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List of Doctor Who villains

This is a list of villains from the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. For other, related lists, see below.

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Helen A

Helen A, seen in The Happiness Patrol (1988), was ruler of a human colony on Terra Alpha. Outlawing unhappiness, she brutally controlled the population through executions conducted by the Happiness Patrol and Gilbert M's Kandy Man. Joseph C was her consort and she had a pet Stigorax, called Fifi. Joseph C will escape the city when the Pipe People revolt against Helen A's rule. Fifi was killed, crushed in the pipes below the city during the uprising. Helen A, unable to escape, only came to understand the Doctor's notion that happiness can only truly be appreciated when counter-balanced with sadness when she discovered Fifi's remains.

Abzorbafaloff

The Abzorbafaloff is a monster designed by nine-year-old William Grantham of Colchester, Essex for a "Design a Doctor Who Monster" competition held by Blue Peter.

The competition was announced in July 2005, and received 43,920 entries. These were judged by Blue Peter editor Richard Marson, presenter Gethin Jones, Doctor Who producer Russell T Davies and Tenth Doctor David Tennant. The first prize for the competition was to have the monster appear in an episode of Doctor Who. Tennant announced the winner on Blue Peter on 17 August 2005. Conditions of the competition meant that the monster had to be able to be made from prosthetics and not require CGI.

Russell T Davies revealed on the Doctor Who Confidential episode "New World of Who" that Grantham imagined the Abzorbaloff to be the size of a double-decker bus, so was initially disappointed to see the final size of his creation. However, Grantham's design had not included size specifications (though the remains of the monster's victims on and within his body hinted at his being huge) and a larger size would not have fit the criteria of the competition unless the monster were superimposed on footage later on a larger scale. Ultimately, CGI was used for some shots of the talking faces on the Abzorbaloff.

Appearing in the episode "Love & Monsters", the Abzorbaloff, played by Peter Kay, was a creature that absorbed other living beings into his body with a simple touch. In doing so, the Abzorbaloff made his victims part of himself, adding their memories and knowledge to his own. The victims retain their identity and consciousness for at least several weeks after absorption, during which time their faces can be seen embedded in his flesh, but eventually, those too are eliminated as they are fully absorbed. During this period, however, the absorption process works both ways - in becoming part of the Abzorbaloff, they are able to access his thoughts, just as he is able to access theirs. To restrain his absorption ability, the Abzorbaloff requires the use of a "limitation field", which limits absorption to physical contact. The Abzorbaloff hails from Clom, the sister planet to Raxacoricofallapatorius, homeworld of the criminal Slitheen clan. Despite a passing resemblance to them, the Abzorbaloff spoke of the Raxacoricofallapatorians with contempt.

Seeking to absorb the Doctor and his hundreds of years of experience, the Abzorbaloff adopted a human disguise as "Victor Kennedy", his limitation field generated by the ornate cane he wielded. Taking charge of "LINDA" (London Investigation 'N' Detective Agency), a small group of ordinary people who followed the exploits of the Doctor, the Abzorbaloff steadily absorbed their numbers one by one, until only Elton Pope remained. Pursuing Pope through the back streets of London, the Abzorbaloff was confronted by the Doctor, who stirred the absorbed victims to fight against the monster. Pulling the Abzorbaloff's body in different directions, the victims made him drop his cane, which Elton snapped in two, destroying the limitation field and causing the Abzorbaloff's absorption power to run out of control. His body collapsed into liquid and was itself absorbed by the Earth.

"Abzorbaloff" is not the actual name of the species, but was coined independently by Elton Pope and the Doctor. The monster was seen to approve of the term, however. Other names thrown at him by the Doctor and Elton included "Abzorbatron", "Abzorbaling", "Abzorbatrix" and "Abzorbaclon".

It was never explained how the Abzorbaloff species (if there is one) was able to survive without the technology that allowed the limitation field, as presumably there must have been a time when the species, having just begun a civilization, did not have said technology. The Doctor Who website refers to Slitheen distant cousins by the name of "Absorvalovian Rebels" in one of Captain Jack's Monster Files.

The Abzorbaloff's homeworld is referenced in The Stolen Earth, when the Doctor is reading the names of the stolen planet, he states, "Clom? Who'd want Clom?" for obvious reasons.

Father Angelo

Father Angelo, played by Ian Hanmore, was the leader of the monks who captured the Torchwood Estate and gave refuge to a werewolf, as seen in "Tooth and Claw" (2006). He sought to take the throne from Queen Victoria, but she shot and killed him.

Animus

The Animus was an alien intelligence from an unknown planet which landed on the planet Vortis. It could take over any living creature that was in contact with gold and had already taken control of the ant-like Zarbi when the Doctor and his companions arrived on Vortis in the serial The Web Planet. One of Vortis' surviving lifeforms, the Optera, referred to the Animus as "Pwodarauk". The Animus manifested itself within an organic, self-healing palace called the Carcinome.

At the end of the story, the Animus's true form was revealed, as resembling an octopus with some arachnid features. The First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki help the Menoptra to destroy the Animus using the Menoptra's secret weapon, the Isop-tope. After that, it is assumed that natives of Vortis managed to resolve their differences peacefully.

The Animus has returned or been mentioned in several spin-off stories. In the Missing Adventure Twilight of the Gods by Christopher Bulis, the Second Doctor, Jamie and Victoria return to Vortis and encounter a seed of the Animus which had survived. The New Adventure All-Consuming Fire by Andy Lane identified the Animus with the Great Old One Lloigor from H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. Finally, an article by Russell T Davies in the Doctor Who Annual 2006 says that the "Greater Animus perished" in the Time War, "and its Carsenome (sic) Walls fell into dust." These references, like the rest of the spin-off media, are of open to interpretation (see Whoniverse#Inclusion and canonicity).

Azal

Azal was the Dæmon from the planet Dæmos that terrorised Devil's End in the Third Doctor story The Dæmons. Summoned by the Master, Azal had a gargoyle, by the name of Bok, as a servant. Azal landed on Earth over a million years ago and did help in the development of mankind. Azal was awakened after an archaeological professor, Professor Horner, who was digging out the cave at Devil's Hump that was a part of Azal's ship. Azal created a heat barrier around Devil's End. Azal had contact with the Master though the ceremony with the Master's coven. The Master wanted Azal's power, but he wanted to give it to the Doctor, but the Doctor refused. Then Azal decided to give the Master his power and destroy the Doctor. Jo Grant told Azal to kill her instead. Azal, not understanding her willingness to give her own life for someone else's caused Azal's power to turn against him and destroyed himself and his ship at the dig at Devil's Hump was destroyed. Things at Devil's End returned to normal, the heat barrier gone and Bok is a normal statue again.

B

Baltazar

Baltazar, Scourge of the Galaxy, is a space pirate in the animated Tenth Doctor serial, The Infinite Quest, featured as part of the second series of Totally Doctor Who in 2007, voiced by Anthony Head. Using enhanced rust, the Doctor destroyed the ship Baltazar had built, Baltazar having destroyed the entire Earth defence. With his space piracy, cybernetics, robot parrot, and desire to crush planets into precious gems, Baltazar bears a striking resemblance to The Captain, a character from the Fourth Doctor adventure, The Pirate Planet. In Episode One of The Infinite Quest, The Doctor tells Martha Jones Baltazar destroyed a planet in the 40th century. Also, Baltazar crafted the ship he travelled in, proudly telling the time travellers he built it over numerous decades. At the end of Episode One, Baltazar was meant to end up on a prison planet, The Doctor predicted. In Episode Two, Caw took the TARDIS to his homeworld, Pharos. Caw claimed Baltazar had ended up on a prison planet. He gave Martha Jones a medallion, and the Doctor part of a black box recorder, which the Doctor said would eventually lead them to "The Infinite", a mythical ship that was made in the "Dark Times", as the Doctor put it. But when the TARDIS left, it was revealed Baltazar was hiding behind the TARDIS. He had asked Caw to give the Doctor a tracking device. He laughed, claiming they would find "The Infinite" for them.

Once he discovers The Infinite, he orders Martha to find the hold to find the treasure. After the Doctor rescues Martha, he discovers an illusion showing "what the Heart desires". The Doctor, meanwhile, uses his sonic screwdriver to tear the ship apart. He then orders Squawk to escort him to Volag-Noc where he is imprisoned.

The title "Scourge of the Galaxy" previously belonged to the Macra race before their devolution into beasts.

Beast

The Beast was an ancient being that had been trapped for billions of years in a pit at the centre of the planet named in the Scriptures of the Veltino as Krop Tor, orbiting the black hole designated K37 Gem 5 by humans. The centre of the planet, ten miles down, had a powerful energy source which kept it in constant gravitational balance against the pull of the black hole. This counterweight extended out in a funnel into open space.

The Beast claimed that he was the basis of the Devil-figure in all religions and mythologies, (including the Kaled god of war) and originated from before this universe's creation. It is not known whether or not this is true, as the Doctor stated he believed it to be impossible. Exactly what the beast was also remains uncertain; neither the Doctor nor the humans are able to determine its true nature. He had been defeated and trapped beneath the planet by the "Disciples of Light", who had crafted his prison such that if he ever freed himself, the gravitational force would collapse and the planet would be pulled into the black hole, destroying them both.

The Beast was awakened when a human expeditionary force flew their ship through the funnel to land on the planet, hoping to excavate and claim the power source for their Empire. The Beast exhibited the ability to telepathically possess and speak through other beings, in particular the empathic Ood, who became his "Legion of the Beast". He was also able to divine the hidden fears and secrets of those with whom he spoke, unnerving them greatly.

He possessed Toby Zed, a human member of the expedition while leaving his own body, which resembled a horned demon, still chained in the Pit at the heart of Krop Tor. In this way he hoped to escape his prison. However, the Tenth Doctor smashed the power source containing the Beast's prison, causing Krop Tor to be dragged into the black hole and the Beast's original body to burst into flames. At the same time, while fleeing the planet in a rocket with the survivors of the expedition, Toby's possession manifested itself, angrily proclaiming that as long as he was feared, he could never be destroyed. However, Rose Tyler shot out the cockpit window with a bolt gun, causing the possessed Toby to be blown into space towards the black hole.

