It was the location where Davros tried to kill the Nightmare Child during the Last Great Time War. Even among the Daleks the twisted abomination known as the Nightmare Child was feared and avoided. Elsa returned to her human form and the now Frozen Nightmare Child shattered into a million pieces just as the bomber plane arrived. --AleXM 09:59, December 5, 2010, There isn't an episode that suggests that timelords can't reproduce, and the fact that they only have 12 regenerations, and didn't go extinct before the time war proves that they can reproduce. I've always imagined it as a large, demonic child head, but that's just me. (PROSE: The Third Wise Man) However, the Child survived. If the timelords did create the nightmare child, than they meant for it to be some kind of monster, or whatever it was, so that they could use it against the Daleks.Icecreamdif 00:25, December 7, 2010 (UTC), it might be the devil himself that the timelords somehow released, The Nightmare child wasn't featured in the day of the doctor so i don't know. A possiblitiy is that: we don't know all of the factions in the Time War. The Doctor had always described it as something not nice at all. Or maybe he was the ultimate dude in the time war, walking around causing trouble for both the daleks and, the time lords, obliterating whole platoons on both sides on a whim or a tantrum. With these two races: one is igorant, the other is idiotic, and both equally reckless, they are bound to create something catastrophic...I mean look at Gallifrey, the Doctor thinks it's beautiful, EEA and UNEP people would probably get heart attacks if they see what the planet look like. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. but maybe not enough to swallow a dalek ship (mother ship), just plain ships, but also something living. With Rod Serling, Janice Rule, Shepperd Strudwick, Terry Burnham. Delton Menace 17:12, January 2, 2010 (UTC), The Doctor seemed to be scared of the things in the time war and what scares the doctor the most... somthing that just kills. But this time the Doctor appeared a bit more... frightened when mentioning it. I removed that. It smashed open saucers as if they were soggy lentils, burst open War TARDISes as if they were confetti bags, and pulled them in to its cavernous maw from which there is … Unbeknownst to the Doctor, who had tried to save him, Davros was rescued by Dalek Caan , who had escaped the events of " Evolution of the Daleks " (2007) via an emergency temporal shift. (The Third Wise Man) In actuality, Davros was saved when Dalek Caan broke the War’s time-lock and took him to the post-war universe. Because the Nightmare Child was mentioned yet again in The End of Time, it raises the question: what is it? (TV: The End of Time), When reliving a memory from his eighth incarnation, the Tenth Doctor recalled "laugh[ing] in the face of the Nightmare Child". Maybe the Nightmare Child is simply death. That is generated from child time lords fear. Or something like that and was used by the Time Lords as a weapon agianst the Daleks. And it is dipicted as a child, like a demonic child. The Prime Minister's memory of the Doctor had b… CONDUCT EMERGENCY MANEUVERS!'' The Nightmare of Black Island is a BBC Books original novel written by Mike Tucker and based on the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who. Davros saw it as the "perfect Dalek," rising above the flaws of every other Dalek. Even if they couldn't, that is not something that they would be worrying about during the timewar, since they could bring people back to life to fight in it anyway, without waiting for them to grow up. The Nightmare Child The Last Great Time War. Bigredrabbit (talk to me) 04:12, March 9, 2010 (UTC), I think it's something the daleks made. Lutennant Vell the jugde. There is no more need for a doctor." This is war. The Tenth Doctor believed, in 2008's The Stolen Earth, that Davros' command ship had flown into the jaws of the Nightmare Child - an often discussed but never depicted monstrosity from the Time War. In the short episode, The Dalek that Time Forgot, it actually shows what the Nightmare Child looks like. Except, the freaking thing is, how on Earth did it knock when it didn't have a physical form? --203.168.176.42 13:12, July 27, 2010 (UTC). Davros’ command ship flew into the jaws of the Nightmare Child, and the Gates of Elysium closed behind them. They mentioned "his emtpire." It sounds like the Nightmare Child may have been a huge, demonic monster, or something. (Video Archive: The Stolen Earth) The Tenth Doctor said "I saw Arcadia destroyed. That really freaks me out when I think about it. So keep imagining, but as yet you haven't quite got there!Feumas 23:52, February 20, 2010 (UTC), I think it is some sort of large creature capable of consuming planets and ships,it has been said it has Jaws and i remember hearing on this wiki somewhere that in a comic strip the doctor claimed to have 'laughed in the face of the nightmare child'.Now if something has jaws and a face that sounds like some sort of creature to me.Something else from the time war i would like to know more about is the could've been king and his armies of meanwhiles and never weres,i assume from the names that he is an entity which creates alternative and rejected timelines in a simmilar way to the trickster.