History Headscratchers / Animorphs

24th Jan '17 8:33:45 PM Sarah1281
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*** Well what nearby habitable planets are any of them aware of to point them to? What makes them think they can trust the Mecora to fly off to parts unknown just to keep their future on track? And Tobias didn't want to tell the whole group so they wouldn't have to try and vote on it and be democratic and whatnot and maybe not be allowed to do what he had to to save the future and so they wouldn't have to live for it. Plus if them all fleeing the planet was really an option why did they ask the kids to sacrifice their chance to go home instead of just doing that in the first place? I really don't think they had the capability to leave as quickly as they would have needed to to survive.
24th Jan '17 5:43:50 PM KaiYves
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** I honestly never thought about this for over a decade until a fan blog pointed it out, but couldn't they have kept Earth's history on track by getting the Mercora to leave, maybe by lying and saying the nuke wouldn't be strong enough to do anything to the comet or sabotaging it but claiming that was because it had been damaged in stealing it? I get that even if they got the Mercora to fly to Mars to escape the impact they might come right back to Earth once it became habitable again, but if they could direct them to some habitable planet maybe they'd stay there and Earth history could go on like we knew it. I dunno, I just feel bad for those poor broccoli farmers...
7th Jan '17 5:31:59 PM JBC31187
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*** In ''Visser'' Visser One gives a lecture on the five classes of species Yeerks sort us in. Class Ones can't be used at all. Class Twos like Taxxons can be infested, but are poor hosts. Class Three Hork-Bajir are physically tough, but have small numbers and slow breeding. Class Fours are simply too powerful to enslave at the moment, like Andalites. Only humans qualify as class five, with our large numbers, decent physical form, and limited technology. So, the Ssstram, Mak and Nahara were probably class twos or threes, and just weren't worth bringing to Earth.
4th Dec '16 1:30:29 PM tropette
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** As a point of comparison take Jake, who had (from the outside) the perfect life: jock, good student, loving family, (presumably) close friends, natural leadership ability. After the war, the only real psychological difference between Jake and Tobias was that one was a human and one was a bird. Otherwise, both of them were pretty much equally disconnected from humanity.
4th Dec '16 1:20:20 PM tropette
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** For all we know, "Aximili" and "Elfangor" ''do'' mean "Big Tree" and "Tasty Grass." Why do people who speak English use strange words like "tree" when they could be meaningful like "árbol" or "baum"?
30th Oct '16 8:22:35 AM ShaSam
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** Frankly, I agree that the elephant is a better battle morph, but I think the answer is simply that Rachel likes the grizzly better. The elephant is terrifying and powerful, but it doesn't quite represent the pure savagery that is Rachel's style. Also, have yet another thought about how gross a bear's severed arm would be.
11th Oct '16 8:12:48 AM tafelshrew
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*** Not one of the above posters, but to me it seems that a) if there were non-human sapient beings in real life, they should be covered under the rules of war due to basic ethics, and b) the aforementioned technical legal arguments are guidelines on fighting a war as ethically as possible so in this fictional scenario it makes sense to refer to them.
10th Oct '16 3:11:29 PM timemonkey
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** Do you honestly think Visser Three is letting his minions know just how much damage the 'Andalite Bandits' are causing? He's likely keeping word of their victories from spreading around as much as possible. He definitely wouldn't spread word that they were effective enough to destroy the Kandrona, that was likely just written off as an engineering mistake, incompetence of it's caretakers.
25th Aug '16 6:09:53 PM HeadSpace
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** No. Try reading the stuff above yours for why that makes ''no freaking sense whatsoever.''
** Was the above comment really necessary?
** Yes.

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** No. Try reading the stuff above yours for why that makes ''no freaking sense whatsoever.''
** Was the above comment really necessary?
** Yes.
23rd Aug '16 5:29:34 PM Sarah1281
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** Permission to acquire them, sure, but not to read minds in the future and they seem like the kind of people who would have a moral problem reading someone's mind without asking permission.
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