[[WMG: The whole DoomsdayDevice wasn't buried under the Watchfire-pieces of it were in different locations]]
* This would explain why the fugitives had spread out so much by the end, though the weapon actually did appear complete when it was shown.

[[WMG: Mel's father didn't die in the boating accident mentioned in the show 'bible'-he faked his death]]
* This theory came to my mind after the plot in ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}'' where the Yeerks faked the death of Marco's mom that way. The resoning could be nefarious, like a government group or other aliens wanting him captive, or he could have done it if someone was after him, hoping it'd get them to leave his daughter alone.