- "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]
Significance in The Incredibles
Superpowers and supers, 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.
- 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.
- 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.