Defense of Mickey Smith of Doctor Who
Who are they trying to kid, the only reason people dislike Mickey is that he gets in the way of their OTPs.
Arrogant - In what way? If anything Mickey is modest to a fault. He’s fine with lively a small uninteresting life with the woman he loves not really caring about just how big the universe is. Even when he becomes a soldier and sees the universe he’s not arrogant and his whole purpose was to defend the people he loved. He didn’t think he was important, he recognized his insignificance. He just thought he meant more to Rose. They’d been in a long serious relationship and she left him without a second thought.
Annoying - Mickey was acting human. His girlfriend, a childhood friend he’s known since she was born, leaves him at the drop of a hat to go travel with a mysterious, untrustworthy man. But Rose unfairly expected Mickey to come running back to her the second she returned, like a doting dog. And he did. Because he truly, absolutely loved her more than anything else in the world. Something Rose couldn’t return yet still took advantage of.
Marries Martha - I don’t even know why Martha is disliked. She was the only companion who was helpful, smart, and listened to the Doctor. And also the only one strong enough to realize when she needed to get out for herself as well as the people she loved. Both of them have experiences with the Doctor and had their love life shattered because of the Doctor. They also both have huge altruistic hearts and want to help everyone. Seems like a perfect couple to me.
Why does Mickey deserve a hatedom simply because he’s not ok with his girlfriend going off on romantic adventures with another man for days, months, and years at a time?