Recap: Kim Possible S 2 E 4 The Ron Factor
After chasing a ninja, Kim & Ron end up at the headquarters of Global Justice, who are studying what they call "The Ron Factor", which they believe to the be the secret of Kim's success. As Dr. Director explains the agency's conclusions to a skeptical Kim, a tiny spy bug overhears the discussion and transmits it to the headquarters of the Worldwide Evil Empire, which is led by the villain Gemini, who seeks to control "the Ron Factor" for himself.Ron, naturally gains a swelled head from all this attention, infuriating Kim, while Gemini dispatches his agent Delta to capture him at Middleton Mall. When that plan fails, the villain decides to do it himself, attacking Bueno Nacho when GJ is there, and spiriting Ron off. When Kim attempts to save him, he shocks her off his helicopter, but she manages to land in Dr. Director's jet.The two eventually make it to WEE's undersea headquarters, where Gemini attempts to convince Ron to be his agent Alpha. There, the two learn Gemini is Dr. Director's (fraternal) twin brother, who is jealous she never accepted him as the older twin. The two argue ,during which Kim & Ron manage to destroy the base and capture Gemini. Though Dr. Director chalks it up to "the Ron Factor," Ron admits the success was due to "the Kim factor, with a little splash of Ron." GJ then deems the Ron factor a failure, but have higher hopes for their next project... "the Rufus factor."
This episode provides examples of:
- Berserk Button: Never mention the name of that one worldwide crimefighting organization in Pepe's presence.
- Buffy Speak: "See, you are so prone to big headiness."
- Captain Obvious:Ron: (looks at Rufus with x-ray glasses) Rufus, you look naked.
- Chekhov's Gun: The Chinese finger trap Ron puts on Rufus is later used to turn Gemini's own shock hand against him.
- Continuity Nod: The pictures of Ron of Global Justice's computer are taken from Crush, Downhill, Coach Possible, & Bueno Nacho.
- Embarrassing First Name: When Dr. Director and Gemini address each other as "Sheldon" and "Betty", it's clear that they're trying to take each other down a peg.
- Evil Twin: A non-identical example; Gemini is Dr. Director's evil fraternal twin, and doesn't particularly resemble her (even allowing for the fact that he's male) except insofar as they both wear an eyepatch.
Gemini: I am her dark reflection, her evil opposite in every way.Ron: So, if she wants "the Ron Factor", you must be totally not into it.Gemini: Oh, you're good.
- Actually pointed out:
- Fun with Acronyms: The Worldwide Evil Empire, or WEE.
- Genre Savvy: Agent Delta was smart enough to know not to sit in a chair Gemini offered him. Too bad he had the bench booby trapped as well.
- Incredibly Lame Pun:Gemini: (aiming his finger missiles) Let me give you a hand.Kim: How many times have you used that line?Gemini: And it's still fresh.
- Magical Security Camera: Somehow, Global Justice has clips of several of Kim's past adventures.
- Mister Muffykins: Gemini's chihuahua Pepe, who barks his head off at any mention of Global Justice.
- Poke the Poodle: Despite being a worldwide organization of evil, the clips show the WEE agents doing stuff like puncturing tires & stealing candy from babies.
- Shout-Out: Dr. Director's computer in the opening looks very familiar.
- As mentioned below, the WEE base bears a striking resemblance to Atlantis from The Spy Who Loved Me
- Sibling Seniority Squabble: The reason that Dr. Director & Gemini are at odds is because Gemini is the older of the two and she never accepted that.
- Special Edition Title: The opening credits montage is briefly interrupted by Kim incredulously asking, "No, seriously, you want Ron?"
- Specifically Suspicious Denial: After Ron claims that Gemini capturing him is part of his plan.Gemini: Really? (pushes button on console, causing chair to come out from the floor and clamp around Ron;s wrists & ankles) Is this also part of your plan?Ron: Um...yes.
- Supervillain Lair: While this is common in the Possible 'Verse, Gemini's is very Bond-ish in appearance.
- Theme Naming: All of the WEE agents (save Gemini) are named after the letters of the Greek alphabet.
- Title Drop: Several times in fact.
- We Can Rule Together: Gemini tries to gain the power of "The Ron Factor" by making Ron his right-hand man. He doesn't take "no" for an answer.
- You Have Failed Me: Gemini drops unsuccessful agents down trap doors.
- His minions quickly develop a keen sense of Genre Savvy trying to avoid sitting in certain chairs whenever Gemini calls on this trope.