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    Anne Maria, The Jersey Shore Reject

"Sure I want to win a million dollars, but not at the expense of my looks! I mean check me out, perfect hair, perfect tan, all this is worth a billion, easy."

Voiced by: Athena Karkanis

Teams: Mutant Maggots

A tough, cocky, and sassy Joisey stereotype obsessed with her physical appearance and other material things. She is rarely ever seen without her trusty hairsprays and spray tans, which she applies near constantly to ensure she will always be looking her best.

  • Action Girl: She can be quite vicious if she choose to be, just don't touch her hair or her spray.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: She is immediately attracted to Mike's bad boy personality, Vito.
  • Ambiguously Brown: With her spray tan and accent, it's hard to tell if she is intended to be Italian Canadian or Hispanic Canadian (or possibly a mix of both, like her real-life inspiration).
  • Anime Hair: It's long, it's thick, it may be a deep purple and due to consistent applying of hairspray, it constantly stays up, and it's almost indestructible.
  • Anti-Hero: She's vain, stuck-up, and can be quite violent if you mess with her hair or products but she's had several Pet the Dog moments, is nice to Cameron and (initially) Zoey, rooted for Cameron in the finale, and doesn't do anything that would really be considered "evil".
  • Bare Your Midriff: Has one of the most belly exposing outfits in the show, along with Heather and Lindsay.
  • Berserk Button: Don't insult her looks, take away her styling products, or touch her hair.
  • Betty and Veronica: Veronica to Zoey's Betty with Mike as Archie, though Anne Maria is attracted to Vito, Mike's Italian tough guy personality, not his actual one. She loses in the end.
  • Book Dumb: She admits that she's no algebra expert in "Finders Creepers". She makes up for it by being somewhat Street Smart.
  • Brainless Beauty: Brainless? Self-admitted. Beauty? In her (and Vito's) opinion, at least.
  • Brooklyn Rage: Although Canadian, she certainly fits the attitude, considering that she is based off Snooki.
  • Continuity Cameo: She's seen walking around New York in the finale of The Ridonculous Race.
  • Dreadful Musician: In her audition tape she claims to have signed up for Total Drama after watching a World Tour episode with one of her friends, stating that she knew the show needed her and starts signing very badly until cracking the camera lens after reaching a high note.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Not shown, but she admits in one episode that she drives with her feet.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite her shallowness and antagonism with some of her teammates, even she is disgusted by Jo's bad attitude. In "Finders Creepers" when Brick suddenly goes missing and Jo says he is deadweight, she tells Jo that "Brick may not be attractive in anyway, but he is still a person."
  • Gainaxing: Though it's very subtle.
  • Gasshole: A minor example, but gives an impressive burp after implying that she herself is classy.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: She is obsessed with her looks, particularly her hair; however, she will beat down those who would dare cross her.
  • Gold Digger: She was only attracted to Ezekiel because he had given her a giant diamond (which turned out to be fake).
  • Hammerspace Hair: She often keeps things, namely styling products, in her gigantic poof.
    Zoey: (referring to Anne Maria's hair brush and hair dryer) Hey! How'd you sneak that in?
    Anne Maria: Easy! I stuck it in my poof! (pulls out a can of hairspray)
  • Hair Color Dissonance: It's likely black, but it looks dark bluish-purple.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: (Pun not intended) She tends to get angered quickly, especially if any her aforementioned Berserk Buttons are pressed. She also tends to threaten to beat down whomever made her mad.
  • Hartman Hips: More noticeable than most Total Drama girls, as her hips are massive.
  • Hidden Depths: The most vocal against the abuse of Brick and Cameron at the hands of Jo in "Finders Creepers". Despite her defenses of them calling them ugly, she actually gets along pretty well with them.
  • Hypocritical Humour: After kissing Mike (in his Vito persona), she then tells Zoey that "Vito" is only interested in classy girls...then she belches in an unladylike fashion.
  • Improbable Weapon User:
    • She used her spray-tan against Dakota and Staci.
    • Her hair is thick and solid from all the primping and hairspray that solid objects just bounce off of it; Brick and Zoey use her hair as a shield during the snow fort fight in "Ice, Ice, Baby."
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She has a big ego and a nasty temper, but outside of challenges she's pretty friendly (as long as none of her berserk buttons are pressed, that is).
  • Joisey: Check her title: "The Jersey Shore Reject"
  • The Lancer: On the "Mutant Maggots" at times, due to providing the biggest resistance to Bad Boss Jo.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The sassy and crass Dark to Zoey's sweet and demure Light.
  • The Load: She's usually more interested in maintaining her appearance than actually trying to win challenges for her team, but this is sometimes averted as she's surprisingly strong and determined when angered. Her practically invulnerable hair also proves useful at times.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Had a short-lived relationship with Mike's Italian personality, Vito.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She believes that she is this.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The in-between to Zoey's nice and Jo's mean. While Anne Maria can be a Jerkass at times, she doesn't go out her way to be mean the same way Jo does.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: She is an obvious parody of Snooki, from her physical appearance to her attitude. Even her label is a dead giveaway.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: One of her many Berserk Buttons.
    Anne Maria: You touch my pouffe, I'll touch you.
  • Non-Gameplay Elimination: She walks off after getting a giant diamond from Ezekiel in the mine. Too bad it turned out to be a fake.
  • Only Friend: Cameron (unless one counts Vito).

    Brick, The Cadet

"I may be the strongest player here, but I'm all about the teamwork. Back in cadet camp, I took the teamwork medal three years running"

Voiced by: Jon Cor

Teams: Mutant Maggots, Toxic Rats

An army brat who possesses great strength and unyielding loyalty. Brick shows nothing but soldierly respect for his fellow competitors and firmly lives by the code to "never leave a man behind". Despite appearances though, he is actually very sensitive and quite soft at heart.


    Cameron, The Wide-Eyed Bubble Boy

"I am what is known as a bubble boy. Growing up my mom was REALLY overprotective, so I've never gone swimming before. Up until 6 hours ago, I've never done anything before! Except read and sigh a lot. Ahhhh. But that doesn't mean I'm not a force to be reckoned with!"

Voiced by: Kevin Duhaney

Teams: Mutant Maggots, Heroic Hamsters, Villainous Vultures

Having being placed in a bubble for his entire life by his overprotective mother, Cameron has never done anything outside of reading and studying before joining Total Drama. As a result, he is very intelligent and interested in making friends, but also physically weak and quite timid.

