Film Theory: Dib Is An ALIEN! (Invader Zim)

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    I've been wanting to cover more classic cartoons lately and Invader Zim was the perfect choice. The lore and science of that show fascinates me. There is so much we can dive into that it was hard to limit myself to one thing, but for you, Theorists, I will do my best. Today we are going to uncover the SECRET ALIEN hiding in plain sight. No, I don't mean Zim. I am talking about DIB!

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    Writers: Matthew Patrick and Zach Stewart
    Editors: Tyler Mascola, Koen Verhagen, and Forrest Lee
    Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
    Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

    Julkaistu 5 kuukautta sitten


    1. NoTagBacks

      I think if the show wasn't canceled, this would actually be the big twist during a season finale of some sort

      1. Cheese Burger

        @87 Pierre Emad it was more popular with teens than kids

      2. Maria Rangel


      3. Garruage

        @DemxnXrtz that episode was 100% deleted.

      4. Bill Johnson

        You right

      5. GreenPeam_PG3D

        @tara lamlam12 your so lucky i never get pinned 😫

    2. Christina Carroll

      I’m surprised he didn’t talk about Gaz’s strange reality bending powers or the fact that she’s a skilled fighter pilot at the age of, what, 10? They say it’s because she’s a gamer, but video games don’t translate to real world pilot skills.

    3. •「十分笨」•

      membrane lookin like an aburame

    4. wildtk123

      Then he might be half human and half Allen.

      1. wildtk123


    5. Therev295

      I think Dib saying "I just hope the Irkens use the same operating system as I do" was more of a reference to Independence Day.

    6. cancerous troll

      if dib is a clone and he has ears wouldnt that mean that his dad also has ears?

    7. Marko Feller

      if dib is a clone of his father, then he shouldnt have a nose and ears.

    8. Owen Is Cool

      Question: why doesn’t honey find coupons for its own website?

    9. Lex Taro

      I don't know if anyone has pointed this out before, but when Professor Membrane is a "child" his voice is the same as when he's an adult. And in that clip, he's about the same size as Zim. What if the people of Zim's race (I know what they're called, I just don't know how to spell it) start out short, and then some of them get taller later in life. And maybe there's a gene for it that the Tallest can look for so they can get rid of the ones who might grow tall enough to overthrow them.

    10. Karla Cervantes

      Do I believe this maybe, am I just glad there's at least more invader zim content? Yes

    11. Radiant Shadow

      7:00 The scene afterwards was my favorite of the series, he steps into a stall and screams "LEAVE NO EVIDENCE!" Then a kid runs out and watches the bathroom stall explode into fire, and stands there in shock.

    12. Simon

      Sim sounds like chaos from sky landers academy

    13. Okthatsnice

      Hey matpat what if I told u that the reason that dims dad always says aliens stuff is fake is probably because it’s a REOCCURRING JOKE

      1. Okthatsnice

        Also maybe his nose is being hidden from goggles they also how would they give him ears when he wears goggles that cover the place human ears would probably be

    14. stariiyu

      petition for invader zim to get another season to prove matpat right (and because i fuckin love that show)

    15. Neptune_80

      He really is if he can fit a COW in his stomach

    16. sanan khattak

      you just showed short membrane on earth and then said he was kicked out because he was tall enough to take over

    17. Terrapin Flyer

      Holy CRAP! I love when conspiracy theories are this good. Definitely going to rewatch the series w this in mind. Almost 20 years later w this info! What about Dib's nose and ears?! Would be awesome if Netflix picked up a reboot of the series!

    18. NuggetboiHunud

      matpats the reason i overthink everything

    19. Owen Christopher Lai


    20. Owen McGahey

      Iv seen yhe movie but not the tv show

    21. disco Stu

      Another theory about invader Zim

    22. you got any memes

      Dibs dad gets father of the year

    23. Czech Mate

      So he's a protector of Earth. He cared about his appliances destroying all of Earth.

    24. Gavin Williams

      He figured it out great

    25. Macro Machina

      .>....... i can`t be a aln..... ooooo an if your smart enuf you would know zim is a girl.

    26. Ash Salas

      There's still one thing I don't understand. If Dib is a clone of his father why does he and Gaz have ears and noses? Because Professor Membrane doesn't have ears or a nose so did they have a genetic mutation get those ears and a nose or what?

    27. Yoda Master


    28. rabbit v hamster sapphire and chompy

      I think the Clemebrane and Gaz bit was stretched out Memebrane just saw something that looks like him and just bave him a pudding cup and Gaz was being sarcastic.

    29. Creative Cheetah

      But MatPat, Membrane has been on Earth since he was a kid. Wouldn't that mean the Tallest didn't send him to Earth? Membrane also has the same growth patterns as a human.

