The Slaughtering Rat People of Blorch were hideous creatures that once inhabited the planet Blorch until it was conquered by Invader Skoodge. They make their first appearance in "The Nightmare Begins" as a holographic design made an Irken conceptual artist attacking Invader Larb and then Invader Skoodge and later would make their only "real" appearance when the Irken Armada attacked their home world in "Battle of the Planets".
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 eachother 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.
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 Red.
|Species of Invader Zim|
|Brain-Eating Parasite • Hogulus • Human • Irken • Large-Nostril People • Martian • Meekrob • Nhar-Gh'ok • Plookesian • Rock Species • Screwheads • Slaughtering Rat People|