|First Appearance||Issue 17|
A member of an unidentified slug-like alien race, Dolores first meets Zim and Dib when they're abducted and locked up on her planet after accidentally exposing a plot by another of her kind to infiltrate the Girly Rangers.
Dolores tells Zim and Dib that whichever one of them proves to be the most heroic and worthy will be released, while the other will be executed. This leads to the two of them telling increasingly unlikely stories, making themselves look amazing and painting the other in an unflattering light.
Eventually, Dolores hears enough, and reveals that she's not actually a jailer, but a TV (or as it's called on her planet, "Shmeevee") producer. She also makes it clear that she has no intention of actually releasing either of them.
Instead, she plans to keep them locked up and forced to give her stories she can use as basis for a new show. However, the show does not appear to be successful, and Zim and Dib are soon returned to Earth in a very violent manner.
Facts of Doom
- Dolores is a common Spanish name, although it also occurs as an English name. In Spanish, "dolores" is also the plural form of "dolor", which means pain. In English, the similar sounding word "Dolorous" means causing or expressing grief and suffering. This may be a foreshadowing to Zim and Dib's incarceration and their eventual return to Earth in a very painful way.
- Dolores may be a reference to Dolores Umbridge from the Harry Potter books, at least somewhat in appearance as she is said to resemble a "large, pale toad", which is most likely used to describe how unpleasant she is both in appearance and personality. Similarly, both characters wear pink clothing.