The beloved family sitcom "Full House" and its sequel "Fuller House" have captured the hearts of audiences for decades. However, one lingering question has haunted fans: What happened to Michelle Tanner? The absence of the youngest Tanner daughter, played by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, in "Fuller House" prompted the show's creators to devise an explanation for her non-appearance. While the official reason given was Michelle's relocation to New York to pursue a fashion career, a dark theory has emerged, suggesting that Michelle may have tragically passed away in the original "Full House" series.
"Fuller House" initially struggled to address Michelle's absence, as the Olsen twins, now focused on their successful fashion endeavors, declined to reprise their role. As the show progressed, references to Michelle became scarce, and the character's absence became a noticeable void within the Tanner family dynamic. Notably, in the first episode of "Fuller House" season 5, Danny Tanner's remark about having "three daughters again" when speaking to DJ, Stephanie, and Kimmy hinted at the possibility that Kimmy had taken Michelle's place in the family, leaving fans to speculate about the true nature of Michelle's absence.
The dark theory posits that Michelle's fate was far more tragic than previously assumed. It suggests that Michelle may have succumbed to the head injury she sustained in the original "Full House" finale, rather than recovering from it. According to this theory, the subsequent seasons of "Full House" were a collective reminiscence of the Tanner family, coping with the loss of Michelle. In "Fuller House," the family continued to maintain the illusion that Michelle was alive and well, attributing her absence to her purported relocation to New York. This theory, while somber, provides a poignant explanation for Michelle's perpetual absence from family gatherings and reunions.