  • Admiring the Abomination: He finds Dakota's mutation to be fascinating.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Has been given several of these by others, such as "Stringbean" by Jo and "Shortstuff" by Anne Maria, though interestingly both of these started as insults before Cameron earned each of their respect.
  • Arch-Nemesis:
    • To Jo, who endlessly bullied him as soon as they were on the same team. Over the season, Cameron would grow to resent Jo and finally got her back in "Up, Up, and Away in My Pitiful Balloon."
    • Also to Scott. Cameron was Scott's biggest resistance throughout Revenge of the Island, being one of the few who was aware of his antagonistic nature from the start and made three separate alliances to get rid of him, before finally succeeding in "Eat, Puke, and Be Wary". Cameron is also the only one who Scott remains mean to in All-Stars.
  • Awesome by Analysis: Cameron spends a good deal of time making estimations and calculations that give him the edge, though sometimes he should spend more time paying attention to what he's doing.
  • Backstabbing the Alpha Bitch: Although Jo isn't strictly speaking an Alpha Bitch, the way she mistreats Cameron (and Brick), as well as the fact that she is the second most villainous character in the season (aside from Scott), definitely qualifies her for this trope with Cameron. Fed-up with being her nerdy underling, he finally turns on her and not only succeeds in getting back at her but also gets her eliminated. She's actually impressed by this.
  • Badass Bookworm: Downplayed. Usually he's stereotypically weak like any nerd, but on occasion shows hidden competence. The best example in the Revenge of the Island finale where he makes a Powered Armor and takes on the physically stronger Lightning.
  • Bandage Mummy: Gets horribly injured in "Zeke and Ye Shall Find", which causes his elimination.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: In an episode of All-Stars, he is stuck on a raft with no motor alongside Zoey, Duncan and Scott, while all the other competitors have motors in their boats. What's his solution? Using Scott as bait for Fang in order to use Fang as their makeshift propeller.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Is both this to Mike, as well as Mike being one to him. Throughout late Revenge of the Island, Cameron would often try to help Mike keep his MPD under control, and advise him to tell Zoey about it. Mike in turn would give guidance to the socially sheltered Cameron such as telling him he need not spray so much paint in "Grand Chef Auto", as well as carrying him in "A Mine Is A Terrible Thing To Waste".
  • Big "NO!": When Sierra starts turning her attention onto him, and when Mal reveals himself.
  • Black and Nerdy: He's basically the black version of Harold, but shorter.
  • Blind Without 'Em: Cameron has poor eyesight without his glasses, as seen in "Moon Madness".
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: After he finds the votes for him under Mike's/Mal's mattress.
    Mal: (pretending to be Mike) Pal, you know you can trust me!
    Cameron: No! I can't trust anyone! I'm the lone wolf! I'm the new Lightning! Sha-something! (runs off)
  • Brains and Brawn: Serves as the brains to contrast Lightning and Jo's brawn.
  • Bully and Wimp Pairing: With Jo and also to an extent with Lightning. Which mirrors the pairing between Duncan and Harold.
  • Bubble Boy: Raised like one. He also leaves in a bubble when he is eliminated in All-Stars.
  • Butt-Monkey: Not abusing the sheltered bubble boy is like not kicking a kickball, and just as Harold's designated source of pain was groin-injuries, Cam's usual designated mode of injury is wedges.
    Cameron: Is this what pain tastes like!?
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Astounding!"
    • "... the odds are astronomical!"
    • "This is highly (adjective relevant to situation)."
  • Character Development: Probably the biggest example in the season (if not the series). As part of his Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass, he transitioned from a weak, cowardly, nerdling into a selfless hero who stood up to and prevailed against all of the jerks who picked on him.
  • Chekhov's Gun: His bubble which, during the All-Stars finale, aids Zoey during the challenge by serving as a improvised raft for her and Gwen.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Not as pronounced as Harold, but Cam has his moments. See Character Development above.
    • In "Finders Creepers" after the giant spider approaches, he gets an adrenaline rush and breaks out of the webs binding him, launches at the spider, punches it repetitively, before jumping on its back and knocking it off the wall (which frees his teammates).
    • And who could forgot how he made a high-tech suit of armor and pummeled Jerk Jock Lightning.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: In the finale, he cannot bring himself to watch his friends getting attacked by mutants and tries to help them, while having to fend off attacks from Lightning. Whether it costs him victory or not depends on the ending.
  • David vs. Goliath: Cameron, the least physically strong character in Revenge of the Island, ends up fighting against the much more physically strong Jerk Jock Lighting at the end of the season. Whether he wins or not depends on the ending featured.
  • Ditzy Genius: He's definitely book smart, but he doesn't have much in way of Street Smarts. It becomes more prevalent in All-Stars where his perceptual ability seems to have taken a hit, as he doesn't catch on to the fact that Mike (the person he studied last season) has been taken over by Mal until it was too late.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Got Jo back good in "Up, Up, and Away in My Pitiful Balloon." After she has been taking advantage of his tech savvy and strong-arming him into an "alliance", Cam rigs the fog machine that he won to explode when Jo uses it, setting fire to the balloon he made for her and literally dropping her from the competition.
  • Dork Knight: As of "Brain Vs Brawn: The Ultimate Showdown", he is one of the most heroic characters in Total Drama history, having saved the entire cast from rampaging mutants. However, this still doesn't change the fact that he's one of the most cowardly characters in the entire series as well (his cowardice is second only to DJ's - no wonder Cam looks up to him!).
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: A Running Gag throughout ROTI involves Lightning constantly mistaking Cameron for a girl, despite Cameron not really looking or doing anything remotely feminine.
  • Expy: Of Steve Urkel, both being black nerds with high-pitched voices.
  • Flying Firepower: While he dons his Iron Man armor.
  • Foil:
    • To Cody and Harold, his predecessor nerds. Both Cody and Harold were characterized as being dorks who tried to be cool and seek attention, while Cameron is a Shrinking Violet who remains shy and timid through most of his appearances but later grows out of it over the course of the season. Both Cody and Harold possess unexpected physical resourcefulness to their teams, while Cameron is almost always useless in physical challenges. There are also differences in intellect, with Cody and Harold being more circumstantially smart by displaying MacGyvering abilities, while Cameron is an Impossible Genius able to construct futuristic tech like Powered Armor and rocket engines. Finally, Cameron has never chased/pursued any girls, which was a major character arc for both Cody and Harold.
    • To Owen, with both of them being the unexpected underdog who became a finalist of their debut seasons. While both are Nice Guys and All Loving Heroes, the similarities end there. Owen is the Big Fun party guy who is easygoing towards everyone, while Cameron is a Shrinking Violet who has to be coaxed into social interaction. Owen is dimwitted and overweight, while Cameron is, as already mentioned, an Impossible Genius with possibly the lightest body mass out of the entire cast. Owen didn't care in the slightest whether he won, while Cameron had something to prove in how far he made it. Owen went into the finale surrounded mostly by his friends (with the exception of Heather) and ended up having a friendship finale, while Cameron's had to go up against three of his adversaries (Jo, Scott, and Lightning).
    • To Lightning. Both are black male finalists who faced off against each other in their debut seasons and were determined to win, but are otherwise polar opposites. Cameron is small and scrawny while Lightning is tall and muscular. Cameron is a very timid Impossible Genius and a Nice Guy who was willing to put aside the opportunity to defeat Lightning to instead rescue his fellow campers from rampaging mutants and then split the money with everyone after he won, while Lightning is an incredibly arrogant and stupid Jerk Jock who continued to focus on trying to defeat Cameron in the same situation and then kept all the money for himself in his ending. Cameron's determination to win was in order to prove how far he came, while Lightning's came from simply being obsessed with coming first at everything. Cameron has an overprotective mother who clearly cares a lot about her son, while Lightning's father barely pays any attention to his son, not even showing his face to him when given the opportunity to contact him.
  • Foreshadowing: Sierra used Cameron as a substitute for Cody throughout season five. Cameron is eliminated because he is put in a full body cast, just like Cody. Also like Cody, he is the eighth camper eliminated in his respective season. In addition, both were unable to warn the rest of the cast about some kind of imposing trouble because of the bandages covering their mouths.
  • Fun Size: He is the shortest contestant in the series, due to him aging slower as a result of being in a bubble.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: In the Revenge of the Island finale, he built a working power suit. According to his online bio, he tried to patent the armor but got beaten to it by a guy with a goatee.
  • Genre Savvy: He watched season 3 of Total Drama and saw everything that Cody went through with Sierra. When he realizes she is becoming too close to him and is slowly mistaking him for Cody he volunteers to spend the night at Boney Island to get away from her for awhile, not wanting to be her next "victim".
  • Gentleman and a Scholar: He possess a huge amount of intelligence at a young age, and despite his life as a Bubble Boy, he seems to have displayed his manners to others quite capably, showing how he is considerate and respectful to them very well (except if they are his foes).
  • Hates Being Touched: Cameron states it's an old problem of his, especially when Sierra is concerned.
  • Idiot Ball: Gets hit by this in All-Stars, see Ditzy Genius above.
  • If My Calculations Are Correct: Says something like this right before he does something awesome... or fails horribly.
  • Impossible Genius: Cameron's intelligence is so high, he has managed to come up with inventions that are improbable even in-universe, like his high tech armor.
  • Improbably High I.Q.: Word of God states he has an IQ of 170.
  • Innocent Prodigy: One of his defining characterizations in Revenge of the Island, being incredibly smart but having no experience of the outside world whatsoever.
  • In-Series Nickname: Has a fair few of these:
    • Cam (by Zoey, Mike, and Gwen)
    • Four eyes (by Anne Maria and Courtney)
    • Bubble Boy, Bubble Boy Brainiac (by Chris)
    • Stringbean (by Jo)
    • Short stuff, Doll (by Anne Maria)
    • Bubbles (by Scott)
    • Smart Guy, Little girl (by Lightning)
    • Cody, Camody, Camcodykins, Camdy, Codycam, Cam-sierra-ody (by Sierra)
    • Little man (by Heather)
    • Little one (by Alejandro)
    • Spider food (by Izzy)
    • Nerd arms (by Mal)
  • I Want My Mommy!: He cries for his bubble as he is mercilessly beaten down by a giant mutant beetle in "Ice, Ice Baby".
  • Jerkass Ball: Gets hit by this in "You Regatta Be Kidding Me", where out-of-the-blue he decides to use Scott as literal sharkbait. Even Cameron is shocked by his villainous behavior.
  • Ladies and Germs: When Chris refers to the males, he likes to single Cameron out from the rest.
    Chris: From now on it's every man, woman, and Cameron for himself.
  • The Load: Played with; however, Cameron has managed to pull his load on one more than one occasion.
    • Jo originally views him as such, literally calling him "the most expendable player", but he promises her that he would prove her wrong, and he delivers on his promise.
    • When he teams up with Zoey in "The Enchanted Franken-Forest", Zoey expresses exasperation at how many times she has to rescue Cameron from the various creatures and traps inhabiting the forest.
  • Lovable Coward: He has shown to be quite timid frequently, but is still a trustworthy companion, nonetheless.
  • Lovable Nerd: He is a young genius with a very friendly personality.
  • Meganekko: Male example. He's small, socially awkward and wears glasses.
  • My Beloved Smother: One reason he is a Bubble Boy is because growing up his mother was really overprotective of him.
  • Nice Guy: In the Canadian and the iTunes Version where he wins, he shares the $1 million cash prize with the entire cast. Even enemies like Lightning and Scott.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • His reaction in "The Enchanted Franken-Forest" when he realizes that Lightning eliminated Zoey instead of him just so the jock could have his vengeance on him.
    • There are also a few in All-Stars; Such as in "Suckers Punched", when Chris announces the challenge is boxing:
      Cameron: (writing a note) This is the last will of I, Cameron Corduroy Wilkins.
    • But the biggest one yet occurs in "Zeek and Ye Shall Find", where he realizes who has really been screwing him over all this time, see Just Between You and Me in Mike's Personalities' Section.
  • Older Than They Look: Despite being 16, he looks like a pre-teen, most likely a side effect of being a bubble boy.
  • The Only One I Trust: In All-Stars, Cameron starts to feel like the whole competition is against him, but he finds comfort in his only trustworthy friend, Mike. Which is a bad idea since Mike has been completely overpowered by his evil persona, Mal.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Usually subverted, but after donning his high-tech armor he easily over powers the athletically superior Lightning.
  • Powered Armor: His Iron Man armor he made in the finale.
  • Race Lift: His prototype design had him as a white guy, but changed him to black instead.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Lightning's red.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Sierra starts to see him as one for Cody.
  • Roar Before Beating: Gives one before he does a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to spider Izzy in "Finders Creepers".
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Has a habit of using overly-long complex words that confound the less intelligent characters, especially Lightning.
  • Science Hero: He frequently harnesses science and technology to get ahead in the competition, in fact he's one of the few characters who can rightfully claim that his intellect more than makes up for what he physically lacks.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: In the episode "Ice, Ice Baby", he figures out that Mike has multiple personality disorder. Later, in "A Mine is a Terrible Thing to Waste", Cameron agrees to help Mike with his condition after forming an alliance to take down Scott. Unfortunately, Cam Cannot Keep a Secret, as Scott learns about Mike's disorder and exploits it to make Mike do his bidding in "Grand Chef Auto", ultimately causing Mike's elimination.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: He is the shortest and one of the most book smart contestants in the series.
  • The Smart Guy: For both the Mutant Maggots and the Heroic Hamsters. In fact Lightning literally refers to him by this name.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: One of the smartest characters, to be exact.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: He was the central focus in Revenge of the Island and still remained in the limelight for a substantial amount of time in All-Stars.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute:
    • He seems to be a blend of Harold's wealth of knowledge and unexpected resourcefulness to his team, and Cody's physical stature. There's even an in-universe example as Sierra literally uses him as a substitute for Cody during season five. Also his relationship with Jo and Scott are comparable to that of his predecessors' relationship with Duncan (the resident nerd picked on by The Bully) and Alejandro (the weak nerd and the manipulative season antagonist). To make it even better, he's been given the nicknames "String bean" and "Short stuff" which are names that Harold and Cody have been referred to by Leshawna.
    • He could also be a Distaff Counterpart of Beth, as he shares some similarities with her in terms of physical appearance and events occurring in the show: Both had quite a sheltered childhood, both are socially challenged, both are exceptionally nice, both are the shortest contestants in their respective casts, both wear glasses, both were potential season winners paired up with a tougher contestant, both kissed someone who was close to ending their relationship, and both were used by a manipulative female villain but later stood up for themselves and backstabbed them (see Backstabbing the Alpha Bitch above).
  • Teens Are Short: He is the shortest cast member among the second generation cast and possibly the entire series.
  • Temporarily a Villain: He believed he had become one in "You Regatta Be Kidding Me".
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the episode "Finders Creepers", he confesses to having arachnophobia, and the tiniest spiders frighten him. Later, when he and various other players are trapped in a web by a giant spider, he breaks out of his web cocoon in a surge of adrenaline and beats the crap out of the giant spider. It cures him of his arachnophobia, but it turns out it was actually Izzy in disguise, and now he is afraid of her.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: In Revenge of the Island, Cameron managed to realize Mike has split personalities (as well as each personalities' triggers) by mere observation. In All-Stars, he was completly unable to realize Mal took over Mike until he was eliminated.
  • Token Good Teammate: Becomes a second one for the Villainous Vultures
  • TV Genius: He's an Impossible Genius with an Impossibly High IQ and capable of constructing futuristic tech from scrap. He has No Social Skills due to living a sheltered life, has unusual interests which include being prone to Freaky Is Cool, and he has a tenacity to talk in Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness.
  • Unexplained Recovery: He goes from a full body cast to just a broken arm in the span of roughly four days.
  • Uninhibited Muscle Power: In his audition tape and in "Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!", he falls over from the weight of a butterfly landing on his head, and in "Ice, Ice Baby", he claims that his clothes are weighing him down, preventing him from climbing a rock face. But in "Finders Creepers", he is strong enough to break out of the cocoon he was trapped in and defeat the giant spider with a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
    Cameron: Ah, adrenaline. Nature's own Super Strength formula. Someone really should bottle the stuff.
  • Victorious Loser: Even though he loses to Lightning in one of the endings of the Revenge of the Island finale, he says that not going back in his bubble after surviving without sustaining injuries counts as a personal win.
  • Weak, but Skilled: His intelligence makes up for his weak stature.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Uses someone with an extreme phobia of sharks (Scott) as shark bait. Even Cameron himself is surprised by his own actions.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He was afraid of spiders; however, he overcomes his phobia (see Took a Level in Badass) above. However, after discovering the spider's true identity, he gains a new phobia: Izzy.
  • Worthy Opponent: Jo is initially furious when Cameron backstabs her, but when he tells her he "learned from the best" (referring to her), she cuts him some slack and compliments his cunning tactic.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He manages to pull one on Jo.

