- Abandon Shipping: Sorry Gwen/Duncan fans but they break up in this story. It's because during an attack Gwen found out the Duncan only dated her to get back at Courtney.
- Crowning Moment of Awesome: Many.
- Crowning Moment of Funny: It is a crossover with Total Drama, and the parts with the actual show is dipped with Original Flavor.
- Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Several examples, such as Gwen and Trent coming to terms with each other, Duncan properly apologizing to Courtney to cheer her up when she came to Lyoko for the first time, followed by Alejandro offering Heather a second chance.
- Aelita taking the Lyoko gang to a carnival before the climactic battle with XANA.
- Draco in Leather Pants: Definitely not the worst case for the character (and his personality is left intact), but Alejandro is given quite the Freudian Excuse here.
- Elimination Houdini: Lindsay twice, thanks to Chris's usual way of handling the show and a return to the past. Though in this case, given that Lindsay was the only Team Victory member who wasn't a Lyoko Warrior, it turns out to be a good thing.
- Fan-Preferred Couple: The author does ship Courtney and Duncan in the story, but as shown in Lord Maximus's previous story Don't you Care Anymore, he is being careful in untangling the red string that bound Gwen and Duncan, is well-aware of the issues of the Duncney relationship and doesn't jump to anything too soon... which is more than what could be said for how the three are usually handled in fanfics.
- Foe Yay: Lilith and Noah, of all people.
- Iron Woobie: Aelita may have lost all of her friends and her father's sacrifice has amounted to nothing, but that's not going to stop her from finishing XANA once and for all.
- Magnificent Bastard: Bonus points for XANA in that he ousts the Total Drama poster-boy Magnificent Bastard with rather little effort.
- Squick: Do you want to know why Courtney's afraid of green jelly?
- Also the time when Gwen was infected with XANA's virus. The results were... decidedly unpleasant.
- Blade's true form.
- Tear Jerker: Alejandro's backstory; Duncan's counts as well. There's also how Franz Hopper's Heroic Sacrifice turned out to be fruitless and how Aelita's friends were taken away from her.
- The Woobie: The "Deal With the Devil" arc is when the story goes deeper into Darker and Edgier territory, where XANA makes almost every contestant go through their worst memories in a simulation bubble. Alejandro, Duncan, Courtney, and Sierra are given some particularly heavy material.
YMMV / Code: Total Drama Reality
The YMMV tropes in Code: Total Drama Reality are: