Fridge / Kim Possible

Fridge Horror
  • Kim Possible: At the end of an episode, Shego confirms (yells) that the mind control Dr. Drakken used on her made her obey, but left her fully conscious and aware. That means she was fully aware without any control over her own body. With no confirmation it would ever stop. And, insult to injury, she had to act cheerful about it. Incidentally, this was not just tailored to Shego; it also worked on Kim. And if Drakken could attach the chips to both of them...
    • It gets worse. Remember how when Kim is sent after Ron, she seems to ignore the Tweebs, and when Drakken orders both girls to catch Rufus, they forget about the other intruders? This implies that the chip takes away all thought processes other than those required to carry out an order... so unless Drakken gives an order, neither girl will MOVE. And they have no way to signal if they're hungry, thirsty, tired, need to go to the bathroom, or anything. If Drakken forgets this, both girls could be forced to slowly waste away, very aware of what's going on, but powerless to stop it.
      • It's not "if" he forgets, it's when. We're talking about the guy who had one of his inventions get shorted out because he couldn't be bothered to take Commodore Puddles for a walk — and that's when he was being prompted both by the dog's whining and Shego's nudging. At best, he'd forget about Kim and Shego as soon as a new mad-science project grabs his attention.
    • Which is what he should have done once he managed to stick the chip on Kim (after removing Shego's of course).
    • The same could potentially have occurred with the Seniors when they hypnotized a large number of Europe's V.I.P.. While they were forced to dance, they seemed to know what was going on judging from Kim's comment after Wade put her glasses on.
  • Another Kim Possible example; remember Warmonga from "Mad Dogs and Aliens" and "Graduation"? Remember the fact that both times she showed up, it was with an arsenal useful for taking over the world practically single-handedly? According to Word Of God, she didn't even have government backing from her home planet there, and when you consider the arsenal included enough walkers to effectively cause a lot of damage to humanity as a whole... what do you think the government packs in comparison? Especially since these are conquistador aliens who travel equipped to take over a world?
    • Probably not a lot, if anything. Warhok and Warmonga seemed to be treating world conquering as a hobby. Not to amass resources or because Earth was valuable, but because it was fun. So, it probably works on the same concept of asking why doesn't Senor Senior Senior ask for government help with his schemes. They don't really need it and whatever their government can supply is probably woefully inadequate to what the Lowardians already have.
  • In one episode we see Shego light up one of her fingers with her powers then she touches a villian's mook's forehead with it after which he drops to the floor in a limp heap. Is it possible she gave him a lobotomy?
  • At the end of Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama, Kim kicks Shego off the roof of the Bueno Nacho HQ building straight into the high-voltage radio tower. Additionally, she kicked her hard enough to make it collapse - right on top of her. As this is happening, she walks up near the edge, with a smile resembling a Psychotic Smirk or a Slasher Smile. Until the next scene where we see Drakken and Shego are taken away, nobody could know if she survived or not, so this looks more like if Kim just sent Shego to her death, and she doesn't seem to have any regrets about it. Actually, she seemed like she liked it.
  • In "Emotion Sickness", who knows what "irreversible frenzy of rage" Kim would have done to Ron if she'd caught him? What if it had taken until after she'd finished for the Moodulator to short out?
  • Word Of God states that Kim and Ron will be together forever. No mention is made of Rufus. While naked mole rats are extraordinarily long-lived (lifespan of like 30 years), that's still not anywhere near the 70+ years that make up a human life span. If anything, that's just 30 years for both Kim and Ron to get attached to him before he dies.
    • One of the features on the Sitch in Time DVD shows an older Rufus who looks pretty healthy, a little on the pudgy side but still good. When it comes to cartoons, animals will sometimes age like humans, so I'm sure Rufus will be fine.
    • Alternatively, he will die but that's just a fact of life. It will be sad if he died before either one but that's the sort of thing that happens.
    • Another thing to consider is how Rufus might have been affected by the Mystical Monkey Power... maybe he got an extended lifespan?
