Laurie Strode/Cynthia Myers
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.
- 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.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: The Chaos Comics miniseries, Laurie succumbs to her brother's madness after killing Michael. She ends up becoming the new Shape, bent on murdering people because she can.
- 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 knitting 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.
- Big Good: In the 2018 movie, Laurie has appeared to taken this role over from Dr. Loomis due to her experience and being ready this time.
- Canon Welding: The Chaos Comics miniseries attempt to tie the Jamie Lloyd trilogy with H20, but was omitted from canon by the later release of Resurrection. In that version of events, Laurie did in fact kill Michael, but succumbs to madness and becomes the new killer.
- Crazy-Prepared: In the 2018 movie, Laurie is seen practicing her marksmanship (hitting the target right in the head too), loading up her many guns, has a hunting knife on her person, has a house surrounded by boobytraps and cameras, the front door is double padlocked with the windows covered with metal mesh, and the inside has secret passageways. Laurie is not messing around.
- Cute Bookworm: The 1978 film presented her as this, a shy, bookish girl who's still a virgin not out of moral purity but because she's too awkward around boys. Later films toned it down, though.
- 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 get out of the sixth grade."
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Subverted for the most part.
- In the Jamie Lloyd trilogy, she dies offscreen as a result of a car accident, leaving her daughter alone to Michael. This is ironically the closest she got to a happy ending in the previous films, as its assumed she lived a happy live with her daughter before her death and didn't have to contend with Michael for the rest of her life.
- In H20, Laurie seemingly conquers her demons and kills Michael once and for all after twenty years of being haunted by him. Resurrection reveals she was tricked into killing an innocent man when Michael faked his death and was subsequently placed in a sanitarium before Michael tracks her down and kills her. Jamie Lee Curtis went on to state she doesn't consider Resurrection canon because of this.
- In the Chaos Comics continuity, which bridged 4-6 and H20 together does have Laurie successfully kill Michael in that version of events...only to have succumbed to her demons and become the new Shape.
- 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.
- FaceHeel Turn: In the non canonical Chaos Comics miniseries she becomes the new killer after suffering a mental breakdown following Michael's decapitation.
- Final Girl: The one that all the others have looked to. She Took a Level in Badass in Halloween H20.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: 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.
- Guest Fighter: Appears alongside Michael in Dead by Daylight.
- The Hero: She is pretty much the main character in the films she appears in as she tries to stop Michael's terror.
- Leitmotif: She had her theme tune throughout the films where she appeared.
- 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. This will likely apply to her daughter and granddaughter in the 2018 film.
- Never Mess with Granny: In the 2018 movie, Laurie is pushing 60 years old and her daughter, Karen, has a daughter of her own, Allyson, making Laurie a grandmother. Laurie is also show to have become a gun-toting survivalist who has been anticipating Michael's return since 1978, saying she's prayed every night he'd escape so she could kill him. Laurie has truly become a force to be reckoned with.
- Nice Girl: Laurie is a pretty kind and friendly girl, especially in the 1978 version.
- Paralyzing Fear of Sexuality: A subtle example but Laurie is strongly implied to be the only virgin out of her friends and shows discomfort towards sexuality. However, she does clearly pine for guys in her class, namely Ben Tramer, showing she does have an interest in the opposite sex, but is too repressed to express it. Word of God states that Laurie's sexual repression was intended to make her comparable to Michael who is also sexually repressed, and that the end of the first movie where she stabs Michael several times is her taking out her sexual frustrations.
- 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. Taken Up to Eleven in the 2018 movie where she has a house surrounded by booby-traps and cameras, the inside has secret passage ways, and enough guns to start a small war with which she practices shooting frequently. With Michael's transport bus crashing, Laurie has been right to prepare for his return.
- 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. Halloween (2018) has her a little more unhinged than in H20.
- Scars Are Forever: In the 2018 movie, a close up shot of Laurie's left shoulder is seen with a prominent scar where Michael slashed her with his knife 40 years prior.
- Screaming Woman: This is the role that made Jamie Lee Curtis an iconic scream queen.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Survives for even longer with each new timeline. H20 ignoring 4 through 6, and the 2018 film ignoring all the sequels.
- The Stoner: A little known fact about innocent Laurie here is that in the original film, she smoked a blunt with Annie in her car, nearly getting caught by Sheriff Brackett, Annie's father. A comic set after the events of the first and second film takes this Up to Eleven, with Laurie befriending a girl named Sally Winters, who she starts dabbling in drugs with to cope with the stress from the killings, smoking a blunt in one scene, taking "allergy pills" before graduation, and getting drunk in a party, the last of which nearly gets her shanked by Michael incognito in a clown costume. Thankfully, she's seen mostly sober (save for alcoholism) in Halloween: 20 Years Later (The comic is in the H20 continuity).
- Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Offscreen before the events of 4, and again 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.
- In Halloween (2018), while just as, if not more paranoid and fearful than in H20, she's been preparing herself for 40 years to finish off Michael once and for all.
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 badass at doing it.
- Actor Allusion: Loomis being a WWII veteran who had been a POW of the Luftwaffe in the H20 canon comic series is possibly a nod to his actor's previous role in The Great Escape, where he had also played a British POW in a Luftwaffe POW camp (though unlike Colin Blythe, Loomis survives the film).
- All for Nothing:
- Loomis spends the fourth film trying to stop Michael from killing people. After he hitches a ride with Reverend Sayer, the latter warns him that damnation cannot be killed like a man can. Although Michael is eventually stopped thanks to Meeker, Jamie stabs her stepmother and seemingly inherits the damnation that Sayer warned Loomis about, the latter being the first person to discover her attack. Since the core reason for Loomis wanting Michael is to prevent him from hurting others, he failed to achieve that goal per Jamie following in her uncle's footsteps.
- The fifth film has Loomis trying to get Jamie to use her telepathic powers to help him find Michael. She eventually agrees to his plan and Michael chases after Jamie. Loomis uses her to lure Michael into a trap and he beats Michael while shouting for him to die. While this technically stops Michael's killing spree for the night, as he is taken to the police department in his weaken state, Wynn bursts him out of jail and abducts Jamie, with Loomis failing to stop him permanently (as he had intended) and being unable to protect Jamie.
- Alone with the Psycho: A scene in Halloween 5 has Loomis confronting Michael by himself and making a plea for him to have a positive relationship with Jamie.
- Ambiguous Situation: Michael never tries to kill Loomis. At worst, he will attack him in a non-fatal way, and this only happens when he gets in the way of his going after Laurie or Jamie. Some have speculated that this is due to Michael having some respect for Loomis as the only person who was able to understand how evil he was. Others theorize Michael has come to, in his own twisted way, care about Loomis because of how long they have known each other and consistently sparing him from his killing spree is the closest thing to kindness he can show another person.
- Anti-Hero: Loomis is this on his worst days, such as in Revenge of Michael Myers where he was more than 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.
- Bad Liar: Loomis lies to Jamie when he affirms that theyll be safe after pulling the alarm at her school. She sees through his claim instantly.
- Badass Bookworm: Michael's arch-enemy and a professional psychologist.
- Badass Longcoat: An impressively stylish beige one.
- Bald Head of Toughness: The series' leading badass has not a hair upon his head. He's bald and keeps going despite all the beatings and injuries he endures.
- Berserk Button: Whenever someone doubts that Michael is as dangerous as Loomis says he is, expect him to respond in a shouting tone.
- Beyond Redemption: He tried for years to help Michael overcome his violent urges. However by the main events of the first film, Loomis eventually admits that it was all in vain, and that Michael has to be stopped by any means necessary.
- Big Damn Heroes: In the original film, just as Laurie is struggling against Michael and she falls to the floor after ripping off Michael's mask, Loomis runs up the staircase of the Doyle house and sees Michael donning his mask again. Loomis shoots him away from her and then enough times for him to fall off a balcony.
- Big Good: He is the face of the force of good in the franchise, for being Michael's Arch-Enemy.
- Big "NO!": He gives one out in the ending of Halloween 4 after realizing that Jamie has stabbed her stepmother.
- Bus Crash: Due to the death of Donald Pleasance, Dr. Loomis is stated to have died in between films in H20 and the 2018 installment.
- Cavalry Betrayal: Invokes, but then subverts this when he appears to betray Jamie by offering her to Michael when he's really holding her to lure him into a trap.
- 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.
- Celibate Hero: Throughout the original film series, Loomis is never shown having any interest in a love life. The comic Halloween: Sam details his romantic interest in Elizabeth Worthington, who he meets during WWII and last sees five years before Michael stabs Judith.
- The Chosen One: In the Producer's Cut of 6, Wynn asserts that it has always been Loomis's destiny to join the Cult of Thorn and that he needs him.
- Cool Old Guy: 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!
- Combat Pragmatist: Loomis knows Michael cannot be either seriously harmed or killed without weaponry and will use anything that can help accomplish this. He sets off the explosion in Halloween 2 with the estimation that Michael has never been caught in fire and despite it not killing him as Loomis intended, the gambit succeeds in ending his rampage for the night.
- Conspicuous Gloves: In 4 and 5, Loomis wears a pair of black gloves as to hide the scarring on his hands from being exposed.
- Covered with Scars: After trying to kill Michael in a fire in the second film, he shows up in 4 and 5 with a limp and burn scars on one cheek and his hands, which he hides with Conspicuous Gloves. His scars disappear in the sixth film as a result of getting plastic surgery and skin grafts.
- Crazy-Prepared: In the fifth film, he set a trap involving a heavy, metal chain net attached to a rope to drop on Michael. Then he shoots him 3-4 times with a tranquilizer gun, before it's snatched away. Then he grabs a 2x4 and beats Michael with it. It works.
- Creepy Good: In 4, 5, and 6, he's still the Big Good, but now he is covered in burn marks (less so in 6), walks with a limp and is undergoing Sanity Slippage.
- Demoted to Extra: In the sixth film.
- Determinator: He'd have to be to keep up a conflict with Michael.
- Flaw Exploitation: Loomis uses Michael's obsession with killing Jamie and slow walking to lure him into a trap he set up in the Myers house.
- Friend to All Children: He tries to protect any and all children from Michael.
- In the first film, he scares Lonnie away from going into the Myers house when his friends are daring him to go inside.
- In the fourth and fifth films, he protects Jamie from Michael by any means necessary.
