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  • Accidental Innuendo:
    • Kim asking Ron if he wants the ultimate ride (extreme snowboarding as opposed to something else) is just one of the tamer instances of this.
    • In a rare visual variant, a scene in "The Mentor of Our Discontent" has Shego raising her plasma-covered hand at Drakken as a threat. Many fans think that Shego is actually Flipping the Bird. Due to the plasma it's impossible to tell whether this is accidental or a Parental Bonus. Signs lean towards the former as Shego seems to be holding her hand straight.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Some fans feel like the show could be framed as actually being about Ron, since he undergoes the biggest change and character growth in the series.
    • Many believe that Ron could be and perhaps even is better than Kim is at heroics, either intentionally holding himself back so as to not surpass her or, as seen in the show, unintentionally holding himself back through self-doubt. Fans generally point to his badass moments with Monkey Power as proof of this, as well as the times he became evil, with Evil!Ron being the most successful villain in the series to the point of scaring Shego into falling in line.
    • Does Dr. Drakken really think Team Impossible are all that or did he say that just to tease Kim?
    • What really caused Shego to become a Fallen Hero in her backstory? Her brother Hego explained it was from them fighting evil so many times, but Ron thought it was the "fighting" part, while Kim thought it was the "evil" part, and Hego never actually says which of them is right,which could imply thatit could have actually been either, or both.
  • Alternative Joke Interpretation: When Kim falls in love with Ron in the episode "Emotion Sickness", Ron says, "It's not like I haven't thought about this, I mean, who hasn't?" Some thought Ron meant that everyone thought of Ron dating Kim, while others thought he meant that everyone thought of themselves dating Kim.
  • Anvilicious:
    • "Grande Size Me", the episode focused on dietary health as deliberately blatant as possible.
    • The 'lying is wrong' aesop of "October 31st" is laid so thick that it feels like one is beaten on the head with a hammer with how heavy handed it is. Many fans even complain that it ruined the first holiday episode.
  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • Ron Stoppable. Although he has many fans for his comic relief and being one of the more relatable characters who undergoes the biggest growth in the series, there are many who find his wimpy and silly antics annoying, particularly in Season 4. His Relationship Upgrade with Kim didn't help matters; those who shipped them love them as a couple and think they compliment each other perfectly, think they work better as Just Friends and Platonic Life-Partners, or for other shipping reasons, would prefer that they're nowhere near each other.
    • Warhok has some degree of division with some on whether or not he was deserving as the show's Final Boss. Namely that he's an alien, making him out of place with Kim's enemies, and that he only appears in the final episode with no real build-up when Warmonga appeared.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The scene in "Car Alarm" when the Sloth drives out into space, which Ron takes advantage of to test his theories on zero-g naco eating. How did he get that naco in the first place? No idea.
  • Broken Base: The eventual Official Couple of Drakken/Shego is often debated amongst some fans even after all these years. As usual, the issues are "Was it written/foreshadowed well or was it Strangled by the Red String?" and "Do they work better as friends or lovers?". The main Official Couple of Kim and Ron was also notorious, including over the rift it caused with Kigo.
  • Crack Pairing: "Stop Team Go" had Shego/Mr. Barkin. Granted, she was under the influence of a Mirror Morality Machine at the time, and it doesn't last beyond that episode when she returns to normal.
  • Creator Worship: The creators of Kim Possible, Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle.
  • Crossover Ship: Kim Possible gets shipped with characters outside of her series.
    • Nickelodeon Magazine depicted a picture of her dating Prince Zuko. This is because she once admitted to being attracted to the Troubled, but Cute type.
    • Another popular character she's shipped with is the title character of Danny Phantom. Both characters do in fact have a lot in common: Both are teenage kids of scientists (but whereas Kim's parents are respected in their fields, Danny's are not), both have green eyes (Danny's eyes are normally blue but green in his ghost form), both fight a rogues gallery of villains with their Arch-Enemy being an Evil Former Friend of their father out for world domination, both are romantically involved with their best friend of the opposite sex who is implied to be Jewish and they both juggle normal lives with being heroes (though Danny's superhero life is a secret). Both cartoons also featured Stephen Silver as an artist and ended their runs in 2007.
    • Ron and Jake Long was a surprisingly popular ship on DeviantArt.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Shego is most guilty of this, but the other villains have their moments of going from nasty to funny and back again.
  • Death of the Author:
  • Die for Our Ship:
    • Curiously, Yori doesn't get this reaction from fans of the Kim/Ron ship. This is possibly because the character herself gives them her blessing, despite admitting to having a crush on Ron. Kim's crush Josh Mankey, however, gets a lot of flak.
    • Kim and Ron themselves are particularly prone to this for those who ship pairings that only involve one of them. For pairings such as Kim/Shego, Ron is often devolved into a completely useless idiot incapable of doing anything but being annoying and getting in the way. In cases where Kim ends up the third wheel, she's demonized as an uptight snob who regularly abuses and takes advantage of Ron, constantly puts him in harm's way with no remorse and purely for her own gain.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Shego. In the show, she's always depicted as a No-Nonsense Nemesis and Card-Carrying Villain who does it all For the Evulz and has her share of Kick the Dog moments. Many if not all of these traits go straight out the window when it comes to fan fiction, particularly when shipping is involved, which paint her in the exact opposite light.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Warmonga. This is the reason she returned in the final episode as a Big Bad alongside Warhok.
    • Electronique was rather popular with fans, more than you'd expect from her single appearance. But then, she was a Baroness and Gadgeteer Genius with electrical powers, a short temper and a hammy accent from somevhere in zer centre of Europe, so she was a memorably entertaining character, and as a villain in Shego's hometown she had a connection to the fandom's favourite character.
    • Yori, due to her badassery skills as a ninja and to the point that aside from being a potential love interest for Ron, she doesn't get the Die for Our Ship treatment for Kim/Ron shippers, arguably due to the fact in season 4 that she calmly accepts that Ron and Kim are now a couple, considering it destiny.
    • Tara is also loved by some viewers for being an adorable Nice Girl with an former unrequited crush on Ron.
  • Evil Is Cool: Not only does this at least seem to be Shego's philosophy, but look at what happened to Ron in that personality-switch-turned-him-evil incident.
  • Evil Is Sexy:
    • Shego. In the one episode when she turned good she was sweet and all, but when she's evil she is sexy! She wears a swimsuit, at work, in the same room as her boss, and his companion, several times.

      Wade: Her name is Shego. She is wanted in eleven countries.

      Ron: Make that twelve!

    • There is also Adrena Lynn, Camille Leon and Warmonga.
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: Hilariously, Drakken got this done to him by the Evil Eye for the Bad Guy group. To many people’s relief the outfit was a one episode thing.
  • Foe Yay Shipping: Kim and Shego quite famously seen to always want to fight each other whenever in the same room. And when they do it's always filled with snarky comments that aren't really spiteful but kind of flirty. The episode "Stop Team Go", in which Shego is briefly turned good and hits it off very well with Kim, is believed by fans to be an acknowledgement of the Foe Yay. The ending scene even shows Shego looking a photo strip of her and Kim from a photo booth somewhat sadly before burning it.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: One episode has Wade say "Laugh all you want! In less than 20 years, everyone will be working from home just like me!" less than 20 years later it doesn't sound nearly as ridiculous or even funny.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The popularity of the show in Germany is a major reason for its revival.
  • Girl-Show Ghetto: Greatly averted; this action-packed show and its characters have plenty of fans from both sides.
  • Growing the Beard: The first season was well liked enough but some thought the other characters were a bit underdeveloped. Steve Loter came in during season 2 as a director/producer — under his wing, the story pacing was sped up, and much more focus was put on other characters besides Kim, such as Ron, Drakken and Shego.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Frugal Lucre's plan in Low Budget, to damage the internet with a virus unless worldwide ransoms were paid, becomes less funny after the "Wanna-Cry" malware virus which included a ransom demand, infected computer systems around the world in May 2017, and actually damaged various systems including hospital & medical service computers.
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: Kim being in love with Ron in "Emotion Sickness" was pretty cringy, but becomes very heartwarming when they start dating for real after So The Drama.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Kim's lab partner, Justine Flanner, who helped her defeat D.N.Amy, was voiced by Mayim Bialik, who went on to play another scientist named Amy.
    • In the episode "The Fearless Ferret", Ron unexpectedly came across the house of a grumpy old man who turns out to be a superhero which Ron has willingly become his successor. Didn't Will Friedle previously voiced a character who went through the same situation? Except the man turned out to be a REAL superhero?
    • Badass, but sweet-natured redhead who fights evil between her classes, and is famous for being able to do anything? Bumbling, Adorkable blond guy who hangs out with her because, despite some people thinking she's way out of his league, even the best of us needs someone who has her back? Snarky, Evil Is Sexy villainess with a memorable mane of dark hair to go with her freaky powers? Wait, are we talking about Kim Possible, or Pyrrha Nikos? (Fortunately the similarities mostly end there, otherwise season 3 would have ended with Shego fatally shooting Kim in the heart.)
    • In the episode "And the Mole Rat Will Be CGI", Kim and Ron remark that the idea of a live-action Kim Possible movie would be ridiculous. However, in 2018, Disney Channel announced a future live-action Kim Possible movie, to much rejoicing though the film itself got a somewhat mixed reaction.
    • In "Royal Pain", while trying to help Kim run for class president, he takes her mini-golfing. Kim complains that she doesn't see how this is supposed to help her, to which Ron states that his reasoning is that "The best political decisions are made while golfing." A few years later, Donald Trump would be seen as a controversial presidential figure for his political decisions, also being known for golfing in his rather questionably lengthy leisure time despite complaining about past presidents doing so.
    • In "Ill Suited", Ron has a nightmare of kissing Kim at the dance and then she turns out to be one of the androids from So The Drama. 13 years later, on Big Hero 6: The Series, Christy Carlson Romano voices a character who kisses the hero, and she turns out to be an android. Talk about Ron's worst nightmare come true.
    • Duff Killigan, a Scotsman who specializes in explosives, like a certain Demoman.
      • To add to that, Demoman can wield a golf club.
    • Alyson Hannigan being cast as Kim's mother in The Movie is appropriate, as the show is considered a Spiritual Successor to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
    • Walmart announced in 2019 that they now plan to use robots to do things like shelf stocking, just like Smarty Mart used "Stockbots" in The Mentor of Our Discontent.
    • In "Graduation", Ron finally masters the Mystical Monkey Power and obtains the ability to increase his strength manyfold by enveloping himself in a blue monkey-themed Battle Aura. In 2015, Goku and Vegeta obtain a blue Super Saiyan form stronger than anything they had before.
    • Tara Strong voicing Tara the cheerleader. Not the last one she'd voice either.
    • In "Kimitation Nation", Bonnie mocked Kim for wearing the same outfit everyday. During Season 2, Kim would rotate between outfits. By Season 3, the only time her green top with jeans look would appear is in the theme song.
    • In "The Golden Years", Nana gifts the twins with Vinyl albums, the two treating them like ancient artifacts. In 2007, when the show met its final episode, Vinyl would see a resurgence that would continue into the 2010's.
    • Shego was part of Team Go, THEY'RE ON THE GO!
    • In "Grande Size Me" Ron is trying to prove that the "Wheel of Good Eating" (based on the real-life "food pyramid") is false, many years later it was revealed that the food pyramid was in fact a myth to the point that many health groups now explicitly say not to follow it. The fact that a "healthy eating" episode was mandated by execs in the first place makes this even more funny.
    • In "The Twin Factor", Kim drops the line "I'm about to become an only child" when fed up with babysitting Jim and Tim, a line that Azula would promote to memetic status a few years later.
    • "Two to Tutor" depicted Kim having kitchen troubles, with the fandom liking to overemphasize her lack of skill in cooking as shown in Never Live It Down. Christy Carlson Romano, the voice of Kim, has done a series of cooking videos to show she's a far better chef than the girl who could supposedly "do anything".
  • Hollywood Homely: Ron's been mentioned by a number of characters to be less than good looking, to the point of being ugly. He's average looking at worst.
  • Incest Yay Shipping: Kim with her mother, Ann, and her cousin, Joss.
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • Dr. Drakken. In one episode, it's revealed that his Start of Darkness was triggered by merciless mockery ("we laughed for days") from his college friends (one of whom was Kim's father).
    • Bonnie has two bully older sisters at home; it can be assumed that Bonnie's mean and sour disposition probably stems from her sisters being so mean to her all the time.
    • Roland Pond from "Oh Boyz" enjoyed the profits gained with the Oh Boyz' disappearance and had no interest in finding them (and Ron), being perfectly willing to leave them to their fates and try to sabotage attempts to find them. However, given the Oh Boyz' status as The Prima Donna and how they treated their manager prior to their Character Development while captured by the Seniors and Roland's own pitiful attitude with having to deal with them, the decision to abandon them is born more from resentment of their mistreatment of him rather than malice.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Many fans of KiGo were introduced to the series after fan art depicting them together blew up online, and watch the show just to see how they interact with each other.
  • LGBT Fanbase: Both Kim and Shego are very popular with women.
  • Les Yay:
    • Shego is way, way too into Kim. Pet names, sly compliments, even a mudbath... then an episode dedicated to them, which shows that when the "mortal enemies" factor is removed they become incredibly close very fast. It'd be uncomfortable if Kim didn't seem to be flattered by it. See Foe Yay Shipping above.
    • There's also some definite vibes between Kim and Yori in the climax of "Big Brother".
    • Some might ship Warmonga and Shego.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Both Kim and Shego.
  • Magnificent Bastard: See here.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • What's the sitch? Explanation Kim's catchphrase
    • You think you're all that, Kim Possible! BUT YOU'RE NOT! Explanation A quote by Drakken
    • Boo-Yah! Explanation Ron's catchphrase
    • Wade, you rock! Explanation A quote by Kim, bordering on a catchphrase
    • Please and thank you.
    • "Hicka-bicka-boo?"
      "Hooo-Sha!" Explanation The Tweebs' catchphrase
    • Out there...in here...Explanation A quote by Ron in So The Drama said moments before his Relationship Upgrade with Kim
    • Kim Possible... She can do anything.
    • Kim Possibru
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • Warhok and Warmonga were about to take Kim back to Lorwardia and stuff her as Warmonga's trophy. And they say this in front of Ron. Not only their people have conquered and enslaved planets, but apparently they would gladly kill and mount a teenager who messes with them.
    • Monkey Fist crosses it in Season 4 when his obsession with Monkey Power reaches new heights and he makes a deal with the Yono.
    • Shego's future counterpart crosses the line when she turns the world into a dystopia and enslaves Dr. Drakken and the other villains. She also destroys Bueno Nacho.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: The four-note ringtone of the Kimmunicator. So beloved, it was a popular ringtone for cell phones during the 2000s.
  • Never Live It Down:
  • One True Threesome:
    • Kim/Ron/Shego would solve a lot of fighting between the K/R and Kigo shippers in the Kim Possible fandom.
    • Kim/Bonnie/Shego has supporters.
    • Kim/Ron/Bonnie isn't unknown amongst those who would have preferred Bonnie and Ron together (or alternatively Bonnie and Kim).
    • Ditto for Kim/Ron/Yori.
  • Periphery Demographic: For a show aimed at tweens, the show is remarkably popular among their parents and other adults, especially taking in the LGBT Fanbase aspect. It was also quite a target for Rule 34.
  • Pandering to the Base: It's clear that "Stop Team Go!" was made solely to appease Kigo fans. Unfortunately, it's obviously not a fan-favorite episode for K/R fans.
  • Recurring Fanon Character: In the fanfic A Small Possibility, Shego and Kim have twins named Sheki and Kasy. Following the fic's publication, the two are the go-to kids used in many Kid Fics involving the pairing.
  • Ron the Death Eater:
    • Ron Stoppable The Death Eater. Seriously, you go on oneHelm OfOpposite Alignment-induced rampage and suddenly everyone expects you to be the next Doctor Doom. Ironically enough, a lot (though not all) of "Ron turning evil" fics are less to get him out of the way for Kim and Shego to get together and more because.... the Opposite Alignment version of Ron was arguably the coolest, most badass villain on the show!
    • Kim's father Dr. Possible also get this from time to time for being a major instigator in Drakken's origin, and just acting overly smug in general, so he's often treated like a bad father too even though he's clearly not. What's Hilarious in Hindsight is that his voice actor would later go on to voice a real scumbag father.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Prince Wally from the episode "Royal Pain" is considered one of the most obnoxious and unlikable characters the series ever had, with many viewers rooting for the Knights of Rodeghan to ax him off. This might be the reason he was never utilized again following his episode.
    • Artie Smarty. Though the show makes clear he's the way he is because his single workaholic father ignores him.
  • Ship Mates:
    • Kim/Ron and Drakken / Shego are often shipped by the same fans.
    • Ron/Bonnie or Ron/Yori (for het) and Ron/Drakken or Ron/Felix (for slash) are the most used pairings by KiGo writers who want to "free" Kim from Ron.
  • Spiritual Successor:
  • Squick: In "Homecoming Upset" it's said that Brick Flagg was held back three times in high school, graduating from Middleton High School only by Season 4. Based on the average age of high schoolers and the maximum attendance age of 21 in the US public schooling system, that means that by the So the Drama prom dance, Brick would be approximately 20-21 years old, making him at the least four or five years older than his on-and-off girlfriend Bonnie, who would be approximately 16-17.
  • Strawman Has a Point: Team Impossible are portrayed as greedy jerks by forcing Kim out of the hero business, but the thing is, if someone offered to do same work you did for free, thus putting you out of business, you too would be rather irate.
  • Testosterone Brigade: Have you seen some of the fan art on DeviantArt? For a Disney girls' show, Kim Possible has an awful lot of post-pubescent male fans.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Ron's shift from Will Friedle's normal tone to a hyper-nasally way of speaking was a bit grating to some fans.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Many of the characters who only appeared in one episode have interesting backstories and abilities but sadly, didn't get much exploration:
    • Adrena Lynn would've been an excellent Foil for Kim, while Kim actually does her stunts and does it for altruism, Adrena does it for fame and is a lying fraud. Apparently Adrena Lynn was originally going to be a recurring character and act as a proper foil for Kim, but wasn't popular with audiences.
    • As mentioned in What Could Have Been in the trivia section, Will Du could've been a great rival for Kim in terms of heroism and spying, but only appeared in one episode.
    • Prince or rather President Wally, could've served as the team's financier since he did tell them that he would meet them again.
      • Same with the Knights of Rodeghan. Would they still try to assassinate Wally despite his intentions of turning their country into a democracy?
    • They could have done more with Kim's relationship with Josh and Ron's relationship with Tara and/or Zita (instead with Ron's former he wasn't even aware of Tara's crush, just like with Yori).
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
    • We saw a good Shego and Drakken and an evil Ron but never an evil Kim. It could have been that it was too obvious, or that Ron is just better because he's funny as a villain, but an evil Kim is both a terrifying and interesting concept.
    • One complaint that fans have about the fourth season is that there wasn't as much romance between Kim and Ron as they were hoping for. This makes sense considering that Kim and Ron's new relationship was one of the main reasons fans petitioned for a fourth season in the first place.
    • Heck, watching the episode "Cap'n Drakken", you wouldn't even know the two were in a relationship, and could mistake it for a season 3 episode.
    • Wouldn't it have been great to see Junior's competence at villainy again?
    • In "Showdown at the Crooked D", Drakken and James Possible's shared past at college is brought up. However, Professor Ramesh also used to be a college friend of Drew Lipsky and shows up in the episode, yet he does not recognize Drakken's voice as he did in "Attack of the Killer Bebe", nor does Drakken refer to him in any specific way as to Ramesh's new Silly Hat-induced stupidity. Bob Chen does not appear at all.
  • Ugly Cute: The only cartoon to make a naked mole rat an awesome spy's pet. And considering what naked mole rats look like in real life, that's saying something.
  • Uncanny Valley: The PC game "Kim Possible: Legend of the Monkey's Eye". The characters look fine, except that their faces don't move at all, even when they're talking. Also Ron's monkey form from the game, which is just a ninja monkey's head stuck onto his human body.
  • Unfortunate Character Design: Everyone has joked about Kim's upper lip looking like a moustache.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: The record executive in “Oh Boyz.” He’s presented as being in the wrong for not rushing to save the missing boy band, but the band in question treated him like crap. In the end, the executive is punished for abandoning the group and the Oh Boyz are never called out for their actions.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Kim is usually sympathetic, except in the episode "Bueno Nacho." She gets upset over Ron being a better employee than her at Bueno Nacho — a job that she signed him up to do with her without his consent. She also thought her own job duty was stupid, despite Ned giving her a much easier objective (just putting condiments on the food) than Ron. Despite this, viewers are meant to side with her in her arguments with Ron.
  • Unnecessary Makeover: While Kim's new mission outfit in Season 4 is not hated, fan art and even her live-action counterpart's costume shows her original mission gear is clearly the more liked one. Adding to this is Stephen Silver, the lead character artist behind the show, drew a 10 Years Later version based on art he and Butch Hartman did for Danny Phantom, looking more like an update of her original outfit.

