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--->'''Iggins:'''"Go ahead! I'll ALWAYS be the superior gamer! ALWAYS!"

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--->'''Iggins:'''"Go --->'''Iggins:''' Go ahead! I'll ALWAYS be the superior gamer! ALWAYS!"ALWAYS!



--> ''Zim:'' My apologies my FRYLORD!
** His insanely awesome change into his "Frylord" suit (Complete with a multi-panel comic book screen moment), and then chasing after Zim mercilessly in one of the shows best chase scenes.

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--> ''Zim:'' -->'''Zim:''' My apologies my FRYLORD!
** His insanely awesome change into his "Frylord" suit (Complete with a multi-panel comic book screen moment), and then chasing after Zim mercilessly in one of the shows show's best chase scenes.


** And by extension to the above, over the course of several episodes, Gaz has been show to possess multiple abilities such as demonic powers, the ability to fly an irken ship despite no experience, and stopping an elevator in just ONE PUNCH. She is strong as hell for a kid.
* Zim and Dib in "Bad, Bad, Rubber Piggy". The fact that Zim brings Dib to [[spoiler:near-death]] or the fact that Dib [[spoiler: was revived and put into a badass robot to get revenge.]]
** Membrane [[spoiler: building Dib's exoskeleton in the first place to help out his "accident prone son." The guy's rarely there for his kids, but when he is, you can really tell.]]

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** And by extension to the above, over the course of several episodes, Gaz has been show shown to possess multiple abilities such as demonic powers, the ability to fly an irken ship despite no experience, and stopping an elevator in just ONE PUNCH. She is strong as hell for a kid.
* Zim and Dib in "Bad, Bad, Rubber Piggy". The fact that Zim brings Dib to [[spoiler:near-death]] near-death or the fact that Dib [[spoiler: was revived and put into a badass robot to get revenge.]]
revenge.
** Membrane [[spoiler: building Dib's exoskeleton in the first place to help out his "accident prone "accident-prone son." The guy's rarely there for his kids, but when he is, you can really tell.]]



* ''The Sad, Sad Tale of Chickenfoot'': Dib sets out to expose a hoax...[[CueTheFlyingPigs and]] [[ThrowTheDogABone succeeds.]]

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* ''The "The Sad, Sad Tale of Chickenfoot'': Chickenfoot": Dib sets out to expose a hoax...[[CueTheFlyingPigs and]] [[ThrowTheDogABone succeeds.]]



* Zim's speech to Dib in Bolognius Maximus.

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* Zim's speech to Dib in Bolognius Maximus."Bolognius Maximus".



* In the unfinished episode script "The Trial", it shows tons of never-before-seen footage of Zim's past, such as [[spoiler: him pointing out 5 "shmillion" errors in the entire collection of the Irken database 5 minutes after being born, escaping from an underground Irk, killing 2 former Tallest, and a montage of him blowing up planets. One of the planets blew up with ''him on it''. And it was suggested that the planet exploded because he ''scratched his butt.'' The best though is the end though, when his faulty PAK is being drained of all data by the Control Brains. However, the filtered data is so completely horrible that the Control Brains malfunction and title Zim as the greatest Irken ever!]]

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* In the unfinished episode script "The Trial", it shows tons of never-before-seen footage of Zim's past, such as [[spoiler: him pointing out 5 "shmillion" errors in the entire collection of the Irken database 5 minutes after being born, escaping from an underground Irk, killing 2 former Tallest, and a montage of him blowing up planets. One of the planets blew up with ''him on it''. And it was suggested that the planet exploded because he ''scratched his butt.'' The best though is the end though, when his faulty PAK is being drained of all data by the Control Brains. However, the filtered data is so completely horrible that the Control Brains malfunction and title Zim as the greatest Irken ever!]]ever!



* A meta one for the fans: getting the main four of the voice cast as well as various production people to come to the first [=InvaderCon=], even more for the second convention and ''Jhonen Vasquez himself'', who hates traveling far for conventions. Icing on the cake for Invadercon II was the letter writing campaign to get the show back and a sneak preview of a fan animation team's production of Mopiness of Doom.

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* A meta one for the fans: getting the main four of the voice cast as well as various production people to come to the first [=InvaderCon=], even more for the second convention and ''Jhonen Vasquez himself'', who hates traveling far for conventions. Icing on the cake for Invadercon II was the letter writing letter-writing campaign to get the show back and a sneak preview of a fan animation team's production of Mopiness of Doom.



*** But that's not the end.... ladies, gentleman and invaders? [[spoiler: '''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMnV_eL-D7w AN INVADER ZIM TV MOVIE]] IS GETTING MADE'''''.]]

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*** But that's not the end.... ladies, gentleman and invaders? [[spoiler: '''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMnV_eL-D7w AN INVADER ZIM TV MOVIE]] IS GETTING MADE'''''.]]


