"I had seen more battles, death, and destruction than many seasoned soldiers in our Andalite fleet. I felt my throat tighten and constrict. My hearts ached with a pain I could not describe. I wondered if I were dying. I felt not sadness. I felt pity. For myself. For us all. We were children no longer. And we never would be again."
The Ellimist, also known as Toomin, was a Ketran male who, through a series of extraordinary circumstances, became almost omnipotent, god-like being. He played a game throughout the universe with a similarly-powerful being known as Crayak, with Crayak aiming to destroy worlds and the Ellimist endeavouring to save them. He frequently interfered in the Animorphs' lives, sending them to possible futures and distant planets, so as to help defeat Crayak. The Ellimist also used the Animorphs' Chee friend, Erek King, in his endeavors. When he appeared to the Animorphs, he tended to take the form of an elderly male humanoid with glowing blue skin, similar to the typical wizard or wiseman archetype.