Gathering coils were engineered biotech weapons, described as a "semi-species" by the Thirteenth Doctor.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

These coils resembled cables and wires of various sizes, acting like tentacles, which could gather data. At least some coils also had the ability to plant DNA bombs. A number of Gathering coils were able to gather to create one large, more polyvalent creature, though such a swarm could be deactivated with a large electric shock. (PROSE: Things She Thought While Falling, TV: The Woman Who Fell to Earth)

History[edit | edit source]

Tzim-Sha used a swarm of Gathering Coils in order to locate a trophy to take back to his planet, despite this being against his species' rules. It was later deactivated by Grace O'Brien, who electrocuted it with a cable at the cost of her own life. (TV: The Woman Who Fell to Earth)

One Gathering Coil was housed within the prison the Thirteenth Doctor found herself imprisoned in by the Judoon. (TV: Revolution of the Daleks)

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