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Animorphs Races: Orff by Monster-Man-08 Animorphs Races: Orff by Monster-Man-08
The Orffs are a strange race, and thus one of the most interesting. The eye's pupil 'orbits' the iris, which I don't know if is possible or not. The skin is clear, and the inner organs are seemingly visible -- though what is visible are mere distractions, false spots that draw attention away from the real or sensitive organs. They also talk quickly, like the Garatrons, except they don't use <thought speech.>

The Orff only had one appearance in the series, and that book took place in a false future where the Animorphs were discovered and the Yeerks took over the Earth.
They are *possibly* the entity/entities that made the false future, since Orffs are the only "new" thing introduced in the book (everything else being taken from Jake's memories).

Also shown are a pair of the neat biological/mechanical handcuffs one Orff 'cop' had.

BOOK: Animorphs #41 - The Familiar
Animorphs and all related characters belong to K.A. Applegate
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Xhodocto385 Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
neat transparent body, i love how the Orffs have a central iris and the orbiting pupil.
Novanplz Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Now what biological purpose would having transparent skin be?
BADASSassin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
To mislead an attacker. Someone could try to stab an Orff in the bright blue lung and have their knife/tail blade/whatever broken by a hard bone that only looks like a lung.
Novanplz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
Good logic. Though they might be just falso spots.
BADASSassin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
I think the book said something about it too. I still have a bunch of the books around, but not that one.
Novanplz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
That's what the Animorphs wiki is for.
BADASSassin Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
Yep, the wiki confirms it.
Novanplz Featured By Owner May 6, 2016
I see
BADASSassin Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
I wonder if any real creatures are like that. I looked it up and got nothing.
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Peanut9 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved that book! This is exactly how I pictured them! I love your animorph art Love *fanboys*

TheFlamingPickle Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
So very freeaaakyyyy...
And well done!
ramu999 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Very well done. However:

I think what K.A. meant by the iris orbiting the pupil wasn't that the pupil lay outside the iris (as that would be impossible by definition). I think she meant that the iris's aperture (the pupil) lay on the periphery of the iris whilst moving along the circumference.

Just a thought :)
Monster-Man-08 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
That makes a lot of sense, and I feel rather foolish for never even thinking of that.
Frenchie-Fries Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That was the exact way i thought it would look like... O_O
revereche Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your pupil orbiting your iris would be a bit like your mouth orbiting your lips, so . . . I can only assume it's yet another bizarre anatomical illusion on the Orff's part.
XENOROCKS Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
love it, it kind of looks like a pleakley O_o
TornadoWraith88 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
:D Exactly how I imagined them!
CatlaDesign Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, I would have screamd if I meet some one looking like that.
Agreed, mazing that Jake didnīt faint.
But he have seen a lot of strange things so maby not that shoching.
Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I remember these guys. They're pretty cool.

I like your drawing. I forgott how the pupil orbits the iris.
Tallest-Ariva Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's really neat. And somewhat creepy. O_o I'm surprised Jake didn't have a heart attack when he first saw one. Punch it the clearest spot you can find, dude!
docdaneeka Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
i like this. more detailed and realistic than the drawing i did but otherwise pretty much how i imagined them.
PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
Freakier than I pictured it.

Venber?! I was waiting for someone to draw one of them!!!
KetHalpak Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009   Writer
So creepy, yet so awesome. Well-done. You continue to be an inspiration to me. :3
dodoman1 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I assume they reproduce by budding, then? :D
metamorphstorm Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice job on the innards! That's a very robotic-looking brain! :P
Crystania Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
lol Intresting design.
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