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The Incredibles Return by JoeEngland The Incredibles Return by JoeEngland
The world turns quickly after Syndrome. Though most of the old guard is gone, a new generation of heroes has begun to perform in plain sight without fear of public outcry. And, at the forefront of this bright new day, The Incredibles have grown closer and more powerful than ever.

Their adventures continue until the night of Violet's senior prom. The atmosphere in the Parr household is bittersweet as she awaits her beau. Though an alert calls the team into action, Bob and Helen insist that she take time off while they and Dash go investigate. Jack-Jack is left in the care of Lucius Best as Violet sets out to enjoy her evening.

But what seems at first to be a minor disturbance soon becomes a disaster. An eerily familiar sequence of events unfolds in the streets of Metroville as an impacted meteor blossoms to reveal a shifting alien construct. Living flesh crowns strange lenses emitting rays which eliminate vast sections of the surrounding buildings. Forced to act quickly, Bob, Helen, and Dash severely damage the monstrosity before it launches a final salvo which consumes them all.

The world turns again.

When the light clears The Incredibles find the city changed. The streets host architecture and technology beyond their ken, and before their eyes stand memorials made in their likenesses. An unfamiliar gang of villains descends, augmenting their own powers with weaponized drugs. The weary supers are saved only by the intervention of a powerful young man called Mr. Incredible!

To their shock, the Parrs learn that they have somehow traveled over two decades through time. History has painted them as martyrs who died in battle. The new Mr. Incredible is Jack-Jack, grown into a compassionate optimist eager to prove himself worthy of his name. Raised by Lucius and mentored by his sister, he is the most revered of all modern heroes. Violet, meanwhile, has spent her life consumed with guilt over her perceived failure to protect her family. Lonely years of deprivation and obsessive training have made her The Ghost, the most proficient vigilante alive.

While Jack is overjoyed to meet the parents and brother he never knew, Bob and Helen are left reeling by the revelation that they have missed the formative years when their children needed them most. Dash is fascinated by the world of the future, but disconcerted by siblings he no longer recognizes. And Violet is hostile, determined to expose the resurrected Incredibles as impostors, unable to accept that her sacrifices have been predicated on a misconception.

The disarrayed supers must come to grips with their altered circumstances and learn to be a team once again, not just for their own sakes but for the human race... because in the cold of space a colder intelligence has taken notice of its beacon's echo.

The Incredibles have returned, but they are not alone. The alien menace has arrived. And Earth will need its first family of heroes more than ever.


Notes: I'm not sure if this was more inspired by Artificus' Team Future stories or that Justice League episode Hereafter. But I definitely got the "presumed dead but really they time-traveled" angle from those. I give credit where it's due.
Anyway, I tend to think of The Incredibles as an homage not just to comics and superheroes, but to Marvel comics specifically. Think about it... the personal problems, the obvious Fantastic Four pastiche, the ungrateful public... Hell, look at Frozone's ice platforms. That's 100% Iceman, bro.
So in envisioning a sequel, I thought it'd be neat to make it more of an homage to DC comics. The world's changed, heroes and villains are both more powerful, Violet and Jack-Jack fill the roles of the Batman and Robin/Superman analogues, and so forth. I suppose there being an "older generation" of superheroes touches on themes found in the Justice Society, and trippy elements like time travel and aliens fall into more cosmic categories, which DC has always been slightly more at home with. And of course, since every DC movie sequel has to have "Returns" in the title, well...
So there you have it, another one of my concepts I may or may not flesh out, but I was so enamored with it I felt I at least owed it a poster.

Naturally, The Incredibles are owned by Disney/Pixar.
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hawkstar-wolfhybrid Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
that woud be a cool... not exactly sequal... idk how a whole plot line could be gotten from that, but it looks like a great start of one. lol. 
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JoeEngland Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks.  I actually have a sort of ending in mind, but it's really a little depressing so I never bothered to flesh it out.
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hawkstar-wolfhybrid Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
if its ten years later, they could use some depressing plot line. lol. 
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goodleygirl Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
THIS should be Incredibles2! BTW I can't wait for the sequel for the incredibles!
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HoldMusic Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
This needs to be made.
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kmathel94 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist
This would make an awesome series!
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CdubbArt Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Interesting. love the Idea of Violet becoming a vigilante named the Ghost. that's awesome... and scary. very appropriate for Violet, lol. And Jak Jak becoming the new Mr. Incredible quite apropos. would maybe be nice to start the story in medias res, with the New Mr. Incredible popping up, achieving some grand feat before the vague reveal, then going into the original story set in the present/past. either way, killer story. 8-)
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JoeEngland Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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RangerWill Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
It's a good story. But a little darker than I would've gone. In mine, Dash has gone off to find his own city to protect, Violet has married Tony and due to her frequent disappearances, he's suspicious of her. Jack-Jack is in his rebellious teen phase and facing the same issues Dash did.  (Mirage is the head of the Superhero Agency now.)  And on Nomanisan, Syndrome's final revenge activates itself.  A doomsday device that needs HIS voice print and retinal scan to deactivate. 

During the family's adventure, Tony discovers Violet's superhero lair in the basement of their house and she now has to confess to him that not only is she a super but she's pregnant.  And of course the credits roll with family photos, leading up to Vy's delivery of a.....girl. (With grandpa's superhuman strength)
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RedJoey1992 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome :)
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