Certified Education Instructor (fall-back/former)
| Team Go (former)|
| Hego (brother)|
| Martin Smarty (season 4)|
Steve Barkin (season 4)
|No Known Pets|
| Kim Possible|
|Behind the Scenes|
Shego is a villainess who works for Dr. Drakken as his sidekick. Since her main duty to Drakken entails stealing things on his request and protecting him from harm, she frequently engages Team Possible in battle. Though under contract with the scientist, she has occasionally worked with other villains as well, such as Motor Ed and Señor Senior, Junior.
Shego has a slender though athletic build and a curvaceous body. Her skin has a pale faintly green look, and her sharp facial features are framed by long thick black hair. She has piercing green eyes and black lips.
Though Shego's career constantly involves her stealing various items and evading capture, she is one of the most recognized villains in the series. Numerous victims have been able to provide detailed descriptions of her, easily recalling either her glowing green hands, or her overall beauty. Several males have commented on how attractive they find her, which Shego occasionally uses to her advantage, both while on vacation or when in disguise.
Shego typically has a very abrasive nature, in that she enjoys teasing or outright insulting those around her. While some of this is lighthearted and, in many cases, simply a way for her to pass the time, Shego seems to enjoy the constant putting down of her preferred targets: Dr. Drakken, Kim Possible, and Ron Stoppable. All three provide constant sources of irritation for Shego, Drakken with his either overly complex or seriously under-thought plans, and Team Possible because they manage to disrupt or defeat her repeatedly. But while Shego's treatment of Drakken is based more on how easy he is to insult, she views Kim more as a heated rival, and Ron as a momentary distraction at best. Shego also has an explosive temper, and is known to react with violence, or at least the threat of it, over even slight offenses, depending on the person responsible.
Shego appears to take a great deal of pride and enjoyment in being evil. She is, according to several characters and HenchCo.'s Check Your Badness Level device, both more evil than Drakken, and has been shown to be a far greater threat to the world at large than him, despite her repeatedly being labeled as his sidekick. Among the villain community, she is considered a far more effective strategist and partner than Drakken, as evidenced by how often she alone was liberated from prison by former colleagues, while Drakken was left behind. Furthermore, many of Drakken's plans are so frustrating to Shego simply because they are not evil enough. And in comparison to her, Drakken is more of a playground bully, as his plans had revolved around lashing out specifically at those he feels has wronged him, rather than actually trying to take over the world. As a result, Shego repeatedly reaches the point where she loses her patience with him and storms out to cool off for a while before returning to work.
Despite being more evil than Drakken, Shego has a higher sense of morality than him, as she was completely against Drakken and Motor Ed's plan on stealing Felix's wheelchair for their Doomvee and although she still went along with it she was still greatly displeased at how low Drakken went. She refuses to breach her contract which forbids any use of her DNA when Drakken proposes the idea of cloning her. She expressed great disappointment in Kim for lying to her parents and Ron. She expressed gratitude toward Señor Senior Jr. for breaking her out of prison to help him commit a series of crimes in honor of his father's birthday. She also seemed to genuinely care for Drakken's mother as she showed concern for her well-being when Drakken accidentally left her behind on a train in addition to never expressing her true nature towards her. Shego has also shown some level of concern for animals as she felt what happened to the fish in the Great Lakes after they were drained was important and she had once lectured Drakken on taking care of his dog, Commodore Puddles. And during the two times when she was dropped into tanks with dangerous water predators she did not use her powers to fight and escape them.
Shego has four brothers, Hego, Mego, and the Wego twins. When Shego and her brothers were young, they were struck by a rainbow comet while in their family tree house, granting them superpowers. Shortly thereafter, they formed Team Go, a crime-fighting family in the mold of a classic superhero team. Together, they took on the responsibility of defending Go City from the forces of evil. According to Hego however, the more they fought villainy, the more she began to like evil implying that that was her reason for leaving the team. But Shego herself mentioned that her main reason for leaving was that she became fed up with her brothers, Hego in particular.
