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    Bridgette, the Surfer Girl 
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"I'm a vegetarian! It's against my principles!"

Voiced by: Kristin Fairlie

Teams: Killer Bass, None, Team Victory

A sweet, gentle, and caring girl who loves animals and surfing. As coordinated as she is on the water, Bridgette is very klutzy when on dry land. A vegetarian dedicated to her granola values, she abhors violence and confrontation and just wants to see everyone get along.


  • Actual Pacifist: Hates needless violence and confrontations, preferring to build bridges and not walls.
  • Audience Surrogate: Bridgette serves this role in "Brunch of Disgustingness" when moving to a new cabin.
  • Beta Couple: Unlike most other romances, Bridgette and Geoff's relationship is an enduring one.
  • Berserk Button: Whatever you do... don't insult her weight. Geoff found out the hard way in "Aftermath II" during Total Drama Action, which causes nearly everyone who witnessed it to have an Oh, Crap! reaction, including DJ.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: While Bridgette is very nice, she even has her limits on certain occasions, such as her boyfriend Geoff behaving badly in front of her.
  • The Chanteuse: The persona she adopts when singing "I'm Sorry" to Geoff in "Aftermath: Bridgette Over Troubled Water", even Sitting Sexy on a Piano for much of it.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: During the paintball deer hunt, Bridgette gets in a couple of wicked-looking smiles while going after Heather.
  • The Chick: Bridgette becomes the only girl on the Killer Bass team after Courtney's elimination. At that time, the number of guys on the team is four.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: For a brief period of time addressed "Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Action Reunion Special", Bridgette has trouble dealing with the female attention Geoff receives due to his Aftermath fame. She ends up hitting Geoff with her surfboard after he looks at another girl, after which she owes up to her problem and apologizes.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: She's extremely clumsy on land, dropping a stage light on Courtney (and crushing her violin), accidentally kicking a burning ember into her team's camping tent, and knocking over a pole onto a family of skunks.
  • The Cutie: Her compassionate and pacifistic nature has established her as this.
  • Day in the Limelight: She got more focus than usual in "Brunch of Disgustingness", which showed her moving to the girls' cabin after the teams were merged.
  • Depending on the Writer: "Brunch of Disgustingness" established that she's a staunch vegetarian, but "Aftermath Aftermayhem" shows her eating a slice of pepperoni pizza.
  • Easily Forgiven: She mentions having a hard time staying mad at people, claiming she usually keeps a grudge for a good six minutes.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even though she turned against Gwen in Action for breaking Trent's heart, she refused to allow Geoff to throw her in a dunk tank full of piranhas.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: Aside from Geoff there are some characters that showed signs of being attracted to her including Ezekiel and Noah.
  • Flanderization: During Island, we see her and Geoff making out together. In the season finale, they keep making out as a Running Gag. During the first few episodes of Action, they no longer have personalities and are immediately eliminated by everyone else because they spend all their time making out instead of actually participating in the show. Fortunately, she regains her old characterization by the time she takes up the hosting position on the aftermaths.
  • Fluffy Tamer: She befriended a Siberian black bear during World Tour.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She is a vegetarian, finding creatures to be friends and not food. In World Tour she befriends a bear.
  • Granola Girl: Surfer girl who loves animals.
  • Girl Next Door: For Geoff.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Has true blue feminine clothes, but is a Surfer Gal as well.
  • The Heart: On the Killer Bass.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's one of the kindest contestants in the show, and unlike Lindsay, is a natural blonde.
  • Honor Before Reason: During the gross food eating challenge in "Brunch of Disgustingness", she refused to eat hot dogs made of dolphin meat for personal reasons, costing her team the challenge.
  • Hypocrite: Despite saying that she hates needless violence and confrontations, preferring to build bridges and not walls, Bridgette can get unusually violent with her boyfriend Geoff. Once she force-fed Geoff a sandwich when he insulted her for eating the sandwich and called her overweight. She also whacked Geoff with her surfboard for looking at another girl.
  • Jerkass Ball: She abruptly makes fun of Tyler's inability to face his fear at his elimination in Island. When she was up for elimination for the same reason!
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Light to Gwen's dark.
  • Make-Out Kids: With Geoff.
  • Morality Pet: She's Courtney's only real friend in the first three seasons and Courtney is always nice to her, even in Action.
  • Ms. Fanservice: While not going to the extremes like Lindsay, Heather or Courtney and she even has a relatively modest swimsuit, Bridgette definitely has her moments. This includes sunbathing in Celebrity’s Manhunt special and a rather attractive dress during her "I'm Sorry" song.
  • Nice Girl: Bridgette's optimistic attitude has led her to befriend nearly everyone she has competed with, with her only major conflicts being with mean-spirited people.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: During the World Tour Aftermaths, Blaineley keeps bringing up "Bridgepole" — i.e., that time where Bridgette got her tongue stuck to a flagpole.
  • Only Friend: By the end of the series, she's the only character whose friendship with Courtney didn't break though this is mainly because they do not have not interact with each other outside of the Aftermaths (where Bridgette is one of the hosts and Courtney is in the Peanut Gallery) since the pre-merge of Total Drama Island.
  • Only Sane Woman: In "Brunch of Disgustingness", she spends some time trying to get the girls to co-operate, knowing that they have to work together to win the challenge.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Inverted with Geoff: she's blue, he's pink.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: To Geoff in Action.
  • The Smurfette Principle: To the Killer Bass after Courtney's elimination.
  • Sitting Sexy on a Piano: During I'm Sorry in "Aftermath: Bridgette Over Troubled Water".
  • Supreme Chef: A couple of episodes have shown that Bridgette is good at cooking.
    • In "Who Can You Trust?", she is able to prepare fugu blowfish sushi and give it to Geoff without lethally poisoning him.
    • In "If You Can't Take The Heat..." as part of the cooking challenge, she and DJ make a spaghetti dish that Chris pronounces "On a scale of 1 to 10, 15!"
  • Surfer Dude: Although her attitudes are more like a hippie.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: At the Aftermath 2 and 3 with Geoff (Action) and later Blaineley (World Tour, though not much).
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to Gwen and Blaineley's tomboys, and the tomboy to Courtney's Girly Girl.
  • Tongue on the Flagpole: See Once Done, Never Forgotten. Courtesy of Alejandro duping her when she leaned in expecting to kiss him. As if that's not humiliation enough, Chris then makes her sing through it; and after her elimination, Blaineley insists on replaying it during the Aftermaths.
  • True Blue Femininity: Her standard outfit is a blue hoodie. She has also been seen wearing a low-cut blue dress in a similar color.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: In Action, though she gets more screen time as the Aftermath hostess.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Implied. During Island, Bridgette and Gwen are close friends, but Bridgette turns against Gwen during Action, blaming her for breaking up with Trent. While Bridgette does not outright end their friendship, she makes it clear through her words and actions that she disapproves of how Gwen broke up with Trent and that she is not on her side. Bridgette even informs her that Lindsay and Beth are ticked at her because they found out that Trent threw their team's challenges for her. And while Bridgette disapproves of Geoff's treatment of Gwen and tries to protect her from his torture, they never make up or interact during the rest of the series, so it's an educated guess that their friendship never recovered.

    Courtney, the 'Type A' 
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"I'm the only one with CIT camping experience here!"

Voiced by: Rochelle Wilson ("Not So Happy Campers"), Emilie-Claire Barlow (all other episodes)

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

A haughty, uptight, and perfectionistic overachiever who will do anything for success. As the only contestant with CIT (counselor-in-training) experience, Courtney is a natural leader with many strengths, but her bossy demeanor and ruthless drive to win makes her a polarizing individual.


