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THE SILENCE FIRST APPEARED 2011
The Silence are a terrifying race who invaded Earth at an undetermined point in our history. They have powers of telepathy and can kill using a deadly discharge from their hands. But every Silent has a far eerier ability... Even if you see a Silent, you won't know you've spotted it as Silence somehow edit themselves from an observer's memory. Glimpse one of these creatures and you may feel slightly unsettled the moment it's out of view, but you won't remember anything about it. If and when you next see a Silent you may have a flashback to your first encounter, but again, when the Silent is out of view your mind will not recall ever seeing the alien.
The Silence were defeated when the Doctor ensured the world saw footage of a Silent apparently ordering people to attack them on sight. This 'command' acted like a post-hypnotic suggestion and humans finally turned on the aliens. Rather than a specific race, The Silence are a religious order. Their agents on Earth have been there since before the dawn of mankind, directing human evolution. They use post-hypnotic suggestion to make people who see them instantly forget their existence. They believe that silence must fall when the oldest Question in the universe is asked. It will be asked at “the fall of the Eleventh” on the Fields of Trenzalore, and is hidden in plain sight. As a result, the Silence have tried to stop the Doctor reaching Trenzalore. They used their agent Madame Kovarian to kidnap Melody Pond, and raised her as the Doctor’s perfect assassin. Despite the failure of this plan, the Silence remain at large, determined to stop the Question ever being asked.
Other Names: The singular form of Silence is Silent
Appearance:A ghoulish mixture of the figure in Munch's The Scream and creatures from urban mythology known as 'men in black'.
First Appearance:The Prequel to The Impossible Astronaut
Last Appearance:The Wedding of River Song