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YMMV: Total Drama Letterz
  • Acceptable Targets: People with red hair; Kasimar thinks so anyway. Of course, Lavender can, and will, fight back.
    • Overweight people in Chris's point of view: he singles out Hector a few times.
    • Twilight is probably the most spat-upon thing in the series.
    • In fact, like stated on the main page, a lot of the author's likes/dislikes are shared by the cast.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Word of God says that Kim's lack of backstory was because he wanted the reader to draw their own conclusions over how she came to be the monster that she is.
  • Arc Fatigue: The huge number of subplots in Letterama (Carlton's desire to be more confident, Nakia's final stretches into insanity, the impending Rheneas vs Barrington duel, the alliance war between Opal and Lankston and Lankston's Heel-Face Turn are the big ones) cause the plot to drag on.
  • Base Breaker: Vayvay, Kim and Jimmy.
  • Broken Base: Over whether Vayvay deserved to win Letterama or not.
  • Cargo Ship: Daisy x Blue Jelly
  • Complete Monster: Pokey, better known to the cast by his nickname Kasimar; he has no problems hurting children (and giving them concussions) or sexually harassing girls (which he considers sex objects) and choosing victims who can't beat him. He even breaks both of Gary's legs and shows no remorse for the act; he actually thought it was funny. His label has been updated to ''the complete monster''.
    • Kasimar: I'm big and you're small and you can't do a thing about it!''
    • Nakia is a sadistic Alpha Bitch who desires to harm Spider simply because he has bad hair. Some of her atrocities include ordering the elimination of Uzuri, breaking Barney's leg after he had saved her from falling, and attacking Spider with a pipe hoping to cripple him. She only gets worse in the sequel, where she brutally insults Vayvay and ultimately tries to murder everyone on the show all because of a petty grudge.
    • Kim is a racist Distaff Counterpart to Kasimar and a stark contrast to Tabitha. While the former rarely hurt her fellow campers directly and was just trying to please her parents, Kim is a sadist that loves making her fellow campers suffer. Pretending to be Sasha's best friend, she writes a horrific hate letter towards her, then frames Yannis for said crime, all the while taking pleasure in watching her cry and Winnie being heartbroken over his elimination. She then sabotages her own team to get Max eliminated, and conspires with Kasimar to set the Mess Hall on fire and burn Sasha alive.
    • Gerald and Peyton Barrington, otherwise known as Tabitha's parents. While there were hints that they weren't the loving parents they should have been, just how horrible they were wasn't seen until Total Drama Letterama. It turns out they are Abusive Parents Up to Eleven, who would torture and hospitalize Tabitha for losing class president by .4% and are responsible for what she had done last season. Tabitha's father even freely admits they had hired assassins to murder rival businessmen.
  • Crazy Awesome: Barney, Uzuri
  • Designated Protagonist Syndrome: Both of the winners end up being this for different reasons. Spider, while a decent character, has nothing going for him outside of his illness. The same problem happens with Vayvay because of being a major Cloudcuckoolander 90% of the time.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: A lot of Kasimar's "humor".
  • Elimination Houdini: It's likely that when every new elimination chapter is posted you'll be wishfully thinking this is FINALLY the episode where Kasimar gets voted off ... instead it's somebody else (possible a fan favorite) and you're left thinking, 'why won't this hellion just '''lose''' already?'
    • This is lampshaded somewhat during his elimination, where the audience is led to believe that Eleanor would end up being eliminated instead. Thankfully, Jimmy would not allow it.
    • Rheneas and Lankston post-merge in Letterama. Partially due to Lankston's plans and Rheneas' immunity wins, and partially because Opal continually screwing up with her strategy.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Xaria. To the point where the author actually had her go farther in the story than originally planned.
  • Evil Is Cool: Tabitha and Lankston aren't exactly evil, but they sure as hell pull off some dark moves like bosses.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Kasimar, Kim, Tabitha pre-Heel-Face Turn, Nakia.
  • Foe Yay: Oscar and Lavender are a bit obsessed with getting rid of Kasimar. For what it's worth, Kasimar has a similar obsession with getting under their skin. He even flirts with Lavender a few times. And don't get me started with Spider and Nakia...
    • There's also Kim's obsession with Sasha...
    • Alice and Bishop at some point stopped being subtext, and started being text.
  • Fridge Horror: Don't think too hard about some of the things Kasimar says. Seriously.
    • Also Zita's fear challenge. Staying in a burning building. If the flames didn't kill her then she'd have been eliminated and in hospital because of smoke inhalation; it could have given her problems for life. At least she lived.
    • And Kasimar saying he wouldn't mind being alone with Quana; considering his personality it couldn't be anything good. Creepy.
  • Ho Yay: Andy and Barney, Carlton and Wallace, Lankston and Rheneas, Paul and Yannis.
    • Les Yay: Lavender and Tabitha, the author even planned for Lavender to have a crush on her in some early drafts. Vayvay and Winnie, but that more joking than teasing.
  • Humor Dissonance: In-universe, Jimmy's jokes cause listeners to go into hysterics. To the reader though... not so much.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Very arguably, Kim. She is disowned by her parents (who she appears to have loved, is put in juvenile hall, is implied to have been raped, and is beaten mercilessly to the point of being put in a semi-comatose state, and the only ones who actually feel bad are Rheneas and Vayvay.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Tabitha, Kim and Lankston.
  • Moe: Raven. However she's now past the point of being a moe and no longer stutters.
    • Other examples are Winnie, Uzuri, Vay Vay, Eleanor and Sasha.
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • Kasimar goes from just plain nasty to a flatout psychopath when Tabitha pays him $200 to get rid of Gary.. Kasimar does so and not only leaves Gary with two broken legs but he enjoyed doing it. And when asked if he felt any remorse for the deed he just laughed and said no.
      • And if that didn't convince you, he later kills one of Eleanor's baby ferrets for a sick thrill.
    • Kim also gets one when he writes a horrible hate letter to Sasha...and then frames Yannis for the crime so that he would get eliminated and throw the other campers off her trail.
    • Nakia tossing Barney off a great height and getting his leg broken.
    • Tabitha's parents ultimately cross this when they disown her.
      • Her old man manages to tick Rheneas off even further by using his wife as a Human Shield.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped:
    • Amusing Injuries are not as amusing as they seem.
    • Despite all of the weird shit that happens in this series, there is a strong message about the need for parental figures in a child's life.
    • The Cycle of Revenge is also a discussed topic, especially in Nakia's story.
    • Cheating is never ok. Even if you do it to one of the bad guys, it's still bad.
  • Squick: In-universe, Kim having sex with Kasimar.
  • The Scrappy: Daisy is an in-universe example, to the point where she is eliminated as soon as she returns to the island.
  • Unpopular Popular Character: Uzuri is considered creepy by a few, but the fans really like her.
  • Villain Sue: Tabitha pretty much got everything to go her way in Letterz. No one suspected her, not even Barney and Lavender.
    • Kasimar as well. Seeing him constantly avoid elimination, and have a huge hand in eliminating several others got annoying quick.
    • Kim is a subversion. While the others took a long time to figure her out, a few of her more long-term plans (particularly those involving Eddie and Sasha) were shot to hell.
  • The Woobie: Spider. He always has an illness of some kind. Thankfully, he eventually recovered.
    • Carlton. He's afraid of everything.
    • Raven, considering how she and her boyfriend were eliminated.
    • Opal, who got her verbal tic from her abusive ex-boyfriend.
    • Tabitha, once her backstory is revealed.

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