Mar. 30, 2001
30 min.
Nickelodeon TV Network

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Invader ZIM

Invader ZIM is an eccentric alien soldier banished from the planet Irk and tricked into going on a "secret mission" to Earth. ZIM is intent on bringing down the human race. He disguises himself as a schoolboy, and the only one who can stop him is Dib Membrane, an insane paranormal researcher, who is intent on stopping him.

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Gaz is Dib's psychotic, antisocial, and apathetic younger sister, often described as "Dib's scary sister", who has a penchant for video games, a fixation with pizza, particularly from her favorite restaurant Bloaty's Pizza Hog and loves soda. If and when someone or something stands in the way of her getting those things, she will thrust them into "a nightmare world from which there is no awakening." She knows that Zim is an alien, but does not care because she believes he's too stupid to take over the Earth.

The only person Gaz seems to tolerate might be her famous father, Professor Membrane. He seems to have a warm relationship with Gaz, even though it's not shown all that often. Professor Membrane is very rarely ever home due to the world always needing his help. However, he does make it a point to once a year have a family night with his kids and spends Christmas with them. Whenever he's home, Gaz seems to strongly prefer to spend time with him over listening to her brother's annoying, enthusiastically long, crazed rants. Because she has a closer relationship with her father, the professor tends to call Gaz "honey" or on occasion by her name which he never does to Dib. She often spends time with him by going down to his lab to talk with him whenever he's home. She has made it known to her father that Dib greatly irritates her and that just the sound of his voice alone sends her into a very deep rage.Gaz's relationship with Zim can be described as distant, cold and unfriendly as the two very rarely interact with one another, and whenever they do interact they mostly say one-liners, with the exception of the episodes "Bloaty's Pizza Hog" and "Future Dib". Zim considers Gaz as a very minor threat (he often overlooks, or is ignorant of, her ability to easily defeat him). This could be due to the fact that he interacts chiefly with Dib and has a better knowledge of Dib's reactions than Gaz's. However, it should also be made known that Zim thinks that Gaz is scary and, that even he as obsessive and power-crazed as he is, he does not wish to provoke her wrath. Whenever Gaz is questioned about her opinion of Zim, she acknowledges that he's an alien, but also says that he's too dumb and incompetent to take over the Earth. In the episode "Lice" it shown that Gaz can endure pain (in that case, the lice eating her scalp) and even calls the students who complain about the pain "whiners". Another example of Gaz's toughness is shown in "Dark Harvest" when Zim replaces one of her organs with her Game Slave, but she continues to play her game, even though it's inside of her. Furthermore, in the episode "Mysterious Mysteries", when talking about Zim, she calls him "stupid Zim", when talking to the show's host. In turn, Zim often refers to her as either "Little Gaz" or "Dib's Little Sister".
Gaz has an okay relationship with GIR and seems to tolerate him better than Dib (although their relationship is only seen in two episodes- "Tak, the Hideous New Girl" and "Bloaty's Pizza Hog"). In an episode called "The Voting Of the Doomed", Gaz was seen with GIR again, but again there was no verbal contact and she just ate peanuts out of his head. Gaz is the only character in the TV show that's ever gotten an onscreen kiss on the lips, albeit an unwanted one (from GIR).
Unlike most characters in the rest of the series, Gaz has special powers, but they are rarely ever demonstrated and the only other people who know about them are Dib and Iggins (although Iggins is only seen in one episode with Gaz which is "Game Slave 2"). According to what's seen in the series, Gaz can levitate herself very high while in a fit of having a really deep rage and a very strong sense of hate as seen in "Gaz, Taster Of Pork", control the weather as seen in "Game Slave 2" and control electricity as seen in "Dibship Rising". Please note that these powers are only seen in the three episodes as mentioned above and that when she levitates, the background becomes purple and her eyes (which are rarely ever open) turn from a pretty and light shade of hazel into a deep and sinister shade of red. She also has a very strange and creepy way of stalking people who have significantly pestered, or upset her---like Dib or the video game crazed boy named Iggins. This strange ability has appeared in only two episodes which were "Battle Dib" and "Game Slave 2".
In "Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom," when Dib throws a muffin at Zim's head and Zim reacts in an outraged and wild type of manner, Gaz does admit that it was kind of funny to see Zim's reaction after he left the cafeteria in a very angry manner. In the episode "Gaz, Taster of Pork", at the end of the episode when she's out eating with her dad, he asks her where Dib is and Gaz says that he's in a pig-filled netherworld. Her father laughs at this and calls her his funny child. This statement causes Gaz to look at him and smile at the fact that she made her father laugh. In "Battle Dib", at the end of the episode as Dib was being shown out the door Gaz smiled and waved at him. In "Game Slave 2" after getting the latest version of the game device from Iggins, Gaz smiled as the sun came out---after she made everything in her world right again.

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01x29 - The Sad, Sad Tale of Chickenfoot
Season 1, Episode 29
01x23 - Mysterious Mysteries
Season 1, Episode 23
01x27 - Battle of the Planets
Season 1, Episode 27
01x34 - Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom
Season 1, Episode 34
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