The Sarah Jane Adventures, a Doctor Who spin-off where one of the Doctor's former companions leads a group of people who frequently defend the Earth against aliens. This time most of the group are in their early teens. It's set in Ealing.
Sarah Jane Smith
The gangTropes that apply to all of the teens
- Deadpan Snarker: While Clyde is the uncontested king of snark in the group, Maria, Luke, and Rani all have their moments.
- Nice Guy/Nice Girl: All of them are genuinely compassionate and caring people, though it's revealed in an alternate universe that Clyde wouldn't have been this way without Sarah Jane's influence.
- Ordinary High-School Student: Clyde and Rani do have distinct talents, howeverClyde's a splendid sketch artist and Rani has great journalism skills. Maria is more the average protagonist until actor Yasmin Paige's own academic life persuaded her to leave the show. Kelsey was just a pilot-only character who got a Second Episode Substitute in the form of Clyde because there were too many females in the cast... and she was a bit bratty, too. Luke and Sky don't fit this trope because they were created to be extraordinary. In fact, Luke ends up going right into college because of his high intelligence.
- True Companions: Bicker and argue they might, but all of them are incredibly devoted to each other and Sarah Jane.
- Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: They balance schoolwork with saving the world, sometimes more successfully than others.
- The Watson: In this show it's the boys, and not Maria, who tend to get captured more often...though they are still savvy enough to get themselves out of it too.
New girl to the area, sees Sarah Jane communicating with an alien and after helping foil an alien scheme she joins Sarah Jane in her adventures.
- Audience Surrogate: She's a normal teenaged girl who serves as the audiences guide into Sarah Jane's world.
- Commuting on a Bus: Even after moving to America, she retained a closeness with Sarah Jane, Luke and Clyde that sparked a degree of jealousy in Rani.
- Kid Sidekick: All of Sarah Jane's teen companions qualify, but Maria is the one who works most closely with her.
- Like a Daughter to Me: Sarah Jane entioned that to her Maria was the daughter, that she had always wanted.
- Little Miss Badass: Shows shades of this after leaving for America. In an email, she says she's helping aliens hide from the United States government.
- Nice Girl: She's one of the sweetest characters in the cast.
- Plucky Girl: She may be sweet, but she's also determined to get to the bottom of the mystery du jour.
- Put on a Bus: In "The Last Sontaran". She gets one more episode, "The Mark of the Berserker", and then the occasional mention in emails.
The boy Sarah Jane adopts in the first episode. He was grown in a lab by aliens, so he knows nothing about socializing at all. Very intelligent, but seems simple.
- All Love Is Unrequited: He seemed to have feelings for Maria; he was the saddest when she left and was still depressed even after Rani joined the gang. When Clyde questioned this, Luke denied such feelings.
- Artificial Human: He was grown by the Bane, has a body that rejuvenates itself with little upkeep necessary, and isn't affected by some things natural humans are susceptible to.
- Belly Buttonless: He lacks a navel, due to being created by the Bane rather than born like a normal human.
- Cannot Dream: Meeting the Nightmare Man in his dreams especially disturbed him since, until that point, he had never dreamed.
- Commuting on a Bus: Luke left for Oxford after "The Nightmare Man" but appeared in several episodes afterward.
- Demoted to Extra: Throughout Series 3, he became more of a minor presence in the show while Rani and Clyde were given much more screentime. This culminated in his Commuting on a Bus situation seen above. However, he was given a full Day in the Limelight before his exit in "The Nightmare Man".
- Happily Adopted: Sarah Jane takes in Luke as her first adopted child and gives him his name, since it would be hard to find a better place for an alien-grown human teenager to grow up than her home.
- Happily Married: In "Farewell Sarah Jane" it is revealed by the time of his mother's death he has been married to Sanjay for five years.
- Momma's Boy: Not portrayed as a bad thing at all.
