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This topic might have a better name.

Given that the Doctor uses "Reconnaissance Scout" and "recon scout Daleks" both in the same epsiode, shouldn't we use "Reconnaissance scout Dalek"? Furthermore, DWFC figurines will use this name for issue #157

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Reconnaissance scouts, or recon scout Daleks, were the specialised Daleks who were first sent out from Skaro to scout out new planets in preparation for invasion.

Nature Edit

Reconnaissance Scout Daleks possessed a number of abilities normal Dalek soldiers lacked, the Dalek creature having been "specially advanced from the basic Dalek". If stripped of its casing, the dark-green, oily Reconnaissance Scout mutant could possess other lifeforms like humans by sticking to their back, piercing the skin and using its tentacles to integrate itself into the central nervous system of the creature and form a mental link to control its host. If it was cut up and divided into pieces then the mutant could be restored to life by ultra-violet energy and teleport the pieces back. Reconnaissance Daleks were also capable of remotely disrupting the Doctor's TARDIS' circuitry and disabling their sonic screwdriver. (TV: Resolution)

History Edit

One such Dalek arrived on 9th century Earth, becoming possibly the first Dalek ever to arrive on the planet. It was defeated by an army of humans on British soil in the Battle of Hope Valley. The mutant was divided into three pieces by the Three Custodians, while its casing was destroyed. Some parts of the casing remained, and the third Custodian did not complete his journey to the burial site in Yorkshire.

This part, recovered by archaeologists in Sheffield, was exposed to ultraviolet light and the energy restored it. The mutant was able to possess Lin and forced her to rebuild its casing using what was left from the 9th century and Earth supplies from a farm owned by a man it killed named Dinkle. It continued its mission in preparing Earth for an invasion from the Dalek Fleet.

The Dalek was finally defeated when the Thirteenth Doctor jettisoned it into a supernova. (TV: Resolution)

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