History YMMV / ParaNorman

25th Jun '17 8:32:47 PM Kissinger113
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** The modern day townspeople cross this same line when they actually try to ''lynch'' Norman, stopping only when Norman's friends [[WhatTheHellHero call them out and talk sense into them]].

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** The modern day townspeople very nearly cross this same line when they actually try to ''lynch'' Norman, stopping only when Norman's friends [[WhatTheHellHero call them out and talk sense into them]].
30th May '17 10:20:27 AM JJHIL325
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** Depending on your POV, Norman's father. Yeah he's intolerant of Norman claiming to be able to communicate with ghosts, but considering that his son is ostracized by most of town due to this, it makes sense why Percy would try to force his son to either stop being crazy or lying, because he doesn't want him to become like Uncle Pendergast. The fact that his mother had also died a few weeks before the events of the film and the fact that from his POV Norman is pretending that she's around probably isn't helping that much with his grief.

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** Depending on your POV, Norman's father. Yeah he's intolerant of Norman claiming to be able to communicate with ghosts, but considering that his son is ostracized by most of town due to this, it makes sense why Percy would try to force his son to either stop being crazy or lying, because he doesn't want him to become like Uncle Pendergast. The fact that his mother had also died a few weeks before the events of the film and the fact that from his POV Norman is pretending that she's still around as a ghost probably isn't helping that much with his grief.
30th May '17 10:19:24 AM JJHIL325
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is Perry Babcock a bad father who needed to be taught a lesson by the end of the movie or a JerkassWoobie who sees his son being ostracized and doesn't know how to reach to him AND has to deal with the grief caused by the death of his mother that happened a few weeks ago, and who can only react with anger towards those things he can't control.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is Perry Babcock a bad father who needed to be taught a lesson by the end of the movie or a JerkassWoobie who sees his son being ostracized because he claims that he can see ghosts (which makes the townspeople think either Norman's lying for attention or may genuinely be crazy) and doesn't know how to reach to him AND has to deal with the grief caused by the death of his mother that happened a few weeks ago, and who can only react with anger towards those things he can't control.


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** Depending on your POV, Norman's father. Yeah he's intolerant of Norman claiming to be able to communicate with ghosts, but considering that his son is ostracized by most of town due to this, it makes sense why Percy would try to force his son to either stop being crazy or lying, because he doesn't want him to become like Uncle Pendergast. The fact that his mother had also died a few weeks before the events of the film and the fact that from his POV Norman is pretending that she's around probably isn't helping that much with his grief.
3rd May '17 12:08:13 AM rufusluciusivan
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Is Perry Babcock a bad father who needed to be taught a lesson by the end of the movie or a JerkassWoobie who sees his son being ostracized and doesn't know how to reach to him AND has to deal with the grief caused by the death of his mother that happened a few weeks ago, and who can only react with anger towards those things he can't control.
20th Jan '17 7:35:09 PM JJHIL325
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** [[spoiler:The Judge and the Puritans crossed it far in the past, when they hanged Agatha -- ''an eleven-year-old'' -- all because she could see ghosts. Even after he decides to help them, Norman still refers to what they did as "something unforgivable."]]

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** [[spoiler:The Judge and the Puritans crossed it far in the past, when they hanged Agatha -- ''an eleven-year-old'' -- all because she could see ghosts. Even after he decides to help them, them when he sees their genuine remorse, Norman still refers to what they did as "something unforgivable."]]



* SignatureScene: Norman [[spoiler: conversing with the enraged Aggie]]. Even those who dislike the film agree that it is the best scene in the movie.

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* SignatureScene: Norman [[spoiler: conversing with the enraged Aggie]].Aggie and helping her make peace with her unjust death]]. Even those who dislike the film agree that it is the best scene in the movie.



* TheScrappy: Norman's father who is an utter bastard of a parent. The fact he spends ''most'' of the film criticizing Norman for his 'odd' behavior and even ''saying'' at one point that [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent he wishes his son was different]] is really unbearable. However if one really thinks about it, the fact he can't understand why his son acts like this ''and'' the fact his [[spoiler:mother (who Norman can see) died before the events of the film]], makes him more of a JerkassWoobie. Also, GoodParents generally don't react well to the sight of their 11 year old child climbing to the top of a building during a massive storm!

