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Mike and his first four personalities from left to right: Vito, Chester, Mike, Manitoba Smith, and Svetlana.

This article focuses on Mike's alternate personalities. Mike first admits to having Multiple Personality Disorder in Ice Ice Baby, and has been shifting into his various personalities ever 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 anything that happens during the time in which the personality is active. Within Mike's subconscious a personality is able to detect their particular trigger but not necessarily be able to see the outside world. Mal appears to be an exception as he spontaneously appears and often finishes Mike's sentences. Whenever Mike is about to change personality, he takes a deep breath and bulges out his eyes. In the case where multiple triggers are administered at once, some triggers appear to take precedence, such as in Finders Creepers, the trigger for an athletic challenge overrode Mike having his shirt off, so he turns into Svetlana.

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. Mike and his personalities do not get along well. On their side, this is most likely because they are mere personas deprived of their own bodies and lives. On the other hand, Mike (with the exception of Mal) does not despise them, just their wild antics and inconvenient appearances. Despite the initial resentment held by the first four, The Bold and the Booty-ful revealed that they would much rather have Mike as the dominant personality than Mal, the most threatening and malicious of them all.

In The Final Wreck-ening; Chester, Svetlana, Vito, and Manitoba Smith decide it was for the best that Mike press the reset button in his mind despite knowing they would become one with Mike. They aren't completely gone however, as in the process, their abilities were merged with Mike's, as shown during the final challenge when Mike displays Svetlana's athleticism and Vito's strength.


Mike As Chester
Gender Male
Hair color Dark Brown
Eye color Brown
Description Old man
Triggers Mike's frustration
Friends Mike, Vito
Enemies Jo, Mal, Svetlana
First appearance Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!
Last appearance The Final Wreck-ening

Mike becomes Chester, a grumpy old man.

Chester is the first alternate personality introduced. Chester is a grumpy old man who has a hunched back, a wrinkled face, one eye shut, and constantly complains about the youth of today. He debuts in Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!, while the team attempt to cut down their totem pole. Chester appears whenever Mike becomes frustrated, such as when he gets hit by a spoon in Ice Ice Baby. He is also emerges while Mike is asleep as seen in Truth or Laser Shark, and Backstabbers Ahoy!.

In Runaway Model, Chester appears and "helps" Anne Maria and Zoey apply Jo's makeup, commenting that they just needed to "add a bit of rouge", but he only ends up making it much worse. After Jo discovers what happened, she proceeds to take it out on Mike by throwing barrels at him, who remains oblivious as to what happened. In The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean, Chester also makes a few appearances, emerging when Mike stubs his foot on a rock, who then proceeds to kick the rock in annoyance and hurt himself further. As well as when the Mutant Maggots begin to bicker, causing Mike to become frustrated and releasing Chester.

Chester makes his final appearance of the season in Grand Chef Auto, first appearing in the confessional when Mike expresses concern over his current predicament. Later when Mike gets knocked out and ends up in his mind, Chester appears with all the other personalities to beat him up. However after Mike hears Zoey calling him from the outside, he gains confidence and clobbers Chester and the other personalities.

Chester returns in Total Drama All-Stars, appearing with the rest of the personalities when Chris introduces Mike in Heroes vs. Villains, and also appears in Evil Dread where he and the other personalities converse in Mike's sleep about the return of Mal. He is also seen playing a game of Go Fish with Vito and Svetlana, before Manitoba arrives to warn them that Mal has returned.

After this incident, later on Mike discovers he is unable to transform into Chester or any of his other personalities.

Mike comes across Chester, who has been forced by Mal to sell skateboards.

He doesn't see any more of him until You Regatta Be Kidding Me after Mike gets trapped in his own mind by Mal. He comes across Chester who has been forced by Mal to sell skateboards, and persuades him to join in the quest to defeat Mal, as well as freeing him from his shackles. However shortly afterwards, Mal appears in place of Mike after he hears Zoey is in trouble. Mal's appearance terrifies Chester and when Mike reappears he is confused who is in control.

Chester continues to accompany Mike for several episodes as they recruit the other personalities. During these times he bickers with Svetlana, is impressed by Vito's puppet show, and agrees with Manitoba in why they should listen to Mike.

In The Final Wreck-ening, Chester arrives with the other's at Mal's tower. When the door falls upon them, Chester is shown not contributing in pushing it up, and is scolded by Mike. He also informs Mike that the reset button will "reset his noggin" and erase all the other personalities other than Mike. He joins everyone in pressing the button and is absorbed into Mike's subconscious, but succeeds in vanquishing Mal.


