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Invader Zim

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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_3'); })Invader Zim was an Animated Series by Jhonen Vasquez, which premiered in 2001 on Nickelodeon. It is the 14th show in the Nicktoons brand, and is the franchise's dark horse.Set 20 Minutes into the Future, this dark, Cyberpunkish show starred Zim, an Irken Invader. He's sent by the Almighty Tallest to take over Earth (see: shipped off here because he screwed up on his last invasion attempt). They just want to get rid of him, but Zim doesn't know this, nor is he likely ever to find out. In fact, the Irkens aren't even sure there's a planet here; they just want Zim gone that badly, given that he destroys all that he touches. He is ineptly aided in this "mission" by a defective robot assistant named GIR, poorly disguised as a dog.This "alien invasion" attracts elementary school student Dib, a self-styled paranormal investigator just itching to expose something strange and weird. And Zim seems just the alien to expose...Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_2'); })Early episodes followed a basic format — Zim would attempt to get rid of Dib and conquer the world, while Dib would attempt to expose Zim, only for both to discover that Failure Is the Only Option. Later episodes sometimes used a Snapback to do all sorts of bizarre things unrelated to the plot, and developed into a Story Arc over time as well. Ultimately, the efforts of Vasquez and head writer Frank Conniff (of Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame) developed into an idiosyncratic, hammy, and satirical style.The dark humor and interesting storylines attracted loads of people outside the targeted age range. Part of the reason for this is the show's distinctive art and writing style. The show's look is a variation of Jhonen Vasquez's previous work, Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, simplified for animation but very elaborate regardless: colorist Rikki Simons jokes that they went into "fourth-ary" colors (most cartoons try to stick to primaries), leading to a hefty price tag of $500,000 per episode. (This was actually the standard Nicktoon budget, but none of the others struggled with it the way Zim did.)Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_1'); })Unfortunately, the show was gone quickly. While quite popular, especially outside of Nickelodeon's typical demographic, its ratings did not have far to slip before Nickelodeon deemed the show's hefty price tag not worth further expenditure. This alone would have provoked mass outcry, but Nickelodeon also declined to sell the show's copyright (and there were other networks interested in purchasing it), to the dismay of the creators and fans alike. The Internet Backdraft was considerable, but sadly, largely unsuccessful, with one exception — Media Blasters getting the rights to sell DVDs of the show, including several previously unreleased episodes. The Media Blasters DVDs have since gone out of print, and Amazon.com has released their own Vanilla Edition collections of the show in an attempt to fill the void. Nickelodeon has also released a "best of" disc, Operation Doom. All of which were only released in North America.Not all was lost, though. For it was the sudden and unexpected unemployment caused by the show's cancellation that convinced the show's art director, Bryan Konietzko, to develop his own series with an old college friend. And from the ashes of Invader Zim emerged Nickelodeon's critically-acclaimed action series, Avatar: The Last Airbender.After over a decade since the show aired its last unaired episode, independent comic book publishing company Oni Press announced an Invader Zim comic book revival in February 2015, in collaboration with Nickelodeon and Jhonen Vasquez. The 1st issue was released on July 8, 2015 written by Jhonen himself. Following issue 2, it has been written by Eric Trueheart, drawn by Aaron Alexovich, and colored by Rikki Simons, all veterans of the television series, and been released on a fairly consistent monthly schedule. And in April 2017, Nickelodeon confirmed that the series will return to animation as a 66-minute TV movie, Enter the Florpus, with the voice cast reprising their roles.
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Aliens Speaking English: Although the Irken language had its own alphabet. Some fans have interpreted the grunts and snarls heard briefly in "Mysterious Mysteries" as Zim speaking native Irken without the English filter for the viewers. (Which may be why he makes similar noises in his every-day speech.)
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A Form You Are Comfortable With
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A Form You Are Comfortable With: Spoofed; not only was the original form not that uncomfortable, but they turned into shoes. Dib lampshades this, and gets smacked for it.
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I Taste Delicious
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I Taste Delicious: Dib, in "Bolognius Maximus".
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Bizarre Alien Biology
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Bizarre Alien Biology: Naturally. ZIM has green skin, antennae, enormous bug-like eyes, and on the inside, a mass of unidentifiable organs which he referred to as his "squeedlyspooch". He apparently breathes through his eyes, too.
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Applied Phlebotinum
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Applied Phlebotinum
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The Millstone
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The Millstone: GIR is usually far more hindrance than help with ZIM's mission. The fact that ZIM himself is one for the Irken Empire is the whole reason he was ever banished.
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Mutagenic Goo
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Mutagenic Goo: In Issue #7, the crashed Voot Cruiser's spilled fuel acts as this, causing rapid evolution in anything that falls in it.
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Creator Cameo
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Creator Cameo: Various writers and animators were drawn into recurring background characters (including Frank Conniff, a.k.a. TV's Frank). Series creator Jhonen Vasquez provided the voices of both ZIM's computer and Minimoose. Vasquez eventually asked that they stop doing this after he realized that it might be distracting.
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Abnormal Ammo
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Abnormal Ammo: In Issue 26, it's revealed that GIR has a "muffin shooter", which is a gun that he uses to shoot muffins into his mouth. Dib shoots some into Zim's eyes instead.
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Regional Bonus
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Regional Bonus: In "Game Slave 2", Iggins mentions that he already had the Japanese version but wanted the American version as it had a new level.
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Space Trucker
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Space Trucker: The Planet Jackers are quite reminiscent of long-haul truckers.
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Arbitrary Skepticism
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Arbitrary Skepticism: Dib in "Lice". But hey, at least he admits he was wrong and apologizes. In Issue 15, he refuses to believe that Ms Bitters is anything other than a creepy old woman, despite it being quite clear that she's not human. In Issue 29, he also has a hard time accepting the idea of secret societies using magic powered by Poop Cola, despite repeatedly seeing it used, and it not being remotely the weirdest thing in this series. This then gets turned around on him in the following issue, when the Poop wizards refuse to believe his claim that aliens exist, and Zim laughs at Dib's explanation about everything involving the Poop magic. Again, this is despite all the involved parties being involved in far weirder things. When Dib informs them about Zim in Issue 30 they call him crazy for believing in aliens.
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Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: ZIM's Robot Parents. Unusually for this trope, it's his own fault they're like that.
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Darker and Edgier
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Darker and Edgier: Compare the unaired pilot to the first episode of the series (or just the series in general). The unaired pilot was goofy, lighter, and had more of a basis of exaggerated fun. Meanwhile, the series was much closer to Vasquez's previous work, with a darker sense of humor.
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Evil vs. Evil
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Evil vs. Evil: ZIM vs Tak. Actually, Zim Vs. any character who treatens his mission (except for those with good intentions.)
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Character Overlap
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Character Overlap: In the Johnny the Homicidal Maniac spinoff, titular character Squee is in Ms. Bitters's class (although she is never given a name here), and nearly gets abducted by the two idiotic aliens from the ZIM episode "Abducted" a total of three times. The aliens first appeared in the original JTHM comics.
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Little Miss Badass: Gaz is a hardcore preteen girl that you don't want to mess with.
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Your Head Asplode: GIR does that sometimes.
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Brainwashed and Crazy
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Brainwashed and Crazy: Issue #22 of the comic sees GIR infected with a virus that makes him try to kill Zim.
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All There in the Manual
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All There in the Manual: A lot of minor aspects of the setting and background for ZIM and the Irken race as a whole are only known thanks to Word of God from Jhonen Vasquez. Much of this backstory and extra info was going to be shown later on in the series but y'know...
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Unreliable Narrator
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Unreliable Narrator: Throughout Issue 17, Zim and Dib keep telling stories that present themselves as awesome, and paint the other in a negative light. In Dib's case, this involves making him a badass who everyone loves, and for Zim, it's making him an All-Loving Hero. In Issue 39, Zim's delusional, self-serving memories portray him as having peacefully met the alien probe only for Dib (who is shown as a drooling moron) to destroy it by accident. This is in contrast to Dib's memories, which are more in line with the pair's standard characterizations (Dib tries to greet the robot as a self-appointed ambassador of humanity, only for Zim to destroy it when it annoys him).
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Artistic License – Biology
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Artistic License – Biology: In-universe, Played for Laughs and lampshaded. Dib's organ structure is laughably unrealistic: "Arm control nerve? In my... belly?"
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Gone Horribly Right
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Gone Horribly Right: In Issue 38, a sequence of events leads to GIR impersonating Dib so well that everyone becomes convinced that he's the real Dib and chase the real Dib out of town. Zim decides to take advantage of this, and tells GIR to keep up the impersonation. However, at prompting from Gaz, this leads to GIR trying to expose Zim as an alien, and doing a better job of it than the real Dib, leading to the ruining of Zim's latest plan.
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Rant-Inducing Slight: Gaz to Dib after he unplugged her game.
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Scare Chord
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Scare Chord: Unsurprisingly "Dark Harvest" gives us the music that plays when Dib goes looking for Torque after losing sight of him. The credits music and the theme music (especially that growling/screaming noise at the end when the title "Invader Zim" comes up) In "Bad, Bad Rubber Piggy", you can hear what sounds like a ticking clock in the background starting after Dib is hurt for the second time and lasting up until he flatlines.
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Reality Ensues: "FBI Warning Of Doom" has the villain of the week try to kill ZIM with zombies. Except that the zombies just sort of wander about uselessly and run into things. As it turns out, a mindless corpse that just sort of shambles towards people trying to bite them isn't exactly a huge threat. When Zim discovered that he was allergic to cats, Dib was able to solve the problem by getting himself some allergy meds, rendering himself immune to Zim's attacks.
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Heterosexual Life-Partners
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Heterosexual Life-Partners: The Tallest are this when they're not being Vitriolic Best Buds. Though likely unintended, ZIM and GIR can come off as this sometimes, too.
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Framing Device
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Framing Device: Several issues of the comic series have characters ending up in situations where they tell/view various stories: Issue #15 has the students in Dib and Zim's class trading theories on Miss Bitters' origins. Issue #17 has Zim and Dib telling highly unlikely stories about themselves to an alien jailer in order to get it to release them. Issue #40 has Recap Kid getting sucked out of the universe and viewing various alternate realities while trying to find their way back to the main comic universe.
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Humanoid Aliens
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Humanoid Aliens: Almost all of them. The Meekrob, the Slaughtering Rat People, Shloonktapooxys of the Resisty — and possibly the Plookesians — are some of the only exceptions. A lot of the background aliens look different, though a loose humanoid form does seem to be standard for "important" races.
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Breaking the Fourth Wall
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Breaking the Fourth Wall: In Issue #23, Dib's one panel appearance involves the Robo-Parents telling him that he's "not in this one", to his confusion. In Issue #31, after being confronted by the mutant super bear, Dib turns to the audience and laments that he only has one panel to appreciate it.
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Stealth Pun
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Stealth Pun: After GIR gets a ride home from a pig in "Germs," we hear the sound of a motorcycle engine. As in, hog... you know, Harley-Davidson...
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Artificial Human
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Artificial Human: In the DVD writer's interview Eric Trueheart said that had the show gone on for several years, Dib would have discovered (while on a quest to discover why his life was so horrible) he was one, created by Membrane.
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Plug 'n' Play Technology
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Plug 'n' Play Technology: Apparently, the Irkens use the same operating system that Dib uses. Lampshaded, and considering the way the line is delivered, it's likely a Take That! at Independence Day.
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Ominous Latin Chanting
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Ominous Latin Chanting: Meats of Evil, "Bolognius Maximus".
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Adaptive Ability
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Adaptive Ability: The monster lady bugs created by Zim in Issue 7 are not only able to recover from being obliterated by Zim’s blaster, they became immune to it.
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All Crimes Are Equal: Seargent Slab Rankle, Mall Security.
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Energy Beings
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Energy Beings: The Meekrob.
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Crapsack World
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Crapsack Universe: It is a show made by Jhonen Vasquez, after all.
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All There in the Script
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Probably the best example of this is the way it's possible to trace the fate of planet Vort — it's singled out for conquest in "The Nightmare Begins," seen briefly in "Walk for Your Lives" as the Tallest check up on the Invaders, is in the very next episode ("MegaDoomer") mentioned to have been conquered, in "Backseat Drivers" we learn it was turned into a prison, and in "Frycook" we hear about the faulty security systems that were initially put into place, presumably explaining how the Resisty's Vortian captain (Lard Nar) is out and about.
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Black Comedy
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Black Comedy: Only Jhonen Vasquez could make the hostile alien takeover of our world so twistedly funny.
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Chekhov's Gun
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Chekhov's Gun: Issue 29 has a gag about GIR buying out all the city's supplies of Darkpoop Cola. In Issue 30, Dib goes to retrieve one of these to help defeat Poopthulhu and ends up giving it to Gaz instead when Poopthulhu is defeated without him.
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Wave of Babies
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Wave of Babies: In "Plague of Babies".
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For Science!
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For Science!: Why would Membrane build Gaz a machine capable of allowing her to enter alternate realities so that she could kidnap her brother and trap him in a nightmare of virtual horrors? For science.
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Ironic Echo
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Ironic Echo: "You just don't get it, do you?"
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Babies Make Everything Better
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Babies Make Everything Better: Inverted in "Plague of Babies", where Zim is attacked by a race of aliens that happen to look like human babies and have been forced to impersonate human babies because of a mission gone wrong.
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Parody Sue
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Parody Sue: In "Dib's Wonderful Life Of Doom," when Dib gets superpowers (or seems to).
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Only Sane Man
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Only Sane Man: Dib. Even moreso Gaz, who's content in just letting ZIM screw himself over. Gaz gets antsy if it involves video games... On the Irken side, Tallest Red. Zim gets to be this in "Abducted", after being abducted by what may be the only alien species dumber than the Plutonians. The female doctor who is the only person besides Dib that can tell Chickenfoot is simply a guy stuck in a suit.
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Multi-Armed and Dangerous
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Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Gaz using the flesh processor to give herself extra arms so that she can play multiplayer games by herself.
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Cardboard Prison
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Cardboard Prison: From the Christmas special. There was also an episode where ZIM got abducted by aliens even dumber and more incompetent than he was... all their prisoners escaped in no time at all. In "The Frycook What Came From All That Space", it's revealed that Zim was banished to a planet called Foodcourtia, where (as the name implies) he was forced to be a Burger Fool for the rest of his life under Sizz-Lorr. Security doesn't seem to be a huge priority in Irken Culture, though: once he catches wind of Operation Impending Doom 2, Zim easily and promptly escapes. Sizz-Lorr, on the other hand, learns from his mistake and Zim is actually forced to figure out a way to escape a second time.
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Rude Hero, Nice Sidekick
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Rude Hero, Nice Sidekick: Zim is a brash, foul-tempered Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist, while his ditzy Minion with an F in Evil GIR is much friendlier.
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Failure Is the Only Option
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Failure Is the Only Option: ZIM will never conquer the Earth and Dib will never reveal ZIM as an alien. More often than not, one's failure causes the other. Gaz herself knows this and as such she never really gets involved in their rivalry willingly.
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Balloon Belly
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Balloon Belly: Zim in "Zim Eats Waffles" after GIR stuffs him for awhile.
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Funny Background Event
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Funny Background Event: In "Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom", three of the levels on the elevator are shown to be "Gym" "Pool" and "Tacos."
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Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
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Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Moofy, and Tak somewhat.
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Same Content, Different Rating
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Same Content, Different Rating: The Nightmare Begins was initially rated TV-Y and the the rest were rated TV-Y7 FV.
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Aliens and Monsters
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Aliens and Monsters: A good number of the characters, especially their alternative selves in the Halloween special.
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Whatevermancy
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Whatevermancy: Poopromancer, one who practices magic by harnessing the power of poop cola.
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Dark World
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Dark World: The Halloween episode features Dib flashing into an evil version of the normal world with monstrous versions of his already-weird home reality.
