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The Parr/Incredible Family
The titular family of superheroes.
- Badass Family: A superhero family! By the end of the movie, every Parr except for Jack-Jack (who is a baby and had very little screen time) has a body count.
- 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 Relocation 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.
- Good Is Not Soft: The Incredibles are not against using deadly force against the various mooks they encounter and/or indirectly causing them to die- heck, Dash racks up the highest kill count among them by getting the goons chasing him to crash their velicipods into the surroundings. However, this trope is completely Justified; turns out, super-heroing is a dangerous business and it's a lot harder than it sounds to just take bad guys alive when they're actively trying to kill you.
- Lamarck Was Right: Averted. Both Dash's and Violet's powers are radically different from their parents. And that's not even scratching Jack-Jack's Combo Platter Powers.
- My Suit Is Also Super: The red suits are tailored for each member of the family by Edna Mode. As she explains, "Your daughter's suit will disappear as completely as she does".
- 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
Voiced by: Craig T. Nelson
"No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again. Sometimes I just want it to stay saved! You know?! For a little bit. I feel like the maid: "I just cleaned up this mess! Can we keep it clean for, for 10 minutes?! Please?!""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: He's put on some weight since his superhero days, but his fight with the Omnidroid shows he's not completely out of practice.
- Action Dad: A vigilante-superhero after he finished his work at Insuricare and before tucking his kids into bed.
- All-Loving Hero: Bob helps people for a living, even when he has a Mean Boss whose policy is to help people as little as possible.
- Amazon Chaser: Fell in love with and married fellow crimefighter Elastigirl.
- Badass in Distress: As Syndrome's prisoner.
- Badly Battered Babysitter: When he is left to care for Jack-Jack in Incredibles 2, he has about as much success handling an infant who won the Superpower Lottery as Kari did.
- Battle Couple: With Helen. They were on patrol on their wedding day.
- Beware the Nice Ones:
- When Bob tells Huph that a man is getting mugged, the latter threatens to fire him if he goes out to help. This so offends Bob's sense of justice that he snaps, giving Huph a Neck Lift and throwing him through four walls from his office to the outside hallway.
- When he believes that Syndrome has killed his family, he reaches his Rage Breaking Point and tries to grab Syndrome but catches Mirage instead. He comes really close to crushing Mirage to death, but ultimately can't go through with it.
- Big Eater: Once competed in (And won) a massive eating contest with Thunderhead. Consisting of 47 boysenberry pies, 8 banana cream pies, 3 apple crumbs and a liter of mayonnaise.
- 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.
- Combat Pragmatist: He's certainly not above attacking a villain while he's in the middle of a monologue.
- 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.
- 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 used 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.
- Genius Bruiser: The movie shows that Bob has great tactical and strategic intelligence given how well he fights the various criminals and Omnidroids in the film and he uses it to infiltrate Syndrome's base without detection. He is also shown to have mastered the maze of Insuricare's bureaucracy such that he can advise his clients how to best circumvent it.
- 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 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 noticeably 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.
- 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.
- Immune to Bullets: One of his mementos is a jar full of deformed rounds with the label "Bullets That Bounced Off Me."
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Bob's blue eyes represent his nice, noble heroic personality.
- 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, as a golden age superhero; of course he has one of these.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Perma-Stubble: He grows out a serious case of unkempt stubble as taking care of Jack-Jack takes its toll.
- 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..
- Smarter Than You Look: You'd expect him to be the Dumb Muscle. You'd be wrong.
- 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: Downplayed. He's no murderer, and he doesn't set out to kill anybody in battle, but if it's necessary to save lives he will not pull punches. He takes Mirage hostage and threatens to kill her to force Syndrome to release him, but when Syndrome calls his bluff, he is unable to go through with deliberate murder. When Syndrome rants that he will not rest until he's abducted Jack-Jack, though, Bob is having none of that and tosses a car into Syndrome's escape plane.
- Top-Heavy Guy: Without his super strength, one would wonder how his small legs support his great chest.
- World's Strongest Man: In a setting where pretty much every other superhero is a street-leveler and often a Glass Cannon, Bob defies the trend by being Nigh Invulnerable and possessing of truly enormous levels of super strength. He bench presses 300-ton locomotives a dozen times in a row as part of light reps he performs to get back in shape. He's so overwhelmingly powerful that the NSA profiles on the DVD special features think "Super Strength" and "Super Durability" aren't sufficient to describe him, unlike with every other superhero with that power set. Instead he gets the unique labels "Mega-Strength" and "Near-Invulnerability."
- Would Hit a Girl: While he never goes through with it, he was very close to choking Mirage to death.
Voiced by: Holly Hunter
"Settle down? Are you kidding? I'm at the top of my game! I'm right up there with the big dogs! Girls, come on. Leave the saving of the world to the men? I don't think so. I don't think so."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.
- Action Girl: Talks about it proudly in the intro.
- Action Mom: Page image! "Sock'er Mom!"
- Badass Driver: Helen is an accomplished pilot.
- Battle Couple: With Bob; see his entry.
