Characters: The Incredibles
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The Parr Family
As A Whole
- Badass Family: A superhero family!
- 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.
- A Boy, a Girl, and a Baby Family: Dash, Violet, and Jack-Jack respectively.
- Domino Mask: Their new costumes include one.
- Ironic Name: Par(r) means "average". Something the Parrs definitely are not.
- 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. NelsonMr. Incredible is a super-hero from the Golden Age. He marries Elastigirl and accidentally starts the "Supers Relocation Program" to force all Supers to keep their secret identities to themselves.
- 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: A superhero that fights giant machines and other bad guys.
- Badass in Distress: As Syndrome's prisoner.
- Battle Couple: With Helen. They were on patrol on their wedding day.
- Berserk Button: He has a few. If you stop him from saving someone who needs help, he'll get angry. If you hurt his family, he'll get really angry and if you try to kill them... God help you.
Mr. Incredible: Release me! NOW!Syndrome: Or what?Mr. Incredible: I'll crush her!Syndrome: Oooh, that's a little dark for you, isn't it?
- This trope (and practically every other superhero trope) is lampshaded by Syndrome, who does in fact call him on it.
- Beware the Nice Ones: When he believes that Syndrome has killed his family, it's implied he was going to kill the guy in rage.
- He also comes really close to crushing Mirage to death, but ultimately can't go through with it.
- Brought Down to Normal: In the first arc of the comics, though it's gradual. It's eventually revealed to be the result of their new neighbor Jill, actually Helen's old foe Organa, using cookies baked with a depowering agent in an attempt to depower the entire family.
- The Cape: While he does not wear one, that doesn't stop him from being a strong example of one.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Will stop for anything as a simple as getting a cat down from a tree. Actively seeks opportunities to be a hero. Also makes it difficult for him to settle down after the abolition of superheroes.
- Could Say It But: When he worked at Insuricare, he did this to give customers tips on how to get around the system.
- Dating Catwoman: A Downplayed Trope. He doesn't have an affair with Mirage (although he inadvertently gave that impression to Helen), but they have quite flirty banter.
- Desk Jockey: Mr. Incredible is forced to become one to support his family's normal middle class life and hates it so much he sneaks a little vigilantism on the side.
- Despair Event Horizon: After it seems that Helen and the kids were killed by the air-to-air missiles, and after he almost crushed Mirage to death, he's left sobbing. Next time we see him, he's clearly in this place, expressing itself in him as a Tranquil Fury as he's about to truly crush Mirage's neck when she frees him. He's pulled out of it after Mirage revealed that his family wasn't actually killed. He's still emotionally scarred from it though, as seen with his "not strong enough" rant later.
- Fat and Skinny: The Fat to Lucius's Skinny. Though, Bob does become more fit.
- Genius Bruiser: Mr. Incredible must be very intelligent to master the subtle ins-and-outs of Insuricare, which we see even before he outwits Syndrome's Omnidroid and goes for a delve in the computer network. When he's infiltrating Syndrome's base, this fact helps him just as often as his strength does.
- 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 Red-Headed Heroine.
- Heroic BSOD: 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.
- Hot-Blooded: He gets annoyed easily when the subject of the "good old days" comes back.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Huge Guy to Helen's Tiny Girl; his chest is broad enough to encompass her and a hypothetical twin.
- 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.
- 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/Nigh Invulnerable: Survives being crushed by a bank vault door, falling several stories, and being hit by a train all in one scene.
- 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 BSOD.
- 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.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Lampshaded when he tries to save a man that wants to end his life.
- 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.
- 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 gun-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.
- 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, and the resulting consequences could have been predicted ...
- Top-Heavy Guy: Without his super strength, one would wonder how his small legs support his great chest.
- Tranquil Fury; While on the verge of a Heroic BSOD, when he's choking Mirage, he remains perfectly and frighteningly calm.
Voiced by: Holly HunterMr. 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: She herself lampshades it in the intro.
- Action Mom: Page image! "Sock'er Mom!"
- Badass: Like her husband, she's a superhero. She infiltrates Syndrome's island on her own.
- Badass Driver: Helen is an accomplish pilot.
- Battle Couple: With Bob; see his entry.
- Brainy Brunette: Helen has auburn (reddish-brown) hair and is an accomplished tactician.
- Bridal Carry: Carries Violet this way after one of her force fields is broken and she is left in a dazed state.
- 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.
- Fiery Redhead: It becomes darker and looks more brunette as the years go on.
- 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: Which irritates her.
- Home Sweet Home: All she wants is to move in and enjoy life.
- Housewife: After retiring from superheroing she became one of these; taking care of the house, raising kids, etc.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Tiny Girl to Bob's Huge Guy; see his entry.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Redheaded Heroine: Her hair has gotten more brownish over time, but Helen still shows the streaks in her hair that classify her as a redhead.
