History WesternAnimation / InvaderZim

14th Feb '17 2:27:31 PM ZimFan89
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** AddingInsultToInjury: After the hellish experience of being Zimís intern Issue 9, everyone hated Dib's video, calling it a bad fake. While at the same time they loved Agent Batflaps' video, which was just two hours of his feet.

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** * AddingInsultToInjury: After the hellish experience of being Zimís intern Issue 9, everyone hated Dib's video, calling it a bad fake. While at the same time they loved Agent Batflaps' video, which was just two hours of his feet.
11th Feb '17 8:08:30 AM themisterfree
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: 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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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Breakfast Chunks, to an extent. Huge cubes of bran sold as convenient breakfast food has yet to happen, but General Mills did sell [[https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8456/8031387066_36d5c41b64_b.jpg Breakfast Squares, Squares]], advertised as "a complete meal in two frosted bars," in the '80s. And kids hated them ''so much.''



** Breakfast Chunks are a stab at the equally disgusting Frosted Breakfast Squares General Mills sold in the '80s, which pretty much nobody liked.

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** Breakfast Chunks are a stab at the equally disgusting Frosted [[https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8456/8031387066_36d5c41b64_b.jpg Breakfast Squares Squares]] General Mills sold in the '80s, which pretty much nobody liked.
10th Feb '17 8:47:37 AM ZimFan89
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* FluffyTheTerrible: The Sylvestran Snarl Beast has a default form of a six-legged kitten.
* FollowTheLeader: After Invader ZIM hit cult status and became immensely popular with the preteen demographic, many other animated TV shows started turning towards dark and random humor. Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Misadventures of Flapjack, Adventure Time, and Making Fiends are a few examples.

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* FluffyTheTerrible: The comic series has a few examples:
** In Issue 7, GIR's pet slug monster -- which Zim mutates into a giant armed with MoreDakka -- 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.
* FollowTheLeader: After Invader ZIM hit cult status and became immensely popular with the preteen demographic, many other animated TV shows started turning towards dark and random humor. Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Misadventures of Flapjack, Adventure Time, and Making Fiends are a few examples.
kitten.
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* MisterSeahorse: When a morbidly obsessed 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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* MisterSeahorse: When In Issue 6, when a morbidly obsessed Gir obese GIR fell out of his mobile suit human human, Zim claimed this. The news blamed it on a side effect of the RibiyichRibiyich.



* MutagenicGoo: The Vootcrusers fuel acts as this causing rapid evolution in anything that falls in it

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* MutagenicGoo: The Vootcrusers In Issue 7, the crashed Voot Cruiser's spilled fuel acts as this this, causing rapid evolution in anything that falls in itit.
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* SanityBall: 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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* SanityBall: GIR seems... different... in the episode Walk "Walk For Your Lives.Lives". He's a lot more focused than usual, and is quick to point out the obvious flaws in ZIM's plans.



** Played with Dib singing his own montage music isnít important because he is the only hope for the human race but if he doesnít train heíll go back to being ThePigPen.
** Gaming to Gaz it reached the point that when Dib interrupted Gaz while she was playing a game (as in [[TooDumbToLive turning the game off]]) just so that she could look at Zim yelling at a cat. So 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 TheMatrix 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

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** Played with in the first issue. Dib singing his own montage music isnít important because he is the only hope for the human race race, but if he doesnít train heíll go back to being ThePigPen.
** Gaming to Gaz it Gaz. It reached the point that when Dib interrupted Gaz while she was playing a game (as in [[TooDumbToLive turning the game off]]) just so that she could look at Zim yelling at a cat. So 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 TheMatrix ''Film/TheMatrix'', 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 worldworld.



* ShapeshifterDefaultForm: The Sylvestran Snarl Beast initially looks like a cute 6 legged kitten

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* ShapeshifterDefaultForm: The Sylvestran Snarl Beast initially looks like a cute 6 legged kittenkitten.



* StopWorshippingMe: Zim initially likes having the amoebas worship him, but they quickly get on his nerves.

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* StopWorshippingMe: In Issue 7, Zim initially likes having the amoebas worship him, but they quickly get on his nerves.



* TimeDissonance: Thirty seconds for zim is thousands of years for the amebas 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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* TimeDissonance: Thirty In Issue 7, thirty seconds for zim Zim is thousands of years for the amebas amoebas he created.
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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.



* In issue 12 Zimís actions in the future changed the past. Dib quickly pointed out that that wasnít how it works only to be told to shut up.

