For Tom's first Yeerk, see Temrash 114
Tom's Yeerk
Biographical information





Yeerk Empire

Behind the scenes
First appearance

The Capture

Last appearance

The Beginning


Killed by Rachel

"We'll be sitting ducks if Tom turns the Blade ship on us, and we all know that's his plan."
"It's not Tom! It's not Tom, don't call him that. It's the Yeerk in his head. It's the Yeerk, not my brother!"
Marco and Jake[src]

Tom's Yeerk was the Yeerk controlling Jake's older brother Tom for the majority of the series. Although unimportant at first, Tom's second Yeerk slowly rose in importance, but was never promoted to the rank of Sub-Visser, much to his distaste.[1]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Infesting Tom[edit | edit source]

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Rising Through the Ranks[edit | edit source]

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Murderous Attempts[edit | edit source]

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Promotion[edit | edit source]

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Animorphs Exposed[edit | edit source]

"My host's own brother! Do you have any idea what you've done to me? All that time we were searching for you. Looking for Andalites. And it was you! Right there in my own house. Right down the hall. I could have killed you a million times! Visser One almost starved me to death for my stupidity."
―Tom's Yeerk to Jake[src]

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Obtaining the Morphing Cube[edit | edit source]

"I couldn't explain. Because I didn't understand it myself. All I knew was that letting Tom take the morphing cube had seemed absolutely the right thing to do. And something still told me I was right."

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Partnership with the Animorphs[edit | edit source]

"Little brother, you've got to know by now: Wars aren't won with clean hands."
"Don't listen to him."
"What do you have to offer?"
"The keys to the kingdom, kid. I can give you the access codes for every system on the Pool ship. If you can take it, Brother Jake, you and your free Hork-Bajir and your new Taxxon allies, if you can take it, I can tell you how to fly it. Not only that, I have a plan to help you get aboard the Pool ship. And by the way, your old friend Visser One has temporarily transferred his headquarters to the Pool ship. The Pool ship and Visser One — that's game, set, and match. They'll carve your sanctimonious face up on Mount Rushmore, Jake-Boy. You'll be the savior of the human race."
―Tom's Yeerk, Cassie and Jake[src]

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Death[edit | edit source]

"Tom was dead. And I wondered how I was ever going to explain it. I had ordered my cousin to execute my brother. How would I ever explain that? All these years I'd fought to keep us all alive, to stop the Yeerks, always with the hope that someday I would save my brother, that he would come back, that he'd be Tom again. That was why I'd enlisted in the war to begin with. I was going to save Tom. Tom was dead. The Yeerk in his head was dead. And Rachel."

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Personality[edit | edit source]

"Honor and courage aren't what matters, not in the real world. What matters is whether you win. After you win then you start talking about honor and courage. When you're in battle you do whatever you have to do. Honor and courage and all that? Those are the words you say after you've destroyed all your enemies and anyone else who gets in the way."
―Tom's Yeerk to Jake[src]

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Morphs[edit | edit source]

Using Tom's Body[edit | edit source]

Morph Book Acquired/used
Jaguar The Answer
Cobra The Beginning

Using his own body[edit | edit source]

Morph Book Acquired
Human (Tom) The Answer

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "I should be a sub-Visser by now." (The Answer, page 91)
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