The silent psycho, Michael Myers was the quintessential embodiment of "The Boogie Man" himself. Myers lost it as a very young boy - age 6 - by far the youngest known start for any other killer in the field. (Jason was 21 when he avenged his mother in part 2, and Freddy killed his stepfather around 17) Not requiring a large, flashy weapon like a machete, chainsaw, or knived glove, Michael was happy to use the old standby - a huge butcher knife - to kill many of his victims. It was more concealable (remember, on Halloween, Michael would walk the streets of Haddonfield undetected), and easily moved around with him. It wasn't bulky, and didn't make noise that alerted a potential victim to his approach. Michael has NEVER been the victim of his own knife in any appreciable way, having been dispatched twice with guns (parts 1 and 4), once my firey explosion (part 2), twice by blunt object (a 4 x 4 in part 5 and a lead pipe in part 6), once by machete (H20), and once by electrocution (Resurrection). Similar to Freddy, Michael had many notable and reoccuring female protagonists. Laurie Strode - Michael's sister played by Jamie Lee Curtis - in parts 1, 2, H20, and breifly in Resurrection, and Jamie Lloyd - Michael's neice and Laurie's daughter - in parts 4, 5, and breifly in 6. Also of note was the re-emergence of Tommy Doyle, the young boy Laurie Strode babysat for in the original film. He came back as the infinitely talented Paul Rudd in Part 6, and defeated Michael. In comparison to Jason and Freddy, Michael's last film was left open-ended, since the movie companies refuse to let the series / franchise end. Rob Zombie attempted to breathe new life into the series with his remake of the original. VS Leatherface is also unique in a way. Despite being the central character in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series, in a manner of thought he was not always depicted as the true antagonist. Since his entire family were insane, evil cannibals, Leatherface often reacted violently out of fear or command. The other neat thing about Leatherface, as opposed to his opponent Michael Myers, is that he has no actual personality - and the mask he wears determines who his personality is. He either wore a "grandmother mask," which allowed him to be domestic and help around the house, the "pretty girl mask" which allowed him to be attractive and wear make-up, and the "killing mask" which is self-explanatory. Michael Myers's mask is white, blank, and shows no emotion. Leatherface's masks show too much. It also bears mentioning that 'Leatherface' isn't even called that until the third film. He is called "Bubba" in the original by his brother, but not until part 2. He is nameless in the original, but is often spoken to by his father and brothers with derisive terms, often targeting his ******ation or looks. It's obvious what the weapon of choice is here - the chainsaw. Though he does pick up a sledgehammer from time to time (a direct in to his world at the family slaughterhouse), the saw is truly his trademark. And it is turned on him VERY often. In the original, the saw dropping and cutting into LFace's leg is the only thing that saves the heronie, and he is impaled with it in part 2 prior to the explosion that supposedly kills him. Protagonists have no business in these films, since they often don't survive anyway. There's no continuity with the "good guys," and the major character development focuses on the family of cannibals.