Okay, I think I have one.
In book 52, chapter 11 (first page in the chapter), Marco's mom is talking about Visser One and refers to the Yeerk as a "she"
Well in book 53, chapter 2 (about the 4th page into the chapter), Jake is talking about Visser One and refers to the Yeerk as a "he"
I'm also using the page references through the ebooks.
I don't remember perfectly, and I don't have the book with me right now, but it's likely that Marco's mother was referring to the former Visser One (Edriss) and Jake was talking about the current one (Esplin). Or there was a typo in there somewhere, but I'm betting the first one.
Well, I finally finished going through that list we were handed. As it turns out, putting all of it in one place exceeds the character limit, so I've taken the list of what I removed from the original list and why and posted it here.
What I removed from the list quoted earlier and why:
#1 The Invasion
[*]Jake says he's writing their experiences down on p1. What if Tom does some snooping and finds Jake's journal? Shouldn't it be safer just to keep it secret?
- Jake doing something that might be stupid is not a KASU; it's Jake doing something risky.
[*]Elfangor says to not direct your thoughts to Visser Three on p35, or he'd hear them... you must be in morph to do this.
- In that particular book, this is not the case (though see number 1,)
[*]On p35, Elfangor can still hear the Animorphs whispering behind the construction junk. Pretty improbable, yet if Andalite ears are that good, shouldn't Visser Three also hear them?
- Andalites do, in fact, have good ears. But remember that Alloran is an old man while Elfangor is young and in great shape.
[*]Tobias sucks a cut finger from Dude on p51... morphing heals injuries.
-There's no way to know that that cut came before he morphed and was not, in fact, one that he received some time afterward.
[*]Jake says it has been two years since Marco's mom died on p74. The two-year anniversary is reached in #5.
- Jake wasn't being specific; that is not a KASU, that's a narrator being a human being. It wouldn't make much sense for him to say "It's been one year, ten months, and 3 days since Marco's mom died".
[*]Jake can't take his own advice; he said that he'll look away as Cassie morphs on p75, yet he noticed her leotard.
- Not in any way a KASU; that's a teenage boy sneaking a peak at a girl he likes. I'd be tempted to say it was a KASU if he [i]didn't[/i] look.
[*]Why doesn't Tom make Jake a Controller if he suspects him of knowing about the Yeerks?
- Aside from the out-of-universe fact that doing so would end the plot, Chapman told him it was unnecessary.
[*]While Jake and Marco have an adventure at the Gardens, the rest of the gang goes off acquiring animals. The only animal we know they acquired is Rachel's elephant. Why didn't they acquire more?
- Again, not a KASU. "the only animal we [i]know[/i] they acquires". There could, naturally, have been others. Aside from this, keep in mind that Jake and Marco also only acquired one animal, Jake's tiger. It isn't as though they can just walk in an pet an elephant; that probably took some time to do.
#2 The Visitor
[*]Thought-speak is written as 'think-speak' on p20.
- Not a KASU; just a matter of minor semantics.
[*]Shrews are referred to belonging under the class of rodent on p54, but they're actually insectivore.
- Not necessarily a kASU, just the speaker (a 13 year old kid) not knowing better.
[*]Cassie says that Rachel has acquired the most morphs (4) on p65. Jake has just as many.
- See above.
[*]A mention is made about being sent to the Council of Thirteen and the Yeerk home world, both of which has been said to be under Andalite quarantine since the Hork-Bajir Chronicles and to the present (see Visser, p9).
- Irrelevant. That clearly doesn't stop them from sending communications and giving orders.
[*]On p128, Jake's thought-speak quote ends in a regular quote.
- Typos and KASUs are not the same thing. An editor should take care of typos.
[*]On p148, the phrase "Three craft" is supposed to be plural, but it's missing an 's'.
#3 The Encounter
[*]For someone who doesn't care about clothes, Cassie changes them a lot. In #1, p75, she has a blue leotard to morph in. In Chapter 15 of #2, they're green and purple. In #3, p35, they're pink and green.
- People changing clothes is in no way a KASU; it's just people wearing different clothes... I have no idea why this would even be on a list....
[*]On p47, "Park Ranger" has a hyphen in between when it shouldn't.
- Either a semantic issue or a typo. Either way, that's for the editor to deal with and is not a KASU.
[*]Tobias carries a pouch that's only two ounces, yet it carries a watch, lighter, fishing line and hooks. It should be heavier; or else Tobias is a bad judge of weights.
- Could easily be that he is, in fact, a bad judge of weights.
[*]Why do the Animorphs take hours to fish, when one could morph a bald eagle or osprey and catch a trout?
- Could be that it just didn't occurr to them. Or maybe they decided against it "offscreen". In any event, just because the way the Animorphs did it isn't the only (or even most efficient) way doesn't make it a KASU; it makes the Animorphs human.
[*]Jake says the Yeerks may leave when the water line noticeably decreases on p109, except it seems like it’s happened (the truck is sucking up gallons of water).
- But the water, apparently, comes back by the time they next visit, so we're not talking about a permanent decrease. He could easily have meant that they'd stop coming when the water level [i]permanently[/i] decreased.
#4 The Message
[*]Why does Magilla have a name? She's a patient in the barn; she's going to be released. Does Cassie spend her time naming every animal in the barn?
-Quite possibly, yes, she might name them. Or just the cute ones like squirrels. This [i]is[/i] Cassie, after all.
[*]Chapman and Tom wonder if the bandits are human in Chapter 6. They were sure in #1.
- Characters thinking is a screw up on the part of the author? o_O Someone's been reading too much Rowling.
[*]The ship the Animorphs are on is headed to Singapore (the country in Southeast Asia) going 18-miles/hour south. The Animorphs live on the coast of California, shouldn't they be going southwest?
- Yes, going southwest is one way to do it. Going south and [i]then[/i] west is another valid way of doing it.
[*]Ax says Hork-Bajir can't swim on p124, but Jara says he can and does in #13. Perhaps Ax was sleeping in that class...
- Ax [i]does[/i], in fact, sleep through several classes.
#5 The Predator
[*]Marco asks Ax when he has fought any Controller, and Ax says never. Ax fought Taxxons (a.k.a. Controllers) in #4.
- Can easily be explained: in book 4, that wasn't a fight. That was a slaughter.
[*]Ax talks with quotation marks when he should've used thought-speak; he was morphing from a lobster to Andalite (p56).
[*]Ax says <We have been in morph for forty percent of the allowable time.> when asked in the Yeerk ship. Ax wasn't in morph, so it should've been <You>. This occurs on p125.
[*]On p128, Visser Three says that Visser One can return to the home world, which is under quarantine.
- It would be possible for someone to slip past a blockade. There are always ways of getting into and out of places where you are not wanted. It would be entirely possible for Visser One to get in and out of the homeworld. Bringing any large number of individuals with her would be a different matter.
