History Characters / EarthwormJim

20th Jun '16 11:48:37 AM AndyLA
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* AntiClimaxBoss: In both games. In Down the Tubes, you just need to tip over his fishbowl. In Anything but Tangerines, Jim simply plucks him out of his fishbowl and eats him.



* StrawCharacter - Scientist: According to his blog, the creationist DougTenNapel created Professor Monkey-for-a-Head as a TakeThat to his Darwinist high school science teachers.

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* StrawCharacter - Scientist: According to his blog, the creationist DougTenNapel created Professor Monkey-for-a-Head as a TakeThat to his Darwinist high school science teachers. The cartoon transferred this trait to Bob.
19th Jun '16 4:09:37 PM AndyLA
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* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Yet another result of being possessed by the demonic spirit. Peter considers it one of the better perks.

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* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Yet Cartoon only (he is completely naked in the games), this is yet another result of being possessed by the demonic spirit. Peter considers it one of the better perks.
19th Jun '16 4:08:22 PM AndyLA
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** First as a SecretCharacter for PC version of ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden'', which also was distributed by [[Creator/PlaymatesToys Playmates Interactive]].
** But his most famous appearance outside this game series is in ''[[ClayFighter ClayFighter 63 1/3]]'' and its {{sequel}} ''Sculptor's Cut'' (again as SecretCharacter) for UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo64}}. In both games, Jim is on vacation after his adventures and came to the Klaymodo Island, where he joined heroes to stop [[MadScientist Dr. Kiln]] of convert the world into clay. And also has VideoGame/{{Boogerman}} as TheRival on these games. In both, his voice actor is Creator/DanCastellaneta as in the TV series.

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** First as a SecretCharacter for PC version of ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden'', which also was distributed by [[Creator/PlaymatesToys Playmates Interactive]].
Interactive]], in which he was just a MovesetClone of Rungo.
** But his most famous appearance outside this his game series is in ''[[ClayFighter ClayFighter 63 1/3]]'' and its {{sequel}} ''Sculptor's Cut'' (again as SecretCharacter) for UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo64}}. In both games, Jim is on vacation after his adventures and came to the Klaymodo Island, where he joined heroes to stop [[MadScientist Dr. Kiln]] of convert the world into clay. And also has VideoGame/{{Boogerman}} as TheRival on these games. In both, his voice actor is Creator/DanCastellaneta as in the TV series.



* {{Catchphrase}}: "Guh-roovy!"
** "EAT DIRT, [Blank]! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"

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* {{Catchphrase}}: "Guh-roovy!"
"Groovy!" (extended to "Guh-roovy!" in the cartoon)
** "EAT DIRT, [Blank]! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"[insert insult to enemies here]! AH-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"



* HeroicComedicSociopath: Jim's plan A boils down to "blast away randomly at any viable target while laughing maniacally".
-->'''Jim:''' EAT DIRT, EVERYONE IN THE VICINITY!!!!

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* HeroicComedicSociopath: Jim's plan A B boils down to "blast away randomly at any viable target while laughing maniacally".
-->'''Jim:''' Oooo-kay. When all else fails... START BLASTING!!! AH-HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! ''(shooting at a black hole)'' EAT DIRT, EVERYONE IN THE VICINITY!!!!INSUFFERABLE SPACE ANOMALY!!!
19th Jun '16 3:58:17 PM AndyLA
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* MismatchedEyes: His left eye is green, while the right one appears irisless (they both have pupils, though).
9th Jun '16 1:56:03 PM Drakkenmensch
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* TomTheDarkLord: The most evil conqueror and destroyer fish in the universe is named Bob.
5th Jan '16 7:30:29 PM Basara-kun
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*** [[spoiler:And Creator/Interplay wants him back for [[http://www.interplay.com/about/article.php?id=80 the next ClayFighter title for 2016.]]]]

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*** [[spoiler:And Creator/Interplay Creator/{{Interplay}} wants him back for [[http://www.interplay.com/about/article.php?id=80 the next ClayFighter title for 2016.]]]]
5th Jan '16 7:29:45 PM Basara-kun
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*** "Earthwormmm Jimmmm!", said it as [[Wrestling/WWE Mr. Kennedy]].

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*** "Earthwormmm Jimmmm!", said it as [[Wrestling/WWE [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} Mr. Kennedy]].
5th Jan '16 7:29:07 PM Basara-kun
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* BreakoutCharacter[=/=]GuestFighter: Jim is the only character that appears in other games than this series, mostly in {{Fighting Game}}s:
** First as a SecretCharacter for PC version of ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden'', which also was distributed by [[Creator/PlaymatesToys Playmates Interactive]].
** But his most famous appearance outside this game series is in ''[[ClayFighter ClayFighter 63 1/3]]'' and its {{sequel}} ''Sculptor's Cut'' (again as SecretCharacter) for UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo64}}. In both games, Jim is on vacation after his adventures and came to the Klaymodo Island, where he joined heroes to stop [[MadScientist Dr. Kiln]] of convert the world into clay. And also has VideoGame/{{Boogerman}} as TheRival on these games. In both, his voice actor is Creator/DanCastellaneta as in the TV series.
*** [[spoiler:And Creator/Interplay wants him back for [[http://www.interplay.com/about/article.php?id=80 the next ClayFighter title for 2016.]]]]



** And don't forget the ones from ''ClayFighter 63 1/3'':
*** "I'm a superhero!"
*** "Eat Cow!"
*** "Tumbleworm!"
*** "Earthwormmm Jimmmm!", said it as [[Wrestling/WWE Mr. Kennedy]].



