TOP CHARACTERS OF 2011: Rory Williams, Doctor Who
There’s a lot about Rory that can be reduced to just ‘the love interest’ yet Arthur Darvill’s portrayal really raised the character above that. Loving Amy is just so ingrained in who he is. Because of that there were certain moments that just stood out to me. In particular when the Doctor tells Rory to step away from Amy because he’s about to un-Flesh her. Rory says no and steps closer but when he sees the Doctor is serious he does as he’s told. I found that quite a profound moment because as much as he likes the Doctor Rory’s always been rather hesitant to embrace him like the other companions do, yet right there he trusts the Doctor implicitly, enough to step away from Amy even though it’s against his nature to do so. He waited 2000 years just to protect Amy so to back away from her in that moment said so much to me.
I just love that there is so much kindness in Rory and it’s easy to mistake that kindness for weakness, but when pushed you find that his softness just masks steel. He’s a soldier that demands to know where his wife is while an armada blows up behind him then cries when he meets his baby for the first time. Basically Rory is a beautiful BAMF.