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Visser: Lebtin Javelin Fish by Monster-Man-08 Visser: Lebtin Javelin Fish by Monster-Man-08
<Ah, splitting up, eh? Well, that will only affect the order in which I kill each of you. What have I heard the human children say? Ah yes, eeny, meeny, miney, moo.>

Definitely one of my favorite quotes of the series!

Something of a cross between a pufferfish, a stingray, and a crossbow, the Lebtin Javelin Fish is apparently safe enough of a creature to be put in alien zoos and aquariums, which consider things like underwater tunnels crazy.

Visser Three morphs this aquatic beast in book #12, where he is defeated fairly quickly, being *popped* by one of the 'Andalite bandits' in crocodile morph.

BOOK: Animorphs #12 - The Reaction
Animorphs and all related characters belong to K.A. Applegate
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Xhodocto385 Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
awesome fish alien, those organic javelins must hurt like hell once they launch these at victims like poison darts.
snifywisper Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014   Artist
all hail the flying spaghetti monster. 
tibetador Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
I love what you've done with these alien species. @__@
nightstick Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I remember that one somehow. Those books rocked.
joseppe619 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing !
Bahmo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
That quote always stuck out for me, too. I don't really remember if the Visser had such a psychotic sense of humor throughout the series, but he definitely was a large ham.
Jax-Vahr Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang, that's *exactly* how I pictured it! That's just awesome!!
Ingiald Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
See, this thing bothered me more than the organic wheels did. How does it load its spines to fire them? Why would it evolve such a mechanism? How does it regenerate spines fast enough for this to be an effective defense?

Yes I know I am nit-picking the biology of a creature from a YA sci-fi book. Please don't remind me.
SonicbolttheLatios Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
I can't say for sure but I some idea to answer those questions. 1. Its two tentacles might be used to grab the spines and manipulate them into its mouth. 2. Likely for hunting and/or defense, same reason any Earth-based creature evolves weapons. 3. It might actually take time to regenerate (or it might even try to reclaim and reuse them), but it does seem to have a lot of spares.

I hope this helped (though I realize it's been a while since you've actually had these questions but I figured someone should finally answer them)
kryptocow Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I don't know why, but I always remember Ax's unintentionally funny line that's something like "I have changed my mind, I do not want to see a Lebtin Javelin Fish." :XD:
konekoangel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hee >w< Not often you see an Animorphs fanart! Amazing job.
xwx977 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
ah, Ye Ole Spear-Fish.
yep, still keeping up amazing morph pictures.
iraepyou Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
I just finished reading that book. I couldn't ever pictured this creature. Very good depiction!
Tallest-Ariva Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really awesome drawing of the javelin fish. :)
Nighzmarquls Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I truly LOVE this series your doing!
PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Nice :D

:wow: Visser 3 actually said that?
Tallest-Ariva Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep. XD
And Rachel felt like saying, " It's moe, you jerk."
CrohnieOwnie Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! I think these are great! Now to visualize them more as we re-re-re-re-read the books over and over!
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