     2019 Film 

  • Base-Breaking Character:
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Hey, remember that episode called "And The Mole Rat will be CGI"? That episode was about some hack deciding to make a movieabout Kim Possible, after seeing her in action. On top of that, they really did use CGI for the mole rat in the 2019 movie.
  • Ho Yay: Kim and Athena's relationship has a lot of subtext, not helped by the fact that it's very similar to Kim and Eric's from So The Drama.
  • It's the Same, Now It Sucks!: Many fans have taken issue with the plot twist of Athena being a robot since Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama had already done it with Eric (in a manner generally considered better). In addition, fans who saw that movie found it predictable. It hasn't helped that the film features another villain plot twist, something Disney has been criticized for overusing in the later half of the 2010s in their films.
  • LGBT Fanbase: Shego, who already has a prominent LGBT fanbase, is played by an openly lesbian actress.
  • Memetic Mutation:
  • Narm:
    • The mere fact that Kim feels the need to do saltos and rolls to do anything, even when she's simply walking somewhere. Is Sadie Stanley portraying Kim Possible or Sportacus?
    • The climax of the movie has Kim, Ron and Kim's grandma all dressed properly for the action that's about to happen. Meanwhile, Kim's mom looks more like she just decided to drop by from her morning jog.
    • "Hench-WOMEN!!!!"
  • Older Than They Think:
    • Many fans are upset that Disney brought their favorite cartoon back in the form of a live-action remake, but the idea to make a live-action Kim Possible movie dates back to when the original series first aired. As mentioned on the Trivia page, So The Drama was originally conceived as a live-action movie.
    • People have been disappointed that this version of Kim ditches the crop top. However, said crop top was a minor criticism against the original show, being deemed as "too sexualized" by many adults. There was an entire season 4 episode dedicated to Kim's classic outfit being destroyed by accident and her replacing her iconic crop top with a more modest purple T-Shirt.
    • Drakken's failed attempts at being "cool" and contemporary, such as using Villainstagram, have been mocked, but they're in-character to the cartoon. Drakken has always been portrayed as an out-of-date, older adult that contrasts with Shego's 20-something youthfulness and savvy attitude (most memorably when Drakken became "Dr. D" and rapped to sell his shampoo).
  • She Really Can Act: Love or hate the film, Sadie Stanley turns in one Tear Jerker of a performance at certain points, particularly when she's breaking down to her grandmother about not being as good as Athena.
  • So Okay, It's Average: General consensus is that the film was just okay. The actors do a fine job of imitating the characters (with Shego and Ron's actor getting the most praise), and it's clear the writing team (which included the show's creators) were trying to be as close to the cartoon as possible, right down to even recreating the opening sequence and some of its Running Gags. However, the movie has some pacing issues, Kim's character feel a bit OOC at points (Yeah Kim can be petty but could get over it fairly fast and put doing right above her own self interest. So her suddenly getting jealous of Athena supposedly upstaging her to the point she didn't help her during the school assembly didn't sit well with most) and many of the changes made for the adaptation didn't sit well with most of the fanbase. The movie also received criticism for Athena's inclusion, especially when we learn that her role in the plot is a repeat of Eric's from the previous film, right down to the twist that they're a Drakken-made robot meant to mess with Kim's head. And even those that did enjoy it seem to agree that the trailers didn’t do much to get viewers intrigued, let alone the original series’ fans, like not explaining what the film was about or hightlighting the more favorable aspects in the film and/or that resembled the cartoon. Overall, this DCOM is not a bad watch, but series fans have quickly deemed it a forgettable curiosity.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!:
    • All over the place regarding the new character designs, from Kim's updated mission outfit to the fact that Drakken and Shego no longer have blue and pale green skin, respectively.
    • Story-wise, adding Athena, which changed Kim and Ron's Action Duo to a Power Trio, rubbed many fans the wrong way, with some even saying that it's a disservice to the characters and the cartoon.
    • Shego's powers not being innate upset many fans who are fond of her backstory and her metahuman characteristics.
    • Changing Kim's sport profession from Cheerleading to Soccer was recieved badly, since her being a cheerleader is one of her defining traits and also explains why she's so athletic. However, it's a mild case, since Kim was a soccer coach in the show, too.
    • Removing Rufus' history with Ron by making him a lab rat, rather than Ron's childhood pet has been criticized for making no sense. Especially since Rufus has no bearing on the plot, outside of quickly coming out and helping the heroes in the climax.
    • While fans were pleased at Christy Romano's cameo as Poppy Blue, many were still severely disappointed that Will Friedle didn't also make a cameo. Especially considering the fact he and Romano appeared dressed as their respective characters during the remake's auditions in April 2018.
    • For some fans, replacing Monique as Kim's female best friend with Athena.
    • Removing the Kimmunicator and replacing it with a simplistic necklace has been heavily critiqued. The Kimmunicator was a major element of the show, to the point where it's referenced in the main theme and an entire tie-in game revolved around it. In contrast, Kim's necklace is just a nameless necklace with holographic features.
    • One of the more slight complaints is how the film goes for a "girl empowering" feel which the show rarely, if ever, did. Being more an action-adventure comedy with a female lead that put everyone on equal footing than really focusing on that. The fact that the climax involved pretty much all the female Possibles members confronting Drakken and Shego rather than the whole family coming to help out didn't help this notion.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character:
    • Athena, for those who didn't resent her inclusion from the start. The idea of there being a heroine, who's better than Kim and makes the latter feel worse about her own capabilities is a pretty decent idea. Even her turning out to be a spy was (while predictable), a nice direction for the plot to go to, since she, unlike Eric, actually manages to do a Heel–Face Turn, which would make for an interesting dynamic. However, as mentioned before, some dislike her becoming a permanent member of Team Possible, since she's disturbing Kim and Ron's dynamic. Her turning out to be a robot was also recieved badly, since it's pretty obvious that the writers needed some sort of way to have her survive the explosion, without being to unrealistic about it.
    • The climax has Kim, her mother, and Nana along with Ron coming to stop Drakken and Shego... and leaves out her father and the Tweebs. One of the things about the series is that all the Possibles are capable in some fields and could've helped out in the climax to help emphasize the "family" unit to Athena.
  • Uncanny Valley: Rufus. "The Mole Rat Will Be CGI" wasn't meant to be taken seriously!
  • Unexpected Character: Of all the characters that show up in the movie, who was expecting Nana Possible, a more or less minor character note  She had one focus episode and a cameo in a Christmas episode as well as the final episode from the TV show, to be one of them?
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: Dr. Drakken having a "Villainstagram" and doing ducklips. To be fair, this is nothing new for him, as mentioned in Older Than They Think above.
  • What an Idiot!:
    • Kim decides it's better to show off in front of her classmates when Athena is kidnapped and decides to attack Shego with a staff. Only to fall on the floor, being inexperienced with a weapon like that, and letting Shego escape with Athena. Granted, it was all staged by Athena and Shego, but Kim didn't know that. From her point-of-view, the life of her new friend was at stake.
    • The school doesn't do anything when one of their students just got kidnapped. While there is little they could do against Shego, they could at least try to call the authorities or something.
    • Athena decides to throw herself into the unstable machine, instead of... just throwing her spear? Not to mention that the reveal of Athena's robotic origins could've been scrapped when she didn't die from the explosion.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?:
    • While it was probably unavoidable given the change to a live action format, a lot of people are also criticizing the casting choices, claiming that none of the actors resemble their cartoon selves or capture their personalities, even taking the costume changes below into account. Oddly enough, some have argued that Sadie Stanley looks too young to be playing Kim, even though she was stated to be 16 at the time of the film's announcement, the same age as her cartoon counterpart. Once the film came out, most viewers at least seemed to agree on praising Taylor Ortega (Shego)’s portrayal for being the most similar to her original cartoon self and that Sean Giambrone, while still debatable regarding Ron’s role in the story, could still capture Ron’s essence while also sounding like Will Friedle.
    • Gary Cole and Patrick Warburton not reprising their roles as Mr. Possible and Mr. Barkin respectively, despite being screen actors, just as Patton Oswalt got to return as Professor Dementor. Likewise no cameo from Will Friedle despite Christy showing up for one, Tahj Mowry (Voice of Wade), Nicole Sullivan (Shego), John DiMaggio (Drakken note Though John rarely does on-screen roles, being more comfortable with voice acting) or, even more odd, Raven-Symoné (Monique) for that matter despite the fact at the time she had a show running on Disney during the film's production (Raven's Home).
    • The Nostalgia Critic brings up an interesting point in his review about not using Christy Carlson Romano and Will Friedle to play Kim's parents rather than the former just showing up for a cameo. Indeed the two can look the part given the right makeup and actually would've been an nice in-joke with their VAs now being the parents to the live action version.
    • In fact, many were actually surprised to see Alyson Hannigan (Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lily from How I Met Your Mother) in the role of the mother instead, citing it's not a bad choice and the actress does well enough. Though, bizarrely, she looks more like Kim than the actress playing her does despite being 20 years her senior.
  • WTH, Costuming Department?:
    • All of the costumes have gotten flak for their inaccuracies, but people tend to point fingers at Ron, for having a haircut similar to Justin Timberlake back in his *NSYNC days. Not only is that haircut inaccurate to the show, but it also looks very ridiculous on him.
    • Shego looks less like her cartoon counterpart and more like the daughter of Rita Repulsa.
    • Kim's mission outfit with its cut-outs and plenty additional straps that can get caught anywhere is just plain impractical for an Action Girl who's reliant on her agility.
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Awesome / Kim Possible

"Anything's possible for a Possible!"

— Dr. Possible

She is the Girl-Who-Can-Do-Anything.

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Sensei: Mmmmm. This is your destiny. You are ready....


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    Season 1 

Crush
  • Ron using a giant laser to save Kim
Sink or Swim
  • Ron facing off against Gill at Camp Wanaweep, one of the first instances of him Taking A Level in Badass when he's left alone to face the villainous threat. He may be the sidekick, but when the occasion calls for him to do so he knows how to step up.
The New Ron
  • Ron saving Kim from the spinning tops of doom that he himself conceived of.
Number One
  • Kim fighting Duff for the first time in "Number One"... was awesome. Admit it, you too wished you could twirl around golf clubs like they were bow staffs-in some martial arts movie, looking so badass!
Mind Games
  • A subtle one. When their brains were switched, Kim had no problem at all doing her usual stuff in Ron's body, implying that if he had more guts, he'd be just as good a fighter as Kim even in this early stage. At the very least, he had the physical conditioning for it.
  • Ron, in Kim's body, gets a Shut Up, Hannibal! moment against Shego:

    Shego: (laughing) "You say something! Come on..."

    Ron: "Bye-bye" (kicks her in the shin).

Downhill
  • After Bonnie invites Kim's parents to chaperone their school skiing trip just to humiliate her, Kim's mother Anne gets revenge on Bonnie by calling Bonnie's mother to help chaperone as well, under the pretense that there are too many kids for them to handle, giving Bonnie a smug wink and Bonnie's mother proceeds to be humiliating.
Attack of the Killer Bebes
  • Ron's plan to impersonate Dr. Possible went off without a hitch, and he managed to fool the three Bebes with a latex mask of him. The only minor detail was not having any backup because he was still mad at Kim.
  • James Possible is no fighter. However, with his daughter's life on the line and none of the other three scientists able or willing to come up with a solutionnote (Chen and Ramesh are astronomers and Drakken was willing to "let the ladies work this out amongst themselves") he contacted Wade and told him to send an ultra high frequency sonic disturbance through the Kimmunicator that jammed the Bebe hive mind, causing them to lose their synchronization. This causes them to hit each other in their attempts to attack Kim, and they're quickly destroyed when she kicks the damaged and unstable Bebes together. Kim herself was deemed a minimal threat to the Bebes in their initial analysis, but her father's attack strategy was determined to be a substantial threat.
  • The reason Ron was mad at Kim was because she sided with the cheer squad when they turned Ron down for the position of school mascot. But after hearing how Drakken and her father had a falling out, Kim decides to stand by her friend and appoints him as the school mascot. Ron actually manages to win over the crowd at a basketball game with his performance, surprising both Bonnie and Kim.
Monkey Fist Strikes
  • Ron when he first gets mystical monkey powers, and he and Rufus beat Monkey Fist at his own game without Kim around to help. Though he was unable to overcome him purely with the mystical power up because of Fist's extensive training in Monkey Fung Fu, he still managed to defeat him by having Rufus destroy the four monkey idols, distracting Fist and leaving him vulnerable to attack after he managed to save all four idols.
October 31st
  • In "October 31st" Kim gets bonded to the Centurion project and manages take down Shego, Drakken and Duff Killigan effortlessly, just by using her thoughts.
All The News
  • Way back in "All The News", Kim gets her moment to shine as The Hero for once in a Sadistic Choice scenario when Adrena Lynn traps Ron and Brick on different rollercoaster Death Traps in an amusement park. Kim saves them both, without panicking or losing her cool even for a second!
    • She then grabs Lynn and flies off in the air, pulling off a few aerial stunts while dangling her and making her admit that she's a cowardly fake.

    Adrena: Uh, I do extreme stunts for a living. You think I'm afraid of heights?

    Kim: You fake extreme stunts! Let the world see how great you are when there's real danger!

The Twin Factor
  • The only time Ron matched his performance as good as when he was evil was probably in "The Twin Factor". Kim and Shego are both under Drakken's control, and Ron has his hands tied due to having allowed himself to be captured. In order to stall for time for the Tweebs to fix their silicon phase disrupter, Ron ran away, and Drakken orders both Shego and Kim to catch him, which they fail. Ron, with his hands tied behind his back, single handily evaded Kim and Shego working together in close quarters.
    • He freed himself from his bonds by jumping out of them while evading Shego's attacks and then using one of her plasma blasts to break them, and later knocked her back while the three of them were in close quarters on a platform by redirecting one of Kim's kicks.
  • Jim and Tim managed to build a functioning portable silicon phase disrupter, something that both Cyrus Bortel and Drakken thought to be impossible.

    Dr. Bortel: A handheld unit? It is simply not possible.
    Tim:Anything's possible-
    Jim:-for a Possible!

Monkey Ninjas in Space
  • Kim's speech to her dad and the rest of the NASA people about why she's not afraid to go into space. It's basically a long list of all the awesome thing's she's ever done, recounted in the most mundane manner possible.
  • Kim and Ron (with a little help from Frederick) vs Monkey Fist and Monkey Ninjas. Kim manages to hold off the monkeys while Ron fights Monkey Fist to a standstill.

    Season 2 

Rufus in Show
  • Falsetto Jones has the honor of being one of the few highly competent villains despite being a One-Shot Character. He ran a check on Rufus' autograph, which led him to finding out that he's a naked mole rat bought at Smarty Mart by Ron, which by association made him figure out that Kim was at his mansion. He also averted Bond Villain Stupidity, insisting on remaining present as Kim and Ron were being lowered into his death trap.
  • The climax. Chased by Falsetto Jones and his guards, Kim, Ron and Rufus try to escape the mansion by fleeing to the roof, only to find themselves on the edge facing a cliff, trapped between the sea and Falsetto's men. What does Kim do? Grab Ron and jump off without a parachute, instead changing her spysuit back into a dress and using it as an Improvised Parachute and safely gliding onto the boat waiting for them, diamond in hand.
Virtu-Ron
  • While in Everlot, Kim, Wade and Zita are held captive by the Wraithmaster while Ron is in no position or ability to do much. Suddenly the gates to the Wraithmaster's throne room get blown open, to the other players' rejoice as they recognize the actions as being those of the Tunnel Lord. The smoke clears out, revealing the mythical Tunnel Lord - Rufus. Rufus proceeds to fight the Wraithmaster, who thoroughly curb-stomped everyone else who went against him throughout the episode, and starts gaining the upper hand after disarming him.
The Fearless Ferret
  • Ron, after bumbling around as the Fearless Ferret, actually saves the day after Kim was knocked out. And not by bumbling around, but by acting like an actual Expy of Batman!
Queen Bebe
  • Kim and Rufus using their super-shoes to go into hyperspeed, save Bonnie and make short work of the Bebes.
Golden YearsExchange
  • Ron not only gets his own solo adventure, but actually showcases some genuinely impressive martial arts; fending off a hoard of monkey ninjas, kicking a tree in half with one blow, and fighting and defeating Fukushima one-on-one using his Mystical Monkey Powers.
Day of the Snowmen
  • While Kim and Ron take care of the weather machine, the Possibles stay home to protect Summer Gale and her cameraman Jake. Jake suggests throwing Summer Gale out to the snowmen, since she's the one they're after, but he's quickly corrected by the Possibles.

    Jake: I have a better plan. Let's just throw her outside and be done with it. She's the one they want!
    Mr. Possible: Now hold it right there, mister! Either you're with us, or you're with the zombie snowmen!
    Jake: There's an army of them out there! We can't win! It's impossible!
    Mr. Possible:Anything's possible for a Possible!

    • And hold the line they do. While Summer and Jake stay away from the fighting, the Possibles take out all of the snowmen that converged on the house with a shovel, mops and Jim and Tim's blaster. Only when the destroyed snowmen all merge into one giant snowman capable of resisting Jim and Tim's blaster does it become too much, but just as it reaches for them Kim reverses the effect of the weather machine, pulling back all the water that was taken from Lake Wannaweep and causing the mega snowman to melt down in the sudden heat wave.
Sitch in Time
  • A pre-K Kim throwing down Drakken, Killigan and Fist. Then her present/future self shows up. After what they did, it was so satisfying. Followed by a Heartwarming Moment when present!Kim watches her young self meet Ron.
    • Kim using her cheer leading gymnastic skills to jump through the laser beams that were accidentally activated at the vault to save the billionaire is also awesome. The music playing during this scene(LMNT's "It's Just You) makes it even better.
  • The security expert trapped in a bent-over position by the laser grid manages to type an email for help with his toes.
  • Ron destroying the stone gorilla with the laser grid.
  • When Kim first tries out for the sheer squad, Bonnie gives her a routine that "no girl can do". Kim flawlessly performs said routine which makes the other two judges cheer and Bonnie chew off her pencil in disbelief.
  • Kim decides to warp to the future to take the fight directly to Shego after growing tired of playing defense.

    Rufus 3000: But the danger to the time stream - it's impossible!
    Kim:Impossible? Check my name.

  • The future is shock full of awesome moments, the Supreme One's takeover bringing out the best in many people who stepped up in Kim and Ron's absence.
    • Jim and Tim became rebel commandos fighting against Shego's rule, being seconds-in-command to Wade as part of La Résistance. Later joined by Monique and with an army of three thousand hyper-evolved mole rat descendants of Rufus, they continued to oppose the Supreme One.
    • Meanwhile, James and Ann led the Great Lunar Migration, saving enough people that an expansive colony that could live free from the Supreme One's regime was established on the Moon.
  • Monique's entrance, blasting her way into Shego's throne room and freeing Kim from the torture machine. She follows it by dissing Shego's fashion style, to which Shego has no comeback beyond turning her throne into a turret and trying to blast them both, and then sending Drakken to attack them when Monique destroys it.

    Monique: Girlfriend, there was no way I was gonna style that look.

  • Just as Kim and Ron are about to have obedience collars strapped to them, the wall of the Attitude Adjustment Center is blown open. Jim and Tim step through with Rufus 3000 and a squad of naked mole rats, and they take down Bonnie and the drone before freeing Kim and Ron and escaping aboard the Kiminator Mk. XII. They then bring them back to their headquarters in what used to be Upperton to introduce them to their leader - Wade, who similarly has had a growth spurt.
  • Ron, after Shego made the mistake of gloating about sending his mother to Norway, goes berserk and grabs Drakken's arm and threw in into the wall - the same Drakken that had just beaten and captured Kim and Monique working together. The sight of it shocks everyone in the room and renders them speechless, and it intimidates Shego enough that she starts fleeing from Ron.

    Ron:You're the reason I'VE BEEN EATING MEATCAKES?!
    Drakken: Sit back!
    Ron grabs Drakken's wrist and makes it crack
    Drakken:Ohh.
    Drakken is sent flying across the room

Hidden Talent
  • It is revealed that Kim is really bad at singing high notes, but Ron entered her into the talent show anyway. Drakken then decides to put her into particularly elaborate trap that makes even Shego wonders if they're overdoing it: still, Kim escapes from being chained up in a solid steel box filling up with water and sinking into a bottomless pit, beats a shark and giant squid, uses that terrible high note to break the six feet of solid ice covering the pit, beats up Shego, Drakken, and all their henchmen, teleports back to her high school and rushes onstage just in time to put on a good performance, without breaking at the high notes.
    • In the same episode, while Kim has to deal with the villains, Ron stalls for time by doing a lot of different talents, until he's completely exhausted. When the winner is announced, both Bonnie and Kim expect themself to be the winner, but it turns out Ron won, because quantity beats quality!
Return To Wannaweep
  • Ron becoming a mutant beaver to take on Gil and Kim and Bonnie both teaming up to trap Gil in a giant net.
Mother's Day
  • Ann's surgical skills are put to world-saving use when she takes her surgeon's touch to rewire the train's advanced power source, rigging it to blow up the avalanche caused by Drakken. After getting captured by Drakken, she proceeds to use her laser scalpel to free herself and Kim and then uses it to rip the henchmen's clothes and capture them. And finally, realizing that the synthoplasma slime reacts to current like the electrical impulses of the brain, she manages to use the Kimmunicator to create beta waves to calm it down and make it fall asleep just as it was starting to eat Kim alive.
Triple S
  • "Triple S" was A Day in the Limelight episode of awesome for both Senior Senior Senior and Junior. For Senior? After losing his fortune to a swindler named Vinnie, he takes it upon himself to steal back what is his, using nothing but his long-dormant X-Games skills and actually out-maneuvered Kim in a sweet skydiving battle. For Junior? Pulling off an excellent last-minute Batman Gambit by pretending to pull a Heel–Face Turn and turn in his father, only to reveal to Senior that he did so he could collect on Vinnie's recently posted $2 billion reward and use it to break out Senior later, effectively retrieving their fortune from Vinnie with Kim Possible being none the wiser.
Oh Boyz
  • Ron helping Oh Boyz overcoming their egos to escape the Senior's trap.
  • The Oh Boyz confronting Roland for abandoning them and firing him as punishment. All with complete deliverance of Tranquil Fury.

