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Doesn't matter if they're on an enemy infested island, there is always time for a family hug.

  • Even if it didn't quite turn out the way he was probably expecting it to, the job that Bob chose after the supers were forced to take up a civilian life is quite heartwarming: working for an insurance company. If he can't stop disasters or save people anymore, at the very least he can try to help the victims of those disasters and tragedies get back on their feet.
  • Bob's first scene at his job, he even puts his position on the line to help an old woman navigate the bureaucracy to get the coverage she's entitled to. Even if it's in a mundane situation and his boss reads him the riot act for it afterward, Bob still does the right thing when he can.
    • Which actually serves as a Tear Jerker, considering that exactly this ideology does not work out for him thanks to his boss...
    • Even better: the riot act his boss reads to him reveals that this isn't the only time Bob has done this. He's been going out of his way to help a lot of clients.
  • One particular object stands out in Mr Incredible's collection of memorabilia from his old superhero days. Amongst all the newspaper stories, posters and awards, there's a simple drawing of Mr Incredible stopping an out of control schoolbus from crashing into the sea, along with the words "Thank you Mr Incredible", and the signatures of all the children who were on that schoolbus. It's a simple reminder that, because of the heroics of Mr Incredible and the other supers, there are people with lives, loved ones and futures who are here today thanks to them.
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  • The moment where Helen leaves the kids to go find her husband and Violet runs after her, because she couldn't make her powers work earlier. Helen gives her the best reassuring-parent speech a kid could ask for.
    • After the above scene, when the guard tries to shoot Dash, Violet jumps in front of him - and for the first time is able to project a really large force bubble. It then becomes a funny moment when Dash takes off with both of them inside the bubble like a giant hamster ball.
      • Extra points for Violet here since she didn't know that was going to work. For all their fighting she was fully willing to take a bullet for her brother.
    • Anytime Violet and Dash save each other, especially considering their constant bickering in the first part of the movie.
  • The first thing Bob does when Mirage reveals that his family survived the attack on their plane? He helps her up from the ground and gives her a hug in relief. Considering that he was half-insane with grief and almost choking her to death just a few seconds earlier, this kind of Snap Back is very relieving to see.
    • And after that, when Helen appears, she finally learns Bob wasn't having an affair. What does he do? He pulls her towards him and they share their second (of three) Big Damn Kiss, followed by a line to warm anyone's heart: "How could I betray the perfect woman?".
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  • Mirage's Heel–Face Turn. "Say please."
  • Bob whispering to Helen that he's not strong enough to lose her or the kids again… and Helen gently reminding him that she's a powerful superhero, and so are their children, and they're gonna kick ass together.
  • Though it may not seem like it at first, Edna's "No capes" rant. She knows all too well how supers have died thanks to their capes and doesn't want Bob to suffer a similar fate by having one.
    • Edna's earlier exasperation at having to design for supermodels instead of heroes, dismissing them for not caring about anyone but themselves. It's clear that Edna doesn't just value working with supers for the unique designs she can create, she wants to help them make the world a better place.
  • After 15 years of being in hiding, the Incredibles and Frozone are finally applauded as true heroes.
  • When Helen catches Jack-Jack in midair after his (literally) explosive tantrum following Syndrome's attempt to kidnap him, he instantly calms down and coos "Mama."
  • When Violet and Dash were going to be squashed on and killed by the Omnidroid, Bob rushes in to save them and tells them to go. Not a minute later, Helen literally scoops up a just woken up Violet into her arms.
    • What? Nothing for Dash? If anyone here can recall, when Violet fell unconscious, he didn't do anything. He had plenty of time to run away, but he stayed with his sister, even though he didn't know his dad would save him. Give the boy a medal.
  • Helen giving a So Proud of You statement Violet and Dash at different times:
    • Helen's "What a trooper. I'm so proud of you" line to Dash, after he used his Super Speed to get them to Nomanisan from way out in the ocean.
    • Helen's words to Violet after her daughter saved their family via forcefield from the Syndrome's destroyed plane? "That's my girl."
  • The look on Mr. Incredible's face the first time he sees Dash run on water.
    • The look on Dash's face, when he realizes he's running on water!
  • Bob complimenting Violet on her headband. Made even more adorable by Violet's initial flustered reaction at him noting it.
    • In the same scene, though it's meant to be funny, Dash's declaration of "I love our family." is a nice change from the grumpy kid we saw earlier in the movie who felt stifled by his parents and deliberately antagonized his sister for no other reasons than to be annoying and because he was bored.
  • The whole montage of Bob after he takes his new "job":
    • He and Helen share a passionate kiss and some other none-too subtle groping and implications of sex.
    • At one point, Bob sneaks up on Violet and kisses her nose.
    • Bob and Dash spending time together either with racing cars or playing football.
    • That they're playing catch as supers instead of normal people is even better.
    • Bob kissing Jack-Jack's head and feeding him (while doing the same face thing Helen did earlier).
    • Bob losing the weight he'd gained over the last 15 years and regaining (most of) his trim muscular physique.
  • Violet getting confident and comfortable enough to make a date, almost effortlessly.
    Violet: I like movies. I'll buy the popcorn.
    Tony: ...Friday?
    Violet: Friday.
  • The moment when Edna tells Helen to pull herself together is incredibly sweet—and we mean incredible. The expression of sheer glee on her face at the end of her speech and the way she says 'WIN!' shows just how confident she is in Helen's abilities. She doesn't doubt Helen's victory for a moment.
    Edna: "What are you talking about? You are ELASTIGIRL! My God, pull! Yourself! Together! What will you do; is this a question?! Show him that you remember that he is Mr. Incredible and you will remind him who you are! Go! Confront the problem! Fight! WIN!
    • "And call me when you get back, darling; I enjoy our visits."
      • The heartwarmingest thing? Helen can literally pull herself back together as that is what her power is. Edna is basically saying "Go and be a super hero and mess up all of the bad guy's stuff. Then come back and tell me all about the stuff that was messed."
    • When Helen calls Edna on the phone and identifies herself, Edna lets out an ecstatic "DAAAAAARLINNG!" Judging from her reaction, she and Helen must have been good friends back in the day and she is clearly thrilled to get back in touch with her.
    • While Edna doesn't approve of Bob's moonlighting she still sympathizes with him enough to tell Helen to "remember that he is Mr. Incredible". She recognizes that Bob was desperate to feel appreciated, and provide for his family, just made a bad decision.
  • Edna knows the Incredibles well enough to predict the powers that a tiny few month old baby will later develop. She's not just a fashion designer, dahlink - she knows her friends well enough to be super mondo prepared.
  • A relatively minor moment, but earlier in the film, Mr. Incredible saves a cat that's stuck in a tree; despite already being involved in a high-intensity car chase, he takes the time to help an old woman and her adorable little cat immediately.
  • A ray of light in a very dark scene: the look of relief on Mr. Incredible's face when he finds out that Syndrome has no idea where Elastigirl is.
  • An understated moment, but the fact that despite Elastigirl's suspicions, Mr. Incredible was never having an affair. All he ever wanted to do was be a superhero again, and when she's chewing him out after seeing him hug Mirage when she brings news of her, Dash's, and Violet's survival, he's being 100% genuine when he asks her, "How could I betray the perfect woman?"


  • One from the commentary: Director Brad Bird spends nearly the entire thing singing the praises of all the animators who worked on the project, and at one point laments the fact that he probably can't name check every single person who made the movie. This is a guy who really loves his work, and the people who made it possible.
  • The cameo by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston. You know the one.

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