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    Alejandro 
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The Arch Villain

"Watch out, Total Drama nerds. This new guy is going all the way to the top."

Voiced by: Marco Grazzini (World Tour), Keith Oliver (while trapped in the Drama Machine), Alex House (All-Stars)

Teams: Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot, Villainous Vultures, Team Jafar, Team Wonder

Alejandro moved from Spain when he was a young boy. He expects nothing but the best for himself, because he was raised to never expect any less.

His father was an important diplomat. From him, Alejandro learned about diplomacy at a young age, knowing when to say the right things to the right people at the right time all the time. While his mother spoiled him, she also raised him to be a gentleman.

The youngest of three brothers, Alejandro always had a competitive rivalry with them. He has always been very skilled at not just sports, but music, art, hypnosis (learned from his uncle), juggling and ventriloquism. All that, plus his picky eating habits, have given Alejandro a rock-hard body and the good looks to go with it.

On the outside, Alejandro is polite and cordial, especially with the ladies (they go nuts around him). The inside is a true competitor whose only cares about total victory. That's why when Chris McLean was auditioning for Total Drama Dirtbags, Alejandro jumped on board.

He finds out later that Chris used him to test the contestants from Total Drama Island, but was offered a spot on Total Drama World Tour as a way to make it up to him.

  • Always Someone Better: His big brother José, who had beaten him in practically everything since they were kids. However, Alejandro finally manages to gain the upper hand on him during the All-Stars boxing challenge.
  • A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: It takes a while for the other contestants to catch onto his manipulative ways.
  • The Beast Master: He's very good at controlling wild animals, even Ezekiel in his feral state, at least until 'Zeek and Ye Shall Find'.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Heather.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Doesn't like being called nicknames (especially 'Al').
    • Hates it when people bring up his brother José.
    • Calling any aspect of Heather unattractive is a surefire way to get a No Holds Barred Beat Down from him, as José finds out in "Suckers Punched".
  • Bilingual Bonus: His last name means "dead donkey." Yeah.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: His title is "The Arch Villain".
  • The Charmer: He's so likable the other contestants—especially the girls—need to repeatedly remind themselves that he's evil.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper:
  • The Chessmaster: He has been the almighty puppetmaster since he first joined the cast, and has been pulling at everyone's strings all the way to the end. Which is very symbolically well put in his Villain Song This Is How We Will End It.
  • Chick Magnet: To the point where he was able to manipulate virtually every female character in the season.
  • Crying Wolf: Due to his history as a Manipulative Bastard, no one believes him when he tries to warn the other contestants about Mal in All-Stars.
  • Dashing Hispanic: Effectively replacing former eye-candy Justin. Every girl wants him, even if it means cheating on their own relationships. In fact it is so effective that it still exerts influence on girls even when he has revealed his true nature and betrayed them, and girls have to constantly remind themselves that he's evil.
  • Elimination Houdini: Invoked. He has evaded otherwise certain elimination twice, once in World Tour he was saved by Sierra blowing up the plane and another in All-Stars where he steals an Invincibility Statue from Heather.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: In spite of everything that's happened between them (including him eliminating Heather as revenge for the humiliation he suffered during the finale of World Tour), it's clear that Alejandro loves Heather to the point that calling any aspect of her unattractive is a major Berserk Button of his.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite being a villain, Alejandro dislikes the idea of senseless violence and occasionally shows genuine concern over wounded or otherwise incapacitated contestants. In accordance with this, he's expressed horror and disgust at the cruelty of some of his fellow antagonists.
    Alejandro: (to Chris) You are pure evil!
    Alejandro: Mal does not belong in juvie...he belongs in jail!
  • Even the Guys Want Him: To the point that Tyler (who is very much in love with his girlfriend Lindsay) enters a panicked bout of Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today? if Alejandro so much as touches him.
  • Everyone Can See It: His feelings for Heather became rather obvious later on.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: His voice is noticeably higher in All-Stars paralleling how significantly less evil he is this season, although this may not have been intentional, as it was due to his VA being replaced.
  • Eviler Than Thou:
    • In his debut he declares that he's so evil that even Heather seems like a saint when compared to him. He's correct for the most part, but his underestimation of Heather's ruthlessness would eventually lead to his defeat in the World Tour finale.
    • He ultimately realizes that Mal is even more evil than himself in All-Stars, which leads him to become an Anti-Hero for one episode as he attempts to warn the others of the greater evil.
  • Evil vs. Evil:
  • Eyepatch of Power: He gets one of these in the episode where they go to the Amazon.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's very nice and charming... until he's alone in the confessional and shows his true colors.
  • Freudian Excuse: His father taught him how to be manipulative, his mother taught him how to win over girls, and his older brother's mocking him gave him his obsessive, competitive nature.
  • Friend to All Living Things: (That is until they out live their usefulness and he betrays them). But he does seem to have a way with animals.
  • Graceful Loser: Subverted; while he is still annoyed that he gets voted off in All-Stars, he still wishes to warn the others about Mal's presence.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Although he didn't technically turn good in All-Stars Alejandro's focus shifted from winning the game to simply outlasting Heather. Once this goal is achieved, he drops his villain-status in favor of trying to convince everyone that there's a greater threat looming, Mal. Unfortunately, his reputation as a liar precedes him, so everyone assumes he's just making stuff up.
  • Humiliation Conga: Okay let's go down the list, he's about to win by tossing the sacrifice into the volcano, he sees Heather cry out in frustration, Alejandro gets Heather to admit she loves him, he admits the same, we have swelling music, real CMOHW, then *BAM!* a kiwi shot by Heather, who then pushes Alejandro down the volcano on a block of ice. When he reaches the bottom he is trampled by everyone running away from the eruption, he is caught in the lava flow, and after the end credits he's put in the Robot from Celebrity Manhunt Special to become "Darth Alejandro". Damn...
  • I Can't Feel My Legs: Being in that robot for a season kind of made his legs numb.
  • I Meant to Do That: Whenever Alejandro screws up, or loses, he'll give a long winded explanation how it was all according to plan.
  • Kick the Dog: Seriously, tricking DJ into believing his curse was lifted to have him regain his confidence, only to knock him back down, and rigging the course so he'd lose because he had outlived his usefulness? Harsh, man.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While Heather, Justin and Courtney are far from saints, Alejandro can be considered the first truly evil contestant. He's also been shown to be much more competent than them. With him being the first antagonist to eliminate over half the cast, and make it to the final two. Even in All-Stars, he still shows that he will do anything to win.
  • Lack of Empathy: He shows zero remorse for the horrible things he does until "Awwwwww, Drumheller".
    Chris: Alejandro found a tremor in his tiny black heart.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Despite all his manipulations with the female contestants, it later became obvious that Alejandro was genuinely falling in love with Heather.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After manipulating the girls for most of the season, he ultimately loses because he allows HIS feelings to be manipulated.
  • Latin Lover
  • Leitmotif: A latin theme tune.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: His tactic for eliminating several of the females. And then he himself fell victim to this in "Hawaiian Punch".
  • Manipulative Bastard: The only eliminations that Alejandro didn't have a hand in during World Tour were Ezekiel, Lindsay, Izzy, Sierra, and Heather's. He also manipulated Courtney and tried to get rid of Gwen, despite not being the direct cause of their eliminations, and makes up for his failure to eliminate Heather by making it his only goal in All-Stars.
  • Moral Event Horizon: In-universe example, none of the other players (except Courtney) liked him anymore after he threw Cody to the sharks.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Has anyone counted how many times he's ripped off his shirt? See Shirtless Scene below.
  • Muppet Cameo: During "This is How We Will End It", he controls a Muppet version of himself.
  • Nominal Hero: In "The Obsta-kill Course", he tries to take down Mal, but only to further his own agenda.
  • Overly Long Tongue: In "Hawaiian Punch", when he decides to kiss his pineapple-dummy. No wonder Heather looked so freaked out when he kissed her.
  • Pec Flex: In the confessional in "Chinese Fake-Out."
  • Picky Eater: Shown as a weakness in "Chinese Fake-Out." He tries to use Courtney to get around it until he gets caught.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Alejandro repeatedly acts kindly towards and protects his teammates—not because he cares, but because he needs them alive... for now.
  • Punny Name: Possibly. As pointed out on the WMG page, "Burromuerto" combined with the nickname "Al" might be a reference to a Spanish saying about not having glory when you die.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: In the canon ending of World Tour.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to his brother Jose's blue, as reflected by their shirt colors.
  • Romantic False Lead: To Geoff/Bridgette, Tyler/Lindsay, and Harold/Leshawna.
  • Schemer
  • Shirtless Scene: He lends his shirt to Bridgette in "Anything Yukon Do, I Can Do Better", and rips it off for no apparent reason at the start of the "Sweden Sour" challenge, much to Heather and Courtney's joy, and Duncan's confusion, though Sierra remains unaffected due to being Cody-sexual.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Heather when they finally get together in the All-Stars finale.
  • Silly Walk: He uses his hands for movement in All-Stars, that is until he gets voted off, in which point he drops the act, stands up, and walks to Heather, and he uses the immunity idol he stole from her, eliminating Heather in his place.
  • Smug Snake: And how!
  • Soul Patch Of Evil
  • Spanner in the Works: He is this to Mal when he creates a DVD of him committing evil acts and hides it in the hotel for someone to find (which Zoey eventually does).
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Aside from the usual suspects, he is one the most focused-on contestants in World Tour. A lot of this can be blamed on the fact that he's Heather's long awaited canonical love interest.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Justin, except unlike the Brainless Beauty, Alejandro is actually smart.
  • Tempting Fate: "I demand to get what I deserve!"
  • Token Evil Teammate: On Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He really doesn't like being called Al. It all comes to a head in the season three finale, where it's revealed his deep hatred for being called Al is related to the fact that his older brother bullies him. Of course, after finding this out, Cody uses it to torment him.
  • Villain Song: "This Is How We Will End It."
  • Weaksauce Weakness: His weak stomach when eating foods that are disgusting or unhealthy.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Heather. In the All-Stars season finale, they finally do, though they still retain their competitive natures.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: In All-Stars, after being released from the robotic body, Alejandro's legs don't work properly at first. They eventually heal and regain their strength but he still pretends to be injured to make Heather feel guilty and to keep the other Villainous Vultures from seeing him as a threat.
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    Blaineley 
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The Showbiz Schemer
"What's wrong with you people?! This is "Total Drama," not "Total Forgive and Forget"!"

