''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5055869/1/Total_Alternate_Island Total Alternate Island]]'' is a ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' fanfic by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1920742/Jason_Kreuger_Myers Jason Kreuger Meyers]] written as a tribute to the ''[[Fanfic/TotalDramaComebackSeries Total Drama Comeback]]'' series.

This is an alternate retelling of ''Total Drama Island'', but with several additions: six new campers partake in the challenges and four interns assist Chris and Chef in the show. Because of the additions, character interactions and interventions change key events told from canon and are done differently, where certain friendships, conflicts, and relationships are given development. Old challenges and new ones are thrown into the mix to heighten the drama.

This fic has a companion story, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6361737/1/Scheming_From_The_Shadows Scheming From the Shadows]]'', told in the POV of Justin on Playa de Losers as he is scheming something by collecting pawns for him to use for the next season from the accumulating eliminated campers.

The main story is complete and a sequel, ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8435547/1/TAI2_Total_Alternate_Action_Tour Total Alternate Action Tour]]'' is in progress. This series has its own [[http://totalalternateisland.wikia.com/wiki/Total_Alternate_Island_Wikia wikia page]].

!!''Fanfic/TotalAlternateIsland'' provides examples of:
* AbusiveParents: Heather's father is an abusive prick who beats Heather and her siblings. When the contestants get messages from home, he explicitly tells Heather to not bother coming home if she loses.
* AccidentalPervert: Andrew to Heather in the infamous top-rip scene.
* ActionGirl: Izzy, and later Bridgette.
* AlphaBitch:
** Heather in the beginning of the first fic, but then replaced by Courtney.
** Sadie in Action Tour, after her new, slimmer look makes her arrogant and high-maintenance.
* AmusingInjuries: Most characters have their moments, but Courtney bears special mention. She is plastered with a paintball gun, thrown into a barrel of leeches, electrocuted, and gets [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom a haymaker punch to the face]] by Gwen.
* AndThisIsFor: When Gwen ends her [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech denunciation of Courtney]] with a punch that [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom sends Courtney flying]], Gwen adds, "THAT'S for ALL of them", referring to everyone Courtney has terrorized in the course of the competition.
* {{Angst}}: Laura and Cody go through this when their love interests are eliminated in separate incidents.
* AscendedExtra: Kelsey was originally shown in TDA as a fan of Trent. In TAAT, she shows up as a contestant, who has her eye on Trent, much to the musician's nervousness.
* TheAtoner: Heather in the latter half of the story.
* AxCrazy: Courtney, after Ezekiel spits at her.
%% * BadassAdorable: Laura becomes this.
* BadassNormal: Andrew. He faced off against a bear, Eva, and even CHEF. Also in the first challenge, he killed a shark when he landed outside the safe-zone of the shark-infested lake.
%% ** Izzy
* BareYourMidriff: Heather, Lindsay, Izzy, Gwen, Bridgette, Sara, Jessie, Katie, Sadie and Dena.
* BatmanGambit: After Courtney forces her way back into the game, she basically gets away with anything in spite of the rules. In the Endurance challenge, she refused to do the skunk dare and demanded for another as if saying so would allow for it, then Duncan calls her out by calling her a chicken, baiting her to do the dare, and LOSING.
%% * BearsAreBadNews: A lot.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Heather and Andrew.
* BerserkButton: NEVER hurt Bridgette or Heather in Andrew's presence. When Courtney spits in Bridgette's face and threatens her, he hurls Courtney into a barrel of leeches.
* {{Blackmail}}: Courtney forces two contestants to ally with her, lest she disclose certain secrets and ruin their lives. Courtney uses similar threats to force another contestant to vote himself off, but that threat is against the blackmailed player's love interest.
* BigBad: Courtney, who believes that her connections make her invulnerable. In TAAT, Courtney, along with [[spoiler: Justin, Jared, and Kelsey]].
* BigBrotherInstinct: Michael the intern, Gwen's brother, is this to her to the point of being a PapaWolf. Also Duncan towards Lindsay and Andrew towards Bridgette.
