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Published on September 17th, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett

The Evolution of Rory

Arthur Darvill has recently commented on some of the changes that his character Rory Williams has gone through whilst travelling with the Doctor over the past few years.

One such change that has gradually become more and more obvious is Rory’s assertiveness. When he first appeared in The Eleventh Hour, Rory was a timid man who was unable to stand up for himself. One of his first scenes is his dressing down from his boss.

But since he stepped into the TARDIS with his wife, Rory has come leaps and bounds from the shy and quiet man he was.

He’s been killed, guarded Amy whilst she slept for two thousand years, shot at Daleks, ignored Silents as he’s rescued his wife, stood stony faced and resolute in front of an army of Cybermen and rescued Amy from a thirty-six year prison. It’s not only changed him for the better but made his marriage stronger:

“As soon as it’s anything to do with Amy being in danger he’ll just throw himself in straightaway… his relationship with Amy is still the strongest thing in the world. It’s very real and very good and he’s still completely, wildly in love with her.”

Rory Williams AKA The Lone Centurion is not the first man to step aboard the TARDIS and become more than he was but he’s certainly got the best marriage!


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3 Responses to The Evolution of Rory

  1. avatar Rick Lundeen says:

    The Moff has indeed done a great job on Rory. I had a thought, though. what if he’s still actually plastic? He didn’t know originally, stranger things have happened. It wouldn’t surprise me if next year the Doctor showed up in the far future on earth and there’s Rory, having outlived Amy and he joins back up. The Doctor and Rory the Auton traveling through time and space…..

  2. avatar Alasdair Shaw says:

    He’s also questioned the Doctor constantly, right from Series 5. No other companion has had so little faith in the Doctor.

    It came to the fore last week with “You’re turning me into you!” and was nicely highlighted this week.

    I did, however, note that he didn’t have much faith in Amy either…

  3. avatar jasmin says:

    hello my name is jasmin i love doctor who

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