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Wade
Full Name: Unknown
Alias(es): No Known Aliases
Gender: Male
Age: 10 (season 1) - 12 (season 4) est.
Build: Short, round and chubby
Hair: Black
Eyes: Black
Skin: Dark Brown
Hometown: Middleton
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Professional Info
Profession(s):
  Computer Genius, Inventor, Hero
Affiliation(s):
  Team Possible
Relationships
Relative(s):
  Unnamed Mother (mother)
Lontaine (father)
Friend(s):
  Ron Stoppable
Kim Possible
Monique
Love Interest(s):
  Monique (season 4)
Olivia (season 4)
Pet(s):
  No Known Pets
Nemesis:
  No Known Nemesis
Behind the Scenes
First Appearance:
  "Tick-Tick-Tick"
Voiced by:
  Tahj Mowry

Wade is Kim and Ron's Communication Guru. He is 10 years old during Kim's Sophomore year, yet had already graduated both high school and college. He created the Kimmunicator and other gadgets which has provided Kim with the tools needed to fight her foes. Though Wade is on the large side, his brain is even bigger. He rarely leaves the house and has only been seen in person twice prior to Kim's Senior year.

Appearance

Wade is short and overweight.

Clothing

Wade is almost always shown wearing a t-shirt and jeans.

Personality

Wade was inquisitive and curious. Though he was highly intelligent and confident because of it, Wade did not typically brag about this. He was, however, fairly competitive with those he considered his intellectual rivals.[1]

One of Wade's more defining traits was that he almost never left his bedroom, where his computer system was set up. Despite this, his extensive computer network and hacking skills allowed him to access virtually any location or person via technology, which he seemed to prefer to actual physical contact. Some fans have attributed Wade's apparent refusal to leave his bedroom as a form of agoraphobia, but this was never confirmed.

At times, Wade displayed a certain lack of ethics in his work. He typically needed very little prodding to hack into government or top-secret sources, viewing them more as fun challenges than anything else. Likewise, Wade did not seem very guilty over having secretly microchipped Ron at some point[2], or that he invented a love ray in order to force Monique to like him better.[3] However, it should be noted that in most cases, Wade did things of a questionable nature only at Kim's request.[4]

Biography

Backstory

Season 1

Season 2

In Virtu-Ron, you did see a Cyber-Wade, in the game Everlot, after someone had managed to put an immersion cap on Ron's head, and the only way to be able to rescue Ron was to win the game. Ron was a "noob" at this game, but Wade was not. His cyber self was a wizard. His cyber self appeared in the game, but he did stay in his room in this episode.

In Sitch In Time: Future, Wade, 20 years in the future, you finally saw in person, and he was a giant. "I hit a growth spurt," he claimed. He was in charge of the rebellion against "the Supreme One." He is finally seen in person.

Any other times, where he might be seen, it is either a Holo-Wade, as in Monkey Fist Strikes, or a Wade-bot, as in Blush and Overdue. Overdue was a season 3 episode, while Blush was a season 2 episode, and Monkey Fist Strikes was a season 1 episode.

For the first two seasons, and most of the third season, Wade is never seen outside of his room, until the episode "Team Impossible," after Team Impossible overloaded his computer system with a power spike, he personally arrived on scene, and vented on the three members of the team

Season 3 & 4

In the fourth season, Wade ventured out of his room to give Kim new inventions, and on at least one occasion, to return Kim's battle suit to her, after repairs, and upgrades were made to it. A running gag throughout the series is that Wade has secretly placed a tracking microchip on Ron, although he tries to avoid answering when questioned about this.

Abilities

Wade is a ten-year-old genius in the beginning, who runs Kim Possible's website, supplies her with her various gadgets, gives Kim her missions through her "Kimmunicator", and arranges transportation for her. He has even gone on missions with Kim on rare occasions. He often relays information to her, searches information for her, and performs programming feats.

Despite being a genius, Wade was only ever seen in person for the first time during the group's confrontation with Team Impossible, which made him angry at the Team for sending a retaliatory virus-like computer attack known as a "spike" which had fried his system. After that incident he proceeded to maintain a more regular personal contact with Kim and Ron.