%% * BigEater: Owen, as per canon
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Justin as shown in ''Scheming From the Shadows''.
* BreakTheCutie: Laura got subjected to these even before coming to the island.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In the finale of the fic when the eliminated campers are gathered to cheer on their choice of the Final Two. Chris announces to watch the action about to take place in the final challenge, but Izzy casually mentions that they can't because they're a written story. She takes it even further stating that they're all part of an '''alternate''' reality and that some of them weren't meant to be in the losers' stands.
* BrokenBird: Gwen's reason for being a Goth. Said reason was also [[spoiler: used as leverage for blackmail by Courtney]].
* BuriedAlive: Gwen's fear to conquer in the fear challenge.
* ChainedHeat: The "Trial By Triathlon" challenge is based on this.
* CharacterDevelopment: Ezekiel gets a lot of this.
* ChasteHero: Andrew was this at first, believing his teammates should focus on winning the challenges rather than think about relationships. [[spoiler: Heather inadvertently ended that]].
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Duncan when he secretly gets himself eliminated to help put an end to Courtney's tyranny over the show once and for all]].
* ClosetGeek: Andrew is revealed to be a huge fan of ''Franchise/StarWars''. Heather to a lesser extent during the Campers Rising challenge.
* ConscienceMakesYouGoBack: [[spoiler: Heather, in which her conscience takes the voice of her sister Jewel]].
* ConspiracyTheorist: Lenny in TAAT is this, believing that "The Man" is out to get him.
%% * ControlFreak: Courtney, again.
* CoolBigSis: Lindsay's army vet older sister, Paula.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Courtney's father, Carter, buys the network in order to get Courtney back into the game and insure that she wins. He expects this to be a simple matter because his purchase has given him control over the staff's paychecks.
* DaddysGirl: Courtney takes advantage of this to bully her way back onto the game.
* DarkerAndEdgier: scenes like [[spoiler: Harold's concussion]] and the [[spoiler: REAL Gregory Fowling showing up and attacking Bridgette, Leshawna, and Mara in their cabin]] set a darker tone than the original had.
* DeadpanSnarker: Noah, as per canon. Andrew at times, as well.
* DealWithTheDevil: Justin seems to bait people into being his unknowing pawns for next contest in Scheming From the Shadows, but [[spoiler: Courtney takes him up on his offer to work with him for the next contest all for the sake of revenge, with little to no concern for the consequences]].
* DefrostingIceQueen: Heather, thanks to [[spoiler: Andrew, Jessie, and even Sara and Laura]].
* DisappearedDad: Gwen's father left her and her family when she was three.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Courtney seriously intended to utterly destroy anyone who made so-called "slights" against her to the point that she doesn't care if they die or not. She tried to cripple Ezekiel for his innocent sexist remark that he had long since apologized for, tries to hurt Andrew for calling her a "Chicken in Training", psychologically torment Bridgette for calling her out on her bratty behavior, and others.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Sara to the boys and a certain girl upon her arrival to the island. Lindsay as well. Gwen after being forced into one of Lindsay's bikinis. Heather in the infamous top-rip scene, then her SexyWalk in the Finale [[spoiler: which momentarily stopped Andrew]].
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Dena walks around barefoot, wearing nothing but anklets on her feet.
* DontYouDarePityMe: Heather doesn't want anyone's pity, stating that it's the worst thing to have, after everyone sees her unpleasant message from home.
* [[invoked]] DudeNotFunny: Everyone displayed disgust at Duncan when he repeatedly pranked Harold for no reason, which isolated him from his own team. Then came the dock incident, where Duncan and Geoff get treated like pariahs for their prank gone wrong.
%% * DumbBlonde: Lindsay and Geoff in some cases.
%% * EarthyBarefootCharacter: Dena.
* EmbarrassingNickname: "Chicken in Training" to Courtney and "Queenie" to Heather.
