Kim Possible: Tropes S to Z
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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- Sadistic Choice: Adrena Lynn makes Kim save both Ron and Brick in this manner. She manages to save them both with ease.
- Safety Worst: "Odds Man In".
- Save the Villain: The rescue of Monkey Fist in "Gorilla Fist".
- Also saving Drakken and Shego from electrocution in "Rewriting History", and saving Drakken from drowning in "Cap'n Drakken".
- Averted when a crook robs the Senor Seniors. Rather than ignore their efforts against the con artist to regain what is rightfully theirs, Kim tries to capture them. Technically, she was trying to save the crook from Senior's revenge, so she did save a villain, just not the ones who for all intents and purposes had built their wealth legitimately and treat villainy as a hobby.
- Also saving Drakken and Shego from electrocution in "Rewriting History", and saving Drakken from drowning in "Cap'n Drakken".
- Scary Dogmatic Aliens: The Lorwardians.
- School Newspaper Newshound: Ron tried his hand at it, going so far as to expose Adrena Lynn.
- Science Fair: Kim and Justine build a portal to another dimension. Ron and Monique build a volcano at the last minute.
- Scout Out: The Pixie Scouts.
- Scotireland: Duff Killigan is Scottish in every way, save for his very Irish surname.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Shego has occasionally walked out on Drakken after one of his schemes started going south or he just got too annoying.
- Sdrawkcab Alias: Shego uses the alias "Ms. Ogehs" in "A Sitch In Time" to Transfer Ron's mother to Norway to split up Kim and Ron.
- Seldom Seen Species: Rufus.
- Sexophone: Shego (as "Miss Wobakoff") has one of these played for her in "The Mentor Of Our Discontent", whilst trying to distract Martin Smarty.
- Sealed with a Kiss: Kim and Ron in So The Drama, originally and again in the second finale of the series.
- Shades of Conflict: The show at first glance seems to be an obvious Black and White Morality. A closer look at the various moral issues and the actions of the characters in some episodes usually yields more of a Grey and Gray Morality.
- Shark Pool: Both straight and parodied.
- She-Fu: Kim; justified to some degree: she's a cheerleader, so she's supposed to be flexible.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: Ron hilariously makes this objection before the Relationship Upgrade (completely without provocation too). Shego makes similar denials about Drakken in the Grand Finale. Drakken had earlier made the same denial about Shego while trying to charm DNAmy into helping with one of his schemes. And Monkey Fist also states this about DNAmy in "Gorilla Fist".
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Mr. Barkin, especially in "Fashion Victim".
- Ship Tease: Between Ron and Kim in many third-season episodes, leading up to a literal Last Minute Hook Up in the Grand Finale. Then the show was unexpectedly Un-Canceled. Oops.
Ron: If she saw us coming out of a date movie together, she might, you know...Kim: You. And me. On a date?Ron: (suddenly incredibly awkward) Not that we, y'know, would or anything...
- The biggest offender was "Emotion Sickness", which also teased Drakken/Shego mercilessly.
- "Homecoming Upset" had its fair share of Ron/Bonnie teases.
- Then there was "Stop Team Go", which had Kim/Shego shippers in hysterics.
- Likewise with "Mad Dogs And Aliens".
- From day one of the second season, we have all manner of ship teases. Whether it be Kim worrying about Ron to a scene that mirrors the upside down kiss between Spiderman and Mary Jane. It was lampshaded in "Bad Boy". where Kim hints at Ron bringing her as a date, and context galore throughout even before "Emotion Sickness" pretty much confirmed it.
- How about when Ron is trying to get the attention of Zita, and has a little exchange with Kim.
- There was also the beginning of "Fearless Ferret" where Ron has a dream about saving Kim's life.
- Two to Tutor introduced a Shego/Senor Senior Jr. teacher/student relationship that showed pretty strong signs - but Senor Senior Sr. sabotaged it (in a very gentlemanly way, of course).
- The series finale "Graduation" strongly teases Drakken and Shego as well.
- Shoe Phone: Straight and subverted.
- Shoo Out the New Guy: Totally Radical extreme-stunts TV star Adrena Lynn appeared heavily in trailers and was intended to be a recurring arch-rival to Kim. Negative audience response saw her cut down to a one-shot villain and she never appeared again (unusual, since most villains made at least two appearances). She pops up in The Stinger for the Grand Finale, which is probably the only other time we see her.
