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Michael Audrey Myers, "The Shape", "The Boogeyman"
Loomis: I prayed that he would burn in Hell, but in my heart, I knew that Hell will not have him.The main villain of the Halloween film series, he killed his sister when he was young and was sent to a psychiatric hospital for the reminder of his natural born life. Years later, he escapes, looking to finish off his other sister. Also known as The Shape in the scripts, as he is only a shape in the darkness.Played by: Tony Moran, Will Sandin, Nick Castle (the original film), Dick Warlock, Adam Gunn (II), George P. Wilbur (4 and The Curse), Erik Preston (4), Don Shanks (5), Chris Durand (H20), Brad Loree (Resurrection)
- The Adjectival Man: Referred to as the "Boogeyman" by the characters until they learn his name. Jamie also calls him "the Nightmare Man" in 4.
- Alliterative Name: Michael Myers.
- Animals Hate Him: Dogs hate Michael, barking ferociously at the sight of him. Michael isn't terribly fond of dogs either.
- Antagonist Title: The fourth, fifth, and sixth films all feature his name in the subtitle (The Return of Michael Myers, The Revenge of Michael Myers, and The Curse of Michael Myers respectively).
- Ax-Crazy: Michael is really a subversion, he is more calm and quiet than crazy, but still has several features of a true Ax-Crazy, he's a cold-blooded homicidal maniac without conscience who enjoys killing.
- Axe Before Entering: Either this or he just crashes his way through doors.
- Back from the Dead: Not as bad as Jason or Freddy though. Most of the time, he's just Not Quite Dead.
- Bait and Switch: He occasionally shows a fondness for tricking his victims into thinking he's someone else before killing them. In the original, he leads Lynda to believe that he's her boyfriend, and in The Return of Michael Myers, he lets Kelly think that he's a deputy until she notices the dead body of the real deputy.
- Bandaged Face: At the beginning of 4. How he was able to see anything with his face completely wrapped up is a mystery for the ages.
- Big Bad: Of the series.
- Black Eyes of Evil: Loomis describes them as "the devil's eyes".
- Bloodbath Villain Origin: His first act of villainy (at the age of six) was to murder his own sister in cold blood.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Laurie's Abel.
- Convenient Coma: Between II and 4, and 4 and 5.
- Cop Killer: Michael has no problem killing cops when they get in his way. Taken Up to Eleven in The Return of Michael Myers, where he slaughters virtually the entire Haddonfield police force (pre-emptively, to keep them from interfering with his attempts to kill Jamie).
- Covered with Scars: Following being lit on fire in the second movie, Michael was shown with burn scars on his hands. Though we didn't see it on-screen for ourselves, the implication is that this was the case for his entire body.
- Creepy Child: He violently murdered his older sister when he was six-years-old.
- Dark Is Evil: White mask notwithstanding, Michael is very fond of hiding in the shadows.
- Demoted to Dragon: In The Curse of Michael Myers. Though near the end he turns on the cult of Thorn and slaughters them, taking back the Big Bad position.
- Determinator: Powers or not, Michael shrugs off gunshots, stab wounds, and explosions and yet keeps on going.
- Embarrassing Middle Name: Audrey.
- Enfant Terrible: His first kill was his older sister Judith, at age six.
- Establishing Character Moment: Stabbing his older sister to death in the opening of the original film. He's six-years-old at this point.
- Evil Is Bigger: He's the main villain of the series and the tallest and biggest character of all. Especially in the 2007 movies, where he's portrayed as being a good 7 feet tall.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: As the Cult of Thorn discovers, trying to control Michael Myers will never end well.
- Evil Makes You Monstrous: Subverted; despite his horrifically evil nature, Michael's looks are unaffected until he was severely burned at the end of the first sequel.
- The Faceless: Originally, his adult face was seen once in the original film at the end of it. However, as pointed out by James Rolfe as part 2011's Monster Madness, in Halloween 5 you could see it when Jamie asks to see his face, despite the use of shadows. Also, Michael's face is shown numerous times in both the remake and its sequel.
- Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: When he was a child.
- For the Evulz: He occasionally shows some grim signs of sadism like dressing like a ghost and putting on glasses, making Lynda believe it's her boyfriend Bob and then brutally strangling her with a phone cord just when her back is turned to make a phone call.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Combined with being dressed as a Bedsheet Ghost, he is this while posing as Bob, who wears glasses that Michael takes and wears after he killing him.
- Genius Bruiser: Killing is all he does, and he does it well.
- Healing Factor: He was shot in the eyes once, but got over it by his next movie. Just one of many examples.
