Autons

Autons
Real name
Autons
Aliases
Nestene duplicates; Rory Williams
Alignment
Affiliation
Servants of the Nestene consciousness
Relatives
Each other
Universe
Base of operations
Anywhere there is plastic

Characteristics
Gender
Unusual features
They're made from plastic
Origin
Origin
Made from plastic
First appearance

History

The Autons, beings from the comic and televisual universe of Doctor Who are creatures of living plastic, animated and controlled by an alien intelligence known as the Nestene Consciousness. This means that they are a race of creatures with a single hive mind, which appears to have a natural affinity for plastic and the chemicals that make it.

The Nestenes have invaded Earth several times, because there is a lot of plastic there, but have been repeatedly challenged by the Time Lord known as The Doctor, the forces of U.N.I.T, and others such as industrial spy Max Fischer (see Business as Usual). Autons can be constructed to resemble anything from lifelike replicas of specific humans to animated shop window dummies. One of them once adopted the form of a wheelie bin in order to eat Rose Tyler's boyfriend. (He got better.)

On a later occasion, an exploding TARDIS precipitated a chain of events that led to Rory Williams, Amy Pond's fiancé, becoming an Auton and staying that way for 1,894 years. He got better too.

Powers and abilities

Powers

Longevity.

Abilities

Performing incredibly stilted and unconvincing impressions of people.

Strength level

Superhuman.

Weaknesses

If cut off from their control signal, they become inert.

Paraphernalia

Weapons

Guns built into their hands.

Notes

The Autons were originally created for the TV version of Doctor Who by writer Robert Holmes.

Trivia

Strictly speaking, Autons are amoral, as they are only as evil as the intelligence controlling them.

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