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*** Thus bringing forth the Membrane family.
*** This troper thought there was no such thing as a negative mutation, in that all creatures evolve positively to fit their surroundings, but some don't evolve enough or fast enough... unless the Creationists are right in their belief that everything (including DNA) is and has always been slowly decaying rather than evolving... in which case [[NightmareFuel this is what humanity is going to look like in another few centuries]].
*** MOST mutations are negative. All cancers are caused by mutations, and genetic diseases are the result of mutations (though some, like Sickle Cell Anemia, have beneficial side-effects).
*** Since evolution [[HollywoodEvolution doesn't work like that]] it's more likely that the humans would be suffering from developmental abnormalities caused by exposure to toxic chemicals in utero, similar to how thalidomide exposure can cause phocomelia. Which, fittingly for a Jhonen Vasquez project, would be ''way'' more terrible, pushing this towards FridgeHorror.
*** Humanity's mutations and deformities may explain why [[MadScientist Professor Membrane]] doesn't believe Zim is an alien -- to the Professor, Zim's probably one of the misshapen and degenerate spawn that people have become. [[StupidEvil Zim certainly fits the degenerate part.]]
*** It'd also explain why Zim can pass off his lack of ears and green skin as a "skin condition", or the existence of Old Kid; deformities like that are just that common.


* One for ''Enter the Florpus:'' Why does Clembrane have a stitched-up scar on his forehead? Zim probably had to operate on his brain to install any "programming" that would cause him to believe he was the real Dr. Membrane.

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* In “Backseat Drivers from Beyond the Stars” Zim says that The Tallest are closer than ever before and attempts to steer them towards Earth. After he ends up controlling another alien ship and steers it towards Earth it’s not very long before the ship arrives. Yet in Enter The Florpus, Zim finds out that the Tallest are “schmillion” of lightyears from Earth and he has to employ space warping technology to get Earth to the Tallest.


* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip where Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper" switches Zim with Gaz and Dib with GIR. For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in effect, with Zim having to fight Gaz's natural apathy at every turn as Dib deals with SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, undergoes a dramatic personality alteration over the course of the issue, dropping her games and everything else for a chance to TakeOverTheWorld, eventually stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim, retaining none of her other quirks. Dib himself notes that "having Zim's body is making Gaz act more Irken than human." Why? Because she doesn't ''just'' have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's essentially undergoing the same process of mental override by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.

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* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip where Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper" switches Zim with Gaz and Dib with GIR. For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in effect, with Zim having to fight Gaz's natural apathy at every turn as Dib deals with SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, undergoes a dramatic ''dramatic'' personality alteration over the course of the issue, dropping her games and everything else for a chance to TakeOverTheWorld, eventually stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim, retaining none of her other quirks. Dib himself notes that "having Zim's body is making Gaz act more Irken than human." Why? Because she doesn't ''just'' have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's essentially undergoing the same process of mental override by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.


* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip where Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper" switches Zim with Gaz and Dib with GIR For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in effect, with Zim having to fight Gaz's natural apathy at every turn as Dib deals with SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, undergoes a dramatic personality alteration over the course of the issue, dropping her games and everything else for a chance to TakeOverTheWorld, eventually stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim, retaining none of her other quirks. Dib himself notes that "having Zim's body is making Gaz act more Irken than human." Why? Because she doesn't ''just'' have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's essentially undergoing the same process of mental override by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.

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* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip where Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper" switches Zim with Gaz and Dib with GIR GIR. For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in effect, with Zim having to fight Gaz's natural apathy at every turn as Dib deals with SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, undergoes a dramatic personality alteration over the course of the issue, dropping her games and everything else for a chance to TakeOverTheWorld, eventually stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim, retaining none of her other quirks. Dib himself notes that "having Zim's body is making Gaz act more Irken than human." Why? Because she doesn't ''just'' have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's essentially undergoing the same process of mental override by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.


* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip involving the four leads in an accident with Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper." For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in full effect, with Zim in Gaz's body having to fight her natural apathy at every turn as Dib deals with SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, suffers a dramatic personality alteration while in Zim's body, quickly going from her gaming-obsessed self to dropping everything and [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over the World]] to stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim, retaining none of her other quirks. Dib himself notes that "having Zim's body is making Gaz act more Irken than human." Why? Because she doesn't ''just'' have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's essentially undergoing the same process of mental override by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.

