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== Threat Assessment ==
 
== Threat Assessment ==
The Daleks are a direct threat to any other civilization that they encounter. In addition to their individual armaments, they have fleets of heavily armed warships and technology that allows them to travel through time. Individual Dalek soldiers are in and of themselves threats, being very durable and capable of a high degree of mobility.
 
 
 
The Daleks are among the most advanced species in the Doctor Who Universe, able to pose a threat to the [[Time Lord]]s and engage in a war which nearly completely wiped out both species. A fully operation "Dalek Empire" can [[teleportation|teleport]] entire planets and manipulate space-time to create "time pockets" to hide their operations: even a Time Lord can't find such a time pocket without help from the inside. This capability makes their operations extremely secure against attack.
 
The Daleks are among the most advanced species in the Doctor Who Universe, able to pose a threat to the [[Time Lord]]s and engage in a war which nearly completely wiped out both species. A fully operation "Dalek Empire" can [[teleportation|teleport]] entire planets and manipulate space-time to create "time pockets" to hide their operations: even a Time Lord can't find such a time pocket without help from the inside. This capability makes their operations extremely secure against attack.
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Individual Dalek soldiers are significant threats, being very durable and capable of a high degree of mobility. Their armor can withstand small arms, and "Time War"-era Daleks can generate defensive [[shield]]s that will disintegrate incoming projectiles before they even strike. Their shields can also repel pulses from directed energy weapons, depending on the power of the weapon: powerful sustained-beam weapons tend to succeed in penetrating their shields.
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In addition to their individual armaments, they have fleets of heavily armed warships and technology that allows them to travel through time. Despite their technological capabilities, however, they are not as militarily powerful as might be expected. A "Dalek Empire" may only have a few hundred warships at its disposal, each carrying firepower that would not seriously threaten other major SF civilizations (such as the [[Federation]] or [[Galactic Empire]]).
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Despite the relatively limited size and firepower of the Dalek military, the Daleks are a direct threat to any other civilization that they encounter because of the [[superweapon|weapons of mass destruction]] available to them. Daleks aren't really interested in conquest: they seek to destroy all other forms of life. Consequently, they typically bypass the development of a large army and navy, investing the bulk of their resources into doomsday weapons as soon as possible. The most potent such weapon seen to date is the [[reality bomb]], which could potentially wipe out everything else in existence.
  
 
== Daleks of Note ==
 
== Daleks of Note ==

Revision as of 18:50, 10 October 2012

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