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The story starts out with the Daleks wiping out a fleet, hospital ships included. They can't put up a fight at all, and the Daleks show no mercy because all humans are the Enemy of the Daleks. Only one small ship escapes.

The Doctor, Ace and Hex land on a planet called Bliss, which is supposed to be a paradise planet, but it's overgrown in non-native flora. And those humans in the previous paragraph land, with the Daleks on their tail.

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One last stand, and the Doctor is caught in between horrible creations that might spell the end of the universe, and the Daleks.


  • Always a Bigger Fish: That horde of Piranha Locusts? Wait till they meet the Daleks.
    • That fleet of Daleks? Wait till they meet the Kiseibya.
  • Amazon Brigade: The Valkyrie Unit consists completely out of women to fight Earth's biggest enemy.
  • Bavarian Fire Drill: The Doctor gets the trio into a safe compound this way, and he even admits he's making things up in the conversation.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: The Black Dalek implores the Doctor to overload his power cells, thereby creating a localized explosion, over being eaten alive.
    • Two leftover Daleks as well, chose to exterminate each other over becoming carriers for the Kiseibya.
  • Body Horror: Kiseibya, like certain species of wasps, lay their eggs in living organisms. Like Daleks.
  • Call-Back: Hex compares the Daleks (who he hasn't met yet) to the Cybermen.
    • The Daleks employ the concept of Rels again.
    • Ace mentions she's "Had her moments" in fighting Daleks.
    • The Doctor recounts this isn't the first time he had to commit genocide.
    • Dalek replicants have been around for a while.
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  • Ceiling Cling: Kiseibya can do this.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: There is a Black Dalek as the leader. Later, the Doctor and Professor Toshio recognize a Kiseibeya by the fact its shell is darker, and therefore older.
  • Cold Open: A Dalek ship wiping out the larger part of a Generation Ship fleet.
  • Death Seeker: Lieutenant Beth Stokes.
  • Defiant to the End:
    Stokes: They crashed the wrong party! You hungry!? EAT THIS!
  • Eaten Alive: Several Daleks. Casing and all.
  • Eat Dirt, Cheap: The Kiseibya that the Professor Toshio bred from the Piranha Locusts devour their weight in metal upon emerging from their cocoon.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Stokes does this, unfortunately after she's found a new will to live.
  • His Quirk Lives On: After killing his creator, the first spawned Kiseibya starts humming the lullaby.
  • Horde of Alien Locusts: Piranha Locusts on the planet Bliss. They're even 5 times bigger than they normally are, making them extra lethal.
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  • I Did What I Had to Do: Professor Toshio engineered the Kiseibya to destroy the Daleks. Them feeding on human flesh was ... necessary.
  • Ironic Echo:
    Black Dalek: MER-CY.
    The Doctor: I thought you had no need for mercy.
    • Later on
    Kiseibya: You recognize me?
    Professor Toshio: You recognize me?
  • Japanese Ranguage: Professor Toshio has issues with his L's and R's. It's not played for comedy, and the voice actor is born in Japan to avoid Unfortunate Implications.
  • Leit Motif: The space troopers have one that rocks and give them a hasted, chased feel to their commands and actions.
  • Meaningful Name: Kiseibya is a Portmanteau of "Parasite" and "Saviour" in Japanese.
  • Mistaken for Spies: When the Doctor, Ace and Hex are on the run from the Piranha Locusts the troopers think they might be Dalek replicants.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast:
    The Doctor: Piranha Locusts.
    Hex: Not exactly a name that inspires confidence.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Bliss, nowadays.
  • Not So Different:
    Black Dalek: DOC-TOR. THE RUTHLESSNESS YOU HAVE SHOWN HERE TODAY IS ... IMPRESSIVE.
  • The Professor: Professor Toshio Shimura.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Lieutenant Beth Stokes would rather die than be imprisoned in a Dalek camp.
  • Songs in the Key of Lock: Sistermatic the Robot Buddy to the professor has a password based on a song. The song has to be in key too.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: Professor Toshio purposefully employs this trope.
  • The Swarm: Again, the Piranha Locusts. Later the Kiseibya.
  • Tuneless Song of Madness: The realization that she's going to be captured alive breaks what little remains of Beth Stokes' sanity, and she's later found cowering in the kitchen, singing a lullaby.
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