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[[WMG: The original ''Halloween'' '78 is the only real '''confirmed''' set of events that actually happened in-universe.]]

With [[AlternateContinuity so many continuities]] and [[AlternateTimeline timelines]], the series is like a strange anthology of sorts only with the same characters in each story. The now 3 continuities all stem from [[Film/Halloween1978 the original movie]] making it seem like it's the only verified chain of incidents that ever occurred within the classic ''Halloween'' universe. Any sequel or even EU books and comics can be an '''''in-universe''''' incarnation of the following including, but not limited to:
** A "VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory" [[ShowWithinAShow franchise]] (films, books, games, etc.) about the "infamous 1978 Halloween massacre" (highly akin to how ''[[Franchise/{{Amityville}} The Amityville Horror]]'' movies are based on RealLife murders).
** A popular campfire "ghost story" or an UrbanLegend (told every UsefulNotes/AllHallowsEve of course)
** Merely just rumors that got twisted over time from what really occurred.
** Other
** A combination of any of the above mentioned.
Now any of the sequels or continuities ([[Film/HalloweenII1981 [=H2 '81=]]], [[Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers the]] [[Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers Thorn]] [[Film/HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers trilogy]], the [[Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater H20]] [[Film/HalloweenResurrection timeline]] or the [[Film/Halloween2018 2018 movie]]) definitely could've also occurred within the universe's internal chronology after the original film; it would just be a question of which one. [[Film/HalloweenIIISeasonOfTheWitch The third movie]] as well as the Music/RobZombie [[Film/Halloween2007 remake]] [[Film/HalloweenII2009 duology]] would likely be [[AlternateUniverse completely separate universes]] if nothing else.
** Provided the original ''Halloween'' is all that happened, at least one FridgeHorror says that Michael, despite taking '''6 rounds to the chest''', escaped that fateful night in 1978 never to be seen or heard from ever again[[spoiler:...and is possibly still at large to this day]] [[note]]Cue [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT4FY3NrhGg Halloween theme]][[/note]].


His mother was either raped by Satan or Satan possessed his father.]]

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His mother was either raped by Satan or Satan possessed his father.]]
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[[WMG: Michael Myers is the son of Satan.]]
His mother was either raped by Satan or Satan possessed his father.]]


In fact, the novelization of Halloween 2018 mentions that Dr. Sartain put two kittens in his cell and Michael never harmed them. Maybe he identifies with their ability to stealthily stalk prey.

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In fact, the novelization of Halloween 2018 mentions that Dr. Sartain put two kittens in his cell and Michael never harmed them. Maybe he identifies relates with their ability to stealthily stalk prey.prey and always land on their feet.

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[[WMG: Michael Myers is a cat person.]]
The only animals he's shown killing are dogs, and he spares a bunch of kittens in Halloween 5.
In fact, the novelization of Halloween 2018 mentions that Dr. Sartain put two kittens in his cell and Michael never harmed them. Maybe he identifies with their ability to stealthily stalk prey.

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[[WMG: The reason Michael didn't kill Tommy Doyle in the first movie was because Tommy believed in him.]]
With InfantImmortality averted in ''Halloween 2018'' that leaves another reason why Michael did not take the opportunity to kill Tommy Doyle when he had a chance to do so. Throughout the day Tommy was trying to warn everyone that the Boogeyman exists, but nobody believed him because he was just a scaredy kid. Michael may have decided he made for a useful harbinger and set himself on killing some of the others for ignoring the warning.



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* Doesn't explain how he survives some of the more severe injuries he sustains through the series. Though, of course, depending on which canon you prefer, most of those events never happened.



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[[WMG: Michael Myers has low-tier GravityMaster powers]]
He can make himself light enough that his footsteps make no noise on solid surfaces, explaining how he moves so stealthily. He can make himself heavy enough that he can't be budged, explaining how he {{No Sell}}s so many direct hits on his person. He can make other people lighter too, explaining his sometimes impossible strength (he's big, sure, but even Tyler Mane would have trouble lifting a normal human being off the ground one-handed by the neck, while keeping his arm perfectly steady). It doesn't explain his driving skills, but it accounts for nearly every other inhuman feat he accomplishes in the films.


