David was the young human who found the Blue Box and briefly became an Animorph.


Becoming an Animorph

David had just moved to the Animorphs hometown and began attending their school. On his way home from school one day, he had the misfortune of finding the Blue Box in the Abandoned Construction Site where Elfangor died. When he tried to sell it on the Internet, Visser Three showed up at his house to claim it. The Animorphs intervened, and escaped with the Blue Box and David, but were forced to leave his parents to be infested.[1]

Realizing David had seen too much, the Animorphs decided to let him join their ranks. However, David could not adjust to the new lifestyle, and rebelled by using morphing to commit crimes in an attempt to simulate his normal environment.[2]

When they were cornered by Visser Three on a mission, he gave away who he was and attempted to negotiate with Visser Three. He managed to recover ground and attack, later rationalizing it as a bluff he had planned all along. Later in an attempt to "reclaim" his life he morphed and posed as Saddler, Jake and Rachel's cousin who had been severely injured in a car accident.[3]

Eventually, David rebelled, and tried to kill the Animorphs using his new power, killing a red-tailed hawk he thought was Tobias. The Animorphs then trapped him as a white rat to prevent him from allying with Visser Three or the Yeerk empire. They took him to a large rock and deserted him there. Apparently, a boy claimed the rock was haunted. He said when his family went on vacation, he heard someone wailing "No! No!" as they passed by, which was David's thought-speak.[4]

David's Return

David appeared in the lives of the Animorphs only once more. Crayak made a pact with David; if he brought Rachel to the "dark side" then Crayak would restore David to his human form. David was unable to complete the task, and later begged Rachel to kill him to end his miserable life as a rat.[5]


Battle Morph: Lion

Raptor Morph: Golden Eagle

Morph Book Acquired
Golden Eagle The Discovery
Seagull The Threat
Human (adult male Controller)
Human (Marco) The Solution
Human (Saddler)
White Rat (trapped in morph)
  • According to the Anibase, David has a total 11 morphs in the series.

Also See


  1. The Discovery
  2. The Threat
  3. The Threat
  4. The Solution
  5. The Return
Animorphs Jake | Rachel | Tobias | Cassie | Marco | Ax | David
Auxiliary Animorphs James | Collette | Timmy | Kelly | Craig | Erica | Julio | Liam | Tricia | Jessie | Judy | Ray
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