Voiced by: Carla Collins

Teams: None, Team Jafar, Team Wonder

Blaineley (real name: Mildred Stacey Andrews O'Halloran) is a Gemmie Award nominated television personality and the current roving reporter for the Total Drama World Tour Aftermath show.

Formerly a co-host of the entertainment news show, Celebrity Manhunt, Blaineley feels her current position is beneath her, considers Aftermath hosts Geoff and Bridgette amateurs, and views the rest of past and present Total Drama competitors (except Alejandro and, possibly, Justin) to be losers. Despite this, she seeks to make the most of her situation by doing what she's best at: providing the "drama" in Total Drama. As long as there's a way to create conflict at the expense of others, she'll do so. It is this mentality that eventually led to her downfall.

    Courtney 
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The Type A

"I'm the only one with CIT camping experience here!"

Voiced by: Unknown voice actress ("Not So Happy Campers"), Emilie-Claire Barlow (all other episodes)

Teams: Killer Bass, Killer Grips, Team Amazon, Heroic Hamsters, Villainous Vultures, Team Jafar

Courtney is very excited to be a part of Total Drama Island. She thinks it's the perfect stepping-stone on her part to greatness. She's huge fan of competition. She's already a published author, having written the award-winning self-help series, Total Triumph for Teens.

Courtney has a respect for anyone in authority; parents, teachers, the local Crossing Guard. In turn, they all think she's a very sweet girl. She puts on a good face, after all.

Courtney also prides herself on politeness and courtesy, because you never know who you'll meet on the way up the ladder of success, and Courtney plans to reach the top! While she feels strongly that we need rules in society for it to run smoothly, she also believes that sometimes you have to break the rules in order to get things done (or win).

This theory is most evident in Courtney's bedroom which is covered in trophies, ribbons and plaques. She's never lost anything in her life. Her motto is: "If you can't come in first, don't come at all." This is why she auditioned for Total Drama Island. Courtney feels that the island is a like a smaller version of the real world. If she can win there, then it proves she can in life, which she already has, so she'll definitely win there - but still, she'd like the $100,000 to prove it.

When asked if she looks forward to meeting new friends as part of the experience, Courtney says that she's already got enough friends. (The producers were unable to confirm the existence of her friends at the time of this publication.)

  • Action Girl: From Action on.
  • Aesop Amnesia: About how bad an idea it was to try and change Duncan to make him "perfect".
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Duncan until he left her for Gwen. Later on in All-Stars she gets close to Scott, the former antagonist of Revenge of the Island.
  • Alpha Bitch: On the Killer Bass, Killer Grips, and Heroic Hamsters. She became the show's overall Alpha Bitch in Action after Heather's elimination. On Team Amazon, however, she clashes with Heather for the position.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Displays symptoms of sociopathy (disregards well-being of others and has little qualms about betraying them to get ahead), narcissism (only cares about herself) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (outlined 316 minor transgressions in the relationship contract she wrote up for Duncan).
  • Anti-Hero: In Island and in the first half of World Tour.
  • Anti-Villain: Type 2 in the second half of World Tour.
  • Attention Whore: Any time she mentions that she was a CITnote , it's practically a cry for attention.
  • Ax-Crazy: Reverts to this mode when one of her many, many, many Berserk Buttons is pressed. In World Tour, Heather says that Izzy has been replaced by Courtney.
  • The Baroness: During the second half of Action.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Duncan in Island. Develops some with Scott in All-Stars.
  • Big Bad: During the second half of Action.
  • Brainy Brunette
  • Break the Haughty: Repeatedly, usually having something to do with Duncan.
  • Butt-Monkey: Rivals Heather.
  • Catchphrase: "I used to be a CIT!" or some variation thereof.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the first season, Courtney was a bit of a Control Freak who just needed to lighten up. This went out the window during the second season, where she Took a Level in Jerkass.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: First to Duncan, then to Alejandro. Averted in All-Stars.
  • Companion Cube: Her PDA in Action.
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: When she came back, she was frustrated and harsh with her teammates because she really wanted to put an effort in winning while her team normally doesn't try. Resulting with her teammates trying to vote her off for being too bossy.
  • The Contestant Nobody Likes: Alienates the majority of the other contestants due to her bossiness, massive superiority complex and unhealthy use of physical violence.
  • Control Freak: So much that she drew up a 32-page contract for Duncan to follow in order to mold him into her idea of the perfect boyfriend. You can imagine how well that went over.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: As the show progressed, her voice became more shrill and childish sounding.
  • Determinator: Never admits defeat, no matter what the cost...or the consequences.
  • Dirty Coward: Used Sam as a human shield against the Villainous Vultures' leech-shots in "Saving Private Leechball".
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Usually does this to Duncan, especially in Action. She has kicked him in the crotch numerous times because he annoyed and provokes her.
  • Drama Queen: She behaves this way after the second half of Action, especially when she breaks up with Duncan for the last time in "The EX-Files".
  • Easily Forgiven: Duncan accepts her behavior in Action. He averts this in World Tour.
  • Enemy Mine: Courtney and Gwen's mutual dislike for Heather makes them bond in the first half of World Tour.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When she was at her worst in Action there was a challenge where she had to make a shark act like her. During the challenge she implied she turned her shark into sushi, but when Chef questioned this she said she would never do anything that cruel. Instead she made him cough up his lunch
  • Fatal Flaw: The reason Courtney has never made it to the final two despite being such an effective competitor is because winning is so important to her that she views other contestants as tools or pawns to further her own goals, rather than people. Unfortunately for her, she can't stop her "pawns" from using the show's most crucial weapon against her: the voting booth. Her own desire to win ultimately sealed her fate in All-Stars.
  • Fighting Your Friend: Courtney is rigged to box with Gwen in All-Stars just as their friendship seems to be repaired. This actually proves cathartic for both of them as their punches let out all the anger they've had for each other and ultimately strengthens their friendship.
  • Forgot About His Powers: In All-Stars "Sundae Muddy Sundae", she refuses to eat her own sundae (which had burnt chocolate and bird vomit) because it was too "gross." But in Season 3's "Chinese Fake-Out" Courtney reveals she has a cast iron stomach, and was eating far worse meals for Alejandro.
  • Flanderization: Her competitive nature is greatly exaggerated in Action.
  • Go-Getter Girl
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: She wears a purple princess dress in "The Princess Pride".
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Eventually she becomes this with Gwen in All-Stars. And then came "Sundae Muddy Sundae".
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Face in Island, Heel in Action, went back to face for the first half of World Tour, then switched to Heel in second half, stayed Heel for part of All-Stars, went back to Face after reconciling with Gwen, and finishes off as Heel again.
  • Hypocrite:
    • She spends most of "Phobia Factor" yelling at her teammates for not conquering their fears, but when her own turn comes around she's too scared to even attempt facing it.
    • In World Tour she flirts with Tyler (Lindsay's boyfriend) to make Duncan jealous right after criticizing Gwen for being a boyfriend-stealer.
    • After giving Gwen a hard time for betraying her friendship, she intends to betray her in All-Stars. It doesn't end well.
  • Humiliation Conga:
    • Toward the end of her run on Action and even into the finale, though she gets some consolation through sharing the winnings with Duncan in the end. In the alternate ending, her humiliation is more thorough. Then the third season REALLY did it to her.
    • Happens yet again in "All-Stars". Mal reveals her list, causing her to lose her best friend and her boyfriend. She then loses her only opportunity to win the episode's challenge when a bird pukes on her sundae, and to top it all off gets flushed down a giant toilet while having to eat said sundae with tears in her eyes.
  • If I Can't Have You...: Believe it or not, this is actually averted. Rather than trying to force Duncan to stay with her after he makes out with Gwen, she completely denounces both him and Gwen and from then on out is simply out to get them both.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure
  • Insane Troll Logic: Sometimes, when her strategies are failing. She calls Lindsay selfish for voting herself off since it left Courtney with only one other girl to try and ally with... but Lindsay wouldn't have been eliminated if Courtney hadn't voted for her too. Also pops up in World Tour when she argues about leading Team Amazon:
    Courtney: I happen to like winning and being in first class, which happens to make me an ideal leader.
  • Insufferable Genius: Constantly boasts about her various skills and CIT experience.
  • It's All About Me
  • Knight Templar: In her quest to win, Courtney lets nothing and no one stand in her way.
  • The Lancer: On Team Amazon.
  • Large Ham: When Courtney is angry, she makes sure everyone knows it.
  • Laser-Guided Karma:
    • She eliminates Sadie for accidentally pelting her with crabapples, then gets eliminated herself when Harold rigs the ballot box in a misguided attempt to get revenge on Duncan.
    • Happens in Action too. After spending the whole episode bossing Duncan around and making him memorize a 32-page essay. Karma bits her in the butt when a shark steals her PDA, making her spend the rest of the episode trying to get it back. And when she finally does the challenge is over and in the end, ends up getting betrayed and voted off by Duncan.
  • Love Martyr: To Alejandro. Even after he admitted he was just using her, she still supports him.
  • Ludicrous Precision: She apparently outlined three hundred and sixteen minor transgressions in the "how to be a perfect boyfriend" letter she drew up for Duncan to follow.
  • Madness Mantra: "Gothie's going down, Gothie's going down, Gothie is going down..."
  • Ms. Fanservice: She gets a lot of Male Gaze.
  • Never My Fault: She'd rather eat her own tongue than admit she messed something up.
  • Obsessed Are The List Makers: "Okay. Eliminating Heather is now number 1, 2, 3, and 5 of my top 5 goals. Ripping out Duncan's eyebrow ring is number 4."
  • Opposites Attract:
    • With Duncan. Deconstructed in that their personality clashes and constant fighting make their relationship so unstable that it eventually breaks apart.
    • During All-Stars she finds herself attracted to Scott. Scott himself is very similar to Duncan, so it sort of makes sense that she would be drawn to him.
  • Pay Evil Unto Cheaters
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Her princess gown in "The Princess Pride" and her wedding gown in "Niagara Brawls".
  • Plucky Girl: No matter how many enemies she makes or how much her attitude comes back to bite her, Courtney never changes who she is or gives into defeat.
  • Pride
  • Properly Paranoid: In "Greece's Pieces".
  • Protagonist-Centered Morality: Her entire moral outlook
  • Punny Name: She often threatens to sue the show, and her name's Courtney.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Her short temper and overachiever personality make her 100% red to the other contestants' blue
  • Samaritan Relationship Starter: She finds out that Duncan is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold when she sees him tricking DJ with a replacement Bunny so DJ wouldn't be sad.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Around the halfway mark of Action was when she started accusing Gwen of stealing Duncan away from her. Ultimately, she was partially responsible for making this come true herself by abusing Duncan so much that he cheated on her with Gwen anyway.
  • Sixth Ranger: For the Killer Grips.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: With Duncan in Island and Action. She ends this in World Tour.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Whenever Gwen's involved in All-Stars.
  • Small Name, Big Ego
  • Soap Box Sadie
  • Spicy Latina: According to Word of God.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: She becomes one in Action after she re-enters the competition under questionable means. She becomes more notorious as a Spotlight Stealer when she and Gwen get involved in a Love Triangle with Duncan.
  • Stepford Smiler: Tries to become one after Duncan cheats on her in season three. It doesn't work.
    Courtney: (confessional) Well, at least I still have my...pride. (tries to smile at the camera, but then breaks down in tears)
  • Team Mom: To the point of being obnoxious.
  • Throwing the Fight: Once she finds out about Duncan and Gwen's kiss in "Greece's Pieces", she intentionally tries to lose so she can vote out Gwen.
  • Too Dumb to Live/Idiot Ball: Seriously Courtney? Mapping out your ENTIRE game plan—which involves betraying both your best friend and your boyfriend—and leaving it for Mal to find.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In Action.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She's actually quite nice during the first half of World Tour (at the very least, she was more tolerant of failure). It all gets ruined when she finds out Duncan cheated on her.
  • Token Evil Teammate: In All-Stars, she's this to the Heroic Hamsters. Fitting, considering Gwen can (possibly) pass off as a hero but is with the Villainous Vultures instead. She is forced to swap teams with Duncan, making her a villain.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: It's heavily implied that Duncan is the one who brings out her antagonistic nature. Back in the earlier episodes before she the development of her relationship with Duncan started she was quite civil towards the campers. Even greeting and giving Owen a handshake. She reverts back to this characteristic after Duncan leaves in the first half of World Tour, which reinforces this notion.
  • Traumatic Haircut: Subverted. Heather decides to take some of her hair (to make a wig for herself) in Action but only cuts off a very small chunk without her noticing.
  • Tsundere: Type B in Island, Type A in Action.
  • Uptight Loves Wild: For Duncan... at first.
  • Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: To Duncan.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Green Jelly?: Fails to get over her fear costing her the much needed triple score and more importantly the challenge. Comes up again in Food Fright.
  • Woman Scorned: And how!
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: When angry enough, Courtney's strength gets enhanced enough to rival Eva and (mutated) Dakota's. In Island, as part of the first challenge, she had problems moving a crate that Eva carried effortlessly, but later in the same season, when finding out that Harold cheated to get her expelled, she rips off a light post and bends it around Harold's body to make him a human pretzel. In Action, this strength-enhanced rage becomes more evident as she fights 3 sharks bare-handed (apparently killing two of them) and, before that, lifts a bed (with Lindsay on top) over her head.