- Brainy Brunette: Helen has auburn (reddish-brown) hair and is an accomplished tactician.
- 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: Had this in her youth, though it darkens to auburn during the Time Skip, as red hair often does in Real Life.
- Formerly Fit: Downplayed. 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 on and enjoy life.
- Housewife: Somehow manages to make an apparently seamless and total shift from superheroine to homemaker during the Time Skip.
- Impossible Hourglass Figure: Justified, as she's elastic and can modify her body however she pleases...well, except for her butt.
- Mama Bear: This woman will literally die to protect her children.
- 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.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: Downplayed. While she can be stunned by blunt force, as demonstrated by the destruction of the plane carrying her, Violet, and Dash, she is a tough "made of rubber" example of this trope. It helps that her super suit offers a high degree of protection.
- 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: She has very good eye sight; she notices an incredibly tiny piece of rubble on Bob's clothes, a single platinum hair on the suit he wore to dinner with Mirage and later the detailed stitching of Edna's repair on Bob's old super-suit.
- 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.
Voiced by: Sarah VowellThe 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 their 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 — they learn to work together with their powers while on Nomanisan Island.
- 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.
- Emo Teen: Played straight in the first half of the movie with her dark clothings and depressed mood. 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Kid Hero: She's 14 and becomes a superhero in the end.
- Little Miss Badass: A teen example of the trope. Develops into one during the course of the film: Mentally and physically.
- Meaningful Name: Threefold: She's a Shrinking Violet, which references her shyness; ultraviolet, which is a range of light wavelengths invisible to the human eye; and the color she favors in her clothing and dyed hair.
- 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 and puts up barriers around herself?
- 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.
- 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.
- Smitten Teenage Girl: The first thing we see her do is admire her crush from afar: Tony Rydinger.
- Stone Wall: Her force fields are primarily defensive in nature.
- Teens Are Short: Wiki Resources list her height at 5ft 2inches.
- 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 reserved, too shy to even speak to a boy she likes. After embracing her superpowers to thwart the villainous Syndrome, Violet emerges from her cocoon, displays more confidence and starts making friends.
Voiced by: Spencer Fox (first movie), Huck Milner (second movie)The middle child of the Parr family. He has super-speed powers and gets into trouble at 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: As a precocious and mischievous nine year old, he has the adorable down pat. While he is still inexperienced and unskilled in the full used of his powers, he has the highest kill count of all "The Incredibles" while on the island as he lures mook after mook into crashing their velocipods.
- Big Brother Instinct: Inverted. He's the younger brother but is fiercely protective of his older sister, Violet. When a mook was trying to shoot Violet, Dash knocked him down with his superspeed, jumped on his chest and started pounding on him while yelling... "DON'T! TOUCH! MY! SISTER!"
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Blonde to Violet's Brunette and Jack-Jack's Redhead.
- Brother–Sister Team: With Violet — they learn to work together with their powers while on Nomanisan Island.
- 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 still a kid. A Mook is able to knock him off his velocipod with a single punch.
- Generation Xerox: Is practically a spitting image of his dad.
- In-Series Nickname: Almost always referred to as "Dash".
- Keet: His response to the super hero legacy is to go super speed and gush about 'cool outfits'.
- Kid Hero: School age super speedster.
- Meaningful Name: Guess what super power Dash has.
- Pint-Sized Kid: Justified, as he's only about nine years old.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Zig-zagged. As a speedster, Dash can utilize physics to generate power (ie Force=Mass*Acceleration). However, as a child, he doesn't have much mass so he needs to leverage his acceleration. When he tries his Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs against a mook, it's largely ineffective due to his small mass and the short distance of his punches doesn't allow for much acceleration time. However, when he later speeds directly into the mook trying to shoot Violet, he's able to knock him completely off his feet and send him sprawling.
- 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.
- 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: When Dash accidentally lands on one of the velicopods, the mook pilot is completely unable to land blow on Dash until he was distracted by the incoming cliff.
- 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. He also fast enough to run on water and casually came in second place in a school race while everyone else was winded.
- 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.
Voiced by: Eli Fucile and Maeve AndrewsThe 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.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Jack-Jack is an adorable baby. However, when he becomes aware that Syndrome is taking him away from his mother, his latent superpowers manifest violently as he explodes into fire, becomes metal and transforms into a demonic-looking imp that attacks Syndrome.
- Cheerful Child: When not being kidnapped, he is generally a calm, cheerful, adorable baby.
- Combo Platter Powers: He demonstrates a lot of different powers, most of them in Jack-Jack Attack.
- Fiery Redhead: Well, he inherited his mother's red hair... at the end, he becomes irate when Syndrome attempts to abduct him, and he proceeds to use his shape-shifting powers to turn himself into a very literal example.
- 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.
- In-Series Nickname: Jack-Jack's full name is John Jackson Parr—but everyone calls him Jack-Jack for short, though.
- Intangible Man: He can float through walls.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: As of the teasers for Incredibles 2, Jack-Jack's various superpowers are made apparent.
