History Characters / TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland

5th Nov '16 7:02:05 PM Gideoncrawle
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* AlmightyJanitor: Despite being a lowly intern, Dawn can do things nobody else on the island can do, and even Chris appreciates the value of her "irreplaceable skill set".

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* AlmightyJanitor: Despite being a lowly intern, Dawn can do things nobody else on the island can do, and even Chris [[BadBoss Chris]] appreciates the value of her "irreplaceable skill set".
5th Nov '16 6:45:28 PM Gideoncrawle
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* AdaptationalBadass: Although still a whale, Sadie is tough, smart and effective, and was generally none of those things in the canon. The pseudo-canonical text bios on the show's website did at least say that she was supposed to be smart.
* {{Acrofatic}}: Sadie is tougher and more nimble than she looks, although she does tire easily.

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* AdaptationalBadass: Although still a whale, Sadie is tough, smart and effective, and was generally none of those things in the canon. The [[AllThereInTheManual pseudo-canonical text bios on the show's website did website]] do at least say that she was is supposed to be smart.
* {{Acrofatic}}: The obese Sadie is tougher and more nimble than she looks, although she does tire easily.



!!Lindsay, the (originally) blonde bombshell. Also called "the uberbimbo".

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!!Lindsay, the (originally) blonde bombshell. Also called "the uberbimbo". [[BrainlessBeauty uberbimbo]]".
* AdaptationalIntelligence: Lindsay is a {{downplayed|trope}} example. Although still of [[BrainlessBeauty below-average intelligence]], she is competent in the challenges when motivated and even uses her brain (as well as [[ShowSomeLeg other body parts]]) to win a challenge. She remains as LiteralMinded as her canon counterpart, but attributes her (canonically) chronic name butchery to "a [[{{Malaproper}} speech impedicure]] or something".



* DumbBlonde: When then newly brunette Lindsay butchers Tyler's name, Duncan lampshades the trope:
-->'''Duncan:''' You can take out the blonde, but you can't take out the dumb.
* GagBoobs: When Lindsay arrives on the island, the Storyteller describes her as "superabundantly endowed" and mentions her "halter top that [[TheissTitillationTheory seemed ready to fail at any moment]] beneath its titanic burden."

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* DumbBlonde: When then the newly brunette Lindsay butchers Tyler's name, Duncan lampshades {{lampshade|hanging}}s the trope:
-->'''Duncan:''' You
trope by observing that "[y]ou can take out the blonde, but you can't take out the dumb.
dumb".
* GagBoobs: When Lindsay arrives on the island, the Storyteller describes her as "superabundantly endowed" and mentions her "halter top that [[TheissTitillationTheory seemed ready to fail at any moment]] beneath its titanic burden." When she later [[ShowSomeLeg flashes an opponent to distract him]], she is said to have "enough 'assets' to blow the show's pixellation budget in a couple of scenes."



* ShipperOnDeck: See entry under “Cody”.

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* ShipperOnDeck: See entry under “Cody”.
One of Noah and Cody’s objectives in allying with each other is to get them both hooked up with the girls they are crushing on.
5th Nov '16 12:44:37 AM Gideoncrawle
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* ForgottenFallenFriend: Inverted in that the other contestants barely knew him when he was [[NeverFoundTheBody presumed killed]] in a [[NoOshaCompliance challenge accident]], yet he is occasionally mentioned in later chapters and his fate has [[SmallRoleBigImpact a lasting impact]] on the others, altering their entire attitude toward the game and each other. Most notably, it impresses on the surviving players that [[FireForgedFriends they must look out for each other]] because no one else is going to.

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* ForgottenFallenFriend: Inverted in that the other contestants barely knew him when he was is [[NeverFoundTheBody presumed killed]] in a [[NoOshaCompliance challenge accident]], yet he is occasionally mentioned in later chapters and his fate has a lasting impact on the others, [[SmallRoleBigImpact a lasting impact]] on the others, altering their entire attitude toward the game and each other.other]]. Most notably, it impresses on the surviving players that [[FireForgedFriends they must look out for each other]] because no one else is going to.



