Is it possible that Rasilon's glove from Doctor Who is connected to the life giving glove from Torchwood? The glove in Torchwood was said to have fallen through time and when it was destroyed, it said "something about gloves, they always come in pairs" and it appeared that Rasilon only had one glove. And if the glove could have fallen through the time lock to appear on Torchwood's front door, is it possible that the timelords could come back through that same path?

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    They did find the second glove though - and destroyed it. Also, it really isn't very similar to Rassilon's - just the fact that it seems to be metallic.
    – Saturn
    Mar 11, 2013 at 1:18

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The gauntlets are unrelated.

Torchwood both encountered and destroyed both a right and left-handed gauntlet.


The resurrection gauntlet


Rassilon wielding his gauntlet

Also, they are different styles. Note that the Resurrection gauntlets are very simple in terms of style.

The resurrection gauntlet prop

Rassilion's gauntlet, on the other hand, has some extra rivets and curves along the edge of the wrist guard. Finger articulation is also very different.

Rassilon wielding his gauntlet


Gauntlet prop



I think they are connected. The gloves are very similar and appear to be made of the same metal. The gloves torchwood 3 found and rassilon's glove might have both been made by timelords. Rasslon's gauntlet brought death whereas the torchwood gloves could bring life (the second bringing undeath but I think that's because death manifested himself, if death hadn't owen would probably have died and it would have been exactly the same as the other one) as if the torchwood gloves were opposites of rassilon's. Perhaps the time lords made rassilon's glove by order but made an opposite to balance the power; after all, the gloves are extremely powerful! Who else could find the secrets of life it's-self if not the time lords? they can study regeneration to create something that could mean they don't have to change! But the time lords never did agree with change so they may have threw the gloves into the untempered schism. It does seem like a time lord thing to do rather then destroying it! so basically, yes I think they are both made by time lords using metals only found on gallifrey and the "Life knife" was made by time lords too. Suzie was working on the glove but I think she was just sharpening/altering it as she had used it before then.

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    This is basically fan-fiction and doesn't really address the question in any meaningful way.
    – Valorum
    May 24, 2014 at 19:43

I think that the Torchwood Gloves may have originated from Galifrey. Rassilon's Gauntlet and the Torchwood Gloves may have come from a collection of Gloves originating on Galifrey.

In Torchwood it was also stated that it was likely that the glove originated from another dimensions or a parallel universe. The Time war supposedly placed Galifrey in a timelock but after the events of the 50th it is possible that the Glove came from the same pocket universe.

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    Are you basing this on any sources from the show, novels or additional material? Because right now it appears to be wild speculation only, based on nothing but "it is possible". Apr 21, 2014 at 7:01
  • @AvnerShahar-Kashtan - I see no evidence that there's anything other than speculation here. The Resurrection gloves don't have any Galifreyan writing on them, nor are they anything more than superficially similar.
    – Valorum
    Apr 21, 2014 at 9:33

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