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the cult of skaro

The cult of skaro Edit

PurposeEdit

They were assigned the task of furthering the Dalek cause through the development of new and unorthodox ideas and strategies.Their willingness to adopt alien modes of thought was demonstrated by the fact that they had individual names, a concept most Daleks found abhorrent. Led by Sec, the Black Dalek, they answered to no one, not even the Dalek Emperor, although they still revered him. (DW: Doomsday)

Conflict with the CybermenEdit

Torchwood Institute's meddling began to open the barrier to the Void which had been broken down by the Cult's Void ship. Torchwood Tower, known to the public as Canary Wharf, had been built around the gap into the Void so that Torchwood One could study it and use its energy. When the Void Ship opened, the Cult exited the ship and declared war - or "pest control" - against the Cybermen that had invaded Earth from Pete's World, thereby leading to the Battle of Canary Wharf. (DW: Doomsday)

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Dalek Sec was at first the Commander of a Dalek force whose mission was to wipe out the Mechanoids. Sec commanded from on the battlefield and overlooking the field from vantage points. After the Mechanoids were exterminated, Sec returned as ordered to the Emperor. There Sec was selected as the leader of the Cult and given his name. He was then sent to the weapons research area for upgrades where he was newly-housed in Metalert Dalekanium that was more defensive than the average Dalekanium. Sec, along with the rest of the Cult, then went on to begin using their initiative to defeat enemies. (DWF: Birth of a Legend) Dalek Sec was responsible for the Battle of Canary Wharf in 2007. He was designated by his black casing. Sec ordered an escape via an emergency temporal shift to avoid being pulled into The Void. (DW: Doomsday)

Sec was notable for displaying a capacity for truly radical thought. He became the first Dalek to believe that their physical form could be in any way less than perfect, an idea which even the other members of the Cult found initially repellent. As a result, he became the first Human-Dalek hybrid as part of the "Final Experiment", combining with Mr. Diagoras, using his flesh to become independent of the Dalek shell. However, the other Daleks eventually relieved him of his command, no longer considering him to be a Dalek. He was exterminated by Dalek Thay after taking a shot meant for the Doctor. (DW: Daleks in Manhattan / Evolution of the Daleks)


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[1][2]Dalek Caan.Former Attack Squad Leader of the 30th Dalek Assault Squad, Dalek Caan was present at the Battle of Canary Wharf in 2007 and was possibly the second-in-command after Sec. He had the lowest-pitched voice out of the members of the Cult. (DW: Doomsday)

He was the Dalek Mr Diagoras summoned and spoke to when needed in 1930 New York City and served as the Cult's link to the outside world. (DW: Daleks in Manhattan)

After Sec became a Human-Dalek, Caan and the other Cult members no longer considered him to be a Dalek and turned against him. Caan made himself Controller and became linked to the Dalek-Human army, but when the Dalek-Humans rebelled and destroyed Jast and Thay, he destroyed them in turn. Now being the last surviving Dalek in the universe, the Doctor confronted Caan but the Dalek escaped from him via an emergency temporal shift. (DW: Evolution of the Daleks) [3][4]Dalek Caan insane.After teleporting away from the Doctor, Dalek Caan found himself in the first years of the Last Great Time War. He interfered with the timeline and saved Davros from his death, despite the war's events being time locked. Caan was almost destroyed in the process, and saw the whole of time and space, which allowed him to foresee events, but caused his insanity. It is assumed that the top half of his casing was destroyed during these events, as well. He presumably then served Davros and then the red Dalek Supreme during their creation of the Reality bomb. However, since he had seen all of time and space, he saw the true nature of the Daleks, and betrayed them, withholding the fact that they would be stopped by the Doctor. He was presumably killed in the destruction of the Crucible. (DW: The Stolen Earth / Journey's End)




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Dalek Jast was a member of the Cult of Skaro and a participant in the Battle of Canary Wharf in 2007. Jast was the first to realise that the Doctor was still alive after the arrival of the Cybermen when he noticed the Doctor on a video transmission with the Cyber-Leader. He had the highest-pitched voice out of the members of the Cult.(DW: Doomsday)

