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Chris Mclean

The host of the show, and frequent butt of the joke.

SARA

An assistant that was sent to Chris to help out on the show once things began to get a little out of control. She (though technically genderless) is actually a sentient tablet similar to an iPad.

  • Deadpan Snarker: Very much so.
  • Do-Anything Robot: Built with helicopter rotors, a net gun, a radar, sound effects, video playback and presumably more.
  • Fun with Acronyms: SARA is an acronym for Smart-Assed Robot Assistant.
  • Jerkass: Can be a bit excessive in her quips against Chris, to the point where it almost comes off as bullying.
  • The Load: Aside from showcasing challenge statistics on her screen, she doesn't contribute very much to the game. Though via her net gun she did stop Sarge from violently attacking Rai after his elimination. She also was the centre of the hide and seek challenge.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: To Chris.
  • Put on a Bus: Midway through the merge when The Cloaked Shadow destroys her via computer virus transmission. She returns in time for the F5 challenge.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: She is trashed by the Cloaked Shadow halfway through the Merge, when the really dramatic stuff truly set in.

BARA, DARA, FARA and JARA

Four other robots like SARA, though in less prominent roles.

  • Big Eater: FARA
  • The Ditz: DARA
  • Fun with Acronyms: Just like with SARA, their names spell something.
    • Bad Ass Robot Assistant
    • Dumb Ass Robot Assistant
    • Fat Ass Robot Assistant
    • Jerk Ass Robot Assistant
  • Jerkass: JARA

Topher

The executive producer of the show!

  • Chair Reveal: How he reveals himself in the Brains VS Brawns epilogue.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Very much not impressed that two rapists got onto Brains VS Brawns.
  • Noodle Incident: Just how did he go from a contestant who didn't even make the merge to the producer of the show? The author says all will be explained over time.
  • Troll: The four extra robot assistants he bought in were just as much to mess with Chris as they were to keep order.
  • Walking Spoiler: After all, they are only revealed in the final scene of Brains VS Brawns and raise many more questions than they answer.

Brains VS Brawns Characters

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    The Brilliant Brains 

Bianca Hunter- The Short Height and Tall Personality

I'm the shortest in my family and the shortest in my class … I'll probably be shortest in the game, but big power comes in small packages! I gotta act big, talk big, and think big!

  • Covert Pervert: She once says that "The Brains are the doms and the Brawns are the subs" during one challenge, earning her a lot of strange looks. She becomes less covert as the story goes on.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Zig-Zagged. She ended up being the fourth person voted out, but then she gained a considerable amount of plot and development on Phoenix Island and later returns to the game and manages to be a major protagonist, netting herself 6th place.
  • Expy: The author states she's meant to be one of Bernadette.
  • Family Theme Naming: Her full name is Bianca Elora Hunter, and she has an aunt named Ember. Quite appropriate that she named her kid Spyro during the Baby Challenge.
  • Morality Chain: For Patsy, and later, Trey.
  • Meganekko
  • The Napoleon: She's the shortest person of the cast and has been noted by some to be quite tiny for a 16 year old.
  • Ship Tease: With Trey. They are now an Official Couple.

Cy Beavistar- The 'Creepy Guy'

Gotta keep my head down, I have a habit of making people thing I'm some kind of creepy stalker who likes "stuff" … it's true, but don't let the others know that … huhuhuhuh!

Diamond Wendall- The 'Cowardly Convict'

I'm no criminal, I'm just a girl who's never left her home and her family before. I'm so scared … but my uncle thought dressing me up like this would make people take me seriously ...

  • Anime Hair: Just look at her picture on the author's deviantART page. How does she do that?
  • Anti-Hero: Type 1
  • The Cutie
  • Extreme Doormat: She has her moments.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: She tries to put one up in order to last longer, and despite how laughably thin it is, nobody besides Patsy and Cy seems to notice it's a facade at all. She does end up dropping it after a while.
  • Lovable Coward: Timid, nervous and easy to frighten, but popular among the readers.
  • Shrinking Violet: What she really is. Her Uncle thought dressing her up as a convict would have people take her seriously.
  • Verbal Tic: When she's especially nervous, she'll add "and stuff" to the end of sentences. This is especially apparent when she uses her Jerkass Facade.

Fosley Powers- The 'Quiet Douche'

The way to win is to just not try. I'll just lay low, keep quiet, and let some chump overshadow me. Easiest million I'll ever make.

Liv Christmas- The 'Anti-Social Butterfly'

Back home I'm the most social gal in school … but in this game you can NEVER trust ANYONE. I'll take what people have to say with a grain of salt; anything could be a lie ...