    Roland: Huh? (sees the Oh Boyz standing in front of the manager's desk, glaring at him) Boys! You're back! You don't know how I've missed you! I—
    Robbie: No, I think we do, Roland.
    Dexter: That's why...
    Ryan: ...we've asked the boys upstairs...
    Nicky-Nick: ...to fire you!
    Roland: You're joking! Who could possibly take my place?
    (The manager chair swivels around to reveal...Rufus! He points to the door with a satisfied chuckle)

    Season 3 

Steal Wheels
  • Kim hacking into Drakken's Doomvee and bashing it to bits using a wireless game controller, made even cooler by the fact that she admits to totally doing it by accident.
Bonding
  • Bonded Ron and Mr Barkin rescuing bonded Bonnie and Kim from Dementor via his giant mutant dogs(which Ron controlled with his failed attempt at a squirrel call)and Kim and Bonnie both tackling Dementor via cartwheel.
Bad Boy
  • An accident with the Hench Co. Attitudinator results in Drakken's evil being implanted into Ron by accident, leaving only his good side in him and turning Ron into a villain. Ron proceeds to turn his tricycle into a plasma catapult so he can blow up his evil 7-year old cousin at his better cousin's wedding. Shego, who initially only wanted to retrieve him to turn Drakken back to normal, was so impressed that she ditched Drakken and recruited Ron. However, Ron then started pushing Shego around, which she didn't like at all, so she fired a plasma bolt at him. He casually activated a shield and remarked that he found it in Drakken's stuff and doubted that he even knew how to use it, then presses a button on his belt that opens the floor behind Shego and reveals a shark tank, remarking that sidekicks need to know their place. Ron successfully intimidates the usually unintimidatable Shego into submission as she stutters and backs off.
  • Ron under the influence of the Attitudinator was almost certainly one of the more dangerous villains of the series, in spite of his short duration. He was smart and cunning enough to have multiple plots running at once and his insight in Kim allowed him to predict how she'll act and how to deal with her, allowing him to delay her interference with his real plan. Only Drakken sneaking up behind him with the repaired Attitudinator fully put a stop to his scheme.
Showdown at the Crooked DOverdue
  • Ron has to Run the Gauntlet while searching for Kim's missing library book. In less time than it takes Kim to do one mission, he ended several villain plots. With just the Wadebot to stand in for Kim.
Team Impossible
  • And who could forget Wade in the episode where Team Impossible tries to take over the saving-the-world business. Wade tries to hack their systems, but they spike him. After crying and collapsing into a bubbling heap of worthlessness, he realizes that NOBODY SPIKES HIS SYSTEMS!!!

    Ron: Dude, you are so over.
    Dash Daman: I can take her [Kim].
    Ron: Nope.
    Rufus: Sorry.
    Dash: Do you know what I'm capable of?
    Ron: I've got a general idea.
    Dash: And?
    Ron: Dude, you are so over.
    Dash: Let's just see about that.
    (An explosion rocks the base, and Wade slowly walks out of the smoke.)
    Wade: Nobody, NOBODY SPIKES MY SYSTEM!!!
    Kim: Wade?
    Ron: Wade?In person? (to Dash) Dude, now you are so over, I don't even want to stand near you! (backs to Wade) Wow. you have really perfected the Holo-Wade.
    Wade: It's really me, Ron.
    Ron: Yeah right. If it were really you, I couldn't do this. (reaches out to touch Wade, who smacks his hand back, then walks forward, leaving Ron stuttering)
    Dash: Team Impossible is the world's greatest team of high danger operatives. We will NOT be intimidated by children.

    • What Ron's really talking about (before Wade appears) is Kim: she's pissed that they're disrupting her hero work because it cuts into their profit margins. Ron just steps back as if the fight between a pro team of "heroes" and Ms. I-Can-Do-Anything is a Foregone Conclusion. He's right.
    • And Wade defeats them with the laser system introduced in "A Sitch In Time", which Team Impossible had implemented in their base. When they end up unable to get themselves out of the situation after Wade tosses the remote across the room, Kim gets through with ease just like in her first case.
Gorilla Fist
  • The fight against the giant apes.
And the Mole Rat Will Be CGI
  • Kim, Ron and Rufus work as a team to tie Junior's chopper squadron together as he watches helplessly, forcing him to order them to land before it makes them crash. The stunt impressed nearby Hollywood producer Jimmy Blamhammer enough to make him want to produce a movie about them.
  • When Junior bursts into the theatre in Hollywood and tries to threaten Blamhammer into forcing him to be cast as the movie's villain, Blamhammer doesn't let himself be intimidated by him. Even when Junior threatens to destroy his assistance device (which contains all of his phone numbers, lunch dates and dinner dates), Blamhammer doesn't immediately give in to Junor to save it and lunges right at him before calling Heather and Quinn to help stop him. After Kim and Ron arrive, he slaps Junior's blaster out of his hand before he can shoot them and then start wrestling Junior for it while Kim and Ron take on the henchmen.
  • Kim and Ron arriving to save the day, taking down Junior's henchmen. Ron's performance in particular inspired Quinn, which leads to him swooping in to knock Junior's blaster out of his hands with a backflip kick just as he was about to shoot the two. No wires needed.
  • Blamhammer's attention to detail when building his movie sets is impressive, down to a piece of gum partially clogging the fully functional water fountain allowing Ron to redirect a jet of water onto one of Junior's henchmen.

    So The Drama 

See Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama

    Season 4 

  • Heck, the whole final season is this. Definitely not your average Post-Script Season. Leading up to probably the best series finale of the 2000s.
Ill Suited
  • The first seconds of the season four opener. When demand for a Post-Script Season brought it on the writers responded with this.
  • After Dementor puts on Kim's battlesuit, Rufus uses his magnetic device to control him and make him hit himself.
The Big Job
  • Ron saving Martin Smarty from Shego by pulling her into the gator pit completely by accident.
Trading Faces
  • Jim and Tim really prove their worth in this episode as they quickly figure out that Camille is a shape-shifter and is actually the one pulling the robberies, Kim is impressed enough that she sticks up for them and insists they stay at Middleton High as opposed to moving to another school.
Car Alarm
  • The Tweebs get a particularly awesome moment. Throughout the episode, they had been forcing Kim to be their personal driver (or "Car Monkey", as they put it) in exchange for fixing up her new car. But when Motor Ed and Shego steal an experimental rocket that Dr. Possible had been working on and attach it to Motor Ed's monster truck, the Tweebs, in retaliation, upgrade Kim's car so it will be fast enough to catch up to him and take him down.

    Jim: Take us home.
    Kim: Okay, that is it! I know I signed that stupid contract of yours, but right now, I have to stop Motor Ed!
    Tim: Not in this, you're not.
    Kim:What?
    Jim: We have to supercharge the engines!
    Tim: Nobody blows our doors off!
    Kim: (smirks)
    Jim:This... ispersonal.

The Cupid Effect
  • Wade coming over personally with Kim and Ron (with Monique along for the ride) to stop the Seniors' plan.
Mad Dogs and Aliens
  • Warmonga's first appearance. She defeats Shego and Kim consecutively and Kim's wearing the battlesuit.
  • When Warmonga has Kim knocked down, Drakken brags about how much better she is then Shego, who then gets angry, breaks out of restraints and attacks Warmonga saying that taking Kim down is her job. She then contacts Ron via the communicator and comes up with a plan to get rid of Warmonga by making her think the "Great Blue" is on Pluto.
  • Kim using the stealth mode of her battlesuit to regain the upper hand against Warmonga so she can steal Warmonga's staff and use it against her and then using the staff to destroy the Oxygen sucking machine.
Grande Size Me
  • Jim and Tim using the transducer to turn Drakken's hovercraft into feathers.
  • Mutant Ron effortlessly defeating all the villains chasing Kim.
Big BotherFashion Victim
  • Monique using her fashion skills to take on the Fashionistas.
Odds Man In
  • Ron overcoming his fear and paranoia to rescue Kim and Wade.
Stop Team Go
  • The attitudinator ends up in the hands of a Team Go villain, she turns Shego good and the rest of Team Go evil. That's not the crowning moment of awesome; the crowning moment of awesome is all Ron's when he's turned evil again.

    Kim: Not again...
    Hego: What happened to him?
    Shego: I think he's evil now.
    Hego: Oh. How bad can that be?
    Shego: You'dbesurprised.

    • He then proceeds to single-handedly pummel Team Go (all of whom have superpowers), proceeds to take the attitudinator from the villain, beat her up too, and notes offhandedly that she's a lousy villain and she should have turned Kim evil first. He almost does it too.
    • He doesn't just take on the Wego clones with ease. He becomes a complete third party in the entire fight. Attacking both good and bad sides in an epic ballet of masterful monkey kung-fu. It took Kim and Electronique working together to finally zap him back.
    • Same episode, we get a glimpse of how good Team Go is when Shego gets her brothers in their act. For most of the episode, Electronique was rather sure of her victory, even when after a round with Evil Ron. The moment she realizes the entire Team Go is good again, she is in Oh, Crap! mode. Three seconds later, a villain who could hold her own against Evil Ron had completely ceased resisting or escaping. Three. Seconds. Flat.

    Hego: Step aside, son! Team Go is back!
    Electronique:Eep.

  • Kim knocked Hego's head through a wall. He was using his Super Strength powers at the time, but she didn't even make use of his momentum because he had already halted his charge when she jumped on him, and so the strength of her leap was enough to propel the much larger and muscular Top-Heavy Guy Hego into the wall.
Cap'n Drakken
  • Kim and Drakken have a very short swordfight aboard Blackeye's flagship(with Monique also getting in on the action).

    Drakken: Aye, ye think yer all that, lass. But nay! 'Tis not so!

Mathter and Fervent
  • The following exchange between Mr. Barkin and Ron about Mr. Stoppable. Doubles as Funny Moment.

    Mr. Barkin: Interesting report you handed in there, Stoppable... Your dad, A.K.A. "hero", is a member of the Middleton Search and Rescue?
    Ron: Yep.
    Mr. Barkin: Also volunteers at the local fire department?
    Ron: Affirmative.
    Mr. Barkin: And while in the confines of a certain Infinity Dome, he can convert pure mathematical thought into blasts of energy that fires out of his skull?!
    Ron: Yeah, it's an actuary thing.
    Mr. Barkin: I see... (Beat) YOUR DAD ROCKS!! A+!!

  • Speaking of which, when Mr. Stoppable steps up to fight the Mathter:

    Mr. Stoppable: I'm no hero. I'm Actuary of the Year.
    [one epic battle later]
    Mathter:(beaten) How... How were you ever able to calculate my every move?
    Mr. Stoppable: It was easy. I did the math.

Oh no! Yono!
  • Hana defeating Monkey Fist and the Yono by using the Flippy Dance.
Clean Slate
  • During the Traintop Battle with Drakken, Kim jumps back into the train, confusing Drakken as she doesn't usually retreat. She pops out of the hatch behind him and snatches the mind control serum from his hands.

    Drakken: Ha! That's right, run! ...I don't think I remember her running away.
    Kim:(Coming out from the hatch behind) Neither do I. (She knocks the mind control serum from his hands and catches it)I remember winning!

Homecoming Upset
  • Ron scores a touchdown and Barkin tells him he would have played it differently. However, he then adds that the results were excellent. This is a far cry from the days when Barkin mocked Ron as "small and weak" and "frequently saved by a girl."
  • Monique shutting Bonnie up by pointing out that Kim's now the one dating the star of the football team.
  • Similar to the above, Ron snarking at Bonnie throughout the second half of the episode. It shows how much his confidence has grown over the course of the series that, after three-and-a-half seasons of taking crap from her, he finally gives back as good as he gets.
  • When Kim sees Bonnie kissing Ron, she immediately gets pissed at Bonnie and calls her out, reducing Bonnie to tears.
Larry's Birthday
  • Larry was pretty awesome for the whole episode, first with showing that he's far more competent then Dementor at being a villain(whilst thinking the whole thing is an RPG)and then pulling a last-minute double-cross(scenario 19) on him to save Kim and Ron and using Kim's battlesuit against Dementor.
Graduation
  • Drakken's crowning moment. The flower vines ROCK.

    Kim: That is one tough mutant flower!
    Drakken: Ha ha ha! I should've "gone green" years ago!

  • Ron's CMOA was in the last episode when Ron finally threw away the Coward part of Lovable Coward and used his Monkey Kung Fu skills to kick Warhok's ass in a way that's worthy of a Dragon Ball episode. Then he powered up with his Mystical Monkey powers and, there's just no other way to say it, went Super Saiyan. The ensuing battle battle against Warhok and Warmonga tookless than a minute as he threw them both into their own exploding spaceship. It was so CMOA that Kim (and Shego) were literally left speechless.
  • As small as it is, Bonniefinally getting what she deserves when she's told by Barkin that she will not be graduating for skipping her classes, meaning she'll have to take summer school to fully finish high school. Her reaction is just one to finally be happy about after spending the entire show being an Alpha Bitch.

    Other 

  • In the crossover episode of Kim Possible and Lilo & Stitch: The Series, it is revealed that Rufus is an experiment that is so dangerous that Jumba spends most of the episode trying to catch it so it wouldn't destroy the Earth. Turns out he got the wrong Rufus, but wouldn't it have been awesome if that were canon?
  • The opening theme. The intro to the both the first three seasons and season 4.
  • Any time Kim and Shego go one on one...it's awesome! Sometimes has shades of CMOF with their hilarious back and forth witty banter.
  • On a meta-level, the fact that the fandom was able to get Disney to uncancel the show for a fourth season.
  • With Rufus being a Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer for the first promo of the live-action film, many people were worried that Disney was adapting him out. Disney responded by releasing this video, assuring them that they haven't forgotten about everyone's favorite hairless rodent.
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Kim Possible Movie: So the Dramais a feature film based on the animated series Kim Possible.

After Bonnie Rockwaller points out that she's literally the only member of the Middleton High-cheerleading squad without a date for their upcoming high school prom, Kim Possible realizes that her crime-fighting lifestyle has been a major factor in preventing her from maintaining a steady romantic relationship with a boy, and that the closest she has to one is her best friend/sidekick, Ron Stoppable.

That is, until a new guy shows up, Eric. They quickly start dating, and Kim plans on going to the prom with him, while Ron is left to deal with the new struggle of emotions he has found through Kim's new relationship. Meanwhile, Drakken has been plotting a diabolical plan, that goes beyond anything he's done previously.

Originally, this movie served as the series finale, ending with Ron and Kim finally becoming an Official Couple, before theshow was renewedfor a fourth season, where they defied Status Quo Is God by entering a relationship.


This movie provides examples of the following tropes:

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    #-C 

  • 10-Minute Retirement: After Eric (Synthodrone #901) reveals his true nature and captures her, Kim gives up, until Ron snaps her out of it by declaring his feelings for her.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: Kim's battlesuit. When the show was Un-Canceled, the writers had to find reasons to minimizeKim's use of the suit.
  • Air-Vent Passageway: When Kim and Ron infiltrate the Bermuda Triangle resort, they sneak in through the air vents. While Kim sneaks in through the ladies' room, Ron and Rufus end up falling out of the vent when the former misfires Kim's lipstick laser.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Drakken's Diablo robots trashed the Possible household and Wade's bedroom.
  • Ambiguous Syntax: When Rufus jumps down to Kim's backpack to cut Kim and Ron free, Ron tells him to 'use the lipstick'. Rufus then comes out with cherry covered lips, and Kim tells him to use the other lipstick (the laser one).
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: Much to the surprise of Kim, Ron, and Bonnie, everyone at the prom, including the janitor, celebrated when Kim and Ron became a couple.
  • Animation Bump: Unlike the cartoon and the previous movie, this movie is in CGI for the action sequences.
  • Attack! Attack... Retreat! Retreat!: At the end of the montage where kids around the world are running out of Bueno Nacho with their new Li'l Diablos, the kids in Nome, Alaska rush back in because it's so cold.
  • Bad Liar: When Ron was accidentally roped into a poker game, one of the other players caught on that he had bluffing tells: no eye contact, touching the face, shallow breath. Those same symptoms showed up again when Ron was telling Kim that he was okay with her dating Eric.
  • Balloon Belly: Happens to Rufus twice.
    • First, He appears fat after eating all the Pizza.
    • Later, after Ron tells Kim that Eric can't come up to the treehouse because they are already pushing the weight limit, Rufus has a big belly when he is about to eat a nacho chip and puts it down.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In addition to Kim's usual outfits, Shego gets in on it with her casino dress.
  • Batman Gambit: The last stages of Drakken's plan relied on him predicting Kim's actions. He fully expected her to figure out how to shut down his Diablo army signal, and knew that holding Eric hostage and telling her to surrender if she wants to see him alive again would only make her rush straight for him - all according to plan.

    Shego: She's coming.
    Drakken:Of course she is.

  • Batman Grabs a Gun: Discussed when Kim and Ron are about to storm the Bueno Nacho Headquarters and Ron pulls something out of her backpack that looks like a gun. It's actually a toy that Wade modified into an Electromagnetic Scrambler to shut down Drakken's systems.

    Ron: KP, since when are you packing?

  • Battle in the Rain: The final fight scene was fought while raining.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Rufus shows he doesn't take kindly to being dissed. As Ron said before Eric paid the piper for calling Rufus gross, "The little dude holds a grudge".
    • After Drakken's scheme is thwarted, Ron makes it clear that he considers messing with Bueno Nacho to be Serious Business:

    Ron:(To Drakken) Taking over the world is one thing, but you ruined Bueno Nacho! You're gonna pay!

  • The Big Damn Kiss: Kim and Ron's First Kiss as an official couple at the end of the movie.
  • Big Damn Movie: Featuring Drakken's greatest world domination scheme and a Relationship Upgrade fans have been clamoring for is more than enough to make the film qualify.
  • Black Comedy Burst: During the scene where Drakken and Shego observe the many projects Drakken is working on, one assistant who is in charge of a mutant squid project ends up being dragged into its tank by it, while another assistant loses control of a Death Ray as it fires in every direction.
  • Bloodless Carnage: Averted in two occasions. Shego slashes Kim across the arm during their last fight, leaving three deep-red wounds, and there's a suspicious looking red blotch on Shego's cheek in her final appearance on the news.
  • Bookends: A lot of the plot points in So The Drama echo the first aired episode ("Crush").
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: At one point, Eric uses Kim's "Jinx! You owe me a soda", Catchphrase on her, much to Ron's ire.

    Ron: Hey, get in line. You know, she owes me a soda from before she even met you. No soda for you.

  • Broad Strokes: At a Q&A fans asked the creators questions about So The Drama asking why Bonnie wasn't portrayed more sympathetically after "Bonded", and why Kim is objecting to the idea of taking Ron to the Prom because of "The Rules" after saying that there were no rules in "Grudge Match". They responded that the movie was originally written as a cap to the first season in the event they didn't get any more episodes, and made very few changes to the script so as to welcome new viewers and prevent Continuity Lock-Out.
  • Call-Back:
  • Catch and Return: The battlesuit can not only shield against Shego's Hand Blast, but also capture the energy to toss back at her.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: At the beginning of the movie, Ron got a couple of Nakasumi's shareholders to do his homework for him as a way of thanking him for helping save Nakasumi from Shego. However, he ends up losing it when Rufus pulls his ripcord, causing it go flying everywhere, much to Kim's amusement.
  • Chekhov's Armory:
    • All the "experiments" in Drakken's lair play a larger role at various points in the movie. The most important of it all being Drakken researching the "teen scene".
    • This also applies to Nakasumi's doodles and the project James was working on at the beginning of the movie.
    • Jim and Tim's miniature rockets end up playing a crucial part in the climax.
    • The lipstick laser that was shown during the Bermuda Triangle scene is used by Rufus in the climax to get Kim and Ron free.
  • Clothing Damage: During the battle with the Diablos, the hem of Kim's dress is fried, much to her chagrin. However, it doesn't stop her from wearing it back to the prom with Ron.

    Kim: Do you know how much babysitting I had to do to pay for this dress?

  • Co-Dragons: Synthodrone 901 takes place as one of Drakken's Co-Dragons with Shego for the endgame.
  • Coincidental Broadcast: Just as Kim's parents were about to chew her out for being out all night, she turns on the television where Tricia Lebrowksi was doing a report of her saving Nakasumi.
  • Completely Unnecessary Translator: Miss Kyoko for Nakasumi. Who wouldn’t want to whisper to a pretty girl all the time?
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Among the pictures on the Possibles’ wall are photos of Kim’s Nana, her Cousin Joss, and Kim when she was in Pre-K.
    • Ron's time at Camp Wannaweep is mentioned again.
    • The incident where Kim locked braces with Walter Nelson is mentioned again. Apparently, Ron’s mother was the one to drive them to the orthodontist.
    • Ron mentions the long-time crush that Kim had on Josh Mankey.
    • James Possible calling Drakken by his real name, Drew, when he attempts to kidnap him.
    • The Deej at the Prom had appeared in "Golden Years" and "Rappin' Drakken".

