The Kinda, pronounced "kin-duh", were the humanoid inhabitants of Deva Loka.

Society Edit

The Kinda were outwardly primitive as well as peaceful and enlightened. While not users of technology, they had an apparent understanding of DNA, glass work, and musical theory. They referred to outsiders as "the Not-We". A jester was designated to calm situations of potential conflict through mockery. Todd thought them to rarely gather in groups larger than three. Hindle took advantage of their simple nature by using a mirror to catch the reflection of two Kinda. The pair instantly believed that Hindle had trapped their souls and so they obeyed him. (TV: Kinda)

Biology Edit

Attack the TSS

The Kinda attack a Total Survival Suit. (TV: Kinda)

Kinda males were mute, although they had the anatomical capability of speech; while most females were mute as well, speech was seen as a mark of a wise woman among their people. Kinda were gifted with telepathic abilities.

Their method of reproduction may have differed significantly from that of humans as Karuna said she had seven fathers, or this may have been a cultural difference with "father" used in the sense of an extended family. When the Fifth Doctor told Karuna that "the Not-We" only had one father, she thought this sad. (TV: Kinda)

History Edit

A Kinda prophecy told of a male Kinda who would speak. When such an individual was among them, they were to obey his orders. Aris gained the ability of speech when he was possessed by the Mara, and had the Kinda attack the dome of the human expeditionary force. They were forced into retreat by Adric's use of a Total Survival Suit (TSS), which he was unable to control effectively and when his fear activated its weaponry systems, it opened fire upon the Kinda, who fled.

The Kinda aided the Doctor in creating a circle of mirrors to draw the Mara from Aris. They succeeded and the humans left Deva Loka, declaring the planet unsuitable for colonisation. (TV: Kinda)

Shortly after the TARDIS left Deva Loka, the Doctor told Adric off for being so reckless with the TSS, saying the entire Kinda tribe could have been wiped out as a result. (TV: The Visitation).

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