After she quit the team, she found employment with Dr. Drakken, supposedly because he paid well. Between the time that Shego left Team Go and her first encounter with Kim Possible, Shego had eleven countries swear out warrants for her arrest.
Most likely at some point before she turned to evil, Shego became fully credentialed in Child Development. This allowed her to temporarily become a substitute teacher at Middleton High after she was turned good due to Electronique's Reverse Polarizer, an alteration of Jack Hench's Attitudinator, a device which made good guys evil and vice versa. Her possession of this degree may imply that she had at least in her younger days planned to take a job involving children but having to deal with her immature brothers for so many years may have caused her to abandon this career choice.
Shego was a mercenary for hire, most often shown to be in the employment of Dr. Drakken, though she did on occasion work with and for other villains, especially those who broke her out of prison for that very reason. Shego’s relationship with Dr. Drakken bordered on bizarre. Early on in the series, she was shown to be more respectful toward the mad scientist, however, as time went on, she seemed to take an increasingly dominant role in the partnership, going as far to bully her "boss" into abiding her wishes. She was often hypercritical of Drakken’s plans and openly mocks his decisions, and seemingly tolerated Drakken’s antics for the "mocking gold" his schemes granted her. Nevertheless despite her dominant role and critical attitude towards him, Shego remained somewhat subordinate to Drakken as she would follow most his orders and helped him with his plans even the ones that were ridiculous with the exception of his idea to clone her.
Drakken has, on numerous occasions, expressed the desire for Shego to be more supportive in his endeavors, having used mind control devices to ensure her obedience and even replaced her as sidekick with the alien, Warmonga. Despite their tumultuous past, Shego has repeatedly returned to Drakken to work for him.
The two have demonstrated a certain amount of deranged fondness for the other, as Drakken even referred to her as a member of his "evil family". Shego seemed to legitimately care for Drakken, having saved his life several times. When Shego lost her powers to Aviarius, Drakken stormed his "nest" with a giant mech, intent on rescuing her. While aboard Warhok's ship, she denied being Dr. Drakken's "battle mate", although the aliens commented she appeared to be in denial.
While under the effects of the Moodulator, Shego fixated upon Dr. Drakken. Drakken was made to endure the entire range of Shego's greatly exaggerated emotions, and appeared very uncomfortable while the Moodulater was set to love.
Most notable among Shego's secondary clients was her sporadic partnership with Señor Senior, Junior, for whom she was hired to instruct in the ways of villainy. Although Junior's laziness seriously tried her patience at first, he was a surprisingly quick study and Shego eventually admitted to enjoying teaching him. Likewise, Junior gained a deep respect for Shego, both as his teacher and a highly effective partner in crime. However, Señor Senior, Senior, regretted his decision to hire Shego, as Junior enjoyed working with Shego more than he did his own father, something Senior appeared to hold a grudge over.
- Main article: Ron Stoppable
While under the influence of the Attitudinator, Ron Stoppable's evil persona was so impressive that Shego abandoned Drakken just so she could work with Ron. She quickly found herself once again in the role of sidekick, as Evil Ron's ego would allow nothing less, and he had the technology to render her powers useless against him. But unlike her partnership with Dr. Drakken, the relationship with Evil Ron was that of fear, as he was able to keep her from constantly being sarcastic by threatening to dump her in a shark tank, genuinely scaring her into submission, something nobody else had ever been able to do.
- Main article: Motor Ed
Motor Ed's tendency to underestimate and belittle women constantly got him in trouble around Shego, who would not hesitate to blast him. But Motor Ed actually seemed to like Shego punishing him, so this only fueled his already obvious attraction to her. Shego put up with him only for as long as their current scheme demanded, or at least until he irritated her to the point where she could no longer stand it.
- Main article: Hank Perkins
- Main article: Frugal Lucre
Shego's sole interest in Frugal Lucre was that he was incredibly annoying, and more importantly, that he was especially annoying to and fixated on Drakken. She even coached him on on how best to get on Drakken's nerves, under the guise of telling him things that Drakken liked. Shego's plan to annoy Drakken by bringing Lucre aboard backfired somewhat, as Drakken decided to make Lucre his apprentice, although they still bickered fairly often.
