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    Don, the Host 
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The host of The Ridonculous Race. Though often egotistic and more than a little narcissistic, Don does actually care about following the rules and doesn't hesitate to hand out penalties to those who break them.

Voiced by Terry McGurrin

  • Aside Comment: Don frequently speaks to the viewers, discussing the latest developments and expressing his opinions on various storylines and events. He also throws in a bitcon of Audience Participation in "Maori or Less".
    "The last team to arrive — say it with me — may be cut from the competition! ... Why didn't any of you say it?"
  • Butt-Monkey: Let's just say that being the host doesn't make Don immune to misfortune.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: His descriptions of the locations the racers visit usually contain legit facts mixed with odd ones that usually only pertain to him.
  • Companion Cube: Chilly Billy, the snowman. He was killed by a pissed-off Josee.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Most of his off-script dialogue is this.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • He called production about the safety of cleaning the skyscrapers' windows in Dubai.
    • In "How Deep Is Your Love", he was disgusted by how low the Ice Dancers sunk and tells them they deserved their penalty. In "Darjeel With It", he even flat out tells them he wants to see them get eliminated... And then gets really excited in the very next episode when they're in the lead. But when the finale comes, he gleefully announces their elimination.
  • Good Counterpart: To Chris. Both are narcissistic and like to troll some of the contestants at times. Unlike Chris, however, Don does occasionally show legitimate concern for their safety, and is always fair to them. Don is also lacking in Chris' sadistic qualities. This is best demonstrated when Don calls the producers about how dangerous a challenge is, in direct contrast to how Chris tends to get calls from those same producers telling him to dial it back. Furthermore, while Chris prefers contestants who are outlandish and devious, Don seems to prefer the more normal contestants who follow the rules.
  • Hates Being Touched: He was really annoyed when Geoff and Brody made him part of a group hug after they came in first in Alberta.
  • Heel–Face Turn: It begins at Darjeel With It, when the Ice Dancers get there first but got an hour penalty for cheating, this was the first attempt to get eliminated.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Gets a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown from Laurie for tricking her and Miles into eating meat for what turned out to be a non-elimination leg. He has a black eye for the entirety of the next episode.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is Don, and he's the host of the Ridonculous Race.
  • Mr. Exposition: Like Chris McLean. His job as the host requires him to review a lot of what goes on in the show.
  • Mr. Fanservice: We've already seen him in a speedo in "Mediterranean Homesick Blues" and his Modesty Towel fell off after being in the sauna in "I Love Ridonc & Roll".
  • Narcissist: He is clearly one, though he is not as narcissistic as Chris
    • His official reveal was an ego stroking article made up of "facts" supplied by Don himself.
    • The Don Boxes, the show's clue dispensers, are shaped like him.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Of Phil Keoghan.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Somehow, Don is able to be present at the teams' current location, and be on-location to present the area of the next leg at the beginning of each episode. It's implied that this is all post-production Manipulative Editing in-universe, especially given the vague amount of time elapsed between or even during a given episode.
  • Rules Lawyer:
    • He gives out time penalties to teams whenever they fail to follow their instructions exactly and he eliminated the Tennis Rivals on the technicality that Gerry's foot wasn't all the way in the Chill Zone.
    • He threatened to kick out Geoff and Brody when he thought they were trying to cheat in Indonesia.
    • He acknowledges that the Ice Dancers are probably cheating but doesn't care enough to look into it. However, as their cheating becomes more blatant, Don's time penalties become longer.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: After a crab pulls on his Speedo.
  • The Stoic: When Geoff and Brody want him to join their hug in "Little Bull on the Prairie", he claims that he 'doesn't do emotion'.
  • Troll: He does this to the Ice Dancers when they come in first place in New Zealand.
    Don: Ice Dancers, congratulations, you reached first place with skill and good sportsmanship.
    Josee & Jacques: What?
    Don: Ha ha ha, no. Your victory is highly suspect, but I don't care enough to investigate.

    Carrie and Devin, Best Friends 
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Two very close friends who do everything together. Though Carrie may want a bit more than friendship from Devin, he remains oblivious to it.

Voiced by: Jeff Geddis (Devin) & Kristin Fairlie (Carrie)

  • Aborted Arc: Carrie's Odd Friendship with Ryan is completely dropped in the latter's elimination episode to the point where neither characters interact once in said episode.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Carrie's feelings for Devin are always put through the grinder by him mentioning his girlfriend Shelley.
  • Amusing Injuries: Both of them, especially Devin.
  • Asian Airhead: Devin is a gender-flipped example, consistently proving himself to be one of the densest members of the cast.
  • Berserk Button: Carrie hates it whenever Devin mentions Shelley. Carrie has snapped at Devin for comparing her to Shelley at least twice.
  • Big Damn Kiss: When Devin finally tells Carrie that he loves her.
  • Broken Pedestal: As part of the Unrequited Love Switcheroo the duo goes through, Carrie starts to reevaluate her feelings towards Devin after seeing the more negative aspects of his personality. She ultimately ends up retaining her feelings for him.
  • Brown Bag Mask: Devin gets one slapped on him by Don when he can't stop sobbing after being dumped.
  • Butt-Monkey: Devin becomes one after realizing his feelings for Carrie: he gets pepper juice in his eyes, horribly burns his tongue, struck in the kiwis by a goat, trampled by a bull, lands crotch-first on a train connector, twists his ankle after being thrown off a train, and being unable to tell Carrie how he feels.
  • The Cameo: Both of them appear in the DramaRama] episode "Invasion of the Booger Snatchers" as characters inside Harold's alien invasion comic.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Carrie can't bring herself to tell Devin how she feels. She finally gathers up the courage to do it in "Shawshank Ridonc-tion" but Devin is too distracted by the promise of a phone call to Shelley to give her time to talk. Carrie puts off telling him after Shelley dumps him, feeling it's not the right time. Eventually this gets reversed when Devin realizes he has feelings for Carrie, but can't bring himself to tell her. In "Darjeel With It," Devin keeps getting interrupted by outside circumstances. He was able to tell the sisters though, but they slapped him a few times for being so insensitive to Carrie's own love towards him.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Remember the tennis instructor Devin mentioned in "Hello and Dubai"? Shelley's been seeing the guy behind Devin's back.
  • The Chew Toy: After getting dumped by Shelley on live TV, Devin really runs the gamut of being the show's new whipping boy. It kicks into overdrive after he and Carrie have a Unrequited Love Switcheroo.
  • Childhood Friends: They met in a sandbox.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Carrie shows shades of this, being very envious of Shelley.
  • Compliment Backfire: Downplayed. When Devin and Carrie compliment Crimson's non-goth appearance, she reacts negatively, albeit in an insecure manner.
    Crimson: You're throwing a lot of positive emotions my way, and I don't know what to do with that.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Devin becomes clingy and possessive once he starts to crush on Carrie.
  • Decoy Protagonist: They're set up as one of the main teams, place first in the first episode, were part of an anti-evil alliance, and were saved by non-elimination once but only place 5th. According to Word of God, they were originally intended as finalists before it was changed.
  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: Carrie realizes she admitted to liking Devin on TV, which meant everyone tuned in heard her... including Devin's girlfriend.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: According to Devin, Shelley once locked him out of his car during winter because he bought her the wrong kind of tea.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: They finally get into a relationship, at the cost of Devin being massively injured by accident by Kitty.
  • Face Palm: Carrie when she realizes her love confessional was going to be seen on TV by Shelley (Devin's girlfriend) and realized what she was doing.
  • Five Stages of Grief: Devin goes through this after being dumped by Shelley.
  • The Ghost: Shelley, Devin's ex-girlfriend. Devin would often talk about her and even calls her in "Shawshank Ridonc-tion", but she is never seen.
  • Groin Attack: In "Darjeel With It," Devin was expecting to get hit in the crotch at some point or another, but wasn't expecting it from a goat. He wasn't expecting to land on the decoupling unit moments later either.
  • Girl Next Door: Carrie to Devin, they were childhood friends who met in the sandbox and have been inseparable ever since.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Carrie is one of the kindest girls in The Ridonculous Race (for the most part).
  • Hartman Hips: Carrie. After Taylor, she has the second biggest hips in The Ridonculous Race.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Carrie is this to Devin. And later, Devin to Carrie.
  • Humiliation Conga: The latter half of the competition really isn't that kind Devin, with him learning that his girlfriend had been cheating on him, and then getting dumped on live TV. He spends the rest of the competition getting the Butt-Monkey treatment with his every attempt at trying to impress Carrie only resulting in him embarrassing himself, often in painful ways.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Devin is reduced to this after Shelley dumps him. It's so depressing that Don tries to cover his tear-stained face with a paper bag.
  • It's All About Me: Downplayed with Carrie, but still somewhat noticeable. She often tends to put on a high pedestal about how she'd be a better girlfriend for Devin than Shelley while also showing a bit of lack of respect for the former. One such example occurs when Shelley dumps Devin as her first instinct is not to comfort him in any way, but instead think that now is the ideal opportunity to profess her feelings to him (she ultimately doesn't, while still not even attempt to comfort him).
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The good kind. Since The Surfers allowed them to advance in Vietnam Carrie picked them to take their spot after they had to pull out after Devin was injured. The Surfers were very grateful for being back in the race and promised to split the million with them. This means they're the only team to not win but did end up with $250,000 (Brody got the amount wrong but he meant this much) at the end.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Devin repeatedly tries to admit his feelings for Carrie, but that usually involves him doing really stupid and suicidal tactics in the race that put them at a disadvantage.
  • Luminescent Blush: Carrie when staring at Devin.
  • Male Gaze: Carrie gets plenty of butt-shots throughout the season.
  • Moment Killer: After Kitty encourages Carrie to speak her mind out to Devin, she finally tries to, and luckily, she gets Devin to admit his relationship with Shelley is just as bad as the Daters (because of Stephanie becoming overly competitive and demanding)... He then says with a smile that he and Carrie will be best friends forever.
  • Nice Guy: Both of them; they are the least offensive pairing in the game.
  • Non-Gameplay Elimination: They ended up eliminated when Kitty, tied to an Emu, accidentally crashed into Devin and knocked him down a cliff even after he and Carrie managed to beat the Sisters to the chill zone. He was too injured to continue, but there was a silver lining in the rule book which allowed them to bring back an eliminated team to take their place.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Devin does not take well when Shelley breaks up with him.
  • Oblivious to Love: Despite having a girlfriend back home, Devin has no idea that Carrie has a crush on him. After his girlfriend breaks up with him and Devin realizes he has feelings for Carrie, Carrie is completely oblivious to this as she had decided to stop reading into Devin being nice when she thought it was obvious they were destined to just remain friends.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Devin thinks they're this, as they've been inseparable since childhood, but Carrie's been harboring romantic feelings for quite a while. Gets reversed later when Devin realizes he loves Carrie, and Carrie becomes convinced they are destined to just be friends.. This subverts after a Relationship Upgrade happens between them.
  • Plot Allergy: In "El Bunny Supremo", Devin is allergic to hot peppers, temporarily blinding him when he accidentally gets pepper juice in his eyes. In the next episode, his allergies clear up somewhat, but his vision remains impaired.
  • Plot Armor: Avoided elimination a few times due to their Will They or Won't They? plot.
  • Running Gag: Carrie shows affection to Devin, only for him to bring up Shelley.
  • Sanity Slippage: Devin. Big time. After Shelley breaks up with him, he goes through each of the seven stages of heartbreak (as described by Spud) though they're actually really five, starting with delusion, then anger, then desperation, then rock bottom, and finally moving on.
  • Satellite Character: Due to their entire characterization revolving around the Will They or Won't They? plot, they were just... there. The only notable interactions they had was both of them with Kitty & Emma and Carrie's Odd Friendship with Ryan.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Carrie in the Hawaii leg gets distracted with looking at Devin while diving into the water, which results in her landing hard on a rock instead.
  • Swapped Roles: Devin does move on from Shelly and finally realizes he loves Carrie, but unfortunately, he realizes this too late after accidentally making Carrie fend off a herd of lions in a trap door where she realizes herself she doesn't need to suck up to him anymore.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute:
    • Carrie is one to Bridgette, being the nice blonde with a huge crush. She even shares the same voice actress. As the series progresses, she evolves more into a substitute for Zoey from Revenge, being a Nice Girl whose entire character seems based on a Will They or Won't They? with her season-long love interest.
    • Visually, Devin looks a lot like Trent, and later after Devin realizes he's in love with Carrie, he starts acting a lot like Trent from Action, right down to nearly blowing the challenges to impress her. Devin is also a big pain magnet for the series, like Trent.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Devin just keeps getting one injury after another in short succession in "Darjeel With It." Carrie eventually had to hoist him up and take him to the chill zone.
  • Unexplained Recovery: In "Last Tango in Buenos Aires", Devin gets accidentally knocked off a cliff and ends up in a full body cast. However, in "A Million Ways to Lose a Million Dollars", he simply has bandages on his head (even though it was the only part of his body not covered up while in his cast), while Sanders' arm was still in a cast for the remainder of the season.
  • Unrequited Love Switcheroo: Downplayed but after Devin gets cheated on and then dumped by his girlfriend, he ends up going through a nasty funk. A side-effect of this is Carrie starts to see the more unappealing sides of Devin's personality that she previously never noticed due to her rose-tinted crush on him. By the time Devin finally gets over the breakup and starts developing feelings Carrie, Carrie's own crush on him had cooled off considerably.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Devin doesn't even question why Carrie drew his caricature with hearts around it, or even that he was shirtless in the drawing. When the artist they were giving it to judge turned it down, Devin believes it's because the caricature was "too realistic".
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: While on the flight to Transylvania, Carrie talks to the Fashion Bloggers about their blog and how cool it sounds. When she asks which of them started it, Tom and Jen each say they did and spend most of the leg arguing with each other. They make up before the end of the leg but come in last and are eliminated.
  • Victory Is Boring: Rock Bottom Devin doesn't have any drive to do any challenges when he's like this.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot:
    • In "New Beijinging", Carrie either vomits off-screen or hides her face in a bucket to vomit when she thinks about having to eat worms.
    • In "Little Bull on the Prairie", Devin runs off-screen to vomit after eating the pork 'n beans and riding the mechanical bull.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Pretty much the entire basis of their characterization is that Carrie is in love with Devin but Cannot Spit It Out, with Devin being Oblivious to Love. And then partway through the season they have Swapped Roles, with Devin in love with Carrie, and Carrie oblivious to it.
  • What Does He See in Her?: Carrie's reaction when Devin mentions that Shelley locked him out of the car (in weather cold enough to give him frostbite) for bringing her the wrong kind of tea.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Carrie, when she mentions that they must have made the skywalk challenge safe for the contestants.
  • Yandere: Devin displays shades of this after his breakup with Shelley, oscillating wildly between jealousy and anger as he enters the "Seven Stages Of Heartbreak".
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    Kelly and Taylor, Mother and Daughter 
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A pair of rich socialites. Kelly enjoys being the "cool mom" and spoils her daughter rotten. Taylor walks all over her in return and rarely has a good word to say about her put-upon parent.

Voiced by: Julie Lemieux (Kelly) & Bryn McAuley (Taylor)