* NoNameGiven: Brett’s mother is identified as “TheStoryteller” in the [[DramatisPersonae cast listing]] and simply as “Brett’s mother” in the story itself. She does reveal in the prologue that she had been a contestant on the first season of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island'', and that she "did pretty well, but didn't win". [[WordOfGod The author has stated]] that her identity will be revealed near the end, but that many or even most readers may have it figured out well before then, thanks to clues sprinkled throughout the story.

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* NoNameGiven: Brett’s mother is identified as “TheStoryteller” “TheStoryteller” in the [[DramatisPersonae cast listing]] and simply as “Brett’s mother” in the story itself. She does reveal in the prologue that she had been a contestant on the first season of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island'', and that she "did pretty well, but didn't win". [[WordOfGod The author has stated]] that her identity will be revealed near the end, but that many or even most readers may have it figured out well before then, thanks to clues sprinkled throughout the story.
5th Nov '16 12:26:06 AM Gideoncrawle
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* ForgottenFallenFriend: Inverted in that the other contestants barely knew him when he was [[NeverFoundTheBody presumed killed]] in a [[NoOshaCompliance challenge accident]], yet he is occasionally mentioned in later chapters and his fate appears to have had a lasting impact on the others. Most notably, when Chris tells the contestants that one of their colleagues has died, Beth recalls Harold's fate and whimpers, "Not again."

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* ForgottenFallenFriend: Inverted in that the other contestants barely knew him when he was [[NeverFoundTheBody presumed killed]] in a [[NoOshaCompliance challenge accident]], yet he is occasionally mentioned in later chapters and his fate appears to have had has [[SmallRoleBigImpact a lasting impact impact]] on the others. others, altering their entire attitude toward the game and each other. Most notably, when Chris tells it impresses on the contestants surviving players that [[FireForgedFriends they must look out for each other]] because no one of their colleagues has died, Beth recalls Harold's fate and whimpers, "Not again."else is going to.
12th Jun '16 8:24:59 PM Gideoncrawle
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!! Ella, "[[CapitalLettersAreMagic The Singing Intern]]". Also called simply "[[RedBaron The Singer]]".

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!! Ella/[[Theatre/{{Iolanthe}} Perola]], an intern with a difference
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Ella, "[[CapitalLettersAreMagic The Singing Intern]]". Also called simply "[[RedBaron The Singer]]".


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* GodInHumanForm: After Ella's [[PassedInTheirSleep apparent death]], it comes to light (so to speak) that she was actually a type of immortal forest spirit that takes physical form in its juvenile phase. When she decided to settle permanently on the heavily forested island, she [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence cast off her no longer needed physical body]], which "died" as a result. There is no evidence that the human Ella was aware of her true nature.


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!!! [[ThatManIsDead As Perola]]
* InvisibleToNormals: Ella/Perola in her mature form is an incorporeal forest spirit that only Dawn (and presumably others with special perceptions) can see. When Dawn shares her powers with D.J. via a {{psychic link}}, he can also see and converse with Perola.
* MeaningfulRename: When Ella transforms from human to forest spirit, she [[ThatManIsDead takes a new name]], Perola, which according to Dawn was her true name all along.
-->'''Dawn:''' But don’t call her Ella. That was just the name given her by her human “foster parents”, for lack of a better term. Her true name is Perola.
* NatureSpirit: After Ella's [[PassedInTheirSleep apparent death]], it comes to light (so to speak) that she is actually a type of immortal forest spirit that takes physical form in its juvenile phase. When she decided to settle permanently on the heavily forested island, the now-mature spirit [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence cast off her no longer needed physical body]], which "died" as a result. There is no evidence that the human Ella was aware of her true nature.
* ShipperOnDeck: Perola isn't shy about suggesting that her good friend Dawn belongs with kindred spirit D.J.
* ThatManIsDead: When Ella assumes her mature, incorporeal form, Dawn tells D.J. to call her "Perola", which is the spirit's true name. According to Dawn, "Ella" is merely the name her human "foster" parents gave her, and Dawn implies that Perola will eventually forget most of her human life.


