History YMMV / ParaNorman

28th Nov '17 9:04:37 AM AdelePotter
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: The entire sequence of Norman trying to [[spoiler:pry a book out of a corpse's hands]], eventually resorting to tactics like [[spoiler:slamming its head repeatedly against the underside of a desk to get some leverage]], and finally [[spoiler:ending up pinned under the dead man's body... At which point its tongue rolls out of its open mouth and slops across his face]].

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The entire sequence of Norman trying to [[spoiler:pry a book out of a corpse's hands]], eventually resorting to tactics like [[spoiler:slamming its head repeatedly against the underside of a desk to get some leverage]], and finally [[spoiler:ending up pinned under the dead man's body... At which point its tongue rolls out of its open mouth and slops across his face]].face]].
** Given the national discussion of police brutality in TheNewTens, the line, "What are you doing, firing at civilians? That's for the police to do!" is either [[HarsherInHindsight extremely uncomfortable]], [[BlackComedy even funnier]], or both, depending on how dark your sense of humor is.
24th Nov '17 9:19:02 PM smasll_lordvoice
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** [[SkewedPriorities The vending]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny machine scene.]]
23rd Oct '17 9:08:20 AM Shadowgazer
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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]].

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** The modern day townspeople very nearly cross this same line when they actually try to ''lynch'' Norman, stopping only yes they stopped when Norman's friends [[WhatTheHellHero call them out and talk sense into them]].them, but the mere fact that they seriously considered and attempted it, is on its own irredeemable and is on top of abusing Norman for a long time]].
23rd Oct '17 7:33:35 AM MrMystery13
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* FriendlyFandoms: This movie gets along quite well with ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''. In fact, all four of them together has generated a fandom of its own, dubbed the "''SugarWiki/MysteryKids''".
19th Oct '17 8:06:09 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 still around as a ghost probably isn't helping that much with his grief.

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** Depending on your POV, Norman's father. Yeah Yeah, he's intolerant of Norman claiming to be able to communicate with ghosts, but considering ghosts and actually admits that he wishes his son was different. However, he knows that his son is ostracized by most of town due to this, it his claimed ability to see and talk to ghosts (which makes sense why Percy would try to force his son to them think Norman is either stop being crazy lying for attention or lying, because genuinely crazy), he doesn't want him honestly has no idea how to become connect to his son, and Perry admits at one point that he's scared of Norman becoming just like Uncle Pendergast. The fact that his His mother had also died from an unspecified illness 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.
16th Sep '17 2:36:21 PM Robbyn
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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 mother (who Norman can see) died a few weeks 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!.



* 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 mother (who Norman can see) died a few weeks 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!



* UglyCute: Just about ''every character''.

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* UglyCute: Just about ''every character''.character'', but special mention goes to Norman, Neil, and [[spoiler: Agatha]].
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.
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