The Irken Armada is a vast group of spaceships consisting mostly of Spittle Runners and Shuuvers, escorting the mighty flagship of the armada, The Massive. Whenever an Irken Invader discovers a planet's weakness, they call in the Irken Armada to perform the Organic Sweep. When the planet's inhabitants are killed or enslaved, the Almighty Tallest give the planet a single purpose, such as an intergalactic food court, or a parking structure planet.
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This vehicle is found in the Irken Armada, and was the type of ship that docked at Conventia's teleporter ring in the beginning of The Nightmare Begins. It appears to be the type of ship that performs the Organic Sweep, as revealed in Battle of the Planets when a mass of Shuvvers lasered the Irken Symbol into the now-conquered planet Blorch. The Shuvver is one of the most common ships in the fleet, and a dozen of them are always found among the other ships escorting the Massive.
Unlike most other Irken vessels, the Ripper has no visible viewport, so it is unknown how its pilot or pilots can see.The ship is purple and red in color, the two common colors of Irken spaceships. It, like most other Irken vehicles, has the Irken symbol on it to represent the Irken Empire. Its name implies that it's fairly powerful.
It is an extremely powerful Irken vessel, although it is not a common spaceship in the Irken Armada. It is red in color like the Massive, and has the two eyed Irken logo on its side. The ship has no visible laser cannon, and it has a small screen on its front. Numerous Ring Cutters can be seen in the beginning of The Nightmare Begins. However, not much else is known of this Irken spaceship.
Despite their small size, they move at very high speeds. Zim destroyed a Spittle Runner with his robot when he rampaged acrossIrk during Operation Impending Doom I. There was also a broken-down Spittle Runner on the Planet Dirt, which Tak made into a new, extremely advancedspaceship. She took it to the planet Earth after she had tracked down Zim. When she was defeated, her ship crashed in Dib's backyard.
It is extremely large - almost as big as the flagship of the Irken Armada known asThe Massive. Zim flies by a Viral Tank in his Voot Cruiser, another type of Irken spaceship, during the opening credits, and crashes into one in the first episode. A Viral Tank also can be seen on the screen at the beginning of Backseat Drivers From Beyond the Stars. The Viral Tank, like almost all Irken spaceships, is purple in color. This huge spaceship has the Irken symbol on its front, to represent the beings who built it, and to warn other species of the Irken Empire.
The Massive (flagship)
The Massive is the appropriately-named giant flagship of the Irken Armada, and is escorted by many great ships at all times, except in the episodes Backseat Drivers from Beyond the Stars, where the Massive was dragged away from its fleet through a hacking by Zim; and The Nightmare Begins, in the ending where Zim reported in to the Almighty Tallest.As the lead ship of the Armada, the Massive is constantly occupied by the two leaders of the Irken Empire, the Almighty Tallest. From the bridge, they monitor all of the machinations of Operation Impending Doom II. The main chamber, where Almighty Tallest Redand Purple spend most of their time, is equipped with a large screen and with a long-distance communication system, which the numerous Invaders and Zim himself make use of, contacting the Tallest to inform them of their progress in conquering their respective planets. The frigate is run by the Navigators, who are also in charge of communications.
It is armed with at least one very powerful particle beam.
The Megadoomer X-3 Combat Stealth Mech is a unique (but ultimately flawed) piece of hardware created by the Vortians. It is a huge robot that looks similar to the BattleMech 4, except this one can be piloted by one Irken, while the BattleMech 4 requires numerous Irkens to pilot it. The Megadoomer is equipped with a powerful cloaking device which allows it to become invisible (but not the pilot), and a Doom Cannon to smite its foes.
Sir droid (Standard Issue Information Retrieval)
Standard Issue Information Retrieval unit are given only to Irken Invaders. They obey every command, and can be altered and reprogrammed. They can talk, despite not having mouths (with the exception of GIR).SIR Units can be given markings to distinguish them from other SIR units, as shown with MiMi, having an Irken emblem on her forehead. They are very deadly, due to the fact that they have an assortment of weapons at their disposal and jet-boosters installed in their feet; as a result, any that malfunction can be lethal to both Irken and enemy alike. They seem to be made out of a metal that is both durable and flexible, as they are able to change the shape of their eyes to form facial expressions, and GIR is able to move and manipulate his mouth to form words. In one of the cancelled episodes, GIR survived being hit by a car without gaining any injuries whatsoever.
In The Nightmare Begins, the Almighty Tallest Red stated that SIRs can also double as thermoses, but GIR has never seen turning into one. This may because the empty space in GIR's head that is supposed to be a thermos is usually filled with random junk like beehives, cupcakes, or salted nuts.
Gir(Sir unit made by scrap parts)
The only differences between GIR and regular SIR units are the unique coloration of the luminous parts of GIR's body (teal instead of red), a different configuration for the eyes, and his cross-hatched mouth. Being made from garbage might mean that GIR is an out-of-date model of the SIR unit.GIR in his dog suit.GIR's usual Earth disguise consists of a green dog suit with a zipper on the stomach and a head that can be pulled over like a hood. It also includes a small tail that he is inexplicably capable of wagging like a human dog's. The large eyes sometimes blink while at other times they don't. Also, the mouth will sometimes open when he speaks, whereas other times it stays closed.He also has a small child disguise with blond hair and the mouth hanging open so he can see.
Zim is a member of the alien Irken race. Since his actions usually lead to disaster (having nearly destroyed the Irken homeworldduring Operation Impending Doom I) his leaders, the AlmightyTallest, banished him to Foodcourtia. While there, however, Zim heard of Operation Impending Doom II, and - obviously not understanding the purpose of his previous exile - "quit being banished" and ventured to Conventia in the hope of getting an assignment. Chagrined, the Almighty Tallest sent him on a "secret mission" to Earth (though they did not know much of the planet at the time), in order to keep him away from Operation Impending Doom II.After arriving on Earth, Zim enrolled in the nearest elementary skool to begin his infiltration and gather information about theindigenous race. There, he became quick rivals with Dib, an avid preteen paranormal investigator. Zim wants to conquer Earth, mostly to prove his superiority and impress his leaders. However, as mentioned by Gaz in the episode Bloaty's Pizza Hog, "he's so bad at it."
Almighty Tallest Red is the co-ruler of the mighty Irken Empirealongside Almighty Tallest Purple. As their title suggests, Red and Purple oversee and dominate their species as they spread their reign across the universe. Although they are nearly identical in appearance, however, Tallest Red is shown to be far more competent than Purple, often choosing to take matters into his own hands rather than rely on his crew. When there is a crisis, Tallest Red is the most likely of the two to solve it. In terms of authority, however, both Red and Purple are little more than figureheads. The Control Brains hold all the real power; even they must accept their rulings.
Almighty Tallest Purple is the co-ruler of the Irken Empire alongside Almighty Tallest Red. He and Red are the tallest Irkenscurrently alive, thus giving them joint sovereignty over all aspects of the Irken race (the two previous Tallest, Spork and Miyuki were eaten by Cthulu, a creation of Zim's). Although the only way to tell Red and Purple apart is by color, Purple is better described as the "comedic relief" of the duo. He does not work as hard as Red, but arguably has better lines in the show. Along with Red, he has the ability to levitate by use of technology known merely as 'Hover Belts' and an addiction to junk food.