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[[folder: The Comics]]
* Issues 1–2 show that Zim can be frighteningly clever when he needs, if only for petty needs. He turns Dib's ChronicHeroSyndrome against him, by going into hiding and counting on Dib doing nothing but obsessively waiting for him to come back. This leads to Dib being practically immobilized by obesity. Zim then tracks down the Gargantis Array and [[spoiler: broadcasts footage both of Dib's disgusting form and his subsequent comeback workout, humiliating him across the universe.]] Bonus points for his BreakingSpeech once his plan unfolds:
-->'''Zim''': Do you ''hear'' that, Dib? ''That''...is the sound of [[spoiler:all sentient life in the universe ''laughing.'' Laughing at ''you'']]! Muahahahahahahah! You may have followed me into ''space,'' human, but you won't [[spoiler:find respect here, not now that everyone and every''thing'' has seen this]].
** Despite the above, Dib gets his moments during their confrontation as well. First, there's his epic comeback workout montage, burning off his obesity in a matter of ''days.''
** Following that, there's the dogfight between Tak's ship (which Dib's piloting) and Zim's Voot. Dib [[CurbStompBattle utterly owns Zim]], blowing the Invader out of the stars and forcing him to crash-land the now-wrecked Voot Cruiser on the array.
** Finally, Dib gets a point in the end by [[spoiler: simply denying Zim a ride back to Earth. After the humiliation he inflicted on Dib, the sadistic Irken had that coming - [[PyrrhicVictory he might have embarrassed Dib, but he ended up being trapped of the array for who knows how long]] .]]
* Issue 3 has Zim pull off another plan surprisingly easily, taking over the art world and using it to enact his plan to summon the Star Donkey.
* Issue 4: If nothing else, you have to admire [[TheDeterminator everything Zim goes through]] for the sake of (he thinks) powering up a super weapon the Tallest have given him.
* In Issue 7, Zim needs to recover the Voot from the mutant lady bug monsters that have stolen it, and [[http://sa6044.deviantart.com/art/Zim-And-Gir-On-Giant-Slug-589999111 this is how he does it.]]
* In Issue 8, ''Dib scores a victory and nothing bad happens to him.'' Which may not sound like much, but [[TraumaCongaLine given how things usually are for him and what has already happened to him in the comic...]]
** The climatic fight between Dib (in the Overtrouser) and Zim (in a pair of mecha pants) just looks ridiculously awesome.
*** The fight apparently lasted ''14 hours!''
** Likewise, the ImagineSpot Groyna has of a comic based on her and Dib having adventures as "pants hunters" looks amazing.
* Issue 9 continues Dib's winning streak, as he goes through a huge HumiliationConga while undercover as Zim's intern in order to get close enough to get video proof for the internet, and ''succeeds''. Sure, no one who watches the video believes it, but Dib still pulls this plan off, ''and'' successfully sabotages Zim's latest plan in the process, citing it as payback for [[CallBack the events of Issue 2]].
** Speaking of Zim's newest plan, the [[http://sa6044.deviantart.com/art/Zim-s-Monster-607002107 Core Muncher]] looks amazing.
** Can also count as NightmareFuel and WhatTheHellHero, but Dib uses the situation to get revenge on a particularly nasty and hypocritical blogger by getting Zim to abduct him.
* Issue 10 is a big one for the Voot Cruiser as it's revealed that it is in fact a TransformingMecha [[http://globegander.tumblr.com/post/145686534261/the-voot-cruiser-transforms-into-the-voot-bruiser complete with giant fists and laser cannons.]] It and Zim even manage to squeeze out a genuine joint win against [[spoiler:the Sylvestran Snarl Beast, an incredibly rare and deadly alien monster that no one has been able to capture for 1000 years and has killed all those that have ever tried.]]
** Some points also have to go to Dib seeing that not only did he thwart Zim's plan ''yet again'' (or at least it didn't go the way Zim wanted) but he also managed [[spoiler: to not just avoid being killed by the legendary beast but [[FluffyTamer for it to actually treat him quite positively]]...or at least until they got back to Earth (and even then that was more so towards the other kids).]]
* 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....
** Or so it seems. Dib then manages to get himself some allergy meds and renders himself immune to Zim's attacks, proclaiming victory. Making this ''the fourth issue in a row'' where Dib comes out ontop. Literally in this case since the last we see of him in this issue is him triumphantly standing on a mountain of animals.
* Issue 12 is one big moment for all the people in the DracoInLeatherPants and RootingForTheEmpire camps of the fandom, as Zim is shown to 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''). Oh, and he turned GIR into the BattleButler GIRT.
** Present Zim and Dib [[EnemyMine teaming up]] to escape and defeat Emperor Zim. Which includes the two Zims fighting and present Zim giving Emperor Zim a DisneyVillainDeath.
* Issue 13 climaxes with [[spoiler: Dib being mutated into a giant monster, and going on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge (starting with a splash page) against the aliens who kidnapped him, and Zim, who just sat back and let him be tortured]].
* Crosses over with heartwarming, the end of Issue 14 sees Gaz [[spoiler: threatening Agent Batflaps into giving Dib's latest video a positive review]] in order to keep Dib happy [[ItMakesSenseInContext so he won't explode.]]
* Issue 16 has Dib implanting himself with a "fear siphon" that keeps him from feeling fear, thus driving Zim crazy as he goes all out trying to scare him. Speaking of which, one also has to admire the sheer lengths Zim goes to just to win one over on Dib.
** While all the above is going on, Gaz is on planet Arkadilon, and by issue's end has not only beaten all its games, but seems to have actually ''taken over the planet''.
* In Issue 17, there's the stories Dib tells Dolores to try and win his freedom. While [[UnreliableNarrator unlikely to have happened (at least the way he presents them)]], they do make Dib look pretty impressive -- first, going on an [[ItMakesSenseInContext epic quest for pizza]], along the way sliding along cables between buildings, helping birth a baby, and winning it a toy. In the second, he's a badass action hero, who beats the toxic stink out of Zim in order to save the world.
* Issue 18 has Burrito Royale, as the "last [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender beanbender]]", returning to reclaim his restaurant from Zim. He has his followers destroy Zim's robot suit, the Mecha-Rito, with a boobytrap he had lying around, and then sends Zim and GIR flying away on a sea of beans.
** For a villainous example, the Mecha-Rito looks pretty awesome, as does the full spread panel where we first see Zim in his "Burrito King" outfit.
* Issue 19 has another Dib victory, as he successfully exposes Zim Zoo as a fraud. [[spoiler: Downplayed, somewhat, as to his disappointment, this just leads to the Robo-Parents being arrested.]]
* Issue 20 has Zim unleash the Conquer-Blob to take over Earth... and ''it works''. While it's [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome all offscreen]], the blob destroys human civilization, and prepares the planet for Zim to take control of. Unfortunately for him, he's too engrossed with ''[[ShowWithinAShow Floopsy Bloops Shmoopsy]]'' to notice. [[spoiler: This gives the blob time to think things over, and it has a HeelFaceTurn, singlehandedly restoring human civilization to what it was, before flying off into space to fight evil.]]
* In Issue 21, a FreakyFridayFlip leaves Gaz in Zim's body. Within three days of having access to all his resources, she's set herself up as a VillainWithGoodPublicity whom the world ''invites'' to take over.
* In Issue 22, a virus causes GIR to try and kill Zim. Zim ultimately stops his rampage by using GIR as a shield against one of his own thrown projectiles, which was bouncing off several walls.
* In Issue 23, Zim's exploits inside GIR's mind have a few highlights, such as his arena fight with the other programs. Despite being at an initial disadvantage due to not understanding how the weapon of choice works, once he figures it out he easily wins.
