Kim asking Ron if he wants the ultimate ride (extreme snowboarding as opposed to something else) is just one of the tamer instances of this.
In a rare visual variant, a scene in "The Mentor of Our Discontent" has Shego raising her plasma-covered hand at Drakken as a threat. Many fans think that Shego is actually Flipping the Bird. Due to the plasma it's impossible to tell whether this is accidental or a Parental Bonus. Signs lean towards the former as Shego seems to be holding her hand straight.
Some fans feel like the show could be framed as actually being about Ron, since he undergoes the biggest change and character growth in the series.
Many believe that Ron could be and perhaps even is better than Kim is at heroics, either intentionally holding himself back so as to not surpass her or, as seen in the show, unintentionally holding himself back through self-doubt. Fans generally point to his badass moments with Monkey Power as proof of this, as well as the times he became evil, with Evil!Ron being the most successful villain in the series to the point of scaring Shego into falling in line.
Does Dr. Drakken really think Team Impossible are all that or did he say that just to tease Kim?
Alternative Joke Interpretation: When Kim falls in love with Ron in the episode "Emotion Sickness", Ron says, "It's not like I haven't thought about this, I mean, who hasn't?" Some thought Ron meant that everyone thought of Ron dating Kim, while others thought he meant that everyone thought of themselves dating Kim.
The 'lying is wrong' aesop of "October 31st" is laid so thick that it feels like one is beaten on the head with a hammer with how heavy handed it is. Many fans even complain that it ruined the first holiday episode.
Base-Breaking Character: Warhok has some degree of division with some on whether or not he was deserving as the show's Final Boss. Namely that he's an alien, making him out of place with Kim's enemies, and that he only appears in the final episode with no real build-up when Warmonga appeared.
Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The scene in "Car Alarm" when the Sloth drives out into space, which Ron takes advantage of to test his theories on zero-g naco eating. How did he get that naco in the first place? No idea.
Another popular character she's shipped with is the title character of Danny Phantom. Both characters do in fact have a lot in common: Both are teenage kids of scientists (but whereas Kim's parents are respected in their fields, Danny's are not), both have green eyes (Danny's eyes are normally blue but green in his ghost form), both fight a rogues gallery of villains with their Arch-Enemy being an Evil Former Friend of their father out for world domination, both are romantically involved with their best friend of the opposite sex who is implied to be Jewish and they both juggle normal lives with being heroes (though Danny's superhero life is a secret). Both cartoons also featured Stephen Silver as an artist and ended their runs in 2007.
Curiously, Yori doesn't get this reaction from fans of the Kim/Ron ship. This is possibly because the character herself gives them her blessing, despite admitting to having a crush on Ron. Kim's crush Josh Mankey, however, gets a lot of flak.
Warmonga. This is the reason she returned in the final episode as a Big Bad alongside Warhok.
Electronique was rather popular with fans, more than you'd expect from her single appearance. But then, she was a Baroness and Gadgeteer Genius with electrical powers, a short temper and a hammy accent from somevhere in zer centre of Europe, so she was a memorably entertaining character, and as a villain in Shego's hometown she had a connection to the fandom's favourite character.
Foe Yay Shipping: Kim and Shego quite famously seen to always want to fight each other whenever in the same room. And when they do it's always filled with snarky comments that aren't really spiteful but kind of flirty. The episode "Stop Team Go", in which Shego is briefly turned good and hits it off very well with Kim, is believed by fans to be an acknowledgement of the Foe Yay. The ending scene even shows Shego looking a photo strip of her and Kim from a photo booth somewhat sadly before burning it.
Growing the Beard: The first season was well liked enough but some thought the other characters were a bit underdeveloped. Steve Loter came in during season 2 as a director/producer — under his wing, the story pacing was sped up, and much more focus was put on other characters besides Kim, such as Ron, Drakken and Shego.
Harsher in Hindsight: Frugal Lucre's plan in Low Budget, to damage the internet with a virus unless worldwide ransoms were paid, becomes less funny after the "Wanna-Cry" malware virus which included a ransom demand, infected computer systems around the world in May 2017, and actually damaged various systems including hospital & medical service computers.