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

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

Voiced by: Laurie Elliott

Teams: Mutant Maggots, Toxic Rats, Villainous Vultures

Harsh, merciless, and domineering, Jo is a strong and athletic tomboy who will do anything to take down the competition. Her blunt attitude gives her a very low tolerance for weaklings, while her brutal approach to life gives her a cutthroat streak focused on winning above all else.

  • Action Girl: That should really go without saying.
  • Alpha Bitch: Partially. Even though being a Jerk Jock she doesn't match the "rich, pretty girl" part of the trope, being a commandeering Bad Boss makes her qualify. Made especially prominent when she's put alongside Heather where their tyrannical personalities clash.
  • Always Second Best: Try as she might, she always falls short of Lightning in physical areas.
  • Ass Kicking Equals Authority: She assumed leadership of the Maggots by defeating Brick in a thumb wrestling match (breaking his thumb in the process).
  • The Baroness: Jo is of the Rosa Klebb subtype due to her rather masculine appearance.
  • Batman Gambit: She relies on these to get ahead.
    • In "Ice Ice Baby", she exploits Anne Maria's short temper about her appearance to make her participate in the challenge by insulting her or taking away her hairspray.
    • She often exploits Brick's military background and his sense of chivalry.
    • When she switches teams, she often exploits Lightning's competitive spirit.
    • In "Up, Up And Away In My Pitiful Balloon", she ironically falls victim to one when Cameron rigs the fog machine he won with an explosive, knowing that Jo would scam it from him.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: She tries to be the Big Bad of Revenge of the Island, manipulating others and forming alliances, but gets overshadowed by Scott.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Has short dirty blonde hair.
  • Brawn Hilda: downplayed She's not ugly, but she's quite plain looking and she evidently looks so masculine that Lightning can't tell she's female. Played for Laughs; since it's highly obvious to the audience she's female. She does actually sound rather masculine, though.
  • The Bully: A Jerk Jock and attempted Big Bad with a toxic tongue who enjoys tormenting others, especially Cameron and Brick.
  • Bully and Wimp Pairing:
    • Physically, she is the Bully to Cameron's Wimp.
    • Psychologically, she is the Bully to Brick's Wimp.
  • Card-Carrying Jerkass: Jo makes absolutely no effort to hide the fact that she's aggressive and abrasive.
  • Cosmetic Catastrophe: She gets a Joker-esque makeover no thanks to Mike (as Chester) in "Runaway Model".
  • Dude, Where's My Reward?: She was annoyed after Lightning refuses to share any of the money with her and everyone else in the alternate ending of the finale of the season, as she complains that she got ripped off in the confessional.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Shows shades of this where she mentions trying to whip her team into shape, where the scene cuts to Cameron attempting (and failing) to perform a push-up.
  • Entitled Bitch: Her audition tape and Lightning's ending show just how arrogant she can be.
  • Everyone Has Standards: As much of a bitch she can be, even she thought that Chris was going too far with the bombs in "A Mine Is A Terrible Thing To Waste".
    Jo: (upon discovering the bombs in the backpacks) BOMBS?! Too far, McLean! Too far!
  • Expy: Of Sue Sylvester from Glee.
  • Foil:
    • To Duncan, taking his place as The Bully type character of her generation and the Lesser of Two Evils. Both bullies had favored targets, with Duncan picking on Harold, while Jo would torment Cameron and Brick. Both have also had their respective nerds eventually get revenge upon them and win over their respect. However the differences becomes apparent when Duncan is revealed to be a Jerk with a Heart of Gold who uses the tough guy visage to hide a softer side, while Jo tends to be Faux Affably Evil to manipulate others and is for the most part rotten on the inside. Furthermore, Duncan legitimately makes quite a few friends, while Jo drove away virtually all her allies with her vileness. Finally, Duncan is known for being very laidback with a "who cares" attitude, while one of Jo's defining characters is a competitive drive to be the best at everything.
    • To Heather. In many ways, Jo is a more athletic version of her. The two of them immediately establish themselves as the Bad Boss of their respective teams and intimidate others into going along with their demands as well as not above playing dirty. Both also force more weak-willed contestants into alliances with them (Beth and Lindsay for Heather, Cameron for Jo), with said underlings eventually being directly responsible for their elimination. The difference is Jo is a threat both physically and psychologically and is very active in challenges, while Heather prefers to limit her contribution and manipulate her teammates into doing the heavy lifting for her. This is particularly evident when the two are put on the same team in All-Stars and spend several episodes butting heads over leadership.
    • To Scott, in a more direct example. Both are the Token Evil Teammate of their respective teams, but have complete opposite approaches to their antagonism. Jo plays Drill Sergeant Nasty and pushes her team through the ringer to get them perform at their best, while feeling the weaker members are expendable. Scott is a Team Killer who tries to make his team lose so that he can vote off strong players that he deems to be threats. Jo typically intimidates and bullies others into complying, while at times switching to Faux Affably Evil or having a rare Pet the Dog. Scott is a Manipulative Bastard who primarily plays the Big Bad Friend, while rarely being open about his true rotten nature such as when he blackmails Mike or extorts Cameron for information.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Her name sounds like "Joe". Possibly one of the reasons Lightning is confused about her gender, although it doesn't take much with Lightning.
  • Genius Bruiser: Unlike most of the other jocks on the show, Jo is very cunning and manipulative, and could have easily been the season's Big Bad if Scott wasn't there.
  • Graceful Loser: Zig-zagged. She has to be dragged away screaming, but she lets being betrayed by Cameron pass when he tells her he "learned from the best" (her) and congratulates him on his technique.
  • Hidden Depths: Jo has body issues and quietly sympathizes with Sasquatchanakwa when Lindsay says he has it.
  • Informed Attribute: Her supposed ugliness (when she works out in the nude it makes a bird vomit).
  • Jerkass: Of the Jerk Jock variety. She openly antagonizes Cameron, Brick, Anne Maria, and Lightning.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Every time she seems to show a nicer side, it's revealed to be an act to manipulate others.
  • Karmic Death:
    • In the episode where she's eliminated, she pretty much treats Cameron like complete garbage. Conveniently, guess who sends her right out, instead of Scott? She even admitted that he was a Worthy Opponent after that.
    • In All-Stars, she conspires to get rid of Lightning first since she considered him her biggest threat on her team. When her team loses the subsequent competition, she regrets getting Lightning eliminated and she herself gets eliminated next.
      Lightning: (in a pre-recorded video message) I told you you'd regret it! Ha! I win! Sha-woo!
  • Kick the Dog: She does this in "A Mine Is A Terrible Thing To Waste," when she tries to leave her former teammates to die in the mine.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: This is even lampshaded by Lightning. Although he might not be the best judge on appearance.
  • The Leader: Of the Mutant Maggots, where she's a typical case of a Bad Boss. She tries to be this for the Villainous Vultures, but doesn't last very long before she's booted.
  • Lesser of Two Evils: When put alongside Scott, though she's still arguably the secondary antagonist of Revenge of the Island. That said, it's only because she's less effective than him, not because she's less evil. Quite the opposite, in fact.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She often forces Cameron (and to lesser extents, Brick and Lightning)to bend to her will.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Masculine Girl to Brick's Feminine Boy. Both are depicted as tough; however, Brick has a more sensitive side, whereas Jo is more aggressive.
  • Mistaken for Gay: When she said she never kissed a guy, Lightning, thinking Jo was a boy, replied:
    Lightning: It's cool. Lightning don't judge.
  • Modesty Towel: She wears one in a confessional.
  • Never My Fault: "What!? Dirt Boy got in the way!"
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The Jerk Jock mean to Zoey's nice and Anne Maria's in-between.
  • The Nicknamer:
    • She has called Brick "G. I. Joke" and "Brick-for-brains", Mike "Pointy" and "Strong Man" (as Vito), Zoey "Red" and "Apology Breath", Cameron "String bean", and has several names for Anne Maria including "Poofhead", "Sprayhead", "Tan job" and "Helmethead". In Cameron's case it later becomes an Insult of Endearment, as he refers to himself as such so she can recognize him.
    • She goes even further in All-Stars and gives names to all of her team members at once: Heather "Old Heather", Gwen "Gothball" and "Count Gwenula", Duncan "Crudcan" and "Stuncan", Scott "Shark-bait and "Dirt Boy", Alejandro "Ale-handwalker".
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Look at the way she strokes the cannon.
  • No Guy Wants an Amazon: During the mine challenge, she confesses that she never kissed a guy.
  • Passionate Sportsgirl: She's very open about being a tomboy.
  • Please Put Some Clothes On: A little birdie vomits when it sees Jo's nude workout session in "A Mine Is a Terrible Thing to Waste".
  • Pragmatic Villainy: She runs a tight shift as the Maggots' leader, makes it perfectly clear she's tough, mean, and in it to win, and can be quite critical. However, she's not above praising her teammates when they win a challenge.
  • The Rival: To Brick in Revenge of the Island, Heather in All-Stars, and Lightning in both seasons.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Lightning thinks she's a boy due to her masculine appearance and attitude, her Action Girl tactics, and her Tomboyish Name, so he acts appropriately when he finally finds out when Jo is eliminated.
  • The Smurfette Principle: To the Toxic Rats after switching teams.
  • Smug Snake: She was so confident that Cameron would do whatever she said, that she never expected to be Out-Gambitted by him.
  • So Proud of You: Has two of these with Cameron of all people.
    • In “Finders Creepers”, after initially treating Cameron like trash how she usually does and expecting he would get captured first by the spider, she finds out Cameron actually lasted among the longest on the team. She tells him with sincerity that he did better than she thought he would. Cameron is all too happy to accept this rare compliment from Jo.
    • In “Up, Up, and Away In My Pitiful Balloon”, after Jo forces Cameron into an alliance with her and spends the whole episode forcing him to do everything for her, Cameron gets fed up and sabotages Jo’s plane and costs her immunity. When Jo gets eliminated and mad at Cameron’s betrayal, Cameron promptly tells her he learned from her. To which Jo takes this in her stride, genuinely proud of how far her little wimp has come and even gives him a thumbs up while she is eliminated.
  • Static Character: Notable for being among the few long-running campers in the series to never go through any Character Development whatsoever, remaining the same uncaring Jerk Jock throughout her ROTI and AS runs.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Eva. Jo takes the general premise of Eva's character (brawn and a serious attitude) and builds a much more complex and hyper-competent competitor.
  • The Tape Knew You Would Say That: In Saving Private Leechball, she goes into a rant about how weak her team is and that voting off Lightning might not have been a good idea after all cue a pre-recorded confessional video of Lightning rubbing it in on how Jo would regret his elimination.
  • Team Dad: In her rarer altruistic moments, her Drill Sergeant Nasty attitude can be interpreted as whipping her team into shape and making them more efficient.
  • Tomboy: She dislikes anything even remotely girly. Or so she says...
  • Tomboyish Name: One reason for Lightning believing that she is a guy.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Tells Brick to ignore his "no man left behind" instinct when she and the other Maggots are caught by the "spider" and finish the challenge in "Finders Creepers", figuring him making it to the end first will win the challenge. He does make it first before the Rats' Sam and Scott, but it turns out that the team with the most members at the end wins it.
  • Villain Respect: She's actually impressed when Cameron manages to eliminate her.
  • Younger Than They Look: Her boyish appearance makes her look older than most teen girls.

    Mike, The Multiple Personality Disorder

"I can be agile and graceful, but also tough and scrappy, with the keen sense of a wilderness survivor, I'm ready to win this season! I don't care what my doctor says! Um, d-did I say doctor? I meant psychiatrist! AH, no! I mean, oh, do over!"

