Darmok of Kanza was a mytho-historical hunter native to Shantil III, who once partnered with Jalad on the island-continent of Tanagra against a common foe, or "beast". At some other point, once alone and once with Jalad, he was found on an ocean. These events were incorporated into the language of the Tamarians as a metaphor for several situations. (TNG: "Darmok")

References to Darmok in Tamarian communication included:

  • "Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra" – cooperation
  • "Darmok and Jalad on the ocean" – new friendship and understanding gained through a shared challenge
  • "Darmok on the ocean" – loneliness, isolation
This character was only mentioned in dialogue.
According to the script, Darmok was pronounced as "dahr-MOCK".
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