Lard Nar
Biographical information



Feed the Resisty, Overthrow the Irken Empire


Captain of the Resisty, Former Irken Scientist

Physical description


Eye Color


Additional information

The Resisty

Notable Facts

He escaped from his homeworld after it was conquered by the Irken Empire.

First Appearance

Backseat Drivers From Beyond the Stars

Voice Actor(s)

Fred Tatasciore


Lard Nar is the leader of the resistance against the Irken Empire, known as The Resisty. His only major appearance was in the season two premiere, "Backseat Drivers from Beyond the Stars."

He was going to make another appearance in the cancelled episode "The Trial", and was also scheduled to appear alongside the Resisty again in the unnamed series finale. It is likely he would have also made several other appearances leading up to that.


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Lard Nar goes up against The Massive.

Captain Lard Nar’s primary concern is to keep The Resisty alive and fed before attempting a coup on the Irken Empire.

He is a Vortian scientist and engineer, as well as the captain of a Vortian ship, until it was forced to enter "Shrinky Self-Destruct" mode, ejecting all crew members and detonating a then-significantly smaller ship. He seems to frequently take the advice of the rather goofy alien named Spleenk, even though he is always full of bad ideas.

In Lard Nar’s debut, after overhearing an Irken crew member exclaim that the Massive's weapons were deactivated, providing an opportunity to destroy the ship by breaking open the side snack pods, Lard Nar commands The Resisty to pursue the ship, which was drifting away under Zim's control. Lard Nar and The Resisty nearly succeeded in their plan, heavily damaging the Massive as Zim and Dib remotely fought for control over it.

However, when Almighty Tallest Red beamed the Massive’s hacked power core into the Resisty’s ship, Lard Nar and his crew were forced to evacuate their ship and initiate Shrinky Self-Destruct on the empty vessel to avoid colliding with Earth as Zim dragged it toward the planet (and to protect the secrets of their Vortian technology).

Lard Nar and the rest of The Resisty crew make cameo appearances in "The Frycook What Came from All That Space". Although they are scattered and only shown for a few brief seconds, Lard Nar could be seen briefly just as Eric the Blob walked out of Shloogorgh's Flavor Monster but before Zim jumped out of the blob's guts.

In the cancelled episode "The Trial", Lard Nar would have been revealed to be one of the original designers of the Massive, and that he worked for the Irken Empire prior to Operation Impending Doom.


Invader Zim (TV series)

Invader Zim (comic series)

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Lard Nar on Foodcortia

Lard Nar on Foodcourtia.

  • Like Tak, he speaks with a British Accent.
  • In a similar case to the Meekrob and Larb, Lard Nar's name is taken from a Thai dish, in this case a stir-fried wide rice noodle dish with meat and vegetables.
  • For unknown reasons Jhonen Vasquez gave him the same name as Invader Lardnar, though it is written differently.
  • Lard Nar seems the most intelligent of the Resisty.
    • He and Dib seem to be the smartest enemies of the Irken Empire.
  • It is possible that Lard Nar had a rivalry with Larb while on Vort similar to Dib's rivalry with Zim's on Earth.
  • It is unknown if Lard Nar and Zim know each other despite the fact that they both worked on Vort Research Station 9.

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