Spearhead from Space




Biological Type:

Plastic automatons

Place of Origin:


Notable Individuals:



Dominique Delacroix



Graham Winslet

Alisha Hammerson


Mickey Smith

Jason Taylor

Sally Taylor

Rory Williams


Spearhead from Space

Terror of the Autons



Auton 2: Sentinel

Auton 3: Awakening


Business Unusual


Dr. Ninth


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The Autons were robots that looked like plastic shop-window mannequins, they were energized by the Nestene Consciousness as an infantry. Despite the fact that they were not by any means the only manifestations of the Nestenes, they were the most effectively recognizable and were used amid each Earth attack.


Each Auton was a piece of the Consciousness, since it existed in all that it controlled, with Autons really containing a bit of Nestene knowledge (Brave New Town, Autonomy) to energize them, though still constrained by a focal Nestene mind. Bigger parts were given to copies to permit replicating of mind examples and recollections, and at times like the Swarm Leader Channing a huge bit of the Consciousness could be given to an Auton with the goal that it could nearly be individual, having something likened to sentiments and having the option to legitimately control different Autons. (Specialist Who and the Auton Invasion) although normally coordinated by the Consciousness, if its indication was harmed or confused, Autons units could progress toward becoming rebel and act autonomous. This could likewise happen with Autons left over from attacks that were haphazardly actuated. (Daring New Town, Autonomy)

The run of the mill Auton did not look especially similar. It looked like a mannequin, was mechanical in its developments and quiet, in spite of the fact that the Nestenes may talk through an Auton pioneer, creating an automated voice. (Fear of the Autons) Autons were fundamentally noted for the covered wrist-weapon inside their hands, which could murderor vaporize theirobjectives utilising clairvoyant projections. (Synthespians™, ) These were ground-breaking enough to briefly debilitate a debilitated Dalek. (The Big Bang). Some could likewise shoot a traquilizing gas from their hands. (Plastic Millenium)

Regardless of their strong appearance, some Autons were transformative and could change the state of their highlights and appendages. (Rose) they were additionally amazing trackers, ready to discover different animals by their cerebrum wave examples, (Synthespians™, ) and gathered the vitality units of a swarm after it landed.

Autons were amazingly seemingly perpetual, with one unit existing for just about two thousand years with no obvious indications of wear, even with the connection to the Consciousness broken. While shots had no impact on them, (Spearhead from Space) they could be influenced by radio flag (The Big Bang) and upset by sub-etheric pillars, which went through the clairvoyance measurement and meddled with the Nestene/Auton correspondence on the astral plane. (Synthespians™, ) they were defenseless against exceptional warmth, as this made them liquefy, and they would likewise be deactivated if the controlling Nestene appearance on a planet was demolished. (Lead from Space, Terror of the Autons)


Notwithstanding the fundamental Auton, progressively lithe and flexibility models were made as copies of people. The Swarm Leader had the option to make the body of a planet’s local living thing without any preparation. The first Auton made, Channing’s human appearance enabled him to penetrate Auto Plastics and sort out the Nestene invasion. (Spearhead from Space)

Increasingly refined Autons could be made to duplicate and imitate explicit people. The firsts should have been kept alive to keep up the duplicate, despite the fact that these were at times blemished, looking and acting human with the exception of a slight yellowing sheen or flash to the skin and a level sounding voice. Whenever demolished, the copies returned to the presence of an essential Auton, in some cases spilling Nestene blood. (Lead from Space) occasionally if duplicate wasn’t essential and an Auton basically expected to seem human, it could wear a plastic cover. (Fear of the Autons)

Much increasingly exact Autons could be made, indistinguishable in appearance and activities to the firsts. These units were embedded with false recollections and really trusted themselves to be the genuine subjects they copied, being undefined. The Auton duplicate of Rory Williams was even ready to recall being eradicated from presence in the time field. (The Pandorica Opens)

Various renowned figures were copied and showed at Madame Tussauds, including General Scobie whose copy was proposed to have his spot and direction the British Army. (Lead from Space) Mickey Smith was replicated to assemble data on the Ninth Doctor. (Rose)

Roman Auton copies taken from a memory print of Amy Pond impersonated people impeccably and were utilised as sleeperoperators until the Nestenes later affirmed their impact, in spite of the fact that the Rory Auton somewhat opposed this control. (The Pandorica Opens)



At the point when the Nestene Consciousness joined the Alliance, they delivered Autons masked as Roman officers in 102. These, trusting themselves to be veritable Roman warriors, deceived the Eleventh Doctor, who acknowledged past the point of no return what they were. They detained him in the Pandorica. One of these Autons, formed after the late and time-eradicated Rory Williams utilising the recollections of Amy Pond, did not have any desire to flame on her and attempted to oppose the invitation to battle. Anyway he was unfit to anticipate himself shooting her lethally. A short time later, the Auton helped The Doctor restore Amy with the Pandorica and spare the universe.

