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Kim Possible: Tropes G to L
This page covers tropes found in Kim Possible.

Tropes A to F | Tropes G To L | Tropes M to R | Tropes S to Z | YMMV


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    G 
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Wade and the Tweebs.
  • The Gay Nineties: "Rewriting History"
  • Genius Ditz: Motor Ed is an unparalleled mechanical and engineering genius, so much so that Drakken has to turn to him for help when creating a doomsday vehicle. He's also an extremely ditzy rocker archetype who cares more about his mullet and cruising on some hot wheels than anything else. His plans often involve using his genius skills for some almost moronically simple goal, like stealing a rocket that could easily destroy everything for miles simply to make a hotrod to cruise down the highway with.
  • Genre Savvy: Several...primarily Kim, Ron, Wade, and Shego.
    • Señor Senior Sr plays this totally straight, because he learned his supervillainy in books and it's an eccentric hobby for him.
  • Geographic Flexibility: Played straight, and Lampshaded in "Clothes Minded". Kim and Ron can go anywhere in the world and be back home for dinner.
  • Ghost Pirate: Dr. Drakken is possessed by one in "Cap'n Drakken".
  • Gilligan Cut: Kim trying to avoid her brothers' cold in "Sick Day":
    Kim: I do not want to catch this.
    [Cut to Kim in bed with a cold]
    Kim: How did I catch this?
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals
  • Girls Need Role Models, as long as they're not too perfect. At least they're honest enough to hang a lampshade on it.
  • Give Geeks a Chance: Kim x Ron...the former page image and The Trope Name comes from a phrase used by the creators in an interview.
  • Gloved Fist of Doom: Usually two-fisted.
  • Glove Snap
  • Goggles Do Nothing: The "future" gear of "A Sitch In Time". The "future hat" also does nothing.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: Kim wears one of Shego's suits while under Drakken's Mind Control.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Kim's usual method of dealing with villains is to make them Talk to the Fist.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Drakken's long, twisted scar on the left side of his face is definitely evil. Yup. That's how you know he's a bad guy.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Ron's boxers are either a solid color or have polka dots. It's Mr. Dr. Possible who suffers the most with his neon-heart print underwear. Drakken and Shego find a load of Dementor's stuff in the timeshare lair, including boxers with a skull motif.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Barkin mitigates his blasphemy by saying "Cheese and crackers!" The worst Drakken says is "Oh, snap."
  • Government Conspiracy: The U.S. Government had known for a long time that aliens are real, but purposely disseminated this fact as a conspiracy to make the general public believe that conspiracy theorists seem like paranoid individuals and discredit the theory. Lampshaded by Ron on the questionable logic of this plan given that everyone already suspected that the U.S. Government was hiding evidence for aliens.
  • GPS Evidence: twice.
  • Grade Skipper: Wade was ten years old when he got a college degree. Kim's younger brothers later entered the trope.
  • Graduate from the Story: The two-parter ending "Graduation" was called that for a reason.
  • Grand Finale: Two: So The Drama, then "Graduation". The second is a half-hour shorter, but even grander.
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol
  • Gravity Sucks: The Lorwardian ship falls like a rock after Rufus turns off the ship via the off switch.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Kim and Ron encounter this in the third Season and So The Drama, due to a Romantic False Lead and a new friend with a kickass wheelchair and videogames. There was also Kim "jelling" over how close Yori seemed to Ron in "Gorilla Fist".
    • Kim gets jealous over Ron at almost the drop of a hat: she also gets jealous when he becomes good friends with Felix in "Steal Wheels," and gets very angry over the time he and Bonnie spend together in "Homecoming Upset" - a lot more justified that time, however, as they were dating at that point and Bonnie was doing everything in her power to run it in. To her credit, she manages to direct almost all her anger at Bonnie and not Ron.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: Warmonga.
  • Groupie Brigade: Movie star Heather (with Kim in tow) is pursued through the school by one in "And the Mole Rat Will Be CGI".
  • Growing Up Sucks: An element in both finales.

