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This is a list of fictional creatures and aliens from the long-running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who. It covers alien races and other fictional creatures, but not specific characters. Individual characters are listed in separate articles.

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Adipose

Doctor Who alien
Adipose.jpg
Adipose
Type Living Fat
Affiliated with Matron Cofelia
Home planet Born on Earth but are sent home to Adipose 3
First appearance "Partners in Crime"

The Adipose were featured in the episode "Partners in Crime". In the story, their breeding world was lost, causing them to turn to the alien "Miss Foster", or Matron Cofelia of the Five Straighten Classabindi Nursery Fleet, Intergalactic Class, to create a new generation. She formulated a drug that would cause human fat (anatomically: 'adipose tissue') to morph by parthenogenesis into Adipose children. This process is completely harmless to the host beyond the loss of body fat. In an emergency situation the process can be accelerated by using the host's bone, hair and muscle tissue as well as fat, but this makes the Adipose ill and weak, and kills the host by completely using up its body.[1] The official Doctor Who website's Monster Files feature states that the baby Adipose were taken into care by the Shadow Proclamation.[2]

In the parallel universe created in the episode "Turn Left", the Adipose incident happened in America instead of the United Kingdom, as London was destroyed when the Titanic crashed into Buckingham Palace because of the absence of the Doctor ("Voyage of the Damned"). Over 60 million Americans were killed in this timeline as a result.

It is revealed in "The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End" that Adipose 3, their breeding planet, was one of the 27 planets snatched into the Medusa Cascade by the New Dalek Empire. After their defeat, Adipose 3 and the other planets were returned to their rightful places.

In "The End of Time", an Adipose is shown in a bar along with other aliens the Tenth Doctor had previously encountered.

Five Adipose action figures were released as part of the first series 4 wave along with a "Partners in Crime"-suited Doctor with glasses.

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Aggedor

Alpha Centauri

Alzarian

Androgum

Anethan

Anti-Man

Arcturus

Argolin

Doctor Who alien
Argolin
Type Humanoid
Affiliated with The Foamasi
Home planet Argolis
First appearance The Leisure Hive

The Argolin, who appeared in the Fourth Doctor story The Leisure Hive by David Fisher, are the inhabitants of Argolis. In 2250, the Argolin, led by Theron, fought and lost a 20-minute nuclear war with the Foamasi. As a result of this war, the Argolin became sterile. They were also quite long-lived, but when they neared the end of their life they aged and declined very rapidly.

The Argolin who survived the war put aside their race's traditional warlike ways and remade Argolis as "the first of the leisure planets", catering to tourists from many worlds. They built a "Leisure Hive" dedicated to relaxation and cross-cultural understanding; due to radioactive fallout from the war, the Argolin planned to live in the Hive for at least three centuries. Argolis continued to struggle financially, and by 2290 faced possible bankruptcy. A rogue faction of Foamasi known as the West Lodge attempted to purchase the entire planet to use as a criminal base, sabotaging recreation facilities to encourage the Argolin to sell. The criminal nature of the offer was exposed by a Foamasi agent, aided by the Fourth Doctor and Romana.

Since the Argolin were sterile, they attempted to renew their race using cloning and tachyonics, but only one of the clones, Pangol, survived to adulthood. Pangol was mentally unstable and obsessed with the Argolin's former warrior culture. He attempted to create an army of tachyonic duplicates of himself, but was unsuccessful and was eventually restored to infancy through the same tachyonic technology that had created him.

In appearance, Argolin are humanoids with greenish skin. Their heads are covered with what appears to be elaborately coiffed hair capped with small domes covered in beads, which fall off when the Argolin become sick or die.

Aridian

Atraxi

Axons

Doctor Who alien
Axon
Type Attractive Gold-Skinned Humanoid/Hideous Tentacled Monster
Affiliated with Axonite, Axon Ship
Home planet Axos (non-existent
First appearance The Claws of Axos


Auton

A creature made of living plastic that has been animated by the Nestene Consciousness, with weapons built into their wrists.

B

Bane, The

Large cephalopod-like aliens, the Bane appeared in two episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures, the pilot episode Invasion of the Bane and the season two storyline Enemy of the Bane. They would typically use image translators to give themselves a human appearance. The Bane had the innate ability to alter memories, although this was apparently only possible in their natural form. For defence, they tended to use sonic disruptors. They had a noticeable aversion to mobile phone transmissions.

The Bane initially tried to take over Earth using the soft drink Bubble Shock!, which contained an enzyme which rendered human beings controllable. Discovering that a small segment of the population were immune, they created the Archetype, using human DNA, as a test subject, only for their plan to be disrupted by Sarah Jane Smith, leading to the death of the Bane Mother, a larger and apparently non-intelligent Bane who laid the Bane eggs and secreted the control enzyme. The Archetype was rescued by Smith, who adopted him as her son, naming him Luke. Blamed for their failure, the Bane leader, Mrs Wormward, went on the run.

Wormward reappeared in Enemy of the Bane, initially asking Smith for assistance in evading the Bane hunters. It swiftly became apparent, however, that her real motive was to trick Smith into helping her tap into the power of a powerful immortal being, Horath, and thus achieve great power. Despite several encounters with Bane hunters, Wormward successfully gained access to Horath, but her plans were thwarted before she could complete them.

Bandril

Bannerman

Bees

A story arc in Series 4 dealt with their disappearance, culminating in "The Stolen Earth", where it was revealed that some of them are aliens creating a path which allowed the Doctor to follow the path of Planet Earth after the Daleks stole Earth.

Beast, The

The Beast is a creature whose true identity is unknown. It claims to be the inspiration for all the ideas of the Devil in the Universe and to have come from before time (an idea the Doctor rejects, claiming it to be impossible).

Boekind

The Face of Boe is an alien who has lived an unknown length of time and is regarded as a venerated wise man. It was suggested in the episode Last of the Time Lords that he is possibly Captain Jack Harkness, the Doctor's sometime companion who was rendered immortal.

Brain of Morphoton

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C

Carrionite

Doctor Who alien
Carrionites
Type Witch-like humanoids
Home planet Rexel 4
First appearance "The Shakespeare Code"

The Carrionites, as seen in "The Shakespeare Code", are a race of witch-like beings. The species originates from the Fourteen Stars of the Rexel Planetary Configuration. They use advanced science which appears much like magic and voodoo. Unlike humans, who use numbers, maths and science to advance and split the atom, the Carrionites use words to manipulate the universe and defy physics. The Carrionites appear to possess some unknown ability to discover a person's true name; although Lilith was in the room when the Doctor and Martha Jones introduce themselves to Shakespeare she later remarks "there is no name" when trying to name the Doctor and shortly after mentioned Rose's name, apparently sensing his connection to her. In the "old" times of the universe, they were banished through powerful words by the Eternals.

The three Carrionites shown in "The Shakespeare Code" were Lilith, Mother Doomfinger and Mother Bloodtide. They are defeated by William Shakespeare with the help of the Doctor and Martha, who helped him find the right words to defeat the Carronites, ending with "expelliarmus". The Carronites were re-trapped in a crystal ball by this. According to Lilith, Shakespeare accidentally released Doomfinger, Bloodtide and Lilith while he was distraught over his son Hamnet's death from the Black Plague.

According to the audio commentary of the third season of Doctor Who, Carrionites are all female and call each other "mother" or "sister" according to their relative ages. In the novel Forever Autumn, the reason they were banished is revealed to be because of a war with a similar race, the Hervoken, who also used a science resembling magic. The canonicity of these references are unclear.

Castrovalvan

Cat People

Doctor Who alien
Cats
Type Humanoid felines
Affiliated with Humans
Home planet New Earth
First appearance "New Earth"

By the time of "New Earth", felines, referred to as "Cat People", have evolved into humanoids. They are capable of interbreeding with the humans of the future. The Cat People have retained their retractable claws to defend themselves as shown by a feline matron, Matron Casp. They also have other feline characteristics such as slitted eyes and flat noses. Thomas Kincade Brannigan, a cat-person who has interbred with a human woman named Valerie in "Gridlock", has quadrupedal kittens which resemble modern kittens; humanoid features emerge after ten months into feline maturation.[3]

Cat People act like humans for the most part, and vary in personality, meaning they can be both good and/or evil. Some can be misled into temporary villainy, but ultimately become penitent and find redemption, like Novice Hame. However, they maintain a somewhat haughty attitude towards other species, including humans. The Sisters of Plenitude were Cat People who worked in a hospital on a peninsula near the city of New New York. Brannigan, on the other hand, despite an initially slightly critical attitude towards the Doctor and Martha, emerged as a very good-natured and kind-hearted individual on the whole.

Caxtarids

The Caxtarids are humanoids with metallic red hair and eyes, who appear in the Virgin New Adventures novels Return of the Living Dad and The Room with No Doors, both by Kate Orman. They come from the star system Lalande 21185, and are expert torturers. Amongst the planets they have conquered is Kapteyn 5, home of more than sixty sentient species including avians and butterfly-people.

The Caxtarids were wiped out by a virus that destroyed DNA. This was created by the government to be used against "the rebels". The Doctor attempted to prevent its use, but it was activated ten years after his involvement, during another rebellion.

A green-eyed Lalandian, who says she is a "different caste" from the Caxtarids, appears in the Eighth Doctor Adventures novel Seeing I, by Orman and Jonathan Blum. The same book states that the Caxtarids (or Ke Caxtari) do not deal in weapons, but do trade in people.

Chameleon

Cheetah People

Doctor Who alien
Cheetah People
Type Humanoid feline cheetahs
Affiliated with The Master

The Cheetah People were a group of aliens featured in the final episode of Doctor Who's original run, Survival. Like many more recent aliens, such as the Judoon and Hath, the Cheetah People strongly resembled a real animal, cheetahs. The Cheetah People were depicted as savages and had the ability to turn others into Cheetah People, including for a while the Master and Ace.

The Cheetah People in Survival had been kidnapping people and taking them to their planet. Following the episode, it was implied in the 1996 Doctor Who film that the Master retained some influences from the Cheetah People by his eyes constantly glowing.