- Main article: Team Go
Her relationship with her brothers was less than stellar. It was not seen how well she got along with her youngest brothers, the Wego twins, but she showed open disdain for her two other brothers Mego and Hego. She apparently used to get along well enough with them to be part of Team Go, but Hego claimed that the more the team fought villainy, the more Shego liked the villainy. While this was his explanation, Shego expressed that she just could not stand her brothers, or at least Hego and Mego. Between Mego's selfishness and Hego's Adam West Saturday morning cartoon approach to heroism, even Ron Stoppable admitted to being able to see why she would leave the team.
It was implied that even though Shego was a villainess, she still cared about her brothers. Both Kim and Drakken commented on how incredibly easy it was for Kim to take the power staff that had stolen Team Go's superpowers from Shego. Drakken deduced that Shego secretly wanted to lose and that she did not have it in her to actually betray her brothers in such a manner. He shared this with her directly, and the result was Drakken hanging by the feet of the giant robot that they were flying.
- Main article: Kim Possible
Even though Shego is Kim's rival, Shego seems to have a certain degree of fondness for her foe. She was occasionally willing to work with Kim if necessary, such as when she helped her defeat Warmonga, Warhok, and even earlier against Aviarius. They would also have brief chats as they fought, usually banter in regards to the situation at hand, but other times saw the fights actually stopping. For instance, in "The Big Job", Shego could not find a parking space during a robbery and Kim had the same problem. After Ron stopped by to comment on his lack of success in finding such, they stopped fighting for a moment to comment on the lack of parking in the city before returning to fighting.
Shego holds a desire to defeat Kim in battle, a desire which borders on mania. Shego has uncharacteristically thrown caution to the wind, attacking both the alien Amazon Warmonga and a Dr. Drakken possessed by the evil spirit Black Eye Brown, when each were on the verge of destroying the crime fighting cheerleader. In both incidents, Shego insisted the right to finish Kim was hers and hers alone. But, for two people so adamantly set on destroying each other, they never actually did any serious damage; despite the fact that we know they could kill each other if they tried.
Surprisingly, Shego is not immune to Kim's puppy-dog pout, as Kim used it on her in Graduation in order to ask her and Drakken to clean up the mess, to which she reluctantly agreed. In fact, while most people try to insist against Kim when she uses it ("not the puppy-dog pout!"), Shego seems most vulnerable, not even trying to fight her and instead immediately giving into her wishes.
Shego has demonstrated a habit of picking up muscular males with deep tans at resorts. She briefly showed interest in Martin Smarty, although this had more to do with him being one of the five wealthiest men on the planet, than an emotional connection.
During her time as Miss Go, she has shown an interest in Steve Barkin. Neither of these relationships held her interest for long, although she seemed somewhat touched when Barkin visited her at the lair, until he started singing for her.
In the last episode there was some hinting that Shego and Dr. Drakken do some-what have feelings for one-another. This is probably because they had been working together for so long.
Powers and Abilities
Shego's superpower, her 'Go Team Glow', was the ability to generate bright green energy with her hands. This energy could be used to heat or melt anything she touched with varying levels of effectiveness, or fired as a direct energy beam. These ranged from precision shots to explosive impacts roughly on par with modern grenades. Shego could greatly enhance her natural strength, and was capable of delivering energy strikes powerful enough to rend steel. However, after heavy usage Shego would begin to tire, as seen during an early brawl between her and Kim Possible while raiding a military facility. Shego has also been seen using her "Go Team Glow" to make people unconscious with one touch in The Twin Factor.
In addition to her energy powers, Shego was an extremely durable individual, able to withstand wide arrays of punishment on a regular basis. Most notably, she survived being kicked off a tall building and slamming into an electrical tower, which she emerged from with only frazzled hair, minor bruises, and a bloody lip.
Even when not using her powers, Shego was an elite hand-to-hand combatant who regularly defeated trained guards, operatives, and heroes with little difficulty. She was also a skilled pilot who could fly an array of aircraft. She was also capable of SCUBA diving and well versed with infiltration operations, often breaking into various high security facilities throughout the series.
