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As defined by the Doctor, a Cyberman was a technologically augmented human being designed to survive in a hostile environment. Cybermen were the product of parallel evolution on multiple inhabited worlds.

The Cybermen, also known as the Cyber race, were a race of cybernetic beings that were originally native to the planet Mondas.

The Cybermen created by Cybus Industries were cybernetic constructs with human brains that originated from a parallel Earth known as Pete's World.

Cybermen also emerged on Telos (which was conquered by Cybermen of Mondasian origin), Earth (created by Missy), Planet 14 and Marinus.

250,000 years after the 21st century, the Cyberiad existed as a hive mind of Cybermen.

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A Cyberman originating from Planet 14 (1971)

PhysiologyEdit

MondasEdit

This type's entire body was mechanical with a brain that had been treated neurosurgically to remove all human emotions, including the sense of pain. (DW: "The Wheel in Space") Their bodies contained hydraulic muscles and were resistant to gunfire. Due to its non-corrodible nature, gold was lethal to them as it plated their chest unit's breathing apparatus and caused suffocation. (DW: "Revenge of the Cybermen") They could also be incapacitated if their chest units were clogged with plastic or dissolved by a solvent mixture consisting of acetone, benzene, ether, alcohol and epoxypropane. (DW: "The Wheel in Space", "The Moonbase")

Pete's WorldEdit

Other variationsEdit

HistoryEdit

MondasEdit

Aeons before the 20th century, the planets Mondas and Earth were twins until Mondas drifted away on a journey to the edge of space. The human beings who inhabited the planet were exactly like those on Earth until their cybernetic scientists realised that their race was getting weak and were coming to have increasingly shorter life spans. The scientists and doctors of their people devised spare parts for their bodies until they could be completely replaced. (DW: "The Tenth Planet")

Pete's WorldEdit

"...paramount. This body of steel supports the mind of man – the perfect combination, free from ageing and failure. This is the Man of the Future. This is the Cyber Man."
- John Lumic (DW: "Rise of the Cybermen")
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The Cybermen created by John Lumic (2007)

Other historyEdit

CultureEdit

MondasEdit

This type of Cyberman believed that they functioned more efficiently than animal organisms, and that this advantage would allow them to rule the galaxy. (DW: "The Tenth Planet", "Revenge of the Cybermen") They considered themselves fortunate that they did not possess the "weakness" of feelings. As they were consequently unfamiliar with the concept of revenge, retaliatory action was only seen as a way to eliminate dangers to them. (DW: "The Moonbase") It was thought that emotions restricted and curtailed the intellect and logic of the mind. (DW: "Earthshock") They did not subscribe to any theory of morality in war, flouting the terms of agreements such as the Armageddon Convention. (DW: "Revenge of the Cybermen")

Pete's WorldEdit

AppendicesEdit

AppearancesEdit

MondasEdit

Pete's WorldEdit

Other appearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

MondasEdit

Pete's WorldEdit

Other referencesEdit

BackgroundEdit

The Cybermen first appeared in the 1966 Doctor Who serial "The Tenth Planet". The story was a collaboration between medical scientist Kit Pedler and Doctor Who story editor Gerry Davis. Pedler in particular was fascinated by the concept of mankind's misuse of science, as well as new developments in the fields of organ transplantation and cybernetics. The Cybermen were his reaction to all these influences, showing what mankind could become if science was left unchecked. Pedler described the Cybermen as "strong and immortal but the antithesis of everything I conceive to be human."

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