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June 9th, 2012 66 comments

Weeping Angels voted fans’ favourite monsters

Doctor Who: Weeping Angels voted fans’ favourite ever monsters

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Even the Daleks couldn’t overcome the living statues in our poll of over 10,000 Doctor Who fans…

Blink and you could miss them but the Weeping Angels are the best loved (or should that be most feared?) monsters in the Doctor Who universe, according to a poll.

Created by current Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat, and first appearing in 2007 episode Blink, the Angels are living statues, unable to move as long as they are being watched. But close your eyes or look away and they’re instantly on the move, stone fangs and claws bared. And if the lights go out…

More than 10,000 fans voted in the poll, with nearly half (49.4 per cent) choosing the Angels as their favourite monsters. Classic Who adversaries the Daleks were in second place with 17 per cent of the vote, followed by another Moffat creation, The Silence, in third place with almost 12 per cent.

The Doctor’s fellow Time Lord, The Master, and Moffat’s microscopic swarm The Vashta Nerada, were in fourth and fifth place, respectively, with the Cybermen, Davros, the Zygons, the Ice Warriors and the Sontarans completing the top ten. editor Tim Glanfield commented on the results: “The Daleks had generations of children cowering behind the sofa in the past, but our poll shows Steven Moffat’s terrifying Weeping Angels are the stuff of modern nightmares – remember, don’t blink!.”

The greatest Doctor Who monsters of all time

1. The Weeping Angels (49.4%)

2. The Daleks (17%)

3. The Silence (11.84%)

4. The Master (8.66%)

5. The Vashta Nerada (6.81%)

6. The Cybermen (2.53%)

7. Davros (2.2%)

8. The Zygons (0.69%)

9. The Ice Warriors (0.54%)

10. The Sontarans (0.33%)


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