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On Bates Motel, Norman is just 18, but he's already beginning the in one frame is the most efficient way to visually explain relationships. Norman Bates is a fictional character created by American author Robert Bloch as the main The novel also suggests that their relationship may have been incestuous. After Norman's .. Norman appears in the three-issue comic book adaptation of the film Psycho released by Innovation Publishing. Despite. Norma Bates is a fictional character created by American author Robert Bloch in his thriller novel Psycho. She is the deceased mother and victim of serial killer Norman Bates, who The novel also suggests that their relationship may have been incestuous. For many years, Norma and Norman live together in the.
Mary discovers Lila's corpse hidden in a pile of coal, and, convinced Norman is the murderer, tries to kill him. The police intervene just in time however, and shoot her dead. Spool visits Norman and reveals that she is his real mother, and that Norma Bates was actually his aunt; Spool had been put in a mental institution shortly after giving birth to Norman, and her sister, Norma, had adopted him and told him that he was her son.
Spool then reveals that she had committed the murders in order to protect Norman. He bludgeons her to death with a shovel, and carries her corpse up to Mrs. Bates' room, where the "Mother" personality takes control of his mind once again. Emma killed John in a jealous rage after Norma stole him away from her, and abducted the young Norman, convincing herself he was the child she had with John. Emma was arrested and institutionalized, and Norman was returned to his mother.
By this point in the series, Norman has begun murdering young women again under the control of the Mother personality. He finds some hope for redemption when he meets and falls in love with a young woman named Maureen Coyle Diana Scarwidbut "Mother" eventually wins out and kills her. Tracy finds Norman and tells him the truth about his parentage, and Norman destroys Mrs. Spool's corpse, attempting to break free of "Mother"'s control.
He is arrested and sent back to the institution, but proclaims that he is finally free.
- Norman Bates
The Beginning[ edit ] The fourth and final film in the series, retcons the revelations of the second and third film, supplying that Norman's father was stung to death by bees, removing all references to Emma Spool and retelling much of Norman's and his mother's past from the original film.
It is implied in the film that Mrs. Bates suffered from schizophrenia and borderline personality disorderwhich Norman inherits. Norman has been released from the institution and is now married.
Norma and Norman
When Norman finds out that his wife, Connie Donna Mitchellis pregnant, he decides to kill her to prevent another of his "cursed" line from entering the world.
He relents after his wife professes her love for him, however, and decides to rid himself of the past once and for all by burning down his mother's house. During this act, he sees visions of his mother mocking and tormenting him, but perseveres and destroys the house. At the end of the film, he is finally free of his mother's voice, which demands to be let out.
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Television[ edit ] Bates Motel film [ edit ] The television spin-off movie and series pilot changes the backstory between Norman Bates' parents here named Jake and Gloria Bates prior to the events of Psycho. In this continuity, Mrs. Bates killed her husband because she thought he was cheating on her. She then lost her mind and spent all her time staring out her bedroom window, wearing black funeral clothes while waiting for him to return. Twenty-seven years after the events of the original film, Norman Kurt Paul dies of old age in the asylum, leaving his motel and house to his friend and fellow inmate, Alex West Bud Cort.
Alex comes to believe that the motel is haunted by Mrs. He eventually discovers that the "haunting" is a ruse perpetrated by bank manager Tom Fuller Gregg Henrywho is trying to scare Alex into selling him the motel so he can renovate it. The two get to know each other, and Caleb shows genuine regret for the things he did as a teen. Dylan begins to understand what Caleb's and Norma's childhood was like and starts to appreciate the remorse Caleb feels, and the two open up to one another.
Caleb explains that when he and Norma were kids, their parents were awful. Abuse, neglect, and torment were the things defining their lives.
The only comfort they had was each other. Adolescence is a confusing and insecure time for anyone, and their situation compounded it. As an adult, he realizes what he did to Norma was awful, but as a teen, he simply loved her and wanted to love her fully.
The way they talk about and look at each other is uncomfortable. After a brief hospitalization for shock, he developed dissociative identity disorderassuming his mother's personality to repress his awareness of her death and to escape the feelings of guilt for murdering her.
Bloch sums up Norman's multiple personalities in his stylistic form of puns: Norman is smitten with her, and shyly asks her to have dinner with him in the house. Norman defies her and eats dinner with Marion anyway, but lashes out at her when she suggests that he institutionalize his mother. When Marion goes to her room to shower, Norman spies on her through a peephole he drilled in the wall. When Norman awakes to discover what he believes his mother has done, he sinks Marion's car—with her corpse and the money in the trunk—into a nearby swamp.
As "Mother", he also murders Milton Arbogast Martin Balsama private detective hired by Marion's employer, days later. When Norman figures out what they want, he knocks Sam out and goes running after Lila, who has reached the house and found Mrs.
He attacks her as "Mother", but Sam, after awakening from having been knocked out, overpowers him, and Norman is finally arrested. Norman is declared insane and sent to an institution, where "Mother" takes complete, and permanent, control of his mind: Picked up as a hitchhiker, Norman tries to attack the driver with a tire iron, but the driver overpowers him. This in turn causes a fiery accident where the driver escapes, but Norman dies.
Adam Claiborne, who discovered Norman's corpse, assumes his personality and goes on a killing spree.
Sanitarium[ edit ] In Bloch's prequel to his second novel, Psycho: Felix Reed tries to bring Norman out of a catatonic state. Sanitarium introduces Robert Newman, Norman's twin brother who was taken away at birth after the attending doctor pronounced him brain damaged.
As Robert and Norman grow to know each other, Norman senses a darkness in Robert, even deeper than that which has lurked in Norman himself. Psycho II[ edit ] In 's Psycho IIthe first sequel to the original film, Norman is released from the institution twenty-two years after his arrest, seemingly cured. However, a series of mysterious murders occurs, as well as strange appearances and messages from his mother, and Norman slowly loses his grip on sanity.
The mysterious appearances and messages turn out to be a plot by Mary's mother, Lila Loomis, to drive him insane again in order to get him recommitted. Before Norman discovers this, however, Mary Loomis is shot dead by the police during a confrontation with Norman, and Mrs.
When Spool tells Norman that she is his real mother, he kills her and embalms her corpse while assuming the "Mother" personality once again. He also finds another love interest named Maureen Coyle Diana Scarwidwho eventually dies at "Mother"'s hand. In the film, Mrs. Spool's corpse is first discovered by sleazy musician Duane Duke Jeff Faheywhom Norman kills when Duke tries to use the discovery to blackmail Norman.