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Who is Professor River Song?

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River Song

River Song is a sometimes companion to the Doctor. The River and the Doctor are romantically linked and eventually become married[1][2]. Because both the Doctor and River are time travellers, they often meet in a non-chronological order. Generally speaking as we see the Doctor's relationship with River grow River's knowledge of the Doctor decreases. She is played by Alex Kingston

Her Crime Edit

River Song spends the majority of her time in a prison for the murder of "The best man she ever knew"[3]. That man is revealed to be the Doctor. That death however was not permanent[4] and River frequently escapes the prison as she wishes

Death Edit

River Song dies in her introductory episode[5]

Birth Edit

River Song was born of her parents Amy Pond and Rory Williams. She was given the name Melody Pond at birth but was stolen from her parents and raised/trained to kill the Doctor. After killing him she takes the name River Song which is a synonym to Melody Pond.[6]

River Song's conception happened while Amy and Rory were in the TARDIS as such River was exposed to the Time Vortex at a young age and possesses some of the properties of the Gallifreyans such as the ability to regenerate.

See Also Edit

References Edit

  1. Forest of the Dead - Series 4
  2. The Marriage of River Song - Series 6
  3. Series 4
  4. Series 6
  5. Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead
  6. Series 6

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