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Why is this talk so inactive Edit

Why?The preceding unsigned comment was added by Orangerichard56 (talk • contribs) .

Two reasons:
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Thanks! Shambala108 14:46, November 2, 2013 (UTC)

Time Lord? Edit

Clara was on galifrey as an echo at one point but isnt it that all claras get brain pattern and genetic pattern meaning she must be human or idk ther is no information to explain either way she could of not been born ther and just appeared for that moment to me 19:02, November 26, 2013 (UTC)

The way I understand it is that after jumping into the Doctors timeline, her personality and likeness where really all that was the same between the different versions of Clara. When she sees the Doctor steal the TARDIS, it is likely that incarnation of Clara was either an average Gallifreyan, or Time Lady. to me 07:04, December 2, 2013 (UTC)

That is my understanding as well, supported by the evidence that Oswin Oswald and Clara from Snowmen are both physical beings. The scattering creates many copies with the same likeness, similar name, similar personality, and an inbuilt instinct to trust and help the Doctor. Therefore that version of Clara is, biologically, Gallifreyan. Whether she has graduated from the Academy and is a Time Lord, is a question that cannot be answered, as there is not enough information given. to me 04:26, January 5, 2014 (UTC)

Wanna know what that means? It means there is (or might be) also an Alzarian!Clara, Trakenite!Clara, Trion-ese!Clara, and other Clara Echos in all humanoid species on most planets. (Of course since Clara Prime was an human- specifically the 2015's human Clara, all the non-human human-looking species have only one Echo Clara each.) Maybe the Doctor has already travelled with Echo Claras or relatives of Echo Claras, but he does not know it. As in one flashback scene Clara replaced Leela of the Sevateem, Leela herself might actually be just Seevateem!Clara, just with a fake-tan, auburn dye, and going by an "honorary" nickname she may have gained after doing something in a rite-of-passage. Or as the human Clara Echos all happen to have the Oswald last name, maybe it's actually Clara "Leela" Oswald and her father David "Sole" Oswald, but they do not know they have a surname + are always going by honorary names. Or maybe if Leela is Clara it does not mean Sole is Dave, as even if Clara's biological father has to be same or similiar in all echos, some (or all) of the Claras might have been raised by a "father" that was not biological. (Plus, not only Sole looked a bit too old to see it perfectly, but faces can get longer with time. He's the one with white hair in the page image, right? He could as easily TOO just have a fake-tan and bleached, longer hair and beard, possibly just because of their different lifestyles, or because dying your hair and wearing fake tans is a Sevateem!Oswald's thing. And for Leela not caring for children as much as Clara does, maybe Sevateem women just do not care for children, or just most child Sevateem are always off doing something like studying stuff or catching preys. Any differences in facial features or build are either to: 1) Sevateems having a rougher lifestyle and different techs than your regular 2015's human, 2) Being played by Louise Jameson and not by Jenna Louise Coleman due to the latter not being born yet, 3) The appearances of various characters might be semi-simbolic and not actually what the character looks exactly like, think like how Kingdom Hearts fangirls often change Organization XIII's personality, and also change their eye colors\heights\face\skin colors to match their fanon personalities better. --Kaylabaraonda 13:34, March 22, 2014 (UTC)

This is speculation, and as such only belongs on Howling:The Howling. Per Tardis:Discussion policy, talk pages are for discussing the editing of articles, not for discussing subjects that can only be answered with speculation. Thanks. Shambala108 13:43, March 22, 2014 (UTC)

So apart from the idea that there may in fact be a Clara on every planet the Doctor's visited, meaning a Clara for every (humanoid) species, we know for sure that there is a human Clara and dalek Clara, but we also know there's a gallifreyan Clara, so why can't we put "Gallifreyan" in the species box to join "Human,Dalek"? Just because we saw her as a Dalek longer than we saw her as a Galliffreyan doesn't mean we can't ignore her being a Gallifreyan. Otherwise, just keep her species only Human. The problem is the "born and died, lived a million lives" line. If Clara entered the timestream and was split apart or just kept traveling and was a single person the whole time, then she would be Human. If she were born on a planet save the Doctor, then that echo becomes that species. If the second theory is correct, then Clara was born on Gallifrey and was a Gallifreyan. If the first theory is correct, then she was always only Human, in which case she was converted into a Dalek. So which is it? Steed 02:31, July 23, 2014 (UTC)