    D-I 

  • Dance of Romance: The final scene of the movie where Kim and Ron dance to "Could It Be," leading up to their First Kiss. Fandom also considers it a Convenient Slow Dance as Kim and Ron just happened to be dancing to a song that fit the circumstances.
  • Darker and Edgier: As the name of the movie implies, it is much more dramatic and action-packed than the original series. Blood is actually shown in two scenes, and it contains the first instance where a character is Killed Off for Real.
  • Defiant Captive: After Dr. James Possible mocks him to his face again, Drakken notes how often it happens for a captured Possible to make fun of him despite the circumstances.

    Drakken: Why is it every Possible I capture feels the need to give me lip?!

  • Department of Redundancy Department: When Drakken comments that his newest Death Ray is killer, Ron comments that the phrase was redundant.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Kim comes close to crossing it after she realizes how Eric played her, until Ron talks her down from it.
  • Disney Villain Death: The original version of the climax had Shego seemingly killed off by Kim. Test audiences were horrified, so the scene is still in there but a scene was added showing that Shego survivedbeing kicked into a building, electrocuted, and the building collapsing on top of her.
  • Distressed Dude: Subverted with Eric.
  • Don't Say Such Stupid Things!: After Eric is revealed to be a synthodrone and he and Shego capture Kim and Ron, Kim despairs and Ron tries to bring her around:

    Ron: So, what's the plan?
    Kim: (Devastated) Ron, I... I got nothin'.
    Ron: That'smyline, and what's worse, that's quitter talk!
    Kim: Drakken finally won. I should have stuck to baby-sitting.
    Ron: All right, KP, this pity fiesta is over. Drakken has not won. He played you. Now it's payback time.

  • Dress Hits Floor: Well, a wetsuit. Pretty hot for Disney.
  • Embarrassing Password: While Big Daddy Brotherson isn't embarrassed by how childish his password sounds, Drakken did look uncomfortable for a moment before saying "Neener".
  • Epic Fail: Bonnie decides to humiliate Kim in front of everyone with the fact that Kim's dating Ron. Then everyone cheers at that announcement.
  • Everyone Can See It: You almost get the impression that everyone (save Bonnie) cheering when Ron and Kim show up at the dance together was a celebration of something they'd all been waiting to see. Even the janitor was cheering. Even Bonnie, though she was only waiting on it to mock them, said "It finally happened" when they walked in hand in hand.
  • Evil All Along: Eric. To a lesser extent, Bueno Nacho Assistant Manager Lars.
  • Exact Words: Eric wasn't kidding when he said his mission was to take Kim to the prom.
  • Eye Twitch: Ron and Rufus experience one when they learn that Naco Night has been cancelled.
  • Face Palm:
    • Kim does this with both hands when Ron not-so-subtly tries to convince Nakasumi's shareholders that his toy business isn't so easy.
    • Rufus and Ned do this when Ron turns out to be having a fit over the bendy straws instead of suspecting something evil was happening at Bueno Nacho.
  • Faked Kidnapping: Eric and Shego stage a kidnapping to lure Kim into their trap.
  • Finale Movie: The movie was originally intended to be the end of Kim Possible, but instead became a Series Fauxnale due to Disney being successfully petitioned to renew the show for more episodes.
  • Finger Muzzle: Kim does it to Eric when he tries to stop her from leaving the prom with Ron. Ron mocks Eric by doing it too, which only annoys Eric.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Might be unintentional, but when Kim is calling her mom, she notes that "I'm gonna end up with Ron!" note  Of course, when she says this, it's treated as the worst thing ever, but it's probably safe to say she no longer feels that way.
    • Drakken saying he recently acquired a company followed closely by a montage of Bueno Nacho selling Li'l Diablo (i.e the toy design that Drakken stole from Nakasumi) gives a very strong hint of who's behind the new changes at Bueno Nacho. Heck, the Bueno Nacho logo can even be seen in the montage Shego is looking at, albeit when the viewer would normally be paying attention to the dialogue.
    • If everything about Bueno Nacho's new manager Lars didn't already create suspicion, viewers will also find him to be familiar from somewhere.
    • There are a few subtle hints as to Eric's true nature:
      • Ricky Ullman (Eric) is included under John DiMaggio (Drakken) and Nicole Sullivan (Shego) in the intro credits, rather than being included with Christy Carlson Romano (Kim) and Will Friedle (Ron), or Nancy Cartwright (Rufus), Tahj Mowry (Wade) and Raven (Monique).
      • Eric's motorbike, shown for a few seconds, uses the same color scheme as Drakken's synthodrones.
      • Eric is shown to have sharp reflexes during the scene with Jim and Tim and their rockets.
      • Despite not even recognizing Kim for who she is upon first meeting her and appearing somewhat unaware of the details of her "saving the world" business, he immediately knows that Wade is the one who communicates with Kim through the Kimmunicator when he tries to call her at the prom.
      • Eric spends the moment at the prom where Kim talks with Wade about Dr. Drakken and the Lil' Diablos glaring angrily, several times at Ron, in retrospect identifying him as the Spanner in the Works that is about to ruin the masquerade he spent the entire prom working to uphold.
      • Drakken has a framed picture of Eric and Kim together, which makes much more sense after Eric reveals he's a synthodrone.
  • Frying Pan of Doom: When Jim and Tim's rockets come flying into the kitchen, Kim swats them down with a frying pan, much to Jim and Tim's chagrin.
  • Gaslighting: Eric uses this as a tactic to distract Kim during Prom, by making her ignore Wade, and trying (but failing) to stop her from investigating the Diablo Toys with Ron.
  • Given Name Reveal: After three seasons of obscurity, Kim's father's name is revealed to be James Timothy Possible. Kim's mother's name would be revealed in the second series finale.
  • Going Native: Stevens, the head of Drakken's teenage wasteland research project, ended up getting absorbed into the lifestyle.

    Drakken: Stevens! Progress report!

    Stevens: Whaddup, Dr. Dee-Diggity-Dog?

    Drakken: We've lost Stevens.

  • Harmless Electrocution: Averted. Shego first appears to come through the Disney Villain Death moment described above with only minor superficial damage to her clothes, hair, and dignity. But when everyone at school is watching the news, Shego's shown bleeding from the side of the head before they're loaded into the police van.
  • Head Turned Backwards: During the climatic fight, Ron delivered an upper kick to Erik. Due to being a synthodrone, it caused his head to rotate. Erik simply twisted his head back the other way, to Ron and Rufus's disturbance.
  • Headbutt of Love: Kim and Ron do this at the prom just before The Big Damn Kiss.
  • He Knows Too Much: Lars tries to get rid of Ron with the Lil' Diablos after Wade patched Ron through into the Bueno Nacho CEO private line at his request and they discover that Dr. Drakken has taken over the company.
  • Heroic Resolve: After being humiliated and beaten, Kim was about to throw in the towel, until Ron confessed how he felt about her, which renewed her resolve to stop Drakken.
  • Holding Hands: Kim and Ron arrive at the prom like this, which clues Bonnie to the fact that they're dating.
  • I Don't Want to Ruin Our Friendship: One of the reasons Ron originally decides not to go through with telling Kim about his feelings for her was the fear that if she rejected him, it would destroy their friendship. In the end, he decides to anyway.
  • I Have Your Wife: A variant. Dr. Drakken uses Eric as a hostage to lure Kim into a trap which is sprung when Eric reveals his true nature and tasers her.
  • I'm Melting!: This happens to synthodrones when their exoskins are punctured, similar to what happened to the clones Drakken created in "Kimitation Nation". This was the fate of Eric after Rufus bit his leg, though it actually looks like he shriveled up to nothing after his synthogoo drained out.
  • Ironic Echo:
    • In the first episode of the series, "Crush", Drakken taunts Kim by saying "You should have stuck to babysitting!" After Eric's betrayal leads Kim to the edge of the Despair Event Horizon, Kim curses herself with "I should have stuck to babysitting."
    • When Shego fights Kim during the climax, she opens up with the line, "You know what I really hate?". During their final fight, Kim spits this back at Shego.
  • Irony: Drakken says it word-for-word when he discovers his old college roommate James Possible has the cybertronic technology he's after.
  • It's All About Me: Bonnie's attitude over dating Brick Flagg. It got to the point that she had no problem causing the cheer squad's pyramid to collapse to answer her phone, even accusing Kim of having an ego problem for getting on her over it.
  • It's Personal: Ron really doesn't like when you mess with Bueno Nacho as Drakken finds out at the end of the movie.

    Drakken: You can't be serious!
    Ron: Note serious face.

    • Also, the exchange leading up to the moment described above:

      Kim:Do you know what I really hate?
      Shego: That your date melted?
      Kim: Nah. You.
      (Kim kicks Shego off the roof into the signal tower)

  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Initially, Ron decides to let Kim go and be happy with Eric. He decides to confess his feelings after Eric's true colors are revealed.

    K-M 

  • Keystone Army: Neutralizing Drakken's broadcast tower causes the Diablos to revert into harmless toy form.
  • Killer RobotDolls: The Li'l Diablos.
  • Kinda Busy Here: The opening scene features Team Possible thwarting Shego's attempt to kidnap Nakasumi. During the action, Kim takes a call from Monique and exchanges some school gossip.
  • Knight of Cerebus:
    • Drakken is definitely played for a far more serious threat than any of his other appearances.
    • Synthodrone 901 is an even darker villain despite being a creation of Drakken. He's a smug Jerk with a Heart of Jerk who poses as a 17-year-old named Eric, and wins Kim's heart, but then manipulates her during prom, and fakes a kidnapping to bait her into a trap, and takes pleasures in torturing her, physically and emotionally.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: A literal example. During the card game when Ron throws all his chips into the pot, one of the players think that's a sign that Ron has a winning hand and folds. Ironically, Ron's hand is junk, having even the joker.
  • Last-Minute Hookup: Kim and Ron in the final moments of the movie, with the Post-Script Season showing them dating.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: At the end of the montage of kids around the world running out of Bueno Nacho with their new Li'l Diablos, the kids in Alaska immediately rush back into the restaurant because it was cold outside.
  • The Last Straw: The final change at Bueno Nacho that pushes Ron to his Rage Breaking Point is, amusingly enough, the removal of the bendy straws.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: According to James, he's been working the Hephaestus Project for the last three years. That is how long the show originally ran before received a Post-Script Season.
  • Literal-Minded: When Ron screams at Lars "This is the last straw!", Lars replies "No, we have more in the back!".
  • Literally Falling in Love: A variation at the end. When Kim and Ron are at the Prom and too nervous to make a move, Rufus jumps out of Ron's pocket and shoves the two close to each other to get them to start dancing.
  • Lock-and-Load Montage: After learning that Drakken supposedly kidnapped Eric, an angry Kim immediately busts out and suits up in her new, experimental battle suit.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: When Kim and Eric met for the first time, Ron sensed that a loop was forming that he wasn't in.
  • Love Epiphany: Happens for both Kim and Ron. Whilst Ron's is hard to pinpoint exactly note  Ron mentions to Rufus in his room that the "something" between him and Kim has "been there a long time" , his jealousy over Kim and Eric is very apparent. Kim's occurs towards the end, when, after feeling defeated and broken over being tricked by Drakken, as well as the possibility that she'll never find the right guy for her, Ron comes clean.

    Kim: You really think there's a guy out there for me?
    Ron: Out there... in here...
    Kim:(realizing what he's saying) O-Oh... Really?

  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": Just as Mr. Possible finishes explaining that the Hephaestus Project needs a command signal to function, the extremely loud radar signal from Bueno Nacho's taco sign starts emanating. Cue a Beat as the implications click in everyone's heads, and then Kim and her dad move Jim and Tim away from the Li'l Diablos seconds before they turn into giant cybertronic killer robots.
  • Meaningful Name: Dr. James Possible's project is called the Hephaestus Project, which is a project that when sold to the board of directors was described as being "living metal". Hephaestus was the Greek god of fire, metalworking, stone masonry, forges and the art of sculpture.
  • Mind Probe: Drakken develops a Brain Tap Machine that he planned to use on Nakasumi to get a toy design, but was unable to because Shego failed to capture him (but thanks to her getting his coat, he still got one). However, he got a second chance to use it when he captured Dr. Possible for his Hephaestus Project knowledge. Unlike his previous mind reading devices, this one worked, with the added effect of giving James short term memory loss.
  • Minor Crime Reveals Major Plot: The movie begins with Drakken attempting to kidnap toy magnate Nakasumi, which is considerably small time compared to his other crimes. However, it then leads up to Drakken's greatest attempt to take over the world.
  • Missing Mission Control: Due to Wade also having a Li'l Diablo, he was having the same problem as Kim and Ron when the command signal in Middleton went live.
  • Mistaken for Afterlife: After getting clotheslined by Shego and 901/Eric, Ron wakes up to an eyeful of Mexican-themed items, prompting him to ask "Is this heaven?". Turns out that he and Kim are just tied up in Bueno Nacho Headquaters' warehouse.
  • Moment Killer:

    Kim: You Tweebs!

    • Kim and Ron were having a moment when Ron was finally confessing his feelings to Kim, when Rufus appeared causing Ron's confession to go "Guys like...Rufus?". Luckily, this results in a "Eureka!" Moment where Kim realizes Rufus can get them free.
  • Mook Maker: Drakken apparently developed technology that enabled him to make synthetic minions called synthodrones. This turned out to be a Chekhov's Gun when he used it to create Eric.
  • My Way or the Highway: Big Daddy Brotherson makes it clear to Drakken that if he wants information, he'll have to play his 'silly games'.

    N-R 

  • Near-Villain Victory: Drakken gets much closer to his goal of global domination than he ever did before, or ever would again.
  • Neon Sign Hideout: Drakken's lair in the Alps had a not-so-inconspicuous sign in from that said 'Secret Lair'.
  • No Fourth Wall: The movie's final shot is of the school's que board saying "The End", with it meant to be the end of the series.
  • No Guy Wants an Amazon: Kim actually believes this is the reason she doesn't have a boyfriend yet, and her explanation is the page quote.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Apparently, Drakken has used synthodrones before. According to Shego, their fighting skills were improving and they might actually win in a fair fight, meaning that Drakken's past uses of them have been failures.
    • It seems Ron once mistook one of Kim's gadgets for nail polish and nearly melted his fingers off.
    • Ron has apparently tried to get the Cafeteria Lady fired, without success.
    • Apparently, the fire department has visited the Possible household so many times that they've advised Mr. and Mrs. Possible to forbid Jim and Tim from doing anymore fusion experiments.
  • Not Hyperbole: When Ron tells Kim that Eric can't come up into the treehouse with them and Rufus, Kim figures that Ron's just being immature...but then Ron explains that Eric really can't come up there with them because of the treehouse's weight limit.
  • Offhand Backhand: When the sumo ninja recovered from Kim's knock out gas and sneaked up on Ron from behind, Ron accidentally did this to him while he was cheering Kim on.

    Ron: Oops. Sorry, dude. I— Wow! The Ron dawg came to play!

  • Official Couple: Kim and Ron, from So The Drama onward. Word of God is they were planned from the start, which is unsurprising. Word of God goes on to further state that if there were any doubts, their relationship from "Graduation" onwards will indeed continue and flourish and that they will be together forever.
  • Official Kiss: The last time Kim and Ron kissed, Kim was under the influence of the Moodulator, so their Big Damn Kiss at the end of the movie is the first time they kiss intentionally.
  • "Oh, Crap!" Smile: Jim and Tim flash one when their father discovers they took his J-200 rocket fuel.
  • Oh Wait, This Is My Grocery List:
    • When Drakken goes to Big Daddy Brotherson for information on the cybertronic tech he needs for his scheme, he's forced to play his 'silly games'. Afterwards, he ends up with what he thinks is a top secret code, but is really this. However, Brotherson gives him the real information he needs.
    • While going through Kim's backpack to see the gadgets Wade supplied, Ron finds what he initially thinks is a coded message. It's actually Kim's History homework.
  • Override Command: The computer pad with the Hephaestus Project data was keyed to James' voice. When James said yes to Anne's offer for coffee, not knowing he had triggered the delete request, it nearly deleted the file. James ended up using this feature to keep the data from Drakken. Or at least he tried.
  • Pet Gets the Keys: After Team Possible is captured by Drakken, Rufus retrieves Kim's laser lipstick to get them untied.
  • Panty Shot: During Kim and Shego's fight at the Bermuda Triangle, Kim not only shows this but also a lot of leg.
  • Parental Neglect: It was mentioned that during Ron's time at Camp Wannaweep, he called his mother so many times to get him out that she eventually stopped accepting them.
  • Parenthetical Swearing: Shego vents her frustration at returning empty-handed from the mission to capture Nakasumi:

    Minion: Brain Tap Machine ready for prisoner.
    Shego: There is no prisoner — go tap yourself!

  • Photographic Memory: When James nearly accidentally deleted the Hephaestus Project data, he assured Anne he had the information memorized. This became a Chekhov's Gun when he had to delete it to keep it from Drakken. Unfortunately, it came back to bite him when Drakken revealed that he had a Brain Tap Machine that he had been dying to use.
  • Popularity Food Chain: Bonnie's taunts about this to Kim is what makes her nervous about the possibility of going to the prom with Ron as Just Friends. In the end after Drakken messes with her and Ron reveals his feelings for her, she decides that the food chain doesn't matter and takes Ron to the prom as her actual date.
  • Properly Paranoid: As Kim said, Nakasumi was right when he thought he was in some kind of danger.
  • Punched Across the Room: Drakken is on the receiving end of this after he boasts about exploiting Kim's insecurities about boys and dating, and happens to do it right in front of a rather vengeful Kim.
  • Quiet Cry for Help: Ned (the previous manager of the local Bueno Nacho until one of Drakken's agents took over his job) tries to warn Ron that something is seriously wrong. Ron remains clueless until his attempt to complain to the company's CEO rings through to Dr. Drakken.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Kim pulls this off when she fights against Shego in her battlesuit. One hit sends Shego flying into a wall.
  • Relationship Revolving Door: Bonnie and Brick. As Kim puts it during a conversation with Monique:

    "How many times can two people break up and get back together?"

  • Relationship Upgrade: Kim and Ron. Carries over to the Post-Script Season.
  • Remember The New Guys: Everyone acts like they're familiar with the synthodrones, despite this being literally the only time Drakken ever used them.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: Eric (aka Synthodrone #901).
  • Robotic Reveal: "Actually here, I'm known as Synthodrone #901."
  • Romantic False Lead: Eric; Drakken WEAPONIZED the trope!
  • Rummage Sale Reject: While looking for prom dresses, Kim asks Monique if she thinks she can pull off the ugly dress she's wearing. Monique's response:

    Monique: Pull it off and throw it away! Ugh!

    S-To 

  • Say My Name: Ron to Drakken. Kim's arrival usually makes Drakken exclaim "Kim Possible!"
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Lars, Drakken's goon, yells really high pitched when he sees a Diablo robot coming at him.
  • Sealed with a Kiss: Kim and Ron, originally and again in the second finale of the series.
  • Self-Serving Memory: While talking with Kim in the treehouse, Ron recalls a time he used his slingshot to keep Arnie Custer from hurting her. Kim then reminds him what actually happened was "I had to pull him off you because you beaned him with this slingshot." Of course it's also possible that both events happened, with Ron beaming Arnie Custer to protect Kim, but Kim having to then pull Arnie off of Ron, causing it to be a Self-Serving Memory for both of them.

    Ron: We were six, okay? The details are sketchy.

