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Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama is a feature film based on the animated series Kim Possible.

After Bonnie Rockwaller points out that she's literally the only member of the Middleton High-cheerleading squad without a date for their upcoming high school prom, Kim Possible realizes that her crime-fighting lifestyle has been a major factor in preventing her from maintaining a steady romantic relationship with a boy, and that the closest she has to one is her best friend/sidekick, Ron Stoppable.

That is, until a new guy shows up, Eric. They quickly start dating, and Kim plans on going to the prom with him, while Ron is left to deal with the new struggle of emotions he has found through Kim's new relationship. Meanwhile, Drakken has been plotting a diabolical plan, that goes beyond anything he's done previously.

Originally, this movie served as the series finale, ending with Ron and Kim finally becoming an Official Couple, before the show was renewed for a fourth season, where they defied Status Quo Is God by entering a relationship.

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  • 10-Minute Retirement: After Eric (Synthodrone #901) reveals his true nature and captures her, Kim gives up, until Ron snaps her out of it by declaring his feelings for her.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: Kim's battlesuit. When the show was Un-Canceled, the writers had to find reasons to minimize Kim's use of the suit.
  • Air-Vent Passageway: When Kim and Ron infiltrate the Bermuda Triangle resort, they sneak in through the air vents. While Kim sneaks in through the ladies' room, Ron and Rufus end up falling out of the vent when the former misfires Kim's lipstick laser.
  • All for Nothing: Kim’s concerns about Ron being her date because of the Popularity Food Chain becomes this when it is revealed the entire school (minus Bonnie) has been rooting for Kim and Ron to get together.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Drakken's Diablo robots trashed the Possible household and Wade's bedroom.
  • Ambiguous Syntax: When Rufus jumps down to Kim's backpack to cut Kim and Ron free, Ron tells him to 'use the lipstick'. Rufus then comes out with cherry covered lips, and Kim tells him to use the other lipstick (the laser one).
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: Much to the surprise of Kim, Ron, and Bonnie, everyone at the prom, including the janitor, celebrated when Kim and Ron became a couple.
  • Animation Bump: Unlike the cartoon and the previous movie, this movie is in CGI for the action sequences. The depth of shadows, when Kim and Ron are standing in front of the parade float at the beginning of the film, is a standout.
  • Attack! Attack... Retreat! Retreat!: At the end of the montage where kids around the world are running out of Bueno Nacho with their new Li'l Diablos, the kids in Nome, Alaska rush back in because it's so cold.
  • Bad Liar: When Ron was accidentally roped into a poker game, one of the other players caught on that he had bluffing tells: no eye contact, touching the face, shallow breath. Those same symptoms showed up again when Ron was telling Kim that he was okay with her dating Eric.
  • Bait-and-Switch: When Kim has a talk with Ron about Eric in their old treehouse, Eric shows up. Ron immediately insists that he can't come up, which Kim assumes is because of his jealousy before Ron clarifies that he really can't come up because the treehouse has a weight limit and they're already pushing it with Ron holding his slingshot.
  • Balloon Belly: Happens to Rufus twice.
    • First, He appears fat after eating all the Pizza.
    • Later, after Ron tells Kim that Eric can't come up to the treehouse because they are already pushing the weight limit, Rufus has a big belly when he is about to eat a nacho chip and puts it down.
  • Batman Gambit: The last stages of Drakken's plan relied on him predicting Kim's actions. He fully expected her to figure out how to shut down his Diablo army signal, and knew that holding Eric hostage and telling her to surrender if she wants to see him alive again would only make her rush straight for him - all according to plan.
    Shego: She's coming.
    Drakken: Of course she is.
  • Batman Grabs a Gun: Discussed when Kim and Ron are about to storm the Bueno Nacho Headquarters and Ron pulls something out of her backpack that looks like a gun. It's actually a toy that Wade modified into an Electromagnetic Scrambler to shut down Drakken's systems.
    Ron: KP, since when are you packing?
  • Battle in the Rain: The final fight scene was fought while raining.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Rufus shows he doesn't take kindly to being dissed. As Ron said before Eric paid the piper for calling Rufus gross, "The little dude holds a grudge".
    • After Drakken's scheme is thwarted, Ron makes it clear that he considers messing with Bueno Nacho to be Serious Business:
    Ron: (To Drakken) Taking over the world is one thing, but you ruined Bueno Nacho! You're gonna pay!
  • The Big Damn Kiss: Kim and Ron's First Kiss as an official couple at the end of the movie.
  • Big Damn Movie: Featuring Drakken's greatest world domination scheme and a Relationship Upgrade fans have been clamoring for is more than enough to make the film qualify.
  • Big "NO!": Ron gives a prolonged one when he discovers that Bueno Nacho has ditched the bendy straws.
  • Black Comedy Burst: During the scene where Drakken and Shego observe the many projects Drakken is working on, one assistant who is in charge of a mutant squid project ends up being dragged into its tank by it, while another assistant loses control of a Death Ray as it fires in every direction.
  • Bloodless Carnage: Averted in two occasions. Shego slashes Kim across the arm during their last fight, leaving three deep-red wounds, and there's a suspicious looking red blotch on Shego's cheek in her final appearance on the news.
