Dominant Introverted Sensing [Si]: At his heart, Rory is a traditionalist. Though he goes off with the Doctor, he longs to settle down and live a modest life with Amy. He wants to live in a quiet village and have children and spend the rest of his days with the love of his life beside him. When they have to decide which reality is real in order to save their lives, Rory wants the world where he’s a doctor living in a small town with his pregnant wife to be the real one. He trusts his past experiences to make judgments about what is going on in the present. Rory has faith that he’ll come back to life if he dies because it’s happened several times already. Rory trusts the Doctor implicitly because he’s always gotten them out of every dangerous situation they’ve been in. He has total faith in him, even when things seem hopeless. He trusts the memories of prior events to guide him in future ones. If something’s running in your direction, it’s never a good thing. When the Doctor returns for Rory and Amy, he is surprised to learn that, following their encounter with Patient Zero, Rory has done a great deal of research about all of the latest scientific theories (“FTL travel, parallel universes…”) and has gained a better understanding of what they’re dealing with. He uses the information he has acquired and, instead of being fascinated by the TARDIS, flatly states that it’s another dimension. Whereas Amy just kind of goes with things, Rory always wants to know the specifics of what’s happening. Because Rory is detail-oriented, he can pick up on things that the Doctor, who is a big-picture thinker, overlooks.
Auxiliary Extroverted Feeling [Fe]: Rory devotes his professional life to caring for others. He has a warm, gentle disposition and genuinely cares about people. Rory typically doesn’t have trouble expressing his feelings and he can be quite sensitive to what other people think. He’s upset when the Dream Lord refers to him as the gooseberry, and becomes defensive about it. When he tries to have emotional conversations with Amy, she typically doesn’t want to talk and he usually needs to. He needs for Amy to reassure him about her feelings for him. After discovering that Amy had been traveling with the Doctor, the first concern that pops into Rory’s head is whether she missed him while she was gone. Rory’s humanity is one of his defining traits and he not only cares about the safety of those he encounters, but their happiness as well. Rory spends time going out and buying medical supplies to keep on hand so that he can help people whenever and wherever they need it.
Tertiary Introverted Thinking [Ti]: While Amy usually tends to just go along with whatever the Doctor says, Rory is more likely to poke holes in the Doctor’s logic and point things out that seem inconsistent, though he typically does so in a light-hearted way. He’s curious about everything that they experience, which leads him to ask a bunch of questions and do research of his own (Si-Ti). He’s good at translating the Doctor’s highly scientific explanations for things into simpler terms. When River tells Amy and Rory that they can’t tell the Doctor about his death because interacting with his past self could rip a hole in the universe, Amy argues saying that he’s done it before, but Rory reminds her that doing so did cause the universe to blow up. When the Doctor tells them that they are outside the universe, Rory doesn’t understand how they can be outside the universe when the universe is everything. His sense of logic comes from what he’s experienced, and he builds his own sense of rationality based on what he has seen before. When he is introduced to new information, he commits it to memory and utilizes his acquired knowledge in future situations that call for it.
Inferior Extroverted Intuition [Ne]: Rory stimulates his inferior function by traveling with the Doctor and Amy. He gets a thrill out of going new places and doing new things, but he’s always happy to return to his routine life. Rory is good at imagining worst-case scenarios and doesn’t usually take big risks. He is more practical than imaginative and, thanks to his practicality, Rory tends to keep the Doctor and Amy grounded. The more time he spends traveling the universe with the Doctor, the more open he is to new concepts, new ideas, and possibilities. His imagination expands and expands until there’s basically nothing that’s too “out there” for him to digest.
Enneagram: 6w7 9w1 2w1 Sx/So
Rory: I want the other life. I mean we were happy and settled and… about have a baby.
Amy: But don’t you wonder, if that life is real, then why did we give up all this? Why would anyone.
Rory: Because we’re going to freeze to death.
Rory: Where is everyone?
The Doctor: All right, Rory, switch the time glass on and sonic it. I’m sending a command signal to the screwdriver. Amy’s here somewhere, if I can just get a lock on her. I wonder what happens if we mix the filters. And there they are. Forty thousand time streams overlapping. Red waterfall isn’t one time stream. It’s thousands.
Rory: Are they happy?
The Doctor: Oh Rory. Trust you to think of that. I think they’re happy to be alive. Better than the alternative.
Rory: You know, Howie had been in speech therapy. He’d just got over this massive stammer. Quite an achievement. I mean, can you imagine? I’d forgotten not all victories are about saving the universe.
The Doctor: [to Rory] Loyal soldier, waiting to be noticed. Always the pattern. Why is that?
Brian: What’s the escape plan?
The Doctor: Why do we want to escape?
Brian: They have us hostage.
Rory: They’re taking us somewhere. We might learn from it.
The Doctor: Ah… you see, so clever! I’ve missed you, Rory.
Rory: And what have you been doing?
