The Dalek Emporer

The Parting of the Ways


The Dalek Emporer

Main Aliases:

Emperor Dalek
The God of all daleks



Place of Origin:


First Mentioned In:

Dalek Planetarium

First Seen In:

Invasion of the Daleks


The Evil of the Daleks
The Dalek Factor
Engines of War
Doctor Who and the Daleks
Birth of a Legend
The Emperor Dalek’s New Clothes
The Evil of the Daleks
Remembrance of the Daleks
The Parting of the Ways
The Genocide Machine
The Mutant Phase
The Time of the Daleks
The Curse of Davros
We Are The Daleks
Dalek Empire I
Invasion of the Daleks
The Human Factor
“Death to the Daleks!”
Project Infinity
Dalek Empire II: Dalek War
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Dalek Empire IV: The Fearless
The Fearless: Part 3
The Fearless: Part 4
The Dalek Conquests
The Ultimate Adventure
The Lights of Skaro
Desperate Measures
Restoration of the Daleks
Genesis of Evil
Power Play
Duel of the Daleks
The Amaryll Challenge
The Penta Ray Factor
Plague of Death
The Menace of the Monstrons
Eve of War
The Rogue Planet
The Terrorkon Harvest
Legacy of Yesteryear
Shadow of Humanity
The Emissaries of Jevo
The Road to Conflict
Invasion of the Daleks
City of the Daleks
Battle for the Moon
The Mechanical Planet
The Secret of the Emperor
Nemesis of the Daleks
Emperorof the Daleks!
Return of the Elders
The Bit Before the Middle Ages
Defender of the Daleks
Dalek Attack
The Eternity Clock
City of the Daleks


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A rank designated to the supreme rulerof The Daleks. There have been at least two Emperors – the first a huge, immobile Dalek who dominated the main city on Skaro. It oversaw the project to identify ‘the human factor’, the intuitive and illogical means which had led to so many Dalek defeats by humans.

However, when ‘the human factor’ was implanted into Daleks, instead of becoming cunning, they became independent, asking questions and querying orders. This led to a massive civil war, during which the Emperor and his forces were destroyed. A later Emperor was in fact a mobile casing, housing the dessicated remnants of Davros, the creatorof the Daleks.

The next known incarnation of the Dalek Emperor remained in an enormous, immobile, conical shell plugged into a cornerof the control room in the Dalek City on Skaro. It was connected to the wall by tubes, and spoke in an echoing voice.

Two factions of Dalek were searching Earth for a Gallifreyan stellar manipulator, known colloquially as The Hand of Omega. The Doctor tricked the Emperor into revealing itself as Davros, who then activated the manipulator before understanding its true power.

The weapon detonated the sun in Skaro’s solar system, before vaporising the Emperor’s ship. He, however, managed to activate his escape pod seconds before his ship was destroyed.

When The Daleks launched an invasion of the Milky Way from the Seriphia Galaxy, a Dalek Emperor was in command. While it successfully conquered much of the galaxy, its real goal was Project Infinity. It intended to summon Daleks from another reality. When those Daleks turned out to be appalled by genocide, the Emperor was captured by the Earth Alliance (Death to the Daleks!, Project Infinity) but transmitted its consciousness into a human, Susan Mendes, to continue the war. (Dalek War: Chapter One) It erased her consciousness and intended to use her form to con the galaxy into lowering its guard, however, a psychic trap caused the remnants of Mendes to awaken and trigger the destruction of all Dalek technology, killing The Dalek Emperor and devastating the Empireing voice.

In the final episode of the 2005 series, The Dalek Emporer returned, with a new design and voice, and a new heavily religious doctrine – a great success for the series.


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