  • Academic Alpha Bitch: A haughty perfectionist overachiever whose motto is "If you can't come in first, don't come in at all." She gets worse as the series goes on.
  • Academic Athlete: She is both scholarly and athletic.
  • The Ace: As part of being a perfectionist she prides herself in being a straight 'A' student. Her Island bio claims she's a published author, having written the award-winning book Total Triumph for Teens and that her bedroom is covered with trophies, ribbons, and plaques; she's apparently never lost anything in her life before Total Drama.
  • Action Girl:
    • Especially in Action. Courtney has exceptional athletic abilities and is also capable of lifting amounts of weight much greater than her own.
    • Averted in Island where she generally did poorly in challenges, though she did rip a light post out of the ground and swing it as a weapon pretty easily.
  • 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 main Alpha Bitch in Action and All-Stars after Heather's elimination. On Team Amazon, however, she clashes with Heather for the position.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: From as early as "Not So Happy Campers – Part 2", there are hints of volatile perfectionism behind Courtney's congenial conformity. Things come crumbling when she is unjustly eliminated and the rules she put her trust in don't protect her. As new chances to win come by, Courtney's readiness to do whatever necessary to win grows. At the same time, her relationship with Duncan becomes strained due to selfish acts on both sides. Courtney becomes more aggressive, eruptive, impatient, controlling, and dependent on writing things down even if they're trivial as someone with racing thoughts would do. Her ability to genuinely reciprocate socialization also takes a dive after Duncan cheats on her with Gwen and Alejandro uses her emotional state to his own advantage.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Courtney is an ambitious, competitive and determined young woman and she's also a ruthless, aggressive and antagonistic person to be around.
  • Anti-Hero: Island and in the first half of World Tour, see Pragmatic Hero below. But then something causes her to snap and she becomes a villain.
  • Attention Whore: Any time she mentions that she was a CIT, it's practically a cry for attention.
  • Ax-Crazy: When she gets enraged, she becomes extremely violent. In World Tour, Heather says that Izzy has been replaced by Courtney.
  • Bare Your Midriff: With her swimwear and sleepwear.
  • The Baroness: During the second half of Action. While she dresses more conservatively than Heather, Courtney is very much of the Sexpot subtype.
  • Being Evil Sucks: Courtney might be one of the show's strongest, most determined competitors who will do anything to win, but at the end of the day, her over-aggressiveness, arrogant attitude, and willingness to betray everyone and anyone in her pursuit of the million dollars eventually makes her hated by the entire cast, including her former friends and boyfriends who really did care about her, but broke things off as soon as it came out she was plotting to take them down too. When she can't win the prize in spite of all her efforts, she's left with nothing and no one.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension:
    • With Duncan in Island.
    • Develops some with Scott in All-Stars.
  • Big Bad: During the second half of Action, after she boots first half baddie Justin.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In contrast to Heather, Courtney comes off as civil and polite when she was introduced. However, as the series progressed, her overly competitive and bossy personality has alienated virtually everyone on the show.
  • Brainy Brunette: She's pretty intelligent and scholarly, especially when it comes to legal matters. Heather specifically brings this up in Action when she's looking to steal someone's hair.
    Heather: I'm too smart to be Lindsay-blonde, but Courtney's? Hers would be perfect.
  • Break the Haughty: Repeatedly, usually having something to do with Duncan. She ultimately does herself in in All-Stars when her selfish intent gets the better of her, and ultimately runs out of excuses when the others make sure she knows they've had enough.
  • Broken Ace: For all of her various talents, such as her intelligence and athleticism, as well as her perfectionist mindset which motivates her to succeed in everything she does, Courtney's complete lack of social skills, desire to control everyone around her, ruthless ambition, and simply unpleasant (sometimes even psychotic) behavior ruin her chances of winning, and ultimately result in her having nothing and no one by the end of the series.
  • Broken Bird: Possibly counts as this as of her downfall in All-Stars.
  • Butt-Monkey: Rivals Heather.
  • Can't Take Criticism: Any time anyone calls her out, expect Courtney to whine about how she was a CIT.
  • Catchphrase: "I was 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 (though she was already showing signs of it by the end of Island with her behavior in Haute Campture and especially the special).
  • Chronic Back Stabbing Disorder: Much like Heather, Courtney too has her fair share of betrayals throughout the series, ranging from friends, enemies and even love interests:
    • In the special for the first season, Courtney briefly teams with Duncan but after she manages to retrieve the money and Duncan is injured, she instantly abandons him without missing a beat.
    • Near the end of All-Stars, Courtney plans to betray Gwen some way along the way despite their promise to go the finale together. Instead, she plans to bring her new boyfriend, Scott, with her, believing that he will throw the match for her. Unfortunately for her, Mal reveals her plan to the others before she could carry it out. What makes her horrible is that after giving all sorts of crap to Gwen for her own betrayal two seasons ago, Courtney was all too happy to do the same.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: First to Duncan, then to Alejandro.
  • The Comically Serious: Courtney is very uptight, ambitious and no-nonsense but she's also extremely energetic and crazy which is oddly amusing.
  • Companion Cube: Her PDA in Action.
  • Competition Freak: She's hellbent on winning, and has no qualms with plowing through anything or anyone in her path.
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: When she comes back in Action, she is frustrated and harsh with her teammates because she really wants to put an effort in winning while her team normally doesn't try, resulting in her teammates trying to vote her off for being too bossy.
  • 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 and Psycho: Courtney is an attractive young lady, but she is mentally and emotionally unstable.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Courtney's childish and high-pitched voice doesn't mesh very well with her uptight personality.
    • In "Get a Clue", she whines to Chris about wanting a prize after she solves his first riddle then after she brought in two samples of DNA.
    • In "The EX-Files", she laughed rather obnoxiously when Duncan got zapped with a laser while pretending to flirt with Tyler.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of the Go-Getter Girl and Determinator. Courtney is defined by her strong-willed ambition and her determination to win every challenge she's in, making her one of Total Drama's top competitors. However, while she sells herself as The Ace in terms of intelligence and athleticism, she is severely lacking in people skills. She alienates her teammates with her bossy attitude and seems to have little understanding of personal relationships, constantly expecting others to comply with her demands and getting upset when they don't. She has also betrayed or abandoned her friends and/or boyfriends multiple times, as well as endangered her fellow contestants, for personal gain. Her single-minded ambition costs her nearly every friendship and romantic relationship she has over the course of the series.
  • Demoted to Dragon: While she took the role of Big Bad in Action, after her breakup with Duncan in World Tour she takes the role of Alejandro's number-one supporter both before and after her elimination.
  • Determinator: When she wants something, she will fight to the death to get it. However, sometimes her determination ultimately leads to her own destruction.
  • Dirty Coward: Used Sam as a Human Shield against the Villainous Vultures' leech-shots in "Saving Private Leechball". This promptly results in her being switched to the Villainous Vultures herself.
  • 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 when he cheats on her with Gwen.
  • Enemy Mine: Courtney and Gwen's mutual dislike for Heather makes them bond in the first half of World Tour.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: While at her worst in Action, there's a challenge where she has to make a shark act like her. During the challenge she implies she turned her shark into sushi, but when Chef questions this she says she would never do anything that cruel. Instead she made him cough up his lunch.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: In All-Stars, she thinks she deserves to be on the Heroic Hamsters despite her actions in the past seasons. During her short tenure on said team, she has little patience for her team's niceness and pretty much acts as a villain. When she was transferred to the Villainous Vultures, she protests.
  • Evil Feels Good: Is tempted into breaking the rules by Duncan and once she did so it felt so good she just wanted more, leading to her Start of Darkness.
  • Expy:
    • Of Tracy Flick, especially in her audition video where she is seen running for President of the Student Council.
    • She also shows similarities to Eliza Orlins, both being students studying law with political ambitions who tend to not get along with fellow players.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Whenever she's on the Heel side of the Heel–Face Revolving Door.
  • Fallen Hero: She started out a civil contestant who always followed the rules but as the series progressed she started going back and forth on the Heel–Face Revolving Door. This invoked in All-Stars, she starts out on the Heroic Hamsters but gets switched to the Villainous Vultures after she gets caught using Sam as a human shield.
  • Fatal Flaw:
    • Pride. Courtney expects others to follow her unquestioningly, gets dangerously angry when they don't, and is constantly trying to elevate her social status. This has led to her downfall in every season she's in. Two other flaws that lead to her downfall are her need for control and greed.
    • Control. 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 (and unlike Heather, she doesn't know how to manipulate people out of using it against her). Her own desire to win ultimately sealed her fate in All-Stars.
    • Greed. Whenever Courtney has a choice between another person or the prize money, she always chooses the money, no matter how important that person is to her (as Duncan, Gwen, and Scott can attest to). Not surprisingly, this has been the nail in the coffin for all of her relationships, romantic or platonic.
  • 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.
  • The Finicky One: Courtney was very fussy and had Type-A personality especially in season 1 and in the later seasons, she becomes an short-tempered, controlling and psychotic Drama Queen.
  • Foil:
    • Parallels Heather. Both girls are Alpha Bitches who serve as the Big Bad of a season, both formed multiple alliances (notably both with Beth), and both garnered a lot of hatred from their fellow campers. However, while Heather was a Card-Carrying Villain who knew fully well what she was doing was bad, Courtney had a case of Moral Myopia and believed her actions were justified while having trouble processing that she was the villain. Heather started off unrepentant and ruthless in her crusade to win, before she gradually mellowed out and had a Hazy Feel Turn. Courtney started off as a harsh but well-meaning girl, before being corrupted by Duncan and turning to the dark side. Their antagonistic approaches are also quite different; Heather playing The Chessmaster and manipulated others to orchestrate eliminations, while Courtney exploits Loop Hole Abuse in conjunction with her lawyers, and demonstrates physical prowess to dominate in challenges that Heather fell short on.
    • To Trent. Both of them were major characters in Island who had major romance arcs with one of the final four, with both being eliminated in the same way. Both of them promptly break up with their respective love interests, with said love interests (Gwen and Duncan) later ending up in a relationship with each other. However, Trent is substantially more considerate of Gwen's feelings and wants her to feel happy, while Courtney is more assertive and demanding in her relationship with Duncan. Both end up with their relationships ending, however Gwen and Trent remain on good terms after the breakup, Courtney becomes immensely hostile towards Duncan and constantly antagonizes him.
  • Foreshadowing: Her attitude in the season 1 special "Total Drama Drama Drama Island" provides a little preview of her characterization and relationships to come: she outright challenges Chris, getting "behind the scenes" and commandeering an air balloon that was only supposed to be for staff; she goes from being sweet and "in it together" with Duncan to abandoning him as soon as he sprains an ankle (and after he just wrestled an alligator for them); when DJ, Cody, Tyler, and Owen are in danger, she wouldn't hesitate to let them die; and the episode ends with her being a very Sore Loser over not being on season 2, vowing that Chris and company will be in huge trouble:
    DJ: You wouldn't let us fall to our deaths!
    Courtney: Oh yes I would! I don't even like you very much.
  • Forgot About His Powers: In the All-Stars episode "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.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Even in Island, when she is at her most civil, she doesn't get along with most of the other contestants due to her bossy nature and neuroses. When she protests that her elimination was unfair because Harold rigged the votes, the other eliminated campers give her No Sympathy.
    Eva: Didn't see it. Don't care.
    Lindsay: You just would have been kicked off in another episode. No one liked you that much.
    Noah: You're here! You lost! Get over it!
  • Flanderization: Her competitive nature is greatly exaggerated in Action onward, often flip-flopping between her more civil self in Island and this by the end of each subsequent season; needless to say, her inconsistency is baffling.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Courtney may be a cultured preppie, but she has shown that she can kick butt.
  • Go-Getter Girl: She's a perfectionist who has ambitions to get into law school.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: She wears a purple princess dress in "The Princess Pride".
  • Green Is Gross: She hates green jelly due to its resemblance to snot.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Courtney started off a bit sane but she develops some extreme anger issues the more she gets invested in the game show.
  • Hated by All: She is considered to be one of the most hated contestants, considering how she treated the others and the number of times she betrayed those who are willing to put up with her. This is best shown at the end of Sundae Muddy Sundae where after her deception is revealed to the others, she gets No Sympathy from almost anyone when she's flushed down.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: She supposedly had some degree of redemption in World Tour and All-Stars, but it's questionable just where her morality gets placed after that.
  • Her Own Worst Enemy: Courtney shows many times that she has a chance to reach the finale but at the end, her pride and selfishness tends to be her downfall. She can be a team player but her necessity to be the team leader leads everyone else to find her bossy. She also is capable of being civil and make friends as well as being in romantic relationships but her tendency to betray everyone makes her one of the most hated contestants.
  • 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.
  • Hot-Blooded: She can be a little too passionate and competitive as she's too high-strung and neurotic to relax until she wins.
  • Hypocrite: It seems that Courtney has a big case of Moral Myopia, not exactly holding herself to the same standards as she does everyone else.
    • 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. This incident seems to result in subtle Character Development, as when Bridgette, Duncan, and Geoff later mock Tyler for failing to overcome his fear, Courtney tells them to stop.
    • In Action, Courtney unfairly gets herself put back into the show. Then she complains about how Owen returned "unfairly", but Chris gets it shoved in her face that he came back the same manner as she did, so she's in no position to criticize.
    • 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. She also tries to actively conceal the whole kissing fiasco with her, Cameron, and Scott from Gwen, while acknowledging that she's been giving Gwen a hard time about "the whole kissing thing" with Duncan.
  • I Can Change My Beloved: In both Action and World Tour, she makes lists of all Duncan's faults, insisting that "he will be perfect" once she corrects them.
  • Iconic Item: Her PDA in Action.
  • Idiot Ball: Gets hit by this big time in All-Stars where she makes a chart showing her elimination order for the other contestants, which includes betraying her boyfriend and her bestie, then leaves it lying around for Mal to find.
  • Informed Ability: Courtney's Island bio claims she's a published author, having written the award-winning book Total Triumph for Teens, and that her bedroom is covered with trophies, ribbons, and plaques; she's apparently never lost anything in her life before Total Drama. You would be forgiven for not believing that with her performances in Total Drama Island. In Season 1, Courtney refuses to jump off the cliff into shark-infested waters as part of the first challenge; she claims to have a medical condition. When Chris warns her that she's risking the possibility of elimination, Courtney accepts the risk, believing the majority of the members on the opposite team won't jump. She was wrong, and the only people that didn't jump were DJ and Beth. Later, Courtney elects herself as project manager to lead the team in building the hot tub, but fails to get her team to build it, and as Duncan points out Courtney's management skills have demonstrably fallen flat. It was clear that Courtney was going to be voted off and she was only saved by Ezekiel angering the whole team and getting voted off instead. In the "Phobia Factor" episode where the challenge was to face their fears, Courtney gave each of her teammates a hard time when they have trouble facing their fears, but when the time comes for her to face hers, she can't even go through with it. Yet for some reason she was not voted off, and Tyler was sent home, despite the fact he at least tried to overcome his fear.
  • 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: She gets more and more self-absorbed with her domineering nature and brattiness becoming some of her worst traits.
  • Jerkass: She becomes a full blown one in later seasons, especially in Action where she blatantly bends the rules in her favor due to threatening the producers with her lawyers and making sure to rub it in everyone else's faces.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's hostile, egotistical and violent, but she can also be kind and helpful when she's not on the other side of her mood swings.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: In ‘’Action’’, she treats Lindsay to a spa day after berating her earlier, only to reveal that she only treated her to get ahold of her DNA sample for the challenge, and continues to treat Lindsay like dirt the rest of the episode with no reason to hide her true colors.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: There are a few people who are willing to be friend with Courtney and while she cherishes them, she will not hesitate to stab them in the back in order to win.
  • Knight Templar: Unlike most antagonists, Courtney isn't a Card-Carrying Villain. She genuinely thinks of herself as a hero and will usually make an attempt to justify her actions.
  • The Lancer: On Team Amazon.
  • Large Ham: When Courtney is angry, she makes sure everyone knows it, like when Harold's vote-rigging got her eliminated in Island.
    Courtney: I do not concede! I do not concede! I was your only hope! I was a Counselor in Training!
  • 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 bites 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, she ends up getting betrayed and voted off by Duncan.
      • This can also be a case of delayed karma: in "Total Drama Drama Drama Island", she and Duncan team up to retrieve the case of money, up until Duncan sprains his ankle. Even though he just wrestled an alligator for them, Courtney promptly leaves him to fend for himself, saying the opportunity for her to win the money is more important than sticking with him.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Played with. Depending on which side of the Heel–Face Revolving Door she is on, Courtney can either be Light or Dark.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Her bio mentions that for Island, she packed five identical copies of her main outfit.
  • Love Cannot Overcome: Ultimately, her relationship with Duncan doesn't work out because they're just too different and can't compromise or agree on how much one of them has to change to please the other.
  • 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 32-page "how to be a perfect boyfriend" contract she drew up for Duncan to follow. Later she makes another "small list" of an additional 46 things she wants to change about him.
  • Male Gaze: Courtney gets a bunch of butt shots for no other reason besides Fanservice in every season in which she participates.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Not to the extent of Heather or Alejandro, but she has her moments, especially in Action and All-Stars.
  • Mood-Swinger: She can go from sweet and civil to devious and violent on a moment's notice.
  • Ms. Fanservice: As mentioned above, she gets a lot of Male Gaze. It's especially noticeable when she does her Cheerleader bit. Her superhero outfit as the "Human Cricket" is also notable.
  • Nervous Wreck: She gets super obsessive and uptight over everything, especially with game rules and relationships and if things don't go well, she freaks out.
  • Never My Fault: She rarely accepts her own failures, and when she does it's usually out of self-preservation rather than genuine remorse. Her profound lack of humility and constant excuses ultimately comes back to bite her in the ass.
  • New Friend Envy: In All-Stars, she becomes jealous of Zoey's friendship with Gwen.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between:
    • In terms of the love triangle mess in World Tour, she is the in-between to Gwen's nice and Duncan's mean.
    • In All Stars, she is the mean to Zoey's nice and Sierra's in-between on the Heroic Hamsters before Courtney gets switched over to the Villainous Vultures, where she is the in-between to Gwen's nice and Heather's mean, much like their dynamic on Team Amazon in World Tour.
  • Nightmare Face: In her angriest moments, she sports one of these, and it's usually a sign that things are about to get violent.
  • No Social Skills: She may be an effective competitor, but she doesn't really understand how to interact with people or make them like her. In Island, her bossy and uptight attitude only served to irritate her teammates until Harold rigged the votes to have her kicked off. When she later protested her unfair removal from the competition, Lindsay straight-up told her that she just would have been voted off later, because nobody liked her anyway.
  • Obliviously Evil: Judging by her reaction when Chris transfers her to the Villainous Vultures, Courtney has no idea that her actions thoroughout the three episodes she is in the Heroic Hamsters (or the past seasons) make her unfit to be a hero.
  • Oblivious to Hatred: She is shocked to hear from Lindsay in Haute Camp-ture that nobody likes her at all.
  • Obsessed Are The List Makers: She has a habit of obsessively making lists whenever she's stressed.
    Courtney: (furiously writing on a notepad) 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.
  • Operation: Jealousy: She attempts to make her former love interest Duncan jealous by flirting with Tyler, then Alejandro. It doesn't work.
  • 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, a simple-minded Farm Boy with little care for etiquette, heavily contrasting the strict and prim Courtney. Scott himself is very similar to Duncan, so it sort of makes sense that she would be drawn to him. This doesn't last either.
  • Opportunistic Bastard: In three out of the four seasons she competes in, she at least attempts to find some way to get some money regardless. In Island she sues the show, in Action she convinces Duncan to split the money in his ending and plans to sue again in Beth's, and in World Tour she tries to talk Alejandro into giving her 1/5 of the million in exchange for her help during the finale.
  • The Perfectionist: She ain't called "The Type A" for nothing.
  • Pet the Dog: She surprisingly has quite a few moments.
    • Her friendship with Bridgette in general.
    • She defended Tyler when the other Killer Bass were taunting him after his elimination, even though she clearly didn't like him very much.
    • She hugged Harold when he won the talent show challenge.
    • She was one of the more vocal about liking Leshawna when the eliminated contestants were talking about her.
    • In Action, she nicely asked Beth if she and Duncan kept her up with their relationship talk.
    • In Jamaica Me Sweat she was concerned for Owen and Izzy when they got crushed by the plane.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Her princess gown in "The Princess Pride" and her wedding gown in "Niagara Brawls".
  • Plot Allergy: In "Dial M for Merger", Courtney claims to be lactose intolerant when she's sent on a trip to a local cheese factory. And in "Heroes vs. Villains", she starts sneezing as an allergic response to flowers. Neither allergy comes up in any other episode.
  • Pom-Pom Girl: Briefly in "Action" when, for a challenge, she tries to teach her shark to cheer and start a dancing with two pom pom like example.
  • Pragmatic Hero: In Island and the first half of World Tour. She strictly follows rules and order, but she can be very mean and aggressive.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Sometimes Courtney will make rational decisions to further her goals. For example, in "The Ex-Files", Courtney sees Heather getting sucked into what seems to be a portal to a different dimension, but she decides to pull her out of the portal because Heather would be useful to her to vote off Gwen.
    Courtney: Hmm, she is a pain... ugh, but I need her vote to get rid of Gwen. (proceeds to pull Heather out of the portal)
  • Pride: Her defining trait, and her Achilles' Heel.
  • Protagonist-Centered Morality: Her entire moral outlook.
  • Psychopathic Woman Child: Courtney doesn't seem this way at first, due to her prim and uptight exterior, but as time goes on she shows many signs of psychopathy such as an inability to learn from her mistakes, a disregard for the feelings and even the lives of others, and having extreme difficulty prioritizing long term relationships over short-term gain. She resorts to leveraging people's lives for her own gain rather often: threatening to kill DJ, Cody, Owen, and Tyler for the million dollars in the first season special, holding the only means of escape from an exploding building hostage until the others agree to split the money with her if they win, and offering to feed one of the other contestants to a shark in exchange for it returning her PDA. As for the man child part, she has a tendency to throw destructive temper tantrums and whine childishly whenever things aren't going her way, most notably whining about wanting a prize for so long that Chris gives her his snacks just to shut her up.
  • 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 Bridgette's blue
  • Relationship Revolving Door: Her past relationships with both Duncan and Scott:
    • Has an on again off again relationship with Courtney, throughout Island and Action, until World Tour where Duncan becomes more interested in Gwen and end up forming a love triangle, causing animosity with Courtney.
    • When she competes in All-Stars: upon switching to the Villainous Vultures, she starts bonding with Scott, and they eventually hook up after an accidental kiss in "Zeek and Ye Shall Find". However, this relationship is short-lived when they break up after only two hours due to Cameron (manipulated by Mal) kissing Courtney. Scott forgives Courtney in the next episode and they become a couple again, only to break up an episode later due to Mal exposing Courtney's elimination chart.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Her primary motive in the second half of World Tour is to get Gwen eliminated any way she can, as revenge for Gwen betraying her and stealing her boyfriend. She eventually resorts to throwing her team's challenges, risking herself being eliminated in the process.
  • Rich Bitch: A couple episodes imply that she's rich or at least well-off, such as when she hires a team of lawyers to sue her way back into the competition in Action. "One Million Bucks, B.C." shows her indulging in lobster and Belgian chocolate. Also, in "The Princess Pride", Leshawna explicitly refers to Courtney as a "skinny rich girl" in her note to Harold as he was singing Courtney's princess song in the confessional.
  • The Rival:
    • She often clashes with Heather, particularly during World Tour.
    • In All-Stars, Courtney feels threatened by Zoey.
  • Running Gag: In Island, going on really long tangents in the confessional about how she can't stand Duncan, listing everything she hates about him, and denying that she would ever like him.
    Leshawna: (from outside the confessional) Yo! You still protestin' in there, or are you gonna let someone else have a turn?!?
  • 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.
  • Schedule Fanatic: Courtney reveals in an Action confessional spot, that she schedules ordinary daily activities years in advance.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Her use of her lawyers on Action, which has gotten her multiple immunities and preferential treatment by the producers. As the show goes on, though, they eventually start to tire of her attitude. Her lawyers stop returning her calls near the end of the season.
  • Second Place Is for Losers: She practically lives by this rule. According to her official bio for the first season, her personal motto is, "If you can't come in first, don't come in at all."
  • 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.
  • Skewed Priorities: She desperately wants to win, and will do anything to achieve that, even if it means endangering her own friendships if it is convenient to her plans. Ironically, it's the fact that she places such little value on the well-being of her teammates that she ultimately screws herself over in the game, as her aggressive attitude and selfishness inevitably leads to her fellow competitors rallying against her every time victory seems within reach.
  • 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.
  • Slasher Smile: She sports one in the "All-Stars" opening when she's seen fighting Gwen and Duncan with a burning jousting stick.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: As part of her Action persona. Duncan even calls her "a high maintenance chick with a superiority complex."
  • Smug Snake: Courtney is incredibly power-hungry, egotistical and bratty and while she's very ruthless and competitive during competitions, she never wins because of her worst qualities and the fact she gets on people's nerves especially in Total Drama Action and Total Drama All-Stars.
  • Soapbox Sadie: She does genuinely try to be a polite girl, and thanks to some character development in the first half of World Tour she does come across as genuinely nice at times. At the same time, she's overly preachy, blindly follows the rules, and tends to be an intolerably condescending and whiny brat.
  • Sore Loser: She sues her way into Action after being disqualified from the competition in the final episode of Island.
  • Spicy Latina: According to Word of God, she is Hispanic, though her attitude isn't really spicy so much as uptight and shrill.
  • Spoiled Brat: She's egotistical, annoyingly entitled and gets whiny when she doesn't get her way. She uses her lawyers when she doesn't get her way. This trait gets even worse when she's in "Total Drama Action" when she gets more privileged than the other contestants and still behaves obnoxious and bossy.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad:
    • She becomes one in Action after she re-enters the competition under questionable means and serves as the new Big Bad.
    • She also becomes a more notorious Spotlight Stealer when she and Gwen get involved in a Love Triangle with Duncan in World Tour.
    • Her ultimately failed friendship with Gwen is a major plot point in All-Stars.
  • Static Character: In every season she's been in post-Island, she ultimately only seems to serve one purpose: Be the villain (Action) or eventually take a level in jerkass (World Tour & All-Stars). And even if she appears to be taking a level in kindness, this will eventually be kiboshed in favor of her being one of the most frustrating examples of Heel–Face Revolving Door.
  • Stepford Smiler: Tries to become one after Duncan cheats on her in season 3. 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)
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Her reaction whenever she's paired with Lindsay or Owen, especially in "Heroes Vs. Villains" where she screams in frustration when Lindsay forgets how to push.
  • Tantrum Throwing: Completely loses it in "The EX-Files" after finding out Duncan cheated on her, lying on the floor, sobbing and kicking her legs while throwing a bowl of spaghetti at him.
  • Team Killer: She attempts to throw challenges several times in World Tour just to get rid of Gwen.
  • Team Mom: Subverted. She sees herself as one, but she overdoes it to the point where she's viewed as being obnoxious.
  • Throwing the Fight: Once she finds out about Duncan and Gwen's kiss in "Greece's Pieces", she intentionally tries to lose the challenge so she can vote out Gwen.
  • Too Dumb to Live:
    • In "Top Dog", she lunges at a man-eating shark because she was annoyed at it, and ends up in crutches.
    • In "Sundae Muddy Sundae" not only does she betray her closest friends (Gwen and Scott), but she fails to secure her crudely-drawn chart showcasing her strategy to defeat her four remaining opponents. Her continued aggression in that same episode does absolutely nothing to dissuade the others from voting her out, and for her selfish act she leaves completely empty-handed.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Back in Total Drama Island, Courtney's had a poor record in challenges, even failing to compete in the very first challenge. Subsequent seasons shows that her gaining many skills such as martial arts, acrobatics, cheerleading and among others and is tied with Gwen for winning the second most number of invincibilities. As for her leadership skills, she fails to lead her team properly in the first season but in the second, the manages to break the Killer Grips' poor record and win the last two challenges prior to the merge.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In Action she went from being a slightly stuck-up and haughty girl who was still civil enough to be the Team Mom, to a scheming, spoiled princess who uses her lawyers to cheat her way to numerous advantages on the show. She basically transformed from a significantly better version of Heather to a straight up Expy.
  • 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.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Gwen's (and to an extent, Bridgette's) Tomboy.
  • Tsundere: Type B in Island, Type A in Action, with VERY heavy emphasis on the "tsuntsun" part.
  • The Unfettered: When the chips are down, she will resort to any tactic in order to win, including betrayal, physical violence, and attempted murder.
  • Ungrateful Bitch:
    • Duncan wrestles an alligator to retrieve a case of money for the two of them. Courtney promptly runs off with the money when, moments later, he sprains his ankle, saying that he'll just slow them down.
    • In "Total Drama All-Stars'', Gwen put a lot of effort to mend their broken friendship, which includes saving Courtney from an angry deer and breaking up with Duncan. While Courtney cherished their reformed friendship, she also has no qualms in betraying Gwen for the sake of winning the season. Gwen is not happy when she finds out about this, even lampshading in the confessional how all of her efforts have gone to waste.
  • Uptight Loves Wild:
    • For Duncan... at first.
    • For Scott in All-Stars
  • Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: To Duncan.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Admits in All-Stars that she's extremely bitter over what happened between herself and Gwen in World Tour, even after the entire mess with Duncan. Unfortunately, even after they finally buried the hatchet she still tries to pull the rug out from Gwen when it is revealed she doesn't intend to take her to the finale as they promised; Gwen is quick to return this sentiment to her and Courtney is unable to talk her way out of elimination.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Fails to get over her fear of green jelly, costing her the much needed triple score and more importantly the challenge. Comes up again in "Food Fright".
  • Woman Scorned: A major plot thread in the latter half of World Tour focuses on her vendetta against her boyfriend Duncan and friend Gwen after finding out that the two kissed.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Alejandro admits that manipulating her would've normally been very difficult... save that Duncan cheating on her and causing the end of their relationship has made her shaken and desperate.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry!: When angry enough, her 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 eliminated, 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 and, before that, lifts a bed (with Lindsay on top) over her head.

