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Animorphs: Father by Monster-Man-08 Animorphs: Father by Monster-Man-08
Physically, Father is a sort of necromancing sponge spanning across an entire moon, keeping possibly every once-living thing on it's world preserved and under it's direct control. The sponge itself is non-sentient, but having innumerable brains connected the sponge has developed a collective persona: Father.

BOOK: The Ellimist Chronicles
Animorphs and all related characters belong to K.A. Applegate

Definitely my favorite alien in the series, if not fiction in general.
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Scarecrow113 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
It's like a Great Old One
Dragonjek Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
That section of the book was just titanically creepy.
Xhodocto385 Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
that is eldritch and terrifying, i like the almost moon-sized necromancer sponge and the way it controls once-living things like zombies, and the innumerable brains would mean it could have a lot of minds in one gigantic body.
Novanplz Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Dear RA this thing was freaky...
kryptocow Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
UGH. Father still gives me the creeps .__.
Haseo-Ani-Waya Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Big Animorphs fan myself, and although I've read the Ellimist chronicles myself, I don't remember what the multicolored thing there is. What was it? I don't remember "Father" ever directly harming its victims, but that thing looks like its rotting.

(Also, sorry for fav'n'running so much ^^;)
Monster-Man-08 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
There were a number of "fish" briefly described when the surviving Ketrans first arrived at Father's world, one of which was described something to the extent "having fluorescent feathers." This creature was one of those animals which eventually died and fell into Father's grip. Father didn't wreck the face himself (that was either what caused the creature's death or early stages of decomposition) but is instead preserving it.
Haseo-Ani-Waya Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah. Thank you for clarifying
revereche Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hell yes. Love your design of the victim there, too.
CatlaDesign Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Solaris-Ember Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa....That is exactly how I visualized father. Kinda want to read that book now.
TFallspark Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
is the purple thing also a part of the father?
Monster-Man-08 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
It's a separate creature, but it's under Father's control.
BassoeG Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd always assumed that the entire planetary biosphere was part of Father. It would be like a sentient unicellular alien looking at a human body and thinking each cell was an individual creature, only Father's "body" is skinless and turned inside out over the entire worldwide seabed of a flooded planet. Until space travelers arrived Father had no mind of its own or concept of life which wasn't part of it and automatic immune system responses attempted to "fix" the visitors by forcibly integrating them into Father's biology. Only when Father had assimilated enough victims did their brains form the basis of an original intelligence.

Also there's no way that at least one person on the development team of Soma hadn't read and been inspired by The Ellimist Chronicles. The last remnants of an otherwise-extinct sentient species are imprisoned beneath the ocean by an eldritch abomination which obsessively wants to preserve their lives at all costs but has a very faulty definition of "preservation" or for that matter "life" which creates uploaded consciousnesses and undead rendered immobile by damage to their bodies and umbilical tethers connecting them to external life-support systems. No way that's coincidence.
TFallspark Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
so thats why it looks like a creature whit a splitt face! its cuz it is!
Names-Allie Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
This series had some really interesting ideas. Too bad that this series fucking HAUNTS me at the same time...:c
I mean it really got me into reading, but now? With my OCD? Holycrap
Find all the books online and can read them again? OhshitdoIordon'tI?
Either way your drawings are great and shows me a bunch of aliens that I hadn't remembered/seen before. Awesome stuff
(This is BansheeBird from The Insidious BOG by the way)
BoogaBoogaBooga Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
How does it gain intelligence by absorbing dead minds? Does he absorb the memories and knowledge?
Monster-Man-08 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Yep, he connects to the dead brains and is able to access all the information the brain stored up. A bit like the Yeerks, actually, but Father can't innovate, he basically only repeats what he read.
twilightWildcard Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Epic alien whale there
MonstersandMayhem Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
With this thing, I think we have raised more questions than we've answered.
FenrirLobo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
This thing is one of the craziest things that Applegate ever came up with. And that's saying something.
Casundia Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
What's that thing caught in its web? Is it one of the previous creatures? I can't tell...
Monster-Man-08 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
It isn't anything I drew before, but it was one of the sea creatures described in "The Ellimist Chronicles" that Father had taken control of.
Casundia Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Ah. Okay.
Rasec-Wizzlbang Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
metamorphstorm Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
VERY cool. :D
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