- Magic Pants: Zig-zagged. When he discovers his teleporting powers, his diaper remains behind and doesn't travel with him. However, when he uses his powers to fight Syndrome, his diaper does remain perfectly intact when he bursts into flames and transforms into a monster.
- Meaningful Name: A true jack of all trades.
- Never Trust a Trailer: Featured prominently in promotional material despite basically having no role in the flim's plot.
- Repetitive Name: He's called "Jack-Jack", as opposed to just Jack. It's not his full name, but you wouldn't know that just from the film.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Out of his siblings, Jack-Jack resembles their mother the most.
- Superpower Lottery: He's got more powers than the entire family put together.
- Teleporters and Transporters: It doesn't work in terms of keeping his diaper on.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: He shapeshifts into a monster when Syndrome tries to kidnap him.
- Walking Spoiler: Sure, he does get some screen time, but his having superpowers is the spoiler.
Mr. Gilbert Huph
Voiced by: Wallace ShawnBob's immediate supervisor at 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).
- 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 profitability and flat-out tells Bob that he doesn't want to know about whether a clients' policy covers them, only how Bob is "keeping Insuricare in the black". Huph isn't happy with Bob's customers dodging every roadblock that Insuricare puts in place to prevent paying claims.Bob: Are you saying that we shouldn't help our customers?Huph: The law requires that I answer no.
- Establishing Character Moment: His first five seconds on-screen involve him brushing a weeping old lady out of his way so he can confront Bob.
- Fatal Flaw: His Greed and Lack of Empathy ends up causing Bob to seriously injure him.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Even though Huph wears glasses, he's a calculating and greedy executive who serves as a foil to Bob's sense of justice.
- Greed: His obsession with money is why he is more concerned with earning more money than giving his clients the insurance they need.
- 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 cruel 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.
- Jerkass: Not only does he not think much of Bob, but he is greedy and willing to help his own people in his business as opposed to providing customers with the insurance they need.
- Lack of Empathy: When Bob points out a man down on the street is getting mugged, Huph's 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. Not to mention it also comes with him being played by Wallace Shawn.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Implied. After Huph tells Rick about Bob's dismissal, Rick probably erased Huph's memories of Bob's super strength.
- 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 jerk 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.
- Smug Snake: It's made pretty evident how satisfying it feels to him to keep Bob on his leash by the way he orders him around. You know, before Bob responds by plunging his body through several walls.
Voiced by: Samuel L. Jackson
"Super-ladies, they're always trying to tell you their secret identity. Think it'll strengthen the relationship or something like that. I say, "Girl, I don't wanna know about your mild-mannered alter ego or anything like that." I mean, you tell me you're, uh, super-mega-ultra-lightnin' babe? That's all right with me. I'm good. I'm good."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.
- Badass Mustache: Sports a thin mustache and a very good superhero.
- 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.
- Logical Weakness: He relies on the water in the air to use his ice powers. When he's in a place with no water, like an apartment fire, he's useless. He also sometimes needs to keep hydrated himself, needing to request a drink of water while held at gun point for his chance to escape.
- 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.
Voiced by: Brad BirdA 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 and super-suit engineer who takes no shit from anyone.
- Berserk Button: Badass Capes on superhero outfits. Very likely because she designed those 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-
Edna: Meta Man, express elevator! Dynaguy, snagged on takeoff! Splashdown, sucked into a vortex! NO CAPES!
- 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: Dahling.
- 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.
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: Don't brush off her warnings about wearing capes. Syndrome experienced this first-hand.
- Crazy-Prepared: When Edna decides to make the entire Parr family new costumes, she tailors each suit to the wearer's powers. With Jack-Jack's powers unknown she says she "covered the basics" which includes being roomy for free movement, comfortable fabric for sensitive skin, able to withstand temperatures over 1000 degrees, completely bullet-proof and machine washable.Helen: What on Earth do you think the baby will be doing?
Edna: Well, I'm sure I don't know, darling. Luck favors the prepared.
- Crossdressing Voices: She is voiced by the male director of the film. Ironically, a female voice actress was hired for the role but when the director spoke her lines in-character to give her an example of what he was looking for, she said that he did it better than she could.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!"
- Intergenerational Friendship: She was among the few people invited to Bob and Helen's wedding.
- 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, and she is shown to be about knee-high with Bob who's in his forties.
- 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?: When Bird did the scratch voice for Edna, he described it as a kind of German/Japanese accent mix. Apparently, Brad Bird intended Lily Tomlin to be Edna's voice actor but she had a hard time speaking her lines with this accent and when Bird demonstrated it, Tomlin recommended him to be Edna instead.
Voiced by: Bret ParkerThe babysitter hired to watch Jack-Jack during the events of the movie. She finds the process...unexpectedly difficult.
- Action Survivor: Her first scene shows her to be rather ditzy, but she manages to stay alive despite being left alone for a long time with an uncontrollable, super-powered infant.
- Badly Battered Babysitter: She provides the page image. 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.
- A Day in the Limelight: Kari's interaction with Jack-Jack and his new superpowers receives a lot of focus in the Pixar short Jack-Jack Attack.
