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Recap / Total Drama

Last time on Total Drama

Warning!: These pages will contain unmarked spoilers. You have been warned.

Being spin offs, The Ridonculous Race and Total DramaRama have their own pages.

Note: In select countries, Pahkitew Island is considered "Season 6" instead of the second part of "Season 5".


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    Season 1: Total Drama Island 
    Season 2: Total Drama Action 
    Season 3: Total Drama World Tour 
    Season 4: Total Drama: Revenge Of The Island 
    Season 5a (aka Season 5): Total Drama All-Stars 
    Season 5b (aka Season 6): Total Drama Pahkitew Island 
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Western Animation / Total Drama

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The cast of contestants from Island. note First Row (left to right): Izzy, Bridgette, Courtney, Katie, Sadie, Ezekiel, Beth. Second Row (left to right): Lindsay, Leshawna, Eva, Justin, Owen, Noah, Trent, Gwen, Cody. Third Row (left to right): DJ, Duncan, Tyler, Harold, Geoff, Heather. Not pictured: The hosts (Chris McLean and Chef Hatchet)
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You guys are on my mind.
You asked me what I wanted to be,
And now I think the answer's plain to see
I wanna be famous!"

Total Drama is a popular and iconic Canadian animated series produced by Fresh TV, the creators of 6teen, that ascribes to New Season, New Name and debuted on Teletoon in Canada on July 8, On June 5, , it came to Cartoon Network in the United States. The show is about teenagers who sign up to star on a reality show similar to Survivor called Total Drama, where they are divided into teams that compete against each other in challenges. Whenever a team loses a challenge, they have to vote one of their members off the show. After enough contestants are eliminated, the teams merge, and the remaining contestants compete as individuals and engage in a free-for-all where it's every person for themselves. The last contestant standing wins a huge sum of cash; C$, initially, then C$1,, starting the first season's special.

The first season, Total Drama Island, takes place at Camp Wawanakwa, a rundown summer campsite located on an island in an unspecified area in Muskoka, Ontario. 22 contestants are introduced in this season, as are the series' hosts, Chris McLean and Chef Hatchet.

The second season, Total Drama Action, made its world debut on January 11, in Canada on Teletoon. While the season recycles contestants from the first season, it lowers the contestant count to 15 and changes the location from Camp Wawanakwa to an abandoned film lot somewhere in Toronto. New to the series are the Aftermath episodes, which take place in a studio and feature all the non-competitors and eliminated competitors. Timeline-wise, Action takes place two days after Island.

The third season, Total Drama World Tour, has 15 of the old contestants, as well as 3 brand-new ones, traveling to different locations all around the world in the Total Drama Jumbo Jet. This season premiered on June 10, , once again in Canada. The Aftermath episodes are back, now with a plotline, and a new rule requires all the contestants to sing once per episode, turning the season into a musical.

The fourth season, Total Drama: Revenge of the Island, features an all-new cast of 13 contestants and once more takes place at Camp Wawanakwa, only now its covered in radioactive waste and infested with mutants big and small. The season premiered on January 5, on Teletoon and is the first season to consist of only 13 episodes instead of the norm of 26 that the first three seasons enjoyed.

The fifth season takes an interesting turn by being split into two wildly different mini-seasons of 13 episodes each. This confusing setup is the reason second mini-season occasionally gets advertised as the sixth season.

Part one of the fifth season, Total Drama All-Stars, not only contains 14 of the most iconic contestants returning from the previous four seasons, but also has a Heroes vs. Villains setup. Also, like the previous season it takes place at Camp Wawanakwa, the only difference being that the island's been cleaned up since the end of Revenge of the Island and is (mostly) toxic waste free once more. Unlike the previous seasons, this one debuted in the United States on Cartoon Network first, on September 10,

Part two of the fifth season, Total Drama: Pahkitew Island, features another round of all-new contestants, introducing 14 new characters to the franchise. It takes place on a new island, Pahkitew, located somewhere in Western Canada (British Columbia). Like All-Stars, it also debuted in America first, on July 7,

A spin-off series set in the same universe called Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race, premiered on Sept 7, on Cartoon Network. The series is modelled after The Amazing Race and features a new host and new contestants competing in teams of two, although a few of the past characters also compete alongside the new cast.

Total DramaRama is a Spin-Off Babies series set in an Alternate Continuity that premiered on Sept 1, on Cartoon Network. It features fan-favorite characters from the first three seasons (as well as, surprisingly, Jude from 6teen) as toddlers in a daycare run by Chef Hatchet.

In late September of , it was confirmed by Tom McGillis (co-president of Fresh TV and co-creator of the Total Drama franchise) that there were then no plans to continue either the original Total Drama series or its spinoff The Ridonculous Race, with his reason being along the lines of fleeting demographics, and the show's original concept of spoofing reality TV no longer being marketable.

However, a Q&A by Chris McLean's voice actor, Christian Potenza, revealed that this was not actually McGillis and Fresh TV's stance, but rather Cartoon Network's, as the company wanted to market to a younger audience and hosting series that focused on characters in their late teens didn't trend well. This perspective appears to have since changed with the advent of more experimental avenues like streaming: In mid-February of , two new seasons were announced to be in the works for HBO Max and Cartoon Network.

Check out the show's official YouTube channel here.


General trope examples:


Tropes found in the series:


Statler: Who do you think will leave first, Waldorf?
Waldorf: It's more hope than thought, but I think I will!
Both: Do-ho-ho-ho-hoh!

Alternative Title(s):Total Drama World Tour, Total Drama Action, Total Drama All Stars, Total Drama Revenge Of The Island, Total Drama Pahkitew Island, Total Drama Island

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Characters / Total Drama Pimapotew Kinosewak

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Total Drama's cast got so big that the page had to be split into several pages. This page is for the season (season 6 in select countries) contestants in the Pimâpotew Kinosewak (Floating Salmon) team.

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    Amy, The Evil Cheerleader Twin 

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The older twin sister of Samey by 17 minutes. Amy is a vain and bratty cheerleader who lives to torment her sister. She sees Samey as nothing more than an inferior spare of herself and relentlessly abuses Samey both physically and verbally to ensure she never forgets that.


  • Alpha Bitch: Complete with cheerleader status.
  • Arc Villain: While she isn't the Big Bad, she still served as the season's primary drama starter for the first few episodes, before quickly being replaced due to her early elimination.
  • Attention Whore: She constantly upstages Samey, and she often takes the credit for Samey's hard work. Also, when Samey tries to stand up for herself, Amy has the audacity to call her an "attention hog".
  • Back for the Dead: She returns just long enough to get Samey eliminated.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Thanks to her cheerleader outfit.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn:
    • She paraphrases the trope, claiming that she is the beauty and the brains, and Samey is the doer of stuff that stinks.
    • Sticking with the trope's intended definition, Amy and Samey would be the Beauties, Scarlett the Brains, and Jasmine the Brawn for Team Kinosewak.
  • Beauty Mark: The mole under Amy's right eye, which serves as the Identical Twin ID Tag between her and Samey. Samey even applies one on her own cheek while posing as Amy.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Anyone complementing Samey or taking Samey's side.
    • Confusing her for Samey. She goes off on a short rant about it after it is revealed that Samey impersonated her.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: She has all the makings of an antagonist, and takes after the personality of previous Big Bads like Heather and Courtney, but she didn't last long enough to make a significant impact.
  • Big Sister Bully: She's 17 minutes older than Samey, according to a confessional in "I Love You, Grease Pig" and always acts this way towards Samey.

    Jasmine: Well, good thing for Samey they weren't born Siamese twins, or I'd reckon Amy would have eaten her by now!

  • Book Dumb: When she claims that she is a parfait, she states that it's German for "perfect" when it's actually French.
  • Bully and Wimp Pairing: A rare female example, she is the Bully to Samey's Wimp.
  • Cain and Abel: In "So, Uh, This is My Team?", Amy tries to invoke the trope with her as Cain and Samey as Abel when she kicks her sister away as they were freefalling; however, the trope is subverted when Samey had an actual parachute.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Her title is "The Evil Twin".
  • A Day in the Limelight: Amy and Samey's conflict is focused on heavily during "Twinning Isn't Everything", in which the latter eliminates the former.
  • Determinator: Swam all the way back to the island after being eliminated just so she could get revenge on Samey.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: She makes absolutely ZERO effort to hide her cruel nature, yet she's Little Miss Perfect in nearly everybody's eyes except Jasmine. This is especially true during her Wounded Gazelle Gambit when Rodney has the nerve to label Samey as the bully when she tries to call her sister out in front of her team.
  • Dirty Coward: She uses Samey as a Human Shield when Chef fired tennis balls at them.
  • Domestic Abuse: Constantly abuses Samey both physically and emotionally in plain sight, yet everybody (except Jasmine) views her as a perfect angel. She also twists around Samey's words when she calls her out to make it look like Samey is the bully and paint herself as the victim (a common tactic that real-life abusers use).
  • The Dividual: With Samey. Though it's downplayed in that they do not get along.
  • Enfant Terrible: Amy has practically bullied Samey since birth.
  • Entitled Bitch: As the elder sister, she expects Samey to do her every whim.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: When Jasmine defends Samey during an argument, Amy wonders why would anyone stick up for her twin, as Amy thinks Samey as nothing but a "Spare Amy."
  • Evil Laugh: She gives one off when she thinks Samey's going home. However, little did Amy know, Samey had set her up for a fall.
  • Evil Twin: Her label, being the evil twin sister of Samey.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Despite her nasty attitude, Rodney claims Amy had "the voice of an angel".
  • The Fake Cutie: Tries to make herself look like a perfect angel to the rest of her teammates, but actually she's little more than an abusive, bullyingjerkass.
  • Foil: To Sugar. They are both bratty, vain, and manipulative blonde-haired bullies who torment a more innocent character (Ella for Sugar and Samey for Amy), with Sugar being a Fat Bitch whereas Amy is Lean and Mean. However, Amy gets ousted only three episodes in by Samey whereas Sugar successfully ousts Ella and persists until Pahkitew Island's penultimate episode.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Reaches its climax in "A Blast from the Past" when Samey becomes more willing to fight back.
  • Hate Sink: Amy is written with zero redeeming factors. She is a Big Sister Bully who has tormented Samey her entire life. She treats her like a slave, constantly puts her down, and seems to get a kick out of making Samey feel miserable. Amy ultimately serves no real purpose other than to springboard Samey's Character Development and is eliminated after 3 episodes.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Her bullying Samey is what leads to her downfall.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Even though they're teal.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: To diffrentiate between her and Samey, Amy has a mole beneath her right eye. After Amy is eliminated as a result of a Twin Switch, Samey places a berry beneath her eye to secure her cover.
  • It's All About Me: Instead of being a team player, this self-absorbed brat puts all her energy on bullying Samey and stealing all the credit anytime her twin sister does anything beneficial.
  • Jerkass: She treats her sister with absolutely NO respect, and it's not reserved just for Samey. She extends this cruelty towards almost everyone else, particularly Rodney and Jasmine.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While a selfish and unpleasant person, Amy makes a good point that shooting her out a second time is unfair since Samey was the one who cheated her way into staying in the competition. Chris doesn't care though.
  • Kick the Dog: To Samey far too often. She even literally kicks her sister, hoping she will plummet to her death in the first episode. Eventually, The Dog Bites Back.

    (As Amy and Samey are free-falling, with the latter holding on to the former's leg)
    Amy:(after she pulls her ripcord and gets a parachute) Ohhh! I'll miss you, sis! Not much! But (laughs) probably not at all. LATER!!! (Amy kicks Samey away)
    Samey:(pulls her ripcord and gets a chute)YES!!
    Amy: Ugh! Fine! You can live!

  • Lady in Red: Wears a red cheerleader outfit.
  • The Lancer: On Team Kinosewak, as she is the most authoritative person after team leader Jasmine, and has a personality that's the polar opposite of hers. On top of that they constantly clash due to their contrasting views about Samey.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Gets hit with it hard, courtesy of Samey.
  • Lean and Mean: She has a petite frame and a nasty attitude.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The Dark to Samey's Light.
  • The Load: Amy is pretty much useless to her team as she forces Samey to do all her dirty work.
  • Malicious Misnaming:
    • First, she calls her sister Samey, then she comes up with a new, even more disparaging name in the confessional, "Spareamy".
    • She calls Rodney "Mumbles".
  • Manipulative Bitch: She manages to get her team to turn on Samey.
  • Mirror Character:
    • She is essentially a younger version of Blaineley, in terms of her physical appearance and vain personality.
    • On the surface, Amy is comparable to the series' previous Alpha Bitches Heather and Courtney. All three have been eliminated by being Hoist by Their Own Petard, usually as a result of their own arrogance as well as their victims pushing back against them. However, Heather and Courtney are two of the series' signature villains due to their longevity, while Amy hardly has any impact in the lone season she competed in due to her early elimination.
    • Her relationship with Samey is also comparable to Heather's relationship with Lindsay, the main difference being that the wimp is fully aware of the bully's true nature throughout, as opposed to finding out much later.
  • Never My Fault: She always pins the blame on Samey for her mistakes.

    Amy:(after Team Kinosewak loses their first challenge) UGH! Way to go, Samey! You ruined everything!

  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The mean to Samey's nice and Jasmine's in between.
  • Out-Gambitted: By Samey.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Amy is cruel, rude, and selfish; a stark contrast to her kind-hearted, polite, and generous sister.
  • Pride: She believes that she is above her sister (and almost everyone else). This eventually becomes her Fatal Flaw.
  • Psychopathic Woman Child: Despite being elder to Samey by 17 minutes, Amy is, in many ways, comparable to a stereotypical toddler. Two notable demonstrations of this trait are always blaming Samey for her own faults and stealing whatever Samey has. When Team Kinosewak suffers its first loss, Amy tattles on Samey like a kindergartner.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red To Samey's Blue.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Leads to her own, and later Samey's, downfall.
  • Satellite Character: She has virtually no characterization outside of being mean to Samey or putting her down. The very reason she came onto the show in the first place was so she wouldn't allow Samey any chance to be free from her.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: She does this after Jasmine congratulates Samey for taking out Dave in "Twinning Isn't Everything".

    Amy: Whoa! Loud Cough of Interruption! (pushes Samey down)I was the one who took Dave out, not Samey!

  • Skewed Priorities: She is more concerned with one-upping Samey than she is with helping her team. This is what ultimately leads to her downfall.
  • Sibling Seniority Squabble: She was born 17 minutes before Samey, and believes that gives her power over her sister.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: She is very arrogant, and Samey eventually uses this against her.
  • Smug Snake: Samey is not the only one she treats like trash, and extends this courtesy to others on her team like Rodney and Jasmine.
  • Spoiled Brat: She's a selfish, narcissistic and rude brat that often bullies her own sister for no reason and no one else, other than Jasmine, calls her out on her behavior.
  • Still Sucks Thumb: At least according to Samey in "A Blast From The Past".
  • Theme Twin Naming: Amy and Samey.
  • The Unintelligible: After she eats a poisonous manchineel fruit. Samey exploits this to eliminate Amy in her place.
  • Valley Girl: As a snobby cheerleader, she often speaks with this accent.

    Jasmine, The Outback Survivalist 

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A tall girl from the Australian outback whose expertise in wilderness survival comes naturally to her. While her imposing height tends to intimidate others, Jasmine is nothing but a kind and caring soul with strong leadership skills and a sisterly attitude.


  • Aborted Arc: Her friendship with Samey gets dropped altogether once she's eliminated in "A Blast to the Past" almost to the point where it feels like it never even happened.
  • Action Duo: With Shawn, especially in "Scarlett Fever". Though which of the two serves as Action Hero and Action Survivor varies with the episode, as both of them have crippling fears that can make the other one the brave one.
  • Action Girl: Given her Outback survival skills.
  • All Amazons Want Hercules: Played with; while she's much stronger and taller than her crush, Shawn, she's deeply impressed by his survivalist skills and fighting ability.
  • Awesome Aussie: A rare female example, but she's basically a great big tribute to this trope, as she's a wilderness survivor from Australia.
  • Back for the Finale: She returns as Shawn's helper in the final challenge.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Quite possibly due to her not being able to find clothes long enough to cover her completely.
  • Battle Couple: With Shawn in episode
  • The Beastmaster: She displays a hypnotic control over the grease pig.
  • The Big Girl: Though she doubles as The Leader.
  • Big "NO!": She is prone to doing this.
    • She gives one as Samey was about to bite into a poisonous manchineel fruit in "I Love You, Grease Pig!".
    • In "Twinning Isn't Everything", she gives it as the balloon she, Samey, and Amy were fighting over bursts.
    • In "Mo Monkey, Mo Problems", she gives yet another one when she sees a tree full of monkeys, with any one of them holding her team's gold coin.
  • Broken Bird: Following Shawn's actions in "A Blast from the Past".
  • Can't Take Criticism: When Shawn secretly mocks her plan for the prize money behind her back, Jasmine becomes furious at him and cries.
  • Cassandra Truth: She is the first one to notice that something is off about the island, and is usually the one to notice when a landmark has suddenly appeared or disappeared. However, for several episodes, no one else notices (except Shawn once and later Scarlett) or they dismiss it when she brings it up.
  • Cats Are Mean: During her audition, Jasmine's cat, Whiskers, jumps on her upper arm and bites it for no apparent reason. Jasmine simply shrugs it off and finishes the audition. Later on, in "Sky Fall", Whiskers brutally attacks the camera when Jasmine tries to give her a bath. The end results are quite predictable.
  • Claustrophobia: Has a crippling fear of small, enclosed spaces, likely attributed to her tall stature.
  • Cool Big Sis: Acts as one to Samey, encouraging her to act tough and to stand up against her real sister Amy, who contrasts Jasmine by being a Big Sister Bully. She also helps Samey masquerade as Amy, telling her how to act like Amy and covering up for her in "I Love You, I Love You Knots".
  • Curse Cut Short: In "Three Zones and a Baby".

    Jasmine:(to Topher, after he causes an avalanche) I'm going to rip you a new- (a pile of snow falls on Team Kinosewak)

  • Expy: Confirmed by Fresh TV to be one of MacGyver.
  • Foil: To Dave. Both are the love interest to the finalists of the season and both of their relationship with their lovers serve as a major plot point.Jasmine is physically strong, immediately establishes herself as the leader, and is very helpful to her team, while Dave is weak,is often ignored by his team,and is the biggest load to his team after Beardo and Leonard are eliminated. Dave keeps trying to get with Sky but gets rejected,while Jasmine pushes Shawn away herself. During the finale, when they have to stop Shawn and Sky from reaching the finish line, Jasmine starting feeling bad for hurting Shawn and helps him get out of the avalanche,while Dave will gladly hurt Sky,with Sky buried in The avalanche in Shawn's ending. Jasmine ultimately gets together with Shawn, while Dave and Sky part on bad terms.Ironically they both sabotaged each other's love interests, with Dave convincing Shawn to hit Jasmine with a baton in A Blast from the Past and causing Jasmine to hate him for the next few episodes and Jasmine encouraging Sky to ignore Dave and focus on the game.
  • Friendless Background: She explains it's due to people being intimidated by her size.
  • Genius Bruiser: The season's strongest and toughest contestant is also an expert survivalist with botanist knowledge.
  • Gentle Giant: One of the absolute tallest characters in the series, but ultimately a kind-hearted person overall.
  • Height Angst: She is rather insecure about her imposing height.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: She is the tallest character in Total Drama history (other than mutated Dakota) and towers over all the characters, even Chef Hatchet.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Or in this case, giving Max a Wedgie when he insults her.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Unfortunately, Whiskers doesn't return the love.
  • The Leader: Of Team Kinosewak, as she pulls her team to victory for the first two episodes.
  • Mirror Character: She is in every aspect a Distaff Counterpart of Manitoba Smith, even down to the fact they're Awesome AussieAction Heroes.
  • Nice Hat: Her slouch hat.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The in between to Samey's nice and Amy's mean.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: She's based on Bindi Irwin.
  • Official Couple: Becomes one with Shawn after the merge.
  • One Head Taller: Gender inverted with Shawn.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. She shares her name with Leshawna's friend, Jasmin, a minor character appearing in a video short for Island.
  • Secret-Keeper: She knows that Samey set Amy up for a fall, and helps Samey pose as Amy.
  • Ship Tease: With Shawn. Although (for a while) Jasmine is angered at his 'betrayal' when she threw a challenge for him, they eventually make up and end up as an Official Couple.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Her friendship with Samey is focused on a good bit pre-merge, along with her Ship Tease with Shawn being focused on throughout the season. The only episode where she's absent is "Phak'd with Talent".
  • Statuesque Stunner: Except for Rodney and Chef Hatchet, she towers over the Pahkitew Island cast.
  • Super Strength: She breaks a tree with a single punch, and lifts one up later on.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: With Shawn.
  • Token Good Teammate: Once Samey is gone, she's all that's left on a team of villains.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Wears a ponytail.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: An outdoor survivalist who wants to open a flower shop/cage-fighting school.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Fitting as she's practically a natural born leader.
  • Vocal Evolution: In the start of the season her voice is noticeably deeper than in her audition video. However later on it becomes higher once more (especially when she's scared or excited) and begins to resemble her audition voice more closely.
  • With Us or Against Us: Jasmine tells Sky this in "Three Zones and A Baby" in regards to which team she's loyal to.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Probably made to look even shorter due to her height.
  • Younger than She Looks: Contrary to what her height suggests, she's a teenager.

    Max, The Super Villain 

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A diminutive, pudgy, purple-haired boy who proclaims himself to be an evil genius of the highest order. Max is a shamelessly Card-Carrying Villain with dreams of world domination that he believes will start with Total Drama. However, his ineptness at pulling off evil deeds suggests otherwise.


  • Achilles' Heel: He is prone to Evil Gloating, which often gets him in trouble.
  • Animals Hate Him: He is attacked by animals a lot.
  • Attention Whore: His desire to be a super-villain is certainly some kind of cry for attention.
  • The Beast Master: It seems this way when his helmet turns a grease pig evil, but this is subverted when it betrays him.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: His entire gimmick is acting like a blatantly obvious super-villain, but instead, he comes off as Laughably Evil.
  • Bungling Inventor: He has created an assortment of evil inventions during his time on the show, but they scarcely ever work and mostly backfire on him. If they do happen to work, it's usually because Scarlett has tweaked them.
  • Butt-Monkey: Nobody really cares for him, and he's on the receiving end of nearly all jokes.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': Almost every time he acts evil, it bites him in the butt.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: His title is "The Super-Villain", plus he never stops reminding everyone of how "evil" he is.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Time to EVIL!", which he literally states as such.
    • "REVENGE!!!", when he feels that he has been wronged.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: He's extremely unsuccessful for a cheater in Total Drama.
  • The Chew Toy: More often than not, he brings his pain upon himself.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: His immature obsession to be a scheming EVIL villain and over-the-top attitude definitely makes him a stange character.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While he usually sucks at being evil there are moments when he is genuinely competent, for example when he shocks Ella in episode 5 with help from Scarlett.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Happens to him when he's around babies.
  • The Dragon: To Scarlett, though he doesn't know it.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The speech he gives in his audition video gives a very clear indication of what he's like.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Is surprisingly good with babies and has a soft spot for them.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • He tells Samey that her jealousy towards Amy is the lowest form of evil.
    • He alongside all of Team Kinosewak glare at Sugar for laughing at Ella's heartbroken state.
    • Apparently, threatening to kill people is going too far for him. After Scarlett reveals her true self, he is seen in the confessional in the fetal position, sucking his thumb out of fear.
  • Evil Genius: He fancies himself as such, but he is not that bright.
  • Evil Gloating: He often boasts about his evil accomplishments.
  • Evil Is Hammy: By far the hammiest villain to ever appear on the show.
  • Evil Is Petty: A lot of his evil schemes are rather childish, such as in "I Love You, Grease Pig", he takes great enjoyment in flinging grease onto Dave.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Or so he thinks. He comes to realize this couldn't be less true, once Scarlett reveals herself.
  • Expy: Of Dr. Evil. He has a near identical outfit, as well as the fact he's an incompetent villain who relies on a Hyper-Competent Sidekick.
  • Fan Disservice: His pants drop in front of Scarlett.
  • For the Evulz: Is evil just for the sake of it.
  • Friendless Background: Acting like a super-villain doesn't exactly win friends over.
  • Friend to All Children: He babysits and is extremely sweet to the babies in "Three Zones and a Baby".
  • Genius Ditz: While he does have some legitimate moments of intelligence, such as coming up with evil gadgets (most of the things he invented worked, for one thing, even if they would go awry), he also has a severe lack of common sense and foresight that often puts his life on the line.
  • Giant Scrap Robot: Max builds one of these in the intro; however, due to his incompetence, it promptly falls apart when he activates it.
  • Gonk: The writers have outdone themselves to make him as ugly as possible: An oversized head, grey skin, purple hair, a pig nose, and multiple chins.
  • Harmless Villain: Tries hard to be evil, but fails epically at it. Though there are moments where he is genuinely good at being bad (even if most of them are Scarlett's ideas). Lampshaded by Shawn in "Twinning Isn't Everything", where he praises Max's strategy in popping the opposing team's balloons, but reasons he isn't clever enough to have thought of it (and he's right to think that).
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: At Scarlett's elimination, Max gloats about how he is now the only villain remaining, which causes him to get eliminated alongside her.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: According to his audition tape, part of the reason he signed up for Total Drama was so that he could meet people.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Pahkitew Island's designated pain magnet.
  • Jerkass: Naturally, given that he is a wannabe super-villain.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he claims to be evil, he does have a soft spot for babies.
  • Kick the Dog: He electrocutes sweet, innocent Ella using an electric eel and enjoys it. Even if it was Scarlett's idea.
  • Large Ham: His brand of "villainy" is certainly not subtle.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The evil schemes he conjures up without Scarlett's help often backfire on him.
  • Laughably Evil: He is one of the few villains whose sole purpose is for comic relief.
  • Lesser of Two Evils: Contrary to what he believes, he is most certainly not the Big Bad.
  • The Load: Played with, but usually played straight.
    • He is more concerned with causing evil than actually helping his team. Sometimes it helps his team (e.g., popping Sky's balloon with a blow dart, electrocuting Ella); other times, it doesn't (e.g. capturing his own team in a snare net).
    • Scarlett definitely views him as such, especially after he threw away her remote control device for the island's central computer system in "This is the Pits".
    • In "Scarlett Fever", his plan for stopping Scarlett was for someone else to come up with a plan.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Though unlike most examples, it's not out of a lack of desire to do evil. He's just incredibly bad at it, to the point that he completely fails to come up with any non-Poke the Poodle evil plans without Scarlett's help.
  • Mirror Character: To Scott. Being a born troublemaker who is also a Butt-Monkey on the villains side. In addition, they are both hated by animals and get hurt on a regular basis.
  • Non-Gameplay Elimination: When Scarlett is booted off the island after attempting to blow up the other campers in "Scarlett Fever", Chris elects to have Max kicked off too after he boasts about picking up where Scarlett left off, having had enough of "evil".
  • The Not-Love Interest: He and Scarlett rarely have significant interaction with anyone but each other. A few characters seem to interpret them as a couple, and Max seems to think Scarlett could be attracted to him, but they firmly remain platonic friends/enemies.
  • Obviously Evil: Parodied. He may be an incompetent villain, but he has almost every villain cliché crossed off the list.
  • Only Friend: Scarlett. Or so he believes.
  • Poke the Poodle: Most of his "evil" schemes are minor annoyances at best.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the hammy and egotistical red to Scarlett's cold and calculating blue. Until Scarlett reveals her true colors, anyway.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: He doesn't realize that Scarlett was being sarcastic about his evil genius until she reveals her true self.
  • Ship Tease: With Scarlett.
  • Simpleton Voice: Played with. He believes that he is an Evil Genius, although he's shown to not be very bright.
  • Skewed Priorities: He's more interested in causing evil than he is helping his team.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: As far as his super-villainy is concerned.
  • Smart People Build Robots: He made one in the opening. Though it should be emphasized, he only thinks he's smart, and the quality of his robot reflects this statement.
  • Smug Snake: He is overconfident in his villainy skills, and it eventually leads to his demise.
  • Still Sucks Thumb: After Scarlett reveals her true self, Max is cowering in fear in the confessional, sucking his thumb.
  • Stupid Evil: A wannabe super-villain who is a complete moron.
  • Supervillain Lair:
    • In his Audition Video, what Max did to his bedroom, sure doesn't look child friendly.
    • In "So, This Is My Team?", he also scopes out a cave, which would subsequently be used by Team Maskwak as their quarters, to use as a secret lair; however he changes his mind after encountering bats.
  • Take Over the World: What he aspires to do.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He decides it's a good idea to randomly guess combinations to a locked door after Chris tells him the door would shock him for inputting a wrong combination. He then re-enters a wrong combination he had already tried and got shocked for earlier. Scarlett allows him to keep entering combinations, concluding that either he will eventually enter the correct combination, or the lock system will short out after administering too many shocks. Or he dies trying.

    Max: Let's try "" again. (the door shocks him, again)
    Scarlett: Keep going. I just KNOW you'll get it.

  • Un Evil Laugh: Max's Evil Laugh is so ridiculous sounding it comes off as laughable rather than intimidating.
  • Villainous Friendship: With Scarlett. Type IV with Shades of Type I later on.
  • Villains Out Shopping: He hasn't had time to carry out his plans of global domination because he's busy with French horn lessons and baby sitting.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: In "Hurl and Go Seek", he vomits on a control panel Scarlett was trying to figure out how to hack, shorting it out.

    Max:Evil vomits!

    Rodney, The Country Boy 

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"I just want to say if you pick me, I'll be leaving behind my special lady Debbie. We haven't actually spoken yet, but the second we do I know it's gonna be love. Same goes for Rachel, Alicia, TammyChristine, Becky, Mary Lou, Mary Janethen there's that girl from the store. I think it was a girl. It could've been a mannequin. But one thing's for sure, it's true love!"

Voiced by: Ian Ronningen

Teams: Pimâpotew Kinosewak (Floating Salmon)

A big, burly farmboy whose hulking form belies his shy and gentle personality. However, he has no social skills when it comes to talking to girls and mistakes even the smallest form of interaction with the opposite sex as the sign of a blossoming romance.


  • All Love Is Unrequited: He falls in love with every girl he meets but is incapable of expressing his feelings properly, resulting in all his relationships being woefully one-sided.
  • The Big Guy: He is the second tallest and heaviest camper among the third generation, and largely there as Dumb Muscle.
  • Black Bead Eyes: He is one of a few non-bespectacled characters to have them.
  • Buffy Speak: When he tries to profess his love for a girl, his words and phrases often come out as this.
  • Can't Spit It Out: His main gimmick, which applies to any girl he talks to, with the exception of Sugar.
  • Flat Character: He has little personality outside of crushing on any girl he sees.
  • Farm Boy: Labeled the "Country Boy".
  • Foil: To Sugar. Both have a rural background, lack book smarts, and are the Big Guys of their respective team; however, Rodney is a kindheartedGentle Giant whereas Sugar is a Fat Bitchsadist.
  • Fool for Love: A severe lack of female interaction at home makes him one.
  • Gentle Giant: Rodney is extremely muscular and is the biggest of the third generation. He is very shy, cute, and handsome.
  • Growling Gut: His stomach growls when he's hungry.
  • Half-Witted Hillbilly: Rodney is a Farm Boy and not very bright.
  • Hopeless Suitor: None of his crushes even know that he's fallen for them.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Every girl he crushes on except for Jasmine.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: Rodney is a sweet-natured guy who despite his dysfunctionally simplistic outlook on romance always tries to let the girls he thinks are in love with him down gently.
  • The Load: In the Truth or Scare challenge.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Or maybe in his case, he loves becausehe's dumb. With him, it's kind of hard to tell.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: He mentions having five little brothers.
  • Mirror Character:
    • Rodney is the third generation's sensitive Gentle Giant, much like DJ for the first gen and Brick for the second gen. However, Rodney is a hopeless romantic while DJ and Brick were largely aromantic.
    • Rodney is similar to Scott, as they're both Half WittedFarm Boys and have red hair. However, their personalities are day and night, with Rodney being a Gentle Giant while Scott was a Card-Carrying Villain during Revenge of the Island while becoming somewhat nicer in All Stars. Also, Rodney is eliminated only four episodes in during his only season, whereas Scott has made the final four of both seasons he competed in.
  • Missing Mom: He mentions living with his dad and five little brothers, but doesn't explain his mother's absence.
  • Serial Romeo: Rodney thinks that every girl who has any interaction with him is the one for him and that the interaction equals the initiation of a relationship. In reality, none of the girls know what he's talking about when he inevitably breaks up with them to move on to the next girl. The fact that he can't form coherent sentences when talking with girls he's into doesn't help.
  • Tempting Fate: Rodney taunted Clucky the chicken when he didn't have to do a truth challenge for the tiebreaker. However, he was unable to win and was zapped (with his team) by said chicken multiple times when it got the remote.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He tells an angry chicken that he likes eating eggs for breakfast. It ends with him getting severely electrocuted.

