The Abslom Daak Adventures
Abslom Daak, Dalek Killer
- by Steve Moore
Abslom Daak's premiere story. Daak is found guilty of some rather
nasty offences and is given the choice between instant death and a
one-man suicide attack on a randomly-selected planet in Dalek-controlled
space. He chooses the latter. Instead of dying, Daak saves the planet
Mazam and, more importantly, Taiyan, a Mazamian noble. Before they can
settle down and raise family, Taiyan is gunned down by a stray
surviving Dalek. Shattered by her loss, Daak vows to kill every damned,
stinking Dalek in the galaxy.
- by Steve Moore
On Draconia, Prince Salander is trying to fortify his people's
position against the encroaching Dalek Empire, but is meeting
resistance from rivals in court. When an incoming space yaught
destroys an armada of pursuing Dalek ships, he immediately realizes
that the pilot may be of use in his efforts. The pilot is, of course,
Unfortunately, Salander's enemies make it impossible for them to
stay on Draconia and they are forced to flee in a prototype armoured
cruiser that Daak christens the "Kill Wagon." They head off to the
planet Paradise, and then to Dispater to collect old acquainances of
Daak's -- the Ice Warrior Harma and a human named Vol Mercurius to man
the Wagon. The team quickly wipes out the Dalek force on Dispater
and flies off into the sunset.
Between the Wars
- by Seve Alan
Nemesis of the Daleks
- by Richard and Steve Alan
The Kill Wagon is shot down over the planet Hell where the Dalek
Emperor is overseeing the construction of a devastating new weapon,
the Dalek Death Wheel. When the TARDIS materializes nearby, the Doctor
stumbles across Kill Wagon and her ill-fated crew and is rescued from an
over-zealous Dalek patrol by Abslom Daak, Dalek Killer.
The Doctor and Daak, along with several of the native Helkans take
a Dalek cargo vessel to the Death Wheel and the Doctor is soon captured
and sent directly to the Emperor for questioning. Before the Emperor
gets a chance to exterminate the Doctor, Daak comes to his rescue again,
dispatching the Imperial guard. The Doctor realizes that he must
destroy the Death Wheel, but Daak refuses to allow the Doctor to
sacrifice himself. The Helkans drag the Doctor off to escape in a
cargo vessel. Daak flies his hover-pad into the central reactor of the
Death Wheel, destroying it utterly.
Emperor of the Daleks
- by John Freeman and Paul Cornell
Davros (after the events in the TV story, Resurrection of the
Daleks) is taken to Skaro and put on trial by the Emperor Dalek for
"perverting the destiny of the Daleks". He is sentenced to extermination,
but before that sentence is carried out, a large asteroid is detected
heading for Skaro.
Meanwhile, the Sixth Doctor and Peri arrive on the planet. The Doctor
implants a virus into the Skaro Computer Net. While the Daleks are singing
Jingle Bells, the Doctor escorts Davros off the planet, dropping a
hint about some weapon called the "Hand of Omega."
The Emperor, having been defeated, vows revenge on both the Doctor and
on Davros. To do this, he will use the Daleks' other greatest
enemy, Abslom Daak.
Sometime in the past, Daak was about to hurl himself into the central
reactor of the Dalek Death Wheel. But this time, he is transported away at
the last second. Three cloaked figures tell him he is on Earth and that
they can save Taiyan's life. But first, they need him to find the Doctor.
The Seventh Doctor and Benny arrive on Hell not long after, it seems,
Daak destroyed the Death Wheel. Salander, Harma and Mercurius are still
very much alive and are recovering from their injuries.
But just as they are getting reacquainted, Daak transmats out of nowhere,
grabs the Doctor from behind and they are all transported back to Earth.
But it's not Earth, as the Doctor quickly discovers. It is Skaro, and
they have fallen into the Emperor's trap! The Doctor is sent to be
interrogated, where he willingly reveals Davros' location, and his
companions have been turned into Robomen.
The Doctor leads a Dalek taskforce to the planet where Davros is hiding.
But it is soon revealed that the planet is Spirodon! Davros has used the
frozen Daleks there to amass an army of four million Daleks loyal to him.
The two Dalek factions engage in battle. The Doctor frees the others from
the mental bondage with the help of the native Spirodons and in the end,
the Imperial Dalek taskforce is destroyed.