- "Toga! Toga! Toga!" (and plenty more.)
- Kim made a reference to combusting cheerleaders.
- Shop Smart. Shop Smarty Mart.
- Team Impossible's uniforms are highly reminiscent of Cyclops, especially how he looked in the 90's.
- The show is savvy enough to have a boat pilot named Sam, in an episode where Kim dons a black stealth suit. An incomplete list of shout outs can be found on tv.com.
- A near impossible to spot one comes when Ron has to merge the staff of New Forest with the sword in the Everworld episode. The magic words? 'Treguna, mecoides'.
- In the first episode of the fourth season, we hear "All your battle suit are now belong to me!"
- Drakken's real name is Dr. Drew Lipsky, and he tells his mother he's a radio talk show psychologist. Remind you of anyone?
- Ron knocks down a mini golf Titanic, as a Suspiciously Similar Song of the film's tune plays.
- The name "Brick Flagg" implies that at least one of the writers was a fan of DC Comics' [[Suicide Squad.
- In the Christmas episode, Drakken goes into a very Grinch-esque rant about Christmas, which mentions "roast beast" and eventually devolves into Seuss-esque nonce words (which Shego lampshades)
- A quick and dirty one from Kim:
- A Sitch In Time pulls a double whammy: Not only does young Drakken wear a skull t-shirt just like Sid of Toy Story, the design echos The Punisher's style of wardrobe.
- "Monkey Fist Strikes" has Kim retrieving an artifact for the titular villain, before knowing he was evil. The scene of her retrieving the artifact is Kim's love letter to Tomb Raider.
- "It's the circle of life." Kim even lampshades it.
- "Good evening Miss Possible. The name's Schtoppable. Ron Schtoppable."
- And yet another obscure Shout-Out to you know who. Kim's casual clothes are the same gym outfit Buffy wore a few times.
- A particular phrase that Barkin shouts early in Captain Drakken ("Move that bus!") is reminiscent of a certain other show.
- Rufus In Show: Kim, Ron and Rufus survive a jump off a cliff using, of all things, a dress parachute.
- Drakken's line from Sick Day: "I'm so excited and I just can't hide it!"
- In "The Golden Years" there's one with a lot of Parental Bonus points, after describing all the ways Nana Possible is a Badass Grandma
- Larry’s Birthday: "We're gonna need a bigger boat. And water."
- Ron tells Monkey Fist to "Get your stinking paws off me!" in the episode "Monkey Ninjas in Space".
- Another Parental Bonus: "There it is... Killigan's Island."
- "This is not a party, this is not a disco, this is not fooling around!"
- Shown Their Work: The Game Boy Advance games. The second and third one especially put a lot of effort into getting all the little details right, from the ridiculous Drakken plot to Ron dancing like the Oh Boyz, they nailed the look and feel of the episodes.
- Show Within a Show: The soap opera "Agony County" is mentioned a few times, in addition to the shows from "TV Trashheap". A whole load of them are used when Trapped in TV Land in "Dimension Twist".
- Sibling Seniority Squabble: Gemini and Dr. Director. Avoided by Kim's twin brothers, strangely enough.
- Sick and Wrong: Trope Namer. Ron would frequently describes squicky things as being "sick and wrong". Really weird stuff elicits the response "This goes beyond sick and wrong, it's Wrongsick!''"
- Sick Episode: One in which nearly every named character eventually succumbs.
- Sickly Green Glow: Shego's power glows green, and she has a lot of green highlights.
- Sidekick: Ron to Kim, Shego to Dr. Drakken.
- Signed Up for the Dental
- Single-Minded Twins: The Wegos don't seem to have separate personalities, which could be related to their superpower. Jim and Tim Possible, however, just seem to be on the same wavelength. All the time.
- Sleep Cute: Kim and Ron during a boring field trip. The shippers had a field day.
- Smug Super: Shego makes sure that everyone she feels is inferior KNOWS that they are, including her brothers, her boss, and occasionally the heroic sidekick. She also mocks Kim, but considers her an equal, maybe more.
