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->'''Helen:''' Everyone's special, Dash.\\
'''Dash:''' Which is another way of saying no one is.

Following a SuperRegistrationAct and consequent court ruling, all superheroes have been forced into retirement. [[SuperStrength Superstrong]] Mr. Incredible and the [[RubberMan stretching]] Elastigirl are now just Bob and Helen Parr. They have a quiet life in the suburbs [[NuclearFamily with an ordinary house, a normal job and 2.4 children]]: disruptive and [[SuperSpeed superfast]] Dash, [[ShrinkingViolet shy]] Violet (who can turn {{invisible}} and project [[BarrierWarrior force fields]]), and baby Jack-Jack, who seems to have no powers. In other words, they are a ''very'' rough equivalent of the ComicBook/FantasticFour. They're not really happy with the situation but they don't have a choice.

When Bob gets an offer from a mysterious woman named Mirage to relive his GloryDays and help out a high-tech facility gone wrong, he [[JumpedAtTheCall Jumps at the Call]] without telling his family. Soon, though, he gets in trouble, and finds he needs all the help his family can offer to help him save the day from a DiabolicalMastermind with an EvilPlan and a KillerRobot.

''The Incredibles'', {{Creator/Pixar}}'s sixth film (and the first with humans as the main characters, as well as their first to be helmed by [[Creator/BradBird an out-of-studio filmmaker]]) was released in 2004. It's an [[AffectionateParody affectionately parodic]] DeconReconSwitch of the Superhero genre, happily [[LampshadeHanging hanging lampshades]] on many conventions. Its {{plot}} bears a resemblance to ''{{ComicBook/Watchmen}}'', although the tone is nowhere near as dark. That said, it's easily in the running for the darkest film Disney's ever been involved with -- surpassed in number of onscreen deaths only by ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' -- with tons of BlackComedy besides.

Like other Pixar movies, there was a [[ComicBook/TheIncredibles comic book series]] being published by Boom! Studios written by Creator/MarkWaid that has the continued adventures of the family. With the Superhero ban lifted, the Incredibles have to deal with a lot of old villains crawling out of the woodwork, and after taking out a decaying villain team, a new one rises out of the ashes, gathering power and planning on turning the citizens of Metroville against the supers using hypnosis and mecha, led by Xerek, the villain of early scripts for the film. The ending to this ongoing villain conspiracy arc, however, has been delayed from various internal problems at Boom. Despite Marvel picking up the Pixar license, nothing has materialized, with a reprint attempt of the series being cancelled a few story arcs in.

In late March 2014, Pixar announced a sequel, with Creator/BradBird helming once again as director. What thrilling adventures await ''the Incredibles'' next? Tune in... Sometime in the future!

For information on the [=DVD=] shorts ''Jack-Jack Attack'' and ''Mr. Incredible and Pals'', see the PixarShorts page.

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!!''The Incredibles'' provides examples of:

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* ActionDad: Mr. Incredible is a superhero father.
* ActionMom: Helen, in the second half, where she reminds her children to get to bed '''on time''' before suiting up and going off to save her husband.
* AdrenalineMakeover: Violet, who puts her hair back out of necessity. The new look suits her and she keeps it.
* AdultFear:
** "There are children aboard! Say again, there are ''children aboard...''" Helen grows steadily more desperate through that scene, and only pulls out the "children" card as a last resort.
** There are several scenes which imply that Helen has a growing fear that Bob is cheating on her, including the classic "[[AffairHair find a hair on his clothing]]" bit. When she actually speaks to E, E is also surprised that Helen doesn't know where her husband is, which increases her fear.
** As far as Bob knew, his entire family was killed when the plane was shot down.
* AdvertisedExtra: Jack-Jack doesn't feature nearly as much in the film as you'd be inclined to think by the promotional material. In fact, he doesn't even wear his full Incredible outfit until literally the last fifteen seconds of the film.
* AffairHair: Played with. The first time around we have the classic setup... except she finds ''building debris'' and correctly deduces Bob's moonlight activities.
** Played straight later when Helen finds a long white hair on Mr. Incredible's suit. This along with several other clues leads her to believe that he's cheating on her, [[spoiler: although he isn't.]]
* AIIsACrapshoot:
** The Omnidroid that Mr. Incredible is sent to fight midway through the film is said to have become so intelligent that eventually "it started wondering why it had to take orders". [[spoiler:However, this was a lie and the Omnidroid was under control the entire time.]]
** [[spoiler: The climax features a variation, in which the actual purpose of the A.I. (analysis of enemy strategies and problem solving skills) has unforeseen consequences (the Omnidroid connects Syndrome's remote to its own failings, and so tries to remove it).]]
* AllThereInTheManual: Detailed profiles of other Supers that are only briefly mentioned in the movie (if at all) in the Extras section of the DVD. The comic book also fills in some holes the movie may have left open.
* AlternateDVDCommentary: An in-universe version. The poorly-done Mr. Incredible animated episode extra can be played with Mr. Incredible and Frozone riffing on it. It's a CrowningMomentOfFunny for DVD extras (especially their vitrol for Mr. Skipperdoo).
* AndTheAdventureContinues: The ending ends with the arrival of another supervillain (a drilling... underground hobo.) It's continued in the video game sequel.
* AndYourLittleDogToo: [[spoiler:Syndrome attempts to kidnap Jack-Jack when his plans fail. When that in turn fails, he continues threatening Jack-Jack, before Bob throws a car at his jet, his cape gets stuck in the engine turbine, and he gets sucked in]].
-->[[spoiler:'''Syndrome:''' [after losing Jack-Jack] This isn't the end of it! I'll get your son eventually!]]
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Initially, Dash is so annoying Violet traps him in a force field to get away from him. [[CharacterDevelopment This changes.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: When Edna shows Helen the supersuits:
-->'''Edna:''' [on Jack-Jack's suit] I cut it a little roomy for the free movement, the fabric is comfortable for sensitive skin... [a sheet of flame erupts in front of the suit] ''and'' it can also withstand a temperature of over 1000 degrees! Completely bulletproof... [four heavy machine guns appear and open fire on the suit, without effect] and machine washable, darling, that's a new feature.
--->''(later, when showing Helen's new suit)''
-->'''Edna:''' Your suit can stretch as far as you can without injuring yourself, and still retain its shape. Virtually indestructible, yet it breathes like Egyptian cotton.
* ArtShift: Invoked. The opening and closing themes are animated in a shiny 60s and 70s deco art.
* AreWeThereYet: Dash.
-->'''Mr. Incredible:''' We get there when we get there!
* AscendedFanboy: [[spoiler:Syndrome]] was a fan of Mr. Incredible.
* AsskickingPose: Fun for the whole family!
* AwesomeButImpractical: One of the more well known lines from the movie: "NO CAPES!"
* BabyCarriage: During the killer robot's attack.
* BadassCape: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]. In real life, these things are cumbersome at best and dangerous to the wearer at worst.
* BadassFamily: The Parrs. They're a family of superheroes, so what do you expect?
* BadassNormal: Syndrome has no powers, yet his technical skills and smarts allow him to create a robot powerful enough to [[spoiler: eliminate dozens of supers.]] His primary weapon is an energy beam that allows him to move ''anything'', regardless of its size, almost exactly like the Gravity Gun from ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}''. It may be that he has the one power of the Fantastic Four that no member of the Parr family has: His ability to invent things.
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: Poor Kari. (Mostly seen in ''Jack-Jack Attack''.) She becomes increasingly frantic on the phone to Helen, indicating that [[spoiler: Jack-Jack has powers too.]]
* BarrierWarrior: Violet can generate force fields.
* {{Bathos}}: There's a dramatic moment where the family is racing to save the city in a rocket. Along the way, they do what any family does on a long "car" trip - they bicker.
-->'''Dash:''' Are we there yet?\\
'''Bob:''' We'll get there when we get there!
* BatmanGambit: A minor one, but Bomb Voyage sticks a bomb to Buddy's cape as he leaves the crime scene, knowing the Mr Incredible would rather save an innocent child than capture a criminal. Actually worked better than expected, though; not only did it draw Mr Incredible away, the ensuing chaos made an even bigger diversion that let Bomb Voyage escape scot free. Not only that, but almost immediately after, the SuperRegistrationAct was passed, forcing any significant threats into retirement.
** Another minor example is when Syndrome [[spoiler: calls Mr. Incredible's bluff when he tries taking Mirage hostage,]] knowing that [[spoiler: he]] wouldn't have the guts to go through with it. It later comes back to bite him in the ass for his JerkAss attitude in the situation.
* BattleDiscretionShot: Just before escaping Syndrome's base in a rocket, Mr. Incredible confronts a van full of Mooks. Cue an outside shot of the van rocking and shaking as he takes them out. They were lucky he was in too much of a hurry to make them suffer. They were playing a ''drinking game'' based on the carnage Syndrome was inflicting.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: In the superhero interviews in the film's opening, Mr. Incredible claims he wants to settle down, but then yearns for the GloryDays when he's forced to do just that by the SuperRegistrationAct.
** Also, in somewhat of an [[InvertedTrope inversion]], Elastigirl gets the opposite of what she wishes for, but actually prefers that - in her interview, she says she doesn't want to retire because she's at the top of her game, but she is the one who is trying to establish a normal life after the government makes her.
* BeehiveBarrier: Violet, again. Her force fields look like this.
* BeneathTheEarth: The Underminer as seen at the film's conclusion.
* BerserkButton:
** [[BigBad Syndrome]] has a big one:
-->''"[[ThatManIsDead My name is]]'' [[ThatManIsDead not]] ''[[spoiler:Buddy]]!!"''
** Mr. Incredible has a few. If you stop him from saving someone who needs help, he'll get angry. If you hurt his family, he'll get ''really'' angry. And if you try to kill them... [[BewareTheNiceOnes God help you]].
** This trope is lampshaded by Syndrome, who does in fact call him on it.
--> '''Mr. Incredible:''' "RELEASE ME! '''''NOW'''''"
--> '''Syndrome:''' "Or what?"
--> '''Mr. Incredible:''' "Or I'll ''crush her''!"
--> '''Syndrome:''' "Oooh, that's a little ''dark'' for you isn't it?"
** The daughter, Violet, has one: poking fun at [[SmittenTeenageGirl her crush]].
** {{Badass Cape}}s on superhero outfits are a BerserkButton for Edna Mode. [[CapeSnag Truly]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath justified]]:
-->'''Edna''': November 15th of '58! All was well, another day saved, when... his cape snagged on a missile fin!
-->'''Bob/Mr. Incredible''': Thunderhead was not the brightest bu-
-->'''Edna''': Stratogale! April 23rd, '57! Cape caught in a jet turbine!
-->'''Bob/Mr. Incredible''': E, you can't generalize about these things-
-->'''Edna''': [[DeathMontage Meta Man, express elevator! Dynaguy, snagged on takeoff! Splashdown, sucked into a vortex!]] NO CAPES!
** Attempting to kill Violet is Dash's.
-->'''Dash''': [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Don't! Touch! My! SISTER!]]
** It's particularly obvious that ''being kidnapped'' by some creepy villain who obviously doesn't care for him, is Jack-Jack's.
* BestForLast: [[spoiler:Jack-Jack's superpowers; plural.]]
* BigBad: Syndrome is responsible for the all the danger in this plot and stopping his EvilPlan is the Parr family's first family mission.
* BigDamnKiss: Bob and Helen share ''three'' of these. The first at their wedding, the second when Bob reunited with Helen in Syndrome's building, and the third when they are in the city when it is on a rampage.
