Michael Myers has a preternatural luck factor, unusual but not supernatural strength and pain ignorance, and nothing else.This includes all of the movies, not just that one branch of the split timeline (you know the one). Well, not necessarily the reboot, but all of the original movies, at least. Gets shot seven times? The bullets don't hit anything important (only minor blood vessels and muscle). Keeps escaping? They keep putting him in a cell with a defective lock, and most of the guards are busy with the Halloween party when he escapes (so they either don't run into him, or there are few enough that he can pick them off one by one as he meets them). He happens to find William Shatner masks just lying in a haystack, or sitting in the unlocked confiscation room, or being worn by some Star Trek cosplayer. Putting the mask on the paramedic was one of the few times he actually used tactics; apart from that, it was just wandering around and using his unusual strength and tenacity, and shying away from tightly packed groups that he mightn't be able to handle.
Michael is a Power-FantasistIn the first two movies, at least. He's not like Jason who wears a mask to hide his disfigurement; nor is he like Ghostface who wears the mask as a disguise. Michael wears masks to give him a feeling of power; he wants to be an evil, serial killing monster, he wants to be something other than or more than human. Hence why he needs to wear a mask before he kills- it symbolises him turning into a monster, abandoning his humanity. Also why he writes Samhain on the wall, evoking Halloween and "becoming" a Boogeyman. This also characterizes his motives. He targets his sisters to wipe out ties to his human side; when he kills young women, he sometimes hesitates when they mistake him for someone else- he's aroused, which is a lingering trace of his humanity, probably one he's not used to since he was locked up when he was a boy. The rest are either in the way, or killed because he's actively trying to be a monster, though with the girls there is probably some sexual element to it that he might not fully get.
Dr. Loomis isn't smart.Seriously, it took him seven years to figure out that Michael Myers was Evil Incarnate. He also spend much of the first film doing nothing WHILE A FREAKING SERIAL KILLER IS ON THE LOOSE.
- Were we watching the same film? He spends almost the entire movie trying to warn the sheriff that Michael is loose, and in all likelihood will be returning to Haddonfield. Also, killing one person does not qualify as a "Serial Killer". Even the three he did in The Remake only makes him a "Multiple Murderer", as they they were all in the same time frame.
Laurie will become the new killer.While the director's cut was the perfect ending to Zombie's vision, the producers will follow with the theatrical cut of Laurie being committed to Smith's Grove, and apparently becoming as insane as Michael.
Dr Loomis is a Time Lo-THONK!!!We apologise for the previous WMG, the troper responible has been restrained and sedated.
- The theory does make sense, though...
- NO IT DOESN'T.
- Okay, fine. It doesn't. Geez. >_>
- NO IT DOESN'T.
- Alternatively, Michael is a Time Lord, given that we very rarely see his face and he's able to come back from death again and again, with different body language each time. Also, the Tenth Doctor based his fashion sense on Doctor Loomis.
Dr. Loomis suffered serve brain damage from Michael's skull-crushing in the 2007 remake, which in-turn caused his personality to change.It would explain why Loomis went to someone at least remotely calm to a general prick in the second film, and to someone who would snap at reporters.
Michael actually was in Halloween III.We just didn't see him because he was manipulating the events off-screen the whole time.
While in the hospital, Dr. Loomis revealed career-compromising secrets to Michael.Never expecting Michael to be anything but a vegetable, Dr. Loomis bragged about how he conned his way to a psychology degree and his numerous love affairs. Then Michael escaped, and Loomis had some problems to fix...
Michael is Johan LiebertThis gives Myers his murderous tendencies.
Michael is Alex Mercer the originalIf he is infected like Heller did, the only powers he uses are super strength, disguise, and immortality.
Michael is a Woobie, Destroyer of WorldsIn the Thorn trilogy, anyway. It is pretty obvious, given the scene in five when he hesitates killing Jamie. He only murders because of the curse, and he hates that he does. And that's why he walks slowly. He is trying to stop, but can't.
Michael Myers eventually becomes The Slender ManMyers started out as a sociopathic murderer with a lot of strength. As the franchise goes on, he just gets more powerful to the point that an axe to the chest fails to slow him down. Eventually, he gained enough power to become the Humanoid Abomination known as the Slender Man. Along with gaining new power, his mask and his face merged together to form The Blank.
Laurie is not dead.If you believe 4, 5 and 6 to be canon, she had faked her death before.
Michael has to follow certain rulesTo be specific, he's compelled (supernaturally or just by his own insanity) to obey the "rules" of Halloween/ Samhain. This includes not attacking anyone who wears a mask (as in Resurrection, and he's never actually harmed a trick-or-treating child).
Michael is the anti- John CoffeyBoth unusually strong and both representing absolute good and evil. Just our luck we killed the wrong one.
Michael was wearing a bulletproof vest throughout the 1st movie
- That's how he survived the six shots to his chest!
The upcoming Blumhouse film will be a sequel to H5, but ignore H6.Right now they're kind of in a bind, as every previous film has featured Sam Loomis or Laurie Strode, keeping the series more tightly bound to its first installment than most other slasher franchises, and the audience seems to have lost their taste for remakes. Donald Pleasance is dead, and Jamie Lee Curtis was furious about H20 not being the end of the franchise, so she probably won't want to return either. That leaves Danielle Harris as their best option for a survivor from the previous movies, bringing Jamie back to face her uncle. The dynamic will be distinguished from H20 primarily because of the age at which Jamie previously faced Michael. Laurie, as traumatized as she was, faced Michael in her late teens and was at least able to understand him as a human, if a far from normal one. To Jamie, though, who faced him as a child, Michael is the devil, and her encounter with him never let her grow up. On the one hand, Michael will have a much greater intimidation factor on her than he had over his sister. On the other hand, Jamie will be Crazy-Prepared because she always knew he'd return.
- Vetoed by writer-director David Gordon Green. It's going to be a direct sequel to Halloween II, a la H20. My personal theory is that'll it take a similar approach to Halloween IV. A sequel set some decade later with a mostly new cast focusing either on Michael somehow returning from the dead, or a copycat killer (who may be a returning character, say Tommy Doyle). It's the best way to keep the feel of the original without screwing up continuity and pissing off the fanboys.
Dr. Sam Loomis is the same Sam Loomis in Psycho. He is also the estranged father of Billy Loomis from the first Scream movieClearly his encounter with Norman Bates inspired a lifelong interest in studying the psychology of serial killers. He evidently passed this interest onto his son.
The Hermit at the beginning of H5 was a member of the Cult of Thorn.It would explain why he didn't seem all that shocked or disturbed at encountering Michael, and why he took care of him for a year with no apparent reason.
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