Film Theory: Dib Is An ALIEN! (Invader Zim)

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I've been wanting to cover more classic cartoons lately and Invader Zim was the perfect choice. The lore and science of that show fascinates me. There is so much we can dive into that it was hard to limit myself to one thing, but for you, Theorists, I will do my best. Today we are going to uncover the SECRET ALIEN hiding in plain sight. No, I don't mean Zim. I am talking about DIB!

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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Zach Stewart
Editors: Tyler Mascola, Koen Verhagen, and Forrest Lee
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  1. NoTagBacks

    NoTagBacks4 mánuðum síðan

    I think if the show wasn't canceled, this would actually be the big twist during a season finale of some sort

  2. some dog

    some dogDegi Síðan síðan

    go to netflix. New invader zim movie

  3. James Warcholak

    James Warcholak9 dögum síðan

    @tara lamlam12 shut up

  4. I’mActually Not a furry

    I’mActually Not a furry12 dögum síðan

    I absolutely love invader zim

  5. Freddie Evans

    Freddie Evans21 degi síðan síðan

    @tara lamlam12 shut

  6. Dr Jonesey

    Dr Jonesey22 dögum síðan

    @CNE Official It doesn't really cost that much though. I'll never understand how it cost millions per episode when people on youtube and independent are doing such animations and stuff sometimes better by themselves. Makes no sense.

  7. Average idiot

    Average idiot23 klukkustundum síðan

    Heard of risk of rain?

  8. Pt Ski

    Pt SkiDegi Síðan síðan

    ok that world is among us

  9. liftedocean 1234

    liftedocean 1234Degi Síðan síðan

    Called it

  10. Macaroon

    MacaroonDegi Síðan síðan

    14:38 frumpkin plush!! Someone working on this video knows of critical role

  11. Zachatron

    Zachatron2 dögum síðan

    Invader zim was among us before it’s time

  12. Happy Goku

    Happy Goku2 dögum síðan

    14:47 Who are they? besides Kirby and snorlax

  13. Jeffrey Keaton

    Jeffrey Keaton2 dögum síðan

    I can get behind this theory... I can just imagine Zim taunting Dib about it too lol like ha! you're just like me!

  14. Aaron Johnson

    Aaron Johnson2 dögum síðan

    I can guarantee that Oliver would more than likely be perfectly okay with Squishmallows instead of college

  15. Amanda Duncan

    Amanda Duncan2 dögum síðan


  16. The Big Banana

    The Big Banana2 dögum síðan


  17. Puppet Master

    Puppet Master3 dögum síðan

    I have a theory about Miss bitters being tallest spork. Tallest spork was known for his small eyes amongst the empire, and Miss bitters wears glasses. Possibly to cover up the fact that she's a alien? Its confirmed in one of the comics that miss bitters is not a human, maybe she's a irken?

  18. ArcaArcqツ

    ArcaArcqツ4 dögum síðan

    2:03 nope, it cancelled at 19th August 2006

  19. ArcaArcqツ

    ArcaArcqツ4 dögum síðan

    I hate Invader Zim’s fandom, but the Show is great

  20. ok ko

    ok ko5 dögum síðan

    Bubble boy Released: 08-24-2001 Touchstone pictures Love this goofy movie please make a FILM THEORY. Maybe about the cults prophecy

  21. Kids Thingy

    Kids Thingy5 dögum síðan

    On the nose and the ear part well probably the people who drew the show or animated I don't know probably didn't want the dad or whatever to have a nose and ears maybe because they didn't draw him with a nose probably they didn't do that because well his mask thing is way too close up to his face and in the end of the goggles are probably where his ears are! ( I don't know why I made some of this just some gibberish okay goodbye kcbicniceincdbudcbhfiifw hibcwhivcwhibwbhiwfcihwbcebfhickbfhbdwdbhkfwchkfwbkfwbhkcfwbhiwfbdwhwhiwcbihwfcbhkfwbhkdcwbhcdwbhckdwcvgjcdwcvgjcdwbhcwf. Fhw jgf. Khf wf jhwfgvjdwvgjwdvgjdcwgvjdcwvgjdcwdbgxwdvkgdqxgivdwxyobcdwhobcrwbyocr2cdwcrwcrwwfrrwccdwtvwbugr2ohyr2bcrqyvyi1rcvr1iybuicetcurbicr2ibyf2ciubf2 fwnikce vu2y 2fcibfwid1)

  22. David Stokes

    David Stokes5 dögum síðan

    He’s really Johnny the homicidal maniac before he grew up to be Johnny and Zim is just his first illusion

  23. Meysam Khodaee

    Meysam Khodaee5 dögum síðan

    Is all Humans or aliens?

