A vicious alien species from the Doctor Who
, the Weevils'
origins (planet, species, etc.) are unknown. The only knowledge acquired is the fact that they, like a lot of other remnants of various extra-terrestrial life and technology gathered by Torchwood
, did not come to this planet on any form of ship or teleporter, but were spilled onto this planet from the dimensional rift
running directly through Cardiff
, where the Torchwood-3
facility (helmed by Captain Jack Harkness
) is stationed to monitor and contain rift activity. Upon a Weevil
's arrival, they generally migrate to the sewage systems and keep out of sight. Unfortunately, Weevils
are carnivorous and tend to occassionally wander to the surface to prey on innocent victims. The Torchwood
team can track the Weevils
and subdue them with a patented Anti-Weevil
spray before encarcerating them in the containment cells at the central hub. It was later discovered that, originating from the rift, Weevils
are highly sensitive to temperal activity and can be used to detect spikes in rift anomolies that can be dangerous if left unattended.
"Let me guess: six feet tall, teeth like a shark, strength like nothing you've ever seen? What you saw was a creature from another world called a Weevil."
-Captain Jack Harkness