Kim Possible (2019)

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Kim Possible (2019)
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More like "Kim Probably"
Gender: Female
Type: Whiny, Attention-Seeking Flanderized Mary Sue
Species: Human
Portrayed by: Sadie Stanley
Status: Alive
Media of origin: Kim Possible (2019)

Kimberly "Kim" Ann Possible is the titular main protagonist of the 2019 live-action adaptation Kim Possible, based on the animated series of the same name. However, she was flanderized in the 2019 live-action film.

Why She's Impossible

  1. She is flanderized from a badass spy, as well as a caring and loving friend, to an attention-seeking Mary Sue who gets jealous and holds a petty grudge at Athena for being more popular at school and a being better spy, which goes against her character in the show.
    • On that topic, she cares more about validation than actually saving the world.
    • For some reason, she is shown to be far weaker and less powerful than in the original cartoon, all for the sake of making Athena seem more powerful in comparison (see WSS #7).
    • Granted, in the original cartoon Kim at times does gets jealous at her rivals like Bonnie Rockwaller, but not to the extent of holding grudges against her rivals or having her jealousy consume her to unhealthy degrees, and instead overcomes it in a mature way and quickly moves on to more important tasks like saving the world, unlike this live-action counterpart of hers.
  2. She does so many unnecessary flips and backflips. Did she really need to do a backflip just to pick up paper off the ground?
  3. Her sports profession was changed from cheerleading to soccer, which doesn’t make sense considering how many backflips she does, and that cheerleading is what gave Kim her acrobatic abilities, and not to mention that cheerleading is one of her most iconic and defining characteristics in the original cartoon.
  4. She breaks the fourth wall (which alone is out of place for a show like Kim Possible) and criticizes her iconic crop top and cargo pants outfit from the animated series while saying it’s too cartoony, despite being the original design from the source material.
    • Hypocrisy: Despite her claim that she wearing her iconic crop top and cargo pants outfit from the animated series regularly made it look cartoony, yet she still wears the same mission outfit (as pictured here) on a regular basis.
  5. She seems to overuse the grappling gun, unlike the show where she would at least use a variety of gadgets, so much to the point that the grappling gun is the only gadget that she's ever got despite that it is revealed in her room that she does have variety of gadgets.
  6. Sadie Stanley did a poor job at playing her, as she does not feel like Kim Possible, she feels more like a random girl who happens to have red hair and calls herself "Kim Possible".
    • On top of that, Sadie looks way too young for the role, as she made Kim Possible looked more like a middle-school teenage girl than a high-school teenage girl.
  7. Like Don Bluth's version of Thumbelina, she cries more than once in the movie ever since Athena proved to be more popular than her, which not only gets really annoying after a while, yet it completely goes against her character in the show and makes her seem more weak and vulnerable in the worst way.
  8. She is very unpunctual as she's often late for class for unknown reasons, even with the help of her grappling gun.
  9. She is even treated like a punching bag by almost everyone in Middleton High School, which got even worse ever since Athena became more popular than her.
  10. For some strange reason, she is shown to be actually deathly terrified of electric eels, while in the episode "Rufus in Show" of the original cartoon, electric eels barely even frighten her anyway.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Unlike most poorly written strong female characters created since the current SJW era, she isn't heavily overpowered to near-flawless qualities despite herself being a Mary Sue-type character, instead her character went in the opposite direction by giving her more glaring flaws and a more emotional approach to her character (but still poorly-written nevertheless).
    • The attempt of making Kim less perfect and more flawed and a more emotional approach to the character in live-action has potential as a decent protagonist and heroine in an attempt to make her character more relatable to it's target audience of children and pre-teens, but sadly it is executed poorly at the cost of severely dialing down most of her strengths and qualities in the process.
  2. She does still save the world, despite caring more about validation as mentioned earlier.
  3. Her original 2002 animated incarnation is a far better and empowering character and heroine than her 2019 live-action incarnation.

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