    H 

    I 
  • Identical Grandson: In the "Visions of Another Self" episode, lampshaded by Ron when they discover doubles for Kim, Ron, Barkin, Drakkeon, Shego, Dementor and finally Wade.
    "Come on this is ridiculous!"
  • Idiot Ball: Ron's intelligence varies from episode to episode, and sometimes he's just flat out clutching this ball. Kim gets it a few times, too.
    Ron: Hello, Information? I'd like the number for 911 immediately please!
  • I Don't Want to Ruin Our Friendship: This is Ron's reason for not getting together with Kim before they did (Kim's reason is partially this, but mainly about peer pressure). The first time this is made explicit is "Emotion Sickness", when Kim was under Moodulator influence. The second time, occurs in So The Drama and almost leads into...
    • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Ron decides against telling Kim how he really feels, leaving her to attend the prom with Eric whilst he doesn't go and instead sits in Bueno Nacho feeling sorry for himself... where he learns that Drakken is using Bueno Nacho as part of his new plan, leading to the reveal that Eric is a synthodrone, and allowing Ron the chance to confess to Kim, who returns his affection.
  • If I Had a Nickel: In "Ron Millionaire". "If I had a nickel for every time I heard that [talking about Bonnie's comment]...I could have grande-sized!"
    • He then literally gets a nickel for every Naco sold by Bueno Nacho, resulting in 99 Million dollars.
    • In the episode "Cap'n Drakken":
    Shego: If I had a doubloon for every time I've done that (saving Drakken's booty)…
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Ron, on more than one occasion.
  • I Know Karate: Kim knows sixteen styles apparently... Mantis not so much.
    • Kung Fu not Karate
  • I Know Kung-Faux: Monkey Kung-Fu, as practiced by Monkey Fist and Ron.
    • There is actually a real Monkey Kung Fu, but it's obviously not what the show is referring to and does not involve McGuffins.
    • In a case of Shown Their Work, Monkey Kung Fu is also known as Tai Shing Pek Kwar and Monkey Fist.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: Kim and Duff Killigan.
  • I Minored in Tropology: Evil sidekick and Dark Action Girl Shego holds a degree in child development.
  • I Need to Go Iron My Dog: In "Sink or Swim", Kim makes the excuse of having to go and get more firewood to avoid listening to anymore of Ron's stories about Camp Wannaweep. Mr. Barkin joins her and we have this exchange:
    Mr. Barkin: I cannot take another campfire story.
    Kim: Why do you think I'm going?
  • Imagine Spot: Ron imagines scoring the touchdown, heheh.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: Kim's flippy waist-length hair is no impediment to acrobatics or combat and is only occasionally tied back. Shego's edges into Rapunzel Hair, reaching past her hips yet still blowing dramatically in the wind. Both quickly spring back into shape, no matter what happens to them.
  • I'm Not a Hero, I'm...: Ron's dad does this to the Mathter before a math-based brain battle.
    Mathter: And what kind of hero are you?
    Mr. Stoppable: I'm no hero. I'm Actuary of the Year.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: Ron, taking on the mantle of the Fearless Ferret.
    • Also, Señor Senior Senior doesn't seem to be having much luck teaching Junior how to be a proper villain.
  • Informed Judaism: Ron is supposed to be Jewish.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: John DiMaggio IS Motor Ed. Seriously.
  • Inventional Wisdom: The Lorwardian Mothership is shut down by a single button, not even code locked.
  • In the Blood: "Anything is possible for a Possible!" And the show more or less follows that idea. All the Possible family have some sort of badassness in them.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Miss Go; justified because she is the exact opposite of Shego via a Mirror Morality Machine.
  • Instant Expert: Kim. Mostly confined to the first season. The crowning moment being her being able to fly a space shuttle after seeing a monkey do it first.
  • Insistent Terminology: "This building is actually made of cheese."
  • Institutional Apparel: All the villains that end up in prison end up wearing orange jumpsuits.
  • Insult Backfire: When Kim tries to zing Monkey Fist in "Oh No! Yono!" she accidentally reveals that Ron's sister, Hana, is "The Han" Monkey Fist is looking for. When he realizes this, he slaps his forehead and realizes "How blind I've been!"
  • Insult Misfire: "Showdown at the Crooked D".
    Ron: (To Mr. Dr. P.) Don't let him call you a lackwit!
  • Involuntary Dance: Happens when Kim and Ron end up hypnotised and end up being ordered to dance by Señor Senior Junior.
  • Ironic Inversion: "Job Unfair".
  • Irony as She Is Cast: Hidden Talent reveals Kim cannot sing high notes. In fact she is truly atrocious at it. Christy Carson Romano, her voice actress, is in fact an accomplished singer as she demonstrates at the end of the episode.
  • It Is Pronounced Tro PAY:
    Kim: ... Miss... Guide?
    Miss Guide: "Guh-DAY", dear.
    Kim: Uh, g'day to you too.
  • Island Base: Drakken and The Seniors.
  • It Only Works Once: "Queen Bebe": Kim sees that the robotic villains, the "Bebes", no longer respond to radio interference like they did in "Attack of the Killer Bebes". This makes sense, as because the Bebes (and Kim) are moving at hyperspeed, a hypersonic emission would be much slower, and as such would not have the same effect.
  • It's Personal: "Car Alarm". Jim and Tim emphasize the upgrades to the Sloth are because Motor Ed outran them.
    • Done doubly in "Team Impossible". Kim has had it with the so-called heroes and is wiping the floor with them and them some. Ron is basically eating popcorn, then Wade shows up in the flesh, because they spiked his computers, and he is really mad.