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* In issue 12 12, Zimís actions in the future changed the past. Dib quickly pointed points out that that wasnít isn't how it works only to be told to shut up.



** Dib even after finding out that Space pants are a race of PuppeteerParasite aliens that consume all of a planets resource before moving on decided to aid the Pantís queen in defeating Zim the only one who knew how to defeat them. Luckily Zim was not quite dead.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Membrane after he TookALevelInKindness in the comics sold out dib in issue 5 so that the gamer robots wonít take his dinner robot.

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** Dib Dib, even after finding out that the Space pants Pants are a race of PuppeteerParasite aliens that consume all of a planets resource planet's resources before moving on decided to aid the Pantís queen Pants Queen in defeating Zim Zim, the only one who knew how to defeat them. Luckily Zim was not quite dead.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Membrane after he TookALevelInKindness in the comics first comics, sold out dib Dib in issue 5 so that the gamer robots wonít wouldn't take his dinner robot.



* TouchedByVorlons: Played straight [[spoiler: and later averted]] in Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom.

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* TouchedByVorlons: Played straight [[spoiler: and later averted]] in Dib's "Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom.Doom".



* TranquilFury: Gaz in issue 5 after Dib turned off her game

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* TranquilFury: Gaz in issue 5 after Dib turned off her game game.



* {{Troll}}: Takís personality based AíI used Dibís exact words to track Zimís ship so that by the time they got to the location Zim was long gone. It wasnít until after going to hundreds of spaceside attractions that a frustrated Dib tell it to actually catch Zim did it do it.
** Agent Batflaps

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* {{Troll}}: In Issue 2, Takís personality based AíI A.I. used Dibís exact words to track Zimís ship so that by the time they got to the location Zim was long gone. It wasnít until after going to hundreds of spaceside attractions that a frustrated Dib tell tells it to actually catch Zim did it do it.
** Agent BatflapsBatflaps seems to be a parody of your standard Internet troll, coming up with obviously fake videos and only having bad things to say about Dib's.



* TwoHalvesMakeAPlot: "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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* TwoHalvesMakeAPlot: "Tak The hideous New girl" Girl" has this when Dib's Sister sister Gaz found files containing Tak's plan, which gives this exchange:



* TheUnapologetic: Dib when he destroys or disregards something someone else likes or finds important because itís not as important as him stopping Zim (or what other paranormal activity heís focused on at the time). In fact he will only ever apologize if the person retaliates in a way he canít counter.
** Gaz called him out on this in issue 5 after she put him in a AndIMustScream situation when he destroyed her chance to be the first person in history to beat a videogame. Stating that he was just doing everything he could to get out of the situation and didnít really mean it.
** It literally took ten million games and logic defying deaths for Dib to ligitamitly mean his apology.

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* TheUnapologetic: Dib Dib, when he destroys or disregards something someone else likes or finds important because itís not as important as him stopping Zim (or what whatever other paranormal activity heís focused on at the time). In fact fact, he will only ever apologize if the person retaliates in a way he canít counter.
**
counter. Gaz called him out on this in issue 5 after she put him in a AndIMustScream situation when he destroyed her chance to be the first person in history to beat a certain videogame. Stating that he was just doing everything he could to get out of the situation and didnít really mean it. \n** It literally took ten million games and logic defying deaths for Dib to ligitamitly mean his apology.



* UngratefulBastard: Dib in issue 7 after Groyna saved him from being zombiefied he tried to leave her because her experience of being the last survivor in a zombie apocholypse was making her emotional and he was 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 zombiefied friend and she tried to save her Dib pretty much just left her to die.
--> '''Dib''': ''IímÖ umÖ going to go downstairs now and look for the pants-hive. Iíd help butÖ basement door right here so yeah.''

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* UngratefulBastard: Dib in issue 7 8 -- after Groyna saved him from being zombiefied zombified, he tried to leave her because her experience of being the last survivor in a zombie apocholypse apocolypse was making her emotional and he was he's uncomfortable around crying girls. When she convinced him that they could work together together, he kept telling her how stupid she was for thinking one or two people could stop an alien invasion by themselves. Finally Finally, when they came across her zombiefied zombified friend and she tried to save her her, Dib pretty much just left her to die.
--> '''Dib''': ''IímÖ IímÖ umÖ going to go downstairs now and look for the pants-hive. Iíd help butÖ basement door right here so yeah.''



