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    Michael Myers (also known as "The Boogeyman" and "The Shape") is the main antagonist of the Halloween film series. He is an implacable, psychopathic killer who murders virtually everyone he comes in contact with.

    Michael Myers
    "Give it back!"
    Gender: Male
    Type: Supernatural Pure Evil Serial Killer
    Age: Unknown
    Species: Immortal/Supernatural being (possibly not human)
    Portrayed by: Nick Castle {Halloween (1978), Halloween (2018), Halloween Kills, Halloween Ends}

    Tony Moran {Halloween (1978) [Unmasked]}

    Dick Warlock {Halloween 2 (1981)}

    George P. Wilbur {Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers}

    Don Shanks {Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers}

    Chris Durand {Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later}

    Brad Loree {Halloween: Resurrection}

    Tyler Mane {Rob Zombie Halloween remake series (2007 - 2009)}

    James Jude Courtney {Halloween (2018), Halloween Kills, Halloween Ends}

    Status: Alive (Thorn Trilogy and H20 Timeline)

    Deceased (2018 Timeline, Rob Zombie Remake series)

    Media of origin: Halloween


    Why October 31, 1978 Was The Night He Came Home

    1. Michael Myers is easily one of the most beloved and iconic horror movie antagonists of all time, pretty much setting the standard for all future supernatural serial killers.
    2. His suspenseful vibe never gets old.
    3. His original film Halloween (1978) is the slasher film that set the standard for modern horror films. It was highly acclaimed for perfectly executing a simple horror concept, and Michael himself was no doubt the true highlight of the movie.
    4. In the original film, Michael's characterization captivated for critics captivated viewers as he has no real motivation for killing the people around him and his origin was left a mystery. In fact, Michael himself may have been born from actual humans, but he himself had something mysterious within him.
      • After murdering his sister at a young age all of a sudden, Michael was taken to a mental institution under the watch of Dr. Samuel Loomis. Loomis watched over Michael for years and tried his best to keep the boy from doing any more harm. He was shocked to see that there was something unusual about Michael; he's anti-social, shows no emotion or feelings, has the darkest eyes (even without the mask), and has traits no human ever has. Loomis has known Michael for years and even found out about his immortality which stemmed from a mystery.
        • "I met him, 15 years ago. I was told there was nothing left. No reason, no conscience, no understanding; even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, good or evil, right or wrong. I met this 6-year-old child with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes; the devil's eyes. I spent 8 years trying to reach him, and then another 7 trying to keep him locked up because I realized what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply… evil."
    5. His powers are really cool and classic as his abilities are invulnerable/high pain tolerance, overpowering strength, etc., something you would expect from a supernatural serial killer.
      • His "teleportation" is a very clever way to leave the viewer in suspense.
    6. Michael is also an intelligent serial killer, using tactics that allow him to be stealthy and sneaky when torturing and murdering his victims.
    7. Michael's breathing sound is creepy and iconic.
    8. His theme song by John Carpenter is amazing and befitting for the Halloween event.
    9. He is extremely scary, particularly from the mysterious way he moves and acts towards his victims.
      • As you can't stop him at all he can just do whatever he wants and he can kill you as slow as he wants or as fast as he wants.
    10. His actors did a great job playing him, especially Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney.
      • Nick Castle did an awesome job doing Michael's iconic breathing sound in the original film and would do it again in the 2018 timeline as well.
    11. Michael's design is simple but unforgettable, and it would change in each movie. However, his look in the original film will always be the most iconic.
      • In Halloween 2 (1981), his look is mostly the same, but the mask is slightly aged.
      • His design in Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers does have a more streamlined jumpsuit and a mask closer to that of the original compared to the ones in Halloween 4 and Halloween 5.
      • In the Rob Zombie Halloween film series, his design does look pretty cool and faithful enough to the original, only with a much dirtier and weathered appearance.
      • His designs in the 2018 are really great, especially when they have some battle damage (in Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends)
    12. His iconic rivalry with Dr. Samuel Loomis and Laurie Strode.
    13. In the Thorn Trilogy, Michael does have an interesting relationship with his niece Jamie, even if it ended in a weak way.
      • Despite being poorly-received, Halloween 5 had an emotional scene where Michael removes his mask to show Jamie his true face and expresses emotion through crying before going through a breakdown.
      • It's just a shame that Halloween 6 chose to kill of Jamie too soon in an unceremonious way, even if her last encounter with Michael had some emotion.
    14. Halloween 2 (1981), despite the fact that it did not justify its existence completely and it set a standard for all bad installments to come, is still considered a mostly solid sequel that captures most of the charm of the original, having the same tone and atmosphere, along with having better storytelling than most.
      • It also takes place exactly right after the original film, which is a cool idea.
    15. Michael does make a brief but neat appearance in the controversial and divisive Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (the only film in the series that has nothing to do with Michael Myers). The movie transformed the franchise into an anthology, treating Michael Myers as an actual fictional character.
      • Michael and Laurie do appear in a TV commercial for the first film.
    16. Though its sequels could have been a lot better, Halloween (2018) is still the film that temporarily saved the franchise after many disappointing installments, with many considering it the second best in the series, as it feels the most like the original film out of all sequels and soft remakes.
    17. He became the inspiration for Jason Voorhees, another iconic horror movie slasher.
      • To this day, fans want them to have a crossover in an official film.

    The Only Bad Qualities

    1. Due to the numerous timelines in the Halloween film series, Michael's story and portrayal can be inconsistent and confusing for some. Plus, there are films that don't portray him well.
      • In Halloween 2 (1981), the idea of making Michael and Laurie siblings, while surprising, takes away some of the mystery of Michael, including the fact that he had no motivation. Still, his portrayal in this movie is still pretty good overall.
      • Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers, while not the worst film in the series, had way too much mythology and goes overboard with the whole supernatural aspect of Michael to the point where it comes of as jarring and out-of-topic.
      • His portrayal in the Rob Zombie Halloween films, while not bad overall, had some things that don't make him as good as he should be, such as the idea of giving Michael too much backstory, which misses the point that Michael is meant to be mysterious. Furthermore, his immortality in these films is toned down so he's easier to kill.
      • While his portrayal in Halloween (2018) is the closest to the original, Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends added some questionable choices for his character. In Halloween Ends, Michael's ability of magically becoming more powerful after each kill is a bit too superficial, and in Halloween Ends, Michael was sadly given a badass decay as he has become a lot weaker.
    2. He was fairly annoying and a little too op in Terrordrome: Rise of The Boogeyman.
    3. Not all of Michael's designs look good and some of his masks lack the charm of the original, such as his masks in Halloween 4, Halloween 5, and in Halloween H2O (particularly the terrible CGI mask).

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