    30. 8Dan

      among us in a nutshell

    31. Lynn Allen

      I'm kinda sus of zim but hes probably not an alien

    32. Cheesy Man

      Skuiggly skwooch that sounds like not a theory or being sarcastic no IT IS IN FACT an inappropriate joke

    33. TnT FoX

      I think this theory is true because the show creator said the finale would have Zim fighting against the Urkans when they finally came for Earth. Why would Zim team up withn Dib? Well if his father showed himself to be the Tallest... and revealed the other two tallest's plans... Zim would be mad once he realized they wanteed to get rid of him.

    34. Georgia Mendez

      The doubtful sentence immunophenotypically welcome because tip lilly decorate off a steep stew. bright, paltry spark

    35. dReliq

      What if he's actually future Zim or something?

    36. Belle Jasmin Yadao

      If membrane was banished for being too tall,explain how he was a child taller than the almighty tallest

    37. TJAwsmness 54

      14:15 "That one is living amongst them" [dead body reported]

    38. creeper animation Studios

      I know this is a theory a FILM THEORY but how come Gaz and dib have ears and nose

    39. Leo Bug

      I got giggling at 14:33

    40. Jonathan Ryan

      this is blowing my mind so hardcore right now!!!!!!!!

    41. Nicholas Burns

      The only thing I have a problem with is there is a clip of baby membrane being small and he use the idea that the mighty tallest sent him because he is tall and we know he was on earth because well santa

    42. Waffle Lord

      I miss invader zim 😭😭😭😭

    43. Jorja Lowery

      I AN ZIM!!!!

    44. Jorja Lowery

      Yaaaaaaaaaasssss my faaaaavvvvoooorrriitte movie

    45. Kittiki Studios

      I wonder that membrain wife died giving birth to twins that were half alien and half human

    46. Imogenkat

      I know I'm late but I wish you could do more videos about the show

    47. A Stoopid Person

      Test tube bbys

    48. job bot

      Enter the florpus sounds like enter the plumbus

    49. G I R

      12:25 Why do be his head so big?

    50. Zane bates


    51. Knuckles  Sonic

      Also at the end of movie the Clone and membrain are together when clams the clone is a hallucinating

    52. K_SET

      You're actually wrong, Dib is a clone of his father. 🙄

    53. Christian Gutierez

      Okay I found something that broke theory if membrane was a kid and he was like the size of like a six-year-old then how would be people taller than them Almighty toddlers but tallest aliens how to be taller than them because we see him on earth when he was a kid so yeah that's one thing that breaks his theory I don't know maybe doesn't have any ears nose

    54. Joe Craft

      The tallest are actually the smallest, because they fit in the tall suits.

    55. oldmansam26 Hartnett

      maybe matpat is a alien because he is very smart

    56. Icyjuschillin

      The fourth channel will be conspiracy theories.

    57. pink7ig3rgaming

      what if the film was too lazy to edit Mr. Membrane?

    58. Loturzel Restaurant

      Channel is kinda bad at Quality 'these Days'...

    59. Loturzel Restaurant

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    60. Giovanni XO

      ...Wait... this makes perfect sense..

    61. melissa robb

      It’s not a fear it’s the truth

    62. Deepthi935

      Dib has ears too

    63. Gecko o

      Well I always though that there was something weird with professor membrane, but he didn't have enough screen time and no one was making theories back then. One thing is for sure, that cartoon ended way too soon.

    64. a b

      Or maybe Prof. Membrane somehow just stole Irkin tech to conquer Earth, and is trying to hide that fact from his son and the world.

    65. Yofadhli Ahmed Kahirawan

      Professor membrane : "Think DIB, THINK! You'll outlast every fragile, insignificant being on this planet. You'll live to see this world crumble to dust and blow away! Everyone and everything you know will be gone!" "What will you have after 500 years?!" Dib : "You dad..."

    66. EFeezie

      This. Is. INSANE! Thank you so much for this theory I didn't know I needed

    67. Wepped

      Nah they will probably ruin your expectations by doing that midseason.

    68. KadeX

      “NOT SCIENTIFICALLY POSSIBLE!” That needs to be a meme format

      1. torrented gamer

        @KadeX my username means nothing, i just thought it sounded cool.

      2. torrented gamer

        @KadeX i mean, it was more relevant. last year. only prequel memes and doge memes stay relevant for more than 6 months

      3. KadeX

        @torrented gamer also, quick question. What does your screen name mean?

      4. KadeX

        @torrented gamer if you read all the replies to this comment you would’ve known what I actually meant to say but just didn’t feel like correcting it in the original post

      5. torrented gamer

        @KadeX it was.