  • All Take and No Give: Pretty much Taylor's relationship with her mother; her whole life consists of Kelly spoiling her silly without the slightest gratitude in return.
  • Alpha Bitch: Taylor has all the makings of one, even though she lacks followers to boss around, save for her mother.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: According to Taylor, Kelly is lame and constantly embarrasses her.
  • Attention Whore: Taylor, as expected of a rich, spoiled teenage girl.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Kelly is an affable parent, sometimes too much so. However, when angered, she can be quite scary.
  • Bitch Alert: Taylor is the first character to show disrespect towards her own mother, a line which even Heather and Amy have never crossed.
  • Born Winner: Taylor believes that she is this. However, Kelly later reveals that all of Taylor's awards, trophies and achievements were all bought by her father.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Taylor, who gives Heather and Amy a run for their money.
  • Break the Haughty: Taylor shuts down after Kelly reveals that all her awards were fake. She later snaps out of it after a mom-daughter bonding moment.
  • Breath-Holding Brat: Because Taylor was never taught any boundaries, she does this to get whatever she wants from her mother. In one particular instance as a child, Taylor held her breath until her mother bought her a really expensive dollhouse... only to toss it aside once she got bored of it.
  • Brutal Honesty:
    • Used by Kelly against Taylor after the former's patience with the latter finally runs out.
    • Used on Kelly by Dwayne, who remarks that giving Taylor no boundaries has caused her to be a spoiled brat.
  • Buffy Speak: Taylor's speech often consists of this.
  • The Bully: Taylor has no gameplay strategy or even competence in challenges and just stands around bossing around and bullying her mother.
  • Catchphrase: Taylor has one in the form of "Wait, what?", when something doesn't go her way.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Taylor has extraordinary lung capacity, thanks to being a Breath-Holding Brat. Kelly even claims that Taylor once held her breath for 7 minutes.
  • Compliment Backfire: In "Hello and Dubai", Kelly compliments Taylor on how she stopped Mickey's panic attack; Taylor, who is still seething over her mom's revelation, sarcastically responds "Oh, do I get a fake trophy for it?".
  • Cool Old Lady: Kelly believes herself to be the cool mom and claims that Taylor's friends love it when she hangs out with them.
  • Cruella to Animals: Taylor is seen kicking a goat when she gets annoyed. However, the goat gets payback by head-butting her.
  • Daddy's Girl: Kelly said Taylor was more of an Daddy's girl.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Similar to Dakota, Kelly has tanned skin with blonde hair.
  • Death Glare: Taylor gives one to Mickey in "Brazilian Pain Forest" when he was about to go into the ant-filled mitt before her, until Kitty steps in and stands up for him.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Played with by Kelly.
    • Subverted in "Bjorken Telephone". Her patience with Taylor has seemed to run out, but when Taylor exclaims "you can't tell me what to do", Kelly reverts back to being a pushover.
    • Played straight in "Brazilian Pain Forest" when she finally asserts her authority as the mother when they swing across the gorge.
    • Climaxes in "Hawaiian Honeyruin", where Kelly shuts down Taylor's insolent attitude in a “The Reason You Suck” Speech where she reveals Taylor has never won anything in her life, and all her trophies were bought while her contest judges were paid to lie.
    • Kelly later gives her daughter a time out by hoisting her atop the window washing platform.
  • Doting Parent: For the most part, Kelly seems blissfully unaware of how heavily flawed her daughter is, and she still thinks of her like a sweetheart. She finally comes to terms with how much of a Spoiled Brat Taylor is in "Hawaiian Honeyruin".
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: For Kelly, who made up with Taylor up by way of going shopping at a golden mall, and starting to become more assertive by cancelling Taylor's allowance.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Taylor insults her mother and flatly talks about how awesome she is.
  • Entitled Bitch: Growing up spoiled has given Taylor this mentality.
  • Expy: They seem to be based on Regina George and her mother.
  • Extreme Doormat: Kelly a submissive parent who lets her Spoiled Brat daughter, Taylor, walk all over her and gets away with it for the majority of the season. In "Hello and Dubai", Kelly demands Taylor stop treating her like a (figurative) doormat after Taylor uses her mother as a literal doormat.
  • Fat and Skinny: Downplayed. While Taylor isn't fat, she is rather plump compared to Kelly's slim figure.
  • Grew a Spine: Kelly. When Taylor's insubordination very nearly got them eliminated, Kelly starts to become more assertive.
  • Hartman Hips: Taylor. A rare case where it's the daughter and not the mother to have this.
  • Humble Pie: Taylor gets a big slice of it when her mom reveals that all her awards and trophies are fake.
  • Informed Ability: Taylor says she's great at everything, yet she shows no really noticeable skill. Later, we find out it's because her parents bought her trophies and bribed judges, rather then Taylor actually having any skill.
  • It's All About Me: Taylor. When Kelly tries to share her experience in art school, Taylor exclaims "not everything's about you".
  • Jerkass: Taylor is mean and rude to everyone, especially her mother. This is largely attributed to her upbringing as a Spoiled Brat.
  • Laser-Guided Karma:
    • In "Brazilian Pain Forest", Taylor gets pooped on by a cow, then she was head-butted by a goat. She brought the latter upon herself by kicking the goat.
    • Taylor gets a full load of this from "Hawaiian Honeyruin" onwards, where Kelly stands up for herself and puts Taylor in her place.
    • In "Hello and Dubai", Kelly punishes Taylor for being disrespectful towards her and for smearing bird poop over her by giving Taylor a time out, which is to say that Kelly hoisted the gurney she was on with Taylor, causing Taylor to be hoisted up and hanging several stories high with Kelly refusing to help Taylor until Taylor apologized. Later on after they get eliminated, Kelly cancels Taylor's allowance
  • The Load: Taylor would rather let her mom do the heavy lifting than help participate in the challenges.
  • Mama Bear: Kelly splashed Dwayne Sr. with her cup of water when he implied Taylor was born rotten. She later realizes he was right.
  • Mean Boss: Taylor yells at the family maid all the time to make her work faster.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: According to Kelly. Taylor was understandably confused.
  • Never My Fault:
    • Taylor gave vibes of this in their introduction, stating she believes she's the best at everything and would win if her mom didn't mess things up.
    • In "Bjorken Telephone", Taylor makes her mother walk all the way back across the geyser field and complains about how long she made her wait and berates her for their 60 minute penalty, even though it was clearly Taylor's fault for not going back to the start as instructed.
  • Pushover Parents: Kelly; even after becoming more assertive, she's still somewhat of a pushover.
    Taylor: Mom, I need some space! I'm giving you a time out.
    Kelly: I'm not sure it works like that...
    Taylor: (starts holding her breath)
    Kelly: (gets up and walks away) Okay, sure!
  • Rage Breaking Point: Kelly, who has been beyond patient with Taylor's insolence, finally snaps at her daughter when they come in next to last in "Hawaiian Honeyruin".
  • “The Reason You Suck” Speech: Kelly gives her daughter a scathing, yet long overdue, reality check, revealing that all of Taylor's medals, trophies, and accomplishments were bought and not earned, in "Hawaiian Honeyruin".
    Taylor: (to her mother) You... need to step your game up, mother! For serious!
    Kelly: We're a team, Taylor.
    Taylor: I know you're not used to winning like me, but maybe you need to follow my example more. Because...
    Kelly: (finally losing her patience) You've never won anything in your life, Taylor! NEVER!! Not one race. Not one medal. NOTHING!!
    Taylor: Wait, what?! My room is full of trophies and medals!
    Kelly: Because your dad bought a trophy store! What kind of trophies come in the mail?! And guess who paid your coaches to lie? Yep! Daddy!
    Taylor: (showing desperation) BEAUTY PAGEANTS!! I've won beauty pageants! You can't fake those!
    Kelly: Oh, honey. When you have enough cash, you can fake anything! (Taylor gasps in shock)
  • Rich Bitch: Played straight by Taylor, who treats almost everyone, especially her own mom, like dirt. Averted with Kelly, who is overly patient with her daughter and is generally polite towards others.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: Taylor, after being spoiled for virtually all her life.
  • Running Gag: Taylor getting animal poop on her boots.
  • Satellite Character: They have very little purpose other than their unhealthy relationship with each other. The only conversations they ever had with others is Taylor being mean to the Adversity Twins, and in "Hello and Dubai" when Kelly has a conversation with Dwayne over her parenting, which also happened to be the episode where she and Taylor are eliminated.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Taylor threatens to quit in "Brazilian Pain Forest" because she had to ride with farm animals. Subverted when Kelly bribes her with a car to stay.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Kelly tells Taylor that they paid off the trainers, teachers and judges to let her pass or win. When Taylor tries to point out that the beauty pageants she won can't be fake, Kelly tells her that when you have enough money, anything can be faked.
  • Skewed Priorities:
    • In "Hawaiian Honeyruin", Taylor was more upset about Kelly getting sand in her hair than the fact she was literally on fire. MacArthur takes a moment to lampshade the absurdity of this.
      MacArthur: I'd worry about the burns more than the hair but, uh... I'm funny like that.
    • What cost them the race is that they went shopping before checking in at the Chill Zone.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: For all Taylor's arrogant claims and criticism, very little of it translates to actual ability.
    • In "Hawaiian Honeyruin", Taylor claims that she's an award-winning swimmer, then falls flat onto the water and paddles like a little dog. Later, Kelly reveals all of Taylor's awards are fakes and that her father bought a trophy store and paid off her coaches and contest judges to lie.
    • In "Hello and Dubai", Taylor starts to boast about her tennis skills but stops short when she remembers what her mother had said in the previous episode.
  • Spoiled Brat: Taylor, who was spoiled by Kelly as a child.
  • Static Character: While Kelly learned to grow a spine and not be so much of a pushover anymore, Taylor on the other hand ends their time in the race just as much of a Spoiled Brat as she was when they started.
  • Stepford Smiler: Kelly takes her daughter's demeaning insults with forced enthusiasm.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Their overall relationship is comparable to Amy and Samey. Taylor sharing the same VA as the aforementioned doesn't help.
    • Taylor is remarkably similar to Amy in nature in that they are both extremely arrogant and overly mean to a member of their own family. She even shares the voice actress and talks with the same Valley Girl accent.
    • Like Samey, Kelly has been overly patient with Taylor's bratty behavior for far too long. As that patience begins to wear thin, Kelly becomes more assertive.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: During the Squeegee challenge in "Hello and Dubai".
    Kelly: (to Taylor, through her teeth) Yelling won't help, sweetie.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Taylor, sort of. She never apologizes for her past mistreatment of her mother and is still pretty bratty but has a somewhat heart-to-heart with her mother after she's hoisted and promises to treat her with the respect she deserves.
  • Tough Love: Kelly attempts to invoke this twice, in an attempt to make Taylor more grateful. In "Hawaiian Honeyruin", Kelly reveals that all of Taylor's awards and trophies were fake, and in "Hello and Dubai", she hoists Taylor on the window washing platform, telling Taylor that she would not get her down until she apologized.
  • Trophy Wife: Kelly is called one by Word of God.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Kelly said that Taylor crashed her third sports car by the age of ten.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Taylor is this to her mother Kelly, who has spoiled her and catered to her every whim, but still gets treated like trash.
  • Valley Girl: Taylor talks in this accent, on top of her Buffy Speak.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: In "Bjorken Telephone", Taylor is grossed out by the Icelandic feast and says she's on "high barf alert"; when Kelly tells her not to say "barf", they both vomit.
  • Was Too Hard on Her: After telling Taylor that all her awards were fake in "Hawaiian Honeyruin", Kelly feels this way in the following episode.

    Emma and Kitty, Sisters 
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Two sisters who are like chalk and cheese. Kitty is fun loving, sometimes a little scatter-brained and in the race for a good time. Emma on the other hand wants to win and looks down on anything that could be considered frivolous.

Voiced by: Stacey DePass (Emma) & Stephanie Anne Mills (Kitty)

  • Aborted Arc: Emma's romance with Noah. When the latter is eliminated in "Got Venom", Emma says that they'll go out if he meets her at the final Chill Zone referring to the finale. But because she & Kitty are eliminated in the episode right before the finale, outside of one brief line of Emma saying that she's gonna call Noah when they get home the entire plotline ends up without a proper resolution.
  • Almost Kiss: Emma and Noah. She gives him one for real after his elimination.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Kitty is very easily distracted by her surroundings and has difficulty focusing on the game.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Kitty pushes Emma to get together with Noah but later regrets this decision when the relationship ends up slowing both teams down. She then switches gears and forces Emma forget about romance and focus on the race, but this ends up re-activating Emma's Competition Freak mode, which is what Kitty was trying to avoid to begin with.
  • Big Little Sister: Despite Emma being confirmed to be the older of the two sisters, Kitty is noticeably taller.
  • Big Sister Bully: Emma has shades of this, although it's downplayed to more of a case of her trying to be responsible and being annoyed by Kitty's antics rather than intentionally being mean to her.
  • Call It Karma: Kitty's justification for convincing the ticket counter guy to send the Ice Dancers to the back of the plane.
  • Camera Fiend: Kitty has a compulsion of taking selfies at every location.
  • Character Development:
    • While her Control Freak nature never quite dissipates, Emma becomes less distrustful and irritable after she accepts her feelings for Noah. She also becomes more appreciative and protective towards Kitty towards the end of the season.
    • Kitty starts to take the competition more seriously once the team passes the midpoint of the season — which earns her some respect from her usually frosty sister.
  • Character Tic: Kitty has a habit of taking photos with her phone, usually selfies.
  • Competition Freak:
    • Emma is there to win and tries to keep Kitty focused on the competition. Emma also makes it clear that she's only getting back together with Noah if SHE'S the one who wins the contest.
    • Kitty can become this under the right circumstances, particularly during "Dude Buggies", where she constantly fights with MacArthur. It's also mentioned that she once destroyed both her gaming console and the family living room after someone managed to beat her in an online match.
  • Control Freak: Emma often refuses to let Kitty help her during challenges. In "None Down, Eighteen To Go - Part 2", she overrules Kitty's spice choices with her own and in "Bjorken Telephone" she scolds Kitty for completing the Icelandic phrase even though she got it right.
  • The Cutie: Kitty is bubbly and cheerful.
  • Depending on the Writer: Emma is arguably the most inconsistently written character not just of The Ridonculous Race but of the entire Total Drama franchise. Her personality and attitude towards others greatly varies in the vast majority of the episodes where she's in. For example, in one episode she'd be caring of Kitty and in the very next she'd blame her for all their problems even if said problems were her fault!
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: When Emma finally hooks up with Noah she quickly changes gears from being cold and rude to being bubbly and obsessed with their future together.
  • Disqualification-Induced Victory: They win the Episode 23 leg because Jacques and Josee, who would have come in first, separated the train cars and received an hour-long penalty.
  • Face Palm:
    • Emma does this when she notices Kitty taking selfies with a yeti in "Bjorken Telephone".
    • Kitty does this when Owen keeps makes incorrect guesses during their game of charades in "Hawaiian Honeyruin".
    • Kitty has this reaction when Emma starts to admit that she likes Noah but changes her sentence at the last minute in "Hello and Dubai".
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Ostensibly, Emma is the responsible one to Kitty's foolishness, but they're actually more equal than she'd like to admit.
  • Foreshadowing: Emma blurts out an unusually thorough rant about where a relationship with Noah will lead in "I Love Ridonc & Roll". In "Maori or Less", it's revealed that she's a bit of a yandere and was just as obsessed with her previous boyfriend.
  • Freudian Excuse: Emma's distrustful nature and Control Freak attitude seem to come from her boyfriend Jake dumping her, if Kitty's comments are anything to go by. This is later confirmed in "Hello and Dubai", where Kitty tells Owen that it's been three years, and Emma is still upset over it.
  • Freudian Slip:
    • Emma has one in Dubai, when she accidentally says "Noah distractions" instead of "no distractions." Kitty catches it immediately and is absolutely delighted.
    • In "Maori or Less", Emma calls Kitty and Noah in for a discussion that she accidentally describes as a family meeting instead of a team meeting.
  • Funny Afro: As seen in "Darjeel With It", Kitty's pigtails frizz out into big poof balls in humid conditions.
  • Gamer Chick: Kitty was apparently a particularly bad example a few years back, playing for days straight and getting extremely aggressive, forcing Emma to cut her off.
  • Genki Girl: Kitty is quite upbeat and tries to look on the bright-side of grave situations.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Kitty has to smack Emma upside the head to get her to focus on the game in "Maori or Less".
  • Girlish Pigtails: Kitty, to signify that she's the younger and more carefree sister.
  • Graceful Loser: They really don't lament their loss in the finale and admit they enjoyed their time while it lasted..
  • Hair Decorations: Kitty uses red ribbons to tie up her girlish pigtails.
  • Hidden Depths: Kitty is capable of sensing love: she quickly realized that Noah was in love with Emma and Carrie was in love with Devin.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Emma frequently criticizes other people for being bossy and controlling without realizing that she acts the same way.
    • Emma's reason for not wanting to form an alliance with Owen and Noah reflects this as well.
      Emma: Noah's a snarky know-it-all, do you have any idea what it's like to be around someone like that?
      Kitty: I can't imagine.
    • Noah, after seeing Emma ordering Kitty to eat the skewered bugs, bosses Owen around to impress Emma. She berates him for being mean to his partner.
  • Ice Queen: It's strongly implied that Emma acts cold and rude because she was dumped by her boyfriend a few years ago.
  • Iconic Item: Kitty's cellphone, which she uses to take photos.
  • In-Series Nickname:
    • Emma refers to Kitty as "Kit" and "Kits".
    • Kitty calls Emma "Em".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Emma. She's bossy, controlling, and has a real chip on her shoulder but she does genuinely love her sister and felt bad about her behavior during her relationship with Noah.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Emma is usually pragmatic and levelheaded, but romance has always had a weird effect on her — which is why she gave up dating after her first boyfriend dumped her.
    Emma: Love turns me into a total nightmare, and nightmares don't win races.
  • Magic Skirt: Kitty in "My Way or Zimbabwe", when she and Emma go over Victoria Falls.
  • Male Gaze: The camera often focuses on Emma's butt.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • Emma gets hit with this hard after she dumps Noah to focus on the competition, sending him into an Angst Coma. She eventually comes clean about why she did it and they agree to get back together after the competition, provided she's the one who wins
    • In "Last Tango in Buenos Aires," Kitty suffers a brief one after she accidentally knocked Devin over a cliff while she was tied on top of an emu, forcing the Best Friends to leave the race due to injury. It continues into the next episode, where they called Carrie and Devin their friends, and Kitty still felt bad about it and apologized again.
  • Nice Girl: Kitty is one of the nicest contestants on the show, easily befriending the Adversity Twins, Carrie, and the Surfer Dudes.
  • Never My Fault: Emma's attitude towards Kitty in "None Down Eighteen To Go - Part 2" and "Bjorken Telephone".
  • Not So Above It All: Once Emma gives in to her feelings for Noah, she turns out to be a tad obsessive and needs Kitty to reign her in.
  • Oblivious to Love: Despite how obvious it is, it takes a while for Emma to realize Noah has a crush on her.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Kitty isn't the one taking the Victoria Falls selfie, and we know she enjoys taking these herself.
  • Plot Hole: Kitty has a cellphone even though it's strongly implied the contestants are supposed to be incapable of contacting their loved ones during the competition (the ability to call someone at home was even offered as a prize in one challenge). A possible explanation for this was that producers allowed Kitty to use her phone but restricted her to just taking photos and selfies with it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Kitty's more excitable, optimistic personality makes her the red to Emma's more serious, competitive blue.
  • Rescue Romance: Emma is initially wary and distrustful towards Noah but rethinks her opinion of him after he saves her from falling off the Burj Al Arab in "Hello and Dubai".
  • Running Gag: Kitty taking selfies.
  • Phoneaholic Teenager: Kitty has a habit of regularly taking selfies during the race. She's so obsessed with it that in "Hawaiian Honeyruin" during a game of charades she chooses a camera.
  • Series Continuity Error: Kitty says in "French is an Eiffel Language" that Emma broke up with her previous boyfriend Jake two years prior to the series. But in "Hello and Dubai" she says to Owen that it's been three years since the breakup. Possibly justifiable if the breakup happened towards the end of a calendar year and the show proper takes place close to the start of the current year. In other words, the calendar could indicate it was on its third year, but the actual time elapsed is still closer to two years, and people do sometimes measure the passage of time one way or the other when talking about past events.
  • Shipper on Deck: Kitty becomes this for Emma and Noah, as well as Carrie and Devin. She and Owen end up bonding over the former.
  • Sibling Team: An older and younger sister pairing.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Emma's focused on the game, but Kitty just wants to have fun. Later, Emma is more focused on her relationship with Noah, and Kitty is the one who's focused on the game.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: Emma ends up becoming this towards Noah.
  • Skewed Priorities: Even in a dire situation, Kitty will try and slip a selfie in.
  • So Proud of You: Kitty said this to Carrie when the latter decided to reveal her feelings for Devin.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: They have had quite a lot of focus, especially on Emma's attitude towards Kitty, and that's before Emma's romantic plot with Noah.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Kitty behaves like an Asian Airhead, but several episodes demonstrate that she can take responsibility when the situation calls for it. In fact, Word of God states that Kitty is actually quite intelligent but, unlike Emma, does not feel the need to show off this trait all the time. This is especially prominent in "Hawaiian Honeyruin" where she's the first one to pick up on the two crushes around her.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To a degree, Emma is this to Sky from Pahkitew Island: both are (ambiguously) Asian note , driven, born competitors doing their best to focus on the contest and the ultimate prize, explicitly saying when pressed that they're not in it for relationships … and around the middle of their series, begin falling for an Ambiguously Brown fellow contestant who also really likes them back, which threatens to throw their singleminded focus on winning out of whack.
  • Swapped Roles: In "Maori or Less", Kitty tries to keep Emma focused on the game to avoid losing both it and Noah when previously, in the first few episodes, it was Emma who tried to keep Kitty focused on the game when all she wanted to do was enjoy all the scenery.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Emma becomes noticeably less bossy and nicer to Kitty over the course of the season.
  • Wardrobe Malfunction: Emma mentions that at Emma's seventh pool party birthday, Kitty's bikini got caught in the drain, which ended up being torn off and sucked in.
  • Tsundere: Emma, to her own dismay. Kitty's trying to help her be more straightforward.
  • The World Is Just Awesome: Kitty is all about this mindset, wanting to genuinely enjoy the game she and her sister are in. Emma, who is focused solely on the prize money, is absolutely not having it.
  • You Need to Get Laid: Kitty strongly believes that Emma needs a new boyfriend.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Kitty is sporting a type C.

    Crimson, Ennui and Loki, Goths 
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Two (later three) goths of few words, or, in Loki's case, no words at all. Though they show little emotion and greet the world with permanent deadpan stares, they're not bad people inside.

Voiced by: Stacey DePass (Crimson), Carter Hayden (Ennui) & None (Loki).

