I just watched a hilarious "TED Talks" video where part of the talk was about the attributes of a Trickster.
And I realized that they could be talking about the Doctor. Now, I always knew the Doctor was a trickster figure, like Coyote in Native American mythology, or the Greek hero who stole fire from the gods.
But by actually listing out the attributes of a Trickster, it made me realize that it is when the Doctor is being a trickster that I love him so much, and when he deviates from those qualities of a Trickster that I don't like it as much.
The video is called - "Emily Levine: A theory of Everything
" and the part about the trickster attributes starts at 13:28 (she got it from a book called "Trickster Makes This World" by Lewis Hyde").
So here are the Attributes of a Trickster:( Read more...Collapse )