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* [[spoiler:FallenHero]]: After the war, he [[spoiler:is clearly suffering from some flavor of PTSD]].

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* [[spoiler:FallenHero]]: FallenHero: After the war, he [[spoiler:is clearly suffering from some flavor of PTSD]].



* LargeAndInCharge: A minor example. According to most characters and artwork Jake is tall and has a football player's stocky build. [[spoiler:In ''The Familiar'', adult Jake is stated to have a Schwarzenegger-esque build and a body a Yeerk would 'give three ranks for'.]]

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* LargeAndInCharge: A minor example. According to most characters and artwork artwork, Jake is tall and has a football player's stocky build. [[spoiler:In ''The Familiar'', adult Jake is stated to have a Schwarzenegger-esque build and a body a Yeerk would 'give "give three ranks for'.for".]]



* OutOfCharacterAlert: Jake [[spoiler:gets his head dunked in a yeerk tank in one book, and the rest of the Animorphs worry that he might have become infested (he is). The yeerk is able to emulate his speech patterns and mannerisms perfectly, which terrifies Jake. But when the others suggest isolating and watching him for 3 days to be sure, he tries to talk them out of it. They realize that if Jake were himself, he'd have no problem with taking this measure.]]

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* OutOfCharacterAlert: Jake [[spoiler:gets his head dunked in a yeerk Yeerk tank in one book, and the rest of the Animorphs worry that he might have become infested (he is). The yeerk Yeerk is able to emulate his speech patterns and mannerisms perfectly, which terrifies Jake. But when the others suggest isolating and watching him for 3 days to be sure, he tries to talk them out of it. They realize that if Jake were himself, he'd have no problem with taking this measure.]]



* [[spoiler:SurvivorGuilt: He's got it after so many people die during the final battles, including all the Auxiliary Animorphs, Rachel and Tom.]]

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* [[spoiler:SurvivorGuilt: He's SurvivorGuilt: [[spoiler:He's got it after so many people die during the final battles, including all the Auxiliary Animorphs, Rachel and Tom.]]



* BloodKnight /TheBrute: Rachel becomes more violent as the series goes. She tries not to fall into this, but fails more and more as the series goes on, ending in [[spoiler:a HeroicSacrifice]].

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* BloodKnight /TheBrute: BloodKnight: Rachel becomes more violent as the series goes. She tries not to fall into this, but fails more and more as the series goes on, ending in [[spoiler:a HeroicSacrifice]].



* [[spoiler:DoNotGoGentle: In human form, surrounded by enemies, Rachel refuses to surrender. Her last act is a DyingDeclarationOfLove to Tobias, who's watching from Earth.]]
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome: Rachel's last stand on her own against all members of Tom's morph capable team. It ends with her as a regular human girl standing in front of a polar bear, and being Rachel, she doesn't even flinch.]]

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* [[spoiler:DoNotGoGentle: In DoNotGoGentle: [[spoiler:In human form, surrounded by enemies, Rachel refuses to surrender. Her last act is a DyingDeclarationOfLove to Tobias, who's watching from Earth.]]
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome: Rachel's DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Rachel's last stand on her own against all members of Tom's morph capable team. It ends with her as a regular human girl standing in front of a polar bear, and being Rachel, she doesn't even flinch.]]



* [[spoiler:SociopathicSoldier]]: Type II meets IV, courtesy of shell shock and an adrenaline addiction.

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* [[spoiler:SociopathicSoldier]]: Type SociopathicSoldier: [[spoiler:Type II meets IV, courtesy of shell shock and an adrenaline addiction.]]



* [[spoiler:CantStayNormal: She is a temporal anomaly - see the main page for a better description.]]

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* [[spoiler:CantStayNormal: She CantStayNormal: [[spoiler:She is a temporal anomaly - see the main page for a better description.]]



* DeusExMachina : She was able to morph out of butterfly despite becoming a [[ShapeshifterModeLock nothlit]] in it. Apparently turning from caterpillar to butterfly counted as a reset of the morphing clock.

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* DeusExMachina : DeusExMachina: She was able to morph out of butterfly despite becoming a [[ShapeshifterModeLock nothlit]] in it. Apparently turning from caterpillar to butterfly counted as a reset of the morphing clock.



* [[spoiler:HappilyEverAfter: She's the only Animorph spared by the BolivianArmyEnding.]]

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* [[spoiler:HappilyEverAfter: She's HappilyEverAfter: [[spoiler:She's the only Animorph spared by the BolivianArmyEnding.]]



