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* BrokenPedestal: Any good will Melissa might have gained for her parents after learning about the deal they made with the Yeerks takes a serious knock when she learns that her father basically sold out the human race to save himself when he was a teenager.


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* CurbStompCushion: When trying to retrieve the morphing cube from David, Marco, Rachel and Cassie end up facing Visser Three, two Hork-Bajir and three armed human-Controllers while they're all in wolf morph. Marco explicitly muses that there's no way they can win such a fight, but he and Cassie manage to cripple the arm and leg of a different Hork-Bajir while Rachel manages to do some damage to Visser Three before Tobias, Ax and Jake (in tiger morph) show up to even the odds.


* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Explicitly invoked in David’s case, as his new morphing power drives him insane.

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Explicitly invoked in David’s case, as his new morphing power drives him insane.insane.
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* LikeParentLikeSpouse: Invoked when [[spoiler:Tobias observes that Loren reminds him of Rachel, but Rachel asks him not to bring that up as it just makes things weird given how she feels about him]].

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* LikeParentLikeSpouse: Invoked when [[spoiler:Tobias Tobias observes that Loren reminds him of Rachel, but Rachel asks him not to bring that up as it just makes things weird given how she feels about him]].him.



* StacysMom: Briefly comes up when Marco [[spoiler:refers to Loren as a 'babe' before he learns who she is, and even afterwards informs Tobias that his mother is hot]].

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* StacysMom: Briefly comes up when Marco [[spoiler:refers refers to Loren as a 'babe' before he learns who she is, and even afterwards informs Tobias that his mother is hot]].hot.

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* LikeParentLikeSpouse: Invoked when [[spoiler:Tobias observes that Loren reminds him of Rachel, but Rachel asks him not to bring that up as it just makes things weird given how she feels about him]].


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* StacysMom: Briefly comes up when Marco [[spoiler:refers to Loren as a 'babe' before he learns who she is, and even afterwards informs Tobias that his mother is hot]].


* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Arguably invoked with David and the Yeerks; characters note that both David and the Yeerks can’t comprehend the idea that their enemies will keep fighting even against hopeless odds. There is a more specific example of [[spoiler:David and Melissa, as David felt that Melissa should ‘sympathise’ with him just because they were both once the ‘new kid’ on the team, unable to acknowledge the differences between them]].

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Arguably invoked with David and the Yeerks; characters note that both David and the Yeerks can’t comprehend the idea that their enemies will keep fighting even against hopeless odds. There is a more specific example of this in [[spoiler:David and Melissa, Melissa's 'dynamic', as David felt that Melissa should ‘sympathise’ with him just because they were both once the ‘new kid’ on the team, unable to acknowledge the differences between them]].



* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Explicitly invoked in David’s case, as his new morphing power drives him insane.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Arguably invoked with David, as his insanity causes him to conclude that Melissa would side with him as they are both in the same boat as the team outsiders, not able to register the key differences between him and her.

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Explicitly invoked in David’s case, as his new morphing power drives him insane.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Arguably invoked with David, as his insanity causes him to conclude that Melissa would side with him as they are both in the same boat as the team outsiders, not able to register the key differences between him and her.
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* AscendedExtra: In this new timeline, events were arranged so that Melissa Chapman discovered the morphing cube rather than David, resulting in her becoming the new member of the Animorphs

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In this new timeline, events were arranged so that Melissa Chapman discovered the morphing cube rather than David, resulting in her becoming the new member of the Animorphs



* PutOnTheBus: [[spoiler:Cassie is essentially eliminated by David, although this is justified as her status as an ‘anomaly’ would have caused the new timeline to collapse, and her alternate future self remains as an occasional ally]].

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* PutOnTheBus: PutOnTheBus:
** Shortly after the new timeline starts,
[[spoiler:Cassie is essentially eliminated by David, although this is justified as her status as an ‘anomaly’ would have caused the new timeline to collapse, and her alternate future self remains as an occasional ally]].



