This article focuses on Mike's alternate personalities. Mike admits to having Multiple Personality Disorder in Ice Ice Baby, but has been shifting into other personalities since Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!. Mike is aware of his alternate personalities, but says he cannot control them. When another personality takes over, Mike does not remember what happens during that time. Within Mike's subconscious a personality is able to hear or feel their trigger but not necessarily be able to see the outside world. Whenever Mike is about to change personality, he breathes in deeply and bulges out his eyes. Mike tells all of the other contestants that his personalities are part of a comedy routine that he practices, because he does not want anyone to know the truth. In The Final Wreck-ening; Chester, Svetlana, Vito and Manitoba Smith decided it was for the best that Mike should press the reset button in his mind despite knowing they would become one with Mike. They aren't completely gone, though; in the process, their abilities were merged with Mike's, as displayed during the final challenge when Mike displayed Svetlana's athleticism.
Chester is the first alternate personality introduced. He debuted in Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!, when the team was trying to cut down the totem pole. Chester is a grumpy old man who has a hunched back, a wrinkled face, one eye shut, and complains about the youth of today. He appears whenever Mike is frustrated.
Chester was also seen in Truth or Laser Shark. While he was sleeping, he began fussing over the youth and going back and forth from Chester to Mike.
Chester appeared when Mike was accidentally hit with a spoon in Ice Ice Baby. He was annoyed and said people used to eat with their hands.
In Backstabbers Ahoy!, Chester is shown in the beginning of the episode while Mike is asleep saying how his other personalities are "punks."
In Runaway Model, Chester appears and complains that Anne Maria and Zoey were making Jo's make-up too complicated, and that they just needed to "add a bit of rouge." He proceeded to apply the make-up on her himself, but ended up making Jo unbelievably ugly. Jo later found out and threw barrels at Mike, while calling him Chester, to which Mike had no idea of what he had done.
Chester also makes a few appearances in The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean. First, he appears in a flashback where it's explained that Mike turns into Chester whenever he gets frustrated. Mike stubs his foot on a rock, causing him to change into Chester and kick the rock, which just hurts him more. The second time is when the Mutant Maggots are rowing back to shore, and the team falls into disarray, frustrating Mike to the point of turning into Chester.
Chester appears in the confessional in Grand Chef Auto. He is skeptical that Zoey will not think they are weird.
In Heroes vs. Villains, Chester appeared when Chris introduced Mike and his personalities.
He appeared again in Evil Dread, playing a game of Go Fish with Vito and Svetlana and was worried when Manitoba warned of Mal.
In Saving Private Leechball, Mike attempts to transform into Chester in the confessional when he hurt his elbow, but failed.
In Food Fright, Mike revealed during the pancake eating challenge that Chester would complain that there would be too much syrup on the pancakes.
In You Regatta Be Kidding Me, while Mike was trying to get to the tower in his mind, he met Chester chained to a stall selling skateboards. Chester agrees to help Mike so Mike frees him but Chester has doubts whether they can defeat Mal. When Mal was briefly sent to the subconscious, Chester was afraid of him.
In The Obsta-Kill Kourse, Chester is still traveling with Mike and kept complaining because he was tired from walking continuously for too long.
Chester became tired of walking in Sundae Muddy Sundae and wanted to rest, later snapping at Svetlana when she voiced against it. When the group came across Vito, Chester is the only person who loved his ventriloquist performance. He also was terrified with Svetlana when what he thought was a talented Vito turned out to be Mal communicating through the puppet.
The group finally comes across Manitoba in The Bold and the Booty-ful. When Mike showed he might not be the original personality, Chester wonders why he ever listend to him. When everyone decided to confront Mal, Mike gave Chester a piggy-back ride since he was tired.
Chester is shown to have knowledge of the subconscious in The Final Wreck-ening where he stated that pressing the reset button will make Mike the only personality.
Svetlana is a Russian gymnast who debuts in Truth or Laser Shark. She appears whenever Mike is determined to get something done or when someone mentions the Olympics. Speaking in a Russian accent and in third person, she has: long eyelashes, thick lips, and a graceful figure, appearing whenever Mike needs to complete a physical task. She appears proud and confident in her skills whenever she appears. Jo compliments her on her athletic skills. Svetlana is Mike's only female alternate personality and has unique eye irises. Svetlana also appears in the opening sequence, performing acrobatics in front of Zoey. She first appears during the second challenge of Truth or Laser Shark. When Mike starts giving himself a pep talk, he changes to Svetlana, who finishes Mike's part of the relay with ease. In Food Fright, Svetlana is revealed to be a vegetarian.
In Ice Ice Baby, Cameron purposefully tries to get Mike to change to Svetlana because of her great athletic skill. He manages to do so and with the resulting change, Svetlana launches herself towards the Rats' fortress.
Svetlana makes a brief appearance in The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean, first time being in a flashback, and the second being when Mike is climbing a tree, and begins to struggle. After landing, with perfect form, he changes back to Mike in order to rescue Zoey.
Svetlana admits that she does not want Mike to be the boss of his body in Grand Chef Auto.
In Heroes vs. Villains, Svetlana appeared when Chris introduced Mike and his personalities.
In Evil Dread, Mike transformed into Svetlana in his sleep and was later seen playing a game of Go Fish with Vito and Chester inside Mike's mind. When Manitoba warned of Mal, she and the other two become frightened.
In The Obsta-Kill Kourse, Mike and Chester come across Svetlana chained to a rock and sculpting a fish out of butter. She warns them not to speak too loudly since Mal has the ability to hear what is going on inside his subconscious. Svetlana was partially summoned by Mal during the challenge and she was in a state where she is in both the real world and Mike's subconscious at the same time but had no control over of either. Mike was able to break the chain holding her, allowing her to regain control. She then joins Mike and Chester on their journey to the mysterious tower in Mike's mind.
When Chester wanted to sit down in Sundae Muddy Sundae, Svetlana tried to encourage him to keep walking, which only annoyed him. She also screamed upon Vito's dummy's possession by Mal.
Svetlana is shown to like and support Mike in The Bold and the Booty-ful. She thinks his dreams (specifically the one where Mike's kissing Zoey in the rain) are romantic and reminds everyone of Mike's good points when they question if Mike or Mal should be in control. This may prove she's starting to like Mike.
Vito is a tough and aggressive man who debuts in Ice Ice Baby. He seems to enjoy picking fights and flirting. Vito also seems a little clueless and lazy at times as seen in Finders Creepers, and he appears when Mike takes his shirt off. In Food Fright, Vito is revealed to only eat meat.
This personality likes Anne Maria, as shown throughout the show. He is muscular, usually shirtless, and has hair that is gelled back. Vito, just like Anne Maria, is based on the Jersey stereotype. This attraction is disapproved of by Mike and Zoey and has subsequently caused a love triangle between himself, Zoey, and Anne Maria.
The first mention of Vito was in Anne Maria's Total Drama Online biography, where she mentioned that her dream date would be with Vito. Mike is shown to not like Vito because he is harder to control than Svetlana and Chester. Unlike the actual scenario, Anne Maria believes Vito is the real personality and Mike is the real "act."
Vito appeared in Grand Chef Auto, when Scott ripped off Mike's shirt. Vito wanted to know where Anne Maria was and Scott promised to take him to her, but he didn't. Whenever Vito appears, "Duncan's theme" is played.
In Heroes vs. Villains, Vito appeared when Chris introduced Mike and his personalities.
In Evil Dread, Mike transformed into Vito in his sleep and was later seen playing a game of Go Fish with Chester and Svetlana and was worried when Manitoba warned of Mal.
In Saving Private Leechball, Mike attempts to transform into Vito in the confessional by ripping-off his shirt, but fails.
The trio of Mike, Chester and Svetlana met Vito chained to a rock on a stage in Sundae Muddy Sundae. Vito had to do a ventriloquist act on Mal's orders. Vito was confused when the ventriloquist dummy spoke on its own and was scared when it gave a warning from Mal. Mike used the dummy to free Vito, who decided to go along with the group.
Vito agrees with Manitoba in The Bold and the Booty-ful on why they should help Mike since it would only mean one personality could be free.
Manitoba Smith is an adventurer who debuts in A Mine Is a Terrible Thing to Waste. He appears whenever Mike puts on a fedora. He has a thick Australian accent and is able to track what is nearby just by observing the ground. He is fairly cocky and quick to take charge, but is also quite witty. He is hinted to be rather sexist, saying that the mine carts would be too dangerous for girls, which noticeably upset both Zoey and Anne Maria. In Food Fright, Manitoba is revealed to not eat food with carbohydrates.
His next appearance was a brief one at the beginning of The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean, when Mike puts on a fedora. However, Cameron quickly removes the hat, changing Mike back to his normal self. He is a parody of Indiana Jones, although his accent parodies both "Crocodile" Dundee and the late Steve Irwin.
Manitoba lassos Mike in Grand Chef Auto and says that Mike gets in the way of his flirting.
In Heroes vs. Villains, Manitoba Smith appeared when Chris introduced Mike and his personalities.
In Evil Dread, Mike transformed into Manitoba after Cameron placed a hat on his head to help with the challenge. He flirted with Zoey, and complimented Mike's ability to pick girls. Manitoba later spotted Scott trying to sabotage the Heroic Hamsters by hiding a puzzle piece and was hit by a booby trap which forced him back into Mike's subconscious. He warned Chester, Svetlana, and Vito that Mal was coming, scaring the other three. Mike attempted to transform into Manitoba again, but was unsuccessful.
The group finds Manitoba destroying Mike's dreams in The Bold and the Booty-ful on the orders from Mal. Manitoba questions why should the personalities help Mike since only one personality can be in control of the body. He has more situational awareness than the others when he realizes that Mal's identification card is an illusion and the fact that all the personalities are stuck in a prison of Mal's design.
In The Final Wreck-ening, Mike and his four original personalities finally reach the tower of Mike's mind. They fight through the traps Mal has set, and find the mind reset button. Mike finds out that if the button is pushed, Chester, Svetlana, Vito, and Manitoba will disappear along with Mal. Svetlana convinces Mike to push the button, blowing up the tower, and defeating Mal. However, all of Mike's personalities cease to exist, their abilities being absorbed by Mike.
Mal, or known amongst the other personalities as The Malevolent One, is a hidden personality sealed inside Mike's mind and the main antagonist of Total Drama All-Stars. Prior to the series, he was incarcerated to the same prison Duncan was and was one of the most dangerous inmates at the time. At some point after juvie, Mike was able to take control of Mal and he was sealed within his subconscious.
Mike's voice arguably changes most drastically when he is Mal. He is shown to have dark circles around his eyes and the normally spiked portion of Mike's hair covering the left eye. Once this personality has risen, Mike is no longer able to transform into the others as Mal has been shown to have chained them to boulders in order to suppress them. Mal is seen shifting himself into an evil version of Svetlana in The Obsta-Kill Kourse, suggesting that that power goes to him when Mike is not in control. Up until Mal officially takes over Mike's body in No One Eggspects The Spanish Opposition, almost all of his appearances were at his own will, making him the most spontaneous of all the personalities.
Mal has shown great intelligence and great physical strength. He was able to set up the eliminations for Cameron and Alejandro and has been known to lift a boulder above his head. He is able to imitate Mike well and is very perceptive of other people as he could tell if they trust him or not. Mal has been shown to be violent when frustrated as he broke the confessional camera and tried to attack Mike. Although he has done this when he was alone and is able to control himself around other people. He is a bit egotistical as within the subconscious he would have items modeled after him and was confident that Mike would not be able to defeat him.
He was mentioned in the beginning of Evil Dread by the other personalities stating that how he has returned. He made his debut when Mike, as Manitoba Smith, got hit on the head by Scott's shovel. As this happens, Manitoba looks frightened when he warns the others about Mal, as the large picture of Mike behind them subsequently forms into a shadow silhouette of his evil personality. This personality also seems to affect normal Mike, making him crueler, as shown when he laughs at Sam's misfortune, surprising Zoey (showing it is something he would not do otherwise). At the elimination ceremony, he makes his first appearance when he proclaims that "One by one, they will all fall."
In Saving Private Leechball, he appeared in the beginning of the episode where he broke Sam's handheld game console. He also appeared when Mike is using the confessional while talking about Courtney.
In Food Fright, Mal sneaks into the girls' room in the hotel and breaks Sierra's phone, afterwards laughing maniacally in the confessional. During the challenge, Mal pulls a leaver on the salad spinner, prompting that anyone after Mike that uses the contraption will be spun around faster.
In Moon Madness, the mysterious effects of the Blue Harvest Moon awaken him and he spends most of the time causing havoc on his team while pretending to still be Mike. While his team was outside of the cabins, he hides underneath the stairs and pulls Cameron's legs while he was walking down, causing him to trip and his glasses to break into pieces. Later on, he abandons Cameron and scares Duncan away with a ferocious bird. After meeting up with the rest of his team, he attempts to hit Zoey over the head with a wooden log, but his team members arrived before he can do so. At the end of the episode, the moon becomes normal, reverting Mal back to Mike and costs his team the challenge.
In No One Eggspects The Spanish Opposition, Mal breaks Duncan's knife and admits that he wants Zoey gone. After the challenge, Mike tries to seal away Mal by dropping a rock on his head. This, in turn, has the opposite effect, sealing away Mike in his mind, where he finds himself chained to a boulder and leaving Mal to be able to roam freely while masquerading as Mike. At the end of the episode, Mal then starts whistling "In the Hall of the Mountain King" as he gets on the Boat of Losers for exile. At that point, Duncan finally remembers where he knows Mike from. He states in the confessional that back when he was in juvie, Mal was also an inmate there and "was running the place."
Mal is still in control and pretending to be Mike in Suckers Punched. On Boney Island, Mal allies with the animals and uses them to attack Chef. Mal dives into Mike's mind to taunt the fact that he has returned and intends on causing havoc. Mal tries to get Zoey to trust him by saying that he misses her and reminds Chris that Zoey has an advantage from the last challenge. For the boxing challenge, Mal has to fight Izzy and was surprised that Izzy could sense him being evil and Mike within his mind, but believes that it was his eyes that gave him away. Mal easily beats Izzy and threw her off the ring before she can figure out his secret. During the elimination ceremony he overhears Duncan and Zoey and asks what they are talking about. Mal agrees with Zoey and Duncan that Alejandro should go to Boney Island.
Mal comments how easy it is to impersonate Mike in You Regatta Be Kidding Me and believes he should have done it years ago. He creates an alliance with Cameron and Zoey and another one with Alejandro. Mal was third to receive a boat for the challenge after he purposely messed with the other boats before choosing one. He was sent to the subconscious when Zoey was in danger but easily regained control. He reluctantly saves Zoey to uphold the Mike facade, which cost him the challenge. During the elimination ceremony, Mal rigged the votes so Cameron would be eliminated, but due to Duncan's disqualification, the plan failed.
Mal tries to plant evidence of the rigged votes on Alejandro in Zeek And Ye Shall Find, but his plan was backfired as Alejandro saw him placing the voted underneath his bed in the losers' cabin and quickly placed them in Mike's bed instead. When Cameron found the votes, Mal tries to defend himself but Cameron was already depressed that everyone voted for him to believe him. The next morning, Mal convinces Cameron that everyone other than himself and Zoey, are out to get him. During the challenge, Mal convinces Cameron to kiss Courtney under the impression of pulling Scott into their alliance. When Cameron fell into a hole, Mal tries to drop a rock at him but was captured by Ezekiel. While waiting for someone to free them, Mal accidentally slips up when he accuses Alejandro for leaving Cameron hanging when Alejandro did not say what Cameron's predicament was. After the challenge ended, Mal reveals to Cameron his true identity and he is the culprit behind the incidents lately, including trying to kill him back in the mines.
Mal finds out that Alejandro knows who he is in The Obsta-Kill Kourse. When Alejandro tries to blackmail Mal, Mal was unfazed and grabbed his wrist. Mal shows he has some knowledge of the Spanish language when he questions Alejandro's family saying. During the challenge Mal would either try to sabotage Alejandro or convince others to vote him off. Mal has displayed the ability to partially summon a personality, as shown when he needed Svetlana's skills to shake Alejandro off of him during the "snapping bars." He was surprised when she escaped his influence, after Mike broke the chain Mal used to keep her restrained in his mind, and is determined to get rid of Mike once Alejandro is gone. He sacrificed himself so Zoey could win and so he could try to find out where Alejandro hid the DVD of him.
Mal is frantically looking for the DVD Alejandro hid in the hotel in Sundae Muddy Sundae to no avail. He also realizes that Zoey is getting suspicious of him. Mal returned to Mike's subconscious in order to stop Mike from saving Vito by possessing his dummy but fail. As the contestants are walking through the forest, Mal reveals Courtney's chart that shows the order of contestants she is going to eliminate. This causes everyone to distrust Courtney, leaving her without an ally. Mal tries his best to win the challenge so he can return to the hotel to find the DVD. He finds Gwen being a threat and the two of them are often neck and neck in the challenge. His actions throughout the episode had also made Gwen and Scott suspicious of him. Mal lets Zoey win so he can regain her trust and they can both go to the spa hotel. When Chris said only Zoey could go to the hotel, Mal acted like he was happy for Zoey while secretly furious at this change of events.
