Amelia Pond

Amelia as in The Eleventh Hour
Amelia as in The Eleventh Hour

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Played by
Catlin Blackwood
Tenure 2010-2013
First appearanceThe Eleventh Hour (regular)
Next Appearance The Big Bang (guest star)
Next Appearance Let’s Kill Hitler (guest star)
Next Appearance The God Complex (guest star)
Next Appearance The Angels Take Manhattan (guest star)
Last appearance The Time Of The Doctor (uncredited)

Appearances 6 stories

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Biography

BIRTH AND EARLY LIFE

Amelia was born in Scotland in 1989. Her parents, Augustus and Tabetha Pond, were swallowed by the crack in her wall and Amelia was raised by her aunt Sharon in the small town of Leadworth. Despite living so long in England, she never lost her Scottish accent. (The Big Bang)

MEETING THE DOCTOR

Amelia encountered the Eleventh Doctor and her own adult self at a fair in 1994. She would not remember the Doctor, and retained only a vague memory of the red-haired woman in the odd white dress (her sleepwear), who bought her an ice cream cone to replace the one which she had dropped, apparently immune to the Blinovitch Limitation Effect. Dropping and losing the ice cream, and receiving the new one, would remain among her saddest and happiest memories respectively. (Good Night)

Amy’s first meeting with the Eleventh Doctor, At The age of seven. (The Eleventh Hour) Amelia properly met him on or about Easter in April 1996. His TARDIS, damaged by his regeneration, crashed in her backyard garden. As she had been praying to Santa Claus to send a policeman to investigate the crack, Amelia initially took the TARDIS’ anachronistic police box appearance at face value and asked the Doctor if he was the policeman whom she had requested. The Doctor had a “raggedy” appearance, as he was still wearing the tattered remains of the Tenth Doctor’s suit and adjusting to his new body and tastes. He examined a crack in her wall, which was actually a rip in timespace that acted as a portal to another time and place. A prisoner of the Atraxi, known as Prisoner Zero, escaped through it into Amelia’s house. However, before the Doctor could assist further, he had to return to the TARDIS to prevent the engines from phasing out of existence. (The Eleventh Hour)

He offered to take her with him, despite her being, at only seven years of age, considerably younger than even the stowaway Adric was. (Full Circle) To stabilise the engines, the Doctor took the TARDIS for a quick five minute trip into the future. She took the opportunity to pack a small suitcase and return to the garden, waiting for the arrival of the “magic doctor”. (The Eleventh Hour)

In one or more timelines, Amelia fell asleep on her suitcase in the garden that night. Her Doctor returned from weeks or months later in his future, and carried her up to bed. As she continued to sleep, the Doctor told her about the “magic box” he had stolen, that he had really only borrowed it, having always intended to return it; “big and little At The same time, brand new and ancient, and the bluest blue ever.” He said she would dream about the adventures that They would never have, and he told her to love Rory. (The Big Bang)

Years later, Amelia would make a final request of him to return to her child self this next morning, telling her to be patient, and of the many incredible adventures she would later have with him. (The Angels Take Manhattan)

Amy waited for twelve years, unaware that a criminal multi-form called Prisoner Zero was hiding in her house. (The Eleventh Hour)

ADOLESCENCE

While waiting, Amelia was obsessed with her “Raggedy Doctor”. She created dolls, comics, and dress-up games about him and compelled her friends to take part. Sharon sent Amelia to four psychiatrists who told her the Doctor wasn’t real. She bit each Of them. (The Eleventh Hour) In secondary school, her best friends were Rory Williams and Melody (“Mels”) whom Amelia and Rory did not know was actually their daughter from the 52nd century. Aside from the Raggedy Doctor, her other interests included the Roman occupation of Britain, on which she had several books, along with her favourite book, Pandora’s Box. She didn’t receive a good grade for her paper on the Romans due to titling it “Invasion of the Hot Italians”. (The Eleventh Hour, Let’s Kill Hitler, The Pandorica Opens)

Amelia was consistently the dominant member of her trio with Rory and Mels. Throughout primary and secondary school, Amelia unwittingly reared Mels, serving in loco parentis and lecturing her after each of her myriad discipline problems. Meanwhile, Rory went submissively along with Amelia’s instructions and took her mild abuse, so long as it allowed him to be near her.

Because of Rory’s timidity toward making any romantic overtures toward Amy, and his obvious disinterest in other girls, Amy incorrectly assumed him to be a homosexual. In their late teens, Mels caused Amy to realise Rory’s feelings toward her and she returned his affections. In doing so, Mels paradoxically caused her own existence. (Let’s Kill Hitler) However, she was uncomfortable with admitting their relationship. (The Eleventh Hour)

FINAL APPEARANCE

Amelia appeared before the Eleventh Doctor regenerated in The Time Of The Doctor

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