Lil Dariaan "Hawk" Nighthawk is the childhood version of Dariaan Nighthawk, as featured in Lil Hawk & Croc. He is a wise-cracking, sassy 5-year-old with a problem pronouncing complex words.

When Lil Dariaan met Lil Alan Devane, Dare named his new friend after the alligator on his shirt. Hawk couldn't properly pronounce "Lalligrator," and decided that "Croc" was close enough. In response, Lil Croc nicknamed Lil Dariaan, "Hawk," after the last syllable in his surname.