The Incredibles


SYNOPSIS: "A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world."  Synopsis source:

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Bob (Dash) maintains his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Start
regarding Bob (Dash), the audience is waiting for something to start.

Main Character Approach: Do-er
Bob (Dash) prefers a physical solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Bob (Dash) uses linear problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Action
In terms of the overall plot, actions force decisions to be made.

Story Limit: Optionlock
The story climax occurs because all options have been exhausted.

Story Outcome: Success
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is achieved.

Story Judgment: Good
Bob (Dash) ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Suppression of the Supers

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Being
Overall Story Issue: Thought vs. Knowledge
Overall Story Problem: Theory
Overall Story Solution: Hunch
Overall Story Symptom: Unending
Overall Story Response: Ending
Overall Story Catalyst: Desire
Overall Story Inhibitor: Worth
Overall Story Benchmark: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 1: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 2: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 3: Being
Overall Story Signpost 4: Becoming

Main Character Throughline

Bob (Dash)

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Progress
Main Character Issue: Fantasy vs. Fact
Main Character Problem: Trust
Main Character Solution: Test
Main Character Symptom: Unending
Main Character Response: Ending
Main Character Unique Ability: Threat
Main Character Critical Flaw: Enlightenment
Main Character Benchmark: Future
Main Character Signpost 1: Future
Main Character Signpost 2: Past
Main Character Signpost 3: Progress
Main Character Signpost 4: Present

Influence Character Throughline

Helen (Violet)

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Preconscious
Influence Character Issue: Worth vs. Value
Influence Character Problem: Theory
Influence Character Solution: Hunch
Influence Character Symptom: Test
Influence Character Response: Trust
Influence Character Unique Ability: Worry
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Thought
Influence Character Benchmark: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 1: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 2: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Family Matters

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Doing
Relationship Story Issue: Enlightenment vs. Wisdom
Relationship Story Problem: Result
Relationship Story Solution: Process
Relationship Story Symptom: Unending
Relationship Story Response: Ending
Relationship Story Catalyst: Experience
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Fantasy
Relationship Story Benchmark: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Learning

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Being
Overall Story Consequence: Doing
Overall Story Cost: Preconscious
Overall Story Dividend: Progress
Overall Story Requirements: Becoming
Overall Story Prerequisites: Obtaining
Overall Story Preconditions: Subconscious
Overall Story Forewarnings: Future

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics


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