Throughout their history, the Daleks employed time travel and time manipulation technology ever since they discovered it was possible to travel through time and space.

Time manipulation Edit

The Daleks employed the taranium to power the Time Destructor, a superweapon capable of reversing and accelerating the flow of time. (TV: The Daleks' Master Plan)

Time travel Edit

The Seventh Doctor guessed that the Timewyrm, whom the Daleks called Golyan Ak Tana, the twister of paths, was responsible for the Daleks having so much trouble developing time travel. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Revelation)

Because of the nature of time travel itself, the following list details the Daleks' innovation in order of least to most advanced, rather than historical order.

Time corridors Edit

Throughout part of their history, the Daleks, rather than having space-time vessels as such, used devices (TV: Day of the Daleks, COMIC: Doctor Who and the Dogs of Doom) or time corridors to move through time. (TV: Resurrection of the Daleks, Remembrance of the Daleks) In one instance, a controlled human taken over by the Renegade Dalek faction used a small time controller to direct a time corridor.

When the Fifth Doctor fought off a small group of Daleks leftover from their war with the Movellans, travel through a time corridor involved stepping into a white room and a sliding door came down. When they arrived at the opposite end of the corridor, the travellers would arrive in a haze of pink light. (TV: Resurrection of the Daleks)

The Seventh Doctor described to Ace that Dalek time corridor technology as "very crude and nasty," which was why both the Dalek Supreme, the head of the Renegade Dalek faction and Davros, the leader of the Imperial Dalek faction desired time travel of the kind already possessed by the Time Lords and sought the Hand of Omega, a Time Lord artefact which could enable this. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks)

Even after the Time War, Daleks still used time corridors. The New Dalek Paradigm used a time corridor to escape destruction at the hands of Eleventh Doctor and Danny Boy. (TV: Victory of the Daleks)

Time ships Edit

The Daleks developed the Dalek time machine, a machine functionally similar to the TARDIS (except that, having no chameleon circuit, it could not change shape). (TV: The Chase, The Daleks' Master Plan) Eventually, it seems the Daleks did develop the time vessels which they sought. (TV: The Evil of the Daleks, AUDIO: The Time of the Daleks)

By the time of the Last Great Time War, the Daleks had temporal technology at least comparable to their enemy, the Time Lords, themselves. The casing of the Cult of Skaro (if not ordinary Daleks) contained the ability to effect an emergency temporal shift, making their shells in effect a small time machine. (TV: Doomsday)

Time devices Edit

The Daleks used a time vortex magnetron which would cause the human guerrillas who had travelled to the 20th century to be drawn to the Daleks' base the next time they used their time machine. By mistake, Jo Grant was drawn in instead. (TV: Day of the Daleks)

The Daleks also used the time transporter to bring the Werelox from "many years ago" to the 25th century to attack the New Earth System. (COMIC: Doctor Who and the Dogs of Doom)

The Dalek Time Controller arrived in the 22nd century, and with the help of the Monk, devised a plan to re-conquer Earth after the previous Dalek invasion had been overthrown and install a giant time-warp engine in the heart of the planet to collect the remaining Amethyst viruses that had been scattered into time and space. The time-warp engine was destroyed thanks to Lucie Miller and turned into a small black hole that was enough to suck all of the Daleks into it. (AUDIO: To the Death)

Time artefacts Edit

The Daleks possessed time artefacts on many occasions, including the Eye of Time (GAME: City of the Daleks), the Eye of Harmony. (AUDIO: The Time of the Daleks) and a piece of the Eternity Clock. (GAME: The Eternity Clock) The New Dalek Paradigm created Time Axis device for time travel. (GAME: Return to Earth)

Falling through time Edit

Occasionally, a Dalek has been shown to fall through time after a defeat and arrive at a location completely beyond their control. The Metaltron and Dalek Emperor did so after the destruction of the Daleks at the end of the Last Great Time War, landing in different places in time near or on Earth. (TV: Dalek, The Long Game, The Parting of the Ways) The Ironsides Daleks and a Dalek saucer similarly fell through time after they survived an encounter with the Doctor. (TV: Victory of the Daleks)

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