    Samey, The Good Cheerleader Twin 

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The twin sister of Amy. Sammy (or Samey, as her sister calls her) is also a cheerleader, but has lived her entire life under the thumb of her bullying sibling. As a result, she is quite timid and has low self-esteem, believing Amy's boasts of being the better sister to be true.


  • Aborted Arc: Both her trying to be her own person as well as her friendship with Jasmine. The former is dropped after she tricks Amy into being eliminated in her place while the latter is dropped after she's eliminated to the point where it feels like it never even happened.
  • Always Second Best: How she is viewed by Amy.
  • Apologises a Lot: Seems to have inherited this from Zoey.
  • Backstabbing the Alpha Bitch: She finally gets revenge on Amy in "Twinning Isn't Everything".
  • Bad Liar: In "I Love You, I Love You Knots", she lampshades the fact that she is a "walking lie" while she masqueradesas Amy.
  • Bald Woman: Samey mentions in a confessional that she let Amy shave her head in the past, with Amy claiming that it was for people to "tell them apart".
  • Bare Your Midriff: Thanks to her cheerleader outfit.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Jasmine calls her out on this, saying that Samey doesn't have to do everything Amy tells her. While Jasmine appreciates Samey's help in foraging for food, Jasmine wants it to be Samey's own choice and not because Amy told her to help.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Whenever Amy wrongfully takes credit for Samey's hard work.
    • Confusing her for Amy. This is especially true while Samey impersonates Amy.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Her cruel sister Amy learns this the hard way.
  • Blatant Lies: In her audition video, Samey claims that she doesn't have a sister, yet Amy calls for her towards the end.
  • Bond One-Liner: She gives one after Amy is shot out of the Cannon of Shame in "Twinning Isn't Everything", even doing it as a Title Drop.
  • Bully and Wimp Pairing: A rare female example, she is the Wimp to Amy's Bully; however, Samey eventually learns to stand up for herself.
  • Butt-Monkey: No thanks to Amy, who often treats her sister as her personal Chew Toy.

    Chris: I was worried about cruelty to animals during this challenge, but I'm fine with cruelty to Samey.

  • The Cassandra: She tries to warn others about Amy's malicious behavior. Unfortunately for her, almost no one believes in her, except for Jasmine, who thankfully understood the younger twin sister's issue with her older twin sister.
  • Character Development: As she progressively learns to stand up to Amy. Contrast her in episode 1 and episode 5, where she started off being kicked around by her sister, but by the end, she is not afraid to fight back.
  • The Chick: Serves as this for Team Kinosewak, being the most compassionate member of her team.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Her and Amy's conflict is focused on heavily during "Twinning Isn't Everything."
  • Decoy Protagonist: Is initially set up as one of the main protagonists of Pahkitew Island, with her rivalry with Amy and friendship with Jasmine both getting a large amount of focus. She is then eliminated during "A Blast from the Past" approximately a third of the way through the season, and makes no further appearances.
  • The Dividual: With Amy.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": She wishes to be called by her real name "Sammy", but her sister calls her "Samey". Much to her chagrin, Chris decides to roll with it and states that she will be referred to as "Samey" going forward.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Samey finally has enough of all the abuse she takes, and has her revenge by making Amy eat a poisonous fruit and getting eliminated in her place.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: As if "Samey" wasn't a disparaging enough name, Amy manages to come up with a new, even more embarrassing nickname: "Spareamy".

    Amy:(in the confessional) Okay, since when does anyone take Samey's side? She's just a wannabe me, a "spare Amy"! (gasping upon realizing what she just said) Her name should be "Spareamy"! I'm going to change her birth certificate as soon as we get home!

  • Extreme Doormat: She allows Amy to walk all over her, up until "Twinning Isn't Everything".
  • Friendless Background: She tells Jasmine that she doesn't have many friends due to Amy's bullying.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: It reaches its climax when Amy returns in "A Blast from the Past".
  • Grew a Spine: She considers standing up to Amy in "I Love You, Grease Pig!", then does so in the following episode.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: In contrast to her sister.
  • Impersonating the Evil Twin: From "Twinning Isn't Everything" to "A Blast from the Past". During that period, Jasmine has to remind her to act "more Amy, less Samey".

    Samey:(as Amy is choking) Oh, ignore her! She's just trying to get sympathy. Aren't you, Samey?

  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Even though they're teal.
  • Lady in Red: Like her sister, she also wears a red cheerleader outfit.
  • The Lancer: In a different way to Amy, with Samey being Jasmine&#;s main sidekick and trusted ally on Team Kinosewak. She also contrasts Jasmine&#;s personality by being shy and submissive, while Jasmine is confident and authoritative.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The Light to Amy's Dark.
  • Masquerade: Of the Impersonating the Evil Twin variety. However, the masquerade ends when Amy returns for revenge.
  • Meaningful Name: Her nickname is one more letter than the word "same", and arose specifically because she is the younger twin sister of Amy.
  • Mirror Character: She's the Lindsay to Amy's Heather. Both girls are blonde, naïve and kindhearted and described as being "bubbly".
  • Nice Girl: In contrast to her Jerkass sister.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The nice to Amy's mean and Jasmine's in between.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Amy returns for revenge.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Her real name is Sammy. Amy forces the name Samey on her.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Samey's kind-hearted, polite, and generous demeanor is a stark contrast to her sister's cruel, rude and selfish attitude.
  • Prone to Tears: Amy's relentless bullying has forced this mentality on Samey.
  • Rage Breaking Point: After enduring nearly a lifetime of bullying from Amy, Samey's suppressed anger all comes out during her time on Pahkitew Island.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Amy's Red.
  • The Scapegoat: She always shoulders the blame for Amy's mistakes.

    (after the twins come out of a greased tube with their team's pig)
    Amy: I'm sweaty and disgusting! I look like you!
    Samey: I'm sorry! (tries to brush Amy off) But you're the one who scared the pig.
    Amy:(she slaps Samey's hand away) You beg my pardon?! Whose fault is this?!
    Samey:(in a defeated tone) Mine.
    Amy: Yes! Always!

  • Shipper on Deck: For Jasmine and Shawn.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Though it only begins to surface in "Twinning Isn't Everything" onwards.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: The Yin to Amy's Yang.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Amy and Samey.
  • Twin Switch: After orchestrating her sister to be eliminated in her place, Samey pretends to be Amy for the next two episodes until Amy returns and exposes her.
  • Took a Level in Badass: At the start Samey was an Extreme Doormat to Amy who let herself get regularly abused, but by the end she physically fights her sister for her own rights.

    Scarlett, The Quiet Braniac 

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"Our best chance to find which monkey has the coin is by conducting a neuroscientific experiment. I mean it's no secret there's hyperactivity in the motor neurons of primates, right?"

(Team remains silent)

A highly intelligent girl with a tendency towards speaking in a scientifically verbose manner. Scarlett appears to be a shy, polite, and soft-spoken young woman, but this personality is merely a façade for her true character - one far more sinister and psychotic than anyone could have guessed.


  • Aborted Arc: She was originally going to be Pahkitew Island's main villain but this was changed to making her a one episode threat.
  • All There in the Manual: According to her character bio, the lenses in her glasses are fake implying that she wears them as part of her ruse of being the Hidden Villain. This is further evidenced by her taking them off in "Scarlett Fever" when she's in full villain mode and goes about things without her glasses on.
  • Anime Hair: When she lets out her Prim and Proper Bun and reveals her true self.
  • Anything but That!: She begs Chris not to blast her away concurrently with Max, as by this point she wants nothing to do with him anymore.
  • Ax-Crazy: Her true self is this. To the extent where she tried to blow up the island which would have killed everyone.
  • Awesome by Analysis: Uses her intellect and observation skills to come up with impressive Batman Gambits, especially when she figured out the island was artificial, giving her the idea of using the command controls to blackmail Chris into giving her the money.
  • The Baroness: Scarlett is of the Rosa Klebb subtype due to her librarian-equse appearance. However, Scarlett's plainness was just a front to her true self. Unlike many Rosa Klebb Baronesses, Scarlett is simply blasted off the island and not killed off.
  • Batman Gambit: She often uses these to get ahead.
    • In "Mo Monkey Mo Problems", she suggests playing "Monkey See Monkey Do" with a tree full of monkeys in order to retrieve their team's gold coin.
    • She does this with Max several times.
    • Knowing that Chris is a habitual liar, she tricks the other campers by stating that they can't disable the island's self-destruct sequence from the control room, directing them to another room. The others believe her, only to walk into an ambush of robotic Chris drones.
    • Ironically, she falls victim to one. Sky knew that Scarlett wouldn't open the door to the control room unless it was Chris with the million dollars. Sky and the others use a busted Chris robot to trick Scarlett into opening the control room door, which results in Scarlett getting hogtied by her hair by Sugar and the island's self-destruct sequence halted.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Max treats her like one, much to her annoyance.
  • Berserk Button: She does not take being belittled by Max's arrogance very well. Or even be mistaken for his girlfriend.

    Scarlett:(in confessional, in an angry tone) Sidekick?! (growling)

  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Lampshaded by Topher in "Three Zones and a Baby".

    Topher: Um When did Scarlett get so scary?

  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Sugar of Pahkitew Island.
  • Big "NO!": She gives one after Max throws away her hacked remote control for the island's computer systems.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Has everyone fooled until "Scarlett Fever".
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Gets hit with this hard during the last five minutes of "Scarlett Fever"; she has complete control over Pahkitew Island and the contestants at her mercy, either hand her the money or she lets the island self destruct and kill them. What happens next? She lets the control room door open, leaving her wide open to Sugar giving her a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown and foiling her Evil Plan, and all because Max tricked her with a very obviously beaten up Chris robot who was visibly glitching. Never mind that this came from the smartest contestant in the season.
  • Bound and Gagged: Played with. Before they were shot out of the Cannon of Shame, Scarlett had her arms bound while Max was gagged with marshmallows.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: The first and only Big Bad who stays hidden from the audience for the majority of the season, with only small hints being revealed of her true nature along the way, before The Reveal where she shows her true antagonist colors for one episode before she's gone.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Scarlett Fever."
  • Deadpan Snarker: When she's around Max.
  • Death Glare: Gives one to Topher in "Three Zones and a Baby", scaring him.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • She shares in a confessional that her brother pulled her hair once. She, in turn, made his remote control toys come to life and attack him at night. For six years. She states that he is still in therapy for it.
    • She does this again when she attempted to destroy the island solely because Chris refused to give her the prize money.
  • Distaff Counterpart:
    • Her bio actually describes her as being a female Cameron, due to both being Impossible Geniuses who excel at handling technology.
    • To Mal; much like him, she fools everyone into thinking that she is nice, is successful at doing so, is a Card-Carrying Villain, is taken seriously when her true nature is revealed, has no redeeming or comedic qualities, and is sociopathic.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: She is yet another guest villain in a season that lacks a true main antagonist. She is eliminated the very episode she reveals her true nature.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: When she reveals her true self.

    Scarlett:This is the real me! The Scarlett I've kept hidden until now! Biding my time; waiting to strike! I am EVIL!!!(cackles evilly)

  • The Dragon: Max believes that she is his sidekick, when in reality, he's her pawn.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Most of Max's successful evil deeds were her ideas to begin with, and in the grand scheme of the season.
  • Enfant Terrible: She couldn't have been any older than nine or ten when she started using her brother's toys to attack him.
  • Evil All Along: Downplayed. While most antagonists hide their true nature, but let out their real intentions to the audience, there was almost no sign of Scarlett being as evil as she turned out to be. That being said, she was still blatantly the brains of Max's operation, always demonstrated a general Lack of Empathy, and certainly didn't go out of her way to seem nice.
  • Evil Brit: She has a British accent, then it's revealed she's the hidden Big Bad of the season.
  • Evil Counterpart: She's pretty much an evil mixture of Harold and Izzy's alter ego Brainzilla.
  • Evil Genius: She is one of the smartest contestants in the series and also among the most evil.
  • Evil Is Burning Hot: Like most villains, she is accompanied by a burning silhouette in the episode where she reveals her true nature.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Played with. Early in the season, she maintains a low key personality to keep attention off of her; however, when she reveals her true self, her personality becomes more flamboyant.
  • Evil Laugh: In "Scarlett Fever", she gives a more subdued laugh in the confessional while it becomes more flamboyant when she reveals her true self to Max.
  • Evil Plan: Her end game in "Scarlett Fever" was to take over control of the island's command center, then use it to blackmail Chris into giving her the prize money or she would let the island blow up.
  • Evil Redhead: Even though it's more of a ginger.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Her voice becomes noticeably deeper and raspier when she reveals her true self.
  • Eviler Than Thou: More so than Max.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: When she reveals her true nature, she lets down her Prim and Proper Bun.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: At first glance, she seems to be an awkward and rather shy genius. However, that seemingly nonthreatening façade hides an extremely volatile personality and a dangerous mind.
  • Faux Affably Evil: At first she's like a weird but friendly and polite nerd, but she's really a calculating and ruthless psychopath with a Lack of Empathy.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Being eliminated with Max.
  • Fiery Redhead: Hidden for most of the season, but eventually revealed as an aspect of her true nature. When Scarlett reveals her true self, her hair even closely resembles fire.
  • Foreshadowing: In her audition video, at the top-right hand corner of the of the screen there is a globe with knives lodged in it.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: She shows no remorse for her actions.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: After her final revelation.
  • The Glasses Come Off: When she reveals her true self.
  • Go-Getter Girl: Like Courtney, she intends to use the prize money to better herself. However, the reason she gives in her audition, to attend the university of her choosing, is just a front to her real intentions.
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: Her irises become smaller after her reveal.
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: Before her reveal, Scarlett wears her hair neatly in a Prim and Proper Bun. When she reveals her true personality, Scarlett's hair becomes unkempt and closely resembles fire.
  • Hidden Villain: The first of her kind for Total Drama villains, where the viewers don't get to know about her true nature until several episodes in.
  • Hate Sink: While more subtle than Amy, once her true nature is revealed, Scarlett is shown to be every bit as vile while being far more capable. She proudly admits to traumatizing her brother as a child so that he still needs therapy to this day. She also attempts to destroy the island and kill everyone still on it.
  • Humiliation Conga: Her attempt to blackmail Chris by threatening the contestants lives blows up in her face when Max, of all people tricks her to opening the door to the control room using a busted up Chris bot, she ends up on the receiving end of a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown by Sugar, gets Bound and Gagged, and is blasted off the island with her least favorite contestant.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: To Max. The only reason any of his evil schemes succeeded was because Scarlett came up with them in the first place. She gets more than fed up with it.

    Scarlett: I am not your SIDEKICK!!!

  • Irony: Max, the person she saw as completely incompetent and who she used to take over the show, manages to trick her (even if the plan was Sky's idea), which leads to her plans being foiled.
  • Knight of Cerebus: "Scarlett Fever" is widely regarded as one of, if not the darkest episodes in the series, and it is all thanks to Scarlett's true personality being revealed.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Despite getting away with abusing Max throughout the season, her downfall ultimately comes from him.
  • Mad Scientist: In her audition tape, Scarlett is sitting in what appears to be a laboratory, full of test-tubes, flasks, and Bunsen burners, as well as a globe that's been stabbed by knives!
  • Manipulative Bitch: She gives Heather and Alejandro a run for their money in the way she controls Max the whole season.
  • Mask of Sanity: Throughout Pahkitew Island she appeared to be one of the more normal contestants, often times contrasting Max and then "Scarlett Fever" came.
  • Meaningful Name: She explains she was named after an English surname derived from the occupational word for cloth. Also it matches her hair color.
  • Meganekko: She later ditches her glasses when she reveals her true self.
  • Motor Mouth: Normally, Scarlett is The Quiet One; however, when she starts speaking, she doesn't stop, especially when explaining something scientific.
  • Mirror Character:
    • She is basically a more serious and evil version of Brainzilla, Izzy's super-intelligent persona. Scarlett also ends up being as psychotic as Izzy; however, Izzy's craziness is Played for Laughs while Scarlett's is Played for Drama.
    • She is also one to Harold as they're red headed, bespectacled nerds. However, Scarlett appears to have a little more common sense than Harold. And Harold isn't a homicidal psychopath.
    • However "Evil Scarlett" is often compared with Mal, being the only other true sociopath on the show.
  • Nerdy Bully: At first she seems like a standard nerd who befriends Max the Laughably EvilBig Bad Wannabe, but is later revealed to be a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing and has tricked Max into hurting himself multiple times for her own amusement.
  • Non-Gameplay Elimination: She's booted off the island after attempting to blow up the other campers on it in "Scarlett Fever".
  • The Not-Love Interest: She and Max rarely have significant interaction with anyone but each other. A few characters seem to interpret them as a couple, and Max seems to think Scarlett could be attracted to him, but they firmly remain platonic friends/enemies.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: She appears nonthreatening at first, but over the course of the season, her true colors are revealed.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: There's no limit to her knowledge.
  • Only Friend: Max. Early on at least. However, unbeknownst to Max, Scarlett tries to get him eliminatednumerous times. She failed.
  • Out-Gambitted: By Max of all people.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: A variant. She wore glasses and kept her hair in a bun as part of maintaining the guise of an awkward and shy genius. However, when she reveals herself as a villain and takes over the island, she lets out her Anime Hair, emphasizing her true nature.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: She wears one throughout her run, but she lets it down when she reveals her true self.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: She does this at times to get a point across, especially when she reveals her true self.

    Scarlett:(in confessional) It's official; I hate Max!

  • The Quiet One: Her label "the Quiet Brainiac". However, when she does speak, she can become a Motor Mouth.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When she reveals her true self to Max; however, her irises revert back to their normal color shortly afterward.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's the cold and calculating blue to Max's hammy and egotistical red. Until she reveals her true colours, anyway.
  • Sarcasm Mode: How she puts up with Max.

    Scarlett: Wow. That's so evil.

  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Whenever she explains something to her teammates, she often starts with a long and drawn out explanation, and when her teammates give her confused looks about what she just said, she is forced to give the short version.
  • Ship Tease: With Max.
  • Shrinking Violet: Subverted as part of her Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon personality. At first glance, she acted quiet and shy, but then she gradually drops it as she reveals her true nature later on.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Significant given that she is a major antagonist of the season.
  • Sliding Scale of Antagonist Vileness: She is easily the most evil Pahkitew Island contestant, and possibly the most evil contestant period as her actions would have resulted in the destruction of the island and the deaths of Max, Jasmine, Shawn, Sky and Sugar. Even Chris doesn't approve of her actions and immediately eliminates her once the self destruct switch is disarmed, rather than prolong things for his own enjoyment like he usually does.
  • Smart People Speak the Queen's English: Much more evident in her audition video, where she actually explains she's of English descent.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Wears glasses, and rivals Cameron in intelligence.
  • The Smart Girl: It's between her and Cameron for most book-smart character of the whole series.
  • The Sociopath: She's quite willing to kill everyone on the island simply to get the money.
  • Spock Speak: She speaks very formally.
  • The Starscream: After she reveals her hatred for Max, Scarlett tries to get him voted out every opportunity she gets. Even though she's very smart, she has failed every time.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: How she views Max. To a lesser extent, this is how she views Jasmine and Topher when they show confusion about her Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness.

    Scarlett: (in the confessional, in an annoyed tone)Use little words.

  • Talkative Loon: In the English airings.
  • Take Over the World: The globe in her bedroom has two knives sticking out of it. This implies that this is her true aspiration in life.
  • Twitchy Eye: Gets one after Max calls her "sidekick".
  • Villainous Friendship: With Max. Type IV with Shades of Type I later on.
    • Subverted as of Episode 6 where she starts trying to eliminate him. Unfortunately for her, none of her attempts have worked.
    • Despite that, she still helps Max when he and her are sick during the first individual challenge at the merge. However, she only stayed with him knowing that he would be easy elimination fodder.
  • Vocal Evolution: She has a much stronger English accent in her audition video.
  • Walking Spoiler: Revealing her true nature, as well as a couple of foreshadowing bits in the previous episode or two, changes just about everything the viewing audience thought they knew about her.
  • The Woman Behind the Man: She strings Max along for the whole season, and has him carry out her plans while diverting attention away from herself.

    Topher, The Chris Wannabe 

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"Get ready for the Topher experience."

Voiced by: Christopher Jacot

Teams: Pimâpotew Kinosewak (Floating Salmon)

A massive fanboy of Chris as every bit as arrogant as the host himself. Topher constantly fawns over Chris' skills as a reality show host and his ability to come up with life-threatening challenges. However, he secretly plans to replace Chris as the show's host.


  • Ascended Fanboy: Topher is a credible candidate for the position of Chris McLean's No. 1 Fan. Not only is Topher is unfazed by his idol's sadism, he actually relishes in. When he's finally old enough to participate in a season of Total Drama, his initial focus is on staying around Chris and watch him host. After only one day, though, he decides he'd like it better to have Chris's job instead.
  • Attention Whore: A very serious case of it, as he is always seen trying to hog Chris' spotlight or shoving his face in the camera.
  • Big "YES!": In "Three Zones and a Baby", he gives one when he thinks that he's going to take over as host of Total Drama. Unfortunately, he does this in an avalanche zone costing his team the challenge.
  • Cats Are Mean: Topher's cat, Chef, attacks him during his audition. Unlike Jasmine's cat Whiskers, Chef's attack is justified because Topher woke him up by shouting into a megaphone.
  • Hidden Depths: At first he seems like a sycophantic, peppy ditz who only entered the competition so that he could meet his idol. Then he manages to steal Chris' phone
  • It's All About Me: Like his idol, Topher is extremely egocentric.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Surprisingly, but briefly, implied in the fourth episode, where the only real thing of note he does is reassure "Amy" that she's not at fault for her sister's weirdness. In some of the minor interactions with the twins, he seems to generally like them. Such as thanking Amy for the berries and calling her "baby" in episode 5. He also shares many sweet reactions with the rest of the group, such as being shocked at Max electrocuting Ella and cheering when they blew the challenge in episode 7. Meaning that he&#;s not as sadistic as Chris.
  • Keet: He gets excitable when he's around Chris. And much like Ella, Topher's enthusiasm annoys Chris.
  • The Load: He isn't good for anything other than looking pretty; this is especially the case in "Three Zones and a Baby" where his idiocy costs his team the win.
  • Meaningful Name: Chris + Topher = Christopher.
  • Mirror Character:
    • An excessively dedicated fan who obsesses over and annoys a sadistic host? Hmm, sounds a lot like Sierra. However, unlike Sierra, Topher wants to become Chris.
    • He's also comparable to Justin from Island and Action, who was also vain and obsessed with his appearance and doesn't try to contribute or help his team during challenges .
    • He's also similar to Dakota from Revenge of the Island, considering that he's an annoying Attention Whore who entered the competition in order to get some camera time. Unlike Dakota, Topher was shown to be even more self-centered and vain who spent most of the season fawning and sucking up to Chris and barely made any friends during his time on Pahkitew Island and never returned back to the competition after being eliminated, unlike Dakota.
  • Mr. Exposition: He tries to provide commentary for his actions as well for his team's actions, much to Chris' annoyance.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Topher is partially based on Ryan Seacrest.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Chris reveals that he was posing as one of the producers of Total Drama.
  • The One Guy: On Team Kinosewak after "This Is The Pits!" where he becomes the final male member.
  • Out-Gambitted: By Chris, which leads to his elimination. As Chris puts it, a big lesson in show business is to "never try to play a player".
  • Pride: Much like his idol, Topher is very concerned with his appearance.

    Topher:(after Chef blasts him with the canned pasta cannon) Ugh! Ow! Not the hair!(whines as he tries to get pasta out of his hair)

  • Sadist: Taking after Chris.
  • Satellite Character: Topher's sole storyline is a disconnected run of being an obsessive Chris Fanboy who wants to take over his job. Up until episode 7, he never even has a significant conversation with anyone other than Chris. It also seemed as if most of the other characters were unaware of his existence.
  • Skewed Priorities: He is more concerned with replacing Chris as the host of Total Drama than he is helping his team. This leads to his downfall as Chris had set him up to believe that he was going to take over as the host of Total Drama.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks he can replace Chris.
  • Smug Snake: A non-villainous Jerkass example, his arrogance and ego prove to be his downfall.
  • Younger and Hipper: He refers to himself as "Chris ". He begins to act more like the sadistic host as the season progresses, eventually leading Chris to (correctly) believe that Topher is after his job.

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The bully becomes the wimp.