Chelonian

Doctor Who alien
Chelonians
Type Cybernetic humanoid tortoise
Affiliated with None
Home planet Chelonia
First appearance The Highest Science

The Chelonians are a race of cybernetic humanoid tortoises who have appeared in various spin-off novels. The first appearance of the Chelonians was in the Seventh Doctor Virgin New Adventures novel The Highest Science by Gareth Roberts. They returned in Zamper and also featured in the Fourth Doctor missing adventure The Well-Mannered War; as well as in the short stories The Hungry Bomb, Fegovy, and The Body Bank, all by Gareth Roberts and published in the Doctor Who Magazine Yearbook 1995, the anthology Decalog 3: Consequences, and the Doctor Who Storybook 2008 respectively. They also had a 'cameo' mention in the New Adventures book 'Beyond the Sun' featuring Bernice Summerfield.

The Chelonians are a war-like race from the planet Chelonia. They are hermaphroditic and lay eggs. Some of their cybernetic enhancements include X-ray vision and improved hearing. Chelonians consider humans to be parasites and often try to eliminate them. There is a pacifistic faction, however, and at some point following the Doctor's recorded encounters with them, this took control and the society began devoting its energies towards flower arrangement.

Chimeron

Chronovore

Chula

Chula was referenced in "The Empty Child"/"The Doctor Dances" two-parter as a race of aliens using nanogenes to heal their soldiers in war. Following Captain Jack stealing a Chula medical ship as part of his hoax, thousands of Blitz-era Londoners were converted incorrectly. Jack's ship was also a Chula war ship.

Crespallions

Crespallions are a humanoid alien race with blue skin from a planet of the same name. Some are the average height of human adults and some are the average height of human children. They were seen in "End of the World" working on Platform One.

Cryon

Cyberman

Cybershades

Cybermats

Cyber-Controller

Cyber-Leader

Cyberking

The front line of a Cyber invasion force the Cyberking is a dreadnought class ship with powerful weapons attached to each arm as well as a cyber factory in the chest cavity.

Cassandra

D

Dals

This was the original form of the Daleks. You can see this information in the episode called "The Daleks". Later in Doctor Who they changed the name Dals to Kaleds which you can also see in this website.

Dalek

Dalek Humans

The Dalek Human race were created by the Cult of Skaro in New York in the year 1930. They were human bodies, with Dalek minds inside. The Cult were relying on a gamma strike from the Sun to release the energy needed to splice the human and Dalek genomes together. However, Dalek Sec, with the Doctor's help, wanted to change the process to give them emotions. However, the rest of the Cult of Skaro believed that Sec was no longer a true Dalek and should not be listened to. They turned on him, but the Doctor escaped, and held onto the spire of the Empire State Building as the gamma strike occurred. His Time Lord DNA mixed with the Dalek Humans' DNA, giving each of the Dalek Humans a potential for free will. Dalek Caan deemed the experiment a failure, and put all of the Dalek Humans to death in an act of genocide.

Data Ghost

A data ghost is an echo of a dead human's last few moments alive. Data Ghosts are caused when a person dies within a Commander Lux suit, leaving an imprint of their consciousness on the suit's neural relay. In "Silence in the Library", Data Ghosts appear at the death of Miss Evangelista and Proper Dave. The Data Ghosts are only available on the Commander Lux suits, and may last two minutes or more. The Data Ghost of Miss Evangelista was "saved" onto the Library's hard-drive as a result of mixed wireless signals. As a result of data corruption, the version of Miss Evangelista saved in the library's computer appeared deformed and possessed superior intelligence.

Delta Magnan

Demon

Demons have appeared in Doctor Who several times. Originally in Third Doctor serial The Dæmons, in which they were specifically aliens from the planet Dæmos who had come to Earth in the distant past and ingrained their existence as myth, with "demon" Azal summoned at the Master's will.

In 2006, both the Tenth Doctor series of Doctor Who and its spin-off Torchwood expanded upon a notion of actual malicious supernatural entities existing in the Doctor Who universe. "The Impossible Planet" introduced the Beast, a Satan-like demon remaining from the universe before our own, sealed away in planet Krop Tor by the "Disciples of Light". Later, the Torchwood episode "End of Days"', the mysterious Bilis Manger frees "Abaddon, son of the great Beast" from within the Rift, where he like the Beast had been imprisoned since "before time". Earlier in the first series of Torchwood, demonic supernatural entities, referred to by humans as "fairies", were established in "Small Worlds" as a non-alien presence on Earth since before mankind came to exist.

Destroyer

Didonian

Dominator

Draconian

Dragon

Drahvin

Drashig

Dulcian

E

Elder

Eternal

Eternals, as seen in Enlightenment (1983), are beings who live in the "trackless wastes of eternity", as opposed to the likes of the Doctor and his companions who are "Ephemerals". Eternals use Ephemerals for their thoughts and ideas. The Eternals have lived for so long that they are unable to think for themselves and need human minds to give them existence, and entertainment; as such, they use human crews on their ships. Eternals seek out "Enlightenment", the wisdom to know everything. They are aware of the Void, calling it "the Howling" ("Army of Ghosts" (2006)) and were responsible for banishing the Carrionites ("The Shakespeare Code" (2007)).

An article by Russell T Davies in the Doctor Who Annual 2006 states that during the Time War between the Time Lords and the Daleks, the Eternals, one of the Higher Species who were aware of the war's presence and its outcomes, fled the Doctor's reality in despair, never to be seen again.

A group of Eternals who had taken the role of gods to the ancient Gallifreyans were recurring characters in the Virgin New Adventures. The most notable were Time, Death and Pain, and the Seventh Doctor was "Time's Champion".

Exxilon

F

Family of Blood, The

Fish People

Flay Fish

A sea creature native to Thoros Beta.

Flesh/New Humans

The Flesh were a group of human clones used by the Sisters of Plenitude for the development of cures for the people of New Earth, as seen in "New Earth" (2006). They were initially seen incarcerated in pods, but after their release by Lady Cassandra, they began infecting patients in the hospital. Cured of their diseases by the Doctor, they were named as a new race entirely: New Humans.

Flood, The

Doctor Who alien
The Flood
Type unknown
Affiliated with Ice Warriors
Home planet Mars
First appearance The Waters of Mars

A nickname given by the Tenth Doctor to the aquatic infection found on Mars. The Flood infect the crew from Bowie Base One. Andy Stone was the first to get infected by the virus.

Foamasi

Doctor Who alien
Foamasi
Type Reptilian biped
Affiliated with The Argolin
Home planet Unknown
First appearance The Leisure Hive

The Foamasi are an intelligent, bipedal race of reptiles resembling humanoid chameleons who appeared in the 1980 Fourth Doctor story The Leisure Hive by David Fisher. The race's name is a near-anagram of the word "mafioso". The Foamasi fought and won a 20-minute nuclear war with their sworn enemies, the Argolin. They communicate by means of chirps and clicks, this being made understandable by means of a tiny interpreting device held in the mouth. Although they became mostly a peaceful race from having learned the error of their ways from the devastating war, a renegade faction called the West Lodge exists and frequently attempts to arouse hostilities between the two races.

Since their victory, the Argolin's home planet of Argolis has been officially owned by the Foamasi government. However, the Foamasi are the only ones who would want it as, being reptiles, they can safely walk on the radioactive surface of the planet. Two saboteurs from the West Lodge arrive to try to force the Argolins to sell the Leisure Hive to them, so they can use it as a new base for their insidious plans. However they are thwarted when a group of Foamasi, one claiming to be a member of the Foamasi government, use a web-spewing gun to ensnare them and return them back to their unnamed home planet to face justice. Some Foamasi disguise themselves as humanoids by fitting into skin-suits which are smaller than the Foamasi's own bodies.

A Foamasi assassin appears in the Eighth Doctor Adventures novel Placebo Effect by Gary Russell. In this novel, it is explained that the Foamasi can fit into disguises smaller than their bodies because their bones are hollow and collapsible. As with all spin-off media, the canonicity of this information is uncertain.

Forest of Cheem

Doctor Who alien
Forest of Cheem
Type Bipedal arboreals
Affiliated with None
Home planet Earth
First appearance "The End of the World"

The Forest of Cheem is a race of sentient, bipedal trees that are direct descendants of the Old Earth Trees. The trees were sold to the Brotherhood from the Panjassic Asteroid field, who experimented on the trees, and, after hundreds of years the trees grew arms and started walking. Eventually, the entire race of Trees got on their Barkships after they heard the Great Calling, travelling through space for five thousand years. The word 'cheem' means 'tree' in the forest's language.[4] Members of the Forest of Cheem appear in the Ninth Doctor episode "The End of the World" by Russell T Davies. According to the Ninth Doctor, they are of huge financial importance due to their land holdings and forests on various planets; and they have "roots" everywhere.

The Forest respect all forms of life, but neither respect nor understand various technologies such as computers. They were aware of the Time Lords and their fate in the Time War. The Doctor Who Annual 2006 classifies them as one of the higher species who were aware of the course of the Time War and its history-changing effects and also states that they were mortified by the bloodshed.

The group of Trees seen on Platform One was led by Jabe Ceth Ceth Jafe (named in Doctor Who: Monsters and Villains), and also included Coffa and Lute. Coffa and Lute appear again in the comic strip story "Reunion of Fear" in Doctor Who - Battles in Time #6.

Futurekind

Doctor Who character
Futurekind
Affiliated Humans
Home planet Presumably Malcassairo
Home era The End of the Universe
First appearance "Utopia"


The Futurekind are a barbaric humanoid race with pointed teeth and primitive language skills, who appear in the 2007 episode "Utopia", set in the year 100 trillion when the universe is coming to an end. The human survivors describe the Futurekind as what they may become if they do not reach 'Utopia', though that seems to be just a myth. The Futurekind are aggressive towards normal humans and hunt them for food.

G

Garm

Gastropod

The Gastropods, as seen in The Twin Dilemma are a race of giant slugs who kidnapped two maths geniuses to pilot their planet into a sun, creating an explosion that will scatter their eggs across the universe.