Wade's hacking talents are regularly put to good use, as firewall defenses like Drakken's can only keep him from getting into the deepest things ("Crush"), and he's able to tap into Global Justice Spy Satellites when need be ("A Sitch in Time"), and was even able to "hack into the unknown" to find out about Yamanouchi. Few things have been recorded to be able to withstand his hacking, the lab in which the Centurion Project was developed being one of them ("October 31st").

Wade is also an inventor, sometimes bordering on becoming a mad scientist himself. Among his more mundane devices includes Kim's iconic grappling hook, laser lipstick, and a compact mirror capable of deflecting energy weapons. On the higher end of the spectrum, Kim's battle suit ("So the Drama" ) and a love ray ("The Cupid Effect"). Regardless of what scale, Wade's inventions are reliable and only break when damaged or improperly used by the user.

Wade is a very talented child, as he interlinked with the whole world in his very own room at home and created several small gadgets for Kim and Ron. He likes technology and prefers to solve things the technical way. As already established, his hacking has few obstacles that he can't beat and anything to do with technology is something Wade can generally get into and deal with.

However, in the field he has been shown to be less than useful as he had at least one friendly fire incident with a stun device ("Odds Man In") which resulted in him and Kim being captured. Nonetheless, he can ride horses ("Cap'n Drakken") and his gadgetry talents are useful in a support role on the team when in the field ("Homecoming Upset").

Equipment

  • Advanced computer system

Relationships

Family

Wade's mother, whose name we never learned appears to be African-American. Only she has rarely appeared on the show, Although his father, Lontaine, has been clearly mentioned as being around. They both seem unconcerned with their son's way of spending all his time, and his mother seems to really enjoy Wade's inventions and cleverness, except for his occasional attempts to hack her digital cookbook to remove items such as broccoli.

Wade might also have a great grand-uncle who and was a photographer 100 years ago, although that may have been just in a dream shared by Kim and Ron.

Wade's parents may have realized that their son spending all his time in his room was not actually healthy for him. They took the family away to a secluded island, "where NO TECHNOLOGY is allowed for a vacation". As Wade put it, "They think I'm too wired". Unfortunately, for Kim and Ron this happened when they needed rides to and from Greece because they forgot Rufus after a mission to capture Camille Leon[5].

Friends

Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable

Main article: Kim Possible
Main article: Ron Stoppable

Beyond being their co-worker, Wade was a devoted friend to Kim and Ron. He was always willing to help with non-mission related troubles: more than once he offered to tutor them, volunteered to hire a personal trainer when Ron became considerably overweight, and at times still agreed to help Kim while she was doing something he considered to be less than honorable. Wade was also on good terms with Kim's family, and needed little prompting to assist them when they became involved in Kim's missions. In particular, he seemed to get along best with Jim and Tim, who he saw as his intellectual peers.

Kim considered Wade a close friend as well, and while under the influence of a truth ray, admitted that she was concerned about his always staying in his room. Ron was always eager to hang out with Wade outside of missions, and was regularly disappointed when Wade was unable to meet him in person. Despite being less than an expert on love himself, Ron went to great lengths to help Wade with his own love issues.

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Wade's expression when he sees Ron and Kim kiss.

Possibly due to his age, Wade was somewhat disgusted by the sight of Kim and Ron kissing, but did not object to their becoming a couple.

Monique

Main article: Monique

Wade felt attracted by Monique after encountering her face-to-face, but after the events went astray, they remained friends and he found someone with a compatible intellect named Olivia.

Eugene

Eugene was one of Wade's computer buddies. He seemed very much like Wade in that they communicated largely by computer: both dressed in costumes and participated in virtual trick-or-treating on Halloween.[6]

Love Interest

Monique

Once during her senior year, Wade finally met Monique for the first time in person, where he was struck suddenly with her beauty. So much so he took Ron's advice in the wrong fashion and created a love ray to force her to like him in return.

Olivia 

Immediately following Wade's crush on Monique, he quickly recovered from his minor heartbreak upon seeing a girl named Olivia sitting in Bueno Nacho. However that crush soon wore thin as she too was a genius and had created a love ray herself, much to his chagrin. Which really was unclear why she did as they both obviously liked each other at first sight.