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    Total Drama Island 
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  • In "Not So Happy Campers Part 2", we have Bridgette volunteering to be the first dive off the cliff and then landing in the safe zone, making her the first camper to take part in the show's insane challenges and survive unharmed. What she did took a lot of guts and was enough to motivate the rest of the campers to follow her.
  • "The Big Sleep"
    • A villainous (and strategic) one. Heather effectively eliminates Eva, the Killer Bass' strongest teammate, by simply stealing her MP3 player and letting Eva's volatile temper take care of the rest—she immediately assumes that it was stolen by one of her teammates and trashes the entire cabin looking for it, until Heather walks up and hands it back to her, making her look like a fool in front of her whole team. She's voted off that night.
    • Gwen outlasting every other camper and winning the challenge for her team by staying awake for four straight days.
  • "Dodgebrawl":
    • Cody being outnumbered, then proceeding to go Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass on the opposite team by using static electricity to turn the balls into heat-seeking missiles. Chris is even surprised.
      Chris: That is one tough ball to dodge!
    • Owen losing it after Lindsay gets hit and taking out Katie, Sadie, Bridgette, and Geoff in eight seconds flat.
    • Courtney's ultimatum to Duncan: he can stay awake long enough to give his teammates some useful dodgeball tips, or he can get voted off when they lose.
    • Executing Duncan's "Rush The New Guy" Strategy where they consecutively take out the opposing team one by one.
    • But what really "brings the dinner to the table and eats it" is: Harold's epic dodging skills where he even dodges the final one Matrix Style, and finally catches the ball, giving his team a win. He earns the respect from his personal tormentor Duncan. Even Noah, who paid zero attention to the game, was impressed.
  • "Not Quite Famous"
    • Harold saves his team again to everyone's surprise, with his epic beatboxing, leading the Killer Bass to their second straight come-from-behind win.
    • Interestingly, after his performance in "Dodgebrawl", Harold thought he would get fans who wanted autographs for his epic dodging, but ultimately it's his beatboxing which gets him into the limelight.
    • Gwen borrowing Harold's red ant farm to sting Heather in revenge for Heather humiliating her on camera. Gwen's Grin of Audacity as she wishes everyone good night sells it.
  • In "Up The Creek", DJ confronts his fear of water and single handedly pushes his entire team back to camp when they stack their canoes on top of each other. Not only does DJ manage to push that much weight, he out-swims the entire opposing team and has enough speed to send both himself and his team flying in an epic crash when they reach shore, winning the challenge for them!
  • "Paintball Deer Hunter":
    • Beth gets herself one of these in the episode when she gets fed up with Heather's unreasonable demands after Heather ordered her to steal a bag of chips from the mess hall without getting spotted by Scary Black Man Chef Hatchet instead of focusing on the actual challenge. Beth succeeds in evading Chef Hatchet, but begins to wonder why she put her life on the line for someone she never liked. Realizing Heather had been taking advantage of her, Beth eats the chips by herself, opens paintball fire on Heather with extreme prejudice and then breaks off the alliance.
    • Owen (hunter) spent half the challenge chasing DJ (deer) down with a paintball gun. When he finally ran out of ammo DJ responded by tossing his ass off a cliff.
  • "Basic Straining": Once again, Gwen outlasts all the other campers and wins for her team, this time by surviving Chef's brutal boot camp. She even wins the respect of Chef himself, a genuine rarity.
    Chef: Gwen! Congratulations, soldier. I'd go to war with you any time.
    • Harold rigging the votes and getting Courtney eliminated as revenge for Duncan&#;s constant bullying.
      Harold: (after prying open the ballot box) You guys think you&#;re so funny. Let&#;s see how you like it when someone messes with your love life.
  • "No Pain, No Game": Eva going toe-to-toe with Sasquatchanakwa, and surviving, even bringing out a new pair of boots and a hat with her.
    • Leshawna crushing Molotov the bear in the log-rolling challenge. As she picks up the pace, her facial expression changes from fear, to calm, to pure determined rage, and Molotov's smug smile falters as he realizes he might actually lose, until she finally stomps on the log and knocks him straight into the piranha-infested waters, winning the grand prize and eliminating Eva for good. Her triumphantly taunting Eva afterwards is just the icing on the cake.
      Leshawna: Wooooo! Yes, baby! Woooooo! You lose, I win, you lose, I win! (embraces her new trailer) That's right, baby! Yeah!
  • Lindsay, after spending the entire season under Heather's heel, finally knocks her off her high horse in "That's Off the Chain", with an impressive on-the-fly, curse-riddled tirade.
    Lindsay: You really are mean! And all that bad stuff people say about you is true, like how you're a two-faced, backstabbing, lying little—
    (censor bleep with a censored finger, shocked reactions from Chef, Owen, DJ, and Heather, and a smile from Gwen)
    Lindsay: I always told them they were wrong. I stood up for you because I thought we were BFFs! but they're right! You really are a two-faced, backstabbing, lying little—
    (censor bleep with reaction shots from a shocked Duncan, a shocked loon, and a smiling Chris)
    And guess what? I don't want to be BFFs anymore. I'd rather spend the day staring at Owen's butt than shopping with you! and P.S. Your shoes are tacky!
    Gwen: Yeah! You tell her!
    • Later, in the confessional cam:
      Lindsay: I don't know what came over me. Oh wait, yes I do! Heather's a total— (censor bleep)
    • Also, Lindsay completely dominated the challenge as well. It was the bikes she built that performed the best and were still standing in the end, Even Duncan was impressed by her pony bikes speed. Despite being eliminated by technicality, this was Lindsay's best performance in the series, in a field many wouldn't think she would.
  • Izzy's epic fist fight with Chef (who is twice her height and three times her muscle mass) in "Hide and Be Sneaky". Not only does she parry everyone of his blows, she even slo-mo leaps into the air and kicks him in the face, before diving out of the window (shattering it) and screaming her Catchphrase: "You'll never have me alive!", and Izzy and Chef continue their slo-mo pursue of each other before finally reaching the dock. Pity she didn't make it.
  • "Hook, Line, and Screamer":
    • Gwen kicking a serial killer in the jaw, repeatedly, bad enough that the serial killer says that he was treated better in prison. Hardcore.
    • Duncan proving himself Genre Savvy by letting each of the other campers leave the group one by one so he can be the Final Guy, before successfully taking on Chef Hatchet in a friggin' chainsaw fight on the docks.
    • Leshawna attempting to confront the "killer". She still ran away, but even then, it was pretty brave of her to try and stand up to him. The fact that she laughed it off afterward just adds to it.
  • When the group has to stack wooden heads of the ousted campers into totem poles, Heather and Owen are chained together. Heather spends the whole challenge insulting all of them, and Owen (who is chained to her) just sits there passively. Then Heather makes the mistake of insulting Izzy. Owen is so furious with her that he does exactly what she wouldn't want him to do: He forfeits. On purpose.
    • To clarify, for this particular challenge, since Owen and Heather are handcuffed together, if one forfeits, they're both Eliminated.
  • The entirety of "I Triple Dog Dare You!", especially when Lindsay's dare is the same threat Heather had made towards her; which results in Heather getting eliminated and losing her hair. In just one episode, Heather is forced to pay for all the cruelty she inflicted on the others.
  • Gwen's "The Reason You Suck" Speech can be considered this for some people, especially if it involves a camper that a person doesn&#;t like:
    Gwen: They were nothing but a bunch of backstabbing, manipulative, two-timing, fame-hungry, dimwitted, certifiably insane, really weird, psychotic, redneck, overbearing, goody-goody, know-it-all, party-obsessed, jerks!
  • Either ending to the season. That neither party gets the money is besides the point.
    • If Owen wins, he has Izzy's brownies to thank for that. He barrels into her and makes it to the finish line.
    • If Gwen wins, she promises to split the money with Owen and use part of it to fund a party at his request, where everyone except Heather is invited. The latter offer makes Owen a Graceful Loser. Trent redeems himself by giving Gwen a pep talk to win despite Owen having a strong lead.
  • The end of the season; After twenty-six episodes of abuse, humiliation, and injuries, Duncan, Owen and Geoff take Chris and toss him into the lake, just to show what they think of him. Chef Hatchet approves.
    Chef: I've been wanting to do that all summer! How do ya like that, pretty boy!? Huh?!
    Owen: (snickers) You're next, dude!
    Total Drama Action 
  • DJ finally telling off Chef in front of everyone before quitting his alliance and leaving the show. Now that's how you toughen up - by standing up for what you know is right!
  • Harold calmly knocking Duncan out after he insults Leshawna in "Crouching Courtney Hidden Owen" (pictured).
  • Harold using his mad skills to save the entire cast from drowning when Chris' stunt goes horribly wrong in "Masters of Disasters".
  • Despite Courtney's derailment this season, her managing to do a series of backflips through deadly lasers when everyone else was either stuck or couldn't do it, followed by her doing a high flying kung fu kick to the glass the shuts off the lasers was very badass indeed. Everyone, including Duncan agreed.
    • Also you gotta give props for her in Super Hero-ld where not only does she have one probably the best superhero and superpower idea (only being beaten because Chris loves Wonder Woman) she manages fly through the second part of the challenge doing better than even Harold who had somewhat of an advantage
  • In Get A Clue, Lindsey of all people is the one to solve the mystery. And when she is told she can share the reward with one of the others, instead of choosing Beth, her best friend, she chooses Duncan because she knows it will drive Courtney crazy.
  • Duncan, after taking half a season's worth of Domestic Abuse from Courtney, finally decides he's had enough and votes her off.
  • Badass Action Girl Courtney takes on a shark (because she was pissed at it) and wins, although she did get wounded in the process. Later she has a rematch with the shark (as well as a few of its buddies it called in), while it isn't showed on screen, it's implied that she slaughtered all three of them.
  • Beth managing to last for 35 seconds in the Vomit Comet, which Duncan had just thrown up in no less!
  • When Harold is about to leave the game Duncan insults him one last time, only for Harold to pantse him at the last second.
    • Even more vindicating, Duncan admits he had it coming.
  • Seriously, Beth making it to the Final Two, considering she is a Nice Girl who accidentally sabotaged her team the previous season.
  • Beth giving up an opportunity to win to save Duncan from being crushed.
  • "Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Reunion Special" is like one big Moment of Awesome that goes on for the entire episode. All twenty-two contestants, people who have spent every single season fighting, backstabbing and insulting each other, join forces in order to bring down the reality show cast that Chris plans to replace them with just so that they can keep being famous instead of going back to their normal lives. As Chris put it:
    "Their dream is to claw their way back to fame no matter what it takes! Cheating! Shameless self promotion! Sabotage! I LOVE THOSE KIDS!"
    Total Drama World Tour 
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  • Duncan telling Chris off in the first episode and quitting rather than degrading himself by doing a season of musical numbers. He's dragged back into the game several episodes later, but still.
  • Bridgette manages to sing somewhat coherently while her tongue is stuck to a pole.
  • Tyler saving his teammates' lives by hanging on to the edge of a cliff using his insanely strong fingers. And after everyone climbs up to safety, he pulls the sled back up with a single tug, eliciting a cheer from his team.
  • Geoff and Bridgette repairing their relationship in the first aftermath of the season is a case of heartwarming, funny, and awesome all in one. The awesome part is because the two managed to piss Blaineley off enough for her to go berserk on stage.
  • In "Slap Slap Revolution", after Heather insults Owen, Gwen and Courtney get back at her during their solos, with Courtney singing that she'll dance a jig when Heather is eliminated and Chris shoves her off the plane.
  • "I See London":
    • Noah taking over leadership of his team after Alejandro goes missing, even dropping his usual sarcasm and laziness in favor of actually working. Then in the final moments of the episode he brushes off his elimination boredom, puts on his parachute, calmly warns his teammates about Alejandro, and then becomes the first World Tour contestant to ever take the Drop Of Shame properly.
    • Owen and Noah doubling back to the torture chamber to pick up Tyler, despite knowing that time was of the essence and losing teammates didn't cause score-deductions. Compare and contrast the members of Team Amazon, who barely notice their dwindling headcount.
    • Owen going all Papa Bear on a serial killer, "No one knocks my little buddy in the corner!", of course, it descends right into Funny in the next few seconds, but it was still awesome.
    • Tyler volunteering to be stretched on the rack and showing off some Abnormal Limb Rotation Range.
    • In spite of Duncan getting literally dragged back to the plane, he refuses to accept this and nearly walks off again, with only Chris stopping him.
  • "Greece's Pieces":
    • Owen using his belly to bounce Cody out of the ring.
    • Sierra attacking Courtney for insulting Cody, and the Double Knockout that ensued.
    • Cody knocking out Duncan.
    • Courtney's Offhand Backhand to Gwen when she tries to "explain".
    • Cody is ordered to throw the challenge so that his team can vote off Gwen. Instead of obeying, Cody proceeds to fly into the air and win against Tyler. It gets even better when you realize he defied Courtney, who treated him like shit the entire episode.
    • When Duncan tried refusing to sing this time around Chef made him sing.
  • "The EX-Files":
    • Courtney kicking Duncan in the kiwis.
    • Tyler refusing to even consider cheating on Lindsay, when Courtney tries to flirt with him to try to make Duncan jealous.
    • Tyler relentlessly trying to break down Owen's cell wall to save him, even after everyone tells him to give up.
      "NEVER! LEAVE! A! MAN! BEHIND!"
    • Duncan successfully blackmailing arch manipulator Alejandro into guaranteeing Duncan won't be voted off.
    • The episode in general occurred in Area 51 where a chock a block of alien movies are referenced, especially the facehoggers from Alien.
  • Owen using himself as the last cannonball to sink Team Amazon's ship, thus securing victory for his team. There's even a freeze frame of each member of Team Amazon going Oh, Crap! a second before he makes contact.
  • "Aftermath Aftermayhem":
  • "Niagra Brawls":
    • Alejandro finally gets Owen kicked out of the show but he can't even enjoy it because of the unintentional Humiliation Conga Owen inflicts on him. It's the one time Alejandro isn't on top at the end of the episode.
  • Seeing both Blaineley and Courtney shoved out of the plane, by a vexed Chris no less!
  • Chris yelling at Sierra and eliminating her on the spot in "Awww, Drumheller" after she blew up millions of dollars worth of equipment just by being Too Dumb to Live.
    • Alternatively, Sierra blowing up the plane and causing Chris' meltdown in the first place, there's no denying that he had that coming for quite a while.
  • Alejandro singing the show's first ever Villain Song, "This Is How We Will End It". And what a song it is.
  • There's the time Harold out-surfs Courtney. It backfires, but it's still cool given how she always tries to sell herself as The Ace.
    • Harold's Badass Boast about being Cody's champion in the surfing race during I'm Winning This.
    Harold:One last chance to prove my might. That's what keeps me up at night! Why else would I volunteer, for something death-defyin'? Yeah, yeah! I'm winning this deal.
    • In the same episode, how about Bridgette surfing from a Russian fishing boat in the middle of the Pacific all the way to Hawaiiwith a bear?
    • How about the fact Courtney was able to win a challenge that was meant to be unwinnable?
  • "Planes, Trains, Hot Air Mobiles":
    • Although Heather and Alejandro's methods to get to Mexico are pretty neat, Cody's has to take the cake here. While Heather caught a train and Alejandro stowed away in the shipping truck, Cody and Sierra put together a hot air balloon from the random debris in the airplane wreckage. Now while this is pretty cool all by itself, the awesome happens later on. After their balloon gets destroyed by power lines, Cody feels he can no longer continue, and gives up. Not willing to let him quit now that he's come this far, Sierra finds what they need, gives him the pep talk that he needs, and they catch up with the others using one of the craziest methods ever seen in this show: Rocket-Powered Wheelchair
    • I'm Gonna Make It. The first half features Sierra and Cody singing a duet as she manoeuvres their balloon around obstacles while Alejando and Heather do a literalMasochism Tangoatop a moving train. The second half is done in a sort of Travel Montage mode that displays the final three's movements across a map, complete with Heather waving mockingly whenever she passes an opponent.
    • Geeky Weakling Cody who got pushed around by the cast for two seasons, and had to be carried to the end of the season by his favorite stalker Sierra, finally stands up for himself and engages Bigbad in a swordfish fight.
  • "Hawaiian Punch":
    • Heather managing to trick both Cody and Alejandro during the tie-breaker, while tied to a pole. It's even cooler when you remember that earlier in the episode Owen had commented that she wouldn't be able to do any harm while tied up.
    • "Versus," which features gigantic, god-like versions of Heather and Alejandro rising out of volcanoes and throwing lightning bolts at each other.
    • Cody's repetition of "Al" just to press Alejandro's hidden Berserk Button.
    • Although it was harsh,Heather tricking Alejandro into giving up the prize was pretty awesome, providing a sweet sense of poetic justice in regards to the girls he'd tricked (especially Bridgette) and reminding us just why Heather is the most formidable competitor.
    • Everyone (with the exception of Courtney) cheering for Heather when she finally defeated Alejandro, even sworn enemies like Gwen and Leshawna.
    • All the contestants laughing in delight as Chris's boat sinks.
  • Sierra as a whole is pretty awesome. She's multi-talented and Genre Savvy and knew right away when Heather was trying to trick her.
    Total Drama: Revenge of the Island 
  • Jo reaching the island only to realize Dawn was first..completely dry:
    Jo: Woohoo! That's what I'm talking about! First one on the isla(gasp to see Dawn first) How did you You're not even wet!!!
    Dawn: Hmmm? I used a shortcut!
    • Not to mention how Dawn saves the physically weaker members of both teams from a mutant beetle by returning her baby.
    • Dawn's full fury when she realizes that Scott is a Team Killer.
  • Any time B comes up with a plan or puts one of his inventions to work. Never mind the fact that he's The Voiceless and that Dawn serves as the Voice for the Voiceless by telling her team his plan. As Sam himself puts it, "Woah! B, you should change your name to A+!"
  • "Truth or Laser Shark":
    • Cameron winning the second episode's challenge for his team (albeit accidentally).
    • Zoey kicking two giant mutant beavers in the groin.
    • Pretty much every time Mike brings the star gymnast Svetlana out. Unlike the other alternate personalities, which manifest by dress or emotion, Svetlana comes out when she's needed. She often declares that a particular task can only be pulled off by her, which is true enough, and her skill earns the admiration of both Jo and Brick.
  • "Finders Creepers": Sheltered short stuff Cameron experiences an adrenaline rush and bursts through the webbing (that Lightning, Jo and Brick can't break free of) and outright slaughters a mutant spider that's several times his size!!! Turns out the spider is Izzy in disguise, but considering she's one of the series' powerhouses that's at least not less of an accomplishment.
  • "Runaway Model": Sam is Team Man's one member that doesn't live up to the manly ideal the rest of the team gets invested in and they're not kind on him for it. But when Lindsay needs to be saved, he is the only one that isn't immediately smacked down in the rescue attempt because he imagines it all as a video game. The rest of the team is suitably impressed and cheers him on.
    Lightning: Go get him, you crazy couch potato!
  • "A Mine Is a Terrible Thing to Waste": The tragically shortlived flawless teamwork of Team Dude with Jo giving orders and arranging the escape, Lightning putting his muscles to use to get the statue and defeat Ezekiel, and Brick running support by fetching the statue after Lightning loses it fighting Ezekiel.
  • "Up, Up And Away In My Pitiful Balloon":
    • Chris and Chef in a zeppelin.
    • Heather making a cameo, during which she kicks Chris and Chef off said zeppelin and attempts to escape with the 1,, Canadian Dollars.
    • Zoey gets revenge for Mike on Scott with FLYING, FIRE-BREATHING MUTANT GOATS, one of which she rides.
    • Cameron, after being bullied once again by Jo, returns the favor with a hidden explosive.
  • "Eat, Puke and Be Wary":
    • Chris gets stuck in the septic tank, and the interns use this as an opportunity to get back at him for all the hell he put all his interns through for 4 seasons
  • "Grand Chef Auto":
    • Mike's epic Battle in the Center of the Mind‎, where he's getting pounded by all four of his (acitve) alternate personalities for control of their body. He hears Zoey calling him and declares he has had enough, beating up all of his personalities without breaking a sweat, before finally declaring "This brain is under new management!". All thanks to the Power of Love for Zoey.
    • Duncan cameos against his will and promptly breaks free. In the end, he blows up Chris's latest monument to himself, Mount Chrismore. Even Chef is impressed.
  • "Brain vs. Brawn: The Ultimate Showdown": In the greatest Badass milestone development ever shown by Cameron, the little nerd builds a high-tech super-poweredself-assemblingsuit of armour and turns into Iron Cam, which he built IN A CAMP! WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS! And the fact that Lightning can stand him is also something notable, though his awesomeness is downplayed by his dirty tricks. Not to mention that Chris sends every monster that appeared and it becomes a full final battle!
    Total Drama All-Stars 
  • The opening sequence depicts a promising water joust challenge with high-rising emotions that just sells the villains vs heroes theme. There's Jo vs Lindsay and Lightning vs Mike in which the villains are the aggressors. There's Alejandro vs Zoey in which Zoey is the aggressor, but Alejandro has the physical advantage. And then there's a duo team of Gwen and Duncan vs Courtney. Not only is Courtney the aggressor, but she's also put her baton on fire! Gwen and Duncan are suitably concerned.
  • The shot of all the Vultures laughing deviously, all surrounded by flames (except Gwen).
  • Lightning punching Fang down into the water as he jumps off a cliff.
  • Alejandro escaping the drama machine when it blows up from the water.
  • Sierra beating up the sharks in an underwater fight. In the same challenge, Zoey rescues Mike with Improbable Aiming Skills.
  • Mike is shown in "Evil Dread" to have a better handle on his personalities when Manitoba comes out. He is able to focus his skills on the challenge, keep Manitoba's sexism under control, and compliment Zoey all the while.
  • Manitoba. When he comes out in this episode, the first thing he does is spin his arms rapidly, dig through the beach, and find a puzzle piece in a few seconds. He spends the rest of the episode using his tracking skills to find more pieces, and stops Scott from cheating.
  • Mike's new evil personality, Mal, who is implied to have taken over the other personalities, wants to overtake the game, and has an awesome emo hairstyle and reverb voice.
  • Zoey going full Action Girl in "Saving Private Leechball", being the one who defeats the most villains, especially Jo in a one-on-one duel, even doing Bullet Time to dodge Jo's leeches and catch one in mid-air to use as ammo herself.
  • While not as awesome as he only hit the more threatening target by accident and got hit himself directly after, Cameron calculating the degree and objects needed to ricochet into hitting Gwen (spared by Duncan instead) in mere moments qualifies.
  • Lightning getting his revenge on Jo by taunting her with a pre-recorded message before he was eliminated.
  • Courtney spends some time pretending Duncan doesn't exist, when Duncan forces her to admit it. Instead of whining or giving him a big "Reason You Suck" Speech , she just screams "Yes, you exist. So what!?" and it's enough to scare Duncan.
  • Alejandro swallowing his vomit in "Food Fright".
  • Sam "powering up" at the end of "Food Fright" and beating Alejandro to win the challenge for his team, even though he botched it up in the end.
  • Even if losing some points due to being a Smug Snake using a Wounded Gazelle Gambit , Alejandro doing the challenges by using his hands for movement to continue pretending he can't use his legs is pretty awesome too.
  • Cameron surviving a night in Boney Island by using his brains and a lot of courage; seriously, getting THAT close to a bear, on purpose, so the animal can do THAT on him?
  • Gwen saving Courtney from a vicious deer in "Moon Madness".
  • Mal emerging during the blue moon and actually getting along with the other vicious animals.
    Mal:(clutching a vicious songbird in his hand) Who wants to help me make someone else wet their pants with fear, huh? (One brief conversation later, he sic's said vicious songbird on Duncan of all people)[Evil chuckle] Toodles.
  • Heather pretending to be affected by the blue moon in order to throw Alejandro off his game. Not only does she look adorable with big shiny eyes, but she also cuddles a crocodile (admittedly it's docile because of the moon's effects) enough that the crocodile seems fond of her afterwards. Bonus points for totally creeping out her team with her out-of-character niceness.
  • Heather exploiting the dynamics of her teammates (Scott and Courtney getting close, Gwen and Cameron bonding) to create an anti-Alejandro alliance while having the later convinced that she wouldn't try anything against him too soon was awesome. Of course, Alejandro one-ups her when he manages to steal her immunity idol, making him the only judge of who's going home this night and he chooses Heather. The look on Heather's face as she realizes what's happening is priceless.
  • Alejandro KO-ing his brother Jose in "Suckers Punched". Combined with a Heartwarming Moment when Alejandro delivers the final blow. "And THIS is for calling ANY aspect of Heather unattractive!"
  • Mal had some nice ones too. The topper being throwing Izzy out of the ring. IZZY.
  • Mal after his night on Boney Island, where he terrifies a bunch of animals into stampeding across an unsuspecting Chef, then steps on the latter's fingers. It's enough to make Chef, of all people, later hoarsely tell Chris "that kid ain't right."
    Mal: "Heheheh Hey Chef."
  • Izzy is able to see through Mal's disguise just by looking at him. She could even hear what Mike said from inside Mal's head.
  • Duncan catching and defusing Chef's explosive, and using it to blow up Chris' mansion uh cottage.
  • Zoey risking her life by balancing on a stick in piranha-infested water for the sake of getting Mike to take control of his body again. And for a few seconds, it actually works.
  • Cameron of all people coming up with the idea of holding Scott on a stick so Fang can pull their raft. Let me tone it down for you cowardly, 3-foot, resident-nerd Cameron.
    • Once freed, Scott immediately shoves Cameron into the water for doing that to him. It was immensely gratifying.
  • Mike somehow freeing himself from the boulder he was shackled to.
  • Mal's Badass Boast when Cameron is removed from the game.
    Mal: Oh Mike's gone, I'm Mal and I let you fall. See you around SUCKER!
  • Chef running after Chris with his meatball gun to save Chris, and Gwen winning the challenge by blasting Ezekiel with meatballs, saving Chris of all people and then rushing to save Cameron. And to top it all off she sends Alejandro to Boney Island.
  • Mal gets Alejandro (who is considered the most manipulative contestant in Total Drama history!) voted off in "The Obsta-kill Kourse" after manhandling and humiliating him pretty much through the whole challenge (though to be fair, Alejandro's in-universe reputation as an evil manipulator and "Mike's" reputation as a good guy certainly helped). He even dominates him physically with just one hand, and it's revealed he can access Mike's other personalities' abilities even if they resist, explaining his Super Strength and other abilities; also, Mike manages to 'release' Svetlana from Mal's control, cutting his access to Svetlana's athleticism.
    • But for what it's worth, even though Alejandro was eliminated he didn't go down without a fight. His most notable moment was when he forcibly flung off all the leeches he had been shot with.
    • Also, when Mike sets Svetlana free, Mal gets thrown into a pit of angry snapping turtles. For all that he's done, it's nice to see Mal get some punishment.
  • Chris punishing Courtney for trying to poison his interns with her disgusting sundae.
    Chris: Everyone has to eat their own sundae. 'Member? You won't get anything else to eat until you finish the sundae you thought was good enough to feed my interns. I wouldn't feed them that.
    • It's worth noting that this is pretty much the only time in the series where Chris outright scolds a contestant for their behavior in a challenge. Throughout the series he's allowed rule bending, deceit, trickery, and has personally inflicted all kinds of crap on the contestants (in World Tour he had people literally strung up in medieval torture racks as part of the challenge). Even in situations like Heather reading Gwen's diary during the Talent Show challenge in Island, where Chris thought it was uncool, he still allowed it. The fact that a contestant deliberately harming his interns is where he draws the line is pretty awesome.
    • In the same episode, Zoey manages to survive a crocodile attack despite being stuck in the swamp and using only one hand because she's holding the ice cream bowl with the other. Also, we get to see a brief bear vs crocodile fight.
  • Mike setting Vito free by slamming the Demonic Dummy of Mal into Vito's chains. Said dummy was just beforehand laughing evilly at them. Vito then, for the first time, obeys Mike without hesitation.
  • Zoey figuring out Alejandro's clue and learning about Mal via the disk.
  • Even though people eventually caught on, Mal was able to last several challenges while pretending to be Mike and improvising to make things turn out in his favor.
  • It doubles as Nightmare Fuel, but Mal manages to even creep Chris out (enough to make Chris flee to a panic room), and sabotage Scott and Gwen's treasure hunts!
  • Mal's clearly had enough of snapping turtles; when he gets bitten by yet another one in "The Bold and the Booty-ful", he growls at it, which makes the snapping turtle flee in terror yelping like an injured dog.
    Chris: "Never seen that one before"
  • Zoey getting the Yeti back to Chris.
  • Svetlana's speech when Mike was about to assume Mal's the original personality.
  • Mike's personalities making a Heroic Sacrifice to defeat Mal once and for all.
    • Mike telling Mal, that Mal's a part of him that he doesn't need anymore as Mal fades away.
  • Mike regaining his body and punching Fang so hard that he flew offscreen and lost a tooth! Shortly afterwards, he gives Al the tooth (after he reveals that he now has all the abilities of his personalities now), causing Fang to chase after him.
  • Gwen hitting Heather on the head with a pole.
  • Mike winning the million big ones.
     Total Drama: Pahkitew Island 
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  • During the drop from the Airplane Ella and Sky managed to save themselves with their respective skills while Jasmine saved two others mid-fall.
  • Max made a mind control helmet. And it worked, even if Scarlett had to fix a wire. Still, the fact that he got that close to making it work, especially considering it's Max, is pretty awesome.
  • Samey finally retaliating against her twin sister by feeding her a fruit that made her unable to talk and pretend she was Amy so that Amy (who Chris thought was Samey) would be sent home.
    Samey: (pretending to be Amy as Amy's unable to talk) Oh ignore her, she's just trying to get sympathy. Aren't you, Samey?
    (Amy realizes that Samey tricked her and tries to talk but it's muffled)
    Chris: Can't understand what you're saying Samey, but it really doesn't matter, because you've been voted off.
  • Ella may have gotten a raw deal, but she left the island on her own terms after saving a teammate.
    • Said "Own Terms" include a full blown musical number (outwitting both Chris and Chef in the process) and not showing a shred of resentment for her elimination, before being carried into the cannon by birds. That is how you go out in style.
  • Jasmine using Topher as a human battering ram to escape the gopher hole they were trapped in.
  • Shawn making what he thinks is a Heroic Sacrifice to protect Jasmine.
    Shawn: Zombies! (slaps himself) This is not a drill, soldier! (slap) The zombies are here, and they're after Jasmine! (slap) Now, what are you prepared to do?!
  • After Sky brutally rejected Dave (so brutally he cried) Christells her off
    (Sky is shocked she's in the bottom 2 with Dave)
    Chris: Don't look so shocked Sky. The way you talked to Dave after the pre-challenge was pretty much like watching someone hoof a small kitten in the nards.
  • "Scarlett Fever": Fair few characters get these in this episode.
    • Basically everything to do with Scarlett in this episode, from her revelation, to hacking the island.
    • The fact that the whole island is one gigantic high-tech piece of machinery.
    • In his Moment of Awesome, former Dirty Coward Shawn goes and singlehandedly slaughters an army of Chris Robots when told by Jasmine they're zombies, and then offhandedly head shotting the robo-bear with an arm.
    • Even though it was Sky's idea, Max (of all people) still manages to get one when he tricks Scarlett into letting the rest of the contestants into the control room with a Chris-bot.
    • Sugar defeats Scarlett by hog-tying her with her own hair.
  • Shawn's armpit serenade. It earns him a standing ovation from the judges (including Chris).
    • Later, Shawn admits it was the first time he tried it out in public. Not bad for a first time.

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  • "So, Uh This Is My Team?"
    • Ella being glad the teddy bear is safe, and happily sings a song to a bird as she falls to her death.
    • The look on Chris' face when Ella floated down to the ground being supported by a single, small bird. He couldn't believe it.
    • In the first episode, Chris thinks the team names are translated to the Soaring Eagles and the Ferocious Tigers. Sky, however, points out that the actual translations are the Floating Salmon and the Confused Bears. Chris' response?

    (to Chef) This is what you get for using a free online translator!

    • Beardo's funny noises, especially the pacman sound he makes when he is eliminated.
      • And the fact that he actually speaks when being shot from the Cannon of Shame.

    Beardo: "It was nice meeting all of you!!!"

  • The various food rewards provided by the show's sponsors
    • Darwin's Food Safari, which Sugar actually appeared in an advert for.
    • Petting Zoo BBQ "Someone else touched your food, guaranteed."
    • Jimmy's Beaks and Feet "Our chickens walk the walk, talk the talk and now we put them in the frier."
    • Humpty Dumpty's Beef Shack "At Humpty's, all the king's horse feed all the king's men."
      • "Or, if you want, Chef's making chicken."
    • Spoiley's Second Hand Food Emporium "Where one man's trash is another man's tapeworm."
    • Chef's Total Drama Yum Yum Happy Go Time Candy Fish Tails
  • Rodney's "Breakup" with Jasmine. Then he hooks up with her again in the next two episodes, though she can only look confused at him.
  • Jasmine explains to Samey that she never had many friends because she says they feel intimidated by her. Not only is it obvious why, but she said this before she punched a tree once and broke it in two.
  • "I Love You, I Love You Knots"
    • The entire episode is made of funny due to the challenge being truth or dare. For the truth portion, Chris uses a trained certified chicken named Clucky to tell who's telling the truth.
    • Rodney always suffers from truth challenges, which has him trying to answer truthfully what girl he likes the most (which rose up to three with Amy technically Samey and Scarlett). He fails the first two truth questions. But by the third one, he only sighs in defeat and gets his whole team electrocuted.
    • After Sky's resulting burp from having to drink a jug of mineral water was less then impressive, Jasmine and Topher almost sound disappointed.

    Jasmine: That's it? I'd thought she'd get at least ten feet of air.
    Topher: C'mon! Chris is trying to put on an entertaining show here!

    Chris: For a point, you mustkiss a person sitting next to you!

    (Dave glances at Shawn who immediately widens his eyes,before bolting away.)

    • Ella tries to say that she wishes to change the aspect Sugar hates the most of her so she becomes friends with her. Not only does she answer truthfully (or not?), but it infuriates Sugar that she said that, causing Cluckey to get terrified of her and making Chris shock them all for scaring the chicken.
    • Sugar eating a live Tarantula, not waiting for Chris to tell her that she was only supposed to pet it.
    • Jasmine tries feeding a lizard using her mouth, but the lizard ends up tangling her whole face.
    • After being humiliated with truth questions, Rodney boasts and makes fun of Cluckey by telling her he eats six eggs a day in his farm. This comes to bite him really hard when Ella is unable to shock his team with her button, so the infuriated chicken lets her fury out, snatches the button, and shocks the whole team multiple times.
    Chris: Cluckey, no! He's not worth it!
    • Then she's dragged away to Chef's kitchen for not being professional. It's implied that Chef cuts Clucky into pieces, shown in the above "Chef's making chicken," line.

    "Jasmine, Scarlett, Amy, please understand: This that you, I, I mean it's- There's love, and raccoon poop, and 'hey', with all the shocking! Bgaak! Because chicken I love girl island. Three! Uh-oh! Yeah!"

  • Although Chris' face being stuck smiling is very creepy in "Blast From The Past" some of the moments at which he's smiling are very funny like when he's getting attacked by the scuba bear and threatening to kick Ella off the show.
    • From the same episode, Scarlett's confessional after she defeats Sky in the challenge:

    Scarlett: The laws of force in motion are simple. With Skye being the pivot point, I knew the inertia caused by the mass of the dueling stick would— [beat, realizing no one will understand what she's saying]she swung too hard and fell down.

    Shawn: ZOMBIE CHEF!

    • The elimination of both of the twins, but especially Chris's line.

    "And to make it fair, maybe Samey should come out first this time!"

  • "Mo' Monkey, Mo' Business"
    • Jasmine's scream when she finds out the monkey her team was supposed to find torn off its blue collar and mixed up with dozens of them.
    • Scarlett trying to make Max confess he trapped their team in the net she meant was for himself.

    Scarlett (in confessional): Now I need to find a way to make him admit it.

    Jasmine: I bet Sky made this trap!

    Max: HAHA! WRONG FOOL! IT WAS I! ME!

    Scarlett (in confessional with a smug grin): Much easier than I thought.

    • Scarlett explaining her plan to lure the coin from the monkey.

    Scarlett: Our best chance to find which monkey has the coin is by conducting a neuroscientific experiment. I mean, it's no secret that there's hyperactivity in the mueronuerons in primates, right? [chuckles]

    [her teammates stare at her, confused]

    Scarlett: [sighs]We play monkey see, monkey do?

    [her teammates all voice their approval]

    Scarlett [in confessional]: Use. Little. Words.

    • Sugar's complete disregard of taking stuff out of a monkey's body. Then she later explains she did it before with her dog swallowing a pigeonthat she was going to eat for dinner.
    • Sugar tossing the coin into the vending machine from a considerable distance and managing to hit the machine slot. Made funnier by Jasmine's surprised expression and by Sugar's expression afterwards, as she was completely confident she was going to win the challenge.
    • Ella singing a long number that humiliates Chris and Chef before she blasts herself off the island.
    • Ella calling Max a gnome during her final song.
  • "This Is the Pits!"
    • The animals concerned about Ella's whereabouts.

    Chris: I shot her![Animals look horrified] With a cannon! Off the island?

