I’m going to be ambitious and answer for audio!Eight, book!Eight, and comic!Eight
Why I like them: Unf Paul McGann’s voice. Big Finish’s audios have such great overarching storylines (everything from Storm Warning leading up to Zagreus, all of the Divergent Universe culminating in The Next Life, everything in the NEAs leading up to To The Death grinding my heart into powder).
Favorite outfit: Irrelevant for audio. My favourite variations include mean!Eight and tortured!Eight. I’m just a bad person if you guys didn’t realize it by now.
OTP: I ship him with everyone, is this a surprise. Well, no, not EVERYONE. But quite a few of them. I’m gaining a new appreciation for Eight/Lucie as I relisten to the NEAs. However, I’m not huge on the shipping for audio!Eight - not like Book!Eight.
A wish: I can’t wait for the audios set after To The Death and I hope they are every bit as heart-breaking as I imagine they must be. ALSO I WISH THERE WERE MORE FITZ AUDIOS yes.
An oh-god-please-dont-ever-happen: Big Finish can do little wrong in my eyes. There’s nothing worse for him to go through, is there?
5 words to best describe them: Hnnnnnnnnnng. That’s five words, right?
My nickname for them: Nope.
Why I like them: Because if it were possible I would eat sadness by the spoonful. That is my philosophy on life. Also he loves backrubs and gets amnesia and has Gallifrey angst and kisses everything that moves and has a room full of butterflies. In so many of the books I have read he is just written SO WELL, with so much depth and complexity and sadness and mystery.
Favorite outfit: My mind is drawing a blank right now. Does his “I’m-going-to-give-myself-an-angsty-haircut-in-the-wilderness-and-live-with-tigers” look count as an outfit?
Must you ask? Fitz, obviously. Doctor/his various one-book boyfriends can be cute, in a temporary way (Doctor/Karl, Doctor/Turing, etc.) but in the long-run, it’s Fitz. Cue the sappy playlist.
A wish: I wish there were more good fanfic with book!Eight. Oh hey I should finish some sometime, shouldn’t I?
An oh-god-please-dont-ever-happen: Again, and even moreso than audio!Eight, what worse could possibly happen to him? I guess Fitz dying UGH just typing that is hard. NEVER.
5 words to best describe them:
PERFECT, PERFECT, PERFECT, PERFECT, PERFECT. Brilliant, damaged, heart-breaking, sweet, alien.
My nickname for them: I don’t really nickname characters.
Comic!Eight (Disclaimer - I’m thinking the comics with Izzy, I haven’t read the others)
Why I like them: Interesting how there are variations between the three. Comic!Eight is traveling with someone younger (though is she that much younger than Charley and Lucie? she seems it somehow) to whom he is a friend/father figure. Compared with book!Eight and audio!Eight, nothing truly awful happens to him. Though he has that one story where he is quite mean to Destrii and Fey, in *general* he is less violent/short-tempered than his other versions. He and Izzy have great banter. He is patient and fun and fatherly with her, and it’s wonderful. Also he is a vampire that one time.
Favorite outfit: His outfit.
OTP: I don’t really ship comic!Eight with anyone. Remember that one time Izzy thought he and Grace were boyfriend and girlfriend?
A wish: Don’t really have one. :x
An oh-god-please-dont-ever-happen: Bad things? :c Like I said, he’s been through so much less than book!Eight or audio!Eight, so he has … further to fall, if awful things were to happen.
5 words to best describe them: Fun, platonic, witty, clever, joyful.
My nickname for them: Still don’t have one.