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    Kimberly Ann "Kim" Possible
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Voiced by: Christy Carlson Romano/Dakota Fanning (Preschool Kim)
Played by: Sadie Stanley (Live Action)

The titular protagonist; Kim Possible is just your average, everyday girl who happens to save the world on a daily basis. With a grab-bag of gadgets, and her cheerleader training, she'll thwart any villain's maniacal plot, at any time, and any place. However, no doomsday machine or baddie can compare to her biggest and most important struggle; surviving high school.

  • 10-Minute Retirement: Goes through one at the end of So The Drama after it was revealed that Eric was a synthodrone. It took Ron giving her a pep talk and confessing his love for her to get back in the fight.
  • Academic Athlete: She excels in various sports and athletic activities, and also gets good grades in school.
  • The Ace: The head cheerleader, straight-A student, involved in every extracurricular activity you can think of and a heroic Action Girl. This all provides much contrast with Ron. The series isn't shy about showing what this sort of person would be like in real life: extremely stubborn and a perfectionist.
  • Action Girl: Beats up super-villains for kicks, using only her cheerleading skills.
  • Action Girlfriend: To Ron. If it weren't for her, he'd probably spend most of his time at Bueno Nacho.
  • Adorkable: When she tries to make small talk with her former crush, Josh Mankey. Talking to boys she likes before getting a boyfriend was one of many things she didn't excel at.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • Ron calls her "KP."
    • Her father calls her "Kimmie-Cub."
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Subverted. In one episode, appropriately titled "Bad "Boy", she admits to Ron that she likes the Troubled, but Cute type. She forgets this idea later in the series when she actually starts dating Ron, a dorky, clumsy, goofy but Nice Guy.
  • Amnesiac Lover: In "Clean Slate". She soon remembers that Ron is her best friend, but finds it laughably unlikely that they were dating.
  • Animal Motifs: According to the Animology, Kim represents a fox, specifically a blue fox.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Though she finds her antagonistic brothers an incredibly annoying headache due to their tendency to tease and make fun of her, she does care a lot about them and has gone out of her way to save them, even if it meant putting her own life on the line.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a cute teenager who is a cheerleader and can kick ass when someone close to her is in danger.
  • Badass Normal: During So The Drama and any time she fights someone with superpowers, such as her frequent battles with Shego, her generally mopping the floor with Team Go in Stop Team Go, and even going toe to toe with an ancient monster for a few seconds before he kicked his magic in on her.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Did this with every outfit she had at the start of the series (yes, BOTH of them!), but gradually started doing it less and less until by the end of the series she had stopped completely. The final midriff-baring outfit to go was her mission outfit pictured above. An entire episode was dedicated to her finding a new one. During the last moments of the Grand Finale, she was shown wearing a final midriff-exposing outfit.
  • Battle Couple: With Ron in the final season. They discuss dates during missions.
  • Big Sister Instinct: No matter how much her brothers annoy her, Kim will risk her own life to protect them.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's the most polite and helpful person in school. That's why she's a hero.
  • Braces of Orthodontic Overkill: Averted. In A Sitch in Time, it's shown that Kim had regular braces (not orthodontic headgear) when she and Ron were in middle school, which arguably made her look pretty geeky.
  • Buffy Speak: All the time; see catch phrase. Especially so when talking with any of the several super geniuses she knows.
  • Bully Hunter: Aside from supervillain bullies she has stepped up on occasion, teaching sensitivity training (re: an ass kicking) to Ron's tormentors and beating down Drakken, Killigan, and Monkey Fist when they were tormenting Ron while transformed into children. She rejected the idea of doing the same to Bonnie, but on one occasion she's pushed to the brink of doing it, which frightens Bonnie into breaking down in tears and backing off.
  • Catchphrase: Several.
    "What's the sitch?"
    "No big."
    "So not the drama."
    "You rock!"
    "Please and thank you!"
  • Character Development: Kim quickly goes from a narcissist with a touch of Jerkass (or at the very least snark and bossiness) and your usual roulette of teen issues, to a less self-absorbed, more tolerant and compassionate young lady.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: All that cheerleading and Mantis Kung Fu has made her a seriously tough girl. Though even as a kindergartner, she was shown to be able to move and jump higher than any normal human should.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Ron. They provide the page picture; they were in preschool when they first met and took them 12 years to become a couple.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She didn't take it well when Ron went off with Yori, or when he started hanging out with Zita due to their mutual love of gaming... or when Tara showed him any affection. Come to think of it, even Shego trolled her for fun about flirting with Ron. The final straw was when Bonnie kissed Ron on the lips during one episode of season four. Note that all but the last one happened before she became an Official Couple with Ron.
    Ron: (desperately explaining) I was the kissee here, not the kisser!
    Kim: No kidding! It only took you twelve stinkin' years to kiss me!
  • Control Freak: One of her flaws is her bossiness. Ron even lampshades it in "Sink or Swim".
  • Cool Big Sis: Technically Cool Big Cousin for Joss, who idolizes her.
  • Cool-Kid-and-Loser Friendship: The Cool Kid (popular overachiever) to Ron's Loser (unpopular underachiever). They eventually have a Relationship Upgrade.
  • Cute Bruiser: Pretty teenage girl, cheerleader and scourge of supervillains, for whom kicking henchman ass is a hobby.
  • Determinator: As if her last name isn't big enough a clue. Kim will never give up no matter how tough things are.
  • Dude Magnet: Many guys find her attractive. Just ask Josh, Brick, all four of the Oh Boyz and Ron.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Whenever she uses the experimental Battlesuit that Wade made for her as it grants her a wide array of capabilities such as barriers or tossing back Shego's plasma bolts. There was also the episode where Hego's Super Strength ended up being passed to her.
