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"Halloween: Sins of a Father" is a Halloween fanfic centering around Steven Lloyd, the son of Jamie Lloyd and Michael Myers.

Has a sequel known as Halloween: Aftermath. Here.

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    Halloween: Sins of a Father 
  • Absurdly Spacious Sewer: Judging by the ending, Michael apparently lives in the sewers beneath Haddonfield.
  • Arch-Enemy: Since Dr. Loomis and Laurie Strode are dead in this timeline, Michael Myers has Tommy Doyle. While Michael mostly attacked Dr. Loomis because he was in the way of Michael killing his relatives, Michael displays a much more personal hatred of Tommy out of all of his adversaries; the mere memory of getting beaten by Tommy is enough to send him into a killing rage towards anyone nearby. Later on, Michael throws a tantrum when Steven refers to himself by the name Tommy gave him, and even when Steven is out of danger, Michael attempts to kill Tommy before Steven saves him (contrast with Michael passing up an easy chance to kill Loomis before returning to Haddonfield in the fourth film).
  • Big Bad: Michael Myers, who targets a school field trip including his son Steven.
  • Big Good: Tommy Doyle has effectively replaced Dr. Loomis (original timeline) and Laurie Strode (H20 timeline) as the leading authority on how to combat Michael Myers.
  • Class Trip: Steven's class is taking one from Dayton to Chicago, but on the way they're forced to stop in Haddonfield... where Michael is waiting for them.
  • Continuity Nod: Captain Clance remembers Michael Myers' attack on a reality show in Halloween: Resurrection.
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: Michael's response to realizing that John Tate was Laurie Strode's son is to note that he could have killed two birds with one stone that night.
  • Couldn't Find a Pen: Throughout the story, Michael writes the name "Dean" on a surface in blood. The last time he writes it, he uses his own blood.
  • Cover Innocent Eyes and Ears: Captain Clance has Tommy take Steven outside before executing Michael... or trying to anyway.
  • Disney Death: Jeff apparently falls to his death while trying to escape Michael when he tries to roll away from Michael stabbing at him and rolls off a cliff. Tommy and Captain Clance find him later, injured but alive thanks to a well-placed tree.
  • Dramatic Unmask: When Steven asks Michael how they're related, Michael removes his mask to show how similar they look.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Averted; Michael is able to figure out that John Tate was Laurie Strode's son because of how fiercely she tried to protect him, as a mother would.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Michael apparently wasn't aware that John Tate was Laurie Strode/Keri Tate's son when he attacked him.
  • The Ghost: John Tate, Laurie's son.
  • Hostile Hitchhiker: At the end of the story, Michael hitches a ride with a man and his daughter, kills the man, leaves the girl on the side of the road, and leaves.
  • If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him!: Steven grabs Michael's knife and gets close to stabbing him, but refuses.
    "I thought I could do this. But if I do, will I end up like you?"
  • Implacable Man: Michael Myers again. He gets bashed with heavy pieces of wood, endures multiple stab wounds, gets the tendons of his leg cut, gets shot and falls through a hole in the floor, and is finally shot four times in the head at point-blank range. He survives to kill again.
    Tommy: I told you, nothing stops [Michael]. He'll be back next year.
  • Improbable Infant Survival: Of those on Steven's class trip, all the kids survive while four adults (three of which were teachers) are killed by Michael.
  • Improvised Weapon: Michael uses glass and nails to stop the buses, then creates a road block. When the fleeing students get too far from him, he resorts to throwing rocks.
  • Long-Lost Relative: Steven Lloyd and John Tate for Michael Myers. In Steven's case, Michael lost track of him after getting beaten to a pulp by Tommy and broke off to pursue Laurie once he found that she was still alive. For John, he didn't even realize that John was Laurie's son until he killed the medical examiner in Haddonfield and read the file.
  • Named by the Adaptation: In the films, Jamie Lloyd's son wasn't named before Tommy found him. Here, he was named Dean by someone in the Cult of Thorn before Jamie escaped with him.
  • Neck Snap: Michael is introduced killing the Haddonfield medical examiner by crushing their windpipe.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Applied retroactively with the fused timelines, with Laurie Strode outliving her daughter Jamie before being killed by Michael.
  • Out of Focus: Danny Strode is barely talked about at all.
  • Parental Substitute: Tommy and Kara have raised Steven as their own son.
  • Patchwork Fic:
    • The fanfic combines aspects of the Thorn trilogy (Jamie and Steven Lloyd) and the H20 timeline (John Tate, Laurie Strode's death in Halloween: Resurrection and Michael's subsequent attack on Dangertainment filming in the Myers house).
    • Between the two cuts of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, the Theatrical cut is given more precedence due to Michael recalling impaling Jamie on a thresher and Tommy beating him with a pipe, but contains some aspects of the Producer's cut with the early revelation that Michael is Steven's father.
  • Rasputinian Death: The bus driver. He gets his leg broken, Michael smashes his head with a piece of cement, then rips his jaw out.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Jamie Lloyd and John Tate were Laurie Strode's children from separate continuities. Here, they are twins.
  • The Resenter: It's implied Michael resents Tommy because Steven regards Tommy as his own father rather than Michael. He throws tantrums when Steven calls himself Tommy's son, tries to kill Tommy even when Steven is out of danger, and before getting shot by Captain Clance, is more concerned with marking Steven as his own son.
  • Shout-Out: The bus driver Mr. Carpenter is apparently named for the creator of Halloween, John Carpenter.
  • Significant Reference Date: Twice over; it's 13 years after Steven's birth in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and 30 years after the original film.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: The unmasked Michael has light hair, brown eyes and prominent cheekbones like Steven.
  • Tantrum Throwing: When Steven refers to himself by the name Tommy gave him, Michael throws a dresser across the room and starts smashing everything in sight until Steven calls himself "Dean".
  • Too Dumb to Live: Mr. Carpenter apparently doesn't recognize Michael's Iconic Outfit of a jumpsuit and White Mask of Doom, and immediately thinks he's a regular maintenance worker. That earns him a Slashed Throat.
  • Villain Opening Scene: The story opens with Michael having just killed a medical examiner and finding files on the Myers/Strode family.
  • Wham Shot: Michael takes off his mask and Steven sees their resemblance.
  • Where It All Began: Michael kidnaps Steven and takes him to the old Myers house.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Michael has no qualms about attacking Steven or his classmates.