Voiced by: Cory Doran

Teams: Mutant Maggots, Heroic Hamsters

A cheerful and friendly boy with Split Personalities that cause him to behave like a totally different person under certain situations. Mike's disorder makes it difficult for him to make friends, so he tries to keep it a secret by claiming he's just an overly dedicated actor/comedian.

  • Added Alliterative Appeal: The name "Mike" was most likely chosen because it begins with the letter "M," making his label "Mike, the Multiple Personality Disorder." He also gets called "Multiple Mike" in the show twice and certain advertisements have referred to him as "Multiple Personality Mike."
  • All Your Powers Combined: His good personalities perform a Heroic Sacrifice to defeat Mal once and for all in the All-Stars finale, and he gains access to all their abilities in the process.
  • Alternate Identity Amnesia: Whenever one of his personalities take over, he cannot remember what happened during that time.
  • Amnesiacs are Innocent: He has no memory of whatever he does, good or bad, when one of his personalities is in control.
  • Ambiguously Brown: His skin is quite dark, but Vito referring to it as his "tanned body" means he might be a deeply tanned Caucasian, like Katie. Word of God confirms he’s Italian.
  • Anime Hair: It's almost as long as his head.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Mal.
  • Barrier Warrior: He projected a shield to knock Mal out before the latter faded away from existence.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Even a nice guy like Mike has his limits, especially if Zoey is involved.
  • Be Yourself: Ultimately learns this when he reveals his MPD to Zoey, and she accepts him for who he is.
  • Big Bad Friend: The other competitors have no idea Mal is in control of his body during most of All-Stars.
  • Big "NO!": Gets one when Mal takes over.
  • Birds of a Feather: He and his girlfriend Zoey share a common background of loneliness; in his case, for his disorder. The two of them also similar tastes in movies and food.
  • Blackmail: Falls victim to it, courtesy of Scott. Scott forces Mike to help him in "Grand Chef Auto" after learning about Mike's disorder, threatening to tell Zoey if he doesn't.
  • Butt-Monkey: He becomes this for Scott in "Grand Chef Auto", where he gets the worst treatment there.
  • Character Tic: Taking a deep breath and bulging out his eyes as one of his personalities take control.
  • Character Development: When he's first introduced, Mike has zero control over his disorder, and is so ashamed by it he refuses to tell anyone the truth. By the time All-Stars starts, he and his personalities have learned to work together as a team, and isn't even hesitant to announce when he plans on switching.
  • Childish Tooth Gap: Has one, which highlights his cheerful and friendly attitude and how his multiple personalities make him quite shy and secretive around others most of the time.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Notably averted. Not only is it made clear Mike is not crazy for having multiple personalities, but that calling him such is insulting. Mike himself acts somewhat down-to-earth and just wants to be treated like everyone else.
  • Cursed With Awesome: His disorder brings many social issues plus he's not in control of his own actions most of the time, and he doesn't always remember what he did when another personality was in control (in fact, he usually only finds out because of other people telling him, or by some personal guessing and deduction). On the bright side, he gains some cool and useful abilities from his alternative personalities, like Svetlana's athleticism, Vito's toughness, Chester's rambling about his youth, and Manitoba's wilderness skills.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Mike has been to juvie thanks to Mal, showing just how serious a problem Mal has been for him.
  • Death of Personality: Happens for real in "The Final Wreck-ening", with his main personalities all willingly sacrificing themselves to reset Mike's mind, thus clearing Mal out of it, giving Mike control back, and integrating all of them (except Mal) into Mike.
  • Disability Superpower: His personalities occasionally help in the challenges. Downplayed with the fact that they still cause many social problems for Mike.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Depending on the ending, he wins All-Stars after spending most of it trapped in his own head by Mal. He's now got the million dollars and Zoey, and is free of his MPD but retains all the skills of his other personalities, including Svetlana's athleticism, Vito's toughness, and Manitoba's wilderness survival skills.
  • Enemy Within: Mal.
  • Foil: To Mal, his cheery, sensitive and friendly attitude is a stark contrast of Mal's cold-hearted, snarky and ruthless nature.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Anytime his alternate personalities take over, though he later learns to control them. Until Mal shows up and imprison him in his own mind, where he then ends up struggling for control from within.
  • Fish Eyes: He'd always get them right before one of his multiple personalities activates.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: During Revenge of the Island he is a nice guy trying to keep his four alternate personalities from ruining his chances with Zoey. In All-Stars Mal re-awakens and he is FAR worse than any of the personalities before him.
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: When Mal has control, he has noticeable bags under his eyes.
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: When Mike is in control it sticks up; however, when Mal takes over, his hair goes Peek-a-Bangs.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: His hair is usually black, but it has brownish tints.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: His relationship with Zoey.
  • He's Back: The first thing Mike does after securing his body back from Mal is uppercutting Fang, rescuing Zoey in the process.
  • Hidden Depths: Mal's existence in All-Stars.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: The Jekyll to Mal's Hyde.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: At the end of the day, Mike is a normal teenage kid, and wants to be treated that way.
  • Insecure Love Interest: The first thing he does after acquiring a crush on Zoey is wonder if she'll accept him for his mental disorder.
  • Ironic Hell: While trapped in his own mind, he's chained to a rock, the same object that he'd just tried to get control of himself again with. This rock also has a noticeable resemblance to Mal's head.
  • Keet: In "A Mine Is a Terrible Thing to Waste", he becomes overly excited when Cameron offered to help him with his condition, even giving him a tight hug and vigorously thanking him.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Implied. His shirt is repeatedly torn apart to manifest Vito, yet Mike always has an identical spare to replace it with.
  • Love at First Sight; Fell head-over-heels for Zoey literally the second he laid eyes on her. Heck, his crush on her is established even before his disorder.
  • Love Triangle: He and Zoey both seem to like each other, but Anne Maria is attracted to his alternate personality Vito, who likes her back. Sort of like a Three-Person Love Quadrilateral, but involving a Split Personality instead of a Secret Identity.
  • The Mentally Disturbed: Up until the All-Stars finale, he was this considering his disorder.
  • Nice Guy: As his normal self, Mike is a cheerful, friendly and optimistic boy who does his best to make friends and get along with others despite his mental disorder.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Mike is so terrified of Mal that he resorts to bludgeoning himself on the head in an attempt to suppress him... which only results in locking Mike away, allowing Mal to have full control.
  • Noodle People: Mike has incredibly thin limbs, but he does have a set of abs. If you look closely, Zoey's arms seem to be thicker than his. However Vito, Manitoba, and Mal indicate he is actually quite strong.
  • Offhand Backhand: Mike does this to Vito when he has his battle with his personalities for control of his mind.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: With Zoey, even though she wears red instead of pink.
  • The Power of Friendship: Mike could not have overcome Mal without the help of his other personas. It is through their friendship and sacrifice that Mike manages to regain control of himself for good.
  • The Power of Love:
    • Mike's trigger for resuming control over his body is hearing Zoey in danger.
    • It's what allowed him to defeat all his alternate personalities when they were beating him together.
    • Zoey tries to endanger herself as a Secret Test of Character to check if Mike is really Mike. Mike does indeed resurface, but only briefly, where Mal promptly takes back control.
  • Putting the Band Back Together: Mike needs to regain all of his personas after Mal seals them all away.
  • One-Man Army: He manages to defeat all of his personalities in his Battle in the Center of the Mind, thanks to Zoey's encouragement.
  • Only Sane Man: Mike's the only personality that isn't an over the top caricature.
  • Race Lift: He was pale and blonde in his prototype design. According to Mike's voice actor, this was changed because he looked very similar to Jimmy Two-Shoes. Due to their respective shows sometimes airing back to back and both being voiced by Cory Doran, the network decided Mike being Ambiguously Brown would make them easily differentiable.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Mike's regular self is the blue to his alternate personalities' red, with the possible exception of Chester, who's on both sides of the fence.
  • Sanity Strengthening: In the All-Stars finale.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: As of "No Egg-spects The Spanish Opposition". Specifically invoked by Izzy who says he "tasted toxic on the outside and sweet on the inside".
  • Sealed in a Person-Shaped Can: Since he's trapped in his own mind.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Mike is both; among his personalities, his normal personality is the Sensitive Guy with Vito & Manitoba Smith as the Manly Men.
  • Ship Tease: With Zoey, which later upgrades to Official Couple.
  • Sleepwalking: In Mike's sleep, his personalities can take control of him without a trigger. At one point Svetlana does a flip from the top bunk in their slumber.
  • Split Personality: He suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder leading to an assortment of personalities to take over at various times.
  • Split-Personality Switch Trigger: The way to bring Mike back after a switch is to either remove the trigger or to hear Zoey in peril.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: His conflict with his split personalities, friendship with Cameron, and relationship with Zoey are focused on heavily in Revenge of the Island and All-Stars.
  • Talking in Your Sleep: His personalities can do this along with Sleepwalking. Mike tries to calm them down.
  • Took a Level in Badass: During his journey inside his own mind, going from a rather gentle and lovable Nice Guy, to a guy who's still really nice, but also willingly stands up to a horrible sociopath. Comes to a head in the finale, where he not only easily dismisses Mal, but gains all of his other personalities abilities and wins the million dollars.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He is afraid of the giant mutant gophers, as shown by his reaction the Season 4 finale, and lampshaded by Cameron in "Suckers Punched".

    Mike's Alternate Personalities 

In general

  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: Mike wages one against his other personalities in "Grand Chef Auto" and wins. He later has another one with Mal in "The Final Wreck-ening".
  • Chewing the Scenery: Cory Doran makes it so that all of Mike's personalities are over-the-top in emotion.
  • Five-Man Band: When all of them (barring Mal) team-up, they form this dynamic.
    • The Leader: Mike, being The Hero who made it his goal to take down Mal and recruited the personalities along the way.
    • The Lancer: Manitoba. Aside from Mike, Manitoba is the most authoritative of the personalities and the one most likely to challenge Mike's decisions. He's also taken charge in Mike's absence for both his real life friends and the personalities.
    • The Chick: Svetlana, being the only female member and The Heart of the group who has the most compassion towards Mike.
    • The Big Guy: Vito, the Dumb Muscle who is physically the strongest of the personalities and also the one least likely to use his head.
    • The Smart Guy: Chester, being mostly the Non-Action Guy who uses his experience from his age to complain and warn others.
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind: In All-Stars Mike is forced to travel through his own subconscious after Mal traps him there.
  • Large Ham: As said before, Cory Doran acts Mike's personalities out to be very exaggerated and pretentious in their dialogue and emotion.
  • Split Personality: He has several personalities that are each triggered by a certain event or situation.
    • Normal Mike. Reverts back to this if Zoey is in danger or someone yells out his name.
    • Chester. Appears whenever Mike is frustrated about something.
    • Svetlana. Appears whenever Mike is in an acrobatically-challenging situation, whenever someone gives her an introduction, mentions the Olympics, or gives her a pep talk.
    • Manitoba Smith. Appears whenever Mike puts on a hat.
    • Vito. Appears whenever Mike's chest is bare.
    • Mal, Mike's hidden sixth personality. Triggered after Scott got frightened by bees and accidentally hits Mike in the back of the head with his shovel in "Evil Dread". He renders all of Mike's other personalities useless.
  • Split-Personality Makeover: Whenever he changes into one of his personalities, his appearance also changes.
  • Split-Personality Merge: At the end of All-Stars, all of Mike's personalities sans Mal, sacrifice themselves to break free of Mal's control, returning to Mike to give him all of their skills.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: After Mike hits himself on the head with a boulder in an attempt to re-awaken his other personalities.
  • Super-Powered Alter Ego: All of the personalities grant Mike a special ability, especially Mal.

