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A Possible Encounter for a Phantom is a Danny Phantom/Kim Possible crossover fanfic written by NeoMark.

Concocting an evil plan, Vlad recruits 16-year-old Kim Possible in what he thinks will help him be rid of Danny Phantom. At Casper High, she meets 14-year-old Danny Fenton, who is immediately smitten with her. From there, they encounter each others villains and soon learn Vlad's plan, which leads to something neither teen has ever dealt with before. An ancient monster called a "Terakon" leads to Kim's villains and Danny's villains uniting for a plan for world domination.

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Intended to be a trilogy. The first story is nicknamed "The Terakon Saga".

This story has examples of:

  • Abhorrent Admirer:
    • Dash tries to hit on Kim. She rejects him for being a stereotypical bully and for harming Danny.
    • Bonnie takes a quick liking towards Danny. As attractive as she is, Danny dislikes how awful a person she is, to the point where he prefers Ember over her.
    • Motor Ed is not only still this for Shego, but he also tries to hit on Spectra. Neither of them are fond of him.
  • Above the Influence: As much as Danny likes Kim and while he does enjoy some of the affection, he doesn't want to take advantage when she is under a love spell, preferring having her like him by her own choice. Considering that he knows what it's like to be under an effect like that...
  • Accidental Pervert: While trapped in a box with Kim thanks to the Guys in White, Danny is put in scenarios where his crush on her makes this more awkward. First, while taking a deep breath to relax, he accidentally sniffs her hair. Then, while Kim struggles to move, it cause a reaction from Danny that makes her hope what she feels poking her thigh is his pen.
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  • The Ace: Kim Possible manages to be impressive in cheerleading and combat, outdoing the A-list in those fields.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Chapter 49 puts the focus on Danielle and her time in Amity Park while Danny is away in Middleton.
  • Adorkable: Danny's crush on Kim leads to his natural reaction to attractive girls.
  • Adults Are Useless: Principal Ishiyama and Mr. Lancer like in canon turn a blind eye to Dash bullying and plan to punish Kim for defending Danny for Dash. Kim turn the tables on them when use her connection to force them to punish Dash. Subverted when Dash throws a cooler full of grape juice at Kim that instead hit Danny in the gymnasium. Mr. Lancer was disgusted with Dash for his actions and realize that Kim was right, he punishes Dash and even let Kim get back at Dash.
  • Adult Fear: Drakken and Skulker managed to force James to give them the password to a satellite they need by using the twins as a bargaining chip.
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  • Aesop Amnesia: After the Terakon reveals his intellect and rebels against the Faction, Danny lampshades In-Universe that, no matter how many times Vlad's plans blow up in his face, he never seems to have a failsafe in case things go wrong, calling him a moron.
  • Air-Vent Passageway: Kim snarks on buildings having conveniently designed air vents that people can fit in to sneak inside.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Bonnie is first angry when she sees Danny and Kim kissing after she herself kissed him, then thinks it's neat he has some bad boy qualities in him.
  • All Guys Want Cheerleaders: Danny can't help but stare when Kim is in her cheerleader uniform.
  • Almost Kiss: Happens several time during Ship Tease moments with Danny and Kim.
  • Always Someone Better:
    • Kim to Paulina, as a cheerleader and a person.
    • Hilariously averted and played with when Danny meets Professor Dementor. He is unimpressed with the supposed "top villain" and says he prefers Drakken, due to finding him being more entertaining and having a "hot but evil" henchwoman.
  • Amazon Chaser: Danny is attracted to Kim and Shego, both being attractive women who know how to fight.
  • Amazonian Beauty:
    • Kim is a pretty strong girl for a cheerleader, something that Danny is happy about.
    • Shego is an evil version, and Danny finds her attractive too despite her being a villain.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance: Kim has conflicted feelings about Danny due to the 2 year age difference. However, when she temporarily had amnesia, she admitted outright liking him rather quickly, not caring that he's younger.
  • And This Is for...: In chapter 8, Dash throws a cooler's contents at Kim and says "This is for not going out with me!".
  • Arbitrary Skepticism:
    • In chapter 1, Wade brings up the "guy with a magic artifact that turned him into a jackal monster" as a reason Kim shouldn't be sure ghosts don't exist. She takes his point.
    • In chapter 4, Tucker and Sam, in spite of knowing about things like parallel dimensions, time travel and alterations to reality, refuse to believe Kim Possible is staying at Danny's home and had dinner with him until she sits down with them at school.
    • Mego of Team Go finds it hard to believe dragons are a thing, even though Danny points out they have superpowers.
