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This is a list of villains from the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who . For other, related lists, see below.
The Black Guardian was played by Valentine Dyall.
Lady Cassandra was voiced by Zoë Wanamaker, and was largely computer-generated,although a physical prop was also used on set. Wanamaker appears briefly during Cassandra's second appearance, seen in footage from a party when she is still in her full body.
Mavic Chen is the Guardian of the Solar System in the year 4000 AD and a collaborator with the Daleks.
Eldrad (Stephen Thorne) is a silicon-based lifeform from the planet Kastria.
The Flood is a viral lifeform from the planet Mars that infected its water supply eons ago. It infected the water supply and crew of Bowie Base One in 2059. When the Doctor visited, it infected 6 crew members. In the end, the Doctor, Adelaide Brooke, and the surviving crew escaped before the base destructed, killing all the infected crew and the Flood itself. If a being was infected, they would get cracked skin round the mouth, always seep water, and develop dead white eyes.
Mrs Winifred Gillyflower is a mechanical engineer and chemist portrayed by Diana Rigg. She is the main antagonist of the 2013 episode "The Crimson Horror".
Morgaine, seen in Battlefield (1989), is a legendary Arthurian sorceress from another dimension, who recognises the Seventh Doctor as Merlin, whom she previously battled in his personal future. She is based on Morgan le Fay.
Ribbons is an alien from the Antizone, a dark, scary place.
Blon Fel-Fotch Pasameer-Day Slitheen is a member of the nefarious Slitheen crime family from Raxicoricofallapatorius. She appropriated the identity and appearance of Margaret Blaine. She first appears in "Aliens of London".
Jocrassa Fel-Fotch Pasameer-Day Slitheen, a relative of Blon Fel-Fotch Pasameer-Day and Sip Fel-Fotch Pasameer-Day Slitheen, poses as Joseph Green, MP for Hartley Dale and Chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on the Monitoring of Sugar Standards in Exported Confectionery in "Aliens of London" and "World War Three" (2005).
The Shadow appears in the 1979 Fourth Doctor story The Armageddon Factor; he is a servant of the Black Guardian, and at least partially responsible for a war between the planets Atrios and Zeos.
Mr Sweet is a Red Leech from the same Prehistoric times as the Dinosaurs and Silurians. Winifred Gillyflower found him in the river and temporarily had him as a pet.
Tzim Sha (misheard by the Doctor as "Tim Shaw"), first seen in The Woman Who Fell to Earth (2018), is an alien from a race of hunters and conquerors called the Stenza. He appears a second time in The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos .
The Trickster is a recurring nemesis in The Sarah Jane Adventures .
Timewyrm is a villain from the Virgin New Adventures spin-off novels.
The War Chief is a renegade Time Lord who assists a group of alien warriors in the 1969 serial The War Games .
Weng-Chiang, whose real name is Magnus Greel,is the former Minister of Justice of the 51st century Supreme Alliance, responsible for the deaths of 100,000 enemies of the state, and was known as "the Butcher of Brisbane". He appears in the 1977 serial The Talons of Weng-Chiang . Greel fled to 19th century China by means of a time cabinet, taking The Peking Homunculus with him.
Consequences of Greel's time travel are explored in the spin-off Virgin Missing Adventures novel The Shadow of Weng-Chiang by David A. McIntee.Greel is also mentioned in Simon A. Forward's Eighth Doctor Adventures novel Emotional Chemistry , which is partly set in the 51st century. Greel's days as The Minister of Justice are explored in the 2012 prequel audio story The Butcher of Brisbane .
WOTAN is an advanced autonomous computer that appeared the 1966 serial The War Machines .
Professor Zaroff is a mad scientist, portrayed by Joseph Furst, who appears in the 1967 serial The Underwater Menace .
He is fondly recalled by fans as one of the most over-the-top villains in the entire history of the programme. Particularly well remembered is his cry of "Nothing in the world can stop me now!"in a noticeable Austrian accent. Only two of the four episodes from this story survive, but the surviving material includes that infamous line.
Leela is a fictional character played by Louise Jameson in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. She was a companion of the Fourth Doctor and a regular in the programme from 1977 to 1978. Writer Chris Boucher named her after the Palestinian hijacker Leila Khaled. Leela appeared in nine stories.
