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During the 2007 invasion of the Earth of the Doctor's universe, the Cyber-Leader was identified by black handlebars on its helmet. When the Leader was destroyed, the information it had was downloaded into another Cyberman, who was then upgraded to Cyber-Leader. The first leader during the meeting with the Doctor was destroyed by the Preachers, whilst the second was slain by Yvonne Hartman in her converted form. (TV: Army of Ghosts / Doomsday)
A Cyberman that was part of surviving Cybermen made from humans converted during the Battle of Canary Wharf (meaning they had not crossed the Void so they were not contaminated with Void stuff, thus not being sucked back in) became a Cyber-Leader after the battle. The Cybermen planned to open the Void and free the Cybermen trapped inside, but their plans were thwarted by the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones. The Cyber-Leader was electrocuted by their own force field. (PROSE: Made of Steel)
When files from Torchwood were stolen by an info-thief, he used the information to create an army of Cybermen. However, the Cybermen turned on him and they attempted to take over the world of Centuria. (COMIC: The Power of the Cybermen) A Cyber-Leader led the Cybermen during the attempt but the Tenth Doctor was able to get into their headquarters and destroy them. However, there was evidence that the Cyber threat was not totally ended. (COMIC: Time of the Cybermen)
Another Cyber-Leader turned up in 1851 after the Cybermen escaped the Void, although this design of Leader was actually known as a Cyber-Lord. This leader had black handlebars and a redesigned black faceplate with a transparent "window" in the forehead through which its brain could be seen. This Cyber-Lord was destroyed by the CyberKing which had been installed inside Mercy Hartigan. (TV: The Next Doctor)
There were other Cybermen which managed to escape the Void. A Cyber-Leader led one group and they were able to develop an early stage of their space travel. Their ship was destroyed by a "rogue artefact" that was really a Dalek Time Axis. The Cyber-Leader was able to take over the systems of the SS Lucy Grey, but the Eleventh Doctor was able to overload the ship's systems and destroyed the Cybermen. (GAME: Return to Earth)
The Cybermen joined The Alliance formed to imprison the Eleventh Doctor in the Pandorica in order to save the universe. A Cyber-Leader was present in Stonehenge, 102 A.D., along with the rest of the Alliance, and locked the Doctor in the Pandorica. (TV: The Pandorica Opens) After the Alliance's plan failed, several species - including the Cybermen themselves - were wiped from existence, leaving only stone "after-images" behind. The Doctor ultimately reset the universe. (TV: The Big Bang)
Alternate timeline Edit
During the war between the Cybermen and the Preachers in their own universe, a Cyber-Leader was selected by the Cybermen to lead them and replace the Cyber Controller. The Cyber-Leader coordinated the Cyber battle plans and the Cybermen proceeded to clear all the Preacher bases from the planet. The Cybermen, victorious, viewed the Cyber-Leader as obsolete and deleted it. (GAME: Cyber Assault)
Behind the scenes Edit
- Paul Kasey was credited as Cyber-Leader in Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel, despite no Cybermen with black handlebars being seen to appear, the Cybermen having been led by Cyber-Controller John Lumic in their initial appearance. While such a Cyberman was featured on the cover in the fourth issue of Doctor Who Adventures which accompanied the Cybus Cybermen's two-part debut, and a Cyber-Leader did appear in the online game Cyber Assault which followed the two-parter, the Cybermen of Pete's World would not be represented on-screen by a Cyber-Leader until Army of Ghosts.