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  • The Incredibles mentions a few of these with the outfits made for each of the main characters. Elastigirl's is able to stretch as far as she can, Dash's is resistant to the friction created by the super speed, Violet's is designed to disappear when she does.
    • An aversion of one of the problems with force fields from the same film. At the final battle, the Omnibot is attempting to crush Violet and Dash, who are inside one of Violet's spherical force fields. When it lifts right after Violet is knocked temporarily unconscious, we can see that an indentation in the street has been made in the shape of the force field, suggesting that the force field was acting as an indestructible sphere, transferring the force of the Omnibot to the street below.
      • She also must take some of the force herself, since she was hurt enough to be knocked out by the omnibot bashing on her shield.
      • However, this view presents several problems, which, because not all of them directly relate to this trope, are listed under the headscratcher section in this movie's page.
      • Earlier in the film, when she is first using her powers in combat, her force field "ripples" when hit by machine gun bullets, implying some elasticity as well as an efficient enough redistribution of energy to resist the impacts for a sustained period of time without any reduced functionality. If anything, it implies that there is simply an upper limit as to how much energy her fields can absorb and redistribute in a single collision. At the same time, the key point of her invisible shields is that they are invisible —the flashes of violet light could very well be how the field discharges the accumulated energy, whether from simple contact (and therefore friction) with the air, leading to a faint haze, or from larger impacts that create bright flashes and visible ripples across the surface.
    • Also, it deconstructs Mr. Incredible's Super Strength + Nigh-Invulnerability combo. He can't magically anchor himself and when he uses his strength on normal objects, they're visibly warped (grabbing his car to stop from falling, he bends the roof badly enough the door won't close). Rule of Funny, however, when he lifts his car without damaging it further. When he stops a train, he does so by bracing himself and relying on friction; also, he visibly winces just before impact. Finally, when fighting the Omnidroid, it smacks him all over the place because he can't just plant himself at will. Really, the movie is a Deconstruction + Reconstruction of the superhero genre.
      • And that train? The people on board were all injured by coming to such a quick stop. As was the suicidal guy he tackled in midair, though not as badly as you might expect. Frozone also can't just make ice because there needs to be at least some water around. On the other hand, he can make a lot more ice than the air should be able to hold as water vapor.
  • In Disney's Tangled, Rapunzel's magic hair must also be magically immune to split ends and other problems that would plague normal hair that hasn't been cut for 18 years. Her hair having healing powers might explain it.
  • In Superman vs. the Elite, The Hat is protected by an invisible magical forcefield that not even Superman can break, so he thinks he's invincible. The forcefield lets air through so he can breathe. When Superman creates a massive whirlwind, The Hat ignores it because the wind isn't hurting him... until it sucks away all the oxygen and he passes out.
  • Elsa, of Disney's Frozen explains in her own song why she can walk around a snowed-over mountaintop and her self-created ice palace in a dress made of frost: "The cold never bothered me anyway". She can also walk on ice without slipping, though she can turn this off to effortlessly skate without wearing ice-skates.
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