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I see. So all we've got to deal with is something which is either too small to see or thirty feet tall, can incinerate you or freeze you to death, turn stone images into homicidal monsters and looks like the devil.
Captain Yates sums up UNIT's job.

Watching TV, the Doctor becomes uncharacteristically alarmed by a planned archaeological dig on a barrow in the village of Devil's End. He races there with Jo in tow, where he discovers that the local vicar, Mr Magister is really the Master (no!) who is using what looks like black magic rituals to raise the Devil.

In fact, the "devil" is a Sufficiently Advanced Alien called Azal who conforms to most of the classic appearance tropes of the Devil - horns, hoofs - and claims to have set the Earth in motion as an experiment.

With the Doctor and Jo in the village and UNIT troops cut off outside by a heat barrier, Azal appears and says that he will either pass on his powers or destroy the Earth as a failed experiment. The Master is hoping to be the recipient of the powers but Azal is swayed by the Doctor's eloquent defence of Earth and offers him the powers instead. The Doctor of course refuses, and Azal angrily decides to kill him. Jo offers herself in the Doctor's place and Azal, unable to comprehend self-sacrifice, suffers a Critical Existence Failure.

Meanwhile, UNIT troops have got past the heat barrier and the Brigadier has ordered Five Rounds Rapid at animated gargoyle Bok, and arrive just in time to apprehend the Master and take him away to await trial for Crimes Against Humanity: attempts to conquer humanity, subjugation of the people of Devil's End, and infliction of Morris dancers on an unsuspecting public.

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