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Vortian Race Designs by Balet Vortian Race Designs by Balet
These are the different races of Vortians.
Vortians and Invader Zim by Jhonen Vasquez.
Art by me.
Ideas by Posthumus and me.

EDIT: This is more popular than I thought it would be, so here's some information to go with it.

Thadrexians: The shortest Vortians with small, weak builds. They have unique stationary horns that are slightly transparent and the color of ivory. Thadrexians have low color pigmentation that causes the transparency, red eyes, and light skin. They often have visual impairments. They live in a cold region of Vort, but because they are not well suited to endure cold weather, they live in cities underground where temperatures are regulated. When they do go to the surface, they wear sunglasses to protect their eyes from snow blindness. Culturally, they tend to be traditional, perfectionists, and outspoken. Known as the complainers of the Vortian race, they have a bad reputation for being verbally combative and impossible to reason with. This OC is a pure Thadrexian: www.deviantart.com/art/Tex-321… www.deviantart.com/art/Tex-Ful… This OC is part Thadrexian and other part Feshorine: balet.deviantart.com/art/Conni… balet.deviantart.com/art/Conni…

Vondrechians: Known as the nerdy thinkers of the Vortian race, Vondrechians are responsible for much of Vort's famous technology. Research Station 9 is located in their region (Vondrech). As is Research Station 69, but we won't talk about that here. They are said to be the least attractive race, especially in the case of females, with bulbous heads and small beady eyes. The eyes are usually green. Their antennae are long and floppy. They have more fat than other races to protect them from the cold weather in their region. They can also handle higher altitudes than other races. Overbites are a common genetic problem. In Vondrech, they have British-sounding accents. Their region mainly consists of cold high elevation climates, mostly rocky/icy mountains with fjords running through them. Culturally, Vondrechians highly value open-mindedness, learning for the sake of learning, and freedom of thoughts and ideas. They can be very eccentric about their ideas and also value unconventional thinking. Lard Nar is a Vondrechian. Prisoner 777 is Vondrechian and Phairidese.

Phairidese: Phairidese are known for representing the Vortian race. They occupy the largest region on Vort and hold the most political power. They value social intelligence, working smart instead of hard, confidence no matter what situation you're in, and sometimes unconventional methods of achieving goals. They may appear very civil when spoken to, but tend to keep their thoughts hidden. They can be very manipulative, though that doesn't mean they are bad. Phairid is well known for being home to the best schools in law and inter species communication (they usually take on most of Vort's ambassador jobs due to their social prowess). They are pink-skinned, usually have purple eyes, and short stationary horns. This OC is Phairidese: www.deviantart.com/art/Davis-3… Prisoner 777 is Vondrechian and Phairidese.

Avantese: Avantese have unique dark colored horns. Their skin is a dark gray and they usually have red eyes. Their region is up in the arid mountains and is near an active volcano, which they resent. They are descended from a group of Thadrexians who couldn't stand living in Thadrex because of the snow. They are the subject of everything from jokes and teasing to ridicule throughout Vort for their stupid decision to relocate from Thadrex to the opposite extreme climate, often considered the least intelligent of the races. This isn't the case, though. They are just very set once they make a decision, just like Thadrexians, and whine a lot.

Zondervanans: Zondervanans are a one of the more "bossy" races. They take an aggressive approach to hard work and hold their work in high regard. I don't remember a whole lot about what Posthumus wrote for them (have it all here, but I don't want to give out all the information because I don"t know what she'd be against being public). They are one of the newer races, though, descending from Feshorines and Vondrenchians.

Feshorines: Feshorines are the tallest and most purple of the races on Vort. They live in a warm, tropical climate on an island near the Endrans. They are known to have laid-back personalities and enjoy socializing and learning about others. They are thought to be the least self-centered people on Vort. Tourists enjoy visiting their region because of their hospitality. They have dark purple skin and darker purple or blue eyes. Their antennae are only slightly flexible and some individuals can't move them at all. This OC is part Feshorine: balet.deviantart.com/art/Dris-… balet.deviantart.com/art/Dris-… (top)

Endrans: Endrans are descended from the Feshorines. They are the only race with outward-splaying antennae and blue-tinted skin. They also have the largest eyes, which are oval-shaped and light blue. They live on the coast closest to the Feshorines.

Bashtylans: Bashtylans are descended from the Phairidese, but they share very little in common culturally. It is thought that they became a new race after some Phairidese left Phairid because they didn't like the values held there because Bashtylans tend to not get along with the Phairidese in modern day. Bashtylans are known to be sensitive introverted types. They have a reputation for being the flightiest people on Vort and cannot handle conflict. They are the subject of some ridicule for being the "pussies" of Vortians.

