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The world of Totally Spies is a future utopia

W.O.O.H.P. is not a secret intelligence agency, it's a unified world government. It's been established that they have an office complex in at least most major cities, and they're physically connected to nearly every building (as seen each time Jerry summons the girls). It is evident that the girls do not practice espionage, as they have never been strictly required to disguise their identities; they're more like a body of crisis control or SpecOps that battles crimes too specific, grand-scale, or technologically-inclined for the regular police.

The crime comes about due to the easy availability of sophisticated technology. Education seems much more widespread and there doesn't seem to be a soul in the world beneath upper-middle-class, a time-honored trait of Sci-Fi utopias; high-tech devices like robots and hovering vehicles seem relatively common, as no one bats an eye at them, the space program is decades beyond our time, there is a heavy emphasis on cleanliness and environmental protection ("Even the dirt is clean!"), there are no overweight people, implying more health awareness and / or better health care, and a recent episode revealed that the animals at Malibu Zoo have been replaced with robotic replicas, indicating a leap in animal rights. To say nothing of the surprising Type One portrayal of Eagleland, in a French production no less.

Of course, the dominoes are all set for a totalitarian government to usurp W.O.O.H.P.. Given the organization's resources (if it has wires or runs on electricity, W.O.O.H.P. has bugged it in some way), it'd be incredibly easy for a despot to monitor every aspect of the citizens' lives and turn the technology against its users. Jerry's utter inability to judge a person's moral compass, given the amount of transparently evil persons who have fooled him into trusting them, this seems eerily likely.

This subtext is all a hair away from text, though. To dive a little deeper…

The girls (and some of the villains) are vestiges of an old, failed Super Soldier program

It's no secret that the girls have a special gene that makes them more adept agents for W.O.O.H.P. than the average person. But, if you'll notice, none of their gadgets seem substantially more advanced, technologically speaking, than the kind of consumer products you can buy (or even build) here. You'll also notice that few, if any, of the villains the "spies" are sent to defeat have political aspirations in mind; all of them are following some wild, nonsensical pipe dream for little more than personal fulfillment. Exhibit #3 is the apparent obsolescence of war. James Bond always had to defuse evil schemes that would result in explosive international incidents. The girls have never needed to bother with such consequences.

Now here is the juicy bit…

We can deduce, then, that the series is set long in the aftermath of an attempted War to End All Wars, using super soldiers. It was discovered, however, that although these soldiers were incredibly adept at strategic thinking and handling tech and weaponry, a large percentage of them were prone to long bouts of insanity and extremely skewed prioritizing (how else do you explain a maniac who wants to physically destroy the Earth because his pants fell off in public once, or one who wants to brainwash the entire world because they don't appreciate his performance art enough?). In light of the huge threat entire armies of these people represented, all world governments had to unite into a World Order of Human Protection, WOOHP, to keep the people safe.

Decades later, their goal is to isolate all descendants of the super soldiers who carried the defective gene from the rest of the citizenry… with the aid of those who turned out right.

This also explains why Sam, Alex, and Clover required no training, and why everyone they ever fight can hold their own against them, at least for a while.

All of the villains are killed by Light Yagami

The reason why all of the villains didn't appear after they were captured is because Light has killed them with his Death Note. An example is when Shirley, the spies' evil yoga teacher in Power Yoga Much, is arrested by W.O.O.H.P. and never appears in the next episode. Why? Because he killed her by putting her name in the note, giving her a heart attack.

With this, the spies are able to have a peaceful world without knowing that Light has killed the villains they locked up.

  • Or, you know, it could just be because they're still in prison/awaiting trial. After all, assuming the episodes take place a week or two apart, most of the villains would still be in jail, and by the time they get out, most viewers would've forgotten about the ones that aren't reoccurring.
  • I think Light Imagay is a fan of WOOHP so he killed Ariel for them (she’s the woman who wanted to make warrior women). Ariel is the one villain who got away from the girls (and the one villain who never returns). Light killed her for his favorite spy agency. Jerry would have no idea because he doesn’t keep track (and thus the girls wouldn’t know either, because she can’t return). He’d kill more villans for WOOHP but the girls would get suspicious.

Mandy is a distant descendant of Elmer Fudd

Really! Listen to them laugh!

  • I think she's related to Fran.