  • Auction of Evil: When The Faction's funds start running low, Jack Hench gets the idea of auctioning off the smaller, weaker Terrakons off to other villains.
  • Badass Normal: Kim can handle Skulker without needing any powers or with the technology usually used by the Fentons. This impresses Danny.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Danny notices Kim’s midriff a lot, especially when he has to have his arm around her.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Bonnie was originally dismissing of Danny for his younger age and low social status. However, after Danny sticks up for her against her even meaner older sisters despite not liking her, Bonnie seems to have developed a complicated interest in him, despite him being 2 years younger than her and the fact that she is already in an on-and-off relationship with Brick Flagg.
  • Been There, Shaped History: Defied. Jack Hench states he coined the term of henchmen. Freakshow stated the origin of the word, which is someone who cares for horses. The modern usage of the word was ages before he could've been born. Hench's reaction suggests he was indeed lying.
  • Berserk Button: An attempt to be friends with Ron goes south when Tucker badmouths Bueno Nacho, leading to a "battle" between the two teens.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Vlad assembles The Faction, a group consisting of Danny and Kim's various villains, to create a Terakon army and conquer the world while also seeking to destroy their teen foes.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Drakken tries to take control of the Terakon from Vlad, but all he does is interfere and it led to the creature getting set free.
  • Big Brother Bully: Danny finds out that Bonnie has two meaner, snobbier older sisters, Connie and Lonnie. They are so deplorable that he, despite not even liking Bonnie, is quick to come to her defense.
  • Big Brother Instinct: When he got a message from Kim asking to meet her in Middleton, Danny was excited to see her. When he found it was because Danielle was in danger, he got serious.
  • Bilingual Bonus: "Terakon" is a mix of the two Ancient Greek words for monster "Teras" and dragon "Drakon", much like how dinosaur translates to "Fearfully Great Lizard".
  • Birds of a Feather: Danny and Kim frequently bond over being heroes, odd villains and a love for burgers.
  • Blackmail:
    • How Dementor joins The Faction, threatening to reveal Drakken posted their plans on social media.
    • In Chapter 56, Bonnie learns Danny's secret and blackmails him into dating her once the Terakons are dealt with.
    • In Chapter 60, Kim learns Bonnie is using her sisters' credit cards and blackmails her into leaving Danny alone.
  • Blank White Eyes: Anyone hit by the Rage Pearl's power has their eyes turn this way.
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: By the time Chapter 37 ends, Kim figures out Danny relies on his powers more than anything else. She spends most of Chapter 38 teaching him Kung-Fu.
  • Breath Weapon: Both the black and red Terakon have fire breath.
  • Bully Hunter: Kim personally manhandles Dash whenever he tries to bully Danny.
  • The Cameo: The Huntsman, Eli Pandarus, Wizard Kelly and Dr. Hämsterviel make appearances in an auction for Terakons.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: When meeting Kim's Uncle Slim and cousin Joss, Danny and Kim had a cover story for him. Ron, unable to keep his mouth shut, unintentionally added in a hint that he's Danny Phantom. Slim and Joss realize it and Kim and Danny aren't happy with Ron for it.
    Kim: Ron! Secret identity, remember?!
    Ron: (Defensively) I panicked! What was I supposed to say?
    Danny: Nothing! You were supposed to say NOTHING!
  • The Cheerleader: Kim averts all the stereotypes associated with cheerleaders, though Paulina exhibits them despite it becoming clear she's less impressive at cheerleading as Kim.
  • Chick Magnet: Kim, Ember, Bonnie, Paulina, Valerie and Sam are all very interested in Danny.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Danny. He comes close to seeing Kim changing a few times and immediately regrets it. However, when using a robot insect to spy on the villains, he thinks of how he wishes Shego was wearing a skirt.
  • Clark Kenting: Kim's villains actually briefly acknowledge Danny Fenton looks like Danny Phantom, something that caught him off guard.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl:
    • Sam does not like how Danny spends so much time around Kim.
    • Kim, while under Ember's love spell, becomes really obsessive and clingy towards Danny.
    • Bonnie develops a crush on Danny and also switches between this and being a Tsundere towards him.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Even when Rufus and Monique figure it out, Ron can't seem to make the obvious connection that Danny Fenton is Danny Phantom when people point out the obvious clues. It took some time for him to finally realize it. One comment in the reviews even pointed out Ron once accused Josh Mankey of being a monkey due to having a similar sounding name.
  • Commonality Connection: Embarrassing parents? Arch-Enemy out to Take Over the World? An assortment of villains? Best friends at your side? And juggling school life? Danny and Kim find they have more in common than they realize.
