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Nana Possible is a recurring character from the animated television show Kim Possible. She is the mother of Dr. Possible and Slim Possible, and grandmother of Kim Possible, Jim and Tim, and Joss Possible. Her real name is never mentioned.

Background

Much like her granddaughter, she has excellent martial arts skills, having trained in "Pang Lang Quan Kung Fu" in a Shaolin Monastery, to a level of mastery that surpasses even her granddaughter's martial art skills.

She always calls Kim by her given name of Kimberly and never shortens it. She also believed at first that Kim's "saving the world" is just a phase and will grow out of it, little knowing that Kim's saving the world is actually a lifestyle. She also refuses to see that Kim is now a teenager, and always dresses her in sweaters as she thinks Kim's habit of exposing her midriff isn't a good idea.

When Nana wants to ignore something, she will turn her hearing aid off, such as when Kim tried to justify her being a hero.

At first, Kim felt that this was because her grandmother was behind the times and didn't understand her. It wasn't until Dr. Drakken pitted them against each other through a mind control signal in the hearing aids of all of Miami's senior citizens that Kim learned the truth.

It then became apparent that Nana's objections came from the fact that she knew how dangerous such a lifestyle could be and that even grandparents would like something better for their grandchildren. She may have also seen a little too much of herself in her granddaughter (which she had known all along, because she had been Kim's age once). But it wasn't until Nana could see that Kim was more than capable of holding her own that she generally became more accepting.

Appearances

Kim Possible

Nana Possible first appeared in "The Golden Years" when Kim and her family came to visit her at the Florida Retirement Home. Kim tries to skirt Nana's old fashioned over-protectiveness while she unravelling Drakken's latest plot during her vsit. Nana fell under Drakken's mind control when he accidentally patched into on the frequencies of hearing aids. His orginal plan was to control the minds of teens through MP3 players. Kim comes to Nana's rescue, and once free of mind control she fights alongside her granddaughter and comes to terms with accepting the life she has chosen.

Nana possible makes other appearances in "A Very Possible Christmas" where she celebrates Christmas with the family and attends Kim's graduation in the episode of the same name.

Kim Possible (film)

In the live-action movie, Nana Possible is less older than her animated counterpart, and has red hair like her granddaughter instead of gray. Instead of living in a retirement home, she likes in a house that has a secret dojo arena. Like the original character, Nana maintains the same traits, such as being an skilled martial artist.[1][2]

Nana first appears when a troubled Kim comes to visit her. She teaches her how to fight with a bo staff, and tries to help her come to terms with her problems adjusting in school and her rivalry with her new friend, Athena (who was at the time working for Dr. Drakken in his latest scheme against Kim). When she was presumably kidnapped by Dr. Drakken and Shego, Nana and Ann accompany Kim and Ron on a rescue mission, and save Athena.

Trivia

  • Although close captioning and pronunciation has her Kung Fu Style as "Pang Lang Quan", it is most likely "Tang Lang Quan", or Northern Praying Mantis Style—literally Praying Mantis Fist".

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References


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Kim Poss
Media
Shows/Movies: Kim PossibleLive-action film

Video Games: Kim Possible: What's the Switch?Kim Possible: KimmunicatorKim Possible: Revenge of Monkey FistKim Possible 2: Drakken's DemiseKim Possible 3: Team PossibleKim Possible: Global GeminiDisney Emoji Blitz
Books: Bueno NachoShowdown at Camp WannaweepThe New RonDownhillKilligan's IslandMonkey BuisnessAttack of the Killer BebesRoyal PainTweeb TroubleExtremeClonedCode Word: KimThe Kim Possible FilesSave the World KitPick a Villain!: Badical BattlesPick a Villain!: Game On!Pick a Villain!: Masters of MayhemPick a Villain!: So Not the Drama!