Shego appeared to be fairly good at disguising herself, although since there were reportedly only two green women on the planet and Shego never made any effort to conceal her skin, it could also be assumed that the people she fooled were either distracted by her beauty or highly unobservant.
Shego held a fully credentialed degree in Child Development. While she was normally unable to make use of it due to her career in evil and multiple warrants, she has proven to be an excellent teacher when given the chance. Shego was able to tutor Señor Senior, Junior, and was entirely responsible for turning him into a capable villain. While under the influence of Electronique's Reverse Polarizer, she also briefly taught at Middleton High School as substitute teacher Miss Go.
Shego almost always wears a green and black catsuit with an asymmetrical harlequin-dazzle pattern, with one glove and one boot in each color, and a green utility pouch strapped to her lower left leg. It seals along the green "flap".
Not counting outfits worn during her journey across Cable channels, Shego has been seen wearing:
- Variants of her signature catsuit
- Grey with green lines; in a picture inside Kim's locker.
- Black-on-black; pulling an early job while training Senor Senior, Junior.
- Spacesuits; not counting what she took off James Possible to fly the Kepler
- solid green
- 2-tone green
- green and black
- black and green
- Sleepwear with robe; presumably slippers although unseen.
- Street wear
- Leather jackets; Club Banana
- black and green
- Dress; seafoam or teal
- Semi-professional with short skirt; as Miss Go
- Evening wear
- solid green 1-piece
- bi-color 2-piece
- Leather jackets; Club Banana
- Specialized purpose
- Cold weather parkas
- Ice Cream costume; arms, legs, and neck bare, 2 green gloves, and 2 black qian ceng di slippers
- Rocket-powered hoverboard
- Jet equipped with smoke screen missiles, grappling claw, and pincer
From "Ron Millionaire"
- Ron: [offers Shego money] Hi, would you accept a generous bribe?
- Shego: [grunts as she picks Ron up and carries him away] Mmm, yes.
- Ron: This is not what I meant.
- Shego: Alright, let's get 'Operation Too Complicated to Actually Work' over with.
- Kim: You're busted, Drakken.
- Shego: No, he's dirty rich, but you'll be busted when I'm done.
From "Mad Dogs and Aliens"
- Drakken: Hello, Kim Possible! Perhaps you recognize the nemesis you left to rot in prison? Dr. Drakken? Cell Block D? Home of the annoying cell mates!
- Shego: [from off screen] Digressing!
- Drakken: Shut it, Shego! You're here merely to witness and weep!
- Shego: [to Warmonga] Uggghhh! What? You mean you aren't gonna interrupt?
- Warmonga: We do not interrupt the Great Blue!
- Shego: [in shackles] Sure we do! We're the evil sidekick! We're all about the interrupting! [loudly, to Drakken] Isn't that right, Dr. D?!
From "Clean Slate"
- Shego: Are you gloating to yourself?
- Drakken: Shego! What are you doing!? I am about to snatch victory!
- Shego: I am not going to let this... she-thing just waltz in and destroy Kimmy! That's my job! (to Warmonga) You hear me?
"I am EVIL, have I made myself clear?"
"Don't worry, Kimmie! I'M still nasty!"
"I'm working with a man named Monkey Fist. My evil career is so down the toilet!"
"THIS is Operation Gerkin?!"
"You know what I hate? When someone doesn't know when to give up!"
"I'm just sticking around to see the cheerleader kick your 'Great Blue'-"
"Dr. D, I thought you became a villain because of the guys who teased you in nerd-school."
- Only Shego and Mego wear the ankle pouch. Hego and the Wegos, except for two aberrant production error frames, do not have it as part of their uniforms.
- Shego has been arrested several times and her booking number was 11734.
- Shego appears in only one episode without Dr. Drakken: "Adventures in Rufus-Sitting".
- Though Dr. Drakken is still Kim Possible's arch nemesis, Shego is Kim's most fought villain.
