|Main aliases:||Supreme One|
|First seen in:||The Stolen Earth|
|Appearances:||TV: The Stolen Earth / Journey's End|
TV: The End of Time
|Main voice actor:||Nicholas Briggs|
The Supreme Dalek had red casing with golden globes and extra plating. He had a slightly deeper voice than the other Daleks that resembled that of the Dalek Emperor that orchestrated the Battle of the Game Station. He ranked above Davros, having taken control of the New Dalek Empire presumably soon after his own creation. As well as extra armour, The Supreme One had a third indicator light which - as with its other lights - was mounted on a small plate.
The Supreme Dalek had a clear disliking for the insane Dalek Caan, calling him "the Abomination". Nevertheless, he relied on Caan's prophecies to guide his actions. (TV: The Stolen Earth/Journey's End)
The first of the Children of Davros, the Supreme One commanded the invasion of Earth during the War in the Medusa Cascade and reported the victory to Davros, though he was only interested if the Doctor had arrived. The Supreme Dalek stated that there was no sign of Time Lord activity, and that they were beyond the Doctor's reach; this statement intrigued Davros, as it sounded as if the Supreme was gloating over his victory - an impossibility in the Kaled scientist's eyes, as he had intended for the Daleks to be "above" such emotions. (TV: The Stolen Earth)
Once his forces detected the Doctor's TARDIS, the Supreme Dalek ordered it to be encased in a time prison, which allowed it to be captured and depowered. The craft was transported to the Crucible, where the Supreme One demanded that the Doctor and his companions emerge from their craft. When the door to the TARDIS closed, trapping Donna Noble. Horrified, the Doctor demanded that the Supreme release her; however, the Supreme Dalek stated it was not his doing, and that it was likely "Time Lord treachery."
It commanded its forces to dump the TARDIS into the core of the Crucible in order to destroy it. As it disintegrated, the Supreme Dalek asked the Doctor if he felt anger and pain, and stated that emotions make one weaker. Captain Jack Harkness then attacked the Supreme Dalek out of anger with a pistol, which did not harm the Dalek leader. The Supreme Dalek retaliated by killing Jack, (unaware that he was immortal and would soon return to life) and then ordered the Doctor and Rose to be taken to the Vault.
The Doctor discovered when meeting Davros that the creator of the Daleks was not the master of the New Dalek Empire but it was in fact the Supreme Dalek who was in charge. After being created, the Daleks turned on their creator (yet again), who made an arrangement with them; he would ensure their domination of the universe if they allowed him to live. This was to be done through the use of the reality bomb which would be powered by the 27 planetary engine configuration of the captured worlds in the Medusa Cascade in conjunction with the Crucible's energy source. This would bring about the destruction of all existence except for the Daleks, leaving them to be the masters of the universe. To ensure Davros's cooperation, the Supreme Dalek locked Davros - along with Dalek Caan - in the Vault of the Crucible.
Like previous and subsequent Supremes, the Supreme Dalek in charge of the New Dalek Empire was very overzealous and demanding, expecting his subordinates to obey him without question. Davros suggested he could detect a hint of pride in the Supreme Dalek's voice. (TV: The Stolen Earth/Journey's End)
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Behind the scenes Edit
- In a section on the design of the Supreme Dalek, Doctor Who: The Ultimate Monster Guide suggested that the enlarged gold struts allowed it to plug into flagship systems.
- The original cancelled design for the Supreme Dalek was similar to the Glass Dalek. It was to be translucent and Transparent, showing internal functions and machines as well as the mutant within.