Fridge / Codename: Kids Next Door

Fridge Brilliance
  • Combined with Late to the Punchline; to most children, t is plainly not a number. However, fast forward to high school and algebra classes, where we learn that t is very much a number; it's just a variable. In other words: it's unreliable, like Tommy.
  • At first, it seems like the Delightfuls are a hive mind just for added creep factor. But Delightfulized children are supposed to be perfect little kids in the eyes of adults; what's one of the most annoying things parents complain about? Kids fighting with their siblings. By making the Delightfuls a hive mind, it guarantees they never disagree or bicker about anything!
  • Before the present KND was founded by Numbuh Zero, Grandfather ruled the world. Considering how he ruled the world, the distrust of the KND towards adults suddenly becomes far more justified.
    • Also 0 is before 1, like how a father came to the world before his son.
  • Why Fanny, aka Numbuh 86, the KND's resident Alpha Bitch, is in charge of decommission? Because anyone doing this job is destined to become the most disliked and feared of all agents; basically, the decommissioner is a non-lethal equivalent of an executioner that finishes the other agents' careers and destroys their memories. So, obviously, nobody would take this job unless he/she is already universally disliked by the other agents and therefore this position makes little difference in Fanny's relations with the rest of the organization.
    • Considering this, it suddenly makes sense that Fanny, as shown in flashbacks, was a medical officer before getting her current position. Decommission is comparable to a medical decision that isn't necessarily nice or likable yet it's important and therefore must be done despite personal interests being compromised, as it happens whenever Fanny has to decommission any agent she actually respects or likes, yet she does her job for the KND's general sake, just like a doctor at times has to amputate a patient's toe or even a whole leg in order to save the rest of the body.
    • Along with the fact that to "86 something" means to remove. Which, in this case, are memories.
  • Numbuh 4, as his number designates, is the unluckiest member of Sector V. However, add Numbuh 3 into the figurative equation and you have 7, widely considered the luckiest number. Even their codenames tease these two.
  • This is one for Doctor Who fans: We first hear of Doctor Time-Space Continuem in the 2004 episode "Operation: U.N.C.O.O.L.", with the kids watching what's likely a fictional counterpart to the Classic Series, which, given the KND's disdain for "old" and "nerdy" things, can explain why they're not really having fun. The next time we hear of the show again is in 2007 ("Operation: G.I.R.L.F.R.I.E.N.D."), during the height of the David Tennant era. Which might be why Numbuh 362's taken a liking to it...
  • During the first season of Codename: Kids Next Door, having the Delightful Children show up in every episode like some sort of Mandatory Line was something that bothered me at first, as many of their appearances were irrelevant and seemed forced. After thinking about it recently, it hit me: that was the point! Their repeated appearances were meant to get the audience jaded enough so that by the time they did do something important (picking up the age changer), no one would suspect it was a Chekhov's Gun! (This was before the audience was aware of how tight the show's continuity would be.)
  • Another KND-related one, this one related to a very late series spoiler: I was recently wondering where there was an earlier hint of Chad's true allegiance (read: with the KND). Apparently somebody said that there was one in "Operation: E.L.E.C.T.I.O.N.S.", when Chad and the high school kid were discussing how the high school were about to deal Gallager a Curb-Stomp Battle and apparently Chad got worried. I checked the scene in question: Chad's evil face does go away, but he's still smiling. So I eventually decided to leave the subject, then just now I thought about some RL issues of mine, and then somehow I thought of this: why didn't Chad just avoid any interaction with Nigel so that Chad would have an easier time trying to launch the Moonbase into the sun without being detected until it was too late, hanging the KND out to dry? There's your hint: right at the beginning of the whole issue.
    • Holy crap. Fridge Brilliance indeed.
    • Not exactly, even if Chad's true allegiance is to the KND, what made him think hurling Moonbase into the sun himself was the only way to stop Cree from doing so? Why didn't he just warn the KND about Cree's plan so that they would be prepared to stop her or make reparations so that Moonbase's destruction would have little effect on the KND? I believe Chad's loyalty is genuine, but his actions imply his loyalty is put into question due to incompetence.
      • To test Numbuh 1's resourcefulness, duh.
