History Characters / DoctorWhoAliensAndMonsters

28th Mar '17 3:11:37 PM TroperBeDoper
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[[folder:Hath]]
!!Hath (Tenth and Twelfth Doctor)
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Bizarre looking, man sized fish people. First encountered as a clone army by the Tenth Doctor.
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* FishPeople: Rather large fish people at that.
* TheUnintelligible: Communicate by bubbling the odd containers of green liquid in their mouths.
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27th Mar '17 3:41:10 PM nighttrainfm
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* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: The revival Doctor is a lot fonder of Gallifrey than he ever was when it was still there. When it looks like the Time Lords are coming back, the nostalgia goes out the window and he grabs the nearest revolver.
** In "In the Forest of the Night", he calls ''Earth'' "his world", perhaps ''exactly'' because this trope is no longer in play - now that he knows he didn't blow up Gallifrey after all, he no longer has to feel guilty about feeling more at home with the "pudding brains".

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* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead:
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The revival Doctor is a lot fonder of Gallifrey than he ever was when it was still there. When it looks like the Time Lords are coming back, the nostalgia goes out the window and he grabs the nearest revolver.
** In "In the Forest of the Night", he calls ''Earth'' "his world", perhaps ''exactly'' because this trope is no longer in play - now that he knows he didn't blow up Gallifrey after all, Gallifrey's been saved, he no longer has to feel guilty about feeling more at home with the "pudding brains".
24th Mar '17 6:32:40 AM Snowy66
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* SchrodingersButterfly: The Doctor states that there is no one who can ever be sure whether or not they are dreaming or not, and the Dream Crabs who create a DreamWithinADream certainly make this much harder.
23rd Mar '17 11:51:01 PM Snowy66
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* GrandTheftMe: The modus operandi of the alien menace, who swap themselves into human hosts while removing their brains.

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* GrandTheftMe: The modus operandi of the this alien menace, who swap themselves into human hosts while removing their brains.


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* KillAndReplace: They surgically remove the brains of their victims, before one of their species is put inside the body as a vessel.


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* RedRightHand: Harmony Shoal Members can be distinguished by a telltale seam running diagonally down the side of their face, some of which may also have a tendency to exude blue liquid out of the openings in their faces.
22nd Mar '17 3:38:01 PM john_e
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* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5BfyzJm_zY "The Cybermen"]].

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* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of6ThsLtHqs Space Adventure]]" in the black and white era. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5BfyzJm_zY "The Cybermen"]].Cybermen"]] in the revival.
7th Mar '17 4:07:47 AM narm00
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* AlwaysSecondBest: No matter how great a threat the Cybermen might be, if you put them in the same room/story as the Daleks, they'll inevitably be shoved aside as being weaker and less ruthless. The Daleks even mocked them about this in Doomsday. This extends to real life as well, since the Cybermen are the second most well known ''Who'' monster.
* ArchEnemy: Only second to the Daleks, the Cybermen are the most recurring and iconic antagonists to the Doctor.

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* AlwaysSecondBest: No matter how great a threat the Cybermen might be, if you put them in the same room/story as the Daleks, they'll inevitably be shoved aside as being weaker and less ruthless. The Daleks even mocked them about this in Doomsday."Doomsday". This extends to real life as well, since the Cybermen are the second most well known ''Who'' monster.
* ArchEnemy: Only second to the Daleks, the Cybermen are Daleks in being the most recurring and iconic antagonists to the Doctor.



** In Nightmare In Silver, they get a new one: "Upgrade in progress."

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** In Nightmare "Nightmare In Silver, Silver", they get a new one: "Upgrade in progress."



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: A dark version in "The Tenth Planet". Appalled that the Cybermen has no compassion or care for their victims, Polly poses the question: "Have you no heart?!" The Cyberman believes that she refers to the body part.

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: A dark version in "The Tenth Planet". Appalled that the Cybermen has have no compassion or care for their victims, Polly poses the question: "Have you no heart?!" The Cyberman believes that she refers to the body part.