* GuestFighter: Jim is the only character that appears in other games than this series, mostly in [[FightingGame fighting games]]:
** First as a SecretCharacter for PC version of ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden'', which also was distribuited by [[Creator/PlaymatesToys Playmates Interactive]].
** But his most famous appearance outside this game series is in ''[[ClayFighter ClayFighter 63 1/3]]'' and its {{sequel}} ''Sculptor's Cut'' (again as SecretCharacter) for UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo64}}. In both games, Jim is on vacation after his adventures and came to the Claymodo Island, so he joins heroes to stop [[MadScientist Dr. Kiln]] of convert the world into clay. And also has VideoGame/{{Boogerman}} as TheRival on these games. In both, his voice actor is Creator/DanCastellaneta as in the TV series.
*** [[spoiler:And Creator/InterplayEntertainment wants him back for [[http://www.interplay.com/about/article.php?id=80 the next ClayFighter title for 2016.]]]]
5th Jan '16 7:08:55 PM Basara-kun
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* GuestFighter: Jim is the only character that appears in other games than this series, mostly in [[FightingGame fighting games]]:
** First as a SecretCharacter for PC version of ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden'', which also was distribuited by [[Creator/PlaymatesToys Playmates Interactive]].
** But his most famous appearance outside this game series is in ''[[ClayFighter ClayFighter 63 1/3]]'' and its {{sequel}} ''Sculptor's Cut'' (again as SecretCharacter) for UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo64}}. In both games, Jim is on vacation after his adventures and came to the Claymodo Island, so he joins heroes to stop [[MadScientist Dr. Kiln]] of convert the world into clay. And also has VideoGame/{{Boogerman}} as TheRival on these games. In both, his voice actor is Creator/DanCastellaneta as in the TV series.
***[[spoiler:And Creator/InterplayEntertainment wants him back for [[http://www.interplay.com/about/article.php?id=80 the next ClayFighter title for 2016.]]]]
3rd Dec '15 6:27:58 PM Maetch
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'''Game:''' Sweet-hearted yet ditzy sister to Queen Slug-for-a-Butt, hearing news about the Princess is what inspires Jim to travel across the universe to save her. Their first meeting, though, is less than impressive, as a cow falls on her and knocks her out cold.

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'''Game:''' Sweet-hearted yet ditzy sister to Queen Slug-for-a-Butt, hearing news about the Princess is what inspires Jim to travel across the universe to save her. Their first meeting, though, is less than impressive, as a cow falls on her and knocks her out cold.
cold. In the sequel, she is kidnapped by Psycrow so he can marry her and become Ruler of the Universe.



A strange creature that resembles a large blob of green goo with eyes, Snott is stated in the games to be a refugee from the Mucus Planet, having snuck into Jim's backpack in search of a sandwhich while Jim was recovering after defeating Major Mucus. In the cartoon, his origins are never revealed.

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A strange creature that resembles a large blob of green goo with eyes, Snott is stated in the games to be a refugee from the Mucus Planet, having snuck into Jim's backpack in search of a sandwhich sandwich while Jim was recovering after defeating Major Mucus. In the cartoon, his origins are never revealed.



'''Game:''' A notorious mercenary and bounty hunter, feared for his determination, Psycrow was commissioned by Queen Slug-for-a-Butt to bring her the Super Suit newly constructed by Professor Monkey-for-a-Head. But on the way, he was attacked by an agent deployed from the Phlegm Galaxy by Major Mucus, who stole the Suit. Psycrow destroyed the agent's ship, but the suit plunged to the planet Earth, creating Earthworm Jim. Determined not to fail his mission, Psycrow stalked Jim all the way to the planet Insectica, striving to ambush Jim on each leg of his journey between planets.

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'''Game:''' A notorious mercenary and bounty hunter, feared for his determination, Psycrow was commissioned by Queen Slug-for-a-Butt to bring her the Super Suit newly constructed by Professor Monkey-for-a-Head. But on the way, he was attacked by an agent deployed from the Phlegm Galaxy by Major Mucus, who stole the Suit. Psycrow destroyed the agent's ship, but the suit plunged to the planet Earth, creating Earthworm Jim. Determined not to fail his mission, Psycrow stalked Jim all the way to the planet Insectica, Insectika, striving to ambush Jim on each leg of his journey between planets.



* HarmlessVillain: In the games... sorta. He may be an AnticlimaxBoss, but his level is gruelling and his minions are formidable fighters. In the cartoons, he is bumbling like all the others but can cause trouble for Jim in his schemes.

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* HarmlessVillain: In the games... sorta. He may be an AnticlimaxBoss, but his level is gruelling grueling and his minions are formidable fighters. In the cartoons, he is bumbling like all the others but can cause trouble for Jim in his schemes.



* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: She is the queen of Insectica, and both ends of her body can kill you. She is even more powerful while wearing the Super Suit.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: She is the queen of Insectica, Insectika, and both ends of her body can kill you. She is even more powerful while wearing the Super Suit.



** CanonImmigrant: He later appeared with Evil in ''Menace 2 The Galaxy''.



* CanonImmigrant: He appeared in the tie in game ''Menace 2 The Galaxy'' however and was planned to appear in ''3D''.

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* ** CanonImmigrant: He appeared in the tie in game ''Menace 2 The Galaxy'' however and was planned to appear in ''3D''.


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* IJustWantToHaveFriends: In one episode, Evil Jim gets jealous of Jim's friends and decides to make clones of them for himself. They naturally end up being the exact opposite of the originals in personality.
* IronicEcho: Evil Jim states that everything Jim loves, he hates, and vice-versa. However, Jim points out that since he hates losing, Evil Jim must love it.
-->'''Evil Jim:''' Don't be so literal-minded. ''(proceeds to beat up Jim)''
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