History Headscratchers / TheIncredibles

18th Jul '17 12:54:58 AM mirisu92
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** I know the effect you're describing. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenticular_printing Lenticular printing]]. It's actually common in plastic toys and things, so I didn't look at it as a possible power Mirage had, but an effect of the video; it'd be easy enough to make a tablet with a lenticular lens, I imagine. Then again, if it is her power, you may be looking at a case of MaybeMagicMaybeMundane. See how easily she blended in when she sneaked into Bob's office. Power or not, we're never told for sure, but it does mean she works best in intelligence. She's a natural spy.

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** I know the effect you're describing. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenticular_printing Lenticular printing]]. It's actually common in plastic toys and things, so I didn't look at it as a possible power Mirage had, but an effect of the video; it'd be easy enough to make a tablet with a lenticular lens, I imagine. Then again, if it is her power, you may be looking at a case of MaybeMagicMaybeMundane. See MaybeMagicMaybeMundane—see how easily she blended in when she sneaked into Bob's office. office? Power or not, we're never told for sure, but it does mean she works best in intelligence. She's a natural spy.
18th Jul '17 12:54:18 AM mirisu92
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** I know the effect you're describing. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenticular_printing Lenticular printing]]. It's actually common in plastic toys and things, so I didn't look at it as a possible power Mirage had; it'd be easy enough to make a tablet with a lenticular lens, I imagine. Then again, if it is her power, you may be looking at a case of MaybeMagicMaybeMundane. See how easily she blended in when she sneaked into Bob's office. Power or not, we're never told for sure, but it does mean she works best in intelligence. She's a natural spy.

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** I know the effect you're describing. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenticular_printing Lenticular printing]]. It's actually common in plastic toys and things, so I didn't look at it as a possible power Mirage had; had, but an effect of the video; it'd be easy enough to make a tablet with a lenticular lens, I imagine. Then again, if it is her power, you may be looking at a case of MaybeMagicMaybeMundane. See how easily she blended in when she sneaked into Bob's office. Power or not, we're never told for sure, but it does mean she works best in intelligence. She's a natural spy.
17th Jul '17 8:25:28 AM mirisu92
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* She's not shown exhibiting any powers in the movie, but in the recording sent to Mr Incredible, she says: "According to the government, ''neither of us exist''!" Was that just part of the ruse to draw him in, or did she actually mean something by that? Or maybe she's something like a "super without powers", à la Batman or Black Widow, but aside from Syndrome himself (who is of course a villain), they don't seem to exist in this world. Any leads?

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* She's not shown exhibiting any powers in the movie, but in the recording sent to Mr Incredible, she says: "According to the government, ''neither of us exist''!" Was that just part of the ruse to draw him in, or did she actually mean something by that? Or maybe she's something like a "super without powers", à la Batman or Black Widow, but aside from Syndrome himself (who is of course a villain), they don't seem to exist in this world. Any leads?



*** Do you guys watch ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''? [[ShoutOut Because that sounds like ''Archer''.]] Meaning, it's set in a roughly similar, explicitly nonspecific era, which intentionally mashes up a lot of objects from various eras, but if you average them all out it puts the series in some alternate-late [[TheSeventies 1970s]] / early [[TheEighties 1980s]]. Maybe ''The Incredibles''' present day is kind of like ''Archer''. Maybe slightly cleaner.

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*** Do you guys watch ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''? [[ShoutOut Because that sounds like ''Archer''.]] like]] ''Archer''. Meaning, it's set in a roughly similar, explicitly nonspecific era, which intentionally mashes up a lot of objects from various eras, but if you average them all out it puts the series in some alternate-late [[TheSeventies 1970s]] / early [[TheEighties 1980s]]. Maybe ''The Incredibles''' present day is kind of like ''Archer''. Maybe slightly cleaner.
17th Jul '17 8:20:44 AM mirisu92
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* She's not shown exhibiting any powers in the movie, but in the recording sent to Mr Incredible, she says: "According to the government, ''neither of us exist''!" Was that just part of the ruse to draw him in, or did she actually mean something by that? Or maybe she's something like a "super without powers", á la Batman or Black Widow, but aside from Syndrome himself (who is of course a villain), they don't seem to exist in this world. Any leads?

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* She's not shown exhibiting any powers in the movie, but in the recording sent to Mr Incredible, she says: "According to the government, ''neither of us exist''!" Was that just part of the ruse to draw him in, or did she actually mean something by that? Or maybe she's something like a "super without powers", á à la Batman or Black Widow, but aside from Syndrome himself (who is of course a villain), they don't seem to exist in this world. Any leads?