Like Caan and Thay, he was created to follow Sec but had doubts about his leader when Sec became the first Human-Dalek. Along with Caan and Thay, Jast turned against Sec. When the Dalek-Humans questioned their orders after Gallifreyan DNA was mixed with theirs, the new Daleks battled Jast and Thay, resulting in Jast's destruction. (DW: Evolution of the Daleks)

Former Commandant of Station Alpha, Dalek Thay was a member of the Cult of Skaro and was the first Dalek to encounter the Cybermen during the Battle of Canary Wharf in 2007. Thay was tricked into identifying himself by the Cybermen after both sides refused to "identify first." Thay spoke in a slightly low-pitched voice with a slight nasal croak .(DW: Doomsday)

In 1930 in New York City, Thay originally had strong feelings against the Final Experiment, claiming that it was against the Dalek ideology of racial purity, but eventually conceded that it was necessary for survival. To complete the Empire State Building before the gamma strike would hit Earth, three of the back plates of Thay's casing were removed and attached to the building's mast, being replaced with iron as the bonded polycarbide of the plates was required to attract the gamma strike. (DW: Daleks in Manhattan)

When the Doctor witnessed Dalek Sec become a Human-Dalek and freed multiple prisoners, Thay, Caan and the Pig-slaves tried to recapture them, failing to do so Caan ordered th slaves to return to base once alone, Caan asked Thay's opinion of Sec he stated the cult was created to follow Sec but confirmed he had doubts. During the creation of the Dalek Humans Thay rebelled against Sec and the Doctor with Jast and Caan, Thay justified Jast's statement that Sec had lost his authority by stating he was no longer Dalek. While confronting the Doctor in the theatre, Thay claimed the Time Lord had to die, Sec (now imprisoned in chains on Thay's Manipulator arm) threw himself in front of Thay's death ray causing his extermination. The Dalek-Humans, after the Doctor explained that the Dalek-Humans weren't Daleks and that his Gallifreyan DNA was mixed with their Dalek and Human DNA in the "Final Experiment", questioned orders and revolted against their Dalek masters, Thay immediatley opened fire on the hybrids claiming " If they will not obey then they must die!" the resulting fire fight destroyed Thay and Jast. (DW: Evolution of the Daleks)



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Dalek Thay had the second lowest pitch voice of the Cult with a nasal croak, and always seemed to want the Dalek race to be "pure" as demonstrated during the Final Experiment, when he protested to Sec's bonding with Mr Diagoras and later when the Doctor and Sec spoke of how Davros was wrong and that it would be better to no longer be the "supreme beings". He seemed very loyal to Dalek Sec until his hybridisation, and to Dalek Caan when they revolted against Dalek Sec and did not hesitate to exterminate anyone who stood in their way. [5][6]Dalek Thay's recognition code


22nd century Dalek invasion of Earth (2157 - 2167)Edit

[7][8]The Black Supreme Controller Dalek in The Dalek Invasion of Earth.A Black Dalek known as a Supreme Controller directed the Bedfordshire operation. It had a terrifying pet called the Slyther which it used to let roam free around the mines at night killing those it found. Its voice was considerably higher than the other Daleks. A black and silver coloured Dalek referred to as the Saucer Commander was also used during this invasion. (DW: The Dalek Invasion of Earth)


[edit] Alternate timeline of the 22nd centuryEdit

The Daleks on Earth were led by a gold Dalek in an alternate timeline in which World War III had occured in the 1970s, enabling the Daleks to take over. (DW: Day of the Daleks)

Though the World War III timeline was "erased", the gold Dalek may have originated from the main timeline via time travel.
"The Dalek Tapes", a feature in the Genesis of the Daleks DVD, presented this Dalek as being a member of the Supreme Council.

[edit] Dalek invasion of SpiridonEdit

During the 26th century, Dalek Supremes were gold with black trim. The Master liased with one after he'd been hired to start a human-Draconian war. (DW: Frontier in Space) Another, a member of the Dalek's Supreme Council, arrived to take command of operations on the planet Spiridon. The second supreme had an eye-stalk that lit up when it was speaking. (DW: Planet of the Daleks) The Dalek Tapes feature presented all golden Dalek Supremes as members of the Council.


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A Dalek Supreme also led the Daleks on the planet Kembel, as well as dispatching a Dalek execution squad. (DW: The Daleks' Master Plan, The Chase).

