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The Parr/Incredible Family

    As A Whole 
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The titular family of superheroes.
  • Badass Family: A superhero family! Also the page image.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: EVERY SINGLE ONE of the Parr family members, and yes, that includes the baby as well. Action Dad and Papa Wolf Bob was ready to commit murder when he thought Syndrome killed his family. Action Mom Helen takes out four of Syndrome's mooks despite being caught in two closing doors, aptly named Violet later manages to beat another one down with a stick, and Dash runs circles around a gaggle of them due to Deadly Dodging skills coupled with his ability to run on water. And let's not forget that Punctuated Pounding in his sister's defense just a few scenes later.
    • And just to make the point they are all genuinely nice people who don't abuse their powers...except for Dash, and he's just acting out from frustration
  • A Boy, a Girl, and a Baby Family: Dash, Violet, and Jack-Jack respectively.
  • Domino Mask: Their new costumes include one.
  • Dysfunctional Family: First shown as this, through Bob and Dash's dissatisfaction at having to live an average life and keep their powers hidden under the Super Registration Act, Violet angsting about not being normal, the arguments between siblings and parents at the dinner table and Helen butting heads with Bob over his late-night vigilante antics. Thankfully, the events of the movie contribute to bring them all closer by the end.
  • Expy: Of the Fantastic Four, with their roles slightly shifted.
    • Bob Parr > The Thing / Ben Grimm
    • Helen Parr > Mr. Fantastic / Reed Richards
    • Violet Parr > Invisible Woman / Sue Storm
    • Dash Parr > Human Torch / Johnny Storm
    • Jack-Jack Parr > Franklin Richards
    • The name, The Incredibles, as led by Mr. Incredible, is even a Shout-Out to how Mr. Fantastic leads the Fantastic Four.
  • Five-Man Band:
    • The Hero: Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible, the leader of the family.
    • The Lancer: Helen Parr/Elastigirl, Mr. Incredible's foil and wife.
    • The Big Guy: Jack-Jack Parr, who relies on his powers more than anyone else and is the only one who can physically combat Syndrome.
    • The Smart Guy: Violet Parr, reserved and logical.
    • The Chick: Dash Parr, young, energetic, happy.
    • The Sixth Ranger: Lucius Best/Frozone, Mr. Incredible's best friend.
  • Ironic Name: Par(r) means "average". Something the Parrs definitely are not.
  • Our Suits Are Also Super: Tailored for each member of the family by Edna Mode.
  • Personality Powers: Bob the father gets super strength because he's the foundation for the family. Helen the mom gets super-stretching, because mothers tend to many tasks simultaneously. Violet, as an insecure teenager, gets invisibility and forcefields. Dash, the hyperactive kid, gets Super Speed. Jack-Jack, as the baby, gets a grab-bag of powers, a metaphor for the vast potential of infants.
  • Red Is Heroic: Their supersuits are all heroic red. Edna designed them after all.
  • Super Family Team: There's a posed shot in the later half of the film in such a pose.
  • Super Hero: All of them have the powers and the costumes and heroics.

    Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible 
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Voiced by: Craig T. Nelson

Mr. Incredible is a super-hero from the Golden Age. He marries Elastigirl shortly before they're forced to retire and enter the "Supers Relocation Program" by a new law banning vigilante superheroics, legislation that was inspired in large part by the collateral damage resulting from Bob's superheroic activities.
  • Acrofatic: In the scene he went to the jungle, he was still fat.
  • Action Dad: A vigilante-superhero after he finished the 9-5 at the office and before tucking his kids into bed.
  • All-Loving Hero: Bob helps people for a living.
  • Amazon Chaser: Bob fell in love with and married Helen, a former crimefighter.
  • Badass in Distress: As Syndrome's prisoner.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Played with, in that once he begins his hunt for the Omnidroid, he does some much-needed stretching, and his way-too-small super suit rides up, exposing his gut.
  • Battle Couple: With Helen. They were on patrol on their wedding day.
  • 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.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Bob is tough as nails against anything Syndrome can throw at him except the possibility of losing his family. The mere thought reduces him to being barely able to speak.
  • The Cape: While he does not wear one, that doesn't stop him from being a strong example of one.
  • Character Development: Over the course of the film, Bob realizes how his selfish and loner attitude nearly costs him his family and has given both up by the end.
  • 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...: Bob used this technique to give customers tips on how to get around the system when he worked at Insuricare.
  • Create Your Own Villain: His blowing off Buddy years before is what motivated him to become the villain Syndrome.
  • 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.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: After being forced into retirement, he's stuck in a job he hates and just wants to find a way to feel like he use to.
  • Experienced Protagonist: The Incredibles starts with Mr. Incredible as a famous superhero. Much of the plot involves how he deals with being forced underground, then getting a chance to get back in the game.
  • Fat and Skinny: The Fat to Lucius's Skinny. Though, Bob does become more fit.
  • Formerly Fit: Gained 50 lbs in the 15 year Time Skip. He eventually loses weight and while he doesn't get to be as slim as he once was, he's in far better shape.
  • 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.
  • Glory Days: He wants to be a hero again.
  • Good Parents: He slips into Parental Obliviousness at times, but he gets better.
  • 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.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: He's married to a redheaded heroine.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Upon discovering the list of superheroes Syndrome has killed. Especially since most of them were his friends... and at his wedding.
  • 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.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Lucius. They've been best friends and superhero partners for a long time.
  • Hollywood Mid-Life Crisis: Lampshaded by Edna, though it's not the only reason Bob is trying to relive his glory days. More like a Civilian Life Crisis.
  • Hot-Blooded: He gets annoyed easily when the subject of the "good old days" comes back.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Or, "I Just want to be Special Again."
  • Improbable Parking Skills: Seriously, few people would be able to park an RV on all four wheels, after rolling it over and having it dropped from a high altitude.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He takes out a mook with a coconut. His strength is probably the reason it works. When you have Super Strength, anything throwable becomes a weapon.
  • Improvised Weapon: He uses his car to kill Syndrome to stop his escape.
  • In Harm's Way: He takes out a police scanner to look for trouble so he can stop it.
  • I Work Alone: He says this word for word.
  • Jaded Washout: After being forced into retirement he is bitter and works for an insurance company, and chafes under the urges of his Chronic Hero Syndrome.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Again, gold age superhero; of course he has one of these.
  • Made of Iron: Survives being crushed by a bank vault door, falling several stories, and being hit by a train all in one scene. This is reinforced by the hero-files on the special features DVD - his invincibility rating is the highest possible.
  • Meaningful Name: Drop an R from his last name and he's Bob Average.
  • My Greatest Failure: How he felt towards driving Buddy, his Loony Fan, away after asking him to stop helping him.
  • Neck Lift: While on the precipice of a Heroic B.S.O.D..
  • Nice Guy: He's not a superhero because he loves thrills; he's a superhero because he loves helping people. He has a long history of doing so as an insurance agent too. He's also a pretty friendly guy, most of the time.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Bob saves a suicide jumper and a trainload of civilians, only for them to sue over their collective injuries, opening the floodgates to a bunch of lawsuits that drive superheroes out of business.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Mr. Incredible is able to withstand tremendous amounts of physical trauma and blunt forces, including multistory falls, electrocution, the direct impact of a train, and breaking through brick walls. He can be cut, though, with very hard metals and a suitable amount of force. Despite the fact that Mr. Incredible has a high degree of resistance to impacts and pain, things that produce a large blunt force can still hurt him or even pierce his skin.
  • Not Quite Flight: He can glide for short distances.
  • Older Hero vs. Younger Villain: The older hero to Syndrome's younger villain.
  • Old Superhero: Has been retired long enough for his oldest child to be born and grow to a high school age.
  • One Head Taller: He's just over one head taller than his wife Helen, though she will stretch taller than him when she's angry at him.
  • Papa Wolf: Hurt his children and he will make every effort to kill you. He'll even seriously contemplate taking out his rage on a random minion. Or throw a car at you as you make your getaway rant.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Lucius's Blue. Colors aside, he is more gung-ho and adventure seeking.
  • Retired Badass: For a while because of the Super Relocation Program.
  • Salt and Pepper: With Lucius. While his best friend doss not want to get back into the superhero business, Bob listens to cop radios to find ways to be a superhero.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: During the finale of The Incredibles, he cuts off Syndrome's We Will Meet Again speech by throwing his car at him.
  • Smarter Than You Look: You'd expect him to be the Dumb Muscle. You'd be wrong.
  • Smug Super: In his youth, he reveled in his superheroics, which made it so difficult for him to settle to a normal life.
  • Spanner in the Works: In the first arc of the Comics his scarfing down of Organa's cookies foils her plan to leave the entire family powerless.
  • Special Person, Normal Name: Admittedly, it makes for a great cover.
  • Spider-Sense: Implied in the movie, confirmed in the DVD extras.
  • Stout Strength: He gains a lot of weight in the years after his forced retirement, but he's still got his super-strength.
  • Super Strength: His primary power.
  • Team Dad: Once the family is together as a team.
  • 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 after he threatens his family, 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 B.S.O.D., when he's choking Mirage, he remains perfectly and frighteningly calm.
  • Would Hit a Girl: While he never goes through with it, he was very close to choking Mirage to death.