    DJ, the Brickhouse With Heart 
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"Momma! I'm here! Momma! It's me, Momma! It's Poopydoo! Your little Devon Joseph Poopydoo!"

Voiced by: Clé Bennett

Teams: Killer Bass, Screaming Gaffers, Team Victory

Don't let his size and strength fool you, DJ is a sensitive, gentle, and soft-hearted Mama's Boy who loves animals. He is very timid and gets scared quite easily, but his compassionate personality and superb cooking skills endear him to even the most unpleasant people.


  • Animal Lover: The guy loves animals but as of season three, he can't be near one for more than a few minutes without it getting maimed or beaten, to his unending horror.
  • Animals Hate Him: Due to Rule of Funny. Even though he loves them. Isn't it ironic?
  • Actual Pacifist: Well, very close to it. He's one of the most well-liked contestants, to the point that even well-known jerks like Heather and Duncan like him.
  • All-Loving Hero: He does not hate anyone.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Tosses Owen off of a cliff into the lake for hunting him throughout the paintball challenge.
  • Black Bead Eyes: He is one of a few characters to have them, but not wear glasses.
  • The Big Guy: He generally serves as the team's muscle. In "Not So Happy Campers - Part 2", Duncan mentions that he would be handy to have around if they needed to lift something heavy.
  • Butt-Monkey: In World Tour.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': His victory thanks to Chef's help causes him to see visions of his mother disgusted with him cheating, leading him to eliminate himself.
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: The Curse of the Mummified Dog only takes effect when DJ believes he's under it.
  • Cowardly Lion: In the first season. Although he was easily scared, when the chips were down, he'd man up.
  • Death Seeker: As of "Can't Help Falling in Louvre", he starts actively trying to get eliminated so he can "stop his campaign of animal pain". Even in the runway challenge, he tried to screw up as badly as possible so he could get booted off - but he STILL ended up winning.
  • Disappeared Dad: While his mom made an onscreen appearance on the show and was mentioned frequently, his dad was never seen or mentioned.
  • Flanderization: Went from being someone with an understandable number of fears due to being timid by nature to someone seemingly terrified of everything and incredibly supersitious.
  • Foregone Conclusion: In World Tour. After Lindsay was eliminated from Team Victory, it was unlikely that DJ would win as he was the last member of the team.
  • Freak Out: Major one when he finds himself at Camp Wawanakwa during the fourth season for a challenge, having vowed to never return after having gone through three seasons' worth of torture at the hands of Chris McLean. And he was there as a judge.
  • Gentle Giant: He's the largest and most muscular of the males but wouldn't hurt a fly.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite never engaging in romantic pursuits himself, he gives Geoff surprisingly astute dating advice in "Up the Creek".
    DJ: See, dating is like feeding a bunny. You want the bunny to come to you so you don't make any sudden moves. "Here, bunny, bunny, bunny..." You drop a heart-shaped handmade clay bowl on a bunnynote , and the bunny's gonna run, man! You feelin' me?
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: He is a emotional, sensitive Gentle Giant who loves to cook, bake, and do ribbon dancing. He is very open about his emotions and sensitive towards animals.
  • Irony: In season 3, DJ was the last contestant to be declared safe in every single challenge that his team lost, with him even set to be eliminated in episode 3 before Harold quits, and even trying to quit himself in several episodes. Despite this, he makes it the furthest out of any member of Team Victory.
  • Jerkass Ball: In "If You Can't Take the Heat...", he joins Duncan and Geoff in tormenting Harold for leaving his dirty underwear all over the Bass guys' cabin. Otherwise, DJ and Harold are usually seen as friends.
  • Lovable Coward: Cowardly, yes, but he's also one of the nicest characters on the show.
  • Lovable Jock: He's very good at sports and can push a row of eighty shopping carts into a parking lot. He's also one of the most cordial characters in the series.
  • Momma's Boy: Very much so. One of his biggest fears is disappointing his mother.
  • Morality Pet: He is quite possibly the only contestant Heather is not usually antagonistic to. She even shows legitimate concern and compassion for him a couple of times.
  • Nervous Wreck: D.J. is very neurotic about everything in his life, especially in season 2 where he becomes a lot fragile, cowardly and anxious.
  • Nice Guy: He is one of the most friendly contestants in the series and has made very few enemies. You know you're a nice person when even Duncan, Heather, and Chef like to be around you.
  • Nice Hat: His white skullcap.
  • Non-Gameplay Elimination: He quits the competition in Action after confessing to his illegal alliance with Chef Hatchet. In a looser sense, DJ is the only one of the original campers to have NEVER been eliminated via a vote, with Chris deciding he was eliminated in Island and being eliminated by default as the last member of his team in World Tour.
  • Not So Above It All: Though usually kind and patient, he has limits and a mischievous side. He threw Owen off the cliff without a second thought in "Paintball Deer Hunt", joined in on getting back at Harold in "If You Can't Take the Heat..." and in two different confessionals insulted Leshawna's dance moves and laughed heavily at Chris's boy band past.
  • The One Guy: In "Team Victory", once Ezekiel and Harold were eliminated.
  • Odd Friendship: With Duncan. They're nothing alike, but they're still good friends, and are quite friendly with each other. Especially back in Island, where Duncan was his second best friend, next to Geoff.
  • Only Friend: To Gwen for a short time in Action, as he's pretty much the only person on her side during the whole debacle with Trent. He ends up saving her from a falling anvil in the second Aftermath.
  • Only Known by Initials: His name is actually Devon Joseph, but the only person who calls him that is his mother.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: His audition tape, "Not Quite Famous", and "The Aftermath: II" all note that he's a skilled ribbon dancer who's won prizes for his performance.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Despite his size, he has one of the most high pitched screams among the male cast.
  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: He'd rather quit the competition than cheat to win.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The sensitive to Duncan and Geoff's macho.
  • Shipper on Deck: In Island, he helps Geoff get closer to Bridgette.
  • Sole Survivor: Was the final member of Team Victory, becoming the first "Team of One" in the series.
  • Still Sucks Thumb: The contestants are terrorized by a giant animatronic monster in "Monster Cash". DJ is the only one who doesn't make a run for it. Rather, he assumes a Troubled Fetal Position, calls out for his momma, and sucks his thumb in despair.
  • Stout Strength: Unsurprisingly, the physically largest guy is also one of the show's strongest, though he rarely shows it off due to his meekness.
  • Supreme Chef: Master of making Impossibly Delicious Food, with the help of Mama's Spice.
  • Team Chef: Namely in Action, where the other contestants have grown accustomed to his cooking in place of Chef Hatchet's.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Although we never get to see him eat one, it's stated that the only things he loves as much as his momma is spicy roti and dancing.
  • Vocal Dissonance: His voice is surprisingly squeaky considering how old he looks and how tall/muscular he is.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Snakes, but also a few other things including water, heights, scary movies, and Heather in a facial mask.
  • Younger Than He Looks: He looks like an adult in his late 20s, despite his real age being 16-18.
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    Duncan, the Delinquent 
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"Live and learn, sweetheart."

Voiced by: Drew Nelson

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

A grade-A juvenile delinquent who has been in and out of juvie countless times. Duncan has the tough-guy attitude that comes with those experiences, but underneath his brooding and rebellious bad-boy demeanor is a hidden heart of gold — not that he would ever admit to it.


