History Headscratchers / ParanormalActivity

26th Oct '15 3:40:48 PM ErikModi
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** If the demon really does need to feed on negative energy to get stronger, than it may be weak after each supernatural "exertion." It may retreat to a place people rarely go to recharge, to minimize chances of it being encountered in a weakened state.
26th Oct '15 3:35:30 PM ErikModi
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*** Micah pretty clearly didn't believe in the demon to start with, or if he did, it was as a parlor gag (think the "ghost theme park" plans in Beetlejuice.) His main motivation for the cameras was to catch something really cool on tape, get his fifteen minutes of fame, and maybe make some money. Which is why he went about antagonizing it: nothing the demon had done yet on film was "cool" enough to be marketable. He also had a completely unrealistic (if that's the right word when one is talking about a demonic antagonist in a found footage horror movie) expectations of what the demon was and what it could do, since he had no frame of reference. Katie, who'd lived with this thing her whole life, knew that shit would get really bad if Micah didn't lay off, and tried several times to warn him. He didn't listen, because as the old saying goes, only the burned believe in fire. Sure, once it becomes obvious that the demon is actually real, and a threat, he ignores a lot of the advice, but that can easily be put down to male ego. As mentioned, he wanted to protect what was "his:" his girlfriend and his house. Basically, early in the film, he didn't believe the demon could be a threat, so he provoked it because he wanted to get something really cool on film. Once he realized it was a threat, it was way too late to do anything about it. Sure, it's stupid, but it's also a very understandable human reaction. We often don't see the lines until we're way past them. Hence another old saying, "hindsight is always 20/20."
24th Oct '15 7:16:25 PM AzureOwl
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*** [[WordOfGod Word of God]] says that the crucifix that Katie was holding, while not doing much against the demon, was the only thing left protecting her. (And honestly, if I were an atheist and an actual real live demon started setting things on fire and screwing up my sleep schedule, [[ArbitrarySkepticism I'd start believing really, really fast]].

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*** [[WordOfGod Word of God]] WordOfGod says that the crucifix that Katie was holding, while not doing much against the demon, was the only thing left protecting her. (And honestly, if I were an atheist and an actual real live demon started setting things on fire and screwing up my sleep schedule, [[ArbitrarySkepticism I'd start believing really, really fast]].


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**** The 6th movie, ''The Ghost Dimension'' confirms that Christian symbols like rosaries and the Bible offer a measure of protection against the demon. It is also weakened by holy water.
5th Oct '15 5:09:20 PM ACondomFullOfCrisco
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* So, how much [[spoiler: control over her actions does Kristi have?]] Because being controlled by the demon seems to have [[spoiler: robbed her of her free will in killing Micah, her sister, and her sister's husband.]] So, in the fourth movie, [[spoiler: did she make a FaceHeelTurn or was she ForcedIntoEvil?]]

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* So, how much [[spoiler: control over her actions does Kristi Katie have?]] Because being controlled by the demon seems to have [[spoiler: robbed her of her free will in killing Micah, her sister, and her sister's husband.]] So, in the fourth movie, [[spoiler: did she make a FaceHeelTurn or was she ForcedIntoEvil?]]
5th Oct '15 5:08:58 PM ACondomFullOfCrisco
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* So, how much [[spoiler: control over her actions does Kristi have?]] Because being controlled by the demon seems to have [[spoiler: robbed her of her free will in killing Micah, her sister, and her sister's husband.]] So, in the fourth movie, [[spoiler: did she make a FaceHeelTurn or was she ForcedIntoEvil?]]
21st Aug '15 4:23:27 AM Talia_T
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** A thought, if Hunter's soul is so important (even if it's only because he's the first born son), that seems to imply in the paranormal activity universe at least, souls exist. The soul is believed to be what lives after death, and in the case of reincarnation. The demon may wait for the soul of Katie or Kristi (or any of their dead relative's) soul to be reborn, and grow. Until another male is born to those descendants?
11th Jul '15 3:13:04 PM Jgorgon
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*** Since they know for a fact that demons, at least, are real, that would make them {{Flat Earth Atheist}}s.
22nd Jan '15 11:28:04 AM Cybaria
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**** To be fair, let's say he did kick the ever living piss out the old ladies... Then the police came. Not much Dennis can do to protect Katie/Kriti if he's locked up in jail for attacking old ladies, whom he claims are demon cult worshipers.
19th Oct '14 5:00:27 PM Sculcuvant
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** I've had this running theory that some'''thing''' is making people record stuff. Whether it's the demon, for its own nefarious reasons, or a different entity entirely, for nefarious or possibly even non-nefarious reasons, is up for debate. It's possible that, since people keep finding the footage, [[CloudAtlas Cloud Atlas]] style, it'll be part of finding a solution in the grande finale.

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** I've had this running theory that some'''thing''' some''thing'' is making people record stuff. Whether it's the demon, for its own nefarious reasons, or a different entity entirely, for nefarious or possibly even non-nefarious reasons, is up for debate. It's possible that, since people keep finding the footage, [[CloudAtlas Cloud Atlas]] style, it'll be part of finding a solution in the grande finale. I mean, each movie has characters trying something to find out about the demon, or learning more about how it works/what it wants. Put all the pieces together and you might find a way to beat the thing.
19th Oct '14 4:59:03 PM Sculcuvant
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** I've had this running theory that some'''thing''' is making people record stuff. Whether it's the demon, for its own nefarious reasons, or a different entity entirely, for nefarious or possibly even non-nefarious reasons, is up for debate. It's possible that, since people keep finding the footage, [[CloudAtlas Cloud Atlas]] style, it'll be part of finding a solution in the grande finale.
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