Gaztak

Gee-Jee Fly

An insect native to the planet Varos.

Gel Guard

Gelth

Doctor Who alien
Gelth
Type Gaseous lifeform
Affiliated with None
Home planet Unknown
First appearance "The Unquiet Dead"

The Gelth appeared in the Ninth Doctor episode "The Unquiet Dead". They were a new race of alien villains that the Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler encountered in the 2005 series. They were the first element of the new series that attracted attention for being "too scary". Following complaints, many of which were made by Mediawatch UK, the BBC stated that in future, episodes of that nature would be forewarned by a statement of "may not be suitable for under 8s".[citation needed]

The Gelth are blue gaseous life-forms. They claimed to have lost their corporeal forms as a consequence of the Time War. They arrived on Earth via the spacetime rift at an undertaker's house in Cardiff in 1869. Their forms could not be maintained in Earth's atmosphere without suspension in a gaseous medium. They proceeded to take possession of recently deceased corpses and in gas pipes common to Victorian era households.

Claiming to be on the verge of extinction, the Gelth convinced the Doctor to aid their entrance to Earth via Gwyneth, the undertaker's servant girl who had developed psychic powers due to growing up near the rift. The Gelth actually numbered in the billions and intended to take the Earth by force, and to use its murdered population as vessels for themselves. The Gelth were thwarted when Gwyneth sacrificed herself, blowing up the building and sealing the rift. Whether all the Gelth that came through the rift perished is unclear.

In "Army of Ghosts", Rose asked whether "ghostshifting" Cybermen might have been Gelth, which the Doctor stated was not the case.

GENIE

In the BBC Books novel The Stone Rose, the GENIEs (Genetically Engineered Neural Imagination Engines) are artificial life forms developed by a scientist working in artificial reality. They resemble a cross between a small dragon and a Platypus ensconced in a box, and are capable of altering reality and perception according to people's desires, whether spoken or thought. Lacking free will, they are thus compelled to grant "wishes", potentially causing disruption when in the presence of human beings.

Giant Maggot

Giant Spider of Metebelis 3

Gond

Graske

Doctor Who alien
Graske
Type Changeling
Affiliated with The Trickster
Home planet Griffoth
First appearance "Attack of the Graske"

A Graske is a member of a race of diminutive aliens from the planet Griffoth. They are able to transmat through time and space, abducting individuals out of their own time and replacing them with their own kind in disguise as their victims. A disguised Graske can be identified by an occasional green glow in its eyes.

An unnamed Graske appears in the interactive Doctor Who episode "Attack of the Graske" and the Proms special episode "Music of the Spheres".

Krizlok is a Graske who first appeared in The Sarah Jane Adventures episodes Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? and The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith. He became a servant of the Trickster after it saved him from dying, but later gained his freedom.

Great Vampire

The Great Vampire is one of the many Vampire lords. It is the last of its kind, the rest of them having been killed by being shot with large metal spears launched by spacegoing warships known as 'bowships'. The Doctor killed the last one with one of the scoutships from the lords tower, actually a grounded space vessel.

Guardian

Gumblejack

An alien, fish-like water creature that is redish-orange in color. The Doctor has fished for this creature on several occasions, as he mentioned to Peri.

H

Haemovore

Doctor Who alien
Haemovore
Type Decayed humanoid
Affiliated with Fenric
Home planet Earth
First appearance The Curse of Fenric

Haemovores appeared in the Seventh Doctor story The Curse of Fenric by Ian Briggs. Vampiric creatures that fed on blood, they were the end result of human evolution in a possible far future, caused by millennia of pollution. As part of his final game against the Doctor, the entity known as Fenric transported the most powerful Haemovore, called the "Ancient One," through time to Viking Age Northumbria. There it waited, trapped beneath the North Sea for centuries, occasionally drawing victims into the water and transforming them into Haemovores.

Soon after the transformation, victims appeared much as they did in life, except for elongated fingernails and a corpse-like pallor. Later they became deformed blue-grey humanoids covered in octopus-like suckers. The Ancient One was the least human in appearance; in its own time, it was the last living thing on Earth.

During World War II, Fenric released the Ancient One. Fenric's plan was that the Ancient One was to release the toxin which would pollute the world and thus create its own future.

The Haemovores had the ability to hypnotically paralyse their victims so they could feed and drain them of blood. Not all of their victims were turned into Haemovores, although the selection process was never explained. The Haemovores were impervious to most forms of attack, surviving being shot at close range by a submachine gun at one point. They could be destroyed in the traditional vampire-killing fashion of driving a stake through their chests. They could also be repelled by their victim's faith, which formed a psychic barrier, like the Doctor's faith in his companions, Ace's faith in the Doctor, Captain Sorin's faith in the Communist Revolution, and even the Reverend Wainwright's failing faith in God.

Ultimately, the Seventh Doctor convinced the Ancient One to turn against Fenric, and it released the toxin within a sealed chamber, destroying itself and Fenric's host. Whether this means that the future the Ancient One came from was averted is not clear, although the Doctor seemed to think so.

Hath

Doctor Who alien
Hath
Type Humanoid fish
Affiliated with Humans
Home planet Messaline
First appearance "The Doctor's Daughter"

They appear as roughly humanoid fish-like creatures, with canisters of green liquid fitted to their faces. They are intelligent, emotional creatures — one formed a friendship with Martha Jones, and saved her life at the cost of its own. They seem fully sentient and while they do not speak a language intelligible to humans ( due to anything spoken being muffled by their breathing apparatus), the two races planned to colonize the planet Messaline together. However, they later turned on each other before their eventual reconciliation.

The Monster Files feature states the Hath joined and assisted early human space colonisation.[5]

The Hath returned briefly in the second part of The End of Time where they are seen in an alien bar.

Hoix

Race of aggressive exo-skeletal aliens. Elton Pope encountered the Doctor and Rose Tyler trying to contain one in Woolwich, London. A Hoix later appears in the Torchwood episode "Exit Wounds", where it is described as a creature which "lives to eat, doesn't matter what."

Hop Pyleen

Brothers from the exalted clifftops of Rex Vox Jax who invented and are copyright holders of Hyposlip Travel Systems. They were guests aboard Platform One to see the Earthdeath spectacle.

Horda

Carnivorous creatures that crawl on the ground of Leela's World.

I

Ice Warrior

Isolus

The Isolus are an alien species, tiny spore-like creatures traveling through space, first appearing in the episode "Fear Her". In that episode, one of them was separated from the swarm and the creature wound up on Earth, inhabiting a young English girl named Chloe Webber. The Isolus was confused by Chloe's fears of her father and, acting through her, trapped neighborhood children in Chloe's pencil drawings. The Isolus released Chloe when the Doctor showed it the love the human race could produce in the events just before the 2012 Summer Olympics. An Isolus is a creature of intense emotion and it is sheer need to be together that keeps them alive.

J

Jacondan

Jagaroth

Doctor Who alien
Jagaroth
Type Monocular biped
Affiliated with Unknown
Home planet Unknown
First appearance City of Death

The Jagaroth are an ancient and extinct race of aliens introduced in the Fourth Doctor serial City of Death. The Doctor remarked that the Jagaroth were “a vicious, callous, warlike race whom the universe won't miss.” The story reveals that life on Earth moved from being amino acids in a primordial soup to functioning cells because a Jagaroth space ship exploded on earth 400 million years ago. (Due to an error by production, it should have been 4,000 million years, or 4 billion years ago.)

The sole surviving Jagaroth, Scaroth, manipulated human civilization to advance the species technologically, in an effort to eventually create a time machine which he could use to prevent the initial explosion.

Jagrafess

The Jagrafess was a large, slimy, creature that attached itself to the ceiling of floor 500 on Satellite Five. It wanted to control the Earth through the use of a news station. The Jagrafess could not survive in extreme heat and was killed after one of the reporters purposely channeled the heat towards floor 500. It had a human servant called the Editor, who called it Max after its full title: the Mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe.

Judoon

Doctor Who alien
Judoon.png
Judoon
Type Rhinoceros-headed humanoids
Affiliated with Shadow Proclamation
First appearance "Smith and Jones"

The Judoon are a race of mercenary police first appearing in the episode "Smith and Jones". They are basically humanoid in form, have heads that look like that of a rhinoceros, and wear black, bulky armour with heavy boots. As explained by David Tennant in a later interview, the name Judoon and the fact that the episode they appear in is set on the moon is an in-joke from the scriptwriter. As Tennant naturally has a Scottish accent one of the harder sounds to pronounce with an English accent is the 'oon' sound at the end of both words, including the line "a Judoon platoon upon the Moon".

Judoon are galactic police, brutal in their application of the law and highly logical in their battle tactics, but not very intelligent. They have no jurisdiction on Earth and no authority to deal with human crime, so when a fugitive alien hid out in an Earth hospital they transported the building to the moon. The Judoon carry energy weapons which can incinerate humans. In the hospital the Squad Leader is the only one seen to remove his helmet.

During the episode, the Doctor demonstrates considerable knowledge of Judoon methods and says that, whilst their behaviour is (on the surface) that of a military police force, they are little more than "interplanetary thugs". Also, according to The Doctor, the Judoon have a "great big lung reserve".

The Judoon are also mentioned in Revenge of the Slitheen, the first story of The Sarah Jane Adventures, although only once by name. One of the Slitheen said that the Intergalactic Police were after them. The Judoon also featured in 2008's Quick Reads release Revenge of the Judoon, where they seized Balmoral Castle in 1902 after being conned into a fraudulent mission; they made a deal with the Doctor that meant Earth was off-limits to them, something confirmed as canonical with the TV series by the BBC Monster Files feature.[6] The Judoon are also mentioned in the Doctor Who adventures Comic "The Great Mordillo."

The Judoon make a return appearance in "The Stolen Earth", as guards to white-skinned, red-eyed humanoid females at the Shadow Proclamation.

The Judoon make their first major novel appearance in Judgement of the Judoon, released April 2009.

They will appear in the third series of The Sarah Jane Adventures.

K

Kaled

The Dalek were originally Kaled, from the planet Skaro.

