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The Daleks were a warrior race made up of genetically engineered mutants belonging to fundamental DNA type 467-989 who were originally from the planet Skaro. The mutants were usually encased inside armor consisting of polycarbide and the metal Dalekanium.
On many occasions, the Daleks openly acknowledged a single Time Lord, the Doctor, as their greatest enemy. The Doctor described them likewise, and, in their tenth incarnation, stated that a Dalek was “not just metal, it [was] alive,” that “inside that shell, there [was] a creature born to hate, whose only thought [was] to destroy everything and everyone that [wasn’t] a Dalek, too.” The Tenth Doctor also noted that from birth, the Daleks were encased in a cold metal shell unable to feel anything, claiming that was why they “scream[ed].” The War Doctor also said that Daleks were “not robots”, but “savage, incredibly intelligent, living, breathing creatures housed inside a war tank”.
The Daleks fought the Time Lords in the Last Great Time War, ending in the near-total destruction of the Dalek race until they rebuilt their empire by using a progenitor. Intensely xenophobic and bent on universal domination, the Daleks were hated and feared throughout time and space. Their goal was to eradicate all non-Dalek life, as programmed by their creator.
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