|High School Student|
Ultimate Monkey Master
Smarty Mart Employee, Pets
Bueno Nacho Assistant Manager (former)
Pixie Scouts (honorary)
Smarty Mart Staff
Bueno Nacho Staff (former)
|Mr. Stoppable (father)|
Mrs. Stoppable (mother)
Hana Stoppable (adopted sister)
Reuben Stoppable (cousin)
Mrs. Reuben Stoppable, née Starter (cousin-in-law)
|Amelia (season 1)|
Zita Flores (season 2)
Yori (seasons 2 and 3)
Kim Possible (seaseason 1)
Zita Flores (season 2)
Yori (seasons 2 and 3)
Kim Possible (So The Drama and Season 4)
|Behind the Scenes|
Ronald "Ron" Stoppable has been Kim Possible's best friend since Pre-K, her next door neighbor, and finally boyfriend, mainly serving as her sidekick during missions.
- 1 Physicality
- 2 Personality
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Biography
- 5 Relationships
- 5.1 Family
- 5.2 Friends
- 5.3 Mentors
- 5.4 Love Interest
- 5.5 Nemesis
- 6 Paraphernalia
- 7 Quotes
- 8 Gallery
- 9 Trivia
- 10 Alternate Versions
- 11 Behind the Scenes
- 12 References
- 13 Personality
- 14 Biography
- 15 Abilities
- 16 Equipment
- 17 Relationships
- 18 Alternate Versions
- 19 Trivia
- 20 Quotes
- 21 Trivia
- 22 Draft References
Ron is medium height with a wiry build.
He has blond hair and brown eyes with fair skin complexion and freckles on both cheeks. His face is oval-shaped with a long and pointy nose.
Ron was a high school student with an eccentric personality. He served as the "bumbling sidekick" and best friend to Kim Possible.
His antics are often those of a comedian, providing distractions to villains, but he also served as an anchor to Kim's competitive and image-conscious personality. Due to Ron's erratic nature he has displayed serious contradictions and/or inconsistencies in terms of personality and capability.
Ron's work ethic has been as diverse as his other traits.
He has put great effort into areas that he found important or interesting at the time, such as working at Bueno Nacho, playing Zombie Mayhem, taking care of Rufus, cooking, and assisting Kim on missions.
However, there are many areas and times where he refused to put in the work necessary or would put in only the bare minimum of effort required for success. These areas were usually related to areas that he didn't find important, or where he knew that the results would be satisfactory without him doing anything, such as making his partner do all of the work on a shared project, not studying for a test, or putting off doing his homework until the last second.
Ron has repeatedly shown a tendency to become obsessed with various ideas and/or concepts, especially if they were either connected to what he saw as a personal flaw in himself, or if they somehow corrected the aforementioned flaw in his eyes.
Although Ron was almost constantly unpopular at school and generally was not bothered by this, occasionally he would go to extreme lengths to obtain or maintain sudden boosts in popularity. Notable examples included twisting Kim's words in an interview to make it seem like she had a crush on quarterback Brick Flagg, obsessing over his perceived lack of manliness and physical stature, and trying out for nearly every sport that his school offered in an attempt to become popular with girls. These instances became less common over time.
Ron's obsessions occasionally put himself and those around him at serious risk. After a new hair cut suggested by Kim, Ron changed virtually his entire lifestyle to extend its popularity, but overlooked the fact that his new wardrobe did not contain a pocket for Rufus to safely rest in. Ron later tried to legitimize a junk food diet by eating nothing but Bueno Nacho meals, which quickly worsened his already bad eating habits and, in combination with falling into Henchco's Project Titan vat, ultimately turned him into a rampaging behemoth.
As Kim once so accurately commented, Ron was also "prone to big-headiness" from time to time. Global Justice's suggestion that Ron was a so-called mysterious "Ron Factor" which might have been the real reason for Team Possible's success caused him to become extremely boastful. When Bonnie suggested that Jim and Tim Possible replace Ron as the school mascot, he immediately assumed they would ruin his "legacy", despite the fact he had done more to embarrass himself in the role.
Ron often behaved in unique ways that set him apart from his peers, and he did not seem to mind this distinction at all, even when it earned him negative attention or comments.
Ron had a tendency to hold onto childhood habits and customs, often stubbornly refusing to change despite the negative reactions of others. Examples of this included continuing a tradition of trick-or-treating although his peers had long since stopped, pretending to be younger so he could take advantage of a kids discount at a fancy restaurant, and maintaining preferred customer status at JP Bearymore's Pizza Party-Torium well into his late teen years.
Ron's moderate hyperactivity and his tendency to act with a pronounced level of immaturity earned him a reputation as a loser among some of his peers, especially Bonnie.. However, for the most part, Ron either did not notice the insults, and thus tended to embarrass those around him more than himself, or he considered his quirks to be part of his intrinsic "Ronness" and ignored what others thought. This was most prevalently summed up when he declared his motto as "Never be normal!"
Ron has displayed several bouts of jealousy, especially when he felt that someone was stealing Kim's attention from him, such as when Kim first met Monique and then later Eric. This jealousy was not simply reserved for Kim's attention, as he displayed jealousy of his adopted little sister when she first joined his family. In that particular case, however, Ron received no prior warning of his parents' intention to adopt, and simply arrived home to find Hana's nursery in his room, and himself shifted up to the attic, so his jealousy was both expected and arguably acceptable under the circumstances, at least to begin with.
However, Ron really only displayed jealousy with regard to attention. He never expressed envy over Kim's abilities, and instead constantly offered her encouragement in the field, and showed himself to largely be a loyal friend/boyfriend.
Relaxed and Easy-Going
Due to Ron's relaxed and easy-going natured, he was normally highly resistant to most forms of peer pressure, and was largely unconcerned with appearance and fads unless they concerned him directly. Some of this might have been due to Ron not being aware of current trends: he regularly watched TV at Kim's house because his own family did not have cable for quite some time, and as a result was only able to participate in some trends by the time their popularity had faded considerably.
Ron's ambivalence to appearance and fad led to him labeling Kim a "retail snob" because of her insistence on buying her clothes at Club Banana, even though she could get the same clothes at Smarty Mart for a fraction of the cost, but refused to due to social standards.
Ron had a tendency to move between different cliques and social groups without showing any undue prejudice of their various cultures.
He associated with cheerleaders such as Kim and Bonnie, who were the most popular girls in school, and at the same time maintained friendships with the most socially outcast nerds, Larry and Ned. Ron accepted, and was accepted by, people as diverse as Monique, a social gossip and fashion guru; Wade, a super-genius shut-in; Zita, a gamer girl; and Felix, a wheelchair-bound boy. He interacted with all the above groups on a regular basis, and never appeared to judge them or their activities as more or less worthy. In his senior year, he added the high school football team to this list, having become its star running back.
Ron's noted fearlessness in approaching different people appeared to have been a result of plenty of rejection in the past, as he had developed very tough social skin and was not especially bothered by someone refusing to associate with him. He even viewed the idea of asking out virtually every girl at school, in order for him to have a date for a dance, to be an entertaining challenge rather than a problem. Ron was, however, quite sensitive about his friends turning their backs on him, likely due to a bad break with his former friend Billy Bullwicky in second grade.
Phobias and Fears
Throughout the years much was made of Ron's many phobias and fears. His fear of "monkeys" was most frequently mentioned and seen, thanks largely to repeated encounters with Monkey Ninjas. However, this fear was triggered by an overly excited chimpanzee, and included other apes such as gorillas, so what Ron actually feared was most nonhuman primates. He did somewhat overcome this fear, in the cases of his friendships with Chippy and Frederick, but even long after those incidents, the mere mention of monkeys clearly bothered him.
Ron was also shown or stated to posses a fear of insects, spiders, mechanical horses, garden gnomes, ghosts, and many other things. He was often seen panicking and running away from such things, or at least being overly wary of them to the point of Kim's annoyance. Suprisingly though, it seems that Ron does not fear insects when they are larger, in contrast to Kim who only fears them when they get larger.
Ron also had a tendency to be extremely paranoid, especially when frightened, an end result of his numerous childhood phobias and bad experiences. Although in his defense, occasionally Ron's suspicions served as an early warning for actual dangers, such as his many fears about Camp Wannaweep and his early mistrust of Lord Monty Fiske. In both cases, Kim merely assumed that Ron was overreacting and ignored his concerns, and as such was caught entirely off guard when his hunches proved accurate, though he wasn wrong in the case of Chippy.
His fears reached an apex when he became aware of the statistical odds of being seriously injured on a mission. Ron became so paranoid that he locked himself in a panic room and refused to leave, even when Rufus told him that Kim was in trouble. But Ron's father reminded him that "some things are worth the risk," which finally convinced Ron to save her despite the odds.
