Mike Morton

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"Mike Morton is the most popular guy in the traveling circus "Hullabaloo". After surviving the disaster, Mike Morton's only goal is to find the real killer who destroyed his home."
— Rumor

Mike Morton
Mike Morton FP.png
About
Alias Mike Morton
Gender Male
Career Acrobat
Item Bomb
Clues 3568

Mike Morton, or the Acrobat, is one of 30 Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png currently featured in Identity V Identity v.png.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Mike Morton is a versatile survivor and can be very effective in rescuing and kiting. He was a former member of the Hullabaloo circus and one of its only survivors.

His bombs can be used to jump over map props like open windows, thrown pallets, and others. If used appropriately, the bombs will propel the player to a good location safe from the Hunter.

The Acrobat can also support other Survivors by distracting the Hunter with his different bombs and utilise their effects to slow down the Hunter or disable their abilities.

Each bomb has a separate function. The fire bomb manifests flames on the ground and on the hunter's body when used. It disables the Hunter's skills (eg. Bloody Queen's Mirror, Violinist's String; Blink, Peepers etc.). The nitro bomb manifests a white powder on the ground and frames the Hunter's screen with white powder when used. It reduces the Hunter's interaction speed (vaulting, trampling pallets etc.). The sticky bomb manifests a dark brown stain on the ground . It slows the Hunter's movement speed.

Background[edit | edit source]

An exuberant and cheerful man, he is a former member of the Hullabaloo circus and one of its only survivors. His only goal is to find the real killer who destroyed his home.

Mike’s birth circumstances are virtually unknown, however, at some point in his early childhood, he was taken in by a man named Bernard, whom he saw as a father figure. He was raised in Bernard's circus called "Hullabaloo" which is where he learned acrobatics and juggling. Bernard would often scold Mike for his mischief, such as wanting to put stones in his juggling balls. At some point, a bottle of strong acid was stolen from Mike; coincidentally, around the same time that Joker's face was burned. Bernard is implied to have suspected Mike of this crime, but Mike denies this, only mentioning buying another bottle of acid before Bernard finds out about this "mismanagement." Eventually, a disaster happens inside of the circus, leaving Mike and few other members alive out of sheer luck and the rest dead. After the deaths, Mike found that the only other survivors were a strange couple, one by the name of Natalie. Now desperate and having lost the only things that mattered in his life, Mike's only goal in life is to find the true murderer of those he cherished.

When the circus burned down, he had thought of giving a fate worse then death to whoever burnt it down. There are rumors it was Natalie, known as Margaretha Zelle, who burnt down the circus. Yet that is incorrect and it is not confirmed who did it, but Natalie did not.

External Traits[edit | edit source]

External Traits
Icon Name Description
External Trait Risky Acrobatics.png
Risky Acrobatics The Acrobat carries 3 different types of Bomb around. When a Bomb explodes, it will temporarily change the ground's surface, creating a circular zone. Hunters stepping into this zone during the Aftereffect period will be affected by its effects, and thus returning the ground immediately to its original state.

Sticky Bomb

Slightly reduces the Hunter's Movement Speed. If the Hunter is hit by the exploding Sticky Bomb or if the Hunter is repeatedly affected by Aftereffects within a short time, the Hunter's Movement Speed will be greatly reduced.

Nitro Bomb

Slightly reduces Hunter's Interaction Speed. If the Hunter is hit by the exploding Nitro Bomb or if the Hunter is repeatedly affected by Aftereffects within a short time, the Hunter's Interaction Speed will be greatly reduced.

Fire Bomb

It can burn and disable all Hunter abilities for a period of time. If the Hunter is hit by the exploding Fire Bomb or if the Hunter is repeatedly affected by Aftereffects within a short time, all Hunter abilities will be disabled for an extended period.

How to use

Tap on the skill button to leap forward and throw a Bomb. Hold the skill button to charge and choose a landing area. However, encountering objects will leaping will cause the Acrobat to fall immediately.

External Trait Impromptu.png
Impromptu The Acrobat's behavior inspired him to create different types of Bombs.

Friendliness

Rescuing 1 Teammate from the Rocket Chair allows the Acrobat to create an additional Sticky Bomb.

