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Affiliated with: The Soothsayers of Pompeii
Place of origin: Pyrovillia
Appearances: DW: The Fires of Pompeii
Notable Individuals: High Priestess (half-Human)

The Pyroviles were a species of rock-based humanoids from the planet Pyrovillia.


Pyroviles were humanoids with a rock-based form with a magma interior. They were able to shoot flames out of their mouths, which could easily turn a Human to ashes in seconds. They could be killed by sufficient quantities of water, their internal heat being snuffed out and their bodies solidifying. They were tall beings, reaching up to about 10 metres in height and resembling oversized Roman soldiers. Pyroviles came in two varieties - a shorter, easily-destroyed "Foot Soldier" and more advanced, fully grown Pyroviles, which could reach over twice this height.

However, the Pyroviles may only have had this form since they took over the bodies of Humans.

When disintegrated Pyroviles were breathed in by Humans, these particles would slowly transform the humans into Pyroviles themselves. The individuals would slowly turn into rock, until they were entirely stone. The Pyrovilles were also able to enhance the latent psychic powers that Human brains possess. (DW: The Fires of Pompeii)


At some point in their history, the Pyroviles developed advanced technology from rock, and could travel into space. When their homeworld was stolen by Davros (DW: The Stolen Earth), a group of Pyroviles escaped in an escape pod, which crashed on Earth. The Pyroviles were obliterated in the explosion and eroded into dust particles in the core of Mount Vesuvius. They waited for thousands of years until they were woken up by an earthquake in 62 CE. They were able to influence the soothsayers of Pompeii into creating a ventilation system, allowing the remains of the Pyroviles to be breathed in. These affected people were able to tell the future accurately from the time rift which formed around Pompeii.

The High Priestess halfway through the transformation into Pyrovile. (DW: The Fires of Pompeii)

By 79 CE, full-grown Pyrovilles had created a base beneath Vesuvius and planned to convert the power of the volcanic eruption to change all Humans into Pyroviles and create a new Pyrovillia. The Doctor stopped this and knowingly caused Mount Vesuvius to erupt and destroy the Pyroviles and the nearby town of Pompeii. When asked by Donna Noble about the possiblity of them surviving the eruption, he revealed that the blast was going to be too powerful for even them to withstand. (DW: The Fires of Pompeii)

The Torchwood Institute learned about the Pyroviles through the monitoring of a 1923 British archaeological survey of Rome by Professor Livesy-Smythe, which turned up a scroll detailing the events, as chronicled by Caecilius. This unlikely tale was later corroborated by the discovery of huge Pyrovile footprints and marble circuits in the Pompeii ruins. (WEB: Captain Jack's Monster Files)

Aliens and Enemies of Series 4
Voyage of the Damned: Max Capricorn  • Heavenly Host  • Bannakaffalatta
Partners in Crime: Cofelia  • Matron Cofelia's guards  • Adipose The Fires of Pompeii: Pyrovile  • Lucius Petrus Dextrus  • High Priestess  • Soothsayer  • Sibylline Sisterhood Planet of the Ood: Ood  • Klineman Halpen  • Ood Brain  • Ood Sigma  • Kess  • Solana Mercurio  • Ood Delta 50  • Bartle  • Rep The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky: Sontarans  • Staal  • Skorr  • Martha Clone  • Luke Rattigan The Doctor's Daughter: Hath  • Cobb  • Hath Gable  • Hath Peck The Unicorn and the Wasp: Vespiforms  • Arnold Golightly  • The Unicorn Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead: Vashta Nerada  • Nodes  • 710/aqua  • Charlotte Lux  • Doctor Moon  • Ella and Joshua Midnight: Midnight Entity Turn Left: Fortune Teller  • Time Beetle  • Adipose  • Empress of the Racnoss The Stolen Earth/Journey's End: Daleks  • Davros  • Dalek Caan  • Supreme Dalek  • Vault Daleks  • Judoon  • Shadow Architect • Mr Smith  • Human-Time Lord Meta-Crisis
Music of the Spheres: Graske
The Next Doctor: Cybermen  • Mercy Hartigan/CyberKing  • Cyber-Leader  • Cybershades  • Cybershade 16  • Mr Scoones  • Mr Cole  • Mr Fetch
Captain Jack's Monster Files Spotlight Aliens and Enemies
Adipose  • Pyrovile  • Ood  • Sontaran  • Slitheen family  • Hath  • Vespiform  • Vashta Nerada  • Judoon  • Midnight Entity  • Trickster's Brigade  • Dalek  • Davros  • Sycorax/Racnoss/Max Capricorn/Heavenly Host/Roboform/Roboform Christmas Tree/Graske/Changeling  • Cyberman  • Weeping Angels

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