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."
Closely related to Ron's fears and phobias was his extreme bravery.
Kim's cousin, Joss, paraphrased Ambrose Redmoon's famous quote when she observed that Ron's actions in loyally following Kim into danger, despite being afraid of practically everything, was the mark of true bravery. Ron rarely ever chose not to accompany Kim on missions, and in most of those cases he displayed great disappointment or inner turmoil over his decision. In fact, far more often Ron actually looked forward to globetrotting and missions, while being very much aware of the danger involved.
Even as a child Ron exhibited this bravery in the face of his fears, when in preschool he confronted the bullies picking on Kim, despite the fact that he was afraid of them.
Due to Ron's erratic nature he has displayed serious contradictions and/or inconsistencies in terms of his capabilities.
Ron is a talented cook, approaching chef-levels. It is one of his abilities that almost always remains at a consistently high level.
While a sophomore in high school Ron created the wildly successful and popular Naco while in the employ of Bueno Nacho. The Naco was so well received that within a short time, on the order of a week or less, he received enough money from its sales to buy Kim a jacket which would have cost two weeks' normal wages. Then during his junior year of high school Ron received a $99 million royalty payment on the continued sales of the Naco up to that point in time.
Ron's culinary talents even earned him the role of the home economics teacher during his sophomore year of high school. Which he used to transform the home economics's room into a "world class restaurant", according to Steven Barkin. His food was so good, Mr. Barkin put Ron in charge of food services for Middleton High School. Unfortunately his tenure was cut short when the health inspector saw Rufus, a live rodent, serving food.
Communication with Animals
Ron has demonstrated an uncanny ability to actually converse with and understand several animals. Most often, this was seen in his interactions with Rufus, although it could be argued that Rufus was already, albeit unusually, communicative with others as well. Ron has, however, also shown that he could communicate very well with other animals: Chippy the monkey ninja, Roachie the mutated cockroach, and Professor Dementor's giant dachshunds, to name a few.
Ron has repeatedly proven himself to be a very original and highly imaginative individual, often to the surprise of those around him. As a child, Ron had an imaginary friend named "Rufus", who he later presumably named his naked mole-rat after.
Ron wrote the song Say the Word which Kim sung at the school talent show. Additionally, in order to buy Kim more time to arrive at the show, Ron came up with a wide variety of talents to showcase on the spot, and gave a performance so lengthy that he won first prize.
When assigned an autobiographical creative writing assignment, Ron detailed the story of how he met Rufus, which he and Rufus then turned into the Naked Mole Rap and performed with virtually no preparation time. Both the judge and Mr. Barkin awarded Ron a B minus for his efforts.
Ron enjoyed success in many arts and crafts-related activities while at Camp Wannaweep, and was able to weave a net to catch Gill in next to no time. He also designed the original outfit for the Middleton Mad Dog mascot with his Movie Makeup Magic kit. Kim and the other cheerleaders strongly disliked the outfit, partly due to the head foaming banana cream at the mouth. However, the Mad Dog proved to be a real crowd pleaser. Ron has also exhibited a talent in making disguises, such as when he disguised himself as Mr. Dr. Possible to help stop the Bebes.
Ron's creativity and passion served him well in the workplace. His unique ideas resulted in his rapid promotion while working at Bueno Nacho, where he became an assistant manager and created the well-received menu item, the naco.
Perhaps due to Ron's extremely creative and imaginative mind, he had trouble accepting the fact that he and Kim had actually begun dating after their prom. He repeatedly called Kim in the middle of the night to reassure himself of this, as he had repeated nightmares about the event having been something he had only imagined. Although in Ron's defense, he and Kim had gotten something of a false start on dating before while she was under the influence of the Moodulator.
Despite Ron's typical portrayal as being clumsy and physically ineffective, he has throughout the series exhibited numerous examples of exemplary athleticism. During Ron's considerable time as Kim's sidekick, he gained experience in many of the widely varied methods of transport that she did. In particular, Ron was often seen SCUBA diving, skydiving, and mountain climbing. These were usually displayed alongside and overshadowed by Kim's more skillful executions, while Ron regularly bumbled his attempts, but his proficiency was much more obvious while working alone.
Ron appeared to have a often overlooked affinity for extreme sports and related activities that even he was largely unaware of. He executed a near-perfect solo infiltration of Drakken's lair in order to retrieve Ray-X, and demonstrated a fairly high amount of skill in doing so.. Also, he accidentally created the extreme sport of umbrella surfing, although he could not repeat his first spectacular performance on demand.
The second time that Ron tried out for the Middleton High Football Team, it was discovered that his so-called "mad running away skills" made him a natural running back. In fact, he earned the school's all-time rushing record and ran the entire opposing team into exhaustion after just one play, which earned him the nickname "Unstoppable Stoppable".
Ron bragged that he never caught germs, due to the "fortress that is the Stoppable immune system". In an odd coincidence, the one time Ron did catch a cold, despite being around Kim and her brothers, who all had colds at the time, Ron caught a cold from Shego, who herself possessed superhuman endurance and resiliency. Therefore, the argument could be made that Ron only got sick because Shego was one of the few people that could successfully pass a cold onto him.
The Ron Factor
Ron rarely received any recognition for his helping Kim, until Global Justice scientists hypothesized the true secret to Kim's success was an intangible talent/element which Ron was thought to possess which they dubbed as "The Ron Factor". It supposedly allowed him to achieve results through a series of apparently random mishaps that would otherwise require great skill to accomplish. According to Wade, The Ron Factor could have been a product of non-linear mathematical concepts, also known as Chaos Theory. Initially, Global Justice believed The Ron Factor was the secret to Team Possible's success and they researched it heavily for a short period of time, hoping to harness it themselves. They were unable to isolate it, so Global Justice eventually concluded that it did not exist, or at least that it was a "non-factor", though at the time they began researching the possible existence of "The Rufus Factor" instead.
Despite Global Justice's conclusion, there was considerable evidence suggesting The Ron Factor, or as Ron once termed it "Not dumb luck, Kim. Dumb skills", may have been both real and even exploitable under the proper circumstances. As a "bumbling sidekick", Ron was typically portrayed as being extremely loyal but also clumsy and easily frightened. He tended to "trip over his own feet" in many situations, and during missions it was common for him to comically fail to do something that Kim did flawlessly. Such as he might ski backwards down a mountain and collide with a tree just after Kim had successfully negotiated the slope. If one were to consider any skills were imparted by the mystical Jade Idols, then Ron's expression of Tai Shing Pek Kwar which best suits his nature may be the sub-style of Drunken Monkey.
Ron's clumsiness was very pronounced early on. A case of "two steps forward, three steps back" often resulted in him endangering himself or the mission. Kim was frequently forced to stop whatever she was doing to save him, or occasionally tripped up by him. Over time Ron's skills became more proficient, and he required rescuing less frequently. Much of his clumsiness was later used primarily as comic relief distraction portrayed as awkwardness rather than incompetence. In particular, he often performed feats of physical skill and dexterity alongside Kim, albeit in an awkward and slightly panicked manner in contrast to Kim's usually graceful and deliberate performance. Furthermore, Ron's awkwardness occasionally worked in his favor, allowing him to accomplish things through clumsiness that neither he nor Kim could through pure skill. An example of this is when Ron's panic at discovering a scorpion in his leg enabled them to discover the entrance to Drakken's secret lair.
Shego realized that Kim was most effective as an adversary when working side-by-side with Ron, and separated them by moving the Stoppables to Norway. This separation weakened Team Possible greatly, to the point where Shego was able to take over the world.
Mystically-Enhanced Monkey-Based Powers
Ron finally realized his fated destiny when, during his graduation from high school, Kim and Drakken were kidnaped by the Lorwardian aliens Warhok and Warmonga. Ron rescued them with Shego's help, but eventually found himself alone and overwhelmed by Warhok's strength. Warhok then threatened to separate Kim from Ron for good, which caused Ron to consciously tap into his Mystical Monkey Power for the first time. In the battle that followed, Ron displayed
- Superhuman Strength - Ron was able to easily toss around the Lowardians.
- Levitation - Ron levitated into the air with a blue aura surrounding him.
- Telekinesis - Ron lifted the Lowardian machines into the air with the power of his mind.
- Ability To Wield Mystically-Enhanced Weapons
The Lowardians proved no match for him in this state and were quickly defeated. Master Sensei recognized Ron as the Supreme Monkey Master.
