Norm is the main protagonist of the critically panned 2016 Indian-American computer-animated film with the same name and its sequels. He's voiced by Rob Schneider (in media such as Daddy Daughter Trip, 50 First Dates, Eight Crazy Nights, Grown Ups, and its sequel.) in the first movie, and Andrew Toth from the second movie onward.

Norm of the North
"I'm Norm of the North, King of Nothing. I came to save my home, I ended up destroying it." You sure are right, Norm.
Gender: Male
Type: A Very Pathetic Protagonist
A Moronic King of Nothing
Species: Polar Bear
Portrayed by: Rob Schneider (Norm of the North)
Andrew Toth (Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom onward)
Status: Alive
Media of origin: Norm of the North

Why He's King of Nothing

  1. Despite being the "hero" of the film, he has no real purpose whatsoever. His character development is extremely poor. To start with, he is mostly very unfunny and immature, he has been a total outcast and simply becomes accepted by his community while he's always been a downright loser who's very clumsy and inept.
    • Despite this, he could've been written as a sympathetic character to the point of being likable, but he comes off as a pitifully depressed underachiever.
  2. The producer, Mike Young, said that Norm was based on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which doesn't seem even close to accurate.
  3. His character design is awful, as he looks more like a dog than an actual polar bear, and not a lot like the latter.
    • The most notable issue is his very big nose.
  4. Each time he's on-screen he does mostly something unfunny, annoying, or just downright obnoxious.
    • The worst thing he did in Norm of the North: Family Vacation, is that he kisses a child on his and Elizabeth's bed, which gives off pedophilia and even zoophilia implications in a family film.
  5. His sidekicks, the Lemmings are even worse, if not worse enough. What's worse is that he lets them urinate in a fish tank. Yes, really.
  6. He is infamous for twerking; he even does this at the end of the first film as well.
  7. His plans shockingly didn't make any sense either, at all.
    • One of his plans is to stop condos from being built in the Arctic, but he getting involved with Mr. Greene's plans end up boosting ratings, prompting him to go to New York, save his grandfather, and leave.
    • The other plan was to pretend to be a human disguised as a polar bear, because somehow real polar bears look like fake polar bears.
  8. He is so mostly poorly written that he even contributes to confusing and questionable logic throughout the first movie. For example:
    • In the first movie, Norm somehow knows what Florida is despite living his entire life in the Arctic.
    • Following with the topic, Norm gets some lemmings stuck in his mouth before he spits it out while chasing the seal; why not eat the lemming when it was in your mouth instead of chasing after the seal?
      • On that topic, the very fact that Norm himself is a terrible predator unlike other polar bears (even in real life) and he still manages to survive all those years makes zero sense whatsoever, as in real life a polar bear would've starved to death if it were a terrible predator like Norm.
    • In a scene from the first film, Norm states that lemmings don't have bones, even though in real life they do.
    • In a rather questionable scene from the first film, he is even revealed wearing an underwear as he gets his fur shaved.
  9. Hypocrisy: Upon arriving New York City, he cries out "No!" for some reason, as if he were complaining about the fact that he was in New York City, even though it was exactly his goal to head there.
    • In Keys to the Kingdom, he tells the Lemmings not to go to New York with him, but after they get on the ship, Norm somehow changes his mind and lets them go to New York anyway.
  10. He ignored the animals complaining about not having food by playing on a phone, which just goes to show how immature Norm is.
  11. Rob Schneider's voice for him is pretty appalling, and even his replacement, Andrew Toth in the direct-to-video sequels is no better.
    • In a scene near the beginning of the first movie, the audio of Norm saying "Any last words before I eat you?" sounds a bit distorted, probably due to an issue with the recording equipment and no one noticing.
  12. He has a very poor relationship with his target audience:
    • In the first movie, he has the so-called "need" to constantly remind the audience of his goal once every ten or so minutes as if they were too stupid to know what his goal is, complete with the first line of the movie "Don't listen to the haters".
    • In the first movie, he also wants the audience to believe that Norm is the rightful king of the Arctic, but it suffers from an emotional standpoint due to it being explained via words of exposition rather than showing it through his actions, and it also doesn't help that none of what Norm does makes him seem worthy of being a king; one technique commonly used in storytelling is "show, don't tell", in which however a character is described is shown through their actions so the audience would become emotionally invested within said character.

The Only Redeeming Quality

  1. He does care for his grandfather as well as his girlfriend and his children.


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