Dalek Fleet

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The Dalek Fleet, (COMIC: The Brain Tappers, TV: Bad Wolf) also known as the Dalek Imperial Fleet when controlled by the Emperor, was the massive space fleet of flying saucers and battlecruisers used by the Daleks at various points in the species' existence. It worked side-by-side with the Dalek army branch.


Following the creation of the New Dalek Paradigm, the Eleventh Doctor anticipated that a Dalek Fleet would comprise a minimum of 12,000 battleships "armed to the teeth". (TV: The Pandorica Opens)


Pre-Time War fleets[[edit]]

Several Dalek Fleets participated in a series of major wars which occurred "before" the Time War.

The first Dalek invasion spacefleet was constructed through reverse engineering Krattorian blueprints. (COMIC: Power Play, The Amaryll Challenge)

In the early expansion of the Dalek Empire, reconnaissance scout units were sent ahead to desirable planets, gathering information on how to best conquer them before an invasion fleet was summoned. (TV: Resolution)

A saucer fleet consisting of twelve Dalek saucers made up the Dalek Earthforce during the 2150s Dalek invasion of Earth. The Black Dalek's ship was the sole survivor of the fleet when Project Degravitate was thwarted. Badly crippled, the saucer was forced to make a slow return to Skaro, with the Black Dalek reporting the failure to the Dalek Prime. (PROSE: The History of the Daleks)

Following the defeat of the 2150s Dalek invasion of Earth and his exposure as a collaborator, Marcus Bray used a remaining Dalek flying saucer to try and summon the Dalek fleet back to a weakened Earth with Susan later using the ship to send another message that warned the fleet not to approach Earth. As a result of the saucer's damaged antenna however, neither message was actually sent to the fleet. (AUDIO: After the Daleks)

When the Fourteenth Doctor stumbled on the Dalek Dome in 2323, he unintentionally started a series of events that led to the Daleks of the Golden City Zone learning they were fakes. The Golden Emperor subsequently built a quantum-powered reality gate so that his forces could leave their Dalek-scape, his fleet launching the 2323 Dalek invasion of Earth before the Doctor managed to destroy the Mathematicians' Moon sustaining the gate, ending the threat. (COMIC: Liberation of the Daleks [+]Loading...["Liberation of the Daleks (comic story)","Liberation of the Daleks"])

The Great War[[edit]]

A thousand Dalek Saucers were part of the invasion fleet the Daleks planned to use to wipe out the Solar System. They were destroyed by the Time Destructor. (TV: The Daleks' Master Plan, PROSE: The Mutation of Time)

In an alternate timeline in which the Daleks completed development of the Time Destructor, the Dalek Fleet destroyed Baralda and invaded Urbinia. The Second Doctor averted this timeline. (AUDIO: Daughter of the Gods)

During the course of the Daleks' Great War, Thal forces destroyed 200 Dalek saucers in the Seventh Sector, and the Draconians destroyed half of the Dalek fleet along the Draconian frontier. (PROSE: The Evil of the Daleks)

Following the Dalek Civil War, a Dalek ship carrying a trio of Daleks crashed on a forest planet that was visited by the Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon and Victoria Waterfield. The Daleks attempted to establish a beacon to contact the Dalek Fleet, only to be destroyed by the Doctor. (COMIC: Bringer of Darkness)

Second Dalek War[[edit]]

The Dalek command battle fleet during the Second Dalek War consisted of the ultimate flagship, an Exterminator-class vessel by the name of the Exterminator under the command of the Dalek Inquisitor General. The Tenth Doctor was accidentally taken back to the war by the TARDIS and helped to destroy the Exterminator and its provisions. The loss of such a powerful ship put a massive dent in the Dalek war machine and their fleet was pushed right back by the Earth Empire. (PROSE: Prisoner of the Daleks)

Dalek-Movellan War[[edit]]

During the Dalek-Movellan War, hundreds of Battlecruisers flew with Movellan Battlecruisers without a single shot being fired because of both sides having reached a logical impasse. (TV: Destiny of the Daleks)

Time Vortex[[edit]]

The Daleks launched over a thousand Dalek Saucers into the Time Vortex; these forces were stopped by the Eighth Doctor, who left them trapped in the vortex. (AUDIO: The Time of the Daleks) The Time Lords later made a deal with the Daleks that allowed them to leave the Time Vortex. (AUDIO: Neverland)

Second Great Dalek Occupation[[edit]]

The Dalek Empire of the Seriphia Galaxy launched its largest fleet to begin the invasion of Mutter's Spiral and begin the Second Great Dalek Occupation. The fleet was commanded by the Imperial Command Ship. A Dalek Fleet was sent to invade Vega 6 to collect large amounts of veganite, and another fleet invaded Guria, but was destroyed by Earth Alliance battle cruisers. However, the Daleks began the second invasion of Guria, and another Dalek fleet destroyed the orbital fleet left behind by Earth Alliance. (AUDIO: Invasion of the Dalek, The Human Factor, "Death to the Daleks!", Project Infinity)

