Simon J. Paladino, also known as Gazerbeam is a minor character in The Incredibles. He only briefly appears in the film alive, with his disappearance and death setting events into motion. He is Lucius Best's mentor and one of Winston Deavor's favorite superheroes.
Gazerbeam was generally known for a rather dull personality, generally speaking in a monotonous tone. He was a member of a superhero team called the Phantasmics, but conflicts with Everseer lead him to leave the team and he soon joined the Thrilling Three as their new leader upon the death of Dynaguy. During the superhero ban, Gazerbeam was an activist for
superhuman rights, though this may have allowed for easy tracking when Syndrome's organization was going after the supers.
He was also smart and elusive as he had survived the Omnidroid long enough to discover Syndrome's plan in eliminating a large amount of supers, in order to finally defeat Mr. Incredible.
Gazerbeam's death is offscreen, however, it is shown that he was killed by Syndrome's Omnidroid (unknown version) as a test subject in a mass genocide. It is unknown why Gazerbeam's corpse is located in a cave, as the Omnidroid would be too large to fit into the cave. However, Gazerbeam could have been very injured in the battle, so he heads into the cave, in an attempt to heal, before dying of his injuries.
His final act before dying was using his powers to carve "KRONOS" on the cave wall in which he was hiding in the hopes that someone would discover it and put an end to Syndrome's evil schemes. His final act was crucial in aiding the Incredibles' in their mission.
Powers & Abilities
Gazerbeam's superpowers consist of eye beams that he controls with his visor, similar to the Marvel superhero Cyclops.