  • Crash-Into Hello: Danny meets Kim after accidentally bumping into her while running in the halls. The moment he sees what she looks like causes him to fall back down after getting up.
  • Crush Blush: Danny blushes around Kim almost every time they're together.
  • Dance of Romance: Kim teaches Danny to dance a bit, adding another moment of Ship Tease between them.
  • Dark Is Evil: The Terakon is said to be mostly black and appears to be genuinely malicious.
  • Dating Catwoman: Downplayed, Danny's main interest is in Kim, but he does seem to share a mutual attraction to Ember.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Jazz brings up that her parents were going to name Danny "Danielle" after Maddie's grandmother if he were a girl.
  • Death Glare: The Terakon gives off one that causes Danny to consider it more than just an animal.
  • Dinosaurs Are Dragons: In a sense, Danny fills the heroes in on what Frostbite informed him. That the asteroid that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs forced most of them to evolve into what is known today as dragons. The Terakons are described as their version of a Neanderthal.
  • Disappeared Dad: Bonnie's parents are implied to have had a very messy divorce and it's also hinted that it might be part of the reason Bonnie acts out.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Drakken, acting as Vlad's closest partner in The Faction, is plotting to seize command of the Terakon horde. At the same time, the Terakon, a literal dragon, has its own agenda.
  • Dude Magnet: Danny, Tucker and Dash are all very interested in Kim Possible.
  • The Dragons Come Back: The main plot becomes Vlad working with Danny and Kim's villains to revive an army of dragons called Terakons for world domination. Unfortunately, the original reveals he's very much sentient and has his own plans.
  • The Dreaded: The Terakons, an ancient race of prehistoric dragons that even Pariah Dark feared. The one that Vlad revives ends up becoming this to Teams Phantom and Possible.
  • Eloquent in My Native Tongue: In Rufus's mind, he speaks in a deep, eloquent voice and mannerism.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Vlad and Skulker look away in disgust as the Terakon mercilessly devours a living, full-grown buck.
    • Drakken had been spying on Kim during her stay in Amity Park, though he is appalled when Shego asks if he spies on her in the bathroom, using the series' phrase "Sick and Wrong" to describe that.
    • The soon-to-be-named group of "The Faction" agree that Skulker's suggestion for a team name of "The Predators" sounds wrong given Danny and Kim are teenagers.
  • Even the Dog Is Ashamed: Even Rufus thought it was pretty low of Ron to want Danny to overshadow Bonnie to make her agree to go out with him.
  • Everyone Can See It: Danny’s crush on Kim is super obvious, so much so it helped Kim figure out his identity.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Mr. Lancer normally sides with Dash and favors him. But when Dash threw a cooler full of grape juice in an attempt to publicly humiliate Kim and Danny took the hit for her in the gymnasium, he was disgusted with Dash. Realizing Kim was right, he decides to let Kim beat him up.
    • Even though Danny finds her less appealing than Paulina, Danny defends Bonnie from the verbal abuse she gets from her sisters by calling them out on not being as smart or pretty as they think they are.
    • While they usually pick on their sister when it comes to boys, Jim and Tim and pretty uncomfortable when she makes a Stalker Shrine for Danny while under a spell.
    • Bonnie quickly loses any interest in Dash Baxter after watching him bully another student, admitting that even she has standards on who she dates.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Even when the Terakon goes on a rampage, Vlad still insists he can reclaim control over the beast. Kim calls him out on his refusal to see things have gone out of his reach.
    • Later, after the Terakon reveals his intelligence, Danny lampshades how Vlad never seems to have the idea to have a backup plan for when things go South despite his failures with Vortex, the current situation, etc., and calls him a moron.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: Upon meeting Danny Phantom, Drakken and Dementor each say they thought he'd be taller, to his annoyance.
  • Eye Scream: It turns out a Terakon was responsible for Pariah's scar and missing eye.
  • Foil:
    • Both Vlad and Drakken has both been compared to by Kim briefly. Vlad Plasmius and Doctor Drakken both fight a teenage hero, are the former friends of their fathers and see to Take Over the World. However, Vlad is a billionaire and hides his evil, while Drakken has no secret identity and limited resources. Vlad can fight on his own while still employing allies, Drakken isn't a fighter so he relies solely on Shego. Finally, Vlad is more dangerous but is shown to much more petty than Drakken.
    • Then there is, of course, Sam and Kim. One is Danny's childhood friend who hates cheerleaders, the other is a new face who is a cheerleader. They're both capable in a fight, though Kim clearly has years more of experience in hand-to-hand. More importantly, both are secretly attracted to Danny. So far, Kim is the one Danny seems to favor.
