The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy superhero film written and directed by Brad Bird and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was the sixth film produced by Pixar Animation Studios. The film's title is the name of a family of superheroes who are forced to hide their powers and live a quiet suburban life. Mr. Incredible's desire to help people draws the entire family into a battle with an evil villain and his killer robot.
"Supers"—humans with superpowers—are forced into civilian relocation programs after facing several lawsuits from peripheral damage caused by their crime fighting activities. Fifteen years after relocation, Bob and Helen Parr, formerly Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, and their children Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack live as a suburban family, but Bob is unsatisfied with suburban life. On some nights, Bob and his old friend Lucius Best, formerly Frozone, perform vigilante work, unbeknownst to Helen. After being fired due to fighting with his boss, Bob finds a message from a woman named Mirage, who convinces him to become Mr. Incredible again and escorts him a mission to destroy a malfunctioning robot called the Omnidroid.
After getting back in shape and having his Supersuit repaired, Bob leaves for Nomanisan again, but discovers that Mirage is working for Buddy Pine, a former fan shunned by Mr. Incredible, who has now become the super-villain Syndrome. Bob finds Syndrome's computer, and discovers that he murdered countless retired superheroes with previous Omnidroid prototypes to improve its design. Meanwhile, a suspicious Helen visits Edna Mode, the costume designer Bob had met earlier, finds out what Bob has been up to, and activates a homing beacon to find him, inadvertently causing Bob to be discovered and captured.
Helen borrows a jet to head for Nomanisan, but Violet and Dash stow away wearing their own costumes, leaving Jack-Jack in the care of a teenage babysitter. The jet is destroyed by Syndrome, but the family make it to the island. The family is eventually reunited after Helen discovers Syndrome's evil plan, but Syndrome captures them reveals that he intends to perfect the Omnidroid, "defeat" it in public in Metroville to be viewed as a hero, and then sell his inventions so everyone will become equally "super," making the term meaningless.
With Mirage's help, the Parrs escape and head off to Metroville, where the Omnidroid proves to be too intelligent and foils Syndrome's plan. The Parrs and Lucius eventually defeat the Omnidroid, saving the city. Returning home, the Parrs find Syndrome abducting Jack-Jack, but Jack-Jack's own morphing superpowers start to manifest and allow him to escape. While Jack-Jack is rescued, Syndrome attempts to flee, but Bob throws his own car at the jet, knocking Syndrome into the jet's intake; he dies when his cape gets snagged in the turbine. The jet explodes and destroys the Parr's house, but Violet's force field protects the family.
Three months later, the Parrs have readjusted to normal life, but the city is attacked by a villain called the Underminer. The family dons their superhero outfits and prepare to fight.
The Incredibles as a concept dates back to 1993, when Bird sketched the family during a period in which he tried to break into film. Bird was in the process of producing his first animated film, The Iron Giant; when the film became a box-office bomb, he reconnected with old friend John Lasseter at Pixar in March 2000 and pitched his story idea to him. While originally planned to be done in traditional animation, it was done in CGI when Brad transferred to Pixar. Plenty of new animation technology was developed specifically for this film; it is the first Pixar film with humans as the main characters.
At the Disney shareholders meeting in March 2014, Disney CEO and chairman Bob Iger confirmed that Pixar is working on another The Incredibles film, with Bird returning as writer.
In Badfic and the PPC Edit
While there isn't as much badfic of The Incredibles as there is for other more popular movies, it still exists due to the loyal but misguided fanbase this movie has. Many fan-writers have attempted to put the spotlight on various secondary characters in the movie, with Violet in particular being extremely popular due to her appeal to adolescent males. The poor girl has been through many different fanfiction cliches, from hurt/comfort fic to crossover shippings to being paired with too many Gary Stus to count; pairings of her with Syndrome, the movie's freaking main antagonist, are distressingly common. Other fanfics have attempted to add characterization to the many bit Supers who are implied to have died or were killed in the movie and the DVD bonus material, to varying levels of success.
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- "Connecting the Dots" (crossover with Portal, Megamind, Marvel Comics Universe, Jurassic Park, The Matrix, Death Note, Donkey Kong Country, Kim Possible, Ice Age, The Land Before Time, and a few miscellaneous others), Agents Falchion and Rashida Mafdetiti (DF)
- "KnightFail" (crossover with Batman), Agents Sarah Katherine Squall, Solvig Karinsdotter, and Yuuna Takamiya (DIC) with trainee Feratu