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Questions tagged [regeneration]

Regeneration the action or process of regenerating or being regenerated, in particular the formation of new animal or plant tissue.

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Wouldn't Matt Smith be the 12th Doctor and not the 11th because David Tennant is both 10 and 11?

How is Matt Smith not the 12th Doctor (since David Tennant regenerated first into himself and then into Matt Smith)? Then wouldn't Peter Capaldi be the 13th Doctor? (Because that regeneration was a ...
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Does Cull Obsidian have limb regeneration?

In the initial fight between "the Children of Thanos" and Tony Stark, Dr Strange, David Banner and Wong, Wong opens a portal to a cold, snowy wilderness - presumably somewhere in the Himalayas since ...
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How were the Doctor's regenerations revealed to the public in the past?

I started watching Doctor Who (the 2005 series) sometime during the 12th Doctor's run (and was caught up before it ended), so the regeneration from the 12th to the 13th Doctor was the first one I got ...
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Why wasn't the Second Doctor's regeneration shown on screen?

At the end of The War Games, the Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) was last seen spinning away into the void, crying, "Stop! You're making me giddy!" The next aired episode, Spearhead From Space, at ...
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Will The Doctor deteriorate now that he's past his 12th regeneration? [closed]

Cardinal Rassilon was the one who modified Time Lord DNA to allow regeneration. According to the wiki he also input a parameter of twelve regenerative cycles to avoid decaying biogenic molecules. ...
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Are Time Lords vulnerable or invulnerable during regeneration?

I know that in the episode "The Impossible Astronaut" it's explicitly said that Time Lords are vulnerable during their regeneration, even Melody/River Song saying "Whatever that was, it killed him in ...
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Is regeneration unique to Time Lords or can all Gallifreyans do it?

Obviously Time Lords can regenerate, essentially granting them 13 lives in total. And we know that all Time Lords have this ability. On the other hand, there are numerous references to people on ...
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Can Time Lords Regenerate Into Children?

I've seen many questions addressing when Time Lords can regenerate, and a few on what they regenerate into, but all address adults. There is no question that Time Lords have children - we see both ...
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Examples in Doctor Who of the Doctor acquiring or losing abilities with different regenerations?

I remember Jon Pertwee's third Doctor was portrayed as a martial arts expert - a skill I don't remember any other Doctor displaying. Are there other examples of skills or abilities that seem to have ...
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Could The Doctor's daughter Jenny and Jenny Flint be the same person?

I am not asking If they are because the answer probably is "We don't know". I am curious if there is any evidence against it, or if it is a real option. As the Doctor's daughter, the blond Jenny ...
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How much can regeneration change the Doctor (any timelord)?

We know that Doctor's character is changed with every regeneration, but we don't know where is the borderline. He eats different (sometimes very strange) things. He is in different ages and looks. ...
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Novel with Viking whose limb regenerated and he became immortal

The book was written before science fiction was a true genre - hence my fascination with it and my unremitting requests to borrow it (from someone who is unwilling to lend out books becuaes 'they ...
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How many non-Doctor regenerations have we seen on-screen?

Regeneration in Doctor Who was a device created to explain the recasting of the main character, the Doctor himself. But it's something all Time Lords are capable of, and occasionally we've seen Time ...
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how many incarnations of the master have there been and the confirmed only faces [duplicate]

In Doctor Who they have said the Master has used up regenerations and started stealing bodies but the only Masters we see on screen are How many Masters have we not seen? Are theses the only and ...
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If Wolverine's head was cut off, would it grow back? [duplicate]

The inspiration for my question is from this video, Is this an accurate assumption to make? Edit I think it's apparent that if his head is destroyed in the way depicted, the adamantium skull would ...
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If you cut Deadpool exactly in half, which half would regenerate?

If you cut Deadpool exactly in half, which half would regenerate and grow the rest of his body? Or would both halves regenerate a complete Deadpool? Has this happened in the comics? (I haven't had a ...
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What is the limit of Deadpool's regenerative ability?

Last night I dreamt that I was Deadpool and someone was going to cut out my lungs, and then my heart while I was still alive. This made me wonder, "wow, what did I eat last night that made my mind go ...
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How many times can Capaldi's Doctor regenerate, post-S9E2?

During Doctor Who S9E2, The Witch's Familiar, Capaldi was the first regeneration of a new cycle, but surely this event shook things up. How many more Doctors will we have before Moffat has to get ...
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How could the regeneration effect have changed over time?

(When I say change, I mean in-universe, not because of editing and the time in which it was produced.) For example, the 3rd Doctor's regeneration was a simple fade, and look at regenerations now, ...
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Did the Doctors 13th (plus) regeneration impact River Song

Note: I edited this to improve the quality of the question. Background River Song put her life energy, expended "all of her regenerations" into the 12th Doctor in "Let's kill Hitler", and it was ...
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Doctor Who: Can regenerations be stolen?

