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The Dalek Time Strategists were Daleks created by the Dalek Time Controller in Montmartre, Paris, in 1921, using the minds of criminals that his "wife", Adelaine Dutemps, dealt with. Originally designed as the Time Controller's personal army of Daleks following his expulsion from the Dalek Empire after being infected with retro-genitor particles, (AUDIO: The Monster of Montmartre) a single Dalek Time Strategist was later created from the remains of Adelaine Dutemps, and went on to serve as one of the highest ranked Daleks during the Last Great Time War. (AUDIO: Eye of Darkness, The Shadow Vortex et al)


The Dalek Time Controller's army[]

The first Dalek Time Strategists were created on Earth in Montmartre, Paris in 1921, by the Dalek Time Controller and his "wife", the Dalek duplicate Adelaine Dutemps, by extrapolating the minds of various criminals that Adelaine worked with and placing them into Dalek casings. At the time that the Eighth Doctor and Liv Chenka discovered the Dalek Time Controller's plans in the Red Pagoda, only a handful of Dalek Time Strategists had been created, and were in an incomplete state. The Time Controller attempted to convert the captured Christian Favreau into a Dalek Time Strategist, but the human was freed by the Doctor; when the Doctor, Christian and Georges Legrand escaped the Red Pagoda, the Dalek Time Controller sent some Dalek Time Strategists after them, including the converted Adelaine Dutemps, who captured Christian again before dying alongside him, due to her highly unstable conditioning. (AUDIO: The Monster of Montmartre)

Later, following the Master and the Dalek Time Controller's conquest of Earth in an alternate timeline, several Dalek Time Strategists arrived on Earth in 1961 from Montmartre in 1921. After the Master and the Time Controller betrayed one another, the Time Controller ordered the Dalek Time Strategists to combat the Daleks that had been reprogrammed to serve the Master; shortly after, the Time Controller fled in the Doctor's TARDIS, leaving the Dalek Time Strategists to combat the rebel Daleks, the Master, and dozens of newly-grown Sontarans. (AUDIO: Master of the Daleks)

After the Dalek Time Controller became part of the Eminence, along with Professor Markus Schriver and Molly O'Sullivan, the Dalek Supreme commissioned the creation of a new Dalek Time Strategist, based on Adelaine Dutemps, (AUDIO: Eye of Darkness) who would go on to be a major figure in the Last Great Time War. (AUDIO: The Shadow Vortex et al)

The Last Great Time War[]

The Dalek Time Strategist informed the Dalek Emperor that there was a secret Time Lord base. It hoped that it could soon destroy Project Revenant. After the engine at the core was lost he devised a new strategy. (AUDIO: Desperate Measures)

When the War Master used the Anti-Genesis codes to replace Davros as the creator of the Daleks, the Time Strategist was able to avoid being erased from the timeline using a Dimension Ship. (AUDIO: Shockwave) He made contact with the Unbound Master and worked together with him to undo the Masters actions in the primary universe. (AUDIO: He Who Wins)

Opposing the War Doctor[]

Later in the War, he sent Lara Zannis to Earth to capture the Shadow Vortex. The Strategist wanted to invade the Earth in order to destroy it and stop the Doctor from meeting his companions, hopefully erasing him from the timelines. (AUDIO: The Shadow Vortex)

The Strategist sent the Daleks to Rovidia to capture Cardinal Ollistra, intending to steal her knowledge of Time Lord secrets. The Sontaran Fesk tricked the Strategist into meeting him and took the Strategist prisoner, disarming him. The Strategist was placed with Ollistra where they talked about the starting of the War. In the chaos caused by the rescue attempt of Ollistra by the War Doctor, Heleyna and Kalan, the Strategist was recovered by the Daleks. (AUDIO: The Eternity Cage)

The Strategist ordered the destruction of the Rovidian fleet after the Doctor left the planet. The Strategist believed that the Doctor had given the Daleks the means to win the war. It used Heleyna to gain access to the Eye of Harmony chamber within Vassarian's Battle TARDIS. It planned to use the Dalek Time Squad to attack the Eye and cause it to collapse to destroy the Time Lords. The Doctor stopped his plan by destroying the Eye of Harmony Chamber. After the Battle TARDIS disappeared from the vortex he ordered that all the timelines be scoured to find the Doctor and destroy him. (AUDIO: Eye of Harmony)

The Time Strategist ordered the destruction of the space station the Doctor had landed on as a way to kill him. Later, after he had saw Schandel's news report on the Doctor he ordered the complete destruction of Beltox. (AUDIO: Pretty Lies)

Learning that the Doctor had gone to Grend he ordered the fleet to go there regardless of the threat at the Obsidian Nebula. He later ordered the destruction of Rosata Laxter's ship in order to destroy the Doctor. When this failed he ordered the search of the Obsidian Nebula for the Doctor. After one of the Dalek Scout drones disappeared, he went into the nebula. Skaul gave him an ultimatum; the Time Strategist decided to give him the coordinates of where they were heading as the Daleks had to go back to the Battle at Grend. When he realised that the Time Lords weren't originally supposed to be there, he ordered them to leave as his prime objective was now ready. (AUDIO: The Lady of Obsidian)

He went to a dimensional sphere to start his final plan. He had sent the Enigma to Gallifrey to destroy the Time Lords. When the Doctor took his TARDIS to the same dimension as him he thought it wasn't possible. He had threatened the Enigma to do his work. When the Daleks powered up their weapon to destroy the Enigma, he realised that the TARDIS was absorbing energy from it. (AUDIO: The Enigma Dimension)


The original Dalek Time Strategists created by the Dalek Time Controller and Adelaine Dutemps resembled the standard silver Dalek drones in shape, but recoloured crimson red to resemble the walls of the Red Pagoda, their base in Paris on Earth during 1921. Notably, unlike the Dalek Time Controller, they did not possess a pair of rings crossing over an extended grating section, and the early models were incomplete, missing features such as the traditional manipulator arm. (AUDIO: The Monster of Montmartre)

The Dalek Time Strategist active during the Last Great Time War possessed a casing similar to the upgraded Supreme Daleks of the Second Dalek War, (AUDIO: Out of Time) the Supreme Daleks of the Time War, (COMIC: Ambush) the Supreme Dalek of the New Dalek Empire, (TV: The Stolen Earth / Journey's End) and the Supreme Dalek who controlled the Dalek City on Skaro, (TV: The Magician's Apprentice / The Witch's Familiar) albeit coloured purple where the Supreme Daleks were coloured red. Similarly to the Dalek Time Controller, the Time Vortex was visible inside its extended grating section, which also featured the Time Controller's rings. In addition, the Dalek Time Strategist possessed a calmer voice than regular Daleks, though in a deeper pitch, similarly to the later Supreme Daleks. (AUDIO: The Enigma Dimension')