Captive Gruenaks

Gruenaks were a race of Thra with a reputation for being mechanically-minded and strong. They were almost completely exterminated by the Skeksis, though two survivors were later captured by Sifan mariners and sold to skekSil, who handed them to skekTek so that they could assist him in repairing the essence-draining machine.[1] However, following their attempt to escape, the Scientist killed both of them by throwing one down the Castle shaft and bludgeoning the other to death.

Gruenak physiology was later combined to that of the Arathim Silk Spitter to create the first Garthim.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Like the Makraks from The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths graphic novels, the Gruenaks were based on the race of "miners" from Jim Henson's 1978 screenplay of The Dark Crystal. Toby Froud used his father's original pencil sketches as a basis for the Gruenak design, but made them more "sloth-like" by emphasizing the length of their arms.[3]


References Edit

  1. "What Was Sundered and Undone" The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Netflix. August 30, 2019
  2. "A Single Piece Was Lost" The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Netflix. August 30, 2019
  3. Wallace, D. (2019), The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance - Inside the Epic Return to Thra, Titan Books, p. 135, ISBN 978-1-78909-387-2.
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