All three of the main characters are super-slutty lesbians.
All that fanservice? Intentional.
  • The fanservice is obviously intentional, but the actual Wild Mass Guess here is asinine. There could not possibly be more evidence to the contrary.
    • Agreed on how this WMG is asinine. Also, this WMG is disrespectful to the original canon. Still, I respect other people's opinions, nonetheless.
    • More likely is that they're bi.

All three of the main characters are prudish closeted lesbians.
All those guys they seem to be interested in? Beards.
  • The episode when they go into the future the three of them are still living together
    • Polyamorous gay marriage confirmed for the future.

As an alternative to both, Sam, Alex, and Clover are straight, but they still support gay rights.
  • Alex's reason being that she's Ambiguously Brown, and she can easily sympathize with gay people because she had to deal with racism in the past, similar to how some gay people have to deal with homophobia.
  • Clover starts off as having selfish reasons such as wanting a token gay friend, but later learns to actually care about gay people as people and NOT props.
  • Sam's first reason is that she had to intervene and stop a corrupt cop from shooting an unarmed gay man, and her second reason is that, being Irish-American, she can easily relate to gay people enduring homophobia because Sam's family had to deal with anti-Irish racism as a major obstacle in the past.

Alternative for the other theories, Sam Alex and Clover are Bisexual.
  • The girls do show attraction to guys outside of their looks, but also have a lot of moments between them.

It happens when she is Brainwashed and Crazy.

Clover's dad is Duke from GI Joe, and Mandy's dad is Cobra Commander!
Which is why they hate each other so much.

The villains that the Spies believe themselves to be facing are actually other W.O.O.H.P. agents training them to go up against genuine threats; what's more, Clover is in on the deception.
Given that actual terrorists wouldn't have the bizarre hang-ups that the colorful assemblage of rogues we see on the series do, it makes sense that WOOHP is conducting a series of field exercises to train Sam and Alex to handle genuine menaces to society; Jerry knows that the process is a good one because he and his cyborg buddy Gadget used it to train the person Sam and Alex know as Clover.
  • This would explain how he always knows exactly what gadgets to give them...
  • It also explains why Clover's kidnapped so frequently: she's relaying information to the trainers.
  • That means each one of the few times Jerry let the girls on the fact the trouble they faced was a simulation set up to test them was a Revealing Cover Up so Sam and Alex would think he'd have told them if anything else was another test.

Jerry is actually an older version of Philip J. Coulson from the Marvel Comics/Marvel Movieverse.
It explains why Jerry is so talented in hand-to-hand combat and is able to adapt objects to use as weapons on short notice (he did this with a cafeteria tray). Phil did this while he was in a gas station buying doughnuts and it was being robbed. He used a bag of flour to distract one of the perps. The tech that he introduces in every episode seems to be insanely advanced - because it was made by Stark. He also seems to enjoy his job and Coulson loved his job up until his death. Plus Jerry and Clark Gregg look very similar to one another.

  • Um, you do know that Phil Coulson is dead, don't you? Add to that Jerry is British, so it should be enough to joss this theory!
  • He's not dead - he's coming back in the SHIELD TV series. And plus, wouldn't you think SHIELD would teach their agents to readily disguise themselves if they need to go undercover? They are very thorough.

The sixth season will have a crossover with W.I.T.C.H.
  • Jossed, as season six has already aired.
  • A seventh season is in production, the crossover could happen then.

Mandy and Clover are secretly love each other
It is said that those who hate each other the most are attracted to each other the most. Mandy and Clover hate each other the most. All those flings with "cute boys"? Only there to make each other jealous. I mean, why else do we hear nothing about Blaine anymore in season six (when Clover is already looking for another potential boyfriend in episode one)?

Sam has a crush on Mandy.
  • She goes all Naruto like in the Halloween episode, she HAS to save Mandy, like Naruto HAS to save (his crush) Sasuke.

The main trio was reincarnated the from Centurions
  • Sam is Max Ray
    • Both are smart, most mature, and wear green battle uniforms
  • Clover is "Ace" McCloud
    • Both are blue eyed, dimwitted charmers, trying to make out with members of the opposite sex
  • Alex is Jake Rockwell
    • Both appear to be typical sports buffs in yellow battle uniforms

Totally Spies! is part of a large Shared Universe by Marathon Media...
...which, judging by the Crossover episodes, would include Martin Mystery ("Totally Mystery Much?"), the Spin-Off The Amazing Spiez! ("Operation Dude Ranch Disaster"), and possibly even Team Galaxy.