** There's also him destroying the Virooz virus, freeing GIR from its control.
* At the end of Issue 24, Zim manages -- entirely by accident and while trying to BS his way out of being shot by gangsters -- to deduce Virooz's true identity.
* Issue 25 has Zim's showdown with Virooz. Which is made even more impressive by the fact that Virooz had just pulled a GrandTheftMe on Zim, leaving Zim's mind stuck in Virooz's hover chair. To repeat, Zim wins their fight ''as a chair''.
* Issue 31 has Dib fighting the mutant Super Bear in the carnival. He doesn't do much damage, but keeps going until [[spoiler: the grackle shoots him out of a cannon at the bear, knocking it out]].
* In Issue 32, Dib and Zim's sit-up competition gets so intense, with neither willing to back down, that [[spoiler: they transcend out of TheMultiverse]]. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Somehow]].
* In Issue 35, as part of the escape from Moo-Ping 10, Zim kicks Zorphic ''across the length of the station'', and upon realizing his aim was off, adjusts it to kick ''himself'' across.
* In Issue 38, Gaz very easily acts as a SpannerInTheWorks for Zim's latest plan -- when GIR starts impersonating Dib, causing the real one to be mistaken for a clone and driven into the woods by an angry mob, Gaz decides to indirectly help him by telling GIR that if he really wants to play the part, he has to try and expose Zim as an alien. This sends GIR on a rampage against Zim, ultimately ruining his plan.
** And to GIR's credit, he ends up doing a better job of convincing people that Zim's an alien than Dib ever has.
* In Issue 42, Dib manages to pull an EngineeredPublicConfession on Zim, getting him to admit that he doesn't care about the Plim and is just using them. [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome Sadly, their short attention spans mean that Zim immediately gets their support back.]]
* In Issue 43, Dib briefly retakes the lead among the Plim by determining all the things they like and incorporating them into his campaign. Then, [[WhatYouAreInTheDark he realizes he's acting no differently from Zim and stops lying to the Plim]]; this costs him his lead, but at least shows he's of good character.
** Later, Dib actually manages to beat Zim by determining how to shut down the anti-technology and does so... [[YankTheDogsChain and then the Irkens invade, the field no longer keeping them away]]. And then in a twisted, ironic way, he gets another moment as thanks to his PaperThinDisguise he ends up going down in history as one of the greatest Irken Invaders ever for finding the planet for them.
* Issue 44, Dib shows that he's truly his father's son (something he hardly ever showcases) by using REAL SCIENCE!!! Making up for his lack of skiing skills by building himself a super suit that allows him to pass the various obstacle courses of Meat Mountain.
** Then at the end, with rather odd BeYourself moment, Dib sheds his super suit and leans into his ButtMonkey status to completely sabotage Zim's device- saving everyone and still having time to enjoy his family vacation (albeit, he'll likely be spending that time waiting in line due to saving the entire crowd).
* In Issue 45, one has to give Zim credit for his [[{{Determinator}} sheer determination]] to protect [[CompanionCube Li'l Meat Man]] and everything he goes through for it, including a high-speed police chase.
** At one point, Zim is accosted by some [[ItMakesSenseInContext chicken-based meat racists]], who attack and damage Li'l Meat Man. [[BerserkButton In response]], [[KickTheSonOfABitch Zim vaporizes them]].
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* Issues 1–2 show that Zim can be frighteningly clever when he needs, if only for petty needs. He turns Dib's ChronicHeroSyndrome against him, by going into hiding and counting on Dib doing nothing but obsessively waiting for him to come back. This leads to Dib being practically immobilized by obesity. Zim then tracks down the Gargantis Array and [[spoiler: broadcasts footage both of Dib's disgusting form and his subsequent comeback workout, humiliating him across the universe.]] Bonus points for his BreakingSpeech once his plan unfolds:
-->'''Zim''': Do you ''hear'' that, Dib? ''That''...is the sound of [[spoiler:all sentient life in the universe ''laughing.'' Laughing at ''you'']]! Muahahahahahahah! You may have followed me into ''space,'' human, but you won't [[spoiler:find respect here, not now that everyone and every''thing'' has seen this]].
** Despite the above, Dib gets his moments during their confrontation as well. First, there's his epic comeback workout montage, burning off his obesity in a matter of ''days.''
** Following that, there's the dogfight between Tak's ship (which Dib's piloting) and Zim's Voot. Dib [[CurbStompBattle utterly owns Zim]], blowing the Invader out of the stars and forcing him to crash-land the now-wrecked Voot Cruiser on the array.
** Finally, Dib gets a point in the end by [[spoiler: simply denying Zim a ride back to Earth. After the humiliation he inflicted on Dib, the sadistic Irken had that coming - [[PyrrhicVictory he might have embarrassed Dib, but he ended up being trapped of the array for who knows how long]] .]]
* Issue 3 has Zim pull off another plan surprisingly easily, taking over the art world and using it to enact his plan to summon the Star Donkey.
* Issue 4: If nothing else, you have to admire [[TheDeterminator everything Zim goes through]] for the sake of (he thinks) powering up a super weapon the Tallest have given him.
* In Issue 7, Zim needs to recover the Voot from the mutant lady bug monsters that have stolen it, and [[http://sa6044.deviantart.com/art/Zim-And-Gir-On-Giant-Slug-589999111 this is how he does it.]]
* In Issue 8, ''Dib scores a victory and nothing bad happens to him.'' Which may not sound like much, but [[TraumaCongaLine given how things usually are for him and what has already happened to him in the comic...]]
** The climatic fight between Dib (in the Overtrouser) and Zim (in a pair of mecha pants) just looks ridiculously awesome.
*** The fight apparently lasted ''14 hours!''
** Likewise, the ImagineSpot Groyna has of a comic based on her and Dib having adventures as "pants hunters" looks amazing.
* Issue 9 continues Dib's winning streak, as he goes through a huge HumiliationConga while undercover as Zim's intern in order to get close enough to get video proof for the internet, and ''succeeds''. Sure, no one who watches the video believes it, but Dib still pulls this plan off, ''and'' successfully sabotages Zim's latest plan in the process, citing it as payback for [[CallBack the events of Issue 2]].
** Speaking of Zim's newest plan, the [[http://sa6044.deviantart.com/art/Zim-s-Monster-607002107 Core Muncher]] looks amazing.
** Can also count as NightmareFuel and WhatTheHellHero, but Dib uses the situation to get revenge on a particularly nasty and hypocritical blogger by getting Zim to abduct him.
* Issue 10 is a big one for the Voot Cruiser as it's revealed that it is in fact a TransformingMecha [[http://globegander.tumblr.com/post/145686534261/the-voot-cruiser-transforms-into-the-voot-bruiser complete with giant fists and laser cannons.]] It and Zim even manage to squeeze out a genuine joint win against [[spoiler:the Sylvestran Snarl Beast, an incredibly rare and deadly alien monster that no one has been able to capture for 1000 years and has killed all those that have ever tried.]]
** Some points also have to go to Dib seeing that not only did he thwart Zim's plan ''yet again'' (or at least it didn't go the way Zim wanted) but he also managed [[spoiler: to not just avoid being killed by the legendary beast but [[FluffyTamer for it to actually treat him quite positively]]...or at least until they got back to Earth (and even then that was more so towards the other kids).]]
* 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....
