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  • Coach Possible: It's very ignorant of Kim Possible to yell at Wade for not being able to hack something as simple as a "Bear playing Banjo". Getting an artificial intelligence to play a string instrument, let alone well, is something that has only recently happened in real life. That bear needs to hold the banjo so gently it doesn't break at the same time of tapping the strings for accords all in sync with the other machines. And thanks to SSS said bear is also a dancer and a war machine now. By comparison all it takes for a mechanical drummer is telling it when to hit a sturdy drum with a stick and how hard.
  • So, according to the "Animology" quiz, a Blue Fox and a Yellow Trout are "perfect soulmates." Kim Possible (a globe-trotting Type-A overachiever) got "Blue Fox" while Senor Senior Junior (a lazy and narcissistic Rich Idiot With No Day Job) got "Yellow Trout." It doesn't make sense that these two personality types would be soulmates...or does it? Kim's the kind of girl that guys like Junior would have to make a massive self-improvement effort to win over, and while Junior's the kind of guy that a girl like Kim would probably see as a "project" that she could make into something better. It's a romantic-comedy staple, really.
    • Also, Kim's actual soulmate (according to the creators) is lazy and prone to Acquired Situational Narcissism. Animology almost got it right...
  • In "Grudge Match", Ron's "rules" are ultimately proven wrong once the audience learns that not only is Oliver a robot, but Vivian built him. If Ron's rules had been right, she would've built him as a handsome kind of nerd. But she didn't. Because she designed him to be the kind of boyfriend she'd care about. Sure she also wanted to build him as a front for someone people would take seriously as a robotics expert, but she was still concerned for him when Dr. Fenn tried to (essentially) kill Oliver with a mallet.
    • Even better, she made Oliver to be different from your stereotypical nerd. She gave him a personality where he was protective, assertive, and confronted Dr. Fenn for stealing Vivian's robot.
    • Generally, "Grudge Match" in itself is about debunking stereotypes. You would think Dr. Fenn would have his intelligence to compensate for his short size, because it would be complicated to think otherwise. But in reality, he doesn't have robotic expertise. In short (no pun intended), he has nothing to compensate his failings, nothing but insecurity and the cunning deception that he built the robots.
  • The Attitudinator changing Ron's personality to be a 2.0 version of Drakken isn't too far off the mark when one realizes that in "Attack of the Killer Bebes", he was Ron's Shadow Archetype for how he might've turned out if Kim hadn't been supportive of his Mad Dog costume.
    • Also, in a sense, being bullied by Cousin Sean could count as what would normally push him over the edge if Ron wasn't a decent person to begin with.
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    • On the flipside, Nice Dr. Draken may reflect how he would've turned out if (A) his college buddies had been nicer to him and (B) he didn't have an villainous nature to begin with.
  • The 'dino-thing' in Partners went on a rampage... and was attempting to eat the various signs. Standard monster destruction in American Suburbs? Nah, that thing was hungry (and with that much mass and being newly "born", boy does it need food!). As Ron notes,
    "That thing has a dino-sized appetite!"
  • The most straightforward explanation for why Shego is a sidekick rather than an independent villain in her own right is her lack of initiative and creativity. A few hints supporting that conclusion:
    • "Two to Tutor": Shego draws a total blank when trying to decide on a field-test target for Junior's criminal training. Junior has to supply her with an idea by coming up with a web search.
    • "A Sitch in Time": The one time Shego apparently does come up with a plan of her own, the plan doesn't really involve any original thought on her part — her future self repeats what she remembers her past self being told by her future self...
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    • Also in the same movie, Shego could've left well enough alone. But it was because Drakken insisted she boast about her accomplishment like a "proper villain" that lead to her downfall. Deep down, she's still the sidekick listening to her boss.
  • Kim's disdain of Larry may seem out of character even by her season one Jerkass standards but look at him for a moment. He is an uber geek who dreams of being a supervillain. Remind you of anyone? A Big Bad from Buffy the Vampire Slayer perhaps? He makes Warren Meers look suave in comparison, and Kim very much comes across as a fan of the series or at least the equivalent alternate knock off. With that in mind it makes perfect sense that she wouldn't like him.