* [[spoiler:RippleEffectProofMemory: In ''Back to Before'', Cassie is explicitly stated to be a temporal anomaly who has this ability by default. She is vaguely aware of the true timeline via dreams and bad feelings in the ItsAWonderfulPlot alternate universe.]]

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* [[spoiler:RippleEffectProofMemory: In RippleEffectProofMemory: [[spoiler:In ''Back to Before'', Cassie is explicitly stated to be a temporal anomaly who has this ability by default. She is vaguely aware of the true timeline via dreams and bad feelings in the ItsAWonderfulPlot alternate universe.]]



* [[spoiler:RankUp: See AwesomeMomentOfCrowning above.]]

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* [[spoiler:RankUp: See RankUp: [[spoiler:See AwesomeMomentOfCrowning above.]]



* [[spoiler:CreateYourOwnVillain: Arguably pushed over the edge into villainy by being forced to sleep in a barn, unable to go out in public as himself. He even justifies his actions with an IronicEcho of Tobias's own words.]]
* [[spoiler:DangerousDeserter: After going AWOL he becomes one of the team's worst enemies.]]
* [[spoiler:DealWithTheDevil: He makes one with Crayak to get off the hellish island the Animorphs left him on.]]
* [[spoiler:DeadPersonImpersonation: Disposes of Jake and Rachel's mortally wounded cousin and takes his place.]]
* [[spoiler:DeathSeeker: By the end, he's given up on revenge and begs Rachel to kill him, preferring death to going on trapped as a rat.]]

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* [[spoiler:CreateYourOwnVillain: Arguably CreateYourOwnVillain: [[spoiler:Arguably pushed over the edge into villainy by being forced to sleep in a barn, unable to go out in public as himself. He even justifies his actions with an IronicEcho of Tobias's own words.]]
* [[spoiler:DangerousDeserter: After DangerousDeserter: [[spoiler:After going AWOL he becomes one of the team's worst enemies.]]
* [[spoiler:DealWithTheDevil: He DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:He makes one with Crayak to get off the hellish island the Animorphs left him on.]]
* [[spoiler:DeadPersonImpersonation: Disposes DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:Disposes of Jake and Rachel's mortally wounded cousin and takes his place.]]
* [[spoiler:DeathSeeker: By DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:By the end, he's given up on revenge and begs Rachel to kill him, preferring death to going on trapped as a rat.]]



* [[spoiler:EvenEvilHasStandards: Despite bluffing the Animorphs with the threat of it, David never attempts to go over to the Yeerks, and by all accounts hates them as much as they do. He also shies away from hurting/killing humans, only killing one human that was terminally ill anyway. He ''does'' try to kill the Animorphs, but while they're morphed and then invokes LoopholeAbuse to justify it; he's not killing humans, he's killing a hawk, a tiger, etc.]]

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* [[spoiler:EvenEvilHasStandards: Despite EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:Despite bluffing the Animorphs with the threat of it, David never attempts to go over to the Yeerks, and by all accounts hates them as much as they do. He also shies away from hurting/killing humans, only killing one human that was terminally ill anyway. He ''does'' try to kill the Animorphs, but while they're morphed and then invokes LoopholeAbuse to justify it; he's not killing humans, he's killing a hawk, a tiger, etc.]]



* [[spoiler:FateWorseThanDeath: Trapped in rat morph for the rest of his life.]]

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* [[spoiler:FateWorseThanDeath: Trapped FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:He's forcibly trapped in rat morph for the rest of his life.]]



* [[spoiler:FromNobodyToNightmare: Just a dissaffected teenager who found the morphing cube. Nearly kills the entire team.]]

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* [[spoiler:FromNobodyToNightmare: Just FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler:Just a dissaffected teenager who found the morphing cube. Nearly kills the entire team.]]



* [[spoiler:[[KarmicDeath Karmic Punishment]]: They trapped the SixthRangerTraitor in rat morph. There's no way that wasn't deliberate]].

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* [[spoiler:[[KarmicDeath [[KarmicDeath Karmic Punishment]]: They [[spoiler:They trapped the SixthRangerTraitor in rat morph. There's no way that wasn't deliberate]].



* KickTheDog: Killing a random bird the instant he gets his golden eagle morph. He tries to pass it off as being taken over by the morph. Some of the Animorphs buy it, Marco does not.

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* KickTheDog: Killing a random bird the instant he gets his golden eagle morph. He tries to pass it off as being taken over by the morph. Some of the Animorphs buy it, but Marco does not.not, as he's able to know when someone is lying.



* [[spoiler:LeftHanging: His final fate.]]

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* [[spoiler:LeftHanging: His LeftHanging: [[spoiler:His final fate.]]



