Day 4 - Favorite Character → Martha Jones
I travelled across the world. From the ruins of New York, to the fusion mills of China, right across the radiation pits of Europe. And everywhere I went I saw people just like you, living as slaves! But if Martha Jones became a legend then that’s wrong, because my name isn’t important. There’s someone else. The man who sent me out there, the man who told me to walk the Earth. And his name is The Doctor. He has saved your lives so many times and you never even knew he was there. He never stops. He never stays. He never asks to be thanked. But I’ve seen him, I know him… I love him… And I know what he can do.
Martha Fucking Jones. Someone once said something along the line that Martha Jones is a character tumblr says they want but then rejects her for some odd reason and that really does fit the unadulterated hatred I see in Martha tag.
Martha Jones is brave and selfless and more than that she loves. I am not really talking about her love for Doctor but the fact that she gives her heart without expecting it to be returned and this is what makes her such an amazing companion. I always took series 3 to be one about the coming of age of Martha Jones and how that affects the Doctor. It’s as much as how Martha changes because of the Doctor as how much she changes him and helps him grow as a character.
Let’s get something straight fandom, unrequited love doesn’t make a character underwritten nor does it make the character any less than she is which is brave and selfless. I am tired of seeing this belief that Martha Jones is a less of a hero or a character because she loved someone who didn’t love her back (because that’s just bullcrap).
Martha Jones is a fucking hero. She saved the world so bow the fuck down. I am tired of seeing Martha being punished because she loved the Doctor and using that as either the reason to completely hate her or saying that was her fault. I never saw, I don’t understand how Martha’s love for Doctor makes her a less of a complete character. Martha Jones didn’t demand love but gave it. Just because Ten never fancied her in the same light doesn’t mean that her love was any less THAN IT WAS . Also, Martha Jones is loyal to those she loves and only for love would she walk away from her family to save the war ravaged earth. She loved everything and she defended everything passionately. Personally, I think she loved the idea of Doctor- a brave man whose love for humanity and all creatures and who did everything to save them. She wasn’t so much in love with the Doctor as she loved him.
Here’s a woman who took all the crap Ten threw her and yet the fandom still hates her but defends Ten to death. Martha Jones is an amazing character who wanted to be a doctor to save the world but took a chance on something different with the same goal. It’s amazing how much a fandom will bend backwards to the Doctor’s “manpain” but fails to appreciate the qualities which made Martha a fucking hero.
It’s refreshing to see a female character who understands her worth and doesn’t need a validation of the man she professes to love. Martha Jones, you’re better than good- YOU’RE THE BEST.