- "True to his incredible strengths, all Bob wants to do is save the world - even if he has to do it undercover. It takes almost losing everything, however, for him to see that the real source of his power is his extraordinary family."
- —The official Pixar website.
While not much is known about his early life, Bob has shared he was trained in his days as a rookie hero by veteran wartime hero Jack B. Nimble. Not as naturally agile as his teacher, Bob and Jack worked together to adapt Bob's powerhouse fighting style so he could more easily dodge and move around enemy blows and weaponry.
- "No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again. Sometimes I just want it to stay saved! You know, for a little bit? I feel like the maid; I just cleaned up this mess! Can we keep it clean for... for ten minutes!"
- —Mr. Incredible on saving the world.[src]
While driving to his wedding with Elastigirl, Mr. Incredible experiences an otherwise routine day of fighting crime and saving lives, including rescuing a man from falling off a building and stopping a train from falling off its track (though, in a deleted scene, Syndrome says that it's against the law for supers to marry and have kids). In addition to confronting an infamous member of his rogues' gallery Bomb Voyage, Mr. Incredible must deal with the intrusion of his self-proclaimed #1 fan, Buddy Pine, who tries to impose himself as Mr. Incredible's sidekick, "IncrediBoy". Constantly frustrated by his presence, Mr. Incredible coldly rebuffs him each and every time he appears. After he gets married, Mr. Incredible faces a series of lawsuits: the man he saved from falling off a building was trying to commit suicide and is suing for the hindrance of such, while the victims of the train rescue are suing for the injuries they have sustained (even though they might have died had it not been for Mr. Incredible's intervention). These lawsuits have inspired people across the world to sue Supers everywhere for the "annoyances" they create while fighting crime. With the suits costing the government millions of dollars, the government sponsors a witness protection program in exchange for the promise to stop all superhero work, thus seeing the end of the Golden Age of Supers.
Fifteen years later, Mr. Incredible has settled down with his wife Elastigirl and they have three children: Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack. Bob is overweight and frustrated with the drudgery of his job as a claims adjuster for a corrupt insurance company called Insuracare and secretly helps deserving clients to find loopholes to get their payments. He dreams of returning back to his glory days of superheroism, going so far as to moonlight as a crime fighter by listening to a police scanner every Wednesdays, with his friend Frozone, known now as Lucius Best, claiming to their wives that they're going bowling, though Lucius actually wants to go. They have discovered that another former superhero named Gazerbeam has had trouble adjusting to civilian life like Bob does, and is now missing. They go to save people from a burning building but the heat is to much for Lucius to put out with his powers. They accidentally run into the nearby jewelry store, where the security guard assumes they are robbers; Lucius freezes him with the water from the nearby dispenser. When Helen finds out about Bob's nighttime escapades, it causes an argument; Bob hates having to hide their gifts, and wants to return to the heroics of the old days, while Helen is concerned about keeping the family together and not having to start over again by going into hiding in a brand new location.
Eventually Gilbert Huph, Bob's miserly boss, suspects Bob is helping clients and reprimands him. During the lecture, Bob notices a person being mugged in the street. Mr. Huph stops Bob from going to the victim's aid, threatening to fire him, and the mugger escapes. When Huph smugly begins lecturing again, Bob, furious with his boss's insensitivity, angrily grabs him by the neck and accidentally hurls him through several office walls. Huph is hospitalized and Bob is fired. Normally the government agent and Bob's old friend Rick Dicker would cover such an incident by paying to keep the company quiet, relocating his family, and erasing memories of the incident, but since it is costing too much money for the government, Dicker says that he can no longer help Bob, but quickly relents and offers to bail him out one last time, an offer that Bob refuses since his family has adjusted to their current life. While Bob is trying to figure out how to tell Helen about his accident, Mirage, a mysterious agent, contacts him and offers highly-paid work: subduing a renegade robot, the Omnidroid 08, on Nomanisan, an uncharted volcanic island. Bob takes the assignment, telling Helen that he is attending a conference out of town, hiding both the loss of his job and the renewal of hero work. Bob defeats the Omnidroid, and then has dinner with Mirage before coming home. With the hefty reward, Bob begins to lead a much happier life with his family. However, he has slightly damaged his supersuit from the battle, and takes it to its designer, the flamboyant Edna Mode, for repairs. Edna also offers to create a brand-new suit for him and he accepts but, unbeknownst to him, she also creates suits for his entire family.
