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The Animus is an alien intelligence from an unknown planet which lands on the planet Vortis and first appeared in the serial The Web Planet.

The Animus returns or is mentioned in several spin-off stories. In the Missing Adventure Twilight of the Gods by Christopher Bulis, the Second DoctorJamie and Victoria return to Vortis and encounter a seed of the Animus which had survived. The New Adventure All-Consuming Fire by Andy Lane identifies the Animus with the Great Old One Lloigor from H. P. Lovecraft‘s Cthulhu Mythos. An article by Russell T Davies in the Doctor Who Annual 2006 says that the “Greater Animus perished” in the Time War, “and its Carsenome Walls fell into dust.” In the 2013 comic book series Prisoners of Time, the First DoctorVickiIan and Barbara encounter the Animus on Earth, where it has travelled with help from a mysterious figure who kidnaps the Doctor‘s companions.

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