  • Forceful Kiss:
    • To coax him into working with her, Kim kisses Danny on the lips. Later, after they have a race together, Danny gets payback and kisses her on the lips.
    • Bonnie kisses Danny in order to get any attraction to him out of her system. It only makes her more into him.
    • Ember does this to Danny three times in one chapter. Two of those involved him being hypnotized.
  • Foreshadowing: The fact that Kim could easily figure out Danny Fenton and Danny Phantom have crushes on her showed she was very perceptive.
  • Fossil Revival: Vlad's master plan is to revive a Terakon, a prehistoric monster that was feared by Pariah Dark.
  • From Bad to Worse: Kim and Danny's villains getting together to revive an army of prehistoric dragons for world domination was bad. What makes it worse is that it turns out the Terakons are sentient and the first one to be brought back to life, their king, has his own plans.
  • Full-Name Ultimatum: Chapter 69 features Bonnie's sisters receiving one from their mother.
    Mrs. Rockwaller: Consuela Marie and Leonarda Patricia Rockwaller! Stop this at once!
  • Grand Theft Me: Spectra overshadows Kim, thinking she's the perfect body for her. However, Kim's willpower was able to resist her in time.
  • Green-Eyed Monster:
    • Sam grows to greatly dislike Kim for being someone Danny is very attracted to, although she admits she doesn't hate Kim, since she doesn't like Dash either.
    • Bonnie grew jealous of Danny and Kim's closeness, wanting to steal him for herself.
  • Hate Plague: The Rage Pearl induces uncontrollable rage towards the first person the victim sees. Only something that causes joy can free them, like when Kim kissed Danny on the lips.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: Kim is very attractive and most boys, including Danny, are drawn to her once they see her.
  • Height Angst: Kim's villains and Bonnie comment on how much shorter Danny is then Kim. It gets annoying for him to the point where he threatens to harm Falsetto Jones for almost finishing that sentence.
  • Held Gaze: When Danny met Kim, he stared longingly into her eyes before she reminded him he had to get to class.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Danny has a crush on Kim Possible, a redhead.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Tucker tries to hit on Kim and Monique... with his usual results.
  • Hypocrite:
    • Bonnie wants Danny, despite giving Kim a lot of flak due to him being younger than her. She also seems not to want to admit her feelings in public.
    • Danny calls out Barkin dismissing Ron's masculinity for Kim saving his life, since he needed Kim to rescue him the night before.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Since this is a fanfiction and not an actual animated canon work, the author has his casting choices for the voices of original characters, the Terakons.
    • Thirorex - Keith David
    • Trescorn - Bill Faggerblakke
    • Skyscreech - Steve Blum
    • Scorex - Josh Keaton
    • Slashfang - Charlie Adler
    • Seastorm - David Sobolov
  • "I Know You Are in There Somewhere" Fight:
    • Danny tries this when Kim is possessed by Spectra. It works.
    • She later returns the favor when he's under the Rage Pearl but ends up having to kiss him because of how the pearl works.
  • Imagine Spot:
    • When Danny finds Kim at his front door, he imagines her confessing her love for him and they almost kiss. He has another daydream while unintentionally spying on her at Middleton High.
    • Kim has a brief daydream about going on a date with Danny after she starts to question her own feelings for him.
    • Bonnie daydreams about a successful Danny romancing her over Kim, only to snap out of it when Tara notices.
  • Insistent Terminology:
    • When Danny first meets the monkey ninjas, he asks Kim if they're ninja monkeys and she replies "monkey ninjas".
    • Danielle questions Sam and why she calls herself an ultra-recyclo vegetarian instead of a vegan. Sam states it's because vegan is too mainstream, while Danielle states it's less of a mouthful or "pretentious".
  • It Can Think: The Terakon frequently shows it's much smarter than it leads on.
  • "It" Is Dehumanizing: The Terakon doesn't like being called "it".
  • It's Personal: By making her almost harm Ron thanks to the Rage Pearl, Vlad goes from another bad guy to Kim to someone she wants to take down.
  • Jerkass Realization: In chapter 8, Mr. Lancer realizes that Kim was right about Dash when his attempt to publicly humiliate her was foiled by Danny. He decides to no longer play favorites because of Dash's football skills as it's let him get away with too much.
  • Just a Kid: Kim politely turns down Danny's crush by pointing out she's 2 years older than him. However, his continued heroism causes her to change her opinion.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty:
    • Kim's presence causes Dash's bullying to finally be challenged. He ends up getting in trouble and his bully victims rebel against him.