After The Doctor reset the universe and time, the Alliance Autons were deleted from presence. The genuine Rory Williams, however, reviewed the life of his Auton copy. (The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang)


The late twentieth century advancement of plastics by people made open doors for attacks of Earth. One invasion was composed by a Swarm Leader known as Channing. Channing took over Auto Plastics and masterminded standard Autons to be mass created and set in shops crosswise over Britain. Channing likewise acquired an agreement from Madame Tussaud’s to make plastic “waxworks” of key government and military pioneers. The assault was composed before anything else. The Autons broke out of shops to assault key vital positions while the copied mellowed opposition.

Lamentably for the Autons, the Third Doctor and UNIT had discovered their base and fixed a gadget to decimate Autons and the Nestene. (Initiate from Space)

A few months after the fact, the Nestene made a union with maverick Time Lord, The Master. Despite the fact that the Nestene utilised standard Autons for this activity, the attack depended on lethal plastic daffodils. It was again thwarted by the Third Doctor and UNIT. (Fear of the Autons)

During the 1980s, at Christmas, the Autons assaulted once more, yet were vanquished by the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond. (The Christmas Trap)

In 1989, the Nestene assumed responsibility for Winston Blunt. He framed the Galaxy Plastics Inc and after that executed himself. In his place, an Auton named Mr Dolman controlled the organisation. At the point when a modern covert operative, Max Fischer, upset tasks, Dolman assaulted and later murdered him. An Auton duplicate of Max was later made. (The same old thing)

Around the 1990s an Auton replica known as Alisha Hammerson set up the Hammerson Plastic PLC organisation. On New Year’s Eve, 1999, she wanted to supplant a few key figures in the plastic business with Auton reproductions so the Earth could be overwhelmed and assimilated. The Seventh Doctor and Mel door dropped in on the gathering and broke the Nestene interface, which deactivated her. (Plastic Millenium)


After the Nestene’s protein planets were wrecked in a war The Doctor battled in, it arrived sooner than required 21st century London to utilise standard Autons to overcome the planet. At the point when the Ninth Doctor came to research, it sent Autons to attempt to stop him. At the point when Rose Tyler acted as a burden, it likewise sent an Auton copy of her sweetheart, Mickey Smith, to endeavor to discover more. The Doctor expelled the Auton Mickey’s head to find and stand up to the Nestene Consciousness. At the point when the Nestene thought it was in risk, it actuated the Autons to go out of control. At the point when the Nestene was executed with hostile to plastic, the Autons were deactivated. (Rose)

In 2013, Autons set in Hyperville by Miss Devonshire and the Nestene assisted with the endeavored takeoverof Earth. Among the ordinary Autons, there were a few assortments, for example, Autons which could extend their heads about a meter, a staggeringly solid Auton, known as B-4, which could choke exploited people and Auton copies. All the Autons were pulverized by The Doctor and Kate. (Independence)


In 7214, Autons were utilised by The Master to set a device for the Sixth Doctor, in Antarctopolis. The Doctor had the option to stop them by liquefying the plastic inside them. (Detainees of Time)

The Nestene utilised Autons when they endeavored to assume control over the New Earth Republic in the 101st century. They utilised both standard and copy adaptions. (Synthespians™)


At the point when Es’Cartrss endeavored to assume control over the Tenth Doctor’s psyche by means of the TARDIS’ Matrix, he utilised his recollections of the Autons to assault him. (The Forgotten)

Waterway Song once dated an Auton with a removable/replaceable head. (The Big Bang)


Despite the fact that Autons have seemed a few times in the 21st century manifestation of Doctor Who, since 2005 “Auton” has just been utilised in the credited in Rose, and never inside a story, rather they are designated “Nestenes” or “Nestene copies”.

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