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The Evil of the Daleks
Kemel was a mute Turk employed by Theodore Maxtible. He hailed from European Turkey in the Tekir Dag mountains, where he worked with the local blacksmith. Kemel first met Maxtible when the latter’s coach fell into disrepair while on a business trip in the region. Kemel lifted the coach up, allowing the necessary repairs to be made. Impressed by this display of physical strength, Maxtible was able to communicate with Kemel and offered him employment. Accepting the offer, Kemel travelled back to the United Kingdom with Maxtible where he performed for him many useful tasks. He also learned the English language but did not develop the ability to speak. (The Evil of the Daleks)
In June 1866, Kemel was ordered to find and fight Jamie McCrimmon as part of the Daleks’ plan to learn about the human factor. After Jamie saved his life, he returned the favour and the two became friends. Kemel was a friend of Victoria Waterfield, and the two men tried to rescue her. Working together, they overcame many traps and found Victoria.
A Dalek ordered Kemel to take Victoria through their time machine, which led to Skaro. They were made prisoners of the Daleks and used as bait to lure the Second Doctor to them. When the humanised Daleks began to fight the other Daleks, the humans escaped, but a Dalekised Maxtible fought with Kemel near a precipice. Maxtible, now with super-human strength, forced Kemel off the precipice. Kemel fell to his death. (The Evil of the Daleks)