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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


  • 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.
  • Break the Cutie: In "Anything Yukon Do, I Can Do Better", she gets her tongue frozen on a pole, no thanks to Alejandro, is forced to sing while her tongue is frozen, and gets eliminated when her team came in last because of it.
  • 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).
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: For a brief period of time after season two ended. Where she hit Geoff with her surfboard after he looked at another girl.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Ghost: She becomes this in The Ridonculous Race, where is mentioned by her boyfriend Geoff, but she never appears on-screen.
  • Girl Next Door: For Geoff.
  • 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, she can get violent with her boyfriend Geoff. Once she force feeds Geoff a sandwich when he insults her for eating the sandwich, because she's overweight. She also hits Geoff on the head with a 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!
  • Land Down Under: In the first episode of The Ridonculous Race, Geoff mentions that she was surfing in Australia.
  • 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.
  • Never Live It Down: In-Universe. During the World Tour Aftermaths, Blaineley keeps bringing up "Bridgepole" — i.e., that time where Bridgette got her tongue stuck to a flagpole.
  • 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.
  • Only Friend: By the end of the series, she's the only character whose friendship with Courtney didn't break.
  • 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.
  • Satellite Character: She serves as a mild example of this in Island to Geoff, Courtney, and to a lesser extent Gwen and Leshawna.
  • 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: In "Who Can You Trust?" she was able to prepare fugu blowfish sushi and give it to Geoff without lethally poisoning him.
  • 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 Never Live It Down. 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.

