In the wedding scene (prior to his family being taken into witness protection) we learn that his name is Robert Parr.
Minister: Robert Parr, will you have this woman to be your lawful wedded wife?
and it was Robert "Bob" Parr when he met Elastigirl in the first place.
"Oh, well...I thought I'd see you there." He let out a chuckle as he
shook his ...
Supers are usually born with their powers.
The only explanation for why the family is so surprised is that if he were to have them at all, they should have manifested long before then. Since they hadn't, the family just assumes he's powerless:
Normal? What do you know about normal? What does anyone in
this family know about normal?
The film's end-credits (see below) indicate that Buddy Pine is his given name. It's certainly possible that since Buddy was intended by the animators to be something of a caricature of Pixar Producer Brad Bird, that his name is actually short for Bradley (of which Buddy is a common contraction), but there's no specific indication in the movie that this is ...
There may not have been any original comics for the Incredibles to be drawn from, but there was plenty of inspiration to be had in their creation. They draw their inspiration from some of the greatest heroes ever in the Marvel Universe, the Fantastic Four. They also used plenty of the common tropes of the comic industry.
Some of the ideas are right out of ...
This is a little speculation on my part but:
At the end of the first movie, we saw Jack-Jack transform but I guess that everyone on the ground apparently didn't. As the audience, we typically get more information than the characters do.
And Helen repeatedly said, "What's happening?? Something's happening!" And by the time Bob threw Helen to Jack-Jack he ...
A few of the 'supers' in the pictures are identifiable; Frozone by his distinctive ice trail, Dynaguy by his helmet crest and Meta-Man by his trademark pose.
The others depicted don't appear in the film or any of its associated materials, in particular;
There are only two known supers with wings (both insectile, one fictional)
No known supers have a ...
Mirage has no superpowers.
This was confirmed in a tweet from the film's Executive Producer; Brad Bird
Q: “What was Mirage's super power?”
A: She's not a super, but her power is to threaten strong marriages in a
As such, Syndrome seems to employ her because she meets the three main criteria for a successful "Villain's Assistant" in ...
I believe that the answer is as simple as that his name really is Bob Parr and there is no evidence that it has changed. The witness relocation issue really isn't that much of a problem because memories are erased.
Normally the government agent and Bob's old friend Rick Dicker would cover such an incident by paying to keep the company quiet, relocating ...
I suspect the truth was she did not like capes and considered them dangerously unfashionable. From her perspective, she thought capes ruined the line of what she considered the ultimate expression of superhuman appearance, the well-garbed human form.
Rumor has it she was likely responsible for issuing said capes to the supers (against her fashion advice, ...
Now it's a strong claim to say no here but there doesn't seem to be any evidence that she is a Super and there is a case of someone similar who was not one.
The Supers were born with their powers
In my answer to the question: Were the Supers born or created? I come to the conclusion that the Supers were born with their powers.
Syndrome is ...
Mirage is not revealed to have any super-powers and is a supporter of Syndrome and his hero-killing agenda. Her reasons for lending technical expertise to Syndrome are never reported. She has killed heroes with Syndrome so she is not opposed to killing but did not believe in the indiscriminate killing of innocents or children.
Mirage and Syndrome have a ...
Mr Incredible was an obvious target for Buddy's fan-affection for two key reasons.
Visibility / Merchandising
He was the most visible and celebrated of the Supers. He was both Time and Life's "Super of the Year" and repeatedly saved the city, earning the 'Key to the City', numerous awards for gallantry as well as the 'Civilian Medal of Honor'.
The powers we know so far are
Self-immolation (The Incredibles, Incredibles 2, Jack-Jack Attack)
Eye lasers (Incredibles 2 trailer, Incredibles 2)
Phasing through objects and/or dimensional shifting (Incredibles 2, Jack-Jack Attack)
Transforming into some sort of demon (The Incredibles, Incredibles 2)
Some as-yet unexplored lightning power (Incredibles ...
There are a considerable number of money-spinners on his wall of fame
The Mr Incredible Cadets
An album of covered songs ("Mr Incredible Sings...")
Merchandise aplenty (lunchboxes, patches, pez dispenser, branded Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots game, etc).
An action figure and various toy cars
A branded cereal ("Incredible Pops!")
