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Best Edna Mode Quotes From The Incredibles Movies

Edna Mode is one of the unsung heroes of the Incredibles franchise. She brings humor, spunk, fun, and fashion to these…incredible movies.

Edna is known for her short stature, bob haircut, and her habit of calling everyone “darling.” Most of all, Edna is the fashion designer for all the super heroes supersuits. Edna loves working with superheros because they have a great need for clothing that fits their many abilities and unique situations.

Edna lives in a large mansion which is situated on a large plot of land surrounded by an electric fence. Edna’s mansion not only her home, it is also her work space where she designs original custom-made outfits for superheroes.

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In the original Incredibles, Edna is brought back into the superhero fashion business after being retired for 15 years. Bob (Mr. Incredible), needs Edna Mode to fix his super suit.

Edna is appalled at her old design, and even calls Bob’s old suit a “hobo suit.” Edna goes about fixing Bob’s suit – and then decides to make suits for the entire family. Of course, none of these suits have capes for safety reasons!

Edna Mode comes back in Incredibles 2, this time insisting on taking care of Jack Jack while Bob rests. “Auntie Edna” demonstrates a new device she has invented that will predict what powers Jack-Jack will use.

This is incredibly helpful to the entire Parr family. The fee for Jack Jack’s suit is that Bob, his family, and Frozen all never use any fashion designer other than her.

Edna also stars in a Pixar short called “Auntie Edna.” This was released in 2018. Auntie Edna is an in-depth look at what happened while Edna babysat Jack Jack in the Incredibles 2.

Brad Bird, the director of The Incredibles, based Edna on various James Bond inventors such as Q and M. Edna even made a cameo appearance at the 2005 Academy Awards where she presented the Best Costume Design award with Pierce Brosnan.

Edna Mode Quotes

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1. “No capes!”

2. “You will need a new suit, that much is certain.”

3. “I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now.”

I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now - edna mode quote

4. “And machine washable, dahling. That’s a new feature.”

5. “I cut it a little roomy for the free movement, the fabric is comfortable for sensitive skin…”

6. “My name is Edna but some of the girls call me Eddy after they get to know me better.”

7. “I didn’t know the baby’s powers, so I covered the basics.”

8. “This is a horrible suit, darling. You can’t be seen in this. I won’t allow it. Fifteen years ago, maybe, but now?”

9. “It will be bold. Dramatic! Heroic!”

10. “Luck favors the prepared.”

11. “Simple, elegant, yet bold. You will die.”

12. “Your boy’s suit I designed to withstand enormous friction without heating up or wearing out, a useful feature. Your daughter’s suit was tricky, but I finally created a sturdy material that can disappear completely as she does. Your suit can stretch as far as you can without injuring yourself, and still retain its shape. Virtually indestructible, yet it breathes like Egyptian cotton.”

13. “Pull yourself together! What will you do? Is this a question? You will show him that you remember that he is Mr. Incredible! And you will remind him who you are! Well, you know where he is.”

14. Bob: You know I’m retired from hero work.
Edna: As am I, Robert, yet here we are.

15. “Blended kevlar with carbide for durability under duress and comfort also. Interwoven with these fabrics, are a mesh of tiny sensors that monitor the baby’s physical properties.”

16. “Fine, I will fix the hobo suit.”

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17. “This is a hobo suit, dahling. You can’t be seen in this. I won’t allow it. Fifteen years ago, maybe, but now? Feh!”

18. “Well, I’m sure I don’t know, dahling.”

19. “He is bright and I am stimulating. We deserve each other.”

20. “Keep your fingers above the sheets. We only change ’em once a week!”

21. “You push too hard, darling! But I accept!”

22. “Although I have doubtlessly exceeded your expectations for a single night’s work. the suit and device contain a few more features we need to discuss.”

23. “The fire retardant is blackberry-lavender, darling. Effective, edible, and delicious.”

24. “Any solution involving cookies will inevitably result in the demon baby.”

25. “I understand your lack of sleep is confusing you, Robert. Babies can be anything, and your child is no exception. Shows unlimited potential, Robert. That’s why I worked in a creative fever. Auntie E has stayed up all night, making sure you look fabulous in your uniform.”

