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Ogron
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This article concerns the species. For the organisation, see OGRON.

Ogrons were strong, ape-like humanoids of limited intelligence, typically used by other species as mercenaries. They were most often employed by the Daleks.

Biology

Ogrons had a mix of Human and ape traits. It was believed that this mixture of traits was due to climatic changes on their home planet. (MA: The Romance of Crime, PDA: Mission: Impractical) They were around 7 feet tall, with bowed legs, long arms and barrelled chests. Their faces were flat, with a powerful jaw and small eyes. Ogrons had immense strength, far greater than a Human. Their nervous systems were highly resistant to shock and were protected by muscles, meaning that they could survive multiple bullets. Their only weak spot was the top of their head. (DWN: Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks)

Typical size of an Ogron

Ogrons were relatively unintelligent, spoke in simple sentences and had obedient, stoic personalities. (DWN: Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks) Despite this, Ogron speech used subsonic frequencies, which meant that were more intelligent than they might have appeared. (EDA: Interference - Book One and Book Two)

Culture

Ogrons usually worked in groups

The Ogrons lived in scattered communities on a planet on the outer fringes of the Mutter's Spiral, far from the central space-ways. The dominant lifeform on their home planet was a monster which preyed upon the Ogrons, yet they prayed to it with reverence. Many Ogrons were taken off the planet to be employed as mercenaries. (DW: Frontier in Space)

This dedication to other parties' goals prevented the study of the Ogron culture itself. They were mostly known for their desire to work unquestioningly for several different parties. By far, their most common employers were the Daleks. (DW: Day of the Daleks, Frontier in Space; BFA: Return of the Daleks). However, they also worked for the Master (DW: Frontier in Space) and the Remote (EDA: Interference - Book One and Book Two).

Though generally thought to be stupid, they did have some mental prowess. They exibited, for instance, an aptitude for flying spacecraft. (DW: Frontier in Space) It was possible, however, this skill was the result of a powerful natural gift of mimicry, rather than true intelligence. (EDA: Interference - Book One and Book Two) On rare occasions, as with Gershak, Ogrons received mental implants which gave them extraordinary and quite genuine intelligence. (NA: Shakedown, Mean Streets).

Despite the dearth of information about them, Ogrons were likely a well-recognized species, judging by their familiarity to other races. For instance, at least one Ogron was in the miniscope owned by the showman Vorg. (DW: Carnival of Monsters) Also, Frobisher, a shapeshifting former companion of the Doctor, mentioned that his wife had fallen in love with him when he was in the shape of an Ogron. (BFA: The Holy Terror)

Behind the scenes

Different writers have posited varying notions about Ogron intelligence levels. Their television appearance in Frontier in Space portrayed them as unambiguously simple-minded. A few of the Doctor Who Magazine appearances have showed them as somewhat more intelligent. The Interference duology held that Ogrons were in fact equally intelligent to humans, but were faking stupidity.

Aliens and Enemies of Season 9
Day of the Daleks: Daleks  • The Controller  • Ogrons The Curse of Peladon: Arcturus  • Alpha Centauri  • Aggedor  • Hepesh  • Ice Warriors  • Peladonians The Sea Devils: The Master  • Sea Devils  • Chief Sea Devil  • George Trenchard The Mutants: The Marshal  • Solonians  • Jaeger  • Varn's SonThe Time Monster: The Master  • Kronos  • Minotaur  • Chronovores
Aliens and Enemies of Season 10
The Three Doctors: Omega  • Gell guards  • Anti-matter Organism  • Time Lords Carnival of Monsters: Lurmans  • Drashigs  • Kalik  • Plesiosaurus  • Orum  • Inter Minorians Frontier in Space: Draconians  • The Master  • Ogrons  • Daleks  • Ogron eater  • Cross Planet of the Daleks: Daleks  • Dalek Supreme  • Thals  • Spiridonians  • Sponge-plants  • Eye-plants The Green Death: BOSS  • Giant Maggots  • Giant Flies  • Stevens  • Ralph Fell  • Elgin  • Hinks  • James
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