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Our Top Five
« on: February 09, 2011, 10:33:31 PM »
     Basically, I'll write down a whole bunch of Top Five things concerning the Animorphs Series. They are, as follows, Favourite Books, Least Favourite Books, Favourite Characters, Least Favourite Characters, Favourite Aliens
     KEEP IN MIND
     Try to avoid a situation where you list one character or book as a Top Five. For example (LISA) don't list Marco's books as your top Five. Or (rest of Rafians) listing all of Cassie's books in the least favourite section. Remember that each person has the right to his or her own opinion. Let's try to avoid any unecessary outbursts like "That was a stupid book", or "Why do you like that". But I don't expect that from anyone on here. I just feel like it should be said.

     1) Top Five Favourite Animorphs Books
     The Discovery
     The Attack
     The Illusion
     The Hork-Bajir Chronicles
     The Ultimate

     2) Top Five Least Favourite Animorphs Books
     The Visitor
     The Suspicion
     The Encounter
     The Forgotten
     Visser

     3) Top Five Favourite Animorphs Characters
     Tobias
     David
     Arbron
     James
     Ax

     4) Top Five Least Favourite Animorphs Characters
     Any of the Helmacrons
     Cassie
     Naomi
     Chapman
     Estrid

     5) Top Five Favourite Animorphs Quotes
     (Honestly can' think of any at the time. I'm the sort of person who needs to read a whole bunch of books, write the quotes down, then decide)

     6) Top Five Favourite Animorphs Aliens
     Hork-Bajir
     Taxxons
     Leerans
     Garatron
     Howler

     
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Re: Our Top Five
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2011, 10:47:26 PM »

Wow, that's a lot. I'll have to think of some before I post mine.

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Re: Our Top Five
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2011, 11:23:36 PM »
Note: I've arranged these in order of importance.

1) Top Five Favourite Animorphs Books
     The Illusion (#33)
     The Hork-Bajir Chronicles
     The Ellimist Chronicles
     The Familiar (#41)
     The Change (#13)

2) Top Five Least Favourite Animorphs Books
     Alternamorphs
     The Unexpected (#44)
     The Resistance (#47)
     The Weakness (#37)
     The Hidden (#39)

3) Top Five Favourite Animorphs Characters
     Dak Hamee
     Tobias
     Ax
     Marco
     Ellimist

4) Top Five Least Favourite Animorphs Characters
     Cassie
     Toby Hamee
     Alloran
     Visser Three
     Taylor

5) Top Five Favourite Animorphs Quotes
     <Out of a respect for life, you have to endure.>
     (Pick a random passage from HBC.  Chances are it would be on this list)
     "Yes.  But do you know what you want, Tobias?  And if you get it, will you still know?"
     Be happy for me, and all who fly free.
     "It's OAT-freaking-MEAL!"

6) Top Five Favourite Animorphs Aliens
     Hork-Bajir
     Ketrans
     Chee
     Howlers
     Andalites
« Last Edit: February 10, 2011, 11:43:16 AM by DinoSteph »
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Re: Our Top Five
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011, 10:10:50 AM »
For example (LISA) don't list Marco's books as your top Five.

Not my fault those are the best books. :P Actually, oddly enough, Marco's books only make up three of my top ten. It speaks to the strength of KA's characters that every Ani gets an entry on my ten favorite books, all the characters have such believable psychology.

     1) Top Five Favourite Animorphs Books
     #30: The Reunion
     Visser
     #19: The Departure
     #22: The Solution
     #26: The Attack

     2) Top Five Least Favourite Animorphs Books
     #41: The Familiar (I HATE this book so much.)
     #36: The Mutation
     #42: The Journey
     #44: The Unexpected
     #47: The Resistance

     3) Top Five Favourite Animorphs Characters
     Marco
     Rachel
     Eva
     Cassie
     Edriss 562

     4) Top Five Least Favourite Animorphs Characters
     Drode
     Crayak
     Any Helmacron
     David
     Loren

     5) Top Five Favourite Animorphs Quotes
     I'll have to go back through the series for this, but "Yeah, okay then. Okay, then." makes me tear up just thinking about it.

