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     Michael Myers 

Michael Myers, "The Shape", "The Boogeyman"

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 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), Tyler Mane, Draeg Faerch (the remake), Chase Wright Vanek (H2)

  • 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.
  • Ax-Crazy: Michael is really a subversion, he is more calm and quiet that 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.
  • Badass: Michael is pure evil, but he is undeniably badass.
  • Big Bad: Of the series.
  • Back from the Dead: Not as bad as Jason or Freddy though.
  • Bandaged Face: At the beginning of 4.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Laurie's Abel.
  • Convenient Coma: Between II and 4, and 4 and 5.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Combined with being dressed as a Bedsheet Ghost, he is this while posing as Bob, who wears glasses and Michael takes them after he killed 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.
  • 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.
  • Instant Expert: How he learned to drive, either by watching people or having Dr. Wynn teach him, if you go by 6's logic.
  • 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 Iron: At least in the first two films, and in the Zombieverse.
  • Made of Evil: Dr Loomis says refers to him as "evil on two legs". Indeed, he does everything he does because he's a pure evil serial killer.
  • Menacing Stroll: Seeing him move at a speed higher than a power walk would be quite the spectacle.
  • The Stoic: Ever since he killed his older sister.
  • 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.
  • The Voiceless: Michael never speaks, although it's unlear if he can't, or simply chooses not to.
  • 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.

     Michael's relatives 

Laurie Strode

AKA Cynthia Myers (original series)/Angel "Boo" Myers (Zombieverse)

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)

  • 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.
  • 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 pretty much 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.

Jamie Lloyd

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)

Steven Loyd

Jamie's Baby and the target of Michael's and the Cult of Thorn in the sixth movie.

John Tate

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 mothers paranoia.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He grew up knowing the truth of Michael Myers, and living with his mothers fear.

     Other Characters 

Doctor Samuel Loomis

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)

  • 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: You wouldn't know it from looking at him, but Loomis is pretty damn awesome.
  • 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 hving a stroke!
  • 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.
  • Jerkass: In the original series, he had his moments and was overall a Jerkass 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.
  • 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 orginal canon comic series (or in the H20 canon), Loomis was a war veteran.
  • 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?"
  • 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)

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)

  • Evil Sounds Deep: When providing "voices" to those chosen for the sacrificial task.

Dr. Marion Chambers

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.

Sheriff Brackett

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.

Tommy Doyle

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.

  • The Cameo: In the fith movie.
  • Papa Wolf: To Steven.
  • 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.

Rachel Carruthers

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 fith film is killed by Michael.

Tina Willaims

Karla Strode

Danny Strode

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