Midnight was an incorperal entity, but similarly frightening. In the first year of the War, Davros' command ship was seemingly destroyed at the Gates of Elysium after flying into the jaws of the Nightmare Child. Davros only wanted the Doctor to watch as the Nightmare Child consumed his command ship. The Nightmare Child ripped, tore, blasted, oozed, burned, and lashed at the massive Dalek fleet that opened fire on it. It smashed open saucers as if they were soggy lentils, burst open War TARDISes as if they were confetti bags, and pulled them in to its cavernous maw from which there is … DalekVictor554 08:59, July 27, 2010 (UTC). With Rod Serling, Janice Rule, Shepperd Strudwick, Terry Burnham. the Command Dalek screeched, and with good reason. "Not only will I escape from the Nightmare Child but I shall… (PROSE: The Third Wise Man) Cass Fermazzi had an encounter with the Nightmare Child. Delton Menace 17:12, January 2, 2010 (UTC), The Doctor seemed to be scared of the things in the time war and what scares the doctor the most... somthing that just kills. The Doctor had always described it as something not nice at all. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. (PROSE: Twice Upon a Time), Rassilon's plan to return Gallifrey to the universe would have allowed the Nightmare Child and other horrors to come out of the Time War and into reality. Elsa kept up the barrage of ice until the Monster froze solid inside the Zoo. Matta jr 21:04, February 20, 2010 (UTC), I think that it is meant to be something beyond the realms of post-childhood imagination, so you are therefore all wrong. The Tenth Doctor believed, in 2008's The Stolen Earth, that Davros' command ship had flown into the jaws of the Nightmare Child - an often discussed but never depicted monstrosity from the Time War. The Nightmare Child The Last Great Time War. Dalek; A TARDIS; Additional Tags: Prose Poem; Language: English Stats: Published: 2014-11-30 Words: 87 Chapters: 1/1 Kudos: 4 Bookmarks: 1 Hits: 104. In this case, Dalek Caan fished him (and possibly his ship) out of the Nightmare Child's mouth. Of golden threads and silver streams. Maybe the Nightmare Child is simply death. This is war. Its first alien villains, the Daleks became an instant hit. Like a really big space-quid, just extremly horrifying and deformed. He was created by screenwriter Terry Nation, originally for the 1975 serial Genesis of the Daleks. Legend of the Nightmare Child: Doctor Who. So keep imagining, but as yet you haven't quite got there!Feumas 23:52, February 20, 2010 (UTC), I think it is some sort of large creature capable of consuming planets and ships,it has been said it has Jaws and i remember hearing on this wiki somewhere that in a comic strip the doctor claimed to have 'laughed in the face of the nightmare child'.Now if something has jaws and a face that sounds like some sort of creature to me.Something else from the time war i would like to know more about is the could've been king and his armies of meanwhiles and never weres,i assume from the names that he is an entity which creates alternative and rejected timelines in a simmilar way to the trickster.--666hotline 13:53, February 27, 2010 (UTC), To agree with 6666hotline, I thought of him as similar to Faction Paradox from the novels 220.127.116.11 17:37, February 27, 2010 (UTC), Unless ofcourse when the Doctor meantions it has a face, and jaws, its like reffering to "the jaws of defeat" or "the face of evil" ya know? --18.104.22.168 13:12, July 27, 2010 (UTC). --Catkind121 21:47, January 8, 2010 (UTC), Wait a sec, can anyone tell me if this was mentioned anywhere apart from in The End of Time? Except, the freaking thing is, how on Earth did it knock when it didn't have a physical form? Saxon 3 20:54, February 20, 2012 (UTC), I think it could be a giant star, or black hole, or some other spacial anomoly. But this time the Doctor appeared a bit more... frightened when mentioning it. 