Amy: Well… running. And fighting. I’ve been scared. More scared than I thought—
Rory: Did you miss me?
Amy: I… I knew I’d be coming back.
Rory: He was right. It blots out everything else.
Amy: Rory, it’s our date. Let’s not do this.
The Doctor: [after entering the TARDIS] It’s a lot to take in, isn’t it? Tiny box, huge room inside; what’s that about? Let me explain…
Rory: It’s another dimension.
The Doctor: It’s basically another dimen — what?
Rory: After what happened with Prisoner Zero, I’ve been reading up on all the latest scientific theories. FTL travel, parallel universes.
The Doctor: I like the bit when someone says “It’s bigger on the inside!” I always look forward to that.
Rory: We have two lives. Real life and Doctor life. Doesn’t feel like real life gets much of a look-in.
Amy: What do we do?
Rory: You can’t just leave, Doctor.
The Doctor: Yes, of course I can. Quick jaunt, restore sanity. Oo! Hey. Come if you like.
Brian: They can’t just go off like that.
The Doctor: Can’t they? Can’t you? That’s how it goes, isn’t it?
Rory: I’ve got my job.
The Doctor: Oh yes, Rory. The universe is awaiting but you have a little job to do.
Rory: Ah. It’s not little, it’s important to me. What you do isn’t all there is.
The Doctor: I never said it was. Alright. Fine. I’ll be back, soon. Monitor the cubes. Call me. I’ll have the TARDIS set to every Earth news feed.
Rory: Uh, listen mate; If anybody’s the gooseberry, it’s the Doctor!
The Dream Lord: Well, now there’s a delusion I’m not responsible for.
[after Rory apparently rescues Melody and brings her to Amy]
Rory: [starting to tear up] Oh god, I was going to be cool. I wanted to be cool, and now look at me.
Amy: [smiles tearfully] A crying Roman with a baby – Definitely cool.
The Doctor: You okay?
Rory: No. I watched her die. I shouldn’t let it get to me, but it still does. I’m a nurse.
The Doctor: Letting it get to you. You know what that’s called? Being alive. Best thing there is. Being alive right now is all that counts.
The Doctor: Behold! A cockerel. Love a cockerel. And underneath a monastery. Ah, thirteenth century.
Amy: Oh. We’ve gone all mediaeval.
Rory: I’m not sure about that.
Amy: Really? Mediaeval expert, are you?
Rory: No, it’s just that, I can hear Dusty Springfield.
Rory: I think we should go.
Amy: Come on!
Rory: I’m telling you, when something runs toward you, it’s never for a nice reason.
Rory: The Doctor’s always saying, “Don’t wander off.” First rule with him, actually. “Don’t wander off.”
Rory: Are you sure you’re feeling better? No more super-elastic punches?
Ganger Jen: I’m different now. Stronger.
Rory: The Doctor won’t hurt you. He wants to help, Jennifer. Okay?
Ganger Jen: You used my name. You used my name. Thank you! Amy’s a lucky girl.
Rory: Yeah, she is.
Amy: We don’t really know anything about them yet.
Rory: I know that she’s afraid. And she needs our help.
The Doctor: Rory Pond.
Amy: Rory. Come on.
Rory: Jen’s out there. She’s out there and she’s on her own.
The Doctor: Well if she’s got any sense then she’s hiding. Rory!
Rory: I can’t leave her out there.
The Doctor: Rory!
Rory: I know you understand that.
Amy: Get in here. Get in here.
Rory: Amy, basic fact of our relationship is that I love you more than you love me. Which today is good news, because it might just save both of our lives.
Rory: [leaving Amy a message] Hey! It’s me. Hello! How are you? Um, the reason for this call is because I haven’t told you for seven hours that I love you, which is a scandal! An even if we weren’t getting married tomorrow I’d ask you to marry me anyway. Yes I would! Because you are smashing.
Rory: You know what’s dangerous about you? Something you make people take risks is you make them want to impress you. You make it so they don’t want to let you down. You have no idea how dangerous you make people to themselves when you’re around.
The Doctor: Look around you. Examine everything. Look for all the details that don’t ring true.
Rory: Okay, well we’re in a spaceship that’s bigger on the inside than the outside.
Amy: With a bowtie-wearing idiot.
Rory: So maybe “what rings true” isn’t so simple.
The Doctor: Valid point.
The Doctor: You’re a doctor?
Rory: Yeah. And unlike you I’ve actually passed some exams.
The Doctor: You’re a doctor, not a nurse, just like you’ve always dreamed. How interesting.
Rory: I promise you, Ambrose, I trust the Doctor with my life. We stick to his plan.
Rory: [about Amy] Did she miss me?
Amy: Is there a way down?
Rory: No. But there’s a way out.
Amy: What are you doing? Rory, what are you doing? Rory, stop it. You’ll die.
Rory: Yeah, twice. In the same building on the same night. Who else could do that.
