Extinct, huge heads, extremely intelligent
Martians were a species that were native to the planet Mars. They were an extremely advanced species, as evidenced by their apparent project of transforming their homeworld into a huge spaceship after testing the technology on a nearby planet.
Ironically, they worked themselves into extinction doing this, so there are no more Martians living on Mars. The only "Martian" left is the Mars-ship's interactive, holographic instruction manual, which appeared in "Battle of the Planets".
The Martians' most noticeable feature was their enormous head; their eyes, nose and mouth were compacted together on their lower head, while their forehead dominated the other 3/4 of the cranium, suggesting that their brains were unusually large. Despite this, they didn't think of the consequences of their actions, as they only thought that turning the planet into a vessel was "cool."
Unlike most descriptions of Martians in pop culture, the "Martian" Zim encountered seemed overly friendly.
Facts of Doom
- Zim was unaware that humans refer to inhabitants of the planet Mars as Martians, so he coined the term "Mars-oids" to refer to them.
- Their appearance from the neck down is unknown, as only skulls were ever seen.
- The only piece of Martian technology ever seen in the series was the planet itself.
- The Martians also built huge pyramids similar to those in Egypt, as part of their spaceship. However, most do not appear to be part of the spacecraft, and were probably some other form of architecture in days long past.
|Species of Invader Zim|
|Blobs • Brain-Eating Parasite • Hogulus • Humans • Irkens • Large-Nostril People • Martian • Meekrob • Nhar-Gh'ok • Planet Jackers • Plookesian • Rock Species • Screwheads • Slaughtering Rat People • Vortian|