  • Book Ends: A lot of the plot points in So The Drama echo the first aired episode ("Crush").
  • Borrowed Catchphrase:
    • At one point, Eric uses Kim's "Jinx! You owe me a soda", Catchphrase on her, much to Ron's ire.
    Ron: Hey, get in line. You know, she owes me a soda from before she even met you. No soda for you.
    • On a more serious note, Kim borrows Ron's "I've got nothing" when he asks what her plan is to defeat Drakken post her finding out Eric is a Syntho-Drone.
  • Broad Strokes: At a Q&A fans asked the creators questions about So The Drama asking why Bonnie wasn't portrayed more sympathetically after "Bonded", and why Kim is objecting to the idea of taking Ron to the Prom because of "The Rules" after saying that there were no rules in "Grudge Match". They responded that the movie was originally written as a cap to the first season in the event they didn't get any more episodes, and made very few changes to the script so as to welcome new viewers and prevent Continuity Lock-Out.
  • Call-Back:
  • Catch and Return: The battlesuit can not only shield against Shego's Hand Blast, but also capture the energy to toss back at her.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: At the beginning of the movie, Ron got a couple of Nakasumi's shareholders to do his homework for him as a way of thanking him for helping save Nakasumi from Shego. However, he ends up losing it when Rufus pulls his ripcord, causing it go flying everywhere, much to Kim's amusement.
    Kim: Serves you right!
  • Chekhov's Armory:
    • All the "experiments" in Drakken's lair play a larger role at various points in the movie. The most important of it all being Drakken researching the "teen scene".
    • This also applies to Nakasumi's doodles and the project James was working on at the beginning of the movie.
    • Jim and Tim's miniature rockets end up playing a crucial part in the climax.
    • The lipstick laser that was shown during the Bermuda Triangle scene is used by Rufus in the climax to get Kim and Ron free.
  • Clothing Damage: During the battle with the Diablos, the hem of Kim's dress is fried, much to her chagrin. However, it doesn't stop her from wearing it back to the prom with Ron.
    Kim: Do you know how much babysitting I had to do to pay for this dress?
  • Co-Dragons: Synthodrone 901 takes place as one of Drakken's Co-Dragons with Shego for the endgame.
  • Coincidental Broadcast: Just as Kim's parents were about to chew her out for being out all night, she turns on the television where Tricia Lebrowksi was doing a report of her saving Nakasumi.
  • Completely Unnecessary Translator: Miss Kyoko for Nakasumi. Who wouldn’t want to whisper to a pretty girl all the time?
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Among the pictures on the Possibles’ wall are photos of Kim’s Nana, her Cousin Joss, and Kim when she was in Pre-K.
    • Ron's time at Camp Wannaweep is mentioned again.
    • The incident where Kim locked braces with Walter Nelson is mentioned again. Apparently, Ron’s mother was the one to drive them to the orthodontist.
    • Ron mentions the long-time crush that Kim had on Josh Mankey.
    • James Possible calling Drakken by his real name, Drew, when he attempts to kidnap him.
    • The Deej at the Prom had appeared in "Golden Years" and "Rappin' Drakken".

  • Dance of Romance: The final scene of the movie where Kim and Ron dance to "Could It Be," leading up to their First Kiss. Fandom also considers it a Convenient Slow Dance as Kim and Ron just happened to be dancing to a song that fit the circumstances.
  • Darker and Edgier: As the name of the movie implies, it is much more dramatic and action-packed than the original series. Blood is actually shown in two scenes, and it contains the first instance where a character is Killed Off for Real. Drakken and Shego are also arguably at their most villainous here; a good portion of their plan involves one of Drakken's synthetic minions emotionally manipulating Kim to the point of bringing her to her lowest point.
  • Defiant Captive: After Dr. James Possible mocks him to his face again, Drakken notes how often it happens for a captured Possible to make fun of him despite the circumstances.
    Drakken: Why is it every Possible I capture feels the need to give me lip?!
  • Department of Redundancy Department: When Drakken comments that his newest Death Ray is killer, Ron comments that the phrase was redundant.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Kim comes close to crossing it after she realizes how Eric played her, until Ron talks her down from it.
  • Disney Villain Death: The original version of the climax had Shego seemingly killed off by Kim. Test audiences were horrified, so the scene is still in there, but a scene was added showing that Shego survived being kicked into a building, electrocuted, and the building collapsing on top of her.
  • Distressed Dude: Subverted with Eric.
  • Don't Say Such Stupid Things!: After Eric is revealed to be a synthodrone and he and Shego capture Kim and Ron, Kim despairs and Ron tries to bring her around:
    Ron: So, what's the plan?
    Kim: (Devastated) Ron, I... I got nothin'.
    Ron: That's my line, and what's worse, that's quitter talk!
    Kim: Drakken finally won. I should have stuck to baby-sitting.
    Ron: All right, KP, this pity fiesta is over. Drakken has not won. He played you. Now it's payback time.
  • Dress Hits Floor: Well, a wetsuit. Pretty hot for Disney.
  • Embarrassing Password: While Big Daddy Brotherson isn't embarrassed by how childish his password sounds, Drakken did look uncomfortable for a moment before saying "Neener".
