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After having two hosts, a chef, and 84 different contestants on the show as well as a few extras, the character page had to be split into ten parts. The characters can be found at the pages linked below:

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  • Screaming Gophersnote 
  • Killer Bassnote 
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  • Toxic Ratsnote 
  • Mutant Maggotsnote 
  • Pimâpotew Kinosewak (Floating Salmon)note 
  • Wanihtam Maskwak (Confused Bears)note 
  • Ridonculous Race Newcomersnote 
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    Screaming Gophers 
Original Members: Beth, Cody, Gwen, Heather, Katienote , Justin, Leshawna, Lindsay, Noah, Owen, Trent
Later additions: Izzynote 

    Killer Bass 
Original Members: Bridgette, Courtney, DJ, Duncan, Eva, Ezekiel, Geoff, Harold, Izzynote , Sadie, Tyler
Later additions: Katienote 

  • The Big Guy: DJ fits this role the best, where it is invoked by Duncan that they could use his muscle power.
  • The Chick: Quite possibly the most gentle and caring character out of the whole cast, being a nature lover and a mediator of disputes among her friends.
  • The Leader: Usually Courtney, taking charge due to her bossiness. Though sometimes Duncan steps up to this role.
  • The Smart Guy: Harold, the resident geek who has time and time again proven his skills to be surprisingly resourceful.

    Screaming Gaffers 
Original Members: Gwen (captain), Duncan, DJ, Harold, Heather, Leshawna

  • Enemy Mine: Invoked with Gwen picking Heather, as per Leshawna's suggestion to "keep your enemies closer".
  • The Leader: Gwen. Notably one of only two teams with an officially designated team captain.

    Killer Grips 
Original Members: Trent (captain), Beth, Izzy, Justin, Lindsay, Owen
Later additions: Courtneynote 

  • The Leader: Trent. Notably one of only two teams with an officially designated team captain.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Despite the name, the vast majority of this team's members are from the Screaming Gophers, with ironically Courtney being the only Killer Bass ending up on this team.

     Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot 

Original Members: Alejandro, Noah, Owen, Sierranote , Tyler
Later additions: Izzynote , Duncannote 

  • The Big Guy:
    • Tyler fits this role due to being the athletic Dumb Muscle.
    • Owen occasionally fills this role, but is played less straight largely due to being The Load.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Courtesy of Sierra, the team is given a long embarrassing name. Made even funnier by Sierra not even being on the team an episode after it’s formation.
  • History Repeats: Izzy once again swaps teams with someone after one episode, so said person can be with someone else on that team.
  • The Lancer: Both Noah and Duncan fill this role, due to contrasting Alejandro's personality and being wary of his true nature.
  • The Leader: Alejandro is the clear leader of the team, calling the shots and guiding them through each challenge.
  • The Smart Guy: Both Noah and Alejandro fit this role at times, with Alejandro being the more active The Strategist while Noah tends to be more passive due to being Brilliant, but Lazy.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The team has only ever had one female member at a time, as Sierra swapped Izzy with Izzy so they could be with their respective love interests.

    Team Amazon 
Original Members: Cody, Courtney, Gwen, Heather, Izzynote 
Later additions: Sierranote 

  • Amazon Brigade: It's why they picked their name. Aside from Cody, the entire team are girls.
  • The Big Gal: Sierra, who is the by far the strongest member of the team, capable of superhuman feats when properly motivated, usually by Cody related instances.
  • The Lancer: Courtney is easily the most assertive member other than Heather, and is the most likely to fight with her over decision making.
  • The Leader: Heather, forever the Alpha Bitch, once again takes charge. Though this time she often fights for leadership with Courtney.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Aside from perhaps Cody, Heather is at odds with everyone on her team, with Gwen and Courtney having vicious rivalries with her, with Sierra growing to hate her too.
  • The One Guy: Cody remains the sole male member all the way until merge.
  • The Smart Guy: Cody. While he doesn't get to show it very often, he's still the most technologically savvy member of the team. He gets to show his skills such as when he crafts Gwen's head for their Viking boat.

    Team Victory 
Original Members: Bridgette, DJ, Ezekiel, Harold, Lindsay

  • Butt-Monkey: There only purpose is to be picked off one-by-one by Alejandro. It is telling that they come last in almost every challenge, with their only victories being non-elimination rounds.
  • Ironic Name: It is basically a Running Gag that there is “no victory for Team Victory”.