#6 The Capture
[*]It’s nice of the Yeerks to use 'earth' months on p50. Why don't they use the Yeerk equivalent?
- Why measure in yards instead of feet? Because 1.) it might be more convenient, 2.) it might be more accurate or 3.) you might just want to measure in yards. The Yeerks' preference for timing does not count as a KASU.
[*]Jake asks where is he on p61; he knows where he is: on a Boston Market roof he saw on p59.
- Considering that he came very close to being killed, it's logical that he would forget every little detail of his surroundings.
[*]On p99, there are two thought-speak quotes missing, when Temrash says not to struggle. In the preview for #6, this is corrected.
[*]In Chapter 17, Temrash says he was promoted from 252 to 114. But later in the series it's the order of your birth in your generation that determines the number assigned.
- That does not preclude the possibility of being given a higher number as a promotion.
[*]When Temrash morphs the tiger, he listens for predator sounds. It should be prey.
- No, it shouldn't. He's worried about the other Animorphs looking for him. If you're hunting for a Yeerk-infested tiger, are you going to be morphing a bunny rabbit or a wolverine?
[*]Couldn't Tom trace Jake's phone call at the end, and find it was from Cassie's dad cell phone?
- This assumes that Tom as the access and authorization to do this, as well as the time and effort. Tracing phone calls was a lot harder back in the 90s, and cell phones were a lot different.
#7 The Stranger
[*]There are no grizzly bears located in California zoos.
- There are also no aliens trying to steal your body in California. Suspension of disbelief.
[*]When Jake says ‘answer’, which is split up between chapters, both are in quotes. However, they're divided to show that in the next chapter, they're back in roach morph. Thus, the other half should be thought-speak quotes.
[*]When the five demorph in the Yeerk cafeteria... wouldn't the Yeerks figure out that most of them are human when they don't have the shape of an Andalite (no four legs, stalk eyes, talking with a mouth). The Taxxon entrails would only obscure their features.
- Go sit down at a McDonalds. Look at the nearest person. Imagine that five creatures about the same size as you suddenly exploded out of that guy's body. See how clearly you're thinking.
[*]Cassie shows a scar on p104, but morphing should heal scar tissue.
- That would depend on where the scar is from. Morphing obviously reverts you to the condition you were in before you morphed, but does not revert you back to your basic phenotype.
MM1 - The Andalite's Gift
[*]Why didn't the Veleek find the morphing cube? It was never destroyed, just hidden. As proven in #39, the Helmacron sensors picked up the morphing energy, which was coming from the morphs and the cube.
- Several things, the biggest of which being that this is based on the assumption that the Helmacron sensors and the Veleek work the same way; there is absolutely no way that claim can be verified.
[*]Cassie says the Yeerks can't catch them in human 'morph' on p193.
#8 The Alien
[*]Cassie spoke while still a horse on p77.
#11 The Forgotten
[*]Tobias hears the group's plan on p52, only how could he? They weren't talking in open thought-speak or else the Controllers would hear. Jake thought he had left and wouldn't have directed thought-speak to him.
- This assumes that thought-speak is based on the idea that you choose people to include; it could be, rather, that you choose people to exclude. Or that they included Tobias out of habit, whether he was around to hear them or not.
[*]Cassie uses her T-shirt as bandages on p77. But she wears a leotard to morph, so where did she get a T-shirt?
- This assumes that she always wears a leotard, which is not necessarily the case. She could wear a tight T-shirt like Marco and Jake if she felt like it.
[*]Jake wonders if he can morph the poison out on p94, but he did so in #6 as a roach.
- It is perfectly reasonable for Jake to forget something that happened to him, especially considering that book 6 was exceptionally traumatic for him.
#12 The Reaction
[*]Cassie says she has the latest Nine Inch Nails CD, but NIN didn't release a CD since '94.
- She could just be talking about that one, then. You've never bought an old CD? Or maybe, in the Animorphs universe, Trent Reznor decided to give us one in '98. Or the events of book 12 take place in '94.
[*]Rachel talks in the third person on p57.
- capnnerefir does that all the time. So what?
[*]Jake exclaims that it's impossible when told that Rachel is morphing from elephant to ant on p88, but she morphed from seagull to elephant right in front of him a few moments ago so it should be obvious to him it is possible.
- You've never insisted that something is impossible even after seeing it? People do it all the time. It's called denial. It's that thing you do when you don't want to believe something.
The Andalite Chronicles
[*]The Time Matrix is alluded to as the Time ship at the Prologue.
[*]On p3, Sofor is misspelled Sofar.
[*]On p98, Elfangor says he's shaken to his bones, but on p102, Taxxons don't have bones.
- It's a figure of speech.
[*]On p207, Elfangor refers to Esplin as a sub-visser, instead of visser.
- When they met, Esplin [i]was[/i] a Sub-Visser. You tend to refer to people in theiro original context. Hence why we still refer to Esplin, by and large, as Visser Three in spite of the fact that by the end of it, he was Visser One.
[*]Wouldn't the sudden decompression on p211 kill Loren and Chapman?
- Suspension of Disbelief.
[*]The Jahar is caught by an asteroid on p212, but on p217 it's falling in a black hole. Time could have passed between the two events for the asteroid to detach itself, but could humans survive without oxygen for that long?
- Suspension of disbelief; possible scientific explanation.
[*]While Loren is explaining about cars on p260, her name is spelt 'Loran'.
[*]On p285, Elfangor says to close their eyes while entering the space-time tornado. However, he describes what he sees while going through.
- A couple possible explanations. 1.) Elfangor didn't close his eyes even though he told Loren to (not surprising) or 2.) It is possible that you can't close stalk-eyes.
[*]The Animorphs didn't come across Elfangor dying on p324; they saw him coming out of the ship first.
- He was dying at the time, due to a large wound in his side.
[*]Tobias and Elfangor have a conversation about their family at the end. In #1 they only stay together for a couple of seconds and part ways, but it lasts longer than a few seconds in TAC do.
- This is based on the assumption that Jake's retelling of the events in book 1 is completely accurate. What a narrator says in Animorphs, however, is not always so. This isn't Harry Potter; characters have some depth to them and may forget things, exaggerate, or make mistakes.
#14 The Unknown
[*]Cassie says the Yeerks have enslaved the entire Hork-Bajir race on p3. She must have forgotten the events of the past book when she freed Hork-Bajir.
- So her number was off by two. That is not important.
[*]A tab is missing on top of p21.
[*]On p31, Jawan calls Cassie 'Kendra' to add to the comedic effect, but Rachel just said Cassie's name when Jawan was right there.
- Jawan was paying zero attention to things that involved Cassie.
[*]Tobias, Cassie and Rachel fly off from the barn, but Marco wasn't mentioned (p41).
[*]Another tab is missing on p67.
