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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%)



  • The Stetson of Chaos

    June 12th, 2012 - 6:13pm

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

  • Tardis’nt

    June 11th, 2012 - 4:42pm

    okay thanks, hope you find out why 🙂

  • 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 - 4:37pm

    i tried it differently then but it probably wont work.

  • booboo

    June 11th, 2012 - 4:30pm

    cant be working then

  • Tardis’nt

    June 11th, 2012 - 4:28pm

    test i did for this

  • booboo

    June 11th, 2012 - 3:15pm

    you haven’t used the code

  • booboo

    June 11th, 2012 - 3:14pm

    no quite few

  • Tardis’nt

    June 11th, 2012 - 3:05pm

    why are the colours not showing up? test

  • Tardis’nt

    June 11th, 2012 - 3:03pm

    can it only have red and blue?

  • Tardis’nt

    June 11th, 2012 - 2:58pm

    thanks booboo
    for this


    June 10th, 2012 - 8:27pm

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

  • 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

  • Bigger on the Inside

    June 10th, 2012 - 6:03pm

    weeping angels are supreme |

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • booboo

    June 10th, 2012 - 3:35pm

    perhaps we should do our own and see

  • 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

  • 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 🙁

  • DalekSkaro

    June 10th, 2012 - 2:21pm

    I agree XD

  • 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


    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.

  • 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





  • 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.

  • Anonymous

    June 10th, 2012 - 11:46am


  • Anonymous

    June 10th, 2012 - 11:46am

    although I like the cybermen


  • Doctor Stu

    June 10th, 2012 - 11:44am

    personally my list of favourite monsters goes:

    Weeping angels

  • Anonymous

    June 10th, 2012 - 11:41am




  • 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.

  • 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 🙂

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