  • 10-Minute Retirement: This happens in Finland where they lost their goth makeup and their confidence along with it, and Ennui decides it's best for them to leave the show. However, when Ennui spots new outfits in a gothic boutique, their drive to stay in the competition is renewed.
  • Achilles' Heel: Josee in an effort to sabotage the Goths concludes that Ennui's love for his bunny, Loki, to be their weakness. She was right, and the Ice Dancers exploiting this weakness gets the Goths eliminated.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: The deodorant both of them wear is made from Komodo Dragon musk ("Komodorant"). In Indonesia, all the komodo dragons ran away from them because they recognized the scent of larger, more powerful komodo dragons coming from them (at least, that's what Crimson claims).
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: While generally level-headed, they do become easily distracted from the competition by dark and spooky things. In Transylvania they lose their early lead by taking a detour to look at Dracula's paintings, and at the Alberta dude ranch, they go from first to fourth place because they stopped to admire a rotting skull they came across.
  • Badass Adorable: Loki, who contributes just as much as Crimson and Ennui.
  • Bare Your Midriff: A rare male example with Ennui.
  • Beta Couple: They are this to all the couples of this series.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: This trait keeps them under everyone else's radar for the majority of the race.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Ennui. However, a portion of his big brows is actually makeup.
  • Big "NO!": Ennui gives his incredibly deadpan version of this when he realizes he's lost Loki.
  • Birds of a Feather: The fact that they're in a happy and functional relationship isn't at all surprising, considering how similar they are and how many interests they share.
  • Born Lucky: The two rarely seem to have to put any real effort into the competition to do well, with everything just working out for them despite their slow pace. Ennui even lampshades this during the narwhals ring toss when he just holds a ring out and a narwhal just happens to ring it for him. The only time their luck runs out is when they are sabotaged by the Ice Dancers stealing Ennui's pet bunny.
    Ennui: (after barely breaking his stride ringing a narwhal) ... OK, that was pure luck ... but we don't have to tell them that.
  • Brown Bag Mask: Both wear these to cover their faces in "I Love Ridonc & Roll" after their goth makeup is ruined.
  • Chastity Couple: They hold hands in the Arctic challenge, but that's about it.
  • Collared by Fashion: Ennui wears a spiked collar similar to Duncan's while Crimson wears a red choker.
  • The Comically Serious: When contrasted with the other, more expressive teams.
  • Compliment Backfire: Played for Laughs when Devin and Carrie see Crimson ungothed.
    Crimson: You're throwing a lot of positive emotions my way, and I don't know what to do with that.
  • Creepy Monotone: The rare occasions they do speak, it's always this. Even when they scream at the revelation of seeing each other without goth makeup, their screams barely show any emotion.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: As stereotypical goths no one seemed to think of them as a genuine threat, Don even claiming when they're finally eliminated at 7th place out of 18 teams that he fully expected them to be the first team sent home.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Cute animals flock towards Ennui, and he hates it.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: They're aloof and find pleasure in dark and creepy things, including Transylvania, but they never do anything cruel or mean-spirited. They're genuinely decent people, just not very sociable. The only team the Goths hold a grudge against are the Ice Dancers, who kidnapped Loki and caused their elimination.
  • Deathbringer the Adorable: Seems to be a theme with them.
    • They name their pet bunny "Loki", after the Norse god of the same name.
    • Ennui mentions that he used to own a black kitten called "Toxic Mold".
  • Don't Look at Me!: Crimson exclaims this in "I Love Ridonc & Roll" after her and Ennui's goth makeup comes off.
  • Dramatic Thunder: During their introduction.
  • The Dreaded:
    • Don states they freak him out.
    • Both of them scare Jay and Mickey in the Parisian catacombs in "French is an Eiffel Language".
    • In the Botch or Watch in "Mediterranean Homesick Blues", Crimson manages to scare an attacking shark away and earn her next Travel Tip.
    • When collecting Komodo Dragon venom the dragons continuously run away from the Goths in fear ... although Crimson is convinced it's due to their deodorant smelling like Komodo Dragon musk from obviously bigger and stronger dragons than the 'wimps' they're dealing with.
  • Dull Surprise: Overlapping with Flat Joy, the Goths are near impossible to shock. The one exception was in "I Love Ridonc & Roll" when their makeup melts off and they get ungothed.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: They were happy they got to visit Transylvania, Finland and the skull-filled catacombs in Paris, Ennui got a Cool Pet in Loki, and they even point out if they really want the money, they can just go back to Las Vegas and be stage magicians.
  • Emotionless Girl: Crimson, although she does come close to showing emotion at times, with Ennui pulling her back in.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Both of them. Subverted when their real skin tone and hair color is revealed in "I Love Ridonc and Roll".
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • They disapprove of Stephanie using her Boomerang ticket on Ryan in "Lord of the Ring Toss".
      Ennui: Even for me, that's dark.
    • They find the collapse of the Daters' relationship rather upsetting.
      Crimson: It's sad when love turns to poison.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: Ennui inverts it while catching rabbits in Australia. He is disgusted by the rodents' cuteness, and Crimson asks him how could anything that cute could destroy a continent. Over the course of one sentence, Ennui goes from hating them to adopting one.
    Ennui: They're like a plague; a happy, hopping wave of famine and death.
  • Extreme Omnivore: The Goths quite possibly have the strongest stomachs on the show. Yes, even better than Owen. They will eat anything no matter how disgusting or spicy, all while maintaining their same emotionless expression and showing no signs of discomfort. Although Crimson almost puked in the China leg when she had to eat a bunch of fried animals consisting of scorpions, bats, and silkworms on a skewer.
  • First Love: Considering they started dating when they were only fourteen, this is very likely.
  • Flat Joy:
    • Their reaction to winning in Iceland and coming to Transylvania.
    • When taking a selfie while falling down Victoria Falls in "My Way or Zimbabwe", Ennui gives a flat "wheeee" of enjoyment.
    • In the finale Crimson admits to being happy with the Ice Dancers finally eliminated, but does so with the usual lack of expression and monotone voice.
  • Freaky Fashion, Mild Mind: Despite dressing up in the stereotypical goth attire and freaking out several of the other contestants, they are not purposely mean to anyone, and show unconditional love and support for one another.
  • Freaky Is Cool:
    • They are entranced by all things dark and scary, and the only time they come close to showing excitement is during a trip to Transylvania. Crimson comes so close to expressing outward happiness that Ennui has to pull her back.
    • They also take a liking to Devin when he comes bitter and depressed.
      Ennui: When did Devin become so... cool?
  • Friend to All Living Things: Adorable animals love Ennui, much to his disgust.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Crimson's real hairstyle, which is hidden under her goth wig.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Ennui and Crimson are not evil, but they aren't really polite towards other contestants and viewers, with Crimson rudely saying "whatever" several times to them.
  • Goth: They seem to be more of the Emo variant, as opposed to Gwen's Perky Goth personality.
  • Guyliner: Ennui, as part of his gothic makeup.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • They know Icelandic because most of their favorite bands are from Iceland.
    • In "Little Bull on the Prairie", Crimson mentions that ranches make her feel nostalgic because she spent a lot of summers at her grandmother's farm. She later implies that she once attempted to ride a bull at said farm, but that she 'doesn't want to talk about it'.
    • In the episode "El Bunny Supremo" we learn that Ennui received a black kitten as a child and named it "Toxic Mold", but that it ran away and he never saw it again. It gives a lot more depth to his current relationship with his new pet, Loki the rabbit.
    • At one point Ennui loses Loki, and while on many other shows one would expect the stereotypical Goth response to be to shrug and quip about how all life is meaningless or something like that; instead, Ennui is very saddened that he's lost his pet, and Crimson insists they stop competing until they find him.
    • Given their reactions upon seeing each other un-gothed for the first time in the 3 years they've been dating, and Crimson's negative reaction the Best Friends complimenting her, it's implied that they might have self-esteem issues.
  • High-School Sweethearts: This was confirmed by the official Fresh TV blog. Crimson and Ennui first met when they coincidentally chose the same dark corner to hide from the other students in. How sweet is that?
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Ennui is one of the tallest contestants in the race; Crimson in particular only comes up to about his shoulders.
  • Holding Hands: They do this in episode 17, during a confessional. It's adorable.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Loki, despite the fact the Goths were already pretty competent in their own right.
  • Identical Stranger: While using the trope for historical figures is dubious, it has been shown in "A Tisket, A Casket, I'm Gonna Blow A Gasket" that Vlad the Impaler bears a strong resemblance to Ennui. The Goths themselves even commented on the striking resemblance between Ennui and Vlad.
  • Killer Rabbit: Loki. In "El Bunny Surpemo", the Ice Dancers kidnap Loki; however, he breaks free. When the Goths arrive at the Chill Zone in last place, Loki motions to the Ice Dancers that they are dead meat.
  • Leitmotif: Dark, creepy music.
  • Major Injury Underreaction:
    • In "Brazilian Pain Forest", Ennui's hand gets bitten by bullet ants, where he says a very flat "ow", to which Crimson replies, "don't be so dramatic."
    • In "El Bunny Supremo", Crimson eats an extremely spicy chili pepper and just stands there with a blank stare for several seconds before giving her own very flat "ow."
  • Make Up or Break Up: They go through this upon seeing each other ungothed for the first time. Unable to cope with such a huge change, in combination with the new and unwanted attention they're receiving from everyone else, it leads them to not only decide to quit the race, but to break up with each other as well. At the last minute, they decide to try to accept each other for who they are, and in the end the whole ordeal really strengthens their relationship.
  • Meaningful Name: Each of their names describes both of them pretty well. Crimson for their red outfits, and Ennui for their listless, bored personalities. Their pet bunny, Loki, gets in on this too, being named after the Norse dark god of trickery, and being a Pun on the fact Loki is also low-key.
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Their gothic appearance and persona tends to freak people out, but they have no malicious attempt and are pretty easy-going despite their odd tastes.
  • Multicolored Hair: Both. Ennui's hair is black with red Skunk Stripes. Crimson's hair is white in the front and black in the back. However, this is revealed to be wigs, with Ennui's real hair color being brown and Crimson's orange.
  • invoked Nightmare Fuel: In-universe. Their stoicness freaks out some of the others, especially Don. It gets much worse when they get new goth outfits and even scarier makeup.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Conceptually they're based on Kent & Vyxsin (also known as 'The Dating Goths') from The Amazing Race.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Crimson and Ennui help out the Ice Dancers not only by letting them know that the trophy-shaped lava rock Josee took from Hawaii was actually a very potent bad luck charm, but also by telling the Ice Dancers how to properly dispose of it and break the curse. Several episodes later, Jacques and Josee directly cause the Goths to be eliminated by kidnapping Loki, Ennui's pet rabbit, making the Goths fall too far behind as they searched for the bunny.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: It's subtle, but watch how they blink... they don't, they slowly close and reopen their eyes. The only time they blink normally is when they are ungothed, and they go right back when they get regothed.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: After Ennui loses Loki and is distraught over it, Crimson says outright that "no bunny gets left behind" and they drop everything to find him.
  • Noodle Incident: Crimson rode with real bulls before mechanical bulls, though she implies it was harder, but she refuses to go into detail about it.
  • Not So Stoic:
    • Crimson nearly vomited when she saw Owen drinking camel saliva.
    • They're both so happy about getting to visit Transylvania that their body language becomes more expressive and Crimson nearly "gets color in her face", as well as them giving their very first genuine smiles of happiness near the end.
    • Crimson nearly vomited again when she had to eat a bunch of fried bats and bugs on a skewer in the China leg.
    • Both of them gasp when their makeup starts to melt in a sauna, and they freak out when they see each other without their goth makeup for the first time, even after dating for 3 years.
    • Crimson can instantly tell that Ennui is distraught after losing his pet bunny, Loki.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Losing their make-up leaves them wrecked. Ennui in particular does an over-dramatic air guitar solo that makes the audience boo him... He even tears up.
  • Opera Gloves: Crimson wears a red pair with her outfit.
  • Parrot Pet Position: Ennui's bunny, Loki, who often sits on his shoulders, but is sometimes kept inside his shirt.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Their default expression is an indifferent stare.
  • Pivotal Wake-up: When Crimson gets out of the casket, she levitates up without moving a muscle.
  • Psychic Link: Ennui shares one with his pet bunny, Loki.
  • The Quiet One: They rarely talk; Ennui was completely silent for the first two episodes and Crimson for the first four. They do speak a bit more as the cast thins, but they're still far from talkative.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Crimson. However, it's subverted since she and Ennui aren't evil. Her natural eye color is blue.
  • Relationship Reveal: They offhandedly reveal that they've been dating for three years in "I Love Ridonc & Roll".
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Both of them are incredibly attractive under their makeup. Of course, Crimson and Ennui don't think so.
  • Skewed Priorities: In "Little Bull on the Prairie", they were in first place after completing the mechanical bull ride but dropped down to fourth because they got sidetracked by a skull they found on the way to the Chill Zone.
  • Shrinking Violet: They're noticeably more insecure and self-conscious without their makeup.
  • Silent Snarker: Loki is able to convey disgust and anger just from facial expression.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: A light version with Don since, while he's annoyed and creeped out by them, Don still treats them fairly while the Goths don't seem to notice or care how much they bother him.
  • Slow "NO!": Ennui lets out a remarkably sluggish one in real-time upon noticing Loki's disappearance in "El Bunny Supremo".
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: More along the lines of "psychically communicate with animals", but Ennui appears to be able to read and understand Loki's thoughts and emotions via physical contact.
  • Static Character: Aside from the occasional Not So Stoic OOC moment, the Goths are pretty much the same from start to finish off the series and never change in personality or character.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: They have a habit of showing up without warning. Don even requests that a bell be placed around their necks, since their silent approaches always freak him out.
    Don: (Spits out his water) How can ANYONE be that silent!? Seriously, can we put a bell around their necks or something?
  • Stocking Filler: Crimson wears fishnet stockings.
  • The Stoic: They don't emote very much, much to Don's chagrin. However, they exhibit a wider range of emotions after they get un-gothed by a sauna in "I Love Ridonc & Roll".
  • Suddenly Voiced: From "French Is An Eiffel Language" onward.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Gwen, to an extent. Although they represent a different Goth subculture, being more of the Emo goth variety, in contrast to Gwen's Perky Goth. Gwen's Goth friends were the typical Emo goths compared to her.
  • Team Pet: In "Down and Outback", they adopt a black bunny and name it Loki thus becoming an official part of the Goths and therefore an official contestant and the first animal one ever.
  • Teens Are Short: Even with platform boots, Crimson is still fairly short.
  • Too Much Information: In "Little Bull on the Prairie", Don tries to get an explanation for why the Goths came in fourth, and Crimson's explanation made him queasy.
    Don: What happened to you two? You were the first to finish the bull ride.
    Crimson: Yeah, but then we found a skull rotting in the sun. So...
    Don: Nope! No, no! Stop talking. Forget I asked. You're team number four. Go! (the Goths walk away)
  • Troll: After seeing their reaction (or lack thereof) to getting first place in Iceland, Don openly asks them if they're just there for this.
  • True Beauty Is on the Inside: When they get un-gothed and are on the verge of breaking up because they can't handle the change, they decide to try and love each other for who they are, deciding that it's the blackness deep down inside that counts.
  • Up to Eleven: If they wear something that clashes with their clothing, they take their time in painting the clothing in darker colors.
  • Visible Silence: While there are lots of characters who don't have lines in the early episodes, due to the Loads and Loads of Characters, with these two it's made clear they intentionally remain silent, even when directly spoken to.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Played with. Their monotone voices are appropriate given their gothic appearance. However, it is played straight when they lose their goth makeup in Sweden; they still maintain their monotone voices.
  • What Is This Feeling?: When they hear the next challenge will take them to Transylvania.
    Crimson: What is this strange feeling?
    Ennui: I fear it may be... (Dramatic Sting) happiness.
  • When She Smiles: Like typical goths they rarely smile or show any emotion, but when they do smile it's always heartwarming.
  • Worth It: Crimson states this when getting a penalty for letting Ennui take a turn in the casket challenge.
  • You Don't Look Like You: When they lose their make-up, Don doesn't believe it's them on the account they don't give him nightmares. They manage to convince it's them by pointing out they have the camera crew shooting them.

    Owen and Noah, Reality TV Pros 
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A pair of returning contestants from Total Drama. Owen is big, sweet, gassy and not too bright. Noah is Brilliant, but Lazy and condescending. Somehow they're close friends.

Voiced by: Scott McCord (Owen) & Carter Hayden (Noah)

For their time on Total Drama, see their entries on Total Drama Screaming Gophers.

  • Always Someone Better: Noah suffers from this. He claims that he has lost every reality show he's ever been on.
  • Acquired Poison Immunity: After hanging around with Owen a lot, Noah no longer appears to be effected by his gas, while everyone else is overwhelmed by the smell.
  • Adorkable: A lot of Noah's failed and successful flirting attempts with Emma tend to bring this out.
  • Almost Kiss: Noah and Emma on several occasions. Finally subverted in "Got Venom" when they actually do kiss.
  • And the Adventure Continues: After their elimination, Noah reveals that they had been asked to appear on another reality show.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Owen is the duller big guy to Noah's smart little guy.
  • Blatant Lies: As Owen eats away at his and Noah's cheese wheel, he continually claims that his next bite is his last. Of course, Owen ends up eating the entire thing, forcing Noah to use Owen as the raft.
  • Breakout Character: Noah has been a fan-favorite in every previous Total Drama season he competed in, with fans always feeling he was eliminated too early and requested he return. Noah finally gets his biggest focus yet in Ridonculous Race likely due to the popular demand.
  • Character Development: Owen's still a silly, fun-loving goofball, but he's noticeably more mature and focused on the race than he was on Total Drama.
  • Characterization Marches On: The Noah that we knew and love from Total Drama begins to disappear around the 7th episode when his crush on Emma is introduced to the point where he becomes an unfocused love-struck idiot by the time of his elimination.
  • Companion Cube: Owen's teddy bear, until he unwittingly eats it.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Significantly downplayed when compared to World Tour, but Noah still does this from time to time, such as in "Brazilian Pain Forest", after Owen eats a coconut with a potential tip inside.
    Noah: Great, let's wait 8 hours and see if there was a tip inside that one.
  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: Noah keeps doing this when trying to talk to Emma in "New Beijinging".
  • Disqualification-Induced Victory: In "French is an Eiffel Language", they finish the second leg at the exact same time as Pete & Gerry but are spared from a tie/double-elimination because of Gerry's foot being outside the Chill Zone.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Owen doesn't have his driver's license yet, and it shows.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Despite losing yet another reality television show, Noah ended up with a girlfriend, something he didn't have before, and considers this "an easy favorite" as far as all the shows he's participated in so far. He also says that he and Owen have already been invited to appear on another reality show.
  • Everything's Better with Plushies: Again, Owen's teddy bear.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Owen, who drank camel saliva in Morocco and ate way more disgusting things during Total Drama, was disgusted by the Icelandic feast.
    • Owen finds Leonard's wannabe-wizard shtick dorky, despite being somewhat of an oddball himself.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Owen as usual. However, he draws the line with what he'll eat at the Icelandic feast.
  • Fat and Skinny: Owen's the Fat to Noah's Skinny.
  • First Love: Owen claims in "Little Bull on the Prairie" that Noah has never had a girlfriend before Emma. Which makes their break up all the more heartbreaking for Noah.
  • Freudian Slip: Noah accidentally says he's focused on Emma instead of the race in Finland.
  • Gold Digger: Noah is rather glad to be in a relationship with Emma. He says he's now dating a lawyer, so he'll never have to work again.
  • Graceful Loser: They're not particularly upset about losing because they've both benefited in other ways — Owen got to spend time with his favorite person and Noah now has a future with Emma.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Noah is still Owen's little buddy, and they have been hanging together all this time since World Tour.
  • Heroic BSoD: When an unsure Emma breaks up with Noah, he becomes a total wreck for a whole episode.
  • K-I-S-S-I-N-G in a Tree: Owen teases Noah using this statement in "New Beijinging".
  • The Load:
    • Owen's appetite nearly cost them the race in the 3rd episode, see Loophole Abuse below.
    • Subverted in other episodes, with Owen doing his best in the challenges, plus saving Noah's life in the first episode and later helping him with his crush on Emma, which ends up debilitating Noah for the rest of the season.
    • Noah is stuck in a rejection-induced coma for most of "Little Bull on the Prairie", which forces Owen to physically carry him through the challenges.
  • Loophole Abuse: Owen tries to invoke this in "French is an Eiffel Language" by claiming that Noah rode and carried the cheese wheel (which Owen ate) inside him, but Don wasn't having any of it and slapped a 20 minute penalty against Owen & Noah, which they barely overcame.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Noah starts acting weird and unresponsive after he falls for Emma, which makes Owen believe that he's getting ill. Kitty ends up having to spell it out for him. He snaps out of the unresponsive part after "Hawaiian Honeyruin", though he still makes quite a few social gaffes.
    Kitty: He just likes my sister.
    Owen: But he's being so goofy and awkward and— (eyes widen) Ohhh.
  • Moment Killer:
    • Owen, though he tries not to be.
    • Noah threatens to become one for Geoff & Brody after they ruin his opportunity to kiss Emma in "Maori or Less".
      Noah: If I ever see the Surfer Dudes trying to kiss, I'm going to interrupt them.
  • Morton's Fork: In "Got Venom", Noah notes that he's actually encountered a rare positive-outcome inversion of this; if he wins, he gets 1 million dollars. If he loses, he's dating a lawyer, so he'll never have to work again.
    "This race has become a win-win situation; the second Emma or I get booted, I get to date the hottest girl alive. So if [Owen and I] win the race... I win. And if we get eliminated... I still win!"
  • Nausea Fuel: Owen drinking camel saliva is this In-Universe to the point that almost everyone vomited.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: It's more obvious with them as a duo that they're essentially an animated version of Chris Farley and David Spade.
  • Not So Stoic: Noah at times.
    • Noah loses his cool when he was nearly blown away in the Sky Deck challenge.
    • Noah freaks out when he sees Owen eating one of the cheese wheels in Paris.
    • Anything involving Emma brings this out in him.
  • Older Than They Look: It's been several years since Island where they were 16 years old, but their appearance remains unchanged since then.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Owen automatically knows that something's up when he notices that Noah's not acting like his quick-witted, sarcastic self.
  • Punny Name: Owen named his teddy bear Beary.
  • Rescue Romance: Noah manages to gain Emma's trust by saving her when she falls off her cleaning platform in "Hello and Dubai".
  • Rousing Speech: Owen combines this with Quit Your Whining when Noah refuses to perform the air guitar challenge in "I Love Ridonc & Roll". It works.
    Owen: Racing with you has been the most fun ever. There's no one in the world I'd rather eat eyeballs with. But if we get eliminated, it's over for us and for you and Emma. Is that really what you want?
    Noah: Gee, big guy, I... I don't know what to say...
    Owen: Shhh. You need to stop worrying about being some girl's hero and be my hero.
  • Sarcasm Failure: Noah can't bring himself to say anything snarky or insincere after hearing Owen's speech in "I Love Ridonc & Roll".
  • Security Blanket: Owen had a teddy bear to keep him calm while flying, at least until he accidentally ate it. Noah now acts as an unwilling substitute for it.
  • Sequel Hook: During the last few seconds of "Got Venom", Noah starts to tell Owen that they've been invited to participate in the next season of a certain show but the transmission ends before we can hear him say the title.
  • Shipper on Deck: Once he's clued into it, Owen becomes this for Emma and Noah.
  • Smart Jerk and Nice Moron: Downplayed. Noah's intelligent but is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, while Owen is a Nice Guy and although not totally stupid, he's not the crunchiest cookie.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Surprisingly enough, Noah, starting after he notices Emma a third of the way through the season.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Noah's initial reaction to Emma calling off their relationship is similar to how Dave reacted when Sky broke his heart in Pahkitew Island. Ultimately subverted in that Noah did end up rekindling with Emma by the time of his elimination while Dave further devolved into an insane psycho hell-bent on revenge against Sky when he learns that she already had a boyfriend back home.
  • The Stoic: Noah kept the same annoyed expression on his face when Owen farted and the fumes filled the elevator in the first episode.
  • Took a Level in Badass: They're both much more competent on the race than they were on Total Drama, attributed to years of mostly-offscreen reality TV experience.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Compared to his portrayal as a more nuanced Jerk with a Heart of Gold during his time in World Tour, Noah starts off the season much meaner, even compared to his brief time on Island. He didn't go out of his way to be a dick on Total Drama, but here he acts surprised and unwell when he starts doing nice things.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Noah begins to soften up after falling in love with Emma, which leads to him helping Mickey out in Hawaii because he finds him too pathetic to abandon.
  • Transplant: Both hail from the original Total Drama.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Owen assumes Don is like Chris, willing to allow Loophole Abuse, but is proven wrong when he slaps a 20-minute penalty on them.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: A one-sided variation on Noah's end: he may snark a lot about Owen's flatulence and constant overeating, but they're good friends nonetheless.

