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Shadow of Humanity (comic story)

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Shadow of Humanity
Protect Beauty
Main character(s): One in a Million Dalek
Main setting: Skaro
Key crew
Publisher: City Magazines
Editor: Alan Fennell
Writer: David Whitaker
Artist: Ron Turner
Release details
Printed in: TV Century 21 86-89
Release date: 10 September - 1 October 1966
Reprinted in: DWCC 17
Format: Comic - 4 parts - 4 pages
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Shadow of Humanity was a TV Century 21 comic story that featured the Daleks.

Summary Edit

When the Emperor commands the building of a new road to the Lake of Mutations, one of the Daleks questions his orders. The Emperor has the squad of Daleks taken for testing. He realises that the questioning of an order could lead to the destruction of the Dalek race.

Plot Edit

Whilst clearing flowers from near the Lake of Mutations a Dalek discovers its humanity. The Dalek Emperor worries where this might lead.

It leads to Daleks proclaiming, "Protect Beauty...Flowers are Beautiful".

The Emperor finds a Dalek proclaiming this and claiming to be the new Dalek Emperor. Daleks begin stating that "Beauty is Strength", the Dalek Emperor then orders the Dalek's destruction.

Characters Edit

References Edit

Culture Edit

  • The Dalek Emperor knows that humanoids keep flowers.

Skaro locations Edit

Notes Edit

  • The One in a Million Dalek's qualities are presumably rare ancestral traits reasserting themselves but his "diseased brain" is blamed on an accident in manufacture.
  • Both "human" and humanoid are used to describe the One in a Million Dalek's qualities.

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