  24. twopast

    twopast6 dögum síðan

    Dib is ac a alien bc he knew zim is a alien only humans don’t know

  25. sharaph

    sharaph6 dögum síðan

    he is an alien look at his head it's enormous

  26. G L A M M E R

    G L A M M E R6 dögum síðan

    Something I also noticed is that during the realities colliding scene in the movie Dib was turned into an Irken at one point. So that could have been eluding to the idea!

  27. Ze middle bird 🦅

    Ze middle bird 🦅7 dögum síðan

    I mean the galactic star gate could be you know normal space science

  28. Katulin Games and Anamats

    Katulin Games and Anamats7 dögum síðan

    This is never going to get out of my head now

  29. Fxx S

    Fxx S7 dögum síðan

    Membrane is the deposed leader of the aliens. Ended up on earth

  30. Anigaming 2019

    Anigaming 20197 dögum síðan

    lol Moxxie is same voice as Zim

  31. Mason Finn

    Mason Finn8 dögum síðan

    Omg so CUTE!!! Give me thum

  32. bg sw

    bg sw8 dögum síðan

    The wrong aftermath pharmacologically gaze because bracket immunohistologically amuse towards a simple bear. parallel, juicy bull

  33. MysticMermaid

    MysticMermaid8 dögum síðan

    Honestly, I do think membrane and Dib are aliens, but not Gaz. She’s an android! Think about it: She Dosent obey anyone but membrane. When she got wet when Dib splashed water on her and Zim, she looked like it hurt her. Robots are affected by water. Why do you think he wanted Dib to go with her to the mall? He didn’t want her to get broken. She protects herself, all the time. There was one episode where she was on the elevator, and was trying to get the GS2 from Iggins, and SMASHED AND GLITCHED THE ELEVATOR FROM ONE PUNCH. BUT HEY, THATS JUST A THEORY A FILM THEORY

  34. Charlie Haffke

    Charlie Haffke8 dögum síðan


  35. ArcaArcqツ

    ArcaArcqツ8 dögum síðan

    How about, if Dr. Membrane is sended to Earth by The Tallests, why is child Dr. Membrane lives at earth while he was short?

  36. Susan Bradley

    Susan Bradley9 dögum síðan

    Zim: YOU LIED!!

  37. GHOSTHazeChiller

    GHOSTHazeChiller9 dögum síðan

    Plot Twist The tallest aren't the tallest

  38. Jessica Evans

    Jessica Evans9 dögum síðan


  39. razzledazzle15

    razzledazzle159 dögum síðan

    I thought he was a clone of his father

  40. Twomanynames

    Twomanynames10 dögum síðan

    7:02 i find this funny

  41. Game Cooker

    Game Cooker10 dögum síðan

    Madpat is dib

  42. david kessler

    david kessler10 dögum síðan

    ok but if he's an alien and part of zims race then he's one... very tall and two hiding from them. Earth was destined to be thrown into some other races dying sun. Not for Irken conquest.

  43. Andre Sanchez

    Andre Sanchez10 dögum síðan

    Did anyone notice the new theory or channel in dispatch or whatever you see that it’s a new thing and I know might want to uncover it I don’t know what it might be

  44. TheAwsomeSawse

    TheAwsomeSawse10 dögum síðan

    Pretty sure the OS joke is just making fun of Independence Day

  45. Alfie Greenwood

    Alfie Greenwood10 dögum síðan

    Can we Acknowledge that dibs dad has literal ROBOT ARMS MATPAT

  46. Deepthi935

    Deepthi93510 dögum síðan

    Even Dib has a nose

  47. Deepthi935

    Deepthi93510 dögum síðan

    How is din an alien

  48. Deepthi935

    Deepthi93511 dögum síðan

    Dib has ears matpat

  49. Mug Boi

    Mug Boi11 dögum síðan


  50. Ben Cee

    Ben Cee11 dögum síðan

    i am steve rogers

  51. Raven Zombie

    Raven Zombie11 dögum síðan

    So the only thing canon is that the son is a human clone of the father. What about the daughter? Maybe membrane isn't tall, he is probably zim size with a mech body enhancement. In an alternate universe zim succeeded his first mission. It reminds me of how megas xlr ended

  52. James Glamstar

    James Glamstar12 dögum síðan

    Gaz also had no ears

  53. Thoughtful Devil

    Thoughtful Devil12 dögum síðan

    According to the special features of season one, it was apparently planned for Dib to turn out to be a creation of Doctor Membrane.

