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Mister Incredible


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Mister Incredible is one of the main characters of the 2004 Pixar animation movie The Incredibles. The movie encountered both critical and commercial success.

The Incredibles deals with super-heroism, family life and emotions, violence, and being different.


Background

  • Real Name: Robert “Bob” Parr
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Known Relatives: Helen Parr (aka Elastigirl, wife), Violet Parr (aka Violet, daughter), Dashiell Robert Parr (aka Dash, son), Jack-Jack Parr (son)
  • Group Affiliation: The Incredibles
  • Base Of Operations: Metroville
  • Height: 6’ 7” Weight: 350 lb. Age: 40ish
  • Eyes: Ice blue Hair: Light blond


Powers and Abilities

Mr Incredible is possibly his world’s most powerful hero. He possesses vast superhuman strength and durability.

He also is highly agile and is a skilled combatant, though perhaps his greatest power is the willingness to keep going in the face of seemingly unbeatable odds. His greatest strength is his love for his family.


Video

HD version of the official trailer.


History

Mr Incredible was his world’s most famed and lauded super-hero (supers, as they are called popularly), until a mishap while preventing a potential suicide led to a lawsuit for damages. This triggered not only an avalanche of personal-injury lawsuits against Mr Incredible personally, but a public backlash of opinion against supers in general.

Most of them were forced to go underground to keep from being sued to death.

Mr Incredible and his new wife, Elastigirl, retired and became simple Mr and Mrs Parr, and started raising a family.

Cut to 15 years later.

The Parr family in a parking lot

Bob Parr is an insurance claims specialist with a midlife crisis and a desire to go back to the “old days”. He’s fed up with his pushy boss and his immoral profession. He and his best buddy Lucius Best (aka Frozone), spend Wednesday nights cruising the city in a car, listening to the police scanner, and saving people on the sly.

Helen is trying hard to be a mom to three kids, two of whom have superpowers of their own and fight constantly. She has worked too hard to build a normal life for her family to abide his nostalgia for heroism.

Violet, their daughter, is having problems relating to people and is withdrawn and moody. Dash, their son, is chafing at the restrictions placed on him, and getting into trouble at school.

When Mr. Incredible is offered the chance to play the role of hero again by a mysterious informant, he jumps at the opportunity. But when it turns out to be a trap set by an old nemesis he had a hand in corrupting, the whole family must reveal themselves to save Mr. Incredible and countless innocents.

The Incredibles discover that their real power comes from their unity, rather than their superpowers.


Description

Mr Incredible is a big, beefy guy with huge shoulders. He wears a bright red super-suit with black trunks, boots, gloves, and a domino mask, with his “Incredibles” logo on the chest. He’s got the typical super heroic jaw and “short back and sides” haircut (now thinning a little).


Personality

Mr Incredible is a fairly complex person. He seems on the surface very Superman-like… he helps people because he can. But he also seems to have a definite sense of responsibility to use his power wisely, because he is always finding excuses for using his abilities, and these always revolve around helping people who can’t otherwise help themselves…

This extends even to his job, where he helps customers negotiate the labyrinth of insurance regulations in order to further their claims. Likewise, he does seem to crave the excitement that the adventuring life offered, as seen where he and Frozone monitoring police radio for emergencies to help with.

The Parr family as the Incredibles

Early in the movie, Bob is fairly depressive. he’s spent 15 years trying to be something he’s not. When he gets back into the action behind the scenes, he really comes back to life. He’s regained his purpose, and it shows in everything else. So much so that his wife initially suspects he’s having an affair.

Mr Incredible may be the ultimate family guy. He’d do anything for them, which is frustration since he can’t usually figure out what exactly can be done for them. Dash, for instance, is highly competitive and is not being challenged enough, particularly since Dash wants to play sports, but can’t because of the need to maintain a low profile.

Bob can see that the only cure is to help him push himself, but can’t figure out how without compromising the family secrets.

Mr Incredible is a hero in the old school… He believes in helping people, and will not willingly harm others beyond what is absolutely necessary (a fact his enemies occasionally use against him).


Quotes

“Show time.”

Jumper: “I think you broke something…”
Mr Incredible: “Well, given time and some therapy, I think you’ll come to forgive me.”


DC Universe History

Since the DC Universe is actually devoid of a “supers family” book for the most part, The Incredibles can be inserted whole-cloth.

The “Public backlash against supers” motif belongs more in a Marvel setting than DC, but the overall feel of the book is more Silver Age  than modern, so placing them in the Post-WWII era is probably the right thing to do.

In which case, Mr Incredible and Elastigirl were supers during the final years of the McCarthy trials, and were the first to re-emerge in the new Heroic Age as the Incredibles.


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Mister Incredible

A 1125 Point Character

Dex: 08 Str: 14 Bod: 12 Motivation: Thrill of Upholding the Responsibility
Int: 05 Wil: 07 Min: 05 Occupation: Insurance Claims Specialist/Adventurer
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 022 HP: 100

Powers:
Running: 05, Jumping: 03, Swimming: 03

Skills:
Acrobatics: 06, Charisma (Intimidation): 06, Martial Artist: 06, Military Science (Cartography, Danger Recognition, Field Command): 04, Thief (Stealth): 06, Weaponry (Missile, for Thrown Objects Only): 08

Advantages:
Area Knowledge (Metroville), Familiarity (Insurance Regulations and Claims Bureaucracy), Headquarters (Confined, Bob’s Study), Iron Nerves, Leadership, Lightning Reflexes

Connections:
Edna (High), Federal Supers Relocation Program (High), National Supers Agency (NSA) Agent Rick Dicker (High), Frozone (High), Hero Community (Low)

Drawbacks:
Partial Attack Vulnerability (Cutting/Piercing Attacks, -1 CS to RV Only), Dark Secret (Past Super Activities), MIA (Reliving His Glory Days as Mr Incredible), Secret Identity, Arch Enemy (Syndrome), Dependants (Family, 0 pts)

Equipment:
INCREDISUIT [BODY 08, Radio Communication: 13 (Homing Signal only), HP Cost: 87. A special design by Edna Mode, The Incredisuit is resistant to damage from a variety of sources]


Previous statistics

Even though The Incredibles only runs for 115 minutes, Mr Incredible has three “versions” through the movie.

His Original, “pre-litigation” iteration, has roughly the same general abilities, but probably no more than 70 HP (he doesn’t seem to ever be very challenged, handling situations almost as a matter of course), and has the Advantages of Popularity, A High Connection to The City Police, his Incredisuit had a Body of 6 and no Radio Communication, and he commonly made use of the Incredibile :
INCREDIBILE [DEX 04 STR 06 BODY 08, Vehicles: 04, Running: 07, Radio Communication: 10, R#: 2, HP Cost: 164. Advs: Area Knowledge: City, Insta-Change (Car and Mr Incredible both)]

His “retired” version was especially low on HP after 15 years in retirement, as he was incredibly (there’s that pun again) out of shape. His HP total was probably no higher than 30 at this time, but once he started adventuring again he quickly amassed a larger total.

His “Incredibles” version is as above, tho he has probably lost the Dark Secret and MIA around the end of the film.

By Pufnstuff

Helper(s): Frank Murdock, Michael Davis, Eric Langendorff, Dr. Peter S. Piispanen, Roy Cowan

Source of Character: Pixar’s The Incredibles film

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