    Duncan 
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The Deliquent

"Live and learn, sweetheart."

Gwen: "You really are a pyro, aren't you?"

Voiced by: Drew Nelson

Teams: Killer Bass, Screaming Gafers, Team Chris Is Really, Really, Really, Really Hot, Villainous Vultures, Heroic Hamsters, Team Jafar

Duncan comes from a long line of cops. His dad is a cop. His mom is a cop. His uncle, aunt, grandma and cousins are cops. Like them, Duncan spends lots of time in police stations. The trouble is, Duncan feels more comfortable on the "opposite side of the law", so his police station visits usually include a jail cell and a parole officer.

Duncan's been getting into trouble since he could get his hands on anything that wasn't his. He bounced from school to school, racking up suspensions and expulsions — and this was all pre-kindergarten! Yeah, Duncan is one tough customer.

He also has street smarts and isn't afraid to use them. While the principals don't share his philosophy that breaking into the school's office in the middle of the night to doctor your report card is an innovative way to improve your grade-point-average, Duncan feels it illustrated entrepreneurial skills.

Despite his cocky nature, social workers who have counselled Duncan will tell you that under all that bravado lies a misguided youth with a big, gooey heart.

When Duncan isn't incarcerated or at a Parole Officer's appointment he looks for ways to curb his boredom - like signing up for Total Drama Island. Duncan figured it couldn't be much worse than 'the yard' at The Detention Center, and who knows, it could be fun to mess with some heads. It's not like he's doing anything else this summer.