  • What would have happened if Shego had died when Kim kicked her into the tower? Sure, Kim was probably reacting without thinking first; she was so angered and under so much stress. But Kim killing someone, especially like that, is so.... Not Kim, even if they were a super villain. Would she have freaked out after the prom, when the realization hits? Would this have caused trouble with her public image? What would her schoolmates think? Would the police, Global Justice, etc regard her as a villain? It's probably a good thing the writers changed the ending because it would have caused so much Fridge Horror if the series ended with Kim killing Shego then acting like nothing happened.
  • So The Drama seems to be Kim reaching her breaking point, though it may be a bit subtle. She's been balancing her crimefighting and social lives for nearly four years, facing death down while at the same time trying to live a normal teenager life. There are signs that it may be taking its toll on her.
    • In a deleted scene situated early in the movie, after yet another condescending comment from Bonnie Ron suggests that Kim use her fighting skills to beat her up like she beats up Shego. Though her initial objection is that while Shego is "hardcore evil", Bonnie is just "high school evil" - but she still takes a few moments to debate it, finally deciding "Nah, it would slam my personal record".
    • Drakken captured her father for what at the time seemed like no reason, nearly killing them, him with a mutant octopus and her with his synthodrones and death ray.
    • Most of the endgame with Drakken and Shego, which starts when Eric is kidnapped. She found someone who wasn't wierded out by what she did, and when trying to save him Shego blatantly said that once Kim was out of the picture, maybe she'd date Eric - which results in Kim swinging at her until a punch connects, sending Shego across the bridge they're on, and she's still swinging a bit after she hits the ground. She finds Eric, only to discover that he was a synthodrone the entire time and that it was all a ruse. All of what happened between them didn't mean anything. She was so easily played by her arch-foes, and she was broken. Maybe she wasn't cut out for crimefighting anyways, and she doesn't know if there's a real, human person out there who could be with her. The flame is rekindled thanks to Ron, and it's payback time. At this point, it can be suspected that her two main motivators are lovenote  and hatenote . The very first thing she does when she's face to face with Drakken is punch him across the room. Just before that, right after Drakken finished gloating and found himself next to her, she clenched her fist, already ready to pummel him. To note: the last time Drakken was directly attacked by Kim was in Sitch In Time - where he was turned into a massive muscled fighter, and that was Retconed by the destruction of the Tempius Simia Idol. She proceeded to toss Shego into a wall - and she's actually seen reeling from the hit - and leaped off Synthodrone 901's head, which would likely have snapped a normal human neck.
    • And though the scene of Kim kicking Shego in the tower is well-remembered, just moments she nearly tossed Shego off the building, right as Ron tossed her the EMP pistol. Shego barely held onto the side of the building. And in the end, when she's simply trying to make herself scarce, Kim could have done anything to keep her from escaping - and she decided to kick her off a several stories high corporate building and into an electrical tower with enough force to split it in half and cause it to collapse on top of her.

Fridge Brilliance
  • DNAmy has two of the villains attracted to her (Dr. Drakken and Monkey Fist), at least initially, and even Mr. Barkin is more disturbed by her evil science than by her, personally — all despite her being overweight, bucktoothed and dumpy. Could be interpreted as a feminist message about looking beyond external appearances.
    • Actually, Barkin finds her annoying from the beginning, but he's reacting to her aggressively clingy personality rather than her appearance. (Also, annoyance seems to be Barkin's default state anyway.)
  • So, according to the "Animology" personal quiz, Kim and Senor Senior Junior are soul mates. Kim is a globe-hopping Type-A overachiever. Junior is a lazy, narcissistic, Rich Idiot with No Day Job. It doesn't make sense that these two personality types would be soul mates...or does it? Kim is the kind of girl that Junior would have to make a massive self-improvement effort to win over, and Junior is the kind of guy that a girl like Kim would see as a "project" she could make into something better. It's a romantic-comedy staple, really.
