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Affiliated with: The Master
Place of origin: Utopia
Notable Individuals: none (Hive Mind)
"I have been contacted...They are called "The Toclafane"...Diplomatic Relations with a new species!"
―The Master

The Toclafane were Human-based cyborgs, integrated into a spherical, mechanical shell. Originally the name Toclafane were fairy tale monsters from Gallifrey; their name, like the Bogeymen on Earth, was just made up.


"No? Anything? Oh, but they broke your hearts, didn't they? Those Toclafane... Ever since you worked out what they really are."
―The Master talking to the Doctor

The Toclafane were cyborgs, the faces of Humans integrated into metal spheres that are sealed shut, making themselves "pretty". They became a hive mind, making themselves almost invincible, as well as evil and child-like in their personality. They are childlike because they tried regressing themselves into children, but failed.

The spheres could hover through the atmosphere and even fly through space, undamaged. Concealed within the sphere are spikes and blades that can extend. A Toclafane can use them to slice up a Human being. The spheres are also equipped with a laser that can turn Humans into ash. The spheres can be shot down by an electrical surge of 58.5 kiloamperes, transferred charge 510 mega joules precisely; however, this is most unlikely because this power exists in lightning bolts, and the odds of one bolt striking a Toclafane are slim.


"We have to escape, because it's coming, sir. The darkness, the never ending darkness. The terribly terrible cold. We have to run and run and run."
Inside a Toclafane sphere.

The last of Humanity, scattered across the darkness of space, received a message that said "Come to Utopia", and being that the Utopia Project was set up to find a way to survive the end of the universe, everyone believed they found a way. Humans attempted to travel to the mythical paradise, but what they found was a dark, cold, and inhospitable world. To survive, the Human race evolved into the Toclafane, their final evolution.

The Master, using the Doctor's TARDIS, traveled to the planet in the year 100,000,000,000,000 where he met them. As Prime Minister of Great Britain, the Master announced that he had made contact with a race of friendly aliens. The Toclafane had tractable, child-like personalities and trusted the Master. The Master had, by this time, converted the TARDIS into a paradox machine, allowing the six billion Toclafane to invade Earth in their own past and change their own past history. With the Toclafane, the Master built the beginnings of a new Time Lord Empire with the army of six billion Toclafane.

The Toclafane invasion was a success. They subjugated Humanity and forced them to build a fleet of 200,000 rockets to take over the rest of the Universe. The Toclafane were able to kill their ancestors without cancelling themselves out due to the paradox machine keeping the paradox in place. Their plans were thwarted one year after the invasion by Jack Harkness, who destroyed the paradox machine, forcing the Toclafane back to the end of the universe without knowing they even invaded. With the Master's subsequent death preventing the Toclafane from being brought back in time they were trapped in their future time zone and presumably died out, which ultimately brought humanity to extinction. (DW: The Sound of Drums / Last of the Time Lords)

Behind the Scenes

  • The appearance of the Toclafane's laser weapons are the same as the effect of the Judoon blaster.
  • The voices of the Toclafanes sound the same as those of the Gelth, due to the use of a team of regular voice artists for aliens (except those voiced by a celebrity guest), many of whom voiced both the Gelth and the Toclafane.
Aliens and Enemies of Series 3
The Runaway Bride: Empress of the Racnoss  • Racnoss  • Lance Bennett  • Roboforms  • Roboform Christmas Tree
Smith and Jones: Florence Finnegan  • Judoon  • Slabs The Shakespeare Code: Carrionites  • Lilith  • Bloodtide  • Doomfinger Gridlock: Macra  • Face of Boe  • Catkind  • Pharmacists Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks: Daleks  • Cult of Skaro  • Dalek Sec  • Dalek Caan  • Dalek Thay  • Dalek Jast  • Pig slaves  • Diagoras  • Human-Daleks The Lazarus Experiment: Richard Lazarus  • Sylvia Thaw  • Mysterious Man 42: Torajii  • Hal Korwin  • Dev Ashton  • Miss Dexter Human Nature/The Family of Blood: Family of Blood  • Son of Mine  • Daughter of Mine  • Father of Mine  • Mother of Mine  • Scarecrows Blink: Weeping Angels Utopia: Futurekind  • Chantho  • Chieftain  • Wiry Woman  •The Master The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords: The Master  • Toclafane  • Lucy Saxon  • Miss Dexter  • Futurekind
The Infinite Quest: Baltazar  • Caw  • Squawk  • Kaliko  • Swabb  • Skeleton Crew  • Oil rigs  • Ulysees Meregrass  • Mantasphids  • Mantasphid Queen  • Constantine Ethelred Gurney  • Lok  • Wardens

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