Unnamed Yeerk (briefly)
Unnamed father (US Army Vietnam War veteran)
|Behind the scenes|
- "When all this is done, you'll go back to your planet. I go back to mine. And you'll erase all my memories of this." [...]
"No. I wouldn't."
"Because... because I don't think after all that's happened I could stand to be the only person alive who knew the truth. And I don't think I could stand having you forget me, Loren."
"I care about you, too, Elfangor. I care a lot."
- ―Loren and Elfangor
Loren is a human who played an integral role in the Andalite-Yeerk War. She is the mother of Tobias and the wife of Elfangor-Sirinial-Shamtul, as well as the sister-in-law of Aximili-Esgarrouth-Isthill.
As a young girl, Loren was abducted by the Skrit Na along with Chapman. She and Chapman were rescued by the Andalites. Although she was initially simply to be taken back to Earth and her memory erased, the discovery of the Time Matrix resulted in her return being delayed when the Andalite team assigned to return her and Chapman to Earth realized that they were the only ones able to recover the Time Matrix. This allowed her and Elfangor to develop a deeper, closer bond after Arbron was trapped in his Taxxon morph while Alloran-Semitur-Corrass was taken as a Yeerk host. When faced with a situation where the hard-to-control Time Matrix was the only means of escape, Elfangor, his faith shattered, chose to leave the war to live on Earth with Loren, feeling unable to return to his people and unable to bear the thought of erasing Loren's memory of her contact with him even if he could.
Once on Earth, Elfangor performed a Frolis Maneuver and took on the alias of Alan Fangor. Loren and Elfangor were soon married and conceived a son, Tobias. However, Elfangor was eventually returned to the Andalite-Yeerk War by the Ellimist. The Ellimist also erased Loren's memory of her life with him while leaving the newly-conceived Tobias still in existence.
The full details of her fate in the intervening time are unknown, but it is established that she suffered from amnesia at some point as the result of an accident that left her blind. Although she does not remember Tobias or Elfangor, when the Animorphs discover her they give her the ability to morph, Loren subsequently acquiring Tobias's hawk body and regaining her sight.
|Red-Tailed Hawk (Tobias)||The Diversion|
- Loren was the second human-Controller in history.
- Loren was blind for a time and her seeing-eye dog was named Champ.
- Loren was a member of a softball team, possessing clear enough aim to strike an Andalite in the face with a rock when he wasn't expecting an attack.