Tranquility

When the Decoding Progress reaches 100%, it will allow the Acrobat to create an additional Nitro Bomb.

Bravery

Being pursued by Hunters for 60 will allow the Acrobat to create an additional Fire Bomb.

Exclusive

The Acrobat lacks ingredients and can only create one additional Bomb per game.

External Trait Half-Hearted.png
Half-Hearted The Acrobat is always coming up with new ideas and this makes it difficult for him to concentrate. Door Opening Speed is decreased by 30%.

Deduction Target[edit | edit source]

All completed Objectives reward the player with +335 Logic points for the Logic Path

  1. Family
    He's like a father; an ideal one.
    • Basic Objective: Perform a perfect calibration when decoding 2 times
    • Advanced Objective 1: Perform a perfect calibration when decoding 3 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Perform a perfect calibration when decoding 4 times
    Conclusion
    Photo 1: A middle-aged man with a moustache is carrying a boy with blonde hair in front of the circus tent.
  2. The Secret of Juggling
    Throwing isn't just an interesting skill. It's what makes a juggler successful.
    • Basic Objective: Stun Hunter 1 times
    • Advanced Objective 1: Stun Hunter 2 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Stun Hunter 3 times
    Conclusion
    Diary 1: Bernard said that the size and shape of the bag, as well as the type of filling, are critical. He refused my request to fill the bag with stones, stating that it was "hazardous".
  3. Artistic Acts
    Creativity is what ensures that the stage performances continue to improve.
    • Basic Objective: Use bomb 2 times
    • Advanced Objective 1: Use bomb 3 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Use bomb 4 times
    Conclusion
    Notebook: The properties of Nitre and some "Test Records" were recorded in detail.
  4. A New Face
    The circus is where people come and go. We always welcome new faces, and obviously, the beautiful ones.
    • Basic Objective: Hit the Hunter with Bomb 2 times
    • Advanced Objective 1: Hit the Hunter with Bomb 3 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Hit the Hunter with Bomb 4 times
    Conclusion
    Photo: A handsome red-haired young man is holding a beautiful girl with blonde hair.
  5. "Darling"
    How people call each other often reflects the degree to which the relationship has developed.
    • Basic Objective: Open the Exit Gate 1 times
    • Advanced Objective 1: Open the Exit Gate 1 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Open the Exit Gate 1 times
    Conclusion
    Diary 2: I love Nitre! As long as it's mixed with water, even a hot summer's day can become refreshing! Bernard's reaction was hilarious, and he even called me "Dear Mr. Mike Morton"! Oh, Bernard, I want to hear it again. Next time, I'll make sure to put my cold hands down your collar.
  6. Downcast
    Watching a sad face can sometimes bring us some dark pleasure.
    • Basic Objective: Use Bomb to vault through windows 1 times when pursued
    • Advanced Objective 1: Use Bomb to vault through windows 2 times when pursued
    • Advanced Objective 2: Use Bomb to vault through windows 3 times when pursued
    Conclusion
    Diary 3: Bernard sent his regards to my beloved little ones. He thought the wounds on Joker's face looked more like "corrosions". His suspicions really hurt me! Of course, I did lose a bottle of strong acid. Maybe I'll have to get another bottle before Bernard finds out about this "mismanagement".
  7. Carnival
    Carnivals usually mean chaos, and chaos means opportunity.
    • Basic Objective: Escape Dungeon 1 times
    • Advanced Objective 1: Escape Dungeon 1 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Escape Dungeon 1 times
    Conclusion
    Shopping List: Nitre, camel dung, milk, eggs
  8. The End
    It's all over.
    • Basic Objective: Pursued for 30 seconds
    • Advanced Objective 1: Pursued for 60 seconds
    • Advanced Objective 2: Pursued for 90 seconds
    Conclusion
    Newspaper Clipping: The carnival killer remains a mystery. The public feels that the local police did not do a good job and has called for further investigations.
  9. Encore
    Audiences often say this hoping that the performer will continue performing on the stage.
    • Basic Objective: Rescue Teammates from Rocket Chairs 1 times
    • Advanced Objective 1: Rescue Teammates from Rocket Chairs 2 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Rescue Teammates from Rocket Chairs 3 times
    Conclusion
    Diary 4: I scoured the city's mortuary and found everyone except the strange new couple. They were scheduled for the grand finale and couldn't sneak out.
  10. Reappearance
    Call their names and make them return to the stage once again.
    • Basic Objective: Use Bomb 4 times
    • Advanced Objective 1: Use Bomb 5 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Use Bomb 6 times
    Conclusion
    Invitation: Enclosed is a photo of a dark-haired woman with a name on the back - Natalie.