    Mickey and Jay, Adversity Twins 
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Jay is on the left, Mickey is on the right

Twins with all the bad luck in the world. No one who knew them believed they'd even last an hour in the race but they entered anyway. Maybe they're not as pitiful as they seem?

Voiced by: Lyon Smith (both)

  • Absurd Phobia: They're afraid of pencils, sand, spiders, werewolves, heights, squeegee sounds, germs, and being on stage.
  • Adorkable: They have very little social experience, especially involving "cute girls".
  • Always Identical Twins: Which is probably why they share the same illnesses and misfortunes.
  • Arc Number: In the first four challenges, the two place 12th, they end up leaving in 12th place, and appear in 12 episodes of the season. This is foreshadowed in the first episode, where Mickey says they're not cursed, but they might be whatever comes before cursed. 13 is usually considered bad luck, and 12 is right before that.
  • Big Brother Instinct: It's subtle, but Jay seems to be a bit more confident and the less-wimpy leader of the two. Shown best in "None Down, Eighteen To Go - Part 1" where he carries Mickey up the stairs, when the latter can no longer continue.
  • Born Unlucky: They are tied with Dwayne for the unluckiest characters in the race.
    • It's implied they are actually cursed, being afflicted with every possible allergy, phobia, accident, disorder and ailment, to the point where Harold and Cody get off lightly. Makes one wonder why they even signed up for the race.
    • Played with in "Hello and Dubai" where they experience good luck for the first time after all of the bad luck gets sucked up by the Ice Dancers due to their Artifact of Doom.
  • Butt-Monkey: With a label like the "Adversity Twins", it's a given. They're easily pushed around by stronger, meaner teams like Taylor or the Ice Dancers.
  • The Chew Toy: Rarely an episode goes by without something unfortunate happening to them.
  • Determinator: Despite all the difficulties life throws at them, they just keep trucking along. After their elimination, they mention how nobody believed they would have even survived the competition as long as they have, yet they still did through sheer willpower. Their doctors believed they'd be dead within a week, and their gym coach just laughed when they said they were entering the competition.
  • Disability Immunity:
    • Despite his countless allergies, Mickey gets past the bullet ants without any trouble in "Brazilian Pain Forest" because he's been bitten by so many things over the years that he's become immune to all forms of venom.
    • Also zig-zagged in "I Love Ridonc & Roll", where they trump the Dry Sauna All-In due to their "temperature dyslexia"; while they do suffer from burns and frostbite in extreme cases, the twins are relatively unaffected by the drop or increase in temperature.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Jay's hoodie is a darker shade of blue and is green on the inside. Mickey's hoodie is orange on the inside. Mickey also wears the helmet, has a gap in between his teeth, and has a higher voice than his brother.
  • Ill Boy: As part of their Born Unlucky shtick, they are plagued with every possible allergy and ailment. Their allergies include confetti, cinnamon, orchids, and grass skirts. They also have asthma, lactose intolerance, eczema, altitude intolerance, chronic nose bleeds, and temperature insensitivity. Apparently that's not the whole list.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: They get hurt so often, they think they're the next closest thing to being cursed.
  • Leitmotif: A sad violin tune.
  • Nice Guy: They're immensely kind to others and describe themselves as gentlemen.
  • Nice Hat: Mickey's helmet/head-gear thing.
  • Noodle Incident: Jay, as they're about to descend into the Parisian catacombs: "I hope I don't get the plague again."
  • Playing Against Type: A lot of the actor's roles are the opposite of these guys.
  • Second Place Is for Winners: Pretty much everyone they knew expected them to go down pretty quickly, and their gym teacher just laughed at them when they joined the race; that they lasted as long as they did was a major victory for the pair.
  • Sibling Team: Consisting of identical twin brothers.
  • Shrinking Violet: Word of God compares them to timid animals at the bottom of the food-chain.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: They bear striking resemblance to Cameron's original design, and are physically like him as well.
  • Teens Are Short: Word of God is that they are 16, but they are barely taller than Dwayne Jr.
  • Terrified of Germs:
    • In the second episode Mickey asks Jay if he wants some hand sanitizer, only for Jay to reveal that he's wearing gloves.
    • Exploited by Emma in "I Love Ridonc and Roll" when she convinces Mickey that his air guitar has germs on it, causing him to break out in hives from stressing out about it.
  • Uninhibited Muscle Power: Mickey gets a burst of strength in Transylvania, lifting up a coffin with his brother in it above his head. Though he collapses from the weight a few seconds later.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Pretty much "Why Did It Have To Be Anything" for these two. Check Absurd Phobia above.
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    Stephanie and Ryan, Daters 
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A loved up couple that met at the gym and have been attached to each other ever since.

Voiced by: Nicki Burke (Stephanie) & Joseph Motiki (Ryan)

  • Aborted Arc: Ryan's Odd Friendship with Carrie is suddenly dropped without explanation in his final episode.
  • Action Girl: Stephanie can be very violent and aggressive.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: A very odd example, as they started off being Sickeningly Sweethearts, before progressing to a Belligerent Sexual Tension, and afterwards keep jumping back and forth from loving to hating each other.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Stephanie.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: After their breakup they make an effort to defy this and stay enemies, as the The Power of Hate makes them more efficient. It doesn't quite work out.
    Stephanie: The hate thing is really working for us and I don't want to ruin that.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Ryan is usually a Gentle Giant; however, Stephanie often tests his patience, which causes him to lose his cool.
  • Bridal Carry: Ryan had to do this to Stephanie in the Hawaii leg for a challenge while having to deal with Stephanie's "race rage". He carries Stephanie all the way to the chill zone where he later breaks up with her.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Stephanie
  • Competition Freak: Stephanie seems to be this, which is shown when she starts ranting in "Bjorken Telephone", and when she threatens Ryan not to make a mistake ever again, in "French is an Eiffel Language". This is played straight in "Hawaiian Honeyruin" where Ryan says she becomes a monster when things get competitive.
    Ryan: Your "race rage" is out of control, and I am this close to leaving!
    Stephanie: I'm sorry, what?! "Race rage"?!
    Ryan: You are sweet, Stephanie. But when things get competitive, you turn into a raging, psychotic bull!
    Stephanie: Bulls... are... male!!!
    Ryan: Whatever! She-bull!
  • Cross Dresser: Stephanie forces Ryan to wear a dress for the magic challenge in the Las Vegas portion of the race to humiliate him on international television. Ryan did not like having to wear the dress one bit.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Ryan, although it's mostly directed at Stephanie.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Stephanie hates beans.
  • Fake Muscles: Implied or rather an insult by Stephanie that most of Ryan's upper body are implants.
  • Gentle Giant: Ryan is easily the most muscular member of the cast, but he's a pretty calm guy... unless Stephanie's needling him at the moment.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Stephanie can flip out at a moment's notice. Ryan calls this temper "Race Rage"
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: While Stephanie isn't particularly small, she is compared to Ryan, who is the largest cast member in The Ridonculous Race.
  • In-Series Nickname: The "Haters", which Don has officially started referring to them as.
  • Leitmotif: When they're not fighting there is some starry romantic music.
  • Love at First Sight: Implied when Ryan said that they been going steady since they met at the gym. Deconstructed as the season goes on and Stephanie turns out extremely different from what Ryan thought she was, and resulting in their breakup a third in.
  • The Masochism Tango: They slowly fell into this as the race goes on and Stephanie's competitive side came out. They even broke up at the end of the Hawaii leg.
  • Make-Out Kids: Like Geoff and Bridgette circa Action, they're often seen making out. This gets tossed out the window once Stephanie turns competitive.
  • Manchild: Word of God claims they're both in their early twenties (Stephanie is 21 and Ryan is 22), yet both of them (mostly Stephanie, but Ryan has his moments too) tend to act even more childish and immature than the Stepbrothers!
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Stephanie the short-tempered, aggressive masculine girl to Ryan's calm, gentle feminine boy.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Stephanie and a few others clearly overclass Ryan in Physical Strength.
  • Never My Fault: Stephanie blames Ryan for everything and accuses him for stuff even she does herself.
  • Not So Above It All: While Ryan is usually the straight man and a pretty Nice Guy, he can absolutely get petty when Stephanie is involved after their relationship goes sour.
  • Odd Friendship: Ryan forms one with Carrie, connecting over their less than ideal relationships. As mentioned above, it's all but dropped without explanation in his final episode.
  • Pitbull Dates Puppy: The aggressive Stephanie is paired with the laid-back Ryan.
  • Plot Armor: Avoided getting eliminated three times before their actual elimination due to them either just barely beating the team in last place or conveniently being a non-elimination round.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Ryan has no problem wearing a pink shirt for such a hulking looking gymnastics.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Stephanie is in the red due to her tendency to go into race rage and her constant shouting and Ryan is in the blue due to his laid back nature. They did not show this early in the race but its most prominent in the Hawaii portion of the race but it starts to subvert after they become the haters.
  • Revenge Before Reason: In "Lord of the Ring Toss", Stephanie decides to Boomerang Ryan out of spite while they're in second place, which nearly ends up getting them eliminated.
  • Satellite Character: Just like Mother & Daughter and the Stepbrothers, they have virtually next to no reason for being in the game other than their extremely unhealthy and toxic relationship with each other. The only other characters that they interact with are Stephanie with Kitty in "Hawaiian Honeyruin" and Ryan with Carrie in his last few episodes as part of their Odd Friendship.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Later episodes show clear signs of this when Stephanie's tsundere personality becomes more apparent.
  • Series Continuity Error: The first episode establishes that they've been dating for two months and six days prior to the series. Later into the show's run, this suddenly changes to where they're said to have been dating for at least a year.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: Stephanie will often swoon at the most insignificant things Ryan says or does. Not so much later on...or at all. They eventually revert back to this by the time they are eliminated.
  • Skewed Priorities: They insist on stopping right before the Chill Zone to correct Don about their name being changed from the Haters back to the Daters, even if though they could have easily taken fourth place and kick the Ice Dancers from the competition.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Stephanie constantly brags how great she is. While she has the strength to prove it, she hardly win any challenges without Ryan's help. When she tries to prove that the challenge in "Lord of the Ring Toss" is easy, it took her more than thirty-six tries to do so, each time giving excuses as to why she fail.
  • Spirited Competitor: Ryan is one. Stephanie is one too, for all of about a few seconds before her competitive side takes over.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: They start to get a lot more attention after their breakup in "Hawaiian Honeyruin", especially because of their Volleying Insults habit.
  • Static Character: Thanks to the implications that them breaking up only to get back together later isn't anything new for them, they ultimately come across as this as it makes their recollection at the end of their run feel less like actual development and more like them just going back to square one for the umpteenth time.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute:
    • Stephanie does share a lot of the mannerisms as the Sassy Black Woman as Leshawna and arguably Anne Maria while also behaving like Courtney in Action except if the latter was more unstable.
    • Ryan plays the part of the Gentle Giant which is very reminiscent of DJ, while also sharing a bit of Courtney's unstable attitude in Action.
    • After their breakup, the way they treat each other while trying to deny that they blatantly STILL have feelings for one another would strike one as a poor man's version of Duncan & Courtney back when they were still a couple. Not helped is that just like with Duncney, it's hinted that this isn't the first time they've broken up only to reconcile later.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: After their breakup, it's almost as bad, if not worse, than the Stepbrothers. However, like the Stepbrothers, Ryan and Stephanie reconcile just in time to be eliminated.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Stephanie refuses to allow Ryan to ever forget that he dumped her on international TV.
  • Token Good Teammate: Ryan is one for the "Axis of Evil" along with Sanders. Though the Daters might be this in general since they are the only team that thinks it's an alliance to the end
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: After they broke up, although Stephanie more so than Ryan.
  • Too Dumb to Live:
    • The aforementioned example in "Lord of the Ring Toss" where Stephanie boomerangs Ryan purely out of spite despite them being on the same team which ultimately would have gotten them eliminated if it wasn't a non-elimination round.
    • In "Darjeel with It", they're in last place and they're running to the Chill Zone, the Ice Dancers are almost free of their penalty, and it looks like it's going to be a close match... until Stephanie and Ryan stop right in front of the finish to tell Don that they're now officially back to being the Daters, which allows the Dancers to take fourth place. The Daters get sent home as a result.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Ryan. He describes himself as "75% upper body".
  • Unstoppable Rage: Stephanie is very dangerous when angered.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Stephanie.
  • Volleying Insults: After their breakup, all of their conversations consist of this and it's pretty much the only thing they actually contribute to the plot.

    Jacques and Josee, Ice Dancers 
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Silver medalist Olympians who entered the Ridoncuolus Race to help salvage their reputations after Jacques dropped Josee during their performance and the two became national embarrassments. Wickedly devious, wickedly capable and sometimes just plain wicked, they'll do anything to win.

Voiced by: Julie Lemieux (Josee) & Scott McCord (Jacques)