      • Well it is possible it was a gambit to make sure Cree wouldn't do the same. After all if a scheme failed once then it is usually abandoned. But put Cree in Chad's place the first time launching the moonbase. She's definitely a competent schemer and fighter and could probably succeed in doing it. Plus it was also a way to prove his allegiance/worth to the teens by enacting such a plan.
  • Realized just yesterday night: the whole premise of KND suddenly makes sense as Brilliance if you read these stories: http://www.cracked.com/article_19339_the-6-dumbest-things-schools-are-doing-in-name-safety.html

    Not only does the adult-tyranny thing suddenly sound much more real and creepier, but at least their world has a limit — represented by the Kids Next Door. In real life, we don't have a kid-led limit to what adults can do — taking this into respect, it seems like these adults have been painstakingly trying to emulate the KND version of adulthood, knowing that there is no limit or special group stopping them.
    • Here's some more for you.
    • That's it! I'm going to build a freaking huge treehouse on top of my house, make 2x4 technology using every day household objects like mustard and gather up a bunch of kids to build a base on the moon! WHO'S WITH ME!?!??!
      • Count me in brother/sister!
  • Remember Lenny and Ogie from Sector Z and how they seemed to be love with each other? Well, considering that back in there "original" days there was probably a lot of racism and making fun of "overweight" people, so their bond suddenly makes more sense.
    • Aww...
    • That whole "been around since Zero's time" theory is just because nobody was listening to Monty when he explained how he really knew that the DCFDTL were brainwashed KND operatives.
  • Just hit me when reading the Sudden Downer Ending KND's entry. It said that Numbuh 3 and 4 got married along as numbuh 2 and 5. Add them both up. You should get the lucky number 7 for each.
  • "Who else but a bunch of stupid kids would even put a 'Blow Up the Engines' button on a spaceship?" Answer: When the spaceship is a prison barge, a "Blow Up the Engines" button is actually a very good idea. If the prisoner manages to escape the restraints and can't be subdued, blowing up the engines lets you render the spaceship unusable for a hijacking without killing yourself in the process. The actual stupidity is just that they didn't think to put a safety on it.
    • And, according to the comics published by Cartoon Network, the same guy put a setting on the decommissioner so it would erase the memories of the person who pulled the switch. How is that a good idea? Go over the circumstances of Operation: E.N.D., but with a rouge teenage ex-operative instead of Numbuh 86. Imagine if one KND operative managed to put it on that setting without the teenager looking.
      • I think that setting is a bit more than a safety measure. Remember, 86 is in charge of decommissioning. Be honest, when she turns thirteen do you really think she'll willingly let anybody, anybody else do the deed?
  • All the impossibilities and oddities of the series can be summed up as there being no such thing as the "Kids Next Door". It's an elaborate game of make-believe created by a bunch of kids in a town, and we're just seeing everything from the children's imagination. It could go two ways: A. The adults, Delightful Children, and teenagers are in the game too. They're just playing antagonists. B. The kids are seeing them as antagonists. Uno's cousins are brats so he made them into Delightful Children From Down The Lane, most teenagers don't want to play with the kids anymore so they created that subplot, the villains are things like Lunch Ladies and spanking vampires because kids hate those things, etc. The series ended with Uno moving away and the finale are the characters creating a series about their childhood adventures.
  • Father's Villain Decay makes more sense when you remember how his debut episode went: he initially appeared as this dark, badass manipulator. Then the KND beat him by throwing ice cream at him. He simply started to lose confidence in himself as a villain after his defeat. It helps that in Operation: Z.E.R.O., it was implied during a moment of raw anger that he was capable of scarring Grandfather of all people.
  • DCFDTL's often downright ridiculous levels of incompetence and stupidity up to Too Dumb to Live levels becomes a case of great Fridge Brilliance when it's revealed who they REALLY are the brainwashed KND team sector Z. Possibly the reason they are so incompetent and stupid sometimes is that they are holding back because they are actively and/or subconsciously fighting their brainwashing!
  • How did Mr. Boss know that girls would be incredibly attracted to Rainbow Monkeys? Well he has a daughter who, according to Numbuh 1, has more Rainbow Monkeys than Numbuh 3.
    • That daughter? Numbuh 86. And despite the 'Bring Your Daughter To Work Day' Mr. Boss holds as well as the room filled with Rainbow Monkeys he turns into a rocket as a plot to blast all his employee's kids into space, Numbuh 86 is not seen at all in the episode. Why? Because Mr. Boss honestly loves and cherishes his own daughter.