    • This happens to the rest of the A-Listers when Barkin begins subbing for several of their classes. He might be a hard-ass, but he's an equal opportunity hard-ass.
  • Kid Sidekick: Two police officers mistakenly think Danielle is Danny's little sister and new sidekick when they foil a crime.
  • Kissing Under the Influence:
    • While under Ember's spell, Kim kisses Danny repeatedly.
    • While she has him under her control, Ember takes advantage and kisses Danny twice. He admits he wouldn't have had an issue if he wasn't forced to do it.
    Kim: You'd have kissed Ember if she didn't force you to?
    Danny: To be honest Kim, evil aside, she is kinda hot.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The original Terakon dragon is a powerful and frightening beast, moreso than any of Danny or Kim's bad guys. Then his name, Thirorex, gets revealed, along with his sapience and own ambitions for world domination. He also kills the inhabitants of a lost island.
  • Legion of Doom: To defeat both Danny Phantom and Kim Possible, while also collecting more Terakon fossils, Vlad forms a team of their villains together. After a few suggestions of a group name, he insists of "The Faction" since it's simpler.
  • Lets See YOU Do Better: When Kim describes Paulina's cheerleading as "pretty basic", Paulina dares Kim to out-cheer her. Kim accepts the challenge and wins.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: Twice does Kim get into a fight with Danny Phantom when she mistakes him of committing misdoings. After the second, she pieces together he’s a good guy.
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again:
    • Sam has told Danny and Tucker to never mention the incident with "Gregor" ever again.
    • Danny and Kim both agree to never remind each other of being stuck in the box, with the heavy implications Kim was feeling something from Danny that wasn't his pen.
    • Ron and Rufus agree to never speak of when Kim made a Stalker Shrine for Danny under Ember's spell ever again.
  • Likes Older Women: Kim is 2 years older than him and Danny is smitten with her. He also has a crush on Shego, who is at least a decade older.
  • Love at First Sight: Danny falls for Kim as soon as he sees her.
  • Love Dodecahedron: Danny falls for Kim, who wasn't interested at first but grew attached to him. Kim's best friend is Ron, who has yet to realize his feelings for Kim yet. At the same time, Danny has a crush on Shego, who is too old and evil for him. Sam has hidden feelings for Danny, Paulina in interested in Danny Phantom, Bonnie has a growing interest in Danny Fenton, Danny believes a rumor that Star has a crush on him and Ember reveals she has a thing for him.
  • Love Potion: Ember uses her guitar's love powers on Danny and Kim. Danny had the Fenton Phones on and it let him remain unaffected. Kim, who wasn't wearing them, becomes head over heel in love with him.
  • Loving Bully: Bonnie acts rude to Danny to hide her attraction to him.
  • Man of Kryptonite: Shego's powers in this story are said to be derived from ectoranium, which is a kryptonite for ghosts. This makes her one of Kim's few villains to be a potential threat to Danny.
  • McNinja: When Kim tells Danny that Monkey Fist's monkey ninjas are trained in Kung-Fu, Danny points out ninjas are Japanese and Kung-Fu is a Chinese martial art.
  • Meet Cute: The chapter where Danny and Kim is called this and their meeting is the accidental crashing kind.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling : Whenever Kim admits to not liking Bueno Nacho that much to Danny, Ron, who is still miles away from her, senses that something is wrong.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Team Go find it rather unsettling that Danny, who is 14, thinks their evil sister Shego is hot. Granted, they know he's too young and heroic for her, but they aren't fond of him thinking that.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Drakken needing James to get access to something top secret is straight from So The Drama.
    • Ron assumes the villains are up to something only he considers evil, while the rest don't, is something from the first season of the series. In this case, he genuinely thought evil dragons wanted to steal cartoons, only for Vlad to inform him that isn't the plan at all.
    Ron: YOU'LL NEVER TAKE OUR CARTOONS AWAY, YOU MONSTER!
    Vlad: Cartoons? These are beasts from before the dawn of mankind! What could they possibly care about animated programming, you buffoon?!
  • Named by the Adaptation:
    • Kim's Nana never has her first name revealed in the series or its film adaptation. In this story, her full name is Kimberly Joan Possible, meaning Kim was named after her.
    • Bonnie's mother, who was unnamed in the series, is named Nonnie Rockwaller here.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Per Kim's suggestion, Danny spars with her Nana. Even in ghost form, Danny gets taken down rather quickly. Nana admits he's not the first superhero she's ever faced, and not the toughest either.
