|PERFORMER||Louise Gold puppeteer|
|Thick Wilson voice|
Like all the Skeksis, SkekAyuk wears an elaborate costume. A large handkerchief is tucked in his sleeve to dab his mouth. He loves to eat, and is often seen stuffing food into his cheeks, often disavowing eating implements in order to get the food in him all the faster. Unsurprisingly, he is the fattest of the Skeksis.
SkekAyuk commands a host of slaves to create complex meals for the Skeksis - including Roast Nebrie (a Skeksis favorite). Yet in spite of all this, the Skeksis' spiritual disjointment makes them leave each banquet still raging with hunger. In contrast, skekAyuk's alter ego, the Mystic cook urAmaj, prepares very simple and very satisfying meals by hand.
Pre-production notes for the film, as shown in The Making of the Dark Crystal, describe the Gourmet as follows:
- SkekAyuk appears in the 2019 Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, voiced by Harvey Fierstein.
- SkekAyuk appears in the comic book series Legends of the Dark Crystal, where he is shown to have formed a political alliance with SkekSil in his bid to be next in line for the throne.