  • Anti-Hero: He enjoys being bad just for the sake of it, but is never an outright villain, unless he's an....
  • Anti-Villain: Type I.
  • Attention Whore: In All-Stars. He becomes frustrated when Courtney refuses to acknowledge his existence and he got a little jealous when the rest of the Villainous Vultures kept trying to form an alliance with Gwen instead of him.
  • Ax-Crazy: When he blew up Chris's mansion.
  • Badass Beard: His soul patch.
  • Badass Armfold
  • Badass Decay: In-universe during All-Stars. He's considerably gotten nicer (or, at least, calmer) since the beginning of the series; so Chris and the cast have been mocking him, labeling him a softy. Every attempt he makes to be bad seems to fall flat, as well; he always ends up doing good instead.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Courtney in Island.
  • Big Ol' Unibrow
  • Birds of a Feather: With Gwen.
  • Brutal Honesty: Don't expect him to sugarcoat anything.
  • The Bully: Harold is his favorite target.
  • Butt-Monkey: To the extreme. See The Chew Toy below.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Constantly brags about how bad he is, his stereotype is even call "The Delinquent".
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: In the fire-making challenge of "One Million Bucks, B.C." he cheats his way to victory by using a lighter instead of sticks and stones; moments later he gets busted by Chris and the reward is given to the other team instead.
  • The Chew Toy: Has been injured countless times where most, if not all of the injuries, are Played for Laughs.
  • Cool Pet: He owned (note the past tense) a giant hairy black-and-green tarantula he named Scruffy.
  • Crying Wolf: His ex-girlfriends do not believe him when he warns them about Mal in All-Stars.
  • Dark Is Evil / Dark Is Not Evil: It depends on his mood.
  • Delinquent Hair: Provides the current page image.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: He works with Alejandro starting from Picnic at Hanging Dork, but doesn't trust him.
  • Enfante Terrible: His bio mentions him racking up suspensions and expulsions...pre-kindergarten.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Calls out Heather when she abandons Lindsay. He also didn't like it when Alejandro knocked Cody into the shark-infested water in the last episode of World Tour.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Downplayed. He believes that his heroic status in All-Stars is the reason why Gwen dumped him.
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: His soul patch fits his Noble Demon role.
  • Goth: Of the abrasive, sarcastic, and punkish type.
  • Graceful Loser: He takes being Out-Gambitted by Alejandro and Heather surprisingly well.
  • Groin Attack: Falls victim to it quite regularly, especially from Courtney.
  • * Guile Hero: Duncan is not above cheating to win, but being a silent manipulator isn't his forte.
  • Handsome Lech: Winking at the girls in "Brunch of Disgustingness", plus the pet names sweetheart, honey, darling, etc...
  • Hidden Depths: Revealed to be an extremely talented actor in Action.
  • Humiliation Conga: His epic pre-elimination beat-down by Ezekiel in World Tour, courtesy of Alejandro and Heather.
  • Hypocrite: In season one he calls out Trent when he appears to be cheating on Gwen with Heather and votes him off. Yet, in season three, he has no problem kissing Gwen behind Courtney's back and is remorseless when Courtney finds out.
  • Iconic Item: His knife and, to a lesser extent, his lighter and hook hand.
  • Jerkass: At his worst, he can be this, most notably toward Harold always and Courtney in World Tour.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Mostly in Island, but still shows shades of this afterwards, mainly to Gwen. His heart of gold is brought up in the All-Stars episode "No One Eggspects The Spanish Opposition", where he tries to assure a mother bird that he's only borrowing her egg and tears up after the bird starts crying. It also plays an important role in "Suckers Punched", where he refuses to fight the same bird because he doesn't want to injure something so innocent.
  • Karma Houdini: Seeing how getting injured is taken lightly in this show, overall, Duncan gets away with his dirty deeds. In fact he's arguably the single luckiest character in the series - not only is he successful romantically in both Island and World Tour, he is the only one of two winners to hang onto his money. That is, until Chris gets him arrested for blowing up his cottage in "You Regatta Be Kidding Me!"
  • Knife Nut: He even sleeps with one... no, not in that way.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He's not technically a villain, but anyway note how the World Tour gets less funny and more dramatic once he returns.
  • Large Ham: At times. "It's a psycho with a CHAINSAW AND A HOOOOOKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
  • Loners Are Freaks: He prefers for others to leave him alone, unless it serves his interests. Duncan is also one of the more violent characters.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Not to the same level as Alejandro or Heather, but he has his moments.
  • Manly Tears: He tears up when the Heroic Hamsters welcome him to their team and when he's forced to take an egg away from its mother bird.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: Courtney accuses him of having cheated on her with Gwen in Action when he didn't. In World Tour he cheats on her for real.
  • Multicolored Hair
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: In All-Stars, he just can't stop being nice; taken especially far in "You Regatta Be Kidding Me" where every one of his attempts to appear villainous gets interpreted as a good deed. He even literally fixes Chef's rundown jeep while trying to drive it into the ocean.
  • The Nicknamer
  • Noble Demon: He's mean, violent, and crude, but he always keeps his word.
  • Nominal Hero: He has no problem working alongside the more heroic characters, but keep in mind he was thrown into juvie for a reason.
  • Opposites Attract: With Courtney. Deconstructed as their relationship fell apart.
  • Percussive Pickpocket: In "Are We There Yeti?" Duncan somehow manages to swipe night vision goggles off of Chef while pretending to grovel.
  • Pet the Dog: Sometimes.
  • Psycho for Hire: During the few cases he has been bribed into an alliance.
  • Pyro Maniac
  • Rebellious Spirit
  • Relationship Upgrade: With Gwen until "Moon Madness" of All-Stars.
  • Sanity Slippage: Suffered this in All-Stars when he realizes how nice he's turning.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He refuses to participate in singing and bails in the first episode of World Tour only to return in "I See London...", this time not letting his pride hold him back.
  • Second Love: He falls in love with Gwen after falling in love with Courtney, and likewise, she falls in love with him after falling in love with Trent.
  • Secret Test of Character: Accepting an apple from Zoey, which marks him as warming up to the other contestants.
  • Sixth Ranger: On Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: With Courtney in Island and Action. He ends this in World Tour.
  • Slasher Smile: Anytime he gets a weapon in his hands, expect one.
  • Spikes of Villainy: His collar.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: He is one of the most focused-on contestants in the series. He only goes Out of Focus during the first half of World Tour, in all but one episode of Revenge of the Island, and the second half of All-Stars.
  • Sympathetic Adulterer: Considering the way Courtney treated him, it's no surprise he eventually got sick of it and left her for Gwen.
  • Token Evil Teammate: In Island. Subverted in All-Stars when he goes to the Heroic Hamsters and when Mal returns.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He becomes much nicer over the course of All-Stars, much to his horror.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In Action and World Tour he went from a Jerk with a Heart of Gold to a straight up Jerkass. He also made several deliberate attempts at this over the course of All-Stars, because his taking a level in kindness caused everyone to label him a softy. Unfortunately, almost all of those attempts ended up making him seem even more nice except for his last attempt, where he blew up Chris's cottage...which got him arrested and sent to jail instead of juvie, along with being booted from the competition.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: His legs are less than a third of a his total height. Even though he's actually rather short, his elongated torso means he towers over most of the other characters when they're all sitting.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Celine Dion Music Store Standees?
  • The Worf Effect: When the show needs to either show how badass someone is (Courtney) or how someone has Took a Level in Badass (Harold, Cody) the first stop seems to be beating up Duncan. Was on the giving end of this, however, when his dodgeball strategy played a major role in ending the Screaming Gopher's winning streak.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He claims this in Action, although he's beaten too quickly to prove it. He also throws a shoe at Courtney in an exclusive clip from "Hawaiian Style".
  • Your Cheating Heart: In World Tour, he cheats on Courtney by kissing Gwen behind her back, leading to much drama during the rest of the season. The writers attempt to subvert this in All-Stars, arguing that Duncan wasn't really dating Courtney at the time.

    Heather 
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The Queen Bee
"When I win, I'm thinking of my own spinoff series, "The World According to Heather."

Voiced by: Rachel Wilson

Teams: Screaming Gophers, Screaming Gaffers, Team Amazon, Villainous Vultures, Team Jafar, Team Hope

Heather has it all - looks, brains, talent - she could go on and on, but why talk about something that is so obvious!

Heather likes to keep busy with extracurricular activities. (Read: Be the center of attention and hog the spotlight.) She's School President (after several ballot boxes for her opponents mysteriously ended up in the boys' urinals). She's Head Cheerleader (but only attends rallies where the Year Book Photographer is present). She's Head of the Year Book Committee (to ensure that 'said photographer' includes only her best shots, and also to ban photos of anyone she hates.) She's President of the Debate Team, because she loves to argue but will only debate issues of personal interest (i.e. did you see Susie's new haircut? Can everyone say: '80's perm-gone-wrong'?)

The only place Heather is outranked is at home. She has an evil younger brother, Damien, who enjoys torturing Heather by booby-trapping her room and putting glue in her hair conditioner.

Heather would be mortified if the audience discovered her deep dark secret, but Total Drama Island has heard from reliable sources (her brother) that she used to be a fat, brace-faced style challenged junior high reject; something she overcompensates for now with a mean veneer and lots of makeup.

Heather hopes that her experience on Total Drama Island will open more doors for her so she can eventually attain her long-term goal of ruling Europe.

