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Agnogg Buckwash,[1] otherwise simply referred to as the Novalis Chairman or the Mayor[2], is a support character in Ratchet & Clank and its 2016 re-imagined game, with a cameo in Up Your Arsenal. He is the elderly mayor of the Tobruk Crater on planet Novalis.

In the re-imagining, Buckwash has largely the same role, though he is also the uncle of the pro hoverboarder Skidd McMarx.


Ratchet & Clank

Buckwash was first seen onboard Chairman Drek's flagship, where he was attempting to protest Drek's plan to extract a portion of Novalis for his new world.[3] As Drek refused to withdraw his troops, Buckwash was given no choice except to evacuate the citizens from the planet. Buckwash warned him that Captain Qwark would stop him, which Drek found humorous, considering Qwark was actually working for him. As Buckwash desperately begged Drek to stop the madness, Drek had his lieutenant haul him away for torture.

Agnogg offering Ratchet and Clank a ship.

Following the Novalis mission "Find a new ship", Buckwash landed near Ratchet and Clank. Out of fear that the two were probably torturers or assassins sent by Drek, he gave them an infobot with coordinates to Kerwan. When it became clear that Ratchet and Clank were merely travelers looking for a new ship, Buckwash relaxed and granted them a courier ship for free.


The 2016 re-imagined game and movie are in-universe fictional accounts of the original Ratchet & Clank.
The re-imagined game describes Captain Qwark's account of events, while the re-imagined film is an in-universe holofilm. As Qwark is an unreliable narrator, and the holofilm is fiction, any events that contradict the original are non-canon (though those which correspond still apply). Please see Project:Bulletin board/Canon for the wiki's coverage of canon.

Ratchet and Clank meeting Agnogg.

In Qwark's retelling of events, Agnogg Buckwash was locked away in his ship during the blarg invasion of Novalis. Once Ratchet and Clank repelled the attack, Buckwash exited his ship and revealed that the blarg had invaded the planet after his nephew, Skidd McMarx, accidentally revealed secret plans for a blarg hydroharvester. Buckwash offered them an infobot with coordinates to Aridia, where they would find Skidd.

Later, when Novalis was destroyed by the Deplanetizer, its entire population had been evacuated, meaning Buckwash presumably evacuated along with them.

Up Your Arsenal

Buckwash was among the many people who attended the movie premiere of Secret Agent Clank.


Agnogg Buckwash is a part of a species seen widely throughout the Solana Galaxy, with blue skin and black spikes on his head, similar to other characters such as the Plumber. He holds a walking stick, has small glasses, and wears dark clothing with a red cape. He also has a thick, black mustache and thick eyebrows, though these later become gray, as seen in his cameo in Up Your Arsenal.

In the re-imagining, Buckwash appears slightly more regal, wearing brightly colored purple and blue clothing. He is also able to stand upright, and he holds a gold cane instead.

Behind the scenes

Agnogg Buckwash's holocard in the re-imagined Ratchet & Clank mistakenly spells his first name as "Abner".