- Genius Ditz: She's one hell of a devoted babysitter. However, she meets her match in Jack-Jack.
- Hero of Another Story: Her experience babysitting Jack-Jack, which is the focus of the Pixar short Jack-Jack Attack. It's about her dealing with Jack-Jack manifesting superpowers for the first time.
- Horrible Judge of Character: A downplayed example in that Kari was a nervous wreck after an exhausting night of dealing with Jack-Jack and his superpowers, but when Syndrome comes to the house in his supervillain costume, while stumbling over his words and telling Kari that his "S" stands for "sitter", she believes him and hands Jack-Jack over. Agent Dicker even lampshades this:Rick: And you believed him.
Kari: The baby was exploding!!
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Agent Dicker uses a memory wipe machine to remove Kari's memory of the babysitting experience. Bonus points in that the machine uses a laser site to target the point on her head that the machine's electrode will attach to.
- 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. Because she's handed Jack-Jack over to a replacement, who turns out to be Syndrome.
- Motor Mouth: When Helen calls her to talk about her babysitting assignment, Helen can barely get a word in edgewise over Kari's ramblings about her babysitting prowess.
- 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'.
Voiced by: Michael BirdA student at Violet's junior high. She has a crush on him.
- Adorkable: Revealed to be this when he asks Violet out on a date at the end of the movie.
- Curtains Match The Windows: Tony is a brunette with brown eyes.
- Chick Magnet: A couple of girls greeted him in a flirty manner.
- Nice Guy: Once he figures out Violet's interested, he's turns out to be 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 (first movie), Jonathan Banks (second movie)Rick Dicker is an old friend of Bob's - presumably Mr. Incredible's Friend on the Force back when the government provided assistance to super-heroes. Years later, his department's function has been changed to keeping superheroes inactive and anonymous.
- Boring, but Practical: After Syndrome is outed as a supervillain, Dicker simply has his assets frozen and arrest warrants put out, instantly demolishing his organization.
- Deadpan Snarker: With emphasis on 'deadpan'.Bob: I'm fired, aren't I?
Rick: Oh, ya think?
- Fantastically Indifferent: Rick has dealt professionally with this kind of stuff for a long time: he's Seen It All. It's implied that he's had to deal with Bob screwing up and blowing cover way more often than he'd care to admit.Bob: I mean, what can I say, Rick?
Rick: [without missing a beat] Nothing you haven't said before.
- Have You Told Anyone Else?: To Kari at the end of "Jack-Jack Attack!" right before he uses the memory-erasing device.
- 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.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Though they're not best friends, it's clear that the casually snarky way that Rick and Mr. Incredible go back and forth with one another suggests that they are pretty close. Dicker could approach this as just another job and Bob Parr as an extraordinarily frustrating case to handle...but it's clear that he deeply respects Bob.
Voiced by: Nicholas BirdA neighboring boy of the Parrs who tends to witness their incredible feats.
- All There in the Manual: His name is never said in the movie, but was revealed by official Pixar sources.
- Staring Kid: He first appears when Bob lifts up his family's car in frustration, then comes back later when he thinks Bob might do it again. He finally appears again after having watched the Parrs save Jack-Jack and defeat Syndrome.
Gazerbeam, real name Simon J. Palladino, was a former superhero. He appears briefly at Bob and Helen's wedding. The disappearance is noted by the papers which draws Bob's attention.
- Ambiguous Disorder: The DVD definitely shows him with some of this, with a monotone speech pattern, social awkwardness, and a tendency to avoid eye contact.
- Captain Ersatz: Of Cyclops.
- Eye Beams: This is his core superpower.
- Glass Cannon: He can shoot laser beams out of his eyes but is no more durable than a regular human, according to to his NSA profile.
- Hero of Another Story: He was established as a long-time activist in favor of superheroes' rights while in his civillian identity. He also discovered the password to Syndrome's computer before his death.
- Posthumous Character: He's only seen alive once at Bob and Helen's wedding for a few seconds, and after a Time Skip his disappearance alerts Bob to potential trouble. His dead body allows Bob to escape detection and his last act of carving the password to Syndrome's computer in the rock, helped Bob uncover Syndrome's plan.
- Punny Name: A portmanteau of "gaze" and "laser beam".
- Super Hero: He shoots lasers out of his eyes!
Voiced by: Kimberly Adair ClarkThe 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.
- The Trickster: Honey hides her husband's super suit so he'll have no choice but to take her to dinner without getting distracted by superheroics.
- The Voice: Is only heard during an argument with her husband.
Other Referenced Superheroes
Some of these superheros were briefly seen in action during Edna's "No Capes" Death Montage. Others were glimpsed as photos when Mr. Incredible was reviewing the Supers killed during the prototyping of the Omnidroid.
- The Ahnold: Universal Man speaks in an exaggerated parody of Arnold's accent.
- Ambiguous Gender: Macroburst. Described as being "Oddly androgynous".
- Ambiguously Gay: Thunderhead raises five adopted kids with his "roommate", Scott.
- Badass Cape: They look nice but many were killed by their capes.
