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Character
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Name: Michael Audrey Myers
Known aliases: The Shape

The Boogeyman
Scary man
The Evil

Gender: Male
Location: Haddonfield, Illinois
Known Relatives: Peter Myers (father; deceased)
Edith Myers (mother; deceased)
Judith Myers (sister; deceased)
Birth: October 19, 1957 (age 61)
Portrayed By: Nick Castle/James Jude Courtney/Tony Moran (adult)
Will Sandin (child)
First Appearance: Halloween
"I always knew he'd come back. In this town, Michael Myers is a myth. He's the Boogeyman. A ghost story to scare kids. But this Boogeyman is real. An evil like his never stops, it just grows older. Darker. More determined. Forty years ago, he came to my home to kill. He killed my friends, and now he's back to finish what he started, with me. The one person who's ready to stop him."
Laurie Strode[src]

Michael Audrey Myers is the central character and the main antagonist of the Halloween franchise. As a six-year-old child, Michael was admitted into a psychiatric hospital for murdering his older sister, Judith Myers.

After nearly 15 years of captivity, Myers broke out of the asylum and returned home to Haddonfield to kill again.

Unlike his previous incarnations, this version of Michael Myers is more human and less supernatural, retaining stab and gunshot wounds he received from Laurie and Loomis in 1978.

Biography

Childhood

Michael Myers had an older sister named Judith, and the family resided in a two-story house at 45 Lampkin Lane in the suburban town of Haddonfield, Illinois.

On October 31, 1963, Michael committed his first act of murder. His parents were away, and he was at home with his sister Judith who was supposed to be babysitting him, but cared more about spending an intimate moment with her boyfriend, Danny. After Danny left, Michael, dressed in a clown costume, went into the kitchen, picked up a kitchen knife, walked up the steps, and stabbed Judith to death. He then quietly walked back downstairs and into the front yard where his parents had just arrived home, his father took off his clown mask and he and his wife stared at him in shock.

At age six, Michael Myers murders his older sister on Halloween night 1963

Michael was taken to Smith's Grove Sanitarium, where he became the patient of a psychiatrist named Doctor Sam Loomis. He spent fifteen years with Doctor Loomis, barely moving, never speaking a word.

The night he came home

On October 30, 1978, Dr. Loomis and Nurse Marion Chambers were arriving at the facility to transfer Myers for his court hearing. Michael escaped from Smith's Grove, stealing the car that was to take him to court. As he drove across Illinois, Michael stopped to murder a truck driver to steal his boiler suit. Traveling to Haddonfield, Michael returned to his childhood home.

Annie's corpse with Judith's gravestone

The next day, on Halloween, a teenaged girl named Laurie Strode dropped off a key at the Myers house for her realtor father and was noticed by Michael. He proceeded to stalk her and her friends Annie and Lynda throughout the afternoon. He also stole Judith's gravestone from the local cemetery, and broke into Nichol's Hardware Store to acquire knives, rope, and a Halloween mask. Meanwhile, Dr. Loomis had followed Michael to Haddonfield and warned town sheriff Leigh Brackett of the danger he posed.

That night, as Laurie and Annie were babysitting across the street from each other, Michael watched them from the shadows. He murdered Annie first, strangling her in her car as she left to meet her boyfriend, before slitting her throat.

Later, Lynda and her own boyfriend Bob showed up, only to fall victim to Michael as well. Worried about her missing friends, Laurie crossed the street to investigate, only to find Annie's body arranged under Judith Myers' gravestone, and Lynda and Bob hidden in the closets. Michael lunged at Laurie, catching her on the arm with his knife, and she ran for help. Michael followed her across the street, and Laurie was forced to stab him with both a knitting needle and his own knife. Michael rose to resume his attack on Laurie, only to get his mask yanked off and giving her a chance to see his face, Dr. Loomis appeared and shot him six times, causing him to fall off the balcony. When Loomis goes to check Michael's body, he finds it missing. Unsurprised, Loomis stares off into the night.

Aftermath of the 1978 murders

Soon afterward, Michael Myers was subsequently captured by Samuel Loomis, with the help of the Haddonfield Police Department, and re-incarcerated. Loomis, however, stopped being Michael's doctor.