- Humanoid Abomination: If John Carpenter's statements are on the dot, then he's not human anymore.
- Iconic Outfit: His white, expressionless mask and dark blue (the color of the coveralls in the first two films was actually dark green, but you couldn't really tell in low-light scenes; in the scene where he grabs one of Tommy's bullies, you can see that his clothes have a green hue) mechanic's coveralls. While the exact details of the mask change from film to film (unavoidable, as there are several different actors wearing different recreations of the mask), he's almost always shown wearing them as an adult, and in The Return of Michael Myers, goes out of his way to get replacements.
- Immortality: Hard to explain in the first few films, but John Carpenter's stated repeatedly that the Michael of the later films isn't a human - he's the living embodiment of pure evil. Thus, "killing" him just slows him down a little.
- Implacable Man: In the first film alone, Michael takes a knitting needle to the neck, a kitchen knife to the chest, and six bullets to the torso. And he just keeps coming. The best anyone can manage is to temporarily disable him.
- Improbable Use of a Weapon: In 4, he impales Kelly with a shotgun.
- Instant Expert: In the first film, he knows how to drive despite having been in a mental hospital since he was six.
- Intro-Only Point of View: The original Halloween follows Michael's perspective in the first person as he murders his older sister.
- "It" Is Dehumanizing: In part due to his belief that Michael is pure evil, Loomis refers to him as an "it" more than once.
- Kick the Dog: Michael has a tendency to murder dogs as well as people, usually toward the end of a film's first act. He goes so far as to eat a dog (off-screen, thankfully) in the first film.
- Kill It with Fire: Attempted by Loomis at the end of Halloween II. It didn't take.
- Knife Nut: His weapon of choice is a knife, although he's perfectly fine with using whatever he can find, or just his bare hands if nothing else is available.
- Lack of Empathy: He never shows the slightest sign of empathizing with or even thinking about the feelings of his victims, or, really, anyone else.
- Light Is Not Good: His iconic white mask is eerie and disturbing, and when it's ripped off at the end of the first movie, he looks like any other normal person - certainly not like the monster he had been behaving as.
- Made of Evil: Dr. Loomis refers to him as "evil on two legs". Indeed, he does everything he does because he's a pure evil serial killer.
- Made of Iron: At least in the first two films. Later films have him as borderline Nigh Invulnerable.
- Malevolent Masked Man: They don't come much more malevolent than Michael, and he always kills while wearing some kind of method of hiding his face.
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: While The Curse of Michael Myers explains that Michael's Super Strength and Nigh-Invulnerability are the result of the Curse of Thorn placed on him, the H20 and remake timelines, both of which are set in an Alternate Continuity, leave their source ambiguous.
- Menacing Stroll: Seeing him move at a speed higher than a power walk would be quite the spectacle.
- Never Found the Body: At the end of the first film, Michael just disappears after Loomis guns him down. The sequels and remakes all offer one explanation or another for his escapes, and on a few occasions, his body is found and recovered, but he's Not Quite Dead.
- Not So Stoic: In Halloween II and The Revenge of Michael Myers, Michael's emotionless demeanor falters when Laurie and Jamie appeal to his humanity, but both times, he switches right back to the cold-blooded killer he usually is in short order. After Laurie calls his name, Michael pauses, and tilts his head, apparently confused before he shrugs it off and keeps coming. When Jamie calls him "Uncle", Michael stops, and complies when she asks to see his face. A close-up on Michael's eye even shows him shedding a Single Tear, but when Jamie tries to wipe it away, Michael reacts angrily, puts his mask back on, and resumes trying to kill her.
- Not Quite Dead: He's pretty hard to kill.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Michael is pure evil, but he is undeniably badass. He managed to kill almost the entire police force off-screen in The Return of Michael Myers.
- Pater Familicide: His one consistent motivation.
- Reduced To Rat Burgers: Resurrection implies he subsists mostly on rats.
- Sadist: He'll occasionally string up the bodies of his victims to torment his main target, doing it to Laurie in the original film, and again to Jamie in The Revenge of Michael Myers. Michael also isn't above stalking his prospective victims to scare them, or with the occasional cruel mislead (briefly posing as Lynda's boyfriend Bob in the original, and waiting for one of the nurses to realise that he isn't her boyfriend before killing her in Halloween II). His increasingly brutal and violent kills, especially in the remakes, show quite a bit of sadism as well.
- Serial Killer: Played with. He has specific targets actually,(first of all, killing all of his family) but he doesn't mind also kill anybody unfortunate to get on his way.