     6) Top Five Favourite Animorphs Aliens
     Leerans
     Chee (they count, right?)
     Yeerks
     Ketrans
     Iskoort

Post Merged: February 10, 2011, 10:13:24 AM
     The Encounter

I'm surprised that's on your least favorites, TMP. It's my favorite Tobias book and almost made my top five.
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Re: Our Top Five
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2011, 11:41:55 AM »
     2) Top Five Least Favourite Animorphs Books
     #41: The Familiar (I HATE this book so much.)

Whoa, really?  I'm not offended or anything, by the way, but I just think it's very interesting that your least favorite book is one that I put in my top five.

Also, I changed my list a bit because I'd apparently blocked #47 out of my memory, haha.
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Re: Our Top Five
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2011, 12:21:01 PM »
For example (LISA) don't list Marco's books as your top Five.

Not my fault those are the best books. :P Actually, oddly enough, Marco's books only make up three of my top ten. It speaks to the strength of KA's characters that every Ani gets an entry on my ten favorite books, all the characters have such believable psychology.

     1) Top Five Favourite Animorphs Books
     #30: The Reunion
     Visser
     #19: The Departure
     #22: The Solution
     #26: The Attack

     2) Top Five Least Favourite Animorphs Books
     #41: The Familiar (I HATE this book so much.)
     #36: The Mutation
     #42: The Journey
     #44: The Unexpected
     #47: The Resistance

     3) Top Five Favourite Animorphs Characters
     Marco
     Rachel
     Eva
     Cassie
     Edriss 562

     4) Top Five Least Favourite Animorphs Characters
     Drode
     Crayak
     Any Helmacron
     David
     Loren

     5) Top Five Favourite Animorphs Quotes
     I'll have to go back through the series for this, but "Yeah, okay then. Okay, then." makes me tear up just thinking about it.

     6) Top Five Favourite Animorphs Aliens
     Leerans
     Chee (they count, right?)
     Yeerks
     Ketrans
     Iskoort

Post Merged: February 10, 2011, 10:13:24 AM
     The Encounter

I'm surprised that's on your least favorites, TMP. It's my favorite Tobias book and almost made my top five.
     I liked it, but wouldn't put it in my top five.

Post Merged: February 10, 2011, 03:43:48 PM
     Adding to the TOP FIVE's will be the Top Five Favourite Animorph Battles/Missions, Top Five Worst/lamest Animorphs Missions, Top Five Greatest Animorph Covers, Top Five Worst/Lamest Animorphs Covers.

     1) Top Five Favourite Animorph Missions/Battles
     The Mission for the AMR; was probably the smartest mission as far as planning goes. Brilliant
     The Battle for Leera; was just epic to see the Animorphs on another planet.
     The Howler Battle; Just epic
     The Rhino/Elephant stampede on the Mariott Resort; was just win :p
     The First Raid on the Yeerk Pool; because it was the first

     2) Top Five worst/lamest Animorph Missions/Battles
     The entirety of the Helmacron fiasco; was so irksome to read, if I must be honest.
     Preventing some teen movie star from getting yeerked; as if one pop star's infestation makes a difference
     The Cow-meat incident; I'll admit...I didn't read this one. I read maybe the first two chapters...Enough said?
     All of Rachel's raids from the Weakness; she could have killed them all!
     The Mission to the Chapman house; I just didn't find fit interesting.

     3)Top Five Greatest Animorphs Covers
     Animorphs 43: The Test; Because it gives us our first glimpse at a Taxxon
     Megamorphs 4: Back to Before; Is exactly how I imagined the kids getting together. It's just amazing!
     Animorphs 34: The Prophecy; Was just eye catching. I guess it has something to do with the Hork-Bajir
     Animorphs 26: The Attack; Because it shows Jake's Battle morph
     Animorphs 25: The Extreme: Because it has a cool animal on the cover!

