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    Anyone else think that Kim's abilities are well, unnatural?

    (Not counting Jeriddan, who based an entire universe on the idea.)

    The reason I think the answer is yes (besides Jeriddan's influence) is that one scene in A Sitch In Time where the pre-school villains threaten Ron and she ruhes in to defend him, using the same kind of jump as current Kim. As for the results, well, if she had only sent Drakken or Duff into retreat, I could buy it only being that she was that much of a wild child. The fact that she sent Monkey Fist into headlong retreat suggests something rather different.



    On a somewhat related note, I snorted while watching Team Impossible when she said she used her cheer skills to deactivate the lasers. I suppose no one had ever pointed out to her that since she made the cheer squad that very day, it's hard to believe that cheerleading skills are what allowed her to deactivate the system.

    Finally, something that just occurred to me. Suppose that she does find out that her abilities are unnatural, and, furthermore, they come from a source that is... unwholesome, to say the least. (And before anyone asks, no, I don't mean demonic. I was thinking of a general evil mystical force, sort of like the Yono or something, but probably not on the same level.)
    To avoid being consumed or corrupted by this source, she'd have to give up her abilities, becoming a normal teenager... until she was slipped some MMP, anyway. Not saying this plotbunny (paragraph three) is a good idea (it probably isn't), I'm putting it here becuse it just hit me. Right between the eyes.
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    I don't think Kim's abilities are unnatural; to me they're more superhuman. Her strength and athleticism are head and shoulders above any other teen-age girl, as has been amply demonstrated throughout the series. I'd speculate that Kim's genetics are such that she's an improvement on the species; her ability to punch thugs more than twice her size and send them flying, the spectacular leaps and bounds she uses to get out of danger, and her reaction time all imply an inborn superiority to other humans. I know this may sound unkind (or at least rather odd at best), but I'd even go so far as to say a geneticist would probably declare her abilities to be the result of a genetic mutation.
    As to your comments regarding her first mission:
    On a somewhat related note, I snorted while watching Team Impossible when she said she used her cheer skills to deactivate the lasers. I suppose no one had ever pointed out to her that since she made the cheer squad that very day, it's hard to believe that cheerleading skills are what allowed her to deactivate the system.
    Could it be that Kim learned what moves are required to become a cheerleader, and practiced them extensively, before trying out for the squad? Musicians don't try out for a band or orchestra before they learn to read music or play an instrument. Even kids who try out for a baseball or basketball team have experience in playing the game in sandlots, or on the street. Like the old joke says: "How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice!"
    So I think Kim was justified in making that statement. Her performance in rescuing Mr. Paisley, as well as during the tryouts themselves, are proof that she possessed the requisite skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransWarpDrive View Post
    I don't think Kim's abilities are unnatural; to me they're more superhuman. Her strength and athleticism are head and shoulders above any other teen-age girl, as has been amply demonstrated throughout the series. I'd speculate that Kim's genetics are such that she's an improvement on the species; her ability to punch thugs more than twice her size and send them flying, the spectacular leaps and bounds she uses to get out of danger, and her reaction time all imply an inborn superiority to other humans. I know this may sound unkind (or at least rather odd at best), but I'd even go so far as to say a geneticist would probably declare her abilities to be the result of a genetic mutation.
    Well, I thought another explanation was that she won the genetic lottery, so to speak, but your explanation goes considerably farther than that. I like it.
    Quote Originally Posted by TransWarpDrive View Post
    As to your comments regarding her first mission:
    On a somewhat related note, I snorted while watching Team Impossible when she said she used her cheer skills to deactivate the lasers. I suppose no one had ever pointed out to her that since she made the cheer squad that very day, it's hard to believe that cheerleading skills are what allowed her to deactivate the system.
    Could it be that Kim learned what moves are required to become a cheerleader, and practiced them extensively, before trying out for the squad? Musicians don't try out for a band or orchestra before they learn to read music or play an instrument. Even kids who try out for a baseball or basketball team have experience in playing the game in sandlots, or on the street. Like the old joke says: "How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice!"
    So I think Kim was justified in making that statement. Her performance in rescuing Mr. Paisley, as well as during the tryouts themselves, are proof that she possessed the requisite skills.
    I considered that. I guess I just disagree on the phrasing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Birthday View Post