Heartwarming in Hindsight: Kim being in love with Ron in "Emotion Sickness" was pretty cringy, but becomes very heartwarming when they start dating for real after So The Drama.
Badass, but sweet-natured redhead who fights evil between her classes, and is famous for being able to do anything? Bumbling, Adorkable blond guy who hangs out with her because, despite some people thinking she's way out of his league, even the best of us needs someone who has her back? Snarky, Evil Is Sexy villainess with a memorable mane of dark hair to go with her freaky powers? Wait, are we talking about Kim Possible, or Pyrrha Nikos? (Fortunately the similarities mostly end there, otherwise season 3 would have ended with Shego fatally shooting Kim in the heart.)
In the episode "And the Mole Rat Will Be CGI", Kim and Ron remark that the idea of a live-action Kim Possible movie would be ridiculous. However, in 2018, Disney Channel announced a future live-action Kim Possible movie, to much rejoicing though the film itself got a somewhat mixed reaction.
In "Royal Pain", while trying to help Kim run for class president, he takes her mini-golfing. Kim complains that she doesn't see how this is supposed to help her, to which Ron states that his reasoning is that "The best political decisions are made while golfing." A few years later, Donald Trump would be seen as a controversial presidential figure for his political decisions, also being known for golfing in his rather questionably lengthy leisure time despite complaining about past presidents doing so.
In "Ill Suited", Ron has a nightmare of kissing Kim at the dance and then she turns out to be one of the androids from So The Drama. 13 years later, on Big Hero 6: The Series, Christy Carlson Romano voices a character who kisses the hero, and she turns out to be an android. Talk about Ron's worst nightmare come true.
Duff Killigan, a Scotsman who specialises in explosives, Like a certain Demoman.
In "Kimitation Nation", Bonnie mocked Kim for wearing the same outfit everyday. During Season 2, Kim would rotate between outfits. By Season 3, the only time her green top with jeans look would appear is in the theme song.
In "The Golden Years", Nana gifts the twins with Vinyl albums, the two treating them like ancient artifacts. In 2007, when the show met its final episode, Vinyl would see a resurgence that would continue into the 2010's.
In "Grande Size Me" Ron is trying to prove that the "Wheel of Good Eating" (based on the real-life "food pyramid") is false, many years later it was revealed that the food pyramid was in fact a myth to the point that many health groups now explicitly say not to follow it. The fact that a "healthy eating" episode was mandated by execs in the first place makes this even more funny.
In "The Twin Factor", Kim drops the line "I'm about to become an only child" when fed up with babysitting Jim and Tim, a line that Azula would promote to memetic status a few years later.
Hollywood Homely: Ron's been mentioned by a number of characters to be less than good looking, to the point of being ugly. He's average looking at worst.
Shego is way, way too into Kim. Pet names, sly compliments, even a mudbath... then an episode dedicated to them, which shows that when the "mortal enemies" factor is removed they become incredibly close very fast. It'd be uncomfortable if Kim didn't seem to be flattered by it. See Foe Yay Shipping above.
There's also some definite vibes between Kim and Yori in the climax of "Big Brother".
Warhok and Warmonga were about to take Kim back to Lorwardia and stuff her as Warmonga's trophy. And they say this in front of Ron. Not only their people have conquered and enslaved planets, but apparently they would gladly kill and mount a teenager who messes with them.
Monkey Fist crosses it in Season 4 when his obsession with Monkey Power reaches new heights and he makes a deal with the Yono.
Shego's future counterpart crosses the line when she turns the world into a dystopia and enslaves Dr. Drakken and the other villains. She also destroys Bueno Nacho.
Most Wonderful Sound: The four-note ringtone of the Kimmunicator. So beloved, it was a popular ringtone for cell phones during the 2000s.
Ron receives many "Jimmy Olsen" powers throughout the series, but the fans seem to have latched on to his one time usage of "Monkey Power" and the magical "Lotus Blade" and built on it and in the Post-Script Season, the actual writers did the same.
Kim/Ron/Shego would solve a lot of fighting between the K/R and Kigo shippers in the Kim Possible fandom.
Kim/Bonnie/Shego has supporters.
Kim/Ron/Bonnie isn't unknown amongst those who would have preferred Bonnie and Ron together (or alternatively Bonnie and Kim).