He is summoned to the inland for his second mission two months later, this time wearing the new red suit Edna made for him instead of his old, blue one. When Bob returns to the island, he discovers that Mirage was working with Buddy Pine, having become a psychotic and incredibly wealthy weapons designer named Syndrome. Embittered by constant rejection from his former idol, he made a fortune in high-tech weapons technology. He then invented the Omnidroid, a robot designed to kill Supers. When he first reached the island, he was ambushed and defeated by an improved version of the Omnidroid 08 prototype robot, Omnidroid v.X9. While Syndrome is on a monologue bragging about all he has accomplished, Mr. Incredible throws a log at him. Syndrome dodges the log, then proceeds to immobilize Mr. Incredible with his zero-point energy ray, which inhibits all movement and the ability to talk, freezing Mr. Incredible where he is. He uses his zero-point energy ray to throw Mr. Incredible around, asking if he is good enough now for Mr. Incredible, proceeding to mock him by saying "Who's super now?" Eventually, he accidentally throws Mr. Incredible over a waterfall, which the superhero survives by diving in.
Syndrome sends a bomb down the waterfall, equipped with a probe to scan for any signs of life after the bomb goes off. Mr. Incredible discovers the bomb, and takes cover from it in an underwater cave. He discovers the remains of the former superhero Gazerbeam, finding that Gazerbeam had carved the word "kronos" into the cave wall with his dying breath. He uses Gazerbeam's remains to hide from the probe, tricking it into thinking that he is dead. The probe is tricked, causing Syndrome to believe that Mr. Incredible is dead.
Mr. Incredible later comes out of the water to infiltrate Syndrome's base. After successfully sneaking in, he is able to make his way to a huge room with a lava wall in which he had dinner with Mirage after he defeated the Omnidroid 08. He goes through a hole in the wall to make his way to Syndrome's computer room. In it, he types in the password "kronos" that he had discovered in the cave. He discovers Syndrome's plan in the computer, in which he had tested the Omnidroids against various supers to see how powerful the robots were. If the robot was defeated, then he improved the Omnidroid using the data, along with designing it so it would kill that super that previously won. Mr. Incredible went through the database of who had won each fight, which also showed that no super had ever survived the second fight. As he is leaving the room upon also discovering Operation Kronos, Elastigirl activates a homing device on Mr. Incredible's supersuit in order to discover where he is, causing Mr. Incredible to be caught.
In the containment unit that Mr. Incredible is held in (a room in which a prisoner is held in an energy field, which is powered by zero-point energy, by mineballs, thus preventing the prisoner from being able to escape unless they are released), Syndrome interrogates Mr. Incredible to find out who Mr. Incredible had summoned with the homing device. Syndrome then finds out that Mr. Incredible knows who it is upon playing a transmission from a plane that had requested permission to land on the island. The pilot of the plane was Elastigirl, who had borrowed a jet to find her husband. Syndrome responds by sending missiles to destroy the plane. Elastigirl reports the missiles to the island and asks for them to be disengaged, revealing that there are children aboard the plane, which are Dash and Violet, who had stowed away on the plane wearing their own supersuits upon finding a sitter for Jack-Jack. The transmissions are played in the containment unit in which Bob is held. Upon the missiles making contact with the plane, Mirage reports to Syndrome that the plane had been destroyed. Mr. Incredible then grabs Mirage and threatens to kill her if he is not releases. Mr. Incredible releases Mirage, and Syndrome calls him out for being weak.
Elastigirl, Dash, and Violet are revealed to have all survived the crash. Elastigirl is able to sneak her way into Syndrome's base. She finds the rocket with the Omnidroid 10 on it as she sneaks through the base. On her way through the base, she discovers a control room with guards in it. She is able to find which room Mr. Incredible is being held prisoner in. On her way to the room, she hears an alert, which was triggered by Dash and Violet, who were discovered upon being forced to leave the cave they were hiding in, which turned out to really be a vent to release the flames from the underground rocket launch chamber once the rocket was launched.
Elastigirl finds Mr. Incredible, who just seconds previously had been released by Mirage to tell him that his family had survived the crash. He is hugging Mirage upon Elastigirl showing up, in which he is forced to explain that he had not been cheating on his wife, and that Mirage was helping him escape. Mirage tells them that their kids may have been the ones who triggered the alarm, causing Elastigirl and Mr. Incredible to start running to find their children to help them.
