Imperial Daleks

Remembrance of the Daleks
Imperial Daleks



Imperial Daleks

Main Aliases:

Necros Dalek
Ven-Katri Davrett

Biological Type:


Affiliated With:


Place of Origin:

Prison Station

Notable Individuals:

Dalek Emperor
Special Weapons Dalek
Arthur Stengos
Imperial Dalek

First Seen In:

Resurrection of the Daleks

Other Appearances:

Revelation of the Daleks
Remembrance of the Daleks
Asylum of the Daleks
The Magician’s Apprentice
The Witch’s Familiar
The Juggernauts
Emissary of the Daleks
War of the Daleks
Emperor of the Daleks!


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The Imperial Daleks were a faction of daleks loyal to their creator, Davros, rather than to the a href=”/comingsoon” title=”Supreme Dalek”>Supreme Dalek. Among the Daleks, they were known as the Ven-Katri Davrett. They fought for Davros, their new Emperor, in the Imperial-Renegade War.


Davros owned an injection-type mind control device which he used on a small group of Daleks. These became the first Imperial Daleks, but were subsequently destroyed by the a href=”/comingsoon” title=”Supreme Dalek”>Supreme Dalek’s Renegade Daleks. (Resurrection of the Daleks)

Davros experimented with a new kind of Dalek (which appeared to be a Imperial Dalek prototype) at the Tranquil Repose funerary complex on Necros, using parts from cryogenically frozen bodies. Some, like Arthur Stengos, he decapitated, modified and placed – still living – into a Glass Dalek casing. During the conversion process, Stengos’ personality alternated between that of a human and that of a Dalek. (Revelation of the Daleks)

Orcini set off an explosion in Davros‘ bunker, killing many of the prototype Imperials. Other Daleks loyal to the Dalek Supreme then apprehended him to take him to Skaro for trial. (Revelation of the Daleks) As part of a long-term strategy, the Sixth Doctor himself rescued Davros so that he could further develop the Imperials and caused an eventual Imperial-Renegade Dalek Civil War. On Spiridon Davros reactivated Daleks of Dalek army frozen and changed their loyalties to serve him as Imperial Daleks to fight against the Supreme Dalek’s forces and conquered Skaro (Emperor of the Daleks)

At a later stage in the war with the Renegades (as he called them) Davros created Imperial Daleks by grafting beditionic appendages onto the bodies of Kaled mutants.

Davros led the Imperial Daleks to Earth in 1963 to get the Hand of Omega. They secured Coal Hill School for a base, controlling the head teacher with a chip in his head and placing a Transmat station in the basement. When this was destroyed by The Doctor with Ace’s baseball bat, they landed a shuttlecraft in the school’s playground. They engaged in a battle with the Renegades, who seized the Hand, but interference by the Seventh Doctor led to the Imperials acquiring it. The Doctor tricked Davros into using the Hand of Omega on Skaro’s sun, which caused it to turn supernova and destroy Skaro. Davros escaped his mothership in an escape pod. (Remembrance of the Daleks)

It is not known how many of the Imperial Daleks or their warfleet survived when the Hand of Omega caused Skaro’s sun to supernova.

At some point after this, the names of the two factions were for some reason reversed, so the surviving Renegades, led by the Dalek Prime called themselves Imperial Daleks. (War of the Daleks)

There are two accounts of events involving Davros following events in Shorch 1963.

One account states that Davros‘ escape pod was acquired by a garbage ship, the Quetzel, which The Doctor and Sam Jones also ended up on. A group of Thals arrived, with the intention of using Davros to effectively turn them into Daleks so they could fight the Daleks better. A Daleks force arrived and took the Quetzel to a planet called Skaro. The Dalek Prime claimed that this was the original Skaro, and that the planet The Doctor had destroyed was a decoy called Antalin. The Dalek Prime knew that some of its own Daleks were loyal to Davros and put Davros on trial to flush them out. A battle ensued and the Dalek Prime emerged victorious. Davros was apparently executed but may have been teleported to safety by a loyal Spider Dalek. (War of the Daleks)

Another account states that Davros’s escape pod entered the time vortex and was found by a Nekkistani ship. Davros killed the crew. The Doctor, Samson Griffin and Gemma Griffin found the Nekkistani ship in the vortex and the Griffins boarded the ship to investigate. Davros exacted his revenge by sending them back to Earth, wiping The Doctor’s memory of them and operating on the TARDIS. Samson was sent home and Gemma became part of the “resistance” to the new race of Daleks Davros made on Earth. They conquered the planet, leaving only the area where Samson lived free from Dalek control. When The Doctor, Charley Pollard and C’rizz returned from the Divergent Universe, Davros was waiting for them. Davros’ mind had become fractured between his own personality and that of “the Emperor”. A series of events led to The Doctor actually giving the Daleks their Emperor and letting them leave Earth. Gemma was killed. Davros left Earth with his daleks>, the Emperor personality dominant. (Terror Firma)



In contrast to the drab grey and black Renegades, the sleeker Imperial Daleks had white livery with gold bumps and high-pitched voices. These prototype models retained the classic eye-stalk and plungers, but also featured rounder bases. (Revelation of the Daleks)

Later Imperials had golden eye-stalks and a lozenge shape on the front of their casings, different-rounder dome lights (or “Ears”) and their gold plungers (appearing more funnel-like) were slotted to fit into machinery. (Remembrance of the Daleks)

A civil war, ostensibly over racial purity, broke out between the original, now Renegade Daleks, and the Imperial Daleks. Imperial Daleks augmented their battle tactics with the Special Weapons Dalek, now converted to the Imperial cause and sporting a partially white casing. (Remembrance of the Daleks)


The Imperial Daleks could hover and fly (Revelation of the Daleks, Emperorof the Daleks, Remembrance of the Daleks) like Davros himself in his wheelchair, before he assumed the title of Emperor. (Revelation of the Daleks, Emperorof the Daleks)

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