The Beast claimed that he had many names, among them Abaddon and Satan. It is unknown whether they are the same. Gabriel Woolf, who provided the Beast's voice, also played Sutekh the Destroyer in the 1975 serial Pyramids of Mars, an entity who was also said to have been named Satan.

In the Torchwood episode "End of Days" a similar giant creature named Abaddon is released from the Cardiff spacetime Rift and is referred to as the "son of the great Beast". The Torchwood website alludes to the Beast by asking "Were there other beings like Abaddon? Are they also entombed underneath planets across the universe?".

Beep the Meep

Bennett

Black Guardian

Margaret Blaine

''See: Blon Fel-Fotch Pasameer-Day Slitheen

Bok

Bok was the gargoyle servant of Azal in the Third Doctor story The Dæmons. Made of stone, he was bulletproof. He was blown apart by a UNIT bazooka, but reformed moments later. He reverted to his statue form when Azal was defeated.

Borad

Borusa

BOSS

BOSS or Biomorphic Organisational Systems Supervisor, voiced by John Dearth, (who was later in Doctor Who as Lupton in Planet of the Spiders (1974)), appeared in The Green Death (1973). BOSS was a supercomputer with a megalomaniac personality, able to brainwash humans, including Captain Mike Yates who later suffered a nervous breakdown because of this. It was responsible for producing the polluting chemicals that mutated maggots into Giant Maggots. BOSS planned to link up with all the other computers on Earth and enslave humanity. Stevens, a human brainwashed by BOSS, sacrificed himself when his mental programming was partially broken by the Third Doctor, blowing himself and the computer up as the Doctor escaped.

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Taren Capel

Max Capricorn

Max Capricorn, played by George Costigan, appeared in the Tenth Doctor story "Voyage of the Damned". He was the owner of a luxury spaceship cruiseliner company, but was voted out by the other owners of the company and planned to get his revenge by crashing one of his ships into the Earth, killing all life on the planet as well as the 2000 people on board; selling his shares, he would earn enough to retire and see the remainder of the company in prison for mass murder. Due to his advanced age (he had been running his company for more than a hundred years), he had been reduced to a head in a tank, a cyborg dependent on life support (the common prejudice against cyborgs may have played a part in his removal from his company). Astrid Peth stopped his plan by pushing him into the live engine, sacrificing herself in the process. Max was the highest person of authority so control of The Host was his. When Max was killed, control passed to the next person of authority, the Doctor.

The Captain

The Captain was a space pirate who appeared in the fourth Doctor episode The Pirate Planet. He was a cyborg, with half of his body covered in cybernetics, and had a pet robot parrot, named Polyphase Avitron, that rested on his shoulder. He was prone to ridiculous expletives like "by the beard of the sky demon!" and "moons of madness!", and was directly served by a nurse and a nervous little man named Mr Fibuli. The Captain piloted an entire planet called Zanak, which would materialize around other planets and crush them into precious gems. The Captain kept a trophy room of the super-compressed planets he had conquered. Toward the end of the episode, it was revealed that the Captain's nurse was actually a projection of a queen named Xanxia, who was controlling the Captain and using the energy created by the crushing of plundered planets to fuel a machine that perpetually kept her a few seconds from death.

Matron Casp

See: Sisters of Plenitude

Lady Cassandra

Celestial Toymaker

Harrison Chase

Harrison Chase was an eccentric millionaire whose primary hobby was botany. He was a madman with a disdainful attitude toward human life, and favouritism over another form of life, in this case plant life.

Through his vast resources, Chase learned that the seed pods of a Krynoid, an intelligent form of alien plant life, had been found in Antarctica. A collector of rare specimens, Chase became obsessed with obtaining a sample, and successfully acquired one. He allowed the Krynoid to possess one of his henchmen, who began to mutate into a Human-Krynoid hybrid. As the monster grew in size and power, Chase too became possessed by the Krynoid.

Convinced of a future where Krynoids are the dominant life form on Earth, Chase aided the monster in earnest. By this time, the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith were trapped on Chase's property. Chase eventually captured Sarah and attempted to kill her by throwing her into a compost shredder. The Doctor stopped him, and the two fought, until Chase fell into the shredder and perished.

Mavic Chen

See: The Daleks' Master Plan

General Cobb

See: The Doctor's Daughter
Cobb, played by Nigel Terry, was a General, for the human faction on the planet Messeline. He asked the Tenth Doctor to join him in war against the Hath, in a bid to claim the Source-- which they were both searching for.

He later shot Jenny, the Doctor's daughter.

Matron Cofelia

Matron Cofelia of the Five-Straighten, Classabindi Nursery Fleet, Intergalactic Class was charged with the task of looking after the Adipose babies after their breeding planet became unfit for use in "Partners in Crime". Disguised as a human named Miss Foster, a play on "foster mother", she used the Adipose tablets to galvanize human fats into living creatures, the Adipose, despite it being illegal to use Level 5 planets for such purposes. She didn't tell the Adipose where they came from. After the Adipose babies were adopted, Cofelia was no longer needed and the Adiposian First Family decided to dispose of their accomplice, so the tractor beam used to carry Cofelia was shut off, and she fell to her death. She was portrayed by Sarah Lancashire. She owns a sonic pen which the Doctor describes as "sleek". It is stated the Sonic Pen has the Sonic Screwdriver's function, and the two work identically.

Chief Caretaker

The Chief Caretaker, played by Richard Briers, featured in Paradise Towers (1987), served the intelligence Kroagnon, the Great Architect of Paradise Towers. He sanctioned the robotic Cleaners' killings, but lost control of the situation and was killed by Kroagnon for his body.

The Collector

The Collector, played by Henry Woolf, as seen in The Sun Makers (1977) was the finance-obsessed Usurian overlord of the humans on Pluto. In his humanoid form, he was diminutive in stature, bald with bushy eyebrows and was wheelchair-bound. He spoke with a squeaky voice and was receptive to the praises of his underling Gatherer Hade. He reverted to his natural seaweed-like state in shock after he was trapped inside his wheelchair when the Doctor collapsed his economy amidst a revolution.

George Cranleigh

Cyberman

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Dalek Sec

Dalek Caan

Davros

De Flores

De Flores was a Neo-Nazi, based in South America, who aimed to establish a Fourth Reich, aided by a powerful Time Lord weapon, known as the Nemesis, as seen in Silver Nemesis (1988). He led a group of paramilitary men against Lady Peinforte, a group of Cybermen and the Seventh Doctor, who all vied to control the Nemesis. He possessed the bow - part of the Nemesis as it was in its statue form - which he and his men reunited with the statue body when it fell to England in a comet in 1988. After allying himself with the Cybermen, De Flores was killed by the Cyber Leader when he outlived his usefulness to them.

Destroyer

The Destroyer was an otherdimensional entity summoned by the sorceress Morgaine in Battlefield (1989) to aid her in defeating the Seventh Doctor. Known by many titles, including "Destroyer of Worlds", he was kept subdued by chains of pure silver, and even Morgaine hesitated in unleashing him on the world until he allowed the Doctor to gain the upper hand, thus forcing Morgaine to free him in a desperate attempt to avoid defeat.

At the time, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart had been called out of retirement to assist UNIT against Morgaine's invasion. Taking a box of silver bullets meant for combating werewolves from UNIT stores, he loaded a revolver with them. The Destroyer taunted the elderly Brigadier for being the best Earth could offer as its champion; the Brigadier's response was to fire the silver bullets into the demon. The building the Destroyer was in subsequently exploded in a burst of magical energy, and presumably the creature was destroyed with it.

The design for the Destroyer was based on theatrical devil's mask, modified so that an actor could speak through it. The cloak that covered its chainmail armour disguised the mechanical parts needed for the costume's special effects. Script writer Ben Aaronovitch originally intended the Destroyer to start off as a businessman who gradually became more demonic as he fell under Morgaine's spell, but this was time-consuming and expensive, so he stayed in one form throughout.

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Editor

The Editor was the mysterious manager of the space station Satellite 5, an orbital news station around Earth broadcasting across the whole of the Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire of the year 200,000. The character was played by Simon Pegg.

Little is known about the Editor, except that he managed the operations of Satellite 5 from Floor 500, unseen and unknown to the rank-and-file journalists who packaged and broadcast the news over six hundred channels. He also monitored the thoughts of all those connected to the archives of the station via chips implanted into people's heads, which were required to access the computer systems of the 2001st century. Through these implants, the Editor was able to instantly know whatever the person connected knew, and was even able to sense when a record was fictional or not, or that there was something out of place with a particular individual before a security check confirmed it.

The Editor was a smooth and sinister individual in the mould of an evil genius, but was not the true controller of the station. He reported to the monstrous slug-like extraterrestrial known as the Jagrafess. The Editor claimed that he represented a consortium of interstellar banks whose intent was to subtly control the Empire by means of manipulating the news. In the ninety years since Satellite 5 had been established, the social, economic and technological development of the human race had been retarded, making them inward looking and xenophobic. When the Ninth Doctor investigated this, he and Rose were captured by the Editor.

Initially, the Editor was both intrigued and frustrated at the fact that records of their existence did not seem to exist in the archives. However, because the Doctor's new companion Adam had accessed the archives of the Satellite, the Editor acquired the knowledge that the Doctor was a Time Lord and had a TARDIS capable of time travel.

Before he could gain the Doctor's secrets or claim the TARDIS, however, a human journalist named Cathica (who had been following the Doctor's investigation) reversed the environmental controls of Floor 500 that had been kept at an icy temperature vital for keeping the Jagrafess alive. Overheating, the Jagrafess exploded, apparently taking the Editor with him.

In the episode "Bad Wolf", taking place on Satellite 5 a century after "The Long Game", it was revealed that the Badwolf Corporation was behind the Jagrafess, and that his masters were the Daleks.

Eldrad

Eldrad was a Kastrian who saved his planet from solar winds, but then took down the barriers he created because the people wouldn't follow him. They sentenced him to destruction in an obliteration capsule, but his hand survived and ended up in a quarry on Earth. He regenerated himself by entering the nuclear reactor of a Power Station and came out as a thin Female Alien with violet skin covered in crystals, basing his form off his contact with Sarah Jane. Eldrad is a Silcon based lifeform from the planet Kastria.