Although it is not seen, from the statement Wade made to Ron about Olivia having been using the ray on him, it could be implied she may have used it on him the day they had met as well.

Enemies

His enemies include all villains Kim ever faces, though he is never actively involved into the fights except with Team Impossible, and even then all he did was activate their own McHenry Laser Grid on them.

He has helped Kim, when he acted as her sidekick, because Ron was staying in his panic room. They were captured by Dr. Drakken, when he accidentally stunned Kim. This required Ron to leave the panic room to help rescue them and to help stop Dr. Drakken from creating another ice age.

He also became personally involved in the Cupid Effect, when the Seniors wanted to use his own cupid ray to make all females fall in love with Junior. He also accompanied Kim and Ron in Homecoming Upset, esp. when Ron was stuck with Homecoming King duties, as well as trying to find Bonnie "a new hottie," with no success. Junior was again the reason for this.

Alternate Versions

Tech-Based Wades

One of Wade's running gags is that each time he says he will finally meet Kim and Ron in person, something happens to prevent him from showing up. Ron always gets very excited about the idea of actually meeting Wade, but Kim is more realistic and almost expects Wade not to be there each time.[7] Instead, Wade usually sends some representation of himself to assist. This is usually in the form of one of his remote-operated Wade-bots[8][9], but has also included a holographic Holo-Wade.[10] Wade also made an appearance as his Everlot character, a wizard.[11]

Older Wade

In the future timeline created when Shego stole the Tempus Simia idol and took over the world, Wade was the leader of the Shegoton resistance force. Virtually every hero who fought against Shego experienced considerable increases in height and muscle mass, and Wade in particular was taller and more muscular than anyone else. He attributed his height to a growth spurt, but as with everyone else who was asked, claimed the muscles were a result of the ongoing battle against an evil dictator.[12]

Quotes

From "Attack of the Killer Bebes"

  • Kim: Wade, Ron's missing. Can you find him?
  • Wade: Do you think I have him micro-chipped or something?
  • Kim: Well, do you?
  • Wade: [pause] Yeah…, hang on.

From "Gorilla Fist"

  • Wade: Okay. Yori doesn't go to any known schools, so I checked into the unknown.
  • Kim: And I thought I could do anything.

From "Team Impossible"

  • Ron: Trust me on this, Wade's got the world wired.

  • Wade: Nobody, NOBODY SPIKES MY SYSTEM!!! (Wade's first words in person outside his home)

From "The Cupid Effect"

  • Ron: (Whispering to Wade) The notes. Go to the notes!
  • Wade: Oh, um…, (Takes out Ron's *biology report* paper) (To Monique and Kim) The hubble earthworm is vital to agriculture. It moves through the soil by excreting lubricating mucus.
  • Kim & Monique: Ewww…

Gallery

Trivia

  • During early Season One, Wade was more of a "garage genius", as most of his items were recycled from mundane things like re-purposed toys and household items such as stinky socks. It was as the series progressed that his genius was seen as more mainstream and even included consulting for corporations.
    • His mainstreaming from "garage tech" may have been a direct result of his experiences and contacts through Kim's missions.
  • No one knows Wade's name other than his mother, Kim, Ron, their relatives, and Monique. Those otherwise aware of him tend to refer to him by nondescript labels.
  • Oddly enough, Motor Ed and Mr. Barkin were the only people who called him a "Computer Guy".
  • Shego called Wade three names:
    1. "Nerd Linger"
    2. "Dweeb"
    3. The "Geek"
  • Wade was seen only in the cold open sequence of "Sink or Swim" since Gill used Telecommunications Camp to jam everyone's cell phones including Kim's Kimmunicator to pursue his revenge on Ron, making it the only time where Wade was a minor character.
  • Not counting his adult years in "A Sitch in Time", Wade was seen out of his room in person seven times, but only went on five missions with Kim, Ron, and Rufus.
  • Obviously because he was in his room, Wade was not seen as sick in "Sick Day".
  • For villains, only eight saw him in person. But only five of them were in two different groups:
  1. Team Impossible
  2. The Seniors
  3. Dr. Drakken
  4. Shego
  5. Hank Perkins

Behind the Scenes

Voiced By

Wade is voiced by Tahj Mowry in all four seasons, who is famous for playing T.J. Henderson from the Disney Channel TV show Smart Guy.