    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


  • 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 overall Alpha Bitch in Action and All-Stars after Heather's elimination. On Team Amazon, however, she clashes with Heather for the position.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Displays symptoms of sociopathy (disregards well-being of others and has little qualms about betraying them to get ahead), narcissism (only cares about herself) and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (outlined 316 minor transgressions in the relationship contract she wrote up for Duncan).
  • 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 an Anti-Villain.
  • Anti-Villain: Type II in the second half of World Tour and throughout the fifth season.
  • Attention Whore: Any time she mentions that she was a C.I.T.note , it's practically a cry for attention.
  • Ax-Crazy: When she gets enraged, she can become extremely violent. In World Tour, Heather says that Izzy has been replaced by Courtney.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Does one to Duncan when she compares him to his pet tarantula.
  • 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.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension:
    • With Duncan in Island.
    • Develops some with Scott in All-Stars.
  • Big Bad: During the second half of Action.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 C.I.T.
  • 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.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: First to Duncan, then to Alejandro.
  • 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 came back in Action, she was frustrated and harsh with her teammates because she really wanted to put an effort in winning while her team normally doesn't try, resulting 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, but Cacophonic: Courtney's childish and high-pitched voice doesn't mesh very well with her uptight personality. Also, she laughed rather obnoxiously when Duncan got zapped with a laser in "The EX-Files" 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.
  • 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: When she was at her worst in Action there was a challenge where she had to make a shark act like her. During the challenge she implied she turned her shark into sushi, but when Chef questioned this she said she would never do anything that cruel. Instead she made him cough up his lunch.
  • 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.
  • 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: The reason Courtney has never made it to the final two despite being such an effective competitor is because winning is so important to her that she views other contestants as tools or pawns to further her own goals, rather than people. Unfortunately for her, she can't stop her "pawns" from using the show's most crucial weapon against her: the voting booth. Her own desire to win ultimately sealed her fate in All-Stars.
  • Fighting Your Friend: Courtney is rigged to box with Gwen in All-Stars just as their friendship seems to be repaired. This actually proves cathartic for both of them as their punches let out all the anger they've had for each other and ultimately strengthens their friendship.
  • 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 friends. 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 to get ahead in the game.
  • 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 selfish attitude. 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.
  • 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".
  • Has a Type: Her love interests indicate she has an attraction to bad boys, with the likes of Duncan, Scott, and even Alejandro.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Humiliation Conga:
    • Toward the end of her run on Action and even into the finale, though she gets some consolation through sharing the winnings with Duncan in the end. In the alternate ending, her humiliation is more thorough. Then the third season really did it to her.
    • Happens yet again in All-Stars. Mal reveals her elimination list, causing her to lose her best friend and her boyfriend. She then loses her only opportunity to win the episode's challenge when a bird pukes on her sundae, and to top it all off gets flushed down a giant toilet while having to eat said sundae with tears in her eyes. When she reemerges at a beach, a pair of sharks puke on her when she tries to ward them off with her sundae, leaving her a sobbing mess.
  • Hypocrite:
    • She spends most of "Phobia Factor" yelling at her teammates for not conquering their fears, but when her own turn comes around she's too scared to even attempt facing it. 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.
  • 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.
  • Jerkass: She becomes a full blown jerkass 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Madness Mantra: After she discovered Duncan cheated on her with Gwen. "Gothie's going down, Gothie's going down, Gothie is going down..."
  • Mood-Swinger: She can go from sweet and civil to devious and violent on a moment's notice.
  • Moral Myopia: 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.
  • 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.
  • New Friend Envy: In All Stars, she becomes jealous of Zoey's friendship with Gwen.
  • 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.
  • Obsessed Are The List Makers: "Okay. 'Eliminating Heather' is now number 1, 2, 3, and 5 of my top 5 goals. 'Ripping out Duncan's eyebrow ring' is number 4."
  • 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.
  • Out of Focus: Revenge of the Island is the only season to date where she appears but doesn't have any type of primary or speaking role, outside of a brief cameo on the yacht in the first episode.
    • This also happens to her in the second half of Island after she's eliminated.
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • Pride: Her defining trait, and her Achilles' Heel.
  • Properly Paranoid: In "Greece's Pieces".
  • Protagonist-Centered Morality: Her entire moral outlook.
  • Punny Name: She often threatens to sue the show, and her name's Courtney.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Her short temper and overachiever personality make her 100% red to Bridgette's blue
  • Relationship Revolving Door: Her past relationships with both Duncan and Scott:
    • They first hook up in "Basic Straining" when after Duncan dared Courtney to steal food from Chris and Chef's tent with him and bring it to the camp cabins Duncan praises her for having a 'dark side' and they end up kissing shortly before Courtney is eliminated at the end of the episode. Their relationship is then put on hold for most of the second season due to Courtney becoming jealous of him and Gwen's budding friendship and believing that he's cheating on her. They officially make up in "Top Dog", but Courtney also imposes a set of overbearing rules on their relationship, expecting Duncan to completely memorize and follow them if they ever want to have a serious relationship. Because of this, Duncan votes Courtney off and they break up. However, they reconcile in the season finale (in Duncan's ending she gets back with Duncan so she can have part of the million dollars Duncan won, in Beth's ending he takes her out to dinner). It's shown during the TDA special that they broke up again while having dinner at a restaurant, they get back together later in the episode. Duncan then quits in the first episode of TDWT causing them to be separated from each other for the entire first half of the season, when Duncan does return he loses interest in Courtney and kisses Gwen behind her back causing them to officially break up once and for all.
    • 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.
  • The Rival:
    • She often clashes with Heather, particularly during World Tour.
    • In All-Stars, Courtney feels threatened by Zoey.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Soapbox Sadie: She does genuinely try to be a polite girl, and thanks to some character development in the first half of season 3 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 rather condescending.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: At times.
    • In "Top Dog", she lunges at a man-eating shark because she was annoyed at it, and ends up in crutches.
    • And of course there's her infamous Idiot Ball moment in "Sundae Muddy Sundae", where she left out a list she made detailing her plans to betray her boyfriend and best friend.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Rock and Rule, as well as the reunion special of Action.
  • 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.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: It is implied that Duncan is responsible for bringing out Courtney's negative traits. Courtney is initially kind and polite towards everybody in the first half of the first season, and begins acting antagonistic only after developing a relationship with Duncan. Duncan competes for the entire second season, and Courtney remains antagonistic during that time period. When Duncan leaves the show in the first half of the third season, Courtney reverts to being nice, and starts verbally attacking Gwen only after he comes back.
  • Traumatic Haircut: Subverted. Heather decides to take some of her hair (to make a wig for herself) in Action but only cuts off a very small chunk without her noticing.
  • Tsundere: Type B in Island, Type A in Action, 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 Bastard: 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.
  • Uptight Loves Wild: For Duncan... at first.
  • Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: To Duncan.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes??: Fails to get over her fear costing her the much needed triple score and more importantly the challenge. Comes up again in "Food Fright".
  • Womanchild: Downplayed. Most of the time, Courtney tries to act her age; she behaves childishly only when frustrated. Two notable instances of this trait are whining to Chris about receiving a prize until he gives in, and throwing a temper tantrum on national television that results in Duncan receiving a Groin Attack from her.
  • 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.
  • 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 expelled, she rips off a light post and bends it around Harold's body to make him a human pretzel. In Action, this strength-enhanced rage becomes more evident as she fights 3 sharks bare-handed and, before that, lifts a bed (with Lindsay on top) over her head.
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    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


  • 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.
  • Badass Beard: Has one down his chin.
  • Berserk Button: He may be an Actual Pacifist, but say anything bad about his Momma and he will quickly lose his gentle demeanor.
  • 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.
  • Black Best Friend: To Geoff, giving pointers on talking to Bridgette.
  • 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.
  • Camp Straight: DJ enjoys cooking, baking, and ribbon dancing, yet he makes a joke about dating Gwen.
  • 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.
  • Celibate Hero: Shows the least amount of interest in forming a relationship of any male contestant. With the exception of Irene in "Newf Kids On The Rock." Oh, did we mention that Irene is a fish?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Friend to All Living Things: 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.
  • Gentle Giant: He's the largest and most muscular of the males but wouldn't hurt a fly.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite being a Celibate Hero, he gives Geoff some 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 Camp Straight Gentle Giant who loves to cook, bake, and do ribbon dancing. He is very open about his emotions and sensitive towards animals.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: In "If You Can't Take the Heat..." when he was picking on Harold with Geoff and Duncan.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: "Not Quite Famous" reveals that he's a skilled ribbon dancer.
  • Satellite Character: Despite interacting with a handful of other characters, DJ never really had any kind of storyline in Island and received minuscule development yet still managed to make it a little past the halfway mark of the game. Later seasons subvert this by not only giving him a plot (his illegal alliance with Chef in Action and his curse in World Tour) but also eliminating him earlier on.
  • 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: In "Monster Cash", he is shown sucking his thumb.
  • 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.

    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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Beard: His soul patch.
  • 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 Villain 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: One of a few characters with a thick brow.
  • 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 Villain: 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.
  • 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: 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.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: Revealed to be an extremely talented actor in Action. Also, Courtney thinks he has a great singing voice.
  • Humiliation Conga:
    • His epic pre-elimination beat-down by Ezekiel in World Tour, courtesy of Alejandro and Heather.
    • All-Stars was a season-long Humiliation Conga for him, first getting dumped by Gwen, then accused of getting soft, and finally sent to jail.
  • 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 one of three winners 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, who he with now. Gwen breaks up with him and he loses Country 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.
  • The Lancer: 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.
  • 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 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: Sometimes.
  • 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.
  • Pyro Maniac: Check the quote at the top of his character profile.
  • 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: Had this relationship with Courtney. They first hook up in "Basic Straining" when after Duncan dared Courtney to steal food from Chris and Chef's tent with him and bring it to the camp cabins Duncan praises her for having a 'dark side' and they end up kissing shortly before Courtney is eliminated at the end of the episode. Their relationship is then put on hold for most of the second season due to Courtney becoming jealous of him and Gwen's budding friendship and believing that he's cheating on her. They officially make up in "Top Dog", but Courtney also imposes a set of overbearing rules on their relationship, expecting Duncan to completely memorize and follow them if they ever want to have a serious relationship. Because of this, Duncan votes Courtney off and they break up. However, they reconcile in the season finale (in Duncan's ending she gets back with Duncan so she can have part of the million dollars Duncan won, in Beth's ending he takes her out to dinner). It's shown during the TDA special that they broke up again while having dinner at a restaurant, they get back together later in the episode. Duncan then quits in the first episode of TDWT causing them to be separated from each other for the entire first half of the season, when Duncan does return he loses interest in Courtney and kisses Gwen behind her back causing them to officially break up once and for all.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spikes of Villainy: His collar.
  • 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, and the second half of All-Stars.
  • 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?"
  • Sympathetic Adulterer: Considering the way Courtney treated him, it's no surprise he eventually got sick of it and left her for Gwen.
  • Token Evil Teammate: In Island. Subverted in All-Stars when he 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.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: It is implied that Duncan is responsible for bringing out Courtney's negative traits. Courtney is initially kind and polite towards everybody in the first half of the first season, and begins acting antagonistic only after developing a relationship with Duncan. Duncan competes for the entire second season, and Courtney remains antagonistic during that time period. When Duncan leaves the show in the first half of the third season, Courtney reverts to being nice, and starts verbally attacking Gwen only after he comes back.
  • 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.
  • 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 Courntey voted off. He finds out later that it was Harold.
  • Your Cheating Heart: In World Tour, he cheats on Courtney by kissing Gwen behind her back, leading to much drama during the rest of the season. The writers attempt to subvert this in ''All-Stars'', arguing that Duncan wasn't really dating Courtney at the time.

