How does the Doctor change their face? Here's your guide to Regeneration!
Regeneration is one of the core concepts in Doctor Who. It’s what has allowed the show to run for as long as it has, and given us a wide array of wonderful and unique Doctors.
But, if you’re not entirely sure what it actually is, its history, or some of the caveats to this magical process, then don’t worry. Read on to get up to speed!
In short, regeneration is a little trick that the Time Lords use to cheat death. When a Time Lord is dying, they can revitalise every cell in their body. However, as handy as this ability sounds, there are a few downsides. The main downside is that every time you regenerate, both your personality and physical appearance get a shake-up. Were you old before? You might get younger! However, it’s just as likely that you might end up being even older…
As the Doctor once said, regeneration’s a bit of a lottery.