- Name: Thrakhath nar Kiranka
- Rank: Crown Prince of the Kilrathi Empire
- Race: Kilrathi
- Gender: Male
- Birth: 2624
- Death: 2669.267 (Aged 45)
- Planet: Kilrah
- Affiliation: Kilrathi Empire
- First Appearance: Wing Commander I (Off-screen)/Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi
- Last Appearance: Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger
Crown Prince Thrakhath nar Kiranka (2624-2669) was the youngest son of Prince Gilkarg nar Kiranka, son of the ruling Kiranka Emperor and third in line of succession. Born in 2624, he rose to prominence as heir to the Empire following the death of his brother at the Battle of McAullife in 2634, and of his father following the KIS Sivar debacle of 2655. He gradually assumed more responsibilities as his grandfather grew infirm.
The young prince proved to be a tenacious, ruthless commander who often demanded zu'kara (ritual suicide) from those who failed to live up to his high standards. He shunned desk jobs, preferring to lead his war armada from the front; in the early part of the war, and even as late as 2666, he regularly took to space in his custom-built Bloodfang fighter. He never truly respected his foes, regarding humanity as food-prey unworthy of the honor of battle.
Though his bullheaded leadership style led to early successes against the Confederation, it faltered as Thrakhath came up against Rear Admiral Geoffrey Tolwyn, who easily proved Thrakhath's match, in both obstinance and strategy. He developed an intense rivalry with legendary human pilot Christopher Blair, who managed to personally defeat the Prince on numerous occasions. Thrakhath had once succeeded in ruining Blair's career by framing him for the loss of the T.C.S. Tiger's Claw with the help of human traitors, but Blair eventually exacted revenge on his rival in combat. By 2667 and the Battle of Vukar Tag the tide was turning against the Kilrathi, with Thrakhath continually snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Stories of his incompetence spread, and the Prince who once drove the Confederation from "Enigma Sector" became known as an inept buffoon. Assassination attempts, both on him and the Emperor, became commonplace, one of which was organized by his one-time advisor Baron Jukaga.
By mid-2669 the Kilrathi had recovered from their losses of the previous year. With his rebuilt battle fleet, and facing a Confederation greatly weakened by the Battle of Earth, Thrakhath seemed on the verge of victory. In one stroke he would redeem his clan's honor and wipe out his hated enemy. But it was not to be. Thrakhath was downed in combat on 2669.267 by Colonel Christopher Blair, and his home planet, the seat of Imperial power, was destroyed shortly thereafter.