Dash and Violet are shown to outwit the guards and use their powers to escape them. The kids run into their parents as they run through the jungle together. The family works together to quickly defeat the guards, but at that point Syndrome shows up and immobilizes the whole family. Upon discovering that the group of supers he has just captured is wearing matching super suits, Syndrome is surprised to discover that Mr. Incredible had married Elastigirl. He then sees Violet and Dash and finds that Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl had children together, declaring that he had hit the jackpot for capturing a whole family of superheroes.
Syndrome imprisons the whole family in his containment unit to prevent them from interfering with his plan. In the unit, Syndrome plays news broadcasts of the Omnidroid attacking the city for the Incredibles to watch. Syndrome then explains his plan: to save Metroville from his own Omnidroid and thereby become a hero. He intends to sell his gadgets to the world once his career is finished, making everyone super and the possession of superpowers no longer unique, for "when everyone is super, no one will be." He then leaves the Incredibles in an energy prison. As Mr. Incredible apologizes to his family, telling how lousy of a father he had been, Violet uses her force field to break her magnetic bonds, and rolls over to the control panel so that she can free her family also, remarking how Mr. Incredible had made excellent progress today. The family runs through the base, trying to find a way to escape the island so they can make it to the city to stop Syndrome. They find a rocket and, with the password given to them by Mirage, use it to fly a minivan to the city so that they can defeat the Omnidroid 10.
In Metroville, Syndrome attempts to stop the Omnidroid's destructive rampage, but the robot figures out the nature of his remote control and knocks him unconscious. The Incredibles and Frozone fight the robot. Mr. Incredible realizes that the only way to defeat the Omnidroid is on the inside like he did the last time and has his family use the remote for one of the arms to activate it, allowing him to throw it at the robot, defeating it. The town applauds them for their achievements; the possibility of superheroes coming out of hiding is mentioned. Syndrome wakes up to find that the Incredibles have stolen his glory.
Rick Dicker drives the Incredibles home, telling them that the United States government has frozen Syndrome's assets and put a warrant out for his arrest. Helen listens to the messages left by Kari and learn that a replacement came over, so they hurry to their house, only to find that Syndrome is there. He immobilizes the Incredibles to prevent them from doing anything else. Syndrome reveals that he is kidnapping Jack-Jack, intending to raise him as his sidekick, in revenge for his future being taken away. As Syndrome attempts to fly up to his jet using his rocket boots, Jack-Jack suddenly reveals his super powers by transforming into fire, metal, and then an imp-like monster. Syndrome drops Jack-Jack, who is caught by Elastigirl, and attempts to flee, declaring that he will make another attempt to abduct Jack-Jack in the future. Bob, having had enough of Syndrome, hurls the family car into the jet; Syndrome is knocked into the turbine and his cape is caught in the engine and pulls him in. Violet then protects the family from the raining flames and debris as the jet explodes, much to the amazement of their young neighbor.
Three months later, the family is much happier; even Bob is content with their civilian life. Dash is running in a track meet; he carefully controls his use of super-speed and finishes in second place. Violet, who formerly felt alienated to the point of using her hair to hide her face and turning invisible when her crush walked by, is found with her hair pulled back and successfully asking Tony Rydinger for a date to the movies. As they walk out of the sports complex, a new villain, The Underminer, rises from the ground and declares "war on peace and happiness.” The family members, including Jack-Jack, put on their masks and prepare to fight.
After having battled The Underminer, Bob and his family are arrested. They are informed by Rick Dicker that the Superhero Relocation program has been shut down. The Parr family is forced to live in a motel since their home was destroyed battling Syndrome. Bob discovers Violet was seen in her super-suit by Tony Rydinger, with Bob telling Dicker to erase that from Tony's mind.
Lucius tells Bob and Helen about Winston Deavor, a superhero fan interested in bringing the superheroes back. They meet with the tycoon who decides that Elastigirl is their best bet as she is the least destructive.
While Helen is off fighting crime, Bob is left to take care of the children. He realizes that Jack-Jack has powers and has to learn how to deal with them. He becomes so exhausted from chasing Jack-Jack around the house that he takes the baby to see Edna. He also must deal with Violet's depression towards Rydinger and later her anger towards him over having Rick Dicker wiping Rydinger's memory of her, and how he cannot figure out new math and help with Dash's homework.
He leaves Jack-Jack with Edna while he goes home and sleeps. The next day he picks up Jack-Jack and learns that the two have bonded. Meanwhile, he helps with the Math, and helps Violet a little.