** Likewise in Issue 7, where he quickly gets annoyed with the amoebas worshipping him.



*** Zim after eating a dark matter filled donut



** Zim in Issue 2, after eating a dark matter filled donut, is prominently shown vomiting out of the Voot Cruiser.



* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield

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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfieldWhereTheHellIsSpringfield: 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.



* YouAreTooLate: In issue 2 Zim had already enacted his plan by the time dib got there.

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* YouAreTooLate: In issue 2 Zim had has already enacted his plan by the time dib got there.Dib catches up to him.
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* BlatantLies: In Issue 8, Dib claims he left the family vacation early not because he accidentally deleted Gazís game account resulting in her threatening his life and breaking his Dibpad over his head, but because he discovered that cowboys are the mortal enemies of vampires.



* FantasticFightingStyle: Pants Pants Revolution the ancient pants-based martial arts of the space pants that allows them to generate burst of psychic energy
* FantasticallyIndifferent: Once Professor Membrane converted his consciousness into pure energy he stopped caring about saving earth from Zim
* FateWorseThanDeath: To The amebaís accidently created by Zim living is this due to the fact that zimís 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 hasnít destroyed them yet.

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* FantasticFightingStyle: Pants Pants Revolution Revolution, the ancient pants-based martial arts of the space pants that allows them to generate burst bursts of psychic energy
energy.
* FantasticallyIndifferent: Once In the BadFuture, once Professor Membrane converted his consciousness into pure energy energy, he stopped caring about saving earth from Zim
Zim.
* FateWorseThanDeath: To The amebaís the amoebas accidently created by Zim Zim, living is this due to the fact that zimís Zimís ultimate destiny is to destroy earth Earth, and they only live to please him him, and since destroying things pleases him [[InsaneTrollLogic he must be angry at them as he hasnít destroyed them yet. yet]].



* FluffyTheTerrible: Sylvestran Snarl Beast

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* FluffyTheTerrible: The Sylvestran Snarl BeastBeast has a default form of a six-legged kitten.



* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Spoofed; not only was the original form not that uncomfortable, but they turned into ''shoes''.
** Dib lampshades this, and gets smacked for it.
* ForScience: Why would membrane build Gaz a machiene 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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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Spoofed; not only was the original form not that uncomfortable, but they turned into ''shoes''.
**
''shoes''. Dib lampshades this, and gets smacked for it.
* ForScience: Why would membrane Membrane build Gaz a machiene 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. horrors? For sciencescience.



* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Dib while imprisoned with no company other than his future self's corpse starts arguing with it.

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* GoMadFromTheIsolation: In Issue 12, Dib while imprisoned with no company other than his future self's corpse corpse, starts arguing with it.



* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: The Mobile-Suit Human zim used to get a loan

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* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: The Mobile-Suit Human zim mobile-suit human Zim used to get a loanbank loan in Issue 6 ends up broken in half by GIR running off with the legs.



--> '''Gaz''': ''I think you hiding in here forever is awesome Dib, but Zim has been gone a long time. Let it go. Move on. Take a bath. It was funny at first, but now itís just awful and gross. Youíre gross, Dib.''
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In issue 4 the tallest used a ParanoiaGambit on Zim ForTheEvulz 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 FlawedPrototype and sending it back could end up destroying half the universe. Specifically the half they were on.

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--> '''Gaz''': ''I I think you hiding in here forever is awesome Dib, but Zim has been gone a long time. Let it go. Move on. Take a bath. It was funny at first, but now itís just awful and gross. Youíre gross, Dib.''
Dib.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In issue 4 4, the tallest Tallest used a ParanoiaGambit on Zim ForTheEvulz which eventually caused zim 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 FlawedPrototype and sending it back could end up destroying half the universe. Specifically the half they were on.in.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Dib calling Groyna the last survivor of a zombie pants apocolyse that she is stupid for thinking just one or two people could stop an alien invasion

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Dib calling Groyna telling Groyna, the last survivor of a zombie pants apocolyse apocalypse, that she is stupid for thinking just one or two people could stop an alien invasioninvasion.



* LaserGuidedKarma: After an issue of tormenting Dibís PlotAllergy Zim ends up getting a hive

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* LaserGuidedKarma: After an issue of tormenting Dibís PlotAllergy PlotAllergy, Zim ends up getting a hivehive from a cat.



* MadArtist: When Zim pretends to be an artist for his latest plan people take his usual eccentricities as him being this.