    Mutant Maggots 
Original Members: Anne Maria, Bricknote  Cameron, Jonote , Mike, Zoey
Later additions: Scottnote 

  • The Big Guy: While Jo rivals and might even have a edge on him in physical ability, Brick is still the main powerhouse of the team since Jo doubles as The Leader.
  • The Chick: Zoey, who is the main Nice Girl on the team.
  • The Lancer: Anne Maria ends up filling this spot as the one who clashes with Jo the most, as well as contrasting Jo's bossy competitiveness with her laidback and vain nature.
  • The Leader: Jo would quickly establish that Asskicking Equals Authority and become team leader.
  • The Smart Guy: Cameron, who is one of the smartest characters on the show period.

    Toxic Rats 

Original Members: B, Dakota, Dawn, Lightning, Sam, Scottnote , Staci
Later additions: Bricknote , Jonote 

    Heroic Hamsters 
Original Members: Cameronnote , Courtneynote , Lindsay, Mike, Sam, Sierra, Zoey
Later additions: Duncannote 

  • History Repeats: Much like last season, one member of this team volunteers for elimination in a horror themed episode, only for Chris to place them on the opposing team instead.
  • The Leader: Zoey takes up this role, being the Team Mom who looks out for all her teammates and typically rallies them during challenges.
  • The Load: Sam is even more of a burden than last season, though a lot of it is due to his misfortune than his actual fault.
  • The Smart Guy: Cameron of course, with his Awesome by Analysis able to assist the team through challenges.
  • Token Evil Teammate:
    • Courtney was placed on this team to begin with, despite her less than noble qualities. Chris eventually realizes this mistake and has her swap with Duncan.
    • Duncan thinks of himself as one, but no one treats him as such due to his Took a Level in Kindness.
    • The true holder of this title would be Mal, the evil Split Personality within Mike and the true Big Bad of the season.

    Villainous Vultures 
Original Members: Alejandro, Duncannote , Gwen, Heather, Jo, Lightning, Scott
Later additions: Courtneynote , Cameronnote 

  • Big Bad Ensemble: This team brings back all of the nastiest villains from throughout the show’s run, which mostly includes the Big Bad of each season.
  • The Brute: Lightning is once again the strongest and most athletic member of this team. It is for this very reason, along with his lack of intelligence that gets him voted off early.
  • Evil Genius: On a team full of manipulative villains, the status as smartest member now falls to Alejandro, who now takes a back seat from leadership.
  • Token Good Teammate: Gwen was wrongly placed on the team, so she would remain the only heroic member until Cameron was swapped over by Chris.

    Pimâpotew Kinosewak (Floating Salmon) 
Original Members: Amy, Jasmine, Maxnote , Rodney, Samey, Scarlett, Topher
Later additions: Skynote 

  • The Big Guy: Rodney, who is only behind Jasmine in size and strength, but unlike her lacks her Genius Bruiser tendencies and is firmly Dumb Muscle.
  • Evil Genius: Max thinks of himself as one, but if anything is more of The Load with the real holder of that title being Scarlett.
  • The Lancer: Interestingly, the twins provide both versions of the trope.
    • Amy ends up being an antagonistic lancer who tries to assert her own dominance and ends up clashing with Jasmine.
    • Samey is the supportive lancer, being Jasmine’s main sidekick and Number Two on the team.
  • The Leader: Jasmine quickly establishes herself as a natural born leader.
  • The One Guy: Much like Team Amazon, this team gets reduced to all females with the sole exception of Topher.
  • The Smart Gal: Scarlett takes this honor by being one of the most intelligent characters on the show, period. Only it turns out she’s actually an Evil Genius.

    Wanihtam Maskwak (Confused Bears) 
Original Members: Beardo, Dave, Ella, Leonard, Shawn, Skynote , Sugar
Later additions: Maxnote 

  • The Big Gal: Sugar, with her only contribution to the team being her Stout Strength.
  • The Chick: Ella, an Actual Pacifist and Friend to All Living Things who would never think to harm another soul.
  • The Leader: Shawn and Sky share this role depending on the episode. Once Sky swaps teams, Shawn takes over full time.
  • The Lancer: Dave. Regardless of whether it is Shawn or Sky in charge, he is there to contrast their assertive leadership with his grumbling.
  • The Load: Might take out top prize in this department, with virtually all of the team save for Sky being a hindrance at some point, with Shawn being the only other member to be at least decent in all challenges, although he has his moments.

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