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Despite his apparent shortcomings, Ron might easily be one of the most powerful individuals known, perhaps only superseded by The Yono. Once, he was able to stand his own against both Kim and Shego at the same time with his hands tied behind his back. However, Ron's full power has not been fully unleashed for any extended periods of time with any sort of reliability.
While Ron's intelligence is often masked behind his clowning around and slacker mentality, he has occasionally displayed spikes of insight and genius, such as while Evil. At first Kim attributed his aptitude at building evil weapons as an aftereffect of absorbing Drakken's evil. However Shego, who had known Drakken longer than almost anyone else, admitted to his never being able to create such powerful and sophisticated weaponry when Evil Ron used Drakken's gadgets and arsenal with ease better than Drakken ever could.
Several of Ron's insecurities and fears could be traced back to some fairly questionable treatment by his parents over the years. While they clearly cared about him, they repeatedly did not consider his feelings or likely reactions while they made life-altering decisions. Most notably, they had a bad habit of simply making big decisions, such as Hana's adoption, and only informing Ron either as they were happening, or after the changes had already been made, giving him no chance to adjust. This was presumably why Ron often proved extremely reluctant and resistant to unexpected changes in his normal routine.
- Main article: Mrs. Stoppable
Mrs. Stoppable was typically portrayed as being the stricter parent, and as a result, she and Ron did not seem especially close at times. Most notably, she had very little patience for some of Ron's more pronounced personality quirks: Ron had to suffer through the horrors of Camp Wannaweep as a child was because his mother stopped accepting his frequent requests by phone to come home. She also swore off helping him with school projects due to an unexplained "paper machete" incident, although Ron's habitual laziness where major projects were concerned was more than likely a factor. She did, however, attempt to comfort Ron when he doubted whether or not he was truly a man.
One possible explanation for Mrs. Stoppable's typical treatment of Ron is she may have wanted a daughter rather than a son. When Ron was eight years old she gave him a Granny Crocket Quickie-Bake Mixer and Oven set, which contributed to his excellent cooking skills. For Mother's Day, rather than wanting to spend time with her son, Mrs. Stoppable instead demanded that he clean the garage in order to make her happy. Indeed, Mrs. Stoppable was very pleased when she and her husband finally adopted a baby girl, Hana. In addition, she was very happy and touched when Ron showed a genuine interest in wanting to take care of and spend time with Hana.
- Main article: Mr. Stoppable
Although not particularly close, Ron still appeared more comfortable with his father than his mother. They did not seem to spend much time together, likely due to extremely different interests, but Mr. Stoppable was eager to be part of Ron's life, and to be seen as Ron's hero. As an actuary, Mr. Stoppable tended to give Ron fairly down-to-earth advice, though Ron was not always able to appreciate it at the time. Ron did occasionally ask him for advice, but more often went to other male role models, such as Mr. Barkin or Dr. James Possible. Though rarely seen, Mr. Stoppable could be very protective of Ron, at least where villains mistreating Ron was concerned.
- Main article: Hana Stoppable
Ron's status as an only child ended during his Senior year, when his parents adopted a baby girl named Hana. Partially because Ron received no warning whatsoever of this major change, he was extremely upset and refused to accept Hana as his sister. Eventually, however, he grew to see her as part of the family, and matured into a very protective and devoted big brother.
Ron also had several other relatives who made brief appearances:
- Shaun was a bad-tempered younger cousin that took great joy in tormenting Ron and Rufus. Ron particularly dreaded getting stuck with him at family functions.
- Reuben Stoppable, a cousin Ron apparently did like, at least by comparison.
- Mrs. Reuben Stoppable, Reuben's bride who Ron had little interaction with. Her maiden name was Starter.
- Jon Stoppable, a turn-of-the-century Middleton police constable and Ron's great-grandfather. While his exploits have been questionable mainly due to being from a shared dream and a fictitious memory, a float of his head featured in the Middleton Pickle Days parade established Jon's existence as real, if not the events of the dream.
- Ronacus, a gladiator hero seen as a stone statue at the Tri-City Museum which supposedly could have been an ancestor of Ron's. Unfortunately details lost to time prevent establishing anything beyond a strong resemblance.
When Ron was about twelve years old, he was allowed to have a pet so long as it did not irritate his father's allergies to virtually every kind of pet hair. Ron purchased a naked mole rat, Rufus, from a Smarty Mart. Ron carried Rufus almost constantly in his pocket from then on, and considered him more a member of the family than a pet.
- Main article: Kim Possible
Ron met Kim in Pre-K, and the two have been best friends ever since. This strong friendship was unusual for them both. Ron consistently had trouble connecting with others and girls especially, while most of Kim's friends were female presumably because boys found either her or her father to be intimidating. These obstacles did not apply to each other, as Ron was a constant and welcome visitor in the Possible home, and Kim was amused rather than annoyed by Ron's weirdness. Their friendship survived some very serious tests, such as Kim initially siding with her fellow cheerleaders against Ron becoming their high school mascot, Ron falsifying a news article about Kim liking Brick Flagg in order to gain fame, and a brief falling out based on Ron being promoted over Kim during their time working at Bueno Nacho.
Through everything, even if momentarily sidetracked, Ron and Kim ultimately valued their loyalty to each other above all else. Their bond was no doubt strengthened through Ron's role as Kim's sidekick. Repeatedly having faced danger and potentially death side-by-side, Ron and Kim saved each other's lives a number of times, and came to depend on each other as partners as well as friends, which by their senior year grew to a more romantic relationship. This relationship was frequently tried by Ron's social ineptness, but had ultimately survived clear through their Graduation from high school.
- Main article: Wade
Wade and Ron were good friends. Ron eagerly looked forward to any chance to meet Wade in person, and was always greatly disappointed when Wade canceled at the last minute. He also enjoyed playing with Wade's gadgets, despite how often this habit backfired, due to Ron either not waiting for instructions on proper use, or just generally being clumsy. Wade also had no problem with helping Ron outside of missions, such as getting him and Kim a spot in Chez Couteaux's reservation line.
- Main article: Felix Renton
Felix was one of the few close friends that Ron had outside of his friendship with Kim. Unlike many people, Ron did not see Felix being in a wheelchair as a handicap, and treated him essentially as he would any other friend. Felix was also considerate of Ron's friendship with Kim, and the two boys generally extended an invite to her if they had made plans together.
- Main article: Monique
Ron initially felt threatened by Monique. This was largely because he learned after the fact that she had met and befriended Kim. His unease grew when Kim began to spend notably less time with him to hang out with Monique, and showed an increased interest in things she had in common with Monique, but not with Ron. However, Monique and Ron eventually discovered that they had things in common as well, and Ron's unease around her vanished.
Because Monique filled the unique role of Kim's closest female friend, she was often the person Kim would vent to if Ron had done something notable to annoy or embarrass her. But as Ron's friend as well, this also gave Monique the chance to attempt to help him correct the behavior, even though she in turn was usually annoyed by Ron's habit of being slow to change.
Due to the enormous amount of time Ron spent with Kim, especially at the Possible home, he was very comfortable with her entire family. Ron was regularly present at their family dinners and events, often with neither of Kim's parents having known he was coming ahead of time, but always including him as Kim's "plus one" with ease despite that. He was treated as a member of the family, and was therefore given a great deal more warmth and trust, especially where his considerable time with Kim was concerned, than any other boy would normally be given. Ron was also a fairly frequent volunteer at both Ann's and James's workplaces, and seemed to have a vague but genuine interest in both rocket science and nursing.
- Main article: Steven Barkin
Mr. Barkin's "tough but fair" policy rarely seemed to apply in his treatment of Ron, who he initially appeared to greatly dislike for no obvious reason. Ron claimed this was due to a funny look he gave Barkin in ninth grade, which Barkin himself confirmed. However, it gradually became more obvious that while Barkin was indeed especially tough on Ron, this was done largely in an attempt to further educate and mold him into a more well-rounded student. Conveniently enough, Barkin having to take over nearly every class that Ron was in, and then later discovering they were colleagues at Smarty Mart, gave him plenty of opportunities to do so. Barkin was easily frustrated by some of Ron's bad habits, such as his tendency to ignore or forget certain school rules, and a certain lack of respect for Barkin's authority on some issues. Their relationship eventually progressed to the point where Ron viewed Barkin as something of a mentor, and occasionally went to him for advice when troubled.
- Main article: Master Sensei
Though they did not spend much time together, Master Sensei of the Yamanouchi Ninja School was clearly the mentor that Ron was most relaxed around. The two shared an easy, unspoken bond of mutual respect and friendship. Beyond that, Master Sensei always believed in and encouraged Ron's hidden potential, especially when Ron himself doubted its existence.
