|Behind the scenes|
- "Cassie. Fifty, sixty Hork-Bajir might all have to live in that structure. [...] If a group of Hork-Bajir spend any prolonged time in those conditions, they could easily die."
"That's right, Mom. The Hork-Bajir could die. Every single one of us, human and Hork-Bajir and Andalite, could die. Any day. At any time. I still don't get your point."
"Cassie! How can you say that? We're talking about lives."
- ―Michelle and Cassie
- "Suddenly, unexpectedly, I was angry. Mad that my mother, a scientist, wouldn't — or couldn't — face the awful truth. That we were at war. That the rules had changed. That we had to do things we'd never choose to do under peacetime circumstances. That we didn't have that luxury. That every single minute of every single day we had to make sacrifices we'd rather not make. And I was angry that my mother was forcing me to confront her with this truth."
After the Yeerks discovered that Animorphs were in fact humans and not Andalite bandits, the Animorphs had to evacuate their families. Michelle and Walter were the first to be told about the war and relocated to the Hork-Bajir valley. She and Walter were both extremely interested in studying the Ax's and the Hork-Bajirs' physiology.
- On the Animorphs television series, Michelle is named Aisha.
- She is also called "Aisha" in earlier promotional materials such as Cassie's ID card and the Animorphs Alliance fan club secret handbook.