- Snap Back: The creators said the show only had "continuity by accident". Drakken's lair is always rebuilt by his next appearance; Ron's attempts to improve his popularity or social standing never stick; Kim cedes the captaincy of the cheer squad to Bonnie at the end of "Number One" but is back in the role later; and "Monkey Ninjas In Space" ends with an army of monkey ninjas claiming Ron as their leader, and are never mentioned again. As time went by, there was more Continuity Creep and Character Development, especially when the series returned for season four.
- Socially-Awkward Hero: Kim can easily take down supervillains around the world. Asking the boy she has a crush on to the school dance, on the other hand...
- Something Else Also Rises: "Homecoming Upset", the fire hose Ron is holding starts spraying all over the place when Bonnie hugs him.
- Space Is Noisy: The garbage makes the clinking of glass as it floats through space? Check. The engines make wooshing noises as it dodges between said garbage? Check.
- Spanner in the Works: Ron Stoppable can render any plans made by anyone, no matter how complex useless by wandering around and touching random objects.
- Global Justice even called it the "Ron Factor" and the secret to Kim's success.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Ron, most often with Rufus. He has also shown that he can communicate very well with other animals: Chippy, Roachie, and Professor Dementor's giant dogs, to name a few.
- Speech-Impaired Animal: Also Rufus.
- Spell My Name with a "The": Ron, for an episode.
- Spinning Clock Hands: Subverted.Barkin: Darn clock's busted again!
- Spoiler Opening: Lord Monty a.k.a. Monkey Fist appears in the opening theme from the very first episode onwards, however his first appearance was not until episode 13, where it was written as if Monty turning out to be the bad guy was a big twist.
- This is somewhat justified, as Monkey Fist's debut episode was actually the third episode produced. It was the thirteenth that Disney aired, for whatever reason.
- This happens again in the last season when the Opening changed, spoiling Warmonga well before her episode appearance. Once more her episode is written as if we're not supposed to have any idea who this other green skin lady who's helping Drakken who isn't Shego was.
- Stab the Sky "Virt-U-Ron" Ron completes the Heroic Fantasy episode in true style.
- Stable Time Loop: "A Sitch In Time", if one accepts the implication that destroying the Tempus Simia erases it from ever existing. Otherwise it's a Timey-Wimey Ball.
- Status Quo Is God: Very few things change on the show even when they should, both inverting it and playing it straight.
- In Season 4 the writers tried to add a number of other changes so the Relationship Upgrade wouldn't seem so out of place like: Ron on the football team, Kim's new car, Kim's brothers in high school, new jobs, new clothes, a few new villains, etc.
- Stealth Pun: Mego, coloured purple (violet), has his super-power described as "He's a shrinker". In "Big Bother", Ron is conflicted between his school assignment bag of flour and his new sister Hana (which is Japanese for Flower.)
- Steven Ulysses Perhero: Villainous example, D.N.Amy.
- Still Wearing The Old Colors: Shego still wears her Team Go uniform.
- Strictly Formula
- Strange Minds Think Alike: The Internet Search for "really valuable" and "heavily guarded". The discussion of outsourcing.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Steve Barkin's father Franklin turns out to have the exact same look and personality as his son.
- Stuff Blowing Up
- Suck E. Cheese's: J.P. Bearymore's Pizza Partytorium.
- Suddenly Fluent in Gibberish: In the episode "Roachie", Ron befriends a giant cockroach and soon begins having full conversations with it, imitating its clicking-noise speech.Kim: You're like the Roach Whisperer.
Ron: Y'know, if you're trying to speak 'roach, you've got it all wrong, KP. You've gotta click with your mandible.
- Sue Donym: Shego's other alias of "Ms. Whoabackoff".
- Summon to Hand: Magic sword!
- Super Cell Reception:
- The Kimmunicator has never once failed due to signal interference, unless it was deliberately jammed. It works anywhere on Earth or in near-orbit space, even deep underground. At one point, the Kimmunicator sprouts wheels in order to get to Kim. According to Wade, it also has its own satellite. She has, however, lost it a few times, and when the writers got sick of that plot, they gave her a compact wrist-mounted version.
- In the Christmas Episode, Drakken's cell phone was able to make calls from the North Pole.
- Super Family Team: Team Go!
- Supervillain: Nearly every episode has at least, at least one that appears. Some have two and a couple have entire conventions of them.