** Or so it seems. Dib then manages to get himself some allergy meds and renders himself immune to Zim's attacks, proclaiming victory. Making this ''the fourth issue in a row'' where Dib comes out ontop. Literally in this case since the last we see of him in this issue is him triumphantly standing on a mountain of animals.
* Issue 12 is one big moment for all the people in the DracoInLeatherPants and RootingForTheEmpire camps of the fandom, as Zim is shown to 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''). Oh, and he turned GIR into the BattleButler GIRT.
** Present Zim and Dib [[EnemyMine teaming up]] to escape and defeat Emperor Zim. Which includes the two Zims fighting and present Zim giving Emperor Zim a DisneyVillainDeath.
* Issue 13 climaxes with [[spoiler: Dib being mutated into a giant monster, and going on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge (starting with a splash page) against the aliens who kidnapped him, and Zim, who just sat back and let him be tortured]].
* Crosses over with heartwarming, the end of Issue 14 sees Gaz [[spoiler: threatening Agent Batflaps into giving Dib's latest video a positive review]] in order to keep Dib happy [[ItMakesSenseInContext so he won't explode.]]
* Issue 16 has Dib implanting himself with a "fear siphon" that keeps him from feeling fear, thus driving Zim crazy as he goes all out trying to scare him. Speaking of which, one also has to admire the sheer lengths Zim goes to just to win one over on Dib.
** While all the above is going on, Gaz is on planet Arkadilon, and by issue's end has not only beaten all its games, but seems to have actually ''taken over the planet''.
* In Issue 17, there's the stories Dib tells Dolores to try and win his freedom. While [[UnreliableNarrator unlikely to have happened (at least the way he presents them)]], they do make Dib look pretty impressive -- first, going on an [[ItMakesSenseInContext epic quest for pizza]], along the way sliding along cables between buildings, helping birth a baby, and winning it a toy. In the second, he's a badass action hero, who beats the toxic stink out of Zim in order to save the world.
* Issue 18 has Burrito Royale, as the "last [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender beanbender]]", returning to reclaim his restaurant from Zim. He has his followers destroy Zim's robot suit, the Mecha-Rito, with a boobytrap he had lying around, and then sends Zim and GIR flying away on a sea of beans.
** For a villainous example, the Mecha-Rito looks pretty awesome, as does the full spread panel where we first see Zim in his "Burrito King" outfit.
* Issue 19 has another Dib victory, as he successfully exposes Zim Zoo as a fraud. [[spoiler: Downplayed, somewhat, as to his disappointment, this just leads to the Robo-Parents being arrested.]]
* Issue 20 has Zim unleash the Conquer-Blob to take over Earth... and ''it works''. While it's [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome all offscreen]], the blob destroys human civilization, and prepares the planet for Zim to take control of. Unfortunately for him, he's too engrossed with ''[[ShowWithinAShow Floopsy Bloops Shmoopsy]]'' to notice. [[spoiler: This gives the blob time to think things over, and it has a HeelFaceTurn, singlehandedly restoring human civilization to what it was, before flying off into space to fight evil.]]
* In Issue 21, a FreakyFridayFlip leaves Gaz in Zim's body. Within three days of having access to all his resources, she's set herself up as a VillainWithGoodPublicity whom the world ''invites'' to take over.
* In Issue 22, a virus causes GIR to try and kill Zim. Zim ultimately stops his rampage by using GIR as a shield against one of his own thrown projectiles, which was bouncing off several walls.
* In Issue 23, Zim's exploits inside GIR's mind have a few highlights, such as his arena fight with the other programs. Despite being at an initial disadvantage due to not understanding how the weapon of choice works, once he figures it out he easily wins.
** There's also him destroying the Virooz virus, freeing GIR from its control.
* At the end of Issue 24, Zim manages -- entirely by accident and while trying to BS his way out of being shot by gangsters -- to deduce Virooz's true identity.
* Issue 25 has Zim's showdown with Virooz. Which is made even more impressive by the fact that Virooz had just pulled a GrandTheftMe on Zim, leaving Zim's mind stuck in Virooz's hover chair. To repeat, Zim wins their fight ''as a chair''.
* Issue 31 has Dib fighting the mutant Super Bear in the carnival. He doesn't do much damage, but keeps going until [[spoiler: the grackle shoots him out of a cannon at the bear, knocking it out]].
* In Issue 32, Dib and Zim's sit-up competition gets so intense, with neither willing to back down, that [[spoiler: they transcend out of TheMultiverse]]. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Somehow]].
* In Issue 35, as part of the escape from Moo-Ping 10, Zim kicks Zorphic ''across the length of the station'', and upon realizing his aim was off, adjusts it to kick ''himself'' across.
* In Issue 38, Gaz very easily acts as a SpannerInTheWorks for Zim's latest plan -- when GIR starts impersonating Dib, causing the real one to be mistaken for a clone and driven into the woods by an angry mob, Gaz decides to indirectly help him by telling GIR that if he really wants to play the part, he has to try and expose Zim as an alien. This sends GIR on a rampage against Zim, ultimately ruining his plan.
** And to GIR's credit, he ends up doing a better job of convincing people that Zim's an alien than Dib ever has.
* In Issue 42, Dib manages to pull an EngineeredPublicConfession on Zim, getting him to admit that he doesn't care about the Plim and is just using them. [[NegatedMomentOfAwesome Sadly, their short attention spans mean that Zim immediately gets their support back.]]
* In Issue 43, Dib briefly retakes the lead among the Plim by determining all the things they like and incorporating them into his campaign. Then, [[WhatYouAreInTheDark he realizes he's acting no differently from Zim and stops lying to the Plim]]; this costs him his lead, but at least shows he's of good character.
** Later, Dib actually manages to beat Zim by determining how to shut down the anti-technology and does so... [[YankTheDogsChain and then the Irkens invade, the field no longer keeping them away]]. And then in a twisted, ironic way, he gets another moment as thanks to his PaperThinDisguise he ends up going down in history as one of the greatest Irken Invaders ever for finding the planet for them.
* Issue 44, Dib shows that he's truly his father's son (something he hardly ever showcases) by using REAL SCIENCE!!! Making up for his lack of skiing skills by building himself a super suit that allows him to pass the various obstacle courses of Meat Mountain.
** Then at the end, with rather odd BeYourself moment, Dib sheds his super suit and leans into his ButtMonkey status to completely sabotage Zim's device- saving everyone and still having time to enjoy his family vacation (albeit, he'll likely be spending that time waiting in line due to saving the entire crowd).
* In Issue 45, one has to give Zim credit for his [[{{Determinator}} sheer determination]] to protect [[CompanionCube Li'l Meat Man]] and everything he goes through for it, including a high-speed police chase.
** At one point, Zim is accosted by some [[ItMakesSenseInContext chicken-based meat racists]], who attack and damage Li'l Meat Man. [[BerserkButton In response]], [[KickTheSonOfABitch Zim vaporizes them]].
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* "Planet Jackers" is a stunning example of the resource and tenacity Zim can summon when [[{{Determinator}} his mission is on the line]]. Unable to invoke Irk's treaty with the Planet Jackers to his advantage (it only applies to planets marked for conquest, of which Earth is not one), he intentionally stands his ground and [[CurbStompBattle gets beaten until he's punch-drunk]], his typical obliviousness to his own limitations actually working in his favor, as he distracts his opponents long enough to cut through the sphere they're using to transport Earth, so that they end up unwittingly hurling an empty shell into their sun. If that's not enough for you, consider this: [[EvilVersusOblivion had Zim not ended up on Earth, the planet and everybody on it would have died within a year of his arrival]].

