find myself stricken by them!
It's all I've ever wanted.

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Pursuing goal Your struggle may be new or old. How long have you been pursuing your stated goals?
Since the dawn of time
It feels like centuries ...
Only a few days
Most, but not all of my life

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Woman reading in chair Which storytelling medium appeals to you the most?
Streaming television, because it releases the artists from the dogmatic criticisms of the government
Broadcast television, because you can reach so many minds with it
The stage, because it is the most primal medium for storytelling
The written word, because the imagination has no boundaries

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