- Main article: Martin Smarty
Ron idolized Martin Smarty, both as a highly successful businessman and as the founder of Smarty Mart, Ron's favorite store. As thanks for saving him from a kidnapping attempt, Mr. Smarty gave Ron a job in the pet department at the Smarty Mart in Middleton. Ron left a lasting impression as a dedicated and hard-working employee, and Mr. Smarty later introduced Ron to his son Artie in the hopes of exposing Artie to a positive role model.
- Main article: Zita Flores
Zita was the first girl Ron was seen dating, and was likely his first girlfriend. Ron went to great lengths to pursue and impress her, and though this repeatedly backfired, Zita seemed to genuinely like him for the most part. She admitted to being annoyed that Ron considered their frequent meetings at Bueno Nacho to be dates. Worthy of note was that Kim did not consider Zita a threat to her friendship with Ron, nor were Ron and Zita regularly affectionate with each other. The relationship did not seem to last long, and Ron's feelings on the matter were never mentioned. Zita was later implied to be in a relationship with Ron's best male friend Felix Renton during their high school graduation.
- Main article: Amelia
Ron's attraction to Amelia was clearly based on her being pretty and popular. Rather fittingly, those were also the only conditions under which she was attracted to Ron, and much like her feelings, those times were fleeting at best. Most notably, Ron did not exist in her eyes until he had money to spend on her, considerable influence within the school's social scene, or drastically altered his appearance to better fit in. Curiously, according to Animology, Ron's pink sloth was the soulmate to Amelia's red otter.
- Main article: Tara
Tara was the first girl that showed any obvious romantic interest in Ron. Ironically, everyone but Ron seemed aware of her feelings. Tara was greatly impressed by how Ron took charge and ultimately saved the entire cheer squad at Camp Wannaweep, and thanked him with a kiss on the cheek. Assumedly because Ron was not aware of her crush and thus did not respond to it, Tara lost interest. Ron only learned of the missed opportunity when Kim later saw Tara with Josh Mankey, and assumed Ron would be hurt. Instead, Ron was more shocked and annoyed that no one had told him about Tara's crush.
- Main article: Bonnie Rockwaller
Bonnie typically showed open disdain towards Ron, both because he was at the bottom of the school popularity food chain, and because he was Kim's best friend. Despite this, he did not seem to hold a grudge against her for the most part, and typically treated her either as a friend or a potential girlfriend, much to Bonnie's annoyance. He did, however, respect Kim's rivalry with her, and occasionally helped Kim compete with Bonnie on various stages.
Bonnie was very much aware of Ron's attraction to her, and exploited it when the situation suited her, both as a way of using Ron and angering Kim in the process. Bonnie briefly became Ron's girlfriend when she found out he was rich, though this was only as long as he bought her expensive things. Bonnie also rigged the homecoming vote so she replaced Kim as queen. As Ron had seemingly been genuinely voted king, this effectively made them the "royal couple", which Bonnie took great pleasure in rubbing in Kim's face. In truth, Bonnie had only been depressed and lonely over her recent break-up with Brick Flagg, and gladly returned to insulting Ron once she found new love with Señor Senior, Junior.
- Main article: Yori
Ron was attracted to Yori from the moment he first met her. He spent much of their time together trying to impress her, and while the results were mixed at best, Yori was clearly attracted to him as well. Ron was not aware that Yori's feelings for him had progressed beyond friendship until Kim told him. The next time they saw each other, Ron and Kim had recently begun dating, which Yori surprisingly accepted with good grace. As a result, she remained on good terms with both Ron and Kim, considering them trusted friends and dependable allies.
Ron's best friend since Pre-K, next door neighbor, and sidekick. Over time their friendship became something more and they became a couple at the end of their Junior year. A result most of their classmates, whom up until the week of their Sophomore year Spirit Dance believed the pair was dating, seemed to have expected, and given the cheers when the pair made their entrance after a mission near the end of the Junior Prom, supported. They were still dating at the start of their Senior year and stayed together throughout their graduation.
- Main article: Monkey Fist
Ron had a bad feeling about Lord Monty Fiske within minutes of meeting him, which Kim promptly ignored as one of Ron's usual baseless hunches. In this case, however, Ron was extremely right as Fiske would go on to become Monkey Fist, one of Team Possible's most dedicated and difficult foes. Monkey Fist was unique among their enemies in that he not only remembered Ron's name, but actually focused his hatred on Ron fairly consistently. Likewise, Ron also hated Monkey Fist due mostly to his overwhelming fear of and discomfort around nonhuman primates and especially monkeys, which Monkey Fist both emulated and envied. Ron even considered Monkey Fist to be his arch foe, and their encounters tended to be especially heated. Monkey Fist made no secret of his desire to kill Ron and those around him and Ron felt a personal responsibility to handle him whether when Kim was present or not. However, aside from his first skirmish with Fiske and a slap-fight, Ron never fought him one-on-one, usually tangling with the monkey ninjas or displaying his "mad running away skills". Ron did however (as it was hoped he would) successfully train the one to best Monkey Fist, which led to his permanent defeat.
- Main article: Gill
Gil Moss was a bully during Ron's childhood summer stay at Camp Wannaweep. Ron was reluctant to go swimming in the lake, the waters of which he considered suspicious, and Gil was only too eager to swap places on the roster with him. Gil's constant exposure to the toxic water eventually triggered a mutation, turning him into a Black Lagoon-like humanoid "muck monster". Gil blamed his mutation on Ron and harbored a deep-seated hatred for him. Gil eventually began calling himself Gill, and devoted much of his time to planning revenge against Ron. However, Gill eventually came to see his mutation as a blessing, and while he still held Ron responsible for it, he put aside much of his hatred in order to pursue the goal of turning everyone else, Ron included, into mutants like himself.
- Main article: Dr. Drakken
Ron and Dr. Drakken had several encounters while Kim and Shego were busy fighting, and one thing almost always remained constant: Drakken could not seem to recall Ron's name no matter how often Ron reminded him. On the other hand, both Ron and Kim forgot Drakken's name within minutes of meeting him, so there was some room for debate on whether Drakken's failure to remember Ron was actually genuine. Though this generally annoyed Ron, he would eagerly and happily reintroduce himself when given the slightest opportunity. Drakken did at least recognize Ron on sight, and habitually referred to him as "the buffoon". Ron did eventually force Drakken to recall his name, but only the one time.
- Main article: Shego
As one of Kim's most frequently fought adversaries, Shego regularly ran into Ron, but considered him little more than a momentary distraction, or just as often, someone she generally captured with little effort. While Ron was clearly afraid of Shego and the harm she could potentially inflict on him, they still managed to joke around each other, sometimes even as she was attempting to hurt him. Ron considered Shego to be very attractive, and once even told her, "You know, in this light, you're kinda cute". Eventually, however, Ron dissuade himself of thinking Shego as attractive due to all the times she tried to hurt him and Kim.
- Main article: Ron's clothes
Ron typically wore the same outfit on a daily basis which consisted of a long-sleeve navy blue mock-turtleneck shirt under a short-sleeved red jersey, light brown cargo pants, and white sneakers.
During missions he wore a standard mission outfit of a black three-quarter sleeve mock-turtleneck shirt, grey cargo pants, brown utility belt, black or dark grey gloves, and black or dark grey sneakers.
Ron wore boxer shorts under all of his outfits.
Ron's own personal style of clothing briefly became a fashion trend just after Kim's own look had become popular then rapidly faded. Like the KimStyle, the RonStyle was donned by men, women, and even pets, Rufus included. However, while KimStyle was her mission wear, RonStyle was his everyday apparel.
Ron's overall look has repeatedly been considered as lacking in fashion sense both by his peers and those highly respected in the world of fashion. He once had an encounter with the Fashion Police Officers Twill & Tweed. According to them, his sports jersey was a serious violation, but gave him half credit for having a pocket pet, which for that season were both in and hot.
Of course Ron also has situational clothes such as cold weather gear on cold missions, his Middleton Mad Dog outfit while he was the mascot, and his football uniform during football games, to name a few examples.
Ron tends to lose his pants or even get unwittingly stripped down to his boxer shorts in some comical way, in when not doing anything to warrant the result. In his Junior year he stated it occured so often he was no longer embarrassed when it happened, yet later admitted it perturbed him that it was still happening even in their Senior year.
For their "half-iversary", six months dating, Kim gave Ron a titanium-reinforced belt as a present. On a mission shortly following, Kim lost her memory. When partially restored, she remembered nearly everything except for her and Ron as dating, which did not return until she witnessed his pants fall down after removing the belt, which caused her to have a flashback of exactly why she had bought him the belt in the first place.
Ron once went to school naked while thinking it was a bad dream, but Kim reminded him it was all-too real, it had really happened.