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* "Planet Jackers" is a stunning example of the resource and tenacity Zim can summon when [[{{Determinator}} his mission is on the line]]. Unable to invoke Irk's treaty with the Planet Jackers to his advantage (it only applies to planets marked for conquest, of which Earth is not one), he intentionally stands his ground and [[CurbStompBattle gets beaten until he's punch-drunk]], to a punch-drunk pulp]], his typical obliviousness to his own limitations actually working in his favor, as he distracts his opponents long enough to cut through the sphere they're using to transport Earth, so that they end up unwittingly hurling an empty shell into their sun. If that's not enough for you, consider this: [[EvilVersusOblivion had Zim not ended up on Earth, the planet and everybody on it would have died within a year of his arrival]].


* "Planet Jackers" is a stunning example of the cleverness and tenacity Zim can summon when [[{{Determinator}} his mission is on the line]]. Unable to invoke Irk's treaty with the Planet Jackers to his advantage (it only applies to planets marked for conquest, of which Earth is not one), he intentionally stands his ground and [[CurbStompBattle gets beaten until he's punch-drunk]], his typical obliviousness to his own limitations actually working in his favor, as he distracts his opponents long enough to cut through the sphere they're using to transport Earth, so that they end up unwittingly hurling an empty shell into their sun. If that's not enough for you, consider this: [[EvilVersusOblivion had Zim not ended up on Earth, the planet and everybody on it would have died within a year of his arrival]].

