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The City
The City Blackout (The Most Horrible X-Mas Ever)
Name The City
Located On Earth
Known Residents Humans
Animals
First Appearance The Nightmare Begins

The City appears in various episodes of Invader Zim, and is a key location to many of the episodes. It appears to be a normal city, and shares several similarities with many big US cities. The city's total population and density are unknown.

Location

The setting of Invader Zim is unclear; while the culture is identical to that of the United States, a map accessed by Almighty Tallest Red showed the City to be located somewhere near Ontario, Canada; perhaps Detroit. However, in the very same episode a zoom-in from space to Zim's Base showed it to be located in the northern region of the U.S., somewhere near Ohio. Additionally, in "Door to Door", the Statue of Liberty and The City (possibly New York City) is destroyed by the Irken Armada.

In an old, defunct webpage of Invader Zim, found on Nickelodeon of Australia, there is a flash file related to Invader Zim. If the Earth is selected in the flash file, the location zooms in and quickly implies that the events occur Quebec, Canada, pushing the location's mystery even further.

However, while the exact location may never be known, it is safe to say that it is located somewhere on the northern American continent.[1]

Areas

City Center Mall

Main article: City Center Mall

Seen in various episodes, the City Center Mall is a typical mall where items may be bought and rented; like video games, as revealed in "Game Slave 2", and rental DVDs, as revealed in "FBI Warning of Doom". The mall contains a whopping fifty floors, with an undetermined number of stores and services.

The City Center Mall is mainly called "The Mall" by many, including Gaz. The name itself was revealed in "Invasion of the Idiot Dog Brain" where GIR rampaged back to Zim's Base's original location after visiting Krazy Taco. In the process, he vaulted over the City Center Mall with police cars in pursuit.

The area also briefly appeared in "The Most Horrible X-Mas Ever", where GIR told a dressed-up Santa what he wanted for Christmas.

City Cesspool

Cesspool

City Cesspool

Main article: City Cesspool

Seen in "Walk for Your Lives" and later "Dibship Rising", the City Cesspool is a gigantic oval-shaped area filled with brownish-green polluted liquid.

Crazy House For Boys

Only appearing in "Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom", this area is where boys deemed crazy are sent to. As Zita's Crazy Card was sent to the area, Dib was then decided to be taken to the Crazy House for Boys.

The Bank Tower

Bank-Tower

The Bank Tower, As seen in Career Day

The Bank Tower is a very tall skyscraper that Zim and GIR climbed in the episode "Walk of Doom", in hopes that Zim would be able to find his base with a view from the peak of the building. When they entered the establishment, a bank worker mistook Zim for the perpetrator of a recent robbery, causing the police to chase after Zim and GIR.

Sweaty Pits

Apartments

Sweaty Pits

An apartment complex that appeared in "The Sad, Sad Tale of Chickenfoot". Sweaty Pits, as hinted at by the name, is a filthy apartment building where some very questionable individuals live, including Turkeyneck and Chickenfoot. Eric Trueheart was mentioned by Dib while he was searching the list of occupants in search of Chickenfoot, implying that Eric lives in Sweaty Pits.

Suburb

The neighborhood as seen in Door to Door


The Neighborhood


A location seen in almost every Earth-based episode; it is a typical suburb, with fences dividing up small, normally two-story houses. Notably, Dib's House and Zim's Base are located in this area.

Town Zoo

Zoooooooooo

The Town Zoo is, as the name suggests, the City's zoo, which appears in Issue 19 of the comic series. It is built like a fortress and protected by the Zoo Crimes Division.

Trivia

  • Zim actually has successfully destroyed the city on more than one occasion ("The Wettening", "Walk for Your Lives", etc.) only for the damage to be undone by the series' loose continuity.

References

  1. File:Location of Invader Zim.png

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