The Silence are a religious order They are led by these creatures who are called Silents. These creatures have a unique ability to "edit themselves out of your memory" as soon as you're not looking at them. They are also capable of exceptionally effective post-hypnotic suggestion while you are looking at them.
The Silence use Madame Kovarian as their human conduit. They work towards the death of the Doctor and their goal is ensuring "silence" is the response when the oldest question is asked. They fear the Doctor will respond to the question and his response could destroy the universe.
See Also Edit
- What is "The Oldest Question"
- Who is Madame Kovarian
- Who is the leader of the Silence
- Why did the Silence need Amy Pond
- Why did the Silence need Melody Pond to kill the Doctor