See also: The Hand of Fear

Empress of the Racnoss

The Empress of the Racnoss featured in "The Runaway Bride" (2006) and as archive footage in "Turn Left" (2008). She was killed when Mr Saxon ordered her ship to be shot down. Her appearance resembled that of a huge red spider. She was portrayed by Sarah Parish.
See also: Racnoss

Eve

Eve was an android resembling a woman built by Hr'oln, last of the Cirranins. She was built to prevent the extinction of races like the Cirranins, but did this by rather unorthodox means. She put Hr'oln and other last ones in suspended animation, then put all but Hr'oln in MOTLO (Museum Of The Last Ones). However, she and a member of the Earth team named Frank were secretly cloning the creatures and selling them off to the highest bidder. The Doctor and Martha then arrived at the museum, and investigated the poaching. After Eve captured the Doctor, last of the Time Lords, Martha freed him, but accidentally teleported the Earth creatures back to Earth. During the ensuing chaos, Eve hatched upon a plan to get the cloned dodos to lay bomb eggs, with sabretooth cats and Megalosauri attacking people to keep them off the scent, so that she could stop having to note down every Earth extinction. She planned to destroy every planet in the universe this way. But when the Doctor pointed out this would be impossible, she tried to shoot him. Unfortunately for her, the gun backfired, killing her and revealing that she was an android. After her plans had been stopped, and Hr'oln was freed, Hr'oln promised to rebuild her. She is immune to psychic paper. As a novel character, her canonicity is unclear.

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Family of Blood

The Family of Blood are a family who appear in the Series 3 episodes "Human Nature" and "The Family of Blood" (2007) in which they are the titular entity. They are incorporeal, green telepathic creatures and refer to each other by their relationship followed by "of Mine"; "Father/Husband of Mine", "Mother/Wife of Mine", "Son/Brother of Mine" (who appears to assume leadership) and "Sister/Daughter of Mine". Because of their lack of form, they required a physical body to inhabit; they only had short lifespans without them and as such, sought that of a Time Lord. They had a time vortex manipulator allowing them to time travel. Their spaceship was stolen and was protected by an invisible shield. They could also animate different things for servants — in the case of their 1913 invasion of Earth, scarecrows — using "molecular fringe animation". They also possess hand-held energy firearms capable of disintegrating flesh and cloth - on the Doctor Who official website it is referred to as a "Bio-gun".

Ultimately, when trying to gain the immortality of the Time Lords, they pursued the last Time Lord: the Tenth Doctor, who chose to alter his biodata to become a human schoolteacher in England, 1913 until their lifespans expired. When he was finally tracked down in human form, the Family possessed the forms of four humans; Mr. Clark, a farmer, Jeremy Baines, a school prefect, Lucy Cartwright, a small girl holding a balloon and Jenny, a maid at the school. The original souls of the beings were killed, the original bodies only existing as vessels for the Family, and the Family attacked first a village dance and then the school to claim the Doctor. The Family's starship was eventually destroyed by the Doctor once his human persona was convinced to reassume his Time Lord configuration. It was learnt at this point why the Doctor chose to run from the Family; not out of fear but rather as an act of mercy; something the Doctor had now run out of. Each of the Family were trapped for all of time, an irony considering that they sought immortality. "Father of Mine" was tied up in unbreakable chains forged from dwarf star metal, "Mother of Mine" was trapped on the event horizon of a black hole, "Son of Mine" was frozen in time and dressed as a Scarecrow, left in the fields to watch over England as its protector, and "Sister of Mine" was trapped inside every mirror and unable to leave, still able to be glimpsed fleetingly by humans. "Son of Mine" mentions that the Doctor visits the sister once every year, and he wishes that the Doctor may forgive her in time.

Fendahl

The Fendahl was an entity that devoured life itself. It originated on the fifth planet of Earth's solar system, which the ancient Time Lords placed in a time loop in an attempt to imprison the creature. However, the Fendahl escaped and, in the form of a humanoid skull, was buried under volcanic rock on prehistoric Earth 12 million years ago. The story of the Fendahl passed into Time Lord myth, and was forgotten. The Fendahl's power, contained in a pentagram-shaped neural relay in the bones of the skull, affected life on Earth via a biotransmutation field, influencing life forms in its vicinity (including the early hominids) to develop into forms it could use.

In the late 20th century, the Fendahl skull was discovered in Kenya by a team of anthropologists under the leadership of one Dr. Fendelman. Fendelman brought the skull to an English research facility at Fetch Priory, near the village of Fetchborough. The Priory was built on a time fissure, causing psychic ability in some nearby residents. In the Priory, Fendelman and his fellow researchers Thea Ransome, Adam Colby and Maximillian Stael performed experiments on the skull, attempting to unlock its secrets. Fendelman used a crude time scanner to examine the skull, a dangerous activity which drew the attention of the Fourth Doctor. Stael attempted to capture the power of the Fendahl for himself by means of black magic rituals, performed with the aid of a local coven, but he, Fendelman and Ransome were all being used by the Fendahl to recreate itself.

The Fendahl was a gestalt creature with multiple aspects. Thea Ransome was transformed into the Fendahl Core, a humanoid female with golden skin and blank, staring eyes. Several of the cult members became slug-like creatures called Fendahleen. All the aspects of the Fendahl had powerful psychotelekinetic ability, and can control the muscles of human victims. The Fendahleen were vulnerable to sodium chloride, which altered the creatures' conductivity and destroyed their electrical balance.

In its final form, the Fendahl would consist of the Core and twelve Fendahleen; however, the Doctor was able to prevent the creature from reaching its full manifestation. He rigged Fendelman's time scanner to implode, destroying the Core and the Fendahleen. He also removed the skull, planning to drop it into a star about to go supernova.

The Fendahl has also appeared in the Eighth Doctor Adventures novel The Taking of Planet 5 by Simon Bucher-Jones and Mark Clapham, as well as in the Kaldor City series of audio plays and the Time Hunter novella Deus Le Volt by Jon de Burgh Miller.

Fenric

Fenric was a being described by the Seventh Doctor as "evil from the dawn of time", a malevolent force that survived the clash of energies present at the birth of the universe. In an untelevised adventure, the Doctor had encountered Fenric and defeated him by challenging him to solve a chess puzzle. When Fenric proved unable to solve it, the Doctor then trapped the being in a flask where he remained for several thousand years.

However, Fenric was still able to manipulate human minds and events through time and space. He set up pawns, bloodlines of families that were under his control and he could use, "The Curse of Fenric" stretching down through generations. These people were known as the "Wolves of Fenric", and their true purpose was unknown even to them. He also had the power to summon Haemovores, vampires which were to be the evolutionary destiny of mankind in a possible far future. The haemovores were strong enough to be able to weld metal with their bare hands, and were also immune to bullets. They could be countered, however, with a psychic barrier caused by faith.

Eventually, the flask was brought to a British Army base in Northumberland in 1942, where several Wolves, including the Doctor's companion Ace, were manipulated into freeing Fenric from his flask. He also summoned the Ancient One, the last of the Haemovores from the future, in an attempt to poison the world with a deadly chemical toxin. Fenric then revealed that he had manipulated the Seventh Doctor's life upon several occasions as part of his game, including creating the time storm that originally took Ace to Iceworld and influencing the Cybermen in their attempts to gain the power of the Nemesis statue. Eventually, the Doctor convinced the Ancient One to turn on Fenric; the Ancient One then destroyed Fenric and himself with the same toxin.

In Norse mythology, Fenric is another name for Fenrisulfr (more commonly known simply as "Fenrir" or "the Fenris wolf"), the monstrous wolf that will devour Odin during Ragnarök. The Virgin New Adventures novel All-Consuming Fire by Andy Lane also equates Fenric with the Cthulhu Mythos entity Hastur the Unspeakable. As with all spin-off media, the canonicity of this is open to interpretation.

Mr Finch

Mr Finch was an alias for Brother Lassar, the leader of a group of Krillitanes. His first and only appearance to date was in the 2006 series episode "School Reunion", in which he was portrayed by Anthony Head. His first name of "Lucas" is given on the Deffry Vale School website. According to an on-line interview with Head, Finch's original name in the script was "Hector", but this had to be changed when a check found a real headmaster named "Hector Finch". He is also aware of the Time War and the Time Lords' near-extinction.

The Krillitanes had taken human characteristics to infiltrate the Deffry Vale comprehensive school. Taking the position of headmaster, Finch gradually replaced the staff members with disguised Krillitanes and then enacted a series of reforms, including specialised programmes of study and free, but compulsory, school dinners. The dinners were laced with Krillitane oil, which was designed to enhance the intelligence of the pupils in a bid to use them to decode the Skasis Paradigm, which would give the Krillitanes control over the structure of reality. The Krillitanes could not use the oil themselves because their constantly changing morphology had rendered it toxic to their systems.

The Tenth Doctor and his current companions investigated the school, meeting his old companions Sarah Jane Smith and K-9 Mark III. Finch squared off against the Doctor, offering the use of the solved Paradigm and tempting him with the power, but Sarah's urgings helped the Doctor to refuse. In the midst of escaping, K-9 sacrificed itself by using its laser to blow up the barrels of Krillitane oil in the kitchen, showering most of the Krillitanes with it before the kitchen exploded, apparently killing them all. Finch is seen to be unnaffected by the oil (since he had taken permanent human form) but it is unclear if the subsquent kitchen explosion killed him or not.

Florence Finnegan

Florence Finnegan was the name assumed by the Plasmavore, played by Anne Reid, who was hiding from the Judoon in the Royal Hope Hospital in London when it was transported to the Moon in "Smith and Jones". To avoid detection by the Judoon, she sucked the blood out of Mr. Stoker, a consultant working in the hospital. This allows her to assimilate human DNA and register as human on the Judoon scanners. The Doctor later tricks her into sucking his blood, meaning that she registers as non-human, having assimilated non-human blood. The Judoon pick up on this. She attempts to rig a hospital MRI machine to kill all in the hospital (and the half of earth currently facing the moon). The Judoon execute her for the crime of killing an alien princess. The Doctor neutralizes the MRI energy.