Most of her clips have her appearing in a place, but then Victorian Clara Oswin Oswald, for instance, is shown growing up: as an infant, as a child, and eventually as an adult. It's difficult to tell if that's meant to imply that she spontaneously appears as an adult sometimes or if that was a creative choice on the part of the video editors. But we do know she didn't just appear as a fully fledged adult with pre-set memories in every case. We don't know if she was born literally or if "born" refers to the echoes popping into existence as we've never seen anyone pregnant or giving birth to an echo. Baby!COO could've appeared as an infant and been adopted into a family. We simply don't know because we only ever saw a woman holding her as an infant and then her growing up at that residence. For that matter, a human infant Clara could've appeared on Gallifrey and been adopted and raised there, making her a citizen of Gallifrey and in that sense, Gallifreyan, but still biologically human. Or she could be a visitor to the planet. Her clothes raise a question in my mind: can they be definitively pointed to as Gallifreyan? Other than anything her clothes or location might imply, there's nothing that proves that echo's species. Mewiet 03:20, July 23, 2014 (UTC)

Since we don't have any story evidence that Clara's a Time Lord, we do not put it on articles. In addition, if all we can do is theorize about her possible species, then the discussion here has to end, per Tardis:Discussion policy, and can be moved to Howling:The Howling if anyone would like to further speculate. Shambala108 03:30, July 23, 2014 (UTC)

Memory Edit

It wasn't really clear in The Day of the Doctor if Clara retained her memories of past incarnations after The Name of the Doctor. The preceding unsigned comment was added by DraconisWombat13203 (talk • contribs) .

She probably had them wiped or only retained very small accounts

they have to be in some shape or form the same person since clara vaguely recalls saving the doctor but does not remember where so we must assume she retained very little All Hail Aslan 18:43, January 11, 2014 (UTC)

Suggest Edit

Suggest Moving of the other lives section to part of her history since they happend to her in her life Silence Fall 17:07, December 29, 2013 (UTC)

Library Clara Edit

How do we know the Echo-Clara that was seen in the Library was the same one that got made into a Dalek, Oswin Oswald? Am I forgetting something? Were they wearing the same clothes or what? -- to me 05:07, January 2, 2014 (UTC)

Definatly positavely All Hail Aslan 18:45, January 11, 2014 (UTC)

Correction to name neededEdit

All references to "modern" Clara need to have the name "Oswin" removed as it is not her middle name as clearly stated in Bells of Saint John. So "Clara Oswin Oswald" was not born in 1989, but "Clara Oswald" was. If she has a middle name we've yet to learn it. to me 23:02, January 5, 2014 (UTC)

Did Clara go to university? Edit

I noticed this page says "Clara wanted to travel after university." The reference for this is listed as The Bells of Saint John, however I'm quite sure this fact was never established on screen in any episode. Was this mentioned in a book or other type of media, and if so can we have the correct reference? -- to me 15:29, January 19, 2014 (UTC)

How could she get a job as a teacher if she didn't go to university? Nicolas Keough, co-author of Element 23:12, August 11, 2014 (UTC)

Per T:NO RW, the Doctor Who universe isn't the same as the real world. We can't apply real world standards to events in the DWU.
Also, please note that Tardis:Signature Policy requires that your signature link to your user page and your talk page. If your signature is customized, please fix it so it complies with this policy. Thanks. Shambala108 23:20, August 11, 2014 (UTC)

In "the Rings of Akhaten" an image of Clara dressed in Cap-and-Gown and tossing her cap is shown on a display in the Tardis. The image appears during the Doctor's "she is/she can't be/she's not possible" monolougue. When the image appears on the display the Doctor says "she is." This indicates that she is probably a university graduate.

Clara and Twelve - a bit early? Edit

Isn't it a bit early to be declaring Clara Oswald a Twelfth Doctor companion? Yes, she is present at his regeneration, but that does not necessarily mean she will end up travelling with him. And per T:SPOIL and T:OFF REL, we can't really say such a thing until she see her travelling with him in months' time.