- Nice Guy: Very quickly becomes this. Then again, having Sarah Jane as a mother figure does and can transform you into this and Luke is definitely raised right and quite obviously follows her example to heart
- No Social Skills: He's at a loss in social situations. Thankfully he becomes more sophisticated so as time goes on. After all, he's being raised in a "normal" high school environment and is a quick learner due to both his age and his genes. He was grown by aliens: human but created to be a "Human Archetype" so that they could do tests on him. He has the absorbed intelligence of the thousands of people but not their social skills.
- Oblivious to Love: Kelsey Hooper had a crush on him but he seemed entirely oblivious to this development.
- Photographic Memory: Luke rarely forgets any detail he learns, even before he was activated.
- Portmanteau Couple Name: "Clani" in ''The Man Who Never Was.
- Put on a Bus: In "The Nightmare Man", he leaves to attend university in Oxford. As with Mariah's departure, this was due to Tommy Knight being busy with school.
- Socially Awkward Hero: Much more so in season 1, when he's still getting used to human norms, and has at first the innocence of a child (since he actually is one).
- Teen Genius: He appears to be this. Subverted in that he was created with a body on the onset of puberty.
- The Watson: For the first couple of series, Luke is clueless to popular culture and some basic concepts in spite of his super intelligence, prompting him to often ask obvious questions. However, he's very quick to pick things up. He learns how to read English by skimming through a single book.
- Younger Than They Look: Was effectively "born" in the middle of the first episode, yet appears 14. As of "Secrets of the Stars", this no longer applies, as he now considers himself to be born in 1994 rather than 2008.
Cool kid, or at least likes to think of himself as such. Starts of as a bit of a jerk but slowly softens. Smarter than he'd like to admit.
- AM/FM Characterization: He was a fan of Kasabian and Arctic Monkeys.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Clyde may joke around and act "cool," but he's a member of Sarah Jane's gang, with the smarts and skills to show for it.
- Butt-Monkey: He gets slimed more frequently than anyone else, even Tempting Fate and suffering for it. And in "The Curse of Clyde Langer", his bad luck gets Played for Drama.
- Casanova Wannabe: He showed an interest in girls of his age group. He had a particular interest in Rani and seemed the closest to her in the gang. He formed a strong bond with Ellie Faber when he was cut off from his friends, to the point that she kissed him, but they were separated when Clyde had to join his friends to defeat their enemy.
- Deadpan Snarker: A wisecracker and a major fan of Puns.
- Disappeared Dad: His father left his mother during Clyde's childhood, but one day came back for him out of the blue. It did not go so well. It got worse when an alien artefact made him very possessive of Clyde.
- Excellent Judge of Character: He had a gift of finding out about the bad guys acting like good guys before anyone else, and people he initially did not trust often turned out to be malicious in the end.
- Former Teen Rebel: His life took a downward spiral after his dad left. His delinquency got him expelled from several schools, which he's not proud of.
- Hidden Depths: Though he initially kept them secret, he had talents for drawing and cooking. He is in general much kinder and smarter than he sometimes appears.
- Parental Abandonment: We don't get to meet Clyde's family till series two (The Mark of the Berseker), though it is established early on that he lives with his mother after his father ran off with his mother's sister.
- Pungeon Master: This sometimes grates on the others' nerves.
- Second Episode Substitute: For Kelsey Hooper.
- Shock and Awe: In "The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith", he was electrocuted by the TARDIS when the Doctor tried to drag himself in, but the doors were shut. This helped out when the Doctor was stuck in a different planet and used Clyde's powers to teleport back and forth. Clyde even weaponises this against the Trickster in possibly his coolest moment.
- Shout-Out: His name, to the British record producer and musician Clive Langer. He also loves making references to Star Wars.
- UST: A mild case of this with Rani. He mentions a couple of times in "The Empty Planet" they may have to Adam and Eve the planet again, possibly seriously. They also kiss one another on the cheek a couple of times. This is also a literal case of UST, since the show got cancelled before their relationship could go anywhere romantic.
- Arbitrary Skepticism: She could be sceptical as she did not believe the Doctor was himself with a new face and needed a few moments to get used to the concept.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Like the rest of Sarah Jane's gang, just because she's nice does not mean she's a pushover.