      • As he himself said...
    Mr. Boss: I love my kids. It's just everyone else's I hate.
  • How did Gramma Stuffum become the cook for Gallagher Elementary's Cafeteria? Well, remember when we found out that James Nixon McGarfield worked for Father and made elementary school hell for the rest of the children? Father and McGarfield probably hired Gramma Stuffum to be the Cafeteria Cook so even lunchtime wouldn't be fun, and it worked (except for Numbuh 2).
  • Why are there so many Living Prop villains? Remember that the main five characters are but one sector in a global organization. The bad guys we never meet are probably the enemies of other sectors.
    • Of course, Word of God is that the real reason is because they didn't have enough villains to fill the movie theater in Operation: M.O.V.I.E., but still...
  • A lot of people say Chad Took a Level in Jerkass when he became The Mole. Well, would you be so jolly if you had to fight so many of your former comrades all the time? It also crosses into Heartwarming in Hindsight when you realize: Chad is basically allowing his former name as a KND legend to go up in flames, and willing to go down in KND history as a traitor, just to give them the edge aganist the villains.
  • In Operation: E.N.D., we find out that Moonbase can detach from the moon. In Operation: Z.E.R.O., we find out why.
  • The constant exaggeration of "all the kids in the world" villains use seems a little less silly when you know that (as this trooper read somewhere) all 7 billion people on Earth could comfortably fit in Texas with the population density of New York.
  • This troper was always a little confused as to why the KND always referring to each other by their Numbuhs in the treehouse or when off-duty, despite how they're so close. But then I remembered that, despite everything, they're still 10 years old. So they probably love calling each other by their really cool codenames.
  • I always thought it was a little paranoid that the KND computer immediately came up with "Battle Ready Armor" as a backronym for "bra". And some people might find it silly how the "crazy conspiracy" was coincidentally right. But, if you watch Operation: M.A.U.R.I.C.E., you'd see that the Kids Next Door had encountered teenagers wearing the armor before. They just didn't know that the suits themselves were bras, until Numbuh 2 submitted the information to the computer and it added it all up.
    • Also, Teen technology could be a combination of KND and Adult technology. After all, Teens are considered the midpoint between Adult and Kid. The Acronym was probably a left over of the KND portion.
  • My sister thought Numbuh 2 was being snobbish in Operation: T.R.I.C.Y.C.L.E. when Tommy scratched his bike. But, if you read the comic prequel Operation: T.R.I.K.E., you'd see at the end that he made the bike with his Disappeared Dad. (Heavily implied to be dead in Operation: C.A.K.E.D.-F.O.U.R.) So of course he'd get defensive about it.
  • As a child, I often wondered why the KND never seemed to put any effort into preventing themselves from aging, but then as I was thinking of a Kingdom Come based challenge for Fanfictions, it came to me; generations of kids have different likes and dislikes. Its hard for older kids to understand what younger kids like (For example, a fan of Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy, Robot Jones and Dexter would not understand or like Uncle Grandpa the same way a younger kid would). If the KND did not change its operatives over time, they would eventually loose the ability to understand the very kids they protect;
    • Besides, even if they never aged physically they'd still do so mentally. Eventually the KND would be adults in all but appearance.
      • Not necessarily. The human brain goes through a lot of changes as the body grows and isn't fully developed until about the mid-20's.
    • Ageing is a disease the GKND are working on curing, any earth agent would need a higher level of security the 362, so if there where any they would not go announcing it.
  • Chad's age. He's Numbuh 274. Here's a little math lesson: What's 2 + 7 + 4?
  • There's a bit of Fridge Brilliance in The Movie when it comes to Grandfather and the title Numbuh Zero. Grandfather is more or less the Anthropomorphic Personification of the fear of growing old all kids have and the negative qualities of it (thus his Rapid Aging power). On the other hand as soon as he's defeated, we find that Numbuh Zero has accepted growing up and becoming a father, reflecting Monty Uno's love of being a father and wanting to be a good one. This makes sense, once the fear of growing up has been defeated one can see the good qualities of it worth looking forward too.
  • Mr. Sanban's ranting about "just wanting his daughters to be nice to each other" sound ridiculous, but wait, wasn't that the episode where we found out Mushi was Evil All Along?