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* "Planet Jackers" is a stunning example of the cleverness resource and tenacity Zim can summon when [[{{Determinator}} his mission is on the line]]. Unable to invoke Irk's treaty with the Planet Jackers to his advantage (it only applies to planets marked for conquest, of which Earth is not one), he intentionally stands his ground and [[CurbStompBattle gets beaten until he's punch-drunk]], his typical obliviousness to his own limitations actually working in his favor, as he distracts his opponents long enough to cut through the sphere they're using to transport Earth, so that they end up unwittingly hurling an empty shell into their sun. If that's not enough for you, consider this: [[EvilVersusOblivion had Zim not ended up on Earth, the planet and everybody on it would have died within a year of his arrival]].


* "Planet Jackers" is a stunning example of what Zim is capable of when [[{{Determinator}} his mission is on the line]]. Unable to invoke Irk's treaty with the Planet Jackers to his advantage (it only applies to planets marked for conquest, of which Earth is not one), he intentionally stands his ground and [[CurbStompBattle gets beaten until he's punch-drunk]], his typical obliviousness to his own limitations actually working in his favor, as he distracts his opponents long enough to cut through the sphere they're using to transport Earth, so that they end up unwittingly hurling an empty shell into their sun. If that's not enough for you, consider this: [[EvilVersusOblivion had Zim not ended up on Earth, the planet and everybody on it would have died within a year of his arrival]].

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* "Planet Jackers" is a stunning example of what the cleverness and tenacity Zim is capable of can summon when [[{{Determinator}} his mission is on the line]]. Unable to invoke Irk's treaty with the Planet Jackers to his advantage (it only applies to planets marked for conquest, of which Earth is not one), he intentionally stands his ground and [[CurbStompBattle gets beaten until he's punch-drunk]], his typical obliviousness to his own limitations actually working in his favor, as he distracts his opponents long enough to cut through the sphere they're using to transport Earth, so that they end up unwittingly hurling an empty shell into their sun. If that's not enough for you, consider this: [[EvilVersusOblivion had Zim not ended up on Earth, the planet and everybody on it would have died within a year of his arrival]].


* "Planet Jackers" is a stunning example of what Zim is capable of when [[{{Determinator}} his mission is on the line]]. Unable to invoke the Irken/Planet Jacker treaty to his advantage (it only applies to planets marked for conquest, of which Earth is not one), he intentionally stands his ground and [[CurbStompBattle gets beaten until he's punch-drunk]], his typical obliviousness to his own limitations actually working in his favor, as he distracts the Planet Jackers long enough to cut through the sphere they're using to transport Earth so that they end up unwittingly hurling an empty shell into their sun. If that's not enough for you, consider this: [[EvilVersusOblivion had Zim not ended up on Earth, the planet and everybody on it would have died within a year of his arrival]].