- Celebrity Crush: She thought that Zac Efron was attractive.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: She filled Maria's role in the group, though she was Indian and her parents were together. She was also a lot more grounded and snarky.
- Cool Big Sis: She was a pseudo-big sister to Sky, teaching her many things as Clyde had done for Luke when he was recently created.
- Deadpan Snarker: Gets especially fed up with Clyde's shenanigans. They occasionally engage in Snark-to-Snark Combat.
- Intrepid Reporter: In the making, which is one reason why she gets on so well with Sarah Jane.
- Like Brother and Sister: With Luke.
- Nice Girl: Feisty, independent, intelligent, optimistic, selfless, and confident with a kind heart and a sense of humour.
- One Steve Limit: A recurring female Time Lord villain in Doctor Who was named the Rani. And that Slitheen posing as Rahnius (actor Ronnie Corbett) who makes a joke about there being "two Ranis" in "From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love".
- Overshadowed by Awesome: She initially thought of herself as a "hanger on" in Sarah Jane's gang and was once jealous of Maria, but Clyde helped to prove to her that they were valuable team members.
- UST: Shades of this with Clyde pop up, especially when Luke mentions the idea of "Clani".
Sarah Jane's alien computer, who is actually a sentient creature known as a Xylok.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Averted. Even in The Lost Boy when he's "against" Sarah Jane, it's intentional on his part and he's actually playing both sides.
- Aliens Speaking English: Mr Smith is actually an alien hooked up to a computer, and used his access to the internet to learn English.
- The Chessmaster: He plays both sides very effectively in The Lost Boy.
- Good Feels Good: After his reprogramming, he begins to develop a sense of humour.
- Left the Background Music On: His fanfare, as revealed when he crosses over into Doctor Who.
- Magical Computer: He can do pretty much anything he needs to by virtue of being a Sufficiently Advanced Alien.
- Mr. Smith: Averted, his name actually is Smith.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: The race of supercomputers that he belongs to. Averted post-reprogramming, as he is now genuinely on the side of Sarah Jane.
- The Smart Guy: Usually provides information on whatever alien menace the gang are facing this time.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: He and K9 snark incessantly at each other, but when push comes to shove, they work together with no hesitation to protect their human friends.
Alien girl who joins the cast in Series 5. Left on Sarah Jane's doorstep as a baby and rapidly ages.
- Cheerful Child: Sky is almost always bubbly and upbeat.
- Constantly Curious: She is constantly asking questions, due to only being a few weeks old.
- Cousin Oliver: The addition of Sky in the fifth season threatened to be this, but ultimately ended up averting the trope because the character ending up not being annoying and she never really got to replace any cast member in the long term because the series ended only six episodes after she joined. Not her fault, either.
- Cuddle Bug: Sky has the habit of clinging onto those she's fond of, particularly her adoptive family, Sarah Jane and, later, Luke.
- Defusing the Tyke Bomb: An almost literal case, as she was built to be a bomb before Sarah Jane met her.
- Happily Adopted: The second child adopted by Sarah Jane, mainly because Sky's real mother was an unsympathetic monster who bred a daughter merely to be a war weapon.
- Human Alien: Downplayed after the first story of the fifth season, but this may be why she was unaffected by the curse on Clyde's name
- And, in the plan for 'Battle for Bannerman Road', she was going to be revealed to be part TRICKSTER.
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up: She is born as a Fleshkind baby, but when her mother activates her genetic programming, Sky rapidly ages into a pre-teen. Technically, she was added to the cast because the others were growing up and some were even Dawson Casting.
- The Pollyanna: Lampshaded, deconstructed, and invoked. Sky sees everything in the world as fresh and new with the innocence of the baby she once was, even remembering when she was a baby for that brief period before being aged up. She gets called out as a Pollyanna in The Man Who Never Was.