    Helen Parr/Elastigirl 
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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.
  • Brainy Brunette: Helen has auburn (reddish-brown) hair and is an accomplished tactician.
  • Dare to Be Badass: Her speech to Violet could be seen as this. Though, Helen had a more gentle and motherly example of doing it.
  • Experienced Protagonist: She's first seen as a superhero easily taking out a thief. And she skillfully evades detection while searching for her husband.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Her hair becomes shorter after superheroes are forced to retire and she becomes a mother.
  • Fiery Redhead: It darkens to auburn during the Time Skip, as is often the case in Real Life.
  • Formerly Fit: Downplayed, since she doesn't let herself go nearly as much as Bob did, even after having three kids, but she's still gained some weight, which she disapproves of when she gets a look at her behind in a mirror midway through the film.
  • Good Parents: She's much happier doing the domestic parenting thing than Bob.
  • Happily Married: Downplayed. Helen loves Bob, but get exasperated by his sneak-outs to relive the glory days.
  • Hartman Hips: She seems to dislike hers. Passing a reflective metal surface, she happens to get a glance of her butt and sighs unhappily, indicating that she had gained quite a lot of weight in that area.
  • Home Sweet Home: All she wants is to move in and enjoy life.
  • Housewife: Somehow manages to make an apparently seamless and total shift from superheroine to homemaker during the Time Skip.
    • There's a good deal of situational irony here, because Bob was the one who said he wanted to settle down and raise a family in the opening interview, while Helen didn't want to quit at the top of her game. Fifteen years later and Bob is the one living a life of quiet desperation while Helen is fully immersed in her roles of housewife and mom.
  • Hyper Awareness: She has super-vision; she notices an incredibly tiny piece of rubble on Bob's clothes and the detailed stitching on Bob's old super-suit. Perhaps her eyes can focus on tiny objects because their lenses are super-stretchy, like the rest of her body.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Justified, as she's elastic and can modify her body however she pleases...well, except for her butt.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Helen's face strongly resembles Holly
  • Male Gaze: The audience get a close up on her rear in her super suit.
  • Mama Bear: This woman will literally die to protect her children. There is no doubt that Helen Parr is the ideal Mama Bear.
  • My Suit Is Also Super: "Your suit can stretch as far as you can, without injuring yourself - and still retain its shape. Virtually indestructible...and it breathes like Egyptian cotton!"
  • Nice Girl: Humble, loving, maternal, and supportive.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Helen activates the homing device on Bob's suit, alerting Syndrome to his presence.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Downplayed. She can be knocked out by blunt force, however, as demonstrated by the destruction of a plane carrying her, Violet, and Dash on board, though she quickly regains consciousness. She does display some amount of invulnerability. A high degree of protection is also afforded by her super suit. Combined with flexibility, this should make her immune to bullets, though this is never demonstrated save when she is caught by doors while sneaking into Syndrome's compound and manages to have a ricochet of bullets deflected from hitting her leg by her boots.
  • Only Sane Woman: She is the most well-adjusted to living a normal life, compared with the rest of her family.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Subtly implied (it is a PG movie, after all) with her extreme flexibility.
  • Retired Badass: For a while and for the same reason as Bob. She does not want to come out of retirement.
  • Rubber Woman: Her power is super-stretchiness.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Helen did marry Bob, a (former) superhero.
  • Something Person: Her superhero name is Elastigirl.
  • Speech Impediment: She has a slight lisp.
  • Super Senses: At the very least she can see very small objects from across the room (very small as in "crumb of rubble from Bob's latest escapade"). Could be a super-power of the "mom" variety.
  • Super Strength: She can use her elasticity to throw objects with far more force than her slight stature would imply, as in one scene in which she supports the weight of a Winnebago suspended during plane during flight.
  • Team Mom: For the super family team.
  • Weight Woe: Is definitely not fond of her tush, which becomes harder to ignore when she's wearing a skin-tight super suit.
  • 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.

