|Almighty Tallest (Red and Purple)|
|Assignment||To rule the Irken Empire|
|Gender|| Male and Male (current rulers)|
Any gender (previous and future rulers)
|Eye Color||Red and Purple (current rulers)|
|First appearance||The Nightmare Begins|
The Irken Empire has a hierarchical class structure in which shorter individuals are both figuratively and literally looked down upon. The tallest Irken born in a specific generation takes command of the Empire. However, in the event that two Irkens are exactly the same height, they will rule simultaneously, such as in the case of Red and Purple. There is no known official coronation and enthronement ceremony for the Almighty Tallest, however, and their regalia and outfits during these ceremonies are unknown as well. However, the only confirmed ceremony is the thumb-cutting ceremony.
One should address the Almighty Tallest respectfully as "My Tallest", just as many human monarchies refer to their rulers as "Your Majesty." As a general rule of both grammar and respect, "My Tallest" is never pluralized, even when two Tallest rule in tandem.
Presently, the two current Almighty Tallest, Red and Purple, travel around to observe and supervise Operation Impending Doom II in The Massive, the largest and most powerful ship in the Irken Armada, as well as Red and Purple's personal vessel. While they are interested in expanding the Irken Empire, they mostly spend their time lounging around and stuffing their faces with snacks and junk food. Previous Tallest, such as Almighty Tallest Miyuki, were more productive.
As in a judge/jury system, though, the Tallest can occasionally overrule a Control Brain's decision (e.g. when they alter Larb's assignment from Blorch to Vort). Although they are seen to have the ability to do anything that they please, it is likely that they really just don't want to do anything else, content with their already-leisurely condition of life.
Although they are same species as their subjects, the Almighty Tallest differ from their subordinates in many ways other than height: they appear to only have two fingers (as opposed to the normal Irken amount of three or four), and their waists are unnaturally thin. Explaining the former, it was stated by the Invader Zim crew that when a Tallest is chosen, their thumbs are usually chopped off in order to prove that they can rule without them. As for the waists, it is possible that the seemingly impossible effect was achieved by an extreme form of corsets, which, while impossible to do with a human torso, is quite possible with that of an Irken, as the only organs in their midsection are their spine and their squeedly spooch, a form of super-organ resembling a human stomach.
Despite their apparent omnipotence, the Almighty Tallest are actually little more than figureheads introduced to give the Irken populace something to idolize in their society; the Control Brains have all of the true power and influence over the citizens, and even the "Almighty" Tallest must submit to their decisions.
On an Irken holiday known as Probing Day, the Almighty Tallest check up on all the Irken Invaders and ask them to do a presentation on how they plan to conquer their assigned planet. However, Red and Purple force the Invaders to do a puppet show on how they're going to conquer the planet instead, rather than a presentation. If they are not entertained, the Invader is pummeled senselessly by mechanized mallets controlled by the Almighty Tallest.
It is possible that Red and Purple are the first co-rulers of Irk, being that Miyuki and Spork were going to appear as lone rulers. As leadership is determined by height alone and not competence, it is probable that Red and Purple are the same height and as such were both promoted at the same time.
List of Known Tallest
The following table displays every known tallest in the order they have ruled.
|Almighty Tallest Miyuki||Deceased †|
|Almighty Tallest Spork||Deceased †|
|Almighty Tallest Red||Active|
|Almighty Tallest Purple||Active|
- Irken Society
- Almighty Tallest and Zim's Relationship
- Almighty Tallest Red and Almighty Tallest Purple's Relationship
- Almighty Tallest:Screenshots
|Almighty Tallest • Control Brain • Fast Food Drone • Frylord • Irken Elite • Irken Invader • Janitor • Advisor|