    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


  • 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.
  • Back for the Dead: She was returned to the competition halfway through Island, but only lasted the one episode before being eliminated again.
  • Battle Discretion Shot: Her fight with Sasquatchanakwa occurs inside a large wooden crate; we get to see the results of the Curb-Stomp Battle ten seconds later, when she walks out with a hat and boots made from his fur.
  • 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: She is one of three characters with a unibrow, and the only female among them.
  • 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.
  • Celibate Hero: Notable for being one of the only two Island-era contestants (the other being DJ) to never show romantic interest in another character. She did show an attraction towards Justin in the Island special, but that's treated as a result of his beauty rather than a genuine attraction.
  • 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.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Her battle with Sasquatchanakwa. It only takes her 10 seconds to literally skin him alive, she even comes out with a Nice Hat and a pair of boots made from it's fur.
  • 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?
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Even a brute like her can't resist Justin's charms when he takes his shirt off. Best exemplified in Total Drama Drama Drama Drama when she prevented Noah from stopping Izzy giving him the million dollar briefcase.
    "He's so pretty! He deserves it!"
  • 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.
  • Humiliation Conga: Already eliminated once due to letting her temper get the better of her (although Heather was partially responsible for it), Eva was brought back to the island and given a second chance. After she rages out again during the challenges, intimidating the other players and flat out threatening Bridgette, she barely loses a chance to win immunity to Leshawna. Not only is she voted out on the same day she returned to the island, Chris rubs salt in the wound by revealing most of the campers' confessionals on who exactly voted for her. After hearing some of the campers call her a rageaholic, crazy, scary, and "Ava", she's sent off the island in a straitjacket, unable to do anything but lob empty threats at the other campers as the Boat of Losers drives away with her in it.
  • 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.
  • Not So Different: Despite not getting along with Bridgette, the two are very similar in a way. Both are athletic females who strongly hate sexism.
  • Odd Friendship : Her closest friends in the series seem to be Crazy Awesome, 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.
  • Out of Focus: One of the least focused-on contestants in the series. Unlike Katie and Sadie, however, she made a return to the competition, but she has not competed since her second elimination in "No Pain, No Game". Appearance wise, she was last seen in the first episode of Revenge of the Island in a non-speaking cameo.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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


  • 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.
  • Adorkable: Though not normally this (his social naivety is usually portrayed as awkward rather than cute), he has a moment in the Island special: after Beth and Lindsay allow him to join up with them on the condition that he isn't sexist to them, he's absolutely overjoyed at the idea of having friends and shakes Beth's hand so hard her glasses nearly fall off.
  • 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).
  • Attention Whore: Justified, given that he was a sheltered, home-schooled kid.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: After he becomes feral.
  • The Beast Master: He commands a pack of blind mutant gophers with ease.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Chew Toy: It gets worse every season, though he usually has it coming.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • Greed: What drives him to stay on the Total Drama Jumbo Jet after his elimination.
  • 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.
  • Innocent Gray Eyes: Which represent his social naivity, 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.
  • Nice Hat: His toque. It disappears at some point during his transformation in season three.
  • 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.
  • Out of Focus: For the first two seasons.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Put on a Bus: His last appearance thus far was in the exclusive clip for "Zeke and Ye Shall Find", where he's shown to have made his way into Boney Island's Fun Zone and become the ruler of the mutants living there. Given that the rest of Camp Wawanakwa was destroyed and there's no obvious dry land nearby, this would make it difficult for him to reappear. Despite this, a Q&A has hinted he may eventually return.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Straw Misogynist: At the beginning of Island, setting both Bridgette and Eva off, and earning his elimination.
  • Super-Powered 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.
  • Vertical Kidnapping: How he snatches Alejandro up in "Zeek and Ye Shall Find."
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: The first contestant voted off in Total Drama history. Interestingly, he gets more screen time after he turns feral.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: His absence during the sinking of Wawanakwa lead viewers to ask this. However, exclusive clip of "Zeek And Ye Shall Find" reveals he's alive and is living in the Fun Zone (the area on Boney Island that was used for the challenge in "No One Eggspects The Spanish Opposition"), and that the animals there actually like him.
  • 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