Karfelon

Kastrian

Kinda

Kraal

Krillitane

Doctor Who alien
Krillitane
Type Composite race
Affiliated with None
Home planet Krillia
First appearance "School Reunion"

The Krillitanes are an alien race that first appeared in the episode "School Reunion". They had infiltrated the Deffry Vale comprehensive school on present day Earth, increasing the intelligence of the pupils with Krillitane oil. Using the children as part of a giant computer programme, they hoped to crack the secrets of the Skasis Paradigm, the Universal Theory that would give them control over the basic forces of the universe and turn them into gods. Their scheme was foiled by the Tenth Doctor and his companions, though not before they attempted to ask the Doctor to join them in remaking the universe.

The Krillitanes are a composite race who pick and choose physical traits they find useful from the species they conquer, incorporating them into their own bodies. When the Doctor last encountered them they looked like humans with very long necks, but by the time of "School Reunion", they possessed a bat-like form which they obtained from the conquest of Bessan ten generations prior. However, they were able to maintain a morphic illusion of human form, which could be discarded if needed.

A side effect of their rapid evolution made the very oil they were using to enhance the intelligence of Deffry Vale's children toxic to their own systems, reacting with them like an acid. As bat creatures, they sleep in a way similar to Earth bats, hanging from a ceiling with wings covering their bodies. Like Earth bats, they are sensitive to loud or high frequency noises, as demonstrated when they were temporarily disabled by the school's fire alarm. They are also carnivorous and have no qualms in devouring other sentient life-forms for food.

Kroll

A giant squid that has been mutated and enlarged due to ingesting one of the pieces of the Key To Time. The green-skinned citizens of the planet worship Kroll as a god.

Kroton

Krynoid

Doctor Who alien
Krynoids
Type Enormous plant with telepathic/telekinetic powers
Affiliated with Its hosts
Home planet Unknown volcanic world
First appearance The Seeds of Doom

The Krynoids appeared in the Fourth Doctor story The Seeds of Doom by Robert Banks Stewart. They are a highly dangerous, sentient form of plant life which are renowned amongst galactic botanists. They spread via seed pods which travel in pairs and are violently hurled through space by frequent volcanic eruptions on their unnamed home planet. The pods when opened are attracted to flesh and are able to infect and mingle their DNA with that of the host, taking over their body and slowly transforming them into a Krynoid. The species can also exert a form of telepathic control over other plant life in the surrounding area, making it suddenly dangerous and deadly to animal-kind. In the later stages of development the Krynoid can also control the vocal cords of its victims and can make itself telepathically sympathetic to humans. Fully grown Krynoids are many meters high and can then release hordes of seed pairs for further colonisation.

Two pods arrived on Earth at the South Pole during the prehistoric Pleistocene era and remained dormant in Antarctica until discovered at the end of the twentieth century. One of them hatched after being exposed to ultra-violet light, and took control of a nearby human scientist. The Fourth Doctor intervened in the nick of time and ensured the Krynoid was destroyed in a bomb, but the second pod was stolen and taken to the home of millionaire botanist Harrison Chase in England. Chase ensured the germination of the second pod, which overtook his scientific adviser Arnold Keeler, and transformed its subject over time into a virtually full-sized Krynoid. Unable to destroy the creature by other means, and with the danger of a seed release imminent from the massive plant, the Doctor orchestrated an RAF bombing raid to destroy the creature before it could germinate.

The Krynoid are also featured in the Eighth Doctor audio story for Big Finish entitled Hothouse. Also featured in BBV audios 'The Root of all Evil', and 'The Green Man'.

L

Lakertyan

Lamprey

Logopolitan

Doctor Who alien
Logopolitan
Affiliated with Fourth Doctor
Home planet Logopolis

The Logopolitans of the planet Logopolis were featured in the episode of the same name. The Logopolitans were a race of strange looking mathematicians concerned with entropy to make sure heat death of the universe did not occur. This was disturbed by the Master and the Logopolitons were killed, although the universe was saved.

Lurman

Lukoser

M

Macra

Doctor Who alien
Macra
Type Giant crustaceans
Affiliated with None
Home planet Earth Colony World
New Earth
First appearance The Macra Terror

The Macra first appear in the 1967 Second Doctor story The Macra Terror by Ian Stuart Black. They are an intelligent, giant crab-like species from an unnamed planet colonised by humanity in the future. The Macra invade the control centre of the colony and seize the levers of power without the colonists — including their Pilot — knowing what had happened. Thereafter the Macra only appear at night, when the humans are in their quarters, observing a curfew. They have strong hypnotic powers which alter human perception. They also have the ability to ensure messages are vocalised through electronic apparatus such as television or sensor speakers. Both these tools are used to keep the human colonists under control, believing they are blissfully happy. This provides a cover for the Macra to use the colonists as miners in a vast gas mine. The gas is deadly to the miners but vital to the Macra, enabling them to move more quickly and rejuvenating their abilities. The Second Doctor effects a revolution on the Macra planet and helps engineer an explosion in the control centre, destroying the Macra in charge.

The Macra are also featured in the 2007 episode "Gridlock", becoming the only one-off opponent of the Doctor in the classic series to appear in the revived series so far. In the episode, some Macra are found to be alive below New New York, a city of New Earth. They live in the thick fog of exhaust gases on the main motorway under the city, tracking the flying cars by their lights and snatching at them when they get too close. The Doctor says that the species is billions of years old and once developed a mighty empire as "the scourge of this galaxy", but the Macra beneath New New York must have devolved into nothing more than beasts. The status of the Macra beyond "Gridlock" is yet to be seen.

Malmooth

Doctor Who alien
Malmooth
Type Humanoid insects
Affiliated with None
Home planet Malcassairo
First appearance "Utopia"

The Malmooth are a race of humanoid insects native to the planet Malcassairo, who are all but extinct by the year 100 trillion. The last surviving member of their race, Chantho, played by Chipo Chung, appears in "Utopia". A devoted assistant to Professor Yana for 17 years, when the Professor is revealed to be the Master and proceeds to turn on the Doctor and his companions, Chantho threatens to kill him. He electrocutes her, but she manages to shoot him before dying, forcing him to regenerate.

A feature of Chantho's speech is that she starts with "chan" and ends her sentences with "tho." She considers it "rude" to do otherwise, tantamount to swearing.

Physical features of the Malmooth include an insectoid exoskeleton and mandibles, and the ability to survive by drinking their own internal milk.

The Eighth Doctor encountered another of the Malmooth during a flashback sequence in IDW's 'Doctor Who: The Forgotten' issue 5.

Mandragora Helix

Mandrel

Marshman

Marshspider

Megara

Megropolis

Menoptra

Doctor Who alien
Menoptra
Type Bipedal insects
Affiliated with Zarbi, Optera
Home planet Vortis
First appearance The Web Planet

The Menoptra (spelled Menoptera in the novelisation of the serial) appeared in the First Doctor story The Web Planet, by Bill Strutton (1965). They are an intelligent, bipedal insectoid species from the planet Vortis. In appearance, they resemble a cross between giant butterflies and bees, with each Menoptra possessing four large wings. They have yellow and black stripes around their bodies and appear to be around six feet tall, but do not seem to have typical insect body parts (such as mandibles or an abdomen).

Peaceful and kindly by nature, the Menoptra move in a unique, stylised way and their vocal inflections are stilted. They were very welcoming of the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and Vicki; but showed an animosity towards their fellow insectoids, the Zarbi, as well as an abhorrence for the Animus, a hostile alien intelligence that had taken over the originally passive Zarbi and almost all of Vortis. Once it was clear that the Doctor was willing to help them defeat the Animus, they were only too glad to assist in any way they could.

The assumption is that once the Animus was defeated, the Menoptra, Zarbi and the rest of the inhabitants of Vortis were able to live together in peace.

Mentiad

Mentor

Doctor Who alien
Mentors
Type Amphibious humanoids
Affiliated with Galatron Mining Corporation
Home planet Thoros Beta
First appearance Vengeance on Varos

The Mentors are an amphibious race native to the planet Thoros Beta. They have two arms with a large tail in place of their lower limbs, and speak to other species through a translation device worn around their necks. The most notable of the Mentors is Sil, whom the Sixth Doctor and Peri encountered first on the planet Varos in Vengeance on Varos, and then again on Thoros Beta in Mindwarp. Both stories were written by Philip Martin. Other Mentors include Lord Kiv, their leader. Typical Mentor business practice includes arms dealing and slave trading. In Mindwarp, Lord Kiv has his brain transplanted into a primitive Mentor body, which has retained the tail sting that modern Mentors no longer have.

Midnight creature

Doctor Who alien
Unknown
Type Unknown
Affiliated with None
Home planet Midnight
First appearance Midnight

An unnamed and unseen creature, found on the surface of the planet Midnight, an environment supposedly inimical to all life. Described briefly as a "shadow" glimpsed running across the landscape, it was encountered in Shuttle Bus 50 in "Midnight." It violently boarded and took over the body and mind of Sky Silvestry, repeating the speech patterns of the passengers, influencing them, and then consuming the Doctor's voice. The shuttle's hostess ultimately sacrificed herself by opening a door and sucking them both out of the bus, where Silvestry's body was presumably vaporised by the deadly Xtonic sunlight. Though its hold on the Doctor and the other passengers was broken, the nature and fate of the creature itself remains uncertain. Disturbingly, even the Doctor had no idea what the creature was.

Minyan

Mire Beast

Mogarian

Monoid

Morestran

Morlox

Morok

Movellan

The Movellans, who made their first and only appearance to date in the Fourth Doctor serial Destiny of the Daleks, originated from outside the galaxy and were adversaries of the Daleks.

The Movellans outwardly resemble physically attractive humans, of various ethnicities and both genders. All of the Movellan androids and gynoids wear white, form-fitting uniforms and wear their hair in silver braids. Being androids, the Movellans are stronger and have more endurance than normal humans. However, the major weakness of the Movellan design is that each android's external power pack, carried on its belt, can be easily removed to completely shut down the android. The power pack circuitry can also be modified, reprogramming the android to obey human orders.