Chester, the Grumpy Old Man

Mike's personification of his inner frustration, who appears whenever Mike is frustrated with a situation. Chester is your stereotypical crabby old coot who complains about nearly everything, especially kids these days. Mike hunches over and scrunches his face when he's Chester.

  • Catchphrase: "Dang nabbit!"
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: In "You Regatta be Kidding Me" he's seen selling skateboards - a fitting punishment, given his hatred of young people and new things.
  • Grumpy Bear: Being an extremely old man and all, he's easily annoyed especially when it comes to complaining about the youth of today.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Willingly surrenders his existence so that Mike can defeat Mal.
  • The Load: Out of all the personalities, Chester is the least useful in the face of a challenge or emergency. On the journey to Mal's tower, Mike has to carry Chester on his back.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: He always has a hunched back, giving him a shorter posture than the other personalities.
  • Motor Mouth: Justified, given his frail exterior that's all he'd got left.
  • Older Alter Ego: Despite being in Mike's teenage body, Chester is an old man likely in his 80s.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Being a personification of Mike's inner-frustration, Chester's default expression is a grumpy scowl.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's both.
    • The red to Mike's blue.
    • The blue to the other personalities' red.
  • The Smart Guy: His common sense is his main (and only) draw. As a result, he comes off mostly as a complainer.
  • Split-Personality Switch Trigger: Mike getting frustrated. In the series, most of these moments were caused by worriment or physical pain.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Has shades of this with Vito.

Svetlana, the Passionate Sports Girl from Russia

Mike's personification of his athletic prowess, who appears whenever Mike finds himself in a situation where he must be agile. Notable for being Mike's only female personality, Svetlana is an Olympic gymnast from Russia whose grace and agility is unmatched. Mike gains eyelashes, lipstick, and a Russian accent when in this personality.

  • Action Girl: She's the most athletic of Mike's personalities, and the only one that's a girl.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: In "The Obsta-Kill Course" she's seen carving butter to make fish, she even says she has to or else she'd "cease to exist".
  • Crossdressing Voices: Mike's VA admits that it's not everyday that he gets to do the voice of a female Russian Olympic Gymnast.
  • Funny Foreigner: Supposed to be Russian.
  • Genki Girl: Her default emotion is being excessively cheerful.
  • Girly Bruiser: She's a Girly Girl, but based on Alejandro's reaction to Mal using her abilities, she could easily mess you up if she really wanted to.
  • Girly Girl: She has makeup, a high pitched voice, and is obsessed with the female dominated sport gymnastics. There's pretty much no Viewer Gender Confusion surrounding her due to how feminine she acts.
  • The Heart: Easily the kindest member of the group, to the extent that when the personalities begin arguing over who deserved to be main host, she votes for Mike instead of herself.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Willingly surrenders her existence so that Mike can defeat Mal.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Physically, she looks like Mike with longer eyelashes and lipstick on.
  • Multi-Gendered Split Personalities: She's the only female personality of the male Mike.
  • Nice Girl: Besides Mike, she seems to be the friendliest out of all the other personalities.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Her supposedly Russian accent is vaguely European at best.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: Allegedly an Olympian gymnast.
  • Plucky Girl: She usually remains cheerful and optimistic, even in grave times.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to both Mike and Chester's blue.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female personality.
  • Split-Personality Switch Trigger: Acrobatic situations. It helps if someone makes an announcement of some sort.
  • Stock Foreign Name: Svetlana is a common, and rather stereotypical, Russian girls' name.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Her eye Irises are unique compared to the other personalities.
  • Third-Person Person: Whenever she announces something she's going to do, she refers to herself in the third person.
    "Hoorah! Svetlana helps you now!"
  • Verbal Tic: She apparently says "Da" enough that it's what Mike used to impersonate her.

Vito, the Jerkass from Joisey

Mike's personification of his Jerkass tendencies, who appears whenever Mike's shirt is removed form his body. Vito is a stereotypical New Jerseyan Italian-American, complete with the cocky tough-guy attitude. When Mike has this personality active, his hair slicks back, and he gains a Joisey accent and a small necklace.

  • Bare Your Midriff: Mike losing his shirt invokes Vito.
  • Beauty Is Bad: He's supposed to be drop-dead gorgeous, and causes the most trouble for Mike (as long as Mal's not in the picture, of course.)
  • The Big Guy: Vito is the physically strongest personality (possibly rivaled by Mal), and has a tendency to use his muscles before his head.
  • Brainless Beauty: He's considered to be very attractive. He's also extermely stupid and gullible.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: Vito is chained to a boulder by Mal and forced to put on a puppet show routine with a Mal dummy.
  • Dreary Half-Lidded Eyes: Has these to establish how much more of a promiscuous Jerkass he is than Mike.
  • Dumb Muscle: He can sock a shark like it's no problem, yet doesn't know what a clue is, or understand the concept of nighttime.
    Vito: Where's the freakin' sun? How's a guy supposed to get a freakin' tan out here?
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: His hairstyle gels back when in control.
  • Hates Being Touched: If you wanna touch the Vito, you gotta make an appointment!
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: He was never exactly evil, but he is quite a bit more of a Jerkass than Mike and has the eyes to match.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Willingly surrenders his existence so that Mike can defeat Mal.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In spite of all the trouble he causes for Mike, he's never shown doing any of it with ill intent. He's mostly just a guy who wants to have some fun.
  • Joisey: This might be why him and Anne Maria click so well.
  • Leitmotif: A rendition of Bad to the Bone which is also used for Duncan.
  • Make-Out Kids: With Anne Maria in "Finders Creepers". Cameron eventually has to yell at them to stop.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: While Anne Maria is based off Snooki, Vito takes after The Situation.
  • Real Men Eat Meat: The most masculine of the personalities and, according to Mike, is a total carnivore.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to both Mike and Chester's blue.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks he's quite a pretty boy, but truth be told the only girl who's interested in him is Anne Maria.
  • Split-Personality Switch Trigger: Mike's shirt coming off. Putting it back on is a way to subdue him.
  • Verbal Tic: "Eh Yo!" at the start of each sentence.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Has shades of this with Chester
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Having Mike's shirt torn off will easily conjure up Vito.

Manitoba Smith, the Treasure Hunter from Australia

Mike's personification of his sense of adventure, who appears whenever Mike puts a hat on his head. He's a fearless thrill-seeking archaeologist and explorer, as well as a major flirt around women. Asides from the hat, Mike also gains an Australian accent when he's Manitoba Smith.

  • Adventurer Archaeologist: Called a Treasure Hunter, but otherwise pretty much fits the trope perfectly.
  • Ambidextrous Sprite: The flap on his slouch hat.
  • All There in the Manual: According to Mike's bio, Manitoba is married, although it doesn't mention who he's married to.
  • Awesome Aussie: He's Mike's Australian personality, and he's the best when it comes to hunting and digging out things, at least until Jasmine showed up.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: He's evidently the most intelligent of all the personalities, with the possible exception of Mal. He is shown carefully taking note of the surroundings and planning out the best course of action.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He's been known to flirt with women, particularly Zoey.
  • Characterization Marches On:
    • He makes two misogynistic remarks in his debut, which he never does afterward.
    • He also shows no interest in the women. Compare this to his later appearances, where he's constantly hitting on them.
  • Character Tic: He has a habit of squinting when he talks.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: He's forced by Mal to wrangle Mike's old, happy dreams and set them on fire.
  • Expy:
  • Fast Tunnelling: As part of his treasure hunting schtick, Manitoba is an extremely efficient digger.
  • Genius Bruiser: A wilderness hardened Awesome Aussie who is a survival expert.
  • The Hat Makes the Man: A fairly literal example, as he's easily invoked so long as he has access to a slouch hat.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Willingly surrenders his existence so that Mike can defeat Mal.
  • The Lancer: He is the most resourceful of all the personalities, and acts as Mike's Number Two. Everyone looks to him for leadership in Mike's absence, with him taking charge of the team on several occasions. He is also the only personality who is willing to challenge Mike's leadership in All-Stars (although he later complies), as well as the only one to see through Mal's illusion.
  • Leitmotif: Tribal music featuring the sound of a didgeridoo playing, which is also used for Jasmine.
  • Non-Indicative Name: The world's most stereotypical Australian shares his name with a Canadian province. Lampshaded by Zoey.
    They talk like that in Manitoba?
  • Number Two: If the personalities had to have one, he'd be Mike's number two, being the most authoritative while also the most controllable.
  • Nice Hat: A special case, considering he is only able to appear in the presence of a hat, any hat he wears would qualify.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to both Mike and Chester's blue Oni.
  • Split-Personality Switch Trigger: Mike putting on a hat. Taking it off is a way to subdue him.
  • Treasure Hunter: His primary characterization is his superb treasure hunting skill.

Mal, AKA The Malevolent One

The polar opposite of Mike, taken to the extreme. Unlike the kindhearted Mike, Mal is a heartless sociopath who revels in chaos and destruction. Mike sealed this personality away years ago, but when in this form, he gains a sinister echoing voice, and his hair flips over to cover one of his eyes.