- Sure, Let's Go with That: "The Mentor of Our Discontent", Drakken has Shego don a blonde wig and dress in order to distract Martin Smarty, whilst he and Frugal Lucre break into his office. The distraction works, but Smarty becomes just a little too enamoured with Shego for her tastes, leading to this exchange;Martin Smarty: Well, hello... Being a single father such as I am, it would be my privilege to assist you, Miss...?
Shego: Whoa! Back off!
Martin Smarty: Miss... Wobakoff??
Shego: Yeah... fine. Miss Wobakoff. Yeah... clever.
*As Kim is about to jump out of the Sloth onto the Kepler*
- There's also the the misunderstanding Kim and Ron had over the Magno-Rings in "Car Alarm";
Wade: Wait! Before you go-
* The glove box pops open revealing two golden rings. Kim and Ron stare wide-eyed at each other whilst Rufus hums "Here Comes The Bride"*
Ron: ... I had nothing to do with this!
Wade: Ron... They're Magno-Rings. They'll help you hold on to the side of the Kepler.
Ron: Haha! Right. That's what I thought they were... y'know... for.
- Take Over the World: Drakken's MO, along with most of the recurring villains.
- Taken for Granite: "Oh No Yono", Kim and Sensei briefly; Monkey Fist indefinitely.
- Techno Wizard
- Teen Superspy
- Teens Are Short: Despite being seniors and probably past puberty, neither Kim nor Ron pass an adult's shoulders in terms of height.
- Tempting Fate:Kim: Spikes. Gee. Where are the snakes?
Kim: I was just being sarcastic!
- Terms of Endangerment: Shego's nicknames for Kim.
- That Came Out Wrong: In "Ill Suited", Ron steals Kim's battlesuit and uses it to cheat his way into the position of star quarterback of the football team out of fear that Kim would dump him for a jock (based in part on misunderstanding a conversation he overheard). This is revealed when Professor Dementor uses a remote device to take control of the suit, whilst Ron is still in it. He attempts to explain his position... poorly at first (whilst being controlled to fight Kim).Kim: You cheated your way onto the football team!
Ron: Yeah, but that was just a perk. I was really trying to cheat on you... *notices Kim's angrier expression* -For you! To win you!
- Theme Tune Cameo: The phrase "Call Me, Beep Me" from the Title Theme Tune is dropped in "A Sitch in Time" and "So the Drama". Also, the Kimmunicator's ringtone is the first four notes of the song. And it's played a lot. In "Team Impossible", Ron is impressed that they have their own theme tune, and tries to write one for Kim and himself. He comes up with the show's theme, of course.
- The Bad Guy Wins: A Sitch in Time explores this possibility with a Bad Future if Shego were to ever seize control of the world.
- The Greatest Story Never Told: Ron in Japan during "Exchange".
- "A Sitch in Time" takes this up to 11. Not only is it never told, not only does nobody remember it, but it retcons itself into nonexistence.
- The Power of Friendship: Kim is much less successful in villain-fighting without Ron's backup, as proven in A Sitch in Time.
- The Smart Guy: Wade is most definitely the techno-whiz of the group, making random inventions just in the nick of time for just the right mission, though a few episodes have portrayed him as not being so smart in the field.
- He's even voiced by former Smart Guy Taj Mowry.
- There Was a Door
- They Are All Grown Up: In A Sitch in Time, both Kim's little brothers and Wade.
- They Fight Crime: She's a highschool cheerleader, he's her bumbling best friend since early childhood...
- Think Nothing of It: When the people who give Kim rides to the mission site thank her for helping them previously, she always shugs it off as "No big."
- This Ain't Rocket Surgery: Kim's dad is a rocket scientist and her mom is a brain surgeon. This has been the source of many jokes in the series.
Kim: A rocket scientist and a brain surgeon and this is all you could come up with?
- They come up with a summer job at the fast food place to ease money troubles:
Mr Possible: Yes, I know it's tax season; that's why I'm calling an accountant. (pause) Look, ma'am, I'm no rocket scientist - well, actually I am - (whoever is on the other end hangs up) Hello? Hello?
- And on tax forms, while Kim's father is calling an accountant:
Tim: You're a rocket scientist! Can't you do something?Mr. Possible: Well, I could put it in geosynchronous orbit, but I'm not sure how that would help.
