James H. said: And they all have capes. Because to fly, of course you have to have a cape. Capes hold flying power. Well, at least three of the examples I gave (Ms Marvel, Hawkgirl, and Starfire) don't have capes. Nor does (except on ceremonial occasions) Wonder Woman. So there's that. (Storm sometimes has a cape, sometimes has kind of arm-wingy-flaps, but she's flying via actual wind power, so that almost works.) Having just rewatched The Incredibles, that no-capes scene is brutal (insert reference to the EMode Capes Theory here ). Interestingly, it's also the only scene that confirms that the visual mid-century modern style choices for the movie are, in fact, non-anachronistic, as Edna cites the dates of first few cape incidents, and they're all in the late 1950s.