Moxx of Balhoon

One of the aliens visiting Platform One to witness the destruction of planet Earth.

Myrka

N

Naglon

Nanogene

Navarino

Nestene

Nimon

O

Ogri

Ogron

Ood

Doctor Who alien
The Ood
Type telepathic Humanoid
Affiliated with Time Lords, Humans, The Beast
Home planet Ood sphere
First appearance The Impossible Planet

The Ood are an alien race, native to the Ood Sphere, and bred as slaves. They are born with two brains - in addition to the brain in their head, they possess an external hindbrain, held by the Ood and attached to a cord via their mouth. A separate main Ood brain telepathically connects all Ood. To make Ood slaves compliant, their hindbrain is replaced with a communication sphere, which can be used as a weapon causing electrocution.

Optera

Doctor Who alien
Optera
Type multipedal insects
Affiliated with Zarbi, Menoptra
Home planet Vortis
First appearance The Web Planet

The Optera appeared in the First Doctor story The Web Planet by Bill Strutton. These caterpillar-like creatures were once Menoptra, but they elected to instead burrow under the ground and abandon the world of light and flight above. It is implied that they may have been driven there by the malevolent Animus.

They have larger eyes than their Menoptra brethren, and have no wings. However, they have numerous arms and appear to "hop" in a stylised way. They speak with inflection different to that of their bee-like cousins, but their speech is a strange dialect of the language of the "upper world" and words and phrases they have coined for themselves.

At the story's end, the Animus is defeated and the Optera are persuaded to return to the surface, where they look forward to their children learning the joys of flight; implying that once back on the surface the Optera will redevelop wings. It is assumed that all of species indigenous to Vortis are now living peacefully together.

Osiran

The Osirans were a powerful alien race who were equal to the Time Lords and much of whose history became encoded in egyptian mythlogy. Sutekh, a renegade who became evil, was one of them. He was pursued across the galaxy by his brother Horus and was finally defeated on Earth by the combined might of 740 Osirans. Sutekh was trapped in a hidden black pyramid in Egypt, held in place by an energy beam transmitted from a pyramid on Mars. Once the beam was disabled, the Doctor managed to travel back to earth before it released Sutekh and using a control from the TARDIS was able to set the end of the transit tunnel millions of years into the future so when it released Sutekh he was dead.

P

Pel

Pig slave

In "Daleks in Manhattan" and "Evolution of the Daleks" (2007), the Cult of Skaro experimented on humans and turned them into Pig Slaves if they possessed a low level of intelligence. Just why the Daleks chose such a form for their slaves is unknown. The Pig Slaves captured subjects for the Dalek experiments, taking them through the sewers of Manhattan to the basement of the Empire State Building. Some pigs hid in the Broadway theatre where the showgirl Tallulah performed. Tallulah later sees her "missing" boyfriend, Laszlo, but does not immediately recognize him because he has been mutated into a half-pig/half-man form. Laszlo still retains most of his memory and personality since he managed to escape from the Daleks before the process could be completed. He leaves a single white rose for Tallulah in her dressing room each night before her performance and is able to resist the Daleks, unlike the other mutants. True Pig Slaves are extremely aggressive and savage creatures, and according to Laszlo, capable of slitting a throat with their bare teeth. However, they are also vulnerable and have very short lifespans, only surviving a few weeks.

The Torchwood Institute website states that 1930s New York suffered an infestation similar to the Weevil infestation of Cardiff in the late 2000s, and that it was covered up by rumours of sewer crocodiles.[7] This is presumably intended by the website's producers to tie in the New York's Pig Slave infestation of Daleks in Manhattan with the stories of the Torchwood universe.[citation needed]

Plasmavore

Race of shape-changing aliens who lived off the richest veins of haemoglobin they could find. They absorb blood from their victims, which in turn changes their own blood makeup to that of the victim's blood, thereby being able to mimic other species when medically scanned. A plasmavore was hiding in the Royal Hope Hospital on Earth, disguised as Florence Finnegan.

Primord

Proamon

Pyrovile

Doctor Who alien
Fires of Pompeii.jpg
Pyrovile
Type Molten golems
Home planet Pyrovilia
First appearance "The Fires of Pompeii"

The Pyroviles are a race of aliens which appeared in the episode "The Fires of Pompeii". With a stone skin held together by living magma, their shape resembles Roman Centurions. One of their ships fell to Earth thousands of years ago, shattering them into dust. The earthquake that caused Mount Vesuvius to erupt in the year 79 re-awakened them, and they possessed human hosts in nearby Pompeii. These hosts helped the few adult Pyroviles who had survived to construct an energy conversion matrix to use lava inside Mount Vesuvius to conquer Earth and power the conversion of the whole human race into adult Pyroviles in order to replace their homeworld of Pyrovilia, which was "lost". Throwing water over them is fatal, since it causes their magma to cool. They are also capable of breathing fire; their breath is shown as powerful enough to incinerate a human in seconds. The invading Pyroviles were supposedly destroyed in the AD 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

In "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End", it is revealed that Pyrovilia was among the 27 planets snatched into the Medusa Cascade by the New Dalek Empire. After their defeat, all the planets were returned to their rightful places. With the reappearance of their homeworld, there may be hope for any remaining Pyroviles.

R

Raak

The Raak was a sea monster experimented on by Crozier in Mindwarp (1986).

Racnoss

Doctor Who alien
Racnoss.jpg
Racnoss
Type Humanoid arachnids
Affiliated with Racnoss Empire
Home planet Racnoss
First appearance "The Runaway Bride"

The Racnoss appeared in the Tenth Doctor story "The Runaway Bride" in 2006.

The Racnoss were an ancient race of aliens from the Dark Times of the universe. Half-humanoid, half-arachnid in appearance, they were an invasion force who consumed everything on the planets they conquered. Their race was wiped out by the Fledgeling Empires, including the Time Lords, over 4.6 billion years ago. Nearly all of the survivors of the race escaped in their ship to where the Earth would later form, serving in place of a planetesimal as its core, hibernating for billions of years, with the exception of their Empress. She would later come to Earth in her ship, the Webstar, seeking to use the Huon particles which had been recreated by the Torchwood Institute as a means of resurrecting her "children" before feasting on the human population of Earth. The last Racnoss were presumed wiped out when the Doctor drained the waters of the Thames down the shaft leading to their ship; the Empress was killed when her own ship was destroyed by the British army at the order of Mr. Saxon.

The Empress appears briefly in a flashback in "Turn Left". In the parallel universe created by Donna Noble, she has still been defeated, but the Doctor, taking too long to escape without Donna's assistance, was drowned and died with her, the water killing him too quickly for him to regenerate, causing the Earth to become a dystopia over the next few years.

Raston Warrior Robot

The Raston Robot is an advanced killing machine that relies on movement to track its quarry. Its speed is such that if it leaps from the ground, it will appear to have teleported. It is built with an impenetrable yet flexible armour, and can shoot deadly arrows from its arms. It's speed, power and accuracy was enough for it to dispatch a large troop of Cybermen with ease.

Raxacoricofallapatorians

Native to Raxacoricofallapatorius, Raxacoricofallpatorians are grouped by extended family names which are sometimes used to refer to their species generically. They hatch from eggs and are composed of living calcium. Capital punishment is practiced on the home world, which involves immersion of convicted criminals in acid that slowly dissolves them while still alive.

The Slitheen family are a ruthless criminal sect motivated by profit. Convicted for their crimes on Raxacoricofallapatorius, they face execution if they return.

The Blathereen family are sworn enemies of the Slitheen, and have infiltrated the prison on the planet Justicia.[8]

Reaper

Doctor Who alien
Reapers
Type Extradimensional flying reptiles
Affiliated with None
Home planet None (Outside of time and space)
First appearance "Father's Day"

Reapers appeared in the Ninth Doctor episode "Father's Day", written by Paul Cornell. Although not named on screen, they were referred to as "Reapers" in the publicity material for the episode. The production team based their design on the Grim Reaper, with their tails shaped like scythes.

Reapers are multi-limbed, flying creatures similar to pterosaurs, with a large wingspan, sharp teeth both in the form of a beak and a secondary mouth in their torsos, coupled with a rapacious attitude. The Reapers are apparently extradimensional, materialising and dematerialising out of the spacetime vortex. They are attracted to temporal paradoxes that damage time, like bacteria swarming around a wound. They then proceed to "sterilise" the wound by consuming everyone in sight.

Once in this dimension, however, they can be blocked by material barriers. The older the barriers, the more effective they are, but even the oldest of barriers cannot stop them forever. Paradoxes can also allow them to directly materialise at the spot of the paradox. If the timeline is restored, they vanish, with their actions reversed as if they had never happened.

In "Father's Day", the Doctor explained that when the Time Lords were still around, there were laws to prevent the spread of paradoxes and that such paradoxes could be repaired. This implies that the Reapers are a natural phenomenon whose manifestation could be prevented if the paradox was resolved quickly. However, with the elimination of the other Time Lords in the Time War, there was no longer any agency that could repair time.

Refusian

Rill

Rutan

S

Sand beast

Sao Til

Appeared in a special Doctor Who scene filmed for the BBC 1 entertainment programme Tonight's the Night. The creature is apparently male with a bulbus blue head without visible mouth or eyes. Sao Til dresses in human clothes and a trilby hat but this does not diguise his paralysing weapon attached to his right hand. It was created by the winner of the Doctor Who Alien Talent Search competition that ran during the series.

Savage

Scarecrow

Straw-filled foot soldiers created by Son of Mine, using molecular fringe animation. They were relentless and untiring, with rudimentary intelligence. Even after being cut down by machine-gun fire, they could be reanimated.

Sea Devil

Seaweed creature

Selachian

Sensorite

Shalka

Shambonie

An alien race said to have big foreheads.

Shrivenzale

Silurian

Sisterhood of Karn

Skith

The Skith are ice-based, telepathic aliens. They see themselves as explorers and seekers of knowledge, but their methodology is to pull information from the minds of others. They appear as humanoid figures made of blue ice, except the Skith Leader, who is a larger figure made of red ice, and the Mindcore, which transmits telepathic information to and from the Worldmind on their homeworld, and resembles a giant, tentacled head, made out of blue ice. Those infected by Skith telepathic ice gradually become Skith-like drones themselves.