     4) Top Five Worst/Lamest Animorphs Covers
     Animorphs 13: The Change; Love the story, hate the cover. I understand the cover morph, but think it's lame. Reverse of the Encounter
     Animorphs 28: The Experiment; Come on...A cow?
     Animorphs 14: The Unknown; was just...bland, for me. But most of Cassie's covers are like that.
     Animorphs 48: The Return; For the first book to show a non-morph...Wow! Rachel with abs and claws? Couldn't give her the flytrap?
     Visser; Despite the story's quality, this cover does nothing for me. Worst of the Chronicles/Megamorphs covers.
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Re: Our Top Five
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2011, 04:35:58 PM »
1. Top Five Favorite Animorphs Books
  • The Andalite Chronicles
  • #20-22... Can I count the entire David Trilogy as one? If not, um #22 The Threat I guess...
  • MM4 Back to Before
  • #53 The Answer
  • MM2 In the Time of Dinosaurs

2. Top Five Least Favorite Books
  • #44 The Unexpected
  • #42 Th Journey
  • #39 The Hidden
  • #34 The Prophesy
  • #48 The Return

3. Top Five Favorite Animorphs Characters
  • Marco
  • Jake
  • Alloran
  • David
  • Erek

4. Top Five Least Favorite Characters
  • Ellimist
  • post-Andalite Chronicles Loren
  • Melissa
  • Estrid
  • Erek

5. Top Five Favorite Quotes
Skipping, since I can't think of anything...

6. Top Five Favorite Animorphs Aliens
  • Howler
  • Chee
  • Andalites
  • Hork-Bajir
  • Taxxons
I feel like there was only so much to choose from...

7. Top Five Favorite Animorphs Missions/Battles
  • #50 battle with the new Animorphs where the Visser almost strangles Jake
  • #25 the battle with the Howler where they pretty much get their asses kicked
  • MM4 when Ax and Jake are pretty much the last ones standing
  • #21 when they're surrounded and David tries turning on them
  • #21 David vs. Jake

8. Top Five Worst/Lamest Missions/Battles
Pretty much all of the battles or missions from my top least favorite books.

9. Top Five Greatest Animorphs Covers
Probably only MM4 Back to Before. When I was younger I used to like a lot of the Cassie covers, but pretty much only because I liked a lot of the animals she morphed (dolphin, wolf, horse, butterfly...). Idk now I just don't like them :/

10. Top Five Worst/Lamest Animorphs Covers
Mostly all of them, IMO.
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Re: Our Top Five
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2011, 05:41:03 PM »
You guys are SO going to hate me.

1. Top Five Favorite Animorphs Books

    * #44: The Unexpected (COME ON! KAA totally missed a major series-extending opportunity here by not having some Aussie kids see the Yeerks!)
    * #47: The Resistance (Trekkies FTW!)
    * #25: The Extreme (Page 75... PAGE 75!)
    * #4: The Message (Marco's rant about dreams is classic!)
    * #26: The Attack (The Kiss. 'Nuff said.)


2. Top Five Least Favorite Books

    * #45 The Revelation
    * #54 The Beginning
    * #41 The Familiar
    * The Ellimist Chronicles
    * #48 The Return


3. Top Five Favorite Animorphs Characters

    * Cassie
    * Toby Hamee
    * Marco
    * Erek
    * Aldrea


4. Top Five Least Favorite Characters

    * David
    * Rachel
    * Crayak
    * Marco's dad (I blame him for the events of 45-54)
    * The Drode


5. Top Five Favorite Quotes
Skipping, since I can't think of anything...

6. Top Five Favorite Animorphs Aliens

    * Chee
    * Leerans
    * Andalites
    * Hork-Bajir
    * Helmacrons

I feel like there was only so much to choose from...

