Weeping Angels, they’re right behind you!
I know I sound like a broken record, but these fiends might be one of the most creative evils in all of villaindom. And, in a way, one of the most compassionate.
When you hear the name Weeping Angel, if you think of those stone statues that we’ve all seen that are covering their faces with their hands, you’re exactly right. That’s their basis.
In the Whoniverse, these angel statues are creatures from another dimension, but not when you’re looking at them.
Weeping Angels are famous for moving in to attack its target when he or she isn’t looking. As soon as the target looks back, the angel is closer, maybe even in an attack pose.
You’ve probably seen videos on youtube of cats that have this same behaviour. The difference is that the angels don’t only move when no one is looking, it’s the only time they exist.
When someone—anyone—is looking at them, they’re quantum-locked. Basically, they don’t exist in our world except as a plain old stone statue. It’s not that they won’t move while you’re looking at them, they can’t. Angels have even been trapped with clever tricks like being faced with a mirror, and even stuck facing each other.
The compassion I mentioned earlier is in the way they murder people. Sounds impossible, I know. The Angel’s kiss, which is just them touching you, instantly transports you into the past where you will live out the rest of your natural life. You won’t exist past the day you encountered the angel, but you also don’t die any faster or more painfully than was already going to happen. Friendliest murder ever.
Weeping Angel episodes are cool. They seem easily defeated at first. Just keep looking at them. But things always happen that allow the angels to get close to their prey.
I personally have a love/hate relationship with them. I think they’re one of the coolest species in the Whoniverse, but I can’t help but hate them since they’re the ones that took Rory and Amy away from all of us. Stupid Angels.