Mike as svetlana
Gender Female
Hair color Dark Brown
Eye color Brown
Description Russian Olympic gymnast
Triggers Athletic challenges, introductions, pep talks
Friends Cameron, Jo, Mike, Sierra, Zoey
Enemies Alejandro, Chester, Mal
First appearance Truth or Laser Shark
Last appearance The Final Wreck-ening

Mike becomes Svetlana, a Russian Olympic gymnast.

Svetlana is a Russian gymnast who debuts in Truth or Laser Shark. She appears primarily whenever Mike is in a physically challenging setting. Speaking in a Russian accent and in third person, she has long eyelashes, thick lips, unique eye irises, and a graceful figure. In terms of attitude, she seems to be the most enthusiastic and caring of the alters, having attempted to save the tied-up contestants in Finders Creepers and stood up in Mike's defense in The Bold and the Booty-ful. She is also proud and confident in her athletic ability. Svetlana is Mike's only female personality. In Food Fright, she is revealed to be a vegetarian.

Svetlana appears in the opening sequence, performing acrobatics in front of Zoey. She officially debuts 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. Svetlana again participates in the challenge in Ice Ice Baby. After being summoned by Cameron, she launches towards the Toxic Rats's fort to obtain their flag. Before she can, however, she falls forcefully into the snow and loses control to Vito.

Mike changes to Svetlana briefly in order to save the other contestants from the spider in Finders Creepers. In Backstabbers Ahoy!, Svetlana takes control from Vito during the challenge and helps Mike's team by hitting a bell, earning them a point. Svetlana is shown in a flashback in The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean skillfully evading a mutant beetle. Later, she emerges and travels up a tree when Mike is struggling. Svetlana admits that she does not want Mike to be the boss of his body in Grand Chef Auto. She joins the other personalities in fighting him for control. In the end, Mike overpowers her and the others and declares management of his mind.

In Heroes vs. Villains, Svetlana emerges when Chris is introducing Mike and his alters. Mike changes into Svetlana in his sleep in Evil Dread, with her expressing her fear over Mal's impending return. Later, she is seen playing Go Fish with Chester and Vito. When Manitoba warns them of Mal, the three become frightened, Svetlana even screaming. Mike attempts to turn into Svetlana to help out with the challenge in the next episode, but she does not respond. During this time, Sierra reveals that Svetlana is her favorite personality.

In The Obsta-Kill Kourse, Mike and Chester come across Svetlana chained to a rock and sculpting a fish out of butter on Mal's orders. She explains that she either does what she's told, or ceases to exist. Soon after, Mal channels Svetlana and she is somehow in the real world in and subconscious at the same time. Mike smashes her chain and allows her to regain control. She then joins Mike and Chester on their journey to the mysterious tower in Mike's mind. When Chester wants to sit down in Sundae Muddy Sundae, Svetlana tries to encourage him to keep walking, which only annoys him.


Svetlana explains why Mike is most fitting to have control.

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 qualities when they conflict over who should have the right to freedom.

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. Vito, Manitoba, and Svetlana convince 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.


Mike As Vito
Gender Male
Hair color Dark Brown, slicked back
Eye color Brown
Description Italian brute
Relationship Anne Maria (ended)
Triggers Removal of Mike's shirt
Friends Anne Maria, Chester, Mike
Enemies Brick, Mal, Scott, Svetlana, Zoey
First appearance Ice Ice Baby
Last appearance The Final Wreck-ening

Mike becomes Vito, an Italian tough guy.

Vito is a tough and aggressive man who debuts in Ice Ice Baby, a clear homage to Jersey Shore cast-member Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino. Vito comes out whenever Mike shirt comes off (usually by being ripped off, either by accident or because of another person). He enjoys picking fights, flirting, and obsessing over his self-proclaimed "hotness." He also seems a little clueless and lazy at times as seen in Finders Creepers. In Food Fright, Vito is revealed to only eat meat. Whenever he appears, Duncan's theme music is played.

This personality likes Anne Maria, as shown throughout the Total Drama: Revenge of the Island. He is muscular, always 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 Mike, 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 an act that he drops whenever the two of them are alone.

Vito also appeared in Backstabbers Ahoy!. He performed the challenge with the rest of Mike's team (until Svetlana took over) and continued flirting with Anne Maria. At one point, he punched Fang, impressing Anne Maria. He was not seen again until 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.

In Heroes vs. Villains, Vito appeared when Chris introduced Mike and his personalities.