  • Epic Fail: Bonnie decides to humiliate Kim in front of everyone with the fact that Kim's dating Ron. Then everyone cheers at that announcement.
  • Everyone Can See It: You almost get the impression that everyone (save Bonnie) cheering when Ron and Kim show up at the dance together was a celebration of something they'd all been waiting to see. Even the janitor was cheering. Even Bonnie, though she was only waiting on it to mock them, said "It finally happened" when they walked in hand in hand.
  • Evil All Along: Eric. To a lesser extent, Bueno Nacho Assistant Manager Lars.
  • Evil Plan: Drakken devises probably his most complex one in the series this time. To summarize:
    • Steal a currently unreleased character design from Nakasumi, whose sketches are so marketable that they're guaranteed to be best-sellers as soon as they hit the shelves.
    • Obtain the Hephestus Project plans from James Possible's mind in order to develop Little Diablo robots that can grow and self-repair at impossible speed. As a bonus, he does this while also wiping the memory of his kidnapping James from his memory, stopping him from being able to warn Kim of what kind of weapon Drakken is building.
    • Buying the Bueno Nacho franchise to use as a front to both sell Little Diablos and repurpose each location's taco billboard as a miniature transmitter to activate the Diablos.
    • Perform an in-depth study of the teenage girl's mind while simultaneously increasing his Syntho-Drones' intelligence, performance, and adaptive personality matrices, all of which culminate in his creation of Eric, the perfect boyfriend to both distract Kim away from Drakken's plans and crush her spirit upon finding out she'd been fooled.
    • On top of all of the above, he also refuses to share his plan's true nature with Shego on the assumption that if Shego can't figure it out then it's guaranteed Kim can't either.
  • Exact Words: Eric wasn't kidding when he said his mission was to take Kim to the prom.
  • Eye Twitch: Ron and Rufus experience one when they learn that Naco Night has been cancelled.
  • Face Palm:
    • Kim does this with both hands when Ron not-so-subtly tries to convince Nakasumi's shareholders that his toy business isn't so easy.
    • Rufus and Ned do this when Ron turns out to be having a fit over the bendy straws instead of suspecting something evil was happening at Bueno Nacho.
  • Faked Kidnapping: Eric and Shego stage a kidnapping to lure Kim into their trap.
  • Finale Movie: The movie was originally intended to be the end of Kim Possible, but instead became a Series Fauxnale due to Disney being successfully petitioned to renew the show for more episodes.
  • Finger Muzzle: Kim does it to Eric when he tries to stop her from leaving the prom with Ron. Ron mocks Eric by doing it too, which only annoys Eric.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Might be unintentional, but when Kim is calling her mom, she notes that "I'm gonna end up with Ron!" note 
    • Drakken saying he recently acquired a company followed closely by a montage of Bueno Nacho selling Li'l Diablo (i.e the toy design that Drakken stole from Nakasumi) gives a very strong hint of who's behind the new changes at Bueno Nacho. Heck, the Bueno Nacho logo can even be seen in the montage Shego is looking at, albeit when the viewer would normally be paying attention to the dialogue.
    • If everything about Bueno Nacho's new manager Lars didn't already create suspicion, viewers will also find him to be familiar from somewhere.
    • There are a few subtle hints as to Eric's true nature:
      • Ricky Ullman (Eric) is included under John DiMaggio (Drakken) and Nicole Sullivan (Shego) in the intro credits, rather than being included with Christy Carlson Romano (Kim) and Will Friedle (Ron), or Nancy Cartwright (Rufus), Tahj Mowry (Wade) and Raven (Monique).
      • Eric's motorbike, shown for a few seconds, uses the same color scheme as Drakken's synthodrones.
      • Eric is shown to have sharp reflexes during the scene with Jim and Tim and their rockets.
      • Despite not even recognizing Kim for who she is upon first meeting her and appearing somewhat unaware of the details of her "saving the world" business, he immediately knows that Wade is the one who communicates with Kim through the Kimmunicator when he tries to call her at the prom.
      • Eric spends the moment at the prom where Kim talks with Wade about Dr. Drakken and the Lil' Diablos glaring angrily, several times at Ron, in retrospect identifying him as the Spanner in the Works that is about to ruin the masquerade he spent the entire prom working to uphold.
      • Drakken has a framed picture of Eric and Kim together, which makes much more sense after Eric reveals he's a synthodrone.
      • When Eric comes to pick Kim, her dad asks him about his family, to which, Eric says, he only has a dad and he’s busy working on a project. That dad turns out to be Dr. Drakken and we all know what his big project is.
      • After Kim defeats Shego, Eric rather casually arrives and remarks he didn't think Kim cared about him that much, as if he were not a hostage being held but a guest. This makes much more sense when his true colours are revealed five seconds later.
      • Not specifically related to Eric's identity, but his death is foreshadowed when the first thing Rufus does upon meeting him is biting his foot. However, he is wearing shoes at the time and Rufus's teeth are unable to puncture his skin. At the end of the film, Rufus manages to get a deep enough bite into him to kill him.
  • Frying Pan of Doom: When Jim and Tim's rockets come flying into the kitchen, Kim swats them down with a frying pan, much to Jim and Tim's chagrin.
