Earthworm Jim

Real Name: Jim

Identity/Class: Earthworm mutate with advanced technology

Occupation: Adventurer

Affiliations: Princess What's-Her-Name, Peter Puppy, Galactic Heroes League (Hamsternator, Lower Back-Pain Man)

Enemies: Psy-Crow, Queen Slug-for-a-Butt, Evil the Cat, Bob the Killer Goldfish, Evil Jim, Snott, Henchrat, Professor Monkey-for-a-Head, the Anti-Fish, Malice the Dog, Major Mucus, Doc Duodenum, Pedro Pupa, Flamin' Yawn

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Terlawk

First Appearance: Earthworm Jim (video game)

Powers/Abilities: Ray gun, other powers unknown

History: Extraterrestrial bounty hunter Psy-Crow was delivering the "ultra high tech indestructible super space cyber suit" to Quenn Slug-for-a-Butt when he was attacked by another spaceship while passing the Earth. The suit fell out an airlock and landed near a farm in the southern United States. Fleeing some crows an earthworm named Jim hid inside the suit, and was mutated by the atomic particles within, evolving to sentience and growing to human size. Through his suit radio he heard Psy-Crow and Queen-Slug-for-a-Butt discussing committing nefarious deeds against her twin sister. Princess What's-her-Name, and set off to thwart them. After doing so he set up base in Terlawk, sharing a house with Peter Puppy, and continuing his adventurous activities.

Comments: After appearing first in a video game, Earthworm Jim gained his own tv show, where he was voiced by Dan Castellaneta. In the games he has a southern drawl, which is less pronounced in the cartoon. The cartoon aired on WB Network from 199501996, totalling 23 episodes. A series of action figures was released to accompany the show. Earthworm Jim comics were also released, different series for both the US and UK markets.

His gaming appearances include Earthworm Jim, Earthworm Jim 2, Earthworm Jim 3D, Earthworm Jim: Menace 2 the Galaxy, as well as appearing in Clayfighter 63 1/3. Later games incorporated villains introduced in the tv series.


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