40 years later

A partial glimpse of Michael's face

Forty years pass and during that time, Michael came under the care of another doctor named Dr. Ranbir Sartain. Despite Dr. Sartain's efforts to understand Michael's motives and thoughts behind the killings, Michael remains silent and closed off. The day before Michael is scheduled to be transferred to a new facility, two podcasters named Aaron and Dana arrive and wish to see him. Michael does not acknowledge their presence, even when Aaron reveals his old mask. The next night, Michael is loaded onto a prison bus and manages to escape after it crashes into a ditch. Killing the security guards escorting him, Michael notices a car stopping nearby and kills both the occupants before hijacking the car. He travels to Haddonfield and finds Aaron and Dana recording in front of his sister Judith’s grave, he then follows them to a service station. After killing a mechanic for his boiler suit and the attendant by ripping his jaw open, he traps Dana in the bathroom. He drops some human teeth (from the torn jaw of the attendant) into the stall she's hiding in and attacks her. Aaron, who had found the bodies of the mechanic and attendant, tries to save her but is killed by getting his head slammed repeatedly against the bathroom wall and stall door; Dana is then strangled to death. Michael opens the boot of their car and reclaims his mask.

Later that night, Michael starts killing off the residents of Haddonfield. He first invades the home of a woman and bludgeons her to death with a hammer; he takes a nearby kitchen knife and leaves behind the hammer. Then, Michael goes into the home of a nearby neighbor and stabs her through the neck. Michael also kills babysitter Vicky and her boyfriend Dave before coming face to face with Laurie for the first time in forty years; she shoots him in the shoulder, but this does little to affect him and he gets away. He encounters Oscar in a yard and kills him by stabbing him in the back and impaling his head on a gate lined with spikes. Michael then spots Laurie’s granddaughter Allyson but loses track of her. Walking down an abandoned street, Michael gets run over by officer Frank Hawkins, knocking him unconscious. Hawkins tries to finish Michael off by shooting him in the head but is saved when Dr. Sartain, who was in the car with Allyson, kills Hawkins instead. Sartain takes Michael's mask and drags Michael into the back of the car. Michael eventually comes to and puts back on his mask before kicking the metal partition and sending Sartain into the airbag, causing the car to stop. He kills Sartain by crushing his head against the ground with his boot, Allyson is able to escape while Michael is occupied. Michael notices another squad car approaching and kills the two officers inside; he cuts one‘s throat and stabs him in the head, then decapitates the other, sticking a flashlight inside the hollowed out head as a macabre imitation of a jack-o-lantern.

Michael trapped

He arrives at the home of Laurie and sees her son-in-law Ray come out to check on the two deceased officers. After killing him as well, he breaks through the door and tries to get to Laurie. However, Michael gets two fingers blown off when Laurie manages to shoot him again with a shotgun. After breaking in, he stalks Laurie throughout the secure house and eventually traps her upstairs; he throws Laurie off the roof but is somewhat surprised to see her not lying on the ground. Hearing Allyson reaches the house, Michael heads downstairs and hears the Strodes in the underground safe room underneath the kitchen. Michael manages to get through by lifting off the counter that was covering the entrance but is shot again by both Laurie and Karen; stunned by the gunshots, Michael tumbles down the stairwell and loses his knife. As they try to escape, Michael grabs Karen's ankle but Allyson stabs him several times, causing him to let go. Laurie activates several metal bars that block the stairwell, trapping Michael in the safe room, and an open gas line starts leaking gas into the house. Michael stares blankly up at Laurie, who tosses a flare into the room, setting it ablaze, but Michael's body is nowhere to be seen among the fire.

After the end credits, heavy breathing can be heard, implying Michael somehow managed to survive the inferno.

Personality

Despite the disorders Michael has displayed as a human being suffering multiple problems, he has been described as pure evil for his actions, and as showing no emotion.

