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YMMV: Kim Possible
  • Accidental Innuendo: Kim asking Ron if he wants the ultimate ride is just one of the tamer instances of this.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: A not-uncommon theory is that the series is actually about Ron and his growth since he undergoes the biggest change in the series and, as opposed to Kim, is actually afraid but powers through it to save the day anyway.
    • Most believe that Ron could and is even better than Kim is at heroics, but for some reason intentionally holds himself back so as to not surpass her. These theories hold more truth when Ron becomes evil, therefore couldn't care less if he was hurting Kim, and became the most successful villain in the series to the point of scaring Shego into falling in line. Also another hint to this is the fact Kim, minus Ron, is far less effective in her heroics.
  • Anvilicious: The episode focused on dietary health. Intentionally so.
  • Creator Worship: The creators of Kim Possible, Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Shego is most guilty of this, but the other villains have their moments of going from nasty to funny and back again.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Plenty, but special mention goes to "Emotion Sickness" for Ron and Drakken's reactions to the Moodulator-induced flirting from Kim and Shego respectively.
  • Death of the Author:
  • Die for Our Ship: Curiously, the Yori is free of this. Kim's crush Josh Mankey, on the other hand...
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Shego and Dr. Drakken were originally supposed to be merely two of the show's rotating cast of villains, but due to their popularity were shown more often until they became regulars, and their personalities changed.
    • Ron, or rather, the evil Zorpox version of him.
    • Warmonga
  • Evil Is Cool: Not only does this at least seem to be Shego's philosophy, but look at what happened to Ron in that personality-switch-turned-him-evil incident.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Shego.
  • Executive Meddling: Both Good and Bad:
    • They requested an animal sidekick. We got Rufus.
    • In the episode "Bad Boy", Standards and Practices wouldn't allow the writers to show Drakken making coffee. They suggested chocolate milk instead, and the writers turned that into "Coco Moo", resulting in one of the series' funnier gags. (The rumor that "Coco Moo" itself resulted from S&P forbidding the phrase "chocolate milk" is unfounded, as Drakken actually does use that phrase in the episode.)
    • The "good eating" episode, mandated by exec, but what we got was....shudder
    • The original plan to make "Rappin' Drakken" a Villain Episode was vetoed.
    • Requested that the hats in "Showdown at the Crooked D" be called "Silly Hats" rather than "Stupid Hats". They even lampshaded it.
    Drakken: The Silly Hat!
    Shego: Not the name I would have chosen...
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: A subverted regular Aesop from "Return to Camp Wannaweep". You shouldn't be suspicious, and people can change...except for sometimes they don't, and suspicion can be a good thing.
  • Fanon: Wade's last name is never actually mentioned in the series, but all the fans know him as Wade Load, or Wade Lode, etc.
    • It's All There in the Manual. Some of the show merchandise uses Wade's full name, including the Disney Channel website at one point.
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: Hilariously, Drakken got this done to him by the Evil Eye for the Bad Guy group. To many people’s relief the outfit was a one episode thing.
  • Foe Yay: Kim and Shego... Interesting subtext or reading far too much into a relationship based on close combat and snark?
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Christy Carlson Romano fans might find the idea of Kim trying to break Hillary Duff's spirit in Cadet Kelly uncomfortable, after watching the same plot attempted by the villains in A Sitch in Time.
  • Germans Love Kim Possible: The popularity of the show in Germany is a major reason for its revival; Germany is also the only country getting complete season box sets on DVD outside of the US thus far.
  • Growing the Beard: Steve Loter came in during season 2 as a director and producer. Under his wing, the episode pace was sped up, and much more focus was put on Ron, Drakken and Shego.
  • Hollywood Homely: Ron's been mentioned by a number of characters to be less than good looking, to the point of being ugly...when actually, he's rather cute.
  • Ho Yay (See Foe Yay)
    • Ron when he goes giggling Fan Boy for Oh Boyz, he seems to like the band . . . a little too much.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Both Kim and Shego.
  • Mary Sue:
    • An interesting flip flop, as in the first season Kim can literally "do anything" and looks good while doing it without breaking a sweat. "I can do anything" is a self-admitted braggy motto. Kim can't cook, can't sing high notes, can't drive (immediately - this one makes less sense, as she's been driving bikes and aircraft already), can't sit at the Senior table, can't say "no" to someone in need, can't say anything to her crush, can't resist a challenge. Ron points this out when Kim fails the driving test.