    Violet Parr 
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Voiced by: Sarah Vowell

The oldest child in the Parr family. Violet has a crush on popular student Tony Rydinger, but she is too shy to talk to him. She has the power to create force fields and turn invisible.
  • Action Girl: She's not on her mother's level, being younger, but she can hold her own.
  • Adorkable: Her crush shyness earns her this status.
  • Adrenaline Makeover: By the end of the story she has confidence and a new look; she doesn't use her hair to hide her face anymore.
  • Badass Adorable: Her Adorkable moments and the fact that she grows into the super hero she was meant to be.
  • Badass Bookworm: She reads fashion magazines and does cursive writing in her diary. Violet has been shown to be very intelligent. For instance, she came up with the idea to fly a rocket by using the coordinates from the last launch when no one else did. She also knew how to escape from her electrical bonds that Syndrome kept her and her family in, and was easily able to deactivate there restraints.
  • Barrier Warrior: One of her powers is to create force fields.
  • Big Sister Instinct: After Dash saved her from getting shot by a mook, Violet saved him from the same fate. 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.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Acts like this at the beginning, but she gets over it.
  • Brother-Sister Team: With Dash.
  • Character Development: In the ending, she goes from being shy to being outgoing and much happier.
  • Color Motifs: Purple. Her clothing, post and pre-character development, involved purple. Her forcefields also have a purple tinge to them.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Dash and Jack-Jack. She may argue with the former, but they do care for one another.
  • Emo Teen: Played straight in the first half of the movie. Averted by the ending.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Violet Parr spends most of the movie with her hair in her face. After a pep talk from her mom Helen — and realizing she could get in a fight — she keeps her hair restrained behind her ear with a headband, probably to signal growing confidence. This is commented on by her father at the end of the film — and the boy she has a crush on notices as well.
  • Expy: Not in personality or looks, but she has the same power set as Sue Richards.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible (doesn't get into trouble at school) to Dash's foolish (uses his super-speed to play a prank on his teacher).
  • Hair Decorations: She starts to wear a headband later in the film.
  • Hartman Hips: Violet's hips are quite curvy, though not to the extent of her mother.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: At first she didn't like her superpowers.
  • 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.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Violet is too shy and scared to even confront her crush, Tony Rydinger. She grows out of it.
  • In-Series Nickname: She's called "Vi" by her family and close friends.
  • Invisibility: Violet has the ability to render herself wholly or partially invisible at will, she cannot turn her normal clothing invisible, and can only turn her whole self invisible when wearing her super-suit, which is constructed of a material that turns invisible when she does.
  • Invisible Streaker: She can't turn her normal clothing invisible. However, her super suit fixes that.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Violet was somewhat bratty and immature (not as much as Dash) in the beginning, but is genuinely a good person and becomes nicer by the end of the movie.
  • Little Miss Badass: A teen example of the trope. Develops into one during the course of the film: Mentally and physically.
  • Meaningful Name: Two-fold: both Shrinking Violet (referencing her shyness) and ultra-violet, which is a color invisible to the human eye.
  • Noodle People: She's quite skinny.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: At the beginning. As she gains more confidence in herself, she has gotten rid of it so we see both of her eyes.
  • Personality Powers: A shrinking violet who turns invisible?
  • Power-Strain Blackout: Overloading her force fields knocks her out for several seconds.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Violet can generate a near-indestructible, purple-tinged force field around herself or other targets, which she has used defensively or, with the right help, offensively.
  • The Quiet One: She's the most reserved of her family.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Violet's hair reaches to her waist.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Long, black hair with a pale complexion.
  • Shrinking Violet: She is a very shy girl, and her name is "Violet" appropriately enough.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Violet is the only one in her family with black hair with plenty of blue highlights, and she's also the only one who is shy.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Violet has a HUGE crush on the adorkable, nice guy Tony Rydinger.
  • The Smart Girl: While not a superhuman trait, Violet's intellect is certainly the highest of her family, showing an inquisitive and adaptable nature about herself, her powers, and the world around her. One noteable example of this is when her family, trapped by Syndrome, was seemingly helpless against his electrical gauntlets, but Violet was able to determine how to ise her forcefields to bypass the electrical fields and escape with relative ease.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: The first thing we see her do is admire her crush from afar: Tony Rydinger.
  • Stone Wall: Achieves this with barriers.
  • Teens Are Short: When you look at her with her dad. Heck, she's still shorter than her mom.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: A sibling version. The Huge Girl to Dash's Tiny Guy. Justified since Violet is older than Dash.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Her powers are influenced by her mood and mental state. As a result, she's much less powerful before she overcomes her Shrinking Violet status.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: Violet starts out massively introverted and socially miserable, too imploded to even speak to a boy she likes. After embracing her super side to thwart the villainous Syndrome, Violet emerges from her cocoon and starts making friends.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Violet doesn't have any physically-inspired abilities like her other family. On the other hand, she has the power to create forcefields and turn invisible. She has sneakiness and absolute defense on her side.

    Dash Parr 
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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 only won by a little.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Annoying Violet is part of his everyday life.
  • Badass Adorable: Awesome powers? Check. Run on water? Check. Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs abilities? Check. Only about nine-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."
  • Big Brother Instinct: Inverted. He's the younger brother and is fiercely protective of his older sister, Violet. Here's what he said and did when one of Syndrome's mooks tried to kill her:
    "DON'T! [ducks punch] TOUCH! [ducks another grab/punch] MY! SISTER!"
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Blonde to Violet's Brunette and Jack-Jack's Redhead.
  • Brother-Sister Team: With Violet.
  • Cool Big Bro: The older brother to Jack-Jack.
  • Cute Bruiser: Throwing punches at super speed certainly makes him one.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Dash inherited his father's blond hair, and evolves into a hero.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish (uses his super-speed to play a prank on his teacher) to Violet's responsible (doesn't get into trouble at school).
  • Fragile Speedster: Has super speed, but is otherwise a kid. If you can catch him, you can take him.
  • In-Series Nickname: Almost always referred to as "Dash".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Dash has an ego and gets on his sister's nerves. But, he does love his family and punched a grown man for attacking Violet.
  • Keet: His response to the super hero legacy is to go super speed and gush about 'cool outfits'.
  • Kid Hero: School age super speedster.
  • Large Ham: He has the highest dialogen of the family.
  • Meaningful Name: Guess what super power Dash has.
  • Pint-Sized Kid: Justified Trope, as he's only about nine years old.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Justified Trope. Force=Mass*Acceleration, thus, a kid with super-speed packs a punch. Also downplayed, in that a short round of Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs doesn't do a great deal of damage because he's lacking in mass.
  • The Prankster: His first scene has him using his super-speed to play a prank on his teacher during class. It's heavily implied that Dash has done this before.
  • Prophetic Names: Dashiell Robert Parr, nicknamed "Dash." A speedster. Somebody really shoulda seen that coming.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: He can pull this off with super speed.
  • Smug Super: He shows signs of becoming one - he's already pretty smug.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": Refers to himself as "The Dash."
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: Dash the speedster.
  • 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.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: A sibling version. The Tiny Guy to Violet's Huge Girl. Justified since he's younger than Violet and probably hasn't started puberty yet.
  • Walk on Water: Not one of his natural powers but he can run fast enough to do it.

    Jack-Jack Parr 
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Voiced by: Eli Fucile and Maeve Andrews

The youngest member of the Parr family, Jack-Jack has not learned how to talk and hasn't shown any signs of possessing super-powers.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Literally—Jack-Jack is the youngest of his siblings and member after his family decide to do superhero work.
  • Badass Adorable: A baby with a plethora of superpowers.
  • Cheerful Child: Cheerful baby.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: Into multiple forms, including bulletproof steel and fire.
  • Flight: Or possibly Power Floats. One of his powers, though which one is uncertain.
  • Foreshadowing: When Edna show's Helen the suit she made for Jack-Jack, every ability she put into it matches the abilities he shows at the end.

