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Slitheen Family
Leader: Unknown
Also known as: Raxacoricofallapatorian

Affiliated with:

Raxacoricofallapatorian criminal sects
Homeland / Bases: Raxacoricofallapatorius (banned)
10 Downing Street (blown up)
Blaidd Drwg
Park Vale School
Appearances: List of Appearances
Notable Members: Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen
Sip Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen
Jocrassa Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen
"Oliver Charles" / "Asquith"
"Sylvia Dillane"
"Tennant James"
"Ewan McAllistar"
Korst Gogg Thek Lutiven-Day Slitheen
Kist Magg Thek Lutiven-Day Slitheen
Glune Fex Fize Sharlaveer-Slam Slitheen
Florm Rox Fey Fenerill-Slam Slitheen
"I am a child of the Slitheen, and this is my hunt!"
Korst Gogg Thek Lutiven-Day Slitheen

The Slitheen were a family of Raxacoricofallapatorian criminals. The Slitheen were rivals (and "cousins") with the Blathereen family, cousins of the Rackateen Family and descendants of the Slavereen who were descended from the Huspick Degenerate.




20th century

The Slitheen may have been operating in Mongolia in 1952. (VG: The Last Dalek)

21st century


The Slitheen were from Raxacoricofallapatorius orginally, and bribed their way into government. Their rule crashed the planet's economy and eventually the population rose up against them. (SJA: The Gift) Exposed, shamed, and arrested en masse in the Great Purge of Yon:556, the entire family was tried and found guilty, in perpetuity and given the death sentence. Many of the Slitheen fled justice, but the family continued to be hunted down by the Blathareen and Judoon. (SJA: Revenge of the Slitheen)

Following this, in March 2006 they disguised themselves as various Humans holding leadership positions and attempted to seize control of the UK government in an effort to start a nuclear war. Their ultimate aim was to turn the Earth into a huge nuclear reactor pile and sell its remains off as starship fuel. This attempt was foiled by the Doctor and his allies. (DW: Aliens of London, World War Three)

Later the same year, in September, Blon, one of their surviving members, managed to get herself elected as Mayor of Cardiff, and tried to abuse her position to attempt to blow up Earth by destroying a local nuclear reactor. The the Rift would amplify the explosion where it would not only destroy Earth but enable her to escape the planet. This effort was also foiled by the Doctor and his allies. (DW: Boom Town)

Later, in September 2008, another branch of the family took over a building company called Coldfire Construction and attempted to achieve the destruction of the Earth by shutting down the Sun. This group of Slitheen were eventually defeated by Sarah Jane Smith and her friends. Though Sarah did not mean to kill them, several ended up dead. Korst Gogg Thek Lutiven-Day Slitheen, a young Slitheen survived, but not his father. (SJA: Revenge of the Slitheen) In February 2009, he teamed up with two other adult Slitheen to seek revenge and make the Moon crash into Earth. (SJA: The Lost Boy) Torchwood Three knew of at least one of these events. (DW: The Stolen Earth)

At some point in either early 2010, a young member of the family took the body of Ambassador Rahnius of the Galactic Alliance and attempted to steal K-9 from Sarah Jane. (SJA: From Raxacoricofallapatorius With Love) Later on, two more Slitheen would attempt to crush the Earth into a giant diamond; they were thwarted and captured by two Blathereen, who sentenced them to death. (SJA: The Gift)

By 2012, Henry van Statten possesed a Slitheen arm. (DW: Dalek)

A young member of the Slitheen family

Later 21st century

A group of Slitheen returned to Earth in the late 21st century with hostile intentions but went home after a short time. (NSA: Snowglobe 7)

Post-21st century

After these attempts, their fortunes started to wane. They were put out of business by the Blathereen, since they were cheaper and more effective. In the year 2501, Ecktosca and Dram discovered the activities going on in Justicia and attempted to take over the operations. They were captured, but later escaped with the help of the Doctor. After the death of Don Arco, they stole the surviving warp-hole technology to rebuild their fortune. (NSA: The Monsters Inside)

In the 347th century, the family were still exiled from Raxacoricofallapatorius, although they expected a reappraisal in the coming 1000 years. When their time-travel package tour appeared to kill a tourist, they were taken to court and bankrupted. (NSA: The Slitheen Excursion)

Slitheen inside 10 Downing Street. (DW: World War Three)

Known Members



Cultural details

The Slitheen placed great importance to hunting, which included the hunting of sentient prey. (SJA: Revenge of the Slitheen) They sometimes displayed joy at triumph by disrobing. (DW: World War Three) Blon said that the Slitheen used venom grubs to dispose of family members not willing to engage in criminal activities (DW: Boom Town).A common tactic by the Slitheen to threaten their enemies in a confrontation is to grab one of them by the neck and threaten to kill them. (DW: Boom Town,SJA: The Lost Boy,The Gift)


The Slitheen have developed a method of disguising themselves as humans by first obtaining the skin of a dead human -- referred to as a skin suit -- and compressing themselves into it. In order for this to work the human victim needed to be heavy set, and the compression had a side effect: a gas exchange occurs which causes the disguised Slitheen to frequently expel gas with a sound similar to human flatulation. (DW: Aliens of London; SJA: Revenge of the Slitheen). In late 2008, the skin suit technology was improved to allow Slitheen to assume a greater variety of human body types, and the gas-exchange issue was eliminated. (SJA: The Lost Boy) It wasn't always initially used (SJA: From Raxacoricofallapatorius With Love; The Gift), but would remain the standard until at least 2501. (NSA: The Monsters Inside)

It is unclear whether the improved skin suits are artificially created, or if humans still need to be killed and their skins obtained.