  • Evil Costume Switch: In "Twin Factor" when she puts on Shego's uniform due to brainwashing.
  • Extracurricular Enthusiast: As part of her incredible-overachiever character design, Kim Possible is involved with or in charge of just about everything in Middleton High short of being a supply teacher, though most of these are merely referred to unless they're significant to the episode.
  • Experienced Protagonist: She's been out in the field since she was a pre-teen. By the time the series begins, she's already a seasoned hero.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: Kim inherited her paternal grandmother's green eyes.
  • Fiery Redhead: Though she doesn't get angry very often, she has incredible drive and passion. Ironically, Animology calls these traits blue fox.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible Sibling to Jim and Tim's Foolish. While she's saving the world, they're making anti-matter in the family garage.
  • Freaky Is Cool: Kim admits Ron is weird, but she likes that about him.
  • Free-Range Children: Kim is only a teenager, but her parents have no problem with her traveling the world and defeating evil masterminds, just as long as she doesn't go out with any boys. Still, she's somehow managed to build a global network of contacts that she's done favors for and can get a ride to anywhere on Earth.
  • Genre Savvy: She is quite familiar with all the classic villain routines. Sometimes she finds it a little dull.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She had these when she and Ron were in preschool.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She collects Cuddle Buddies and quite fond of them since she was a little girl. Her favorite is a Pandaroo she had since then (Cuddle Buddies are animal hybrid plushies.)
  • Girly Bruiser: When she's not kicking villain ass, she's at Club Banana trying on the latest in fashion.
  • Give Geeks a Chance: Would you believe she's the Trope Namer?
  • Go-Getter Girl: She started her own odd-job website with the phrase "Kim Possible: she can do anything." Now she's a famous international heroine.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Kim tries to verbally reason with the villains...exactly once. Every other time every confrontation has come to blows.
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: Her trademark hairdryer.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Tends to get very jealous very fast, particularly over Ron. And this was before they began dating. Lampshaded:
    Monique: Someone's getting a little green-eyed...
    Kim: So? I've always had green eyes.
  • Hair Flip: Considering she has long hair, she occasionally does this. Ron once even commented that her hair was 'flippy'.
  • The Heroine: She's The Protagonist and the core of Team Possible. If you need help, no matter where you are or what the problem is, she will be there. It's no big.
  • Humble Hero: She fights supervillains and saves the world as a hobby, but plays it down whenever she gets attention for it.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: Her acrobatic She-Fu skills come from being a cheerleader. Subverted since she at least knows Mantis style Kung Fu and at least fifteen other forms if her comment to Ron is accurate; the main benefit her cheerleading seems to grant her is the Combat Parkour she uses to dodge and maneuver around her oppoenents.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: Kim has flippy waist-length hair completely resistant to swimming, scuba-diving, skydiving, being submerged in cookie dough, or the numerous helmets she wears for safety.
  • Insufferable Genius: Tends to be boastful about her Ace qualities, but she can very well back them up. Ron occasionally pokes fun at this.
  • Laugh of Love: She tends to do this when she's around the guys she has a crush on. She also giggled after her first kiss with Ron in "Emotion Sickness".
  • Limited Social Circle: Surprisingly enough, while she's certainly popular enough around school, in the cheerleader club, and around the world, she only really hangs out with 2 people, Ron and Monique. In one episode, she's left with literally nothing to do when Ron made other plans instead of hang out with her.
  • Lovable Jock: Kim's a cheerleader, but she's anything but the typically portrayed "mean and snobby" variety.
  • Love Revelation Epiphany: In So The Drama, Ron comforts her after Kim is left heartbroken by the revelation that Eric is a synthodrone. Kim asks if he really thinks there's a guy for her, and Ron says there might be one who's out there... or right there with her. Upon hearing these words, Kim begins to realize who the guy of her dreams really is.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to Ron's Feminine Boy. She's a relentless overachiever who knows "sixteen forms of kung fu," set herself up as an international Teen Superspy, and kicks supervillain butt. He rarely fails to back her up and has his badass moments but is an easygoing type and is much better in the kitchen than in the battlefield. We see their old Halloween costumes - Kim as a cowboy, Ron as a ballerina. Nuff said.
  • Meaningful Name: She's called Kim Possible for a reason. As said many times, she can do anything, and her family's mantra is "anything's possible for a Possible".
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is quite an attractive and popular teenager. She spends most of the series in Bare Your Midriff outfits and poses quite attractively as well.
  • Naïve Everygirl: She's at her core a parody of this type; she's insecure about boys, dating, and the social order, and has very few close friends. However, she's admired by her peers, involved in every school activity, and is an international kung-fu-fighting pro-bono Action Girl.
  • Nice Girl: Kim may have traits of arrogance, vanity and has a slight habit of being bossy, but she mostly matures out of it to become genuinely more caring, tolerant and respectful.
  • Noodle Incident: Many of Kim's missions begin with her thanking someone for giving her and Ron a ride to the site, and being thanked in return for her help with some briefly-described crisis. Some of those double as Continuity Nods.
    • A non-mission one was her first kiss. It was back when she had braces... and the boy it was with also had braces. Somehow they got locked.
    Kim Possible: It was an embarrassing ride to the orthodontist.
  • Not So Above It All: The general theme of the show is that she's totally infallible when on a mission, but nowhere near as perfect when it comes to teenage life. She may be mostly level-headed, but there are times where she can be petty, over-competitive and a perfectionist, or even foolish.
  • Official Couple: Becomes Ron's girlfriend in the final season.