- 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.
- 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.
- Thigh-High Boots: Her shoes for her new super costume reach her thighs.
- 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 there restraints.
- Barrier Warrior: One of her powers is to create force fields.
- Berserk Button: She has one: poking fun at her crush.
- 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.
- Brainy Brunette: She explained to her parents how to locate a rocket. This kid is only 13!
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: Acts like this at the beginning, but she gets over it.
- Breakout Character: Violet Parr is one of Pixar's most popular females. Some fans have commented they would like her as the protagonist in the sequel.
- 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.
- Expy: Not in personality or looks, but she has the same power set as Sue Richards.
- Freudian Trio: The Superego to Dash's Ego and Jack-Jack's Id.
- 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.
- 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?
- Psychic Nosebleed: 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: Shy and lacking in confidence at the beginning.
- 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.
- Thigh-High Boots: Violet's shoes on her super suit reach her thighs.
- 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.
Voiced by: Spencer FoxThe middle child of the Parr family. He has super-speed powers and gets in trouble in school because he wants to play sports. His mom insists that competing in sports events would be cheating, even if he won by a little.
- 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 six-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!"
- 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.
- 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.
- Lightning Bruiser: His punches are fast and powerful.
- Meaningful Name: Guess what super power Dash has.
- Older Than They Look: He is actually said to be 9.
- Pint-Sized Kid: Justified Trope, as he's not that old.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Justified Trope. Force=Mass*Acceleration, thus, a kid with super-speed packs a punch.
- 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.
- 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.
- Badass Adorable: A baby with a plethora of superpowers.
- Cheerful Child: Cheerful baby.
- Freudian Trio: The Id to Violet's Superego and Dash's Ego.
- 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.
- Goo Goo God Like: As a baby he has several powers.
- In-Series Nickname: His full name is John Jackson Parr. Jack-Jack for short, though.
- Magic Pants: Averted. When he discovers his teleporting powers, his diaper remains behind and doesn't travel with him.
- Meaningful Name: A true jack of all trades.
- 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.
- Flight/Power Floats: Which one is uncertain.
- Intangible Man: He can float through walls.
- Teleporters and Transporters: It doesn't work in terms of keeping his diaper on.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Though he doesn't really seem to have that much control of it.
- Elemental Shapeshifter: Into multiple forms, including bulletproof steel and fire.
- Walking Spoiler: Sure, he does get some screen time, but his having superpowers is the spoiler.
Mr. Gilbert Huph
Voiced by: Wallace ShawnBob'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).
- 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."
- 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.
- It's All About Me: All he cares about is helping his own people in his business, rather than others.
- Jerkass: See Lack of Empathy.
- 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.
- 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.
Voiced by: Samuel L. JacksonA 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.
- An Ice Person: Generating ice is his superpower.
- Badass: A superhero.
- Bald of Awesome: Bald, but a very competent superhero.
- Black Best Friend: His most prominent scene is as Mr. Incredible's vigilante partner. Lucius was also the best man at Bob's wedding.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Berserk Button: Badass Capes on superhero outfits. Somewhat justified:Edna: November 15th of '58! All was well, another day saved, when... his cape snagged on a missile fin!Bob/Mr. Incredible: Thunderhead was not the brightest bu-Edna: Stratogale! April 23rd, '57! Cape caught in a jet turbine!Bob/Mr. Incredible: E, you can't generalize about these things-
- 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.
- 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.
- Crazy-Prepared: The Parr family never said anything about making a super hero family team, but she already created suits for all of them. In regards to the baby, whose powers she didn't know, she claims that she 'covered the basics'.
- "Luck favors the prepared."
- Deadpan Snarker: The only parts of her dialogue that are not bitting wit are her hammy lines, which are also snarky.
- The Fashionista: She's a fashion designer but she actually hates working for the fashion industry. In her opinion, compared to superheroes, supermodels make profoundly uninteresting subjects.
- Foreshadowing: She mentions how tons of heroes met their downfall due to capes. Guess what happens to Syndrome?
- Gadgeteer Genius: Ordinarily, super-geniuses work in electronics. She went into textile engineering instead. Friction-proof clothing? Bomb-proof spandex? Fabric that becomes invisible in sympathy with its wearer?
- E: And machine washable, dahling. That's a new feature.
- Genki Girl: Just listen to that phone call. It's almost too much for both Helen and the receiver.
- 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!
- Genre Savvy: A list
- She knows about the trouble with capes.
- She's aware of 10-Minute Retirement.
- Impossibly Cool Clothes: She makes these; bullet proof clothing stylzed heroic red with a tracking device.