  • Aborted Arc: Early on, it was strongly implied that their constant string of luck during the first portion of the season was due to Josee's lucky charm rabbit's foot Bun-Bun. She loses Bun-Bun in "Hawaiian Honeyruin" and replaces it with a lava rock that looks like a trophy which begins their arc of them being cursed with bad luck. After they lift said curse in "My Way or Zimbabwe" which is also the episode where they officially become the Arc Villains, Bun-Bun is completely forgotten about and they're just as successful as they were when Josee still had her good luck charm.
  • The Ace: They excel at anything physical, effortlessly performing flips and figure skating poses. They have come in first more than any other team in the race. However they do have one crucial weakness...
  • Achilles' Heel: Josee's one weakness is that she is extremely claustrophobic.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Jacques refers to Josee as mon petit chounote , a French term of endearment.
  • Alpha Bitch: Josee is a rare adult version, given how she regularly bullies Jacques and belittles other teams, particularly the Cadets and the Sisters.
  • Always Someone Better: They get enraged at coming any lower than first, which happens a lot.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Jacques is a figure skater with a flamboyantly effeminate manner, and Screams Like a Little Girl. He's neither Camp Gay nor Camp Straight because his sexual orientation is never stated or even hinted at. Gay or straight, his relationship with racing partner Josee is implied to be primarily or purely professional.
  • Amusing Injuries: Jacques often falls victim to this, particularly against the lion in "Dude Buggies".
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • To the Police Cadets who constantly clash throughout the race, especially after the events of "Shawshank Ridonc-tion". In particular, Josee and MacArthur, coming in first remains a high priority for the Ice Dancers, but eliminating the Cadets becomes a prime objective for Josee.
    • Josee begins to hate the Goths after "Got Venom", where she tried to manipulate them but failed. She gets her revenge in "El Bunny Supremo", where she and Jacques manage to get them eliminated by kidnapping their bunny Loki.
  • Arc Villain: As the race progresses, Jacques and Josee's competitive fire eventually gets the better of them, resulting in a "win at any cost" attitude which leads them to increasingly villainous behavior, most notably their willingness to sabotage the other teams or simply cheat. As they spiral further into cartoonish villainy, Josee gains an evil laugh, a death glare, and a flaming background.
  • Attention Whore: They have a habit of hogging the camera with huge smiles on their faces.
  • Artifact of Doom: The lava rock Josee acquired in "Hawaiian Honeyruin" serves as this.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: As spiteful as their bickering can be, they still have moments where they demonstrate genuine affection for each other. Jacques comforts Josee whenever her claustrophobia kicks in and Josee gives him a hug when he sacrifices his hairdo so that they can win the Argentina leg.
  • Ax-Crazy: Josee has no qualms about hurting people, especially if the person in question is Jacques. She even bursts out laughing when she believes that Ennui's bunny, Loki, got eaten by a lion.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Not coming in first. While "silver" or "second place" seems to give Jacques nightmares, Josee flips out in the confessional after she hears the phrase "third place". Then they start coming in fourth place and not making the podium; neither of them takes it well.
    • They also really hate it when there's a team that they can't intimidate or manipulate, which is the source of their distaste for the Surfers, the Goths, and especially the Police Cadets.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Seemingly nice with smiles plastered on their faces, but they have a more sinister side underneath, especially Josee. Jacques, on the other hand, seems to be more "Sheep" than "Bitch" at times, but the series does remind the viewers why they get along at all. Ennui calls Josee out on this in "Down and Outback" when she pretends to act friendly in an attempt to borrow his makeup.
    Josee: (to Ennui) Oh! Hey there... buddy. Do you mind if I borrow some of your makeup? (smiles and laughs nervously)
    Ennui: Don't pretend to be friendly. It's gross.
  • Break Them by Talking:
    • In "Lord of the Ring Toss", Josee plays mind games with the Surfer Dudes, making Geoff think that Brody felt he was a hindrance in order to drive a wedge between them. However, this ultimately backfires when Brody and Geoff's friendship proves too strong.
    • In "Got Venom", she tries this again with the Goths, but the Goths were unfazed.
  • Bridal Carry: Played with during "Hawaiian Honeyruin". In their first attempt at walking across hot coals, Jacques carries Josee over his head in their usual over the top fashion. It is then inverted in their second attempt, with Josee carrying Jacques and finally played straight in their third attempt with Jacques carrying Josee normally.
  • Bumbling Sidekick: How Josee views Jacques at times, especially whenever he drops her.
  • Bully and Wimp Pairing: A rare mixed gender variation, Josee is the Bully to Jacques' (emotional) Wimp.
  • Butt-Monkey: Despite being one of the antagonists, Jacques gets hit around multiple times in the race: He gets thrown around in an old coffin, gets his clothes caught on fire at least twice, crashes through a billboard, gets trampled by a bunch of komodo dragons, gets treated like a chew toy by a lion, collides with a subway pillar while on a train, and gets crushed by a hot dog cart after he and Josee are finally eliminated.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: At first they just seemed over-competitive (especially Josee), but by the episode "Ca-noodling" they outright claim they deserve a gold medal in treachery for getting the Goths eliminated, and join with the Police Cadets and the Daters in what they proudly refer to as the "Axis of Evil".
  • Camera Abuse: In Romania, Josee violently flips the coffin Jacques is in, and his face keeps getting slammed against the night vision camera inside the coffin.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Zig-Zagged.
    • Subverted in "Down and Outback". They first make a regular bunny look like the albino bunny to fool the Cadets, then they trick the Surfer Dudes into helping the Cadets, stealing the former's bunnies in the process. When the Ice Dancers arrive first in New Zealand, Don suspects that their win was illegitimate, but he says doesn't care enough to look into it.
    • Played straight in "Lord of the Ring Toss". Josee plays mind games with the Surfer Dudes, making Geoff think that Brody felt he was a hindrance; however, the Surfer Dudes' friendship proves too strong.
    • Played with in "Got Venom". Josee's attempts to sabotage other teams allows them to get a bucket of komodo dragon drool without any effort, but they're devastated to find they placed second.
    • Subverted again in "How Deep is Your Love". Josee steals Kitty's ball and smashes her helmet light. When the Ice Dancers reach the Chill Zone, Don slaps them with a 30 minute penalty for not going all the way to the bottom. Despite the penalty, they still come in first.
    • Played straight in "Darjeel With It". The Ice Dancers uncouple the rest of the train, leaving only their car attached to the engine. When the train arrives at the station minus several cars, Don gives them a one hour penalty. Had the Daters not hesitated, the Ice Dancers would've been eliminated.
    • Played with again in "Last Tango in Buenos Aires", where Jacques tries to sabotage the Sisters by pouring olive oil on their emu. However the olive oil causes him to continuously slip and fall over. They do however succeed in delaying the Sisters and end up placing first.
    • Finally played straight in "A Million Ways to Lose a Million Dollars", where after spending a whole season of cheating, including in the finale where they ram the Surfers' cab and stealing the Police Cadets cab. However the Police Cadets end up ramming their cab, causing them to tip upside down and coming in third place, finally getting eliminated.
  • The Chew Toy:
    • Josee often treats Jacques like one.
    • Jacques becomes a lion's literal chew toy in "Dude Buggies".
  • Child Prodigy: Given that Jacques is 22 and Josee is 20 according to Word of God, coupled with Jacques' implication that he has been Josee's partner for 14 years, they've been competitive ice dancers since they were at least 8 and 6. Although it's possible they knew each other before they began ice dancing.
  • Childhood Friends: Jacques states he's had put up with Josee for 14 years. Based on the ages provided by Word of God, this means they've known each other since they were at least 8 and 6 years old.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder:
    • Their alliance with the Police Cadets lasts for about half an episode before they betray them and sabotage their ice yacht in Siberia.
    • After MacArthur rescues her during scuba diving challenge in Bahamas, saving her from suffocation or being eliminated, Josee repays her by lobbing a coconut at her head during the race to the Chill Zone.
  • Claustrophobia: Josee, who's even worse than Gwen and Jasmine. She will have severe panic attacks and hyperventilating or screaming as soon she is in a small space.
    • In "Shawshank Ridonc-tion", Josee believes that the air is running out in the cell. Jacques tries to calm her down, telling her that there's plenty of air in the cell, to no avail; however, Josee's panicking eventually breaks them out.
    • In "How Deep Is Your Love", she does not look forward to going down into the Kola Borehole, but does so because Jacques' upper body strength is needed to operate the crank above. After being lowered a only a few hundred feet Josee demands that Jacques pull her back up.
    • In "Bahamarama", the second challenge is a "Random Botch"; since Josee took the Travel Tip, she has to dive underwater into a cavern, a task she does not look forward to. Of course, her panicking quickly drains her oxygen supply.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When Don calls them out for cheating in "Darjeel With It" and slaps them with a one hour penalty, Josee cannot understand what Don has against them.
    Josee: What does Don have against us?! Are we too talented, too attractive, too all of the above?!
  • Competition Freak: Both will not settle for anything less than first place.
    (after Don reveals that the Adversity Twins checked in before the Ice Dancers)
    Jacques: You mean, WE'RE FOURTH?! We didn't make the podium at all?!
    Don: (confused) What podium? There is no podium.
    Josee: There is always a podium!
  • Cute and Psycho: Josee; she threw a tantrum off-screen because Don told her and Jacques that they came in third at the first Chill Zone. As the season moves along, she becomes more ruthless, amoral, and just plain unhinged.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic:
    • As the season goes on, Josee becomes more prone to shouting.
    • Jacques has the highest pitched scream of any male character.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Josee, which is typical for a figure skating outfit.
  • Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat: After getting the curse removed from themselves, the Ice Dancers have become obsessed not with just winning, but crushing the other teams. The irony being they are more than capable of finishing competitions quickly but they are determined to screw other teams over while doing so, even if it sets them back.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • Josee's abusive treatment of Jacques is her way of getting revenge on him for accidentally dropping her during the Olympics — a humiliating incident, yes, but one he's already apologized for countless times.
    • They try to run Dwayne over with a jeep when he tells them that he considers his son more important than any gold medal in "My Way or Zimbabwe".
    • To show what they think of second in the Arctic Circle, Josee takes her rage out on Don's snowman friend.
  • Disqualification-Induced Victory: They were given first place in the fourth episode because of Dwayne & Junior's and Tom & Jen's penalties. This happened again in the sixth episode when Laurie & Miles were penalized.
  • Divide and Conquer: Josee tries this on the Surfer Dudes in "Lord of the Ring Toss" by making Geoff think he's a burden to Brody, but it backfires as the two of them are too close.
  • Drama Queen: Both of them, especially whenever they place anything worse than first. Josee winds up being much worse about it, but Jacques is never without his moments.
  • Enemy Mine:
    • They briefly form a truce with the Cadets in "Shawshank Ridonc-tion" when they are locked in prison together after using boomerangs on each other.
    • They are forced to do so again in "Ca-Noodling" during a super team challenge that involves three teams, though this time it's more of an example of Teeth-Clenched Teamwork, as Josee and MacArthur argue and fight throughout the challenge.
  • Evil Is Burning Hot: Josee sometimes gets burning silhouettes when she does an Evil Laugh.
  • Evil Is Hammy: They are the most over the top pairing in the race as well as the most evil.
  • Evil Laugh:
    • Josee starts giving these, with the one in "Hawaiian Honeyruin" even having her turn demonic.
    • Both of them engage in evil gloating in front of Don in "My Way or Zimbabwe". Don says that's just all kinds of creepy.
  • Evil Duo: The two main villains of Ridonculous Race who are partners in crime.
  • Evil Costume Switch: In "Shawshank Ridonc-tion", they wear black versions of their regular outfits. Josee lampshades this by saying that the black outfits tell people to get out of their way. Oddly, the costumes are only worn for that episode, with them going back to their pink outfits despite still being villainous an episode later.
  • Exact Words: Josee said they'll help the Cadets if MacArthur said that Ice Dancing was the greatest sport in the world. After MacArthur said that, Josee said she helped the cadets on their way out.
  • Extreme Doormat: Jacques usually goes along with Josee's demands, and he suffers the consequences for them. However, in "Bahamarama", Jacques puts his foot down against Josee's abusive behavior.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: On the outside, they seem like Canada's sweethearts, but on the inside, they're both ruthless jerks.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: They really cannot take the easy route through the magic trick in "Dude Buggies".
  • Fangs Are Evil: Josee seems to gain fangs whenever she does her maniacal Evil Laughs.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Josee sure makes a big deal about smiling and looking nice in front of the camera but she's really anything but nice. Although Jacques seems to lean more towards the Affably Evil alignment.
  • Four Is Death: When they start placing fourth consecutively after Josee picks up the lava rock. Particularly notable is that they start placing forth the second time in China, where the unlucky superstition originates. Lampshaded by the Goths, as they tell them to ditch the lava rock anywhere in Hawaii.
  • French Jerk: French-Canadian actually; however, both of them are rude, arrogant, and ill-tempered towards the other contestants.
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason they are so obsessed with winning is because Jacques accidentally dropped Josee when they finally got the chance to get gold in the Olympics, becoming national embarrassments instead. Also, Josee apparently had a pretty bad Stage Mom who once attacked Jacques with a lamp for picking Josee up late.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: One of Josee's outfit's main colors is purple, and her partner even describes her as: "beauty, grace and strength."
  • Grew a Spine: Jacques finally gets fed up with Josee in "Bahamarama" and refuses to partake in her sabotage anymore. He also states he no longer wants to go pro with her, due to wanting to do other things with his life.
  • Gone Horribly Right: In "Lord of the Ring Toss", Josee tries to continuously put the Surfers' friendship under stress by spouting lies to each one of them. This backfires horribly on the Ice Dancers when the Surfers gain a lot of passion for their team and end up beating them for first place.
  • Good Luck Charm:
    • Josee keeps a lucky rabbit's foot named "Bun-Bun" as a good luck charm. She loses it in Transylvania when it falls out of her pocket during the carriage ride. She later finds a lava rock shaped like a trophy and takes it as her new one, only for it to turn out to be a Bad Luck Charm. A local even warns her that taking it would be bad, but she refuses to listen until the Goths told them about it in the Finland leg.
    • Jacques claims he has a lucky pair of underwear, which he hasn't washed since starting the race. Josee points out that's just plain gross.
  • Graceful Loser: Oddly, when they actually thought they were eliminated (before it was revealed to be a non-elimination challenge) they tearfully thank their fans for supporting them and bow out quite gracefully. In the finale, after they come in third, they appear to take their loss with grace until Josee snaps and starts destroying Central Park.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Josee will get angry at a moment's notice, especially if she doesn't come in first or if she has to share an advantage with other teams if she does come in first.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Jacques has one briefly in "Bahamarama"; however, he switches back after Josee almost drowns. Subverted in that he wasn't against Josee wanting him to cheat, he was against getting penalized for cheating. They claim to have learned their lesson about playing fair after coming in third, although it's clear you can take that claim with a grain of salt.
  • Iconic Item: Josee's rabbit foot, "Bun-Bun" and later her lava rock.
  • In a Single Bound: They are capable of jumping huge inhuman distances.
  • In-Series Nickname: They have a few of these, most of them from MacArthur, including; "Skaters", "Ice Skating Freaks", and "Freezer Breath", as well as "Skater Girl" for Josee. Kitty also calls them "Ice Dunces."
  • It's All About Me: The Ice Dancers are so selfish as shown through their desire to win 1st place. It’s more blatant through their cheating in later episodes as shown by stealing Emma and Kitty’s ball to get 1st in the Russia leg.
  • It's Personal: In "Down and Outback", Josee declares that simply winning was no longer enough and she wouldn't be satisfied unless she got revenge on the Police Cadets.
    Josee: (referring to the Police Cadets) They boomeranged us!
    Jacques: We boomeranged them.
    Josee: I want revenge! Winning is no longer enough; I need to be the one who makes them lose!
    Jacques: I think winning is still enough.
    Josee: YOU'RE WRONG!!! (Jacques falls out of his seat)
  • Jerkass: The Ice Dancers are both huge jerks towards the other teams as shown through their constant cheating. Josee especially fits into the title of jerk due to her abuse of Jacques.
  • Jerk Jock: Josee more than Jacques.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his treachery, Jacques is the more sympathetic of the two, although his sympathy is usually reserved for Josee.
  • Just a Stupid Accent: They have extremely exaggerated French-Canadian accents, but Jacques is a more notable example. Its implied that Jacques was either born in a French part of Canada or somewhere in France.
  • Large Ham: They "perform" their challenges with more flair than necessary, and they often wave to their fans watching.
  • Laughably Evil: Both of them, but especially Jacques.
  • Laughing Mad: Josee's Evil Laugh is one of the more psychotic ones in the Total Drama franchise, on par with Mal and Scarlett.
  • Lean and Mean: Josee is a tiny ice dancer with a huge mean streak.
  • Leitmotif: Triumphant trumpet music plays during their confessionals or when they perform well in challenges.
  • Light Is Not Good: Despite the pink outfits and constant smiles, both are ruthless competitors, Josee more than Jacques.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Jacques is this to Josee. He attempts to be the voice of reason as Josee becomes more emotionally unstable over the course of the season.
  • Lucky Rabbit's Foot: Josee keeps one as an Good Luck Charm. She even named it "Bun-Bun". She lost it in Romania after it fell out of her pocket during the carriage ride.
  • Magic Skirt: In "French is an Eiffel Language", despite her Dangerously Short Skirt, Josee somehow doesn't flash panties while balancing on Jacques' hands upside down.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: In "How Deep is Your Love," the Ice Dancers say that if they find the opportunity to get the Cadets eliminated, they'll do exactly this. Cue evil laughter.
  • Make-Up Is Evil: Josee wears a lot of make-up and is the most evil female character.
  • Manipulative Bitch:
    • Josee, after she resorts to cheating and sabotage.
    • Subverted with the Surfers during "Lord Of The Ring Toss" where not only do her attempts to cause distrust within them fail, but it actually makes their friendship stronger.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Josee is rather aggressive; Jacques not so much. He's also more concerned about his appearance and enjoys doing very un-masculine things, like wearing a dress.
  • Mood-Swinger: Josee, who can change from one mood to another in an instant. This is best seen in "New Beijinging" after Jacques lands on his ankle wrong.
    Josee: (seeing Jacques screaming in pain) Snap out of it! This is a competition; our fans are watching! EAT THE PAIN!!! (her mood shifts from angry to cheerful) ♪And smile!♪
  • Mythology Gag: They were briefly alluded to in Island, with the mentions of two Ice Dancers with a male dropping the female.
  • Narcissist: Both of them as they are obsessed with winning gold and love it when the camera focuses on them as they always smile and have their arms open in the air for cameras to see. Josee often grows tantrums when she places anywhere other than first and Jacques is very obsessive about his hair.
  • The Nicknamer: Josee has a tendency to nickname other teams, especially the Police Cadets, who she calls "mall cops" and "copper wannabes." She also calls Emma "lawyer girl".
  • No Inside Voice: Late in the season, Josee is extremely prone to shouting her dialogue.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: Jacques is devastated about having to sacrifice his hairdo to absorb the oil on his hands in "Last Tango in Buenos Aires".
  • Not So Above It All: Jacques is usually the rational one between them, but he can be just as devious as Josee at times.
  • Not So Different: MacArthur to Josee; both have an extremely devious streak and need their partners to hold them back at times.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Downplayed. They start out the first half of the season being athletically talented, but overtly competitive jerks with a creepy obsession with smiling and winning but don't do anything deceitful. However, halfway through the season they decide to start playing dirty, using several underhanded tactics, reaching 3rd place, and even causing the direct elimination of The Goths.
  • invokedOld Shame: Jacques getting Silver at the Olympics is one for him In-Universe.
  • One Head Taller: Jacques is tall and somewhat stout while Josee is short and petite.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: In Australia, Josee develops this mentality towards the Police Cadets.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: In "Little Bull on the Prairie", they come in 7th place and just smile and wave. This is the same pair that threw angry and violent fits whenever they placed 2nd.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Both smile constantly, rather creepily. Their justification is that the cameras can pop up anytime.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Josee, a petite ice dancer, can lift heavy objects over her head in a rage.
  • Plot Armor: The Ice Dancers have come close to being eliminated a few times, but get spared due to being the Arc Villains of the season.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: In "Bahamarama" Jacques tells Josee not to sabotage the other contestants as they might get penalized for it.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Josee often holds back her anger and hides it behind a smile, before she unleashes it during an interview where she throws a tantrum.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The impulsive Josee is the red to Jacques' rational blue.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Josee is hellbent on getting back at Jacques for dropping her at the Olympics, even if it means hurting her teammates during challenges.
  • Running Gag: Their poor reactions to not getting first place. Then there's their reactions for not being treated properly when they do get first place.
  • Sanity Slippage: Josee got crazier and more villainous the longer the race went on. In "Dude Buggies", she believes that the Goths are vampires, despite Jacques saying otherwise.
  • Sarcastic Devotee: While he's willing to criticize her, Jacques is still completely willing to go along with Josee's antics.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: A darker version. Josee is often brash and impulsive while Jacques attempts to be the voice of reason.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Jacques has the highest pitched scream of any male character in the series.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Subverted. In "Bahamarama", Jacques has finally had enough of Josee's ill temper and threatens to quit on her; however, he doesn't follow through.
  • Second Place Is for Losers: As competitive ice dancers, they practically live and breathe this principle.
  • Serious Business: As Olympians, they treat getting the gold medal as such. When Dwayne says "Who cares about a dumb gold medal?", Jacques, usually the more rational of the Ice Dancers, wants to run him over for saying that.
  • She's Got Legs: They both have long legs that they show off via Jacques' polyester costume and Josee's Dangerously Short Skirt.
  • Sissy Villain: Jacques is this as he is one of the main antagonists of the season but he is a figure skater who had no trouble cross dressing, did a lot of girly screaming, and is very vain and effeminate as evidenced through his behavior in the season and especially in the Las Vegas magic trick challenge.
  • Skewed Priorities: In "My Way or Zimbabwe", they prioritize dumping the lava rock back in Hawaii over going to Zimbabwe. Had the leg not been a non-elimination round, the ice dancers would have been easily eliminated.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Despite being one of the antagonists, Josee is not immune to getting beaten and thrown around. She gets trampled by a bunch of komodo dragons, collides with a subway pillar while on a train, and gets crushed by a hot dog cart after getting eliminated.
  • Slasher Smile: They are quite fond of this, especially when they're hurting other teams, especially the Cadets.
  • Sore Loser: Josee doesn't react well to getting anything outside an first place finish. When she and Jacques are finally eliminated and ultimately place third, she goes berserk and starts destroying statues and hot dog carts in Central Park until Jacques clams her down.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Along with the Police Cadets, they are the most focused on pairing, placing no worse than third in the first eight episodes, and they're the Arc Villains of the first season.
  • Stepford Smiler: Josee, who seems to be Type 3.
  • Stupid Evil: They just can't resist sabotaging other teams despite all the penalties they receive from it.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: They're similar to Alejandro in World Tour in terms of being villains who hide their intentions behind smiles, and dominate the challenges with exceptional skill.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With the Police Cadets during the "The Shawshank Ridonc-tion". They then form a sketchy alliance in "Ca-noodling".
  • Terrified of Germs: Jacques is implied to be this, as he is repulsed by the slimy catfish in "Ca-Noodling" and clearly discomforted when Josee spits saliva on the window in the finale.
  • Trash Talk: Mainly reserved for the Police Cadets.
  • Troll: Jacques attempts to be one towards Josee in "How Deep Is Your Love" for the Russian pilot's slow enunciation, only for the former to get punched by the latter.
  • Twitchy Eye: Josee, any time she comes in anything worse than first place.
  • The Unfettered: Progressively becoming this over the course of the show, especially Josee. They have become so obsessed with 1st place, they will do absolutely anything to reach 1st place whether its backstabbing allies to sabotaging other teams.
  • Ungrateful Bitch:
    • Josee has totally forgotten when the Goths alerted them about the lava rock.
    • In "Bahamarama", she throws a coconut and knocks MacArthur over, just after the latter saved her life from dying in an enclosed space underwater. The Cadets, of course, call her out on it.
  • Unknown Rival: To the Goths after they start getting on their nerves. They view them as huge threats in need of targeting, while the Goths don't notice or care until the Goths learn that the Ice Dancers kidnapped Loki.
  • The Un-Smile: At best, their constant smiles are simply creepy. At their worst, it crosses over to Slasher Smile.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When Josee becomes angry, she gains monstrous strength and will trash all of her surroundings in a temper tantrum.
  • Vampire Hunter: Josee invokes this in "Dude Buggies", where believing the Goths to be vampires, and she tries to use bulbs of garlic and a wooden stake against them.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Josee completely LOSES IT when they are finally eliminated, coming in third behind the Cadets and Surfer Dudes in the final episode. She goes on a rampage and starts destroying statues and hot dog carts in Central Park. Jacques was a lot more accepting of defeat, and is able to quickly calm her down. They also tend not to take it very well when they come in something other than first. Coming in fourth makes Josee lose it.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: While they give each other a ton of crap (especially Josee towards Jacques), at the end of the day they're still partners.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Jacques when he wears the magician's assistant dress in "Dude Buggies".
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?:
    • Jacques thinks fish are disgusting and is terrified of reaching inside slimy catfish mouths in "Ca-noodling," saying that it's like giving his grandmother a foot rub.
    • Josee has severe claustrophobia, so naturally she's horrified when she realizes that she's the one who has to be lowered down the Kola Borehole in "How Deep Is Your Love."
  • Younger Than They Look: They could be mistaken for late twenties to early thirties, but Word of God reveals Jacques is 22 while Josee is 20.

