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"Ah, nothing like a good Antarean Bogg morph for... taking a bite out of your enemies."
Esplin 9466[src]

An Antarean Bogg is an alien species acquired by Esplin 9466 through Alloran-Semitur-Corrass' body, which he used to eat and kill the Andalite Prince Elfangor-Sirinial-Shamtul.


Antarean Boggs are huge and monstrous alien creatures with two legs that are as big and as round as at redwood tree, a huge bloated head with a wide, monstrous mouth filled with teeth as long as a human arm, and thick tentacles for arms.[1] In the graphic novel, its whole body is orange-red in coloration.[2]

In the TV series, its appearance changed into that of a humanoid reptilian beast that greatly resembles Hork-Bajir, except that they have shorter neck and more lizard-like head.[3]

Antarean Bogg ASR

Antarean Bogg redesign in Animorphs: Shattered Reality

In Animorphs: Shattered Reality, some changes and additions are made to give it a befittingly formidable appearance as Visser Three's combat morph in the game's last stage, apparently combining traits from both versions. In addition to carapace surrounding its body for protection against attacks, Antarean Bogg has a normal pair of arms that end with claws surrounding a prehensile tentacle to grab things and attack with, a hunched body, and slender reptilian head with a pair of eyes.[4]


"As we watched, Visser Three began to morph. His Andalite head grew large, larger. Much larger. The four horselike legs merged into two and then expanded, each leg becoming as big around as a redwood tree. The delicate Andalite arms sprouted and became tentacles. [...] In the hideously bloated head, a mouth appeared. It was filled with teeth as long as your arm. The mouth grew wider and wider, becoming a monstrous, terrifying grin. There was nothing left of the Andalite body, A monster had taken its place."

Esplin 9466, the Yeerk who held the rank of Visser Three and possessed the Andalite host body of Alloran-Semitur-Corrass,[5] traveled across the galaxy acquiring various dangerous morphs.[1] In 1997,[6] the Yeerk Empire followed the Andalite Prince Elfangor-Sirinial-Shamtul to an abandoned construction site in a city[1] in California.[7] After Elfangor slashed at the Visser, Esplin ordered two of his Hork-Bajir-Controllers to restrain the Andalite Prince. Esplin then morphed into an Antarean Bogg and used one of its tentacles to grab Elfangor. He then hoisted the Andalite high up into the air and then dropped him into his wide mouth with ringed teeth and bit down. Elfangor was then eaten alive and killed, after which Esplin demorphed back to his Andalite form.[1]



Elfangor eye closeup andalite chron "Someone took a picture of me? Not cool. Do you see what I'm wearing? I'm Spandex-boy. Totally not cool."

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Invasion
  2. The Invasion (Graphic Novel)
  3. My Name is Jake (Part 1)
  4. Animorphs: Shattered Reality
  5. The Alien
  6. The Andalite Chronicles is said to take place 10 years after the 1966 Yeerk exodus of The Hork-Bajir Chronicles and 21 years before Elfangor met the Animorphs. This places it in 1976, meaning the Animorphs met Elfangor in 1997.
  7. The Beginning