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Genocide was the destruction or attempted destruction of either an entire species or specific group of people. It can be contrasted with murder, which involved the killing of individuals rather than entire populations.

On Gallifrey, by the time of the Sixth Doctor, article 7 prohibited any form of genocide for the Time Lords. (TV: Terror of the Vervoids) The Doctor seemed to be vehemently opposed to genocide, especially if there was an alternative to ending the conflict; the Tenth Doctor claimed that, if one looked up the word "genocide" in a dictionary, they would see a picture of him, with the caption "over my dead body", (TV: The Doctor's Daughter) while the Eleventh Doctor insisted that genocide was never a solution, even in a seemingly endless war like that between the Sontarans and the Rutans. (GAME: The Gunpowder Plot) In regards to genocide motivated by revenge, the Twelfth Doctor rhetorically asked "why avenge genocide with genocide." (TV: For Tonight We Might Die) However, the Doctor themself resorted to genocide, intentionally or otherwise, on several occasions. (TV: The Runaway Bride, Journey's End) On some occasions, the Doctor was presented with an opportunity to end the suffering of countless species by wiping out his greatest foes, the Daleks, but couldn't go through with it. (TV: Genesis of the Daleks, The Parting of the Ways)

Human genocides[]

The Valeyard claimed that humans were second best in the universe at exterminating. (AUDIO: The Red House)

During World War II, Adolf Hitler committed genocide against the Jews. This was known as the Holocaust. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Exodus)

Fossbrook committed genocide when he destroyed a submarine containing the last of the Nemonites. (AUDIO: The Nemonite Invasion)

Jack Harkness committed genocide when he wiped out Cell 114, knowing that they would never stop attempting to colonise Earth to replace their barren homeworld. Ianto Jones had refused to do it, not wanting it to be on his conscience. Jack defended himself, noting that he had explicitly warned Cell 114 and that their plan to convert humanity into sleepers would have essentially wiped out the human race. (AUDIO: Serenity)

Bennett believed that he had wiped out the Didoans. However, at least two had survived. (TV: The Rescue)

Humans may have committed near-genocide against the Wirrn in Andromeda when they destroyed their breeding colonies on Andromeda Gamma Epsilon. (PROSE: Doctor Who and the Ark in Space)

The Fourth Doctor helped human scientists kill the last of the Pescaton by the application of high-frequency sound waves. The Pescatons had fled their dying homeworld in search of another planet with large areas of salt water that could support them. (AUDIO: Doctor Who and the Pescatons)

Koel Paddox destroyed the entire Arboretan race as part of his efforts to duplicate their ability to live their lives over again while trying to change his past. (PROSE: Festival of Death)

The Eleventh Doctor accused the pirate Solomon of genocide after finding out he ejected the Silurians on-board their Ark into space. (TV: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship)

Barbara Wright committed genocide when she killed all four of the Brains of Morphoton by smashing their life support system. (TV: The Keys of Marinus)

Dalek genocides[]

As the Daleks believed in racial purity and their superiority, they were responsible for countless acts of genocide during their history and through the cosmos. Races they destroyed included: Koral's species (PROSE: Prisoner of the Daleks) and Eve's species. (TV: The Mad Woman in the Attic)

The Daleks wiped out the last Mechanoids on Magella. (PROSE: Birth of a Legend)

Dalek Caan committed genocide by killing all the Dalek-humans when they refused to obey the Daleks. When the Doctor confronted him, he offered help as he had already seen one genocide and had no wish to cause another. (TV: Evolution of the Daleks)

Daleks of the New Dalek Empire destroyed the Tactires. One individual, Es'Cartrss, escaped, but later died in conflict with the Doctor. (COMIC: The Forgotten)

The Daleks erased the Vildarans from time with the Annihilator. (AUDIO: Legion of the Lost)

The Humanised Daleks destroyed Kata-Phobus, the last Kyrolian. (COMIC: Children of the Revolution)

The Markhan Genocide was considered one of the Daleks' greatest atrocities. (PROSE: The Ripple Effect)

