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Awesome: The Incredibles
  • Frozone, with "I know, I know ...freeze."
    • He freezes the damn bullet.
  • Young Mr. Incredible catching the jumper in mid-air. If you listen closely, you can hear the crowd outside give a stunned silence, followed by cheering when they realize what happened.
  • The big family fight against the giant robot ... which was only surpassed by The Incredibles fighting together against Syndrome's mooks.
  • Hell, Syndrome's entrance in general.
  • The chase scene on the island (titled "Hundred Mile Dash" on the DVD chapters). What really makes it awesome is Dash's laugh after discovering that he can run on water.
  • Mr Incredible stopping a police chase, catching a bank robber, and rescuing a kitten stuck in a tree, all in one move.
  • "I love our family!"
  • "The Greater Good?! I am your wife. I'm the greatest Gooooood you EVER gon' get!" It gets even better when you realize that whoever this woman is  , she is telling off MOTHERFUCKING SAMUEL L. JACKSON.
  • Edna telling Elastigirl exactly what to do. "Pull! Yourself! Together!"
  • Elastigirl's infiltration of Syndrome's island base is truly awesome, and the Crowning Music of Awesome is just gravy.
  • Mr. Incredible and Frozone during the burning building rescue.
  • Dash and Violet have one together when Violet forms her forcefield ball and Dash runs it along, hamster-ball style. Then they accidentally run over their parents.
  • Edna is a walking CMOA. When you're 3 feet tall and can flabbergast supers, you can't be anything else.
  • Four words: Don't! Touch! My! SISTER!
  • A behind-the-scenes example has to go to Holly Hunter for learning what the radio protocol for pilots meant. The result... a nail-bitingly intense scene that doesn't feel scripted or acted, which for an animated film is truly mind-blowing.
  • Elastigirl knocking Mirage out for the count. Yes, she did it under a wrong assumption, but knowing what Elastigirl thinks is going on is enough to see it from her side. Plus, I laugh at Mirage's expression every time. Elastigirl must have one hell of a punch.
  • The fights on the island:
    • Mr. Incredible gets his groove back.
    • Elastigirl infiltrates the base and rescues her husband without being noticed at all.
      • The best part? They're creative. They might be out of practice and out of shape, but this is far from their first rodeo, and it shows in how they think and react to obstacles.
    • Dash and Violet using their powers professionally for the first time and learning that, yes, they're super, and they can hold their own against fully grown bad guys.
      • Even more awesome on Violet's part is just before she forms the hamster ball with Dash, she saw that Dash was about to be shot by a mook. Violet threw herself in front of her little brother, and was surprised that she formed the force field. She was about to die for her baby brother. This girl has got guts.
    • The looks on the kids' faces when they finally get to see what Mom and Dad are really capable of.
  • After thinking his family was murdered by Syndrome, Mr. Incredible threatens to kill Mirage. Later when she tends to him we see he's a clearly broken man with nothing left to lose, so he grabs her by the throat like he's going to crush her skull, demanding what else they can do to him.
  • Mirage calling out Syndrome over him not trying to save her, leading to her Heel-Face Turn.
    Mirage: Next time you gamble? Bet your own life.
  • Mr. Incredible gets one for throwing his boss through several walls. Yeah, it gets him to trouble, but after the man forced him to watch a person get mugged and do absolutely nothing about it, knowing full well what was going on, you can't help cheering him getting what he deserved.
    • And before that, basically giving a giant "screw you" to his skinflint boss Mr. Huph with every one of his customers that he helps navigate the bureaucracy that makes up Insuri Care's claim system so they can get the money they are entitled to under their coverage.
  • The Omni Droid gets one when it turns on Syndrome and sends him flying across the city.
  • A random foot soldier manages to avoid The Guards Must Be Crazy. When Violet tuns invisible in an attempt to hide from him, he just throws some dust on her.
    • Extra points for doing a decent John Wayne impression. ("You can't hide from me!")
    • It also gives further credibility to Elastigirl's warning that these villains are not Saturday-morning cartoon villains and are a serious threat to their lives.
  • Syndrome owning Mr. Incredible in all of their confrontations. Not bad for someone who once was completely useless...
  • Violet freeing herself and her family from Syndrome's energy-powered restraint. Not even Mr Incredible (whose Super Strength is so great he has to lift trains to put on some muscle) could do anything... And she easily freed herself by blocking the energy flux with her forcefield, used the ball-shaped forcefield to roll to the controls, and deactivated the restraints with a grin on her face.
    "Well, I think Dad has made some excellent progress today, but I think itís time we wind down now."
  • The babysitter, Kari, managing to mitigate the damage Jack-Jack's superpowers cause to the Parr house, not dying, and eventually being prepared to respond to anything JJ does at an instant's notice, without flinching, despite staying up all night.
  • In a deleted scene, Helen hits a point for moms everywhere when she calls out a woman who thinks that motherhood is only for people who can't handle the real world.
  • Just when it looks like Syndrome is going to abduct Jack-Jack, the baby suddenly manifests a smorgasboard of powers.
    • Helen's solution to getting Jack-Jack away from Syndrome is to have Bob throw her. She rescues Jack-Jack and uses her stretching powers to turn herself into a parachute. As Syndrome is raging and delivering his "I'll be back" rant, Bob gets fed up and chucks the family car at him.
  • A rather underrated scene when the Omnidroid attacks Dash and Vi. The latter produces a force field to protect her and Dash, but is knocked out when the Omnidroid just drops its entire weight on the forcefield, cratering the street. A few seconds later, she is carried by her mother and taken to a safe place (Dash following behind). She tells her mother that she okay. Let's reiterate: a teenage girl resisted the full weight of a giant robot and was back on her feet in under a minute. That is the epitome of Badass.
  • What about Elastigirl protecting her kids as the plane crashes? She's able to get all of three of them away safely despite the fact that missiles have just impacted the plane! That's just amazing. Mama Bear realness.

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