- Shock and Awe: The end of "Sky" suggests that her electric powers haven't totally gone away. In the final story, she mentions being sensitive to electrical vibrations.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For Luke. She is a teenager with No Social Skills who is Younger Than They Look and is adopted by Sarah Jane, and was grown by a woman (really an alien) as a weapon, and said woman refers to herself as the real mother. This is heavily lampshaded in Series 5, episode 2 when Clyde says that having her around is like "deja vu" and Sarah Jane lets her wear Luke's old clothes.
- And again when they meet in Episode 5, Clyde calls Luke "[his] biggest success - Frankenbane, now a normal teenager", and they eventually form a BrotherSister Team.
- Tyke Bomb: Built as a bomb against the Metalkind.
- Walking Techbane: When she's a baby her cries short out anything electrical. When she is aged up she has slightly more control, but Mr. Smith is still nervous around her.
- Wrench Wench: An entirely non-fanservice example in the audiobooks.
Other Important Cast Members
Maria's long suffering, kind-hearted father. Divorcee, Maria lives with him because the schools in the area are better and... well... Maria's mum is a bit... flaky.
- Amicable Exes: With Chrissie.
- Character Tics: Chrissie can tell when he's lying - the side of his mouth curls.
- Chekhov's Skill: Think Alan's hastily-introduced skateboarding skills will be turn out to be important in the episode's resolution?
- Good Parents: One of the best.
- Hollywood Hacking: As Luke says, "You can hack into any computer can't you, Mr. Jackson?".
- Papa Wolf: Mess with his daughter, and he will do everything in his power to stop you.
- Parental Obliviousness: Until Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?
Flaky Malakey. She loves her daughter but she's irresponsible and undependable. She doesn't like Sarah Jane as she is jealous of the bond she and Maria have forged.
- Accidental Misnaming: She dismissively calls Sarah Jane a variety of incorrect ones.
- Amicable Exes: With Alan.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Mostly a case of Beware the Nice Ones, and getting really lucky with an Armor-Piercing Slap, but the record still stands... she took out a freakin' SONTARAN!!!
- Improbable Weapon User: She took out a Sontaran...with a high-heeled shoe.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Self-observed, nosey and over-bearing, but she does love her family.
- Mama Bear: She insists on helping Alan finding Maria when she's in trouble and winds up saving the day by taking out a Sontaran with her stiletto.
- Parental Obliviousness: Until "The Last Sontaran.
- Took a Level in Kindness: She acts dismissive of Sarah Jane and constantly misnames her. When she learns the truth about aliens, she's a lot more accepting.
The headmaster of Park Vale High School and Rani's father. Doesn't get along with Clyde and is annoyed Rani is friends with him; by the same token, he encourages Rani's friendship with Luke, an excellent student.
- Bait-and-Switch Tyrant: He appears to be very nasty on his introduction, it is later revealed to be mostly an act.
- Flanderization: He, for the most part, turns into a clueless comic foil.
- Hidden Depths: Despite his usual switch between Stern Teacher and Henpecked Husband, he's on many occasions shown himself to be a very caring father to Rani, such as after the Doctor's "death" in Series 4.
Rani's mother, who runs a flower shop called Bloomin' Lovely. Wants to be friends with Sarah Jane, but Sarah Jane seems to find her mildly annoying.
- Accidental Misnaming: Keeps calling Sarah Jane "Sarah". Only the Doctor calls her that without complaint, but after so long Sarah Jane stops bothering to correct her.
- Catchphrase: "Bloomin' Lovely". (Hands out card for her flower shop.)
- Parental Obliviousness: Starts to crumble as of series 4, when she's sure something's going on.
The Shopkeeper and the Captain
Two enigmatic self-styled "servants of the universe" who have occasionally press-ganged Sarah and friends into serving their probably benevolent purposes. Their origins and affiliations are unknown. The Shopkeeper appears to be an avuncular dark-skinned man in eccentric early-twentieth-century clothes, and the Captain to be a large red-and-yellow parrot. They were responsible for putting Sky on Sarah Jane's doorstep.
- Aborted Arc: We would probably have learned more about them if not for the sad ending of the series.