They first appeared in the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip "The First" (#s 385-389), where they are based at the South Pole, and intercept the Ernest Shackleton expedition, before being stopped by the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones. In the story "Age of Ice" (#s 408-410), the surviving Skith Leader reappears in present-day Australia, when he believes his people have come to rescue him. However, in the time that has passed since "The First", the Skith philosophy has changed, and they are now initialising a fullscale invasion. Based on the information absorbed from the Doctor's mind in the earlier story, they have constructed a duplicate TARDIS. As with all spin-off media, the canonicity of this information is uncertain.

Skonnan

Slabs

Composed of solid leather and animated by rudimentary intelligence, these drones always worked in pairs. A Plasmavore hiding on Earth from Judoon justice sculpted a pair of Slabs into resembling human despatch riders so they could blend into the background at the Royal Hope Hospital, where the Plasmavore was staying. The Doctor destroyed one Slab with an overdose of Roentgen radiation from the hospital's X-ray machine, whilst another was vaporised by the Judoon.

Slyther

The Slyther was a monster that served the Daleks. It was seen in episodes four and five of The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964), guarding the Dalek mines in Bedfordshire. After the Slyther attacked a small group of humans, killing Ashton, Ian hit it with a rock, causing it to fall down a pit to its death.

Solonian

Sontaran

Spiridon

The Spiridons featured in the serial Planet of the Daleks (1973). They were the dominant species of sentient humanoids on planet Spiridon in the Ninth System. They had developed a form of invisibility but became visible after death. They had been subjugated, to be used as experimental subjects and slaves, by the Daleks who were attempting to discover the secret of the Spiridons' invisibility and reproduce it for their own use. Some of the Spiridons, including one called Wester, resisted. They wore furs to keep themselves warm. The Doctor returns to Spiridon in spin-off audio adventures Return of the Daleks and Brotherhood of the Daleks.

Stigorax

"Swarm"

Also know by the Unified Intelligence Task-Force (U.N.I.T) as Stingrays, they are flying manta ray-like creatures, with metal exoskeletons that allow them to travel from planet to planet via wormholes. They consume everything on a planet, turning it into desert; and then swarm over the planet's surface, generating a wormhole which allows them to travel to the next planet.

The Stingrays are apparently arthropods, as they are exothermic, and possess an exoskeleton composed of metal that has been ingested then exuded to the exoskeleton. They are voracious feeders, eating both organic and inorganic materials ranging from flesh and bone to plant matter to metals and plastic. They also produce vast numbers of young and grow from birth to adult in under a year, as shown when the doctor shows a year-old clip of San Helios before its Stingray infestation.

They travel to other planets through wormholes created in the fabric of Spacetime by circling a planet faster and faster, and as each swarm can contain billions of giant stingrays, they rip a hole in space. Their wormholes can transport the whole swarm an infinite distance through space.

Swarm (virus)

Swampie

Sycorax

Doctor Who alien
Sycorax
Type Humanoid
Affiliated with Unknown
Home planet Fire Trap (JX82 system)
First appearance "The Christmas Invasion"

The Sycorax first appeared in the debut Tenth Doctor story "The Christmas Invasion" in 2005.

The Sycorax appear to be skinless humanoids wearing mantles of bone, usually keeping their features concealed under helmets. They are proficient in the use of weapons like swords and whips, the latter which can deliver an energy discharge that disintegrates the flesh of its target. Their language is called Sycoraxic. The Sycorax also appear to have technology that is either disguised or treated as magic, referring to "curses" and the Doctor's regenerative abilities as "witchcraft". The Sycorax leader referred to an "armada" that they could use to take Earth by force if their blood control plan failed. They also appear to have a martial society, with traditions of honourable combat, yet they have no qualms about killing prisoners. According to the BBC website, the Sycorax facial structure was inspired by the skull of a horse.[citation needed]

According to a write-up by Russell T Davies on the BBC website[citation needed], the Sycorax originated on an asteroid in the distant JX82 system, known as the Fire Trap. They were uplifted when a spaceship crashed on their asteroid and the Sycorax Leader enslaved the survivors, forcing the aliens to teach them about their technology. The asteroid was then retrofitted into the first of many spaceships, which the Sycorax then used to raid other planets, becoming feared interstellar scavengers. This reputation is made clear in their attitude to other 'inferior' races. The Sycorax leader comments to Rose that he would not 'dirty his tongue' with her language, and their translated word for 'human' can also be taken to mean 'cattle'. Their armada is permanently in orbit around the Jewel of Staa Crafell.

In The Doctor Who Files books, the name of the Sycorax homeworld is given as "Sycorax". It is unclear if this is another name for the Fire Trap. Furthermore, after the destruction of the Fire Trap, the Sycorax spread further through the galaxy, and like humans are one of three species that continually survive and adapt, even unto the End of the Universe.[9]

The name Sycorax is used in William Shakespeare's play The Tempest. Shakespeare's Sycorax has died before the play begins; she is described as a witch who was the mother of the beast Caliban. The Shakespearean name is referenced in the third series episode "The Shakespeare Code" when the Doctor finds a horse's skull in The Globe's prop cupboard. He comments that it "Reminds [him] too much of the Sycorax". Shakespeare remarks he likes the sound of the word, obviously then going on to use it in The Tempest.

Other media

In issue #1 of the IDW published Doctor Who comic book, a Sycorax is collecting near-extinct species to use with shape-shifters for expensive hunts. The Sycorax race also make a return in the Tenth Doctor comic strip "The Widow's Curse", in Doctor Who Magazine #395. The DWM comic story is the first appearance of female Sycorax, who seem to operate separately from the males.

T

Taran beast

Terileptil

Doctor Who alien
Terileptil
Type Reptilian humanoid
Affiliated with Galactic Federation?
Home planet Terileptus
First appearance The Visitation

The Terileptils appeared in the Fifth Doctor serial The Visitation by Eric Saward. They are a reptilian humanoid species, they cannot survive long without breathing soliton gas, which is highly combustible when combined with oxygen. As an advanced society, they enjoy a heightened appreciation of both aesthetics and warfare, and have been known to employ bejeweled androids. Criminal punishment in Terileptil society includes life imprisonment working in tinclavic mines on the planet Raaga, often with sub-standard medical care.

In 1666, a group of Terileptil prison escapees hidden near London attempted to use a genetically enhanced version of the Black Plague to destroy humanity. The destruction of their lab in Pudding Lane, with help from the Doctor, causes the Great Fire of London.

The Terileptils destroyed the Sonic Screwdriver which did not appear again until the Doctor Who TV Movie.

According to the Virgin Missing Adventures novel The Dark Path by David A. McIntee, by the 34th century, their homeworld Terileptus is a member of the Galactic Federation, and a noted builder of starships. A Terileptil also appears as the chief engineer on a Federation starship. The planet is destroyed during the events described in the novel; however, as with all spin-off media, the canonicity of this information is uncertain.

Terradonian

Tetrap

Doctor Who alien
Tetrap
Type Bat-like humanoids
Affiliated with The Rani
Home planet Tetrapyriarbus
First appearance Time and the Rani

The Tetraps are a bat-like race from the planet Tetrapyriarbus. A pack of Tetraps was employed by the Rani to help defend her Giant Brain in the Seventh Doctor's debut story, Time and the Rani (1987) by Pip and Jane Baker. The Rani armed a pack of Tetraps for this purpose and used them as general henchmen to terrorise the native Lakertyans.

Tetraps have four eyes, one on each side of their head, giving them all-round vision, and put this to good use in stalking fugitives. Like bats, they sleep by hanging upside-down in a cavern. They feed off a dark red-coloured sludge that the Lakertyan leader releases down a chute into a trough.

Tetraps possess limited intelligence, but they soon realise that the Rani's plans would have them all killed on Lakertya. This is confirmed when their leader, Urak, hears of her plans and she later leaves him to guard over her laboratory rather than take him with her in her TARDIS, thus condemning him to death. Urak and the enraged Tetraps capture the Rani in her ship and take her back to their home planet, to force her to help solve their natural resource shortages.

Thal

Tharil

Tigellan

Time Beetle

Doctor Who alien
Time Beetle
Type Time-sensitive insectoids
Affiliated with The Trickster
Fortune teller
First appearance "Turn Left"

The Time Beetle[10] is a member of the Trickster's Brigade, a group of aliens that serve the Trickster. The Time Beetle, similar to the Trickster himself, feeds on time energy and can cause a victim to change a decision they made in the past, thereby altering history. The change in history is usually very minor, affecting only the person the beetle attaches to, and the universe usually "compensates" for the discrepancy.

When the beetle attaches to Donna in "Turn Left", it prevents her from ever meeting the Doctor, resulting in disaster for Earth. The Doctor, Martha Jones, Sarah Jane Smith, and Torchwood staff Ianto Jones and Gwen Cooper were all killed, the city of London was completely destroyed when the Titanic crashed into Buckingham Palace, Captain Jack Harkness was taken to the Sontaran homeworld, and millions of people died from threats the Doctor would have otherwise prevented. If the alternative future had continued, reality would have been destroyed by Davros.

In an accompanying "Monster Files" episode, Captain Jack raised doubts over whether the whole of the Trickster's Brigade consists of beetles, suggesting all individuals are of different species.

Time Lord

Toclafane

Doctor Who alien
Toclafane
Type Humans integrated into metallic spheres
Affiliated with The Master
First appearance "The Sound of Drums"

The Toclafane[11] are the last remnants of humanity from the year 100 trillion. Originally intending to travel to Utopia, the last refuge of a dying universe, they find nothing but "the dark and the cold" of space. Losing the last shred of hope they had, they turned on themselves, cannibalising their own bodies to create a new cyborg race. As part of this process they regress into little more than children with shared memories. The name Toclafane is given to them by the Master, who takes it from the Gallifreyan equivalent of the bogeyman.

