Norma saying she would kick Norman’s ass if he (physically) hurt Emma (by having sex) is not positive, protective, or cute.
What she was doing was manipulative and gross, she’s wasn’t saying that for Emma. She only started to assert it to get back at Norman for trying to make her jealous (which is an extremely weird thing to acknowledge/be aware of in the first place). It was to benefit herself by forcing distance between them.
Even Emma was offended by it.
are we watching the same show because I’m really starting to wonder what planet some of these viewers are on.
I’m not saying Norma doesn’t care about Emma, she does! But not more than she cares about Norman putting her before everyone else in his life. I mean that she would assume that Norman was taking her on a picnic and get irritated once being told that he’s taking his girlfriend??? come on. Her motives are purely possessive.
I’m not sure what it is that makes people want to sugarcoat Norma’s negative qualities in this fandom. Maybe because they don’t want to accept that Norman/Norma is canonical? Or just want her to be a 100% good guy??
But she’s a lot more fun the way she is, to deny her negative traits is to make her a really boring character imo.