|“||I AM NOT A GOOD DALEK, YOU ARE A GOOD DALEK!||„|
|~ Rusty to The Doctor.|
Rusty is a recurring character in Doctor Who first appearing as the protagonist villain the episode "Into the Dalek" and appearing later as a minor yet important character in the episode "Twice Upon a Time".
He is a rogue Dalek who is convinced by the Doctor to hate his own race, sending him on a massive killing spree against every Dalek he can find.
He was voiced by Nicholas Briggs who provides the voices for various other Doctor Who villains.
At first, Rusty appears as an ordinary Dalek before he is left stranded in space after a battle. After witnessing the birth of a star, Rusty discovers his race to be evil and wishes to destroy all of them. He is later apprehended by the Combined Galactic Resistance. The Doctor, Clara Oswald and a few others are shrunk down and sent inside of Rusty's damaged shell in order to repair a leaking gradation tank before his body winds up killing itself.
The Doctor repairs the tank, which causes Rusty to become a normal Dalek again and begin attacking the nearby soldiers. The Doctor then restors his previous memories, reverting Rusty back to hating his own race once again.
Rusty leaves the ship with the other Daleks, fooling them into thinking that he is an ally when in fact he intends on exterminating all of them. He continues this work for billions of years to come before the Doctor finds him once again.
Rusty is enraged to see the Doctor and continuously fires at him due to his belief that the Doctor is a "good Dalek". The Doctor then calls a truce and Rusty assists him by entering the Dalek Pathweb as helping the Doctor would torment the Daleks.
The Doctor leaves shortly after Rusty gives him the information he wants about Helen Clay and the Testimony program, leaving Rusty to continue his assault on the Dalek race.
- He is often compared to Metaltron, another reformed Dalek; however, there are several differences between these two characters.
- Rusty's genocidal nature towards its own kind implies that Daleks will always revert to their genocidal nature, though the Doctor has at times become genocidal in regards to Daleks himself (a theme that would haunt him in several episodes as he would be considered "a good Dalek" for this hatred).
- Rusty is the second Dalek to genuinely reform and not reject his more benevolent nature after Dalek Sec. In spite of this, however, he remains a more anti-villainous character due to his genocidal nature remaining, although exclusively for his own kind.