  • Gaslighting: Eric uses this as a tactic to distract Kim during Prom, by making her ignore Wade, and trying (but failing) to stop her from investigating the Diablo Toys with Ron.
  • Genre Savvy:
    • After spending the entire series letting Kim get the best of him by doing things the traditionally "villain" way, Drakken decides to forego the "Strike at midnight" part of his plan specifically regarding Middleton, as by this point he simply wants Kim dealt with as soon as possible.
    • Upon capturing Kim and Ron, he invests in chew-proof ropes after having had Rufus simply chew them free in the past.
  • Given Name Reveal: After three seasons of obscurity, Kim's father's name is revealed to be James Timothy Possible. Kim's mother's name would be revealed in the second series finale.
  • Going Native: Stevens, the head of Drakken's teenage wasteland research project, ended up getting absorbed into the lifestyle.
    Drakken: Stevens! Progress report!
    Stevens: Whaddup, Dr. Dee-Diggity-Dog?
    Drakken: We've lost Stevens.
  • Harmless Electrocution: Averted. Shego first appears to come through the Disney Villain Death moment described above with only minor superficial damage to her clothes, hair, and dignity. But when everyone at school is watching the news, Shego's shown bleeding from the side of the head before they're loaded into the police van.
  • Head Turned Backwards: During the climatic fight, Ron delivered an upper kick to Erik. Due to being a synthodrone, it caused his head to rotate. Erik simply twisted his head back the other way, to Ron and Rufus's disturbance.
  • Headbutt of Love: Combined with Held Gaze, Kim and Ron do this at the prom just before The Big Damn Kiss.
  • He Knows Too Much: Lars tries to get rid of Ron with the Lil' Diablos after Wade patched Ron through into the Bueno Nacho CEO private line at his request and they discover that Dr. Drakken has taken over the company.
  • Heroic Resolve: After being humiliated and beaten, Kim was about to throw in the towel, until Ron confessed how he felt about her, which renewed her resolve to stop Drakken.
  • High-Five Left Hanging: Upon hearing that Kim had thwarted Drakken, Brick declares "Possible shoots, she scores!" while holding up his hand for Bonnie to high five. Bonnie refuses, so Monique gives Brick one while saying "Straight up!", much to Bonnie's ire.
  • Holding Hands: Kim and Ron arrive at the prom like this, which clues Bonnie to the fact that they're dating.
  • Hourglass Plot: In the season 3 episode Gorilla Fist, when Ron and Yori go out on a mission, Kim spends the entire episode being jealous of their possible relationship, given she was Locked Out of the Loop about Ron’s adventures in Japan, jumping to the conclusion that Yori must be an evil mole working for Monkey Fist, trying to capture Ron and nearly having a Green-Eyed Epiphany, but deciding against it at the final moments of the episode. Here, Ron and Kim have essentially switched roles, with Eric taking Yori’s place, including Eric actually being an evil mole, working for Drakken, trying to distract and kill Kim and Ron having a Green-Eyed Epiphany. Unlike Gorilla Fist, though, Ron actually goes through with his Love Confession and he and Kim officially become a couple.
  • I Don't Want to Ruin Our Friendship: One of the reasons Ron originally decides not to go through with telling Kim about his feelings for her was the fear that if she rejected him, it would destroy their friendship. In the end, he decides to anyway.
  • I Have Your Wife: A variant. Dr. Drakken uses Eric as a hostage to lure Kim into a trap which is sprung when Eric reveals his true nature and tasers her.
  • I'm Melting!: This happens to synthodrones when their exoskins are punctured, similar to what happened to the clones Drakken created in "Kimitation Nation". This was the fate of Eric after Rufus bit his leg, though it actually looks like he shriveled up to nothing after his synthogoo drained out.
  • Insult Backfire: In the end when Kim shows up with Ron as her date, Bonnie loudly and triumphantly declares that Kim is dating that loser, but she is the only one laughing at the couple. Everyone else, including her own date, Brick Flagg, loudly cheer for them.
  • Ironic Echo:
    • In the first episode of the series, "Crush", Drakken taunts Kim by saying "You should have stuck to babysitting!" After [[Eric's betrayal leads Kim to the edge of the Despair Event Horizon, Kim curses herself with "I should have stuck to babysitting."
    • When Shego fights Kim during the climax, she opens up with the line, "You know what I really hate?". During their final fight, Kim spits this back at Shego.
  • Irony: Drakken says it word-for-word when he discovers his old college roommate James Possible has the cybertronic technology he's after.
  • It's All About Me: Bonnie's attitude over dating Brick Flagg. It got to the point that she had no problem causing the cheer squad's pyramid to collapse to answer her phone, even accusing Kim of having an ego problem for getting on her over it.
  • It's Personal: Ron really doesn't like when you mess with Bueno Nacho as Drakken finds out at the end of the movie.
    Drakken: You can't be serious!
    Ron: Note serious face.
    • Also, the exchange leading up to the moment described above:
      Kim: Do you know what I really hate?
      Shego: That your date melted?
      Kim: Nah. You.
      (Kim kicks Shego off the roof into the signal tower)
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Initially, Ron decides to let Kim go and be happy with Eric. He decides to confess his feelings after Eric's true colors are revealed.

