At the end, when the human Doctor made all Daleks explode by maximizing the power supply, the original Doctor came out and was very angry.

I can see that the Doctor was angry because the human Doctor killed so many living beings without a thought, but he also killed many Daleks before, such as those in the Battle of Canary Wharf in S02S13 Doomsday.

Why he was angry about the actions of the other Doctor?


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In the Battle of Canary Wharf, all of the Daleks and Cybermen were sucked back into the Void, not necessarily killed.

Besides that, the Doctor may not have thought that genocide was necessary at the end of Journey's End, and was possibly disgusted by the fact that a "younger" version of himself would have done that. As he said at the end of that episode, the "younger" Doctor was himself at the end of the Time War: a much more ruthless individual. The Doctor has grown (or would like to think he has) through his travels with Rose.

EDIT: Additionally, at the end of the battle in Journey's End, the Daleks have very much lost. They're helpless, they've been disabled, and the planets were all returned to their proper positions. Genocide wasn't necessary at this point. In the Battle of Canary Wharf, humanity was quite clearly losing until the Daleks and Cybermen were sucked back into the void, making it more justified.

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    Can one be sucked into the void and not die? Commented Sep 22, 2011 at 1:18
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    Daleks never die for some reason.
    – Kalamane
    Commented Sep 22, 2011 at 5:06
  • While it's entirely possible that they would die, I don't believe it's explicitly stated. Commented Sep 22, 2011 at 14:30
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    To be fair, it was still "necessary" or they'd have gone on to wreak havoc. Can't have Daleks kicking about. Commented Dec 13, 2011 at 14:22

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