    "Shiny"

    • After the team takes the wrong routes to finish the challenge of the day, Chris penalizes them all by having Chef burn the meat reward by spraying oil and igniting it with a lighter. Chef ends up getting burned for no reason.
      • The ways they came out are funny as well, Shawn, Dave, Sky and Sugar crawl out of the confessional toilet, Jasmine uses Topher as a human battering ram to smash their way out of a gopher hole, and Max and Scarlett found an elevator!
    • Max's reaction to lighting his own bed on fire.

    "THE ANTS HAVE STARTED A FIRE SOMEHOW!!"

    • Everyone thinking Scarlett and Max are a couple, much to the former's dismay. It gets to the point where Chris puts them on different teams because he thinks they're too close.
    • This:

    Sugar: *shouting* IT'S A CAVE IN! *cavern rumbles*

    Sky: It is now!

  • "Three Zones And A Baby"
    • During Team Kinosewak's discussion before the challenge's first zone, Topher holds his baby akin to how one would handle a purse or a shopping bag.
      • He even balances it on his head at one point.
    • Max's softer side towards the baby he has to carry.
      • It gets to such a ludicrous level that he ends up trying to keep the baby when the contestants have to return them.
    • Sugar not taking Max the least bit seriously.
    • Shawn's reaction when Sugar intentionally awakens a rattlesnake sleeping on top of a sleeping lion, causing it to bite the lion, before the lion eats it. Followed by her gleefully laughing at what she just achieved.
    Shawn: Yeah, you scare me quite a bit for a living person.
    • She does this as she's trying to get her baby back which she LEFT ON THE RATTLESNAKE THAT WAS ON TOP OF THE SLEEPING LION. If the face she's making as she stomps back into the Lion's Lunch doesn't sell it, this line will:

    Chris: Will this be the end of Sugar's short life? Saying 'I hope so' seems wrong, but

  • "Hurl and Go Seek":
    • Everything with Sugar and the Juggy Chunks drink, from how she actually tries to get Chris to give her more and how it took the most time to make her sick.
    • Chris reassuring Chef when he's concerned with the expiration date, by telling him they were made from meat, eggs, and mayonnaise (three of the most easily spoiled foods), and that he had kept them in a warm place.
    • The fact that the company has a poison hotline.
    • Dave's shoe hitting people in the face.
    • Everyone (except Shawn and Jasmine) getting food poisoning and acting as zombies.
      • Followed by Shawn mistaking them for zombies and having yet another zombie panic attack.
    • Max throwing up on the tree. Not so much the throwing up part, but because of the fact that he called it beforehand, as if it were an attack.

    "Evil vomit!"

    • "Sugar, please stop talking, Forever!"
    • "Ah, love, so stupid."
    • Chris' reaction to the island malfunctioning.

    Chris: Well, Dave is gone, and it might seem wrong, (the tree Max vomited on earlier starts to spark) but it is what it (the tree sets itself on fire) is? (a blizzard blows around Chris, before the scenery repeatedly changes behind him) Who's next to too to cannon? (spiky rocks shoot up around Chris) Um, yeah! Here, on Total. Drama. Pahkitew-WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON?!

  • "Scarlett Fever"
    • The Christmas trees appearing from the ground.
    • Max getting electrocuted over and over again.
    • After Scarlett reveals her true self, Max is seen sucking his thumb in the fetal position in the confessional.
    • Max's idea to stop Scarlett from blowing the island with every contestant on it.

    Max: I have an idea! Someone think of something.

    • Shawn's response to Jasmine being surprised there's lasers

    "I have the same thing in my yard for zombies. I tried land mines at first, but you know, squirrels."

    • Shawn's Girly Scream.
    • Sugar eats an egg and a bird flies out of her mouth.
    • Scarlett's reaction to the self-destruct shutting down after her plan failed is just an understated moan of mild annoyance.
    • "I demand the host narrate an explanation"
  • "Pahk'd With Talent"
    • How Chris decided to choose the order of challenges made by the last three? He tossed sharp darts at pictures of them with interns holding them as targets. He stabs one off-screen.
    • Sugar climbing to the top of the tree due to believing there might be a bridge or a bus stop at the top.
    • Shawn getting attacked by a monkey with a chainsaw, before it bites him in the head in a manner similar to the grease pig in "I Love You, Grease Pig."
    • "Sugar Silo"
  • "Lies, Cries and One Big Prize"

    Chris: I am so confused with what is going on with Dave and Sky, like did you hear that? Like wha?

    • When Chris announces the name for the final challenge:

    Chris: The double duo of deadly death.

    Dave: Is it going to be dangerous?

    Chris: The double duo of deadly, dangerous death.

    Dave: (whispers to Sky): It's gonna to be dangerous.

    Sky: (in the confessional): He was brighter before, wasn't he?

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    Total Drama's cast got so big that the page had to be split into several pages. This page is for the contestants that were on the Screaming Gophers team in season 1.



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    "Omigosh, hi Chris! It's so incredulous to meet you! Wow, you're much shorter in real life"

    Teams: Screaming Gophers, Killer Grips

    A short and socially awkward girl born and raised on a farm. Although she's not much to look at when compared to some of the other female contestants, Beth is very friendly but also naive and spineless - which can make her an easy target for the more unscrupulous competitors.


    • Abhorrent Admirer: To Harold and Justin in Action.
    • Acrofatic: This sort of applies, but she had enough clumsy moments that Chris played a montage of them in the Action finale.
    • All-Loving Heroine: Except for Heather and Courtney, Beth is friends with almost everyone else on the show, despite her social awkwardness and clumsiness.
    • Attention Whore: She has a habit of doing various odd things for attention, and while she excels at getting others to stop and stare, it is more often than not for embarrassing reasons.
    • Backstabbing the Alpha Bitch: She was the first one of Heather's "alliance partners" to tell her off and shot her with a paintball gun. She later pulls one on Courtney as well.
    • Badass Adorable: In "Million Dollar Babies" and the third aftermath of World Tour.
    • Bait-and-Switch: Uses one to compare Courtney and a shark:

      Beth: Of course they're perfect for each other. The only difference between them is; one would devour you alive, and the other one's a shark.

    • Berserk Button: During Action, as shown in "Masters of Disasters" and "Million Dollar Babies", Beth does not take kindly to people claiming that she made her boyfriend Brady up.
    • Beware the Nice Ones: Beth is usually not quick to anger; however, she told off Heather and Courtney. She also exposed Leshawna's Wounded Gazelle Gambit when she said Beth's boyfriend didn't exist.
    • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Beth is often presented as a sweet, innocent and Endearingly Dorky girl but in Total Drama Action, she has had moments of being brash, selfish and even self-righteous which is exemplified in the final episode when she ate all of the cookies that was delivered for all of the girls to share because she believes that it's really hard work being nice so she's the only one who deserves the cookies.
    • Blind Without Them: In one episode she loses her glasses causing her to fail the challenge. We are given a brief view of her vision and it is indeed pretty blurry.
    • Braces of Orthodontic Overkill: She gets them off right before the second season.
    • Brutal Honesty: Beth can be pretty out in the open with the truth, most prominently shown in "Aftermath: Bridgette Over Troubled Water", where she proceeds to well-intentionally remind Geoff of Bridgette and how she made out with Alejandro, when Geoff was trying hard to avoid the topic.
    • Cargo Ship: In-universe with the pole Bridgette got stuck to.
    • Character Focus: She receives a good bit of development during Action; however, she goes Out of Focus in World Tour.
    • Chekhov's Skill: In "Not Quite Famous" she reveals her talent for baton twirling. Much later in "Million Dollar Babies" this (partially) helps her to defeat Heather in a game of badminton during a challenge.
    • The Chick: On the Screaming Gophers.
    • A Day in the Limelight: "Paintball Deer Hunter" focuses on her finally standing up to Heather.
    • Demoted to Extra: By World Tour where she only appears in the Aftermath episodes in minor roles. Her last appearance to date was a non-speaking cameo in the first episode of Revenge of the Island.
    • The Dog Bites Back: In "Paintball Deer Hunter", she shoots Heather in the thigh after breaking off their alliance, and in "If You Can't Take the Heat", Beth helps Leshawna lock Heather in the walk-in freezer.
    • Early Installment Character Design Difference: Beth wore Braces of Orthodontic Overkill during her Island run as a competitor before she had them taken off from Action onwards.
    • Friend to All Living Things: Barn animals that is, being raised on a barn she gets along well with many of the animals. Her favorite one is her pet pig, she calls Big Bertha. She even claims to have signed up for Total Drama Island so she can find a boy who likes barn animals as much as her.
    • Geek: Subverted. While she physically looks like a nerd and has poor social skills, she doesn't act much more like a nerd other than a remark saying she did the homework of other students.
    • Grew a Spine: In "Paintball Deer Hunter", Beth stands up for herself, refusing to do Heather's bidding any longer.
    • Heterosexual Life-Partners: She and Lindsay become good friends during their time in Heather's alliance in Island. They maintain their friendship after breaking free from her and become very close during Action.
    • Hidden Depths: Her Island biography mentions that she excels in Art. She received the Art Achievement of the Year Award for her full-scale replica of the Sphinx, made out of glue, elbow macaroni, and felt. This makes it into one challenge in "Beach Blanket Bogus", where she instructs her team to stabilize their sand castle with papier-mâché.
    • I Just Want to Have Friends: Has a great desire to be liked by everyone. This however makes her naive, to antagonists who will offer take advantage of this to manipulate her.
    • Malaproper: There's the quote above, and then there's this line which has shades of Metaphorgotten:

      Beth: (in confessional with Lindsay) Even though Heather can be really mean, that doesn't mean we should be mean back, right? Buddha says: "You can lead a sheep to water, but you can't make it nice."

      Lindsay: That is sooo deep!

    • Meganekko: Wears Nerd Glasses and she's definitely a sweetheart in the first season.
    • Minion with an F in Evil: To Heather; however, Beth was too nice to be evil. Eventually betrays Heather epically.
    • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: In a confessional, Beth questions her alliance with Heather, even admitting that she even doesn't like Heather. After Heather's mistreatment of her and Lindsay during "Paintball Deer Hunter", Beth stands up for herself and breaks off the alliance.
    • Nice Girl: While certainly quirky, immature and repulsive, Beth is always there to help her friends.
    • Not Good with People: She understands farm animals a lot better than people.
    • Older Than She Looks: She is the same age as all of the first generation contestants, despite the huge height difference.
    • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: In "Million Dollar Babies" where she kicks a tree clean in half.
    • Rage Breaking Point: Beth's patience with Heather's bossiness finally runs out in "Paintball Deer Hunter", with Beth breaking off their alliance by repeatedly shooting Heather with her paintball gun.
    • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Although not as epic as Lindsay's, Beth tells off Heather in "Paintball Deer Hunter", telling her that the reason that the Gophers keep losing challenges is because of her bossiness and apathy towards the game.
    • Secretly Selfish: When given a chance she eats a gift basket of cookies meant for all the girls by herself and justifies it by saying she deserves it more for being so nice.
    • Shout-Out: She has a pink bathing suit that looks like a 24th century Starfleet uniform.
    • The Smart Girl: On the Killer Grips.
    • Stalker with a Crush: She follows the boys she likes at her school around like a lost puppy and make them poster sized homemade valentines with pictures of unicorns running down the beach.
    • Uncatty Resemblance: In "Top Dog", as part of that episode's challenge, she befriends a Rascally Raccoon named Mr. Whiskers that has distinctive markings around its eyes similar to her glasses.
    • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: She didn't know you weren't supposed to remove the idols from boney island, but it may have been what caused the longest losing streak the Screaming Gophers suffered.
    • Vocal Evolution: Her voice in Action is about an octave higher and more enthusiastic than in Island, making her sound more like a Genki Girl than a Geek.
    • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Beth's stated phobia is being covered in bugs, so she must immerse herself in a vat of earthworms, which the writers apparently believed were close enough. Of course if she, unlike the writers, knew the difference it would explain why she was able to do the task.

        Cody, the Geek 

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    "I see the ladies have already arrived. Alright!"

    Teams: Screaming Gophers, Team Amazon

    A tech-savvy dweeb who is fully convinced he is one of the cool kids. Cody's obliviousness to his own geekiness is most obvious in his self-delusions as a lady-killer, which only amuses or annoys the girls he meets. Despite his perverted tendencies though, he's just a well-meaning kid at heart.


    • Accidental Marriage: A fake accidental marriage anyway. Sierra claims that she became an ordained minister on the Internet and that all she needs to do is recite the wedding vows super-fast and get Cody to say "I do" for them to be "married". She eventually gets him to say it after asking him if he needed to use the confessional stall, Alejandro who was near by states that as a witness he can "confirm" them to be married (of course this is all so he can get Sierra's vote).
    • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Gender inverted—he's the good guy chasing after Gwen, a goth "bad girl" who dresses in black and likes slasher movies.
    • Annoying Younger Sibling: Gwen thinks of him as one.
    • April Fools' Day: The holiday in which he was born on.
    • Be Careful What You Wish For: Right before voting for Sierra in "The Am-AH-Zon Race" he says that Sierra is the stalker-like girlfriend he always wanted until he actually got one.
    • Beware the Nice Ones: Sucker punches Duncan in "Greece's Pieces" for taking Gwen and insulting his costume.
    • Birds of a Feather: With Harold. While the two of them have never been on the same team or interacted much in the show, outside the show post-Action the two of them become very close friends (even founding the Drama Brothers with Trent and Justin). In World Tour, Harold proves himself to be Cody's biggest supporter, going so far as to side with Heather in the finale simply because Cody had done so.
    • Butt-Monkey: The butt of all jokes on Team Amazon.
    • Casanova Wannabe: His Establishing Character Moment has him walking overconfidently towards the girls.
    • Character Focus: Despite being Out of Focus in the second half of Island and all of Action, he receives a significant amount of screen time in World Tour.
    • Characterization Marches On: From a Casanova Wannabe to a Gwensexual.
    • Childish Tooth Gap: Has one, most likely to show his dorky nature.
    • Classical Anti-Hero: He used to be a typical hero, but the third season expanded on his hapless traits.
    • Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: Quite frequently when Sierra rescued him in World Tour.
    • Crazy Jealous Guy: His immediate response upon finding out that Duncan and Gwen kissed is to punch Duncan in the face. He continuously harasses Duncan throughout Picnic at Hanging Dork and angrily kicks a moai of Duncan in "Rapa Phooey!".
    • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite his short stature and Geek Physique, Cody discovers he has a mean right hook and proceeds to punch Duncan out cold in "Greece's Pieces".
    • Did Not Get the Girl: Not Gwen anyway. While it's unknown if Cody ever reciprocated Sierra's feelings. What we do know is by the end of "World Tour" he ends up becoming close friends with her, during a brief cameo at the beginning of "Revenge of the Island", he is shown smiling while Sierra hugs him tightly in direct contrast to his usual disturbance by the gesture. Word of God also states that Cody no longer has romantic feelings for Gwen by the end of "World Tour".
    • Dogged Nice Guy: To Gwen. He took a dodgeball for her and packs picnic items in his pants hoping to have a romantic picnic with her while they were on Boney Island. Even after he finds out that Trent is the man she has the hots for, he sets them up and proclaims that even though he isn't her dream guy, as long as Gwen's happy he's happy. And then he's back onto it again, arguably more than ever thanks to increased screentime, come World Tour.
    • Dropped a Bridge on Him: His unceremonious defeat by Alejandro in the finale of World Tour.
    • Extraverted Nerd: According to his official online bio, he fails to recognize his own geekiness because he legitimately is cooler than any of his friends (who make up the Albert Einstein Fan Club at his preppy private school).
    • Foil: To Harold. Both serves as the resident geeky nerd on there teams. Both of them are seen as useless by the vast majority of the teammates, they are often bullied, they both have an unrequited crush on someone, and they prove to be surprisingly effective when push comes to shove. The very real difference is in how they are presented. Harold is depicted as a good person who unintentionally annoys his teammates; while Cody gets along with most of his teammates, he has some seriously perverted personality traits. Harold has often proven to be a reservoir of hidden talent, having managed to save his team in multiple challenges at the last minute, while Cody helps out far less often and sometimes verges into The Load. Harold did not make his feelings obvious for Leshawna, and when Leshawna found out about it, she did briefly kiss him. Cody's attraction to Gwen becomes very obvious, and Gwen does not reciprocate. In the Island special, Leshawna makes it clear to Harold that their kiss was in the heat of the moment, and she just wants to remain friends with him, and although Harold does occasionally make a move on her, he primarily respects her wishes and they work well together in challenges. Cody, despite being fully aware that Gwen was not into him, would not hesitate to try to flirt with her whenever he had the chance, even if it did not help the team, and would even commit actions that are tantamount to sexual harassment. Harold is very much Cody with morals and restraints.
    • Forgotten Birthday: His parents forgot his 16th birthday. Apparently as a result he forgets about his own 17th birthdaybut Sierra doesn't.
    • Geek: Not that he's aware of it.
    • Groin Attack: The most frequent victim after Harold.
    • Hammerspace: He has seemingly bottomless pockets.
      • In "Up the Creek", he's somehow able to fit an entire loaf of bread, a can of soda, and other picnic essentials in his pants.

      Cody: I was gonna make us a romantic picnic.

      • In "The Am-AH-Zon Race", Gwen pulls out a whole stash of things from a single pocket including: a pack of breath mints, a bottle of hair gel, a deodorant body spray, X-ray glasses, and an Epi-Pen. All to look for batteries for his flashlight, which were actually in his other pocket.
    • Hidden Depths: Despite being a geek he is a very skilled dodgeball player. He easily took out DJ and Katie when they had him outnumbered. Courtney even called him an easy out beforehand.
    • Hopeless Suitor: He's just not Gwen's kind of guy, no matter how much he wishes it were otherwise.
    • Hypocritical Humor: As much as he dislikes Sierra's advances, he's still going after Gwen the same way.
    • Inferiority Superiority Complex: It's heavily implied he suffers this, mostly in World Tour but even as far back as Island: despite not being the reason his team lost, he looks extremely nervous that his teammates are going to vote him off in "Up the Creek".
    • Innocent Blue Eyes: Playing With. While he does have blue eyes, there are some moments when Cody seems very innocent and relatable, but other instances where he can be perverted and irksome.
    • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: "Gwen is my dream girl. I'm just not her dream guy but hey, as long as she's happy, I'm happy." However, he averts this in World Tour when he is not happy to lose his second chance at her to Duncan.
    • Laser-Guided Karma: After his own stalkerish behavior towards Gwen, he gets his own stalker in the form of Sierra.
    • The Load: In season three, while there are times he still contributes to the team, Cody is practically the weakest member of the team and only manages to survive as long as the finale because of his team's winning streak and Sierra helping him. He even spends an entire episode comatose and did nothing at all. Once he is forced to fight Alejandro alone, he lost easily.
    • Lovable Nerd: Cody is a very flirtatious dork and his stalkerishness can be downright creepy and insufferable but he can also be very romantic, earnest and awkwardly endearing.
    • Nerds Are Sexy: According to Sierra, who had some Real Life inspiration.
    • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Had he not harass Duncan throughout Picnic at Hanging Dork, Duncan would not retaliate and causes Cody to be injured to vote properly later in the episode. As a result of their conflict, Gwen was eliminated.
    • No Guy Wants to Be Chased: According to the Cartoon Network website for World Tour, his favorite place is "away from Sierra."
    • Not So Different: His obsessive crush and stalkerish behavior towards Gwen make him much more like Sierra than he'd ever care to admit.
    • Odd Friendship: He and Heather develop a friendship over their shared hatred of Alejandro in World Tour.
    • The One Guy: The sole male member of Team Amazon (although nobody other than Sierra ever remembers).
    • Overly Long Name: Sierra reveals that his full name is Cody Emmett Jameson Anderson.
    • Parental Neglect: Cody's parents forgot his own birthday, which means he eventually forgot it as well.
    • The Peeping Tom: He tries to watch Gwen change into her swimsuit in "Up the Creek", and "The Am-AH-Zon Race" reveals that he owns a pair of x-ray glasses that allow the wearer to see through clothing.
    • Perverted Sniffing: In one episode, he leans over and sniffs Gwen's hair, instantly creeping her out.

      Gwen: What are you, some kind of freak?

      Cody: You just smell really nice.

      Gwen: It's just soap.

    • Picky Eater: He dislikes having an unbalanced hypoglycemic index in his diet, according to his Island biography.
    • Plot Allergy: Cody's deadly allergies that can send him into anaphylactic shock come up in "The Am-AH-Zon Race". Sierra lists them all: black ants, brown ants, red ants, bejo beads, wolf spiders, katydid crickets, the clear-winged Cithaerias pireta butterfly, and goat saliva. He's given an epipen to have a shot at surviving the Amazon Rainforest.
    • Prince Charming Wannabe: Averted in Island, where he stops hitting on Gwen once he realizes that she isn't interested in him, but played straight in World Tour, where he pursues Gwen despite her obvious discomfort and the fact that she already has a boyfriend.
    • Punny Name: His name is one letter away from "code", as in a computer code.
    • Satellite Love Interest: In a way. Shortly after he finishes the I Want My Beloved to Be Happy shtick in Island, he gets eliminated in a very painful way. Then in World Tour he had two purposes: to be Gwen's creepy Hopeless Suitor and to be Sierra's target of affection.
    • She Is Not My Girlfriend: In World Tour, but only when he was around Sierra and even then it's Justified with all he had to go through with Sierra invading his personal space and belongings on a regular basis.
    • Single-Target Sexuality: He's first seen hitting on all the girls, but he pretty quickly settles into being a Gwen-sexual. Meanwhile, he's the target of Cody-sexual Sierra.
    • Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks he's quite the ladies man and is a Extraverted Nerd who thinks of himself as a 'cool kid'.
    • Smarter Than They Look: While often dismissed as a geek who does nothing for the team, Cody has actually shown himself to be quite intelligent on occasion. In the Island special, he successfully defeated Justin by turning his desire for fame against him. In the penultimate World Tour episode, he almost manages to beat Alejandro by calling him Al, knowing Alejandro will become angry and make mistakes. The only reason Alejandro was able to win was that he cheated.
    • Stalker with a Crush: His crush on Gwen sometimes reaches stalker levels, such as when he sniffs her hair or tries to get her bra.
    • Sweet Tooth: His candy addiction.
    • Tempting Fate: In "Paintball Deer Hunter" he believes that despite being handicapped from being mauled by a bear, his team won't vote him off. Cue confessionals of Leshawna and Owen voting him off.
    • They Just Don't Get It: In "Up the Creek", he doesn't seem to get that Gwen isn't interested in dating him, though by the end of the episode, he understands and helps her hook up with Trent.

      Cody: So you wanna go out sometime?
      Gwen: No.
      Cody: How about Friday night?
      Gwen: Uh, no.
      Cody: Saturday&#;s good for me. How about Saturday?
      Gwen: I am not going out with you. Ever.
      Cody: Okay, okay. Sheesh.
      (Beat)
      Cody: So is Sunday out of the question?
      (Gwen hits him in the groin with her canoe paddle)

    • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: The obvious tiny guy to Sierra's huge girl.
    • Underdogs Always Win: Ahaha, no. Despite making it to the final three and being hyped up in-series as just as much of a contender as Alejandro and Heather throughout the last few episodes, a weak player who only made it this far through a combination of other players being more viable targets and a now-eliminated player's help wasn't going to be able to take on the season's main smart and physically capable villain. Hell, he wouldn't have even made it to the finale without Sierra actively helping him post-elimination.
    • Ungrateful Bastard: At first, his only responses to Sierra's rescues were complaints and insults, but he starts to appreciate her around the time she takes a meatball to the gut for him.
    • Vocal Evolution: His voice gets deeper around the end of Island onward.
    • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: His worst fear is having to defuse a time bomb under pressure.

        Gwen, the Loner 

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    "This camp still sucks, but now that I'm here I guess I can at least try to win."

    Voiced by:Megan Fahlenbock

    Teams: Screaming Gophers, Screaming Gaffers, Team Amazon, Villainous Vultures

    A goth girl with an interest in art. While her blunt and moody attitude makes her seem cold and harsh, Gwen isn't anti-social; she's just cautious about who she lets into her social circle. But those who get to know her will find that she is a smart, kind, level-headed, and independent woman.


    • Aborted Arc: Her friendships with both Bridgette and Leshawna, both of which seemed to evaporate either during or after Action.
    • Action Girl: She's not above getting physical, having kicked a serial killer in the face.
    • Aesop Amnesia: In the second Action aftermath, she says she's learned to be "straight up" so nothing can "bite her in the butt" again. By World Tour, she apparently forgot about that.
    • All for Nothing: She enters All-Stars to make up with Courtney to the point where she breaks up with Duncan, only for Courtney to betray her, ruining their new friendship, meaning all she did to make up with Courtney was for nothing.
    • Amicable Exes: With Trent. Averted with Duncan.
      • Things were rather awkward between her and Trent, with her breaking up with him because of a mix of his jealousy of her friendship with Duncan and learning he was throwing the game so she could win. Trent was heartbroken to learn that Gwen asked his team to vote him off and was too heartbroken from their breakup to defend her when the other contestants give her a hard time over their break up. However, when Geoff wants to throw Gwen in a dunk tank full of piranhas, he puts his foot down and tells Geoff that that is enough, he was the one who threw the game, not Gwen, and it was not her fault. Gwen thanks Trent and apologizes to him, with him telling her that they're cool. After that they seem to move on from their break up and become good friends, as the two are seen hanging together or joking with each other during World Tour's Aftermaths several times.
      • Originally, Gwen had a strong friendship with Duncan that formed into a relationship. However, by the time of All-Stars they're shown to lack chemistry and affection at the start of the season. Eventually, they break up because of a mix of Gwen's attempts to make up with Courtney combined with Duncan's attempts to get Courtney's attention. It's telling that Duncan's more confused than heartbroken regarding the break-up. While she does not bitterly hate Duncan the same way Courtney does, it is clear that the love, friendship, and respect Gwen had for Duncan is gone. Duncan leaves the competition on bad terms with Gwen, as she sarcastically mocks him while he is being escorted away by the police after blowing up Chris' cottage, showing no concern for Duncan's imprisonment.
    • Anti-Hero: If not for her anti-social attitude and awkwardness, Gwen would be an Ideal Hero.
    • Arch-Enemy: She hates Heather more than anyone else on the show, and the feeling is very much mutual, although their hatred of each other dies down slightly after Island, enough to have the occasional Enemy Mine.

      Gwen: Putting up with the revolting food, giant bugs, and cameras in your face all day is one thing, but Heather? Only a hundred thousand dollars could make me live with her.

