Jake Berenson is the leader of Animorphs, acting with conviction and dedication. He was reluctant to lead the Animorphs initially, but quickly changed his mind when he found out that his older brother Tom has been infested by a Yeerk. He is Rachel's cousin. He has also been best friends with Marco since early childhood, and he is romantically involved with Cassie, though their relationship eventually becomes strained.
Powers and Stats
Name: Jake Berenson
Age: 13 - 16 (Series Time Span)
Classification: Human with morphing ability
Powers and Abilities: Can turn into any creature he has managed to acquire, Healing Factor. Depending on what morph he is in, he also has Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Enhanced Senses, Size Manipulation, or Flight. He can assume any of the forms listed here, though he favors a Siberian tiger for combat or a peregrine falcon for flight.
Attack Potency: Varies depending on what animal he turns into, Wall level as a Tiger (As strong as an actual tiger, who would generate this much energy by charging into things)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman in Rhino or Tiger morph.
Striking Strength: Varies from Below Average Class (in smaller morphs) to Wall Class (As a Siberian Tiger).
Durability: Wall level in his toughest morphs.
Stamina: Very high. He possesses superb pain resistance and has suffered dismemberment without much issue.
Range: Standard Melee Range, Extended in some morphs such as squid.
Standard Equipment: None; the morphing process limits him to tight clothing.
Intelligence: Above average, served as the de facto leader of the Animorphs and successfully kept them together for years.
Weaknesses: Jake is limited to the morphs he has managed to acquire, and must demorph before assuming another one. Staying in a single morph for two hours locks him permanently in it. While assuming the form of an animal, he also assumes its instincts, which can be dangerous or unhelpful (for example, being compelled to find carrion as a housefly) unless resisted.
- Acquiring: By making physical contact with a living creature while in his human form and concentrating, Jake can try to acquire them. This places the creature in a trance for several seconds while he absorbs their DNA, and for several seconds afterward. After successfully acquiring a creature, he may morph it at any time.