|“||You think you're all that, Kim Possible, but you're not!||„|
|~ Dr. Drakken|
Drew Theodore P. Lipsky, better known as Dr. Drakken, is the main antagonist of Disney's animated TV series Kim Possible. He is the archenemy of Kim Possible and the usual employer of Shego. He is also a former friend of Dr. James Possible since college.
He was voiced by John DiMaggio, who also played Bender in Futurama, the Joker in Batman: Under the Red Hood, Nitro Zeus in Transformers: Age of Extinction, Jekhide in Mia and the Migoo, Hannibal McFist in Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, Lobo in Justice League: Action League, Brother Blood in Teen Titans, and General Grievous in Star Wars: Clone Wars.
Drakken is a self-categorized "evil megalomaniac" who was fueled by pettiness and jealousy. He is constantly boastful and manipulative about his plans, frequently ranted about his successes while they lasted to whatever audience was available, which was usually Shego. He begins to show an exhibition of slight anger whenever someone reminded him how Professor Dementor enjoyed a more impressive reputation as a villainous mad scientist.
He has a very threatening bearing until after the incident where he placed a mind-control chip on Shego; upon her being freed of it, she unleashed her anger upon him. What she did to him fully is unknown, but after that, Drakken was never the same, being quite tense, fearful, timid, cowardly, and pusillanimous of Shego's temper and wrath, often quailing from the prospects of upsetting her. When confronted with Ron (who was serious and angry) at the climax of the "Little Diablos" incident, his bravado quickly fled and he complied with Ron's demand to address him by name while cowering in the rain.
After the Lorwardian global invasion, Drakken and Shego appear to have given up villainy while being hailed for their part in helping to save the world. It is unknown if they ever returned to a life of evil.
Drakken is noted to have pale blue skin, which he did not have during his past. In the episode Bad Boy, he was turned good due to a failed evil scheme, and his skin became normal. In that same episode, Ron Stoppable turned evil and his skin turned blue. Although the exact cause of Drakken's blue skin is unknown, he said in the episode Graduation that his skin became blue on a Tuesday. He is also noted to have a unibrow, a scar under his left eye, a mullet and ponytail, and wears a blue mad scientist outfit.
Drakken was picked on during his past, eventually being kicked out of college and leading him to the dark side. He is a scientist and inventor who has created numerous inventions to get rid of Kim Possible and pursue his goal of ruling the world often with the help from his sarcastic sidekick Shego. However, Drakken can be clueless most of the time, and his bumbling is partly the reason of his failure. And every time after his defeat, Drakken would often yell out to Kim, "You think you're all that, Kim Possible, but you're not!!".
However, in Graduation (the two-part series finale), he and Kim are kidnapped by two alien warlords named Warhok and Warmonga (the latter having encountered the two before), who are planning to take over the Earth themselves with their massive armada, much to Kim and Drakken's distraught. Using his newfound power of growing flower vines after being exposed to a mutagen he created, Drakken aids himself and Kim into escaping from their custody. After reuniting with Shego and Ron, Drakken finally develops a clever plan to stop the aliens: to use his plant mutagen to take down the entire alien armada. The plan was a complete success, much to Drakken's delight. In the end, following the deaths of Warhok and Warmonga, Drakken was praised by the world leaders for stopping the armada, right before he presumably entered a relationship with Shego.
- Main article: Dr. Drakken (2019)
Powers and Abilities
- Genius Intellect: Drakken is a brilliant, yet often bumbling, mad scientist who is capable of many evil technologies, like hovercrafts for travel, laser weapons, robots, interrogation and mind control, synthetic henchmen, potions, cloning, genetic manipulation, and many doomsday weapons. However, those which Team Possible did not destroy had a tendency to fail on their own, or be otherwise obliterated by a glitch in one of his faulty and less than fully thought out plans. Drakken repeatedly proved to be especially bad at programming artificial intelligence, which almost always resulted in his robots either turning on him or misbehaving. Despite his ability to innovate all on his own, Drakken has no qualms about stealing other people's scientific discoveries and using them for his own ends, referring to this as "outsourcing".
- Piloting: At the first of the series Drakken demonstrates a surprising inability to pilot his flying car. Being incapable of properly operating it even when faced with threat of his own exploding nanotick.
- Plant Control: Following the season finale, he mutated himself with exposure to his plant growing formula, causing yellow daffodil-like petals to grow around his neck as well as a prehensile and semi-autonomous vine. This plant vine is extremely strong, as it was able to destroy Warhok's laser cannon at Drakken's command. Drakken is also able to control other plants created by his plant potion, which helped to defeat the alien war machines, thus saving the world.
- Muscle Mass Enhancement (Alternate Future Powers): In the future Shego states Drakken used genetic enhancement and engineering that was also a technology used in the future. This turned Dr. Drakken, who was turned from a thin scientist into a juggernaut of a man to serve as the Supreme One's bodyguard and last line of defense. These enhancements have considerable potency as they turned a man who couldn't even hold his own against Kim Possible into being capable of taking on both her and Monique at the same time. The enhancements include enhanced strength, speed, durability, reflexes, endurance, and stamina. These enhancements, however, did not make one invincible, as Ron Stoppable was capable of hurling him a considerable distance with the proper anger and motivation.
- Drakken appears in more episodes than any other villain, just two more times than Shego because of two episodes where he appears and she does not, proving he is Kim's arch-nemesis.
- He has the last ever line in the series: "It was a Tuesday" (this line being the opening to the story of his blue skin). But sadly, nobody knows the truth of his blue skin.
- It is suggested that Drakken's sixth cloning attempt was in Lilo & Stitch: The Series, given that Shego warned Drakken "What is it with the cloning thing it never works for you, you're like 0 for five".