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
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

  • NoTagBacks

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

    • Cheese Burger
      Cheese Burger

      @87 Pierre Emad it was more popular with teens than kids

    • Maria Rangel
      Maria Rangel


    • Garruage

      @weird_dreamzexe that episode was 100% deleted.

    • Bill Johnson
      Bill Johnson

      You right

    • BruhNotFound

      @tara lamlam12 your so lucky i never get pinned 😫

  • Gravity Club
    Gravity Club

    7:01 you just *had* to use that clip, didn’t you?

  • Mimikyu_YT

    I always laugh at and the creator of super toast

  • Randomly Me
    Randomly Me

    When I was a kid this was the best series ever

  • FunnelGames

    when said gelactic star gait in enter the flourpus he said useing a horror blob and also with the power of a tiny moose so that bustes your theroy cause non of that was on the braslet plus he didnt have mini moose

  • Inkbit


  • CurvingFyre

    I was so fucking excited about a possible return to air after the movie, then covid fucked everything

  • Jeremy Video
    Jeremy Video

    Mat I’m sorry but it can’t be true cause it show in the show and in the video him growing up and well a Irkan years goes slower than human years like 20 years is like a 2 days for irkans

  • sugar bunn gacha stuff
    sugar bunn gacha stuff

    Ok surprised I didn't see TAK as a reference only ZIM now ik ZIM and TAK are similar but I think there's somethings that should had been mentioned 1st thing: TAK has a legit perfect disguise minus her three fingers however she has normal skin normal eyes a different outfit and ears complete with earrings so if Prof Membrane wanted to he could've done the same perfect disguise that TAK did 2nd thing while TAK does have similar speech paterns to ZIM she still doesn't speak the exact same way and pretty much only sounds similar when she's upset 3rd thing while she does slip under most kids radars she's particularly interested in torturing ZIM even tho she's undercover witch might be implying that irkens can't resist their desires even if it exposes them witch is what TAK does later in the episode final thing I like to think Gaz is actually a irken and not her "dad" and "brother" she looks nothing like them and could have been adopted so it seems likely hecc she even calls her robot demon toy things by yelling SECURITY witch seems similar to how irkens call their units (SIR/GIR/MIMI/etc) and ZIM actually seems a bit intimidated by her and her interest in video games could be the insatiable need for destruction that irkens are known for also SHE LEGIT DRIVES ONE OF ZIMS ESCAPE PODS AND TAKS SHIP WITH NO EXPERIENCE WHATSOEVER AND DRIVES SAID ESCAPE POD BETTER THAN THE IRKEN THE CREATED THEM she's the only character that carries a umbrella to soooo yea plus when she tortures Iggins it's case of the invisible PAK she teleports levitates and other things that would be possible if using a PAK so yea just my opinion so idk I'm sorry if I'm coming off as harsh I just wanted to make some things a bit clearer

  • nicole S
    nicole S


  • Justhatguy

    I love zims actor anything he works on is amazing

  • cemetary wolf
    cemetary wolf

    Ummm have read the books because there are other tallists. or in the show with sise Lorde

  • Matthew

    But Dib has ears?

  • Japapy

    YESS spend that college fund

  • Aiden Medina
    Aiden Medina

    You should do a theory about the people and City Zim is in bebecause it's a pretty weird town Too weird to be a ACTUAL city

  • Withoutadoubtinsight


  • Samus419

    Best. Theory. Ever¡

  • Devin Reed
    Devin Reed

    He said these vids we're 15 min long but it's 16

  • Christina Carroll
    Christina Carroll

    I’m surprised he didn’t talk about Gaz’s strange reality bending powers or the fact that she’s a skilled fighter pilot at the age of, what, 10? They say it’s because she’s a gamer, but video games don’t translate to real world pilot skills.

  • •「十分笨」•

    membrane lookin like an aburame

  • wildtk123

    Then he might be half human and half Allen.

    • wildtk123


  • Therev295

    I think Dib saying "I just hope the Irkens use the same operating system as I do" was more of a reference to Independence Day.

  • cancerous troll
    cancerous troll

    if dib is a clone and he has ears wouldnt that mean that his dad also has ears?

