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[[caption-width-right:341: "Lost? Frightened? Confused? ''GOOD!'' [[EvilLaugh Nha ha ha ha ha ha ha!]]"]]

->''Oh look, what clever children! See them study, watch them learn?\\
How I HATE those goody-goodies, how they make my stomach turn!\\
I've got a little ''secret'' that'll really make them cry;\\
It's a nasty kind of magic, from a special kind of guy!\\
This book is made to order, but it isn't to be read:\\
When they open up this book, they're sucked inside instead,\\
To the most unpleasant place they've ever seen:\\
The Magic Labyrinth of I.M. Meen!\\
Very scary and confusing, destination of my choosing!\\
Magic Labyrinth of I.M. Meen!''
-->-- ''Opening theme song''

'''''I.M. Meen''''' is an "educational" child's game where you are forced to fend off a [[{{Pun}} mean]]-spirited man (voiced by the accomplished actor Peter Berkrot) and his guardians after he traps you in his magic maze. His assistant, Gnorris, [[MinionWithAnFInEvil helps you in secret]] along the way as you defeat the guardians, and eventually Meen himself.

Animated by Animation Magic, the same people behind the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDIGames'', [[DerangedAnimation every cutscene feels like an]] [[DisneyAcidSequence acid trip]]. Because of this, I.M. Meen has become popular in WebAnimation/YouTubePoop.

Had a sequel called ''Chill Manor'', which starred Meen's girlfriend/wife, Ophelia, as she tries to literally rewrite history.

The game itself is essentially a FirstPersonShooter (more specifically, a ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' clone without the Main/{{BFG}}) with the only "educational" segments coming from locked doors that can be opened only by fixing grammar mistakes.
!!''I.M. Meen'' contains examples of:

