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"A fool is strong so that others will see. A wise person is strong for himself. The Hork-Bajir will be strong for the Hork-Bajir. That way, when the Yeerks are all gone, we will still be strong."
―Toby Hamee to Cassie[src]

Toby Hamee is the leader of the Free Hork-Bajir Colony on Earth, a Seer and ally to the Animorphs.


Born in Freedom[]

Toby Hamee is a young female Hork-Bajir Seer, the daughter of Jara Hamee and Ket Halpak, and the great-granddaughter of Aldrea-Iskillion-Falan and Dak Hamee. She is the first free Hork-Bajir born since their species-wide infestation. She is named after Tobias, who was influential in helping Jara Hamee and Ket Halpak escape from the Yeerks.[1][2] She has a younger brother.[3]

Because Hork-Bajirs physically mature quickly and have shorter lifespans than humans or Andalites[4], Toby matures very quickly after her birth. She is "a bit shorter than the average Hork-Bajir female" with a "guttural voice."

Toby is a seer like her paternal great-grandfather Dak Hamee, which means she is far more intelligent than most of her species; while the average Hork-Bajir's mental limits are about that of a human child, rare genetic abnormalities like Toby can be as or even more intelligent than humans or Andalites. The term "seer" means "clairvoyant" or "prophet", which ultimately means one who is able to see what others cannot. Due to this natural ability, other Hork-Bajir, including her parents, consider her to be the colony's leader and trust her to lead them.

Andalite-Yeerk War[]

"So far our freedom here, in this valley, on this planet, has been bought and paid for by these humans, our friends. But freedom can't be given. It must be taken and held and defended. Our freedom has to be our own creation."
―Toby to Aldrea[src]

Toby fought the Yeerks both with her own people and occasionally with the assistance of the Animorphs. She led several raids on the Yeerk pool installations to liberate Hork-Bajir-Controllers and starve the Yeerks inside their heads of Kandrona rays. Additionally, she led the Hork-Bajir in the final offensive against the Yeerks on Earth, where she helps the Animorphs in taking over the Pool ship.

After the end of the war, Toby is appointed Governor of the Free Hork-Bajir Colony on Earth, and is given a non-voting membership in U.S. Congress on behalf of her people. Additionally, Toby and her free Hork-Bajirs were given Yellowstone National Park as a new home. Cassie worked with her a lot following the war.[5]


"The point is to defeat the Yeerks. We must be strong. Once we free a Hork-Bajir, he must never be taken again."
"Do you think the Yeerks will respect you? They won't. They'll come after you harder."
"That is true. But the Hork-Bajir will respect themselves."
―Toby Hamee and Cassie[src]

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  • Coincidentally, both Toby Hamee and her namesake, Tobias, are descended from Andalite nothlits; Toby's great-grandmother was Aldrea-Iskillion-Falan, who allowed herself to be trapped as a Hork-Bajir while trying to save them, and Tobias's father was Elfangor-Sirinial-Shamtul, who deliberately became human to try and escape the war and be with his wife Loren before the Ellimist forced him to return to the conflict.
  • Toby Hamee was the first Hork-Bajir born in freedom after the Yeerks managed to enslave every Hork-Bajir in existence.