- Obstructive Code of Conduct: They appear to be limited in how much they can actively "interfere".
- Silent Partner: The Captain.
- Trickster Mentor: He has definite shades of this.
- This Is My Human: The Captain is really the one in charge.
Member of a race called the Bane, who tried to take over Earth with a special soda drink called "Bubble Shock!", but was defeated by Sarah Jane.
- Big Bad: Debuting in the first episode, she rivals the Trickster as the show's main, overarching antagonist, though the Trickster is more prolific.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: Expresses a disturbing view to Sarah Jane that humans are nothing but mindless consumers (in the literal sense of the word) who do nothing but eat and devour.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: She oversaw Luke's creation during the Bubble Shock! incident. Later says this word-for-word (swapped out with "mother", of course).
- Meaningful Name: When she meets her, Sarah Jane comments that Wormwood was mentioned in Revelations, as a star that fell to Earth and poisoned the rivers.
- Tentacled Terror: Her true form is a giant, one eyed squiddy-thing. How she manages to maintain a human disguise so easily while the Slitheen routinely fail to is never explained.
- We Can Rule Together: Tries this with Luke in Enemy Of The Bane.
- We Will Meet Again: Says this to Sarah Jane in Invasion Of The Bane, and does as such in Enemy Of The Bane.
The Slitheen family note
- Adult Fear: The Slitheen couple in "The Lost Boy" embody this trope horrifyingly well. Working alongside Mr. Smith, they gaslight Luke into believing he's actually their normal human son, forging evidence that allows them to take him away from Sarah Jane.
- Exposed Extraterrestrials: When not in human suits.
- Fat Bastard: They kill fat humans and use the skins as disguises, because their body compressing technology only compresses them enough to fit. Except in The Lost Boy, where two of them use the skins of a rather skinny couple to pull off their plan, thanks to newer, more advanced compression technology.
- Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: They love killing humans.
- Palette Swap: The Slitheen-Blathereen from The Gift are brownish-orange, compared to the more yellow-green Slitheen.
- Also in The Nightmare Man, an unnamed Slitheen is shown to be a much darker shade of green than the others shown, leading some to believe that he is actually from another Raxacoricofallapatorian family.
- Rogues Gallery Transplant: After appearing in only two Doctor Who stories, they transferred over to Sarah Jane's Rogues Gallery permanently.
- Toilet Humor: A major part of their character humor. But absolutely averted in The Lost Boy.
- Took a Level in Badass: "The Lost Boy" ramps up their threat level considerably, which sees them remove their comedic aspects by shedding their previous weaknesses of only being able to disguise themselves as fat people and bypassing the pesky gas exchange. They can effectively disguise themselves as humans even in private and put Luke in a terrifyingly vulnerable position.
- Villain Decay: Zig-Zagged. Their threat level is quite inconsistent, with their cameo appearances seeing them get dispatched easily by the heroes. However, they are still extremely cunning, savage, 8-foot tall monsters and many later episodes retain their intimidation factor.
- Weaksauce Weakness: They explode upon contact with vinegar, because they're made of calcium.
Korst Gogg Thek Lutiven-Day Slitheen
A young member of the Slitheen family. He first appears in Revenge of the Slitheen disguised as Carl to help his father and uncle in their plot to turn off the Earth's sun. When their plan backfires, Korst and his father beg for Sarah Jane's help. Though Sarah Jane tries to help them, she fails. Korst's father is killed in the resulting explosion and Korst blames her for his father's death. He reappears in The Lost Boy, disguised as Nathan Goss.
- Creepy Child: He has a gleefully sadistic personality. Keep in mind, he's a psychotic alien who disguises himself in skinsuits of young boys he has killed.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He dearly loved his father.
- Evil Counterpart: Like Luke, he's a socially awkward Teen Genius with alien origins. He resembles what Luke could have turned out like if he was raised by the Bane.
- Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: In his first appearance, he is obsessed with the opportunity to hunt humans.
- Teen Genius: He's considered a child prodigy and performs telekinesis experiments for the Pharos Institute while disguised as Nathan Goss.