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* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip involving the four leads in an accident with where Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper." mind-swapper" switches Zim with Gaz and Dib with GIR For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in full effect, with Zim in Gaz's body having to fight her Gaz's natural apathy at every turn as Dib deals with SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, suffers undergoes a dramatic personality alteration while in Zim's body, quickly going from her gaming-obsessed self to over the course of the issue, dropping her games and everything and [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over the World]] else for a chance to TakeOverTheWorld, eventually stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim, retaining none of her other quirks. Dib himself notes that "having Zim's body is making Gaz act more Irken than human." Why? Because she doesn't ''just'' have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's essentially undergoing the same process of mental override by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.


* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip involving the four leads in an accident with Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper." For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in full effect, with Zim in Gaz's body having to fight her natural apathy at every turn as Dib deals with SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, suffers a full dramatic personality alteration while in Zim's body, quickly going from her gaming-obsessed self to dropping everything and [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over the World]] to stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim, retaining none of her other quirks. Dib himself notes that "having Zim's body is making Gaz act more Irken than human." Why? Because she doesn't ''just'' have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's essentially undergoing the same process of mental override by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.

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* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip involving the four leads in an accident with Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper." For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in full effect, with Zim in Gaz's body having to fight her natural apathy at every turn as Dib deals with SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, suffers a full dramatic personality alteration while in Zim's body, quickly going from her gaming-obsessed self to dropping everything and [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over the World]] to stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim, retaining none of her other quirks. Dib himself notes that "having Zim's body is making Gaz act more Irken than human." Why? Because she doesn't ''just'' have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's essentially undergoing the same process of mental override by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.


* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip involving the four leads in an accident with Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper." For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in full effect, with Zim in Gaz's body having to fight her natural apathy at every turn as Dib deals with SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, has a dramatic personality alteration while in Zim's body, quickly going from her gaming-obsessed self to dropping everything and [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over the World]] to stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim. Dib himself notes that "having Zim's body is making Gaz act more Irken than human." Why? Because she doesn't ''just'' have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's essentially undergoing the same process of mental override by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.

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* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip involving the four leads in an accident with Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper." For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in full effect, with Zim in Gaz's body having to fight her natural apathy at every turn as Dib deals with SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, has suffers a full dramatic personality alteration while in Zim's body, quickly going from her gaming-obsessed self to dropping everything and [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over the World]] to stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim.Zim, retaining none of her other quirks. Dib himself notes that "having Zim's body is making Gaz act more Irken than human." Why? Because she doesn't ''just'' have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's essentially undergoing the same process of mental override by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.


* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip involving the four leads in an accident with Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper." For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in full effect, with Zim in Gaz's body having to fight her apathy at every turn as Dib undergoes SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, undergoes the most dramatic change while in Zim's body, quickly going from acting like her video-game obsessed self to dropping everything and [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over the World]] to stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim. Dib himself notes that "having Zim's body is making Gaz act more Irken than human." Why? Because she doesn't ''just'' have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's essentially undergoing the same process of mental override by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.

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* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip involving the four leads in an accident with Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper." For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in full effect, with Zim in Gaz's body having to fight her natural apathy at every turn as Dib undergoes deals with SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, undergoes the most has a dramatic change personality alteration while in Zim's body, quickly going from acting like her video-game obsessed gaming-obsessed self to dropping everything and [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over the World]] to stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim. Dib himself notes that "having Zim's body is making Gaz act more Irken than human." Why? Because she doesn't ''just'' have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's essentially undergoing the same process of mental override by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.


* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip involving the four leads in an accident with Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper." For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in full effect, with Zim in Gaz's body having to fight her apathy at every turn as Dib undergoes SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, suffers the most noticeable change while in Zim's body, quickly going from acting like her video-game obsessed self to dropping everything and [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over the World]] to stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim. Dib himself notes that "having Zim's body is making Gaz act more Irken than human." Why? Because she doesn't ''just'' have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's essentially undergoing the same process of mental override by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.

