is part of a series of Kim Possible
fanfics written by Adam Leigh, who goes by TempestDash on Fanfiction Dot Net
. It lies in the middle of two other stories, The Family Value
. The series is a very subtle Crossover
between KP and Bubblegum Crisis
, though the former is emphasized more.The Family Value
is told in the form of Shego's diary as she discovers the truth about Team Go and the mysterious VersaGene corporation that has been their benefactor ever since the incident that created them. What she learns puts that incident, as well as how she sees the world, in a whole new light, and starts her down the road to villainy.Disappearing Doctor
begins with Drakken being kidnapped by a mysterious figure. His mother goes looking for him, posting a hit on Kim's website in addition to coercing Shego into helping. This forces Kim and Shego into an uneasy partnership, and things only get stranger as they work with Global Justice to uncover a conspiracy that goes back forty years. The story ends on something of a dark note, but leaves plenty of room open for a sequel.Apocolocyntosis
dispenses with any pretense of subtlety and dives full-bore into the mythology of the series, introducing a web of connections that is convoluted enough to be confusing but still easy enough to keep track of if you pay attention. The story is told in episodic format, with each chapter being somewhat self-contained. After an almost four year hiatus, the story has finally been updated.
The series is notable for introducing serious elements to the KP universe while still preserving its trademark cartoon wit. The characters are well-written and the prose is enticingly poetic while still retaining an epic feel. The plot is amazingly layered and complex while still being smooth and flowing, and the whole thing feels like a grand adventure.
The Family Value provides examples of:
Disappearing Doctor provides examples of:
- Action Girl: Kim, of course.
- Badass Bookworm: Agent Vicki Grimes, who was at one point a GJ field agent and one of the leading researchers on The Ron Factor. She's the one who cracks the mystery surrounding the break-in.
- Badass Teacher: Dr. Richard Vedas, who is a former GJ agent and, in his own words, "actually rather good at fighting."
- Bad Guy Bar: Shego and Andy visit one in search of "The Survivor."
- The Chessmaster: Angela Lipsky, AKA Atomic Andy. Though she prefers to think of it in terms of checkers, not chess.
- Cold Open: Each chapter has a short scene before the title.
- Dark Action Girl: Shego.
- Deadpan Snarker: Shego, natch. Kim also gets a few lines like this.
- Downer Ending: Oh, boy. Kim gets shot, Ron runs away to Yamanouchi to make himself more than just a burden, Shego has her soul ejected from her body and gets fifty years of her life stolen by Angela Lipsky, who also gets her powers in the deal and is now at large. And it started out so well, too.
- Enemy Mine: Kim and Shego for pretty much the whole story.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Shego discovers this about herself when witnessing the aftermath of WWEE's assault on GJ.
- Gilligan Cut: Shego insists that she isn't going to let Kim sit on her lap a second time, only to loudly complain about finding themselves in that exact situation in the very next scene.
- Not So Different: Shego points out that Kim and Drakken are very similar in that they're both obsessed with a completely ridiculous idea that has taken over their lives. The only difference is that one wants to save the world while the other desires to conquer it.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Apparently, Mrs. Lipsky regained her sense of self after the effects of the Kahn-Clasp Inhibitor wore off, but has been acting the part of a mother who knows nothing of her son's villainy in order to quietly manipulate things from behind the scenes.
- Really 700 Years Old: Dr. Rick.
Apocolocyntosis provides examples of:
- Chekhov's Gunman: Brick Flagg makes a cameo in the first episode in a dream sequence where his homework is attacking him (he thought he'd finally gotten out of school), then shows up later as a member of Motor Ed's crew.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Shego's reaction when Kim tries to help her.
- Embarrassing First Name: Dorothy, who was named after his mother. She was hardcore.
- Hidden Depths: Motor Ed is a lot smarter and more insightful than his appearance and mannerisms would suggest, just like on the show.
- I Choose to Stay: Hog.
- Innocent Innuendo: Happens in episode three when Malcolm is helping Kim with her Latin homework.
- Instant Expert: Averted. Even after six months of training, Ron is still only marginally better than he was before leaving for Yamanouchi.
- Metaphorgotten: Brick tries unsuccessfully to build a metaphor around the dead horse scene from The Godfather.
- Nothing Up My Sleeve: Shego has a pistol up hers, which is very effective against Kim considering her new gun phobia.
- Precision F-Strike: There isn't a whole lot of foul language in the story, which makes this line from Shego all the more effective.
: You come in here with that fucking
face of yours all full of pity and sadness for me because, oh BOO-HOO, I got screwed by my own damn greed. I don't want that from anyone
, least of all YOU
- Silent Bob: Axel.
- Sophisticated as Hell: Most of Motor Ed's lines, but especially this one:
Motor Ed: Nah babe, listen. If you focus the fold at the right distance from the car, it'll generate a field that will significantly reduce the real-world mass of the car allowing the jet engines to reach seriously gnarly speeds.
- Stable Time Loop: Hog gets trapped in one after Motor Ed's roadster causes them to travel back in time to 1970, where he stays behind and becomes Wander, the old man he encountered at the beginning of the episode. Turns out he was being guided by himself.
- There Are No Therapists: Averted, as Kim has been seeing one for several months. Not that she's very receptive to it, mind.