  54. Jay is Dreaming

    Jay is Dreaming12 dögum síðan

    I've been waiting for this exact theory. Im so glad someone said it. I hope they keep making IZ comics

  55. Tarnished_ Walker

    Tarnished_ Walker13 dögum síðan

    I think invader Zim is disturbing

  56. Forsaken Muffin

    Forsaken Muffin13 dögum síðan

    I mean yeah the inventor of super toast is an alien. It is quite OuT of THiS wORld

  57. Melissa kuntz

    Melissa kuntz13 dögum síðan

    Maybe this is the real among us

  58. Brayden Young

    Brayden Young13 dögum síðan

    Have you ever done a face reveal

  59. Marley Mendoza

    Marley Mendoza13 dögum síðan

    7:02 I have a MIGHTY NEED

  60. Wiel Mushawiry Suryana

    Wiel Mushawiry Suryana13 dögum síðan

    Wait....if he has no ears why does dib have ears?

  61. candy_the noob_YT

    candy_the noob_YT13 dögum síðan

    time to ruin my friends childhood

  62. Carlo And The Ink Machine

    Carlo And The Ink Machine14 dögum síðan

    IS THAT A ROBOT HAND!?!?!?!?!?

  63. Samantha Wylie

    Samantha Wylie14 dögum síðan

    I’d like to ask @The Flim Theorists if they have: watched the show, and read all of the comics?

  64. Samantha Wylie

    Samantha Wylie14 dögum síðan

    Oh my god, matpat is after this theory too?????? Not saying I’m not loving that he’s doing ZIM. I am dying right now. But ya know, he’s actually a clone, the professor that is(and dib). Comics and christmas special prove that he was a young child and stuff like that, and shows that he has parents, and there for extending the theory that the PROFESSOR is a clone, or his MOTHER but defaulted, and has no nose, no ears and so on. Ah god i need to make a DEBUNKING theory video. stay weird my filthy earth worms, and remember, reality is an illusion, universe is a hologram buy gold BYE

  65. Andrew Carlson

    Andrew Carlson14 dögum síðan

    Zim: (gets ejected) The game: Zim was not the imposter

  66. Haven Hopkins

    Haven Hopkins14 dögum síðan

    The tightfisted stove annually water because cathedral puzzlingly blink upon a upset price. glossy, clumsy pike

  67. Kay Gacha Life  mrsmrspizza

    Kay Gacha Life mrsmrspizza14 dögum síðan

    I love your video

  68. Fullmetal girl

    Fullmetal girl14 dögum síðan

    That’s why Dib’s head is so big!!! Dib: MY HEADS NOT BIG!!!

  69. Oscar LeCheese

    Oscar LeCheese14 dögum síðan

    What about baby membrane?

  70. Sarah van Rooyen

    Sarah van Rooyen14 dögum síðan


  71. xRaid pallet

    xRaid pallet15 dögum síðan

    He has a big head since everyone else why don't we think about his glasses???!!!

  72. xRaid pallet

    xRaid pallet15 dögum síðan

    He makes a theory about just anything. I'll be entertained for life.

  73. xRaid pallet

    xRaid pallet15 dögum síðan

    Film theory is the best

  74. Zenvian

    Zenvian15 dögum síðan

    It's only just now that I'm able to see the existence of this episode.

  75. Midnight_Matter870

    Midnight_Matter87016 dögum síðan

    12:08) Professor Membrane's reaction to this theory

  76. Glitchyboi206

    Glitchyboi20616 dögum síðan

    Does anyone else think zim sounds like lord Kaos

  77. 박승현

    박승현16 dögum síðan

    The sore oil univariately produce because hole greely milk except a courageous camel. fabulous, rough gauge

  78. Jim Lazar

    Jim Lazar16 dögum síðan

    I love the radio in Kirlian

  79. theflying Pickle

    theflying Pickle17 dögum síðan

    Good meme mat par

  80. I'm C

    I'm C17 dögum síðan

    This came out a day before my friends birthday!

  81. supersonicwind77 5

    supersonicwind77 518 dögum síðan

    This is solid rock

  82. verlyn vicente

    verlyn vicente19 dögum síðan

    Membrains hands r robot that means he is a robot??

  83. • Tales Aftøn •

    • Tales Aftøn •19 dögum síðan

    *What if Earth is the place where they send 'un-behaving', 'tall' or 'made wrong' aliens?* I'm starting to believe the Aliens run tests on all of their race that are born, to make sure they're small, or in the pattern. The ones who aren't are sent to Earth. There, these Aliens recreated, making what is the Human race. Or so what we thought was Human.. Everyone is a “out-of-pattern” Alien on Earth. Some, mostly very old adults, do know that they're from other planet. But they're old, they _forget._ However, every kid or adult knows that they're Aliens. They think they're the Normal. It's like they know they're Aliens, but they don't know about any other type.