- Blow You Away: Macroburst has the ability to control air currents, create high-velocity winds and fly as a result of wind propulsion
- Cape Snag: Thunderhead, Stratogale, Meta Man, Dynaguy, Splashdown were listed by Edna as supers killed by their capes.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Nearly all of them be it by Cape Snag, Turbine Blender or killed by Omnidroid.
- Dumb Muscle: Bob remarks that Thunderhead "was not the brightest bulb". Deconstructed when we hear him performing a PSA on the special features of the DVD. He sounds genuinely mentally handicapped, speaking very slowly, commenting that he can barely read the cue cards, and requesting that someone simply feed him his lines via his earpiece.
- Fire/Ice Duo: Blazestone and Frozone were briefly a duo. It didn't work out.
- Flying Brick: Stratogale and Meta-Man have "super strength" and "flight" listed among their powers.
- Friend to All Children: Edna remarks that Thunderhead was good with kids, as opposed to Mr. Incredible who failed to treat Incrediboy with respect.
- Glass Cannon: Even the flying brick types die in fairly mundane ways.
- Harmful to Minors: One of them waves to a child from outside a passenger jet in flight, right before being sucked into the jet's engine, and the child saw the whole thing.
- Line-of-Sight Name: Dynaguy got his name by reading the placemat at Ralph's Diner.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Phylange. He parlays this into a secret identity as an opera singer.
- Making a Splash: Although he doesn't have any abilities that influence water, Splashdown's powers included underwater high-speed travel, underwater breathing and the ability to communicate with underwater lifeforms. Oddly, for this trope, he could also fly.
- Motor Mouth: Blazestone's file has her talking about 10 miles a minute.
- Super Supremacist: The NSA files of Gamma Jack state that he believes that supers are a "superior race".
- Super Wrist-Gadget: Dynaguy's arm-mounted rocket boosters.
- Superpower Lottery: Meta-Man, including Super Strength (he has the highest rating besides Mr. Incredible, who Broke the Rating Scale), Super Speed, Flight, X-Ray Vision, Invisibility, Teleportation, Magnetism Manipulation, and Sonic Screams. He's killed by a Cape Snag.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Stratogale, with bird; Meta-Man, with aquatic mammals; Splashdown with underwater lifeforms.
- Terrified of Germs: Everseer's abilities left him with a crippling fear of germs.
- Turbine Blender: Stratogale died by flying too close to a plane. This moment provides the page image.
- Weather Manipulation: Thunderhead has the ability to harness and control extreme weather conditions.
Voiced by: Jason LeeThe Big Bad of the movie who seems to be connected to Mr. Incredible...
- Actually a Doombot: Inverted. In all appearances outside of the movie, such as the Disney on Ice show, Disneyland Adventure, Syndrome is portrayed by a robot since he died at the end of the movie.
- Arms Dealer: He made his fortune by inventing, manufacturing, and selling weapons.
- 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.
- Ax-Crazy: He is clearly a sociopath and after being being rejected by Mr. Incredible in his youth, he has a Face–Heel Turn to become the villain he is. He intentionally kills Super after Super to build the perfect Omnidroid to defeat Mr. Incredible. He unleashes his Omnidroid on the city without regard for the civilians who could be hurt or killed just so he can pretend to be a superhero. When his plans are thwarted he tries to abduct Jack-Jack fully intending to raise him as his own side-kick.
- 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: As the main antagonist of The Incredibles, Syndrome is responsible for the all the danger in this plot and stopping his Evil Plan is the Parr family's first family mission.
- Brains Evil, Brawn Good: Syndrome is the Brains vs Mr. Incredible's Brawn.
- 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 bitterness towards Mr. Incredible is very apparent when he gives his Motive Rant.Syndrome: 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?! [...] That 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 Mr. 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 isn't a pleasant thought.
- Dirty Coward: The moment when the Omnidroid shoots off his remote he flies into the crowd of civilians and even pushes a man out of the way.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": He doesn't like being called either Buddy or Incrediboy.
- Drone Deployer: Has a search drone on his wrist glove.
- Driven by Envy: Implied to be Syndrome's motivation to blur the line between supers and non-supers. As Buddy, he felt the reason Mr. Incredible wasn't accepting him as his sidekick was because he didn't have powers.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.
- Entitled Bastard: Young Buddy believed that because he was able to invent jet-boots and that he supposedly knew Mr. Incredible's catchphrases and skills, that Mr. Incredible should have taken him on as his ward.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: When Bob calls him out on killing off real heroes so he could pretend to be one, Syndrome retorts that he's real enough to have beaten Bob, even if he doesn't have superpowers, completely missing that Bob was talking about morality, nobility and strength of character, not whether one has superpowers.
