Terkim was an El-Aurian male and Guinan's maternal uncle. He was the family misfit and considered to be a bad influence on his niece. Most of his acquaintances had long since stopped spending much time with him and told Guinan that she should stay away as well. Guinan, however, was the only one who spent enough time with him to realize that he was the only one in her family, other than herself, who had a sense of humor. Her mother told her that she reminded her of him.