    J 

    K 

    L 
  • Lampshade Hanging: Kim Possible loves these. Ron in particular. For example, the Collapsing Lair.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia
  • Laser-Guided Karma: A good example happens to Bonnie. It is revealed that she was the only senior in Middleton High who wasn't graduating because she missed an important quiz on the last week of school, forcing her to attend summer school.
  • Laser Hallway: Kim's first mission involved the in-universe mother of these. More appear throughout the series.
  • Last Minute Hook Up: You could say the ending of The Movie was that for Kim and Ron.
  • Last Name Basis: Inverted with Shego. Her last name is "Go", but she has "She" in front because she used to be good and a part of a team with her brothers, and she was the girl of the team. It's also possible their names relate to their first names, but they're never given. Lampshaded by Ron in "Go Team Go".
  • Laughably Evil
  • Lawful Stupid: Hego.
  • LEGO Genetics: DNAmy's creations are an example, as are Drakken's customized clones.
  • Leitmotif: Kim, Rufus, Shego, Killigan and Monkey Fist all have their own themes, which made for an interesting climax in "Adventures in Rufus-Sitting", when the theme switches to whoever has the ball (well, molerat) at the time.
  • Les Collaborateurs: Bonnie Rockwaller is an instructor in one of Shego's re-education centers in A Sitch in Time.
  • Less Embarrassing Term: Professor Dementor responds to Ron's comment about the "dress" he's wearing by shouting "It's a HOUSECOAT!"
  • Lethal Chef: The school lunch lady fixes unrecognizable glop most of the time which may or may not be considered food. Kim also starts as this, and fan works tends to bring this to physics-defying levels, despite the fact she actually improved considerably at the end of the episode.
  • Le Parkour
  • The Little Black Dress: You know the one.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Many, many characters are guilty of this. (Bonnie wears her cheer costume an awful lot for someone supposed to be fashion-conscious.) Got better in Season 2 when the animators give both Kim and Ron got new rotating outfits. Ron was eventually returned to his jersey and cargos because the crew didn't like the "bowling shirt".
    • Bonnie lampshaded this on Season 1 (Episode 16) with the line "Kim Possible, you are such a loser! I mean you wear that same outfit, like, every day!"
  • Lock and Load Montage: The penultimate episode has Kim suiting up in battle armor, then picking up Ron in her Cool Car, like she is going to vape Drakken for keeps. Turns out it's for a puma in a tree.
  • Loony Fan: Cousin Joss Possible (for Kim, and at the end of the episode, Ron), later Frugal Lucre (for Drakken).


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