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!!Dr. Leonard Kelley, a visiting physician
* {{Expy}}: Dr. Leonard Kelley is based on the ''Enterprise'''s Chief Medical Officer from the original Series/StarTrek. Dr. Kelley's first name is that of the character (Leonard [=McCoy=]) and his last name is that of the actor (Creator/DeForestKelley).
13th Mar '16 11:19:40 AM Gideoncrawle
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* HeroicAmbidexterity: Eva reveals her [[IAmNotLeftHanded previously unsuspected]] ambidexterity in the dodgeball match when she throws two balls at once, "for both her arms were as her right", to catch her target unawares at a critical moment.



* IAmNotLeftHanded: In a downplayed example, Eva hides the fact not that she's using her off hand, but that she can use either with equal facility. She hides her ambidexterity until a critical moment in a one-on-one challenge duel, when she surprises her opponent by suddenly doubling her firepower.

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* IAmNotLeftHanded: In a downplayed example, Eva hides the fact not that she's using her off hand, but that she [[HeroicAmbidexterity can use either with equal facility.facility]]. She hides her ambidexterity until a critical moment in a one-on-one challenge duel, when she surprises her opponent by suddenly doubling her firepower.
6th Feb '16 11:16:18 PM Gideoncrawle
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* CharacterExaggeration: Katie and Sadie's pseudo hive mind is [[FinishingEachOthersSentences more pronounced]] and [[FinishDialogueInUnison explicit]] than in the original.

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* CharacterExaggeration: Katie and Sadie's pseudo hive mind {{hive mind}} is [[FinishingEachOthersSentences more pronounced]] and [[FinishDialogueInUnison explicit]] than in the original.original. It serves them well more than once, most notably in the dodgeball match where they are able to coordinate without speaking or even signaling to each other.
22nd Jan '16 12:11:24 AM Gideoncrawle
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* GirlishPigtails: Katie and Sadie arrive on the island wearing their canonical pigtails, as befits their canonically childlike personalities. When they get makeovers that include ditching their pigtails for big hair, they look "five years older than they had the day before", according to the Storyteller. Noah further lampshades this by saying, "The kiddies have grown up." Shortly thereafter, the "grown up" Katie and Sadie get caught up in one of the story's most grimly dramatic adventures--just in time for [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday Sadie's birthday]].

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* GirlishPigtails: Katie and Sadie arrive on the island wearing their canonical pigtails, as befits befitting their canonically childlike personalities. When they get makeovers that include ditching their pigtails for [[EightiesHair big hair, hair]], they look "five years older than they had the day before", according to the Storyteller. Noah further lampshades this by saying, "The kiddies have grown up." Shortly thereafter, the "grown up" Katie and Sadie get caught up in one of the story's most grimly dramatic adventures--just in time for [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday Sadie's birthday]].
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* MrExposition: Chris' challenge briefings tend to go into a goodly level of detail, partly so the camera mugging host can get more screen time for himself.
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* SurvivorGuilt: Alejandro feels guilty after the death of his friend, Lightning, because Alejandro had talked Lightning into swapping work assignments for a petty reason. Lightning was subsequently killed on the assignment that should have been Alejandro's.



* AlmightyJanitor: Despite being a lowly intern, Dawn can do things nobody else on the island can do, and even Chris appreciates the value of her "irreplaceable skill set".




!! Ella, "[[CapitalLettersAreMagic The Singing Intern]]". Also called simply "[[RedBaron The Singer]]".
* FlatCharacter: Ella is more a plot device than a character. She is defined almost entirely by the [[MagicMusic effects her singing has on others]].
* MauveShirt: Despite her lack of development, and despite (or possibly because of) largely being Dawn's {{sidekick}}, Ella quickly becomes well known and well liked by the contestants and staff due to the [[MagicMusic plainly beneficial effects of her singing]].
* RedBaron: After the magical properties of Ella's singing come to light, she becomes best known as simply [[CapitalLettersAreMagic The Singer]].
* {{Sidekick}}: Although Ella appears independently at first, she increasingly acts like a sidekick to Dawn, who understands [[WildMagic Ella's powers]] and nature better than Ella herself does. Their powers are largely complementary, but while Dawn is skilled in [[FunctionalMagic various mystic/psychic disciplines]], Ella's power is raw, somewhat unpredictable, and usually can't be invoked deliberately.