  • Over the course of the series, several countries around the world (Norway, Japan, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany, Italy, China, Morocco) are settings of Kim and Ron's adventures, and all those countries have pavilions at Epcot's World Showcase at Walt Disney World. So when an interactive "treasure-hunt" style attraction was created in Epcot's World Showcase, it was based on Kim Possible and called Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure. (Five years after the Kim Possible series had concluded, the interactive attraction at Epcot was changed into Phineas and Ferb: Agent P's World Showcase Adventure.)
  • According to Warmonga, the Lorwardians are searching the galaxy for the legendary 'Great Blue:' an all-powerful warrior who will lead them in battle. In the end, they're destroyed when they try to fight Ron the Mystical Monkey Warrior, who has a blue aura. Ron was the Great Blue.
  • When Ron initially became evil due to exposure to the Attitudinator, he turned blue and demonstrated a surprising skill with machinery, while in his second Attitudinator experience while facing Team Go, he relied more on his martial arts skills. This seems like a shift in method at first, until you take into account that on his first encounter with the device he just got all of Drakken's evil, while on the second occasion Ron basically just experienced a moral inversion; Evil Ron in "Stop Team Go" was the true Evil Ron, and 'Zorpox' is basically an amalgamation of Ron and Drakken.
  • Seems strange that Barkin takes Ron's report in "Mather and Fervent" at face value, considering the "firing blast of math out of his skull part"... Except he knows Ron and what kind of ridiculous life he leads and that such a ridiculous event is something that would happen to him.
  • The first encounter between Kim and Athena seemed a little too planned out, but considering that Athena was actually working for Dr Drakken the meeting was actually planned out.
  • In "Low Budget", Frugal Lucre's master plan involves putting an expired can of sausages that was rigged with a devastating computer virus. The expiration date? 1999.
  • Drakken, Monkey Fist and Killigan are soundly thrashed by 4 year-old Pre-K Kim in "Sitch in Time" and choose to high-tail it out of there. Not only are they in toddler bodies thanks to Drakken's invention and therefore not familiar with the bodies they're inhabiting compared to Kim's natural "savage" fighting, but staying and fighting is counterproductive since they already failed their objective (due to only switching from "crush Kim's spirit" to "crush Kim" after they arrive in a later period). Instead of breaking her spirit, they inspired her towards heroism by taking action against them when they were bullying Ron. In spite of the changes taking place to the timeline as evidenced by Ron's picture book changing, it's not drastic enough to prevent Kim from becoming a hero.
    • Alternatively, Ron is the one who inspired Kim to be a hero in the first place. He stood up for her despite being outnumbered by three bullies, and when Drakken, Killigan and Monkey Fist took advantage of that fact, Kim shoved aside her own timidness and fear to come to his aid.

Fridge Horror

  • At the end of "Twin Factor", Shego confirms (yells) that the mind control Dr. Drakken used on her made her obey, but left her fully conscious and aware. That means she was fully aware without any control over her own body. With no confirmation it would ever stop. And, insult to injury, she had to act cheerful about it. Incidentally, this was not just tailored to Shego; it also worked on Kim. And if Drakken could attach the chips to both of them...
    • It gets worse. Remember how when Kim is sent after Ron, she seems to ignore the Tweebs, and when Drakken orders both girls to catch Rufus, they forget about the other intruders? This implies that the chip takes away all thought processes other than those required to carry out an order... so unless Drakken gives an order, neither girl will MOVE. And they have no way to signal if they're hungry, thirsty, tired, need to go to the bathroom, or anything. If Drakken forgets this, both girls could be forced to slowly waste away, very aware of what's going on, but powerless to stop it.
      • It's not "if" he forgets, it's when. We're talking about the guy who had one of his inventions get shorted out because he couldn't be bothered to take Commodore Puddles for a walk — and that's when he was being prompted both by the dog's whining and Shego's nudging. At best, he'd forget about Kim and Shego as soon as a new mad-science project grabs his attention.
    • Which is what he should have done once he managed to stick the chip on Kim (after removing Shego's of course).
    • The same could potentially have occurred with the Seniors when they hypnotized a large number of Europe's V.I.P.. While they were forced to dance, they seemed to know what was going on judging from Kim's comment after Wade put her glasses on.
  • Remember Warmonga from "Mad Dogs and Aliens" and "Graduation"? Remember the fact that both times she showed up, it was with an arsenal useful for taking over the world practically single-handedly? According to Word of God, she didn't even have government backing from her home planet there, and when you consider the arsenal included enough walkers to effectively cause a lot of damage to humanity as a whole... What do you think the government packs in comparison? Especially since these are conquistador aliens who travel equipped to take over a world?
