* Norman finally [[spoiler: stands up to "Mother"]] in ''Psycho III''.
* Norman [[spoiler:burning down the old house full of terrible memories]] in the fourth movie.
* Lila kicking Norman in the face during the 1998 remake, rather than standing frozen in fear as she did in the original.
* Even though it [[{{Understatement}} didn't end well]], young adult Norman attracting a beautiful woman in Psycho IV.