Post by Duggy Post by Arthur Lipscomb Post by The Doctor
Who would have thought that cousin MEl was Amy and Rory's daughter.
I know she said Amy raised her, but who were her parents?
Maybe he was raised by an aunt with an eye-patch.
Given that Mel is exceptional, there's no reason to assume she
necessarily was raised by _anyone_. She could have just turned up in
Amy's hometown, used some of her advanced skills and knowledge to
fabricate the proper paperwork and bank accounts, and said "Yeah, my
dad's out of town a lot," quite a few times. Seen it a million times
in children's adventure movies, where it usually has *way* less
plausible explanations than "She's a genetically modified superhuman
from the future with time lord powers and the backing of a powerful
secret organization that has the power to implant powerful hypnotic
suggestions in anyone they want." If Mel is indeed the incarnation
immediately following the regeneration we see, then despite her
appearance, she's been in that body for 30 years by the time of the
Young Amelia scenes.
Based on what we know so far, I don't currently think that she was
ever recaptured after the regeneration we see in Day of the Moon:
she's already been programmed to kill the Doctor, but now she's left
to fend for herself for years, which, to put it very mildly, gives her
issues. I don't know if they "fail" to recapture her, or if leaving
her on her own is actually part of the plan, to let her think she's in
control of her own life.
Post by Duggy Post by Arthur Lipscomb
or why since she's part
Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.
River Song has already given up her regenerations every time we've
seen her, so she's no longer a Timelord.
The baby Melody wasn't really Melody she was a Ganger.
That leaves the girl in the space suit and Mels that he didn't detect
and they were only part Timelord.
The only time he meets the girl in the space suit is as his older
doomed self, and that Doctor is "in on it" and already knows the
solution (If, indeed, she's really in the suit at that point. The
astronaut can't logically be the same Mel from the corresponding point
in her life as the one who forces the Doctor to take them back to kill
Hitler, since that Mel doesn't know the Doctor on sight yet, nor does
she notice that she's already killed the Doctor once (Seems like the
sort of thing she'd brag about)). When Mel reveals who she is in
Hitler's office, it seems like the Doctor had already worked it out by
then. So perhaps he does sense her at these times.
That said, I'm more inclined to say "Because she's not actually a
timelord, but rather a human with some common traits"