  • All Your Powers Combined: In "The Obsta-Kill Kourse", it's revealed he can access the abilities of Mike's other personalities.
  • Arch-Enemy: Of Mike, being an Enemy Within who stands for everything that Mike opposes. He was responsible for Mike being incarcerated in juvvie many years ago, and upon his final release he seals Mike inside his own mind along with hurting all of Mike's close friends like Zoey and Cameron.
  • Ax-Crazy: He just loves inflicting pain on others. Is delighted when he trips up Cameron to leave him to die to the Harvest Moon-infected animals, ruthlessly beats down on Izzy during the boxing challenge even though he was only suppose to defeat her and throws her out of the ring, and he's more than enthusiastic while beating on Alejandro using Svetlana's athletic skills which also causing Svetlana to wither and fade out in pain. Not to mention the many, many times he tries to sneak up on the other contestants, usually with a blunt object or other to hit them over the head (fortunately, he's always interrupted).
  • Bad Liar: Although good at acting, he is noticeably terrible at coming up with lies on the spot. Granted it still takes a good while for the people he's lying to, to tell that something's amiss due to his acting skills.
  • Bad Samaritan: In "You Regatta Be Kidding Me", he saves Zoey from getting eaten by piranhas. But he makes it very clear in the confessional, he only did so as to not appear suspicious, and not out of the kindness of his own heart.
  • Big Bad: Of All-Stars. In a season full of returning villains, Mal is the bigggest and baddest of them all, being the primary source of the season's problems.
  • Big Bad Friend: When he finally decides to opt for the more subtle manipulation game, he gets on the good side of several characters, all the while plotting their downfall, most notably Mike's friends Zoey and Cameron.
  • Bilingual Bonus: His name means "Evil" or "Bad" in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and French.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He's able to imitate Mike's Nice Guy persona; however, his true self slips through on occasion. Being able to imitate Mike is undoubtedly the best tool in his arsenal, as it causes the other contestants to underestimate him.
  • Blinding Bangs: Downplayed, as it’s only one of his eyes that's covered.
  • Blood Knight: He claims in "Saving Private Leechball" that he loves when things get scary.
  • Camera Abuse: While in a bad mood, he punches the confessional camera and shatters it.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: His title is "The Malevolent One". While he pretends to be Mike for a while, before his secret got out, he makes it fully clear to the audience that he's an evil bastard with no low he won't stoop to in order to get what he wants.
  • Catchphrase: "Perfect."
  • Chaos Is Evil: The first villain who is completely chaotic and impulsive in his actions, without much thought put into consequences.
  • Characterization Marches On: The first half of All Stars portrays him as merely a petty Jerkass, breaking the contestants' belongings For the Evulz. Around the merge, however, he's shown to be The Chessmaster using manipulation, deceit and sabotage; it is also shown that he does care about the money despite many of his earlier actions implying otherwise.
  • Character Tics: Whistling Edvard Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King". Apparently did so in the past too, as Duncan is the first to recognize him, from both of them being in juvie.
  • The Chessmaster: After Mal is set free, he takes over the game and everyone (especially Cameron and to an extent, Zoey) get played like a fiddle.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Has a nasty habit of backstabbing anyone he allies himself with. He made several attempts to eliminate and/or kill Cameron while manipulating him. He makes an alliance with Alejandro at the end of "You Regatta Be Kidding Me", only to try to frame him for rigging the votes at the beginning of the very next episode. In the "Bold and the Booty-ful" he cuts a deal with Scott to help him in the challenge in exchange of bringing him to the finale with him. Mal immediately backstab Scott and leaves him to be pummeled by Fang.
  • Chronic Villainy: Even when he tries to pretend to be Mike and remain undetected, he just can't help but let his sadistic side show. He cannot resist attempting to attack someone from behind if they are vulnerable, and he can't help but laugh at the Crhis' malnourished interns.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: He subjects Svetlana to agonizing pain while forcing her to beat up Alejandro.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: The biggest contrast from any Big Bad before him. At the time of his introduction, Mal was the darkest villain to ever appear on Total Drama, being a sociopathic Split Personality, who does evil deeds for the fun of it. He's also the first villain to be truly evil, and not a Punch-Clock Villain like his predecessors who were being villainous as part of the reality show strategy.
  • The Corrupter: Once he gets released, Mike immediately becomes more sadistic: joining the villains in laughing at Sam's expense, being unable to help himself from ruining Duncan and Gwen's moment, and calling the mutant chicken "Sucker".
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: He sports these when he assumes control of Mike's body. They are also the main visual difference between him and Mike, when he starts slicking his hair up like Mike's in order to pretend to be him.
  • Dark Is Evil: A dark motif is constantly associated with him, from his habit of sneaking around in shadows, to his black silhouette that keeps popping up.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's shown to have shades of this as seen in "Moon Madness".
  • Death Glare: Does these very frequently.
  • Demonic Dummy: The puppet version of himself he materializes for Vito in "Sundae Muddy Sundae".
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Subverted, as it is mainly towards Zoey. With Duncan and Alejandro both realizing the truth and giving her repeated warnings.
  • The Dreaded: As close as you can get to it in this show.
    • All the other personalities fear him, especially Svetlana.
    • He has also succeeded in terrifying Zoey, Cameron, and even a tough guy as Duncan. He even manages to make Chris flee in terror.
    • This also seems to extend to the animals. When on Boney Island instead of fleeing in terror from the mutant animals like most of the other contestants, the animals flee in terror from him, even stampeding over Chef. And when a snapping turtle bites him, he just shoots it a Death Glare and causes it to flee like a wimpering dog.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Makes an appearance for a split second in "Grand Chef Auto" in Revenge of the Island after Mike defeats his other personalities.
    • Although according to Word of God this is actually a visual glitch.
  • Enemy Within: To Mike, being an evil Split Personality who manages to steal control from Mike.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His reveal in "Evil Dread" with the portrait of Mike burning up and changing to Mal, as well as his Pre-Mortem One-Liner listed below.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He's unable to understand Zoey's dedication to Mike, and asks her what it is she sees in him.
  • Evil Genius: It may not seem like this at first, but he's somehow able to outsmart and outwit everyone. Even Alejandro, who's a genius in his own right, couldn't come close to defeating him.
  • Evil Gloating: He engages in some to Mike during "Suckers Punched".
  • Evil Is Burning Hot: Done quite a bit with him, as he's frequently accompanied by a sinister, fire-themed silhouette. He also mentions that if he wins the prize money, he would buy an evil lair overlooking a volcano.
  • Evil Is Petty: He spends the first few episodes after his debut breaking the belongings of his team mates. Although, as petty as breaking a phone may seem it did cause Sierra to suffer Sanity Slippage from Cody withdrawal.
  • Evil Laugh: The scariest one to appear in Total Drama so far.
  • Evil Plan: He wants everyone to lose, whether it be by elimination or attempted murder.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: When not pretending to be Mike, he has a low, demonic-sounding voice.
  • Evil vs. Evil: Has one with former Big Bad Alejandro in "The Obsta-Kill Kourse".
  • Evil Prince: He even has an evil spire!
    Manitoba Smith: Behold, the tower of Mal!
  • Evil Tower of Ominousness: He made one inside Mike's mind. He also mentions that when he wins the money he would buy himself a tower, preferably overlooking a volcano. Seriously, what is with this guy's obsession with towers? Symbolically, the one inside Mike's mind looks like a guard tower you might find in a prison (or perhaps in juvenile hall?).
  • Eviler Than Thou: Specifically lampshaded by former Big Bad Alejandro, when he realizes Mal is even more evil than he is:
    Alejandro: But I am not the true villain, a greater evil is lurking.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Of a Good Hair, Evil Hair variety. His hairstyle normally changes to emo-style Peek-a-Bangs when in control.
  • Expy:
    • Mal has a huge number of similarities with Yami Marik from Yu-Gi-Oh!, as both are evil split personalities who reside within a person and eventually take over their host, as well as undergoing a change in hairstyle and voice when assuming control.
    • Mal is also inspired by Mal Cobb from Inception, in terms of name and personality.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: Done quite a lot with him, so that only his eyes (or often only one eye) and a creepy grinning mouth stand out.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: While he poses as Mike, who is known to be a quirky and sweet-natured person. However once he drops the act, his features immediately distort to something more sinister.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He sure does a good job pretending to be Mike. He is also frequently seen whistling while he's doing something horrible or just plain petty like attempting murder or breaking phones and video games.
  • Final Boss: After a whole season of villains finally being disposed of, he is the only one that's left in the All-Stars finale.
  • Foil:
    • To Mike. While Mike is a Nice Guy who wants makes many friends and goes out of his way to help people, Mal is a cruel and cold-hearted sadist who delights in spreading terror and inflicting pain upon others. In addition, Mike is cheery, polite, and friendly, while Mal is snarky, manipulative, and rude (although he's able to feign kindness while pretending to be Mike). More subtly, Mike is a Bad Liar who comes up with lame excuses to justify his odd behavior, while Mal is a Master Actor able to near-perfectly mimic Mike and mostly remains undetected even to those closest to him like Zoey and Cameron.
    • To Alejandro. Both end up being the most vile of the villains to date, usurping their predecessors in how cruel and sadistic they are. Both also like to play the Big Bad Friend, pretending to be an ally while secretly plotting the downfall of others, and both are very skilled Manipulative Bastards. However their antagonistic approaches are very different. Alejandro charms his fellow contestants and often helps them out in order to win their support or to lull them into a false sense of security. Whereas Mal is often impulsively evil and will commit many acts solely For the Evulz (especially early in the season where he hadn't gained full control of Mike's body). Alejandro pulls many others into alliances to safeguard himself, while Mal mostly stuck to an alliance with Zoey and Cameron (and a one-off with Alejandro that didn't amount to anything). While Alejandro has the highest elimination count for any villain in the series, Mal has one of the lowest (being only directly responsible for Alejandro and Courtney) and most of his evil actions towards others involve directly physically harming or ruining their life in some way. Finally, Alejandro is The Chessmaster who comes up with elaborate plans to achieve his goals, while Mal tends to act on impulse with little regard for the consequences.
    • To Scott. Both are villains who resort to sabotaging their own teammates, but their reasonings are completely different. Scott's choice of strategy was to make his team lose so that he could keep voting off his competition, while Mal had a complete lack of strategy when screwing over his own team and pretty much was doing it For the Evulz. Both also choose to primarily manipulate Zoey, though while Scott simply took advantage of Zoey's naivety, Mal exploited her trust in Mike due his Hyde Plays Jekyll act. On a similar note, both villains are among the few who do not rely on alliances, though Scott didn't choose to form any alliances by preference, while Mal did attempt to form a few alliances but was simply too evil to make them work for long and betrays most of them before he get any benefit from said alliance.
  • For the Evulz:
    • The reason why he destroys Sam's game guy, crushes Sierra's cell phone, rigged the salad obstacle, breaks Cameron's glasses, and Duncan's knife, and gives Izzy a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown. His murder attempts also aren't justifiable.
    • His assignments for Chester, Svetlana, and Vito seem to offer him no benefits, implying they're just there to make them suffer.
  • From Bad to Worse: Mike's attempt to reclaim control by hitting himself in the head with a boulder, reasoning that's how Mal got released in the first place, only succeeds in giving Mal total control of him while he himself is chained to a Mal-shaped boulder inside his own mind.
  • Gambit Roulette: Arguably a lot of his successes are due to luck of the moment opportunities, or because everyone else got hit by the Idiot Ball this season. A particularly notable example is him being able to conveniently find the chart Courtney made to frame her, with no explanation as to how he was able to acquire it.
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: His eyes are almost always half-lidded, while Mike's are usually wide open.
  • Hated by All: In-Universe he might just be the most universally despised character. Absolutely no one has felt a shred of sympathy for him upon finding out his true nature. Even Alejandro and Heather have managed to score an occasional friend along the way.