Restoration Empire[[edit]]

In one account of the Imperial-Renegade Dalek Civil War, the Imperial Daleks had triumphed and branded their new state as the Dalek "Restoration Empire". As this new state established itself, the Emperor received a message from "The Last Dalek". (PROSE: The Restoration Empire, The Last Message) Yearning for more information, they unleashed an assault on Islos. However, the Archivians of Islos had bargained with an Entity as a means of protection. (WC: The Archive of Islos) This Entity destroyed much of the Restoration Empire. (WC: The Sentinel of the Fifth Galaxy)

By the time the Empire engaged in a war with the Hond, the fleet had been rebuilt but the threat had forced it to fall back to Skaro. After forcing the Tenth Doctor to help with their Hond problem, the Empire would then force the Eighth Doctor to work with them, and their newly anointed Dalek Time Squad, to discover the source of their message. (COMIC: Defender of the Daleks) This led them to the Dark Times, and sparked the Battle of Mordeela, which saw the Tenth Doctor and the Victis Fleet, fighting against the Eighth and Ninth Doctors, the Dalek Time Squad and the Vampires. The Battle of Mordeela was an attempt to subdue the Tenth Doctor, who was now under the new guise of the Time Lord Victorious. The Tenth Doctor's actions would cause the genocide of the Kotturuh. (PROSE: The Knight, The Fool and The Dead, All Flesh is Grass) The Time Squad's destruction would be ensured by the Eighth Doctor, however doubts remained as to whether the Dalek Prime Strategist would survive to become the Dalek Emperor during the Last Great Time War. (AUDIO: Mutually Assured Destruction, PROSE: Exit Strategy)

The Last Great Time War[[edit]]

A never-ship (PROSE: Decoy) pursues the Doctor's TARDIS during the Time War. (COMIC: Ambush)

During the Tenth Dalek Occupation, the Daleks disappeared from normal space, (PROSE: A Brief History of Time Lords) into the Time Vortex where they constructed a fleet, (PROSE: Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe) with which to wage war against the Time Lords in the Last Great Time War. (TV: Dalek) Shortly after the official start of the Time War, a massive Dalek fleet took out the Sunari and the Unvoss in one hit. (AUDIO: Desperate Measures)

In the first year of the Time War, the Time Lords detonated a nearby star to destroy the Dalek fleet, hoping that the show of power would deter the Daleks from fighting. While the fleet was destroyed, the Dalek war effort continued. (PROSE: The Third Wise Man)

Inspired by a projection of the total collapse event, Time Lord Weapons Architects explored the possibilities of exploiting Localised Event-Collapse Time Fields as a means of petrifying whole fleets of Daleks. (PROSE: Dalek Combat Training Manual)

In the later years of the Time War, the Daleks massed a large time fleet at Omega One for a final attack on Gallifrey only to be destroyed by the War Doctor using a Time Destructor. (AUDIO: The Innocent) After Vassarian had been captured by the Sontarans, he manipulated them into attracting the Dalek fleet. After Vassarian died, disabling the Sontaran temporal defences, the Dalek fleet initiated an orbital bombardment of Rovidia, destroying the Sontaran compound. (AUDIO: The Eternity Cage) The fleet then fought off the Rovidian space forces, ultimately destroying them. (AUDIO: Eye of Harmony)

Another fleet was destroyed by the released Great Vampires, their weapons unable to damage the aliens. (COMIC: The Bidding War) Another Dalek fleet tried to claim the weapon factories at Villengard, retreating when the War Doctor detonated a molecular fruit bomb that turned the factories into a banana grove. (COMIC: The Whole Thing's Bananas)

In the prelude to the Battle for the Tantalus Eye, the War Doctor led a Battle TARDIS fleet in destroying the Dalek fleet guarding the Tantalus Eye, only for the Time Lords to be ambushed by Dalek stealth ships.