Ditto for Kim/Ron/Yori.
Periphery Demographic: For a show aimed at tweens, the show is remarkably popular among their parents and other adults, especially taking in the LGBT Fanbase aspect. It was also quite a target for Rule 34.
Pandering to the Base: It's clear that "Stop Team Go!" was made solely to appease Kigo fans. Unfortunately, it's obviously not a fan-favorite episode for K/R fans.
Ron Stoppable The Death Eater. Seriously, you go on oneHelm OfOpposite Alignment-induced rampage and suddenly everyone expects you to be the next Doctor Doom. Ironically enough, a lot (though not all) of "Ron turning evil" fics are less to get him out of the way for Kim and Shego to get together and more because.... the Opposite Alignment version of Ron was arguably the coolest, most badass villain on the show!
Kim's father Dr. Possible also get this from time to time for being a major instigator in Drakken's origin, and just acting overly smug in general, so he's often treated like a bad father too even though he's clearly not. What's Hilarious in Hindsight is that his voice actor would later go on to voice a real scumbag father.
Prince Wally from the episode "Royal Pain" is considered one of the most obnoxious and unlikable characters the series ever had, with many viewers rooting for the Knights of Rodeghan to ax him off. This might be the reason he was never utilized again following his episode.
Artie Smarty. Though the show makes clear he's the way he is because his single workaholic father ignores him.
Squick: In "Homecoming Upset" it's said that Brick Flagg was held back three times in high school, graduating from Middleton High School only by Season 4. Based on the average age of high schoolers and the maximum attendance age of 21 in the US public schooling system, that means that by the So the Drama prom dance, Brick would be approximately 20-21 years old, making him at the least four or five years older than his on-and-off girlfriend Bonnie, who would be approximately 16-17.
Strawman Has a Point: Team Impossible are portrayed as greedy jerks by forcing Kim out of the hero business, but the thing is, if someone offered to do same work you did for free, thus putting you out of business, you too would be rather irate.
Testosterone Brigade: Have you seen some of the fan art on DeviantArt? For a Disney girls' show, Kim Possible has an awful lot of post-pubescent male fans.
Adrena Lynn would've been an excellent Foil for Kim, while Kim actually does her stunts and does it for altruism, Adrena does it for fame and is a lying fraud. Apparently Adrena Lynn was originally going to be a recurring character and act as a proper foil for Kim, but wasn't popular with audiences.
As mentioned in What Could Have Been in the trivia section, Will Du could've been a great rival for Kim in terms of heroism and spying, but only appeared in one episode.
Prince or rather President Wally, could've served as the team's financier since he did tell them that he would meet them again.
Same with the Knights of Rodeghan. Would they still try to assassinate Wally despite his intentions of turning their country into a democracy?
They could have done more with Kim's relationship with Josh and Ron's relationship with Tara and/or Zita (instead with Ron's former he wasn't even aware of Tara's crush, just like with Yori).
We saw a good Shego and Drakken and an evil Ron but never an evil Kim. It could have been that it was too obvious, or that Ron is just better because he's funny as a villain, but an evil Kim is both a terrifying and interesting concept.
Heck, watching the episode "Cap'n Drakken", you wouldn't even know the two were in a relationship, and could mistake it for a season 3 episode.
Wouldn't it have been great to see Junior's competence at villainy again?
In "Showdown at the Crooked D", Drakken and James Possible's shared past at college is brought up. However, Professor Ramesh also used to be a college friend of Drew Lipsky and shows up in the episode, yet he does not recognize Drakken's voice as he did in "Attack of the Killer Bebe", nor does Drakken refer to him in any specific way as to Ramesh's new Silly Hat-induced stupidity. Bob Chen does not appear at all.
Ugly Cute: The only cartoon to make a naked mole rat an awesome spy's pet. And considering what naked mole rats look like in real life, that's saying something.
Uncanny Valley: The PC game "Kim Possible: Legend of the Monkey's Eye". The characters look fine, except that their faces don't move at all, even when they're talking. Also Ron's monkey form from the game, which is just a ninja monkey's head stuck onto his human body.
Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Kim is usually sympathetic, except in the episode "Bueno Nacho." She gets upset over Ron being a better employee than her at Bueno Nacho — a job that she signed him up to do with her without his consent. She also thought her own job duty was stupid, despite Ned giving her a much easier objective (just putting condiments on the food) than Ron. Despite this, viewers are meant to side with her in her arguments with Ron.
Unnecessary Makeover: While Kim's new mission outfit in Season 4 is not hated, fan art and even her live-action counterpart's costume shows her original mission gear is clearly the more liked one. Adding to this is Stephen Silver, the lead character artist behind the show, drew a 10 Years Later version based on art he and Butch Hartman did for Danny Phantom, looking more like an update of her original outfit.
Ho Yay: Kim and Athena's relationship has a lot of subtext, not helped by the fact that it's very similar to Kim and Eric's from So The Drama.
It's the Same, Now It Sucks!: Many fans have taken issue with the plot twist of Athena being a robot since Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama had already done it with Eric (in a manner generally considered better). In addition, fans who saw that movie found it predictable. It hasn't helped that the film features another villain plot twist, something Disney has been criticized for overusing in the later half of the 2010s in their films.
LGBT Fanbase: Shego, who already has a prominent LGBT fanbase, is played by an openly lesbian actress.
The mere fact that Kim feels the need to do saltos and rolls to do anything, even when she's simply walking somewhere. Is Sadie Stanley portraying Kim Possible or Sportacus?
The climax of the movie has Kim, Ron and Kim's grandma all dressed properly for the action that's about to happen. Meanwhile, Kim's mom looks more like she just decided to drop by from her morning jog.
Many fans are upset that Disney brought their favorite cartoon back in the form of a live-action remake, but the idea to make a live-action Kim Possible movie dates back to when the original series first aired. As mentioned on the Trivia page, So The Drama was originally conceived as a live-action movie.
People have been disappointed that this version of Kim ditches the crop top. However, said crop top was a minor criticism against the original show, being deemed as "too sexualized" by many adults. There was an entire season 4 episode dedicated to Kim's classic outfit being destroyed by accident and her replacing her iconic crop top with a more modest purple T-Shirt.
Drakken's failed attempts at being "cool" and contemporary, such as using Villainstagram, have been mocked, but they're in-character to the cartoon. Drakken has always been portrayed as an out-of-date, older adult that contrasts with Shego's 20-something youthfulness and savvy attitude (most memorably when Drakken became "Dr. D" and rapped to sell his shampoo).
She Really Can Act: Love or hate the film, Sadie Stanley turns in one Tear Jerker of a performance at certain points, particularly when she's breaking down to her grandmother about not being as good as Athena.
So Okay, It's Average: General consensus is that the film was just okay. The actors do a fine job of imitating the characters (with Shego and Ron's actor getting the most praise), and it's clear the writing team (which included the show's creators) were trying to be as close to the cartoon as possible, right down to even recreating the opening sequence and some of its Running Gags. However, the movie has some pacing issues, Kim's character feel a bit OOC at points (Yeah Kim can be petty but could get over it fairly fast and put doing right above her own self interest. So her suddenly getting jealous of Athena supposedly upstaging her to the point she didn't help her during the school assembly didn't sit well with most) and many of the changes made for the adaptation didn't sit well with most of the fanbase. The movie also received criticism for Athena's inclusion, especially when we learn that her role in the plot is a repeat of Eric's from the previous film, right down to the twist that they're a Drakken-made robot meant to mess with Kim's head. And even those that did enjoy it seem to agree that the trailers didnt do much to get viewers intrigued, let alone the original series fans, like not explaining what the film was about or hightlighting the more favorable aspects in the film and/or that resembled the cartoon. Overall, this DCOM is not a bad watch, but series fans have quickly deemed it a forgettable curiosity.
Story-wise, adding Athena, which changed Kim and Ron's Action Duo to a Power Trio, rubbed many fans the wrong way, with some even saying that it's a disservice to the characters and the cartoon.
Shego's powers not being innate upset many fans who are fond of her backstory and her metahuman characteristics.
Changing Kim's sport profession from Cheerleading to Soccer was recieved badly, since her being a cheerleader is one of her defining traits and also explains why she's so athletic. However, it's a mild case, since Kim was a soccer coach in the show, too.
