H.G. Pres. Norman "Norm" Genie M. the Head Genie is a minor antagonist in The Fairly OddParents. He constantly hatches plans to gain his freedom and get his revenge on Timmy, although they fail miserably every time. He is trapped in a lamp made of Smoof. He was voiced by and named after the late Norm Macdonald, his first voice actor, and by Robert Cait in his final appearance.
Norm is a Genie that can grant wishes free of Da Rules. Timmy quickly discovers that wishes granted by Norm are usually taken too literally or intentionally misunderstood by Norm, in essence, he is a trickster. He enjoys seeing others fail miserably, causing them harm, predicting their wishes for fame and fortune to come crashing down (which they always do). Norm seems to show some sympathy by at least warning his victims of his nature, usually through sarcasm, but the people he encounters are usually too dumb to notice until it is too late for them.
Norm has the typical appearance of a genie, including a long goatee and black hair pulled in a fez. He wears gold earrings and teal blue clothing with a red bow tie, and always wears a pair of sunglases at the bridge of his nose. He has no feet, instead, his lower body flows in the air into a swirl tail, like a ghost, although he has demonstrated the ability to reshape them into legs. He has very pronounced dimples while smiling, which give him a very disarming "friendly" face, in light of his true taunting disposition.
Norm is best described as a selfish jerk, never acting in anybody's interest other than his own. He takes delight in taunting and tormenting others, either for kicks or as a means of turning his current master's wishes against them. He holds no shame in leading people to misfortune, but very rarely will attempt to guide his Master towards a better, if less stupid wish, which typically fails for one reason or another. In truth, Norm's every action is usually motivated towards his own hedonistic wants. His one true desire is to escape the obligations his status as a Genie imposes being perpetually trapped in his Magic lamp, by whatever means necessary. He appears to enjoy theater, concerts and parties, which he can only truly indulge in without a Master to frequently bother him.
Prior to being discovered by Timmy Turner, Norm resided in a lava lamp, which was actually his genie lamp. Although he can grant rule-free wishes, these wishes are granted precisely without giving the wisher exactly what he wanted and, in fact, often put them in danger. Norm hates Canada, and when asked why he simply answers "They've had it too good for too long." He has allied himself once with Denzel Crocker in order to get rid of Timmy forever, but this went poorly due to Crocker's maniacle nature and poorly thought-out plans, ultimately returning to Timmy in order to send Crocker to Mars in order to get rid of him.
He plays a big part in the special of "Fairy Idol" as the main antagonist. After reading about what happens when a fairy quits their job through Da Rules (after obtaining a copy from Cosmo, who discarded it because there were no pictures in it), he decides to use this to get out of his lamp. After seeing a photo of Timmy and his godparents, he decides to make Cosmo and Wanda as part of his plan.
He makes a clone of Timmy Turner, who acts abnormally weird to Cosmo and Wanda and abused them, causing them to quit their jobs as fairy godparents, leading to a singing contest to replace them. Norm participates in the contest in order to become a fairy and free himself from his lamp. His plan was thwarted at the Fairy Idol competition when Cosmo and Wanda realized they have been tricked. He then incapacitates them temporarily and bribes Jorgen with a piece of rope while using a wrecking ball to injure Cosmo and Wanda, becoming the new fairy godparent, shortly afterwards being assigned to Timmy's friend Chester, whom he had already conned earlier while still a Genie. Despite his newfound freedom Norm was quickly annoyed due to Chester constantly calling him to make wishes to "help" the world in the form of poorly-thought out wishes that caused more harm than good. After seeing Timmy sad due to losing his fairies, Chester made Norm Timmy's new fairy godparent, after which Timmy got revenge by not wishing for anything for two weeks, causing Norm to explode due to Magical Back-up. Fed up with being a Fairy, Norm quits being Timmy's Godparent, causing Jorgen to appear to remove Timmy's memory and make Norm into a genie again. Despite the loss of his freedom, Norm doesn't care and believes he still won in the end, having gotten his revenge by cheating Timmy out of his fairy godparents and Cosmo and Wanda out of a job, but Chester, now aware Norm had conned him, appears to suck Norm back into the lamp with his last genie wish, imprisoning Norm and returning everything to normal.