"Toward the third season, they made Eric really dumb. You couldn't do anything wrong because everything Eric did was absolutely right for him." --on character Eric Matthews from Isojen poikien leikit (1993).
is focused on the everyday life of a high school teen. Kim has no secret identity, which makes her that much more of a hero in that people can relate to her and don't seem to make a big deal out of it, mostly at her insistence.
Kim Possible has to find a balance with everything school related, and battling super villains on a regular basis. Her fiery red hair is a symbol of her attitude that is best summed up by the phrase, "I can do anything." She is stubborn, strong-willed, and has a fuse shorter than a grenade with a three second delay.
Of course, all heroes need a wisecracking, clumsy partner. The comic relief of the heroic duo, Ron Stoppable, is always there for Kim, though his pet and second best friend Rufus, the naked mole rat, is always there to help out the duo when the going gets rough. Despite all of this, however, she is extremely humble, refusing to take credit for her truly amazing actions.: Kim's best friend, partner, and in fourth season boyfriend.
Gilligan (or someone else) will bungle the latest attempt by the crew of the to get rescued and get off the island.
The Brain will see Pinky's bumbling (or his own arrogance) ruin everything just when world domination seems within his grasp (yes, this trope applies to villains and Anti Villains too). While the permutations are endless, the result is the same: writers Yank the Dog's Chain, keeping the bone just out of reach, which can make even the simplest of goals seem like Tragic Dreams.
Hacks will merely cause viewers to bash in a new window and abandon a series in frustration. Frequently seen when How We Got Here and In Medias Res are used. Compare Like You Would Really Do It for the "positive" version, and Shoot the Shaggy Dog for the "negative" version.Much like Failure Is the Only Option, any changes are resolved with a Snap Back or Reset Button.And God forbid anyone change the status quo of the surrounding world.Another reason is that some TV shows will have multiple episodes written and produced simultaneously, and it's easier to keep every episode ending the way it began so one writer doesn't inadvertently contradict another.This trope is especially true for cartoons, where networks want to be free to broadcast reruns in any convenient order or lack thereof.Disney Channel is a US basic cable and satellite television network, owned by the Disney-ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company.