okay I forgot something in my comment about MM4 and I need you all to know what it is
Okay so remember how I said that it was stupid and arrogant of Cassie not to tell Tobias that he'd become a "voluntary Controller" because he didn't really become a voluntary controller and I was pretty sure he'd be okay with what actually DID happen to him? I mean, maybe not okay, but at least not disappointed in himself anymore than he already was, enough to impact his performance in the war, etc.Here is the unabridged version if you are interested
I FORGOT A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF THIS ASSESSMENT.
LET'S REVISIT THE DEFINITION OF "VOLUNTARY CONTROLLER"
we've already established that Tobias was never actually a "voluntary controller"
and we sort of (not really but I'm doing it now) decided that a "voluntary controller" was someone who actually, lucidly gave themselves over to a Yeerk. COLLABORATED with a Yeerk. Allowed a Yeerk in their head to infest them and then did not resist when said Yeerk had entered said head.
did any of the Animorphs, at any given time, commit some action that could get them labeled as "voluntary controller?"
IN BOOK #19, WHEN CASSIE LETS AFTRAN INFEST HER IN BLIND TRUST, IT'S OKAY AND NOT BAD
BUT IN MM4, WHEN TOBIAS IS NOT EVEN A "VOLUNTARY CONTROLLER," OH NO DON'T TELL HIM BECAUSE DEAR GOD HE WOULD BE SO DISGUSTED WITH WHAT HE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN TO HIMSELF! HOW COULD ANYONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND EVER WANT TO BE A VOLUNTARY CONTROLLER! I AM SUCH A GOOD PERSON FOR NOT TELLING ANYONE VALUABLE INFORMATION ABOUT THEMSELVES!
hate this bitch