- Evil Counterpart: To Bob. Both were gifted individuals during the Golden Age of Superheroes with Bob being an established superhero and Buddy/Syndrome craving to be accepted as one. When the Super Relocation Act was enforced, neither gave up their desire and both kept striving to experience the glory of being a superhero. However, while Bob was always motivated to be a superhero due of his sense of justice and desire to save people, Syndrome is a Psychopathic Manchild who simply wants the praise and recognition. To achieve this he releases his Omnidroid upon the city to create an Engineered Heroics situation so he could single-handedly "save the day" and receive all the accolades without any concern for those who may be hurt or killed as a result. In addition, there are hints of Syndrome being a Shadow Archetype to Bob because if he had not let go of his desire to reclaim the glory days, Bob could have become consumed by his obsession just like Syndrome. Also, to emphasize their contrast, Syndrome's Zero-Point Energy Gauntlets technically give Syndrome a form of technology-based telekinesis, contrasting Bob's Super Strength that is apparently a part of Bob's body.
- Evil Genius: He creates an island lair, zero-point energy gloves, and an intelligent robot that can learn; he uses them for petty revenge and self-satisfaction.
- Evil Is Petty: His path to villainy was because Mr. Incredible rejected him and it wasn't out of smugness but more concern for his safety and growing frustration with Buddy's interference. Unfortunately for him, Buddy 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 sidekick to genuine super villain.
- Fan Disillusionment: He's the quintessential example of a disillusioned fan, being rejected by his hero himself. He then focuses his fanboy energy into a Face–Heel Turn.
- Faux Affably Evil: He starts out casual, cheerful and even friendly when talking to his enemies, but it's usually just a prelude to sadistic gloating and outright cruelty. For example, the electric torture scene. He calmly watches his childhood idol getting shocked with enough voltage to cause him extreme pain.
- Fiction 500: His inventions have enabled him to become tremendously wealthy. The elaborate secret island base manned by hundreds of mercenaries and technicians for the purpose of building and testing giant killer robots is a showing of his enormous resources.
- Fiery Redhead: Besides being an Evil Redhead, he also has a large personality with a fiery temper.
- Freudian Excuse: A ridiculously petty one, the reason why he turned against the supers was because Mr. Incredible would not take him on as his heroic side-kick.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: From an unknown child prodigy to a super-villain. However, his sociopathic traits were starting to show even as a child.
- Glory Hound: Part of his Evil Plan involves staged disasters so he can fix them and be adored as a superhero.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He got extremely jealous when he awoke to find out that The Incredibles and Frozone defeated his Omnidroid and got all the attention and glory. Implied to be Syndrome's motivation to blur the line between supers and non-supers. As Buddy, he felt the reason Mr. Incredible wasn't accepting him as his sidekick was because he didn't have powers.
- Hate Sink: Syndrome goes out of his way to be despicable. From killing numerous superheroes just so he can pretend to be one or gambling with Mirage's life to call Mr. Incredible's bluff or launching missiles at an airplane he knows contains children or trying to steal Jack-Jack away from his family. When Syndrome meets his Turbine Blender death, he has no sympathy from the audience.
- 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.
- 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 an even bigger jerk than Huph due to him being the Big Bad of the film. He often taunts Mr. Incredible to the point that he provokes the latter to kill Mirage.
- Knight of Cerebus: While not exactly upbeat, the movie certainly takes a darker turn when he shows up.
- Lack of Empathy:
- Feels no remorse for killing hero after hero just so he can develop an Omnidroid that can defeat Mr. Incredible and serve his plans to pretend to be a superhero.
- Hearing that the plane he just fired missiles upon has children aboard causes no emotional reaction or interest in aborting the missile attack.
- 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: A rare case of the villain having a lantern jaw comparable to the hero.
- Large Ham: He's quite fond of his Evil Gloating. His dramatic flourishes also get him in trouble a couple of times, as he accidentally flings away something that he had held immobile with his Zero-Point energy gloves. This is what allows Mr. Incredible to escape him after he captures Mr. Incredible for the first time.
- Laughably Evil: He is both humorous and unnerving. His dialogue is ripe with villainous cliches, and his goofy, hammy demeanor can almost make you forget that the guy is responsible for methodically 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.
- The Load: Despite his obvious engineering intelligence and considerable enthusiasm, Buddy becomes this to Mr. Incredible because he won't take no for an answer, doesn't have any formal training, and barges into a superhero/supervillain confrontation without any apparent concern for his own safety.
- 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: As a child, Buddy Pine was pining away to become Mr. Incredible's buddy and sidekick.
- Milking the Giant Cow: With hilarious results, thanks to his zero-point energy TractorBeams that are part of his gauntlets.
- Narcissist: He cares only for himself and his fame.
- Never My Fault: Buddy never acknowledges that it's his own actions that have caused Mr. Incredible to lose his patience and sternly reject him. Buddy refused to take no for an answer to his continued pestering or acknowledge that he had no superhero training. He barges into a superhero/supervillain confrontation without concern for his own safety which results in Bomb Voyage planting a bomb on his cape that causes considerable collateral damage. It's particularly telling that when Buddy flashbacks to Mr. Incredible telling him to "fly home," Bomb Voyage is no longer present.
- 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.
- The Resenter: He resents Mr. Incredible after the superhero rejected him as a sidekick.
- Sadist: When he realized Mr. Incredible knew the people on the plane approaching his island, Syndrome took pleasure in launching a missile attack while Bob watches helplessly.Syndrome: So you do know these people... Well, why don't I send them a little greeting.