  • Aborted Arc: In All-Stars, he tries to get Courtney's attention and has some possible jealously over her crush on Scott. Both of these plots get abandoned after "Moon Madness" when Gwen breaks up with him. Additionally, he also tried to expose Mal while he was pretending to be Mike. This plot is dropped due to his elimination before being given to Alejandro.
  • Absurd Phobia: Despite his gruff and intimidating tough-guy image, Duncan is afraid of Celine Dion music store standees.
  • The Ace: He excels at everything that involves breaking the law, be that theft, vandalism, stripping vehicles, hand-to-hand combat, or pretending to cry. Heather once even calls him an Evil Genius.
  • Angst: When it comes to women, particularly Courtney and Gwen.
  • Affably Evil: He's evil and does nothing to hide it, but can show streaks of politeness. He also does manage to get along well with some of the other contestants. Most notably with DJ, Owen, Geoff, and (formerly) Gwen. He also usually treats people with respect, until they wrong him.
  • Affectionate Nickname: He was once called "Dunkie" by Courtney after he got knocked out with a tranquillizer dart in "Dial M for Merger" from Action.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: He shows signs and symptoms of someone suffering from anti-social personality disorder or psychopathy.
  • Anti-Hero: A mix between Unscrupulous Hero and Nominal 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, due to him being a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, and never goes as far as the antagonists do.
  • Arch-Enemy: Among the people he bullies, Harold is his favorite victim. They have had a conflict that has only intesified since day one. Duncan cannot stand Harold's geeky ways, and Harold does not particularly like Duncan's constant bullying of him and rebelling, displaying a classic Bully and Wimp Pairing.
  • 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: He loves to stab things, blow stuff up, burn things, you name it. But the one which takes the cake has to be when he blows up Chris's mansion, and runs from it laughing, just to prove how evil he is.
  • Badass Arm-Fold: He often poses one before a challenge.
  • Badass Decay: In-universe during All-Stars. He's considerably gotten more remorseful (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. However, he finally manages to get his badass reputation back when he blows up Chris's mansion.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Courtney in Island.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Being a mischievous Card-Carrying Jerkass striving to be evil might make him seem like a joke. However, he is none to be underestimated, as he can be a real threat when he wants to be. Especially seen in earlier seasons, where the other contestants are downright frightened of him.
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: Duncan's unibrow, coupled with his mohawk and piercings, communicates his aggressive personality and criminal history.
  • Birds of a Feather: He and Gwen get along due to their similar brooding, cynical personalities and love of horror movies.
  • Black Sheep: 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.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: In a non-romantic example, he's the Brooding Boy (or so he tries to be) to Zoey's Gentle Girl in All-Stars.
  • Brutal Honesty: Don't expect him to sugarcoat anything. Though he can be a nice guy at times, he'll often respond coldly when being truly honest.
  • The Bully: Harold is his favorite target. However, after Duncan himself trained Harold in Action, he earned his respect and interests in starting a friendship. However, Owen manipulates Harold into angrily splashing water in Duncan's eyes and attacking him to win the challenge, so they are back to being rivals, albeit in a tamer way.
  • Bully and Wimp Pairing:
    • Constantly with Harold throughout Island and Action, lampshaded when Chris forces them to work as a team in "Crouching Courtney, Hidden Owen", where they end up working very well together, that is until Owen comes and wrecks it.
    • Also a bit of it with Cody in World Tour, due to fighting over Gwen.
  • Card-Carrying Jerkass: Constantly brags about how bad he is, his stereotype is even called "The Delinquent". Gets hilariously ineffective when he sticks to this label harder than ever in All-Stars despite rapidly Taking Levels In Kindness.
  • Cassandra Truth: His ex-girlfriends do not believe him when he warns them about Mal in All-Stars.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Later, losers."
    • "Whatever."
  • 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.
  • Collared by Fashion: His spiked dog collar, which he also never takes off. Somewhat justified by the simplistic animation style.
  • Comedic Sociopath: He usually likes to see his fellow contestants frightened and often show little to no regard of others, which often explains is criminal nature.
  • Cool Pet: He owned a giant hairy black-and-green tarantula he named Scruffy, until it was accidentally squished by Harold.
  • Cop/Criminal Family: Duncan is a juvenile delinquent whose parents are both in the police force.
  • Dark Is Evil: Downplayed. He wears a black shirt and collar, enjoys punk rock, and is a juvenile delinquent. However he can also be a Jerk with a Heart of Gold at times.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He often does this given his delinquent attitude.
  • The Dreaded: Most notably back in Island and Action, everyone was terrified of him. Even his best friends, DJ and Geoff.
  • Death Glare: Gives these quite often to seem intimidating.
  • Dead Sparks: Implied. Although Duncan's relationship with Gwen did not deteriorate like it did with Courtney, they're shown to lack chemistry and affection at the start of All-Stars. With them being moved to different teams, Gwen's attempts to make up with Courtney combined with Duncan's attempts to get Courtney's attention eventually causes Gwen to break up with Duncan. It's telling that Duncan's more confused than heartbroken regarding the break-up.
  • Determinator: He'll stop at nothing to win.
  • Delinquents: Fresh out of Juvie.
  • Delinquent Hair: His green fauxhawk. 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 Bad Men Love Their Mamas: In All-Stars exclusive clip it’s shown that when he's in prison that he is writing a birthday letter to his mother.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: As much as he enjoys being a bad guy, even Duncan is disgusted with the way how Chris or the antagonists plays.
    • Knowing he once lost his own pet and didn't want DJ to go through the same, he actually helped DJ get his bunny back to him.
    • He's the one to alert Chef that Harold is too sick to continue the challenge after Harold throws up mud.
    • Was quite upset when Trent was thought to have cheated on Gwen with Heather and voted him off for it.
    • Called out Heather for her betrayal of Lindsay, which he described as "cold". When Heather retorted that he had no room to talk because "all [he did] was go around scaring the crap out of everyone," his response was "At least I'm straight with people!"
    • Was not happy to see Alejandro throw Cody to the sharks.
    • He also refused to fight a defenseless bird.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Downplayed. He believes that his heroic status in All-Stars is the reason why Gwen dumped him.
  • Evil Genius: He's the master of building complex things with ease. Even Heather complemented him for being one.
  • Evil Versus Evil: When against Chris or the season's Big Bad, he is the Lesser of Two Evils since he still have standards that he would not cross.
  • Exact Words: In "Basic Straining", Chef makes the campers write 300-word essays about how much they love him. When he picks up Duncan's, it reads, "I love Master Chief Hatchet, because he is very, very, very, very, very, very..."
    Chef Hatchet: This is just one sentence with five pages of "verys" in between!
    Duncan: It's 300 words exactly! You can count them if you want.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: In "The Big Sleep" during the stay-awake challenge, and in "Top Dog", after staying up all night listening to Courtney bug him about the behavioral contract she wrote for him to read.
  • Face Realization: When tries to do bad deeds in "You Regatta Be Kidding Me", he ends up doing good deeds. He tries to subvert this as hard as he can by blowing up Chris' lakeside mansion.
  • Flanderization: All-Stars takes his heart of gold and exaggerates it to the point where Duncan finds himself unable to stop being nice.
  • For the Evulz: Mainly does bad things for fun.
  • The Gadfly: He sometimes does things just to get under the others' skin, like when he told the Killer Bass a scary campfire story about a serial killer with a hook, and then scared them by pulling out a hook hand from behind his back.
    Courtney: Duncan! That was so not funny!!
    Duncan: Oh, yes it was! I just wish it was all on camera! Oh, wait...it is!
  • Genre Savvy: Serves him well in Action, especially when the movie genre is a sort of horror or monster movie. Duncan is also one of the more difficult characters to be manipulated.
  • Godzilla Threshold: In "Dodgebrawl", he sleeps out the dodgeball game due to being exhausted from the previous challenge, warning his team that if they wake him up, it'll be the last thing they do. They leave him alone for most of the game and only wake him up when it looks like they're about to lose for the third time in a row.
  • 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. He's also fine with his elimination in Total Drama Island.
  • Green and Mean: His Delinquent Hair is this.
  • Groin Attack: Falls victim to it quite regularly, mainly from Courtney, who once nailed him in the nuts with a guitar.
  • Grumpy Bear: Downplayed. Unlike Gwen who has a negative onset about everything, he adopts an intimating, tough-guy guise as part of maintaining his delinquent reputation.
  • Guile Hero: He relies on his wit, street smarts, and tactics from juvie to win challenges.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Duncan is super aggressive, moody and is prone to violence, not a person to mess with.
  • Handsome Lech: He winks at the girls in "Brunch of Disgustingness" and frequently uses pet names for the ones he finds attractive, including "princess", "sweetheart", "honey", and "darling".
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: He can be your ally or your worst enemy at times.
  • Henpecked Husband: During Action, he pretty much rolls over and lets Courtney do whatever she wants to him, until he has enough and votes her off in the third-to-last episode.
    Leshawna: Duncan likes to think he's a bad boy, but when Courtney's there, she basically drags him around by his eyebrow ring.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He acts in an evil and callous manner, but he's a nice person deep down all his machismo. His TDI biography claims that the social workers who have counseled him say that under all that bravado lies a misguided youth with a big, gooey heart.
  • Hidden Depths: Action really did reveal a few things about Duncan:
    • Revealed to be an extremely talented actor in Action. Also, Courtney thinks he has a great singing voice.
    • In "Full Metal Drama", he reveals that he always wanted to be a marine, on the account of their tough reputation, awesome outfits, and their war cry. Given how his family are in the police force, him wanting to be a marine might just be in his blood in a sense.
  • Hypocrite:
    • In Island, he calls out Trent when he appears to be cheating on Gwen with Heather and votes him off. Yet, in World Tour, he has no problem kissing Gwen behind Courtney's back.
    • Also in Island, his aforementioned "At least I'm straight with people" line and later in Action says that he "Doesn't trust liars" but in World Tour he claims that "Faking sadness is a gift" thus disproving those previous two statements.
    • A more blatant example in "The Princess Pride", where he steals the airkiss that Courtney gave to Harold, but when Justin steals the airkiss meant for him, he says this was uncool of Justin.
    • In World Tour, he says about Courtney, "She doesn't have any [loyalty]! Trust a guy who's tried!" This coming from the same guy who kissed another girl behind her back. Though, to be fair, he could be referring to when Courtney almost kissed Justin in Action.
  • Iconic Item: His knife and, to a lesser extent, his lighter and hook hand.
  • Jerkass: At his worst, he can sometimes 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 amped Up to Eleven in All-Stars once he's put on the Heroic Hamsters, especially focused on in the 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. He tries to move away from this by blowing up Chris' cottage with dynamite but this gets him arrested, disqualified, and thrown in a big boy jail.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: In Basic Straining, he seems to show remorse for bullying Harold throughout the entire episode and even offers him some apple juice to make up for it, but when Harold drinks and spits it out he reveals it’s just kitchen grease, he gets called out by Courtney of all people for this.
  • Karma Houdini: Seeing how most of the injuries he receives aren't very serious, 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 winner from the original cast to hang onto his money.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Karma finally catches up with Duncan in All-Stars. First, throughout the season, Gwen was more interested in making up with Courtney than him. Then, feeling ignored, he tries to get Courtney's attention away from Scott even though he cheated on her with Gwen, whom he is with now. Gwen breaks up with him and he loses Courtney to Scott. The others make fun of him for becoming soft this season, so he blows up Chris' "cottage" in "You Regatta Be Kidding Me!, which gets him sent to jail instead of juvenile hall.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Him blowing up Chris' "cottage" is suppose to come off as an undeniably heinous crime that proves he's a bad boy again but seeing as this is something that belongs to Chris it hardly comes off as being vile.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: He doesn't like to be called a hero, and tries to push it off to reclaim his evil status, but he gets heroic at the end of the day.
  • Knife Nut: He even sleeps with one... no, not in that way.
  • Kubrick Stare: His default expression.
  • Lack of Empathy: Duncan has pulled this trope. When Leshawna got voted off in "Super Hero-ld", Duncan just kicks Harold instead of thanking him for helping the guys alliance, or apologizing to him for [Harold's] loss. Later on in "Rock n' Rule", Duncan was the only person laughing at Lindsay's mistake in voting herself off.
  • The Lancer: While Duncan typically steers away from the leader spot as he deems it too much effort, he usually remains a Reasonable Authority Figure and a foil to the proper leader.
    • In the first season, he is the most vocal member of the Killer Bass against Courtney's so-called leadership over their team, constantly questioning her orders. Arguably, Duncan is right as Courtney fails to lead her team properly many times and in episodes such as "Dodgebrawl", Duncan is required to step up in order for the team to gain the upper hand. Furthermore, Duncan at least tries to be civil with the team while Courtney never attempts to form any rapport with the others aside from Bridgette.
    • Also in Island, after the teams are split into boys and girls, while Geoff is the official leader, Duncan holds the most say in the Guys Alliance and overturns many of Geoff's decisions.
    • In Action, he is the first person Gwen chose to be on her team and is pretty much the best player, especially when Gwen is being distracted with her relationship with Trent. Once Gwen is eliminated, he more or less replaced her as leader, with even Leshawna and Heather allowing him to take the lead.
    • On Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot. He takes up this mantle in World Tour once Noah is eliminated (coincidentally in the same episode he arrives), and becomes Alejandro's new biggest threat as well as the team's Number Two.
  • Large Ham: At times. "It's a psycho with a CHAINSAW AND A HOOOOOKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Even before the Karma Houdini Warranty ran out in All-Stars, Duncan does suffer from some pain and misfortune, often tied to Courtney.
  • The Leader: Following Gwen's elimination in Action, he pretty much becomes the new leader of the Screaming Gaffers, being the team's key player in winning most of the challenges.
  • Lean and Mean: Has a very thin body, but it really depends on the episode of his jerkassery varying.
  • Lesser of Two Evils: He always makes it to the final 5 of the first three seasons, and hence will always be this when put alongside the season's particular Big Bad.
  • Loners Are Freaks: He prefers for others to leave him alone, unless it serves his interests. Duncan is also one of the more violent and intimidating characters.
  • Lovable Rogue: He's snarky, destructive, law breaking, shady, reckless, thieving and proud of being evil, but he keeps a social status and is a nice person if you earn his respect.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Duncan is not above cheating to win, though he doesn't tend to be a silent manipulator.
  • 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: As part of his Delinquent Hair.
  • Mysterious Past:
    • It's unknown what he did to get himself in juvie, he supposedly confesses off-screen to Heather, Gwen and Owen but we never get to hear it.
    • In his video log from his parents, it appears his crime was doing a "Happy Nude Year" stunt, selling his father's hairpieces as pets, and holding a pool party at City Hall fountain.
  • Naked People Are Funny: In the past, he was arrested for a "Happy Nude Year" stunt.
  • Never My Fault: In "3:10 to Crazytown", Duncan mentions that he picks on Harold because of how Harold got Courtney booted. Duncan did bully Harold to the extent that Courtney got eliminated as revenge.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: In terms of the love triangle mess in season 3, he is the mean to Gwen's nice and Courtney's in-between.
  • 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: He gives rude nicknames to almost every contestant, although some become Insult of Endearment over time.
  • No Badass to His Valet: He's brooding, intimidating, and in the earlier seasons, everyone were frightened of him. Courtney, however, makes everyone forget about that. Even himself.
  • Noble Demon: He's mean, arrogant, capricious, and crude, but he always keeps his word, is straight with people (by his own admission), and is loyal to the friends he makes, over the series, even if he didn't exactly come to make friends.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: Roguish to Harold and Alejandro's Noble. Although played with in the case of Alejandro, as he is more villainous.
  • Nominal Hero: When he is first introduced in Island. As he has no problem working alongside the more heroic characters, but keep in mind he was thrown into juvie for a reason. See Anti-Hero above.
  • Non-Gameplay Elimination: In All Stars, he is taken out of the competition and put under arrest for destroying Chris's mansion.
  • Odd Friendship:
    • With Beth in Action and Zoey in All-Stars.
    • Also, notably has one with DJ. They're nothing alike, but they're still good friends, and are quite friendly with each other. Especially back in Island, where Duncan was his second best friend, next to Geoff. The same goes with Owen.
  • Official Couple: With Courtney in the first, second and first half of the third season. Later with Gwen in the second half of the third season, fourth and fifth season until "Moon Madness".
  • 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.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He isn't exactly one to be smiling a lot.
  • Pet the Dog: Rare but Duncan has these moments which is what makes him less villainous when compare to the likes of Heather, Courtney, Alejandro and Mal.
    • His friendship with DJ in general, despite their difference in personality. In the second episode, though Duncan points out DJ did cost their team the first challenge, Duncan redeems him over Courtney because DJ's strength will be helpful in the future. He also helped DJ to find another bunny after Geoff loses the first one.
    • Though Duncan finds pleasure in bullying Harold, he also sometimes shows respect for him during challenges and is even willing to end their feud had it not for Owen's interference.
    • Gwen is practically his Morality Pet and he has helped her in many situations, even once Taking the Bullet for her.
    • Sure he laughs at Scott's misfortune but Duncan still helps him to get back up.
  • The Prankster: Can usually be found pulling these on Harold. Such as putting his hand in water while he's sleeping or putting hot sauce in his underwear.
  • Pragmatic Hero: He tries to pass himself off as a villain, but underneath it all he's a Jerk with a Heart of Gold. See Anti-Hero above.
  • Psycho for Hire: During the few cases he has been bribed into an alliance.
  • Pyromaniac: Check the quote at the top of his character profile.
  • Rage Quit: In the first episode of World Tour, Duncan become fed up that the two people he partnered with (Courtney and Gwen) can't stop arguing throughout the challenge while under the hot sun. He finally loses his patience when Chris demands them to sing another song, which Duncan strongly opposes, and angrily quits the season.
  • Redemption Rejection: After being switched over to the Heroic Hamsters he takes several levels in kindness. Accepting an apple from Zoey, helping Scott up, refusing to take an egg from a birdy and in the next episode refusing to fight said bird. Which horrifies him, wanting to regain his bad boy reputation he takes drastic measures and blows up Chris's cottage (mansion).
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni:
    • The blue to Owen's red.
    • He's also the red to Alejandro's blue when they team-up in World Tour
  • Relationship Revolving Door: He has an on again off again relationship with Courtney, throughout Island and Action, until World Tour where he becomes more interested in Gwen and end up forming a love triangle, causing animosity with Courtney.
  • Relationship Upgrade: With Gwen until "Moon Madness" in All-Stars.
  • Remember the New Guy?: A delayed version of this occurs in All-Stars. Once he's forced to switch over to the Heroes team, he starts to notice that Mike sounds familiar and after a couple of episodes, realizes that he knows Mike from juvie as Mal when he hears him whistling "In the Hall of the Mountain King." However, Mike/Mal doesn't recognize Duncan since he steered clear of him in juvie.
  • Riddle for the Ages: What did he go to juvie for, and why is he afraid of Celine Dion music store standees?
  • Sanity Slippage: Suffered this in All-Stars when he realizes how nice he's turning.
  • Security Blanket: The audio of the "TDA Caught on Tape" clip reveals that Duncan has a blankie named Mr. Bumblebottom. Duncan considers it the best thing he ever has stolen.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The manly man to DJ and Geoff's sensitive guys.
  • 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. It doesn't last; they break up after Gwen learns that Duncan still has feelings for Courtney.
  • 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 and the Heroic Hamsters.
  • Skewed Priorities: Downplayed and Deconstructed in All-Stars. Although Duncan is determined to stop Mal, he also wanted to prove he was still a bad boy, so he blew up Chris's "cottage", which got him booted from the competition and sent to jail.
  • 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. Especially when he picks up a chainsaw to catch a raccoon.
  • Sole Survivor: Duncan is not only the last member of the Killer Bass and the Screaming Gaffers in the seasons the teams were formed, but he was also the last former Killer Bass in the first three seasons. The first season where Duncan is not the last Killer Bass in the game was All-Stars.
  • Spikes of Villainy: His spiked collar, which he never takes off even when he goes to sleep.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: He is one of the most focused-on contestants in the series, making it to the merge in every season he competes in. He only goes Out of Focus during the first half of World Tour, in all but one episode of Revenge of the Island, all of Pahkitew Island, and all of The Ridonculous Race.
  • Sticky Fingers: He's a career criminal, so of course he'll steal anything at the first opportunity. He swipes a mug in "Who Can You Trust?" and pickpockets a pair of night vision goggles from Chef in "Are We There Yeti?"
  • Street Smart: Being a delinquent, he's very crafty and tactical throughout the competition.
  • Sympathetic Adulterer: Considering the way Courtney treated him, it's no surprise he eventually got sick of it and left her for Gwen.
  • Taking the Bullet: In "Saving Private Leechball", he took a leech fired by Cameron that was mend for Gwen. This action is deemed heroic by Chris, who transfer Duncan to the Heroic Hamsters Hamsters.
  • Token Evil Teammate: In Island. Subverted in All-Stars when he gets put on the Heroic Hamsters when Mal returns.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He becomes much nicer over the course of All-Stars, much to his horror. Over the course of it, he goes back and fourth between being nice, and trying to hide that.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In 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.
  • Troubled, but Cute: He is a brooding juvenile delinquent with a long rap sheet, but Gwen, Courtney, and the fans find him attractive.
  • Tsundere: He is this over the course of the series as he acts like a jerk a few seconds on entering Island and threatened to pierce Noah's lip. He bullies Harold a lot as well. His nice side first shows when he gets DJ a new bunny after Geoff accidentally loses DJ's old one. He reverts back to aggressive in Action as he punches a seagull in the face in Action but his relationship with Harold slightly improved and he started a good friendship with Beth. He also acted as a motherly figure towards DJ, Harold, and Justin as shown in a hidden clip in the finale when he helps all of them sleep better by placing teddy bears and adjusting sleep masks. His status as this trope fully blows over when he takes a hit for Gwen in the leech challenge and is forced to switch to the heroes team and he later cries over taking an innocent bird's egg.
  • Unaffected by Spice: In "Who Can You Trust?", during the rock climbing challenge, Chris shoots him with a squirt gun full of habanero pepper sauce, but Duncan just swallows it and asks, "Is that the best you can do?"
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Despite his negative attitude, Duncan ended up winning Action in his ending. Real world example was that when Cartoon Network conducted a public vote, Duncan ended up winning the vote with 77%, beating Beth's 23%. In World Tour, while Duncan cheated on Courtney for Gwen, he doesn't get much flack (compared to Courtney and Gwen, who end up being hated by the majority of the contestants, and even getting their statuses swapped in All-Stars, where Gwen is a Villain and Courtney is a Hero).
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: As much as Duncan can't stand Heather and Harold (and the feeling is mutual) there are moments where he ends being their allies especially in Action since they were on the same team.
  • Why Couldn't You Be Different?: His parents are, unsurprisingly, not happy that he's decided to be a career criminal at 16.
    Duncan's Dad: (after listing a number of his crimes) Come to think of it, do we love you?
    Duncan's Mom: That's a terrible thing to say!
    Duncan's Dad: Well, the boy's a criminal!
    Duncan's Mom: That hairpiece [of yours] is what's criminal.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He is afraid of Céline Dion music store standees.
  • Wild Card: He frequently drifts between phases of hero and villain, but it's very difficult to place where he ends up at any given time.
  • 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".
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Originally believed that manipulative Heather was responsible for the rigged vote that got Courtney voted off. He finds out later that it was Harold.