From "Bueno Nacho"
- "That would be so cool, if it wasn't going to hurt us."
- "That is sick and wrong!"
From "Go Team Go"
- "That is the second biggest flamingo I have ever seen."
From "Gorilla Fist"
- "This goes beyond sick and wrong. It's wrong-sick!"
From "The New Ron"
- "By making me get the foofie haircut (Takes bucket off both his head and hat that's covering his new hairstyle) you've disrupted my core, my identity, my essential Ron-ness."
- According to the Animology Test, Ron is a Pink Sloth.
- His "soulmate" is a Red Otter, of which Amelia is one.
- It is speculated from the episode Big Bother that Ron is 18 years old but that is not confirmed.
- Out of all the villains Ron has encountered and fought, including those without Kim, only five can remember his full name correctly, mainly those who have mentioned his name at least three times:
- Monkey Fist
- Senor Senior Sr.
- Adrena Lynn
- Only Monkey Fist and Gill, being Ron's two main enemies, remember his name full-time and never forget it at all. Not even once.
- Most of the other villains who forget his name call him by his last name, "Stoppable", at least once.
- Even though Drakken forgets Ron's name, he called him by his last name twice, but the second time was when Ron forced him to say one of his two names, mainly his last name, "Stoppable". But most of the time, Drakken calls Ron "sidekick", since he's obviously Kim's sidekick/best friend/boyfriend.
- Despite forgetting Ron's name completely, Drakken once only said Ron's first and last name together in "Naked Genius". And that was the only episode where he also once called him "Mr. Stoppable".
- Shego called Ron by his first name, mainly "Ronald" and "Ronny", but that was only when she was under the effects of the Reverse Polarizer/Attitudinator, to where she basically was not her real-self.
- Besides his parents and Kim's father & nana/grandmother, four other people call him "Ronald":
- Yori and Sensei are the only people who call him "Stoppable-san".
- Oddly enough, Gill is the only person calls him "Ronny", but he also calls Ron a "Squeeb".
- Fukushima called Ron an "Outsider".
- Oddly enough, Dr. Drakken, Dr. Lurkin, Duff Killigan, and Franklin Barkin, Mr. Barkin's father, were the only four people who once called him "Mr. Stoppable".
- His evil cousin Shaun calls him "Cousin Crybaby", but that was before Ron gave him a little "attitude adjustment" with the Attitudinator.
- Motor Ed called Ron Kim's "Skinny Dude".
- Gill and Shaun were the only people who took great pleasure in tormenting/bullying Ron.
- Ron and Rufus went on five missions without Kim:
- Stopping Drakken from launching his Drak-Force One to take over Christmas.
- Retrieving the Lotus Blade from Monkey Fist and Fukushima during Ron's one-week exchange student school trip in Japan.
- Finding the rare Aurora Orchid flower in the South American amazon jungle to save Kim from disappearing from embarrassment.
- Getting back Ray-X from Dr. Drakken while Kim was sick.
- Finding Kim's library book, through out every villain's liar that they've traveled through before, which he misplaced.
- Although he was seen without them in the same episodes that Kim was seen without her's, Ron was also seen in only three other episodes without his mission clothes, not counting Part 2 of "Graduation", and were he only wore the Fearless Ferret costume in "The Fearless Ferret" episode:
- Ron was assisted with two missions without Kim by Wade through the use of remote-controlled "Wadebots":
- Finding the rare Aurora Orchid flower in the South American amazon jungle to save Kim from dissappearing from embarrassment with the first Wadebot.
- Finding Kim's overdue library book, which Ron misplaced, throughout every villain's lair they went through, only to find out later on that Ron unexpectingly had Kim's book with him the whole time, and never took it out of his backpack  with the Wadebot 2.0.
- Even though his primary fear and phobia, Ron has befriended two monkeys:
- Ron communicated with five animals, but only three of them were different species, that weren't Rufus:
- Frederick the Monkey Astronaut.
- Chippy the Monkey Ninja.
- Roachie the Mutated Cockroach.
- Professor Dementor's Two Mutant Dachshunds/Wiener Dogs.
- Professor Dementor's Mutant Dachshunds/Wiener Dogs were the only animals Ron didn't spend some quality time with, despite the fact that he was able to communicate with them, what with his "Worst Squirrel Call".
- Just like Monique is Kim's best friend of her gender, Felix Renton is Ron's best friend of his gender.
- Ron spent more time with Felix Renton than with Kim once, just like Kim spent more time with Monique than with Ron once.
- Outside of "Virtu-Ron", Ron was seen playing video games in only three episodes in the entire series:
- Motor Ed
- Steal Wheels
- Ron was seen playing video games with his best male friend, Felix Renton, in the first two episodes, and later with Roachie, a mutant cockroach that Ron befriended, in the third episode.
- Ron's pants problem happened fifteen times in the series.
- Before his Senior year of playing football and becoming Homecoming King, Ron was popular in school five times in the series, but each time it was not because of him being his normal-self:
- Having his new haircut Kim gave him.
- Writing interesting stories in the school paper.
- Being muscular under the effects of the Molecular Muscle Enhancer, a ring bulit by Jack Hench.
- Having millions of dollars from his Bueno Nacho paycheck.
- Telling the truth while being under the effects of the Truth Ray.
- His truth-telling popularity and muscular popularity, seperately, only lasted for a whole day though.
- Ron uses his mysitcal monkey power mainly when fighting Monkey Fist and his monkey ninjas.
- Ron's main quote is "Boo-yah".
- Ron only used his monkey power against Monkey Fist, Fukushima, and Warhok & Warmonga.
- Oddly enough, Fukushima was the only villain Ron fought and defeated alone, without Kim and Rufus.
- Ron was the only person to finish off Warhok & Warmonga.
- Even though Monkey Fist is his main nemesis, Ron didn't use his monkey power against him in only five out of ten episodes.
- Ron defeated his arch-camp rival, Gill, without his monkey power.
- Ron defeated Gill twice with.
- Arts and crafts along with a little help from Rufus,
- His Mutant-Beaver mutation along with a little help from Kim & Bonnie.
- Ron mutated twice in the series:
- Beaver, to stop Gill's rampage all over Camp Gottagrin, the renamed Wannaweep, after diving into a toxic pool near a small grotto.
- Fifteen-feet tall monster, wanting to eat junk food everywhere in Middleton, after falling into one of Jack Hench's chemical liquids, the Titan Project, and eating a lot of junk food from Bueno Nacho.
- Ron was the only person to get zapped/affected by the Reverse Polarizer/Attitudinator in two KP episodes. But he was only zapped/affected twice per episode.
- Ron was the only other person to have blue skin when he was evil, like Drakken. But only for his first time though.
- When he was evil, Ron was the only person to put Shego in her place in the series, which no one else could do. But he was basically not himself.
- In production order, Ron has the first line in the whole series calling Rufus' name while he was looking for him in his locker.
- Even though he had a few love interests/crushes, not counting Bonnie, Zita Flores and Kim Possible, Ron's best friend, were the only two girls Ron was seen dating, but Kim was the only one Ron was seen kissing, serveral times.
- Ron and Kim were both seen dating one person before they starting dating each other. Ron dating Zita Flores and Kim dating Josh Mankey.
- As much as Kim was seen dating Josh in only two episodes, Ron was seen dating Zita in only two episodes as well:
- In The Ron Factor, Ron tells Dr. Director's brother, Gemini, that he is a Virgo, making Ron's birthday anywhere from August 23rd to September 22nd—and while Kim's birthday is implied sometime in May, this would imply that he is older or younger than Kim.
- Ron is the only one of the good guys to have been shown owning a pet, Rufus. All other pets have been owned by enemies.
- Ron has been shown losing his pants more than 14 times during the series. Also it has been mentioned that he has lost his pants on others occasions but have not been shown. Example: the United Nation Mission that was mentioned in Mathter and Fervent
- Ron has been kissed by more people than anyone else on the show; Tara, Yori, Bonnie Rockwaller and of course Kim. Also Kim and Bonnie are the only ones to kiss Ron on the lips.
Due to a collision while Dr. Drakken was wearing Hencho's Attitudinator helmet, Ron was exposed to Drakken's evil energy. Through unspecified means, this caused Ron to become increasingly evil and eccentric, as he also took on Drakken's blue skin color and adopted the costume of the fictional comic book villain Zorpox. Evil Ron possessed in abundance several traits that Ron was also noted to have, but rarely displayed: he was a skilled strategist, incredibly talented at Tai Shing Pek Kwar Monkey Kung-Fu, and capable of building large scale doomsday devices and highly advanced technology with surprising ease. His in-depth knowledge of Kim's behavior made him one of her most dangerous foes, as he not only knew how best to stop her, but presumably that she would be equally effective if turned evil in the same manner that he was.