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* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: When Beth, who had never done anything wrong before, exploits her relationship with [[BigBrotherMentor Alejandro]] to get beer for the campers' party, Chris responds by [[spoiler:forcing her teammates to vote her off at their next elimination]].



* ThePerfectionist: During the phobia confession scene, Noah correctly guesses that perfectionism is at the root of Cody's fear of time pressure.
-->'''Noah:''' I read somewhere that perfectionists can’t be rushed. If you try to rush them, they make more mistakes but don’t really go any faster.



* RevengeBeforeReason: When Ezekiel kills a rabbit during the camping challenge, without knowing that D.J had intended to keep it as a pet, D.J. starts scheming to get Ezekiel eliminated. Eva eventually calls D.J. out on his obsession.
-->'''Eva:''' ''[exasperated sigh]'' Are you still hung up on that stupid rabbit?
* ShippingTorpedo: D.J. tries to discourage Courtney from falling for Ezekiel, by leading her to realize what's happening. D.J. tells himself that he is doing it for Courtney's sake, because he thinks she can do better, but his real reason is that he harbors a grudge against Ezekiel.



* EveryScarHasAStory: When Duncan removes his shirt for the first time in the presence of the other boys, they notice that his arms are covered with scars. They ask how he got them, and he explains quite matter-of-factly that he got them knife fighting.

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* EveryScarHasAStory: When Duncan removes his CoveredWithScars: The long sleeves on Duncan's shirt for conceal the first time in the presence of the other boys, they notice fact that his arms are covered with scars. They ask how he got them, and he explains quite matter-of-factly that he got them knife fighting.fighting scars.



** One scar is different, and Duncan explains when asked that it came from a broken bottle.
* ScarsAreForever: The long sleeves on Duncan's shirt conceal the fact that his arms are covered with knife fighting scars.

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** * EveryScarHasAStory: When Duncan removes his shirt for the first time in the presence of the other boys, they notice that his arms are covered with scars. They ask how he got them, and he replies quite matter-of-factly that he got them knife fighting. He explains that coming out of a knife fight without getting cut indicates luck rather than skill. One scar is different, and Duncan explains when asked that it came from a broken bottle.
* ScarsAreForever: The long sleeves on Duncan's shirt conceal the fact Duncan’s heavily scarred arms suggest that his arms are covered with knife fighting scars.
any scar he gets is likely to be permanent.



* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Eva is a rage-prone she-hulk who responds well to love poetry.



* IAmNotLeftHanded: In a downplayed example, Eva hides the fact not that she's using her off hand, but that she can use either with equal facility. She hides her ambidexterity until a critical moment in a one-on-one challenge duel, when she surprises her opponent by suddenly doubling her firepower.



* HolierThanThou: Notably averted. He's deeply religious and [[AsTheGoodBookSays quotes the Bible]] from time to time, but he does not push a moral agenda.




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* SacrificialLion: Through much of the team phase, Sadie is an important character with several major scenes. She shows every sign of becoming one of the main characters. Then she's eliminated even earlier than she was in [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama the original]].



* MadeOfIron : As in canon; Duncan also mentions this is one of the reasons he's a suitable couple for [[spoiler: Eva, as he's one of the few guys that might resist getting hit by her if getting on her bad side.]]

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* MadeOfIron : As in canon; canon, but Duncan also mentions this is cites Tyler's resilience as one of the reasons reason why he's a suitable couple boyfriend for [[spoiler: Eva, as he's one of the few guys that might resist getting hit by her [[HairTriggerTemper Eva]]. Tyler is sturdy enough to take whatever Eva dishes out if getting he gets on her bad side.]]
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* MasterOfNone: Invoked. One of Tyler's standard epithets is "the jock of all trades", an undisguised play on "jack of all trades". Because he is a generally inept jock, as per canon, this description strongly suggests the unspoken part of the phrase - "master of none".


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* InvisibleToNormals: Given that Sunshine's very existence is in question, it's hardly surprising that most of the contestants and staff can't see her. The [[CuteWitch magically gifted Dawn]] can see her, but it's ambiguous whether Dawn perceives Sunshine as a separate entity or merely as a [[AuraVision distinctive feature of Izzy's aura]].
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