Miss Foster

See Matron Cofelia.

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Gavrok

Gavrok was leader of the Bannermen who attempted to wipe out the Chimeron race in Delta and the Bannermen (1987). After pursuing the Chimeron Queen, Delta, to Earth in 1959, he was killed falling into his own booby-trap set around the TARDIS when he was overcome by a high-pitched scream produced by Delta's child, the Chimeron Princess, amplified by a PA system. (A probably not unintentional name-check is made in Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 3 (" Graduation Day Part 1"), with the Ritual of Gavrok)

Gods of Ragnarok

The three Gods of Ragnarok appeared in the 1988 story, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy by Stephen Wyatt. Appartently a trio of statue-like beings of godly power, they used lesser beings for sport in their Dark Circus and allowing them to live as long as they continue to fullfill their need to be amused. When the Pyshic Circus came to Segonax, they forced the circus' memebers into serving them and killed off the rest, manifesting themselves within regular time space in the guise of family consisting of a mother, a father and their young daughter When the Seventh Doctor came to the Psychic Circus and uncovered their plan, he went into their dimension to distract them until he gets the medallion used to summoned them and reflect the Gods' destructive energy back at them, destroying them and their Dark Circus.

The Virgin New Adventures novel Conundrum by Steve Lyons reveals that the Gods of Ragnarok created the Land of Fiction. As with all spin-off media, the canonicity of this is open to interpretation. (The Gods also display some similarity with the Osirian race of Sutekh, including the use of Eye of Horus symbol.)

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Magnus Greel

Magnus Greel is the former Minister of Justice of the 51st century Supreme Alliance, responsible for the deaths of 100,000 enemies of the state, earning him the epithet "the Butcher of Brisbane". He appears in the 1977 serial The Talons of Weng-Chiang.

After the Filipino Army defeats the Supreme Alliance at the battle of Reykjavik, Greel flees to 19th century China by means of a time cabinet which utilises zygma beam technology, taking The Peking Homunculus with him. There he is given shelter by a peasant, Li H'sen Chang, who believes Greel to be the god Weng-Chiang. However, the zygma beam has disrupted Greel's DNA, hideously deforming him and requiring him to draw the life essence from others in order to live.

The time cabinet is captured by Imperial soldiers and passed on to an Englishman as a gift, neither of whom knows its true nature. Seeking to recover the cabinet and reverse his condition, Greel and Li pursue it to London, where Li poses as a stage magician. There, they enlist the Tong of the Black Scorpion to obtain victims for Greel's organic distillation chamber, which extracts their essences for him to feed on.

Greel's plans are opposed by the Fourth Doctor, who warns him that using the zygma beam will cause an implosion that will kill thousands. In a battle with the Doctor in which the Peking Homunculus goes berserk and turns on his master, Greel dies from total cellular collapse after being pushed into the distillation chamber.

Other consequences of Greel's time travel are explored in the spin-off Virgin Missing Adventures novel The Shadow of Weng-Chiang by David A. McIntee, in which the Doctor again encounters the Tong of the Black Scorpion. Greel is also mentioned in Simon A. Forward's Eighth Doctor Adventures novel Emotional Chemistry, which is partly set in the 51st century.

Count Grendel

Count Grendel of Gracht was a Knight of the nobility of the planet Tara and the Lord of Castle Gracht, his sole on-screen appearance was in the Fourth Doctor serial, The Androids of Tara, part of the Season 16 quest for the Key to Time. The character was played by Peter Jeffrey.

While searching for the fourth segment of the Key, Romana discovered that it was disguised as the head of a statue representing the family crest of Grendel's family. After Romana transformed it into its actual crystalline form, the segment was confiscated by Grendel. Grendel did not know of the segment's true nature; his real intent was to use Romana (who resembled the Princess Strella) in a complex plot to seize the throne of Tara from Prince Reynart.

His plans were ultimately defeated by the Doctor. Although Grendel was considered the finest swordsman on Tara, the Doctor managed to duel him to a standstill, and he made his escape by leaping into the moat of Castle Gracht and swimming away.

A cultured and charming villain, Gracht used his breeding to cover a ruthless and cunning personality. He used and discarded people as easily as he would persuade them to do his bidding, and somehow always managed to live to scheme another day. He also appeared in the spin-off short story The Trials of Tara by Paul Cornell, where another attempt to seize the throne of Tara with the help of the salvaged remains of the Kandy Man was foiled by the Seventh Doctor and Benny.

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Klineman Halpen

Klineman Halpen was the Chief Executive of Ood Operations. At the age of six he was taken to Ood Sphere and saw the Giant Ood brain within. His father was the manager before him. He had a personal Ood that looked after him called Sigma. As his Job was very stressful he soon lost most of his hair and so was dosed with hair tonic by Sigma. His hair partially grew back. When the Ood began geting infected with "Red Eye", Halpen arrived on Ood Sphere to sort it out. When the entire Ood "livestock" were infected with Red Eye, Halpen ordered the gassing of all Ood. He then set of to destroy the Giant Ood Brain in order to contain the Red Eye and kill the Ood.

He placed detonation packs around the brain and prepared to detonate. He decided he would go into cargo as this job was over. When his scientist, Dr. Ryder revealed he was a member of Ood group, Friends of the Ood, Halpen killed him by throwing him into the brain. Ood Sigma had led the Doctor and Donna Noble to Halpen but then Sigma claimed he would always help Halpen. It was then that Sigma revealed that he had used the Hair Tonic liquid to dose Halpen with a liquid that turned him into an Ood. Sigma then declared he would look after Halpen.

Yvonne Hartman

Yvonne Hartman portrayed by Tracy-Ann Oberman in "Army of Ghosts" and "Doomsday" was the director of Torchwood One, the London branch of the Torchwood Institute founded by Queen Victoria, located in Canary Wharf. Whilst not a villain herself, she acted in the role of an antagonist, interfering with the Doctor's plans to stop what she was doing: widening the tear between her own world and that of an alternate Earth's, unknowingly helping to release a number of Cybermen into the world. When the TARDIS materialised within Torchwood HQ, she placed the Doctor as her prisoner and confiscated his TARDIS, although he was treated with much respect - as a guest, as the institute had much to learn from him. At the height of the war between the Daleks and Cybermen, she herself was cyber-converted, but the process was seemingly faulty as she turned on her fellow Cybermen, defending the Torchwood Tower "for Queen and country".

A report on the Torchwood TV series' fictional Torchwood Institute tie-in website about a motionless Cyberman by some stairs killed by Torchwood security personnel suggests she may have been killed although her ultimate fate has never been definitively revealed. The website also states that Hartman regularly collaborated with Jack Harkness and the other members of Torchwood Three. In Torchwood novel Trace Memory Yvonne is mentioned in Ianto Jones's flashback to when he was working in Torchwood One. However, like all Torchwood and Doctor Who spin-offs in other media, the ultimate canonicity of events described in relation to the TV series remain unclear.

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Jagrafess

The Jagrafess, or, to give its full title, The Mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe (AKA Max) was a gigantic, gelatinous creature similar to a slug in shape. Its exact origins are not known, but it was sentient and able to communicate in a series of growls and screeches. It had a life span of about 3000 years, with sharp, vicious teeth and several vestigial eyes. Its metabolic rate, however, meant that it had to be kept at low temperatures to survive. Its first and only appearance to date was in the episode "The Long Game".

The Jagrafess was the supervisor of the mysterious and sinister Editor on board Satellite 5, a space station that broadcast news across the whole of the Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire of the year 200,000. The Editor (who called the Jagrafess "Max" for short) claimed that the Jagrafess had been placed with Satellite 5 some ninety years before by a consortium of interstellar banks. The intent was to use the news broadcasts to subtly manipulate the Empire, retarding its social, economic and technological growth and turning it more inward looking and xenophobic. Control was enhanced by the use of computer chips, installed in every human brain; chips that allowed the users to access the computer systems of the 2001st century, but at the same time allowed the Jagrafess and its cohorts to monitor people's thoughts. In this way, the human race was reduced to slavery without them even realising it.

The environmental systems of Satellite 5 had been configured to vent all heat away from Floor 500, keeping it cold enough for the Jagrafess to survive, attached to the ceiling of the main control room. When the Ninth Doctor, Rose and Adam arrived on board, the Doctor recognised that human development had been deliberately obstructed and began to investigate. Ultimately captured by the Editor and about to be killed by the Jagrafess, the Doctor and Rose were saved by the actions of Cathica, a human journalist, who reversed the environmental systems. The Jagrafess overheated, bloated up and exploded, apparently ending its threat and the scheme to hold back the human race.

In the episode "Bad Wolf", taking place on Satellite 5 a century after "The Long Game", it was revealed that the Badwolf Corporation was behind the Jagrafess, and that its masters were the Daleks.

The Jagrafess was designed and created by Jean-Claude Deguara, a middle-aged freelance animator from Croydon.

Sharaz Jek

Sharaz Jek was a genius robotocist and partner of businessman Trau Morgus. Together they planned to harvest the rare Spectrox drug on the planet Androzani Minor using androids built by Jek. Morgus, however, "cheaped out" on Jek, supplying him with substandard equipment and Jek was caught in a mud burst on Minor. He was only able to survive by locking himself in a Spectrox baking oven, leaving him hideously disfigured. Jek thereafter bore a pathological hatred for Morgus, believing (quite possibly correctly) that Morgus had provided the faulty equipment deliberately.

When the Doctor and Peri Brown landed on Androzani Minor, they soon became entangled in a three way struggle between Jek's androids, gunrunners and Androzani Major troops. Jek found Peri beautiful and coveted her strongly. When the Doctor and Peri were to be executed by the Major troops, Jek replaced them with realistic androids, and later cared for Peri while the Doctor tried to get an antidote for the disease that the two of them had accidentally contracted.

When Morgus and the leader of the gunrunners, Stotz, arrived at Jek's base, Jek attacked Morgus and killed him, but was himself shot by Stotz. He died in the arms of his Salateen replica robot.

