The Lowdown on Doctor Who’s Best Enemies

Top Doctor Who Villains


The Master

The Master first appeared in Terror of the Autons (1971) and played by Roger Delgato. At one time the Master and the Doctor were friends, but fell out due to ideological differences. What makes the Master villainous is his jealousy of the doctor, and the fact that he is apathetic. He doesn’t care what he does, he just cares that it gets the doctor’s attention. The Master is a “malignant narcissist” and the Doctor keeps engaging with him. It is in my opinion that the doctor is hoping for a change in the Master.


The Silence

They are scary, if you remember them. If you have hash marks on your face and arms then you’ve seen them, but you don’t know why you have the marks. The Silence are a religious order and have a ridiculously convoluted backstory involving a prophecy, exploded TARDIS, and arranged for an assassin to kill the doctor. Basically the child of the TARDIS tried to kill the doctor while having a picnic with the Doctor and her parents, who didn’t know she was their child, who was also trying to kill him about 100 yards away, who married the Doctor in a parallel universe, while faking his death so he could go to Trenzalore to fight alongside the Silence to defeat the Daleks. See?


Weeping Angels

Love cemeteries? Not anymore, not when the statues of weeping angles come to life with sharp teeth and deadly powers. Okay here’s how they work. They don’t move when you look at them. If you should look away, they move lighting fast to touch you, send you back before you were born, and then feed off the “time energy” of your potential unlived years in the future. They can hijack electronic equipment, video, the TARDIS, and are pretty much indestructible. DON”T BLINK!


The Daleks

The Daleks are a fictional extraterrestrial race of mutants created by the scientist Davros of the planet Skaro. He created them to be an emotionless “master race” bent on universal conquest and domination, utterly without pity, compassion or remorse. They are whack. Easily the most clumsy, most clunky, irritating villains ever. I can’t be scared of something I could push over with my car. They first appeared in 1963 and are based on the Nazis. I am not a fan of the Daleks, I think they are overused and a plot device when the writers need a “villain of the week”


Davros, the leader of the Daleks first appeared in 1975 in Genesis of the Daleks. The top half is humanoid and the bottom half is Dalek. The results of his attempts to bring the war on Skaro to an end were not as he envisioned, because his Daleks wiped out both the Thal and Kaled races, save for himself. Davros survived the centuries, using whatever medical assistance was available to sustain his life. His incredibly whiny voice can be heard monologuing with most of the doctors going forward. AND the most irritating thing of all is that the Doctor saved his ass when he was a child. You’d think he would be grateful.


The Great Intelligence

I mention this villain here, because he was voiced by Ian McKellen and then played by Richard E Grant. I like this villain because it pairs nicely with the “Evil Internet”.  The Great Intelligence was an imprint of an inter-dimensional being, which existed in many realities, always ending up as the Great Intelligence and sharing the same basic attributes, although the Intelligence originated in various ways, including an immortal soul, and various Great Old Ones.

I know this is just the tip of the iceberg when delving into whovian enemies but I hoped you enjoyed reading nonetheless. Drop a comment let me know what you think!

-From the Mind of GiaTomcat

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