Other Characters

    Mr. Gilbert Huph 
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Voiced by: Wallace Shawn

Bob's boss and CEO of Insuricare. He is a short-tempered (and short) man who often butts heads with Bob about his graciousness to customers' claims.
  • Amusing Injuries: He's in traction after Mr. Incredible throws him through the wall of his office (and a few more walls behind it).
  • Asshole Victim: His cold personality makes his injuries from Mr. Incredible well-deserved.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Classic case of little guy pushing around big guy (Bob) because Big guy can't do anything about it without getting in trouble.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He only cares about "keeping Insuricare in the black," even though he is clearly doing enough to be easily liable for a "Breach of Contract" lawsuit.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His first five seconds on-screen involve him brushing a weeping widow out of his way so he can howl at Bob.
  • Foil: To Edna. Both are short and brash, but while the Huph is a complete jerkass, doesn't like to actually help people, despite that being his job, and is full of half-truths (Lawful Evil, so to speak), Edna is a clothing designer, a stereotypically introverted career, yet she's friendly and personable and brash and cares about folks and doesn't apologize for anything, ever (Chaotic Good). Also, the boss is rather self-aware, while Edna, of all people, complains about models being divas.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Glasses? Check. Greed and Lack of Empathy? Check.
  • Hate Sink: 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.
  • Idiot Ball: Constant examples of Bullying a Dragon and Pointy-Haired Boss behavior culminates with him stupidly provoking a man who is three-to-four times his size and is not even attempting to hide how angry he is, which results in him getting strangled and tossed through several walls.
  • It's All About Me: All he cares about is helping his own people in his business, rather than others.
  • Jerkass: Huph is cold, cruel, greedy, selfish, and self-centered. As the boss of an insurance company, he is more focused on gaining more money than providing customers with the insurance they need. He always seems to have an excuse for getting angry, and only cares about money.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: As callous as it is, no company in the world, in real life, would ever let its employees engage in a fight with a mugger or criminal directly, barring there being no other choice, as not only the threat of legal liability, but the very legitimate fear of harm to the employee, fellow employees, customers or the company itself. The only exception being specially trained security guards who not only know how to deal with such a situation, but have signed legally binding contracts that, under most circumstances, exempt their employers from legal liability in the event that injury or death occurs from the normal duties of the job. Though he could have at least called the police or something.
  • Lack of Empathy: After seeing a guy getting mugged, his only response is: "Well, let's hope we don't cover him!"
  • Large Ham: Goes completely off the deep end when he figures out Bob has been letting his customers do an end-run around the bureaucracy.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After forbidding Bob from helping a mugging victim, he gets a far worse beating than said victim.
  • Loophole Abuse: Uses this often to deny claims, and then worries when Bob's customers learn to turn this back on him.
  • Mean Boss: His entire role in the movie is be a greedy jerkass that Mr. Incredible hates working for as a normal guy.
  • The Napoleon: He clearly gets a buzz out of humiliating the extremely tall Bob and forcing him to comply with his authority.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: He worries about losing the "obstructive" part thanks to Bob.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: Think about the way he's keeping Insuricare in the black. To wit: denying every claim that comes in the door would cost Insuricare customers and by extension profits (since nobody is buying plans or paying premiums), which would in turn start driving the stock down in the long term. Tell me, how is that helping Insuricare's shareholders again? Given Mr. Huph's stupidity, though, chances are he Didn't Think This Through.
  • Stupid Evil: Huph does evil things like denying claims, as well as caring about the company's profitability and how he helps his own people.

    Lucius Best/Frozone 
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A retired superhero with ice-based powers, and Bob's best friend from the old days. Unlike Bob, he's settled into civilian life and only reluctantly joins him on his attempts to relive the Glory Days.
  • Bald of Awesome: Bald, but a very competent superhero.
  • Blue Is Heroic: White and light blue super suit.
  • Cool Uncle: Not by blood, but he's an uncle figure to Bob and Helen's kids. It's implied that he's the kids' godfather.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Primarily earlier in the film, as later on he's fighting for his life while badly out of condition.
  • Didn't Want an Adventure: "I WANTED TO GO BOWLING!"
  • Elemental Baggage: Needs to use the water available around him to make his ice.
  • Fat and Skinny: The Skinny to Bob's Fat. Although, Bob gets more fit later on.
  • Formerly Fit: Averted, as he's the only super seen in the present day who didn't put on weight in the Time Skip, unlike Bob and Helen.
  • Henpecked Husband: Implied.
    Mrs. Best: Greater Good? I am your WIFE! I am the GREATEST GOOD you're ever gonna get!
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Bob. They've been best friends and superhero partners for a long time.
  • An Ice Person: Generating ice is his superpower.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: He uses moves similar to speed skating while creating ice paths in battle.
  • Large Ham: His "Where's My Super Suit?!" moment counts.
  • Never Heard That One Before: To Bob's "ICE of you to drop by" line.
  • Nice Guy: Cool (no pun intended), laid-back, friendly, brave, and heroic.
  • Perma-Stubble: The film neither confirms nor denies whether he ever shaves, but it's never more than stubble with him.
  • Personality Powers: The cool and collected Frozone has ice powers.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Bob's Red. He's more mellow and aware of how dangerous their vigilante hobby can be.
  • Retired Badass: He's in the same boat as Mr. Incredible.
  • Salt and Pepper: With Bob. Lucius would honestly rather go bowling, like what they said they were doing to their wives, than find crises to barge into so they can risk their lives and their families.
  • Super Hero: Just like Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl.

    Edna Mode 
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Voiced by: Brad Bird