  • Hate Sink: Mal is made as despicable as possible by Total Drama standards. Nearly all villains have some redeeming factor and a shred of humanity that can be uncovered, but not Mal. He's a sociopath who has made several murder attempts on other contestants. He goes out of his way to ruin the lives of others and break their spirits for no reason other than For the Evulz. He's so heinous that even other villains are appalled by or terrified of him, including Chris, and ultimately no character has even the slightest sympathy towards him.
  • Hellish Pupils: His eyes become small and black when in control.
  • Hidden Evil: No one knows of his existence except all of his other personalities, Duncan, and Mike himself. Presumably, Chris knows as well, but he doesn't say anything for the sake of more drama and ratings. He steps out of this in the finale of All-Stars, once Zoey lets him know she's onto him.
  • Hyde Plays Jekyll: In "Moon Madness", he pretends to be Mike while causing chaos (while under the influence of the Blue Harvest Moon). Later, in "No One Eggspects The Spanish Opposition", he gets to trap Mike inside his own mind and continue pretending to be him.
  • Irony: In a season where the members of the Heroes and Villains teams flip-flop like pancakes, Mal is the most evil of the villains, and yet he (by pretending to be Mike) remains on the Heroes team for the entire season.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: The Hyde to Mike's Jekyll.
  • Jerkass: From breaking people's phones to dumping his own allies in a pool of toxic waste. There is no line he isn't willing to cross just to be a sadistic asshole.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He saves Zoey from being eaten by piranhas in "You've Regatta Be Kidding Me", but makes it clear he did so only to keep his cover from being blown.
  • Just Between You and Me: Mal reveals his identity to Cameron, but only after the latter had been horribly maimed and was about to be sent home.
  • Karmic Death: He is the only antagonist whose karma was permanent.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • Mal didn't really have a reason to break the possessions of his teammates other than to be a dick.
    • A fairly literal example: When he sees a severely battered Alejandro, whose latest injury is having several leeches latched onto him, he pretends to offer help, before kicking him hard in the stomach and saying, "See you in the toilet, Al."
  • Killed Off for Real: Ceases to exist at the end of All-Stars, due to Mike pressing a literal Reset Button in his head, leaving Mike as the only one in his head.
  • King in the Mountain: Literally, when he whistles "In The Hall Of The Mountain King".
  • Knight of Cerebus: Mal is easily the darkest villain to-date, not only completely devoid of any redeeming qualities, but has several accounts of attempted murder.
  • Kubrick Stare: Does several of these. His first one being when he's let out off the portrait he was sealed in.
  • Lack of Empathy: He tries to hide this when pretending to be Mike, but he just cannot stop himself from laughing when he sees the severely malnourished interns.
  • Laughing Mad: He's very fond of giving Evil Laughs, which are noticeably more psychotic than all previous antagonists.
  • Leitmotif: "In the Hall of the Mountain King," which he also likes to whistle.
  • Lean and Mean: Shares Mike's Noodle People design, which is probably one of the reasons why everyone keeps underestimating him and are taken by surprise when he reveals his Super Strength.
  • Lightning Reveal: He has a tendency to mysteriously appear with lightning strikes.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: Spends most of the season trying to kill contestants in this fashion.
  • The Man in the Mirror Talks Back: In "Suckers Punched", he temporarily materializes a mirror in Mike's mind for this purpose.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Begins to show signs of this in the second half of All-Stars, especially towards Zoey and Cameron, where he pretends to be Mike to secure their loyalty, whilst also planting seeds of doubt towards other contestants.
  • Master Actor: Mal is exceptional at impersonating Mike, to the point where he can remain undetected to those closest to Mike like Zoey and Cameron. The irony is Mike pretended to be an actor to explain away his Split Personalities while Mal is the real deal.
  • Meaningful Name: Mal, while being short for "The Malevolent One", is also French/Spanish/Portuguese for "bad", “evil” or "wrong".
  • The Mentally Disturbed: If Mike's MPD wasn't enough, the inclusion of a sociopathic Split Personality takes this Up to Eleven.
  • Mind Rape: Torments Mike inside his mind a few times, especially in "The Bold and the Booty-ful" where he deceives Mike into thinking he is the original personality.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless:
    • Despite having Mike's relatively scrawny build, Mal manages to lift a boulder over his head, intending to kill Cameron in "Zeek and Ye Shall Find".
    • He also overpowers Alejandro, bringing him to his knees in "The Obsta-Kill Kourse".
  • Mysterious Past: Duncan has provided some insight, but there's still a lot we don't know. For starters, what exactly was it that Mal did to end up in juvie?
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Does "The Malevolent One" sound like a hero's name to you? Also, "Mal" is French for "bad" and "evil".
  • Near-Villain Victory: The only Big Bad aside from Alejandro to make it to the final two in the season they were the villain.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!:
    • The objects he gave to punish Chester and Vito were used to break their chains.
    • Mal gives Mike a wallet to make him think he is the original personality. When Mike realized it was a trick, he forms it into a key to free Manitoba.
    • Mal attempts to further deceive Zoey into believing his act by mentioning memories only Mike would have. Unfortunately, he recalls one memory incorrectly, confirming Zoey's suspicions that Mike is not in control.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: In "Saving Private Leechball", he stated in the confessional that he loves it "when things get scary."
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Delivers one to Izzy of all people when he has to fight her in a boxing match. It's the only time her injuries aren't Played for Laughs.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: In "The Obsta-Kill Kourse". Alejandro exposes Mal and tries to blackmail him with the existence of a disk full of incriminating footage. Mal wastes no time in trying to defend himself or going along with Alejandro's threats, quickly grabbing Alejandro's wrist and crushing it, forcing him to kneel on the ground. The usually composed, confident Alejandro is reduced to promising compliance for the time being.
  • Noodle Incident: Whatever he did to land himself in juvenile hall was so bad that it made Duncan afraid of him.
  • Number of the Beast: The sixth and final personality to emerge.
  • Obviously Evil: This guy practically drips evil. He has a deep demonic voice, Creepy Shadowed Undereyes, hair changing to Peek-a-Bangs, and an unsettling Evil Laugh. There's also the fact his title is "The Malevolent One" and he's always accompanied by a Scare Chord whenever he appears. Also, his name means “bad” or “evil” in numerous languages.
  • Out-of-Character Alert: Mal is very good at impersonating Mike, but sometimes his true, sadistic personality leaks through.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Part of his hair covers his left eye.
  • Power Echoes: When not pretending to be Mike, his voice sometimes has a reverb effect.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Coupled with Mal actually having superhuman strength, see Superpowered Evil Side. Whenever he takes control, his hair magically seems to flop down. And in order to keep posing as Mike he needs to put the hair back up with his hand.
  • Practically Joker: An Ax-Crazy sociopath who is unpredictably chaotic and enjoys terrorizing others For the Evulz as well as being Laughing Mad. It's also put up to debate whether he or Mike is the original personality. Mal is the closest thing Total Drama has to the Joker.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: In "You Regatta Be Kidding Me", he makes it clear the only reason he saves Zoey from being eaten alive by piranhas is so his cover won't be blown.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    • His opening line, when he first emerges:
    Mal: One by one they will all fall.
    • He also gives one to Alejandro:
    Mal: See you in the toilet Al.
  • Red Baron: He is known among the other personalities as "The Malevolent One".
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to all the other personalities' blue.
  • Red Right Hand: Mike gains rings around his eyes whenever Mal takes over.
  • Sadist: The suffering of others delights him. As he is unable to stop himself from laughing gleefully upon seeing Chris's starving, emancipated interns. He also stops to make fake boating sounds so he can listen to Zoey's screams for help when she's about to be EATEN ALIVE!
  • Satanic Archetype: Not only is Mal the closest thing Total Drama has to The Joker as mentioned above, he's also this answer to the devil. Mal is an evil entity usually surrounded by flames, desires control, and was once sealed away due to his malevolence. He also corrupts Mike and manipulates the other contestants by disguising himself as the innocent looking Mike and makes deals that will screw them over. Alejandro even draws Mal as such.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He was sealed inside Mike's mind until a blow to the head by Scott's shovel freed him.
  • Slasher Smile: He's fond of giving them.
  • Sliding Scale of Antagonist Vileness: Mal is hands down the worst villain in terms of morality, having attempted outright murder on other contestants, as opposed to most of the other Punch-Clock Villain.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Contrary to what his usual, impulsive, chaotic, strategic-less behavior suggests, he can prove to be very intelligent should he chooses to do so, being a Manipulative Bastard in his own right.
  • The Sociopath: He seems to get a high from the prospect of being able to maim others. So far he has been shown to target everyone with no remorse. His first major appearance in "Moon Madness" alone has him attempting to kill Cameron by throwing him in the middle of bloodthirsty animals and attempting to hit Zoey off a pretty steep cliff, and in "You Regatta Be Kidding Me" he would have been completely fine with letting Zoey get eaten alive by piranhas if it wouldn't have ruined his cover.
  • Something Only They Would Say: Duncan doesn't recognize Mal until he heard him whistle "In the Hall of the Mountain King".
  • Spanner in the Works: He messes with the Salad Spinner's controls in "Food Fright", just in time for poor Courtney to get thrown in.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: By "No One Eggspects The Spanish Opposition" until the All-Stars finale. Though the way it's done with Mal makes it seem more like Demonic Possession.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: The central focus of All-Stars, to the point where he dumbs down several previously prominent characters, like former antagonists Alejandro and Scott, in order to stay in the game.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Usually accompanied by a lightning strike.
  • Stepford Smiler: While pretending to be Mike, he hides his true feelings with a fake smile.
  • Super-Powered Alter Ego: All of the personalities have their special ability, but Mal in particular is where it verges beyond realism.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Mal gains Super Strength when he is in control.
  • Super Strength: He uses it to break Sam's Game Guy, in half, and crush Sierra's cell phone, with one hand. Plus, in the boxing challenge, he manages to deliver a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on Izzy, a girl who can beat up a Scary Black Man regularly, and in "Zeek and Ye Shall Find", he lifts a good sized rock, attempting to kill Cameron with it. Later, in "The Obsta-Kill Kourse", he dominates Alejandro, a more muscular guy, with scary ease.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Like Courtney and Duncan (after the switch), he's this to the Heroic Hamsters.
  • Too Powerful to Live: With the level of evil that Mal held, there was no way he could have remained on the show without risking the safety of all the other characters. Really the one way to remove the threat he posed was to remove him from existence.
  • Unknown Rival: Duncan is the first to know of Mal's existence and he attempts to warn others of him, but only Zoey takes his warning seriously before he is eliminated. Mal on the other hand, doesn't even know Duncan is onto him, spending more time getting Zoey to trust him and messing with the other contestants.
  • Villain Team-Up: With Alejandro, though Mal is simply too evil for it to work for long and it turned into an one-upsmanship of who could incriminate whom first. Mal ends up on top and eliminates Alejandro from the show.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: As a result of Mike being a Nice Guy, no one ever suspects him of being the one who caused of all the chaos until it is too late. Duncan and Alejandro are among the first to know of Mal, but due to their antagonistic past or in Duncan's case, his exes hating his guts, they all fall on deaf ears.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Doesn't take fading from existence well and starts begging Mike to give him control.
  • Walking Spoiler: Given that the personality only openly came into effect a season after all the others.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Mal tried to sneak-attack Zoey, curb-stomped Izzy, and literally dropped a house (or parts of it) on Gwen. In the finale, he almost throws Heather into the acid moat, injures Gwen, and tries to kill Zoey by drowning her.
  • Your Favorite: Despite failing to find his assigned treasure, Mal is able to avoid otherwise certain elimination in "The Bold and the Booty-ful" by presenting Chris with something else he treasures: an injured competitor.

