"I'm beginning to wish I'd never started this..."
The Seventh Doctor --
The personality of Sylvester McCoys Doctor during his first season was a cartoon
version of the Second Doctor. Silly and sillier.
However, with the beginning of his second season as the Doctor, McCoy found a new side
to the Doctor -- a dark side. The Doctor became a manipulator, setting up villains at time
and place of his choosing so he could defeat them, or using his companions as a tool to
get the edge on the enemy.
Was this really the Doctor? Now there were hints that the Doctor wasnt who we
thought he was...or maybe more than we thought he was. The Doctor had become an
emigma: a mystery wrapped in a riddle.
The dark side of the Doctor was explored further in the New Adventure novels as
was his relationship with his companion Ace. Its ironic. The Doctor that started out
the thinnest personality, is the one that has been most fully explored and developed.
Sadly, most of this development took place without the benefit of Sylvester McCoys
performance. Who knows what that would have been like.