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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- 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 Muscles Sequence: Episode "Ron The Man", directed at Ron, Rufus and many of Drakken's mooks, courtesy of a neat little ring that grants "instant muscles". While this makes Ron popular at school for the time he wears it, he finds out almost too late that being huge prevents him from fetching that episode's device of mass destruction in an airvent.
- Growing Up Sucks: An element in both finales.
- Hacker Cave: Wade has quite the bedroom full of computers for a ten-year-old supergenius.
- Half Truth: Eric tells Kim that his "mission" is to take her to the prom. Well, it is.
- Halloween Episode: "October 31st".
- Hammerspace: Ron pulls a pickaxe out of nowhere in "Cap'n Drakken". Where Kim keeps her PDA-like Kimmunicator, even in her cheer costume, is equally mysterious.
- Hand Blast: Shego's "plasma" blasts.
- Handy Feet (Adapted Feet): The villain Monkey Fist had his hands and feet surgically replaced with monkey-like appendages.
- Happily Ever After: Kim and Ron. The two Sealed with a Kiss series finales make this such.
- Heart Is An Awesome Power: Dr. Drakken's girly flowers are mocked during most of the finale. Then at the very end. Dr Drakken points out that it technically makes him a Plant Person with full control over plants. With that power combined with the moment of surprise due to underestimation, Dr. Drakken was able to defeat Warhok and Warmonga with ease. And since his plants also responds on his subconsciously thoughts, it was able to detect Drakken's love for Shego and could act as a matchmaker as well.
- He Who Fights Monsters: This is apparently the reason for Shego's Face-Heel Turn (by her Lawful Stupid brother version).
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: Wade, in person; broken in a late Season 3 episode.
- Heel-Face Brainwashing: When Shego gets zapped with the Reverse Polarizer and becomes good.
- Heel-Face Turn: Dr. Drakken in "Graduation". He even get a a medal from the United Nations.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Inverted or used straight depending on from what angle you're watching.
- Heroic BSOD: Both Ron and Drakken have one after finding out that Snowman Hank has been cancelled.
- Highly Visible Ninja: Often, especially in the episodes with Monkey Fist. The winner is So The Drama's "Sumo Ninja".
- High-Class Glass: Ron disguises himself in an outfit that fits this trope to a T as part of a ploy to lure out Team Impossible.
- High School Sweethearts: Kim and Ron. Best friends since Pre-K, but became an Official Couple at the Junior Prom.
- Hive Mind: The Bebes. The Tweebs seem to have this as well.
- Hive Queen: A strange variation. The Bebes decide to make Bonnie their queen simply because she is the one person that Kim hates more than anyone else and are hoping that this will give them an advantage.
- Homemade Inventions
- Hospital Hottie: Mrs. Dr. Possible
- Hot Scientist: Dr. Vivian Francis Porter is both blond, highly attractive, and very competent. And used as the aesop.
- Hulkspeak: Ron talks this way after mutating into "Gronde".
- Humans Are Warriors: Kim, Ron, and Shego in "Graduation, Part 2".
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: Not Ron to Kim, but rather Rufus to Ron.
- Hypocritical Humor: The villains expressed their disappointment at Kim for lying in the Halloween Episode.
- From "All the News," a reporter announces their station will be dropping Adrena Lynn's show and instead promoting more responsible programming. He promptly tells viewers to stick around for another hour of “Stuff on Fire!”
- 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!"
Shego: If I had a doubloon for every time I've done that (saving Drakken's booty)…
- He then literally gets a nickel for every Naco sold by Bueno Nacho, resulting in 99 Million dollars.
- In the episode "Cap'n Drakken":
- I Just Want to Be Special: Ron, on more than one occasion.
- I Know Karate: Well, not karate - kung fu. Kim knows sixteen styles apparently... Mantis not so much.
- I Know Kung-Faux: Monkey Kung-Fu, as practiced by Monkey Fist and Ron.
- 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 Echo / Brick Joke:from "CrushDrakken(to Kim): You should have stuck to babysitting!from "So the Drama", three years later:Kim: Drakken's won. I should have stuck to babysitting!
- Ironic Inversion: "Job Unfair".
- 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.
- It's Personal with the Dragon: Kim and Shego have a much more personal and visceral conflict going between them than Kim and Drakken.
- Join or Die: Gemini tries to force Ron Stoppable to join his terrorist organization of WEE by threatening him with a laser.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Team Impossible; went from just being punch clock heroes who wanted Kim to stop saving the world so they could get paid for it, and basically straight to trying to permenantly end her heroics.
- Just Friends: Kim and Ron, for Seasons 1-3.
- Karma Houdini: The Oh Boyz treated everyone like crap, especially their long-suffering manager. At the end of the episode, only the manager is punished for abandoning the Oh Boyz.
- Also, there are no repercussions to Cyrus Bortel for building (and in one case auctioning off) "ferociously unethical" behavior control devices, or to Jack Hench for knowingly providing henchmen and supplies to villains.
- Keep Away: Rufus after eating the MacGuffin becomes the object of frequent tossing about.
- Kirby Dots: The Krackle effect accompanying Shego's glow power.
- Kissing Discretion Shot: Kim and Ron in "Mentor of Our Discontent".
- Kissing Under the Influence: The moodulator leads to Kim and Ron's kiss in "Emotion Sickness".
- 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.
- Rufus' is the backbeat from Naked Mole Rap.
- DNAmy's, a Fifties romantic instrumental, doesn't appear unless she's somebody's Abhorrent Admirer (she was in pursuit of Mr. Barkin briefly before settling on Monkey Fist.)
- 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!"
- Wade: "Don't call it sci-fi, it demeans the genre!"
- Darned tootin'. S.F., please.
- Wade: "Don't call it sci-fi, it demeans the genre!"
- 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 but 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).
- Love Potion: Wade creates a modern love laser beam that causes the much older Monique to fall in love with him. It works exactly as planned, until the effect wears off and she's pissed at him. Later, the villain comes in possession of the love laser beam and uses it for massive annoyance. At the end of the episode Wade is seeing a genius girl his own age -who turns out to have invented a Love Beam of her own.