    Zoey, The Indie Chick

"Wow, I can't believe I'm in the Total Drama confessional; it's so exciting! Everyone seems so nice. I hope they all like me, I could use a few more friends, or friends period. Oh, what if they hate me? Maybe this flower is too big. Am I trying to hard? You like me, right?"

Voiced by: Barbara Mamabolo

Teams: Mutant Maggots, Heroic Hamsters

A sweet, optimistic, and naïve girl with a Friendless Background, due to her hipster interests. She joined Total Drama in hopes of making some new friends and does her best to get along with everybody or gain their approval - although this habit tends to get the better of her.

  • The Ace: Zoey comes to learn she has exceptional athletic ability after her Commando Zoey phase, being able to perform difficult acrobatic maneuvers, having Improbable Aiming Skills, and being stronger than her size would suggest.
  • Action Girl: After Mike is eliminated.
  • Action Survivor: She becomes almost a replica of one in "Eat, Puke, and Be Wary". While the crazy survivalist personality eventually fades, the skills that she suddenly obtained do not.
  • All-Loving Heroine: It's very difficult to make her angry, and she even feels compassion to her enemies. Though on the off chance you do make her angry, be very afraid.
  • Apologizes a Lot: Unless she really means it, then she'll make it a point to say she's "Not sorry!"
  • Ascended Fangirl: In the first episode of Revenge of the Island, she states that she is stoked to be on Total Drama, having watched the show since its inception. Later, she was initially excited to meet Heather and was both shocked and dismayed when Heather called her a loser.
  • Badass Adorable: In "Truth or Laser Shark", a pair of mutant beavers were about to eat her and she kicked them both in the groin. She apologizes to them while saying she did warn them to stop.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her normal outfit consists of a red strapless crop top. During her commando phase, Zoey rips the bottom half of her top to make a bandana.
  • The Beastmaster: She commandeers a trio of flying mountain goats to attack Scott in "Up, Up And Away In My Pitiful Balloon".
  • Betty and Veronica: Betty to Anne Maria's Veronica. Mike, the Archie, prefers Zoey over Anne Maria when his normal personality has control. She wins in the end.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: It takes a lot to get Zoey angry, but when she does get angry, she can be quite scary.
    Chef Hatchet: I may have pushed her too far.
  • Birds of a Feather: She and her boyfriend Mike share a background of loneliness; in her case, it's because of her differing interests she has from her town. They also have similar tastes in food and movies.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: In All-Stars, she's the Gentle Girl to Duncan's (supposedly) Brooding Boy.
  • Broken Bird: Her Commando persona is much more aggressive, selfish, immoral, and very nearly leads to a Face–Heel Turn. Fortunately she gets better by the end of the episode.
  • The Chick: On the Mutant Maggots.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Towards Mike. This is the reason why she and Anne Maria had a conflict.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Was sometimes this for Sierra in All-Stars, credited with being one of the few characters who can tolerate her presence.
  • Cool Big Sis: Acts this way towards Cameron.
  • Cool Loser: She's pretty, athletic, kind to everyone, but has no friends in her hometown.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Downplayed, she's competent but extremely insecure. She starts off as very nonthreatening, but after her Xenafication, Zoey gains incredible survival skills. These skills are retained in All-Stars and make her one of the most competent members of the Heroic Hamsters.
  • Cute and Psycho: During her Heroic Safe Mode rampage in "Eat, Puke and Be Wary". She hunts down Chef Hatchet via an elaborate array of traps and puts Scott in a full body cast because of said traps.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Downplayed. Her speaking voice is fine whenever she's calm and not in danger; however, whenever she becomes a Damsel in Distress, her cries can get real grating.
  • Damsel in Distress: Played with.
    • Played straight in Revenge of the Island, and she lampshades the number of times Mike has saved her life in "Grand Chef Auto".
      Zoey: I don't even know how many times Mike's saved my butt. Mike, if you're watching this, me and my butt thank you.
    • Mostly averted in All-Stars; however, she deliberately invokes this in "You Regatta Be Kidding Me" to test if Mike is really in control of himself.
  • The Ditz: A downplayed version in All-Stars. She's not a total ditz, but is shown to be very gullible and obtuse, as evidenced by it taking an entire season for her to realize that Mal exists, despite receiving explicit warnings from both Alejandro and Duncan.
  • Dodge the Bullet: She manages to dodge a barrage of leeches thrown by Jo, complete with Bullet Time effect.
  • Fiery Redhead: Normally, she is a level-headed person; however, she can get violent when provoked.
  • First Girl Wins: In "Grand Chef Auto", Zoey was almost ready to break off her relationship with Mike because he was helping Scott and abandoning her during the challenge (not realizing that Mike was being blackmailed by Scott); however, when Mike overcomes his multiple personalities and admits it to Zoey, she accepts him for his flaws, and their relationship starts in earnest.
  • Foreshadowing: In her audition video she says that when she gets on the show, her worst nightmare is getting voted off by a jock; fast forward to episode 12 of Revenge of the Island, and it comes to pass.
  • Freaky Is Cool: She admits that she likes oddballs, especially after Mike admitted his MPD to her.
  • Friendless Background: She mentions having difficulty making friends in her home town, due to being an outcast amongst the jocks.
  • The Generic Girl: Her character is severely lacking in the "interesting" department, being the only contestant without a prominent quirk. This is temporarily subverted in "Eat, Puke and Be Wary", where she takes a level in badass and enters Heroic Safe Mode, but she eventually reverts back to her previous persona.
  • Girlish Pigtails: The non-girly variation.
  • Girl Next Door: For Mike, in the figurative sense.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Zoey is among the most feminine characters in the series, but she also shows great athletic prowess, especially during her commando phase.
  • Glomp: Does this to Mike and Cameron in "A Mine is a Terrible Thing to Waste" when she sees that they survived the fall from the mine tracks.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her sleepwear.
  • The Heart: She is the kindest, most compassionate member of her team, even feeling concern for her enemies.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Similar to Brick's sacrifice mentioned above. She was seconds away from winning the penultimate challenge, but stopped to save Cameron, which allowed Lightning to win and ultimately got her voted off.
  • Hipster: Her label and audition video suggest hints of this, as she states that she wanted to "go to indie theaters, and wear retro clothes and horn-rimmed glasses", but otherwise none of this was carried into the show.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: One of her most prominent characterizations. This has lead her to become particularly susceptible to manipulation from antagonists like Scott and Mal, and will typically be the last to realize their true nature. This is especially the case in All-Stars where she sometimes actively dismisses problems (such as Mike's odd behavior) or warnings from others, instead of addressing them.
    Mal: How gullible is this girl?
  • Iconic Item: The necklace Mike gives her.
  • Idiot Ball: Gets hit by this when it comes to Mal. She notices Mike acting strange and witnesses him injuring Cameron, and is warned by Duncan about Mal and theorizes that he's connected to Mike. The two later both note how it was unlike Mike to so ruthlessly beat up Izzy. However, Zoey ultimately writes it off as a personality problem that Mike has under control. Mal then goes on to expose Courtney's chart to turn the other contestants against her, and laugh at a starving intern, and Zoey still doesn't realize something's up. The final kicker is her not understanding Alejandro's warning about a "great evil" despite him having literally drawn Mike as a devil earlier that day.
    Alejandro: How can she not see? Maybe they are perfect for each other.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Her reason for joining Total Drama.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: After becoming an Action Girl, this becomes one of her most useful abilities.
  • In a Single Bound: Also as part of her Commando phase, she however retains it after reverting to normal as shown in "Saving Private Leechball" where she easily bounds up some trees.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Progressively gets madder at Mike for not controlling his "acting," unaware he has a disorder he genuinely cannot control. She also calls Mike's characters crazy to his face, not knowing the reason he won't tell her the truth is because he's worried she'll think he's crazy.
  • Jerkass Ball: During her commando phase. It is best shown during "The Enchanted Franken Forest", where she constantly insults her friend Cameron and keeps referring to their accomplishments as her own. This eventually leads to her having a Jerkass Realization when she realizes she went too far and throws the challenge to save Cameron.
  • Jerkass Realization: She spends a lot of "The Enchanted Franken Forest" being rude to Cameron, despite their friendship and putting herself before the two of them. She slowly starts to realize how terrible she has become and eventually she gives up winning the challenge to save Cameron.
  • Late to the Realization: She finally learns of Mal's intervention just in time for the All-Stars finale.
  • The Leader: For the Heroic Hamsters, tending to server as the Team Mom and The Ace.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Light to Gwen's dark. Also the light to Anne Maria's dark.
  • MacGyvering: She makes an improvised slingshot out of a dinner fork in "The Enchanted Franken-Forest".
  • Madness Makeover: When she dons war paint and makes a bandanna out of the bottom half of her top in "Eat, Puke, and Be Wary".
  • Ms. Fanservice: Like Courtney, Zoey gets a fair amount of Male Gaze.
  • Nice Girl: Except for Scott in Revenge of the Island and Mal in All-Stars, she's nice to practically everyone.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between:
    • In Revenge of the Island, she is nice to Jo's mean and Anne Maria's in-between.
    • In All-Stars, before Courtney is switched to the Villainous Vultures, Zoey is the nice, Courtney the mean, and Sierra the in-between.
  • Not Herself: During "Eat, Puke and Be Wary" and "The Enchanted Franken-Forest".
  • Only Sane Woman: Among the second generation cast, Zoey seems to be the most normal, at least prior to "Eat, Puke and Be Wary", though she gets better.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Played for laughs, when she sees the million dollar case in "Up, Up And Away In My Pitiful Balloon"...
    Zoey: (entranced) Money! Removing all common sense and fear of danger.
    Scott: Too bad you'll never win it. (Zoey pushes him down) Owww!!
    Zoey: (angrily, to Scott) Just watch me! (in her normal tone) If that's okay with you.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: She gets to be the one who ends up paying back Scott for everything he did, and it is very painful.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: With Mike, though she wears red instead of pink.
  • The Pollyanna: Downplayed. She is the most optimistic and idealistic person among the second generation cast; however, Zoey does have a breaking point.
  • The Power of Friendship: In "The Enchanted Franken-Forest", she realizes that her friendship with Cameron is far more important and valuable than the prize money, causing her to drop the "commando girl" persona she adopted in the previous episode.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: "Hey, birdbrain! This is for Mike! Goats, FIRE!", which eventually leads to ...
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: "Sorry pal, better luck next life."
  • Rage Breaking Point: She snaps in "Eat, Puke and Be Wary" when the necklace Mike gave her breaks.
  • Redhead In Green: Her swimwear.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni:
    • The blue to Anne Maria's red.
    • Also the red to Gwen's blue in All-Stars, especially through their physical color contrast red and green.
  • Sanity Slippage: In "Eat, Puke and Be Wary." She's pushed so far that she snaps into a crazy survivalist, though she gets better just in time to rescue Cameron and be eliminated.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Subverted. In "Up, Up And Away In My Pitiful Balloon", she was ready to walk out on the challenge; however, Chris reminds her what was at stake, leading to the above mentioned OOC Moment.
  • Ship Tease: Quite blatantly with Mike, eventually leading to a Relationship Upgrade.
  • Signature Headgear: Wears a flower in her hair at all times. Quite remarkable it's still there considering how often her hair gets wet.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Zoey is among the most feminine characters in the series; however, her commando phase unveiled her "steel" side.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: She acts this way towards Mike, and is overjoyed when they eventually get together.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Of the final four in Revenge of the Island.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: While Cameron and Mike are given more attention when individually considering Revenge of the Island and All-Stars, she's the most focused-on second generation cast member over both seasons, appearing in every episode of the two aforementioned seasons and competing in every episode except for one.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: To top off her Xenafication, Zoey is suddenly made highly skilled at archery. To contrast, when given the choice for weapons, evil Mal chooses a bazooka, meanwhile Zoey chooses the bow and arrow.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She's comparable to Beth in terms of their Friendless Background. However later she becomes more like Bridgette as both are Team Moms.
  • Team Mom: Acts as one towards Cameron, Dakota, Sam, and Sierra.
  • Temporarily a Villain: Her Commando phase could qualify as such.
  • Tempting Fate: In her audition video, she says her biggest fear is getting voted off by a jock.
  • Tsundere: Type B. She is normally a sweet, sensible girl; however, she can get violent when provoked.
  • Took a Level in Badass: At the start of Revenge of the Island she was generally a Damsel in Distress who relied on Mike to save her from dangerous situations. During her 'Commando Zoey' phase however she gains athletic skills, prominent aiming skills, and considerable strength. She retains these skills in All-Stars as she knocks a couple of sharks away from Mike and Gwen using the medallion Mike gave her as a sling shot, lands a torch piece perfectly on a statue from a great distance, and dodges a barrage of leeches fired by Jo at Bullet Time.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: She seems to have forgiven Scott in All-Stars, despite what he did last season.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Mike. Lampshaded in "Evil Dread", where Manitoba tests this by flirting with her to see if she rejects him.
    Manitoba Smith: Yeah, she's a loyal one.
  • Unknown Rival: Courtney has been targetting Zoey for much of All-Stars, seeing her the biggest threat and later, jealous of her friendship with Gwen. Until Sundae Muddy Sundae, Zoey doesn't shows any resentment towards Courtney at all, let alone knowing that she is targetted.
  • Unwitting Pawn: For Mal.
  • Weapon of Choice: She uses a bow after becoming a commando and uses it again in the next season.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: She tries to see the good in everyone, no matter how much dislike they receive from others, and is quick to forgive her enemies. However this also leads her to having a Horrible Judge of Character and will cause her to be a bit slow in detecting antagonists.
  • Xenafication: She starts as a Damsel in Distress, but goes into Heroic Safe Mode in "Eat, Puke, and Be Wary", turning into a Cute and Psycho Action Girl in the process. The Power of Friendship later gets rid of the psycho part, but keeps the Action Girl part.


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