"Kim, the battle suit is still just experimental."
Kim's battle suit is an experimental high tech combat outfit built and designed by Wade. The battle suit was Team Possible's ace in the hole during the events of So The Drama. After this, it entered Kim's normal arsenal until damaged by Professor Dementor's tampering, rendering it a rarely used outfit for missions.
Unfortunately, exactly when Wade began development of this suit is unknown. What is known is that even in its experimental stage it was an extremely powerful device which amplified Kim's already considerable abilities and also was capable of acting in the role of most of Kim's gadgets and then some. Its first known usage was during the Diablo Incident which took place on the same night as the Middleton High School's Junior Prom, where Kim pulled it out of its concealed closet storage casing and donned it over Wade's objections. Fortunately, no ill effects of using the battle suit were determined or ever raised from this first road test of its abilities and it proved to be an effective multiplier of Kim's already elite talents.The battle suit would make a return months later, the events of "Ill Suited", when Professor Dementor was raiding a lab with a stolen ultrasonic drill. Once again displaying the wide array of abilities the battle suit carried, Kim easily defeated Dementor despite being outnumbered almost twelve to one. Angry and now desiring such advanced technology for himself, Dementor retreated and later lured Team Possible into a trap in an effort to scan the suit, which was successful. Several days later, when Ron was using it in secret to amplify his abilities so he could join the football team, Dementor returned and took control of the suit remotely, forcing Ron to attack Kim. Although Dementor was foiled, the tampering of the battle suit caused Kim and Wade to remove it from active mission usage until it could be repaired.
Fortunately, it was prepared when the lorwardian warrior Warmonga arrived to Earth and pledged herself to Doctor Drakken in the belief that he was a figure in Lorwardian mythology. Delivering the suit to Kim in person, Wade revealed the new mode he had equipped the suit with in addition to his repairs: stealth mode. This stealth mode cloaked Kim entirely from normal view, enabling her to sneak into Drakken's lair despite the advanced Lorwardian technology it had been rebuilt with. However, it was again damaged during the battle after its shielding capabilities were broken by Warmonga's staff weapon and it was once again benched by Team Possible to undergo further repairs.
The battle suit was then unused, becoming erratic and unstable to the point where Wade was unable to find it for several hours. After Kim discovered her old mission outfit was no longer available at Club Banana or Smarty Mart, she was forced to seek out a new one as the battle suit was still not ready for usage in actual combat or mission circumstances.
The battle suit did eventually return once more around the time of Larry's Birthday, during which Kim began field testing it in mostly minor missions. However, Dementor also returned at this time seeking the suit again and kidnapped Kim's cousin, Larry, in hopes of him being able to steal it for him. Fortunately for the free world, Larry saw the whole thing as an elaborate live-action role-playing game for his birthday and applied "Scenario 19", where good guy pretends to be a bad guy for the dramatic double cross, and had actually taken the battle suit for himself and used it to defeat Dementor. Besides preventing the proliferation of this advanced technology to villains like Dementor, it also highlighted the capabilities of the battle suit as it enabled an overweight gamer to defeat trained and equipped henchmen and advanced lair defenses. The fate of the battle suit following this is unknown, as it was not worn and used by Kim at all during the Lorwardian invasion lead by Warhok sometime later.
Superpowers and Abilities
The battle suit is a highly advanced piece of technology designed by Wade, and therefore gives its wearer many special features and very strong abilities. When active, the blue lines on the battle suit glow a bright cyan color, which fades when the suit is inactive.
Another of its unique abilities to transform one of its two hands into a huge gauntlet which is capable of catching both energy and kinetic projectiles and then redirecting them towards a target when thrown with highly destructive/concussive force. This is capable of catching everything from Shego's energy blasts to collectible plates thrown at high speed. The suit is also equipped with a wrist grappling hook.
Finally, during Kim's first encounter with Warmonga, Wade added stronger stealth capabilities to the suit. This stealth gives the wearer perfect invisibility, concealing both the suit itself and the wearer. However, if the user picks up an object (such as Kim stealing Warmonga's staff weapon), the object picked up will not also become invisible.
- So the Drama (first appearance)
- Ill Suited
- Mad Dogs and Aliens
- Clothes Minded
- Larry's Birthday
- What's the Switch? (non-canonical appearance)
- Given that So the Drama was originally intended to end the Kim Possible series, the battle suit was considered as a good way to cap off the series action wise. However, when Season Four was announced the creators had to come up with reasons to not have Kim use it as they did not wish to up the threat of the villains in response to it or make the fights too easy for Kim. Therefore, Dementor's tampering was used to allow them to safely remove the suit and keep the show close to its roots.
- Wade may have designed it between the second and third seasons.
- Ron and Professor Dementor wore it once near the end of the episode "Ill-Suited", and Kim's cousin, Larry, wore it once near the end of "Larry's Birthday".