  • Sociopathy: Michael is a violent sociopath, showing no regard for human life whatsoever either be it if its an elderly, adult, child, and or teenager. He also displays a hunter/prey mentality; when he noticed a young crying baby in a crib, he chose not to kill it and simply walked away from it, seeing it as nothing worth a challenge or a threat for or to him, displaying a more and pure savage mentality of killing. He is incapable of having any sense of morality, empathy, or remorse. Michael has no interest, enthusiasm, or concern for anyone or anything, and just kills on a whim.
  • Congenital insensitivity to pain: Michael appears to have a rare condition called congenital insensitivity to pain (CIP), where a person does not feel pain and has never had an understanding of what pain is. This was shown repeatedly throughout his rampage in Haddonfield taking a revolver shot to the shoulder from Laurie and walking it off as if nothing happened, getting hit by a SUV at full speed and only being knocked out, having his fingers blown off by a shotgun, and taking a shot to the face. However, he has occasionally let out a small grunt or moan due to these attempts at damaging him, such as when his fingers were shot off, among other instances. In spite of all of this, Michael continued to be a near unstoppable force, showing no signs of any affects by the damage, even to vital organs, such as being stabbed in the stomach or the neck, or even being shot 6 times.

Abilities

Over the course of the two movies in this specific timeline, Michael is shown to be more human, and less supernatural, unlike other timelines. However, this does not take away from the fact that Michael is still an unrelenting force.

  • Strength: In many circumstances during both of his rampages, Michael shows unimaginable strength, unrivaled by any of his victims. An example of this is when he kills Bob during his first murder spree in Haddonfield, after he grabs him by the throat with one hand, picks him up, slams him against the door, and begins choking him, before finally stabbing him with his knife. He stabs Bob with such force, the blade goes through his body, and through the door behind him, holding him in place at least 4 inches off the ground. He also tore a kitchen counter (which could only be moved through machinery) from its foundation with his bare hands.
  • Durability: Michael's tolerance for punishment makes him seem almost immortal. He is shown to be able to take bullet wounds, stab wounds, and falls with relative ease. While on his first rampage, Michael was stabbed in the stomach, stabbed in the neck, stabbed in the eye, shot 6 times, and fell off a balcony. Right after the fact, he simply got back on his feet, and disappeared into the night. After his escape 40 years later, and second killing spree, Michael, at the age of 61, survived a bus crash from which he was able to escape captivity, got hit in the head with a crowbar during his short fight with Aaron, which did not seem to slow him down, got shot in the shoulder, got a few of his fingers shot off, got shot in the chin, and stabbed with a knife in his hand and arm. The last we see of him is when he is amidst the fire of Laurie’s home. Even still, Michael’s distinct breathing can be heard during the credits, implying that he was able to recover, endure and escape the flames.

Human victims

Halloween

  1. Judith Myers: Knifed 9 times
  2. Mechanic: Beaten to death
  3. Annie Brackett: Throat slit and strangled
  4. Robert Simms: Impaled with knife
  5. Lynda Van der Klok: Strangled with phone cord

Halloween (2018)

  1. Bus driver: Killed off-screen
  2. Haskell: Head wound
  3. Kuneman: Head wound
  4. Kevin's father: Neck snapped
  5. Kevin: Neck snapped
  6. Mechanic: Beaten to death
  7. Gas station clerk: Jaw ripped open
  8. Aaron Joseph-Korey: Head smashed with stall door
  9. Dana Haines: Neck snapped
  10. Gina Panchella: Bludgeoned over the head with a hammer
  11. Andrea Wagner: Stabbed through the neck with a knife
  12. Vicky: Stabbed in the back
  13. Dave: Pinned against the wall through the neck
  14. Oscar: Impaled on a metal gate
  15. Dr. Ranbir Sartain: Back broken against a steering wheel and head stomped into mush
  16. Officer Richards: Throat cut, Stabbed in head with pen-knife
  17. Officer Francis: Decapitated; head hollowed out into a crude jack-o-lantern with a flashlight
  18. Ray Nelson: Strangled

Halloween Kills

TBA

Halloween Ends

TBA

Animal victims

Halloween

  1. Female dog in the Myers house: Slammed against wall and eaten
  2. Lester: Strangled

Halloween

  1. Dog: Hung from a tree (deleted scene)

Appearances

Alternate ending script

References


Notes and trivia

  • This is the oldest incarnation of Michael Myers.
  • This may be the most brutal incarnation of Michael Myers to-date as he ripped the jaw off of one of his victims, murdered a child in his early teens, and hollowed out a decapitated head.
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