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June 9th, 2012 66 comments

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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%)



  • Angel Bob

    April 7th, 2014 - 3:48pm

    Thank you all for your votes. And as for the Daleks… I don’t see why you are so loved. You are all weak, sorry. The angels were very keen for you to know that.

  • Anthony

    June 19th, 2012 - 9:02pm

    i think there a worvvy foe as they are creepy scary and evil they could even kill the daleks cause u cant exstermintate a stone but then its eye stalk looks into the yes of an angel then it becaomes infected

  • Time lord of Doom

    June 15th, 2012 - 7:45am

    Sorry that was me above. 😀

  • The Stetson of Chaos

    June 15th, 2012 - 7:44am

    Night Terrors is in my top 5 all time favourite episodes of Doctor Who. It’s in 4th place. Peg Dolls were creepy, but I liked it. I disliked the Waters of Mars not because of the storyline (cause the plot was quite good) but cause of the Flood. They are too scary!

  • The Only Good Dalek is a Dead Dalek (GreenAnchorRedWaterfall)

    June 14th, 2012 - 9:22pm

    I loved that one…

    I hated Night Terrors though! *shudders at thought*


    June 14th, 2012 - 5:30pm

    wrong the weeping angle would have to look at the actual dalek mutant in the eye it wouldnt work by just looking into the eye on the machine

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