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"Rubber baby buggy bumpers. Rubber baby buggy bumpers. Rubber baby buggy bumpers. This is fantastically fabulous. Fortuitously felicitous. You want to know what hell on Earth is?"
"Having a large vocabulary, an encyclopedic knowledge of musical theater, and a speech impediment."
―Timmy and Cassie[src]

Timmy (also known as Tuan) was a boy with cerebral palsy recruited to be one of the first four Auxiliary Animorphs.


Auxiliary Animorph[]

Joining the War[]

"James, I've never had a fight in my life. Who's going to throw down with a kid in a wheelchair?"
―Timmy to James[src]

When the Animorphs began looking for new members, they met first met Timmy, Collette and Kelly. After a rude reception, Collette was the first to open up to Jake, Cassie and Marco.

After Marco, Cassie and Jake explained everything about the Yeerk invasion of Earth to James, they attempted to convince him by morphing. After James was convinced, Timmy, Kelly and Collette were brought in as the first four Auxiliary Animorphs. Timmy and Kelly insisted on the others demonstrating several morphs. They all morphed pigeons and traveled together to The Gardens to acquire battle morphs. Unfortunately, Timmy was not healed by the morphing process.

During the Auxiliary Animorphs first battle, Timmy used his bobcat morph. He quickly gained a mastery of this morph's agility and strength, and helped tag team some Hork-Bajir-Controllers with Collette in crocodile morph. Timmy was also able to wrestle the Escafil device from Tom.


"I felt sick inside. I should do something. I should stop this. That was the auxiliary Animorphs down there on the ground dying. Burning."

Timmy, along with the rest of the Auxiliary Animorphs, were killed in the final battle against the Yeerks' Pool ship. They had sacrificed their lives to assist Sam Doubleday's ground force as the original Animorphs invaded the Pool ship. Jake heard Visser One gleefully order the Pool ship's gunners to kill any animals in the fight below, until the gunners report none are left.[3]


"If you are healed, would you still be willing to pretend you're disabled? At least for the duration of the war?"
"FFF... gnnn... Fff... gnnn..."
"If I can..."
"Do... gd... YES."
"He said 'If I can do some good, then yes.'"
Cassie, Timmy and James[src]

To be added


Morph Book Acquired
Pigeon The Ultimate


  • The character was originally named Tuan; however, K.A. Applegate changed it to Timmy before The Ultimate was published. Due to an editorial oversight, the name Tuan still appeared in The Sacrifice.


  1. Timmy was between the ages of 13-17 when he was recruited in 2000
  2. Murdered by the Pool ship's Dracon cannons during the final battle
  3. The Answer, pp. 133-137
Animorphs Jake | Rachel | Tobias | Cassie | Marco | Ax | David
Auxiliary Animorphs James | Collette | Timmy | Kelly | Craig | Erica | Julio | Liam | Tricia | Jessie | Judy | Ray