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|image = GenesisArk.jpg
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|image = Genesis Ark opened.jpg
|name = Genesis Ark
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|type = [[Prison ship]]
|type = Prison Ship
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|origin = [[Gallifrey]]
|origin = [[Time Lord]]s
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|made by = [[Time Lord]]s
|appearances = [[DW]]: ''[[Army of Ghosts]]'' / ''[[Doomsday]]''
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|used by = [[Cult of Skaro]]
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|appearances = [[TV]]: ''[[Army of Ghosts (TV story)|Army of Ghosts]]'' / ''[[Doomsday (TV story)|Doomsday]]''
 
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The '''Genesis Ark''' was a [[Time Lord]] prison ship used during the [[Last Great Time War]] to hold millions of [[Dalek]]s. It was, like a [[TARDIS]], [[dimensionally transcendental]]. The [[Cult of Skaro]] stole the Genesis Ark and, using a [[void ship]], fled the universe into [[the Void]].
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The '''Genesis Ark''' was the [[Dalek]] name for a [[Time Lord]] [[prison ship]] from the [[Last Great Time War]].
   
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. Incapable of touch, no Dalek could open the ark by any means short of blowing up a sun.
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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 the Daleks themselves could not open it. Only the touch of someone who had been through the Time Vortex could activate it and whilst it was implied the Daleks could force it open, the act of doing so would require blowing up a star. 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]]'')
   
When [[Mickey Smith]] touched it by accident in battle, the ark opened, releasing millions of Daleks who proceeded to join the [[Battle of Canary Wharf]] against [[human]]s and [[Cyberman (Pete's World)|Cybermen]].
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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.
   
When the [[Tenth Doctor]] returned to the Void all elements that had become saturated in [[Void stuff]], the Genesis Ark would also have been pulled in. Although not seen to enter the Void, it was observed being sucked towards the opening after the Cult of Skaro escaped by [[temporal shift]]. ([[DW]]: ''[[Doomsday]]'')
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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.
   
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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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[[Category:Gallifreyan technology]]
 
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[[Category:Battle of Canary Wharf]]

Latest revision as of 19:01, March 2, 2020

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

CharacteristicsEdit

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 the Daleks themselves could not open it. Only the touch of someone who had been through the Time Vortex could activate it and whilst it was implied the Daleks could force it open, the act of doing so would require blowing up a star. 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)

HistoryEdit

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 Edit

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