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* MadArtist: When Zim pretends to be an artist in Issue 3 for his latest plan plan, people take his usual eccentricities as him being this.



* MagicVersusScience: Zim vs the Pantís queen in their Pants Pants Revolution fight.

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* MagicVersusScience: Zim vs the Pantís queen Space Pants' Queen in their Pants Pants Revolution fight.



* TheMentallyDisturbed: An incomplete episode revealed that [[spoiler: ZIM]] is this. There's a ''reason'' he's so crazy y'know.
* MessyPig

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* TheMentallyDisturbed: An incomplete episode revealed that [[spoiler: ZIM]] ZIM is this. There's a ''reason'' he's so crazy y'know.
* MessyPigMessyPig: A few of them.



* MobileSuitHuman: Zim built one in issue 6 to get a loan
* MoralMyopia: Despite Dibís frustration at the world not taking the paranormal Dib seeís nothing wrong with disregarding or even destroying things that other people care about because they arenít as important as his paranormal studies. This is ultimately revealed to be the reason for the antagonistic relationship between him and Gaz after he prevented here from being the first person in history to beat a game to show her Zim yelling at a cat.
--> '''Gaz''': ''If I only could not care, but nooooo! You make me care. Whether I like it or not. You want to be left to your stupid business, but every chance you get, you think everyone, you think I have to hear about that business. Donít yeww''
** 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 happen to win a game fairly).

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* MobileSuitHuman: Zim built one in issue 6 to get a loan
bank loan.
* MoralMyopia: Despite Dibís frustration at the world not taking believing the paranormal paranormal, Dib seeís sees nothing wrong with disregarding or even destroying things that other people care about because they arenít 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 here her from being the first person in history to beat a game to show her Zim yelling at a cat.
cat.
--> '''Gaz''': ''If If I only could not care, but nooooo! You make me care. Whether I like it or not. You want to be left to your stupid business, but every chance you get, you think everyone, you think I have to hear about that business. Donít yeww''
you?
** that That same issue also showed Gaz to be this as well she 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 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 happen to win a game fairly).



** "Daughter prepare for the awesome eventuality of ''dinner''.

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** "Daughter prepare for the awesome eventuality of ''dinner''."



* NoExceptYes: Dib left the family vacation early not because he accidently deleted Gazís game account resulting in her threatening his life and breaking his dibpad over his head. But because he discovered that cowboys are the mortal enemyís of vampires.
* NoEnding: As mentioned under negative continuity, a lot of episodes just end with no resolution to the conflict of the episode.

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* NoExceptYes: Dib left the family vacation early not because he accidently deleted Gazís game account resulting in her threatening his life and breaking his dibpad over his head. But because he discovered that cowboys are the mortal enemyís of vampires.
* NoEnding: As mentioned under negative continuity, NegativeContinuity, a lot of episodes just end with no resolution to the conflict of the episode.



* NotSoDifferent: Gazís obsession with games
--> '''Gaz''': ''your kind has plagued me from the start. Judging me, not understanding the heart of a true gamer, or hearts depending on the game. No more. I save you for last because you were the worst and now the world gets to watch you pay the price for your crimes against humanity.''
** Itís revealed that punching a hole into other worlds is extremely difficult 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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* NotSoDifferent: Gazís obsession with games
games:
--> '''Gaz''': ''your Your kind has plagued me from the start. Judging me, not understanding the heart of a true gamer, or our hearts depending on the game. No more. I save you for last because you were the worst and now the world gets to watch you pay the price for your crimes against humanity.''
humanity.
** Itís Thing is, itís revealed that punching a hole into other worlds is extremely difficult difficult, as if you do it the wrong way it tears reality apart. It took Gaz a lot of tries to get it right right, so who knows how many countless realities she destroyed merely to get revenge on dib.Dib.



*** It's finally confirmed in the comics that "Membrane" is the family name.



* PaperThinDisguise: When pretending to be an artist all Zim did was put on glasses a hat and a scarf and change his name to Shminvader Shmim

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* PaperThinDisguise: ** When pretending to be an artist in Issue 3, all Zim did was put on glasses glasses, a hat hat, and a scarf scarf, and change his name to Shminvader ShmimShmim.



* ThePigPen: Dib when he became a shut in after Zim disappeared.
** The smell was so bad that Gaz and Membrane had to burn all of his things to get rid of it.

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* ThePigPen: Dib when he became a shut in after Zim disappeared. \n** The smell was so bad that Gaz and Membrane had to burn all of his things to get rid of it.