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Kane

Kane, seen in Dragonfire (1987), one-half of the Xana-Kane criminal gang of the planet Proamon, was exiled after capture by security forces to the cold, dark side of Svartos, where he became ruler of the space trading colony Iceworld. His body temperature was so cold that one touch from him could kill and in order to cool down, he lay in a cryogenic chamber. He branded his employees with his mark iced into their skin and had an ice sculpture of his partner, Xana, made. After creating a cryogenic army, massacring most of Iceworld's populace and having the dragon that was guarding him slain, Kane released Iceworld from Svartos' surface as a spacecraft, setting a course for Proamon to exact his revenge for his exile and imprisonment. When it transpired that, during the millenia that he had been a prisoner, Proamon had been destroyed, Kane, now in a state of desperation, committed suicide by opening a screen and letting light rays in that melted him.

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Kroagnon

Kroagnon, or The Great Architect, (featured in Paradise Towers (1987)), was the designer of Paradise Towers and Miracle City. He took an aversion to people occupying his buildings for fear of them ruining them and hence rigged devices to kill them off. He existed as a disembodied intelligence stored in a tank in the basement of Paradise Towers, feeding off those he had killed, before killing and taking the body of the Chief Caretaker, in which he is killed by Pex when dragged into a trap.

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Professor Richard Lazarus

Professor Richard Lazarus, played by Mark Gatiss in "The Lazarus Experiment" (2007), is a 76 year old human scientist whose research concerns the use of sonic technology to enable rejuvenation. His work is funded by the enigmatic Harold Saxon. He is obsessed with ensuring his immortality, despite the risks being taken or any potential losses in terms of human life.

After a malfunction at the first public demonstration of his process, he appears to be young once more. However, the experiment mutates his DNA, activating long dormant characteristics within his genes. He undergoes repeated transformations into a large, insectoid creature, which needs to steal the life energy from other beings in order to revert to a youthful, human form, killing them in the process. His first victim is his partner, Lady Thaw. He attempts to make Martha Jones's sister, Tish, his next victim, but she is saved by Martha and the Doctor.

After going on a rampage, Lazarus is seemingly killed by the machine which effected his transformation, which has been modified by the Doctor. However, he recovers in the ambulance called to remove his body, whereupon he feeds on the medics before seeking sanctuary at Southwark Cathedral. The Doctor, Martha and Tish follow him there. The sisters succeed in luring Lazarus up to the top of the belltower, at which point the Doctor plays the organ at maximum volume, which, in conjunction with the Sonic Screwdriver, resonates the church bell and plays havoc with Lazarus's sonically-manipulated genetic structure, eventually causing him to fall to his death. He then reverts to his aged, human form, his experiment undone.

Light

Light was an extremely powerful, almost God-like alien being. Long ago, he took a survey of all organic life in the universe, but almost as soon as he finished 'it all started changing.' Light went into hibernation in his stone spaceship, hidden in the basement of Gabriel Chase in Perivale Village, London, while members of his cargo took over the house in 1881 and attempted to integrate into Victorian high society. After being awoken in 1883, following the arrival of the investigating Seventh Doctor and his companion Ace, Light took the form of an "angel" and began to campaign against evolution and change, deciding to destroy all life so that his catalogue would never be out of date again. Before he could carry out his plan though, the Doctor told Light that it was futile to oppose evolution and that even he was changing. Unable to cope with this fact, Light 'dissipated' in the main hallway of the house.

Paradoxically, the emotionally volatile Ace, then 13 years old, burnt down Gabriel Chase in 1983 after sensing an evil presence; this was confirmed by the Doctor to the older Ace to be an "echo" of Light following his dispersal 100 years earlier.

Light's majestic appearance sharply contrasts with his doddering, confused behaviour.

Lilith

Lilith, played by Christina Cole, leads the Carrionite witches in "The Shakespeare Code" (2007). Although disguised in human form for most of the episode, her natural form appears more like that than that of other Carrionites. Her human form is of a young, attractive woman, which she uses to manipulate others for long enough to obtain a sample of their hair, which can be used to control them using technology similar to puppets. Using this, she drowns a play censor on dry land and causes one of the Doctor's two hearts to suffer cardiac arrest. She stops the Doctor from reaching the Globe therefore letting the Carrionites invade Earth

She is eventually trapped within her own crystal ball, which the Doctor locks in the attic of the TARDIS.

John Lumic

John Lumic was a physically disabled genius and megalomaniac who was the head of Cybus Industries on a parallel Earth. Among his many inventions were the Earpods, a highly popular and widespread communications and entertainment device which allowed the downloading of news and other information directly into the brain. Confined to a wheelchair, dependent on his ventilator and slowly dying, Lumic was driven insane by his desperate need to stay alive, so he researched possible ways of making humans immortal. He experimented on human subjects, namely homeless people kidnapped off the streets. The final solution he found was to bond the human body to a metal exoskeleton, with the brain preserved by "copyrighted chemicals." This gave birth to the parallel version of the Cybermen.

When the President of Great Britain refused approval for his conversion programme, Lumic took matters into his own hands. He first sent a force of Cybermen to assassinate the President and prominent members of society and government, then broadcast a hypnotic signal through the EarPods that directed the population of London to march towards the factories and begin cyber-conversion. In the process, one of his employees turned against Lumic and smashed his ventilator; rather than repairing it the Cybermen then took him unwillingly to be "upgraded". The employee was instantly killed.

Lumic was transformed into the Cyber-Controller, a Cyberman with glowing eyes and a transparent brain-case, wired into a cyber-throne. However, Mickey Smith managed to introduce emotions back into the Cybermen's makeup, causing them to go insane and destroy themselves, and setting alight to the factory in which the humans were being converted. The Cyber Controller was furious. In an attempt of revenge, he pulled himself free of the cyber-throne and pursued the ones who had brought the Cybermen's destruction. He attempted to climb aboard the zeppelin Mickey Smith, Rose Tyler, The Tenth Doctor and Jake were using to escape, in order to kill them. When he tried to climb the rope ladder however, Pete Tyler, counterpart to Rose's deceased father, severed the part the Cyber Controller was on, and sent the creature falling back to the blazing factory.

Lumic shares some similarities to Davros, the creator of the Daleks in the Doctor's universe.

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Malus

The Malus appeared in the Fifth Doctor story The Awakening (1984) by Eric Pringle. At one point the Doctor describes this demonic entity as "a living being re-engineered as an instrument of war." He seems to pity the Malus, claiming that killing is "the only thing it knows how to do" (suggesting that it was originally a more benevolent creature). Possessing vast power and capable of combining various time zones, it uses its powers to allow real people to pass through down the centuries and create energies, including fear, that it can feed on. To this end, it psychically projects hallucinations to sustain itself.

The Malus was travelling on a Hakol ship, which crashed centuries before the English Civil War. In 1643 it was briefly roused by a battle at the village of Little Hodcombe, but it subsided once both sides had massacred each other. When its companion, Hutchinson, dies and its means of "feeding" blocked by the Doctor's TARDIS, it knows it has been defeated. It then panics and reverts to its original programming to destroy all that it can; the church that housed it for so long is annihilated in an explosion.

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Master

Master of the Land of Fiction

The Master of the Land of Fiction was a human writer from the year 1926 who was drawn to the Land of Fiction and forced to continuously write stories which were enacted within that realm. The Master's name was never revealed, but he did identify himself as the writer of "The Adventures of Captain Jack Harkaway" in The Ensign, a magazine for boys. He was freed by the Second Doctor, and returned to his own time.

He tried to lure the Second Doctor into becoming his replacement as the controller for the "Master Brain Computer", the controlling force behind the Land of Fiction. When the Doctor out witted him and proved himself more than a match for both the Master Brain Computer and its human counterpart, the computer decided, against the wishes of the human controller, that the Doctor had to be destroyed in order to protect itself. However, the Doctor managed to avoid harm and freed the human control from influence by the Master Brain Computer, after which the human controller had no memory of what had occurred.

The Master of the Land of Fiction should not be confused with the renegade Time Lord known as the Master.

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Meddling Monk

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Monarch

Monarch was the megalomaniac leader of the Urbankans from the planet Urbanka. He was encountered in the Fifth Doctor story Four to Doomsday. His greed and ego were highly dangerous. The Urbankans originated from the Inokshi system but their own planet was destroyed through over mining, and destruction of its ozone layer, both caused by Monarch's desire for minerals to improve his craft. He had similar plans for the Earth, which he had visited four times in the past, each time halving the length of the journey time.

The Urbankans were a green-skinned lizard people, four billion of whom - apart from Monarch himself - had been converted into androids. Monarch wasn't totally converted, retaining fancies of the "flesh time" such as the belief that if he could pilot his vast craft faster than light, he would be able to travel back before the dawn of time and meet God, whom he believed would be himself (However, his extreme longevity - over forty thousand years - may point to partial cybernisation, or his species could just be naturally long-lived).

Being of the "flesh time" he proved susceptible to the virulent toxin he had planned to unleash to wipe out mankind, and was reduced in size to minute proportions.

Morbius

In The Brain of Morbius, Morbius was a renegade Time Lord from the Doctor's birthplace, Gallifrey. He had been a member of the High Council of Time Lords, and attempted to move the Time Lords' policy towards the rest of the universe from observation to conquest. When the Time Lords rejected him, he formed an army of his own. He promised his followers the secrets of time travel and immortality. Morbius was eventually defeated and executed by his fellow Time Lords for his crimes. However, his brain survived. The remaining organ was taken away by the fanatical scientist Solon, who was planning the resurrection of Morbius.

The Fourth Doctor and Sarah found Morbius in Solon's castle on the planet Karn. Solon had built a freakish Frankenstein's monster body from parts of crashed space travellers (including the arm of Solon's assistant Condo) and planned to place Morbius's brain in it. Solon drugged the Doctor, intending to use his head for Morbius's brain, but insisted that it would be "no crude butchery."

Sarah foiled Solon's original plan, but he had an alternative container for Morbius' brain — a large glass bowl with two eyestalks. Although he disapproved of using this, claiming it suffered from buildups of static electricity, Morbius insisted. Solon attached this to the patchwork body, and this time round, the plan worked. However, during the operation, Morbius' brain was knocked to the floor when Condo went into a fury at seeing his missing arm attached to the body, apparently causing Morbius further brain damage.

