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"I would make a haven for the weak, the inadequate, the fearful. I would wrap it up in all the bright packaging that humans love so much. The Sharing would never be about weak people being led to submit to a stronger will, no, no, it would be about family, virtue, righteousness, brotherhood and sisterhood. I would offer people an identity. A place to go. I would give them a new vision of themselves as part of something larger, erasing their individuality."
Edriss 562[src]

The Sharing is a Boy Scouts-like organization situated in California for all ages and genders. Created by Edriss 562, using her host Lore David Altman, it was eventually run by Iniss 226. Using cult propaganda techniques, the organization created an environment that encouraged giving up independence in an attempt to generate voluntary hosts.



"Humans, at least some humans, will believe anything: They will surrender their free will to addictive chemical compounds, to strong-willed leaders, to their own greed for power.... It was from this insight that I realized the concept of The Sharing. How many thousands of humans have in fact come to us voluntarily? Submitted to us for empty promises of happiness or wealth or status?"
Edriss 562[src]

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"We moved to a more typical American community, a midsized city on one of the oceans. There I used my superior computer skills to steal millions of dollars from bank accounts. I formed fake companies and raised millions more from the sale of stock. And, once I had the seed money, several hundred million, I began to create The Sharing. It would cater to one of the most fundamental human weaknesses: the need to belong. The fear of loneliness. The hunger to be special."
Edriss 562[src]

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"The Yeerks have a front organization they call The Sharing. It's supposed to be like some kind of Boy Scouts or something, except that they take girls as well as boys, and adults as well as kids. Supposedly, it's this big family thing. You know: cookouts and rafting trips and everyone just one big, happy family. Except that the reality is The Sharing is run by the Yeerks. They use it to learn about human society. They use it to disguise their meetings. And they use it to recruit new members."

In 1997,[2] The Sharing held a bonfire at the beach, with night volleyball and barbecue. The meeting was attended by the then-five members of the Animorphs. Jake then morphed into his dog Homer and spied on the meeting that the full members were having, where he learned that Tom and Chapman were controlled by the Yeerks and that they were still looking for the kids who ran from the abandoned construction site.[3] Over a week later, The Sharing managed to recruit two new voluntary hosts, both of them being children.[4]

When a fragment of an Andalite ship washed up on the beach, The Sharing had its full members searching the beach at night for additional pieces. Led by Iniss 226 and Temrash 114, the Controllers discovered four sets of fresh human footprints. They followed the footprints and noticed four silhouettes in the distance, with one Controller firing at them with a handgun. When the Controllers reached the shore, they saw no humans in the shore and found outer clothing in the water. Temrash then wondered if maybe Visser Three was wrong about the Andalite bandits being Andalites and that they might actually be human, although Iniss replied that even if Visser Three was incorrect in that belief, he was not foolish enough to try and correct him.[5]

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Tobias' Involvement[]

"There were four of us slated to become full members. There was a police officer named Edward. There was a newspaper reporter named Kiko. There was a guy who managed local bands. His name was Barry. And then, there was me. Why me? The question was impossible to avoid. How did I fit into this group? Was it really true that The Sharing didn't care if you were young or old, male, female, black, white, Asian, Christian, Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, atheist, straight, gay, rich, or poor?"

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In chronological order:


  1. According to #54: The Beginning, it is in California. VISSER also reveals it is mid-sized coastal city, with series co-author Michael Grant describing the fictional city as a blend between Orange County and Long Beach.
  2. 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.
  3. The Invasion
  4. The Visitor
  5. The Message