- Good Is Not Soft: Loomis is a major example of this trope, given his willingness to kill Michael and threaten those that get in his way of putting him down.
- Greater-Scope Paragon: He is this in the films made after his actor Donald Pleasance's death, as he was the Big Good of the films and references to him were made in his absence following the character's Bus Crash.
- Gun Nut: His Weapon of Choice for the first two films is a Smith and Wesson Model 15, but switches over to a Smith and Wesson 639 pistol with pearl grips for his next two appearances.
- Handicapped Badass: In the Thorn trilogy, he has a limp thanks to injuries he took in the explosion in the second film.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Implied to be disliked by Haddonfield citizens and cops in Halloween 4 due to his association with Michael's killing spree in the first two films, despite Loomis doing his best to stop him.
- Heroic Lineage: Jamie's mother, Laurie, was stalked by Michael before she was born, though was polar opposite of her brother in being a good person. Jamie inherits her goodness.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Tries to pull this off in Halloween 2 to kill himself and Michael, but it fails and they both survive.
- Heroic Second Wind: Falls to the ground and appears dead after being stabbed by Michael in Halloween 2, but recovers to get up and help Laurie.
- He Who Fights Monsters: Dangerously comes close in becoming this as he starts to use unethical tactics to fight Michael in the later films.
- History Repeats:
- Seems to be what goes through Loomis's mind at the end of Halloween 4. He knows that Michael first killed as a child on Halloween night and Loomis sees the sight of the bloodstained Jamie after she has stabbed her stepmother twenty-five years later, reacting by screaming in horror after believing Michael was finally gone.
- In the events leading up to the first film, Loomis was assigned to the mute Michael after the latter stabbed his sister and by his own admission was the only one who recognized what he truly was. In Halloween 5, Loomis is assigned to the mute Jamie after she stabbed her stepmother and has other staff unable to recognize her true disability, such as when a doctor incorrectly concludes that Jamie is dying during one of her convulsions.
- Holding Hands: A hallmark of Loomis helping someone is that he holds their hand while they are together.
- In the second film, after Michael gets back up, Laurie grabs onto Loomis in fear and leads him away by taking his hand.
- In the fourth film, when Loomis finds Jamie alone and requests she lead them to the schoolhouse for safety from Michael, Loomis holds her hand the entire time they walk there and while they go inside.
- Hope Bringer: After getting Steven, Tommy is so relieved to see Loomis that he thanks God.
- Hurting Hero: By the time of Halloween 4, Loomis has spent ten years watching over the patient he unsuccessfully tried to stop from killing people and has had to look at his scars from the night that haunts him every day. But despite his physical pain, and his past failure, he still does everything he can to save Jamie from Michael.
- Ignored Expert: Nobody takes his warnings about Michael seriously until it's too late. To be fair, asserting that a patient is or has "pure evil" isn't likely to convince too many people.
- Improvised Weapon: Usually when his gun is unavailable.
- Out of ammo and wounded, Loomis uses the gas valves in the hospital and a lighter to put Michael's murder spree to an end for the night in Halloween 2.
- When Michael grabs his tranquilizer gun, and shows that it hasn't fully-weakened him, Loomis rips a plank of wood off the walls of the Myers house and begins beating Michael with it.
- Intergenerational Friendship: In the sixth film, Loomis refers to the young adult Tommy as an "old friend" when Wynn asks him who he is.
- "It" Is Dehumanizing: As per his not-unjustified belief that Michael is evil incarnate, he calls Michael "it" on more than one occasion.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He has his moments (loudly and more rudely telling Nurse Marion to stay quiet when she was not so loud in voicing a concern in the second movie - him causing the accidental death of Ben Tramer, though out of desperation - or him going off the deep end and cornering a traumatized Jamie Lloyd in Revenge), but he's definitely on the side of good.
- Jump Scare:
- On the receiving end of one in the original film when Brackett comes behind him and grabs him.
- Gives one to Jamie when he comes up from behind her after she has run away from Michael in the fourth film. He gives her another one in 5 when she and Billy are fleeing Michael after his unsuccessful attempts to kill them with his car.
- Just in Time: Comes to Laurie's aid just as she is being attacked by Michael in the original.
- The Leader: Loomis is able to coerce multiple sheriffs and policemen to follow along with his plans. Brackett looks for Michael with him during the first two films, Meeker abides by his plan of finding Jamie in the fourth film and a plot involving using Jamie as bait in the fifth film.
- Legendary in the Sequel: He goes from having to introduce himself to the Haddonfield sheriff in the original to being instantly recognized by the new sheriff ten years later in the fourth film.
- Light Is Good: In contrast to Michael's dark coveralls, he wears a biege trenchcoat.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Especially when it comes to important information about Michael.
- Because the records were sealed until after the events of the first film, Loomis never knew that Michael had a younger, still-living sister until Marion Chambers brought him up to speed on the governor unsealing them.
- Loomis confronts Hoffman for not notifying him that Michael was being transferred.
- Made of Iron: Survived a large explosion, has been tossed around, slashed and stabbed by Michael, and even beat Michael Myers down while in his 70's and having a stroke (which he survived).
- 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.
- On top of that, he's a lowly psychiatrist. If Brackett wants to blame anyone it should be Loomis' bosses, because they refused to listen to how dangerous Michael was.
- My Greatest Failure: In the Producer's Cut of the sixth film, Loomis admits trying to understand Michael was this for him.Loomis: For fifteen years, I've been obsessed to find out what was going on inside of him. It's been my life work, and my ultimate failure.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: Jamie tries contacting Loomis through a radio station while she is fleeing Michael. Loomis hears her but cannot respond, and never gets to speak to her directly due to her being killed by Michael in the theatrical cut and shot in the head by Wynn in the Producer's Cut.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Loomis, through no fault of his own, encounters a homicidal boy who he tries for years to reach. After Michael breaks out, Loomis goes out of his way to stop him from killing more people and his reward is being written off as hysterical when he warns people, being wounded by Michael almost every time they see each other, and sometimes even being blamed for what Michael does.
- Not Afraid to Die: Shows this consistently throughout the series.
- Loomis, without backup from Brackett, charges into the Doyle house and shoots Michael as he sees the latter attacking Laurie. He then confronts Michael in another room, alone, before shooting him.
- When Loomis lights the fire at the hospital that blows himself and Michael up in the second film, he does so without any sign of second-thought or hesitation, just calmly telling Michael that it's time.
- In the fourth film, when he discovers Michael at the filling station, he comes over to him and makes a plead for him to leave the people of his hometown alone, even offering his own life.
- Loomis dismisses the orders of officers so that he can confront Michael alone. When they meet, Loomis comes close to Michael, who is holding a knife, and while he himself is unarmed with any immediate way to defend himself.
- Offscreen Teleportation: Being thrown through a glass door at Jamie's school is where Loomis is last seen in 4 before Michael's defeat. The opening of 5 reveals that he was holding Jamie while Michael was being shot by Meeker, despite seemingly having no way of getting there as his car had been destroyed earlier in the movie.
- 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.
- Passing the Torch: Halloween 6 writer Daniel Farrands stated his intent for Loomis to pass the torch of hunting Michael to Tommy in the film.
- Properly Paranoid: Others viewed a young Michael as a disturbed boy who could not get too far in a minimum-security prison. Loomis viewed him as a monster carrying pure evil, just waiting to strike. Guess who was right.
- Psychic Link: Has a one-sided one with Michael during Halloween 5, allowing her to sense when he is around.
- Reluctant Warrior: She spends most of 5 trying to not get involved in Loomis's attempts to stop Michael and just enjoy Halloween before being driven to want him dead.
- 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' 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.
- Scars Are Forever: Subverted. Unlike 4 and 5, Loomis is not depicted with scars in the sixth film, the Producer's Cut explaining that he had surgery to get rid of them.
- Secret-Keeper: Loomis and Marion are the only ones to know Laurie is still alive after she fakes her death in the H20 timeline.
- Significant Wardrobe Shift: Unlike the past four films, Loomis does not wear his trench coat while hunting Michael in 6. This is to illustrate that he has retired and moved on in the years since Michael and Jamie were last seen.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: He is seen wearing glasses at the start of the sixth film.
- Supporting Leader: He spends most of the original hunting Michael down and gets top billing, but he isn't the lead character.
- Sympathy for the Devil: In the Producer's Cut of the sixth film, Loomis approaches Michael as he lays on the ground and with a mournful tone tells him that it's all over before he pulls off his mask and realizes it's Wynn.
- 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.
- 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]"
- The Thing That Would Not Leave: He is viewed this way by Hoffman, who tells those transporting Michael's body that he hopes Loomis will either transfer, retire, or die after Michael is gone.
- This Cannot Be!: His initial reaction to seeing that Michael has disappeared after being shot off the balcony in the original film.
- Together in Death: The Halloween: Sam comic sees Loomis die of a heart attack next to the corpse of his recently-deceased old friend Elizabeth Worthington.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Is more calm in the sixth film than the prior installment.
- Tough Love: His treatment of Jamie in 5. He shouts at Jamie when she does not comply with his orders to reveal where Michael is by using her psychic link with him. Though this is harsh, he does it because he believes she is the only one who can truly help find where Michael is and he wants to find him to prevent Michael from killing others, including her. He also does take her feelings into account, as he specifically telephones Rachel after she senses Michael is around her and has officers to follow Tina when she refuses to stay at the clinic with Jamie.
- Tragic Hero: Loomis was just a normal psychiatrist who happened to encounter a child who murdered his sister for no reason besides him being pure evil and tries to stop him from continuing his killing sprees as an adult. For his troubles, Loomis has burn scars, a bad reputation among law enforcement, and walks with a limp.
- Tragic Keepsake: The scars on his body remind him of the hospital explosion at the end of the second film.
- Two-Faced: Loomis has half of his face scarred in both 4 and 5 and it is implied that most of his body has scarring from the hospital fire.
- Uncertain Doom: In The Curse of Michael Myers, both cuts give uncertain fates for him as he reenters the abandoned Smith's Grove to finish Michael. The Theatrical Cut ends with his screaming with the implication Michael finally killed him, while the Producer's Cut has him find Dr. Wynn on the floor in Michael's place, who passes the Curse of Thorn onto him as Michael escapes, much to Loomis' horror.
- Weapon of Choice: The ending of Halloween 4 sees Jamie use a pair of scissors when she attacks her stepmother.