- Silent Antagonist: In the original films, Michael never says a single word. Most of the sequels don't even make Michael's breathing audible. In the remakes, however, it's made clear that he can speak, but he chooses not to, at least until the end of the sequel.
- The Sociopath: Has no emotions, empathy, remorse, mercy, you name it. This quote from Dr Loomis seems to hammer the point home: "I met him fifteen years ago. I was told there was nothing left. No reason, no conscience, no understanding; even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, good or evil, right or wrong." Sounds like it alright.
- Stealth Expert: Especially in the first film, where he vanishes from view despite him having no obvious means of escaping notice, and once, without any sign that the person watching him had ever looked away.
- The Stoic: Ever since he killed his older sister. In the original films, Michael's mask perfectly demonstrates his emotional state; cold, detached, and inhuman.
- Super Strength: He can lift grown men and crush their skulls without so much as grunting with effort, and is also capable of ripping a tombstone out of the ground.
- They Look Just Like Everyone Else: When Laurie unmasks Michael for a few brief seconds at the end of the original film, he looks... just like a completely, ordinary man.
- Unexplained Recovery: His appearance in Twenty Years Later (ostensibly set in a different continuity than 4-6) shows Michael alive and well, with no sign of damage from the fire that nearly killed him in Halloween II.
- Ungrateful Bastard: In The Revenge of Michael Myers, a hermit takes care of a comatose Michael for an entire year. Within a minute of waking up, Michael repays this kindness by strangling the hermit.
- Vader Breath: In the first film, Michael's heavy breathing is heard whenever he's in focus. The sequels largely drop this trait, although it occasionally comes up again, albeit very downplayed compared to the first film.
- The Voiceless: Michael never speaks, although it's unclear if he can't, or simply chooses not to. The remake does have him speaking but not often. The original films take this even further; most of the time, Michael doesn't make a sound even while exerting himself or being injured.
- White Mask of Doom: So iconic that he goes out of his way to replace it in The Return of Michael Myers. Sadly, it looks like crap as well as the one in the next film.
- Would Hit a Girl: The majority of Michael's victims are women, and he does quite a bit more than just hitting them.
- Would Hurt a Child: Played with, to the point of Depending on the Writer. The films go back and forth over whether or not Michael is interested in killing children.
- Michael consistently targets teenagers in every film where he appears, killing any he can get his hands on.
- In the original film, the worst thing Michael ever does to a young child is scaring a boy who bumped into him and terrifying Tommy and Lindsey. He ultimately ignores both children in favor of targeting Laurie. In Halloween II, a maternity ward full of newborn babies is ignored by Michael, other than briefly hiding there. By the end of the film, those babies are the only people Michael has come across that he didn't at least try to kill.
- In the fourth, fifth, and sixth films, Michael's main target is his niece, Jamie, who is eight when he first comes after her, and later targets Jamie's newborn son. He repeatedly tries to kill Jamie (eventually succeeding in the sixth film) and nearly runs over a young boy who is with Jamie in the fifth film, but doesn't go out of his way to attack any other children.
Michael Myers (remake timeline)
Serving largely the same role as in the original Halloween, this Michael is given a more realistic and sympathetic portrayal than his counterpart, while still remaining a vicious and brutal killer.Played by: Tyler Mane, Daeg Faerch (the remake), Chase Wright Vanek (H2)
- Adaptation Personality Change: Something of a given, as this Michael actually has a personality, unlike the original. Michael is shown to be sadistic from an early age, but, in a major contrast to the original, is also shown to care about his little sister and want to reunite with her. His portrayal as a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds with a serviceable Freudian Excuse also stands out as the complete opposite of John Carpenter's original view of the character. His extreme violence and sadism, while certainly not absent from the original films, are also played up here.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Inverted. Michael is much dirtier looking than in any of the original films; the coveralls he wears are darker and dirtier, and his mask is much older and more degraded. By the time of the sequel, he's reduced to filthy-looking, scavenged clothes, while his mask has all but fallen apart. His unmasked face is also less handsome than in the original, although this is justified; in the original, Michael had just recently escaped from a respectable sanitarium, where he was looked after, but in these films, Smith's Grove is much shabbier, and when we see Michael's face in the sequel, he's been living as a hermit for two years.
- Adaptational Heroism: Very downplayed, but still present in the remakes, where Michael is portrayed as mentally disturbed and psychopathic, but still human, unlike the soulless embodiment of evil he was in the original films. His motivation in the remakes (to reunite with his sister Laurie, the only person he actually loves) is also much more sympathetic than his motives in the original films (kill as many people as possible, especially Laurie and any other member of his family). On the whole he's portrayed far more sympathetically in the remakes than he ever was in the original films, being more of a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds than a Made of Evil monster.
