Skoodge is dead

Watch The Nightmare Begins.  Skoodge has a PAK.

Watch Battle of the Planets.  Skoodge has a PAK.

Watch Hobo 13.  Skoodge has no PAK.  At all. No shot in that episode has him with a PAK.


As stated in the scripts for Ten Minutes to Doom and The Trial, Irkens that do not have their PAKs will eventually collapse from loss of motor functions and die.  Skoodge does not display this vital dependence.  There is one instance of someone (Sergeant Hobo 678) acknowledging Skoodge’s presence in Hobo 13, but only when talking to Zim directly and alone.

Zim is imagining Skoodge, or his PAK is implanting his image in Zim’s mind.  When he is physically able to interact with him, it is someone else entirely with the likeness of Skoodge being projected onto them.  Oh, and the soldier Zim used as bait for the Hogulus probably didn’t actually survive the first encounter.

Skoodge would’ve even eventually moved in with Zim in later episodes.  Why?  What is this connection between Zim and Skoodge?  Why, even after death, is Skoodge lurking around him?  And is this part of the nature of Zim’s defectiveness?

EDIT: Since this post, I made a small follow-up.

  1. thecdburner reblogged this from kailey310 and added:
    Well then.
  2. scypod reblogged this from kailey310 and added:
    I love how this still gets looked at, even a year since I posted this.
  3. kailey310 reblogged this from tigerdragon1001 and added:
    Holy crap
  4. tigerdragon1001 reblogged this from scypod
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  7. enduring-irken answered: If you look in The Nightmare Begins, a lot of irkens standing around have no PAKs on.
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  12. ponyponyadventure answered: holyfuckinhell…
  13. the-apex-predator reblogged this from metal-tan and added:
    gdi WHY
  14. xtwisteddisasterx reblogged this from liermeik
  15. exinvadertak answered: faldks;jsaldkjfklfsa
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  18. spacemuffinz reblogged this from scypod and added:
    skooge is zim’s nail bunny?
  19. mademoisellegush reblogged this from scypod and added:
    well that put things in a new light.
  20. liermeik reblogged this from angel-aubade and added:
    Wow, so now the canon (or maybe not) of his defectiveness is Creepy.
  21. perspicaciousvideodrone reblogged this from scypod and added:
    ….my mind is imploding with this logic.
  22. blackdragon-sama answered: how did I not notice? I like skoodge. He proves a lot of my headcanons about the series.