Season 6 takes place before the "Totally Dunzo" two-parter.
It's the only way the ending of season 5 makes sense.

Jerry is God - the world and all of history only exist to support his TV show universe.
  • This is why every gadget the spies need on their missions they get in advance. They can't die, the villains are always sympathetically evil instead of malicious, and W.O.O.H.P. always knows when to get involved and when to let the spies get out of danger on their own. Everyone takes this reality as natural - only Jerry knows he's an omnipotent deity in the fabric of a Charlie's Angels cartoon.

The girls are actually clones of their mothers.
They look too similar and too young to be their parents. Just look at "Totally Busted".
  • The parents might have got plastic surgery during a brief mid life crisis. In Season Six despite Clover’s mom despite still looking a lot like Clover she looks old enough to be her mother again.

Alex is secretly bisexual and in love with Sam and Clover.
Which is another reason why she's so afraid of being rejected or left behind by them. She's told no one but her mother and that's why her mom is so insistent on Alex finding a boyfriend; not because she's homophobic, but because she knows how torn Alex is about her attraction to her friends. The main reason Alex is keeping her orientation a secret mainly because she doesn't want to break up the friendship/team she has with Sam and Clover; if they knew she was attracted to women, Clover would automatically assume Alex was in love with her because, well, she's Clover and Sam is curious enough to entertain the possibility; Alex knows she wouldn't hold up under their interrogation and would blurt out her true feelings for them, thus making it impossible for them to work together or remain friends if they didn't return her feelings.She does plan to tell them one day, but only after she or they are married to other people or if Alex finds another woman that she's serious about.
  • She is extremely jealous of Brittany a girl both Sam and Clover like.
  • It’s also possible Sam and Clover are both on to finding out about her feelings and will be supportive. If they don’t want to date her themselves they will try to hook her up with Brittany. (Also Clover for her part seems into Alex in Season Six)

Sam is distantly related to both Kim Possible and Jessie Bannon.
Kim more distantly than Jessie and through their mother's sides; they're aware of and on good terms with each other, Sam ironically considered to have the most "normal" lifestyle of the three. Notably, all three girls have the "Spy Gene" (Kim wasn't kidding when she told Dr. Director her "genetics rocks" and Jessie would be more of an Action Girl if she wasn't so focused on scientific pursuits) and WOOHP scouted them all at one point, but Jerry decided that Kim was better off doing her own thing and Jessie was too difficult to recruit considering her closeness with the Quest family (and her father would certainly notice something was up every time she was "WOOHP'ed" away). Sam was selected by both her proximity to Beverly Hills and her friends that also had the Spy Gene, though Jerry hasn't ruled out recruiting the other two girls later in life. On the downside, this also means that Kim and Jessie are descendants of the Sisterhood...

Clover is related to Nagisa Hazuki
  • They are both boy crazy (Clover more than Nagisa, who is Rei-chan crazy) and they both like to swim (though Clover quit). They are also both cute flirty blonds, though Nagisa was the one who went all the way with a boy.

In addition to being super-soldiers and clones of their mothers, (see other WMG entries) the Spies are Jerry's grandaughters and their "fathers" are robots.
Even though he often sends them into life-threatening situations, Jerry's relationship with the Spies has a clear paternal slant to it. He provides them with lodging in Beverly Hills and Malibu (where the real estate costs can induce panic attacks in anyone who isn't a millionaire) an unlimited wardrobe budget and constant, if discreet, surveillance (how else do you think the WOOHP-away machine always manages to find them?).The girls display near-superhuman physical abilities and Wile-E-Coyote-levels of resiliency even though they are never seen training. Yet, in "Mommies Dearest", Stella, Gabby and Carmen display skill levels equivalent to their daughters. And the mothers are seemingly okay with their daughters being Spies, pretending to not know what their daughters are up to, and yet, they seem to know Jerry from somewhere....The answer: Stella, Gabby and Carmen were Jerry's first generation of Spies. He made his daughters super-soldiers to protect them, put their abilities to use fighting evil and, rather than keep them in the field until their abilities begin to atrophy from age, leading to potentially fatal mistakes, he began a plan to periodically replace them through cloning. Since the Spies are clones, they have no biological fathers, so their mothers' "husbands" are merely robots built by Jerry to keep up proper appearance (you may have noticed that, despite his background as a hippy, Jerry seems quite conservative at times). That's why the Spies' fathers play a relatively small role in their daughters' live and haven't even been named in the show.