- Adaptational Intelligence: Inverted. Unlike his Genius Bruiser portrayal in the originals, this Michael is more of a straightforward brute with little interest in setting traps for his prey.
- Adaptational Villainy: Michael is even more openly violent and sadistic than in the originals, and as a child, kills far more people than in the original film, with five human victims before the Time Skip (for reference, that's the same number of people that he killed in the entire original film).
- Adaptational Wimp: Zig-zagged. While he's still very strong, very durable, and incredibly persistent, this Michael is just a really big, really strong lunatic instead of the immortal and supernatural monster he was in the original films. Case in point, the remake's sequel shows him definitely being killed, either by Laurie, or being gunned down by the police.
- Age Lift: In the original film, Michael was six when he first took a life, and 21 during the majority of the film. Here, he was ten when he killed his sister, and 27 for the latter half of the film.
- Ax-Crazy: Played straighter than in the original films. Here, Michael is much more aggressive and violent, with his kills being more graphically violent and driven by rage.
- Barbarian Longhair: As a child, Michael wore his hair long, and he continues as an adult, showing how little he cares for his own appearance.
- Beard of Evil: The sequel to the remake shows Michael with a huge beard, grown during his time as a hermit.
- Berserk Button:
- Do not touch his masks.
- Getting between Michael and his sister will end badly for anyone in his way.
- Big Bad: Some things never change.
- Bloodbath Villain Origin: Even bloodier than the original; Michael starts by beating a school bully to death with a tree limb, then later that night, brutally murders his mother's boyfriend, his sister Judith's boyfriend, and finally, Judith herself with a kitchen knife. Judith's murder is far more brutal and sadistic than in the original as well; instead of just stabbing her, Michael stabs her, then chases her into the hall before slashing and stabbing her to death while she cries and begs for mercy.
- Creepy Blue Eyes: Unlike the original's Black Eyes of Evil, this Michael has light blue eyes, with the "creepy" aspect being played up during his scenes as a child.
- Creepy Child: Played up here, where he's portrayed as more of a textbook sociopath. Notably, instead of only killing Judith, Michael racks up a bodycount of five before the Time Skip.
- Decoy Protagonist: The 2007 film starts out following him before the Time Skip switches the focus to Laurie.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Only in the remakes; Michael loves his mother and little sister. His primary motive here is to reunite with his sister.
- Evil Is Bigger: Tyler Mane is the largest actor to date to portray Michael Myers, standing at nearly 7 feet tall.
- Expy: The remake's version of Michael has quite a bit in common with Jason Voorhees; bullied as a child, loves his mother, lives as a hermit when he isn't killing, massive build, and extremely violent kills. Ironically, Jason himself is occasionally considered a rip-off of Michael from the original movies.
- Freudian Excuse: Michael grew up being bullied while living in borderline poverty and receiving little help for his already apparent sociopathic tendencies until it was too late.
- Made of Iron: He's not as indestructible as the original Michael, but he can still take quite a lot of punishment. In the remake, he's shot by Loomis, but within minutes, is back up with no sign of stopping. The end of that film and opening of the sequel has him survive being shot in the head (albeit a glancing shot from someone who had no experience with guns) and the subsequent crash of the ambulance transporting him, walking both injuries off with no sign of lasting damage.
- Sadist: More blatantly than in the originals; he killed small animals as a child, and when he killed as a ten year old, the kills were drawn out and brutal. As an adult, his kills are extremely brutal and gruesome, with special mention going to a victim in the sequel, who has his face stomped in by one of Michael's boots.
- The Sociopath: A textbook low-functioning sociopath; tortured and killed animals as a child, no empathy or impulse control, and extremely violent and sadistic.
- Ungrateful Bastard:
- A guard at Smith's Grove named Ismael Cruz treated Michael kindly, even giving him advice on how to cope with his captivity. During his escape, Michael killed Ismael even more brutally than the other guards.
- The remake's version of Loomis spent years trying to reach Michael, even considering him the closest thing Loomis had to a best friend. The biggest courtesy Michael shows him is to not kill Loomis on sight. As soon as Loomis tried to stop him from taking Laurie, Michael nearly crushed his skull and left him to die.