  • Opposites Attract: With Ron; serious overachiever and goofy underachiever. They balance each other out very well; on Kim's side, Ron calms her down and reminds that she doesn't always have to be perfect, and that sometimes relaxing and having fun is the best course of action.
  • Panty Shot: In the intro for the first few seasons.
  • Part-Time Hero: Most people are aware of her exploits; they're frequently recounted in the papers and on the news. She doesn't bother with a Secret Identity.
  • The Perfectionist: Part of her 'Kimmness' involves her being obsessed with getting something down exactly right.
  • Plucky Girl: Saving the world is no big. She's lost Heroic Spirit exactly once in the series, and it was during her prom night.
  • Pom-Pom Girl: Kim is the head cheerleader at her school and while she occasionally steamrolls people about fashion (such as Ron's haircut and the green jacket), she is a nice girl and never bitchy.
  • Powered Armor:
  • Protagonist Title: Her first and last name are the title of the series.
  • Pubescent Braces: As a middle schooler she was a bit gangly and wore braces. She grew into herself by high school and the braces were taken out.
  • Punny Name: "Impossible".
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Kim employs this very often with her Puppy Dog Pout.
  • Real Women Don't Wear Dresses: Generally averted. Kim can take on anyone in a fight, often appears more of a tomboy and doesn't often wear skirts or dresses outside of special occasions and cheerleading. 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.
  • Redhead In Green: Kim has red hair, and in the first three seasons she wore a green tank-top.
  • Second Year Protagonist: Starts her series in her sophomore year of high school, hits senior year in season four and graduates in the Grand Finale.
  • She-Fu: Quick and nimble to the point where very few opponents (other than Arch-Enemy Shego) can score a hit on her.
  • She's Got Legs: Especially in a cheerleading outfit or when she wears dresses (see the famous LBD).
  • Shoe Phone: Her gadgets are generally built to look like ordinary teenage-girl items, such as her hairdryer grapple gun, her lipstick laser, and her lip gloss knockout gas. It seems to be purely a style thing, as she doesn't bother to hide who she is.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: A green-eyed redhead. Marking her as the main character.
  • Simple Staff: Briefly in "Mad Dogs and Aliens", she used Warmonga's spear-like weapon to destroy the Doomsday Device of the Week.
  • Singing in the Shower: Her brothers reveal this is the reason she takes so long in the shower, much to her embarrassment.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She ultimately hooks up with Ron, her long time best friend and all around Nice Guy.
  • Spirited Competitor: Kim really likes to win in any sport activities.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: While she's good at saving the world, she's not really good at asking out guys to the dance.
  • Taken for Granite: Briefly in "Oh No Yono", courtesy of Monkey Fist's new ally, Yono.
  • Think Nothing of It: When thanked for previous acts of heroism, she responds that it was "No big."
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Bonnie's Girly Girl. While Kim isn't completely devoid of any feminine traits and is a cheerleader, she is a Teen Super Spy, knows various martial arts, plays other sports besides cheerleading, and has a wardrobe that often consists of her wearing various shirts, pants and tracksuits. Whereas Bonnie reserves her athletic prowess exclusively for cheerleading, has character traits associated with being an Alpha Bitch and is almost always seen wearing skirts, dresses and generally more feminine clothes.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Kim's a well-skilled martial artist and loves playing sports—but she's also into typical "girly girl" things like fashion and cheerleading.
  • Uptight Loves Wild: Downplayed. While Kim isn't a complete stiff and Ron isn't a massive Keet, the former is a perfectionist and the latter is a go-with-the-flow type who helps her take things easy and not worry about the little things.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Tends to get rather protective of the boys she likes and dates—like what almost happened to Bonnie in "Homecoming Upset," DO NOT mess with Ron if you know what's good for you.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Poster girl. She can knock out legions of mooks but freaks out in front of her crush.
  • Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: To Ron. Every season she eggs him on to do better. What that means can range from 'better haircut' to 'school work'. By the final season she switches to encouraging as graduation approaches.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: As seen in the short episode "Roachie," she's terrified of giant bugs.
  • Women Are Wiser: She's usually comes off as the more reasonable and grounded one when compared to sidekick and best friend, Ron. However, she is prone to the insecurities of a teenage girl and her A-type personality can cause problems, leaving it to Ron to balance her out.

    Ronald "Ron" Stoppable
Voiced by: Will Friedle/Harrison Fahn (Preschool Ron)
Played by: Sean Giambrone (Live Action)

Kim's sidekick, and best friend since preschool; Ron is often dismissed by his peers as a lazy, accident-prone slacker, and coward. He also has a tendency to blow things out of proportion, and has turned making a fool out of one's self into an art form. However, despite his pants-losing antics, and fear of monkeys, he will always pull through when the chips are down and there is no one Kim trusts more in a mission.

  • Achievements in Ignorance: Once built a doomsday machine when forced to by Drakken out of a mish-mash of spare parts, which actually works somehow.
  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: Repeatedly. Kim even notes that he's prone to "big-headedness".
  • Adorkable: Kim is the only girl that he doesn't get flustered around.
  • Adult Fear: He is terrified of the idea of possibly losing Hanna on the chapter Oh No! Yono! and subsequently of the idea of losing Kim in the series finale.
    Ron: Look KP, I just want to keep you safe, because if you got hurt, it’s too big a loss to compute.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Ron calls Kim "KP."
  • All Guys Want Cheerleaders: Averted with Kim; cheerleading had nothing to do with it. Inverted as Tara (a cheerleader) has a crush on him and he didn't realize it until long after she lost interest and started going out with Josh Mankey.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Ron is treated with a lot of disrespect by his high school peers, the only exception being Kim. Though despite that, his peers approve of his relationship with Kim (they actually cheer when they finally get together.) He loses their disrespect all together when he becomes the star running back.