    69. ZIM

      I’m always the cooler one

    70. animal adventures

      I thought that you would say that membrane was making a clone expirement on himself to make the kids, but the result was horrible, his smartness only went into the clones, so they had different looks, as in green skin, and red eyes. So he thought that they wouldn't fit in the world so they were sent into space possibly to die, but they adapted to the vacuum of space and started a new species, like adam and eve kinda

    71. Alex Lewis

      I never got to watch invader zim But I 100% think that they should bring it back and redo it because it seems really funny

    72. Busermeder

      Maybe but I disagree 😡

    73. Kriz24 Gaming

      If Dr. Membrane is an Alien, that means his son Dib is also an Alien... and if Dib, (the Proto-MatPat,) is an Alien... then MatPat is also an Alien... I KNEW IT!! XD

    74. Box Man

      invader zim is amogus movie

    75. -Galaxy Polar-

      People also really forget that there was an episode where another invader came to Earth and she had a realistic human disgusie that was complete with ears and a nose and human skin. Even if you take all points of evidence that can discredit the theory, the fact that this episode exists means that Professor Membrane can use the same technology to disguise himself and his clones.

    76. bugman bugman

      what is the point of these theory videos? none of them are true. nobody that makes these shows is excepting for nerds to be contemplating this stuff 20 years later. they're all just nutty cartoons to make money.

    77. Entertained Gamer

      I know I'm a little late but mat pat perhaps professor membrane says aliens don't exist so dib collects alien inventions for evidence then professor membrane secretly uses them to upgrade or invent his inventions? And maybe he thinks that when he says he believes dibs theory then dib will not collect more inventions as evidence. But hey that's just my thought... A really not that interesting probably untrue thought.

    78. L m

      Personal Theory: The Almighty Tallest are not taller at all. Looking at their design, it leaves us to believe they are extremely lanky at first glance, however the more you look, the more you notice. While all other Irken seem to wear clothing and walk, the Tallest seem to be wearing armor, with mechanical grooving that we see with their other technology, as well as the fact that they FLOAT...hover? This lack of gravity is extremely questionable and entirely unexplained. Unless, it's some sort of Advanced Technological Bio-Suite. If this be the case, then really their large spherical chests are actually compartments acting as a Life Support/Protective shell for their true tiny Irken bodies. It would explain why the range of motion to their lower halves is insanely limited, if not ignored, and their robes never actually SHOW legs, they are only imply feet which do nothing but add to their façade. 'Tallest' is then really implying quite literal 'Higher'archy, a way of making it completely obvious that they outrank all other Irken, they are 'Above Them'. This may also be an illusion for the sake of power, that in their culture, over time their nobility has brainwashed everyone into THINKING they have grown that way, that they are naturally born into their position of greatness, when really it is just another way of keeping them from uprising, they couldn't be in charge, they aren't tall enough.


      There actually exists the possibility that he was selling his tech to Irkins. Hence, why they use his operating systems. Perhaps, he wanted to keep the existence of his most profitable party a secret

    80. Bwinkz90 00

      "Pulling a dab.. uhh, I, uhh, mean.. Dib!" 🤘🏼

    81. jonathan mello

      lol I named my son Zim!! no joke! his first dogs name will be Ger!!

    82. Anthony Alexander

      Also he has super speed see how fast he got to him

    83. Lemmonhead Lemmon

      You never said anything about the super jump in the world peace thing

    84. Malevolent Snow

      Isn’t this like the most well known theory of Zim?

    85. Elsa Österberg

      So it's kinda like invincible minus some gore?

    86. your local crack head

      My head hurts 😢

    87. Kayla DoesVA

      Oh actually! In a reading of a script, they explain while Zim was on trial that he was the one who killed the other Tallest. However Membrane has a ton of cybernetic enhancements. He could have made himself taller since the irken see it as a form of power

    88. P- Street

      no but for real though. why does Grrr eat?

    89. Bass Beans

      12:07 why does that sound like morty

    90. Butt Cheek

      matt would probs be good at gas lightig

    91. James Park

      A cartoon masterpiece, we were so fortunate for these shows growing up... IMAGINE THIS... An Invader Zim REBOOT!!! 😁😁😁

    92. Denzay

      it is a crime this show did not run longer

    93. whuspr

      His father is like Samuel Hayden from Doom... Or, is Samuel Hayden like Dib's father?

      1. whuspr

        combined with Mark Zuckerberg and Omni-Man

    94. Sean O'Donnell

      If you watch the show, almost every point is explained.

    95. Patrick Frerking

      I'm pretty sure there was an episode where it showed that the "tallest" aliens were just shown to be suits. They are not really that tall. In fact they the same size as the other aliens. But, if I remember correctly they didn't let the rest of the other aliens know they were suits for fear of rebellion. So I don't think the height thing has anything to do with the dad being alien.

    96. Jamie

      How did I miss this episode!!! I love Invader Zim!

    97. UnityTrap

      among us?

    98. Norma Harlean

      all i have to say is, “¿like, der?”kinda almost like twenty years late to the endless ‘...huduh...” partay... best of all mini moose welcomes us all and loves everyone ;3 *~* mini moose is love *~*

    99. dobasen lives

      I honestly used to see his dad as "the smartest man on a planet of idiots" but this somehow makes more sense...

    100. Alfonso Velasco Jr.