  • Keystone Army: Neutralizing Drakken's broadcast tower causes the Diablos to revert into harmless toy form.
  • Killer Robot Dolls: The Li'l Diablos.
  • Kinda Busy Here: The opening scene features Team Possible thwarting Shego's attempt to kidnap Nakasumi. During the action, Kim takes a call from Monique and exchanges some school gossip.
  • Knight of Cerebus:
    • Drakken is definitely played for a far more serious threat than any of his other appearances.
    • Synthodrone 901 is an even darker villain despite being a creation of Drakken. He's a smug Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk who poses as a 17-year-old named Eric and wins Kim's heart, but then manipulates her during prom, fakes a kidnapping to bait her into a trap, and takes pleasure in torturing her, physically and emotionally.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: A literal example. During the card game when Ron throws all his chips into the pot, one of the players think that's a sign that Ron has a winning hand and folds. Ironically, Ron's hand is junk, having even the joker.
  • Last-Minute Hookup: Kim and Ron in the final moments of the movie, with the Post-Script Season showing them dating.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: At the end of the montage of kids around the world running out of Bueno Nacho with their new Li'l Diablos, the kids in Alaska immediately rush back into the restaurant because it was cold outside.
  • The Last Straw: The final change at Bueno Nacho that pushes Ron to his Rage Breaking Point is, amusingly enough, the removal of the bendy straws.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: According to James, he's been working the Hephaestus Project for the last three years. That is how long the show originally ran before received a Post-Script Season.
  • Literal-Minded: When Ron screams at Lars "This is the last straw!", Lars replies "No, we have more in the back!".
  • Literally Falling in Love: A variation at the end. When Kim and Ron are at the Prom and too nervous to make a move, Rufus jumps out of Ron's pocket and shoves the two close to each other to get them to start dancing.
  • Lock-and-Load Montage: After learning that Drakken supposedly kidnapped Eric, an angry Kim immediately busts out and suits up in her new, experimental battle suit.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: When Kim and Eric met for the first time, Ron sensed that a loop was forming that he wasn't in.
  • Love Epiphany: Happens for both Kim and Ron. Whilst Ron's is hard to pinpoint exactly note , his jealousy over Kim and Eric is very apparent. Kim's occurs towards the end, when, after feeling defeated and broken over being tricked by Drakken, as well as the possibility that she'll never find the right guy for her, Ron comes clean.
    Kim: You really think there's a guy out there for me?
    Ron: Out there... in here...
    Kim: (realizing what he's saying) O-Oh... Really?
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": Just as Mr. Possible finishes explaining that the Hephaestus Project needs a command signal to function, the extremely loud radar signal from Bueno Nacho's taco sign starts emanating. Cue a Beat as the implications click in everyone's heads, and then Kim and her dad move Jim and Tim away from the Li'l Diablos seconds before they turn into giant cybertronic killer robots.
  • Meaningful Name: Dr. James Possible's project is called the Hephaestus Project, which is a project that when sold to the board of directors was described as being "living metal". Hephaestus was the Greek god of fire, metalworking, stone masonry, forges and the art of sculpture.
  • Mind Probe: Drakken develops a Brain Tap Machine that he planned to use on Nakasumi to get a toy design, but was unable to because Shego failed to capture him (but thanks to her getting his coat, he still got one). However, he got a second chance to use it when he captured Dr. Possible for his Hephaestus Project knowledge. Unlike his previous mind reading devices, this one worked, with the added effect of giving James short term memory loss.
  • Minor Crime Reveals Major Plot: The movie begins with Drakken attempting to kidnap toy magnate Nakasumi, which is considerably small time compared to his other crimes. However, it then leads up to Drakken's greatest attempt to take over the world.
  • Missing Mission Control: Due to Wade also having a Li'l Diablo, he was having the same problem as Kim and Ron when the command signal in Middleton went live.
  • Mistaken for Afterlife: After getting clotheslined by Shego and 901/Eric, Ron wakes up to an eyeful of Mexican-themed items, prompting him to ask "Is this heaven?". Turns out that he and Kim are just tied up in Bueno Nacho Headquaters' warehouse.
  • Moment Killer:
    Kim: You Tweebs!
    • Kim and Ron were having a moment when Ron was finally confessing his feelings to Kim, when Rufus appeared causing Ron's confession to go "Guys like...Rufus?". Luckily, this results in a "Eureka!" Moment where Kim realizes Rufus can get them free.
  • Mook Maker: Drakken apparently developed technology that enabled him to make synthetic minions called synthodrones. This turned out to be a Chekhov's Gun when he used it to create Eric.
  • Moral Event Horizon: With the revelation that Eric was a synthodrone, Drakken and Shego were responsible for putting Kim through some rather callous emotional and psychological torture. Sure, they are evil-doers that have tried to kill Kim multiple times, but they never did anything quite so cruel to her.
  • My Way or the Highway: Big Daddy Brotherson makes it clear to Drakken that if he wants information, he'll have to play his 'silly games'.

  • Near-Villain Victory: Drakken gets much closer to his goal of global domination than he ever did before, or ever would again.
  • Neon Sign Hideout: Drakken's lair in the Alps had a not-so-inconspicuous sign in from that said 'Secret Lair'.
