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Unknown. [Time traveller. ]Timeline:
After the episode: The Name of the Doctor Personality:
There are several things that make up the woman that would become River Song. Among them is her conditioning from the Silence who made her into what some could consider the perfect psychopath in order to accomplish their goal of killing the Doctor.
This conditioning made itself very apparent in River's second regeneration where she went by the name Mels. During this time she displayed poor behavioral control which showed itself in her constant arguments with school staff which landed her in detentions and the principals office near constantly. She was prone to boredom which lead to extreme impulsiveness that has in the past resulted in grand theft auto and in at least one occasion with one of those times involving a bus. Needless to say, she could have definitely be considered a juvenile delinquent with early behavior issues. Both contributing factors of becoming a psychopath later in life.
As she got older other such traits appear such as pathological lying, a lack of a sense of remorse and her ability to manipulate the people around her. Such as making her own parents realize they loved each other. Leading to their marriage where she ensured she would be born. It may have been self-serving, but it was the way she guaranteed the timeline would be intact.
It wasn't until she actually met the Doctor, and regenerated for the third time, that some of these traits seemed to lessen as she managed to break away from her conditioning. Among these, her lack of remorse or guilt. River still had no issue killing things only now she regretted killing who she was programed to kill. River also developed a sense of responsibility and eventual long-term goals.
Once she realized just how much the Doctor would mean to her in the future, she saved him. This went completely against her training and broke its control over her. Of course she still was manipulative, impulsive and charming when she wanted something. Only this time she actually had a goal other than killing someone. Part of this goal was protecting the ones she loved by agreeing to serve her sentence in the Stormcage. The other part of the goal was seeing The Doctor whenever she could and having her own adventures.
River would come to live for the days when she would travel with him. Even claiming that if the Doctor would die, no one in the universe would suffer more than her. What caused this? The Silence's mission was corrupted by her mother's influence. You see not all of her tendencies came from them. She shares a lot of her impulsiveness and sense of adventure with Amy. As for her sense of responsibility once their influence was broken? That came in part from Rory and a bit with her interactions with the Doctor. From the men in her life, she gained a sense of guilt and caution. Her guilt manifest in her desperateness to prevent killing the one she loved. And the caution in the form of her diary so she could make sure not to contaminate the timeline whenever she met up with the Doctor and her parents.
Because of River's impulsiveness it has lead to her getting into trouble despite being locked away in the Stormcage. She's very capable of breaking out and when she does it's usually on an impulse or to go traveling with her husband at night. More than one occasion it has gotten her into trouble like accidentally insulting Sontaran's and causing them to chase her half way across the universe. Which, also goes well with her need for adventure. It's part of the reason she became an archeologist. To here there was a thrill of discovery and danger that could potentially come with it. Plus, she is never bored.
Yet despite all of her confidence and impulsive nature, there is one this River fears more than anything else. She fears the day she looks into The Doctor's eyes and he doesn't know who she is. That is the day she dreads most of all and she knows it's approaching quickly. An when the day finally came? River's heart broke. It meant that all of their adventures, his love for her, everything they experience did not exist for him yet. That was the day she died. River wanted more than anything for those days to continue on like she knew she would so she saved him. Again.
Another key factor to the woman that is River Song is her sexuality. One of the traits of a psychopath happens to be promiscuous sexual behavior that she definitely displays. When she's with the Doctor, she will flirt with him at every chance. When she isn't with him, River will flirt and seduce any male or female she needs to either for kicks or to get what she wants. A few examples of this displays itself with how she manages to get men close enough so she can kiss them to apply the hallucinogenic lipstick she loves to use to make them do what she wants. She has also been noted to flirt with women just as much as men and even has little issues sharing tales of her exploits. Some of which, don't limit themselves to just humans.
Eventually, it's time and her experiences over the years that actually get River to become more stable and sensible with her adventures. Where she's impulsive and reckless in her first years of captivity, constantly escaping and going on various adventures, she becomes calmer and more reliable around the time of her pardon and even using her talents to investigate and help others.
After River died, she had a strong enough will to stick around as an echo, hoping to see the Doctor one last time. After everything they went through, she couldn't just leave without the last good bye. This desire let her hang around long enough to come in contact with Clara... and eventually the Doctor. When they were finally face to face she asked for that good bye stating the only way she would accept it. If he ever loved her, he had to say it like he would come back. He did and River finally had the one thing that would let her rest. Background: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/River_Song Abilities:
When it comes to abilities, River has quite a few. For starters, she can fly the TARDIS better than the Doctor can. Partially because the TARDIS itself taught River how to fly it. She is a quick learner and can read and write Old High Gallifreyan without help from the TARDIS translation circuits. River also is well versed and understands Temporal Theory and advanced sciences on a similar level to the Doctor's.
She's very,very, good at getting out of prison. Not to mention she has a similar grasp on Time and Space like that of a certain Timelords. She can handle a vortex manipulator to get herself wherever she wants or needs to be in time and space. She also has a doctorate from the Lunar University in Archeology which she puts to good use identifying time periods and artifacts to better help her tract The Doctor through time. River is also rather handy with a gun. She's a skilled enough shot to be able to shoot down several targets one right after the other without pausing or really looking.
It should be also mentioned she has one hell of a slap and has been known to slap her husband when he needs some sense knocked into him. First Person: [Video]
Well, I do admit this does look like a lot more fun than resting in peace. [A woman with an amused smile and poofy hair appears on screen. River Song was still standing in the foggy train station and didn't look like she was in any hurry to continue on.]
Now, can someone tell me exactly what's going on? I was given a communications device so it's safe to assume there must be others that arrived here, correct? [River pauses for a moment before smirking slightly. There was a very slim chance he might be here, but, if he was... well. She simply had to call a certain husband out.]
Oh and Sweetie if you can hear this, come and get me. Third Person:
River still felt the the kiss on her lips even as she had been giving one last spoiler hint to certain a time traveler. Then, it was peace... until she felt the jerking motion of a train stopping. It startled her out of her peaceful state and forced the woman to open her eyes. Now how did she get on this train?
Doors opened and River stepped out. Now this was hardly what she expected. Then again, what had she expected? To see her parents again? Or perhaps to end up back in the Library's data banks. Or, maybe even nothing.
But this? Unless time was in an upheaval again, [and she would know if it did
] this was not supposed to happen. The architecture was Earth in origin, late twentieth century maybe? Early twenty-first at the latest definitely. Whoever was doing the up keep on this place was barely holding it together and the fog just made the former companion wary. Nothing good ever came out of a fog. Unless it came with a certain blue box and bow-tie wearing man.
Then there was the matter of the urge to move towards the exit.
River let the compulsion drive her as far as the nearest bench before forcibly stopping herself. Hands slipped into her pockets for a moment as she resisted whatever forces were trying to get her to leave the station. Her fingers brushed against something round and cool in her left pocket and immediately she closed them around the object. Moments later she pulled it out so she could inspect the mystery object.
A gold pocket watch. She gazed at it curiously as she brought her other hand to gently touch the outer shell, looking for any hidden traps. Once she was satisfied that there were none, she carefully opened it. Well now, someone out there must really love her.
"You're no psychic paper, but I think I can definitely make use of you."
This mystery just kept on getting better.
No weapons, no vortex manipulator, no diary and a mysterious pocket watch communicator. This already looked like the makings of an interesting adventure.