  • When Father's interview with the adult versions of KND ended Number 5 contacted Number 1 and still has access to the Moon Base despite supposedly having only had her memories restored by Father for his interview. Why? Because when Father took over the KND as Supreme Leader he inacted a rule where the Supreme Leader could not be decomissioned. That rule is still in place so Number 5 was never decomissioned unlike her husband.
  • "Operation: P.L.A.N.E.T." becomes this after the discovery of the Galactic KND in the Grand Finale. A KND experiment headed by Numbuh 74.239, about reaching outside the solar system, which somehow sends the astronauts back to Earth while they blacked out? Can you say "cover-up"?
  • In Operation S.P.A.N.K., Numbuh 3 walks into her room and discovers Count Spankulot spanking one of her Rainbow Monkeys. In other words, she caught him "spanking the monkey."
  • In "Operation: GRADUATES," Tommy is shocked that Father wouldn't turn off his machine even to save his own kids: "Man... you really are evil!" True, and there seems to be nothing more to it. Until "Operation: ZERO." Of course Father wouldn't care what happens to the Delightful Children — they're not really his kids, just disposable Brainwashed and Crazy minions.
  • In "Operation: ZERO," Number 1 says that he and Number 2 have been "best friends since kindergarten," but we never really saw any evidence of that. (If anything, Numbers 1 and 5 — and Numbers 2 and 4 — seemed to be best friends.) But look at their good-bye in "Operation: INTERVIEWS." Although Number 1 calls each of his friends by their first name in that scene, Hoagie's the only who calls him "Nigel." The two of them are also the ones crying the most, even more than the slightly teary-eyed Numbers 3 and 5, and, unlike Number 4, not even trying to hide it.
  • Nigel's immunity to brain freeze, as revealed in "Operation: COLLEGE," seems like just a one-off gag that sets up the plot for the episode. However, with the reveal that Nigel is the grandson of the fire-based villain Grandfather, this immunity actually makes a lot of sense.
  • In hindsight, it should have been obvious that "Operation: WHITEHOUSE" was All Just a Dream, simply by having a basic knowledge of U.S. law. Now, an adult would know this, but would a child?
    • One: The Bill of No Rights for Kids would be highly unconstitutional and probably wouldn't even make it to the president in the first place.
    • Two: Even if the bill somehow made it through Congress, you can't force the president to sign anything. Veto power exists for a reason, and while there are ways around it, they don't involve threatening the president with tanks.
    • Three: Had the bill passed, it would have basically turned America into Nazi Germany, with kids in the role of the Jews. Not only would it be a major existential risk to the human race if the bill called for the mass killings of kids (since it would also mean the mass killings of women to stop babies from being born), it carries the threat of starting another civil war (which would be much, much more violent due to advances in military technology since the first civil war, not to mention the existence of the internet, which could be used to wreak havoc on all sorts of infrastructure and the economies of both sides, and nuclear weaponry, which would undoubtedly cause mass deaths and most likely escalate the civil war into a global conflict), and possibly even World War III, with the United States facing off against a UN-led coalition seeking to install a new government due to gross human rights violations that would make Kim Jong-un physically sick.
    • Four: Nigel may have spent most of his life in the U.S., but he was still born out of the country, which automatically disqualifies him from becoming president.
  • The G:KND viral teaser ARG reveals a few characters to be G:KND operatives all along, including Lizzie Devine. Now Lizzie's Lethal Chef tendencies make a lot more sense: can you say "Alien Lunch?"
  • When the Toilenator is at the big Villain BBQ, he refuses to eat the burgers because, "Do you know what red meat does to your digestive system?". At first glace he just seems annoyingly health-conscious on top of being a nuisance to the rest of the villains, but considering the Toilenator has the power to travel through toilets and sewers, he'd prefer not to deal with clogged toilets slowing him down.
  • Lizzie turning out to be a plant alien operative of the Galactic Kids Next Door suddenly makes a lot of sense when you consider her involvement over the course of the series. She refers to Numbuh 63.5 by his first name, Herbie, derived from "Herb" - a kind of plant. Her booger falling into salad leaves is what prompts the nation's principals to reject a plan to mine playgrounds for salad oil. The "romantic lunch" she planned and rescued for Numbuh 1 turns out to be a single celery stick. She ends up chased by the Sector V Treehouse after it falls in love with Nigel. Her cooking is notoriously bad, and at one point she even claims that a tumbler of soup she made for Nigel is "delicious". Think about it - she wouldn't need to know how to cook edible food, because plants don't eat food like conventional Earth operatives.
