A Dalek Emperor ruled the Dalek Empire on Skaro. This Emperor remained in an enormous, immobile, conical shell plugged into a corner of the control room in the Dalek City on Skaro. It was connected to the wall by tubes, and spoke in an echoing voice.
Becoming the Emperor Edit
Genetic Variant Two-One-Zero was a genetically-modified Dalek sent to pass an ordeal. On the planet Shade, he had to collaborate with Steven Taylor to survive Chaons who infested the planet and to get to a transmat station to escape. Several times Steven saved Two-One-Zero from death, once taking it out of the casing and carrying in his hands wrapped in a tarpaulin. During the whole ordeal, Two-One-Zero exhibited qualities unusual for Daleks: he tried to save human prisoners' lives and exterminated another Dalek to save Steven's life. He promised to give Steven a transmat code to return back to the First Doctor and Vicki on the planet Entropica, but betrayed Steven in the very end, giving him transmat coordinates that would lead him to certain death.
Upon returning to Skaro, Two-One-Zero demonstrated that it was indeed a superior Dalek as he was the only genetic variant to return from the ordeal. He was transferred to a new casing and declared himself the Emperor of Daleks. His experience with Steven prompted him to search for the Human factor as a way to achieve total Dalek domination. (AUDIO: Across the Darkened City)
Search for the Human Factor Edit
After accepting that the Daleks were losing the Great War after centuries of denial, the Emperor tried to win the conflict by blackmailing the Second Doctor. He ordered the Daleks to capture the Doctor so that they could force him to conduct research into the Human Factor. This would unlock the secrets of the Dalek Factor which was to be spread throughout all areas of human history, giving all humans the mentality of a Dalek and preventing the Great War from ever happening. When the Doctor escaped, the Emperor was caught in the chaos of a civil war between humanised Daleks and un-altered Daleks and nearly destroyed. However, a light was seen blinking inside his casing at the end, indicating some kind of activity. (TV: The Evil of the Daleks, PROSE: The Evil of the Daleks)
The Emperor survived and his forces began rebuilding, (COMIC: Bringer of Darkness) resulting in the emergence of a new command structure involving grey Dalek drones and Gold Supreme Daleks. (TV: Day of the Daleks)
Behind the scenes Edit
- This Emperor is the first Dalek Emperor in the television series proper.
- In the novelisation of The Evil of the Daleks, the Dalek Prime becomes this Emperor. Although this seems to be contradicted by Across the Darkened City, there are similarities in circumstances. Both the Dalek Prime and Two-One-Zero are genetically-advanced Daleks who declared themselves Emperor.