History YMMV / ParaNorman

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!
8th Apr '16 12:07:04 PM Eagal
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome:
** The swirling clouds that form the witch's face, especially in the scene when Norman tries to read the book to her.
** The pinnacle of spectacular visuals has to be the climax, in which Norman [[spoiler:confronts Agatha's ghost, which is electrified and constantly shooting out bolts of lightning through the air and earth, with her face becoming horrifically distorted in her anger. As the scene continues, the backdrop changes from a forest to pieces of rock floating through the void]]. And it's all so very awesome to watch.
8th Apr '16 12:06:34 PM Eagal
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** "Season of the Witch" by Music/{{Donovan}}, in the trailer (also covered in the film itself.)
** And "Little Ghost" by Music/TheWhiteStripes in the credits.
** Music/JonBrion's score. ''Especially'' what plays during the film's climax.
28th Mar '16 10:35:17 PM Chris116
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** The premise with the legend behind Agatha seems similar to the one in ''WesternAnimation/ScobbyDooAndTheWitchsGhost'', except that in that movie [[spoiler:the witch really was evil]].

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** The premise with the legend behind Agatha seems similar to the one in ''WesternAnimation/ScobbyDooAndTheWitchsGhost'', ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost'', except that in that movie [[spoiler:the witch really was evil]].
28th Mar '16 10:35:00 PM Chris116
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** The premise with the legend behind Agatha seems similar to the one in ''WesternAnimation/ScobbyDooAndTheWitchesGhost'', except that in that movie [[spoiler:the witch really was evil]].

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** The premise with the legend behind Agatha seems similar to the one in ''WesternAnimation/ScobbyDooAndTheWitchesGhost'', ''WesternAnimation/ScobbyDooAndTheWitchsGhost'', except that in that movie [[spoiler:the witch really was evil]].
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