[*]On p79, Papa John's has an extra 'p'.
[*]There are six Hork-Bajir in the House of Horrors. Rachel knocks two out, Tobias gouges out the eyes of another, and Ax poisoned a fourth. Doesn't it seem odd that all six of them are running with Visser Three a few pages later?
- If I was getting knocked around by a bear, having my eyes ripped out, or getting poisoned, I'd be running, too, just as soon as I got to my feet. And, recalling the time Jara Hamee cut his own head open, we know Hork-bajir heal very quickly when they want to.
#15 The Escape
[*]Erek has knowledge of the free Hork-Bajir on p17, although no one seems to have told him.
- Key word being "seems to". There's really no reason to assume that no one mentioned it to him. Seems like the sort of thing they'd let him know.
[*]The Leeran's planet is referred here as Leeran, not Leera in #18.
-Could be a semantic issue, or simply a typo.
[*]A tab is absent on p59.
[*]Marco swims (on p84) but on #4, p73 he says he can't swim.
- Seems logical that he'd make an effort to learn how, considering what happened earlier.
[*]Royan Island is mistyped Royal Island (p90).
#16 The Warning
[*]How can Ax alter Marco's computer on p22 so he'd win every game? Online games don't save scores or they would have different preferences.
- Suspension of disbelief. Also, you're asking how a boy who can build a Z-space transponder out of stuff you find at Radio Shack can do something to a computer?
[*]Marco's attitude changes from the previous book. In Chapter 6 of #15, he wants Jake to admit they'll stay the same as before. In Chapter 4 of #16, he mocks Jake to think he'll go back to average.
- People aren't always consistent in their actions. Plus, Marco mocks everything.
[*]Rachel in grizzly morph handles a mop, which requires a dexterity that bears don't have (namely, the opposable thumb).
- Doesn't say she's using it very well. She could easily just be pressing it between paws and moving it around.
[*]Why was hanging onto the tennis shoes so important? They had to leave them behind at the airport because they'd have to morph flies to get back on.
- You try running around a strange city with no shoes. Then consider this question again.
[*]Joe Bob wouldn't have the full three days of Kandrona Rays from eating the Yeerk, because the Yeerk isn't absorbing any Kandrona, it's losing them.
#17 The Underground
[*]A new Planet Hollywood opens, but there already was one (mentioned in #10, p26).
- A [u]new[/u] Planet Hollywood opens...
[*]Sara has an extra 'h' at the end.
[*]Ax asks what 'willies' on p30. He already knows what the definition is from #6, p78.
- Ax can forget things, too. Especially unimportant things like the definition of the 'willies'.
[*]When Jake decides who will go into the nut house on p32, he says Tobias shouldn't go because he doesn't have a useful morph. Tobias acquired a fly in #16, and that could work.
- Jake not memorizing Tobias's list of morphs isn't a KASU: it's Jake being a human being.
[*]There's a period omitted on p132.
[*]If Elfangor can close his hooves off to the Yeerk vegetation in TAC, p282, couldn't Visser Three close his off when he's thrown in the Yeerk pool containing oatmeal?
- Solids, semi-solids, and liquids are different. It might be harder for an Andalite not to absorb the pool stuff than the grass.
[*]A tab is missing on p160.
#18 The Decision
[*]Why is Ax worrying about the Visser acquiring the Kafit bird; as Tobias said, he could have easily acquired it in a zoo and/or before his infestation.
- The Visser [i]could[/i] have. Or the Andalite homeworld [i]could[/i] be under invasion. There's no way of knowing, and that's what worries Ax.
[*]Why do the Leeran-Controllers talk in thought-speak in Chapter 21? The Leeran-Controller in #15 had his speech underlined. And when the four Leerans are freed from the Yeerks, they use the underlines again.
- It may be that we are dealing with two entirely different forms of communication. Large, aquatic frogs that can read your mind can have more than one way of speaking to it.
MM2 In the Time of Dinosaurs
[*]On 51, Tobias says that the only morph that would be useful he has is human. What about his Hork-Bajir morph, which is stronger, faster and is a walking switchblade?
- The Animorphs (especially Cassie, but Tobias as well) adhere to a rule about not morphing sentient creatures without their express permission or clear neccessity. Morphing to Hork-bajir would violate this rule.
[*]Tobias guesses his broken wing was caused from the time travel in Chapter 9. But they've traveled through time and never had that problem.
- Tobias has never been wounded while traveling through time; at least, not that he can recall.
[*]The Animorphs cannot acquire the Tyrannosaur Rex when it's dead, but Ax says in #18 it's possible to obtain the DNA from Hewlett Aldershot from just a sample of blood. Since the T-Rex would still have blood in it, they should be able to still acquire it, dead or not.
- Although they attempt to acquire Hewlett Aldershot, it is unclear whether or not they succeeded; and, in fact, it is most likely that they did not.
[*]There's a missing thought-speak sign in the second paragraph (p220).
[*]Rachel calls the Mercoras 'Mercorans' on p222.
- Possible typo, or just a semantic issue.
#19 The Departure
[*]On p104 Karen's described as a human 'morph'.
[*]A human-Controller talks in thought-speak on p134.
[*]Aftran couldn't hold her side of the bargain. When she drops out of Karen's ear at the Yeerk pool, Karen would be dragged into the cages because she isn't voluntary. This would deny her access to leave the Pool; it seems improbable a small girl could outfight the Hork-Bajir guards and the Hunter Robots. Despite this, Karen meets Cassie at the end.
- Aftran was most likely still in her head, but let Karen have control.
#20 The Discovery
[*]Why would Marco want a pool on p26 when he can't swim in #4?
- Apparently he can swim in book 15. Also: The ladies.
[*]Buffy is on David's television on a Thursday, when it never aired. Read here for a more detailed explanation.
- I just don't think that complaining about what was on TV when counts as a KASU.
[*]Ax wonders what a human pool is used for in Chapter 10, but he knew that from MM1.
[*]On p112, David is moved to Jake's house. Is this a good idea when Tom is a Controller and will be on the hunt for David?
- Yes, it's risky. But this entire trilogy is about when the risks the Animorphs take don't play out right.
[*]On p130, there's a thought-speak sign at an end of the paragraph, when no one is talking.
#21 The Threat
[*]On p5, David is referred to as the sixth Animorph (what about Ax?).
- Ax is almost always referred to in addition to the Animorphs (the Animorphs and Ax) since he is not an Animorph but, rather, a member of the Andalite military.
[*]Jake says it is David's first time in lion morph on p88, but David morphed lion while going to the Holiday Inn.
- Jake tends to forget things (see multiple previous entries)
[*]When the male Animorphs come up with the plot about Tony being stuck in Washington without a Kandrona in Chapter 17, why couldn't Tony have a portable Kandrona?