Birthday Letter[edit | edit source]

Dear Mr. Arthur Russell,

The investigation report you've sent last time was of great assistance to me. In regard to the animal tamer Natalie, also known as Margaretha Zelle, I wish to acquire further information on her upbringing as well as her life before the circus. Starting next week, I will be out of town for a while, and your salary will be paid in the same payment method per usual. There is no need to send in your report this time. I will pick them up at your residence.

I look forward to your reply

Yours Truly,

Mike Morton

Appearance Decoration[edit | edit source]

Costume
Icon Name Series Description Cost
Original Already Equipped The original costume. Everything looks so natural. N/A
Worn Clothes Complete Character Deduction quest 10 'Reappearance' to get. All the clothes are super tattered. Was it only a game they have been through? N/A
Mr. Swifts S6 Essence 3 Even if he is robbed, he will naturally build a nest for himself again. ([Limited] Costume only available in S6 Essence 3) N/A
Costume Mike Morton Ren Amamiya.png
Ren Amamiya Persona 5 Crossover 1 Shujin High School Sophmore - Ren Amamiya's uniform N/A
Costume Mike Morton JOKER.png
JOKER Persona 5 Crossover 1 A gift from JOKER. This time, you're the star of the show. N/A
Cocoa Bean Memory Sphere Season 9 Food is delicious if it makes people happy., It matters not that it came from a stall or a Michelin-starred restaurant. N/A
ACE N/A Tie-breaker. Are you going to win this round? 1388 Echoes Echoes.png or 4888 Fragments Fragments.png|-
Fool's Heart N/A Keeping his innocence till the very end. Perhaps this is the meaning of his existence. 318 Echoes Echoes.png or 1188 Fragments Fragments.png
Puppet Memory Sphere Season 7 Who would have thought that a little puppet could have a mind of its own? Perhaps, it's the key character. N/A
Jester Logic Path reached 1258 (S7) Not all the green leaves are willing to set off the red flowers like he used to. N/A
Bohea Memory Sphere Season 10 People's smiles always cheer him up, and a rowdy crowd always makes him forget his fears. N/A
Sparrow Event Shop I ascend to the top of the branch just to catch a glimpse of your flowering visage. 100 Spyglasses
Emerald City Coachman Memory Sphere Season 12 The coachman drives the colourful horse every day to maintain Emerald City's shiny surface, projecting the innocence by feigning innocence. N/A
Jamboree Halloween 2020 In order to get into that splendid and crazy world, no sacrifice is too much. 100 Spyglasses
Lilac Call of the Abyss III It will be really boring if there is only one type of purple on the costume! N/A
Scarlett Memory Sphere Season 11 The brightest colour catches the most attention. N/A
Accessories
Icon Name Series Description Cost
Star Candy Memory Sphere Season 7 Let's enjoy the beautiful sparkles!

Special Effects:

Replaced all 3 Bombs' special effects

788 Echoes Echoes.png or 2988 Fragments Fragments.png
Trumpet Memory Sphere Season 11 I don't really like playing the trumpet during days off. 258 Echoes Echoes.png or 968 Fragments Fragments.png
Behavior
Icon Name Type Series Description
Emote Hush.png
Emote Hush Already Equipped A motion that means hush.
Emote Advance.png
Emote Advance N/A A motion that means advance.
Emote Confused.png
Emote Confused Rank Treasure A motion that means confusion.
Emote Hurry Back.png
Emote Hurry Back S1 Memory Sphere B A motion that asks teammates to hurry back.
Emote Reflect Persona 5 Crossover Essence Reflect, Acrobat's Exclusive Emote
Emote Rolls 4-Sided Dice 4-sided Dice Enthusiast

