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May 26th, 2008


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08:29 pm - This is the sort of post the "my brain is crack" tag was designed for
This post was brought to you by this rather bonkers Doctor Who Forum thread, doyle_sb4 for giving me the idea, and the Fourth Indiana Jones movie which I am currently obsessed with.

Anyway, the entire purpose of this post is to declare the following statement:

It is now my personal crack!fanon that Indiana Jones is, in fact, Martha Jones's great grandfather.

I have even worked out the respective timelines.


To start with, I'll work out what we know from respective canons.

The obvious SPOILER for Indiana Jones 4: at the most recent point in the time line, as of 1957 Indiana Jones has a 19 year old son, aka Mutt (age courtesy of the Indy Wiki)

Now, as for Doctor Who canon, as of the start of Series 3 (before all Year That Never Was shenanigans, not to mention time spent in other periods), Martha Jones is 23 years old. Her father, Clive - whom she gets the Jones name from - is intended to be 49 as of Smith and Jones according to RTDs script for the episode.

Now dating in New Doctor Who is somewhat of a problem, what with the year time-skip during S1 which the writers sometimes forget about. But if you remember it, Doctor Who is basically set one year ahead of when it airs. Which for S3 in 2007 would be set in 2008.

Working backwards from that, Martha would be born in about 1985, and Clive would be born in 1959.

And combining the two - well, it's not that hard. As of 1957 Indy has an adult son. It's not much of a stretch to theorise that, perhaps, two years later Mutt goes and meets up with some attractive black British girl, and has a kid with her. A kid which he names Clive (obviously, trying to get away from the "calling all boys Henry" habit)

And if young Clive Jones, grandson on Indiana were to grow up, marry a woman named Francine and have three children - the middle of whom is one Martha Jones - why, that'd make them the great grandchildren of Indiana Jones. And thus proving that Awesome is, indeed, genetic.

QED.

(I was considering making a little family tree here, with names and dates and everything, but I decided the HTML was too much effort)


In conclusion, SOMEONE PLZ WRITE ME FIC OF THIS!
Current Mood: crazycrazy

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From:persiflage_1
Date:May 26th, 2008 11:21 am (UTC)
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I like this theory a lot !!
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From:drakyndra
Date:May 26th, 2008 11:34 am (UTC)
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Doyle was the one who came up with it. I just checked that all the dates worked and added it to my crazy fanon
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From:persiflage_1
Date:May 26th, 2008 11:40 am (UTC)
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Hooray for crazy fanon !! :D

I confess, I've not seen Indy 4 yet (too broke so waiting for the DVD) but they did a Classic FM at the Movies show that revolved around the Indy series yesterday and my mind kept wandering away to thoughts of Martha meeting Indy and him claiming her as family on principle (without caring about actual facts!) - the principle being that anyone named Jones who's both hot and awesome MUST be related to him !
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From:drakyndra
Date:May 26th, 2008 11:53 am (UTC)
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Aw, that's all I sweet. I'd totally love to see that. Or read that or whatever.
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From:persiflage_1
Date:May 26th, 2008 11:57 am (UTC)
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I may yet write it - but maybe not just yet !
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From:doyle_sb4
Date:May 26th, 2008 11:56 am (UTC)
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I am ridiculously pleased that the dates work. That makes it canon!
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From:drakyndra
Date:May 26th, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)
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I was so thrilled when I worked that out.

Now, we just need to come up with an identity for Martha's grandma...
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From:doyle_sb4
Date:May 26th, 2008 12:02 pm (UTC)
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I vote Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart, as the idea of Martha being descended from both Indiana Jones and the Brig fills me with lols.
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From:drakyndra
Date:May 26th, 2008 12:05 pm (UTC)
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I was about to ask if that working with the chronology, and then I saw she travelled in time.

...This is the most awesomely messed up fanon ever.
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From:marymac
Date:May 26th, 2008 01:04 pm (UTC)
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You're both scaring me.

In a good way.
But scary.
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From:drakyndra
Date:May 26th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
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Then I am succeeding. Mwahaha.
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From:sarah531
Date:May 26th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
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That's so darn cool I might have to write something about it, although I know little of the Indyverse.
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From:drakyndra
Date:May 26th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
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If this inspires actual fic, that I shall praise the skies and sing and dance and explode of squee. Because that'd be awesome.
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From:fallingtowers
Date:May 26th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
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This should be canon! And there should indeed be fic!
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From:drakyndra
Date:May 26th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
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Yes. Yes, there should.
From:eido
Date:May 26th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
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I'm very disappointed this isn't fic as of this very second. This is an adventure/adventure crossover that needs to happen and repeatedly.

The end of Indy 4 certainly could leave crossover potential wide open. The dimensions seem relative for them as well. Obvs, Indy aliens of oblong craniums learned that trick from the Time Lords.
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From:drakyndra
Date:May 26th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
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See? Even the movie canon is working to make things more likely!!!1!!one!
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From:marycontraire
Date:May 26th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
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This theory is cracktastic and amazing. Mutt is such a rebel, not naming his son Henry.
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From:drakyndra
Date:May 26th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
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Cracktastic and amazing... and canon, yes?

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