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Loren
Biographical information
Species

Human

Host to

Unnamed Yeerk (briefly)

Gender

Female

Family

Unnamed father (US Army Vietnam War veteran)
Unnamed mother
Elfangor-Sirinial-Shamtul (husband)
Unnamed husband
Tobias (son)
Aximili-Esgarrouth-Isthill (brother-in-law)
Noorlin-Sirinial-Cooraf (father-in-law)
Forlay-Esgarrouth-Maheen (mother-in-law)

Behind the scenes
First appearance

The Encounter (indirectly mentioned)
The Andalite Chronicles

Last appearance

The Sacrifice

"I've heard there are species that can't handle anyone helping them. They'd rather die than ever be in debt to someone. But judging by Loren, not all humans were that way."
Elfangor[src]

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.

History

Andalite-Yeerk War

"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."
"Why not?"
"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[src]

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.

Life with Elfangor

"But the most important thing I did as a human was to marry Loren. We had come to care about each other on our adventure. And when she was ready by human standards, I married her."
Elfangor[src]

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.

After Elfangor

"I don't want him! He's nothing to me. Where does Loren get off dumping him here?"
―Loren's sister[src]

To be added

Reunited with Tobias

"Who is it?"
"It's Tobias. Your son."
"Tobias. I wondered if you'd ever find me."
"You remember me. You know who —"
"No. Not the way you think. I know I have a son. I know his name is Tobias. But that's all I know. They brought a little boy to me after the accident. A baby really. They told me he was mine. I didn't remember him. I wanted to. I tried to. But I didn't. I don't remember anything of my life before the accident. [...] I think I know why you're here. You think I abandoned you. And I guess in a way I did. But I couldn't raise a little boy alone. I was blind. Permanently. Facing years of physical therapy. You needed someone who could take care of you. Someone who at least remembered you. [...] I just thought — hoped — you were happy. With people who cared about you. Who at least knew who you were. You didn't need a crazy, blind woman in your life."
―Loren and Tobias[src]

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.

Allied with the Animorphs

"Loren, Tobias's mother, had received the ability to morph, but chose not to use it unless we expressly asked for her help in a battle situation. It was a wise decision."
Ax[src]

To be added

Personality

"Loren was rather delicate in size and stature. But she had successfully survived far too many ordeals ever to be called timid. In my opinion, my brother Elfangor had married a very brave woman."
Ax[src]

To be added

Loren's Morphs

Morph Book Acquired
Red-Tailed Hawk (Tobias) The Diversion

Trivia

  • 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.

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