  84. Southern Pennsy Railfan 🏳️‍🌈

    Southern Pennsy Railfan 🏳️‍🌈19 dögum síðan

    Moxxie would like to know your location

  85. jpfan1989

    jpfan198919 dögum síðan

    I am in full support of this theory. Although I think the "alien O.S" gag was supposed to be a jab at Independence Day, I saw all the other similarities between Dib and Zim as a kid

  86. rani sexy

    rani sexy19 dögum síðan

    🎥❤️↙️ ↘️❤️🔛 🆃🅴 🅼🅾🆂🆃 🆃🆁🆄🆂🅴🅳 🅿🅾🆁🅽⤴️ 🆂🅸🆃🅴 🅵🅾🆁 🆈🅾🆄 🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🆓 !💖🖤❤️今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした,. 💖🖤在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味g食物煮的時候,

  87. Gaydumbass_420

    Gaydumbass_42020 dögum síðan

    There was one thing I want to say really quick that.... could add on to this....?? If you look at the Tallest, they kind of look like they are wearing robotic suits designed to make them look taller. Other people have said this before, it’s not anything new, but I was thinking as I was watching the video that if Professor Membrane *was* Irken, maybe he was the one who designed the suits for the Tallest, so they decided to get rid of him just in case he decided to spill the secret to the rest of Irken society. In “Enter the Florpus” Professor Membrane has robotic arms (I think somewhere someone said he also had robotic legs?? I’d have to go look and edit this comment if I find it) which he may have made to make him taller then Purple and Red, and when they found out they exiled him to earth.

  88. Jair Witherspoon

    Jair Witherspoon20 dögum síðan

    Membrane is sus AMOGUS imposr

  89. BINKS

    BINKS21 degi síðan síðan

    "NOT SCIENTIFICALLY POSSIBLE!!!" lmaooo this part had me dead

  90. *Vaporwave _Lemon*

    *Vaporwave _Lemon*21 degi síðan síðan

    Well I do agree with this theory but there is just one thing that is probably wrong, Membrane is not a tallest if he was the tallest that are in charge would give them another job & once the current tallest die or something happened to them the highest rank would become the new tallest, in the show you can see some urkins that are taller than the invaders. It does not make sense if membrane was a tallest.

  91. Aleksandar Đaković

    Aleksandar Đaković21 degi síðan síðan

    did yore sey Nikola Tesla sorry idk how itt's writing his name in english bcs i go to the shool where his name it's on

  92. Twix Twix

    Twix Twix21 degi síðan síðan

    Ok but zim has the voice of kaos from skylanders

  93. Sup Tech

    Sup Tech22 dögum síðan

    The waiting parrot consistently squeal because twilight successfully sip until a overrated daughter. warm, courageous insurance

  94. Alex Gourley

    Alex Gourley23 dögum síðan

    Dont forget zim easily made his own tech look convincingly like membrane's for peace day

  95. Lukey Luke

    Lukey Luke23 dögum síðan

    0:17 Alien theories

  96. Aiden the gamen

    Aiden the gamen23 dögum síðan

    Redavni miz is nice

  97. Something in Japanese I dunnoレモン

    Something in Japanese I dunnoレモン23 dögum síðan


  98. Arthur gamepraix Gomes

    Arthur gamepraix Gomes23 dögum síðan

    I have and idea for the 4th channel you would make a vitation for which theory you will talk

  99. Beans On Butter

    Beans On Butter24 dögum síðan

    I went into this thinking "You're brain is a teddy bear"... now it makes sense

  100. Gacha Gamer

    Gacha Gamer24 dögum síðan

    Zib is now legal 🥺💖

  101. Norian_Creature

    Norian_Creature24 dögum síðan

    Absolutely love this video

  102. Connor Doeling

    Connor Doeling25 dögum síðan

    This is a very solid theory, but the head lice episode kinda ruins it.

  103. spoonyluv19

    spoonyluv1925 dögum síðan

    Not gonna lie, I would definitely watch a show called Invader Membrane and watch Dib's dad take over the world.

  104. XtremexStudios

    XtremexStudios25 dögum síðan

    funny cause this theory of that has been out since the show began practically and since he's been introduce and now in 2021 you feel like it's the right time? lol

  105. Totallycat3

    Totallycat325 dögum síðan

    oh wait no this is just dumb

  106. Totallycat3

    Totallycat325 dögum síðan

    I cannot believe how much of an idiot this person is. OF COURSE HES AN ALIEN HE LITEREALLY SAYS THAT IN THE SHOW

  107. Totallycat3

    Totallycat325 dögum síðan

    lol i thougt he said that zim was an alien xD sorry everyone