Minor references

Behind the scenes

  • The Doctor Who Storybook 2008 features an illustration, unconnected to any of the stories, of the Tenth Doctor and Martha hanging onto a cable in a lift shaft while surrounded by Raxacoricofallapatorians; however, there is no context with which to determine whether or not these are Slitheen.
  • Of all the aliens created for the revived series, the Slitheen have been featured the most, having appeared in six television stories, two books and one short story.
  • The Slitheen are the only aliens to have appeared more times on-screen in a spin-off show then in the main series, having been featured in only four episodes (including the cameo in The End Of Time) of Doctor Who, yet appearing in five episodes (and one Comic Relief special) of the Sarah Jane Adventures.
Slitheen Television Stories
Doctor Who
Aliens of London  • World War Three  • Boom Town

The Sarah Jane Adventures
Revenge of the Slitheen  • The Lost Boy  • From Raxacoricofallapatorius With Love

Attack of the Graske  • The Gift  • The End of Time

Blathereen Television stories
The Gift
Aliens and Enemies of Series 1
Rose: Nestene Consciousness  • Autons  • Mickey Auton The End of the World: Cassandra O'Brien.Δ17  • Forest of Cheem  • Adherents of the Repeated Meme  • Metal spiders  • Surgeons  • Crespallion  • Face of Boe  • Moxx of Balhoon  • Ambassadors from the City State of Binding Light  • Mr and Mrs Pacoo  • Hop Pyleen  • Cal MacNannovich  • Scholars of the University of Rago Rago 56 Rago The Unquiet Dead: Gelth  • Peace  • Redpath  • Gabriel Sneed Aliens of London/World War Three: Slitheen family  • Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen  • Jocrassa Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen  • Sip Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen  • Space Pig Dalek: Dalek  • Henry van Statten The Long Game: Mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe  • The Editor  • Automated Corpses Father's Day: Reapers The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances: Empty Child plague  • Nanogenes Boom Town: Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways: Daleks  • Dalek Emperor  • Guard Daleks  • Anne Droid  • Trine-E  • Zu-Zana  • Davinadroid  • Rodrick
Aliens and Enemies of Series 2
The Christmas Invasion: Sycorax  • Fadros Pallujikaa  • Roboforms  • Roboform Christmas Tree
Attack of the Graske: Graske  • Changelings  • Slitheen family  • Zygon
New Earth: Cassandra O'Brien.Δ17  • Chip  • Sisters of Plenitude  • Face of Boe  • New Humans  • Casp  • Jatt Tooth and Claw: Lupine Wavelength Haemovariform  • Brethren  • Angelo School Reunion: Krillitanes  • Lassar  • Wagner  • Jackson The Girl in the Fireplace: Clockwork Droids Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel: Cybermen  • John Lumic/Cyber-Controller  • Crane The Idiot's Lantern: The Wire  • Magpie The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit: The Beast  • Ood  • Tobias Zed  • Seven Gamma Seven Love & Monsters: Abzorbaloff  • Hoix  • Autons Fear Her: Isolus  • Mr Webber  • Scribble Monster Army of Ghosts/Doomsday: Daleks  • Cult of Skaro  • Dalek Sec  • Dalek Caan  • Dalek Thay  • Dalek Jast  • Cybermen  • Cyber-Leader  • Adeola Oshodi  • Gareth Evans  • Matt Crane  • Flying Stingrays
Aliens and Enemies of The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 1
Invasion of the Bane: Bane Kindred  • Bane Mother  • Wormwood  • Davey  • Lesley  • Star Poet Revenge of the Slitheen: Slitheen family  • Korst Gogg Thek Lutiven-Day Slitheen  • Kist Magg Thek Lutiven-Day Slitheen  • Glune Fex Fize Sharlaveer-Slam Slitheen  • Florm Rox Fey Fenerill-Slam Slitheen Eye of the Gorgon: Gorgons  • The Abbess  • Helena  • Gribbins Warriors of Kudlak: Uvlavad Kudlak  • The Mistress  • Mark Grantham  • Slabs  • Uvodni Emperor Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?: The Trickster  • Graske  • Krislok  • Andrea Yates The Lost Boy: Xylok  • Slitheen family  • Korst Gogg Thek Lutiven-Day Slitheen  • Dat Tex Fine Slitheen  • Bioo Goo Von Bar Slitheen
Aliens and Enemies of The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 2
The Last Sontaran: Sontaran  • Kaagh  • Sontaran drones The Day of the Clown: The Pied Piper/Odd Bob the Clown/Elijah Spellman  • Animated clown statues Secrets of the Stars: Ancient Lights  • Martin Trueman The Mark of the Berserker: Berserkers  • Paul Langer  • Jacob West  • Travist Polong The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith: The Trickster  • Graske  • Krislok Enemy of the Bane: Bane Kindred  • Wormwood  • Sontaran  • Kaagh  • Cal Kilburne
From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love: Slitheen family  • Rahnius
Aliens and Enemies of The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 3
Prisoner of the Judoon: Judoon  • Tybo  • Androvax  • Nanoforms The Mad Woman in the Attic: Eve  • Ship  • Adam Lloyd The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith: The Trickster  • The Doctor  • Travist Polong The Eternity Trap: Erasmus Darkening  • Red-Eyed Creature Mona Lisa's Revenge: Mona Lisa  • The Abomination  • The Dark Rider The Gift: Slitheen-Blathereen family  • Tree Lorn Acre Slitheen-Blathereen  • Leef Apple Glyn Slitheen-Blathereen  • Rakweed  • Slitheen family  • Korst Gogg Thek Lutiven-Day Slitheen
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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