* TookALevelInBadass: Where she was a shy and quiet girl who couldn’t understand why her parents had subtly rejected her in canon, after acquiring the power to morph Melissa has proven to be a powerful asset, particularly since her first combat morphs are a vicious Doberman belonging to a neighbour and a bull hippopotamus

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* TookALevelInBadass: TookALevelInBadass:
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Where she was a shy and quiet girl who couldn’t understand why her parents had subtly rejected her in canon, after acquiring the power to morph Melissa has proven to be a powerful asset, particularly since her first combat morphs are a vicious Doberman belonging to a neighbour and a bull hippopotamus

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* {{Foil}}: Basically applies to David and Melissa's dynamic, as while they are both 'the sixth Animorph', where David's similarities to the rest of the team prevented him from fitting in, Melissa's own ties to the team, such as her sharing Marco's fondness for sci-fi or Rachel's interest in gymnastics, helps her fit in with the others, reinforcing how David's own flaws prevented him fitting into the team rather than the idea that adding anyone to the team would be a bad idea.


* Narcissist: As in canon, David has to prove he’s better than everyone else, constantly ranting about how he’s so much better than every other member of the team due to his greater power

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* Narcissist: {{Narcissist}}: As in canon, David has to prove he’s better than everyone else, constantly ranting about how he’s so much better than every other member of the team due to his greater power

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* ItsAllAboutMe: David is determined to continue his vendetta against the Animorphs for 'betraying' him, even though the Animorphs of the new timeline haven't actually done anything to him before he started attacking them.


* BodyHorror: David’s new morphing ability, where he can control which parts of his body are morphed, such as giving himself a crab claw large enough to cut off Marco’s arm when Marco’s in his gorilla morph

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* BodyHorror: David’s new morphing ability, where he can control which parts of his body are morphed, such as giving himself a crab claw large enough to cut off Marco’s arm when Marco’s in his gorilla morphmorph, and 'acquires' [[spoiler:by literally absorbing his opponents into himself]].


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* ShoutOut:
** When the Animorphs [[spoiler:first meet future!Cassie]] after a confrontation with David, Marco observes that this crisis has become so confusing that he hasn't "questioned [his] sense of reality so much since the moment [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] suddenly had a sister".
** Demonstrating her sci-fi fan status, Melissa compares the Ellimist to Q from ''Franchise/StarTrek'' and David to Sauron as a whiny, emo teenager.


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* DevotedDisciple: David and Cassie to Crayak and Ellimist, although Cassie notes that Crayak doesn’t actually care about David in return.


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* UndyingLoyalty: David and Cassie to Crayak and Ellimist, although Cassie notes that Crayak doesn’t actually care about David in return.


''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4547995/1/Animorphs-Redux Animorphs Redux]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1696058/CeruleanSlane CeruleanSlane]] is an AU/‘reset’ version of the original series. As Jake prepares to ram the One, it is revealed that Rachel and Ax have been taken to a kind of purgatory after their deaths, where they are confronted by the Drode. Since Crayak wanted Jake to actually lose his battle- as opposed to his current HeroicSuicide on his own terms- he has made a deal with the Ellimist; if Rachel and Ax agree, the Ellimist and Crayak will reset time back to a certain point, which will give the Animorphs another chance to win the war (or lose, from Crayak’s perspective).

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''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4547995/1/Animorphs-Redux Animorphs Redux]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1696058/CeruleanSlane CeruleanSlane]] is an AU/‘reset’ version of the original ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' series. As Jake prepares to ram the One, it is revealed that Rachel and Ax have been taken to a kind of purgatory after their deaths, where they are confronted by the Drode. Since Crayak wanted Jake to actually lose his battle- as opposed to his current HeroicSuicide on his own terms- he has made a deal with the Ellimist; if Rachel and Ax agree, the Ellimist and Crayak will reset time back to a certain point, which will give the Animorphs another chance to win the war (or lose, from Crayak’s perspective).


* DidntThinkThisThrough: Potentially used for David, as he [[spoiler:morphs into a Chee to escape the attacks of the monstrous Veleek, but didn’t take into account that the Chee’s pacifist programming would prevent him either hurting anyone in this body or allow him to morph out of it]], but he may not have actually known about this programming limitation.

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Potentially used for David, as he [[spoiler:morphs into a Chee to escape the attacks of the monstrous Veleek, but didn’t take into account that the Chee’s pacifist programming would prevent him either hurting anyone in this body or allow him to morph out of it]], but although he may not have actually known about this programming limitation.



