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  • Crayak is a fictional antagonist from the series The Animorphs. He is one of the only three main antagonists who is not a Yeerk.
  • Crayak is a fictional antagonist from the series The Animorphs. He is one of the only three main antagonists who is not a Yeerk. A godlike being, Crayak is described as a blood-red cybernetic eye sitting on a throne miles high. Crayak has a servant called the Drode, who accompanies him and carries out tasks at his command. It is speculated that if a Yeerk dies in a Controller's head, the Controller will see Crayak when the Yeerk is dying. This first and only recorded instance of this happened to Jake; the Yeerk in that process of the fugue to cause him to see Crayak was Temrash 114.
  • Crayak is a recurring villain in the Animorphs book series. He is a reality warping Eldritch Abomination who exists outside of the universe and strives to extinguish life. He is locked in a permanent conflict with the Ellimist, a benevolent creature of equal power, in which both indirectly influence the situation to further their goals. Crayak's fate at the end of the series is left unclear, but it is implied that the Howlers' destruction and the Yeerks' final defeat allowed the Ellimist to gain a definite advantage over him.
  • Tier: Unknown. At least Low 2-C, possibly far higher Name: Crayak Gender: Unknown Age: Unknown Classification: Unknown Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Reality Warping, Space-Time Manipulation, Omniscience, Omnipresence, several others Attack Potency: Unknown. At least Universe level+ (Is comparable to The Ellimist, and is strong enough to stalemate him), possibly far higher (Has been heavily implied to be a higher dimensional entity) Striking Strength: Unknown. At least Universal+, possibly far higher Stamina: Unknown Range: Universal Standard Equipment: Unknown
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Eyes
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  • The Return
  • The Ultimate
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  • Crayak
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  • The Attack
  • The Capture
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  • Crayak is a recurring villain in the Animorphs book series. He is a reality warping Eldritch Abomination who exists outside of the universe and strives to extinguish life. He is locked in a permanent conflict with the Ellimist, a benevolent creature of equal power, in which both indirectly influence the situation to further their goals. Crayak used to be an extradimensional, cyclops-like alien who was expelled from his world by a never described, all-powerful being. He ended up in the galaxy where the story takes place and grew in power, until he became the the closest thing to a Satanic Archetype in the Animorphs universe. He and the Ellimist are not really omnipotent, but they are so incredibly powerful that it makes little difference to a human perspective. Crayak wants to pit all races in the universe into a war until only the mightiest one remains, and then have said race worship him. It is also stated that he wants to get back at the all-powerful being who exiled him. In the past, he and the Ellimist fought an all out battle that destroyed a large part of the universe, before eventually before forced into their current game of power in order to avoid further devastation. Now they are both bound by the rules of the game and can only act through others. Whenever one of them acts directly, it allows the other to retaliate, so they both try to gain permanent advantage over the other through proxies. Crayak is never fully described, but he appeared as a gigantic and monstrous entity, far too horrible and alien for a human mind to comprehend, whose only distinct characteristic is a huge, cybernetic red eye. He communicates through thought-speak perceived as deafening screams. He has an enforcer called the Drode, to whom he granted immense cosmic powers. He is responsible of the Yeerks' invasion of the galaxy and is the one who created the fearsome alien race known as the Howlers: children-like being sharing a hive-mind, taught to extinguish the life on every planet they are sent as if it was a game. His presence is felt for the first time when Jake, the leader of the Animorphs, is briefly infested by a Yeerk: after managing to starve the Yeerk to death, the parasite's death throes briefly grant Jake a psychic glimpse of Crayak himself. From then on, he relives the experience in his nightmares, in which an ominous red eye keeps saying "soon". Doubly terrifying is the fact that the true nature of Jake's vision is not explained until much later in the series. Eventually, the Ellimist reveals Crayak's true nature and purpose, choosing the Animorphs as his champions against his foe's team of Howlers. After a sustained battle, the Animorphs eventually manage to defeat the Howlers and "reprogram" their race to make them understand the consequences of their actions. Since Crayak mercilessly destroys all Howlers who come to realize the horror of their game, it is heavily implied that he erased the entire species from existence. Crayak then appears several times before the protagonists, mainly to strike bargains with them - offering to grant their wishes or empower them enough to defeat the Yeerks should they pledge obedience to him. True to his nature as a Satanic Archetype, he makes use of ambiguous wording in order to force them into bargains they never intended to make, and rarely respects his part of the agreement anyway. He eventually takes an interest for Rachel, the most violent of the Animorphs: striking a bargain with the traitor David, he offers to free him from the rat form in which he was trapped, on the condition that he lead Rachel into his clutches. Crayak's fate at the end of the series is left unclear, but it is implied that the Howlers' destruction and the Yeerks' final defeat allowed the Ellimist to gain a definite advantage over him.