    • The Atoner: She only enters All-Stars so that she can try and fix her relationship with Courtney. Unfortunately, her attempts at being nice only result in Courtney getting humiliated and/or physically injured, making her even angrier and making Gwen feel even guiltier. She finally manages to win back Courtney's trust in "Suckers Punched", only to discover that Courtney planned to eliminate her despite their re-kindled friendship. The arc ends with their original roles being swapped, leaving Gwen angry and hurt while Courtney becomes the atoner.
    • Badass Unintentional: When she panicked and kicked a psycho killer in the face in "Hook, Line, and Screamer".
    • Birds of a Feather: With Duncan.
    • Broken Bird: She was introduced as this, but gradually grows out of it.
    • Bros Before Hoes: A female version of this trope. In All-Stars, Gwen for the most part subsides her relationship with Duncan in order to patch things up with Courtney. She eventually dumps Duncan and reconciles with Courtney, telling her that she's done putting relationships over friendships.
    • Buried Alive: Her greatest fear.
    • By the Lights of Their Eyes: When she hides under some grass in "Hide And Be Sneaky" and again when she gets stuck in a cave with Heather, Duncan, and Owen in "Are We There Yeti?"
    • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': In Action and World Tour.
    • Captain Ersatz: Someone on the official blog noticed that her outfit and hair matched Tibby Rollins' from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in several places.
    • Character Development: Starts off as cold and anti-social, but after dating Trent she becomes much more open and a team player. By the time All-Stars comes around, she is one of the nicest, most honest characters.
    • Characterization Marches On: After Season 1, her interest in art is never mentioned again outside of online character bios.
    • Cool Big Sis: Implied to be very close with her younger brother, the TDI biography states she grew up taking care of her brother. She is also one to Cody (who she views as an Annoying Younger Sibling), and later to Cameron.
    • Cool Loser: Despite being intelligent and attractive, Gwen starts off as a loner with a limited pool of close friends, but this is presumably by her own volition.
    • Cool Pet: We don't see them, but according to Duncan she owns two lizards named Angus and Vampyra.
    • Curtains Match the Window: Partly.
    • Damsel in Distress: In "Jamaica Me Sweat". Again during her season 4 cameo, "The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean".
    • Dark Is Not Evil: She's a snarky, cynical girl who dresses in black, green, and dark blue, and is not afraid to point out when the other contestants are acting stupid. But as the episodes go on, it becomes apparent that she's one of the nicest characters on the show—she just takes a while to warm up, that's all.
    • Deadpan Snarker: Gwen is often sarcastic and cynical toward those of the contestants she can't stand.
    • Dead Sparks: Implied. Although Duncan's relationship with Gwen did not deteriorate like it did with Courtney, they're shown to lack chemistry and affection at the start of All-Stars. With them being moved to different teams, Gwen's attempts to make up with Courtney combined with Duncan's attempts to get Courtney's attention eventually causes Gwen to break up with Duncan. It's telling that Duncan's more confused than heartbroken regarding the break-up.
    • Death Glare: In the first season, she was sometimes prone to giving these. She scared Lindsay with a particularly intense one in "Not Quite Famous" to get her to let her into the cabin. Whenever she gave similar glares in the following seasons, it was usually justified.
    • Decoy Protagonist: In Action. Having just been a finalist in Island, Gwen is heavily focused on until she ends up the fifth contestant eliminated.
    • Defrosting Ice Queen: During Island, she initially acts cold and aloof toward the other contestants but warms up to them as time goes on. Particularly Trent.
    • Determinator: According to the Total Drama wiki, she has won more challenges than any other contestant in the series. Her victories in "The Big Sleep" and "Basic Straining" are testaments to her exceptional willpower.
    • Disappeared Dad: According to her online bio, her mother is now single.
    • Don't Look at Me!: In the first season, a minor running gag is Gwen pushing a camera out of her face whenever it's aimed at her.
    • Dude Magnet: Gwen has more guys find her attractive than any other girl on the show. She had two relationships in the series: with Trent and, after, with Duncan. Cody constantly tries to hit on Gwen, but fails.
    • Easily Forgiven: Only by Duncan in Action. He wouldn't vote her off and was impressed that she sabotaged her team instead of being angry with her. Averted by Courtney when she cheats with Duncan in World Tour. Trent, however, forgave her in both cases by the time they next saw each other.
    • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Half-lampshaded by Alejandro in All-Stars, when he tells her that "[she] is as wise as [her] skin is translucent".
    • Enemy Mine: Gwen and Courtney's mutual dislike for Heather makes them bond in the first half of World Tour. Ironically, in most seasons, Gwen and Heather end in this very same situation more than once, and they actually make a very good team when putting their differences aside at least temporarily.
    • Enclosed Space: She appears to have claustrophobia, as her fear is being buried alive.
    • Et Tu, Brute?: Does not take Courtney's betrayal well in "Sundae Muddy Sundae".
    • Eye Scream: In "Picnic at Hanging Dork" her eucalyptus allergy causes her eyes to redden and swell to a nightmarish size.
    • The Fettered: Although usually depicted as unsocial and indifferent, Gwen is later shown to deeply care about how others perceive her, especially after dating Duncan.
    • Fighting Your Friend: Gwen is rigged to box with Courtney in "Suckers Punched" just as their friendship seems to be repaired. This actually proves cathartic for both of them as their punches let out all the anger they've had for each other and ultimately strengthens their friendship.
    • Final Girl: Parodied in both "Hook, Line and Screamer" and "Zeek and Ye Shall Find", due to her being a horror movie expert.
    • Foil: To Owen. While both ended up as finalists of Island, they have otherwise complete opposite personalities. Owen is the Big Fun party guy, Nice Guy, and All-Loving Hero who magnetically attracts friends to him. Gwen is a Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold and falls into Good Is Not Nice and has bitter rivalry with Heather. While Owen ain't the brightest bulb and not very fit, Gwen is one of the more intelligent contestants and a Jack-of-All-Trades when it comes to her physical performance.
    • Genre Savvy: She happens to be pretty savvy about movie genres, especially horror movies.
    • Girls Like Musicians: When Gwen was falling for Trent, one of her main reasons for liking him was that she just couldn't resist boys who played guitar, which he was known for. The opening even has him playing his guitar for her near a campfire, the two of them just about to kiss before Cody interrupts.
    • Guile Hero: She is one of the more strategic heroes, and has shown to be quite manipulative to people like Heather.
    • Guttural Growler: An interesting female variant. Her voice is distinctly raspy, almost to the point you'd think she has a chronic sore throat.
    • Good Is Not Nice: Most prominently in early season one episodes. It is subverted when she falls in love with Trent and falls victim to Heather's cruel diary reading act towards her.
    • Goth: Develops into aPerky Goth later in the series.
    • Goths Have It Hard: Gwen really hasn't had it easy. Besides competing on a Sadist Show for five seasons, she's been bullied repeatedly by Heather, had to break up with Trent, gotten the entirety of the blame for said breakup and forced to vote herself off, gotten involved in a Love Triangle with Duncan and Courtney that cost her the latter's friendship, then tried to make up for it and regain Courtney's trust and seemingly succeeded, only to find out that the other girl was planning to betray her all along.
    • Grumpy Bear: She has trouble dealing with Geoff simply because he's too happy.
    • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Becomes this with Courtney in All-Stars until "Sundae Muddy Sundae", where she learns of Courtney's intention to betray her. In earlier seasons, she seems to have this with Leshawna and Bridgette.
    • Horrible Judge of Character: Twice in All-Stars.
      • OK, Gwen. Sure Duncan is a jerkass and unfaithful, but you've known him for five seasons. So when Duncan warns you about Mike being evil, you choose to trust someone you barely even know just because he is a "nice guy" over him? No wonder Mal easily preys on you later in the season.
      • Trying to make amends with Courtney is one thing Gwen, but do you actually think that she will keep her promise of going to the finale together? Even Duncan and Beth know she never keeps her promises as long as the money is involved.
    • Iconic Item: Her diary in Island.
    • Ignored Expert: During "Hook, Line, and Screamer", nobody listens to her advice of surviving a horror film, despite her expertise in the area.
    • In-Series Nickname:
      • Heather always calls her "Weird Goth Girl".
      • "New Heather" by several contestants in World Tour, she's also frequently called "Gothy" or "Gothball".
    • Intoxication Ensues: In "The Am-AH-Zon Race," she accidentally stabs herself with Cody's EpiPen. She's extremely hyper for a good chunk of the episode, but she crashes shortly before the challenge ends.
    • Irony: In All-Stars, when Gwen was put in the villains team, she protested, stating she was nice. In confessional she bitterly states that she spent seasons being a nice girl, only to be in the villain team. While Gwen was never as bad as her new teammate, she was not exactly nice, being at best a cold and anti-social Jerk with a Heart of Gold. It was only in this season that she turns into a complete nice girl.
    • Jerkass Ball: Given that she'd already become a nicer person over the course of Island, her "The Reason You Suck" Speech towards most of the other campers in "The Very Last Episode, Really!" seems rather odd and Out of Character, especially when she goes as far as to call Trent "two-timing" despite realizing he didn't cheat on her when he got eliminated. Only DJ, Owen, Cody, Leshawna and Bridgette got away without an insult.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Early on Island. This also applied in regards to her family. To quote her Island bio, "Gwen may seem tough as nails on the outside, but when it comes to her family, she's as soft as well, a marshmallow!"
    • Kaleidoscope Hair: She has alternating shades of light teal, black, and dark teal, though her status, as the show's Goth means it's probably a dye job.
    • Keeping the Enemy Close: In "Riot on Set", when Gwen was recruiting her team, Leshawna tells her to "Keep your enemies close", which results in Gwen picking Heather for her team, albeit reluctantly.
    • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Dark to Bridgette and Leshawna's and Zoey's Light.
    • Loner-Turned-Friend: She kept to herself early in the series, but ends up becoming close friends with many of the contestants, most notably Leshawna, Bridgette, Courtney, Trent, and Cody.
    • Loony Friends Improve Your Personality: In the form of Geoff, who she states "brings the party out in you".
    • Meaningful Name: "Gwen" means "white" or "pale", and she's a goth girl with noticeably paler skin than most other characters.
    • Morality Pet: Duncan's. In all three seasons, he's nicer to her than he's ever been to anyone else (including Courtney).
    • Multicolored Hair: With three different shades.
    • Ms. Fanservice: Briefly becomes a Reluctant Fanservice Girl after Heather rips off Gwen's skirt during the rock climbing challenge in "Who Can You Trust?".
    • Nice Girl: She becomes much more friendly after her de-frosting in Island.
    • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: In terms of the love triangle mess in season 3, she is the nice to Duncan's mean and Courtney's in-between.
    • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In "The Am-AH-Zon Race".
    • Nightmare Fetishist: When it comes to horror movies.
    • Not Helping Your Case: For a while, every attempt Gwen makes at patching things up between her and Courtney only makes Courtney hate her even more.
    • Of Corsets Sexy: She wears a corset-like black top with blue and green sleeves.
    • Odd Friendship:
      • Strikes one up with Geoff, in "Trial By Tri-armed Triathlon". While the two are different as night and day, they come to a mutual understanding of each other, with Geoff even managing to help Gwen open up, where he helps amend her view that "partying isn't in your DNA" and more like a "state of mind". The two part on good terms and Geoff vows to invite Gwen to her first party once the season was over.
      • She's surprisingly good friends with Owen, the fun-loving, pound Keet. Notably, their friendship is one of the few relationships that remains consistent across the first three seasons. In the finale of Island, she lists him as one of the few people she considers sane. During Action, he's the only one on the Killer Grips who isn't mad at her because Trent threw the challenges for her sake. During World Tour, she tries to make him feel better about Izzy breaking up with him, and later, he supports her new relationship with Duncan.
    • Once Done, Never Forgotten: Her reputation is defined solely as "boyfriend stealer" in All-Stars.
    • Only Sane Woman: She lampshades this herself in Island. See Out-of-Character Moment below.
    • Out-of-Character Moment:
      • In the last episode of the first season, when she insults approximately three-quarters of the entire cast, saying that only five of them were sane (which included some of the cast's most obviously flawed members).
      • On the winning screen for the Action game "Best. Game. Ever", she's wearing a huge, goofy, delighted grin that makes her look a little like Izzy.
      • Gets another one in "You Regatta Be Kidding Me!", in which, after becoming best friends with Courtney, she talks about the dream she had in which she rode on a fluffy unicorn across clouds made of marshmallows. Didn't expect her to say that, did you?
      • Her newfound friendship with Zoey is seen as this by many, as she has none of the same interests and indulges in the sickly sweet antics Gwen has been known to gag at in the past.
    • Out of Focus: Gets this in Action
    • Panty Shot: Invoked by Heather during a rock climbing challenge to humiliate Gwen.

      Heather: Hurry up, Gwen! You don't want to fallbehind!! (pulls a rope, ripping off Gwen's skirt)

    • Perky Goth: Develops into one.
    • Perpetual Frowner: At first.
    • Plot Allergy: Gwen loses the tie-breaker challenge as to whom will be eliminated between Courtney and her in "Picnic at Hanging Dork" because it involves eucalyptus leaves, which she's allergic to. She leaves the plane wheezing and with a swollen face.
    • Red Oni, Blue Oni:
      • In Island she is the blue to Bridgette and Leshawna's red.
      • In All-Stars she's also the blue to Zoey's red, especially through their physical color contrast green and red.
    • Relationship Upgrade: She starts dating Duncan in World Tour. She breaks up with him in "Moon Madness" when she realizes he still has feelings for Courtney.
    • The Runner-Up Takes It All: She alludes to this when she loses an elimination tiebreaker to Courtney in "Picnic at Hanging Dork".
    • Say My Name: When she wakes up to find out she's been buried alive with Sam in "The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean", her first reaction is to pound on the walls of the box and yell, "CHRIIIIIIIIIIIS!!"
    • Second Love: She falls in love with Duncan after falling in love with Trent, and likewise, he falls in love with her after falling in love with Courtney. It doesn't last; they break up after Gwen learns that Duncan still has feelings for Courtney.
    • Series Mascot: Not quite as much as Owen, but Gwen is one of the show's most recognizable characters and shows up on a lot of promotional material, possibly because of her unique character design.
    • "Shaggy Dog" Story: The whole reason why she returned for All-Stars was so that she could reconcile with Courtney after what happened between them in World Tour, which she does by "Suckers Punched". Unfortunately, "Sundae Muddy Sundae" reveals that Courtney planned on eventually stabbing Gwen in the back by eliminating her before the finale and going back on a promise they made to take each other to the finale, resulting in Gwen now being the one to break up their friendship, therefore making her entire plot that took up about half the season and the events involving her during it (such as breaking up with Duncan) completely pointless. It also comes as no surprise that she herself gets eliminated in the very next episode since she has no reason to still be in the game.
    • Shipper on Deck: In "Anything Yukon Do, I Can Do Better", she supports Cody/Sierra so that Cody will leave her alone. She also supports Courtney/Scott.
    • Shovel Strike: She hits Harold with a golden shovel in "The Chefshank Redemption".
    • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: The reason she developed feelings for Trent the first time they actually interacted.
    • Sixth Ranger: To Mike, Cameron, and Zoey's ¡Three Amigos!.
    • Slow "NO!": In "The Big Sleep" when Trent falls asleep, leaving her to finish the challenge alone, and in "The EX-Files" when Courtney trips her to make her drop the alien artifact and lose the challenge for their team.
    • Slut-Shaming: Falls victim to this. The reason she's on the Vultures team ischeating. Cheating which she didn't initiate, and which no one will let her forget. When you consider what everyone else on the Vultures team did to get there
    • The Snark Knight: She's probably the most sarcastic female in the series.
    • Soapbox Sadie: Tries to be this, and comically fails due to the sheer idiocy of Katie and Sadie in the Celebrity Manhunt special.
    • Sole Survivor: She becomes the last original contestant remaining in All-Stars.
    • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: She is the most focus character in season one and the first few episodes of season two continue to focus on her relationship with Trent. She then becomes notorious as a spotlight stealer when she and Courtney get involved in a Love Triangle with Duncan in World Tour. Also, her ultimately failed attempt in reconciling with Courtney is a significant plot point in All-Stars.
    • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She comes off as being very cold and distant, but she has a much nicer side once you get to know her.
    • Tender Tomboyishness, Foul Femininity: Snarky goth girl Gwen is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold while her rival Heather is an Alpha Bitch obsessed with makeup and popularity.
    • Token Good Teammate: While Gwen has made a few mistakes in the past, she's still not outright evil like everyone else on the Villainous Vultures. The shot of her in the Villainous Vultures used to be the image for the page.
    • Tomboy and Girly Girl: With Bridgette (and later Courtney).
    • Tomboyish Voice: As detailed above, she has a raspy voice.
    • Took a Level in Kindness: She starts out as a stereotypical Goth girl in her debut but started to come out of her shell after developing a relationship with Trent in the third episode. Her flowering into a kind person was finalized after Heather read Gwen's diary on international television.
    • Trauma Conga Line: Throughout the entire series she is constantly betrayed and emotionally (and physically in Chris' case) battered by others. It's only her persistent will to constantly improve herself that stops her from going insane.
    • Tsundere: For much of the first season, Gwen's attitude toward Trent had a twofold quality due to the Depending on the Writer treatment of their budding relationship.
    • The Unreveal: She and Owen are the only characters whose audition tapes have never been seen.
    • Vocal Evolution: Her voice is higher in season three than in season one, possibly to show her Defrosting Ice Queen status.
    • What Have I Become?: What she feels for doing harm to Courtney in the first half of All-Stars.
    • When She Smiles: Admit it, you just want to cuddle her every time her mouth turns upwards!
    • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Uses this on Cody in "Picnic at Hanging Dork" to help her get rid of Courtney.
    • We Used to Be Friends: It vaguely implied that Bridgette and Geoff's friendships with Gwen broke apart during Action's Aftermaths as a result of Gwen's breakup with Trent.
      • During Island, Bridgette and Gwen were close friends, but Bridgette turned against Gwen during Action, blaming her for breaking up with Trent. While Bridgette does not outright end their friendship, she makes it clear through her words and actions that she disapproves of how Gwen broke up with Trent and she was not on her side. Bridgette even told her that Lindsay and Beth are ticked at her because they found out that Trent threw their team's challenges for her. And while Bridgette disapproves of Geoff's treatment of Gwen and tries to protect her from his torture, the two girls are never seen making up or interacting again for the rest of the series (although this is partly due to Bridgette falling Out of Focus as an early elimination on World Tour while Gwen continued to receive focus as part of a Love Triangle with Duncan and Courtney).
      • Geoff and Gwen became friends during Island, but after he Took a Level in Jerkass during the Aftermath segments in Action, their friendship deteriorates. While he does not outright end his friendship with Gwen, Geoff guilt trips her over her breakup with Trent, nearly drops an anvil on her, and tries to throw her in a dunk tank full of piranhas. When Gwen points out that they are friends, he responds that his new gig "trumps" the times that he and Gwen made s'mores. He also tells her that she did not leave many friends behind in the game. They never made up and do not interact for the the rest of the series (although this is partly due to Geoff falling heavily Out of Focus and not competing at all in World Tour).
    • X Must Not Win: She made it her mission to make sure Heather loses in Island, so much so that she promised Owen a share in the cash prize or a box of doughnuts if he helps her. In the end, she succeeds.

        Heather, the Queen Bee 

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    "When I win, I'm thinking of my own spin-off series, "The World According to Heather."

    Teams: Screaming Gophers, Screaming Gaffers, Team Amazon, Villainous Vultures

    The mean Alpha Bitch who rules high school in every teen movie, Heather is as ruthless, narcissistic, manipulative, and self-centered as they come. She always knows what she wants and how to get it, with little regard for who she has to hurt or deceive to achieve her goals.


    • Action Girl: She's not afraid to get her hands dirty (literally or metaphorically) in order to win a challenge.
    • All Take and No Give: Heather's alliances are solely for her benefit. She demands practically everything from Beth and Lindsay while they get nothing in return from Heather, not even gratitude.
    • Alpha Bitch: The series' most definitive example, bullying Lindsay and Beth into doing her bidding during their alliance, and constantly trash-talking Leshawna and Gwen. However, she clashes with Courtney for the position during World Tour, and in All-Stars she clashes with Jo early on for leadership of the Villainous Vultures.
    • Analogy Backfire:

      Heather: A team without a leader is like a horse without a head! It just runs around blind!

      Gwen: I'm pretty sure a horse without a head doesn't run anywhere.

    • Annoying Younger Sibling: Heather's bio mentions that she has a younger brother named Damien who's not just annoying, but evil (at least to Heather). Despite Heather being a Alpha Bitch who uses deception to get anything she wants, her home is stated to be the only place she's out-ranked in due to his tormenting pranks (such as booby-trapping her room and putting glue in her hair conditioner).
    • Anti-Hero: She ultimately does end up becoming the main hero of World Tour, but this isn't because she pulled a Heel&#;Face Turn by any means (although she does have multiple Pet the Dog moments, implying that she Took a Level in Kindness since her Humiliation Conga in Island and second defeat in Action). She is only considered the hero because Alejandro is actually MUCH worse than her, and by the end she is the only one left standing against him. Heather's status as hero is confirmed when Cody explicitly tells her "don't let the bad guy win". Her status as Anti-Hero is solidified when she proudly returns to being a Card-Carrying Villain in the next two seasons, proving that she can only be considered a hero when facing someone worse than her.
    • Arch-Enemy:
    • Art Evolution: Regarding Heather's baldness: when her head ends up shaved near the end of Island, it's shown to be flat]]. Come Action, the top of her head has been tweaked to appear round instead, presumably to appear more realistic.
    • Asian Rudeness: According to the creators, Heather is Asian (technically half-Asian, since her dad's shown to be white). Also, there is a reason she is called the "Queen of Mean."
    • Asshole Victim: Very few people, if anyone, feel sorry for Heather whenever she falls victim to Laser-Guided Karma, given her snobbish attitude. This is particularly prominent in "Slap Slap Revolution" when Leshawna slaps Heather silly, in which the other campers were cheering Leshawna on and in "Hawaiian Punch", where the peanut gallery laughs at Heather as she's being pelted with golf balls.
    • Attention Whore: As the series' resident queen bee, Heather naturally puts herself as the center of attention.
    • Bad Boss: Her treatment of Lindsay and Beth in Island was almost criminal. In fact, she's this almost every time she takes charge of her team. In the episode "If You Can't Take The Heat", she declares herself the Screaming Gophers' head chef for the cooking challenge, making Leshawna chop pineapples (which she's allergic to) and wasting time ordering Owen to get her makeup bag from the cabin. Leshawna gets tired of it and locks her in the freezer.
    • Bald Woman: From her elimination in Island to the Action special.
    • Bare Your Midriff: Heather's outfit consists of a maroon crop top halter top. Leshawna calls her out for it in " to Crazytown."
    • The Baroness: Though she tries to maintain the status throughout the series, it's most prominent during the first season.
    • Beauty Is Bad: Pretty much all the male contestants acknowledge that Heather's definitely very attractive, but most of them generally keep their distance because they know what her personality is like.
    • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Alejandro.
    • Big Bad: Of the first season, and the most iconic one among contestants. When she made her cameo in the Total Drama: Revenge of the Island episode "Up, Up and Away in My Pitiful Balloon," the new generation is stunned and somewhat scared to see her, with Zoey even asking her if she really is the Heather. While there are several villains in the series that have surpassed her in evilness and ruthlessness (Chris, Alejandro, Mal, Scarlett), Heather is still the most recognizable one of the entire series.
    • Big Bad Duumvirate: Her on-off teaming up with Alejandro.
    • Big "NO!":
      • In "I Triple Dog Dare You", when the electric razor she kicked out of Chef's hand lands on her head, leading to her Traumatic Haircut and subsequent elimination.
      • She gets one in All Stars after she learns that Alejandro betrayed her to eliminate her.
    • Break the Haughty: Basically the entire first season is this for Heather, and she becomes a lot less abrasive as a result.
    • Butt-Monkey: Even being the main antagonist of a season doesn't make her immune to slapstick.
    • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': Laser-Guided Karma often hits her hard, especially in Island. And oftentimes, Leshawna has a hand in it.
    • Can't Take Criticism: Many times when she is called out for her flaws and misdeeds, she throws a fit. This is a case of Depending on the Writer, however; other times, she revels in her bad reputation to the point where she's not bothered by the others' harsh words about her in the slightest.

      Heather: LeShawna just told it like it is. I don't see what the big deal is. I do it all the time!
      Lindsay: She called you mean and nasty.
      Heather:I Can Live With That.

    • Card-Carrying Villain: "Queen Bee" is the nice way of saying Alpha Bitch.

      Heather: Obviously, I'll be on the villains' team, and I'll be running it by lunch.

    • Character Development: While she's still mean and manipulative, compare how evil she was in Island to how she is in World Tour and there's quite a difference.
    • Characterization Marches On: In early episodes, Heather would take almost every opportunity to mess with her teammates even if it risked making her team lose, like reading Gwen's diary out loud to the whole world during a talent contest or making Leshawna chop pineapples (which she's allergic to) during a cooking competition. This habit seems to have disappeared by the middle of Island, as she became more focused on winning. She even gets mad at Courtney in World Tour for trying to lose the Area 51 challenge on purpose so they could vote out Gwen. She doesn't even like Gwen, but it seems she draws the line at bringing the whole team down for the purpose of single-minded revenge.
    • The Cheerleader: According to her bio, she was a cheerleader at her high school (the head cheerleader at that).
    • The Chessmaster: Twist, manipulate, deceive, and mislead the competition is how she operates.
    • Chronic Back Stabbing Disorder: In her pursuit for the million dollars, Heather has betrayed almost everyone she ever formed an alliance with. It is because of this, practically no one after the first season is willing to team up with her.
    • Clingy Jealous Girl: She does not want Courtney (or any other girl for that matter) to have Alejandro.

      (after Alejandro helps Courtney in the wedding dress challenge)

      Heather: I don't know what kind of weddings Alejandro has been to, but each groom gets one bride. One!

    • Cruel to Be Kind: As unbelievable as it sounds, she dispenses this advice in "Chinese Fake-Out". When Cody doesn't want to get married to Sierra but she won't take no for an answer, Heather tells him to be honest with her and say flat-out that they will "never, ever be a thing".
    • Curse Cut Short: In "No Pain, No Game" as she is about to insult Lindsay, the foghorn of the returning cruiser cuts her off. Then there's this gem in World Tour when Courtney reminds people again how she's a C.I.T.

      Heather: More like a B-I-T-C

      Gwen: Guys! Let's get going!

    • Deadpan Snarker: She has a dry wit, perfect for snapping at other contestants.

      Harold: I'll have you know this is a selfless act! My lady fans couldn't handle the loss of this perfect behind!

      Heather: And by "lady fans," he means his mother.

    • Death Glare: Her default expression since she is easily disgusted or aggravated by virtually everyone and everything on the show. Alejandro is even attracted to it, referring to it as her eyes "shooting daggers."
    • Defeat by Modesty: Accidentally does it to herself when her halter top comes off. However the distraction provided by this actually makes her team win the challenge and directly causes Harold's elimination.
    • Defrosting Ice Queen: On one hand, she still retains her intense competitiveness and obsession with winning, but on the other hand, she has actually become progressively nicer over the course of the series (or, at the very least, less mean).
    • Determinator: Became this in "Hawaiian Punch".
    • Enemy Mine:
      • With Gwen against Owen and Duncan's team in Island, even high-fiving when they win.
      • With Leshawna right before getting voted off in Action. Before that, Leshawna convinced Gwen to have Heather on their team both to keep an eye on her, and knowing Heather's smarts would actually make her a good ally.
      • With Gwen, again, in the 'Celebrity Manhunt' special, cooperating to delay Alejandro's car, and also against Courtney in the second half of World Tour, partly because Courtney kept throwing challenges and partly out of jealousy because of Alejandro flirting with her.
      • Temporarily with Courtney against Gwen once it was revealed that Gwen kissed Duncan behind Courtney's back, until the aforementioned instances led her to switch sides.
      • With Alejandro in "African Lying Safari" as part of their Big Bad Duumvirate, which also stems from their Belligerent Sexual Tension.
      • And yet, again, with Gwen in All Stars; Heather actively looks for an alliance with her, since she's the only non-villainous Vulture and therefore the one she can truly trust with making any kind of deal with.
    • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She doesn't trust Owen because she finds his cheerfulness creepy and unnatural.
    • Evil Counterpart: Heather is one to Gwen in unmitigated spades. Both of them start off as loners, and quickly develop an antagonistic relationship with Chris. Both are beautiful females who attract plenty of interest from the opposite sex. However, Heather is a representation of everything that Gwen is absolutely not, especially in Island. Gwen is a loner by voluntary choice, and generally minds her own choices. Heather, by contrast, winds up a loner because of her abuse of her allies. Gwen, despite having a cynical and snarky side, genuinely cares for her friends, and won't hesitate to risk losing the challenge to help them. Heather puts on a nice façade, but the friendship she offers is false, and backstabs them once they are no longer needed. Gwen is shown to accomplish most of her victories on her own merit, while Heather relies on her allies, and all of her individual wins are through sheer luck. Gwen is adamant on winning the competition fairly, even against friends. Heather will not hesitate to cheat to win. Gwen is shown in both her online biographies and the video message from her family to have a good relationship with her family, while Heather has a dysfunctional one. Gwen's relationships with Trent and Duncan were healthy, and they failed because of odd actions on Trent and Duncan's side. Heather's relationship with Alejandro swings from one pendulum to the next. In other words, Heather represents everything that Gwen appears to be, but is not.
    • Even Bad Women Love Their Mamas: In Action, in the Medical Drama-based challenge, it's shown that Heather considers her mother as her best friend; in fact, when she thinks she's going to die along with the other contestants, she writes her last will and testament, leaving everything to her mom.
    • Even Evil Has Standards:
      • Despite of her ruthlessness, she does, in rare moments, displayed some concern for the other contestants' well-beings whenever they were injured or in near-death situations, such as Trent's sky diving mishap or Owen's broken jaw. Apparently, she wouldn't go so far as to wanting them to die.
      • In I See London, she was legitimately concerned for Alejandro's safety after he was kidnapped, and suggested looking for him despite being on opposite teams.
      • Alejandro's plan to eliminate Duncan in "African Lying Safari" leaves her stunned.

      Heather:(confessional) Even I'm not that ruthless!

      • She, along with Cody and Alejandro, is genuinely concerned when Sierra gets caught in the plane explosion.
    • Everyone Can See It: It became gradually obvious that she and Alejandro were falling for each other over the course of World Tour. To the point that during Blaineley's rant after her elimination in "Chinese Fake-Out," she told them to "give it up and make out already." Whenever anyone stated it outright, Heather always denied it.

      Heather: Why does everybody keep saying that?

    • Evil Is Bigger: Easily the tallest female member of the origional cast, retaining this until the introduction of Sierra.
    • Evil Is Hammy: She's quite open about being evil.

      Noah:(about Chris's new reality show) A bunch of nasty jerks live in a huge mansion and get all bored and backstabby.

      Heather: I'm nasty! That should be me!

    • Evil Is Petty: She frequently takes opportunities to get under her teammates' skin, such as making Leshawna slice pineapple chunks despite her allergy to them or tearing off Gwen's skirt during a rope-climbing trust exercise. However, she is capable of restraining herself when it comes to challenges that require teamwork—see Pragmatic Villainy below.
    • Ex-Big Bad: Heather is the most prominent example in the series. Being the original Big Bad of Total Drama, after the conclusion of her first season, she remains around for most of the series. All the other contestants are all too wary of her shady past, but she never quite ascends to the status of main threat ever again. In World Tour she actually becomes the Villain Protagonist for the first half of the season before going through a Hazy Feel Turn and ends up as the Anti-Hero up against the new Big Bad Alejandro.
    • Expy:
      • Of Regina George. Also a "Queen Bee" who serves as a manipulative Big Bad that ruins the lives of others.
      • And, of course, of the Heathers, who she's likely named after. Particularly Heather Chandler, as she's the Queen Bee and by far the most cruel.
    • Fatal Flaw: In the first season, recklessness. Heather repeatedly commits actions throughout Island that not only manage to alienate everybody on her team, and ultimately, the entire cast, but are extremely shortsighted and bring her no long term benefit, while only giving her short term advantages. One excellent example of this is reading Gwen's diary, as it managed to make her an eternal enemy in Gwen, didn't get her team any points, (and it's implied that had Heather actually performed ballet, it would have been enough to seal a Gopher victory), and nearly got her voted off. The only reason she makes it so far, especially after the merge, is either someone else is removed, or she gets invincibility. Unsurprisingly, her shortsighted decision making finally gets her eliminated in the final three.
    • Femme Fatalons: In the New York episode where she slices open the prize apple with her nails.
    • Foil: One to Courtney, primarily. Both are arrogant, domineering girls who will resort to any means to win the competition, and leaders of their teams in Season 1. The difference is that Heather revels in her villainy and prefers to manipulate others into doing her bidding, while Courtney sees herself as a hero and wins most of the challenges on her own merits (skill, strength). Heather also starts the series as a villain but gradually softens up and becomes an Anti-Hero after her Islanddefeat, while Courtney starts off heroic, but jumps down the slippery slope into self-serving villainy.
    • Formerly Fat: She was apparently overweight in school, which caused her to get bullied a lot. Part of her Freudian Excuse.
    • Freudian Excuse: Hinted at in the first special by Harold, who theorizes that at least part of the reason for Heather's bad attitude is that she either has family issues at home (such as her parents being divorced—which is later disproven since Heather's parents appear to still be married) or that she was fat and unpopular when she was younger—Word of God confirms that Heather was in fact fat and unpopular up until she started high school; that could also explain her fear of sumo wrestlers. Also, it's pretty much confirmed that she does have family issues (with her parents and younger brother, at least).
    • Gambit Roulette: A lot of her schemes require an insane amount of luck to work:
      • In Not Quite Famous, after reading Gwen's diary in front of everyone, she convinces Lindsay, Beth, Izzy and Owen to vote off Justin. The problem is, at this point she's on a team with ten campers so Heather had to assume everyone else wouldn't unanimously vote for her, otherwise there could have been a tie-breaker or even a double elimination.
      • In Search and Do Not Destroy, she kisses Trent in front of Gwen. Leshawna catching wind of this, rallies the contestants to vote off either Trent or Heather, Heather wins immunity so they settle with eliminating Trent. However, Heather had no way of knowing her chest had the immunity pass in it.
    • Gold Tooth: Gains one after Leshawna knocks one of her teeth out in "Slap Slap Revolution". However, it is gone after World Tour, likely replaced with a natural-colored prosthetic.
    • Hated by All: Due to her heinous actions throughout Island—as pointed out by Izzy in Action, none of the other contestants (except for Harold, the only one initially willing to actually give Heather a chance) actually like or trust her. And as shown in the video message she gets from home, not even her own family seems to like her that much, as her parents are shown celebrating her absence (even going so far as to have all the stuff in her room moved out while she's gone). Lampshaded in the fourthWorld Tour Aftermath episode when the hosts are discussing the final three contestants:

      Bridgette: &#;There's Heather, she's an ice queen / But she's been playing hard!&#;
      Geoff: &#;Too bad everybody hates her, she'd have to pay a bodyguard!&#;

    • Hazy Feel Turn: She did go through some redemption at the end of World Tour, but she doesn't quite end up as being heroic either and it's quite hard to place her on the morality scale.
    • Heroic Resolve: In "Hawaiian Punch", she's on the verge of defeat when trapped in a cage she can't escape from until Cody implies that she's "the Good Guy". At this realization, she bursts out and goes on to defeat Alejandro.
    • Hidden Depths:
      • The third Action aftermath reveals that she has some degree of genuine respect for Harold. As she is shown in an exclusive clip secretly admiring Harold's Num-Yo skills, and attempting to use her own pair. Which fails miserably.
      • In "Not Quite Famous" Heather is shown to be an enough talented ballet dancer to be chosen to represent her team in that episode's challenge. It's a shame she chooses to read Gwen's diary in front of everyone instead.
    • Hoist by Her Own Petard: She previously threatened Lindsay with a head shaving if she ever betrayed their alliance again. Incidentally, Heather betrayed Lindsay in "That's Off the Chain," and Lindsay used Heather's own threat against her as a dare in "I Triple Dog Dare You," leading to Heather's Traumatic Haircut and subsequent elimination.
    • Humiliation Conga: In "I Triple Dog Dare You!"
      • Gwen and Owen decided to double-team Heather with one challenge after another. Surprisingly, Heather manages to take all of themuntil the final dare where she had to get her hair shaven. She attempts to reject it, only for her hair to get shaven regardless. And to really add insult to injury (at least for Heather), since she didn't technically accept the dare (as she kicked the razor out of Chef's hands to try and avoid it), she ends up being eliminated anyway.
      • Even before Gwen and Owen double-teamed her, Heather's first dares involved licking Owen's armpit and sucking jelly out of Owen's belly button. She would've also had to lick Owen's toe jam, but used the only freebie she earned to opt out of that dare.
    • Icy Gray Eyes: Cold and unapproachable.
    • I'm Not Here to Make Friends: She is hated by almost everyone because she either manipulated, insulted, had a hand in eliminating or left a bad impression on them. She even manages to alienate the second generation contestants in her cameo appearance in Revenge of the Island. She even states in "Wawawakna Gone Wild!" that she's here to win, not to make friends.
    • Important Haircut: Her hair getting shaved off marks the point where she is utterly defeated by Gwen and ceases to be a main antagonist.
    • Improbable Weapon User: "Don't try to stop me! I've got gold statuettes and I am not afraid to use them!"
    • In-Series Nickname: "Old Heather" by countless others, even Gwen, who was dubbed "New Heather."
    • Irony: She once argued with Leshawna that at least she was popular. She ends up being the most hated contestant in the series, her own family is glad she's not home and it's strongly implied she has no friends.
    • It's All About Me: "I'm valuable!"
    • Jerkass: She read Gwen's diary out loud for the world just because Gwen gave her a little lip. Even Chris was absolutely disgusted with her for it.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After Island, her positive traits were allowed to show through on occasion.
    • Jerkass Has a Point:
      • Told Cody, Sierra and Alejandro that the Marriage of Sierra and Cody is invalid, stating as there was no wedding certificate first and foremost. Sure she's probably doing this to hurt Alejandro's favor with Sierra, but she made a point about the marriage being a sham.
      • Calls Chris out on allowing Alejandro and Blaineley to cheat in the gross food challenge in "Chinese Fake-Out".
      • In Revenge when returning as guest she steals the million dollar prize and attempts to escape, claiming it was owed to her. Thing is, she isn't wrong, even in Alejandro's ending of World Tour where she lost, she only did so because of a bogus ruling because she threw the wrong idol into the volcano, even though she clearly beat Alejandro, and in neither ending is it her fault the prize money was destroyed by Zeke.
    • Kick the Dog: She acts callously towards practically everyone, especially in Island. In particular, she frequently mistreats her alliance mates Beth and Lindsay, and she has intense rivalries with Gwen and Leshawna.
    • Large Ham: Her emotional outbursts are truly something to behold.
    • Laser-Guided Karma: Fell victim to it quite regularly in Island. Gwen lampshades this in a confessional.

