moonie_knifey wrote: Also, perhaps human willpower is generally stronger than Andalite willpower.
Andalites also seem to be more into the idea of honorable death. Humans, or at least these 5 particular human teenagers, seem way more inclined to fight to stay alive than to just throw up their hands and resign themselves to a heroic death. Maybe that's part of the explanation for why Alloran and Elfangor didn't morph. Though in Alloran's case, he was facing reinfestation, not death, so... hmmm. Maybe Alloran was like one of those hosts who hasn't been in control of their own body for so long they're out of practice and not fully functional (like Chapman in #2)? Yeah, that makes sense, b/c Alloran would have to be sedated whenever he wasn't infested to prevent him from morphing.
PKWonder wrote:On the same note, human logic often beats Andalite logic when it comes to some of the most obvious tactics, both in war and ethics.
Well, sure, from a human perspective.
PKWonder wrote:Which book out of the first eight (+ Megamorphs 1) do you guys like the most? In some aspects, this is my favorite so far, because I love the first big taste of alien perspective we will become accustomed to later in the series.
Tough question. I'd probably say #7. Though I really like MM1, #4, #6, and #8 as well.
What's your favorite alien-perspective story, PK?
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