* EntitledBitch: Courtney expects everyone to follow her orders or protect her despite not showing any respect whatsoever to her teammates.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Though technically not evil, Heather, even at her worst, [[spoiler: showed genuine care for her siblings.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** Heather towards Courtney after Courtney [[spoiler: brags about how she planned to ruin Gwen and her family's lives anyway over a petty slap. Heather immediately leaves her alliance, not wanting anything more to do with Courtney's plans]].
** Also, she is taken aback when Courtney reveals her blackmail of Gwen.
** Although not evil, Jake is a prankster who only pranks people who deserve it. He was disgusted at how Duncan pranked Harold for no reason.
* EveryoneMeetsEveryone:
** Done in the beginning of both fics while introducing the new players.
** Inverted with [[spoiler: Eva as chocolate IS her fear]] and with [[spoiler: Heather due to a childhood trauma with a [[AbusiveParents dickweed father]]]].
* FallenHero: How [[spoiler: Leshawna is viewed after the Boney Island Race.]]
* FreudianExcuse: Gwen from her cold behavior towards Duncan whenever he tried to hit on Leshawna due to [[spoiler: an ex-middle school teacher whom Gwen was taken in by, but he turned out to be a crazy StalkerWithACrush who tried to kidnap her to run away together with, until he got thwarted by Gwen's older brother]]. Leshawna towards Heather due to [[spoiler: a death of a friend in the past where a queen bee-type caused her friend to be driven to suicide]]. Finally Duncan to Harold with the nerd [[spoiler: looking like a friend who betrayed him and caused him to be locked up in juvie.]]
%% * FriendshipMoment
* FullFrontalAssault: In "Xtreme Torture" by Heather in the mudski challenge. Andrew got himself an eyeful.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Sara in the trivia challenge when she gets shocked the first time, the shock causing her to... bounce about. This got the males' attention, including Chris, who had to keep reminding himself that she's only sixteen.
%% * GadgeteerGenius: Marcus
%% * GenkiGirl: Izzy obviously, and now [[spoiler: Laura]].
%% * GentleGiant: DJ.
* GiveGeeksAChance: Cody manages to get together with [[spoiler: Lindsay]].
* GreenEyedMonster:
** Kelsey is jealous that Gwen is the girlfriend of Trent.
** [[spoiler: Sadie is resentful of Heather being the girlfriend of Andrew despite the fact Andrew never really interacted with Sadie in the first place. In TAAT, Sadie slimmed down to try and get Andrew's attention and possibly claim him for her own]].
* GroinAttack:
** Lindsay kneed Chef TWICE in the crotch for talking down on Cody in the Boot Camp challenge. [[spoiler: Harold]] kicks [[spoiler: Chris]] between the legs [[spoiler: as instructed from a dare by Heather in the dare challenge]]
** Duncan had been kicked in the crotch at least once.
* HotTeacher: Jessie would technically count as this as it was revealed she once served as a substitute teacher at a high school.
* HotterAndSexier: Sadie slims down quite a bit during the break between seasons, because she thought she wasn't attractive before.
* HumiliationConga: When Courtney's terror-and corruption-fueled scheme unravels, she gets [[spoiler: disqualified]], gets a punch in the face that leaves her with lasting disfigurement, and learns that her [[CorruptCorporateExecutive father]] is in the process of being financially ruined because of her actions during the competition.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Courtney deadpanned that Tyler has anger issues, causing her teammates to give her dry looks. Andrew comments in the confessional that she's the absolute LAST person to be jabbing at that.
* InsultFriendlyFire: Leshawna called Heather "slutty-dressing" in Sara's presence. She calls out Leshawna if she thought she was a slut as well since she and Heather dress similarly to each other. Leshawna was shocked as it never occurred to her and that she had unknowingly insulted a friend.
* ItAmusedMe: Chris when he thinks up insane challenges for the contestants to do.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Courtney doesn't care about what happens to anyone else just as long as she wins and her ego fed.
* JerkJock: Jared in TAAT is this.
%% * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Gwen and Duncan.
%% * {{Jerkass}}: Chris, Chef, Justin, Leshawna, and Courtney.