- Wild Card: Loomis is on the side of good, but expect him to do just about anything to stop Michael.
- His holding an officer and Marion at gunpoint in the second film. He only does this after finding out Laurie and Michael are siblings and to get to the former before Michael can kill her.
- After Meeker orders Jamie be taken to a police station for her own safety, and officer Charlie Bloch agrees to comply with this order, Loomis locks Bloch and Jamie in the room while he confronts Michael alone.
- 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. However, Nurse Patsey rightfully calls him out when he is downright scaring Jamie in Halloween 5.
- Why Won't You Die?: Shouts for Michael to die as he beats him with wood in the fifth film.
- Would Hit a Girl: Implied by Loomis when he has Marion at gunpoint in Halloween 2. He has no qualms about Jamie's gender when he raises his gun to her after seeing that she has stabbed her stepmother.
- Would Hurt a Child: During the ending of Halloween 4, a terrified Loomis raises his gun to shoot Jamie after he realizes she has stabbed her stepmother. If Meeker had not wrestled the gun out of his hand, it is highly likely he would have shot Jamie.
- You Are What You Hate: Dr. Hoffman invokes this in Loomis's first scene in 4 when the latter warns him about Michael.Dr. Hoffman: I've said this before. I think you're the one who needs mental help.
- You Can't Go Home Again: Tells a crying Jamie she cannot return to her house since Michael would come there for her.
- You Shall Not Pass!: Declares this to Bloch when the latter and Jamie try to leave the Myers house so he can insure Michael comes.
Jamie Lloyd/Jamie Carruthers
Nine-year old orphan daughter of Laurie Strode, who is Michael's main target throughout Halloween 4 and 5.
- Aborted Arc: Quite a few.
- The fourth film's ending of Jamie stabbing her stepmother led to considerations to have her replace Michael and be the main antagonist of the fifth film. This idea was rejected by series producer Moustapha Akkad, who felt that the then twelve-year-old Danielle Harris would not be convincing as a killer but also could not replace her since he had promised she would come back to play the character in the sequel to 4.
- Daniel Farrands wanted a script where Jamie survives the sixth film and in a seventh film, which would be a sequel unlike the eventual H20, she would be hunted down by Haddonfield civilians and offered as a sacrifice for Michael's crimes, only to be saved by her mother. Akkad rejected this script because he believed Jamie Lee Curtis would never come back to the Halloween franchise.
- After H20 and Resurrection, a movie centered around introducing Jamie into the franchise's second timeline was considered. It would have had Jamie fight Michael at the start and be taken to a hospital, where a nurse would botch her blood storage by giving some of her blood to other people there, who Michael would target since they were now technically part of his bloodline.
- Adapted Out: Laurie's first child does not make an appearance in any of the timelines after the original one.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Jamie shows this when, after Rachel is rendered unconscious and Michael begins pursuing her from the Meeker house, she runs down the street begging for someone to help her. Later, after Loomis gets thrown through a glass door by Michael at the schoolhouse, Jamie knocks on the other doors begging for someone's aid.
- All of the Other Reindeer: She's bullied at school because of her deceased mother and Serial Killer uncle.
- Alone with the Psycho: Twice with Michael.
- This is the case when Jamie runs from Michael as he incapacitates Loomis by throwing him through a glass door in Halloween 4. A crying Jamie looks around and it appears Michael has left her alone, only to see him standing in a corner with his knife. Their alone time is cut short by Rachel, who is able to get Jamie away from him.
- In Halloween 5, Michael kills Charlie Bloch, the officer assigned to protect Jamie. He stalks Jamie throughout the Myers house without any opposition and she even makes a last second move to save herself when she addresses him as "Uncle" and asks to see his face. Loomis comes to her rescue and she is with either him or officers anytime she's with Michael for the rest of the film.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Jamie is shown having a vision of Michael at the start of 4, despite having never met him or seen what he looks like.
- Ambiguous Situation:
- Her psychic powers allow her to see when Michael is killing someone. Yet when she discovers Rachel's corpse, she is surprised. This could mean she either did not see the killing in this instance, with her powers only making the murders clear in certain instances, or she did not want to believe Rachel was really dead until she saw the body.
- The sixth film reveals that the Man in Black was responsible for getting Michael to kill his family so that he could maintain his superhuman abilities. It is unclear if Wynn tried to get Jamie to follow down her uncle's path when it appeared he was dead, as he would later try doing with Danny in the sixth film.
- Animal Lover: She is shown with a pet that she is very fond of in both 4 and 5. Both end up murdered by Michael, and she even stumbles across the corpse of the one in the fifth film.
- Audience Surrogate: Jamie is the sympathetic, normal kid who the audience can easily identify with.
- Ax-Crazy: Shortly after becoming possessed by Michael, she loses any semblance of innocence or morality and stabs her stepmother. When confronted by Loomis, Rachel, Meeker, and her stepfather, all she does is stare at them and breathe heavily.
- The Baby of the Bunch: The youngest member of the Carruthers family.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason Jamie cares so much for Tina. Tina would regularly come to visit her in the year between 4 and 5, even at the expense of her romantic relationship with Mike. At a time when she was alienated for both being related to Michael and stabbing her stepmother, Jamie became very fond of Tina in that time together.
- Being Good Sucks: She gets hit with this trope severely in Halloween 5. First, she is still dealing with the fallout of stabbing her stepmother while possessed by Michael and has to see the current activities of the man who put her where she is now thanks to their psychic link. She also gets blamed for the attack despite it being out of her control. Then Rachel dies and after she goes out of her way to stop the same thing from happening to Tina, she dies too.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Jamie is a nice kid who is loving to her stepfamily and anyone else that is decent to her. This makes it all the more surprising when she stabs her stepmother, who had no way of seeing the attack coming until it was too late.
- Blood from the Mouth: The theatrical cut of 6 has Jamie bleeding from the mouth after Michael impales her.
- Breeding Slave: The Cult of Thorn forces her to have a baby as part of their studies into the power of Thorn and seeing if they can replicate Michael's pure evil.
- Jamie's first and last scenes in Halloween 4 feature her in the Carruthers house at night. The first scene has her staring outside and talking to Rachel about her vulnerabilities with regard to not feeling loved like a real sister. The last scene, after Jamie stabs her stepmother, features her standing in place showing no emotion, a complete contrast of her earlier vulnerability.
- The first scene of the original film has Michael stab his sister after the viewer watches from his perspective and ends with him silently holding his weapon. The last scene of the fourth film has Jamie stabbing her stepmother after the viewer watches from his perspective and ends with Jamie silently holding her weapon.
- Jamie's first and last scenes in Halloween 5 feature her alone and in distress in relation to Michael. The first scene is her waking from bed after Michael has killed the hermit that took care of him for a year. The last scene is Jamie standing and crying in the police station after seeing that the officers have been murdered and Michael is free again.
- Boom, Headshot!: In the Producer's Cut of Curse, Dr. Wynn shoots her in the head.
- Boyish Short Hair: She cut her hair short in the six years with the Cult of Thorn.
- Big "NO!": She gives one out when she sees Rachel's corpse in the Myers house in Halloween 5.
- Break the Cutie: Two films worth of being hunted by her evil uncle leave Jamie traumatized and broken, culminating in her abduction and death in the sixth film.
- The Cameo: Jamie, along with the Thorn symbol and a scarred Loomis, appears in an H20 timeline comic where an adult Tommy Doyle draws the events of 4 to 6 as a comic story.
- Cannot Spit It Out: During the scene where Jamie has a convulsion after Michael picks up Tina, she cannot form the words to tell Loomis and the others where she is.
- Can't Get Away with Nuthin': She refuses to help Loomis look for Michael by using her psychic powers. Because of this he's not there to help her when she's attacked by Michael and Tina sacrifices herself for her.
- Character Development:
- Although terrified of Michael through all of her appearances, the level of fear she has for him decreases significantly between the fourth and fifth films, as she always ran away from him in the fourth film while she speaks directly to him and even tries touching him in the fifth one.
- She also goes from believing he can die to no longer thinking this after seeing him survive the shooting Meeker and the other cops give him in the fourth film and the abuse he takes from Loomis in the fifth.
- Characterization Marches On: Halloween 4 ends with Jamie stabbing her stepmother and a silent, remorseless Jamie seemingly being set up as the new killer of the franchise. The next film reveals that she was under the possession of her uncle and she never shows any signs of villainy again.
- Cheerful Child: Jamie shows this during Halloween 5, as she smiles when Tina comes to visit her and is shown to be very happy when getting a new costume.
- Children Forced to Kill: Michael possessing her forces Jamie to stab her stepmother.
- Clothing Damage:
- In Halloween 4, her clown costume gets ripped on the side while Michael is trying to get to her at the Meeker house.
- Her pink dress in Halloween 5 gets ripped up while she is running from Michael as the latter drives a car.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: To Laurie.
- Laurie is a teenager; Jamie is a child.
- Laurie was depicted with multiple friends of her own age while Jamie is not seen with any friends of the same age (at least until the fifth film).
- Laurie protected herself from Michael; Jamie is protected from Michael.
- Laurie did not wear a costume for Halloween while Jamie does.
- Laurie started off not knowing she was related to Michael while Jamie started off knowing Michael was her uncle.
- Although they both encounter Dr. Loomis, Laurie only meets Loomis twice, and both times at the end of the film in the first and second movies; Jamie meets Loomis multiple times throughout the fourth film.
- While both know the sheriff's daughter, Laurie is friends with Annie while Jamie is neutral toward Kelly.
- Laurie dies in a car accident after spending her last years with no torment from Michael; Jamie dies by Michael after spending six years hidden away with him.
- Laurie did not have a child until she was an adult while Jamie had one as a teen. And while both become mothers, Laurie has a daughter while Jamie has a son.
- Cool Mask: The mask she wears in 4 covers her eyes and has a red nose, though she only wears it once before the ending.
- Cute Is Evil: What the town of Haddonfield believes her to be in 5.
- Cute Mute: For most of 5.
- Deadpan Snarker: She can be pretty snarky at times. In Halloween 4, she says this to Rachel when she doesn't want to babysit Jamie.Jamie: I'm sorry I ruined everything. If I wasn't here, you can go out.
Sheriff Ben Meeker: He'll stay 'till the day he dies.Jamie: He'll never die.