A diminutive but brilliant fashion designer who, back in the day, designed costumes for superheroes.
  • Asian and Nerdy: Downplayed since she's half-Japanese. However, she remembers all of her clients' cape incidences, including the dates.
  • Badass Bookworm: A brilliant fashion designer/engineer and takes zero shit from anyone.
  • Berserk Button: Badass Capes on superhero outfits.
    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-
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: An eccentric and hammy woman who is a genius at designing super suits.
  • Brainy Brunette: She may consider herself a fashion designer, but her designs require seriously heavy-duty Applied Phlebotinum.
  • Catchphrase: Darling.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Everything she does is larger than life, from her expressions to her blunt opinions, to her body language.
  • Cool Old Lady: A hammy and eccentric super suit designer. You know the Parr kids would love to play around at her place.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: Don't brush off her warnings about wearing capes. Syndrome experienced this first-hand.
  • 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."
  • Crossdressing Voices: One of the extremely rare male examples.
  • 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.
  • Fashion Designer: And specializes in superhero clothes.
  • Foil: To Mr. Huph. Both are short and brash, but while the Huph is a complete jerkass, doesn't like to actually help people, despite that being his job, and is full of half-truths (Lawful Evil, so to speak), Edna is a clothing designer, a stereotypically introverted career, yet she's friendly and personable and brash and cares about folks and doesn't apologize for anything, ever (Chaotic Good). Also, the boss is rather self-aware, while Edna, of all people, complains about models being divas.
  • 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.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself, Woman!
  • Glory Days: She misses the Golden Age too.
    "Super"models, nothing super about them, stupid spoiled little stick figures with poofy lips who think only of themselves. FEH! I used to design for gods!
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: She makes these; bullet proof clothing stylzed heroic red with a tracking device.
  • Impractically Fancy Outfit: ...But not these. "NO CAPES!"
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She is dismissive and harsh in regards to fashion, but puts new heart into Helen with some tough love.
  • Jumped at the Call: Bob only wants some minor mending for his old suit done, but she's clearly inspired by his visit to start designing superhero costumes again.
  • Large Ham: She might be tiny, but the ham is enormous. 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.
  • Mad Artist: She's very excited about her work.
  • Meaningful Name: "Mode" is the French word for "fashion" or "style" (as in the expression "a la mode" i.e. "fashionable"), which is an appropriate name for a fashion designer.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: 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?
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: Or an incredibly gifted and prestigious designer or all of the above. Either way, she takes no crap and does not soften her opinion of anyone, for anyone.
  • 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.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Wears circular glasses and has created custom-made original outfits for superheroes since the "glory days".
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Bird describes it as some kind of German/Japanese accent mix. Apparently, the original actress had a hard time speaking her lines with this accent and when Bird demonstrated the accent, the actress recommended him to be Edna instead.

    Kari McKeen 
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Voiced by: Bret Parker

The babysitter hired to watch Jack-Jack during the events of the movie. She finds the process...unexpectedly difficult.
  • Badly Battered Babysitter: It's only to be expected when your charge turns out to have superpowers.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: At the end of her ordeal, she just wishes she could forget the whole thing. Rick Dicker obliges.
  • Break the Cutie: Poor girl had no idea what she was getting into.
  • Cassandra Truth: Her parents didn't believe her when she told them about Jack-Jack's powers. At least that saved The Men in Black another brain-wipe job.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: She stays alive despite being left alone for a long time with an uncontrollable, super-powered infant.
  • Genius Ditz: She's one hell of a devoted babysitter. However, she meets her match in Jack-Jack.
  • Instant Expert: By the end of her night with Jack-Jack, she has learned to prepare herself for everything he throws at her (a fire extinguisher for his fire, a mirror for his laser eyes, etc.).
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: A literal example; a laser makes her forget the incident.
  • 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.
    • Even before then Helen Parr can barely get a word in edgewise when talking to her on the phone.
  • Seen It All: At the end of a very long night, she has a completely deadpan reaction to Jack-Jack bursting into flames and shooting at her with Eye Beams, being ready with the appropriate fire extinguisher and mirror.
  • Twitchy Eye: When saying the word 'baby' in 'babysitter'.

    Tony Rydinger 
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Voiced by: Michael Bird

A schoolmate of Violet's who she has a crush on.

    Agent Rick Dicker 
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Voiced by: Bud Luckey

A government agent with a department charged with monitoring and concealing superhero activity, and an old friend of Bob's.
  • Deadpan Snarker: With emphasis on 'deadpan'.
    Bob: I'm fired, aren't I?
    Rick: Oh, ya think?
  • Expy: His look, voice and manner are based on Richard Nixon.
    • However, he is far less problematic than "Tricky Dick" ever was.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: After telling Bob that he's screwed up once too often and is on his own, Dicker immediately relents and offers to help him out for old times sake.
  • The Men in Black: He's part of the government agency that monitors and conceals the existence of superheroes.
  • Memory-Wiping Crew: He has a clunky looking device that can erase memories. He does this to Kari at the end of her short, and a deleted Scene shows him doing it to Mr. Huph after Bob punches him through several walls.
  • Perp Sweating: "Jack-Jack Attack!" shows he prefers the light-shining-in-face version. That's old school.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Especially in contrast to Huph. Dicker's complaints about having to fix Bob's messes over and over again are based on actual pragmatic merit instead of Greed, he still offers to help Bob just once more "for old times' sake", and he ultimately has Syndrome's assets frozen after he's revealed as a supervillain and terrorist.
  • Unfortunate Names: Try to say his last name without giggling.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • He points out to Bob that his inability to get over the Glory Days and continually seek out thrills causes a lot of people a lot of trouble, including himself and his family.
    Rick: We've gotta pay to keep the company quiet, we've gotta pay damages, erase memories, relocate your family; every time it gets harder. Money-money-money-money-money-money-we can't keep doing this, Bob!
    • In the "Jack-Jack Attack!" short, he also points out to Kari that handing a baby over to a stranger wasn't exactly responsible.
    Dicker: And you believed him. note 
    Kari: THE BABY WAS EXPLODING!!!

    Gazerbeam 
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Gazerbeam, real name Simon J. Palladino, was a former superhero. He only briefly appears alive, with his disappearance and death setting events into motion.

    Honey Best 
Voiced by: Kimberly Adair Clark

The wife of Lucius Best/Frozone.
  • Large Ham: Her response to Lucius' "Where's My Super Suit?!" moment counts.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Just listen to the way she speaks. We never actually see whether she's black or not, though.
  • Skewed Priorities: She cares more about a planned dinner than the city being saved.
    • To be fair it's entirely possible she didn't know about the omnidroid going on a rampage and simply thought it was a minor situation the police could handle.
  • The Voice: Is only heard during an argument with her husband.

    Superheroes killed by their capes 

Villains

    Syndrome/Buddy Pine 
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Voiced by: Jason Lee