  • Series Fauxnale: It was intended as the Grand Finale, but then the show was renewed for a Post-Script Season.
  • Serious Business: Ron considers Bueno Nacho getting rid of their bendy straws crossing the line.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Apparently, everyone at school besides Bonnie wanted to see Kim and Ron hook up, and even Bonnie seemed to expect it to a point, saying "It finally happened" when Kim and Ron showed up to the prom hand in hand.
    • Rufus shows his support for Kim and Ron's relationship when he pushes the two close together when they are too nervous to start dancing, followed by a scene of him and Monique watching the pair from off to the side with fond expressions.
    • When Eric comes to take Kim to the prom, Kim's mother gazes at a picture of Kim and Ron as kids. She clearly thought that Ron would be the one taking her to prom.
  • Shoulders-Up Nudity: In one of Disney's most mature moments, at one point, Kim and Monique are in dressing rooms at Club Banana, trying on prom dresses and clearly topless, with only their bare shoulder seen.
  • Shout-Out:
    • In the Action Prologue, the way the front giant claw of Shego's plane accidentally trapping the balloon strings is similar to how Batman used his Batwing to cut away Joker's balloons in the 1989 movie.
    • The art style and the music of the opening credits are also tributes to the Bond movie openings.
    • When Kim and Ron got a ride from a captain named Mr. Bailey who Kim saved from a hurricane, Kim said it wasn't like the hurricane was a perfect storm, but it was okay.
    • Drakken does Darth Vader impersonation by saying his iconicYou Have Failed Me line.
    • Ned mentioning the possibility of Bueno Nacho putting in a playground and getting a spokesclown to go with the decision to have kiddie meals with toys is a reference to McDonald's. Out of all the decisions Bueno Nacho makes in this movie, Ron's not entirely opposed to that one.
    • While shopping for dresses for the prom, Monique tells Kim she's going to be "Kimderella".
  • Spanner in the Works: True to form, Ron is the linchpin that turns the tide in the most unpredictable ways:
    • Accidentally putting on his blaster briefs instead of his rocket skates causes him to knock the ninjas out of the sky when they try to jump on Kim, and the increased weight from his sudden landing on Nakasumi and Kim breaks them out of the claw holding Nakasumi captive.
    • His overreaction to the changes at Bueno Nacho causes him to get Wade to connect him to the CEO's private phone line, learning that Drakken had become the president of the fast food chain and causing the first real cracks in Drakken's plan.
    • His increasing antagonism towards Eric leads him to realize his feelings for Kim, which is both what places Ron in the right place to learn about Drakken becoming the President of Bueno Nacho and is what breaks Kim out of her Heroic BSoD at the end.
  • Spy-Tux Reveal: After swimming ashore to Brotherson's lair, Ron strips off his scuba outfit to reveal a suit. It's not clear whether Kim does likewise or simply changes clothes while Ron looks away.
  • Squick: In-Universe instances.
    • In response to Bonnie telling her boyfriend not to shower after football practice because she likes when he 'glistens', a disgusted Kim replies "When you glisten? Could you be any sicker?"
    • After being captured and The Reveal that Eric is a synthodrone, Ron squeals in disgust at the thought of Kim kissing a synthodrone. Kim admits she never kissed him, much to Ron's relief and joy, but then she says shewantedto.
  • Suddenly Speaking: Much to Kim and Ron's surprise, Nakasumi is revealed to be fluent in English.
  • Surprisingly Functional Toys: While on Nakasumi's jet back home, Ron and Rufus play with a remote control car, with Rufus in the driver seat.

    Ron: Rufus, I'm supposed to steer! Oh, come on!

  • Tacky Tuxedo: When Kim and Ron infiltrate "The Bermuda Triangle", which has a dress code, Ron brings a baby blue tux that once belonged to his dad for his prom and has never been worn. He dons the same tux when he decides to go to the prom and confess his feelings for Kim before backing out, and again when Kim takes him to the prom as her date at the end.
  • Tempting Fate: Dr. James Possible assures everyone not to worry, the Hephaestus project technology isn't a threat because it can't work without a command signal. The command signal is immediately turned on.
  • Tentacled Terror: Towards the beginning, one of Drakken's assistants is seen working on a mutant squid project, which ends up grabbing him and dragging him into its tank. When Drakken abducts Kim's father, he has him dangling over the squid's tank, requiring Kim to save him.
  • That Man Is Dead: Invoked by Drakken when he tells James that he is no longer the man he knew in college (i.e Drew Lipsky).
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: In-universe example; Bueno Nacho goes under new management (courtesy of Dr. Drakken), and Ron gets upset over every change made to the restaurant. His Nostalgia Filter especially reaches its limit when the bendy straws are gone. Well, at least Drakken keeps it operational. Shego destroyed it in "A Sitch In Time".
  • This Is Unforgivable!:
    • Eric really paid the price for making a nasty crack about Rufus.
    • Ron felt this way to Drakken for ruining Bueno Nacho, saying it was even worse than taking over the world.
  • Three Lines, Some Waiting: The film entailed three plot lines: Drakken's mysterious new scheme for taking over the world, Kim dealing with trying to find a date for the prom which leads to her meeting Eric, and Ron dealing with the recent changes that Bueno Nacho is undergoing. All three plotlines end up intersecting.
  • Too Good to Be True: Towards the climax, Kim makes a painful discovery that this was the case regarding Eric, who completely filled the checklist for her idea of the perfect guy, only for her to realize that he was a fake synthodrone all along, designed by Drakken to manipulate her heart. When she wakes up after being electrocuted by him, the first thing she does is ask herself why she couldn't see that he was a fake from the beginning.

    Tr-V 

  • Trailers Always Spoil:
  • Tranquil Fury:
  • Transforming Mecha: The Li'l Diablos, when Drakken triggers them.
  • Ultimate Job Security: When Ron and Eric were having lunch, Ron mentioned to Eric you can not get the Cafeteria Lady fired.
  • Unfinished, Untested, Used Anyway: After getting Drakken's ultimatum demanding that she surrender to save Eric, Kim puts on the battlesuit:

    Wade: Kim, the battlesuit is still just experimental.
    Kim: It's about to get a road test.

  • Unspoken Plan Guarantee: Dr. Drakken keeps Shego in the dark about his plan to test whether it's clever enough to finally defeat Kim.

    Drakken: If you can't figure it out, she can't figure it out. And that means...
    Shego:(impressed) ...You just might win.

  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Mr. and Mrs. Possible aren't even shocked at the sight of Jim and Tim's rockets flying around the kitchen, calmly moving out of the way without looking.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: After the Diablo plot is foiled and Eric is destroyed, Drakken and Shego attempt to do this, only to be stopped by Ron and Kim respectively. While Ron forced Drakken a Say My Name moment, Shego experienced a Disney Villain Death.
  • Vocal Dissonance: When Kim and Ron first encounter the sumo ninja at the beginning of the movie, his voice was deep and booming. However, due to receiving a nasty Wedgie from Ron during the fight, when they encounter him again at BN Headquarters during the climax, his voice is squeaky, to the point that Kim and Ron couldn't help but snicker. Ron even lampshades by telling him not to talk so not to ruin his mystique. Doubles since Kevin Michael Richardson does both the deep voice and the high squeaky voice!

    W-Y 

  • Wall Run: During the opening prologue, Shego tries to slam Kim into a large neon billboard to get rid of her. Kim ends up skating over the billboard on her rocket skates, causing the billboard to explode.
  • Waving Signs Around: To get Naco Night back, Ron tries to circulate a petition. This plotline is only shown for one scene.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: One good puncture can drain the goo out of a synthodrone, destroying it.
  • Wham Line:
    • The identity of the genius scientist who finally cracked the mystery behind cybertronic technology, and Drakken's next target.

    Big Daddy Brotherson: Ah, cybertronics. Some of the most brilliant minds on the planet struggle with its challenges.
    Drakken: Well surely someone has cracked it!
    Big Daddy Brotherson: Indeed, one genius has done just that. Doctor James Timothy Possible.

    • The reveal of the new Bueno Nacho CEO.

    Drakken: Hola, Bueno Nacho. El Presidente speaking.

    • When Kim finally arrives to save Eric from Drakken.

    Kim:Eric. (she hugs him)
    Eric: Actually, here, I'm known as Synthodrone Number 901.

  • Wham Shot: Not in the movie itself, but rather the first promo commercial, when it showed Kim dancing at the Prom with Ron.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?:
    • The petition Ron tried to circulate in order to get Naco Night back was not seen again after its initial scene.
    • The whereabouts of the Diablos that hid after chasing Ron was never revealed.
  • When the Clock Strikes Twelve: Except for in Middleton, Drakken launches his Diablo army at the stroke of midnight.
  • Why We Can't Have Nice Things: After Shego terminates one of his synthodrones, Drakken makes this comment:

    "Shego! Must you always break my toys?!"

  • Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: Kim's eyes go wide and liquid with betrayal as Eric reveals he's both a Jerk with a Heart of JerkBastard Boyfriend, and on Drakken's side, then they go tiny in pain as she's tasered.
  • Woman Scorned: After the Robotic Reveal and realizing that Drakken played with her heart, Kim becomes much more violent towards him and Shego for their involvement in it. She punches Drakken straight in the face the moment she sees him, and since she's already fought against Shego numerous times, the last fight between them ends with Kim telling Shego she actually hates her and kicks her straight into the satellite tower, which collapses and takes Kim's longtime rival down with it. Kim tries to keep her cool both times, but yeah, it's a really, really bad idea to mess with Kim's heart.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Drakken pulled two of these in the movie. First, when he kidnapped Kim's father to lure her into a trap, it wouldn't have mattered if they escaped as he already got the cybertronic technology he needed from James' brain. The second one was to activate the Diablos in Middleton to distract Kim while Shego went to the prom and pretend to capture Eric, then have Eric taser her in case Shego lost.
  • You Have Failed Me: Subverted. Drakken drops Shego into a squad of attacking synthodrones after she returns without capturing Nakasumi. It turns out that he's just conducting a test of their combat ability and being a bit obnoxious.

    Shego: Okay, sport. Why are you all, (imitates Drakken's voice) "You have failed me for the last time!" Are you kidding me with that?

  • You're Insane!: Drakken's reaction when James deletes the Hephaestus Project file, calling him 'mad'.

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Kim Possible Season 4 Episode 69 The Cupid Effect

Film / Kim Possible

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To save the world, fight as hard as Possible.

Kim Possible is the third Disney Channel Original Movie based off of the animated series of the same name, and the first Live-Action Adaptation of the series.

The film's plot follows Kim and her best friend Ron at the start of their first year of high school. Kim's first day is awful, but it gets better when she befriends a girl named Athena, whose day was even worse. Athena turns out to be a huge Kim Possible fangirl and Kim finds herself greatly enjoying her company. That is until she lets Athena tag along on a mission with her and Ron, where the rookie quickly eclipses Kim herself, leaving our heroine completely unsure of her identity if she isn't the best at everything. Meanwhile Dr. Drakken, recently broken out of prison by loyal henchwoman Shego, is putting together a new plan to gain whatever special "spark" Kim has that makes the teenager such a formidable opponent.

Sadie Stanley plays Kim while Sean Giambrone plays Ron Stoppable. Other series staples such as Dr. Drakken (Todd Stashwick), Shego (Taylor Ortega), Bonnie (Erika Tham), Kim's mom Dr. Ann Possible (Alyson Hannigan) and Wade (Issac Ryan Brown) also appear.

It came out on February 15, 2019. Here is the trailer .


Kim Possible provides examples of:

  • Abusive Parent: Drakken created Athena, and considering he was going to eighty-six her after her abilities are transferred into him, he's not getting any "father of the year" awards any time soon.
  • Action Prologue: The film opens with Kim and Ron saving a scientist from the evil Professor Dementor.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness:
    • Kim's father James looks noticeably more youthful.
    • Wade looks a little less heavyset compared with his animated model.
    • Kim's grandmother is much younger looking.
  • Adaptational Backstory Change: The film has Ron finding an already-adult Rufus in a lab, rather than Ron buying an infant Rufus at Smarty Mart when he was younger.
  • Adaptational Badass: Kim's mother Ann is a competent fighter in this continuity, and even joins her daughter (alongside Nana) on her mission to save Athena.
  • Adaptational Dye-Job: Ron's hair is a more dirty blonde than bright yellow in the show.
  • Adaptational Modesty:
    • Kim's mission outfit more resembles her season 4 redesign than her original one. She doesn't bare her midriff. Kim's original outfit is depicted in her closet as a Mythology Gag, but Kim doesn't wear it on-screen.
    • Kim being on the cheerleading squad has been replaced with Kim being on the girl's soccer team. As a result, there are no cheerleading outfits outside of the intro (as a reference to the cartoon).
    • Speaking of cheerleading and the intro, Kim's cheerleader outfit also doesn't bare her midriff.
    • The No Dress Code issue of the original series is changed by depicting the high schoolers more covered up.
  • Adaptational Personality Change:
    • Mr. Barkin lacks the more serious and commanding aspects of his personality from the cartoon.
    • Drakken's character is played more seriously and less campy.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: Shego's ability to shoot green energy from her hands has been retooled. According to the cartoon, it's an inherent superpower she gained from a comet. In the movie, she emits energy blasts from devices worn on her wrists. This is actually a return to the original character concept — supplemental materials dating to the first season state that her powers come from her gloves, but this was never mentioned in any episode.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Mr. Barkin is more goofy than his cartoon counterpart.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job:
    • Kim's hair is a darker shade of red than in the cartoon.
    • Ron's hair also goes from straight and blond to curly and a darker shade of brownish-blond.
    • Drakken and Shego do not have their unusual skin colors. Instead, Drakken has some bright blue veins on his face.
    • Kim's mother Ann has longer hair than in the cartoon, while her father James has lighter brown hair. Tim and Jim are both blond instead of brunet.
    • Nana Possible has long, red hair instead of short, grey hair.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The film explains that Rufus's intelligence is the result of a genetic experiment that made him far more sentient than the average mole rat.
  • Adapted Out:
    • The Kimmunicator has been replaced with a necklace that shows holographic videos.
    • Kim's friend Monique also doesn't appear.
  • Age Lift:
    • In the cartoon, Bonnie and Kim are the same age. The film makes Bonnie a sophomore while Kim is a freshman.
    • Kim's grandmother isn't as old as she is in the cartoon.
  • All-Loving Hero: Even after Athena reveals herself to have been manipulating Kim the whole time, Kim still thinks of her as a friend and refuses to leave her behind in Drakken's lair until she has no other choice.
  • Alternate Continuity: The film is doing it's own thing and doesn't follow the cartoon note for note. For example, in the cartoon Ron had Rufus since childhood and brought him at a pet store. Here, he finds Rufus in a lab and rather then just be intelligent for the sake of being a Team Pet, it's due to experiments done on him. Another is Kim and Bonnie's relationship, in the cartoon, they're heated rivals on the cheer squad. Here, they're more friendly rivals in that regard.
  • Always Someone Better: The main plot of the film. Kim befriends a girl named Athena and then invites her along on a mission. Athena then proves to be better than Kim in every way, which really gets under Kim's skin.
  • Amazon Brigade: Drakken's henchmen are replaced by "hench-women" in this film.
  • Becoming the Mask: Athena was supposed to help destroy Kim from the inside out, but she ended up genuinely befriending her.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: Athena's guesses for what Kim helped Poppy Blu in the past include ninjas, robots, and ninja robots.
  • Canon Foreigner: Athena is a new character who befriends Kim and Ron and is eventually invited to join them on missions.
  • Character Exaggeration: Ron Stoppable was always an awkward, geeky weirdo but his weirdness gets amplified by 1000x in this movie. For example, he wants to grow up to be a dog. The cartoon Ron wouldn't have been THAT weird.
  • Composite Character: Athena is a combination of Monique (Kim's Token Black friend) and Eric (an android created by Drakken to infiltrate and disrupts Kim's life).
  • Continuity Reboot: Takes the base mythology of the show as gospel, but focuses on a Kim before the animated series (freshmen year of high school), and doesn't particularly care about it being a prequel thanks to the differences in aesthetics. There are a few distinct changes, such as Kim trying out for soccer rather than cheerleading and a few events that occurred during her high-school years in the cartoon (Team Possible's first conflict with Drakken and Shego, Señor Senior Senior becoming a villain) established as having happened before her first day of high school.
  • Demoted to Extra: James, Jim and Tim Possible generally are just there to give hints at Kim's home life, though they do end up with some indirect contributions in the 3rd act.
  • Embarrassing Superpower: When Professor Dementor tests the dissolving slime, he is initially jubilant... until the stuff turns pink and sparkly.

    Professor Dementor: I cannot take over ze vorld vith ze pink und ze sparkles! Everybody will make ze fun!

  • Escape Pod: Both Dementor and Drakken included one for quick escape in case the lair gets blown up. Dementor's gets hacked by Wade to deliver him to the police.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Shego questions why Kim would be so determined to save Athena after learning that Athena has been lying to her since the moment they met.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Kim is so relieved to find Athena alive and guilt-ridden over the way she treated her that she doesn't notice that Athena isn't being held prisoner.
  • Foreshadowing: When meeting Poppy Blu for the first time, Athena Squees like a fangirl and claims to have loved her music for years, despite having previously acted like she'd never heard of her. An early hint that she's not being completely honest with Kim.
  • Fountain of Youth: When the transfer device gets damaged, Drakken gets reverted into a preteen.
  • Freshman Fears: Kim is going into her Freshman year. She has no fears at first but suffers a horrible and humiliating first day. Her subsequent experience is not much better as she is outshone at every turn. But it ultimately works out.
  • Frothy Mugs of Water: Lampshaded by Shego. Drakken celebrates beating Kim by drinking milk. Shego sarcastically remarks "Never let it be said you don't know how to party, Dr. D". (She does however take one celebratory drink of it moments later) Drakken is then shown "hungover" with several bottles of milk scattered about.
  • The Ghost: Duff Killigan is mentioned once by Drakken, but doesn't actually make an appearance.
  • Grade Skipper:
    • Like in the cartoon, Wade earned a college degree in spite of being a kid.
    • Invoked as a cover-up for child!Drakken during The Stinger when he starts attending Middleton High.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Despite Athena being created to gain Kim's trust and then betray her, she genuinely befriends Kim to the point of revealing her artificial nature and urging Kim to escape before Drakken can spring his trap. After she is recovered from the wreckage of Drakken's lair and reassembled, she is purged of Drakken's "evil programming".
  • Informed Species: Rufus is stylized as he is in the cartoon, making him look even less like an actual naked mole rat. He just looks like a deformed, hairless fancy rat.
  • Instant Costume Change: Kim steps away for a moment and returns in her mission outfit. Later, her mother and grandmother do the same.

    Ron:Are you ever going to tell me how you do that?

  • Jerkass Ball: As Athena defeated Shego on her first mission with Kim and Ron, Kim starts becoming jealous. Not just the mission, but how everybody at school shows affection to her about it.
  • Just Between You and Me: After capturing Team Possible in an array of energy beams, Drakken can't resist gloating:

    Drakken: That forcefield is 100% inescapable. Why? Because the off switch is all the way up there!
    (He indicates a Big Red Button mounted high on the wall)
    Shego:(annoyed) Don't tell them where it is!

  • Kid Hero: The film stars two teenage superheroes. More specifically, they just started high school.
  • Kidnapped Scientist: The Action Prologue shows Kim and Ron rescuing one from Professor Dementor.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Mr. Barkin. At one point, Athena and Kim show up late for class, and Athena gets him to let it slide by claiming to have been helping out at a cat shelter.
  • Luck-Based Search Technique: Kim asks Wade to find a way to blow up Dementor's lair and destroy the slime. Before she can finish asking the question, Ron leans on the Big Red Button to trigger the Self-Destruct Mechanism.
  • Lyric Video: The theme song has an official lyric video.
  • Meaningful Name: Athena's name comes from the Greek goddess of wisdom, but her other title was as the god of strategic warfare. A perfect title considering she was built as a living weapon to undermine Kim.
  • The Mole: Athena is not as innocent as she initially seems. She's actually a cybernetic humanoid created by Drakken to befriend and surpass Kim Possible.
  • Movie Superheroes Wear Black: Professor Dementor has an all-black costume. In the cartoon, only his mask, pants, and buttons were black.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Athena’s mission gear resembles Kim’s season 4 attire.
    • The season 1-3 opening sequence is recreated into live-action pretty closely.
    • Kim's more famous mission outfit does make an appearance briefly. Kim for her part said she stopped wearing it over and over as it felt "a bit cartoonish".
    • Kim asks Bonnie about cheerleading practice, only for Bonnie to say that Middleton High is "a soccer school".
    • Athena turning out to be a cybernetic humanoid is similar to the main twist of Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama, where Eric turns out to be a Synthodrone.
    • Shego casually reading a magazine or filing her nails while Dr. Drakken schemes is taken straight from the cartoon.
    • The school sign with its punny notices is back.
    • Duff Killigan and Señor Senior, Sr. are name-dropped.
    • There's a shot of Kim walking in on Ron and Athena talking at Bueno Nachos that matches a shot in "Stop Team Go!" where Ron walks in on Kim and Shego in a similar situation.
    • Drakken's skin briefly glows blue during the transfer process.
    • A quick scene before the ending shows Kim dodging a bunch of lasers like in A Sitch in Time.
    • The Stinger scene of child-Drakken going to Kim's school intent on bringing her down resembles one of his schemes from "A Sitch in Time". He researches teen slang in an attempt to blend in better, echoing his occasional attempts to sound "hip" in the cartoon.
    • Aside from the intro, the cartoon's running gag about Ron losing his pants is said to have happened during the first day of a previous school year.
  • Nerdy Nasalness: Ron is given a more nasally voice than he has in the cartoon. He's a nerdy Unlucky Everydude in a Cool Kid-and-Loser Friendship with Kim.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: When Athena wonders what Kim did to make Poppy Blu grateful to her, her guesses include ninjas, robots, and ninja robots.
  • Noodle Incident: In spite of what happened during their first day of high school, Ron says it's the best school year first day ever. Kim mentions Ron losing his pants during a past year's first day but the viewers are given no clues about other years.
  • Once More, with Clarity!: When Kim discovered the truth about Athena some of Athena’s most important scenes are played again showing that she was manipulating Kim the whole time.
  • Pride: Kim's big issue going through the movie that as a well to do, determined, successful crime fighter, she shouldn't be surpassed in anything, and once her ego gets bruised in various ways, it starts effecting her ability to perform.
  • Powers as Programs: Drakken's plan is based on this, using Athena to absorb Kim's skills and abilities and then transferring them from Athena into him.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation:
    • In the cartoon, Drakken and Shego have blue and green skin respectively. The film downplays these features to a minimum, with Shego sporting some green makeup and Drakken bearing blue veins on the sides of his face. The co-director explains that these veins are the result of a past experiment that went horribly awry.
    • While Rufus still retains his intelligence, he's no longer capable of speech. Instead, he makes animalistic squeaking sounds.
  • Race Lift:
    • Possibly Bonnie, who was Ambiguously Brown in the series. She is potrayed here by Erika Tham, who is of mixed ancestry, but is Chinese-Malaysian on her mother's side.
    • Ditto for the Ambiguously Brown Professor Dementor, who is clearly Caucasian in the film. This is justified, since both versions are played by Patton Oswalt.
  • Raised Hand of Survival: After Athena is caught in an explosion, Rufus spots a hand and leads Kim to it. It's just her detached hand. However, it turns out that her head and apparently the rest of her cybernetic body survived sufficiently intact to be recovered and re-assembled.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Athena gives a massive one to Kim about how bad a friend was when she began to surpass her.
  • Recycled Plot: Drakken's scheme involves sending a highly advanced android to befriend Kim at school before eventually turning on her. This is strangely similar to what happened in the So the Drama movie in the original animated series, although at least Bueno Nacho still has bendy straws this time. The difference is that unlike the android in STD, the one in this movie became the mask and performed a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Remake Cameo: Christy Carlson Romano, who played Kim in the original series, plays Poppy Blu, a larger than life pop star who gives a ride to one of her missions.
  • Rewatch Bonus: Once you learn Athena is an android created by Drakken, it casts her in a new light.
  • Running Gag: Kim repeatedly has to get to "the other end of the school" to get to class on time or deliver a large heavy bin of soccer equipment.
  • Sequel Hook: The final scene has a de-aged Drakken enroll at Middleton High and plot his next scheme against Kim.
  • Setting Update: From the 2000s to the late 2010s. The technology has advanced, with Wade using more holograms than before.
  • Shoddy Knockoff Product: Drakken takes one look at the power source Shego purchased online, declares it to be a useless "cheap knockoff", and sends Shego to go get the real thing.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Ron suggests the slime scientist use his slime on "the occasional kids' award show," referring to the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and their green slime.
    • Kim calls her grandmother and mother "Team Golden Girls", which gets her mother mad at her.
    • During one of the times the Middleton High sign is seen, it announces a procrastinators' meeting being postponed. The same gag was previously used in an episode of the series (as seen on the current Different in Every Episode page image), and also in a Family Guy episode.
  • The Stinger: As the credits begin to roll, the de-aged Drakken is shown enrolling in Kim's school as a student who's been skipping school, with Shego posing as his mom. As he enters the school, he plots his revenge on Kim and laughs maniacally, hinting at a sequel.
  • Stock Scream: That old standby, the Wilhelm Scream, comes with the henchman who goes off the scaffold and lands on Professor Dementor.
  • Supervillain Lair: Played with. Drakken grouses about the lair Shego set up while he was stuck in prison (irritating her with his complete lack of appreciation for her efforts), comparing it unfavorably to what he used to have and to pictures of Duff Killigan's and Señor Senior Senior's much more impressive hideouts.
  • Tainted Veins: Dr. Drakken has sickly blue veins on his neck, as opposed to his blue skin in the cartoon.
  • Teens Are Short: Kim and Athena are both only around shoulder height with Shego.
  • Uplifted Animal: Rufus in this version is a genetically engineered mole rat that scientists experimented on to make him smarter before Ron discovered him.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Drakken and Shego bring with them a pack of "hench-women" for the abduction of Athena. They're not seen or mentioned again after that.
  • Wham Line