  • Marko Feller
    Marko Feller

    if dib is a clone of his father, then he shouldnt have a nose and ears.

  • Owen Is Cool
    Owen Is Cool

    Question: why doesn’t honey find coupons for its own website?

  • Lex Taro
    Lex Taro

    I don't know if anyone has pointed this out before, but when Professor Membrane is a "child" his voice is the same as when he's an adult. And in that clip, he's about the same size as Zim. What if the people of Zim's race (I know what they're called, I just don't know how to spell it) start out short, and then some of them get taller later in life. And maybe there's a gene for it that the Tallest can look for so they can get rid of the ones who might grow tall enough to overthrow them.

  • Karla Cervantes
    Karla Cervantes

    Do I believe this maybe, am I just glad there's at least more invader zim content? Yes

  • Radiant Shadow
    Radiant Shadow

    7:00 The scene afterwards was my favorite of the series, he steps into a stall and screams "LEAVE NO EVIDENCE!" Then a kid runs out and watches the bathroom stall explode into fire, and stands there in shock.

  • Simon

    Sim sounds like chaos from sky landers academy

  • Okthatsnice

    Hey matpat what if I told u that the reason that dims dad always says aliens stuff is fake is probably because it’s a REOCCURRING JOKE

    • Okthatsnice

      Also maybe his nose is being hidden from goggles they also how would they give him ears when he wears goggles that cover the place human ears would probably be

  • stariiyu

    petition for invader zim to get another season to prove matpat right (and because i fuckin love that show)

  • Neptune_80

    He really is if he can fit a COW in his stomach

  • sanan khattak
    sanan khattak

    you just showed short membrane on earth and then said he was kicked out because he was tall enough to take over

  • Terrapin Flyer
    Terrapin Flyer

    Holy CRAP! I love when conspiracy theories are this good. Definitely going to rewatch the series w this in mind. Almost 20 years later w this info! What about Dib's nose and ears?! Would be awesome if Netflix picked up a reboot of the series!

  • NuggetboiHunud

    matpats the reason i overthink everything

  • Owen Christopher Lai
    Owen Christopher Lai


  • Owen McGahey
    Owen McGahey

    Iv seen yhe movie but not the tv show

  • disco Stu
    disco Stu

    Another theory about invader Zim

  • you got any memes
    you got any memes

    Dibs dad gets father of the year

  • Czech Mate
    Czech Mate

    So he's a protector of Earth. He cared about his appliances destroying all of Earth.

  • Gavin Williams
    Gavin Williams

    He figured it out great

  • Macro Machina
    Macro Machina

    .>....... i can`t be a aln..... ooooo an if your smart enuf you would know zim is a girl.

  • Ash Salas
    Ash Salas

    There's still one thing I don't understand. If Dib is a clone of his father why does he and Gaz have ears and noses? Because Professor Membrane doesn't have ears or a nose so did they have a genetic mutation get those ears and a nose or what?

  • Yoda Master
    Yoda Master


  • rabbit v hamster sapphire and chompy
    rabbit v hamster sapphire and chompy

    I think the Clemebrane and Gaz bit was stretched out Memebrane just saw something that looks like him and just bave him a pudding cup and Gaz was being sarcastic.

  • Creative Cheetah
    Creative Cheetah

    But MatPat, Membrane has been on Earth since he was a kid. Wouldn't that mean the Tallest didn't send him to Earth? Membrane also has the same growth patterns as a human.

  • 8Dan

    among us in a nutshell

  • Lynn Allen
    Lynn Allen

    I'm kinda sus of zim but hes probably not an alien

  • Cheesy Man
    Cheesy Man

    Skuiggly skwooch that sounds like not a theory or being sarcastic no IT IS IN FACT an inappropriate joke

  • TnT FoX
    TnT FoX

    I think this theory is true because the show creator said the finale would have Zim fighting against the Urkans when they finally came for Earth. Why would Zim team up withn Dib? Well if his father showed himself to be the Tallest... and revealed the other two tallest's plans... Zim would be mad once he realized they wanteed to get rid of him.

