Ravenous

Facts

Name:

Ravenous

Appearance:

Sweet Salvation / Seizure

Biography

Biography

The Ravenous were a race of creatures from the “old times”.

After defeating the Kandyman’s and the Eleven’s scheme with the thought spider, the Eighth Doctor and his companions caught of a glimpse of faces reflected in glass, screaming, and Helen Sinclair saw a word in her mind: “Ravenous.” Afterwords, the Eleven mused to himself that he knew what they fed on, and that all anybody could do was run. (Sweet Salvation)

The Eleven was later found by one of the Ravenous onboard a dying TARDIS which he had stolen. The Eleven was scared enough to call for the Doctor’s help escaping it. According to the old tales, the Ravenous ate temporal energy, with Time Lords thus being their most potent source of ‘food’, while shorter-lived life forms such as humans would be little more than the equivalent of a packet of crisps to satisfy the Ravenous’ appetite. After the Eleven stole the Doctor’s TARDIS, the Doctor was able to escape the Ravenous by using the last of the dying TARDIS’s power to make a random materialization, leaving the Ravenous in the TARDIS to be destroyed as the ship’s interior dimensions finally collapsed. (Seizure)

Imprisonment

Isolated in their prison dimension, the Ravenous learned “new tricks”, including possession. (Deeptime Frontier)

Seeking that Time Lords be brought to them in their prison dimension, the Ravenous placed a bounty at the Maldovarium. Acting on this, the Nightstalker came to 1963 Shoreditch and attempted to kidnap the First Doctor and Susan Foreman for the Ravenous. He was stopped by River Song and Susan. (An Unearthly Woman)

Return of the Ravenous

Fearing the coming Last Great Time War, Daria Visteron used the Deeptime Frontier to release the Ravenous from their prison dimension. (Deeptime Frontier)

After defeating the Kandyman’s and the Eleven’s scheme with the thought spider, the Eighth Doctor and his companions caught of a glimpse of faces reflected in glass, screaming, and Helen Sinclair saw a word in her mind: “Ravenous.” Afterwords, the Eleven mused to himself that he knew what they fed on, and that all anybody could do was run. (Sweet Salvation)

The Eleven was later found by one of the Ravenous onboard a dying TARDIS which he had stolen. The Eleven was scared enough to call for the Doctor’s help escaping it. According to the old tales, the Ravenous ate temporal energy, with Time Lords thus being their most potent source of “food”, while shorter-lived life forms such as humans would be little more than the equivalent of a packet of crisps to satisfy the Ravenous’ appetite. After the Eleven stole the Doctor’s TARDIS, the Doctor was able to escape the Ravenous by using the last of the dying TARDIS’s power to make a random materialization, leaving the Ravenous in the TARDIS as the ship’s interior dimensions finally collapsed. (Seizure) This Ravenous’ corpse was found by the Deeptime Frontier. (Deeptime Frontier)

The Ravenous found the Nine at the Nine’s prison while pursuing the Doctor, (The Odds Against) and the two allied to trap the Doctor by creating a fake origin for the Ravenous. (The Odds Against, L.E.G.E.N.D.) The Eleven took the Nine’s place in this partnership and tricked the Doctor into thinking the Ravenous had been destroyed. (The Odds Against)

Behind the scenes

Several Ravenous (including one in close-up) were featured in What is inside the TARDIS?, an animated, narrative trailer for Ravenous 4 released by Big Finish in 2019. Having invaded the Doctor’s TARDIS, they were seen lurking in the rafters of the Eighth Doctor’s console room’s four metallic pillars before one of their number leapt down with a shriek.

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