    Athena: would you two stop arguing i was just trying to get your attention. and a little credit after all i befriended Kim i surpassed her in every single way, and I broke her just like you asked me to.

  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Kim and Ron get trapped in a tank with an electric eel. As it turns out, Kim has a terrible fear of electric eels.
  • You Don't Look Like You:
    • Mr. Barkin's design is completely different. He's bald, fatter, and has a mustache. Mr. Barkin in the cartoon is younger, has brown hair, is muscular, and is clean-shaven.
    • Ron has curly brown hair instead of straight blond hair, lacks his freckles, and wears different clothes than in the cartoon.

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Ron "breaking up" with Kim;

Ron: OK look, we've known each other a long time. We're a great team but...
[Moodulator switches Kim's mood to "happy"]
Kim: Haha! Team! [laughs] Yeah, you said "team".
Ron: Heh, yeah... Earth to KP! "Team" is not funny. Being serious here. Dating could complicate things —
[Moodulator switches Kim's mood to "serious"]
Kim: Things should never be complicated.
Ron: Well, that's what I thought. That's why I think we should —
[Moodulator switches Kim's mood to "upset"]
Kim: (sniff) You're breaking up with me?
Ron: Yes. NO! Well... yeah. But, y'know, don't get upset.
Kim: Oh I knew it! I knew it! I knew it! I...
[Kim runs off crying]
Ron: No, come back! Your dad'sgonna put mein a black hole!

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Main Continuity:
  • Team PossibleClick to Expand. Kimberly Ann "Kim" Possible, Ron Stoppable, Rufus, Wade Load
  • VillainsClick to Expand. Dr. Drakken, Shego, Professor Dementor, Monkey Fist, Señor Senior Senior, Señor Senior Junior, DNAmy, Duff Killigan, Motor Ed, Synthodrone #901, Warhok and Warmonga, Camille Leon, Gill, Frugal Lucre, Hank Perkins, Jack Hench, The Bebes, Adrena Lynn, The Jackal, The Wraithmaster, Falsetto Jones, Vincent Wheeler, Gemini, Chester Yapsby, The Yono
  • Kim's FamilyClick to Expand. James Possible, Anne Possible, Jim and Tim Possible, Nana Possible, Slim Possible, Joss Possible, Cousin Larry, Aunt June
  • Middleton High SchoolClick to Expand. Bonnie Rockwaller, Mr. Steven Barkin, Monique, Tara, Josh Mankey, Brick Flagg, Zita Flores, Felix Renton
  • OthersClick to Expand. Mr. and Mrs. Stoppable, Hana Stoppable, Sensei, Yori, Team Impossible, Dr. Betty Director, Team Go, Connie and Lonnie Rockwaller, Mrs. Rockwaller, Mrs. Lipsky, "Big Daddy" Brotherson, Cyrus Bortel, Coco Banana
  • AncestorsClick to Expand. Miriam "Mim" Possible, Jonathan "Jon" Stoppable, Wayne, Bartholomew Lipsky, Miss Go, Chief Barkin, Professor Demenz

Live-Action Continuity:

  • Kim Possible 2019Click to Expand. Kim Possible, Ron Stoppable, Wade, Rufus, Athena, Dr. Drakken, Shego, Professor Dementor

Alternative Title(s):Kim Possible Movie So The Drama

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    Kim Possible 

Kimberly Ann "Kim" Possible

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Voiced by:Christy Carlson Romano and Dakota Fanning (Preschool Kim)

The titular protagonist; Kim Possible is just your average, everyday girl who happens to save the world on a daily basis. With a grab-bag of gadgets, and her cheerleader training, she'll thwart any villain's maniacal plot, at any time, and any place. However, no doomsday machine or baddie can compare to her biggest and most important struggle; surviving high school.


  • 10-Minute Retirement: Goes through one at the end of So The Drama after it was revealed that Eric was a synthodrone. It took Ron giving her a pep talk and confessing his love for her to get back in the fight.
  • Academic Athlete: She excels in various sports and athletic activities, and also gets good grades in school.
  • The Ace: The head cheerleader, straight-A student, involved in every extracurricular activity you can think of and a heroic Action Girl. This all provides much contrast with Ron. The series isn't shy about showing what this sort of person would be like in real life: extremely stubborn and a perfectionist.
  • Action Girl: Beats up super-villains for kicks, using only her cheerleading skills.
  • Action Girlfriend: To Ron. If it weren't for her, he'd probably spend most of his time at Bueno Nacho.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • Ron calls her "KP."
    • Her father calls her "Kimmie-Cub".
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Subverted. In one episode, appropriately titled "Bad Boy", she admits to Ron that she likes the Troubled, but Cute type. She forgets this idea later in the series when she actually starts dating Ron, a dorky, clumsy, goofy but Nice Guy.
  • Amnesiac Lover: In "Clean Slate". She soon remembers that Ron is her best friend, but finds it laughably unlikely that they were dating.
  • Animal Motifs: According to the Animology, Kim represents a fox, specifically a blue fox.
  • Animorphism: In "The Full Monkey", she's turned into a monkey after accidentally bonding with the Amulet of the Monkey King.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Though she finds her antagonistic brothers an incredibly annoying headache due to their tendency to tease and make fun of her, she does care a lot about them and has gone out of her way to save them, even if it meant putting her own life on the line.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a cute teenager who is a cheerleader and can kick ass when someone close to her is in danger.
  • Badass Normal: During So The Drama and any time she fights someone with superpowers, such as her frequent battles with Shego, her generally mopping the floor with Team Go in Stop Team Go, and even going toe to toe with an ancient monster for a few seconds before he kicked his magic in on her.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Did this with every outfit she had at the start of the series (yes, BOTH of them!), but gradually started doing it less and less until by the end of the series she had stopped completely. The final midriff-baring outfit to go was her mission outfit pictured above. An entire episode was dedicated to her finding a new one. During the last moments of the Grand Finale, she was shown wearing a final midriff-exposing outfit.
  • Badass in Distress: She was often bound up by the villains which may also referred to Designated Victim. She can usually be rescued by herself.
  • Battle Couple: With Ron in the final season. They discuss dates during missions.
  • Berserk Button: In "Two to Tutor" she did not at all appreciate being called "little missy", getting an Affectionate Gesture to the Head and being dismissed by Granny Crockett and her Texan security chief.
  • Big Sister Instinct: No matter how much her brothers annoy her, Kim will risk her own life to protect them.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's a polite and helpful person who dedicates part of her life to saving the world and helping her community. However, woe to those who manage to get on her worst side.
  • Book Smart: Kim is a straight-A student, while also being a popular cheerleader and an athletic superheroine. Her nerdy sidekick Ron, on the other hand, is Book Dumb.
  • Buffy Speak: All the time; see catch phrase. Especially so when talking with any of the several super geniuses she knows.
  • Bully Hunter:
    • Aside from supervillain bullies she has stepped up on occasion, teaching sensitivity training (re: an ass kicking) to Ron's tormentors and beating down Drakken, Killigan, and Monkey Fist when they were tormenting Ron while transformed into children. She rejected the idea of doing the same to Bonnie, but on one occasion she's pushed to the brink of doing it, which frightens Bonnie into breaking down in tears and backing off.
    • In a significant role-reversal, Ron is the Bully Hunter when he first came to her aid when she was being bullied by a de-aged Drakken, Killigan and Monkey Fist in preschool. Ron's courage during their first meeting is heavily implied to have inspired her to be the hero that she is today.
  • Catchphrase: Several.

    "What's the sitch?"
    "No big."
    "So not the drama."
    "You rock!"
    "Spankin'!"
    "Please and thank you!"

  • Character Development:
    • Kim quickly goes from a Narcissist with a touch of Jerkass (or at the very least snark and bossiness) and your usual roulette of teen issues, to a less self-absorbed, more tolerant and compassionate young lady.
    • More specifically, at the start of the series, Kim could be arrogant, vain and self-centered (though not nearly as much as Bonnie), and was borderline spoiled when it came to fashion and shopping for clothes (see "Bueno Nacho" and "Low Budget"). She also had a bad habit of getting jealous whenever somebody (usually Ron) surpassed her at something ("Bueno Nacho", "The Ron Factor", "Two to Tutor"). Over time, Kim learns to overcome these traits and becomes a better hero all the more.
    • An example that lends itself to Costume Evolution: Kim gradually grows out of her midriff-baring phase and dresses more conservatively as time goes on, a metaphor for her learning how to be truly humble and modest.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: To a ridiculous degree considering she can go mano-a-mano with superhuman fighters like Shego and Monkey Fist. All that cheerleading and Mantis Kung Fu has made her a seriously tough girl with agility and durability far beyond any natural human. Though even as a kindergartner, she was shown to be able to move and jump higher than any normal human should.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Ron. They provide the page picture; they were in preschool when they first met and took them 12 years to become a couple.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Kim is one of the greatest examples of this trope. She put up a website to bring in odd jobs like babysitting and got into fighting supervillains too. When asked why she doesn't turn down more requests, she replied: "I'm not programmed that way."
  • Class Princess: Very popular at school, but she's too nice to be an Alpha Bitch or even a Lovable Alpha Bitch. She has no bitchy traits at all.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She didn't take it well when Ron went off with Yori, or when he started hanging out with Zita due to their mutual love of gaming... or when Tara showed him any affection. Come to think of it, even Shego trolled her for fun about flirting with Ron. The final straw was when Bonnie kissed Ron on the lips during one episode of season four. Note that all but the last one happened before she became an Official Couple with Ron.

    Kim: WHAT IS THE SITCH?!
    Ron: (desperately explaining) Hey! I was the kissee here, not the kisser!
    Kim: No kidding! It took you twelve stinkin' years to kiss me!

  • Control Freak: One of her flaws is her bossiness. Ron even lampshades it in "Sink or Swim".
  • Cool Big Sis: Technically Cool Big Cousin for Joss, who idolizes her. Kim also learns to become this to the Tweebs over time, which is especially evident in Season 4.
  • Cool Kid-and-Loser Friendship: The Cool Kid (popular overachiever) to Ron's Loser (unpopular underachiever). They eventually have a Relationship Upgrade.
  • Costume Evolution: Kim transitions out of wearing midriff-baring outfits as the series goes on, reflecting her personal growth on becoming truly humble and modest.
  • Cute Bruiser: Pretty teenage girl, cheerleader, and scourge of supervillains, for whom kicking henchman ass is a hobby.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She often makes witty remarks towards Ron and her enemies, at times she and Shego will go through Snark-to-Snark Combat.
  • Determinator: As if her last name isn't big enough a clue. Kim will never give up no matter how tough things are.
  • Dude Magnet: Many guys find her attractive. Just ask Josh, Brick, all four of the Oh Boyz and Ron.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Whenever she uses the experimental Battlesuit that Wade made for her as it grants her a wide array of capabilities such as barriers or tossing back Shego's plasma bolts. There was also the episode where Hego's Super Strength ended up being passed to her.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: Downplayed; she's never rude or abusive to him, but Kim is known to be somewhat annoyed or disappointed whenever Ron's clumsiness or cluelessness gets too much even for her patience.
  • Evil Costume Switch: In "Twin Factor" when she puts on Shego's uniform due to brainwashing.
  • Extracurricular Enthusiast: As part of her incredible-overachiever character design, Kim Possible is involved with or in charge of just about everything in Middleton High short of being a supply teacher, though most of these are merely referred to unless they're significant to the episode.
  • Experienced Protagonist: She's been out in the field since she was a pre-teen. By the time the series begins, she's already a seasoned globetrotting hero.
  • Eyepatch of Power: According to the bonus material from A Sitch in Time, she will be wearing one by the time she's in her forties.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: Kim inherited her paternal grandmother's green eyes.
  • Fiery Redhead: Though she doesn't get angry very often, she has incredible drive and passion and when angry she's difficult to calm. Ironically, Animology calls these traits blue fox.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible Sibling to Jim and Tim's Foolish. While she's saving the world, they're making anti-matter in the family garage.
  • Freaky Is Cool: Kim admits Ron is weird, but she likes that about him.
  • Free-Range Children: Kim is only a teenager, but her parents have no problem with her traveling the world and defeating evil masterminds, just as long as she doesn't go out with any boys. Still, she's somehow managed to build a global network of contacts that she's done favors for and can get a ride to anywhere on Earth.
  • Genre Savvy: She is quite familiar with all the classic villain routines. Sometimes she finds it a little dull.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She had these when she and Ron were in preschool.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She collects Cuddle Buddies and quite fond of them since she was a little girl. Her favorite is a Pandaroo she had since then (Cuddle Buddies are animal hybrid plushies.)
  • Girly Bruiser: When she's not kicking villain ass, she's at Club Banana trying on the latest in fashion, and she never leaves without lipstick handy.
  • Gleeful and Grumpy Pairing: Downplayed. Kim isn't overtly grumpy, but she can be easily frustrated, and is very competitive, especially compared to Ron's easy going Gleeful.
  • Go-Getter Girl: She started her own odd-job website with the phrase "Kim Possible: she can do anything." Now she's a famous international heroine.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Kim tries to verbally reason with the villains...exactly once. Every other time every confrontation has come to blows.
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: Her trademark hairdryer.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Tends to get very jealous very fast, particularly over Ron. And this was before they began dating. Lampshaded:

    Monique: Someone's getting a little green-eyed...
    Kim:So? I've always had green eyes.

  • Hair Flip: Considering she has long hair, she occasionally does this. Ron once even commented that her hair was 'flippy'.
  • Humble Hero: She fights supervillains and saves the world as a hobby, but plays it down whenever she gets attention for it.
  • Iconic Outfit: Black long-sleeved crop top, gray gloves, and khaki cargo-pants. Season 4 has her change it to a purple shorter sleeves with black pants with purple streaks. However, her original mission gear is arguable more memorable. The live-action film's attire still uses its color scheme. Stephen Silver, the lead character artist, took inspiration from Butch Hartman drawing Danny Phantom 10 years later and did the same with Kim, basing it on her original mission outfit.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: Her acrobatic She-Fu skills come from being a cheerleader. Subverted since she at least knows Mantis style Kung Fu and at least fifteen other forms if her comment to Ron is accurate; the main benefit her cheerleading seems to grant her is the Combat Parkour she uses to dodge and maneuver around her opponents.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: Kim has flippy waist-length hair completely resistant to swimming, scuba-diving, skydiving, being submerged in cookie dough, or the numerous helmets she wears for safety.
  • Insufferable Genius: Tends to be boastful about her Ace qualities, but she can very well back them up. Ron occasionally pokes fun at this.
  • Jerkass Ball: Hardly one moment in the series, but in the 2019 TV movie, she develops some jealousy after Athena one-upped her in defeating Shego on her first mission.
  • Kid Hero: Naturally, being a young teenage girl who saves the world in her spare time. And she's one of the best, too.
  • Laugh of Love: She tends to do this when she's around the guys she has a crush on. She also giggled after her first kiss with Ron in "Emotion Sickness".
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Light to Shego's Dark. Kim is a model student-athlete, a loyal friend, and has a little side gig saving the world from evil (Light). Shego serves the Big Bad Drakken, is the biggest Deadpan Snarker in the series, and has long black hair (Dark).
  • Limited Social Circle: Surprisingly enough, while she's certainly popular enough around school, in the cheerleader club, and around the world, she only really hangs out with 2 people, Ron and Monique. In one episode, she's left with literally nothing to do when Ron made other plans instead of hang out with her.
  • Living Legend: Even though she doesn't get that much glory, everyone knows who she is, and most people appreciate what she does.
  • Lovable Jock: Kim's a cheerleader, but she's anything but the typically portrayed "mean and snobby" variety.
  • Love Revelation Epiphany: In So The Drama, Ron comforts her after Kim is left heartbroken by the revelation that Eric is a synthodrone. Kim asks if he really thinks there's a guy for her, and Ron says there might be one who's out there... or right there with her. Upon hearing these words, Kim begins to realize who the guy of her dreams really is.
  • Makeup Weapon: Kim has several weaponized cosmetics:
    • The "Kissy Girl" Knockout Gas from "Crush" is a tin of lipgloss that releases a potent stench strong enough to knock people out.
    • The Elastic Constricting Lipstick from "Tick-Tick-Tick" is an elastic constricting agent disguised as a lipstick that Ron accidentally uses on himself. Later on, Kim uses it more successfully to restrain some sharks in Drakken's lair.
    • The Compact Zipline, seen in "Low Budget", is a compact mirror that can shoot out a grappling hook.
    • The laser lipstick, from So The Drama, is a standard tube of lipstick that doubles as a laser-firing weapon.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to Ron's Feminine Boy. She's a relentless overachiever who knows "sixteen forms of kung fu," set herself up as an international Teen Superspy, and kicks supervillain butt. He rarely fails to back her up and has his badass moments but is an easygoing type and is much better in the kitchen than in the battlefield. We see their old Halloween costumes - Kim as a cowboy, Ron as a ballerina. Nuff said.
  • Meaningful Name: She's called Kim Possible for a reason. As said many times, she can do anything, and her family's mantra is "anything's possible for a Possible".
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is quite an attractive and popular teenager. She spends most of the series in Bare Your Midriff outfits and poses quite attractively as well. And then of course, there's the legendary Little Black Dress.
  • Naïve Everygirl: She's at her core a parody of this type; she's insecure about boys, dating, and the social order, and has very few close friends. However, she's admired by her peers, involved in every school activity, and is an international kung-fu-fighting pro-bono Action Girl.
  • Nice Girl: Kim may have traits of arrogance, vanity and has a slight habit of being bossy, but she mostly matures out of it to become genuinely more caring, tolerant and respectful.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Many of Kim's missions begin with her thanking someone for giving her and Ron a ride to the site, and being thanked in return for her help with some briefly-described crisis. Some of those double as Continuity Nods.
    • A non-mission one was her first kiss. It was back when she had braces... and the boy it was with also had braces. Somehow they got locked.

    Kim Possible: It was an embarrassing ride to the orthodontist.

