History Series / Animorphs

20th Apr '16 2:28:36 PM Fangusu
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* AdaptationalPersonalityChange: In the books, Marco is a cynical, but sympathetic, JerkWithAHeartOfGold. His television counterpart, on the other hand, is an all-round sweet guy with a sense of humor who, despite the lightened-up nature of the show, just has bad things happen to him until he finally breaks down and cries.

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* AdaptationalPersonalityChange: In the books, Marco is a cynical, but sympathetic, JerkWithAHeartOfGold.SnarkKnight. His television counterpart, on the other hand, is an all-round sweet guy with a sense of humor who, despite the lightened-up nature of the show, just has bad things happen to him until he finally breaks down and cries.



** Visser Three counts as well. In the books, he is a legitimate threat. In the show, though, he doesn't actually accomplish much in his plans, and what he ''does'' accomplish is more due to the Animorphs' incompetence than his own efforts.



* BigBad: Visser Three, theoretically. He doesn't actually accomplish much, though, and what he ''does'' accomplish is more due to the Animorphs's incompetence than his own efforts.

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* BigBad: Visser Three, theoretically. He doesn't actually accomplish much, though, and what he ''does'' accomplish is more due to the Animorphs's incompetence than his own efforts.Three.
10th Mar '16 10:18:41 AM Fangusu
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* AdaptationalPersonalityChange: In the books, Marco is a cynical, but sympathetic, JerkWithAHeartOfGold. His television counterpart, on the other hand, is an all-round sweet guy with a sense of humor who, despite the lightened-up nature of the show, just has bad things happen to him until he finally breaks down and cries.



* AdaptationalPersonalityChange: In the books, Marco is a sympathetic JerkWithAHeartOfGold. His television counterpart, on the flip side, is an all-round sweet guy with a sense of humor who, despite the lightened-up nature of the show, just has bad things happen to him until he finally breaks down and cries.
15th Feb '16 8:06:46 AM Fangusu
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* AgeLift: In the book series, the protagonists started off as middle school students, and progressively got older. Here, they're already in high school.

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* AgeLift: In the book series, the protagonists started off as middle school students, and progressively got older. Here, they're already in high school. This is unintentional on the show writers' part, though, as the team members' exact ages were not given until ''The Answer'', which was written and published after the series' cancellation.



* BreakTheCutie: In the books, Marco is sympathetic but still rude and cynical JerkWithAHeartOfGold. TV Marco is just a sweet guy with a sense of humor who, despite the lightened-up nature of the show, just has bad things happen to him until he finally breaks down and cries.

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* BreakTheCutie: AdaptationalPersonalityChange: In the books, Marco is a sympathetic but still rude and cynical JerkWithAHeartOfGold. TV Marco His television counterpart, on the flip side, is just a an all-round sweet guy with a sense of humor who, despite the lightened-up nature of the show, just has bad things happen to him until he finally breaks down and cries.
25th Oct '15 2:41:33 AM mopsi
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* PuppyLove: Ax stutters and trips around Marco more than he usually does, acts more excited to see him than the other animorphs, copies his body language, and follows him around unhesitatingly. In contrast, Marco acts very protective of Ax and takes it upon himself to teach him about Earth. This comes to its logical conclusion when Ax makes a big deal asking Marco to dance with him in the GrandeFinale.

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* PuppyLove: Ax stutters and trips around Marco more than he usually does, acts more excited to see him than the other animorphs, copies his body language, and follows him around unhesitatingly. without question. In contrast, response, Marco acts very protective of Ax and takes it upon himself to teach him about Earth. This comes to its logical conclusion when Ax makes a big deal asking Marco to they slow dance with him together alongside the other main cast couples in the GrandeFinale.GrandFinale.
25th Oct '15 2:39:12 AM mopsi
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* BreakTheCutie: In the books, Marco is sympathetic but still rude and cynical JerkWithAHeartOfGold. TV Marco is just a sweet guy with a sense of humor who, despite the lightened-up nature of the show, just has bad things happen to him until he finally breaks down and cries.



* PuppyLove: Ax stutters and trips around Marco more than he usually does, acts more excited to see him than the other animorphs, copies his body language, and follows him around unhesitatingly. In contrast, Marco acts very protective of Ax and takes it upon himself to teach him about Earth. This comes to its logical conclusion when Ax makes a big deal asking Marco to dance with him in the GrandeFinale.
** The innocent relationships between Jake and Cassie, and Rachel and Tobias, are also sweet and unassuming enough to fall under this trope.



* BreakTheCutie: In the books, Marco is sympathetic but still rude and cynical JerkWithAHeartOfGold. TV Marco is just a sweet guy with a sense of humor who, despite the lightened-up nature of the show, just has bad thing after bad thing happen to him until he finally breaks down and cries.
25th Oct '15 2:19:17 AM mopsi
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* TheWoobie: In the books, Marco is sympathetic but still rude and cynical JerkWithAHeartOfGold. TV Marco is just a sweet guy with a sense of humor who, despite the lightened-up nature of the show, just has bad thing after bad thing happen to him until he [[BreakTheCutie finally breaks down and cries.]]

