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Dryad
Lice Doctor Who
General Information
Other Names Lice
Homeworld Various
Habitat Wood
Skin Colors Brown, black
Diet Carnivorous
Sapience Level Semi-Sapient
Behavior Placid (mostly)
Aggressive (in swarms)
Language High-pitched frequencies
Racial Abilities Molecular control over wood
Status LC
Behind the Scenes
Universe Doctor Who

Dryads, or "Lice", are a race of insectoid aliens that are able to control wood on a molecular level.

Biology Edit

The Dryads resemble large woodlice with glowing antenna and a brown/black rollie-pollie like abdomen.

Abilities Edit

The Dryads have the ability to travel through wood at a molecular level (possibly due to their antennae), and can control wood at will by acting as a somewhat nervous system. They're carnivorous so any prey they wish to eat, they have their prey be molecularly fused with the wood they reside in and eat from there. They also have the ability to progressively heal people from diseases at will. The only way to control them is to use high frequency sounds or to have been progressively healed by the lice (which results is the subject's physical appearance becoming more wooden as time goes on).

Lore Edit

Based on what the Doctor says about the Dryads in the episode "Knock Knock", they could have possibly been the cause of many beliefs of living, carnivorous trees across the galaxy and could be living on various planets other than Earth.

Appearances Edit

  • Doctor Who (Revived): Season 10 Episode 4 "Knock Knock"
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