** A popular campfire "ghost story" or an UrbanLegend (told every AllHallowsEve of course)

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** A popular campfire "ghost story" or an UrbanLegend (told every AllHallowsEve UsefulNotes/AllHallowsEve of course)

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[[WMG: Michael Myers is a cyborg from Return of Michael Myers on.]]
As outlined in [[https://www.cracked.com/blog/a-strangely-convincing-theory-about-halloween-series/ this cracked article]], the real Michael Myers burned to death in the second movie. The third movie, which was thought to have been unconnected to the rest of the franchise, is actually where human-like cyborgs are created. So between the end of the third and the start of the fourth, a cyborg Michael Myers was created and switched out with the real Michael Myers at the start of the film. Which would explain how he grew between films. Another thing is that the cyborgs bleed green, like Michael seemed to do at the end of the theatrical cut of the sixth movie. As for how a trailer for the first Halloween can be seen in the third movie, it's because of Hollywood and its love for creating movies based on true events. So for people in that movie universe, the events of the first and second films happened.


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Yes, he's stalking Laurie at the old Myers house, but how's he supposed to know who sits where in the classroom? For all he knew, Laurie could be sitting on the opposite side and not notice him. The first time he actually reacts to someone onscreen is when Annie yells "Hey jerk! Speed kills!", doing a BrakeAngrily. Then he subsequently follows Annie and Laurie around town. Plus, Michael goes after Annie first, watching her arriving at the Wallace house, sneaking into her car and waiting there until she gets in, then slitting her throat.

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Yes, he's stalking Laurie at the old Myers house, but how's he supposed to know who sits where in the classroom? For all he knew, Laurie could be sitting on the opposite side and not notice him. The first time he actually reacts to someone onscreen is when Annie yells "Hey jerk! Speed kills!", doing a BrakeAngrily. Then he subsequently follows Annie and Laurie around town. Plus, Michael goes after Annie first, watching her arriving at the Wallace house, sneaking into her car and waiting there until she gets in, then slitting her throat. If he really wanted to kill Laurie, he'd go for her first.

[[WMG:Michael suffers from asthma.]]
He's often heard breathing hard and is never shown doing anything particularly physically trying such as running.


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 [[OnlyAFleshWound 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 ''Franchise/StarTrek'' cosplayer. Putting the mask [[spoiler: 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.

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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 [[OnlyAFleshWound 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 ''Franchise/StarTrek'' cosplayer. Putting the mask [[spoiler: on [[spoiler: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.


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[[WMG:Michael chose to go after Laurie and her friends after Annie yelled at him.]]
Yes, he's stalking Laurie at the old Myers house, but how's he supposed to know who sits where in the classroom? For all he knew, Laurie could be sitting on the opposite side and not notice him. The first time he actually reacts to someone onscreen is when Annie yells "Hey jerk! Speed kills!", doing a BrakeAngrily. Then he subsequently follows Annie and Laurie around town. Plus, Michael goes after Annie first, watching her arriving at the Wallace house, sneaking into her car and waiting there until she gets in, then slitting her throat.



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* Alternative theory: Silver Shamrock is run by the Cult of Thorn


** Provided the original ''Halloween'' is all that happened, at least one FridgeHorror says that Michael, despite taking '''6 rounds to the chest''', escaped that fateful night in 1978 never to be seen or heard from ever again[[spoiler:...and is possibly still at large to this day]] [[note]]Cue [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLFx30Ijiq0 Halloween theme]][[/note]].

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** Provided the original ''Halloween'' is all that happened, at least one FridgeHorror says that Michael, despite taking '''6 rounds to the chest''', escaped that fateful night in 1978 never to be seen or heard from ever again[[spoiler:...and is possibly still at large to this day]] [[note]]Cue [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLFx30Ijiq0 com/watch?v=pT4FY3NrhGg Halloween theme]][[/note]].

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