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** In a last ditch attempt to elicit mercy, Zim asks GIR, "You were my servant once, don't you remember?" to which GIR replies, "Yeah. I didn't like it." While it's possible GIR could have been referring to the short period of conflict he had with Zim while locked in duty mode (as he was able to see just how idiotic his master was), it also could imply that even when GIR is his own usual dumb self, that on some deeper level, he has enough self-awareness and sanity to realize just how terrible his life with Zim really is. That would mean that for all GIR's outward whacky antics, [[AndIMustScream on the inside, he is constantly suffering and boiling with murderous hatred for his existence, though trapped within his own mind and therefore unable to ever do anything about it.]]

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** In a last ditch attempt to elicit mercy, Zim asks GIR, "You were my servant once, don't you remember?" to which GIR replies, "Yeah. I didn't like it." While it's possible GIR could have been referring to the short period of conflict he had with Zim while locked in duty mode (as he was able to see just how idiotic his master was), it also could imply that even when GIR is his own usual dumb self, that on some deeper level, he has enough self-awareness and sanity to realize just how terrible his life with Zim really is. That would mean that [[StepfordSmiler for all GIR's outward whacky antics, antics,]] [[AndIMustScream on the inside, he is constantly suffering and boiling with murderous hatred for his existence, though trapped within his own mind and therefore unable to ever do anything about it.]]


** Considering Nny breaks into other people’s houses a lot, then what is this shadow that can be seen lurking through Dib’s house [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UYiQDOayrV4 here?]]

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** Considering Nny breaks into other people’s houses a lot, then what is this shadow that can be seen lurking through Dib’s house [[https://m.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYiQDOayrV4 here?]]


* Some people have postulated that the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1NyGmn4D80 bacon that was in the soap]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7fVCB6boU was made when Gir lit that piggy on fire.]]

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* Some people have postulated that the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1NyGmn4D80 com/watch?v=bxUNzHI01yE bacon that was in the soap]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7fVCB6boU was made when Gir lit that piggy on fire.]]


** GIR has been seen vomiting throughout the series, and issue 9 of the comics makes it clear that he does so often. It's possible that he has to vomit back every single thing he eats due to his lack of a digestive system.



* 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.
-->'''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.]]



** As seen in the comics, Dib has had plenty of moments in which he TookALevelInJerkass that he didn't reach in the show (more details on the main and character pages). While it could be the more colder side of his personality shining through, could any of the above have also contributed some?



* Discussed in-universe in issue 10 of the comic. In a pudding commercial on tv, a kid gets turned into pudding and flies away. Zim mentions how the commercial never shows the kid turning back, leaving him essentially stuck like that.
* Dib being locked in the containment unit with the snarl beast.
** Luckily for Dib the snarl beast had returned to its docile form when they got trapped. Now the kids it threatened on the other hand (plus Dib who it now has quite the hold of...)


* Being stuck in a room with a moose may not sound that scary at first, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rH7GcBJ72w until you learn]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6Qj9K_eJJE what kind of damage one moose is capable of doing]]. In fact, most people would prefer being attacked ''by a bear'' than by a moose. "Prepare your bladder for imminent release" indeed.

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* Being stuck in a room with a moose may not sound that scary at first, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rH7GcBJ72w until you learn]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6Qj9K_eJJE what kind of damage damage]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FBRoCvieuc one moose is capable of doing]]. In fact, most people would prefer being attacked ''by a bear'' than by a moose. "Prepare your bladder for imminent release" indeed.

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* Being stuck in a room with a moose may not sound that scary at first, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rH7GcBJ72w until you learn]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6Qj9K_eJJE what kind of damage one moose is capable of doing]]. In fact, most people would prefer being attacked ''by a bear'' than by a moose. "Prepare your bladder for imminent release" indeed.


* 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.

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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” “schmillions” of lightyears from Earth and he has to employ space warping technology to get Earth to the Tallest.


*** 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.

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