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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

Mike Morton, also known as the Acrobat and formerly the Juggler, is a Contain-Type and Difficulty 2.5 Survivor available for purchase after completion of the prologue. He is one of 45 playable Survivors added to Identity V.

Your card reminds me of my time in the circus. Every holiday, balloons fill the air while no empty seat is in sight... I wish I could go back to those days.

—Mike Morton (Valentine's Day 2023)

Appearance

Mike is a tall, slender doll with fair skin, curly blond hair, thin blond eyebrows, mismatched blue button eyes cross-stitched with gold thread, of which the left eye has an extra gold rim, and freckles. His mouth is pulled into a grin, revealing white teeth, with the corners stitched with white thread.

He wears a large, flamboyant, white Elizabethan ruff around his neck, a jumpsuit patterned with red, yellow, blue, and black diamonds and frilly cuffs, a leather belt with a small pouch attached on the right, in which he keeps multiple multicolored and round bombs of nitre, and black-and-white saddle shoes. A large, brimmed leather cap sits on his head.

Gameplay

The Acrobat is a contain-type Survivor who can cause different debuffs to the Hunter if they step on trapped areas caused by his bombs, which consist of multiple types and various effects, with one that slows down movement speed, one that slows down interaction speed, and one that disables all Hunter abilities for a period of time. He is able to obtain more bombs by rescuing a chaired teammate, reaching 150% decoding progress, and being pursued by the Hunter for 60 seconds respectively, though the latter will not be obtained if he is in the Tide Turner's Last Effort status. He is also notable for his ability to jump over most obstacles when he throws his bombs. However, his gate opening speed is drastically reduced.

External Traits

Below is a list of Acrobat's intrinsic traits. For more in-depth information, please check the individual pages.

External Traits
Trait Description
RiskyAcrobatics
Risky Acrobatics
Initial quantity of each bomb type: 1
Cooldown: 12 second(s)

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
Reduces Hunter's movement speed by 30%. If the Hunter is hit by the exploding Sticky Bomb or if the Hunter is repeatedly affected by Aftereffects within a short duration, the Hunter's movement speed will be reduced by 35%.

Nitro Bomb
Reduces Hunter's interaction speed by 35%. If the Hunter is hit by the exploding Nitro Bomb or if the Hunter is repeatedly affected by Aftereffects within a short duration, the Hunter's Interaction Speed will be reduced by 40%.

Fire Bomb
Burns Hunters and disables all Hunter abilities for 5 second(s). If the Hunter is hit by the exploding Fire Bomb or if the Hunter is repeatedly affected by Aftereffects within a short duration, all Hunter abilities will be disabled for 8 second(s).

How to use
Tap on the Ability button to leap forward and throw a Bomb. After landing, the Acrobat will perform a forward somersault, which can be orientated by directing the joystick. Hold the Ability button to charge and choose a landing area. However, colliding with objects while leaping will cause the Acrobat to fall immediately.

Impromptu
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 150%, it will allow the Acrobat to create an additional Nitro Bomb.

Bravery
Being Pursued by Hunters for 60 seconds will allow the Acrobat to create a Fire Bomb. The Acrobat cannot make Fire Bombs while in the Last Effort status.

Exclusive
The Acrobat lacks ingredients and can only create one additional Bomb[7] per game.

HalfHearted
Half-Hearted
The Acrobat is always coming up with new ideas and this makes it difficult for him to concentrate. Door opening speed decreases by 30%.

Character Statistics

Below is a list of Acrobat's statistics. To view other Survivors' gameplay data, please view this article.

Acrobat Statistics
Chart Movement
AcrobatStatistics
Running Speed 3.8 m/s
Walking Speed 2.11 m/s
Crouched Speed 1.14 m/s
Crawling Speed 0.44 m/s
Speed Boost after Hit 2.0 sec.
Footprint Duration 4.0 sec.
Action Pallet Window
Dropping 0.73 sec. /
Low Speed Vaulting 2.07 sec. 1.27 sec.
Medium Speed Vaulting 1.63 sec. /
High Speed Vaulting 1.17 sec. 0.87 sec.
Decoding
Cipher Machine 81.0 sec.
Electric Shock Progress Loss 1.0%
Electric Shock Decoding Inability 2.0 sec.
Exit Gates 25.7 sec.
Healing
Healing Teammate 15.0 sec.
Being Healed 15.0 sec.
Knockdown Self-Healing 30.0 sec.
Others
Chest Opening 10.0 sec.
Ballooned Struggle 16.0 sec.
Rocket Chair Duration 60.0 sec.
Being Rescued from Chairs 1.0 sec.

Abilities in Other Game Modes

Acrobat Ability Changes in Other Game Modes
Modes Change
Duo Hunters No change
Blackjack The Acrobat can only gain 3 balls every game
Tarot Normal No change
Crystal Ball Mode For the next 5 seconds after using a Bomb, the Acrobat can use the same type of Bomb once again at no cost.

Concept / Design Notes[8]

A new role Acrobat is coming
Acrobat Mike Morton is one of the most famous performers in the traveling circus Hullabaloo. He has curly blond hair, blue eyes that show no worries, and a lively and lovable temperament that make the audience admire him. The performance is unforgettable. However, due to an unprecedented catastrophe, the world that Mike Morton originally lived in completely disappeared. Now he is looking for the murderer who really destroyed the "Hullabaloo" circus in Oletus Manor.

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Change Log

September 16th, 2021
  • Buff: The Acrobat leaps forward a set distance, throws a Bomb, and then performs a forward somersault upon landing. The direction of this ability can now be orientated using the joystick.
  • Buff: The Acrobat can now charge and release abilities on the move by holding the ability buttons.
December 2nd, 2021
  • Nerf: Adjusted the cooldown time of the Acrobat's Bomb from 6 seconds to 12 seconds.
  • Nerf: Reduced the distance of the Acrobat's forward somersault after using Bomb.
  • Nerf: Adjusted the decoding progress required for the Acrobat to gain an additional use of Nitro Bomb from 100% to 150%.
April 28th, 2022
  • Nerf: Adjusted the Hunter's movement speed reduction caused by Sticky Bombs from 45%/52% to 30%/35%.
  • Nerf: Adjusted the Hunter's movement speed reduction caused by Nitro Bombs from 50%/60% to 35%/40%.
  • Nerf: Adjusted the duration of silence effect inflicted on the Hunter by Fire Bombs from 8/12 seconds to 5/8 seconds.
  • Nerf: Adjusted the duration of the circular area created by a Bomb from 15 seconds to 10 seconds.
September 15th, 2022
  • Adjustment: Optimized the Acrobat's pull-back judgment.
April 11th, 2024
  • Nerf: Added ability restrictions on Acrobat in the treehouse area of Darkwoods.

Trivia

  • He appears in the third episode of the stage play series produced in Japan. He was played by Seto Keita.
  • His appearance likely takes inspiration from "Arlecchino", a character from Commedia dell'arte.

References

  1. Official Japanese Reference Book
  2. As the in-game voice. The Chinese wiki website confirms the voice actor - https://wiki.biligame.com/dwrg/%E6%9D%82%E6%8A%80%E6%BC%94%E5%91%98
  3. In the New Story (Hullabaloo Circus) trailer (Official Confirmation Post)
  4. As Tea Party in the Halloween 2022 Song. Announcement by the voice actor - Instagram
  5. As Jamboree in the Halloween 2020 Song. Announcement by the song's writer - Instagram
  6. He appears in episode 3 of Identity V Stage Play as Mike Morton
  7. Per type, not one bomb total
  8. Acrobat Design Notes - Official Website

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