Ollie Volraw- The 'Standalone Twin'

I've never been away from my twin brother before, we've always done EVERYTHING together. Dad said it was time we were separated for a while. He's at military school, I'm here … game on, I guess?

  • Adorkable: His strategy attempts come off as this.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Over time he becomes happy and excited to be playing the game.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats / Master of None: At least, when it comes to the season's theme. He neither excels nor lacks in Brain or Brawn.
  • The Hero
  • The Hero Dies: Loses the F5 auto-elimination challenge against Fosley, aka the Cloaked Shadow.
  • Nice Guy
  • Nice Hat: A yellow and red beanie.
  • Shrinking Violet: A bit of a nervous guy, especially compared to the other guys on his team.
  • Token Good Teammate: Of the Brains.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He starts the game not talking to anyone but Liv and relying on her to help him through the game. He ends the game being friends with most of the contestants, revealing the identity of the Cloaked Shadow, and winning a crucial individual immunity against several stronger contestants.

Patsy Kisses- The 'Hacker'

I'm a hacker, and with my skills, I will be the eye in the sky. Nobody will be able to keep any secrets from me … nobody!

Trey Itoi- The 'Final Boss'

Villains always make it to endgame; I'm gonna be the biggest and baddest bad guy this game has ever seen! My strategy is to hype up how evil I am so that fate will keep me around! Alejandro, you've been one-upped!

Tyrian Grass- The 'Mushroom Maniac'

I'm here to investigate rumors of extremely rare mushrooms … and if ANYONE keeps me from my research, they are gonna get de-CAP-itated. My nature skills will help my team and my research.

Wittney Black- The 'Artistic Ego'

The best artist in history? Not that sap Picasso, it's me! Art is hard, and if I can make my name in that so easily, then this game will be easier than slicing bread. Inspiration and money are my goals.

    The Brutal Brawns 

Boris Shieldly- The 'Bodyguard'

One constant of this game is that insecure contestants are always picked on. I promise that if someone needs my help then I'll be their bodyguard.

  • Beleaguered Assistant: To Trey when he first arrives on Phoenix Island.
  • The Big Guy: Even by the Brutal Brawns' standards, he's pretty muscular.
  • Out of Focus: Both in-game and on Phoenix Island, he has a tendency to keep to himself, resulting in this.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Downplayed, but it's clear he sees his female teammates as weaker than his male teammates.

Earl Funkay- The 'Disco Stu'

Disco is never gonna die!

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Puts on a façade of being a harmless goofball, while actually being a ruthless and snide strategist.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander
  • Disco Dan
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Did Earl deserve to be ostracized by his teammates, get his hair damaged, and get voted off? Absolutely. Did he deserve to have his hair plucked out by birds? Not at all.
  • Faux Affably Evil
  • Hammerspace Hair: He smuggled a lot of things into his huge afro, just in case he needed them for negotiations, such as chocolate, soda and presumably more besides.
  • Hypocrite: For all of his complaining about John's constant strategizing, he seems to do a lot of strategizing himself.
  • Large Ham: One of the hammiest players in the story.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Actually acted dumber in order to be put on a Brawns team, so he could get a leg up on his teammates intellectually.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Managed to form two final two deals within his alliance.
  • Smug Snake
  • Verbal Tic: Tends to use the "funk" in place of the F-bomb. He drops it once he's voted out.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Plans on using this face to get head in the game.

Eliza Fluffberry- The 'Adventurer'

I remember when I was little my Grandpa would play explorers with me. Well, the time has come to have my own adventure! I'm gonna win and find some treasure!

  • Action Girl: If the fact she managed to knock out Fang the land shark via nerve pinching in episode 1 is any indication.
  • Bi the Way
  • Epic Fail: Her challenge performance in Episode 3 in a nutshell.
  • The Generic Guy: Notably, she's the only character not to go with the "people are more than they seem" theme.
  • Genki Girl: Outgoing and quite perky.
  • Outdoorsy Gal: She's proud to admit how much she loves the great outdoors.

Harmony Williams- The 'Sexy Librarian'

I'm a librarian and dedicated student, NOT A SUPERMODEL! I swear, if I get put on a "beauty" team, I'm might subtract some people front he sum of people trying to divide each other for the million.

John Tracker- The 'Brain over Brawn'

People look at me and see a big, tough, and brainless jock … but truthfully I hate sports and only do them for social status. I'll play the game strategically and logically, you'll see.

