"I'll give them heroics. I'll give them the most spectacular heroics they've ever seen! And when I'm old and I've had my fun, I'll sell my inventions so everyone can be superheroes! Everyone can be super! And when everyone's super-- no one will be."
—Syndrome on his plan to make everyone super.[src]
Supers are humans who were born with or given superpowers. Though, in all of the different forms of The Incredibles media, there are little to no answers on how supers get their powers, there is much room for speculation, although it seems to be genetic because Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl have powers and all their kids have them.

Significance in The Incredibles

Spers and superpowers are hugely significant in The Incredibles, as it is essentially what the entire plot of the movie is about. Supers are seen with a large variety of superpowers. Mr. Incredible has super-strength, Elastigirl has body elasticity, Violet has invisibility and force fields, Dash has super speed, and baby Jack-Jack has many different powers seen in The Incredibles and Jack-Jack Attack. For a full list of Jack-Jack's powers, click here.

Known Supers


  • In one of the comics, Jack-Jack gets an alien virus that he contracted while in utero but didn't display until much later. Elastigirl remarks that, "Our children don't get sick. We don't get sick." This could mean that Supers, or at least some of them, have superior immune systems.
  • According to Edna Mode, most baby Supers are born with one or two extra powers that they outgrow, however, the babies aren't normally born with as many powers as Jack-Jack. Therefore, it is unknown which, if any, powers Jack-Jack will outgrow.
  • It is unknown what determines which powers somebody will get or how many powers it's possible to get.
    • However it is theorized that a super’s powers are tied to their personality traits.
  • Supers are anonymous while doing hero work and, while doing hero work, call their real name their "secret identity" (for example, Mr. Incredible's secret identity is Robert Parr.) While doing superhero work, Supers go by a name that generally has to do with their abilities (for example Lucius Best's superhero name is Frozone and he has ice powers.)
  • According to the comics, Supers are "immune to their own powers", allowing someone who was on fire to be able to hold Jack-Jack without hurting him because Jack-Jack has fire as one of his own powers.
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