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Empress of the Racnoss
Also known as: The Empress
Race: Racnoss
Home Planet:
Home Era: 4.6 billion years ago
Appearances: DW: The Runaway Bride
DW: Turn Left (flashback)
DW: The Unicorn and the Wasp (mentioned) DW: The End of Time (flashback)
Actor: Sarah Parish

The Empress of the Racnoss was the leader of the Racnoss Empire, an empire destroyed by the Gallifreyans over 4.6 billion years ago. She was the only Racnoss to survive and not hibernate in the Earth's core, but instead thrived in her ship, the Webstar, orbiting Earth for billions of years until the Torchwood Institute developed Huon particles with which she could revive her race.

The Empress was encountered by the Doctor on Christmas Day 2007 in a secret location under the Thames Barrier, trying to awaken her long-dead race (whom she called "her children") with the Huon energy within the bodies of Donna Noble and Lance Bennett after being fed it within drinks, being given coffee and water respectively. Lance was originally affiliated with the Empress, however after the disappearance of Donna after being taken by the Doctor she sent Lance to the centre of the Earth where the Racnoss spaceship was, and the Huon particles awoke the Racnoss who then proceeded to feast on Lance.

Her plans to revive the Racnoss were foiled by the Doctor when he used controls stolen from a Robot Santa to stop the Santas shooting him and to bring bombs disguised as baubles from a Robotic Christmas Tree flying around the secret room and then detonating, crashing into pipes, thereby letting the Thames flood into the room and surrounding the Empress with fire, and then finally drowning the Racnoss with the Thames water.

The Empress then transmatted up to her Webstar and vowed revenge on the Doctor and all of planet Earth by scorching it, however the lack of Huon energy left the Webstar defenceless and allowed the British Army to destroy it, presumably destroying both the Webstar and the Empress. (DW: The Runaway Bride) The order to destroy the Webstar apparently came from Harold Saxon.

In an alternate timeline, the encounter between the Doctor and the Empress ended differently. Although she was still killed, the Doctor also died, leading to a chain of events that drastically altered Earth history. (DW: Turn Left) The Empress of the Racnoss was among one of the many aliens to appear in a flashback when Donna began remembering the Doctor on Christmas 2010. (DW: The End of Time)

Aliens and Enemies of Series 3
The Runaway Bride: Empress of the Racnoss  • Racnoss  • Lance Bennett  • Roboforms  • Roboform Christmas Tree
Smith and Jones: Florence Finnegan  • Judoon  • Slabs The Shakespeare Code: Carrionites  • Lilith  • Bloodtide  • Doomfinger Gridlock: Macra  • Face of Boe  • Catkind  • Pharmacists Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks: Daleks  • Cult of Skaro  • Dalek Sec  • Dalek Caan  • Dalek Thay  • Dalek Jast  • Pig slaves  • Diagoras  • Human-Daleks The Lazarus Experiment: Richard Lazarus  • Sylvia Thaw  • Mysterious Man 42: Torajii  • Hal Korwin  • Dev Ashton  • Miss Dexter Human Nature/The Family of Blood: Family of Blood  • Son of Mine  • Daughter of Mine  • Father of Mine  • Mother of Mine  • Scarecrows Blink: Weeping Angels Utopia: Futurekind  • Chantho  • Chieftain  • Wiry Woman  •The Master The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords: The Master  • Toclafane  • Lucy Saxon  • Miss Dexter  • Futurekind
The Infinite Quest: Baltazar  • Caw  • Squawk  • Kaliko  • Swabb  • Skeleton Crew  • Oil rigs  • Ulysees Meregrass  • Mantasphids  • Mantasphid Queen  • Constantine Ethelred Gurney  • Lok  • Wardens

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