The Valeyard

First Appeared 1986
ScaresAre you scared of this monster?0Scared
The Valeyard, The Valeyard,  paralax rear

Prosecutor at the Sixth Doctor's trial, the Valeyard attempted to find the Doctor guilty of interference and genocide, a verdict that would result in the death penalty. He presented damning testimony from the Doctor's affairs on Ravalox, blamed him for Peri's apparent death on Thoros Beta and the genocide of the Vervoid race. As the trial culminated, the Master revealed that the Valeyard was in fact an incarnation of the Doctor himself - an amalgamation of all the Doctor's potential darkness, from a point in the his future. After a pitched battle with the Doctor in the dreamscape of the Gallifreyan Matrix, the Valeyard died when the weapon he intended to turn on the Time Lords overloaded. However, As the Doctor departed with all charges against him dropped, it was clear that the Valeyard had survived...

  • I too find it repugnant to witness, my lady, but the Doctor has a well-known predilection for violence.

Latest Articles

Five 'other Doctors' from 50 years of Doctor Who

| Christopher Allen | Permalink

Following the shock ending of The Name of the Doctor, and in honour of the Valeyard appearing in our Monsters section, we’ve decided to highlight five of the "other Doctors" that have featured in Doctor Who.

Introducing John Hurt as the Doctor - from Doctor Who: The Name of the Doctor

Big Finish stages the Trial of the Valeyard

| Permalink

Big Finish have revealed that this year’s exclusive subscriber-only audio drama sees the Sixth Doctor back in court, but this time, at the Trial of the Valeyard.

The Valeyard in Doctor Who