The claw manipulator was a manipulator arm which was used by the Daleks as an alternative to the suction cup.


During the Second Dalek War, a pair of Daleks fitted with claw manipulators used them to seize and restrain Koral, gripping her arms and practically lifting her off her feet as she struggled in vain.

Dalek X had a squad of four Assault Daleks with laser-cutting claws. (PROSE: Prisoner of the Daleks)

The Dalek Executioner's unique manipulator arm. (PROSEThe Guide to the Dark Times)

The Dalek Executioners of the Restoration Empire wielded manipulator arms which ended in a three-fingered "claw", each "finger" resembling the blade of a scythe. (PROSE: The Guide to the Dark Times)

The Daleks whom operated within the vault of the Crucible following the Last Great Time War possessed claw manipulators with eight pincers, used to operate special hardware within the vault. (TV: The Stolen Earth/Journey's End)

A reconstructed reconnaissance scout Dalek possessed a claw manipulator. (TV: Resolution)

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