Cybermen of the Warrior Class were a new generation of Cybermen that were awakened on a Cybercarrier by the Lone Cyberman, Ashad and his Cyberguards to fight as a Cyber-Army against the remnants of humanity in the far future after the Cyber-Empire had been brought down at the end of the Cyber-Wars. They were organised into execution units.
Emerging in the aftermath of the Cyber-Wars, the Cyber-Warriors followed the Cybus-style model associated with the Cyber Legions, (TV: Rise of the Cybermen, A Good Man Goes to War) and those associated with the Cyberiad. (TV: Nightmare in Silver) The Cyber-Warriors themselves were Cyber-suits with a Cyber-helmet resembling those of the CyberNeomorphs, a faceplate resembling those of the CyberFaction. Their bodies mostly resembled those of the Cyberiad, but were distinguished by spikes atop their shoulders. Like their predecessors, the Cyber-Warriors were equipped with wrist blasters on their right Cyber-arm, which was capable of killing humanoids as well as fellow Cybermen. (TV: Ascension of the Cybermen/The Timeless Children)
- Main article: CyberMaster
The CyberMasters externally resembled the Cyber-Warriors though they had the ornate neckpieces of the Time Lords. As such, they retained the ability to regenerate, which made them effectively invincible. (TV: The Timeless Children)
When Ashad discovered the Cybercarrier and its complement of dormant warriors, he began drilling into them, (TV: Ascension of the Cybermen) so to remove their organic components, something that Ashad viewed as a weakness. Now purely robotic, the warriors were reactivated as the ship set course for Gallifrey. To hide from the warriors, the humans aboard, at Graham O'Brien's suggestion, donned the outer shells of deceased warriors as disguises, using their likeness to infiltrate the execution unit that nearly killed Ryan Sinclair and Ko Sharmus.
When Ashad met with the Master in the ruins of the Capitol, the Time Lord expressed a mocking disappointment for Ashad's vision of a purely mechanical Cyber-race and convinced him to upgrade the Cyber-Warriors into the CyberMasters by harvesting the Time Lord corpses. (TV: The Timeless Children)
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