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* "Planet Jackers" is a stunning example of what Zim is capable of when [[{{Determinator}} his mission is on the line]]. Unable to invoke the Irken/Planet Jacker Irk's treaty with the Planet Jackers to his advantage (it only applies to planets marked for conquest, of which Earth is not one), he intentionally stands his ground and [[CurbStompBattle gets beaten until he's punch-drunk]], his typical obliviousness to his own limitations actually working in his favor, as he distracts the Planet Jackers his opponents long enough to cut through the sphere they're using to transport Earth Earth, so that they end up unwittingly hurling an empty shell into their sun. If that's not enough for you, consider this: [[EvilVersusOblivion had Zim not ended up on Earth, the planet and everybody on it would have died within a year of his arrival]].


* "Planet Jackers," when you think about it. Unable to invoke the Irken/Planet Jacker treaty to his advantage (it only applies to planets marked for conquest, of which Earth is not one), Zim intentionally [[{{Determinator}} stands his ground]] and [[CurbStompBattle gets beaten until he's punch-drunk]], his typical obliviousness to his own limitations actually working in his favor, as he distracts the Planet Jackers long enough to cut through the sphere they're using to transport Earth so that they end up unwittingly hurling an empty shell into their sun. If that's not enough for you, consider this: [[EvilVersusOblivion had Zim not ended up on Earth, the planet and everybody on it would have died within a year of his arrival]].

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* "Planet Jackers," Jackers" is a stunning example of what Zim is capable of when you think about it. [[{{Determinator}} his mission is on the line]]. Unable to invoke the Irken/Planet Jacker treaty to his advantage (it only applies to planets marked for conquest, of which Earth is not one), Zim he intentionally [[{{Determinator}} stands his ground]] ground and [[CurbStompBattle gets beaten until he's punch-drunk]], his typical obliviousness to his own limitations actually working in his favor, as he distracts the Planet Jackers long enough to cut through the sphere they're using to transport Earth so that they end up unwittingly hurling an empty shell into their sun. If that's not enough for you, consider this: [[EvilVersusOblivion had Zim not ended up on Earth, the planet and everybody on it would have died within a year of his arrival]].


* "Planet Jackers," when you think about it. Zim intentionally [[{{Determinator}} stands his ground]] and [[CurbStompBattle gets beaten until he's punch-drunk]], his typical obliviousness to his own limitations actually working in his favor, as he distracts the Planet Jackers long enough to cut through the sphere they're using to transport Earth so that they end up unwittingly hurling an empty shell into their sun. If that's not enough for you, consider this: [[EvilVersusOblivion had Zim not ended up on Earth, the planet and everybody on it would have died within a year of his arrival]].

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* "Planet Jackers," when you think about it. Unable to invoke the Irken/Planet Jacker treaty to his advantage (it only applies to planets marked for conquest, of which Earth is not one), Zim intentionally [[{{Determinator}} stands his ground]] and [[CurbStompBattle gets beaten until he's punch-drunk]], his typical obliviousness to his own limitations actually working in his favor, as he distracts the Planet Jackers long enough to cut through the sphere they're using to transport Earth so that they end up unwittingly hurling an empty shell into their sun. If that's not enough for you, consider this: [[EvilVersusOblivion had Zim not ended up on Earth, the planet and everybody on it would have died within a year of his arrival]].


* "Planet Jackers," when you think about it. Zim intentionally [[{{Determinator}} stands his ground]] and [[CurbStompBattle gets beaten until he's punch-drunk]], his typical obliviousness to his own limitations actually working in his favor, as he distracts the Planet Jackers long enough to cut through the sphere they're using to transport Earth so that they end up unwittingly hurling an empty shell into their sun. If Zim hadn't been sent to Earth, the planet and everybody on it would have died within a year of his arrival.
-->'''Zim:''' The Earth is safe! I did it, GIR! [[EvilVersusOblivion Now let's go destroy it.]]

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* "Planet Jackers," when you think about it. Zim Zim intentionally [[{{Determinator}} stands his ground]] and [[CurbStompBattle gets beaten until he's punch-drunk]], his typical obliviousness to his own limitations actually working in his favor, as he distracts the Planet Jackers long enough to cut through the sphere they're using to transport Earth so that they end up unwittingly hurling an empty shell into their sun. If that's not enough for you, consider this: [[EvilVersusOblivion had Zim hadn't been sent to not ended up on Earth, the planet and everybody on it would have died within a year of his arrival.arrival]].
-->'''Zim:''' The Earth is safe! I did it, GIR! [[EvilVersusOblivion Now let's go destroy it.]]

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* "Planet Jackers," when you think about it. Zim intentionally [[{{Determinator}} stands his ground]] and [[CurbStompBattle gets beaten until he's punch-drunk]], his typical obliviousness to his own limitations actually working in his favor, as he distracts the Planet Jackers long enough to cut through the sphere they're using to transport Earth so that they end up unwittingly hurling an empty shell into their sun. If Zim hadn't been sent to Earth, the planet and everybody on it would have died within a year of his arrival.
-->'''Zim:''' The Earth is safe! I did it, GIR! [[EvilVersusOblivion Now let's go destroy it.]]

