Edward Waterfield

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Professor Edward Waterfield was a human scientist and the father of Victoria Waterfield.


The child of Edward and his wife Edith Waterfield, Victoria Maud Waterfield, was born in 1852.

In 1957, Edward and his wife took Victoria to Oxford to be photographed by Lewis Carroll.

On 23 November 1863, Edward's wife Edith Waterfield died (PROSE: Downtime) of pneumonia at the age of 37. In the months which followed, many of Edward's friends in science came to his aid and support during this difficult time.

By 1864, Edward was a professor. on 3 September of that year, Edward and Victoria visited the house of Sir Charles Westbrooke in Canterbury. There, Edward and Charles discussed Charles' interest on reviving the dead. (PROSE: The Age of Ambition)

Waterfield and Theodore Maxtible experimented with time travel, bringing them into contact with the Daleks in 1866. The Daleks ensured his cooperation by holding Victoria captive in the south wing of Maxtible's house. Waterfield was subsequently transported a hundred years into his personal future. He set himself up as an antiques dealer specialising in Victoriana, selling items from his own time. Once there, he followed the Daleks' instructions and had the TARDIS stolen from Gatwick Airport, luring the Second Doctor and Jamie McCrimmon into the Dalek time machine. They were then transported to Maxtible's house in 1866.

Waterfield became distressed at the deaths of Kennedy and Toby, causing Maxtible to attempt to shoot Waterfield.

When the Daleks began to leave for Skaro, he and Maxtible quarrelled, and Waterfield was temporarily knocked unconscious. He, the Doctor and Jamie later travelled to Skaro, escaping the house just before a Dalek bomb destroyed it.

The Doctor managed to cause a civil war to break out between the Daleks. While he was talking to the Doctor, a Emperor's Personal Guard Dalek fired at the Doctor, but Waterfield jumped in front of the Doctor, taking the full blast. Before dying, he asked the Doctor to take care of Victoria. (TV: The Evil of the Daleks)


The Daleks later created a robot duplicate of Edward and transported it through time to London in the 1960s in an attempt on the Doctor and Victoria's life, but the Doctor defeated it. (PROSE: Father Figure)

Victoria eventually forgave the Daleks for killing her father. (AUDIO: The Emperor of Eternity)

The Doctor later described Waterfield as "misguided" to his companion Zoe Heriot. (PROSE: The Wheel of Ice)

His sister Margaret Waterfield was murdered by thugs in the employ of Jared Khan in London in 1909. (PROSE: Birthright)

The Dalek Survival Guide recognised Waterfield for his 1866 monograph, On Daleks, which observed that Dalek machines were powered by static electricity and operated by the Dalek inside by psychokinesis. (PROSE: Dalek Survival Guide)


In his forties, Waterfield was a thin and tired-looking man with an eagle-like nose upon which he wore small half-glasses. (PROSE: The Evil of the Daleks)