History Characters / Psycho

26th Oct '17 4:38:05 AM jormis29
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->'''Played By''': Vera Miles (''Psycho'' [1960]; ''Psycho II''), Creator/JulianneMoore (''Psycho'' [1998])

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->'''Played By''': Vera Miles Creator/VeraMiles (''Psycho'' [1960]; ''Psycho II''), Creator/JulianneMoore (''Psycho'' [1998])
12th Oct '17 7:35:52 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* JerkassHasAPoint: In ''Psycho II'', although she does not give Norman a chance, in the opening courtroom scene, she was correct that usually the justice system would not give criminals convicted of first degree murder a light sentence of being released back into society to reintegrate, and is entirely right in questioning Norman's sanity.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: In ''Psycho II'', although she does not give Norman a chance, in the opening courtroom scene, she was correct that usually the justice system would not give criminals convicted of first degree murder a light sentence of being released back into society to reintegrate, and is entirely right in questioning Norman's sanity.sanity to a point even on-lookers at the court expresses she has a point.



* StalkerWithoutACrush: [[spoiler: In her newfound role as a straightforward {{vigilante}}, she's monitoring Norman's entire life in order to get him recommitted to the insane asylum out of vengeance for all the wrongs he's done to her.]]

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* StalkerWithoutACrush: [[spoiler: In her newfound role as a straightforward {{vigilante}}, she's monitoring Norman's entire life in order to get him recommitted to the insane asylum out of vengeance for all the wrongs he's done to her.]]


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* VocalEvolution: In the second and third films, Norma's voice actor and original portrayer Virginia Gregg's voice was notably more gruffer and raspier then in the original film, which makes her sound more creepier then before.
12th Oct '17 6:01:52 AM JamesAustin
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[[folder:''Norman Bates'']]

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[[folder:''Norman Bates'']][[folder:Norman Bates]]



->'''Played By''': Anthony Perkins (the whole film series), Henry Thomas (Young Norman in ''Psycho IV''), Vince Vaughn (in ''Psycho'' 1998)

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->'''Played By''': Anthony Perkins (the whole film series), Henry Thomas (Young Norman in (young; ''Psycho IV''), Vince Vaughn (in ''Psycho'' 1998)
Creator/VinceVaughn (''Psycho'' [1998])
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[[folder:''Marion Crane'']]

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[[folder:''Marion Crane'']][[folder:Marion Crane]]



->'''Played By''': Creator/JanetLeigh (in ''Psycho'' 1960), Anne Heche (in ''Psycho'' 1998)

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->'''Played By''': Creator/JanetLeigh (in ''Psycho'' 1960), (''Psycho'' [1960]), Anne Heche (in ''Psycho'' 1998)
(''Psycho'' [1998])
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[[folder:''Lila Loomis, nee Crane'']]

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[[folder:''Lila Loomis, nee Crane'']][[folder:Lila Loomis]]



->'''Played By''': Vera Miles (in ''Psycho'' 1960 and ''Psycho II''), Julianne Moore (in ''Psycho'' 1998)

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->'''Played By''': Vera Miles (in ''Psycho'' 1960 and (''Psycho'' [1960]; ''Psycho II''), Julianne Moore (in ''Psycho'' 1998)
Creator/JulianneMoore (''Psycho'' [1998])



[[folder:''Norma Bates'']]
!!'''Norma Bates, [[spoiler: née Spool]]'''

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[[folder:''Norma Bates'']]
[[folder:Norma Bates]]
!!'''Norma Bates, [[spoiler: née Spool]]'''Spool'''



->'''Played By''': Olivia Hussey (in ''Psycho IV'')

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->'''Played By''': Olivia Hussey (in ''Psycho (''Psycho IV'')
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* BiggerBad: She's established as the biggest problem in the series. [[spoiler: At least in Norman's psyche.]]



* GreaterScopeVillain: She's established as the biggest problem in the series. [[spoiler: At least in Norman's psyche.]]



[[folder:''Mary Samuels'']]
!!'''Mary Samuels [[spoiler: (real name Loomis)]]'''

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[[folder:''Mary Samuels'']]
[[folder:Mary Samuels]]
!!'''Mary Samuels [[spoiler: (real name Loomis)]]'''Loomis)'''



->'''Played By''': Meg Tilly (in ''Psycho II'')

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->'''Played By''': Meg Tilly (in ''Psycho (''Psycho II'')
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[[folder:''Maureen Coyle'']]

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[[folder:''Maureen Coyle'']][[folder:Maureen Coyle]]



->'''Played by''': Diana Scarwid (in ''Psycho III'')

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->'''Played by''': Diana Scarwid (in ''Psycho (''Psycho III'')
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[[folder:''Emma Spool'']]

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[[folder:''Emma Spool'']][[folder:Emma Spool]]



->'''Played by''': Claudia Bryar (in ''Psycho II'')

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->'''Played by''': Claudia Bryar (in ''Psycho (''Psycho II'')
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* BiggerBad: [[spoiler: Of the original trilogy, through kidnapping Norman as a baby and killing Norman's biological dad, she's indirectly responsible for her sister to abuse Norman that turned him into a serial killer that lead to the events of the first film and its sequels]].