- While this is true, just because the Animorphs didn't think of something doesn't mean it's a KASU. It means that they're human (or hawk or Andalite). Once again, this isn't Rowling; the characters aren't perfect.
#22 - The Solution
[*]Sara is misspelled Sarah.
[*]Noah Wyle is also misspelled as Noah Wylie on p94.
The Hork-bajir Chronicles
[*]How can Jara Hamee know the story of the war? Seerow was taken, when he was young. Aldrea and Dak could've told him, but could he remember (he's not a seer). Then, there was roughly two generations of Hork-Bajir born in captivity. The tale is pretty long, and the only place they'd have the chance to tell it would be in the Yeerk pool (I doubt hosts get together to talk about how the Andalites fought the Yeerks, while placing the Andalites in a positive light). Even if they told it in the Yeerk Pool, it would have taken a long time (it took sundown to sunrise for Jara) and how can Jara remember it all?
- Suspension of disbelief.
[*]Ax mentions the Nahara in #8, p153 in reference to the Yeerks leaving their home planet, yet the Nahara are never referred to in HbC, a fairly detailed history of the early days of the Yeerks.
- It may be detailed, but the fact that it does not mention every small thing is not a KASU (especially considering it's the Hork-bajir Chronicles and not, say, the Nahara Chronicles)
[*]Dak says on p83 that he wanted to show his people how to keep track of time, though it seems like they already have a sense of it, with 'early-warm' used in Chapter 1, and 'late-cool' in Chapter 2.
- Those are extremely general terms. Dak most likely meant he watned to teach them things like hours and minutes; not temperatures.
[*]On p97, Aldrea says Andalites are not superstitious, contradicting Ax and Elfangor's reactions to the Ellimist.
- Andalites consistently have an inaccurate opinion of themselves.
[*]On p135, Dak's shoulder is burned by a near miss. How can it be a miss when it hit him?
#23 The Pretender
[*]Tobias 'demorphs' from hawk on p69.
[*]Bek speaks in thought-speak on p88.
- Most likely just a typo, considering that everyone else in the scene was using thought-speak.
#24 - The Suspicion
[*]Cassie is worried in Chapter 3 that Jake will see her in a bathing suit, because he's never seen her in it... he did in MM1.
- Forgetting things isn't limited only to Jake. Cassie can forget, too.
[*]Cassie refers to her barn in the third person (p30).
- capnnerefir tends to do that when he feels like it, too.
[*]Ax is worried in p134 the Controllers at the Sharing will discover he has a human morph. But they already know as much in #5 (cop-Controller saw him morphing from human to Andalite) and it makes sense that Ax would have a human morph to blend in with the environment.
- Ax's semi-irrational thought isn't a KASU; it's a character exercising a normal thought-process. Might be just slightly OOC, but not enough to fall under the category of KASU.
#25 - The Extreme
[*]The plan to turn any swimming pool into a Yeerk pool seems a little flawed. Right now the invaders prefer secrecy, so it'll be hard to explain why a slug is floating in the kiddy pool, and why they have people locked in cages.
- To begin with, a Yeerk plan seeming slightly flawed isn't a KASU, it's the Yeerks not being perfect. However, the plan really isn't very flawed. Who's going around looking for slugs in pools? Who says there has to be a visible cage?
[*]Visser Three's is mistyped as Visser's Three on p17.
[*]In #1, Elfangor's ship is judged to be 3 to 4 times larger than a minivan (p11), and a Bug Fighter is a little larger (p27). In #25, a Bug Fighter is detailed with the size of a school bus (p31).
- These are approximations, the original estimates being made by kids who were scared out of their minds.
[*]Marco says the pair of Venber is still looking for them in the arctic on p143. This doesn't seem consistent with #15, in which when the Yeerk base was destroyed; all traces of their presence went up with it (the shark implants liquidated). You'd think the Yeerks would plant a self-destruct mechanism inside the Venber in this instance.
- Perhaps it would make more sense for the Yeerks to do that, as we are told by the author, that isn't the case. Yeerks don't have to do everything exactly the same way every single time.
#26 The Attack
[*]In #6, p150, when Crayak looks at Jake, Jake looks away from his gaze. In the repeat of the scene in #26, Jake can't turn away from the Big Red Eye.
- It isn't exactly the same scene.
[*]Jake says it's impossible to describe what he's seeing in the Prologue... but then details it.
- So Jake's exaggerated. That's not a fault on the part of the author, that's the narrator being a human being.
[*On p16, the Ellimist says that he had already made himself aware to Jake by the end of #6. Jake first meets the Ellimist in #7.
- But the Ellimist had been influencing their lives far earlier, whether they recognized it or not.
[*]On p68, Ax views a chart of the Milky Way, and says there is a distance of 500,000,000 light years between the Iskroot planet and Earth. The Milky Way Galaxy is only 100,000 light years across, so Ax would have to widen the map past our galaxy.
- So the Iskoort planet is really, really far away. So what?
[*]Why would it matter if the Yeerks would meet the Iskroot in 300 years? The Yeerks are either: A) dead, B) surrendered, became permanent nothlits, or C) becomes part of The One.
- Not true. There were Yeerks on planets other than Earth, such as the Hork-bajir and Taxxon world. That's many Yeerks still alive and not [i]nothlits[/i] or parts of The One. Evne if they [i]did[/i] surrender, there's nothing that states that they did actually become nothlits. So basically, this whole statement relies on a host of assumptions that cannot in any way be confirmed.
The events of this work aren't canon, so I'm not putting them on the list.
#28 The Experiment
[*]Ax doesn't understand kissing on p6. However in the Hork-Bajir Chronicles, Aldrea says Andalites kiss by rubbing palms (p189).
- So Aldrea knows something Ax doesn't...so what?
[*]Marco says Rachel always backs Cassie on p65, but they disagreed on the Ellimist's offer in #7, among other items.
- So something Marco said wasn't completely accurate. Again, that's a human being being human.
[*]On p69, Ax says he practiced morphing a kafit bird (continuity with TAC), except he experienced his first time flying in #5.
- There's a difference between morphing a bird and flying as one. He could have morphed it and not flown.
#29 The Sickness
[*]In #8, p82, Ax says Cassie's dad has glasses on. In #29, p84, when her dad catches Cassie, Cassie says that her father should get some specs.
- It's entirely possible that he lost them or stopped wearing them.
[*]Cassie takes some thick books about surgery to read during Chapter 17. Then she rushes off to check on Ax, goes to Tidwell's, rescues Aftran, and does Ax's brain surgery. She recalls what the books her mother lent her said in p135... when did she get time to read them?
- During one of the many stretches of time where we don't see things happen. There are lots of those.
[*]Cassie sees Visser Three on p119, and says he's in his Andalite 'morph'. Later, she thinks she could go into her human 'morph' on p130 (she could morph Rachel. Except she'd still have to demorph to Cassie, and Rachel's identity has to be protected as well).
