The Stranger

Season 1, Ep 12, Aired 11/24/98
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  • Episode Description
  • While Rachel is struggling to decide if she wants to move away with her father, Visser Three sets a cunning trap. He captures Ax and lures in the rest of the Animorphs. When it all looks hopeless, a mystical figure, the Ellimist, offers the Animorphs a dangerous choice.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Shawn Ashmore

    Jake Berenson

  • Christopher Ralph


  • Boris Cabrera


  • Nadia Nascimento


  • Brooke Nevin

    Rachel Berenson

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A Good Episode..With First Time seeing the Ellimist!!

    By X-624, Jun 24, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Rachel: We faced a hard choice today. Save the ones you love, or risk losing them to the Yeerks. We learned that leaving here doesn’t take care of your problems, because even if we leave with the people we love we’ll always miss the place we live in: our planet, our home.

    • Rachel's Dad: You’re one amazing kid. Rachel: Bent on saving the world. Rachel's Dad: Yeah, well, if anybody could do it, it would be you.

    • Rachel: We leave and it’s game over. The Yeerks win. Everything we saw, it will be because we made it happened, not the Yeerks. Us. We can’t sit back while they make the world like that. No. No way.

    • Jake: We can’t give up. Marco: Whoa, whoa! Where’s it say that, dude? We were almost out for the count till Obi-wan here shows up and gives us a freebie. I say we grab it.

    • Ellimist: I have an offer for you. We can save a few members of the human race. But we have a planet where we can relocate you, some members of your families, a few non-human Earth species. Tobias: You want to send us to some kind of alien zoo? Ellimist: Uh... sanctuary.

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    Notes (2)

    • The Ellimist first appears in this episode.

    • Narrated by Rachel, based on Book #7, The Stranger.

    Trivia (3)

    • When the Controller runs up to Rachel in lion form, there is clearly a visor on his flashlight/Dracon beam, so why did he choose to run away rather than fire?

    • It's not possible for Rachel to have the knife. The Ellimist changed things back to the way they were. That means the knife could not have been there.

    • Goof: Visser3's host body is adult andalite. Ax is teenager andalite. From the books we know that the Animorphs already know the differences, and that means that the andalite that was trapped was Visser3, costumed as Ax. Andalite can't morph to another form without returning to himself first, so how Visser3 morphed suddenly to Victor Trent?

    Allusions (1)

    • Star Wars Marco: We were almost out for the count till Obi-wan here shows up and gives us a freebie. Obi-Wan Kenobi is the famous Jedi Master from the Star Wars movies. After he dies, his Force ghost looks very similar to how the Ellimist looks.

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