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"I'll never forget the way he looked at me. He was even foaming at the mouth. It was like I was staring into the eyes of a rabid beast."
-Morticia Addams about Garrett

Garrett Gates was a normie who was infatuated with Morticia Addams and would regularly stalk her. He was the son of Ansel Gates and the brother of Laurel Gates. He was the descendant of Joseph Crackstone. He died on the 22nd of October, 1990[1] at 18 years old.

He appears in the Netflix show Wednesday.

Biography[]

The Gates family was a prominent part of Jericho and was comfortably rich. Garrett grew up with his sister Laurel, his mother, and his father, Ansel Gates. Towards the end of his life, he and his father's relationship got rocky, and the two were not on good terms.

Season One[]

It is revealed in "Chapter V: You Reap What You Woe" that Garrett met Morticia Frump and fell in love with her, but she did not reciprocate his feelings, and by not accepting her rejection, Garrett began to harass Morticia.

Morticia, along with Gomez, began to make complaints so that Garrett would leave Morticia alone, but due to the influence of the family on the police, they did not believe them.

On the night of his death, Garrett and his father, Ansel, got into an argument in the car. Ansel demands that Garrett prove himself worthy of being called his son by killing all the outcasts attending Nevermore Academy. Ansel's plan was to have Garrett take a vial of nightshade and spike the punch bowl with it, poisoning all the students. However, Garrett never made it that far, as he got distracted after seeing Morticia and Gomez leave the dance. Filled with rage, he follows the two and chases Gomez up the stairs and out to a second-floor balcony overlooking the quad. He and Gomez get into an altercation, with Garrett wielding a sword and Gomez a lead pipe. They fought for a few moments before Gomez was knocked to the ground, and Garrett was pushed into a pillar, dropping his sword. This was the turning point in the fight, as Morticia had picked up the sword. Garrett charged towards Morticia and was promptly stabbed by the sword. He then staggered backward and fell off the balcony to his death, landing in the quad. Larissa Weems saw him land and scream. Gomez was initially incarcerated for Garrett's murder but was soon released.

Morticia distinctly remembers the way that Garrett looked at her before she died, mentioning the crazed expression on his face and the fact that he was foaming at the mouth. According to the investigation Wednesday did into Garrett's death, the nightshade contained in a vial in his breast pocket poisoned him. The poison was affecting him before Morticia Addams stabbed him with the sword; therefore, his death was ruled an accident rather than a homicide.

When Wednesday investigated the Gates mansion in "Chapter VI: Quid Pro Woe," Garrett can be seen in a family painting.

Marilyn briefly mentions him in "Chapter VIII: A Murder of Woes" when talking about how he died serving the cause.

Description[]

Garrett has shoulder-length blonde hair and light blue eyes. When fighting Gomez and Morticia, he is wearing a brown waterproof jacket and a blue t-shirt.

In his family portrait, he is wearing a classic black suit, white shirt, and red tie. As he is a member of a wealthy and prominent family, it can be assumed that he dresses properly and nicely.

Personality[]

It is stated that he was a creep, as he was stalking and obsessing over Morticia Addams. He lost friends gradually because of how he acted, and eventually he had no friends left. He was alone most of the time because of his decisions. Garrett loathed Gomez Addams, perhaps due to his relationship with Morticia. This unhealthy obsession made him easy for his father to manipulate, who forced him to kill every student at Nevermore.

Powers / Abilities / Weaknesses[]

Powers[]

As a normie, Garrett displays no supernatural powers.

Abilities[]

  • Sword Fighting: He is shown to be at least able to wield a sword correctly. This is displayed when he attacks Gomez and is able to use the weapon.

Weaknesses[]

  • Mortality: As a normie, Garrett can be killed by ordinary means; in his case, it was by poison.

Relationships[]

Ansel Gates[]

Ansel Gates and Garrett have a rocky relationship. They are not seen interacting throughout the series, though it is presumed that they argue a lot. The one scene shown of them shows Ansel yelling at Garrett and demanding that Garrett prove himself worthy of being called Ansel's son. Ansel does not approve of outcasts, and after finding out Garrett was infatuated with one, he was likely repulsed, which would have further hurt their relationship.

Morticia Addams[]

Garrett and Morticia had a negative relationship. Garrett was obsessed with Morticia and actively stalked her before he died. Morticia had called the police with complaints of stalking multiple times. He presumably wanted to go to the Rave'N with Morticia and was angry when she went with another man. It had gotten so bad that he couldn't control himself and got into a fight with Morticia's boyfriend, Gomez. Morticia ends up killing Garrett with his own sword.

Although Morticia never loved Garrett, she didn't want to kill him either. His death made her feel quite sorry and sad because she didn't want to kill him.

Gomez Addams[]

Garrett is extremely jealous of Gomez, as he was Morticia's boyfriend at the time. He has a deep hatred for him, as he is obsessed with Morticia and wants her to date him instead of Gomez. After Morticia and Gomez went to the Rave'N together, his anger only deepened. Garrett lashes out on Gomez as soon as he gets the chance to confront him, and the two get into a brawl, leaving Garrett dead.

Quotes[]

"Addams!"
-Garrett Gates

Appearances[]

Appears In[]

Wednesday Series

Mentioned In[]

Wednesday Series

Etymology[]

  • Garret means gentle.
  • Gates means Dweller of the gate.

Trivia[]

To be added

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