Cindy doesn't hold her fists when she wants to teach Jimmy or any other boy in the show a lesson. In fact, she can be so rough with them it would probably not be allowed in more recent cartoons, due to the audiences' growing awareness of the issue of female-on-male violence in schools compared to that of the 2000s.
Other times, though, averted. Sheen's Hispanic origins, for example, won't save him.
Adaptation Displacement: While The Movie was very popular, and still pops up on Nick every now and again, people often think that it came during the early run of the show.
Cindy Vortex. While people are fully supportive of her and Jimmy ending up together, some people think Cindy's pride is no excuse for how she treats Jimmy and his friends. This is when people really miss how more sympathetic and friendly she was in the movie. Some good examples would be in "The Incredible Shrinking Town" and her musical number in the Valentines Day episode.
Bolbi is an Ensemble Darkhorse, but some people want him to shut up and can't stand the memes of him that keep popping up.
Despite his infamous spin off, Sheen does still have a few fans who find him funny (in the movie and the original show, anyway).
Carl. While some see him as The Scrappy (see below), others at least find him charming and funny and try get past the episodes such as "Carl Wheezer: Boy Genius".
Critical Research Failure: Happens all the time, courtesy of Rule of Cool and lazy writing. Kinda surprising, considering how smart Jimmy is. For one thing, Jimmy has stated that Australia is a country, not a continent (it is both). Of course, he could've just been bluffing and trying to make up an excuse to argue with Cindy.
Designated Hero: Jimmy is not a bad person, but he does cause many of the problems he has to fix. Cindy herself lampshades it.
Designated Villain: Cindy has a tendency to be subject to this trope more often than other characters:
It's especially apparent in "Holly Jolly Christmas". She and Libby are given lumps of coal from Santa at the end and Libby suggests that this is because of their attempting to humiliate Jimmy, smoothly glossing over the fact that the reason Cindy and Libby decided to do it in the first place was to make Jimmy pay for hurting Carl's feeling in class, when Jimmy tried to persuade Carl that Santa Claus doesn't really exist. In that particular scene Cindy is angry at Jimmy not because she necessarily believes in Santa herself but "that's not the point". Later on, she holds Jimmy responsible for ruining Christmas first for Carl, then for everybody else (and she's 100% right about that since it's Jimmy who accidentally knocked out Santa). All in all, Cindy and Libby definitely could have been nicer to Jimmy but seeing them punished and Jimmy rewarded with a precious gift seems unfair to say the least.
In "Best in Show" Cindy has Goddard disqualified from a pet contest on a very solid basis of him not being a real dog and thus not eligible for participation according to the rules which is enough to brand her the asshole of the week. And while that doesn't excuse her not being able to spit out a thank you to either Jimmy or Goddard when the latter saves her life at the end, if Jimmy didn't use the opportunity to rub it in her face how wrong and immoral she was and how much better a person he is, she most likely would have apologized.
Fanon Discontinuity: Some fans tend to ignore the season three episodes and consider "Win, Lose and Kaboom" the true series finale.
First Installment Wins: While the other two seasons are when the show started getting more popular, some people think season one had better humor and character portrayals.
Fountain of Memes: Hugh Neutron, Carl, and even moreso Bolbi have an internet following based on this.
Sheen is also this, to a lesser extent.
"Funny Aneurysm" Moment: In Retroville 9 Jimmy creates high-tech baseball gloves and automatic homerun hitting bats neutronized with the skills of three baseball players for his struggling baseball team. They effectively cheat their way to the little-league finals in Japan. The players Jimmy used were Barry Bonds (an alleged cheater), Mark McGwire (a confessed cheater) and Babe Ruth (dead).
Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The series has its dedicated fanbase within the United States but one could argue it's become relatively forgotten over the years, hardly ever making it to any English-language "Top 10 Best Nickelodeon Shows" video on YouTube. Compared to this, Jimmy Neutron continues to be immensely popular in Latin America.
Growing the Beard: The season two and three episodes tend to stand out more, shedding the spin-off-of-the-movie feel. In the season one finale, Libby had decided to keep her hair braided, making her stand out more as well.
Cindy only acts like a jerk to Jimmy to mask her true feelings for him. There's also some hints that she may have a bad home life and the fact she feels inferior to Betty. This is especially more evident in season three where every time she tries to help Jimmy, he ignores her, takes credit for her ideas and blames her for his mistakes.
Nick in later episodes. He seems to have no purpose anymore, except for randomly breaking his leg to the points where it's just not funny anymore and when you think about it, it's actually really depressing. In the series finale where he breaks his leg again, it's implied he now hates himself because of it. There's also the fact that he had a lot of potential in his character and he somewhat disappeared from the gang after season one, so it is implied he might be lonely. So he might as well be THE Woobie of the franchise.