- Smug Snake: He's normally competent enough, but he fatally underestimates the Omnidroid.
- The Sociopath: As a child, he tells Mr. Incredible "I've finally figured out who I am. I am your ward, Incrediboy" while never accepting Mr. Incredible's consistent rejections. As an adult, he cares only for his own glory and in order to obtain it he's willing to cause destruction and death of innocent people, even children, with no remorse at all. He calls Mr Incredible "weak" for sparing Mirage after he threatened to strangle her. When Mirage gets mad at Syndrome for risking her life, his facial expression is one of complete confusion as to why she is upset.
- Something Only They Would Say: Mr. Incredible is able to recognize him as Buddy Pine after Syndrome says, "I'm Your Biggest Fan."
- The Team Wannabe: To Mr Incredible, when he was a child.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Although Buddy was already showing sociopathic traits as a child, he at least seemed to be motivated to try and help. As an adult he became significantly more self-absorbed, cruel and lacking empathy.
- Tractor Beam: His gauntlets have zero-point energy field manipulators built into them; they enable him to a capture things in a stasis field that he can move around effortlessly.
- Turbine Blender: His fate, when he gets hit by a flying car and his cape gets caught in a jet turbine.
- Ungrateful Bastard: His interference in Mr. Incredible's encounter with Bomb Voyage nearly gets him killed, with the resulting damage kick-starting the Super Relocation Act which forces Mr. Incredible into retirement and hiding. Yet years later, Buddy/Syndrome has the gall to say he got the short end of the stick that day.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Downplayed. A young fanboy of Mr. Incredible turned into a dangerous, sociopathic villain. Since he grew into a Psychopathic Manchild who is immature, excitable, petulant, and irresponsible, he was unlikely the traditional sweet child, just far less of a monster than he was as an adult.
- 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.
- 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.Syndrome: 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...
- Worthy Opponent: Some shades of this with Mr. Incredible. Mr. Incredible is the last super he tests his Omnidroid on (it goes through 8 incarnations before he thinks it might be able to beat his old hero), and he quite readily admits to being impressed by how Bob managed to escape his probe.
- 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.
Voiced by: Elizabeth PeñaA 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 Syndrome's Number Two.
- Ambiguously Brown: Has a significantly darker skin color than any other character besides Frozone, as well as unidentifiable accent. She is played in this movie by Elizabeth Peña, an actress of Latin American descent.
- Dark Mistress: One scene heavily implies she's this to Syndrome.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: She is Ambiguously Brown, and add in her silver hair.
- 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
- Femme Fatale: "Mysterious and alluring woman."
- Heel–Face Turn: It starts when Syndrome launches missiles at a jet plane carrying children and becomes solidified when he is willing to risk her life when Bob threatens to crush her.
- 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.
- Meaningful Name: A mirage is something that appears real or possible but is not in fact so. Throughout her first encounters with Mr. Incredible she masterfully pretends to be something she isn't.
- Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: She didn't take kindly to Syndrome willing to risk her life when Mr. Incredible took her as a hostage.Mirage: [furious] Next time you gamble, bet your OWN life!
- Noodle People: She's exceptionally stringy, even when you consider the animation style.
- Number Two: She is Syndrome's second-in-command and is at his side in a majority of the scenes on the island. She's actively involved in his plan to attract superheros as part of "Project Kronus". Besides Syndrome, she's the only one on the island not wearing a face-obscuring mask .
- Vague Age: She looks young, but it's pretty hard to tell her exact age range due to factors like the silver hair.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: We never see what happens to her in the movie, but in the BOOM comics she joins the government agency as a spy.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: She won't stoop to harming children.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is a striking platinum blonde.
During the film, there were ten known versions of this battle robot. The first nine were prototypes designed to fight and kill supers. The tenth is larger than its predecessors and was used in the foiled Operation Kronos. All of them were artificially intelligent, enabling it to solve any problem that it encounters; when Omnidroid v.10 perceived Syndrome as a threat, it figured out that Syndrome had a remote control that could affect it and shot it off Syndrome's arm. Without the remote control to give him the advantage, Syndrome was forced to flee the robot as was knocked unconscious during his escape. Another feature of the Omnidroids is that they have colored eyes (e.g., v.08 has a blue/green eye, v.09 and v.10 has a red/orange 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 the v10 too clever, and once it identified Syndrome as a threat it realized it was being restricted by Syndrome's remote control and took appropriate action. 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. We see in Mr. Incredible's fight with v.08 that his attacks only work once before being anticipated and countered by the robot.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Double Subverted. Mr. Incredible was drawn to the island under the story that the Omnidroid that went rogue "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 unleashed upon the city determined that Syndrome was a threat and figured out he was obstructing its attacks with a remote control device and promptly shot the device off his arm.
- Attack Its Weak Point: The Omnidroid only finally stops when Mr. Incredible tricks it into ripping out its own power source. The final Omnidroid is likewise only defeated when the Incredibles launch one of its claws through its power source.
- 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.
