This is just an observation that I have been having. I have researched the Invader Zim canon world EXTENSIVELY and I have found out that Irkens (INCLUDING Zim) are in fact, capable of love and affection. However, these and other positive emotions in general like kindness and mercy are strongly discouraged by Irken society due to them being a pro-war and conquer-happy race and species. So when I found some IZ romance fanfics, here's what I think: Romance in IZ CAN work, it's just a matter of making sure that you get the canon characters in character while introducing their softer, gentler and romantic sides at the same time. I found some ZimxOc fanfics that did a very good job with it in my opinion. The romance was NOT instantaneous but it WAS built up in a reasonable amount of time, allowing Zim to develop trust and feelings around the human female OC in the stories. To be honest, I CAN see Zim being curious about love and sex, ESPECIALLY if he gets into human high-school because that is where and when human emotions are on high. But of course, he WILL be resistant to the very idea at first. And I think that Irkens CAN reproduce but they choose to clone instead. Of course if you aren't a fan of IZ OCxCanon then that is ok too. I just wanted to get this out there. Thank you for reading.
Mood: Daily Needs
Watching: Pokemon X and Y, Invader ZimNat Geo Wild
Playing: Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, Shantae: Risky's Revenge