  • At the end of Operation I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W.S., Numbuh 5 claims that she told Father everything he wanted to know about the Galactic Kids Next Door. Seeing how sinister the group was according to the G:KND viral teaser, and seeing how Numbuh 1 is implied to be at the Moonbase, the grown-up Sector V operatives probably wanted to get back at the Galactic Kids Next Door for almost destroying the planet. Even more, the Galactic KND even fear Father, so they'd definitely have fun facing him.

Fridge Horror
  • "Operation: F.U.T.U.R.E." introduces Numbuh Three's granddaughter, Sally Sanban (given Madame Margaret's female-dominated society, inheriting the mother's surname is Justified). She smuggles one of Madame Margaret's girlifier rifles to the Boys Next Door, who are led by an old Numbuh Four, who doesn't know her, so that they can reverse engineer it, launch a counterattack, and commandeer Margaret's time machine to Set Right What Once Went Wrong. This, combined with old Numbuh Four's advice litany to his younger self at the end of the episode imply that Kuki and Wally did not get together in that timeline. Now, at the end of "Operation: I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W.S.", Kuki and Wally are revealed to be married. This heavily implies that Sally saved the world, but erased her own existence in the process. There are scenarios that could result in her being born anyway, but they all require other bad stuff to happen.
    • From the same episode: Madame Margaret's plan to get rid of the world's male population is extremely fatal. If the entire world's population is female, there are no sources of sperm (sperm banks wouldn't be tapped to avoid the risk of giving birth to males), and therefore, no way for new generations to be born. Therefore, Madame Margaret's plan would doom the human race to extinction without a method of artificial insemination or cloning technology.
  • "Operation: E.N.D" involves Numbuh 274(Chad)'s Face–Heel Turn. At one point he says "I told my parents I didn't want a stupid party" since he was turning 13. Seems like well-meaning but oblivious parents, until you remember that Chad's parents are Mega Mom and Destructo Dad. Maybe they did it on purpose...
  • The Delightful Children From Down The Lane are creepy enough on their own. It gets worse when you consider who they actually are and what happened to them. They used to be Sector Z of the KND, but they were captured by Father, who put them through such rigorous torture, or as he puts it, delightfulization, to the point that it's quite literally impossible to turn them back (any attempts are just temporary). To think that such honorable members of the KND have been turned into such monsters is not only scary, but you have to think of what kind of treatment Father put a couple of ten year olds through to make them like that permanently. Not to mention that the torture was so intense, that they work as one being, on the same wavelength, and speak in unison. And he constantly has the delightfulized Sector Z try to either delightfulize or kill other members of the Kids Next Door as well, who are basically their former teammates.
    • Another thing, wouldn't the Delightful Children have actual biological parents? Given that Father considers them his own children, it paints a light on how mentally ill he must be.
      • Don't forget the fact that they probably drowned and their real parents will probably never know.
      • WORSE, their parents could have freely offered their kids up to Father for experimentation out of fear, greed, loyalty to Father, apathy, or because they were Abusive Parents who would take any opportunaity to get rid of their kids, which might explain why the DCFDTL dont seem to have a missing kids report on them; their parents might have been glad to get them out of the way
      • Adding to the fact that they probably had families...some of the other operatives could be fighting their friends, cousins, or even THEIR BROTHERS AND SISTERS!
    • Actually, in one episode, it was shown that delightfulization is caused by a raygun. Normally, if it's caught early enough, it can be reversed by a jolt to the system, like having a camera flash going off directly in your face. When Father delightfulized Sector Z, it was an early experiment in the technology. The power was turned up too high, causing an overload. The machine exploded, but created five permanently delightfulized children. On another note, The Delightful Children have been shown to defy Father on occasion, though still being evil. If this pattern continues and the Delightfuls become more willful over time, Father could be in for some serious evil competition a few years down the road.
