Horse-Boy, Pokey-Man, Phillip
|Hair color||Blue and tan|
|Born||3966 (Andalite Year)|
|Behind the scenes|
|First appearance||The Message|
|Last appearance||The Beginning|
|Cause||Absorption by The One|
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When the Yeerks attacked the Andalite fleet over Earth, Ax was left alone inside the ship's dome because he didn't have a high enough rank to fight. When Visser Three's Blade Ship snuck up on the Dome Ship, the Andalites released the dome in order to gain more maneuverability. Despite this, the Blade Ship beat the Andalites. Earth's gravitational pull caught the dome, and Aximili crashed into the Pacific Ocean.
Aximili is an Andalite, and as such he has the standard alien features: centaur-like form covered in blue-and-tan fur, a long muscular tail with a big, scythe-like blade on the end, and two stalk eyes on the top of his head, providing 360 vision. He is also stated to have seven fingers on each hand and no mouth, instead communicating via Thought-speak. His human morph has been described as "strange," as if all the Animorphs members were "put through a blender." This is understandable, however, since his human morph is a mix of every human member's DNA.
Aximili is extremely curious and interested in the Earth cultures. He is somewhat arrogant, which is a recurring Andalite trait. He highly values honor and duty- to the extent that, on some occasions, he sided with humans over Andalites because he considered that the Andalites were resorting to particularly drastic measures where the Animorphs had not committed such compromises-, and is at first very serious. However, as he spends more time in the company of the Animorphs, he slowly grows to have a sense of humor, which they find slightly disturbing. Despite his seriousness, he tends to suffer from a loss of control when in human morph as he demonstrates exceptional enthusiasm for his ability to explore his sense of taste, which he does not have in his natural state. He has a good relationship with all of the Animorphs, but mainly Tobias.
Relationships with the other Animorphs
- Tobias: Of all the Animorphs, Ax is closest to Tobias, who he considers to be his shorm, an Andalite term roughly translating to best friend. The word shorm literally means "tail blade," the expression being that a shorm is someone who you would trust to hold their tail blade to your throat. They bond due to both being outsiders, and this is strengthened by the revelation that Tobias is Ax's nephew.
*Rachel: Ax and Rachel rarely interact outside of a group setting. Ax worries about her bloodthirstiness and violent nature and voices his concerns later in the series.
*Jake: Ax deeply respects Jake, his "prince," and comes to consider him as a true friend. At times, Ax is torn between his loyalties to his human prince and his loyalties to his race.
*Cassie: Ax and Cassie rarely interact one-on-one, two notable exceptions being her inviting him to have dinner with her family (in his Jake morph) and consoling him after Estrid's departure. After Cassie allows Tom to take the Escafil Device, Ax compares her to Seerow and muses in his narrative that her compassion makes her possibly the most dangerous of them all.
*Marco: At first Marco dislikes and distrusts Ax, but as time goes on the two develop a close relationship. After Marco's cover is blown and he has to leave his regular life, he goes to live with Ax at his scoop, and the two bond over electronics and soap operas.
Ax in the Animorphs TV SeriesEdit
In the Animorphs TV Series, Ax is portrayed much the same as his book counterpart. However, his Human form appears much more often in the show than in the books. His human name in the series is Max.
After Ax's ship crash-landed on Earth, he sent out a telepathic plea for help, including images of the abandoned military base where he was hiding. (In the books, he was still in the dome of the GalaxyTree, which had crashed into the Pacific Ocean).
|Tiger Shark||The Message|
|Human ("Philip", male, used Frolis Maneuver to mix DNA from Cassie, Marco, Rachel, and Jake)|
|Mouse||The Andalite's Gift|
|Great Horned Owl|
|Wolf Spider||The Android|
|Spider Monkey (Unusable, Sario Rip morph)||The Forgotten|
|Jaguar (Unusable, Sario Rip morph)|
|Parrot (Unusable, Sario Rip morph)||The First Journey|
|Chameleon (Unusable, Sario Rip morph)|
|Dolphin||In the Time of Dinosaurs|
|Tyrannosaurus Rex (Unusable, Sario Rip morph)|
|African Elephant||The Solution|
|Baby Seal||The Extreme|
|Polar Bear (Nanook)|
|Giant Squid||The Exposed|
|Mountain Goat||The Reunion|
|Orca Whale (Swoosh)||The Mutation|
|Shark||Back to Before|
|Human (Male Fighter Pilot)||The Deception|
|Human (Navy Lieutenant)|
|Human (Visser Two's host Admiral Carrington)|
|Human (Male Soldier)|
|Mallard Duck||The Absolute|
- According to the Anibase, which can be downloaded here, Ax has a total 45 morphs in the series.
Books Narrated By AxEdit
- Megamorphs #1 The Andalite's Gift
- #8 The Alien
- #18 The Decision
- Megamorphs #2 In the Time of Dinosaurs
- #28 The Experiment
- Megamorphs #3 Elfangor's Secret
- #38 The Arrival
- Megamorphs #4 Back to Before
- #46 The Deception
- #52 The Sacrifice
- #54 The Beginning
- Ax is only three or four Andalite years old, but because the Andalite year is so long and Andalites grow at different rates than humans, Ax is developmentally analogous to the other Animorphs.
|Animorphs||Jake | Rachel | Tobias | Cassie | Marco | Ax|
|Auxiliary Animorphs||James | Collette | Timmy | Kelly | Craig | Erica | Julio | Liam | Tricia | Jessie | Judy | Ray | Pedro | Elena|
|New Animorphs||Jeanne Gerard | Menderash-Postill-Fastill | Santorelli|
|Other Animorphs||David | You|