For tropes from his time on Redonculous 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.
  • Berserk Button: Don't mess with Bridgette—you'll regret it.
  • 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!
  • Camp Straight: He loves cooking, wears pink, and there was some Ho Yay innuendo between him and his best bud Brody. However, he falls head over heels for the tomboyish Bridgette.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • The Lancer: On the Killer Bass.
  • Make-Out Kids: With Bridgette.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: In "Up the Creek", he gets a really tiny splinter in his ankle and everyone (including him) acts like his leg got bitten off by a shark. This was all part of him and DJ's plan to get him closer to Bridgette. Bridgette however was fully aware of this and played along.
  • Nice Guy: Most of the time.
  • 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 Dumbass: In The Ridonculous Race.
  • 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.
  • Tranquil Fury: When Blaineley's indifference to having potentially doomed Bridgette to being mauled by a Siberian bear gets on his last nerve.
    "You're gonna pay for this. The gloves are off. Like, way off!"
  • 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.
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    Harold, the Dweeb 
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"Time to unleash my wicked skills!"

Voiced by: Brian Froud (Island-World Tour), Darren Frost (DramaRama)

Teams: Killer Bass, Screaming Gaffers, Team Victory

  • Aborted Arc: At the end of Island and the first few episodes of Action, he was developing a friendship with and possible one sided attraction to Heather. This was dropped by the time Courtney returned mid-season.
  • Adorkable: Just listen to his song in the first World Tour Aftermath!
  • 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 possibly 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.
  • Berserk Button: Don't toy with his feelings for Leshawna, especially if you're Duncan.
  • 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.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Gosh!"
    • "Idiots!"
  • Chekhov's Skill: In-universe, he constantly wins challenges using skills he picked up at "(adjective) Steve's (skill) Camp".
  • The Chew Toy: He's been injured the most out of any Total Drama contestant.Despite that he's managed to evade the fate of many other contestants who end up in full body casts.
  • 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.
  • Did Not Think This Through: His revenge on Duncan in "Basic Straining" by rigging the votes against Courtney to have her eliminated becomes this once we see the fallout from his actions. First, he spends all of "Camp Haunt-ture" hiding from Courtney wanting revenge for her unfair elimination and second Duncan's bullying on him becomes more vicious the following season once he found out.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: In "X-Treme Torture", Harold crashes and loses the skiing challenge after getting an eyeful of Heather's boobs.
  • 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 a Geek, 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".
  • Dreadful Musician: It's never really brought up in-universe, but Harold's singing voice turned off a lot of viewers.
  • 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.
  • Geek: The most prominent example in the show.
  • Geek Physique: He's extremely thin.
  • 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.
  • He Knows Too Much: Knowing that Owen was Chris' spy earned a critical extra vote against him in Action.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • His revenge on Duncan in Island counts as well where in order to pay him back for his bullying he rigs the votes to have Courtney be eliminated due to her and Duncan starting to form a romantic bond. Um, wouldn't it have made more sense to rig the votes against Duncan (the one that was actually bullying him)?
  • 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.
  • Killer Yoyo: His num-yos.
  • 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.
  • Love Letter Lunacy: In "X-Treme Torture", Bridgette and Gwen find a love poem and spend the rest of the episode trying to figure out both its writer and recipient. They eventually discover it's meant for Leshawna, who's apparently been getting them throughout the season; later, Harold admits to having written them all.
  • 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 polite and tries to be act like a gentleman to everyone, unless it's Duncan, Courtney, or Heather.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: Noble to Duncan's Roguish.
  • 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.
  • Otaku: He loves ninjas, samurais and Japanese pop culture in general.
  • Overly Long Name: His full name is "Harold Norbert Cheever Doris McGrady V".
  • Out of Focus: His last appearance to date was a non-speaking cameo in the first episode of Revenge of the Island.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: While he isn't short, he has a surprising large amount of strength for someone with a scrawny frame like him.
    • In "Full Metal Drama", he took down the entire Killer Grips on his own, with a little help from a smokescreen.
    • Also, 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).
    • 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: In one episode of season one, he said he was allergic to apples and couldn't participate in a challenge. Courtney and Sadie did it instead, which resulted in Sadie's elimination. Weirdly enough, he accepted some apple juice (actually kitchen grease) from Duncan in the next episode.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: He happens to be both a skilled rapper and beatboxer.
  • 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.
  • 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 screentime 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.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses
  • 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, legs, but pale upper arms and stomach.
  • 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 fairly polite and at least tries in challenges.
  • 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.
  • 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 Hardly Knew Ye: He's out by episode 3 in World Tour, though he gets a lot more screen time in the Aftermaths, in which he is one of the only characters to consistently get lines.
  • What the Fu Are You Doing?: He isn't 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'.

