Battle Couple: With Helen. They were on patrol on their wedding day.
Berserk Button: He 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... God help you.
This trope (and practically every other superhero 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?"
Beware the Nice Ones: When he believes that Syndrome has killed his family, it's implied he was going to kill the guy in rage.
He also comes really close to crushing Mirage to death, but ultimately can't go through with it.
Brought Down to Normal: In the first arc of the comics, though it's gradual. It's eventually revealed to be the result of their new neighbor Jill, actually Helen's old foe Organa, using cookies baked with a depowering agent in an attempt to depower the entire family.
The Cape: While he does not wear one, that doesn't stop him from being a strong example of one.
Chronic Hero Syndrome: Will stop for anything as a simple as getting a cat down from a tree. Actively seeks opportunities to be a hero. Also makes it difficult for him to settle down after the abolition of superheroes.
Could Say It But: When he worked at Insuricare, he did this to give customers tips on how to get around the system.
Dating Catwoman: A Downplayed Trope. He doesn't have an affair with Mirage (although he inadvertently gave that impression to Helen), but they have quite flirty banter.
Desk Jockey: 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.
Despair Event Horizon: After it seems that Helen and the kids were killed by the air-to-air missiles, and after he almost crushed Mirage to death, he's left sobbing. Next time we see him, he's clearly in this place, expressing itself in him as a Tranquil Fury as he's about to truly crush Mirage's neck when she frees him. He's pulled out of it after Mirage revealed that his family wasn't actually killed. He's still emotionally scarred from it though, as seen with his "not strong enough" rant later.
Fat and Skinny: The Fat to Lucius's Skinny. Though, Bob does become more fit.
Genius Bruiser: 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. When he's infiltrating Syndrome's base, this fact helps him just as often as his strength does.
Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Receding hair of gold, anyway: though he is getting on in years and has become more cynical with time, Mr. Incredible is characterized as a stand-up, classic superhero in many ways.
Happily Married: Downplayed. Bob loves Helen, but is often frustrated by how unexciting normal family life is.
Heroic Build: As a super strong golden age hero, he is a built like a tank. His young self is buff, true to trope, but years of office work have made him go to seed quite a bit. When he gets back in the hero game and begins working out again, he becomes noticably slimmer aound the waist and broader around the chest, but not his youthful shape.
Thou Shalt Not Kill: He takes Mirage hostage and threatens to kill her to rattle Syndrome, but when Syndrome calls his bluff and dares him to do so, he is unable to go through with it. Just as Syndrome expected, Mr. Incredible wouldn't take a life even if he had nothing to lose.
He does, however, hurl a car at Syndrome's airplane, and the resulting consequences could have been predicted ...
Top-Heavy Guy: Without his super strength, one would wonder how his small legs support his great chest.
Tranquil Fury; While on the verge of a Heroic BSOD, when he's choking Mirage, he remains perfectly and frighteningly calm.
Voiced by: Holly Hunter
Mr. Incredible's wife, Helen Parr is the mother of three children. Ever since the government forced her to stop being Elastigirl, she has problems getting her family of supers to fit in.
Women Are Wiser: She copes with not being a superhero much better than Bob does. It helps that she doesn't have a soul-crushing job.
Voiced by: Spencer Fox
The middle child of the Parr family. He has super-speed powers and gets in trouble in school because he wants to play sports. His mom insists that competing in sports events would be cheating, even if he won by a little.
Badass Adorable: Awesome powers? Check. Run on water? Check. Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs abilities? Check. Only about ten-years-old? Check. Adorable mischief maker? Check. A case of Motor Mouth? Check. His expression with these words: "That was the best vacation ever! I love our family."
Super Reflexes: Witness the fistfight with the pilot of the hover-pod he lands on during his chase scene. The only time his foe landed a punch on him was when Dash was distracted by the incoming cliff. His reflexes are an aspect of his...
Super Speed: He can move so fast that he can pull a prank on camera and avoid punishment because the camera can't keep up with him.
Important Hair Accessory: The common shy girl variant, in which she sweeps her bangs back under a headband in the middle of the film, allowing us to see her full face and symbolizing her newfound self-confidence.
Hatesink: With Syndrome and the Omnidroid out of sight until halfway into the movie, a "bad guy" was needed for the run up to their introduction, and boy does Huph come through. He is a cold, heartless insurance executive who actively discourages his workers from ever granting any of their clients' insurance claims. His only loyalty is to his stockholders, and were he not bound by the law he would be perfectly willing to not help any of the customers. This makes his ultimate fate intensely satisfying.
