->Questions about the sequel go [[Headscratchers/{{Hotel Transylvania 2}} here]].
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* Jonathan bringing "fun" into Mavis' rather blasé birthday party is emphasized a lot, and is what eventually causes Dracula to befriend Jonathan rather than despise him for being a human. The rush of excitement Drac gets at the end of the sequence with the flying tables even establishes that he's never had that much fun in a long time! But, you're telling me he's ''never'' knew what this "fun" business is about before this?! He hangs out with rowdy pals who play pranks! He brings down the house at dances! His friend Murray is BigFun! That sequence ended very weakly.
** Don't forget, Drac's buddies seem to consider him to be a control freak. If anything "fun" happened to be dangerous in the slightest, such as the scene with the tables, there's no way he'd let it come anywhere near his baby girl.
*** Okay, so maybe his problem is that he doesn't know when to let his daughter explore the world and be open to potentially dangerous things, rather than being "fun". I wish they wouldn't use the world "fun" repeatedly in the movie, then.
* Okay, I get that Quasimodo might be accepted as a monster because of his looks, but why is he alive? He isn't immortal, he was just an ugly human being who was born in the 19th century. He should be dead by now.
** The others monsters did not consider him human, so, in this film, he is probably not a human.
** The same question goes for the Invisible Man, how is he still alive?
*** Especially as Griffin died in the original novel and [[TheInvisibleMan 1933 film]]. Unless resurrection and immortality was a side-effect of his experiment...
* So, are the werewolves immortal? 'Cause the wife was present when the Dracula's met over 118 years ago.
** In some folklore and modern media werewolves are immortal in both being virtually unkillable and ageless. In this case they are immortal.
* Why is there only one female werewolf pup? That seems really unlikely when you consider how many there are of them. Unless she was just the only girl with TertiarySexualCharacteristics?
** RuleOfFunny.
** Maybe she is the only one that isn't a total mindless, destructive little hellion.
** [[OutnumberedSibling There's a trope for that.]]
** Possibly a trait of werewolves. The odds of a werewolf being born male is much higher than it being born female. Both explains why the world is not overrun with werewolves despite them evidently breeding like rabbits, and why such Explosivebreeding is necessary to keep the species alive.
* Why are Mavis' clothes so modern, if she has not been outside in a hundred years? She's got a short skirt, t-shirt with armwarmers and...is wearing converse? How is she dressed that way and not in Victorian style?
** [[CompletelyMissingThePoint The wonders of Internet shopping, ladies and gentlemen!]]
** We are shown that Dracula is keeping tabs on human trends, even if he is misinterpreting the reasons for the trends. Perhaps Mavis got a hold of some of these reports? Or maybe some of the other monsters who have closer contact with humans designed them for her? (Griffin seems likely, in this case.)
* Why don't they turn Jonathan into a vampire? It would have solved quite a few of the problems in this movie.
** Maybe he just didn't want to become a vampire.
** We don't know if vampires can do that in this universe. Mavis was born a vampire.
** Family unfriendly message. Plus, it would've been a bit too close to ''{{Twilight}}'' which was openly mocked by the authors.
** Considering vampires don't have too many drawbacks in the movie - they may subsist on blood substitutes and sunlight doesn't hurt them that much - one can imagine that'll be the case eventually. Dracula does say Johnny is a lousy Frankenstein but he'd make a great vampire.
** Or he just might not want to become a vampire ''yet''. Considering that he is twenty one in the first film there is no immediate threat of him becoming old and considering that he has a limited number of years to enjoy as a human and would have an eternity as a vampire it's not that strange that he would want to experience the first state more.
* Dracula's hypnotism apparently fails on Johnny because of his glasses, yet Drac has no problem hypnotizing that airplane pilot (who hilariously begins speaking with Drac's accent) through the windshield of the plane.....
** Could be the materiel used. There might be some kind of difference between the contacts and windshield that allow protection or not.
*** Could just be that the contacts were directly 'blocking' the pupils, where as the windshield technically was not
** It's entirely possible he just bought a really weird set of contacts from some really weird people, I mean, this guy nearly got ''cannibalized'' at a slipknot concert, this guy's done some weird stuff. It could just be his particular set. It's not established that contacts in general do that, and also, it's entirely possible it has nothing to do with the contacts at all, it's just Jonathan. But then again, the way they set it up, general writing convention mandates it be at least those particular kinds of contacts that do it, having it confirmed to not be the contacts at all would be weird from a writing perspective.
** Contacts are designed to refract and warp light whereas a windshield is designed to let it pass through more or less unaltered.