    • Having personal experience with parental abuse, I remember how seeing the Delightful Children being fearful of Father in op. G.R.O.W.U.P. made me uncomfortable. To me now, the DCFDTL seem like child-friendly representations of abused children — for the most part, the evil they commit against the Kids Next Door is fueled by traumatic brainwashing and fear of/wanting to please Father. I found their deaths at the end of op. I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W.S. to be rather dark, considering that they're still children. I was holding onto the hope that they would show signs of remembering who they were before delightfulization, even if it was stated to be irreversible. Or that the KND would find a way to help their nemeses as well, after realizing that they are still fellow children, too.
  • How long has Henrich been living with... that thing?
    • It also happened to her at a young age, that had to be traumatizing.
    • It occurred and was cured well before Henrich entered puberty, thus meaning before signifigant portions of her gender identity would be affected by it. Living as a tomboy and living as an actual boy would not be that signifigantly different without sexual characteristics that come with puberty, so it wouldn't affect her development in a signifigant way.
  • In "Operation: I.T.", Numbuh Five says that Father would "grind kids into coffee and drink them". Seems like an exaggeration, until you consider "C.A.K.E.D.-F.O.U.R.", when he basically attempted to bake several children alive. Father could very well be cannibalizing children offscreen...
    • Even worse when you realize eating kids is a lot of minor villians' goals. The KND live in a world where cannibalizing children isn't just acceptable, it's encouraged.
  • How about the fact that Father is actively trying to KILL HIS OWN NEPHEW on a daily basis?
  • Lizzie is shown to be seriously unstable sometimes and even tried to MURDER Sector V for getting in the way of her and Numbuh 1 (who she tried to borderline mind rape). We never see or hear from her family members. Could she be the KND universe's Yuno Gasai?
  • The Boyfriend Helmet and all the pain it caused. It was in a magazine ad. Which means it's mass produced. Sweet dreams.
    • Well, Numbuh Five did say that they're "not exactly cheap", but still...
      • Keep in mind "not exactly cheap" to a ten year old is different to what it would mean to an adult also Father owns a mansion and Mr Boss runs a company I'd assume their both doing pretty well for themselves.
    • Not only is it massed produced, but the Kids Next Door never stop the production! They don't blow up the factories, they don't stop any shipments, they do nothing. We have mind control hats being sold, and the main defense against things like this decided not to do anything about it. Sure they try to help Numbuh 1, but what about everyone else? There could be entire schools being brain washed and the Kids Next Door don't even seem to care. We don't even get a throw away line about stopping the rest of the helmets later. Also, if a villian were to find this and just adjust it slightly, we have an entire army of brain controlled masses.
      • You don't know that: The KND have Offscreen Moment of Awesome all the time...
      • We know Lizzie first introduced us to it, and that it's shown later, with a bit of tinkering, it can work on girls too. However, with the recent revelation that Lizzie is an alien operative of the G:KND, things suddenly get more complex. On the one hand, this means most of the truly evil characters (ie adults) can hardly get their hands on it, due to it's availability not only being rare, but lying with their sworn enemies. On the other hand, if the G:KND are the ones who introduced Earth to the machine in the first place, and are slowly distributing them, you have to wonder...
  • More like a Fridge Tear Jerker, but Leona is 350 years old and is still physically and probably mentally 10. Everybody she knew and loved are looong dead. A (technically} little girl outlived all her relatives.
    • And if her family did live 350 years ago (with all the diseases and war and such), their deaths probably weren't that pleasant.
    • More Fridge Tearjerker—and this may seem obvious, but I didn't pick up on it when I was a kid; when Leona and Numbuh 5 hug each other in the bathroom, Leona lets herself age, 5 asks "Are you sure you're gonna be okay?"...We just watched someone decide to die, and 5 asking if Leona is okay with death.
  • Numbuh 3 could be mentally ill.
  • At first, the KND just seems like a fun group which helps kids against the tyranny of homework and broccoli. But then you realize, they're essentially Child Soldiers using weapons that could very well kill. And then you notice some of the adults plans include murder, torture and... worse. In essence, that means this fun, silly group of kids are the only thing keeping the world from tearing itself apart.
    • And keep in mind that a good chunk of them are going to turn evil (or already are, maybe) once they're thirteen. Talk about a Crapsack World.
