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* FatalMethodActing: One contestant ends up genuinely murdered while the cameras are still rolling.

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* [[invoked]] FatalMethodActing: One contestant ends up genuinely murdered ''genuinely murdered'' while the cameras are still rolling.

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* FatalMethodActing: One contestant ends up genuinely murdered while the cameras are still rolling.


''Legacy'' is a WhatIf story by [[http://totaldramaislandfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/User:Gideoncrawle Gideoncrawle]], set in the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' universe. The author calls it a ShortStory, although its length of about 10,000 words and multi-chapter layout qualify it as a {{Novelette}} or even a {{Novella}} by some definitions.

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''Legacy'' is a WhatIf story by [[http://totaldramaislandfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/User:Gideoncrawle [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4657306/Gideoncrawle Gideoncrawle]], set in the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' universe. The author calls it a ShortStory, although its length of about 10,000 words and multi-chapter layout qualify it as a {{Novelette}} or even a {{Novella}} by some definitions.



''Legacy'' is on [[FanficRecs/TotalDrama TV Tropes' list of recommended fanfics]] for ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''. Interested parties can read the story [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9199835/1/Legacy here]] or [[http://totaldramaislandfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/Legacy here]].

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''Legacy'' is on [[FanficRecs/TotalDrama TV Tropes' list of recommended fanfics]] for ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''. Interested parties can read the story [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9199835/1/Legacy here]] or [[http://totaldramaislandfanfiction.wikia.fandom.com/wiki/Legacy here]].

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* SleeperHit: In-universe, Katie and Sadie's "guest alumnae" appearance is an unexpected hit with the contestants and the viewing audience alike. Over the next few seasons, this unlooked for success nets them multiple guest appearances on the show, then full-time salaried positions on the show's staff, and finally speculation that they are being groomed to take over the show as the new hosts.


''Legacy'' is a ď[[WhatIf what if]]Ē story by [[http://totaldramaislandfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/User:Gideoncrawle Gideoncrawle]], set in the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' universe. The author calls it a {{short story}}, although its length of about 10,000 words and multi-chapter layout qualify it as a {{novelette}} or even a {{novella}} by some definitions.

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''Legacy'' is a ď[[WhatIf what if]]Ē WhatIf story by [[http://totaldramaislandfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/User:Gideoncrawle Gideoncrawle]], set in the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' universe. The author calls it a {{short story}}, ShortStory, although its length of about 10,000 words and multi-chapter layout qualify it as a {{novelette}} {{Novelette}} or even a {{novella}} {{Novella}} by some definitions.



''Legacy'' is on [[FanficRecs/TotalDrama TV Tropesí list of recommended fanfics]] for ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''. Interested parties can read the story [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9199835/1/Legacy here]] or [[http://totaldramaislandfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/Legacy here]].

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''Legacy'' is on [[FanficRecs/TotalDrama TV Tropesí Tropes' list of recommended fanfics]] for ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''. Interested parties can read the story [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9199835/1/Legacy here]] or [[http://totaldramaislandfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/Legacy here]].

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even ''[[BigBad Chris]]'' is horrified and heartbroken over [[spoiler:Gwen's death]].


* LampshadedTheObscureReference: Trent identifies ''[[Theatre/UtopiaLimited Utopia, Limited]]''--one of the least known of the Creator/GilbertAndSullivan operettas--only as "some old musical". The narrative expressly notes that [[http://math.boisestate.edu/gas/utopia/webop/ul021.html the song]] from ''Utopia, Limited'' that became the basis for Trentís [[GriefSong tribute song]] is quite obscure.

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* LampshadedTheObscureReference: Trent identifies ''[[Theatre/UtopiaLimited Utopia, Limited]]''--one of the least known of the Creator/GilbertAndSullivan operettas--only as "some old musical". The narrative expressly notes that [[http://math.boisestate.edu/gas/utopia/webop/ul021.[[http://gsarchive.net/utopia/webop/ul021.html the song]] from ''Utopia, Limited'' that became the basis for Trentís [[GriefSong tribute song]] is quite obscure.