  • No Fourth Wall: The movie's final shot is of the school's que board saying "The End", with it meant to be the end of the series.
  • No Guy Wants an Amazon: Kim actually believes this is the reason she doesn't have a boyfriend yet, and her explanation is the page quote.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Apparently, Drakken has used synthodrones before. According to Shego, their fighting skills were improving and they might actually win in a fair fight, meaning that Drakken's past uses of them have been failures.
    • It seems Ron once mistook one of Kim's gadgets for nail polish and nearly melted his fingers off.
    • Ron has apparently tried to get the Cafeteria Lady fired, without success.
    • Apparently, the fire department has visited the Possible household so many times that they've advised Mr. and Mrs. Possible to forbid Jim and Tim from doing anymore fusion experiments.
  • Not Hyperbole: When Ron tells Kim that Eric can't come up into the treehouse with them and Rufus, Kim figures that Ron's just being immature...but then Ron explains that Eric really can't come up there with them because of the treehouse's weight limit.
  • Oblivious to Love: Even after he reveals his feelings for Kim, Ron fails to understand what Kim means when she implicitly tells him that she wants him to be her prom date.
    Kim: (suggestively) You know Ron, we’d better hurry.
    Ron: Hurry where?
    Kim: (holding his hand) You’ll see.
  • Offhand Backhand: When the sumo ninja recovered from Kim's knock out gas and sneaked up on Ron from behind, Ron accidentally did this to him while he was cheering Kim on.
    Ron: Oops. Sorry, dude. I— Wow! The Ron dawg came to play!
  • Official Couple: Kim and Ron, from So The Drama onward. Word of God is they were planned from the start, which is unsurprising. Word of God goes on to further state that if there were any doubts, their relationship from "Graduation" onwards will indeed continue and flourish and that they will be together forever.
  • Official Kiss: The last time Kim and Ron kissed, Kim was under the influence of the Moodulator, so their Big Damn Kiss at the end of the movie is the first time they kiss intentionally.
  • "Oh, Crap!" Smile: Jim and Tim flash one when their father discovers they took his J-200 rocket fuel.
  • Oh Wait, This Is My Grocery List:
    • When Drakken goes to Big Daddy Brotherson for information on the cybertronic tech he needs for his scheme, he's forced to play his 'silly games'. Afterwards, he ends up with what he thinks is a top secret code, but is really this. However, Brotherson gives him the real information he needs.
    • While going through Kim's backpack to see the gadgets Wade supplied, Ron finds what he initially thinks is a coded message. It's actually Kim's History homework.
  • Override Command: The computer pad with the Hephaestus Project data was keyed to James' voice. When James said yes to Anne's offer for coffee, not knowing he had triggered the delete request, it nearly deleted the file. James ended up using this feature to keep the data from Drakken. Or at least he tried.
  • "Pan Up to the Sky" Ending: Following the school billboard displaying the words "The End", the final shot in the film is of the night sky with the moon and the stars.
  • Pet Gets the Keys: After Team Possible is captured by Drakken, Rufus retrieves Kim's laser lipstick to get them untied.
  • Parental Neglect: It was mentioned that during Ron's time at Camp Wannaweep, he called his mother so many times to get him out that she eventually stopped accepting them.
  • Parenthetical Swearing: Shego vents her frustration at returning empty-handed from the mission to capture Nakasumi:
    Minion: Brain Tap Machine ready for prisoner.
    Shego: There is no prisoner — go tap yourself!
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Kim trying to toss Shego off a building and later kicking her into a live signal tower with enough force to break it in two after the scheme had already been foiled may have been something of an excessive use of force, given the not unsubstantial injuries Shego is shown to have suffered from it when she's being loaded into the police van. Given the psychological torment that she and Drakken have put Kim through during the movie, let alone the numerous times they've personally tried to kill Kim in gruesome fashion in the past, one can't say she didn't have it coming.
  • Photographic Memory: When James nearly accidentally deleted the Hephaestus Project data, he assured Anne he had the information memorized. This became a Chekhov's Gun when he had to delete it to keep it from Drakken. Unfortunately, it came back to bite him when Drakken revealed that he had a Brain Tap Machine that he had been dying to use.
  • Popularity Food Chain: Bonnie's taunts about this to Kim is what makes her nervous about the possibility of going to the prom with Ron as Just Friends. In the end after Drakken messes with her and Ron reveals his feelings for her, she decides that the food chain doesn't matter and takes Ron to the prom as her actual date.
  • Properly Paranoid: As Kim said, Nakasumi was right when he thought he was in some kind of danger.
  • Punched Across the Room: Drakken is on the receiving end of this after he boasts about exploiting Kim's insecurities about boys and dating, and happens to do it right in front of a rather vengeful Kim.
  • Quiet Cry for Help: Ned (the previous manager of the local Bueno Nacho until one of Drakken's agents took over his job) tries to warn Ron that something is seriously wrong. Ron remains clueless until his attempt to complain to the company's CEO rings through to Dr. Drakken.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Kim pulls this off when she fights against Shego in her battlesuit. One hit sends Shego flying into a wall.
  • Relationship Revolving Door: Bonnie and Brick. As Kim puts it during a conversation with Monique:
    "How many times can two people break up and get back together?"