* BigRedButton: Syndrome gets to press several over the course of the film. One of the DVD {{Easter Egg}}s is a compilation sequence showing "every door, button and explosion in the movie". The fact that it has nearly the whole of the ''Anvil Chorus'' as its soundtrack shows just how ''many'' there [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbdqjkJ7ooo are]].
* BlackBestFriend: Lucius, aka Frozone is Bob's partner, best man, and best friend. He's the only friend of the Incredibles that is shown.
* BluntYes: When [[spoiler:Dash, Violet, and Helen are in the ocean after Syndrome shot down their plane, and Helen suggests swimming toward the ground-to-air missiles' contrails.]]
-->'''Dash:''' You wanna go ''toward'' the people that tried to kill us?\\
'''Helen:''' If it means land? Yes.
* BotheringByTheBook: [[CouldSayItBut Bob tells his insurance clients exactly how to satisfy all the bureaucratic requirements for getting their claims paid]], much to the chagrin of his boss.
* ABoyAGirlAndABabyFamily: Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack; all ages and genders represented.
* BrainyBrunette: Edna Mode. You've got to have brains to make all those incredible costumes.
* BrickJoke:
** [[spoiler:Syndrome's death by cape in a jet turbine]]. When was this [[{{Foreshadowing}} Foreshadowed]]? [[spoiler:During Mr. Incredible's conversation with Edna Mode on the danger of capes and one of the deaths mentioned is the cape caught in a jet turbine.]]
** Bob's rage over a broken car is seen by a kid on a bike, and later the kid shows up expecting something amazing but being disappointed. Guess who shows up at the climax of the film and is thrilled at last?
* [[BroughtToYouByTheLetterS Brought To You By The Letter I]]: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] during the "Jack-Jack Attack!" short, when Syndrome shows up at the Parr's residence.
* BrokenAesop: Spoofed in the bonus features on the DVD. One feature had one of the superheroes who was a FriendToAllChildren and worked regularly to keep them safe and educated give a speech about how important it is to stay in school, since the superhero in question dropped out. However, he quickly realizes he is mangling the aesop with him saying things like "stay in school, or you'll end up like me," since he is famous and well-beloved and has superpowers. He does not quite know how to proceed once he figures out that this is not sending the correct message.
* BulletProofFashionPlate: Edna Mode, fashion designer for Supers, creates costumes that are bullet-proof, fire-proof, and rocket-proof, and which can adapt to the powers of their wearers.
* ButNotTooBlack: An in-universe example, where Frozone compains about the old TV show "making him a white guy".
* ByronicHero: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] but never actually [[InvokedTrope used]]. One of the former superheros Syndrome killed (and Syndrome was later initially mistaken for by the townspeople) was named "Fironic", but his name comes up in contexts that would fit ''perfectly'' if it was changed to "Byronic".
* CallousnessTowardsEmergency: "Let's hope we don't cover him!" Real classy, Mr. Huph.
* TheCameo: A particularly awesome one for anyone who is into animation history. Those two old men who praise the heroes after the climax ("That's the way to do it" - "No school like the old school") are ''Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston''...Not ringing a bell? They were the last surviving two of Disney's "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_Old_Men Nine Old Men]]", legendary animators who had been in the business since the beginning. For example, they were both animators on Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs, and were involved in nearly every animated Disney project up to Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound. (Sadly, Thomas didn't live to see ''The Incredibles'' finished, and Johnston died in 2008.)
* CameraAbuse: A neat little effect aboard Mrs. Parr's jet.
* CapeBusters : Syndrome's evil organization is oriented to fight and kill Supers; from making powerful-enough weapons to employing mooks that pose a credible threat to low to medium-powered heroes.
* CapeSnag: Several instances in the backstory lead to Edna (who is completely justified in her thinking by such stories) now refusing to include capes in her costume designs.
-->'''Edna:''' Metaman, express elevator! Dynaguy, snagged on takeoff! Splashdown, sucked into a vortex! ''NO CAPES!''
** This later invokes the IronicEcho trope seeing as [[spoiler: Syndrome is sucked into his own plane's jets and brutally killed because of his ''cape''!]]
* CaptainErsatz:
** The family is very nearly the Fantastic Four: Mr. Incredible is the Thing, Elastigirl is Mr. Fantastic, and Violet is the Invisible Woman. Only Dash lacks a direct parallel, though he's certainly HotBlooded enough to be a match for the Human Torch. [[spoiler:The ending shows Jack-Jack has highly variable superpowers (among these, setting himself on fire like the Human Torch), and Franklin Richards, the child of Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Woman had very ill-defined but vast superpowers]]. Even their costumes and name (Fantastic/Incredible) are similar. Their villain, Syndrome, is a more rotund SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, a villain whose primary superpowers are simply being so good at super-technology that his super-suit is more powerful than the family combined. Syndrome also has Doctor Doom's 'petty grudge blown WAY out of proportion' motivation for his enmity as well.
** Dash is TheFlash and even calls himself "The Dash" when he gets his suit.
** Frozone is Iceman from the ''X-Men'' comics as played by Creator/SamuelLJackson. They even have the same way of getting from place to place: creating ramps of ice to skate everywhere.
** In a more extreme example, Gazerbeam and The Underminer basically ''are'' Cyclops and the [[MoleMen Mole Man]] in all but name. The DVD special features on the minor heroes in the movie even parodies Cyclops' infamously bland personality by having Gazerbeam be an incredibly dull person.
** It even extends to the comic, which has featured among the expanded rogues gallery a [[TheFlash Gorilla Grodd]] expy and aliens resembling [[VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle the tentacles]].
** And the HumongousMecha piloted by the Underminer in an effort to frame the Incredibles resembles TheIronGiant with a red paint job.
* CarCushion: Frozone lands on one during the killer robot battle.
* CarFu: [[spoiler: Mr. Incredible throws his car at Syndrome when the latter tries to escape.]]
* CatchPhrase: Bob has one. One word. "[[OhCrap Uh-oh]]."
* CatUpATree: During the opening car chase sequence. Mr Incredible takes the extreme solution of uprooting the tree.
* CatchAFallingStar: At the end, [[spoiler:Helen catches a falling Jack-Jack.]] Justified more than most examples because [[spoiler:Helen used her elastic powers to slow down Jack-Jack's fall for several feet before actually stopping it.]]
* CaveBehindTheFalls: Syndrome's lair.
* ChekhovsGun:
** Edna fires two missiles into Helen's suit to showcase its invulnerability. This probably explains why Helen was able to protect her kids when her plane took those anti-air missiles.
** Also, Edna regarding Superheroes with capes, one of the cases of death included the cape being snagged in a jet turbine. At the end of the movie, [[spoiler:the BigBad gets his cape caught on the turbine of his own plane, making the plane explode with him]]
** Also, the Omnidroid: "The only thing that can pierce it is... [[EurekaMoment itself]]".
** Also, Dash and Mr. Incredible playing football. Comes back when [[spoiler:Mr. Incredible throws the remote to Dash.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: Helen's [[ImprovisedParachute parachute]] ability and Dash's ability to [[WalkOnWater run across water]].
* ChekhovsVolcano: Averted. Syndrome's base is built in and around a volcano, but it erupting is never brought up.
* ChewOutFakeOut: Dash gets in trouble for placing a tack on the teacher's chair. Bob, rather than being angry about the prank, is impressed by the fact that Dash managed to avoid being caught on a hidden camera. Helen is not amused.
* ClarkKenting: Bob gets away with disguising his new job [[spoiler: working on Nomanisan Island]] for some time to his whole family, particularly his wife--''another'' super. When Helen fears Bob is having an affair, the effect is ''too'' good, right down to Bob's use of sunglasses as he says goodbye on his last trip. She really ''does'' fear that Bob has changed into some other man.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: The Supers in general are quick to spring into action against big threats, but Mr. Incredible in particular ''needs'' to help other people. He doesn't adapt well to civilian life.
* CityOfAdventure: Municiberg, in the intro sequence.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: KARI...THE BAAAAYBEEEESITTEEEER! *eyetwitch*. Then again, after what she had to put up with [[spoiler:in babysitting Jack Jack]], most people would be a tad deranged.
* ContextSensitiveButton: Syndrome's remote only has four buttons, yet they vary between doing nothing, activating individual limbs, controlling a specific detached claw, and so forth.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Taken to serious and seriously impractical extremes in Syndrome's lair, when Bob has to run and eventually shimmy between two closing walls that are made of lava. Also seen in the initial fight with the Omnidroid, in which Bob gets within ''inches'' of lava without getting burned. A justified trope in the case of Mr. Incredible, however; he's a super and thus resistant to heat damage, and also wearing his brand new super suit.
* CoolCar: In the intro, the Incredimobile.
* CouldSayItBut:
** Bob does this with a woman trying to claim her insurance, when his boss wants him to reject as many claims as possible. He even whispers "Pretend to be upset!" before she walks away, turning on the water works flawlessly.
** For the boss's part, when Bob is being dressed down and asks his boss if he's saying that they shouldn't help people, he answers "The law requires that I say 'no'."
* CloseOnTitle: Although with such artistic end credits, it doesn't ''feel'' like the end.
* CrackOhMyBack: Played straight at first, invoked by Bob to the letter when he throws his back out in the volcano. Hilariously inverted seconds later when the Omnidroid attempts to tear Bob apart... and pulls his spine ''back into'' alignment.
* CrazyPrepared: After Helen sees Jack-Jack's supersuit.
-->'''Helen:''' What on Earth do you think the baby will be doing?!\\
'''Edna:''' Well, I'm sure I don't know, darling. Luck favors the prepared. I didn't know the baby's powers, so I covered the basics.\\
'''Helen:''' Jack-Jack doesn't have any powers!\\
'''Edna:''' Oh? Well, he'll look fabulous anyway.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: [[spoiler: Syndrome was born the day Mr.Incredible refused to allow Buddy to be his sidekick.]]
* CreativeClosingCredits: The various action vignettes surrounding the closing credits are related to the role of the person following each. The title of the Story Supervisor is kept constantly spinning, then is chopped up and reassembled to form the name of the film editor. The name of the Shading Supervisor has a shimmery shadow on the ground.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Syndrome. Who honestly wants to be run through a ''jet turbine''? Feet first!]]
* CrushKillDestroy
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Syndrome made a fortune out of military inventions. [[spoiler:The last part of Syndrome's plan is to sell his inventions to normal people to get rid of the "special people with special powers" meaning of superhero.]]
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
** This, more than any of his weapons, was the secret to Syndrome's success - but would eventually be his undoing as well.
--->'''Syndrome:''' You sly dog! You got me [[EvilGloating monologuing]]! I can't believe it.
** And rather than assume NoOneCouldSurviveThat, as one might do after [[spoiler:your enemy falls hundreds of his feet into the water]], he then throws a grenade, and even after that he sends a probe to search for him in the nearby caves.
** This even extends to some of his ''mooks''. Within seconds of seeing that unarmed children have superpowers, they start reacting to it appropriately, flanking, separating them, and responding to their powers. For example, when Violet turns invisible and hides in water, one mook throws dirt into it to watch for currents revealing her position. They probably have a lot of practice thanks to all the other supers Syndrome hunted down.