** Played [[strike:straight]] 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... [[ToiletHumour organic material]].

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** Played [[strike:straight]] 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... [[ToiletHumour organic material]].



* PlotAllergy: Issue 11, Zim discover's Dib is allergic to cats (and 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....

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* PlotAllergy: In Issue 11, Zim discover's discovers Dib is allergic to cats (and most furry animals) 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.... superior... and then the last panel reveals he's allergic to cats, too.



* PokeThePoodle: In issue 1 of the 2015 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.
** Averted when Gir literally launches a poodle in space.

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* PokeThePoodle: In issue 1 of the 2015 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.
** Averted
subscribing. Then averted when Gir literally launches a poodle in into space.



* PuppeteerParasite: The space pants from Slksskz
* RantInducingSlight: Gaz to Dib after he unplugged her game

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* PuppeteerParasite: The space pants from Slksskz
Slksskz.
* RantInducingSlight: Gaz to Dib after he unplugged her gamegame.



** When Zim discovered that he was allergic to catís Dib was able to solve the problem by getting himself some allergy meds rendering himself immune to Zim's attacks.

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** When Zim discovered that he was allergic to catís cats, Dib was able to solve the problem by getting himself some allergy meds meds, rendering himself immune to Zim's attacks.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: 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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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: 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 lawn. Needless to say say, she reacted badly.



* SacrificialPlanet: The show has an alien race from the [[StealthPun 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, [[TooDumbToLive even though they could easily just move to a different, more stable planet instead.]]

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* SacrificialPlanet: The show has an alien race from called the [[StealthPun planet 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, [[TooDumbToLive even though they could easily just move to a different, more stable planet instead.]]
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* AdaptiveAbility: The Lady Bugs created by Zim in issue 6 where not only able to recover from being obliterated by Zimís blaster they became immune to it.
** AddingInsultToInjury: After the hellish experience of being Zimís intern everyone hated his video calling it a bad fake. While at the same time they loved Agent-Batflaps video which was just two hours of his feet.
--> '''Gaz''': ''Hey Dib! I can hear you crying through the wall! Shutup!''

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* AdaptiveAbility: The Lady Bugs monster lady bugs created by Zim in issue 6 where 7 are not only able to recover from being obliterated by Zimís blaster blaster, they became immune to it.
** AddingInsultToInjury: After the hellish experience of being Zimís intern Issue 9, everyone hated his video Dib's video, calling it a bad fake. While at the same time they loved Agent-Batflaps video Agent Batflaps' video, which was just two hours of his feet.
--> '''Gaz''': ''Hey Hey Dib! I can hear you crying through the wall! Shutup!'' Shutup!



* AesopAmnesia: Averted Dib has finally learned that Gaz doesnít care anything about paranormal activity so he pays her to listen to him

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* AesopAmnesia: Averted by Issue 10, as Dib has finally learned that Gaz doesnít care anything about paranormal activity so he pays her to listen to himhim.



* AllForNothing: After all the humiliating work dib did as Zimís intern no one liked or even believed his uploaded video.

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* AllForNothing: After all the humiliating work dib did Dib does as Zimís intern in Issue 9, no one liked likes or even believed believes his uploaded video.



* AndIMustScream: This is what the consol does it chooses a Gamer randomly to control the victim in a simulation remotely while their consciousness and feeling remain in tacked
* AndThenWhat: Takís A.I said it best to Dib in Issue 2
--> '''Takís Ship''': ''Youíre going after Zim. An Irkan Invader with untold decades of military training and a history of violence and mayhem. You donít know where heís going or what he plans to do. And you are a feeble, unarmed human in a stolen ship that you have no idea how to use. When you catch Zim. You are going to.. what exactly?''
--> '''Dib''': ''well..stop him.''
--> '''Takís ship''': ''right then. Tracking Zimís garbage signature for the earthbaby with no plan.''

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* AndIMustScream: This is what the consol Console does to people imprisoned in it -- it chooses a Gamer gamer randomly to control the victim in a simulation remotely while their consciousness and feeling remain in tacked
intact.
* AndThenWhat: Takís A.I said it best to Dib in Issue 2
2:
--> '''Takís Ship''': ''Youíre Youíre going after Zim. An Irkan Irken Invader with untold decades of military training and a history of violence and mayhem. You donít know where heís going or what he plans to do. And you are a feeble, unarmed human in a stolen ship that you have no idea how to use. When you catch Zim. You are going to.. to... what exactly?''
exactly?
--> '''Dib''': ''well..Well... stop him.''
him.
--> '''Takís ship''': ''right Right then. Tracking Zimís garbage signature for the earthbaby with no plan.''



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Dibís intern duties in issue 8 include Dusting The Ooze, Walking Minimoose, Eatiing burnt peanuts because it shuts Gir up, data entry, Robo-parents maintenance, and yard work

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Dibís intern duties in issue 8 9 include Dusting The Ooze, Walking dusting the ooze, walking Minimoose, Eatiing eating burnt peanuts because it shuts Gir up, data entry, Robo-parents Robo-Parents maintenance, and yard workwork.



%%** Even moreso Gaz in "Gaz, Taster of Pork". Easily the most deserving example in the entire series.

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%%** Even moreso ** A very argumentative example, but there's also Gaz in "Gaz, Taster of Pork". Easily Some feel she's the most deserving example in the entire series.



** The console slot dib is in was specially made so that while heís in a simulation, a robotic boot kicks him in the butt
--> '''Dib''': ''whÖwhy?''
--> '''Lord''': ''Because The Future!''
** Dib using Takís ship it canít properly function while it has Dibís personality uploaded to it because well itís Dib. However Takís personality hates him so not only does it constantly [[ExactWords warp his instructions]] but also tries to override his command so that it can kill him.
** An Eggopolise where every street is named after yourself

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** The console slot dib Dib is imprisoned in Issue 5 was specially made so that while heís in a simulation, a robotic boot kicks him in the butt
butt.
--> '''Dib''': ''whÖwhy?''
WhÖwhy?
--> '''Lord''': ''Because The Future!''
'''Lord Voxelrot''': Because the future!
** Dib using Takís ship -- it canít properly function while it has Dibís personality uploaded to it because well because, well, itís Dib. However However, Takís personality hates him so not only does it constantly [[ExactWords warp his instructions]] but also tries to override his command so that it can kill him.
** An Eggopolise {{Egopolis}} where every street is named after yourselfyourself.



* BaitAndSwitch: In the Xliactian Historian nobody will find out the jump codes that lead to the Gargantis ArrayÖ. Unless they buy a bunch of stuff
** In issue 5 when Dib was about to be locked up for being an NPC
--> '''Dib''': ''youíre gonna lock me in here?! But I didnít do anything!''
--> '''Lord Voxelrot''': ''youíre right, and that ďanythingĒ was gaming. Which you didnít do but listen. Donít think of the console as a prison for NPCís. think of it as a way for an NPC to finally be given a sense of purpose besides just filling space.''
--> '''Dib''': ''that doesnít sound so b-''
--> '''Lord: ďAlso itís a hideous prison''
--> '''Dib''': ''NOOOOOOOOOO''
** After Dib asked lord who he was he replied that heíll never tell him. Heíll keep him hooked up to the consol and Dibíll always wonder who he is before just deciding to revel heís Gaz

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* BaitAndSwitch: In the The Xliactian Historian will tell nobody will find out the jump codes that lead to the Gargantis ArrayÖ. Unless ArrayÖ unless they buy a bunch of stuff
stuff.
** In issue 5 5, when Dib was about to be locked up for being an NPC
NPC:
--> '''Dib''': ''youíre Youíre gonna lock me in here?! But I didnít do anything!''
anything!
--> '''Lord Voxelrot''': ''youíre Youíre right, and that ďanythingĒ was gaming. Which you didnít do but listen. Donít think of the console as a prison for NPCís. think of it as a way for an NPC to finally be given a sense of purpose besides just filling space.''
space.
--> '''Dib''': ''that That doesnít sound so b-''
b-
--> '''Lord: ďAlso '''Lord Voxelrot:''' Also itís a hideous prison''
prison.
--> '''Dib''': ''NOOOOOOOOOO''
NOOOOOOOOOO!
** After Dib asked lord Voxelrot who he was was, he replied that heíll never tell him. Heíll keep him hooked up to the consol Console and Dibíll always wonder who he is is... before just deciding to revel heís GazGaz.



* BerserkButton: You do not dance in front of the monsters in Dank Souls
** for Gaz its losing to a noob
* BewareTheSillyOnes: 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).
* BeyondTheImpossible: Dib got 21406 dislikes for his internet video but only 6 views even he himself lampshaded this.