  • Relationship Upgrade: Kim and Ron. Carries over to the Post-Script Season.
  • Remember The New Guys: Everyone acts like they're familiar with the synthodrones, despite this being literally the only time Drakken ever used them.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: Eric (aka Synthodrone #901).
  • Robotic Reveal: "Actually here, I'm known as Synthodrone #901."
  • Romantic False Lead: Eric; Drakken WEAPONIZED the trope!
  • Rooftop Confrontation: The final battle takes place on the top of the Bueno Nacho Headquarters.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: While looking for prom dresses, Kim asks Monique if she thinks she can pull off the ugly dress she's wearing. Monique's response:
    Monique: Pull it off and throw it away! Ugh!

  • Say My Name: Ron to Drakken. Kim's arrival usually makes Drakken exclaim "Kim Possible!"
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Lars, Drakken's goon, yells really high pitched when he sees a Diablo robot coming at him.
  • Sealed with a Kiss: Kim and Ron, originally and again in the second finale of the series.
  • Self-Serving Memory: While talking with Kim in the treehouse, Ron recalls a time he used his slingshot to keep Arnie Custer from hurting her. Kim then reminds him what actually happened was "I had to pull him off you because you beaned him with this slingshot." Of course it's also possible that both events happened, with Ron beaming Arnie Custer to protect Kim, but Kim having to then pull Arnie off of Ron, causing it to be a Self-Serving Memory for both of them.
    Ron: We were six, okay? The details are sketchy.
  • Series Fauxnale: It was intended as the Grand Finale, but then the show was renewed for a Post-Script Season.
  • Serious Business: Ron considers Bueno Nacho getting rid of their bendy straws crossing the line.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Apparently, everyone at school besides Bonnie wanted to see Kim and Ron hook up, and even Bonnie seemed to expect it to a point, saying, "It finally happened" when Kim and Ron showed up to the prom hand in hand.
    • Rufus shows his support for Kim and Ron's relationship when he pushes the two close together when they are too nervous to start dancing, followed by a scene of him and Monique watching the pair from off to the side with fond expressions.
    • When Eric comes to take Kim to the prom, Kim's mother sadly gazes at a picture of Kim and Ron as kids. She clearly thought that Ron would be the one taking her to prom.
  • Shoulders-Up Nudity: In one of Disney's most mature moments, at one point, Kim and Monique are in dressing rooms at Club Banana, trying on prom dresses and clearly topless, with only their bare shoulders seen.
  • Shout-Out:
    • In the Action Prologue, the way the front giant claw of Shego's plane accidentally trapping the balloon strings is similar to how Batman used his Batwing to cut away Joker's balloons in the 1989 movie.
    • The art style and the music of the opening credits are also tributes to the Bond movie openings.
    • When Kim and Ron got a ride from a captain named Mr. Bailey who Kim saved from a hurricane, Kim said it wasn't like the hurricane was a perfect storm, but it was okay.
    • Drakken does a Darth Vader impersonation by saying his iconic You Have Failed Me line.
    • Ned mentioning the possibility of Bueno Nacho putting in a playground and getting a spokesclown to go with the decision to have kiddie meals with toys is a reference to McDonald's. Out of all the decisions Bueno Nacho makes in this movie, Ron's not entirely opposed to that one.
    • While shopping for dresses for the prom, Monique tells Kim she's going to be "Kimderella".
  • Spanner in the Works: True to form, Ron is the linchpin that turns the tide in the most unpredictable ways:
    • Accidentally putting on his blaster briefs instead of his rocket skates causes him to knock the ninjas out of the sky when they try to jump on Kim, and the increased weight from his sudden landing on Nakasumi and Kim breaks them out of the claw holding Nakasumi captive.
    • His overreaction to the changes at Bueno Nacho causes him to get Wade to connect him to the CEO's private phone line, learning that Drakken had become the president of the fast food chain and causing the first real cracks in Drakken's plan.
    • His increasing antagonism towards Eric leads him to realize his feelings for Kim, which is both what places Ron in the right place to learn about Drakken becoming the President of Bueno Nacho and is what breaks Kim out of her Heroic BSoD at the end.
  • Spy-Tux Reveal: After swimming ashore to Brotherson's lair, Ron strips off his scuba outfit to reveal a suit. It's not clear whether Kim does likewise or simply changes clothes while Ron looks away.
  • Squick: In-Universe instances.
    • In response to Bonnie telling her boyfriend not to shower after football practice because she likes when he 'glistens', a disgusted Kim replies "When you glisten? Could you be any sicker?"
    • After being captured and The Reveal that Eric is a synthodrone, Ron squeals in disgust at the thought of Kim kissing a synthodrone. Kim admits she never kissed him, much to Ron's relief and joy, but then she says she wanted to.
  • Suddenly Speaking: Much to Kim and Ron's surprise, Nakasumi is revealed to be fluent in English.
  • Surprisingly Functional Toys: While on Nakasumi's jet back home, Ron and Rufus play with a remote control car, with Rufus in the driver seat.
    Ron: Rufus, I'm supposed to steer! Oh, come on!