** According to some of the crew members who played the Cybermen in their debut story, they disliked the condition on wearing the costumes, hence the resdesigns.

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** According to some of the crew members who played the Cybermen in their debut story, they disliked the condition on experience of wearing the costumes, hence the resdesigns.



** The second flanderization Cybermen got was the level they displayed their emotions and their weakness to gold, because it clogs their chest-units. In "Revenge of the Cybermen", the weakness was introduced and the writers and actors put much less effort in making the Cybermen seem emotionless like they originally did. When they came back in "Earthshock", their lack of emotions was little more than lip-service and they had tendency to delve into LargeHam territories, to the point it was suggested that the Cybermen remove all emotions except for rage. And in "Silver Nemesis", the gold weakness was exaggerated to the point where merely being hit by a gold coin could completely destroy them.

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** The second flanderization Cybermen got was the level they displayed their emotions and their weakness to gold, because it clogs their chest-units. In "Revenge of the Cybermen", the weakness was introduced and the writers and actors put much less effort in making the Cybermen seem emotionless like they originally did. When they came back in "Earthshock", their lack of emotions was little more than lip-service and they had a tendency to delve into LargeHam territories, territory, to the point it was suggested that the Cybermen remove all emotions except for rage. And in "Silver Nemesis", the gold weakness was exaggerated to the point where merely being hit by a gold coin could completely destroy them.



* ScaryDogmaticAliens: Where the Dalek are essentially an analogue for Nazi Germany, the Cybermens on the other hand, a in many regards an analogue for Soviet Russia. They are hell-bent on survival through the enforcement of unity by all other humanoid creatures into Cybermen like themselves, their only long-therm goal being to keep carrying out this detective.
* SilentAntagonist: The Nightmare in Silver Cybermen don't say much.
* StompyMooks: The 2013 version has this, just like the Cybus Cybermen.
* StrawVulcan: DependingOnTheWriter the emotionless qualities of the Cybermen would be dropped if convenient.

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* ScaryDogmaticAliens: Where the Dalek are essentially an analogue for Nazi Germany, the Cybermens Cybermen on the other hand, a hand are in many regards an analogue for Soviet Russia. They are hell-bent on survival through the enforcement of unity by all other humanoid creatures into Cybermen like themselves, their only long-therm long-term goal being to keep carrying out this detective.
* SilentAntagonist: The Nightmare "Nightmare in Silver Silver" Cybermen don't say much.
* StompyMooks: The 2013 version has have this, just like the Cybus Cybermen.
* StrawVulcan: DependingOnTheWriter the emotionless qualities of the Cybermen would be are dropped if convenient.



* UnwillingRoboticisation: In at least a couple episodes, forced conversion to Cybermen was announced as the fate for those captives who were "worthy" of the "honor"; particularly the Doctor. Most notably in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen The Tomb of the Cybermen]]", where this fate was intended for all of the expedition team, as a "reward" for having re-awakened them.

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* UnwillingRoboticisation: In at least a couple episodes, forced conversion to Cybermen was announced as the fate for those captives who were "worthy" of the "honor"; "honor", particularly the Doctor. Most notably in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen The Tomb of the Cybermen]]", where this fate was intended for all of the expedition team, as a "reward" for having re-awakened them.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: The original purpose of the Mondasian Cybermen was as a way to survive biosphere extinction, when a catastrophe threw Mondas out of orbit. To that end, they sacrificed their humanity to ensure their preservation, genuinely believing it to be the right thing to do. The Cybermen see themselves as superior species (and they sorta ''are''), so cannot comprehend why people ''don't'' want to become like them. Furthermore, it's a very "us or them" kind of situation, and while the Cybermen intend to save as many humans as they possibly can, they acknowledge those they can't will die.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: The original purpose of the Mondasian Cybermen was as a way to survive biosphere extinction, when a catastrophe threw Mondas out of orbit. To that end, they sacrificed their humanity to ensure their preservation, genuinely believing it to be the right thing to do. The Cybermen see themselves as a superior species (and they sorta ''are''), so cannot comprehend why people ''don't'' want to become like them. Furthermore, it's a very "us or them" kind of situation, and while the Cybermen intend to save as many humans as they possibly can, they acknowledge those they can't will die.
26th Feb '17 11:37:48 AM ProfessorGrimm
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* GoneHorriblyWrong: The original purpose of the Daleks was to provide a casing for the final Kaled mutation. Davros took this concept and turned it into something else.
26th Feb '17 11:01:38 AM ProfessorGrimm
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--> '''Fourth Doctor:''' Where have I heard that before?
19th Feb '17 9:10:01 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Kaleds were overtly based on Nazis, intended genocide on their Thal rivals, and used chemical and biological weapons to the point that Skaro was virtually uninhabitable. Even they found the Daleks to be evil.



