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The finale of series nine made several alternative suggestions as to who the Hybrid is. It posits Clara and Me as possible Hybrids. On more than one occasion the Doctor claims to be the Hybrid.

However, nothing seems to be definitive. It's all very cloak and dagger, seemingly left up to the viewer's discretion to draw their own conclusions.

Is there a definitive answer in canon as to who the Matrix Prophesies were talking about? Or as to if the Hybrid is even real?

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    Does the Doctor actually claim to be the hybrid, or does he say "the hybrid is Me?" – Daniel Roseman Jan 5 '19 at 23:00
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    He says it at the end of Heaven Sent and also at the end of Hell Bent. "I went too far, I became the Hybrid" or words to that effect. – The Dark Lord Jan 7 '19 at 11:28
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From Doctor Who Magazine issue #504, in the section that allows fans to ask the then showrunner Steven Moffat their questions, he has this to say:

FINLAY WORRALLO asks: Why did the TARDIS dislike Clara?

The TARDIS, being aware of all time simultaneously, was also aware that Clara was the precise motivator that would drive the Doctor to an extreme that was dangerous for all time and space. She knew, that although the Doctor loved her very much, she was bad for him and that the coming of the Hybrid would be the result of their association.

From this, it could be inferred that the association of the Doctor and Clara together form the Hybrid. Time Lords and Humans are both referred to as warrior races in the episode (see the ending dialogue between Me and the Doctor), which would fit the Hybrid's description. The billions of hearts they would break would presumably be the billions that would die if

Clara was kept from dying, her death being a fixed point, and preventing fixed points tears the universe apart (see The Wedding of River Song).

  • I've seen the wiki. Can you provide the original source for this quote. A Doctor-Clara pairing makes no sense so I'd need to see something to back this up for me to accept. – The Dark Lord Jan 7 '19 at 11:27
  • @The Dark Lord I managed to track down the source of the wiki's section on the origin of the Hybrid, hope this helps! Still in inference rather than a definitive "X (or X and Y) is the Hybrid", but I think this is the best answer available with current information. – Ongo Jan 7 '19 at 21:37
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    You could also interpret the billions of hearts as belonging to the billions of instances of the Doctor who died in the confession dial. – AJM-Reinstate-Monica Jan 21 '19 at 12:46
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    @AJM That's a really great spin on it actually, never thought about that! – Ongo Jan 21 '19 at 15:44
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It turns out the hybrid is Ashildr who lives to the end of space time

https://www.quora.com/Doctor-Who-TV-series-Who-is-the-hybrid

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    Could you edit in the relevant information from the link in case it does and any supporting evidence such as quotes? – TheLethalCarrot Mar 25 '19 at 19:40

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