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|Jafar says: Read my lips and come to grips with the reality!|
|“||You and I, dancing across Space and Time, locked in combat. And now, after so long apart, we get to do it once more... I remember every battle... which gives me the advantage. Our final fight has begun.||„|
|~ Swarm to the Doctor, The Halloween Apocalypse.|
Swarm is a dangerously powerful being who was an old enemy of the Doctor in their forgotten lives, and is the main antagonist of the thirteenth series of revived Doctor Who, Flux. Having been imprisoned by the Time Lord agency, the Division, Swarm escaped and with his sister Azure, began his mysterious plans.
Swarm is mainly portrayed by Sam Spruell, with Matthew Needham playing his original form.
The Founding Conflict
During the Dark Times, Swarm and his sister Azure worshipped Time as an entity. Azure would alter indicate that the Ravagers existed to "correct" the concept of life prevailing. The Ravagers fought The Divison and the Fugitive Doctor in the Founding Conflict, a fight between the forces aligned with Time, such as Swarm and Azure, and those with Space, who would put time under their control.
Siege of Atropos
After millenia of imprisonment, in The Halloween Apocalypse, due to the technology keeping him imprisoned being deactivated, Swarm was able to relink himself with the Doctor, as part of a long con. Swarm managed to drain the life force of his wardens, becoming rejuvenated, and taking on a new, healthier form. Swarm then found Azure living under the persona of a human called Anna, and killed her partner Jón, stripping the human guise from her. Swarm confronted the Thirteenth Doctor, finding that the Division had wiped her mind of her other lives, and gleefully mocked her.
Return to Atropos
Growing the Timeforce
- Swarm was first teased by showrunner Chris Chibnall in the San Diego Comic Con panel for Doctor Who series 13, naming him as one of the words to sum up the series.
- Swarm is not his real name, merely a "serviceable" translation.
- Swarm's obsessive rivalry with the Doctor parallels that with the Doctor and The Master.