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    Bob Parr
    Every superhero has a secret identity. I don't know a single one who doesn't. I mean, who wants the pressure of being super all the time?
    Gender: Male
    Type: Superhero
    Insuricare employee
    Age: 40
    Species: Human
    Portrayed by: Craig T. Nelson
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: The Incredibles


    Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible is the main character of the 2004 Disney/Pixar animated superhero comedy film, The Incredibles, and the deuteragonist of its 2018 sequel Incredibles 2.

    Why He's INCREDIBLE!

    1. Craig T. Nelson did a fantastic job voicing him.
    2. He gave his jerky, selfish, and corrupt employer, Mr. Huph, a taste of his own medicine for refusing to let him save a guy from getting mugged by throwing him through several walls, although later he ended up losing his job because of it.
    3. His desire to help people by being a superhero again is one perfect allegory for people who have suffered a midlife crisis.
    4. He is another one of Pixar's more iconic and memorable characters.
    5. He has funny moments, like when he ejected Buddy/IncrediBoy out of his car, when Buddy attempts to accompany him.
    6. He said memorable lines like:
      • "Yeah, I got time."
      • "Showtime."
      • "Fly home Buddy. I work alone."
      • "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 10 minutes?! Please?!'"
      • "You. Have. POWERS! YEAH BABY!"
      • "Because I'm formulating, okay? I'm taking in information, I'm processing. I'm doing the math, I'm fixing the boyfriend and keeping the baby from turning into a flaming monster. How do I do it? By rolling with the punches, baby! I ain't doing no crash landing, okay? Because I'm Mr. Incredible, not Mr. So-so, or Mr. Mediocre Guy. Mr. Incredible!"
    7. For his size, he is rather capable of fighting crime as a result of his strength.
    8. He is able to withstand tremendous amounts of physical trauma and blunt forces, including multistory falls, electrocution, being shot at, the direct impact of a train, and breaking through brick walls. He can be cut, but it takes an incredible amount of effort and the only thing shown to manage it were the Omnidroid's Applied Phlebotinum claws.
    9. His fight scenes are pretty entertaining, such as his few fights with the Omnidroid.
    10. He's a loving father and family man who can't resist helping the innocent whenever possible. If you threaten his family, he will destroy you.
      • The "Life's Incredible Again" scene in the first movie is a very wholesome sequence.
    11. He has amazing character development, where at first he wanted to go back to being a hero again after supers had been banned, but then he eventually grows to become more content with civilian life.
    12. Despite his jealousy towards his wife in the 2nd movie, Bob was still willing to help with the housework as much as he can and watch over the children (especially Jack-Jack).
      • Eventually, he got help from Edna Mode because it's not easy dealing with Jack-Jack's many powers that are triggered by his baby-like instincts.
    13. His commentary with Frozone on Mr. Incredible and Pals is hilarious.
    14. He spawned some funny memes, like the "Uncanny Mr. Incredible" memes.
    15. His design looks cool and both his original and new super suit look awesome.
      • In the Glory Days, Mr. Incredible had a better hairstyle and his proportions look more normal compared to now.

    Bad Qualities

    1. His harsh and somewhat mean-spirited rejection towards IncrediBoy, though to be fair the latter was reckless anyway, caused the latter to turn into Syndrome, who went on to murder a lot of supers.
      • While funny, him ejecting Buddy out of the Incredibile wasn't very nice and it did hurt the kid.
      • Mr. Incredible blindly lying to the police that Buddy made sure Bomb Voyage got away was wrong and all he wanted to do was get the police to help and impress his idol (Plus, he was unaware that Bomb Voyage attached a bomb to his cape right before he tried flying to the police).
        • Also, when the people who were inside the train wrongfully sued Mr. Incredible for saving their lives (which also injured them in the process), it's possible that the superhero also put the blame on Buddy for that, which would be too far because that's basically interfering with a kid's life, and it would horribly affect his relationship with other people, including the other supers as well.
          • This could explain why Buddy developed a lack of sympathy towards other people and became so desperate in trying to look like a hero in the people's eyes. He became so angry at Mr. Incredible not just for rejecting him, but also for ruining his life by talking behind his back and making him look bad in front of people, which would haunt him for years.
          • This could also explain why Buddy never forgave his former idol even after he apologized, because it wouldn't make up for what happened to him.
      • Of course, the most glaring part onscreen is where Buddy tries to correct his idol that he's IncrediBoy (not Skippy) but Mr. Incredible roughly responds "You're not affiliated with me!!!" which is needlessly harsh and callous, especially since Buddy never meant anything wrong. Sure, Buddy was a bit pestering but he's only a child and there are really kids his age who can get a little too excited (to the point where they are unaware that they are unintentionally overwhelming a person out of innocence) but they never mean anything wrong. Mr. Incredible needed to explain it to Buddy properly (something that he didn't even try before) to help him understand, not just callously disregard and find the worst in him like that.
      • Mr. Incredible also misunderstood Buddy's intentions rather carelessly. He kept assuming that Buddy was deliberately trying to trouble him (even though Buddy only did it out of innocence and excitement from the way he was acting), even ignoring the fact that he tried to get the police to help arrest Bomb Voyage. Buddy just wanted to help and never wanted to be a problem, but Mr. Incredible sadly neglected that and instead tried to view Buddy as nothing but a nuisance.
    2. His role was downgraded to deuteragonist in Incredibles 2, which made some people feel under the impression that he should have been the protagonist of the sequel, instead of Helen, since he has more screen time than her.
      • He also suffered a Badass Decay, where he doesn't get as many opportunities to use his powers, losing a hand-to-hand fight against the Underminer of all people, and spending most of the movie as an average suburban dad.
    3. Bob can lose his temper pretty easily. Luckily, he didn’t really lose his temper about the Mr. Incredible and Pals pilot.
    4. He can be jealous: In the second movie, when Helen is the one chosen to be the first to help make supers legal again, Bob gets envious of her even though Winston Deavor made valid points and promises that they will solve all kinds of problems together. He understands Mr. Incredible's point that heavyweight problems need heavyweight solutions, but he wanted to start the activity in a safe way that wouldn't immediately lead to massive controversies.
      • We can understand that his jealousy stemmed from the fact that he has been viewed as someone he's not for many years (including the people who specifically sued him), but it's still not a nice thing to get jealous and even arrogant towards Helen.

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