- When the Possible family's TV stops working:
- This Billboard Needs Some Salt: The Dimension Monster and "Gronde" both try this.
- This Is Reality: Wade suggests he should "be myself" to attract his crush, and Ron replies "That only works in cartoons!"
- Subverted in another episode: "This isn't one of your stupid science fiction games, Larry! Ron's facing a kung fu mutant with bio-engineered hands, and mystical monkey powers, and..." At that point, Kim decides to give Larry's idea a try.
- This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Ron's father, an actuary, spends an entire episode trying to be a hero to his son. Luckily, his number-crunching skills turned out very useful when they faced the Mathter:Kim: Did you know your dad had it in him?
Ron: No, but who knew we’d be facing a math-crazed villain?
Kim: Yep. So convenient.
- This Page Will Self-Destruct: "Job Unfair".
- Throw It In: Shego's personality. Originally she wasn't intended to be a Deadpan Snarker who enjoyed needling her boss more than listening to him, but Nicole Sullivan's voice acting led the writers to play to her ability for that.
- Motor Ed was created because John DiMaggio was goofing around in the break room and made up the voice for a laugh.
- Title Drop: Not the series title (too easy), but the line "Can't anyone stop Team Go?" in the episode...well, guess.
- Not to mention in "Big Bother" Ron makes mention of two other episodes by name "Emotion Sickness" and "So The Drama"
- Title Sequence: The show uses clips from the show during the theme. The first montage is used throughout the first 3 seasons, but it updated during the fourth. Though in the first montage there is some debate about the brief scene of a giant Shego battling a miniature Kim, as nothing of the sort actually happens in the show. A Bait And Switch Clip Perhaps?
- Trap Door: It comes with the territory. Straight, Subverted and Lampshaded. "And suddenly, the world was full of holes."
- Trapped In Tv Land: "Dimension Twist".
- Tripod Terror: The Lorwardian walkers; technically four-legged, but they fit the trope.
- Tron Lines: Kim's battlesuit.
- Trope Namer: Sick and Wrong and Give Geeks a Chance
- Troubled Fetal Position: Occurs a few times throughout the series, such as Drakken assuming this position when Shego freaks out in the lair from the Moodulator and when Ron locks himself in his panic room.
- TV Teen
- Twin Banter: Jim and Tim, naturally. Hicka-bicka-boo? Hooshaw!
- Two Lines, No Waiting: Most episodes contain a supervillain plot and something from Kim's normal life.
- Two-Teacher School: Due to the Noodle Incident, Mr Barkin will be teaching this class/trip/whatever. How many members of staff do we see apart from Barkin?
- We actually saw the journalism teacher in season 1, a math teacher in season 2 and Ms. Go as a sub in season 4, and someone who might have been the principal in the Grand Finale. That's it.
- Interestingly, one episode referred to Miss Go being a substitute for a Miss Carlson, injured while skateboarding. Yes, as in Kim's voice actress.
- Home Economics is so underappreciated in Middleton High that, when Kim and Ron took the class, (which they only did because they missed the chance to take other classes instead of that one), it was revealed to them, to the viewers and the faculty that the last Home Economics teacher retired years ago. Mr. Barkin was then put in charge. However, his whole experience on the subject consisted on looking for food in the forests he was deployed in during his military days. He even brought a shovel to class. He was even fair enough to step out as soon as Ron proved himself more knowledgeable on Home Economics than him.
- Tykebomb: Hana Stoppable aka "The Weapon" or "The Han".
- Underwater Base: Drakken's had more than one of these. The big glass window tends not to last long.
- Under The Mistletoe: Kim and Ron. Except that it's parsley. Works anyway, though.
- Unnamed Parent: Kim's parents were both just Dr. Possible - a rocket scientist and a brain surgeon - but each finale episode contained a reveal for one of them. Kim's father was revealed as James Timothy Possible in So The Drama, and Kim's mother was called Annie in "Graduation".
- The Unreveal: Several throughout the series, but notably the very last episode ends as Dr. Drakken is about to tell the story about how his skin turned blue when the series ends.
- Vague Age: Shego. She apparently has a degree in teaching. She has also apparently shown romantic feelings for Drakken (who was in college with Kim's father), and definitely dated Mr. Barkin. On the other hand, she acts like a teenager and is young enough to date Senor Senior Jr, who might be Kim's age (sixteen - eighteen).
