Time once again to throw out a battle of epic proportions, and see who comes out victorious! This week, the Doctor Who Villain Battle continues with the big brains taking on each other in a no holds barred battle for control of the universe!
THE GREAT INTELLIGENCE
The Great Intelligence has no physical form and thus relied on possession of living creatures to manipulate its environment. It existed on the astral plane and could enter the people it encountered. It allowed Padmasambhava to live over 300 years while he created the Robot Yeti and it also reanimated dead bodies like Staff Sergeant Arnold. It has considerable mental powers such as mind control and can even mentally attack the Doctor, causing him great pain, and travel through time and space. The Great Intelligence could also manifest itself in simple forms such as a slime that glow brightly, a dense fog that consumed anything that enter it, and a poisonous web/fungus that can trap the Doctor’s TARDIS and could not be destroyed by chemicals, explosives, and flamethowers.
A would-be universal conqueror, the Master wants to control the universe (in The Deadly Assassin his ambitions were described as becoming “the master of all matter”, and in “The Sound of Drums” he acknowledges that he chose the name “the Master”), with a secondary objective of eliminating and/or hurting the Doctor. The Master and the Doctor are shown to have similar levels of intelligence, and were classmates on Gallifrey, wherein the Master outperformed the Doctor (Terror of the Autons).Both the Doctor and the Master have been shown to be skilled hypnotists, although the Master’s capacity to dominate – even by stare and voice alone – has been shown to be far more pronounced. In Logopolis the Doctor said of the Master, “He’s a Time Lord. In many ways, we have the same mind.” The Master is often able to anticipate the Doctor’s moves, as seen in stories such as Castrovalva, The Keeper of Traken, Time-Flight, and The King’s Demons, where he plans elaborate traps for the Doctor, only revealing his presence at the key moment.