A group of Death Squad Daleks committed genocide by wiping out the Dalek clone species for being "impure". (TV: Revolution of the Daleks) The New Dalek Paradigm had previously committed a similar genocide by exterminating the last three survivors of the "unclean" New Dalek Empire. (TV: Victory of the Daleks)

The Doctor's genocides[]

The Fourth Doctor defeated Sutekh, the last known Osiran. He even taunted Sutekh as he seemingly died in the "temporal trap", asking him how long Osirans live, before finally declaring, "The time of the Osirans is long past. Go." (TV: Pyramids of Mars) The Fifth Doctor twice encountered other living Osirans, but was forced each time to destroy them as well. (PROSE: The Sands of Time, AUDIO: The Bride of Peladon)

The Fourth Doctor tripped Eldrad, the last Kastrian, causing him to fall into a pit. Although the fall appeared to be fatal, the Doctor doubted he had really been killed. (TV: The Hand of Fear) He later encountered another surviving Kastrian, Mulkris, assigned to ensure that Eldrad's death sentence was carried out. (AUDIO: Eldrad Must Die!)

With Leela's help, the Fourth Doctor destroyed the last of the Fendahl. He dropped the remains of the Fendahl into a supernova to ensure their permanent destruction. (TV: Image of the Fendahl) However, this attempt appeared to have failed, as the Fendahl later managed to re-manifest in Kaldor City, (AUDIO: Checkmate) and the Eighth Doctor discovered that the Fendahl he defeated was only a fragment of the true Fendahl that remained trapped on Planet 5 (although the true Fendahl was consumed by the Fendahl Predator). (PROSE: The Taking of Planet 5)

The Fourth Doctor may be arguably responsible for the death of Ligeia Bassett, the self-proclaimed last of the Valjax, as he destroyed the equipment that she was using to keep herself alive after her people were struck by a lethal plague, with Ligeia only keeping herself alive by transferring herself into the bodies of human women, this process resulting in accelerated aging and only serving as a temporary stop-gap measure. (AUDIO: The Auntie Matter)

The Fourth Doctor fulfilled a Time Lord's solemn duty by killing the King Vampire, the last of the Great Vampires and sole vampire survivor of the Vampire-Time Lord war. (TV: State of Decay)

When the Sixth Doctor was forced to wipe out the Vervoids to stop them killing the humans on Hyperion III. This was used against him in a trial occurring in his own past. When the Valeyard accused him of genocide, the Doctor said that he had no other option. (TV: Terror of the Vervoids) When the Eighth Doctor travelled to the events of the trial and met his sixth incarnation, he dismissed the charge due to the artificial nature of the Vervoids' creation. (PROSE: The Eight Doctors)

The War Doctor was about to commit double genocide when he planned to destroy the Time Lords and the Daleks at the end of the Last Great Time War with the Moment. It was apparently Rassilon's Ultimate Sanction, which threatened the whole multiverse, that convinced him he had no other choice. He believed to have committed it until the final days of his eleventh incarnation. (TV: Dalek, The End of Time, The Day of the Doctor, et al.) Actually, with the help of the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors, he found a different solution and with the help of "all thirteen" incarnations of himself, froze Gallifrey and the Time Lords in a pocket universe while the Daleks destroyed themselves. He forgot about these events because the timelines were out of sync. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)

During the Dark Times, the Fledgling Empires all but wiped out the Racnoss to prevent their devouring of planets. The Tenth Doctor later made them extinct when he flooded a ship of surviving young within the Earth. He was unknowingly aided by the Saxon Master, who ordered the destruction of the Webstar which resulted in the death of the Empress of the Racnoss. (TV: The Runaway Bride)

The Doctor accused his Meta-Crisis duplicate of genocide when he destroyed all the Daleks in the Medusa Cascade, along with their fleet and the Crucible. (TV: Journey's End) One saucer and its crew however had survived the fall of the New Dalek Empire. (PROSE: Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe) Enacting the Ironside Project, the crew managed to bring about the New Dalek Paradigm whom the Eleventh Doctor attempted to commit genocide on before they could grow in strength only for the Daleks to escape. (TV: Victory of the Daleks)

