|Slaughtering Rat People|
Bipedal, rodents, hairy, no noses, large
The Slaughtering Rat People of Blorch were, as their name implies, rat-like humanoids that once inhabited the planet Blorch. That is, until it was conquered by Invader Skoodge. They make their first appearance in "The Nightmare Begins" as a holographic image, depicting Rat People attacking Invader Larb (Then Invader Skoodge), and later would make their only "real" appearance when the Irken Armada attacked their home world in "Battle of the Planets".
Appearance and Behavior
The rat people were a species of massive, mangy rat-like creatures, with two huge incisors, hairless tails, and beady red eyes.
They appear to be a very primitive, hostile species of creatures that can and will kill anything they do not recognize or understand, much like primitive humans in the dark ages. Thus, the evident horror expressed by the unfortunate Invader who was assigned to the planet on which they take up residence. It is also possible that they kill each-other as well.
Invader Skoodge even teared up when he was given his assignment to the planet. The Tallest did nothing to ease this fear, showing the other Irkens a picture of a cowering Skoodge surrounded by the murderous rodents.
Fall and Possible Extinction
Despite the overwhelming likelihood of death, Skoodge managed to conquer the Slaughtering Rat People and was even the first Invader to complete his mission.
The view from Blorch's surface during its Organic sweep showed that the rat people lived in basic, multi-level stone buildings. They also seemed to lack any type of clothing or weapons beyond their own teeth and claws.
It is unknown if the rat people became extinct or became slaves to the Irken Empire, though considering their apparent lack of civilization, the former seems more likely. Whichever the case, the Rat People's planet became the first to be conquered by the Irken Empire in Operation Impending Doom II, and was probably converted into a parking structure planet, as suggested by Tallest Red.
In Issue 18 of the comic series, Invader Larb is named Slaughterer of the Slaughtering Rat People. Though this is strange, because it was Invader Skoodge who had conquered the planet Blorch (and Invader Grapa was the one who got credit for it). Larb was assigned to the planet Vort, though it's possible the Tallest simply kept disregarding Skoodge's efforts and gave Larb all the credit, probably because he was originally assigned to conquer the planet.
|Species of Invader Zim|
|Brain-Eating Parasite • Hogulus • Humans • Irkens • Large-Nostril People • Martian • Meekrob • Nhar-Gh'ok • Plookesian • Rock Species • Screwheads • Slaughtering Rat People|