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Also known as: Sutekh the Destroyer, Typhonian Beast, Set, Sadok, Satan
Race: Osirian
Home Planet: Phaester Osiris
Home Era: 7000 BCE through 1911
Actor: Gabriel Woolf
"Where I tread, I leave nothing but dust and darkness."

Sutekh, was an evil Osirian who planned to destroy all life in the universe. He feared all forms of life which might one day challenge his hegemony and so became Sutekh the Destroyer, the destroyer of all living things. This included his home planet Phaester Osiris and Mars. He was known throughout the Galaxy by many names, including the Typhonian Beast, Set, Sadok and Satan.

Sutekh's usage of Satan is a tricky matter. Many other beings have used the same name or personality, including the Beast, Hades and the Dæmons. It is possible they knew about each other and were in league with each other. Another possibility is that they used the name at different times and didn't come in contact with the others. He was also the brother and husband of Nephthys.


"Now begins the reign of Sutekh the Destroyer. I shall crush this miserable world and hurl it into the outermost depths of space! My vengeance starts here!"

Sutekh's brother Horus and the remaining 740 Osirians tracked Sutekh down to Ancient Egypt and used their powers to imprison him in a pyramid on Earth. The Eye of Horus, located on Mars, beamed a signal to suppress Sutekh's powers and hold him prisoner. The tales of the Osirians were remembered in Egyptian mythology and Sutekh was able to gain followers, like Ibrahim Namin.

Sutekh within the Time Tunnel

In the year 1911, the archaeologist Professor Marcus Scarman discovered the inner chamber of the Pyramid of Horus, discovering Sutekh and allowing him a chance of escape. Scarman's corpse was used to construct Osirian service robots and a rocket aimed at the Eye of Horus on Mars. Though the Doctor attempts to destroy the rocket eventually succeeded, he was taken over by Sutekh's will and made to take Scarman and the Robots to Mars with the TARDIS. Though the Doctor attempted to stop them, Scarman succeeded in destroying the Eye and freeing Sutekh. Hurrying back to Earth, the Doctor was able to defeat the freed Sutekh by trapping him in a Time Tunnel for thousands of years — longer than the lifespan of an Osirian. (DW: Pyramids of Mars)

Powers and Abilities

"Kneel before the might of Sutekh! In my presence, you are an ant, a termite. Abase yourself, you grovelling insect!"
―Sutekh to the Doctor

Sutekh possessed immense power: he was shown to be able to change the course of history. The Doctor took Sarah Jane Smith to an alternate 1980, which was a ruined and abandoned wasteland. Other evidence would suggest that it is very dangerous and difficult to change the future but a being of Sutekh's power was capable of destroying it.

He was incredibly powerful and easily able to defeat a Time Lord. His powers became apparent when his eyes glowed green allowing him to leave a person in agonising pain. He was quite able to leave a person in tormenting pain for centuries. Furthermore, his mental abilities allowed him to easily dominate others making them puppets to his will.

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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