** I know the effect you're describing. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenticular_printing Lenticular printing]]. It's actually common in plastic toys and things, so I didn't look at it as a possible power Mirage had; it'd be easy enough to make a tablet with a lenticular lens, I imagine. Then again, if it is her power, you may be looking at a case of MaybeMagicMaybeMundane. See how easily she blended in when she sneaked into Bob's office. Power or not, we're never told for sure, but it does mean she works best in intelligence. She's a natural spy.



*** A bit late to the game, but do you guys watch ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''? It's set in a roughly similar, explicitly nonspecific era, which intentionally mashes up a lot of objects from various eras, but if you average them all out it puts the series in some alternate-late [[TheSeventies 1970s]] / early [[TheEighties 1980s]]. Maybe ''The Incredibles''' present day is kind of like ''Archer''. Maybe slightly cleaner.

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*** A bit late to the game, but do Do you guys watch ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''? It's [[ShoutOut Because that sounds like ''Archer''.]] Meaning, it's set in a roughly similar, explicitly nonspecific era, which intentionally mashes up a lot of objects from various eras, but if you average them all out it puts the series in some alternate-late [[TheSeventies 1970s]] / early [[TheEighties 1980s]]. Maybe ''The Incredibles''' present day is kind of like ''Archer''. Maybe slightly cleaner.
17th Jul '17 8:00:02 AM mirisu92
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*** A bit late to the game, but do you guys watch ''WesternAnimation/Archer''? It's set in a roughly similar, explicitly nonspecific era, which intentionally mashes up a lot of objects from various eras, but if you average them all out it puts the series in some alternate-late [[TheSeventies 1970s]] / early [[TheEighties 1980s]]. Maybe ''The Incredibles''' present day is kind of like ''Archer''. Maybe slightly cleaner.

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*** A bit late to the game, but do you guys watch ''WesternAnimation/Archer''? ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''? It's set in a roughly similar, explicitly nonspecific era, which intentionally mashes up a lot of objects from various eras, but if you average them all out it puts the series in some alternate-late [[TheSeventies 1970s]] / early [[TheEighties 1980s]]. Maybe ''The Incredibles''' present day is kind of like ''Archer''. Maybe slightly cleaner.
17th Jul '17 7:59:33 AM mirisu92
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*** A bit late to the game, but do you guys watch ''WesternAnimation/Archer''? It's set in a roughly similar, explicitly nonspecific era, which intentionally mashes up a lot of objects from various eras, but if you average them all out it puts the series in some alternate-late [[TheSeventies 1970s]] / early [[TheEighties 1980s]]. Maybe ''The Incredibles''' present day is kind of like ''Archer''. Maybe slightly cleaner.
15th Jul '17 1:31:52 PM nombretomado
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** Consider that after WorldWarII was over, we didn't prosecute the Japanese scientists of Unit 731 for war crimes (torture, vivisection, germ warfare) in exchange for all the data from their research, as well as recruiting dozens of Nazi rocket scientists for NASA and other organizations, most notably Wernher von Braun.

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** Consider that after WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII was over, we didn't prosecute the Japanese scientists of Unit 731 for war crimes (torture, vivisection, germ warfare) in exchange for all the data from their research, as well as recruiting dozens of Nazi rocket scientists for NASA and other organizations, most notably Wernher von Braun.
6th Jul '17 6:18:31 AM E1craZ4life
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[[folder: Kari's phone calls]]
* When Helen calls the house to figure out what's happened after Violet and Dash followed her onto the plane, she still enroute to Nomanisan, and the plane gets shot down shortly after she hangs up. How, then, was Kari able to leave messages for Helen if the phone used in the initial conversation was destroyed almost immediately after it was used?
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5th Jul '17 6:04:43 PM E1craZ4life
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** As Rick Dicker explained, the government came in to pay for the repairs, bribe all the witnesses to stay quiet, and erase the memories of those who didn't accept the payment. The plan also involved relocating the family, but Rick was tired of constantly cleaning up after Bob, who wasn't willing to uproot his family yet again.
5th Jul '17 6:01:43 PM E1craZ4life
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[[folder: Nomanisan Timeline]]
* The timeline seems to get a little wonky in the middle of the movie. During Mr. I's second trip to Nomanisan, his "mission briefing" takes place at 2:00 PM island time. Just before then, Edna invites Helen to see her fresh batch of Super suits in one hour. During that visit, Helen activates the tracker on Bob's suit, which Syndrome says went off at 11:07 PM island time. Did Helen call Edna about the patch in her husband's old suit late in the day and spend the night at E's place before the Super suits were presented to her? Because that seems to be the only scenario that makes sense.
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