  • Alone with the Psycho: In "Monkey Fist Strikes", he's trapped alone in the Fiske mansion when the archeologist reveals his true colors and the Kim with him is revealed to actually be Wade's Holo-Kim. At the same time in Larry's house, the real Kim learns that Fiske is a master of Monkey Kung Fu and puts two-and-two together.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Initially, Ron was less than enthusiastic about having a new baby sister, but quickly came to invert this trope.
  • Amazon Chaser: Major love interests are Kim and Yori.
  • Animal Motifs:
    • According to the Animology, Ron represents a sloth, specifically a pink sloth.
    • Outside of Animology and a huge Irony, Ron goes on to gain significant ties with monkeys.
  • Animal Talk: Naked mole rats, mutant roaches, and monkeys.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!:
    Ron: All right so time is running out. But I will not panic KP.
    Kim: You are panicking, aren’t you?
    Ron: Totally.
    Kim: why do you do this to yourself?
    Ron: Kim procrastination is one of the few skills I have mastered. Oh look! TV!
  • Badass Adorable: When he gets serious he can be formidably cute.
  • Bad Liar: Ron is an atrocious liar. In So the Drama, he exhibited every symptom of bluffing as they were being described by the Texan poker player and when Kim confronted him about Eric, and the three times he lied to Kim ("The Fearless Ferret", "Overdue" and "Gorilla Fist") she figured out that something was wrong, such as when he started piling lies on top of each other to keep Kim from finding out about Yori and Yamanuchi due to having been sworn to secrecy about it earlier.
  • Balloon Belly: In "Animal Attraction" and "Grande Size Me" he gets bloated for ignoring Mr. Barkin's nutritional advice.
  • Battle Couple: With Kim. He's generally the distraction until the Grand Finale, where he comes to surpass her in combat by deliberately invoking his mystical monkey power for the first time.
  • Beast Master: Ron doesn't like all animals (see Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?), but he seems to have more luck with turning them over to his side than Kim. Even the villains' attack animals respond to this.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Future Shego learned the hard way that forcing his family to move away and keep him from Kim was a very bad idea. Even worse than destroying Bueno Nacho.
    • Disrespect to Bueno Nacho in general. "Grande Size Me" has him furious that Barkin said Bueno Nacho is not something to eat everyday, so he decides to eat nothing but Bueno Nacho from then on to prove him wrong. Likewise he wasn't pleased with Drakken when he used Bueno Nacho for his evil plan in ''So the Drama", legitimately scaring the villain when he forced him to remember his name.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: There's a reason why Warmonga and Warhok are the only villains in the show explicitly confirmed for Character Death.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: The boy eating 'nacos' and talking to a mole rat is not to be trifled with.
    Kim: Not again.
    Hego: What happened to him?
    Hego: Oh. How bad can that be?
  • Be Yourself: The main theme of various of the episodes in which he stars in such as “Ron the Man” and “All the news”, coupled with his main motto Never be normal!.
  • Big Brother Instinct:
    • He's an only child for the first three seasons, but early in the fourth season, his parents adopt a baby Japanese girl named Hana. Ron at first refers to her as "the intruder," but then the "fraternal instincts kick in" and he quickly grows extremely attached to her.
    • "Oh No! Yono!" has Ron with a real fear that he might lose Hana due to her being unable to defend herself against Yono (as he was supposed to train her in martial arts, but he "couldn't get her to turn a page in a book" and nobody told Ron straight out he was to train her). However, with the "Flippie Dance" moves she learned, Hana gets enough agility and athletic training to not just beat Monkey Fist but evade Yono.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Hana. He's dedicated to teaching her everything she needs to know, even how to turn a page.
  • Big Eater: It's implied that he spends most of his pocket change at Bueno Nacho. Taken to extremes during "Grande Size Me."
  • Book Dumb: To further contrast with Kim, he's a poor student. It's played for drama in the final season when he's afraid their grade differences will mean college separation.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: "Grade Point Average: you care, I don't." Yet with a simple shift in morality he's building weather machines and doomsday devices that put Drakken's best to shame.
  • Butt-Monkey: A Running Gag is his pants falling down or ripping, or getting lost somehow.
  • Casanova Wannabe: In "Crush", he tries to be smooth and ask out a lot of girls to the dance, but ultimately gets rejected.
  • Catchphrase:
  • Character Development: Ron grows from a useless goof loser to something of a Cloudcuckoolander who can get the job done.
  • Chick Magnet: Many girls have found him attractive. Just ask Kim, Tara, Zita, and Yori.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Kim. He has been her best friend since preschool and according to a comment Kim made, it took them at least twelve years to become a couple.
  • The Chosen One: He is the Monkey Master.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Ron marches to his own drummer and generally does some very odd things. He also has exhibited several instances of The Cuckoolander Was Right where he will come up with some off-the-wall supposition about what is actually happening, which other characters will scoff at.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet:
    • He didn't realize Tara liked him until after she was dating Josh and only because Kim told him.
    • He didn't realize Yori liked him in that way until after their final meeting in the third season when she kissed him on the cheek and again, because Kim told him. He does actually question why girls just aren't more direct in telling someone they like them.
    • As for Kim herself...the way she put it was that it took him "twelve stinkin' years" just to kiss her.
  • Cool-Kid-and-Loser Friendship: The Loser (unpopular underachiever) to Kim's Cool Kid (popular overachiever). They eventually have a Relationship Upgrade.