  • Action Girl: She has her moments.
  • Alpha Bitch: In Island; however, she clashes with Courtney for the position during World Tour. In All-Stars, she clashes with Jo early on for leadership of the Villainous Vultures. Heather clashes with Courtney again in All-Stars, when the latter is forced to switch teams.
  • Analogy Backfire:
    Heather: A team without a leader is like a horse without a head! It just runs around blind!
    Gwen: I'm pretty sure a horse without a head doesn't run anywhere!
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Her younger brother Damien.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Gwen and Leshawna since the start, Courtney in World Tour, and Jo in All-Stars.
  • Attention Whore
  • Bad Boss: Her treatment of Lindsay and Beth in Island was almost criminal.
  • Bald Woman: From her elimination in Island to the Action special.
  • Balloon Belly:
    • In "The Big Sleep", her stomach gets significantly pudgier after gorging herself in a buffet.
    • There's a segment in "Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Action Reunion Special" where the reporters reveal Heather's astounding three-ounce weight gain, complete with a close up of a tiny bulge in her midsection.
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • The Baroness: During the first season at least.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Most of the boys consider her attractive, but keep their distance because they know what her personality is like.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Alejandro.
  • Big Bad: Of the first season, and arguably the most iconic one. When she made her cameo in the Total Drama: Revenge of the Island episode "Up, Up and Away in My Pitiful Balloon," the new generation is stunned and somewhat scared to see her, with Zoey even asking her if she really is The Heather. While there are many villains in the series that have surpassed her in evilness and ruthlessness (Chris, Alejandro, Mal), Heather is still the most recognizable one of the entire series.
  • Bitch Alert: Her introduction in the first episode beautifully establishes this.
  • Break the Haughty: Basically the entire first season is this for Heather and she becomes a lot less abrasive as a result.
  • Butt-Monkey
  • Card-Carrying Villain:
    Noah: (about Chris's new reality show) A bunch of nasty jerks live in a huge mansion and get all bored and backstabby.
    Heather: I'm nasty! That should be me!
  • Catchphrase: "Ugh!"
  • Character Development: While she's still mean and manipulative, compare how evil she was in Island to how she is in World Tour and there's quite a difference.
  • The Cheerleader: According to her bio.
  • The Chessmaster: Twist, manipulate, deceive, and mislead the competition is how she operates.
  • The Chew Toy: Probably the most consistent across three seasons.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She does not want Courtney to have Alejandro.
  • Crocodile Tears:
    • In Island, she uses this to break up Trent and Gwen, see Wounded Gazelle Gambit below.
    • In World Tour, she uses this to get Alejandro to let his guard down during the final challenge.
    • In Revenge of the Island, she uses this to confuse Lightning during his attempt to retrieve the stolen prize money from her.
  • Deadpan Snarker
    Harold: I'll have you know this is a selfless act! My lady fans couldn't handle the loss of this perfect behind!
    Heather: And by "lady fans", he means his mother.
  • Death Glare: Her default expression since she is easily disgusted or aggravated by almost everyone or everything on the show.
  • Defeat by Modesty: Accidentally does it to herself when her halter top comes off. However the distraction provided by this actually makes her team win the challenge and directly causes Harold's elimination.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: A realistic approach to the trope. She's actually become progressively nicer over the course of the series, while retaining her obsession with winning.
  • Determinator: Became this in "Hawaiian Punch".
  • Does Not Like Barbecue Potato Chips
  • Easily Forgiven: Averted, see Reformed, but Rejected below.
  • Enemy Mine:
    • With Gwen against Owen and Duncan's team in Island, even high-fiving when they win.
    • With Leshawna right before getting voted off in Action. Before that, Leshawna convinced Gwen to have Heather on their team both to keep an eye on her, and knowing Heather's smarts would make her a good ally.
    • With Gwen, again, in the 'Celebrity Manhunt' special, cooperating to delay Alejandro's car, and also against Courtney in the second half of World Tour, partly because Courtney kept throwing challenges and partly out of jealousy because of Alejandro flirting with her.
    • And yet, again, with Gwen in 'All Stars'; Heather actively looks for an alliance with her, since she's the only non-villainous Vulture and therefore the one she can really trust if they make any type of deal.
  • Even Bad Girls Love Their Mamas : In 'Action', in the Medical Drama-based challenge, it's shown that Heather considers her mother as her best friend; in fact, when she thinks she's gonna die along with the other contestants, she writes her last will and testament, leaving everything to her mom.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Alejandro's plan to eliminate Duncan in "African Lying Safari" leaves her stunned.
    Heather: (confessional) Even I'm not that ruthless!
    • She's also shows genuine sympathy towards Courtney when Duncan dumps her for Gwen, and towards Sierra when she loses all her hair and gets injured by the plane's explosion.
  • Everyone Can See It: It became gradually obvious that she and Alejandro were falling for each other over the course of World Tour. To the point that during Blaineley's rant after her elimination in "Chinese Fake-Out," she told them to "give it up and make out already."
  • Fanservice: Her boobs were shown in "X-Treme Torture", and her butt was shown (uncensored no less) in "3:10 to Crazytown".
  • Femme Fatalons: In the New York episode where she slices open the prize apple with her nails.
  • Formerly Fat: According to her younger brother Damien and Harold's assumption for her cold personality.
  • Freudian Excuse: Hinted at in the first special.
  • Gold Tooth: Gains one after Leshawna knocks one of her teeth out in "Slap Slap Revolution".
  • Heroic Resolve: In "Hawaiian Punch", she's on the verge of defeat when trapped in a cage she can't escape from until Cody implies that she's "the Good Guy". At this realization, she bursts out and goes on to defeat Alejandro.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: She keeps it very hidden.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: She previously threatened Lindsay with a head shaving if she ever betrayed their alliance again. Incidentally, Heather betrayed Lindsay in "That's Off the Chain", and Lindsay used Heather's own threat against her as a dare in "I Triple Dog Dare You", leading to Heather's Traumatic Haircut and subsequent elimination.
  • Humiliation Conga: In "I Triple Dog Dare You!" Gwen and Owen decided to double-team Heather with one challenge after another. Surprisingly, Heather manages to take all of them...until the final dare where she had to get her hair shaven. She attempts to reject it, only for her hair to get shaven regardless. To add insult to injury, because she never officially accepted the challenge, she was eliminated anyway.
  • I'm Not Here to Make Friends: She is hated by almost everyone because she either manipulated, insulted, had a hand in eliminating or left a bad impression on them. She even manages to alienate the second generation contestants in her cameo appearance in Revenge of the Island.
  • Important Haircut: Her hair getting shaved off marks the point where she is utterly defeated by Gwen and ceases to be a main antagonist.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure
  • Improbable Weapon User: "Don't try to stop me! I've got gold statuettes and I am not afraid to use them!"
  • Incidental Villain
  • It's All About Me: "I'm valuable!"
  • Jerkass: She read Gwen's diary out loud for the world just because Gwen gave her a little lip.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Calls Chris out on allowing Alejandro and Blaineley to cheat on the gross food challenge in "Chinese Fake-Out".
  • Large Ham: Her emotional outbursts are truly something to behold.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Falls victim to it quite regularly in Island.
    Gwen: (in confessional, after Heather falls into a jellyfish pool) Sometimes, the universe just gives you a freebie. (looks up at the sky and gives a thumbs up)
    • After what she did to Alejandro in the World Tour finale (though one could easily argue that was Laser-Guided Karma for him), she gets her comeuppance when Alejandro steals the immunity idol she found and uses it to get her eliminated.
  • Manipulative Bitch
  • Modesty Towel: She is seen in one so often, it's almost a secondary outfit.
  • Morality Pet: Alejandro's love for her is his most prominent redeeming quality. To the point where it actually helped him finally beat his brother José who's practically been the cause of Alejandro's ruthless nature.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Invokes this to get on the show.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown
    • Was on the receiving end of this twice, first from Gwen and then from Leshawna.
    • Was on the giving end in Revenge of the Island against Lightning with the million dollar briefcase no less.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • In Island, she tried to calm DJ down when he got freaked out by her facial and joined his goodbye group hug when he was eliminated.
    • Here's a shocker, in Action, she gives Leshawna her wig as a gift to remember her by after she gets voted off.
    • Several times in World Tour. Examples include warning Leshawna that Alejandro was up to no good, consoling a heartbroken Courtney after it was revealed Duncan and Gwen had kissed, and giving Sierra a headdress and wheelchair because she sympathized with her being bald on national TV.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: In the alternate ending of World Tour, she finally wins the competition and the million dollars only for her million to get stolen from her by a feral Ezekiel seconds later. She is last seen swimming away for her life from an erupting volcano with a giant boulder about to hit her just before the camera cuts away.
    • In the canon ending of World Tour, she accidentally throws Alejandro's effigy into the volcano instead of hers, making him the winner instead. She doesn't get hit by the flaming boulder at the end, however.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: She's not nearly as evil in Action as she was in Island (which isn't the same as saying she's turned good) but no one other than Harold trusts her, even when she is genuinely trying to help her team - in "Riot on Set," Gwen (her team captain) outright says that an idea being suggested by Heather is reason enough not to do it.
    • In World Tour, this only gets worse: She's even less evil at this point, but the rest of the cast now seems to hate her more than ever. When she is in the final three, she has literally zero cast-mates rooting for her, while Alejandro, who has been more actively villainous in this season than Heather ever was, has five.
  • Rich Bitch
  • Schemer
  • She's Got Legs: Prior to Sierra's introduction, she was the tallest girl.
  • Shipper on Deck: Of Gwen/Duncan and Cody/Sierra, but only to ruffle feathers — she doesn't actually give a damn about anyone's love life.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Alejandro when they finally get together in the All-Stars finale.
  • Shower Scene: Several during Island.
  • Smug Snake
  • Social Darwinist
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: She is the most focused-on contestant in the series; only Chris and Chef have higher episode counts than her. She only goes Out of Focus during the second half of Action and most of Revenge of the Island, apart from "Up, Up, and Away in My Pitiful Balloon".
  • Strong Family Resemblance: With her mother.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky
  • Teens Are Cruel
  • Token Evil Teammate
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: From the Action special onwards.
  • Took a Level in Kindness:
    • Gradually over the course of the series. While not exactly "kind," Heather is far less evil and manipulative than she was in Island, especially in the third season when compared to her rival/love interest Alejandro.
      Alejandro: ...compared to me, Heather's a saint!
    • In "Moon Madness", she becomes happy and sweet while under the influence of the Blue Harvest Moon until it's revealed in the confessional that she was faking it.
  • Traumatic Haircut: Played straight when her hair was shaved off, but averted with her attempts to take Courtney's.
  • The Trickster
  • Tsundere: Towards Alejandro.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When she gets eliminated in Island.
  • Villain Protagonist: Is arguably the most focused-on character in the series.
  • Vocal Evolution: As the series progresses, her voice gradually loses the snobbish tones it had in season one.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?
  • Why Did It Have To Be Sumo Wrestlers?
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Alejandro. In the All-Stars finale, they finally get together, though they still maintain their competitive natures.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: In "Search and Do Not Destroy", to break up Gwen and Trent, she tells Trent that Gwen was being mean to her and she shouldn't be trusted in an attempt to gain his sympathy. To seal the deal, Heather kisses Trent in front of Gwen to make it appear that he is cheating on her.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: Her reaction to the robot breaking apart and revealing itself to have contained Alejandro in the first episode of Total Drama All-Stars.
    • Also her shared reaction with Alejandro, Sierra, and Cody when Chris demanded a musical number during a very inopportune time.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: How she betrays Lindsay towards the end of "That's Off the Chain".

    Jo 
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The "Take-no-prisoners Jock-ette"

"You will choose me for Total Drama Revenge of the Island, because I am the best, the strongest, the smartest, and by extension, the meanest."

Voiced by: Laurie Elliott

Teams: Mutant Maggots, Toxic Rats, Villainous Vultures, Team Jafar

Jo is the resident tough girl of the new cast.


