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"Thunderhead was not the brightest bulb."
Mr. Incredible on Thunderhead

Thunderhead's NSA file.

Thunderhead was a character from The Incredibles

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Prior to becoming a Super, Thunderhead was a high school dropout, and thus took part in "Stay in School" PSAs to encourage children to remain in school.

As a Super, he was good friends with Mr. Incredible, participating in the NSA's pie eating competition where he came in second place. He also attended the wedding of Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl

Thunderhead also adopted five children with his roommate Scott before his demise.

He died on November 15, 1958, when his cape snagged on a missile during takeoff after he diverted its course away from a city.


Thunderhead could harness and control extreme weather conditions through the manipulation of barometric pressure. The weakness of this ability was the requirement for the weather to be cloudy, otherwise his abilities would be rendered useless. His transportation was provided by a Multi-Environmental Vehicle, which could double as a plane and a car. 


Thunderhead was described by Edna Mode as "tall, storm powers, nice man, good with kids." He was indeed known for his caring attitude towards kids, adopting 5 of them alongside his roommate Scott. This may be an insinuation that he was gay. Apart from this, he was also easily controlled by his emotions.

Thunderhead was also remarkably unintelligent, with Mr. Incredible calling him "not the brightest bulb". He had the lowest possible intelligence rating on his NSA file, only rivaled by Phylange and Universal Man.


  • Lego Incredibles Thunderhead

    Thunderhead in LEGO The Incredibles.

    His superhero name is in reference to a thunderhead, which is a cumulonimbus cloud seen during a thunderstorm.
    • It is also a play on the term 'dunderhead', which refers to a person of low intelligence, something Thunderhead was known as.
  • Thunderhead appears as a playable character in LEGO The Incredibles.
  • Thunderhead raising his five children with his "roommate" Scott is possibly a coded way of saying that he was gay.