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Joel Shaw
Species: Human
Appearances: PROSE: Terror Task Force and others in the 1976 Dalek annual, PROSE: Assassination Squad
Joel Shaw was a soldier attached to the United Planets Defence Complex, later made head of the Anti-Dalek Force.

Biography Edit

He was recalled from holidaying on Venus to begin a new training regime on Mars. He was one of 100 specially-chosen individuals who were part of a mission so secret even they didn't know what it was.

One day, he, Mark Seven and Reb Shavron were called from their course work to join the Supreme Commander in a briefing room. There, they finally received their mission orders. Shaw was promoted to the rank of Space Major, and told that he would head a new division called the Anti-Dalek Force. Shavron and Seven were asigned as his joint seconds-in-command. The Supreme Commander gave Shaw carte blanche to set up the ADF how he saw fit. They could use the 50-strong team — for half of the initial training class have already washed out — how they saw fit.

The next day, the trio headed to Skaro in their new deep-space vessel. Their plan: the first direct bombing of the Dalek capital city in a hundred years. Their ship was instantly crippled by overwhelming Dalek firepower on hitting Skaro orbit. It plummeted to the ground, crash landing on the surface of Skaro. Far from being a crushing defeat, however, things were going Shaw's way. He wanted to create the illusion of an easy defeat so that the Daleks would be caught off guard by the real plan: a land assault on foot. The Daleks helped with his plan by investigating the remains of the ADF ship and declaring that no survivors were found. The Dalek defence thus slackened just that little bit that allowed the trio to amble into the Dalek city.

The trio soon completely disabled the Daleks' so-called "sky-spy" — a kind of early warning system that allowed them to detect approaching enemy vessels. The Daleks captured the trio pretty swiftly after their successful sabotage, and began to torture Reb for the reasons why she perpetrated her attack. But the Daleks didn't have enough time to get any answers. Their city came under massive bombardment before Reb said a word. The explosions gave the trio a window of opportunity. They ran almost blindly, suddenly thinking they might have a chance of getting off the planet alive. Unfortunately, a couple of Daleks blocked their path. Mark Seven rushed with unusual strength towards one of them. He disabled it, but lost an arm in the process. Still, he got back up and made a run at the second one. This time, he was hit squarely by a blast from the Dalek gunstick. Momentum carried him forward, allowing his now-limp and lifeless body to upend the remaining Dalek.

Shaw threw the body of his dead colleague over his shoulder, and he and Reb were able to get on the evacuation ship and return to the safety of space. Shaw called the Daleks to gloat.

I just want you to know that you were raided by the best fighting force in the galaxy. It was just the beginning. You're going to be hearing a lot more of the ADF.Space Major Joel Shaw

Shaw and Reb then filed incident reports, taking the time to heap posthumous praise on their fallen second-in-command. Immediately after they finished, Mark Seven popped through the doorway, complaining that the on-board android expert didn't have all the spare parts necessary for his repair. Seven's surprised colleagues were astonished to learn that they've been serving alongside a "mark seven totally humanoid robot". (PROSE: Terror Task Force)

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