- Shego claims in "Clean Slate" to an amnesia-afflicted Kim that she was a senior when Kim was a freshman, and owes Shego $10. She likely only said this because she knew she looks young enough to pull off the lie (and get some cash off her arch-enemy to boot).
- The ages of Kim and Ron (and by extension, their fellow students) are also never really addressed beyond Word of God describing them as "high school age". Although given a few details throughout the series (moving to senior year, being able to drive, graduating etc.) it can be reasonably assumed that they start out in the series at 14/15, before ending up at 17/18 in the final season.
- Vapor Wear: The animators of Kim Possible probably did not foresee the unintended implications of this screenshot...◊
- Verbal Tic: Motor Ed, seriously. Even the annoying Frugal Lucre is bothered by it.
- Dememtor has a habit of speaking AS THOUGH CAPSLOCK IS ZE CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL!!!!! He also has ze German style of speech, yes.
- Villain Ball: Outright embraced by several villains, especially Señor Senior Senior, who took up villainy because he was rich and bored. Seeing how close he can get to victory while strictly adherring to the so-called "code of villainy" seems to be the whole point of the challenge for him.
- Notably snapped up by Shego in "A Sitch in Time" when she has Drakken strap Kim to a Bond Villain-esque torture table instead of just killing her. Slightly jarring after Shego managed to conquer the world by sole virtue of being far more competent than the three other villains who had been busy juggling the Villain Ball between them for the entire first act.
- Villain Decay: Mostly played straight, but sometimes averted and Zig-Zagged. Some villains like Duff Killigan and Professor Dementor play it straight, however Monkey Fist averts it and Drakken goes from Harmless Villain to Not-So-Harmless Villain as the story needs.
- Villain Exit Stage Left: Frequently, often with enough time for Drakken to deliver his Catch Phrase. I guess a Cardboard Prison is too good for some villains.
- Villains Never Lie: The villains who appeared in the Halloween Episode chimed in, agreeing that lying to her parents was a terrible thing to do.
- When Dr. Drakken tried to take over the world by marketing a brain-washing shampoo with a label that warned people about the brain-washing, Drakken said it was Truth In Advertising.
- Villains Out Shopping: Shown many times, once even literally.
- Villain Song: Dr. Drakken gets a rap number to promote his new brand of brainwashing shampoo in the episode "Rappin’ Drakken"
- Villain Team-Up: Drakken, Shego, and Motor Ed in "Steal Wheels", Drakken, Monkey Fist, Killigan, and Shego in "A Sitch in Time", Drakken and Lucre in "The Mentor of Our Discontent", Shego and Junior in "Two to Tutor" and "The Big Job", Shego and Motor Ed in "Car Alarm", and Drakken, Shego, and Hamsterviel in the Lilo & Stitch: The Series episode "Rufus".
- Violent Glaswegian: Duff Killigan's temper got him banned from every golf course in the world.
- Visible Invisibility: The cloaking device on the Wadebot 2.0, Kim's Battlesuit and one of Drakken's lairs.
- Visions of Another Self: (the episode with Kim's ancestor Miriam "Mim" Possible, also a multiple Identical Grandchildren bordering on Generation Xerox.
- Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Our current page image, so not the drama.
- Wanted Poster: Shego and Drakken have these. They're in Kim's locker at her school.
- Wax On, Wax Off: In "Oh No! Yono!" Ron's showing Hana the "Flippie Dance" gives her the agility and acrobatic moves needed to beat Yono and Monkey Fist.
- Weakness Turns Her On: Kim to Ron since she is much stronger than him. At least until the Grand Finale. Then she might be turned on by his level in badass.
- Weaksauce Weakness: The fake clones that Drakken creates of Bonnie, Kim, Ron, and Rufus disintegrate into green goo on contact with soda.
- We Will Meet Again: Pretty much what all the villains in the show say when defeated.
- Occasionally inverted when Drakken declares "We won't meet again!" after springing a Death Trap.
- Weather Control Machine: Drakken uses these once in a while, as did the temporarily-evil Ron with his "Mega-Weather-Generator".
- A Weighty Aesop: Executive Meddling enforced this, which is why "Grande Size Me" exists (complete with subtle Lampshade Hanging).