  • Tacky Tuxedo: When Kim and Ron infiltrate "The Bermuda Triangle", which has a dress code, Ron brings a baby blue tux that once belonged to his dad for his prom and has never been worn. He dons the same tux when he decides to go to the prom and confess his feelings for Kim before backing out, and again when Kim takes him to the prom as her date at the end.
  • Tempting Fate: Dr. James Possible assures everyone not to worry, the Hephaestus project technology isn't a threat because it can't work without a command signal. The command signal is immediately turned on.
  • Tentacled Terror: Towards the beginning, one of Drakken's assistants is seen working on a mutant squid project, which ends up grabbing him and dragging him into its tank. When Drakken abducts Kim's father, he has him dangling over the squid's tank, requiring Kim to save him.
  • That Man Is Dead: Invoked by Drakken when he tells James that he is no longer the man he knew in college (i.e Drew Lipsky).
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: In-universe example; Bueno Nacho goes under new management (courtesy of Dr. Drakken), and Ron gets upset over every change made to the restaurant. His Nostalgia Filter especially reaches its limit when the bendy straws are gone. Well, at least Drakken keeps it operational. Shego destroyed it in "A Sitch In Time".
  • This Is Unforgivable!:
    • Eric really paid the price for making a nasty crack about Rufus.
    • Ron felt this way to Drakken for ruining Bueno Nacho, saying it was even worse than taking over the world.
  • Three Lines, Some Waiting: The film entailed three plot lines: Drakken's mysterious new scheme for taking over the world, Kim dealing with trying to find a date for the prom which leads to her meeting Eric, and Ron dealing with the recent changes that Bueno Nacho is undergoing along with his emerging feelings for Kim. All three plotlines end up intersecting.
  • Too Good to be True: Towards the climax, Kim makes a painful discovery that this was the case regarding Eric, who completely filled the checklist for her idea of the perfect guy, only for her to realize that he was a fake synthodrone all along, designed by Drakken to manipulate her heart. When she wakes up after being electrocuted by him, the first thing she does is ask herself why she couldn't see that he was a fake from the beginning.


  • Wall Run: During the opening prologue, Shego tries to slam Kim into a large neon billboard to get rid of her. Kim ends up skating over the billboard on her rocket skates, causing the billboard to explode.
  • Waving Signs Around: To get Naco Night back, Ron tries to circulate a petition. This plotline is only shown for one scene.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: One good puncture can drain the goo out of a synthodrone, destroying it.
  • Wham Line:
    • The identity of the genius scientist who finally cracked the mystery behind cybertronic technology, and Drakken's next target.
    Big Daddy Brotherson: Ah, cybertronics. Some of the most brilliant minds on the planet struggle with its challenges.
    Drakken: Well surely someone has cracked it!
    Big Daddy Brotherson: Indeed, one genius has done just that. Doctor James Timothy Possible.
    • The reveal of the new Bueno Nacho CEO.
    Drakken: Hola, Bueno Nacho. El Presidente speaking.
    • When Kim finally arrives to save Eric from Drakken.
    Kim: Eric. (she hugs him)
    Eric: Actually, here, I'm known as Synthodrone Number 901.
  • Wham Shot: Not in the movie itself, but rather the first promo commercial, when it showed Kim dancing at the Prom with Ron.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?:
    • The petition Ron tried to circulate in order to get Naco Night back was not seen again after its initial scene.
    • The whereabouts of the Diablos that hid after chasing Ron was never revealed.
  • When the Clock Strikes Twelve: Except for in Middleton, Drakken launches his Diablo army at the stroke of midnight.
  • Why We Can't Have Nice Things: After Shego terminates one of his synthodrones, Drakken makes this comment:
    "Shego! Must you always break my toys?!"
  • Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: Kim's eyes go wide and liquid with betrayal as Eric reveals he's a Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk synthodrone on Drakken's side, then they go tiny in pain as she's tasered.
  • Woman Scorned: After the Robotic Reveal and realizing that Drakken played with her heart, Kim becomes much more violent towards him and Shego for their involvement in it. She punches Drakken straight in the face the moment she sees him, and since she's already fought against Shego numerous times, the last fight between them ends with Kim telling Shego she actually hates her and kicks her straight into the satellite tower, which collapses and takes Kim's longtime rival down with it. Kim tries to keep her cool both times, but yeah, it's a really, really bad idea to mess with Kim's heart.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Drakken pulled two of these in the movie. First, when he kidnapped Kim's father to lure her into a trap, it wouldn't have mattered if they escaped as he already got the cybertronic technology he needed from James' brain. The second one was to activate the Diablos in Middleton to distract Kim while Shego went to the prom and pretend to capture Eric, then have Eric taser her in case Shego lost.
  • You Have Failed Me: Subverted. Drakken drops Shego into a squad of attacking synthodrones after she returns without capturing Nakasumi. It turns out that he's just conducting a test of their combat ability and being a bit obnoxious.
    Shego: Okay, sport. Why are you all, (imitates Drakken's voice) "You have failed me for the last time!" Are you kidding me with that?
  • You're Insane!: Drakken's reaction when James deletes the Hephaestus Project file, calling him 'mad'.


Formal Kim vs Formal Shego

Kim and Shego duke it out while wearing gorgeous evening dresses.

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