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* Special note must be made to one Smikka Smikka Smoodoo in the episode "Megadoomer". An enslaved alien under Irken rule, he commits one seemingly small act of rebellion by switching the addresses of two packages. This has some pretty massive effects for such a small gesture, putting a likely expensive war machine in Zim's less than competent hands (who get's the machine destroyed in it's first deployment) and sending out a bunch of malfunctioning SIR Units to Invader Tenn, which wreck her base and likely blow her cover. Not bad for a thirty second revolution.


* ''The Sad, Sad Tale of Chickenfoot'': Dib sets out to expose a hoax...and succeeds.

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* ''The Sad, Sad Tale of Chickenfoot'': Dib sets out to expose a hoax...and succeeds. [[CueTheFlyingPigs and]] [[ThrowTheDogABone succeeds.]]


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[[folder: Enter The Florpus]]
* In a meta example, how they are able to make the opening scene almost exactly like the opening of the first comic!
** And just like in the comic, Zim managing to turn Dib’s ChronicHeroSyndrome against him turning him into a “sad chair!”
* A minor one but Dib throwing the dumbbells so hard they get embedded in the walls!
* Zim’s impromptu master plan!
** to elaborate, Zim became hopelessly depressed when he found out the truth about his “mission”. However the very next scene, Dib enlists Zim to unveil him at Professor Membrane’s premier of his new hi-tech bracelet. And Zim hijacks this, kidnaps Professor Membrane, modifies the bracelet with a cosmic horror blob, takes over Membrane Labs, and replaces Dib’s father with a derpy pudding obsessed clone all in one fell swoop!
** The next phase of his plan. Zim gets children everywhere to wear the modified Membracelet and hold hands in a ring around the world. This allows the bracelets to transmit enough energy to Minimoose who is actually a device for collecting the energy, to teleport the entire planet directly into the flight path of the Irken Armada schmillions of light years away!
* Dib showing how tough he can really be! Surviving a crash landing, breaking through a cement wall with his briefcase, and even taking an exploding [[ItMakesSenseInContext leprechaun cat]] and not losing his stride even after the following fall! And then it’s [[BigDamnHeroes Membrane to the rescue!]]
** And speaking of Membrane, how he managed to survive being sent flying into space and returns without even a single scratch on him!
** Membrane reveals not only both of his arms are cybernetic prosthetics, but can fire [[HandBlast enormous energy beams!]]. Dib and his father proceed to fight off Zim’s robot army! [[BadassFamily Now we know where Dib and Gaz get their fighting skills from!]]
* The Florpus begins to swallow up the earth as hundreds of realities begin to collide. In other words, we cycle through a multitude of animation and art styles in such a short time including the storyboards!
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[[/folder]]
[[folder: Enter The Florpus]]
* In a meta example, how they are able to make the opening scene almost exactly like the opening of the first comic!
** And just like in the comic, Zim managing to turn Dib’s ChronicHeroSyndrome against him turning him into a “sad chair!”
* A minor one but Dib throwing the dumbbells so hard they get embedded in the walls!
* Zim’s impromptu master plan!
** to elaborate, Zim became hopelessly depressed when he found out the truth about his “mission”. However the very next scene, Dib enlists Zim to unveil him at Professor Membrane’s premier of his new hi-tech bracelet. And Zim hijacks this, kidnaps Professor Membrane, modifies the bracelet with a cosmic horror blob, takes over Membrane Labs, and replaces Dib’s father with a derpy pudding obsessed clone all in one fell swoop!
** The next phase of his plan. Zim gets children everywhere to wear the modified Membracelet and hold hands in a ring around the world. This allows the bracelets to transmit enough energy to Minimoose who is actually a device for collecting the energy, to teleport the entire planet directly into the flight path of the Irken Armada schmillions of light years away!
* Dib showing how tough he can really be! Surviving a crash landing, breaking through a cement wall with his briefcase, and even taking an exploding [[ItMakesSenseInContext leprechaun cat]] and not losing his stride even after the following fall! And then it’s [[BigDamnHeroes Membrane to the rescue!]]
** And speaking of Membrane, how he managed to survive being sent flying into space and returns without even a single scratch on him!
** Membrane reveals not only both of his arms are cybernetic prosthetics, but can fire [[HandBlast enormous energy beams!]]. Dib and his father proceed to fight off Zim’s robot army! [[BadassFamily Now we know where Dib and Gaz get their fighting skills from!]]
* The Florpus begins to swallow up the earth as hundreds of realities begin to collide. In other words, we cycle through a multitude of animation and art styles in such a short time including the storyboards!
[[/folder]]
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** to elaborate, Zim became hopelessly depressed when he found out the truth about his “mission”. However the very next scene, Dib enlists Zim to unveil him at Professor Membrane’s premier of his new hi-tech bracelet. And Zim hijacks this, kidnaps Professor Membrane,modify the bracelet with a cosmic horror blob, takeover Membrane Labs, and replace Dib’s father with a derpy pudding obsessed clone all in one fell swoop!

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** to elaborate, Zim became hopelessly depressed when he found out the truth about his “mission”. However the very next scene, Dib enlists Zim to unveil him at Professor Membrane’s premier of his new hi-tech bracelet. And Zim hijacks this, kidnaps Professor Membrane,modify Membrane, modifies the bracelet with a cosmic horror blob, takeover takes over Membrane Labs, and replace replaces Dib’s father with a derpy pudding obsessed clone all in one fell swoop!

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