- And in the ending of Halloween 5, where the police lock up Michael in a maximum security facility.
- Decoy Protagonist: The sixth film starts with her screaming and being pursued by Michael while appearing to set up that Tommy and Dr. Loomis are going to come to her aid. Instead, she dies in the first act and the film focuses on the latter two, Kara, and Danny.
- Defiant Captive: We don't see much of her time with the Cult of Thorn, but we see her curse the Man in Black and escape with the help of a midwife.
- Defiant to the End: In the theatrical cut of 6, Jamie tells Michael that he cannot have her son as her last words.
- Demoted to Extra: After the fourth and fifth films chronicle her avoiding Michael's attempts to kill her, she is killed in the first act of the theatrical cut of The Curse.
- Despair Event Horizon: Crosses it by the end of Halloween 5. The third act of the film starts with Tina's death, Jamie finding the corpse of Rachel, and realizing Michael has escaped from incarceration right after being put behind bars. All she can do is stand in place and cry.
- Didn't See That Coming: She was surprised to see Michael for the first time when she was getting her costume (and he was reassembling his own).
- Doom Magnet: Being the niece of of evil incarnate means having almost everyone that is around you or tries to protect you get killed. By the end of her life, Jamie left her foster parents with two dead daughters, Loomis with the guilt of knowing he could not protect her from Michael and the Cult of Thorn, and her son without a mother. The most heartbreaking thing of all is that if she had not been adopted, Rachel would have lived, as she never would have protected Jamie and thus become a target for Michael through her intervention. This also means Tina would have lived, given that Michael only followed her to get to Jamie.
- Easily Forgiven: While random Haddonfield citizens don't trust her, this is the case with Rachel and Dr. Loomis, who are convinced she only stabbed her stepmother because of Michael controlling her at the time.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: She's quite pale, has dark hair, and comes off as quite creepy at times in the fifth film.
- Emotion Suppression: Jamie stands wordless after stabbing her stepmother, apparently indifferent to what she has done.
- Establishing Character Moment: In the fourth film, we're introduced to Jamie as she stares out a window and she asks Rachel if she loves her like a real sister, showing her insecurity over the loss of her birth parents and lack of a place of belonging.
- Even Evil Has Standards: After stabbing her stepmother, a knife holding Jamie sees Loomis downstairs. One would think if she is now fully evil, she would attack him. Instead she lowers her weapon and just stares at him as he screams in horror. It can be implied that she did not attack him because she was grateful for his efforts to save her that night.
- Exploring the Evil Lair: Throughout the series, Michael goes back to the Myers house. In 5, while she is fleeing Michael, Jamie looks around and sees the coffin that Michael stole from a cemetery and is planning to put her in if he successfully kills her. She also sees the corpses of Tina's boyfriend Mike, her dog, and Rachel.
- Expy: Of Tommy Jarvis from Friday the 13th. Both are children characters introduced in the fourth installment of their series who have an older sister that protects them from a silent killer. They play an instrumental role in the defeat of the villain and the film they're introduced in ends with it appearing that they will follow in the footsteps of the now-deceased antagonist.
- FaceHeel Turn: Subverted. The ending of Halloween 4 depicts Jamie as having begun to follow in her uncle's footsteps as a new murderer before the following film reveals she was just under his possession.
- Final Girl: Of Halloween 4 (shared status with her foster sister Rachel) and 5.
- Freak Out: Happens a few times.
- She has one after her nightmare of Michael coming in her room to grab her, requiring the Caruthers to dash to her aid and comfort her.
- After Michael kills everyone in the Carruthers house, and she thinks Rachel is dead from trying to save her, Loomis finds her outside as she cries over what's happened.
- When she finds the body of Rachel in the Myers house and lets out a scream of terror. It's made worse by the fact that Jamie tried to warn her about Michael being in their house and the last time they spoke, Rachel assured her she was fine.
- Friendless Background: In Halloween 4, Jamie is never shown being friendly or getting along with her classmates who tease her for her relation to Michael and her mother's death. It can be inferred she was still made fun of for being related to Michael when Laurie was still alive and they used the latter's death as another excuse to pick on Jamie.
- The Friends Who Never Hang: Implied to be the case with her and Tina's friend Samantha. Samantha knows who Jamie is and that Tina visits her, but never is shown visiting her in 5.
- To Dr. Loomis. Both of them are connected to Michael in some way. However, Loomis is not related to Michael and has years of experience with him. Jamie in contrast is related to Michael and had never met him before the events of the fourth film.
- To Tommy Doyle. Both of them first meet Michael when they are kids and are protected by a female teenager, who later dies prematurely. Both are left traumatized after surviving Michael, Tommy being a recluse obsessed with Michael while Jamie is institutionalized and has a telepathic link with him after being possessed by him. Where they differ is that Tommy is never directly targeted by Michael while Jamie remains the subject of her uncle's efforts to end his bloodline. They also are different in their fates; Tommy lives to fight another day while Jamie dies.
- Foreshadowing: Jamie picks a clown costume and holds it up to herself in a mirror, a brief flash of Michael as a child in the clown costume he wore when he stabbed his sister appearing. This foreshadows her eventual stabbing her of stepmother at the end of the film.
- Gaining the Will to Kill: The effect of being controlled by Michael. Jamie is never shown as being violent, let alone homicidal, and that all changes during the fourth film's ending.
- Generation Xerox: To all three Myers siblings.
- She starts off as one for Michael. Both are introduced as young children in a family with an older sister and when Jamie picks her Halloween costume, a clown outfit, there's even a flash of Michael as he appeared in the opening scene of the original film. The film's ending, Jamie stabbing her stepmother while wearing the clown costume, deliberately invokes Michael's murder of his sister Judith and sets up the idea that she will follow in his footsteps. Halloween 5 begins with Jamie mute, something that Michael has been for years.
- Jamie is similar to Laurie in being pursued by Michael and him killing people in his quest to get to her. They are both somewhat aloof and noted for their differences with their peers, as Jamie was teased by her schoolmates while Laurie was made fun of by Annie for being uninterested in boys. They both are saved by Dr. Loomis, who rushes to their aid as to try and prevent Michael from harming them. They both survive multiple encounters with Michael just to eventually die prematurely and leave behind a young child who becomes Michael's next target in their place.
- Halloween 5 invokes this with Judith, as Jamie is made to sit in her late aunt's room and brush her hair in a trap set by Loomis to invoke Michael's memories of his past. Jamie also has brown hair like Judith. Given the events of 6, where Michael finally succeeds in killing Jamie, she also parallels Judith in being a female teenage relative of Michael that he kills.
- Good Counterpart: To Michael. Both are introduced as children, depicted as wearing clown costumes on Halloween night, and have an older sister. They both also have their first bout of violence as a kid with Michael stabbing his sister to death and Jamie stabbing her stepmother. The difference is that while Michael gave into his homicidal urges and became a recurring threat to Haddonfield, Jamie's only act of violence was while under his position and never does this of her own accord.
- The Hero: Of the fourth and fifth films.
- The Hero Dies: Meets her end at Michael's hands in the sixth film.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: In 5, some people in the town of Haddonfield blames her for Michael's possession of her at the end of the last movie.
- Heroes Love Dogs: In complete contrast to her uncle.
- Hourglass Plot: The first film begins with Michael fleeing Smith's Grove so he can go to Haddonfield so he can begin his murder spree. The sixth film begins with Jamie escaping Smith's Grove so she can go to Haddonfield, although this is different since she wants Loomis's help to protect herself and her baby.
- Hurting Hero: In 5, Jamie has convulsions that leave her tossing and turning and which look so painful that they convince medical professionals that she is dying.
- Iconic Outfit: The clown costume she wears in Halloween 4, so much so that it's been replicated and sold as a real-life costume.
- Iconic Sequel Character: One of the most popular characters in the franchise and introduced in the fourth film.
- I Got Bigger: Between the end of 5 and the start of 6, Jamie goes from a child to a teenager and is much taller than she was introduced as.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Getting teased by her classmates for things she can't control like her mom being dead and her uncle being Michael Myers cause her to want to fit in so she can make friends, which is why she quickly changes her mind from not wanting to trick-or-treat to getting a costume.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: She dies in the theatrical cut of The Curse when Michael impales her on tractor harrows.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: A central theme of Jamie's story is that she has similarities to Michael which may push her to act out the same murderous desire. The closest this comes to happening is her stabbing her stepmother, which is revealed to have only happened because she was under Michael's possession. Even upon being institutionalized and not saying a word like Michael before her, Jamie never comes close to willfully harming another person.
- Innocence Lost: Jamie is introduced as a sweet, polite child with only a few problems like missing her parents and being picked on at school. After her uncle kills people during Halloween, she becomes exposed to the reality of his terror and even indulges in it herself that same night when she attacks her stepmother. Even a year of being institutionalized does nothing to erase the effect her exposure to Michael had on her. In fact a second encounter only makes her more convinced she'll never be rid of him.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Dr. Loomis. He is the only person to be with her throughout the entirety of both of Michael's sprees to get her when she's a kid and she remembers this years later when she escapes the Cult of Thorn and tries to solicit his help while being hunted by Michael.
- Toward the beginning of Halloween 4, Jamie prays for various family members, including her stepmother. By the end of the film, as her stepmother draws her a bath, Jamie stabs her.
- Jamie leaves the clinic in 5 to find Tina so she can avoid her being killed by Michael. She finds Tina and ends up indirectly causing her death when Michael tries to attack her and Tina sacrifices herself for her.
- It's Personal: After Michael kills Tina, one of the friends she grew close to in the year between the fourth and fifth films, this causes a distraught Jamie to finally agree to assist Loomis with a trap for him.
- Killing Intent: Jamie goes along with Loomis's trap in 5 because she wants Michael dead.
- Last of His Kind: By the start of Halloween 4, Jamie is the last living relative of Michael.
- Legacy Character: In the sense that she inherits the role of her mother as the relative that Michael kills people to get to.
- Made a Slave: The Cult of Thorn kidnaps Jamie right after the ending of the fifth films and she remains locked away with Michael for six years.
- Mama Wolf: She goes out of her way to protect Steven from Michael when she flees from the Cult of Thorn.
- Mask of Confidence: Before Jamie stabs her stepmother, she makes sure to put on the mask for her costume. This is meant to mirror Michael wearing something to cover his face whenever he kills someone, but also can mean Jamie may not have tried attacking if she didn't have something to cover her face.