Later, he gets a call from Evelyn Deavor telling him that Helen is in trouble. He leaves the kids with Lucius and goes to find Helen but it's a trap. A mind-controlled Elastgirl forces the mind-controlling goggles onto Bob which results in him being under the Screenslaver control as well. He, along with Helen and Lucius, are later rescued by the kids and the other new supers. Together they stop the Deavor's boat from crashing into New Urbem. After this, they try to bring Violet and Tony to the movies, but the family leaves Tony alone once they find some gunmen getting into a fight with the police.
Bob is nice, friendly, brave, heroic, and pleasant. He still loves his wife, even though he doesn't spend too much time with his family and frequently goes off with Lucius for some crime fighting.
His NSA file described him as easily distracted and unable to prioritize.
According to official sources, currently Bob Parr is 6'7" (200 cm) in height and is 350 pounds (158 kg) in weight.
At the beginning of the first film, Bob was 25 years old and slim-waisted. In the present day, a now 40 year-old Bob had become somewhat obese, gaining a large gut. He goes on an intense training regime, and eventually succeeds in losing a lot of the weight so as to resume his superheroics before leaving to go to Nomanisan Island. He has short, blond hair (which has receded in his middle-age) and blue eyes and he is Caucasian.
He has very muscular arms and legs and a broad chest.
Powers & Abilities
- Superhuman Strength: Mr. Incredible's primary superpower is his tremendous level of superhuman strength. While the precise limits of his strength aren't clearly established, according to Syndrome's data files on "Supers", Bob's exact lifting limit is well in excess of 66 tons. Even in middle age, he is phenomenally strong, being able to bench-press locomotives and fight on equal footing with the Omnidroid 8000. Mr. Incredible's superhuman strength apparently extends to all his musculature. Most notably, his leg muscles possess sufficient strength to enable him to leap incredible heights, with a significant freedom in his agility and movement.
- Peak or Above Human Speed: His superhumanly strong leg muscles also gives him a certain degree of peak-human speed, though it is unknown if his capabilities can be classified as superhuman. While it seemed like he can run significantly faster than any normal human, neither his speed nor agility approached that of his son Dash.
- Enhanced Stamina: Mr. Incredible also possesses a superhuman degree of endurance and stamina. He is capable of engaging in heavy feats of strength and combative endeavors for lengthy durations without tiring readily.
- Enhanced Durability: Mr. Incredible also has a superhuman degree of resistance to physical injury. He can withstand tremendous amounts of physical trauma, including multi-story falls, the direct impact of a train, breaking through brick walls, and withstanding 100,000 volts of electricity while under torture. His body is capable of withstanding the physical stresses needed in order to apply his strength substantialy without his bones or tissues breaking or tearing. He can, however, be cut with very extremely hard metals and a suitable amount of force. Although Mr. Incredible has a certain degree of invulnerability, things that produce a large force can still cause him pain. For example, when he was going to stop an oncoming train, bare-handed, he winced just before it hit him; according to director Brad Bird this was him "preparing for the fact that it's going to hurt". In a deleted scene, his body could withstand being cut with a butcher's knife, with no damage whatsoever, and was also durable enough to leave a large dent on the knife in the process, as demonstrated when he, while trying to cleave some food for the grill, accidentally chopped his fingers. Also, at the beginning of The Incredibles movie, when a common thug threatened him by pointing a gun at him point blank, Mr. Incredible showed no concern or preoccupation getting shot by a low-caliber bullet.
- Danger Sense: According to his NSA file, Mr. Incredible can "sense" imminent danger. This power may have been depicted when Bomb Voyage was robbing a bank and Bob heard the faint beeping of an explosive from the other side of a thick wall. Also, when he arrived home after a few hours of vigilantism, he quickly noticed the presence of another person in the dark room; said presence was his wife however.
- Skilled Strategist: His years of super-heroic experience allows him to rapidly formulate effective strategies to deal with opponents who cannot be bested by his brute strength alone.
- Skilled Swimmer: He is also a very good swimmer. However his substantial strength aids in his propulsion underwater.
- Expert Hand-To-Hand Combatant: Mr. Incredible's vast experience and years of crime-fighting have turned him into a fair unarmed combatant.
Mr. Incredible doesn't appear to have any specific superhuman weaknesses, but he is as vulnerable as anyone to hubris from the veneration of his "glory days" and in middle age he has a bad back.
