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Ax Human Morph

Ax in his human morph

"Ax had long ago created a human morph out of DNA he'd acquired from the four of us. He was a weird blending of each of us. He was male, but sort of pretty in a weird way. He looked like a human. He basically was a human. But he still had a lot of problems adjusting to the human morph. For one thing, since Andalites have no mouth, he found his human mouth utterly fascinating. He couldn't help but play with the sounds of words."

Ax's Human Morph is the main human morph used by Aximili-Esgarrouth-Isthill. Using a process known as a Frolis Maneuver, Ax blended four DNA strands from thirteen-year old Jake, Rachel, Cassie and Marco to create a unique human morph. As morphs do not age, this morph was perpetually thirteen, much like Tobias' human morph.


"One of the first morphs I acquired on this planet was that of a human male, approximately the same age as my friends. In order to create that morph, I took DNA from Jake, Rachel, Cassie, and Marco — with their permission, of course — and combined it. So when I am in human morph, I am an odd composite of four people, the exact DNA replica of no one in particular."

In 1997,[1] Aximili-Esgarrouth-Isthill was rescued by Jake, Rachel, Cassie and Marco from the wreck of the GalaxyTree Dome ship. After arriving on land, the Animorphs wondered how they were going to travel with Aximili, whom they called Ax for short, since he would not be able to safely traverse in his Andalite form. Ax then acquired[2] the thirteen year old[3] Jake, Rachel, Cassie and Marco with their consent.[4] Using the Frolis Maneuver,[5] Ax blended the four acquired DNA strands into one unique strand; as the four DNA samples he acquired contained a balance of two male DNA and two female DNA patterns, Ax was able to choose the biological sex of his custom human morph and chose to make it male, as he himself was male.[2]

Physical Appearance

"He was of medium height, a perfect balance between Rachel and Marco. He was of medium build, somewhere between Jake and Marco. His hair was brown, with just a little of Rachel's gold and a little of my curl. His skin was the color of light brown sugar, a blending of my brown and Marco's olive, and Jake and Rachel's pale white."

Ax's human morph had light brown skin, a mixture of Jake and Rachel's Caucasian skin tone, Marco's half-Hispanic skin tone and Cassie's African-American skin tone. He had medium height, as Jake and Rachel were both tall while Cassie and Marco were short. Ax's hair was brown, like Jake and Marco, and inherited a little of Rachel's golden blond hair; while he did not have any trace of Cassie's black hair, he did inherit a little of her hair's curl. He also possessed a medium physical build and was stronger than Marco and Cassie.[2] As his human morph was derived from two males and two females, Ax's human morph was very androgynous in nature and was described as being "very pretty for a boy" or an "ugly looking girl." As his human morph was male, Ax often received positive attention due his attractive appearance.



Ax morphing into human

"It isn't that I don't enjoy certain elements of being human. There is taste. There is speech. There is the ability to go to a movie at the Cineplex. As long as the running time is less than two hours. It is just that... there is something too compelling about being a human, even for a short time. It makes me uncomfortable. It makes it seem as if I fit in here. It is a temptation."

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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 is set in 1997, and #4 is set just weeks after.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Message
  3. The Beginning
  4. When Ax decides to acquire the four human Animorphs, he does not share this idea with the others; instead, he puts his hand on Cassie's face and says "With your permission." However, before Cassie can realize what he is doing and can even consent, he begins to acquire her. The others realize he is acquiring her before Ax starts to acquire them without asking for permission. However, the rest of the series continues to treat it as if Ax had received everyone's consent before acquiring them.
  5. The Andalite Chronicles