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* TheWoobie: BreakTheCutie: In the books, Marco is sympathetic but still rude and cynical JerkWithAHeartOfGold. TV Marco is just a sweet guy with a sense of humor who, despite the lightened-up nature of the show, just has bad thing after bad thing happen to him until he [[BreakTheCutie finally breaks down and cries.]]
25th Oct '15 2:17:53 AM mopsi
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* AdaptationalBadass: Marco instantly becomes one in the season one finale when he [[spoiler:''single-handedly destroys the Yeerk Pool''.]]

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* AdaptationalBadass: Marco instantly becomes one in the season one finale when he [[spoiler:''single-handedly destroys the Yeerk Pool''. In line with his book characterization, he feels no remorse for this genocide.]]


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* CryCute: Marco, the team cynic, breaks down into tears when talking to Jake about his mother (making him the only character to cry in the comparatively light-hearted TV series) but his tears only serve to make him more [[TheWoobie handsome and endearing.]]


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* TheWoobie: In the books, Marco is sympathetic but still rude and cynical JerkWithAHeartOfGold. TV Marco is just a sweet guy with a sense of humor who, despite the lightened-up nature of the show, just has bad thing after bad thing happen to him until he [[BreakTheCutie finally breaks down and cries.]]
25th Oct '15 1:22:06 AM mopsi
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* AdaptationSpeciesChange: Variation; the series rarely used the signature morphs of the protagonists...Rachel never did her bear morph, Marco never went gorilla...possibly because there wasn't the budget for a ton of CGI and they wanted to use animals they could work with decently well. Then the Transformers toys got into it, with things like a Jake-bear and Jake-stingray toy...

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* AdaptationSpeciesChange: Variation; the series rarely used the signature morphs of the protagonists...Rachel never did her protagonists, most likely due to the budget. Rachel's bear morph, Marco never went gorilla...possibly because there wasn't morph becomes a lion, Marco's gorilla becomes a wolf. Cassie, whose primary morph in the budget for book is a ton of CGI and they wanted to use animals they could work with decently well.wolf, uses a horse morph most often in the TV series. Then the Transformers toys got into it, with things like a Jake-bear and Jake-stingray toy...



* BottleEpisode: "Tobias," which only features Tobias and Ax, and is nothing but character material. Unfortunately, it didn't work out very well and is one of the worst episodes.

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* BottleEpisode: "Tobias," which only features Tobias and Ax, and is nothing but character material. Unfortunately, it didn't work out very well and is one of the worst episodes.



* CutawayGag: In "My Name Is Erek" Ax is left out of the mission because he's busy... [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext making salad]].

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* CutawayGag: In "My Name Is Erek" Ax is left out of the mission because he's busy... [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext watching Julia Childs and making salad]].soup]].



* DirtyCoward: The Yeerks run like children at the first sight of any wild animal, but use their own weakness against the humans in the form of Visser Three's form.

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* DirtyCoward: The Yeerks run like children at the first sight of any wild animal, but use their own weakness against the humans in the form of Visser Three's form.animal.



* InNameOnly: Erek the Chee in Season 2. There's no mention of the other Chee, no mention of the Pemalites, and he looks drastically different from the way he's described in the books.

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* InNameOnly: Erek the Chee in Season 2. There's no mention of the other Chee, and no mention of the Pemalites, and he looks drastically different from except when Erek cheerfully quips that "everyone looked like upright dogs on my planet!" With no mention of the way he's described in the books.horrible genocide that wiped them out.



* LaResistance: In ''Changes'', Tobias is captured by a human resistance made up of former Yeerk hosts. Sadly, they are not explored very deeply and end up getting taken down by the Yeerks in short order.

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* LaResistance: In ''Changes'', Tobias is captured by a human resistance made up of former Yeerk hosts.hosts, led by Hugo. Sadly, they are not explored very deeply and end up getting taken down by the Yeerks in short order.



* RebelLeader: Hugo, the leader of the resistance movement seen in ''Changes''.

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* RebelLeader: Hugo, the brave and self-sacrificial leader of the resistance movement seen in ''Changes''.


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* RelationshipUpgrade: Ax and Marco, in the books, take almost the entire series to overcome their distrustful natures to develop their eventual close relationship. In the show, Marco is immediately fond and protective of Ax, which eventually culminates in Ax shyly asking him to slow dance in the [[LastMinuteHookup series finale.]]
9th Jun '15 3:51:54 PM Medictf2
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** In the pilot, Marco when he witnesses Visser Three devouring the Andalite.



* DirtyCoward: The Yeerks run like children at the first sight of any wild animal.

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* DirtyCoward: The Yeerks run like children at the first sight of any wild animal.animal, but use their own weakness against the humans in the form of Visser Three's form.



* ItsAWonderfulPlot: In ''Not My Problem''.

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* ItsAWonderfulPlot: In ''Not My Problem''.Problem'', Jake wishes he could be a normal human again.
9th Jun '15 3:38:28 PM Twiddler
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