    Eva, the Female Bully 
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"Unless they want to leave in body bags, they'd better not say my name!"

Voiced by: Julia Chantrey

Teams: Killer Bass

A tough, aggressive, and temperamental girl interested in sports, fitness, and bodybuilding. Eva's physical strength is matched only by her bad temper, but the difficulty she has at controlling her anger means that she usually ends up frightening others away from her.


  • Action Girl: You can't get more actiony than Eva, who spends half her time beating people up and performing athletic feats.
  • The Artifact: Eva's main shtick is her incredibly volatile temper and super strength and since Courtney ends up with both these traits, Eva is left a bit superfluous which may be why she has spent two seasons straight outside the competition. Revenge of the Island's Jo, meanwhile, is basically Eva if she was calmer and craftier.
  • Ax-Crazy: She's a very emotionally unstable and aggressive psycho who beat up a vicious sasquatch and skin him in seconds.
  • Back for the Dead: She was returned to the competition halfway through Island, but only lasted the one episode before being eliminated again.
  • Beauty Mark: Above her left side upper lip.
  • Berserk Button: Nearly everything sets her off but one of the worst ones is messing with her MP3 player. She nearly bit Cody's hand off when he tried to touch it in "The Big Sleep".
  • The Big Girl: On the Killer Bass.
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: Eva is an incredibly strong and violent girl of Eastern European origin whose unibrow brings those traits together.
  • Boobs of Steel: Among the bustiest girls in the original cast, and by far the physically strongest out of all of them.
  • The Bully: Her stereotype is even called "The Female Bully".
  • Catchphrase: "Ah, forget this!" followed by her throwing something and hitting a male character in the crotch, which she acquires during the Aftermath episodes of World Tour.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: She possesses Super Strength, being able to lift a car over her head, and pull a bus put in drive, with her teeth.
  • Child Prodigy: She had been kickboxing since she was three and had held the record for Highest Jumping Roundhouse Kick By A Five Year Old. She also did stunts for a few action movies including Undercover Youngster and Wolverine Teen.
  • Cry Cute: Even she gets weepy over Trent's Break-Up Song for Gwen in Action.
  • The Dreaded: Many campers fear her, considering that she has quite a temper and Super Strength. When she returns, it takes a grand total of one episode for everyone to near-unanimously vote her off. Behold, the reactions when seeing her approach the island for the second time:
    Gwen and Bridgette: (gasp in shock)
    Heather: What? But that's impossible!
    Lindsay: (nods silently, with a terrified expression)
    Duncan, Geoff, and DJ: (looking similarly scared)
    Trent: Oh, man, what is she doing here?
  • Evil Is Burning Hot: She has a fire silhouette around her when she's introduced back to the island.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her gym teacher says she would make a good leader if only she could control that temper of hers.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: This led to her elimination twice.
  • Hot-Blooded: Aggressive, intense and short-tempered, Eva is not easy to get along with.
  • Jerk Jock: A rare female version.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: During Island, she's actually pretty reasonable and helpful when she isn't enraged, and is shown to be actively working on her Hair-Trigger Temper, as well as perfectly willing to admit to her mistakes. It hasn't been able to come up at all since said season due to a massive dosage of Out of Focus, though.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to Noah's Feminine Boy.
  • Misplaced Retribution: In "No Pain No Game", she wants to make Bridgette suffer any way she can... for voting her off. Even though her entire team presumably voted the same way after she flipped out at them over losing her MP3 player. What makes it worse is she votes for Heather at the end, showing she HAD seen the footage showing Heather set her up, and thus had no reason to seek vengeance. It gets Lampshaded by Leshawna during one of her confessionals.
  • Never My Fault: She blames Heather for stealing her MP3 player and causing her to get voted off. While Heather did intend to get her voted out, Eva's own inability to control her temper resulted in her throwing a tantrum and destroying the Bass cabin trying to find it, leading them to vote for her at the campfire ceremony.
  • Odd Friendship: Her closest friends in the series seem to be Crazy Is Cool, Cloud Cuckoo Lander Izzy and The Slacker, Snark Knight Noah. She's a Graceful Loser when Izzy beats her in an eating contest, accepts Noah's criticism, and both she and Noah accept Izzy's leadership when they form 'Team E-scope', all of this in the series' first special.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: In the special episode of season one, after Eva and Izzy is charmed by Justin and willingly allow him to take the briefcase containing the money, Noah scolds the both of them. Surprisingly, Eva doesn't become angry like she usually is and hangs her head in shame.
  • Out of Focus: One of the least focused-on contestants in the series. She made a return to the competition, but she has not competed since her second elimination in "No Pain, No Game".
  • Perpetual Frowner: She doesn't even smile in the group photo.
  • Pet the Dog: She is one of the few people to support Gwen over Owen even after the latter promises a yacht party. Keep in mind that the others who supported her are Leshawna, Cody, and Trent which makes Eva the only one to support her who isn't a close friend or has a crush on her.
  • Security Blanket: Her MP3 Player.
  • Starter Villain: In Island.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: She and Izzy pull double duty as the Strong Girls to Noah's Smart Guy.
  • Super Strength: The strongest girl (and, arguably, strongest human) in the series. Only being rivaled by Courtney, Sierra, Jasmine, and Dakota after she mutates into a gigantic monster. The only boys close to her might be DJ, Lightning, or Mike after his personalities merge..
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Wears a ponytail but make no mistake she's very masculine.
  • Too Powerful to Live: A non-lethal example. The other contestants are quick to vote her off at the first chance since they all fear her; plus, they all know Eva is the most physically powerful contestant and therefore the one that would curb-stomp any of them in a one-on-one competition if making it far in the show.
  • Ugly Slavic Women: Eva isn't exactly pleasing to the eye, and according to her bio on the Total Drama official website, she was born in Eastern Europe.
  • Vasquez Always Dies: She's the first girl to be voted off. Then again she does come back... only to be voted off immediately afterwards. And she's not qualified to compete in Action. OR World Tour.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Twice, in the same season no less!
  • When She Smiles: Her very rare smiles and moments of genuine happiness (most notably after Heather returns her MP3 player, doubled with a much more sheepish smile moments later, and in Gwen's version of the ending of the season, can be wholly adorable.

    Ezekiel, the Home Schooled Guy 
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"Well, guys are much stronger and better at sports than girls are, eh."

Voiced by: Peter Oldring

Teams: Killer Bass, Team Victory

A simple prairie-raised farmboy who has been sheltered and homeschooled for his entire life. As a result, he is very naïve and has no idea how to interact with other teens. But despite his tendency to blurt out the wrong things, Ezekiel is rarely ever malicious.

In World Tour, he devolves into an animalistic semi-human creature as a result of stowing away on the plane and being forced to survive on his own.


