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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.
18th Aug '16 12:19:21 PM timemonkey
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** It would likely depend on how the bodies were being disposed of. Odds are Mirage found the other supers the same way that she found Bob, by catching them out doing hero work. So as long as the bodies were found in what appeared to be moonlight heroing accidents the government would just assume they were doing lowkey hero work and just made a mistake due to not wearing a protective suit and being rusty. Gazerbeam's a bit of an exception as Syndrome never found his body, or at least didn't bother to retrieve it.
16th Aug '16 9:37:51 PM nas690
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**I understand the problems associated with capes, but there are some good points (some already mentioned). First and foremost, they can be used as gliders for heroes who cannot fly. Second, in case a criminal were to grab it or it got stuck, I would think that there would be someway to detach it quickly or send an electric current through it (as a way to disarm a perp). Third, capes could be used to distract and confuse an assailant. Just take a look at how the Shadow, a badass normal, used his cape.
6th Aug '16 12:58:05 PM FranksGirl
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** Newborns aren't able to walk, let alone run; they can't even crawl. Their muscles lack the needed coordination and strength. So Dash "running around the hospital" is a non-issue. Newborns spend their first couple weeks feeding, sleeping, and pooping; their brains aren't developed for much beyond that until they get a bit older. The fact that Jack didn't have powers until he was a couple months old implies this is the case with supers.
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