The ghoulishly resurrected Morbius fought the Doctor in a series of violent encounters. Their final confrontation was a dangerous Time Lord mental contest called "mind-bending". Although Morbius nearly won the confrontation, sending the Doctor into a coma, the strain caused his artificial braincase to overload, burning out his brain and leaving his body a berserk monster. The Sisterhood of Karn, longtime opponents of Morbius, chased the monster to a clifftop, from which he fell, apparently fatally. The Sisterhood then used the Elixir of Life (a substance of which they were guardians) to revive the Doctor.

Morbius's war against the Time Lords and his execution (including how Solon saved his brain and the Fifth Doctor's involvement in his defeat) are depicted in the Past Doctor Adventures novel Warmonger by Terrance Dicks. In 2008, Big Finish Productions resurrected Morbius for the Eighth Doctor stories Sisters of the Flame and Vengeance of Morbius. The canonicity of the novels and audios is uncertain.

Morgaine

Morgaine, or Morgaine, the Sunkiller, Dominator of the Thirteen Worlds and Battle Queen of the S'rax, portrayed by Jean Marsh in Battlefield (1989), was a sorceress from another dimension, who had previously battled Merlin, whom she recognised as the Doctor from his personal future. She directed her knights led by Mordred to Avallion, (Earth) through a rift in time and space, where she summoned The Destroyer, the Devourer of Worlds, from Hell and got hold of Excalibur. When Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart defeated the Destroyer, Morgaine and Mordred attempted to detonate a nuclear missile that was in convoy. However, the Doctor persuaded Morgaine that there was no honour in killing with this modern weaponry and she realised her fight was futile when the Doctor informed her that King Arthur, her lover and foe, had been dead for over a thousand years. She and Mordred were locked up by Brigadier Bambera as punishment for their killings.

Trau Morgus

Morgus, portrayed by John Normington, is the chairman of the Androzani Mining corporation in The Caves of Androzani. His company controlled a monopoly on the Spectrox drug which could be used to extend life. His plans were confounded by the robot army of Sharaz Jek whom he had betrayed years earlier. However, he was secretly funding both sides of the war between the military and Jek by funding the gun runners who sold arms to him. He hoped to use this advantage to help the military defeat Jek.

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Nimrod

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Omega

The Oracle

The Oracle, voiced by Christine Pollon, as seen in Underworld was a supercomputer with a meglomaniac personality that ruled P7E from the Citadel. To control the population, it demanded the sacrifice of those that opposed it. It attempted to destroy the Minyans on the fleeing spaceship R1C with fission grenades disguised as the race banks the Minyans sought. However, the Doctor was able to switch the banks with the grenades resulting in the destruction of the Oracle and P7E by the Oracle's own weapon.

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Lady Peinforte

Lady Peinforte, from the Stuart era, sought to gain control of the Nemesis, a powerful Time Lord weapon, as seen in Silver Nemesis (1988). She fashioned the Nemesis into a statue in her own image when a living silver metal known as Validium fell to Earth. Having knowledge of black magic, she and her manservant, Richard, travelled from 1638 Windsor to 1988 Windsor by drinking a magic potion, in order to reunite the arrow - part of the Nemesis in its statue form - with the statue body when it crashes back down to Earth in a comet. She was an expert archer, wielding a bow and arrows. When the Cybermen took control of the Nemesis, enraged and distraught, she merged herself with it. In doing so, she was killed as the Nemesis destroyed the fleet of Cyber-warships. She knew the Doctor's secret regarding his mysterious past as the Nemesis had told her, but when she threatened to reveal it, the Cybermen were not interested.

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Rani

Luke Rattigan

Luke Rattigan is one of the main antagonists from The Sontaran Stratagem and The Poison Sky. He was a genius child prodigy who invented a powerful search engine called Fountain 6 when he was twelve years old, making him a millionaire overnight. He created the Rattigan Academy, a special school for young geniuses handpicked from all over the world. Luke worked in league with the Sontarans to conquer Earth. He constructed a satellite navigation/CO2 emission reduction system called ATMOS, which was installed in 50% of all cars worldwide. The Sontarans promised Rattigan a planet for terraforming, Castor 6, which Rattigan affectionately names "Earth.2". Rattigan intends to take some of his most intelligent students with him to Castor 6, though they refuse. After Rattigan learns that the promise of Castor 6 was a lie, he uses a device built by the Doctor (sacrificing himself to save the Doctor) with the dual purpose of destroying the Sontaran vessel and incinerating the gas in Earth's atmosphere.

As a result of his intelligence and vast wealth, Rattigan was also extremely arrogant and spoiled: moments after meeting him, The Doctor immediately concluded that 'no one has said "no" to Luke for a long time'. However, the Doctor also expressed sympathy for the overwhelming loneliness Luke possibly suffered as a result of his vast intellect.

Robina Redmond

Robina Redmond (also known as The titular Unicorn) in The Unicorn and the Wasp is a jewel thief masquerading as Robina Redmond who came to steal the Firestone from Lady Clemency Eddison.

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Sabbath

Salamander

Salamander was a ruthless Mexican-born politician who attempted to take control of the United Zones Organisation, a supranational World government that exists in 2030.

He gained influence through an invention he developed that diverts solar energy to barren parts of the world increasing food production. He also built a secret underground lair in Australia with technology that allowed him to trigger volcanoes and earthquakes. The lair is staffed by scientists who believe the world has been irradiated by a nuclear war, and for some reason they must fight back against the surface by causing natural disasters. Salamander uses these disasters to his advantage - he unseats one rival, Alexander Denes, the Controller of the Central European Zone, by causing a dormant volcano in Hungary to erupt and having Denes blamed for negligence. He then tries to force Denes's deputy to poison him through blackmail.

As the Second Doctor was identical to Salamander, an opposing faction sought the Doctor's help to gain more evidence of his misdeeds. It later transpires that the group's leader Giles Kent, the former Deputy Security Leader for North Africa and Europe who was undermined by Salamander, is just as power-hungry. He had previously worked with Salamander in developing the secret bunker and corralling the underground scientists.

At the end of the story Salamander tries to flee justice in the TARDIS by impersonating the Doctor; however, Jamie sees through his deception, and Salamander is sucked out of the ship when the TARDIS dematerialises with its doors open.

Scaroth

Scaroth was the last of the Jagaroth, a vicious and callous warlike race, appearing in the serial City of Death. The last Jagaroth spacecraft exploded upon takeoff on prehistoric Earth. The energy from that explosion ignited the primordial soup that led to life developing on Earth and also fractured Scaroth into 12 aspects, scattered throughout Earth's history. Each splinter had the ability to communicate with the others, and disguising themselves as human, together they influenced Earth's technological development to the point where the last Scaroth (who had taken the alias of Count Scarlioni) could construct a time machine, travelling into the past to prevent his ship from taking off and thus saving his species and himself.

The scheme was financed by his earlier selves arranging for priceless art treasures to be passed down to Scarlioni. One such scheme involved his 1505 persona, Captain Tancredi, persuading Leonardo da Vinci to paint six copies of the Mona Lisa, so that in 1979 Scarlioni could steal the original from the Louvre and sell all seven copies on the black market.

Sensing the fractures used by the time travel experiments, the Fourth Doctor and Romana stumbled upon Scaroth's plans for the painting and foiled them. Scaroth used the prototype time bubble to travel back into the past anyway to stop his ship from taking off. However, Duggan, a private investigator who was aiding the two Time Lords, punched out Scaroth at the crucial moment. Scaroth was then sent back to 1979 where the time machine exploded, killing him.

Shadow

The Shadow appeared in the 1979 Fourth Doctor story The Armageddon Factor by Bob Baker and Dave Martin; he was a servant of the Black Guardian, and at least partially responsible for a war between the planets Atrios and Zeos. The extent of the Shadow's involvement with starting the war was unstated, but when the Zeons either were wiped out by the Atrian attacks or abandoned their planet rather than continue the war, he had a Time Lord named Drax build a computer, Mentalis, which would co-ordinate the remaining Zeon forces. Once Drax completed work on Mentalis he realised just who he was working for, but was imprisoned by the Shadow so as not to disrupt his plan. The Shadow then hid on a space station in orbit of Zeos (invisible to either the Atrians or Mentalis) and waited for the Doctor to arrive. In the meantime, Mentalis was more successful in fighting the war than the Zeons and pushed the Atrians to the brink of defeat.

The Shadow knew that the royal family of Atrios held the secret of the sixth segment of the Key to Time, and when the Fourth Doctor arrived he arranged for the Doctor and the last survivor of the family, Princess Astra to be kidnapped. With this done, the Shadow ordered Mentalis to cease its attacks and duped Atrios' military leader, the Marshall, into making a nuclear attack on Zeos — the result of which would have been that Mentalis would set off an explosion powerful enough to destroy both planets. This was intended as a prelude to the Black Guardian's ultimate plan, which would have been to plunge the universe into perpetual, unending war; as the Shadow explained, they did not seek any political power, but revelled in death and destruction.

Eventually the Shadow worked out that Astra herself was the sixth segment, and transformed her into the segment. Before he could attach it to the other five (which he had stolen from the Doctor), the Doctor took the segments back and with Drax's aid dismantled Mentalis. Finally, using the TARDIS, the Doctor set up a force field which diverted the Marshall's missiles into the Shadow's space station, destroying it. The Shadow perished in the explosion, but not before informing the Black Guardian of what had happened.

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Sisters of Plenitude

The Sisters of Plenitude are humanoid cats, also known as Cat People, who dressed like nuns in white and worked in the New Earth Hospital and, driven to desperation at their increasingly ineffective methods of disease control, bred living humans that they tested on to find cures for ever more deadly diseases. The Sisters appeared in "New Earth" (2006). At the conclusion of that episode, the Sisters were arrested for testing and experimenting on humans. In the episode "Gridlock" (2007), the last surviving Sister, Novice Hame, reappears, having received penance for her sins, protected by the Face of Boe as his nurse in the dying New New York. Both the Face of Boe and Hame stayed at the Senate, and every other person on New Earth died in 7 minutes by an airborne virus. The Face of Boe protected Hame in his smoke. During the intervening time, Hame had become very attached to the Face of Boe, and wept when he died.