60 Echoes

Rolls 4-sided Dice Motion, exclusive to Doctor
Standby Motion
Icon Series Name Description
Standby Motion Stand.png
N/A Stand Acrobat Matching Room Motion, Stand
Standby Motion Look.png
N/A Look Acrobat Matching Room Motion, Look
Standby Motion Hunter Snooze.png
N/A Snooze Acrobat Matching Room Motion, Snooze

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • His birthday is on June 1st.
  • He is interested in tightrope walking.
  • He is skilled at modulating gunpowder, bouncing and juggling.
  • He hates violent, rude people.
  • He likes lions and stage lights.
  • In his deductions, Mike refers to Joker, the sad clown, who's job is to make a fool of himself for others' entertainment. This has lead to many assuming Mike is a sadist.
  • Mike's appearance is loosely is based on Vander Clyde a popular acrobat known for their blond curls.
  • Mike is in contact with a detective known as "Arthur Russel", who has made an appearance in Fiona Gilman's birthday letter. It's implied that Mike has hired him to investigate old members of the circus, in order to find the killer.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

The Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png
Character Portrait Doctor.png Emily Dyer - Doctor Character Portrait Lawyer.png Freddy Riley - Lawyer Character Portrait Thief.png Kreacher Pierson - Thief Character Portrait Gardener.png Emma Woods - Gardener Character Portrait Magician.png Servais Le Roy - Magician Character Portrait Explorer.png Kurt Frank - Explorer
Character Portrait Mercenary.png Naib Subedar - Mercenary Character Portrait Coordinator.png Martha Behamfil - Coordinator Character Portrait Priestess.png Fiona Gilman - Priestess Character Portrait Mechanic.png Tracy Reznik - Mechanic Character Portrait Forward.png William Ellis - Forward Character Portrait The Mind's Eye.png Helena Adams - The Mind's Eye
Character Portrait Perfumer.png Vera Nair - Perfumer Character Portrait Cowboy.png Kevin Ayuso - Cowboy Character Portrait Female Dancer.png Margaretha Zelle - Female Dancer Character Portrait Seer.png Eli Clark - Seer Character Portrait Embalmer.png Aesop Carl - Embalmer Character Portrait Prospector.png Norton Campbell - Prospector
Character Portrait Enchantress.png Patricia Dorval - Enchantress Character Portrait Wildling.png Murro - Wildling Character Portrait Acrobat.png Mike Morton - Acrobat Character Portrait First Officer.png Jose Baden - First Officer Character Portrait Barmaid.png Demi Bourbon - Barmaid Character Portrait Postman.png Victor Grantz - Postman
Character Portrait Grave Keeper.png Andrew Kreiss - Grave Keeper Character Portrait "Prisoner".png Luca Balsa - "Prisoner" Character Portrait Entomologist.png Melly Plinius - Entomologist Character Portrait Painter.png Edgar Valden - Painter Character Portrait Batter.png Ganji Gupta - Batter Character Portrait Lucky Guy.png Lucky Guy
The Hunters IconHelpLoading hunter.png
Character Portrait Hell Ember.png Leo Beck - Hell Ember Character Portrait Smiley Face.png Joker - Smiley Face Character Portrait The Ripper.png Jack - The Ripper Character Portrait Gamekeeper.png Bane Perez - Gamekeeper Character Portrait Soul Weaver.png Violetta - Soul Weaver Character Portrait Geisha.png Michiko - Geisha
Character Portrait The Feaster.png Hastur - The Feaster Character Portrait Wu Chang.png Xie Bi'an & Fan Wujiu - Wu Chang Character Portrait Photographer.png Joseph Desaulniers - Photographer Character Portrait Mad Eyes.png Burke Lapadula - Mad Eyes Character Portrait Dream Witch.png Yidhra - Dream Witch Character Portrait Axe Boy.png Robbie White - Axe Boy
Character Portrait Evil Reptilian.png Luchino Diruse - Evil Reptilian Character Portrait Bloody Queen.png Mary - Bloody Queen Character Portrait Guard 26.png Bonbon - Guard 26 Character Portrait "Disciple".png Ann - "Disciple" Character Portrait Violinist.png Antonio - Violinist Character Portrait Sculptor.png Galatea - Sculptor
Character Portrait "Undead".png Percy - "Undead"