The Inquisitor

Lynda bellingham as The Inquisitor

Facts

SPECIES:
Gallifreyan


HOMELAND:
Gallifreyan

WEAPONS:

none

Gallery

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Biography

INVOLVEMENT IN THE DOCTOR’S TRIAL

Darkel presided over the Sixth Doctor’s trial on the Time Lord Space Station Zenobia. The Valeyard acted as prosecutor. (The Mysterious Planet, Mindwarp) The Doctor acted as his own defence lawyer. (Terror of the Vervoids)

THE VALEYARD ON TRIAL

Darkel oversaw the trial of the Valeyard. She brought the charges against him whilst the Sixth Doctor provided his defence. After ( the Valeyard was seemingly executed, Darkel followed the Doctor to a satellite of Eta Rho, where she discovered that The Valeyard had survived. She witnessed the Valeyard escape from her grasp, and left the satellite with the Doctor in his TARDIS. ( The Doctor warned Darkel that The Valeyard would try to assassinate her now that he was free. (( Trial of the Valeyard)

An honest woman, Darkel presided over a show trial meant to draw attention away from the corrupt High Council. With political unrest demanding a new Lord President and the Doctor unwilling to take the job himself, he gave a symbolic vote of confidence to Darkel before departing in his TARDIS. ( The Ultimate Foe)

LATER EVENTS

There were a number of Inquisitors on Gallifrey. They served as judges and heads of inquiries. Darkel was Inquisitor Prime and appeared to be the senior Inquisitor and a member of the High Council. Darkel claimed that, as Inquisitor General, she was the highest legal authority on Gallifrey. (:Gallifrey)

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