troperville

tools

toys


main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Dethroning Moment: Total Drama
Yeah. We're right there with you, Gwen.
Even though it's not technically a Cartoon Network show, you can expect several unsatisfactory moments from this Canadian import.

Keep in mind:
  • Sign your entries
  • One moment to a troper, if multiple entries are signed to the same troper the more recent one will be cut.
  • Moments only, no "just everything he said," "The entire show," or "This entire season," entries.
  • No contesting entries. This is subjective, the entry is their opinion.
  • No natter. As above, anything contesting an entry will be cut, and anything that's just contributing more can be made its own entry.
  • Explain why it's a Dethroning Moment of Suck.
  • No ASSCAPS, no bold, and no italics unless it's the title of a work. We are not yelling the DMoSs out loud.

Total Drama Island

  • Animeking1108: I forget the episode, but it was when Duncan, Geoff, and DJ started tormenting Harold just because he left his underwear on the floor. Duncan, I can understand, but why get DJ and Geoff into it? Especially considering DJ was the only character who didn't suffer Season 2's Character Derailment, it seems immensely out of character for him.
    • The episode was "If you can't take the heat". It's stated that Harold has done this many times, complete with a "skid mark", and their frustration is understandable, especially as he denies it, despite all evidence pointing to him. Nonetheless, they went way too far, and as the OP said, it was uncharacteristic of Geoff and DJ to enjoy tormenting Harold so much, showing no remorse once their revenge was complete.
  • Ajustice: I think the finale of Total Drama Island in America and Canada is a DMoS cause they let Owen beat Gwen. And the only reason Owen won is because everyone helped him win so they have a party. And seriously Gwen was more deserving of winning; she won more challenges, went through love and loss, and took down Heather the antagonist, while Owen farted, ate, lost his pants, and got beat up a lot. I just want to say I am a fan of Owen as well, and that I'm fat and lazy like him and I am okay that Owen proved fat guys can be winners, but that would've worked better if he was competing against Heather or a Butt Monkey, but not Gwen. It's because the comedic relief who just wanted a party beat a person who went from a recluse to the most developed character on the show and wanted to used the money to help her go to college and make her mom's life easier that makes it a DMoS. And if you've seen the alternate ending you'll realize that it's better, Gwen and Owen split the money, everyone minus Heather still would've have had a wild party, and Trent encouraging Gwen to win was a much better way for the two to get hook up. This troper would also like to admit that he wrote the TDI alternate ending as one of the show's CMoA.

Total Drama Action

  • Sophie Summer: For me, it was in TDA when Trent is going "crazy" over Gwen. He was obviously suffering from OCD, but the intent was obviously for us to laugh at his antics. People having to do rituals over and over is not at all funny.
  • Mogo: For this troper action had Beth and Duncan being the final two. Beth and Duncan. The Delinquent Jerk Ass who's only slightly better than his girlfriend and the slightly creepy nice wannabe girl who shouldn't even have gotten this far. But the real suck comes from the fact that the winner was chosen by an audience vote that basically said "fuck you viewers, the ending means nothing to us!" At least with Gwen and Owen, it was strictly an alternate ending and Owen was indeed the intended and the Special just completely ignored it. Despite World Tour's Gainax Ending at least it was planned out.
    • RA 2 I would've been ok with this one if they actually tried to make any minuscule semblance what so ever of explaining who voted for whom, hell I would have been happy just to know who the swing vote was - there must have been one person on the fence else the alternate ending would not exist. But no, they just announce the winner and we're supposed to accept that. Also, it's very strongly implied that Harold voted for Duncan. What? The guy bullies him, physically and mentally for two entire seasons, and then Harold not only forgives him, but votes for him over Beth to win the million? If it walks like a Writers Pet...

Total Drama World Tour

  • Baronobeefdip: For Total Drama World Tour-esque DMOS, look no further than Sierra revealing she had been manipulating Cody's emotions in order to get close to him at the end of the episode in Paris. Now, for the most part, the episode is decent enough. However, throughout the episode Sierra is acting all wangsty after finding out that Cody doesn't like her. And Sierra sings quite an Ear Worm of a song about this as well. So, Cody pretty much works his ass off trying to cheer Sierra up until he finally snaps and admits that he finds her creepy stalker behavior more tolerable than her constant weeping. Sounds like an attempt to develop Sierra's relationship with Cody and save her from her "Scrappy" status right? Nope. Turns out she was "playing hard to get" so that Cody would start "liking" (or "tolerating", in this case) her. It pretty much cemented Sierra's "Scrappy" status for me right there. Not to mention that, earlier, Chris yelled at Cody to make Sierra stop crying. Um, Chris, you find Sierra to be unbelievably annoying as well, remember? Or did you forget she wouldn't stop talking about your most embarrassing secrets (like being in a "boy band")? If anything, it just made the aforementioned reveal of Sierra playing "manipulative bitch" to Cody all the more unbearable...and I'm not even that big of a Cody fan to begin with.
  • dynaboyj: The ending of "I See London". A mostly good episode died with a one-two-three punch of Noah getting kicked off, Ezekiel, who had always got cut short of a plot, becoming a Gollum Expy, and most importantly, Gwen and Duncan kissing. Yeah, that last one would lead to a lot more unpleasant moments.
    • Kentucky Troper 1990 : I concur on this episode. Noah was one of my favorite characters during World Tour, and him getting booted was grade-A bullshit. Even though his team won the challenge, they basically say, "Get rid of an interesting character, and lets reboot a tired love subplot". Bull. Shit.
    • fluffything: While I agree 100% that Noah's departure is utter BS in all shapes and forms, I must point out another DMOS within the same episode. Namely, Duncan's return (which has also been mentioned above). Why? Because it's the most contrived, asinine, and utterly pointless character return to the series serving no purpose other than to provide "romantic tension" between three characters. At the very start (IE: the first episode) of World Tour, Duncan makes it very clear that he has quit the show since he doesn't want to do the sing along. Fine. A hasty way to write-off a character, but, fine. The DMOS comes in when he's found in London and taken on-board Chris's ship and essentially shoved back into the game. That's it. Just..."Here's Duncan again! He's in the show!". Even worse, instead of using Duncan's return to full potential (There was so much they could've done with the concept, but, sadly, didn't.), they pretty much just use him for a tired Duncan/Gwen/Courtney Love Triangle that the fandom was already sick and tired of. TD, if you're going to get rid of an Ensemble Dark Horse (IE: Noah) for another fan favorite (If Duncan even has fans anymore), then at least do something interesting with it.
  • lasalle28: The biggest deal breaker of the third season for me was the episode "Greece's Pieces". The episode opens up with Courtney and Gwen talking about Duncan's return. Gwen, who kissed Courtney's boyfriend yesterday after she finally befriends her, shows a grand total of ten seconds worth of guilt in the confessional and then contradicts herself by saying she won't tell Courtney about the kiss until it happens again and following it up by saying that she is looking forward to kissing him again and asking into the camera if this makes her a bad person. Meaning she is still going to see him behind Courtney's back and won't do a thing about it until they kiss again. So much for the "As long as you're up front, nothing can bite you in the butt" girl from the previous season, right, Gwen?. Meanwhile Duncan, whom cheated on his girlfriend literally behind her back, is busy threatening Tyler to keep quiet about the kiss and then he is seen in the next scene mutually "eye-flirting" with Gwen with Courtney standing right next to her and Gwen lies to her face about it. At this point in time it's safe to say that Duncan's Jerk with a Heart of Gold status he has is pretty much an Informed Ability from this point on, as is Gwen's supposed "guilt". The next scenes leading up to the ending is just Courtney being suspicious about Duncan and Gwen, Gwen pitifully trying to change the subject whenever Duncan is brought up, and Duncan being forced to sing (and one of his songs included saying that he does not regret kissing Gwen behind Courtney's back). When Tyler is forcibly told to spill the beans about Duncan and Gwen, Courtney gets understandably pissed, but what does Gwen do? Does she make any kind of attempt to apologize or accept any kind of responsibilty for her actions? No! Instead she cowers when Courtney gets mad, cries when they want to vote her off, and starts cheering when Cody wins the challenge for her so that she can't get voted off. The scene that took the DMOS award goes to the ending. The episode's Crowning Moment of Disgusting for me was when Courtney, the show's Jerk Ass Tsundere Baxter is seen crying uncontrollably while being comforted by Heather of all people, while Gwen is doing what? Starting a confessional at the end of the episode by talking about how