History Characters / InvaderZim

20th May '17 2:44:10 PM Gregzilla
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: [[SarcasmMode You'll never guess]] [[CaptainObvious which one is Red and which one is Purple]].

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: [[SarcasmMode You'll never guess]] [[CaptainObvious which one is Red and which one is Purple]].Their names are their eye colors.
15th May '17 9:39:46 PM Segal991
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* AliensSpeakingEnglish

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* AliensSpeakingEnglishAliensSpeakingEnglish: He comes from planet Irk, yet still knew English before even coming to Earth.



* HairTriggerTemper

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* HairTriggerTemperHairTriggerTemper: He's known for his anger issues.



* ItsAllAboutMe

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* ItsAllAboutMeItsAllAboutMe: Zim is absurdly selfish and cares about no one else.



* MostDefinitelyNotAVillain

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* MostDefinitelyNotAVillain MostDefinitelyNotAVillain: He passes himself off as a human and nobody else but Dib and Gaz notice that he doesn't look much like a human.



* ReassignedToAntarctica

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* ReassignedToAntarcticaReassignedToAntarctica: Forced to stay on Earth.



* SycophanticServant

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* SycophanticServantSycophanticServant: He goes to extreme lengths to impress the Tallest.



* TerrifiedOfGerms: In "Germs", he panics when noticing that germs are everywhere.



* AttentionDeficitOohShiny

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* AttentionDeficitOohShinyAttentionDeficitOohShiny: He's distracted a lot.



* EatingOptional: being a robot, GIR doesn't need to eat, but he does anyway out of enjoyment of Earth food.

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* EatingOptional: being Being a robot, GIR doesn't need to eat, but he does anyway out of enjoyment of Earth food.



* OcularGushers: "WHYYYYYY?! WHY, MY PIGGY?! I LOVEDED YOU PIGGY! I LOVEDED YOU!"

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* OcularGushers: "WHYYYYYY?! "[[BigWhy WHYYYYYY?!]] WHY, MY PIGGY?! I LOVEDED YOU PIGGY! I LOVEDED YOU!"



* ArchEnemy: to Zim

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* ArchEnemy: to ZimTo Zim.



* BadassBookworm
* BadassLongcoat

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* BadassBookworm
BadassBookworm: A smart kid who is tough.
* BadassLongcoatBadassLongcoat: A black one.



* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood

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* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhoodHilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: His parents don't like him much.



* KidHero

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* KidHeroKidHero: A school age boy and one of the heroes.



* NoRespectGuy

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* NoRespectGuyNoRespectGuy: Everyone else is an idiot and he's unlucky.



* BoyishShortHair

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* BoyishShortHairBoyishShortHair: She's tomboyish and her hair is short.



* DeadpanSnarker

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* DeadpanSnarkerDeadpanSnarker: Snarks like there's no tomorrow.



* EnfanteTerrible

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* EnfanteTerribleEnfanteTerrible: She's just a kid, but still sadistic.



* ForeheadOfDoom

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* ForeheadOfDoomForeheadOfDoom: Her forehead is pretty big, and she's short-tempered.
18th Apr '17 7:23:18 PM YeMightyDespair
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* TheFairFolk: If what she said about formerly being a fairy princess is true, she is most certainly this rather than the [[FairyCompanion friendlier type.]]
13th Apr '17 7:24:51 AM EdwardX1
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* AmbitionIsEvil


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* AmbitionIsEvil: While clearly not evil, Dib is shown to have high hopes and dreams for his future and this can lead to his more jerkass and sadistic moments.
11th Apr '17 8:24:05 PM Snowsky
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* CrossdressingVoices: In the Japanese and Mexican dubs and as a smeet.

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* CrossdressingVoices: In the Japanese and Mexican As a baby. Some foreign dubs and as also give him a smeet.voice actress, probably to facilitate his more high-pitched voice.



* ExpressiveMask: His contact lenses change pupil size like real eyes.

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* ExpressiveMask: His contact lenses change pupil size like real eyes. Somehow.
* FauxAffablyEvil: The few times Zim teams up with Dib to stop a more chaotic evil.



* FauxAffablyEvil: The few times Zim teams up with Dib to stop a more chaotic evil.



* FailedAttemptAtDrama: In the 2017 teaser trailers, he tries to scare the audience with a video message about [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall his return and newfound plans to conquer Earth,]] only to get interrupted by GIR.
-->'''Zim:''' ''(in a deep and ominous voice)'' People of Earth...did you really think you'd seen the last of me? Don't you know an Invader never stops until their mission is complete? I've been watching you. Waiting. And soon your world will be MINE!
-->''(GIR giggles)''
-->'''Zim:''' ''(returns to normal voice, annoyed)'' No, GIR! I'm being serious!
-->'''GIR:''' But I like your voice! It's funny!
-->'''Zim:''' I'm not ''being'' funny! I'm being, you know, terrifying and spooky!
-->'''GIR:''' Oooooh, okay!
-->'''Zim:''' ''(resumes deep voice)'' Soon your world will be... ''(normal voice)'' ...now you've ruined it, GIR! Nice going!
-->'''GIR:''' Awww.



* GeneralFailure: He really ''is'' a moron. His stupidity is usually what prevents him from conquering anything at all (if [[WorthyOpponent Dib]] or [[BumblingSidekick Gir]] has no interference). The most common assumption for this is that he carries a defective [[AwesomeBackpack PAK]], which is basically an Irken invader's brain, knowledge and competence. A recent interview with Richard Horvitz (which you can find on Tumblr) said this is partially because of his blind allegiance to his planet. Horvitz said Zim would tell right away GIR was just trash, but because the Tallest said he was "advanced," Zim instantly believed them.

