Truth ray
Owner/User(s): Dr. Drakken
First Appearance: "The Truth Hurts"

The Truth ray made anyone shot by it unable to lie until the effects wore off. It was likely either invented or stolen by Dr. Drakken.[1]


The Truth ray effectively shut down all of the brain inhibitors in a target, which made them unable to lie, and also caused them to blurt out the truth. According to Wade, the ray's influence lasted about a day.[1]


  • Dr. Drakken


Dr. Drakken was planning on using the Truth ray on Dr. Wanda Wong, who he and Shego had kidnapped, but she was rescued by Team Possible before this could happen. During the battle, Drakken slipped on some ice, accidentally shooting both Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable with the ray.

Unaware of the ray's influence on her, Kim sat for an interview with Spirit Squad Weekly, a cheerleading magazine. In the process, she unintentionally revealed:

  • She had a crush on Bobby Johnson, who had just moved to town from Upperton, however Kim was unsure if she actually liked him, or merely because he had asked Bonnie Rockwaller out first.
  • She collected the Cuddle Buddies toys, and could not fall asleep without her Pandaroo.
  • She picked her nose when no one was looking.

As a result, after Kim ran off mortified, the interviewer decided to choose another cheerleader to be featured in the magazine instead.

Kim attempted to practice some lies, but was only able to tell the truth. She then checked in with Wade, who scanned her with the Kimmunicator and confirmed that her brain inhibitors were shut down as a result of Drakken's ray, so she could only blurt out the truth. Kim realized that Ron had been hit as well, and might be in similar trouble.

Ron, however, had become quite popular with his truth-telling.

  • He criticized Lo, The Plow Shall Till the Soil of Redemption, a book that Mr. Barkin had assigned his class to read. As Ron put it, "I almost dislocated my jaw from yawning," so he stopped reading after only three pages. All of the other students agreed, and surprisingly, so did Mr. Barkin, who admitted he hated the book since he had to read it in military school.
  • He became something of a hero to other students because of his honesty, and even openly admitted that he had never kissed a girl.
  • He had the confidence to talk to Penny, a pretty girl, and gave her a nice compliment about her eyes, which she thanked him for.

Kim's truth-telling also managed to ruin a dinner that her father had invited the board of directors from his job to, because she was unable to warn her parents in time. Kim flat out told the three directors that they were boring, a know-it-all, and had a bad hairpiece. Fortunately, the final director and board chairman, Dr. Wong, arrived later. She thanked Kim for saving her, and confirmed the existence of the truth way, which the other directors had doubted.

The ray's influence had worn off by the next day, returning Kim and Ron to their normal selves.[1]



Behind the Scenes

Episode Appearances

Season 2
US Broadcast
231b 52b The Truth Hurts


  1. a b c The Truth Hurts
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