* When Mavis walks on the ceiling, shouldn't her hair be hanging?
** I'm assuming the gravity-defying abilities that allow her to be up there in the first place extend to her hair.
* So...[[BrickJoke WOULD his hand disappear?]]
** In both the Wells novel and the film, Griffin said he must remain hidden for an hour after he eats. So [[SquIck anything he puts in his mouth and stomach can be seen quite well by everyone.]]
* What monster were the fleas or whatever they were? Everyone else was iconic in some fashion.
** Bed bugs!
* How on earth did the humans manage to kill Martha? Vampires in this movie are established to have the powers of shapeshifting, wall clinging, possibly something that seems to border on teleportation that Mavis keeps using to ambush Johnny, telekinesis, and the ability to petrify people indefinitely in less than a second. Their weaknesses? A minor aversion to garlic and that they burn up (very very slowly) in sunlight. How did any of those humans, who attacked at ''night time'', mind you, manage to get a stake through her heart, even with all of the fire?
** Most of the traits you mentioned were only shown with Dracula, who's often depicted as being more powerful than other vampires.
** Still, even assuming she was no more powerful than Mavis is in modern times, it's still a massive stretch to believe that a human is a credible threat to them. Just turn into a bat and fly out the window. The way she dies, it's almost like she let them do it.
** Martha could easily escape the mob, but Mavis couldn't since she's only an infant and has yet to learn how to use any of her powers. Martha died trying protecting her baby.
** That still makes no sense whatseover. She could easily have taken the baby Mavis in her arms and jumped out the window, clinging to the sides of the castle with her wall clinging powers. There were so many ways she could have avoided that, the idea that she was utterly powerless against a mob of mortals is impossible to take seriously.
** Just because someone (anyone, vampire, human, or whatever) is powerful doesn't mean they're invincible when they're massively outnumbered and have a helpless child to protect. Remember, we don't know ''what'' else besides sunlight harms vampires in this universe. If they're vulnerable to sharp steel or iron weapons (like Stoker's Dracula, or humans for that matter -- "Who ''wouldn't'' [a stake through the heart] kill?"), and if Martha was ambushed by a crowd of humans armed with projectile weapons like spears or arrows, or if they trapped her somewhere before burning the place down, or if they ambushed her indoors with nowhere to fly... there's a million ways that could have down, none of them pleasant. Having super vampire powers just means they would have had to kill her in a much more extreme, gruesome way than they would a normal human.
*** From the way the movie presents the death of Martha, she was basically taken by surprise while alone in a room with the baby Mavis, Dracula being busy trying to talk down the angry mob at the front door. Since we see her hand hitting the floor, she was most likely killed either by the semi-traditional stake or by the equally-traditional beheading. Both are rather quick -- and if she was attacked from behind, she would have had almost no chance to defend herself.
* So, Zombie!Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven. They technically used to be human, but every zombie is treated like a regular monster. So does that mean any dead human is A-OK? Or does every human just have a zombie counterpart or something?
** I think the key words there were "''used'' to be human". Dracula, Wolfman, and the Mummy were all presumably human. (And Frank was ''several'' humans)
** And the Invisible Man is actually STILL human (invisible but human).
** I don't think they were the actual Mozart, Bach and Beethoven, just some zombies dressed up as them.
* For most of the movie we get the HumansAreTheRealMonsters story where the monsters are all being unfairly hunted for being different. But then during the scenes where Quasimodo is trying to cook Johnny and Murray suggests scaring the people, the movie implies that monsters are the PunchClockVillain kind and scaring people is their job. Uuuuhhhh, you can't do BOTH, movie.
** When they needed a way to get through the crowd quickly, Murray assumed scaring people would work based on how people usually react to monsters; that doesn't imply they do that on a regular basis. Just because Quasimodo eats humans doesn't mean other monsters do.
** FridgeBrilliance: Quasimodo technically is human (a deform person, but human) so the Aesop remains.
* What is that round, white, shining object hanging from "Bella's" left shoulder? When Jonathan's watching "''Film/{{Twilight}}''" on the plane, the Bella CaptainErsatz has something on the left side of her jacket, sitting above her crossed arms, as if it's hanging from her shoulder, but there's nothing in between the light bulb-like thing and her jacket shoulder that it could be hanging from. What is that supposed to be or be from? I'm not a ''Twilight'' fan -- is that something of significance in those books/movies, or just something mundane that my eyes aren't identifying?
** It's probably supposed to be LensFlare, but it's hard to tell during that brief shot.
** Yes, it seems to be LensFlare included to make it more self-evident that the scene is playing on a TV screen in-Verse.