A pair of Total Drama Island fanfictions by Frank15 that are considered by some in the Total Drama fandom to be second best or even better than Total Drama Comeback Series.The first story, "Total Drama Chris", has the contestants return for a second season of Total Drama where one of them wins $1,000,000. There are new teams such as The Screaming Pansies and The Killer Chrises and certain friendships, conflicts, and relationships are given some development. There's even a Total Drama Aftermath-like show called Total Drama Izzy. A lot of contestants have some time in the limelight but arguably there are three Break Out Characters: Lindsay, Katie, and Heather. Lindsay is intent on proving that she's not just another Dumb Blonde, Katie is shown to actually be quite smart and independent, and Heather also comes back in hopes of seeking redemption and making some friends.The sequel, "Total Drama Alphabet, is hosted by Izzy and Bridgette and features twenty-six new contestants (one for each letter of the alphabet), that can be found on the author's Deviantart account Total-Drama-Alphabet here. The story is ongoing.
Bait and Switch: The contestants on Total Drama Alphabet are clearly being set up for a Phobia Factor-like challenge, where the interns are forcing them to reveal their fears, mostly by using drinks laced with truth serum.
However, as it turns out, the contestants are really going to be scaring the interns.
Bluffing TheSmug Snake: This is how Justin gets eliminated in TD Chris: Cody accuses them of what they actually did, then pulls out a tape. They immediately go after them, after which Cody mocks them for going through all that effort just to snag a blank tape — and why would they do that, unless they were afraid that it proved what they'd just been accused of?
Darker and Edgier: Chris has a personal vendetta against several campers. People are hurt, sometimes very seriously, in the name of getting 'revenge' — and this is carried at times to the point where some are even willing to attempt murder. Racism is directly addressed, along with other unfortunate stereotypes.
Negative: Chris ramps his abuse of his position as show host Up to Eleven and flagrantly tries to bend the rules in his own contract to give himself even more control.
Positive: Chris' superiors at the network override several of his demands and abuses, resulting in the Aftermath-like Total Drama Izzy and aiding Izzy as a Spanner in the Works of Chris' scheming. By the end of Total Drama Chris, they're so sick of Chris' drama that they drop him like a bad habit.
Freudian Excuse: Harold despises Lindsay due to one of these: she reminds him of Autumn, a Dumb Blonde who humiliated him after their date went badly. According to him, anyway.
Leshawna also turns out to have a big motivation for despising people like Heather: she used to be friends with a girl named Madison until Madison's racist mother found out she was black and got a restraining order against her. Years later, they ended up attending the same high school; sadly, Madison had become an Alpha Bitch by that point and went out of her way to torment Leshawna, egged on by racist teachers.
Groin Attack: Several. Part of the reason Chris develops such a hate-on for Katie is her landing one of these on him while humiliating him in an early episode.
Heroic Sacrifice: Considering whom she was dealing, Rachel had to perform one to keep Katrina in the game.
Hide Your Lesbians: Averted with Nicole (with hilarious results when Todd tried to hit on her) and Rain.
Hoist by His Own Petard: Chris; just as he tries to find loopholes to inflict more pain on the contestants and eliminate who he wants to see gone, so too do the contestants find and exploit loopholes in his poorly thought-out challenges. And it's a loophole in his contract that allows his producers to fire him at the end of TD Chris.
Humiliation Conga: Day 5 outlines one: Heather was invited to the prom, only to be stood up by her date, who was actually dating her former best friend. Another former friend of hers whom she'd tormented for being a lesbian invites her to dance, only for both of them to draw further mocking.
Irony: Lampshaded throughout Day 8 of TD Chris; particularly ironic comments are followed by an innocently oblivious Lindsay rambling on to the Confession Cam about how her maid is good at making everything "nice and irony".
Naturally, Chris engages in this himself. While his contract keeps him from rigging the vote to eliminate any competitors he dislikes or directly interfering with challenges, he eggs on other contestants to do his dirty work. Ultimately turned against him by the network when they use a loophole in his contract to fire him at the end of Total Drama Chris.
Chris and Justin both expect to benefit from this. Chris constantly orders the film crew to "edit out" any unflattering moments, while the latter gives a Hannibal Lecture about how they'll be edited to look like the victim while their victims are made into the bad guys, thanks to their 'connections'.
Meaningful Name: According to Chris, the team names were meant to be meaningful: he deliberately filled the Killer Chrises with who he saw as the strongest players, expecting the Screaming Pansies to get the tar whupped out of them. Towards the ending, this takes on a different meaning: the fact that the Killer Chrises only start surviving after they've been reduced to the two members he outright hates completely kills what's left of Chris' cool.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Katie accidentally causes Sadie's elimination by pressuring Noah to vote for them after a fight... and forgetting to tell him to change his vote to someone else after they make up.
Not So Different: Leshawna and Heather. Which foreshadows Leshawna's attempts to become The Atoner after she goes too far in TD Chris.
Now or Never Kiss: Eva and Cody get one during the 'Fear Multiple' challenge. Played with via another couple, Noah and Katie, who only kiss after the danger has passed.
Katie: "Aww. That would be so sweet if we weren't about to all die."
Odd Friendship: Linsay became best friends with Courtney and Heather of all people.
One Steve Limit: Averted and commented on; while comparing notes about their backstories, the campers are surprised at how many evil Jewels there apparently are.
Straw Misogynist: Invoked when the campers have to Cosplay as each other: Justin is assigned Ezekiel, and takes advantage of this to gleefully spout the most sexist rhetoric he can come up with. Chris also gleefully encourages sexist comments, though it's unclear whether he actually believes this or is just trying to stir up yet more trouble; either way, it fits with his higher level of Jerkass.
Tempting Fate: Izzy letting Sierra in the island during the second season reminds the readers of this.
Thirteen Is Unlucky: Total Drama Alphabet's cast, surprisingly enough, does not include anyone whose name begins with the letter M. And since M is the thirteenth letter of the alphabet... Although this is remedied later on in the story with Mallory's arrival.
Token Minority Couple: Isis from Alphabet ships Stephanie/Quincy (despite herself having feelings for Quincy)
Trial Balloon Question: TD Chris, Day 7: After being threatened with exposure, Leshawna tries asking Gwen how she'd react if someone else was responsible for posting her diary page everywhere. Gwen, naturally, doesn't respond well.
Gwen also has one, when she discovers that everyone voted against her, to her own safety.
Chris goes into an ever-larger, ever more insane one throughout TD Chris, with several meltdowns and tantrums along the way, culminating in completely losing his job at the end thanks to the producers exploiting a loophole in his contract.
What Could Have Been: Author's notes at the end of each 'episode' reveal how the order of elimination was changed, as well as alluding to how these changes had different effects on the series.
What the Hell, Hero?: Noah badmouthing Katie in her front, without feeling remorse. It was a challenge, but still...