    Halloween: Aftermath 

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Dr. Prox is fully capable of subduing Michael Myers, and absolutely manhandles Steven, who has inherited Michael's implacability, in fisticuffs.
  • Badass Normal: There's nothing about Dr. Prox that suggests he is more than a human, but that doesn't stop him from overpowering Steven, who has all of Michael's abilities.
  • Big Bad: Dr. Prox, who succeeded Dr. Terence Wynn as head of the Cult of Thorn, is the main threat to Steven and his friends.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: When Steven gets angry, his eyes turn black, with no whites.
  • Close-Range Combatant: Dr. Prox to contrast his mentor Dr. Terence Wynn. Wynn relied on explosives and guns, Prox is highly skilled in close quarters like fistfights and using his bare hands.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Prox just rips off Steven's glasses to impede his abilities.
  • Designer Babies: The next step after Medical Rape and Impregnate; Dr. Prox participated in experiments on the fetuses conceived by Michael's seed, altering the brain chemistry to create a child like Michael that was pure evil. Unforunately, none of them survived... except for Steven.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: Steven is still getting used to Michael Myers' strength, and accidentally rips off a door.
  • Dysfunction Junction: All of Steven's friends (plus Steven himself) all have their own hangups.
    • Jeff is mixed-race and his grandfather nearly disowned his mother.
    • Christina lost both her parents to a murderer.
    • Sherri's mother Lindsey Wallace has a drinking problem stemming from her encounter with Michael Myers and her father left them because he couldn't handle it.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Michael loves his son Steven enough to attack Dr. Prox to protect him.
  • Evil Mentor: Dr. Terence Wynn to Dr. Prox.
  • Finger in the Mail: Michael decapitates Dr. Prox and sends his head to the Doyle house, promising that he will return for Steven one day.
  • Foil: Dr. Prox can be considered one for Dr. Ranbir Sartain from Halloween (2018). Sartain was an older man who had little if any combat training and proved to be no match for Michael when threatened, while Prox is a relatively young man (mid-30s) who trained extensively to deal with or control Michael and proved capable of overpowering someone with similar abilities. Both are pupils of psychiatrists from Smith's Grove Sanitarium who had a scientific interest in what made Michael Myers tick, but went about it in different ways; Sartain wanted to see how Michael operated in the wild, while Prox knew how Michael interacted with the outside world and even wanted to dissect his brain to see how it worked, making him just as much a danger to Michael as anyone else.
  • Lack of Empathy: Dr. Prox writes off the women that were used as test subjects as women nobody would miss.
  • Medical Rape and Impregnate: Dr. Prox was responsible for forcibly impregnating numerous women with Michael's seed to create a child that was pure evil.