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Darkbootie's alter ego in Battle of the Planets.

Agent Darkbootie is a prominent member of The Swollen Eyeball Network, but also secretly works as a janitor at NASAPlace. Darkbootie is known as the only Swollen Eyeball member to genuinely take Dib seriously, especially in alien matters.

His first apperance was in "Battle of the Planets", where he also becomes the only Swollen Eyeball member other than Dib to appear in person. Darkbootie worked on repairing an old spaceship meant for monkeys while at his job at NASAPlace. He gave it to Dib in order to reach the planet Mercury and pilot it to prevent Zim from taking over Earth while piloting planet Mars. This is his only major role in the series.

He later appeared in "Zim Eats Waffles", seeing that Dib got a camera inside Zim's house but not believing he's an alien threat. Later, towards the end of the episode, Dib repeatedly tried to get Darkbootie to answer his call and see everything that was happening, but when he finally did it was too late as he only saw GIR and Nick enjoying their waffles. This disgusted him as he thought Dib was playing a joke on him.

In Issue 13, he has a brief one panel cameo, wherein he tells Dib to actually present proof of Zim's humungoserum if he wants to be taken seriously. And also to use better grammar in his forum posts.

He appears again at the beginning of Issue 31, when, during a Swollen Eyeball meeting, Dib presents his latest discovery, a mutated grackle with a third leg and a round body. He and the other agents seem genuinely impressed by this.

Facts of Doom

  • Agent Darkbootie was voiced by John de Lancie, who played the all-powerful Q in Star Trek: The Next Generation and voices Discord in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. When not appearing in silhouette, Darkbootie has a far less intimidating voice, provided by Fred Tatasciore.
  • It's implied that Darkbootie's code name comes from his research into the "butt" located on the dark side of Mercury.
  • Due to the fact that he's the Swollen Eyeball member Dib interacts with the most, many fans have interpreted him as the leader of the organization. However, this has never been confirmed in-series.