TARDIS Index File

Strategist Dalek

The Strategist Dalek was a blue, specialised Dalek of the New Dalek Paradigm. The first one was created by the Progenitor in 1941. It was created with the purpose of acting as a battle planner for Dalek troops.

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The original Strategist, along with the other original four Paradigm Daleks (the white Supreme, yellow Eternal, orange Scientist, and red Drone), were created when the three survivors of the fallen New Dalek Empire tricked the Eleventh Doctor into allowing them to activate the Progenitor device. The original Strategist's first act was to exterminate two of its predecessors (a painted "Ironside" and its unpainted comrade). It escaped through a Time corridor with the others when their plan to destroy Earth failed, and went on to help establish a massive third Dalek empire. (TV: Victory of the Daleks)

Victory of the daleks

The Eleventh Doctor faces the new paradigm of the Daleks. (TV: Victory of the Daleks)

Later, a number of Strategists would be seen in the Supreme Council Chamber on a restored Kaalann, alongside the new Dalek Emperor, who was also coloured blue. (GAME: City of the Daleks)

A Chief Strategist, one of a higher rank of Strategist Daleks, was in command of the platoon that attacked Station 7, with several other Strategists, Scientists and Drones under its leadership. (COMIC: The Only Good Dalek) When the Daleks reintroduced the bronze casing for standard Dalek foot soldiers, a Black Dalek took up a similar role. (COMIC: The Dalek Project)

Several Strategists were present in the Dalek Emperor's flagship when the Daleks invaded Earth with a piece of the Eternity Clock in 2106. River Song was chased by one of the Strategists in a devastated London as she traversed a ruined building. (GAME: The Eternity Clock)

When the Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams were transported to the spaceship of the Dalek Parliament, at least one Strategist was present amongst the Parliament members. (TV: Asylum of the Daleks)

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