* NoOSHACompliance: Played with and ultimately defied. It takes a contestant's death and the enactment of a "memorial" law to clearly establish that reality show contestants are to be considered employees for the purpose of applying workplace safety regulations.
* NonGameplayElimination: Three contestants are eliminated thusly:

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* NoOSHACompliance: Played with and ultimately defied. It takes a contestant's death and the enactment of a "memorial" law to clearly establish that reality show contestants are to be considered employees for the purpose of applying workplace safety regulations.
* NonGameplayElimination: Three contestants are eliminated thusly:by means other than the normal [[VotedOffTheIsland vote]]:



* NoOSHACompliance: Played with and ultimately defied. It takes a contestant's death and the enactment of a "memorial" law to clearly establish that reality show contestants are to be considered employees for the purpose of applying workplace safety regulations.



* ShoutOut: Chapter 4 contains references to the Creator/GilbertAndSullivan operetta, ''Theatre/UtopiaLimited'', a song from which is the basis for Trentís [[GriefSong tribute song]].
** ShoutOut/ToShakespeare: Chapter 2 [[{{Epigraph}} starts with a quote]] from ''Theatre/RichardII''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
** Chapter 2 [[{{Epigraph}} starts with a quote]] from the [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] play, ''Theatre/RichardII''.
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Chapter 4 contains references to the Creator/GilbertAndSullivan operetta, ''Theatre/UtopiaLimited'', a song from which is the basis for Trentís [[GriefSong tribute song]].
** ShoutOut/ToShakespeare: Chapter 2 [[{{Epigraph}} starts with a quote]] from ''Theatre/RichardII''.
song]].



* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: In-universe, Trent tweaks an obscure Creator/GilbertAndSullivan song [[note]][[http://math.boisestate.edu/gas/utopia/webop/ul021.html "A Wonderful Joy Our Eyes To Bless"]] from ''Theatre/UtopiaLimited''[[/note]] for his tribute song, albeit not to get around copyright because the song was already in the public domain. He writes his own verses but makes only minor changes to the refrain and the tune.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: In-universe, Trent tweaks an obscure Creator/GilbertAndSullivan song [[note]][[http://math.boisestate.edu/gas/utopia/webop/ul021.[[note]][[http://gsarchive.net/utopia/webop/ul021.html "A Wonderful Joy Our Eyes To Bless"]] from ''Theatre/UtopiaLimited''[[/note]] for his tribute song, albeit not to get around copyright because the song was already in the public domain. He writes his own verses but makes only minor changes to the refrain and the tune.

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* TitleDropChapter: The final chapter is titled "Legacy". This chapter elaborates on the titular legacy, revealed in the previous chapter's closing WhamLine.


''Legacy'' is on [[FanficRecs/TotalDrama TV Tropesí list of recommended fanfics]] for ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''. Interested parties can read the story [[http://totaldramaislandfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/Legacy here]].

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''Legacy'' is on [[FanficRecs/TotalDrama TV Tropesí list of recommended fanfics]] for ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''. Interested parties can read the story [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9199835/1/Legacy here]] or [[http://totaldramaislandfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/Legacy here]].


* {{Novelette}}: Technically, although the author considers it a [[ShortStory short story]].



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Chef Hatchet as time goes on, eventually [[RedemptionPromotion becoming the show's host in Season 6.]]

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* TrophyWife: Duncan jokingly suggests that Heather's current job description is "trophy wife" because she's a beautiful woman who does not work outside the house, and because her husband is a successful businessman nearly ten years older than she. Heather allows that Duncan's assessment is not unreasonable, although her age difference to her husband is less than is typical for trophy wives.


--->'''Heather:''' How long has it been? Ten years?
--->'''Duncan:''' Ten years ago today, may she rest in peace.
--->'''Heather:''' That wasnít really what I meant, but... But, yeah. Poor [[spoiler:Gwen]].

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--->'''Heather:''' -->'''Heather:''' How long has it been? Ten years?
--->'''Duncan:''' -->'''Duncan:''' Ten years ago today, may she rest in peace.
--->'''Heather:''' -->'''Heather:''' That wasnít really what I meant, but... But, yeah. Poor [[spoiler:Gwen]].


* LiteraryAllusionTitle: Chapter 4, which marks the end of the [[{{Flashback}} flashbacks]], is titled, "[[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Back To the Present]]".

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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: Chapter 4, which marks the end of the [[{{Flashback}} flashbacks]], {{flashback}}s, is titled, "[[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Back To the Present]]".


* LiteraryAllusionTitle: Chapter 4, which marks the end of the [[{{Flashback}} flashbacks]], is titled, "[[Film/BackToTheFuture Back To the Present]]".

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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: Chapter 4, which marks the end of the [[{{Flashback}} flashbacks]], is titled, "[[Film/BackToTheFuture "[[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Back To the Present]]".

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