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What is Mr Incredible's real name?

Bob Parr (probably). In the wedding scene (prior to his family being taken into witness protection) we see him using the name Robert Parr. Minister: Robert Parr, will you have this woman to be your ...
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Why is everyone surprised that Jack-Jack has powers?

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 ...
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Do we ever learn Buddy's real name?

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 ...
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Do we ever learn Buddy's real name?

Apparently, his name really is Buddy. IMDB lists the character's name as Buddy Pine/Syndrome. The character's voice is provided by Jason Lee, who some of you may remember from My Name is Earl.
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Is Elastigirl's body shape her natural shape, or did she choose it?

Aside from the reason stated in the other answer of her needing force/to concentrate to be stretching we can also infer it’s her natural state from another reason. Every time we see her unstretch she ...
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Is Elastigirl's body shape her natural shape, or did she choose it?

The image provided with the question looks to supply the answer. In that scene, Elastigirl appears not entirely happy with her shape in the new skintight costume. (It's been a few years and three ...
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Who are these 'Incredibles' superheroes?

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 ...
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Why is everyone surprised that Jack-Jack has powers?

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 ...
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What is Mr Incredible's real name?

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 ...
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Is Edna Mode a Super?

No 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 ...
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What was Bob's job when he was originally Mr. Incredible?

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...") which, according to the Incredibles ...
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Why was Buddy so fond of Mr. Incredible?

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 "...
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What are Jack Jack's powers?

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 ...
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In Incredibles 2, why didn't anybody realize this?

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 ...
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Was Edna Mode's "No Capes!" rule inspired by Dollar Bill?

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!" ...
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Is Elastigirl's body shape her natural shape, or did she choose it?

Superpowers usually require some level of focus and concentration to use. You have to decide exactly how much strength you want to use or you have to decide to "kick in" your super speed. ...
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Did Mr. Incredible kill these henchmen?

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 ...
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Could Frozone be/have been identified?

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 ...
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What inspired the Incredibles?

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 ...
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Were the Supers born or created?

Unclear ...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 ...
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In Incredibles 2, why didn't anybody realize this?

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 ...
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What inspired the Incredibles?

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. ...
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Did Edna Mode design the superhero costumes with capes?

Possibly. The Incredibles: Essential Guide contains the following information about Edna Mode: Cape catastrophes A cape might seem like an accessory no Super could do without, but in reality, they ...
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Why are The Incredibles villains technologically-based?

Jealousy/resentment? 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 ...
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Why are Invisibility and Force Fields coupled together in certain super heroes?

In Sue Storm's earliest appearances, her sole power was the ability to turn herself invisible. She couldn't turn other people or objects invisible, and couldn't project force fields either. Stan Lee ...
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Are The Incredibles comics canon?

The comics that were produced during the period between the making of The Incredibles and prior to the release of The Incredibles 2 were treated as being entirely non-canon by the studio, which the ...
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Why are The Incredibles villains technologically-based?

Whacko's answer seems to be on the right track. Resentment of supers is a theme in both movies. To some degree, Syndrome planned to end Supers by (killing them and) by commercializing equalizing ...
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What prompted Edna Mode's "no capes" rule?

According to The Incredibles: Essential Guide factbook, E's primary motivation for disliking capes is twofold; in addition to being unsafe, she also considers them unfashionable. One thing E ...
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Why was Buddy so fond of Mr. Incredible?

We in the real world admire superheroes as children and sometimes beyond. It makes sense that that admiration would increase when the superheroes were actually real. Mr. Incredible seems to be the ...
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Do we ever learn Buddy's real name?

His birth name is Buddy, but the villian known as Syndrome has essentially done away with that name as he associates that with his weaker non-super self. This is supported by the fact that after the ...
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