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Rory Williams

Rory Arthur Williams — sometimes called Rory Pond — was Amy Pond’s husband. He became a companion of the Eleventh Doctor on the night before their wedding, but he died and was erased from history after being absorbed by the Time Field. Shortly before the Pandorica was opened, Rory reappeared, in a fashion, waited for Amy to come out of the Pandorica for 1,894 years and was restored to normal after the second Big Bang. He went on to marry Amy and resumed travelling with her and the Doctor. During this time, his child, Melody Pond, was born. When the Doctor married River, Rory became his father-in-law. In 2012, he was sent back in time by a Weeping Angel, and was soon followed through time by his wife. He died at age 82 some time before 2012. His gravestone stood in a graveyard in New York.


Rory was humble, loyal, protective, and a bit sarcastic at times. He was timid in his first meeting with the Doctor. He was easily cowed by Dr Ramsden and terrified by the chaos surrounding the Doctor and Prisoner Zero. He still had the presence of mind to record evidence his comatose patients were strolling outside the hospital. He also helped Amy clear the hospital of patients before Prisoner Zero could kill them. (TV: The Eleventh Hour)

Rory also showed significant compassion and empathy. This sometimes put him in danger, as when he sympathized with Jennifer Lucas and when his first instinct was to help the broken, insane Daleks of the Asylum. (TV: The Rebel Flesh, The Almost People, Asylum of the Daleks) He was often found caring for others, sometimes as a nurse, and sometimes just as the TARDIS crew member who stopped to help newcomers acclimate. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship)

Because of how many times that he nearly died, (TV: The Impossible Astronaut, The Curse of the Black Spot, The Doctor’s Wife, The Almost People, A Good Man Goes to War, Let’s Kill Hitler, Night Terrors, The Girl Who Waited, The Wedding of River Song, Asylum of the Daleks), or did die and come back in some way, (TV: Cold Blood, The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang, The Angels Take Manhattan) Rory was overconfident about coming back from death. (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan)

In Venice, Rory was unnerved when the Doctor and Amy wanted to return to the Saturnyn stronghold, yet he grew in bravery. He challenged Francesco to protect Amy. (TV: The Vampires of Venice) When he saw Francesco had attacked a girl, his immediate reaction was to see if she was all right. (TV: The Vampires of Venice) He took a lethal Silurian energy beam meant for the Doctor, albeit pointlessly as the Doctor would have disabled it with the sonic. (TV: Cold Blood)

Rory was stubbornly devoted to Amy. Perhaps the greatest testament to this was his willingness as an Auton to guard Amy in the Pandorica for almost two thousand years. (TV: The Big Bang) He would perform great feats of courage out of love for Amy and go to any length when angry. He destroyed all but one of the Twelfth Cyber Legion’s ships to find where Amy was held captive (TV: A Good Man Goes to War) and as an Auton, punched the Doctor when he was grieving over shooting Amy. (TV: The Big Bang) Although he remained aghast at the risks he was forced to take, his reflexive behavior was heroic. (COMIC: Rory’s Story)

At first, Rory was jealous of Amy’s infatuation with the Doctor and uneasy at her obsession with him when she was little, (TV: The Vampires of Venice,Amy’s Choice) and, unlike her, was completely faithful, not even wanting a stripper at his stag party. (PROSE: The King’s Dragon) However, after the Dream Lord’s challenge, (TV: Amy’s Choice) Rory became more comfortable with the Doctor’s presence in their lives, trying to have civil conversations with him and helping in TARDIS maintenance. (TV: Space/Time) He put up with the occasionally troublesome natures of Amy and the Doctor.

Rory was very loyal to the Doctor, whom he trusted with his life. (TV: The Hungry Earth) He was devastated when it appeared the Doctor was dead (TV;The Impossible Astronaut) and when Idris’ body died; not only were they his friends, he was a nurse and they were his patients. (TV: The Doctor’s Wife)

Rory was a quick learner. When confronted with the necessity of riding a motorcycle for the first time to follow River Song, he sourly noted that it was “one of those days” and did so. (TV: Let’s Kill Hitler) He was one of the few people to not freak out on entering the TARDIS for the first time, remarking he had done some reading on the theory. (TV: The Vampires of Venice) When he was put inside the Teselecta he concluded it was a miniaturization ray simply because they were smaller and it was a ray. (TV: Let’s Kill Hitler)