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As a companion to ‘Doctor’ Oswald, Rigsy demonstrated many of the attributes that have helped make the real
He was brave – when he realised that he stood a chance of ramming the Boneless in the tunnel, he immediately took control of a train and drove straight for the aliens, even though he knew he might be killed in any ensuing collision.
He had Clara’s inquisitive nature, asking questions like a typical companion and having the intelligence to use the knowledge he’d gleaned. It was Rigsy, for instance, who first leapt onto the suspended chair in the room where PC Forest was killed, buying himself and Clara a little extra time during their escape from the house where the policewoman had been tuned into a mural. And although The Doctor first mused that the enigma concerning one of the
So although The Doctor initially dismissed Rigsy as a ‘barely sentient local… a pudding brain’, he soon had the Time Lord revising his original opinion. ‘I think you could be wrong about this lad, ’ the Twelfth Doctor told Clara, adding that Rigsy had ‘vital local knowledge’ and she shouldn’t scare him off!
Rigsy was a warm, kind-hearted soul. He reached out to Clara when he thought she was in mourning and after the Boneless was defeated, his first thought was to phone his mum to let her know he was okay. But just like Clara, Rigsy had a cynical streak. ‘The police weren’t doing anything, ’ he claimed when discussing the authority’s response to the local killings, ‘they never do on this estate’. And when Fenton leapt to a worst case scenario when considering the alien invaders, his response was a terse, ‘Course you’d see it that way.’
Rigsy used his artistic skill to fool the
The Doctor didn’t have to wait long to find out. When Rigsy contacted
On the trail of the person who placed the tattoo on Rigsy’s neck, The Doctor started a search for a ‘trap street’, a hidden street harbouring alien refugees in the heart of London. The trio eventually found the street… and the community’s Mayor, immortal Ashildr, who had been forced to place the tattoo on Rigsy’s neck as punishment for murder!
The tattoo was a chronolock, a countdown to Rigsy’s death by
Whilst The Doctor set about proving Rigsy’s innocence, Clara, moved by the thought that Rigsy’s new baby Lucy might grow up without a father, offered to take the chronolock from him as a means of insuring no one would die should their hunt for the killer fail. To Rigsy’s horror, although the ‘murder’ was proved to be an elaborate trap laid by Ashildr for the The Doctor, there was no way to cheat the death promised to the raven and Clara had to die. With The Doctor teleported away, it was left to Rigsy to commemorate Clara’s death by painting a mural in her memory on the side of the forgotten TARDIS.