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"First of all, it wasn't all that big. It was about as long as a school bus. The front end was a pod, shaped almost like an egg. Extending from the back of the pod was a long, narrow shaft. There were two crooked, stubby winglike things, and on the end of each wing was a long tube that glowed bright blue on the back end. The little spaceship looked almost cute. You know, kind of harmless. Except that it had a sort of tail — a mean-looking tail that curved up and forward, corning to a point that looked as sharp as a needle."

Elfangor's fighter was the Andalite fighter used by Prince Elfangor-Sirinial-Shamtul. After crash landing on Earth, the fighter ship was disintegrated by the combined efforts of a Blade ship and a Bug fighter.


"It was surprisingly simple. It looked cozy, almost. Everything was a creamy color with rounded edges and shapes that tended to be oval. [...] There was no chair, just a sort of open space where I guess the Andalite stood on his four hooves while he worked the few controls. There weren't a lot of buttons or anything. I wondered if the Andalite controlled the ship with his thoughts."

In 1997,[1] while fighting the Yeerks above Earth's orbit, the Andalite Dome ship[2] GalaxyTree[3] was ambushed by Visser Three's Blade ship, which was hiding in a crater on Earth's moon.[2] As the Dome ship was seemingly destroyed, Prince Elfangor-Sirinial-Shamtul got inside his personal fighter and decided to fly down to Earth, specifically to a forest[4] in California[5] where he had buried a time-and-space machine known as the Time Matrix nearly two decades earlier.[4] During his descent, the ship was fired on by the Yeerks, causing the skin of the ship's pod to melt.[2]

However, the forest had since been converted into a construction site, where Elfangor crash landed. Elfangor became aware that his crash landing had been witnessed by five human children. Elfangor then informed the children of the Yeerks' secret invasion and asked Jake to enter the ship to retrieve the Escafil Device, which granted the children the ability to morph. As the Yeerks' Bug fighters and Visser Three's Blade ship descended, Elfangor mentally commanded his ship to fire at a Bug fighter. Visser Three then ordered his forces to destroy the ship, which resulted in the Blade Ship the remaining Bug fighter disintegrating Elfangor's fighter.[2] The force of the ship's explosion propelled the Escafil Device into one of the walls of the construction site.[6]



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."

The image gallery for Elfangor's fighter may be viewed here


  1. 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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Invasion
  3. The Alien
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Andalite Chronicles
  5. The Beginning
  6. The Discovery
Andalite Fleet
Dome ships StarSword | GalaxyTree | TailStrike | Elfangor
Cruiser class Intrepid
Andalite fighter Elfangor's fighter | Jahar
Assault ship Ascalin
Mobile Science and Technology Lab ship Ralek River