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Azmael was a Tutor for The Doctor at the Prydonian Academy. The Doctor would later consider him as the best one he ever had.
At some point during The Doctor’s fourth incarnation, The Doctor and Azmael had an encounter in which Azmael had drunk so much The Doctor had to throw him into a fountain to sober him up. (The Twin Dilemma)
When Mestor, who commanded the Gastropods, came to power on Jaconda, he used a telepathic link with Azmael to dominate his mind. Mestor forced Azmael, who used the name Professor Edgeworth, to kidnap the two young genius identical twins Romulus and Remus Sylvest. By this time, Azmael had reached the end of his regeneration cycle.
Recently regenerated, the Sixth Doctor, along with Peri and Hugo Lang, came to Jaconda in search of the twins. The Doctor recognised Azmael as a friend from their homeworld of Gallifrey. Co-operating with Mestor to save his people, Azmael abandoned The Doctor and Peri, letting them be taken captive. However, when The Doctor and Peri were able to follow him to Jaconda, Azmael had sided with The Doctor when his observations revealed Mestor’s true plan to trigger a solar eruption that would destroy Jaconda and send Mestor’s eggs out across the universe. When Mestor took possession of Azmael’s body and The Doctor destroyed Mestor’s real body, Azmael, with Mestor’s consciousness within him, had forced himself to die by attempting to regenerate. Since Amzael had already used all twelve of his regenerations this resulted both in his and Mestor’s deaths. (The Twin Dilemma)
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