'The nightmare child will follow!' In the short episode, The Dalek that Time Forgot, it actually shows what the Nightmare Child looks like. If the timelords did create the nightmare child, than they meant for it to be some kind of monster, or whatever it was, so that they could use it against the Daleks.Icecreamdif 00:25, December 7, 2010 (UTC), it might be the devil himself that the timelords somehow released, The Nightmare child wasn't featured in the day of the doctor so i don't know. Most of the species that inhabited the universe were unaware of the war, with only species of higher existence capable of observing the scarring upon the universe. --AleXM 09:59, December 5, 2010, There isn't an episode that suggests that timelords can't reproduce, and the fact that they only have 12 regenerations, and didn't go extinct before the time war proves that they can reproduce. whatever it is, it was probably way bigger than a dalek command ship(which is most likely very big) to be able to enter its jaws Sclera1 13:33, October 26, 2010 (UTC). Death itself appeared in Torchwood series 2, literally came from the darkness itself. The evil dude. The nightmare child also does not care about good or evil it simply kills everything and its large enough to grab a small comand ship out of the sky and eat it so I'd say 700 ft esily. The Nightmare Child was born during the Last Great Time War. A certain horror of the Last Great Time War is only mentioned in passing, the name only remembered in legend. A schoolteacher keeps seeing a strange little girl in her apartment building. The whole "birth" of the nightmare child could've just been in reference to the construction of a vessel so powerful, as the time lords are supposed to be a peaceful race. Davros was believed to have been killed. "Dalek, leave us." With these two races: one is igorant, the other is idiotic, and both equally reckless, they are bound to create something catastrophic...I mean look at Gallifrey, the Doctor thinks it's beautiful, EEA and UNEP people would probably get heart attacks if they see what the planet look like. Hope that clears things up! Davros’ command ship flew into the jaws of the Nightmare Child, and the Gates of Elysium closed behind them. All of that war, suffering, fire and insanity from the Time War could have manifested into an entity which would be dubbed the Nightmare Child, becoming a vile, vicious entity that feeds on chaos, pain destruction, insanity, and life itself. Though, saying a metaphor will return with the breaking of the Time Lock seems to stretch it a little :P Cannon881 21:09, March 6, 2010 (UTC), The Nightmare Child was born in the most firerce war in history (as in, BORN?! 22.214.171.124 14:10, March 13, 2010 (UTC), OR it could be something the Time Lords made possibly with the help of the Master (as he was bred for war) and it could have gone out of control. Davros is a major enemy of the series' protagonist, the Doctor, and is the creator of the Doctor's deadliest enemies, the Daleks. the Dalek shrieked. But the name is damn creepy. Directed by Alvin Ganzer. Because the Nightmare Child was mentioned yet again in The End of Time, it raises the question: what is it? The Nightmare Child thought that this reluctance to push the limits of regeneration had no justification other than squeamishness, and increasingly felt it an indulgence her people could no longer afford. The Doctor confronts the supreme Dalek in Davros' chair to get back Clara. And with a new face no less?" Bait-and-Switch Comment: Some sort of dalek/cthulhian horror hybrid of some sort. The Nightmare Child shrugged it off but it was clearly slowing down. Elsa returned to her human form and the now Frozen Nightmare Child shattered into a million pieces just as the bomber plane arrived. The cult of skaro was in the time war, maybe it was one of their mad experiments that went out of control. https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/The_Third_Wise_Man_(short_story) Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. (PROSE: The Whoniverse), However, after escaping New York, Dalek Caan fell into the Time War and saved Davros at the cost of his own sanity. But what … but maybe not enough to swallow a dalek ship (mother ship), just plain ships, but also something living. Edit No other info Availible Edit Davros Edit Davros is the creator of the Daleks, he was thought to be dead when his ship flew into the jaws of the nightmare child, but was saved, when Dalek Caan, (Last surviving member of the Cult of Skaro), flew into the time war and saved him. A rupture in the fabric of reality due to the all the paradoxes produced by both the Daleks and Timelords through their time manipulations and time travelling within the Time War. Unbeknownst to the Doctor, who had tried to save him, Davros was rescued by Dalek Caan , who had escaped the events of " Evolution of the Daleks " (2007) via an emergency temporal shift. 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