On Total Drama Nations, 24 contestants, each one from a different nation, compete for one million dollars. They are divided into two teams, the Majestic Mesopotamia and the Noble Nile, and are divided as such in the folders below. Be warned, there are spoilers below, marked and unmarked.
Abdi Mehraja (India)
- Bollywood Nerd: A mild case, he's tech-savvy at the very least.
- Cheaters Never Prosper: Learned that pretty quickly.
- Dirty Coward: He's very smug and thinks highly of himself for the "strategy" of cheating, but starts squirming the minute there's any physical confrontation.
- Evil Is Petty: Thought Eun was annoying and that that justifies rigging the votes against her.
- Magical Computer: His tablet, hand waved by him being a master hacker.
- Starter Villain: The first contestant to use dirty tactics against unsuspecting competitors.
Anna Johansson (Sweden)
- Dumb Blonde: A bit more subdued than most though. It's mostly obliviousness mixed with her very trusting nature.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: One of the sweetest contestants in the game and no one doubts it.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: A dynamic she has in her friendship with Dmitri.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The light to Rosa's dark as the two girls of the Axis alliance.
- Morality Pet: For Hans since the moment she met him.
- Odd Friendship: Forms casual one with Dmitri later on.
- Poisonous Friend: Surprisingly averted with Hans, who despite having Anna as his right-hand girl never tarnishes her sunny disposition. However, her friend form back home, Sven, is implied to be this for her. One of the first things she mentions is that he told her to win so that the money could go towards her "not dying" operation.
- The Cutie: Adorable and and positive, no matter how harsh the game gets.
- The Fool: A classic example, fitting every trait on the trope page. She's very slow on the uptake and has no idea in the game, yet because of Hans' alliance and later her relationship with him, she's allowed to survive time after time.
- The Heart: Of the Axis Alliance.
- The Pollyanna: Even Makoto can't keep her down.
- Token Good Teammate: Subverted. While she is definitely the nicest member of her alliance, only Makoto and Hans are truly bad while Rosa and Da are merely passive, and not villains.
Clara Fontaine (France)
- French Jerk: Although she admits it and tries to get better.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Not as pronounced as Makoto though, and only really comes into play when someone is lazy.
- Pragmatic Hero: She does want to take down the villains and make her team the best they can be . . . unfortunately, she can be rather blunt in her methods to do so. Lampshaded by herself, when she admits she's not the easiest to get along with but that she has good motives.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: When it comes to exercise, she's almost a literal reading of this trope.
- Worthy Opponent: Dmitri, although they're mostly friends.
Da Li (China)
- Cowardly Sidekick: For Hans and to a lesser extent Makoto.
- Extreme Doormat: Invoked by himself as he doesn't want to anger anyone and get voted off, so he does whatever anyone says.
- Out of Focus: Once again invoked, as he feels it'll keep him from being a target.
Dmitri Stofski (Russia)
- Actual Pacifist: No matter how much strength he has over the others, he is steadfast in using it for any non-challenge purpose.
- Big Brother Instinct: Has this for Anna. Practically crosses over into Overprotective Dad territory when he makes sure that Hans isn't mistreating her.
- Dumb Muscle: Played with. While he's very strong and speaks English poorly, he's actually much wiser than you'd first think.
- Gentle Giant: Even when he's mad, he never resorts to violence despite being the strongest member of the cast.
- Husky Russkie
- Morality Pet: Tries and fails to be one for Emma.
- Nice Guy: Despite his claims to the contrary.
- Only Sane Man: By the time the merge hits, if not before then. It's most likely due to his reluctance to engage in any strategy besides winning challenges.
- You No Take Candle: Especially notable that in a story where most characters could plausibly have a native language other than English, he's the only one with this condition. Justified since his family is poor and he could only afford the most basic of English lessons.
Emma Kauffman (Canada)
- All There in the Manual: The author mentions that she has a beautiful singing voice in a journal entry on his Deviantart page, although he also does point out that it never comes up in the story.
- Black and White Insanity: Discussed Trope. Dmitri tells Emma that she's applying this to all of the other contestants and that it is unhealthy to think that way. Emma, thinking that she is just being a hero, doesn't know how to react.Emma: No. Dmitri's wrong. Sure, there may be a few neutral people in the world. But, especially in Total Drama, everyone can be split into good or evil.
- Knight Templar: REALLY concerned about taking out those she deems as "evil".
- Fiery Redhead: Started off as an aversion, but slowly starts becoming one.
- He Who Fights Monsters: Big time.
- Mutilation Conga: Falls victim to possibly the most brutal moment in any Total Drama fanfiction when she's pushed into a burning firepit, suffering numerous second-degree burns, and then catapulted into a lake.
