History Fridge / InvaderZim

26th Feb '17 12:43:30 PM nombretomado
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* Zim has a surprising amount of {{Weaksauce Weakness}}es to Earthen stuff; water, meat, beans, barbeque sauce, soda and juice all scorch his flesh like acid. It's been [[WordOfGod stated]] by JhonenVasquez that this is because of how polluted Earth is, but there's another reason that reveals itself over the series. In ''Parent Teacher Night'', it's revealed that Irkens reproduce by [[DesignerBabies mass-cloning irken "smeets"]] in {{Uterine Replicator}}s. And the tendency for repeat cloning resulting in genetic degradation is common enough to be [[CloneDegeneration its own trope]]. In ''Bolognius Maximus'', Zim notes his genetic structure is being overwritten by the bologna [=DNA=] much faster than Dib's human genes. In other words? Being a member of an all-clone species means Zim's genetically much weaker than a human, who has evolved amidst the increasingly polluted Earth.

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* Zim has a surprising amount of {{Weaksauce Weakness}}es to Earthen stuff; water, meat, beans, barbeque sauce, soda and juice all scorch his flesh like acid. It's been [[WordOfGod stated]] by JhonenVasquez Creator/JhonenVasquez that this is because of how polluted Earth is, but there's another reason that reveals itself over the series. In ''Parent Teacher Night'', it's revealed that Irkens reproduce by [[DesignerBabies mass-cloning irken "smeets"]] in {{Uterine Replicator}}s. And the tendency for repeat cloning resulting in genetic degradation is common enough to be [[CloneDegeneration its own trope]]. In ''Bolognius Maximus'', Zim notes his genetic structure is being overwritten by the bologna [=DNA=] much faster than Dib's human genes. In other words? Being a member of an all-clone species means Zim's genetically much weaker than a human, who has evolved amidst the increasingly polluted Earth.
4th Feb '17 11:39:14 AM ranabridged
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* Discussed in universe in issue 10 in a pudding commercial a kids getís turned into pudding and flies away. Zim mentioned how the commercial never shows the kid turning back so he is essentially stuck like that
* Dib being locked in the containment unit with the snarl beast


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* If Dib never left his room for 2 years where did he find the time to learn how to fly Takís ship
12th Oct '16 8:07:17 AM MelancholyUtopia
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* The Tallests seem to prefer Tak over Zim. Why is that? Well, if you look closely, she's slightly taller than him, and we all know how important height is to an Irken's dignity. Of course, it might also have something to do with the fact that Zim singlehandedly brought down Operation Impending Doom II.

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* The Tallests seem to prefer Tak over Zim. Why is that? Well, if you look closely, she's slightly taller than him, and we all know how important height is to an Irken's dignity. Of course, it might also have something to do with the fact that Zim singlehandedly brought down Operation Impending Doom II.
26th May '16 3:54:09 PM LiuMeow
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5th May '16 4:31:38 AM M4r4
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* In Issue 2 of the comic, Zim uses the Gargantis Array [[spoiler: not as a weapon for Earth's destruction but instead to send embarrassing footage of Dib getting back in shape to literally ''the entire galaxy.'']] And at the end [[spoiler: Dib has once again isolated himself in his room, this time to hide from mockery while everyone is laughing outside.]] Zim could have simply done this in order to keep Dib off his back for a longer period of time, but combining some of the points made from the above discussion and well-known consequences of [[spoiler: cyber-bullying, specifically posting videos recorded unknowingly]], what if Zim's whole plan throughout Issues 1 and 2 was really [[spoiler: ''to drive Dib to suicide?'']]
** Meanwhile, Zim actually might not be getting away with his plan whether the above was his real intention or not. Since [[spoiler: Dib managed to destroy both Zim's voot and Gir's legs/rockets, unless he prepared a back-up plan or someone else with transportation comes along (which is unlikely, given the thing was known only as a myth) Zim very well might be trapped on the Gargantis Array forever!]] Not to mention this gets even worse for him if [[spoiler: his PAK requires charging (which he was once shown to be doing in an episode).]] Damn...what a way to begin the comic!
** And then there's Gir. [[spoiler:His legs were blown away, basically paralyzing him, with both Zim and Dib abandoning him in the halls of the array for a full two days or possibly even longer. Granted, it takes a lot to make Gir miserable, but that's still pretty callous on Zim and Dib's part.]]
** Good thing for NegativeContinuity...possibly.
25th Apr '16 6:22:08 PM rTicWolf
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** It might also be because all his answers to the test were "human slave", not too inaccurate a description of a person earning minimum wage in fast food preparation. In other words, instead of making him ruler over humans, it literally made him a slave himself.

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** It might also be because all his answers to the test were "human slave", not too inaccurate a description of a person earning minimum wage in fast food preparation. In other words, instead of making him ruler over humans, it literally made him a slave himself.
25th Apr '16 6:21:10 PM rTicWolf
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** It might also be because all his answers to the test were "human slave", not too inaccurate a description of a person earning minimum wage in fast food preparation. In other words, instead of making him ruler over humans, it literally made him a slave himself.
25th Apr '16 6:15:52 PM rTicWolf
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** The robot parents were there from the first episode, they weren't created for the Parent Teacher Night.
17th Apr '16 11:37:30 AM M4r4
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** Also, seeing that Membrane was bummed out that he couldn't legally perform certain experiments in one of the unaired episodes, did he know what Gaz did and allow it? Did he also know that they could potentially harm/kill Dib (which...Gaz most likely intended at least the former at some point)?

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** Also, seeing that Membrane was bummed out that he couldn't legally perform certain experiments in one of the unaired episodes, did he know what Gaz did and allow it? Did he also know that they could potentially harm/kill Dib (which...is probably one of the biggest intentions Gaz most likely intended at least had in the former at some point)?first place)?
18th Mar '16 9:53:54 AM cryptologicalMystic
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* The trip from Conventia to Earth is shown to take six months, and the Irken transmission that departed at the same time as Zim is shown to reach Earth just before him for Dib to receive. Zim is stated to have been absent from Foodcourtia for twenty years according to Sizz-Lorr in "The Frycook What Came From All That Space". The Massive (with the Resisty's ship following close behind) is clearly shown flying through a sun in "Backseat Drivers from Beyond the Stars"; the closest star to Earth that isn't the Sun, Alpha Centauri, is four light-years away from the solar system. How can we reconcile all this information? [[UsefulNotes/Relativity Relativistic]] TimeDilation and FasterThanLightTravel.

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* The trip from Conventia to Earth is shown to take six months, and the Irken transmission that departed at the same time as Zim is shown to reach Earth just before him for Dib to receive. Zim is stated to have been absent from Foodcourtia for twenty years according to Sizz-Lorr in "The Frycook What Came From All That Space". The Massive (with the Resisty's ship following close behind) is clearly shown flying through a sun in "Backseat Drivers from Beyond the Stars"; the closest star to Earth that isn't the Sun, Alpha Centauri, is four light-years away from the solar system. How can we reconcile all this information? [[UsefulNotes/Relativity [[UsefulNotes/{{Relativity}} Relativistic]] TimeDilation and FasterThanLightTravel.
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