Name: The Abzorbaloff (Name was given to him by
others; what his species actually called itself was never
specified); posed as human Victor Kennedy.
Time of Origin: Originates from the
planet Clom; encountered The Doctor on Earth in the present.
Appearances: "Love & Monsters"
Companions: Rose Tyler; Jackie Tyler encountered one
of the Abzorbaloff’s ‘minions’ but did not meet
the Abzorbaloff directly.
History: Although he originated from Clom, the
twin planet of Raxacoricofallapatorius - the home world of The Doctor’s
Slitheen -, the Abzorbaloff is a distinctly different
being from the Slitheen, even if he looks fairly similar to them.
his natural state, the Abzorbaloff resembles an extremely overweight
humanoid with sickly green skin and tufts of black hair, essentially
appearing somewhat humorous at a casual perusal. However, his true
nature and abilities make him a particularly dangerous threat; when
he makes contact with another living thing, he is able to literally
absorb that being into himself, gaining access to their knowledge
and experiences while leaving some aspect of their personalities
intact, manifesting as faces surrounding his body. It would appear
that the more interesting and unique experiences a person possesses,
the richer the ‘flavour’ of the person when the Abzorbaloff
absorbs them. It was also implied that the Abzorbaloff requires technological
assistance when away from his home planet to prevent himself absorbing
things at random, using a field generator to control his body while
walking around on Earth.
Arriving on Earth under unspecified circumstances,
the Abzorbaloff became determined to track down The Doctor - it is possible
that he had heard about him due to whatever Raxacoricofallapatorian legal
agency was responsible for keeping an eye on the Slitheen to ensure they
stayed away from their home planet -, eagerly anticipating the chance
to ‘taste’ The Doctor’s experiences. To aid his attempt
to find The Doctor, he made contact with ‘LINDA’, the London
Investigation ‘N Detective Agency, an unofficial group of people
who had become interested in finding out more about The Doctor after
past encounters with the Time Lord, posing as the enigmatic Victor Kennedy
to coordinate their research.
the rest of LINDA quickly grew to resent his control over what had
become a more straightforward social gathering of friends, particularly
after member Elton Pope’s attempts to find The Doctor by befriending
Jackie Tyler resulted in Jackie being left hurt when her new ‘friend’ was
only interested in her for The Doctor, the Abzorbaloff sabotaged
their attempts to rebel by absorbing them, revealing his identity
when only Elton was left. As Elton fled, however, the TARDIS materialised
in the alley where the Abzorbaloff was preparing to absorb Elton,
resulting in the Tenth
Doctor and Rose Tyler confronting the Abzorbaloff
and quickly deducing his planet of origin.
|Absorbed by the Abzorbaloff
Although the Abzorbaloff attempted to force The Doctor
to surrender to him by threatening Elton, The Doctor turned the tables
on him by inspiring the previously - absorbed members of LINDA to
try and resist the Abzorbaloff. As the rest of Elton’s old
team tried to pull the Abzorbaloff apart, Elton grabbed the Abzorbaloff’s
cane and broke it, causing the Abzorbaloff’s absorption abilities
to go out of control, resulting in him being absorbed into the planet
beneath him as his body was unable to cope without the field. A last
legacy of the Abzorbaloff remained when The Doctor was able to partially
restore Ursula, the last member of LINDA that the Abzorbaloff had
absorbed, from the paving slab that the Abzorbaloff had collapsed
into, allowing her and Elton to have some kind of life with each
other despite Ursula being reduced to little more than a face.