  • Georgia Mendez
    Georgia Mendez

    The doubtful sentence immunophenotypically welcome because tip lilly decorate off a steep stew. bright, paltry spark

  • dReliq

    What if he's actually future Zim or something?

  • Belle Jasmin Yadao
    Belle Jasmin Yadao

    If membrane was banished for being too tall,explain how he was a child taller than the almighty tallest

  • TJAwsmness

    14:15 "That one is living amongst them" [dead body reported]

  • creeper animation Studios
    creeper animation Studios

    I know this is a theory a FILM THEORY but how come Gaz and dib have ears and nose

  • Leo Bug
    Leo Bug

    I got giggling at 14:33

  • Jonathan Ryan
    Jonathan Ryan

    this is blowing my mind so hardcore right now!!!!!!!!

  • Nicholas Burns
    Nicholas Burns

    The only thing I have a problem with is there is a clip of baby membrane being small and he use the idea that the mighty tallest sent him because he is tall and we know he was on earth because well santa

  • Waffle Lord
    Waffle Lord

    I miss invader zim 😭😭😭😭

  • Jorja Lowery
    Jorja Lowery

    I AN ZIM!!!!

  • Jorja Lowery
    Jorja Lowery

    Yaaaaaaaaaasssss my faaaaavvvvoooorrriitte movie

  • Kittiki Studios
    Kittiki Studios

    I wonder that membrain wife died giving birth to twins that were half alien and half human

  • Imogenkat

    I know I'm late but I wish you could do more videos about the show

  • A Stoopid Person
    A Stoopid Person

    Test tube bbys

  • job bot
    job bot

    Enter the florpus sounds like enter the plumbus

  • G I R
    G I R

    12:25 Why do be his head so big?

  • Zane bates
    Zane bates


  • Knuckles  Sonic
    Knuckles Sonic

    Also at the end of movie the Clone and membrain are together when clams the clone is a hallucinating

  • K_SET

    You're actually wrong, Dib is a clone of his father. 🙄

  • Christian Gutierez
    Christian Gutierez

    Okay I found something that broke theory if membrane was a kid and he was like the size of like a six-year-old then how would be people taller than them Almighty toddlers but tallest aliens how to be taller than them because we see him on earth when he was a kid so yeah that's one thing that breaks his theory I don't know maybe doesn't have any ears nose

  • Joe Craft
    Joe Craft

    The tallest are actually the smallest, because they fit in the tall suits.

  • oldmansam26 Hartnett
    oldmansam26 Hartnett

    maybe matpat is a alien because he is very smart

  • Icyjuschillin

    The fourth channel will be conspiracy theories.

  • pink7ig3rgaming

    what if the film was too lazy to edit Mr. Membrane?

  • Loturzel Restaurant
    Loturzel Restaurant

    Channel is kinda bad at Quality 'these Days'...

  • Loturzel Restaurant
    Loturzel Restaurant

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  • Giovanni XO
    Giovanni XO

    ...Wait... this makes perfect sense..

  • melissa robb
    melissa robb

    It’s not a fear it’s the truth

  • Deepthi935

    Dib has ears too

  • Gecko o
    Gecko o

    Well I always though that there was something weird with professor membrane, but he didn't have enough screen time and no one was making theories back then. One thing is for sure, that cartoon ended way too soon.

  • a b
    a b

    Or maybe Prof. Membrane somehow just stole Irkin tech to conquer Earth, and is trying to hide that fact from his son and the world.

  • Yofadhli Ahmed Kahirawan
    Yofadhli Ahmed Kahirawan

    Professor membrane : "Think DIB, THINK! You'll outlast every fragile, insignificant being on this planet. You'll live to see this world crumble to dust and blow away! Everyone and everything you know will be gone!" "What will you have after 500 years?!" Dib : "You dad..."

  • EFeezie

    This. Is. INSANE! Thank you so much for this theory I didn't know I needed

  • Wepped

    Nah they will probably ruin your expectations by doing that midseason.

  • KadeX

    “NOT SCIENTIFICALLY POSSIBLE!” That needs to be a meme format

    • torrented gamer
      torrented gamer

      @KadeX my username means nothing, i just thought it sounded cool.