- The Voiceless: After taking advice from Ismael about closing himself off to help cope with his captivity, Michael all but abandons verbal communication. Even when he's trying to explain to Laurie why he's after her, he just points at a picture of them as children instead of telling her. Unsurprisingly, Laurie has no idea what the masked and apparently mute lunatic who has slaughtered her friends and family is trying to say. The extended cut of the sequel has Michael say exactly one word ("DIE!") near the end, but apart from that, he remains silent.
- Would Hurt a Child: Played with. The remakes have Michael's first human kill be a bully who teased him at school, while Michael is still a child himself. The adult Michael seems to avert the trope, however; despite being within striking distance of them several times, Michael never lays a hand on Lindsey or Tommy, and in the sequel, he doesn't even respond to a random child who encounters him on the street. As usual, however, many of his victims are teenagers whom he kills very brutally and with zero remorse.
AKA Cynthia Myers (original series)/Angel "Boo" Myers (Zombieverse)
“Well, kiddo, I thought you out grew superstition”
Laurie Strode is the Final Girl and main heroine of the series. Originally just a target that he tries to kill, it is later learnt that she is actually Michael's younger sister and Laurie actively tries to stop him.Played by: Jamie Lee Curtis (original series) and Scout Taylor-Compton (Zombieverse)
- Action Girl: In H20, where she actually kills Michael. Except not really, but she gets points for trying.
- Action Survivor: She made it out of Michael's first two rampages alive, even stabbing him three times in the first film.
- Audience Surrogate: In the original, she's just an ordinary teen, much like the targeted audience.
- Badass Normal: She might be a normal teenage girl, but Laurie fights back against Michael with anything at her disposal, including sewing needles, a clothing hanger, and a revolver.
- Big Sister Instinct: Despite being terrified, she vehemently protects Tommy and Lindsey from Michael in the first movie.
- Broken Bird: Happens to her after encountering Myers, especially and considering Zombie's versions.
- Deadpan Snarker: Laurie's sarcasm is much more subdued compared to Annie's but nevertheless a present trait of her character.Lynda: "It's totally insane. We have three new cheers to learn in the morning, the game is in the afternoon, I have to get my hair done at five, and the dance is at eight! I'll be totally wiped out!"Laurie: "I don't think you have enough to do tomorrow."(Upon seeing Annie in her underwear and a flannel shirt.) Laurie: "Oh, fancy."(To Tommy Doyle.) Laurie: "Lonnie Elamb probably won't even make it out of the first grade."
- Expository Hairstyle Change: In H20, it's a short '90s cut to reflect her new Action Girl status. In Resurrection, it's long and messy after she's been living in an insane asylum.
- Final Girl: Who Took a Level in Badass in Halloween H20.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: Two cases of this
- In Resurrection, it is stated that Laurie went mad when she killed the person she thought was Michael Myers, and was locked up in asylum because of it. Turns out this was a plan of hers to get Michael once and for all.
- H2 shows that Laurie was already slipping through the cracks and ends up a screaming wreck after learning she was Michael Myers' sister, after years of not being told.
- Mama Bear: Though she has no qualms against attacking Myers in the first movie, she really makes him suffer in H20 after he attacks her son.
- Plucky Girl: Probably the most relatable part of her character is that she can stand up against pure evil despite being scared to tears.
- Properly Paranoid: She's extremely tense and paranoid about the possibility of Michael's return in H20. She's right to be worried.
- Sanity Slippage:
- In H20, she's clearly been adversely affected by her experiences as a teenager, and in Resurrection, she's left barely responsive in a mental institution.
- In the remakes, the trauma Laurie experiences, combined with the realisation that she's Michael's sister, devastates Laurie's sanity.
- Screaming Woman: This is the role that made Jamie Lee Curtis an iconic scream queen.
- Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Offscreen before the events of 4, and at the beginning of Resurrection.
- Taking You with Me: She attempts this with Michael in Resurrection. It fails.
- Took a Level in Badass: In H20. She goes from a shell-shocked survivor to a determined fighter who tries her damned hardest to put Michael down.
"He'll never die."
Nine-year old orphan daughter of Laurie Strode, who is Michael's main target throughout Halloween 4 and 5.Played by: Danielle Harris (4 and 5) and J.C. Brandy (The Curse)
- Break the Cutie: Two films worth of being hunted by her evil uncle leave Jamie traumatised and broken.
- Cute Mute: For most of 5.
- Final Girl: Of Halloween 4 (shared status with her foster sister Rachel) and 5.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: She's quite pale, has dark hair, and comes off as quite creepy at times in the fifth film.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: She dies in The Curse when Michael impales her on tractor harrows.
- Psychic Powers: She shares a psychic connection with her uncle.
- Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: In the sixth movie.