* DarkerAndEdgier: With gun violence, {{electric torture}}, [[InterruptedSuicide suicide attempts]], large-scale destruction, bad guys who {{would hurt a child}}, and "[[AntiHero good guys]]" who run from the police and lie to their own families, all in the same film, ''The Incredibles'' may very well be the darkest {{Creator/Pixar}} movie yet. It also uses language that pushes it out of the little-kid category, like "My God", and in the bonus short with Frozone and Mr. Incredible, race is brought up, and the short is described as "crappy".[[Creator/BradBird Brad]]'s history of working on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' really comes through here.
-->"Really, really little kids should not see this movie. They should wait till they get older. We're getting some reactions from people who were disappointed that their four-year-old was a little freaked out by it. Well, I don't want to compromise the intensity in order to please a four-year-old."
* DeadlyDodging: About half of the death toll racked up throughout the movie is ''Dash'' of all people getting mooks to blow themselves up on scenery.
* DeadMansTriggerFinger: Elastigirl kicks one of Syndrome's mooks in the face, and he fires off a few semi-auto rounds as he falls to the floor. One of the bullets [[ShootOutTheLock hits the control panel for the door]] that Elastigirl is stuck in, freeing her.
* DeathBySecretIdentity: [[spoiler:Syndrome learns not only their real identities, but knows where they all live by the end of the movie.]]
* DeathMontage:
** Edna's montage of superheroes killed by their capes.
** [[spoiler: The screens showing the results of the superheroes versus the Omnidroid serves the same purpose as a dramatic DeathMontage]].
* {{Deconstruction}}: Near the start of the movie, many superheroes get into legal trouble because of the collateral damage they cause. However, the guy that sued for a "Ruined suicide" falls under ArtisticLicenseLaw because of real life Good Samaritan Laws.
** To be fair, it isn't specified that he won. His lawsuit just "opened the floodgates" for others to sue.
* DescriptionPorn: Edna's presentation of the costumes she makes for the Parr family. She seems rather down about no longer being able to make super suits, so presumably Edna was very excited to be showing off her work. Also makes for cool visual effects.
-->'''Edna''': Supermodels. Heh! Nothing super about them... spoiled, stupid little stick figures with poofy lips who think only about themselves. Feh! I used to design for '''GODS'''!
* DeskJockey: Mr. Incredible is forced to become one to support his family's normal middle class life and ''hates'' it so much he sneaks a little vigilantism on the side.
* DespairEventHorizon: Mr. Incredible is in a dark place after his family's apparent death.
-->'''Mr. Incredible''': ''(As he's [[NeckLift choking]] Mirage)'' Why are you here? How can you ''possibly'' bring me lower? ''What more can you take away from me!?''
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Mr.Incredible after the super hero ban.
* DieOrFly: Violet finally learns to create large forcefields when jumping at her brother to save him, and Dash is desperately running from guards in flying machines when he finds that he can run on water.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Syndrome [[spoiler: was just a geeky kid who wanted to be a super-sidekick using his gadgetry. After he's rather roughly dismissed by his hero, Mr. Incredible (who was trying to deal with multiple disasters at that particular moment, one of which had been caused by the kid's clumsy attempt to help, and was also on the verge of being late to his own wedding), he goes to the dark side and]] spends his life designing technology so he can ''kill off all the world's superheroes'', take their place, and then eventually [[CutLexLuthorACheck sell his inventions]] so that ''everyone'' can be super, depriving everyone of their uniqueness. He takes special glee in his attempts to kill/abduct Mr. Incredible's wife and kids.
* DivingSave: When Mr Incredible looks about to attack Syndrome in a fit of rage, Mirage shoves him aside and gets caught in Incredible's grip instead. This likely fuels her anger when Syndrome is willing to risk her death to call Incredible's bluff.
* DoNotCallMePaul: 'My name is NOT [[spoiler: BUDDY]]!'
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Mr. Incredible, but only when he's ''really'' stressed. Most of the time he's a complete aversion to this trope, even going so far as to perform delicate tasks and super-strength ones simultaneously.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
** "It's time for their secret identity to become their only identity. Time for them to join us or go away."
** Violet's dialogue during the dinner scene: "Normal? What do '''you''' know about normal? What does '''anyone''' in this family know about normal?! We act normal, I want to '''be''' normal!"
** "Your identity is your most valuable possession. Protect it."
** A giant robot crash-landing and quickly becoming surrounded by tanks. Said robot idles for a few seconds, then sports [[RedEyesTakeWarning bloodshot eye(s)]], extends tentacles and blasts said tanks with [[RayGun cosmic rays]], [[TheIronGiant immediately totaling them. No military firepower can penetrate it.]]
** Although Brad Bird says he never read ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} there are a few plot points that are reminiscent of plots in Watchmen
*** The Government relocating heroes and forcing them into retirement is reminiscent of The Keene Act outlawing vigilantes.
*** Heroes going missing is very reminiscent of [[spoiler:Rorschach's theory that masks are being targeted.]]
*** Edna's exclamation on the dangers of capes is best highlighted in ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} by Dollar Bill who gets his stuck in a revolving door and is shot and killed.
* DontNounMe: Dash's teacher when he can't prove that Dash put the thumbtack in his chair.
-->'''Principal''': Now, Bernie--
-->'''Bernie''': Don't "Bernie" me!
* DoWrongRight: Dash gets sent to the principal's office for using his SuperSpeed to put a tack on the teacher's chair during class. His father is genuinely impressed, especially about how Dash went too fast to be picked up on video. At least as far as the others in the room were concerned, it was also an example of ComicallyMissingThePoint -- primarily because it's clear that Bob's just living vicariously through his son's use of his powers.
* DrillTank: The Underminer rides one of these.
* DrinkingGame: The Incredibles stumble upon some {{Mooks}} having one:
-->'''Mook:''' Every time they run, ya take a shot.
* DropPod: Mr. Incredible is launched out of one of these at one point. Later, the Incredibles improvise one together using an RV and a rocket.
* EarlyBirdCameo: As is standard for Pixar films. Doc Hudson from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' appears in one shot.
* ElectricTorture: Syndrome does this jollies.
* ElementalBaggage: Frozone gets his ice by sucking moisture from the air and his body and multiplies it exponentially. A single sip of water lets him put a fridge-sized block around a guard.
* EmoTeen: Violet, with the hair over her face and the shy, withdrawn attitude.
* EnemyMime: Bomb Voyage, the French MadBomber from the prologue.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** It's one thing to lure adult superheroes to their deaths but ''[[MoralEventHorizon killing children]]''? Even for a FemmeFatale like Mirage, that's a step too far -- [[spoiler:and it contributes to her HeelFaceTurn a few scenes later.]]
** Discussed earlier in the film by Helen's warning to her children, when she says that, unlike the villains on TV, these bad guys have ''no'' standards.
* EveryoneIsASuper: When Syndrome is discussing his plan with a captive Mr. Incredible, he ''almost'' [[TropeNamer names the trope.]] See EvilPlan below.
* EvilGloating: Parodied, discussed, and lampshaded as the heroes mock the villainous habit of 'monologuing'. [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Syndrome even calls out Bob for nearly tricking him into a dangerous monologue.]] This ultimately turns out to be his undoing, however - [[spoiler: after failing to steal Jack-Jack, he takes a moment to gloat about how "this isn't over" and how he will get Incredible's son already, giving Bob enough time to throw a car at him.]]
* EvilLaugh: Done by Syndrome after [[spoiler:he thinks he's killed Bob's family]]. {{Lampshaded}}, but not as blatantly as the "hangings" so as not to distract from the seriousness of the scene. However, in the background, Bob is moving and it's only Mirage's quick action that saves Syndrome. Syndrome gives another one after revealing his full plan to the Parr family.
** Dash gives a rather evil-sounding chuckle when he realizes he can [[WalkOnWater run on water.]]
* EvilPlan: Syndrome's in three steps: [[spoiler:Lure the supers to their doom, pretend to be a super with technology and evil robots, profit by selling the technology to everyone and thereby making it impossible to be a super.]]
* ExpressiveMask: The Parr family and Syndrome have a wide range despite their domino masks.
* {{Expy}}:
** Edna is based on a real-life costume designer for Paramount, Edith Head. Compare [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100817191746/pixar/images/b/b6/Edna_mode2.jpg Edna]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Edith_Head.jpg Edith]]. Many say she was based on Linda Hunt's character Regina Krumm in Altman's 1994 film ''Pret-a-Porter''. There is a serious resemblance, down to her size, her hairstyle, her black dress and her circular glasses!
** If a place can be an expy, than the middle school that Violet attends is one for Corvallis High School in Corvallis, Oregon, where Brad Bird went to high school. This is down to them having the same mascot (the Spartans). However, since the high school building was torn down in 2005 and rebuilt, it's a little hard to see it now.
** The Underminer is almost definitely based on Marvel's the Mole Man, an enemy of the ComicBook/FantasticFour. Rumor has it that the film version of ''Film/FantasticFour'' was going to end in a similar way but it was changed when this movie came out.
** Rick Dicker's look and voice is based on RichardNixon.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Buddy wanted to be a super hero sidkick but became a villain after he was rejected.]]
* FacelessGoons: Though not voiceless. "Okay, every time one of them runs, take a shot." Not entirely faceless, either: Dash knocks the visor off of one in a fight. We even get a ReactionShot of his face before he hits a cliff wall.
* FamilyTitle[=/=]TeamTitle: The Parrs are known as the Incredibles in their superhero ensemble.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler:Mr. Incredible tosses a car at Syndrome causing him to go flying into the engine of his jet plane where his cape gets caught in a propeller and he is slowly pulled into the engine and chopped to pieces]] (granted the moment of death was off-screen it was still pretty gruesome to think about). Earlier in the film, Edna Mode listed a number of superheroes who had met their untimely demise on account of their capes getting hung, [[{{Foreshadowing}} one of which just so happened to get sucked into a jet engine]]. Even more so when you realise that it means that little bits of flesh and blood and bone would be raining down over the neighbourhood for a few minutes afterwards. Also, every time a hovercraft exploded with a Mook inside.
* FastballSpecial: Bob with Helen towards the end.
* FemmeFatale: Mirage, a mysterious and alluring woman who draws Bob into an undercover hero mission.
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** The entire "NO CAPES" sequence, which demonstrates the dangers of having a cape as part of the costume, specifically "''Stratogale!'' April 23rd, '57! Cape caught in a jet turbine!" [[spoiler:Syndrome didn't listen.]]
** Helen's supersuit being able to withstand missiles being fired upon it.
** After Mirage tells Mr. incredible about the Omnidroid, he remarks that it had gotten smart enough to wonder why it had to take orders.
** [[spoiler:The newspaper article in the dinner scene about Simon J. Paladino having gone missing.]]
** [[spoiler:Dash's line in the page quotation above foreshadows Syndrome's plan.]]
* FreezeFrameBonus:
** One can see the attendees of Bob and Helen's wedding in the church pews at the beginning of the movie Edna, Rick Dicker, Gazerbeam, Dynaguy, Stratogale, and Thunderhead.
** You ''can'' see Dash move on the video tape if you keep a keen eye.
* FrivolousLawsuit: A ridiculous number of these force all superheroes into hiding.
* FromMyOwnPersonalGarden: Mr. Incredible eats with Mirage, who points out how everything was grown on the island, thanks to the volcanic soil. This is before Mr. Incredible encounters Syndrome.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler:Buddy, geeky kid, to Syndrome, {{CapeBuster|s}} and HeroKiller.]]
* FunnyBackgroundEvent:
** During the climactic fight against the Omnidroid, the family gets a hold of Syndrome's remote. After the Omnidroid uses a RocketPunch to grab Mr. Incredible...