* JerkassRealization: [[spoiler: Leshawna in the Haut-Campture chapter]].
* JustFriends: Andrew and Bridgette. Geoff had a bit of a hard time realizing this, though.
* KickTheDog: Literally. Courtney, being an arrogant JerkSue kicks Wolfo away when he was simply begging for food.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Gwen sends Courtney flying into [[spoiler: the Boat of Losers]] [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom with a haymaker]] when [[spoiler:Courtney gets forcefully removed from the contest, and Gwen released from her blackmail situation]].
* KungFuKid: Andrew is a martial artist. Also, Harold in sone regard
* LadyAndKnight: Jessie and Harold respectively, he even goes as far as to address her as "M'Lady". Played straight with [[spoiler: Heather and Andrew respectively, as he vows to fight for her when no one else will]].
* LastMinuteHookup: [[spoiler: Tyler and Eva, Beth and Noah]] just before one got voted off. Averted with [[spoiler: Heather and Andrew]] who had a proper set-up.
* LiteralCliffhanger: In the race of terror challenge, Ezekiel was hanging on for dear life on a tree branch overlooking a cliff over an ocean after his kart crashed.
* LockedInAFreezer: Done to Heather in "If You Can't Take the Heat".
* LoopholeAbuse: Chris is fond of these. Harold and Laura turn the tables and use it on Chris to win the first challenge of the Tri-armed Triathlon. Harold does it to Chris again in the dare challenge.
%% * LovableNerd: Harold and Cody.
%% * LoveRedeems: Heather
* LoveTriangle
** Tyler/Lindsay/Cody.
* MadBomber: Not exactly mad, but Jake ''is'' a bomber who specializes in prank bombs.
* MamaBear: Eva to Ezekiel and Izzy to Laura.
* ManipulativeBastard:
** Chris and Courtney. Justin is secretly this in ''Scheming From the Shadows''.
** Sadie in Total Alternate Action Tour seems to be falling into this.
* MarshmallowHell: Cody ends up with his face in Lindsay Lindsay's enormous bosom during the first challenge, but [[ChivalrousPervert he naturally doesn't mind]]. Happened again at the start of TAAT when the campers reunited again.
%% * {{Meganekko}}: Jessie.
%% * MoralMyopia
* MoralityPet: Jake and Ezekiel to Eva.
* MoreHeroThanThou: In "Are We There Yeti?", Courtney forces Geoff to act as a decoy to lead Sasquatchinakwa away (she does this mainly to spite Bridgette since Geoff is her boyfriend). Duncan, however, had other ideas and did it himself.
%% * MsFanservice: Sara seems prominent in this regard.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Kelsey, in her obsession over Trent, shows signs that she might be capable of this.
* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning: Duncan arranges his own figurative "death" of getting eliminated from the game to publicly expose Courtney's reign of terror and the corruption supporting it, something he can only do from the outside.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Heather after seeing Laura's reaction when [[spoiler: Sara is eliminated after switching the votes for revenge for the freezer incident.]]
* NeatFreak: Emily of TAAT always makes sure she's in a clean environment due to her extreme [[TerrifiedOfGerms germaphobia]].
%% * NerdActionHero: Harold and his mad skillz.
%% * NerdsAreSexy: Harold to Jessie.
* NeverMyFault: Courtney is quick to blame anything that goes wrong on everybody else, when it is usually her own fault.
* NightmareSequence:
** Duncan has a nightmare about an incident where he was roped into committing arson by a former friend who resembled Harold, then sold out to the cops by him, fueling his FreudianExcuse for his unprovoked antagonistic attitude towards Harold.
** Heather has a nightmare concerning her siblings who are left with her abusive father.
* NotSoDifferent:
** Courtney makes this exchange with [[spoiler: Heather when the latter forcefully leaves the alliance. Courtney viciously points out that Heather is no different from her and would dare to call her out on her "vengeance". Heather doesn't deny that she was a horrible person, but at least she knew where to draw the line]].