In Evil Dread, Mike turns into Vito in his sleep and was later seen playing a game of Go Fish with Chester and Svetlana and was worried when Manitoba warns of Mal.

In Saving Private Leechball, Mike attempts to transform into Vito in the confessional by ripping-off his shirt, but fails.


Vito is offended at Svetlana dubbing Mike the better dancer...

The trio of Mike, Chester and Svetlana meet 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.


...but then admits it is true.

Vito agrees with Manitoba in The Bold and the Booty-ful, that it's questionable they should help Mike since it would only mean one personality could be free. When Svetlana says that Mike is a better dancer than Vito, Vito initially tries to retaliate, before sighing and stating, "It's true." Manitoba looks highly amused the whole time.

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. Vito, Manitoba, and Svetlana convince 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.

Manitoba Smith

Manitoba Smith
Mike As Manitoba
Gender Male
Hair color Dark Brown
Eye color Brown
Description Australian treasure hunter and survivalist
Relationship Zoey (attracted to)
Triggers Mike putting on a fedora
Friends Cameron, Mike, Zoey
Enemies Anne Maria, Mal, Scott
First appearance A Mine Is a Terrible Thing to Waste
Last appearance The Final Wreck-ening

Mike becomes Manitoba Smith, a cocky and risky Australian.

Manitoba Smith is an adventurous treasure hunter who debuts in A Mine Is a Terrible Thing to Waste. He is a parody of the fictional archaeologist, Indiana Jones, while his accent and mannerisms parody Australian movie icon Michael "Crocodile" Dundee as well as the late Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter. He only appears whenever Mike puts on a hat, which is usually a fedora. Mike undergoes the least amount of physical changes as Manitoba than any other personality. While all the others have at least two identifying features, Manitoba's only one is the hat which manifests him, though his eyes do appear to be permanently narrowed. He has a thick Australian accent and is able to identify unknown things on the ground by tasting them. 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 upsets both Zoey and Anne Maria. In Food Fright, Manitoba is revealed to not eat food that contains carbohydrates. He is arguably the most intelligent of Mike's personalities (other than Mal), and along with Svetlana is the most resourceful (as Mike and Cameron have voluntarily summoned him).

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.

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.

Evil Dread, Mike transformed into Manitoba after Cameron placed a hat on his head so that they could put his treasure-hunting skills to use in 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.


Manitoba is the last personality to be located by the group.

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. Vito, Manitoba, and Svetlana convince 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.


Evil Mike
Gender Male
Hair color Dark Brown, bangs flipped down to cover his left eye
Eye color Brown, later black, with shadows
Description Sociopathic evil mastermind, Mike's evil counterpart
Triggers Initially by a blow to Mike's head, then at his own free will
Enemies Mike, Chester, Manitoba Smith, Svetlana, Vito, Alejandro, Chef Hatchet, Chris, Cameron, Courtney, Duncan, Ezekiel, Gwen, Heather, Izzy, Scott, Zoey
First appearance Evil Dread
Last appearance The Final Wreck-ening
Maleficent one appears

Mal officially reawakens in Evil Dread.

Mal, or known amongst the other personalities as The Malevolent One, is a hidden personality sealed inside Mike's mind and served as the main antagonist of Total Drama All-Stars. Prior to the series, he was incarcerated to the same juvenile prison as Duncan 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 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 physical strength. He set up the eliminations for Cameron, Courtney, Scott and Alejandro and easily beat Izzy, who is a skilled fighter herself, in a boxing match. He is able to perfectly imitate Mike and is very perceptive of other people, as he can tell whether or not they trust him. Alejandro, who is a master manipulator in his own right, noted that Mal's abilities of persuasion were "impressive". He was also revealed to understand Spanish as he knew what Alejandro's surname meant.

A characteristic of Mal's personality is he is very impulsive and chaotic, choosing to recklessly act whenever an opportunity presents itself, rather than carefully plan out his moves. Furthermore Mal appears to take great enjoyment in committing heinous acts, with Duncan once stating that Mal did bad things just for the fun. This makes him very unpredictable and dangerous. Mal has also been shown to get extremely violent when he gets frustrated, as he broke the confessional camera, attempted to drown Zoey and tried to attack Mike in his mind. It is worth noting that this was only so when he had been alone. Around the others, he was perfectly capable of controlling himself, not wanting them to think that Mike was not himself. 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. Whenever Mal has done something malicious and is pleased with himself, he will whistle In the Hall of the Mountain King.