In a deleted scene, it was implied that his superhuman durability was in of itself a weakness, as it would have exposed him when his fingers dented a butcher knife when he accidentally chopped his hand with it, forcing him to act fast and fake an injury, and later allowed him to be identified by one of the neighbors, an agent of Syndrome.
|Films and Shorts|
|The Incredibles||Appears||Jack-Jack Attack||Absent|
|Incredibles 2||Appears||Auntie Edna||Appears|
- The Incredibles
- The Incredibles: When Danger Calls
- The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer
- Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure
- Disney Infinity
- LEGO The Incredibles
From The Incredibles
- "Mr. Incredible: "Bomb Voyage!"
Bomb Voyage: "Oh! Monsieur Incroyable!" ("Mr. Incredible!")
Young Buddy: "And IncrediBoy!"
(Buddy has broke through the window)
Bomb Voyage (not French, but with an accent): "IncrediBoy?"
(Buddy flies over to Mr. Incredible)
Young Buddy: "Hey, hey! Aren't you curious about how I get around so fast? See? I have these rocket boots!"
Mr. Incredible: "Go home, Buddy."
Young Buddy: "What?"
Mr. Incredible: "Now."
Bomb Voyage: "Petit naïf libe..." ("Little oaf...")
Young Buddy: "Can we talk?"
(Buddy pulls Mr. Incredible off to the side)
Young Buddy: "You always, *always* say, "Be true to yourself," but you never say which part of yourself to be true *to*! Well, I've *finally* figured out who I am!"
(Buddy walks over to Mr. Incredible)
Young Buddy: "I am your ward... IncrediBoy!"
Mr. Incredible: "And now, you have officially carried it too far, Buddy."
(Mr. Incredible grabs Bomb Voyage before he can escape)
Bomb Voyage: "OHH!"
Young Buddy: "This is because I don't have powers, isn't it? Well, not every superhero has powers, ya know! You *can* be super without them! I *invented* these. (points to his rocket boots) I can fly! Can *you* fly?"
Mr. Incredible: "Fly home, Buddy. I work alone."
Bomb Voyage: "Et ton costume est complètement ridicule!" ("And your outfit is totally ridiculous!")
Young Buddy: "Ju ju-- just give me one chance! I-- I'll show you! I'll go get the police!"
(Bomb Voyage has attached a bomb to Buddy's cape; Mr. Incredible notices it)
Mr. Incredible: "Buddy, don't!"
Young Buddy: "It'll only take a second, really."
Mr. Incredible: "No, stop!"
(Mr. Incredible lets go of Bomb Voyage)
Mr. Incredible: "There's a bomb!"
(Mr. Incredible grabs onto Buddy's cape)"
- —Young Buddy interrupts Mr. Incredible and Bomb Voyage's showdown
- "Mr. Incredible (hands Buddy to the police): "Take this one home. And make sure his mom knows what he's been doing."
Young Buddy: "I can help you! You're making a mista--"
(Buddy is shoved into a police car)
Young Buddy: "Hey!"
Mr. Incredible: "The jumper. You sent paramedics?"
Police Officer: "They already picked him up."
Mr. Incredible: "The blast in that building was caused by Bomb Voyage who I caught robbing the vault. Now, we might be able to nab him if we set up a perimeter."
Police Officer: "You mean he got away?"
Mr. Incredible: "Well, yeah. Skippy here made sure of that."
Young Buddy: "IncrediBoy!"
Mr. Incredible: "You're not affiliated with me!""
- —Mr. Incredible, handing Buddy over to the police and telling them about what happened
- "Bob (whispering): "Listen closely. I'd like to help you, but I can't. I'd like to tell you to take a copy of your policy to Norma Wilcox on... Norma Wilcox, W-I-L-C-O-X... on the 3rd floor, but I can't.
(Mrs. Hogenson scribbles details of Bob's loophole on a small notepad)
Bob: "I also do not advise you to fill out and file a WS2475 form with our legal department on the 2nd floor. I would not expect someone to get back to you quickly to resolve the matter. I'd like to help, but there's nothing I can do."
(Mrs. Hogenson tries to thank him for everything, but Bob shushes her)
(Bob gets up)
Bob (shouting loudly): "I'm sorry, ma'am! I know you're upset!"
(Bob goes back down)
Bob (very softly): "Pretend to be upset."