* SanitySlippage: His mental health clearly deteriorates throughout the trilogy. Not surprising, given [[spoiler:he loses his whole life to the Yeerks, becomes a fugitive who can't even go out in public as himself, is recruited into the Animorphs and has to face the dangers they face every day.]] Despite all this, he mostly holds it together throughout ''The Threat'' and even after [[spoiler:his betrayal]] he sort of still wants his parents back. It's only once that option's off the table that he ''really'' tailspins out of control. [[spoiler:And by ''The Return'' he's been driven insane completely due to the hellish experience of being trapped as a rat and the long isolation he was forced to endure.]]

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* SanitySlippage: His mental health clearly deteriorates throughout the trilogy. Not surprising, given [[spoiler:he loses his whole life to the Yeerks, becomes a fugitive who can't even go out in public as himself, is recruited into the Animorphs and has to face the dangers they face every day.]] Despite all this, he mostly holds it together throughout ''The Threat'' and even after [[spoiler:his betrayal]] he sort of still wants his parents back. It's only once that option's off the table that he ''really'' tailspins out of control. [[spoiler:And by ''The Return'' he's been driven insane completely insane due to the hellish experience of being trapped as a rat and the long isolation he was forced to endure.]]



* [[spoiler:ShapeshifterModeLock: Trapped as a rat by the Animorphs.]]

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* [[spoiler:ShapeshifterModeLock: Trapped ShapeshifterModeLock: [[spoiler:Trapped as a rat by the Animorphs.]]



* [[spoiler:SixthRangerTraitor: Betrays the team within days of recruitment]].
* SmugSnake: Like Marco, he can be [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation interpreted]] as this.
* [[spoiler:SpotTheImpostor: David morphs Jake's cousin, who is badly injured after being hit by a car and expected to die in surgery, and takes his place. Jake figures it out almost instantly, when "Saddler's" injuries are miraculously healed. Everyone else not in on TheMasquerade fails miserably.]]
** [[spoiler:He also acquires Marco against his will, and uses his Marco morph to attack an unsuspecting Ax and infiltrate the Animorph's school unnoticed, much to the real Marco's disgust. It's only until "Marco" sits on a chair backwards that the others realize the real Marco doesn't sit like that.]]

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* [[spoiler:SixthRangerTraitor: Betrays SixthRangerTraitor: [[spoiler:Betrays the team within days of recruitment]].
* SmugSnake: Like Marco, he can be [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation interpreted]] as this.
* [[spoiler:SpotTheImpostor: David SpotTheImpostor:
** [[spoiler:David
morphs Jake's cousin, who is badly injured after being hit by a car and expected to die in surgery, and takes his place. Jake figures it out almost instantly, when "Saddler's" injuries are miraculously healed. Everyone else not in on TheMasquerade fails miserably.]]
** [[spoiler:He also acquires Marco against his will, and uses his Marco morph to attack an unsuspecting Ax and infiltrate the Animorph's Animorphs' school unnoticed, much to the real Marco's disgust. It's only until "Marco" sits on a chair backwards that the others realize the real Marco doesn't sit like that.]]



* [[spoiler:TrickingTheShapeshifter: The team defeats him by using an elaborate version of this ruse. First, they trick him into turning into a mouse to enter a miniature labyrinth with Rachel (by pretending that the MacGuffin he tried to blackmail out of them is there). Rachel escapes the labyrinth, David stays locked inside until he enters ShapeshifterModeLock]].

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* [[spoiler:TrickingTheShapeshifter: The TrickingTheShapeshifter: [[spoiler:The team defeats him by using an elaborate version of this ruse. First, they trick him into turning into a mouse to enter a miniature labyrinth with Rachel (by pretending that the MacGuffin he tried to blackmail out of them is there). Rachel escapes the labyrinth, David stays locked inside until he enters ShapeshifterModeLock]].



* [[spoiler:WhatHappenedToTheMouse: A rare ''literal'' example.]]

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* [[spoiler:WhatHappenedToTheMouse: A WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:A rare ''literal'' example.]]



* [[spoiler:WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: He goes from a relatively normal kid to an unflinching killer after gaining the morphing power.]]

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* [[spoiler:WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: He WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[spoiler:He goes from a relatively normal kid to an unflinching killer after gaining the morphing power.]]



* [[spoiler:SuicideMission: Jake sends them to buy the Animorphs time to take over the Pool ship]].

