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Abner Buckwash
Don't hurt me! Don't hurt me! Wha… What are you? Mercenaries? Torturers? Assassins?
— Buckwash, upon meeting Ratchet and Clank, R&C

Abner Buckwash,[1] mostly referred to as the Novalis Chairman or the Mayor, was the official for the planet of Novalis. He was an elderly man and was easily frightened. The Chairman held a walking stick, and being part of the Solanian he had blue skin and spikes on his head.


Ratchet & Clank

Meeting Novalis Chairman

Ratchet and Clank, meeting Buckwash for the first time

Buckwash was first seen meeting with Drek, discussing Drek's plans for Novalis. The chairman said that if Drek didn't stop his plans, Qwark would. This made Drek laugh, as Qwark was working for him, and his Robot Lieutenant took the chairman away to be tortured. The chairman was then taken to Tobruk Crater in a prison ship. There, he was saved by Ratchet and Clank, who he was initially scared of. The chairman gave the duo an Infobot for Metropolis, and after Ratchet and Clank explained who they were, the Chairman gave them a Courier Ship.

Up Your Arsenal

Buckwash was seen watching the Secret Agent Clank premiere at the end of Up Your Arsenal. He appears to have aged a little over the two years, as his eyebrows and mustache appear grey instead of black.


  1. According to the Ratchet & Clank (PS4)