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26. “Oh, pish-posh, darling. Your bill will be covered by my fee for being Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and Frozone’s exclusive designer throughout the known universe and until the end of time. But babysitting this one, I do for free, darling.”

27. “You come in one hour darling, I insist, okay? Okay, bye-bye.”

28. “Blended kevlar with carbide for durability under duress and comfort also. Interwoven with these fabrics, are a mesh of tiny sensors that monitor the baby’s physical properties.”

29. “Milan, darling. Milan. Supermodels. Heh! Nothing super about them… spoiled, stupid little stick figures with poofy lips who think only about themselves. Feh! I used to design for *gods*!”

30. “The human race is responsible for the unemployment? I never would’ve guessed. All this time, I kept thinking it was somebody else.”

31. “Do you remember Thunderhead? Tall, storm powers? Nice man, good with kids.”

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32. “All was well, another day saved – when his cape snagged on a missile fin!”

33.You are Elastigirl! My God…pull-yourself-together! “What will you do?” Is this a question? You will show him you remember that he is Mr. Incredible, and you will remind him who YOU are.”

34. “Go, confront the problem. Fight! Win!”

35. “Yes, yes, marvelous suit, darling, much better than those horrible pajamas he used to wear.”

36. “You can’t! It’s impossible! I’m far too busy. So ask me now before I again become sane.”

37. “Yes, words are useless. Gobble, gobble, gobble.”

38. “Men at Robert’s age are often unstable… prone to weakness.”

39. “Helen who?”

40. “Done properly, parenting is a heroic act… done properly.”

41. “Leave him? Here? I am not a baby person, Robert! I am not cut out for baby’s facilities! I am an artist, I don’t have time for any of this!”

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42. “And it can also withstand a temperature of over 1000 degrees. Completely bulletproof.”

43. “Meta-Man. Express elevator. Dynaguy, snag on takeoff. Splashdown, sucked into a vortex.”

44. “This is designed by Vincento? Explain yourself!”

45.Edna: I didn’t know the baby’s powers so I covered the basics.
Helen: Jack-Jack doesn’t have any powers.
Edna: No? Well, he’ll look fabulous anyway.

46.Edna: It will be bold! Dramatic!
Bob: Yeah!
Edna: Heroic!
Bob: Yeah. Something classic, like, like Dynaguy. Oh, he had a great look! Oh, the cape and the boots…
Edna: [throws a wadded ball of paper at Bob’s head] No capes!

47. “And call me when you get back, darling. I enjoy our visits.”

48. “Jack-Jack widened his eyes to make them shaped like mine and grows hair that looks exactly like my hairstyle.”

49. “I often work to music, and I noticed the baby responds to it as well. Specifically, Mozart.”

50. “Do I look like a hussy?”

51. “Go check the electric fence or something!”

52. While going through an identification process:
Edna (into microphone): “Edna Mode.”
(laser gun comes out from the ceiling and points at Helen, who gasps)
Edna: “And guest.”
(the laser gun retracts)

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03/18/2024 04:03 pm GMT

Edna Mode FAQ

Who voiced Edna Mode?

Director Brad Bird is the voice of Edna Mode. He decided to do the voice himself after he couldn’t find anyone to replicate the accent he wanted. Lily Tomlin was Brad Bird’s best option, and she agreed that he should do the voice.

What is Edna Mode’s ethnicity?

Edna Mode is half German and half Japanese.

Why does Edna Mode hate capes?

Edna views capes as a safety hazard.

What is Edna’s gender?

Edna is female.

How did Edna Mode get her name?

The English word “fashion” is “mode” German and French. Pixar also used a program called “EMode” at the time The Incredibles was made.

What is The Glory Disc?

On Disney Infinity 2.0, The Glory Days is a Costume Disc which, when placed under Mr. Incredible on the Disney Infinity Base, changes the character’s in-game appearance from the costume designed by Edna Mode to his original.

What does Edna Mode hold in her hand?

Edna is holding a cigarette holder.

How tall is Edna Mode?

Edna Mode is 4’3″.

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