  • Crayak is a fictional antagonist from the series The Animorphs. He is one of the only three main antagonists who is not a Yeerk. A godlike being, Crayak is described as a blood-red cybernetic eye sitting on a throne miles high. Crayak has a servant called the Drode, who accompanies him and carries out tasks at his command. It is speculated that if a Yeerk dies in a Controller's head, the Controller will see Crayak when the Yeerk is dying. This first and only recorded instance of this happened to Jake; the Yeerk in that process of the fugue to cause him to see Crayak was Temrash 114. Little is known about Crayak before he arrived in our galaxy. It was stated in The Attack that he was driven from his own galaxy by a power greater than he or the Ellimist. It is speculated that Crayak has since become more powerful than that being, but his game with the Ellimist keeps him in this galaxy. However, this greater power is never identified in the Ellimist Chronicles and the Ellimist himself states in The Attack that Crayak's ultimate goal is to 'spread his power throughout all galaxies and destroy the one power greater than himself'. It can be safely assumed, then, that this greater power is on a level beyond both Crayak and the Ellimist in the present day. Crayak's original biology is briefly glimpsed by the Ellimist when they first meet - he is described as 'evolved for the surface, or perhaps even for a subterranean life'. Crayak is identified as having massive, muscled limbs, as well as the single, dominating red eye that comes to be his trademark. When it arrived in the Milky Way, it began to play a series of games with the being known as the Ellimist. These games were impossible to "win", as any action taken by the Ellimist resulted in massive death of innocent creatures. Eventually, the Ellimst and Crayak fought a war against each other. But after witnessing the destruction of said war, they agreed never to fight openly again. Instead, they began a series of games to influence events in the world around them. Treating the people of the galaxy as pawns in a massive game of chess, they chose players (such as the Animorphs and the Yeerks) and gave them the abilities to win little rounds if they could perform correctly. The exact nature of the Game is uncertain, as are the aims of the parties involved. What is clear, however, is that both parties are absolutely ruthless in their pursuit of victory and are willing to show complete disregard for the lower forms of live in order to attain their desires. Crayak was described in The Attack as being a 'strange sort of perfectionist'. In stark contrast to the Ellimist's altruistic aims, Crayak's philosophy is survival of the fittest. He seeks to pit the races of the universe against each other, with the strong killing the weak, until there is a single perfect race in the universe, which he would then rule. His malevolence is further heightened by the Ellimist - he 'seeks a universe of conflict, pain and terror' and is said to crave the fear of everything that is not himself. Crayak is one of the only three villains in the series with no given backstory (the others being his servant, the Drode, and The One) , leading to much speculation and misconception. Many describe him as being "pure evil" despite the fact that one of the overarching messages of the Animorphs series is that there is no such thing as pure evil.
  • Tier: Unknown. At least Low 2-C, possibly far higher Name: Crayak Gender: Unknown Age: Unknown Classification: Unknown Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Reality Warping, Space-Time Manipulation, Omniscience, Omnipresence, several others Attack Potency: Unknown. At least Universe level+ (Is comparable to The Ellimist, and is strong enough to stalemate him), possibly far higher (Has been heavily implied to be a higher dimensional entity) Striking Strength: Unknown. At least Universal+, possibly far higher Durability: Unknown, At least Universe level+ (Is bound to the fabric of space/time, so destroying it is necessary to kill him for good, has survived attacks from the Ellimist), possibly far higher Stamina: Unknown Range: Universal Standard Equipment: Unknown Intelligence: Omniscient Weaknesses: He is forced to challenge the Ellimist through intermediaries, as direct combat is far too destructive.
  • Crayak is a fictional antagonist from the series The Animorphs. He is one of the only three main antagonists who is not a Yeerk.