After being ordered by Rassilon to use the Tear of Isha to close the Tantalus Eye, Commander Partheus led a Time Lord armada against the Dalek fleet. Though initially making strides, the Time Lords retreated once the War Doctor had disposed of the Tear. (PROSE: Engines of War)

The final battle of the Time War was an all-out assault on Gallifrey, personally led by the Dalek Emperor himself aboard the Dalek Flagship. The fleet consisted of virtually the entire Dalek Empire. (TV: The Parting of the Ways) This invasion fleet consisted of 10 million ships. (TV: Dalek) Many Dalek saucers had already crashed outside the Capitol during the final day of the Time War. (TV: The End of Time)

In the last moments, the Dalek fleet surrounded Gallifrey and were firing at it constantly. When thirteen different incarnations of the Doctor saved Gallifrey by placing it in a pocket universe, the planet's sudden disappearance resulted in the Dalek Fleet destroying itself in its own massive crossfire, though a Dalek Attack Ship was blasted away and survived. (TV: The Day of the Doctor) Reflecting on these events, the Doctor would later wonder if some of the fleet had fled at the sight of thirteen TARDISes and survived the fall of the Dalek Empire. (PROSE: The Day of the Doctor) In another account which saw the Eighth Doctor end the war, these ships were classed as warships. (PROSE: Doctor Who and the Time War)

Post-Time War fleets[[edit]]

The Emperor's hybrid fleet[[edit]]

The Emperor barely survived the Time War aboard his heavily-damaged Flagship and was flung into the far future. In hiding for several hundred years, he slowly repaired the Flagship and created a new Dalek Fleet of 200 smaller saucers. By 200,100, he had almost half a million Daleks, including roughly 2000 Daleks aboard each of the smaller vessels. This fleet consisted of Daleks which were engineered using dead human cells. As such, they developed a twisted concept of religion, and the Ninth Doctor deemed them insane since they were hybrids who hated their own flesh. This fleet participated in the Battle of the Game Station and bombarded Earth, deforming whole continents. However, the Emperor, his entire fleet, and all the hybrid Daleks were divided into atoms by the Bad Wolf entity within Rose Tyler. (TV: Bad Wolf / The Parting of the Ways)

Main article: Battle of the Game Station

The New Dalek Empire fleet[[edit]]

The final survivor of the original Dalek Empire, Dalek Caan, travelled back in time and rescued Davros from the Time War. Davros then used cells from his own body to create the New Dalek Empire. This new force consisted of a massive fleet centred around a planet-sized space station called the Crucible, all of which were hiding within the Medusa Cascade. A group of 200 flying saucers was dispatched from the Crucible and undertook the 21st century Dalek invasion of Earth in 2009. They succeeded, (TV: The Stolen Earth) and began the countdown on their reality bomb so that it could kill all life in every universe except for the Daleks. However, the New Empire was betrayed by Dalek Caan, and the Reality Bomb was disabled by the DoctorDonna. Then, the Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor used the hardware of the Crucible to overload the dalekanium power feeds. This caused the Crucible, the whole fleet, and the individual Daleks themselves to explode. (TV: Journey's End)

Main article: Planetary Relocation Incident

The New Dalek Paradigm fleets[[edit]]

A single saucer survived the fall of the New Dalek Empire, (PROSE: Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe) falling through time to World War II. The three Daleks on board found the last Progenitor device, which created the first five individuals of the New Dalek Paradigm. The new Daleks exterminated their three forebears, and then escaped in the saucer. (TV: Victory of the Daleks) Using the production facilities of Goth, the Paradigm quickly built itself a fleet. (PROSE: Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe)

A fleet of Dalek saucers were used during an attack on Earth's top secret Station 7 when searching for an experimentation on Dalek nature to make them less aggressive. The fleet was destroyed on the planet below the station by a deliberate eruption planned by the Eleventh Doctor and allies. (COMIC: The Only Good Dalek)

At Stonehenge, while scanning for ships, the Eleventh Doctor found Dalek ships in orbit and, thinking it was only the Daleks, stated that a Dalek fleet would have a minimum of 12,000 ships "armed to the teeth". This fleet was actually a part of a larger force known as the Pandorica Alliance. (TV: The Pandorica Opens)

A fleet of Dalek saucers waited above Earth in 2106 when the New Dalek Paradigm invaded London using a piece of the Eternity Clock. The fleet was lead by a Dalek Flagship owned by the Dalek Emperor. (GAME: The Eternity Clock)

Resurrected Dalek Empire fleets[[edit]]

The Dalek War Fleet. (TV: The Vanquishers)

With the reinvention of the Dalek Empire into the Resurrected Dalek Empire, the saucer Nacrana Va Hateen, carrying the Parliament of the Daleks, was designated the new Dalek capital. (PROSE: Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe) The Prime Minister of the Daleks ordered the abduction of the Eleventh Doctor and his companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams, summoning them to the Parliament and forcing them on a mission to lower the indestructible force field of the Dalek Asylum. Once this had been achieved by Oswin Oswald (a human-turned-Dalek), the Dalek fleet bombarded and successfully destroyed the entire planet. But just beforehand, Oswin erased all information about the Doctor from the pathweb (memory) of the New Dalek Paradigm. The members of the Parliament were therefore unable to recognise him when the Doctor teleported onto the Parliament's ship, and they repeatedly asked the Question: "Doctor Who?". (TV: Asylum of the Daleks)

Along with the rest of the universe, the resurrected Dalek Empire sent a fleet to Trenzalore in response to a repeating transmission in what would become known as the Siege of Trenzalore. Upon discovering that the signal was of Time Lord origin, the orbiting fleet called for reinforcements to attack the Papal Mainframe.

