Well considering that last year I took an in-depth look at the Doctors, it’s only fair that I take an in-depth look at his arch nemesis. Now I’ll only be sticking to the TV versions, and some won’t be in depth as the others. But without further ado, here are my ranking at the Masters who have graced our screens.

The Character

Derek Jacobi: 5/10

Geoffrey Beevers: 5/10

Peter Pratt: 7/10

Anthony Ainley: 7/10

Eric Roberts: 7/10

John Simm: 7/10

Roger Delgado: 8/10

Michelle Gomez: 10/10

No surprise the newest Master walks away with the highest score. What can I say, she blew me away.

The Costume

Geoffrey Beevers: 5/10

Anthony Ainley: 6/10

Eric Roberts: 6/10

Peter Pratt: 7/10

Roger Delgado: 8/10

Derek Jacobi: 8/10

John Simm: 9/10

Michelle Gomez: 10/10

Sometimes it takes just the right costume to really make a character tick so well, and this costume fits Missy to a T. I couldn’t think of anything better.

The Introduction

Geoffrey Beevers: 5/10

Peter Pratt: 7/10

Eric Roberts: 7/10

Anthony Ainley: 8/10

Derek Jacobi: 8/10

John Simm: 9/10

Roger Delgado: 9/10

Michelle Gomez: 10/10

It was a great twist that no one saw coming, and Missy quickly established herself as one of The Masters to look out for in the future.

Best Story

1970s: 8/10

1980s-1990s: 9/10

2000s-2010s: 10/10

Dark Water/Death in Heaven manages to walk away with top marks as one of the best Master stories to ever be on TV, if not one of the best Doctor Who stories.

Worst Story

1970s: 5/10

1980s-1990s: 6/10

2000s-2010s: 7/10

Despite its flaws, The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords is still a good bad episode of the Master. It sometimes doesn’t quite work, but there’s a lot of great stuff in here nonetheless.

Best Moment

Peter Pratt: 7/10

Geoffrey Beevers: 7/10

Anthony Ainley: 9/10

Eric Roberts: 7/10

Derek Jacobi: 7/10

John Simm: 10/10

Roger Delgado: 10/10

Michelle Gomez: 10/10

We have three different Masters who each show just how good it is to be so, so bad. Each bring something new and interesting to the table unlike any other.

Overall

Geoffrey Beevers: 5/10

Eric Roberts: 6/10

Peter Pratt: 7/10

Derek Jacobi: 7/10

Anthony Ainley: 8/10

John Simm: 9/10

Roger Delgado: 9/10

Michelle Gomez: 10/10

Overall, I still have to give this to the newest Master. Maybe I’m just being biased, but I think Michelle really did something fantastic with the role that no other Master had quite done yet. Oh I hope she comes back again soon.

Final Tally

Geoffrey Beevers: 27/50

Eric Roberts: 33/50

Peter Pratt: 35/50

Derek Jacobi: 35/50

Anthony Ainley: 38/50

John Simm: 44/50

Roger Delgado:44/50

Michelle Gomez: 50/50

So there you have it. My look at the actors who made the Master the character that survives to this very day. If you disagree with anything, or have anything to add, feel free to leave a comment. Till next time.

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