"World War Three" is the fifth episode of the first series of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who which was first broadcast on BBC One on 23 April 2005. It is the second of a two-part story which began with "Aliens of London" on 16 April.
The Talons of Weng-Chiang is the sixth and final serial of the 14th season of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in six weekly parts on BBC1 from 26 February to 2 April 1977. In the serial, which is set in 19th-century London, the 51st century criminal Magnus Greel travels to the city and poses as an ancient Chinese god to find his missing time machine.
The Slitheen are a fictional family of massive, bipedal extraterrestrials from the British science fiction television series Doctor Who and are adversaries of the Ninth Doctor and later Sarah Jane Smith. The Slitheen are of the egg-laying calcium-based Raxacoricofallapatorian race native to Raxacoricofallapatorius, though many use "Slitheen" in referring to the race in general. Instinctive hunters trained to kill at a young age, Slitheen are a ruthless criminal sect whose main motivation is profit. They are also convicted on their home world, not willing to return to their planet due to a death sentence.
The Virgin Missing Adventures were a series of novels from Virgin Publishing based on the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who, which had been cancelled in 1989, featuring stories set between televised episodes of the programme. The novels were published from 1994 to 1997, and featured the First through Sixth Doctors.. The Missing Adventures complemented the Virgin New Adventures range, which had proved successful.
Alan Ruscoe is a British actor who is best known for his work as various aliens, monsters and androids in the Star Wars films and the television series Doctor Who.
Emotional Chemistry is a BBC Books original novel written by Simon A. Forward and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Eighth Doctor, Fitz and Trix.
The Monsters Inside is a BBC Books original novel written by Stephen Cole and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It was published on 19 May 2005, alongside The Clockwise Man and Winner Takes All. It features the Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler.
The Cardiff Rift is a fictional wormhole in the science fiction television series Doctor Who and Torchwood, one end of which is located in Cardiff Bay, Wales. The other end is apparently floating freely through spacetime, and matter and radiation can pass through the Rift, allowing extraterrestrial and extratemporal artifacts, and occasionally life-forms, to "wash up" in Cardiff. It is described as "Unpredictable and elusive, it’s a gateway for alien creatures, alien weapons, all manner of alien technology and time anomalies to enter our world" and the "flotsam and jetsam of the universe since the dawn of time."
Revenge of the Slitheen is the second story of the British science fiction television series The Sarah Jane Adventures. It comprises the first and second episodes of the show's first series, aired on BBC1, broadcast in two parts on 24 September and 1 October 2007, with the second being broadcast a week earlier on the CBBC Channel. This serial is notable for introducing Clyde Langer into the cast - he would remain for the rest of the series.
Michael Spice was a British character actor who appeared in many on-screen roles, most notably in Doctor Who.
Jago & Litefoot is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It stars Christopher Benjamin and Trevor Baxter as Henry Gordon Jago and Professor George Litefoot, their characters from the 1977 TV story The Talons of Weng-Chiang. The Mahogany Murderers was an entry in the Companion Chronicles range of audio plays and effectively acted as a pilot for this series. Justin Richards is the script editor.
Henry Gordon Jago is a character who appeared in the 1977 Doctor Who television serial, The Talons of Weng-Chiang. He was played by Christopher Benjamin. He worked so well with Trevor Baxter's character, Professor George Litefoot, the production team briefly considered giving them their own spin-off series. In 2009 they reprised their roles for the Big Finish Productions audio drama, The Mahogany Murderers. This led to their own audio series, Jago & Litefoot.
Professor George Litefoot is a character who appeared in the 1977 Doctor Who television serial, The Talons of Weng-Chiang. He was played by Trevor Baxter. He worked so well with Christopher Benjamin's character, Henry Gordon Jago, the production team briefly considered giving them their own spin-off series. In 2009 they reprised their roles for the Big Finish Productions audio drama, The Mahogany Murderers. This led to their own audio series, Jago & Litefoot. Litefoot's character also appeared in 1997 Doctor Who novel, The Bodysnatchers.
The fourteenth season of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who began on 4 September 1976 with The Masque of Mandragora, and ended with The Talons of Weng-Chiang.
The Butcher of Brisbane is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It's the second sequel to the 1977 story The Talons of Weng-Chiang following after The Shadow of Weng-Chiang.
Blon or Blon' is a settlement in Belarus.
Both the Doctor and the War Chief are renegade Time Lords who each stole a TARDIS and escaped.