Spoilers are precisely defined here. Rules vary by the story's medium. Info from television stories can't be added here until after the top or bottom of the hour, British time, closest to the end credits roll on BBC One. Therefore, fans in the Americas who are sensitive to spoilers should avoid Tardis on Sundays until they've seen the episode.


IndexTimey-wimey detector → Timeline - Ice Warriors
Spoilers aren't cool here.
(Try The Howling, instead.)

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


Old empire[]

The first Ice Warriors are created on Mars by the Gandorans.
The Ice Warriors live a peaceful life, however the events leading to the evaporation of Mars' atmosphere occur.
The Doctor visits an Ice Warrior prison in Antarctica before both being frozen for "a few million years" before being found and dethawed in 2012.
The Ice Warriors go into hibernation as their atmosphere evaporates. Izdaal says he will face the red dawn "tomorrow."
Izdaal faces the red dawn, and 12,000 years later, after entering suspended animation, Isskar locates the Doctor on Safeplace.
Apart from Isskar, the rest of the Ice Warriors are apparently in suspended animation on Mars (TV: Empress of Mars), Deimos, the Asteroid belt (AUDIO: Deimos), Antarctica (AUDIO: Frozen Time), and probably more.


Circa 3000 BC, the Ice Warriors led by Ice Queen Iraxxa enter hibernation on Mars. Around the same time, Grand Marshal Skaldak ends up on Earth's North Pole as a result of Dalek temporal technology. (TV: Cold War, PROSE: The Jeopardy of Solar Proximity)
Sskoll recognises Skaldak's name.
Iraxxa and her Ice Warriors awake from hibernation. Offered assistance by Alpha Centauri, they prepare to leave their dead planet and join the universe.
Skaldak has been frozen in North Pole for 5000 years. He is picked up by a Martian spacecraft.
Humans and Ice Warriors have had numerous wars. The Galactic Federation is in the Ice Warriors’ future.

The Galactic Federation[]

An Ice Warrior called Ssard becomes a companion of the Eighth Doctor.
Ssard settles down in his own time period with new wife and fellow companion Stacy Townsend following months of adventures with the Doctor.

After the Federation[]

The Ice Warriors participate in the Siege of Trenzalore.

Far future[]

Earth and Mars no longer exist.


The Ice Warriors are engaged in a galactic battle against the Daleks. Predominantly grey but led by a Gold Dalek, the Daleks use temporal technology, bronze command saucers and Councillor-class assault craft (Planet of the Daleks). Skaldak uses the Daleks' temporal technology to escape, ending up on Earth circa 3000 BC.
Space-faring Ice Warriors face the Cybermen on Yama-10. The two species are unfamiliar with one another.