MM3 - Elfangor's Secret
[*]The 'evil' Animorphs shouldn't exist. Visser Four changed many drastic events, and the world is very different (including America). The altered events should make a completely new population as people have children at different times.
- This is pure speculation. There is absolutely no way to know what exactly would and would not change if one alters the past as Visser Four did.
[*]On p13, Ax's middle name is spelt 'Esgarouth'. It's Esgarrouth.
#30 The Reunion
[*]Why did Marco skip school to go to the business district, when there are better places to go...
- Because he felt like it.
[*]Marco's morphing suit tears when he morphs into Mr. Grant in Chapter 4. However, Mr. Grant is a morph so Marco should be morphing into a naked Mr. Grant. Marco's morphing clothes would become bare skin, like any other animal.
- We know that it's possible to incorporate clothing into a morph (Tobias and Ax do it for their human morphs), so Marco wouldn't be morphing naked Mr. Grant.
[*]When Marco enters the school on p24, he 'booked' around the corner. It should be spelled looked.
[*]In #29, p41, Cassie says there's no modem hooked up to her dad's computer in the barn, so Erek uses himself as the device. In #30, p90, Ax uses e-mail to send to Visser One, but Erek isn't around to hook them up (and a modem would need a socket to plug into, which I doubt Cassie's barn has).
- It has lights; why wouldn't it have an electrical outlet?
#31 The Conspiracy
[*]Marco says not to use Jake's house phone to call Erek in Chapter 4, but Erek says his number is perfectly safe to call at the end of #10 (and considering Chee technology, it should be very safe). The Yeerks wouldn't be able to tap in.
- Number of possible explanations, the simplest being that they forgot because it was sort of a stressful situation.
[*]Chapman's wife changes from a Ms. (throughout #2) to a Mrs. in this book (p90).
- Semantics, or possibly just due to different narrators. Rachel is more familiar with her than Marco is.
[*]Tom could use his father's car to drive away from the cabin, as he could drive in the alternate reality of MM4. It would be a lot easier than killing him.
- He could have. One possible explanation for him not doing this is that his Yeerk, angry at being treated like a child, decided to do the Yeerk-like thing and kill Tom's dad.
#32 - The Separation
[*]Rachel has piercings in her ears for the earrings; yet morphing would remove the holes. Or does she pierce them every time she demorphs?
- Apparently, morphing does [i]not[/i] remove piercings; nor does it alter hair cuts. While the logic might be questionable, as this doesn't contradict anything said previously (like, if in an earlier book, Rachel had been complaining about her piercings closing up).
[*]Nice Rachel has a conversation with her father on p61. Rachel asks "Can you tell?" and Dan responds "Tell what?" Then Dan says, "Rachel, I'm asking if you're okay..." but since Rachel said nothing, and there was no pause between his dialogue, his line of "Tell what?" shouldn't have the 2nd quotation mark.
- Editing mistake, not KASU.
[*]On p82, Rachel refers to Erek's rampage in #10 to take 2-3 minutes. In #10, p163, Rachel says it took ten seconds.
- Neither is probably exactly accurate; one always remembers events differently than how they actually happened.
[*]Marco goes on a rant about the two Rachel’s on p86, and says 'hide way down' during it. Hide should end with 's'.
[*]How was Jake so certain that Visser Three was going to let the twins be tortured by the closing walls, and not outright killed or that the two Rachel’s would figure a way out of it (and learn to work together). What would happen if the walls crushed them?
- Then everyone would have told Jake that he was an idiot and been angry at him. He's not known for his planning skills.
[*]The last chapter really bothers me. Ax isn't sure if the procedure to combine the Rachel’s will succeed. But really, how does acquiring each other and then morphing themselves, while getting shocked by an android combine them again?
- Suspension of disbelief. Doesn't matter what you think. It's very clearly stated that it [i]does[/i] work.
[*]And what happened to the extra Rachel body? Did Erek incinerate her in the shock? Hurting other creatures is against the Chee's programming (the Pemalite crystal is in the ocean).
- This implies that there is an extra Rachel and that the two didn't merge together.
#33 - The Illusion
[*]Erek is spelt 'Eric' on p24.
[*]Ax's day at school is hallucinated on p112, except Marco's quote about a bully magnet was from Ax going to the theater.
- It's a hallucination.
[*]Elfangor is a War-Prince on p128, yet he was a Prince previously.
- Prince may be (and often is) short for War-Prince.
34 - The Prophecy
[*]On p43, the Arn asks Aldrea if she knows where the weapons are. Aldrea admits that she doesn't know but can find them again, and no one objects. Then in Chapter 17, Aldrea admits this again, Cassie accuses if this as though she never said it, and everyone's mad at Aldrea. Why didn't they complain back on Earth?
- They had a lot on their minds at the time. It's reasonable for them to not notice.
[*]Toby thought-speaks on p144.
[*]Why would Cassie keep her wings for so long? In #2, she correctly points out she wouldn't be able to fly with wings with a human body's mass. So why would she keep them when she's whale size?
- Not a KASU. Although it really toes the line with some established rules, it was intentional and deliberate on the part of the author.
[*]Cassie mixes morphs (she morphs a bird, then human, then whale, combining them) in Chapter 22. This is impossible; you must morph to your original body before beginning another morph (see #49, p5).
- Usually, yes. However, it is established that Cassie is capable of doing this. While it's irritating that the rules were bent for Cassie, it wasn't an accident and thus cannot be considered a KASU.
[*]The group is forced to make an opening in the tree to escape in Chapter 24. This will destroy the Yeerk Pool, which is considered the only way out. They could have instead turned the ship 180 degrees to make the hole.
- As always, the fact that they could have done something doesn't constitute a KASU; it just means that they did things differently than you would.
#35 The Proposal
[*]In this book, Marco says it's been two years since his mom 'drowned', which would make #35 the same year as #5 when it should have said four years. Read here for a more detailed explanation.
- I'm not sure what this one is trying to say. It needs more investigation.
[*]In Chapter 4, Ax is in human morph, yet he talks in thought-speak. Why would he when he loves making mouth sounds?
- Because he decided to actually accomplish something instead of playing around.
[*]Marco starts mixing morphs because of stress. However, every day, the Animorphs are stressed about getting caught by the Yeerks, then tortured, infested or killed. Jake's stressed because of Tom (#31 especially) and leadership stresses. Tobias gets stressed out from all his problems (suicide, shortage of food, thoughts of being human again all in #23, Taylor) Cassie gets stressed with her moral compromises (#43). Ax gets stressed out wondering about his folks, and staying on Earth. Did they mix up morphs? NO! Marco's dad getting married again is stressful, but everything else should be too.
