|Assignment||Blorch, home of the Slaughtering Rat People|
|Notable facts||For being the first to conquer his planet in Operation Impending Doom II.|
|First appearance||The Nightmare Begins|
|Voice Actor(s)|| Ted Raimi
Invader con 1 and 2 Melissa Fahn
Invader Skoodge is among the shortest Irken Invaders. He is the closest thing Zim has to a best friend (although it is hard to tell, as Zim often abuses him). Skoodge and Zim went to school together at the Irken Military Training Area underground. Despite his success as an Invader, Skoodge is hated by the Tallest for being 'so short and ugly', most likely because this success proved that height has no effect on an Invader's competence.
Skoodge is a very short Irken, something that causes him to be looked down upon (more than usual) by the Tallest and is considered ugly. He wears a standard Irken Invader uniform, but with no horizontal stripes, which has several dark spots or stains on it, and wears pink gloves and boots rather than the usual black. He has a wide, stubby body and ruby eyes, though he has red-violet eyes in The Nightmare Begins. He is also shown occasionally without a PAK (throughout the whole episode, Hobo 13).
Skoodge has shown that he can be very gullible, believing the Tallests' claim that they changed the tradition for Organic Sweep (the conquering Invader was launched from a cannon as part of the Organic Sweep). He is nervous and seemingly afraid of the Tallest sometimes choosing to be aware that Red and Purple despise him due to their height-based society, causing him to have a very mellow personality.
He does, however, seem to be rather proud of the fact that he partly overcame his height-based disadvantage in Irken society, and when the Tallest exclaimed, "But, you're so short!" he answered smartly, "and ugly," in an attempt to please the Tallest. He appeared very proud and boastful after he conquered Blorch, posing happily for the cameras as he walked into the main chamber of the Massive, though he was originally crying when assigned this planet. Being the first to take over a planet for Operation Impending Doom II indicates that Skoodge is indeed a skilled Invader, but, as stated above, is never acknowledged by anyone due to his minimal size. He not only allows the Tallestto control him, he allowed Zim to use him to his advantage as well, though Zim is even smaller in height than he is. Still, he never has shown to have become upset over this, accepting his inferiority.
Skoodge was assigned to the planet Blorch, home of the Slaughtering Rat People. Blorch was originally assiged to Invader Larb, but as Larb has increased in height, he was assigned to the planet Vort, and Blorch was given to Skoodge due to his shortness. Much to the surprise of the Almighty Tallest, Skoodge became the first Invader to successfully conquer a planet in Operation Impending Doom II. However, not wanting such a short Invader to be the poster boy of galactic conquest in a society descriminated against height, the Almighty Tallest convinced the gullible Skoodge that it had now become customary to fire conquering Invaders from the main cannon before the Armada commenced the Organic Sweep on their assigned planet. After the real Skoodge had been ejected onto the surface of Blorch, Tallest Purple selected a taller candidate, Invader Grapa, to receive the glory for Skoodge's work.
Role in Invader ZimEdit
Before Operation Impending Doom 2Edit
Skoodge went to school with Zim beneath Irk's surface. Zim hatched a plan to escape (which was against the rules), which resulted in them getting beaten up (possibly considered as a "pummeling") and expelled.
Post-Operation Impending Doom 2Edit
Remarkably, Skoodge survived being shot into Blorch, and went on to test with Zim on Hobo 13, hoping for a promotion (Zim was there seeking the same goal). When Zim expesses surprise that Skoodge is alive, Skoodge simply says that he's "okay now". Zim sacrificed Skoodge to the Hogulus during one of the trials in order to ensure his own safety, but, incredibly, Skoodge somehow survived again and made it to the Fortress of Pain, only to get dragged away once more by the Hogulus, this time with Sergeant Hobo 678 hitting him against the beast.
In the canceled episode, Day of Da Spookies, it is revealed that Skoodge had been living in Zim's basement ever since he destroyed Blorch. He helped Zim in his plan to discredit Dib, which, like most of Zim's plans, failed. The plan involved Zim dressing up as a ghost along with Minimoose and GIR.
In Squishy: Hugger of Worlds, Skoodge played a major part in stopping Squishy from hugging Earth, ruining Zim's mission. In Top of the Line, where the Invaders enter their robots into a competition, Skoodge helps Zim get into the contest and later loses to him after Tak sabotages the other SIR Units. In Invader Dib, he and Zim would have gone to Meekrob and saved Invader Tenn, but it is unclear what would happen afterwards.
- Debut: The Nightmare Begins
- Battle of the Planets
- Hobo 13
- Day of Da Spookies! (unfinished)
- Top of the Line (unfinished)
- In The Nightmare Begins, Skoodge has no lines, and therefore no voice actor. In Battle of the Planets and Hobo 13, he is voiced by Ted Raimi.
- Originally, in episode Hobo 13, Skoodge was going to have to eat his own skin to survive. This was scrapped due to it looking too gross.
- In the unfinished episode, Day of Da Spookies, it is revealed that ever since he conquered Blorch, he has been living in Zim's basement (yet somehow never trips the security system). He also would have continued to live with Zim, which would explain the story of the series finale, as Zim learns about the battle on Meekrob from him.
- He is occasionally seen without a PAK. However, this is likely a mistake on the part of the artists, as he is shown with his PAK in Battle of the Planets, though it is again missing in Hobo 13.
|Characters of Invader Zim|
|Dib • Gaz • GIR • Zim|
|Almighty Tallest Purple • Almighty Tallest Red • Ms. Bitters • Professor Membrane|
|Invader Skoodge • Keef • Minimoose • Tak • President Man • Roboparents • Lard Nar • Skool Principal|
|Adult Dib • Old Kid • Hobo • Alan • Meef • Skoolchildren|
|Mortos der Soulstealer • Sergeant Slab Rankle • Sergeant Hobo 678 • Shadow Hog • Chickenfoot • Sizz-Lorr • Gashloog • Willy • Iggins • Walton Chunky • Pigboy|
|Louie • Digestor • Almighty Tallest Spork • Almighty Tallest Miyuki • Bloody GIR • Cthulu • Cybernetic Kitten • Dinky • Little Timmy|
|Invader Alexovich • Invader Chin • Invader Dooky • Invader El • Invader Flobee • Invader Gooch • Invader Grapa • Invader Groot • Invader Kim • Invader Koot • Invader Krunk • Invader Larb • Invader Lardnar • Invader Nen • Invader Pesto • Invader Poot • Invader Sklud • Invader Skoo • Invader Skoodge • Invader Skutch • Invader Slacks • Invader Slant • Invader Sneakyonfoota • Invader Spleen • Invader Sploodge • Invader Sqood • Invader Stink • Invader Tenn • Invader Tim •Tak• Invader Yoogli • Invader Yuli • Invader Zee • Zim|