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Leadership Casings - Dalek Prime Casing

In Use By

The Dalek Prime (Generation 01 and Generation 04).

Overview

The Dalek Prime enhanced itself beyond other the other Daleks early on in its life. In order to house this superior brain, and to distinguish itself from the growing number of drones, it decided to produce a unique casing. To this end, the Dalek Prime personally supervised the modification of one of Davros' earliest designs – the Mark One Travel Machine to provide sufficient protection, computational power and life-support systems to survive and lead the Dalek race. This casing remained in storage once the Dalek Prime housed itself in the massive Emperor casing in Skaro-City for times when the leader needed to move amongst the population of the Empire. The life-support and computer systems within this casing were always kept far in advance of any other Dalek casing being produced at any particular point of Dalek history.

Features

Dalek Prime Casing
Dalek Prime Casing

The Dalek Prime's casing was heavily based on the Mark One Travel Machine as designed by the Kaled scientist Davros. The internal workings of the casing were updated on a regular basis however, and the Dalek Prime remained a force to be reckoned with throughout Dalek history, despite the outdated design of the shell. The Dalek Prime's casing had a uniform metallic gold finish – gold being the colour of ultimate supremacy for the Kaled forefathers of the Dalek race. The seven luminoscity dischargers located at the top of the casing's globe-like head were red in colour in a further effort to distinguish the casing from those of its underlings.

The casing was almost always fitted with an energy weapon in the left socket and the "sucker-arm" and data probe that was the most commonly used manipulator arm of the Dalek race in the right. As with other casings, these attachments were interchangeable, and the Dalek Prime could utilise any of the available attachments. The data probe was always maintained to the highest degree of efficiency and the energy weapon was significantly more powerful than that of any standard casing.

Unlike the Mark One Travel Machine upon which it was based, the Dalek Prime's casing had an internal power source. Most of the power generated was channelled into a prototype force shield which protected the Dalek Prime beyond the strengthened bonded-polycarbide armour of the casing.

Source

Absolom Daak: Dalek Killer, War of the Daleks

The Dalek Prime
The Dalek Prime
On-board the Death Wheel
On-board the Death Wheel