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It is likely that Thing was a human the same as Addams, but something happened and he had his entire body cut-off or blown up or whatever else. Since death and dismemberment for the Addams Family is all fun and games to them, Thing being reduced to nothing but a dismembered hand is treated as OnlyAFleshWound.

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It is likely that Thing was a human the same as Addams, but something happened and he had his entire body cut-off or blown up or whatever else. Since death and dismemberment for the Addams Family is all fun and games to them, Thing being reduced to nothing but a dismembered hand is treated as OnlyAFleshWound.OnlyAFleshWound.

[[WMG: Rather than ''being'' (or representing) various cultural monsters, the Addams are "merely" related to them.]]
Ie, it's frequently speculated that Morticia ''is'' a vampire, but clearly she displays few actual, specific vampiric traits (well, the recent animated movie plays them up a bit). So, perhaps, instead, she's a mortal(ish) woman who is related to vampires, or a dhamphir (the living child of a vampire), I suppose. A WMG above suggests that Fester is a werewolf, but perhaps he's simply the child of a werewolf (making his complete hairlessness somewhat ironic). This also dovetails with the above WMG that Gomez is part-ifrit (or that he's Nyarlathotep. The child of an elder god and a human would be understandably weird indeed). This would mean, I suppose, that Pugsley and Wednesday are half human, part vampire and part (whatever we decide Gomez is). It does make for some vaguely complicated family stuff with Fester and Gomez/Morticia (whichever one he's the brother of in a given iteration), but that just means they're half-siblings who share a human parent. Potentially, this means that being an Addams is just... being the child of a human and a "monster." Alternatively, the Addams lineage is just a complete stew pot of monsters and the result is "nigh-invulnerable and 'kooky' but otherwise human."


** Or he "gave up" murdering after he hunted and Addams and she killed him...

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** Or he "gave up" murdering after he hunted and an Addams and she killed him...



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** Or he "gave up" murdering after he hunted and Addams and she killed him...


* The front gate seems to be possessed by the spirit of a loyal guard dog.

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* The front gate seems to be possessed by the spirit of a loyal guard dog.dog.

[[WMG:Thing used to be a "regular" human.]]
It is likely that Thing was a human the same as Addams, but something happened and he had his entire body cut-off or blown up or whatever else. Since death and dismemberment for the Addams Family is all fun and games to them, Thing being reduced to nothing but a dismembered hand is treated as OnlyAFleshWound.


* [[http://addamsfamily.wikia.com/wiki/Uncle_Fester#Live_Action_Films/ Jossed.]]

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* [[http://addamsfamily.wikia.com/wiki/Uncle_Fester#Live_Action_Films/ Jossed.]]

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So does that mean the kid in the Sixth Sense is a weird off shoot of this family? Like either Mortia's or Gomez's siblings/other siblings or aunt/uncle tried to be "normal" and then eventually they had descendants leading to Cole being born?





* There are UnfortunateImplications implied around his conception; in the first film Gomez says that "they never proved anything" in response to Tully's remark about Fester having been "so good with children" and in the second film says he'd always wished that Fester would find someone who "won't press charges", the overall implication being that Fester at some point assaulted and impregnated an underaged girl but for some reason has no memory of the incident.

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* There are UnfortunateImplications implied around his conception; in the first film Gomez says that "they never proved anything" in response to Tully's remark about Fester having been "so good with children" and in the second film says he'd always wished that Fester would find someone who "won't press charges", the overall implication being that Fester at some point assaulted and impregnated an underaged underage girl but for some reason has no memory of the incident.



* In the television show, Gomez is initially engaged to Morticia's sister Ophelia but breaks off the engagement after falling madly in love with Morticia. Ophelia is named after a character in Shakespeare's play "Hamlet", in which her namesake commits suicide...after being spurned by the man to whom she'd been betrothed...

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* In the television show, Gomez is initially engaged to Morticia's sister Ophelia but breaks off the engagement after falling madly in love with Morticia. Ophelia is named after a character in Shakespeare's play "Hamlet", in which her namesake commits suicide...after being spurned by the man to whom she'd been betrothed...betrothed...

[[WMG: The spirits of Gomez's parents and other relatives are still in the house and try to help the family.]]
* Specifically in the first film (the second film didn't seem to have the budget for it), it seems that his father haunts the study and his mother haunts the greenhouse. These were likely places that they considered their personal territory in life. That's why when Tully is first seen entering the study, the polar bear rug in the doorway tries to stop him and when Abigail Craven tries to sneak in through the greenhouse while the family is out, she's stopped by sentient vines.
* The Addams's seemingly supernatural luck (which only seems present on the grounds of the estate) could also be accounted for by the presence of helpful spirits in different, specific areas of the house.
* The front gate seems to be possessed by the spirit of a loyal guard dog.


[[spoiler: Technically Pubert killed Debbie but nothing he did that lead to that was deliberate on his part, it APPEARED to happen entirely by chance, which is exactly how curses usually work.]]

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[[spoiler: Technically Pubert killed In ''Values'', after Debbie but nothing he did that lead to that was deliberate upsets the Addams by tearing Fester away from them, Grandmama performs a curse on his part, it APPEARED to happen entirely by chance, her, the final lines of which is exactly how curses usually work.are "burst and burn!" At the end of the movie, the accidental, Rube Goldberg-esque string events leading up to Debbie's death play out supernaturally well, causing her to get electrocuted in a sparkling display until she was reduced to a pile of smoking ashes.]]



* In the television show, Gomez is initially engaged to Morticia's sister Ophelia but breaks off the engagement after falling madly in love with Morticia. Ophelia is named after a character in Shakespear's play "Hamlet", in which her namesake commits suicide...after being spurned by the man to whom she'd been betrothed...