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Bilingual Bonus
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Bilingual Bonus: At the end of "Walk of Doom," when Zim and GIR wind up in a vaguely Mexican town, a little girl offers them candy labeled "fio," Spanish for "ugly."
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Easter Egg
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Bloody GIR often appears as an Easter Egg in several select episodes.
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Hidden Badass
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Hidden Badass: Tak
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A Planet Named Zok
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A Planet Named Zok: Irk.
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The Dreaded
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The Dreaded: Subverted. The Slaughtering Rat People were briefly this to the Irkens, the task of taking over their Planet Blorch was one no sane invader wanted. Blorch was inevitably conquered by Skoodge no less, though the alien rodents seem to have spread to and lurk in Earth's shopping malls. Though it's never addressed in depth. Zim is known as Skyfist to the planets in the tiny galaxy
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More Dakka
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More Dakka: While common, ZIM accidentally grants Dib this in "Bad, Bad Rubber Piggy".
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Nobody Can Die
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Nobody Can Die: Executive Meddling forced a number of changes in this department, although some deaths did manage to make it past the radar. The most humorous example of this is the mutated hamster episode, which ended with a still frame saying that nobody died. If you listen to the commentary of that episode Jhonen and the other cast members off-handedly mention "Oh, he's/she's dead" and completely ignore the still frame.
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Awesome, but Impractical
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Awesome, but Impractical: The Megadoomer, a Humongous Mecha with a stealth feature that makes the mech invisible, but not the pilot. It also has such a massive power draw that it requires an extension cord. This trope is taken Up to Eleven in the 'Battle of the Planets' episode. (See the Rule of Cool entry below.) The console slot Dib is imprisoned in Issue 5 was specially made so that while he’s in a simulation, a robotic boot kicks him in the butt. Dib using Tak’s ship — it can’t properly function while it has Dib’s personality uploaded to it because, well, it’s Dib. However, Tak’s personality hates him so not only does it constantly warp his instructions but also tries to override his command so that it can kill him. An Egopolis where every street is named after yourself.
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Sucky School
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Sucky School: The elementary school in the setting is simply called Skool, and is a massive Take That! against public schools in America, being portrayed as an underfunded hellhole.
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Evil Teacher
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Evil Teacher: Mrs. Bitters. Inverted with Mr. Elliot. He's so happy it makes you want to choke a kitten.
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Eskimos Aren't Real
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Eskimos Aren't Real: After Dib proves that "Chickenfoot" is a fraud. Likewise Bill, a paranormal investigator who believes that cereal mascots are real, nevertheless insists that dinosaurs are a fraud.
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Butterfly of Doom
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Butterfly of Doom: When ZIM starts sniping at Dib via a temporal displacement device, Dib starts accumulating more and more debilitating injuries, and is eventually driven to the point of death... After which he is revived and equipped with a bionic exoskeleton by Professor Membrane. All further attempts on Dib's past life result in upgrades to the exoskeleton.
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Insufferable Genius
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Insufferable Genius: A lot of Dib’s life would be a lot easier if he would just stop trying to prove how much smarter he is than everyone. For example in Issue 30 in order to get dark poop from Zim so he could save the world he had to face his greatest fear which Zim thinks is a sandwich. Dib immediately tells him he’s not afraid of that. As well as all the other things Zim conjured.
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Previously On
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Previously On: Recap Kid's job in the comics is to tell everyone what happened in the last issue.
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Training Montage
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Training Montage: Dib had one in issue 1 to get back in shape. Gaz had to stop him from singing his own montage music.
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Abandoned Warehouse
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Abandoned Warehouse: Where Nightnubs' lair is in Issue 30.
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Create Your Own Villain
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Create Your Own Villain: Issue 5 reveals that Gaz could care less what Dib does; it’s only his insistence in involving her to the point of completely disregarding her wants and desires that makes her so antagonistic toward him. It reaches the point where she puts him in an And I Must Scream situation to get him to stop.
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Arch-Enemy
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Arch-Enemy: Dib to ZIM and vice-versa. The only time they team up is when circumstances and ulterior evil threaten Earth.
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Not Worth Killing
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Not Worth Killing: The Irken empire have no desire to conquer Earth. They consider it a remote dump, the climate is horrible, and the natives are mostly morons. Only two rogue invaders are obsessed with claiming it for the Tallest. Tak (who was driven to insanity), and Zim (who has always been insane). The Tallest don't acknowledge them, and as long as Zim occupies the planet in exile, it makes the world even less desirable to the alien race.
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Solar CPR
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Solar CPR: The Planet Jackers transport planets so that they can drop them in the sun of their own home planet, to prevent it from shrinking away.
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Do Androids Dream?
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Do Androids Dream?: "... and why was my computer coughing?"
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Note to Self
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Note to Self: Seen in "Bad, Bad Rubber Piggy".
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La Résistance
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La Résistance: The Resisty.
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Mad Artist
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Mad Artist: When Zim pretends to be an artist in Issue 3 for his latest plan, people take his usual eccentricities as him being this.
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Never Recycle Your Schemes
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Never Recycle Your Schemes: Usually played straight. There is one subversion in the comics, however, as Issue 22 sees Zim once again trying to disperse Flamin' Hot Cheezo dust into the Earth's atmosphere in order to make the planet uninhabitable for humans, something he tried once before in Issue 12, though in this case he changes the planned method of dispersal.
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"Freaky Friday" Flip: A pudding-related accident with a body switching machine in Issue #21 of the comic causes Zim to switch with Gaz and Dib to switch with GIR. The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body is in full effect for most of them: Gaz takes over Earth while Zim becomes apathetic and obsessed with games, and Dib goes insane after looking through GIR's files; GIR himself stays exactly the same.
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Rule of Cool
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Rule of Cool
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Bile Fascination
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In the Latin American dub, it was changed to "GIR! Your waffles have sickened me! BRING ME MORE!"
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Mister Seahorse
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Mister Seahorse: In Issue 6, when a morbidly obese GIR fell out of his mobile suit human, Zim claimed this. The news blamed it on a side effect of the Ribiyich.
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Shapeshifter Default Form
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Shapeshifter Default Form: The Sylvestran Snarl Beast initially looks like a cute 6 legged kitten.
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Artistic License – Astronomy
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Artistic License – Astronomy: All over the place in "Planet Jackers". Parodying the Twin Cities bit from Fargo, one of the pilots points out a binary star system, implying it's a rare sight. However the truth is that most stars in the galaxy, or at least the most visible ones, are part of a binary system. Plenty in "Battle of the Planets", too.
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make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist The Cuckoo Lander Was Right
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The Cuckoo Lander Was Right: Dib spots right away that ZIM is a dangerous alien. And nobody will listen.
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Conspiracy Theorist
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Conspiracy Theorist: Dib and the Swollen Eyeball Network. Issue 15 of the comic turns Gretchen into one, as she is shown to be utterly convinced that Miss Bitters is the Hive Queen of a race of bug monsters that are using the skool as a base to Take Over the World from.
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Aliens Are Bastards
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Aliens Are Bastards: The Irkens like to conquer other species for no good reason, and all seem to be pretty warped and sociopathic in their own way.
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Psychopathic Manchild
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Psychopathic Manchild: ZIM, Chicken Foot, too many to count.
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Noodle Incident
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Don't forget whatever gave the Mysterious Mysteries host his scar. Honestly, it's probably safe to say that Dib's entire life is one big Noodle Incident.
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Humans Are Bastards
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Humans Are Bastards: Anyone who is not a complete moron is completely apathetic or cruel.
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Took a Level in Kindness
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Took a Level in Kindness: Professor Membrane seems to have become a more attentative parent in the comics as he is seen making dinner (or at least operating the robot who does it) and even playing video games with Gaz.
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Stay with the Aliens
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Stay with the Aliens: Dwicky. The jerk.
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The Pollyanna
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The Pollyanna: Keef. Getting his eyes plucked out, screwed completely over by Zim, and the kid is still happy and cheerful. He even tries to make friends with him again in the unfinished episode "Return of Keef".
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Take That, Audience!
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Take That, Audience!: In "Dib's Wonderful Life Of Doom," the shoe aliens address Dib as "Dib... er, whatever your last name is," to which Dib firmly replies "That's right," a jab at all of the fans who insisted that his last name is Membrane (this being before it was made canon).
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Konami Code
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Konami Code: It's a code for extra lives in one of Gaz's games.
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Humans Are Morons
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Humans Are Morons: Every human is an idiot, except for Dib, Gaz, Professor Membrane and Agent Darkbooty. Although it should be noted that every other sentient race (including Irkens) is portrayed as stupid much of the time, so they're really not any worse off.
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"I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: In "GIR Goes Crazy and Stuff", ZIM tries to remind knowledge-mad duty-mode GIR of having been ZIM's servant before. In "Dibship Rising", the Dibship, under ZIM's mind control, is about to destroy Dib. Dib attempts to stop the ship by reminding it that it is essentially Dib too.
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Ungrateful Bastard
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Ungrateful Bastard: Dib in Issue 8 — after Groyna saved him from being zombified, he tried to leave her because her experience of being the last survivor in a zombie apocolypse was making her emotional and he's uncomfortable around crying girls. When she convinced him that they could work together, he kept telling her how stupid she was for thinking one or two people could stop an alien invasion by themselves. Finally, when they came across her zombified friend and she tried to save her, Dib pretty much just left her to die.
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Blatant Lies
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It gets better! It's implied that while being attacked by a squirrel on the roof of the building next to ZIM's house, Keef fell off and the impact CAUSED HIS NEW EYES TO EXPLODE.
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Stylistic Suck
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Stylistic Suck In an ironic bit of What Could Have Been, the writers wanted to do a bit in the last produced episode that retroactively "introduced" the planned character Minimoose by having him crudely pasted into old scenes as if he'd been there all along, but the idea was scrapped for time — yes, an intentionally crappy montage had to be cut for the amount of time and effort it would have taken to make it look bad on purpose. To a lesser extent, GIR being played by a non-actor. Word of God says that having someone who couldn't actually act play him was meant to emphasize how the character was "broken."
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Fluffy the Terrible
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Fluffy the Terrible: The comic series has a few examples: In Issue #7, GIR's pet slug monster — which Zim mutates into a giant armed with More Dakka — is apparently named "Dennis". In Issue #9, Zim refers to his giant Core-Muncher monster as "Linda". In Issue #10, the Sylvestran Snarl Beast has a default form of a six-legged kitten.
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Story Arc
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Story Arc: Issues 22-25 of the comics are the "Arc of Virooz", referencing the mysterious force responsible for infecting GIR with a virus that makes him try to kill Zim.
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Smart Ball
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Smart Ball: ZIM gets spiked in the face with one of these whenever Dib threatens to blow his cover, pulling off such stunts as nanoscale laser brain surgery, zit-based hypnosis and bulk organ theft. Dib also catches hold from time to time, repairing alien spacecraft and hacking into supercomputers.
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A.I. Is a Crapshoot
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A.I. Is a Crapshoot: ZIM's computer, after admitting it doesn't have enough information about the FBI, just makes up a bunch of crap. Then again, it only did so because ZIM ordered it to make some "educated guesses" when it didn't have any info to work with. After being modified by a fed-up ZIM, GIR loses his Cloud Cuckoolander tendencies, and becomes very dedicated to "the mission". Unfortunately, he judges ZIM himself detrimental to the potential success of "the mission"...so he decides to eliminate him. GIR himself. He randomly shifts between a rather scary, red-eyed "duty mode", and his usual, hilariously stupid (and blue) persona. This may have something to do with being cobbled together from junk parts.
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No Fair Cheating
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No Fair Cheating: Gaz after Dib defeated her in a fighting game.
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Everything's Better with Monkeys
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Everything's Better with Monkeys: The Angry Monkey Show, Suckmonkey, "babbling like a maniac-monkey" "screaming like a howler monkey"...the list goes on. It should be noted that Jhonen Vasquez's original works often refer to monkeys a lot and this show is no exception.
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Two Halves Make a Plot
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Two Halves Make a Plot: "Tak the Hideous New Girl" has this when Dib's sister Gaz found files containing Tak's plan, which gives this exchange:
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AnimatedSeries
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Animated Series
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Tranquil Fury
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Tranquil Fury: Gaz in issue 5 after Dib turned off her game.
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Smart Jerk and Nice Moron
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Smart Jerk and Nice Moron: Zim is a Smart Jerk while GIR is a Nice Moron. Zim wants to enslave humanity and has far better technology let alone keener common sense than the human characters on his show (minus Dib). GIR isn't evil or hellbent on enslaving humanity like Zim is, he just wants to watch TV and eat pizza all day.
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What Could Have Been
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In an ironic bit of What Could Have Been, the writers wanted to do a bit in the last produced episode that retroactively "introduced" the planned character Minimoose by having him crudely pasted into old scenes as if he'd been there all along, but the idea was scrapped for time — yes, an intentionally crappy montage had to be cut for the amount of time and effort it would have taken to make it look bad on purpose.
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Touched by Vorlons
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Touched by Vorlons: Played straight and later averted in "Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom".
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Bad Vibrations
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Bad Vibrations: In "Megadoomer".
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Aliens of London
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Aliens of London: Tak has a British accent while none of the other Irkens do. Lard Nar has one too, though we only have one other Vort to compare him to.
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Butt-Monkey
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Butt-Monkey: Dib, to the point where when he and ZIM are piloting Mercury and Mars respectively in "Battle of the Planets", Dib is piloting the Butt of Mercury, and gets there by a spaceship that was once used to shoot monkeys into space. ZIM fares slightly better compared to Dib, but he's been kicked around several times as well. Be it due to his various horrible injuries, frequent failures, or being despised by his own species due to his own incompetence and violent nature. Invader Skoodge, so much.
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The Stinger
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The Stinger: In every episode, a brief quote is played over the Nickelodeon logo following the credits.
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Always Chaotic Evil
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Always Chaotic Evil: It isn't explicitly stated or anything, but one could infer this about the Irkens. Partially deconstructed as their vile natures and society make it so that for all the heinous things Zim did to their race, the crime that would've marked him for termination in "The Trial" was having a faulty PAK.
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Paper-Thin Disguise
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Paper-Thin Disguise: Almost every single one. ZIM's disguise consists of a wig and two contact lenses. GIR's dog disguise is green with a visible zipper. ZIM's robot "parents" only bear a superficial resemblance to actual human beings, yet fool a roomful of people at ZIM's parent-teacher conference. Even when "dad's" arm blows off in a shower of sparks, ZIM is able to handwave it. Then there were the literal paper-thin disguises of the aliens in the episode "Abducted". They were basically thin smocks with an image of a human body, and what appears to be papier-mâché masks. (This is made even funnier by the fact that they're supposed to be husband and wife, and they got the nametags mixed up.) In "Planet Jackers" when ZIM is looking through his telescope at the other Invaders, the only one we see is in disguise basically has a rock strapped to his head, making ZIM's costume look brilliantly thorough in comparison. It is apparently sufficient to fool the natives, however, who are seen fanning him. Tak, at least, had a reasonable disguise though. Then there is ZIM's secondary disguise from The Girl Who Cried Gnome and The Mose Horrible X-Mas Ever Which has his undisguised face peeking out through the mouth of the costume. Hilariously, at the end of Girl who Cried Gnome an artist's rendition of the "hero who saved the little girl" shows that they saw through the disguise, but still thought he was human as the depiction shows a normal human face peeking out of the costume's mouth. When pretending to be an artist in Issue 3, all Zim did was put on glasses, a hat, and a scarf, and change his name to Shminvader Shmim.
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Written-In Absence
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Written-In Absence: Zim is absent during the plot of Issue 14 due to accidentally falling down a deep hole in his front yard and breaking both his legs.
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Bridge Logic
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Bridge Logic: Subverted on Hobo 13.
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I Have a Family
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I Have a Family: "I have children. And a toilet. And toilet... children."