  • The Ace
  • Anti-Hero
  • Benevolent Boss: Plays with hard strategy, but clearly cares about his allies as people.
  • Genius Bruiser
  • Good All Along: Seems like a CPN villain, but he is actually a decent guy.
  • Jerk Jock: Zigzagged and then averted. he's generally quite polite and reasonable, but he has his villainous moments. Due to character development, he ends up becoming a lot nicer.
  • Noble Demon: At first.
  • Nothing Personal: Made this clear when he engineered Harmony's elimination.
  • Ship Tease: Played With. He and Ruth have no romantic feelings for each other, but several of their team mates ship them together and think they have a thing. Later on, the two are hinted to have feelings towards one another, though nothing ever happens. As of the epilogue, they are now an Official Couple.
  • The Strategist

Moe Deathspank- The 'Scatterbrain'

Fan favs always go far. If I can be a fan favorite then I'll go deep in the game for sure! I'm gonna win the Amazing Race and then I'll buy a chocolate factory! Woohoo!

Rai Wu- The 'Naughty Gymnast'

Gymnastics are what I do. I'm really flexible … in more ways than one. Heehee!

Ruth Hench- The 'Flunky Bully'

My job is being a bully; whatever the head bully says is what I do … and since she's not here I'm gonna need a new head bully to follow.

  • Adorkable: She has her moments of this.
  • The Bully: Albeit a 'low ranking support bully'.
  • Catchphrase: "It shall be done," in response to the Head Bully's orders.
  • Hidden Depths: Ruth enjoys cooking, and can make some pretty mean sushi.
  • Heroic BSoD: During the visitors challenge.
  • Official Couple: With John, as of the epilogue.
  • Out of Focus: Tends to just follow Head Bully's lead.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: According to Sarge at least, she looks much better with her hair down.
  • Skewed Priorities: Would rather the Head Bully win, instead of winning the game herself.
  • Sole Survivor: She wins Total Drama Brains vs Brawns.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: Can come off as this with her loyalty to the 'Head Bully' at times.
  • Stronger Than They Look: She's on the Brawns for a reason, but Word of God states that she's the second strongest contestant in the entire game, behind only Boris, which is hard to see at first glance.
  • Undying Loyalty: To whoever she considers the head bully, in this case John and later on Sarge. This is taken Up to Eleven, and also deconstructed, when she takes her loyalty to somewhat disturbing levels.

Sarge Snowstein- The 'Salty Sailor'

Some say I'm just a salty sailor, but if I can sail the seas and fight off sharks and octopi, then I think I can handle a crappy island.

Wishami Raj- The 'Wide Eyed Heiress'

I come from a wealthy family and I've lived the "Indian High Life" … but it's boring! I want to rough it in the wild and see what I've been missing all my life. This caged bird has been let loose!

    The Psychopath 

A dangerous individual for sure. This boy, or girl, has more than a few screws loose and has no concept of what most would see as right or wrong. They are high functioning, highly adaptable and highly dangerous. But, who is this person?

  • Bastard Boyfriend: To Ruth, seemingly, since he molested her for fun, and calls her his 'toy.'
  • Catchphrase: "That isn't nice!" or something to a similar effect.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He makes way for the Cloaked Shadow's plot to take center stage.
  • Driving Question: Who IS the psychopath? Sarge.
  • Faux Affably Evil: They try to be affable, but with what goes on in their mind, it doesn't come across.
  • The Great Outdoors: They are a fan of it.
  • Hollywood Atheist: They apparently are not religious.
  • Jerkass: Obviously.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Clearly one of the darkest, if not THE darkest villain the author has made in his stories.
  • Lack of Empathy: Given that he's a sociopath, this comes with the territory, especially considering how he treated groping and molesting Ruth like it was just the most charming thing in the world.
  • Rewatch Bonus: Invoked. The point of this character is to encourage rereading in order to find clues as to his or her identity. There are even some lines early on that hint at their status as a rapist.
  • The Sociopath: More of a psychopath.
  • Walking Spoiler: Due to the nature of the character, this trope is unavoidable.
  • Would Hit a Girl

    The Cloaked Shadow 

A mysterious figure, who is tormenting Patsy, and can and will harm ANYONE that dares cross his/her path.

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Cliques VS Cliques Characters

     The Jarring Jocks 

Asa Kyung, the 'Stoic Sports Fan'

Sports are my life, but I don't lose my head over them. A little calmness can go a long way.

Dale Lint, the 'Gang Leading Bishie'

Yeah, I'm cute, but I'm also a gang leader who has robbed, vandalized, and hammered out some teeth … but these guys will just know the cute part. Heehee!

Juliette Chrome, the 'Dare Devil'

Danger is just a word for "high tier fun." I'll never run, hide, or flee. Bring it on Chris! I'm ready for every second of this adrenaline rush!

Taylor Toria, the 'Tough Gal'

What use is strategy if you can't win the final challenge? F*ck strategy, I'm gonna plow my way to the end with physical power. If somebody doesn't like that, I'll kick their ass!

