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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

Michael arrested following his killing spree.

Soon afterwards, Michael is walking down the street where he is found by a young Frank Hawkins; the deputy tries to shoot him but misses and Michael is able to evade him. Michael then comes across a young Lonnie Elam but, for unknown reasons, does not kill him and merely continues walking. He ends up back at the Myers house and ambushes Hawkins and his partner McCabe; as Michael begins strangling McCabe, he maneuvers the officer in front of him, who is then shot accidentally by Hawkins. Michael leaves the house only to be surrounded by a majority of the Haddonfield Police Department, and is then knocked to the ground by Hawkins. Although Loomis prepares to shoot Michael to death, he is instead taken into custody and re-incarcerated. At some point in 1979, Loomis stops being Michael's doctor, and begins asking for his execution and to bear witness to his cremation during a recorded interview.

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, although he does show just a moment of interest for the first time in 40 years when Aaron reveals his old mask to him, and for a split second, Michael peeks over his shoulder at it, but then immediately resumes his catatonic nature . 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 occupants before hijacking their car. He travels to Haddonfield and finds Aaron and Dana recording in front of his sister Judith’s grave, 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 trunk 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 after slamming her head into the corner of the table. 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 Frank Hawkins, who is now a Sheriff's Deputy. 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, stabs Hawkins in the neck 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.

Continuing his rampage

Despite seemingly left for dead inside the inferno, Michael managed to survive by hiding inside a metal partition inside the underground bunker. As firefighters came to extinguish the blaze, one fell through the weakened kitchen floor into the bunker; hearing this, Michael revealed himself and killed the firefighter by jamming one of the man's tools through his head; he then pulled another in through the hole in the floor and killed him as well. Upon emerging from the still burning house, Michael kills the remaining firefighters and first responders before heading towards a nearby house. He punches through a door and kills one of the residents, Phil, by slamming his head against the wall and impales him on the door shards before coming across the other resident Sondra; seeing that she is wielding a knife, Michael merely breaks a long kitchen light fixture and jams it through her throat. After stabbing Phil's body with numerous kitchen knives, Michael takes the remaining one and steals a vehicle, driving back towards Haddonfield.

Michael comes across a trio of kids and follows them to a nearby park, killing one of them before being found by a grown up Lindsey Wallace. Ignoring her, he targets her SUV parked nearby with three people inside including former nurse Marion Chambers who used to work with Dr. Loomis. As Michael stabs Marion to death, he his nearly strangled by Marcus; however, Michael stabs him in the face with his knife. The remaining occupant, Vanessa, tries shooting him several times, but Michael kicks one of the car doors into her arm and redirects the gun at her when it fires. He begins to stalk Lindsey through the nearby woods, but loses sight of her and returns to the park the pose the bodies.

Upon arriving at his old childhood home, Michael breaks in and hides upstairs; while the current homeowners look for him, Michael kills Big John by stabbing him under the arm and gouging his eyes out; his partner Little John enters and kills him too. The now adult Lonnie enters the darkened house looking for Michael and is killed, his body and stuffed into the attic crawlspace. He then stabs Lonnie's son Cameron several times in the stomach only to be stopped by Allyson. He disarms Allyson and shoves her down the stairs before returning to Cameron and mortally wounding him; while he is lured downstairs, Michael stops on the stairwell when he notices Cameron is still barely alive and kills him by breaking his neck. Before he can kill Allyson, Michael is stabbed in the back by Karen using a pitchfork and has his mask taken from him. Michael goes outside and follows Karen to a nearby street where his mask is laid out in the road. When Michael goes to take it, he finds himself surrounded by a mob of Haddonfield residents including Karen, the retired Sheriff Brackett and Tommy Doyle. Pausing to pick up his mask and don it again, Michael is then swarmed by the mob and severely beaten nearly to death; as he weakly reaches to grab his knife, Karen takes it and stabs him in the back. A now motionless Michael about to be shot in the head by Brackett suddenly lunges back up and slashed his throat, then kills most of (if not all) the the members of the mob. The final one he kills is Tommy Doyle, taking his own baseball bat and beating him to death with it before going back to his home. Michael goes back to his sister's room and sees Karen staring out the window; he ambushes Karen and stabs her repeatedly to death before gazing outside the window himself.

An end to the killings?

To be added...

Personality

Despite the multiple disorders Michael has displayed not unlike other human beings, 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 it's an elderly adult, a child, and or a 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 after taking a revolver shot to the shoulder from Laurie and walking it off as if nothing happened, getting hit by an SUV at full speed and only being knocked out, having some of 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 six times.

Abilities

Over the course of two films in this specific timeline, Michael is shown to be an almost-supernatural force, close to what John Carpenter envisioned him to be, making him human yet not quite human at the same time.

  • Superhuman 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 four inches off the ground. He also tore a kitchen counter (which could only be moved through machinery) from its foundation with his bare hands.
  • Superhuman 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 six 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. After escaping from Laure's house, he continued displaying feats of unbelievable durability as he barely reacted to getting hit in the face with a bag full of rocks and he survived multiple blows, stabbings and gunshot wounds at the hands of a mob, even getting stabbed with a pitchfork in the back. This was enough to temporarily make him struggle to move and knock him unconscious. Despite this extreme punishment, he managed to seemingly fully recover a couple of minutes later without any issues.

Human victims

Halloween

  1. Judith Myers: Stabbed nine 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

  1. Firefighter #1: Bludgeoned with Halligan's bar
  2. Firefighter #2: Killed off-screen
  3. Firefighter #3: Stabbed through eye with Halligan's bar
  4. Firefighter #4: Stabbed through eye with Halligan’s bar
  5. Firefighter #5: Impaled with Halligan’s bar
  6. Firefighter #6: Chest sliced with circular saw
  7. Firefighter #7: Killed off-screen
  8. Firefighter #8: Killed off-screen
  9. Firefighter #9: Killed off-screen
  10. Firefighter #10: Killed off-screen
  11. Firefighter #11: Killed off-screen
  12. Phil: Neck impaled on glass and stabbed in back with multiple knives
  13. Sondra: Stabbed in neck with light fixture
  14. Dennis: Decapitated
  15. Marion Chambers: Stabbed four times in chest
  16. Marcus: Stabbed in eye
  17. Vanessa: Car-door kicked into gun causing her to shoot herself in head
  18. Big John: Stabbed in armpit and eyes gouged out
  19. Little John: Stabbed in chest
  20. Lonnie Elam: Mangled
  21. Cameron Elam: Stabbed twice in stomach and neck broken
  22. Leigh Brackett: Throat slashed
  23. Mob member #1: Stabbed in throat
  24. Mob member #2: Throat slashed
  25. Mob member #3: Throat slashed
  26. Mob member #4: Stabbed in back
  27. Mob member #5: Back slashed
  28. Tommy Doyle: Stabbed in chest and bludgeoned with bat
  29. Karen Nelson: Stabbed nine times

Halloween Ends

  • TBA

Animal victims

Halloween

  1. Female dog in the Myers house: Slammed against a 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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