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Credits Gag
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Credits Gag: Done in the episode FBI Warning, with the titular FBI warning in the beginning of Intestines of War. Apparently, most FBI warnings are made by people threatened by smelly piggies.
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You Are Too Late
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You Are Too Late: In issue 2 Zim has already enacted his plan by the time Dib catches up to him.
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The Snack Is More Interesting
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The Snack Is More Interesting: GIR does this frequently. Take Plague of Babies for example: while Zim fights for his life against the Giganto-Baby, GIR enjoys a bucket of fried chicken and mayo (even eating a still clucking chicken). Other characters also have their moments.
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Screamer Trailer
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Screamer Trailer: The host of "Mysterious Mysteries of Strange Mystery" has these regarding Dib.
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Old Media Are Evil
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Old Media Are Evil: ZIM despises television, which is constantly portrayed as garbage. Commercials in particular.
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The Ahnold
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The Ahnold: The Ice Cream Truck voice in Episode 1.
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Go Mad from the Isolation
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Go Mad from the Isolation: In Issue 12, Dib while imprisoned with no company other than his future self's corpse, starts arguing with it.
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Invader Zim / int_4f3c14ca
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You Can Run, but You Can't Hide
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You Can Run, but You Can't Hide: Dib says it to ZIM, or rather tries to say it but just winds up contradicting himself. ("You can hide, but you can't.... hide!") In his defense he was seriously brain damaged by that point.
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Early Installment Weirdness
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Early Installment Weirdness: In the original pilot, Dib is genuinely crazy, ZIM isn't hammy (and is also voiced by Billy West instead of Richard Steven Horvitz), GIR is actually helpful, and Gaz's hair is purple instead of maroon. Each character also appears to have More Teeth than the Osmond Family.
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Makes Just as Much Sense in Context
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Appears near the end of Issue #32, when Zim and Dib's pushup competition transcends them out of the universe. The various universes are manifested as giant sentient ab muscles, which offer to send the pair to the universe of their choice. They choose instead to keep competing.
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Painting the Medium
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Eating The Medium: GIR eats the floating splitscreen for the snowman in "The Most Horrible X-mas Ever". In the original storyboards for "Backseat Drivers from Beyond the Stars" (which can be seen on the DVD), one of the scenes had Tallest Purple licking donut crumbs off your TV screen. ZIM wishes you a Merry Christmas at the end of "The Most Horrible X-mas Ever."
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Temporal Paradox
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Temporal Paradox: Discussing them makes GIR's head blow up.
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Body Horror
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Body Horror: Dib and ZIM slowly morphing into giant bologna sausages. "Dark Harvest" is probably the most egregious example in the series, as Zim runs around removing peoples' organs, replacing them with random objects, while stuffing himself with them until he's a blob.
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Disproportionate Retribution
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Disproportionate Retribution: ZIM and Gaz in particular. In ZIM's case, some examples (such as "The Wettening") overlap with There Is No Kill Like Overkill. The episode "Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom" is practically made of this trope. Dib throws a muffin at ZIM during lunchtime at Skool one day. What does ZIM do to retaliate? He constructs a brilliant Lotus-Eater Machine for Dib based on everything the boy wants to do in life, and in Dib's twilight years, while being interviewed on a TV show celebrating his accomplishments, the TV host asks Dib if he'd been the one who threw the muffin at ZIM all those years ago. Dib answers yes, and suddenly, ZIM's face appears on the faces of everyone in the audience. Dib wakes up, in the real world, connected to a machine in ZIM's lab. With this unpleasant little fact known, ZIM coldly tells Dib to get out. Crushed, Dib begins walking away, only to have a gigantic gun aimed at his face. What fires out of the gun? A muffin. What happens if you have overdue books at the library? They confiscate your retinas. While posing as an alien to act as Zim’s intern, Dib convinces him to kidnap and perform experiments on an internet troll.
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Magic Versus Science
 Invader Zim / int_511728ae
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Magic Versus Science: Zim vs the Space Pants' Queen in their Pants Pants Revolution fight.
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Cybernetics Eat Your Soul
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Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: "Ten Minutes to Doom."
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Invader Zim / int_533bc7ae
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Flashback
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ZIM's actions during Operation Impending Doom 1 would have been one of these if not for a very revealing flashback.
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Invader Zim / int_53c9fc92
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Asteroid Thicket
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Asteroid Thicket: In "Battle of the Planets".
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Invader Zim / int_53e1f74c
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Hikikomori
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Hikikomori: Dib became this in issue 1 after Zim disappeared.
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Zombie Gait
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Zombie Gait: A mall security guard sends a horde of zombies after ZIM. He is initially scared, but soon realizes just how useless they are as they fall over each other and are completely incapable of harming him.
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Lotus-Eater Machine
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Lotus-Eater Machine: Is revealed to be the generator of most of the plot in "Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom" and comic Issue 37.
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The Empire
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The Empire: The Irken Empire.
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Foodfight!
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Foodfight!: Pilot episode
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10-Minute Retirement
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10-Minute Retirement: Dib in "Mopiness of Doom" (the unproduced script).
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Bottled Heroic Resolve
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Bottled Heroic Resolve: It turns out Poop Cola is this to a secret society of wizards.
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Invader Zim / int_56946b5f
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Reassigned to Antarctica
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Reassigned to Antarctica: How ZIM came to Earth.
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Bribe Backfire
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Bribe Backfire: When Dib tracked Zim to the Galaxy’s Largest Space Donut he asked the gift shop owner if he knew what Zim’s plan was. The owner replied that if Dib brought a few items it might jog his memory. It turns out that not only did he not know anything he didn’t even know what a bribe was and was just trying to sell his merchandise.
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Journey to the Center of the Mind
 Invader Zim / int_586589bc
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Journey to the Center of the Mind: Issue 22 ends with Zim entering GIR's mind in order to find the virus that's driving him crazy. He spends most of Issue 23 in there.
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Enemy Mine
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Enemy Mine: "Bolognius Maximus" (which provides the page quote), "Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom", "Tak: The Hideous New Girl" and "Hamstergeddon". Zim attempted this in "Planet Jackers", but Dib refused thinking it was a trick. This is how Dib convinced Tak’s ship to help him defeat Zim. Issue 12, with Zim and Dib teaming up against Zim's future self, Emperor Zim. Averted Zim was only able to convince Dib to help him defeat his future self by putting a slave collar on him to get him to corporate.
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Selective Enforcement
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Selective Enforcement: "Hey! That kid's throwing punch!"
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Ambiguous Syntax
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Ambiguous Syntax: In Issue 31, Zim tells Dib that he has a "big bird plan" coming up, causing Dib ask if he means a big plan involving birds, or a plan involving a big bird. At the end of the issue, Zim reveals it was the former.
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Friendly Enemy
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Friendly Enemy: ZIM and Dib in the Pilot.
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Air-Vent Passageway
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Air-Vent Passageway: How Zim escapes the Mall holding cells in "FBI Warning of Doom". In Issue 25, Zim does this to escape Virooz's ship... and goes in a circle, ending up back where he started.
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X Must Not Win
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X Must Not Win: Even when the fate of the world isn't at stake, Dib will stop at nothing to oppose Zim. His only reason for participating in the fund-raiser in "Door to Door" is to see Zim fail to win the "secret prize".
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Disney Villain Death
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Disney Villain Death: This is how Zim defeats his future self.
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Invader Zim / int_5bdcc85a
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Boyish Short Hair
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Boyish Short Hair: Gaz and Tak (in her human disguise mode.)
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Big Red Button
 Invader Zim / int_5c1ec068
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Big Red Button: Parodied briefly in Tak: the Hideous New Girl
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Really 700 Years Old
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Really 700 Years Old: We're never actually told how old Ms. Bitters is, but Word of God is that she teaches at the school because they built it around her. ZIM is "older than any human alive."
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Suddenly SHOUTING!
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Suddenly SHOUTING!: Oh man, everybody does this.
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Little Green Men
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Little Green Men: The Irkens, though some actually aren't all that little.
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Evil Tastes Good
 Invader Zim / int_5e1b0f72
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Evil Tastes Good: "I can almost taste the humans being destroyed — IT'SDELICIOUS!"
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Spanner in the Works
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Spanner in the Works : A small chain of it. ZIM is the spanner in the works to the Irken Empire, ruining Operation Impending Doom I, killing the Almighty Tallest, destroying part of the Irken fleet with Mars, and countless other failures such as forcing Tak to have to work as a janitorial drone. GIR is often the spanner in the works to ZIM's plans, however idiotic they may be. And to top it all off, a spanner (or spanners) in the works for the Irkens (or a member of La Résistance, or just a slave really pissed at the Irkens) is sending machinery meant to help invaders to ZIM, and malfunctioning machinery sent by the Tallest just to kill him to Invaders that are actually doing their job.
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Stupidest Thing I've Ever Heard
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Stupidest Thing I've Ever Heard: This was Zim’s reaction when Dib told him about the evil wizard of Dark Poop trying to unleash Poopthulu in Issue 30
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Won't Take
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Won't Take "Yes" for an Answer:
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Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat
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Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat: ZIM'd be a lot more effective if he could just learn when to quit. In "Bad, Bad Rubber Piggy" Dib had lost just about all of his ability to represent a threat to ZIM, but his continued attempts to KILL him after he'd already been crippled backfired rather spectacularly.
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That Liar Lies
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That Filthy Lying Liar Tells Lies of Lying Filth!
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We Have Reserves
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We Have Reserves: "Hobo 13" is this trope over and over again.
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I Have Your Wife
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I Have Your Wife: Issue 1 of the comic reveals that Zim enforces Prisoner 777's loyalty by holding his children hostage, threatening to erase them from existence if he doesn't do what Zim says.
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Transplant
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Transplant: Ms. Bitters and the Abductors were major characters in Jhonen's comic Squee!, though neither had names. Two Vortians also appear as rivals of the Abductors.
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Bottle Episode
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Bottle Episode: "ZIM Eats Waffles" mainly consists of Dib watching Zim at his home, meaning that there aren't many backgrounds visited. For a comic book version, Issue #20 consists primarily of Zim and GIR sitting on their couch, binge-watching a TV show.
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Boot Camp Episode
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Boot Camp Episode: In "Hobo 13", ZIM is sent to the military training world 'Hobo 13' and told that if he survives he can have a big sack of battle tanks.
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Kryptonite-Proof Suit
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Kryptonite-Proof Suit: ZIM's solution to being melted by water? A paste based coating.
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Freeze-Frame Bonus
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Freeze-Frame Bonus: Almost every headstone in the graveyard in "Mortos der Soulstealer". Messages range from "JEFF: HE WAS NICE" to "LET ME OUT" and more. Bloody GIR often appears as an Easter Egg in several select episodes. The end-credits of GIR's movie at the start of "FBI Warning of Doom" are mostly normal, but they also credit an actor named Private Poop who plays himself. There's also the warning sign at the beginning of the movie that mentions being "hunted down like the dirty monkey you are and forcing you to wear a moose skin and ride a greased piggy while singing folk tunes."
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Kids Are Cruel
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Kids Are Cruel: But also stupid. Pretty much the entire reason for "Room With A Moose." Subverted in the pilot. Dib points out that Zim has green skin. Zim pases it off as a skin condition. A random kid in the room chews Dib out for picking on Zim for being "a little bit different".
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Drill Sergeant Nasty
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Drill Sergeant Nasty: In "Hobo 13". He's actually one of the less sadistic examples of this trope, and objects to ZIM using the other soldiers as as fodder.
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Organ Autonomy
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Organ Autonomy: Arm-control nerve.
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Door To Door Episode
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Door-to-Door Episode: The episode titled... wait for it... "Door to Door."
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But for Me, It Was Tuesday
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But for Me, It Was Tuesday: ZIM's reaction to Tak telling him how he ruined her life could qualify as this trope: By Issue #9 Zim has completely forgotten uploading embarrassing footage of Dib working out for all the universe to see, at the end of Issue #2.
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Other Me Annoys Me
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Other Me Annoys Me: When Zim meets his future self Emperor Zim in Issue 12, he finds the Emperor to be an ungrateful jerk, while Emperor Zim finds his younger self an incompetent idiot.
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Author Appeal
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Author Appeal: Well, more like Creator Appeal, as Jhonen has a thing for saying the words "Doom" and "Dooky", makes references to piggies, and has a good number of morbidly obese jokes in some episodes.
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Only One Name
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Only One Name: Dib and Gaz do not seem to have a last name (ZIM's holographic Meekrob refer to Dib as "Dib... whatever-your-last-name-is"). A Nick.com e-card for the show claimed that Membrane's first name was Professor, but Jhonen (and the original flash version of official website) says that, in fact, Membrane is the professor's first name and his last name is a mystery like so many other things about him. Dib replies to "Dib... Whatever-Your-Last-Name-Is" with "that's right," which could be taken as confirmation of its correctness, unless he was just confirming his first name, or agreeing that it wasn't important and indicating that the speaker should just continue with their main point. Some fans jokingly like to say Dib's full name, then, is "Dib Whateveryourlastnameis." Though this hasn't stopped fans from referring to Dib as "Dib Membrane," however, who seem to love using that as his last name. On occasion Jhonen himself has even referred to him (possibly mockingly) as "Dib Membrane" on his blog. It's finally confirmed in the comics that "Membrane" is the family name.
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Missing Mom
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Missing Mom: There is a lack of a mother in Dib's family. It is unknown if Professor Membrane was ever married.
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Aluminum Christmas Trees
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Aluminum Christmas Trees: Breakfast Chunks, to an extent. Huge cubes of bran sold as convenient breakfast food has yet to happen, but General Mills did sell Breakfast Squares◊, advertised as "a complete meal in two frosted bars," in the '80s. And kids hated them so much.
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Planet of Hats
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Planet of Hats: ...sort of. The planets that have been conquered are retrofitted to suit the Irkens' needs: Foodcourtia, the food court planet; the convention center planet; the shipping center planet; Hobo 13, the military training-planet; and so on... Played straighter with some mentioned planets and dimensions such as: Exploding head planets, broken glass planets, a dimension of pure itching (you can't tell from the photo, but that stuff's really itchy), and a dimension of pure... organic material.
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The Pig Pen
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Played with in the first issue. Dib singing his own montage music isn’t important because he is the only hope for the human race, but if he doesn’t train he’ll go back to being The Pig Pen.
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Evil Laugh
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Evil Laugh: ZIM, regardless of onlookers. Tak pretty much dethroned ZIM with her laugh. Dib has a decent evil laugh. As does his father. Sizz-Lorr has one too.
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Hot-Blooded
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Hot-Blooded: ZIM's computer; a strange mix of this (Processing...PROCESSING!) and a Straight Man.
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Gilligan Cut
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Gilligan Cut: In Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom, ZIM is seen worrying whether GIR will be okay. Cut to GIR attacking trick-or-treaters and stealing their candy, flying tackling someone so hard their underpants fly off.
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Sacrificial Planet
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Sacrificial Planet: The show has an alien race called the Planet Jackers that captures other planets in a giant transportation sphere and throws them into the dying sun that orbits their world in order to stave off their own destruction, even though they could easily just move to a different, more stable planet instead.
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Sadist Show
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Sadist Show
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Human Outside, Alien Inside
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Human Outside, Alien Inside: Despite the fact that ZIM appears to be able to pass for human with only a minimal disguise, his inner workings appear to be quite different. "Ow, my squeedlyspooch!" Although that one may or may not have any basis in reality as he was primarily trying to scare off his "worshipers".
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Chewing the Scenery
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Chewing the Scenery: Professor Membrane is really fond of this. As is Dib. And GIR. And the Tallest. And pretty much the whole cast except ZIM, who's like this almost constantly.
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Cosmic Horror Story
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Cosmic Horror Story: The Halloween episode.