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* BerserkButton: You do not dance in front of the monsters in Dank Souls
Souls.
** for Gaz For Gaz, its losing to a noob
noob.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Issue 12 shows that Zim will conquer Earth in the future, creating an Egopolis {{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).
* BeyondTheImpossible: Dib got 21406 dislikes for his internet video but only 6 views even views. Even he himself lampshaded lampshades this.



** By issue 9 Zim has completely forgotten uploading embarrassing footage of dib working out for all the universe to see.

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** By issue Issue 9 Zim has completely forgotten uploading embarrassing footage of dib Dib working out for all the universe to see.see, at the end of Issue 2.



** After lords 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.
** After revealing 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 PuppeteerParasite when they attacked him

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** After lords Lord Voxelrot's rant about how he constantly forces everyone to hear about his interest despite them not caring Dib caring, Dib, realizing that he must know him him, replied that if he did he must know how important everything he does really is.
** After revealing
is. Then, after Voxelrot reveals that he was Gaz 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
him.
*** Dib,
what did you think a game entitled Angry Turds would entail.
entail?
** After Zim defeated the Space Pants Pants, Dib went out and taunted all of the confused survivors survivors, telling them that their pants look stupid eventhough they were being controlled by PuppeteerParasite when they attacked him him.



* DramaticIrony: Dib in issue 6 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 zombieís and not notice. All while being surrounded by zombies and not noticing.



* Eggopolise: Emperor Zim after conquering Earth has renamed every street after himself.

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* Eggopolise: {{Egopolis}}: Emperor Zim after conquering Earth has renamed every street after himself.



* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: Santa]]

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* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: Santa]]The Santa suit becomes one.]]



* EpicFail: After posting his video of Zim Dib received 91475 negative reviews in 10 seconds

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* EpicFail: After posting his video of Zim online, Dib received 91475 negative reviews in 10 secondsseconds.



--> '''Dib''': ''wait you couldíve caught up with Zim any time? Why didnít you do it before now?''
--> '''Takís ship''': ''you asked me to Track Zim. You didnít say Catch him.''
** 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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--> '''Dib''': ''wait Wait you couldíve caught up with Zim any time? Why didnít you do it before now?''
now?
--> '''Takís ship''': ''you You asked me to Track track Zim. You didnít say Catch him.''
catch him.
** When In Issue 4, when Zim activated his defense Gnomes gnomes' motion tracking and told them destroy anything that moves. They detected their own movements and destroyed each other.


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** 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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** Gaming to Gaz it reached the point that when Dib interrupted Gaz while she was playing a game (as in [[TooDumbToLive turning the game off]]) just so that she could look at Zim yelling at a cat. So 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 TheMatrix 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.


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* ShapeshifterDefaultForm: The Sylvestran Snarl Beast initially looks like a cute 6 legged kitten


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* StopWorshippingMe: Zim initially likes having the amoebas worship him, but they quickly get on his nerves.


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* TimeDissonance: Thirty seconds for zim is thousands of years for the amebas 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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* In issue 12 Zimís actions in the future changed the past. Dib quickly pointed out that that wasnít how it works only to be told to shut up.


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** Dib even after finding out that Space pants are a race of PuppeteerParasite aliens that consume all of a planets resource before moving on decided to aid the Pantís queen in defeating Zim the only one who knew how to defeat them. Luckily Zim was not quite dead.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Membrane after he TookALevelInKindness in the comics sold out dib in issue 5 so that the gamer robots wonít take his dinner robot.


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* TranquilFury: Gaz in issue 5 after Dib turned off her game


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* TheUnapologetic: Dib when he destroys or disregards something someone else likes or finds important because itís not as important as him stopping Zim (or what other paranormal activity heís focused on at the time). In fact he will only ever apologize if the person retaliates in a way he canít counter.
** Gaz called him out on this in issue 5 after she put him in a AndIMustScream situation when he destroyed her chance to be the first person in history to beat a videogame. Stating that he was just doing everything he could to get out of the situation and didnít really mean it.
** It literally took ten million games and logic defying deaths for Dib to ligitamitly mean his apology.


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* UngratefulBastard: Dib in issue 7 after Groyna saved him from being zombiefied he tried to leave her because her experience of being the last survivor in a zombie apocholypse was making her emotional and he was 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 zombiefied friend and she tried to save her Dib pretty much just left her to die.
--> '''Dib''': ''IímÖ umÖ going to go downstairs now and look for the pants-hive. Iíd help butÖ basement door right here so yeah.''