  • Cool Loser: He's not stupid, he's not a klutz (usually), and he doesn't lack in social skills. He's often confident and he knows how to pick up the ladies—they just reject him anyway. In addition, he's just as much a hero as Kim. The problem is possibly that he's a rather lanky, which makes him look younger than he is (until he gets his great new hairstyle) and extremely dorky. In season 4 this is inverted as he's slides closer to Big Man on Campus after joining the school football as the new star running back, though he still gets a lot of flak from Bonnie and Barkin (mostly the former).
  • Cowardly Lion: His fears do not stop him from helping Kim. He may be afraid for his life, but he's still going in screaming to save the world. Kim's cousin admits this as why she decides to look up to Ron after a period of looking up to Kim.
  • Cowardly Sidekick: Most of his action is running away and screaming. He even has a panic room.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Starts appearing in "Sink Or Swim," and pops up more and more often, usually shown when Kim was unavailable or incapacitated for whatever reason. In the grand finale, he saves Kim's life (and the world) by using his monkey powers, which some fans likened unto a Super Saiyajin transformation.
  • The Cutie: Cute, endearing, rarely hurts others? Yes, Ron's a rare male example of this trope.
  • Defence Mechanism Super Power: From the moment he got his Mystical Monkey Powers, they came and went in times of dire situations. It was lampshaded in "Team Impossible". It wasn't until the moment where Kim was in mortal danger that he achieved full control over it.
  • Deuteragonist: The second main focus after Kim.
  • The Dreaded: Not normally, but his Superpowered Evil Side scares everyone, including the inflappable Shego. When Ron was briefly turned evil again in "Stop Team Go", cue a simultaneous Oh, Crap! from Kim and Shego and Ron mowing down Wego clones with contemptuous ease.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: While under the influence of the Attitudinator, his solution to get rid of Cousin Shaun after years of pent up frustration and torment is to retool his trike into an ATV that turns into a massive plasma catapult and blast Shaun apart with it.
  • Distressed Dude: Prone to being captured *a lot* by villains, usually due to his association with Kim.
  • Dumb Blonde: Averted. He's a poor student, but a natural at cooking and learned a lot about survival at camp. He was also the one to figure out that Dr. Drakken had taken over Bueno Nacho.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Despite being an important factor to Kim’s success, he gets no recognition for helping her saving the world (not even Kim seems to receive much recognition for it) and the villains are prone to forget his name.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Was normal at first and then he gets Mystic Monkey Powers in Monkey Fist Strikes. After that he enters this area off and on until the Grand Finale where he learns to control it completely and because of that, from that point on he clearly outclasses both Kim and Shego put together in terms of combat ability.
  • Epic Fail: More than a few.
    • Jumping fences leads to him ripping his pants. Making two such jumps without ripping his pants was a major achievement.
    • His attempts at mundane Monkey Kung Fu lead to hurting himself or losing his pants.
    • During the "Big Bother" Egg Sitting assignment, he lost "Sacky" after two hours. By the end of the episode, he's bought all of the flour at Smarty Mart and is at Sacky MCMXXXIIII (The proper way of writing it would be MCMXXXIV). He went through 1934 bags, and still got an F- because the last one was sugar.
  • Eviler Than Thou: While under the influence of the Attitudinator, he manages to outdo Shego, Drakken and Electronique as a villain. He proves to be more effiient at planning schemes, multitasking and using technology than Drakken, cows Shego into submission and almost hijacks Electronique's plot while mocking her for her short-sightedness and nearly turning Kim evil twice.
    Ron: Oh, you're going about this all wrong! You're acting like an evil poser!
  • Evil Is Dumb: Inverted. Both times the Attitudinator alters Ron to the Dark Side, he is extremely effective. He was even able to intimidate Shego, something which no other character in the show can do. Most notably, however, he was able to come up with a plan with the device that made Electronique's plan to turn Team Go evil to shame — by turning Kim evil. That, almost assuredly, would've been a disaster.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Hoo boy. Both times he gets turned evil by the Attitudinator, he ramps up the ham.
  • Fatal Flaw: The moment he has any hint of popularity he has, he takes it too far. The best examples would be when he got a new haircut and when he briefly became a millionaire. Also, by his own admission, paranoia.
  • The Fool: Has elements of this, notably the "blundering towards success" part. Just call it The Ron Factor!
    Ron: "Not dumb luck, Kim! Dumb skill!"
  • Friend or Idol Decision: In the episode "Bueno Nacho" after he is promoted to manager position at Bueno Nacho, he is forced to choose between his job or saving his friend, Kim. He chooses the latter.
  • Funny Bruce Lee Noises: Most of his attempts at martial arts (except for a few occasions when his Mystical Monkey Power comes to the fore).
  • Genre Savvy: Ron is just as aware of villain clichés as Kim. Sometimes he points out that they should have expected some of the things the villains do. When he goes evil, this carries over, making him one of the most dangerous villains in the show.
  • Green-Eyed Epiphany: In So The Drama, his jealousy towards Kim and Eric's relationship is ultimately what makes him realize that he has feelings for Kim.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: While the series provides little to no instances, Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama has him oozing jealously over Kim and Eric until Eric reveals himself as a synthodrone and Ron gives his love confession to Kim.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: He eventually becomes an Official Couple with Kim, a red-head.
  • Heroic B So D: Suffers from one in chapters such as: “Odds man in” and “Graduatuon”, in both cases Kim being in danger snaps him out of it.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: An interspecies example with Rufus, the mole rat that lives in his cargo pants pocket.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: His childhood was molded by him going to a rundown summer camp, where he lived in an insect-infested cabin with the camp's chimp mascot, while the lake was clearly toxic and was later revealed to have mutagenic properties. There are numerous hints his parents neglect him, but this come out the most in his relationship with his teacher and Kim's family, which is funny until you realize he feels closer to them than he does his folks.
