The Mank'nar (also called Mank'nar Beasts) are a strange alien race from the planet of the same name.
Their warriors were considered the most brutal fighters in twelve star systems. They were repeatedly encountered by the crew of the NSEA Protector during its adventures. It is said the only thing that could stop them were the cute - but deadly - creatures known as fuzzoids.
Many fans seem to cosplay as this alien species, indicating their significance. There seems to be little variation in the costumes, cloaks seem to be optional.