      Kim: "I'm Kim Possible, I can do anything!"
      Ron: "That includes FAIL, see the logic?"
    • Ron would acquire some new skill and Kim would gain some sort of character flaw or just stay the same. When he says Let's Get Dangerous he gets as suish as Kim was at the start of the series. Usually this is when Kim is incapacitated, which is far more often than a standard Mary Sue.
  • Memetic Mutation: Kim Possibru
  • Memetic Sex Goddess: Kim is a very popular target for Rule 34. Of course, this is the girl who "can do anything".
    • Back when the fandom was active, 90% of the captions for the various forum caption contests and threads were basically about Kim's insatiable sexual desire, usually shown with a picture of Kim standing next to a pile of knocked out goons or Ron or Drakken then the caption of her wanting more. No-one can keep up. Except for Shego.
    • Dr.Ann Possible. Full stop.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Warhok and Warmonga were about to take Kim back to Lorwardia and stuff her as Warmonga's trophy. And they say this in front of Ron. Not only their people have conquered and enslaved planets, but apparently they would gladly kill and mount a teenager who messes with them.
    • Monkey Fist crosses it in Season 4 when his obsession with Monkey Power reaches new heights and he makes a deal with the Yono.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: Kim's Communicator of course.
  • Never Live It Down: Ron receives many "Jimmy Olsen" powers throughout the series, but the fans seem to have latched on to his one time usage of "Monkey Power" and the magical "Lotus Blade" and built on it and in the Post Script Season, the actual writers did the same.
  • No Problem with Licensed Games: Team Possible for the GBA is one of the best titles on the system and wears the license with pride.
    • What's The Switch is a pretty good platformer with a good plot and dialogue.
  • Periphery Demographic: For a show aimed at tweens, the show is remarkably popular among their parents and other adults, especially taking in the LGBT Fanbase aspect. It was also quite a target for Rule 34.
  • Real Women Never Wear Dresses: Generally averted. Kim can take on anyone in a fight, often appears more of a tomboy than Ron and doesn't often wear skirts or dresses outside of occasions and cheering. But she's also a cheerleader, has no aversion to the colour pink, and has stereotypical teenage-girl interests - dating boys, clothes shopping, soft toys, boy bands and such.
  • Ron the Death Eater: Ron Stoppable The Death Eater. Seriously, you go on one Helm Of Opposite Alignment-induced rampage and suddenly everyone expects you to be the next Dr. Doom. Rare example of when it's not done for shippy reasons...
    • Exception: He is occasionally derailed by KiGo fanfiction to get him 'out of the way'.
      • Well, for shipping purposes fanfic authors tend to go the "stupid and useless" route for derailing Ron. They save the evil/abusive card for Kim.
      • Amusingly enough, a lot (though not all) of "Ron turning evil" fics are less to get him out of the way for Kim and Shego to get together and more because.... Well, the Opposite Alignment version of Ron was arguably the coolest, most badass villain on the show!
    • Kim's father Dr. Possible also get this from time to time for being a major instigator in Drakken's origin, and just acting overly smug in general, so he's often treated like a bad father too even though he's clearly not. What's Hilarious in Hindsight is that his voice actor would later go on to voice a real scumbag father.
  • Rule 34: Shego/Kim is ... quite popular, not just for Hentai. Though they get that too.
    • There are several other interesting pairings that have been written up. For example, Kim and Joss, who is KIM'S COUSIN.
  • The Scrappy: Artie. Though the show makes clear he's the way he is because his single workaholic father ignores him.
  • Testosterone Brigade: Have you seen some of the fan art on deviantART? For a Disney girls' show, Kim Possible has an awful lot of post-pubescent male fans.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Ron's shift from Will Friedle's normal tone to a hyper-nasally way of speaking was a bit grating to some fans.
  • Ugly Cute: The only cartoon to make a naked mole rat an awesome spy's pet.
  • Unfortunate Implications: The mildly dim-witted (or at least lacking in common sense) characters all seem to be male (Ron, Kim's father, Drakken, Señor Senior Junior).
    • Though there are quite a few relatively smart characters who are male too, with Wade and Kim's brothers acknowledged as Kim's go-to sources of technical resources.
  • Writer Revolt: Compelled to make a episode about dietary health, the story sees Ron hulk out due to a vat of stuff and a lot of junk food in a parody of Supersize Me. He delivers the ''wrong'' moral (don't mess with dangerous chemicals) to the camera while a growing crowd behind him wonder who he's talking to.

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