Evil Jimmy starts off as a simple prankster at first...up until he creates an evil version of Jimmy's planet and attempts to destroy the old one and forces Jimmy to watch, not to mention trap him in his world of darkness.
Meldar may seem like an ordinary game show host, but he threatens to blow up the losing planets and forces the losers to watch.
Eustace makes many Kick the Dog moves to Jimmy and is already an unlikeable jerk, but using Cindy to emotionally crush Jimmy and forcing Jimmy to watch Goddard die? That is way over the line.
King Goobot crossed it when he and the other Yolkians pretended to have reformed and had them all turn against Jimmy, all part of his plan to emotionally crush Jimmy.
Beautiful Gorgeous hypnotizes Jet into killing Jimmy in front of many innocent lives and have him arrested for murder.
An unintentional example, but Jimmy's friends did this when they laughed at Jimmy's height in "The Incredible Shrinking Town" and provoked him into shrinking them. Then, they smashed his trophy that he won fair and square. Sure makes you wonder why they even bothered to make that episode.
Sam. While he was already a Jerkass when the show started, The N Men showed his asshole status Up to 11 when he sends the kids (minus Jimmy) to Area 52 due to their carelessness. While Jerkass Has a Point stands here, his behavior isn't necessary. It comes even more to an annoyance when Sheen came to him for help in order to get a main component to make Carl burp against Hulk-Jimmy (It Makes Sense in Context), but Sam rudely says no, all while calling Sheen a 'freak', prompting Sheen to just take it and have Sam complain that he owes him a $1.80 for it. And even after thanking him at the end of Jimmy's speech, he's still complaining about the $1.80.
Miss Fowl to some due to her treatment to Jimmy.
Aunt Amanda's treatment towards Jimmy sure as heck rubbed fans the wrong way.
Shipping: You'd be amazed at all the pairings fans make.
Seasonal Rot: Most episodes of season three are considered the weakest of the series by some fans.
Nick. He had a pretty major role in the movie and he's like a big brother to Jimmy. Not to mention he is a perfect foil to Sheen, so you can see a lot of potential in his character. He was going to be part of the gang, but it was dropped for some reason after season one. There were plans to make him part of the main cast in season four, however.
Brittany as well. She could've made a perfect comic foil to the otherwise brainy Cindy and Libby, like Carl and Sheen are towards Jimmy. But sadly, she only played small roles through the series. It helps that she's pretty much the nicest character on the show. If season four did come to be, she would've had a larger role.
Elke from "Carl Wheezer: Boy Genius". While Carl had no right to mistreat his friends and lie to Elke, she could've been a great way to end Carl's annoying and creepy interest in Judy. It doesn't help that there's fan art of her everywhere.
In fact, name any other kid in Jimmy's class who isn't himself, Cindy, Libby, Carl or Sheen.
They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: For Jimmy/Timmy Power Hour 3, which was originally was supposed to be a Grand Finale for bothshows. Who didn't want to see a 3D Dimmsdale and a 2D Retroville, Crocker spazzing out in 3D or the alien Mark Chang in 3D? And better yet, send the Gigglepies to Retroville and the Twonkies to Dimmsdale (we wonder if Timmy has learned from the Gigglepie experience?).
Unintentionally Sympathetic: Skeet, the dumb McSpankies worker is half-seriously considered understandable for his dislike of Jimmy- not only does Jimmy rub his intelligence in Skeet's face several times (such as the sodium chloride joke), but also Skeet is correct that Jimmy must punch in the customers orders on the tills, as the tills are used to make sure that the correct amount of money is in the register at the end of the shift as well as well as inventory tracking. Of course, he's Right for the Wrong Reasons, employs child workers and underpays them, and is a pretty huge Jerkass, so this sentiment is mostly considered a joke.
Jimmy. He always tries to help people, but causes trouble and his parents are the only relatives who care about him and hardly anybody likes him or his inventions. People also laugh at him for being short and don't care if it hurts his feelings. There's also the fact that people show no empathy towards him when he's made fun of. He's also hinted to be lonely a few times. In most episodes you just want to reach out and give him a comforting hug and kiss.
Brittany also counts, since Cindy and Libby often brush her off and pick on her when she tries to be nice to them. Sweet, underconfident, innocent and kind to everyone, Brittany is just that one character you wanna hug when things go wrong for her.
Betty in "Vanishing Act".
Carl has his moments in woobiness. He's normally nice, but he's usually the first victim of Jimmy's inventions.
Nick in later episodes. He seems to have no purpose except for randomly breaking his leg to the points where it's just not funny anymore and when you think about it, it's actually really depressing. In the series finale where he breaks his leg again, it's implied he now hates himself because of it. There's also the fact that he had a lot of potential in his character as stated above. Not to mention that he was in a lot of merchandise, but nobody dared to make him relevant to the series, so he might as well be THE woobie of the entire franchise.
Alternative Title(s):The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron