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At the end of the film MoonWalker Michael Jackson's fictional version is implied to be something more than human. He has a connection to falling stars which give him various transformative powers, including...

  • A futuristic hyper-fast, sentient car
  • A giant, silver-chromed, humanoid robot with force-fields and plasma blasters
  • An interstellar ship capable of channeling his voice into light and sound energy blasts

It's never clearly stated however if he was an alien, a cyborg of some kind, or a human given morphing powers ala the Power Rangers or Ultra Man.

Are there any sources that speak to what he was?

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    He was a deep and weird look into Michael Jackson's subconscious. – Buzz Oct 19 '19 at 19:17
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    @Buzz Ha! Funny! In that regard, he was just another avatar from one of MJ's videos. I can take that, but what about in story? He has to be some kind of super being in order for the abilities and all to make sense, but even that fictionalized version seemed to imply Michael was a well known human with earthly ties. So where did the super powers come from? – Russhiro Oct 19 '19 at 19:25
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    There was a Movie Storybook and an official comic novelisation (Blackthorne 3D). I'm trying to acquire both as we speak in the hopes that either have some additional back-story – Valorum Oct 19 '19 at 19:26
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    @Valorum Awesome. Keep me up on what you find. The Sega video games made it seem like he was an intergalactic warrior and protector of some sort, but that's all I have to go on. – Russhiro Oct 19 '19 at 21:21
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There is no other implication than he is a human.

At the end of the Moonwalker Movie cast is listed as1:

CAST
Michael Jackson as Michael
Joe Pesci as Mr. Big
Sean Lennon as Sean
Kelley Parker as Katie
Brandon Adams as Zeke

Clip from Youtube.

On the Arcade game backstory is3:

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker is based on the Michael Jackson movie. Mr. Big has kidnapped children and has nasty things in store for them, like drugging them and making them slaves. So it's up to Michael to use his magical powers and dancing talent to try to catch Mr. Big and rescue his little friends.

title screen

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    how does this answer the question? – NKCampbell Oct 20 '19 at 17:42
  • A little plot irony here, perchance? – Zeiss Ikon Nov 20 '19 at 13:19

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