Bors was an Englishman who lived in 12th century Essex. He was saved by the Twelfth Doctor, thus he pledged himself to the Time Lord. A snakebite inflicted by Colony Sarff turned Bors into a Dalek puppet; he enabled the Daleks to capture the Doctor's TARDIS.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Bors met the Doctor when the Doctor decided to meditate in the castle near where he lived. The Doctor saved Bors' life, and Bors swore himself to the Time Lord -- although the Doctor insisted that the incident had been "just a splinter." Bors and his men began to dig a well on the Doctor's orders when he claimed the water they had wasn't good enough. It took them nearly a week to find water, and the Doctor suggested they build a visitor's centre once the well was complete, annoying Bors. Bors was also able to solve the Doctor's magic trick, but admitted he still thought of himself as an idiot. He also noted that the Doctor was unable to meditate due to the fact he couldn't remain silent, but then listened intently as the Doctor told him about a battlefield he had found which would be his last. (TV: The Doctor's Meditation)
Bors later challenged the Doctor to an axe fight, to which he arrived playing an electric guitar and riding a tank. Distracted by the Doctor's presence with the crowd, Bors was strangled by one of Colony Sarff's snakes. The snake bit him and converted him into a Dalek puppet. After Colony Sarff took the Doctor prisoner on his ship Bors, his free will lost, located the Doctor's TARDIS for the Daleks. (TV: The Magician's Apprentice)
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
In DWM 492, a fan asked showrunner Steven Moffat how Bors became a Dalek puppet. Moffat revealed the snake which wrapped itself around Bors's neck also bit him, and Colony Sarff's venom contained the Dalek conversion nanogenes seen in Asylum of the Daleks.