Who is Ashildr? Your last minute theories!

October 17th, 2015
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...

One of the biggest mysteries surrounding Series 9 will finally be resolved later this evening as Maisie Williams prepares to leave her mark on the Doctor Who universe.

The Game of Thrones actress will guest star in tonight’s episode, The Girl Who Died, as a mysterious Viking girl called Ashildr. It all sounds simple enough, but since her casting was announced back in March, we’ve repeatedly been told that she’s actually a particularly “significant” figure – “cosmic”, in fact – “who will challenge the Doctor in unexpected ways”. Whatever that means!

Hell, it’s even been foretold that she could be “good or bad”, so it’s safe to say that the heightened ambiguity of the situation has sent our fevered minds into a speculative frenzy. All of our questions will finally be answered tonight but you can while away the remaining hours by leaving your last minute theories in the comments section below. Who is Ashildr?

Who - or what - is Ashildr?

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The Girl Who Died will air TONIGHT at 8:25pm on BBC One. Click here to watch the trailer!

26 comments on this article
  1. Adel
    January 4th, 2016 at 4.17pm | #1

    Spoiler Alert!!! Stop reading this is you haven’t seen the last episode of season 9
    In season 8 episode 4 (Listen) the Doctor travels to the end of the Universe in an attempt to see what it was that haunts everyone’s nightmares, and in the process he finds Clara and Danny’s great grandson. In The finale (Hell Bent) the Doctor travels to the end of the Universe in an attempt to get Clara’s pulse back, and what, or who does he find there? Ashildr sitting on a chair waiting for the Universe to end. Am I crazy, or is there an undeniable connection between the 2?

  2. Noah Vale
    March 7th, 2016 at 9.35pm | #2

    Ash Ill Dr? That’s a clue right there, no? C’mon, this one is easy!!! Shall I call Mr. Holmes for you all? Or Nate River (greatest detective ever written; “Death Note”) How about that Noah Vale guy? Daniel Colin Cook?

    But we 3 can solve iT!.. well twice since I already did

  3. Noah Vale
    March 7th, 2016 at 9.36pm | #3


    You’re on the right track my friend!

  4. Noah Vale
    March 7th, 2016 at 10.19pm | #4

    @Clara-Anne T.

    Nah. She’s no doctor. It’s possible she might become the Mother of all Time Lords… ;) anyone consider that?

    Also; considering the nature of the Doctor and his two wives & two hearts conundrum, do not consider typical biology to be in his deck of cards.

  5. Anemone
    April 10th, 2016 at 1.00am | #5

    I think it means: A sheilder

  6. Clara
    August 18th, 2016 at 10.41pm | #6

    Obviously Ashildr is an immortal being who will eventually go after the Doctr in order to get revenge for him making her live forever.

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