- The Voiceless: She is almost mute in the start of 5, due to the traumatic experiences in the last film. She regains her voice later.
Steven LloydJamie's Baby and the target of Michael's and the Cult of Thorn in the sixth movie.
- Child by Rape: In the original drafts.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Is implied to be Michael's son. Outright stated in the original drafts. It seems, though, it may have been retconned that Jamie was artificially inseminated, after test audiences felt that the mindless killing machine raping her(under orders from someone else, no less) was out of character.
"If you want to stay handcuffed to your dead brother, that's fine. But you're not dragging me along. Not anymore."
Laurie's son in H20. He is the only one who knew her true identity and is a student in the school she's running. He believes his uncle is dead and gets tired of his mothers paranoia and pretends to go on a school trip when he throws a Halloween party that gets Michael's attention.
- Brutal Honesty: At one point he is forced to put his foot down about his mother's paranoia.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He grew up knowing the truth of Michael Myers, and living with his mothers fear.
- Deadpan Snarker: John definitely takes after his mother in terms of sarcasm. Laurie even lampshades it herself.John: "It just occured to me today that I've never celebrated Halloween before."Molly: "And why's that?"John: "Oh, we've got a psychotic serial killer in the family who loves to butcher people on Halloween, and I just thought it in bad taste to celebrate."
- What Happened to the Mouse?: While he survived H20, John is completely absent from Resurrection.
Doctor Samuel Loomis
"Death has come to your little town, Sheriff. Now you can either ignore it, or you can help me to stop it."
Michael's psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis is forced multiple times to track Michael down in an attempt to stop him from killing people. And he's pretty Bad Ass at doing it.Played by: Donald Pleasence (I to II and 4 to The Curse), Tom Kane (H20) and Malcolm McDowell (The remake and its sequel)
- Adaptational Villainy: Loomis in the second installment in Zombieverse is portrayed as a cold-hearted and greedy writer and more of an Asshole Victim when he is killed.
- Anti-Hero: Loomis is this on his worst days, such as in Revenge of Michael Myers where he was more then willing to use little Jamie Lloyd as bait to capture Michael Myers.
- Arch-Enemy: No matter where Michael goes, Loomis will be there to stop him.
- Badass Beard: Gray and quite thick.
- Badass Bookworm: Michael's arch-enemy and a professional psychologist.
- Badass Longcoat: An impressively stylish beige one.
- Badass Grandpa: As he got older, he didn't get any weaker. He wailed on Michael with a two-by-four... while in the middle of having a stroke!
- Bald of Awesome: The series' leading badass has not a hair upon his head, with the Zombieverse as an exception.
- Berserk Button: In the Zombieverse sequel, asking about Michael being alive greatly annoys him.
- Cassandra Truth: His entire career in regards to Michael is this. No one ever listens to his warnings about the danger Michael poses to society until it's too late. Though this is actually not as bad as in most cases. In both the first two movies and the fourth movie, the cops at least heed his warnings and take some action. Unfortunately, it isn't enough.
- Cool Old Guy: Age doesn't slow Loomis down.
- Covered with Scars: After trying to kill Michael in a fire in the second film, he shows up in the 4, 5, and 6 with burn scars on one cheek and his hands, which he hides with Conspicuous Gloves.
- Determinator: He'd have to be to keep up a conflict with Michael.
- Fallen Hero: By the Zombieverse's sequel, he became heartless, greedy, snooty and temperamental then before. At least until his Jerkass Realization.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Tries to pull this off in Halloween 2 to kill himself and Michael, but it fails and they both survive.
- He Who Fights Monsters: Dangerously comes close in becoming this in both the original films and the Zombieverse sequel (though the latter is in terms of having to Took a Level in Jerkass, having a Never My Fault mentality and showing Lack of Empathy towards the tragedy caused by Michael's murder spree, while the original films involves Loomis using unethical tactics to take down Michael).
- Ignored Expert: Nobody takes his warnings about Michael seriously until it's too late. To be fair, asserting that a patient is "pure evil" isn't likely to convince too many people.
- "It" Is Dehumanizing: As per his not-unjustified belief that Michael is evil incarnate, he calls Michael an "it" on more than one occasion.
- Jerkass: In the original series, he had his moments and was overall a Jerk with a Heart of Gold (not withstanding him causing the accidental death of Ben Tramer or him going off the deep end in Revenge). However, in the Zombieverse, he Took a Level in Jerkass following his near death brush with Michael and became an insufferable prick.