* GroinAttack: Used twice in short notice in The Threat; first Jake hits David with his knee (noting that, regardless of David’s superior morphing power, he hasn’t learnt to take away his weak spot), and then Melissa follows it up by attacking David in her new Doberman morph

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* GroinAttack: Used twice in short notice in The Threat; ''The Threat''; first Jake hits David with his knee (noting that, regardless of David’s superior morphing power, he hasn’t learnt to take away his weak spot), and then Melissa follows it up by attacking David in her new Doberman morph



* InterspeciesRomance: Referenced with the revelation that Loren was married to Elfangor, Tobias musing on just how much Loren must have loved Elfangor given the obvious cultural gap

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* InterspeciesRomance: Referenced with the revelation that Loren was married to Elfangor, Tobias musing on just how much Loren his parents must have loved Elfangor each other given the obvious cultural gap



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Potentially for the team, as they have reset reality and risk the Yeerks winning all over again, but most specifically for Ax in The Extreme, as his actions [[spoiler:create a Z-Space rift that will make it even harder for the Andalites to reach Earth while trapping a vast Yeerk fleet above Earth, all in the name of rescuing ''one'' other Andalite from becoming a host, with no evidence that this effort worked]].

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Potentially for the team, as they have reset reality and risk the Yeerks winning all over again, but most specifically for Ax in The Extreme, ''The Extreme'', as his actions [[spoiler:create a Z-Space rift that will make it even harder for the Andalites to reach Earth while trapping a vast Yeerk fleet above Earth, all in the name of rescuing ''one'' other Andalite from becoming a host, with no evidence that this effort worked]].



* RevengeMyopia: David, seeking revenge for the way the Animorphs treated him despite him being the reason they pushed him that far

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** Also applies to [[spoiler:the Venbeer, with Rachel and FutureCassie sending the artificially-engineered Venbeer the Yeerks have created away to another planet before the Yeerks can begin using them for their Arctic Kandrona project, as depicted in the original timeline in the novel ''The Extreme'']].
* RevengeMyopia: David, seeking revenge for the way the Animorphs treated him despite him his own actions being the reason they pushed him that farfar (which makes even ''less'' sense in the new timeline when none of them have done anything to him).



** Arguably invoked with Loren, as she was a crippled amnesic in the novels, but the writer explicitly notes that the only change is keeping Loren’s original persona from The Andalite Chronicles intact

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** Arguably invoked with Loren, as she was a crippled amnesic in the novels, but the writer explicitly notes that the only change is keeping Loren’s original persona from The ''The Andalite Chronicles Chronicles'' intact


* ReplacementScrappy: Never an explicit issue, but [[spoiler:Melissa writes that she is concerned that some of the team are looking to her to completely take Cassie’s place in every regard, although nobody ever expresses that for certain]].


''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4547995/1/Animorphs-Redux Animorphs Redux]]’’ by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1696058/CeruleanSlane CeruleanSlane]] is an AU/‘reset’ version of the original series. As Jake prepares to ram the One, it is revealed that Rachel and Ax have been taken to a kind of purgatory after their deaths, where they are confronted by the Drode. Since Crayak wanted Jake to actually lose his battle- as opposed to his current HeroicSuicide on his own terms- he has made a deal with the Ellimist; if Rachel and Ax agree, the Ellimist and Crayak will reset time back to a certain point, which will give the Animorphs another chance to win the war (or lose, from Crayak’s perspective).

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''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4547995/1/Animorphs-Redux Animorphs Redux]]’’ Redux]]'' by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1696058/CeruleanSlane CeruleanSlane]] is an AU/‘reset’ version of the original series. As Jake prepares to ram the One, it is revealed that Rachel and Ax have been taken to a kind of purgatory after their deaths, where they are confronted by the Drode. Since Crayak wanted Jake to actually lose his battle- as opposed to his current HeroicSuicide on his own terms- he has made a deal with the Ellimist; if Rachel and Ax agree, the Ellimist and Crayak will reset time back to a certain point, which will give the Animorphs another chance to win the war (or lose, from Crayak’s perspective).



The series currently consists of four stories (with the first story covering the events of three of the original books and all subsequent stories exploring one book each); ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4547995/1/Animorphs-Redux Animorphs Redux]]’’, ‘‘[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4819381/1/Redux-The-Pretender Redux: The Pretender]]’’, ‘‘[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5154688/1/Redux-The-Suspicion Redux: The Suspicion]]’’, ‘‘[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9910487/1/Redux-The-Extreme Redux: The Extreme]]’’, and ‘‘[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10589464/1/Redux-The-Attack Redux: The Attack]]’’. The series has not been updated since 2014, but there is no indication that it has been abandoned yet.