  • Hollywood Dateless: He's overly concerned with social rankings and considered a loser by his school peers. Yet he seems popular among girls such as Yori and Kim (the latter of whom eventually becomes his girlfriend), along with Zita, and a crush by another cheerleader.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Especially in season 4, Ron feels like he is unworthy of dating Kim which inspires him to step up more often.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Oddly enough he combines with Brilliant, but Lazy. He has the potential to be something special but doesn't work nearly as hard at it as Kim. Depending on the episode one will be more prominent than the other.
  • Informed Judaism: Mentioned in show a few times, such as in "Ron the Man" (where he talks about reading from the Torah and one of the guest stars is his rabbi) but the bit about not mixing meat and dairy obviously didn't take. He's probably not that serious about his religion because he's not that serious about anything.
  • In-Series Nickname: He becomes known as "Unstoppable Stoppable" in Ill-Suited, when he cheats his way onto the football team by using Kim's battlesuit. The name sticks when he begins playing honestly as the team's running-back. Due to the "mad running away skills" he acquired through years of encounters with supervillains and deathtraps, none of the other players can catch him.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Sure, as Kim's sidekick and master of Mystical Monkey Powers he regularly saves the world, but he is also a dab hand at cookery, keeps a (pink!) naked mole rat as his pet, and is obsessed with trick-or-treating (the photo of him and Kim dressed up as a princess and a cowboy...respectively) and a certain Christmas animated special.
  • Irony: Despite having a huge fear of monkeys, one of his two Animal Motifs are monkeys.
  • Keet: Downplayed. He's more of a Mellow Fellow, but can become energetic at times more so than Kim.
  • Kiddie Kid: A prime example would be the "Coach Possible" episode where, unlike most high schoolers, he doesn't mind hanging out at the local Suck E. Cheese's and is horrified when the villains steal, then redress his favorite animatronic. "PIZZAPOTAMUS!!! NOOO!!!"
  • The Lancer: Kim's second in command (out of three) and Foil.
  • Laugh of Love: He giggled when Yori kissed him on the cheek at the end of "Gorilla Fist", much to Kim's clear jealousy.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Has his fair share of moments of this through out the series, most notably on episodes that centers around him.
  • Lovable Jock: He doesn't get the "jock" part until the last season (as the star running back), but even afterwards he still keeps his Nice Guy Cloud Cuckoo Lander personality.
  • Manly Man and Sensitive Guy: The cautious, sensitive, nerdy guy to Mr. Barkin's manly, hotheaded, military man, which becomes increasingly apparent in seasons 3 and 4, when they're partnered up more often in episodes.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine Boy to Kim's Masculine Girl. She's a relentless overachiever who knows "sixteen forms of kung fu," set herself up as an international Teen Superspy, and kicks supervillain butt. He rarely fails to back her up and has his badass moments but is an easygoing type and is much better in the kitchen than in the battlefield. We see their old Halloween costumes - Kim as a cowboy, Ron as a ballerina. Nuff said.
  • Mellow Fellow: He's a generally laid back person.
  • Mighty Whitey: It's Played With a bit and surprisingly justified. He's the Mystical Monkey Master, endowed with the full powers of Monkey Kung Fu. He's also a white Jewish-American. However, the reason he is the Mystical Monkey Master is because the candidates are those who are exposed to the mystic energies of the four monkey totems, being himself, Monkey Fist and Rufus, who was in Ron's pocket. With Monkey Fist being evil and Rufus being a mole rat, that left Ron as the only viable option by default (especially since he and Rufus broke the totems during Monkey Fist's debut episode, also where the three get endowed.) Furthermore, Ron goes through a lot of trouble in order to achieve what he needed to do to become said Monkey Master, including conquering his fear of monkeys so it's a good part of his Character Development. It's also parodied as the other ninjas are more skilled than him in the normal style while he always loses his pants.
  • Meaningful Name: his name is a play on the words “unstoppable”
    • in season 4 he joined the football team as the running quarterback his abilities gained him the nick name “Unstoppable Stoppable ”
    • His last name also ties to the prophecy of the Yono and Hana/Han: “loving the weapon [Han] will make it unstoppable” when Hanna was adopted by Ron’s family she became a Stoppable, thus making her ‘Han Stoppable’ which phonetically is a play on the word “Unstoppable”
    • If Kim were to marry Ron and take his last name her full name would be ‘Kimberly Ann Stoppable’ Aka Kim “Unstoppable”
  • Nice Guy: He's friendly and doesn't hold a grudge. He's more upset that Drakken can't get his name right than all the evil plans he hatches.
  • Nice Jewish Boy: See Informed Judaism. He's both nice and Jewish, but the former is more apparent than the later.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: When Ron is turned evil he becomes exponentially more dangerous, being able to build superweapons out of household materials to mask his plans involving the other superweapons he was building at the same time. He is also Genre Savvy enough to hack Kim's communications to track her rather than rely on radar and figured out how to utilize numerous inventions and contraptions in Drakken's lair to his advantage even when Drakken himself couldn't use them. Even Shego is unnerved by how scarily competent Ron can be even when his ultimate goal is simply to take all of the nachos in the world, and lampshades this the next time he's turned evil in "Stop Team Go!".
    Hego: What happened to him?
    Shego: I think he's evil now.
    Hego: Oh. How bad could that be?