** Jessie in a not-so-subtle manner points out that Leshawna and Courtney acted very much alike (being self-righteous, refusing to believe they could be wrong about something or someone, doing anything to get their enemies voted off no matter who gets caught in the crossfire, and adamantly claiming that people they hate are "tricking everybody else"), much to Leshawna's horror. This seemed to serve as a [[JerkassRealization wake-up]] [[WhatHaveIBecome call]] for Leshawna.
* ObliviousToLove: Sadie harbors an obvious crush on Andrew, but he doesn't notice or even interact with her that much.
* OddFriendship:
** Snarky Gwen and dimwitted Lindsay.
** Develops later between longtime enemies Gwen and Heather, who have little in common beyond [[FireForgedFriends their experiences on the show]].
* OfficialCouple: All the canonical pairings from the first ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' season are present in this version.
* OhCrap:
** In "Search and Do Not Destroy", Andrew calmly says this when he accidentally wakes up a sleeping bear, where his key was leashed around its neck.
** Duncan and Geoff when their prank caused Harold to hit his head.
** The campers know they're in trouble pretty much any time Chris is smiling or grinning.
* OnlySaneMan: Andrew feels like this. Jessie is a female example.
* PairTheSpares: Once the teams were dissolved in Brunch of Disgustingness, the remaining boys joke that among them, Andrew is the only one not hooked up with anyone and that on the girls side, Heather is the only girl not hooked up. They meant that as a joke, until Andrew simply asked what's wrong with hooking up with her, then all laughter stopped.
* PapaWolf: Andrew to Bridgette. Duncan to Lindsay.
* PetTheDog: Chris tells the Interns to help [[spoiler: help Ezekiel]] to the Boat of Losers after his elimination when he is sick and exhausted.
%% * PitbullDatesPuppy: Eva and Tyler.
* PlayfulHacker:
** Cody to a lesser extent as it was revealed he accidentally hacked into the Canadian Government's database while playing World of Warcraft.
** Kiki in TAAT is this.
* ThePrankster: Jake is this, but he only pranks those who deserve it as doing it unprovoked he'd consider as bullying.
* PressurePoint: Heather knocks out Courtney with this to shut her up.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Gwen sends Courtney flying into [[spoiler: the Boat of Losers]] with a haymaker.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis:
--> Michael: (after Paula knocks him out of a tree and waking him up) "You. Better. Have. A. Damn. Good. Reason. For. Knocking. Me. Out. Of. A. Tree."
--> Noah: "I'M. NOT. GAY!"
--> Andrew (to Leshawna): "Shut. Up. NOW."
--> Harold: "THIS! IS! WAWANAKWA!"
* RageBreakingPoint Leshawna goes ballistic when she is almost voted off after the [[spoiler: Boney Island Race.]]
* RascallyRaccoon: The Interns find the local raccoon population hard to cope with. So does Gwen in the animal hunting challenge.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Several.
** Bridgette gives one to Courtney after she complains about Andrew's win in one of the endurance challenges, calling her pathetic for saying he doesn't deserve to be in the game.
** Ezekiel, of all people, gives a major one to Courtney when she tried to attack him during the 'Hide and Be Sneaky' challenge, saying how pathetic she was to continue holding such a petty grudge for so long and making such a huge deal about it. She [[AxCrazy completely loses it]] afterward.
** Bridgette and Sara to Leshawna in the Aftermath episode as they have had it with her treating those who view Heather in a different light like crap. She was put on the spot as the two girls along with Jessie point out that Leshawna isn't exactly innocent of things herself and brutally points out that her obsession had caused her to unknowingly alienate herself from some of the campers. She was given a serious wake-up call when Jessie compared her to Courtney.
* ReformedButRejected: Somewhat subverted with Heather. Although a few still hate her, some are willing to give her a chance.
* TheReveal: Turns out that Chris [[spoiler: has an ex-wife, and it's Blaineley]].
* RevengeBeforeReason:
** Heather [[spoiler: switching the votes.]] She was so enraged about being left locked in the freezer that she does't care about the consequences. Leads to a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment.
** Courtney throws reason out the window in the path of an oncoming bus here. All she cares about is making sure those who "wronged" her suffer.
** Leshawna also falls in this, not caring about the consequences of her actions as long as Heather gets voted off.
* RichBitch:
** This becomes the defining feature of Courtney's characterization due to her connections, vindictiveness and entitled attitude.
** Heather was this [[CharacterDevelopment at first]].
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Wolfo, the wolf pup Jake adopts.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Courtney's entire "strategy" amounts to getting revenge on those who "wronged" her and make them all suffer.
* SavageWolves: A grown wolf attacks some of the campers due to Wolfo being with them. It wasn't Wolfo's parent, though...
* {{Schemer}}: Justin. Also Jared in TAAT. Who knows what's in that metal briefcase of his...
* TheScrappy: Courtney, in-universe. Because of her arrogance and reign of terror during most of the first season, she is hated by the viewing audience as well as the other players.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Courtney abuses this mercilessly when she comes back. She also makes sure to rub it in everyone else's faces.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
** Noah and Beth do this with Heather by leaving her alliance after they could no longer stand working with her.
** [[spoiler: Later Heather does this with Courtney after realizing just how insane and spiteful the CIT is]].
* ShipperOnDeck: Izzy towards Sara and Laura.
* ShoutOut:
** The virtual challenges are a shout out to those from the ''[[Fanfic/TotalDramaComebackSeries Total Drama Comeback]]'' series.
** The first is based on ''Dead Rising'', the second on ''Red vs. Blue''.
** Before the horror movie challenge started, the interns and remaining campers watch the remake of ''Friday the 13th''.
** The 8th chapter of SFTS's idea is based on Inception.
* TheSilentBob: Raphael in TAAT is a mute due to a throat injury.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Jessie to Harold, who treats her with utmost respect instead of like an object like her peers do.
* TheSlacker: Michael. He may be an intern, but he doesn't care much for his job on account that he hasn't even been paid yet. [[spoiler: All bets are off if his sister Gwen is in trouble, though]].
%% * SlapSlapKiss: [[spoiler: Duncan and Leshawna]].
* TheSmartGuy: Harold, Cody, and Noah, but Marcus fits the bill since he's an inventor.
* SmugSnake: Courtney mostly, but Justin as well.
* SouthernBelle: Leanne of TAAT is this. Wearing a southern dress may prove to be impractical for competing in the show, though...
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Ezekiel wasn't voted off first due to Jessie's intervention, and instead was Courtney.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Izzy is able to speak with the local wildlife. Also Laura to an extent.
%% * SpecsOfAwesome: Jessie and Harold.
* SpoiledBrat: Courtney. After forcing her way back onto the show, she expects everything to be handed down to her on a silver platter, threatening the hosts and interns their jobs if they don't comply.
* StageMagician: Felix in TAAT ''tries'' to be this...
%% * StalkerWithACrush: Kelsey to Trent in TAAT.
* StuffBlowingUp: Jake is quite skilled in making bombs out of ''anything''.
%% * SurferDude: Geoff.
* TakeThat: To ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' during the Campers Rising challenge.
* TeamDad: Andrew is this not just for the Killer Bass, but for whatever team he gets put on for challenges after the merge.
%% * TeamMom: Bridgette to the Killer Bass.
%% * TeamPet: Wolfo and Bunny.
%% * TeenGenius: Marcus
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Basically within both teams, and some after the merge, especially those teams unfortunate enough to have Courtney.
* TerrifiedOfGerms: Emily in TAAT is a germaphobe.
* ThatCameOutWrong:
** When Andrew fights Chef one-on-one.
---> Andrew: "What's wrong? Getting tired in your old age?"
---> Chef: "Oh you’re not old enough for me to take to the woodshed, boy!"
---> Andrew: "...... That sounded wrong on every level imaginable."
---> Chef: "YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!"
** In the Camperball challenge with Andrew.
---> Andrew: (to Heather) "Don't worry, if you have the ball, I'll watch your rear." *beat* "Wait, that came out wrong."