The Big Bad of the movie.
  • Actually a Doombot: Inverted. Since he died at the end of the movie, Syndrome is a robot in all other appearances, such as the Disney On Ice show, Disneyland Adventure.
  • 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.
  • Asshole Victim: After Syndrome murdered many superheroes after his Face–Heel Turn, good luck finding anyone who sympathized with him after he gets sucked into a jet engine.
  • Ax-Crazy: After being rejected by Mr. Incredible, he ends up becoming a serial killer wanting to get revenge on the supers for not giving him an opportunity to become one himself.
  • Badass Bookworm: A brilliant engineer who managed to significantly reduce the super population.
  • Badass Cape: Again, invoked. It's the cause of his death.
  • Berserk Button: He has a big one: don't call him Buddy.
  • Big Bad: He's the main antagonist of The Incredibles.
  • 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!"
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He outright calls himself the Incredibles's nemesis.
  • Cape Snag: The cape he was wearing ends up in a jet engine, leading to his death.
  • Character Death: He is one of the very few Pixar villains to die.
  • The Chessmaster: Enacted The Plan that reduced the super population to a handful and no one was the wiser for a long time.
  • Child Prodigy: Invented his own rocket boots when he was a pre-teen.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Being sucked feet first into a jet turbine and being chopped to meat mush isn't a pleasant thought.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: His zero-point energy gauntlets win all of his battles in seconds. Later his own Omnidroid curbstomps him!
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Syndrome is already rich from selling weapons tech to foreign countries. He only keeps his very best inventions for himself.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Lots of his dialogue is snarky but more of it is Large Ham style.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Usually he does (he's got a plan for after Operation Kronos succeeds), but he has one oversight at the worst possible time. He didn't realize that the Omnidroid's ability to adapt to and defeat any tricks used against it would include the remote that Syndrome used.
  • 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 unbeknownst to him 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 superheroes, take their place, and then eventually sell his inventions so that everyone can be super, depriving superheroes of their uniqueness. He takes special glee in his attempts to kill/abduct Mr. Incredible's wife and kids.
  • Drone Deployer: Has a search drone on his wrist glove.
  • Driven by Envy: Implied to be Syndrome's motivation to eliminate everyone's individuality. He may have been jealous due to the fact that Mr. Incredible refused to take him under his wing because he had no superpowers.
    Syndrome: And when I'm old and I've had my fun? I'll sell my weapons, so that everyone can be super. And when everyone's super...(chuckles darkly) no one will be.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: After Mirage calls him out for showing no concern when Mr. Incredible threatened to kill Mirage in front of him, he looks confused, like he has no idea what he did wrong. No, really.
  • 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 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.
  • Evil Mentor: He plans to become one to Jack - Jack as a last attempt to hurt Bob.
  • Evil Redhead: He's evil and has red hair.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Wannabe superhero to genuine super villain.
  • Famous Last Words: "This isn't the end of it! I will get your son eventually! I'll get your son! (Evil Laugh) Oh, no." He had a cape and got sucked into his plane's turbine. No wonder Edna says "No capes!"
  • Faux Affably Evil: He always starts out casual, cheerful and even friendly when talking to his enemies, but it's always just a prelude to sadistic gloating and outright cruelty. Case in point, the electric torture scene. He is watching his childhood idol getting shocked with enough voltage to kill someone multiple times over...and he doesn't even flinch.
  • Fiery Redhead: Besides being an Evil Redead, he also has a large personality with a fiery temper.
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason why he turned against the supers was because Mr. Incredible never gave him the opportunity to become one himself.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: From a normal child to a villain.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Again, he made all those gadgets.
  • Glory Hound: Part of his Evil Plan involves staged disasters so he can fix them and be adored.
  • Gloved Fist of Doom: Zero gravity, controls drones etc.
  • Gone Horribly Right: He created the Omnidroid to adapt to the fighting style and powers of its opponents. This worked out for him until he tried to stage a fight with it, and it realized he was using a remote to control it...
  • 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 several superheroes while improving the drone to get it ready to fight him.
  • Hero-Worshipper: As Buddy, who then went HORRIBLY wrong.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard:
    • His attempt to contact the police in the opening almost gets him and Mr. Incredible killed, allows Bomb Voyage to escape, and causes the train wreck that leads to the Super Registration Act.
    • The cape he chose to wear for his costume is caught in the turbine of his plane and he's sucked into it.
    • The Omnidroid he spent years developing so he could defeat it outsmarts him within seconds.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: This is why he wanted to be Mr. Incredible's sidekick as a kid.
  • I'm Your Biggest Fan: Says this word for word towards Mr. Incredible. It's how Mr. Incredible realizes that he's Buddy.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: It stands straight up like a cone.
  • Insufferable Genius: He's a smug asshole who brags about his inventions and intelligence.
  • Ironic Echo: Invoked in a rather sadistic fashion. At what appears to be the demise of Bob's family at his hands no less, he states that Bob shouldn't have any trouble getting over it, as he recalls that he preferred to "work alone".
  • It's All About Me: His Evil Plan begins and ends with his ego and personal vengeance. In hindsight, this was probably his real motivation as a child, too; he wanted to be special and save the day.
  • Jerkass: As if being evil wasn't enough, he's also a rude and callous jerk who often taunts Mr. Incredible.
  • Karmic Death: He's killed when the car his money let Mr. Incredible buy is thrown into his plane while he's threatening to return to take his revenge on them. Also, he never even heard of Edna's strict policy of NO CAPES, leading to his ultimate death due to wearing one.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While not exactly upbeat, the movie certainly takes a darker turn when he shows up.
  • Lack of Empathy: Feels zero remorse for becoming a serial killer, and ordering a plane with children in it shot down.
    • After he apparently kills Helen and the children he taunts Bob about it telling him that he'll get over it since he always said that he "prefers to work alone."
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Inverted because he's a villain.
  • Large Ham: He's quite fond of his Evil Gloating.
  • Laughably Evil: He is both humorous and unnerving. Many of his lines will sound very familiar to anyone who is a comicbook fanboy or knows one, and his goofy, hammy demeanour can almost make you forget that the guy is responsible for killing several superheroes, would knowingly kill children, and is going to use a dangerous robot to attack a city so that he can pretend to be a superhero. Just as an example:
    Elastigirl? You married Elastigirl? (notices the children) And got bizzaaaay!
  • Loony Fan: He started off as Mr. Incredible's ultra-obsessed fan. He later became his ultra-obsessed enemy.
  • Mad Scientist: The technology, the megalomania, the hamminess, the self-obsession, all classic mad scientist.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Was overly friendly as a child ("Buddy") and continually hoped Mr. Incredible would take him on as a sidekick ("Pine").
    • Also Syndrome which likely doubles as a reference to Tall Poppy Syndrome
  • Milking the Giant Cow: With hilarious results, thanks to his Arm Cannon.
  • 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.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: His plan to drive Mr. Incredible out of retirement to kill him, makes him a better superhero now than he was in his prime, and bringing his whole family together makes them a formidable group.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He appears to be nothing but a goofy nerd, but he's actually quite dangerous.
  • Oh Crap!: Syndrome is horrified when Bob throws his car at him, resulting in his death.
  • Older Hero vs. Younger Villain: The younger villain to Mr. Incredible's older hero.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He balances a genius-level talent for inventing technology with an incredibly childish personality; he's immature, excitable, petulant, irresponsible, prone to mood swings, obsessed with gadgets and 'toys', and spiteful. His motivation also stems from an admittedly wounding and hurtful, but still relatively minor, slight he suffered when he was a child, which he refuses to move on from.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • All his bank accounts are frozen after his borderline-terrorism is made public.
    • If you're wearing a cape and you are nearby an active jet turbine... it's not gonna end well for you.
    • The Omnidroid, a learning robot, turns on him when it realizes that he's the one controlling it through his remote control.
  • The Resenter: Becomes this to Mr. Incredible after the superhero rejected him as a sidekick.
  • Revenge: One of his motivation for his evil plan.
  • Sadist: When he wanted to murder Helen, Dash, and Violet, he took pleasure in trying to make them suffer.
    Syndrome: So you do know these people...Well, why don't I send them a little greeting.
  • Self-Serving Memory: When he flashbacks to Mr. Incredible rejecting him as a sidekick, said flashback conveniently omits all of the problems Syndrome himself caused that night, like causing a train crash and letting Bomb Voyage get away.
  • Smug Snake: He's normally competent enough, but he fatally underestimates the Omnidroid.
  • The Sociopath: Where shall we start? He cares only for his own glory and in order to obtain it he's willing to cause destruction and death of any innocent people alike, even children. All that with no remorse at all. He even calls Mr Incredible "weak" for sparing Mirage after he threatened to strangle her. Makes you wonder what the "S" on his suit actually stands for...
  • So Long, Suckers!: Subverted. After being defeated, Syndrome gets to his airborne jet and gloats about how he is sure to escape and will return to claim Mr. Incredible's son someday. Bob takes this opportunity to throw a car at him, which results in his death.
  • Something Only They Would Say: Mr. Incredible is able to recognize him as Buddy Pine after Syndrome says, "I'm Your Biggest Fan."
  • Super Intelligence: The guy is so smart he created jet boots as a child and all his technology.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He was once a wannabe hero sidekick who would mess up easily, but as an adult he's become more dangerously competent and ruthless.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: His sociopathic personality heavily contrasts with how much of an Adorkable sidekick wannabe he was as a child.
  • The Team Wannabe: To Mr Incredible, when he was a child.
  • Ungrateful Bastard:
    • His interference in Mr. Incredible's encounter with Bomb Voyage nearly gets him killed, with the resulting damage kick-starting the Supers Registration Act which forces Mr. Incredible into retirement and hiding. Yet years later, he has the gall to say he got the short end of the stick that day.
    • He also shows no concern when Mr. Incredible took Mirage hostage and threatened to kill her right after she just saved his life. He however covers this up by saying that he "knew [he] wouldn't do it".
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He's arguably to blame for the Frivolous Lawsuit, Super Registration Act and everyone being forced into hiding. In the end, he makes the Supers re-emerge and held as heroes again, thanks to his failed scheme.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: A young fanboy of superheroes like Mr. Incredible himself, turned into a dangerous villain.
  • Virtue Is Weakness: He outright declares Mr. Incredible a weakling for refusing to follow through on his threat to kill Mirage even when he had nothing to lose.
  • We Will Meet Again: After his kidnapping of Jack-Jack is foiled, Syndrome stops to shout, "This isn't the end of it! I will get your son eventually! I'll get your son!" This is a mistake: it prompts Mr. Incredible to end it right there by throwing his car at Syndrome's plane.
  • 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 are a lot of people, whole countries, who want respect..."
  • Would Hit a Girl: Not directly, but he shot missiles at Mrs. Incredibles' plane, intending to kill her when he realized that she was coming to rescue Mr. Incredible.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Shot missiles at Mrs. Incredibles plane even after finding out children were on-board. This is averted with Jack-Jack, though he tries to abduct him and make him his sidekick after Mr. Incredible and his family thwart his scheme.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He occasionally slips into expecting the film to work more like a classic Superhero comic than the Modern-Age-influenced Decon-Recon Switch it actually is. It's one of the contributing factors to his death, as he assumes he's an Arch-Nemesis with Joker Immunity and that Mr. Incredible wouldn't dare interrupt his evil gloating, leaving him open for the aforementioned flung car.