A species of humanoid aliens and the ancestors of the Daleks who use to inhabit the planet Skaro. They got into a thousand year war with the Thals that nearly decimated both species. The Kaleds were beginning to mutate due to chemical weapons and the Daleks were originally designed as a travel machine for the final mutation. Originally they died from a nuclear bomb, but the Fourth Doctor's meddling in their timeline meant the majority were killed by a Thal rocket, and the rest by Daleks. Davros is currently the only Kaled current living.

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A species of humanoid aliens and the ancestors of the Daleks who use to inhabit the planet Skaro. They got into a thousand year war with the Thals that nearly decimated both species. The Kaleds were beginning to mutate due to chemical weapons and the Daleks were originally designed as a travel machine for the final mutation. Originally they died from a nuclear bomb, but the Fourth Doctor's meddling in their timeline meant the majority were killed by a Thal rocket, rocket and the rest by early Daleks. Davros is currently the only Kaled current living.



--> '''General Ravon:''' OUR BATTLE CRY WILL BE TOTAL EXTERMINATION OF THE THALS!

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--> '''General Ravon:''' OUR BATTLE CRY WILL BE TOTAL EXTERMINATION '''EXTERMINATION''' OF THE THALS!



* {{Hypocrite}} They look down on mutants and are big believers in racial purity, and yet their chief scientist Davros was crippled and mutated into something only vaguely human and it did nothing to lower his status in Kaled society.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even they found the Daleks repellant.

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* {{Hypocrite}} They look down on mutants and are big believers in racial purity, and yet their chief scientist Davros was crippled and mutated into something only vaguely human and it did nothing to lower his status standing in Kaled society.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even EvenEvilHasStandards: They were overtly based on Nazis, intended genocide on their Thal rivals, and used chemical and biological weapons to the point that Skaro was virtually uninhabitable. But even they found the Daleks repellant.were appalled by Daleks, a creature gentically engineered to have no sense of right and wrong.


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* PunchClockVillain: Despite their racist society, there were a handful of Kaleds who weren't totally evil only doing their duty in war and desperately wanted peace. It didn't save them from the Daleks or Davros.


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* SmallRoleBigImpact: They only had a major role in one Fourth Doctor story (and a cameo in the Series 9 premiere) but they are essential to the Doctor Who mythos, because without them there would be no Daleks.
18th Feb '17 1:55:46 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* OnceASeason: The BBC's deal with the Nation estate means they have to appear in some form at least once a year, even if they have to shoehorn in a cameo, as in "The Waters of Mars" and "The Wedding of River Song". In Classic Who, after 1965 the Daleks turned up less frequently, but this still somewhat applies as every Doctor faced them at least once.

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* OnceASeason: The BBC's deal with the Nation estate Estate means they have to appear in some form at least once a year, year in the Revival, even if they have to shoehorn in a cameo, as in "The Waters of Mars" and "The Wedding of River Song". In Classic Who, after 1965 the Daleks turned up less frequently, but this still somewhat applies as every Doctor faced them at least once. once (the notable exception is the Eighth Doctor. The Daleks did appear in the TV movie but he didn't interact with him, but luckily Big Finish more than makes up for it).
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