"I am Grath. I am the leader of the elite Blue Band Squadron. You will surrender or you will die." "Surrender? He doesn't know me very well. A Hork-Bajir's gonna die on this pier, Mr. Grath. But it's not gonna be me."
Three Blue Band Hork-Bajir attempt to ambush Ax, Marco and Cassie while the latter three Animorphs have hijacked a subway train filled with explosives headed towards the Yeerk pool. The Blue Bands are easily defeated when James, in red-tailed hawk morph, attacks them, causing them veer off-balance when the train turns and resulting in all three dying when they grab a metal bar that a live wire comes into contact with.