    Geoff and Brody, Surfer Dudes 
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While Geoff has experience with reality shows from his time on Total Drama, Brody is new to this and so sometimes relies on his buddy to guide him. Both love surfing, chilling and being the best of friends.

Voiced by: Dan Petronijevic (Geoff) & Scott McCord (Brody)

See Total Drama Killer Bass for tropes specific to Geoff during his time on Total Drama.

  • All-Loving Hero: There isn't a single person they're not nice to, especially Geoff who is even friendly towards mean characters like Emma and Lorenzo. This trait shines brighter in "Ca-noodling" when they allow the Best Friends to overtake them. This causes them to be eliminated for coming last...until later on in "Last Tango to Buenos Aires" the Best Friends were unluckily forced to drop out and, due to a rule, return the favor by giving them another chance at the race in their place.
    • The closest they have ever come to being hostile is saying they were aware the Ice Dancers were messing with them, and even then they state they would keep playing it fair.
  • Amazon Chaser: Brody is attracted to MacArthur, likely for this reason. Unfortunately for him, she doesn't return his affection until the end of the Surfers ending.
  • Amusing Injuries: Brody is a living magnet for this, unlike Geoff.
  • Attack! Attack... Retreat! Retreat!: In "Got Venom" they run towards a bunch of komodo dragons that treed Sanders and MacArthur, only to run away and get treed themselves.
  • Balloon Belly: Brody gets one in "Bahamarama" as after the leaving the show he had filled the void of not asking MacArthur out, with burritos.
  • Big Damn Heroes: They arrive just in time to save Emma, whom they considered part of their 'alliance', from falling to her death in "Ca-Noodling".
  • Big Eater: Both of them easily finish their pork 'n beans first in "Little Bull on the Prairie".
  • The Bus Came Back: Due to a technicality in the rules, they are chosen as the team to replace Carrie and Devin as one of the final four teams after Devin was medically unable to continue.
  • Came Back Strong: After returning to the show, they manage to do pretty well in the challenges; if the ending where they win is counted, then they were the first to reach the last three chill zones.
  • Camp Straight: Geoff and Brody are not ashamed of doing non-masculine activities. Combined with the fact that Geoff loves cooking as shown in his time on Total Drama, Geoff and Brody both wear pink, and a lot of Ho Yay went on between them during the race. However, Geoff states that he is currently dating Bridgette and initially planned on taking her to the race and Brody developed a crush on MacArthur.
  • Cannot Tell Fiction from Reality: Both of them have this to an extent, thinking komodo dragons breathe fire. However Brody is an ever worse case, thinking MacArthur has a real pet unicorn and unsure if the Surfer Dudes were made of magic beans.
  • Catchphrase: "Boom!" accompanied by a fist-bump.
  • The Chew Toy: Brody, very much so.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Geoff plays this role for Brody on occasion.
  • Comfort Food: After he and Geoff were eliminated in "Ca-Noodling", Brody felt empty due to missing his chance to ask MacArthur out, so he filled that void with burritos, and ended up putting on some weight. Fortunately, he loses all that extra weight in the finale.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Both of them have their moments of this.
    • Brody might be slow most of the time but he still managed to survive being electrocuted constantly by a motor boat engine, albeit it took him an entire episode to recover. Later he wrestles a crocodile to make him cough up 6 catfish that he, Geoff, and their super team needed for a challenge, according to him and Geoff it wasn't the first time he had to do it either.
    • Their biggest moment is winning the million dollars when they come back after the Best Friends are forced to withdraw due to an injury. In their ending, not only do they win, they were the first to arrive at all of the last three chill zones.
  • The Ditz: They openly acknowledge they're not bright and probably the least intelligent team. Geoff's always been like this, but when compared to his time on Total Drama it appears as though he's lost most of his brain cells. Brody mentions that he was on the swim team for all six years of high school, meaning he was held back twice.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: What's a better ending than being eliminated, coming back, AND winning the race?
  • Establishing Character Moment: They compliment the Adversity Twins during the first Either/Or, setting them up as the nice guys of the race.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Geoff calls Brody a "human trash can" in "Bjorken Telephone", claiming that he will eat anything. Fortunately for Geoff, Brody was still in a catatonic state during the Icelandic feast challenge, allowing Geoff to feed Brody without any resistance.
    Geoff: Brody's got the tastebuds of a dude who doesn't have any tastebuds.
  • Flanderization: Geoff. See Took a Level in Dumbass.
  • Flat Character: Geoff has a lot less character complexity when compared to his time on Total Drama, being reduced to idiot surfer dude, while Brody doesn't fare much better with a near identical personality. The only plot they received was Brody's crush on MacArthur, and their friendship being challenged due to the Ice Dancers' manipulation, otherwise they largely stayed as background characters which makes them being finalists all the more noticeable and odd.
  • Formerly Fit: Brody really let himself go with burritos after they were eliminated. This is subverted in "A Million Ways to Lose a Million Dollars" when he somehow loses all those extra lbs.
  • Fun Personified: They're all about having a good time.
  • Genius Ditz: Brody starts to become a lot more helpful in the last challenges of the competition.
  • Glomp: When they come in first, the two embrace and sometimes include Don, who doesn't really like it.
  • Groin Attack: In "Brazilian Pain Forest", Brody follows after Geoff when they swing across a canyon on a vine. Brody ends up swinging groin first into the edge of the cliff that Geoff had no problem landing on. Geoff seemed to be oblivious to how much pain Brody was in.
  • Harmless Electrocution: When their boat's motor dies, Geoff realizes that Brody touching the wires got the motor working again. When they finally reach their destination, Brody was charred black. It's subverted in the next episode where Brody is near catatonic from being electrocuted.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Their friendship purposely invokes a bromance, with Brody once saying he'd marry Geoff all over again after the Bridal Carry challenge in Hawaii. Even some of the other characters get in on the fun, with Don acting like an emotional wedding guest as the boys celebrate winning first place in "Hawaiian Honeyruin" and Noah implying that he wouldn't be surprised if he saw them kissing each other in "Maori or Less". Their original team label was even gonna be the Bromance Bros.
  • Hidden Depths: Brody seems to have some confidence issues, since he tends to break down when he's struggling and fears that he'll be the reason that he and Geoff get eliminated.
  • History Repeats:
    • Brody's injury in "None Down, Eighteen To Go - Part 1" is very similar to Geoff's in "Up The Creek". Then it happens to Brody again in the finale, and he recovers by eating the same banana he got in the first episode.
    • A subversion: This isn't the first time Geoff came in 6th place... but it is the first time he came back.
  • Keet: They're enthusiastic about pretty much everything.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The good kind. Their good sportsmanship in letting the Best Friends continue in the race instead of them allows them to return after "Last Tango in Buenos Aires" when Carrie decides to replace them after Devin is gravely injured.
  • Lovable Jock: Geoff and Brody are very affable guys.
  • Magnetic Hero: They make friends very easily and get along well with most of the other teams.
  • Manchild: Both Geoff and Brody are shown to be this in the race through their immature behavior as shown in the Transylvania leg of the race.
  • Meaningful Name: How fitting is it that a guy named Brody shares such a close bromance with Geoff?
  • Mistaken for Gay: Geoff and Brody's friendship is so close that some other teams think that they are a couple. Its implied to have happened to them in "Māori Or Less: when Noah implies that he wouldn't be surprised if he saw Geoff and Brody kiss each other, which is odd because Noah should clearly know that Geoff and Bridgette are currently dating.
  • Nice Guy: They're both very friendly and are happy to help out the other teams.
  • Nice Guys Finish Last: Averted. The power of nice lead the Surfers to victory!
  • Ow, My Body Part!: Brody after his calf cramped. Both times.
  • Platonic Declaration of Love: They celebrate victories by yelling a variations of "I love you!" and "I love you too!" at each other while hugging. After the honeymoon challenge, Brody tosses "I'd marry you all over again!" into the mix.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: One of the season's funnier teams.
  • The Power of Friendship: They believe in this, and consider it to be the only tactic they need.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Both of them literally wear the color and are unembarrassed by things that are perceived as non-masculine.
  • Satellite Character: Despite being the team that ended up interacting with the most characters, they never had a major storyline and just went through the race doing their own thing.
  • Ship Tease: Brody has developed a crush on MacArthur. She's flattered by it, and tells him to call her in the ending where the Surfers win. Though fittingly, she doesn't acknowledge him in the ending when the Cadets win.
  • Static Character: Much like a few other teams in the series, Geoff & Brody end their time in the race with no real progression or growth as characters. As mentioned above, this is particularly glaring considering how they made it as far as the Final 2.
  • Surfer Dude: Their team label.
  • Skewed Priorities: In "Dude Buggies", despite finishing the dune buggy challenge in record time, they decide to play around with dune buggy more, which drops them from first to fifth.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Brody, but Geoff also has his moments.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Geoff was never the sharpest tool in the shed, but seeing his behavior here is quite jarring compared to when he was last seen in World Tour where he was at his smartest. He's also arguably dumber here than in Island.
  • Transplant: Geoff returns from Total Drama.
  • True Companions: So much so that when the Ice Dancers tried to turn them against each other, it only strengthened their friendship.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Brody has a fear of sharks.
  • The World Is Just Awesome: Since they're both Fun Personified they get pumped up about anything and everything. Bungee jumping? Awesome. Dune buggies? Awesome. Wading through a river filled with crocodiles and oversized catfish? Awesome.
    Brody: (wiping away a tear) Our lives are just... so awesome.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: In "Ca-noodling", Don plays with their feelings by telling them they're still in the race despite being the last ones at the chill zone... When they do cross the zone, he then says they're eliminated and even explains it was all for television drama. That is, until they get brought back a few episodes later.

    Dwayne and Junior, Father and Son 
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Bumbling dad Dwayne and his often exasperated son Dwayne Jr. are in the race both to win and to score some bonding time together. Dwayne means well but is cursed with bad luck and his own air-headed moments. It's often his son, who despite being the youngest contestant is more than wise beyond his years, helping him out of whatever muddle he's fallen in to.

Voiced by: Neil Crone (Dwayne) & Jacob Ewaniuk (Junior)

  • Adorkable: Junior's attempts to show how much of a "man" he is can come off as this, likewise Dwayne's attempts to be cool with the younger and hipper contestants can come off as endearingly awkward as well.
  • Adult Fear:
    • They ended up separated in Zimbabwe and Dwayne was horrified. Especially at the fact that Junior could have been eaten by a lion.
    • Dwayne also reacts angrily when a man grabs Junior in "Shawshank Ridonc-tion" (it was just a prison guard, but they didn't know that at the time).
      "Get your hands off my kid!"
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Dwayne has a tendency to unintentionally embarrass his son in front of other people.
  • Bear Hug: Dwayne pulls Junior into one when they reunite at the end of "My Way or Zimbabwe". The hug knocks Junior off his feet, but he reciprocates all the same.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Junior has large black eyebrows that don't match his hair.
  • Born Lucky: As if to balance out Dwayne's supernaturally terrible luck, the team as a whole have benefited from other teams' misfortunes on several occasions or Junior doing the work for them.
  • Born Unlucky: Dwayne might very well be cursed. He gets injured in every episode, messes up the challenges, and keeps unintentionally offending others which result in him getting scolded or attacked.
  • Bumbling Dad: Dwayne screws up so many times, he and Junior are lucky to get as far as they have.
  • Butt-Monkey: Dwayne, who is extremely disliked in-universe, due to his horrid luck and lack of tact.
  • Camera Abuse: Dwayne accidentally punched the confessional camera in "Mediterranean Homesick Blues".
  • Character Development: Their relationship steadily improves during the course of the season, as Dwayne learns to start treating his son like an adult while Junior starts to look past his dad's bumbling exterior and enjoy his company. This is bookended with their introduction and elimination clips: In the former, Dwayne forces enthusiasm while Junior ignores him and scowls at the camera. In the latter, they're laughing and making plans to binge-watch Pahkitew Island together.
  • Children Are Innocent: More that they're level-headed in Junior's case. The worst thing he does is yell at his dad when Dwayne was being uncooperative in a challenge. Considering the franchise he's in though, his decency is honestly exceptional.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Junior. Best exemplified when Dwayne proudly talks about trying to make an alliance with Kelly and Taylor in the confessional.
    Junior: Have you met them?!
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Dwayne might be dim, but he's absolutely right when he points out to Kelly that her behavior enables Taylor to be a Spoiled Brat.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: The two eventually start to like each other more after a rocky start. They take this to heart after being eliminated.
  • Elevator Buttons Mash: Dwayne accidentally did this in the first episode, so he & Junior just took the stairs.
  • Embarrassing Tattoo: Dwayne gets a chin tattoo in order to appear cool to Junior. Unfortunately, Junior reveals it's a tattoo for women. Almost nobody takes Dwayne seriously for the rest of the race.
  • Expy: Dwayne is based on Clark Griswold.
  • Face Palm: Junior frequently does this in response to his father's antics.
  • Foreshadowing: In "None Down, Nineteen to Go - Part 2", Junior mentions that he doesn't pay attention to Dwayne's stories or advice. In "My Way or Zimbabwe", this causes him to misremember what he's supposed to do if he gets lost.
    Dwayne: The family rule is if you get separated, go back to the last place you saw each other.
    (later, when Junior is talking to another team)
    Junior: My dad says the family rule is if you get separated, go to your destination.
  • The Glomp: When they get eliminated in "Little Bull on the Prairie", Dwayne begins to sigh in disappointment but is interrupted by Junior tackle-hugging him.
  • Good Parents: Despite being a Bumbling Dad, Dwayne always looks out for Junior's best interest, always volunteering to take on the more dangerous challenges in his place.
  • Honor Before Reason: In the second leg of "Hawaiian Honeyruin" one contestant is required to wear a grass skirt while their partner carries them over hot coals. Junior refuses to wear the skirt (because he knows his schoolmates will see) despite Dwayne pointing out that it's the less painful option.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Pretty much any time Dwayne talks to someone other than Junior, he winds up being this.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Dwayne gets injured almost every episode, but so far hasn't taken any lasting damage.
  • Just a Kid: Junior is often on the receiving end of this.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In the Iceland leg, Dwayne accidentally steals the Vegans' fossil and ends up getting "cursed" by Laurie despite trying to return the fossil to them. In the following episode, the fossil shatters on the airport runway and its shards pierce the wheels of the plane Dwayne and Junior are on, causing it to fall behind the second place plane that the Vegans are on.
  • The Load: Dwayne's age and bad luck make him a burden at times.
  • Love at First Sight: Junior gets a crush on Carrie immediately after meeting her.
  • Nice Hat: Junior wears a backwards red cap.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Junior's appearance is reminiscent of Justin Bieber.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: Dwayne, so many times.
    • While trying to recite a travel phrase in "Bjorken Telephone", Dwayne somehow manages to say something offensive in Icelandic — which earns him an angry slap from the local.
      Junior: What did you even say to her?
      Dwayne: I have no idea!
    • In "Hello and Dubai", while conversing with Kelly, he implies that Taylor is a Spoiled Brat. However, judging by Kelly's reaction and how Taylor treats her, it's true.
    • In "My Way or Zimbabwe", Dwayne runs into the last place Ice Dancers while searching for Junior. While their conversation is surprisingly civil at first, the moment he says "Who cares about a dumb gold medal?" the Ice Dancers take it personally and try to run him over.
  • One Steve Limit: Both father and son are named Dwayne, but the younger is called Junior to avert this problem.
    • Speaking of which, Junior could be referred to as "DJ", but of course there already is a DJ in the series.
  • Only Sane Man: Amidst the hostility, quirks and rocky relationship troubles of the other contestants, Junior's mostly just a friendly kid who keeps to himself.
  • Overprotective Dad: Dwayne wraps Junior in more than a dozen life-jackets before they perform the waterfall challenge in "My Way or Zimbabwe".
  • Precocious Crush: Junior has a crush on Carrie and was planning to ask her out until Devin informed him that she doesn't date "younger men".
    Devin: But hey, give it a couple years. She might change her mind.
  • Sleep Mask: Dwayne was seen wearing a dark gray one while he was sleeping in the plane in "The Shawshank Ridonction". Its most likely because he has trouble sleeping on planes without it.
  • So Proud of You:
    • Junior after his dad got the Travel Tip from the sharks in "Mediterranean Homesick Blues".
    • Dwayne said this after Junior handed the camera to Don in "My Way or Zimbabwe", securing them a 10th place finish exactly one spot ahead of the Ice Dancers.
  • Teens Are Short: Justified, since Junior is the youngest of the contestants at 13 years old, even younger than the first-generation Island cast, who entered the show at 16.
  • Tempting Fate: At the start of their final episode, Dwayne admits in a confessional that even if they were to lose, he appreciates the time he got to spend with his son. Junior ends up freaking out and tells his dad that he's jinxing them. Sure enough, they get eliminated next.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Dwayne, again. Instead of safely skewering a scorpion with a stick, he tries picking one by hand. The task giver there saves him from getting pinched...but his blind overconfidence gets the better of him and he does it again, this time getting every scorpion to pinch his hand and leave him stupefied for the rest of the episode.
  • Unknown Rival: After he gives her parenting advice, Kelly gets angry and wants revenge. Aside from not wanting an alliance with her, Dwayne never notices.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Dwayne is goofy and overestimates his own competence. Junior tries constantly to get his dad to listen to reason.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Despite his age, Junior is one of the most rational and level headed characters in the cast.

    Sanders and MacArthur, Police Cadets 
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A pair of Action Girl trainee cops who are as different as night and day but still manage to work well together. While MacArthur is hot-blooded, hot-headed and fiercely driven, Sanders is much calmer and acts as the team's conscience and voice of reason.

