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June 9th, 2012 66 comments

Weeping Angels voted fans’ favourite monsters

Doctor Who: Weeping Angels voted fans’ favourite ever monsters

From the www.radiotimes.com

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 RadioTimes.com 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 RadioTimes.com 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.

RadioTimes.com 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%)


66 comments

  • 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.

    Reply
  • 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

    Reply
  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    June 10th, 2012 - 8:27pm

    Didn’t vote, but i would have gone for the silence or angels

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  • Bigger on the Inside

    June 10th, 2012 - 6:03pm

    weeping angels are supreme |

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    • Anonymous

      June 10th, 2012 - 6:50pm

      just becuase fans voted for the weeping angels does not mean that no one likes the daleks any more
      other monsters have beaten the daleks

      the daleks will always be the definitive dr who monster(and the cybermen)
      the weeping angels might be the scaryist and THIS YEARS fav but the daleks(yes and the cybermen) will always be the top monsters
      besides years ago fans would be cross if the cybermen had beaten the daleks

  • Dalek of Doom

    June 10th, 2012 - 5:44pm

    The Doctor Who Monsters don’t scare me that much! The only Episode I was only ever scared of was The Waters of Mars!

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    • The Stetson of Chaos

      June 12th, 2012 - 6:13pm

      Wow I was scared of that one too! The freak me out the Flood!

    • 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*

    • 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!

    • Time lord of Doom

      June 15th, 2012 - 7:45am

      Sorry that was me above. 😀

  • Will

    June 10th, 2012 - 3:09pm

    I like the angels but c’mon, the daleks are the definitive doctor who monster. The cybermen are a close second

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    • booboo

      June 10th, 2012 - 3:35pm

      perhaps we should do our own and see

  • Silence Will Still Fall

    June 10th, 2012 - 1:09pm

    My Top 10
    1. The Master (not including eric roberts)
    2. The Daleks (including davros)
    3. The silence
    4. The trickster (needs to appear in doctor who properly as he was always awesome in sja)
    5. The sontarans
    6. The autons
    7. Weeping angels
    8. The cybermen
    9. Omega
    10. The Sycorax

    Reply
  • TNDNR

    June 10th, 2012 - 12:33pm

    The Daleks suffer from the fact that they are an easy target for parody and jokes. Same with the Cybermen because they are both well known. It’s much harder to take something seriously which you’ve seen have the mick taken out of it on many comedy shows so I suspect that helped the weeping angels top the poll. As for a lot of Moff monsters being in the Top 10, well he’s the current showrunner so his vision for Doctor Who is the one in people’s mind. I also don’t think RTD was great at creating monsters which stuck in the mind of the public, he was more concerned with characters.

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  • Doctor Stu

    June 10th, 2012 - 11:44am

    personally my list of favourite monsters goes:

    Cybermen
    Daleks
    Silence
    Sontatans
    Silurians
    Peg-dolls
    Weeping angels
    Autons

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    • Anonymous

      June 10th, 2012 - 11:46am

      although I like the cybermen

      YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tardis’nt

    June 10th, 2012 - 9:47am

    My top ten:

    1. Cybermen
    2. Daleks
    3. Sontarans
    4. The Master
    5. Weeping Angels
    6. Omega
    7. Vashta Nerada
    8. Sycorax
    9. Silurians
    10 The Silence
    p.s booboo i fixed my name by copying and pasting it from an old comment 🙂

    Reply
  • Whovian100

    June 9th, 2012 - 8:30pm

    WEEPING ANGELS ARE TERRIBLE!

    3 Reasons Daleks are better then the Weeping Angels

    1. Weeping Angels are Quantom-Locked, but Daleks (or Cybermen) don’t blink.

    2. If you put a Mirror infront of a Weeping Angel it can’t move as it is being looked at by it’s reflection.

    3. Weeping Angels are not a BIG NAME in Who, they have been in only 2 Stories so far. Monsters like Daleks and Cybermen have been with us for YEARS Now and have been in a number of different stories.

    My Top 10 List of Monsters.

    1. DALEKS
    2. CYBERMEN
    3. KRYNOIDS
    4. SONTARANS
    5. ZYGONS
    6. ICE WARRIORS
    7. THE MASTER (PETER PRATT)
    8. VASHTA NERADA
    9. THE MASTER (ROGER DELGADO)
    10. DAVROS

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    • Anonymous

      June 9th, 2012 - 8:52pm

      THIS IS THE EMPROR DALEK

      I HAVE A MESSAGE FOR THE WEEPING ANGELS

      ALTHOUGH YOU ARE INFERIOR YOU ARE POWERFULL
      JOIH FORCES WITH THE DALEKS AND WE CAN FINALY EXTERMINATE THE DOCTOR
      IN RETURN YOU WILL RECEVE A SUTIBAL EXSTAGE OF PLANETS AND SLAVES
      IF YOU DO NOT CO-OPERATE YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED!