Woody Son, the 'Cocky Challenge Runner'

I could win this game SO easily, so I'm playing with extra rules to make it fair: 1) Swear one every sentence. 2) Vote in the minority. 3) Punch the first person I see per day.

  • The Big Guy: Notably the tallest and physically strongest of the cast.
  • Self-Imposed Challenge: He has decided that the game would be too easy without one, so he punches the first person he sees every day, swears in every sentence, and votes in the minority.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: As a part of said challenge.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: When he isn't talking about his self-imposed challenge, he's usually talking about how awesome he supposedly is.

     The Nitro Nerds 

Boonie Bopper, the 'Rocket Redneck'

Some say rednecks are dumb, but y'all tell me this … could a guy who can build a rocket sled from scratch be dumb? I don't think so.

Finneas Fogg, the 'Firm Realist'

People come to this game, expecting to make friends … and it's sad. We are here for cash, nothing more.

Lola Boustani, the 'Sensual Scientist'

Some say that nerds cannot be sexy or romantic, but studies show that we make ideal mates. I hope the boys here agree with that.

Patrick Wolfe, the 'Pissed Off Gaming Nerd'

I'm here to spread a message … f*ck sh*tty games! I'd rather shove my head up a unicorn's assh*le and eat its sh*t than play ET! My word will be heard!

Yorkie Yi, the 'Adorkable Roleplayer'

I'm kind of a dork, and more than kind of goofy socially … but people like that in this show, so I should be fine. If all else fails, fall back to the roleplaying and bring out Yorkie the Light Knight.

     The Onomatopoeia Oddballs 

Arthur O'Neil, the 'Classy Cannibal'

Fresh air and something to focus on. The doctor said that should help with my "problem." I trust him, let's see how far I can get, eh?

  • Big Eater: Claims to eat a lot of (non-human) meat.
  • Dramatic Irony: The readers all know his secret, but none of his teammates, or any characters in general, do.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Is set up to be a major character and protagonist, only to be voted out right after revealing his secret.
  • The Team Normal: In a sense. As Yazz points out, he's rather normal for someone on the Oddballs team.
  • Too Dumb To Not Get Voted Out: Seriously, Arthur. What were you thinking when you decided to reveal your secret right when you're about to vote?

Fortune Falls, the 'Gimmick'

Everybody loves a gimmick, and I'm gonna be one. A fan base means plenty of publicity and future opportunities.

Kenny Gee, the 'Muscular Metrosexual'

I'm sooooo excited to be here! I'm gonna bulldoze the challenges, then buy some cute clothes! If I break a nail, by GF and I will sue.

  • Camp Straight: He's practically a woman in a big, muscular man's body, but he, in fact, has a girlfriend back home, showing picture evidence.
  • Cool Shades
  • Everybody Is Single: Averts this, as he has a girlfriend back home.
  • Odd Couple: His girlfriend is known to be wild and shark obsessed. Kenny himself is girly, flamboyant and loves fashion.
  • One Degree of Separation: His girlfriend Wendy is a contestant in the upcoming Total Drama: Reds VS Blues.
  • Pink Is Feminine: So it only makes sense he would wear a pink shirt.
  • The Strategist: He's definitely the most competent of his team.
  • Those Two Guys: With Orwell.

Orwell Riley, the 'Gynophobic Pervert'

I admit it, I love sex and women … and it's terrifying! Why must I always be thinking of the stuff of nightmares?! So long as this is a boys only season I'll be okay ...

Yasmine 'Yazz' Doom, the 'Cheerfully Resigned Doomsayer'

We're all gonna die horribly when the world ends, so when all the suffering and pain starts, let's have some fun! Party at my place!

     The Precious Preps 

Goldie Mendez, the 'Casino Girl'

I work at a casino, so I know how to be charming and how to play my cards. I've got some aces up my sleeve.

Peach Pye, the 'Filthy Rich Poor Girl'

I'm from a billionaire family, but I prefer to live the poor lifestyle. It's just so interesting to live rough and put up with such crud all the time! Yay!

Roana Rayne, the 'Life of the Party'

I love to party and be a social nutter, but I know it won't last forever. I'm gonna enjoy all the partying I can before I have to retire and be an adult.

Sanjay Raj, the Cowardly Schemer'

My cousin Wishami played this game once, and she SUCKED at it. I'm gonna play the most cutthroat game ever and nobody will stop me … I hope they won't stop me.

Trevor George, the 'Badass Butler'

I'm a butler for the Mallori family, and their triplets got me on the show. They see it as a prank … I see it as a chance to be a badass and a total sir. Bring it on!

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