The Cybermen were a collective of cyborgs that had once existed as flesh and blood creatures. The race originally came into being when the planet Mondas, Earth's twin planet, drifted out of the Sol System. Cut off from the Sun, its inhabitants, the Mondans were stuck on a dying planet and had to adapt to survive without natural processes. As their bodies aged and grew sick, they began to replace the damaged pieces with mechanical components. However, the transformation continued until it resulted in total loss of individuality and emotion, and bore an artificial species who operated on cold logic, thinking all others should become like them. Cybermen were purely concerned with self-preservation, upgrading others into their ranks through any means necessary, and killing the incompatible or those who opposed Cyber-conversion. The Cybermen even existed in a parallel universe, brought about as the brainchild of the late John Lumic. These Cybermen crossed the barrier between universes and united forces with the Mondan Cybermen, upgrading each other to greater echelons. These advances reached their height when the Cybermen adapted for war, resulting in their most sophisticated and deadly evolution to date.

Beware species with the same name
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Not the Vogan you were expecting?

The show's been on forever. Some species names are simply going to get reused. One of the most obvious are the Vogans. Most fans remember the Vogan from season 12's Revenge of the Cybermen. But there's also the Vogans that plagued the Third Doctor

Start at species

The top-level category for species is category:species. We know what you're thinking: "Why did we make it too difficult to figure out?" Well, the admin staff of this wiki delight in making things as hard to figure out as possible. .

From another dimension

When it comes to identifying where a species comes from, surely there's no cooler concept than other dimension species!

Anthropomorphic animal fan?
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How can you not love a Judoon platoon upon the Moon?

If you like alien species that are based on Earth animals, you're in luck. All you have to do is go to the page of an Earth mammal and check out the "looks like" box. For instance, if you wanna know what aliens look like elephants, just go that pachyderm's page and find yourself a breadcrumb at the top of the page.

Biology rules!

One of the cooler species categories is species by biology. Take a gander! That category will help you find species by the special biology they have. Aquatic species, energy beings, species with binary vascular systems — they're all here waiting for you.

Crazy, crazy species names

Maybe no publication has been so active in the creation of off-the-wall species than Doctor Who Adventures. Some of the funkiest names in DWU history come from that mag. Both Homozillians and Hussuloofian come from DWA – and we've not even looked outside the hs.

Sometimes, our category names are kinda long

Sometimes, our category names get very specific so that they're clearly worded. A nice, wordy category is the surprisingly helpful Species influential to Earth's past

Slavery ain't just from the American South

Perhaps unfortunately, there's an awful lot of slavery in the Doctor Who universe. That's why we absolutely need a large-isn category like slave species.

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