It's All About Me: All he cares about is helping his own people in his business, rather than others.
Crazy-Prepared: The Parr family never said anything about making a super hero family team, but she already created suits for all of them. In regards to the baby, whose powers she didn't know, she claims that she 'covered the basics'.
"Luck favors the prepared."
Deadpan Snarker: The only parts of her dialogue that are not bitting wit are her hammy lines, which are also snarky.
The Fashionista: She's a fashion designer but she actually hates working for the fashion industry. In her opinion, compared to superheroes, supermodels make profoundly uninteresting subjects.
Foreshadowing: She mentions how tons of heroes met their downfall due to capes. Guess what happens to Syndrome?
Gadgeteer Genius: Ordinarily, super-geniuses work in electronics. She went into textile engineering instead. Friction-proof clothing? Bomb-proof spandex? Fabric that becomes invisible in sympathy with its wearer?
E: And machine washable, dahling. That's a new feature.
Genki Girl: Just listen to that phone call. It's almost too much for both Helen and the receiver.
Miniature Senior Citizens: Brad Bird talks about how everything about her - her house, her furniture, the art on her walls, the people she spoke with - were designed to highlight the contrast between her tiny physical size and her forceful, overbearing personality. She might be tiny, but she thinks, talks and acts BIG.
Pint-Sized Adult: Clearly, she's older than all of her clients, but her height doesn't show it. She was shown to be about knee-high with Bob who's in his forties. How old would that place her?
Slasher Smile: A thoroughly good person, but just look at the disturbingly gleeful look on her face when she demonstrates how sturdy Jack-Jack's suit is by setting it on fire - especially in contrast to Helen's horrified face. She mirrors the same face when telling Helen to track down Bob - she deeply enjoys her work.
Mood Whiplash: Her phone messages betray an increasing amount of panic, stress and psychological meltdown as Jack-Jack becomes more of a handful, but her very last message is as chipper and friendly as normal.
Motor Mouth: Due to stress and sleep deprivation she speaks at a rapid pace.
What the Hell, Hero?: She eagerly hands Jack-Jack over to Syndrome, who is a complete stranger to her. She's later called out on this. She defends herself by pointing out that she was Driven to Madness. That baby was on fire. That's enough to stress anyone out. Plus, it's heavily implied she's been awake all night trying to keep Jack-Jack from destroying the house or killing her/himself.
Voiced by: Michael Bird
The high school boy on whom Violet nurses a heavy crush.
Adorkable: Revealed to be this when he asks Violet out on a date at the end of the movie.
Chick Magnet: A couple of girls greeted him in a flirty manner.
Nice Guy: Once he figures out Violet's interested, he's friendly and polite to her.
Pretty Boy: Very much so; it's not hard to see why Violet's interested.
Satellite Love Interest: He shows up in the beginning and the end of the film and mainly exists as Violet's crush. In fact, he only really exists to demonstrate Violet's character development. At the beginning of the film, she's too shy to even remain visible in his presence. At the end, she's able to talk with him and get a date while he's stammering nervously.
Agent Rick Dicker
Voiced by: Bud Luckey
A government agent with a department charged with monitoring and concealing superhero activity, and an old friend of Bob's.
Ascended Fanboy: At the beginning of the film he wants to be "Incredi-boy, Mr. Incredible's sidekick. Even his general demeanor as a supervillain reflects this: he constantly geeks out about aspects of his plan and Mr. Incredible in general, at least when not being sadistic.
Broken Pedestal: As Buddy, his Hero Worship put Bob off in a big way. But it was the complete lack of respect his hero showed for him after everything he'd done trying to become his sidekick that set Buddy down the path of darkness. And his bitter streak against superheroes is screaming when he gives his Motive Rant.
"My name is not Buddy! And it's not Incrediboy either. That ship has sailed. All I wanted was to help you. I only wanted to help! And what did you say to me?! [Fly home, Buddy. I work alone.] It tore me apart. But I learned an important lesson: you can't count on anyone. Especially your heroes!"
Cape Snag: The cape he was wearing ends up in a jet engine, leading to his death.
When developing his Omnidroid, he didn't just send it after Bob right away because the risk of it (and in turn him) being defeated were too high. Instead, he sent it after other, weaker supers. When one of them defeated it, Syndrome analyzed the data he collected this way, made a stronger version of the Omnidroid, and repeated the process until he deemed it strong enough to take on Mr. Incredible.
