|Lord Monty Fiske's Valet (former)|
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|Behind the Scenes|
|"Monkey Fist Strikes"|
Bates is the valet of Lord Monty Fiske. He is unique among Fiske's assistants for two reasons: Bates does not believe in Mystical Monkey Power, and he recognizes that Fiske is no longer entirely sane.
Bates was a highly loyal servant, despite his doubts about his lord's sanity and some occasional threats.
The bulk of Bates's job consisted of accompanying and serving Lord Monty Fiske wherever he went. His typical tasks included shading Fiske with an umbrella, opening and answering doors for him, and preparing tea. Additionally, Bates did just about anything that was demanded of him, but did not appear to be especially talented in any areas.
It should be noted that Fiske did not actually require help from Bates, but preferred having an extra set of hands around, as he did not want to risk damaging his own. Also, Fiske appeared to always prefer having someone around to do his grunt work, apparently considering such things to be beneath his status as a lord.
As the valet of archaeologist Lord Monty Fiske, Bates accompanied him to Cambodia, where Kim Possible obtained the last of four Jade Idols for them. Unknown to Kim, Fiske already had the other three idols, and staged a theft to claim the last one as well. Fiske's plan was to unite the idols and use them to gain Mystical Monkey Power. Bates assumed that this was only a legend, and one would have to be crazy to believe in it, but went along with his increasingly aggressive and unhinged lord's plan. Ron Stoppable, accompanied by a holographic Kim, visited them unexpectedly. Fiske, thinking they had pieced together his evil plot, allowed them to witness his transformation into Monkey Fist, then attacked. Ron managed to save himself by entering the idol array, which imbued both him and and Rufus with Mystical Monkey Power. While Ron fought Monkey Fist, Rufus easily defeated Bates with his new strength, and aided Ron in destroying the idols. Bates reacted to his lord's defeat with dismay. Police cars were seen heading to Monkey Fist's home afterward, but the fate of Bates was unknown, as he was never seen again.
Although Bates remained loyal to Fiske through his increasingly insane behavior and ultimately his transformation into Monkey Fist, Bates had obvious doubts about his lord's mental state. Presumably this is why Bates no longer appeared as Monkey Fist's valet after the first failed attempt at grasping ultimate power.
Behind the Scenes
Bates was voiced by Jeff Bennett
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