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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
As youths, both [[Norma Spool|Norma]] and [[Emma Spool]] were in love with Bates. However, he decided to marry Norma, which caused mentally-unstable Emma to kidnap his and Norma's son, [[Norman Bates|Norman]] as an infant, believing him to be the son Bates and Emma should have had. Norman was returned and Emma was institutionalized.<ref>''[[Psycho III]]''</ref>
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[[File:Psycho_iii_20.jpg|thumb|left|Newspaper article reporting Bates' murder]]
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According to research conducted by [[Tracy Venable]], as youths, both [[Norma Spool|Norma]] and [[Emma Spool]] were in love with Bates. However, he decided to marry Norma, which caused mentally-unstable Emma to murder Bates and kidnap his and Norma's infant son, [[Norman Bates|Norman]], believing him to be the son Bates and Emma should have had. Norman was returned and Emma was institutionalized.<ref>''[[Psycho III]]''</ref>
   
When Norman was six, Bates died from being stung to death by bees. The stings disfigured him so much that his face was covered by a silk handkerchief at his funeral.<ref>''[[Psycho IV: The Beginning]]''</ref>
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According to Norman, Bates from being stung to death by bees when Norman was six years old. The stings disfigured him so much that his face was covered by a silk handkerchief at his funeral.<ref>''[[Psycho IV: The Beginning]]''</ref>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
In the [[Psycho (novel)|original novel]], Norman's father is not said to have died. Instead, it is stated that he abandoned his family when Norman was an infant.
 
In the [[Psycho (novel)|original novel]], Norman's father is not said to have died. Instead, it is stated that he abandoned his family when Norman was an infant.
[[File:Psycho_iii_20.jpg|thumb|right|Newspaper article reporting Bates' murder]]
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There are two different accounts for the means of Bates' death. In ''[[Psycho III]]'', it is stated that Emma Spool murdered him, while ''[[Psycho IV: The Beginning]]'' states he was stung to death by bees.
 
There are two different accounts for the means of Bates' death. In ''[[Psycho III]]'', it is stated that Emma Spool murdered him, while ''[[Psycho IV: The Beginning]]'' states he was stung to death by bees.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 18:29, June 3, 2020

This article is about the film version of the character. For the Bates Motel version, see Mr. Bates (Bates Motel).

Mr. Bates was the husband of Norma Bates and the father of Norman Bates.

BiographyEdit

Psycho iii 20

Newspaper article reporting Bates' murder

According to research conducted by Tracy Venable, as youths, both Norma and Emma Spool were in love with Bates. However, he decided to marry Norma, which caused mentally-unstable Emma to murder Bates and kidnap his and Norma's infant son, Norman, believing him to be the son Bates and Emma should have had. Norman was returned and Emma was institutionalized.[1]

According to Norman, Bates from being stung to death by bees when Norman was six years old. The stings disfigured him so much that his face was covered by a silk handkerchief at his funeral.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

In the original novel, Norman's father is not said to have died. Instead, it is stated that he abandoned his family when Norman was an infant.

There are two different accounts for the means of Bates' death. In Psycho III, it is stated that Emma Spool murdered him, while Psycho IV: The Beginning states he was stung to death by bees.

ReferencesEdit

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