- You Killed My Father: Korst blames Sarah Jane for his father's death.
A General of the Uvodni military, Kudlak creates a laser tag combat game company designed to test human children for their aptitude for real warfare, recruiting the best players to his ship. He loyally serves a holographic interface on his ship, the Mistress.
- Absurdly Dedicated Worker: He's been ignorantly fighting a war that ended years ago, similar to the famous story of Hiroo Onoda, a Japanese soldier who continued operating on a remote island unaware that World War II was over.
- The Cameo: His CGI mugshot frequently appears on Mr. Smith's monitor whenever he is trying to deduce the identity of an unknown alien race.
- Forever War: The Uvodni are locked in a long conflict against an unseen and apparently far worse race called the Malakh. Subverted in the end as it turns out Kudlak's information is outdated; the war ended over a decade ago and his mission has been pointless.
- Girly Run: Humorously, he chases Sarah Jane and Maria with a bizarre, prancing gait.
- HeelFace Turn: Upon realising that his Mistress is an AI that has been lying to him for decades, Kudlak is so ashamed and dishonoured for his actions that he offers Sarah Jane his gun to execute him with.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He kidnaps human children to serve in the Uvodni military and use their combat skills against the Malakh, acting on the orders of his Mistress that it is necessary for them to end the war. However, as soon as he discovers the truth, he doesn't hesitate to stop.
Leader of the Trickster's Brigade and member of the Pantheon of Discord, an extra-dimensional entity that messes with timelines and creates chaos. The main recurring singular villain in the series, out to take down Sarah Jane, and later the Doctor himself. His main tactic is to "save" someone's life in a way that alters the timeline to his benefit - the only real way to stop him once this happens is for the person he saved to renounce the deal and make a Heroic Sacrifice.
- Arch-Enemy: While Wormwood works as a good villainous Foil for Sarah Jane, no villain has had as much of a personal impact on Sarah's life than the Trickster.
- Big Bad: The main bad guy of the show, his goal is to alter the timeline and cause chaos, which he hopes to do by removing the Doctor and his allies from it.
- The Chessmaster: He always has a new grand, manipulative scheme to ruin someone's life, usually Sarah Jane's.
- Chewing the Scenery: Less so in his initial appearance, but later episodes demonstrate his talents for theatrics.
- Deal with the Devil: His MO; he gives someone who's desperate a chance to change history...and in doing so, lets him in.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": "The Trickster" was a nickname given to him by Alan Jackson. Later writers, and even his creator, seem to forget this as he is later called the Trickster by the Doctor, Jack Harkness and even the Trickster himself.
- Eyeless Face: Nothing there but blank skin.
- Humanoid Abomination: No face, clawed hands, black robes, Voice of the Legion... he definitely qualifies.
- I Am Legion: "I embody multitudes!"
- Knight of Cerebus: Sarah Jane Adventures already has its share of vile villains, but the Trickster's presence is always especially foreboding and indicates a much darker tone than usual.
- Once a Season: Always appears in no more than one story per season, all of which have Sarah Jane's name in the title: Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? in series one, The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith in series two and The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith in series three. Unfortunately he did not return for the series four finale Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith.
- He was planned to appear in Battle for Bannerman Road, and would have been the Final Boss.
- Reality Warper: Of a very limited sort; he can change or undo deaths, but only with the dying person's consent.
- Red Herring: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith does not include him, nor is he in Season 4 at all.
- He was being saved for the next finale!
- The Trickster: It's what he's called.
- Villain Respect: Affords a certain amount to the Doctor, who's gone up against his shades and servants before.
Krislok the Graske
A short alien accomplice of the Trickster. Like all of the Trickster's victims, he consented to an "agreement" in exchange for his own life, but in doing so Krislok became eternally bound to his saviour.
- Ascended Extra: In "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane Smith?", he's simply the Trickster's quirky enforcer and his presence in the plot is given no explanation. "The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith" greatly expands his character and explains his connection to the Trickster.