    Mirage 
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Voiced by: Elizabeth Peña

A mysterious and alluring woman who approaches Bob with a chance to use his powers once again through confidential hero work, only to be revealed as The Dragon.
  • Ambiguously Evil: She may work for Syndrome, and even be his dragon, but going purely by her interview with Bob Parr, her shocked reaction at Syndrome firing missiles at a civilian airplane, and her near panic shortly before the climax, it's entirely possible she had no idea about Syndrome's "end game" concerning the Omnidroid, and she was completely honest about the fact that going up against the Omnidroid is a life-threatening endeavor. She even had signed contracts from each and every Super that went up against it confirming that they all knew what they were getting into, and went anyway. Further, there are numerous peaceful and ethical uses for an Omnidroid type machine, as opposed to how Syndrome ultimately wound up using it.
  • Affair Hair: Played with. Helen only thinks that this is what happened when she finds one of Mirage's hairs on Bob's super suit.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Has a significantly darker skin color than any other character besides Frozone, as well as unidentifiable accent.
  • Dark Mistress: One scene heavily implies she's this to Syndrome.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: She is Ambiguously Brown, and add in her silver hair.
  • The Dragon: She is Syndrome's head minion and the only one not wearing a face obscuring mask.
  • 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
  • Exact Words: She never outright tells Mr. Incredible that the Omnidroid "got so smart that it wondered why it should take orders," but she doesn't refute him when he makes that conclusion.
  • Femme Fatale: "Mysterious and alluring woman."
  • Hartman Hips: Just like Mrs. Incredible, by an amazing coincidence. Does Bob have a type?
  • Hypocrite: Horrified at the idea of killing kids...despite having helped a serial killer murder dozens of supers, several of whom probably had children of their own.
    • It's entirely possible that while all the others might have been written off as "just another expendable" to the Omnidroid project, the Incredibles were the first ones that really hit her. Probably had something to do with Listening to Helen's frantic pleas for the missiles to disengage.
    Helen: Mayday, mayday! There are children aboard, I repeat there are CHILDREN ABOARD!
    (As Mirage listens in horror) Mr. Incredible: NO!
    • Also, while the previous supers probably did have families, Syndrome presumably didn't also murder their children on top of murdering them.
  • Ignored Enamored Underling: It's implied that she may have had feelings for Syndrome, who (being Syndrome) paid no attention. Those feelings died when Syndrome showed his true colors by carelessly betting her life when Bob threatened her.
  • In Love with the Mark: It's heavily implied by her expression when Bob hugs her that she grows to genuinely like Bob, even though at first she was manipulating him.
  • Karma Houdini: Sure, she turns good in the end, but she's never punished for helping Syndrome's Evil Plan. Seeing as all of Syndrome's assets are frozen, it is safe to assume she turned whistleblower to avoid jail time.
  • Meaningful Name: She is mysterious in pretty much every way, with very little information discernible about her.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: She didn't take kindly to Syndrome carelessly gambling her life when Mr. Incredible took her as a hostage.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She joins up with the heroes at the end.
  • Noble Demon: She's horrified at Syndrome being willing to blow up a plane with children on board, and outright refutes Syndrome's statement that Mr. Incredible is weak for refusing to follow through on his threat to kill her.
    Mirage: He's not weak, you know. Valuing life is not weakness. And disregarding it is not strength!

