Fan Fic / Total Drama Letterz

A trilogy of Total Drama Island fanfics by cragmiteblaster that is obviously inspired by Frank15's Total Drama Alphabet.

The first story, Total Drama Letterz, takes place roughly a year after the Total Drama Island and subsequent seasons never happened. Twenty six new characters are introduced, each with a different letter name, such as creepy Uzuri, sweet innocent Jimmy, bad guy Wallace and multi talented chef Gary among others. In the end one of them will win one million dollars.

Unlike the real show all of the characters get roughly equal screen time so predicting a winner is harder. While the main plot is fairly common there are a number of subplots such as Lavender trying to prove cheerleaders are not dumb, Xaria's troubled past and couples forming.

The second story, Total Drama Letterama, is hosted by Spider and Quana and features ANOTHER twenty six characters. The sequel is where the story 'really gets serious. Several characters from the first story are revealed to have sad backstories (such as Tabitha) and the story has an overall darker tone. Every character from the first story reappears and each of the new twenty six has something new to offer. The story is complete.

A third story has been confirmed; it will be titled Total Drama Letter Starz. It is said to be by far the darkest in the trilogy; it will feature 26 returning contestants (13 from each story). What is known is that the main theme of the story is Redemption.

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     Total Drama Letterz 

  • Adults Are Useless: Chris is in a position to help with many problems; but even if he was not constrained by the hands-off role of an elimination game host, he simply doesn't care.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Spider; he didn't have too many friends before the contest. This could be understood given that his stereotype is The Sick Kid.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Quana (she is actually a tanned Hispanic).
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Tabitha and Nakia are from very rich backgrounds and are both antagonists and pretty nasty.
  • Attention Whore: Nakia; she loves her hair and having people doing things for her. She also uses the confessional a fair amount, mostly just showing off her hair to the audience.
  • Author Tract: The author dislikes Total Drama World Tour and refers to it as 'The Season That Must Never Be Named'. In fact, you could replace half of the character dialog with a list of what the author likes or dislikes and you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
  • Backstory:
    • Xaria's negative attitude comes from a highly abusive family relationship with her older sister.
    • Fifi become a feminist and man hater because many boys and even a teacher looked down upon her and mistreated her because she's a girl.
    • the reason Tabitha is the reason she is is because of her Abusive Parents forcing her to act like that.
  • Bacon Addiction: Barney mentions making fudge covered bacon at one point.
  • Beard of Evil: Kasimar, the main antagonist, has a goatee.
  • Being Good Sucks: Kasimar and Wallace think this.
  • Berserk Button: Several characters have something specific that will set them off.
    • Do not call Xaria Bumble Bee. Or if you do you'd better apologize pretty convincingly.
    • Do not call Kasimar a coward, even if he picks on little kids.
    • Quana goes nuclear if you call her a Hispanic Horse. Nakia learns this the hard way.
    • Do not spoil the ending of Raven's Harry Potter book; it will only end in tears.
    • Do not call Uzuri a freak in front of Vinnie.
    • Do not, under any circumstances, call Lavender stupid, poke fun at her red hair or (especially) look up her skirt.
    • Don't mess with Quana around Spider unless you have Balls of Steel.
    • Don't mess with Xaria or any of Oscar's friends around him if you value your health.
  • Big "NO!": Tabitha shrieks "NOOO!" when she is finally eliminated. Considering what her parents do to her when she fails at anything, her reaction is no surprise.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall:
    • Wallce tells Tabitha and Uzuri to meet their maker; Uzuri replies with Cragmite Blaster, the author of the story.
    • In chapter 20 when Kasimar has an argument with the narrator.
  • Breather Episode: The birth of Eleanor's ferrets happened between Quana being eliminated, and Barney being medievaked.
  • The Bully: Kasimar is known to pick on little kids, among other offenses.
  • Butt Monkey: Kasimar. He gets punched, kicked in the balls, knocked out by an oar, electrocuted, burnt, made sick, hit with a baseball bat and knocked unconscious. Subverted as he very much deserves all these things.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Wallace; he cheats in every single challenge.
  • Catch Phrase: Barney says Yaaar a lot.