  • Never My Fault: Dash gets angry at Danny for his humiliation by Kim, while he's been called out for his relentless bullying.
  • "No. Just... No" Reaction: When Freakshow meets Dani Phantom, finding out there are two Danny Phantoms, he has this reaction out of disbelief.
  • No-Sell: Danny finds his Ghostly Wail has no effect on the Terakon.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Bonnie dislikes it when the target of her desires rejects her advances.
  • Not So Above It All: Yori is very dedicated to her ninja training, but she couldn't resist going to the carnival once Danny mentioned that Ron was going. She's also shown to have dabbled in Animology
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Thirorex claims he wants to wipe out the human race to return the Earth to its rightful rulers, when in fact he's just a bully who likes to be in command, considering he isn't very empathetic to even his own kind.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. Danny encounters the Dash from Team Impossible, finding another person by that name who is a jerk.
  • Open-Minded Parents: Sam is stunned and jealous to see how casual Kim's parents are in regards to her teen hero career, to the point of letting her spend a week by herself in a different city.
  • Or Are You Just Happy to See Me?: Kim accidentally falls on Danny at one point. She feels something poking into her and Danny reveals it's his pen. Later, they get trapped in a box by the Guys in White and Kim feels something poking in her thigh, she asks (hopes) that Danny put his pen in his pocket. He reveals, much to her chagrin, his jumpsuit has no pockets.
  • Original Generation: The Terakons are creatures created for this fanfiction crossover and not part from either show's canon.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: The Terakons are the Neanderthal of dragons, as they still have elements of dinosaurs in their designs.
  • Potty Failure: Spending at least 2 chapters trapped in a classroom before anyone let him out, Barkin had to use the restroom and had to relieve himself. It's left ambiguous if it was number one or two, but Kim and Danny were both grossed out nonetheless.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Danny gets involved in scenarios of almost seeing Kim changing thanks to his powers, but always stops himself from going through with it, usually out of embarrassment or shame.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Kim uses her iconic "puppy dog pout" to get Danny, Sam and Tucker to agree to let her keep an eye on Danny. Sam's scowling and Tucker's attempts at flirtation have no effect on her, Danny even uses invisibility but even that doesn't get her to stop. They give in.
  • Precocious Crush: Danny has an obvious attraction to Shego, who is at least a decade older than him.
  • Predecessor Villain: Danny's recalling of what Frostbite told him mentioned the first Ghost King, stating Pariah Dark was in fact the sixth. All he got was this king had an interest in the Terakons and his unknown fate led to them becoming a danger.
  • Prehistoric Monster: The Terakon is a large dinosaur-like dragon and is treated as a terrifying beast.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Kim threatens to expose how Casper High turns a blind eye to Dash's bullying for the sake of his football skills to the media thanks to her connections. Realizing this would give them too much bad press, Principal Ishiyama and Mr. Lancer agree to start giving Dash his punishment.
    • In chapter 8, Dash throws a cooler full of grape juice at Kim that instead hits Danny in the gymnasium. Mr. Lancer and all the students are appalled by Dash's actions. Because he did something like that in full view of everyone, he's in big trouble and punished for his actions; even Mr. Lancer who favors Dash is disgusted by him and decide to leave Kim to watch Dash so she can have his revenge on him.
    • In a rare moment of applying how people in the real world would react to a common scenario in cartoons, Danny shoots down Ron's suggestion to break Ember's love spell on Kim by kissing a random girl, as he brings up said girl would assault him if she didn't call the police on him.
    • As Ember admits, basing a relationship on a mutual desire to hurt someone isn't healthy.
    • When Danny first arrives at Middleton, he decides to go for a walk and explore the town. He isn't out long before a couple of cops pick him up for suspected truancy.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Dr. Director of Global Justice takes an interest in Danny Phantom, using her higher authority to forbid the Guys in White from attacking him, as she sees he'd be better suited as an ally than an enemy.
  • Rejection Affection: Turns out, rejecting Bonnie's advances makes her more eager.
  • Rescue Romance: Danny saving her from the Fright Knight without his powers causes Kim to start being drawn to him.
  • Reverse Psychology: In Chapter 43, Drakken tries this upon Shego's suggestion to convince the Bebes to work for him again. It works.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: While Danny recognizes he has no shot with Shego, he says it's because she's evil. Sam and Jazz point out that, while that is a good reason, it's not the reason. Tucker thinks it's because their kids won't know which parent's footsteps to follow.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Inverted. Kim threatens to use her personal connections to force Principal Ishiyama and Mr. Lancer to enforce the rules and punish Dash.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Danny insists that Kim isn’t his girlfriend when Jazz teases him over his crush on her.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Jazz is very vocal about thinking Danny and Kim would make a good couple. When Danny is hit with the Rage Pearl and Kim kisses him to free him, she’s the only one who is overjoyed. When Kim falls under the spell, she suggests Danny kiss her.