    • This would mean that the KND is possibly a United Nations-sanctioned paramilitary organization who provide them with equipment, since they can't go up against the adult villains themselves due to the villains being able to take out any army they send.
  • Captain Stickybeard has an immense ship that sails on land, it plows the ground, and destroys houses in its path. What are the chances that those houses have people in them?
  • What if pedophiles exist in this world? They're probably supervillains too.
  • The sheer mortal peril that kids are put through in the world of C:KND goes beyond Could Have Been Messy. If for a second you ignore Plot Armor and Like You Would Really Do It, the prospects of some of the villains' plans are downright horrifying.
    • Chester tried to feed live kids to sharks for their currency.
    • Chad almost sent everyone in the Moonbase into the sun.
    • Valerie wasn't just going to kill Five, but eat her.
      • Granted, she's a werewolf, but still.
    • Mr. Boss was going to send his employees' children to Pluto.
    • Nurse Claiborne was willing to put Three and Five through what was essentially a giant woodchipper.
    • And last but not least, Father was damn close to baking children alive into a giant cake he would later give to his own kids to eat. His ADOPTED kids via BRAINWASHING WITH A RAY GUN. Whose would-be dinner dessert includes their sworn enemies AKA FIVE OF THEIR FORMER SELVES' COMRADES!
    • Besides the villains' plans, everything about the Kids Next Door is outlandishly perilous. This is an international organization of child soldiers who spend years battling very capable and downright murderous adults, sometimes in high-speed aerial dogfights that, with the slightest mishap, could send them spiraling down to earth and an early grave. It makes one wonder if any KND agents have ever died, and given the many, MANY high-stakes situations they get into and capable villains they have encountered in all the years existed, there almost certainly have been kids killed in action. On another note, their only defense against these monsters of people are highly dangerous and potentially deadly weapons (some of them weapons of mass destruction), which were made by other children out of junk. Yes, they are shown to work, and they are certainly more advanced than anything currently existing (lazers, giant aerial gunships, A PERMANENT INHABITABLE MOON BASE, etc.), but if these lazer guns ever malfunction, which they almost certainly do ...
      • And, imagine what it would be like to be the parent of a KND operative. Their children are probably cold and distant with them (either because they regard them as useless and stupid or potential spies, a la the way America saw Japanese-Americans during World War II, or because they just can't snap out of military-mode), and they have no idea why. Their children are constantly disappearing and coming back injured (or not coming back at all). Thankfully(?), most of them never learn about the mortal peril their kids are in on a daily basis, but there have almost certainly been a few security leaks in the past. Imagine what it would feel like to learn that your child, whom you want nothing more than to love and protect, is actually a soldier who constantly risks death and worse, and you can do absolutely nothing about it.
  • In "Operation: P.O.O.L.", the alternate universe counterparts of the Delightful Children are still delightfultized, even though their version of Father is a good guy. Heel–Face Brainwashing, anyone?
    • The entire alternate universe is full of Fridge Horror.
    • Another example of said Negaverse Fridge Horror: Negative Numbuh Four keeps threatening and ordering people to be sent to "the broccoli mines," and having them react with fear. Which seems like an absurdist gag, until "Operation: I.T." when it's revealed broccoli in the CKND universe has effects on people similar to Superman's kryptonite/radioactive isotopes. Imagine having to mine something that was slowly killing you. And what horrible things could the DNK possibly be doing that required so much hazardous material?
  • As stated up the page, the KND are basically Child Soldiers, but this is made slightly better by the fact that they act, for the most part, like normal children. Then you get to thinking about it. Children are often petty and cruel, somewhat worse than adults because they can't quite understand the consequences of their actions, and this is why we generally don't put children in positions of leadership. So, imagine a normal child, prone to temper tantrums and petty grudges, in possession of deadly weapons and with every opportunity to use them. Sure, the KND probably have measures in place to prevent their agents from going rogue, but stuff will always slip through the cracks and if it's a choice between the word of a child and the word of an adult, who are they going to side with?
  • Something I wondered was what happened to teens that escaped decommissioning or became undercover agents of the Kids Next Door. Like were their boogers removed automatically? I wonder because that would mean that Father would accidentally turn THEM into animals too. Just imagine how creepy it would be for a few teens to be turned into animals.