Episode Appearances

Season 1
Production
Number
US Broadcast
Number
Episode
101 6 Bueno Nacho
102 4 Tick-Tick-Tick
103 13 Monkey Fist Strikes
104 9 Attack of the Killer Bebes
105 3 The New Ron
106 8 Mind Games
107 10 Royal Pain
108 17 The Twin Factor
109 18 Animal Attraction
110 15 All the News
111 2 Sink or Swim
112 7 Number One
113 1 Crush
114 19 Monkey Ninjas in Space
115 21 Low Budget
116 5 Downhill
117 11 Coach Possible
118 12 Pain King vs. Cleopatra
119 16 Kimitation Nation
120 20 Ron the Man
121 14 October 31st
Season 2
Production
Number
US Broadcast
Number
Episode
201 25 The Ron Factor
202 44 Partners
203 23 Grudge Match
204 30 Virtu-Ron
205 24 Two to Tutor
206 22 Naked Genius
207a 27a Rufus in Show
207b 27b Adventures in Rufus-Sitting
208 48 Motor Ed
209 31 The Fearless Ferret
210 29 The Golden Years
211 28 Job Unfair
212 38 Queen Bebe
213 26 Car Trouble
214 41 Go Team Go
215 37 A Very Possible Christmas
216 47 Mother's Day
217a 33a Rufus vs. Commodore Puddles
217b 33b Day of the Snowmen
218 34 A Sitch in Time: Present
219 35 A Sitch in Time: Past
220 36 A Sitch in Time: Future
221 39 Hidden Talent
222 40 Return to Wannaweep
223 43 Blush
224 42 The Full Monkey
225 32 Exchange
226 45 Oh Boyz
227 50 Triple S
228 49 Ron Millionaire
229 56 Showdown at the Crooked D
230 51 Rewriting History
231a 46a Sick Day
231b 46b The Truth Hurts
Season 3
Production
Number
US Broadcast
Number
Episode
301 52 Steal Wheels
302 53 Emotion Sickness
303 54 Bonding
304 55 Bad Boy
305 63 So the Drama, Part 1
306 64 So the Drama, Part 2
307 65 So the Drama, Part 3
308 57 Dimension Twist
309a 58a Overdue
309b 58b Roachie
310 62 And the Mole Rat Will Be CGI
311 59 Rappin' Drakken
312 61 Gorilla Fist
313 60 Team Impossible
Season 4
Production
Number
US Broadcast
Number
Episode
401 66 Ill Suited
402 70 Car Alarm
403 68 Trading Faces
404 67 The Big Job
405 71 Mad Dogs and Aliens
406 75 Fashion Victim
407 72 Grande Size Me
408 73 Clothes Minded
409 69 The Cupid Effect
410 74 Big Bother
411 76 Odds Man In
412 79 Mathter and Fervent
413 77 Stop Team Go
414a 84a Chasing Rufus
414b 84b Nursery Crimes
415 78 Cap'n Drakken
416 80 The Mentor of Our Discontent
417 81 Oh No! Yono!
418 82 Clean Slate
419 83 Homecoming Upset
420 85 Larry's Birthday
421 86 Graduation, Part 1
422 87 Graduation, Part 2

In-Person Appearances

Season 2
Production
Number
US Broadcast
Number
Episode
305 63 A Sitch in Time: Future
Season 3
Production
Number
US Broadcast
Number
Episode
313 60 Team Impossible
Season 4
Production
Number
US Broadcast
Number
Episode
409 69 The Cupid Effect
405 71 Mad Dogs and Aliens
411 76 Odds Man In
415 78 Cap'n Drakken
422 87 Graduation, Part 2

Appearances in Other Media

References

  1. Naked Genius
  2. Attack of the Killer Bebes
  3. The Cupid Effect
  4. Exchange
  5. Chasing Rufus
  6. October 31st
  7. Queen Bebe
  8. Blush
  9. Overdue
  10. Monkey Fist Strikes
  11. Virtu-Ron
  12. A Sitch in Time: Future

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