I have been trying to find any canon-based answer to the question if and how regenerations could be stolen from a Timelord. We know that the regular 12 CAN be added to because it happened to both The ...
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Why didn't the Doctor know he would regenerate again? [duplicate]

In The Day of the Doctor, all 13 Doctors turn up to help save Gallifrey, and it's assumed that Ten, Eleven, and War have summoned the rest. Given Twelve's presence - a form that Eleven hasn't yet seen ...
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Did the Doctor know that he couldn't regenerate during the events of 'Lets Kill Hitler'?

Having been poisoned by River Song the Doctor enters the TARDIS and has a discussion with the voice interface, while attempting to find ways to survive, The Doctor asks if he should regenerate, to ...
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How does the Doctor keep track of his age? [duplicate]

Throughout the Dr. Who series, the doctors have claimed to be hundreds, even thousands of years old, (the tenth and eleventh both claim to be around 900, but throughout the series, eleven jumps into ...
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When was the phrase “Timey Wimey” first invented by the Doctor?

The phrase "Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey stuff" was first used on TV by the 10th Doctor in the episode "Blink". However, it then appears as if the Doctor had invented this phrase long before that in-...
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Does anyone have a realistic theory to why Wolverine can't regenerate his memory?

I watched the X-men movies and read some of the comics but I couldn't understand how he couldn't just regenerate his brain to get his memories? I thought things associated with his Nervous Systems ...
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What are the “causes of death” of the Doctor?

Each regeneration occurs because of something, like radiation poisoning from the 3rd to the 4th and 10th to the 11th ... or old age as to 11 to new cycle. But, what are the causes of his "death" ? ...
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Can Gallifreyans regenerate their head?

In The Christmas Invasion, The Doctor was within 15 hours of his regeneration cycle, so he was able to regrow his hand after the Sycorax cut it off. If he was decapitated within that period of time, ...
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Immortal Doctor: Can Doctor Who give himself unlimited regenerations?

Keeping within the official Doctor Who canon, is it possible that the Doctor could transfer regeneration energy to his past self an unlimited number of times? Is there any aspect of the Who universe ...
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Why does the War Doctor regenerate?

At the end of "The Day of The Doctor", we see John Hurt's War Doctor step into his TARDIS and start to regenerate into Christopher Eccleston's 9th Doctor. I always thought that Time Lords can only ...
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Why did the Doctor start to regenerate after the events at Lake Silencio? [duplicate]

At the start of season 6, we see the Eleventh Doctor being shot midway through his regeneration, in order to kill him. However, we now know that this incarnation of the Doctor was the last Doctor of ...
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Who exactly is the Valeyard, considering the events of Time of The Doctor?

In the Sixth Doctor serial The Trial of a Time Lord, we encounter the prosecutor, The Valeyard, who later turns out to be "an amalgamation of the Doctor's darker sides from between his twelfth and ...
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How many regenerations does the Doctor have after The Time of the Doctor?

In The Time of the Doctor, the Doctor says that he has a "new regeneration cycle". Does this mean he has another set of 12 regenerations, or just the one?
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Are we sure about the regeneration order of the Doctor?

In The Day of the Doctor, we learn about a new Doctor, aka the "War Doctor", who fit somewhere before the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston). Which raises the question, are we sure about the ...
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Is Wolverine Like a Worm? [duplicate]

I have a few questions about Wolverine's regenerative properties. So I heard that Magneto ripped out Wolverine's metal skeleton. This left Wolverine back to his bone form, so he had his bone claws. ...
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Effect of the Tenth Doctor’s regeneration on the TARDIS

Why was the TARDIS heavily damaged when the Tenth Doctor regenerated, but when the Ninth Doctor regenerated, there was no visible effect? Is it a writing error, or just done for plot-based reasons?
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Why doesn't Hulk's ablilities affect Bruce? [closed]

Why is that the gamma in Hulk not affect Banner? Is it that when epinephrine is released it collides with gamma and create the effects with Hulk and then separate with Banner?
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Was the Second Doctor's “regeneration” actually a regeneration?

I recently saw a mix up of all of the Doctors regeneration scenes. When the second Doctor changes to the third (from Patrick Troughton to Jon Pertwee in "The War Games, Part Ten" (1969)), it is ...
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Regeneration Energy Used for Healing

In The Angels Take Mahattan (S07E05) Has regeneration energy ever been used to heal another Timelord (or anyone else for that matter)? Excluding the time
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Is it true that The Doctor can only regenerate 12 times?

Is it true that The Doctor can only regenerate 12 times? Because if it is, the series won't last much longer. Matt Smith's Doctor is number 11 - that only leaves two more, right?