List of Doctor Who villains

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This is a list of villains from the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. For other, related lists, see below.

Villain Appearance(s) Notes
Helen A The Happiness Patrol
Abzorbaloff / Victor Kennedy "Love & Monsters"
Lady Adrasta The Creature from the Pit
Akhaten "The Rings of Akhaten"
Alaya "The Hungry Earth"/"Cold Blood" A Silurian.
Animus The Web Planet

"The Power of the Doctor"

Ashildr / Me "Face the Raven" Credited in the episode as "Ashildr", though canonically named "Me". Me is primarily allied with the Doctor in her other appearances, although acts as a soft antagonist in "Face the Raven", assisting a plan by the Time Lords. Remorseful, she returns to an ally by the end of the episode.
Axos The Claws of Axos
Azal The Dæmons
Azaxyr The Monster of Peladon
Lord Azlok Dreamland Leader of Viperox.
Azure Flux
Daniel Barton "Spyfall"
The Beast "The Impossible Planet"/"The Satan Pit"
Beep the Meep
Bennett The Rescue
Black Guardian
Margaret Blaine / Blon Fel-Fotch Pasameer-Day Slitheen One of the Slitheen.
Borad Timelash
Rosanna Calvierri "The Vampires of Venice" Assumed name of a Sister of the Water.
Taren Capel The Robots of Death See also: Kaldor City
Matron Casp "New Earth"
Max Capricorn "Voyage of the Damned"
Lady Cassandra
Mavic Chen The Daleks' Master Plan
Suki Cheng "Praxeus"
Chief Caretaker Paradise Towers
Mr Clever / The Cyberiad "Nightmare in Silver" Split personality of the Doctor after being partially 'upgraded' by Cybermen.
The Collector The Sun Makers
General Cobb "The Doctor's Daughter"
George Cranleigh Black Orchid
The Creature The God Complex An unnamed, Minotaur-like alien, credited in the episode as 'The Creature'.
The Crooked Man "Hide"
Davros See Davros § List of appearances Creator of the Daleks.
The Dream Lord "Amy's Choice" Apparition created by psychic pollen.
Charlie Duffy "Kerblam!"
Eldrad The Hand of Fear
Fendahl Image of the Fendahl
Fenric The Curse of Fenric
Figure "Listen" An unseen, unnamed creature, credited in the episode as 'Figure'. The episode is ambiguous as to whether the Figure actually exists.
Mr Finch "School Reunion" Assumed identity of a Krillitane.
Florence Finnegan "Smith and Jones" Assumed identity of a Plasmavore
The Fisher King "Under the Lake"/"Before the Flood"
The Foretold "Mummy on the Orient Express"
Ms. Foster / Matron Cofelia "Partners in Crime" Matron of the Adipose.
Gat "Fugitive of the Judoon"
Winifred Gillyflower "The Crimson Horror"
The Gods of Ragnarok The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
Reverend Golightly "The Unicorn and the Wasp" Assumed identity of a Vespiform.
Grand Serpent
The Gravis Frontios
Grayle "The Angels Take Manhattan" Collector of Weeping Angels
The Great Intelligence See Great Intelligence § List of appearances
Count Grendal of Gracht The Androids of Tara
The Gunslinger "A Town Called Mercy"
The Half-Face Man "Deep Breath"
Mr Halpen "Planet of the Ood"
Yvonne Hartman "Army of Ghosts"/"Doomsday" Director of the Torchwood Institute.
Hawthorne "The Beast Below" Creator and leader of the Smilers and Winders.
Heather "The Pilot" Sentient oil taking the form of a student, proven benign. Reappeared as an ally in "The Doctor Falls".
House "The Doctor's Wife" A sentient asteroid.
King Hydroflax "The Husbands of River Song"
Iraxxa "Empress of Mars" An Ice Warrior Empress.
The Jagrafess "The Long Game"
Sharaz Jek The Caves of Androzani
Kal An Unearthly Child