    • Probably not a lot, if anything. Warhok and Warmonga seemed to be treating world conquering as a hobby. Not to amass resources or because Earth was valuable, but because it was fun. So, it probably works on the same concept of asking why doesn't Senor Senior Senior ask for government help with his schemes. They don't really need it and whatever their government can supply is probably woefully inadequate to what the Lowardians already have.
    • If two individuals pursuing a personal vendetta can deploy that kind of firepower, they (and other warlords like them) probably are the Lowardian government.
  • In one episode we see Shego light up one of her fingers with her powers then she touches a villian's mook's forehead with it after which he drops to the floor in a limp heap. Is it possible she gave him a lobotomy?
  • At the end of Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama, Kim kicks Shego off the roof of the Bueno Nacho HQ building straight into the high-voltage radio tower. Additionally, she kicked her hard enough to make it collapse - right on top of her. As this is happening, she walks up near the edge, with a smile resembling a Psychotic Smirk or a Slasher Smile. Until the next scene where we see Drakken and Shego are taken away, nobody could know if she survived or not, so this looks more like if Kim just sent Shego to her death, and she doesn't seem to have any regrets about it. Actually, she seemed like she liked it.
  • In "Emotion Sickness", who knows what "irreversible frenzy of rage" Kim would have done to Ron if she'd caught him? What if it had taken until after she'd finished for the Moodulator to short out?
    • Which brings up the question: What were the moodulators for? the only practical use that comes to mind is keeping a surgeon calm in the operating room or keeping another professional calm in a stressful work environment, and if that WAS the purpose of the things, why are emotions like joy, anger, love, and sadness involved?
      • There are some pretty dark possibilities: induced rage to create a relentless fighter, induced love to make someone into a concubine, induced joy and sadness as rewards and punishments to bend someone to your will....
      • And remember, these things were made not by a mad scientist, but by a kindly old man, who only really got upset when something pushed him...
  • Word of God states that Kim and Ron will be together forever. No mention is made of Rufus. While naked mole rats are extraordinarily long-lived (a lifespan of like 30 years), that's still not anywhere near the 70+ years that make up a human life span. If anything, that's just 30 years for both Kim and Ron to get attached to him before he dies.
    • One of the features on the Sitch in Time DVD shows an older Rufus who looks pretty healthy, a little on the pudgy side but still good. When it comes to cartoons, animals will sometimes age like humans, so I'm sure Rufus will be fine.
    • Alternatively, he will die, but that's just a fact of life. It will be sad if he died before either one but that's the sort of thing that happens.
      • True. After all, a dog or cat gets 10-15 years... though not sentient, of course, they often become an integral part of the family. Perhaps when the time comes, Rufus will be succeeded by his son as Team Pet and loyal friend.
    • Another thing to consider is how Rufus might have been affected by the Mystical Monkey Power... maybe he got an extended lifespan?
  • Señor Senior, Senior's first act of villainy is to drain all of Europe's power to ransom for another island. It's played off as a bored rich guy's first foray into villainy, but seeing as hospitals and water treatment plants need electricity he'd have started killing people by the thousands in just days.
  • The Attitudinator. It's a Mirror Morality Machine that turns good people evil and vice versa. When it hit Ron, he went from a cowardly, accident-prone sidekick to a scarily competent evil genius that made Shego fear him. What would have happened if the Attitudinator had hit a good guy that was already pretty competent, say, KIM?
    • Heck, this is exactly what evil Ron's first thought is upon obtaining said device!
  • The Sitch in Time DVD bonus features show a future version of Kim, still fighting crime in her 40s. She's wearing an eyepatch. What happened that could lead her to wearing an eyepatch?
  • When Ron reactivates the laser grid in "Sitch in Time", the only person actually safe and clear is Shego, who is watching the fight from the hallway. The laser grid could easily have torn any of the seven other people still in the room (Preteen Kim, Preteen Ron, Kim, Ron, Drakken, Killigan and Monkey Fist) to pieces just like it did the Stone Guardian of Satsuma.