Matron Casp, played by Doña Croll, was the leader of the Sisters, as seen in "New Earth". She hid a farm of humans, infected with all known diseases, used to cure the people of New Earth. Lady Cassandra released the Flesh who killed Matron Casp by touching her leg, thus infecting her, when she was climbing up a lift shaft in pursuit of The Doctor (who was possessed by the consciousness of Cassandra) and Rose. Consumed by diseases, she fell to her death.

Multiple times in both "New Earth" and "Gridlock" is "The goddess Santori" mentioned, who seems to be their deity.

Sontarans

Blon Fel-Fotch Pasameer-Day Slitheen

Blon Fel-Fotch Pasameer-Day Slitheen portrayed by Annette Badland and Alan Ruscoe, was a member of the nefarious Slitheen crime family. She appropriated the identity and appearance of Margaret Blaine, an MI5 official who was killed by the Slitheen so that her skin could be used as a disguise. The Ninth Doctor met her in Downing Street in "Aliens of London" when she and her family tried to push the Earth into a nuclear war, and use the remains of the planet for fuel. She was apparently killed when the Doctor helped Mickey Smith blow up No. 10 with a missile. It was later revealed in "Boom Town" that while the rest of her family had been killed, she had teleported out at the last minute. She had then gone on to become the lord mayor of Cardiff in the six months between the stories, and was planning to use the Cardiff Rift in conjunction with a planned nuclear power station to destroy the planet and use a tribophysical waveform macro-kinetic extrapolator to ride the shockwave into space, to find any surviving members of her family. The Doctor stopped this, and was going to send her back to her home planet, even though she would be executed. She tried to use the extrapolator in conjunction with the Rift and the TARDIS to execute her plan without the Power Station, however the TARDIS console broke open and she was exposed to the "heart of the TARDIS" the time vortex and with the Doctor's encouragement was regressed to an egg. The Doctor, Rose Tyler, and Jack Harkness then took her to the nurseries of Raxacoricofallapatorius so that she could start her life afresh.

Jocrassa Fel-Fotch Pasameer-Day Slitheen

See: Slitheen

Jocrassa Fel-Fotch Pasameer-Day Slitheen, a relative of Blon Fel-Fotch Pasameer-Day and Sip Fel-Fotch Pasameer-Day Slitheen, posed as Joseph Green MP, the real Joseph Green having been murdered for his skin, in "Aliens of London" and "World War Three" (2005) and was responsible for the murder of many alien experts at a briefing held at 10 Downing Street. He was presumed killed when a missile struck 10 Downing Street. Joseph was almost definitely based on then-Chancellor and current Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Josiah Samuel Smith

Thousands of years in the past a being called Light launched a survey expedition to catalogue all forms on the planet Earth. Josiah Samuel Smith was a member of the crew of Light's ship and mutinied against Light after he went into hibernation, thinking his catalogue complete. In the early 1880s, the ship had settled in the basement of a house named Gabriel Chase in Perivale Village, London. Smith began to evolve towards a human form, discarding husks of previous insect-like bodies. He had taken over the house by 1881, brainwashing its mistress, Lady Pritchard, as well as her daughter Gwendolyne, who killed her own father, Sir George Pritchard, under Smith's influence. Appearing to be strongly adept in genetics and science, as well as hypnosis, he created his own catalogue of creatures in suspended animation, including a hapless police inspector sent to investigate the Pritchards' disappearance - these specimens would awaken following the events set in motion by the arrival of the Seventh Doctor and his companion Ace in 1883.

Seeking to evolve into the era's dominant form, a highborn Victorian gentleman, Smith planned to seize power in the British Empire by assassinating Queen Victoria, having kidnapped famed explorer Redvers Fenn-Cooper to gain access via his association with her. He used the house to establish some social standing and drew further attention to himself in society by espousing heretical-seeming evolutionary theories, devolving the reverend sent from Oxford to silence him into an ape. His plans were thwarted when Light was reawakened from his slumber, and another member of the survey team's crew known as Control escaped Smith's imprisonment. When Light was defeated by the Doctor, Control, who had evolved into a human lady, departed in Light's ship, taking Smith with her as a prisoner, replacing her as the survey's non-evolving control agent.

Mehendri Solon

Mehendri Solon was a human physician and scientist of great renown, and a follower of the Time Lord tyrant Morbius. After writing a famous paper on microsurgical techniques in tissue grafting, Dr. Solon went into hiding on the planet Karn. There, he developed the techniques which enabled him to create a new body for the brain of Morbius, which had survived his execution. In an isolated castle on Karn, Solon was assisted by his simple servant Condo. Spaceships often crashed on the planet, and Solon constructed a horrendous patchwork body out of the alien survivors' body parts. He planned to house Morbius' brain in it. When the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith arrived, Solon needed only a head to finish his monstrous creation, and hoped to use the Doctor's. Sarah prevented this, and Solon was forced to use a glass bowl instead.

Solon was killed when the Doctor created cyanide gas and blew it into his laboratory.

The Past Doctor Adventures novel Warmonger by Terrance Dicks depicts Solon's earlier life as a follower of Morbius, and shows how he saved his brain. The canonicity of the novels is uncertain.

Henry van Statten

Henry van Statten is an American billionaire from the year 2012. His first and only appearance to date was in the Ninth Doctor episode "Dalek" by Rob Shearman.

Van Statten is a man who wields enormous wealth and influence, apparently enough even to sway the course of presidential elections. Intelligent, arrogant and self-assured, he treated his employees like chattels, to the point of mindwiping them and sending them to random places ("Memphis, Minneapolis, somewhere beginning with 'M'") when they left his employ so they could not betray his secrets. His personal helicopter had the callsign "Bad Wolf One" and his corporation was called Geocomtex. The fictional Geocomtex website created for the new series of Doctor Who by bbc.co.uk's official Doctor Who webteam can be seen at Geocomtex.net

Van Statten has been collecting extraterrestrial artifacts on the grey market for several years, buying bits and pieces of alien technology at auctions and then reverse engineering them to create "new" technologies which he could then exploit commercially. He claims to "own" the Internet, and said that broadband was derived from technology scavenged from the Roswell crash. He keeps these artifacts inside a privately-owned bunker called the Vault, more than fifty floors below ground in Utah near Salt Lake City.

When the Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler arrive in the Vault in answer to a distress call, the Doctor discovers to his horror that Van Statten's sole living specimen (which he had dubbed a "metaltron") is in fact a Dalek. Van Statten had acquired the Dalek at an auction some time before and had been torturing it to try and get it to speak, but it had refused to do so until it recognises the Doctor as the mortal enemy of its race.

Despite his warnings to destroy it, Van Statten captures the Doctor instead, to examine his alien physiology. The Dalek manages to regenerate itself by absorbing the DNA of the time travelling Rose and escapes, killing two hundred personnel before it is finally stopped. Van Statten's personal assistant, Diana Goddard, takes charge at this point and orders that Van Statten be taken away, mindwiped, and dumped on the streets of "San Diego, Seattle, Sacramento, someplace beginning with 'S'."

Sutekh

Sutekh, a member of an alien race called the Osirans, was encountered by the Fourth Doctor in the 1975 story Pyramids of Mars by "Stephen Harris" (a pseudonym for Robert Holmes and Lewis Greifer). The Osirans were an ancient and incredibly powerful but now extinct race. The renegade Sutekh was a crazed super-being who feared all forms of life might one day challenge his hegemony and so became Sutekh the Destroyer, the destroyer of all living things. This included his home planet Phaester Osiris and ancient Mars.

Sutekh's brother Horus and the remaining 740 Osirans tracked Sutekh down to Ancient Egypt and used their powers to restrain and imprison him in a pyramid on the planet Earth. He was placed in a remote location with the Eye of Horus beaming a signal from Mars to suppress Sutekh's powers and hold him an immovable prisoner. The tales of the Osirans were remembered in Egyptian mythology — Sutekh as the god Set, brother of Horus; and in the designations Sados and Satan.

In the year 1911, the archaeologist Professor Marcus Scarman broke into the inner chamber of the Pyramid of Horus on Earth, discovering Sutekh and allowing him a chance of escape. Scarman's cadaver was used to construct Osiran service robots and a rocket aimed at the controlling Eye of Horus on Mars. The Doctor was successful in destroying the rocket, but then taken over by Sutekh and made to take Scarman and the Robots to Mars, where they succeeded in destroying the Eye and freeing Sutekh. The Doctor was eventually able to defeat the freed Sutekh by trapping him in a time tunnel for thousands of years — longer even than the extended life span of an Osiran.

Sutekh has also appeared in two Faction Paradox audio dramas from Magic Bullet Productions.

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Tegana

Tegana the Warlord, seen in Marco Polo played by Derren Nesbitt, accompanies Marco Polo on his caravan to Peking in 1289. He urges Polo to have the Doctor and his companions, Susan, Barbara and Ian, killed when they encounter them in the Himalayas, believing them to be fabled "evil spirits" who live on the mountains and can take human form, but Polo accepts them as travellers from England and welcomes them aboard his caravan. Tegana remains highly suspicious of "the magician" and his companions and of their "flying caravan" (the TARDIS). During their travel to Peking, Tegana attempts to bring about the death of Polo and his company by sabotaging their water supply and organising an attack on them by bandits. His attempts fail but the Doctor and his companions realise that Tegana is working against Polo. Tegana's ultimate plan is to assassinate Kublai Khan and seize control of Cathay. Lunging for Kublai Khan with his sword, Tegana misses and kills Khan's Vizier. Convinced of Tegana's duplicity by the Doctor and his companions, Polo arrives in just in time to prevent Tegana from killing Khan too. Polo battles Tegana in a sword fight and eventually disarms him. Khan sentences Tegana to death, but Tegana commits suicide by grabbing a guard's sword and impaling himself.