- HeelFace Turn: He eventually betrays the Trickster in the apocalyptic alternate timeline.
- I Owe You My Life: Unwillingly, he was forced into servitude after the Trickster saved him from his crashing spaceship.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's short but he's ferocious and capable of chasing down fully grown adults with ease.
- Rogues Gallery Transplant: A Graske (identical to Krislok due to reuse of the same costume and considering their shared M.O. of messing around with time, they're probably the same person) originally appeared in the interactive Red Button TV game "Attack of the Graske" and acts as a recurring nuisance to the Tenth Doctor in other exclusive fourth-wall breaking skits.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: "Death of the Doctor" introduces the Groske, who are just blue-skinned, less mischievous Graske who work for UNIT instead of the Trickster. They apparently can't stand their orange-skinned brethren.
Lone survivor of the Tenth Sontaran Battle Fleet, his escape pod crash landed on Earth by accident. He planned on making Earth's satellites crash into nuclear reactors across the world, but was thwarted by Sarah Jane's gang.
- Attack Its Weak Point: Chrissie attacked his probic vent. With her high heels.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: Somewhat Parodied, since he's clearly playing second fiddle to Mrs. Wormwood in his second appearance as her glorified enforcer, but he nevertheless demands for his name to be acknowledged in her new era.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a nasty scar across the right side of his face which he sustained from his space pod crashing. It gives him a better resemblance to the craggy-skinned Sontarans of the Classic Doctor Who era.
- Heroic Sacrifice: After learning that Mrs. Wormwood was planning to double-cross him, he grabbed her and threw himself into the portal where Horath was located, sealing it.
- Honor Before Reason: As per usual with Sontarans, he has a strict sense of honor.
- I Was Beaten by a Girl: After losing to Sarah-Jane and the gang, he's unable to return to Sontar out of shame ("What sort of a soldier is beaten by a female and half-forms?"). He resorts to doing mercenary work in space, which is how he meets Wormwood.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Naturally. His shattered pride after his first loss to Sarah Jane causes him to exile himself from Sontar.
- Redemption Equals Death: He sacrifices himself to kill Wormwood, regaining his last shred of honour in the process.
- Smoking Barrel Blowout: Saves Mrs. Wormwood in "Enemy of the Bane" by vaporising a Bane from behind and blowing (nonexistent) smoke from his the barrel of his blaster.
- Supersoldier: Although he isn't very successful in his efforts, he demonstrates his race's superior aptitude for warfare in his debut episode by giving Sarah Jane a serious Oh, Crap! moment with his mere presence and attempting to gun down the gang during their foot chases.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Like all Sontarans, his fatal weakness is the probic vent on the back of his neck.
A survivor of the Veil race, he destroyed twelve planets as revenge for his home world freezing to death. He was first encountered as a prisoner under Judoon jurisdiction.
- Anti-Villain: He's a snarling, conniving villain in his debut, but his second appearance portrays him more sympathetically, although he is still extremely ruthless and uncaring for any race besides his own.
- Cold Ham: Androvax is usually a Soft-Spoken Sadist, but he has a tendency to lose his composure when possessing the bodies of others, diving into full Evil Is Hammy territory.
- Grand Theft Me: Takes over the bodies of all the main cast over the course of his appearances, giving the actors an opportunity to flex some flamboyant, evil muscles.
- Last of His Kind: At least until he discovered that his race sent a ship of one hundred cryogenically frozen Veils into space shortly before their planet was destroyed.
- Morphic Resonance: He retains his long, snake-like tongue when possessing the bodies of humans.
- Noodle Incident: According to the Eleventh Doctor in "Pond Life", Androvax has an entire conflict named after him, somehow involving the Ood.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: In The Vault of Secrets, releasing his people would mean destroying the Earth.
The Mona Lisa
Yes, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, brought to life by mysterious alien paint minerals. Stealing a Sontaran blaster from one of Clyde's award-winning paintings, she runs amok in the International Gallery, intent on awakening her "brother", the Abomination.
