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Appearance / Type: Reptilian cyborg
Also known as: Loch Ness Monster, Beast of Westmorland
Affiliated with: Zygons
Place of origin: Originally Zygor, later found on Earth
Appearances: DW: Terror of the Zygons
NSA: Sting of the Zygons
EDA: The Bodysnatchers
Mentioned in: DW: Remembrance of the Daleks
School Reunion

Skarasen are large reptilian creatures which resemble dinosaurs.


The Skarasens are massive creatures, large enough to crush a human with one clawed foot, which are cybernetically altered to suit the Zygons' purposes. It had vulnerability to no force short of a nuclear weapon. (DW: Terror of the Zygons) Their skin is highly durable and their skeleton is fused with an extremely tough alloy. (NSA: Sting of the Zygons)

As well as being used as defence, Zygons feed on the milk of the Skarasen. This milk, a green ooze, is vitally needed by the Zygons to survive. (NSA: Sting of the Zygons)


Originally from the Zygon homeworld, many groups of Zygons transported the Skarasen to Earth in their ships with them as an embryo and cybernetically enhanced it as a weapon and see through its eyes via monitor screens.

The group of Zygons who came to Earth in the 12th century brought a Skarasen with them. The Skarasen attacked any persons or objects to which the Zygons attached a transceiver which broadcast an ultrasonic mating call to the Skarasen. The Skarasen's presence in Loch Ness had helped to inspire the local legends of the Loch Ness Monster. Following the Doctor, who had the homing device in his pocket, the Skarasen travelled from Loch Ness to London via the Thames to follow him. The Doctor threw the homing device after for the Skarasen to fetch. Its subsequent fate remains unknown, though with the death of the Zygons on Earth it would have no one left to control it. (DW: Terror of the Zygons)

In 1894 in London The Doctor encountered a group of Zygons and Skarasen babies in London, the Doctor (after nearly killing many of them, by accident) helps the remaining Zygon move the baby Skarasens to an uninhabited planet to begin a colony. (EDA: The Bodysnatchers)

In 1909, another group of Zygons came to Earth. Though they had brought 2 Skarasen, their minds were damaged by the solar radiation brought on during the destruction of Zygor and one was killed during the attempt to repair the damage. The other one was cured by the Doctor and was allowed to escape. (NSA: Sting of the Zygons)

Other References

  • The Doctor obliquely mentioned the Skarasen's appearance in London as an example of alien intervention that Humans preferred to forget or ignore. (DW: Remembrance of the Daleks)
  • Decades later, when Sarah Jane Smith and Rose Tyler vied to outdo each with the monsters they had seen while with the Doctor, Sarah ultimately managed to impress Rose by her statement that she had met the Loch Ness Monster. (DW: School Reunion)
Aliens and Enemies of Season 13
Terror of the Zygons: Zygons  • Skarasen Planet of Evil: Anti-matter Creature  • Sorenson  • Morestrans Pyramids of Mars: Sutekh  • Osirian service robots  • Marcus Scarman  • Ibrahim Namin The Android Invasion: Kraals  • Styggron  • Kraal androids  • Chedaki The Brain of Morbius: Morbius  • Mehendri Solon  • Condo  • Sisterhood of Karn  • Kriz The Seeds of Doom: Krynoids  • Harrison Chase  • Scorby  • Arnold Keeler

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