Mr Incredible Official Fan Club
I think this quote from the Wikipedia page on The Incredibles probably is the most direct answer that you will find.
Brad Bird was not sure where the idea for a superhero family came from,
but he stated that it came from drawings he did back in 1993. He was
also inspired by his own life while writing the film. His situation
during that time was ...
Winston does pick up on this when the Supers walk out for the signing on the ship.
He asks Evelyn something along the lines of, "What's with the new masks?"
To which Evelyn replies, "Yeah, they've got night vision."
The quotes are not exact just from my memory, but the point is what counts.
Being that Evelyn is the tech guru, it wouldn't seem out of the ...
In the 'Special Features' of the Incredibles DVD you see the NSA (National Supers Agency) files, with a voice over by agent Rick Dicker:
He states that despite the fact that he, personally, feels that the records should be destroyed (now that the Supers have 'officially' retired) the government wishes to keep hold of all ...
According to the script he simply rendered them unconscious (with his fists).
OUTSIDE THE MOBILE UNIT
The vehicle ROCKS as Bob quickly punches out the guards within. In moments Bob emerges, whistles to his family that the coast is clear.
My best guess is that the government knows, but they might not care, especially in this specific situation.
From what we've seen, the government in the Incredibles universe actually cares about the Supers. They work hard to relocate them and keep their identities secret, and from some of the interactions we've seen (especially the scene with Rick Dicker ...
It would appear the answer is no, Bird has previously said in an interview he's never read Watchmen and has only heard of it in broad terms so it's unlikely it influenced his "No capes!" idea.
Barrier: I've been astonished by how precise the parallels have been that some people have drawn between the film and certain superhero comic books, like Powers, ...
The Incredibles kids also realize this because they witness Frozone, who was trying to help them escape the hench-heroes in "The Incredibile", suddenly change sides and start attacking them as soon as the goggles are slipped on him. That's a pretty clear cause-and-effect, even for Dash.
...but evidence points to the Supers being born with their powers.
I'll start off by saying it is quite evident from the first film that the "second set" of Supers were born with their powers, meaning Violet, Dashiell and Jack-Jack. E also seems to hold to the same assertion that two Supers having children should produce a Super.
Edna: Shh! ...
It's not the back cover, it's the tombstone headline on the front page. It also has the subheader "The Astounding Story". Beyond that, the writing below is unreadable and the picture (of buildings) doesn't seem relevant.
Unlike other easter eggs, this headline doesn't seem to relate to any of Pixar's prior or upcoming films. Best guess is that it was either ...
The Incredibles: Essential Guide contains the following information about Edna Mode:
A cape might seem like an accessory no Super could do without, but in reality, they are a real safety hazard. When you look at the number of Supers who have had cape-related mishaps, it's no wonder E has vowed never to make a cape again......
I haven't seen the sequel yet. But there don't seem to be that many Supers around. But they do get all the fame and stardom.
The villains could simply be people who are "bummed out" that they were born as a normal person, but they want to achieve great things. Somehow this usually gets out of hand, and they get too powerful. And the ...
Echoing Donald.McLean's answer, Brad Bird talked about his inspiration in the artbook "The Art of the Incredibles". In short, there was no specific inspiring property that he's referencing. The film is about his own anxieties (his own mid-life crisis and fear of failure) mixed in with superhero and spy movie tropes from a hundred different sources.
Brad Bird has stated quite clearly that he hasn't read — or even was unaware of — many of the works that are commonly thought of as an inspiration for The Incredibles.
He had heard of Watchmen but never read it, he hadn't even heard of Powers, and what he knew of Fantastic Four was through occasional exposure.
Barrier: I've been astonished by how precise ...
I've seen an argument that The Incredibles is not a superhero story at all, it's a sports comeback story dressed up in one of Edna's suits. If only I could remember where I read that I'd offer up a link (suggestions from the audience are solicited, because this idea is not originally mine).
Consider the stark contrast drawn between his life as a hero and ...
It's not clear what the feds knew but there's absolutely no indication that the govt knew that Syndrome was killing supers, nor that they wouldn't have immediately tried to stop him if they'd found out.
As to the question of why the National Supers Agency aren't doing something about it, the people tasked with hiding the supers (notably Rick Dicker) do ...