- Nice Girl: She's a Deconstruction.
- Sanity Slippage: Especially after seeing Da bullied and voting him out for his own safety.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Becomes this for awhile. Though any sympathy for her cause is lost when she poisons half her team.
Eun Hyong (South Korea)
- Adorkable: As a fangirl on her favorite show.
- Competence Zone: Is very air headed, to the point being the first to lose although the votes were rigged against her, and is the youngest contestant (15, when most others are 18 or 19).
- Genki Girl: Very energetic and excited about the game.
- Motor Mouth: Extremely talkative, even when she was set free from being locked in a treasure chest.
- Most Fanfic Writers Are Girls: A parody of the stereotypical ones.
- Mouthy Kid: Abdi sees her this way.
- Promoted Fangirl: In-universe. She wrote shipping fan fiction of all the (canonical) contestants, before being selected to be one the show for this season.
- Token Mini-Moe: The youngest contestant by a few years to most of her competitors, and is cute in her own way.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Voted out first, although Abdi rigged the vote to make it happen.
Hans Von Böse (Germany)
- Abusive Parents: And boy did he do something about it.
- All Germans Are Nazis: His great uncle actually was one, serving as a high ranking commander under Hitler.
- Anti-Villain: On his best days.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Goes hand in hand with the Freudian Excuse.
- Evil Genius: And a very sadistic one when he wants to be.
- Faux Affably Evil: Despite his nicer moments, he never stops being one of the most ruthless players in the game.
- Freudian Excuse: Although in a rare inversion, it's actually used to explain why he's not even more ruthless than he already is. After he and his brother nearly kill their abusive father, he vowed never to be as cruel again. Pushing Emma into the campfire triggered memories of this and made him realize he was awfully close to doing so.
- Morality Pet: Anna is this to him, and he admits to it.
- My God, What Have I Done?: As part of his Villainous BSoD. Turns into an Ignored Epiphany.
- The Big Bad: For his team at least, possibly the merge.
- The Dog Bites Back: To his abusive father, a major reason for his Freudian Excuse.
- Smug Snake: As the story goes on, it's made more and more clear that he's a lot less smart than he thinks he is.
- Tragic Villain: What he gradually becomes as we get a better picture of him.
- Villain Protagonist
- Villainous BSoD: Has one for the entire next episode after pushing Emma into a fire for poisoning him, unable to even talk strategy like he usually does.
Khalid Amini (Saudi Arabia)
- The Eeyore: His temper problems and self-induced isolation have left him very depressed.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: And he wishes for anything to be rid of it.
- Out of Focus: Although they're really isn't much he could in the first place do given that he avoided everyone.
- The Quiet One: Invoked, he often avoids contact with others to limit the possibility of losing his temper.
Makoto Jaakuno (Japan)
- Asian Rudeness: On his best days it's just being rude. Interestingly, the biggest target is the Chinese Da, another Asian contestant.
- Disability as an Excuse for Jerkassery: Deliberately invoked, he smugly tells Emma he has Antisocial Personality Disorder and that it automatically justifies his abusive behavior.
- Evil Genius: Moreso then Hans.
- Hidden Depths: It's implied at a couple points pressure from his father at least contributes to his attitude and behavior, although it's never really explored.
- Japanese Politeness: Oh hell no. The biggest aversion you are likely to see in a non-Japanese work.
- Jerkass: And he's proud.
- Jerk Justifications: A literal Type 3, see Disability as an Excuse for Jerkassery above.
- Perpetual Frowner: Except in rare cases when he's torturing someone, in which case . . .
- Slasher Smile: . . . he sports one of these.
Olivia Wilson (Australia)
- Awesome Aussie: Yep.
- Better as Friends: Dmitri offers this and she accepts.
- Genki Girl: The most prominent one in the cast, she came to explore the island for adventure.
- Morality Pet: To Clara at times.
Rosa De Lucca (Italy)
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Of the cold and distant variety. The aloofness softens a little overtime.
- Deadpan Snarker: As someone who mostly observes, she's had her moments where she can call something for what it is.
- Emotionless Girl: Shows very little emotion and is very apathetic, especially especially early on.
- Hidden Depths: Is surprisingly knowledgeable about both Survivor and Total Drama. She is also very aware of her position in her alliance and that she's being used for a free vote.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The dark to Anna's light as the two girls of the Axis alliance.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her design is very sultry, although she herself does not play this up.
- Official Couple: With Andres, much to her surprise.
- Parental Neglect: It's heavily implied that the reason she's as apathetic as she is stems from her parents, along with the rest of her family, never paying any attention to her, leaving her to mostly watch TV all day. Later driven home during a challenge when the contestants each get a relative or family member to team up with them and no one in her family even responded.