  • Character Exaggeration: Chris is far more sadistic and nasty than in the first season. The torture challenge was designed just so he could watch the campers suffer.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Kasimar's immunity to feeling pain from hot foods serves him well in the eating challenge.
  • The Chew Toy: Team Jungle. They come in first place a grand total of three times, only twoof its members made the merge, and none of the campers that returned were from that team. They're the brunt of all of Chris' insults, get screwed over every episode in some way or form, oh and Tabitha is on their team.
  • Clear My Name: Vinnie is wrongly blamed for digging the hole Fifi fell into, and is nearly voted off as a result. He eventually succeeds in identifying the true culprit.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander:
    • Barney dresses as a pirate, speaks like one too, is hyperactive and genki, considers himself a love expert despite never having a girlfriend and sings a sea shanty, but he is quite funny.
    • Irene often drifts into her own little world.
    • Uzuri, resulting from his strict diet of horror movies and ant burning.
  • Collective Groan: It's common for the players on the losing team to groan in unison.
  • Collector of the Strange: As revealed in her audition tape, Uzuri has a collection of pet rocks.
  • Creepy Doll: Uzuri's emo doll is creepy enough to be useful as a prop in the fear challenge.
  • Deliberately Bad Example: Word of God says Kasimar was created because the author needed a cruel, heartless and mean antagonist.
  • The Ditz: Patch. He made a single confessional and it was about food. Moving on.
  • Door Stopper: The completed story is one of the longest in the total drama fandom at OVER 620 000 words long.
  • Fear of Thunder: Andy is afraid of thunder, so naturally he must face it in the phobia challenge.
  • Five-Token Band: Though there is a lot more than five characters, the author seems to have given the cast a lot of cultural diversity. Mable, Raven and Irene are black, Quana is Hispanic, Vinnie is Russian, Andy is Japanese and a recent Word of God confirms that Wallace is Italian.
  • Follow the Leader: Total Drama Letterz was inspired by Total Drama Alphabet, most obviously in the device of the "phonetic alphabet" contestant roster.
  • For the Evulz: Kasimar loves hurting people and traumatizing little kids because he finds it funny. He shows no remorse for this.
    Kasimar: So; am I going to use my strength and intimidation to hurt people, cheat, lie, make people cry, break bones and scare the children? Duh!
  • Gang of Bullies: Kasimar picks on smaller/younger kids, and leads a gang of like-minded thugs at his school.
  • Gullible Lemmings: Uzuri to Tabitha; she's a nice person but Tabitha is pretending to be her friend.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: One Bonfire Ceremony ends in a three way tie, one vote for everyone left on the team. Chris tries to eliminate the girl he doesn't like, but a teammate steps in and quits so Chris' target can stay. Chris allows it despite not understanding it.
  • Hired Guns: Kasimar will do any deed, no matter how hienous, for monetary gain.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: A chronic cheater falls when his cheating backfires.
  • Humiliation Conga: After his team loses a challenge, a particularly hated player is held down and force fed his own tainted star fruit; then at the Bonfire Ceremony he is betrayed by his henchman and voted off ... which nobody cares about. Adding insult to injury, he falls flat on his face while walking the dock due to a missing plank taken earlier in the episode.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Chris tells completely terribly bad jokes; Barney is most affected.
    • Barney: Bad pun alert, bad pun alert, bad pun alert, yaaar.
  • I Broke a Nail: Nakia; but replace nail with hair.
  • I Do Not Like Green Eggs and Ham: Mable doesn't like junk food and ends up getting a fondness for doughnuts, though she still eats healthily. Of course, she had a little help from Andy.
  • If I Were a Rich Man: Some of the contestants fantasize about what they would do with the money if they won. Desires range from buying a PS3 to buying the local candy store.
  • I Was Beaten by a Girl: Kasimar and Wallace were ... more accurately they were beaten by a girl, a child and a sick guy.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Carlton's reason for being scared of pizza.
    Carlton: Pizza has cheese which had milk which comes from cows and I'm scared of cows!
  • In Harmony with Nature: Irene to the point she hugs trees and talks to them.
  • Jerkass: Chris (as per canon), and also Kasimar. Both have been called dicks by other contestants.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Xaria does have a good side under her grumpy outer shell.