-->'''Dash:''' ''(pushes button)''\\
'''Mr. Incredible:''' ''(gets tossed into the air by the claw opening)'' Huuwaaugh!
** After Lucius comes and gets Mr. Incredible, Jack-Jack can be seen in the back trying to eat the spit that Lucius froze.
** The argument between Lucius and Honey as the former tries to find his supersuit, with the chaos the Omnidroid is inflicting in the background.
* GadgeteerGenius:
** Syndrome. There seems to be no limit to what he can build; moving walls made of lava.
** Edna is focused exclusively on clothing. Making a onesie that is bulletproof, fireproof and machine washable? That's just warmup for her.
* GenderedOutfit: While all four Incredibles wear similar one piece outfits with a contrasting "gloves, boots and briefs" motif, Helen and Violet's outfits have [[OperaGloves opera "gloves"]], [[ThighHighBoots thigh-high "boots"]] and bikini-shaped "briefs".
* GeniusBruiser: Not explicit, but Mr. Incredible must be very intelligent to master the subtle ins-and-outs of Insuricare, which we see even before he outwits Syndrome's Omnidroid and goes for a delve in the computer network. This fact helps him just as often as his strength does.
* GenreBusting: It's a thriller/horror/action/sci-fi family dramedy satire with [[StuffBlowingUp explosions]].
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan / QuitYourWhining: Edna, when Helen / Elastigirl breaks down after discovering her husband is on a tropical island in the middle of the ocean, assuming he's having an affair. Edna essentially tells her to go get him and kick his ass. (But it ends well.)
-->'''Edna:''' And call me when you get back, darling - I enjoy our visits.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** "Every time they run, take a shot."
-->'''Syndrome:''' Elastigirl? You married ''Elastigirl''? ''[Sees Violet and Dash]'' ...and got ''busy''!
** Syndrome claims the "S" on his outfit stands for sitter, because if if stood for babysitter it would say "BS".
** For a while, Helen thinks Bob is having an affair.
* GloryDays: There's even a magazine cover in Bob's memory room with this as the title.
** And the soundtrack's track for the flashback opener of the film is even named "Glory Days".
** Edna is disdainful of her current job as a fashion designer and is clearly delighted at the prospect of doing more work for Supers:
-->'''Edna''': I ''used'' to design for ''gods''!
* GloryHound: Syndrome's plan is certainly reckless with people and property and all to gratify his ego.
* GlovedFistOfDoom: Syndrome's gravity rays are stored in one and he likes to gesture with it.
* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Strongly implied.
-->'''Syndrome:''' You ''married'' Elastigirl? ... And got ''biz-zay''!
* GoneHorriblyRight: The final version of Syndrome's Omni-Droid is so intelligent that it even recognizes [[spoiler:its own remote control]] as a threat to be destroyed.
* GooGooGodLike: [[spoiler:Jack-Jack has half a dozen superpowers.]]
* GotTheWholeWorldInMyHand: Insuricare's Logo.
* GratuitousFrench: ''Monsieur Incroyable!''
* GrievousHarmWithABody: During the family's first fight as a team they use mooks as weapons against other mooks.
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Played straight (usually for laughs) but also averted with some mooks being DangerouslyGenreSavvy.
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[[folder: H-M]]
* HappilyMarried: Bob and Helen. They love each other and support each other through underground living, superhero withdrawl and a new villain.
* HarmlessFreezing: During the jewelry store scene, Frozone encases a cop in a shroud of ice after the officer mistakes him and Mr. Incredible for burglars. When the cop's friends come in to check on him, he is frozen in place, but his eyes can still be seen moving around freely within the ice.
* HartmanHips: Elastigirl seems to dislike hers. Violet has a more teen-size version.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Mirage.]]
* HeldGaze: Elastigirl and Mr Incredible share a rather long seductive one right after they capture a thief together during the ColdOpen at the beginning of the movie.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Helen/Elastigirl had long, bright red hair when young. Now that she's older, she keeps it short and auburn.
* HeroHarassesHelpers: Mr. Incredible to "Incrediboy" because the latter is distracting the former from a bomber villain.
* HeroicBSOD: Mr. Incredible has a brief one when he thinks his family is dead.
* HeroInsurance: See HilaritySues, below.
* HeroWorshipper: Buddy created his own suit based on Mr.Incredible so he could be the guy's sidekick.
* HesAFriend: When Edna goes through her security system's identity check, a gun drops down in front of Helen, prompting Edna to quickly assure the system that Helen's a guest.
* HilaritySues[=/=]HeroInsurance: One of the main causes for heroes hiding is the damage their battles caused to their surroundings. The immense destruction in the end battle is hardly mentioned because all of it was caused by the Omnidroid itself. The only damages that could be reasonably pinned on the heroes were the office building Mr. Incredible was thrown through, the car Frozone was chucked onto, and the manhole cover Elastigirl pulled up.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Bob [[spoiler:knocks Syndrome into his jet's intake by hurling a car at him -- the one he bought when he was on Syndrome's payroll]]. [[spoiler:Syndrome also got hoisted by making the Omnidroid smart enough to [[GoneHorriblyRight outwit him by destroying his controls]].]]
** Also worth mentioning is Syndrome's callous disregard for Mirage's life when Bob threatens to crush her to death; feeling understandably betrayed, this prompts her to aid the Incredibles in their escape from the island and their pursuit of Syndrome.
* HollywoodGenetics: It's not explained how a blond and a redhead give birth to a child with black hair, although it's possible Violet just dyed hers.
* HollywoodLaw: In actuality, 'Good Samaritan' laws have been passed which specifically protect people from prosecution or lawsuits for damages or injuries that occur when responding to a crime or disaster. In cases like those which open the film, the judge will dismiss the case on the pleadings for failure to state a claim (that is, telling the guy "This isn't something you can sue about") before a jury is even selected.
** Justified in that the opening portion of the movie takes place in the late 1950s. Good Samaritan laws weren't widely adopted until the 1990s. Even today, in many states Good Samaritan laws only cover credentialed medical professionals and first responders, and the exemption from liability they give is limited to very specific scenarios.
** Not to mention that this is an alternate universe where Supers are well-known and relatively common. Good Samaritan laws might not have existed at all in their version of reality, perhaps even ''because'' Supers existed and were expected to take care of everything.
* HollywoodMidLifeCrisis: Bob's character arc is essentially taking him through the superhero version of this. He even buys an [[MidLifeCrisisCar impractically flashy new sports car]] at one point.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Played with when the Parrs are arguing. Worried that the hulking Bob yelling at his much smaller wife might lead to UnfortunateImplications, the writers realized that Helen can even the playing field by growing ''taller'' than Bob.
* HumanPopsicle: The police officer from the jewelry store. Of course, he did tell [[AnIcePerson Frozone]] to [[ExactWords "freeze"]].
%%* HumanShield
* HumongousMecha: Syndrome's Omnidroids are several times taller and more times wider than a big man like Bob Parr.
* HyperAwareness:
** Stretching doesn't seem to be Helen's only power; she has super-vision as well, as she notices an incredibly tiny piece of rubble on Bob's clothes and the detailed stitching on Bob's old super-suit.
** Though not foolproof, Bob's "danger sense" (mentioned in his profile in the DVD extras) lets him anticipate imminent danger... including an angry wife!
* AnIcePerson: Frozone can generate ice: ice prisons, ice projectiles, ice slides, etc.
* IgnoredEnamoredUnderling: Mirage to Syndrome, who not only ignores her affection but feels she is ultimately expendable.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Violet can't stand having powers and wants to be a muggle like her classmates. [[spoiler: Then the AdrenalineMakeover makes her realize how awesome she is when she has confidence and uses her powers to help and protect her family.]]
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Syndrome, despite the fact that, through use of his incredible intelligence and advanced technology, ''could'' make himself a super without having to go into villainy.
* ImYourBiggestFan: Buddy to Mr. Incredible, word for word. [[invoked]]
* ImpairmentShot: Mr. Incredible's [=POV=]: Mirage walks in on him as his vision and consciousness are taken out by the squishy black things that hit him upon setting off Syndrome's intruder alert.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Edna makes bullet proof clothing stylzed heroic red with a tracking device.
* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit: Defied by Edna Mode, a superhero costume designer who refuses to include capes for safety reasons.
* ImprobableHairstyle: Syndrome's onion head.
* ImprobableParkingSkills: Mr. Incredible first lands a falling van right on the highway, then proceeds to veer so sharply that it rolls over several times before stopping perfectly in a parking space.
* IndyEscape: When Mr. Incredible fights the Omnidroid for the first time on the island, the robot shortly tries to crush him by retracting its members into a perfect sphere and rolling through the jungle. Mr. Incredible does the sensible thing and jumps out of the way, but the Omnidroid is a learning robot, and so somehow steers its sphere form towards him.
* IndyPloy:
** Helen is able to do this very well. It helps that besides being the mother that needs to balance, control, and maintain her family, she can adjust herself in various ways to accommodate her own plans.
** Bob is a straighter example of this. His own experiences as a hero aside, working with and being married to Helen probably contributed to his ability to think fast and adapt to situations quickly.
* InfantImmortality: Noted with Helen giving her children the cold facts that the bad guys [[AvertedTrope WILL kill them]] if given the chance.
* InHarmsWay: Bob loves the dangerous superhero life so much he buys a police scanner and lies to his wife so he can look for baddies to beat up.
* InjuryBookend: The out-of-shape Mr. I hurts his back while laughing about his easy defeat of the first [=OmniDroid=]. When it immediately comes back for round two, he can't fight properly, and it grabs him and tries to pull him in half. Instead it ''fixes'' his back, at which point he [[CurbStompBattle curbstomps the thing]].
* InkSuitActor:
** Creator/SamuelLJackson animated as-is to create Lucius/Frozone.
** Mr. Incredible/Bob Parr's facial features are based on a cross between Craig T. Nelson's face and a greek hoplite's helmet.
** Helen/Elastigirl isn't too far off from Holly Hunter.
** Gilbert Huph and actor Wallace Shawn look fairly similar, too.
** An unintentional, yet hilarious example: Gilbert Huph also looks a lot like German comedian Herbert Feuerstein - who was promptly hired as his voice actor in the German dub.
* InspirationNod: While the powers parallel with the ComicBook/FantasticFour came about accidentally from the PersonalityPowers and the "superhero-as-family" parallel was inevitable since the FF codified it, they still gave it a nod by having the final villain The Underminer be a CaptainErsatz of the Fantastic Four's first villain The Mole Man.
* InstantAIJustAddWater: The cover story for Mr. Incredible's first mission is that this had happened to the Omnidroid.
* {{Invisibility}}: Violet's can vanish without a trace.
-->'''Edna''': ''Your daughter's suit will disappear as completely as she does.''
* IronicEcho:
** "I work alone." In a visual echo, the first time we see the family using their powers together, they are fighting with each other until interrupted by Frozone. The next time, they are fighting with Syndrome's goons until interrupted by Syndrome.
** Elastigirl telling Dash the quote on the top of this page. Syndrome says the same thing when telling Mr. Incredible of his plan to sell his tech to the people.
** [[spoiler:"I am your biggest fan."]]
* IronicName: Parr means "average" which is Something the Parrs definitely are not.
* IslandBase: [[PunnyName Nomanisan Island]].
* ItsAllAboutMe: [[spoiler: As a boy, Syndrome constantly pesters Mr. Incredible and implores him to let him be his sidekick. When he tries to show his skills, and almost gets killed doing so, the resulting damage leads to a widespread SuperRegistrationAct which forces Mr. Incredible into retirement and hiding. Yet years later, Syndrome still has the gall to say ''he'' got the short end of the stick.]]
