Animorphs tv show the message frolis maneuver

Ax performs the Frolis Maneuver in episode 6, The Message, of the Animorphs TV series.

"I performed a Frolis Maneuver: the mixing of different DNA to form a single morph. I found ways to come in contact with humans and absorb bits of several DNA patterns. And when I had enough, I morphed a human for the first time."

The Frolis Maneuver is a feat of morphing in which a morpher combines the DNA of two or more creatures that he/she has acquired from a species into one DNA stream to make a new creature. Two such users of the Frolis Maneuver are Elfangor-Sirinial-Shamtul and Aximili-Esgarrouth-Isthill, who combined DNA from multiple humans to create a fully original human morph that would allow them to interact with human society without running the risk that they would encounter someone who knew their 'template'.


  • It has never been specified if Visser Three used a Frolis Maneuver when he used human morphs or if he simply acquired a particular human and then killed them.
    • In the TV series, Visser Three's human identity was specifically named as billionaire 'Victor Trent', but it was never specified if he created the identity from other sources or stole it after killing the original Victor Trent.
  • It would appear that the Frolis Maneuver fully integrates the acquired DNA into the new amalgamated morph without retaining the original sample, as Ax had to acquire Jake's DNA for a second time in The Capture when circumstances required him to impersonate Jake despite the fact that he had already acquired Jake's DNA when creating his human morph.