YMMV / Total Drama Tokyo

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Chris is more of a Lazy Bum and a Deadpan Snarker than the Jerkass he is in canon Total Drama.
  • Base Breaker: Puck. He is commonly known as either a hilarious and comedic character, or extremely annoying and a nuisance who stayed past his welcome. Of course, there's also a camp who thinks he's only funny when interacting with Wolfgang.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Layla WINNING, and realizing that she doesn't need Charles to get work done. Then, she proceeds to make amends with the contestants she was rude to earlier in the season.
    • Also, Ari giving Tolkien a kiss on the cheek and her rare trading card at her (first) elimination ceremony.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Layla was loved for her hilarious interactions with Charles and the other characters along with her Character Development.
    • Flora maybe the biggest Ensemble Darkhorse in the series, rivaling only Chelsey and Layla. Many readers loved her kind nature and her being a parody of the cliche boring character.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Layla. She seems to be depressed, despite how rich she is, but is so unpleasant that one forgets this.
  • Memetic Badass: Mr. Dave Chapman.
  • Memetic Mutation: The "beans and cornbread" scene.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Estrella. Yeesh...
  • The Scrappy: Gail, due to having a label that had nothing to do with her personality ("The Animal Lover") and repeatedly yelling at Ensemble Darkhorse Flora for being boring, despite being commonly known as the most boring character in the story herself. A reader's comment is below:
    I loved the characters (except Gail), they were all so unique (except Gail) and every single one had some hilarious moments (except Gail).
    • Though after the story ended Gail started gaining an ironic love and became a common joke amongst readers, becoming an Ensemble Darkhorse of her own, though still not to the level of Flora.
  • The Woobie:
    • Delia, mostly after reading her biography.
    • Charles (for the various stuff he has to go through to cater to Layla) and Tolkien (due to being rejected by girls, namely Ari and Roz, frequently) are also both occasionally considered to be this.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Word of God says that Neal, being based on the author's favorite character from Freaks and Geeks, was supposed to be just like him and make it far, with funny lines and possibly the ventriloquist plot. But the many other interesting characters on his team made it hard to develop him, and he ended up mostly being under the radar, OOC, and eliminated early.
    • Wolfgang and Flora were also prone to this, however both returned for Total Drama Superstar Showdown and have improved on their previous placings.
    • Isabel and Vivienne are two characters with an amount of fans but who ultimately don't get as much of focus or development with their stories (Isabel possibly being smart and Vivienne's desire for romance and relationship with Kai) as other characters. Not helped in that they're the first two eliminated in the merge.

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