Gelth leaving their humanoid form
|First Appearence:|| The Unquiet Dead|
The Gelth first appeared in front of the Ninth Doctor in the episode The Unquiet Dead, 2005. They were a new race that both the Doctor and Rose had encountered, the appearence of this race was what people complained about as they were deemed 'Too Scary' for many of the young watchers of the show, the BBc handled this by saying that in the future episodes will be forewarned by the 'Unsuitable for under 8's' statement.
The Gelth are a beautiful gaseous life form that have claimed, and we are led to believe, lost their true from during the great Time War they managed to arrive on Planet Earth due a rip in time that had opened in Cardiff (Also the location of Torchwood 3) at an undertaker's house in 1869, and took the bodies of the recently deceased, in an attempt to obtain a solid form again. However, there human form would not last long in the Earth's atmosphere as 'Gaseous Medium' is needed to sustain them. When their time in their human bodies were up, you would see Gas leaking from every orifice of the human body.
They claimed to be on the verge of dying out, or becoming extinct, and therefore convinced the doctor to let them onto our plane via Gwyneth, the Untertaker's servant whom developed unusual powers due to living near the rift. The Gelth tried and failed to kill and overtake the human race as they were extinguished by Gwyneth by her sacrificing herself. But whether all Gelf that had entered our plane were killed is unclear and as of yet, the Gelth have not made a return in any Doctor Who episodes.
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