    Shego: You'd be surprised... [Ron quickly takes out dozens of Wego Twins while laughing maniacally]
    Ron: You want evil? I'll show you evil! Boo-ya-haha-ha-ha!
  • Oblivious to Love: He's not particularly observant of when females have a clear attraction to him.
  • Official Couple: Becomes Kim's boyfriend in season 4.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Ron is very chill, barely gets mad and is not prone in taking initiative, the few instances in which he became truly serious were because something he cared about was in danger, or when a mirror morality machine was involved.
  • Opposites Attract: With Kim; serious overachiever and goofy underachiever. They balance each other out very well; on Ron's side, she pushes him to overcome both his fear and his laziness so he can utilize his vast potential.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: As Kim's foil he is goofy and prone to jokes.
  • Properly Paranoid: Believe it or not, some of his kooky paranoid theories are actually true.
  • Punny Name: "Unstoppable".
  • Running Gag:
    • His pants keep getting ripped off during missions. It was iconic enough that it helped restore Kim's memory of him at one point.
    • Drakken has a hard time remembering his name and almost all recurring villains do as well. Only the Señors, Gill, and Monkey Fist remember his name, with the Señors still failing in one occasion.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: He insists that they're "manly screams of courage."
  • Side Kick: Kim's hero help. This is commented on often.
  • Sidekick Graduations Stick: It's pretty obvious that after his incredible heroics in the Grand Finale that he becomes a full-fledged partner to Kim. What makes it really amusing is that the episode in question was known as "Graduation."
  • Sidekick Song: "The Naked Mole Rap" was made on the spot to buy time for Kim.
  • The Slacker: Unlike his A-type partner and best friend Kim, he is content in kicking back, lazing around and relaxing. One of the reasons it makes him Not So Different from Shego, they both enjoy relaxing and prefer to follow their more driven partners.
  • Spanner in the Works: If there's a plan, expect Ron Stoppable to ruin it and especially if you're a bad guy. This trope is lampshaded in an episode by calling it "The Ron Factor." The real cause is identified as "The Rufus Factor."
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: The fourth season was greenlighted by Ron's fanbase so he has a lot more screentime in that season.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: He's... frighteningly competent when he's evil. He can intimidate Shego into shutting up and doing as she's told.
  • Supreme Chef: Ron proves to be quite the formidable chef in the episode "Two To Tutor." He gathers so much attention for his cooking, he takes over the cafeteria duties and impresses Barkin. Too bad he got closed down when the health inspector noticed it was Rufus serving the food (though it did seem like no one else was bothered.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Ron's main role in the team is to serve as a distraction while Kim does the actual plan (though he also serves as a very good Spanner in the Works, much to the pain of many villains.) However, whenever Camp Wannaweep is involved (which is surprisingly more often than one would expect), he rises to the occasion and tends to be more assertative. He's also got a pretty good affinity for animals.
  • This Loser Is You:
    • Played straight for three seasons; "An underachiever, a social outcast, who smells of overripe fruit." That's the Pink Sloth.
    • Inverted in Season 4; Record-Setting Running Back, Homecoming King, dating the head cheerleader. Yet Bonnie STILL thinks of him as a loser, even after she's crowned Homecoming Queen.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the Grand Finale. One could argue that it's a step up that he's been cultivating since the fourth season started (or perhaps even since he first got exposed to it). With his full mastery over his Mystical Monkey Power, it's clear he now outclasses Kim in terms of combat ability.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: He moves from Book Dumb and unmotivated in earlier seasons to several moments of Too Dumb to Live in the latter seasons. In A Sitch in Time, he was smarter as a four-year-old.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Anything served at Bueno Nacho.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He is constantly considered a fool and harmless by least until he causes their lairs to blow up. The ones who really underestimated him and paid the price were the Alien Invaders that attacked the Earth in the Grand Finale, who planned to make Kim into a trophy. Big mistake.
  • Undying Loyalty: Devotion to his girlfriend, Kim, has pushed him out of his panic room and away from a part-time job that loved and excelled at.
  • Unfortunate Names: It doesn't really help that his last name is "Stoppable", and he quite lives up to it. Ron can be a bit buffoonish to the point of being a Butt-Monkey. This gets brought up in Season 4.
  • Unlucky Everydude: His parents rarely seem to be around, their approach to moving to Norway or adopting a baby is to present him with the outcome, he can never get a date, he's constantly picked on and considered a loser (despite being the valued sidekick to a world-saving heroine), and is the ne'er-do-well sidekick to the main character. It's dropped in the fourth season.
  • Verbal Tic: He sometimes attaches an "-age" suffix onto certain words. "Snackage" being an example.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Gender-flipped. Don't ever threaten to hurt Kim in front of him. Warhok and Warmonga found out the hard way in the finale.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?:
    • Due to a rather traumatic experience at camp when he was young (as in being forced to share a cabin with the mascot), Ron has an intense phobia of monkeys.
    • He is also afraid of insects, spiders, mechanical horses (yes, specfically mechanical), ghosts and an admittingly very eerie garden gnome at his home.
    • Camp Wannaweep is especially this since it is where he got his monkey fear in the first place along side presumably the exposure to the insects, spiders and whatever problems the camp had.
  • Youthful Freckles: Less mature than Kim, who doesn't have them. Ironically, she spends more time outside while he's more likely to be inside slacking off.

Voiced by: Nancy Cartwright

Rufus is Ron's beloved pet. Ron could only have a hairless pet on account of the fact that his dad's allergic to fur and feathers, so he purchased Rufus, a naked mole rat. He lives most of the time in either Ron's pocket or his locker at school, and was first introduced to Kim on their first major mission, where she pronounced him "gross but handy."

