Questions tagged [the-silence]

For questions about The Silence, a religious order in the TV series Doctor Who, who considered themselves the “Sentinels of History”. They were led by a race of aliens who would be erased from your memory after you looked away from them (known as Silents) who used post-hypnotic suggestion to manipulate other species into doing their bidding. Always use in conjunction with the [doctor-who] tag.

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How could Prisoner Zero know about the Silence?

In The Eleventh Hour Prisoner Zero makes the following statement. The universe is cracked. The Pandorica will open. Silence will fall. Yet how did Prisoner Zero come to learn of the Pandorica and ...
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Was the Silence ship an early attempt to kill the Doctor?

In season six's "Day of the Moon", the Doctor et al. show up to rescue Flesh Amy from the Silence after she is kidnapped from the orphanage. When they step out of the Tardis, the Doctor calls our ...
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Was the Silence ship in “The Lodger” the exact same ship?

In season six's "Day of the Moon", the Doctor et al. show up to rescue Flesh Amy from the Silence after she is kidnapped from the orphanage. When they step out of the Tardis, the Doctor calls our ...
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Why was the Silence ship from “The Lodger” abandoned?

There are a number of things still unanswered from the Silence storyline. Large questions as well as throwaway statements suggesting some connection with a detail from a previous episode that never ...
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Why did the Silence want Amy to tell the Doctor she was pregnant?

In Series 6 Episode 1, The Impossible Astronaut, a member of the Silence tells Amy: SILENCE: Your name is Amelia. You will tell the Doctor. AMY: Tell him what? SILENCE: What he must know and ...
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Why do the markings on their skin disappear and reappear in Day of the Moon?

In Doctor Who Series 6 Episode 2, The Day of the Moon, the main protagonists have been spending months investigating the Silence - a difficult task, since anyone who observes the Silence or has any ...
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How does the Silence train / raise this person?

The silence kidnaps But they dont exactly train them for anything do they? Nor do they make them hate the Doctor by any brainwashing sci fi technique to convince them to kill the Doctor. The one ...
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In Doctor Who, why do the Silence want to prevent the Doctor coming to Trenzalore?

The Silence traveled back in time to Series 6 to bring up River Song and kill the Doctor because they didn't want him coming to Trenzalore? But why is that? I know about "Silence must fall when the ...
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Why didn't Clara attempt to kill the Silent?

Before meeting the Doctor, Clara (the un-impossible one, if you want) led a normal life. That most likely includes watching the Moon Landing. Which, as Day of the Moon showed, In The Time of the ...
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How does the Doctor remember the Silence?

I'm sure he recognizes the odd behavior from Amy, but how does he remember the Silence without an eye drive?
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Why didn't the Papal Mainframe turn on the Silence? (spoilers for Time of the Doctor)

In Day of the Moon, the Doctor implants a message in the Apollo moon landing video to kill the Silence on sight. In Time of the Doctor, the Silence are seen as confessional priests. Since Time ...
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Why do the Silence and the Doctor team up at the end of “The Time of the Doctor”?

At the beginning of the episode, the Silence didn't want the Doctor to speak his name (like all of the other aliens in the sky). So why did they help get rid of those aliens (particularly the Daleks) ...
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Silents: Purpose without purpose?

During The Time of the Doctor it is revealed, that ... While at first I had an "ah!" moment, thinking about it really confuses me and it no longer makes any sense. The basic idea behind confessing ...
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Why don't the Doctor, Amy, Rory, or River kill the Silents on sight?

In the Series 6 episode "Day of the Moon", the Doctor turns the Silents' own ability against them by splicing the moon landing broadcast with a clip of a Silent saying "you should kill us all on sight....
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Haven't the Silence tried to kill the Great Intelligence instead?

Spoilers for The Name of the Doctor As far as I get it, the Silence want to stop the Doctor from opening his own tomb, because if the Great Intelligence corrupts his time stream, the universe is ...
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Have the Silence always worn suits?

In Doctor Who, the Silence are always portrayed as wearing suits with a white collared shirt and a tie. Is it explained whether they have always worn this? Humans do not perceive them so there is ...
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Is there a minimum level of rational thought required to be affected by the Silence?

In current Dr. Who canon (a phrase I never thought I'd use) we see that humans forget the Silence after looking away from them. The internet recently presented me with a question- "if Silent looks ...
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What happened to the silent who was injured by Canton?

At the beginning of season 6, Canton shoots a silent and takes it to an "inescapable" prison where he recorded it saying "You should kill us all on sight" and then leaves it alone. Is it ever ...
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In Doctor Who S6, who are The Silence, really?

===== minor Season Six Spoilers ===== So in the beginning of Season Six of Doctor Who, we meet a species that's been controlling earth's development for centuries... the funny creatures with the big ...
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Why didn't Amy kill the Silence on sight?

At the end of the 2011 Doctor Who episode Day of the moon (S.6 E.02) But why doesn't that apply to Amy and Rory in earlier encounters in the story?
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Why did the Vampires of Venice flee to Earth?

In the S5 episode of the modern Doctor Who, The Vampires of Venice, the Vampires reveal they fled their home due to The Silence. Prior to fleeing through the crack to Earth, they used it to glimpse ...