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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: In ''Revenge'', when Gaz finds out that [[spoiler: Iggins']] obsession with her is partly inspired by lust, she has a brief BSOD and starts blaming herself for the whole situation. Fortunately, Zim snaps her out of it by pointing out that it's [[spoiler: Iggins']] fault, not hers, and that she's too {{Badass}} to be angsting like that.

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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: In ''Revenge'', when Gaz finds out that [[spoiler: Iggins']] obsession with her is partly inspired by lust, she has a brief BSOD and starts blaming herself for the whole situation. Fortunately, Zim snaps her out of it by pointing out that it's [[spoiler: Iggins']] fault, not hers, and that she's too {{Badass}} {badass to be angsting like that.


*** And in any case, he's only temporarily assigned to Earth to aid Zim in the initial conquest; once the planet is under Zim's control, he returns to Irk.



*** [[spoiler: According to the series' epilogue, they eventually join Zim's army and are made co-heads of his Intelligence department, which deals with the constant rebellions, so they could probably qualify as his Dragons once Skoodge leaves.]]



** The Swollen Eyeballs also have no intention of giving up.
*** [[spoiler: Unfortunately, the Group is pathetically ineffective, and the Swollen Eyeballs spend so much time bickering over what to do, that the world surrenders to Zim out of fear, without a fight.]]
*** [[spoiler: The Swollen Eyeballs still fight though, with their goal now changed from protecting the world to liberating it.]]
*** [[spoiler: They fail.]]
** See LaResistance.
* {{Elite Zombie}}s: Zim raises a zombie army to conquer Earth with, but unlike zombies shown in the show's canon (stupid, useless things), these are intelligent, competent beings who loyally serve Zim.
** Edit: Zim didn't raise anything; these "zombies" are the militaries of the world, which have been converted and brainwashed to serve Zim.
*** And as it turns out, the zombie appearance is just a temporary side effect of whatever process Zim used to brainwash them.


''My Hostage, Not Yours'' is a series of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' stories on FanFictionNet by ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1890842/RavenFollower13 RavenFollower13]]''.

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''My Hostage, Not Yours'' is a series of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' stories on FanFictionNet Website/FanFictionDotNet by ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1890842/RavenFollower13 RavenFollower13]]''.


** ''Takeover'': [[BigBadDuumvirate Zim and Gaz]] themselves, with the Tallest as the BiggerBad

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** ''Takeover'': [[BigBadDuumvirate Zim and Gaz]] themselves, with the Tallest as the BiggerBadGreaterScopeVillain


''My Hostage, Not Yours'' is a series of ''InvaderZim'' stories on FanFictionNet by ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1890842/RavenFollower13 RavenFollower13]]''.

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''My Hostage, Not Yours'' is a series of ''InvaderZim'' ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' stories on FanFictionNet by ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1890842/RavenFollower13 RavenFollower13]]''.


* ArmorPiercingSlap: Dib receives one from Gaz as part of her HannibalLecture.

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* ArmorPiercingSlap: Dib receives one from Gaz as part of her HannibalLecture.BreakingLecture.



* BreakingLecture / TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gaz gives a brief one to Dib in ''Takeover'' when he interrupts her wedding to "save" her from Zim. She points out how, even though Zim's taken over the world, he hasn't destroyed it or made things worse, so defeating Zim wouldn't really change anything. She then adds that "saving" her is just an excuse to strike a blow at Zim, and calls him out for treating her like a prize.



* HannibalLecture / TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gaz gives a brief one to Dib in ''Takeover'' when he interrupts her wedding to "save" her from Zim. She points out how, even though Zim's taken over the world, he hasn't destroyed it or made things worse, so defeating Zim wouldn't really change anything. She then adds that "saving" her is just an excuse to strike a blow at Zim, and calls him out for treating her like a prize.



* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Poor Dib keeps ending up on the receiving end of this, since Gaz and Zim don't want him involved in what they view as their private business (the LEECHY in ''Hostage'', [[spoiler: Iggins']] vendetta in ''Revenge''). He's never happy when he finds out.

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* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Poor Dib keeps ending up on the receiving end of this, since Gaz and Zim don't want him involved in what they view as their private business (the LEECHY in ''Hostage'', [[spoiler: Iggins']] vendetta in ''Revenge'').''Revenge'', taking over the world to save Zim's life in ''Takeover''). He's never happy when he finds out.



* ScheduleSlip: The stories get updated almost every day, but occasionally it takes a little while longer (mind you, compared to most stories on FFN, it's hardly that much of a wait).



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Following the conclusion of ''Takeover'', the author posted a bonus chapter containing scenes that were removed from or altered for the series.