Disproportionate Retribution: Syndrome 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 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.
Evil Counterpart: To Bob. Syndrome lives in glory, and he is what Bob would have ended up to be if he continued his obsession with living in his glory days and getting assimilated in it, but unlike Bob who does feel bad about his actions, Syndrome has no empathy for others and never apologizes or shows remorse for his actions.
Evil Genius: He creates an island lair, gravity controlling gloves, and intelligent AI that can learn; he uses them for petty revenge and self-satisfaction.
Evil Is Petty: His path to villany was because his idol rejected him. It wasn't out of smugness but more concern for his safety. Buddy sadly never saw it that way.
Green-Eyed Monster: He got extremely jealous when he found out that the Incredibles and Frozone defeated his robot and got all the attention and glory. This may have been his motivation to killing all the other supers, so he could get all the glory.
Hero Killer: Mr. Incredible discovers that he has killed dozens of supers while improving the drone.
Narcissist: He cares only for himself and his fame.
Never My Fault: Continuously insert yourself into a fight between a super hero and a super villain just to show off your new gadgets? Get a bomb slapped on your cape and actually RESIST the attempts of the super hero to remove it? Your erratic flight causes the bomb to land on a railroad track that leads to a train crash with many injuries and the super villain's escape? The fact that you shouldn't have been there at all because you are a child? Is all that the reason you found yourself in the back of a police car on the way home to your parents? Of COURSE NOT! It's because the super hero hates you for not being a "super!"
Tellingly, when he Flashbacks to Mr. Incredible telling him to "fly home," the bomber responsible for the explosive on his cape is no longer present.
Used to Be a Sweet Kid: A young fanboy of superheroes like Mr. Incredible himself, turned into a dangerous villain.
Who's Laughing Now?: He wanted to be a superhero but was turned away by Mr. Incredible and this caused a grudge against natural superheroes. "See, now you respect me. Because I'm a threat. That's the way it works. Turns out there a lot of people, whole countries, who want respect..."
Enemy Mine: She and Helen have a rocky relationship in the comics, but cooperate while facing Xerek.
Even Evil Has Standards: She might have helped Syndrome with his Evil Plan, which involved killing a lot of supers, but she was clearly horrified when she learned that the plane Helen was in had children in it and visibly saddened when they were thought to be dead. That's one of the reasons she had a Heel-Face Turn later
A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The Omnidroid "got smart enough to wonder why it had to take orders" and turned against its makers. In reality, this was a lie, and the Omnidroids Mr. Incredible fights were under Syndrome's control the whole time. However, the final Omnidroid really does turn against its master - it got smart enough to wonder why it had to take orders from Syndrome. Or, rather, figured out Syndrome was obstructing its attacks with his remote control device and decided to fix that.
Combat Pragmatist: It will use every trick it can think of to win, including using bringing its full weight down on enemies, rolling over them in ball form, hurling debris, and bathing its claws in lava to make them deadlier.
Combat Tentacles: Its primary weapons. The claws can rotate as saws or be propelled using rockets.
Determinator: Even losing multiple limbs won't stop it. It has to be dead.
Dragon Ascendant: In the climax, the final version defeats Syndrome and becomes the greater threat.
Hero Killer: That's what it was built for and how it was tested.
Hoist by His Own Petard: The first Omnidroid fought is destroyed by Bob climbing inside it, causing it to attack itself to get to him. The second time, Bob uses its own claws to pierce a hole in it.
Nigh-Invulnerability: The Omnidroid doesn't flinch at anything the Incredibles or the Army throws at it. An earlier version even survives being submerged in lava. The only thing that can damage it is its own claws.
Took a Level in Badass: The first model to appear in the film is beaten by just Mr. Incredible, which could have taken out all previous heroes. It took the whole Incredible family and Frozone to beat the final product.
Weaksauce Weakness: Syndrome's remote control. It immediately recognizes that it's being controlled and quickly attempts to destroy it.
Xanatos Gambit: Sends her golems to the mall to attack figuring the parrs would be literally powerless to stop her. Instead only Bob and Jack Jack were.
A boy who moves next door and Violet's love intrest. Moves far away at the end of the first arc, but, thanks to a teleporter, stops by for a visit later on, and fashions himself into a super using his mom's old potions.