25 Disney characters that are actually good role models

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17. Edna Mode (The Incredibles)

Not all heroes wear capes. In fact, if Edna Mode had her way, no heroes would wear capes. No capes!

Edna Mode is somehow classified as a “minor” character in the 2004 film, The Incredibles. Take just a single scene with her, however, and you’ll find it mind-boggling that she’s anything other than a major force.

Mode, you see, is a fashion designer. She isn’t just any old designer, however. As she says, “I used to design for gods,” or, in regular human parlance, superheroes. She’s incredibly talented and demanding, valuable skills both for the high-paced world of fashion and the similarly demanding one of hero-ing. After all, you can’t let these superpowered people push you around, dahling.

Some might call Edna “bossy” (blech, what a word these days), but I’d call her forceful. You know what? She’s right. Those capes really are a terrible idea. Plus, she’s a busy woman, with fashion shows in major hubs such as Milan. Girl doesn’t have time for your ego or your hems and haws.

She certainly doesn’t have the time for the retired Elastigirl to be crying all over Mode’s incredibly expensive floors. Get it together, Helen! If it weren’t for Edna Mode and her strong, ambitious personality, the superhero world would be a truly shabby place.