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Animorphs Races: Taxxon by Monster-Man-08 Animorphs Races: Taxxon by Monster-Man-08
Taxxons! One of the main fighting forces of the Yeerk Empire, able to swim, burrow, track prey, and fly ships, although they're quite fragile and are constantly hungry.

Their constant hunger may have been an evolutionary advantage, allowing them to eat any food source at any moment they came across it on their barren world. It's largely a disadvantage, though, as they'll eat ANYTHING injured even slightly, even if the injured is itself!

Taxxons are apparently lead by a "living hive" (something like a huge heart, complete with veiny tubes that can be used for high-speed travel), which seems to be hinted at being 'built' on Earth in one of the various nightmare futures in the series.

BOOK: various - Animorphs #53 - The Answer and The Andalite Chronicles give perhaps the best look
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Animorphs and all related characters belong to K.A. Applegate
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Scarecrow113 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Poor, poor Arbron
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ChaosMiles07 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They have, I think, among the most merciful ending of any singular race in the series...
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kryptocow Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Did you do every monster?! There's so many! :D Good job dude, these are great. 
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hillerj Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Very nice! I always wondered what they'd look like. 
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Nice job!
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Simply-Dreams Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Gah and I thought the Yeerks had it bad. Not being able to really move. The Taxxons though, they no self control over what they eat, or how often. I felt bad for them in a way 'cause of that. Still a deadly force not just 'cause of their eating habits. Well done with the anatomy on this piece!
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alicealicenightfever Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of conchita XD
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cavylover139 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow.So freaking awesome.


I've never been able to decide what to do if I came across one. Try to feed it so it wouldn't eat me or run the heck away and hope for the best?
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Stalkerpro505 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
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joseppe619 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly Epic!
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SaphiqueX13 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Once I dreamed about these fellers eating me whole, it was not pleasant.
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StarSlug Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So gross and sad. The Taxxons are awesome, and this is a lovely picture. Very...scuttle-y.
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revereche Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, I always liked the Taxxons.
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DefectiveScissors Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC!!!!!
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DeadloveCalling Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
wow, nice to see a decent looking Taxxon ^-^ incredibly impressive!
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Lucubro-Insomnis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yoooooou super captured how disgusting and jellyish those poor Taxxons are supposed to look. I also think the eyes were supposed to be on stalks, but fudge it, this is bitchin. Blaugh.
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Ingiald Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
I like how you made its upper legs pretty much the same as its lower ones, instead of suddenly turning into lobster claws like in the official illustrations.
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Dalek1965 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
This guy made for a rather crummy Transformer...
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JuusanIsami Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
AMAAAZING!!!! You did a great job!
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Squkidude05 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
COOL TAXXON!!!!
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PirateHunter4ev Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student General Artist
that thing is disgusting but FREAKING AWESOME at the same time (Love!)
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ava-tobiax Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
As art, very well drawn, but I don't know, something about the eyes doesn't look right, I honestly think they're supposed to be on stalks, but the "red jelly eggs" are dead on, I like the rendidions of the legs and claws, the body seems a little more crunchy than squishy, but that's just me, great job
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Ilovevore1 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
*in the middle of the night a damaged spaceship lands on one of these giant carnivorious worms and the air turns sour as a lone figure bases open the cockpit*
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Psysaturn Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Oh man I loved this series. What is this nightmare future you speak of? Separate books from the main 50 or so books or a part of the main series?
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Monster-Man-08 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
It was in one of the main series books, I think the 7th or so book where they first meet the Ellimist.
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Klaus-Nick Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
"Taxxons could be killed with a can opener!" -Visser one/Eva.
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ellelea Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Oh wow... perfect rendition!
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CatchMeInADream Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Holy fuck, this is so much more terrifying than what I pictured in my head. Awesome!
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madsin92 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!! i think this fits the taxxons PERFECTLY
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Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Man, this is great. The taxxons are all kinds of freaky. Applegate knew how to design alien races. But I'll say that you're better at drawing these aliens than anybody else I've seen.
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gmac22 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Wow! this is really good! i saw some of your other ones too! they are amaaaaaazing!!!!!
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wolfpelt70 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
Cool, it is a really good drawing
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Shrirke Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
WHOA, the memories this brings back...EXCELLENT detail!
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hiphopfarendo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional
Thank god. What a good, solid design. This looks like a more believable taxxon than some of the official Animorphs art I've seen!
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JoeMerl Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Student Writer
Ooh, it looks delightfully creepy. Nice work!
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khiitan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
This is absolutely terrifying.

I LOVE IT <3
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iraepyou Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
I like your illustration better than the book illustrator's. The cover art version had a way smaller mouth, which made no sense, since in the 13th book it was said that a Taxxon swallowed a bobcat whole.
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IssamShahid Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
So awesome!
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metamorphstorm Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yikes! Cool!
I can hardly wait for the next one!
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