Amy: Just come down, please.
Rory: This is the right thing to do. This will work. If I die now, it’s a paradox right? The paradox’ll kill the Angels. Tell me I’m wrong, Go on, please. Because I am really scared. [she’s quiet] Great. The one time you can’t manage it.
Rory: Amy. I’m gonna need a little help here.
Amy: Just stop it!
Rory: Just think it through, this will work. This will kill the Angels.
Amy: It will kill you, too.
Rory: Will it? River said that this place would be erased from time, never existed. If this place never existed what did I fall off?
Amy: You think you’ll just come back to life?
Rory: When don’t I?
Rory: Anyway, what else is there? Dying of old age downstairs, never seeing you again? Amy, please. If you love me, then trust me and push.
Amy: I can’t.
Rory: You have to!
Amy: Could you? Could you if it was me? Could you do it?
Rory: To save you, I could do anything.
The Doctor: She’ll be fine. Nothing can get into this box.
Rory: Well. You got in there.
The Doctor: Well there’s only one of me. I counted.
Rory: This box needs a guard. I killed the last one.
The Doctor: No. Rory, no. Don’t even think about it.
Rory: She’ll be all alone.
The Doctor: She won’t even feel it.
Rory: Yeah, you bet she won’t.
The Doctor: Two thousand years, Rory. You won’t even sleep. You’ll be conscious every second. It would drive you mad.
Rory: Will she be safer if I stay? Look me in the eye and tell me she wouldn’t be safer.
The Doctor: Rory, you—
Rory: Answer me!
The Doctor: Yes. Obviously.
Rory: Then how could I leave her.
The Doctor: Why do you have to be so… human?
Rory: Because right now I’m not.
Rory: Why aren’t there any lights? I miss lights. You don’t even miss things ’til they’re gone, do you? It’s like what my Nan used to say. You’ll never miss the water ’til the well runs dry.
Rory: Except lights, I mean. Not water. Lights are great, aren’t they? I mean if this place is all lit up we wouldn’t be worried at all.
The Doctor: Spiders. We don’t normally get spiders in space.
Brian: [walking out] What the—
The Doctor: Don’t move! Do you really think I’m the stupid, I wouldn’t notice. How did you get aboard, hey? Transmat? Who sent you?
Rory: Doctor. That’s my dad.
The Doctor: Well frankly that’s outrageous.
The Doctor: You think you can just bring your dad along without asking? I’m not a taxi service, you know.
Rory: You materialized around us!
The Doctor: Oh! Well that’s fine then. My mistake. Hello Brian! How are you? Nice to meet you? Welcome. Welcome. This is the gang. I’ve got a gang. Yes! Come on then, everyone!
Howie: I’ve worked out where we are.
Howie: See, the US government has entire cities hidden in the Norwegian mountains. See, earth is on a collision course with this other planet. And this is where they’re going to send all the rich people when it kicks off.
Howie: It’s all there on the internet.
Rory: No, it’s amazing you’ve come up with a theory even more insane than what’s actually happening.
Brian: What’s that?
Rory: Well you carry a trowel, I carry a med-pack. It’s all about the pockets in our family. This is an ice patch. It cools the skin.
Brian: Never seen one of those.
Rory: Yeah, I look out for cool stuff wherever we go. Some people it’s cars and hardware. For me, it is nursing supplies. Painkiller. Now this won’t hurt. [he jabs him]
Rory: I lied. It won’t hurt from now on though.
Amy: Oh, you’re really letting him do this?
Rory: Save us all? Yeah. I am.
Elliot: There’s only one explanation as far as I can see.
Rory: What’s that then?
Elliot: The graves eat people. Devour them whole. Leaving no trace.
Rory: Not sure about that.
Elliot: They didn’t steal the body from above. They couldn’t have got it from the sides. Only other thing is the dead did it from underneath.
Rory: Not very likely though.
Elliot: When you’ve eliminated the impossible, whatever remains—however improbable—must be the truth.
Elliot: Sherlock Holmes. Got the audio book. The graves around you eat people.
The Doctor: Yes, I know that, Rory. I’m not exactly one to miss the obvious but we need everything we can get. Okay, Cyber weapons! This is basically a sentry box. So headless wonder here was a sentry. Probably got himself duffed up by the locals. Never underestimate a Celt.
The Doctor: Hush, Rory. Thinking. Why leave a Cyberman on guard unless it’s a Cyberthing in the box but why would they lock up one of their own? Okay, no, not a Cyberthing. But what? What? Oh! Missing something obvious, Rory. Something big. Something right slap in front of me. I can feel it.
Rory: Yeah. I think you probably are.
The Doctor: I’ll get it in a minute.
River: We’ve told him all we can. We can’t even tell him we’ve seen his future self. He’s interacted with his own past. It could rip a hole in the Universe.
Amy: Except he’s done it before!
Rory: And in fairness the Universe did blow up.