"Tell your Space-Spawn masters that Nokkar will never abandon his post!"

Nokkar is an extremely long-lived alien sentinel residing in Easter Island protecting Earth from a war against an alien race called the Space-Spawn. His species is called N'Kai.


Nokkar belongs to a species called N'Kai. He was sent to Earth by his people to protect it from the Space-Spawn invaders, in case they ever reached it; he landed on Easter Island about C.E. 400, and made it his headquarters as he monitored outer space for signs of the enemy. He also befriended the native people and shared his mission with them; they built the famous stone heads or moai upon Easter Island as a sort of tribute to him. When they died out, however, he became alone once more.

Apparently, Nokkar never encountered gargoyles on Earth until 1996. It seems likely that the New Olympians and Third Race were unknown to him as well, and he probably shared the thoughts of humanity that humans were the only sentient species native to the planet.

Nokkar stayed hidden on Easter Island for centuries, outliving all his allies there, and having no way to be certain whether the war against the Space-Spawn was over.

Over the years, he began to question his purpose, and even considered leaving Earth, abandoning his post as its Sentinel, then Goliath, Elisa, Angela, and Bronx came to Easter Island on the Avalon World Tour. Nokkar believed the gargoyles to be members of a Space-Spawn-allied race, scouting out Earth.

When he first encountered Elisa and she told him that the gargoyles were her friends, he believed that she had been brainwashed by them and subjected her to a dose of amnesia to undo this; in the process, he removed all her memories. He next captured Goliath, Angela, and Bronx, with the intent of executing them (since Sentinels are forbidden to take prisoners), refusing to listen to their arguments that they were gargoyles rather than aliens.

In the end, however, Elisa, acting out of instinctive loyalty to her friends even while still operating under Nokkar's amnesia, came to the gargoyles' defense. Nokkar, realizing that she could not have acted thus if her loyalty was solely due to the gargoyles' "brainwashing" because his amnesia treatment had removed all such traces from her, understood now that the gargoyles had been telling the truth, and called off his attack upon them, letting them go.

At Elisa's advice, he befriended Dr. Arnada and the archaeologists Arthur Morwood-Smyth and Lydia Duane, so that he would once again have company in his mission and not be alone.


In 2198, after the Space-Spawn reach Earth and conquer it, Nokkar, ashamed at having been unable to prevent their occupation, joins Samson's resistance cell. He eventually takes a squad of resistance fighters (Demona, Zafiro, LXM-1057 and Nick Maza) into outer space to fight the Space-Spawn there. Nokkar, wishing to make amends for his earlier failure, is willing to sacrifice himself to save Earth.


  • Nokkar was meant to be one of the main characters in the Gargoyles 2198 spin-off, where the Space-Spawn would invade Earth, but Nokkar's technology would be too far behind to stop them. As a result, Nokkar would join a resistance movement led by Broadway and Angela's descendant Samson. He would eventually travel with Demona, Zafiro, Guardian and LXM-1057 to strike the Space-Spawn homeworld.
  • Nokkar is one of several characters played by a Star Trek cast member - in this case Avery Brooks, who portrayed Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Season 1 Season 2 Season 3

  1. Awakening
  2. Awakening, Part Two
  3. Awakening, Part Three
  4. Awakening, Part Four
  5. Awakening, Part Five
  6. The Thrill of the Hunt
  7. Temptation
  8. Deadly Force
  9. Enter MacBeth
10. The Edge
11. Long Way to Morning
12. Her Brother's Keeper
13. Reawakening

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  2. Metamorphosis
  3. Legion
  4. A Lighthouse in the Sea of Time
  5. The Mirror
  6. The Silver Falcon
  7. Eye of the Beholder
  8. Vows
  9. City of Stone, Part One
10. City of Stone, Part Two
11. City of Stone, Part Three
12. City of Stone, Part Four
13. High Noon

14. Outfoxed
15. The Price
16. Revelations
17. Double Jeopardy
18. Upgrade
19. Protection
20. The Cage
21. Avalon, Part One
22. Avalon, Part Two
23. Avalon, Part Three
24. Shadows of the Past
25. Heritage
26. Monsters

27. Golem
28. Sanctuary
29. M.I.A.
30. Grief
31. Kingdom
32. The Hound of Ulster
33. Walkabout
34. Mark of the Panther
35. Pendragon
36. Eye of the Storm
37. The New Olympians
38. The Green
39. Sentinel

40. Bushido
41. Cloud Fathers
42. Ill Met By Moonlight
43. Future Tense
44. The Gathering, Part One
45. The Gathering, Part Two
46. Vendettas
47. Turf
48. The Reckoning
49. Possession
50. Hunter's Moon, Part One
51. Hunter's Moon, Part Two
52. Hunter's Moon, Part Three

  1. The Journey
  2. Ransom
  3. Runaways
  4. Broadway Goes Hollywood
  5. A Bronx Tail
  6. The Dying Of The Light
  7. And Justice For All
  8. Genesis Undone
  9. Generations
10. ...For It May Come True
11. To Serve Mankind
12. Seeing Isn't Believing
13. Angels In The Night

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Gargoyles #1. Clan Building Chapter One: Nightwatch
Gargoyles #2. Clan Building Chapter Two: The Journey
Gargoyles #3. Clan Building Chapter Three: Invitation Only
Gargoyles #4. Clan Building Chapter Four: Masque
Gargoyles #5. Clan Building Chapter Five: Bash
Gargoyles #6. Clan Building Chapter Six: Reunion
Gargoyles #7. Clan Building Chapter Seven: The Rock
Gargoyles #8. Clan Building Chapter Eight: Rock & Roll
Gargoyles #9. Clan Building Chapter Nine: Rock of Ages
Gargoyles #10. Clan Building Chapter Ten: The Gate
Gargoyles #11. Clan Building Chapter Eleven: Tyrants
Gargoyles #12. Clan Building Chapter Twelve: Phoenix

Bad Guys #1. Strangers
Bad Guys #2. The Lost
Bad Guys #3. Estranged
Bad Guys #4. Louse
Bad Guys #5. Strangled
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