Edna Mode's no cape rant is one of my favorite scenes in any Pixar film, how can I not love a scene that unashamedly mocks the genre it's paying tribute to in such a dark manner. Of course one of the biggest reasons of why it works, is that it ends up playing a major part in the film, foreshadowing the climax, while still leaving a big smile to anyone who's ever thought to ask what exactly is the point of the cape, the answer here is a cool, but ultimately bad fashion choice. I love how the film pretty much hammers in what's going to happen to a certain major character (as if I even need to hide it) yet still manages to pull a few twists and turns as to how we get there; perhaps the trick was to have this happen early enough, that by the time the plot starts picking up full steam we kinda forget the obvious downfall that's awaiting said major character. Edna Mode spoiled the movie, yet we didn't mind, partially because we assumed it was just a humorous, unnecessary jab, but largely because it was a really funny jab at superhero fashion.
The Incredibles is a Pixar classic, but this scene is a masterpiece, the superhero genre has had a lot of comedic scenes satirizing/mocking itself, but this is the best version of those scenes, it's perfect.
Written By Octaviano Macias