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One-Product Planet
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One-Product Planet: Foodcourtia, the food court planet, Callnowia, the mail-order planet with Conveyor Belt Planet for shipping, Blorch, which is now the parking structure planet... the Irken love doing this.
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Audio Adaptation
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Audio Adaptation: Seven of the unfinished episodes already had their voice tracks recorded, so they were released on the Special Features DVD.
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Serious Business
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Serious Business: Mall security, lasers (and Smoke Machines!), lice, video games, parent-teacher-night, pizza... hell, is there an episode where this didn't feature? Not to mention the fact that apparently the library confiscates your retinas if something is overdue. Poop Cola Candy. Played with in the first issue. Dib singing his own montage music isn’t important because he is the only hope for the human race, but if he doesn’t train he’ll go back to being The Pig Pen. Gaming to Gaz. It reached the point that when Dib interrupted Gaz while she was playing a game (as in turning the game off) just so that she could look at Zim yelling at a cat, Gaz asks Membrane to build an invention so she could search for a dimension where gamers rule the earth and put non gamers in mind simulations similar to The Matrix, where they are forced into the role of player characters, controlled by random gamers and die violently over and over, and subjects Dib to it. Also do not be a freemium gamer in this world. Zim losing one of his boots. Issue 19 reveals the existence of the Zoo Crimes Division, which protects the Town Zoo like a fortress, and treats Zim's home-made zoo like a felony. Issues 29 and 30 revolve around secret groups of magic users fighting over control of Poop Cola, which is the source of their power. Poopwatch respects proof of purchase.
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Meaningful Name
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Also, Screamy, a Skool student from the unfinished episode "10 Minutes to Doom." To the point where his head explodes.
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Beware the Silly Ones
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Beware the Silly Ones: Issue 12 shows that Zim will conquer Earth in the future, creating an Egopolis of himself and enslaving everyone, all in preparation for turning the whole planet into a ship and flying it to the Tallest as a present (whom, it should be noted, are genuinely impressed by his actions).
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The Scream
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The Scream: Too many to count. The guy in "Battle of the Planets" might be the best.
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Puppeteer Parasite
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Dib, even after finding out that the Space Pants are a race of Puppeteer Parasite aliens that consume all of a planet's resources before moving on decided to aid the Pants Queen in defeating Zim, the only one who knew how to defeat them. Luckily Zim was not quite dead.
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Tertiary Sexual Characteristics
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Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Female Irken (there aren't that many of them) are distinguished by having fuller eyebrow/lashes and curly feelers. Fandom typically chooses to ignore this.
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Christmas Episode
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Christmas Episode: "The Most Horrible X-Mas Ever"
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make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist It Makes Sense In C Ontext
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For example in Issue 30 in order to get dark poop from Zim so he could save the world he had to face his greatest fear which Zim thinks is a sandwich. Dib immediately tells him he’s not afraid of that. As well as all the other things Zim conjured.
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The Not-So-Harmless Punishment
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The Not-So-Harmless Punishment: "Gaz, Taster of Pork" ends with one. And, of course, the "Room With a Moose."
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Clark Kenting
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Clark Kenting: ZIM.
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Up to Eleven
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Taken up to eleven for McMeaties for "Career Day". Think about it, Zim is picked up to witness his future career at fast food restaurant by an employee on his time off who needs to get back before his break is over, Zim is put to work for the restaurant despite not being an actual employee nor being old enough to work at a restaurant (going by Zim's cover as pretending to be an elementary school student), required to ask the shift manager if he can "get a break" despite Zim is supposed to be there to witness his guide's career and not to work there, and being "fired" on a whim by the manager after Zim molts. It makes you wonder if the teenage employee who was Zim's career peer example was picked up from his elementary school on Career Day, put to work at the fast food restaurant, and never has stopped working there since that day!
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Mistaken for an Imposter
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Mistaken for an Imposter: In Issue 38, everyone is fooled by GIR's Dib costume, and become convinced the real Dib is a clone, chasing him out of town. He's able to return after GIR-as-Dib "dies", only to be mistaken for a zombie.
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Growling Gut
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Growling Gut: Happens to Gaz in "Bloaty's Pizza Hog" after watching a commercial for said pizza restaurant.
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What an Idiot!
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Also Chickenfoot. Except not really.
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Almighty Janitor
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Almighty Janitor: Agent Darkbootie, a high-ranking member of the Swollen Eyeball, apparently has a day job as a janitor at NASA. Sizz-lor is a very high ranking Irken ... Fry Cook.
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Police Brutality
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Not to mention the fact that apparently the library confiscates your retinas if something is overdue.
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Herr Doktor
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Herr Doktor: Countess von Verminstrasser.
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Bond Villain Stupidity
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Bond Villain Stupidity: ZIM with Dib, especially of the Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him? variety. It's particularly noticeable in "Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom," where he had Dib helpless in his base, and shot him... with a muffin-firing gun, and then just let him go.
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Expositron 9000
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Expositron 9000: ZIM's base computer.
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Who Would Be Stupid Enough?
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Who Would Be Stupid Enough?: Zim explains that the Snarl Beast they're fighting is the first one anyone has seen in "over a thousand years" because "nobody has been dumb enough to look for one in all the time." He then boasts that "Zim is dumb enough!"
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Remember the New Guy?
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Remember the New Guy?: Parodied. "Oh, that's Minimoose, my other sidekick! Yeah! Been with me the whole time!" Since the introduction episode was never shown, it was initially planned to show a montage of scenes from the series with Minimoose crudely pasted into them to go with the joke, but the idea was scrapped for time. In the very first episode, ZIM tries to pull this off in-universe as a method of discrediting Dib's allegations:
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Sanity Ball
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Sanity Ball: GIR seems... different... in the episode "Walk For Your Lives". He's a lot more focused than usual, and is quick to point out the obvious flaws in ZIM's plans.
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Camera Obscurer
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Camera Obscurer: Megadoomer had this happen at the end, with the Humongous Mecha's Invisibility failed and Dib tried to take pictures of it.
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New Media Are Evil
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New Media Are Evil: Inverted with Professor Membrane, who believes the reverse. Possibly played straight with Gaz who has freaked out every character but GIR and Membrane.
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"Rashomon"-Style: The episode "Mysterious Mysteries" features Dib and Zim being invited onto the titular Show Within a Show to dispute some of Zim's footage of Zim and GIR out of costume, with Gaz and GIR getting brought in for their views of what happened as well. Dib presents it as a classic "hero vs alien invasion" plot (complete with Gaz as a Neutral Female), Zim presents Dib as a bully blackmailing Zim with fake footage for lunch money, Gaz presents Dib and Zim as drooling morons incapable of doing anything but grunt inaudibly, and GIR goes off onto a nonsensical tangent about a giant squirrel. Issue 39 does something similar, as an alien observing Earth abducts Zim, GIR, Dib and Gaz to his ship, due to them being the only beings present when his exploratory probe and its robot operator were destroyed, so that he can interrogate them on what happened, via putting them in a machine that plays their memories. Dib's memories show that Zim attacked his house in a Mini-Mecha made from random pieces of machinery, and when the robot showed up to meet Dib (do to detecting Tak's ship in his garage and determining it to be the most advanced technology on the planet), Zim took offense and destroyed the robot. In Zim's memories, he peacefully greeted the robot while in a much more advanced mech, only for Dib (whom he portrays as a drooling moron) to blow up the robot by accident. Gaz's memories show that she wasn't even paying attention to the fight at all. And GIR's memories... cause the memory machine to melt down and the alien's ship to explode.
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Agent Mulder
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Agent Mulder: Dib and the Swollen Eyeball people.
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ChewToy
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Chew Toy: Poor little Invader Skoodge...
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Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking
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Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Dib’s intern duties in Issue 9 include dusting the ooze, walking Minimoose, eating burnt peanuts because it shuts GIR up, data entry, Robo-Parents maintenance, and yard work.
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Cuteness Proximity
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Cuteness Proximity: Invoked by ZIM with Ultra-Peepi.
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Fantastically Indifferent
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Fantastically Indifferent: In the Bad Future, once Professor Membrane converted his consciousness into pure energy, he stopped caring about saving earth from Zim.
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Dysfunction Junction
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Dysfunction Junction: ZIM is an egomaniac and strongly implied to be legally insane, GIR is a crazed Cloud Cuckoolander, Dib is a Butt-Monkey who desires affection and validation, Gaz is freaking scary, Professor Membrane is a Mad Scientist and neglectful father with a burning hatred for Santa Claus, and Skoodge is an oblivious Butt-Monkey. And that's just the main cast! The universes status as this would have been delved into more had the show gone on longer.
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Large Ham
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Really, the whole show involves making fun of human society, in some ways that are true, in some ways that is regarded by a Large Ham who tries his hardest to hate mankind. "Walk of Doom" is a huge example of this.
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All Planets Are Earth-Like
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All Planets Are Earth-Like: One of the first things that Dib did upon landing on the Gargantis Array was hoping that there was a breathable atmosphere, then cheering that he didn’t die.
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Hive Queen
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Issue 15 of the comic turns Gretchen into one, as she is shown to be utterly convinced that Miss Bitters is the Hive Queen of a race of bug monsters that are using the skool as a base to Take Over the World from.
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Exactly What It Says on the Tin
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Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The Doom Song; the "Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom"; "Parent Teacher Night" "ZIM Eats Waffles," "Career Day." Many Planets of Hats have notably obvious names, such as Foodcourtia (a planet of almost nothing but restaurants) or Dirt (which Tak was assigned to clean).
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Red Oni, Blue Oni
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Red Oni, Blue Oni: Used most prominently in "Rise of the Zitboy." ZIM is red and Dib is blue. ZIM is red and GIR is blue. Check out their eyes. ZIM maybe more normal by default but he throws away all common sense when pursuing a goal. GIR somehow holds it together.
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Frickin' Laser Beams
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Mall security, lasers (and Smoke Machines!), lice, video games, parent-teacher-night, pizza... hell, is there an episode where this didn't feature?
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Where the Hell Is Springfield?
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Where the Hell Is Springfield?: The city where most of the series takes place is never named, let alone given a specific location. Various screenshots and supplemental information of dubious canonicity places it anywhere from Ohio to Quebec.
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Incredibly Obvious Bug
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Incredibly Obvious Bug: Lampshaded, and so played for comedic value. Not to mention the time the 'tracking device' ZIM uses on Dib is just GIR clinging to the back of his 'enormous' head.
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World of Snark
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World of Snark
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World of Ham
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WORLD OF HAM
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Black and Gray Morality
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Black and Gray Morality: The ZIM vs. Dib dynamic, on average. ZIM is an evil alien invader with plans to exterminate humanity (and who is no less callous and selfish when dealing with his own kind either). Dib wants to save the world, but it's mostly just so he can get respect as the guy who saved the world.
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Eldritch Abomination
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Eldritch Abomination: The Santa suit becomes one.
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The Usual Adversaries
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The Usual Adversaries: Irkens for most of the galaxy. ZIM for the Irkens.
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Bait-and-Switch
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Bait-and-Switch: The Xliactian Historian will tell nobody the jump codes that lead to the Gargantis Array... unless they buy a bunch of stuff. In issue 5, when Dib was about to be locked up for being an NPC: After Dib asked Voxelrot who he was, he replied that he’ll never tell him. He’ll keep him hooked up to the Console and Dib’ll always wonder who he is... before just deciding to revel he’s Gaz. Zim goes to a tiny galaxy when he wants to be alone and think about what it all means. Before punching a small planet in the face.
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Villain with Good Publicity
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Villain with Good Publicity: Issue 21 of the comic has this as the way Gaz-as-Zim takes over the world — first, she gets everyone's attention by destroying all the world militaries' weapons, calling it an act of world peace. Then, she solves world hunger with a new artificial food, which happens to contain an alien chemical that makes people stupid and easy to control. This leads to the world's leaders all asking her to take over as ruler of Earth.
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Teacher's Pet
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Teacher's Pet: Zita to Ms. Bitters
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What the Hell Is That Accent?
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What the Hell Is That Accent?: Tak's voice starts off as fake American, then wavers somewhere between that and British before becoming full-on Brit. She's played by the British-American Olivia d'Abo, who's most famous role was as an American with a slighty more consistant accent.
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Fantastic Fighting Style
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Fantastic Fighting Style: Pants Pants Revolution, the ancient pants-based martial arts of the space pants that allows them to generate bursts of psychic energy.
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Humiliation Conga
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Humiliation Conga: Everything ZIM had set up for the humans in "Backseat Drivers from Beyond The Stars" blows up SPECTACULARLY.
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Villain Protagonist
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Villain Protagonist: ZIM.
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Spell My Name with an
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Spell My Name with an "S": It's very rare to see the word "squeedlyspooch" spelled correctly in an Invader ZIM fanfic. Because of this, there are innumerable misspellings of the word, but the most common are "squeedily-spooch", "squeedilyspooch" and "squeedly spooch". "Darkbooty" vs. "Darkbootie" is also an example, as is "GIR" vs "Gir" and "MiMi" vs "Mimi". Some disputes have arisen on the issue of people or items originating from planet Vort — "Vort/Vorts" versus "Vortian/Vortians". The latter term never made it into production, but appeared in at least one script ("The Trial").
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Reed Richards Is Useless
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Reed Richards Is Useless: Professor Membrane parodies this. He's quite capable of creating such things as a Perpetual Energy Machine but will also on a whim decide that the populace is undeserving. He also averts it. The official website stated that he routinely creates miracle cures for all the ills of the world (according to Gaz, Taster of Pork, he considers it incredibly horrifying that he still hasn't found a cure for "pigmouth" after one day of trying). With apparently no effect, since the world still sucks.
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There Is No Kill Like Overkill
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There Is No Kill Like Overkill: "The Wettening" sees Zim ultimately get back at Dib for constantly hitting him with water balloons by dropping a giant one on him from a Kill Sat in orbit.
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Cerebus Retcon
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Cerebus Retcon: The first issue of the comic reveals that Prisoner 777 is only supplying Zim with information because Zim is holding his children hostage.
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Stalker with a Crush
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Stalker with a Crush: Keef certainly has shades of this in 'Bestest Friend', and was upgraded to complete stalker by the time of 'Return of Keef'.
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Our Zombies Are Different
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Our Zombies Are Different: In Issue 8, zombies are created by wearing mind altering alien pants.
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Compulsory School Age
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Compulsory School Age: ZIM's older than any human alive, and in "NanoZIM" he taunts Dib that he's been flying ships since before Dib was born, yet he attends what appears to be an elementary school — and with his height, he fits in, although he really shouldn't. He opted to do so, believing it to be the best way to retrieve information about the species he intends to conquer.
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Third-Person Person
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Third-Person Person: ZIM does this a lot, especially when he's hamming it up (and when is he not?).
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Time Dilation
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Time Dilation: Issue 28 is built around an experimental Irken device called the Time Accelerator (or the "Time Thingy" as it's nicknamed). It generates a field which causes time to move faster the closer you get to it. And when it ends up exploding near the end of the issue, it causes Zim to age into an elderly state.
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Took a Level in Jerkass
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Took a Level in Jerkass: Membrane after he Took a Level in Kindness in the first issues of the comic, sold out Dib in issue 5 so that the gamer robots wouldn't take his dinner robot. Dib also has come to fit this trope; while he was never exactly a saint in the show, he was a bit nicer than he has been in the comics. Nowadays he's more prone to things like abandoning people when they're no longer of use to him (Groyna in Issue 8 for example) and refusing to apologize when something is clearly his fault (such as Issue 29 where he spills Gaz's soda).
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Timey-Wimey Ball
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Timey-Wimey Ball: Lampshaded and discussed by ZIM and Sizz-lor after Sizz-lor describes how he spent twenty years on Foodcourtia even though ZIM only left a year or two ago. Sizz-lor tries too pass it off and ZIM dosen't seem convinced by it. In issue 12, Zim’s actions in the future changed the past. Dib quickly points out that that isn't how it works only to be told to shut up.
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Private Profit Prison
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Private Profit Prison: Moo-Ping 10, the space prison from Issues 34 and 35.
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Clucking Funny
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Clucking Funny: Chickenfoot, as well as other isolated gags.
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Asshole Victim
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Asshole Victim: In "Game Slave 2," Iggins is stalked, harassed, terrified and almost killed by Gaz in retribution for taking a console she felt was rightfully hers. On the other hand, he's a loudmouth braggart who claimed a false identity in order to take the GS2 from Gaz who WAS ahead of him in line, so the episode's narrative basically extends no sympathy to him whatsoever. The fact that Iggins actually survives the episode at all is a result of Executive Meddling. A very argumentative example, but there's also Gaz in "Gaz, Taster of Pork". Some feel she's the most deserving example in the entire series.
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Laser-Guided Karma
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Laser-Guided Karma: After an issue of tormenting Dib’s Plot Allergy, Zim ends up getting a hive from a cat. Zim pays to have people locked up in Moo-Ping 10, usually just for annoying him. Then he falls behind on his payments, so he finds himself locked up alongside his victims (who specifically refuse to be released, as they want payback).
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Grandfather Paradox
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Grandfather Paradox: In "Bad, Bad Rubber Piggy", GIR points out to Zim the paradox of using time travel to kill Dib in the past logically rendering the effort pointless. The resulting Logic Bomb causes GIR to literally explode. (That happens to him sometimes.)
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Half the Man He Used to Be
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Half the Man He Used to Be: The mobile-suit human Zim used to get a bank loan in Issue 6 ends up broken in half by GIR running off with the legs.
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Robot Antennae
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Robot Antennae: GIR has one on top of his head.
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Art Shifted Sequel
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Art Shifted Sequel: Predominate in the first-look footage of Enter the Florpus. The artstyle seems to shift in a less-restricted blocky style into a more subtle bubbly artstyle used in most of the comics.
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Shaped Like Itself
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Shaped Like Itself: Quite a bit, actually...
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Vomit Indiscretion Shot
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Vomit Indiscretion Shot: In "ZIM Eats Waffles", GIR is seen eating 2 waffles (while ZIM is being attacked by the "giant flesh-eating demon squid") and vomiting shortly afterwards. Zim in Issue 2, after eating a dark matter filled donut, is prominently shown vomiting out of the Voot Cruiser.
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Faux Affably Evil
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Faux Affably Evil: ZIM. The Tallests are arguably even more so.
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Not Me This Time
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Not Me This Time: In "Planet Jackers", ZIM initially thinks GIR is responsible for screwing up his telescope, but this turns out to not be the case.
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Deer in the Headlights
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Deer in the Headlights: Parodied in the "Ultra-Peepi" episode, where the masses aren't paralyzed in fear, but are too busy adoring his cuteness to get away.
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Transformation Sequence
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Transformation Sequence: GIR doing a Mundane Made Awesome version of putting on his dog costume.
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Never My Fault
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Never My Fault: In Issue 29, Dib spilled an incredibly rare limited addition drink when he was wrestling with Gaz for the remote (even though she had already scheduled TV time) because he wanted to watch a show. Gaz told him to either find her another drink or apologize. Dib treated apologizing as a Fate Worse than Death.
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Ominous Adversarial Amusement
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Ominous Adversarial Amusement: When Zim breaks up with Tak, she starts laughing uproariously before she reveals her Irken appearance.
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Getting Smilies Painted on Your Soul
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Getting Smilies Painted on Your Soul: Nick has a happiness probe applied directly to his brain.
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As You Know
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As You Know: Lampshaded when Issue 20 opens with Zim crowing about his latest Evil Plan:
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Throw the Dog a Bone
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Throw the Dog a Bone: After being the Butt-Monkey his whole life, Dib gets the chance to salvage Tak's ship.
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Poke the Poodle
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Poke the Poodle: In Issue 1 of the comic, Zim's "reign of terror" includes such heinous crimes as: Kicking over a trash can, switching people's mail around, and reading a newspaper despite never subscribing. Then averted when GIR literally launches a poodle into space.
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Not So Different
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Not So Different: Gaz’s obsession with games: Thing is, it’s revealed that punching a hole into other worlds is extremely difficult, as if you do it the wrong way it tears reality apart. It took Gaz a lot of tries to get it right, so who knows how many countless realities she destroyed merely to get revenge on Dib.
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The Dog Is an Alien
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The Dog Is an Alien: GIR disguises himself as ZIM's pet dog — his disguise being a bad costume with a zipper and a tongue sticking out. And the fact that the dog costume is green gives one a large hint...
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Villains Out Shopping
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Villains Out Shopping: "Mortos Der Soulstealer", "ZIM Eats Waffles".
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The Only One Allowed to Defeat You
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The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Drives the plot of both "Planet Jackers" and "Tak, the Hideous New Girl," as ZIM won't tolerate an attempted takeover/destruction of Earth from anyone else. Justified in that Zim was the one assigned to Earth, not Tak; and in the case of "Planet Jackers", Irken invaders don't destroy planets, but prepare them to be terraformed for reasons unstated. The Planet Jackers wanted it for their own gain.
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Difficult, but Awesome
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Difficult, but Awesome: Punching a hole into other worlds is extremely difficult if you do it the wrong way it tears reality apart.
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Unwanted False Faith
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Unwanted False Faith: In "Attack of the Saucer Morons" ZIM somehow fails to see the benefits of dozens of worshipers and instead has to escape from them. Likewise in Issue 7, where he quickly gets annoyed with the amoebas worshipping him.
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Continuity Nod
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Continuity Nod: Strangely, the use of the Snap Back did not serve as a deterrent to the use of this as well. In "Gaz, Taster of Pork" there's actually a Continuity Nod to an episode that was a Snap Back! Probably the best example of this is the way it's possible to trace the fate of planet Vort — it's singled out for conquest in "The Nightmare Begins," seen briefly in "Walk for Your Lives" as the Tallest check up on the Invaders, is in the very next episode ("MegaDoomer") mentioned to have been conquered, in "Backseat Drivers" we learn it was turned into a prison, and in "Frycook" we hear about the faulty security systems that were initially put into place, presumably explaining how the Resisty's Vortian captain (Lard Nar) is out and about. In the unproduced script "Day of Da Spookies" ZIM taunts Dib with knowing nothing about aliens, perhaps a nod back to "Room with a Moose" when Dib did not even know what ZIM's home planet was called. However Dib gives an update on what he's learned since, touching on other episodes in the process: ZIM is from a race of planet-stealing aliens called Irkens ("The Nightmare Begins"), their brains are contained in their backpacks ("Ten Minutes to Doom"), their eyes are synthetic implants (somewhat implied by "Planet Jackers"). The display thoroughly spooks ZIM.
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make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Cloud Cuckoo Lander
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Likewise Bill, a paranormal investigator who believes that cereal mascots are real, nevertheless insists that dinosaurs are a fraud.
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Most Definitely Not a Villain
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Most Definitely Not a Villain: ZIM and the two aliens from "Abducted".
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One-Man Army
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One-Man Army: Apparently skilled-enough and well-equipped Irken Invaders are capable of conquering the planet by themselves, though it seems it's mostly a case of leaving it up to their technology to do it once they enter the planet. Hell, a single functional SIR unit seemed pretty capable of conquering the planet, as shown during the episode where GIR gets (temporarily) repaired, and with Tak's functioning SIR unit.
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Destroy the Evidence
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Destroy the Evidence: In "A Room With a Moose", ZIM does this by having the evidence in question self-destruct while screaming "LEAVE NO EVIDENCE!"
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Secret Keeper
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Secret Keeper: Gaz is a subversion.
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Overly Long Gag
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Overly Long Gag: The Doom Song, again. The dodgeball fight in "Vindicated"
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Homage
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Homage: "FBI Warning of Doom".
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Oblivious Younger Sibling
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Oblivious Younger Sibling: Sort of — Gaz isn't oblivious, she just doesn't care. See above.
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Eye Scream
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Eye Scream: In "Walk of Doom", ZIM looks directly into the sun... which causes his eyes to burn and crust over. Even worse given it's not just his eyes but the plastic lenses he wears over them to make himself look human. Molten plastic in the eyes. There's also a brief moment in "Planet Jackers" where, after crashing his cruiser, ZIM's eye pops out of its socket and into his hand for a couple of seconds. He quickly replaces it, but Jesus. While it's only shown in silhouette, "Bestest Friends" ends with Keef's eyes being ripped out by a machine and replaced with a pair of robotic ones that also filter his vision. It gets better! It's implied that while being attacked by a squirrel on the roof of the building next to ZIM's house, Keef fell off and the impact CAUSED HIS NEW EYES TO EXPLODE. In Issue 26, Dib shoots a couple of muffins into Zim's eyes as a distraction, causing him a lot of pain.
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Multiple-Choice Past
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Multiple-Choice Past: Miss Bitters gives a few slightly contradictory accounts of her childhood at different points. Issue #15 of the comics follows up on this, with different students all sharing their vastly different beliefs of what her origins are.
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Election Day Episode
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Election Day Episode: An election is triggered after the actual class president goes crazy in front of the class. Zim wants to win the election because of the power that it would imply (never mind it's just an school election) and Dib wants to stop him because... well, it's his job, and his school life would suck with Zim in charge. He can't win because he's not popular, so he helps a secondary candidate. Dib succeeds in making Zim lose, but it turns out that the school just lobotomizes the election's winner to do the school's bidding, so in the end Zim thanks Dib for saving his life.
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As Himself
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The end-credits of GIR's movie at the start of "FBI Warning of Doom" are mostly normal, but they also credit an actor named Private Poop who plays himself. There's also the warning sign at the beginning of the movie that mentions being "hunted down like the dirty monkey you are and forcing you to wear a moose skin and ride a greased piggy while singing folk tunes."
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Hates Being Touched
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Hates Being Touched: ZIM
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Stand-In Parents
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Stand-In Parents: ZIM has robots to stand in as his parents, and despite them being horribly malfunctioning, nobody notices.
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And I Must Scream
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And I Must Scream: This is what the Console does to people imprisoned in it — it chooses a gamer randomly to control the victim in a simulation remotely while their consciousness and feeling remain intact. Virooz's ultimate fate: the makeshift PAK holding his consciousness is left attached to a couch on an abandoned planet, presumably trapping him there forever.
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Adults Are Useless
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Adults Are Useless: Exaggerated Trope, to the extent that so are most of the other children, for that matter. And a lot of the aliens. Really pretty much every one and every thing in this show is useless. The person who comes the closest to being non-useless is Dib, yet at times even he is useless.
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Bee Afraid
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Bee Afraid: A bee causes ZIM's ship to crash in "Attack of the Saucer Morons". ZIM thinks Tak is after his robot bee. When it flies away, he is very upset. Twice, in "Walk of Doom" and the backup strip for Issue 17, GIR is shown to keep live bees in his head, which get out and attack Zim.
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Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass
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Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: ZIM is an idiot, but he is also a genius at times and shouldn't be underestimated. GIR also qualifies. While he's generally the ultimate Cloud Cuckoo Lander, he occasionally has moments of hypercompetence, if only by accident, and rarely screws up missions by himself.
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Totally Radical
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Totally Radical: Parodied by Poop Dawg in "Door to Door".
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Instant Awesome: Just Add Mecha!
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Instant Awesome: Just Add Mecha!: The Megadoomer, among others.
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Future Imperfect
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Future Imperfect: Invader ZIM takes place Twenty Minutes In The Future and some traditions we have today have apparently changed. For Valentine's Day, people give out meat instead of chocolates due to a past event that Miss Bitters refuses to talk about. Also, Santa Claus has been changed from a person who gives out presents to a Jesus-like figure whose Second Coming is anticipated by the people of Earth.
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The Unapologetic
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The Unapologetic: Dib, when he destroys or disregards something someone else likes or finds important because it’s not as important as him stopping Zim (or whatever other paranormal activity he’s focused on at the time). In fact, he will only ever apologize if the person retaliates in a way he can’t counter. Gaz called him out on this in Issue 5 after she put him in a And I Must Scream situation when he destroyed her chance to be the first person in history to beat a certain video game. Stating that he was just doing everything he could to get out of the situation and didn’t really mean it. It literally took ten million games and logic defying deaths for Dib to legitimately mean his apology.
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Save the Villain
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Save the Villain: Dib agonizes over whether or not to save ZIM in "Hamstergeddon" — on the one hand, Zim's the only one who can stop Ultra Peepi, but on the other ZIM will return to his attempts at world-demolition if Dib saves him. In a funny subversion, ZIM recovers just fine on his own while Dib is agonizing over the decision.
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Myth Arc
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Myth Arc: Or there would have been...
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Arc Villain
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Arc Villain: Virooz in Issues 22-25 of the comic.
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All for Nothing
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All for Nothing: After all the humiliating work Dib does as Zim’s intern in Issue 9, no one likes or even believes his uploaded video.
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Accidental Misnaming
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Accidental Misnaming: A Running Gag in Issue 16 is that Zim keeps referring to Gaz as "Gus". She doesn't seem to mind (at the very least, she never corrects him).
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Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot
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Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: The "Ninja Ghost" Dib claimed to see in his toilet. The giant, flesh-eating, demon squid. The giant, flesh-eating, demon squid's cyborg demon minions. And so much more. When trying to come up with a name for their resistance movement, one of the suggestions for the Resisty's name was "The Pirate Monkeys." Issa awesome name!
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make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Catchphrase
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Catch-Phrase GIR: "I love this show." or "This is my favorite show." or just, "TACOS!" Professor Membrane: "My poor, insane son." Dib: "MY HEAD'S NOT BIG!" ZIM: "I AM ZIM!" Also, "SILENCE!", "DOOM!" and "LIES!" Dib: "You jerk." Police Chief: "GET HIM!"
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Maximum Fun Chamber
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Maximum Fun Chamber: Based on Dib's reaction, a room with a nut-eating moose is either this or a psychological Brown Note.
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Selective Obliviousness
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Selective Obliviousness: It's obvious in the first episode how hated ZIM is by the Tallest. ZIM never notices.
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Fate Worse than Death
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Fate Worse than Death: To the amoebas accidentally created by Zim, living is this due to the fact that Zim’s ultimate destiny is to destroy Earth, and they only live to please him, and since destroying things pleases him he must be angry at them as he hasn’t destroyed them yet.
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Alien Among Us
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Alien Among Us: The premise.
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Nightmarish Factory
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Nightmarish Factory: The skool's boiler room. Surprisingly though, it has plenty of guard rails, averting No OSHA Compliance.
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Genki Girl
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Genki Girl: Moofy from "Girl Who Cries Gnome".
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Spoof Aesop
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Spoof Aesop: The morals to Ms. Bitter's life stories. Usually extremely pessimistic and spirit crushing.
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Toilet Humour
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Played straighter with some mentioned planets and dimensions such as: Exploding head planets, broken glass planets, a dimension of pure itching (you can't tell from the photo, but that stuff's really itchy), and a dimension of pure... organic material.
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Moral Myopia
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Moral Myopia: Despite Dib’s frustration at the world not believing the paranormal, Dib sees nothing wrong with disregarding or even destroying things that other people care about because they aren’t as important as his paranormal studies. This is ultimately revealed in Issue 5 to be the reason for the antagonistic relationship between him and Gaz after he prevented her from being the first person in history to beat a game to show her Zim yelling at a cat. That same issue also showed Gaz to be this as well. She claims that Dib was selfish for trying to get her involved with his interests, but at the same time not only is she never willing to spare him any time, but her obsession with video games is at such a violent level that even Dib's obsession with the paranormal can't compare. And another thing, even when Dib chooses (after the fact) to try and do things that she enjoys, she STILL finds some reason to hurt him (beating Dib up because he happened to win a game fairly).
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You Do NOT Want to Know
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You Do NOT Want To Know:
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Kidnapped Scientist
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Kidnapped Scientist: The Vortians are essentially an entire race of such.
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Squick
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In "Walk of Doom", ZIM looks directly into the sun... which causes his eyes to burn and crust over. Even worse given it's not just his eyes but the plastic lenses he wears over them to make himself look human. Molten plastic in the eyes.
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Antagonist in Mourning
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Antagonist in Mourning: In the unproduced episode "Mopiness of Doom," ZIM loses all motivation when Dib takes a 10-Minute Retirement to learn "real science".
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Epic Fail
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Epic Fail: After posting his video of Zim online, Dib received 91475 negative reviews in 10 seconds.
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Terrified of Germs
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Terrified of Germs: Zim has mysophobia in the episode "Germs".
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Take That!
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Take That!: Zim's plan in Issue 37 is essentially the plot of The Matrix. Which makes Dib's lampshading of all the logic plot holes in it a pretty clear jab at the movies.
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Too Dumb to Live
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Too Dumb to Live: The vast majority of the human race. Dib, even after finding out that the Space Pants are a race of Puppeteer Parasite aliens that consume all of a planet's resources before moving on decided to aid the Pants Queen in defeating Zim, the only one who knew how to defeat them. Luckily Zim was not quite dead.
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Noodle Implements
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Noodle Implements: The final tier of ZIM's test to see who is most fit to be his friend involves a toy taxi and a stuffed beaver. Whatever happened, it took half an hour and left the other participants barely conscious. Issue 14 opens with Zim setting out to gather the supplies needed for his latest Evil Pan — a robot pie oven, seven million pairs of rubber gloves, and a space amoeba with a giant... something. (He falls into a hole before he can finish the sentence, let alone grab anything.)
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Politeness Judo
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Politeness Judo
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Villain Episode
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Villain Episode: Inverted, given that ZIM is a Villain Protagonist — Dib occasionally gets episodes entirely dedicated to himself such as "Battle-Dib" and "The Sad, Sad Tale of Chickenfoot" where ZIM does not appear at all. Also Gaz, in "Game Slave 2".
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Executive Meddling
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In "Game Slave 2," Iggins is stalked, harassed, terrified and almost killed by Gaz in retribution for taking a console she felt was rightfully hers. On the other hand, he's a loudmouth braggart who claimed a false identity in order to take the GS2 from Gaz who WAS ahead of him in line, so the episode's narrative basically extends no sympathy to him whatsoever. The fact that Iggins actually survives the episode at all is a result of Executive Meddling.
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Hypocritical Humor
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Hypocritical Humor: "Attack of the Saucer Morons" opens with ZIM flying around in the Voot Cruiser making police cars crash to test Earth's defenses. He concludes that Earth vehicles are "PATHETIC!!" ZIM's ship then collides with a bee and explodes. Dib in Issue 8 was walking through the skool while condescendingly thinking to himself how people are blind and that they miss what really goes on in the world to the point that they could be surrounded by zombies and not notice. All while being surrounded by zombies and not noticing.
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And Then What?
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And Then What?: Tak’s A.I said it best to Dib in Issue 2:
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Magical Defibrillator
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Magical Defibrillator: In "Bad, Bad Rubber Piggy." The paddles turn to pigs.
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People Jars
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People Jars: Where little Irkens come from.
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Aerith and Bob
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Aerith and Bob: The Irkens must have some interesting naming conventions, as the individuals who are identified are ZIM, Tak, Skoodge, Spleen, Tenn and... Bob. Unproduced episode The Trial would have introduced Irkens named Miyuki and Spork. Even human children have an odd mixture of names. Nick, Kevin and Mary coexist with the likes of Dib, Gaz and Moofy.
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Emotionless Girl
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Emotionless Girl: The Cashier at Sammy’s Rib’s n Diapers Averted when Zim’s Mobile-Suit Human pooped out the morbidly obsessed GIR.
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The Multiverse
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The Multiverse: Appears near the end of Issue #32, when Zim and Dib's pushup competition transcends them out of the universe. The various universes are manifested as giant sentient ab muscles, which offer to send the pair to the universe of their choice. They choose instead to keep competing. This is also the main plot of Issue #40, as a "cosmic mistake" sucks Recap Kid into the space between universes, and views various alternate realities while trying to find their way back to their own.
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It's All About Me
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It's All About Me: The comics repeatedly show that Dib cares a lot more about being right than proving that the paranormal exists. In many cases he has come across aliens or the supernatural and cared more about not wanting to deal with the people involved in those events than the events themselves. Issue 29 shows that Gaz has to schedule time for her to watch TV because Dib hogs it so much and even then he sees nothing wrong with taking the remote from her. Also in Issue 29, Dib was specifically told that he might have magical abilities but refused because he thought soda based magic was stupid. In Issue 30 because Dib took so long to get the Dark Poop the Poop Wizards had to sacrifice themselves to save the world. His only thought was that he gets to keep the soda.
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Knight Templar
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Knight Templar: The Delouser in "Lice," being rather pointedly Not So Different from Dib. Slab Rankle, the security guard from "FBI Warning of Doom," could be argued as one too.
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Child Hater
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Child Hater: Ms. Bitters, beyond a shadow of a doubt.
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Berserk Button
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Berserk Button: You do not dance in front of the monsters in Dank Souls. For Gaz, it's losing to a noob, or someone interrupting her games.
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Girl Scouts Are Evil
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Girl Scouts Are Evil: Moofy and the Girly Rangers.
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Negative Continuity
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Negative Continuity: "Attack of the Saucer Morons" has not one, but two fairly-large groups of humans discover ZIM's true identity. There's also the time ZIM and Dib got turned into baloney, apparently permanently. ZIM never returns Earth to its proper place at the end of "Planet Jackers", plus the moon falls onto it. The same goes for the ending of "Hobo 13", where ZIM is sent to the sun on a ship with locked controls by the Tallest. We never know how he managed to get out of that situation either. "Bad, Bad Rubber Piggy" ends with ZIM's brain replaced by a rubber pig. "Backseat Drivers from Beyond The Stars" ends with Zim getting his brains eaten by a parasite. Reinforced twice in Issue 3 of the comic book adaptation of Invader Zim. The first time was "Recap Kid" getting run over by Zim's voot (meaning the rest of the comic does not follow the previous two issues), the second being at the very end when Dib recalled Issue 3's events and Zim denied them.
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Conspicuous CG
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Conspicuous CG: It doesn't blend in as well as, say, Futurama, but it still looks pretty good. The creators lampshade it in the DVD commentary for "A Room With a Moose", claiming that they spend the whole season's CG budget on the 3D walnuts.
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Fictional Currency
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Fictional Currency: The Irken empire money is called money. And the plural is called moneys.
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Cool and Unusual Punishment
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Cool and Unusual Punishment: A lot of it, perhaps best exemplified by a room... With A Moose! Banishment to the "Realm of Eternal Screaming and... Restlessness".
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Messy Pig
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Messy Pig: A few of them.
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Womb Level
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Womb Level: "NanoZIM".
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Invisible to Normals: Spoofed.
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Weaksauce Weakness
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Weaksauce Weakness: ZIM's ship crashes after a bee hits its windshield. The bee survived. Also, ZIM's aforementioned issues with water.
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Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male
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comment
Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: The way Gaz treats her older brother, Dib for bothering her is a non-romantic example. No wonder she's nicknamed "Dib's scary sister".
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Outrun the Fireball
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Outrun the Fireball: Or "Walk for Your Lives", as the case may be.
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Nighthawks Shot
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Nighthawks Shot: The setting at the start of one episodes is not dissimilar to Edward Hopper's painting called Nighthawks.
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Show Within a Show
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Show Within a Show: The Scary/Angry Monkey, Mysterious Mysteries of Strange Mystery, and Probing The Membrane of Science With Professor Membrane! Issue 20 gives us Floopsy Bloops Shmoopsy.
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Shrug Take
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comment
Shrug Take: "ZIM Eats Waffles" ends with Dib about to freak out, but he can't get into it, breaks off with an irritated "whatever" and rolls into bed.
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Big
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Big "NO!": ZIM and Dib each get their fair share, but the Soda Can Guy in "Battle of the Planets" takes the cake.
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Informed Attribute
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comment
Dib's (supposedly) big head, Membrane considering Dib insane, and spinal injuries.
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Rent-a-Zilla
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comment
Rent-a-Zilla: Ultrapeepi.
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Invader Zim / int_c36365af
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Time Dissonance
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comment
Time Dissonance: In Issue 7, thirty seconds for Zim is thousands of years for the amoebas he created. Also, a side effect of them evolving so fast seems to be a very loose concept of time, as they keep making references to centuries passing every few minutes.
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Gamer Chick
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Gamer Chick: Gaz
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Aesop Amnesia
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comment
Aesop Amnesia: Averted by Issue 10, as Dib has finally learned that Gaz doesn’t care anything about paranormal activity so he pays her to listen to him.
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Couch Gag
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comment
Couch Gag: Where ZIM is at after the world is wrapped in metal cables and it zooms out to show it in a thought bubble in the opening credits varies in episodes, though there are only a few variations.
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Invader Zim / int_c4d09d24
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Yank the Dog's Chain
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Yank the Dog's Chain: "Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom" is all this, but "Vindicated" is probably worse.
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Offscreen Moment of Awesome
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comment
Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Parodied in "GIR Goes Crazy and Stuff". Also in "Gaz Taster of Pork", Dib and Gaz are trapped by the police but in the next scene they are seen in Beaver suits exiting a car. Issue 30 has Poopwatch's fight with Poopthulhu, which happens while Dib is stuck trying to get a bottle of Darkpoop from Zim.
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Ultra Super Death Gore Fest Chainsawer 3000
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comment
Ultra Super Death Gore Fest Chainsawer 3000: Vampire Piggy Hunter, which actually looks to be a decent game.
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Insane Troll Logic
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Insane Troll Logic: Oh there is a lot for this show. But one noticeable one is when the School Psychiatrist stopped believing in aliens because his foot got trapped in an escalator and aliens didn't come to save him.
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Grand Theft Me
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comment
In Issue 25, Virooz creates a makeshift PAK to transfer his mind into Zim's body. But when Zim's own PAK takes it back, Virooz's PAK is left attached to a couch, trapping him.
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Bedlam House
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Bedlam House: "We think Dib's even crazier than normal today! Can we use one of our crazy cards to send him to the Crazy House for Boys?"
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Invader Zim / int_c6c5ce4
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Mini-Mecha
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comment
Issue 39 does something similar, as an alien observing Earth abducts Zim, GIR, Dib and Gaz to his ship, due to them being the only beings present when his exploratory probe and its robot operator were destroyed, so that he can interrogate them on what happened, via putting them in a machine that plays their memories. Dib's memories show that Zim attacked his house in a Mini-Mecha made from random pieces of machinery, and when the robot showed up to meet Dib (do to detecting Tak's ship in his garage and determining it to be the most advanced technology on the planet), Zim took offense and destroyed the robot. In Zim's memories, he peacefully greeted the robot while in a much more advanced mech, only for Dib (whom he portrays as a drooling moron) to blow up the robot by accident. Gaz's memories show that she wasn't even paying attention to the fight at all. And GIR's memories... cause the memory machine to melt down and the alien's ship to explode.
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Shout-Out
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comment
Shout-Out: So very many.
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Invader Zim / int_c75df49a
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Inept Aptitude Test
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comment
Inept Aptitude Test: "Career Day", in which only Dib gets the job he's so desperately trying for. Considering the circumstances surrounding ZIM's banishment from Irk, his results were pretty appropriate too. He was banished to Foodcourtia after Operation Doom I.
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Invader Zim / int_c7a40e17
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The Mentally Disturbed
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comment
The Mentally Disturbed: An incomplete episode revealed that ZIM is this. There's a reason he's so crazy y'know.
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Invader Zim / int_c866231c
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Cyber Punk Is Techno
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Cyber Punk Is Techno: The theme song and some of the soundtrack.
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Gross-Out Show
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comment
Grossout Show: It had its moments. Mostly highlighted in "Dark Harvest" (where Zim attempts to avoid being found out as an alien by stealing human organs), "Germs" (where Zim obtains a pair of goggles that make him highly germophobic due to being able to see everything as riddled with bacteria), and "Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom" (which features such sights as Dib being turned inside out and GIR becoming morbidly obese from gorging on Halloween candy).
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Invader Zim / int_c8ddff0c
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Wicked Weasel
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comment
Wicked Weasel: "Computerrr! Take me to the WEASELS!"
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Invader Zim / int_ca2608c5
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Damned by Faint Praise
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comment
Damned by Faint Praise: In Issue 39, the alien investigating the main characters' memories notes that Gaz seems more stable than Dib and Zim. Gaz dryly notes that that's faint praise.
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Invader Zim / int_cbe3d017
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Wacky Sound Effect
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comment
Wacky Sound Effect: Lots. The sound of air being slowly let out of a balloon is the most common, accompanied by the visual of stupid people straining their brains.
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Invader Zim / int_cbeb76de
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Word of God
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To a lesser extent, GIR being played by a non-actor. Word of God says that having someone who couldn't actually act play him was meant to emphasize how the character was "broken."
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Invader Zim / int_cc4b45f6
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Beyond the Impossible
 Invader Zim / int_cc6f4612
comment
Beyond the Impossible: Dib got 21406 dislikes for his internet video but only 6 views. Even he himself lampshades this.
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Invader Zim / int_cc6f4612
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Lighter and Softer
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comment
Lighter and Softer: Although the comic series remains full of mordant wit and extravagant Dib abuse, Dib's family situation is a little kinder, with a less neglectful Professor Membrane and a more sibling-like relationship with Gaz.
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Invader Zim / int_ce6555f0
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Incoming Ham
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comment
Incoming Ham: The first time we see Professor Membrane is when he is making... *sparks fly* TOAST!!! Of course, he is the inventor of "Super Toast!"
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The Magocracy
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comment
The Magocracy: Poopwatch, an organization dedicated to monitoring the magical use of Poop Cola.
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Roaring Rampage of Revenge
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Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Dib yet again involves Gaz (in the middle of playing an online game, by turning it off) in spying on Zim... telling a cat that was being fed by GIR to get off his lawn. Needless to say, she reacted badly.
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All Part of the Show
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All Part of the Show: The Mysterious Mysteries host experiences an in-universe Creator Breakdown in the middle of the show. It saves his show from being cancelled.
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Third Person Flashback
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Third-Person Flashback: Lampshaded. ZIM remembers escaping from Frycourtia, and Sizz-Lor coming in and swearing to recapture him. Back in the present, Sizz-lor asks how he can remember that last part if he already left. ZIM doesn't have an answer.
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Cassandra Truth
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Cassandra Truth: Normally targeted at Dib.
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Invader Zim / int_cf92fea8
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Used Future
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Used Future
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Mundane Made Awesome
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comment
Mundane Made Awesome: The series loved this trope. Almost every episode featured ZIM or GIR or both turning the most mundane things into sheer awesomeness. "I'm making...toast!!" "Jumping in a puddle? That was your 'fate-of-the-world work'?" ZIM... EATS... WAFFLES ZIM uses the bathroom. "Daughter prepare for the awesome eventuality of dinner."
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Invader Zim / int_d148b019
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Bad Humor Truck
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Bad Humor Truck: The first episode featured an ice cream truck with a voice blaring out propaganda over the speaker phone. "You like ice cream. You like ice cream. You love it. You love it. You cannot resist ice cream. To resist is hopeless. Your existence is meaningless without ice cream."
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Implausible Deniability
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comment
Implausible Deniability: Zim denying that he’s trying to turn all of Earth’s atmosphere into hot cheezo dust while he’s flying into the Earth’s atmosphere with a cargo of flaming hot cheezos.
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type
Hoist by His Own Petard
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comment
Hoist by His Own Petard: In issue 4, the Tallest used a Paranoia Gambit on Zim For the Evulz which eventually caused Zim to send the trash they made him think was an unstoppable weapon back to them. However the device they used to send him the trash was a Flawed Prototype and sending it back could end up destroying half the universe. Specifically the half they were in. In Issue 25, Virooz creates a makeshift PAK to transfer his mind into Zim's body. But when Zim's own PAK takes it back, Virooz's PAK is left attached to a couch, trapping him. Issue 34 reveals that Zim pays to have a private space prison lock up people for him. But when his bill comes up overdue (as a result of him putting GIR in charge of paying it), he gets locked up in the same prison, leaving him at the mercy of the people he imprisoned.
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make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Cloud Cuckoo Lander
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comment
Cloud Cuckoolander: GIR. To a lesser extent, ZIM and Dib.
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Invader Zim / int_d46ddfa2
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Everything's Squishier with Cephalopods
 Invader Zim / int_d4c104be
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Everything's Squishier with Cephalopods
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White Void Room
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White Void Room: "A room... with a moose!"
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Hypocrite
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Hypocrite: Dib telling Groyna, the last survivor of a zombie pants apocalypse, that she is stupid for thinking just one or two people could stop an alien invasion.
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Cheerful Child
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comment
Cheerful Child: Keef. This being Invader ZIM it doesn't end well for him. But he gets better.
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Kicked Upstairs
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Kicked Upstairs: ZIM's task of ruling earth.
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Virtual Reality Interrogation
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Virtual Reality Interrogation: A variation is present in an episode where Zim puts Dib in a virtual reality where he gains ultimate power and uses it to defeat the Irken and become a major celebrity just so he could get Dib to confess that he threw a muffin at him during lunch.
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Vitriolic Best Buds
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Vitriolic Best Buds: The Tallests big time.
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Have You Come to Gloat?
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Have You Come to Gloat?: In "Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom", future ZIM asks this of future Dib.
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Reset Button
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Reset Button: After catastrophically screwing up with a time machine that replaces objects in the past, ZIM sends himself a note not to use the time machine. By replacing his past-brain with the note. Almost the same thing in "Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom," except it never happened to begin with.
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Elaborate Underground Base
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Elaborate Underground Base: ZIM's.
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Hand Wave
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ZIM's robot "parents" only bear a superficial resemblance to actual human beings, yet fool a roomful of people at ZIM's parent-teacher conference. Even when "dad's" arm blows off in a shower of sparks, ZIM is able to handwave it.
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Toilet Teleportation
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Toilet Teleportation: This is the main method of transportation.
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Bad Future
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Bad Future: In Issue 12, Zim and Dib accidentally slingshot into a future where Emperor Zim has taken over the world. Dib is understandably horrified, and while Zim is initially pleased, he finds his future self an ungrateful jerk and teams up with Dib in order to defeat him and escape back to the present.
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Plot Allergy
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Plot Allergy: In Issue 11, Zim discovers Dib is allergic to most furry animals and proceeds to build a machine that launches such animals at Dib. He spends most of the issue just torturing his nemesis, proving he is superior... and then the last panel reveals he's allergic to cats, too.
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The Cake Is a Lie
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The Cake Is a Lie: In "Door to Door", ZIM and Dib's class is selling Poop candy bars for a fundraiser, promised that the student who sells the most candy bars will win a mystery prize. ZIM goes to ridiculous lengths to get it, eventually selling 1.2 million candy bars, only to find out that there was no mystery prize, it was just made up to get the kids to sell more candy bars. But hey, they gave him a can of tuna as consolation.
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World of Jerkass
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World of Jerkass: There are few characters who are genuinely decent in this series.
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Empathic Environment
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Empathic Environment: "GameSlave 2": "The rightful order has been restored."
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Deus Angst Machina
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Deus Angst Machina: It's a Jhonen Vasquez creation, this should go without saying. In "Walk of Doom", ZIM walks into the tallest building to get to the top to get his bearings of the city. As it turns out, that building is a bank that was just robbed, and his human disguise looks just like the bank robber. Cue Chase Scene.
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Egopolis
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Egopolis: Emperor Zim after conquering Earth has renamed every street after himself.
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Art Evolution
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Art Evolution: Subtly. Most prominent when ZIM and the other Irkens are suddenly drawn with two fingers and a thumb, to set them apart from humans.
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A Glitch in the Matrix
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A Glitch in the Matrix: In Issue 37, Dib sees blackberries growing on a tree, and a squirrel with a carapace. This helps him realize that he's trapped in a poorly researched virtual illusion.
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Expy
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Expy: On the commentary for "Walk of Doom", everyone is quick to point out how much the creepy drooling baby on the bus looks like Stewie.
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Goth
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Goth: The entire show has a gothic theme to it. Gaz and Tak are considered as goth girls.
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Keet
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Keet: GIR, the hyperactive robot.
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Mobile-Suit Human
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Mobile-Suit Human: Zim built one in issue 6 to get a bank loan.
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Unexplained Recovery
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Unexplained Recovery: Is a Running Gag for poor Skoodge... First he was sent to Blorch, home of the slaughtering rat people, for being the shortest Invader of Operation Impending Doom II. When he actually did conquer it, the Tallests still didn't like him and launched him out of a cannon. This still didn't stop him from making an appearance in "Hobo 13", where his remarkable recovery was Lampshaded and handwaved:
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Flanderization
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Flanderization: Keef's stalker-ish aspects were highly amplified in "the Return of Keef" compared to his original appearance. Dib got comparatively more crazy and "ZIM-like" as the series progressed.
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Shadow Discretion Shot
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Shadow Discretion Shot: A running gag in the series. Most notably with Keef getting his eyes ripped out, or in "ZIM Eats Waffles" when he grabs something (slightly resembling a plunger) and blasts away the demon squid.
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Bad News in a Good Way
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Bad News in a Good Way: GIR does this all the time. Unintentionally, of course. GIR seems not to be able to tell the difference between good and bad news. There's also the Resisty member who tells Lard Nar how their engine core has been replaced with "a new horrible one!"
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Humongous Mecha
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The Megadoomer, a Humongous Mecha with a stealth feature that makes the mech invisible, but not the pilot. It also has such a massive power draw that it requires an extension cord.
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Kill It with Water
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Kill It with Water: Drives the plot of "The Wettening".
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Ambiguous Disorder
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Ambiguous Disorder: Really ambiguous considering that Irken standards of mental health aren't really known, but Zim definitely has something wrong with him. In fact, the entire premise of "The Trial" is pretty much the quirky alien version of declaring Zim legally insane.
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Easily Conquered World
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Easily Conquered World: Which makes ZIM's repeated failures all the funnier.
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Aside Glance
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In Issue #31, after being confronted by the mutant super bear, Dib turns to the audience and laments that he only has one panel to appreciate it.
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Blue and Orange Morality
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Blue and Orange Morality: Do not try to understand the ways of the Irken people. Of course, given that Zim waited for years inside a toilet for the sake of a plan, Dib is not sure he wants to.
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Braces of Orthodontic Overkill
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Braces of Orthodontic Overkill: Gretchen has ginormous braces.
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Exact Words
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Exact Words: Tak’s A.I hatred of Dib causes it to follow his orders this way In Issue 4, when Zim activated his defense gnomes' motion tracking and told them destroy anything that moves. They detected their own movements and destroyed each other.
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Watch the Paint Job
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Watch the Paint Job: "Police, I'd like to report a ... giant house that flew out of the sky and destroyed my car, okay, thank you! ... AAAGH!!"
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No Ending
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No Ending: As mentioned under Negative Continuity, a lot of episodes just end with no resolution to the conflict of the episode.
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Biting-the-Hand Humor
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Biting-the-Hand Humor: The whole character of Nick (ZIM's human test subject with an inserted happiness brain probe) appears to be a Take That! at Nickelodeon.
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Groin Attack
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Groin Attack: Zim is seen watching footage of his human classmates bullying him in "A Room with a Moose". One piece of footage depicts Dib kicking Zim in the crotch, causing his disguise to fall off.
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Fauxtastic Voyage
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Fauxtastic Voyage: Inverted in "Room With a Moose".
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Snap Back
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Snapback: Quite a few. Some could plausibly have an off-screen explanation, like "Planet Jackers," while others apparently stand in total defiance of canon ("Future Dib"). Likewise there are a few time skips that remain unacknowledged. "There was a time-warp or something." —Sizz-Lorr
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Vomit Discretion Shot
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Vomit Discretion Shot: "GIR! Your waffles have sickened me! FETCH ME THE BUCKET!" In the Latin American dub, it was changed to "GIR! Your waffles have sickened me! BRING ME MORE!"
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Two-Teacher School
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Two-Teacher School: The only Skool teachers that we really see throughout the series and comics are Ms. Bitters and Mr. Elliot. That said, certain episodes and comics have confirmed the existence of other Skool staff, including the Principal, guidance counselors, and a gym coach.
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World Gone Mad
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World Gone Mad
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Homage Shot
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Homage Shot: A scene from "Hamstergeddon" which the crew admits they lifted from the first episode of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Compare◊.
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Pick on Someone Your Own Size
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Pick on Someone Your Own Size: Interesting subversion here, as ZIM and Dib are the same size, and ZIM is from a culture that directly equates worth with height. The result is a rivalry that by all logic should be completely one-sided, as an alien older than any human on Earth, equipped with technology they could only begin to understand, finds an arch-nemesis in a grade-schooler.
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Insignificant Little Blue Planet
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Insignificant Little Blue Planet: The Irken aren't even really sure if there is a planet in Earth's vicinity when they send ZIM away. Which was the whole point in sending him there...
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Aliens Steal Cable
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Aliens Steal Cable: How ZIM does a portion of his 'research.'
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NO INDOOR VOICE
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No Indoor Voice: ZIM basically speaks in screams. Richard Steven Horvitz was forced to record on alternating days so he wouldn't permanently damage his voice. Also, Screamy, a Skool student from the unfinished episode "10 Minutes to Doom." To the point where his head explodes.
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Spider Limbs
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Spider Limbs: ZIM's PAK.
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Undying Loyalty
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Undying Loyalty: ZIM is clearly loyal to the Irken cause.
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Burger Fool
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In "The Frycook What Came From All That Space", it's revealed that Zim was banished to a planet called Foodcourtia, where (as the name implies) he was forced to be a Burger Fool for the rest of his life under Sizz-Lorr. Security doesn't seem to be a huge priority in Irken Culture, though: once he catches wind of Operation Impending Doom 2, Zim easily and promptly escapes. Sizz-Lorr, on the other hand, learns from his mistake and Zim is actually forced to figure out a way to escape a second time.
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Hugh Mann
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Hugh Mann: ZIM when out in public.
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Evil Brit
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Evil Brit: Tak and the stupid aliens from "Abducted".
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20 Minutes into the Future
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20 Minutes into the Future
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Dumbass Has a Point
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Dumbass Has a Point: GIR does this fairly often: In "Walk for Your Lives" ZIM's plan to eliminate the explosion (by setting it ''off'' on full speed!) is so terrible even GIR realizes it. Also in "Plague of Babies": In "Walk of Doom", when ZIM and GIR get horribly lost in the big city: Dib's continued crusade against ZIM, really. Yes, it's true that ZIM is too stupid to deliberately conquer the world, but he's also crazy enough to accidentally destroy it. Keeping ZIM focused on fighting Dib really is keeping the world safe... just not quite in the manner either of them thinks.
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Incessant Music Madness
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Incessant Music Madness: As ZIM flies to Earth, GIR decides to sing the "Doom Song" on the way... for six months straight. ZIM is just about to lose it when they finally arrive.
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True Meaning of Christmas
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True Meaning of Christmas: Dib actually does effectively shame the mob on Christmastime by expounding on it and urging them to go home and spend time with their families. It holds for about five seconds before ZIM shows up as the "Easter Platypus" and turns them against him.
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Misapplied Phlebotinum
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Misapplied Phlebotinum: Spoofed to no end with ZIM's inventions. Here's someone that builds a machine that can suck all the water off of the planet, but only uses it to win a water balloon fight.
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Creepy Child
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Creepy Child: Gaz, Keef, Melvin
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Fission Mailed
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Fission Mailed: In Issue #27, Xooxi's last boring conversation drags on for so long that the comic finally gives out to a black page bearing a message from the issue's artist, stating that she can't stand how boring it is anymore and demanding to know why she was forced to draw it.
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The Walrus Was Paul
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The Walrus Was Paul: Jhonen Vasquez decided to celebrate the "one month only" rerun of the show in March 2010 by giving an Invader ZIM "fact" each day in his blog. All of them devolve into very, very sick tall tales. Considering he rails against the misinformation about the show and its circumstances on the first post, it's not hard to interpret this as his attempt to outdo his own fanbase at bullshitting.
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Human Aliens
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Human Aliens: Subverted. Most aliens shown in the series are at best humanoid in appearance, but there are no human lookalikes.
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Suck E. Cheese's
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Suck E. Cheese's: Bloaty's Pizza Hog.
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Superior Species
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Superior Species: Provides the actual page quote. Although his mission is to blend in with Earth, ZIM hilariously can't resist rubbing it in everyone's face how far more advanced and superior the Irkens are.
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Organ Theft
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Rikki Simons recollecting his consistent fear about being out of a job after each completion of the more... er, questionable episodes (such as "Dark Harvest").
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Baleful Polymorph
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Baleful Polymorph: What Chickenfoot thinks he is.
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Religious Russian Roulette
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Religious Russian Roulette: How guidance counselor Dwicky lost his faith in aliens.
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Shouldn't We Be in School Right Now?
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Shouldn't We Be in School Right Now?: Fairly well averted, as very little seems to get past Mrs. Bitters. ZIM or Dib (mostly ZIM) will mysteriously go absent occasionally, usually to plot revenge, but all battles for world domination must take place after school, or under the guise of a bathroom break.
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Mushroom Samba
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Mushroom Samba: Literal example in the Halloween special. When Ms. Bitters says that she used to be a fairy princess, we're shown a clip of a vividly-colored rainbow world with dancing mushrooms.
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Continuity Lock-Out
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Continuity Lockout: Played with in-universe in "The Most Horrible X-Mas Ever". ZIM's motive for trying to conquer earth and where the Santa suit came from COMPLEEEETLY ELUUUUDES one of the kids Mr. Slushy is telling the story to, because he didn't elaborate on it. His response is to pick the kid up and tuck her 'under' the bed.
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Planet Spaceship: The planet Mars itself gets converted to a spaceship.
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Running Gag
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Running Gag: Dib's (supposedly) big head, Membrane considering Dib insane, and spinal injuries. The mentioning of moose. During a crowd scene with people cheering, there's usually gonna be someone yelling "[Thing we're cheering about] rocks!" ZIM losing interest in whatever he's doing at the moment. Whenever a minor character is made to think hard about something, they close one eye, stick out their tongue and begin acting as though they're having an aneurysm. While a lot is made about how terrible ZIM's disguise is, if you pay attention you'll notice that all of the invaders we ever see in disguise are pretty terrible. Apparently tying rocks to your limbs or a prosthetic nose is all you need to get by as a covert agent. Tak alone seems to be the only invader to avert this. DVD Commentary Running Gag: Several. "Hi, I'm Eric Trueheart, and I had nothing to do with this episode!" (This was repeated to the point where, when an episode he did write gets commentary, everyone else involved absolutely refuses to believe he actually did write it. Richard Horvitz thinks Trueheart just transcribed it or something.) "America loves GIR!"/"America hates Dib." (And, fittingly. "America loves Rikki!"/"America hates Andy.") Pronouncing homage "oh-mah-g" in a drawn-out manner. "How's it goin'?" said in the voice of Old Kid from the first episode. "Did you color this, Rikki?" Rikki Simons recollecting his consistent fear about being out of a job after each completion of the more... er, questionable episodes (such as "Dark Harvest").
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Doomy Dooms of Doom
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Be Doomed by the Doomy Dooms of Your Doomly Doom, Doomed One!: This is, after all, the show that gave us the Doom Song, the Megadoomer, and even titles like "Mopiness of Doom" and "Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom". In the first episode alone there were no fewer than 36 "dooms," and said episode also gave us The Doom Song. Seriously, "Doom: The Series!" might as well be an alternate title.
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Gainaxing
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Gainaxing: ZIM's giant growing bubbly zit "Pustulio" bounces in this fashion when ZIM flicks it.
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Comically Missing the Point
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Comically Missing the Point: Oh, so much. GIR is a constant invoker of this trope, but other characters occasionally get in on it as well. For one instance, in "Bestest Friends", ZIM is greeted by Keef, who is cooking breakfast in ZIM's kitchen and wasn't supposed to be in ZIM's house. ZIM angrily shouts at Keef to get out of his house, to which Keef replies "You don't like waffles..?" After Lord Voxelrot's rant about how he constantly forces everyone to hear about his interest despite them not caring, Dib, realizing that he must know him, replied that if he did he must know how important everything he does really is. Then, after Voxelrot reveals that he was Gaz, Dib took everything as a some complicated prank and demanded that she let him go so he could get back to saving mankind. Gaz had to force herself not to throw her food at him. Dib, what did you think a game entitled Angry Turds would entail? After Zim defeated the Space Pants, Dib went out and taunted all of the confused survivors, telling them that their pants look stupid eventhough they were being controlled by Puppeteer Parasite when they attacked him.
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Department of Redundancy Department
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Department of Redundancy Department: The Show Within a Show "Mysterious Mysteries of Strange Mystery". Not to mention that a lot of ZIM's lines tend to use this. ("Let us rain some doom down upon the filthy heads of our doomed enemies!") An easy-to-miss one in "Nanozim". When ZIM's ship is scanning Dib's brain for the memory of where Dib hid a disc, it finds the memory and displays on the computer screen "Location Located."
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Robot Buddy
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Robot Buddy: GIR, obviously, but the house computer to a lesser extent.
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Ridiculously Cute Critter
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Ridiculously Cute Critter: Peepi the hamster. ZIM attempts to weaponize his cuteness, resulting in the world's most adorable kaiju.
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Theme Naming
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Theme Naming: The main characters all have three letter names: ZIM, GIR, Dib, Gaz. Red and Purple also count, though the other Tallests mentioned have different names.
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Was Once a Man
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Was Once a Man Also Chickenfoot. Except not really.
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Brick Joke
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Brick Joke: In "Career Day," ZIM is told his ideal career is as a fast food slave, and the episode, like most others, suffers from Negative Continuity and so the viewer thinks nothing much of it. Fast forward to "The Frycook What Came From All That Space," and we learn that an Irken Control Brain reprogrammed ZIM's PAK to register him within the Irken Empire as a fast food slave on Foodcourtia. The joke started even earlier, in the first episode: Super Toast, from the first episode to "Future Dib". Issue #14 opens with Zim falling into a hole randomly dug into his front yard, breaking his legs in the process. At the end of the issue, it's shown that he's still stuck in there, and trying throw his legs over his shoulders so that he can climb out.
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Evil Is Petty
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Evil Is Petty: ZIM and Gaz. Zim’s ultimate plan in issue 2 which he took 4 years to enact was to use an ancient transmitter to broadcast Dib's training montage from the slob he was in issue 1 across the entire galaxy and transmit the sound of laughter from every being in the galaxy.
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Buffy Speak: All the time. and so on...
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Pet the Dog
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Pet the Dog: ZIM treats GIR noticeably better than everyone else and actually expresses concern for his safety multiple times. He gets a few other moments where he treats people surprisingly well, but for every Pet The Dog moment ZIM gets, he gets three Kick the Dog moments in return. This prevents the audience from forgetting that ZIM is a bad guy.
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Evil Duo
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Evil Duo: ZIM (ego) and GIR (id).
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DVD Commentary
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DVD Commentary Running Gag: Several. "Hi, I'm Eric Trueheart, and I had nothing to do with this episode!" (This was repeated to the point where, when an episode he did write gets commentary, everyone else involved absolutely refuses to believe he actually did write it. Richard Horvitz thinks Trueheart just transcribed it or something.) "America loves GIR!"/"America hates Dib." (And, fittingly. "America loves Rikki!"/"America hates Andy.") Pronouncing homage "oh-mah-g" in a drawn-out manner. "How's it goin'?" said in the voice of Old Kid from the first episode. "Did you color this, Rikki?" Rikki Simons recollecting his consistent fear about being out of a job after each completion of the more... er, questionable episodes (such as "Dark Harvest").
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Cut Short
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Cut Short: Jhonen Vasquez already plotted out a finale right before the series was canceled.
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Rule of Cool / int_b4fe32c9
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A Form You Are Comfortable With / int_b4fe32c9
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A Glitch in the Matrix / int_b4fe32c9
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A Planet Named Zok / int_b4fe32c9
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A Wizard Did It / int_b4fe32c9
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Abnormal Ammo / int_b4fe32c9
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Absentee Actor / int_b4fe32c9
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Absolute Xenophobe / int_b4fe32c9
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Absurd Phobia / int_b4fe32c9
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Absurdly Powerful Student Council / int_b4fe32c9
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Abusive Advertising / int_b4fe32c9
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Abusive Alien Parents / int_b4fe32c9
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Acclaimed Flop / int_b4fe32c9
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Achilles' Power Cord / int_b4fe32c9
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Actually Pretty Funny / int_b4fe32c9
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Adorably Precocious Child / int_b4fe32c9
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Aerith and Bob / int_b4fe32c9
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Age Cut / int_b4fe32c9
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Agent Mulder / int_b4fe32c9
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Agent Scully / int_b4fe32c9
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Alien Among Us / int_b4fe32c9
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Alien Animals / int_b4fe32c9
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Alien Autopsy / int_b4fe32c9
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Alien Blood / int_b4fe32c9
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Alien Invasion / int_b4fe32c9
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Alien Sky / int_b4fe32c9
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Aliens Are Bastards / int_b4fe32c9
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Aliens of London / int_b4fe32c9
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Aliens Speaking English / int_b4fe32c9
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Aliens Steal Cable / int_b4fe32c9
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Aliens Steal Cattle / int_b4fe32c9
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All There in the Script / int_b4fe32c9
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Almighty Janitor / int_b4fe32c9
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Always Chaotic Evil / int_b4fe32c9
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Always with You / int_b4fe32c9
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Amazingly Embarrassing Parents / int_b4fe32c9
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Ambiguous Gender / int_b4fe32c9
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Ambiguous Innocence / int_b4fe32c9
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Ambiguously Absent Parent / int_b4fe32c9
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hasFeature
Ambiguously Human / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Ambiguously Related / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Amusing Alien / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
And Call Him / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
And Then John Was a Zombie / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Angel/Devil Shipping / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Animation Age Ghetto / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Animesque / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Antagonist in Mourning / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Apathetic Citizens / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Arc Number / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Artificial Family Member / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Artificial Meat / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Ascended Fanon / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Asteroid Thicket / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Astronomic Zoom / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny! / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Author Existence Failure / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Autocannibalism / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Awesome Backpack / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Babies Make Everything Better / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bacon Addiction / int_fe38084c
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bad Humor Truck / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bad Liar / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bad News in a Good Way / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bad Santa / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Badass Longcoat / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bag of Kidnapping / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bag of Kidnapping / int_fe38084c
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Base on Wheels / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Because You Were Nice to Me / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Becoming the Genie / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bedlah Babe / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bedlam House / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bee Bee Gun / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bee People / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Benevolent Genie / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Best Served Cold / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Beware the Silly Ones / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Big Bad Duumvirate / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Big Brother Bully / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Big Red Button / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Big Word Shout / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bio-Augmentation / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bits of Me Keep Passing Out / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bizarre Alien Psychology / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bizarro Universe / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Black and Gray Morality / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Black Bug Room / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Blah Blah Blah / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Blessed Are the Cheesemakers / int_fe38084c
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Blob Monster / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bloodless Carnage / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Blunt / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Body of Bodies / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Boot Camp Episode / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bottle Episode / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Boyish Short Hair / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Braces of Orthodontic Overkill / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Brain Food / int_b4fe2ec9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Brainy Baby / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Brand X / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Breathless Non Sequitur / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bridge Logic / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Broken Record / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Brown Eyes / int_fe38084c
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Buffy Speak / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bumbling Sidekick / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Burger Fool / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
...But He Sounds Handsome / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Butterfly of Doom / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Bystander Syndrome / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Came Back Strong / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Camera Obscurer / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Can't Get Away with Nuthin' / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Can't Un-Hear It / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Caramelldansen Vid / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Cardboard Prison / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Cargo Ship / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Casual Interstellar Travel / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Cel Shading / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Cereal Vice Reward / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Cerebus Retcon / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Chaotic Stupid / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Charlie and the Chocolate Parody / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Chicken Walker / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Child Hater / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Chirping Crickets / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Christmas Elves / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Chromosome Casting / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Chupacabra / int_b4fe2ec9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
City with No Name / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Class Trip / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Classically Trained Extra / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Clingy Costume / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Close-Up on Head / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Clothes Make the Maniac / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Clucking Funny / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Code Name / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Coincidental Broadcast / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Collector of the Strange / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Colony Drop / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Comic-Book Adaptation / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Comic Trio / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Computer Voice / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Conceive and Kill / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Conspicuous CG / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Continuity Creep / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Cool and Unusual Punishment / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Cool, but Stupid / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
This is based on opinion. Please don't list it on a work's trope example list. Copy Cat Sue / int_fe38084c
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Costume Evolution / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Costume-Test Montage / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
*Crack!* / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Crapsaccharine World / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Crazy Homeless People / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Crazy Memory / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Creating Life Is Unforeseen / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Creator Thumbprint / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Creator's Favorite / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Creepy Awesome / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Creepy Cemetery / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Creepy Cute / int_b4fe32c9
 Creepy Goth
seeAlso
Invader Zim
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Criminal Doppelgänger / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Crop Circles / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Cross-Dressing Voices / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Crossover Ship / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Crying Wolf / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Crystal Dragon Jesus / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Cuddle Bug / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Cult Classic / int_fe38084c
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Cultural Translation / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Cut Short / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Cut the Juice / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Cute Machines / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Cuteness Proximity / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Cyanide Pill / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Cyber Punk / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Cyborg / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
DVD Commentary / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Daddy's Girl / int_b4fe2ec9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Dark Fic / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Dark World / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Deadline News / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Death by Cameo / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Death Ray / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Death World / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Decon-Recon Switch / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Deconstructor Fleet / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Deer in the Headlights / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Derailed Train of Thought / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Deuteragonist / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
DeviantArt Recommendations / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Devil in Plain Sight / int_b4fe2ec9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Diabolus ex Machina / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu? / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Did You Die? / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Didn't Think This Through / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Disney Death / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Ditto Aliens / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Ditzy Genius / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Divergent Character Evolution / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Do I Really Sound Like That? / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Do They Know It's Christmas Time? / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Dodgeball Is Hell / int_fe38084c
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Dogs Are Dumb / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Don't Look at Me! / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Door To Door Episode / int_fe38084c
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Double-Meaning Title / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Drill Sergeant Nasty / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Duct Tape for Everything / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Dude, Where's Our Car? / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Dumb Is Good / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Dumbass Has a Point / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Dying Like Animals / int_fe38084c
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Easily Conquered World / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Easily Thwarted Alien Invasion / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Easter Egg / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Eating Machine / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Eating Optional / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Egopolis / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Elaborate Underground Base / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Eldritch Location / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Election Day Episode / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Elemental Plane / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Elevator Action Sequence / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Encyclopedia Exposita / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Ending Theme / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Energy Beings / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Escapism / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Eskimos Aren't Real / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Everything's Better with Monkeys / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Everything's Better with Platypi / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Everything's Deader with Zombies / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Evil Chef / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Evil Duo / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Evil Is Hammy / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Evil Old Folks / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Evil Redhead / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Evil Tastes Good / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Evil Tower of Ominousness / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Exorcist Head / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Explosive Leash / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Expositron 9000 / int_fe38084c
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Expressive Mask / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Eye Glasses / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Eyedscreen / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Eyes Always Shut / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Failure Is the Only Option / int_b4fe2ec9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Fall of the House of Cards / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Family-Unfriendly Violence / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Fanfic Fuel / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Fantastic Arousal / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
/ int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Fantasy-Forbidding Father / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Fascist, but Inefficient / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Fatal Family Photo / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Faux Horrific / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Fauxtastic Voyage / int_fe38084c
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Feet of Clay / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Female Feline, Male Mutt / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Ferris Wheel of Doom / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Fetish Retardant / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Fictional Counterpart / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Fictional Currency / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Fictional Video Game / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Fighting from the Inside / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Finger Poke of Doom / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
This is based on opinion. Please don't list it on a work's trope example list. Fixer Sue / int_fe38084c
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Flashback / int_fe38084c
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Flatline / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Floating Limbs / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Flock of Wolves / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
/ int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Foe Yay Shipping / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Follow the Bouncing Ball / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
For Science! / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Forehead of Doom / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Fountain of Memes / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Franken X / int_fe38084c
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Freakiness Shame / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Free-Range Children / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Frickin' Laser Beams / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Friendly Enemy / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Fun with Subtitles / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Funny Robot / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Future Badass / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Gag Series / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Galactic Conqueror / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Gamer Chick / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Gaslighting / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
General Failure / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Genius Ditz / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Germanic Depressives / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Get Out! / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Getting Smilies Painted on Your Soul / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Giant Wall of Watery Doom / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Gilligan Cut / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Girl Scouts Are Evil / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Giver of Lame Names / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Go Look at the Distraction / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Gone Horribly Wrong / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Goofy Suit / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Gotta Get Your Head Together / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Graceful Ladies Like Purple / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Grandfather Paradox / int_b4fe2ec9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Gross-Out Show / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Grotesque Cute / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Grotesque Gallery / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Hack Your Enemy / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Hacker Cave / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Hairstyle Inertia / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Ham-to-Ham Combat / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Hand Wave / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Hands-Off Parenting / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Hanlon's Razor / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Harassing Phone Call / int_b4fe32c9
 Haruhi Terada
seeAlso
Invader Zim
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Hates Being Touched / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Have You Come to Gloat? / int_fe38084c
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
He Was Right There All Along / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Head Pet / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Heart Drive / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Heh Heh, You Said / int_b4fe2ec9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Hero Antagonist / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Heroic Comedic Sociopath / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Heteronormative Crusader / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Hive Queen / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Homosexual Reproduction / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Hostile Terraforming / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Hufflepuff House / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Huge Holographic Head / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Hugh Mann / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Hulk Speak / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Human Ladder / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Human Outside, Alien Inside / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Humanoid Abomination / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Humanoid Aliens / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Humans Are Morons / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Humans Are the Real Monsters / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Humans by Any Other Name / int_b4fe32c9
 Invader Zim
hasFeature
Humans Through Alien Eyes / int_b4fe32c9
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Hurl It into the Sun / int_b4fe32c9
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Hypnotic Eyes / int_b4fe32c9
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I Can't Hear You / int_b4fe32c9
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I Don't Pay You to Think / int_b4fe32c9
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I Have a Family / int_b4fe32c9
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I Have Your Wife / int_b4fe32c9
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I Know Mortal Kombat / int_b4fe32c9
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I Lied / int_b4fe32c9
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I Reject Your Reality / int_b4fe32c9
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iSophagus / int_b4fe32c9
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I Take Offense to That Last One! / int_b4fe32c9
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I Taste Delicious / int_b4fe32c9
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Idiosyncratic Ship Naming / int_b4fe2ec9
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