- It is stressful. And, in fact, Marco himself complains that he has no right to feel so stressed about this, especially because the others are a lot more stressed about stuff and don't do it. But he still has the problem. It's sort of like asking "Why didn't Ax die even though all the other Andalites are dead?" or "Why was Elfangor the only Andalite who landed on Earth."
[*]In the Hork-Bajir Chronicles, the Council of Thirteen is said to not have known about the rebel Yeerks (p7) which would place them on the quarantined Yeerk home world. In Visser, the Council of Thirteen has mysteriously left the Andalite quarantine and is on a ship.
- We don't know whether or not the Council actually knows about the 'rebels' or if they were commanding them. The latter is much, much more likely given the nature of the Yeerks.
[*]On p3, an Andalite oddity is said to be the lack of a mouth. Why did Ax seem so amused by mouths before if they're said to be commonplace in the galaxy?
- Obviously because he doesn't normally have one. Not to mention that Ax has probably only seen his homeworld and Earth.
[*]In The Andalite Chronicles, the Ellimist tells Elfangor that Yeerk scouts have arrived at Earth. This is during the 1980s when Loren was pregnant with Tobias. However, Edriss was the first to come to Earth, amid Operation Desert Storm in the early 1990s.
- Most likely timing error on KAA's part, making this a KASU. However, a very simple IU explanation is that the Ellimist was not entirely honest with Elfangor and lied to him to get him to do what the Ellimist wanted him to do.
#36 The Mutation
[*]How do Hahn and Jara become friends? The only place they would do that freely is the Yeerk pool (where you're usually crying, screaming, begging).
- Well, there you go; they met at the pool. Hork-bajir, enslaved for generations, are probably over the crying, screaming, and begging stage.
[*]On p12, it is said to be the day after Hahn's death, after school. The first two chapters happened at 3 a.m. So Chapter 3 could be 24 hours + the school day (let's say it ends at 3 p.m.) making it 36 hours after Hahn died. Yet it is also stated in Chapter 3 that only hours have passed since he died. It seems as though less time has passed then has been told.
- It doesn't mean it's literally 24 hours afterwards. Take it from someone who routinely stays up until 3 a.m., you consider 'a day later' to start when you wake up, not 24 hours later.
[*]Jake and Marco are surprised about the Sea Blade coming from the grocery store on p21. Yet Marco saw the Yeerks do this trick in #24. Why aren't they prepared now?
- Marco has had a lot on his mind lately. Between his father's marriage and the events of Visser, he's allowed to be a tad forgetful.
[*]Jake sees the hologram before Marco, yet attributes Marco to yelling out hologram on p21.
- Jake, as we have seen in the past, tends to forget little details. While these sorts of things are probably small KASUs, Jake's history of this sort of thing provides a good enough IU justification for them for me.
[*]On p86, why didn't Queen Soco speak in English in the first place, if she knew it was so common?
- Maybe she doesn't capture a lot of English-speaking people, so she didn't think these ones would speak English. Or maybe she prefers using other languages, Merovingian style.
[*]How do the Nartec get a supertanker across two seas on p107? That would've taken lots of manpower, a long time, loss of resources, etc. Of course, they are pretty desperate.
- It's pretty well established that the Nartec can do that sort of thing if they put their minds to it.
[*]p118 contains the line "Feet and paws and pads pounding...". There shouldn't be the first 'and'.
- It's a stylistic element called polysyndeton and is perfectly acceptable.
[*]Ax says <On my commnad,> on p136.
[*]A thought-speak sign is in the wrong direction when Jake asks about the Visser (p140).
#37 - The Weakness
[*]Andalites have hyphens placed between first, middle and last names. In this book it's only between the middle and last (during Chapter 1).
[*]On p44, Tobias has a line of dialogue spread across two paragraphs. However, the thought-speak quote at the end of the first paragraph is still there, when it should be deleted in cases like this.
[*]Cassie says her niece loves Blue's Clues on p47. In #31, Jake says Cassie is an only child. It's hard to see how Cassie can get a niece between those books.
- It could be the son or daughter of a very close friend of the family. I have an "Uncle" to whom I have no relation. It isn't all that unusual.
[*]On p126, Sara is written as Sarah again.
#38 - The Arrival
[*]On p2, one Controller points out if they kill Mr. King, Visser Three will execute them for wasting a host body. This suggests that they already told the Visser about the situation, otherwise it would be ridiculous that they told him knowing they would be killed. The other Controller suggests that they incinerate the body and Visser Three will never find out. Incinerating the body wouldn't stop Visser Three inquiring into what happened, so it seems as though they didn't tell Visser Three yet.
- So the Yeerks aren't exactly thinking clearly. It happens. Peons were never known for being smart.
[*]Ax forgets Jake's prince title a few times.
- Could be typos, could just be Ax forgetting; he [i]is[/i] distracted in this book.
[*]Estrid calls the ship the Crusader on p66, yet when Mr. King checks the records in Chapter 21, the ship is named the Ralek River.
- Keep in mind that Estrid and Co. have been being deceived this entire time. They also think they're there to kill Visser THree.
[*]A dropshaft has a door in this book (first seen on p66) yet in #5 and #7, dropshafts had no doors (Marco and Rachel could see the occupants inside it as well as out).
-Those are Yeerk dropshafts, not Andalite dropshafts. Perhaps Andalites decided they wanted doors.
[*]Ax says that you should never have four eyes on one spot on p67, but in #7, p110 he looks at the tube with all four.
- People don't always take their own advice. In fact, many rarely do.
[*]On p73, Aloth says to Ax that he can kiss his tail goodbye. A) That's a human phrase. B) Ax is either unknown to the concept of kissing (see #28) or else it means to rub your palms against your tail blade.
- While true, Aloth is not the typical Andalite. Maybe he picked up the expression somewhere in his career.
#39 - The Hunted
[*]There is an extra space when Jake says <Cassie, move,> on p12.
[*]How did the buffalo get the morphing power? It's implied that someone with the morphing power has to touch the Escafil device along with the receiver (Elfangor and Ax hold it in #1 and #20), but Cassie sets the cube away from her.
- Books with Cassie as the main character tend to ignore little things like the rules for her benefit. As irritating as it is, we jus thave to accept it.
[*]Cassie's bones shift twice in Chapter 6.
- Is there some rule that says bones can only shift once?
[*]The ant does not seem to put Cassie in the acquiring trance in Chapter 17. She isn’t immune to the trance like the dolphin in #15, as she falls under it in #4, p146.
- While true (and I'm actually surprised that Cassie isn't normally immune to the trance), we're talking about an ant here. That might make a difference.
#40 - The Other
[*]In Chapter 3, Ax hooks up the VCR to burn every show on TV onto a CD... that's an incredible amount of data that'll be taken up.
- And you're saying that the guy who made a Z-space transponder primarily out of stuff at Radio Shack can't manage that?
[*]Ax and Marco couldn't see Mertil was missing half a tail on the tape? You don't need hawk eyes for that.