* IWorkAlone: Bob, before raising a family that also had superpowers.
* JadedWashout: Bob Parr, after being forced into retirement.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Mr. Incredible just can't give up superheroing, even when he's supposed to be retired, so naturally he's going to jump at a chance to mangle a rogue robot.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d. Both the heroes and villains dub it "monologuing".
* JustPlaneWrong: Averted, as Helen's radio dialog is accurate.[[note]]Aside from the tail number (assuming, of course, that it was supposed to be an American-registered aircraft...)[[/note]]
* KarmaHoudini: Despite helping track down and murder dozens of superheroes, absolutely nothing happens to [[spoiler:Mirage in the end.]] Slightly justified when [[spoiler:she helps the Incredibles get back to the mainland.]]
* KickTheDog:
** Mr. Huph sees a man being beaten and mugged right outside his office window, then smiles and says "Let's hope we don't cover him!" And threatens to ''fire'' Bob if he tries to help.
** Syndrome was willing to call Mr. Incredible's bluff, with Mirage's life on the line, [[spoiler: effectively [[HeelFaceTurn turning her against him]]]].
* {{Killer Robot}}s: The Omnidrones are Hero killers.
* KubrickStare: Attempted a few times by Syndrome, but it's nothing compared to Bob ''maintaining the look'' for the entire sequence with Mr. Huph and the robbery outside the building.
* LampshadeHanging: Much of it.
** How villains love to monologue.
** How TheCape style heroes don't like killing.
** Evil people won't hesitate to kill children.
** Et cetera.
* LanternJawOfJustice:
** There's nothing we can say about Mr. Incredible's chin that the picture at the top of the page doesn't.
** Syndrome has one as well, but he's evil.
* LargeHam:
** "I am '''''Syndrome''''', your '''''nemesis!''''' And... [inadvertently throws Mr. Incredible out of sight] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny oh,]] ''[[SarcasmMode brilliant]]''."
** The Underminer shows signs of this as well.
-->"I am beneath you! But NOTHING is beneath ME!!!"\\
"I hereby declare war on PEACE and HAPPINESS!"
** Dash's teacher is a less super-villainous example:
-->"Coincidence? ''I think '''NOT'''!!!!''
** Wallace Shawn, as per usual.
--> "[[IncomingHam PAAAA]]''[[IncomingHam AAA]]'''''[[IncomingHam AAA]]''''''''[[IncomingHam AAAARRRRRRRR!]]'''''
* LarynxDissonance:
** Director Brad Bird voices Edna. This wasn't originally intended, but producers thought his "scratch", or guidance performance, was good enough. This happens frequently at {{Pixar}}. According to commentary, Brad Bird initially wanted someone else (Lily Tomlin) to voice Edna Mode. When he called her and gave a demonstration of what he wanted the voice to sound like, she laughed and asked him what he needed her for. He already had the voice down!
** Played with in the Italian [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ONcf3He3Sk dub]] (and the French dub as well), where the voice actor is a woman ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanda_Lear Amanda Lear]]) known for her distinctly deep and masculine voice.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Thanks to his KickTheDog, [[spoiler:Mirage does a MookFaceTurn in favor of the merciful Mr. Incredible.]]
* LavaAddsAwesome: Syndrome's island base includes a dining room with walls of flowing lava for decoration.
* LeftStuckAfterAttack: The Omni Droid pulls a very temporary version. It misses a strike at Mr. Incredible and drives its claw into a cliff, and immediately yanks it out and flexes the claw to burst the chunk of rock that came with.
* LicensedGame: There are two: The one that is an action-adventure adaptation of the movie suitably stretched out on Nomanisan Island and starring the whole family, and a sequel beat-em-up game called Rise of the Underminer starring Mr. Incredible and Frozone.
* LineOfSightName: [[AllThereInTheManual According to Dynaguy]], one of the heroes killed by their cape, he got his name while eating at a diner and sounding out words.
* LittleStowaway: Dash and Violet sneak aboard their mother's plan whens he flies to Syndrome's EvilLair.
* LivingLegend: At the start of the story, the supers are all GoldenAge heroes and perfectly happy to be celebrities. This quickly bites them in the tush when normals start suing them.
* LookMaNoPlane: The folly of doing this is shown during the "no capes" montage in which a female hero flying by a jetliner and waving at a kid is sucked into the engine when her cape gets caught.
* LoonyFan: Buddy is hyperactive and over-eager and generally in competent. Mr.Incredible would much prefer his "Biggest Fan" to go somewhere else.
* LordErrorProne: Syndrome when he's trying to be a superhero.
* MadBomber: Bomb Voyage.
* MagicPants: Jack-Jack's diaper does ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' travel with him when he teleports.
* ManlyTears: Mr. Incredible holds up fine under torture, but breaks down and sobs like a baby when he is led to believe that [[spoiler:Syndrome killed Helen and the children. (They turn out to be all right.)]]
* MeaningfulEcho:
** The page quotes, as paraphrased by Syndrome later on:
-->'''Syndrome:''' And when I'm old and I've had my fun, [[spoiler:I'll sell my inventions so that ''everyone'' can have powers! ''Everyone'' can be super! And when everyone's super, (EvilLaugh) no one will be.]]
** "We're superheroes. [[TemptingFate What could happen?]]"
* MeaningfulName: Many.
** The Parr family. "Par" means average or adequate, contrasting with "Incredible".
** Violet can be taken to refer to ultraviolet light (which is beyond normal human visual acuity and is therefore ''invisible''). Also, a "ShrinkingViolet" refers to someone who is very shy or timid, which Violet tends to be until she TakesALevelInBadass.
** Dash, [[SuperSpeed dashes about]].
** Jack-Jack can be read as a reference to a jack of all trades, which he certainly appears to be.
** Syndrome [[spoiler:is Buddy "Pine", as in "I cry because I can't be your friend". In addition, he has the same initials as Mr. Incredible: '''B'''ob '''P'''arr and '''B'''uddy '''P'''ine. He also has a bad case of hero's '''syndrome'''.]]
** Edna Mode: 'Mode' means 'fashion' in several languages.
** Mirage is not what she appears to be at first glance.
** Nomanisan Island ([[http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/no-man-is-an-island.html No man is an island]]), which ties into the film's themes of teamwork and family. Attempted in the Spanish translation, where the island is known as Isla Palos Locos ("Crazy Sticks Island", but can also be read as ''Isla Pa'los Locos'', "Island For The Crazy").
* TheMenInBlack[=/=]MemoryWipingCrew. Rick Dicker of the National Supers Agency is a world-weary version.
* MidLifeCrisisCar: It's no coincidence that one of the first thing Bob does when he starts earning more money through covert superhero work is buy himself a flashy and impractical new sports car.
* MilitariesAreUseless: At the end, when the [[spoiler: [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Giant Omnidroid]] attacks some random cities]], the army's response is basically "send some guys attack it with tanks [[FiveRoundsRapid and submachine-guns]], [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere then run]]!"
* MilkingTheGiantCow:
** Syndrome does this with hilarious results as he wears an ArmCannon shooting a beam of energy that suspends his target in mid-air.
-->"I am '''Syndrome!''' Your '''nemesis!''' And... ''(throws his arms up, hurling Mr. Incredible out of sight)'' Oh, ''brilliant''."
** Later Syndrome stops a fuel truck falling on a woman and her child. Once again he does his dramatic introduction, sending the fuel truck flying over his shoulder where it explodes in a ball of flame.
* AMillionIsAStatistic: ''Averted''. [[spoiler:The scene when Mr. Incredible learns that Syndrome has killed ''dozens'' of supers. Most of them aren't established characters, but the scene is treated as appropriately horrific]].
* MisfitMobilizationMoment: When the Parrs fight together against Syndrome's {{Mooks}}.
* MistakenForCheating: Helen believes Bob is cheating on her with Mirage. He isn't.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Syndrome does a great deal to push Mirage along.
* MonsterProtectionRacket: [[spoiler:Syndrome's original plan.]]
* MoodWhiplash: It's a funny movie about superheroes... until you see the ''dead'' one.
* {{Mooks}}: Syndrome has a bunch on them on his island and they're more competent than the standard because they were trained to kill supers.
* MookFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Mirage switches sides after Syndrome shows his little he values her life.]]
* MultipleDemographicAppeal: As expected from a Pixar film; superhero fun action for the kids ''and'' stuff that their parents would get.
* MundaneUtility:
** The Parr's homelife in a nutshell -- Helen finds a way to apply her superpowers to nearly every household chore despite her oft-expressed desire to live a normal life. Related to PowerPerversionPotential, having an elastic body probably came in very handy during the pregnancies. (For that matter, a rubbery woman is the least likely for Bob to accidentally crush with his strength).
** Inverted in one brief scene, when Helen realizes (much to her chagrin) that in spite all the cool stuff that she can do with her stretching powers...[[WeightWoe she can't control the size of her butt]].
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[[folder: N-S]]
* TheNapoleon: Mr. Huph, Bob's boss at Insuracare. He clearly gets a buzz out of humiliating the extremely tall Bob and forcing him to comply with his authority.
* NarratingTheObvious: "The remote controls the robot!" Justified in that the audience knows it but Violet and Dash did not know about the remote and she was telling him.
* NeckLift: Bob uses it often.
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore:
--> '''Bob''': [[IncrediblyLamePun ICE of you to drop by!]]
--> '''Lucius''': HAH! [[DeadpanSnarker ...Never heard that one before...]]
* NeverBeAHero: What Buddy thinks Mr. Incredible is telling him.
* NeverSayDie: Averted. Helen is very clear to her children about what will happen if the bad guys catch them.
* NeverTrustATrailer: Like other trailers for Pixar films, the trailer is basically a sketch that doesn't appear in the film, but the trailer is also deliberately misleading in that it changes all the memorabilia in Bob's office to indicate that he has always worn the red Mr. Incredible suit, as opposed to the blue one.
* NeverMyFault: Syndrome's motivation falls kind of flat when you realize that even though Mr. Incredible told him he worked alone, [[spoiler: Buddy had distracted him repeatedly, let Bomb Voyage escape, and had ''nearly gotten killed'' because he repeatedly tried to "help". ]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: After Mr. Incredible throws out his back in his first fight against Syndrome's Omnidroid, the robot's attempt to pull him apart straightens his back right back out. CurbStompBattle ensues. [[spoiler: Syndrome's whole plan, to bring Mr. Incredible out of retirement in order to kill him, makes him a better superhero now then he was in his prime, and bringing his whole family together makes them a formidable group.]]
* NoDoubtTheYearsHaveChangedMe: Syndrome reveals himself to be [[spoiler:an old fan of Mr. Incredible turned]] supervillain.
* NoFlowInCGI:
** With one exception particular to this film: Violet's long hair required Pixar's engineers to write advanced custom software to get it right, and was one of the first challenges they tackled when making the film, since they knew they would need as much time as they could get to cope with unforeseen problems.
** The commentary discusses a scene where Edna reaches her hand through Incredible's old super suit and out the hole in the sleeve. It was not an easy task for the animators.
** The creators also expressed their exasperation in the commentary for the scene where Elastigirl and the kids fall into the ocean.
* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: Averted; it is explicitly shown that Syndrome put his Omnidroid through ''many'' prototypes so each new version could kill whichever superhero beat the old version. [[spoiler:By the time he got to Mr. Incredible, its only true flaw was one he couldn't correct for: its alloy was invulnerable to everything but itself. Syndrome instead compensated by making the next version significantly stronger and faster so Mr. Incredible wouldn't have a chance to exploit that flaw, and he scaled it up ''again'' for the final battle. Even with four other supers are backup, the only reason they were able to beat it is because they had a remote that could (unreliably) control its limbs.]]