While fans were pleased at Christy Romano's cameo as Poppy Blue, many were still severely disappointed that Will Friedle didn't also make a cameo. Especially considering the fact he and Romano appeared dressed as their respective characters during the remake's auditions in April 2018.
For some fans, replacing Monique as Kim's female best friend with Athena.
Removing the Kimmunicator and replacing it with a simplistic necklace has been heavily critiqued. The Kimmunicator was a major element of the show, to the point where it's referenced in the main theme and an entire tie-in game revolved around it. In contrast, Kim's necklace is just a nameless necklace with holographic features.
One of the more slight complaints is how the film goes for a "girl empowering" feel which the show rarely, if ever, did. Being more an action-adventure comedy with a female lead that put everyone on equal footing than really focusing on that. The fact that the climax involved pretty much all the female Possibles members confronting Drakken and Shego rather than the whole family coming to help out didn't help this notion.
The climax has Kim, her mother, and Nana along with Ron coming to stop Drakken and Shego... and leaves out her father and the Tweebs. One of the things about the series is that all the Possibles are capable in some fields and could've helped out in the climax to help emphasize the "family" unit to Athena.
Uncanny Valley: Rufus. "The Mole Rat Will Be CGI" wasn't meant to be taken seriously!
Unexpected Character: Of all the characters that show up in the movie, who was expecting Nana Possible, a more or less minor character note She had one focus episode and a cameo in a Christmas episode as well as the final episode from the TV show, to be one of them?
Kim decides it's better to show off in front of her classmates when Athena is kidnapped and decides to attack Shego with a staff. Only to fall on the floor, being inexperienced with a weapon like that, and letting Shego escape with Athena. Granted, it was all staged by Athena and Shego, but Kim didn't know that. From her point-of-view, the life of her new friend was at stake.
The school doesn't do anything when one of their students just got kidnapped. While there is little they could do against Shego, they could at least try to call the authorities or something.
Athena decides to throw herself into the unstable machine, instead of... just throwing her spear? Not to mention that the reveal of Athena's robotic origins could've been scrapped when she didn't die from the explosion.
While it was probably unavoidable given the change to a live action format, a lot of people are also criticizing the casting choices, claiming that none of the actors resemble their cartoon selves or capture their personalities, even taking the costume changes below into account. Oddly enough, some have argued that Sadie Stanley looks too young to be playing Kim, even though she was stated to be 16 at the time of the film's announcement, the same age as her cartoon counterpart. Once the film came out, most viewers at least seemed to agree on praising Taylor Ortega (Shego)s portrayal for being the most similar to her original cartoon self and that Sean Giambrone, while still debatable regarding Rons role in the story, could still capture Rons essence while also sounding like Will Friedle.
Gary Cole and Patrick Warburton not reprising their roles as Mr. Possible and Mr. Barkin respectively, despite being screen actors, just as Patton Oswalt got to return as Professor Dementor. Likewise no cameo from Will Friedle despite Christy showing up for one, Tahj Mowry (Voice of Wade), Nicole Sullivan (Shego), John DiMaggio (Drakken note Though John rarely does on-screen roles, being more comfortable with voice acting) or, even more odd, Raven-Symoné (Monique) for that matter despite the fact at the time she had a show running on Disney during the film's production (Raven's Home).
The Nostalgia Critic brings up an interesting point in his review about not using Christy Carlson Romano and Will Friedle to play Kim's parents rather than the former just showing up for a cameo. Indeed the two can look the part given the right makeup and actually would've been an nice in-joke with their VAs now being the parents to the live action version.
In fact, many were actually surprised to see Alyson Hannigan (Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lily from How I Met Your Mother) in the role of the mother instead, citing it's not a bad choice and the actress does well enough. Though, bizarrely, she looks more like Kim than the actress playing her does despite being 20 years her senior.
All of the costumes have gotten flak for their inaccuracies, but people tend to point fingers at Ron, for having a haircut similar to Justin Timberlake back in his *NSYNC days. Not only is that haircut inaccurate to the show, but it also looks very ridiculous on him.
Shego looks less like her cartoon counterpart and more like the daughter of Rita Repulsa.
Kim's mission outfit with its cut-outs and plenty additional straps that can get caught anywhere is just plain impractical for an Action Girl who's reliant on her agility.