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* GeneralFailure: He really ''is'' a moron. His stupidity is usually what prevents him from conquering anything at all (if [[WorthyOpponent Dib]] or [[BumblingSidekick Gir]] GIR]] has no interference). The most common assumption for this is that he carries a defective [[AwesomeBackpack PAK]], which is basically an Irken invader's brain, knowledge and competence. A recent interview with Richard Horvitz (which you can find on Tumblr) said this is partially because of his blind allegiance to his planet. Horvitz said Zim would tell right away GIR was just trash, but because the Tallest said he was "advanced," Zim instantly believed them.



** In "Germs", he ''really'' doesn't want to be hugged by Gir, though this could be due to his [[NeatFreak germophobia.]]

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** In "Germs", he ''really'' doesn't want to be hugged by Gir, GIR, though this could be due to his [[NeatFreak germophobia.]]



* InsectoidAliens: Zim, and all other Irken, resemble generic humanoid bugs, not helped by the fact that their PACK's contain mechanicalspider legs.

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* InsectoidAliens: Zim, and all other Irken, Irkens, resemble generic humanoid bugs, not helped by the fact that their PACK's [=PAKs=] contain mechanicalspider mechanical spider legs.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Though he would never admit it, he can occasionally be a little attached to Gir.
** In Battle of the Planets, when Gir was actually being helpful (in his standard crazy state, no less), he said to himself: "Maybe that little robot isn't such a bad evil minion after all."
** In an unfinished episode, he screamed in sorrow when Gir transformed into a beef.
** "And I already promised the moon to Gir."
** In "Halloween Spectacular Of Spooky Doom", he was worrying if Gir could take on all the "zombies" all by himself.
** Once Zim gives Gir a lollipop when he cried, though it was mostly to shut him up.
** When Gir gets the two lost and Zim snaps at Gir, causing him to cry, Zim looks uncomfortable and comments that yelling will get them nowhere which is as close to an apology as Zim might ever get.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Though he would never admit it, he can occasionally be a little attached to Gir.
GIR.
** In Battle of the Planets, when Gir GIR was actually being helpful (in his standard crazy state, no less), he said to himself: "Maybe that little robot isn't such a bad evil minion after all."
** In an unfinished episode, he screamed in sorrow when Gir GIR transformed into a ground beef.
** "And I already promised the moon to Gir.GIR."
** In "Halloween Spectacular Of Spooky Doom", he was worrying if Gir GIR could take on all the "zombies" all by himself.
himself.
** Once Zim gives Gir GIR a lollipop when he cried, though it was mostly to shut him up.
** When Gir GIR gets the two lost and Zim snaps at Gir, GIR, causing him to cry, Zim looks uncomfortable and comments that yelling will get them nowhere which is as close to an apology as Zim might ever get.



** In "GIR Goes Crazy And Stuff", he wears a police hat he took from Officer Squidman.

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** In "GIR Goes Crazy And and Stuff", he wears a police hat he took from Officer Squidman.
6th Apr '17 8:10:47 PM RacattackForce
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* AdaptationalHeroism: While still snarky, cruel and mean-spirited, Gaz comes off as much more emotionally invested in things in the comics than she ever did in the series. She's also generally more civil with Dib.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: While still snarky, cruel and mean-spirited, Gaz comes off as much more emotionally invested in things in the comics than she ever did in the series. She's also generally more civil with Dib. Overlaps with CharacterizationMarchesOn and FlatCharacter below.
19th Mar '17 1:12:52 PM nombretomado
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A female Irken out to seek Zim's mission and prove herself as a worthy Invader to the Tallests. Fifty years ago, Zim caused a blackout that caused her to miss her test to become an Irken-Elite. Not to be confused with [[NamesTheSame the main character]] of another [[{{Nickelodeon}} Nick]] franchise, ''WesternAnimation/TakAndThePowerOfJuju.''

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A female Irken out to seek Zim's mission and prove herself as a worthy Invader to the Tallests. Fifty years ago, Zim caused a blackout that caused her to miss her test to become an Irken-Elite. Not to be confused with [[NamesTheSame the main character]] of another [[{{Nickelodeon}} [[{{Creator/Nickelodeon}} Nick]] franchise, ''WesternAnimation/TakAndThePowerOfJuju.''
26th Feb '17 12:43:36 PM nombretomado
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* MadEye: This ''is'' a JhonenVasquez production.

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* MadEye: This ''is'' a JhonenVasquez Creator/JhonenVasquez production.
25th Jan '17 1:57:33 PM LentilSandEater
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** However, her tendencies are subverted when you realize that most Irken Invaders are as competent and talented as Tak, and that Zim is so incompetent that he's seen as an embarrassment to his species. Remember, a single Irken invader is ''supposed'' to have the intelligence and resources to be able to take over a planet by themselves, whereas Zim is...[[UnderStatement not so intelligent]] and working with deliberately malfunctioning material.
18th Jan '17 5:19:20 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheStarscream: In ''GIR Goes Crazy and Stuff''. Especially since the episode was made in attempt to show fans that he isn't supposed to be good-natured.



* TheStarscream: In ''GIR Goes Crazy and Stuff''. Especially since the episode was made in attempt to show fans that he isn't supposed to be good-natured.
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