skekEer was the Spy-Master, but neither his urRu counterpart nor urSkek name has never been depicted or identified.  Shortly after gaining consciousness in the Crystal Chamber, one of the Skeksis attacked and killed two urRu, thus resulting in the deaths of itself and another Skeksis. Due to his limited vocabulary and excessive material desires, he frequently bribes the other Skeksis into loaning him their personal possessions. Appearing in the first season of Age of Resistance, skekLach is killed by exploding in a pile of pus when Deet uses her powers to redirect the Darkening's energy back at the Skeksis.  Henson described the Reptus further in the following terms: Overbearing and brutal, the Reptus possess uncontrollable tempers. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. He dubiously claims to have an ear for music, and takes it upon himself to select specific slaves for skekTek to experiment upon. He was mentioned by skekZok in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, as skekOk considers calling the rest of the Skeksis back to the Castle during their battle against the Gelflings, noting that he, like skekSa the Mariner, would be "useful in a fight.". Before his death, he along with the Chamberlain, brought forth to the Emperor and Scientist the idea of Soldiers that would be soulless yet loyal: these would later become the Garthim. The Skeksis came to betray all friendship, without reason, without need. But time and power corrupted the hearts and minds of the Skeksis lords, turning their intelligence to suspicion and their ambition into bloodthirsty competition. Despite possessing a genuine gift as a fashion designer, skekEkt is nonetheless described in The World of the Dark Crystal as an extremely vain and callous character who would gladly cause the death of countless animals for the sake of fabricating one cloak. Terms of Service  When skekSil arrived with Kira, he was annoyed at skekUng's commands to drain Kira of essence before killing her, as he insisted she must be killed immediately. If, in the canon story, skekHak survived, it is implied he was the one who remodelled the Crystal Castle to better resemble the Skeksis themselves, while if he died, other sources claim skekShod and skekNa remodelled the Crystal Castle, as punishment for defying skekSo's position as Emperor. . In the film, he is performed by Frank Oz and voiced by Barry Dennen. Lee novel Tides of the Dark Crystal, making her a canon Skeksis. By the time of the film, he had replaced his jugular vein with a transparent external tube to monitor his own circulation and his right arm and right leg with mechanical prosthetics and can be seen leaning on a cane. He was also prone to mood swings and could often be found mumbling to himself. He is occasionally seen alongside both skekOk and skekAyuk. He is performed and voiced by Steve Whitmire in the film. skekOk uses his talents as a historian to alter the documentation of his kind's history to suit his propaganda while pleasing his shifting allies. David Odell (2012), "Reflections on Making.  Once sewn together, the suits were torn and stained with paint and fake dirt. The Skeksis are represented by puppets engineered under the direction of Jim Henson. They also had Podling musicians in the Castle for their pleasure, indicating that they enjoyed music. The Crystal darkened, turning from pure bright white to dimly glowing violet. Both desired to merge back into the urSkek GraGoh, but skekGra was cast out by the Skeksis as "The Heretic" for his attempts to convince them to rejoin their urRu counterparts. In the film, he is performed by Frank Oz and voiced by Barry Dennen. Samantha Nelson of The Verge wrote that the Skeksis compensate for the lack of distinct qualities in the series' heroes, while Collider described them as "delightfully macabre and grotesque". All they care about is themselves and their own pleasure. Since the new books and the prequel show, skekEer has been removed from canon, with skekNa revealed to be the Skeksis in charge of spies before becoming the slave master. skekEkt is voiced by a man in the film and by a woman in the series. When the Three Suns met, the dark-hearted urSkek's rage prevented the rest of the urSkeks from entering the Crystal and being cleansed. He appeared in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, performed by Helena Smee and voiced by Awkwafina.  The killing prompted a rebellion among the Stonewood Clan, which the Skeksis crushed after forming an alliance with the Arathim, due to promising to return their ancestral home of Grot to them. In the film, he is performed by Dave Goelz and voiced by Michael Kilgarriff.  SkekSo appears as the main antagonist of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, which chronologically precedes the 1982 film, where he attempts to harness and control the energy of the Darkening, which causes his body to corrode at a quicker pace compared to the other Skeksis, leading to his eventual death shown in the original film's beginning. In The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, skekSo is performed by Dave Chapman and voiced by Jason Isaacs. When skekVar was named the Emperor's new council in place of skekSil, he ended up being secretly murdered by skekSil in a scheme to regain their Emperor's trust while destroying skekVar's reputation. Contact Us. While the Gelfling strive for peace, the Skeksis enjoy nothing more then sadistic games and wanton cruelty. Though they are capable of alliances, each acts only of self-preservation to the point of immediate betrayals to benefit their personal agenda. For full-body shots, the head was placed on … Are skekLach and urSen male or female? In Age of Resistance, skekGra is performed by Damian Farrell and voiced by Andy Samberg.  Unlike the urRu, who evaporated after they died, the Skeksis would crumble into dust, having no soul to slow down the process of decomposition. Together with elder Carn, skekSo proclaimed the formation of the Alliance of the Crystal, which remained in vigor even after the urRu resolved the Makrak crisis peacefully.. © 2020 THE JIM HENSON COMPANY. In episode 8 of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Aughra expresses some fondness for him, declaring that skekMal was "the most beautiful of the lot" despite his scent of death. But their love of a good party and a fancy necklace hides a deep fear of their own mortality and an obsession with cheating death. If, in the canon story, skekHak survived, it is implied he was the one who remodelled the Crystal Castle to better resemble the Skeksis themselves, while if he died, other sources claim skekShod and skekNa remodelled the Crystal Castle, as punishment for defying skekSo's position as Emperor.