Davros and his Daleks take the Doctor and his newly chained companions
back to Skaro for an all-out attack. Davros is able to reactivate the
Doctor's virus, allowing him an easy victory. He exterminates the Emperor
and is about to exterminate the Doctor as well, but Daak is freed from his
bondage in time to slice Davros and his entourage neatly in two. The
Doctor summons his TARDIS and they all leave for a quiet little epilogue at
the Existentialists' Bar
(formerly the Mars Old-Fashioned Alcohol Bar).
Meanwhile, back on Skaro, the Daleks are placing Davros in a casing not
unlike that of the old Emperor's. His memory of recent incidents is
damaged, but he remembers one thing: The Hand of Omega. The next time he
and the Doctor meet will be their final confrontation.
Doctor Who - The New Adventures: Deceit
- by Peter Darvill-Evans
Obscure Daak References
- Abslom Daak occasionally gets mentions in other New Adventures
and comic stories. These are the few I've come across. Please
with additional submissions. Thanx!
NA: Love And War: by Paul Cornell
Màire, like Daak, is a Dalek Killer. Roisa finds here catching
up on some news...
She popped her head into Màire's tent. 'Busy?'
The dreadlocked woman looked up from her book. 'Not really. Just
reading about Daak. The story so far...'
'Daak's dead.' [...]
Màire smiled and shook her head quickly. 'We exile DK agent don't
die. We get exterminated. There's a big difference.'
'Ah yes, about ten stone in corpse weight. D'you fancy a walk?'
Party Animals (DWM #173, Incomplete Death's Head #12)
Daak makes a small cameo in this strip (along with many, many other DWM comic
A kind soul scanned this out of the Death's Head reprint and emailed it to me.
Unfortunately, I lost the email and never replied (fortunately not before saving the
NA: Happy Endings: by Paul Cornell
Well, everybody is in Happy Endings. It shouldn't really
surprise anybody that Daak gets a nod. He can't make it to Benny's wedding,
'[...] This next one's a telegram. "All the luck in the world.
Stop. Would visit. Stop. But first have to kill every stinking Dalek
in the galaxy. Stop." And the bottom of this one is all' -- he held it
up and flapped it -- 'sliced up.'
Isn't fan fiction great?
Aiming, he squeezed off another blaster bolt and watched with
satisfaction as it blew the top off yet another
Dalek. The machine shrilled and spun around before exploding in a
satisfying shower of sparks. "Abslom
Daak's got nothing on me," Morok muttered smugly.
Decalog: Scarab of Death by Mark Stammers
Thanks to Derek Mills (and others whose names I lost with a
harddisk) for pointing this out to me.
Before she could weave her way past giggling working girls, however, the
door swung open and a heavily built man burst in. He carried a half-empty
bottle and, from the way he was swaying about, Sarah judged that the rest
of the contents were already inside him. His appearance was that of a
bandit of a mercenary. Around his waist he carried a large blaster and
across his chest he wore what appeared to be a string of grenades. Over
the back of his heavily armoured shoulders was slung a large, sword-like
weapon, its edges covered with serrated teeth.
'Hi girls, I'm back!' The man staggered further into the room whilst the
girls cluttered around him, shrieking like a group of teenagers surrounding
their favourite popstar. Sarah realized that she would have to skirt
around the throng if she was to make good her escape. Just as she thought
she was home free, a huge hand reached out and dragged her into the mass of
bodies. She found herself face to face with the drunken man while his
hands clumsily groped her.
'Well, hello there. You must be new. Why don't you and I go and get to
know each other better, hmmm?'
Sarah's knee hit a bullseye. The oaf's eyes crossed and he collapsed to
the floor on his knees. By the time he had managed to regain some of his
breath, Sarah had broken free and fled from the room.
'I like her,' rasped the mercenary. 'She reminds me of my Taiyan.'
More fan fiction!
A 'short sketch' wherein Abslom Daak meets some crazy Australian for
the first (and last) time.
He took a long pull on his cigarette as he moved through the jungle. There
was a Dalek base one hundred metres ahead of him. He knew he could make it
into the base, and he knew that he might die when he got into it. But,
hell, that's life. At least, that's life when you're a Dalek Killer.
Abslom Daak looked out into the trees. There it was. A steel door set into
the wall. Two Daleks glided back and forth in front of it silently. Daak
gripped his chain-sword. It was now or never...
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