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Would lightning be an effective weapon against Cybermen?

Yes, it was very effective. In the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip The Cybermen: The Dark Flame (1995), lightning, directed by sentient planetary defences, proves to be a most efficaceous weapon ...
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Do Cybermen eat?

Although it's never been explicitly confirmed that Cyberman do not eat, we have never seen them eat anything in Old Who or New Who, and there's significant circumstantial evidence that they do not ...
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Would lightning be an effective weapon against Cybermen?

No In The Haunting of Villa Diodati (season 12 episode 8, 2005), the lone Cyberman uses the lightning to charge himself up, without dying or being disabled. EMP or Electricity? Kind of... During the ...
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Would lightning be an effective weapon against Cybermen?

Yes. There is at least one instance (in the TV Episode "The Age of Steel") where a Cyberman is electrocuted and, following that, disabled. So it stands to reason that lightning would work as ...
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Difference between Mondasian and usual Cybermen

Mondasian Cybermen are simply Cybermen from the planet Mondas, a twin planet of Earth where the inhabitants turned themselves into cyborgs in order to survive their planet drifting further and further ...
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Do Cybermen eat?

Probably not. From the Fifth Doctor episode Earthshock (emphasis mine): DOCTOR: They also enhance life! When did you last have the pleasure of smelling a flower, watching a sunset, eating a well-...
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Did the Doctor knowingly kill an innocent being?

No, he killed Lumic, the man behind it all. We can tell it's him because of the eyes. Here's Lumic in his chair earlier, after his conversion (picture taken from the BBC website): And here's the ...
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Why do the Cybermen coming through the rift move organically?

To quote S2E12: JACKIE: But these Cybermen, what've they got to do with the ghosts? DOCTOR: Do you never listen? A footprint doesn't look like a boot. which is referencing this earlier ...
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Would lightning be an effective weapon against Cybermen?

In "The Tomb of the Cybermen" (1967), a human who has partially been turned into a Cyberman electrocutes himself and a Cyberman: Toberman sacrifices himself to close the doors, completing ...
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When in Mondas' timeline did they launch their colony ship?

This is a very well researched question! If you haven't already read David Banks's "Cybermen", I strongly urge you to seek out a copy; he's put the same kind of effort into analysing the ...
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How come the Cybermen still want to upgrade humans in The Doctor Falls?

From "The Doctor Falls" Script: (emphasis mine) DOCTOR: You shouldn't have hit me, Missy. I was waiting for my chance. Computer, containing the algorithm defining human life signs. I only had time ...
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Difference between Mondasian and usual Cybermen

Mondas was the original home of the Cybermen, seen in only one story, The Tenth Planet. From the second televised adventure on, the Cybermen seen were from Telos, or other planets colonized by the ...
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Were the scanners and habermans from Cordwainer Smith an influence for the writing of the Cybermen?

I found a writeup of a Gerry Davis interview where he spoke of the creation of the Cybermen. I've snipped out the part about why they were creating a new monster : We did set out to create a monster,...
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Did the Cybermen ever have a civil war?

No. I've read through the entirety of https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/Cyberman#History, and at no point in any officially-licensed media have two factions of Cybermen fought against each other. ...
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Who were the original Cybermen?

The "original" Cybermen began as the humanoid inhabitants of Earth's sister planet Mondas. In the final 1st Doctor story, The Tenth Planet, we learn that the inhabitants of Mondas became Cybermen by ...
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What are the similarities between The Borg and The Cybermen?

On the surface, they are the same. They are cyborgs, they conquer and assimilate the conquered. When separated from the "collective" their organic brains tend to assert themselves. There is a ...
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Did the Doctor knowingly kill an innocent being?

No The cyberman who climbs the ladder is John Lumic. Lumic is hardly an innocent human being.
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How does CyberMaster regeneration work?

As with a number of things in the season finale, the information presented seems to contradict information given earlier. in the Smith episode Nightmare in Silver, The Doctor's mind is invaded by ...
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How does CyberMaster regeneration work?

How does the regeneration energy in the CyberMasters not destroy them? Most like The Master made it so they wouldn't be damaged (as the Daleks were in the Seige of Trenzalore). He did have the ...
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When in Mondas' timeline did they launch their colony ship?

The Colony Ship was built to pick up colonists on a different planet and only had a mondasian crew of fifty, one being a non-human, Jorj the janitor, if it really was constructed and departed because ...
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Did the Doctor knowingly kill an innocent being?

As far as I remember, they didn't reach all Cybermen with their signal. Post this episode Mickey, Pete, and the others set out to free the rest of the world. This becomes an important plot point in a ...
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What's the point on assimilating humans for the Cybermen?

The purpose of a Cyberman's implants (or cyber-suit, or however you prefer to think of it), is to extend and enhance the life of a human ("Revenge" implies that the person's consciousness may be a ...
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