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Amy Pond


Amelia Jessica “Amy” Pond – sometimes styled Amelia Williams after her marriage – was the first companion of the Doctor in his eleventh incarnation. She was the girlfriend and later wife of nurse Rory Williams, and the mother of Melody Pond, who later became known as River Song. Amy died aged 87 at some point prior to 2012 after allowing a Weeping Angel to send her back in time, hoping to be reunited with her husband. She was buried beside Rory in a graveyard in New York.


Profile


Amy was adventurous and reckless, with a dry wit and a stubborn streak. She had a difficult childhood being an orphan raised by her aunt. Her parents had been wiped from existence by the Time Field in her childhood bedroom. She felt abandoned by the Doctor. She was rarely open with her feelings and often mistrustful and wary. She held people she cared for at arm’s length, as she did in her early relationship with Rory (TV: Let’s Kill Hitler, The Eleventh Hour, The Vampires of Venice) and the Doctor when he returned. (TV: The Eleventh Hour) Amy had jokes made about her Scottish heritage by mostly the Doctor and Rory, (TV: The Eleventh Hour, A Good Man Goes to War, Let’s Kill Hitler) or even herself. (TV: The Beast Below, Victory of the Daleks, Asylum of the Daleks)

As a child, Amelia was stoic and able to care for herself. She prayed to Santa Claus for help with the crack in her wall and was unsurprised to meet the Doctor. She lusted for the adventure of travel with him. When he did not return, she grew into a cynical and aggressive young woman. (TV: The Eleventh Hour)

Amy was often flippant in the face of danger, (TV: Asylum of the Daleks) with the exception of her traumatic experience in the forest aboard the Byzantium. (TV: Flesh and Stone) She traded barbs with Rosanna Calvierri when facing a forcible blood replacement (TV: The Vampires of Venice) and cracked jokes while confronting apparent doom on the TARDIS. (TV: Amy’s Choice)

Amy was also very flirtatious. In Leadworth, she worked as a kissogram. She was attracted to the Doctor, (TV: The Eleventh Hour) Vincent van Gogh (TV:Vincent and the Doctor) and the Roman soldiers at Stonehenge. (TV: The Pandorica Opens) She once tried to seduce the Doctor. (TV: Flesh and Stone) Rory claimed she only passed her driving test on her first go because of a revealing skirt. (TV: Space) She had no problem being naked in front of the Doctor after a mutation into a butterfly-woman was reversed. (COMIC: Supernature)

Amy was troubled and lonely. She was often left alone by her aunt Sharon, who refused to deal with her fear of the crack in her wall. After meeting the Doctor, she was obsessed with her “Raggedy Doctor” and refused to believe he was imaginary, biting psychiatrists when they tried to convince her otherwise. Mels, a school troublemaker, her close friend and daughter, once pointed out she often misbehaved in school. Despite this, she was a protective, maternal figure for Mels, leading her — while regenerating into River Song after being revealed as Melody Pond — to remark, “You got to raise me after all.” (TV: Let’s Kill Hitler)

Although she seemed dismissive of Rory early on, Amy eventually began to respect him. Amy grew to love her husband, Rory, passionately and called the Doctor her best friend. (TV: Day of the Moon) She felt he could fix anything. (TV: The God Complex) Despite her tough exterior, Amy could not always hide her emotions and was devastated when faced with the loss of loved ones such as Rory, Melody, (TV: The Vampires of Venice) the Doctor and Vincent van Gogh. (TV: Vincent and the Doctor) She broke down in tears when the Doctor left her on Earth with Rory. (TV: The God Complex) Once she discovered that something done to her at Demons Run made her sterile and unable to give birth to any more children, Amy tried forcing Rory out of her life to give him a better chance at having children with someone else. (TV: Asylum of the Daleks)

In her time on the TARDIS, Amy was heroic, saving the lives of the Doctor, Rory, River and others. She was willing to remain in the clutches of enemies to let her friends escape. (TV: The Time of Angels, Day of the Moon) Her mind, altered by her growing up with a crack in space and time in her bedroom wall, restored erased beings to the universe (TV: The Big Bang) using only her memories. She knew time could be rewritten and hoped there was a way to rewrite it to avoid the Doctor’s death. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut, The Wedding of River Song). She could remember alternate timelines. (TV: The Wedding of River Song, Night and the Doctor: Good Night)

Amy showed a ruthless streak. In an alternate timeline, Madame Kovarian was being killed by her eye drive and had gotten it most of the way off; she asked Amy to help her because it was what the Doctor would do. Amy said, “He’s not here”, and put Kovarian’s eye drive back on, killing her for having stolen her baby from her. She was conflicted about this later. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)

Amy’s worst fear was being “the girl who waited”, which stemmed from her childhood of waiting for the Doctor to take her with him in the TARDIS. This fear continued into her adulthood when she became worried about a day where the Doctor might disappear from her life forever, and she would continue to spend her life waiting for a return that would never come.(TV: The God Complex, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship)

During her adventure aboard the Silurian Ark, Amy told the Doctor that she had quit her recent job. She admitted that she could not settle down because she was always listening for the TARDIS to materialize nearby to take her and Rory away. (TV: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship)


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