When turning Tasha Lem into a Dalek puppet allowed them to regain their memories of the Doctor, the Daleks committed the entirety of their might to preventing the return of the Time Lords, the fleet bombing the planet until its protective shield failed. By this time, the Daleks were the only aggressor remaining, with their fleet being reduced to the flagship of the Parliament. This last saucer was destroyed by the Doctor with his regeneration energy along with all the Daleks on the planet. It was later theorised that the fall of this fleet had been the final destruction of the Dalek race, but human historians concluded the Daleks survived. (TV: The Time of the Doctor, PROSE: Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe)

When the Flux ravaged the universe, a fleet called the Dalek War Fleet, (TV: Eve of the Daleks) was at war with the Cyber-Fleet and the Sontaran Empire for control of sectors of space. (TV: Once, Upon Time) The War Fleet, along with the Cyber-Fleet, was tricked by the Sontarans into placing itself in the path of the final Flux event, its destruction slowing the progress of the anomaly. Taking advantage of the situation, the Thirteenth Doctor made sure that the Lupari fleet's shield would give way, thus also destroying the Sontarans as well as the Daleks and Cybermen. (TV: The Vanquishers)

Unknown occasions[[edit]]

Half of the Dalek Eighth Fleet consisted of three killcruisers and twenty destroyers, which were destroyed when the planet Terakis was destroyed by a Thal bomb as a trap. (PROSE: War of the Daleks)

The Dalek Seventh Fleet was fuelled by the energised core of Galacton. (PROSE: Mission to Galacton)

A fleet of twenty-five Dalek ships attempted to raid a human fleet for parrinium in the 41st century. (AUDIO: The Dalek Protocol)

A Dalek reconnaissance scout, suggested by the Thirteenth Doctor to be the first to leave Skaro, landed on Earth in the 9th century and resurfaced in 2019, where it attempted to use human communications technology to summon the Dalek invasion fleet for an invasion of Earth. The Doctor prevented it from doing so. (TV: Resolution)

A Dalek fleet, one operating either during the Dalek Wars, (PROSE: Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe, The Secret Lives of Monsters) the Great War, (PROSE: The Whoniverse) or from a time succeeding the Siege of Trenzalore, (PROSE: Dalek Combat Training Manual) fought against the Combined Galactic Resistance. A saucer chased a Resistance ship piloted by Journey Blue and her brother, attempting to destroy it and kill the two. The Twelfth Doctor succeeded in rescuing Journey, but her brother died. After "Rusty" turned evil again, he sent out a distress signal from the Aristotle, and the saucer docked with the ship, dispatching boarding Daleks to slaughter the crew. At first they were successful, but the efforts of the Doctor and Clara Oswald turned "Rusty" against his own kind once more, and he slaughtered the other Daleks on board. "Rusty" then ordered the saucer to retreat, telling the crew that the humans had activated the Aristotle's self-destruct. Fearing destruction and believing their mission accomplished, the saucer retreated with "Rusty" joining the resistance to continue his campaign against his species. (TV: Into the Dalek) By one account, Rusty later destroyed the Dalek command ship that had rescued him. (PROSE: Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe)

During the Dalek invasion of Omnia, a Dalek Supreme was delivered to the planet via a Dalek fleet. When the Sixth Doctor convinced the Dalek collaborator Carmen Rega to turn on her masters, she overloaded the fleet's vitanium supplies, destroying the flagship and unleashing a lethal amount of vitanium radiation that destroyed the escort ships. (AUDIO: Emissary of the Daleks)

Alternate timelines[[edit]]

In a timeline caused by a collision of two versions of the Doctor's TARDIS, the First Doctor never made it to Kembel, allowing the Daleks to complete the Time Destructor. With their weapon, the Dalek fleet travelled the universe, unleashing it on whatever world resisted. When the Dalek fleet arrived at Urbinia, they blockaded it to prevent the escape ships from launching. (AUDIO: Daughter of the Gods)

In a timeline visited by Same and Different, the Bad Wolf merged with the Dalek fleet during the Battle of the Game Station, populating the universe with metallic copies of Rose Tyler. (PROSE: The Paradox Moon)

Behind the scenes[[edit]]

Information from invalid sources[[edit]]

The Dalek Fleet on Minecraftia. (WC: Doctor Who Minecraft)

The Dalek Fleet was present on Minecraftia, surrounding a recreation of Gallifrey. It could be seen from the planet's rollercoaster. (WC: Doctor Who Minecraft)

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