8.) The Valeyard
So I’ll start off by saying I’m not sure I entirely understand what The Valeyard is supposed to be - practically speaking. How he fits in to The Doctor’s regeneration cycle and how he was “born” (so to say) hasn’t to my knowledge been explained. Does the 12th Doctor regenerate into The Valeyard, then regenerate into the 13th Doctor? Is he a clone? Does some sort of technology or mishap accidentally create him? I don’t know.
What I do know (but don’t understand) - is that The Valeyard is an amalgamation of the shadow characteristics of the Doctor, brought into form somewhere between The Doctor’s 12th and 13th regenerations. Pending on Hurt’s role in the show, we may very well be witnessing this time period in the current run of Who. Moffat, as usual, has been coy about The Valeyard, seemingly namedropping him in the last episode only as a fun reference. Whether or not we’ll actually see The Valeyard in new-Who, and, if so, he’ll be played by Capaldi, is entirely unknown.
For those clamoring for a dark Doctor, well - here you go! Even though I loath the black-is-bad trope, I couldn’t help employing it here once I looked through all my designs and began to name them (I almost had The Grandfather design be the Valeyard, but changed the name last minute.)
He looks a bit like an evil Steve Jobs. Would also be a good costume design for a whacky Doctor, to play on expectations. Maybe he’s more like a hippy mime, or a Bob Ross type, than the self hating paradox introduced in Colin Baker’s run. Either way, he’d certainly stand out in the Doctor lineup, despite being somewhat similar to Eccleston’s getup.
1. The Alien Gentleman
2.) The Guile Hero
3.) The Chessmaster
4.) The Grandfather
5.) The Adventurer
6.) The Time Lord
7.) The Oncoming Storm