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Jake's Parents
« on: December 13, 2008, 01:52:46 PM »
One thing that never made sense to me was that in book #49 Jake decided to go save everyone's parents and save his for last knowing Tom the controller was around and now the controllers knew almost everything. It seemed like they didn't have to go in groups to get the parents out. I think had they each gone separately to the house of their parent's with a chee to help, Jake could have still saved his parents and it would have made more sense.
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Re: Jake's Parents
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2008, 01:55:41 PM »
But maybe he thought it was too dangerous to go separately... what if one of them was made prisoner? and controller? nobody would know... because they'd be in other places... saving their own parents...
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Re: Jake's Parents
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2008, 01:58:04 PM »
But didn't the animorphs drop off one by one as their parents were saved anyways? like after cassie got her parents out of there, she didn't go with them to get Rachel's, then after that it was just Jake and Erek to get his parents cuz Rachel and cassie were not there, right?
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Re: Jake's Parents
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2008, 02:03:36 PM »
yeah it's right... But they stayed 2 or 3 at the end... ^^'
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Re: Jake's Parents
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2008, 02:06:23 PM »
It's weird that Jake went to his parents last, when they knew for sure one of his family members was a controller. It goes along with the context that the mission before hand he decided to rush over. So they fought, spilled blood, and gave the Yeerks the DNA they wanted. I suppose if they chose jake's parents first, and Tom got away, then he'd tell the other Yeerks the Anis were getting their parents to safety.

Still, I would have gone to rescue Jake's parents first. It was the only real opportunity to rescue Tom.


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Re: Jake's Parents
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2008, 02:07:43 PM »
i agree. it just fits in w/my other thread...........th e ending of the series was rushed
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Re: Jake's Parents
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2008, 02:11:16 PM »
It's right... I agree about that: Jake must know that he SHOULD go first save his own parents... maybe he just wanted to think about his team members before think about himself...
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Re: Jake's Parents
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2008, 06:07:55 PM »
i agree. it just fits in w/my other thread...........th e ending of the series was rushed
I don't think the ending was rushed because of that. true, it was sort of a bad choice to save jake's family last, but I think KA purposely did that...

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Re: Jake's Parents
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2008, 07:51:35 PM »
well obviously she purposefully did that, but i dk, if she really wanted jakes parents to have been made controllers i think she shoulda found a better way to do it then a way that screams "save jake's parents 1rst, duh!"
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Re: Jake's Parents
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2008, 01:29:52 AM »
Jake figured he had time.  He thought that only Tobias had been found out.  He didn't realize that when his father asked to go to the lawn mower place, Tom had a plan.  I emphasize father because this was not Tom's idea, just a chance Tom took.  If Tom new Jake was an animorph at the time, he would have made sure Jake went.  It was an unfortunate timing.  Besides, Chee are 90 percent useless in most cases where anyone might get hurt, and 100 percent useless in battle.
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Re: Jake's Parents
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2008, 01:33:48 AM »
yes chee are useless but they went with them anyways to help. i dk, it just seems like if KA wanted jake's parents to be made controllers there were better ways to do it
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Re: Jake's Parents
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2008, 09:10:25 AM »
Yeah, I always wondered about this, too. It did seem like an unusual decision on the leader of the Animorphs. However, give the fact that they WERE at Cassie’s farm when the decision was made, it kinda makes sense for them to opt getting her family out first. Rachel and Jake’s would have been a toss between who would have been faster.
Regardless of doing Jake’s third, Tobias’s mum was last and that required all the Animorphs in the field. I can’t speculate on the decision of doing Jake’s family with half the team only, when there was the REAL threat of the Controller-Tom ruining the mission. That was Jake’s BIG dreamed up moment of rescuing his brother, why hadn’t he anticipated it better?! I think ALL of the others would have agreed.
The only real answer is the author’s already made up decision to turn all of Jake's loved ones into Controllers. I can’t actually remember if Jake gets them back, inspite Tom being killed by Rachel.

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Re: Jake's Parents
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2008, 09:20:38 AM »

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Re: Jake's Parents
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2008, 09:43:37 AM »
If they had encountered trouble at any of the other houses (eg. controller family members or a Yeerk attack squad) then they'd have needed everyone there to help out. Besides, since Jake's family went out early (before they had gone after any of their families) it wouldn't have made a difference unless they had saved them the night before.
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Re: Jake's Parents
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2008, 11:38:11 AM »
but had they gone in force to every1s family it woulda made sense. but they were kinda dropping off one by one, so thats where it doesnt make sense that jake and marco and erek couldnt have gone after his parents while ax cassie and rachel with the chee figure it out themselves since they know jake's parents would be the immediate threat since tom the controller is with them,


and i always wondered about homer 2!!! it was yet another unexplained thing of the animorphs ending >:(
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