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The Abzorbaloff is an alien monster who appeared in Doctor Who and acted as the sole antagonist of the episode, "Love & Monsters".

He was portrayed by Peter Kay.

As is implied by the monster's nickname (his real name is never said in the episode, but the Doctor and Elton Pope coin the nickname for him) he can absorb living beings into himself, gaining their memories and knowledge as a result - his victims retain some awareness for up to two weeks after being absorbed, giving him a truly horrific appearance as the faces of his victims are still visible, however after a few weeks they are fully absorbed into his form.

However, in order to keep his power from going out of control, the Abzorbaloff had to rely on a limitation-field (disguised as a cane) to stop the collected souls from tearing his own form apart.

History

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The Abzorbaloff disguised as Victor Kennedy.

Little is known about the Abzorbaloff's past or whether his powers are standard for his species, though it is known that he comes from the planet Clom, which is the twin planet of Raxacoricofallapatorius (the home planet of the Slitheen and the Blathereen). Disguising himself as a wealthy socialite named Victor Kennedy, the Abzorbaloff recruited the services of LINDA (a group of friends who investigated the Doctor) in order to find the Doctor so he could absorb him.

The Abzorbaloff planned on absorbing the Doctor into his form to gain the vast memories and knowledge a Time-Lord would possess but was defeated when the Doctor used his empathic skill to rouse the many trapped souls within Abzorbaloff to fight back against their tormentor.

As the Abzorbaloff struggled to contain the rebelling souls he dropped his cane, which was promptly snapped - destroying his limitation-field and thus the monster melted into nothingness as his powers went completely out of control.

Trivia

  • The Abzorbaloff was created by a nine year old boy named William Grantham as part of a drawing competition on British children's series Blue Peter, where the winning would have their monster appear in an episode of Doctor Who. The Abzorbaloff remained true to the drawing except for the size as Grantham had intended for him to be the size of a building rather than human sized.