      JOIN US NOW!

    • Anonymous

      June 10th, 2012 - 11:03am

      if you put a mirror in front of an angel, millions will flood out (an image of an angel becomes it’s self an angel).Daleks are better though.

    • Anonymous

      June 10th, 2012 - 11:41am

      DALEKS ARE THE GREATIST DOCTOR WHO MONSTER EVER

      WEEPING ANGELS ARE WEAK
      NO MATTER WHAT
      ALL HAIL THE DALEKS

      ALL WEEPING ANGEL FANS WILL BE EXTERMINATED!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      June 10th, 2012 - 11:46am

      YOU WOULD MAKE A GOOD DALEK

    • matt smithy

      June 10th, 2012 - 11:54am

      everyone has forgoten that if you (or a dalek) looks into the angles eyes you will become possesed by the angle. Tghis means the angles can take over daleks.

    • DalekSkaro

      June 10th, 2012 - 2:21pm

      I agree XD

    • DALEKSKITTLES

      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

  • the 13th Doctor

    June 9th, 2012 - 8:00pm

    i like the angels but daleks will either the master or the daleks will be my number one

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  • Anon

    June 9th, 2012 - 5:26pm

    has anyone noticed a lot of these are Moffats creations? they shouldnt be on there!

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  • DALEKSKITTLES

    June 9th, 2012 - 3:03pm

    You serious weeping angles ?? Daleks are far better
    Angle vs DALEK …DALEK would win in a second what’s the angle gonna do try to scratch the daleks new paint work? daleks are the best and supreme

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  • Alex_The_Geek

    June 9th, 2012 - 10:17am

    Today is Weeping Angel Day! 5 years since Blink first aired, Weeping Angels voted top Doctor Who monster and I’m watching Time Of Angels tonight!

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    • Bigger on the Inside

      June 9th, 2012 - 10:55am

      It’s day of the angels, this should be a official day for whovians

    • Anonymous

      June 9th, 2012 - 11:11am

      how could they vote for the weeping angels
      the daleks are better monsters

      the daleks WOULD beat the weeping angels in a fight

      unless your a school kid who thinks the weeping angels are cool because only school children like them
      all the weeping are nothing but monsters that pull funny faces and zap you back into time( yes and break your necks) but the daleks are genocidal maniacs how are bent on killing every body

    • Bigger on the Inside

      June 9th, 2012 - 11:15am

      But the angels don’t look evil so you don’t expect anything, but they also look creepy, unlike the ‘smarties’ daleks
      With the angels you can’t defeat them easily as guns don’t kill them, but do with a dalek it you shoot it in the eyestalk, and they only have to touch you to kill you

      What do you think booboo, angel or dalek?

    • booboo

      June 9th, 2012 - 11:22am

      Davros

      The Daleks

      The Master (Roger Delgado)

      The Ice Warriors

      The Zygons

      The Cybermen

      The Silence

      The Sontarans

      The Weeping Angels

      The Vashta Nerada

      but i would have had see devils in 3r place

      The most frightening ever?

      The doll when it came alive from terror of the autons

      best ever scene?

      Victor Meldrews gas mask transformation

    • Anonymous

      June 9th, 2012 - 11:32am

      DALEKS ARE SURPREM
      DALEKS ARE SURPREM
      THE DALEKS ARE SURPREM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      ALL HAIL THE DALEKS

      DALEK SURPREMACY 1000000000000000
      ANGEL SURPREMACY 0

    • Bigger on the Inside

      June 9th, 2012 - 12:19pm

      i agree with it if it were the old daleks or even the gold ones, but the colourful ones are not threatening at all, but i hope the new episode will have the old daleks destroying the new ones as they fail their plan or something!!!
      do you like the new daleks?