    • Danielle went to Kim for aid because she thought she was Danny's girlfriend. She then suggests the two go looking for the bad guys together, hoping they turn it into a date.
    • Jim and Tim seem to ship Danny and Kim, being excited at the thought of having a superhero for a brother-in-law.
    • Joss is excited to learn her new hero, Danny Phantom, is friends with her favorite cousin. She immediately starts pestering them on whether or not they are a couple.
  • Shipper with an Agenda:
    • Realizing that Danny likes Kim, Vlad decides to create scenarios that bring them together so that his plan will be easier than he thought.
    • Danny at first to get Ron and Yori together, solely so he can have Kim for himself. He quickly realizes that it's a bit underhanded.
  • Ship Tease: Danny and Kim bond a lot, causing a mutual attraction between the two. Kim suggests becoming kissing buddies to alleviate their attraction, but it only strengthens it.
    • Danny actually gets this twice more, once with Ember, although that mostly plateau's at their fight banter becoming more flirtatious and occasional kissing as Danny, while finding her attractive, is unwilling to commit to anything with her whilst she's still evil, which Ember finds fair. The other is with Bonnie, which curiously enough appears to be progressing, with Danny helping her out with her sisters, gradually shedding his dislike of her and admitting that he'd consider dating Bonnie if they become friends first.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Danny once calls Monkey Fist "Furious George".
    • Kim and Danny are having noodles and realize they're eating the same noodle. Kim says "that's something you don't see happening to anyone but cartoon dogs".
    • The Terakons were inspired by the Predacons of Transformers: Prime, especially with the primary Terakon whose introduction is similar to Predaking. Unlike Predaking, the Terakon seems genuinely malicious.
    • Danny refers to Team Go when they mistakenly think he's a villain as the Power Rangers.
    • In Chapter 50, when Mr. Barkin mistakes the Specter Speeder for an alien ship, Ron comments that "Aliens live in Hawaii, not Middleton".
    • Drakken brings up that the 90's got some facts about dinosaurs wrong.
    • During the first fight with the Terakon, Danny calls it Dragon Heart.
    • Danny visiting Rufus's dreams was based on an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants.
  • Sick and Wrong: Drakken describes spying on Kim in the bathroom as this.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Kim ends up developing an interest in Danny, seeing him as a heroic and friendly Nice Guy rather than a boy younger than her. It helps that he admires her for own heroism and good deeds.
  • Slasher Smile: One indication that the Terakon isn't a mindless beast is that it gives a toothy grin to people it tries to kill.
  • Soap Box Sadie: Sam makes her animal rights views as clear as possible when she can. She became hostile to Ron regarding Rufus, not realizing at first Rufus despises her for how she treats his best friend. Then, she thinks setting the Terakon free would show it mercy and is horrified to learn it's a natural killing machine that went on a rampage when let loose.
  • Social Media Before Reason: Drakken posted information on the Faction's secret plots with the Terakons, despite them obviously trying to maintain a low profile. Once Dementor finds out, he deletes all posts. Dementor later blackmails Drakken with revealing what he did in exchange for letting him join.
  • Somebody Doesn't Love Raymond:
    • Sam is the only one of her friends that does not like Kim because she's a cheerleader and part of the popular kids she hates. Subverted when Sam sees Kim is not like Dash and Paulina and stands up to them even though she is jealous that Danny has feelings for her.
    • Sam can't accept the fact there's an animal (Rufus) who doesn't like her.
  • Something We Forgot: It took Danny three chapters, but he remembered Barkin was last seen knocked out in a classroom and was locked in.
  • Spaghetti Kiss: An Almost Kiss example. Danny and Kim eat Chinese food together and find out they're eating the same noodle before any lip contact could happen.
  • Stalker Shrine: While under the spell, Kim made a shrine to Danny out of newspaper clippings.
  • Stalker with a Crush:
    • Kim, while under the effects of a love spell, becomes one towards Danny.
    • Bonnie seems to have shades of these towards Danny after she falls for him.
  • The Starscream: While Drakken works with Vlad to create a Terakon army, he reveals his plan to Shego that he's going to seize control of the beasts and turn on him.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Kim, Bonnie and Shego are all taller than Danny and he's very attracted to all three of them.
