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Officer Squidman
Homeworld Earth
Gender Male
Vehicles Police Car
Hair Color Gray
Affiliation(s) Police

Squidman was a former police officer who made his one and only appearance in "GIR Goes Crazy and Stuff."


Squidman is a tall, thin man. Prior to his brain replacement, he wore a dark policeman hat. After receiving the brain of a squid, he had a less-healthy complexion, coupled with yellowed eyes and stooped posture.


Not much is known of his life as a policeman, as his brain was removed and replaced with that of a squid's. As a squid, he desperately wanted to go back to the sea and panicked frequently.

Role in Invader Zim

In "GIR Goes Crazy and Stuff", Squidman played his siren going past Zim's house, which caused Zim to test the behavioral modulator he had made for GIR by ordering him to investigate. Instead, GIR threw the car into Zim's house, blowing his cover.

To keep the policeman from exposing him, Zim switched his brain with a squid's, causing great confusion for the Squidman. However, at the end of the day, Squidman is ultimately the one that stops GIR by squirting "ink" at him, something he was very happy about. Zim and GIR then flew through intergalactic space battles to get to the beach to get rid of Squidman and make him go back to his "home" in the sea.

As he swims away, however, GIR comments that he's being "eaten by a shark."

Facts of Doom

  • Officer Squidman was voiced by Andre Sogliuzzo.
  • Whilst begging for freedom, it is shown that he has three children; a son and two daughters. One of them is Mary, who is one of Zim's classmates.
  • Presumably the brain of the officer now inhabits the body of the squid, which may mean that he's still trapped in Zim's underground lab as another one of his experiments or that Zim got rid of him seeing as the squid body was not seen after the memory transfer was completed.
  • It's unknown how he managed to squirt ink at GIR's eyes, but is implied that this "ink" was actually his feces.
  • It is also implied that he wet himself the first time he tried to release some ink.
  • Squidman made no other appearances in the series, and based on GIR's closing comment, he's presumably dead. However, seeing how Nickelodeon refuses any deaths in their shows, it's possible he would have been seen alive at a later episode with or without an explanation, but the series was cancelled before that happened so his fate remains as presumed dead.