  • Not So Above It All: The general theme of the show is that she's totally infallible when on a mission, but nowhere near as perfect when it comes to teenage life. She may be mostly level-headed, but there are times where she can be petty, over-competitive and a perfectionist, or even foolish.
  • Official Couple: Becomes Ron's girlfriend in the final season.
  • Opposites Attract: With Ron; serious overachiever and goofy underachiever. They balance each other out very well; on Kim's side, Ron calms her down and reminds that she doesn't always have to be perfect, and that sometimes relaxing and having fun is the best course of action.
  • Panty Shot: In the intro for the first few seasons.
  • Part-Time Hero: Most people are aware of her exploits; they're frequently recounted in the papers and on the news. She doesn't bother with a Secret Identity.
  • The Perfectionist: Part of her 'Kimmness' involves her being obsessed with getting something down exactly right.
  • Plucky Girl: Saving the world is no big. She's lost Heroic Spirit exactly once in the series, and it was during her prom night.
  • Pom-Pom Girl: Kim is the head cheerleader at her school and while she occasionally steamrolls people about fashion (such as Ron's haircut and the green jacket), she is a nice girl and never bitchy.
  • Powered Armor:
  • Protagonist Title: Her first and last name are the title of the series.
  • Pubescent Braces: As a middle schooler she was a bit gangly and wore braces. She grew into herself by high school and the braces were taken out.
  • Punny Name: "Impossible".
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Kim employs this very often with her Puppy Dog Pout.
  • Real Women Don't Wear Dresses: Generally averted. Kim can take on anyone in a fight, often appears more of a tomboy and doesn't often wear skirts or dresses outside of special occasions and cheerleading. But she's also a cheerleader, has no aversion to the colour pink, and has stereotypical teenage-girl interests - dating boys, clothes shopping, soft toys, boy bands and such.
  • Redhead In Green: Kim has red hair, and in the first three seasons she wore a green tank-top. Her original mission outfit also had dark green cargo pants.
  • Relationship Upgrade: She and Ron are just childhood friends for most of the series until they share a Big Damn Kiss in the So the Drama, thus becoming an Official Couple.
  • She-Fu: Quick and nimble to the point where very few opponents (other than Arch-Enemy Shego) can score a hit on her.
  • She's Got Legs: Especially in a cheerleading outfit or when she wears dresses (see the famous LBD).
  • Shipper on Deck: In the final episode, she teases Shego for denying she has any sort of attachment to Drakken.
  • Shoe Phone: Her gadgets are generally built to look like ordinary teenage-girl items, such as her hairdryer grapple gun, her lipstick laser, and her lip gloss knockout gas. It seems to be purely a style thing, as she doesn't bother to hide who she is.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: A green-eyed redhead. Marking her as the main character.
  • Simple Staff: Briefly in "Mad Dogs and Aliens", she used Warmonga's spear-like weapon to destroy the Doomsday Deviceof the Week.
  • Singing in the Shower: Her brothers reveal this is the reason she takes so long in the shower, much to her embarrassment.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She ultimately hooks up with Ron, her long time best friend and all around Nice Guy.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Kim inverts this trope. She usually wears a sleeveless tank top as part of her civilian outfit, but her mission outfit has a shirt with full-length sleeves. Although there have been times that she has had to engage in combat when still dressed in her everyday clothes.
  • Spirited Competitor: Kim really likes to win in any sport activities.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: While she's good at saving the world, she's not really good at asking out guys to the dance.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy:
    • Strong Girl to both her brothers's Smart Guys. She's a strong fighter who saves the world, Jim and Tim are annoying brats who are also scientific prodigies. Kim is very smart but lacks the scientific knowledge of her brothers and doesn't understand many of their terms, phrases, or inventions.
    • Strong Girl to Wade's Smart Guy. Wade is a Non-Action Guy but provides Kim with all the gadgets and information she needs to fight her foes.
  • Taken for Granite: Briefly in "Oh No Yono", courtesy of Monkey Fist's new ally, Yono.
  • Think Nothing of It: When thanked for previous acts of heroism, she responds that it was "No big."
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Bonnie's Girly Girl. While Kim isn't completely devoid of any feminine traits and is a cheerleader, she is a Teen Super Spy, knows various martial arts, plays other sports besides cheerleading, and has a wardrobe that often consists of her wearing various shirts, pants and tracksuits. Whereas Bonnie reserves her athletic prowess exclusively for cheerleading, has character traits associated with being an Alpha Bitch and is almost always seen wearing skirts, dresses and generally more feminine clothes.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Kim's a well-skilled martial artist and loves playing sports—but she's also into typical "girly girl" things like fashion and cheerleading.
  • Tranquil Fury: In So the Drama, when she comes across Drakken mocking her for her "weakness" for boys after getting over her 10-Minute Retirement. She just clenches her fist, smiles at him and doesn't even raise her voice before punching him across the room.
  • Uptight Loves Wild: Downplayed. While Kim isn't a complete stiff and Ron isn't a massive Keet, the former is a perfectionist and the latter is a go-with-the-flow type who helps her take things easy and not worry about the little things.
  • Vibrant Orange: Kim is a confident teenager with orange hair and a near unbreakable positive attitude. Her catchphrases include "I can do anything", "no big" and "so not the drama". In addition to being a superhero, Kim is also a cheerleader.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Tends to get rather protective of the boys she likes and dates—like what almost happened to Bonnie in "Homecoming Upset", DO NOT mess with Ron if you know what's good for you.
  • Vocal Evolution: Her voice starts out high-pitched as befitting of a girl in her early teens. As time goes by and Kim grows up, her voice gradually lowers.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Poster girl. She can knock out legions of mooks but freaks out in front of her crush.
  • Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: To Ron. Every season she eggs him on to do better. What that means can range from 'better haircut' to 'school work'. By the final season she switches to encouraging as graduation approaches.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: As seen in the short episode "Roachie," she's terrified of giant bugs.
  • Woman Scorned: Aside from her Moodulator-induced rage in "Emotion Sickness", she did not take it very well in So the Drama when "Eric" turned out to be a synthodrone mole planted by Drakken and Shego. After getting over her 10-Minute Retirement, she gives all three a thrashing.
  • Women Are Wiser: She's usually comes off as the more reasonable and grounded one when compared to sidekick and best friend, Ron. However, she is prone to the insecurities of a teenage girl and her A-type personality can cause problems, leaving it to Ron to balance her out.
  • Youthful Freckles: Had these as a little girl all the way up to her pre-teen years.

    Ron Stoppable 

Ronald "Ron" Stoppable

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Voiced by:Will Friedle/Harrison Fahn (Preschool Ron)

Kim's sidekick, and best friend since preschool; Ron is often dismissed by his peers as a lazy, accident-prone slacker and a coward. He also has a tendency to blow things out of proportion, and has turned making a fool out of one's self into an art form. However, despite his pants-losing antics, and fear of monkeys, he will always pull through when the chips are down and there is no one Kim trusts more in a mission.


  • Achievements in Ignorance: Once built a doomsday machine when forced to by Drakken out of a mish-mash of spare parts, which actually works somehow.
  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: Repeatedly. Kim even notes that he's prone to "big-headedness".
  • Adult Fear: He is terrified of the idea of possibly losing Hana on the chapter Oh No! Yono! and subsequently of the idea of losing Kim in the series finale.

    Ron: Look KP, I just want to keep you safe, because if you got hurt, it’s too big a loss to compute.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Ron calls Kim "KP."
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Ron is treated with a lot of disrespect by his high school peers, the only exception being Kim. Though despite that, his peers approve of his relationship with Kim (they actually cheer when they finally get together.) He loses their disrespect all together when he becomes the star running back.
  • Alone with the Psycho: In "Monkey Fist Strikes", he's trapped alone in the Fiske mansion when the archeologist reveals his true colors and the Kim with him is revealed to actually be Wade's Holo-Kim. At the same time in Larry's house, the real Kim learns that Fiske is a master of Monkey Kung Fu and puts two-and-two together.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Initially, Ron was less than enthusiastic about having a new baby sister, but quickly came to invert this trope.
  • Amazon Chaser: His major love interests are Kim and Yori. It's even lampshaded in Virtu-Ron, where Ron and his crush, Zita, are trapped in an computer game, and Zita leaps into action to rescue other players who have been captured by the Monster of the Week villain.

    Ron: Are all girls like this, or just the ones I know?

  • Animal Motifs:
    • According to the Animology, Ron represents a sloth, specifically a pink sloth.
    • Outside of Animology and a huge Irony, Ron goes on to gain significant ties with monkeys.
  • Animal Talk: Naked mole rats, mutant roaches, and monkeys.
  • Animorphism: In "Return to Wannaweep", he dives into the muck pool that re-mutated Gil and comes out as a humanoid beaver.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!:

    Ron: All right so time is running out. But I will not panic KP.
    Kim: You are panicking, aren't you?
    Ron: Totally.
    Kim: Why do you do this to yourself?
    Ron: Kim, procrastination is one of the few skills I have mastered. Oh look! TV!

  • Badass Adorable: When he gets serious he can be formidably cute.
  • Badass Driver:
  • Bad Liar: Ron is an atrocious liar. In So the Drama, he exhibited every symptom of bluffing as they were being described by the Texan poker player and when Kim confronted him about Eric, and the three times he lied to Kim ("The Fearless Ferret", "Overdue" and "Gorilla Fist") she figured out that something was wrong, such as when he started piling lies on top of each other to keep Kim from finding out about Yori and Yamanuchi due to having been sworn to secrecy about it earlier.
  • Balloon Belly: In "Animal Attraction" and "Grande Size Me" he gets bloated due to ignoring Mr. Barkin's nutritional advice.
  • Battle Couple: With Kim. He's generally the distraction until the Grand Finale, where he comes to surpass her in combat by deliberately invoking his mystical monkey power for the first time.
  • Beast Master: Ron doesn't like all animals (see Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?), but he seems to have more luck with turning them over to his side than Kim. Even the villains' attack animals respond to this.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Future Shego learned the hard way that forcing his family to move away and keep him from Kim was a very bad idea. Even worse than destroying Bueno Nacho.
    • Disrespect to Bueno Nacho in general. "Grande Size Me" has him furious that Barkin said Bueno Nacho is not something to eat everyday, so he decides to eat nothing but Bueno Nacho from then on to prove him wrong. Likewise he wasn't pleased with Drakken when he used Bueno Nacho for his evil plan in ''So the Drama", legitimately scaring the villain when he forced him to remember his name.
  • Best Friend: He is this to the titular character Kim Possible.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: There's a reason why Warmonga and Warhok are the only villains in the show explicitly confirmed to suffer Character Death.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: The boy eating 'nacos' and talking to a mole rat is not to be trifled with.
  • Be Yourself: The main theme of various of the episodes in which he stars in such as “Ron the Man” and “All the news”, coupled with his main motto Never be normal!.
  • Big Brother Instinct:
    • He's an only child for the first three seasons, but early in the fourth season, his parents adopt a baby Japanese girl named Hana. Ron at first refers to her as "the intruder", but then the "fraternal instincts kick in" and he quickly grows extremely attached to her.
    • "Oh No! Yono!" has Ron with a real fear that he might lose Hana due to her being unable to defend herself against Yono (as he was supposed to train her in martial arts, but he "couldn't get her to turn a page in a book" and nobody told Ron straight out he was to train her). However, with the "Flippie Dance" moves she learned, Hana gets enough agility and athletic training to not just beat Monkey Fist but evade Yono.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Hana. He's dedicated to teaching her everything she needs to know, even how to turn a page.
  • Big Eater: It's implied that he spends most of his pocket change at Bueno Nacho. Taken to extremes during "Grande Size Me."
  • Book Dumb: To further contrast with Kim, he's a poor student. It's played for drama in the final season when he's afraid their grade differences will mean college separation.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: "Grade Point Average: you care, I don't." Yet with a simple shift in morality he's building weather machines and doomsday devices that put Drakken's best to shame.
  • Brutal Honesty: Ron usually blurts out whatever is on his mind, so he tends to give uncomfortable or awkward truths straight without being sensitive or sparing any feelings, even (maybe even especially) Kim's - albeit because he's tactless and doesn't get why people hide things, rather than because he's trying to be direct. This becomes even more of a Running Gag after they start dating: rather than say her hair looks good after it's been wrecked by a supervillain, he's more likely to obliviously muse about how he's supposed to tell her that without actually doing it.
  • Bully Hunter: A crucial part of the backstory behind his friendship with Kim. On their first day of preschool, Kim first meets Ron when he stands up for her against some playground bullies (a de-aged Drakken, Killigan, and Monkey Fist).
  • Butt-Monkey: A Running Gag is his pants falling down or ripping, or getting lost somehow.
  • Casanova Wannabe: In "Crush", he tries to be smooth and ask out a lot of girls to the dance, but ultimately gets rejected.
  • Catchphrase:
  • Character Development: Ron grows from a useless goof loser to something of a Cloudcuckoolander who can get the job done.
  • Chick Magnet: Many girls have found him attractive. Just ask Kim, Tara, Zita, and Yori. He also had some Ship Tease with Bonnie.
  • Childhood Friend: While it's mentioned early on that Ron and Kim have known each other since early childhood, the movie A Sitch in Time actually shows their first meeting, on the first day of kindergarten. They're Platonic Life-Partners right up to So the Drama, where they undergo a Relationship Upgrade to Childhood Friend Romance.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Kim. He has been her best friend since preschool and according to a comment Kim made, it took them at least twelve years to become a couple.
  • The Chosen One: He is the Monkey Master.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Ron marches to the beat fo his own drum and generally does some very odd things. He also has exhibited several instances of The Cuckoolander Was Right where he will come up with some off-the-wall supposition about what is actually happening, which other characters will scoff at.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet:
    • He didn't realize Tara liked him until after she was dating Josh and only because Kim told him.
    • He didn't realize Yori liked him in that way until after their final meeting in the third season when she kissed him on the cheek and again, because Kim told him. He does actually question why girls aren't just more direct in telling someone they like them.
    • As for Kim herself... the way she put it was that it took him "twelve stinkin' years" just to kiss her.
  • Cool Big Bro: He was initially aloof to Hana when she first came but quickly grew to love her. He's now an attentive, caring, and supportive brother.
  • Cool Kid-and-Loser Friendship: The Loser (unpopular underachiever) to Kim's Cool Kid (popular overachiever). They eventually have a Relationship Upgrade.
  • Cool Loser: He's not stupid, he's not a klutz (outside the pants thing), and he doesn't lack in social skills. He's often confident and he knows how to hit on the ladies— they just reject him anyway. In addition, he's just as much a hero as Kim. The problem is possibly that he's rather lanky, which makes him look younger than he is (until he gets his great new hairstyle) and extremely dorky. In season 4 this is inverted as he's slides closer to Big Man on Campus after joining the school football team as the new star running back, though he still gets a lot of flak from Bonnie and Barkin (mostly the former).
  • Cowardly Lion: His fears do not stop him from helping Kim. He may be afraid for his life, but he's still going in screaming to save the world. Kim's cousin admits this as why she decides to look up to Ron after a period of looking up to Kim.
  • Cowardly Sidekick: Most of his action is running away and screaming. He even has a panic room.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Starts appearing in "Sink Or Swim," and pops up more and more often, usually shown when Kim was unavailable or incapacitated for whatever reason. In the grand finale, he saves Kim's life (and the world) by using his monkey powers, which some fans likened unto a Super Saiyan transformation.
  • Cultural Rebel: Subverted and downplayed. Ron is of Jewish descent and does partake in Hanukkah and Kosher meals, but he also loves Christmas dearly.
  • The Cutie: Cute, endearing, rarely hurts others? Yes, Ron's a rare male example of this trope.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not as much as Kim, but he has his moments. Doesn’t help that most villains make it way too easy.
  • Defence Mechanism Super Power: From the moment he got his Mystical Monkey Powers, they came and went in times of dire situations. This was lampshaded in "Team Impossible". It wasn't until the moment when Kim was in mortal danger that he achieved full control over it.
  • Deuteragonist: The second main focus after Kim.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: While under the influence of the Attitudinator, his solution to get rid of Cousin Shaun after years of pent up frustration and torment is to retool his trike into an ATV that turns into a massive plasma catapult and blast Shaun apart with it.
  • Distressed Dude: Prone to being captured a lot by villains, usually due to his association with Kim.
  • The Dreaded: Not normally, but his Superpowered Evil Side scares everyone, including the unflappable Shego. When Ron was briefly turned evil again in "Stop Team Go", cue a simultaneous Oh, Crap! from Kim and Shego, and Ron mowing down Wego clones with contemptuous ease.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Despite being an important factor to Kim’s success, he gets no recognition for helping her saving the world (not even Kim seems to receive much recognition for it) and the villains are prone to forget his name.
  • Dumb Blonde: Subverted. He's a poor student, but a natural at cooking and learned a lot about survival at camp. He was also the one to figure out that Dr. Drakken had taken over Bueno Nacho.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Was normal at first and then he gets Mystic Monkey Powers in Monkey Fist Strikes. After that he enters this area off and on until the Grand Finale where he learns to control it completely and because of that, from that point on he clearly outclasses both Kim and Shego put together in terms of combat ability.
  • Endearingly Dorky: He's a huge dork, and often an awkward and clumsy sidekick, but his loyalty to Kim and his unabashed optimism make him adorable. He's the Trope Namer for Give Geeks a Chance, as his popular and beautiful friend Kim eventually develops feelings for him. Kim admits that Ron is weird, but she likes that about him.
  • Epic Fail: More than a few.
    • Jumping fences leads to him ripping his pants. Making two such jumps without ripping his pants was a major achievement.
    • His attempts at mundane Monkey Kung Fu lead to hurting himself or losing his pants.
    • During the "Big Bother" Egg Sitting assignment, he lost "Sacky" after two hours. By the end of the episode, he's bought all of the flour at Smarty Mart and is at Sacky MCMXXXIIII(The proper way of writing it would be MCMXXXIV). He went through 1934 bags, and still got an F- because the last one was sugar.
  • Evil Costume Switch: While under the effects of the Attitudinator his skin turns blue and he starts wearing a fictional villain's costume for the rest of the episode.
  • Eviler Than Thou: While under the influence of the Attitudinator, he manages to outdo Shego, Drakken and Electronique as a villain. He proves to be more efficient at planning schemes, multitasking and using technology than Drakken, cows Shego into submission, and almost hijacks Electronique's plot while mocking her for her short-sightedness and nearly turning Kim evil twice.

    Ron: Oh, you're going about this all wrong! You're acting like an evil poser!

  • Evil Is Hammy: Hoo boy. Both times he gets turned evil by the Attitudinator, he ramps up the ham.

    "BoooyaaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"

  • Face Your Fears: A recurring theme in the show is that Ron has to confront his fears in order to aid Kim. One of the most prominent examples is with his fear of monkeys; he has to confront them when he faces off against Monkey Fist alone by absorbing the Mystic Monkey Power that Monkey Fist used on himself. Ron's fear of monkeys is still present in later episodes, but lessened over time; in The Movie, when ten-year-old Ron panics at the sight of a giant stone monkey, teenage Ron brushes it off while saying, "Dude, personal space."
  • Fatal Flaw: The moment he has any hint of popularity, he takes it too far. The best examples would be when he got a new haircut and when he briefly became a millionaire. Also, by his own admission, paranoia.
  • The Fool: Has elements of this, notably the "blundering towards success" part. Just call it The Ron Factor!

    Ron: Not dumb luck, Kim! Dumb skill!

  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Justified. Ron is the Responsible to Hana's Foolish because the latter is an infant who doesn't comprehend the dangers around her while Ron does.
  • Freudian Slip: In Overdue, when Ron searches various villain lairs for a lost book without Kim (who was stuck in library lockup at the time), Shego wonders where Kim is. Ron loudly blurts out that she isn't his girlfriend.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: In the episode "Bueno Nacho" after he is promoted to manager position at Bueno Nacho, he's forced to choose between his job or saving his friend, Kim. He chooses the latter.
  • Funny Bruce Lee Noises: Most of his attempts at martial arts (except for a few occasions when his Mystical Monkey Power comes to the fore).
  • Genre Savvy: Ron is just as aware of villain clichés as Kim. Sometimes he points out that they should have expected some of the things the villains do. When he goes evil, this carries over, making him one of the most dangerous villains in the show.
  • Gleeful and Grumpy Pairing: The relaxed Gleeful to Kim's uptight Grumpy.
  • Green-Eyed Epiphany: In So The Drama, his jealousy towards Kim and Eric's relationship is ultimately what makes him realize that he has feelings for Kim.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: While the series provides little to no instances, Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama has him oozing jealously over Kim and Eric until Eric reveals himself as a synthodrone and Ron gives his love confession to Kim.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: He eventually becomes an Official Couple with Kim, a red-head.
  • Heroic B So D: He suffers from one in episodes such as "Odds Man In" and "Graduation". In both cases, Kim being in dangersnaps him out of it.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: An interspecies example with Rufus, the mole rat that lives in his cargo pants pocket.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: His childhood was molded by him going to a run-down summer camp where he lived in an insect-infested cabin with the camp's chimp mascot, while the lake was clearly toxic and was later revealed to have mutagenic properties. There are numerous hints that his parents neglect him, but this comes out the most in his relationship with his teacher and Kim's family, which is funny until you realize he feels closer to them than he does his folks.
  • Hollywood Dateless: He's overly concerned with social rankings and considered a loser by his school peers. Yet he seems popular among girls such as Yori and Kim (the latter of whom eventually becomes his girlfriend), along with Zita, and a crush by another cheerleader.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Oddly enough, he combines with Brilliant, but Lazy. He has the potential to be something special but doesn't work nearly as hard at it as Kim. Depending on the episode one will be more prominent than the other.
  • Informed Judaism: Mentioned in show a few times, such as in "Ron the Man" (where he talks about reading from the Torah and one of the guest stars is his rabbi) but the bit about not mixing meat and dairy obviously didn't take. He's probably not that serious about his religion because he's not that serious about anything.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Especially in season 4. Ron feels like he is unworthy of dating Kim, which inspires him to step up more often.
  • In-Series Nickname: He becomes known as "Unstoppable Stoppable" in Ill-Suited, when he cheats his way onto the football team by using Kim's battlesuit. The name sticks when he begins playing honestly as the team's running-back. Due to the "mad running away skills" he acquired through years of encounters with supervillains and deathtraps, none of the other players can catch him.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Sure, as Kim's sidekick and master of Mystical Monkey Powers he regularly saves the world, but he is also a dab hand at cookery, keeps a (pink!) naked mole rat as his pet, and is obsessed with trick-or-treating (the photo of him and Kim dressed up as a princess and a cowboy... respectively) and a certain Christmas animated special.
  • Irony: Despite having a huge fear of monkeys, one of his two Animal Motifs are monkeys.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He was going to pull one of this on So the Drama if Kim had not returned his feelings and It’s heavily implied he was going to do the same in the grand finale if him and Kim hadn’t gotten into the same college.