  • Stop Being Stereotypical: Kim dislikes the stereotype of the mean cheerleader, when Paulina told Kim "Don't you have to hang around some nerd?" scornfully, Kim says she's not stereotypical.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: Bonnie pretends to be under Ember's love spell like Kim after Danny voices his concern that she's under its influence in order to get her growing attraction to him out of her system.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Part of Ron's inability to keep a secret, he gets too specific about what he's hiding.
    • When Danny met Slim and Joss Possible, Ron says Danny has nothing to do with the other Danny who has a similar hairstyle and name. They figured it out fast, to Danny and Kim's frustration with Ron.
    • When meeting Kim's Nana, Ron says Danny is "also NOT half-human and that Danielle is his cousin and NOT his clone by his archenemy". After that, Danny isn't surprised Kim doesn't have a secret identity.
  • Take That!: Jokes at Bueno Nacho are a deliberate one to real life chain, Taco Bell. Like Bueno Nacho is said in story, Taco Bell is disliked by real Mexicans for their “unauthentic” food and banned from Mexico as a result.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Unlike the heroes, The Faction's members don't always get along. Skulker and Shego get into a spat, Vlad and Drakken both plot to betray the other, and everyone is annoyed by Motor Ed.
  • Tempting Fate: In Chapter 8, Dash says Kim wouldn't beat him up in front of Mr. Lancer. Feeling like Dash deserves the beating, Mr. Lancer comes up with an excuse to leave the area.
  • That Came Out Wrong: Drakken is surprised to see Kim with Danny, a boy 2 years younger than her. Shego thinks he'd probably be a stud in 10 years. However, Drakken thinks her wording suggests something else. She gets upset and states she was only making an observation.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Since this is Kim during season 3 of her series, she's a Junior in high school, while Danny is still a Freshman. She's depicted as taller than him. This doesn't affect his interest one bit.
  • Token Good Teammate: Scorex to the Terakons.
  • Touché:
    • Kim's response when she shows surprise at Danny using a thermos to capture a ghost and he reacts by pointing at her hairdryer.
    Kim: Is that a thermos?
    Danny: Is that a hairdryer?
    Kim: Touché.
    • She later gets him to say "touché" when he shows surprise at Monkey Fist's real name being Monty Fiske and she replies by reminding him he's Danny Fenton and Danny Phantom.
  • Train Job: Vlad sends Freakshow, Lydia, Drakken and Motor Ed to steal a Terakon fossil on a train in Chapter 31.
  • True Love's Kiss: Played with. Kim uses Danny's crush to her advantage, kissing him to break him free from the magically induced rage.
  • Tsundere:
    • Bonnie hides her attraction to Danny by acting as her usual haughty self.
    • Danny says there's a rumor Star likes him and hides it by acting rude to him. Her thinking he's cute when he arrives to school in a good mood suggests the rumor is true.
  • Ultimate Life Form: According to Fright Knight, the Terakons had evolved and adapted to the point where they were a threat to literally every other life form on the planet, hence necestitating their original genocide.
  • Unfortunate Names: In "The Faction", several villains decided to form a team and, considering their enemies are teenagers, all of them agree it's a bad idea to call the team "The Predators" when Skulker suggested it.
  • Vague Age: Danny assumes Shego is at least a decade older than him, but isn't sure.
  • Villainesses Want Heroes:
    • Downplayed. Bonnie is an Alpha Bitch rather than a supervillain, but she develops an attraction to Danny after he defends her from her verbally abusive sisters.
    • Played straight with Ember, who has an interest in Danny and kissed him every chance she had around him.
    • Inverted with Shego, as Danny has a crush on her. She seems flattered but clearly not interested in someone younger than even Kim.
  • Wham Line: Danny hears the word "Die" coming from the Terakon.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Jazz is absolutely vicious towards Sam for letting the Terakon go free, which leads to a lot of destruction.
  • Wimp Fight: Ron and Tucker's conflict after the latter expresses no respect for Bueno Nacho is... not as impressive as when Danny and Kim fought.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Danny finds it hard to believe Ember is Skulker's ex-girlfriend, admitting she's hot while he's... not.
  • Why Can't I Hate You?: Sam is starting to have a real hard time hating Kim because she stands up to both Dash and Paulina.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Kim assures Danny when he shares his insecurities about his true identity that there's more to him than just being Danny Phantom, as Danny Fenton is a nicer and stronger person than even he gives himself credit for.
  • You Can Talk?: The revelation that the Terakon race can talk caught everyone off guard.
  • Younger Than They Look: Ember tells Danny that Skulker would be about 19 in human years, while she herself is 16, at least physically. Thus, in her mind, hitting on Danny is totally legal.
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