- Meaningful Name: She is named for her mother's portrayer Jamie Lee Curtis.
- Mirror Scare: In the fourth film, she sees a vision of Michael as a child wearing a clown costume similar to the one she just picked out and backs away, rubbing up against present-day Michael and screaming.
- Morality Pet: Jamie is the only person shown to snap Tina out of her playful fits and cause her to begin acting serious, especially when she thinks Jamie is in danger.
- No One Could Survive That!: Believed by Haddonfield to have died at the Man in Black's hand, when he massacred the police force in 5, at the start of the sixth film.
- No Social Skills: The one scene of her at school shows her retorting when mocked by her classmates for not having a costume and running away from them when they tease her.
- Not Quite Dead: The Producer's Cut of the sixth film features Jamie surviving getting stabbed in the stomach by Michael and surviving long enough to go to the hospital.
- Not So Stoic: When she's not having convulsions, Jamie is largely silent and reserved in Halloween 5. Then she becomes worried about Tina, and sees her die trying to save her from Michael.
- Odd Friendship: The quiet, reserved, and often sad Jamie has very little in common with the loud, boisterous, and outgoing Tina.
- Older and Wiser: In 6, Jamie is more well-spoken and is able to successfully outsmart Michael and free herself from captivity.
- Once Done, Never Forgotten: Haddonfield citizens do not forget her stabbing her stepmother, with one even throwing a rock through her window.
- Only Friend: Billy is the only friend she has at the clinic, as he is the only one living there seen visiting her and playing with Jamie.
- The Only One: Following Laurie's death before the events of Halloween 4, Jamie is Michael's only living relative for eight years.
- Opt Out:
- Jamie originally was not going to go trick-or-treating in 4, until her schoolmates teased her for not having a costume.
- She declined to help Loomis during his hunt for Michael a year later, and then one of her closest friends was murdered.
- Parental Abandonment: Both her parents were killed in a car accident, leaving her virtually alone (still having friends and allies by her side, not that they do her any good). In the Chaos Comics run - which ties her trilogy to the 'H20'' timeline - her mother faked her death and simply left her behind.
- Passing the Torch: Her son Steven becomes the new target of Michael after she dies.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: In the fifth film, Jamie wants Michael dead for all the deaths and pain he's caused.
- Pink Means Feminine: Wears a pink shirt in both the fourth and fifth films. She also has a pink dress in Halloween 5.
- Please Wake Up: After Rachel falls off the roof while protecting her, Jamie comes over to her and shakes her as she begs for her to wake up.
- Prone to Tears: The first two times she encountered Michael, Jamie was prone to this. Loomis became so frustrated with her lack of willingness to help him that he even points out that her crying won't help her stay away from her uncle.Loomis: Tears won't get you through him.
- Properly Paranoid: Many of her premonitions about Michael turn out true.
- She has a nightmare of Michael coming to get her in her room. Not only does Michael eventually come to get her the following day, he even visits her room and looks through her belongings to make sure she is Laurie's daughter.
- She screams when she sees Michael while getting her costume. Though it was brushed off by Rachel as Jamie being afraid of a mask, it turns out it wasn't a vision or nightmare like before, given that Michael wears the same mask he's seen donning for the rest of the film.
- She has a convulsion related to Michael being inside the Carruthers house while Rachel is there. Not only does Michael turn out to be inside the house, but her paranoia was justified because Rachel was attacked and killed a short time later.
- Psychic Powers: She shares a psychic connection with her uncle.
- Red Baron: After stabbing her stepmother, she becomes known as "The Evil Child".
- Red Herring: The ending sequence of 4, where Jamie stabs her stepmother, is designed to make it appear Michael is now in the house and silently targeting her. This is why the camera is a first-person perspective and we see a mask being donned before the attack, with the camera cutting away after Darlene is struck and screams.
- Red Is Heroic: Jamie wears a red and white clown costume throughout Halloween night in 4 and is unquestionably on the side of good until the ending.
- Redemption Quest: Halloween 5 director Dominque Othenin-Girard said Jamie's psychic powers in the movie were meant to give her a way to redeem herself after stabbing her stepmother by giving her an instrumental role in stopping Michael.
- Reformed, but Rejected: Freed from her uncle's control, Jamie is never violent again after the fourth film's climax, but is still blamed for what happened by some who live in Haddonfield.
- Refusal of the Call: Throughout 5, Loomis tries to get Jamie to help him with finding Michael so he can stop his newest murder spree. Traumatized from the events of the previous film and the past year of being institutionalized, Jamie will not answer him and even tries at one point to save the day herself, which indirectly leads to Tina's death.
- Retcon: The ending of 4 indicates Jamie will become the new killer of the series, but the following film reveals she was possessed by Michael and mostly ditches this plot point.
- Revenge: Her motive in the climax of Halloween 5. She agrees with Loomis's plot to trap Michael after he kills Tina. Not only does the plan not work, but Michael would have killed her if Loomis had not beaten him into unconsciousness.
- Running Gag: Loomis catching her by surprise while she is alone in the dark.
- Sacrificial Lion: Her death in the sixth movie causes Tommy and Loomis to begin hunting Michael and for the film's protagonists to look after her son so that Michael cannot kill the last member of his family.
- The Scapegoat: In the case of Halloween 5, Jamie is blamed for Michael's attempt at killing her stepmother while he possessed her. Her stepparents sought to institutionalize her and Loomis works with her and realizes she was not herself when she attacked her stepmother.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: In Halloween 5, Jamie is supposed to stay at the clinic at all times. Her connection to Michael tips her off to his tailing Tina and this causes Jamie to flee the clinic to find her.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: She initially complies with Loomis's order to stay put when he goes to confront Michael, although she also has no problem listening to deputy Bloch's plan to escape through the window. While Michael is killing Bloch, she runs out of the room to get away from her murderous uncle.
- Sibling Team: Jamie and Rachel are this throughout 4 with Rachel being the one that comes up with ways of getting away from Michael and Jamie following her orders.
- Siblings Wanted: She wants to know if Rachel loves her like a real sister because she misses her parents and wants to return to having a real family.
- Single-Episode Handicap: Jamie's psychic powers, and the pain that come with them, are never mentioned again after 5.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Jamie is barely featured in the sixth film, but her escape triggers the plot as it bring Michael and the Cult of Thorn out of lurking in the shadows, and Loomis out of retirement.
- Sneaky Departure: Jamie was able to sneak out of the clinic to begin her search for Tina, partially because the two cops there were assigned by Loomis to follow Tina.
- Spider-Sense: The way her connection with Michael in the fifth film works. She becomes aware of Michael anytime he kills someone or is around a person that she cares about like Tina or Rachel and is often sent into a convulsion that leaves her twitching. Michael avoids being caught due to Jamie's powers not telling her specifically where he is before he hides and because with the exception of Loomis, most are doubtful of her claims.
- Stepford Smiler: Shows this when she pretends to be okay after Rachel finds her crying.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Invokes this after Michael pulls his mask off for her in the fifth film and she sees his face for the first time.Jamie: You're just like me.
- Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: In the sixth movie.
- Sympathy for the Devil: When Jamie holds Michael's hand after he is ran over by Rachel, she has a sorrowful look on her face.
- Taught by Experience: She seemed just as convinced as Loomis and Rachel that Michael had been killed at the end of 4, but the following film sees her admit that Michael will never die, a view she's adopted because she's seen him survive the impossible.
- Tears of Fear: Happens many times, usually when it has to do with Michael.
- She has a nightmare of Michael in her room and pulling her under a bed. When she wakes from it, Jamie is scared and crying to the point of needing to be consoled by her stepparents.
- After Loomis is attacked by Michael at the schoolhouse, Jamie calls for help before sitting on the ground and crying. She notices Michael is no longer around and then turns to see him and screams with a visible tear in her eye.
- Teen Pregnancy: In the sixth movie she is fifteen years old when she has her son Steven. As she was nine years of age in the fifth movie and six years have passed since then.
- Temporarily a Villain: After becoming possessed by her uncle, Jamie stabs her stepmother. She becomes good again by the start of the fifth film and never attacks anyone again.
- Tempting Fate: Jamie can be seen as doing this in 5 by going to the Myers house and purposely mirroring her aunt Judith, Michael's first victim.
- Thinking Out Loud: Jamie tells herself that she is okay when she is alone after running away from her bullying schoolmates.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Jamie is introduced as a sweet, caring kid. She spends the last seven years of her life being mocked by her classmates, despised by other people who live in Haddonfield, abducted by a cult, and hunted by her uncle until he eventually kills her.
- Trash Talk: Jamie trash talks her schoolmates when they tease her about not having a costume.
- Trauma Conga Line:
- In the span of a year, she loses her parents, begins living with the Carruthers who, try as they may, cannot fill the void that Jamie has for her real parents. At school, Jamie's peers treat her poorly for things out of her control like her mother being deceased and her uncle being an infamous killer who last operated before she was born. The teasing gets her to change her mind about trick-or-treating around the same time her uncle, who has just woken from his coma, has decided to kill her. After getting lost from her stepsister, she is taken to the sheriff's personal home, where everyone except for her and her stepsister dies. A group of disgruntled residents try to save her by driving her out of town, only to be picked off one-by-one. After it looks like her uncle is dead and she can finally rest, he possesses her and gets her to stab her stepmother, the same woman who's been raising her since her actual mother died.
- It manages to get worse a year later, after she's already lost her voice and become telepathically linked to a murderer. Her stepsister dies, after she tried to warn the latter about her uncle being in her vicinity and was not believed. Then, she enters another convulsion after sensing her uncle around another friend, who ends up dying anyway despite Jamie leaving the clinic and risking her own life to save her. Then, as part of a trap, she has to sit in her aunt's room, the same aunt who's death started her uncle's killing sprees, and mirror her. She is made to stay at the house after most of the cops that were there to protect her leave and the one officer still there gets murdered soon after. She has to run for her life from her uncle again and is seemingly betrayed by her psychiatrist, who offers her to her uncle. After the latter beats her uncle to death, Jamie is left with the unconscious bodies of an old man and his demonic patient. Right after she leaves the police station, and it looks like Michael is down for the count, she goes back inside and sees a room riddled with corpses.