- Art Attacker: As a work of art herself, she has mild reality warping powers that allow her to animate items depicted in paintings into the real world or trap living people within paintings. This backfires when she accidentally brings a drawing of K9 to life.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: She's a Renaissance painting brought to life, so she's bound to be a little strange. Just how strange, nobody could have predicted.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: Her "brother", the Abomination, was created with the same alien minerals and it is said to be so indescribably hideous that it drives people mad on sight, prompting an elderly da Vinci to seal it away.
- Large Ham: Nearly as much as the Trickster.
- Unexplained Accent: She inexplicably has a nasally Yorkshire accent, despite her likeness being based on an Italian noblewoman. It's seems to be purely for Rule of Funny.
A Man In Black android, ordered to guard an extra-dimensional vault containing alien artifacts, to keep Earth safe. He has a lifespan of 500 years and a cool gun and bore a strong physical resemblance to Hugo Weaving as Mr. Smith from The Matrix series. The Man In Black robots, including Dread himself had previously appeared, in the animated Doctor Who episode Dreamland.
- Adaptational Dye Job: He was platinum blonde in the cartoon but has dark hair in his live action appearance.
- Adaptational Heroism: Compared to his animated counterpart who was a straightforward thug working for corrupt leaders and opposed the Doctor throughout, this version is much more human and reasonable.
- The Comically Serious: He's always deadpan, no matter what happens.
- Deadpan Snarker: His dry wit is equal to Clyde's.
- Good Is Not Nice: He's severe, sarcastic, and not particularly kind, but he does his best to protect humanity from aliens.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: He has hypnotic green eyes that induce this when he removes his sunglasses, similar to the Neuralyzers used in the Men in Black film series.
- The Men in Black: Resembles one (in fact, there are hints that In-Universe, this trope is based off him).
- Redemption Equals Death: He sacrifices most of his lifespan to transmat the Veil ship into space and uses the very last of his power to wipe Gita's memories of alien encounters.
- Rogues Gallery Transplant: Went from a minor enemy of the Doctor to a frenemy of Sarah Jane.
- Unexplained Recovery: He was destroyed in Dreamland, so it's likely that the version in this show is a new model.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He aims to protect humanity from aliens...by mind-wiping anyone who finds out too much.
A mysterious woman who investigates alien activity just like the Bannerman Road Gang, Ruby White moves over the road to Sarah Jane and quickly begins to steal her thunder.
- Cardboard Prison: She was imprisoned in a tiny spaceship by her people, but was allowed to keep an extremely high-tech games console for entertainment... which she used to take control of the craft and escape at her leisure.
- Colour Motif: Befitting her name, she's heavily associated with the colour red.
- Emotion Eater: As a Qetesh, she has a voracious appetite for all "exciting" emotions, especially fear, but her hunger was so uncontrollable that she was banished by her own kind. Observing that life on Bannerman Road is never dull, she decides to take Sarah Jane's place, draining her in the process.
- Evil Counterpart: Introduced as Sarah Jane's younger and more efficient counterpart in alien-fighting, but she is later revealed to be more than she seems.
- Shadow Archetype: In many ways, she reflects what Sarah Jane was like at the beginning of the series: a cold, aloof thrillseeker, free of all attachments.
- Younger and Hipper: She has cooler gadgets than Sarah Jane, most notably a portable supercomputer named "Mr. White" (although only after she takes a liking to Mr. Smith's name), which has a distinct Apple product aesthetic. She even has a cooler car.
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Appearing in Series 5, she is one of the Fleshkind who is at war with the Metalkind. She creates Sky as a bomb to end the war.
- Of Mrs. Wormwood. She creates a teenager with No Social Skills who is Younger Than They Look and refers to herself as their mother, and intends to use them as a weapon until they're adopted by Sarah Jane.
- She also has some significant similarities to Weaver from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
- Pretty in Mink: She's very beautiful and dresses expensively.
- Shock and Awe: Like her "daughter" Sky, she has an affinity for electricity. She can fire electrical bolts from her hands.