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Fan Fic / Invader Zim: Born Again Christian

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Invader Zim: Born Again Christian is the third story written by MarissaTheWriter, the author of the ITS MY LIFE! series.

It follows Gloria Deschanel, Zooey Deschanel's kid sister and a Christian, in the world of Invader Zim and Johnny the Homicidal Maniac. As she goes about, Zim is converted to Christianity, Gloria and "Nee" (who is also a Christian) make a couple and Dib finds a group named Teen Ragers, because the Swollen Eyeball Network simply won't help him.

Mere days after being published, it was MSTed by The Half-World, seeing as The Half-World partially contributed in it even happening. The MST has since been lost forever, but Skepkitty intends to republish it someday. There is also a dramatic reading, which begins here, and another MST by Telltale Fanfic Theater 3000 here.


Invader Zim: Born Again Christian provides examples of:

  • Author Tract: Averted; the author claims she's not a Christian in real life.
  • Artistic License – Biology: Dib is able to survive having Gloria's "crossifix" stabbed through his neck so hard it comes out the other side, without any ill affects. He just pulls it out and runs away.
    • Later its Up to Eleven by mentioning that the crossifix had "crit his juggler vane", again without there being any sign that Dib was more than superficially injured by the blow.
  • Canon Immigrant: PrettyDog200, owner of one of the MSTs of TEEN FORTRESS 2, including her self-insertion as "BERZERK MAN", finally got a role, as the leader of the Teen Ragers. Viewer Gender Confusion ensued.
  • Celebrity Cameo: Zooey Deschanel is the Mary Sue's sister, and the girlfriend of Stephen Merchant.
    Stephen Merchan an Zooy Deschanel are a copple becos Zooy was gonna be Chell in da roomer, an Stpehen plays Wheatly so its lick Chell an Wheatly are a cople an sinse Chell is like Marrissa but less hot an pretty its lick Marrissa an Wheatly are a cople!21
  • Crossover: Of, as described above, Invader Zim and Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, and The Bible itself.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Zooey and Stephen say they will name their unborn child Zim, "in onor of the best Christian ever".
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  • Department of Redundancy Department: Gloria mentions that she "screemed like screemin screemer that screems wile screemin".
  • Face–Heel Turn: Business Man, originally on the side of Marissa in TEEN FORTRESS 2, has made lovers with Skepkitty.
  • The Fundamentalist: Averted, oddly enough for a Troll Fic. Gloria doesn't mind that her sister is an atheist, and doesn't try to convert anyone other than Zim, who had already expressed interest.
    • She does get angry at Stephen and Zooey "gruntin an groanin" in a "Christian house".
      • And she's delighted that they are going to name their baby after "the best Christian ever", implying they may have converted.
  • Good Girls Avoid Abortion: Dib sends a giant monster to kill Gloria, and the monster happens to be pregnant. Because of this Gloria can't kill it because that would "abortion the baby". Nny solves this by doing an "emerjency c-sextion".
  • Gorn: Being that this is MarissaTheWriter...
    [Dib] tared Skep's arm of an made Business Man ate it then toared his leg of an made Skep ate it then he killed them in half. Then the hafs died.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Nny has gone from a deranged serial killer to one of "Gods spesal solders that kills bad guys".
  • Mythology Gag: In-universe, the plot of ITS MY LIFE! replaces Portal 2.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: This story was made due to Skepkitty's comment on a fanfic "Zim born again" (being about Zim literally being born again), saying that no one should ever write a fanfic about Zim becoming a born-again Christian.
  • Retirony: Business Man mentions that he's going to marry Skepkitty later that night, just before they're both killed by Dib and then re-made into one "Skepness Man".
    "Now yur togeter fourever!" Dib lolled with evil an scary.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin
  • Shout Out: Stephen being like 'A SIBARRIAN TIGER' during sex may be a reference to a certain other fanfic known for its tiger sex metaphors.
  • Title Drop: Zim's Famous Last Words.
    • Also the last line of the story.
  • Troll Fic
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: Ghost Rider's manner of speech.

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