- Depends on the quality of the tape. Plus, we tend to see what we're expecting to see (see Gorilla basketball study)
[*]Why would Tobias say it isn't Arbat on the tape (p15)? Arbat's dead. They should wonder if it's Gonrod.
- They don't know Arbat's dead. That was implied, but they can't know for sure. After all, Elfangor survived a similar situation, and Arbat was hella smart.
[*]Marco says no one is watching his back when he demorphs on p19; Tobias is.
- So maybe Marco forgot. It happens.
[*]On p21, Alloran is mentioned as being only slightly smaller than the huge Gafinilan. In spite of that, Alloran is said to be 'not especially large' in TAC, p46.
- He's also younger then, and pretty beaten down. Compared to being the host of Visser Three, with access to the best stuff in the Yeerk Empire, there's still time for him to beef up. Maybe VIsser Three was a fan of exercise. Also, they might have just been talking about height and not build.
[*]Elfangor is referred to as "War-Prince" on p21, when he was only a prince as he died.
- The application of the term is disputed. Prince may just be short for War-Prince.
[*]Marco says he was absolutely still at his mom's funeral on p28, but he moved to look at Erek in #10.
- He didn't mean it literally.
[*]It's odd that while Gafinilan is expecting Visser Three in the forest, the Visser never shows up.
- Visser Three doesn't keep his word and you find that odd? Are we talking about the same Visser?
[*]The Nine-Sifter conflict the Andalites are tied up in is called "Rakkam Garoo" in #38, except in #40 it's "Garroo".
[*]Gafinilan refers to his fighter ship as a plane on p56.
- He's also been on Earth, living as a human, for some time.
[*]Ax refers to Gafinilan as "Commander" on p27. On p54, he's "War-Prince".
- Could be both.
[*]On p56: Ax begins speaking with a " and ends with a >. He's in Andalite form.
[*]In #6, Jake says to never morph a bee because of the ant episode but five members morph a bee in this book.
- That was a looong time ago. At the time, Jake didn't think there'd be any reason to morph bees. Also, termites is the same thing.
Megamorphs 4 - Back to Before
[*]There are some points in the series where the Animorphs mention they're writing the books (Jake says he's writing this all down in #1, and Rachel says she always wanted to pen "It was a dark and stormy night" in #2). No one can write MM4, because everyone forgets it except Cassie (who will only have a vague sense of it anyway).
- Suspension of disbelief. It is directly established in-universe that they are, in fact, writing the story.
[*]In #4, p126, there are twelve Taxxons to fight the gang; in MM4's repeat (p71) there are six to attack Ax.
- So what? It's an alternate timeline.
[*]How does Ax transmit thought-speak onto the television stations? Thought-speak has a range, and TVs wouldn't have a thought-speak receiver.
- For that matter, how does Elfangor transmit emotions and images to the Animorphs thought thought-speak in book 1? How does Nerefir overhear Ax and Elfangor's private thought-speak in the prologue of book 8? We see that thought-speak is not quite so limited as it appears. In any case, surely Andalites have some form of long-range communication. And while I don't remember exactly how Ax transmitted his thougt-speak over the TV, presumably it works the same way.
#42 - The Journey
[*]Rachel talks in third person when it should be first (p13).
- capnnerefir does that frequently. While it might be a bit of a typographical or semantic error, it does not qualify as a KASU.
[*]Why don't the Animorphs acquire and morph Helmacrons or Marco from the inside? It wouldn't be at the same shrunken ratio (i.e. the anteaters in #24). They can partially morph Marco until they're large enough, and can fight the Helmacrons, instead of hoping they'll die.
- Again, just because the Animorphs could have done something else is not a KASU.
[*]One of Rachel's lines on p81 has a quotation mark at one end, and a thought-speak sign at the other. She's not morphing.
#43 - The Test
[*]Taylor didn't tell Tobias what time to meet her at Borders.
- Does it strike you as odd that Taylor would expect them to wait there all day for her? Not me.
[*]In Chapter 10, Rachel buys a couple of T-shirts. Where does she hide that money on her leotard?
- Western union, ATM, bank, stashed somewhere earlier....there are many possibilities.
[*]How did Ax manage to modify Taylor's weapon, as said on p91?
- Science! Or, rather, Andalite h4xx0r skills. Or maybe he was just lying to her. I don't recall her actually firing that weapon, though I might remember incorrectly, in which case the answer is h4xx0r skillz.
#44 - The Unexpected
[*]The plane is heading from California to Sydney, Australia, yet Cassie jumps out into the Northern Territory. The plane should have already passed Sydney if it was flying over Piti Springs. The Yeerks did keep the plane engaged in flight and anesthetized the crew, so it's possible to have passed Sydney by. However, the Yeerks would have to change the direction and compass heading radically to reach the Northern Territory (and there doesn't seem to be any point in doing that). Of course, if the plane did continue on its flight plan, Cassie would land in the Pacific Ocean or Antarctica.
- It is possible that the Yeerks did something very fancy, like, I don't know, TURNING. Planes do that, you know. And since Cassie obviously [i]did[/i] end uyp in the Northern Territory, they obviously must have done that.
#45 - The Revelation
[*]Marco tells his dad he has about twenty morphs (p41). It's over forty.
So what? You've never understated anything? Ax does it all the time.
[*]Erek is misspelled Erik on p61.
[*]Jake says "Where?" in thought-speak on p79.
- I'm assuming the issue with this line is the quotes, in which case it was probably a typo.
[*]Marco acquires a Hork-Bajir on p85 before boarding the Bug Fighter. He already has one from #34.
- Yes, and now he has two. So do Tobias and Rachel.
#47 - The Resistance
[*]Tobias refers to the Trekkies as watching too much Star Wars on page 83. Tobias is a Trekkie himself, shown in #13, p158. He should know that the campers have acted in a similar way to greeting alien life on Star Trek, as well as making a mention to the Federation.
- Being enthusiastic about alien life and knowing the basic information about Star Trek does not make one a Trekkie. The proper objection here would be the assertion that Trekkies watch Star Wars.
[*]The Hork-Bajir don't seem to make a big move from their valley, all they did was move a little closer to the suburbs; this should make it easy for Visser One find them again. He knows exactly where they are, that they haven't all died, that the Animorphs visit there. And yet, Visser One never bothers to look for them again.
- We have no idea where the Hork-bajir were or where they went. There is just no real basis for this assertion.
[*]In Chapter 25, primitive Andalites use their tail blades to defend themselves, but on p107 of the Hork-Bajir Chronicles, Aldrea's mother said Andalites of that time hadn't developed their tail blades.
- Then very clearly, Aldrea's mother was clearly wrong.