- Weirdness Coupon: No-one really seems bothered by Kim and Ron skipping out of school to fly around the world fighting supervillains, despite Kim being fairly famous for it. Drakken and Shego never attract attention for their unusual appearance.
- We Want Our Jerk Back: Drakken in "Bad Boy". Ron has this attitude towards Shego in "Stop Team Go".
- What Is Evil?: Drakken tries to invoke this with Kim, referencing Shades of Conflict, in the episode ‘Ron Millionaire’. Kim ignores him.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway??: Ron unwisely mocks Burns' number-crunching abilities. Other examples occur throughout.
- "Mathter and Fervent" has Mr. Stoppable use his own math-based brain power to take on the Mathter and win in a show that Math can be an Awesome Power to use.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human??: The fatalities of the series includes The Bebes (robots), Syntho-Drone 901 (a ridiculously human synthodrone), Warmonga and Warhawk (aliens), and Drakken's insta-clones of Kim, Ron, Rufus, and Bonnie (from "Kimitation Nation"). No human was harmed.
- Save for Monkey-Fist. Kinda. Well, he as turned to stone and then buried under dozens of tons of sand. And then he showed up in a cafe in the trailer of the last episode... still as a stone.
- When Elders Attack: In 'The Golden Years', Drakken's army of seniors attacks Kim.
- Where The Heck Is Middleton?: A question asked frequently of the creators.
- Who Would Want to Watch Us??: "And The Molerat will be CGI".
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In Ron's case, monkeys.
- Played straight with Kim, when she was exploring that Monkey Temple, for the Monkey artifact.
- "Gee where are the snakes?"(cue snakes surrounding her) "I was just being SARCASTIC!"
- One episode had Kim telling Ron to basically quit being a sissy for complaining about a spider bite on his face, while walking in the sewers looking for some mad scientist. When a bunch of cockroaches the size of a medium-to-large dog run by, she goes into Heroic BSOD, and nearly throws up.
- Played straight with Kim, when she was exploring that Monkey Temple, for the Monkey artifact.
- Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?: Asked by Senor Senior Junior and answered by Shego.
- Why We Can't Have Nice Things: Monkey Fist's "artifact assault" in "Oh No Yono", and Drakken's response to Shego's fight with Warmonga.
- Wicked Cultured: Senor Senior Senior, Falsetto Jones.
- Wimp Fight: Ron and Drakken sometimes engage in ineffectual slapfights while Kim and Shego carry on a more serious battle.
- World of Action Girls: Provides the trope quote.
- World of Pun: The show is notorious for this, as Kim herself has noted once or twice.
- Writing Around Trademarks: Many.
- Mego's costume is purple because he's a shrinker....
- Bueno Nacho is an analogue of Taco Bell.
- The supermarket chain Wal-, er, Smarty-Mart.
- Kim goes to see chick-flick The Memo Pad with Shego. (The Notebook)
- Drakken gets himself on American Starmaker as part of an evil plan.
- Towards the end, there's a magazine called Humans (probably a stand-in for People magazine).
- There's also Ballroom With B Actors, and celebs like the Holsen twins, Britina and Oh Boyz.
- Sometimes this would be inconsistent: Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts are mentioned by name, where others are Lawyer Friendly Cameos, and Ron has the Sony Ericsson ringtone.
- Wrong Insult Offence: This exchange from "Clothes Minded":Shego: Huh, pretty impressive for a college reject.Drakken: Hey! College dropout, Shego. They let me in, I let myself out.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: Ron, in several episodes, achieves popularity. His life doesn't suck as much anymore! Oh wait...
- You Are Grounded: In October 31st, Kim's grounded at the end of the episode.
- You Are the New Trend: One episode has Kim's mission outfit being the new 'in' trend. Ron's casual outfit becomes the new trend at the end of the same episode.
- You Get What You Pay For: In one episode, Dr. Drakken angrily complains about the shortcomings of his henchmen; Shego scoffs at him for being too cheap to hire better ones.
- You Have Failed Me: Played straight, and for laughs, with Gemini. Subverted in So The Drama: Drakken appears to say this seriously to Shego after Kim foils her, but he doesn't really mean it.
- You Have No Chance to Survive: At least once, Dr. Drakken says "Farewell, Kim Possible! We won't meet again!" as he leaves her in a Death Trap.
- Your Other Left: "Your other starboard!"