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* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip involving the four leads in an accident with Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper." For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in full effect, with Zim in Gaz's body having to fight her apathy at every turn as Dib undergoes SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, suffers undergoes the most noticeable dramatic change while in Zim's body, quickly going from acting like her video-game obsessed self to dropping everything and [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over the World]] to stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim. Dib himself notes that "having Zim's body is making Gaz act more Irken than human." Why? Because she doesn't ''just'' have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's essentially undergoing the same process of mental override by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.


* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip involving the four leads in an accident with Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper." For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in full effect, with Zim in Gaz's body having to fight her apathy at every turn as Dib undergoes SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, suffers the most noticeable change while in Zim's body, quickly going from acting like her video-game obsessed self to dropping everything and [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over the World]] to stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim. Dib himself notes that "having Zim's body is making Gaz act more Irken than human." Why? She doesn't just have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's essentially undergoing the same process of mental override by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.

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* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip involving the four leads in an accident with Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper." For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in full effect, with Zim in Gaz's body having to fight her apathy at every turn as Dib undergoes SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, suffers the most noticeable change while in Zim's body, quickly going from acting like her video-game obsessed self to dropping everything and [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over the World]] to stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim. Dib himself notes that "having Zim's body is making Gaz act more Irken than human." Why? She Because she doesn't just ''just'' have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's essentially undergoing the same process of mental override by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.


* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip involving the four leads in an accident with Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper." For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in full effect, with Zim in Gaz's body having to fight her apathy at every turn as Dib undergoes SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, suffers the most noticeable change while in ZIM's body, quickly going from acting like her video-game obsessed self to dropping everything and [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over the World]] to stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim. Why? She doesn't just have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's essentially undergoing the same process of mental override by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.

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* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip involving the four leads in an accident with Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper." For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in full effect, with Zim in Gaz's body having to fight her apathy at every turn as Dib undergoes SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, suffers the most noticeable change while in ZIM's Zim's body, quickly going from acting like her video-game obsessed self to dropping everything and [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over the World]] to stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim. Dib himself notes that "having Zim's body is making Gaz act more Irken than human." Why? She doesn't just have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's essentially undergoing the same process of mental override by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.


* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip involving the four leads in an accident with Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper." For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in full effect, with Zim in Gaz's body having to fight her apathy at every turn as Dib undergoes SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, suffers the most noticeable change while in ZIM's body, quickly going from acting like herself to [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over the World]] to stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim. Why? She doesn't just have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's essentially undergoing the same process of mental override by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.

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* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip involving the four leads in an accident with Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper." For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in full effect, with Zim in Gaz's body having to fight her apathy at every turn as Dib undergoes SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, suffers the most noticeable change while in ZIM's body, quickly going from acting like herself her video-game obsessed self to dropping everything and [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over the World]] to stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim. Why? She doesn't just have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's essentially undergoing the same process of mental override by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.


* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip involving the four leads in an accident with Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper." For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in full effect, with Zim in Gaz's body having to fight her apathy at every turn as Dib undergoes SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, suffers the most noticeable change while in ZIM's body, quickly going from acting like herself to [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over the World]] to stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim. Why? She doesn't just have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's undergoing the same process by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.

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* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip involving the four leads in an accident with Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper." For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in full effect, with Zim in Gaz's body having to fight her apathy at every turn as Dib undergoes SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, suffers the most noticeable change while in ZIM's body, quickly going from acting like herself to [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over the World]] to stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim. Why? She doesn't just have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's essentially undergoing the same process of mental override by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.

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* Issue 21 of the comic has a classic FreakyFridayFlip involving the four leads in an accident with Zim's "Bizmarkian mind-swapper." For the most part, TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is in full effect, with Zim in Gaz's body having to fight her apathy at every turn as Dib undergoes SanitySlippage while inhabiting GIR's wonky programming. Gaz, though, suffers the most noticeable change while in ZIM's body, quickly going from acting like herself to [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over the World]] to stealing Zim's identity and becoming unrecognizable as anyone but a shrewder and more competent incarnation of Zim. Why? She doesn't just have Zim's body, ''[[HeartDrive she has his PAK]].'' She's undergoing the same process by which Dib gradually "became" Zim after attaching to his PAK in the unfinished "Ten Minutes to Doom" episode.
-->'''Zim:''' Remember, you said everyone in the world would know the name "Zim."
-->'''Gaz:''' I did. [[ExactWords And now they do.]] [[WhamLine Everyone knows me. And I am Zim.]]

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