There were two theories about Evil Ron's advanced capabilities, particularly his intelligence:
- When the Attitudinator transferred Drakken's badness to Ron, it also transferred a portion of his genius level intellect. This explained why Evil Ron was suddenly better with tools when Ron rarely ever showed such skill. However, this did not explain how Ron was able to repair the Attitudinator after he was reformed. It also does not explain how, as Shego observed, Ron turned out to be Drakken's superior in technological ability.
- Ron always had the potential to do great things, but he was repressed by his social anxiety. When he became Evil Ron, he lost his inhibitions, which enabled him to unlock his potential without fear. This was the preferred theory, as he was also unable to use his mystical monkey powers unless motivated enough to do so. Also, Ron showed a natural ability for destruction even when he was not evil, showing his talent for the dark side.
Behind the Scenes
Ron is voiced by Will Friedle in all four seasons, who is best known and famous for playing Eric Matthews from Boy Meets World.
Gallery of Voice Actor/Actress
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|104||9||Attack of the Killer Bebes|
|105||3||The New Ron|
|108||17||The Twin Factor|
|110||15||All the News|
|111||2||Sink or Swim|
|114||19||Monkey Ninjas in Space|
|118||12||Pain King vs. Cleopatra|
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|207b||27b||Adventures in Rufus-Sitting|
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|210||29||The Golden Years|
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|215||37||A Very Possible Christmas|
|217a||33a||Rufus vs. Commodore Puddles|
|217b||33b||Day of the Snowmen|
|218||34||A Sitch in Time: Present|
|219||35||A Sitch in Time: Past|
|220||36||A Sitch in Time: Future|
|222||40||Return to Wannaweep|
|224||42||The Full Monkey|
|229||56||Showdown at the Crooked D|
|231b||46b||The Truth Hurts|
|305||63||So the Drama, Part 1|
|306||64||So the Drama, Part 2|
|307||65||So the Drama, Part 3|
|310||62||And the Mole Rat Will Be CGI|
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|405||71||Mad Dogs and Aliens|
|407||72||Grande Size Me|
|409||69||The Cupid Effect|
|411||76||Odds Man In|
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|416||80||The Mentor of Our Discontent|
|417||81||Oh No! Yono!|
|421||86||Graduation, Part 1|
|422||87||Graduation, Part 2|
Appearances in Other Media
- Ron was a guest star on the Lilo & Stitch episode "Rufus".
- Video Games
- Ron appears in most of the video games based on the show, but is playable in only two: Team Possible and Global Gemini.
- Kim Possible: Revenge of Monkey Fist
- Kim Possible 2: Drakken's Demise
- Kim Possible 3: Team Possible
- Kim Possible: Global Gemini
- Kim Possible: Kimmunicator
- Kim Possible: What's the Switch?
- Disney Parks
- Ron has appeared at Disney's Hollywood Studios park as walk around character on the Streets of America.
- Ron stars in Epcot's Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure interactive attraction.
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In Relation to Kim
Ron's relaxed and easy-going nature frequently served as a counterbalance to Kim's drive and hyper-competitiveness. He often encouraged her to take a step back in situations where her competitive nature went into overdrive, and helped her get things in perspective when she fretted over teen issues such as the social food chain and what others thought of her.
Kim herself often performed a similar function for Ron by motivating him, encouraging him to participate in some areas, and attempting to dampen down his enthusiasm in front of others. He is not as popular as Kim and is often ridiculed by his classmates, most notably by Bonnie.
Ron has also demonstrated that he cannot seem to tell Kim a convincing lie, although that might be because Ron had trouble coming up with good lies instantaneously, which he had to do in most of the cases. Some examples included:
- While patrolling Middleton as the masked hero Fearless Ferret 2.0, Ron was sworn to secrecy. He turned down an invitation to watch cable TV with Kim, claiming he was going to mulch Timothy North's yard, despite the fact that it would be night time. Kim thought Ron was acting funny, and had Wade track his pager, which Ron kept on him while in costume. Kim was instantly able to recognize Ron in costume.
- Ron accidentally lost Kim's library book, which endangered her cheerleading. While he was trying to recover it alone, Kim called, and Ron had to come up with a lie on the spot: "Dad's locked in the garage again. Need to get him out before he runs outta... clothes." Needless to say, Kim did not believe this. She called Wade, who was preoccupied with helping Ron, which forced him to lie to Kim as well. Wade covered up the sounds of Ron's battle with mutant plants by saying he was playing a video game called Pollinator.
- Ron was sworn to secrecy concerning his week in Japan, in order to protect the secrets of the Yamanouchi Ninja School. Upon his return to Middleton, he essentially told Kim that nothing had happened. Kim presumably did not pursue this because she had been crushing on Hirotaka during the same week, and did not want to admit that she had lost him to Bonnie.
- Later on, when Kim met Yamanouchi student Yori for the first time, Ron was forced to lie about Yori's identity. He tried to pass Yori off as a fellow Middleton High student, then a friend from Camp Wannaweep, and finally a total stranger. Kim pointed out that Ron had already introduced Yori by name, and Ron responded that was a common name in Japan. Realizing he had unintentionally mentioned Japan, Ron panicked and ran off. This only made Kim more determined to discover Yori's identity.
Ron first seriously considered his possibly romantic feelings toward Kim while she was under the influence of the Moodulator, and was consequently forced to behave as if she were in love with him. This resulted in the first time the two shared a romantic kiss, though both Ron and Kim likely did not consider it their actual first kiss, as the emotions displayed via the Moodulator were greatly exaggerated and arguably not entirely based on genuine feelings.
Ron finally realized he had romantic feelings toward Kim while she was dating Eric, and confessed to her after Eric's betrayal. Ron and Kim went to prom together and had their first kiss as an official couple.
Ron's feelings for Kim repeatedly caused him go to extreme lengths to maintain their relationship. His insecurities intensified during Senior year, which they had begun dating shortly before. Ron then had the added pressure of possibly losing Kim as both a friend and girlfriend, an idea that terrified him. Insistence from Bonnie that cheerleaders like Kim should only date jocks drove Ron to steal Kim's battle-suit, which he used to cheat his way onto the school football team as quarterback. Once Ron was forced to own up to his lie, Mr. Barkin stripped him of the quarterback position, but allowed Ron to stay on the team as running back, due to his genuine running ability. Though Kim reassured Ron of her feelings for him, it became a running gag that several of Team Possible's villains expressed genuine disbelief over the idea that the two were a couple, which never failed to upset Ron. The very implication from Warhok and Warmonga that Ron might lose Kim forever, either to death or separation, caused him to fully manifest his Mystical Monkey Power, which he used to defeat the pair of Lorwardian invaders.
In an attempt to reconcile some of the contradictory traits and actions of Ron over the series, some fans have suggested that Ron suffers from one of several disorders based upon his actions being consistent with some of their symptoms. These have ranged from anxiety, ADHD, to dyslexia, and even to mild Asperger Syndrome.
Ron met Kim during their first day of preschool, right after naptime, and they have been firm friends ever since.
Many aspects of Ron's personality can be traced back to various traumatic events from his childhood that have been shown in a variety of flashbacks throughout the series. The event which is referenced most often in the series was a summer that he spent in a rundown sleep away camp, called Camp Wannaweep. During his time at camp he called home so many times asking to leave that his mother eventually refused to accept his calls.
While at Wannaweep, Ron was bullied by other campers and forced to share an insect infested cabin with the camp's overactive chimpanzee mascot Bobo. Leading him to develop a pathological fear of monkeys and apes that has been frequently emphasized throughout the series. It also caused a fear of insects and spiders that was less frequently emphasized.
It was also during his first summer at Wannaweep that Ron encountered fellow camper, Gil Moss, with whom he traded his slot on the swim schedule for a second slot in arts and crafts. Gil later returned as Gill, an angry mutant seeking revenge on Ron, whom he blamed for causing him to mutate (a result of spending all day swimming in the lake's polluted water).
Ron was first introduced to the freelance hero business when reclusive Upperton millionaire Mr. Paisley became trapped in his own vault. His associate, Mr. McHenry, attempted to contact Team Impossible, a group of heroes for hire, but accidentally added a 'K' thus contacting Kim Possible instead. Based on the period in which Kim wore braces, this event was approximately 2 years prior to the start of Season 1. In A Sitch in Time, during this period, Ron, Kim, Bonnie, Hope, and Tara appear about 12 or 13 years old in appearance. Kim also was shown to have braces in her flashback in Hidden Talent, when she could not hit the high notes. In an episode, Ron also referred to this time period as being a preteen, around the time of their first mission or getting Rufus, who he bought the day before their first mission, as stated in a Sitch In Time, Past.