    Quote Originally Posted by TransWarpDrive View Post
    As to your comments regarding her first mission:
    On a somewhat related note, I snorted while watching Team Impossible when she said she used her cheer skills to deactivate the lasers. I suppose no one had ever pointed out to her that since she made the cheer squad that very day, it's hard to believe that cheerleading skills are what allowed her to deactivate the system.
    Could it be that Kim learned what moves are required to become a cheerleader, and practiced them extensively, before trying out for the squad? Musicians don't try out for a band or orchestra before they learn to read music or play an instrument. Even kids who try out for a baseball or basketball team have experience in playing the game in sandlots, or on the street. Like the old joke says: "How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice!"
    So I think Kim was justified in making that statement. Her performance in rescuing Mr. Paisley, as well as during the tryouts themselves, are proof that she possessed the requisite skills.
    I considered that. I guess I just disagree on the phrasing.
    In other words, you don't think Kim should have made that statement, or should have phrased it differently while talking to Team Impossible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransWarpDrive View Post
    I don't think Kim's abilities are unnatural; to me they're more superhuman. Her strength and athleticism are head and shoulders above any other teen-age girl, as has been amply demonstrated throughout the series. I'd speculate that Kim's genetics are such that she's an improvement on the species; her ability to punch thugs more than twice her size and send them flying, the spectacular leaps and bounds she uses to get out of danger, and her reaction time all imply an inborn superiority to other humans. I know this may sound unkind (or at least rather odd at best), but I'd even go so far as to say a geneticist would probably declare her abilities to be the result of a genetic mutation.
    *Kicks self for not mentioning this in the other post.* I guess if that happened and Kim found out about it, she'd say "I guess my genetics really do rock!" Followed by worries if she can interbreed with normal humans. *evil grin* (Half joking, half serious.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransWarpDrive View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Birthday View Post

    Quote Originally Posted by TransWarpDrive View Post
    As to your comments regarding her first mission:
    On a somewhat related note, I snorted while watching Team Impossible when she said she used her cheer skills to deactivate the lasers. I suppose no one had ever pointed out to her that since she made the cheer squad that very day, it's hard to believe that cheerleading skills are what allowed her to deactivate the system.
    Could it be that Kim learned what moves are required to become a cheerleader, and practiced them extensively, before trying out for the squad? Musicians don't try out for a band or orchestra before they learn to read music or play an instrument. Even kids who try out for a baseball or basketball team have experience in playing the game in sandlots, or on the street. Like the old joke says: "How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice!"
    So I think Kim was justified in making that statement. Her performance in rescuing Mr. Paisley, as well as during the tryouts themselves, are proof that she possessed the requisite skills.
    I considered that. I guess I just disagree on the phrasing.
    In other words, you don't think Kim should have made that statement, or should have phrased it differently while talking to Team Impossible?
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    While not as overt as say the Roadrunner, there is still a fair amount of cartoon physics (and physiology) in KP. Human beings just aren't set up to make standing jumps greater than their own height or land unijured on hard surfaces after a forty foot fall (measurements based on extrapolations of Kim's estimated height of 5' - 5'6") in terrestrial gravity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Birthday View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TransWarpDrive View Post
    I don't think Kim's abilities are unnatural; to me they're more superhuman. Her strength and athleticism are head and shoulders above any other teen-age girl, as has been amply demonstrated throughout the series. I'd speculate that Kim's genetics are such that she's an improvement on the species; her ability to punch thugs more than twice her size and send them flying, the spectacular leaps and bounds she uses to get out of danger, and her reaction time all imply an inborn superiority to other humans. I know this may sound unkind (or at least rather odd at best), but I'd even go so far as to say a geneticist would probably declare her abilities to be the result of a genetic mutation.
    *Kicks self for not mentioning this in the other post.* I guess if that happened and Kim found out about it, she'd say "I guess my genetics really do rock!" Followed by worries if she can interbreed with normal humans. *evil grin* (Half joking, half serious.)
    If that's the case, then Kim is what I, as a (Marvel) comic book fan, would call a Mutant. And if that's the case, then both she and Ron have super powers. Which is AWESOME!
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