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Ms. Gradenko is a traitor from the OSS, working with another former member, Alexander Minion, and Mr. Lisp. Like Mr. Lisp, she was only seen in the first Spy Kids film.




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After leading Agent Ingrid and Gregorio Cortez into a trap, Ms. Gradenko and her followers find the OSS Safe House where Carmen, Juni, and the Third Brain are. She claimed to know them since they were infants and a member of the OSS in order to gain access to the Safe House. Carmen revealed to her that the Third Brain still exists. Before finding it, Ms. Gradenko gave Carmen a bracelet the marks her as a female spy, which is actually a tracking device. Juni notices Ms. Gradenko's henchmen dismantling their N-I-X Super Guppy and promptly outs her as a traitor. The two Spy Kids managed to escape and recover the brain, but not before one of Machete's BuddyPacks sends Ms. Gradenko flying back into a chair and after a brief struggle, the BuddyPack's flames turned upward towards her. Ms. Gradenko manages to shut off the BuddyPack but not before her entire head is ablaze. Ms. Gradenko stands clearly furious while her hair burns, and growls when her henchmen spray her flaming hair.

Ms. Gradenko returned to Floop's Castle and reunites with Minion to wait for Mr. Lisp. Ms. Gradenko is revealed to have lost the majority of her hair as a result of the BuddyPack. She only has a few strands of hair on her otherwise shiny bald head. Upon seeing her, Gregorio is unsure whether she is Ms. Gradenko. Ms. Gradenko replies "Oh it's me alright. I owe my new look to your children". Gregorio seems pleased with this because he replies, "Remind me to raise their allowance". Carmen and Juni arrive to assist their parents, but the robot children army soon approaches the main hall. While Mr. Lisp is proud of his army and Minion stands quietly, Ms. Gradenko is overcome with sheer joy, clapping her hands and sporting a huge smile. Machete soon crashes through the window, causing Ms. Gradenko to get out of the way before returning to Mr. Lisp's side as he commands the army to attack the Cortez family.

Unfortunately for the trio, Floop has sided with the Cortez family. He reprograms the robot children so they bypass the Cortez family and excitedly run towards the villains. The feelings of joy that Ms. Gradenko, Mr. Lisp, and Minion had immediately turn into horror as the robot children approach them. Mr. Lisp and Minion were being grabbed, while Ms. Gradenko was climbing the chair Mr. Lisp was sitting in until she too is grabbed by the robot children. The Cortez family then watch Ms. Gradenko, Mr. Lisp, and Minion being thrown up in the air like rag dolls.


Ms. Gradenko appears to be very arousing, even before her hair was burned off. When Minion briefly disappears, she is seen flirting with Mr. Lisp, hinting at her unfaithfulness and her lust for other men. When Minion reappears deformed, she seems to be unimpressed with him and, as seen when the Cortez parents gatecrash the presentation, she is flirting with Mr. Lisp again, who seems to now be on talking terms with her.




Mr. Lisp[]

With Mr. Lisp, Ms. Gradenko seemed to be nervous around him, as if she knew his dangerous, unpredictable inner nature. She seemed to fancy him too, as she tried flirting with him; but this was presumably just a ruse to win him over and seek a reward.

Alexander Minion[]

Alexander Minion was Ms. Gradenko's main love interest, and given her greeting to him, she was planning on engaging with him. Initially it seems they desired children, but Ms. Gradenko afterwards got scared of children and only sought platonic relationships with Minion. Nonetheless she respected Minion more than Mr. Lisp.

Carmen and Juni Cortez[]

She seems to view children as fools, seeing how she spoke condescendingly to the Cortez siblings. She was then scarred from them after the BuddyPack incident.

Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez[]