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Who is the Best Animorph?

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    edited November 2022
    Ax
    oh also did anybody read the other series KA did? Otherworld, Otherland?

    teens chase a witch step-sister into a world created by humanity's various Gods once we had tired of them. the Gods retreated to this new world with smaller, more manageable populations that they could squeeze more belief from.
    the teens inhabit this world while they're sleeping, and the regular world while they're awake

    anyway, some Alien Bug God did the same thing, made its own little world, but then it moved on to a new world and discovered that eating Gods rules, so this Bug God is just rolling over these semi-mythical Battleworlds.

    it had lots of TEEN DRAMA and I think at one point the witch step-sister arms a bunch of neo-nazis and then brings them to the other world to conquer it with their modern technology.

    edit: also at one point they take a weird bubble thing from Atlantis to the surface and one of the teens freaks out about getting the bends, but it turns out since the Gods had no knowledge/concept of it, it simply didn't transfer over when they made their new world.

    edit 2: also they meet Kassandra and she prophecies at them and despite recognizing her and knowing her whole deal, they just can't make themselves believe her.

    Depressperado on
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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    Tobias
    Hm lemme think.

    Probably…

    Probably a blue whale.

    Depressperado
  • DocshiftyDocshifty Registered User regular
    Cassie
    Dan Ryckert feels like he could be a devastating morph, and he'd probably get a kick out of it, too.

    Depressperado
  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Cassie
    oh also did anybody read the other series KA did? Otherworld, Otherland?

    teens chase a witch step-sister into a world created by humanity's various Gods once we had tired of them. the Gods retreated to this new world with smaller, more manageable populations that they could squeeze more belief from.
    the teens inhabit this world while they're sleeping, and the regular world while they're awake

    anyway, some Alien Bug God did the same thing, made its own little world, but then it moved on to a new world and discovered that eating Gods rules, so this Bug God is just rolling over these semi-mythical Battleworlds.

    it had lots of TEEN DRAMA and I think at one point the witch step-sister arms a bunch of neo-nazis and then brings them to the other world to conquer it with their modern technology.

    edit: also at one point they take a weird bubble thing from Atlantis to the surface and one of the teens freaks out about getting the bends, but it turns out since the Gods had no knowledge/concept of it, it simply didn't transfer over when they made their new world.

    edit 2: also they meet Kassandra and she prophecies at them and despite recognizing her and knowing her whole deal, they just can't make themselves believe her.

    It's Everworld, and yeah, I read some of it. It was weird! There's an extended section where they watch Rent!

    Depressperado
  • DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    Ax
    there was also the "teens lost in space" series

    man, why did the lame YA series' get turned into movies.

  • ElaroElaro Apologetic Registered User regular
    Cassie
    but what would everybody's combat morph be?

    I don't think fossils are actually bones anymore, and I don't know if bones count for acquiring a morph, but I'd try really really hard to touch a fossil of one of those crazy ass giant prehistoric wolves

    if that doesn't work, I'd go for a tiger I think.

    My combat morph? One of the more muscular hominids. Off the top of my head, I'd say gorilla or orangutan.

    I need to stay ape! It's the limb configuration I understand the best! Not to mention the animal instincts I'm most familiar with!

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    Marco
    Remnants was weird , almost like Culture meets I Have No Mouth

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  • DocshiftyDocshifty Registered User regular
    Cassie
    We've discovered frozen/preserved megafauna haven't we? Like, go mammoth on them controllers.

  • Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Time Trash Cat Registered User regular
    A particularly charismatic cat and roam a boujie suburb to live the next 10 years or so in comfort until I die of cat old age

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Cassie
    I'd go with a bear, except then nobody else on the team is a bear, so I wouldn't be able to hang out with a bear

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Cassie
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    I'd go with a bear, except then nobody else on the team is a bear, so I wouldn't be able to hang out with a bear

    ?
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  • LucedesLucedes might be real Registered User regular
    Rachel
    a very large bird of prey

    drop in under cover, swap to moose maybe

    Elaro
  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Tobias
    I mean if fossils work the obvious choice is like, an ankylodon or allosaur or somethin'.

  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Cassie
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    I'd go with a bear, except then nobody else on the team is a bear, so I wouldn't be able to hang out with a bear

    ?
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    I was assuming that in this hypothetical I'd be in my own Animorphs team, and everyone would have their own specific battle morphs, for coverage

  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    edited November 2022
    Cassie
    Bison for pure "fuck you I'm a bison suck it I'm a bisoooooon" energy as I plow through pretty much any other biological obstacle that isn't also a metaphorical tank

    Madican on
    Elaro
  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited November 2022
    One of the things I did not like was the big reveal in, I think the Megamorphs, that Elfangor was Tobias’s father. Even in a setting with a literal Deus that exists to Ex Machina things, it strikes me as Dumb Plot Bullshit to get a surprise reveal that hews too close to a Chosen One situation.

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Cassie
    Wasn't it that same Deus which Ex Machina'd that thing because the Elemin couldn't leave well enough alone?

  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Cassie
    Sterica wrote: »
    One of the things I did not like was the big reveal in, I think the Megamorphs, that Elfangor was Tobias’s father. Even in a setting with a literal Deus that exists to Ex Machina things, it strikes me as Dumb Plot Bullshit to get a surprise reveal that hews too close to a Chosen One situation.

    It's in the big Elfangor backstory book, the Andalite Chronicles. I think what keeps it from being a chose one situation is that...it's just a thing that's happened, really. It gives him a connection to Ax, which is nice, but like everything else in Tobias's life, it mostly just causes him more problems without giving him any real advantages.

  • DocshiftyDocshifty Registered User regular
    Cassie
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    Sterica wrote: »
    One of the things I did not like was the big reveal in, I think the Megamorphs, that Elfangor was Tobias’s father. Even in a setting with a literal Deus that exists to Ex Machina things, it strikes me as Dumb Plot Bullshit to get a surprise reveal that hews too close to a Chosen One situation.

    It's in the big Elfangor backstory book, the Andalite Chronicles. I think what keeps it from being a chose one situation is that...it's just a thing that's happened, really. It gives him a connection to Ax, which is nice, but like everything else in Tobias's life, it mostly just causes him more problems without giving him any real advantages.

    It only ever shows up as part of the story once, when Tobias finds out, and amounts to "Tobias hides from Visser Three that he knows about aliens because he has been a bird so long he forgot how to make facial expressions without directly intending to."

  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Cassie
    More than it being some "chosen one," moment, it ends up being sort of a cosmic joke that the Ellimist plays on Elfangor

  • 21stCentury21stCentury Call me Pixel, or Pix for short! [They/Them]Registered User regular
    Ax
    Sterica wrote: »
    One of the things I did not like was the big reveal in, I think the Megamorphs, that Elfangor was Tobias’s father. Even in a setting with a literal Deus that exists to Ex Machina things, it strikes me as Dumb Plot Bullshit to get a surprise reveal that hews too close to a Chosen One situation.

    That was in The Andalite Chronicles.

    I remember that book incredibly fondly because it was the first novel i read in english.

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  • Andy JoeAndy Joe We claim the land for the highlord! The AdirondacksRegistered User regular
    There used to be someone here who knew everything about Animorphs, he'd probably have the best answer.

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  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    Andy Joe wrote: »
    There used to be someone here who knew everything about Animorphs, he'd probably have the best answer.

    They even had it in their user name. Shame we don't see them around anymore.

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