One of my favorite actors to play the series' title role was Mr. Jon Pertwee. In the early 1970's Mr. Pertwee's version of The Doctor met a space monster named Aggedor in two episodes of the 'Doctor Who' series. Those episodes were "The Curse of Peladon" and "The Monster of Peladon [the first 'sequel' episode ever filmed in the series]."
Aggedor (pictured at right as authored by Brian Hayles and played in a hot and uncomfortable 'monster suit' by actor, Nick Hobbs) is short and vaguely canine with brown fur, claws and fangs, and a horn in the middle of his forehead. Aggedor began each of the two episodes as a terrible monster, feared by all. Each episode ended with the God-Beast of the planet, Peladon demonstrating that despite his fearsome appearance he was capable of good, loyalty and even being lovable.
In the late 1980's I received a kitten as a present. This little feline destruction zone was every bit as fierce at the space monster, Aggedor. At the same time though, he was also a loving companion, which inspired me to name him for the lovable and misunderstood monster, Aggedor.
I then made the mistake of moving to Austin, Texas in November of 1989. Less than a year later Aggedor had died, I believe of cancer (though the vet could not confirm this).
When I first logged on to IRC I tried to think of an all-purpose nickname for myself. I came up with many, but the best has always been Aggedor. This is partly because I share the character's physicalities in that I'm short (see my bio file), with brown hair and eyes. Aggedor is also a good nick for me, since when provoked by arrogance or bigotry I can become quite the (nonviolent) monster. Also like the 'God of Peladon,' I've even been known to be lovable on occasion.
Most of all though, I call myself Aggedor to remember a loving companion and friend, whom I hope to be with again one day.
Now you know.