Tobias morphing into his pseudo battle morph and true form, the red-tailed hawk

"Back when all this started, Tobias was barely an acquaintance of Jake and Marco, although I kind of knew him. He was a sweet, poetic kind of guy. The kind bullies love to pick on. He used to have messy, out-of-control hair and dreamy eyes that always seemed to be looking at something no one else could see. Used to... Now he has fierce, angry eyes that look through you like laser beams. Now he has brownish feathers, and a white chest, and a reddish tail, and cruel-looking talons, and a wickedly curved beak. Tobias was trapped in a morph. Now, he's a red-tailed hawk. A predator who lives on mice and rabbits and sometimes other birds."

The Red-Tailed Hawk is a bird-of-prey that became Tobias' favorite morph, and the form he trapped himself in. Tobias also uses this form in combat. Tobias' mother, Loren, and the Auxiliary Animorphs acquire Tobias and use this morph as well.


"Tobias, how on Earth did you do a hawk morph?"
"There's an injured hawk right there in Cassie's barn. There's this cool osprey, too, but I decided on the hawk."
Jake and Tobias[src]
Tobias acquired this from Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic in The Invasion. In The Diversion, Loren acquires Tobias in hawk form and they embark on a desperate escape which leads to another battle that they barely escape.  During The Ultimate, some of the Auxiliary Animorphs acquire Tobias in order to use his hawk form as their Raptor Morph. In The Next Passage, You get a Red Tailed Hawk morph.


Tobias becomes a nothlit in this morph. Because of Tobias's dual existence as both a hawk and a human, his friends sometimes call him "bird-boy". Tobias' narrations contain many thoughts on his internal conflict between his human and hawk sides. A common issue that arises is his need to hunt and kill to survive. The ruthless nature of the hawk contrasts with the more caring nature of human Tobias. Tobias sometimes wonders if he is losing his humanity because of this.

For Loren, the morphing ability restores her vision, but not her memories. It also helps fix her brian damage. Tobias is the Flight Morph for some of the Auxiliary Animorphs. In The Absolute, one of the Controllers is mentioned to be in this morph.


Known Morphers