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Omega's mask. (TV: The Three Doctors)

A mask was an object that completely covered someone's face, frequently to conceal identity.


A Roboform behind a Santa Claus mask. (TV: The Christmas Invasion)

The Units wore masks that connected them as a group mind. Akimus Makassar's mask worked as a processing centre, which meant that he could control the will of anyone in the group mind. (PROSE: The Masks of Makassar)

The Aztec High Priest Yetaxa was buried with a mask, while Aztec warriors such as Ixta wore masks as part of their uniforms. (TV: The Aztecs)

Omega wore a mask as he resided in the anti-matter universe. He noted that the Second and Third Doctors would need such masks in time if they were to remain in the anti-matter universe. When Omega removed his mask to prepare for his departure, he discovered that the anti-matter universe had completely dissolved his physical body. He could not leave his universe; he existed only because his will insisted that he exist, but his will was all that was left of him. (TV: The Three Doctors)

Magnus Greel (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang) and Elizabeth X (TV: The Beast Below) wore masks to hide their appearances.

Scaroth disguised his various fragments in human form behind masks. (TV: City of Death)

Roboforms wore masks as part of their Santa Claus guises. (TV: The Christmas Invasion, The Runaway Bride)

Some Silurian warriors wore masks. (TV: The Hungry Earth / Cold Blood, et al.)

The Soulless wore masks as a representation of their belief that Miracle Day had robbed humanity of their souls. (TV: Dead of Night)

Voord masks altered the wearers genetic code and turned them into a Voord, provided they were willing to go through with the ritual. The mask became part of the wearer in the process and removing it could lead to disfigurement. (AUDIO: Domain of the Voord)

Señor 105 made masks representing every element on the periodic table. According to some rumours, he gained powers when he wore the masks. (PROSE: Iris Wildthyme y Señor Cientocinco contra Los Monstruos del Fiesta)

Ben Jackson used Tut-Ankh-Amen's mask to frighten off bandits who had come to rob his tomb. (PROSE: The King of Golden Death)

Goat masks were sometimes worn in occult rituals. (TV: A Girl's Best Friend, PROSE: Timewyrm: Exodus, White Darkness)

Other references[]

Joy believed that a Silent looked the way it did because it wore a Star Trek mask. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut) Similarly, a hospital porter in Cardiff believed a Weevil's face was a convincing mask. (TV: Everything Changes)

Behind the scenes[]

The BBC Doctor Who website featured several cut-out masks of aliens from the franchise that could be printed.[1] Masks of varying materials were also available as free gifts in Doctor Who Adventures.


  1. Masks. BBC - Blogs - Doctor Who. Retrieved on 24 January 2013.