- On several occasions, she was seen filing her nails for more deadly use in battle, but is almost always wearing gloves.
- If wearing gloves, she is not filing her nails. She is filing her gloves.
- Fanon suggests her gloves have either metal claw tips, and or ports for focusing her power at fingertips; so what she may be doing is keeping them clean and clear.
- If wearing gloves, she is not filing her nails. She is filing her gloves.
- Shego has cried twice during the series, but each time she was not herself: In Emotion Sickness, she was under the control of the Moodulator, a device created by a scientist named Dr. Cyrus Bortel, while in Stop Team Go she was under the effects of the Reverse Polarizer, Jack Hench's new & improved, and renamed, Attitudinator which Electronique rewired and stole.
- While known to be virtually fearless (much like Kim Possible, her light reflection), Shego has displayed fear twice:
- When "Evil Ron" threatened to dump her into a shark tank.
- When facing alligators while in the Señor Seniors' pit.
- The common element of both implies Shego has a "healthy respect" for things which have more teeth than she does.
- Miss Go, the "good Shego", and Steve Barkin's short-lived relationship may have stemmed back to their voice actors previously working together in Buzz Light-year of Star Command where Nicole Sullivan voiced Mira Nova and Patrick Warburton as the title character.
- Shego is the third villain to enter the Possible House, and the only one to enter twice, the first being Go Team Go and the second being Stop Team Go, both times coincidentally having to do with Shego and Team Go, and her being temporarily good.
- The origin of Shego's powers was originally stated to be strictly from her gloves by the Disney website. This was retconned in Season 2 and the episode Go Team Go which introduced her powers as actual superpowers.
- Of course, those who ran the website were not the Producers or Writers of the show, so the canonical authenticity was always suspect.
- While Shego's exact age was never revealed, according to Ron, she looked far too old to have been in high school at the same time as himself and Kim. Shego, however, attributed her older appearance to her love of sunbathing.
- Shego was busted out of prison twice in season four. Once by Motor Ed and another time by Senor Senior Jr.
- Shego and Senor Senior Jr. have worked together twice. The first time to where she tutored Junior to become more evil and more powerful than he usually was and the second time to where Junior needed her help to commit a huge crime as a gift for his father's birthday.
- Shego wore her swimsuit five times in the whole series, but twice she was not on vacation away from Dr. Drakken.
- Shego helped Kim on four missions:
- Defeating the Team Go enemy: Aviarius. But afterward, Shego betrayed both her brothers and Kim.
- Stopping another Team Go villain: Electronique. But, under the effects of the Reverse Polarizer/Attituinator, she was not her normal self.
- Defeating Warmonga, as Shego believed that she alone should defeat Kim Possible and she was jealous of her.
- Saving the world, along with Drakken and Ron, from an alien invasion by Warmonga and Warhok.
- The only time Shego felt jealous was when Warmonga proved to be better at defeating Kim than her to where she basically attacked Warmonga just because she wanted to be the one to destroy Kim. She may have also been jealous at that time when Drakken liked Warmonga more than her.
- Unlike her four brothers, Shego is the only member of Team Go whose glow does not normally encompass her whole body. This is likely because her brothers' powers are full-body powers, while hers are only in her hands.
- Though superhuman strength is Hego's portfolio, Shego has also been shown to be superhumanly strong as well, as she is capable of breaking steel. According to Mego, she inherited his superhuman strength as well as his "superhuman bossiness".
- Despite wearing one on Halloween, mainly as a disguise to try and track down Kim at that time, Shego was the only member of Team Go who did not wear a mask in an early group picture of the team in Go Team Go. It should be noted that the Halloween mask was not the same shade of black as on her catsuit, so presumably not an old part of her outfit.
- Because she was a no-show in "Mathter and Fervent", the Mathter was the only Team Go villain Shego did not fight.
- Oddly enough, Martin Smarty was the only person Shego appeared to have a serious interest in pursuing a relationship with, even if only for his financial worth. She showed a love interest in Mr. Barkin, but she was not her real self at that time, whereas she was a good person while she was under the effects of Electronique's Reverse Polarizer.