great the kiss was while smiling and topping that off by saying that her sole regret was that she (Gwen) and her "new boyfriend" are going to be eliminated now...except he wasn't. How you ask? At the elimination, when it was unanimous decision to vote off Duncan, Chris, in all of his jerkass glory, announces that he is going to outright ignore the votes and keep Duncan on the show despite the votes because Duncan is bringing the drama right now. Then the episode officially ends with Gwen cheering when Duncan doesn't leave and Courtney tearfully shouting 'I hate you!' at Gwen and Duncan. Duncan and Gwen in this episode were so derailed here, it was disgusting. They had no remorse for what they did, both were incredibly selfish, Duncan's Jerk with a Heart of Gold trait is officially an informed attribute from this point on, and Gwen went from being the Only Sane Man to being just as bad as Duncan, Courtney, and especially Heather. This episode marked the beginning of everyone's character derailment and the last episode of this season (and maybe the series) that I ever watch.
    • Scarletscorpio: Actually, Courtney targeting Gwen to me was understandable. With Duncan, while she had the obvious history with him, he was gone for the entire first half of the season up until the London episode. Meanwhile, Courtney was bonding with Gwen. From Courtney's point of view, she finally trusts the girl she's been accusing of trying to steal her boyfriend (which turns out to be half correct in that regard) and literally the next day, she finds out that the girl whom she finally trusted made out with her boyfriend. She is never told any other details, only that they kissed. So, ignoring the fact that Duncan already got knocked out by Cody, she lashes out at Gwen and seeing the lack remorse on both their sides, she strives to vote(not 'murder') them out starting with Gwen. Which leads to my D Mo S in this episode being Gwen confessional at the end of the episode, you know where after everything is said and done and she can clearly her Courtney crying her heart out...she only talks about how 'great' the kiss was and how it's going to affect their (meaning Duncan and Gwen) chances of winning the competition. The girl (who should know the pain of the feeling of betrayal when she thought Trent cheated on her, who was one of the few Only Sane Man ,raged against Heather when she pulled all those stunts, and was actually one of the more decent characters in terms of niceness) can only say that regrets ruining her and Duncans chances at the million...and not, you know, having a hand in stomping all over a relationship and backstabbing her new friend. Seriously, she is so derailed here that the Geoff derailment in TDA look well-written in comparison; And that's not even covering her actions in Australia with Cody and making the audience think she fell, broke her head, got amnesia and consequently get a new personality.
  • Ginger Snaps: Cody resolving to take advantage of Sierra's devotion to him in order to get the money, in "Rapa Phooey". The very moment he slapped on that incredibly Smug Snake expression and Jerk Ass-ey smirk, winked at the camera, and said, "if she insists on handing me a million dollars, who am I to stop her? Heh, heh.", his entire "Nice Guy" image crumbled into dust. So when he became the "good guy" of the final three, it gave everything a rather bitter taste.
  • Ian: The aforementioned Gainax Ending in World Tour. Even for a show tilting towards Cerebus Syndrome, seeing Al and Zeke get engulfed in lava and horribly disfigured (the latter on fire and screaming in pain) is pretty heavy stuff. The Dethroning Moment sinks in when you realize they created all that Nightmare Fuel just for the sake a couple of asinine, poorly-written, cliched, and entirely predictable homages to Return of the King and Revenge of the Sith, complete with a Big "NO!" contrivedly shoehorned in. In fact, that brings up another problem with the season finales- the writers' insistence on having "alternate endings so not even the actors know who wins." I'm sorry, but that's the close to the stupidest thing I've ever heard. They already know the entire plot, all the eliminations up to the final 2, and the circumstances of the win that are pretty much the same regardless of the victor. The only secret left is 30 seconds of footage and three or four lines of dialogue. Do they seriously think that it's worth diluting the impact of the finale just for that? Also the aforementioned Big "NO!" makes no sense in the version where Heather wins, why would Al be sad to learn that the person who kicked him in the kiwis and embarrassed him on national television just lost a million dollars? I don't know why the director has such a hard-on for alternate endings, but I pray that the crew shake-up prior to "Revenge of the Island" knocks some sense into someone.
    • Bleddyn: My DMOS from that episode and thereafter was definitely the treatment of Ezekiel. Look writers I don't care how much you hate the home-schooled prairie for making a ignorant sexist commemt that can be assumed he made just because he was home-schooled and never really encountered other people his age before. But for first 'that was 2 seasons ago, I was not even a fan of this contestant and I felt that watching Ezekiel mentally degrade into a wild child that has more capabilities to kill then Izzy is just plain distasteful and disgusting for an already underdeveloped character that had WAY more potential then that.