Both prophecy originally appeared to be two separate individuals, the Ultimate Monkey Master and The Great Blue, and both state that someone beyond the stars leads to some form of glory. This appears to refer to Ron as both the Ultimate Monkey Master and the Great Blue.
While the first prophecy mentioned by his full name there is some debate about the identity of the Great Blue. Some fans originally focused on Ron's evil persona (ability to take over the world, went beyond the stars, Mystical Monkey Ninja Powers), however some fans think that Ron is shown to be the Great Blue in the episode Graduation and Exchange where Ron's skin turned blue from the power of the aura and the prophecy was referring to Ron leading the Earth to glory rather than the Lorwardians.
Despite Kim being the primary combatant on their missions, Ron has displayed some impressive combat skills.
Ron has repeatedly proven capable of defending himself from foes generally considered to be far superior to him in combat, such as Monkey Fist and his Monkey Ninjas, Shego, and Kim herself during various incidents of her being mind-controlled.
Ron's week spent training at the Yamanouchi Ninja School in Japan resulted in noticeable increase in his offensive effectiveness, particularly in the area of martial arts, which served him well in later adventures. Ron even proved capable of defeating large groups of opponents, and overwhelming the synthodrone Eric with blows that would have been fatal on a normal opponent..
Ron proved to be extremely naturally resilient, and was rarely ever seriously wounded despite some major mishaps. Some more notable examples included being hurled by a super-strong Drakken, blasted by Shego's plasma, and being punched by the Lorwardian Warhok, whose strength far surpassed that of any human. Ron's resilience was obvious even before he gained Mystical Monkey Power, though as it clearly increased his strength on occasion, presumably it had a similar impact on his already impressive resilience.
In addition to purely physical abilities, Ron has exhibited an incredible ability to win fights through situational awareness, cunning, and subterfuge. Through the usage of traps, Ron defeated Gill without having to resort to a physical confrontation. Ron was able to get rid of Drakken's henchmen by exploiting their paranoia about their unsafe work environment. He was also able to avoid serious harm while being pursued by both Kim and Shego at the same time. Moments after being engaged, he quickly used them to free his restrained arms which had been tied behind his back and positioned them so that they interfered with each others' efforts.
Mystical Monkey Powers
During their first encounter with the villain Monkey Fist, Ron and Rufus were exposed to mystical energy from four jade monkey statues which imbued them with "Mystical Monkey Power". The most immediate consequence of this exposure was an instinctive, but incomplete knowledge of "Tai Sheng Pek Kwar", most commonly referred to as Monkey Kung Fu. Ron immediately proved capable of temporarily holding his own against Monkey Fist, while Rufus displayed considerably increased strength.
Oddly enough, Ron's new powers were in no way a constant occurrence in his life. They were almost entirely absent from his adventures for some time. Rufus, however, proved capable of incredible feats during this time, such as chomping through a steel grate with ease, which implied that Ron simply was not using his gifts, possibly due to his then still overwhelming fear of virtually anything monkey-related. Additionally, during the same adventure, Ron was prophesied to one day become "The Ultimate Monkey Master", and the Monkey Ninjas recognized him as their leader.
Ron was later selected to attend the Yamanouchi Ninja School in Japan, apparently because destiny linked him to it. While there, Ron was trained as a ninja, and finally began to sharpen the martial arts skills he had been given. He was also introduced to the Lotus Blade, a shape shifting sword that responded to those touched by Mystical Monkey Power. Ron rescued both fellow student Yori and the stolen Lotus Blade from Monkey Fist, and channeled Mystical Monkey Power for the first time in a feat of superhuman strength.
Ron's powers were not explicitly shown again for some time. During a battle with Team Impossible, this was even commented on. Dash DaMont was surprised by Ron not fighting at all, believing Ron was supposed to be "some master of Monkey Kung Fu". Ron sheepishly replied, "You know, it's funny. It comes and goes".
Ron once again found himself aiding Yamanouchi against Monkey Fist, attempting to defend the school from an impending attack. Monkey Fist had summoned the dark avatar Yono, and desired to unite him with his counterpart, The Han, so as to obtain world dominance. This counterpart was revealed to be Hana Stoppable, Ron's adopted baby sister who had secretly been placed with his family by Yamanouchi. Ron's inadvertent teachings kept Hana safe and lead to Monkey Fist's final defeat, as had been Master Sensei's hope all along.
Ron finally realized his fated destiny when, during his graduation from high school, Kim and Drakken were kidnapped by the Warlordian aliens Warhok and Warmonga. Ron rescued them with Shego's help, but eventually found himself alone and overwhelmed by Warhok's strength. Warhok then threatened to separate Kim from Ron for good, which caused Ron to consciously tap into his Mystical Monkey Power for the first time. In the battle that followed, Ron displayed telekinesis, enhanced speed and agility, and superhuman strength. The Warlordians proved no match for him in this state and were quickly defeated. Master Sensei recognized Ron as the Supreme Monkey Master.
Mystical Monkey Power clearly played a significant role in several of Ron's victories. However, the full impact it had on him was never clearly defined. In addition, Ron's typical role as a distraction during missions severely limited his chances to prove himself in combat, and it was implied that Ron himself was typically hindered by his own insecurities. Even when given the chance, Ron would generally resort to one of three other options: running away, crying out for help, or attempting to distract the foe long enough for Kim to assist him. Furthermore, as Ron was rarely seen fighting directly for some time even after he gained Mystical Monkey Power, it was extremely difficult to determine just how much the power improved upon what skills he may have already had.
Ron's intelligence has varied greatly throughout the years, most often appearing to be that of the underachieving student he typically behaved as, but sometimes far surpassing both the expectations of others and himself.
Ron was an articulate, observant child able to comprehend concepts too complex for the average children of his age.
While it was common for Ron's grades to be both shown and commented on as ranging from average to bad, Ron was still continually shown to be in the same classes as Kim, the class valedictorian Felix Renton, and known genius Justine Flanner. However, this may have been due in part to his usually partnering up with Kim or another Grade-A average student on major projects.
Ron successfully planned a mission which retrieved Ray X from Drakken's lair while Kim was home sick.
Ron was able to successfully build a "doomsday device" out of junk parts despite being extremely insecure of his abilities and terrified by Drakken's threats.
Perhaps the most pronounced display of Ron's intelligence was when The Attitudinator caused him to temporarily turn evil. While evil, Ron created a series of increasingly sophisticated weapons, ranging from a mechanical device to fling mashed potatoes to an all terrain plasma catapult and a weather generator capable of instantly controlling the weather on a global scale. While some fans have theorized that this could be attributed to Drakken's personality transfer it was later shown that the Attitudinator could turn Ron evil without having anything to do with Drakken when Electronique used a slightly modified version to turn Ron back into his evil persona. Also, Drakken admitted that he was never able to build weapons as powerful as Ron's so it's also likely that the evil transferred gave Ron focus and direction for his inherent intelligence.
- blue grappling hook gun
- scooter for low speed travel around Middleton
- "blaster briefs", a pair of briefs that functioned as a rocket pack, used alongside Kim's rocket skates. Presumably Wade designed them as well, and chose briefs as opposed to skates or pants because Ron's pants were repeatedly lost or dropped during missions, so there was a high chance that his pants would get tangled up in rocket skates. The briefs eliminated this problem by blasting Ron entirely out of his pants, anyway.
Although Ron was unaware of it, Wade had him microchipped at some point for tracking purposes. This was used primarily to help Kim find Ron if he went missing, and for some reason did not have his pager, which Wade could also track if needed. Though the microchip became something of a private joke between Kim and Wade, it proved useful several times. Curiously, Season 2 hinted that Ron may, in fact, know about the microchip, or at least, suspect it. While never shown on screen, Kim may have told Ron about the microchip after they became a couple.
- Main article: Kim Possible
Ron's "dream girl" and the eponymous star of the show and Ron's best friend; at the end of Season 3 they became boyfriend and girlfriend. She was very close to him, and when she seemingly paid more attention to another guy than him, he got upset. Throughout the series, it was hinted quite regularly that Kim and Ron would eventually come to date each other. This was made fun of in the episode "Bad Boy", in which Kim and Ron, while watching a soap opera, say
- "Oh, please! Are they still teasing that Charity and Danny are gonna get together?"
- "Like that's ever gonna happen, it would end the series!"