      Gwen:(in confessional, after Heather falls into a jellyfish pool) Sometimes, the universe just gives you a freebie. (looks up at the sky and gives a thumbs up)

    • Lean and Mean: She's tall and skinny, and she's also the show's main Alpha Bitch.
    • A Lighter Shade of Black: When it's just her and Alejandro left in World Tour, most of the contestants ended up supporting her. Compared to him, Heather was the "good guy".
    • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Dark to Lindsay's Light.
    • Literal Metaphor: When describing how she got Owen to vote off Justin, Heather simply says "and Owen? Piece of cake!" It's then shown that she literally bribed him with a piece of cake.
    • Malicious Misnaming:
      • She has called Lindsay "Lindsiot" at least twice.
      • She often refers to Gwen as "Weird Goth Girl".
      • She has called Izzy either "Psycho Hose Beast" or simply "Crazy Girl".
    • Manipulative Bitch: She is one of the most manipulative contestants in the entire series, rivaled only by Alejandro. This is especially the case in Island, and still holds traces of it later seasons.

      Heather: In this world, there are shepherds and there are sheep, and Lindsay is a major sheep. Baaaaaah!

    • The Masochism Tango: With Alejandro. Her and Alejandro literally tango, on top of a train, while singing about how much they hate each other in "Planes, Trains, and Hot Air Mobiles".

      You are the worst, why must you torment me?

      It's all a game to you, but not to me

    • Meaningful Name: She's most likely named after Heathers, a film about social cliques in high school that features a trio of queen bees as main characters, all named Heather—just like her.
    • Misplaced Retribution: During the cooking challenge, Leshawna, Lindsay and Beth play keep-away with her makeup bag and lock her in the freezer, but during the next episode, she ignores them and directs her anger at Gwen.
    • Mixed Ancestry: Her video message from home shows that she has an Asian mother and a Caucasian father.
    • Moral Myopia: In "The Sucky Outdoors," she's furious that Gwen dumped Harold's red ant farm in her bed and swears revenge, despite the fact that said incident was provoked by Heather stealing Gwen's diary and reading it out loud on national television; when Trent points this out to her, Heather blows him off.
    • Morality Pet: Alejandro's love for her is his most prominent redeeming quality. To the point where it actually helped him finally beat his brother José who's practically been the cause of Alejandro's ruthless nature.
    • Ms. Fanservice: Invokes this to get on the show. She has many Shower Scenes and appearances in a Modesty Towel during the first season. Plus, her boobs were shown in "X-Treme Torture", and her butt was shown (uncensored no less) in " to Crazytown".
    • Never My Fault: In Island, she would sabotage other contestants with relish, but react with anger when they decided to get her back. When she swore revenge against Gwen for dumping Harold's red ant farm into her bed, Trent pointed out that Heather had read Gwen's diary out loud to the entire world the previous night; she brushed him off.
    • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown
      • Was on the receiving end of this twice, first from Gwen and then from Leshawna.
      • Was on the giving end in Revenge of the Island against Lightning with the million dollar briefcase, no less.
    • Odd Friendship: She and Cody develop a friendship over their shared hatred of Alejandro in World Tour.
    • Only Sane Woman: Sometimes acts like this when compared to some of the other contestants.
    • Out-of-Character Moment: While it's obvious that she's gotten progressively nicer over the course of the series, no one could have been prepared for her sweet, cheerful display in "Moon Madness", even if it was all an act to trick Alejandro. She hugs an alligator at one point.
    • Pet the Dog:
      • In Island, she tried to calm DJ down when he got freaked out by her facial and joined his goodbye group hug when he was eliminated.
      • Here's a shocker, in Action, she defends Leshawna after Leshawna gets caught bad-mouthing all of the contestants, including her during her spa trip with her cousin, Leshaniqua. She later gives Leshawna her wig as a gift to remember her by after she gets voted off.
      • Several times in World Tour. Examples include warning Leshawna that Alejandro was up to no good, consoling a heartbroken Courtney after it was revealed Duncan and Gwen had kissed, and giving Sierra a headdress and wheelchair because she sympathized with her being bald on national TV.
    • Plot Armor: In Island, there are a few episodes the contestants could've easily voted her out, but didn't. This is even more noticeable in the final episodes, after everyone witnessed her voting off Lindsay and swore to eliminate her when they get the chance. In addition to several episodes where Heather wins immunity, even in ones she doesn't the contestants end up voting someone else such as Izzy and Geoff, when Heather would have been the more logical choice.
      • Because of her pampered life style and spending most of season one having Lindsay and Beth do her challenges for her, Heather fails every challenge after the last of her allies were eliminated since she was so used to having people help her. If it weren't for plot's sake, she would had been eliminated an episode after Lindsay.
    • Pragmatic Villainy: Heather is the Big Bad of Island and always a villain; mean and hated by nearly everyone. However, she will not screw with her teammates if doing so would hurt the team's chances of winning a challenge, and more than once has gotten mad at others for doing just that.
      • She even goes so far as to counsel Sierra after the latter fell to Alejandro's manipulations and ended up annoying Chris.
      • Most notably Courtney during World Tour. Heather even once essentially says at one point, "I'd rather win fairly than lose on purpose".
    • Pyrrhic Victory: In both endings of World Tour;
      • In her ending of World Tour, she finally wins the competition and the million dollars only for her million to get stolen from her by a feral Ezekiel seconds later. She is last seen swimming away for her life from an erupting volcano with a giant boulder about to hit her just before the camera cuts away.
      • In Alejandro's ending of World Tour, she accidentally throws Alejandro's effigy into the volcano instead of hers, making him the winner instead. She doesn't get hit by the flaming boulder at the end, however.
    • Reformed, but Rejected: Ever since the first season, she became less evil, but many will never forget her actions on it since;
      • In Action, while Heather obviously isn't "good," she's not nearly as evil as she was in Island—but because of her past actions, and as mentioned above, Izzy told Heather to her face that, with the exception of Harold, none of the other contestants actually like or trust her, and Gwen (her team captain) outright says that any idea being suggested by Heather is reason enough not to do it.
      • In World Tour, this only gets worse: She's even less evil at this point, but the rest of the cast now seems to hate her more than ever. When she is in the final three, she has literally zero cast-mates rooting for her, while Alejandro, who has been more actively villainous in this season than Heather ever was, has five.
    • Rich Bitch: Heather's mentioned to come from a rich family.
    • Rise of Zitboy: It's mentioned that she had bad facial acne when she was younger.
    • The Rival: To Courtney, mostly in World Tour.
    • Schemer: Has hatched countless plans that have taken down large portions of the cast.
    • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Heather's gorgeous and she knows it. She actually uses that fact to get on to the show in her audition tape.
    • She's Got Legs: They make up more than half of her body height, and they're incredibly toned.
    • Shipper on Deck: Of Gwen/Duncan and Cody/Sierra, but only to ruffle feathers — she doesn't actually give a damn about anyone's love life.
    • Shower Scene: Several during Island with Sexy Silhouette.
    • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Alejandro when they finally get together in the All-Stars finale.
    • Small Name, Big Ego: Played with—Heather's easily one of the most arrogant and stuck-up contestants, but most of the time, she has the skills and intelligence to back up her claims. However, there at times where Heather ultimately overestimates her abilities (while underestimating her opponents) and it's shown that she's not as good as she claims to be, and she relies on others to do her dirty work.
    • Smug Snake: While smart and manipulative, Heather's very arrogant and tends to get overconfident, and in "I Triple Dog Dare You," her massive ego, along with her vanity, proved to be her ultimate downfall—that's actually what Gwen was banking on in the aforementioned episode.
    • Spoiled Brat: She's self-absorbed, bossy and entitled narcissist from a rich background which enhances her large ego and a tendency to demean others close to her.
    • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: She is one of the most focused-on contestants in the entire series and is by far the most focused-on antagonist.
    • Stripping Snag: Heather, riding a rapidly moving vehicle, loses her top when a passing tree branch slips under it and tears it off.
    • Stalker Without a Crush: For Courtney. She REALLY wants her hair.
    • Statuesque Stunner: Prior to Sierra and Blaineley's introductions, she was the tallest female among the first generation cast.
    • Strong Family Resemblance: Her mother looks almost identical to her.
    • Surrounded by Idiots: Considering both of her minions have an "F" in evil. Lampshaded in "If You Can't Take the Heat".

      Heather: Ugh! It's like I'm on a team of morons!

    • Take Over the World: As the page quote says, she claims when she wins TDI that she wants to have a spinoff series called "The World According to Heather." It's also stated in her TDI biography that she signed up for the show as practice for her long-term goal of ruling Europe.
    • Tempting Fate:
      • She's relieved in "I Triple Dog Dare You" when the bottle lands on Lindsay's picture, claiming that she will finally get a break since she believes Lindsay is too stupid to come up with anything bad. However, when Chris reveals Lindsay's dare, "Have your head shaved by Chef", it would lead to her Traumatic Haircut and subsequent elimination.
      • She promises in the confessional that she won't be the one to go home after someone has stolen her immunity idol. Alejandro turns out to be the one who took it and uses it to eliminate her.
    • There Are Two Kinds of People in the World: Shepherds and sheep, according to Heather in "Hide and Be Sneaky". She sees herself as the former and Lindsay as the latter.
    • This Is Unforgivable!: As much as she would love to eliminate people she hates, she loves winning more, and if you are caught throwing her team's challenges on purpose, she will make it her business to eliminate you, as seen with Gwen in Action and Courtney in World Tour.
    • Token Evil Teammate: During the first three seasons she often cheated or manipulated events to help her team get ahead.
    • Token Minority: Heather has had her ethnicity verified. According to Todd Kaufmann, she is Asian, though Heather's technically only half-Asian, since her dad is shown to be Caucasian.
    • Took a Level in Badass: In Total Drama Island, Heather doesn't bother helping out in challenges and always has Beth and Lindsay doing the work for her. Without their help, she faces many difficulties in participating in any of her challenges. In subsequent seasons, she is willing to get her hands dirty and even manages to reach the finale of Total Drama World Tour on her own.
    • Took a Level in Kindness:
      • Gradually over the course of the series. While not exactly "kind," Heather is far less evil and manipulative than she was in Island, especially in the third season when compared to her rival/love interest Alejandro.

        Alejandro: compared to me, Heather's a saint!

      • In "Moon Madness" this is taken Up to Eleven, where she becomes happy and sweet while under the influence of the Blue Harvest Moon until it's revealed in the confessional that she was faking it.
    • Trash Talk: She's quite skilled at this, especially when it comes to Gwen and Leshawna.

      Heather: Back off ghetto glamour, too tight pants wearing, rap star wannabe.

      Leshawna: Mall shopping, ponytail wearing, teen girl reading, peaking in high school prom queen.

    • Traumatic Haircut: Played straight when her hair was shaved off, but averted with her attempts to take Courtney's.
    • Tsundere: Towards Alejandro.
    • Ungrateful Bitch: She doesn't show even the slightest bit of gratitude towards Beth or Lindsay. This is what eventually leads Beth to betray Heather in "Paintball Deer Hunter".
    • Unholy Matrimony: Eventually develops this with Alejandro.
    • Villainous Breakdown: When she gets eliminated in Island. She's heard by the eliminated contestants all the way from Play De Losers.
    • Vitriolic Best Buds: As much she's likely to feud with Harold and Duncan, she is often willing to team up with both of them in Action and she even teams up with Gwen (her worst enemy besides Leshawna) and Courtney in World Tour.
    • Villain Protagonist: During the first half of World Tour, before becoming an Anti-Hero after her Heel&#;Face Turn.
    • Vocal Evolution: As the series progresses, her voice gradually loses the snobbish tones it had in season one.
    • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Wears very short shorts. Jo calls her out on them in "Up, Up, and Away In My Pitiful Balloon".
    • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She is afraid of sumo wrestlers.
    • Will They or Won't They?: With Alejandro. In the All-Stars finale, they finally get together, though they still maintain their competitive natures.
    • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: In "Search and Do Not Destroy", to break up Gwen and Trent, she tells Trent that Gwen was being mean to her and she shouldn't be trusted in an attempt to gain his sympathy. To seal the deal, Heather kisses Trent in front of Gwen to make it appear that he is cheating on her.
    • We Used to Be Friends: Heather and Leshawna were bitter enemies in Total Drama Island, and that did not change in Total Drama Action. But when Leshawna's teammates learn that she pretended to have a breakdown in order to guilt trip her teammates into letting her have a night at a spa away from the set and badmouthed them behind their backs, Heather was the only one to forgive her and defend her actions. So when Heather was voted off, Leshawna tells Heather she considers them friends. In a later episode, Leshawna states that she meant what she said and she does consider Heather her friend. By season 3, Heather and Leshawna are back to being bitter enemies with no reason given why their friendship ended. In fact, Leshawna even hates Heather more, once beating Heather up for warning her about Alejandro being evil. And even when she learns Heather was telling the truth, she was still glad she beat Heather.
    • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Well, more jerkass than world destroying, but she only acts like a jerk because of troubles of being bullied for being fat when she was a kid.
    • You Are Fat: In Island, one of her favorite insults against Leshawna is to make cracks about her weight, but her rival gives as good as she gets.

      Heather: especially that! (points to Leshawna's large bra hanging off the side of the bed) That is bugging me!

      Leshawna: Yeah, it'd bug me too, if I didn't have anything in the front or in the back to shake!

      Heather: Yeah?! Well, you got so much junk in your trunk, your jeans should come with a trash compactor!

    • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!:
      • Her shared reaction with Alejandro, Sierra, and Cody when Chris demanded a musical number during a very inopportune time.
      • Her reaction to the robot breaking apart and revealing itself to have contained Alejandro in the first episode of Total Drama All-Stars.
    • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: How she betrays Lindsay towards the end of "That's Off the Chain."

        Izzy, the Psycho Hose Beast 

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    "Nutty as a ten-ton bag of pecans smothered in peanut butter, encased in a cashew the size of China", Izzy is easily the most eccentric of all contestants. Bounding with endless energy and insane ideas, Izzy has a wild and excitable personality that makes her nearly impossible for anyone to handle.


    • Action Girl: She's able to regularly beat up a Scary Black Man with ease.
    • Anti-Hero: She isn't the most heroic in the cast but isn't immoral either.
    • Arch-Enemy: To Chef Hatchet, trading blows with him on multiple occasions.
    • Ax-Crazy: Her bio at the official pages at Teletoon and Cartoon Network hints that she is this.
    • Badass Adorable: She's a Cute and Psycho girl who can kick your butt. And Chef's.
    • Bare Your Midriff: As part of her fairly revealing outfit.
    • Beware the Silly Ones: She has proven time and again that she is very unstable.
    • Big Eater: A rather disgusting example. In "Total Drama Drama Drama Drama Island", she casually gorges herself on almost a hundred marshmallows in a single sitting, then runs off to throw up from eating too much then grabs some hotdogs and starts eating again once she's done puking.
    • The Big Gal: On the Killer Grips and Team Amazon before the switch.
    • Catchphrase: As Explosivo, "Boom-boom!"
    • Cheshire Cat Grin: Her default expression.
    • Chewing the Scenery: Katie Crown goes all out crazy while voicing Izzy, even improvising a vast amount of her lines.
    • Cleavage Window: In her signature outfit. Also used as a Victoria's Secret Compartment in one of the Action aftermaths.
    • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Her defining character trait, as can be seen from her label.

      Leshawna: Is it just me, or is that girl some kind of crazy?

    • Cool Crown: She wears one in her second audition tape.
    • Creepy Good: Despite her weird and borderline insane antics, Izzy is quite a friendly fellow to most contestants.
    • Curb-Stomp Battle: Was on the receiving end when up against Mal while she was in a spider costume in "Suckers Punched".
    • Cute and Psycho: She's energetic, happy-go-lucky, and crazy as all get out.
    • Cute Bruiser: She can hold her own against Chef and then some.
    • Demoted to Extra: In World Tour, Izzy has no major interactions with anybody besides Noah and Owen (having very little interactions with either Alejandro or Tyler despite the smaller teams), is never seen in the confessional booth, is eliminated through a non-gameplay elimination halfway through the same episode where DJ is eliminated (notably being the only contestant to rank lower than a member of Team Victory), doesn't stick to her usual tradition of returning after a previous elimination despite the reason for her elimination being cured in the very next episode, and is even mysteriously missing throughout the fourth aftermath episode.
    • Determinator: When she heard about the Total Drama Island auditions, she camped outside a producer's front door for three weeks until he agreed to cast her on the show. She now has a restraining order against her and she can't come within two miles of his house.
    • Dissonant Serenity: She shows no concern about being covered in bees or a snake trying to kill her.
    • Ditzy Genius: Did she mention to you that she has an IQ of ? Cuz she does! In World Tour, a blow to the head makes her a super genius; however, she reverts back to her usual, crazy self with another blow to the head.
    • Do Not Call Me "Paul": She demands to be called "Kaleidoscope/E-scope" during the first part of the second season.
    • Extreme Omnivore: She casually bites the head off a raw fish when she returns in "No Pain, No Game", demonstrating her wilderness survival skills.
    • Fiery Redhead: So fiery, she is certifiably insane.
    • Fighting Irish: According to Word of God, she's Irish, and is a Fiery Redhead and Action Girl capable of fist-fighting Chef to a standstill.
    • Fish Eyes: Briefly in "Aftermath: Revenge of the Telethon".
    • "Flowers for Algernon" Syndrome: Becomes a super-genius in the Jamaica episode but returns to her "normal" self in the second aftermath.
    • Freaky Is Cool: In her first audition video, she openly admits that she enjoys being freaky.
    • Friend to All Living Things: She seems to get along better with animals than people, befriending prairie dogs, camels, beavers, and a snake with ease (although the last one bit her).
    • Fun Personified: The character most dedicated to comic relief, being all about craziness and being silly. She's always out to have a blast and live life to the fullest.
    • Gasshole: In the season one special she ate 95 marshmallows, chugged some soda and burped louder than Owen ever could right in Eva's face. After saying that Eva could burp better, she burps loud enough to cause a small tidal wave in a pool. Naturally, Owen is turned on by this.
    • Genki Girl: Hyper does not even begin to describe Izzy; she's so genki, that she's even enthusiastic about getting poison ivy wrapped around her face as part of a challenge.
    • Girl with Psycho Weapon: Normally a paintball gun would not qualify as a "psycho weapon", but because it's Izzy, she converted hers into a bazooka launcher.
    • Good Bad Girl: She's a nutty chick with an extreme love for danger, but she also has a heart of gold right underneath that mental persona of hers.
    • Gratuitous Spanish: As Explosivo, she uses a few Spanish words in her sentences, like "loco" (crazy) and "Sí, muy caliente!" (Yes, very hot!).
    • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Especially when she's Explosivo! She also blew up the beach on Boney Island, using her special "kindling", and loves being hunted down by the RCMP.

      Izzy: You'll never get me alive! AHAHAHAHAHA!!

    • The Hyena: She is often seen laughing at something or someone.
    • Hypocritical Humor: In one episode of Action she gets frustrated by her teams' idiocy and states she's "surrounded by loons", which is particularly amusing considering her history as being the biggest CloudCuckooLander in the cast.
    • Impossible Genius: As Brainzilla, she claims to have worked out time travel.
    • Improbably High I.Q.: Of Or so she claims.
    • Inexplicably Awesome: She's an Action Girl and one of Total Drama's best combatants (capable of regularly beating up a Scary Black Man), has an alleged IQ of , Speaks Fluent Animal, has pyrotechnic knowledge, is a master of many weapons, displays Toon Physics, and has at least four split personalities, one of which is a savant level genius who figured out time travel.
    • In-Series Nickname: "Psycho Hose Beast", mainly by Heather.
    • Knuckle Cracking: When she's about to take on Chef in "Hide And Be Sneaky".
    • Large Ham: Katie Crown really hams it up as a manic, hyperactive wildcard.
    • Leeroy Jenkins: Characterized by her tendency to impulsively jump right into danger without hesitation.
    • Lethally Stupid: What does she do when she's informed of a bomb in front of her? Tap it with a hammer!
    • Loophole Abuse: Izzy invokes this when she returns in "The Chefshank Redemption", telling Chris and the others that they technically eliminated "E-Scope", not "Izzy".
    • Mad Bomber: Part of the reason why she insists on being called Explosivo as (s)he's "Loco for Boom-Boom!".
    • Made of Iron: While she gets hurt just as much as other characters, she&#;s among the few who takes the punishment and gets right back up with it barely phasing her.
    • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: To Owen.
    • Master of Disguise: Izzy loves to dress up and play the part of ferocious animal. Her roles include a bear in "The Sucky Outdoors", a polar bear in the World Tour intro sequence, and a giant spider in both "Finders Creepers" and "Suckers Punched".
    • Meganekko: As Brainzilla.
    • Mixed Ancestry: She claims to be 1/87th Cherokee in "Up the Creek" and Scottish in "Riot on Set". Word of God also says she's Irish.
    • Motor Mouth: Izzy is prone to rapid-fire and often lengthy mind dumps.
    • Ms. Fanservice: Her standard outfit includes a cleavage window, a bare midriff, and a skirt that shows damn near everything between her legs. She also had a "meh" reaction to losing her bikini bottom in the pool.
    • The Münchausen: She is full of insane stories about where she learned her survival skills. Most of the cast dismiss everything she says (unless she's talking about how crazy she is, which is true), however, it turns out she really is on the run from the RCMP, as discovered when they come for her during one of the marshmallow ceremonies. All the other campers are left staring in wide-eyed shock as she runs off into the woods, laughing madly and followed by the helicopter.
    • No Indoor Voice: Izzy has a tendency to shout much of her dialogue.
    • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown:
      • She regularly beats Chef, a man more than twice her size, in a straight up fist fight.
      • She fell victim to one by Mike (as Mal) in "Suckers Punched".
    • Non-Gameplay Elimination: Happens twice:
      • In Up the Creek, the RCMP come for her, which causes her to flee into the woods, effectively quitting the game, although the episode's preceding events suggest that she would probably have been voted off anyway.
      • In World Tour, she is taken by the (presumably) Canadian military in order to harness her new-found superintelligence.
    • Non Sequitur: She is often prone to giving these.

      Izzy: I heart marshmallow sauce!

    • Noodle Incident: "If I can handle hand to paw combat with a polar bear, I can handle a bald, emotionally withdrawn cook in a Halloween costume!"
    • The Nose Knows: Claimed to "smell something lucky" during a maze challenge in Egypt. A more definite case of this power comes during All-Stars, when she's immediately able to tell that there's something wrong with "Mike" because of his scent.

      "You smell weird! Like a honey-cruller wrapped in rotten ham. Good on the inside, poison on the outside."

    • Odd Friendship: With Noah and Eva during the Island special.
    • OOC Is Serious Business: She sobers up during particularly dangerous situations, such as the "Masters of Disasters" incident mentioned above.
    • The Ophelia: Izzy is a fairly good example, with lots of emphasis being put on her mental instability, but nevertheless is a very attractive young lady.
    • Perpetual Smiler: Aside from a few rare moments, she is always seen with some kind of smile on her face, usually a large, goofy grin.
    • Pet the Dog: After Katie and Sadie were initially placed on separate teams, she switched teams with Katie so she could be with her best friend.
    • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She regularly gives a whupping to Chef Hatchet (who's at least twice her height and three times her width), as well as being able to throw the pound Owen with ease.
    • Plucky Girl: The only time she has ever been genuinely upset is when Owen shoved her into the apparent Psycho Killer with a chainsaw and a hook before fleeing.
    • The Pollyanna: Parodied. While Izzy is generally happy-go-lucky, only someone as crazy as her would take being strangled by a snake in stride, even going as far as calling it friendly and referring to a bite as a kiss.
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        Beardo, The Human Soundboard 

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    An aspiring disc jockey whose most distinguishing features are his huge afro and beard. He is not very talkative and prefers to use his vocal cords to instead show off his incredible beatboxing skills and his ability to produce a wide variety of unusual sound effects.


    • Ambiguous Disorder: He states that his shyness leads him to make funny noises and be all round annoying towards new people, until he warms up to them.
    • Badass Beard: The biggest one in the show, to the point where he is named after it.
    • Big Fun: Unfortunately, him trying to be this is what caused his elimination.
    • Expy: He's been confirmed to be one to Reggie Watts due to his physical appearance and his beatboxing skills, while his sound effects gag is based off Michael Winslow "The Man of 10, Sound Effects".
    • Flat Character: Even with his audition tape revealing his Hidden Depths, he's not developed all that much.
    • Funny Afro: It looks like a microphone.
    • Hidden Depths: His audition video is an All There in the Manual example.

      "I am pretty shy, and until I warm up to new people I tend to make noises and be generally bothersome. I hope that if I am selected, my team can see past that and give me a chance to show them what a great guy I truly am."

    • Hoist by His Own Petard: A non-villainous example; his noisemaking leads to his early elimination.
    • I Just Want to Have Friends: His audition tape reveals that he wanted to be on the show to make friends. Considering that he was the first contestant eliminated after annoying all of his teammates, this didn't work.
    • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": He pronounces his name "Bee-air-dough" in his audition video; however, everyone else pronounces it much like "weirdo".
    • Joke Character: He doesn't really have any purpose than to make funny noises.
    • The Load: During the first challenge all he does is run in slow motion and make weird sound effects to try and make people laugh.
    • Meaningful Name: He has an awfully large beard for a teenager.
    • Mirror Character: He's essentially a mash up of B and Staci from Revenge of the Island. He takes after B's physical appearance and being The Quiet One, however like Staci he is ousted first for being deemed too annoying to their teammatesnote with Staci via her constant lying and Beardo with his sound effects.
    • The Prankster: He often uses his funny sound effects for this, which unfortunately leads to his early elimination.
    • The Quiet One: He doesn't talk much.
    • Suddenly Voiced: He talked in his audition video and after his elimination.

      "ITWASREALLYNICETOMEETALLOFYOU!"

    • Wanton Cruelty to the Common Comma: His audition video is a textbook example of Shatner Commas. Here's the transcript again, but this time with the commas as he uses them.

      "I, am pretty shy, and until I, warm up to new, people I tend to, just make noises and be, generally, bothersome. I hope that if I, am selected my, team can see past that and give me, a chance to show them what a great guy I, truly am."

    • We Hardly Knew Ye: He gets eliminated first, plus we don't really know anything about him since he doesn't talk much. Staci, the first one ousted from Revenge of the Island, got two episodes of screen time whereas Beardo only gets one. He does get a couple of mentions later in the season, though.

        Dave, The Normal Guy 

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    "I really should've written down what I wanted to say, but the only pen I could find was all chewed up, and not by me. Kind of grossed out just thinking about it. As a competitor I'd be vicious, all about the money. Not there to make friends, know what I mean? Keep people at arms length, grab that cash! I'm gonna play this cold."

    Voiced by:Daniel DeSanto

    Teams: Waneyihtam Maskwak (Confused Bears)

    A high-strung and neurotic hypochondriac with an intense anxiety towards all things filthy. Dave sees himself as the only normal person on the show and is easily frustrated or annoyed by the eccentricities displayed by most of the other Pakhitew Island competitors.


    • Ambiguous Disorder: His repetitive behaviors and intense desire to be clean hint towards Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, while his intense fear of abandonment from Sky, emotionally unstable, and extremely impulsive decisions hint towards Borderline Personality Disorder.
    • Ambiguously Brown: Much like Noah, his skin is olive but it's not really clear what his ethnicity is. Word of God states that he is Indian.
    • Back for the Finale: He was not-so-randomly chosen as Sky's helper.
    • Bald of Evil: His hair is burned off between the first and second legs of the final challenge; however, he doesn't become villainous until the third leg.
    • Beware the Nice Ones: Becomes bitter and resentful upon discovering that Sky has a boyfriend.
    • Big "NO!": Gets down on his knees and gives one when he realizes he lost in the finale.
    • Bollywood Nerd: He's pretty much a fussy and uptight dork who's apparently Indian and serves as the voice of reason for the team.
    • Butt-Monkey: He suffers many injuries and humiliations during the season with the peak being in the last episode, where he winds up bald, goes crazy when he discovers that Sky already has a boyfriend and, in the last shot of the episode, is abandoned on the island and attacked by the robo-bear.
    • The Comically Serious: For the most part, he's pretty much the Straight Man due to trying to be cautious, rational and serious one in a group full of weirdos but he also has some quirks and is an awkward, hapless and obsessively neat dork with emotional problems. He later loses a lot of sanity throughout the season when his relationship with Sky becomes nonexistent.
    • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Nobody other than Sky listens to him when he complains about the flaws in his teammates' plans.
    • Create Your Own Villain: He pulls a Face&#;Heel Turn in the finale due to finding out Sky had a boyfriend that she hadn't gotten a chance to break up with before showing interest in Dave.
    • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He has shown competence to his team's surprise (and his own) on a fair few occasions.
    • Deadpan Snarker: As his team's Straight Man, he snarks occasionally.

      Dave:(after he pulls his parachute's ripcord, only to find feathers in his pack) Yup. Feathers. I get it. Funny.

    • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of the Nice Guy and Only Sane Man variety, as well as Love at First Sight to an extent. It's obvious from his design and mannerisms that he's the most average member of the cast, and similar to Trent/Gwen and Mike/Zoey, he's instantly smitten with Sky the moment he sees her. However, as the season progresses he becomes continually more unhinged and desperate for Sky to date him, until he finally snaps and goes full heel when he finds out she already has a boyfriend.
    • Did Not Get the Girl: Especially after finding out that the "girl" already has a boyfriend, upon which his Sanity Slippage gets even worse than it already was.
    • Dogged Nice Guy: Dave started off falling for Sky and willing to do anything for her in order to look like a good boyfriend. Even in his first appearance, his idea is the team should do whatever Sky says and was supported her when she wanted to bring Chris the bear with the winning coin in it even though he disagreed with the idea. Sadly his persistence did not work well in his favor in the end.
    • The Eeyore: Dave, throughout the season, is cynical and pessimistic mainly because of how eccentric, annoying and useless his teammates are in competing in challenges. He becomes more self-pitying with Sky rejecting getting in a relationship with him.
    • Entitled to Have You: Develops a really nasty case of this in the finale, feeling that since he sacrificed his game for Sky, he's entitled to being her boyfriend. He ends up having a Face&#;Heel Turn after learning that Sky had a boyfriend the entire time.
    • Expy: Fresh TV have confirmed he's based off Mitch Martin.
    • Face&#;Heel Turn: After finding out that Sky is already in a relationship, he does everything in his power to keep her from winning the prize money.
    • Fallen Hero: He wasn't exactly that nice to begin with, but he becomes significantly more villainous after his Sanity Slippage in the finale.
    • Final Boss: In the season finale, after he realizes that Sky already has a boyfriend, making him the final villain of Pahkitew Island.
    • The Finicky One: Dave is a very uptight, fussy and neurotic Neat Freak who serves as the biggest Butt Monkeys of the whole series despite being originally The Straight Man who tries to make sense of his surroundings but but fails.
    • Flanderization: A very rare example where this happens to a character during their debut season (and one that only lasted 13 episodes no less!). His feelings for Sky and status as The Load gets exaggerated as the season goes on to the point where he's a complete wimp by the time of the finale.
    • Foil: To Jasmine. Both are the love interest to the season's finalists, and both of their relationships with their lovers serve as a major plot point. Jasmine is physically strong, immediately establishes herself as The Leader, while Dave is weak, is often ignored by his team, and often serves as The Lancer to his team leaders. Dave keeps trying to get with Sky but gets rejected and only interested in her instead of the competition, while Jasmine pushes Shawn away and wants to focus on winning. During the finale, when they have to stop Shawn and Sky from reaching the finish line, Jasmine starting feeling bad for hurting Shawn and helps him get out of the avalanche, while Dave will gladly hurt Sky, with Sky buried in the avalanche in Shawn's ending. Jasmine ultimately gets together with Shawn, while Dave and Sky part on bad terms.Ironically they both sabotaged each other's love interests, with Dave convincing Shawn to hit Jasmine with a baton in A Blast from the Past and causing Jasmine to hate him for the next few episodes and Jasmine encouraging Sky to ignore Dave and focus on the game.
    • Hair-Trigger Temper: He's prone to snapping at Beardo and Leonard for not contributing anything to the team and later snapped at Sky when she rejected him and had a boyfriend that she didn't tell him about.
    • Hypochondria:
      • Has self-diagnosed himself with several allergies, none of which have been proven. Lampshaded by Chris after Dave gets hit with a balloon filled with itching powder.

        Dave:(scratching himself) Itching powder?! Really?! I'm pretty sure I'm allergic to this!
        Chris:(over the intercom)Everyone is allergic to it! It's itching powder!

      • Though in "Mo' Monkey Mo' Problems", his allergy to flowers is implied to be legitimate.
    • Hypocrite: He complains that all his teammates other than Sky are useless in the first few episodes when he himself complains more than lending a helping hand.
    • Hypocrite Has a Point: Dave is annoyed at his whole team other than Sky and sometimes Shawn for being useless, while he complains more than lending a helping hand, but his complaints are not without reason. In "Uh So This Is My Team" all his teammates grab something useless to building a shelter. They end up going with Leonard's suggestion to build a wizard tower, only for it to crumble. Dave wishes he could vote all of his incompetent team off.
    • I'm Not Here to Make Friends: He states this in his audition video, but once he's on the island he quickly abandons this policy in favor of pursuing a relationship with Sky.
    • Irony: He's supposed to be the normal guy but ends up losing his mind.
    • Jerkass: Due to his tendency to get snappish and throw hissy fits, he can come off as this at times. Downplayed in that he's not trying to be mean to his teammates so much as he's just annoyed by them.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be insensitive, short-tempered, and become whiny, but it was shown to be a fairly decent guy as long as no one upsets him (saving Ella from drowning after she got electrocuted, trying to offer Shawn relationship advice). Sadly, his relationship with Sky caused him to be more of an insufferable jerkass that lost his sense of morality.
    • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: While he had undergone Sanity Slippage starting from "Hurl And Go Seek", he jumps off the deep end in the finale.
    • Just Friends:
      • Sky attempts to view her relationship with him as this due to not wanting to date someone she'd eventually have to compete against and also because she's already in a relationship with someone else. Unfortunately, Dave doesn't take this too well.
      • Dave sees his relationship with Ella as this. While Ella is initially saddened by this revelation, she gets over it and doesn't hold it against Dave.
    • The Lancer: Whether Shawn or Sky is The Leader in a particular episode, Dave contrasts their competence and tolerance of their team's quirks with his own tendencies (see The Load) and frequent complaints about everything.
    • Large Ham: Even before he lost his sanity after he got rejected by Sky, he was still prone to anger, moody swings and was very neurotic when dealing with his fellow annoying contestants. Like when Leonard insisted to making the pig fly over the wall during a challenge.

      Dave: Just take the pig and CLIMB THE WALL, LEONARD!

      Leonard: My spells aren't because someone here doesn't believe in me!

      Dave: ME! IT'S ME!! I DON'T BELIEVE IN YOU! NOW PIG UP THE PEN!!!

    • The Load: Downplayed. While not as bad as previous examples, he is one of the less useful members on his team and physically the weakest, especially when he's hindered by his mysophobia. However, he is still capable of competing, especially earlier in the season. He took out both Rodney and Topher in the balloon challenge, and actually knocked Jasmine off the platform in the dueling stick challenge.
    • Love Makes You Dumb: His common sense takes a severe blow after he falls for Sky, resulting in him trying various misguided stunts (such as trying to tame a bear and pretending to be a jerk) in order to impress her. Needless to say, it doesn't work.

      Sky:(dismayed)He was brighter before, wasn't he?

    • Love Makes You Evil: His love for Sky led to his heart getting broken, which ultimately caused his Sanity Slippage and seeking vengeance on Sky.
    • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Sky is a tomboyish, athletic and fiercely competitive Masculine Girl and Dave is an effeminate, neat and emotional Feminine Boy.
    • Meaningless Villain Victory: In Shawn's ending, Sky failed to get any prize money, exactly as he'd solely dedicated himself towards when he had his Face&#;Heel Turn. He doesn't seem to be remotely pleased about this, though, more upset about missing out on half of the prize.
    • Mirror Character:
      • To Noah. Both come off as being Deadpan Snarkers who are reluctant to help their team, but their characters quickly diverge after this. Noah couldn't care less what anyone else thinks, and actually knows his limits, while also showing himself to be Brilliant, but Lazy and can prove helpful when he feels like it. Dave constantly has something to prove, keeps stepping outside his capabilities and ends up paying for it, and is the biggest load to his team after Beardo and Leonard are eliminated. Furthermore, both have an arc of pursuing a girl which had an effect on their in-game performance, but while Noah did manage to win her over and may have had a Relationship Upgrade, Dave Did Not Get the Girl and became determined to get revenge on her.
      • To Mike. Both have a similar color scheme and a mental disorder that proves to be troublesome, and are part of a couple (with Sky and Zoey respectively) that serve as a major plot throughout their seasons. However, while their relationships seem similar at first, they end up going in near opposite directions. Both relationships involved trust issues between the two lovers, but for Mike and Zoey it was the boy keeping secrets, while for Dave and Sky it's the girl who is withholding the truth. Mike was able to pull through due to his love of Zoey, while it's Dave's love for Sky that destroyed him and left him a wreck. Mike ended up getting the girl and the money, while Dave Did Not Get the Girl or the money and is left with an Uncertain Doom.
      • Dave is practically a male version of Courtney. Both Courtney and Dave have a uptight and neurotic personality, and both have a tendency to whine when things don't go their way. Also, much like with Courtney's situation, a toxic relationship with another person leads to Dave's Sanity Slippage.
    • The Napoleon: He's one of the shortest males on the entire show and is a guy that can be confrontational, surly and petulant towards others. Sometimes it's understandable like Leonard is being foolish but other times, he's being petty like Sky refuses date him and actually has a boyfriend which results in Dave wanting to sabotage Sky so he could light the money on front of her.
    • Neat Freak: Due to his hypochondria, he tends to freak out during gross moments in the shows' competitions like being covered by grease.

      Dave:(panics)AAHH! SANITIZER! I NEED HAND SANITIZER! AND SANDPAPER FOR SCRUBBING!!!

    • Nervous Wreck: He's prone to anxiety and obsessing over being clean and neat at times. He also starts to really like Sky because he saw her as the only one to have a calming effect on him after he freaks out after he gets covered in grease.
    • Never Trust a Trailer: The trailers for Pahkitew Island said that Dave was "The Nice Guy." Although he could be nice at times, he's truly a stubborn, critical and whiny person who loses his sanity at the end.
    • Non-Action Snarker: He constantly gripes about his teammates' weirdness and eccentricity, but is incapable of contributing much to challenges due to his Neat Freak tendencies and just lacking any particular strengths.
    • No Respect Guy: Early in the season when he was actually the Only Sane Man who was Surrounded by Idiots who was ignored and interrupted by his teammates, though this later subsides when his obnoxious traits accumulate and he becomes a hindrance to the team himself.

      Sugar: Normally I would agree that I'm the best. But shake your heads, guys. We have a wizard on our team.
      Dave: Can we leave fiction aside for a second? Sky's practically an olympic gymnast, she should take the last section.
      Sugar: Two words! WIZ-ARD!
      Dave: Ok Sky can the first leg?

    • No Social Skills: Dave often gets often social anxiety when he's around others, especially his crush. In fact, it's practically a Running Gag that he struggles to tell Sky he wants to go out with her without freaking out or saying the wrong thing.
    • Not Good with Rejection: Each time Sky rejects him, Dave loses more and more of his sanity.
    • Oblivious to Love: He was unaware that Ella had developed a crush on him.
    • Odd Friendship: While Dave despises most of his team for being weird, he's actually very close to Shawn with the two foraging for food together and sharing dating advice with one another. However, it's unknown where they stand after the events of "Lies, Cries and One Big Prize", which had the two get into a fight and ended with Dave not caring when Shawn was buried in an avalanche.
    • Only Sane Man: Aside from Sky, he sees himself as the only sane member of his team. To an extent, this is a fairly reasonable assumption, considering his team consists of a guy who makes silly noises, a roleplayer who thinks he's a wizard, a girl who dresses like a princess and constantly sings, a ditzy pageant queen, a paranoid zombie-phobic extremist, and later on a purple-haired midget who thinks he's a super villain and laughs like a maniac all the time. It's still ambiguous if he really counts as sane when all's said and done, though.
    • Opposites Attract: With Sky. Until her competitiveness and determination prevented her from developing with the lovelorn dork Dave who gets more whiny and obsessive to the point that he bitterly turns against her.
    • Plot Allergy: Dave claims to be allergic to bee stings, tomatoes, weed, peanuts, flowers, mountain lion dander, and most fruit-flavored gums in "Twinning Isn't Everything", but concedes that it's a suspicion and that he's never been officially tested for any of it. The claim that he's allergic to flowers is corroborated in "Mo' Monkey, Mo' Problems", because he sneezes every time he sniffs one.
    • Sanity Slippage: Undergoes some after Sky rejects him at the merge. Luckily, he knows this and votes himself off before it can get any worse. Unfortunately for him, it worsens when he realizes that Sky already has a boyfriend.
    • Star-Crossed Lovers: Believes this will be the case when Sky is switched to the opposing team in episode 7. Unfortunately, he didn't take into account how serious Sky and her teammates were about the competition.
    • Straight Man: Dave often sees himself as the most rational and level-headed kid amongst most of the eccentric contestants in Pahkitew Island. To be fair, there was some truth to that with how weird and useless his team was. He loses that when he starts to lose his mind over being rejected by a girl. In the final, when he learned the girl already had a boyfriend when she implied she get together with him if he helps her with the challenge. He becomes bitter, petty and vindictive in try to get revenge on the girl by causing her to lose the game.
    • Super OCD: Due to being obsessed with being clean and neat at all times, Dave is very pedantic and he is prone to freak-outs when he's touching something dirty and repulsive.
    • Surrounded by Idiots: Dave views his teammates as annoying, weird idiots. To be fair, there is merit to his opinion. In the episode "So, Uh, This Is My Team," when his team completely failed in their challenge because all his teammates grab something useless to building a shelter. Then they end up going with Leonard's suggestion to build a wizard tower, only for it to crumble. He asks in the confessional if he could vote for four people.
    • Terrified of Germs: His contestant bio states that he has mysophobia and he is seen rubbing his hands with disinfectant in his audition video. He gets nervous whenever a challenge involves getting dirty, and freaks out when he's covered in pig grease in "I Love You, Greased Pig!". In "This is the Pits!" he is seen in the fetal position after his team escape the underground tunnels by climbing out through the outhouse confessional, covered in waste water.
    • Took a Level in Jerkass: His frustration at his teammates causes him to take a level or two during the first few episodes. Then The Reveal of Sky having a boyfriend causes him to take several more.
    • Two-Faced Aside: After hearing Jasmine's idea to open a combination cage-fighting school and flower shop.

      Dave: That is the coolest idea I've have ever heard!
      Dave:(in the confessional) Horrible idea.

    • Uncertain Doom: The final shot of "Lies, Cries and One Big Prize" ends with Dave having been accidentally left on Pahkitew Island, about to be attacked by Scuba Bear. It's unknown what happened to him after this.
    • Unresolved Sexual Tension: His attraction with Sky is full of this. It's obvious that both have feelings for each other, but they keep getting held back due to Sky not wanting attachments, Sugar trying to keep them apart, or Dave's creepy behavior putting Sky off.
    • Woman Scorned: Gender-Inverted Trope. He didn't even want the money, but he was intent on making sure Sky didn't get it. If he managed to win half by stopping Shawn and Sky, he was planning on burning his half in front of her out of spite.
    • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: While his behavior in the finale certainly makes him qualify as a villain, it's difficult not to feel sorry for him when considering the series of events that built up to this.

        Ella, The Fairytale Princess 

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    Like the stereotypical Disney-style princesses she imitates, Ella is an incredibly sweet girl with a perpetually sunny disposition, absolutely no ill will towards anybody, and an angelic singing voice that entrances all the creatures of the forest (but annoys most people to no end).


    • Actual Pacifist: Due to her all loving nature, she cannot bring herself to do anything even remotely violent or cruel. As shown in "I Love You, I Love You Knots", she even refused to shock the opposing team because she thought it was "too mean".
    • All-Loving Heroine: As mentioned above, she is incredibly sweet and friendly to everyone and holds no ill will towards anyone. She is impossible to anger, although hurting her animal friends will make her upset.
    • Animal Lover: She loves animals as much as they love her.
    • Ascended Fangirl: In her audition video, she says that she was a huge fan of Total Drama World Tour.
    • The Baby of the Bunch: She seems to have been this for Team Maskwak due to her very joyous and youthful behavior.
    • The Beastmaster: She easily befriends birds, a pig, and a bear.
    • Beautiful Singing Voice: Animals consider her a good singer.
    • Because You Were Nice to Me: Fell in love with Dave after he saved her from drowning and returned her shoe to her in "A Blast From The Past".
    • Berserk Button: The only time in the entire season that Ella gets mad is when Chris scares a pig she's dancing with.
    • The Chick: Of Team Maskwak.
    • Cloudcuckoolander: Ella is shown to be this, as she usually sings at inappropriate times, such as when she's falling off a blimp without an actual parachute, though she survives unharmed.
    • Cute, but Cacophonic:
      • Downplayed. Despite her Beautiful Singing Voice, the other campers find Ella's constant singing annoying, especially Sugar.
      • In her audition video, she says that she was banned from her local mall, also as she was singing "Please pick me!", the thin walls in her apartment have also caused Mr. McGillis to tell her to keep it down, to which she promptly apologizes.
      • Chris is also especially annoyed by Ella's singing to the point where he threatens to boot her from the show if she sings again in "A Blast from the Past". Chris follows through on his threat in the following episode, after Sugar sells her out by sending an anonymous letter to him.

        Ella: &#;Good morning, other team!&#; Who would like to hear a song?
        Chris:(over the loudspeaker)NO ONE, Ella!

    • The Cutie: Ella is a songbird with a personality as angelic as her singing voice.
    • Dissonant Serenity: Instead of panicking when she got a fake parachute, she's glad that the teddy bear in her pack is safe, and she starts to sing a song after grabbing a tambourine from Leonard's pack and finding a little birdie.
    • Dumb Is Good: She is excessively nice to EVERYONE, but she's fairly naive, as she believes Leonard is a real wizard.
    • Every Proper Lady Should Curtsey: She does this when introducing herself in her audition video.
    • Expy: She is part Snow White (with the design of her hair and bow), part Cinderella (with her name and the design of her dress), with the color scheme of Aurora.
    • Flashmob: In her audition, she mentions that she sang every song from Total Drama World Tour in her local mall as a one person flash mob. She is now banned from the mall as a result.
    • Friend to All Living Things: In typical Snow White fashion.
    • Genki Girl: In addition to her singing, Ella's perkiness in general also gets on Chris' nerves.
    • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Her bedroom has plenty of stuffed animals.
    • Girly Girl: Quite possibly the most girly character in the entire series.
    • Girly Run: She does this in "A Blast from the Past" as she retrieves one of her team's dueling sticks.
    • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: Ella desperately wants to be Sugar's friend and absolutely does not understand why Sugar hates her so much.
    • Graceful Loser: She isn't upset when she's disqualified from the competition in "Mo Monkey Mo Problems". Instead, she comments that she's glad she can return to singing freely and then proceeds turn her elimination ceremony into a musical number.
    • Heroic BSoD: She suffers from one in "Mo Monkey Mo Problems", after Dave tells her that he is attracted to Sky and not her. During the challenge, she is barely emotive until her teammates needed her to serenade a bear in order to get Dave free and try to get it to spit their monkey out.
    • Hoist by Her Own Petard: A rare heroic example. Chris gives Ella an ultimatum during the elimination ceremony of "A Blast from the Past": if she sings again, she is automatically eliminated. Unfortunately, the trope is invoked an episode later when her team needed her to sing to a bear to save Dave and retrieve their monkey, and Sugar tells Chris that Ella sang.
    • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: She accepts the fact that Dave loves Sky.
    • Kindhearted Simpleton: Chimerical and naive, but polite to each and every one of her fellow campers, no matter how rude or cruel they are to her.
    • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The light to Sugar's dark.
    • The Load: Downplayed. While she at least tries to help her team and sometimes successfully does so, her actions are often viewed as hindering.
      • In "So, Uh, This is My Team?", she retrieves a bucket of glitter instead of any useful building material.
      • In "I Love You, Greased Pig!", she sings and dances with the pig, which slows her down; however, unlike Leonard, she does actually complete her leg of the challenge.
      • In "I Love You, I Love You Knots", after undoing her knot, she offers to help Rodney, her opposition, and she is hesitant to push the button to shock Team Kinosewak to win the tiebreaker. However, Clucky the chicken snatches the remote out of Ella's hand, shocking Rodney and the rest of his team.
    • Magic Skirt: Invoked by means of her little bird friends.
    • Meaningful Name: The second half of "Cinderella".
    • Mind-Control Music: While not exactly mind controlling, her singing has a very unusual, powerful hold on nearby animals.
    • Mirror Character:
      • To Dawn. Both are Nice Girls, All Loving Heroines and have a special connection with animals. Both possess some degree of supernatural power, with Dawn having Psychic Powers while Ella has a Compelling Voice that can create Mind-Control Music when she sings. Both are also overly-trusting Actual Pacifists who never try to harm others, with the very worst being Dawn trying to get Scott eliminated and that was only after discovering how vile he was. There are a few contrasts, however, such as Dawn being a Creepy Child who often scares people, while Ella is generally well liked albeit sometimes considered annoying. In addition, Dawn is noted to be exceptionally smart and figured out Scott on her own, while Ella is too naive for her own good and never realizes Sugar is a bad person despite being openly bullied by her.
      • Ella has quite a few similarities to Lindsay: both are labelled as "Princesses", both have major conflicts with "Queens" (Heather for Lindsay, Sugar for Ella) which end in their elimination, both placed 9th in their debut seasons, and both are associated with the same light, fluttery music. However the difference is, while Lindsay is a Nice Girl, she does come to be aware of Heather being the vile person she is and even gets back at her. Ella remains blissfully unaware of how nasty Sugar is and to this date still thinks of her as a friend.
    • Music Soothes the Savage Beast: She can calm and attract any animal using her beautiful voice. Her team even realizes the power her singing holds over other animals and even requests her to sing to the bear in order to subdue it in "Mo Monkey Mo Problems".
    • Naïve Everygirl: She tries her best to befriend Sugar, oblivious to the fact that Sugar neither likes nor trusts her.
    • Nice Girl: One of the nicest, if not the nicest, character in the whole series; she is an Actual Pacifist who just wants to be everyone's friend.
    • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Of the Waneyihtam Maskwak girls, she's the nice to Sugar's mean and Sky's in between.
    • Non Sequitur, *Thud*: After she gets electrocuted by Max in "A Blast from the Past", she gives one of these just before Chris goes to commercial.

      Ella:(trying to climb on to Chris' platform)Do you know where I can find the white rabbit?(falls back into the water)

    • OOC Is Serious Business: She is visibly depressed after she realizes that Dave isn't attracted to her.
    • Perpetual Smiler: It's very rare to see her without a smile on her face.
    • Pimped-Out Dress: Subverted. She reveals, through song, that her outfit is actually a skirt and blouse.
    • The Pollyanna: Despite numerous attempts to break her, Ella usually maintains her sunny disposition. She even takes her elimination in stride, singing a song before she is shot out of the Cannon of Shame. However, as a Double Subversion, she is visibly depressed when she realizes that Dave is attracted to Sky and not her, but she gets better, and still remains friends with both Dave and Sky.
    • Princess Phase: Implied. She acts and dresses as a fairy tale princess, even though she's a teenager.
    • Princesses Prefer Pink: The only parts of her outfit that aren't pink are her sleeves.
    • Trying Not to Cry: Happens when Dave tells her that his picnic was meant for Sky when Ella had thought it was for her. Ella tries to hold back tears, but is too upset by this revelation that she runs away crying.

      Ella: This is for Sky? Of course it is! Heh, I'll just uh [choking up] I'll, uh, you know [cries and runs away]

    • Vocal Evolution: Her voice is higher than it was in her audition tape.
    • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Believes everyone is good at heart, even when they physically abuse her on a regular basis (as Sugar does). Chris seems to be the only exception.

        Leonard, The LARPer 

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    "Time to cast a spell."

    Voiced by:Clé Bennett

    Teams: Waneyihtam Maskwak (Confused Bears), The LARPers

    An oddball even among Pakhitew Island's wacky contestants, Leonard is a delusional LARPer who seems to be convinced he is an actual wizard. Due to his loose grip on reality, he frequently (and unsuccessfully) attempts to use magic to complete challenges.


    For tropes regarding his time on The Ridonculous Racego here
    • Ambiguous Disorder: Either he's just acting for some reason, or has a serious case of Cannot Tell Fiction from Reality, believing his "magic spells" to actually work.
    • Black and Nerdy: He's always seen cosplaying as a wizard, although in his case he actually believes he is one.
    • The Bus Came Back: Leonard returns in the Ridonculous Race alongside his LARPing partner Tammy. However, he lasts almost as long as he did in Pakhitew Island.
    • Catchphrase: "It worked!", "Marvelous!"
    • Cloud Cuckoolander: He takes his LARPing a bit too seriously, and it has caused him to be very distant from reality.
    • Fang Thpeak: While he doesn't have fangs, he does have a very noticeable lisp as if he did.
    • Flat Character: He's super into roleplaying And that's all the show bothers to tell us about him.
    • Geek Physiques: He's tall and somewhat scrawny.
    • Implied Love Interest: To Sugar.
    • In the Hood: He has never been shown with his hood off, and it is currently unknown what color his hair is (or if he has any for that matter).
    • Joke Character: Performance-wise, he is among one of the worst, if not the absolute worst, Total Drama contestants of all time.
    • LARP: His label is literally "The LARPer".
    • The Load: Recites "magic spells" instead of physically helping his team, due to thinking his spells actually work in real life. Lampshaded by Shawn in "Lies, Cries, and One Big Prize" when he says he would be fine with anyone as a helper so long as it wasn't Leonard.
    • Serious Business: His LARPing. It was the reason why he and Dave had a conflict.
    • Small Name, Big Ego: He is overconfident that his "magic" will help him win.
    • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: The result he gets every time he tries to cast a spell.
    • We Hardly Knew Ye: Only lasts two episodes before he is eliminated; however, he does get mentioned in the last three episodes.
    • Wizard Beard: Wears a fake one as part of his LARP costume.

        Shawn, The Zombie Conspiracy Nut 

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    A Crazy Survivalist and Conspiracy Theorist who is convinced that zombies are real and that the zombie apocalypse is due anytime soon. Because of his delusions, Shawn has taught himself a wide variety of skills that make him a strong player, even if his paranoia tends to get the better of him.


    • The Ace: Along with Jasmine, he excels in all areas of survival.
    • Action Duo: With Jasmine, especially in "Scarlett Fever". Though which of the two serves as Action Hero and Action Survivor varies with the episode, as both of them have crippling fears that can make the other one the brave one.
    • Action Survivor: Shawn zigzags between this and Action Hero. While at times he's one of the most competent members of his team and the backbone, but other times he's held back by his cowardice and puts his own safety first.
    • Amazon Chaser: He falls for Action Girl and Statuesque Stunner Jasmine.
    • Anti-Hero: Somewhere between the Disney and Classical subtypes. While he is certainly not a villain and is quite friendly to almost everyone, he has quite a few non-heroic traits, such as having a very self-centered survivalist style of thinking and being a bit of a coward.
    • The Apocalypse Brings Out the Best in People: Subverted the first time where it leads to his What the Hell, Hero? moment, but the second time round he seizes the opportunity and redeems himself.
    • Attention Deficit Ooh, Shiny!: Moments after Chris told the players that they could safely navigate the crystal cave as long as they didn't take any crystals, Shawn took a crystal because it was shiny.
    • Battle Couple: Once he and Jasmine become an Official Couple, they kick ass together as a dynamic duo.
    • Berserk Button: Any mention of the word "zombie" will either cause him to cower in fear, run for his life, or massacre anything in sight.
    • Character Development: His development from a zombie-fearing Dirty Coward to an Action Hero who decimates a whole legion of Chris Robots.
    • Charles Atlas Superpower:
      • He trained himself to shoot "snot rockets" because he thought it might come in handy one day.
      • He can also perform armpit serenades flawlessly. Chris was even moved to tears by his performance!
    • Cloud Cuckoolander: He not only believes zombies are real, but that the world has already fallen to a Zombie Apocalypse, and that being situated on an isolated island will increase his chances of survival. He's also known to come up with crazy conspiracy theories that keep getting crazier.
    • Conspiracy Theorist: He believes the government is secretly developing a zombie virus and a Zombie Apocalypse is inevitable.
    • Cowardly Lion: He comes off as being quite cowardly or quirky, but time after time he will pull off something that shocks and amazes everyone around him.
    • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Shawn can be seen as one to Owen and Cameron, as the socially-weird male finalist of each generation. Like his predecessors he's a Nice Guy, a coward, and has No Social Skills. However, while his predecessors both performed very poorly in physical areas, Shawn displays genuine skill and athleticism that allows him to perform well in challenges. His load status instead comes from his zombie paranoia.
    • Crazy Survivalist: Shawn's defining trait. He's thoroughly convinced that the world will succumb to a Zombie Apocalypse and has been spent his entire life training for it. While this has made him The Ace when it comes to surviving, he's also overly paranoid and will often show quirks of believing others of being zombies.
    • Cuckoo Snarker: While he spends every other moment spouting nonsense about how a Zombie Apocalypse is impending, he's also prone to be the snarky Only Sane Man just as much.

      Shawn: I can't hear you over your insanity!

    • Dirty Coward: Has a habit of running away during challenges when he thinks he's seen any sign of a zombie. However, he slowly overcomes this trait and becomes more selfless.
    • Doomsayer: One of his defining characteristics. In fact the original label he was promoted with was "The Paranoid Doomsayer".
    • Easily Forgiven: By Jasmine in the ending where he doesn't win the money to try and split it with her.
    • Establishing Character Moment: For Shawn, it was either cowering in fear on the plane when Rodney says "brains", or showing off his athletic prowess by flipping through the air when salvaging from the scrapheap.
    • Everything's Deader with Zombies: The inclusion of a character with a zombie gimmick in a reality show, is itself an example of this.
    • Expy:
      • Of Shaun of the Dead, both being zombie apocalypse survivor themed characters with similar sounding names.
      • Also of Peeta Mellark, another guy who also camouflaged himself with natural materials and who also learnt it from cake-decorating for a bakery.
    • Foil: To Sky. Both are The Leader for Team Maskwak, possible finalists of the season and by extension The Protagonist, both are exceptionally athletic and possess Super Speed, and both were involved in the two main relationships of the season. However while Sky is one of the sanest characters in the season, Shawn is a Cloudcuckoolander. There's also contrasts in their relationships. While both started off not wanting to get involved in love, it's for different reasons as Shawn believes Love Is a Weakness while Sky is a Competition Freak. Shawn ends up messing up his relationship with Jasmine and spends a large part of the season trying to make amends, while Sky pushes Dave away herself. Both Shawn and Sky are forced to pick between their love or the money, but while Shawn eventually comes round and picks Jasmine, Sky still prioritizes the money and instead exploits Dave's feelings to help her win. Shawn ultimately gets together with Jasmine, while Sky and Dave part on bad terms.
    • Genius Bruiser: He is one of the best fighters in the series, yet is still fairly intelligent, having an encyclopedic knowledge of wilderness survival and zombies.
    • Genre Savvy: About zombies (of course), which serves as both a blessing and a curse.
    • Heroic Sacrifice: In "Hurl And Go Seek!", he sacrifices himself to slow down the "zombies" in order to give Jasmine a chance to escape.
    • Homeschooled Kids: Word of God only.
    • Huge Girl, Tiny Guy: With Jasmine, though it's more of a case of Huge Girl Normal Sized Guy.
    • Hypocritical Humor: When he finds out that Jasmine has claustrophobia he comments that it's sad when someone lets fear control their lives. This is coming from the guy who lets his zombie paranoia control his whole life.
    • Ineffectual Loner: He has nothing against his team, but he refuses to sleep with them due to his zombie paranoia.
    • In-Series Nickname: He's been given the name "Zombie Boy" by Jasmine and Chris.
    • Jerkass Ball: Despite being a nice and polite guy, he's perfectly happy to repeatedly badmouth Jasmine in the confessional after hearing that she intends to use her share of the money for a flower shop and cage-fighting school, which he believes to be a stupid expenditure. This comes back to haunt him in the finale.
    • Jerkass Realization: His constant badmouthing of Jasmine in the confessional comes back to bite him hard in the finale, when Chris airs all the footage for her to see.
    • Jerk Justifications: His often cold, distant nature is explained as being due to him refusing to form attachments, as he considers them a weakness in a Zombie Apocalypse.
    • The Leader: Shares this role with Sky on Team Maskwak, depending on the episode and whether he's acting quirky or not. He takes over full-time once Sky changes teams, albeit for one episode.
    • Lightning Bruiser: Shawn is a very skilled hand-to-hand combatant, but he also possesses Super Speed.
    • Loners Are Freaks: Subverted. While he does go off on his own sometimes, his teammates still like him and consider him a vital part of the team.
    • Love Is a Weakness: The reason he was originally reluctant to get into a relationship with Jasmine. As he believed becoming attached to her would make him hesitant to take her out should she become a zombie.
    • Master of the Mixed Message: According to Jasmine in "Mo Monkey, Mo Problems":

      Jasmine: I'm done with zombie boy's mixed messages. First he's all sweet, then he hits me with a dueling stick, then he brings me flowers?

