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

I can see that the Doctor was angry because the human Doctor killed so many life 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?

  • S02S13 Doomsday: tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Battle_of_Canary_Wharf – rems Sep 21 '11 at 16:56
  • Where did the name battle of canary wharf come from? – lamwaiman1988 Sep 22 '11 at 1:17
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    Canary Wharf is an actual place, so you can see where that name comes from; the name Battle of Canary Wharf was first used by Martha when she was introduced and then again when the Doctor tells Captain Jack about Rose. – waiwai933 Sep 22 '11 at 4:03
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    @gunbuster363: It's a battle, and it took place at Canary Wharf. Do you have a better name for it? – Lightness Races in Orbit Dec 13 '11 at 14:21
  • But did anyone in the episodes mention the place named Canary Wharf? – lamwaiman1988 Dec 13 '11 at 15:22
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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.

  • Can one be sucked into the void and not die? – lamwaiman1988 Sep 22 '11 at 1:18
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    Daleks never die for some reason. – Kalamane Sep 22 '11 at 5:06
  • While it's entirely possible that they would die, I don't believe it's explicitly stated. – Tom Grochowicz Sep 22 '11 at 14:30
  • To be fair, it was still "necessary" or they'd have gone on to wreak havoc. Can't have Daleks kicking about. – Lightness Races in Orbit Dec 13 '11 at 14:22

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