"This is it, tonight is the night, Gaz. Tonight is the night I take Zim down for good!" Dib's fingers trembled with excitement as he zipped up his black Shadow Suit and fitted on his goggles.

Gaz grunted from the couch as she slaughtered a vampire hog. Switching off her GameSlave, she opened one eye. "What makes you so sure you'll catch him off guard tonight? You never have before."

"This is different," he insisted, pulling up his hood. "This time I have a full graphical layout of Zim's base, along with all its safeguards and booby-traps. I know where every trip-wire and alarm system is, along with all his overriding security passwords to bypass and disable the house computer."

Gaz opened both eyes. "How did you get all that?

He shrugged. "I asked GIR."

"Makes sense." she nodded, resuming her game.

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"GIR! Stop all this racket, I must concentrate!" Zim glowered as GIR raced around the room, giggling and clucking.

"I wanna play tennis! Can I have a chicken? I want a kiss! Piggy want ta come over and minimoose is running into tha wall! Wheeeeee!"

Zim yanked his antennae, straining to keep control. "GIR, go watch TV upstairs before I dismantle your pathetic CPU!"

GIR doubled over, laughing. "I like bein' dismantled!" With that, he shot past Zim and up the elevator shaft.

Frowning, Zim turned back to the screen. "Computer, run shell-scan and continuous monitor."

Acknowledged. Robotic arms shifted into place around him. With a deep breath, Zim pulled at his PAK. It broke free with a painful snap and he gently placed it on the desk in front of him, grinding his teeth at the pain. Without pausing, he opened the control panel and began pushing buttons and downloading codes.

Minutes passed. His red eyes took on a dull sheen and his thoughts clouded. Frustrated, he fumbled the panel shut and ordered thickly, "Computer, reattach."

Acknowledged. Reattaching PAK. The arms seized the PAK and held it against Zim's back. Energy flowed through him as the familiar wires snapped into place.

Sighing in satisfaction, he muttered, "No one will destroy Zim now, no one. Never."

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Dib ducked behind Zim's fence. Here I go! Flattening himself to the sidewalk, he manipulated a control on his wrist. Six sets of wheels extended from his suit and he rolled himself forward.

He slid past rows of lawn gnomes trained to zap any intruder at eye-level. Stupid Zim, Dib chuckled to himself quietly. Never checks for security flaws because, of course, there couldn't possibly be any. Keeping his head down, he pulled himself to the front door. With the twist of a knob on his wrist, his padded gloves morphed into sharpened claws. With calm precision, he raised the corner of the false footpath, revealing a worn keypad. He tapped in the passcode and a hold opened in the ground beside him. Tip-toeing around to the far side, he stepped over a "decorative rock", counted to three, and jumped into the hole.

As he fell, lasers flashed above and below him every so often, but he had timed his jump well and landed on the ground without a singe. Rolling aside, he picked himself up as a boulder crashed behind him. He took in the large, circular room at a glance and spotted a flashing panel on the far side. With seconds to go, he raced to the far wall and input a complex code, disabling the computer.

Hey, you are nooooooot Ziiiiiiiiiiiimmmmmm….

The computer wound down and Dib dashed off through a nearby tunnel, ducking the sensor beams and passing door after door. Skidding to a halt, he typed in one more code and burst through.

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Zim glanced up in beleaguered annoyance. "GIR? Is that you? I told you to go watch TV, now go away, I'm very tired right now." He groaned. He hadn't known the operation would drain so much energy from him.

"Guess again, Zim!" The harsh voice was all too familiar. Zim's eyes narrowed as he caught sight of Dib.

"How did you get past the defenses, stink-meat?"

Dib smirked. "That's for me to know and you to find out, but it really won't matter. In a matter of seconds you'll be in my power, subject to my every whim."

Zim rolled his eyes. "Computer, eject this pitiful failure."

There was no response.

Worried, Zim called louder, "Computer? Eject the Dib!"

Dib laughed evilly. "Hah, the joke's on you, Zim! I knew the computer override, so I shut it down. You'll have to face me alone, Zim!" He advanced, pulling out a stun gun.

Zim backstepped. He activated his spiderlegs and sprang at Dib, snarling. Dib dodged to the side and zapped one of the legs, which jerked and dangled uselessly. Zim tottered and began to fall, catching himself at the last minute. Furious, he retracted the legs and launched himself at Dib, who grinned and shot Zim point-blank with the stunner.

What little strength Zim had mustered utterly deserted him and he tumbled past Dib, landing in a heap. No! The fight was too short, I didn't even get the chance to fight him properly! He glanced up to see Dib approaching confidently.

"It's about time we got you to the autopsy table, Zim." He squatted down. "You should never have come, stupid alien."

To his surprise, Zim smiled back, a cold, chilling smile. "You think you've won, Dib? No, you have not won, you will never win. I will die, but you will live. Oh and such a life you will live, so horrible you shall wish you were never born. I will always be with you, when you least expect it. I shall never die as long as you live, for I AM ZIM!"

With that, he extended his self-destruct mechanism and pushed the button.

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Note: This was a FanFic challenge from Invader Sideos, who is an awesome writer, and frankly I don't know why he didn't write this himself, but I'm taking him up on it cause it's such an awesome idea!