YMMV / Kim Possible

  • Accidental Innuendo: Kim asking Ron if he wants the ultimate ride (extreme snowboarding as opposed to something else) is just one of the tamer instances of this.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • The series is actually about Ron and his growth since he undergoes the biggest change in the series and, as opposed to Kim, is afraid but powers through it to save the day anyway.
    • Many 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.
  • Anvilicious:
    • "Grande Size Me", the episode focused on dietary health as deliberately blatant as possible.
    • The 'lying is wrong' aesop of "October 31st" is laid so thick that it feels like one is beaten on the head with a hammer with how heavy handed it is.
  • Broken Base: The Official Couples are often debated amongst fans. The issue susually are "Were they written/foreshadowed well or were they Strangled by the Red String?" and "Do they work better as friends or lovers?" Drakken/Shego is an especially big issue, even with fans who like Ron/Kim.
  • 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.
  • Death of the Author:
  • Die for Our Ship:
  • Ear Worm:
  • 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. They eventually hit a point where they not only were the most fleshed out villains in the series but also began having recurring bouts of Enemy Mine, and then came the Grand Finale of the show where they actually become key players in saving the day.
    • Ron, or rather, the evil Zorpox version of him that is competent and badass.
    • Warmonga. This is the reason she returned in the final episode as Big Bad.
    • Electronique was rather popular with fans, more than you'd expect from her single appearance. But then, she was a Baroness and Gadgeteer Genius with electrical powers, a short temper and a hammy accent from somevhere in zer centre of Europe, so she was a memorably entertaining character, and as a villain in Shego's hometown she had a connection to the fandom's favourite character.
    • Bonnie got many fans for being a good Kim's Foil in the high school setting and an unexplored character (see Jerkass Woobie below) in general. Oh, and also because is a hot cheerleader.
  • 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. In the one episode when she turned good she was sweet and all, but when she's evil she is sexy! She wears a swimsuit, at work, in the same room as her boss, and his companion, several times.
      Wade: Her name is Shego. She is wanted in eleven countries.
      Ron: Make that twelve!
    • There is also Adrena Lynn, Camille Leon and Warmonga.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: A subverted regular Aesop from "Return to Camp Wannaweep". You shouldn't be suspicious, and people can change... except that sometimes they don't, and suspicion can be a good thing.
  • Fanon:
    • Shego's first name is never given though fans have created popular ones, such as "Sheila".
    • Shego holds back when fighting Kim, whether due to moral reasons of not wanting to murder a high school kid, legal reasons of not wanting to risk the consequences of doing so (extra attention from the authorities, more severe punishment if she gets caught), or more illicit personal reasons.
    • Ron still gets part of the money from Bueno Nacho.
  • 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 Shipping: Kim and Shego... Interesting subtext or reading far too much into a relationship based on close combat and snark?
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The popularity of the show in Germany is a major reason for its revival.
  • Girl Show Ghetto: Greatly averted; this action-packed show and its characters have plenty of fans from both sides.
  • Growing the Beard: Sure, the first season was great, but Kim was something of a Mary Sue, somewhat egotistical, and, at times, the world seemed to really only exist to show how awesome Kim (and, to a certain extent, Ron and Rufus) was. Then Steve Loter came in during season 2 as a director/producer—under his wing, the episode pace was sped up, and much more focus was put on other characters besides Kim, such as Ron, Drakken and Shego.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Kim's lab partner, Justine Flanner, who helped her defeat D.N.Amy, was voiced by Mayim Bialik, who went on to play another scientist named Amy.
    • In the episode "The Fearless Ferret", Ron unexpectedly came across the house of a grumpy old man who turns out to be a superhero which Ron has willingly became his successor. Didn't Will Friedle previously voiced a character who went through the same situation? Except the man turned out to be a REAL superhero?
  • 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.
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • Dr. Drakken. In one episode, it's revealed that his Start of Darkness was triggered by merciless mockery ("we laughed for days") from his college friends (one of whom was Kim's father).
    • Bonnie that has two bully older sisters at home; it can be assumed that Bonnie's mean and sour disposition probably stems from her sisters being so mean to her all the time.
  • Jumping the Shark: Ron references this at the end of the credits scene in Ill Suited, when he keeps calling Kim because he can't believe they are actually a couple.
  • Les Yay: Shego is way, way too into Kim. Pet names, sly compliments, even a mudbath... then an episode dedicated to them, which shows that when the "mortal enemies" factor is removed they become incredibly close very fast. It'd be uncomfortable if Kim didn't seem to be flattered by it. See Foe Yay Shipping above.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Both Kim and Shego.
  • Memetic Mutation:
  • 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.
    • Shego's future counterpart crosses the line when she turns the world into a dystopia and enslaves Dr. Drakken and the other villains. She also destroys Bueno Nacho.
  • 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.
  • One True Threesome:
    • Kim/Ron/Shego would solve a lot of fighting between the K/R and Kigo shippers in the Kim Possible fandom.
    • Kim/Bonnie/Shego has supporters.
    • Kim/Ron/Bonnie isn't unknown amongst those who would have preferred Bonnie and Ron together (or alternatively Bonnie and Kim).
  • 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.
  • Pandering to the Base: It's clear that "Stop Team Go!" was made solely to appease Kigo fans. Unfortunately, it's obviously not a fan-favorite episode for K/R fans.
  • 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 Doctor Doom. Ironically 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.... 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.
  • Ship Mates:
    • Ron/Bonnie or Ron/Yori (for het) and Ron/Drakken (for slash) are the most used pairings by KiGo writers who want to "free" Kim from Ron.
    • Kim/Ron and Drakken / Shego are often shipped by the same fans.
  • Spiritual Successor: To what else, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. You have the Action Girl hero in Kim, The Lancer and best friend in Ron, Alpha Bitch cheerleader in Bonnie, evil The Only One Allowed to Defeat You Dark Action Girl in Shego, and instead of poking fun at the likes of Nosferatu the series has James Bond square in it's sights.
  • 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.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Adrena Lynn would've been an excellent Foil for Kim, while Kim actually does her stunts and does it for altruism, Adrena does it for fame and is a lying fraud.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
    • We saw a good Shego and an evil Ron but never an evil Kim. It could have been that it was too obvious, or that Ron is just better because he's funny as a villain, but an evil Kim is both a terrifying and interesting concept.
    • One complaint that fans have about the fourth season is that there wasn't as much romance between Kim and Ron as they were hoping for. This makes sense considering that Kim and Ron's new relationship was one of the main reasons fans petitioned for a fourth season in the first place.
    • Heck, watching the episode "Cap'n Drakken", you wouldn't even know the two were IN a relationship, and could mistake it for a season 3 episode.
  • Ugly Cute: The only cartoon to make a naked mole rat an awesome spy's pet.
  • Uncanny Valley: The PC game "Kim Possible: Legend of the Monkey's Eye". The characters look fine, except that their faces don't move at all, even when they're talking. Also Ron's monkey form from the game, which is just a ninja monkey's head stuck onto his human body.
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