--666hotline 13:53, February 27, 2010 (UTC), To agree with 6666hotline, I thought of him as similar to Faction Paradox from the novels 86.183.23.10 17:37, February 27, 2010 (UTC), Unless ofcourse when the Doctor meantions it has a face, and jaws, its like reffering to "the jaws of defeat" or "the face of evil" ya know? https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/The_Third_Wise_Man_(short_story) The nightmare child also does not care about good or evil it simply kills everything and its large enough to grab a small comand ship out of the sky and eat it so I'd say 700 ft esily. Picture [edit source] kSteed ☎ 03:39, 29 November 2020 (UTC) Why is Dalek Emperor concept art from Series 1 art being used or the Nightmae Child? The cell door began to open and a red Dalek was waiting. A schoolteacher keeps seeing a strange little girl in her apartment building. But what … ), so perhaps it was born from the bloodshed and hatred? Weird... Delton Menace 02:39, January 3, 2010 (UTC), The Nightmare Child is one of those Time War things that can't be shown or described, because it's too complicated for the human mind to grasp. the Command Dalek screeched, and with good reason. Davros' command ship flew into the "jaws" of this being during the first year of the war at the Gates of Elysium. Though, saying a metaphor will return with the breaking of the Time Lock seems to stretch it a little :P Cannon881 21:09, March 6, 2010 (UTC), The Nightmare Child was born in the most firerce war in history (as in, BORN?! One of the first Time Lords to take the threat the Daleks posed seriously, she came to Karn with a proposition. Some of the weapons are creepifying just by their names — the Dalek fleet that "flew into the jaws of the Nightmare Child" is one hell of a Noodle Incident to ponder. The whole army of meanwhiles and neverwheres could just be timelord soilders, recall the council members did say that at the very heart of the time war people were dieing, and being revived only to die in another more dire way, these "people" would of course have been driven mad by the constant war. The Nightmare Child thought that this reluctance to push the limits of regeneration had no justification other than squeamishness, and increasingly felt it an indulgence her people could no longer afford. (PROSE: The Day of the Doctor) The Nightmare Child quickly became out of control, wanting to consume everything like a hungry child. In 2540, a scientific group of no more than twelve grey Daleks, led by a Dalek Section Leader, attempted to learn the technique of invisibility from the natives of Spiridon, operating from a laboratory. Someone mentioned earlier that it sounded 'Cthulu'. Jim393 19:57, January 8, 2010 (UTC), I recon it is a giant bug like thing that Davros flew into. Davros was believed to have been killed. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. "Don't call me 'Doctor' Davros. --Catkind121 21:47, January 8, 2010 (UTC), Wait a sec, can anyone tell me if this was mentioned anywhere apart from in The End of Time? He was created by screenwriter Terry Nation, originally for the 1975 serial Genesis of the Daleks. The Nightmare Child was the first and only specimen of a new type of Dalek, created by Davros during the first year of the Last Great Time War. Davros is a genius who has mastered many areas of science, but also a megalomaniac … The whole "birth" of the nightmare child could've just been in reference to the construction of a vessel so powerful, as the time lords are supposed to be a peaceful race. A rupture in the fabric of reality due to the all the paradoxes produced by both the Daleks and Timelords through their time manipulations and time travelling within the Time War. (TV: Planet of the Daleks) Amongst the humanised Daleks of Kyrol, scientists such as … 17:29, January 2, 2010 (UTC), While that's very possible, I think that it's some sort of entity, think Unicron from Transformers, it doesn't strike me as being small enough to be a monster.Excalibur-117 17:40, January 2, 2010 (UTC). I agree when the Eternals left reality, it would've come out to play. Elsa kept up the barrage of ice until the Monster froze solid inside the Zoo. Davros saw it as the "perfect Dalek," rising above the flaws of every other Dalek. The nightmare child also does not care about good or evil it simply kills everything and its large enough to grab a small comand ship out … The Nightmare Child was the first and only specimen of a new type of Dalek, created by Davros during the first year of the Last Great Time War. Legend of the Nightmare Child: Doctor Who. 'Grandfather!' Shouted Susan Thanks! The Prime Minister ordered the abduction of the Eleventh Doctor and his companions, Amy Pond and Rory Williams, summoning them to the Parliament of the Daleks and granting them a mission to lower the indestructible force field of the Dalek Asylumso it could be destroyed to prevent the Daleks in the Asylum from breaking out. The Nightmare Child was born during the Last Great Time War. Hence thats why Davros flew into it. In the Writer's Tale book by RTD, he mentions the full name being the Dalek Emperor's Nightmare Child. Bait-and-Switch Comment: But the name is damn creepy. A certain horror of the Last Great Time War is only mentioned in passing, the name only remembered in legend. https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/Nightmare_Child?oldid=3069914, Coincidentally, the Nightmare Child backstory from. For the most part, in the early days of the Time War the Time Lords had not shown much interest in pushing the boundaries of what regeneration could entail. I would imagine it would resemble a child, but would be a giant monster, about the size of a building. Feumas 11:08, February 17, 2010 (UTC), I actully think the nightmare child is a demon, like monster, or some sort of giant thingy that floats around in space eating things all around. also the Master ran from the time war before the Nightmare child was introduced so i doubt he had any involvement in its creation/construction/or birth... 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