Top Ten Doctor Who Monsters and Villains

A collection of the Doctor's deadliest foes from across time and space, including enemies from the various audio dramas, books, comics and various other forms of media, not just from the show.

The Top Ten

1 The Daleks


I shouldn't really have to explain why they are the best. If you never showed the weeping angels again, people wouldn't mind. They were a good one off story and when they tried to reintroduce them for a second time it fell flat on its face. The Daleks are the obvious choice for people who actually watch doctor who and not vote the weeping angels after they saw "that one episode".

The Daleks are the most popular of the Doctor's foes. They have been in the show since the start and will be there to fight the Doctor until the end. I know people love the Weeping Angels, but they were good in Blink, but really should have appeared that one time.

Love the Daleks call them the doctors worst enemy ever "EXTERMINATE" (love it when they do that)

2 The Cybermen

The best. Why? Well, the daleks want to wipe out every body else out. but the cybermen are gems because they want to remove emotion and not wipe everyone else out, but convert them into more cybermen. this is genius. And, as well as being the only remaining species, you get more of yourself as a bonus. Also, In nightmare in silver (spoilers! ) They are shown to be able to half convert and have super speed. they are the perfect villan.

This is coming from a person who has watched the episodes including the cybermen after classic who but the cybermen are one of the best villains in all of doctor who from when I first saw them in Rise Of The Cybermen/Age Of Steel to their latest appearance in World Enough And Time/The Doctor Falls. I love them because they are scary and their concept is so unique, humans that have been removed of all emotion and their only goal is to make rest of humanity like them. I admit that from series 6 onwards they have been in very meh stories (Excluding World Enough And Time/The Doctor Falls) and they have become a little overused but this still doesn't phase me too much as long as they don't keep going down this path - TheGamingLad

He's big he's bad and he will crush you (she I guess? )

I'm 16 and I've been watching doctor who for at least 10 years now and the Cybermen

3 The Master

The ideal Doctor Who foe. A polar opposite of our favourite Time Lord, the Master is stunning, intelligent, manipulative and is one step ahead of the Doctor (well, not all the time, but you get my drift). Personally, I hope he returns in the next series of the show.

He's plain EVIL! The doctor forgave him and the master just went against him again! Why is he so evil? - Catsarah123

WERE NOW IN THE TOP 5 AND you KNEW THAT HED BE HERE didn't U? - lking1134

He's great because we can actually understand his motivations- time travel was so powerful that he misused it and it turned him evil, which is meaningful to viewers as opposed to the Daleks which I feel are kind of boring because nobody can relate to being an emotionless warrior.

4 Weeping Angels

I am never going to blink at a statue again

Almost every single time they appear in an episode, the Weeping Angels seem to gain an additional power. That being said, the Weeping Angels are pretty badass - the only way to defeat them is to get them to look at one another, and even then (Though they will never move again) it can never be told if they have died, or have just...not continued to exist.

I'd like to point out that they are not "kind" killers. In Flesh and Stone, the Bob angel said that he was making Amelia scared, "For fun, sir."

Definitely the scariest (yet kind) "killers" in the Doctor Who universe

5 The Silence

The very idea of these creatures is genius! Once you look away from them you forget all about them - it means they may have influenced the entirety of human evolution since the stone age, if not further back. Also, they look and sound as scary as Hell!

The source of my nightmares... I freak out now whenever I see Sharpie marks on my hand!

The only Doctor Who villain that could actually exist in the real world, and no one would ever know. - famsquad

It's creepy because you never remember them, so they could be anywhere

6 Davros Davros is a character from the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. He was created by screenwriter Terry Nation, originally for the 1975 serial Genesis of the Daleks.

Just look at him this guy all evil

A timeless nemesis, Gave me Goosebumps when he returned in the season finale of series 4

7 The Sontarans
8 Raxacoricofallapatorians The Slitheen are a family of massive, bipedal extraterrestrials from the British science fiction television series Doctor Who and are adversaries of the Ninth Doctor and later Sarah Jane Smith.
9 The Vashta Nerada

Talk about silent but deadly

The coolest monsters

They are spooky

Silent killers

10 The Ice Warriors

The Ice Warriors should definitely be in the Top 10, I fell in love with them for the first time when I saw them in Seeds of Death.

The Contenders

11 The Ood


In my option, Planet of the Ood is one of the most underrated Doctor Who episode in it's 52 years


12 The Sea Devils
13 The Zygons
14 The Beast


15 The Silurians

I find them very interesting because they're not exactly evil, and they have a good backstory.

16 Sutekh
17 The Great Intelligence
18 The Autons

Love em so underrated

Manakins freak the hell out of me.

19 The Midnight Entity

Creepy and nearly caused a group of people to kill The Doctor who was powerless to do anything

20 Omega
21 The Abzorbalovians


22 Headless Monks

#17? The Headless Monks were awesome when I saw them in A Good Man Goes To War!

23 The Monk
24 The Ravenous

From the Big Finish audios, they are absolutely terrifying! - kanetheundertaker25

25 The Toymaker
26 Robot Yeti
27 The Flood
28 The Macra
29 Sandminer Robots
30 The Mara

The Dr. Who Mara is actually based upon the Buddhist Mara.

31 The Valeyard

They do say your worst enemy is yourself, and this incarnation of the Doctor is a perfect example of that.

32 Cybermats
33 The Rani
34 Sil
35 The Eleven

Renegade Time Lord who retains the personalities of his previous incarnations, Member of the Doom Coalition in the Big Finish audio dramas. - kanetheundertaker25

36 John Lumic
37 Rassilon
38 The War Chief
39 Fenric
40 The Black Guardian
41 Azal
42 Sharaz Jek
43 Sycorax
44 Dalek Emperor
45 Cybershades
46 The Cult of Skaro
47 The Boneless
48 Judoon
49 The Toclafane
50 Wirrn

These insectoid aliens had a really unique design, and were quite interesting to me

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