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This is a "Wild Mass Guess" entry, where we pull out all the sanity stops on theorizing. The regular entry on this topic is elsewhere. Please see this programme note.
ParaNorman
Norman's grandmother had the power.
It makes sense honestly. She is Mr. Prenderghast's mother and she passed it down to him, also giving the gene to either Norman's mother or father. That's why she promised to stay behind to look after him.
  • Actually she's Mr. Babcock's mother, Norman's father so this wouldn't make sense. He gets his powers through his mother's side, the Penderghast's, and Mr. Prenderghast is her uncle. There's the scene where they're in the car and Perry is complaining about Norman, he puts the blame solely on his wife's Uncle.
    • They could still be related distantly. This tropers maternal grandparents are third cousins.
    • Since many of these families appear to have lived in Blithe Hollow since colonial times (one of the zombies resembles Alvin) it is very likely that most of them are related to some extent or another. It would account for why the Prenderghast psychic powers continue to manifest in people after all these centuries even though many of the actual psychics (like Norman's uncle and Aggie herself) didn't produce children. The genes are being carried by many people from many families, and whenever the right combination is brought together, another psychic is born.

Aggie hasn't moved on yet.
Her unfinished business was getting revenge on those who wronged her, but where does it imply that giving up the task means it's done ? Aggie simply went to sleep on Norman's shoulder, but until she does get revenge on the judge, she's probably going to be stuck here for a while, even if she doesn't want revenge.
  • It wasn't getting revenge, it was having someone understand her.
  • Also, she did get revenge. The judge and her accusers, aside from being held captive in their graves for 300 years, were indeed raised as the walking dead, and subjected to the immediate hostility of the townspeople.

Agatha's mother was the ghost that she was talking to
. Agatha's mother was dead before Aggie was found to be a 'witch.' And it was talking to her mother's ghost that got her caught. It makes the trial and execution all the more tragic, because Aggie did have someone who loved her - just not someone who was alive anymore.

The Animation Age Ghetto is the only thing that let the PG rating fly.
Blasting zombies to pieces with guns, repeated swear words, child executions, and not throwing crap past the radar but throwing it straight at the radio tower, how did this movie get PG rating? Simple, it's animated.
  • 9 was also animated (and distributed by the same company), and that got a PG-13 rating.
Oliver & CompanyWMG/Western Animation (Film)The Pebble and the Penguin

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