- The Quiet One: Rarely speaks unless spoken to.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Both are justified, through her Italian heritage and her reluctance to go outdoors, respectively.
- When She Smiles: Andres certainly believes this.
Andres Garcia (Mexico)
- Acrofatic: Averted, he exercises to get in shape.
- Big Fun
- Class Clown
- Guile Hero: Subverted, although he knows he needs to vote people out and can't be friends with everyone all the time, he dreads talking about strategy as the game goes on.
- Last of His Kind: The last heroic contestant left standing.
- Mama's Boy: During the family visit, it's clear that he and his mother are very close.
- Manic Pixie Dream Guy: Helps Rosa come out of her shell bit by bit.
- Nice Guy
- Pungeon Master: A specialty of his.
Carmen Fernández (Spain)
- Jerkass: Sees everyone as a pawn and nothing more.
- Ms. Fanservice: Unlike her teammate Débora, she uses this to her advantage when it helped her get the immunity idol.
- The Strategist: Her goal in the game is to win through strategy alone, though as time goes on her definition of "strategy" starts to stretch.
Débora Santivos (Brazil)
- Ms. Fanservice: Invoked to attract more male contestants to her.
- Really Gets Around: Actually averted, despite rather blatantly marketing her body, she only sleeps with Jacob, Yotam, and Isaiah throughout the story.
- Stripperiffic: Wears very tight, minimal clothing, especially considering she's on national television.
Gloria Da Costa (Portugal)
- Bi the Way: As revealed in the losers episode. She doesn't make a huge deal out of it.
- Deadpan Snarker: The snarkiest of the cast.
- Fat Bastard
- Honest John's Dealership: A lot of the stuff she sells is either implied or confirmed to be stolen. The sports medicine she sells in one episode was also very defective and implied to be illegal.
Isaiah Williams (Jamaica)
- The Generic Guy: Beyond being a hard worker, his personality is pretty nondescript.
- Standardized Leader: He actively wants to lead the team, and is actually pretty successful at it, but doing so is his primary characteristic.
- The Leader: When it comes down to it, Isaiah is probably the best at getting his teammates to work together on a challenge.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: A major source of his personality. Comes to terms with this later on.
Jacob Smith (United States)
- It's All About Me: As a deliberate stereotype about Americans.
- Jerkass: With some hints of a golden heart deep down.
- Large Ham: He's, very brash and unsubtle about what he wants to say, particularly about the 4th of July.
- Phenotype Stereotype: Makoto guess he's American because, among other things, he has blond hair and blue eyes.
Jafari Hajjar (Egypt)
- Deadpan Snarker: Has his moments
- The Hero: While others are also nice, he's the only one who gives of a classical hero vibe in the entire story.
- Hollywood Nerd: Jafari is portrayed to be a nerd. But is very athletic and very social.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Which makes him a major target after a while.
- Manic Pixie Dream Guy: Downplayed example for Thema.
- Morality Pet: For Thema.
- Nice Guy: Only a really nice guy would give some one else the Duncan Idol.
- Odd Friendship: It's weird seeing such a down-to-earth guy like him regularly associate with Andres and Jacob.
Lacey Greensept (England)
- Adorkable: When talking about history.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Hinted at. Turns out she was gang-raped by some street ruffians, causing a vehement disdain towards pig-headed men.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Sadaf as the two become best friends.
- Meganekko: She's the only one of the girls who wears glasses and she fits the usual archetype of being sweet as well as clever.
- Official Couple: With Mustafa.
Mustafa Demir (Turkey)
- Heroic Sacrifice: When Thema nearly harmed Carmen with one of his weapons, he felt he had to do this to prevent something like it from happening again.
- Nice Guy: Possibly the nicest and most honorable contestant in the season.
- Walking Armory: And he knows how to wield them all, too.
Sadaf Najafi (Iran)
- Cultural Rebel: Opposes Iranian oppression of women, although she is devout in her faith and prays often.
- Jerkass: Though nice to her friends.
- Standardized Leader: Arguably an inversion among her merge alliance. Isaiah is an straight example of one and Lacey is one of the calmer, nicer members of the cast, a personality that usually falls into this role. Yet Sadaf, far and away the most negative of the three (and arguably one of the most negative cast members in general), makes most of their strategic decisions and ends up being the last one of them standing.
Thema Ayensu (Ghana)
- Bittersweet Ending: Despite how close she gets, she doesn't win, but Jafari offers to help her move out of Ghana.
- Dark and Troubled Past: As a child soldier.
- Jerkass: More often than not, she's in a bad mood, and she tends to take it out on others.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Mostly in her friendship with Jafari, although she's very tall regardless.