  • The 'dino-thing' in Partners went on a rampage... and was attempting to eat the various signs. Standard monster destruction in American Suburbs? Nah, that thing was hungry (and with that much mass and being newly "born", boy does it need food!). As Ron notes,
    "That thing has a dino-sized appetite!"
  • The most straightforward explanation for why Shego is a sidekick rather than an independent villain in her own right is her lack of initiative and creativity. A few hints supporting that conclusion:
  • Kim kicking Shego into the tower, in context of So the Drama alone, seems out of nowhere. However if you look at all three seasons leading up to that, how many times Shego has tried to kill Kim (and the eagerness she did it - for example eagerly trying to decide between "whipped Possible", "minced Possible", and a "Kimmie frappe" in Two to Tutor), suddenly it becomes more of a culmination pushed over by the situation than just taking a random kick.
  • Kim's disdain of Larry may seem out of character even by her season one Jerk Ass standards but look at him for a moment. He is an uber geek who dreams of being a supervillain. Remind you of anyone? A Big Bad from Buffy the Vampire Slayer perhaps? He makes Warren Meers look suave in comparison, and Kim very much comes across as a fan of the series or at least the equivalent alternate knock off. With that in mind it makes perfect sense that she wouldn't like him.

Fridge Logic
  • In Bonding, Kim and Bonnie are stuck together by a bonding agent at the hip and Ron and Mr. Barkin are stuck together at the shoulder. Why couldn't the problem be solved by changing clothes, which both pairs obviously do multiple times throughout the episode and if the bonding was beyond just their clothes touching, why were they able to change clothes?
    • I would have to watch the episode again to see if Wade provides an explanation, but the energy effects suggest that the bonding is more magnetic force than adhesion.
    • In what could I suppose be considered "Fridge Awkwardness"... you gotta wonder just how they did stuff like use the bathroom or shower when stuck together like that. Then again, that might be what certain sorts of fanfics were made to answer...
  • How the heck does getting a Harmless Villain to say your name a Crowning Momentof Awesome?
  • Why did king Wally have to go to the US to experience what democracy is like, when he lives in Europe, surrounded by dozens of perfectly democratic countries?
    • It wasn't just him going to the US. He actually ran for and was elected class president.
  • So, Ron suddenly becomes super-wealthy due to royalties from selling his "Naco" idea to Bueno Nacho. Because Status Quo Is God, he loses all of his money at the end of the episode. Question is, his money came from royalties, which are continuous, not a lottery or an inheritance, which are simply one-time deals. Why isn't Ron continuing to receive money?
    • Maybe he is, but off screen its being deposited in a trust fund or a bank account he can't access yet.
      • Presumably, Ron (and his royalties) is the one paying KP's bills. They just don't talk about it.
      • I think it's probably something that doesn't accumulate very fast and it was just something that Ron came up with a long time ago, so the slow accumulation built up over time.
      • The slow accumulation of ninety-nine million dollars? Even if we generously say a year has passed since the invention - which is unlikely, in-universe - and even if the naco craze died off quickly, he still should be getting ridiculous amounts of money - particularly by high school student standards - on the regular.
  • In Blush, Kim starts disappearing a little bit more every time she gets embarrassed, and risks disappearing from existance. However, matter can't be destroyed or created, it can only be transformed. So scientifically, how could Kim just have disappeared like that?
  • Sure by So The Drama that had become pretty much Like Brother and Sister, but Shego stays with Drakken because....? When you get down to it, even if he does pay a lot, the stuff he's gotten her into (like the mind control incident mentioned above) is too much.
    • If she is unwilling or unable to strike out as an independent operator in her own right, it's a matter of choosing which villain to work for. Drakken, for all his flaws, may simply be the best option.
    • In addition, all the stuff he gets her into doesn't exactly reflect well on her either. It could be that by the time he'd screwed up so much she thought it worth it to look for a new boss, her own stock had dropped so badly she was stuck with him.
    • Drakken might be the only villain around who's willing to put up with Shego's insolence and mockery. The fact that he reacts entertainingly to it is a bonus.
  • Drakken's blue skin was most likely some freak lab accident. That's as far as we can guess.