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Badger came with the rest of his race to Gallifrey seeking time travel. They were told that their home planet would be sealed behind a force field if they ever returned there. (PROSE: Divided Loyalties)
When the Doctor was a child, Quences gave Badger to him. (PROSE: Lungbarrow) Quences sent Badger to collect the Doctor from the Academy, wanting him home to celebrate Otherstide and his name day. The Doctor refused and sent Badger home without him. (PROSE: Divided Loyalties)
When the Doctor was disowned by his family and left Gallifrey in his stolen TARDIS, Badger was stored away in the House of Lungbarrow. He remained in stand-by mode, reactivating only when the Doctor returned to Lungbarrow in his seventh incarnation. (PROSE: Lungbarrow)
Other realities Edit
In a parallel universe where the Doctor never left Gallifrey, Quences downloaded his own mind into Badger's positronic brain before he died so that he could influence the Doctor to stay on Gallifrey and become Lord President. At each opportunity, Badger would try to mentally coerce the Doctor to show some degree of interest in politics, but they failed because the Doctor wasn't interested and always regained control.
Badger kept him locked up in the old Type 40 that the Doctor had decided to steal while also controlling other parts of the Doctor's life like keeping mail away from him.
When the Doctor escaped from Quences' control and publicly protested the corrupt High Council, Quences ordered that Badger kill him; however, Surus destroyed it before it could. (AUDIO: Auld Morality)
Badger looked nothing like its namesake. It was bulky, standing about seven feet tall and was covered in serrated black stripes over a cream-coloured pelt. Its body was bear-like and tusks sprouted from its mouth. On either side of its head were massive, curling horns "big enough to hang a coat from".
Despite a realistic exterior, there were things which marked Badger as obviously mechanical. It had a wide variety of emotions programmed into it, but most of them were too robotically precise to be convincing. Its speakers were apparently hidden in its chest, because its voice never sounded as to be coming from its mouth.
Because Badger was meant to protect the Doctor, it had incredible strength, enough to fight and kill a monster who'd taken up residence in the flooded northern annex of the House of Lungbarrow. Badger would even attack other Time Lords if it thought they threatened the Doctor. (PROSE: Lungbarrow)