    Katie, the Sweet Girl 
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"Oh my gosh, Sadie, look. It's a summer camp!"

Voiced by: Stephanie Anne Mills

Teams: Screaming Gophers, Killer Bass


  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Justin, then to Trent, and later Alejandro.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Katie has moments of this with Sadie as Katie's friendship with Sadie frequently comes off as kind of romantic as it involves them hugging a lot and saying how pretty they both look towards each other. However, they develop crushes on Justin, then Trent, and then to 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 matching outfits as a tribute to their strong friendship.
  • 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: Present, but not quite to the extent of Izzy or Sierra.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Fitting her childish personality.
  • Hartman Hips: For a teenager, she surprisingly has them.
  • 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.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Sadie.
  • Satellite Character: Her character is completely reliant on Sadie.
  • She's Got Legs: She's the third tallest girl (after Sierra and Heather) among the first generation campers.
  • 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.
  • 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


  • 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.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Sadie has moments of this with Katie as Sadie's friendship with Katie frequently comes off as kind of romantic as it involves them hugging a lot and saying how pretty they both look towards each other. However, they develop crushes on Justin, then Trent, and then to Alejandro
  • 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 matching outfits as a tribute to their strong friendship.
  • 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: Type C (air-headed) to Katie. Though she actually gets more screen-time than the latter, her label is still "The Sweet Girl's Friend".
  • Fat Girl: Not really invoked by anyone at all (not even Heather); there is one scene where a can of peanuts that gets shot at her gets stuck in her gut, but that's about it.
  • Genki Girl: Present, but not quite to the extent of Izzy or Sierra.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Fitting her childish personality.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Her and Katie are the epitome of this trope. With it even being stated that they share a brain.
  • Kawaiiko: Ditzy, Genki, and always squeeing
  • Lethally Stupid: During the blind reverse William Tell challenge in "Who Can You Trust?", she continued to shoot apples at Courtney('s head) to knock the arrow off even after Leshawna won, resulting in knocking out a bear, capsizing a seagull, and changing 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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


  • Adorkable: Plenty in World Tour, between imitating a goat for Lindsay, revealing his love for Japanese game shows, and getting extremely excited and happy when Lindsay finally remembers him. Even in Island, though, his sheer earnestness earns him a lot of points in this.
  • Amusing Injuries: The personification of them.
  • Big Bad Friend: With Alejandro. He's earnest, klutzy, and wears his heart on his sleeve, whereas Alejandro... is the opposite.
  • The Big Guy: On Team Chris is Really, Really, Really, Really Hot.
  • 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.
  • Buffy Speak: When he tries to remember the name of a T-bar (a device used to ride down a zipline), he calls it a "hanging-on-thingy", "riding-stick", "grabby-whachama-call-it", and "zipper-buckle-handle".
  • 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!
  • 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 talk 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.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: In "Walk Like An Egyptian - Part 1", Alejandro helps Tyler, Ezekiel, Bridgette, and Izzy to their feet after they fall off the tour bus. Bridgette and Izzy swoon in response, while Tyler quickly backs away and yells, "I like girls!"
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Himself and Alejandro, at least from his perspective. Jury's out on whether Al feels the same, since although he does deny it, he does keep Tyler around as an ally for a long time and isn't sure why, and initially selects Tyler as one of his assistants in the finale.
  • 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.
  • Literal-Minded: When Noah told him to make a mental note of Lindsay liking to be called "baby", Tyler says 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 friendship with Alejandro in his light.
    • 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.
  • Out of Focus: From his elimination in Island until the start of World Tour. And then again from his elimination in the latter season onwards.
  • Pair the Dumb Ones: Tyler, a Dumb Jock, is paired with Lindsay, a Brainless Beauty and Dumb Blonde.
  • 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 was 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.
  • 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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