  • Artistic License – Animal Care: A real naked mole rat wouldn't survive in Ron's pocket, much less eat anything from a place like Bueno Nacho.
  • Badass Adorable: A rodent that assists in wiping out super villains.
  • Big Eater: He is seen multipliable times snacking on food.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Truth in Television, considering that naked mole rats don't have sclera.
  • Colossus Climb: Rufus occasionally pulls this off against human targets, but the creators are careful to avoid overusing it.
  • Fastball Special: Ron can throw him to high places.
  • Funny Animal: Rufus makes funny noises and shares in his owner's goofiness.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: An interspecies example with Ron. He's Ron's best male friend.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Rufus constantly alters machinery, breaks the duo out of sticky situations, and is oftentimes more composed and reasonable than his owner, which says a lot about both Rufus and Ron.
  • Killer Rabbit: Although not a rabbit or conventionally adorable, being imbued with Mystical Monkey Power made Rufus an extremely dangerous creature despite his small size. He's demonstrated more control over it than Ron and has used it to get himself and Ron out of situations by quickly defeating their enemies.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • A Sitch in Time shows the audience that Rufus was named after Ron's imaginary friend from early childhood.
    • Out-of-universe, his name was inspired by the Rufous-beaked snake, a natural predator of the naked mole rat.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: He can be somewhat mischievous but he is a Badass Adorable pet who deeply cares for his friends and is eternally loyal to them.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: He's a naked mole rat accompanying two humans.
  • Pet Gets the Keys: Numerous times when Kim and Ron get captured, it's up to Rufus to get them free.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: How many other shows involve hairless rodents?
  • Shipper on Deck: When Ron shows interest in any girl other than Kim, Rufus makes a noise of disgust. Any scenes with Ron and Kim together get the animal to make an "aww" sound. He even helped them get over their nervousness of their first date by pushing them towards each other so they could dance.
  • Silent Snarker: Stares and faceplams in regards to Ron's buffoonery.
  • Speech-Impaired Animal: Clearly communicating but mostly not in English, with the periodic multi-word burst of intelligible speech.
  • Team Pet: The mascot for Team Possible.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Kim and Ron, especially the latter, for whom he will brave any danger to assit.

    Wade Load
Voiced by: Tahj Mowry/Michael Clarke Duncan (Future Wade)
Played by: Isaac Ryan Brown (Live Action)

A 10-year old genius who provides Kim with all of her information, missions and gadgets. Rarely ever seen away from his computer or out of his room. Took a Level in Badass in "Sitch In Time" as an adult.

  • All There in the Manual: The only place his last name is given is in the story bible written before production began. As the bible contained a number of character details that were changed for the series, the name's canonicity is dubious.
  • Berserk Button: "Nobody, NOBODY SPIKES MY SYSTEM!"
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Wade is very loyal, likable, and helpful of his friends but nobody! Nobody messes with his systems.
  • Black and Nerdy: Is he of African descent? Check. Does he have advanced knowledge/skills in anything engineering-/physics-/computer science-related? Check.
  • Brainy Brunette: Other than Rufus, he tends to be the smartest member of Kim's team.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: It's ambiguous; he spends an awful lot of time in his room but he's also making Kim's spy gear and arranging her rides to missions. You could say he is both physically lazy and constantly busy.
  • Child Prodigy: He's graduated both high school and college at the age of ten.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Normally played for little more than Exposition and the occasional new gadget, but the Season 4 episode "The Cupid Effect" gave him some new personality traits (including his first crush!) and had him directly instigate the plot.
  • Future Badass: As mentioned, "A Sitch in Time"; he's The Leader of La Résistance and becomes a Gentle Giant. Badass enough for ya?
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He makes all of Kim and Ron's gear.
  • Geek Physiques: He's somewhat overweight, and is a Brainy Brunette Child Prodigy.
  • Hacker Cave: Wade is usually (the first exception was in Season 3) seen in his room via webcam.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: Although it's more like "He Who Must Not Be Seen Outside His Room" until late Season 3 and some of season 4.
  • Mission Control: For Kim and Ron. He manages Kim's web site and provides information through the Kimunicator.
  • Nice Guy: Wade is a very likable, kind, and helpful kid.
  • Non-Action Guy: He typically does not directly participate on missions, though he's still very valuable to Kim and Ron nonetheless.
  • Non-Indicative Name: His last name might indicate he's The Load, but he's actually one of the most useful members on the team, with him creating various gadgets that help Kim and Ron on their missions. In addition, He's also a Child Prodigy whereas most loads are usually ditzy.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: How mad did Team Impossible spiking his system made him? Mad enough to show up and deliver payback to the perpetrators in person.
  • Precocious Crush: On Monique in "The Cupid Effect". She's several years older than him.
  • Punny Name: Change the "a" in his first name to "i", and you get Wide Load - appropriate for a chubby guy like him.
  • Running Gag: Left his room once during three seasons, even using teleoperated robots as a substitute.
  • The Smart Guy: Ten (later twelve) year old super genius who makes Kim's gear and monitors her website and arranges rides.
  • Stealth Pun: He's The Smart Guy...and he's voiced by the former lead of the series Smart Guy.
  • Teen Genius: Preteen genius, but the trope fits like a glove considering his science smarts.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Sitch in Time, future Wade is a Gentle Giant commando.
  • Voice with an Internet Connection: In the initial seasons he communicated with Kim through computers and the Kimunicator.
  • Younger Than They Look: Despite being ten, he looks and sounds like he's at least thirteen.
  • Youthful Freckles: The same case as Ron but more so because he rarely leaves his room.

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