The Saturnyns were wiped out, with the Eleventh Doctor's help, in their attempt to take over Venice and convert female humans into new mates for their males. The converts were killed in an explosion, leaving the males to die out. The last female, Rosanna Calvierri, offered herself as a last meal to them, after telling the Doctor she hoped that their extinction would haunt his conscience. (TV: The Vampires of Venice)

The Twelfth Doctor believed that Rann-Korr had been the last of the Hyperions and thus that he committed genocide by channelling seas to Rann-Korr's caverns. (COMIC: Terrorformer) However, other Hyperions had survived. (COMIC: The Hyperion Empire)

When the Tenth Doctor fled to the Dark Times, he encountered the Kotturuh, who delivered death to the early planets and species of the universe. Seeing their cruelty, the Doctor reverse-engineered their necrotic virus and fired it at the Kotturuh. (PROSE: The Knight, The Fool and The Dead) The virus began killing off the Kotturuh, aided by the Dalek Time Squad exterminating them out of fear of their power. The last of the Kotturuh to die was Inyit. (PROSE: All Flesh is Grass)

Other genocides[]

By the time of the Thousand Year War between the Kaleds and the Thals on Skaro, the Kaleds had wiped out the Dals and the Tharons, the two other sentient humanoid races who had evolved on the planet. (AUDIO: Purity)

The Nimon destroyed multiple planets and wiped out their inhabitants. These included Crinoth (TV: The Horns of Nimon) and, in an alternate timeline, Datastore 8. (COMIC: Space in Dimension Relative and Time)

The Caxtarid wiped out four indigenous sentient species on Kapteyn 5 after their conquest of the planet. (PROSE: The Room With No Doors)

After the death of all his species, Androvax went on a vengeful vendetta, destroying twelve planets before finally being arrested by the Judoon when he attempted to destroy Earth. (TV: Prisoner of the Judoon)

When the Weeping Angels arrived on Alfava Metraxis, they wiped out the Aplans. (TV: The Time of Angels)

The Eleventh Doctor considered the complete destruction of the Cybermen of the cyber-web at the hands of the Borg in the Federation universe genocide, although Captain Jean-Luc Picard did not share his grief. (COMIC: Assimilation²)

Charlie Smith wiped out the Shadow Kin using the Cabinet of Souls, both in retaliation for their genocide of the Rhodians and in order to prevent the same happening on Earth. (TV: The Lost)

Exiled Stenza Tzim-Sha used a weapon created by the Ux using their dimensional engineering powers to put five different planets in stasis. This wiped out the entire population of all of the planet and the Congress of the Nine Planets sent fleets of ships to Ranskoor Av Kolos to prevent further genocides. (TV: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos)

After discovering the truth about the Timeless Child, the Spy Master claimed to have killed all of the Time Lords, performing a genocide upon his own kind. (TV: Spyfall, The Timeless Children)

In an alternate timeline where Rassilon had provided the Cyberiad with the resources of the Time Lords, the Cyberiad committed genocides against those powers who could pose a threat to its galactic conquest, (COMIC: Supremacy of the Cybermen) such as the Daleks. (COMIC: Prologue: The Fifth Doctor)

After they'd infiltrated the planet Tivoli, the Shakri were "eradicated" by the Drahvins on 17 November 2900, allowing the Drahvins to take Tivoli for themselves. (PROSE: Time Traveller's Diary)

Though the Kotturuh did not normally resort to genocide, they wiped out all life on Andalia, deeming it a kinder fate than allowing a war to ravage the world. (PROSE: The Knight, The Fool and The Dead) When the Kotturuh Inyit was confronted by a Dalek Symbiont, she used her powers to kill it, the act causing all of its kind to perish. (PROSE: All Flesh is Grass)

The Skith committed genocide against numerous species, including the Mammox, the Viskili and the Byndalk. (COMIC: The First)

During the 2021 Sontaran invasion of Earth, the Sontarans claimed to have performed a genocide against the Lupari by flushing them into space, wiping out the entire species save Karvanista. (TV: The Vanquishers)

Planned genocides[]

The Archaeons planned to purge the Earth of the life they had "seeded" since, due to the First Doctor disrupting their experiment, it had become disorderly and "run rampant", no longer matching their carefully-planned vision. They were stopped when humanity retaliated with missiles, destroying them. (AUDIO: The Beginning)

The Voord on Kandalinga planned to wipe out the native Fishmen once they were no longer of use to them, but were stopped by the First Doctor. (PROSE: The Fishmen of Kandalinga)

Qar, the leader of an unnamed planet, planned to massacre the Tryods so that her people could exploit the mineral wealth of the lands on which the Tryods lived. The massacre was prevented by Asiries, who was convinced to do so by the Second Doctor. (PROSE: The Word of Asiries)

The Bannermen attempted to bring about the extinction of the Chimerons. Only Delta escaped, along with an egg. After Billy converted into a Chimeron, the species was able to continue. (TV: Delta and the Bannermen)

Miss Myers, a member of a fleshkind race, created a child whom she intended to exterminate the metalkind. This plot was foiled by Sarah Jane Smith. (TV: Sky)

Rivesh Mantilax invented a genetic weapon that would allow him to destroy the entire Viperox race. The Tenth Doctor stopped him from using it, insisting that no one had the right to wipe out a whole species. However, he did modify the device to merely impede the Viperox, halting an attempted invasion of Earth and driving Lord Azlok and the aggressors back to Viperon. (TV: Dreamland)

The Shakri desired to destroy the human race, whom they considered "pests", but were stopped by the Eleventh Doctor. (TV: The Power of Three)

Zellin and Rakaya had a contest to see which of them could destroy one of two planets first. They manipulated the inhabitants into going to war with each other in the hope of wiping them out. Eventually, they became aware of Rakaya's existence and imprisoned her. (TV: Can You Hear Me?)

Rassilon attempted to deploy the Tear of Isha into the Tantalus Eye, killing all life in the inhabited worlds of the Tantalus Spiral, but that plan was stopped by the War Doctor. (PROSE: Engines of War)

Charlie Smith, the Prince of the Rhodian, believed that he could one day use the Cabinet of Souls to resurrect his fallen race after they were wiped out by the Shadow Kin. According to Charlie, the cabinet could use the souls of the Rhodian to burn and destroy the souls of a whole other race, but in the hands of a "hero" the souls of the Rhodian would transfer themselves into the bodies of the other race as well as burning their souls. Charlie admitted to Matteusz that either of these acts would cause the destruction of another race. (TV: Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart)

General Brudge of the Second Great and Bountiful Human Empire attempted to destroy the Aquabi on the planet Rescension. (AUDIO: Pest Control)

Thawn attempted to exterminate the Swampies on Delta III so they wouldn't get in the way of his mining. His attempt to make them look dangerous with the help of Rohm-Dutt failed, and his later attempt to wipe them out in a missile strike was stopped by the Fourth Doctor. (TV: The Power of Kroll)

A group of Ice Warriors led by Slaar planned to wipe out the human race by depleting the oxygen supply on Earth. The Second Doctor stopped them. (TV: The Seeds of Death)

The exiled Stenza Tzim-Sha planned to use a weapon created by the Ux to put the Earth into stasis which would kill the entire human race, the same as he had done to five other planets. Though Tzim-Sha nearly succeeded, he was stopped at the very last minute by the Thirteenth Doctor and Yasmin Khan. (TV: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos)

After being awakened, Akhaten intended to exterminate an untold number of species by consuming his entire solar system. Though he was considered unstoppable by the people of the surrounding worlds, the Eleventh Doctor destroyed Akhaten using the most important leaf in human history. (TV: The Rings of Akhaten)

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