    • What if someone, like Cree for example, sees that suddenly some of her mooks are turned into animals. That's pretty freaky and worth checking out, even if just to make sure it doesent happen to her. So if she finds out why it happened, she knows that there are KND infiltrators in her organization, putting the entire network at risk and those agents in danger. Consider how if we continue on with the child soldiers aspect, those infiltrators would likely be killed.
    • Perhaps even worse, remember Maurice? It's mentioned in an few episodes by Cree that they're dating. He's an KND agent inside the teens, probably the closest thing Cree may have to a rock. Her parents don't understand, her sister is on the side Cree betrayed and her boyfriend suddenly turns into an animal? Then finding out its because he's still an agent. It could turn her from the competent but not really dangerous teen to something much worse.
  • It's odd to see how Numbuh 1 didn't really know too much about his family history. His father knows about Father and Grandfather, but when Numbuh 1 saw both of them in their true forms one of them in P.O.O.L., and the other one when Father was about to transform Grandfather to his evil self, he didn't recognize any of them. Maybe because Monty actually knew about Father all along, but didn't want Numbuh 1 to know the truth until he was ready.
  • In Operation M.A.U.R.I.C.E, Numbuh 5 scuttles several teen ships in pursuit of Cree and Maurice, in the open ocean. To make matters wore, they're not cartoony galleons like Stickybeard's ship or cruise ships with plenty of life boats, they're aircraft carriers. Anyone who has seen those things know how huge they are. And there are no life boats or life preservers to speak of. Numbuh 5 could have very well sent thousands of teen sailors to Davy Jones' locker. Worse still, the captains that tell Numbuh 5 to go to Chickenpox Island don't seem to care at all about the lives of their brothers in arms.
    • In Operation: V.I.R.U.S., Battle Ready Armor (which most, if not all Teen Ninjas wear) seems to have an aquatic mode. So I don't think Abby killed anyone.
      • That wouldn't stop people from getting killed in the initial explosion, getting trapped in the wreck, panicking and doing something stupid, or the captain deciding to go down with the ship.
  • In the G:KND viral teaser, the members of the G:KND are very much Knight Templars and have managed to convert Numbuh 1 to their cause. What did Numbuh 1 see which caused him to think like that? Are there really adults so bad out there in the universe that they would kill off all life on Earth just to prevent another incredibly bad adult from terrorizing the universe despite there being good adults and teens?
    • We see that Lizzie was secretly a GKND operative all along. She had a counterpart in the Mirror Universe. Does that mean there's a Galactic DNK? One that's just spreading the adult virus around their universe?
    • The fate of Numbuh Ninteenth Century he was never seen again after his first appearance and that's probably for the best consider what happened after he was decommissioned he's now trapped in a world he doesn't understand with no idea how he got there, he has no home, no family, no one to support him through all this he has to come to the realization on his own that everyone he ever cared for is gone and he probably can't even remember their last conversation. Added to this the bullying he's sure to revive because of his clothes which of coarse he can't change because he has no one to pay for new clothes and can't earn the money himself when his understanding of the world is so dated and if he tried to go to the police best case scenario he'd be told to stop wasting their time worst case scenario he gets institutionalized. Have you ever had a dream where you found your self in a weird and confusing place don't know how you got there and have no way to get back, for him it isn't a dream IT'S HIS LIFE NOW and all because he made a sexist comment.
    • What makes this worse is that our "hero's" just stand back and watch and the one guy sticking up for him only cares about a cake recipe.
Fridge Logic
  • The reveal in "Operation: A.R.C.T.I.C." was that Sector V's comrade in the mission, Numbah 30c, was actually The Mole to Professor Triple-Extra-Large, and did everything to sabotage them from stopping the doctor's plans: making the perfect snowcone. However, on the way to the professor's lab, Numbah 2 says they actually passed the facility they were supposed to attack, for he was going to make a weather control device to prevent snowdays. 30c looks over and tells Numbah 2 that "you got the coordinates wrong". It was only because of that statement that they went after the wrong mad scientist; if they had stopped the weather control device as planned, the kids would have a big snowday, and XXXL could have perfected his snowcone. Everyone wins. If 30c was THAT determined to help the doctor, he should have told Numbah 2 to turn around so they didn't even get into a fight over it. Did he want a challenge with Sector V? Did he like the other doctor's plan? Or was he really just an idiot like Numbah 4?

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