Everyone knows that Christopher Eccleston played the Ninth Doctor. Right? Sure. Although... wasn't John Hurt's Doctor technically the ninth? You can call him the "War Doctor," but he was still the Doctor (despite his protestations), and we now know that he was between Eccleston and McGann, so, yes, he was the Ninth. We only say he doesn't count because we can't change the numbering scheme after the fact. Although before either of them came along Richard E. Grant was the Ninth Doctor, as shown in the BBC animated adventure, Scream of the Shalka! That was canon for a while. And if you want to be very generous, Rowan Atkinson was also the Ninth Doctor for The Curse of Fatal Death, that comedy bit for the Red Nose Day back in... 1999? Wow. That's spooky. Well, however you figure it, there have been a lot of Ninth Doctors. So let's have them all on a single image, and hopefully they can merge into a single being so that we won't have to bother explaining how there are so many of the same number!
Tags: doctor-who, war-doctor, shalka, chris-eccleston, whovian