- Undying Loyalty: To Tina. She goes out of her way to warn Tina about Michael and risks her own life to find her before Michael does.
- Unwitting Pawn: When Jamie flees from the Cult of Thorn and she and her baby are chased by Michael, she naturally tries to contact Dr. Loomis. Later in 6, Wynn reveals it was his intention to follow Loomis around because he knew Jamie would seek him out for help and that would lead him to the baby.
- Violence Really Is the Answer: Before agreeing to help him, Jamie pointedly asks Loomis if he can kill Michael after she tears up over Tina's death.
- 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.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Loomis asks Jamie why she's protecting Michael when she does not tell him where he is.
- White Shirt of Death: She wears a white hospital gown when she meets her end in the sixth film's theatrical cut.
- Writers Cannot Do Math: A line in Halloween 4 ("You going for a record here? The Seven-Year-Old Insomniacs' Hall of Fame?") confirms that Jamie is seven-years-old. However Halloween 5, which takes place one year later, has a line by Tina where she calls Jamie "a nine-year-old girl".
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: In the Producer's Cut, Wynn says this as he points a gun at her head while she lays unconscious in the hospital before he shoots her.
Michael's deceased older sister and his very first victim.
Played by: Sandy Johnson (the original film)
- Cain and Abel: She's the Abel to Michael's Cain.
- Death by Sex: She is killed just after getting it off with her boyfriend and is still half-nude when Michael kills her.
- Ms. Fanservice: She was only wearing panties when Michael killed her.
- Plot-Triggering Death: Her death opens the first film. Afterwards, Michael is sent to Smith's Grove Sanitarium until he escapes 15 years later.
Jamie'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.
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 mother's paranoia and pretends to go on a school trip when he throws a Halloween party that gets Michael's attention.
Played by: Josh Hartnett
- 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 occurred 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.
Introduced in the 1978 film
The Man in Black/(Dr. Terrence Wynn)
A 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.
- Adaptational Villainy: Mixes this with Adaptational Heroism. Depending on what cut of the sixth movie, Wynn is either a sincere believer of the Thorn curse and cult (Producers Cut) or arrogant prick with malicious intent like Michael who doesn't even believe in the cult he's supposedly leads.
- Big Bad: Leader of the cult of Thorn and makes Michael The Dragon during The Curse.
- 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.
- Cop Killer: Slaughters the entire Haddonfield police force in 5 to free Michael.
- 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 Mentor: To Michael, having helped groom Michael into who he is today. He also may have taught him how to drive.
- 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, and killed by Michael while he was at Smith's Grove several years before he escaped.
- 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.
- Hate Sink: Particularly in 6's theatrical cut, Wynn is a cold, arrogant and horrifically amoral scientist who impregnated multiple innocent women, including Jamie, with Michael's cells for his sick experiments in controlling evil. It's even implied he made Michael into the monster he is now. What's more,he doesn't even believe in his own cult's teachings and is just a power-hungry asshole trying to exploit the Shape's bloodlust for himself. While Michael Myers and the Silver Shamrock organization can be compelling and even entertaining in their mysterious evil, Dr. Wynn and his cult are just a group of repulsive wannabes who aren't missed when Michael does away with them.
- Kick the Dog: When he makes his first appearance in 5, he literally kicks a small dog while stepping off a bus.
- Killed Offscreen: Unlike the Producer's Cut of The Curse, where he dies onscreen, the theatrical cut of the film has him die offscreen near the end when Michael massacres the Cult of Thorn.
- The Man Behind the Man: He leads the Cult of the Thorn that empowered Michael. He was the one who mentored Michael, helped him escape in 1978 and direclty aides Michael throughout the fifth movie as a secret partner, freeing him from police custody at the end of the film.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: A psychologist who turns out to rival Michael in terms of evil.
- Nice Hat: Wears a dark fedora to go with his attire.
- Psycho Psychologist: He is a psychologist who is much of a lunatic as Michael.
- Silent Antagonist: In 5, he never says a word. He's much more talkative in his other appearances.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For Conal Cochran, since he's the aging, enigmatic leader of a mysterious cult-like organization who controls dark forces and initiates mass sacrifice on Halloween. Although as Michael himself demonstrates, he isn't nearly as competent.
- Uncertain Doom: Towards the climax of the sixth movie, when Michael goes after the cultists, Wynn is in the room when the massacre commences, but his own fate is never elaborated on. According to the script Wynn was decapitated by Michael, but they removed that scene from the final movie because there were plans to have him return in the seventh. However the seventh film would ignore the previous sequels, so Wynn's return never happens. However in the non canon Chaos Comics, that tie the 4-6 movies to H20 Wynn is shown to be still alive.
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.
Played by: Nancy Stephens
- Adaptational Badass: In Halloween Kills, she Took a Level in Badass and arms herself with a handgun and while she is killed by Michael like in H20, she at least went with some dignity as she goes down fighting.
- 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?"
- Dies Differently in Adaptation: She reappears in Halloween Kills and is still killed by Michael, just not with a Slashed Throat this time and instead went out with some dignity as she goes down fighting before getting stabbed to death by him unlike in H20 where she dies crying for help.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: A good example; She's a chainsmoker who lights up a lot.
- Platonic Life-Partners: To Loomis in the H20 continuity . She's his closest friend, helps him during his fruitless pursuits of Michael, and stays with him in his ailing years.
- Slashed Throat: How she's killed by Michael in the opening of H20.
- Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Twice. Killed by Michael in the opening of H20 and later in Kills.
- Took a Level in Badass: In Halloween Kills, she arms herself with a pistol and suffers a Dying Moment of Awesome as she went down fighting in contrast to her Undignified Death in H20.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She disappears in the 4-6 continuity and 2018 installment. However, she does reappears in H20 and is featured in comics set in the same universe. She's also slated to return in Halloween Kills.
Sheriff Leigh 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.
- Irrational Hatred: He blames Loomis for Michael getting out and killing Annie, despite it being completely not his fault. It's worse in the comic Halloween: The First Death Of Laurie Strode, where he acts antagonistic towards Loomis and treats him as if he killed those people himself; at one point he nearly attacks Loomis when he mentions Annie. Thankfully, he's implied to have out grown this trope, as he is later depicted asking Marion Chambers to sent his regards when Loomis is dying.
- Outliving One's Offspring: His daughter is among those slain by Michael in the first film.
- Police Are Useless: Downplayed. Brackett's not incompetent, but he is a typical small-town sheriff not really used to dealing with anything worse than vandalism and teenage mischief. A serial killer like Michael is completely beyond his ken, though to his credit he's at least willing to listen to Loomis and try to stop Michael.
- Put on a Bus: He retired to Florida between Halloween II and The Return of Michael Myers with presumably a similar situation happening in the other two timelines. 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.
- Averted in the Halloween: The First Death Of Laurie Strode, where he's adamant about Michael being dead and refuses to listen to Loomis, (mis)blaming him for Annie's death.
- Shout-Out: Shares a name with a renowned Science Fiction author and screenwriter.
- The Skeptic: He doubts Loomis' claims that Michael is truly pure evil.
- Sole Survivor: In the unrated edition of the second Rob Zombie film, Brackett is the only main character still alive, since Laurie is killed in that version.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In the Halloween: The First Death Of Laurie Strode towards Loomis.
One of Laurie Strode's best friends and the daughter of Sheriff Brackett. She was supposed to babysit Lindsey Wallace on the night of Michael's original murder spree.
Played by: Nancy Kyes (1978 film and 1981 sequel)
- Ascended Extra: The Zombieverse makes her a much more important character than the original film.
- The Cameo: Her corpse prominently appears in the second film when the authorities retrieve the corpses of Michael's victims.
- The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: Downplayed, but Annie, as the Sheriff's daughter, smokes pot and plans to abandon her babysitter duties for sex.
- Danger Takes A Back Seat: In the original film, Michael slits her throat from behind in her car.
- Deadpan Snarker: Has a very dry wit, which manifests when she makes fun of Michael as he stalks the girls.
- Death by Sex: She's killed on her way to have sex with her boyfriend in the original film. Double Subverted in the Zombieverse, where she survives Michael's rampage in the first film, only to die in the following one.
- Ms. Fanservice: Not as much as Lynda, but present in the original film when she has a Sexy Shirt Switch. More so in the Zombieverse where she has a sex scene with her boyfriend in the first film that gets interrupted by Michael.
- Slashed Throat: In the original film, Michael lures her into her car to slit her throat from behind the driver's seat.
- Spared by the Adaptation: She survives the first entry in the Zombieverse, in contrast to famously being the first of Laurie's friends to die in the original. Even if she dies in the second film, she is well ahead of her original counterpart by outliving her for two years.
- Stoners Are Funny: Has some comedic moments while high on marijuana in the original film.
- Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: She dies in the second Zombieverse film at Michael's hands, but still well outlives her original counterpart.
- White Shirt of Death: In the original film, she was wearing a white dress shirt when Michael kills her.
Lynda Van Der Klok
One of Laurie Strode's best friends who has a boyfriend named Bob and a cheerleader. Has something of a vapid and hedonistic personality.
Played by: P.J. Soles (1978 film)
- Adaptational Jerkass: In the Rob Zombie film, she is more of an Alpha Bitch in contrast to the vapid Valley Girl from the original, with it likely that Laurie and Annie are morality pets to her.
- Adaptational Modesty: She's wearing an open bathrobe when Michael kills her in the 1978 film, but the 2007 remake inverts this by having her completely naked when this happens.
- Asshole Victim: In the Rob Zombie film, where she is significantly cruder and more egotistical than the air headed original character.
- Book Dumb: She regulary forgets her books for school.
- CatchPhrase: Has a tendency to say "totally" in the original film.
- Composite Character: The 2007 version takes Annie's place as the first of the three girls to die and whose body is splayed out in front of Judith Myers' gravestone.
- Death by Sex: One of the most famous in the slasher genre.
- Dumb Blonde: She is shown to be very ditzy as she says she forgets her books for school.Lynda: So, who cares? I always forget my chemistry book and my math book, and my English book, and my, let's see, my French book, and... well, who needs books anyway? I don't need books. I always forget all my books. I mean, it doesn't really matter if you have your books or not... Hey, isn't that Devon Graham?
- Evil Phone: Michael strangles her with a phone cord in the original film.
- Lovable Jock: She's a cheerleader and one of Laurie's best friends.
