Biographical information
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Blond
Born ~1985
Family Unnamed mother
Occupation Student
Affiliation Animorphs, Auxiliary Animorphs
Behind the scenes
First appearance The Ultimate
Last appearance The Beginning
Cause Death by Dracon beam during Yeerk battle

James was the the leader of the Auxiliary Animorphs.


Family and HistoryEdit

According to Collette, when James was four years-old, he was hit by a drunk driver. His mother brought him to the operating room, but never came back. James was paralyzed from the waist down after the accident and lived at the children's hospital since that time.[1]

Andalite-Yeerk WarEdit

After the their identities were exposed, the Animorphs were forced to evacuated their families and relocated to the free Hork-Bajir valley.[2] They then decided to recruit more kids onto the team so that the new kids could continue to resist the Yeerks if the original six were captured or killed. The Animorphs chose to recruit physically disabled kids because they believed that the Yeerks would be uninterested in infesting them and to expedite the recruiting process instead of waiting three days to guarantee non-Controllers.[3]

James was one of the initial recruits. The Animorphs were drawn to him because his strong personality. James was a paraplegic and confined to a wheelchair from a car accident. However, because he was not born with this disablity, the morphing process healed his paralysis.[3]

James suggested three others recruits for the first wave of new Animorphs: Collette, Kelly, and Timmy. All four acquired pigeon morphs and that night they snuck out to The Gardens to acquire various battle morphs. James chose to acquire a lion as his battle morph.[3]

As more kids were recruited to the "Auxiliary Animorphs", James appointed two lieutenants: Craig and Erica. James remained extremely protective of all the Auxiliary Animorphs.[3]

James and most, if not all, of the Auxiliary Animorphs died in the final battle against the Yeerks' Pool ship. They had sacrificed their lives to assist Sam Doubleday's ground force as the original Animorphs invaded the Pool ship. Jake heard Visser One gleefully order the Pool ship's gunners to kill any animals in the fight below, until the gunners report none are left.[4]


Battle Morph: Lion

Raptor Morph: Peregrine Falcon

Morph Book Acquired
Pigeon The Ultimate
Peregrine Falcon The Sacrifice
Red Tailed Hawk (Tobias)
Dragonfly The Answer


  • In an ominous turn of events, James chooses a lion as his battle morph just as David had when he was first recruited to the Animorphs.


  1. The Ultimate, p. 72
  2. The Diversion
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 The Ultimate
  4. The Answer
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