  • Action Girl: That should really go without saying.
  • Ass Kicking Equals Authority: She assumed leadership of the Maggots after breaking Brick's thumb in front of everyone.
  • Batman Gambit: She relies on these to get ahead.
    • In "Ice Ice Baby", she exploits Anne Maria's short temper about her appearance to make her participate in the challenge by insulting her or taking away her hairspray.
    • She often exploits Brick's military background and his sense of chivalry.
    • When she switches teams, she often exploits Lightning's competitive spirit.
    • She ironically falls victim to one when Cameron rigs the fog machine he won with an explosive, knowing that Jo would scam it from him.
  • Boyish Short Hair
  • Brawn Hilda: She evidently looks so masculine that Lightning can't tell she's female. Played for Laughs; since it's highly obvious to the audience she's female. She does actually sound rather masculine, though.
  • Cosmetic Catastrophe: She gets a Joker-esque makeover no thanks to Mike (as Chester) in "Runaway Model".
  • Entitled Bastard: Her audition tape and Lightning's ending show just how arrogant she is.
  • Expy: Of Sue Sylvester from Glee
  • Evil Counterpart: Of Brick, sort of.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Jo. Possibly one of the reasons Lightning is confused about her gender, although it doesn't take much with Lightning.
  • Informed Attribute: Her supposed ugliness (when she works out in the nude and scares away all the animals) and the fact that Lightning mistakes her for a boy. One of the few examples in which this is Played for Laughs, however.
  • Jerk Jock
  • Jerkass
  • Karmic Elimination:
    • In the episode where she's eliminated, she pretty much treats Cameron like complete garbage. Conveniently, guess who sends her right out, instead of Scott? She even admitted that he was a Worthy Opponent after that.
    • In All-Stars, she conspires to get rid of Lightning first since she considered him her biggest threat on her team. When her team loses the subsequent competition, she regrets getting Lightning eliminated and she herself gets eliminated next.
      Lightning: (in a pre-recorded video message) I told you you'd regret it! Ha! I win! Sha-woo!
  • Leave No Survivors: According to her title.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Masculine Girl to Brick's Feminine Boy. Both are depicted as tough; however, Brick has a more sensitive side, whereas Jo is more aggressive.
  • Mistaken for Gay: When she said she never kissed a guy, Lightning, thinking Jo was a boy, replied:
    Lightning: That's okay, man. Lightning don't judge.
  • Modesty Towel: She wears one in a confessional.
  • Never My Fault
  • The Nicknamer: She has called Brick "G. I. Joke" and "Brick-for-brains", Mike "Pointy", Zoey "Red" and "Apology Breathe", Cameron "String bean", Kotone "Japanese Priestess", Richard "Medic boy", and has several names for Anne Maria including "Poofhead", "Sprayhead", "Tan job" and "Helmethead".
    • She goes even further in All-Stars and gives names for all of her team: Heather "Old Heather", Gwen "Gothball" and "Count Gwenula", Shane "Hero with a Dark Side", Robbie "Dr. Frankenstein Jr." and "The Nutty Professor", Duncan "Crudcan" and "Stuncan", Scott "Shark-bait and "Dirt Boy", Erin "Erin-Head" and "Monkey Ponytail", Alejandro "Ale-handwalker".
    • She also gives nicknames to the contestants in Erin's Total Magical Adventure: Shana "Pinky", Sylvia "Berthajuice", Selene "Snow Queen Brat", Megumi "Nut-Meg", and has several names for J.Z: including "Radcliffe", "Ratty Mc Drake", "Captain Hook Jr.", "Ursula's Nephew", "Jaffy Jr." and "Professor Leatherstein".
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Look at the way she strokes the cannon.
  • No Guy Wants an Amazon: During the mine challenge, she confesses that she never kissed a guy.
  • Please Put Some Clothes On: A little birdie vomits when it sees Jo's nude workout session in "A Mine Is a Terrible Thing to Waste".
  • Pragmatic Villainy: She runs a tight shift as the Maggots' leader, makes it perfectly clear she's tough, mean, and in it to win, and can be quite critical. However, she's not above praising her teammates when they win a challenge.
  • Real Manly Women Eat Meat: In the All-Stars episode "Evil Dread", while her teammates each have a stack of pancakes for breakfast, she has a stack of steaks.
  • The Rival: To Brick in Revenge, Heather in All-Stars, and Lightning in both seasons.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Lightning thinks she's a boy due to her masculine appearance and attitude, her Action Girl tactics, and her Tomboyish Name, so he acts appropriately when he finally finds out when Jo is eliminated.
  • Smug Snake: She was so confident that Cameron would do whatever she said, that she never expected to be Out-Gambitted by him.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Eva. Jo takes the general premise of Eva's character (brawn and a serious attitude) and builds a much more complex and hyper-competent competitor. Lampshaded by Anne María in "Logo Loco Motive".
  • Tomboy: She dislikes anything even remotely girly. Or so she says...
  • Tomboyish Name: One reason for Lightning believing that she is a guy.
  • Younger Than They Look: Her boyish appearance makes her look older than most teen girls.
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    Justin 
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The Eye Candy

"Okay, brain, it's all up to you. I know you haven't had a lot of exercise in the past um... sixteen years, give or take, but you can do this."

Voiced by: Adam Reid

Teams: Screaming Gophers, Killer Bass, Team Jafar

From the moment Justin was born, he was a vision of loveliness. He was a test tube baby and his mother paid handsomely for that test tube. Justin has always been a looker.

As a child, old ladies lined up to pinch those magnificent cheeks. This led to him becoming a successful child model and he hasn't stopped working since. His grade 5 teacher had to send him to the principal's office on a daily basis just so the rest of the class could get some work done. His only crime was looking so darn good.

Justin's bone structure is currently being studied by the Italian branch of the Centre of Analysis of Breathtaking Feature. He's a straight-A student, but there is some doubt as to whether he has earned a single one of those grades.

Truly, Justin is more than a pretty face. He also has washboard abs. No, seriously, Justin is good guy and volunteers at a retirement home. The old ladies still try to pinch his cheeks. People just feel compelled to give Justin stuff for free so he doesn't have to work for a living like other mortals.

For this reason, Justin will be donating his winnings to this favorite charity, The Unattractive-Looking-People Wish Foundation. No one knows why Justin auditioned for Total Drama Island, and no one really cares... they are just soooo glad he did.

  • Affably Evil
  • The Artifact: The existence of Alejandro has now rendered his character completely obsolete.
  • Attention Whore: Particularly when he's shirtless.
  • Bishōnen
  • Beauty Is Bad
  • Big Bad: Of the first half of Action. See Disc-One Final Boss below for more.
  • Bishie Sparkle: Even his photos have this.
  • Brainless Beauty: He's actually pretty savvy, but he believes this to be the case about himself (see above quote, made when he believed his looks to be ruined by a black eye). Apparently he thinks his ability to strategize only work when his beautiful looks are intact.
  • Character Focus: He received significant focus as the main antagonist of Action, at least until Courtney returned to the competition.
  • Death by Irony: Eliminated when the girl he's infatuated with manipulates his feelings for her to get ahead in the game, something he'd been doing to other girls since the season started.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Set up as the main antagonist contestant in Action, but when we learn he's only smart and strategic when it comes to his looks and that his sexiness was having less and less effect on the girls he just became a whiny pretty-boy. When Courtney came back, it was pretty clear he had been replaced.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Has this effect on all of the female characters and even some of the guys when he's trying hard enough.
  • Eleventh Ranger: On the Screaming Gophers.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: He has this effect on Owen, and then on Chef in the Total Drama Drama Drama Island special.
  • Flat Character: In Island.
  • Hello, Nurse!: A very direct male version.
  • Humiliation Conga: He gets voted off by his crush, Courtney, to whom he had just surrendered immunity and who seriously injured him during the challenge in question, including damage to his precious face. He can't even get the girls he'd been trying to manipulate for the entire season to acknowledge that he's leaving; the best he gets are some sarcastic farewells from the other guys. He hurts himself again getting into the Lame-O-Sine.
  • Informed Attractiveness: Given the show's art-style he's obviously not as good-looking as he is in-universe.
  • It's All About Me: He is genuinely outraged at cheating, betrayal, or other unfairness directed at his own interests, but he doesn't quite seem to grasp that other characters don't appreciate it when he exploits them.
  • The Lancer: On the Killer Grips.
  • Leitmotif: Plays every time his sexy overwhelms the opposite sex (and Owen).
  • The Load: In the second season once he hits Villain Decay (i.e. when Courtney drops in).
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: In Action, he thinks he's become "a hideous beast" when he hurts his face.
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • Narcissist: He's always admiring his physique, and seems to carry a mirror with him everywhere he goes.
  • Out of Focus: In season one due to almost never speaking, in season two his role as a villain was turned into an Aborted Arc and in season three, they introduced Alejandro, and even in episodes featuring the Drama Brothers he didn't do as much as the others.
  • The Quiet One: See Suddenly Voiced below.
  • The Rival: Seems to be one to Alejandro, in regards on good looks.
  • Romantic False Lead: He becomes this to Duncan/Courtney in one episode. With expected results.
  • Shirtless Scene
  • Smug Snake
  • Suddenly Voiced: A variant: In season one, he only spoke two sentences in the first episode, then never again until "Total Drama Drama Drama Drama Island." From that point onward, however, he talks as much as any other character, with no real explanation.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In Island, he seemed like an alright person who would help his team when they needed him. Come Action, and he's been set up to be the villain (and even when that was done away with, he still was not a nice person).
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: In Island, to an extent. In fact, he almost NEVER speaks in that season, aside from his introduction in the series premiere.

    J.Z. 

Voiced by: Ian Sinclair

Teams: Team Jafar, Team Hope, Courageous Monkeys, Wise Sorcerers

J.Z.


  • The Ace
  • Affably Evil: He has his moments that he's polite gentleman even when he is evil.
  • Anime Hair
  • Anti-Villain: According to Word of God, J.Z. lowered his evil ego, one of the reasons was to please his cousin. He still wants revenge on his humiliation and his anger gets the best of him.
  • Ascended Fanboy
  • Attention Whore: J.Z. wants to take over the world because so he won't be ignored and lonely. He also tries to prove he's evil then the Total Drama villains, especially Mal.
  • Badass Longcoat: A black leather duster, he even payed it for 200 bucks.
  • Becareful What You Wish For: He wanted more power to take over the world and have the girl he desires.
  • Berserk Button:
    • He hates being hummiliated.
    • Don't call him by his real name
    • Gard and Sylvia's relationship, since he claims he's meant for the latter.
    • Don't even try to bully or harm Zarina.
  • Betty and Veronica: Veronica to Gard's Betty.
  • The Coats Are Off: In Bands of Harmony, while trying to make the challenge into a battle of the bands, he took off his leather duster to reveal a rocker look.
  • The Comically Serious: While being the Knight of Cerebus, he occassionaly has non-serious moments.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: To Sylvia.
  • Embarrassing First Name: The J stands for Joey, while the Z stands for Zachary.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He cares for his cousin, Zarina, who is a nerd people picked on and is a black sheep in her family.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: While a villain, he has his limits here.
    • When Team Jafar wouldn't find their or the other team's missing members and leaving them behind, J.Z. was upset.
    • He was disgusted when Heather told him about reading Gwen's diary. When she suggest he finds Sylvia's diary and do the same, he quickly refuses.
    • Killing innocent peoples not his top priority. For example, despite being fan of Mal, J.Z. never liked how he tried to kill people.
    • He and Team Jafar except Jo were horrified when Erin was held captive by Phantom.
    • In Host Searching and Kidnapping, he never rats out Erin and thinks tattle telling's for children. In the same episode, he was shocked to hear it was Blaineley who told Chris.
    • He's will not abuse or physically harm on children, especially Selene.
    • When J.Z. ask Scott for advise on revenge, Scott suggested eating them since he's half dragon. J.Z. found that "dark and disturbing" because he's not a cannibal.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good:
    • He doesn't understand why Sylvia would choose Gard over him since he believes he deserves her.
    • He doesn't even get why Selene and Mike would sacrifice for each other even if he threaten to vote one of them off if Selene did not follow his blackmail.
    • J.Z. doesn't get why Zoey would eliminate herself in Selene's place.
  • Evil Laugh
  • Eviler Than Thou: He claims he's a better villain then the other evil and mean contestants, especially Mal.
  • Fanboy: To all villains, especially all antagonists of Total Drama.
  • Faux Affably Evil: On the outside, he's nice and polite. However, he's bitter and malicious.
  • Friendless Background: He was bullied and ignored as a child, which leads him to be villainous.
  • Groin Attack: Tends to be a victim of it.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper
  • Insistent Terminology: When he's called a wannabe, he preffers emulate.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: J.Z. said if Duncan parners up with him, Duncan would lose his friendship with Erin and Sylvia would stop being his fan.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite being evil, he's a gentleman and has his standards.
  • Little Bit Beastly / Beast Man: By "Magical Realms", J.Z.'s half human-half dragon. He tries to conceal them with his wings flapped down, tail in his coat, and hiding his eyes with his sunglasses. He doesn't do a pretty good job.
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Men Don't Cry: Subverted.
  • Noble Demon
  • Not Himself: During "The Good, the Bad, the Flower, and the Winx".
  • Not So Simillar: J.Z. Has Mal's traits, except he's against killing.
  • Only Known by Initials: Joey Zachary "J.Z.". Justified, since it's an Embarrassing First Name.
  • Painful Transformation: While wearing the crown, he did a Becareful What You Wish For moment and it started, he was confused and worried. He then yells in pain, falls to his feet as he grows and change.
  • Pet the Dog: His friendship with Scott and love for his cousin.
  • The Quiet One: During "The Good, the Bad, the Flower, and the Winx", he didn't even speak a word.
  • Real Men Eat Meat: But he's not a cannibal which he considers "dark and disturbing" as seen in Even Evil Has Standards above.
  • Real Men Hate Sugar: He hates sweet and sugary stuff.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: He wears a black leather duster over a red turtleneck and happens to be the Big Bad. His swimsuit and other outfits are also both black and red. Even Dawn says that his aura is of a terrifying blackish-red.
  • Sadist
  • Sanity Slippage / With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The more J.Z. uses the headband, he becomes a complete monster... figuirtively and literally.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Whenever he gets scared, hurt or pranked, he screams like a girl which is Played for Laughs.
  • Sneeze of Doom: He sneezes (and coughs) painful fire which agitates him.
  • Stalker with a Crush: To Sylvia. He only leaves her alone when she goes to the bathroom, eats, and sleeps.
  • Take Over the World: His main goal when he joined the show.
  • Unstoppable Rage: He completely snaps when Lightning brought a vulture egg instead of the actual "Villainous Vultures" logo, he even tried to kill him.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Played for Laughs, everytime he learns that a villain has a Heel–Face Turn, he mentally breaks down in a comical way. He did a serious one when Selene was praise for her bravery over him, Sylvia and Gard being together, and losing the finale.
  • Villainous BSoD: After realizing that the video of Sylvia and Scott kissing was fake, J.Z. Has become depressive, quiet and near cataconic for the next episode, not even reacting violently when Erin called him for his real name. It takes Sylvia and Gard kissing to snap him out of it.
  • Villainous Crush: On Sylvia
  • Villainous Friendship: With Scott
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes and Bats?: Althought he highly respects bat-themed villains, except Bartok, and snake-themed ones and his team has a snake for a logo, he's terrified of snakes and bats.
  • Wouldnt Hit A Child: One of his standards because he's not above harming children, especially Selene who's the youngest contestant on the show.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: "And you're lucky I don't hit girls!" and thus being a gentleman.
  • Yandere: Towards Sylvia.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Lampshaded by Wing in 'ETMA Aftermath: Jocks and Princesses''.

    Lightning 
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The Athletic Overachiever

"Lightning never gives up and never surrenders! Sha-Lightning!"

Voiced by: Tyrone Savage

Teams: Toxic Rats, Villainous Vultures, Team Jafar

Lightning is a high school athlete with a big ego.


  • The Ace: Although he is without a doubt Dumb Muscle, when it comes to anything physical, Lightning is perhaps the best.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He has moments of this.
  • "Awesome McCool" Name
  • Badass Boast: Too many to list.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In his ending of "Brain vs Brawn: The Final Showdown". A borderline example of this, and Screw the Rules, I Make Them!.
  • Berserk Button: You do not tell Lightning that winning isn't everything.
  • Big Bad: In Revenge of the Island after Scott's eliminated and he Took a Level in Jerkass.
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Book Dumb: According to Chris one of the two reasons why he's on the Chopping Block in "Evil Dread" (along with Jo, albiet for different reasons other than him) is because of his crummy math skills. He also thinks the Eifel Tower is on Germany, even he mistakes Paris, France for it.
  • Brains and Brawn: Serves as the brawn to contrast Cameron's brains.
  • The Brute: For the Villainous Vultures.
  • Catchphrase: "Lightning strikes!" and "You're about to get struck by Lightning!"
  • Determinator: "Lightning never quits!" Still tries to win the challenge for his team in "Ice, Ice Baby" even after they already lost.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Gets revenge on Jo for voting him off by taunting her with a pre-recorded message in "Saving Private Leachball".
  • Double Knockout: In the American version of the final episode, Cameron's final attack hits Lightning, but drains his power suit of its last bits of power and he falls over. A severely dazed and discolored haired Lightning falls over on top of Cam a moment later, earning him the 3 count pin and the victory, More or less the same thing happens in the Canadian and the iTunes version of the ending, except that the order of who falls on who is reversed..
  • Dragon Ascendant: In Revenge of the Island after Scott's been eliminated he becomes the Big Bad.
  • Dumb Jock / Dumb Muscle: He does not seem particularly smart and seems to be unable to tell the genders of certain people. He confused Cameron with a little girl, and has not even realized that Jo is a girl until she took the Hurl of Shame.
    • Also, despite being his favorite food, he thinks steak comes from trees...
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Dads: Was highly upset when he found out his dad bet his gold rings on him and was even more upset when he lost in the canon ending (Canada and iTunes).
  • Face–Heel Turn: Lightning was never the nicest guy, but before Scott's elimination he was a half decent guy such as saving Cameron from drowning, helping Cameron realize Jo is a backstabber, staying loyal to his alliance before getting betrayed. Once Cameron beat him in an immunity challenge, albiet on accident on his part, he took several levels in jerkass, and degrading Scott as the Disc-One Final Boss, and making him the new Big Bad of the season.
  • Greed: Lightning keeps all the money to himself in his ending.
  • Harmless Electrocution: During his match with Cameron, Lightning gets struck by actual lightning, though it leaves no lasting damage aside from bleaching his hair. It does knock him out though, which results in either Cameron or himself winning the million.
  • Human Popsicle: Temporarily becomes one in "Ice Ice Baby".
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: "If [Brick] wakes me up one more time like that, he's gonna get struck by Lightning!"
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Heavily implied to be the origin of Lightning's current ego, having grown up in the shadow of his champion father.
  • I Was Beaten by a Girl: By Jo in "Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!"; however, he denies it and confuses Jo for a guy.
  • Jerkass: Starting in episode 12, towards Cameron.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: In episode 12, when Zoey falls in a radioactive pit, he runs over... to snatch the map away from her, so he could win the challenge.
  • Jerk Jock: He was more of a buffoon than a jerk early on, but he plays it straight towards the end of Revenge.
  • Large Ham
  • Lame Comeback: His attempts to insult Cameron in the finale. Only the last one seems to work.
    Lighting: You wanted an intellectual challenge? When I finish with you, your whole life's gonna be an intellectual challenge!
  • Locked into Strangeness: His hair seems to have been permanently bleached white after being electrocuted during his match with Cameron.
  • Manly Tears: After he loses to Cameron in the Canadian and the iTunes version of finale. Averted in the American ending where he wins.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: Lightning isn't exactly a bad guy, but his overwhelming ego and competitive streak can cause him to be ruthless and foolhardy.
  • Narcissist: About 75% of his dialogue is self-appraisal.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He threatens to perform one of these when Cameron wins the "Eat, Puke, and Be Wary" challenge by riding on his back.
  • Rated M for Manly
  • Real Men Eat Meat
  • The Rival: To Jo, especially after Brick is eliminated.
  • Running Gag: Confusing Jo for a boy. He finds out that Jo is a girl by the time she is eliminated.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl
  • Shout-Out: Lightning is wearing a jersey similar to the San Diego Chargers or the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
    • His online profile implies he's based of Smash Williams and Cuba Gooding Jnr.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Especially in All-Stars!
  • Third-Person Person
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: For most of the season, he is pretty much just a Dumb Jock. However, when Cameron took immunity instead of him in episode 11, he's rather bitter (even though it was his own fault for showing off before then). While his personality doesn't really change, he's notably more antagonistic towards Cameron and Zoey, and effectively replaces Scott as the villain near the end of the season.
  • Verbal Tic/Mad Libs Catchphrase: "SHA-(insert word, sound effect or Lightning's name here)!"
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: The reason why he is so over-competitive is because he wants to please his father. Understandable, considering his dad has 4 championship rings. Considering on what he put on the line, it's safe to say that he won that bet in the alternate ending.

    Scott 
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The Devious One

"Chris McLean, your little island won't know what hit it!"

Voiced by: James Wallis

Teams: Toxic Rats, Mutant Maggots, Villainous Vultures, Team Jafar, Team Hope, Courageous Monkeys

Scott only thinks of himself and tries to win by using anything and anybody who might benefit him. He is the main antagonist of Revenge of the Island.


