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Recap / Kim Possible S 3 E 4 Bad Boy

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Ron, desperate for respect, decides to become a "bad boy." Drakken, desperate to win, decides to attend a supervillain convention. But matters go bad when an accident with an attitudinator turns Drakken mild-mannered and Ron into the supervillain Zorpox.

This episode contains examples of the following tropes:

  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Kim admits to Ron that she likes the Troubled, but Cute type. Ron sees a pattern, and attempts to cultivate a bad boy persona as date-bait. This coincides with a Transformation Ray that makes him a genuine supervillain.
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  • Being Good Stinks: Drakken is depressed when he figures out that becoming evil again for the greater good will mean no more playtime with Rufus.
  • Better the Devil You Know: It's made pretty clear that Kim's job is a lot more difficult with Ron taking the helm as the Big Bad.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Seven-year-old cousin Sean, who delights in tormenting Ron.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Sean turns up to torment Ron, ignoring the big, scary-looking way he's refitted his trike and the fact that Ron is twice his size.
  • Enfante Terrible: At least, that's how Ron sees Sean.
  • Evil Is Dumb: Inverted with Ron. After being zapped by the attitudinator, he's effective enough to scare Shego into submission.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Evil!Ron is possibly the most over-the-top villain of the series, which is saying something.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Kim and Ron (right after a Ship Tease moment), watching a soap opera:
    Ron: "Are they still teasing that Charity and Danny are gonna get together?"
    Kim: "Like that'll ever happen! It would end the series."
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  • Lesser of Two Evils: Turning Drakken evil again is a small price to pay for returning the much more dangerous Evil!Ron to normal.
  • Mirror Morality Machine: Ron is turned evil and Drakken good by an attitudinator, which changes mora alignment.
  • Oblivious to Love: Ron is oblivious to Kim's hints that she wants to be his date.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Shego isn't fooled for even a second when she come across "Zorpox the Conqueror" and "Sheila of the Leopard People" at the convention center.
  • Shark Pool: Zorpox opens one behind Shego while telling her that "sidekicks need to know their place."
  • Ship Tease: Kim and Ron getting very 'awk-weird' when he suggests she could go to the wedding as his date.
  • Side-Effects Include...: The commercial touts the benefits of the attitudinator, mentioning towards the end that it may cause hubris and itchy feet.
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  • Soap Within a Show: Agony County, a soap opera Ron and Kim watch "to stay current."
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Evil!Ron shows much stronger focus and force of personality than normal Ron, to the point where he intimidates Shego into shutting up and obeying orders.
  • Un-Evil Laugh: Zorpox is fond of laughing "Boo-yah-ha-ha-ha-ha!" Shego is noticeably in pain from hearing his "evil laugh" because it's so terrible.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back: Kim wants Drakken to let them use the attitudinator to swap Ron and Drakken back to normal because he is the lesser of the two evils.

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