    • torrented gamer
      torrented gamer

      @KadeX i mean, it was more relevant. last year. only prequel memes and doge memes stay relevant for more than 6 months

    • KadeX

      @torrented gamer also, quick question. What does your screen name mean?

    • KadeX

      @torrented gamer if you read all the replies to this comment you would’ve known what I actually meant to say but just didn’t feel like correcting it in the original post

    • torrented gamer
      torrented gamer

      @KadeX it was.

  • ZIM

    I’m always the cooler one

  • animal adventures
    animal adventures

    I thought that you would say that membrane was making a clone expirement on himself to make the kids, but the result was horrible, his smartness only went into the clones, so they had different looks, as in green skin, and red eyes. So he thought that they wouldn't fit in the world so they were sent into space possibly to die, but they adapted to the vacuum of space and started a new species, like adam and eve kinda

  • Alex Lewis
    Alex Lewis

    I never got to watch invader zim But I 100% think that they should bring it back and redo it because it seems really funny

  • Busermeder

    Maybe but I disagree 😡

  • Kriz24 Gaming
    Kriz24 Gaming

    If Dr. Membrane is an Alien, that means his son Dib is also an Alien... and if Dib, (the Proto-MatPat,) is an Alien... then MatPat is also an Alien... I KNEW IT!! XD

  • Box Man
    Box Man

    invader zim is amogus movie

  • -Galaxy Polar-
    -Galaxy Polar-

    People also really forget that there was an episode where another invader came to Earth and she had a realistic human disgusie that was complete with ears and a nose and human skin. Even if you take all points of evidence that can discredit the theory, the fact that this episode exists means that Professor Membrane can use the same technology to disguise himself and his clones.

  • bugman bugman
    bugman bugman

    what is the point of these theory videos? none of them are true. nobody that makes these shows is excepting for nerds to be contemplating this stuff 20 years later. they're all just nutty cartoons to make money.

  • Entertained Gamer
    Entertained Gamer

    I know I'm a little late but mat pat perhaps professor membrane says aliens don't exist so dib collects alien inventions for evidence then professor membrane secretly uses them to upgrade or invent his inventions? And maybe he thinks that when he says he believes dibs theory then dib will not collect more inventions as evidence. But hey that's just my thought... A really not that interesting probably untrue thought.

  • L m
    L m

    Personal Theory: The Almighty Tallest are not taller at all. Looking at their design, it leaves us to believe they are extremely lanky at first glance, however the more you look, the more you notice. While all other Irken seem to wear clothing and walk, the Tallest seem to be wearing armor, with mechanical grooving that we see with their other technology, as well as the fact that they FLOAT...hover? This lack of gravity is extremely questionable and entirely unexplained. Unless, it's some sort of Advanced Technological Bio-Suite. If this be the case, then really their large spherical chests are actually compartments acting as a Life Support/Protective shell for their true tiny Irken bodies. It would explain why the range of motion to their lower halves is insanely limited, if not ignored, and their robes never actually SHOW legs, they are only imply feet which do nothing but add to their façade. 'Tallest' is then really implying quite literal 'Higher'archy, a way of making it completely obvious that they outrank all other Irken, they are 'Above Them'. This may also be an illusion for the sake of power, that in their culture, over time their nobility has brainwashed everyone into THINKING they have grown that way, that they are naturally born into their position of greatness, when really it is just another way of keeping them from uprising, they couldn't be in charge, they aren't tall enough.

  • Bwinkz90 00
    Bwinkz90 00

    "Pulling a dab.. uhh, I, uhh, mean.. Dib!" 🤘🏼

  • jonathan mello
    jonathan mello

    lol I named my son Zim!! no joke! his first dogs name will be Ger!!

  • Anthony Alexander
    Anthony Alexander

    Also he has super speed see how fast he got to him

  • Lemmonhead Lemmon
    Lemmonhead Lemmon

    You never said anything about the super jump in the world peace thing

  • Malevolent Snow
    Malevolent Snow

    Isn’t this like the most well known theory of Zim?