Character: The Doctor
Appears in: Doctor Who franchise
Commonly Interpreted as: Straight
But Really: In the new series of Doctor Who, the ninth Doctor was written as an asexual man. In fact, most of the Doctors have been written as asexual. The tenth Doctor was written as caring very deeply for his companion Rose Tyler. Arguably the two fell in love.
The tenth and tleventh Doctors meet a woman from the 51st century named River Song. She flirts with The Doctor a whole lot and he also flirts back. It turns out the two are married, though that marriage is also part of a larger plot.
In the episode titled “Boom Town,” the ninth Doctor flirts with Captain Jack Harkness. In the episode titled “The Shakespeare Code,” the tenth Doctor reciprocates when William Shakespeare flirts with him. In the episode, Time of the Doctor,” the eleventh Doctor mentions that he once “built himself a boyfriend.”
It seems quite clear to me that The Doctor is a biromantic asexual person. He clearly develops very strong emotional and romantic attachments to people. But he’s also generally quite uncomfortable around anything too sexual. When Madame Pompadour kisses him in the episode “The Girl in the Fireplace,” The tenth Doctor seems more surprised than seduced.
The eleventh Doctor is the closest the character has ever come to being written as sexual. He has a few quips here and there where he implies he’s had sex before. Though even then, some asexual people have had sex.
In conclusion: The Doctor is biromantic and asexual.
Disclaimer: I am not asexual. If I have used some problematic language or ideas, please feel free let me know in an ask. I might not see it if you add it as a comment and reblog this.
Also, I’m aware I may have left some things out. There is just too much Who to cover everything.
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