Headless Monks vs. Doctor Who
They started out as a group of religious, humanoid monks, as far as anyone can tell. Their beliefs encouraged listening to their hearts over their minds. Take this too literally and BAM! Headless Monks.
Now these menacing monks can run around and convert anyone they want into one of them, usually by putting a severed head into a box-like device. Though that’s only for the wealthy. Many heads just sit around on shelves somewhere rotting and trying to bite things. Yum.
Though they can die as easily as any humanoid, they have badass abilities. (I’m sorry for the overuse of the word ‘badass’ in this post, but these guys are just so…badass!)
They are incapable of being tricked or feeling fear. They can sense a person no matter where they are, which is probably the most useful of their abilities on account of the no head thing.
They also wield a red lightning energy that they can throw from their hands or channel into the swords they carry. And they don’t carry some kind of weird looking space sword. It’s an old school, badass broadsword.
Their most impressive ability? They wear a hood, and it sits the same way it would sit on someone who has a head. When the hood is up, no one can even tell they’re headless. The opening is just pitch black. Pull back the hood—which the monks consider punishable by death—there’s just a weird little knot of skin. That part…not so badass.
This is a great villain that has lots of potential. So far, there are only two episodes with the monks. One and a half, really. Maybe even less, depending on your definition. I want to see more. A lot more.
What do you think of the monks? What’s your favourite underrated baddie of the Whoniverse?