[[WMG: Grandmama's curse worked.]]
In ''Values'', after Debbie upsets the Addams by tearing Fester away from them, Grandmama performs a curse on her, the final lines of which are "burst and burn!" At the end of the movie, the accidental, Rube Goldberg-esque string events leading up to Debbie's death play out supernaturally well, causing her to get electrocuted in a sparkling display until she was reduced to a pile of smoking ashes.

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* In the television show, Gomez is initially engaged to Morticia's sister Ophelia but breaks off the engagement after falling madly in love with Morticia. Ophelia is named after a character in Shakespear's Shakespeare's play "Hamlet", in which her namesake commits suicide...after being spurned by the man to whom she'd been betrothed...

[[WMG: Grandmama's curse worked.]]
In ''Values'', after Debbie upsets the Addams by tearing Fester away from them, Grandmama performs a curse on her, the final lines of which are "burst and burn!" At the end of the movie, the accidental, Rube Goldberg-esque string events leading up to Debbie's death play out supernaturally well, causing her to get electrocuted in a sparkling display until she was reduced to a pile of smoking ashes.
betrothed...

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[[WMG: To add to the above Harry Potter theory, the musical version of the Addams are descendants of Helga Hufflepuff]]
To start off, the Sacred Chalice tends to look similar to Helga Hufflepuff's cup. Perhaps after it was destroyed, her ancestors found it, and fixed it up, but couldn't get it to look exactly the same. In the book version of Half-Blood Prince, Hepzibhah mentions that the cup has been past down for generations, perhaps one of the Addams found it after the second Wizarding War. Secondly, we don't know this version of the Addams' full family tree (They don't even know if Grandmama is related). We know a few here or there (Aunt Herman, cousin Helga,the Spanish one with the really long name that I forgot, etc.), but perhaps the Spanish one from the past could have married into the Hufflepuff line. Finally, the Addams are supposedly "... a single surviving branch of the Addams clan." This would make a lot of sense if they were part of an old Wizarding Family.


* In the television show, Gomez is initially engaged to Morticia's sister Ophelia but breaks off the engagement after falling madly in love with Morticia. Ophelia is named after a character in Shakespear's play "Hamlet", in which her namesake commits suicide...after being spurned by the man to whom she'd been betrothed...

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* In the television show, Gomez is initially engaged to Morticia's sister Ophelia but breaks off the engagement after falling madly in love with Morticia. Ophelia is named after a character in Shakespear's play "Hamlet", in which her namesake commits suicide...after being spurned by the man to whom she'd been betrothed...betrothed...

[[WMG: Grandmama's curse worked.]]
In ''Values'', after Debbie upsets the Addams by tearing Fester away from them, Grandmama performs a curse on her, the final lines of which are "burst and burn!" At the end of the movie, the accidental, Rube Goldberg-esque string events leading up to Debbie's death play out supernaturally well, causing her to get electrocuted in a sparkling display until she was reduced to a pile of smoking ashes.


Not only does Pugsley look nothing like either Morticia or Gomez but the physical resemblance between him and Fester is repeatedly emphasized in the films. They also seem to share an invulnerability to electrocution, fire and explosions.
* There are UnfortunateImplications implied around his conception; in the first film Gomez says that "they never proved anything" in response to Tully's remark about Fester having been "so good with children" and in the second film says he'd always wished that Fester would find someone who "wont press charges", the overall implication being that Fester at some point assaulted and impregnated an under aged girl but for some reason has no memory of the incident.

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Not only does Pugsley look nothing like either Morticia or Gomez but the physical resemblance between him and Fester is repeatedly emphasized in the films. They also seem to share an invulnerability to electrocution, fire fire, and explosions.
* There are UnfortunateImplications implied around his conception; in the first film Gomez says that "they never proved anything" in response to Tully's remark about Fester having been "so good with children" and in the second film says he'd always wished that Fester would find someone who "wont "won't press charges", the overall implication being that Fester at some point assaulted and impregnated an under aged underaged girl but for some reason has no memory of the incident.




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* I also meant to imply that Morticia was not Pugsley's biological mother but you bring up a good point. Fester was lost in the triangle and (presumably sometime later) Gomez and Morticia went there on a second honeymoon. There could be a connection there.



Some people wonder exactly what kind of horrific "creature" Gomez is meant to represent. With his indeterminate age, classy elegance and old-fashioned diction, who else could he be but the Crawling Chaos Himself?

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Some people wonder exactly what kind of horrific "creature" Gomez is meant to represent. With his indeterminate age, classy elegance and old-fashioned diction, who else could he be but the Crawling Chaos Himself?Himself?
* It is worth noting that Nyarlathotep is at least once described as a "tall, swarthy, cheerful man"...now who does that sound like?

[[WMG: UnfortunateImplications Regarding Ophelia]]
* In the television show, Gomez is initially engaged to Morticia's sister Ophelia but breaks off the engagement after falling madly in love with Morticia. Ophelia is named after a character in Shakespear's play "Hamlet", in which her namesake commits suicide...after being spurned by the man to whom she'd been betrothed...


** [[FridgeBrillance Well, Fester DID remove his brain when they were children...]]

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** [[FridgeBrillance [[FridgeBrilliance Well, Fester DID remove his brain when they were children...]]

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** [[FridgeBrillance Well, Fester DID remove his brain when they were children...]]

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[[WMG: Fester got struck by lightning in the Bermuda Triangle.]]
That's what caused his amnesia and caused his hair to start growing again. The lightning strike in the movie reversed the process.

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