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* TheScrappy: Norman's father who is an utter bastard of a parent. The fact he spends ''most'' of the film criticizing Norman for his 'odd' behavior and even ''saying'' at one point that [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent he wishes his son was different]] is really unbearable. However if one really thinks about it, the fact he can't understand why his son acts like this ''and'' the fact his [[spoiler:mother mother (who Norman can see) died a few weeks before the events of the film]], film, makes him more of a JerkassWoobie. Also, GoodParents generally don't react well to the sight of their 11 year old child climbing to the top of a building during a massive storm!
24th Nov '16 2:26:52 AM Shadowgazer
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** The modern day townspeople nearly cross this same line when they actually try to ''lynch'' Norman, avoiding it when Norman's friends [[WhatTheHellHero call them out and talk sense into them]].

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** The modern day townspeople nearly cross this same line when they actually try to ''lynch'' Norman, avoiding it stopping only when Norman's friends [[WhatTheHellHero call them out and talk sense into them]].
22nd Nov '16 8:27:57 PM Segal991
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* JerkassWoobie: The zombies count too -- [[spoiler:all they want to do is help Norman put Agatha to rest. For their troubles, they get ripped apart, run over, stomped, slammed, and then the entire town attacks them. Although what they did was terrible, it's pretty clear that they're genuinely sorry]].

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* JerkassWoobie: The JerkassWoobie:
** [[spoiler:Agatha, for the same reasons as Norman. She was very vengeful to the townspeople for what they did to her, but she was ostracized by everyone for her ability to talk to the dead.]]
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zombies count too -- [[spoiler:all they want to do is help Norman put Agatha to rest. For their troubles, they get ripped apart, run over, stomped, slammed, and then the entire town attacks them. Although what they did was terrible, it's pretty clear that they're genuinely sorry]].
24th Oct '16 7:31:24 AM rufusluciusivan
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* RootingForTheEmpire: The movie's Aesop mentioned below notwithstanding, you will find quite a few people [[spoiler:rooting for Aggie after TheReveal. If not for hate towards the formerly HolierThanThou Zombies, then for the modern townspeople who seem to be a bunch of assholes, especially where Norman is concerned. ''They freaking wanted to lynch him, just like the Judge and the puritans''. This is averted if you consider them the villains of the story more than Aggie]].

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* RootingForTheEmpire: The movie's Aesop mentioned below notwithstanding, you will find quite a few people [[spoiler:rooting for Aggie after TheReveal. If not for hate towards the formerly HolierThanThou (but now genuinely remorseful) Zombies, then for the modern townspeople who seem to be a bunch of assholes, especially where Norman is concerned. ''They freaking wanted to lynch him, just like the Judge and the puritans''. This is averted if you consider them the villains of the story more than Aggie]].
22nd Oct '16 4:32:25 PM ironballs16
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* TheScrappy: Norman's father who is an utter bastard of a parent. The fact he spends ''most'' of the film criticizing Norman for his 'odd' behavior and even ''saying'' at one point that [[WhyCantYouBeDifferent he wishes his son was different]] is really unbearable. However if one really thinks about it, the fact he can't understand why his son acts like this ''and'' the fact his [[spoiler:mother (who Norman can see) died before the events of the film]], makes him more of a JerkassWoobie. Also, GoodParents generally don't react well to the sight of their 11 year old child climbing to the top of a building during a massive storm!

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* TheScrappy: Norman's father who is an utter bastard of a parent. The fact he spends ''most'' of the film criticizing Norman for his 'odd' behavior and even ''saying'' at one point that [[WhyCantYouBeDifferent [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent he wishes his son was different]] is really unbearable. However if one really thinks about it, the fact he can't understand why his son acts like this ''and'' the fact his [[spoiler:mother (who Norman can see) died before the events of the film]], makes him more of a JerkassWoobie. Also, GoodParents generally don't react well to the sight of their 11 year old child climbing to the top of a building during a massive storm!
22nd Oct '16 4:30:41 PM ironballs16
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* TheScrappy: Norman's father who is an utter bastard of a parent. The fact he spends ''most'' of the film criticizing Norman for his 'odd' behavior and even ''saying'' at one point that he wishes his son was different is really unbearable. However if one really thinks about it, the fact he can't understand why his son acts like this ''and'' the fact his [[spoiler:mother (who Norman can see) died before the events of the film]], makes him more of a JerkassWoobie. Also, GoodParents generally don't react well to the sight of their 11 year old child climbing to the top of a building during a massive storm!

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* TheScrappy: Norman's father who is an utter bastard of a parent. The fact he spends ''most'' of the film criticizing Norman for his 'odd' behavior and even ''saying'' at one point that [[WhyCantYouBeDifferent he wishes his son was different different]] is really unbearable. However if one really thinks about it, the fact he can't understand why his son acts like this ''and'' the fact his [[spoiler:mother (who Norman can see) died before the events of the film]], makes him more of a JerkassWoobie. Also, GoodParents generally don't react well to the sight of their 11 year old child climbing to the top of a building during a massive storm!
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