  • Abhorrent Admirer:
    • While he was a human, he developed a crush on Bridgette during their stay at Playa Des Losers in "Haute Camp-ture". Owing to his lack of social skills, earlier sexism, and Bridgette having already hooked up with Geoff, it doesn't go anywhere and is eventually forgotten come Action.
    • Was this to Anne Maria. As Feral Zeke, he showed great attraction to her, but she was freaked out by him and wanted nothing to do with him. She briefly warms up when he gives her what she believes is a valuable diamond until it's revealed to be cubic zirconia, which is worthless.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: It's pretty hard to not feel sorry for him when he gets knocked into the volcano lava pit. He does survive, though.
  • Arc Villain: After his feralization, he becomes a reoccurring antagonist to Chris and the contestants. He's the central threat of "I See London..." and "Zeek and Ye Shall Find" (Total Drama's 100th episode).
  • Beware the Silly Ones: After he becomes feral.
  • The Beast Master: He commands a pack of blind mutant gophers with ease.
  • Body Horror: His time spent in the cargo hold did him no favors physically: his skin turned a sickly green, his hands and feet have formed into sharp claws, his hair's fallen out barring a few strands, he's covered in liver spots and his eyes have turned red.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's not really taken seriously as a competitor and bad things just happen to him all the time. Chris in particular loves to make Zeke the butt of jokes.
    • Ezekiel was eliminated first in the first season, failed to qualify for the second, was personally eliminated at the beginning of the third season while Chris was explaining the rules, was the first contestant voted out again when he was let back in after Duncan quit, and was jokingly brought back to compete in the fifth season only for him to be immediately thrown far away while Chris says "like he'll ever compete again."
  • By the Lights of Their Eyes: Happens whenever he hides in a dark spot.
  • Canada, Eh?: Thick accent and all, eh.
  • Character Development:
    • After his elimination in Island, he never shows any signs of his former attitude towards women, which is even very slightly called attention to during the end-of-season special. By the time of World Tour's start, he's gone from a quiet, sheltered kid to a Small Name, Big Ego Determinator hell-bent on making up for his poor performance season 1.
    • After his feralization, throughout the course of Revenge of the Island and All-Stars he shows more human-like traits, such as walking on two legs, comprehending human speech, and coming up with a scheme to kidnap and kill Chris.
  • Death by Racism: He becomes the first camper eliminated in Island, after he talks down on girls for not being able to keep up with "stronger and better" guys, even stating that they aren't as smart as guys either.
  • Determinator: Even after his early elimination in World Tour, he's dead set on winning. He manages to stay with the plane despite repeated attempts to eject him, survives in the hold for the entire season, and eventually makes it to the finale location even without the plane. As a side effect, however, he pretty much became feral over the course of the season.
  • Digging Yourself Deeper: Geoff's attempt to help him ends up with Ezekiel blurting out that he thinks women aren't as smart as men, and after that no one can really help him.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: He eventually gets to live inside the Fun Zone with the mutated animals, who accepted him and treat him like their king. It's not exactly the happiest ending, but it's the happiest that Ezekiel could get, and he seems to appreciate it himself.
  • Eskimos Aren't Real: In his Total Drama Online biography, he reveals that he thinks subways aren't real.
  • Expy: His feral form is an obvious one to Gollum.
  • Farm Boy: Lives on one.
  • Flat Character: While he was never the most developed character to begin with, his feral transformation left him with little personality outside of being a wild animal.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: In Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race, a wanted poster with his face on it can be seen in "A Million Ways To Lose A Million Dollars".
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Goes from a goofy home-schooled farm kid no one takes seriously to a deformed and demented monster.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Being locked in the cargo hold for so long causes Ezekiel to lose his sanity.
  • Greed: What drives him to stay on the Total Drama Jumbo Jet after his elimination.
  • Hayseed Name: With a name like Ezekiel, you can tell he's from the sticks.
  • Hidden Depths: Though the show itself usually depicts him as little more than a bumbling homeschooled kid, various character biographies reveal that he once won a national spelling bee and can speak eight different languages.
  • Homeschooled Kids: He was home-schooled, depicted as a non-social and a sexist. He was the first to be kicked off. And don't even ask about season 3. Or 4. Or episode 100.
  • In-Series Nickname: Chris is the only character to call Ezekiel by his actual name — everyone else refers to him as "Zeke" or "Homeschool".
  • Innocent Gray Eyes: Which represent his social naivety, except for his Red Eyes, Take Warning in season 3.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He doesn't mean to be sexist, he's just really sheltered.
  • Iron Butt-Monkey: His injuries in World Tour would be fatal to any real person, without exception and with absolutely no chance of survival.
  • Jive Turkey: As "The Zeke".
  • Joke Character: While he was reasonably competent in the one challenge he did in Island and only wound up being the first camper ousted after he made an unintentionally offensive remark, he does nothing but mess things up for his team during the Egypt challenge in World Tour, leading to him being eliminated first once again.
  • Literal-Minded: His introduction in Island has him respond to Chris' "What's up?" with "I think I see a bird", showing his lack of social skills.
  • The Load: In "World Tour", he became even more of a useless liability that he got kicked off again for the second time.
  • Metaphorically True: In the first episode of "World Tout", Ezekiel brags about the fact that he would never sit in the compartment where the teams that didn't win would sleep. He was technically correct, as he was eliminated before the plane took off and hid with the luggage on the way to Egypt, then was eliminated again before his team would go to said compartment.
  • Mutants: Ezekiel's monstrous appearance is not due to mutation but due to feralization. Nonetheless, he does become a mutant during his time amidst radioactive waste, because while it does not affect his appearance, it leaves him with acid spit by the time of "Zeek and Ye Shall Find".
  • Nice Hat: His toque. It disappears at some point during his transformation in season three.
  • Nose Nuggets: His Character Tic involves him constantly picking his nose, much to the disgust of his fellow campers.
  • No Social Skills: In the first two episodes of Island he has trouble understanding social norms and is unable to tell what is and isn't appropriate behavior. His social skills improve during his stay at the Playa Des Losers, but not by much.
  • Omniglot: One of his character profiles for Island states that he can speak eight different languages, though due to a lack of screentime as himself it comes off as an Informed Ability.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Hinted in "Walk Like An Egyptian (Part 2)", where he seemed to have minimal trouble supporting DJ on his own shoulders as the scarab beetles swarmed them.
  • Plot Allergy: Ezekiel reveals that he has a peanut allergy-or-sensitivity in "Walk Like an Egyptian - Part 1" when he's informed that people who get to stay receive a barf bag filled with peanuts. It's never put to the test because Ezekiel doesn't get to stay.
  • Poisonous Person: Implied to have been made radioactive after his fiasco during Revenge of the Island. His drool is now corrosive.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: He's shown to have adapted a rapper persona called "The Zeke" when he's shown at the Playa Des Losers in Island. He keeps up this persona throughout Action and until he goes feral in World Tour.
  • Primal Stance: After his transformation.
  • Recurring Extra: He made several cameo appearances after his elimination in World Tour and acted as a minor antagonist in Revenge of the Island.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In the World Tour episode "Super Happy Crazy Fun Time In Japan".
  • Same Character, but Different: The socially clueless home-schooled boy completely disappears during after the beginning of World Tour, and his name gets taken by a green-skinned, feral, Gollum expy who is feared by all the cast.
  • Sanity Slippage: Stowing away on that plane in World Tour didn't do much for his sanity: the poor living conditions led him to become the feral creature he is now.
  • The Shut-In: According to his online bio, he hates going outside and stays indoors all day, and the only reason his parents signed him up for Total Drama was because his doctor was concerned about his vitamin D deficiency.
  • Sixth Ranger: On Team Victory, as he was actually ejected from the competition earlier and only recently returned for the pyramid challenge.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Thinking he's going all the way even when Gwen reminds him that he was voted out first last time. Ironically, he might be less competent in his run as an actual World Tour competitor, aside from extreme ability to get into moving planes, since in season 1 he was reasonably competent in the one challenge he participated in, whereas in season 3 the entirety of his time in Egypt is spent screwing things up and irritating people.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": In World Tour he starts referring to himself as "The Zeke".
  • Stalker with a Crush: If his constantly trying to get near Bridgette during the eliminated campers' stay at Playa Des Losers is any indication, he may have had a crush on her at some point.
  • Stealth Expert: Ezekiel becomes an expert at hiding during his time in World Tour, where he moves around undetected in the Total Drama Jumbo Jet for most of the season. Furthermore, he becomes a pro at abducting people following his feralization. It starts with his role as Jack the Ripper in "I See London...", at which time he manages to abduct six out of nine contestants before he is captured himself. In "A Mine Is a Terrible Thing to Waste", he leaps from the shadows to abduct Anne Maria with a speed that leaves him unseen and disappears with her underwater. And in "Zeek and Ye Shall Find", he abducts Chris to finally take revenge on the sadistic host, but is made the target of a challenge to rescue Chris by Chef. Of the seven campers that enter his domain, he sneaks up on and abducts five before being taken down.
  • Still Sucks Thumb: Ezekiel's peacefully sleeping form blocks the landing gear of the Total Drama Jumbo Jet in "Picnic at Hanging Dork". As the wheels bounce off of him repeatedly, he brings his thumb to his mouth and sucks it contently.
  • Straw Misogynist: At the beginning of Island, setting both Bridgette and Eva off, and earning his elimination.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: His feral state is incredibly strong and agile, is resilient enough to survive falling into lava, and possesses radioactive drool. However, this came at the cost of him losing his sanity and becoming another creature of the wild.
  • Tan Lines: Except his legs are pale.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In All-Stars, he kidnaps Chris, holds him over a pit of toxic waste, cages most of the contestants before they can save Chris, gains corrosive spit thanks to the toxic waste, defeats Chef before he can save Chris, and escapes without being noticed.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Even before going feral, his boastful self in World Tour was regarded by the cast as far more annoying and unpleasant than his old self, who no one really had any strong opinions of in his brief time on Island, but they seemed to get along with him decently enough before he screwed it all up. In the first season, he wordlessly accepts his elimination, while in the third he insults his team for voting him off.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Despite seemingly meeting his demise by falling into the lava of an active volcano and getting fired into a boat like a Human Cannonball in World Tour, he's somehow shown to be alive in subsequent seasons, and slightly less feral to boot.
  • The Unintelligible: After his transformation in season three.
  • Verbal Tic: His "eh", and his wannabe-gangster language from "Haute Camp-ture" onward.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: The first contestant voted off in Total Drama history. Interestingly, he gets more screen time after he turns feral.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Ezekiel and Harold were friendly with each other in the first episode. However, their new friendship was halted when Ezekiel angered his whole team with his sexist comments and he was voted off with no way to keep in contact with Harold. In episode "Haute Camp-ture", Ezekiel wonders why Trent is helping Harold after he rigged the votes to get Courtney eliminated to get back at Duncan in "Basic Straining", calling Harold a traitor. This implies that Ezekiel ended his friendship with Harold off-camera because of his actions against Courtney.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: After being used as the butt of jokes by Chris for three straight seasons, he kidnaps the host in the show's 100th episode and tries to take his revenge on him by dumping him in a vat of toxic waste. A terrified Chris is reduced to pleading with the insane former contestant in an effort to save his own skin.

    Geoff, the Funniest Guy Around 
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"OK, guys, let's just chill out. This is getting way too heavy."

Voiced by: Dan Petronijevic

Teams: Killer Bass, None, Surfer Dudes

An exuberant, upbeat, and fun-loving party animal and Surfer Dude who sees the bright side to almost every situation. While he is a little dim, Geoff just loves being around people and having a good time. To him, life is just one big party, and everyone is invited.

For tropes from his time on The Ridonculous Race, see The Ridonculous Rage character page


  • Becoming the Mask: Starts to become like this when he is given the chance to act mean as the Aftermath host; however, Bridgette stops him, reverting back to his usual Nice Guy persona.
  • Beta Couple: Unlike most other romances, Bridgette and Geoff's relationship is an enduring one.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He puts Blaineley through a brutal Humiliation Conga in "Aftermath Aftermayhem".
  • Brief Accent Imitation: When Gordon is introduced in "The Aftermath: II". 'Ello, old chap!
  • The Ditz: Particularly in Island, though nowhere near to the extent of Lindsay. In the words of Gwen: "Geoff doesn't seem like the scholarly type."
  • Dreary Half-Lidded Eyes: His stock image depicts him with a sleepy expression, fitting his mellow Surfer Dude attitude.
  • Exact Words: Takes advantage of this trope to get rid of Blaineley in the third World Tour Aftermath. When she tries to give Beth the final answer in the board game challenge just to finish the episode, he declares Blaineley the winner and ships her off to Niagara Falls.
  • Flanderization: He becomes little more than Bridgette's hypersexual lover in Action. Fortunately, he gains his old personality back and then some the moment he sets foot into the Aftermath host position.
  • Heroic BSoD: He spends most of "That's Off the Chain!" in a guilt-induced stupor, due to voting off Bridgette in the previous episode after caving to pressure by the other guys.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Bridgette gives him a taste of his own medicine in the third Action Aftermath.
  • Innocently Insensitive: When he first becomes interested in Bridgette he makes several unintentionally offensive comments due to his bad flirting skills. When Bridgette pitches a tent for her teammates he compliments her by telling her she pitches a tent like a guy, and while complimenting her on how she looks while cooking he adds about his friend's really hot mom which pisses her off.
  • Jerkass Ball: Geoff occasionally helps Duncan in pranking Harold in Island, particularly in "If You Can't Take the Heat..." in order to teach Harold a lesson in not leaving his dirty underwear on the floor.
  • The Lancer: On the Killer Bass.
  • Life of the Party: One of his defining character traits is his love of parties.
  • Make-Out Kids: With Bridgette.
  • Nice Guy: Most of the time when he's not picking on Harold and acting like a bully in the TDA Aftermaths.
  • Nice Hat: Never seen without his iconic cowboy hat. In one of the Aftermath episodes, he wears a fur ushanka while performing "Her Real Name Isn't Blaineley".
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Inverted with Bridgette.
  • Real Men Can Cook: He likes cooking and took charge of head chef for the Killer Bass during the cooking challenge. His skill in this trope allowed his team to win by a landslide and partially result in Beth getting eliminated.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: His shirt.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Oh both sides of this trope; he's both the sensitive to Duncan's macho and the macho to DJ's sensitive.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: When he gets pelted with hail in "Phobia Factor" and when he gets covered in leeches in "No Pain, No Game".
  • Shipper on Deck: He helps Duncan get together with Courtney in Island, and congratulates him after they have their first kiss.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: To Bridgette in Action.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Blaineley at the Aftermath show in World Tour.
  • Temporarily a Villain: He becomes a brief antagonist of the Total Drama Action aftermaths. Where he becomes an egotistical, sadistic "Captain Hollywood" with a personality similar to that of Chris's. He mercilessly tortures the eliminated contestants on the Total Drama Aftermath chair for ratings, and even goes as far as insulting Bridgette, prompting her to end their union. It ends up being extremely short-lived though, as the group turns Geoff's own tool against him and reminds him of who he really is.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: During Action. While he returns to his Nice Guy persona in World Tour a portion of his jerkishness seems to have remained with him, but this time it's funneled into Kick the Son of a Bitch instead of Kick the Dog (in this case, Blaineley, who had sent Bridgette on a plane to Siberia).
  • Totally Radical: Speaks in this.
  • Verbal Tic: "Dude!"
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He has a shirt, he just never buttons it.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: In Action, though he gets more screen time as the Aftermath host.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Implied. He and Gwen became friends during Island, but after Geoff takes a level in jerkass during the Aftermath segments in Action, their friendship deteriorates. While he does not outright end his friendship with Gwen, Geoff guilt trips her over her breakup with Trent, nearly drops an anvil on her, and tries to throw her in a dunk tank full of piranhas. When Gwen points out that they are friends, he responds that his new gig "trumps" the times that he and Gwen made s'mores. He also tells her that she did not leave many friends behind in the game. Since they never made up and do not interact during the the rest of the series, it is safe to assume that their friendship has not recovered.

    Harold, the Dweeb 
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"Time to unleash my wicked skills!"

Voiced by: Brian Froud

Teams: Killer Bass, Screaming Gaffers, Team Victory

A classic nerd, Harold is physically and socially awkward, severely lacks personal hygiene, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of weird, useless trivia. However, he makes up for his many unattractive qualities with his numerous and oddly useful "mad skills".