- Although she had a fake interest in Barkin and a real one in Martin Smarty, Motor Ed was the only person who had an interest in her when she had no real interest in him. Motor Ed was also the only bad guy/villain to have a love interest in her.
- Strangely enough, Dr. Drakken and Mr. Barkin were the only people Shego had a fake love interest in, to where she was basically not herself. She was in love with Drakken when she was under the control of Dr. Cyrus Bortel's Moodulator, and later with Barkin while being under the effects of Electronique's Reverse Polarizer. But ironically, Shego was implied to have developed romantic feelings for Dr. Drakken during the Lowardian invasion.
- Despite making a cameo appearance in "Oh Boyz" and appearing only in the end credits sequence of "Larry's Birthday", Shego was seen in only two episodes without using her glow:
*# Actually Shego's glow is seen briefly in blush
- Shego was seen wearing a dress in three episodes:
During Kim's Senior year, Electronique, one of Team Go's old foes, broke out of prison. She lured the entire team, Shego included, into a trap, and shot them with a beam from Jack Hench's Attitudinator, newly modified into her Reverse Polarizer. However, Electronique was unaware that Shego had become a villain, so while Shego's brothers were turned evil by the blast, Shego became good.
In an effort to escape her evil brothers, Shego ran away and resurfaced as Miss Go, a substitute teacher at Middleton High School. She was, as expected, the virtual opposite of her former self: friendly, polite, and eager to help others. In addition, she actually was a fully credentialed teacher with a degree in Child Development, a little-known accomplishment from her former life. Miss Go won overnight popularity at school with her cheerful "girly" attitude, becoming close friends with Kim Possible and also catching the romantic interest of Steve Barkin. Kim described the good Shego as a "big sister". Oddly enough, even once she was reverted back to her evil self, Shego momentarily showed implied attachments to them. She briefly appeared to reminisce over her friendship with Kim before incinerating the pictures of their time together, and did not immediately activate Drakken's security system when Barkin came to serenade her, at least not until she heard how awful his singing was.
The Supreme One
Shego was notably the only villain to have actually succeeded in taking over the world, albeit with assistance from a Mystical Monkey Powered idol known as the Tempus Simia, or "time monkey", and advice from her future self. In this possible future world, Shego adopted the title of "The Supreme One" and ruled with a cruel yet lazy hand. Notably, however, it also saw her fall into classic villain clichés which Shego otherwise pointedly avoided, such as relying on minions to fight her enemies despite, retaining her combat prowess. And when she was to persuaded by Drakken, gloating to defeated enemies instead of following her normal preference for the "direct approach". This failing resulted in the destruction of that future and a nearly flawless reset of the timeline.
Behind the Scenes
Shego is voiced by Nicole Sullivan in all four seasons, who, nowadays, is famous for voicing the otter, Marlene, in the Nickelodeon cartoon The Penguins of Madagascar. And, in addition to that, has worked together on that show, few times, with Drakken's voice actor John DiMaggio.
Appearances in Other Media
- Lilo & Stitch: Rufus (Crossover Episode; Dubious Canonincity)
- Disney Parks
- Shego makes an appearance with Doctor Drakken at the Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure, though this has since been replaced with a Phineas and Ferb based "Agent P's Adventures".
- ↑ a b c d Two to Tutor
- ↑ Job Unfair
- ↑ Tick-Tick-Tick
- ↑ a b Steal Wheels
- ↑ a b c d Stop Team Go
- ↑ Kimitation Nation
- ↑ a b The Mentor of Our Discontent
- ↑ October 31st
- ↑ Mother's Day
- ↑ a b Tick-Tick-Tick
- ↑ Stop Team Go
- ↑ a b Car Alarm
- ↑ a b c Mad Dogs and Aliens
- ↑ a b c Go Team Go
- ↑ Naked Genius
- ↑ So the Drama, Part 3
- ↑ So the Drama, Part 1
- ↑ Bad Boy
- ↑ a b The Big Job
- ↑ Clean Slate
- ↑ A Sitch in Time