The face is not set from birth. It’s not like he was always going to be one day Peter Capaldi. We know that’s the case because in The War Games he has a choice of faces. So we know it’s not set, so where does he get those faces from?

Can we talk about this for a second? That’s Steven Moffat saying that a story from the 60s affects the present of the show, that we can know something by inferring it from an episode over forty years old. That’s a fan speaking.

Hmmmm, is he inferring what I think he’s inferring here?

What do you think he’s inferring from War Games?

Ooh, not from War Games, but I think (judging by some other things he’s said too) that Peter Capaldi’s other appearances on the show are gonna come into play for this regeneration…that’s where Twelve’s gonna get his face from.