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This page lists appearances of Davros in the order in which he experienced them. This timeline is based upon observations of the Doctor Who universe and the events that occur during each of these stories.

Limiting factors[]

What happened to Davros after TV: Revelation of the Daleks and before TV: Remembrance of the Daleks, as well as what happened after Remembrance of the Daleks is complicated but not impossible to reconcile. The conflicting accounts of Davros' ascension to Emperor of the Daleks and dismemberment in Emperor of the Daleks and the sequence of events depicted in The Juggernauts, The Davros Mission, and the framing narrative of I, Davros cannot be reconciled and will therefore be treated as two separate timelines resulting from the Time War.

Davros' personality is subdued by that of an Emperor Dalek in AUDIO: Terror Firma but must be reversed due to his intact personality, which he has at least by shortly before the Time War in PROSE: Father of the Daleks. The explanation for this is as yet unknown.


Early life[]

As a child, Davros' life is saved by the Twelfth Doctor.
In an alternate timeline, the War Master ensures Davros dies before he is severely injured.
Davros is supposedly killed by a Dalek but actually enters suspended animation.

After Skaro[]

Leads directly into Destiny of the Daleks.
"Thousands of years" after the Daleks were created. Davros is awakened and later put in suspended animation.
Davros is still in custody following the events of Destiny of the Daleks. He is removed from cryo-suspension.
Set directly after The Dalek Defence. Davros is eventually returned to Earth custody and placed back into cryo-suspension.
90 years after the events of Destiny of the Daleks, Davros is taken out of suspended animation to cure the Movellan virus.
Takes place after the 38th century. Davros is apparently killed in a spaceship explosion, though the Sixth Doctor knows that he has survived.
Davros oversees the bombardment of the Earth colony of Phobos in the 23rd century. He has a "wizened hand", placing this before Revelation of the Daleks. Anomalously, Davros is depicted as he appeared in Genesis of the Daleks rather than Resurrection of the Daleks.
In the 82nd century, Davros leads the Dalek Empire, which is "demolished" during the Skeletoid invasion of Mutter's Spiral. Davros is depicted as he appears in Resurrection/Revelation.
The Sixth Doctor recalls Davros' apparent demise. Davros' hand is destroyed. He is captured and is taken back to Skaro for trial by the Daleks.
Davros has been put on trial by the Daleks. His body is chainsawed by Abslom Daak but survives to become Emperor of the Daleks.
The ship containing Davros crash lands on Lethe. Davros is likely retrieved after this.
Davros is being put on trial due to the Daleks having their memories wiped. He becomes Emperor once more.
Davros is Emperor of the Daleks and his skirt matches that of a Dalek.
Davros escapes in a Dalek escape pod.

After the Hand of Omega[]

Davros' escape capsule is recovered by the Quetzel, his personality is intact. He is put on trial by the Dalek Prime and executed via matter disintegration. One of his supporters was however operating the machine used for execution so Davros could have survived.
Davros has been separated from his Daleks following the destruction of Skaro. He escapes in a Dalek time machine.
Davros' is brought aboard a Nekkistani time ship. He is also far more insane than normal, most likely a consequence of the predicament he finds himself in at the end of Daleks Among Us. His personality subdued by that of a Dalek Emperor.

The Last Great Time War[]

Davros is recruited into the Time War by the Daleks.
Davros is resurrected during the Time War by the Dalek Time Strategist by merging echoes of Davros from every universe with the body of a Davros from one universe to create the ultimate Davros.
Davros returns to N-Space and attempts to take control of the Dalek Empire. When this fails he is taken prisoner by the Dalek Emperor. The behind the scenes imply that the events surrounding the Nightmare Child are in Davros' future, setting this before The Third Wise Man. (BFX: The Eighth Doctor: Time War: Volume Four)
Davros is seemingly killed in the first year of the Last Great Time War.

After the Time War[]

Davros is retrieved by Dalek Caan, who breaks the time-lock at the cost of his sanity. Using his own DNA, Davros creates a New Dalek Empire led by a Supreme Dalek. Events resume a more linear order after the Last Great Time War.
Residing aboard the Crucible, Davros confronts the Tenth Doctor. He is seemingly killed when the Crucible is destroyed along with the New Dalek Empire.
Davros comments on the Twelfth Doctor being the "new face".
Davros is living among the Daleks, led by a Supreme Dalek, on a reconstructed Skaro. Summoning the Twelfth Doctor, he recalls their confrontations up to The Stolen Earth and learns that the Doctor saved Gallifrey and the Time Lords at the end of the Time War. He is last seen as the Daleks face a rebellion from their decaying numbers from the sewers.
Both of Davros' eyes of working, implying a setting after The Witch's Familiar.


Davros, operating alongside a Dalek Emperor, leads an invasion of Earth in the year 2254, which is thwarted by the Seventh Doctor and Ace. According to PROSE: Head Games, the events of Dalek Attack are a simulation the Doctor created by fictional energies.