* VillainousCrush: Gender-flipped: [[spoiler: Iggins]] has a thing for Gaz; in the long run, this actually makes him worse, since his obsession leads to [[spoiler: brainwashing her]] with the intention of making her his slave.

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* VillainousCrush: Gender-flipped: [[spoiler: Iggins]] has a thing for Gaz; in the long run, this actually makes him worse, since his obsession leads to [[spoiler: brainwashing her]] with the intention of making her his slave.


** It's a cultural thing. Irkens don't prevent their smeets from being born, giving them a chance to prove their competence/stupidity before killing them. Thankfully the author does not spend much time on this point beyond the culture explanation.

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** It's a cultural thing. Irkens don't prevent their smeets from being born, giving them a chance to prove their competence/stupidity in adulthood before killing them. Thankfully the author does not spend much time on this point beyond the culture explanation.

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** It's a cultural thing. Irkens don't prevent their smeets from being born, giving them a chance to prove their competence/stupidity before killing them. Thankfully the author does not spend much time on this point beyond the culture explanation.


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* TheAgeless: [[spoiler: After their marriage -- and being given permission by the Tallest -- Zim gives Gaz a chemical formula (the Pill) which halts her aging process, and boosts her immune system beyond human standards, so she can live as long as him[[hottip:*: Apparently, this is common for Irkens who take non-Irken mates]]]]. Notably, this comes with a warning about [[WhoWantsToLiveForever outliving your loved ones]], but it's ignored.

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* TheAgeless: [[spoiler: After their marriage -- and being given permission by the Tallest -- Zim gives Gaz a chemical formula (the Pill) which halts her aging process, and boosts her immune system beyond human standards, so she can live as long as him[[hottip:*: Apparently, him[[note]]Apparently, this is common for Irkens who take non-Irken mates]]]].mates[[/note]]]]. Notably, this comes with a warning about [[WhoWantsToLiveForever outliving your loved ones]], but it's ignored.


* BadassAbnormal: Gaz was already a badass, but a side effect of [[spoiler: Iggins' MindControlDevice]] gives her [[PlayingWithFire pyrokinetic abilities]].



* BadassNormal: Gaz starts out as this, before upgrading to BadassAbnormal at the end of ''Revenge''. [[spoiler: Then she [[IncrediblyLamePun burns]] through her powers at the end of ''Takeover'', bringing her back down to (badass) normal.]]

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* BadassNormal: Gaz starts out as this, before upgrading to BadassAbnormal EmpoweredBadassNormal at the end of ''Revenge''. [[spoiler: Then she [[IncrediblyLamePun burns]] through her powers at the end of ''Takeover'', bringing her back down to (badass) normal.]]


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* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Gaz was already a badass, but a side effect of [[spoiler: Iggins' MindControlDevice]] gives her [[PlayingWithFire pyrokinetic abilities]].


* AntiHero: Zim and Gaz are either [[SlidingScaleOfAntiHeroes Type IV or V]]... until ''Takeover'', when they jump straight into VillainProtagonist territory.

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* AntiHero: Zim and Gaz are either [[SlidingScaleOfAntiHeroes Type IV or V]]...Gaz... until ''Takeover'', when they jump straight into VillainProtagonist territory.


* KickTheSonOfABitch: What Gaz does to [[spoiler: Iggins]] would be a MoralEventHorizon, but he was a CompleteMonster, so he had it coming.

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: What Gaz does to [[spoiler: Iggins]] would be a MoralEventHorizon, but he was a CompleteMonster, so he had it coming.



* VillainousCrush: Gender-flipped: [[spoiler: Iggins]] has a thing for Gaz; in the long run, this actually makes him ''more'' of a CompleteMonster, since his obsession leads to [[spoiler: brainwashing her]] with the intention of making her his slave.

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* VillainousCrush: Gender-flipped: [[spoiler: Iggins]] has a thing for Gaz; in the long run, this actually makes him ''more'' of a CompleteMonster, worse, since his obsession leads to [[spoiler: brainwashing her]] with the intention of making her his slave.


* HeroicWillpower: While not exactly a "[[HeroicSociopath he]][[AntiHero ro]]", Gaz manages to break free of [[spoiler: Iggins' mind control]] through sheer force of will (though Zim's [[ThePowerOfLove support]] helps).

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* HeroicWillpower: While not exactly a "[[HeroicSociopath "[[SociopathicHero he]][[AntiHero ro]]", Gaz manages to break free of [[spoiler: Iggins' mind control]] through sheer force of will (though Zim's [[ThePowerOfLove support]] helps).


Though of course, {{YMMV}}.

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