Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Weeping Angels

Just a run-down on some Weeping Angels facts - perhaps one of the more frightening monsters that Doctor Who may have come across. These creatures are also known as the Lonely Assassins, these aliens could only attack their targets if you took your eyes off them. The moment anyone looks directly at them, they become immobile and powerless. But, turn away, even for a split second, and they send you back randomly into the past, feeding off the temporal energy that is left behind by your life no longer existing in your proper timeline.

Weeping Angels Facts
Other Names : The Lonely Assassins
Home Planet : Unknown
Appearance : Winged Humanoid Statue
Weaknesses : If they see each other they turn into stone.
First Appearance: Blink
Doctor: Tenth Doctor
Last Appearance: Flesh & Stone

Possessing a natural and unique defence mechanism, the Angels are quantum locked. This means that they can only move when no other living creature, including their own kind, is looking at them. As soon as they are observed, they instantly turn to stone and cannot be killed.

The Weeping Angels were winged humanoids who evolved numerous unique survival mechanisms throughout their time, including the ability to move creatures back through time with a touch. This allowed them to consume the potential energy from the time the victims could have had alive had the Angels not transported the victim back in time.

In The Time of Angels the Doctor and Amy along with River Song went hunting for a solitary Angel but discovered an army of them waiting in the Maze of the Dead! Although the Lonely Assassins vastly outnumbered their prey the Doctor was able to outwit them using gravity and the army was defeated. But there's no telling where the Weeping Angels might strike next... the Doctor must remain on his guard against these beautiful but merciless killers.

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