Madame Karabraxos "Time Heist"
Lord Kiv Mindwarp
Madame Kovarian Allied with the Headless Monks in A Good Man Goes to War.
Krasko "Rosa"
Kroagnon Paradise Towers
The Landlord "Knock Knock"
Professor Lazarus "The Lazarus Experiment"
Leandro "The Woman Who Lived"
John Lumic "Rise of the Cybermen"/"The Age of Steel"
Malus The Awakening
Mara See Mara (Doctor Who) § List of appearances
The Master / Missy See The Master (Doctor Who) § List of appearances
Mawdryn Mawdryn Undead
Meglos Meglos
Monarch Four to Doomsday
The Monk The Time Meddler
The Daleks' Master Plan
The Monk has made several appearances in audio stories produced by Big Finish with the role being played at various times by Graeme Garden, Rufus Hound and Gemma Whelan. Other actors have taken on the role when the Monk is in disguise. The order of the Monk's incarnations is left intentionally unclear during their appearances, with the character suggesting that meddling with time has rewritten their existence so often that even they don't know which order they exist in.
Morbius The Brain of Morbius
Morgaine Battlefield
Morgus The Caves of Androzani
The Nestene Consciousness "Rose" Creator of the Autons.
Odin "The Girl Who Died" Leader of the Mire, posing as the Norse god Odin.
Omega See Omega (Doctor Who) § List of appearances
Pangol The Leisure Hive
Prisoner Zero "The Eleventh Hour"
The Racnoss Empress "The Runaway Bride" Empress of the Racnoss.
Rakaya "Can You Hear Me?"
The Rani See The Rani (Doctor Who) § List of appearances
Rassilon See Rassilon § List of appearances
Gagan Rassmussen "Sleep No More" Assumed identity of a Sandman.
Restac "Cold Blood" A Silurian. Restac doesn't appear in "The Hungry Earth", the first episode of the two-part story, whose antagonist was Restac's sister Alaya.
Jack Robertson
Sabbath See Sabbath (Doctor Who) § List of appearances
Scaroth / Count Scarlioni City of Death Last of the Jagaroth.
The Sheriff of Nottingham "Robot of Sherwood"
Sil See Sil (Doctor Who) § List of appearances
The Siren "The Curse of the Black Spot" Ultimately proven benign, being a virtual doctor for a spaceship.
Skagra Shada
Grand Marshal Skaldak "Cold War" An Ice Warrior.
Jocrassa Fel-Fotch Pasameer-Day Slitheen "Aliens of London"/"World War Three" One of the Slitheen.
The Shadow The Armageddon Factor
Queen Skithra "Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror"
Soldeed The Horns of Nimon
Solomon "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship"
General Staal "The Sontaran Stratagem"/"The Poison Sky" Sontaran general.
General Stark Dreamland Switches allegiance and sides with the Doctor from the end of episode 4.
Styggron The Android Invasion
Lord Sutcliffe "Thin Ice"
Swarm Flux
Mr Sweet "The Crimson Horror"
Tecteun / Awsok
Timewyrm See Timewyrm § List of appearances Recurring villain from the Virgin New Adventures spin-off novels .
The Toymaker The Celestial Toymaker
"The Giggle"
The Trickster
Professor Tryst Nightmare of Eden
Tzim-Sha / Tim Shaw
Valeyard See Valeyard § List of appearances
Tobias Vaughn The Invasion
Veil "Heaven Sent" An unnamed creation of the Doctor's confession dial, designed to evoke confessions from the Doctor. Credited in the episode as "Veil".
The War Chief The War Games
The War Lord The War Games
Weng-Chiang / Magnus Greel
The Wire "The Idiot's Lantern"
WOTAN The War Machines
Queen Xanxia The Pirate Planet
Professor Zaroff The Underwater Menace
Zellin "Can You Hear Me?"

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