- Defeat Equals Explosion: After the Omnidroid V10's power source is ripped out, it falls over and explodes.
- 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.
- Genius Bruiser: A very large, very powerful Killer Robot whose most dangerous trait is explicitly stated to be its intelligence and capacity for learning.
- 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 are its own claws.
- Red Eyes! Take Warning: The eighth model had blue eyes, the ninth which quickly defeated Mr. Incredible has orange (hinting at its deadly ascendance), so the final and most dangerous production model has red.
- Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Scale: The Omnidroid sinks in lava, giving it a density of more than 3,100 kg/m^3. Not only is that pretty unbelievable given we see that it's almost totally hollow below a relatively thin layer of armor, but later in the film Mr. Incredible is able to pick the final Omnidroid. Mr. Incredible, a man who treated bench pressing ~300 tons to be hard work, is obviously the World's Strongest Man, but still nowhere near strong enough to lift that thing if it really was that dense. Considering that the Omnidroid is a sphere at least 12 meters in diameter, then going by the earlier density the thing should weigh around 2,800 tons.
- Super Strength: When considering how huge it is, the Omnidroid's ability to move the way it does would make it incredibly, ridiculously powerful, even for its size. Of particular note is the scene where it jumps at Dash near the end of the film.
- 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.
Voiced by: Dominique LouisBomb Voyage is a recurring enemy of Mr. Incredible. He is a bomb-wielding villain dressed like a mime 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.
- Demolitions Expert: He uses bombs to gain access to the bank vault and to distract Mr. Incredible so he can make his escape.
- Enemy Mime: He isn't mute but he has the look.
- French Jerk: He only speaks in french, shows disdain for Mr. Incredible, insults Buddy's costume and blows stuff up without regard for who might get hurt. All of which certainly qualifies him as a jerk.
- Gratuitous French: All of his spoken lines are in French.
- Punny Name: Of the French phrase bon voyage or 'pleasant journey'.
- Would Hurt a Child: Put a bomb onto Buddy's cape to cause Mr. Incredible to focus on saving him while he escaped. He showed no discomfort about putting a child's life in danger.
Voiced by: John RatzenbergerThe Underminer is a supervillain appearing at the very end, prompting the Parr family to spring into action and serving to demonstrate that they are able to operate in public again and will go on to have many adventures while fighting various enemies as a superhero team.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Zig-zagged. His declared villain name has no animal theme, nor does his outfit portray any animal symbols. However, since he is a Captain Ersatz of the Mole Man from the Fantastic Four, his face has a distinct rodent teeth to convey a mole-like appearance.
- Artificial Limbs: His arms appear to have been replaced by crude metal prosthetics.
- Ascended Extra: He is only introduced in the last minutes of the first movie. Rise of the Underminer promotes him to Big Bad status.
- Badass Cape: A long, flowing brown one.
- 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!"
- Big Bad: He is the primary antagonist of the video game sequel Rise of the Underminer.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He declares war on peace and happiness and expects all to tremble before him. Pretty cliche villain.
- Evil Sounds Deep: John Ratzenberger drops his voice an octave and rants of the doom he will bring!
- 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.
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.
- 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 is a villain from The Incredibles comic book series. As her name implies, she is a master of hypnosis.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: According to Word of God, she was a good scientist whose goggles were reprogrammed by Xerek that resulted in her becoming a supervillain.
- The Dragon: To Xerek in the comics as the head minion.
- Goggles Do Something Unusual: Hypnotic ability channeled through them aside, the goggles were what ended up making her a villain to start with.
- Lotus-Eater Machine: Put Dash into one.
Elastigirl's arch nemesis and the Big Bad of the comics. Having an supernatural ability to always achieve victory, Xerek has accumulated power and wealth that has let him become the primary kingpin behind an assortment of super criminals.
- The Bad Guy Wins: Thanks to the story being Cut Short, at the end of the comics, he successfully ruins the reputation of the Incredibles with no consequences whatsoever.
- 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.
- Death Seeker: His ultimate goal is to bring the world down with him, having become tired of victory and his unnaturally long life
- Evil Old Folks: He's been alive for over 200 years thanks to his assorted experiments, but only looks the part after a climactic battle with Mr. Incredible years in the past.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He's driven to destroy Elastigirl's family life and superhero career becuase he can't have her to himself.
- The Man Behind the Man: Implied to be one to Syndrome or at least a good business partner.
- Powered by a Forsaken Child: Xerek's extended his life through machines siphoning off the lifeforce of others, having once killed a bunch of people born on a specific day to get such a recharge.
- 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.
A robot from the future trying to devolve humanity to conquer it.
One of Elastigirl's 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 Parrs 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.
- Stocking Filler: She wears fishnets.
- 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.
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.
- Badass Normal: Like mother, like son.
- Love Interest: To Violet.
- Put on a Bus: At the end of the first arc Due to his family being put into witness protection. He shows up later in the series for an appearance.
- Redeeming Replacement: For his mom.
- Science Hero: With the use of his mom's potions, he fights the good fight.
- Took a Level in Badass: Goes from a regular teenager to a self-made super able to keep up with Violet.