* NoSell: A quick moment when Mr. Incredible throws a rock at the Omnidroid, and it doesn't do anything. It promptly begins chucking boulders at him.
* NoSuchThingAsHR: While Bob gets in trouble for punching his boss through a wall, it's for using superpowers rather than punching his boss through a wall. Presumably the government had a hand in smoothing things over.
* NotAGame
-->'''Elastigirl:''' Remember the bad guys, on those [[SaturdayMorningCartoon shows you used to watch on Saturday mornings?]] [[WellThisIsNotThatTrope Well, these guys are not like those guys]]. They won't [[WouldntHurtAChild exercise restraint]] because you're children. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis They. Will.]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Kill]]'' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis you]] if they get the chance. Do NOT give them that chance.
* NotGoodWithRejection: Buddy Pine makes this absolutely clear to Mr. Incredible after being refused by him as his sidekick, Incrediboy, and [[spoiler: changed into Syndrome.]]
* NotNowKiddo: Not now Dash and Violet, you can set us free ''after'' Dad has his epiphany.
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: Averted. At the beginning, Mr. Incredible's attempt to stop a would-be jumper (when he's already fallen a good ten stories) is to stop his fall, ''hard''. The jumper's neck ends up broken, and he sues Mr. Incredible for it. At the end: [[spoiler:when catching a falling Jack-Jack, Elastigirl stretches her arms out to slow down his velocity, before turning into a parachute.]]
* NotUsingTheZWord: The word "superhero" is hardly used, but instead they're called "supers". Possibly because Marvel and DC claim a joint trademark (not copyright) on the former.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Mirage tells Bob his family survived Syndrome's missiles, and Bob is so grateful for the news that he gives Mirage a great big hug and right at that moment, Helen, who fears Bob was having an affair, walks in to rescue him.
* NuclearFamily: The protagonists; two parents, two kids (boy and girl) and a new baby.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Mr. Huph.
-->'''Mr. Huph:''' ''[[BotheringByTheBook They're penetrating the bureaucracy!]]''
** Also this gem of a line:
-->'''Bob Parr:''' Are you saying we ''shouldn't'' help our customers?!
-->'''Mr. Huph:''' The law requires that I answer "No."
* OhCrap:
** The {{Mook}} in the trailer gets a good one right before Mr. Incredible goes to town on his whole squad.
** Mr. Incredible gets one of his own in the film [[spoiler:when the Omnidroid notices him with Syndrome's remote and promptly stomps on him.]]
** Also Bob's reaction just after he loses his temper and punches Mr. Huph through the wall-- he realizes he's just blown his superhero cover ''and'' he's going to get fired. Also, Huph's reaction when Bob grabs him around the throat right before that happens.
** Bob had another reaction when [[spoiler:a transmission of Helen requesting landing at Nomanisan plays and Syndrome orders missiles to be fired at the plane.]] Then ''again'' by Bob in the same scene, [[spoiler: when Helen mentions that [[AdultFear there are children on board the plane.]] Mirage shares this reaction.]]
** Bob gives this reaction when he gives Helen the slip of doing some heroic action under the guise of bowling with Lucius.
** Dash and mook: Dash sees they're going to hit a wall and leaps for his life... the mook realises seconds later but is just not quick enough.
* OlderHeroVsYoungerVillain: Bob Parr, father of a teenager, and Syndrome, still a young man.
* OldSuperhero: As a minor theme: Both Elastigirl and Mr. Incredible notice themselves getting out of shape, and Mr. Incredible puts himself through personal training to become physically fit again.
* OneBookAuthor: This is Sarah Vowell's only film role.
* OneDialogueTwoConversations: Briefly before fighting the Omnidroid, Bob tells Helen to stay back to protect the kids. She thinks he's trying to prove something, when really he's still reeling from their near deaths earlier and is simply scared for their safety.
* OnlyOneFemaleMold: A subtle background example. Edna Mode's design studio has three body type mannequins to model her clothes on: huge buff dude, medium-sized buff dude, and ImpossibleHourglassFigure.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Okay, it's not really a demon, but at the end of the movie [[spoiler:Jack Jack's powers include setting himself on fire, turning into heavy brimstone, and transforming into ''the freaking baby devil''. It's likely they are homages to a famous superhero with similar powers, i.e., [[ComicBook/FantasticFour The Human Torch]], ComicBook/SilverSurfer, and [[{{Etrigan}} The Demon]]]]. Or he could just be an {{Expy}} of the Super-Skrull.
* OutrunTheFireball: Dash had to use his SuperSpeed to get himself and Violet safely out of the cave when Syndrome launched his rocket.
* PapaWolf: Bob Parr, despite being TheCape, just might kill you if you threaten his family.
* ParentalBonus: Every single instance of Helen dragging Robert back into the house after he shaped up. Most obvious one, the scene where only her arms are to be seen...
-->'''Syndrome:''' You married ''Elastigirl?'' ... And got (shakes hips) BI-ZAY!\\\
'''Frozone:''' ''(while Syndrome's robot is attacking the city)'' We are talking about the greater good!\\
'''Honey:''' I am your WIFE! I am the greatest GOOD you're EVER going to get!"
* PeekABooCorpse: Mr. Incredible unexpectedly comes face-to-face with the mortal remains of [[spoiler:Gazerbeam]] while on the run from Syndrome.
* PeekABangs: Violet hides behind her hair due to a ShrinkingViolet nature. [[spoiler: At the end of the movie, she's wearing a bandanda to keep it out of her eyes.]]
* PersonalityPowers: Violet, the shy and insecure teenager, can become invisible and project shields. Hot-headed and high-spirited Dash has super speed. NighInvulnerable Bob has immense stubbornness and a big heart to go with his SuperStrength. [[RubberMan Helen]] is a partial aversion of this -- she's capable of great multitasking and organization, but she's not nearly as "flexible" as her husband would like.
* PostClimaxConfrontation: [[spoiler:The family defeats Syndrome and they are heading home; when they arrive, they find out that Syndrome has abducted their youngest son Jack-Jack, so they must rescue him and defeat Syndrome again.]]
* [[CoversAlwaysLie Posters Always Lie]]: Contrary to the poster above, [[spoiler: Jack-Jack]] is never shown in the super suit designed by Edna Mode.
* PowerPerversionPotential: See ParentalBonus above and ''explicitly'' shown in one scene, where Helen uses her elastic arms to pinch her husband's butt from across the room.
* ProductPlacement: Frozone uses Hai Karate aftershave -- a real-life [[TheSixties 1960s]] brand.
* PropheticNames: Dashiell Robert Parr, nicknamed "Dash." A speedster. Somebody really shoulda seen that coming.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Mr. Huph kind of deserved it, but Bob still gets fired for punching him across his office and through a wall.
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: Dash uses speed to get a lot of blows on a Mook, who shrugs them off and punches Dash off of his glider with one blow. This turns out to be a good thing, as the glider then crashes. However, the "uh oh" part didn't come from Dash realizing the mook was shrugging off the punches -- he was distracted by the cliff face the glider was on a collision course with.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis
-->'''Helen:''' THIS IS NOT! ABOUT! YOU!\\
'''Dash:''' DON'T! TOUCH! MY! SISTER!\\
'''Lucius:''' WHERE! IS! MY! SUPER! SUIT?!
* PunnyName:
** Nomanisan Island.
** Also, the now-deceased hero Fironic.
* PsychopathicManchild: Although dangerous and murderous, Syndrome is a very childish man; he's immature, excitable, petulant, irresponsible, prone to mood swings, obsessed with gadgets and 'toys', and spiteful. His entire motivation stems from an admittedly wounding and hurtful but still relatively minor slight he suffered when he was a child.
* RaceLift: Frozone in the special features' ClutchCargo knockoff cartoon. He is '''furious''' about it.
-->'''Frozone:''' Wait a second, what's this? Is that me?... I'm white! They made me a white guy?\\
'''Mr. Incredible:''' You're... You're... [[ButNotTooBlack black...ish...]]\\
'''Frozone:''' They made me a white guy!\\
'''Mr. Incredible:''' Well... Maybe the print's faded. You're tan. ...-ish?\\
'''Frozone:''' Wait, wait, wait. Is that supposed to be me? I sound like a, a... A what? A beatnik! Yeah, that's it, I sound like a beatnik!\\
'''Mr. Incredible:''' It was meant to sound cool!\\
'''Frozone:''' Well, it doesn't sound cool, and it doesn't sound like me. [[Creator/SamuelLJackson I sound cool. And if it sounded like me, it would sound cool]].
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Dash is surprised (and delighted) when he discovers he can use superspeed for machine gun punching.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Rick Dicker is supremely competent at his job, genuinely cares about Bob and his family, and is willing to use his bureaucratic powers on their behalf.
* RecklessSidekick: Incrediboy could have picked a different day to make his pitch; when there wasn't a mad bomber and a suicide around.
* {{Reconstruction}}: While it has Deconstructive elements, it also turns the Tropes around, such as switching traits with heroes and villains, as well as correcting past mistakes.
* RedIsHeroic: The family's new costumes, by Edna Mode, are red.
* RefusedByTheCall: Buddy wants to step up as "Incrediboy"! but Mr.Incredible is not interested.
* RepetitiveName: Jack-Jack. (Well, he is a toddler, it's probably not his real name).
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Violet can't make her clothes invisible so needs a special suit, and Dash's suit is made to be friction-resistant, suggesting he can't run quite as fast in ordinary clothes without destroying them.
* RetiredBadass:
** Elastigirl and Mr. Incredible. For a while. She adapts pretty well, he's not so happy about it.
** Edna, who is apparently doing ordinary fashion design with shows in Milan when Bob comes to see her. She leaps at the chance to design for "gods" again.
* {{Retraux}}: The interviews at the beginning are on a smaller screen with various artefacts, designed to make the footage look older. This contrasts with the smooth "15 years later" look of most of the film.
* RewindReplayRepeat: Bernie, the teacher, does it with a video in an attempt to prove Dash is putting tacks in his chair.
* RubberMan: Elastigirl, with some ''heavily'' implied PowerPerversionPotential. How else do you think she can... *ahem* "HANDLE"... Mr. Incredible?
* RunningGag: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. This is the only Pixar movie to date not to feature the Pizza Planet Truck.
* SassyBlackWoman: Frozone's wife sasses him about his super suit.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Syndrome when [[spoiler:Jack-Jack goes demon-baby, pulls out his hair. Also, just as he's about to die]]. Foreshadowed when Syndrome is taunting Mr. Incredible at his island base.
* SelfServingMemory: When Syndrome guilts Mr. Incredible into thinking he was wrong to have [[spoiler: rejected him as a sidekick]], his memory of the event differs from the actual one. [[spoiler:As he remembers it, Mr. Incredible flat-out rejected him. In the actual event, said rejection took place when he was busy with Bomb Voyage, and Mr. Incredible had made it clear before then that Buddy had gone too far in his fanboying.]]
* SequelHook: The Underminer rises from below the city streets at the end of the film; the Parr family reacts by all masking up. [[spoiler:Even Jack-Jack]]. Ultimately, ''The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer'' was made into a video game.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Violet's crush Tony only appears in two scenes, and mainly exists to demonstrate ''her'' character development over the course of the movie.