  • Aborted Arc: At the end of Island and the first few episodes of Action, he was developing a friendship with and one sided attraction to Heather. This was dropped by the time Courtney returned mid-season.
  • All Men Are Perverts: He's completely overcome by the sight of Heather's "boobies" in "X-Treme Torture", and is so satisfied he doesn't care he's eliminated.
  • Amazon Chaser: He's expressed romantic feelings for Leshawna and Heather, both challenge veterans and bona-fide Action Girls. In "The Chefshank Redemption", he also mentioned that he was "sort of attracted" to Gwen after she smashed a shovel over his head, though nothing came of it.
  • Amicable Exes: With Leshawna; he's still in love with her and constantly flirts with her throughout the show, but he seems alright with just being close friends too. She's also shown to care about him a lot.
  • Arch-Enemy: Among the people Duncan bullies, Harold is his favorite victim. They have had a conflict that has only intensified since day one. Duncan cannot stand Harold's geeky ways, and Harold does not particularly like Duncan's constant bullying of him and rebelling, displaying a classic Bully and Wimp Pairing. The conflict seems to have fizzled out by World Tour, save for the occasional insult.
  • Awesome by Analysis: In "The Princess Pride" he carefully calculates the motions of Justin and Duncan down to the second, to orchestrate the animatronic robot toppling down on Duncan. He earlier calculates Gwen's fall from a diving board in the confessional using just pencil and paper.
  • Basement-Dweller: Harold's quote in the Total Drama Island special when talking about his idealized future with Leshawna.
    Harold: Yeah, Leshawna and I are pretty tight. I'm sure we'll hook up after the show's over. Maybe move in together when we're like, thirty. I'd have to ask my mom first, but I'm sure it'd be all right. Maybe she'd let us have the basement. That'd be cool.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Cody. While the two of them have never been on the same team or interacted much in the show, outside the show post-Action the two of them become very close friends (even founding the Drama Brothers with Trent and Justin). In World Tour, Harold proves himself to be Cody's biggest supporter, going so far as to side with Heather in the finale simply because Cody had done so.
  • Bully and Wimp Pairing: With Duncan since episode 1. This is lampshaded by Chris when he forces them to work together in "Crouching Courtney, Hidden Owen". They end up working surprisingly well together but once the short-lived alliance comes to an end (thanks to Owen) Harold uses the skills Duncan taught him to get back at him, and even manages to knock him out with a single punch. Instead of being angry, Duncan just says he's proud of the dweeb, and admits he probably had it coming.
    Duncan: I can't believe how quickly the student become the teacher.
  • Butt-Monkey: Early in Island mainly due to other people viewing him as useless, as well as being targeted by pranks from Duncan, Geoff and DJ. However it's later subverted as he gradually reveals a huge array of hidden talents, which greatly help the team and earns their respect.
  • Captain Superhero: In "Super Hero-Id" he names himself Captain Alberta for the superhero challenge, which doubles as Captain Patriotic.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Gosh!"
    • "Idiots!"
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Downplayed. He gets away with rigging the votes to get rid of Courtney without facing any direct consequences, but Harold still doesn't get far after that, being eliminated in the following episode for unrelated reasons.
  • Chekhov's Skill: In-universe, he constantly wins challenges using skills he picked up at "(adjective) Steve's (skill) Camp".
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Besides Owen, he's arguably the 2nd most eccentric male character with his MANY nerdy quirks and interests. Because of this, he's often the butt of the joke because of how awkward and weird he is and people love tease him for it.
  • Cool Shades: Wears them while singing "Baby" in the first World Tour Aftermath.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: The recurring trait of his character. Best seen in "Dodgebrawl" when he starts off as The Load only to save his team in the end. As if to further reaffirm this trope, he gets his crowning moment in an episode called "Crouching Courtney, Hidden Owen", where he dishes back all the suffering that Duncan previously caused him. See Bully and Wimp Pairing.
  • Ditzy Genius: Generally a very clever nerd but he can also be very impulsive like using oars as firewood even though they weren't finished using them.
  • The Dog Bites Back: What he did to Duncan in "Crouching Courtney, Hidden Owen" and "2008: A Space Owen" after taking two seasons of abuse from him. See Bully and Wimp Pairing.
  • Dork Knight: Despite his status as an awkward and eccentric Nerd, Harold has proven himself to be one of the most heroic characters in the series. He saves both teams from drowning which wins his team the challenge in "Masters of Disasters", as well as performing a Heroic Sacrifice to save DJ from elimination in "Super Happy Crazy Fun Time Japan".
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: He has helped his teams in numerous occasions and even saved a part of the campers from near-certain death. And yet, he hardly gets any respect, especially from Duncan, and to a lesser extent, from almost anyone else.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: Doris. Yes, Duncan knows, and yes, he milks it for all it's worth.
  • Expy: Of Napoleon Dynamite, with both characters being geeks with hidden talents, and similar Catch Phrases. Also, he hooks up with Leshawna, who is a Shout-Out to Lafawnduh Lucas (from the same film). There was also a challenge that Harold came up with in the Action finale, involving drawing imaginary animals, something Napoleon did during the film.
  • Eye Glasses: His pupils can roll to the very side of his glasses, even when they overlap off his head.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Downplayed. Due to how he's rarely respected, and how he's always boring or annoying people by telling them facts they don't want to hear, he can come off as this sometimes. However, when he pulls through and wins a game, Harold's teammates do respect and appreciate him. People generally seem to like him so long as he's not spouting off irrelevant knowledge, as he's quite sensitive and at least tries in challenges.
  • Foil
    • To Cody, who serves as the resident geeky nerd on there teams. Both of them are seen as useless by the vast majority of the teammates, they are often bullied, they both have an unrequited crush on someone, and they prove to be surprisingly effective when push comes to shove. The very real difference is in how they are presented. Harold is depicted as a good person who unintentionally annoys his teammates; while Cody gets along with most of his teammates, he has some seriously perverted personality traits. Harold has often proven to be a reservoir of hidden talent, having managed to save his team in multiple challenges at the last minute, while Cody helps out far less often and sometimes verges into The Load. Harold did not make his feelings obvious for Leshawna, and when Leshawna found out about it, she did briefly kiss him. Cody's attraction to Gwen becomes very obvious, and Gwen does not reciprocate. In the Island special, Leshawna makes it clear to Harold that their kiss was in the heat of the moment, and she just wants to remain friends with him, and although Harold does occasionally make a move on her, he primarily respects her wishes and they work well together in challenges. Cody, despite being fully aware that Gwen was not into him, would not hesitate to try to flirt with her whenever he had the chance, even if it did not help the team, and would even commit actions that are tantamount to sexual harrasment. Harold is very much Cody with morals and restraints.
    • To Alejandro of all people. Both of them possessa wide array of bizarre but useful talents that they tend to pull out of nowhere to help their teams win challenges (usually justified with a short anecdote about their backstories). Still, while Harold is a Socially Awkward Hero who unintentionally annoyed his teammates while (usually) being heroic and well-intentioned, Alejandro is a The Charmer and extremely popular with his teammates, and ruthless and villainous. Harold's good qualities win him the respect and appreciation of his teammates, while Alejandro's negative qualities gain him the hatred of almost everyone on the show.
  • Geek: The most prominent example in the show.
  • Geek Physique: He's extremely thin.
  • Gender-Blender Name: One of his middle names is Doris, which he doesn't want Duncan to find out. Of course, somehow he does.
  • Genius Slob: While Harold was one of the most intelligent and resourceful characters in the show, he has very poor hygeine and is very slobbish.
  • Graceful Loser: He leaves Island with his head held high, reflecting how he has loved, lost, and saw boobies.
  • Groin Attack: Harold should just wear a cup at all times because his groin is just a magnet for pain.
  • Has a Type: Harold seems to have a thing for strong girls. He's crushed on Leshawna, Heather, and Gwen, all three of them Action Girls who've kicked a lot of butt.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He quits the competition in "Super Happy Crazy Fun Time Japan", to spare DJ elimination and try to restore honor to his team after feeling responsible for their loss.
  • Hidden Depths: His character is that he has some hidden skill or knowledge that can either help them in a challenge or annoy everyone. His poetry to Leshawna in "X-treme Torture" had Gwen and Bridgette trying to deduce who wrote it, and everyone (even Chef) was amazed to find out it was Harold.
  • Hidden Villain: Sort of. In one episode of the first season, "Basic Straining", it's revealed at the very end that Harold was responsible for Courtney's elimination. He rigged the votes to have her eliminated without anyone's knowledge (well, anyone except for the non-contestants, that is) and to save himself from getting eliminated. Bonus points for having a Slasher Smile at the end that signifies how much he enjoyed making Duncan and Courtney suffer. After all the things Duncan did to him, it's not surprising to see Harold wanting to get some revenge.
  • Hypocrite: Harold gets upset when Courtney accidentally votes for Leshawna, saying that she's trying to vote off his girlfriend to spite him. Never mind that that's literally what Harold did by rigging the votes to get Courtney eliminated in order to spite Duncan.
  • Idiot Ball:
    • In Action, he found out Owen was working for Chris. And instead of just telling everyone else about it, he just tells Owen right in his face when he was more than willing to talk with Harold about who to eliminate. This didn't end up well for him.
    • Not to mention his previous mistake of voting out his crush. How in the living hell did he trust Courtney in favor of Beth to vote out the one person he hated the most? This leads to a My God, What Have I Done? later on.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Uses a set of Killer Yoyos.
  • Insufferable Genius: He is very confident in his knowledge and won't hesitate to call others out on false information.
  • Iron Butt-Monkey: Just check any opening sequence he's in. He predominantly serves this role in the first two seasons, before being replaced by Tyler in World Tour, Brick in Revenge of the Island, Scott in All-Stars, and Max in Pahkitew Island.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Harold may seem like the typical underdog at first, but he's pretty talented when it comes to things like beat-boxing, figure skating, stunt work, etc. This trait becomes more evident in his audition tape when he shows off the several camp merit badges he earned, like bass fishing, farming mechanics, and basketry.
  • Killer Yoyo: His num-yos.
  • Large Ham: Due to his several catchphrases, his eccentric, erratic and (at times) childish behavior and his tendency to be passionate, intense and a little too confident to the point of brashness, he can be a bit dramatic at times.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After breaking the voting ballet box and filling them with fake votes against Courtney causing her unfair elimination. He gets eliminated the very next episode when he lost a challenge for the Killer Bass after being distracted by Heather's bare chest. Courtney later gets her revenge on him at Play De Losers when she beats him with a lamppost.
  • Last-Minute Hookup: Him and Leshawna end up together right after his elimination when she finds out the love letters about her was from him. Leshawna lampshades this in the Island special and breaks it off with him. However, they still remain close friends.
  • Lovable Nerd: While Harold has his flaws and eccentricities, he's hilariously entertaining and is one of the handful of characters that behave in way that's antagonistic towards others, unlike Courtney, Justin or Geoff.
  • Motor Mouth: From Action to World Tour, he constantly says random facts which gets often gets on people's nerves when he's unable to shut up, especially when he does mathematics.
  • Never My Fault: He refuses to own up to leaving his underwear out in "If You Can't Take the Heat...", even though the evidence is completely against him (namely no one else wears briefs and his name is sown into the label).
  • Nerd Glasses: He's one of the biggest nerd on the show, with nerdy glasses to match.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: Leshawna and Beth seem to think so.
  • Nice Guy: He is generally friendly and is always to help other people he considers friends, unless it's Duncan or Courtney.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: Noble to Duncan's Roguish.
  • No Social Skills: As an eccentric nerd that spews facts about things like an encyclopedia, this is a naturally given trait to have for a character like Harold.
  • Odd Friendship: Develops one with Heather of all people, after they tenuously team up in the season 1 finale. Though you don't see it much as the two of them are usually bickering when they interact, Heather seems to genuinely reciprocate the friendship to a small degree.
  • Occidental Otaku: He loves ninjas, samurais and Japanese pop culture in general.
  • Overly Long Name: His full name is "Harold Norbert Cheever Doris McGrady V".
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: While he isn't short, he has a surprising large amount of strength for someone with a scrawny frame like him. For example, in "Crouching Courtney, Hidden Owen", he was able to punch a hole clean through a punchbag and choke Duncan on the other side (when the latter insults Leshawna). And while his legs shake at first, he's able to hold Leshawna and Bridgette up off the ground as the scarab beetles swarm them.
  • Plot Allergy: Harold opts out of a challenge involving apples in "Who Can You Trust?" because he's violently allergic. The very next episode, he accepts apple juice for a drink.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: He happens to be both a skilled rapper and beatboxer.
  • Proud To Be A Nerd: While Harold is a super awkward and clumsy at times, he always takes pride in his nerdiness and loves to talk about his "wicked skills".
  • Real Men Wear Pink: If his biography is any indication, he can sew.
  • Redheads Are Uncool: He has a lot of traits that make him look strange in the eyes of the other contestants, such as his nerdiness, know-it-all persona and rather poor hygiene. These traits (especially the first two) are the main reasons he usually isn't respected by the others, especially Duncan, who enjoys picking on him. He does, however, have more than enough moments where his "mad skills" help him lead his team to victory, earning their respect.
  • Redhead In Green: Has deep red hair and wears green pants. Additionally, his blue shirt has green accents on it. Also, he wears glasses that have green lenses.
  • Renaissance Man: Is quite proud of his "mad skills" which to his credit have come in handy for the team on numerous occasions.
  • Salt and Pepper: The salt to Leshawna's pepper.
  • Secret Admirer: To Leshawna in Island. In the episode where he was eliminated, it's revealed that he had been sending love letters to her the whole time, only coming to confess his feelings after his elimination.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Most prominently in Action, where he has a huge amount of screen-time and goes all the way to the final five. Though technically, it's the lenses of his glasses that are green and make his eyes look as such.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Though he has a fair amount of skills, he tends to say he's capable of things that he's proven not to be able to do. His ladies' man facade may count, but to his credit he has stirred the legitimate affections of more than one girl. Sometimes his overconfidence and brashness tends to be his downfall and other people around tend to find him rather insufferable at times.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: He's one of the smartest contestants in the entire franchise and often sports very distinctive glasses though since he can be an accident-prone, his glasses crack or break on occasion.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Despite being eliminated fairly early in Island and World Tour; he is still one of the most heavily focused characters; getting a huge portion of the memorable moments from Island, being a quote machine, and having a high amount of side-plots focused on him.
  • The Smart Guy: On both the Killer Bass and Team Victory. Tries to be this for the Screaming Gaffers but he is often ignored.
  • Tan Lines: He's got a tanned face, arms and legs but pale upper arms and stomach.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: There are moments where Harold gets a lucky break.
    • In the season 1 episode "Dodgebrawl", he starts out as The Load. When he's the last player on his team not to be knocked out, he uses his figure skating skills to dodge every ball thrown at him. He is able to catch the ball and win the game for his team, Harold's teammates happily lift him in the air while Duncan compliments him.
    • In the season 1 episode "Not Quite Famous", Harold uses his beatboxing skills to win the talent contest for his team. He is cheered by both teams and hugged by Bridgette and Courtney.
    • Season 1 episode "Xtreme Torture". While Harold was voted off, he gracefully accepts his fate and high-fives all his former teammates, as he then reflects that how he won, lost and saw boobies, and after he reveals that he was the one who wrote the love letters for Leshawna, they share a kiss. This makes him him one of the few contestants to not leave depressed.
    • Season 2 episode "Full Metal Drama". Harold wins the game for his team by beating the other team with his Num-Yo's. Note that even his Arch-Enemy Duncan is impressed by his win and admits he did good.
    • Season 2 episode "Crouching Courtney Hidden Owen". Harold both wins and gets back at Duncan for all the pranks he pulled on Harold this season. Harold and Duncan were working together to carry a cup of water to the Mount Banshee, which is actually the cliff. They must retrieve a bonsai tree which is guarded by a "kung fu master," who is actually Sasquatchanakwa. When Duncan insults Leshawna, Harold tosses the water into Duncan's face and knocks him out with a punch to the face. He win the challenge and enjoys a noodle soup dinner while Duncan sulks outside the tent as Harold indulges in his reward.
    • Season 2 episode 2008 "A Space Owen". Harold starts pulling pranks on Duncan to get back at him. Even though Harold has been voted off, he runs up to Duncan and pulls down his pants. Even Duncan admits he had that one coming.
    • In the Season 2 special "Celebrity Manhunt's TDA Reunion Show", Harold joins a successful boy band with Trent, Cody, and Justin. And it appears they enjoy the success and fame as a band. While the band breaks up, they were still going to get back together.
    • Though it's subtle, Leshawna and Harold's upgraded relationship in Total Drama World Tour. She seemed touched that she was given Harold's Num-Yos to remember him by while she was in the competition, she's excited on seeing her friends AND Harold (complete with him clapping excitedly when she returns), and in the exclusive clip for "Hawaiian Style", they're seen cuddling on a beach, implying that they are now dating.
  • Uninhibited Muscle Power: When properly motivated Harold can be surprisingly strong, most notably in "Crouching Courtney, Hidden Owen", after finally getting fed-up with Duncan's training, Harold punches clean through a punching-bag and strangles Duncan's neck on the other side. The same episode has him knocking Duncan out with a mean left hook.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: While Duncan and Heather like to make fun of Harold's nerdiness, he does have moments where he teams up with them in Action. He especially chooses to assist Heather in the Total Drama Island special and Total Drama World Tour.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Despite his skinny stature, he has a fairly deep and hoarse voice.
  • Weak, but Skilled: The majority of the time he's overpowered by Duncan's brute force, but Harold has still shown a considerable amount of various skills, including in combat. Although he has on occasion displayed Uninhibited Muscle Power and pulled off some impressive strength feats.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Harold and Ezekiel were friendly with each other in the first episode. However, their new friendship was halted when Ezekiel angered his whole team with his sexist comments and he was voted off with no way to keep in contact with Harold. In episode "Haute Camp-ture", Ezekiel wonders why Trent is helping Harold after he rigged the votes to get Courtney eliminated to get back at Duncan in "Basic Straining", calling Harold a traitor. This implies that Ezekiel ended his friendship with Harold off-camera because of his actions against Courtney. Later on, Harold angrily blames Ezekiel for losing the first challenge of World Tour.
  • What the Fu Are You Doing?: He isn't always very good at using weapons. While trying to face his fear of ninjas, he pulls out nunchucks but hits himself in the head and falls in the toilet before he could get a chance to even use them. To say nothing about his "mad skills" with his num-yos.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He rigged the votes to get Courtney eliminated to get back at Duncan. Everyone, including Harold himself, felt it was uncalled for.
  • Where da White Women At?: His relationship with Leshawna turns this trope on its head.
  • Worthy Opponent: Though him and Duncan's rivalry still hasn't gotten any formal closure, they've gained a begrudging respect for one another.
  • Wingding Eyes:
    • Gets hearts in his glasses when he talks about Leshawna in "Haute Camp-ture".
    • Makes a "O_<" expression when he mimes stabbing himself with a toy lightsaber in "Super Crazy Happy Fun Time In Japan".
  • Youthful Freckles: They can be hard to see, but they're there.
  • You Make Me Sic: A running gag is him correcting grammatical mistakes and cultural errors, especially Chris'.
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    Katie, the Sweet Girl 
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"Oh my gosh, Sadie, look. It's a summer camp!"