    • Mirror Character: To Harold due to his personality and role in the overarching story. As both are socially awkward boyswith a huge arsenal of hidden talents, both are weirdos with Girly Screams, and both become involved with a much largerdark-skinned girl. Furthermore they both had to partake in a talent show, where their talent unexpectedly wowed the judge and gave them the highest score.
    • Must Have Caffeine: Word of God states he regularly consumes caffeine to stay alert, though it's never seen in the show.
    • Nice Guy: So long as no one mentions zombies, he's generally polite to everyone, even to those he doesn't like or finds annoying.
    • Nice Hat: His toque.
    • No Social Skills: Subverted, while his zombie paranoia initially came off as weird, he is fairly nice and well-liked by his team.
    • Odd Friendship: With Dave. Despite Shawn being another one of the weirdos on the team that Dave usually dislikes, he gets along with Shawn just fine, with the two of them constantly hanging out and even try to help one another with their lady problems. Though it's unknown where they stand after the events of "Lies, Cries and One Big Prize" due to the drama involving both their relationships.
    • Oddly Visible Eyebrows: Over the top of his toque.
    • Official Couple: Becomes this with Jasmine after the merge.
    • The One Guy: Following Max's elimination, the final four of Pahkitew Island are Shawn and three female contestants.
    • The One Thing I Don't Hate About You: Shawn eventually has to admit to a few positives about Sugar. In "Scarlett Fever", he claims interest in meeting her family when she talks about a time her uncle tried to turn donkeys into a robot army. And in "Pahk'd With Talent", he's jealous that Sugar's brain is in her neck because zombies don't look there for a snack.
    • Only Sane Man: Surprisingly, Shawn is easily one of the most sane contestants of the season despite his gimmick, and in certain moments he ends up falling into this trope by default with the most notable one being during "Three Zones and a Baby" where he was the only one trying to do the challenge normally while the rest were either getting caught in personal drama (Sky, Dave and Jasmine) or had their own priorities (Topher, Sugar, Max and Scarlett).
    • OOC Is Serious Business: His response when Sugar offers to form an alliance with him:

      Shawn: I RATHER BE EATEN BY A ZOMBIE!!

    • The Paranoiac: As part of his Doomsayer characterization.
    • Real Men Wear Pink: Takes great pride in having worked at a bakery because his cake decorating skills allow him to camouflage himself in the wild.
    • Salt and Pepper: He's the salt to Jasmine's pepper.
    • Screams Like a Little Girl: Taking after Harold.
    • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Played straight early on, but he learns to rise up late in the season.
      • He fled when he thought Dave was going to kiss him and eat his brains.
      • He also bails from the scene fairly often at any sign of zombies, but his best one was probably in "A Blast from the Past".

        Shawn: Zombies! I'm outta here!

    • Ship Tease: With Jasmine, which eventually gets upgraded to Official Couple.
    • The Smart Guy: Doubling as The Leader, Shawn is the closest the team gets to one due to being a Genius Bruiser with extensive knowledge about survival and the wilderness.
    • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: He has substantial focus throughout the season due to his Ship Tease with Jasmine, his friendship with Dave, his zombie gimmick, and his Character Development from a Dirty CowardDoomsayer to a selfless Action Hero. Also considering he's a finalist, this makes him the overall the most focused on contestant in Pahkitew Island.
    • Super Speed: In "I Love You, I Love You Knots" as he chases after Dave, he manages to perform a Flash Step and cover the distance between them of possibly 30 feet, in the space of a second.
    • Took a Level in Badass: At the start of Pahkitew Island he was a Dirty Coward who would run at the first sign of danger, but by the end he regularly destroys killer robots.
    • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Had this with Jasmine due to a combination of his cowardice and a misunderstanding causing Jasmine to lose her trust in him. He eventually earns her trust back and they become an Official Couple.
    • Wallpaper Camouflage: Paints himself the same color as tree bark and perfectly camouflages himself against a tree during "Twinning Isn't Everything".
    • What the Hell, Hero?: When he brutally knocks Jasmine into the lake using a jousting stick (having mistaken her for a zombie), she angrily hefts him up by his shirt and tells him she doesn't want to see him ever again. She remains upset for a full 4 episodes until he redeems himself by selflessly sacrificing himself for her in "Hurl and Go Seek!". Shawn almost blows his chances with Jasmine again after revealing in the confessional that he thought her plan for the money was stupid.
    • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: As his character gimmick, Shawn is completely paranoid over the prospect of a zombie apocalypse.
    • Zombie Apocalypse Hero: Shawn is both a parody and tribute to this trope, being a Zombie Conspiracy Nut who believes a Zombie Apocalypse is inevitable and has been preparing his whole life for it. He's a Genre Savvy walking encyclopedia when it comes to all things zombies and The Ace when it comes to surviving in the wilderness.

        Sky, The Athlete 

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    "I'm not here to meet boys, I'm here to win!"

    Voiced by:Sarah Podemski

    Teams: Waneyihtam Maskwak (Confused Bears), Pimâpotew Kinosewak (Floating Salmon)

    An aspiring Olympian athlete whose goals are firmly set on achieving victory. Sky is a skilled gymnast who believes in the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship. Although competitive, she despises cheaters and rarely shows any serious disrespect towards her teammates.


    • Action Girl: As an Olympian in training, she is one of the most athletic girls in the series.
    • Arch-Enemy: Sugar, after "Scarlett Fever".
    • Badass Adorable: She's quite cute and pretty, especially to Dave, but is one of the most physically competent players in the game.
    • Berserk Button: She does not tolerate unsportsmanlike conduct at ALL and was ready to attack Scarlett and Max for electrocuting Ella in "A Blast from the Past" (granted, Max was the one who did it, but it was Scarlett's idea).
    • Catchphrase: Whenever she is energetic and has a point to make, Sky exclaims "Boom!" as something to the value of "In your face!"
    • Charles Atlas Superpower: An unintended side effect of all her athletic training is that she can belch extremely powerfully, as explained in the quote under Gasshole below.
    • Competition Freak: Obsessed with winning to the point that she can throw a massive fit when she loses.
    • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: She keeps Ella from breaking into song at inappropriate times, especially after Chris threatens to kick Ella off the show if she sang again.
    • Determinator: Absolutely determined to win at (almost) any cost.
    • Didn't Think This Through: Sky did not think to tell Dave that the reason that she cannot date him is that she has a boyfriend she plans to break up with back at home. It comes back to bite her hard when Dave finds out while he is her designated helper.
    • Distaff Counterpart: To Lightning. Both are jocks who value winning over everything else; however, Lightning is a arrogant Jerk Jock whereas Sky is a more compassionate Lovable Jock, although she does carry the Jerkass Ball at times.
    • Establishing Character Moment: In the first episode, she immediately displays her impressive athletic skill by sliding and flipping off of a tree in her path as she falls from the zeppelin.
    • Erotic Dream: She had one about a muscled up Dave in episode 7.
    • Foil: To Shawn. Both are The Leader for Team Maskwak, possible finalists of the season and by extension The Protagonist, both are exceptionally athletic and possess Super Speed, and both were involved in the two main relationships of the season. However while Sky is one of the sanest characters in the season, Shawn is a Cloudcuckoolander. There's also contrasts in their relationships. While both started off not wanting to get involved in love, it's for different reasons as Shawn believes Love Is a Weakness while Sky is a Competition Freak. Shawn ends up messing up his relationship with Jasmine and spends a large part of the season trying to make amends, while Sky pushes Dave away herself. Both Shawn and Sky are forced to pick between their love or the money, but while Shawn eventually comes round and picks Jasmine, Sky still prioritizes the money and instead exploits Dave's feelings to help her win. Shawn ultimately gets together with Jasmine, while Sky and Dave part on bad terms.
    • Gasshole:
      • She belches when she is nervous, especially when she is around a guy she likes. For her talent show act in "Pahk'd With Talent", she used her super-strong belches for target shooting, displaying Improbable Aiming Skills by destroying two targets in a single belch, while Chris sat in between them and remained unharmed.

      Sky: It's not that weird. All my Olympic training makes my abs and diaphragm ridiculously strong. When I really load up on carbonated water, I can burp out a campfire.

      • After landing in dank-smelling water, Dave's first assumption is that Sky's been farting before realizing they're underneath the Outhouse Confessional.
    • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her necklace, part of her blouse, and her high tops.
    • Guile Hero: Usually subverted, but she attempts to be this way to Sugar in "Pahk'd with Talent". She briefly crosses over into Manipulative Bitch territory when she uses Dave's feelings for her in the finale.
    • Hypocrite:
      • She says in "A Blast from the Past" that she doesn't like underhanded playing Cut to three episodes later and she's playing dirty as well. Granted, Jasmine was putting her under pressure to work with the team, but still
      • She expects her competitors to be sportsmanlike, yet she's prone to becoming a Sore Loser.
    • I'm Not Here to Make Friends: A variation: "I'm not here to meet boys, I'm here to win!"
    • I Did What I Had to Do: Rejecting Dave at the merge to focus on the competition. She didn't want to, but his Sanity Slippage was starting to affect her as well.
    • Just Friends: How she attempts to view her relationship with Dave. Unfortunately, in the finale, Dave doesn't take the news of Sky already having a boyfriend outside of the game lightly.
    • The Leader: Shares this role with Shawn on Team Maskwak, depending on the episode and whether or not Shawn is acting quirky, as she often motivates the team or gives instructions (though it has to be mentioned that she isn't very comfortable with the role and often seems like she's waiting for direction from someone else). When she moves over to Team Kinosewak she instead becomes The Lancer to Jasmine.
    • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The light to Sugar's dark.
    • Lovable Jock: Downplayed. While she is portrayed as a Nice Girl, Sky has occasionally wielded the Jerkass Ball at times, such as manipulating Dave's feelings for her in the finale.
    • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Sky is a tomboyish, athletic and fiercely competitive Masculine Girl and Dave is an effeminate, neat and emotional Feminine Boy.
    • Male Gaze: Sky gets a few butt shots, but not to the same extent as Courtney or Zoey.
    • Master of the Mixed Message: In regards to Dave's feeling for her. She eventually reciprocates them, but is reluctant to act on her own feelings because she still has a boyfriend at home and she feels that a relationship on the show will only screw up her game. Her failure to tell Dave the former is what drives him insane.
    • Mirror Character:
      • To Zoey, being set up as a parallel to her. While they are both Action Girls, Zoey was a Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak, an Everygirl who unexpectedly gained incredible physical ability, while Sky was a Tomboy with a Girly Streak, having trained all her life to be an athlete. They both serve as Team Mom, and de facto leaders at some point, except Zoey, an All-Loving Hero who puts others before herself. At the same time, Sky (despite being a nice girl) is a Competition Freak who still prioritizes winning over all else. There is also a very strong contrast in their relationships, as even though they initially seemed to have a similar dynamic of a nice girl and a quirky boy who she found weird. Zoey began a relationship with Mike and has Undying Loyalty. She is even willing to put her own life at risk for his welfare, gets her heartbroken by Mike on accident, and ultimately becomes an Official Couple with him. Sky, despite gaining feelings for Dave, ultimately does not put him over the competition, eventually rejects his love and breaks his heart intentionally, at one point even uses his love to manipulate him into helping her in the competition. The two do not get together and ultimately part on bad terms.
      • To Jo. Both take leadership of their respective teams; however, Jo was a Jerk Jock who leads her team with an iron fist while Sky was a Team MomLovable Jock who occasionally held the Jerkass Ball. Also, Jo was a Tomboy who hated anything even remotely girly whereas Sky was a Tomboy with a Girly Streak.
    • Nice Girl: She's friendly and compassionate. However, she does have a strong competitive streak that surfaces throughout the season and becomes more overt in the final few episodes, where she acts fairly catty towards her main opponent Shawn ("Wow, English much?") and throws an outright temper tantrum at one point.
    • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Of the Waneyihtam Maskwak girls, she's the in between to Ella's nice and Sugar's mean.
    • Only Sane Woman: Aside from Dave prior to his Sanity Slippage, she is the only member on Team Maskwak with any common sense.
    • Opposites Attract: With Dave. Until her competitiveness and determination prevented her from developing with the lovelorn dork Dave who gets more whiny and obsessive to the point that he bitterly turns against her.
    • Passionate Sports Girl: As you can tell from her title.
    • Pintsized Powerhouse: She's the smallest girl in the season, but one of the most physically capable contestants on the show.
    • Plucky Girl: Sky strives to see the best in people. She can be encouraging and will give advice to those who require it. However, she is firmly, and sometimes aggressively, against anyone who exhibits foul play. She also faces difficulty when her nerves and emotions get the better of her and cloud her judgement.
    • Reasonable Authority Figure: Even though she didn't necessarily agree with the idea of building a wizard tower in "So, Uh This Is My Team?", she went along with it because the majority of the team wanted to build it and she felt it was better to build something rather than nothing.
    • Second Place Is for Losers: As a Passionate Sports Girl, she has a strong belief in this.
    • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: Her audition tape (along with Shawn's) was never shown alongside the rest of the participants', though for a very good reason. Her audition tape reveals that she has a boyfriend named Keith, who she wished to break up with but didn't have time to, and during the season finale Chris shows this tape to Dave, which kick-starts the latter's Face&#;Heel Turn.
    • Sore Loser: Threw a temper tantrum when she thought she was about to lose to Dave and Jasmine in the finale.
    • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: She has a substantial amount of focus in the season, especially her Ship Tease with Dave, as well as her involvement with the Ella-Sugar conflict, which eventually results in her own rivalry with the latter.
    • Star-Crossed Lovers: Subverted. Once she and Dave are placed on separate teams, she's pressured into turning against him for the sake of the competition, and their relationship begins to deteriorate from this point onwards.
    • Super Speed: In an adrenaline rush, she puts on an inhuman burst of speed in "Pahk'd With Talent".
    • Team Mom: She holds her team together, and tends to their individual problems when required.
    • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: While she actively loves sports, she won't shy away from romantic interactions with Dave.
    • Tsundere: Type B towards Dave at first; however, it turns into Type A as the season goes on.
    • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Her attraction with Dave is full of this. It's obvious that both have feelings for each other, but they keep getting held back due to Sky not wanting attachments, Sugar trying to keep them apart, or Dave's creepy behavior putting Sky off.

        Sugar, The Pageant Queen 

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    "Nobody but me is winning this here pageant!"

    Voiced by: Rochelle Wilson

    Teams: Waneyihtam Maskwak (Confused Bears)

    A former child pageant champion of rustic background. Sugar is fearless, extremely competitive, and will do anything to gain an advantage over her fellow contestants. Although she is crude and unintelligent, her pageant experiences give her the ruthlessness to be a much more formidable player than she seems.


    • Alpha Bitch: Sugar asserts herself as the dominant female, especially over Ella and Sky. In fact, with her pageant upbringing and Spoiled Brat persona, she could even be considered a deconstruction of one.
    • Animals Hate Her: The theme song has her being attacked by animals after she pushes Ella off the cliff.
    • Arch-Enemy:
      • Pre-merge, Sugar's hatred towards Ella possibly stems from her beauty pageant days, seeing the prettiest girl as competition.
      • Post-merge, Sky wants to win fair and square while Sugar is not above cheating and manipulation.
    • Attention Whore: Justified, given that she is a beauty pageant contestant.
    • Bad People Abuse Animals:
      • In "Mo Monkey, Mo Problems", she reaches her hand down a monkey's throat to get a coin it swallowed.
      • She's also takes delight in provoking several animals into attacking each other in "Three Zones And A Baby" seemingly for no reason other than For the Evulz.
    • Bare Your Midriff: Sugar appears wearing a (too little) pink shirt, and capri pants.
    • Berserk Button:
      • Ella.
      • Scuffing her pageant shoes.
      • Anyone else using "pageant talk", especially Ella.
    • Beware the Silly Ones: Don't let her dumb country girl appearance fool you. She's actually a competent and ruthless manipulator who made it all the way to the semi-finals.
    • Big Bad Ensemble: With Scarlett of Pahkitew Island. She eventually takes up the mantle of sole Big Bad after Scarlett is eliminated, only to be eliminated herself right in the penultimate episode.
    • The Big Girl: Of Team Maskwak, being one of the physically strongest members who is not known for using her brain.
    • Big Eater: If there's something, anything that so much as looks edible to her, it goes right down the hatch. Her appetite could even rival that of Owen's. In "Mo Monkey, Mo Problems", she is seen licking the glass on the vending machine.

      Sugar: I could eat the legs off a tableand we ain't even got one.

    • Book Dumb:
      • In "Mo Monkey Mo Problems", it's shown she has an inability to count.
      • In "This Is The Pits!", she apparently thinks buses make train sounds.
      • In "Pahk'd With Talent", she also climbs to the very top of a tree (when the challenge is to maneuver across trees) as she believes there might be a bridge or a bus stop up there.
    • Cannot Tell Fiction from Reality: She thinks Leonard is a real wizard and Max is actually an Evil Genius.
    • Card-Carrying Jerkass: She hardly hides the fact that she's ruthless.
    • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Sugar's very unique when compared to her predecessors. Most of the other villains were played seriously with an occasional moment of humor, while Sugar is used as comic relief the majority of the time with an occasional moment of seriousness and remains Laughably Evil even when she officially takes over as the Big Bad. She's also the least 'clever' villain with the majority of her predecessors being skilled Manipulative Bastards and chessmasters, while Sugar only boasts a bit of scheming here and there, with her making it far mostly due to dumb luck with little influence on her part.
    • Deep South: She has a particularly strong accent that's more at home in Alabama than Alberta and has a lot of the tendencies associated with the trope in fiction.
    • Depending on the Writer: Sugar displays Ping-Pong Naïveté. Sometimes she's a complete ditz with no common sense, other times she possesses enough cunning to manipulate others and play a part in their downfall. The episodes where she is the Big Bad even try to portray her as both.
    • Disc-One Final Boss: Like Scarlett, she too is eliminated before the finale.
    • Disproportionate Retribution: In "So, Uh, This is My Team?", she threatens to throw Topher out of the zeppelin at over 30, feet for supposedly scuffing her pageant shoes.
    • Distaff Counterpart: She seems like a female Evil Counterpart of Owen.
    • The Ditz: She reasons that Leonard is smart, simply because she can't understand half of what he says.
    • Dreadful Musician: To the extent that she actually was eliminated due to this.
    • Dumb Blonde: Downplayed. While she is certainly Book Dumb, she's Street Smart (somewhat) and knows how to play with emotions.
    • Early Installment Weirdness: In her debut episode, she is embarrassed when Beardo makes it sound like she farted, but later episodes have her proudly letting it rip herself with absolutely no shame.
    • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: The reason she hates Ella so much is because she thinks Ella's sweet personality is a façade like hers.

      Sugar: THAT'S PAGEANT TALK! MY TALK!

    • Evil Counterpart:
      • To Owen. She's as equally a Big Eater and a gasshole, but while Owen is an All-Loving Hero, Sugar is the Big Bad. Essentially she's what Owen could have been if he chose to be a villain.
      • In another sense, to Lindsay. They are both Dumb Blondes (although Lindsay's not a natural one) who are very determined and ambitious during the competition, even if they aren't the brightest contestants of the show. The main difference is that Lindsay has of a Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold personality, while Sugar herself has more of a Spoiled Brat one.
    • Evil Is Bigger: She is overweight villain to the slimmer Ella and Sky.
    • Extreme Omnivore: Sugar will eat anything that remotely looks like food. The list includes: a live tarantula note She assumed it was part of an Eat That challenge but it actually wasn't, a glowing slug note Which had the bizarre side effect of making light shine out her belly button, a rotten egg note Which was supposed to be eaten by someone else as a punishment but Sugar got to it first, some kind of canned meat and mayonnaise mixture which expired in note It gave everyone else food poisoning within minutes, but took hours to give Sugar a slight stomachache despite her finishing first and eating all the leftovers, and some eggs in a bird's nest note Shell included. She also burps out a live baby bird afterwards. In Sugar's own words:

      Sugar: Mama says I got the stomach of a raccoon. Prob'ly from eatin' all that raccoon. Guess you are what you eat!

    • Fartillery: She knocked out Chris, Sky, and a whole cave full of bears with one of her farts. Owen would be proud.
    • Fat Bitch: She doesn't care who she hurts in order to win, especially Ella.
    • Foil:
      • To Amy. Both are bratty, vain, and manipulative blonde-haired bullies who torment a more innocent character (Ella for Sugar, and Samey for Amy), with Sugar being a Fat Bitch whereas Amy is Lean and Mean. However, Amy gets ousted only three episodes in by Samey whereas Sugar successfully ousts Ella and persists until Pahkitew Island's penultimate episode.
      • To Ella, being set up as a complete opposite. Both girls love to perform, dress in pink, and are ditzy. However, Ella is an Actual Pacifist and by far the kindest character on the show who wishes to help everyone smile, while Sugar is rude and selfish with an inflated ego and antagonized several other contestants. It's even seen in their labels, with Ella being a princess and Sugar being a queen. Ironically both of them get eliminated due to their singing.
      • To Rodney. Both have a rural background, lack book smarts, and are the Big Guys of their respective teams; however, Rodney is a kindheartedGentle Giant whereas Sugar is a Fat Bitchsadist.
      • To Sky. Sky is athletic, smart, and believes in fair-play. Sugar is overweight, unintelligent, and constantly stoops to cheating. It's little surprise that they become Arch Enemies by the end of the season.
    • For the Evulz: Unlike all the antagonists before her, she doesn't appear to be motivated by the prize money. She competes fiercely because that's just her nature, and she antagonizes her fellow contestants for the fun of it. This eventually becomes subverted in "Sky Fall" where we learn that she is aware of the money and plans on using it for her college funds. But even with this revelation, it doesn't justify many of her crueler actions like borderline attempted murder (pushing Sky off a cliff in "Sky Fall").
    • Gasshole: She farts after falling on her face in the commercial for Darwin's Food Safari, which also happens to be part of her audition tape. She also belches a lot, typically after eating, and when Sky reveals that her talent for the talent show is belching, Sugar scoffs "Belching ain't a talent, it's a way of life!"
    • Hair-Trigger Temper: When the sweet facade drops, she's shown to be very quick to anger. Especially if it has anything to do with Ella.
    • Half-Witted Hillbilly: She's from the country with a hickish accent to match, and she's portrayed as very stupid.
    • Hidden Depths: She's planning on using the million dollars for her college funds. Plus, lack of regular knowledge and difficulty telling apart fiction and reality aside, her cutthroat competitive skills and ability to exploit people's mental/emotional weak spots get her extremely far. If one only saw her audition tape, they'd think she was a harmless country idiot.
    • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Sugar's naive stupidity finally gets her good when her own made-up challenge ended up costing her her chance to go to the finale.
    • Hypocritical Humor: She detested Ella's singing, yet she gleefully sings commercial jingles that sound far worse than any of Ella's songs.
    • Improbable Aiming Skills: In "Mo Monkey Mo Problems", she manages to throw a coin into the slot of a vending machine that was a few hundred feet away. Since she was confident she could pull it off, this seems to be something she's done before. She displays her killer throwing arm again in "Hurl and Go Seek", but that's only to hit Dave with a shoe.
    • Ironic Name: Sugar is anything but sweet.
    • Irony: Sugar eliminated Ella by getting her to sing, but she ends up being eliminated herself as a result of her poor singing.
    • Jerkass: She's a cheating, manipulative, jerk who takes immense pleasure in seeing Ella get hurt.
    • Jerkass Has a Point: In "Scarlett Fever", after Shawn demolishes Chris' "promo-bots", Chris berates the group for destroying his "clones". Sugar retorts by saying that Chris should have been down in the island's control center disarming the self destruct instead of sending the campers and trying to escape the situation in his helicopter.
    • Kick the Dog: She is especially cruel towards animals (and Ella).
      • In "Three Zones And A Baby" she could've sneaked past a rattlesnake sleeping on top of a sleeping lion, but instead she punches the snake which leads it to bite the lion, which then eats the snake.

        Shawn: Yeah, you scare me quite a bit for a living person.

      • However, she treats a greased pig quite well, even baby talking to it.
      • In "Sky Fall" she sends Sky hurtling off a cliff for no reason.
    • Kick the Son of a Bitch: When the remaining contestants manage to break into Scarlett's control room in "Scarlett Fever", Sugar tackles Scarlett to the ground, and the former hogties the latter by her own hair.
    • Laser-Guided Karma: Sugar did end up getting eliminated because of Chris' dislike of singing, which is surprising because she was responsible for Ella's elimination by telling Chris that she sang.
    • Laughably Evil: She's almost always Played for Laughs and used for comic relief, providing most of the season's humor through toilet jokes or her being The Ditz. This even extends to when she takes over as Big Bad.
    • Lethally Stupid: In "This Is The Pits!" as the cavern begins to collapse, Sugar screams at the top of her voice "It's a cave in!", thereby causing an actual cave in.
      • In "Three Zones and a Baby", she punches a sleeping snake on top of a lion, which leads it to bite the lion, which then in turn eats the snake. These actions are either extremely brave, cruel, or stupid.
    • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The dark to Ella and Sky's light.
    • The Load: She has done a fair few things that weigh her team down.
      • She forces Dave to pick Leonard for the final leg of the race (despite him being completely useless) in "I Love You, Grease Pig".
      • Her repetitive attempts to get Ella eliminated even at the cost of a win.
      • She eats the banana the team needed for the monkey in "Mo Monkey Mo Problems".
      • However, she deliberately slows Sky down in "Sky Fall" in order to eliminate her.
      • Lampshaded by Sky in "This is the Pits!" when she suspects Sugar of eating one of the crystals even though the true culprit was Shawn.
    • Manipulative Bitch: Sugar knows how to play with people's emotions.
    • Mirror Character:
      • She is an Evil Counterpart to both Owen and Lindsay as highlighted in the entry above.
      • To Heather. Both are dubbed Queens in their contestant labels, are the primary antagonist in their debut season, resorting to manipulation and cheating, and come in third place. However the similarities end there. Heather is extremely cunning and intelligent, intimidating others into doing things for her. Sugar is The Ditz and Book Dumb, and while very brash and rude mostly just annoys others. While both are able to manipulate others, Heather is The Chessmaster who makes elaborate plans, while Sugar acts on sight and has very little idea how she'll carry on. Heather is very classy and hates people with repulsive behavior like Owen, while Sugar is pretty much Owen's Distaff Counterpart and acts exactly like him.
      • To Anne Maria. Both have big hair, wear similar outfits (frilly crop top, denim capris, and wedge sandals), are obsessed with their looks, tend to be Jerkasses, and have an All-Loving Heroine as an Arch-Enemy (Zoey for Anne Maria, and Ella for Sugar). However, Sugar is a Deep South stereotype and was one of the main antagonists of Pahkitew Island, while Anne Maria is a Joisey stereotype and was a mostly neutral character in Revenge of the Island and has occassional Pet the Dog moments.
    • Morality Pet: Leonard appears to be this for her. Even, her last words before being blasted off the island were about seeing him again.
    • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Of the Waneyihtam Maskwak girls, she's the mean to Ella's nice and Sky's in between.
    • No Celebrities Were Harmed: She is a cartoon, teenaged carbon copy of Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, even having a name related to a sweet tasting food.
    • Only Friend: Leonard (by the end of the season), though she also appears to respect Max.
    • Pragmatic Villainy: She has done the occasional "good deed" now and then, but it's never out of the kindness of her heart.
    • Revenge Before Reason: Early on, she wants her team to lose simply to get rid of Ella.

      Sugar:(as everyone else on Team Maskwak cheers for Ella) Shock her, Rodney! Shock her!
      Dave: If he does, we all get shocked.
      Sugar: It'd be worth it.

    • Sadist: She laughs every time Ella gets hurt and calls Ella nearly getting hurt twice her best day ever. She also enjoys others pain too. Not as much, but she still enjoys it.
    • Seen It All: Sugar's casual remarks about her life are eyebrow-raising to everyone else, but leave her with little concerns when the situation gets weird or dangerous. For instance, she thinks going out to slaughter goats counts as a romantic date, her uncle once tried to build a robot army by wrapping donkeys in tinfoil and taping photos of himself on their heads, and she has experience reaching into animals to get out whatever they've swallowed.
    • Serious Business: Her pageants.
    • Simpleton Voice: Downplayed. While she is certainly Book Dumb, Sugar is a lot more cunning and sinister than her hick accent suggests.
    • Slasher Smile: After she takes up the mantle of Big Bad.
    • Shipper on Deck: For Scarlett and Max. She even cries when they're put on different teams.

      Sugar: Their love was so beautiful!

    • Shipping Torpedo: She deliberately tries to hinder Dave and Sky by constantly interrupting their moments. This is because she believes them getting into a relationship would make them stronger in the competition.
    • Ship Tease: With Leonard. She even calls out to him as she's eliminated.
    • Shrunken Organ: Her skull is apparently so abnormally thick it has squeezed her brain partly into her neck, presumably accounting for her less than stellar intellect.
    • Small Name, Big Ego: As a beauty pageant queen, she certainly has an overinflated opinion of herself.
    • The Smurfette Principle: To team Maskwak after Sky and Max switch teams.
    • The Sociopath: She literally threatened to kill someone over her worry of them getting ahead of her in a competition.
    • Spartan Sibling: During a confessional in "Three Zones and a Baby", Sugar recalls a time she took her little brother to town and lost him. Her next line is about how she cannot even remember his name, which suggests that the child never was seen again. Does that haunt Sugar? No.
    • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: She has made more enemies than any other contestant in the season, and is the most focused on antagonist this time round. As well as frequently stealing the show with gross-out gags in a manner similar to Owen.
    • Stupid Evil: As evidenced by some of the tropes associated with her, she's arguably the dumbest antagonist on the show thus far making one wonder how she was able to survive all the way to 3rd besides forced contrivances.
    • Third-Person Person: Sometimes uses this for emphasis.
    • Token Evil Teammate: Not counting Max who changed over to the team for one episode, and Dave's one episode of villainy in the finale, she is the only antagonistic member of the Team Maskwak.
    • Two Words: I Can't Count: In "Mo Monkey Mo Problems", she lists off three qualities then says she possesses "both".
    • Unfriendly Fire: Has attempted this numerous times with Ella, sometimes not even bothering to pretend it's an accident.
    • Un Evil Laugh: Her Evil Laugh sounds nothing like a stereotypical villain's, and more like she's chuckling at something funny.
    • Unknown Rival: To Ella who seems completely oblivious to how much Sugar despises her.
    • Villainous Glutton: She is one of the main villains of Pahkitew Island, and she is a Big Eater who could rival Owen in appetite.
    • Your Makeup Is Running: Happens quite frequently, but it's particularly creepy in "Hurl and Go Seek!", where it adds to her zombie complexion.

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