"They needed me to be the bad guy. And I needed them to be the good guys. See, if they were good guys, and I was on their team, then that automatically made me a good guy, too. Even if I was different. At least that’s what I'd been telling myself. Of course, it wasn't quite that simple."
The Andalites are an alien race of grazers. They are centaur-like creatures, with the lower body similar to a deer and a torso similar to a human. The males' entire body is covered in blue fur and the females' in bluish-purple fur, which becomes tan-coloured as they get older. Their arms, somewhat weak in comparison to that of a human's, end in seven-fingered hands, which while weaker, they are nimbler as well. The head of an Andalite has a set of almond-shaped eyes, as well as a pair of stalk-eyes that endow them with 360-degree vision. They have a nose-like organ which features three vertical slits. Their sense of sight is similar to that of a human's, though the stalk eyes can see a small ways more into the ultraviolet spectrum and the infrared spectrum. The other most notable feature of the face is the lack of a mouth. They eat by crushing grass under their hooves and absorbing the nutrients. They communicate by way of telepathic communication, called Thought-speak.