    Ron: After graduation you're.....you're headed to the stars and ummmm...I'm stuck on earth. But I don't want to hold you back. So whatever happens, I'm okay with it.

  • Jerkass Ball:
    • "Ron Millionaire" has him winning $99 million and becoming self-absorbed.
    • "Grande Size Me" focuses on him proving his point that unhealthy foods aren't terrible, to the point where he becomes stubborn about it.
  • Keet: Downplayed. He's more of a Mellow Fellow, but can become energetic at times more so than Kim.
  • Kiddie Kid: A prime example would be the "Coach Possible" episode where, unlike most high schoolers, he doesn't mind hanging out at the local Suck E. Cheese's and is horrified when the villains steal, then redress his favorite animatronic. "PIZZAPOTAMUS!!! NOOO!!!"
  • The Lancer: Kim's second in command (out of three) and Foil.
  • Laugh of Love: He giggled when Yori kissed him on the cheek at the end of "Gorilla Fist", much to Kim's clear jealousy.
  • Leitmotif: Evil!Ron's theme is Bach's "Toccata and Fugue".
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Has his fair share of moments of this through out the series, most notably on episodes that centers around him.
  • Lovable Jock: He doesn't get the "jock" part until the last season (as the star running back), but even afterwards he still keeps his Nice GuyCloudcuckoolander personality.
  • Manly Man and Sensitive Guy: The cautious, sensitive, nerdy guy to Mr. Barkin's manly, hotheaded, military man, which becomes increasingly apparent in seasons 3 and 4, when they're partnered up more often in episodes.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine Boy to Kim's Masculine Girl. She's a relentless overachiever who knows "sixteen forms of kung fu," set herself up as an international Teen Superspy, and kicks supervillain butt. He rarely fails to back her up and has his badass moments but is an easygoing type and is much better in the kitchen than on the battlefield. We see their old Halloween costumes - Kim as a cowboy, Ron as a ballerina. Nuff said.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is a play on the words "unstoppable".
    • In season 4 he joined the football team as the running quarterback his abilities gained him the nickname "Unstoppable Stoppable".
    • His last name also ties to the prophecy of the Yono and Hana/Han: "Loving the weapon [Han] will make it unstoppable". When Hana was adopted by Ron’s family she became a Stoppable, thus making her 'Han Stoppable' which phonetically is a play on the word "Unstoppable".
    • If Kim were to marry Ron and take his last name her full name would be 'Kimberly Ann Stoppable' Aka Kim "Unstoppable".
  • Mellow Fellow: He's a generally laid back person.
  • Mighty Whitey: It's Played With a bit and surprisingly justified. He's the Mystical Monkey Master, endowed with the full powers of Monkey Kung Fu. He's also a white Jewish-American. However, the reason he is the Mystical Monkey Master is because the candidates are those who are exposed to the mystic energies of the four monkey totems, being himself, Monkey Fist and Rufus, who was in Ron's pocket. With Monkey Fist being evil and Rufus being a mole rat, that left Ron as the only viable option by default (especially since he and Rufus broke the totems during Monkey Fist's debut episode, also where the three get endowed). Furthermore, Ron goes through a lot of trouble in order to achieve what he needed to do to become said Monkey Master, including conquering his fear of monkeys so it's a good part of his Character Development. It's also parodied as the other ninjas are more skilled than him in the normal style while he always loses his pants.
  • Misplaced Retribution: More like misplaced fear. His fear of monkeys was born from having Camp Wannaweep's mascot, Bobo, as his roommate. Bobo was said by Ron to be a very violent animal that made his days even worse. However, as Kim and Monkey Fist pointed out, Bobo was a chimpanzee (an ape) and not a monkey. Ron, being Ron, fails to see the difference.
  • Nice Guy: He's friendly and doesn't hold a grudge. He's more upset that Drakken can't get his name right than all the evil plans he hatches.
  • Nice Jewish Boy: See Informed Judaism. He's both nice and Jewish, but the former is more apparent than the later.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: When Ron is turned evil he becomes exponentially more dangerous, being able to build superweapons out of household materials to mask his plans involving the other superweapons he was building at the same time. He also hacks Kim's communications to track her rather than rely on radar and figured out how to utilize numerous inventions and contraptions in Drakken's lair to his advantage even when Drakken himself couldn't use them. Even Shego is unnerved by how scarily competent Ron can be even when his ultimate goal is simply to take all of the nachos in the world, and lampshades this the next time he's turned evil in "Stop Team Go!".

    Hego: What happened to him?
    Shego: I think he's evil now.
    Hego: Oh. How bad could that be?
    Shego: You'd be surprised...
    (Ron quickly takes out dozens of Wego Twins while laughing maniacally)
    Ron: You want evil? I'll show you evil! Boo-ya-haha-ha-ha!

  • Oblivious to Love: He's not particularly observant of when females have a clear attraction to him.
  • Official Couple: Becomes Kim's boyfriend in season 4.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Ron is very chill, barely gets mad and is not prone in taking initiative, the few instances in which he became truly serious were because something he cared about was in danger, or when a Mirror Morality Machine was involved.
  • Opposites Attract: With Kim; serious overachiever and goofy underachiever. They balance each other out very well; on Ron's side, she pushes him to overcome both his fear and his laziness so he can utilize his vast potential.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Ron is a capable hand-to-hand fighter, and there are a few times he's had to save the day himself and did so just fine. However, when his teammates are Kim and Rufus, he stands out as the weaker link of the three.
  • Personality Swap: In the episode "Bad Boy" Ron is trying to conquer the world with Shego, at which he turns out to be amazingly effective. Meanwhile Drakken ends up making 'Cocomoo' and cookies for his henchmen.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: As Kim's foil he is goofy and prone to jokes.
  • Properly Paranoid: Believe it or not, some of his kooky paranoid theories are actually true.
  • Punny Name: "Unstoppable".
  • Redemption Promotion: Inverted. Both times the Attitudinator alters Ron to the Dark Side, he is extremely effective. He was even able to intimidate Shego, something which no other character in the show can do. Most notably, however, he was able to come up with a plan with the device that made Electronique's plan to turn Team Go evil to shame — by turning Kim evil. That, almost assuredly, would've been a disaster.
  • Relationship Upgrade: She and Ron are just childhood friends for most of the series until they share a Big Damn Kiss in the movie, thus becoming an Official Couple.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Attempted in So the Drama after 901 zapped Kim, afterwhich he leaped straight from the ground floor to the ledge they were on and charged straight at him. He thought Kim was "down for the count". He immediately got clotheslined by Shego before he could get close, though.
  • Running Gag:
    • His pants keep getting ripped off during missions. It was iconic enough that it helped restore Kim's memory of him at one point.
    • Drakken has a hard time remembering his name and almost all recurring villains do as well. Only the Señors, Gill, and Monkey Fist remember his name, with the Señors still failing in one occasion.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: He insists that they're "manly screams of courage."
  • Shadow Archetype: As Zorpox. Ron is most of the time a follower not a leader, with a few exceptions when the chips are down, most notably when Kim it’s not available, while as Zorpox he’s shown to like being the boss. Ron is also very clumsy, rarely showing his ability on material arts outside of very few occasions, but as Zorpox he was able to dispatch an army of Wegos in what could be a matter of seconds and according to one of Kim’s comments Ron is not very good with mechanics. But based on Drakken shown to still be skilled with technology even after being turned good, and on Shego’s remarks that Drakken was never able to build doomsday devices as Ron does. It suggests that Ron might have untapped potential on that area.
  • Sidekick: Kim's hero help. This is commented on often.
  • Sidekick Graduations Stick: It's pretty obvious that after his incredible heroics in the Grand Finale that he becomes a full-fledged partner to Kim. What makes it really amusing is that the episode in question was known as "Graduation."
  • Sidekick Song: "The Naked Mole Rap" was made up on the spot to buy time for Kim.
  • Skewed Priorities: Half the reason he’s not as effective as Kim. When he gets a thought in his head that he considers important (whether or not it actually is), he has a tendency to fixate on it at the expense of all else.
  • The Slacker: Unlike his Type A partner and best friend Kim, he is content in kicking back, lazing around and relaxing. One of the reasons it makes him like Shego, is that they both enjoy relaxing and prefer to follow their more driven partners.
  • Spanner in the Works: If there's a plan, expect Ron to ruin it, especially if you're a bad guy. This trope is lampshaded in an episode by calling it "The Ron Factor." The real cause is identified as "The Rufus Factor."
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: The fourth season was greenlighted by Ron's website so he has a lot more screentime in that season.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: The wise guy to Kim’s straight man. Kim is a grade A student and she is more focused and serious, compared to Ron who it’s completely content on getting C and is more tolerant and easy going than Kim. He also provides different crazy perspectives to Kim’s more rational way of thinking which sometimes tend to be correct.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: He's... frighteningly competent when he's evil. He can intimidate Shego into shutting up and doing as she's told.
  • Supreme Chef: Ron proves to be quite the formidable chef in the episode "Two To Tutor." He gathers so much attention for his cooking, he takes over the cafeteria duties and impresses Barkin. Too bad he got closed down when the health inspector noticed it was Rufusserving the food (though it did seem like no one else was bothered).
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Ron's main role in the team is to serve as a distraction while Kim completes the actual plan (though he also serves as a very good Spanner in the Works, much to the pain of many villains). However, whenever Camp Wannaweep is involved (which is surprisingly more often than one would expect), he rises to the occasion and tends to be more assertive. He's also got a pretty good affinity for animals.
  • This Loser Is You:
    • Played straight for three seasons; "An underachiever, a social outcast, who smells of overripe fruit." That's the Pink Sloth.
    • Inverted in Season 4; Record-Setting Running Back, Homecoming King, dating the head cheerleader. Yet Bonnie STILL thinks of him as a loser, even after she's crowned Homecoming Queen.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the Grand Finale. One could argue that it's a step up that he's been cultivating since the fourth season started (or perhaps even since he first got exposed to it). With his full mastery over his Mystical Monkey Power, it's clear he now outclasses Kim in terms of combat ability.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: He moves from Book Dumb and unmotivated in earlier seasons to several moments of Too Dumb to Live in the latter seasons. In A Sitch in Time, he was smarter as a four-year-old.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Anything served at Bueno Nacho.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He is constantly considered a fool and harmless by villains ...at least until he causes their lairs to blow up. The ones who really underestimated him and paid the price were the Alien Invaders that attacked the Earth in the Grand Finale, who planned to make Kim into a trophy. Big mistake.
  • Undying Loyalty: Devotion to his girlfriend, Kim, has pushed him out of his panic room and away from a part-time job that he loved and excelled at.
  • The Un-Favourite: Very subtly implied. It’s hinted that his mom may have wanted a girl and his parents later go and adopt a baby girl and change Ron’s room into a nursery relegating his room to the attic. And as a child he is dressed as a ballerina for Halloween and his mom gets him a cooking oven with pink gloves.
  • Unfortunate Names: It doesn't really help that his last name is "Stoppable", and he quite lives up to it. Ron can be a bit buffoonish to the point of being a Butt-Monkey. This gets brought up in Season 4.
  • Unlucky Everydude: His parents rarely seem to be around, their approach to moving to Norway or adopting a baby is to present him with the outcome, he can never get a date, he's constantly picked on and considered a loser (despite being the valued sidekickto a world-saving heroine), and is the ne'er-do-well sidekick to the main character. It's dropped in the fourth season.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom:
    • Hadn't he, at summer camp, traded his swimming time with Gil's arts and crafts time, the latter wouldn't have been so exposed to the lake's toxic water and mutated into Gill.
    • It was Ron who first suggested to Señor Senior, Senior, that he turn into villainy when he and Kim went to teach him about energy conservation after his island had unwittingly sucked up all energy from Europe, as the latter already had a fine place for a Supervillain Lair (only needing relatively small improvements) and lots of resources and time at his disposal.
  • Verbal Tic: He sometimes attaches an "-age" suffix onto certain words. "Snackage" being an example.
  • Vocal Evolution: His voice gradually becomes more high-pitched as the show goes on.
  • Villain Has a Point: While turned evil in "Stop Team Go", he rightfully points out that Electronique's priorities are skewered even as he attempts to steal the Attitudinator from her and hijack her scheme. Electronique tunnel visioned on turning all of Team Go into her evil henchpeople so much that she failed to consider Kim, Ron and Rufus as variables. After accidentally being turned evil, Ron almost pulls the rug out from under her nearly hjacks her scheme, and Kim and Rufus being the only ones not hit or targeted by the Attitudinator left them able to foil the plot and turn everyone good again.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Gender-flipped. Don't ever threaten to hurt Kim in front of him. Warhok and Warmonga found out the hard way in the finale.
  • What a Piece of Junk: His scooter has often been mocked for its low speed, but he still managed to outrun Drakken and Mr. Barkin who were driving a hovercraft and a car respectively in "Tick-Tick-Tick" as well as the army of sprinting Li'l Diablos in So the Drama, and that was before it was upgraded with Jim and Tim's rockets.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?:
    • Due to a rather traumatic experience at camp when he was young (as in being forced to share a cabin with the mascot), Ron has an intense phobia of monkeys.
    • He is also afraid of insects, spiders, mechanical horses (yes, specfically mechanical), ghosts and an admittingly very eerie garden gnome at his home.
    • Camp Wannaweep is especially this since it is where he got his monkey fear in the first place, presumably alongside the exposure to the insects, spiders and whatever problems the camp had.
  • Youthful Freckles: Less mature than Kim, who lost her own freckles over the years. Ironically, she spends more time outside while he's more likely to be inside slacking off.

    Rufus 

Rufus

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Voiced by:Nancy Cartwright

Rufus is Ron's beloved pet. Ron could only have a hairless pet on account of the fact that his dad's allergic to fur and feathers, so he purchased Rufus, a naked mole rat. He lives most of the time in either Ron's pocket or his locker at school, and was first introduced to Kim on their first major mission, where she pronounced him "gross but handy."


  • Artistic License – Animal Care: A real naked mole rat wouldn't survive in Ron's pocket, much less eat anything from a place like Bueno Nacho.
  • Badass Adorable: A rodent that assists in wiping out super villains.
  • Big Eater: He is seen multiple times snacking on food.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Truth in Television, considering that naked mole rats don't have sclera.
  • Colossus Climb: Rufus occasionally pulls this off against human targets, but the creators are careful to avoid overusing it.
  • Creepy Hairless Animal: Subverted. When Ron was looking for a hairless pet because of his father's allergies to fur, he found Rufus. His parents and Kim were freaked out by Rufus' appearance at first because Rufus was a baby at the time and looked much creepier than he would later look as an adult. Eventually, however, they began to love him and he became the Team Pet.
  • Fastball Special: Ron can throw him to high places.
  • Funny Animal: Rufus makes funny noises and shares in his owner's goofiness.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: An interspecies example with Ron. He's Ron's best male friend.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Rufus constantly alters machinery, breaks the duo out of sticky situations, and is oftentimes more composed and reasonable than his owner, which says a lot about both Rufus and Ron.
  • Ironic Name: "Rufus" is Latin for "red-haired" or "redhead". Being a naked mole rat, he doesn't have any hair.
  • Killer Rabbit: Although not a rabbit or conventionally adorable, being imbued with Mystical Monkey Power made Rufus an extremely dangerous creature despite his small size. He's demonstrated more control over it than Ron and has used it to get himself and Ron out of situations by quickly defeating their enemies.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • A Sitch in Time shows the audience that Rufus was named after Ron's imaginary friend from early childhood.
    • Out-of-universe, his name was inspired by the Rufous-beaked snake, a natural predator of the naked mole rat.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: He can be somewhat mischievous but he is a Badass Adorable pet who deeply cares for his friends and is eternally loyal to them.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: He's a naked mole rat accompanying two humans.
  • Pet Gets the Keys: Numerous times when Kim and Ron get captured, it's up to Rufus to get them free.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: How many other shows involve hairless rodents?
  • Shipper on Deck: When Ron shows interest in any girl other than Kim, or Kim shows any interest in boys other than Ron, Rufus makes a noise of disgust. Any scenes with Ron and Kim together get the animal to make an "aww" sound. He even helped them get over their nervousness of their first date by pushing them towards each other so they could dance.
  • Silent Snarker: Stares and faceplams in regards to Ron's buffoonery.
  • Speech-Impaired Animal: Clearly communicating but mostly not in English, with the periodic multi-word burst of intelligible speech.
  • Team Pet: The mascot for Team Possible.
  • UltimateGamer386: In the MMORPG Everlot, he is known as the Tunnel Lord, a quasi-mythical player of extraordinary power. Though he hasn't logged in for some time.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Kim and Ron, especially the latter, for whom he will brave any danger to assist.

    Wade Load 

Wade Load

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Voiced by:Tahj Mowry/Michael Clarke Duncan (Future Wade)

A 10-year old genius who provides Kim with all of her information, missions and gadgets. Rarely ever seen away from his computer or out of his room. Took a Level in Badass in "Sitch In Time" as an adult.


  • All There in the Manual: The only place his last name is given is in the story bible written before production began. As the bible contained a number of character details that were changed for the series, the name's canonicity is dubious.
  • Berserk Button: "Nobody, NOBODY SPIKES MY SYSTEM!"
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Wade is very loyal, likable, and helpful of his friends but nobody! Nobody messes with his systems.
  • Black and Nerdy: Is he of African descent? Check. Does he have advanced knowledge/skills in anything engineering-/physics-/computer science-related? Check.
  • Brainy Brunette: Other than Rufus, he tends to be the smartest member of Kim's team.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: It's ambiguous; he spends an awful lot of time in his room but he's also making Kim's spy gear and arranging her rides to missions. You could say he is both physically lazy and constantly busy.
  • Child Prodigy: He's graduated both high school and college at the age of ten.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Normally played for little more than Exposition and the occasional new gadget, but the Season 4 episode "The Cupid Effect" gave him some new personality traits (including his first crush!) and had him directly instigate the plot.
  • Future Badass: As mentioned, "A Sitch in Time"; he's The Leader of La Résistance and becomes a Gentle Giant. Badass enough for ya?
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He makes all of Kim and Ron's gear.
  • Geek Physiques: He's somewhat overweight, and is a Brainy BrunetteChild Prodigy.
  • Hacker Cave: Wade is usually (the first exception was in Season 3) seen in his room via webcam.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: Although it's more like "He Who Must Not Be Seen Outside His Room" until late Season 3 and some of season 4.
  • Mission Control: For Kim and Ron. He manages Kim's web site and provides information through the Kimunicator.
  • Nice Guy: Wade is a very likable, kind, and helpful kid.
  • Non-Action Guy: He typically does not directly participate on missions, though he's still very valuable to Kim and Ron nonetheless.
  • Non-Indicative Name: His last name might indicate he's The Load, but he's actually one of the most useful members on the team, with him creating various gadgets that help Kim and Ron on their missions. In addition, He's also a Child Prodigy whereas most loads are usually ditzy.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: How mad did Team Impossible spiking his system made him? Mad enough to show up and deliver payback to the perpetrators in person.
  • Precocious Crush: On Monique in "The Cupid Effect". She's several years older than him.
  • Punny Name: Change the "a" in his first name to "i", and you get Wide Load - appropriate for a chubby guy like him.
  • Running Gag: Left his room once during three seasons, even using teleoperated robots as a substitute.
  • The Smart Guy: Ten (later twelve) year old super genius who makes Kim's gear and monitors her website and arranges rides.
  • Stealth Pun: He's The Smart Guy...and he's voiced by the former lead of the series Smart Guy.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: Smart Guy to Kim's Strong Girl. Wade is a Non-Action Guy but provides Kim with all the gadgets and information she needs to fight her foes.
  • Teen Genius: Preteen genius, but the trope fits like a glove considering his science smarts.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Sitch in Time, future Wade is a Gentle Giant commando.
  • Voice with an Internet Connection: In the initial seasons he communicated with Kim through computers and the Kimunicator.
  • Younger Than They Look: Despite being ten, he looks and sounds like he's at least thirteen.
  • Youthful Freckles: The same case as Ron but more so because he rarely leaves his room.

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