Who are your top three Doctors?

I have a theory about people’s favourites based on general observation, so I thought I’d put it to the people so we can all thoroughly disagree :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: (as is the favourite hobby of the dr who fan)

Anyway, my theory is this: people are either 3 8 12 people or 2 5 10 people - that is to say, I tend to notice that people who really like 3 also really like 12 and would rank 5 lower on the scale. Obviously this is all anecdotal and not that serious, but I find it interesting how trends occur.

And I’m making it a poll for fun reasons too.

  • One
  • Two
  • Three
  • Four
  • Five
  • Six
  • Seven
  • Eight
  • Nine
  • Ten / Fourteen
  • Eleven
  • Twelve
  • Thirteen
  • Fifteen
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Grouping the Tennant Doctors because if you like Ten, you’re going to like Ten!Three, and also excluding non-numerical Doctors because they’re a separate kind of thing.

I, for the record, am a 3 8 12 person :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: (and my next three would be 9 6 7) (and then 11 1 13) (and…)


For the Classic era: First, Second and Third.

For the Revival: Ninth, Tenth and Twelfth


3, 6 and 12 actually :triumph:
I am a Doctor Who fan and thus vehemently disagree with being placed in this 3, 8 and 12 category. Harrumph :upside_down_face:

Six, Twelve, and Thirteen (also Fugitive). Yes, I do like arrogant, aloof, and pompous characters. How’d you guess?


It’s impossible for me to choose just 3!

Classic Who has to be 8. I know that’s kind of not fair because most of his stuff is on audio, but I don’t think you specified TV?

For revival, I love them all in different ways, but 10, 11, 12 are great. As I can only pick 2 I had to choose 10 & 11 because 12’s first series was disappointing.

I definitely think 15 is going to fast become a favourite of mine, but it’s too early to tell.


Well, if I had to choose under death threats from the Daleks, Cybermen, and the Master simultaneously, I’d pick 2, 7, and 11. So there goes your theory, and I refuse to be categorised by your silly categories :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


I can see 12 is going to be popular but I really don’t get on with his incarnation. But then I would also put 3 and 4 down the bottom of my list - certainly below 1, 8, 6, 7 and 13.

It was so hard for me to choose a top three. If I have to choose then 13, 3, and 2, but 12 is a very close fourth.

Very hard to narrow it down to 3. So like a couple others here I have grouped it by Classic & Nu Who. & done 3 each because why not lol

  • Classic - 4, 5, 3.
  • Nu - 11, 13, 9.

2, 10 and 11. Five is probably pretty low on my list. Interesting theory.

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It really is an impossible choice, I might have chosen 3, 6 and 12 today but tomorrow is a new day. Really there is probably only one or two incarnations I wouldn’t consider putting in a top three - the casting in Doctor Who is generally impeccable :tardis:


I picked 7, 8 and 10.

If I were to break it by Classic and New, it would probably be: 6, 7, 8 and 9, 10, 11. (And a lot of my reasons for picking my Classic choices is because of Big Finish.)

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Well seeing as how you did in fact choose are we to assume that you in fact are in said perilous situation?
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Can I use “pear” instead?

Lord this was a hard one. I’m quite firm on my favourite from each era (12 and 2) but third verall favourite might just be a tie for 3 and 7, and 7 only edges it out because I really like the way that Andrew Cartmel was taking him and I wish we’d seen more!


Well today I am choosing 3, 4, 10.
I love the action of Pertwee, almost Jame Bond like.
Tom Baker. He is the earliest memory of watching Doctor Who with my Mom, plus I love that robot dog K9.
David Tennant is a great actor and loved it that he wanted to do more than one season.

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Nope. Never ever.

12 and 13 share the top spot in different ways for me, and I’ve gotta give 3rd to 10 as my favorite when I first got into the show over 10 years ago

Also to break your theory a bit more, 12 is my favorite and 3 has really yet to click for me

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