* ThrowingTheFight: Leshawna tries to do this in the [[spoiler: grifball VR]] challenge in order to get Heather voted off. It fails badly, but their team loses anyway.
* TimeSkip: A year has passed between the end of TAI and the beginning of TAAT. This is important as certain things have happened in their normal lives that will affect their actions in the new season, such as [[spoiler: Tyler and Eva's breakup and Sadie's slim-down]].
* TookALevelInBadass:
** Lindsay goes on a cursing rampage on Chef when he continuously talked down on Cody during the boot camp challenge.
** Laura used to be a shy stuttering girl until Izzy gets ahold of her.
** Bridgette when she bashed Gregory Fowling repeatedly over the head with her surfboard in self-defense.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Courtney doesn't take kindly to being eliminated first despite her team having good reason to, so she persuades [[CorruptCorporateExecutive her father]] to buy the network that airs the show. She then [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections uses her father's influence]] to force her way back into the competition and obtain numerous perks that give her a blatantly unfair advantage, all while claiming she deserves it "for how [she] was treated". Once back in the game, she spends most of her time trying to [[DisproportionateRetribution cause serious injury]] to Ezekiel over something that happened long before and blackmails multiple players into an alliance with her, threatening to destroy their lives if they refuse to help her win.
%% * {{Trailers}}: Total Drama Action Tour
* TrainingFromHell: Andrew mentioned that his father, a former army drill sergeant, used to put him through insane training exercises. This includes stranding him in a forest and dumping him in a lake of alligators, all while he was only eight years old.
* TVGenius: Marcus is able to invent anything out of anything. He once built a fusion generator for a high school project, which wound up taking out his school's gymnasium.
* VillainousBreakdown: Courtney breaks down when her terror- and corruption-fueled scheme unravels.
* WeightWoe: Sadie slims down during the year between the first and second seasons because she felt herself unattractive and was trying to catch the eye of a certain boy.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Dena's eyes are one of the things that sets her apart from the other tourists.
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: How Gwen initially felt towards Leshawna seeing Duncan but Duncan eventually proves himself in Gwen's eyes. Most of the campers have similar reactions when Andrew starts seeing Heather.
* WhatIf: This is basically retelling Total Drama Island, except showing what would happen if it was joined at the start by six new campers as well as four interns, which change around certain key points.
* WhatTheHellHero:
** In "The Race To Boney Island", Leshawna suggests leaving Laura behind on the island with its dangerous wildlife, to ensure that the team Heather is on will lose so she'd be voted off. Sara and Bridgette angrily call her out on this plan of potentially having Laura hurt or worse just to get someone voted off, and Leshawna simply waves it off.
** In "That's Off the Chain", Leshawna after hearing the elimination rule of the challenge, causes Heather to crash to ensure she'd get last place. [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee That was the plan, anyway...]]
%% * WhoWearsShortShorts: Sarah, Heather, Lindsay, Izzy, Katie, Sadie.
%% * WickedCultured: Justin
* WouldHitAGirl:
** Andrew may follow a code of "no hitting girls", but he's smart enough to know when to make exceptions. Throwing Courtney into a barrel of leeches for maliciously spitting on Bridgette qualifies in his book. He also shoots Courtney numerous times with a paintball gun.
** Andrew also states he wouldn't hesitate to knock out Leshawna should she continue to rant about Heather. He later causes her to slam face-first onto the bottom of the canoe by pulling her down.
* WronglyAccused:
** The Screaming Gophers to Laura, who thought they [[spoiler: voted off Sara because of the Boney Island tiki doll incident, felling betrayed, but it was really due to Heather switching the votes]].
** Due to [[spoiler: Justin]], some of the eliminated campers accuse [[spoiler: Heather of blackmailing Andrew since they don't believe he would willingly like her]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Talia in TAAT has purple hair with white bangs.
* YuriFan: Izzy. She even [[ShipperOnDeck tries to play cupid]] for Laura and Sara.
* ZombieApocalypse: The Dead Rising VR challenge in "Campers Rising".