Top 10 Clara Oswald Moments
Start writing a post

Top 10 Clara Oswald Moments

A definitive list of the Impossible Girl's greatest moments.

Top 10 Clara Oswald Moments

If you've hung around here for a while, then you're very familiar with our overwhelming fondness for Doctor Who as well as our love for Clara Oswald, the Doctor's companion for the past three years. So, as the season winds down to a close, we thought we'd take a look back at some of Clara's greatest moments.

WARNING: Major spoilers lie ahead. You have been warned.

I'm Clara Oswald, and I am enough.

In her first proper extraterrestrial adventure with the Doctor, Clara takes Eleven to task for his obsession with the Impossible Girl, declaring, "If you want me to travel with you, that's fine, but as me. I'm not a bargain basement stand-in for someone else. I'm not going to compete with a ghost."

You tell 'em, bae.

Teaming up with the TARDIS to save the Doctor.

Clara and the TARDIS haven't always gotten along, especially not at first. But that begins to change in "Hide," when Clara must convince the TARDIS to enter a pocket universe so that the two of them can save the Doctor.

Clara and the TARDIS wind up on much better terms, though, as Clara categorically proves time and time again that she's a kind and selfless companion.

"I'm the Doctor."

In one of the arguably best moments of season eight, Clara has to act as the Doctor, so she decides to run with it. What results is both a Crowning Moment of Funny and a turning point in her characterization.

Her monologue in "Listen."

One of the best speeches of season 8 goes to Clara when she comforts a fearful young Gallifreyan about the nature of fear. Give it a "Listen."

Very nearly negotiating peace with the Mire.

Clara often finds herself in delicate positions, and "The Girl Who Died" is no exception. She has to broker some sort of truce between a Viking village and a bloodthirsty alien army, so she does so with humor and wit. She very nearly succeeds, too, but a certain someone intervenes and ruins her work.

Confronting the Great Intelligence.

Clara, the Impossible Girl, is very much an ordinary human, but her character is extraordinary. In one of her most defining moments, she selflessly dives into the Doctor's time stream to save him from the threat of the Great Intelligence. Doing this effectively splinters her and would kill her, but that's just how brave and loyal she is. Before she does, though, she looks back at the Doctor and utters the line that calls us back to her very first appearance in a Crowning Moment of Awesome.

Calling the Doctor out on his callousness.

Clara and the Doctor are best friends, but that doesn't mean they always get along. In fact, the Doctor goes too far when trying to hand over the fate of the Earth to Clara, one of her students, and an astronaut, effectively leaving the course of human history in their hands and running off. This understandably upsets her, and she gives her best friend an earful when he returns.

Reminding the Doctor who he is.

In the 50th anniversary special, Clara meets two new-to-her incarnations of the Doctor on the darkest day in Gallifrey's history. She stands by the Doctor as he's faced once again with the most difficult choice of his life, reminding him to be a Doctor. It's thanks to her that Gallifrey falls no more.

Her last words to the Doctor.

Clara's farewell speech to the Doctor reminds us of her courage and kindness. She pleads with him, her bereft best friend, not to avenge her but instead to heal himself, a final message of love before she leaves.

Facing the raven.

"This is as brave as I know how to be," Clara tells the Doctor before going to, quite literally, face her death. She doesn't run. She doesn't cower. She dies well, with courage and selflessness.


We'll miss you, Impossible Girl.

What are some of your favorite Clara moments? What did you think of Face the Raven? Which companion do you miss most?

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments