Invader Zim (Western Animation) - TV Tropes
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For Gaz, it's losing to a noob, or someone interrupting her games. 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. Dib got dislikes for his internet video but only 6 views.
Even he himself lampshades this. Parodied briefly in Tak: How did I miss that?! Moofy, and Tak somewhat. The whole character of Nick ZIM's human test subject with an inserted happiness brain probe appears to be a Take That! 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. Black and Gray Morality: Dib dynamic, on average. Only Jhonen Vasquez could make the hostile alien takeover of our world so twistedly funny. 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. Dib and ZIM slowly morphing into giant bologna sausages.
It's particularly noticeable in "Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom," where he had Dib helpless in his base, and shot him 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.
It turns out Poop Cola is this to a secret society of wizards. Gaz and Tak in her human disguise mode. Braces of Orthodontic Overkill: Gretchen has ginormous braces.
Issue 22 of the comic sees GIR infected with a virus that makes him try to kill Zim. Brain with a Manual Control: Zim discovers Dib and shrinks to microscopic size to enter Dib's body via microscopic submarine.
Zim accesses Dib's nervous system, giving him control of Dib's arms, and, as a result, making him crush the floppy disk. 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. The owner replied that if Dib brought a few items it might jog his memory. 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.
The joke started even earlier, in the first episode: Weren't you banished to Foodcourtia? 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 issueit's shown that he's still stuck in there, and trying throw his legs over his shoulders so that he can climb out. Score nothing for the ZIM This trope is taken to an absurd, horrific degree, to the point that it deters people from eating fast food and watching the show with a clear conscience.
Pretty much every fast-food chain is portrayed as a disgusting, horrible place to eat or work, with the likes of Crazy Taco, McMeaties, Bloaty's Pizza Hog, and Chicky Licky. Taken to it's logical extreme with Foodcourtia, an entire planet dedicated to fast food. Why was his house so far away? Why was it so freaking hot outside? A curious fly buzzed by the teen's face, only to be swatted at by a nail bitten hand. Everything was annoying today.
And normally, he would've brushed it off and gotten back to his positive-go-lucky-attitude. Therapy was new to him. Dib had seen tons of counselors, a few doctors and several specialists at the local Crazy House for Boys Booted feet drug themselves along the cracking sidewalk as he grew closer and closer to his house.
Why on Earth was he walking when it was so hot outside? Well, that question was answered simply enough; He'd missed the last bus when his father had forgotten to show up.
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And Dib couldn't drive. He'd kind of skipped over that particular 'grown up' achievement in favor of chasing a certain green alien. Dib shook his head angrily.
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And while Dib was reluctant to believe anything that he didn't discover for himself, he was aware that the woman was a trained professional and therefore had some knowledge on the subject of crazy boy brains…. Zim didn't know what he hated most about Earth, and while the list was a very long one, the sun was—without shadow of a doubt—far up on it.
It wouldn't have been so bad if he could just let his antennae out from under this infernal wig. The heat that built up against his scalp was almost unbearable, and he would have done anything to just be able to let his feelers free; he felt close to suffocating. But he wasn't so desperate as to let his cover be jeopardized; he always put himself behind the mission, of course.
He was an invader! He wasn't going to let a lowly star beat him before he could conquer this useless planet. The shade from the bushes helped beat the sun's merciless glare as he bent over on his hands and knees in the garden of an unsuspecting yard. He would have loved to make GIR do this for him, but his new plan required a more delicate touch, one that he knew by learning the hard way GIR was lacking.
But even though he was feeling sluggish in the heat, and only wanted to be indoors, he couldn't help but smile broadly at the sheer shrewdness of his own plan. How surprised the Earth-scum will be when their own foliage revolts against them!
Images of their ugly, horrified faces made Zim cackle in delight. He pushed the loose soil over his insidious creation and backed out of the bushes, onto the hot concrete of the sidewalk. He brushed himself off and adjusted his wig, a satisfied smile on his face.
A smile that quickly faded when he noticed a silhouette approaching him. He had to squint against the heat waves that rose from the sidewalk before he could make out any distinguishing traits. My latest and most amazing plan is already in motion! You won't be able to stop me, and soon you will be able to do nothing more than stand in awe at the mightiness that is ZIIM!
A familiar voice nearly brought Dib to a halt, pupils dilating with the instinctive need to fight his enemy. He was even opening his mouth to questions the alien's suspicious motives; why was Zim behind a bush? What new plan was the little menace planning?
Something evil and stupid no doubt. But, at the last second he slammed his jaw closed, gritted his teeth and deliberately brushed past his irken nemesis. His feet took him further and further away from the impending conflict, second by second, step by step and it was painful.
Why was it so painful? It was because Zim was doing something heinous and Dib was doing nothing to stop him. But, what if the alien wasn't even He had to find that out. He had another appointment on Thursday and until then Dib was going to refrain from having anything to do with Zim.
A whole week without stepping in to stop vile plans or even to glare or--Dib took a steadying breath. Zim was prepared for any harsh words he expected from the Dib human. He was ever prepared for a full out physical assault; and while fighting had become a little harder for Zim since the human had outgrown him over the years, he was still optimistic enough to take him on.
What Zim didn't expect, however, was for Dib to ignore him. What was his angle now? What kind of trap was this?
Zim bore his lavender eyes into the back of Dib's head, trying desperately to read him. Frustration bubbled up inside of him, finally bursting out as he ran in front of Dib, cutting him off abruptly and standing before him. I am an Irken Invader, I demand you show me proper respect! Grovel for your pathetic ball of dirt as I unleash my plan on the world!
Surely Dib was curious; how could he NOT be? They have been through this so many times before, and Dib had never faltered. Only once had he pretended not to care, but he had come back with his determination increased ten-fold! Why was this happening again? Zim had no intentions of reliving those days of lying listless on the couch.
The fact that this seemed to be occurring again made Zim feel sick in his gut. He should be glad that the Dib-thing doesn't seem to want to interfere with Zim's plan, but for some reason it was difficult to imagine his daily routine without Dib in it, even if it was just so he could fight with him.
Perhaps for a millisecond there was a flash of curiosity in the human's amber eyes; he couldn't help it. Curiosity has always been his weakness. It was why he asked so many questions and was sticking his nose into things. That's why the Paranormal interested him so much.