Mal knows he has to win the challenge in The Bold and the Booty-ful because of everyone's suspicions. He realizes Zoey is losing trust in him after he accidentally said that he gave her a bracelet and not a necklace. Instead of trying to find his treasure he decides to sabotage the other contestants in their search. He first tries to smack Gwen in the head but then buries her under the rubble of the McLean cottage. He goes over to Scott but lets Fang attack him. Mal brings and injured Scott to Chris and said that an injured contestant is one of Chris's favorite things to which Chris agrees to. Afterwards, Mal is chosen by Zoey to head into the finale possibly knowing that Zoey is trying to find a way to bring back the real Mike.
Mal is confident he will win in The Final Wreck-ening despite being aware that Zoey knows who he is. He mockingly states that he is touched by this action and says Mike is still trapped within the subconscious. He still pretends to be Mike until Zoey tells him to drop the act. Mal gloats to Zoey that Mike will never return to her. During the first part of the challenge he manages to get Alejandro and Heather as helpers but does not care about either of them. During the second part of the challenge Mal tried to throw Heather in the toxic waste moat so he could use her body to float across until Alejandro offered a pole vault. Mal threw Cameron and Gwen down a level and used the pogo stick to attack Zoey in the water moat. While underwater Mal was sent to the subconscious and learned that the reset button was pushed and Mike was going to be the only personality. Mal tries to attack Mike but he is quickly defeated. He states he is a part of Mike like the others just before disappearing for good.
- Some of Mike's alternate personalities' personal info are shared in Mike's biography.
- Chester is revealed to not have a favorite color and prefers to make his own music.
- Svetlana is revealed to enjoy movies, her favorite food is whatever keeps her in "tip-top shape" and her craziest dream was when she fell doing a dismount.
- Vito's first job was working with his uncle Vinnie fixing old cars and his dream is to open a body shop.
- Manitoba revealed he's married.
- Mal's the only personality not mentioned.
- Anne Maria believes that Mike only pretends to act as he normally does, and whenever the two are alone, Mike returns to who Anne Maria thinks that he actually is, Vito.
- Vito may be a homage to Jersey Shore cast-member Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino, thus possibly explaining Anne Maria's interest in him.
- According to the Total Drama Panel at Fan Expo 2011, Svetlana was originally Swedish, Vito was called Vince, and Manitoba Smith was called Manitoba Mike.
- Manitoba Smith parodies the famous fictional character, Indiana Jones, as both of their first names are the names of locations, along with the fact that Indiana Jones' name was originally Indiana Smith.
- Mike switches back to himself whenever somebody yells his name, when Zoey is in danger, or in Manitoba's case, whenever his hat is removed. Vito will also change back into Mike when he puts a shirt on and is awake.
- Occasionally, he will switch back randomly.
- While sleeping, Mike's personalities shift of their own accord, without the use of triggers.
- Heroes vs. Villains is the only episode of Total Drama All-Stars in which Mal does not appear.
- Three of his personalities are hinted at in Mike's audition tape:
- "Agile and graceful" - Svetlana
- "Tough and scrappy" - Vito
- "With a keen sense of a wilderness survivor" - Manitoba Smith
- Chester and Mal are the only personalities which were not referenced.
- Chester and Mal are the only personalities who appear in the confessional.
- During an interview, Cory Doran, Mike's voice actor, admits that Vito is his favorite alternate personality. He says that "I think Vito was my favorite just because of the whole love triangle that came from it. It gave Mike a real hard time trying to win over Zoey, and it's fun to see him scramble to make it up to her."
- Mike, along with his personalities (except Manitoba Smith and Mal) were on the Halloween 2012 episode of Skatoony.
- Mal's name actually means evil or bad in Latin, as well as in Spanish, Italian, and French.
- Mal may also be short for his full name, "The Malevolent One." One of the roots of malevolent is the Latin mal, as stated above.
- Mal might also be short for Malice since malice means intention to do evil or ill will, which fits with Mal's character.
- Mal's theme is In the Hall of the Mountain King, a famous piece written by Edvard Grieg as incidental music for Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt.
- Oddly, since No One Eggspects The Spanish Opposition Mal's eyes are black instead of brown.
- Out of all the antagonists, Mal has caused the second-least amount of eliminations, only directly causing Alejandro, Scott and Courtney's eliminations and indirectley causing Gwen's.
- Svetlana described Mike as:
- More patient then her;
- More generous than Chester;
- Less egotistical than Manitoba;
- And a better dancer than Vito;
- Like all the other antagonists before him, Mal received some form of payback for his actions throughout the season. For him, he (along with all of Mike's other personalities) was permanently absorbed into Mike's subconscious, with Mike presumably sealing away all aspects of his personality forever.
- This currently makes Mal the only antagonist whose retribution is permanent.
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