    • DALEKSKITTLES

      June 9th, 2012 - 2:59pm

      Daleks aren’t easily killed although there eye is weak it still is covered by the daleks powerful force Sheild 5 million cybermen couldn’t kill one DALEK so the weeping angles would be dead in a second

    • Bigger on the Inside

      June 9th, 2012 - 3:21pm

      yeah it would beat the angel, but the angel stories seem more thought out for me and it is more exciting as they dont just go around shooting anything that moves
      anyway i like the daleks, just noe the new ones, they just arent as scary

    • DALEKSKITTLES

      June 9th, 2012 - 3:26pm

      Ok fair but to be honest I used to be scared of the daleks when I was 8 but I think because they have been used so much that the daleks have lost their scare abit but I think their great and I reckon as their bringing back the old daleks that’s gonna refresh them abit because even I was getting bored of “one ship survived” or “emergency temporal shift” always bringing them back so I agree with you about saying the weeping angles stories are better thought out

    • Anonymous

      June 9th, 2012 - 7:49pm

      the fans who voted for the weeping angels are triators

      THE DALEKS ARE BETTER ALL HAIL THE DALEKS

    • Bigger on the Inside

      June 9th, 2012 - 8:36pm

      Thanks what if thy both joined to destroy the doctor!!!! as if a dalek looked at it, it won’t freeze as they have no emotion, or not proper eyes or something stupid like that

    • Tardis’nt

      June 10th, 2012 - 9:37am

      @booboo how do you write in bold?

    • booboo

      June 10th, 2012 - 11:58am

      copy the code below but where it says text put the words you want

      you can also do colours in the same way and change the colour you want form red to blue etc

      eg

      Hello

      Hello

      Hello

    • Tardis’nt

      June 11th, 2012 - 2:58pm

      thanks booboo
      for this
      🙂

    • Tardis’nt

      June 11th, 2012 - 3:03pm

      can it only have red and blue?

    • booboo

      June 11th, 2012 - 3:14pm

      no quite few

    • Tardis’nt

      June 11th, 2012 - 3:05pm

      why are the colours not showing up? test

    • booboo

      June 11th, 2012 - 3:15pm

      you haven’t used the code

    • Tardis’nt

      June 11th, 2012 - 4:28pm

      test i did for this

    • booboo

      June 11th, 2012 - 4:30pm

      cant be working then

    • Tardis’nt

      June 11th, 2012 - 4:37pm

      testIII
      i tried it differently then but it probably wont work.

    • booboo

      June 11th, 2012 - 4:40pm

      just tried it myself and it doesn’t work, i will try to find out why

      I altered yours manually

    • Tardis’nt

      June 11th, 2012 - 4:42pm

      okay thanks, hope you find out why 🙂

  • Anonymous

    June 9th, 2012 - 9:44am

    TRIATORS! you voted for the weeping angels how could you
    YOU WILL BE EXTER-MIN-ATE=TED

    Reply
    • cyber contoller

      June 9th, 2012 - 10:06am

      exeterminate

  • Blackadder The Whovian

    June 9th, 2012 - 9:19am

    Am i the only one who is surprised that The Vashta Nerada got in there at all?

    They were a good villian and very creepy , but not in the top 10.

    Quite pleased on the other hand on seeing The Zygons & Ice Warriors in the list though 🙂

    Reply
  • Jason doctorwhoone

    June 9th, 2012 - 9:09am

    You know why the Dalek are in 2nd place ?.

    Stupid Teleltubbie colour scheme, that’s why 😛

    Reply
    • DALEKSKITTLES

      June 9th, 2012 - 3:34pm

      I LOVE THE NEW COLOURS !!!!!!

    • DalekSkaro

      June 10th, 2012 - 2:22pm

      The colour are okay, the worst part of the new dalek design is the shape and size of the daleks 🙁

  • dr who fan 4 ever

    June 9th, 2012 - 8:28am

    i would put sontarans and zygons higher on the list(also vashta nerada should be 3rd)

    Reply
  • The Stetson of Chaos

    June 9th, 2012 - 6:31am

    I would have put them 2nd and the Silence 1st, but besides that, great top 10! 🙂

    Reply
  • Give me a Dalek any day

    June 9th, 2012 - 5:45am

    Perfect timing! Today is 5 years since Blink first aired. 😀

    Reply
    • Handbot Scott

      June 9th, 2012 - 8:24am

      Yes because when Blink aired I was at my town’s Gala Day and it is my town’s Gala Day today.

    • Dalek of Doom

      June 10th, 2012 - 5:42pm

      I wasn’t a Who fan then!

      I first got into Doctor Who with, Partners in Crime, 3rd April 2010, when I rushed home to realise i’d practically missed it!

      I’ve got to say the only episode I haven’t watched since then was the Waters of Mars! The Flood scared me!

  • jamiethewierdo

    June 9th, 2012 - 2:19am

    the weepig angels arent my most favourite doctor who monsters but there still some pretty cool monsters

    Reply
  • georgia-doctor

    June 9th, 2012 - 1:12am

    i’m glad other people think the weeping angels are scary 🙂

    Reply
  • sapk

    June 9th, 2012 - 12:21am

    yes!

    Reply

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