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Some parts of the labyrinth.
* AlphabetSoupCans: Fixing grammatical mistakes to traverse levels? Why not!
* AntagonistTitle: The name of the game and the villain are the same.
* BadassBookworm: The playable characters, who got dragged into the story by reading a book. Because most of the projectile weapons are disposable, you, a prepubescent child, will be knocking out [[SmashMook gigantic trolls]] with GoodOldFisticuffs for most of the early levels.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: I.M. Meen. Yes, he's completely insane, not to mention a PsychopathicManchild, but he's also a powerful wizard with a lot of monsters under his command, and he has kidnapped several children.
* BigBad: Meen himself, obviously.
* BraggartBoss: Meen considers himself to be the most powerful magician in the world, but seeing as he got beaten up by a little goodie-goodie armed with only good knowledge of grammar, his claim is rather hard to believe. Either he's lying or the global magic level is really low. Some of the grammar puzzles (specifically, the ones where you fix the grammar in letters between him and other magicians) suggest that it's the former.
* BreakableWeapons: All weapons ([[SwordOfPlotAdvancement except one]]) break after a certain number of uses.
* CardCarryingVillain: IM Meen, who is an openly sadistic, shameless child hater.
* ChildHater: Meen, the titular villain, enchanted the book that sucked the player characters into his world so he could torment them.
* CowTools: The Laboratory levels are filled with tools with no discernible function.
* DerangedAnimation: Given that it was animated by the same people who did the animation for the Zelda CDI games, this was bound to happen, which leads to some ''very'' [[NightmareFace creepy expressions]] from Meen himself.
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* DownerEnding: The sequel, ''Chill Manor''. [[spoiler:You finally capture Ophelia... only for Meen to teleport in, free her from her restraints, and mock you (even saying he has a feeling that you and him will be meeting very soon, a subtle way to advertise the first game), before warping out. Ophelia then blows a raspberry and laughs in an obnoxious tone at you before vanishing. Well, ''that'' was pointless!]]
* EmergencyEnergyTank: Stealth Sneakers restore all of your health. That's because your health is actually your "energy", and the sneakers somehow rejuvenate you.
* EvilIsHammy: Meen is an archetypical, loud villain; the game opens with him gleefully singing about his plans.
* EvilLaugh: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g4z7e94gnQ Meen's got some completely and utterly insane ones.]]
* EvilSorcerer: Meen, who enchanted the book that sucked the player characters into his world.
* ExpositoryThemeTune: The opening song to the game, pretty much.
* FadeAroundTheEyes: Played with in one cutscene. Instead of the background fading away, Meen does this by teleporting in such a way that everything but his eyes disappears, and the eyes disappear a second later.
* FreezeFrameBonus: I.M. Meen's face in the last cutscene, when he says "But I'll be BACK!"
** As Meen threatens to "turn you into a... CHIPMUNK!", he momentarily poses in such a way as to look like one.
* {{Gonk}}: Even without the OffModel quality of the animation, Meen isn't a very good-looking guy. In particular, his face is overly thin except for his chin.
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: In "Hooray For Meen", Meen manages to slip by two guards of the Toxo Corporation by making it seem that one of them called the other a dope, causing both of them to fight each other.
* HauntedCastle: Levels 25 through 28 take place in one.
* HelpfulMook: Gnorris, who is Genuinely Gentle.
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue: Meen writes his own fanfiction.
* LargeHam: The eponymous villain is a seriously good example of such, to the point of being [[MemeticMutation a star across the internet]].
* MascotVillain: The titular I.M. Meen, who's flamboyant nature outshines the rest of the cast and is the source of many a WebAnimation/YouTubePoop.
* MeaningfulName: The villain is indeed "meen," [[MemeticMutation in more ways than one.]]
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Gnorris clearly doesn't agree with Meen's plans, and has set things up so that you can free the children he's captured. Presumably he only works for Meen because the alternative is BalefulPolymorph.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: I.M. Meen. "I am mean."
* NoEnding: While you ''do'' defeat Meen in the ending, the only thing you get after beating the game is [[https://youtu.be/ci1DmqWs2yU?t=2m21s one final cutscene]]...then a cut to the game's ending credits, before it boots back to the DOS menu. That's it; no explanation of whether you and/or the others got out of the labyrinth, nor do you even get an AWinnerIsYou screen. Sure, it's an educational game, but at least a "THE END" screen would be nice.
* ObviouslyEvil: Come on, would ''you'' trust someone whose name sounds like "I am mean"?
* OffModel: The animation isn't ''quite'' so bad when it's not supposed to be characters you've known since you could first pick up a controller, but ''still''... Notably, Meen's face looks completely different from scene to scene.
* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass: Meen ''hates'' smart kids, but apparently, doesn't think they're all ''that'' smart, because almost every lock in the maze is powered by bad grammar. Literally, just fix the grammar in the sentences written on the maze, and the door opens! Justified in that Gnorris appears to have rigged the locks that way. It doesn't seem to be Meen's intention.
* PortalBook: The magic labyrinth's entrance is a book.
* PsychopathicManchild: Meen, definitely. Not only does he clearly act like a massive pedophile, it gets even worse once you realize that he actually ''isn't'' a pedophile; he simply [[ChildHater hates innocent schoolchildren so much]] that he is somehow willing to trap them inside his labyrinth for all of eternity...all while [[AmbiguouslyGay singing and dancing]] like a lunatic.
* PunnyName: I.M.Meen, Writewell.
* PurelyAestheticGender: You can play as a boy named Scott or a girl named Katie. Meen will refer to the player as "bookworm" regardless of chosen gender.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Your basic attack is a quick punch with no cooldown.
* StupidStatementDanceMix[=/=]SpeedyTechnoRemix: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLqjJqdfVLs This,]] and some others.
* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: Writewell's Book (which also qualifies as an InfinityPlusOneSword against regular enemies). Gnorris tells you that you don't stand a chance against Meen without it, and he's right - Meen is immune to everything else.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Meen, by far. In the stories he writes about himself, (with titles that always promote himself, like "Hooray For Meen" or "Meen goes to Mars" or "You Know How Much I Love Me"), he portrays himself as a valiant, heroic figure who is attractive, smart, strong, and generally the person who gets things done while other characters are simply sidekicks.
** He also refers to himself as "the most powerful magician in the world". Getting defeated by a prepubescent kid does not lend this boast any credibility.
* SpinningOutOfHere: Meen's exit, in the last cutscene.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Ignatius M. Meen.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Meen himself is an expert in this if nothing else, wielding many ways to appear and disappear, whether it's puffs of smoke, lightning, or sparks.
* TomeOfEldritchLore: Meen's magic book. Apparently, when someone tries to read it, they get sucked inside instead.
* UnwinnableByDesign: If you die in the last level, the game is unwinnable, because you no longer have the only weapon that can damage the final boss.
* VillainExitStageLeft: The final cutscene is Meen vowing revenge and disappearing. [[spoiler:And he actually ''does'' reappear during the ending of the sequel, ''Chill Manor'', to escape with the villain!]]
* VillainSong: Very scary and confusing. Destination of MY CHOOSING! Magic Labyrinth of I! M! MEEEEEEEEEHEEHEEHEEN!
* VillainTeleportation: Meen always appears in a puff of colorful smoke, and he almost always vanishes in electricity.
%%* YouKeepUsingThatWord: "Bookworm".