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Psychic Visions: It is hinted that Goody possessed psychic powers similar to Wednesday's, as she stated that her descendant was a raven in her bloodline.
Obviously, a disembodied hand is never gonna win beauty contests, but this incarnation of Thing is more clearly stitched together like a science experiment gone wrong. Her Code Name Was "Mary Sue": The heroine of Wednesday's detective novels, Viper de la Muerte, is clearly a stand-in for how she sees herself. Down to the troubled relationship with her own fictional mother according to Wednesday's therapist. Like Mother, Like Daughter: Defied. First by Wednesday, who doesn't care for any implication that she be another version of her mother; then by Morticia, who concedes that her daughter has to find her own path.Coconut Superpowers: Ajax is a gorgon, but merely hides his snake hair under a beanie for the whole series, except for when he accidentally turns himself to stone in the shower. Obviously this allows them to not worry about the special effects animating so many snakes when not necessary. Rowley, Glenn (February 2, 2023). "Watch Madonna Put Her Own Spin on the Viral 'Wednesday' Dance Challenge". Billboard. Archived from the original on February 3, 2023 . Retrieved February 2, 2023.
Adaptational Mundanity: Inverted. Most incarnations of The Addams Family have had little in the way of supernatural elements, aside from Thing and Cousin Itt — mostly showing the Addamses as ordinary people who simply dress, act, and have interests in the strange and macabre, with their apparent invulnerability to various deadly things always remaining comically unexplained; although Morticia and Grandmama have been vaguely defined as witches in past iterations of the franchise, this mostly took the form of practicing rituals or potions, rather than them possessing any innate supernatural abilities. This series dives straight into outright supernatural elements, including vampires, werewolves, sirens, and gorgons, as well as Wednesday herself having psychic visions. Death by Adaptation: Grandmama is mentioned to be deceased in this continuity of the franchise and only appears briefly in a photograph of the Addamses, having been alive while Wednesday was younger, as in other continuities.Jones, Rendy (November 25, 2022). "Meet Wednesday Star Joy Sunday, the Scene-Stealing Siren Who Plays Bianca Barclay". Teen Vogue. Archived from the original on November 28, 2022 . Retrieved November 27, 2022. Improbable Aiming Skills: Wednesday can throw an apple in the air, shoot it with an arrow, and hit bull's eye.
Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, a teenager who possesses psychic powers. She is sent to Nevermore Academy for causing mischief at several other schools. Ortega also plays Goody Addams, Wednesday's deceased ancestor from the 1600s, whom Wednesday sees in visions of the past.  Unlike most adaptations, where the Addams family's shenanigans are ignored due to Rule of Funny, here they have to be at least somewhat mindful of the law. Wednesday gets accused of attempted murder for dropping piranhas in the swim pool, with the implication being that she got off light due to her family's money, and Uncle Fester has been evading prison for decades due to his various crimes. Uncle Fester and Thing were previously involved in something called the Kalamazoo job. Nothing is really elaborated on, except that it went sideways and that Thing holds a grudge against Fester for it.Bag of Kidnapping: Bianca and her friends do this to Wednesday at the end of the second episode as she makes her way into the Nightshades' secret library. Panaligan, EJ (October 8, 2022). " ' Wednesday ' Official Trailer Reveals Christina Ricci's Role, Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester". Variety. Archived from the original on October 26, 2022 . Retrieved October 8, 2022.