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 when 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 lever 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 to cause 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 .


Despite his desire to do otherwise, Mal saves Zoey from being eaten by piranhas.

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 is 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 discovers that Alejandro knows who he is in The Obsta-Kill Kourse. When Alejandro tries to threaten Mal by grabbing his shirt, Mal was unfazed and overpowers him by crushing 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's rock

Mal decides to sabotage the challenge.

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 fails. 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 to be 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 an 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.


Mike defeats Mal once and for all.

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 come back. During the first part of the challenge, he chooses meatball bazooka and 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.

Mike's subconscious


A rare shot of the depths of Mike's mind, showing Mal's tower.

Mike's subconscious is the area of Mike's head where his personalities reside. They remain here at all times unless summoned. During a personality shift, Mike himself is supposedly pushed here until the controlling persona is weakened, bringing him back to reality. Although it is portrayed as an empty space, in Evil Dread, Chester, Svetlana, and Vito are shown playing cards in a room-like setting. This suggests that there might be other quarters for them, as well as things to keep them distracted while they are not in dominance of the body. The room seen in Evil Dread also displays a large portrait of Mike, which burns to reveal the silhouette of Mal when he is first unleashed.


Inside the tower.

The subconscious is first seen in Grand Chef Auto after Scott smacks Vito over the head with a club, and Mike wakes up inside his mind. He is shown to not recognize the space. Vito and Chester even have to explain to him where he is. After this, Vito and Chester, along with Manitoba and Svetlana, face off against Mike in a physical battle for control. In Total Drama All-Stars, all five of them are imprisoned by Mal and the alters are forced to perform strange tasks. Mike breaks free and sets off on a journey to gather the others and defeat his evil personality. Mal's tower is where Mike, Svetlana, Chester, Manitoba, and Vito press the reset button which eliminates all five personalities and gives their abilities to Mike.


  • 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. However, his wife's existence is questionable, given her lack of ever being mentioned and Manitoba's womanizing behavior.
  • Most of Mike's personalities have theme music dedicated to them:
    • Svetlana: An uplifting, empowering song also used for Owen.
    • Vito: A tough rock number also used for Duncan.
    • Manitoba Smith: A tribal song featuring a didgeridoo and springy sound effects, it was later used during Jasmine's audition tape.
    • Mal: In the Hall of the Mountain King, a song commonly associated with evil. Max can also be heard whistling the tune in Three Zones and A Baby.
  • Manitoba's name likely stems from the Canadian province of the same name.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • While sleeping, Mike's personalities shift of their own accord, without the use of triggers.
  • 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
  • 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."
    • Interestingly, he also mentioned that if he were to create a fifth personality, it would be "a total crazy guy" who was "over the top and addicted to mayhem." This would be fulfilled with the introduction of Mal.
  • Mike, along with his personalities (except Manitoba Smith and Mal), were featured on the Halloween 2012 episode of Skatoony.
    • Oddly, during Chester's first appearance, host Chudd Chudders (unaware of Mike's disorder at the time) asks if he is okay. To this, Chester responds, "Who's Mike?"
  • Mal's name is a shortened version of The Malevolent One and means "evil" or "bad" in Latin, as well as in Spanish, Italian, French and Portuguese.
  • 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.
  • Mal has caused the fifth highest amount of eliminations out of all of the antagonists, being directly or indirectly responsible for five eliminations.
    • He directly caused the eliminations of Alejandro and Courtney.
    • He also played a part in the eliminations of Cameron, Scott and Gwen, even though he wasn't directly responsible.
  • Svetlana described Mike as more patient than 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.
  • Svetlana is one of three characters to be voiced by someone of the opposite gender, with the other two being DJ's mother and Cameron's mother.
    • She is voiced by Cory Doran, who also voices Mike as well as the other personalities.
  • Manitoba shares many similarities with Jasmine.
    • They are both always shown wearing slouch hats.
    • Both are expert wilderness survivalists.
    • Both have Australian accents.
    • Both are rather authoritative in personality.
    • Both are a reference or have been used to reference Indiana Jones.
    • Both are partially inspired by members of the Irwin family; Manitoba by Steve and Jasmine by his daughter, Bindi.
    • Jasmine's audition tape also features Manitoba's theme music, of a didgeridoo, playing in the background.
  • Whenever Vito switches to Mike or Svetlana, Mike's shark tooth necklace will vanish, if only for a short amount of time.


See also

Interactions with Anne Maria | Cameron | Duncan | Scott | Zoey
Other content Mike's alternate personalities

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