  • Adorkable: He has shades of this especially in All-Stars when he gets to sleep on real pillows. This goes Up to Eleven when he's trying to be Courtney's boyfriend.
  • And I Must Scream: He ends up getting so viciously mauled by Fang that he becomes completely paralyzed and has to communicate through a machine. Played for Laughs. He gets much better in All Stars though.
  • Animals Hate Him: He gets attacked by both a woolly beaver and his team's mascot in the second episode. Not to mention his ongoing feud with Fang.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy
  • Asshole Victim: Is it any wonder why everyone laughs at him after his comeuppance?
  • Badass Beard: Only in his original design.
  • Big Bad: Of Revenge of the Island, until "Eat Puke and be Weary".
  • Bizarre Taste in Food:
    • Having grown up on a farm, Scott apparently has no problem eating Chef's disgusting gruel, and even likes it! The accompanying indigestion is a pleasant kind of nostalgia.
    • In "Sundae Muddy Sundae", he can't put chocolate syrup on his sundae, so he puts dirt on it instead. And he enjoys it.
  • Blackmail: Once he discovers Mike's secret, he uses it to make him his lackey under threat of telling Zoey.
  • Break the Haughty: Like every antagonist of seasons past, he gets broken in an epic fashion. See And I Must Scream above.
  • Butt-Monkey: Similar to Sam, he's especially this in All-Stars.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: The "Devious".
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Initially averted, then played straight in "Eat, Puke, and Be Wary", when he switches his dish with Cameron's when his back was turn. This later gets played straight when he gets shot by Chef's painful spaghetti gun, mauled by Fang, and eventually voted off by Cameron and Zoey.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Scott is shown whittling a piece of wood in some of his confessionals. In "Backstabbers, Ahoy!" it's revealed that he has used this skill to create fake immunity idols.
  • The Chessmaster
  • The Chew Toy: In All-Stars.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: In Revenge, the only person whose side he's on is his own.
  • Composite Character: Scott has traits from every antagonist from the first generation cast; see Suspiciously Similar Substitute below.
  • Crocodile Tears: See Wounded Gazelle Gambit below.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Despite being season four's main antagonist he gets eliminated in "In Eat Puke and Be Wary" and the final antagonist of the season ends up being Jerk Jock Lightning instead.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Played straight early on; however, the other campers eventually realize that he is up to no good.
  • Determinator: "Whatever doesn't horribly maim and devour you only makes you stronger."
  • Didn't Think This Through: Scott attempts to hogtie Fang during a challenge, his logic being that sharks are pretty much like pigs. Unfortunately for him, the two are nothing alike.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Sure wasn't happy when Sam and Dakota's electronics were taken away by Chris because it led both of them to fall under withdrawal.
  • Evil Is Hammy
  • Evil Laugh: He seems to be rather fond of these.
  • Evil Redhead
  • Expy: Of Russell Hantz from Survivor, due to his willingness to screw over his own team (especially those he feels have crossed him or he just plain dislikes) and his hunting for the hidden immunity idol. Much like Russell, he is also beaten by his own arrogance.
    • Duncan, as well. Only far worse. Unsurprisingly, they are good pals in All-Stars, and possibly this is the reason why Courtney feels attracted on him.
  • Extreme Doormat: To Courtney. He implies that even after scheming against him, he still didn't have it in him to vote her off.
  • Fate Worse than Death: See And I Must Scream above.
  • Farm Boy: He grew up on the farm, which he attributes to his rough personality.
  • Fear Is the Appropriate Response : A very understandable reaction when facing Fang.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: He seems to forgive J.Z. for using Courtney just to make him jealous, while he's angry about it.
  • Frameup: How he eliminates B and Dawn.
  • Freudian Excuse: Implied by Dawn's aura reading.
    Dawn: You weren't held enough as a child.
  • Graceful Loser:
    • He takes his elimination in Revenge of the Island surprisingly well, even showing approval towards Zoey for "duping" him.
    • He takes his elimination in All-Stars well enough too, even warning Zoey of Mike's treachery before he goes.
  • Griefer
  • Heartbreak and Ice Cream: When he is sad, Scott eats dirt.
  • Hidden Depths: He has stated he has a soft spot for nature and enjoyed watching the doves released in the morning in All-Stars.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: His overconfidence in his ability to manipulate and sabotage others is what eventually leads to his downfall.
  • Humiliation Conga: In "Eat, Puke and Be Wary": he gets hit by Chef's spaghetti bazooka, falls into several of Zoey's traps, voted off, and takes the hurl of shame with his least favorite shark who mauls him, later after he's put in the trauma chair everyone laughs at him.
  • Iconic Item: The shark tooth that he took from Fang in the second episode. Fang reclaims his tooth just before Scott takes the Hurl of Shame.
  • Impossible Task: His reaction to his flying machine selection in "Up, Up and Away in My Pitiful Balloon".
    Scott: (upon drawing a flying machine card) A bird?! How am I supposed to build a bird?!
  • I'm Not Here to Make Friends: More so than Heather. And that's saying something.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: His only purpose in All-Stars is to get injured in every manner physically possible, and, of course, it's always Played for Laughs.
    Scott: "Why is it always my butt?"
  • Jerkass: So, so much.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    Duncan: You have to dive. It's either you or the robot, and I'm pretty sure the robot isn't waterproof.
    Scott: Yeah, but it's shark-proof!
  • Kick the Dog:
    • Refusing to help Cameron when he was drowning in "Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!".
    • Getting Dawn's hopes up with a fake McLean idol after already framing her and getting her voted off in "Backstabbers Ahoy".
    • Forcing Mike to help him in "Grand Chef Auto" on the threat of blackmail, nearly causing Zoey to breakup with Mike.
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Metaphorgotten
    Scott: I'm like a little kid in a candy store full of suckers! (chuckles) And I'm gonna... uh, like, break 'em and stuff.
  • The Millstone: See Team Killer below.
  • Not Cheating Unless You Get Caught: Scott attempts to cheat in "Evil Dread"... but is caught by Manitoba.
  • Pet the Dog: Warning Zoey about Mike. After she eliminated him, no less.
  • Revealing Hug
  • Running Gag: Scott really shouldn't use the confessional so much, seeing how often he manages to hurt himself in it.
    • In All Stars, he constantly gets bitten on the butt by animals. He even lampshades this in "The Obsta-Kill Kourse."
    Scott: Why is it always my butt!?
  • Schemer: Chris even refers to him as such after he's eliminated: "Scheming Scott schemed his last scheme."
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: To Sharks, especially Fang.
  • Shout-Out: the machine (and his facial expression) that he gets stuck in during "Brain vs. Brawn: The Ultimate Showdown" is a shout out to the same state that Captain Pike was reduced to in Star Trek: The Original Series.
  • Shovel Strike: Accidentally does this to Mike (As Manitoba Smith) in "Evil Dread" after triggering a Booby Trap and getting frightened by bees (Little did he know is that he also re-awakened Mal).
  • Single Tear: He is genuinely upset when everyone, aside from Cameron, laughs at his condition in "Brain vs. Brawn: The Ultimate Showdown".
  • Smug Snake: In Revenge of the Island. Less so in All-Stars.
  • The Sociopath: Dawn outright calls him this, while Mike refers to him as psycho.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute:
    • He is essentially a male version of season one Heather, although she did not resort to team killing to get ahead.
    • He is also one of Alejandro. The two use similar tactics against their opponents, such as attempting to build trust with one of their competitors only to betray him/her later, and suffer a similar fate at the end of their respective seasons.
  • Team Killer: His initial strategy is to deliberately sabotage his own team. He stops this in All-Stars for obvious reasons.
    • In "Truth or Laser Shark", he slows down his team by petting the mutant rat instead of handing it off to B.
    • In "Ice, Ice, Baby", he melts his own team's fort to frame B for sabotage and gets him eliminated.
    • In "Backstabbers Ahoy!", he shoots Sam in the back, causing him to pass out and crash their team's boat. He then frames Dawn for stealing the campers' possessions and gets her eliminated.
    • In "The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean", he gives Jo and Lightning a hint on where to go and sends his own team to dig in the wrong location.
  • Throwing the Fight: Part of his team killing strategy.
    • However, this is subverted in "Finders Creepers" when Sam wins the challenge, despite being bound to Scott.
    • Subverted again in "A Mine Is a Terrible Thing To Waste" when he threw away the statue they are suppose to find, unaware that the statue landed in Anne Maria's hair which wins them the challenge once they leave the mine.
  • Token Evil Teammate: In Revenge of the Island while on both teams.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: A cunning manipulator in Revenge of the Island. In All-Stars... not so much.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In All-Stars he is a lot nicer to his teammates (and everyone else in general) than in Revenge of the Island.
  • Unexplained Recovery: As shown in All Stars.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Anytime his team wins a challenge in Revenge of the Island.
  • Villain Decay: A Jerkass in Revenge, but relegated to Chew Toy status in All-Stars. Scott also no longer schemes against the other competitors, instead seems to be content with competing fair and square. Justified because his old strategy wouldn't be very practical to use twice.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Sharks?: In "Heroes vs. Villians", the first episode of All Stars, he says in the Confessional that his brush with death after being mauled by Fang in Revenge of The Island has scarred him and he has developed a phobia of sharks as a result.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Just ask Zoey.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Successfully pulls one on Zoey in "Runaway Model". He falsely shows remorse for his team voting out Dawn, stating that she could communicate with Sasquatchanakwa and save Lindsay.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: In "Grand Chef Auto", after blackmailing Mike about his condition, Scott promptly eliminates him after winning the episode's challenge.
  • You Just Told Me: He uses this method to trick Cameron into telling him about Mike's condition.

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