Later, the Black Dalek was replaced by the Dalek Emperor, which used black-domed Daleks as lieutenants. (DW: The Evil of the Daleks)


[edit] Dalek-Movellan WarEdit

The Dalek Supreme was the supreme commander of the Daleks during the war with the Movellans. A Dalek lieutenant, a Dalek of a darker shade of grey than the rest, was also of an intermediate rank at that time. (DW: Destiny of the Daleks)

Following the Dalek-Movellan war, the Supreme Dalek was a fully black Dalek, with white bumps and a more hollow voice. He was destroyed when the prison station holding Davros self-destructed taking the Dalek ship with it. (DW: Resurrection of the Daleks)


[edit] Imperial-Renegade Dalek Civil WarEdit

A schism developed between the Daleks led by the Dalek Supreme and those still loyal to their creator Davros. (DW: Resurrection of the Daleks, DW: Revelation of the Daleks, DW: Remembrance of the Daleks)

During the civil war, the Dalek Supreme was the leader of the Renegade Daleks that opposed the Imperial Daleks commanded by Davros, now calling himself the Dalek Emperor. The Dalek Supreme ended up as the last surviving Dalek . The Doctor convinced it that it had no purpose, at which point, in a state of confusion and distress, it destroyed itself. (DW: Remembrance of the Daleks)


[edit] Last Great Time WarEdit

During and after the Last Great Time War, the Dalek Supreme had once again been replaced by the Emperor who used black-domed Daleks as lieutenants, however the Cult of Skaro had Dalek Sec, a Black Dalek, as a leader. (DW: The Parting of the Ways, Doomsday)Evolution of the Daleks)


[edit] Dalek Invasion of Earth (2009)Edit

For the Red Supreme Dalek from The Stolen Earth/Journey's End, see Supreme One.

[9][10]The Supreme One, with a Dalek. (DW: The Stolen Earth/Journey's End)After the return of Davros and the reestablishment of the Dalek race, a red Supreme Dalek took charge of the New Dalek Empire. His casing had gold ridges (similar in appearance to the Genesis Ark) around it, and its spheres are also golden. The Supreme Dalek speaks in a deep voice similar to that of the Emperor. He is killed by Jack Harkness who shoots him, blowing him up. (DW: The Stolen Earth/Journey's End)


[edit] Dalek RevivalEdit

Main article: Supreme Dalek (Victory of the Daleks) [11][12]The Doctor faces the new legion of Daleks, led by the Supreme in the middle.The survivors of the New Dalek Empire, a bare three in a damaged saucer, located a Progenitor device, capable of restoring the Dalek race, which refused to activate for them due to their Davros-based genetics. The Daleks decided to lure the Doctor to them by posing as man-made machines in World War II. Gaining the Doctor's "testimony" that they were truly Daleks, the Progenitor finally activated for them, creating a new faction of improved Daleks who thought themselves as superior. These Daleks were led by a white Dalek Supreme. Under the Supreme's orders, the old Daleks were destroyed by the new ones. The Supreme Dalek then threatened to destroy the Earth using an Oblivion Continuum. While the Doctor rushed to Earth to disarm the device, the Supreme Dalek and his subordinates departed the era in a time corridor. (DW: Victory of the Daleks)


[edit] Behind the scenesEdit

In the Dalek Chronicles the Black Dalek acts as overall second-in-command of the Daleks, ranking below only the Dalek Emperor. John Peel's BBC Books Doctor Who novel War of the Daleks the Daleks are led by the Dalek Prime, whose description matches that of the TV 21 Dalek Emperor. In the novel, the Dalek Prime is the judge at Davros's trial on Skaro and is stated to be the last survivor of the original Daleks created by Davros. As this was how Peel referred to the Dalek Emperor in his novelisation of The Evil of the Daleks, this suggests that they are the same Dalek at different points in its history. The novel also mentions Black Daleks as being high in the Dalek chain-of-command and being in charge of all lower ranks, being subordinate only to Gold Daleks and the Dalek Prime. The Dalek Prime is also mentioned in Peel's BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures novel Legacy of the Daleks.

In the Big Finish Productions series of Dalek Empire stories, the rank of Supreme Dalek is equivalent to an Army General, subordinate to the Emperor Dalek on Skaro, and eventually rises to command the Daleks in the Emperor's absence, with a different Dalek Supreme taking over in the third series.


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