* ShootOutTheLock: When her body is trapped between several doors, Helen kicks a mook, causing him to spray bullets everywhere. A couple hit the locking mechanism and release it.
* ShortLivedAerialEscape: Jet explosion, actually.
* ShoutOut:
** Bob is held in room [[{{Pixar}} A113]].
** Dash vs. the speeders calls back the StarWars Endor speeder bike chase. He also uses some "swing on a vine" tricks similar to what the Ewoks pulled off against the Empire. Speaking of Star Wars, the scene where Mr. Incredible chokes Mirage [[spoiler:for betraying him and having him locked up by Syndrome]] can be seen as a reference to Chewbaca choking Lando [[spoiler:for betraying the Rebels to Darth Vader.]]
** The call-sign of Helen's plane is "India Golf Niner-Niner", or "IG 99", referencing ''TheIronGiant'', director Brad Bird's previous film. ''TheIronGiant'' -- "I.G." -- came out in '99.
** During Bob's first visit to the island, as he runs through the jungle searching for the "escaped" robot, there's a shot-for-shot from ''Predator'' of him stepping off a ledge and descending into a valley, and many of the other scenes during that segment are also at least highly similar to ones from that same movie.
** Syndrome entitled his project "Kronos", which is the name of a 1957 film featuring a giant killer robot. In Greek Myth, it's titled the 'all devouring' and eats his children, the Olympians (except for Zeus, of course), and in other words, killing. What do those Omnidroids (the all devouring,) do to the superheroes (the Olympians)? So, Kronos=Omnidroid, Olympians=Supers, and (in a way,) Zeus=Bob.
** The interiors of Syndrome's base look like those of the "Liparus" and "Atlantis" in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', as well as Blofeld's volcano base in ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''. The scene of Mr. Incredible leaning on the balcony railing is from ''Film/DrNo''. Furthermore, Michael Giacchino's soundtrack would have fit perfectly in a James Bond film -- the opening fanfare is a SuspiciouslySimilarSong to the theme from ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''. (Brad Bird initially wanted John Barry himself to do the score, but he was unavailable.) [[note]] They used the ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' theme in at least one of the trailers. [[/note]]
** Many of the costumes on display in Edna Mode's studio are shout outs to Marvel super heroes, including Captain America, the Fantastic Four, and Crystal of The Inhumans.
** The Omnidroid's vizor and rotating blade-hands makes it bare a striking resemblance to Maximillian from ''Film/TheBlackHole''.
** Frozone's power set and method of locomotion is based on Iceman of the ''ComicBook/XMen''.
** Jack-Jack Parr -- get it? [[TheTonightShow Jack Parr]].
** The rolling giant robot-ball and the closing flame curtains both recall ''Franchise/IndianaJones''.
** The mascot of the middle school that Violet attends -- a Spartan -- is the same as Brad Bird's high school, Corvallis High School. The design of the high school is also what CHS used to look like (it was bulldozed and rebuilt in 2005)
** Syndrome's submarine resembles [[Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} Black Manta]].
** Elastigirl finds out her husband has been keeping secrets from her, doing hero-work behind her back, and follows him into enemy territory, determined to find him no matter what the obstacles or dangers involved, requiring her to stealthily sneak among troops of {{Mooks}} like a {{ninja}} -- exactly what Marguerite Blakeney does in the SuperHero TropeCodifier ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel''. Marguerite and Elastigirl also both have a daughter named Violet.
** The ship that Syndrome's robot flies into the city in (and, to an extent, the robot itself) is modeled on Dr. Zin's "The Robot Spy" on ''JonnyQuest''.
** Also, Dash channels [[PunchOut Little Mac]] in a fistfight with one of the goons on their speeder.
** "You are my greatest adventure..." ''My Greatest Adventure'' was the DC comic that introduced the Comicbook/DoomPatrol.
** Someone on Youtube commented to Mr. Incredible that "WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} wants his costume design back". [[note]] So he can give it back to ''Comicbook/{{Madman}}''. [[/note]]
** [[{{Mole Men}} The Underminer]], the villain that appears at the very end of the movie, is extremely similar to the first villain another certain [[Franchise/{{Fantastic Four}} superhero family]] fight on their very first published comic.
*** The Parr family is itself a homage to the Fantastic Four: Bob has the Thing's strength minus his stone-like appearance, Helen has Mr. Fantastic's stretching ability, Violet can turn invisible and generate forcefields like the Invisible Woman, and Dash has the Human Torch's arrogantly cocky personality. [[spoiler: And baby Jack-Jack can set himself on fire like the Torch.]] [[spoiler: Jack-Jack]] also seems to be based off Franklin Richards, son of Reed and Susan Richards of the ComicBook/FantasticFour, whose powers basically extend to whatever he likes. Also, Mrs. Incredible? Elastic? It's an obvious shout-out to the name and powers of Mister Fantastic. And the shout-out is reciprocated in [[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Marvel Super Heroes]], in which Richards turns himself into a parachute to catch his partners and says, "I saw this in a movie once."
** In the end, the shot of Mr. Incredible pulling his shirt apart, revealing his superhero emblem, is exactly like ''Film/{{Superman}}''.
** The end [[spoiler: when Jack-Jack manifests powers for the first time in the movie]] pays homage to the [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Human Torch]] (someone becoming a human fireball), [[Comicbook/XMen Colossus]] (someone turning his skin to super-dense metal at will) and Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk (someone turning into a monstrous alter-ego when angry).
** The TV/VCR in the principal's office of Dash's school strongly resembles a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predicta Philco Predicta]]. JohnLasseter has one in his office.
** The entire "No capes!" policy seems to be a nod to a minor occurrence in ''Comicbook/Watchmen'', where a character got shot after his cape got stuck in a revolving door during a bank robbery.
* ShownTheirWork: Helen's radio-speak is realistic. In the commentary Brad Bird points out how Mark Andrews wrote the script using military language used in emergencies, and that Helen's voice actor (Holly Hunter) insisted on knowing exactly what everything she was saying meant. "VFR on top" indicates she is flying in the regime of Visual Flight Rules 'on top' of a cloud cover. She then requests vectors to the "initial", the initial landing approach. "Angels 10" is her altitude call - ten thousand feet. "Track east" is her current direction of travel from her current position. Her "buddy-spiked" mayday is US Air Force code, as a warning not to fire, given to an aircraft who has radar lock on a friendly - in this case, Helen was referring to the missiles she thought were fired by friendlies. "Transmitting in the Blind Guard" is a call on the emergency frequency where 2-way communication has not been established.
** The only snag was substituting the aircraft's tail number from the "proper" [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_registration#United_States N-number]] so that it could be a ShoutOut.
* ShrinkingViolet: [[MeaningfulName Violet, who else?]]
* ShutUpHannibal: Mr. Incredible cuts off [[spoiler:Syndrome's WeWillMeetAgain speech]] by throwing a car at him.
* ShutUpKiss: Mr. Incredible gives this to Elastigirl.
* SinisterGeometry: The Omnidroid.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: When Helen walks in [[NotWhatItLooksLike on Bob and Mirage hugging]].
--> '''Mirage''': (politely) Oh, hello! You must be Mrs. Incre- (Gets sucker punched out)
* SlasherSmile: [[http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/incredibles-4.jpg The look on Syndrome's face when he]] [[spoiler:abducts Jack-Jack]].
* SleepCute: Non-romantic version, with bickering siblings Violet and Dash.
* SlowElectricity [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Syndrome, who designed his office to light up dramatically in this very way.
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: Mr. Skipperdoo, the rabbit sidekick from the in-universe cartoon "Mr. Incredible and Friends" included as a DVD extra.
* SmugSuper:
** Handsome Jack in the DVD bonus material.
** Bob pre-SuperRegistrationAct has shades of this but ultimately is benevolent.
** Syndrome would be one if his plan succeeded.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The movie averts this by being demographically balanced (main cast: two female, two male; supporting cast: one each; villains: one each). Also, each of the adult females are shown to be independently competent, and the main villain finds out that treating his female ally like an expendable resource [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal will have consequences]].
* SnowMeansCold: Averted; Frozone can't use his powers when the air is too arid. The same scene establishes that he can use his powers provided he's getting moisture from somewhere; either the air around him, or his body's own reserves (except that there in that burning building, well, all the heat was making him dehydrated).
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* SphereFactor: Violet's spherical force field and Dash's running combine to make a pretty good weapon.
* SpiderSense: Mr. Incredible has this power, which is listed among his abilities [[AllThereInTheManual in the DVD extras]]. He demonstrates it during the opening sequence when he realizes something's wrong shortly before Bomb Voyage blows the wall open, and later on when the first Omnidroid is behind him.
* SpiderTank: The Omnidroid is a big black ball with legs coming out all sides.
* StaringKid: An unnamed one on a tricycle. After [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTX51OzGndw seeing Mr. Incredible lift his car]] in a fit of rage, he starts regularly coming to the Incredible family's driveway in hopes of seeing such feats again. [[spoiler:He's there to witness the family defeat Syndrome and have their house blown up.]]
-->'''Staring Kid''': '''''THAT WAS TOTALLY WICKED!!!'''''
* StartOfDarkness: Shown in a flashback on how Mr. Incredible giving Buddy, [[StrawFan his #1 fan]], the cold shoulder eventually [[spoiler: turned him into Syndrome.]]
* StealthPun:
** The island of Nomanisan.
** A meta-example, the "Incredits" track of ''TheIncredibles'' soundtrack. A portmanteau of the movie's title, ''The Incredibles'', and the word "End Credits", where the track is heard in the movie.
** Also from the soundtrack, "Lithe or Death" when Helen has to use her powers to sneak into Syndrome's headquarters.
** Think about this visual stealth pun. Mr. Incredible gets through a wall of lava to get to Syndrome's private computer. What's it called when a program on a computer is used to keep malicious outside forces, well, outside? Is it or is it not called a firewall?
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Dash has super speed.
* StoneWall: Violet; Near-impregnable defense, but she'd be hard pressed to do anything to the aggressors.
* StuffBlowingUp:
** The big robot apparently self-destructs so completely it's reduced to something finer than powder.
** But wait, there's more. On the "special features" DVD, there is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbdqjkJ7ooo an easter-egg self-parody video]] that makes homage to the amount of times that things explode in the movie, as well as the buttons that are pressed and the doors that are opened and shut, by stringing them all together to the tune of "The Anvil Chorus" from Verdi's opera Il Trovatore. The sequence ends with this quote- "The Incredibles- no sequence unexploded."
* StylisticSuck: In the DVD extras, there's an ''[[JustForPun incredibly]]'' cheaply made kids cartoon made in-universe before the heroes got banned. The [[LimitedAnimation animation isn't]], the character's talking is in SynchroVox, [[RaceLift Frozone is a slightly tan beatnik]], and they inexplicably have a [[NonHumanSidekick bunny sidekick]] named Mr. Skipperdoo. There's also a commentary track where Mr. Incredible and Frozone watch it for the first time, 15 years after it was made. HilarityEnsues.
* SuperFamilyTeam: The Parr become one of these, complete with matching super suits!
* SuperheroesWearCapes: A DefiedTrope by Edna Mode because they are impractical and dangerous.
-->''NO CAPES!''
* SuperheroParadox: The entire point of the SuperRegistrationAct is to prevent this.
* SuperheroTrophyShelf: Bob has one, but it's pretty small and mostly consists of cut-out newspaper articles, letters from children and a jar labeled "Bullets that bounced off me".
