In The Magician's Apprentice, the first episode of the new Series 9 of Doctor Who, we encounter both

Missy (the Master)


Davros, creator of the Daleks.

Have these two characters ever appeared together in any Doctor Who episode (old or new) before?

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No, they've never appeared together on-screen before.

The first character mentioned in the question has appeared in the following episodes:

  • Terror of the Autons
  • The Mind of Evil
  • The Claws of Axos
  • Colony in Space
  • The Daemons
  • The Sea Devils
  • The Time Monster
  • Frontier in Space
  • The Deadly Assassin
  • The Keeper of Traken
  • Logopolis
  • Castrovalva
  • Time-Flight
  • The King's Demons
  • The Five Doctors
  • Planet of Fire
  • The Caves of Androzani (as a hallucination)
  • The Mark of the Rani
  • The Ultimate Foe
  • Survival
  • The TV movie
  • Utopia/The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords
  • The End of Time
  • Most episodes of series 8, as Missy

  • The Magician's Apprentice

The second has appeared in the following:

  • Genesis of the Daleks
  • Destiny of the Daleks
  • Logopolis (as a hallucination)1
  • Resurrection of the Daleks
  • Revelation of the Daleks
  • Rememberance of the Daleks
  • The Stolen Earth/Journey's End
  • The Magician's Apprentice

As you can see, there are only two episodes common to both characters: The Magician's Apprentice, which is the episode under consideration, and Logopolis. However, one of our two characters only appeared as a hallucination of the Doctor, and didn't share any screen time with the other.

Although I'm not excessively familiar with the Doctor Who expanded universe (by which I mean the various novel series, comics, and audio productions), a quick skim of the two characters' pages on the TARDIS Data Core (the Doctor Who wikia) indicate that they haven't met in any of them, either.

1 Hat tip to Elliott Frisch for reminding me of this in comments

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    There were flashbacks to the Master and Davros in Logopolis. But they were clips, and not on screen simultaneously. Sep 20, 2015 at 3:40
  • @ElliottFrisch Cheers, forgot about that one Sep 20, 2015 at 21:18

The above answer from @JasonBaker proves that these two characters have never been seen together in any previous Doctor Who episode.

But in addition to this, S9E2 The Witch's Familiar tells us that in fact they have never met in-universe before either:

DAVROS: Doctor, you must help me.
MISSY: Can I just say, it's been an absolute pleasure to finally meet you?
(She gives a little curtsey and holds out her hand, then pokes Davros in his blue eye. It hurts. Then she runs out.)

-- Chakoteya transcript

  • Maybe the Master has never met Davros as Missy?
    – user66716
    May 26, 2018 at 17:39

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