- Ms. Fanservice: Both versions fulfill this role quite prominently.
- Pom-Pom Girl: She's supposed to be this, although the Rob Zombie film implies she got kicked off.
- Slashers Prefer Blondes: Both incarnations are blonde and killed by Michael, although she's the last to die in the original film.
- Smoking Hot Sex: She and Bob smoke after sex in the original film.
- Statuesque Stunner: Both versions stand the tallest of the three girls (5'8") and are regarded as quite pretty.
- Valley Girl: Her mannerisms give off this vibe in the original film.
Lynda's boyfriend, who is very recognizable for his glasses.
Played by: John Michael Graham (1978 film)
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Has light brown hair in the original and black hair in the remake.
- Death by Sex: Shared with his girlfriend in both versions.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Both incarnations are stabbed by Michael and left to hang from a knife.
- Robbing the Dead: Michael takes his glasses after killing him and then wears them in an attempt to fool Lynda into thinking he's Bob.
- Smoking Hot Sex: Smokes after sex with Lynda in the original.
- Speed Sex: Lynda claims he isn't good in bed in the Rob Zombie film.
A boy Laurie babysits in the first movie and a witness to Michael's attempt on his sister's life. He makes a cameo in the fourth movie as a teenager and is a 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.
- Berserk Button: Anytime Steven is threatened.
- Bookends: A major character in both the first and last films of the original timeline. Halloween ends with Tommy being saved from Michael while 6 ends with Tommy saving others from Michael.
- The Bus Came Back: After only appearing in archive footage in the second, a cameo in the fourth, and completely missing out on the fifth film, Tommy is one of the main characters of the sixth.
- The Cameo: In the fourth movie, he's seen hanging with Brady and Wade at the drug store.
- Celebrity Resemblance: His H20 incarnation resembles comic book artist/writer Joe Quesada.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Tommy begins dragging himself into the current Michael affair as soon as he hears Jamie over the radio and goes to find her baby, appointing himself the boy's protector.
- 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.
- The Cutie: As a kid.
- Death by Adaptation: The Chaos Comics miniseries, which attempt to tie 4 to 6 with the H20 timeline, see him murdered by Laurie after she has inherited her brother's role as a killer.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: A comic in the H20 continuity shows him Happily Married with a kid and has become a comic book artist/writer, who gets the idea to write a series about Michael Myers going after his niece and his connection to the Cult of Thorn.
- Friendless Background: While clearly friends with Lindsey in the first movie, Tommy never mentions her in the sixth film and is not seen hanging out with anyone that isn't Loomis, Kara, or Danny, all of whom he has either not seen in years or has just met.
- Foil: To Jamie Lloyd. Both were children when they first encountered Michael and were protected from him by a teenage girl. They were both adversely affected by their experience with Michael, as Tommy became a recluse while Jamie was rendered unable to speak. However Tommy survives the sixth film while Jamie does not.
- Follow in My Footsteps: Daniel Farrands brought Tommy back in 6 so he could inherit Loomis's role as the person who hunts down Michael.
- irony: In the Chaos Comics miniseries, he is murdered by Laurie, the same person who protected him from a similar fate from Michael in the original film.
- 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.
- Pipe Pain: Delivers a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on Michael with a pipe in the Theatrical Cut.
- Power Nullifier: The cut from his hand and stones he uses to stop Michael in the Producer's Cut of 6 count as this.
- 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.
- Unknown Rival:
- To Michael. Before 6, he never makes any attempt to come after him in the years after the first film and seems to have forgotten who he is.
- To the Man in Black/Terrence Wynn, who asks Loomis who Tommy is when he sees the two talking.
A little girl Annie was hired to babysit, but passed her to Laurie, who was babysitting Tommy at the time and witnesses Michael's attack on them. She makes a cameo in the second and the fourth movie as a teenager (along with Tommy).
- Adaptational Badass: In Halloween Kills, she is shown to be more ready for Michael and attacks him with a trash bag full of bricks.
- Badass Normal: In Kills, she beats Michael with a trash bag full of bricks, but get subdued and escapes.
- The Cameo: In the fourth movie, she appears as she drives Rachel and Jamie to the drug store.
- Cowardly Lion: She is very timid, especially of Michael, but she armed herself with a knife in the H20 comic when she heard someone at her door.
- Intrepid Reporter: Becomes one in the H20 continuity.
- Sole Survivor: She is pretty much the only recurring person to not get murdered by Michael.
- Took a Level in Badass: In the first movie, she appears to be a cowardly girl, but in the H20 continuity and Kills, she is shown to be ready to defend herself from whoever strikes her.
Morgan StrodeLaurie's father/adoptive father depending on the continuity. Owner of Strode Real Estate.
Played by: Peter Griffith (Original film)
- Adaptation Name Change: His name is changed to Mason in the Rob Zombie films.
- Cain and Abel: He's the Abel to his brother John's Cain.
- Death by Adaptation: In the 2007 remake, he and his wife Cynthia are murdered by Michael.
- Related in the Adaptation: In the 2018 continuity, he really is Laurie's father because she and Michael are no longer siblings.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: He and his brother John are very different people, especially regarding how they treat their kids.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He only appears in one scene, but he unintentionally started Michael's stalking of Laurie when he has her drop off a key at the Myers house.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: His fate is unmentioned in most continuities.
Introduced in Halloween II (1981)
Deputy Gary Hunt
- You know, Haddonfield was a pretty quiet town before tonight. The only gunshot you heard was to start off the race at the high school track.
A loyal deputy and close friend of Sheriff Leigh Brackett who ends up assisting Dr. Loomis in his search for Myers in H2 after Leigh ends up going home after discovering his daughter, Annie, murdered.
Played by: Hunter von Leer
- The Lancer: To Sheriff Brackett as Deputy, to the point he takes control of the search for Myers when Brackett goes home.
- Not So Stoic: His first scene has him understandably distressed when he rushes to inform Brackett of Annie's death.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He assists Loomis in the search for Myers as much as possible, to the point of restarting the search for Michael after discovering the burnt body originally believed to be Myers was actually someone else.
- In Halloween: The First Death Of Laurie Strode, he's friendlier to Loomis than Sheriff Brackett is and politely asks him to leave, as the town's had enough to deal with after Michael's rampage.
- Smoking Is Cool: Takes a moment to smoke when visiting the Myers house.
Bennett "Ben" Tramer
A classmate of Laurie's whom she seems to like.
Played by: Jack Debois (Halloween II (1981)
- Chekhov's Gunman: Mentioned in the 1978 film, and makes a full appearance in the second.
- Identical Stranger: His Halloween costume consists of a set of dark blue coveralls and a white William Shatner mask, giving him an uncanny resemblance to Michael Myers; the difference is that Tramer's mask has blond hair instead of brown. Shame Loomis didn't check what color the hair on Michael's mask was...
- Identification by Dental Records: His body is so burnt that it has to be identified by his teeth, and even then it takes some time before the Murder by Mistake is discovered.
- Murder by Mistake: On the receiving end when he is mistaken for Michael.
- No Kill Like Overkill: Hit by a cop car, which crashes into a van that explodes, burning him alive.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In the Halloween (2018) timeline since Michael is caught and arrested shortly after the end of the original film.
- The Voiceless: Doesn't get a chance to say a word onscreen before hes offed.
Introduced in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Jamie Lloyd'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.
Played by: Ellie Cornell
- 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.
- Blue Is Heroic: She wears a blue-gray sweater during the fourth film and is a Final Girl.
- Cool Big Sister: To Jamie.
- Dropped a Bridge on Her: With a healthy dose of realism; 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.
- Made of Iron: Rivals Laurie in this regard when she falls off a roof in the fourth film and survives.
- Modesty Towel: Due to a shower scene in the fifth movie.
- Nice Girl: She's a very nice person who cares deeply for her foster sister.
- 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
Played by: Beau Starr
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 and lynch mob in blasting Michael with shotguns, pistols, and rifles. The beginning of 5 shows him even allowing the lynch mob to toss dynamite down to finish off Michael.
- Berserk Button: He gets pissed when Loomis brings up his dead daughter in the fifth film.
- Cool Gun: He packs a Franchi SPAS-12, which he unloads onto Michael in the end of the fourth film.
- 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.
- Overprotective Dad: While telling Brady to load up a shotgun in Return of Michael Myers, Meeker lets him know that Brady's been seeing his daughter."Oh, yeah... I catch you gropin' my daughter, I'll use that shotgun on you. You understand?"
- 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.
- Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: He's heavily implied to have been killed in the police station massacre in the fifth film.
Sheriff Meeker's daughter.
Played by: Kathleen Kinmont
- Asshole Victim: As she stole Rachel's boyfriend Brady from her, and deserved a heinous death like getting impaled by a shotgun for it.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Michael stabs her with a shotgun, pinning her to a wall.
- Ms. Fanservice: She gets an extended lingerie scene and she's never seen wearing pants throughout the film.
- Oh, Crap!: Has an epic one when she finds herself face to face with Michael Myers after finding Deputy Logan's corpse.
- Pet the Dog: She displays concern for Jamie when she has a Freak Out after seeing Michael at the store and is among those who goes over to check on her. She also prepares coffee for the deputies guarding the house.
- Slashers Prefer Blondes: She's blonde and doesn't survive an encounter with Michael.
- Statuesque Stunner: She's a Ms. Fanservice character who stands 5'10".
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Kelly could be considered a Composite Character of Laurie's friends in the original film: A blonde Ms. Fanservice (Lynda) and Sheriff's daughter (Annie) who gets killed by getting pinned to a wall (Bob).
Played by: Sasha Jenson
- Defiant to the End: As Michael lifts him into the air by his throat, Brady spends his last moments spitting at him.
- Determinator: Does everything he can to help Rachel and Jamie escape: firing on Michael, bashing him with a shotgun, and finally resorting to Good Old Fisticuffs.
- Hormone-Addled Teenager: One of the reasons why there's conflict between him and Rachel is because they were supposed to have sex that night, but Rachel has to babysit Jamie. So he goes for the next pretty girl who will have him: Kelly.
- Neck Snap: How Michael kills him.
- Redemption Equals Death: Despite cheating on Rachel with Kelly, he dies fighting to protect her and Jamie from Michael.
