The Doctors attempt
to destroy Skaro in fact did not work. When he tricked Davros into using
the Hand of Omega
the renegade/co-opt agent Daleks sent a message to
Skaro that Davros had the Hand, and that he would destroy Skaro with it. The
real Dalek Emperor sent a group of Daleks back in time about one thousand
years to develop various ways of stopping Skaro from being destroyed in the
Super Nova of Skaro’s sun. They came up with two possible ideas, a planetary
force-field device, or a warp engine for the entire Planet to escape the
blast. The possession of the warp engine would be in the center of Skaro itself.
They got this idea by recapping the idea of piloting a planet. Once
they had finished their research the information was passed onto the Emperor
Dalek, where he ordered that both plans should be carried out to insure Skaro's
safety from Davros’ insanity.
When the Super Nova occurred the
shield resisted the immense power of the blast as the Daleks plotted their
planet to a new system, which they were going to claim as Skaro’s own. They
chose, mostly for revenge purposes in try to wipe out the Dalek race, the
Doctor’s home world. On the outskirts of Gallifrey’s solar system,
they would plot their revenge to steal the time travel plans, and any other
technology that they could find use for.
The Daleks put research into making
their race invincible, as over the past few millenniums they have been defeated
more often than before. This was not acceptable and the Emperor wanted
a new design for the Daleks, an upgrade if you will, to make them invincible.
It was simple, they tested various different designs against test subjects;
a.k.a. armed humanoids. The result ended up with something that would
be practically invincible. The final Dalek created was known as “Perfect
DI.” It proved to be very effective, and to withstand a lot of old problems.
It had the following upgrades:
The “DI” Dalek is More Compact – Its much more sleek in design and better
looking. In Spider Dalek form, the new Dalek can change into this form
at will its bottom armored parts will fold out to become spider legs. The
Dalek bump parts will fold inwards to protect spider leg joints this form
is capable of traveling over any terrain and can even hang upside down and
onto walls. Also they are useful when a Dalek is confronted in hand-to-hand
combat. The Dalek can rear up on its back legs and use the front two
to attack the enemy with.
New Weaponry: New weaponry with targeting capability making Daleks more
accurate killers and increased power to the weaponry shield generator.
Extra defensive purposes to make Daleks less likely to be destroyed and
can absorb almost any attack from enemies.
Stronger Armor: The material Daleks are made from will be twice
New Weapon and Shielding Upgrading Device: This device scans an
enemy for any advanced weaponry or shielding. If any are detected
that prove a threat, the shield and gun will upgrade to overcome this problem
and transfer this information to Dalek Central Control, where it will be
sent to all Units.
Upgraded Anti-Grav Orbs: This will enable Daleks to travel faster plus
hover up stairs.
Upgraded Eyestalks: Increased sight, new tactical data including scanning
devices and energy gages as well as an accurate targeting mode.
New Manipulator Arm: The new manipulator arm is more advanced and practical
then the old one. It is equipped with a claw to make tasks simpler.
It also has many modes it can change into, like for when in a Jungle into
a Flame-thrower mode.
The new Daleks are mass-produced
as all old Dalek Casing are melted down to create the new “Perfect DI” casings.
When the whole Dalek army on Skaro was amassed of these new Daleks, and mass
production of Daleks had began, the Emperor, in his new form, ordered that
the cities, ships and everything Dalek made, be upgraded to so that it matched
with the Daleks new form. In other words he wanted things more compact.
It took the Daleks over two hundred years to redesign everything, and by
this time the Dalek City on Skaro almost crossed the entire surface.
The army had grown to a great size that nothing could stand in comparison
to it. But now the Emperors eye was turned to Gallifrey, where the Daleks
would have their revenge!
A few months later, a Gallifreyian
ship spotted an unmarked planet, and reported it back to the authorities
on Gallifrey. They immediately sent ships out to investigate, only to
find to their horror that the Daleks still lived. The race they wanted
vanquished from the universe, as it was a threat to their own, were now ready
to attack, but before they could report back the Daleks destroyed them. This
triggered the Dalek invasion of Gallifrey.
Article © 2004 Jon O
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