The Toclafane's cyborg forms possess energy devices capable of killing and disintegrating targets. They are equipped with numerous retractable blades. The first four to be seen also exhibit apparent teleportation or cloaking abilities, not displayed by others of their race. All that remains of their bodies are barely recognisable human faces wired into basketball-sized mechanical spheres.

In "The Sound of Drums"/"Last of the Time Lords", the Master rescues four Toclafane from the end of the universe prior to an eventual Big Crunch, using them to fake a first contact situation in order to draw the world's leaders into one place for easy capture. He then uses a "paradox machine" to allow the future of the human race to slaughter many in the present, in short bringing the six billion humans that are alive in the year 100 trillion to return in the form of the Toclafane. The paradox machine creates a temporal paradox, allowing them to kill their ancestors without damaging themselves, and thus establish the Master's rule over Earth. After subduing Earth, the Master aims to establish a new Time Lord empire with himself as the leader and the Toclafane as his people and ground troops. This plan is foiled when the paradox machine is destroyed, causing time to rewind and trapping the Toclafane back at the end of the universe.

The Toclafane feature on the cover of the New Series Adventures novel, The Story of Martha, which chronicles Martha's adventures during The Year That Never Was.

Tractator

Trakenite

Trin E and Zu Zana

Trion

Tritovore

Humanoid fly creatures, they trade with other civilizations for their excrement. They communicate with clicks that the TARDIS didn't translate because it was not on the same planet as The Doctor and Lady Christina de Souza. The Doctor speaks with them through their own language while they understand The Doctor through a one-way telepathic translating communication device.

Tythonian

U

Urbankan

Usurian

The Usurians from the planet Usurius are a species that abandoned military conquest in favour of economic conquest. They enslaved humanity after their engineers made Mars suitable for human habitation, humans having depleted the Earth's resources. Once humanity had depleted Mars's resources as well, the Usurians engineered Pluto so that humans could inhabit it. They created six artificial "Suns" around it and installed the Collector, seen in The Sun Makers, to oversee the collection of taxes from their human workforce. They intended to abandon Pluto and leave humanity to become extinct once the humans had exhausted its resources, there being no economically viable planet to relocate humanity to once more. The humans on Pluto revolted against the Collector and seized control of Pluto. The revolutionaries intended to relocate to Earth as the Doctor assured them it would have regenerated in their absence.

The Usurians have knowledge of the Time Lords, graded as "Grade 3" in their "latest market survey", considering it to be of low commercial value. Usurians can adopt a humanoid form but in their natural state they resemble seaweed. Shock can force them to revert to their natural form. According to the Doctor, Usurians are listed in a "flora and fauna" of the universe written by a Professor Thripthead under poisonous fungi.

V

Validium

Vampire

Vanir

Vardan

Varga plant

Doctor Who alien
Varga Plants
Type Animal/plant hybrid
Affiliated with Daleks
Home planet Skaro
First appearance "Mission to the Unknown"

The Varga plants (sometimes Vaarga) appeared in the First Doctor episode "Mission to the Unknown" and the serial The Daleks' Master Plan, which were essentially a prologue and main epic respectively. They were created by Terry Nation.

Varga Plants grew naturally on the Daleks' homeworld, Skaro, and when the Daleks set up a base on the planet Kembel they brought some Varga plants with them to act as sentries in the jungle surrounding their base. They were suited to this as they could move around freely by dragging themselves along with their roots.

Varga plants resemble cacti; they are covered in fur and thorns. Anyone pricked by a Varga thorn will be consumed by the urge to kill, while simultaneously becoming a Varga plant themselves. This grisly fate befell astronauts Jeff Garvey and Gordon Lowery, and their commander, Marc Cory, was forced to kill them.

The plants later made an appearance in the Big Finish audio I, Davros: Purity. In this, it was revealed that the Varga plants were one of the oldest species on Skaro, but for most of their history had been immobile. Since the start of the Kaled-Thal war however, exposure to radiation and chemical weapons had caused them to rapidly evolve into a much deadlier form, capable of self-locomotion. It was this discovery that caused Davros to become interested in genetically engineering creatures in order to create weapons of war. As with all spin-off media, the canonicity of this information is uncertain.

Varosian

Vashta Nerada

Doctor Who alien
Vashta Nerada
Type Carnivorous swarm
Affiliated with Unknown
Home planet Practically universal
First appearance "Silence in the Library"

Vashta Nerada (literally: the shadows that melt the flesh) are microscopic swarm creatures which, when present in a high enough concentration, are totally indistinguishable from shadows, and use this to their advantage in approaching and attacking prey. They are described as the "piranhas of the air", able to strip their victims to the bone in an instant in high enough densities. The Doctor says that almost every planet in the universe has some, including Earth, and claims that they can be seen as the specks of dust visible in unusually bright light. On most planets, however, Vashta Nerada exist in relatively low concentrations, feeding primarily on carrion, with attacks on people being comparatively rare. In the episode "Silence in the Library", an unusually high concentration of Vashta Nerada had completely overrun the 51st century "Library," resulting in the apparent death of everyone inside at the time.

Vashta Nerada normally live in forested areas, and reproduce by means of microscopic spores which can lay dormant in wood pulp. In the episode "Forest of the Dead", this is revealed to be the reason for their unusual prevalence in The Library, as it is made known that the books and The Library itself were constructed of wood from the Vashta Nerada's native forest feeding grounds.

Venom grub

Vervoid

Artificially created plant-based humanoids who possess problem-solving intelligence and the power of speech; they were intended to perform tasks usually carried out by robots, but for a fraction of the cost. Unfortunately they instead decided to eradicate all of 'animalkind'. Vervoids had about the size and strength of humans, but were covered in leaves which provided them with energy through photosynthesis. They possessed thorns so poisonous they could kill a human on contact, and could produce copious amounts of methane-based swamp gas.

Vespiform

Doctor Who alien
Vespiform
Type Morphing insectoids
Home planet Unknown, Silfrax Galaxy
First appearance "The Unicorn and the Wasp"

The Vespiform are a species resembling giant wasps, born en masse in hives in the Silfrax Galaxy. Each possesses the ability to morph into other species. It also has the ability to breed with other species, including humans, to produce offspring. The Monster Files feature establishes them as an ancient race and that they have fought the Quarks. [12]

Vespiform have a telepathic connection to objects called firestones, which contain part of their mind. Like Earth's wasps, the Vespiform are vulnerable to water. A Vespiform-human hybrid can live a normal life as a human until a burst of intense emotion awakens its alien biology. They are said to be at war with the Quark rebels. When the Vespiform morphs into another species it emits a purple aura.

In "The Unicorn and the Wasp", when the Vespiform appears it goes on a killing spree to keep anybody from revealing that it is actually the son of the rich Lady Eddison. The Vespiform attempts to kill the Doctor by poisoning his drink with cyanide. The drink was poisoned by Reverend Golightly, the human version of the Vespiform. In the end the Vespiform is killed by Donna Noble who drowns it in a lake.

Vinvocci

The Vinvocci are a race of spiky green aliens who first appeared in The End of Time. A pair of Vinvocci came to Earth as part of a salvage operation to recover Vinvocci techonology—a medical device for healing entire planets, which Joshua Naismith named the "Immortality Gate". They possess disguise technology referred to by the doctor as a Shimmer. When the Doctor notes a similarity to Bannakaffalatta from Voyage of the Damned, noting the distinction that "he was small, and red", the Vinvocci are quick to differentiate themselves from the Zocci.

Viperox

Virus

Viyrans

The Viyrans are an allusive race of aliens heard in Big Finish Productions audio stories. They originate from a distant galaxy that waged a huge war using a wide variety of powerful technologically advanced biological weapons. A final peace agreement was reached and the biological weapons were gathered together at the Amethyst Viral Containment Station with the intention of destroying them. But then there was an incident involving the Sixth Doctor and the Daleks and all of the dangerous virus weaponry was spread throughout the universe, landing on various worlds and causing havoc.

The Viyrans come from that distant galaxy. Their job is to seek out all the stray viruses, neutralize them and cure any victims, if possible. They also feel it's their duty to make sure no one finds out anything about any of this, in case someone of low morals tries to track down some of these viruses themselves.

They have no real spoken language, but communicate psychically or through hand motions or sometimes by trying to replicate an individual's voice. They can also time travel. What they actually look like is a mystery, but they are humanoid in shape, always appearing in a white type of hazmat suit. When they find an infected location, they block off the area and work in secret, never letting anyone know they were there, before, during or after. They collect all the victims in flying glass coffins and attempt to cure them. If the infected individuals can be cured, they are returned and their memories of the events are erased. If not, they are destroyed.

The first appearance of The Viyrans was in a short story called No One Died from the 2007 Doctor Who Storybook, featuring the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler. Their first appearance in an audio story was Mission of the Viyrans with the Fifth Doctor and Peri Brown. The viral explosion is witnessed in Patient Zero. In Blue Forgotten Planet it is revealed that Charley Pollard is employed by the Viyrans after they cure a virus she contracted.

Although they did not appear themselves, their engineered viruses were featured in Urgent Calls, Urban Myths and The Wishing Beast & The Vanity Box. These one part stories (and Mission of the Viyrans) were listed in their booklets as being part of the "Virus Strand" arc. Some of the viruses they've tried to neutralize include a virus that can destroy the minds of an entire planet (No One Died), a particle that can induce beneficial coincidences for communications devices (Urgent Calls), an exaggerating frenzy illness (Urban Myths), a living wish-granting device (The Wishing Beast & The Vanity Box) and a rapidly spreading contagion that crudely distorts DNA, slowly killing its victims (Mission of the Viyrans).

Vogan

Voord

Vortisaur

W

Waterhive

The Waterhive is the description given to an unnamed alien race from the New Series Adventures novel The Feast of the Drowned. They are composed of water and can take over the body of a drowned being. The body is thus preserved, although the eyes of their host will become "pearly", forcing glasses to be worn. They infiltrated the high ranks of the Navy in order to send sailors and their loved ones to their watery graves. Their plan was to use the living drowned as human incubators for their larvae, this failed when the doctor reduced the hive to atoms.