- Misblamed: In-universe, Loomis is blamed by Sheriff Brackett for Michael's rampage, despite the fact that Loomis did all he could to make sure Michael never saw the light of day again.
- Papa Wolf: Though he never has children of his own he was willing to protect 17 year old Laurie at the cost of his own life and young Jamie afterwards.
- Properly Paranoid: Others viewed a young Michael as a disturbed boy. Loomis viewed him as a monster just waiting to strike. Guess who was right.
- Retired Badass: According to the original canon comic series (or in the H20 canon), Loomis was a war veteran.
- Sanity Slippage: Starts pretty quickly when he raves about how "the evil has gone" at the beginning of the first movie and eventually slips right down into full-blown bat shit fanatical madness by the end of the series. It reaches it's peak in The Revenge of Michael Myers, where he uses Jamie as bait before beating Michael unconscious with a 2x4, screaming for him to die.
- The Sociopath: A textbook example, even though he's not like Michael. By the Zombieverse sequel, Loomis is a Fallen Hero who expressed no shame over profiting Michael's rampage through his books and developed a Never My Fault and Lack of Empathy mentality, until his Jerkass Realization at the climax.
- Sociopathic Hero: In the Zombieverse sequel, though "hero" could be stretch by the events of sequel, even though he pursued Michael in the 2007 film, he shows Lack of Empathy towards the tragedies caused by Michael's murder spree and shamelessly tries to profit the murders through his books in the next film.
- Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome: In the Zombieverse sequel without a proper explanation, he became a greedy and cold-hearted Jerkass author nearly bordering on sociopathy in contrast to a point of being unrecognizable to his portrayal in the 2007 film until his Jerkass Realization at the climax.
- Supporting Leader: He spends most of the original hunting Michael down and gets top billing, but he isn't the lead character.
- Take Me Instead: In the fourth movie, after encountering Michael at the diner, Loomis is perfectly willing to try this. Unsurprisingly, Michael doesn't take this offer."Don't go to Haddonfield. If you want another victim, take me. But leave those people in peace. Please, Michael? [silence] God damn you. [starts shooting]"
- What the Hell, Hero?: Loomis seems to get this at least once a movie - usually because of what Michael has done. Not fair in those cases, though, cause Loomis did everything possible to keep Michael locked up.
The Man in Black (Dr. Terrence Wynn)
"We've given him the power, the gift of thorn. I am its deliverer, I follow it, act as its guardian! I protect Michael, watch over him. And... now it's time for another. Now it's time for you, Dr. Loomis."
Mysterious man who is seen throughout the fifth film and in the end busts Michael out of jail. He is later revealed to be the leader of the cult of Thorn, which turned Michael into the killer he is now in order to sacrifice his entire familynote . His real identity is that of Dr. Terrence Wynn, ex-coworker of Dr. Loomis at Smith's Grove.Played by: Robert Phalen (first film), Don Shanks (5) and Mitch Ryan (The Curse)
- Big Bad: Leader of the cult of Thorn and makes Michael The Dragon.
- Big Bad Wannabe: As it so happens, Michael doesn't appreciate being Wynn's pawn, and turns on the cult, reclaiming his position as Big Bad.
- The Dog Was the Mastermind: He was a minor character in the first film.
- Enigmatic Minion: In 5. Nobody, not even the writers knew who he was.
- Evil Sounds Deep: When providing "voices" to those chosen for the sacrificial task.
- Faux Affably Evil: He acts politely, even though he made Michael what he is.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Wynn was an unnamed extra in the first film, and became the Big Bad of the sixth film.
- Gender Flip: Was made a female nurse in the remake.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: He is seen smoking in 5.
- Greater Scope Villain: By making Michael what he is, Wynn is responsible for almost everything that happens in the films, but only has a leading role in the sixth.
- Karma Houdini: Unlike the Producer's Cut of The Curse, where he dies, the theatrical cut of the film has him just disappearing near the end.
- The Man Behind the Man: He leads the Cult of the Thorn that empowered Michael.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: A psychologist who turns out to rival Michael in terms of evil.
- Nice Hat: In The Revenge of Michael Myers.
- Silent Antagonist: In 5, he never says a word.
Dr. Marion Chambers
"Your compassion's overwhelming, doctor."
One of Loomis's colleagues, who was there when Michael broke out of Smiths Grove Sanitarium. She is the one who reveals to Loomis that Laurie is Michael's sister. In H20, she is killed by Michael in the introduction.
- Deadpan Snarker: She has her few moments where she'll throw in a sarcastic remark, usually in response to Loomis's more... eccentric behavior. This is especially present in the tie-in comic, Repetition Compulsion.Marion: (in response to Loomis brandishing his revolver.) "Could you at least be discrete with that thing?"
- Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Killed by Michael in the opening of H20.
Sheriff Leigh Brackett
"Doctor, do you know what Haddonfield is? Families, children, all lined up in rows up and down these streets. You're telling me they're lined up for a slaughterhouse?"
The sheriff of Haddonfield. Loomis goes to him to warn him about Michael. He is a skeptic on Michael being pure evil, but later his daughter is killed by Michael. He blames Loomis for her death and later retires.
- Outliving One's Offspring: His daughter is among those slain by Michael in the first film.
- Put on a Bus: He retired to Florida between Halloween II and The Return of Michael Myers. Considering what happened in the first two films, you can't exactly blame him.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He takes Loomis more seriously than most others do.
- The Skeptic: He doubts Loomis' claims that Michael is truly pure evil.
"Michael's work isn't done in Haddonfield, and soon, very soon, he'll come home to kill again. But this time I'll be ready."
A boy Laurie babysits in the first movie and a witniss to Michael's attempt on his sister's life. He makes a cameo in the fourth movie as a teenager and is the main character in the sixth movie, where he teams up with Loomis to take Michael down and protect Jamie's baby Steven.
- Badass Normal: As an adult, Tommy manages to savagely pummel Michael Myers repeatedly with a metal pipe.
- The Cameo: In the fourth movie, he's seen hanging with Brady and Wade at the drug store.
- Creepy Good: Tommy is definitely a nice guy who's dedicated to stopping a monstrous mass murder but it's very clear that after years of spending his time mostly as an introvert, he doesn't exactly have the best grasp on social norms.
- No Social Skills: Spending the large majority of his adolescent life as a quiet recluse clearly had its effects on Tommy's social life.
- Papa Wolf: To Steven.
- Stalker Shrine: Tommy's room is littered with tons of items and such related to Michael Myers, like newspapers clippings and photographs.
- Took a Level in Badass: In the first movie, well, he was just a seven year old boy, in the sixth movie however, he ends up beating Michael to an inch of his life.
"How could they? When are they going to realize that she is not him? She's just a child."
Jamie Loyd's foster sister in the fourth film, who was looking after her on Halloween. Throughout the movie, she protects Jamie and in the fifth film is killed by Michael.
- Action Survivor: She survives Michael's rampage in the fourth film, and manages to hurt him by running him down with a pick-up truck.
- Cool Big Sister: To Jamie.
- Dropped a Bridge on Her: With a healthy dose of Reality Ensues; in the fifth film, Michael manages to catch her off guard and kills her without a fight.
- Final Girl: In the fourth film, along with Jamie.
- Knight Templar Big Sister: To Jamie, what with her uncle trying to kill her and all.
- Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Final Girl of the fourth film, killed off with ease in the fifth.
- Take Up My Sword: After her death in the fifth film, Tina Williams looks after Jamie in her place.
Sheriff Ben Meeker
"Hey, I got a town full of beer bellies running around in the dark with shotguns! Who's gonna be next? Somebody's wife? Somebody's kid? I can't stand by for that."
The new sheriff of Haddonfield after Brackett retired. Much like his predecessor, Loomis comes to him for assistance when Myers once again breaks free but unlike Leigh, it doesn't take long for him to be convinced of Michael's threat. He spends the reminder of 4 and 5 helping Loomis stop Myers.
- Badass Normal: Meeker is more than ready to join Loomis in hunting Myers down and at the end of 4, is leading the state police in blasting Michael with shotguns.
- Deadpan Snarker: Ben can be rather dry with his humor.Loomis: "Oh, Sheriff Meeker, my name is Dr.-"Meeker: "Loomis. Folks around here aren't likely to forget your face. At least not cops."
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be rather grumpy and curt but overall, he's a man who's trying his best to stop a serial killer and protect his town. His interactions with Loomis showcase this the best. He's obviously a little irritated by the man's paranoia but recognizes the validity of the claims.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Ben's daughter, Kelly, is one of Michael's victims in Return of Michael Myers.
- Reasonable Authority Figure:The moment he acknowledges that Michael is indeed back and Loomis is correct, he grabs a shotgun and accompanies Loomis in searching for Jamie to get her to safety.
- The Skeptic: Initially, but it doesn't take long for him to become convinced that Myers is back in Haddonfield. He only doubts Loomis at first due to fairly sound arguments.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Tina is flighty, irresponsible, and not overly bright, but she genuinely cares about her friends, and gives her life to protect Jamie.