Characters
Heroes: Kim PossibleRon StoppableRufusWadeDr. Ann PossibleDr. James PossibleJim and Tim PossibleMr. StoppableMrs. StoppableHana StoppableMoniqueSteve BarkinBonnie RockwallerNedNana PossibleTeam GoMartin SmartyArtie SmartyTeam ImpossibleBetty DirectorCousin LarryVivian Francis PorterFelix RentonZita FloresMaster SenseiYoriSlim PossibleJoss PossibleYonoMegoHegoWego TwinsSteel ToePain KingProfessor AcariConnie and Lonnie RockwallerMrs. RockwallerTaraJessicaHopeMarcellaLizCrystalFranklin BarkinWayneShaunReuben StoppableVinnieBig MikeMr. McHenryJuniorPrince WallyWanda WongToshimiruAlan PlattAkuteOfficer HobbleAmeliaPop Pop PorterKyoko YoshikoNakasumi-SanTimothy NorthSADIMiddleton High School CheerleadersWill DuCyrus BortelOh BoyzRoachieSnake-CatRabbit-RhinoAthena

Villians: Dr. DrakkenShegoMonkey FistDuff KilliganSeñor Senior, SeniorSeñor Senior, JuniorAmy HallGil MossCamille LeonFrugal LucreBebeAdrena LynnGeminiProfessor DementorFashionistasWarmongaWarhokEdward LipskyFalsetto JonesNanny MaimHank PerkinsStone GorillaJackie the JackalAviariusFukushimaKnights of RodeganMalcolm NeviousElectroniqueDr. Fen

Episodes
Season One: CrushSink or SwimThe New RonTick-Tick-TickDownhillBueno NachoNumber OneMind GamesAttack of the Killer BebesRoyal PainCoach PossiblePain King vs. CleopatraMonkey Fist StrikesOctober 31stAll the NewsKimitation NationThe Twin FactorAnimal AttractionMonkey Ninjas in SpaceRon the ManLow Budget

Season Two: Naked GeniusGrudge MatchTwo to TutorThe Ron FactorCar TroubleRufus in ShowAdventures in Rufus-SittingJob UnfairThe Golden YearsVirtu-RonThe Fearless FerretExchangeRufus vs. Commodore PuddlesDay of the SnowmenA Sitch in TimeA Very Possible ChristmasQueen BebeHidden TalentReturn to Camp WannaweepGo Team GoThe Full MonkeyBlushPartnersOh BoyzSick DayThe Truth HurtsMother's DayMotor EdRon MillionaireTriple SRewriting History
Season Three: Steal WheelsEmotion SicknessBondingBad BoyShowdown at the Crooked DDimension TwistSo the DramaOverdueRoachieRappin' DrakkenTeam ImpossibleGorilla FistAnd the Mole Rat Will Be CGI
Season Four: Ill SuitedThe Big JobTrading FacesThe Cupid EffectCar AlarmMad Dogs and AliensGrande Size MeClothes MindedBig BotherFashion VictimOdds Man InStop Team GoCap'n DrakkenMathter and FerventThe Mentor of Our DiscontentOh No! Yono!Clean SlateHomecoming UpsetChasing RufusNursery CrimesLarry's BirthdayGraduation

Objects
SADINeuro-Compliance ChipLotus BladeKimmunicatorSilver CutlassThe AttitudinatorAmulet of the Monkey KingMolecular Muscle EnhancerNacoDiablo SauceGiant Laser DrillPop Pop's Mini Corn DogsRoth SL CoupeGrappling hook
Locations
MiddletonMiddleton High SchoolMiddleton MallBueno NachoSmarty MartPossible HouseStoppable HouseClub BananaMiddleton Space CenterMiddleton Medical CenterCamp WannaweepYamanouchi Ninja SchoolForbidden City MuseumPickle on a PikeMiddleton Institute of Science and TechnologyMiddleton Magnetic InstituteMiddleton Geological CenterMiddleton Motor LodgeUniversity of UppertonCanadaTokyoJapan
Songs
Call Me, Beep Me!Could it BeRappin' DrakkenNaked Mole RapSay the WordPop Pop's Mini Corn Dogs (song)It's Just YouA Ringlin' Jinglin' Christmas
See Also
Team PossibleKim Possible World Showcase Adventure