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* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: Of the original trilogy, through kidnapping Norman as a baby and killing Norman's biological dad, she's indirectly responsible for her sister to abuse Norman that turned him into a serial killer that lead to the events of the first film and its sequels]].
11th Oct '17 6:20:37 AM jormis29
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->'''Played By''': Janet Leigh (in ''Psycho'' 1960), Anne Heche (in ''Psycho'' 1998)

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->'''Played By''': Janet Leigh By''': Creator/JanetLeigh (in ''Psycho'' 1960), Anne Heche (in ''Psycho'' 1998)
5th Sep '17 4:52:18 PM ading
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* CompanionCube: [[spoiler: The film reveals that ''her corpse is this'' for her son.]]

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* CompanionCube: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The film reveals that ''her her corpse is this'' this for her son.]]]] A rare PlayedForDrama example.
5th Sep '17 4:49:55 PM ading
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* JerkassHasAPoint: In ''Psycho II'', although she does not give Norman a chance for the murder of her sister, in the opening courtroom scene, she was correct that usually the justice system would not give criminals convicted of first degree murder a light sentence of being released back into society to reintegrate and is entirely right in questioning his sanity, which is why Lila in the second film counts as a WellIntentionedExtremist.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: In ''Psycho II'', although she does not give Norman a chance for the murder of her sister, chance, in the opening courtroom scene, she was correct that usually the justice system would not give criminals convicted of first degree murder a light sentence of being released back into society to reintegrate reintegrate, and is entirely right in questioning his sanity, which is why Lila in the second film counts as a WellIntentionedExtremist.Norman's sanity.
5th Sep '17 4:48:27 PM ading
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* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler: She and Mrs. Spool are both the main antagonists of the second film, however, while Spool fulfills her BigBad half straight, Lila on the other hand fulfills the KnightTemplar half of this ensemble.]]

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* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She and Mrs. Spool are both the main antagonists of the second film, however, while Spool fulfills her BigBad half straight, Lila on the other hand fulfills the KnightTemplar half of this ensemble.film.]]



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Impaled through the mouth with a kitchen knife in ''Psycho II''.]]
* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler: Subverted. She ''almost'' tries to impersonate Norman's mother, but she ends up killed by the new killer.]]
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: She ends up killed in the ''exact same room'' where she encountered Norman and his mother.]]

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Impaled [[spoiler:Impaled through the mouth with a kitchen knife in ''Psycho II''.]]
* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler: Subverted.[[spoiler:Subverted. She ''almost'' tries to impersonate Norman's mother, but she ends up killed by the new killer.]]
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She ends up killed in the ''exact same room'' where she encountered Norman and his mother.]]



* DidntSeeThatComing: She's incredibly shocked at what she discovers in Norman's basement.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: She's very amoral and unpredictable, but she cares about her deceased sister and husband Sam. However, it's very debatable as to whether or not she loved her daughter [[spoiler: Mary,]] though she did promised her that no harm would come her way if Norman indeed goes insane again after the final stage of her scheme is complete as she would come in to rescue her at the moment before anything else happens and the way she treats Mary could be a result of AngerBornOfWorry of not wanting to lose Mary to Norman like how she lost Marion.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Despite the fact that she TookALevelInJerkass, [[HeroAntagonist she's absolutely hates Norman for being a psychopath]]. Ironically, [[spoiler: she's almost ''[[HeWhoFightsMonsters worse]]'' than he ever was.]]

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* DidntSeeThatComing: She's incredibly very shocked at what she discovers in Norman's basement.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: She's very amoral and unpredictable, but she cares about her deceased sister and husband Sam. However, it's very debatable as to whether or not she loved her daughter [[spoiler: Mary,]] [[spoiler:Mary]], though she did promised promise her that no harm would come her way if Norman indeed goes insane again after the final stage of her scheme is complete as (as she would come in to rescue her at the moment before anything else happens happened), and the way she treats Mary could be a result of AngerBornOfWorry of from not wanting to lose Mary to Norman like how she lost Marion.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Despite the fact that she TookALevelInJerkass, TookALevelInJerkass in the second film, [[HeroAntagonist she's she absolutely hates Norman for being a psychopath]]. Ironically, [[spoiler: she's almost ''[[HeWhoFightsMonsters worse]]'' than [[spoiler:she's [[HeWhoFightsMonsters as bad as]] he ever was.]]
11th Jun '17 11:45:46 AM nombretomado
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* WickedCultured: Norman is devotee of [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]]. While searching his room in the first film Lila notes a record of ''Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica")'' on his turntable, and in ''Psycho II'' he plays the ''Moonlight Sonata'' on the piano.

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* WickedCultured: Norman is devotee of [[Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]]. While searching his room in the first film Lila notes a record of ''Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica")'' on his turntable, and in ''Psycho II'' he plays the ''Moonlight Sonata'' on the piano.
24th Mar '17 8:10:52 PM Mdumas43073
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* AdaptationNameChange: Her first name is given as "Mary" in the novel and "Marion" in the films.
23rd Mar '17 7:13:12 AM Mdumas43073
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* AdaptationalHeroism: In the second film, Norman wants to become a normal man and live a peaceful life befriending others. In the second book, Norman completely accepts his inner darkness and goes on a killing spree throughout California ForTheEvulz. Understandably, this characteristic was omitted in order to retain the audience's sympathy for him.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: In the second film, Norman wants to become a normal man and live a peaceful life befriending others. In the second book, Norman completely accepts his inner darkness and goes on a killing spree throughout California ForTheEvulz. Understandably, this characteristic In the second film, Norman wants to become a normal man and live a peaceful life befriending others. This change was omitted understandably made in order to retain the audience's sympathy for him.
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