History Headscratchers / TheIncredibles

22nd Jan '17 4:01:25 PM Vukodlak
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** The government has technology capable of wiping memories. There'd be no need to change their names.

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** The government has technology capable of wiping memories. There'd There's be no need to change their names.names.
** They had secret identities not known to the general public, no need to change names unknown to the public
29th Nov '16 3:04:13 PM Twoeyesshort
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** This, except they probably stagnated each other, as well. Despicable Me featured a lot of new creations on Gru's part to combat Vector, but most of them were pretty much just tactical reapplications of old tech (like dart guns), and the only truly game-changing items in play were stolen rather than invented, which denied the villains the opportunity to ReadTheFreakingManual, and directly contributed to Vector's downfall. It wouldn't be surprising if a few villains ended up offing themselves when they try out new tools for fighting each other, and if they resort to GoodOlFisticuffs, they can only get so good before tech catches up with them. The government, meanwhile, doesn't have to expend those kinds of resources, and would eventually rise to the top again, and from there it's just a question of sweeping out the remainder.
4th Oct '16 8:07:01 AM Twoeyesshort
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** She might have played a role in the government "seizing all of Syndrome's assets". If he's smart, Syndrome would go through all of the channels necessary to make it so that the US government can't legally do that, even if he was guilty of several accounts of murder (setting up his little island as an independent territory, for example). Mirage, however, was never actually fired from the company, and would most likely still have the legal authority to turn over said assets, including any back-ups he'd have stored away (after all, Syndrome doesn't seem like the kind of guy who would tend to those matters personally, instead delegating them to her or her subordinates.) That alone would be a fairly large service, most likely enough to absolve her of what involvement she had in said murders. Plus, as mentioned above, she'd be a valuable agent if she offered her services, or turned herself in to face legal consequences and ended up serving community service turned UpToEleven.
19th Sep '16 10:19:59 AM SeanRenaud
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*** Given that Helen tells Edna that Jack doesn't have powers when Edna is showing off their new costumes I think Supers are either born super or develop powers extremely quickly. Edna worked with all the great supers back in the day and she expected it. She's about the closest to a reliable expert.
19th Sep '16 4:57:41 AM Jgorgon
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*** That makes a lot of sense; babies value familiar environments, such as their home, & would find it distressing to see it damaged/disordered.
16th Sep '16 8:22:08 AM Nakuyabi
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** I note that the first thing he does after hauling her up by the throat is to ask her what she's trying to pull on him now, and "How can you possibly bring me any lower!?" In view of the circumstances, that's a ''polite'' way of saying "You've got about ''five seconds'' to explain why I shouldn't crush you like a grape and paint the walls with your blood, and it had better be a '''killer''' good reason." Even at his worst, Mr. Incredible did have enough morality and rationality left to give Mirage one last chance to justify herself. Fortunately for Mirage, she ''did'' have an incredibly good explanation handy; otherwise, she probably would have been the first of many to be massacred in his subsequent rampage through Syndrome's lair.
14th Sep '16 3:23:14 PM Twoeyesshort
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** Alternatively, she made reference before to Mr. Incredible's old suit being outmoded, which is her entire reason for making a new one (and then the rest) in the first place. Maybe she had a material that worked that way, but was comparatively fragile, so she had to make a new compound to make it measure up to the other suits. At the time, she was DoingItForTheArt, so of course quality would be important to her.
14th Sep '16 10:51:52 AM InertialMass
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*** Hell, him getting involved with Bob damn near got Buddy ''killed''. Had Bob been just a little slower, Buddy would be a red smear across the city. Yet he blames ''Bob'' for rejecting him.
11th Sep '16 12:32:42 PM ObsequiousEscargot
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**** We've been planning this for two whole months!!
***** THE PUBLIC IS IN DANGER!!!
****** MY EVENING'S IN DANGER!!!!!
11th Sep '16 12:17:24 AM WanderingBrowser
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* This seems to go over a lot of people's heads; Syndrome didn't turn evil ''because'' of being rejected as "Incrediboy". Being rejected is his ''excuse'' for becoming Syndrome. Really, he's just a petty, selfish, twisted little troll who can't stand not getting his way. I hate to make use of any argument that equates to InsaneEqualsViolent, but Syndrome is clearly ''unstable'' to begin with. He uses the rejection as an excuse for what he's doing, but of course it rings hollow; he ''has'' no reason to do what he does, he's just a villain trying to invoke a FreudianExcuse. The alarming thing is how many people seem to actually buy it.
























** First, they don't know why Symdrome became a supervillain. Second, even if they did, it would prove that the anti-super laws had allowed him to pick off supers one by one. If Mr. Incredible had still rejected Buddy but the laws never happened, then Syndrome would have had to use his GadgeteerGenius skills either to become a hero on his own or become a jealous supervillain anyway.

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** First, they don't know why Symdrome Syndrome became a supervillain. Second, even if they did, it would prove that the anti-super laws had allowed him to pick off supers one by one. If Mr. Incredible had still rejected Buddy but the laws never happened, then Syndrome would have had to use his GadgeteerGenius skills either to become a hero on his own or become a jealous supervillain anyway.
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