Little awkward moments between the two became common during their relationship. One example of this is that Kim first gave Ron a kiss on the cheek under a mistletoe in "A Very Possible Christmas". The directors of the show, as stated in an interview, had chosen to couple Kim and Ron so as to impart the moral, "give geeks a chance." Kim and Ron had a very durable friendship before their romantic involvement in "So the Drama". This is suspected by some fans to be a type of maxim communicating the idea a strong friendship should first precede romance. As of season 4, Kim and Ron are dating. It was believed by some fans the addition of the element of romance would be a positive thing, although some others were opposed to it and feared it might cause the show to jump the shark (during the episode "Ill Suited" the show makes reference to this when Ron asks Kim if she had ever water skied over a shark, as in a dream he had). Schooley and McCorkle noted the potential risk, admitting that while Kim and Ron's blossoming love gave them a chance to do something new with the characters, the relationship had to be handled delicately to avoid turning the series stale. In the episode "Clean Slate", Kim acknowledged that she loved Ron. The fact that her impending death spurred him to destroy their adversaries in "Graduation", shows that this love is indeed mutual; the ending of the series finale proves that Kim and Ron's relationship will continue. As Bob Schooley, one of the creators, puts it, "In the end they are heading to the stars together".
Ron's feelings for Kim have been addressed several times during seasons 1-3, most notably when Kim came under the influence of a mood altering device that caused her to pursue him romantically. His feelings were finally resolved during the last installment of the Season 3 finale (originally intended to be the final episode of the franchise). In that, Ron's feelings for Kim become more pronounced when she starts dating new kid Eric and he finally starts to admit to himself his true feelings. With the help of Rufus and his friend Ned, Ron discovers an evil conspiracy at Bueno Nacho and discovers Drakken is behind it by calling the president of the company and getting Drakken. Kim and Ron investigate and end up under attack by giant robots which they defeat by using Ron's souped up scooter to trick into knocking out the command signal. At Bueno Nacho headquarters, Ron defeats a Sumo Ninja accidentally and after Kim defeats Shego, she encounters Eric who turns out to be one of Drakken's synthetic clone creations. While captured, the two discuss Eric and Ron comes close to admitting his feelings for Kim (which she seems to realize) but is interrupted by Rufus who frees them. In the battle that follows, Rufus kills Eric and destroys the command signal, Kim defeats Shego and Ron takes down Drakken himself, angry that he ruined Bueno Nacho. Ron forces Drakken to say his name for once, as he always gets it wrong. Afterwards, Kim takes his hand and tells him they're gonna be late for what turns out to be prom. At prom, while Bonnie makes fun of him and Kim, everyone else cheers and the two dance and then kiss, finally together.
As of Season 4, he and Kim are officially a couple.
- Young Ron as he appeared in the altered timeline:
- Preschool age Ron on his first day of Pre-K, when he met Kim.
- Early-teen/late-preteen Ron, who attended Kim's first rescue mission, and had just bought Rufus.
- Young Ron during his time at Camp Wannaweep.
- Preschool age Ron dressed as a female ballerina in his first Halloween with Kim.
- Eight year old Ron with his Granny Crocket Quickie-Bake Mixer and Oven set.
- There were several pictures of younger Ron in Kim's cyber scrapbook present.
- Young Ron during potty training as seen in the home movie "Ron's Big Day".
- Young Ron during his garden gnome/tricycle accident.
- Young Ron during his mechanical horse accident, when he lost 2 baby teeth.
- Baby Ron when he was age regressed by Nanny Maim.
Ron's alter ego and one of Kim's most dangerous adversaries in that he knew her so well. He was the result of Ron's exposure to Jack Hench's Attitudinator device. "Zorpox" was the name of a fictional super villain mentioned in issue 97 of the "Villain's League of Evil Villains", a comic book owned by Wade, who gave Ron the outfit and identity of said character to infiltrate an evil convention.
After becoming evil, he eventually re-donned the Zorpox outfit while pursuing his new villainous career, yet never once referred to himself –nor was he referred to by others– as "Zorpox" while evil.
Evil Ron's accent was different from his normal one, as he appeared to affect an English-Welsh dialect. The two personalities have similar tastes in that they both have an unhealthy obsession with Nacos and their catch phrases are almost identical, except where Ron's normal "BOO-YAH!" became Evil Ron's "BOO-YAH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!". Evil Ron tends to call Kim by her full name, for purposes of overkill.
First Encounter ("Bad Boy ")
During a trip to HenchCo.'s Evil Trade Fair, Dr. Drakken attempted to use Jack Hench's Attitudinator to remove his good side to make himself 'super-evil'. While attempting to stop him, Ron accidentally crashed into him, breaking the Attitudinator before the process could be completed and as a result, Drakken's bad side energy was transferred into Ron, leaving Drakken pure good.
Eventually, he became a full fledged super villain, re-donning the Zorpox outfit even as his skin turned blue like Drakken's, who had lost his own blue coloring. Shego, who arrived with the intention of transferring Drakken's evil back to him, discovered Evil Ron's talent for villainy and abandoned Drakken for him. Evil Ron took over Drakken's lair and devised his own plan to take over the world, threatening to shake the world to pieces if the people did not surrender their supplies of Nacos to him.
Before his doomsday device could be unleashed, Kim and the reformed Dr. Drakken arrive, the latter positioned to place the repaired Attitudinator on Ron's head, turning him good and restoring Drakken's evil. Kim deactivated the machine and destroyed the lair.
Second Encounter ("Stop Team Go")
Team Go's villain Electronique turned them evil, but Shego good, with the Reverse Polarizer, an improved version of the Attitudinator. During a showdown with her and her Evil Team Go minions, the Reverse Polarizer accidentally hit Ron, reawakening his Evil persona, where upon he easily took out an entire army of Wegos within seconds. He then confronted Electronique. She attempted to blast him with electricity multiple times but he dodged with unexpected agility, eventually gaining possession of the Reverse Polarizer.
Kim gained the device from out of Evil Ron's grasp, and all were eventually restored to their original personalities.
Evil Ron possessed Ron's unhealthy addiction to Nacos, but notably did not allow his hunger to distract him while dealing with more important matters, as Ron often did. He was highly eccentric, borderline insane and had a talent for overacting. He was very arrogant and loved singing his own praises. He took pleasure in patronizing other villains, but was not easily aggravated by backtalk. He did not care for Kim as Ron did, and saw Rufus as little more than a villainous accessory.
While most villains attempted to destroy Kim Possible, Evil Ron did not seem interested in that. In their first encounter, he merely trapped her long enough to proceed with his plan. In their second, he actively tried to turn Kim to evil, but ultimately failed.
Talents and Skills
Despite his eccentricity and lack of real evil ambition, Evil Ron was the single most competent villain that Kim faced. Although others criticized his methods and traits, Evil Ron was one of the very few characters who was constantly focused on his plans, and at the same time was not distracted by trivialities.
One of Evil Ron's more curious features was that he possessed in abundance several traits that Ron was also noted to have, but rarely used for whatever reason. Evil Ron was incredibly talented at martial arts, presumably on account of Ron's dormant Mystical Monkey Power, and could comfortably hold his own against any super powered character such as the Wego twins or Electronique (Though he did show considerable martial arts skills through out season 4 & when he first became evil, he didn't shown any fighting ability, so this is arguable). He was also a noted strategist, and apart from Drakken during the Diablos incident, he was the only villain wise enough to prevent Shego from working out his evil plan. Evil Ron also proved capable of building large scale doomsday devices and highly advanced technology with surprising ease.
- Ron's tendency to lose his pants even occurs in the video game Kim Possible 3: Team Possible, where it serves as an idle animation.
From "A Sitch in Time: Future"
- "Time travel. It's a cornucopia of disturbing concepts."
From "Bueno Nacho"
- "That would be so cool, if it wasn't going to hurt us."
- "That is sick and wrong!"
From "Go Team Go"
- "That is the second biggest flamingo I have ever seen."
From "Gorilla Fist"
- "This goes beyond sick and wrong. It's wrong-sick!"
- "Even in Japan." (depantsed for the the first time in Japan)
From "Ill Suited"
- "Even as a Senior." (depantsed for the first time as a Senior)
- Before the fourth season Ron is the only high school aged main character to be shown to own a vehicle.
- In "The Ron Factor" Ron claimed to Gemini that he was a Virgo in the star signs.
- The Stoppables live next door to the Possibles, as seen in the opening of Larry's Birthday, with only a featureless, window-less grey house-like/shed-like structure between them and which appears to be on the Possibles' property.
- Five years before his role as , Ron's VA Will Friedle starred in the 1997 movie Trojan War, wherein his character Brad Kimble was seen in high school wearing what would become Ron's clothes. (see image in Gallery)
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