If you'd like to discuss {{companions of the Twelfth Doctor}} specifically, please go to Template talk:Companions of the Twelfth Doctor. --SOTO (/\) 22:46, January 31, 2014 (UTC)

Comment Edit

There is some missing information here.The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

There is probably missing information for all the pages on this wiki. You have to be more specific.
Also, please read Tardis:Discussion policy. Most of your talk page edits have been removed for violating this policy. Shambala108 19:25, February 26, 2014 (UTC)

Where is Clara's comic stories in her History? Nicolas Keough, co-author of Element 21:47, September 8, 2014 (UTC)

Nicolas, Shambala108 already warned you about your signature a month ago. Please add links to your User page and user talk page at Special:Preferences.  Digifiend  Talk  PR/SS  KR  MH  Toku  JD  Garo  TH  CG  UM  Logos  CLG  DW  02:06, 9/9/2014 


shouldn't Clara's page include her comic and novel adventures?The preceding unsigned comment was added by PurpleSnitch6 (talk • contribs) .

Yes. Please add them if you can.--Skittles the hog - talk 18:11, September 29, 2014 (UTC)
If I had access to Clara's comic and novel adventures I'd gladly add them. Thing is, I thought they were already included before? Has someone been removing them? I notice that Gwen Cooper's page is missing her comic and novel adventures and I could have sworn they were there before. Again, if I had access to those I'd add them too.

--Confirm Nothing...Deny Everything 17:20, May 11, 2015 (UTC)

Clara's Abilities Edit

Shouldn't the fact that Clara does tae kwon do be referenced as an ability in that section. It was mentioned in Robot of Sherwood although we have never seen her engaged in battle.-- to me 05:12, October 12, 2014 (UTC)

Clara's Infobox Edit

Shouldn't Clara's infobox be focused on just the original Clara Oswald, rather than also including all of her copies? Despite being copies of the original, both Oswin Oswald and Clara Oswin Oswald were separate entities. Adding them all to the same infobox makes it crowded and confusing for newer viewers. 66 Seconds 15:54, November 8, 2014 (UTC)

Story PlacementEdit


The Instruments of War - the Doctor tries to take Clara to the Frost Fair, mentions the Doctor "fitting in her purse" therefore after Flatline

Silhouette - If Silhouette came before TIoW, because they visited the Frost Fair in Silhouette, why would the Doctor try to take Clara there (albeit in another century) later?

Is this correct?The preceding unsigned comment was added by Purplehead (talk • contribs) .

One Personality Section Edit

The personality section needs a cleanup. We've already established that the real Clara and all the echoes are one person. Therefore, the personality section should NOT be split into three. For crying out loud, it's been nearly two years at this stage. They should all be combined into one section. The interests section is also redundant and needs to be implemented into the personality section. Also, the similarities page could be removed.The preceding unsigned comment was added by Joe Devaney (talk • contribs) .

Please remember to sign your posts. Also, it is customary on this wiki for users who bring up suggestions on discussion pages to wait for discussion before making any changes, especially when it comes to removing large sections of information. Shambala108 14:20, March 19, 2015 (UTC)


Where is the photo section/talk? Because a more recent photo of Clara might be more suitable. to me 21:46, August 25, 2015 (UTC)

As far as I can tell, there hasn't been any discussion since before the various echo pages merged together, whenever that was. The last time someone seemed to have mentioned it was back in the archives (posts dated 3 January 2013). I have my own ideas about what could be a more suitable or Clara-y screenshot to use over the one from The Day of the Doctor, actually, but I'm waiting until a few episodes of series 9 airs before actually proposing a change. -- Tybort (talk page) 22:43, August 25, 2015 (UTC)


So the Doctor page has many linked pages for each Doctor, linked by one infobox. Couldn't we unmerge and do this with Clara's page? because characters like Winnie Clarence have one paragraph where it would be more appropriate to have a page just for her. Especially if there is a reocurring Clara echo later it would be more appropriate not to have just one tiny section of a Clara page. After all, the Doctor played by Colin Baker in the same as the Doctor played by John Hurt, yet they have separate pages with one umbrella page encompassing it called "The Doctor".

My idea that I am suggest is to have pages such as:

Clara Oswin Oswald Winnie Clarence Oswin Oswald Gallifreyan Echo (The Name of the Doctor)

and of course:

Clara Oswald

In this Clara Oswald page, there would be an infobox with links to

Oswin, Winnie, Clara, Gallifreyan, etc.

This would look similar to the Doctor's infobox.

