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Visser: Vanarx by Monster-Man-08 Visser: Vanarx by Monster-Man-08
Also known as the Yeerkbane, the Vanarx specializes in eating, well, Yeerks, by sucking them out of the host's head! The Vanarx, Yeerk, and Gedd (the poor blue monkeys) are three species of no more than a hundred species native to the Yeerk homeworld, and the only ones we get much info about.

Visser Three morphs into a Vanarx in the second book, as a warning to a certain underling. It seems implied that the Vanarx morph is used to dispose of failure Yeerks without destroying a valuable host.

Only the head of the Vanarx is described; I always imagined it as leech- or lamprey-like, although Wikipedia states it's raptor-like. No idea if they mean the bird-of-prey type or Dromeosaur-type, so I did a mix.

BOOK: Animorphs #2 - The Visitor
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Animorphs and all related characters belong to K.A. Applegate
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NixKat Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting
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Helixdude Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"I'm... frreee..."
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rchlisawesome Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Do the Yeerkbanes kill or severely injure the host when they suck out the Yeerk? I'm a little confused. :-?
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Monster-Man-08 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
It isn't clearly stated in the book, unfortunately.
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rchlisawesome Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
darn it.
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xXDarkDarlingXx Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably. After all, the yeerk IS in the creature's brain. Sucking it out would damage the brain.
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Ingiald Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
I'm kind of surprised this thing didn't come up more than once, since it's both an ideal punishment for Visser Three to use on underlings and a perfect weapon for the Animorphs (even though they could never get their hands on one).
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SpellboundFox Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn! That is intense!
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Scinlao Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Confusing, I agree
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TornadoWraith88 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
:D Likes it. :D
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TornadoWraith88 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
:D Likes it. :D
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TornadoWraith88 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
:D Likes it. :D
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xwx977 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
kind of what i imagined, wrapping it's whole body around, but not exactly the wings...
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charism Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I must have a bizarre sense of humour, but I giggled at the top image; It looks like the Gedd is getting a big, unwanted affectionate kiss XD Love your work, rock on :D
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gmac22 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
That's really cool! I imagined it really weird, just sort of a purple worm with an eye and a mouth, and it's shaped like an upside down teardrop. No matter what the discription says in the book, that's how i imagine it. i like yours way better, though!!
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praxcrown5 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, amazing work. I especially like the way you rendered the Yeerk being sucked out of the Gedd's head. %^_^%
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Gafrash Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Great stuff!!
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Nighzmarquls Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
technically the body plan of a raptor bird and a raptor dinosaur have roughly the same skeletal and muscle structure, especially when they stand. The only real difference is in the face, hands and wings.

But this is great stuff, your pumping up the nostalgia for me... I ended up selling my collection of animorph books in college so I could eat.
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Good Deal :D Even better than what I've ever drawn. I tend to think of it as a purple Jurassic Park raptor with the sucking moutn, but still has eyes......
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