For fifty-odd years (and several centuries, in-universe), the Time Lord known as The Doctor has traveled time, space and dimension righting wrongs and fighting world-beaters, lizard folk and the occasional robot pepperpot.  Thanks to his Gallifreyan heritage, he has the ability to regenerate into a new form after serious injury, which can lead to some complex issues, like not liking the color of his new kidneys.  In his Fifth incarnation, The Doctor had a fatal illness to certain gases in the Praxis range, leading him to wear a stalk of celery which would warn him of any such airborne substances.  Of course, since his death was due to spectrox toxemia, none of that really matters, but it’s an interesting weakness to have nonetheless.

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  1. If we include non-television material, Aspirin can be fatal to the Doctor (and other Time Lords). This was never explicitly stated within the TV series, but is within novels and audio dramas. However, there IS an episode of the TV series where Jo offers the Third Doctor an Earth medicine tablet, which he states could kill him, and while it was not directly said to be Aspirin in the episode, many fans speculate it was an Aspirin tablet after the subject was stated in later non-televised works.

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