Shanxinans: The Shaynxinans are descended from Thadrexians and are very different from them. Unlike Thadrexians, Shaynxinans hardly complain. They are known for being overworked because they will not express their stress of pain. They are one of the hardiest races with few health problems and sturdy bodies. They can handle physical labor better than other races. They tend to have jobs in architecture and construction, household plumbing and wiring, and cooking. They are joked about on Vort for being too easygoing and willing to do anythinng they are told, although it often surprises people that this isn't true.

Note on possible additional races: =Dragonious pointed out some Vortian OCs with ram-like horns. www.judaicasavings.com/U/items… We made these races back in 2008 before there were many Vortian OCs, and I think it's in need of some additions and updates! If you guys express much interest in it, I'll do an improved chart with some additional races and better artwork.
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IrkenInvaderNyx Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is awesome! It really helped me expand on my Vortian OC. Thanks for making this!
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PreciousCosmos Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've had my Vortians for a while, but now I've found this and it's really helpful for background development. Thanks for making it~ x3
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Plac3b013 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is a great idea! Hey, you know what... I would love to use this idea to create a full biological and cultural reference on the Vortian race... of course you'd get the credit... If you have any questions, note me :)
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Balet Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
(( Feel free as long as you make it clear which are your ideas and which came from this. Also credit posthumus. ^^ ))
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Plac3b013 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ok, will do. Thx :)
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Invader-Johnny Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Are all these Vortians designs canon? or did u made them up?

I J Signing Off.
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Balet Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Made them up.
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Dragonious Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
What about one that has the horns curl around the head? Like a billy goats? example here :3 corrupted-mooch.deviantart.com…
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Balet Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
That would be a good idea for an additional race. I made this back in 2008 and I don't think there were any OCs like that back then. =p 
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Dragonious Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
XD well, the IZ fandom in general isnt that big nowadays either
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Balet Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Much bigger than it used to be. =p
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Dragonious Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
true, but not big big XD, lotsa people left
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Cocolox Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
they're all so cute! now i wanna make a vortian oc
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GlitchingCircuitry Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was creepin' around then found this :3 And read about the different regions and fell in love with it X3. I head-canon this.
I would mostly represent the Vondrech-ians I guess that's my region.
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Balet Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Awesome. Glad you like it.
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GlitchingCircuitry Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
NP X3 By the way can I use these regions I mean there yours and all. Also I'm still a little shaky on understanding them ._. ....
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Balet Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
(( Sure. Just don't forget to credit. ))
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InvaderAlexisAwesome Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
U callin' most of my (unpublished) characters cute? They have daggers.
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InvaderAlexisAwesome Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OOPS WRONG COMMENT MEANT TO REPLY TO WILLOW
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WillowTheCollie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
They are just the most adorable things I swear...
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InvaderAlexisAwesome Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
U callin' most of my (unpublished) characters cute? They have daggers.
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pianisimo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love these.
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Kataang15Love Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol. I like Vondrech. XD he's funny lookin'


=]
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Invader-Germs Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
lol, :+fav:
Yesssssss, I'm number 52! B)
Be jealous...
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Invader-Germs Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Nice! One of the best pics of Vortians I've ever seen! :#1:
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Purple-Cream-Cheese Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Woah! This will totally come in hand! Thank you! :meow: This is a lovely picture too!
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chocolate-wing-ding Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
I'll bet Lard Nar is a Vondrech ^^

VERY GOOD DESIGNS :clap:
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Nekotale Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
:iconiloveyouplz: I DO LOVE VORTIANS!
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OrganicFantasy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
Awesomeness! Now, I wonder which one Lard Nar would fit in to.
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invadrzina Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
I love the style. It makes them look so adorable. It's a lot like Jhonen's, but you sort of made them a bit chibi looking. Cuteness. I love all the names, and the skin tones are cool.
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Erohiel Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Now I wonder where my Vortian Riley would fit into.
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Balet Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
He appears to be Vondrechian/Phairidese.
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NakkiStiltz Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
Nice designs! :D
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DJKID Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Very creative designs :+fav:
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lordzasz Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Huh, cool. I never really watched Invader Zim. ^^;
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AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this looks like it took some interesting concept thinking! Nice ideas overall. I agree with how they all look different in their own little ways.

XDD I like the Endras for some reason. They have nifty horn/antennae designs.
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Balet Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
Thanks!

I would like them more, personally, if they didn't remind me of Sicho Bob.
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Posthumus Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
I can't wait to develop these. =D
You know what the picture reminds me of? When you take a picture of a random crowd of people, say in the street or whatnot. Everyone's so different. The same idea gets across here. I love how the originality of each race is evident.

You did a great job with the designs! I'm still amused by how short Thadrexians are.
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Balet Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Same. =D
It does! And thank you.

Hehe. They're only the shortest because Vondrechians have helium heads. XD
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