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|image = Genesis_Ark_opened.jpg
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|name = Genesis Ark
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|type = [[Prison ship]]
|type = Prison Ship
 
 
|origin = [[Gallifrey]]
 
|origin = [[Gallifrey]]
 
|made by = [[Time Lord]]s
 
|made by = [[Time Lord]]s
|used by = The [[Cult of Skaro]]
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|used by = [[Cult of Skaro]]
|first = Army of Ghosts (TV story)
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|appearances = [[TV]]: ''[[Army of Ghosts (TV story)|Army of Ghosts]]'' / ''[[Doomsday (TV story)|Doomsday]]''
|appearances = [[TV]]: ''[[Doomsday (TV story)|Doomsday]]''
 
 
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The '''Genesis Ark''' was the name used by the [[Cult of Skaro]] to identify a prison ship created by the [[Time Lord]]s during the [[Last Great Time War]] to hold millions of [[Dalek]]s. It was, like a [[TARDIS]], [[dimensionally transcendental]].
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The '''Genesis Ark''' was the [[Dalek]] name for a [[Time Lord]] [[prison ship]] from the [[Last Great Time War]].
   
The Ark also had a life support system and an elevation engine.
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==Characteristics==
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Slightly larger and similar in shape and [[colour]] to a [[bronze Dalek]] [[casing]], the Ark was [[dimensionally transcendental]] and contained millions of bronze Daleks. The Ark also sported a set of hemispherical controls which the Daleks' [[suction cup]]s could interact with, though they remained unable to open it themselves. Like the Daleks' themselves, the Genesis Ark was impervious to [[human]] [[bullet]]s as well as the [[Cyber wrist blaster|firepower]] of the [[Cybermen]] from [[Pete's World]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[Doomsday (TV story)|Doomsday]]'')
   
At some point during the [[Last Great Time War]], the four [[Dalek]]s belonging to the Cult of Skaro stole the Genesis Ark and, using a [[void ship]], fled the universe into [[the Void]]. This brought them out of the Time War, either before it became [[time-lock]]ed, or it allowed them to circumvent the time-lock. Their purpose was to open the Genesis Ark and re-establish the Dalek empire.
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==History==
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During the [[Last Great Time War]], the Time Lords used the Genesis Ark to imprison millions of [[bronze Dalek]]s. [[The Doctor]], [[War Doctor|who fought in the war]], remained unaware of this. As the [[Tenth Doctor]] later reflected, both sides had [[secret]]s.
   
The Ark's hull is practically impossible to penetrate, so the only way for the Genesis Ark to be activated was to be touched by a [[time travel]]ler, transferring [[artron energy]] to the ark. This would be the "final stage of awakening"; first the Daleks would put their manipulator arms over the four sensor processing units. Incapable of touch, no Dalek could open the ark by any means short of blowing up a star. [[Mickey Smith]] touched it by accident in battle because a Cyberman bumped him when he was trying to escape the Sphere Chamber. This activated the ark, causing some kind of smoke to emerge from the radioactive steam vents. Dalek Sec stated that the Ark needed an area of 30 square miles. The Daleks transported it to the skies above London and it began releasing millions of Daleks who proceeded to join the [[Battle of Canary Wharf]] against [[human]]s and [[Cyberman (Pete's World)|Cybermen]] in [[July]] {{facts}} [[2007]].
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The [[Cult of Skaro]] took the Genesis Ark and escaped the war in a [[Void Ship]], intending to use it to re-establish the [[Dalek Empire]] after they returned to the [[universe]] in [[2007]]. However, though the Daleks could bring the Ark to its final stage of awakening, it could only be opened by the touch of a [[time travel]]ler which was a safeguard to stop the Daleks from liberating their fellows from the prison ship.
   
When the [[Tenth Doctor]] returned to the Void all elements that had become saturated in [[Void stuff]], the Genesis Ark was observed being sucked towards the opening after the Cult of Skaro escaped by [[temporal shift]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[Doomsday]]'')
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The Daleks would have blown up the [[Sun]] to force the Ark open, but first they attempted to coerce [[Rose Tyler]] to open it. During a firefight with the [[Cyberman (Pete's World)|Cybermen]], [[Mickey Smith]] accidentally laid his [[hand]] on the Ark, priming it. As the Ark required 30 [[square mile]]s for activation, the Daleks escorted it out of [[Torchwood Tower]] and into the [[sky]]. High above [[Canary Wharf]] in [[London]], the Ark opened and the Daleks within began pouring out.
   
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When the Doctor reopened the breach to [[the Void]], the Genesis Ark was sucked back through along with the Daleks and Cybermen, as they were all saturated with "[[Void stuff]]". ([[TV]]: ''[[Doomsday (TV story)|Doomsday]]'') Barring a portion of [[Cybermen]], all those within the Void were eventually wiped out as a result of the [[reality bomb]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Next Doctor (TV story)|The Next Doctor]]'')
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== Behind the scenes ==
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* A promotional still image from ''Doomsday'', featuring the Cult of Skaro and the Genesis Ark, is used to depict Dalek invaders on a copy of the [[newspaper]] ''[[Daily Times]]'' in [[GAME]]: ''[[City of the Daleks (video game)|City of the Daleks]]''. However, the invaders in the game itself are shown to be [[Red Dalek|red]] [[Drone Dalek]]s of the [[New Dalek Paradigm]].
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* The Genesis Ark appeared in ''[[LEGO Dimensions (video game)|LEGO Dimensions]]''. It could be found the the [[Black Archive]] during ''The Dalek Extermination of Earth''.
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Revision as of 12:32, February 13, 2020

The Genesis Ark was the Dalek name for a Time Lord prison ship from the Last Great Time War.

Characteristics

Slightly larger and similar in shape and colour to a bronze Dalek casing, the Ark was dimensionally transcendental and contained millions of bronze Daleks. The Ark also sported a set of hemispherical controls which the Daleks' suction cups could interact with, though they remained unable to open it themselves. Like the Daleks' themselves, the Genesis Ark was impervious to human bullets as well as the firepower of the Cybermen from Pete's World. (TV: Doomsday)

History

During the Last Great Time War, the Time Lords used the Genesis Ark to imprison millions of bronze Daleks. The Doctor, who fought in the war, remained unaware of this. As the Tenth Doctor later reflected, both sides had secrets.

The Cult of Skaro took the Genesis Ark and escaped the war in a Void Ship, intending to use it to re-establish the Dalek Empire after they returned to the universe in 2007. However, though the Daleks could bring the Ark to its final stage of awakening, it could only be opened by the touch of a time traveller which was a safeguard to stop the Daleks from liberating their fellows from the prison ship.

The Daleks would have blown up the Sun to force the Ark open, but first they attempted to coerce Rose Tyler to open it. During a firefight with the Cybermen, Mickey Smith accidentally laid his hand on the Ark, priming it. As the Ark required 30 square miles for activation, the Daleks escorted it out of Torchwood Tower and into the sky. High above Canary Wharf in London, the Ark opened and the Daleks within began pouring out.

When the Doctor reopened the breach to the Void, the Genesis Ark was sucked back through along with the Daleks and Cybermen, as they were all saturated with "Void stuff". (TV: Doomsday) Barring a portion of Cybermen, all those within the Void were eventually wiped out as a result of the reality bomb. (TV: The Next Doctor)

Behind the scenes

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