Just finished watching Netflix's Dark. I couldn't find answers for this, how is it that?

Hannah in 2019 could not spot that Mikkel is exactly the same as how her husband Michael looked like in 1986?

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    The same as Marty's parents not recognizing that their son is the same as the boy that introduced them
    – Moondane
    Commented Jul 2, 2019 at 8:00
  • @Moondane Err who is Marty here ?
    – GoodSp33d
    Commented Jul 2, 2019 at 8:26
  • Sorry, i meant Marty McFly from "Back to the future"
    – Moondane
    Commented Jul 2, 2019 at 8:32
  • Oh ok ! yea even that movie had some holes here and there, but in Season 2 Dark, I think they show Hannah having a deja vu moment when she meets Mikkel with Ulrich before the birthday bash or something.
    – GoodSp33d
    Commented Jul 2, 2019 at 8:36
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    @Ivana In Season 3, Katharina does recognize Mikkel in one of the old school photographs when she investigates the whole thing.
    – Sandun
    Commented Aug 11, 2021 at 13:00

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If we assume that they were living in the same village all these years, Hannah would probably know Mikkel since his birth, when he would definitely wouldn't look like Michael. Then he would grow up, gradually changing to be more and more like the kid she met at 1986, but for her he would always be "Mikkel". She would never have thought that "this kid looks familiar" because she already knows him. Even if she would think that he looks like her husband when he was young, then she would think that it is just a funny coincidence.

Or... plot twist! She saw the resemblance and she thinks that he is the son of her husband and that's why she wants Ulrich so much, to avenge Katharina for sleeping with her husband.

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    Mikkel is not Michael's son. Jonas is song of Mikkel/Michael. Your answer doesnt make any sense and I wonder people who voted up.
    – Saad Anees
    Commented Aug 4, 2019 at 8:14
  • The answer was given a year before the second season was released. At that point there was no solid evidence who Mikkel's father is. It could be anybody. Since we are watching a sci-fi series it could also be himself. This is just a speculation of course and I wrote it just to add some spice to the answer that lies above.
    – xpy
    Commented Aug 4, 2019 at 12:38
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    LOL. You need to rewatch season 1 man. It already explained in season 1 that mikkel is michael.
    – Saad Anees
    Commented Aug 4, 2019 at 13:30
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    @SaadAnees I am not sure if you get the answer. In the first season it is shown that Mikkel is the son of Ulrich and Katharina. That doesn't necessarily mean that Ulrich is the biological father of Mikkel. Since this is a sci-fi series anything might be possible. So, to spice up my answer, I gave a possible scenario that Mikkel/Michael went to the past had sex with Katharina and gave birth to himself. Again, the answer to the question lies above the assumed plot and is a very valid answer to the question.
    – xpy
    Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 7:59
  • you are overthinking. Its sci-fi and it doesn't mean anything possible at anytime. There is always a foundation for any kind of plot. Your scenario is wrong. Mikkel/michael couldn't have sex with Katharina because he knew he traveled back in time. In 1986 Katharina is an adult and Mikkel and Hannah are not. By the time Mikkel becomes adult, Katharina is married to Ulrich and gave birth to their first child. Mikkel is the third child of Khathrina and Ulrich so Why would Mikkel/Michael would have sex with his mother at the first place? He was only one to know the truth at the first place.
    – Saad Anees
    Commented Aug 5, 2019 at 8:09

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