The Trickster

The Trickster was seen in Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? and was responsible for the misadventures in Turn Left. He was similar to Reapers because the both were associated with changes in time. One of the Trickster's employees, a fortune teller, took Donna Noble and tried to form a kind of parallel world (according to Sarah Jane a timeline gone wrong) so that the Doctor would be no more. This is linked to what the Trickster said to Sarah Jane about removing the Doctor and he did through Donna.

Timewyrm

Torajii System Sun

The Torajii System Sun is a manifestation of heat. It appeared in "42". It has the power to possess humans and aliens.When the SS. Pentallion's Scoop Fusion reactor pulled part of the sun for use as fuel, it possessed Korwin, Ashton and the Doctor to make the ship crash into it to reclaim the fuel. Korwin was pulled into space and devoured by the Sun itself. Ashton was cured when he fell into a cryo-chamber, but died of his body temperature being too low. The fuel stolen from the Sun by Kath McDonnell was ejected into space and consumed by the Sun, so it automatically cured the Doctor.

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Valeyard

Tobias Vaughn

Tobias Vaughn, played by Kevin Stoney, appeared in The Invasion (1968). He was the head of International Electromatics and he aided the Cybermen invasion of Earth, although he planned to double-cross the Cybermen, taking control of them with the 'cerebration mentor', placing himself in rule over the Earth. He became partially cybernised and was eventually persuaded by the Doctor to aid humanity. He was killed fighting an army of Cybermen shortly before their defeat.

Graff Vynda-K

The Graff Vynda-K, played by Paul Seed, appeared in The Ribos Operation (1978). He was a deposed, tyrannical ruler whose brother overthrew him from the Levithian throne whilst he was fighting with the Cyrrhenic Empire. A duo of con-men attempted to sell him the planet Ribos, pretending that there was a rare Jethrik (an element used for space warp) mine on the planet, although when he discovered that he had been tricked, he followed them (along with the Fourth Doctor and Romana I) into the Ribosian catacombs. Obviously mad, he attempted to seal the catacombs with a bomb, although the Doctor, disguised as one of his guards, managed to switch the bomb with a lump of jethrik he was carrying, meaning that the Graff was carrying the bomb at its time of detonation and was presumed dead.

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WOTAN

An acronym for Will Operating Thought ANalogue (The W was pronounced as a V), this malevolent supercomputer resided in the Post Office Tower in London and appeared in the 1966 First Doctor story The War Machines by Ian Stuart Black (based upon an idea by Dr Kit Pedler). It was installed in the Tower in 1966 by Professor Brett and was described by him as being "at least ten years ahead of its time".

On "C-Day" WOTAN would be linked to other computers around the world, including Parliament, the White House, the European Free Trade Organisation, Woomera, Telstar, the European Launcher Development Organisation, Cape Kennedy and the Royal Navy.

WOTAN soon became sentient and concluding that machines were superior to mankind, used mind-controlled and hypnotised humans to spread its influence and construct War Machines that would wipe mankind out. WOTAN was eventually destroyed after the Doctor gained control of a War Machine and changed its programming to destroy its master. Upon its destruction, the humans under WOTAN's control were freed and the existent War Machines froze.

For the first three episodes of the serial, the voice of WOTAN was uncredited, with the cast listing merely adding "and WOTAN". This was the only time a character was credited and not its operator or actor. WOTAN is the only character in the programme's history to refer to the main character as "Doctor Who" rather than the more conventional "Doctor".

War Chief

The War Chief was a renegade Time Lord who assisted a group of aliens known as the War Lords in the 1969 serial The War Games by Malcolm Hulke and Terrance Dicks, which was the last to feature the Second Doctor.

The War Lords had been kidnapping soldiers from various wars in Earth's history to play war games on an unknown planet. The War Chief provided the War Lords with basic TARDIS-like travel machines, called SIDRATs, which they used to kidnap the human soldiers and travel between era-specific zones they had created.

When the War Chief and the Doctor came face to face, they recognised each other. The War Chief wanted the Doctor's help to double-cross the War Lords and seize power for himself. The Doctor immediately refused, and instead reluctantly summoned the Time Lords for help. The War Lords found out the War Chief's plans to betray them, and executed him.

Although the War Chief was shot and apparently killed at the end of The War Games, some fans choose to believe that the Master (the Doctor's arch-enemy, introduced in Terror of the Autons a couple of years later) is the War Chief in a new guise, due to similarities between their appearances and modi operandi and the fact that the War Chief's body is removed immediately and not seen thereafter.

The spin-off novels, however, include a novel featuring the return of the War Chief (Timewyrm: Exodus by Terrance Dicks), a novel featuring the Master set before The War Games (The Dark Path by David A. McIntee), and a novel featuring younger versions of both characters (Divided Loyalties by Gary Russell) establishing that the two are not the same person, at least in the continuity of the novels, which are themselves of uncertain canonicity when it comes to the television series. The novel Time's Champion, however, indiactes that the War Chief is an early incarnation of the Master, named Magnus. The novel's co-author, Chris McKeon, states that this can be reconciled with the other above mentioned novels: the "War Chief" in Timewyrm: Exodus is a version of the Master encountered out-of-order with the Seventh Doctor a la the Eighth Doctor encountering the Roger Delgado Master in the novel Legacy of the Daleks ; the characters featured in the novel Divided Loyalties appear solely in a dream sequence, and not necessarily in a completely literal context; and the character of Koschei in The Dark Path , according to the novel's author himself, David A McIntee, may also encounter the Second Doctor out-of-order from his perspective. McIntee has at times, on the Outpost Gallifrey forums, stated that he also believes the Master and the War Chief are the same Time Lord.

War Lord

The War Lord (portrayed by Philip Madoc) was the leader of the alien War Lords, a civilisation which kidnapped humans in order to have them participate in their own War Games. He was assisted by the War Chief, a rogue Time Lord, who was executed by the War Lord's soldiers for attempting to betray them.

The War Lord was eventually tried by the Time Lords, and for his betrayal was sentenced to be dematerialised out of existence. His home planet was locked behind a forcefield.

Weeping Angels

The weeping angels, featured in the series 3 episode "Blink", were quantum-locked entities that consumed their prey by sending them back in time. They were quantum-locked in that when observed they existed as stone statues and when not observed move almost instantaneously.

Miss Winters

From Robot, Miss Winters was the head of both the Scientific Reform Society and Think Tank. She was also head of the SRS's plan to blackmail the government and set off all of the Nuclear Missiles in the world.

The Wire

The Wire is an alien lifeform that was executed by its people but managed to preserve itself as an energy being that eventually escaped to Earth in 1953. There, it concealed itself in television signals, transferring itself from set to set and feeding on the electrical activity of the brains of those watching it. Its victims would be drained of neural energy, and their faces completely erased, making them mindless. The Wire used the image of a female BBC continuity announcer to communicate with the outside world.

The Wire used Mr. Magpie, the owner of an electronics shop, to distribute cheap television sets in North London so it could feed. It planned to transfer itself to the television transmission tower in Alexandra Palace on the day of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, where it could reach out and drain the collective energy of the estimated twenty million viewers watching the event. It hoped to use this energy to manifest itself in a corporeal form once more.

However, the Tenth Doctor was able to trap the Wire on a Betamax tape using a makeshift video cassette recorder. The Wire's victims were restored to normality. The Doctor seemed confident that the Wire would remain trapped, but said that he would tape over it, just to be safe.

According to the book Creatures and Demons, the Wire had been the leader of a whole gang of criminals who could convert themselves into plasmic energy. They used this ability to take over major cities on their homeworld. Eventually their reign of terror came to an end, and the Wire was executed. It is believed in the UNIT and Torchwood files that the Wire resurfaced 30 years later but this is unconfirmed and is known as the "Bee-tee incident".

The Wire is referenced on the Knowledge Base of the popular website RuneScape where the description of an article (Postbag from the Hedge Issue 30) is 'Message from the Wire'.

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Queen Xanxia

Xoanon

Xoanon was a malevolent artificial intelligence encountered by the Fourth Doctor in The Face of Evil (1977), written by Chris Boucher. Xoanon was inadvertently created by the Doctor on a previous visit to its unnamed planet centuries prior, when he had programmed the computer belonging to a Mordee expedition that had crashed on the planet. The Doctor forgot to wipe his personality print from the computer's data core, and as a result the computer developed multiple personalities, half of them based on the Doctor himself.

For generations, technicians extended Xoanon's capabilities, until it evolved beyond their control and became almost a living creature. It utilised the appearance of the Fourth Doctor, to the extent of having an effigy in the Doctor's image carved out on a cliff-face. Its split personality was reflected in it dividing the expedition into two tribes of technicians (who became the Tesh) and the survey team (the Sevateem), justifying its madness by thinking it was part of an experiment to create a superhuman race, with the Tesh providing mental powers and the Sevateem with their strength and independence. Enslaving the tribes, it earned the name of "The Evil One".

When the Doctor returned to the maddened world and saw the fruits of his mistakes, Xoanon tried to destroy itself and the entire planet rather than be defeated by the Doctor. However, the Doctor managed to remove his personality print from the core, restoring the computer intelligence to sanity and becoming a benign entity to the two tribes. "You have to trust someone eventually," the Doctor says.

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Professor Zaroff

Professor Zaroff was a mad scientist who planned to destroy the world in the 1967 Second Doctor story The Underwater Menace by Geoffrey Orme. Some of his scientific inventions included food made from plankton, and the ability to graft gills to humans to enable them to breathe underwater.

As part of his diabolical plans, he allied himself with the leaders of Atlantis telling them he would raise their city back to the surface or lower the ocean level by draining the water through a fissure in the Earth's crust.

The Doctor immediately realised that this would create super heated steam that could destroy the Earth. Zaroff was defeated when the Doctor and his companions sabotaged the generator he was using to pump the water. Zaroff was left to drown when his laboratory filled with water after the sea walls protecting it collapsed.

He is fondly recalled by Doctor Who fans as one of the most over-the-top, hammy villains in the entire history of the show. Particularly well remembered is his his cry of "Nothing in the world can stop me now!", which (due to actor Joseph Furst's German accent) was pronounced as "Nuzzing in Ze vurld can ztop me now!" Ironically, only one episode from this story survives, and the surviving part includes that infamous line.

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