  • Justice Will Prevail: Good has beaten Evil most of the time so far, and like Gary says It's karma, no two ways about it. What goes around comes around.
  • Kick the Dog: When Uzuri doesn't get a present from home in the first part of episode twelve Chris jeers and insults her to the point she ran off in tears. Shockingly he basically told Uzuri her own parents don't love her.
  • Kid Hero: Jimmy is only ten years old; he is obviously a protagonist. Likewise Eleanor is twelve and also one of the good guys.
  • Laughably Evil: Wallace, a Card-Carrying Villain and major antagonist, also functions as comic relief.
  • Let Me at Him!: Lavender tries to physically assault Kasimar after he insults her once too often. It takes Xaria and Mable's combined strength to hold her back. note .
  • Living with the Villain: Oscar bunks with Wallace and Kasimar, and not by choice.
  • Lovable Coward: Carlton; you have to feel bad for him that he's scared of pretty much everything.
  • Love Triangle: Spider is in love with Quana while Kasimar is shamelessly and peversely hitting on Quana. Quana hates Kasimar and doesn't actually realise how Spider feels about her.
  • Mama Bear: Quana to Spider, in a way. Recently Spider is showing signs of being a Papa Wolf to Quana because he is starting to fall for her.
  • The Matchmaker: Barney is actively trying to hook up Spider and Quana. Spider is aware of this and takes their advice seriously while Quana has no idea.
  • The Maze: The first challenge was a maze called the Labyrinth Of Despair and was full of traps.
  • Mistaken Age: Uzuri looks very young but is in fact sixteen.
  • Never Accepted in His Hometown: Spider admits people don't give him a chance because of his illnesses. Thankfully, Quana does.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: UZURI hands down. Just look at her drawing of Chris in chapter nineteen.
  • Noodle Incident: Wallace claims his days as an inventor are best left forgotten.
    • What exactly did happen that week Andy was with his cousins. It apparently involved Twilight and was a crazy week.
    • Uzuri's film class project was apparently so scary it made the teacher faint.
    • Jimmy's friend Ted's sports watch was flushed down the toilet so Jimmy, Ted and the others had to go into the sewer to look for it. Jimmy says he doesn't want to get into it.
  • Nice Hat: Barney, Eleanor, Gary, Jimmy and Vinnie. Each has a different styled hat.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Uzuri.
  • Once per Episode: Several. Most obviously Chris demanding a latte.
    • Secondly Wallace cheating at a challenge.
    • And in almost all episodes oh no it's Kasimar, He's a dick!
  • Only Sane Man: Oscar is easily the most normal guy on Team Grenade; then again he is bunking with Carlton, Kasimar and Wallace.
  • Ostentatious Secret: How Vinnie lost his arm. It apparently Involved Easter Eggs, the army and a crashed paint truck.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Xaria ... almost all the time.
  • Pirate: This is Barney's stereotype; he not only dresses like a pirate but he talks like one too. And he's quite hyper.
  • Please Get Off Me: In episode 4 Yessica and Irene fall down the hole trap. Gary and Raven had already fallen in and Irene landed on Gary (more accurately his spine) and Gary asks Irene to please get off him.
  • Plot Allergy: Spider's allergy to apples.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Tabitha is rich to the point of carrying at least $200 dollars around and giving it away as though it were nothing. Of course, she gives it away as a bribe to get somebody to do something she wants done but is unable or unwilling to do herself.
  • Tempting Fate: Kasimar wishes for someone who could be a real challenge to defeat ... could this backfire on him?
  • Unwitting Pawn: Uzuri; she thinks of Tabitha as her best friend when in reality Tabitha is just using her. She was manipulated into manipulating Vinnie to vote off Hector
  • Villain Cred: Wallace worries that his will go down the drain when he helps an old lady across the street in the fear challenge.
  • Villainous Crush: Kasimar leers at Quana.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Tabitha; everyone besides Wallace, Andy, and Hector see her as a kind and thoughtful individual when really she is cruel and an under handed schemer.
  • "What Do They Fear?" Episode: One challenge requires the players to face their phobia objects.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Kasimar again; he's not nice is he? He shamelessly admits to this in episode six.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: "Letterz" is spelled that way in the fic's name.
  • Yellow Snow: A case of the trope and Fridge Logic. Carlton wet himself in fear in the Christmas challenge when there was snow. Where would have loose bits of pee gone? The answer is onto the snow.

