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Pairing: The Doctor/Rose Tyler
The Oncoming Storm and The Bad Wolf
Alternative name(s): Drose, TenRose
Gender category: Het
Fandom: Doctor Who
Prevalence: popular
"illustration of Rose and the Tenth Doctor sitting, the Doctor has his arms wrapped around rose from behind, and their hands are clasped together. In thew distance you can see the Tardis in a green field and gray hills behind it"
Rose Tyler, I... (love you) by Patamao (2014), Rose with the Tenth Doctor
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Doctor/Rose is a (usually) het pairing of the Doctor and Rose Tyler from Doctor Who fandom. Rose is overwhelmingly paired with Ten the most, as well as frequently with Nine and TenToo. However, there are fanworks that have shipped Rose with the other Doctors, including Eleven, Thirteen, Twelve, and Eight.


The pairing of the Doctor and Rose is very popular. On fanfic archive Ao3 (which did not exist when this pairing began) Tenth Doctor/Rose is the most popular pairing in the Doctor Who (2005) fandom. Tentoo/Rose is the third most popular pairing, and Nine/Rose is the fifth.

Doctor/Rose are often cosplayed together.

Common Tropes

  • Alternate Universes are very common
    • Works pairing Rose with TenToo are often set in the canon alternative universe of Pete's World. Works often include their early relationship and can be quite fluffy.
  • Fix-its and denialfic for what happens in Season 2 finale and/or Season's four finale are very common
    • Post-Doomsday (Post-DD) Fix-its often involved Rose continuing to travel with Ten.
    • Post-Journey's End (Post-JE) fics often saw Rose traveling with the Ten (and sometimes TenToo)
    • Reunion fics are also very common. Post-JE, some reunion fics imagined Rose reuniting with the Doctor after Tentoo has died. In others the Doctor finds a way to return to Pete's World.
  • Bad Wolf turning Rose into something similar to a Timelord is quite common in fics that deal with Rose staying with The Doctor "forever" like she promised. This sometimes involves a telepathic bond forming between the two. In other works featuring Telepathy, the bond can be accidental, non-con or the result of the Doctor losing control.
  • Dimension Hopping Rose often encounters other regenerations of the Doctor.
  • Historical settings are common and sometimes full blown historical-era AUs. Other works are canon AUs, and a number are also fobwatch fics.
  • Pregnancy and Kidfic are also quite common where Doctor/Rose start a family (or already has one). There was a tendency in fics to headcanon that Rose was pregnant in Doomsday.

The threesome pairing of Doctor/Rose/Jack is fairly common due their relationship in Season 1.


  • Teninch refers to pairings of any David Tennant character (that is not the Doctor) paired with any Billie Piper character.
  • Doctor Piper refers to pairings of any Doctor, with any Billie Piper character (that is not Rose Tyler).




  • Guardians of the Universe series by Lumendea, All it took to change the universe was one little alteration to the time line of Rose Tyler when she was eleven years old. While an alien hunts her and preys on children, Rose meets a remarkable man called the Doctor. Suddenly her childhood is full of adventure, aliens and lots of running that will change the course of her life.
  • Cloisters by wildwinterwitch (Rose/Ten)




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