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Top 10 Jack-Jack Powers EXPLAINED


Script written by Cassandra Kalley. When you want some bad guys fought, this little baby just might be the best super yet. Join WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the top ten Jack-Jack Powers, Explained. For this list, we’re looking at all of the abilities of the youngest Parr member from “The Incredibles” franchise. Previously believed to have no powers at all, it turns out in the sequel that he could have upwards of seventeen! Good luck keeping up with that, Parr family! Also, a spoiler alert is now in effect.
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When you want some bad guys fought, this little baby just might be the best super yet. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today, we’re counting down our picks for the top ten Jack-Jack Powers, Explained.

For this list, we’re looking at all of the abilities of the youngest Parr member from “The Incredibles” franchise. Previously believed to have no powers at all, it turns out in the sequel that he could have upwards of seventeen! Good luck keeping up with that, Parr family! Also, a spoiler alert is now in effect.


#10: Full Metal Baby


This is a briefly seen power, but one that definitely came in handy while attempting to get away from Syndrome in the first movie. And though this ability isn’t seen in the second film, it is one that is difficult to forget. At any given moment, it appears that Jack-Jack can make himself extremely heavy by turning his entire body into a bulletproof metal. This is especially useful when trying to slip through a baddie’s fingers, as previously mentioned, or if in the future, he finds himself in the middle of a gunfight.


#9: Inhuman Strength


This ability could come directly from his dad. After all, we’ve seen what type of feats Mr. Incredible is capable of, breaking through walls and carrying several people at once. For Jack-Jack though, in “Incredibles 2,” we get a taste of what could be in his fight with that dastardly raccoon. The baby easily kicks the surprised animal nearly all the way across the backyard. And when the masked creature still won’t leave, Jack-Jack manages to pick up a lawn chair with one hand and fling it at the animal. All of this is done without any visible struggle at all.


#8: Blobbing


Picture The Blob, a formless object that seems impossible to kill or even maim because of its rubberlike quality. Now, picture a baby or even a full-grown human with those same traits. That is exactly what Jack-Jack can become. When compared to other entries on this list, this ability is barely seen in the sequel, but it’s still one that could be pretty creepy – even when based on appearance alone. And it is definitely a power that can come in handy, seeing as how it obviously keeps Jack-Jack from being harmed by the thieving raccoon.


#7: Telekinesis


Most of Jack-Jack’s powers seem random and to have no purpose outside of small scenes. Or else, they seem to be used to make the audience laugh because of how stressed he makes his dad. But Jack-Jack actually uses this one to save his mother - and perhaps even the whole day. The ability to move things with only the mind is one that we all know well, from The Force in the “Star Wars” franchise to even Roald Dahl’s “Matilda.” In Jack-Jack’s case, he seems to have a very good understanding of this power, but he saves it for when he truly needs it.

#6: Flame Baby


This was definitely one of the biggest surprise reveals of the first “Incredibles” movie, and as far as anyone knew at that point, only one - now very dead - man got to witness it. We, of course, find out in “Jack-Jack Attack,” that babysitter, Kari also saw a baby on fire, but her memory was wiped. And yes, that’s right, a baby on fire. But even though this tiny Human Torch lights a path of destruction everywhere his tiny feet carry him, the flames don’t harm Jack-Jack at all. Luckily though - or unluckily - he can be easily put out with water or a fire extinguisher of any kind, even one inside his own suit.

#5: Laser Eyes


Laser eyes are pretty cool, right? Well, maybe for the person who has them. In this case, Jack-Jack seems to have multiple options for his. There’s a steady beam that creates problems for humans and smaller animals alike. This seems to come in either green or purple, but it’s still unclear if the different colors have different capabilities. Then there’s the “pew pew” option - as Bob and Dash like to call it - with which the baby can shoot the lasers as a pulse. These eyes’ only downfall? They can be diverted by a mirror.

#4: Piecemeal Shape-Shifting / Mimicry


So, this was very unexpected. While all of Jack-Jack’s powers seem to come out of nowhere, most are caused by outside stressors, like the lack of a cookie. But this particular power isn’t caused by any duress. It seemed like the young Parr just wanted to show off or maybe this is his way of showing he understands a person. Either way, within minutes of meeting Edna Mode, he transforms parts of his face to match hers. He even manages to get his hair to look like hers. Imagine what he could do with that once it’s honed. That - combined with his ability to multiply himself at will (x-ref) - is both a fascinating and frightening thought.

#3: Interdimensional Wormhole Creation & Travel


This, as Lucius puts it, is freaky. The ability to move through dimensions at will is admittedly pretty cool, as all Jack-Jack’s powers are. But it’s also a little creepy, especially since people in his home dimension can still hear him and he can hear them while he does it. It’s almost like that “Twilight Zone” episode, “Little Girl Lost,” except this little boy seems to have control over his power. It's also worth noting that the young Parr can teleport to and from any place he wants. (x-ref) Useful when taunting a villain in the future, perhaps? Most definitely. But scary right now, when he could easily get trapped or lost, right? Oh, heck yes.


#2: Walking Through Matter


We first get a sampling of this power in the DVD short, “Jack-Jack Attack.” In fact, as you may well know, a handful of the entries on this list are first sampled in that short and, of course, the first film. But this one, in particular, is used a lot more in the second film of the franchise. Whether Jack-Jack is blasting through the ceiling, running away from his babysitter brother, or trying to fend off an evil raccoon, we see Jack-Jack has started to get a good baby-sized grip on this ability. And those electric pulses that come with his disappearances and reappearances? They’re molecules needed to make way for this tiny Incredible.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

Rapid Expansion


Rocket Propulsion-Like Sneezes

Levitation / Floating

#1: Demon Baby


An angry Jack-Jack equals a demon Jack-Jack. When this little baby is overly upset in any way, he turns into what appears to be a tiny devil or demon with some massive strength and very sharp teeth. This ability seems to be similar to that of The Hulk’s, although Jack-Jack turns a purplish red instead of green and he seems a little more manic than the scientifically-induced monster. In fact, he’s probably more like The Hulk meets The Tasmanian Devil. Now, that is something no regular human knows what to do with, let alone a villain!

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