These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Lab Rats
Acceptable Targets: To Chase, (normal) humans. "Without our chips we are like... totally useless. Like normal people!"
Adam punching out an asteroid in Mission:Space, and his fooling the Principal in Missin' The Mission.
Leo's takedown of a berserk Eddy in Night of the Living Virus with a laser reflector. He has no bionics and is a scrawny kid, against an A.I. that has helped to train the young bionic heroes and took down two of them.
Also in the same vein: Leo's ability to block laser bolts at the same training levels as Bree (as shown in The Rats Strike Back).
Principal Perry's epic takedown of Spike in Spike's Got Talent.
Fridge Brilliance: Donald tells the Rats that he doesn't know what their hidden abilities are or when they will appear. Of course he wouldn't. Douglas is the one that put the chips in and probably put the abilities on them!
Also, to cover them from Tasha's mother, he tells that he took them from a brother that fell in volcano. Considering Donald himself was surprised to see Douglas alive, this might be actually true.
Fridge Logic: If the bionics were a "secret project", as Donald puts it in the Pilot, then why was there an elevator to their habitat built into the bedroom he intended for his son?
Because it wasn't, Leo just got lost in Donald's giant home and accidentally stumbled upon the elevator, from what we've seen its no where near his room.
Fridge Horror: Don't think too hard about where Adam, Bree and Chase's parents are, about Donald putting bionics into children in order to turn them into living weapons, or isolating three teenagers in a subterranean laboratory with absolutely no contact with the outside world.
Their parents? We're forgetting the possibility that Davenport himself is their biological father if Parallel Universe is anything to go by.
Also - who are the Hendersons (the people who are acting as the parallel universe's Lab Rats' parents), and is their mother the real Lab Rats' mother in the normal universe? If she is - then why did she give her kids up to be experimented on?
Also try not to think about any of his possible failed attempts.
Their father is revealed to be Donald's brother Douglas
This one's not so bad, in that he calls it an 'exoskeleton' instead of 'combat exoframe' or 'E-Frame', and that it doesn't have weapons. Davenport used Leo to demonstrate it not because he's advocating kids in combat, but to show the simplicity of operation. "it's so simple to use that a kid can do it, so you can put any of your people in them and not having to worry about complicated controls."
Marcus, when he programs Donald's car to drive Leo into the Ocean.
Douglas crossed it before the series started as he was going to sell his children as child soldiers.
Periphery Demographic: This show is intended to attract pre-teen boys, but girls have watched it too because Adam and Chase are just so hot. The show's actual male audience have some people showing up just for Bree.
What an Idiot: Adam, in particular the episode where he gets shrunken down to two inches. Despite being smaller, and apparently much weaker, than his younger brother, Chase, he still teases Chase over being so "short". Chase then decides to teach Adam a lesson. Hilarity Ensues.