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Horror Villain of the Week: Norman Bates

Posted on October 24, 2018 by

Name: Norman Bates

Portrayed by: Anthony Perkins

Origins: Born to Norma Spool and John Bates, Norman was psychosexually abused by Norma resulting in various mental issues and stunted social growth.  When Norma remarried after John died, her new husband was a violent oaf whom Norman became jealous of do to his twisted relationship to his mother and he poisoned them both, taking control of the family’s motel, the Bates Motel.  Norman embalmed Norma’s corpse and kept it in the house near the motel but he developed a split personality, where half of his personality was “Mother”, which resulted in Norman wearing woman’s clothing and a wig and talking in her voice.

Powers: Normal human but the “Mother” personality is almost uncontrollable when in control and especially when enraged and trying to kill someone.  He’s also extremely stealthy and able to sneak up on victims without them not noticing.

Weapon(s) of Choice: Knives, poison

Main Adversaries: Marion Crane, Lila Crane, Sam Loomis, Duane Duke, Emma Spool

See Norman in Action:



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