* SuperRegistrationAct: One of the main themes is the heroes being forced into hiding. However, it's notably given a twist in that the push comes, not from the government, but from the ''public''. The supers are actually [[BackedByThePentagon backed by Uncle Sam]].
* SuperSpeed: Dash can move so fast that he can pull a prank on camera and avoid punishment because the camera can't keep up with him.
* SuperStrength: Bob gains a lot of weight in the years after his forced retirement, but can still lift his car with one hand.
* SuperpowerfulGenetics: Explains how a super-strong guy and a stretching woman give birth to a super-fast boy, a girl with invisibility powers, [[spoiler:and a shapeshifter.]] In a deleted scene, Syndrome, discovering that Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl have a child, acts shocked, reminding them that it's illegal for supers to breed.
* SuperpowerLottery: [[spoiler:Jack-Jack has a dozen different powers. It's implied he's a shapeshifter.]]
* SwallowedAFly: When Dash runs into the swarm of bugs, one apparently gets in his mouth and he gags and spits it out.
* SynchroVox: The "Mr. Incredible and Pals" short, a parody of ''ClutchCargo''.
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[[folder: T-Z]]
* TakeThisJobAndShoveIt: Punching your boss through several walls definitely counts.
* TakesOneToKillOne: Nothing can pierce the Omnidroid's hull except its own claws.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: ''Mercilessly'' parodied and/or Subverted. In this universe, TalkingIsAFreeAction (plus several other tropes such as LargeHam and TheReasonYouSuckSpeech seeing as the term is something of a balloon term) is called Monologing. Multiple times throughout the movie, Monologing is either the butt of a joke (Frozone is seen recounting a story where he was held captive by a super-villain and the guy did nothing but [[LargeHam ham it up]]) or subverted to dangerous effect.
* TallPoppySyndrome: Supers are the tall poppies which can cut down by muggles and their law suits. [[spoiler: Syndrome's EvilPlan includes making everyone a tall poppy because then no one will be tall, or a poppy.]]
* TanksForNothing: When the spider droid first attacks, a bunch of tanks attempt to stop it. Futilely, of course.
* TanLines: The guards on the island have them under their faces, visible when their visors are knocked off.
* TeensAreShort: Violet is only 4' 6''.
* TelepathicSprinklers: After Bob's mysterious new job offer self-destructs, smoke alarms sound, and then all the sprinklers in the house go off. Dash in particular thinks it's ''awesome'', but at least Bob is shown blow-drying soaked books afterwards.
* TemptingFate:
** "Hey, we're superheroes. What could happen?" (Twice this is said, and twice they found out).
** "Don't worry Mrs. Parr. I can handle ''anything'' this baby dishes out..."
** "This is not the end of it! I'll get your son eventually! I'll get your son!" [[spoiler: Seconds later, Bob makes sure it's the end of it and Syndrome is introduced to the business end of a jet turbine.]]
* ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler: When Mr. Incredible identifies Syndrome as the grown-up Buddy Pine.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Syndrome:''' My name is '''not Buddy'''! And it's not Incredi-boy, either!]] That ship has sailed!
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* TheResenter: [[spoiler: Buddy aka Syndrome]] against Mr. Incredible because the former lacks superpowers.
* TheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Violet and Dash argue with each other almost all the time throughout the film, but when it comes to it, they do love each other - Dash pulls Violet to safety from a Rocket blast that utter fills the cave they were in an would have fried her to death and later violently punches one of Syndrome's mooks for trying to attack her, while Violet leaps in front of ''bullets'' - yes, you read that '''''right''''' - to save Dash. She also protects Dash - as best she can - when the Omnidriod 10 almost flattens him.
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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Mr. Incredible's expression just before stopping a train early in the movie. Even for superstrength, that is tough.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Completely averted. None of the Incredibles have any problem using deadly force in self-defense, and a lot of mooks die as a result.
* ThrowingTheDistraction: Played with. Mr. Incredible picks up a rock, and you think he's going to throw it to cause a sound that will distract the guards, and indeed he does throw it... to knock out another nearby guard, who promptly (and loudly) falls to the ground. Which is also an acceptable way to distract the guards.
* ThumbtackOnTheChair: One way Dash abuses his super-speed and mess with his teacher at school. He does it often enough that the teacher tries to video-tape Dash to catch him in the act.
* TopHeavyGuy: Mr. Incredible has a big and broud chest that dwarfs his legs.
* TurbineBlender: This trope is why Edna says ''[[CapeSnag NO CAPES!]]''
* TrainingMontage: Bob lifting ''train cars'' at the rail yard. Intercut with a lot of Crap Getting Past The Radar.
* {{Trainstopping}}: Mr. Incredible does this in the opening. He winces before the hit; despite being super-tough and strong, it's still going to hurt.
* TropeOverdosed: In fact, by the time we stopped keeping track, it was ''the'' most trope overdosed stand-alone film, narrowly edging out ''Film/ThePrincessBride''. "Monologuing" is the grab-all term covering EvilGloating, JustBetweenYouAndMe, TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, BreakingSpeech, etc...
* TryNotToDie: Mirage to Mr. Incredible, while sending him after the Omnidroid.
* TuckAndCover: Helen uses this to shield the kids with her explosive proof suit.
* TunnelKing: The Underminer with his drills and indicative name.
* TwoPersonLoveTriangle: Subverted where Bob, as Mr. Incredible, flirts with Helen, in her Elastigirl outfit, before being distracted while on his way to his wedding. However, as it turns out Bob is marrying Helen and both of them already know the other's superhero identity. They just flirt in costume as if they don't know each other because they like it. It's also probably to help preserve the SecretIdentity of both heroes by making sure they don't slip up and reveal something they shouldn't around a bad guy.
* {{Tykebomb}}: It thankfully never happens, but Syndrome expresses interest in turning Jack-Jack into one.
* UnderwearOfPower: The super suits usually come with these. Edna even puts these on the new red suits.
* UngratefulBastard: The citizens saved by supers sue over minor injuries incurred while ''saving their lives''. Regardless of colateral damage, they could at least say "thank you" before suing them.
* UnwantedRescue: Mr. Incredible gets ''sued'' for saving the life of a guy who was trying to commit suicide.
-->"You didn't save my life, you ruined my death!"
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Buddy Pine, who is arguably to blame for the FrivolousLawsuit, SuperRegistrationAct and everyone being forced into hiding. [[spoiler:In the end, he makes the Supers re-emerge and held as heroes again, thanks to his failed scheme.]]
* UnreliableNarrator: Syndrome's flashback to the moment when he lost faith in Mr. Incredible ("Go home, [[spoiler: Buddy]]. I work alone.") is significantly different from the actual moment the audience saw, in order to demonstrate Syndrome's unreliable and skewed perspective on events.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: One misunderstanding with Mr. Incredible is what [[spoiler:makes Buddy into a supervillain called Syndrome.]]
* VagueAge: Mirage. She has the body of a young woman but all her hair is grey.
* VillainExitStageLeft: Syndrome ''attempts'' a variation of this at the end of ''TheIncredibles''. [[spoiler: It doesn't work, mostly because the hero isn't in the mood to just let him get away.]]
* VisualPun: The computer [[spoiler:containing information about Omnibot's goals]] is protected by a trap which is basically a wall made of lava. In other words, it's a firewall.
* TheVoice: Frozone's wife is made of sass for all we know because we never see her.
* WalkOnWater: Dash is quite surprised to discover his SuperSpeed enables this. How does he stop and turn the other way? SuperReflexes. When he's surrounded by two flying Mooks? He stops in a panic, and instantly sinks.
* TheWallsAreClosingIn: There's a visually similar scene, as Mr. Incredible races to get out from between two closing walls of lava.
* WasntThatFun: Invoked after their winnebago drops from a crushing altitude, lands on a crowded interstate, takes out half a dozen other cars, somersaults down the road, and stops in a vacant parking spot...
-->'''Mr. Incredible:''' Everyone okay back there?\\
'''Violet:''' Super-duper, dad!\\
'''Dash:''' Let's do that again!
* WeWillMeetAgain: [[spoiler: "This isn't the end of it! I will get your son eventually! I'll get your son!" Bob promptly throws his car at Syndrome's plane.]]
* WeightWoe: Elastigirl isn't a big fan of her butt. Also, Mr. Incredible works off his gut after his first battle with the Omnidroid.
* WelcomedToTheMasquerade: Bob Parr, a superhero who went incognito after a scandal, was recruited by FemmeFatale Mirage to work for her boss to do {{Superhero}} work in secret. Leading to Bob's wife [[SustainedMisunderstanding suspecting he's cheating on her]].
* WhamLine:
-->'''Syndrome''': Sure, it was difficult, but you are worth it. I mean, after all... [[spoiler: [[ImYourBiggestFan I am your biggest fan]].]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** When the supers are forced into retirement, the existing villains seem to disappear as well, and it's never explained what happened to them. It may be that the government ''did'' keep some of the supers fighting the good fight without the flashy codenames and costumes... just not the easily recognizable headliners like Mr. Incredible or the military could take over. There was at least one fan fiction that explored that mouse, suggesting that at least ''some'' of the old villains [[CorruptCorporateExecutive joined the private sector]].
** [[spoiler:Mirage disappears from the story after helping the family escape from Syndrome's lair. An issue of the comic book reveals she's working with the Agency that monitors the superheroes.]]
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: He invents them, and makes the money to build more by selling superweapons. [[CoolCar The Incredimobile]] was [[AllThereInTheManual given to Mr. Incredible by the Agency]].
* WomenAreWiser: On the whole, Helen acclimatises to civilian life much better than Bob does. She's also more concerned for her family overall, while Bob's yearning for the GloryDays -- although understandable -- leads him to act in a rather isolated, neglectful and self-centred fashion at times.
* WorldOfBadass: ZigZagged. The world is indeed full of badass superheroes, but it turns out that ordinary people don't want them around, leading to the SuperRegistrationAct. All the main characters are supers, but the point is made a few times, "If everyone is super, then no one is."
* WouldHurtAChild:
** Helen Parr makes ''very'' clear to Dash and Violet that they are not living in your [[DisneyAnimatedCanon typical Disney universe]]:
-->'''Helen:''' Remember the bad guys on those [[SaturdayMorningCartoon shows you used to watch on Saturday mornings?]] [[WellThisIsNotThatTrope Well, these guys are not like those guys]]. [[WouldHurtAChild They won't exercise restraint because you're children]]. They. Will. ''Kill'' you if they get the chance. Do NOT give them that chance.
** Helen isn't exaggerating here. The only reason Syndrome's mooks didn't immediately kill Violet and Dash is because they didn't know the two were Supers. They went to lethal force the second it was apparent the two had powers.
** In the commentary, Brad Bird explicitly expresses that it was averted due to the prevalence of this trope in media set for kids by the {{Media Watchdog}}s, saying that he felt that such an attitude is more damaging to kids than helpful.
** Syndrome has no qualms about shooting Mr. Incredible's children out of the sky along with his wife.
** From the beginning of the movie, Bomb Voyage sticks a bomb to an oblivious Buddy's costume as he's flying off to make Mr. Incredible try and save Buddy instead of stopping him. He pretty clearly didn't care if the kid got blown up.
* WronskiFeint: Dash, when the mooks are chasing him through the jungle in their killer flying saucers. Dash is quick enough to dodge the trees; the mooks, not so much.
* XanatosGambit: Syndrome's Omnidroids. He pits them against Supers and benefits no matter what happens. If they get killed by the Omnidroid, then he moves onto the next Super. If the Super wins, he simply revises the design, calls the Super back for a rematch, and repeats the process.

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