As for the 'theory', no, just no. I don't see the rationale or the point. Romana is Romana, why would she possibly become the General?
And after all those adventures together, surely the Doctor would have recognised Romana in an instant, whatever body she was wearing. Even at the start of 'Destiny of the Daleks', he never doubted it was her!
And yet the twelfth Doctor didn't know Missy was a Time Lord until he felt her hearts, let alone that she was a female incarnation of his greatest frenemy!
So why would he know the General was a male incarnation of Romana, especially as they hadn't seen each other since Zagreus and on bad terms? And why would this possible Romana reveal themselves when the last they heard, the Doctor was in his War incarnation?
Although not a perfect theory, i much prefer it to not seeing another incarnation of Romana other than Lalla Ward. Is there some contract with her that there can't be another Romana? I really enjoyed Juliet Landau as the third Romana and would liked to have seen more of her in an official capacity or another actress' interpretation of the character.
True, but (makes up fan-theory on the spot ) Romana had travelled in the TARDIS and shared telepathic contact with her and the Doctor, so he would sense her that way. The TARDIS never forgets! As mbt66 says, really it depends on the writer and what they want to make true for their story.
'Oooh look, the First Doctor wasn't really the First Doctor, and every Time Lord is the Doctor, well fancy that I never saw that coming in over half a century!'
I think Romana=The General is just as good an idea as that. So I hope we never hear any more about it!
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