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* [[spoiler:SuicideMission: Jake SuicideMission: [[spoiler:Jake sends them to buy the Animorphs time to take over the Pool ship]].
5th Sep '17 1:39:02 PM TheOrbOfConfusion
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* EvilCounterpart: To... all of the Animorphs, really. He thinks of himself as a leader and plans on starting his own band of Animorphs (Jake), he can single-handedly execute complex plans that hinge on people acting the way he thinks they will (Marco), he prefers power morphs and enjoys battle more than the heroes (Rachel), he can easily read and exploit others' personalities (Cassie), he has no home of his own due to the war (Tobias), and he takes on the role of an outsider (Ax). His only distinguishing features from the other Animorphs are his selfishness and need for power and control.
3rd Sep '17 12:43:14 PM mattthelurker
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* {{Animorphism}}: The TropeNamer.

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* {{Animorphism}}: The TropeNamer. They possess the ability to transform into any animal whose DNA they have acquired (via touch). However, staying morphed longer than two hours causes ShapeshifterModeLock.



* {{Animorphism}}: He prefers a tiger.



* {{Animorphism}}: She uses an elephant at first, then switches to a grizzly bear after a few books.



* {{Animorphism}}: He's stuck as a red-tailed hawk after the first book.



* TheAce: She's the best morpher in the series by a massive margin, and is capable of controlling the process when she needs to.



* {{Animorphism}}: She's the best morpher in the series by a massive margin, and is capable of controlling the process when she needs to.



* {{Animorphism}}: Generally goes with a gorilla. Also notable as the one who came up with the name "Animorph."



* TheNicknamer: Came up with the name Animorphs.



* {{Animorphism}}: Not as much as the others, since his "battle morph" is just his default form, but he does have and use the ability.



* {{Animorphism}}



* {{Animorphism}}: They're all given the morphing power.
3rd Sep '17 12:39:49 PM mattthelurker
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* {{Animorphism}}: The TropeNamer.
14th Aug '17 9:41:12 AM Watermist
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** TheChick: Cassie doesn't like the fighting and reminds the team how important people and animals are.

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** TheChick: TheChick (of TheHeart variety): Cassie doesn't like the fighting and reminds the team how important people and animals are.
6th Aug '17 4:23:51 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* LeotardOfPower: Her most common [[MagicPants morphing outfit]]. Justified, since she ''is'' a gymnast.
21st Jul '17 5:13:49 AM Bootlebat
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* StatuesqueStunner: She is described as being very tall as well as very pretty.
25th Apr '17 10:03:07 AM KeyaS
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* IJustWantToBeYou: The primary driving force behind her and Cassie's relationship. Rachel wishes she could be compassionate and empathetic like Cassie. This relationship fractures when she realizes that Cassie's reluctance to fight means Rachel has to overcompensate as shown in [[spoiler:''The Resistance''.]] By the end of the series, they can't stand each other.

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* IJustWantToBeYou: The primary driving force behind her and Cassie's relationship. Rachel wishes she could be compassionate and empathetic like Cassie. This relationship fractures when she realizes that Cassie's reluctance to fight means Rachel has to overcompensate as shown in [[spoiler:''The Resistance''.]] By the end of the series, they can't stand each other.]]



* IJustWantToBeYou: The primary driving force behind her and Rachel's relationship. Cassie wishes she could be strong and confident like Rachel. However, as Rachel starts acting more psychotic over the course of the series, Cassie's tolerance for Rachel's actions wears thin as shown in [[spoiler:''The Sacrifice''.]] By the end of the series, they can't stand each other.

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* IJustWantToBeYou: The primary driving force behind her and Rachel's relationship. Cassie wishes she could be strong and confident like Rachel. However, as Rachel starts acting more psychotic over the course of the series, Cassie's tolerance for Rachel's actions wears thin as shown in [[spoiler:''The Sacrifice''.]] By the end of the series, they can't stand each other.]]
13th Mar '17 10:25:48 AM Scabbard
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* [[spoiler:TrickingTheShapeshifter: The team defeats him by using an elaborate version of this ruse. First, they trick him into turning into a mouse to enter a miniature labyrinth with Rachel (by pretending that the MacGuffin he tried to blackmail out of them is there). Rachel escapes the labyrinth, David stays locked inside until he enters ShapeshifterModeLock]].]]

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* [[spoiler:TrickingTheShapeshifter: The team defeats him by using an elaborate version of this ruse. First, they trick him into turning into a mouse to enter a miniature labyrinth with Rachel (by pretending that the MacGuffin he tried to blackmail out of them is there). Rachel escapes the labyrinth, David stays locked inside until he enters ShapeshifterModeLock]].]]
13th Mar '17 10:22:53 AM Scabbard
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* [[spoiler:SixthRangerTraitor: Betrays the team within days of recruitment]]

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* [[spoiler:SixthRangerTraitor: Betrays the team within days of recruitment]]recruitment]].
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