- Impractically Fancy Outfits: ...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.
- Meganekko: Likely because Smart People Wear Glasses.
- 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 Im 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.
- 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.
Voiced by: Bret ParkerThe 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- What the Hell, Hero?: She eagerly hands Jack-Jack over to Syndrome, who is a complete stranger to her. She's later called out on this. She defends herself by pointing out that she was Driven to Madness. That baby was on fire. That's enough to stress anyone out. Plus, it's heavily implied she's been awake all night trying to keep Jack-Jack from destroying the house or killing her/himself.
Voiced by: Michael BirdThe high school boy on whom Violet nurses a heavy crush.
- Adorkable: Revealed to be this when he asks Violet out on a date at the end of the movie.
- Chick Magnet: A couple of girls greeted him in a flirty manner.
- Love Interest: Violet's. He doesn't get that much characterization since he only appears in the movie for a few minutes.
- Nice Guy: Once he figures out Violet's interested, he's friendly and polite to her.
- Pretty Boy: Very much so; it's not hard to see why Violet's interested.
- Satellite Love Interest: He shows up in the beginning and the end of the film and mainly exists as Violet's crush. In fact, he only really exists to demonstrate Violet's character development. At the beginning of the film, she's too shy to even remain visible in his presence. At the end, she's able to talk with him and get a date while he's stammering nervously.
Agent Rick Dicker
Voiced by: Bud LuckeyA government agent with a department charged with monitoring and concealing superhero activity, and an old friend of Bob's.
- Expy: His look, voice and manner are based on Richard Nixon
- 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.
- 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.
- In the "Jack-Jack Attack!" short, he also points out to Kari that handing a baby over to a stranger wasn't exactly responsible. Kari retorts that "THE BABY WAS EXPLODING!"
- 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 the only thing we know about him.
- Hero of Another Story: Before he died, he discovered the password to Syndrome's computer.
- Super Hero: He shoots lasers out of his eyes!
- Punny Name: A portmanteau of "gaze" and "laser beam".
- Posthumous Character: He's only seen alive once at Bob and Helen's wedding for a few seconds, and after a Time Skip plays a fairly important role after being killed by the Omnidroid.
Superheroes killed by their capes
- Cape Snag: "Superheroes killed by their capes".
- Chekhov's Gunman: These guys died when their capes snagged on things. Guess how Syndrome dies?
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Every one of them be it by missle snag or Turbine Blender.
- Deconstructed Trope: These guys serve to deconstruct the Badass Cape; in real life, these things are cumbersome at best and dangerous to the wearer at worst.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Especially Meta-Man, who had every power imaginable and yet was killed by his cape.
- Flight: All of them could fly.
- Friend to All Children: Edna remarks that Thunderhead was good with kids.
- Making a Splash: Splashdown, hence the name.
- Shock and Awe: Thunderhead, hence the name.
- Super Hero: "Superheroes killed by their capes".
- Super Wrist Gadget: Dynaguy's arm-mounted rocket boosters.
- Superpower Lottery: Meta-Man, including Flying Brick.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Stratogale, with birds.
- Turbine Blender: Stratogale died by flying too close to a plane.
Voiced by: Jason Lee
- 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.
- Big Bad: "I am Syndrome! Your nemesis!"
- Badass: When you capture a superhero family and commit genocide against supers you qualify.
- Badass Bookworm: He designed and built all the tech he uses.
- Badass Cape: Again, invoked. It's the cause of his death.
- Badass Normal: No superpowers, yet a threat to those that have them.
- Berserk Button: He has a big one: don't call him Buddy.
- Broken Pedestal: As Buddy, his Hero Worship put Bob off in a big way. But it was the complete lack of respect his hero showed for him after everything he'd done trying to become his sidekick that set Buddy down the path of darkness. And his bitter streak against superheroes is screaming when he gives his Motive Rant."My name is not Buddy! And it's not Incrediboy either. That ship has sailed. All I wanted was to help you. I only wanted to help! And what did you say to me?! [Fly home, Buddy. I work alone.] It tore me apart. But I learned an important lesson: you can't count on anyone. Especially your heroes!"
- Cape Snag: The cape he was wearing ends up in a jet engine, leading to his death.
- 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.
- 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.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: This, more than all of his minions and weapons, is what's most threatening about him.
You sly dog! You caught me monologuing!
- When developing his Omnidroid, he didn't just send it after Bob right away because the risk of it (and in turn him) being defeated were too high. Instead, he sent it after other, weaker supers. When one of them defeated it, Syndrome analyzed the data he collected this way, made a stronger version of the Omnidroid, and repeated the process until he deemed it strong enough to take on Mr. Incredible.
- He's aware of the danger inherent in Just Between You and Me.