I think that Clara's page is even more deserving of separate pages than the Doctor because the Doctor has one life with 13 faces whereas the Claras have different lives and they don't remember their past lives. to me 22:27, September 7, 2015 (UTC)

I actually think that this is a discussion can be reopened. As I recall, a recent comic clearly set up that the different Claras are not one in the same. Very clearly. OS25 (talk to me, baby.) 22:31, September 7, 2015 (UTC)

I agree. Where can we do this?The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

I'd be happy to just have one page called Clara's echoes and then giving each named echo liked Oswin Oswald, Clara Oswin Oswald, and Winnie Clarence their own sections. It gets very long and tedious to tack them onto the bottom of Clara's own page. I'd rather them have their own and just have Clara's page link to theirs. Mewiet 01:43, October 26, 2015 (UTC)

I'm still hoping for a page for each echo, because technically they are different people in the universe, whethter or not they have similar names/perosnalities/faces. to me 14:24, November 22, 2015 (UTC)

This may be worth revisiting once Series 9 plays out. I agree the major splinters deserve their own pages because a) this article is long enough as it is and b) each splinter so far encountered in any substantial way has had unique personalities and personal histories. We know from Name of the Doctor that none of them just materialized fully formed. Each splinter lived a complete life. I agree it's not possible to do an article for each. For example, the unnamed splinter in the Summer Falls book, or the numerous ones illustrated in the comic strip. But those three, at least, deserve their own. Unless Series 9 undoes Clara's death in the remaining episodes (I'm not violating spoiler rules as I don't know) the only way Jenna Coleman will likely be able to return to the series in future is as a splinter, and I'll be very surprised if someone doesn't write a novel about such an encounter too, meaning if either happens that character will need her own page anyway, so may as well get the ball rolling now! to me 14:27, November 27, 2015 (UTC)

Template ideaEdit

The preceding unsigned comment was added by Purplehead (talk • contribs) .
Please see Thread:121062, where it was decided that Clara would have one article. Shambala108 15:33, November 22, 2015 (UTC)
  • We don't need an article for every single one but the question must be reopened once Series 9 ends as there are at least 3 viable articles possible as Oswin, Clara Oswin and Winnie all have backstories and other information that can make articles. Frankly, if this wiki allows there to be a Man with chips article then we look stupid not having separate ones for the major and well-defined splinters. to me 14:39, November 27, 2015 (UTC)
The thread Shambala has linked to explains why it was decided one page was the way to go. Man with chips is not a good comparison. He is one character - he gets a page. Clara/Oswin/Winnie etc. are all one and the same - she gets one page.--Skittles the hog - talk 14:56, November 27, 2015 (UTC)
By that logic, then, there should be only one Doctor page instead of Thirteen or so, correct? After all it's all the same man. Considering the fact the series itself has emphasized how Clara became more like the Doctor, the echos could just as easily be called regenerations, right? to me 15:33, December 13, 2015 (UTC)

Secret Adventures? Edit

Why is that one section called Secret Adventures? What was secret about them or was there an "erased from history" storyline I missed? to me 14:34, November 27, 2015 (UTC)

Paragraph breaksEdit

Eeek! Where did all the paragraph breaks go? to me 21:43, January 17, 2016 (UTC)

I think an editor misinterpreted the cleanup message at the top of the page about "we do not need three or more paragraphs per story", and instead of making the writing more concise, they removed all of the paragraph breaks. I've fixed it. P&P talk contribs 22:10, January 17, 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. If time permits I'll dive in and do some trimming. Some stories deserve more detailed coverage than others. to me 13:59, January 21, 2016 (UTC)

Splinters or echoesEdit

I'll be honest, this is the only place where the term "splinter" is really used to describe Clara's many incarnations. "Echoes" seems to be the more often used term. What's the call - do we stick with splinter or change the term to echo here? to me 13:59, January 21, 2016 (UTC)

Valid point - 'echoes' is used in The Name of the Doctor whereas splinters is not, so echoes is the more accurate term. I say change. KingOrokos 14:24, January 21, 2016 (UTC)

Sarah Louise MadisonEdit

I'm trying to add this name but due to there not being an article on this person yet the template won't accept it. Madison played the "Time Zombie" version of Clara in "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS" and should be included alongside Sophie Downham in the actors list. to me 13:39, April 15, 2016 (UTC)

Have you tried doing it without the ref tag? That seemed to mess it up somehow. —Phil | Talk 16:06, April 15, 2016 (UTC)

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