Dalek military strategies have never exactly been what you’d call subtle. They’re less about martial brilliance and more about just blasting the shit out of everything while screaming at the top of whatever passes for their lungs. I’m guessing there aren’t a lot of Dalek spies out there, or at least if there were, they were probably a lot more Inspector Clouseau than James Bond. When you’re just a big alien pepper mill, donning a wig and insisting, “UNHAND ME, I AM THE BELGIAN AMBASSADOR!” probably isn’t going to get you very far. Case in point, the accompanying fan art, which envisions the Daleks cunningly disguised as their greatest enemy, complete with cute little scarves and fezzes and celery stalks. All that’s missing is an “I AM THE ONCOMING STORM” nametag.
The incognito Dalek parade is the work of DeviantArtist Meghan Murphy, who explains:
Nothing to see here.
Just your average law-abiding, world-saving time lord types.
… and definitely NOT a death parade of metallic, homicidal machines from the stars.
Okay, so sure, the Daleks’ Doctor disguises leave a lot to be desired. But you do have to appreciate them taking the time to figure out exactly which accessories would most convincingly sell them as the avenging time lord, rather than a blob of Jell-O encased in what looks like the result of a collision between a truck full of plumbing equipment and a sex toy factory. Let’s hope things work out better for them than they did for the Doctor Donna…