(Mrs. Hogenson starts sobbing very convincingly; Bob smiles triumphantly)"
- —Bob, explaining an insurance policy loophole to Mrs. Hogenson
- "Lucius: "So now I'm in deep trouble. I mean, one more jolt of this death ray and I'm an epitaph. Somehow, I manage to find cover and what does Baron Von Ruthless do?
Bob (laughing): "He starts monologuing."
Lucius: "He starts monologuing! He starts, like, this prepared speech about how *feeble* I am compared to him, how *inevitable* my defeat is, how *the world* *will soon* *be his*, yadda yadda yadda."
Lucius: "Yammering! I mean, the guy has me on a platter and he won't shut up!""
- —Bob and Lucius are sitting in a parked car reminiscing
- "Dash: "Hey, Lucius!"
Lucius: "Hey, Speedo, Helen, Vi, Jack-Jack."
Bob: "Hey, hey! 'Ice' of you to drop by!"
Lucius: "Ha! Never heard that one before.""
- —Lucius shows up at the Parrs' house, and Dash answers the door
- "Lucius: "Just like old times."
Bob (slapping Lucius in the back): "Just like old times."
Lucius: "Ha-ha, yeah. Hurt then, too. Ow.""
- —Bob and Lucius
- "Dash: "Mom. You're making weird faces again."
Helen: "Noo, I'm not..."
Bob (not looking up from the newspaper): "You make weird faces, honey.""
- —Helen is feeding Jack-Jack and making baby noises at him
- "Mr. Incredible (to Elastigirl): "Wait here and stay hidden. I'm going in."
(Mr. Incredible gets out of the car, and Elastigirl grabs him)
Elastigirl: "While what? I watch helplessly from the sidelines? I don't think so."
Mr. Incredible: "I'm asking you to wait with the kids."
Elastigirl: "And I'm telling you, not a chance. You're my husband. I'm with you -- for better or worse."
Mr. Incredible: "I have to do this alone."
Elastigirl: "What is this to you? Playtime?"
Mr. Incredible: "No."
Elastigirl: "So you can be Mr. Incredible again?"
Mr. Incredible: "No!"
Elastigirl: "Then what? What is it?"
Mr. Incredible: "I'm not..."
Elastigirl: "Not what?"
Mr. Incredible: "Not... I'm not strong enough."
Elastigirl: "Strong enough? And this will make you stronger?"
Mr. Incredible: "Yes. No!"
Elastigirl: "That's what this is? Some sort of work out?"
Mr. Incredible: "I can't lose you again!"
(Mr. Incredible calms down)
Mr. Incredible: "I can't. Not again. I'm not s-strong enough."
(Elastigirl kisses Mr. Incredible)
Elastigirl: "If we work together, you won't have to be."
Mr. Incredible: "I don't know what will happen..."
Elastigirl: "Hey, c'mon. We're superheroes. What can happen?""
- —Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, after seeing that Metroville is under attack by the Omnidroid v.10, and then arguing, then making up
- "Bob: "Did I do something illegal?"
Mr. Huph (begrudgingly): "No."
Bob: "Are you saying we *shouldn't* help our customers?"
Mr. Huph: "(sighs) The law *requires* that I answer 'no.'"
Bob: "We're supposed to help people!"
Mr. Huph: "We're supposed to help OUR people! Starting with our stockholders, Bob! Who's helping them out, huh?!""
- —Bob and Mr. Huph
- "Edna: "This is a hobo suit, dahling. You can't be seen in this. I won't allow it. 15 years ago, maybe, but now? Feh!"
Bob: "Wait, what do you mean? *You* designed it."
Edna: "I never look back, dahling! It distracts from the now.""
- —Bob and Edna
- Despite his obesity, Bob was still immensely strong, able to break through walls and lift heavy objects (such as his car) with little to no effort.
- In the Operation Kronos database, Mr. Incredible was given a threat rating of 9.1, the highest rating of any of the supers.
- It was hinted in a deleted scene that he may have broken the law when he married Elastigirl, as when Syndrome (then a minor one-shot villain who sought revenge) discovered that Mr. Incredible was married to Elastigirl, and they had a baby, he said "Isn't it illegal for Supers to breed?" This concept was presumably cut in the final version, as when a similar revelation was made, he doesn't mention anything about whether it was legal or not for Supers to marry and have kids.
- Bob Parr is the first human protagonist in a Pixar feature film.
- Bob Parr first appeared on the cover of a comic book a boy was reading in the waiting room near the end of Finding Nemo before making his official debut the year afterwards.
- He can do math, but has trouble adjusting to how the teachers "change" it.