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Arnold (The Web of Fear)

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Staff Sergeant Arnold
Species: Human
Affiliated with: Royal Engineers Corp, 21 Regiment
Place of origin: Earth
First seen in: The Web of Fear
Other appearances: PROSE: The Forgotten Son
Main actor: Jack Woolgar

Staff Sergeant George Albert Arnold was a senior NCO in the Royal Engineers Corp, 21 Regiment. (TV: The Web of Fear) He grew up poor in London and as a child he was sometimes forced to steal food due to lack of money. (PROSE: The Forgotten Son)

He took part in the fight against the Great Intelligence and its robot Yeti in the London Underground. To the other soldiers, he was seen as a brave and stalwart NCO and he kept Craftsman Weams on track. Unfortunately, he was the unwitting puppet of the Intelligence. (TV: The Web of Fear) Arnold had been shot in the back and the Intelligence had reanimated his corpse, using him to sabotage operations. In a brief moment of mental freedom, he warned Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart that it was "as if [the fungus] knew what we were up to" but the Intelligence tightened its grip soon after. (PROSE: The Forgotten Son) (TV: The Web of Fear) and responsible for the death of several soldiers. He was killed when the Intelligence was defeated, his body badly burned and charred. (TV: The Web of Fear)

Like many other dead soldiers (including Colonel Pemberton), he was, for a time, interred at the mortuary of St Mark's hospital in Kenton during the clear up following the London Event. His corpse was resurrected by the Great Intelligence and walked out of the morgue, making its way to Bledoe, Cornwall, causing people to zone out and walk in circles as he passed. Arnold possessed some of his memories and tended to think of himself by his middle name of Albert. While he believed he was free and off to fight the Intelligence, he was actually bringing a fragment of it to the rest so it can regain full strength. In the end, Lethbridge-Stewart shot him through the head to defeat the Intelligence. (PROSE: The Forgotten Son)

Behind the scenes Edit

Staff Sergeant Arnold's full name is revealed in the novelisation of the video Downtime.

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