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The Dalek Troopers were a group of mercenaries hired by the Dalek Supreme.
Dalek numbers had been greatly reduced by the war with the Movellans. In response, the Daleks, led by the Supreme Dalek at that time, hired human or Humanoid mercenaries. The Dalek Troopers bolstered their ranks with mind-controlled duplicates such as Stien. (TV: Resurrection of the Daleks)
The Dalek troopers, at least those in command, retained noticeably more free will and autonomy than either the earlier Robomen (TV: The Dalek Invasion of Earth) or the subsequent Dalek puppets. (TV: Asylum of the Daleks)
One squadron of troopers were hired as auxiliaries to assist in the rescue of Davros, whom the humans had imprisoned in suspended animation. The squad's commanding officer, Lytton, often disagreed with the Supreme Dalek over the approach to the Daleks' overall strategy, but otherwise the squad did their duties to their masters.
The company took casualties from surviving members of the crew of Davros' prison, while others were subverted to Davros' cause. Eventually they were betrayed by the Supreme Dalek, and all but Lytton were killed in a battle on Earth circa 1984. (TV: Resurrection of the Daleks)
Dalek Troopers wore armour and helmets that had highlights similar to Dalek casings, but the armour was not resistant against Dalek weapons, nor even against human sidearms. Their uniforms were black and grey with either red or yellow markings. The troopers were armed with a rifle-type of blaster that fit completely over one hand. (TV: Resurrection of the Daleks)
Behind the scenes Edit
In the Children in Need special, Dimensions in Time, which is not considered a valid DWU source by this wiki, the Rani collected a Dalek Trooper as part of her ambitious scheme.