Sunday, 15 April 2018

D is for... Diagoras

When the Cult of Skaro used an emergency temporal shift to escape to New York City in the early part of the 20th Century, they made a psychic connection with Mr Diagoras. They admired his ruthlessness and ambition, and the fact that he had been a warrior - having fought in the Great War. He had started out as a building foreman, but had ambitions to one day take over the city. Diagoras was tasked with completing the construction of the Empire State Building, so that it would be ready to act as a lightning conductor for a gamma ray burst which was due to strike the planet. This would provide the energy required to create an army of human-Dalek hybrid soldiers. Diagoras had a ready supply of workers from amongst the dispossessed inhabitants of the Hooverville shanty town. Some were turned into pig-slaves, and others were used to create the new army. The Cult's leader, Dalek Sec, had a further experiment in mind - a means of allowing the Daleks to leave their protective shells. It selected Diagoras to become part of this experiment, as it merged with him to become the first of a new race of human-Dalek hybrids. Some of his humanity lingered in the new hybrid, which caused the other members of the Cult to turn on him. The Diagoras-Sec hybrid sacrificed itself to save the Doctor.

Played by: Eric Loren. Appearances: Daleks in Manhattan / Evolution of the Daleks (2007).

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