Voiced by: Nicole Stamp (Sanders) & Evany Rosen (MacArthur)

  • Acrofatic: MacArthur is really agile despite her size.
  • Action Girl: Both of them.
  • Anti-Hero: MacArthur can resort to questionable means, and can often be quite rude, but usually remains on the good side. Although there are times when she crosses over to ...
  • Anti-Villain: There are times when MacArthur's tendency to bend rules goes too far, and she can come off as being just as devious and manipulative as Josee (if not more). This is best seen in "Ca-Noodling" where it's shown she is Not So Different from her Arch-Enemy and joins in sabotaging the other teams.
  • Arch-Enemy: MacArthur dislikes the Ice Dancers from the very beginning, finding their permanent smiles creepy and suspicious, but it becomes personal once they intentionally knock Sanders over during the foot race to the Don Box in Transylvania. Sanders initially disapproves of this, worried that focusing too much on one particular team will cut down their efficiency, but changes her viewpoint in "Shawshank Ridonc-tion", where the Ice Dancers abandon the Cadets during the first leg and then betray them in the second. From then onwards the conflict escalates to a full out war of them Trash Talking and trying to eliminate each other every second episode.
    MacArthur: I warned you about those dirty, lousy, no good, ice-for-brains JERKS!
    Sanders: You did, and you were right. We're never playing nice with them again!
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Sanders is usually the more civil and rational one of the duo; however, when angered or motivated, she can be quite effective.
  • Big Eater: MacArthur relishes the opportunity to eat a big vat of pork 'n beans for free. Sanders attempts to eat her share of the pot so they won't get penalized, but MacArthur tells her to get her own pot.
  • Black Best Friend: Sanders to MacArthur. Unlike most of the other teams, they were already partners well before the race.
  • Blush Stickers: MacArthur has the non-romantic variant.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Sanders
  • Brains and Brawn: Sanders is the brains to MacArthur's brawn.
  • Bully and Wimp Pairing: To an extent. The brash and impulsive MacArthur drags the more logical and sensible Sanders into her schemes. However, towards the final stretch, Sanders becomes more assertive.
  • By-the-Book Cop: Sanders, who wishes to win the competition without breaking any laws.
  • Call-Back: In one episode MacArthur reveals she's trained her nose in order to replace the police dogs who sniff out fruit smugglers at the border, later she reveals she faked her way into the police academy and actually was a fruit smuggler, herself.
  • Canon Welding: When she was six, MacArthur had a babysitter named Jen Masterson.
  • Catchphrase: MacArthur has "Nailed it!"
  • Character Development:
    • MacArthur starts developing beginning with "How Deep is Your Love"; after her recklessness injures Sanders, she starts putting their friendship above the competition and learns to respect Sanders as a partner rather than an asset. This reaches its pinnacle in "A Million Ways to Lose a Million Dollars" where MacArthur admits Sanders was the tough one while she's the sidekick.
    • Sanders mans up and grows a spine when she learns to stand up against MacArthur when the latter goes too far. She's become far less of a pushover than she was when the show started.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: MacArthur somehow managed to train herself to smell hidden objects so that she'd be able to catch anyone who tries to smuggle oranges across the border.
  • Chekhov's Skill: As revealed in "A Million Ways to Lose a Million Dollars", Sanders can do a perfect imitation of a police siren, something she admitted to have practiced just in case, thinking she'd never get to do it on the show.
  • Code of Honour: Both of them possess one. It becomes important in "Bahamarama" when it leads MacArthur to rescues her Arch-Enemy Josee from dying in a Save the Villain moment.
  • Competition Freak: MacArthur to a degree, who cannot resist turning down a challenge, even when it's farting. Especially when it's farting.
  • Contralto of Danger: Both women.
  • Control Freak: Sanders describes MacArthur as one in "Brazilian Pain Forest", where she stubbornly insists on using her bare hands to break the coconuts even when Sanders offers her a hammer.
  • Cowboy Cop: When Sanders says she doesn't want to break any international laws, MacArthur says she's okay with breaking a few. She's pretty aggressive and is willing to be quite pragmatic to overcoming challenges. In "Got Venom", she confesses that she's done a lot of illegal stuff that will probably get her fired after the race is over.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Sanders, although it's mostly just directed at MacArthur.
  • Determinator: In "El Bunny Supremo", after Sanders tells MacArthur that the Ice Dancers got hit with a ten minute penalty, MacArthur carries her uncooperative burro to the Chill Zone. Sanders then gets to show this in the final round, after their clue falls down a sewer drain, she outright breaks the cast on her left arm and twists her own broken bones, sticking her arm down the drain and snatching their clue, which, coupled with MacArthur carrying a now unconscious Sanders towards Don, manages to finally get their rivals, the Ice Dancers, eliminated.
  • Disqualification-Induced Victory: They won the Mexico leg because of Jacques & Josee arriving without their burros.
  • Drives Like Crazy:
    • MacArthur does so when she drives the taxi in Paris.
    • The same can be said for Sanders when she takes the wheel in "A Million Ways To Lose A Million Dollars", where she promptly states she learns from the master, meaning MacArthur.
  • Dungeon Bypass: In "Shawshank Ridonc-tion", MacArthur breaks out of prison by pulling the bars right out of the wall. The challenge was to escape prison, but the cells were equipped with trap doors and secret tunnels. She decided to literally just break out of prison.
  • Enemy Mine:
    • They briefly form a truce with the Ice Dancers in "Shawshank Ridonc-tion" when they are locked in prison together after using boomerangs on each other.
    • They are forced to do so again in "Ca-Noodling" during a super team challenge that involves three teams, though this time it's more of an example of Teeth-Clenched Teamwork, as Josee and MacArthur argue and fight throughout the challenge. When they finally decide to cooperate, they realize they're Not So Different and join forces to sabotage the other team. Sanders describes this as an "Axis of Evil".
  • Evil Laugh: Gives one in "Ca-Noodling" when she joins forces with Josee to sabotage the other teams.
  • Expy: Of Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock's characters from The Heat.
  • Fat and Skinny: MacArthur and Sanders, respectively.
  • Fat Bastard: MacArthur is this to an extent.
  • Flashed-Badge Hijack: MacArthur frequently does this to steal vehicles from bystanders to use in the race.
  • Gasshole: Farts are pretty Serious Business to MacArthur. She's quite proud of her farts and eagerly jumps at the chance to upstage anyone else's farts (human or animal) with her own. After seeing Spud light a fart on fire up on stage in Finland, she says she wouldn't have lost on her first attempt if she knew they were fair game.
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: Their main shtick. Sanders is the good cop, MacArthur is the bad cop. MacArthur lampshades it in Paris where she states she's going bad cop.
  • Good Is Not Nice: MacArthur is a perfect example, as part of her "bad cop" shtick.
  • Graceful Loser: Although MacArthur admits that losing was embarrassing, they accept their defeat to the Surfer Dudes. Despite their loss, they can still take solace in beating out the Ice Dancers.
  • Grew a Spine: In "How Deep is your Love", Sanders finally gets tired of MacArthur treating her like a crash test dummy, and when MacArthur severely injures her, she firmly stands up for herself and takes charge of the team.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: MacArthur is very easy to anger.
    • This was played with in "Mediterranean Homesick Blues" where she becomes aggressive in the space of a second.
    • In "El Bunny Supremo" it's also revealed she was nicknamed "the Volcano" at the academy, for this very reason.
  • Handicapped Badass: In "How Deep is Your Love", Sanders ends up paying the price for MacArthur's recklessness, and breaks her arm after falling into the shaft. However, she chooses to stay in the race despite her injury, but makes it very clear that MacArthur must listen to her now. She is seen with her arm in a cast for the remainder of the race.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Macarthur and Sanders' relationship is described as this. Even though they do fight and bicker occasionally, they still care about each other. Macarthur cares about Sanders a lot that she would carry Sanders on her shoulders whenever Sanders cannot continue running.
  • Hypocritical Humor: MacArthur loses her attraction to Brody after he gained weight, saying that her ideal man has to be fit. Sanders called her out on her Double Standard.
  • Jerk Jock: Downplayed, MacArthur can come off as rude and mean due to her competitive nature, but deep down she still has a code of honor.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite MacArthur's obnoxious nature, she still cares for her partner and will not abandon her. This is best shown in "How Deep is Your Love", where MacArthur's over competitive nature ends up getting Sanders' arm broken. MacArthur shows a lot of regret over her actions, and displays sympathy for Sanders for the first time, rather than viewing her like an asset as she usually does.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: MacArthur owns a cat...that she wanted to call through one allowed phone call over letting Sanders call her sick grandmother.
  • The Lad-ette: MacArthur takes farting seriously and generally gets along with mostly males.
  • Last-Name Basis: The only contestants to be referred by their surnames. Word of God stated that they weren't given first names but this was averted by MacArthur revealing that her last name is an alias and her real name is Valentina Escobar. This makes MacArthur the 10th contestant in Total Drama history to have their full name revealed in canon.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: MacArthur and Sanders occasionally have such spats due to them having different philosophies of law and their personalities.
  • The Load: Played with. Because of her impulsiveness, MacArthur occasionally thinks of Sanders as one. However, Sanders is far away from being a Load; it's just that MacArthur is so dominating that Sanders rarely ever has a chance to act for herself.
  • Lovely Angels: Their whole schtick.
  • Manipulative Bitch: MacArthur loves messing with people's minds — a skill she attributes to psychology lessons at the academy.
  • Ms. Fanservice: MacArthur shows off her butt pretty often in the last episodes of the season.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: MacArthur realizes how much of a jerk she is to Sanders after her brash negligence sends Sanders falling down a seven mile deep shaft. Sanders broke her arm, and they came in last place. Fortunately, it was a non-elimination round, but Sanders is done with her antics, and won't let her step out of line anymore.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: In "Bahamarama", MacArthur helps her mortal enemy Josee get out of the underwater cavern by sharing her oxygen. Once they're above ground, Josee throws a coconut at the Cadets, knocking MacArthur down to slow them down.
  • No Inside Voice: MacArthur almost always yells. In "Ca-Noodling", after MacArthur scares the fish off with her voice, Sanders specifically points this out.
    Sanders: Maybe you could try not yelling for once?
  • No One Gets Left Behind: MacArthur's attitude towards Sanders. She often carries her when she gets incapacitated or worn out. Sanders eventually returns the favor in "Bahamarama".
  • The Nose Knows: MacArthur was able to identify the type of cheese in the Parisian Catacombs and then find the exit by sniffing. She claims that she developed this ability in order to work border patrols.
  • Not So Different: Josee to MacArthur; both have an extremely devious streak and need their partners to hold them back at times.
  • Old Shame: In-Universe. Sanders' biggest regret was that a local burger restaurant forgot to charge her for some fries and she didn't go back to pay for them when she found out. Meanwhile, MacArthur has enough misdeeds to get her expelled from the academy.
  • One of the Boys: While riding on a cart being pulled by a gassy donkey, MacArthur laughs along with the Surfers and Rockers, while Sanders just seems annoyed.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: In "Bahamarama", this is in part MacArthur's reason for saving Josee. The Cadets just barely beat out the Ice Dancers at the midpoint Chill Zone in the finale.
    MacArthur: (to Josee) If anything is going to take you out of this race, it's going to be me.
  • Only Sane Woman: Sanders is usually one of the more level headed contestants. This is especially true with the "Axis of Evil" alliance with the Ice Dancers and Daters.
  • Over-the-Shoulder Carry: MacArthur frequently carries Sanders using this method. Sanders returns the favor in "Bahamarama" after MacArthur gets knocked over by Josee.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The reckless, aggressive MacArthur is the red, to the calmer, more rational Sanders' blue. Ironically, both of them wear blue police uniforms.
  • Revenge Before Reason: In "Little Bull on the Prairie", in order to get back at the Ice Dancers, MacArthur slams her pickup truck into theirs and sends all of them tumbling off a cliff, risking her own life as well as that of Sanders.
  • Running Gag: MacArthur and glutes, whether her own or how other people (especially Sanders) need to use their's more.
  • Salt and Pepper: MacArthur is the Salt to Sanders' Pepper.
  • Save the Villain: In "Bahamarama", MacArthur cannot bring herself to leave Josee behind, and shares her oxygen with her Arch-Enemy and helps her to escape.
  • Ship Tease: While it's not entirely shown if MacArthur returns the feeling, she is flattered by Brody's crush on her.
    • Fans, on the other hand, tend to think the ship-teasing regarding more on her and Sanders.
  • Smash Sisters: Despite their occasional bickering, they've been through a lot together and have each other's backs.
  • So Proud of You: MacArthur expresses pride in Sanders whenever she is forced to use Bad Cop strategies, even on MacArthur herself.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: They're heavily focused on in almost every episode, especially due to MacArthur's rivalry with Josee.
  • Squick: In-Universe. When Sanders uses her broken arm without the cast to reach for a tip in a sewer drain, MacArthur is understandably disgusted by her rash decision.
  • Stout Strength: MacArthur, she even claims that she's basically 80 percent glutes by this point.
  • Straight Man: Sanders serves as this to the more wild, impulsive MacArthur.
  • Super Strength: MacArthur nonchalantly breaks out of the prison in "Shawshank Ridonc-tion" by pulling the prison bars out of the wall. She is also able to carry a burro on her back all the way to the finish line, and beat up a huge bull.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute:
    • Both of them share characteristic from Brick, with the disciplined "cadet" stereotype, and the "leave no man behind" attitude. "MacArthur" even sounds like Brick's surname, "McArthur".
    • MacArthur is bossy, aggressively competitive, and surprisingly physically fit, exactly like Jo from Revenge of the Island, with her treatment of Sanders mirroring how Jo treats Brick.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With the Ice Dancers during the "The Shawshank Ridonc-tion". They then form a sketchy alliance in "Ca-noodling".
  • This Is Unforgivable!: MacArthur doesn't like letting go of anything bad that ever happened to her, so much that she still hasn't forgiven her babysitter for not feeding her dessert when she was six, and has been actively plotting revenge since then. On a related note, said babysitter is called by her full name: Jen Masterson.
  • Token Good Teammate: For "Axis of Evil" along with Ryan
  • Tomboyish Baseball Cap: MacArthur always wear one and she is the more Masculine of the two girls.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: MacArthur the Tomboy to Sanders' girly girl, although Sanders is more of a Tomboy with a Girly Streak.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: MacArthur
  • Troll: MacArthur is often one, especially to Sanders, and does things like giving her a ticket for "excessive complaining".
  • Trash Talk: Both of them, but MacArthur in particular. It's mostly reserved for the Ice Dancers, but other teams get a dose occasionally.
  • Tsundere: MacArthur can switch from jolly to aggressive at a moment's notice.
  • Victory by Endurance: MacArthur gets chased by an angry rhino, but ends up outrunning it and continuing to the point where the rhino gets too exhausted to continue.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: They have each other's backs but are not above trading insults and snark.
  • Youthful Freckles: Sanders has them.
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    Chet and Lorenzo, Stepbrothers 
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Two stepbrothers who loathe each other more than anything else. Their newly married parents entered them in the race in the hopes it would help them get along.

Voiced by: Darren Frost (Chet) & Carlos Díaz (Lorenzo)

  • Acrofatic: Chet, thanks to his gymnastics classes.
  • Adorkable: They show shades of this after they become friends.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Lorenzo. Word of God says he's Italian.
  • Arch-Enemy: An interesting case in that they're each other's archenemies at least until they learn to get along after finding common ground.
  • Berserk Button: Chet got angry and attacked Lorenzo when the latter called the former's mom and his own father jerks for forcing the two teens to go on the show together.
  • Big, Stupid Doodoo-Head: Their insults towards one another are very immature, one of which is Chet calling Lorenzo a "poo head".
  • Book Dumb: Blatantly obvious when they can't tell the difference between an albino rabbit (after seeing a photo of it) and a kangaroo.
  • Butt-Monkey: Not as much as Dwayne or Brody, but they're still pretty unlucky.
  • Commonality Connection: It's obvious to everyone else that they're both geeky Man Children, but they only realize how many interests they share after getting locked in a cell together forces them to actually talk to each other instead of just volleying insults.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Shawshank Ridonc-tion" and "Down and Outback" feature the Stepbrothers more extensively as they reconcile and go from worst enemies to best friends.
  • A Death in the Limelight: Prior to their eliminations, their screen time is vastly extended in the last two episodes they're in.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: They get eliminated in "Down and Outback", but by then they've become best friends, which was what their parents hoped them entering the race would achieve.
  • Enemy Mine: They're initially bitter enemies who have been forced to work together against their will by their parents. During the early episodes they're more focused on insulting or fighting rather than partaking in the game, and it's a wonder how they managed to get the complete all the challenges. This changes in "Shawshank Ridonc-tion" where they finally discover they share the same interests, come up with the same ideas, and finally learn to work together.
  • Expy: Of Brennan Huff and Dale Doback, albeit much younger.
  • Fat and Skinny: Chet is the fat to Lorenzo's skinny.
  • Fan Disservice: Chet wears a coconut bra in Hawaii; he likely did it just to troll Lorenzo.
  • Flat Character: They do nothing except fight and yell at each other. By the time they make up and show off more character traits, they end up eliminated.
  • Geek: They're both obsessed with video games, which is one of the factors that allow them to have their Earn Your Happy Ending moment.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Chet, according to Word of God. It is showcased when Lorenzo called their parents jerks, and Chet pushes Lorenzo telling him, "Don't call my mom a jerk, jerk!"
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Chet and Lorenzo's relationship evolves into this during the Australia legs of the race as they realized that they got more in common with each other than they previously thought.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Chet is actually competent at gymnastics, much to the surprise of Lorenzo.
    • Lorenzo claims that he knows karate, although we have yet to see him in action. However, according to Word of God, he's not very good at it.
    • Despite hating each other, they managed to make it almost halfway through the race without ever being in danger of elimination.
  • Jerkass: They're mean and rude, even to other teams.
  • Leitmotif: They came up with their own theme song.
    We're the Stepbrothers, the Stepbrothers!
  • Locked in a Room: Getting locked up in Geelong Prison helps the Stepbrothers to bury the hatchet.
  • Mama's Boy: Chet; insulting his mother is one of his major Berserk Buttons.
  • Manchild: Word of God says they're 17 years old, but the two act really immature. Junior asks how old they are after hearing one of their arguments. Even after they become friends, they still act like overgrown kids who role-play their imagination.
  • Master of None: According to Word of God, Chet is completely average in every field.
  • Not So Different: In "Shawshank Ridonc-tion" they discover that they have similar interests and become friends.
  • Odd Friendship: They befriend the friendlier and more laid-back Rockers while both teams are walking home after their double-elimination in "Down and Outback".
  • Satellite Character: Both of them have virtually no purpose other than to bicker and fight with each other, aside from the occasional one-time conversation with another character, or hanging with the Rockers in their elimination episode.
  • Shout-Out: The design on Chet's shirt resembles Avenged Sevenfold's Skull Bat logo.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Step-sibling in this case.
  • Sibling Team: Or rather, a step-sibling team.
  • The Slacker: Both of them.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: According to Word of God, Lorenzo has no skills or abilities to match his attitude.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: While all of the other teams can get along to some degree, they absolutely hate each other. However, in Australia, they eventually learn to get along.
  • Too Dumb to Live:
    • For the first twelve episodes, they were more focused on insulting and beating each other up that one is forced to wonder how exactly were they able to last for as long as they did without being in danger of elimination.
    • In "Down and Outback", they mistake a kangaroo for an albino rabbit and waste time chasing it instead of doing the challenge or looking for the real albino. They end up being the last team to reach the Chill Zone and are sent home alongside the Rockers.
  • Troll: They do this to one another until they learn to get along.
  • Tsundere: When things go right because they worked together (between insults), they can't bring themselves to accept the truth.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: They become this by the time of "Shawshank Ridonc-tion", where they find out they're not so different after all and finally learn to get along.
  • Volleying Insults: Pretty much any conversation they have consists of this before they learn to get along.

    Tom and Jen, Fashion Bloggers 
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Flamboyant fashion bloggers who love to look good and start new trends.