Total Drama Revenge Of The Island

  • Rocker1992: Lightning winning the Million Dollars in Revenge of the Island instead of Cameron in the US, I mean he was leading in the polls, that is until one of the producers of the show had to ignore the votes and had to go with Lightning's ending instead, making this an instance of The Bad Guy Wins, and if that wasn't sucky enough, he keeps every last dollar of the prize money, that's right, he doesn't share with every contestant that competed in the season, he keeps all of the prize money to himself, and Jo was very upset, yelling that she "Cheered Lightning on for nothing!", I mean this was not only the first time that the Male Vs Female finals tradition was broken, but also the first time a Big Bad wins.

Total Drama All-Stars

  • ccarlson85: To provide an All-Stars moment (as most of my other problems with the show have already been listed), I'd like to add the ending of the episode "Food Fright". Now, as much as I like Sam and wanted to see him go far this season, I don't have problems with him being eliminated as much as I do the reason why he got eliminated. After Sam owns Alejandro in the challenge, causing the Villains to go to the elimination ceremony for the third time in a row, Chris reveals that Sam had actually cheated by stuffing some of the pancake his team was supposed to eat in his pockets. Sam says that he saved it because he was worried about going to Boney Island again and wanted to save some food just in case. Not only is this out of character for Sam (unless he was saving it for whoever went to Boney Island that night), it seemed like a major Ass Pull, in the episode's final few minutes no less, to get him eliminated. Why Snap Back such an awesome moment for a character that had spent the first three episodes of the season as The Chew Toy just to make him look like a somewhat selfish cheater?
  • Mighty Mewtron: I'm sacrificing "The Ex Files" for "Sundae Muddy Sundae", because the latter's destruction of Courtney's character makes the former's look tame. So after ten episodes of building up Courtney's friendship with Gwen and relationship with Scott, having her appear to develop, she undergoes a rapid Face-Heel Turn into her Action personality. Not to mention the continuity errors (despite stating this was the furthest she'd gotten, being in the final five, she was in the final four in Action, and she specifically stated having a strong stomach in World Tour and ate Al's food for him, yet couldn't eat her own gross ice cream). And her elimination was so sudden and predictable, it didn't even offer a good conclusion for her time on the show! This episode may possibly hold the record for "quickest Character Derailment for Total Drama ever."
    • Sendo : Considering how much Gwen was working at making amends with Courtney and how she let other things not ruin their friendship, it seems rather strange for Gwen to let a strategic list be what ends it. Then the vote for yourself thing sounds like a round about stab in the back when having her vote Scott would have been more of a sign of trust since it blows a hole in the whole list plan.
  • ThomasVeggieDramaFan: I'm sacrificing my previous pick of "Sundae Muddy Sundae" for the episode that came after it that made it look good in comparison which is "The Bold and the Booty-ful" (or as I call it "The Bold and the Sh*#ty-ful" which would have been a more apt title) and it's not simply because of Gwen's elimination which continued the sad trend of all her eliminations being non-dignified but it's because of what had to happen in order for her to be eliminated. Prior to this episode, the season did a very good job of not using any toilet humor which had previously plagued past seasons like Action & World Tour but for it to suddenly be brought back in this episode with one of the worst examples of it being used not just in this show but all of television in general (bear feces on a painting, really? Are these writers freaking 10?!) which also causes her elimination is what makes this the worst episode of not only All-Stars but of the entire series hands down!
    • Izzy1: I admit, I'll give them props for making fun of the Ecce Homo restoration, but I was still repulsed by that.
      • psychicFangirl: On top of that, it was shown in earlier seasons that she is a great artist! Another moronic continuity mistake on the writers part, I mean, what the hell!
  • toadgamer80: Same episode as mentioned above, but Mal and your friendly neighborhood Mary Sue, Zoey, making the final two. Especially when a trailer outright spoiled that Mal would revert back to Mike, even if it wasn't obvious, plus neither of them are original contestants which makes it completely pointless for All-Stars. And Courtney, who would have been a prime candidate to win, was completely destroyed in the span of a single episode. Despite most of the Internet despising Zoey, she has tons of younger fans because she's "nice" and devoid of a personality, she's most likely our official winner this season.
    • skullsnsouls91: This was the episode that made me drop the season completely. I'm not rewatching episodes or the finale. I tolerated the shit they pulled over the last few episodes. But when they did this? Deciding to put two characters who aren't really even really deserving of the million as the final two and make the focus be on the same thing we've been seeing all through out the season that sucked most of the focus from the other characters story arcs? That was it. I had to take a while to calm myself down after I watched the episode. I don't give a shit who wins. This season never happened. And I'm highly disappointed in Fresh TV and the writers for the show and season for doing this. The whole season really was the Mike/Mal and Zoey show. Tdas can go burn in hell.
  • The Real Don East: Since Courtney's lightning fast Character Derailment is accounted for, I'll put down "The Final Wreck-ening" is probably the worst finale in Total Drama history. First off, there's the fact only four of the eliminated contestants actually appear onscreen, TDA & TDWT's finales were bad but at least those had all the season's competitors present. They're just trapped in balloon filled by Owen's farts and drift away into who knows where. Then there's how Mike won, it was so cheaply done & rushed that there was little difference between it and the alternate ending where Zoey wins. And finally, there's how Mal was defeated. After a season of build up as a Bigger Bad & being presented as one step ahead of everyone, Mal gets hit with the Villain Ball big time by placing a literal Reset Button for Mike to push, defeating Mal once and for all. No epic showdown like when Mike faced off with his personalities last season, Mal just goes out kicking & screaming. Anti-climaitc doesn't even begin to describe it. It's a pity it had to end this way, because the first half of the season was pretty good.
    • The way Mike defeated Mal is also full of Unfortunate Implications, implying that Multiple Personality Disorder can be cured with the literal push of a button. Um, no.

Total Drama: Pahkitew Island
Tom and JerryDethroningMoment/WESTERNANIMATIONTransformers Prime

alternative title(s): Total Drama Island
random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
42789
42