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Shadow Proclamation

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Shadow Proclamation
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Also called: Space Police
Affiliation: Judoon, Ogrons
Leader: Shadow Architect
Notable members: Shadow Architect, Albino servant, Judoon, Ogrons
First mentioned in: Rose
First seen in: The Stolen Earth
Appearances: PROSE: The Pictures of Emptiness, COMIC: Silver Scream, Fugitive, The Great Rain Robbery

The Shadow Proclamation was a galactic government concerned with upholding Galactic Law, as well as a set of rules governing it. In his ninth, tenth and eleventh incarnations, the Doctor called miscreants to account for themselves according to its dictates. However, he would often transfer criminals whom he had encountered on his travels over to them. (COMIC: The Great Rain Robbery[additional sources needed])

Location Edit

The Shadow Proclamation was situated on three asteroids, linked together by bridges, from which they planned their moves. (TV: The Stolen Earth)

Known regulations Edit

The Shadow Proclamation had several conventions and treaties:

  • Convention 15 dealt with the cessation of hostile actions in order to parley. (TV: Rose, PROSE: Peacemaker)
  • Article 29.8 banned the use and creation of Gelem warriors. (PROSE: Ghosts of India)
  • Article 57 prohibited the destruction of a Level 5 planet if no law was broken. (TV: The Eleventh Hour, COMIC: Finders Keepers)
  • Clause 374 of the Shadow Proclamation stated that "theft of an artefact of great cultural value legitimises the use of lethal force to ensure the artefact’s recovery". (PROSE: The Colour of Darkness)
  • According to Shadow Proclamation, "Any legitimate trial form may be used in a Shadow Proclamation hearing". When the requested form of trial was impossible, form reverted to Shadow Proclamation standard. A maximum of two legal requests were allowed. Examples included;
    • Trial by a jury of peers was a legal standard of 298 member planets and 39761 affiliated worlds.
    • Innocent until proven guilty was a legal standard of 87 member planets and 12932 affiliated worlds. (PROSE: The Pictures of Emptiness)
  • Although the name of the law was not actually stated, it was illegal to seed a Level 5 planet. (TV: Partners in Crime)

Activities Edit

The Shadow Proclamation was known to employ the Judoon as their police force. (TV: The Stolen Earth) Ogrons were used before the Judoon, but had to be replaced after their races' dealings with the Daleks. (COMIC: Fugitive)

The Shadow Proclamation used green interdimensional crystals, for both capture and transport. (COMIC: Assimilation²)

History Edit

Earlier history Edit

When Bubastion was tricked into murdering an innocent man in ancient Egypt, he was sealed in the body of a cat for failing to protect humanity, as per the Shadow Proclamation. The Tenth Doctor suggested reciting certain parts of the Proclamation would give him power over Bubastion. (COMIC: Agent Provocateur)

On discovering that aliens were at work in 1st century Pompeii, the Tenth Doctor demanded that the alien identify its place of origin and species designation "as set down by the Shadow Proclamation". (TV: The Fires of Pompeii)

In 1984, the Shadow Proclamation approved the Kin's right to own the Earth after they purchased every property on its surface. (PROSE: Nothing O'Clock)

21st century Edit

In 2000, after the Mondegreens were turned to stone by their own phonic blast, the Tenth Doctor contacted the Shadow Proclamation to pick them up. (COMIC: We Will Rock You)

The Ninth Doctor invoked Convention 15 when he spoke with the Nestene Consciousness in London. (TV: Rose)

Rose Tyler made mention of Article 15 of the Shadow Proclamation while attempting to threaten the Sycorax Leader. (TV: The Christmas Invasion)

According to the Tenth Doctor, the breeding of Adipose children on Earth was a violation of the Proclamation since the "seeding" of Level 5 planets was prohibited. Miss Foster, the being in charge of the breeding program, was concerned that the Doctor had alerted the Shadow Proclamation to her activities. (TV: Partners in Crime) The Adipose First Family (who were behind the breeding program) were later arrested and their children were taken into custody. (WC: Captain Jack's Monster Files)

The Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble visited the Shadow Proclamation to alert them to the Earth's disappearance. The Proclamation was already aware of its disappearance along with 24 of the 26 other worlds. The Shadow Architect, according to the Strictures of the Shadow Proclamation, had to seize the Doctor's transport and technology because she wanted him to lead a battle across the universe. The Shadow Architect commanded the Doctor "by the Holy Writ of the Shadow Proclamation" to stop from leaving the planet. (TV: The Stolen Earth).

The Tenth Doctor brought the Cran Movement, a race who had tried to steal Earth's clouds, to be imprisoned by the Shadow Proclamation. (COMIC: The Great Rain Robbery)

When Sarah Jane Smith was transported to the Krulius' home planet, she left a signal behind her with the sonic lipstick. Mr Smith was able to contact the Shadow Proclamation with their co-ordinates, and a team of Judoon were dispatched to apprehend the Krulius (WC: Monster Hunt)

In 2012, the Tenth Doctor told a being inhabiting Chloe Webber that "(he) request(ed) parlay in accordance with the Shadow Proclamation." He asked the being to identify itself. (TV: Fear Her)

The Eleventh Doctor invoked the Article 57 of the Shadow Proclamation when he communicated with the Atraxi and ordered them to return to Earth after they decided the destruction of planet Earth in order to kill Prisoner Zero. (TV: The Eleventh Hour).

Undated events Edit

  • Following an incident in which the Tenth Doctor interfered with "a fixed point in time", specifically events surrounding a film studio in Los Angeles after he saved the life of someone who had been fated to die (COMIC: Silver Scream), the Shadow Proclamation apprehended the Doctor and put him on trial. For reasons as yet unclear, an enemy of the Doctor's, Lucas Finch, served as the prosecutor. The Shadow Architect found the Doctor guilty and sentenced him to life imprisonment. After it was revealed that the trial was a set up, the Doctor was freed, and the actions of the Ogron Brarshak in protecting the Shadow Architect allowed the Ogrons to join the Shadow Proclamation as a police force. (COMIC: Fugitive)
  • The Shadow Proclamation shut down the Rigel 77 prison centre with troops because of its violent nature. (PROSE: The Undertaker's Gift)
  • The Chugra were trapped in the time vortex for crimes against temporal physics. (COMIC: Funny Phone Call!)
  • The Yeamorg Warriors were collected by the Shadow Proclamation for breach of Article 57. (COMIC: Finders Keepers)

Behind the scenes Edit

Footnotes Edit

  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b009x2bg

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