- Shotguns Are Just Better: Subverted. Meeker gives him a shotgun to use as the last line of defense for Rachel and Jamie, but Brady is completely ineffective with it; when he tries to Shoot Out the Lock he burns his fingers, then the gun jams and once he's able to get it right, Michael is on top of him and makes Brady miss.
Reverend Jackson P. Sayer
An elderly traveling preacher who Loomis hitches a ride with to get to Haddonfield.
Played by: Carmen Flipi
- The Alleged Car: His pickup truck isn't in good shape.
- As Long as There is Evil: Seems to have this mindset. His statement about evil's implacability serves as eerie Foreshadowing to the ending of the film when Jamie stabs Mrs. Carruthers."You can't kill damnation, mister. It don't die like a man does!"
- Functional Addict: His consumption of alcohol does little to keep him from driving safely.
- Hero of Another Story: He's been chasing an unknown evil for 30 years, and nearly took it out a couple times.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Only appears for one scene, but he's the reason Loomis is able to reach Haddonfield.
Introduced in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
Rachel's best friend in the fifth film.
Played by: Wendy Kaplan
- Heroic Sacrifice: Dies protecting Jamie.
- 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.
- Sad Clown: Implied; when she leaves Jamie to go party, she tears up during an argument with Dr. Loomis, upset of how scared Jamie is. Then she leaves pretending to be cheerful.
- Unwitting Instigatorof Doom: Her decision to go the Tower Farm, where she just wanted to have fun, directly causes Jamie to come looking for her, which leads to Michael trying to run her over with a car and Tina being fatally stabbed while trying to protect her.
Introduced in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
Played by: Marianne Hagan
- Cute Bookworm: Much like her late cousin, Kara is a studious college student. We get more insight into her character, seen by her focusing her studies on psychology.
- Damsel in Distress: Gets captured by the Cult of Thorn in the climax.
- Final Girl: For the sixth film.
- Fiery Red Head: Kara stands up to her father when he starts berating her neglected mother.
- Good Parents: For her son, Danny.
- Ms. Fanservice: While otherwise very similar to her cousin, Kara has a short scene in her underwear.
- Nice Girl: She tries her best to do what she can for her son. She's good friends with her brother and his girlfriend, eventually Tommy Doyle too.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Kara mirrors Jess Bradford from Black Christmas (1974). When running over to the Myers house Kara picks up a fire poker to defend herself and heads upstairs to rescue her son. Jess does the exact same thing except from she's in a sorority and is going to rescue her fellow sisters.
- Teen Pregnancy: Implied to be the case with Danny being somewhere around 7-9 and Kara 22. (Leaked script states Kara is 22)
Kara's young son, who the Man in Black takes an interest in.
Played by: Devin Gardner
- Creepy Child: When he threatens his grandfather, John Strode, with a knife after he struck Kara.
- Hearing Voices: The Man in Black supplies him with these urging him to kill.
- Heroic Bastard: Is the illegitimate son of his mother and manages to resist the Man in Black's influence.
- Shout-Out: His name is one to Danny Torrence from The Shining.
- Teen Pregnancy: It's implied Danny was conceived this way.
A real estate agent and Morgan Strode's brother, which makes him Laurie's adopted uncle. Father of Kara and Tim Strode, and grandfather of Danny.
Played by: Bradford English
- Abusive Dad: Physically, verbally and emotionally abusive towards Kara; he punches her and later disowns her.
- An Axe to Grind: Early in the film, he uses a hatchet to chop down several Michael Myers cardboard cutouts displayed on his lawn.
- Asshole Victim: An utterly repulsive man who receives one of the most brutal deaths in the entire franchise.
- Cain and Abel: He's the Cain to his brother Morgan's Abel.
- Evil Uncle: Played with. He's an Abusive Dad and Shady Real Estate Agent, but there's no indication that he and Laurie interacted.
- Fat Bastard: An overweight man who is unpleasant to be around.
- Hate Sink: One of the most triumphant examples in the franchise as an abusive father who disowned his daughter for getting pregnant at a young age and painted a target on his back for living in the Myers house.
- High-Voltage Death: Michael stabs him and shoves him into the fuse box, electrocuting him.
- Jerkass: Almost all the tropes here point to his unpleasantness.
- Shady Real Estate Agent: Like his brother Morgan, he's a real estate agent. However, he's an Abusive Dad who didn't tell his family that they're living in the Myers house, leading to the deaths of himself, his wife, and his son Tim.
- Shout-Out: He's named for John Carpenter.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Morgan regarding their children. Morgan is shown to be a good father who trusts Laurie and whose only sin is not telling her about her relationship with Michael, while John is abusive towards Kara and her son Danny.
- Your Head Asplode: In the Theatrical Cut of Curse, he's electrocuted so long that his head explodes.
Mrs. BlankenshipAn old neighbor who babysat Michael Myers the night he was cursed and a member of the Cult of Thorn.
Played by: Janice Knickrehm
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Is shown to be friendly at first, especially when telling Danny the story about babysitting Michael the night he killed his sister, but when Wynn and the cult arrive at her house to capture Kara, Danny, and Steven and drug Tommy and Loomis, she eventually turns out to be part of them.
- Evil Old Folks: She's an old woman who works for the Cult of Thorn.
- The Quiet One: Appears to be a very quiet old woman.
- Uncertain Doom: In the Theatrical Cut of The Curse of Michael Myers, it can be assumed that she was killed by Michael along with all the other cultists during the operating room massacre. However, in the non canon Chaos Comics Halloween II: The Blackest Eyes, Blankenship is shown to be still alive.
Introduced in Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later
Will BrennanPlayed by: Adam Arkin
The guidance counselor of Hillcrest Academy who is in a relationship with Principal Keri Tate - better known as Laurie Strode.
- In the Back: Stabbed in the back by Michael.
Molly CartwellPlayed by: Michelle Williams
John Tate's girlfriend.
- Slashers Prefer Blondes: A notable aversion; Molly might be the only blonde who survives an encounter with Michael Myers.
Charlie DeverauxPlayed by: Adam Lyn-Byrd
John Tate's best friend and Sarah Wainthrope's boyfriend.
- Death by Mocking: Charlie is constantly making (occasionally tasteless) jokes, So it comes as no surprise when he runs into Michael in the kitchen.
- Killed Offscreen: The last time we see him alive is when he bumps into Michael in the kitchen.
- Slashed Throat: Michael slit his throat with a corkscrew.
Jimmy HowellPlayed by: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
A teenage delinquent and a neighbor of Marion Crane.
- Dead Star Walking: Jimmy is played by one of the biggest names in the film, and winds up being Michael's first victim.
- Improvised Weapon: He brags about using his hockey stick as one, and threatens an unseen Michael with it.
- Jerkass: He brags about being a delinquent, and the only reason he goes into Marion's house is to pocket beer.
- Killed Offscreen: Found dead with an ice skate stuck in his head.
Sarah WainthropePlayed by: Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
A Goth student who is Charlie Deveraux's girlfriend.
- Dead Guy on Display: Her corpse is strung up in the kitchen under a light.
Ronald "Ronny" JonesPlayed by: LL Cool J
The security guard of Hillcrest Academy, and an aspiring mystery novelist.
Norma WatsonPlayed by: Janet Leigh
Keri Tate's - better known as Laurie Storde - secretary.
Introduced in Halloween: Resurrection
Sara MoyerPlayed by: Bianca Kajlich
A student at Haddonfield University who is selected to be part of Dangertainment.
- Brainy Brunette: She has dark hair and appears to be the most intelligent of the students focused on.
- Final Girl: For Resurrection, as the only student who survives the night at the Myers house. And she fits the usual mold for the final girl more than anyone else in the series minus Laurie herself: dark-haired, modest, doesn't drink or do drugs, the whole nine yards.
Freddie HarrisPlayed by: Busta Rhymes
An entrepreneur who started Dangertainment and endeavors to find out why Michael Myers kills people.
- Failed a Spot Check: Apparently didn't realize that "Charlie" (really Michael) is unnaturally silent when they meet face-to-face.
- Fan Boy: Decidedly one of Bruce Lee, as he's shown practicing kung-fu before the night at the Myers' house.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Tries to bring Michael down with his fists. It works... for a few minutes.
- Large Ham: He loves to hear himself talk, even when pretending to be the perpetually-silent Michael.
- Taught by Television: Despite the character's reputation, he is unable to beat Michael in a one on one fight using martial arts, which he trains for by merely watching movies. He ends up having to improvise when Michael quickly gets the upper hand in their fight.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Twice over. First off, his decision to put a reality TV show on in the Myers house spells trouble for everyone involved. Later on when he comes face-to-face with Michael, he tells him (thinking it's Charlie) to go to the garage to leave. Michael follows these "instructions" and kills Nora, preventing the contestants from knowing anything is wrong before they get killed.
Myles Barton/DeckardPlayed by: Ryan Merriman
A high school freshman who is pen pals with Sara.
- Mission Control: For Sara once he realizes Michael is at the Myers house killing the contestants, giving her information on where Michael is in the house.
- Only Sane Man: He seems to be the only person outside the Myers house who realizes that anything's gone wrong.
- Really 17 Years Old: Pretends to be a graduate student working tech support to stay in contact with Sara.
Jennifer "Jen" DanzigPlayed by: Katee Sackhoff
One of Sara's close friends.
- Attention Whore: Loved being the center of things, which led to signing up for Dangertainment.
- Off with His Head!: Michael decapitates her with a single swing from his knife.
- Sexy Coat Flashing: Shows off her bra to Bill so he'll stop being creepy around her.
- Tragic Dream: Wanted to go into broadcasting, so she signed up herself, Sara, and Rudy for Dangertainment's night in the Myers house. Jen and Rudy wind up being two of the casualties that night.
Introduced in Halloween (1979) novel
- Freudian Excuse: Due to being conceived through a botched birth, Enda was ostracized for his deformities. He fell in love with the king's daughter and wanted to ask her for her hand in marriage, but after a misunderstanding, Enda murders her and her fiance in a mixture of sorrow and anger. He was dismembered himself, and his soul was cursed to repeat his crimes until the end of time.
- Greater-Scope Villain: He is the reason Michael Myers is so evil; on Halloween night, he possesses the young Michael causing him to kill his older sister Judith. Michael also had continuous dreams about him and wrote "Samhain" on the wall in reference to how Enda killed the princess and her warrior fiance on that day.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Was continuously bullied for his appearance, but being rejected by his crush was the final straw for him.