Voiced by: Jeff Geddis (Tom) & Ashley Botting (Jen)

  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Jen has a rather piercing scream; in "Bjorken Telephone", her screaming shatters a camera.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Sure, they lost, but both of them were able to strengthen their bonds after having a fall out about who's the main contributor to their blog in their elimination episode, Tom manages to make his Nice Hat popular with Don, and Jen starts to support Tom a lot more after the gymnastic event. They also got to shop for clothes in Paris during a midnight special sale, which was a dream come true for them, and party with a prince on a yacht.
  • The Fashionista: Both, as to be expected of fashion bloggers.
  • Hidden Depths: Jen is very skilled at gymnastics. Unfortunately, it was Tom who had to do a gymnastics challenge.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Tom is one of the taller contestants, while Jen is one of the shortest.
  • I Broke a Nail: Jen breaks three to be precise when being carried in a coffin by Tom.
  • Neat Freak: Tom is implied to be one of those. In the first episode, he refuses to wear an unsanitized helmet and in the second episode, he tries to not get stains on his shirt while eating the Moroccan stew.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: According to Tom, Jen only lets her hairstylist touch her hair.
  • Older Than They Look: Word of God reveals Tom is 24 and Jen is 22, even though they look like teenagers.
  • One Head Taller: Jen only comes up to Tom's shoulders.
  • One Steve Limit: Tom shares his name with the guy from Courtney's audition video.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Despite only being co-runners of a blog, they absolutely adore each other and are in the running with the Goths for the most closely knit team. However, they have zero sexual attraction to each other.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Tom, particularly after seeing sharks in the south of France.
  • Security Cling: When they're crossing the sky deck.
  • Skewed Priorities:
    • In "French Is an Eiffel Language", they take their time shopping in Parisian clothing stores rather than rush the taxi driver to get the tire fixed.
    • In "Bjorken Telephone", Jen was more concerned with her top than her safety while crossing the geyser field.
      Jen: Geysers are hot water; this top is cold wash only. Nobody told there would be real danger!
  • Squee!: Both of them give off a particularly annoying one when learn that they was going to Paris.
  • Static Character: Despite not lasting that long by only ranking 14th place, they didn't really receive any significant development or storyline and had limited outside interactions.
  • Sunglasses at Night: Jen due to having sunglasses as part of her default design. She wears them even during night challenges like in Transylvania.
  • Valley Girl: Jen speaks with this accent.
  • Who Writes This Crap?!: Apparently they wrote their introduction themselves, which causes this reaction from Don.
  • Worth It: In "Mediterranean Homesick Blues", they get penalized because they came to Calanque de Maubois on a yacht instead of by train as instructed. However, they shrug it off, saying they got to party with the Prince of Monaco on a yacht and that Don's just jealous.

    Rock and Spud, Rockers 
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A pair of rather dimwitted rockers who share a strong friendship, to the extent where Rock is usually the only one who can get Spud to react to outside stimuli at all.

Voiced by: Carlos Díaz (Rock) & Carter Hayden (Spud)

  • Air Guitar:
    • Rock often does this whenever they successfully complete a challenge.
    • Spud's air guitar skills lands them first place in "I Love Ridonc & Roll".
  • Basement-Dweller: Although they don't match the stereotype, they literally live in their parents' basements.
  • Berserk Button: Spud's laziness and incompetence could really get under Rock's skin sometimes. It inspired more frustration than outright anger, though.
  • Big Eater: Spud's mom describes him as a "light eater" - when the light comes on, he starts eating.
  • Buffy Speak: Rock talks like this a lot, often using sound effects to describe his feelings at the moment.
  • Character Development: After losing a non-elimination leg, Spud realizes that he can't just put all the responsibility on Rock's shoulders and starts trying to be a better partner.
  • Character Tic: Rock strums an Air Guitar every time he completes a challenge.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Their air guitar skills earned them first place in Finland.
  • Cool Pet: Spud has a pet snake.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: The double elimination that sent them home wasn't announced until after they had reached the Chill Zone and narrowly avoided last place.
  • Delayed Reaction: Rock is able to take full advantage of Spud's dimwittedness, as he knows exactly when pain will register.
    • In "Brazilian Pain Forest", his hand gets bitten by several ants, and it takes him over two hours to realize the pain.
    • Things become difficult for them in Finland, when Spud gets bitten by a seal while trying to cross an ice floe. The pain registered right as he was trapped in the middle of the water.
    • In a non-painful example, Spud only screams in terror after the Daters stop after nearly crashing into his and Rock's jeep.
      • In the Rockers' confessional afterwards, Rock compliments Spud on his reaction time improving, and then is seen waiting a long time for Spud to reply. Spud eventually does after Rock's walked around the confessional booth, read part of a book, and drank half a glass of water.
    • In "Down and Outback", Spud screams in terror that they're going to hit a mountain after their glider crashed into said mountain.
  • Determinator: Rock practically ran the first third of the race on his own because Spud was too lazy to help out. It's taken to extremes in "Down and Outback", where Rock injures both his ankles and then proceeds to continue the challenge by dragging himself along the ground.
  • The Ditz: Spud is gullible and can't refuse a dare, a weakness that the Cadets once exploited.
    Spud: There's a lesson I've learned again and again: if something sounds like a bad idea, looks like a bad idea, and requires a dare to do it, it's gonna be craaazy!
  • Epic Fail: Rock's attempt to motivate Spud with Choco Covered Oinkies in Beijing. Spud steals and eats the whole box and then goes on a sugar rampage before crashing right before the finish line. They only survive the leg due to it being a non-elimination round.
  • Expy: They're based off Jay and Silent Bob, particularly early on in the season where Spud rarely talked.
  • Fat and Skinny: Rock is the Skinny to Spud's Fat.
  • Farts on Fire: Spud does this during the air guitar challenge.
  • Flat Character: Initially played straight. For the first few episodes, Spud doesn't really do anything except bobbing his head to the music he's listening to until Rock drags him off, while Rock usually describes their situation or does air guitar solos. However, this is eventually subverted, as later episodes focus on the two improving their teamwork in order to win the competition.
  • Foil: They are this to each other. Rock is very determined to succeed, but also very emotional and easily discouraged. On the flip side, Spud is laid back to a fault, but better at staying calm under pressure.
  • Foreshadowing: In their introduction interview, Rock says Spud isn't good at anything except rocking, but comforts him, saying he'll carry him. This ends up being true, as Rock carries his team for the most of their time on the show.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: Rock injures both of his ankles early in "Down and Outback", and his inability to contribute during that leg of the race ultimately leads to the Rockers' elimination.
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: When Spud wears his headphones, he completely forgets about the world around him.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Rock and Spud focus a lot more on their relationship with each other than they do with interacting with other teams.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Rock manages to carry the team despite Spud being a complete Load, showing more and more of these and keeping their team in the race almost entirely on his own.
    • Spud knows all about snakes and what they ate which proves useful in "Down and Outback" after finding a snake that ate exactly 10 bunnies. He also provides Carrie with surprisingly accurate information about the "Seven Stages of Heartbreak".
  • Keet: Rock most of the time, and Spud when motivated or dared.
  • Iconic Item: Spud's headphones. He noticeably doesn't wear them as much after his Character Development.
  • Leitmotif: A guitar riff followed by a drum solo.
  • The Load: Spud barely pays attention to the race and lets Rock do all the work, much to the latter's dismay. This results in them consistently placing very low during the first half of the season, until they finally snag first place in "I Love Ridonc & Roll".
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Rock loves to rock out.
    • Their team name being "The Rockers" is mainly just a reference to them being metal-heads, but it's also a hint about Rock essentially having to be a one-man team because of how lazy Spud is.
  • Metal Head: They front their own garage band, Devil Frog.
  • Mood Whiplash: In "Down and Outback", they thought they had beaten the Stepbrothers in finishing last, until Don revealed it was a double elimination episode and made them get eliminated as well.
  • Odd Friendship: Chet & Lorenzo invite them over for video games after their double-elimination in "Down and Outback".
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Spud's real name is not known.
  • The Quiet One: In the earlier episodes, Spud almost never spoke, and when he did it was usually a word at a time. Later episodes would let him speak more, albeit not as much as Rock.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Rock is the red, Spud is the blue.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Spud gives off a high pitched shriek when a seal bites on his head.
  • Simpleton Voice: Spud speaks as fast as he thinks... slowly.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Rock, according to the official reveal.
  • So Proud of You: After their elimination, Rock talks about how proud he is of Spud for making it as far as they did in the race.
  • Standalone Episode: They went through most of their run without interacting with any of the other characters. The only time they did interact with others was in their final episode where they both interacted with the Stepbrothers and Spud briefly interacted with Carrie.
  • Super Strength: Spud is strong enough to knock a tree over by leaning on it.
  • Swapped Roles: Rock gets injured early in "Down and Outback", forcing Spud to carry the team after spending most of the season being carried by Rock.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: "I Wanna Ridonc and Roll", their only leg win.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: While Spud was never an outright Jerkass, he was very lazy and uncaring, even refusing to help in Iceland when Rock was begging him for assistance. Once his Character Development kicked in, he became a lot more friendly in addition to being more willing to help.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Spud loves Choco Covered Oinkies; Rock tried to use this as a motivator. Keyword being "tried".
  • Underdogs Never Lose: Subverted. Despite being the underdogs for their entire run, they get taken out at the halfway point of the season.
  • Younger Than They Look: They look like they're in their mid-twenties at least, but Word of God revealed on a Facebook post that they are both 18.

    Miles and Laurie, Vegans 
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Two vegans and animal rights activists who want to win so they can donate their prize money to various charities.

Voiced by: Emilie Claire Barlow (Laurie) & Katie Griffin (Miles)

  • Author Avatar: Of writers Laurie Elliot and Miles Smith.
  • Ascended to Carnivorism: They had to eat meat in Iceland to avoid elimination. Miles was horrified by this and Laurie was pissed when she found out that it was a non-elimination Leg and she ate meat for nothing. However, in the following episode, Laurie starts to embrace her newfound carnivorism, and Miles berates her for it.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Laurie, who wears a crop top t-shirt.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Laurie undergoes this twice. First swore to that the Karma gods would strike against Dwayne when he took her and Miles' fossil. Second when when she discovers that she and Miles have been forced to eat meat for a no-elimination challenge and proceeds to attack Don.
  • Big "NO!": Miles, as their fossil slides away.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Miles, when Laurie says that they have to eat the Icelandic feast.
  • Break the Cutie: The Trauma Conga Line that Laurie is put through in "Brazilian Pain Forest" does this to her.
  • Call It Karma: Laurie believes in this when she threaten to Dwayne Sr. that the Karma Goddess will get them for taking her and Miles' fossil.
  • A Death in the Limelight: They're heavily focused on in the two episodes prior to their elimination, especially Laurie who goes through a Trauma Conga Line.
  • Down to the Last Play: Three times. First in Morocco and second in Iceland. The third time in Brazil leads to their elimination.
  • Eye Glasses: Miles's eyes take up her whole glasses, even when overlapping outside her head.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Played with. After their elimination, Don gingerly reports to the audience their flight crashed in an uncharted island full of cannibals, but according to Fresh TV, he was only joking. This is later affirmed in the finale, as both Vegan girls are in the peanut gallery.
  • Friend to All Living Things: They love animals and nature. They have dedicated themselves to conservation of all wildlife, though sharks are now off their list.
  • Granola Girl: Don called them both granola-loving hippy-dippy friends. In Morocco alone, they didn't ride the camel and chose to bike the scooter.
  • Hellish Pupils: Laurie when making her Angry Face.
  • Heroic BSoD: After being forced to eat meat to avoid elimination.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Laurie and Miles are both great friends during the race having the fact that they are both vegans be the glue that keeps their friendship together.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Laurie invokes this on Dwayne, since he manages to get her fossil when she loses track of it. She even called this tripe "The Goddess Of Karma"
  • The Load: After Jay accidentally bumps into Laurie from behind, he gets her whole face bitten by ants from the glove, making Miles having to carry the team by herself, especially during the feather uniform challenge, which get them to suffer a 30-minute penalty after coming in first place and unfortunately get them out from the race after Spud screams and startles them.
  • Meganekko: Miles.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Laurie when coming to terms with the fact she ate meat when she didn't have to.
  • Nice Hat: Laurie's rastacap.
  • Nightmare Face: Laurie gives one to Dwayne after Don allows him and his son to check at the Chill Zone using the fossil that she and Miles found.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Laurie gives one to Don after learning that they ate meat to avoid elimination in a non-elimination leg.
  • Running Gag: Mentioning they'll put an animal they encounter in their conservation list.
  • Skirt over Slacks: Miles wears bluejeans under her dress.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Dawn. From the love of animals, dedication to Mother Nature, and constant mentioning of auras.
  • Tomboyish Name: Miles.
  • Too Dumb to Live: In "Bjorken Telephone", they stop pushing their fossil on an icy incline to thank the "fossil spirits". Predictably, the fossil slides down the incline, allowing Dwayne and Junior to steal it, and forcing the Vegans to eat meat to stay in the race.
  • Trauma Conga Line: In "Brazilian Pain Forest", Laurie has to live with breaking her vegan principles of eating meat, gets her face swollen up after being bitten by ants, and repeatedly blamed by Miles.
  • Walking Spoiler: As a result of their last episodes.
  • Youthful Freckles: Both of them.

    Mary and Ellody, Geniuses 
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Genius women who hope to use their high intellects to win the competition.

Voiced by: Katie Griffin (Mary) & Emilie Claire Barlow (Ellody)

  • Aerith and Bob: While Mary is a very common name, Ellody most certainly is not, though Élodie is quite common in Québec. In fact, with the exception of Ennui, Crimson, and Spud (who's names are insinuated to be nicknames) Ellody could be this to the majority of the cast.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Ellody. Word of God says she's Indian.
  • Awesome by Analysis: They break down and analyze every possible situation, sometimes too much for their own good.
  • Celibate Hero: In their official reveal, it's stated that neither have an interest in having boyfriends.
  • Complexity Addiction: The reason of their elimination. They lost time in making complicated calculations to just build a sand castle.
  • Covered in Gunge: After finishing the sky deck task.
  • Ditzy Genius: For a team called "the Geniuses", they make a very stupid move that costs them the game. They waste a lot of time in the sandcastle making challenge by writing out design plans, and end up coming dead last.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: While having to get their next travel tip off the fin of a shark, Mary jokes that she used a magnet to 'scare' the sharks away ... and then her and Ellody go off on an educational rant about the science behind magnets in salt water and the electrical impulses of sharks. Eventually Don butts in and practically begs the editors to switch over to anything more interesting than this.
  • Eye Glasses: Played straight with Mary; averted with Ellody.
  • Gag Nose: Mary has a long pointed nose, much like Harold's from the original Total Drama series.
  • Graceful Loser: They aren't disheartened by their elimination at all. Ellody even cracks a self-deprecating joke about it.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: The fact that they are both scientific geniuses is what makes them good friends with each other. They get concerned about each other when one of them goes into a panic as such a situation happened to them when the data blueprint the wrote in the sand for their sandcastle gets washed away by ocean waves and becomes a huge factor for their elimination from the race.
  • Hoist by Their Own Petard: In the end, it was their intelligence that caused their elimination.
  • Irony: As Ellody herself points out, they expected their dedication to detail to be their greatest strength, but it ended up being their biggest weakness instead.
  • Leitmotif: A chiptune theme.
  • Meganekko: Both, but Ellody is the better example.
  • Mythology Gag: The designs that they write on the sand are just like the ones that Brainzilla and Cameron wrote.
  • Nerd Glasses: To signify their intelligence.
  • Not So Above It All: Ellody's usually very calm and collected. But screw up her plans, and she freaks out.
  • Oh, Crap!: Ellody's reaction to losing her and Mary's complex plan to build a sandcastle.
    Ellody: (after their data is washed away) OUR DATA!!!
    Mary: We'll just have to wing it.
    Ellody: I never wing it! I DON'T KNOW HOW!!!
  • The Quiet One: Mary only speaks in "Mediterranean Homesick Blues", the episode where she and Ellody were eliminated.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Again, they're called "The Geniuses" for a reason.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute:
    • They seem to be non-psychopathic versions of Scarlett, especially Ellody.
    • Ellody herself looks a bit like Courtney, and even shares her voice actress. She also seems to be the more uptight of the two.
  • Techno Babble: They have a habit of giving speeches full of long, complex words that no one else can understand.
  • Teen Genius: They're literally labelled the "Geniuses".
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Accomplished next to nothing and were the third to go, not even receiving A Death in the Limelight like many other teams.

    Leonard and Tammy, LARPers 
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LARPers with a very loose grip on reality. They believe fantasy is real and won't hear anything against this delusion.

Voiced by: Clé Bennett (Leonard) & Nicki Burke (Tammy)

See Total Drama Waneyihtam Maskwak for tropes specific to Leonard during his time on Total Drama.

  • Adaptation Expansion: Leonard's backstory is elaborated on a bit more in this series so he's no longer just a generic LARPer.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Leonard still believes he's a wizard and also thinks the Adversity Twins are magical doppelgängers.
  • Down to the Last Play: In the Morocco Leg, it came down to a footrace between them, the Vegans, and Father & Son. They ended up losing because they stopped to cast a spell to protect their lead.
  • Fat and Skinny: Tammy is the fat to Leonard's Skinny.
  • Fat Girl: Tammy.
  • Flat Character: Tammy has no characteristics besides being a female version of Leonard, likely due to the aforementioned's inclusion in the series being a last minute decision.
  • Geek: They're pretty much this at school, and got bullied as a result. They met each other when they got crammed into the same locker.
  • Hate Sink: Leonard and Tammy's purpose on the race seems to be excessively gimmicky fodder that would only serve to annoy others and would not lead to anyone complaining about their favorite team being eliminated first. They were not really popular with the other racers, often getting spite and annoyance from them and Don was very annoyed with them too for trying to use magic in the race to the point where he called security to get them out.
  • Joke Character: They believe that their magic is real which leads to their early elimination.
  • LARP: They're LARPing partners. Turns out Leonard has always had someone who shares his quirkiness.
  • The Quiet One: Tammy didn't say a word in episode 1.
  • Satellite Character: Leonard being in this as well as Tammy's existence is pretty much just so that they can be the first team eliminated.
  • Static Character: Outside of his backstory being slightly more fleshed out, Leonard is still just as one-dimensional as he was in Pahkitew Island.
  • Stuffed into a Locker: Tammy said they met when they were both crammed into the same locker.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Although they're running ahead of the remaining teams, they stop and to try to cast a magic spell to slow the others down. Needless to say, it doesn't work and allows the other teams to overtake them.
  • Transplant: Leonard's a latecomer to the Total Drama series, but transplanted nonetheless.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: They are the first team to be eliminated.

    Pete and Gerry, Tennis Rivals 
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Two aging former tennis stars who hope to use their appearance in the race to score some new sponsorship and merchandising deals. They have a "friendly" rivalry and are always snarking at the other then laughing about it together.

Voiced by: David Huband (Gerry) & Adrian Truss (Pete)

  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Pete.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Pete, who is one of four non-bespectacled characters in the franchise, along with Chris, DJ, and Rodney, to have them.
  • A Death in the Limelight: They get a lot more focus in their elimination episode.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Were mentioned in an episode of 6teen as tennis athletes years before this series premiered.
  • Enemy Mine: Well they are former rivals.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: They still can't set aside their differences and are too busy getting back at each other to play the game.
  • Friendly Rivalry: While they definitely have their moments of bickering and self-sabotaging just to one-up the other, they are described as this and they're usually affably teasing towards each other. They're even described as this trope in their introduction.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Gerry and Pete have known each other for decades. They were fierce rivals in the past but are shown to have a nicely developing friendship during the race, as their conflict with each other now mostly takes the form of insulting jokes towards each other.
  • Mooning: Discussed.
    Gerry: I haven't seen the moon in years.
    Pete: (stands up and points to his rear) I gotta moon for ya!
  • Ow, My Body Part!: Pete after hurting his artificial knee.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: They spend most of their screen time cracking jokes.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: The oldest characters in the show, and extremely risqué and blunt.
  • Self-Deprecation: They'll rib on themselves just as much as they rib on everyone else.
  • Sleepyhead: After about 5 o'clock in the evening they start of get really sluggish and may need a nap.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Not as much as Chet and Lorenzo, but still presented.
  • Too Dumb to Live:
    • When Gerry grabs the final clue on the zip line, he lets go of the t-bar and falls into Lake Ontario.
    • In "French is an Eiffel Language", they decide to carry their cheese wheel to the Carpet of Completion instead of rolling it. This, and also sleeping in the taxi after getting off the plane, leads to their elimination.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: They constantly insult and occasionally sabotage each other, but they still get along.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Kicked off three episodes in without getting much chance to do anything but rib at each other.

Alternative Title(s): The Ridonculous Race, Total Drama Ridonculous Race Newcomers

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