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|“||SkekOk the Scroll-Keeper kept the record of the Skeksis; he was the smallest, finest-featured, least honest of them all. He wrote and rewrote his accounts, and kept changing them to please one or another of his shifting allies. The truth was soon lost.||„|
|~ The World of the Dark Crystal|
|~ SkekOk when he sees the arrival of the Mystics|
SkekOk is the court Scroll Keeper for the Skeksis and one of the supporting antagonists in The Dark Crystal. His mirror image amongst the Mystics is UrAc the Scribe.
He was performed by Bob Payne, with John Baddeley providing his voice. In the 2019 prequel series, he is performed and voiced by Neil Sterenberg.
SkekOk is shown to be much shorter and a bit small compared to the other Skeksis. He wears a mix dark brown and tan robe with pleated, printed covers said to resemble the pages of a book and three pairs of rounded glasses, which is a key trait of his.
Early character plans focus on a two-sided personality of SkekOk: "When head projects out of collar, he assumes an academic, pedantic tone. When head retreats into collar, he assumes other persona -- babbling, cackling, childlike, falls asleep like dormouse." The World of the Dark Crystal mentions that SkekOk is the least honest of all the Skeksis.
The Scroll Keeper is the smallest of the Skeksis, a fact which gets him picked on and laughed at. Yet SkekOk has his own power, he is able to rewrite the Skeksi histories to suit his allegiances and propaganda needs—which he does. SkekOk's traditional loyalty is to the Ritual Master SkekZok.