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The Doctor should not have left Donna.

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Started: 12/8/2013 Category: Entertainment
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DoctorSandwiches

Pro

Since the Doctor part of the DoctorDonna had no regeneration abilities, those abilities must have gone to the Donna part of the Doctor Donna.
SeventhProfessor

Con

Your argument is that since the DoctorDonna can't regenerate, Donna must be able to. However, in the episode it was never specified if the new Doctors had split abilities, or the exact same abilities, but weaker than the original Doctor's.
We also don't know if Donna could survive long enough to regenerate, if she could. While in the Classic series characters could regenerate after death, the new series has stated several times it is an impossibility. Donna's supposed regeneration would be nearly impossible according to recent canon, as there is almost no way she could survive being burned up for long enough to activate a regeneration.
Debate Round No. 1
DoctorSandwiches

Pro

As seen in the first episode of David Tennant, we see that the regeneration abilities of a Timelord is very formidable, with the capabilities of restoring the flesh and bone of a hand to working condition with the remains of his regeneration energy, which had already changed his entire body. This is especially formidable if you understand that his mind was literally burning up with the Time Vortex. If even a small portion of this transferred over to Donna, I have no doubts that she could have easily survived. Donna only had a Timelord intelligence burning her mind up as compared to Nine's time vortex burning up his.
SeventhProfessor

Con

While Tennant was able to gain a new hand after freshly regenerating, that was only because he had freshly regenerated. Let us also remember when almost every Doctor was weak after regeneration. Tennant fell into an almost coma, Smith went kind of crazy, and McGann suffered severe amnesia. While the growth of a hand may have been easy, and taken little to no effort, being in such a weak state and only being part Time Lord would make it extremely hard to regenerate a whole body.

Eccleston did have the Time Vortex in his brain, but his brain is more complex, and capable of containing it for a short time, much longer than a human brain can contain a Time Lord's. Even assuming the ratio is the same, Donna had just gone through a partial regeneration, and was weak before the event occured. Eccleston was in perfect physical and mental health, so wasn't as greatly affected by the Time Vortex as Donna was by the Doctor.
Debate Round No. 2
DoctorSandwiches

Pro

This is assuming that there was no way for Ten to delay, which he easily could have. He never said that blocking her memories was permanent. Quite the opposite, in fact. He said that any stimulus may bring her memories back, and cause her mind to burn. Ten could have blocked her memories until she had become a little stronger and healthier, and then unlocked her memories. Then, while in full health, she could have survived the regeneration.

Thank you for your time.
SeventhProfessor

Con

All of your arguments are based on the assumption that Donna has the ability to regenerate, which as never been shown. Unless you're suggesting the Doctor use a regeneration on her to bring a happy, successful person, back to a dangerous and heart-breaking world. Yes, the Doctor could go back. But how many people would he hurt? It would be wrong and kind of dumb to use what you believe to be your last regeneration on someone to remove them from a happy life, only causing dread and fear in her loved ones.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by DoctorSandwiches 3 years ago
DoctorSandwiches
I knew I was going to lose, and then I didn't, and that is a victory if I ever saw one.
Posted by SeventhProfessor 3 years ago
SeventhProfessor
We tied...
Posted by DoctorSandwiches 3 years ago
DoctorSandwiches
Woohoo I won!
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