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We want the children - Torchwood - BBC

The 456 (pronounced 'four-five-six') was an alien race that negotiated secretly with the British government in 1965, and again in 2009. This designation was given to them by humans based on the radio wavelength they used, and they took on the name as their own in their dealings with humans rather than offering the actual name of their species, if any ever existed. As they later revealed, they were drug dealers. The 456 used children as "the hit" because the bodily chemicals they create "felt good". Very little was known about the 456's biology and anatomy, as humanity only had contact with one member of the species, who remained within a nearly opaque gas, contained within a transparent chamber. The natural design of their body consisted of three "heads", connected to one body via three long necks, possibly a conjoined triplet species. It resembled a large, plucked, three-headed swan.

Beware species with the same name
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Not the Vogan you were expecting?

The show's been on forever. Some species names are simply going to get reused. One of the most obvious are the Vogans. Most fans remember the Vogan from season 12's Revenge of the Cybermen. But there's also the Vogans that plagued the Third Doctor

Start at species

The top-level category for species is category:species. We know what you're thinking: "Why did we make it to difficult to figure out?" Well, the admin staff of this wiki delight in making things as hard to figure out as possible. .

From another dimension

When it comes to identifying where a species comes from, surely there's no cooler concept than other dimension species!

Anthropomorphic animal fan?
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How can you not love a Judoon platoon upon the Moon?

If you like alien species that are based on Earth animals, you're in luck. All you have to do is go to the page of an Earth mammal and check out the "looks like" box. For instance, if you wanna know what aliens look like elephants, just go that pachyderm's page and find yourself a breadcrumb at the top of the page.

Biology rules!

One of the cooler species categories is species by biology. Take a gander! That category will help you find species by the special biology they have. Aquatic species, energy beings, species with binary vascular systems — they're all here waiting for you.

Crazy, crazy species names

Maybe no publication has been so active in the creation of off-the-wall species than Doctor Who Adventures. Some of the funkiest names in DWU history come from that mag. Both Homozillians and Hussuloofian come from DWA – and we've not even looked outside the hs.

Sometimes, our category names are kinda long

Sometimes, our category names get very specific so that they're clearly worded. A nice, wordy category is the surprisingly helpful Species influential to Earth's past

Slavery ain't just from the American South

Regrettably, there's an awful lot of slavery in the Doctor Who universe. That's why we absolutely need a large-isn category like slave species.

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