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  • How did Princess What's-Her-Name survive the ending of of the first Earthworm Jim game? She must be one tough lady to survive something that harsh (getting crushed by a cow and falling into lava).
    • She didn't. That was a cow in disguise.
    • Lava? I'm pretty sure that's just water made red by the evening sun.
    • Considering that a character gets squashed by a cow in every episode of the animated series its not surprising that she survived.
    • Negative Continuity. It's a cop-out answer, but these games (and the show) sure seem to have it.
    • EW 2's manual says that the liquid was indeed slime. And that Jim reinflated her.
  • Why does Bob the killer goldfish always stay inside his water bowl, even under water?
    • Because it's funny.
    • Clearly as a goldfish he has a limited temperature tolerance. The water in his bowl is comfortable while the cooler ocean water is undesirable. An advanced hydrostatic force field keeps the water from mixing.
    • Because he's small and would get lost in the big ocean or would be eaten by a bigger fish without #4 to protect makes sense that he sticks close to his muscle.
    • Goldfish are freshwater fish, so they won't be able to survive in a saltwater ocean.
    • Bulletproof glass?
  • In the first game, Jim uses a rocket to fly from planet to planet, but stops on each planet, is attacked by the inhabitants, is encountered by a boss, beats said boss, and only after defeating the boss does he use the rocket to fly to the next planet. Why does he risk his life by landing on all of these planets rather than fly above them all?
    • If he didn't, the game would suck. Also, perhaps his rocket has a limit to how far it can fly without being refueled/recharged.
    • Those purple orbs you collect during the bonus levels are fuel. There aren't any in the levels themselves, so Jim has to save his fuel getting off each planet.
    • He's the good guy, so he's gotta defeat the bad guys. Plain and simple.
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    • Jim's not exactly the smartest worm in the can, he probably doesn't realize he doesn't have to.
  • What color is Jim's red gun?
  • But I did read the manual! You've got to believe me!
  • In the question round very near the end of the Earthworm Jim level "Villi People", the available answers to "What is the meaning of life?" are A: Ask Brian B: 42 C: Forty-two. The game has B as the right answer, but personally I think it should be A. After all, it only asks for the meaning of life; NOT Life, The Universe, and Everything.
    • This troper does not understand why everybody gets those two confused all the time.
  • How would the super suit have fit Queen Slug-for-a-Butt anyway?
    • One episode in the cartoon has Queen Slug actually wearing the darn thing (not kidding). By the time Jim gets it back it's understandably very stretched out.


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