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* WhoWouldBeStupidEnough: 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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* LaserGuidedKarma: After an issue of tormenting Dibís PlotAllergy Zim ends up getting a hive


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* MagicVersusScience: Zim vs the Pantís queen in their Pants Pants Revolution fight.


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* MisterSeahorse: When a morbidly obsessed 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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* MoralMyopia: Despite Dibís frustration at the world not taking the paranormal Dib seeís nothing wrong with disregarding or even destroying things that other people care about because they arenít as important as his paranormal studies. This is ultimately revealed to be the reason for the antagonistic relationship between him and Gaz after he prevented here from being the first person in history to beat a game to show her Zim yelling at a cat.
--> '''Gaz''': ''If I only could not care, but nooooo! You make me care. Whether I like it or not. You want to be left to your stupid business, but every chance you get, you think everyone, you think I have to hear about that business. Donít yeww''
** 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 happen to win a game fairly).


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* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Gaz using the flesh processor to give herself extra arms so that she can play multiplayer games by herself.


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* MutagenicGoo: The Vootcrusers fuel acts as this causing rapid evolution in anything that falls in it


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* NoExceptYes: Dib left the family vacation early not because he accidently deleted Gazís game account resulting in her threatening his life and breaking his dibpad over his head. But because he discovered that cowboys are the mortal enemyís of vampires.


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* NoFairCheating: Gaz after Dib defeated her in a fighting game.


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* NotSoDifferent: Gazís obsession with games
--> '''Gaz''': ''your kind has plagued me from the start. Judging me, not understanding the heart of a true gamer, or hearts depending on the game. No more. I save you for last because you were the worst and now the world gets to watch you pay the price for your crimes against humanity.''
** Itís revealed that punching a hole into other worlds is extremely difficult 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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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: In issue 6 zombies are created by wearing mind altering alien pants


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* PlotAllergy: Issue 11, Zim discover's Dib is allergic to cats (and 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....


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* PuppeteerParasite: The space pants from Slksskz
* RantInducingSlight: Gaz to Dib after he unplugged her game


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** When Zim discovered that he was allergic to catís Dib was able to solve the problem by getting himself some allergy meds rendering himself immune to Zim's attacks.


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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: 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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* DifficultButAwesome: Punching a hole into other worlds is extremely difficult if you do it the wrong way it tears reality apart.
* DisneyVillainDeath: This is how Zim defeats his future self.


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** While posing as an alien to act as Zimís intern Dib convinces him to kidnap and perform experiments on an internet troll


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* DramaticIrony: Dib in issue 6 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 zombieís and not notice. All while being surrounded by zombies and not noticing.


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** Zim is known as Skyfist to the planets in the tiny galaxy


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* Eggopolise: Emperor Zim after conquering Earth has renamed every street after himself.


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* EmotionlessGirl: The Cashier at Sammyís Ribís n Diapers
--> '''Cashier''': ''Would you like to try the new Ribiyich, itís back one final time. Oh God no, the horror of this sandwich.''
** Averted when Zimís Mobile-Suit Human pooped out the morbidly obsessed Gir


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*** 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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* EpicFail: After posting his video of Zim Dib received 91475 negative reviews in 10 seconds


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* FantasticFightingStyle: Pants Pants Revolution the ancient pants-based martial arts of the space pants that allows them to generate burst of psychic energy
* FantasticallyIndifferent: Once Professor Membrane converted his consciousness into pure energy he stopped caring about saving earth from Zim
* FateWorseThanDeath: To The amebaís accidently created by Zim living is this due to the fact that zimís 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 hasnít destroyed them yet.


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* FluffyTheTerrible: Sylvestran Snarl Beast


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* ForScience: Why would membrane build Gaz a machiene 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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* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Dib while imprisoned with no company other than his future self's corpse starts arguing with it.


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* HypeBacklash: In universe Dib uploaded a video stating that it was actual proof that aliens actually do exist saying that it would blow peoples minds. It turns out that it was just Zim and Gir (while in disguise) in a dumpster with Zim asking him why he brought him there. Needless to say the viewers werenít happy.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Dib calling Groyna the last survivor of a zombie pants apocolyse that she is stupid for thinking just one or two people could stop an alien invasion


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* ImplausibleDeniability: Zim denying that heís trying to turn all of Earthís atmosphere into hot cheezo dust while heís flying into the Earthís atmosphere with a cargo of flaming hot cheezos.
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