Weeping Angels

Doctor Who alien
Weeping Angel
Type Winged humanoids/statues
Affiliated with None
Home planet Unknown
First appearance "Blink"

The Weeping Angels are a group of hunters featured in the Tenth Doctor episode "Blink". Because their physiology is quantum-locked, they only occupy a single position in space when seen by an observer (see Schrödinger's Cat). When they are not observed they become a "quantum wave form" that occupies many positions in space, thus they cannot move while being observed; but when they are not they can appear to travel exceedingly quickly. They use this ability to approach and attack unwary prey. They turn to stone when observed, acting as a defense mechanism, because according to the Doctor, "you can't kill a stone." While in their locked state they appear as stone statues, often covering their eyes so that they will not see each other and lock themselves forever in stone form. This defense mechanism is what gave them the name "Weeping Angels".

According to the Doctor, "[the Weeping Angels] are as old as the universe (or very nearly), but no one really knows where they come from." He also describes them as "creatures of the abstract", "the lonely assassins", and "the only psychopaths in the universe to kill you nicely", because their method of killing doesn't do anything of the sort: a touch sends their victims into the past to live out their lives before they were even born; the Angels then feed on the "potential energy" of the lives their victims would have lived in the present.

In "Blink", a quartet of Weeping Angels strand the Doctor and his companion Martha Jones in the year 1969, and attempt to feed off the vast potential energy reserves of the TARDIS. Despite dispatching the Doctor, the Angels fail to get into the TARDIS; though they get the key, they can't find the machine itself. Sally Sparrow takes the key from one of them while it is in stone form, leading them to stalk Sally to regain it. During their pursuit, Sally inadvertently leads them to the TARDIS. Eventually the four Angels, having surrounded the TARDIS, are tricked into looking at each other when the box disappears, leaving them deadlocked in their stone forms.

In a poll conducted by BBC, taking votes from 2,000 readers of the Doctor Who Adventures magazine, the Weeping Angels were voted the scariest monsters of 2007 with 55% of the vote; the Master and the Daleks took second and third place, with 15% and 4% of the vote, respectively. The Daleks usually come out on top in such polls. Moray Laing, Editor of Doctor Who Adventures, praised the concept of escaping a monster by not blinking, something both simple and difficult to do.[13]

The Weeping Angels came in at number three in Neil Gaiman's "Top Ten New Classic Monsters" in Entertainment Weekly.[14]

"Blink" won the Hugo award for Best Dramatic Presentation (short form) in 2008.[15]

Steven Moffat, the writer of Blink and the series' new head writer, has announced that the Weeping Angels will be returning in Series 5.[16]

The Weeping Angels can be seen in both trailers for Series 5. They will be in the "Series 5" episodes, "The Time of Angels" and "Flesh and Stone".

Werewolf

Wirrn

Doctor Who alien
Wirrn
Type Parasitic insectoids
Affiliated with Noah
Home planet Somewhere in Andromeda
First appearance The Ark in Space

The Wirrn are an insectoid race that made their debut in the 1975 Fourth Doctor story The Ark in Space. The name is sometimes spelled Wirrrn, which is a spelling originating from the novelisation of the story.

The Wirrn claim to have originated from Andromeda (whether they meant the galaxy, the constellation, or even a planet named "Andromeda" is unclear), but were driven into space by human settlers. They are slightly larger than humans, dark green and wasp-like in appearance, and live mostly in space, although their breeding colonies are terrestrial. Their bodies are a self-contained system, their lungs being able to recycle waste carbon dioxide and only needing to touch down occasionally on planetary bodies for food and oxygen. The Wirrn's life cycle involves laying their eggs in living hosts; the larvae emerge to consume the host, absorbing its memories and knowledge. A Wirrn larva is a green slug-like creature, varying in size from a few inches to 1 or 2 metres across. It can "infect" another organism through contact with a substance it excretes, mutating them into an adult Wirrn and connecting their consciousness to the hive mind.

In The Ark in Space, the Wirrn found Space Station Nerva in orbit around an Earth devastated centuries before by solar flares. The survivors had lain in suspended animation waiting for the planet to recover, but had overslept by several millennia. The Wirrn intended to use the sleepers as a food source and claim the empty Earth for their own, as both a means of survival and an act of revenge against the human race for taking their former territories. In the course of their plan, Noah, leader of Nerva, was infected and converted to their kind. However, Noah still retained "more than a vestige of human spirit", probably thanks to the encouragements of the Doctor, and led the Wirrn into Nerva's transport ship even though he knew it was rigged to explode. It did so, ending the Wirrn threat.

The Wirrn have also appeared in the Eighth Doctor Adventures novel Placebo Effect by Gary Russell, and in the audio play Wirrn: Race Memory, produced by BBV and the Big Finish audio story Wirrn Dawn by Nicholas Briggs. A dead Wirrn appears briefly in The Stones of Blood.

X

Xeraphin

Doctor Who alien
Xeraphin
Type Gestalt humanoid
Affiliated with The Master
Home planet Xeriphas
First appearance Time-Flight

The Xeraphin were an ancient species encountered by the Fifth Doctor in the story Time-Flight by Peter Grimwade. Originating from the planet Xeriphas, they possessed immense psychokinetic and scientific powers. The Doctor believed the race to have been wiped out during the crossfire during the Vardon/Kosnax war. Instead, the entire race fled to Earth in an escaping spacecraft. The ship crashed near present day Heathrow some 140 million years ago. When the Xeraphin emerged they built a Citadel to mark their new home but the Xeraphin were so plagued with radiation that they abandoned their original humanoid bodies and transformed into a single bioplasmic gestalt intelligence within a sarcophagus at the heart of the Citadel.

The arrival of the Master coincided with their emergence from the gestalt state when the radiation effects had subsided, and his influence caused the emergence of a split personality of good and evil, each side competing for their tremendous power while yearning to become a proper species once again. The Master, who was stranded on Earth at the time too, succeeded in capturing the Xeraphin as a new power source for his TARDIS. However, the Doctor's intervention meant his nemesis' TARDIS was sent to Xeriphas where events became out of his control.

Before fleeing Xeriphas and the Xeraphin, the Master took with him Kamelion, a Xeraphin war weapon with advanced shape-changing abilities dependent on the will of its controller. Kamelion was freed from the Master and joined the Doctor's TARDIS crew in "The King's Demons".

Xeron

Xylok

Y

Yeti

Z

Zarbi

Doctor Who alien
Zarbi
Type Insectoid
Affiliated with Animus
Home planet Vortis
First appearance The Web Planet

The Zarbi appeared in the 1965 First Doctor story The Web Planet written by Bill Strutton, and are an ant-like insectoid species, with some characteristics associated with beetles, from the planet Vortis, which were controlled by the power of the Animus. They are roughly eight feet long, and the Menoptra claim, perhaps a little callously, that they are "little more than cattle".

They possess little intelligence but were not at all aggressive until the Animus arrived. They were enslaved to the alien consciousness and considered the butterfly-like Menoptra their mortal enemies. Only they could control the woodlouse-like venom grubs, also known as larvae guns.

They returned to their normal ways after the Animus was defeated by the First Doctor, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright and Vicki. It is presumed that the various species on Vortis are now living peacefully together.

Zocci

The Zocci are a race of red diminutive spiked aliens. Voyage of the Damned featured a Zocci named Bannakaffalatta. His species was first named in The End of Time, where the Vinvocci are quick to differentiate themselves from the Zocci.

Zolfa-Thuran

Zygon

See also

References

  1. ^ "Partners in Crime". Writer Russell T Davies, Director James Strong, Producer Phil Collinson. Doctor Who. BBC. BBC One, Cardiff. 2008-04-05.
  2. ^ "The Monster Files". BBC. 2008-04-05. http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/s4/episodes/?episode=S4_01&character=&action=videostream&playlist=/doctorwho/playlists/s4_01/video/s4_01_v_01.xml&video=1&date=&summary=Captain%20Jack%20reveals%20facts,%20figures%20and%20top%20secret%20info%20about%20the%20Adipose.&info=&info2=&info3=. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 
  3. ^ "Gridlock commentary podcast". podcast (BBC). April 14, 2007. http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rmhttp://downloadtrial/doctorwho/doctorwho-seriesthree/doctorwho-seriesthree_20070414-1940_40_st.mp3. 
  4. ^ Doctor Who Adventures, Issue 21, 17 -30 Jan 2007
  5. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/s4/videos/S4_06 , "The Monster Files"
  6. ^ BBC - Doctor Who - Videos - Series Four
  7. ^ "1950s Torchwood memo (partial)". BBC-created Torchwood Institute website. Archived from the original on 2007-05-07. http://web.archive.org/web/20070419033407re_/www.torchwood.org.uk/html/weevils/images/paper-scrap.jpg. Retrieved 2007-01-26. 
  8. ^ BBC BOOK, The Monsters Inside
  9. ^ Doctor Who Starships And Spacestations 2008
  10. ^ In the Doctor Who Confidential episode accompanying "Turn Left", Russell T Davies stated that the production team refer to it as the Time Beetle.
  11. ^ Their name has been quoted by Doctor Who Fact Files on the BBC's website as meaning roughly "Fool the fan", in French. It has actually no meaning in that language.
  12. ^ [ BBC - Doctor Who - Videos - Series Four]
  13. ^ "Monster Hit". BBC. 2007-09-12. http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/news/cult/news/drwho/2007/09/12/48755.shtml. Retrieved 2007-10-08. 
  14. ^ "Neil Gaiman: My Top 10 New Classic Monsters". Entertainment Weekly. 2008-07. http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20213067_20213322_20214359_3,00.html. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  15. ^ "2008 Hugo Award Results Announced". Hugo Awards website. 2008-08-09. http://www.thehugoawards.org/?p=146. Retrieved 2008-08-11. 
  16. ^ "Steven Moffat/DH Lawrence's Reputation/James Cameron". Matthew Sweet (presenter). Night Waves. BBC Radio 3. December 15 2009. 12 minutes in.

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