7. Top Five Favorite Animorphs Missions/Battles

    * #44 (the airplane thing)
    * #29 (Cassie's only solo mission that was planned)
    * #34 (the entire book)
    * #24 (especially the part where Marco tries to hook up with Cassie
    * #27 (the battle on the Pemalite Ship)


8. Top Five Worst/Lamest Missions/Battles
Pretty much of the battles or missions from my top least favorite books.

9. Top Five Greatest Animorphs Covers

 * #19: The Departure
 * #34: The Prophecy (#6 on my Favorite Books list)
 * #43: The Test
 * #48: The Return (The cover is the only good thing about that book)
 * Visser (Like with #48, it's the muscles that turned me on to the cover)

10. Top Five Worst/Lamest Animorphs Covers
 * #1: The Invasion
 * #54: The Beginning
 * #12: The Reaction
 * #28: The Experiment
 * Megamorphs #2

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Re: Our Top Five
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2011, 05:43:44 PM »
     Glad to hear you like Cassie. Everyone else hates her.
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Re: Our Top Five
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2011, 05:46:03 PM »
     Glad to hear you like Cassie. Everyone else hates her.

I've been defending Cassie for the last 12 years, so I'm used to all the needless hating.

Haters gonna hate, you know.
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Re: Our Top Five
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2011, 05:59:03 PM »
4. Top Five Least Favorite Characters

    * David
    * Rachel
    * Crayak
    * Marco's dad (I blame him for the events of 45-54)
    * The Drode
Wait! Explain about the Peter thing. Why would you blame him?

10. Top Five Worst/Lamest Animorphs Covers
 * #1: The Invasion
* #54: The Beginning
 * #12: The Reaction
 * #28: The Experiment
 * Megamorphs #2
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Re: Our Top Five
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2011, 06:06:41 PM »
4. Top Five Least Favorite Characters

    * David
    * Rachel
    * Crayak
    * Marco's dad (I blame him for the events of 45-54)
    * The Drode
Wait! Explain about the Peter thing. Why would you blame him?

10. Top Five Worst/Lamest Animorphs Covers
 * #1: The Invasion
* #54: The Beginning
 * #12: The Reaction
 * #28: The Experiment
 * Megamorphs #2
Honestly I can't decide if I hated the Rolling Stones rip off or if I kind of liked it...


About the Marco's dad thing... If he hadn't discovered Z-Space, the Yeerks wouldn't have been all over him. He said it himself in #10 by quoting Marco's mom: "If you avoid the military, they won't come for you."

Obviously, he forgot that and decided to work on military stuff, including the idea of using Z-Space as a weapon. Thus, by not heeding his wife's words, he started the path that lead to #54 and deserves the blame.
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Re: Our Top Five
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2011, 06:09:34 PM »
     So you're going to blame Peter for

     1)the Return of the psycho-rat
     2) The Yeerks discovering the Animorph's identities via blood testing
     3) Cassie giving up the morphing cube to save Jake's humanity/psyche
     4) The Senator or mayor or whomever nearly getting infested
     5) The destruction of the Yeerk Pool
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Re: Our Top Five
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2011, 06:11:16 PM »
Poor Peter... that seems a little unfair how you're blaming him like that. I think the Yeerks were starting to grow impatient as it was and a full out war was bound to happen sooner or later. I think it just so happened that the main event of #45 was the fact that Visser One (as Eva) was destroyed and Visser Three got promoted was what really caused the events to unfold as they did.
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Re: Our Top Five
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2011, 06:14:00 PM »
     So you're going to blame Peter for

     1)the Return of the psycho-rat
     2) The Yeerks discovering the Animorph's identities via blood testing
     3) Cassie giving up the morphing cube to save Jake's humanity/psyche
     4) The Senator or mayor or whomever nearly getting infested
     5) The destruction of the Yeerk Pool

#5, yes. #2, yes. The main reason is the fact that he caused the Animorphs to retreat to the Hork-Bajir valley, which #2 accelerated.

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