|Ookla the Mok|
|Voiced by Henry Corden|
|Powers and Abilities:||Great Strength|
Ookla the Mok is a companion of Thundarr the Barbarian. He first met Thundarr when he was captured and enslaved by the evil wizard Sabian, where he helped in the slave revolt. He has been with him ever since.
As a Mok, Ookla has great strength, usually fighting by ripping up a nearby sapling or piece of wreckage to club his enemies. On a few occasions he is shown to use a longbow that fires a type of paralyzing arrow. However, he is also the most likely of the heroes to charge right into an enemy attack or to be enraged by unusual nuisances or threats.
Both Thundarr and Ariel generally understand the howls that make up Ookla's speech, but Thundarr seems to know more about Mok culture than Ariel, perhaps because he and Ookla met and worked together as slaves before either met Ariel. Whereas Thundarr and Ariel ride horses for transport, Ookla's steed is another quadrapedal species called an equort.
Ookla is a large, muscular leonine like humanoid, with a black and dark-gray beastly face, amber eyes, with cat-like pupils, black pointy ears, blond mane, three-fingered (plus thumb) claws, and cinnamon-brown fur. He is dressed in black boots and briefs. Ookla, like Chewbacca the Wookiee, doesn't talk in any human language, but Thundarr and Ariel seem to understand him, like Han Solo does his companion in the Star Wars mythology.
The name "Ookla" actually comes from University of California, Los Angeles (commonly known as UCLA), and the puppet charactor Kukla, from Kukla, Fran and Ollie. Ookla was named by series creator Steve Gerber and his friend Martin Pasko.
|The full image gallery for Ookla may be viewed at Ookla/Gallery.|