"Well young guardian, I don't think your first branching will be that dangerous. Now, don't worry about how much noise you make in the beginning, you just need to stretch those - wings... Well done!"
- Noctus to Soren on his first branching attempt, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
|Species:||Barn Owl (Tyto Alba)|
Blythe, Bell, Sebastiana
|Appears in:||The Capture, The Rescue, The Burning|
|Appears in:||Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole|
|Mate of Marella; father of Soren, Kludd, and Eglantine|
Near the beginning of the book, Noctus was teaching Kludd branching. He witnessed the hatching of all his three children, and told them legends of Ga'Hoole.
In The Rescue, while Soren and the weather chaw were lost in the spirit woods, Soren found his parents' scrooms, who warned him of Metal Beak. Since his parents were scrooms, this indicates that they were both dead (scrooms are the spirits of dead owls and owlets that have unfinished business on earth).
In The Burning, Noctus made his final apperance as a scroom. He calmed Soren when he said that his work on earth was done and he and his mother departed to glaumora to rest in peace.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'HooleEdit
In the film, Noctus is voiced by Hugo Weaving. He is portrayed as a loving father, who enjoys telling his children legends of Ga'Hoole. Instead of being murdered by the Pure Ones, he and Marella visit the great tree to congratulate Soren on his victory.
Noctus was a loving, caring father who only wanted the best for his children. When he was disobeyed he could get angry, as shown in The Capture, but he was mostly good-natured and loved old legends and cracking jokes, much to Kludd's disgust.