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Dude
Biographical information
Species

Cat

Gender

Male

Hair color

Black and gray stripes

Eye color

Green

Family

Tobias (owner; formerly)

Behind the scenes
First appearance

The Invasion (mentioned)

Last appearance

The Illusion (mentioned/flashback)

Dude was Tobias' pet cat and first morph.

Biography[]

Dude was a pet cat of Tobias and one of his only friends.[1]

The same night Elfangor gave the Animorphs the ability to morph and told about the Yeerk invasion, Tobias went home and practiced morphing into Dude.[2]

Dude's fate after Tobias became trapped in morph remains unknown.

Trivia[]

  • Dude was the first animal acquired and morphed by any of the Animorphs.
  • Dude can be seen on the inside cover of The Change in a framed picture on a bookshelf in the background of Tobias' room.
  • Even though Tobias cannot morph into Dude anymore, it is possible that Dude's DNA is within Tobias; when Tobias was human, he had both the cat and the hawk DNA within him, and upon trapping himself as a hawk, he may have still had his human and cat DNA within him, albeit being unusable for morphing.
  • Dude as pictured on the inside cover of The Change is intended to look like illustrator David Mattingly 's cat Orson. Mattingly tries to put a picture or mention of Orson in all of his artwork, including many of the Animorphs books inside covers.

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