    The Omnidroid 
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To date, there have been ten known versions of this battle robot. The first nine were prototypes designed to fight and kill supers. The tenth was used in the foiled Operation Kronos. All of them were artificially intelligent, enabling it to solve any problem that it encounters; Omnidroid v.10 figured out that Syndrome used a remote device to control it and knocked him unconscious. Another feature of the Omnidroids is that they have colored eyes (e.g., 08 has a blue/green eye, v.10 has a red eye).
  • Accidental Truth: The story about the Omnidroid having gotten "smart enough to wonder why it had to take orders" was a lie to lure Mr. Incredible into a trap. However, Syndrome made a later version too clever, and it really did get smart enough to wonder why it had to be obstructed by Syndrome's remote control. Mr. Incredible did the job he was fake hired for.
  • Adaptive Ability: One of the things that makes it dangerous is the fact that it will adapt its tactics to defeat whatever is being used against it.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Double Subverted. 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.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: It will take note of repeated tactics and devise a way to counter them.
    Mirage: "It's a learning robot. Every moment you spend fighting it only increases its knowledge of how to beat you."
  • Combat Pragmatist: It will use every trick it can think of to win, including 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.
  • The Dragon: Syndrome's strongest subordinate, fills this role along with Mirage
  • Dragon Ascendant: In the climax, the final version defeats Syndrome and becomes the greater threat.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Syndrome designed it as a perfect superhero-killing machine, unleashed it upon the city and then tried to play the superhero by defeating it. Omnidroid took exception to that and, following his programming, adapted to and beat the new "superhero".
  • Hero Killer: That's what it was built for and how it was tested. Pity Syndrome didn't realize the implications when he tried to play hero.
  • 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.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Played quite literally. In the first battle with Mr. Incredible, it actually pulls his spine back into alignment after he bent a bit too far the wrong way.
  • 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.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The eighth model had blue eyes, the ninth has orange (hinting at its ascendence in badassery), so the final and most dangerous production model has red.
  • 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.

    Bomb Voyage 
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Voiced by: Dominique Louis

Bomb Voyage is a recurring enemy of Mr. Incredible as he is introduced. He is a mime-like criminal who speaks French.
  • Badass Bandolier: Wears two in a X pattern over his chest, covered in explosives.
  • Badass Normal: From the short time he's seen, he doesn't appear to have any super powers, yet both Bob and the city's police force regard him as a major threat. He's apparently just really smart when it comes to his explosives.
  • Bank Robbery: He's a one-man heist-puller.
  • Enemy Mime: He isn't mute but he has the look.
  • French Jerk: French name and throwing bombs certainly qualifies him as a jerk.
  • Gratuitous French: His name. All of his spoken lines are in French as well.
  • Leitmotif: An accordion can be heard in the music when he appears onscreen.
  • Mad Bomber: Again, his name.
  • Punny Name: Of the French phrase bon voyage or 'pleasant journey'. (His early names were even sillier.)
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He threw the bomb onto Buddy, which lead to the train wreck, which helped the eventual Super Registration Act.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: There is no mention made of his fate after his appearance in the movie. He is known to have escaped capture during his initial encounter with Mr. Incredible, and the police are shown leading a manhunt when Mr. Incredible is rushing to his wedding, but it is never mentioned if he remained in hiding for all the years of the Time Skip, was captured, or killed, by either the police or his own stupidity, or found some hideout where he could live comfortably on his ill-gotten loot.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Threw a bomb onto Buddy's cape, sure Mr. Incredible would let him slip away to deal with it.

    Underminer 
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Voiced by: John Ratzenberger

The Underminer is a supervillain appearing at the very end, prompting the Parr family to spring into action and serving to demonstrate that they will go on to have many adventures and fight various enemies as a superhero team. His job is to destroy peace.
  • Animal Motifs: A mole-themed supervillain. Heck, his image shows he even has the teeth of moles.
  • Badass Cape: Take a good look.
  • Badass Boast: "Behold, the Underminer! I'm always beneath you, but nothing is beneath me! I hereby declare war on peace and happiness! Soon, all will tremble before me!"
  • Card-Carrying Villain: See his badass boast.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: A classified megalomanic one.
  • Expy: Of Marvel Character "Mole Man".
  • Incoming Ham: "BEHOLD, THE UNDERMINER!"
  • This Is a Drill: His main weapon is a giant mining drill.
  • Tunnel King: Makes his entrance by tunneling up through the street.

Comics characters

    Doc Sunbright 

Doc Sunbright is an ally for the super-community as a whole from The Incredibles comic book series. He's something of a mad scientist and was the one who helped Jack-Jack be born safely. In fact, it's implied he's the only person who can deliver potential super-babies safetly.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: Judging by his constant use of the word bubbeleh.
  • Anime Hair: Has tall, spikey hair in your typical mad scientist style.
  • Bowties Are Cool: Has a big red one.
  • Catch Phrase: "Bubbeleh"
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Has the stereotypical mad scientist appearance, is a good guy.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Arguably a rare male version for Edna.
  • Distressed Dude: Downplayed. He's a male character who needs rescuing but he's hardly distressed.
  • Mad Scientist: Appearance only.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: Seems to be quite a bit older than Bob and Helen, and is only about as tall as Edna, maybe even shorter.
  • Nerves of Steel: Is held hostage, continues to low-key insult and defy his captures.
  • Non-Action Guy: He delivers babies and seems to be an inventor, doesn't fight.
  • You Keep Using That Word: The word bubbeleh is Yiddish for "little grandma" and is typically used as a term of endearment for older female relatives. Sunbright however uses this word for everyone, including someone he didn't immediately know the identity of (Bob, at the time,) and Dash, a boy who could be no younger than eight and no older than ten.

    Mezmerella 

Mezmerella is a villain from The Incredibles comic book series. As her name implies, she is a master of hypnosis.
  • The Dragon: To Xerek in the comics as the head minion.

    Xerek 
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Elastigirl's arch nemesis and the Big Bad of the comics.
  • Bald of Evil: Aging, bald head? Check. Big Bad? Check.
  • Big Bad: He's the main villain in the comics.
  • The Chessmaster: A cold and calculating one.
  • Dating Catwoman: Was this for Elastigirl in the old days.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Implied to be one to Syndrome or at least a good business partner.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome: Before he aged up.
  • Villainous Crush: One of his main goals was to win Helen's heart.
  • Yandere: Xerek has an unhealthy obsession towards Helen Parr, who had dated Xerek for a time but broke up upon learning of his villainous activities. Despite this, Xerek still pines for Helen and seeks to prove that her current life as the wife of Mr. Incredible is a complete waste compared to being with him.

     Futur10n 

A robot from the future trying to devolve humanity to conquer it.

    Organa 

One of Elastigirls old enemies. Moves next door to the Parrs in order to get her revenge on Helen.
  • Badass Normal: She's not a super, but her lack of powers is more than made up for by her knowledge of chemistry and her golem minons.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Is turned into a monkey thanks to Futur10n's devolver bomb.
  • Big Bad: Of the first Comics arc.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She plays at being a nice homemaker... then tries to depower Helen.
  • Mad Scientist: De-powering agents hidden in baked goods.
  • The Man Behind The Monsters: The one behind the golems attacking the Pars in the first arc.
  • Pet the Dog: While she used them for her vendetta, she clearly loves her family and tries to keep her identity hidden from them.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After being turned into a monkey, she becomes a much better mother.
  • 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.

    Xander 

A boy who moves next door and Violet's love interest. 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.

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