|Place of origin:||Skaro|
|Leader:||Black Supreme Dalek, Gold and crimson Supreme Dalek|
|First seen in:||Resurrection of the Daleks|
|Appearances:||TV: Revelation of the Daleks, TV: Remembrance of the Daleks, AUDIO: The Juggernauts, Blood of the Daleks, Patient Zero, PROSE: War of the Daleks, COMIC: Emperor of the Daleks!, TV: Asylum of the Daleks|
The Renegade Daleks were a faction of Daleks opposed to Davros and his faction of Imperial Daleks during the Imperial-Renegade Dalek Civil War. The Renegade Daleks remained loyal to the Black Supreme Dalek, based on the planet Skaro (TV: Revelation of the Daleks) which the Imperials would later take over. (COMIC: Emperor of the Daleks, TV: Remembrance of the Daleks)
Unlike the white and gold Imperials, the Renegades had grey and black livery. As well as fighting the Imperials for political reasons, the Renegades loathed the Imperials because, like the Imperials, they adhered to a xenophobic and racist ideology. Davros had altered his Daleks, physically fusing them into their shells and giving the mutants themselves bionics. The Renegades found this unacceptable and believed themselves superior which was proved when - despite being outnumbered - they defeated Imperial Daleks with ease during the battle at Foreman's yard, forcing the Imperials to call reinforcements in the form of the Special Weapons Dalek to swing the tide of the battle. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks)
While the Imperials utilised time corridor technology for travelling through time, the Renegades used a compact Time Controller device. The Renegade faction also utilised a mental link that slaved a young, imaginative mind to both the Dalek battle computer and the Black Dalek. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks)
The Special Weapons Dalek originally belonged to the Renegades, but later changed sides to the Imperials. (COMIC: Emperor of the Daleks) The Renegades later created their own version of the special weapons Dalek. (PROSE: War of the Daleks)
The so-called "Renegade" Daleks were formed between the events that transpired on Necros (TV: Revelation of the Daleks) and the events in Shoreditch (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks), but the war may have begun with the events of Davros' cryogenic revival. The Supreme Dalek ordered the destruction of Davros and the Daleks that serve him, and him with it, sparking a rivalry between Davros and the Daleks. (TV: Resurrection of the Daleks) The Renegades had declared war on the Imperial Daleks who were led by Davros, posing as a Dalek Emperor. Despite their greater battle experience, the Renegades appeared to be losing the war; they had been driven off Skaro, which the Imperials had completely occupied.
Learning that the Hand of Omega was hidden on 20th century Earth, the Renegades and Imperials travelled back through time to 1963, each seeking to claim the Hand for their own. Having discovered that the Imperials had established an Transmat device in the basement of Coal Hill School, Shoreditch, the Supreme Dalek captured and brainwashed a young girl, using her both as the main component of the Renegades' battle computer, and as an "inside agent" at the school. During this time, one of the Renegades came into conflict with a human military group, which in turn drew the attention of the Seventh Doctor, who helped them to destroy it. The Renegades had already made contact with some members of "The Association", and formed an alliance with them, due to their mutual ideas of fascism, and falsely promising to help them "cleanse" Britain of foreigners in return for their assistance.
Through the girl, the Renegade Daleks had managed to locate the Hand of Omega and bring it back to their base. The Imperial Daleks followed, and attacked the Renegades. During the battle, the Renegades' human allies, learning that they had been deceived, stole the Time Controller and fled, followed by the girl. The Supreme Dalek was the only member of the Renegades to survive the battle, but, upon learning from the Doctor that Skaro had been destroyed, initiated its self-destruct mechanism, at the same time releasing the girl from its control. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks)
- For a more detailed account of these events, see Shoreditch Incident.
The Renegades survived this battle and began calling themselves Imperials. They were based on Skaro, with their leader, the Dalek Prime, claiming that the planet the Doctor had destroyed was actually Antalin. A civil war broke out within the Dalek ranks, and the last renegades were apparently wiped out, although at least one may have survived. (PROSE: War of the Daleks)
At some point the Renegade Daleks under the leadership of a gold and crimson Dalek Supreme pretended to take the survivors of Red Rocket Rising to an other planet. But in reality they deflected the asteroid to destroy Martez's experiments. But failed. They planned to use their command ship to destroy the Mutant Dalek base to ensure that the blood of the Daleks remained pure, after that they would exterminate all humans of the planet. But an explosion cancelled the detonation and saved Eileen Klint's people thanks to the Eighth Doctor's companion Lucie Miller and Tom Cardwell. Despite that, The Renegades decided to destroy the mutants personally. Two Dalek groups confronted each other. The invading group ordered the mutants versions to stand aside and allow to access. but their demands were refused. More of the new generation already outnumbered the original group, but the Dalek Supreme was determined not to let the fake creatures win. Refusing to self destruct themselves, they believed to be superior. A full-scale Dalek battle was about to begin, with both Dalek groups determined to completely wipe out the other... but then they heard the sound of a large group of humans advancing on their position. The humans attacked both Dalek groups, the Skaro Daleks and Martez's Daleks. The Doctor and his allies defeated the Daleks and the ones hovering on the skies. The only survivors are the Dalek Supreme and one of Martez's Daleks. The last of Martez's creations dies by the Skaro Dalek and the Dalek Supreme, bleeding and damaged, dies before it could say the doctor must be exterminated. The Renegade Daleks gained a small victory over the mutant daleks. (AUDIO: Blood of the Daleks )
Some Renegade Daleks survived and were classed as insane and taken to the Dalek Asylum. The insane Daleks died when the asylum was destroyed by the Parliament of the Daleks. (TV: Asylum of the Daleks)
In one timeline, the original Daleks simply abandoned Skaro and Davros rather than try to kill him. These Daleks, which went on to carve out an interstellar empire, these were called Renegade Daleks by Davros. (AUDIO: Masters of War)