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The series currently consists of four stories (with the first story covering the events of three of the original books and all subsequent stories exploring one book each); ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4547995/1/Animorphs-Redux Animorphs Redux]]’’, ‘‘[[https://www.Redux]]'', ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4819381/1/Redux-The-Pretender Redux: The Pretender]]’’, ‘‘[[https://www.Pretender]]'', ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5154688/1/Redux-The-Suspicion Redux: The Suspicion]]’’, ‘‘[[https://www.Suspicion]]'', ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9910487/1/Redux-The-Extreme Redux: The Extreme]]’’, Extreme]]'', and ‘‘[[https://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10589464/1/Redux-The-Attack Redux: The Attack]]’’.Attack]]''. The series has not been updated since 2014, but there is no indication that it has been abandoned yet.



** Also used with [[spoiler:Loren, who goes from a minor character discovered towards the end of the war in a crippled, amnesic condition to a valuable asset and ally]]

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** Also used with [[spoiler:Loren, who goes from a minor character discovered towards the end of the war in a crippled, amnesic condition to a valuable asset and ally]]ally]].



* FirstKiss: Between [[spoiler:Rachel and Tobias in ‘‘The Pretender’’]] and [[spoiler:Marco and Melissa in ‘‘The Attack’’]].

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* FirstKiss: Between [[spoiler:Rachel and Tobias in ‘‘The Pretender’’]] ''The Pretender'']] and [[spoiler:Marco and Melissa in ‘‘The Attack’’]].''The Attack'']].



* KickTheDog: Invoked with the revelation that [[spoiler:David attacked Rachel’s sister Jordan just to ‘punish’ Rachel for her role in his prior defeat, regardless of the fact that technically ‘‘this’’ version of Rachel hasn’t done anything to him yet]].

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* KickTheDog: Invoked with the revelation that [[spoiler:David attacked Rachel’s sister Jordan just to ‘punish’ Rachel for her role in his prior defeat, regardless of the fact that technically ‘‘this’’ ''this'' version of Rachel hasn’t done anything to him yet]].



* LukeIAmYourFather: Invoked in ‘‘Pretender’’, when Loren- who Tobias already recognises as his mother- talks to what she believes is an Andalite in hawk morph and asks if they know where her husband is, allowing Tobias to identify Elfangor as his father.

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* LukeIAmYourFather: Invoked in ‘‘Pretender’’, ''Pretender'', when Loren- who Tobias already recognises as his mother- talks to what she believes is an Andalite in hawk morph and asks if they know where her husband is, allowing Tobias to identify Elfangor as his father.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Potentially for the team, as they have reset reality and risk the Yeerks winning all over again, but most specifically for Ax in The Extreme, as his actions [[spoiler:create a Z-Space rift that will make it even harder for the Andalites to reach Earth while trapping a vast Yeerk fleet above Earth, all in the name of rescuing ‘’one’’ other Andalite from becoming a host, with no evidence that this effort worked]].

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Potentially for the team, as they have reset reality and risk the Yeerks winning all over again, but most specifically for Ax in The Extreme, as his actions [[spoiler:create a Z-Space rift that will make it even harder for the Andalites to reach Earth while trapping a vast Yeerk fleet above Earth, all in the name of rescuing ‘’one’’ ''one'' other Andalite from becoming a host, with no evidence that this effort worked]].



* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Potentially used in ‘‘Redux: The Attack’’, as Marco proposed his plan to discreetly enter the Yeerk fleet with their invisible spaceship, rescue his mother/capture Visser One, destroy the Yeerk fleet by triggering the self-destruct, and blame everything on a Yeerk civil war between Vissers One and Three, without the reader learning any of the specifics (the story is currently unfinished, so it is unknown if the plan will work).

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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Potentially used in ‘‘Redux: ''Redux: The Attack’’, Attack'', as Marco proposed his plan to discreetly enter the Yeerk fleet with their invisible spaceship, rescue his mother/capture Visser One, destroy the Yeerk fleet by triggering the self-destruct, and blame everything on a Yeerk civil war between Vissers One and Three, without the reader learning any of the specifics (the story is currently unfinished, so it is unknown if the plan will work).

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