Mike is a neutered male German Shepherd born November 17, 2008
and last adopted February 18, 2012.
He is 11 years and 7 months old.
Michael Munroe, known to his friends as Mike, is one of the eight main protagonists and a playable character in Until Dawn. He was voiced, and motion captured by actor Brett Dalton.
Mike wears a flannel jacket underneath a dark blue padded vest, a white tanktop undershirt, and a pair of jeans. After progressing through the game, Mike’s appearance changes to that of his jeans, a white tanktop undershirt, and an olive-green tattered army jacket. In the prologue, Mike wears a red plaid shirt and a pair of jeans.
Described in-game as intelligent, determined, and persuasive, Mike is known among the survivors for being promiscuous, and seems to “love women” despite his hate for commitment, and is very popular with them. He is a man of action, and is usually the first to volunteer and make suggestions. According to a hallucination of Dr. Hill, Mike has a fear of Isolation despite being on his own more than any other character in the game. However, this could just be a misrepresentation of Mike from the patient’s perspective.
One Year Ago
A year later, he returns to the lodge on the anniversary of Hannah and Beth’s disappearance. He first appears when he jumps out at Emily, his ex-girlfriend, and Matt, her new boyfriend after they walk across the bridge outside the lodge. After settling some tensions between himself and Matt, he starts walking to the cable car station when Emily catches up with him to talk, and seemingly embrace. Ashley sees this event through the lodge’s telescope, and she may either tell Matt or keep him in the dark. He continues on his way to the station and frightens Jessica, his new girlfriend, with a snowball. They begin to flirt with each other, eventually escalating into a snowball fight between the pair.
Mike and Jessica meet up with everyone else inside the lodge and, depending on whether or not Matt saw the embrace between Mike and Emily, a heated argument can start. If Matt does not see the exchange or does not push the argument too far, Mike then witnesses a quarrel between Emily and Jessica, but in either case Josh defuses the fight and tells him to check out the guest cabin along with Jessica. After clearing his mind outside, Jessica comes out and comforts him before Josh follows, apologizing for kicking them out of the lodge in such an abrupt manner. He also reminds them to turn on the generator so that the lights outside will turn on and the gate will unlock, as it is dark.
They start to walk to the woods towards their cabin, and they have the opportunity to take a selfie with each other and discuss about the fight that occurs in the lodge. They discover the path is blocked by natural debris, so they are forced to investigate the mine, but Jessica accidentally falls down after some old boards break under her weight. Mike checks on her and eventually follows her down, and they slowly progress through the mine shafts. Mike also has the opportunity to see a totem of Jessica wounded with scars all over her that happens really late in the game.
Once outside again, they make it to another viewpoint with a telescope and Jessica takes the opportunity to look out at their cabin, but claims to see a figure near it. Mike has a look. After not seeing anything, he turns his head and criticizes Jessica for being paranoid, yet being too late to acknowledge a weird figure appear in front of the telescope (which turns out to be the Wendigo, but nobody acknowledges this at the time).
They proceed down the hill, and Mike is spooked once again by a bird flying out at him, which Jessica takes advantage of and makes fun of his cowardice. They once again meet a blockage in their path, this time a fallen tree, and Jessica starts to climb over it, but not before hitting Mike with another snowball. Just as he turns around and is about to retaliate, he discovers she has suddenly vanished, before hearing her piercing cry as the chapter ends.
Mike gets worried and quickly follows Jessica over the fallen tree. After he searches for a while, Jessica jumps out and scares him using a deer’s skull all while recording it on her phone, much to his dismay. As they continue on their journey, Mike stops and listens out as he feels someone may be following them. He has the option to throw a rock to draw out the presence, but a deer jumps out at them, knocking them over. Once they pick themselves up, they come to an old shack, joking around that it is the actual cabin. If Mike has a look inside the shack he can find an old gas mask which he can either show to Jessica, creeping her out, or use it in a revenge prank against her, making her fall into a shallow stream of water and generally annoying her.
They barely make it back to the lodge after being chased by what they think is a bear (when in reality it is the Wendigo), and depending on Mike’s choices Jessica can thank him or berate him. They soon shake off their fears and Jess realizes she has lost her phone.
Shortly after, one of the cabin windows is smashed and Mike goes to investigate, finding Jessica’s missing phone. Thinking that her friends took it, she storms outside in anger and starts screaming to what she thinks is her friends. Not long after she goes back inside, a Wendigo suddenly grabs Jessica and forcefully pulls her through the door window.