- Deadpan Snarker: Lots of his dialogue is snarky but more of it is Large Ham style.
- 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.
- Evil Counterpart: To Bob. Syndrome lives in glory, and he is what Bob would have ended up to be if he continued his obsession with living in his glory days and getting assimilated in it, but unlike Bob who does feel bad about his actions, Syndrome has no empathy for others and never apologizes or shows remorse for his actions.
- Evil Genius: He creates an island lair, gravity controlling gloves, and intelligent AI that can learn; he uses them for petty revenge and self-satisfaction.
- Evil Is Petty: His path to villany was because his idol rejected him. It wasn't out of smugness but more concern for his safety. Buddy sadly never saw it that way.
- Evil Redhead and Fiery Redhead: He's evil, has red hair, and has a large personality with a fiery temper.
- Face-Heel Turn: Wannabe superhero to genuine super villain.
- 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.
- 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.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He got extremely jealous when he found out that the Incredibles and Frozone defeated his robot and got all the attention and glory. This may have been his motivation to killing all the other supers, so he could get all the glory.
- Hero Killer: Mr. Incredible discovers that he has killed dozens of supers while improving the drone.
- Hero-Worshipper: As Buddy, who then went HORRIBLY wrong.
- Hoist by His Own Petard:
- 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.
- 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 a rude, callous asshole.
- Karmic Death: Is 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.
- Knight of Cerebus: While not exactly upbeat, the movie certainly takes a darker turn when he shows up.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Inverted because he's a villain.
- Large Ham: He's quite fond of his Evil Gloating.
- Lack of Empathy: Feels zero remorse for killing all those supers, and ordering a plane with children in it shot down.
- 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:
- 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!"
- Older Hero vs. Younger Villain: The younger villain to Mr. Incredible's older hero.
- Psychopathic Manchild: He goes from calm and collected one moment to whinging like a kid the next.
- 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.
- Smug Snake: He's normally competent enough, but he fatally underestimates the Omnidroid.
- The Team Wannabe: To Mr Incredible, when he was a child.
- Took a Level in Badass: He wasn't so competent as 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 thought he wouldn't do it".
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: A young fanboy of superheroes like Mr. Incredible himself, turned into a dangerous villain. YMMV, because it seems like his motives were self-serving even as a kid.
- 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 Hurt a Child: Shot missiles at Mrs. Incredibles plane even after finding out children were on-board.
- 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 PenaA 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.
- 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-Skinned Blonde: See Ambiguously Brown, above, 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
- 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 cheerfully helped a serial killer murder dozens of supers, several of whom probably had kids.
- Ignored Enamored Underling: Ir'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.
- Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: She didn't take kindly to Syndrome carelessly gambling her life when Mr. Incredible took her as a hostage.
- Mook-Face Turn: A dragon rather than a mook but still joins up with the heroes.
- 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.
- Accidental Truth: Syndrome unwittingly made it a bit too clever for its own good. Mr.Incredible ended up doing the job he was fake hired for.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The Omnidroid "got smart enough to wonder why it had to take orders" and turned against its makers. In reality, this was a lie, and the Omnidroids Mr. Incredible fights were under Syndrome's control the whole time. However, the final Omnidroid really does turn against its master - it got smart enough to wonder why it had to take orders from Syndrome. Or, rather, figured out Syndrome was obstructing its attacks with his remote control device and decided to fix that.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: It will take note of repeated tactics and devise a way to counter them.
- 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.
- Dragon Ascendant: In the climax, the final version defeats Syndrome and becomes the greater threat.
- Hero Killer: That's what it was built for and how it was tested.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: The first Omnidroid fought is destroyed by Bob climbing inside it, causing it to attack itself to get to him. The second time, Bob uses its own claws to pierce a hole in it.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: The Omnidroid doesn't flinch at anything the Incredibles or the Army throws at it. An earlier version even survives being submerged in lava. The only thing that can damage it is its own claws.
- 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.
- Badass Bandolier: Wears two in a X pattern over his chest, covered in 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.
- Would Hurt a Child: Threw a bomb onto Buddy's cape, sure Mr. Incredible would let him slip away to deal with it.
- 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.
- Expy: Of Marvel Character "Mole Man"
- Incoming Ham: "BEHOLD, THE UNDERMINER!"
- Pixar Regulars: John Ratzenberger.
- This Is a Drill: His main weapon is a giant mining drill.
- Tunnel King: Makes his entrance by tunneling up through the street.
- The Dragon: To Xerex
- Lotus-Eater Machine: Put Dash into one.
Elastigirls arch nemsis and the Big Bad of the comics.
- Big Bad: He's the main villain in the comics.
A robot from the future trying to devolve humanity to conquer it.
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.
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.