[*]Erek says in #10 that the Pemalites had FTL when Andalites learned fire. But in EC, the Ellimist goes to the Andalites, then 100,000 years pass, and he creates the Pemalites. So the Andalites couldn't learn how to make fire in all that time?
- Two possibilities here. 1.) No, no they could not learn to make fire. Or A.) Erek was not being literal. I lean towards A.)
[*]In MM2, Ax said his planet wasn't different from prehistoric Earth, but in EC, the Ellimist goes to a primitive Andalite home world, spends 100,000 years, then goes to Earth with dinosaurs.
#48 - The Return
[*]Rachel said in #22, Chapter 29 that they never encountered David again. Yet he's here.
- While out of universe this probably counts as a KASU, since she probably hadn't decided to bring David back at that point, there is an in-universe justification. Recall that the Animorphs were writing these stories down. That early on, perhaps 1.) Rachel didn't know David was going to come back (he hadn't done it yet) or 2.)She was not yet comfortable enough with her readers to disclose the emotionally painful event that was his return.
[*]There's no space between 'Chapter' and '12'.
[*]Crayak thought-speaks on p108 and the Drode does so on p87. There are a few other instances of this happening.
- So the guys who can freeze time (among other things) can use thought-speak when they want to. You find this odd?
#49 - The Diversion
[*]On p67, a Wheel of Fortune contestant buys a vowel after a spin. My understanding is that you would buy a consonant after a spin, and a vowel before.
- Consonants are free. I believe you buy vowels after spinning.
#50 - The Ultimate
[*]Jake wants to quit being the leader, but he said he stopped fighting that notion in #36, p5.
- He did stp, for about 14 books, then bad things started happenning and he changed his regretted it again.
[*]On p29, Jake says Marco told him he had to be leader, but that was Tobias in #1, p59.
- It's reasonable to assume that, after three years, Jake's memory of that part of the night is a little vague.
[*]Ax uses quote marks when he says he understands (p46).
- Typo, I believe.
[*]Cassie picks up Tobias on p131, and says all he needs to do is demorph and remorph. Tobias is already a hawk, so the order should be reversed.
[*]Pedro never got the morphing power, even though Jake and James made a promise.
- Jake broke a lot of promises over the years, and James didn't have much power over it.
#51 - The Absolute
[*]On p40, Marco says he knew Jake since second grade; in #4, p16 they've been friends since diapers.
- It's reasonable to assume that in book 4, Jake or whoever was not being literal.
[*]The Animorphs knew about the governor in #6; by #51 they know nothing, not even the gender.
- Three years passed. It could easily be a new governor. And if the election happened while they were in the woods, it makes sense that they would know nothing about it.
[*]On p132 someone named Armstrong opens the door. But the only people there were Animorphs, the governor, Collins, MacDonald, and unidentified aides.
- Reasonable ato assume that one of those aides was Armstrong.
#52 - The Sacrifice
[*]In #50, p95, it's stated that there's 17 auxiliary Animorphs in total. This observation comes before the blind girl Elena is recruited, which would make the final count 18. But in #52, p10, Ax says there are 17 auxiliary members, when he should have said 18. I don't believe that one of the members died between those books to keep their member count drop back to 17; #53 supports this with the reactions to the death of Ray. Elena is supposedly an auxiliary, in #53, p108, one of the members was blind.
- Again, while this is probably technically a KASU, there are several reasonable in-universe explanations. 1.) Perhaps one of the Auxilaries [i]did[/i] die between books, though it does seem to be unlikely. 2.) Perhaps James was not being counted, sinc ehe was in a sort of in-between place between Animorph and Auxilary. 3.) Typo.
[*]The Animorphs have gone from junior high to high school, yet Chapman has stayed as assistant principal.
- I can't speak for everyone, but my junior-high and high school were in the same building. It is possible that they were in the same position. Or that Chapman had both jobs. Or that he changed jobs. Though I would like to note that I do not recall any instance of them actually stating they were in high school (if I'm wrong, correct me).
#53 - The Answer
[*]Ax said the other Animorphs don't use their real names in #52, p3. So what's the point of Jake telling us he's Jake Berenson, if Jake is a fake name?
-Actually, we're led to believe that Jake is, in fact, his real name, since he was honest about everything else. Perhaps Ax meant that they didn't tell their real names to other people.
[*]On p15, Jake notes how fog can form down in the valley. But they had left the Hork-Bajir valley back in #47, and had gone into the hills for hiding. So they have gone back to the place the Yeerks have already discovered, and yet they never attempt another raid. This stretches the plot hole from #47 even larger.
- Could just be a different valley. Or maybe they did, in fact, go back to the original valley. Would the Yeerks expect them to go back? Probably not. This is called hiding in plain sight. Who would expect them to be hiding somewhere that was already discovered?
[*]Jake feels guilty when flushing the Yeerk pool, but why didn't he in #34 when he destroyed the Hork-Bajir home world Yeerk pool?
- That was in the heat of battle, with Dracon beams everywhere and lives on the line. The situations were entirely different.
#54 - The Beginning
[*]Rachel sees Jake on the bridge as a Bengal tiger (p11)... it's supposed to be Siberian (in #1, p142).
- I think we can forgive Rachel for forgetting who is what species of tiger, all things considered.
[*]QUOTE: <Jake, stop her!> the Yeerk screamed with Tom's mouth. (Tom was in snake morph, so he couldn't yell, let alone with Tom's mouth). This occurs on p21.
- I'l lfile this under semantics. Poor choice of words, but that's hardly a KASU.
[*]Rachel can't write about her time on the Blade Ship as she dies there.
- Suspension of disbelief.
[*]Cassie says Jake never called her 'Cass' on p117. He did in #3, p27.
- So he did that one time, three years ago. Even I can forgive Cassie for this one. It's reasonable that she forgot.[/list]
Morgan wrote:Okay, I think I have one.
In book 52, chapter 11 (first page in the chapter), Marco's mom is talking about Visser One and refers to the Yeerk as a "she"
Well in book 53, chapter 2 (about the 4th page into the chapter), Jake is talking about Visser One and refers to the Yeerk as a "he"
I'm also using the page references through the ebooks.
Yeerks don't HAVE gender as we know it, so eather term is just as good as the other.
True education, true science, true religion is the search for truth.
Matthew 28:16-20, John 3:14-20
Also, as I said in my list, it's possible Marco's mother was referring to the former Visser One (Edriss) and Jake was talking about the current Visser One (Esplin). I can't say it with certainty since I don't exactly remember that part, but context is important for this one.
But think about it. Alloran shoud have aquired the Kafit bird because in the Andalite Chronices it says...
"But then, like a lot of arisths, I morphed a kafit bird..." You would think that Alloran would have at least aquirred it because he is a prince.
Visser 3 WOULD have the kafit bird morph due to his Andalite host, however just because that is a logical face does not take away from the mind games that Visser 3 could play on what he thought was a team ful of Andalites.
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