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Violet Parr of the Incredibles (Pixar movie)

Violet aka “Invisigirl”


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Violet 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: Violet Parr
  • Other Aliases: Violet. It is very obvious from the film’s plot that a secret ID is incredibly important to a super’s life, so it is thus unlikely that Violet will continue to adventure as “Violet”. I suggest “Invisigirl” because it follows the film’s naming tradition of simple, descriptive names.
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Robert Parr (Aka Mr. Incredible, father), Helen Parr (Aka Elastigirl, mother), Dashiell Robert Parr (Aka Dash, brother), Jack-Jack (Possibly Jacob) Parr (brother).
  • Group Affiliation: The Incredibles
  • Base Of Operations: Metroville
  • Height: 5’
  • Height note: Violet’s official height is listed at 4’ 6”. But that is clearly not accurate, by comparing her height to her mother’s and to her boyfriend’s. I went with 5’, which seems accurate, but is still on the short side for a girl her age.
  • Weight: 90 lbs Age: 14
  • Eyes: Dark Blue Hair: Black (probably dyed)


Powers and Abilities

A pretty much normal teenaged girl otherwise, Violet/Invisigirl can become invisible (partially or fully) and can erect force fields with a high degree of imperviousness to harm. One of her fields protected her family from Syndrome’s crashing plane.

Violet has difficulty using her force field when she is under stress.


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). That lasted 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. They became simple Mr. and Mrs. Parr, and started raising a family.

Cut to 15 years later.

Teenager

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.

The Parr family in a parking lot

Helen is trying hard to be a mom to 3 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. She is withdrawn and moody. Dash, their son, is chafing at the restrictions placed on him, and getting into trouble at school.

Stealth super

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

Violet is a tall, skinny girl with a retiring demeanor. She wears a duplicate of her mother’s “Incredisuit” in red & black, with the Incredible’s logo on the chest.

Before she came to terms with her alterity, she wore her hair so that it fell over her face, a figurative shield to hide behind, and wore mostly drab colors. She now wears it pulled back, and wears more bright colors.


Personality

Violet is a shy, worried teen. She who wants nothing more than to be normal. She grew up being taught to repress her abilities.

The Parr family as the Incredibles

Violet wants to be normal so badly that she has difficulty calling on her force field in anything but absolutely safe conditions… ie, at home, in the presence of her family. Her invisibility, a purely defensive ability, she uses freely.

After the family adventure shows her that being different is actually a good thing, Violet becomes more confident, no longer hiding behind her hair, talking openly to the boy she likes, etc.


Quotes

(At family dinner) Violet: “I guess I’m just not hungry for meatloaf, Mom.”
Elastigirl: “Well, it *is* leftover night. We’ve got steak, meatloaf, and pasta. What’re you hungry for ?”
Dash: (singsongs) “Tony Rydinger…”
Violet: “Shut UP, you little INSECT.”

Elastigirl: “I think your father is in trouble. ”
Violet: “In case you haven’t noticed, we aren’t doing so hot either. ”

“NORMAL ? What does ANYBODY in THIS family know about NORMAL ? We pretend to be normal, Mom… I want to BE normal ! The only one normal around here is Jack-Jack, and HE’s not even POTTY TRAINED !” (Jack-Jack bursts out laughing)


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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Violet

A 370 Point Character

Dex: 04 Str: 02 Bod: 04 Motivation: Unwanted Power
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Student/Adventurer
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 000
Init: 013 HP: 025

Powers:
Force Field: 14, Air Walking: 01, Invisibility*: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:
Airwalk represents Violet’s ability to float inside the bubble of her Force Field

Advantages:
Lightning Reflexes, Rich Family

Drawbacks:
Age (Young), Innocent, MIA (Shyness), MIA (Tony Rydinger), Loss Vulnerability (Lack of confidence, No Intrinsic Range, Force Field Power Only. In combat, Violet must make a check of her own Int/Will vs Int/Mind to use her Force Field), Secret Identity, Misc.: body mass is 1AP

Equipment:
INCREDISUIT [BODY 08, Radio Communication (homing signal only): 13, R#5, HP Cost: 56. Incredisuit Works with the Owner’s powers – Violet’s becomes invisible as she does]


Pinball special

Violet’s ability to hover inside her field has led to Dash and Violet combining their powers for a unique attack. Violet will protect herself and Dash with a force bubble. Dash will then run inside the bubble, much like a hamster’s exercise ball, and will essentially run over a group of foes. This attack is especially useful when they are heavily outnumbered and outgunned.

The attack uses Dash’s Superspeed as a Charge Attack, but both siblings are protected by Violet’s Forcefield from the potentially damaging effects of making the Charge. Since the Charge is made on a wide path (Violet’s typical “bubble” is 0AP wide), the Charge is also considered a Sweep Attack for affecting a small group of targets (think bowling pins).

By Pufnstuff

Helper(s): Chris Cottingham, Kal-El el Vigilante

Source of Character: Pixar’s The Incredibles film

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