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Bannermen

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Bannermen
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Leader: Gavrok
Appearance: Delta and the Bannermen

The Bannermen were a criminal group led by Gavrok. They waged a genocidal war against the Chimerons leading them into confrontation with the Doctor.

Technology Edit

Weapons Edit

The Bannermen's primary weapons were guns. They used high-impulse beams to detonate devices such as radio transmitters. They used booby traps to kill their foes.

Vehicles and devices Edit

The Bannermen Warfleet was composed of large, three-engined cruisers. Their craft had scanners that could search for high technology. They had sonic cones to booby trap objects. (TV: Delta and the Bannermen)

History Edit

Bannerman craft 2

A Bannerman cruiser. (TV: Delta and the Bannermen)

After polluting their own world, the Bannermen attacked Chumeria in an attempt to kill all Chimerons and take their world. They killed all the Chimerons except for Delta, the Chimeron Queen, who escaped. They followed her to toll port G715. Delta escaped from them by boarding a Nostalgia Tours bus.

An informer alerted Gavrok that Delta was in Shangri-La camp in Wales, Earth, 1959. Gavrok killed the informer with a high-impulse beam to avoid paying him. They scanned the area to high technology and located the camp; they slaughtered an entire Navarino tour craft in the belief Delta would be on board and when that failed, they held Melanie Bush and Burton as "bait" for the Doctor and Delta.

The Doctor and Bannermen leader Gavrok faced off when the Doctor came under a flag of truce - which the Bannermen ignored. Gavrok was unconcerned at the threat of facing trial and justice, believing the Doctor could not defeat him. The Doctor was then allowed to leave with his friends, in order to lead the Bannermen to Delta's hideout. To prevent any escape, a sonic cone device was placed around the TARDIS.

However, the Doctor found and removed their tracking device and rigged the former hideout: honey fell on them and caused Goronwy's bees to attack them. The Bannermen reorganised and moved to attack the camp. However the amplified singing of the Chimeron princess sent them into disarray and Gavrok fell within the perimeter of the sonic cone and was atomised.

The remaining Bannermen were taken prisoner. Delta and Billy placed them on their craft when they set out for space. (TV: Delta and the Bannermen)

Other realities Edit

In a parallel universe in which Britain was a fascist state known as the Republic of Great Britain, two of the Bannermen spacecraft were captured by the Republican Security Forces and mined for technology by the British government, allowing them to enhance two experimental space shuttles with gravity-control and a much faster drive. (PROSE: The Face of the Enemy)

Behind the scenes Edit

In the novelisation, Gavrok earned his name "Gavrok the Merciless" in "a few short aeons."

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