     Total Drama Letterama 

  • All Webbed Up: Played for horror when Nakia begins capturing the contestants and interns for her horrible plan.
  • Anti-Hero: Quite a few, given the darker tone of the story. Rheneas (though he tends to be more "Hero" than "Anti") and Jill are the best examples.
  • Arch-Enemy: Kim and Sasha, although initially one-sided.
  • The Atoner: Tabitha.
  • Abusive Parents Tabitha, to a point where it becomes genuinally horrifying and makes her actions from the previous story understandable.
  • Batman Gambit: How Tabitha's parents force her to come out of hiding.
  • Berserk Button: Don't make fun of Donny's height.
  • Bi the Way: Vayvay is bisexual and in the earlier parts of the story she sometimes flirted with Winnie. This stopped when she fell in love with Paul.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Oh, boy... We have Kasimar, Nakia, Kim, Lankston and Tabitha's Parents.
  • Bubble Boy: Paul.
  • The Bully: Quarla.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Opal is the most obvious example, but Vay Vay also qualifies.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Kim. Oh god, Kim. She has a similar strategy to Tabitha in the previous story but is as horrible a person as Kasimar. That is, until you read the Bonus Chapter.
  • Catchphrase: Several characters have one.
    • Tyson- "Totally Awesome"
    • Vayvay: Adding "And all that doo dah" to the end of her sentences.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Midway through the previous story Tabitha said that she stands to lose a lot more if she doesn't win but it isn't explained. In this story though ... it is. See Freudian Excuse below for details.
  • Darker and Edgier: Letterama, while still rated T, is a lot more serious than the mostly light hearted Letterz.
  • Deadpan Snarker: A lot of the characters are this at some point but the biggest examples are Jill (labeled the Sarcastic Chick), Donny, Rheneas and Helen.
  • Disney Villain Death: Subverted with Kasimar, who gets a Disney villain fate worse than death.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Eddie and Sasha were the hosts of the aftermath in the previous season, this time they are contestants.
  • Everythings Better With Chocolate: Tabitha eats chocolate for the first time in episode 16 and goes NUTS on a sugar rush...humorously the challenge becomes trying to catch her.
  • Fantastic Racism: Kim is easily the most racist character in the entire series. In the confessionals, she almost always refers to Sasha as an 'Indian Nigger' and on occasion refers to Opal as a 'chink'.
  • Freudian Excuse: read Total Drama Letterz and you will see Tabitha as a Manipulative Bitch who only cares about money and winning ... this is far from the truth. Turns out it was all a Jerkass Fašade. This was because her Abusive Parents were forcing her to be like that and everytime she failed at ANYTHING they would beat her and usually hospitalize her. All this made her become very insecure about herself and up until episode fourteen she is an emotional wreck who just wants to make things right. Tabitha even admits she was jealous of Uzuri, her former pawn.
    • It is later revealed that Lankston has a similar excuse, as his parents were highly neglective and he nearly died on one occasion because of it.
  • Heroic Fire Rescue: Tabitha does one of these to save Yessica and Uzuri after Kasimar sets the Mess Hall ablaze.
  • Hide Your Lesbians: While played straight for the vast majority fo Total Drama Letters, this time it is averted as Irene's sexuality is much more important to the plot than in the first story.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Averted with Kim; she admits she has slept with fifty guys in the past and is willing to sell away her body to Kasimar in return for him finding her the immunity Idol. However, in the Bonus Chapter, Kim admits in her pre-game tape that she has only had sex three times and has only dated fifteen different guys in the past. She also defines 'sleeping with' in the literal sense and pronounces 'fifteen' like 'fifty.'
  • Human Shield: Tabitha's father uses his own wife as a shield against Rheneas.
  • I Will Tear Your Arms Off: After Tabitha is disowned by her parents, Rheneas promises them that he will do this.
  • Large Ham: Max.
  • The Mute: Yannis.
  • Odd Couple: Cloud Cuckoo Lander Opal and Farm Boy Zed, sarcastic and pink loving Jill and nerdy tech wix Max, and even Pyro Maniac Rheneas and rich girl Tabitha.
  • Redemption Quest: Tabitha goes through one, and eventually succeeds.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Bishop.
  • Sex for Services: Kim gives Kasimar this in return for his services to get her an idol.
  • Shout-Out: Even more than in the first story to things such as TUGS, many obscure video games and even popular cereals.
  • Straw Misogynist: Bishop.
  • Take That: Alice was this to Courtney fans who bothered the author because he despises Courtney from the real show; she was also this to several fan characters he LOATHES.

     Total Drama Letter Starz 

  • The Atoner: Quana has finally realized what a jerk she'd been in previous seasons (Letterz in particular) and seeks to apologize to those she's wronged.
  • Broken Bird: Jimmy, and Irene to a lesser extent.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Barney, Vayvay, and Wallace, of course.
  • Darker and Edgier: Is rated M.
  • Emoticon: Opal ends most of her sentences with these.
  • Human Popsicle: The eventual fate of the eliminated campers, at least on Wawanakwa.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: For all the players to an extent, except for previous winners Spider and Vayvay.
  • Satellite Character: This story seeks to avert previous examples of this trope by separating many previously-established couples by putting them in different teams. Opal/Zed and Eleanor/Jimmy are the only couples where both members are on the same team.
    • Yessica actually invokes averting this by bragging about all her accomplishments that don't involve Irene.
  • The Strategist: Many contestants take up this role right off the bat, including but not limited to Eddie, Hector, Lankston, Lavender, and Tabitha.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: If the preview is anything to go by, Lavender. Not that she was particularly nice in the first place.
    • Subverted in that she's actually less hostile than before but is treated as a villain by the other campers anyway.
    • Similarly to Lavender, Gary was never the nicest guy before, but in the first episode he was outright rude and spiteful, particularly to Raven.
    • Due to the traumatic events in Letterama, Sasha became darker and VERY unforgiving of Kim.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Kim, while a foul-mouthed Deadpan Snarker, is much nicer this time around, and admits that her actions in Letterama have alienated many of the others, especially Sasha.
    • Nakia is revealed to have had a no-medication clause similar to Kim, for various chemical imbalances. A combination of her medications and the death of her mother due to her actions in Letterama make her much friendlier this time around.


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