The Adventures of Kim Jong Un is a series of CollegeHumor web animations chronicling the fictional adventures of North Korea's dictator and his Robot Buddy. The series claims to be written and directed by Kim Jong-un himself and resembles a combination of pro-North Korean propaganda and personal Wish Fulfillment, with Kim portrayed as a Marty Stu ruling over a shining Utopia and foiling Barack Obama's evil capitalist plans with ease.
The first episode, simply titled "The Adventures of Kim Jong Un," was posted on May 9, 2012, and the series officially came to a close with the second part of "Kim Jong Un vs. Kim Jong Il" on April 3, 2014.
See The Rulers of North Korea for information on the real-life North Korean government.
This series provides examples of:
- Accent Upon The Wrong Syllable: Metal Minister's synthesized voice has some pronunciation-related quirks.
- Actually a Doombot: Kim Jong-il in "Kim Jong Un vs. Kim Jong Il," although unlike the original Doombots, it isn't being controlled by the real deal.
- Aluminum Christmas Trees: "Kim Jong-un vs. Kim Jong-il Part 2" points out that Jong-un really does have an elder brother named Kim Jong-nam, and that he really was exiled from the line of succession because he tried to sneak into Tokyo Disneyland with a fake identity.
- Animesque: Several styles of it. Women are drawn in a generic anime style, being tall and attractive, while Americans and other antagonistic men are portrayed as short, chibi-esque dwarves. Kim Jong-un, Vladimir Putin and Assad are drawn as more recognizably-human, but are still heavily stylized and cartoonish.
- Bad Santa: Satan Clause
- Big Bad: Barack Obama, in most episodes. Kim Jong-nam in the two-parter "Kim Jong Un vs. Kim Jong Il".
- Break Them by Talking: Kim Jong-nam tries this on Kim Jong-un during their battle, and it works.Kim Jong-nam: "Look at you... Deep down, you don't even want to win! You want to live in a world that has melted cheese, internet deviants and allows women to speak after dark! Give me control of True Korea, and you may live here, sipping water-beers and watching fairy-toons!"
- Cain and Abel: Kim Jong-un and Kim Jong-nam.
- The Chains of Commanding: Interestingly enforced. Kim Jong-nam is literally destroyed by the awesome responsibility of trying to run North Korea.
- Evil Counterpart: Kim Jong-un gets one in the form of his exiled elder brother, Kim Jong-nam. Jong-nam proudly boasts that his powers come from "absorbing all of western culture", and proves to be the only enemy Jong-un doesn't easily defeat.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin after they team up to take down Obama in "Kim Jong Un vs. Vladimir Putin."
- Harmless Villain: Almost every villain's plans are mainly Laughably Evil in nature, and they're usually defeated with little effort on Kim's part. Averted with Kim Jong-nam, who wanted to take over True Korea and actually proved to be a match for Un.
- Heroic Mime: Kim Jong-un at first. Subverted and lampshaded in "Kim Jong Un vs. Kim Jong Il" part 1:
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Kim Jong-nam's lust for power is what destroys him in the end as he is literally crushed into nothingness by the responsibilities of leading North Korea.
- Hollywood Hacking: In "Kim Jong Un vs. Kim Jong Il," Metal Minister hacks into the cyborg Kim Jong-il to figure out where it was being controlled from. He accomplishes this by punching through its exterior and doing something inside it that makes sparks fly out.
- Insistent Terminology: FALSE Korea
- Mother Russia Makes You Strong: Vladimir Putin, who actually was strong enough to put up a decent fight with Kim Jong-Un.
- Mr. Exposition: Metal Minister, making up for the fact that Kim Jong-un is not very talkative.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: Every episode gives Kim Jong-un at least one new gadget or superpower, often with only limp excuses at best:
- In "The Adventures of Kim Jong-un", he can shapeshift into a jetplane (riding a unicorn riding a rocket-powered magic carpet), is allegedly bulletproof, possesses a sword that extends into a lightsaber, and is extremely talented at moonwalking.
- In "The Adventures of Kim Jong-un Part 2", Kim is strong enough to toss a rocket at the moon, can perform a 'Future Punch' that allows him to ride a hoverboard (riding a dragon riding its own hoverboard while playing an electric guitar), receives a suit of Iron Man armor from Robert Downey Jr. - who happens to be Kim's best friend -, gets a further power upgrade from having a goatee, and is capable of juggling energy spheres.
- Lampshaded in "The Adventures of Kim Jong-un Part 3", where Kim 'suddenly remembers' that he happens to be the last descendant of a dying alien race, and thus has the ability to fly under his own power. He also possesses a machine that can transfer someone's soul into a robot that resembles Anne Hathaway as Catwoman.
- In "Kim Jong-un vs. Psy", Kim arrives in a 'Handsomecopter', and is revealed to have trained Psy in the art of dancing. Kim also possesses the power to duplicate himself into a squad of five clones, referred to as the 'Five-Member Explosive Pop Sensation Technique'.
- Subverted in "Kim Jong-un and Dennis Rodman Recreate Space Jam", where he reuses the Five-Member Explosive Pop Sensation Technique to fill out the empty slots on his basketball team.
- Subverted again in "Kim Jong-un's Hunger Games". While it is revealed that Kim was the champion of the True Korea Battle Royale seventeen times when he was still just a boy, it's also stated that he had a submachine gun, and that all of his opponents were harmlessly tied to trees.
- Played straight in "Kim Jong-un vs. Kim Jong-il Part 2", where we learn that the source of Kim's rightful rulership of True Korea lies with the Orb of Leadership. However, only Jong-un is strong enough to wield it, because when Jong-nam attempts to absorb it, the sheer responsibility of ruling True Korea physically destroys him.
- One-Winged Angel:
- In "Kim Jong-un and Dennis Rodman Recreate Space Jam", Yao Ming fuses with his team of aliens to transform into a gigantic Blob Monster.
- In "Kim Jong-un vs. Kim Jong-il Part 2", Kim Jong-nam transforms into Optimus Prime with a gigantic beerhat-wearing hamburger for a head, with the ability to shoot American cable TV signals from his chest-windows, complete with Boss Subtitles.
- Refugee from TV Land: The real-world Pokémon in "Kim Jong Un is a Pokémon Master," although there's no Applied Phlebotinum to justify it. Same with Veronica Mars and her 'lady squirrel friend' in "The Adventures of Kim Jong-un", due to emerging straight from the Internet.
- Robot Buddy: Metal Minister.
- Rule of Cool: A lot of Kim's adventures and superpowers run on this. In the first episode alone, he transforms into a jetplane, which then hops onto a giant pegasus riding a rocket-powered magic carpet, in order to travel to the United States.
- Saving Christmas: Inverted. "Kim Jong Un vs. Christmas" has Kim Jong-un fighting the demonic Satan Claus in order to free North Korea from the evils of Western commercialism.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: At least once in every single episode, ranging from that hunger does not exist in True Korea to the animators voluntarily left their families to work on the series.
- Utopia: North Korea is portrayed as this, and any mention of unhappiness and starvation is firmly denied. References to executions and other such things are still common, but with no implication that they're bad.
- Wish Fulfillment: For College Humor's fictionalized version of Kim Jong-un.