  • Bonnie's relationship with Brick Flagg may seem normal at first until a line from Kim Possible S 4 E 1 Ill Suited states that it took him 7 years to graduate. This could be interpreted as spending seven years to finish four years of high school or taking seven years to finish senior year. If it's the latter, then we have an adult well into his twenties still going out with high school aged teenagers
  • Malcolm Nevious's megalomaniac tendencies (his desire to take over Everlot, his attempt to trap Ron and Zita in the game and the twisted way he wants Zita to be his queen) may have been as a result of his use of immersion caps, which made a rat highly aggressive when Malcolm's father and his assistant removed it without finishing the game. Along with Ron and Zita, he is the only one seen in his real-life clothes in-game, but he was also seen outside of Everlot the day after Ron met Zita in the game.

Fridge Logic

  • In Bonding, Kim and Bonnie are stuck together by a bonding agent at the hip and Ron and Mr. Barkin are stuck together at the shoulder. Why couldn't the problem be solved by changing clothes, which both pairs obviously do multiple times throughout the episode and if the bonding was beyond just their clothes touching, why were they able to change clothes?
    • I would have to watch the episode again to see if Wade provides an explanation, but the energy effects suggest that the bonding is more magnetic force than adhesion.
    • In what could I suppose be considered "Fridge Awkwardness"... you gotta wonder just how they did stuff like use the bathroom or shower when stuck together like that. Then again, that might be what certain sorts of fanfics were made to answer...
  • How the heck does getting a Harmless Villain to say your name a Moment of Awesome?
  • Why did king Wally have to go to the US to experience what democracy is like, when he lives in Europe, surrounded by dozens of perfectly democratic countries?
    • It wasn't just him going to the US. He actually ran for and was elected class president.
  • So, Ron suddenly becomes super-wealthy due to royalties from selling his "Naco" idea to Bueno Nacho. Because Status Quo Is God, he loses all of his money at the end of the episode. Question is, his money came from royalties, which are continuous, not a lottery or an inheritance, which are simply one-time deals. Why isn't Ron continuing to receive money?
    • Maybe he is, but off screen its being deposited in a trust fund or a bank account he can't access yet.
      • Presumably, Ron (and his royalties) is the one paying KP's bills. They just don't talk about it.
      • I think it's probably something that doesn't accumulate very fast and it was just something that Ron came up with a long time ago, so the slow accumulation built up over time.
      • The slow accumulation of ninety-nine million dollars? Even if we generously say a year has passed since the invention - which is unlikely, in-universe - and even if the naco craze died off quickly, he still should be getting ridiculous amounts of money - particularly by high school student standards - on the regular.
      • The naco was discontinued, so it was probably a fad that died down after an initial surge, but also note how Ron received the check. It wasn't mailed to him or delivered by a courier or anything remotely... how shall I put this... reliable. It was given to a (probably) teenage assistant manager at the local establishment to hand over when he happened to see Ron. And sure, he sees Ron every day, but it still took him a while to deliver it. It's possible there are more checks sitting around in the backroom that Ned has forgotten about or hasn't noticed. And it didn't seem to be an official agreement in the first place. Ron sure wasn't expecting it. If he (or his parents, on his behalf) got a little smarter about it and contacted a lawyer, they could very well find out there's more money owed to him.
  • In Blush, Kim starts disappearing a little bit more every time she gets embarrassed, and risks disappearing from existance. However, matter can't be destroyed or created, it can only be transformed. So scientifically, how could Kim just have disappeared like that?
  • Sure by So The Drama that had become pretty much Like Brother and Sister, but Shego stays with Drakken because....? When you get down to it, even if he does pay a lot, the stuff he's gotten her into (like the mind control incident mentioned above) is too much.
    • If she is unwilling or unable to strike out as an independent operator in her own right, it's a matter of choosing which villain to work for. Drakken, for all his flaws, may simply be the best option.
    • In addition, all the stuff he gets her into doesn't exactly reflect well on her either. It could be that by the time he'd screwed up so much she thought it worth it to look for a new boss, her own stock had dropped so badly she was stuck with him.
    • Drakken might be the only villain around who's willing to put up with Shego's insolence and mockery. The fact that he reacts entertainingly to it is a bonus.
    • Shego's "employment" with Drakken seems more like a part-time thing, almost a hobby. Sure, he mentions contracts every now and then, but several episodes (especially "Two to Tutor" and "Clean Slate") show that she can go on independent jobs (or just laze on the beach) whenever the hell she wants.
  • Drakken's blue skin was most likely some freak lab accident. That's as far as we can guess.
  • Professor Ramesh recognized Drakken's voice as his former college friend Drew Lipsky in "Attack of the Killer Bebes", yet never did in "Showdown at the Crooked D".

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