Teams: Screaming Gophers, Killer Bass

A ditzy, bubbly, and kind-natured girl who loves cute clothes and cute boys. Katie is always seen with her BFFFL (Best Female Friend For Life) Sadie, and the two are utterly inseparable. It would break her and Sadie's poor little hearts if they were ever forced to split apart for any reason.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Justin, then to Trent, and later Alejandro.
  • Ambiguously Brown: She has deeply tanned, brown skin but Leshawna refers to her as a white girl in "Not So Happy Campers - Part 2". Word of God has confirmed that she is indeed Caucasian.
  • The Artifact: She and Sadie became redundant after Island because their friendship could easily be replicated with other characters.
  • Bare Your Midriff: As part of the outfit that she made for her and Sadie.
  • Brainless Beauty: Although it's worth noting that compared to Lindsay, her intelligence is more average. In addition it's never justified in-universe if she's attractive.
  • But Not Too White: According to Word of God, Katie is meant to be Caucasian. This would likely mean that she is deeply tanned.
  • Childhood Friends: They not only stated that they knew each other since they were kids, but were next door neighbors for their entire lives and that they got the chickenpox together. Their bond is shown to be very strong and inseparable because of this and could survive a lot of bickering bouts.
  • Coordinated Clothes: She and Sadie wear identical outfits as a tribute to their incredibly strong friendship. It is noted in her biography that Katie sews the clothes for the both of them specifically so they get to match.
  • The Ditz: Downplayed, she's not the brightest on the team, but she's scarcely seen doing anything excessively stupid.
  • The Dividual: With Sadie, most of the time.
  • Drives Like Crazy: If her BFFFL Sadie is to be believed.
    Sadie: You drove my mom's car into a snack shack!
    Katie: It was totally in my blind spot!
  • Fat and Skinny: The skinny to Sadie's fat.
  • Genki Girl: She is certainly peppy, but she is more down-to-earth compared to Izzy or Sierra.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Katie is an energetic, dramatic, cheery, and overall childish girl whose hair is tied into upstanding pigtails with hair ballies. The pigtails are paired with a mullet to signify her love for the '80s.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Her and Sadie are the epitome of this trope. With it even being stated that they share a brain.
  • Hidden Depths: She's really good at dodgeball, apparently.
  • Kawaiiko: Ditzy, genki, and always squeeing
  • Nice Girl: A sweet and friendly person to almost everyone, especially to Sadie.
  • No Sense of Direction: An Informed Flaw.
    Sadie: ...Well, if it weren't for me, you wouldn't be able to find your way to the mall!
  • No Sense of Personal Space: With Trent.
  • Out of Focus: Stops being relevant after Island. Not counting specials, she has not competed since "The Sucky Outdoors". And neither she nor Sadie have appeared since the first episode of Revenge of the Island.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Wears pink short shorts and high heeled sandals.
  • Rhyme Theme Naming: Her name rhymes with Sadie's, which is another way of showing how similar they are.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Sadie.
  • Satellite Character: Her character is completely reliant on Sadie.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: In a non-romantic way, but she and Sadie are always squealing about how they're the best of friends.
  • Squee!: Her trademark.
  • Stripperiffic: Even though her and Sadie's outfits are intended to be cute and juvenile rather than sexy, they are rather skimpy.
  • Sucks at Dancing: The Killer Bass go through each of their team members' talents to pick something good for the talent show in "Not Quite Famous". Katie and Sadie perform a dance together and while they have some impressive moves in their repertoire, such as Sadie doing a full split and both clicking their heels, their performance is an uncoordinated, poorly timed, and childish mess of movement. The Killer Bass do not nominate them for the challenge.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Although not twins her name sounds really close to Sadie's just replace the first letter with a "K" and the "d" with a "t".
  • Those Two Girls: With Sadie, who she is almost never seen apart from.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Wears very short shorts.

    Sadie, the Sweet Girl's Friend 
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"I always wanted to go to a summer camp! Eeeeeeeee!"

Voiced by: Lauren Lipson

Teams: Killer Bass

Katie's BFFFL (Best Female Friend For Life), who possesses the same cheerful, peppy, and kindhearted personality as her friend does. She and Katie do virtually everything together, from wearing matching clothes to fawning over the most handsome boys in the cast.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Justin, then to Trent, and later Alejandro.
  • Aborted Arc: Literally immediately after the plot point of Sadie carrying on through the rest of the season without Katie was established, she does little of importance during the next episode, and then says and does absolutely nothing after "Phobia Factor" until it's time to justify her elimination.
  • The Artifact: She and Katie became unnecessary after Island because their friendship could easily be replicated with other characters.
  • Childhood Friends: They not only stated that they knew each other since they were kids, but were next door neighbors for their entire lives and that they got the chickenpox together. Their bond is shown to be very strong and inseparable because of this and could survive a lot of bickering bouts.
  • Coordinated Clothes: She and Katie wear identical outfits as a tribute to their incredibly strong friendship. It is noted in her biography that Katie sews the clothes for the both of them specifically so they get to match.
  • The Ditz: She's implied to be smarter than Katie; however, Sadie is still fairly air-headed.
  • The Dividual: With Katie, except when Katie got voted off first in season one. Even then, her five-episode run without Katie did next to nothing to flesh her out.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: "Wait. If none of us even like her, how did Heather get into the finals?"
  • Fat and Skinny: The Fat to Katie's skinny.
  • Fat Best Friend: Sadie comes closest to being a Type B (socially dependent) to Katie. While Sadie functions well without her, her label of "The Sweet Girl's Friend" suggests that when possible she relies on Katie for social safety.
  • Genki Girl: She is certainly peppy, but she is more down-to-earth compared to Izzy or Sierra.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Sadie is an energetic, dramatic, cheery, and overall childish girl whose hair is tied into upstanding pigtails with hair ballies. The pigtails are paired with a mullet to signify her love for the '80s.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Her and Katie are the epitome of this trope. With it even being stated that they share a brain.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: She does this after Katie gets eliminated in "The Sucky Outdoors", and when she herself gets eliminated in "Who Can You Trust?".
  • Irony: Her nickname is "The Sweet Girl's Friend", connecting her to Katie, and suggesting she might even be Katie's sidekick, with the expectation that she would go home before Katie. But it's actually Sadie who lasts in the competition longer than Katie.
  • Kawaiiko: Ditzy, Genki, and always squeeing
  • Kevlard: In "Aftermath Aftermayhem", Sadie gets hit in the belly with a can of peanut. It gets stuck in her fat.
  • Lethally Stupid: During the blind reverse William Tell challenge in "Who Can You Trust?", she continues to shoot apples at Courtney's head to knock the arrow off even after Leshawna's already won. In doing so, she knocks out a bear, capsizes a seagull, and changes the channel on Sasquatchanakwa's TV.
  • Nice Girl: Like Katie, she's quite a kindhearted contestant most of the time.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: With Trent.
  • Out of Focus: She was never a major character even when she was competing, but she stops being relevant altogether after Island. Not counting specials, she has not competed since "Who Can You Trust". And neither she nor Katie have appeared since the first episode of Revenge of the Island.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Wears pink short shorts and high heeled sandals.
  • Rhyme Theme Naming: Her name rhymes with Katie's, which is one of their many similarities.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Katie.
  • Satellite Character: Her character is completely reliant on Katie. This is especially noticeable in the five episodes where she's separated from Katie as she ends up spending most of them in the background without even saying a single word.
    • Not to mention in her case her nickname is literally "The Sweet Girl's Friend', even her nickname connects her to Katie. She's the only contestant who's nickname doesn't actually inform her own character, just describes their realtionship.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: In a non-romantic way, but she and Katie are always squealing about how they're the best of friends.
  • Squee!: Her trademark.
  • Stripperiffic: Even though her and Katie's outfits are intended to be cute and juvenile rather than sexy, they are rather skimpy.
  • Sucks at Dancing: The Killer Bass go through each of their team members' talents to pick something good for the talent show in "Not Quite Famous". Katie and Sadie perform a dance together and while they have some impressive moves in their repertoire, such as Sadie doing a full split and both clicking their heels, their performance is an uncoordinated, poorly timed, and childish mess of movement. The Killer Bass do not nominate them for the challenge.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Although not twins her name sounds really close to Katie's just replace the first letter with an "S" and the "t" with a "d".
  • Those Two Girls: With Katie. The two of them are almost never seen apart.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Wears very short shorts.

    Tyler, the Jock 
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"Oh, you're going down! We're gonna bring the dinner to the table, and then we're gonna eat it!"

Voiced by: Peter Oldring

Teams: Killer Bass, Team Chris is Really, Really, Really, Really Hot

Although he looks like the classic high school sports champion and thinks of himself as one, Tyler lacks the coordination to do well in any sport. And while he is self-deluded in his abilities and rather unintelligent, he is also loyal, honest, well-meaning, enthusiastic, and very determined to prove himself.


  • The Big Guy: On Team Chris is Really, Really, Really, Really Hot during World Tour.
  • Big "YES!": Gets one of these in "Slap Slap Revolution" when Lindsay finally remembers his name, but since he and the rest of the contestants are in the Alps, this also triggers an avalanche.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • In World Tour, when everyone starts treating him as a joke, which he realizes and complains Ezekiel got more love than him.
    Tyler: I don't get it, I'm the least talked about contestant on all the fan blogs. Even Zeke gets more play, and he always gets eliminated first! And worst of all, on the flight here, Lindsay called me Noah. Noah!
    • This is made even funnier when the man himself lampshades this after being crushed underneath Owen.
    Noah: Finally! Thanks for not noticing I was missing last night! Who am I, Tyler?!
    Tyler: Hey!
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: He watches Duncan and Gwen's kiss and is extremely uncomfortable keeping it secret. When, one episode later, he finally gets to tell everyone what he saw, Tyler is visibly relieved.
  • Casual Sports Jersey: Tyler's everyday outfit is a red tracksuit and headband.
  • Catchphrase: "EXTREEEEME!", which is almost always interrupted by an injury.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Tyler has the finger-strength to hang off a cliff with a sled and his four teammates weighing him down. Special note that one of the four was Owen.
  • The Chew Toy: If Tyler is competing, expect him to be hurt the worst out of all the contestants. Heck, he couldn't even debut without getting hurt.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Say anything about his sports skills, but he's still Made of Iron, his fingers are strong enough to support a sled full of people while hanging over a cliff, and he climbed an electric fence, even if There Was a Door.
  • Delayed Reaction: Most notable in his standing around for several seconds obliviously during Action's special before finally joining up with the rest of the cast. His poor reaction time might be the largest contributing factor to his lack of success in sports.
  • Determinator: He never gives up no matter how many times he fails at his athletic stunts.
  • The Ditz: He isn't very bright, but not to the same extent as Lindsay.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: According to Tyler in Anything Yukon Do, I Can Do Better, he was the least talked-about contestants in the fan blogs, to the point even Ezekiel is more popular than him. To further twist the knife, his own girlfriend couldn't remember his name.
  • Dumb Jock: He spells jerk with a "G" and climbs an electric fence, both in "The EX-Files".
  • Dumb Muscle: He's one of the strongest contestants, but isn't particularly bright.
  • Hidden Depths: In World Tour, he reveals that he loves Japanese game shows.
  • Humble Goal: During one of the World Tour musical numbers, Tyler says that his future goal is to be a repairman for the parallel bars in gyms.
  • Iron Butt-Monkey: For as long as he lasts, he is his team's designated pain magnet.
  • Irony: Despite being a major sports-fan and wearing a tracksuit 24/7, Tyler is remarkably clumsy and non-athletic.
  • The Klutz: He's extremely clumsy and often breaks things by complete accident.
  • Large Ham: Whenever he talks, he'll most like emphatize some words especially if said word is EXTREEEEME.
  • Literal-Minded: When Noah tells him to make a mental note of Lindsay liking to be called "baby", Tyler replies he doesn't have a pen.
  • Lovable Jock: While his sports skills aren't as good as he'd like them to be, he's still defined primarily by his sports playing — and he's also a devoted, patient boyfriend who's willing to befriend geeks and nerds and is adamantly against infidelity.
  • Made of Iron: He takes heavy injury in nearly every episode of World Tour, and comes out alive, barely.
  • Malaproper: Tyler has this habit of mangling his sentences, especially when trying to explain something.
    Tyler: (as Noah's putting the Venus de Milo together) Put the middle piece under the wide part, then rotate the thingy straight wise - no, no, no. Under-over.
    Noah: (straining to hold up the statue's torso) Those. Aren't. Even. Words.
  • Manly Tears: After he's eliminated in Island, he's shown quietly crying to himself for a moment. Only to be immediately attacked by chickens.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his over-inflated opinion of his own abilities, he's one of the most amicable contestants on the show.
  • Noodle Incident: What was it that caused Tyler to fear chickens so much?
  • Odd Friendship:
    • Paired up with Leshawna as a reality show duo in the Celebrity Manhunt special. Before and after this, they share little to no screen time together.
    • World Tour shows his relation with Alejandro as appreciated from both sides, even though Tyler is honesty incarnate and Alejandro is a manipulative bastard.
    • Despite being a jock, he isn't adverse to being friends with some of the nerdier characters. He and Cody also share a few notable moments. He also seems to get along with Noah pretty well (when the latter isn't insulting his intelligence, that is). There was also one episode where he and Harold nerded out over Japanese Game Shows.
  • Oddly Visible Eyebrows: His eyebrows sometimes overlap his headband.
  • Otaku: Has a thing for Japanese game shows.
  • Pair the Dumb Ones: Tyler, a Dumb Jock, is paired with Lindsay, a Brainless Beauty and Dumb Blonde.
  • Plot Allergy: Noah claims that panda dander makes him break out in hives and Tyler dittos that in "Super Crazy Happy Fun Time in Japan", which means neither can do the challenge that involves pandas.
  • Red Is Heroic: He wears a red tracksuit and is one of the good guys.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Amusing Injuries aside, his main role in Island is to be Lindsay's love interest (and to cause a conflict between her and Heather). He gets a lot more development in World Tour.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Then again, it was during a scarab beetle swarm...
  • Shipper on Deck: He ships Gwen/Cody.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: When it comes to sports.
  • Spoiled Sweet: His bio says that his dad's rich, famous, and hooks him up with all his sports gear. While dense enough to rival his similarly-spoiled girlfriend at times, he's really one of the nicest characters.
  • Super Strength: Despite his athletic incompetence, he does have right to claim having insanely strong fingers. Apparently he broke a piano the first time he took a lesson.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Tyler gets one when Lindsay finally remembers his name during "Eine Kleine".
  • Too Dumb to Live: He scales an electric fence instead of just going through an open gate in "The EX-Files".
  • Took a Level in Badass: Somewhat in the Yukon episode, but he snapped back in the Amazon.
  • Undying Loyalty: He flatly refuses to cheat on Lindsay, and he nearly broke his hands trying to knock down a wall to rescue Owen in "The EX-Files".
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He is insanely strong, but lacking in finesse, intelligence, and luck. As a result, he is rarely useful in challenges. If a task requires brute force, however, then he's the best man for the job.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's deathly afraid of chickens, to the extent that being near one causes him to either scream or assume a Troubled Fetal Position.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Unfortunately, he only remembers this after volunteering to fight against the all-girl (sans Cody) Team Amazon in "Greece's Pieces".

Alternative Title(s): Total Drama Island Killer Bass

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