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    Chef Hatchet

Voiced by: Deven Mack

Chris McLean's sidekick in Total Drama, now in charge of a daycare. Unfortunately for him, taking care of toddler versions of the teen contestants is harder than dealing with the actual teenagers.

  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Generally speaking, Chef disliked the teens in the original series and took pleasure in helping Chris make them miserable. Here, he's still got a notably short fuse when it comes to the kids' antics, but actually does care about them and generally gets along with them.
  • Adaptational Job Change: Is now the teacher (owner?) of a daycare center.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the main series, Chef is a sadistic Jerkass Angry Black Man who enjoyed tormenting the teens and terrorizing them. In this universe, he is a strict but kind caretaker who does his best to be responsible and keep the children safe.
  • Adults Are Useless: Chef spends more than half of his time doing his own personal activities that he often neglects the children and the misadventures they become involved in. Also, he thought it was a good idea to bring live scorpions for the kids to play with.
  • The Artifact: He's still referred to as Chef, even though he's changed from being a camp cook to a daycare teacher.
  • Ascended Extra: Goes from being Chris' sidekick to the main overseer of the kids.
  • Badly Battered Babysitter: Every episode, he goes through hell taking care of a classroom full of hyperactive preschoolers.
  • Butt-Monkey: It's never easy for Chef to take care of a dozen obnoxious brats by himself.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Chef is a lot weirder in this series as well. At times he can be seen conversing with inanimate objects.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: For tricking him with a fake admirer just so they can have unlimited pizza, Chef has Owen and Jude punished by setting them in the time out corner where they're forced to finish a whole gallon of blended vegetable juice.
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: When he's sad, he makes gross lunches.
  • Did Not Think This Through: A lot of his ideas wind up backfiring because of this.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: There was nothing to suggest that Chef had a Glass Eye in the main series.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Inverted. This much nicer Chef actually has a noticeably higher voice than he did in the main series.
  • Fun-Hating Confiscating Adult: In the first episode, it was established that Chef was always confiscating the children's toys.
  • Glass Eye: Chef's right eye is fake.
  • Hero Antagonist: He's Large and in Charge and is often portrayed as the antagonist, but he's only doing his job and has shown no signs of being inherently evil.
  • Ironic Name: He's still referred to as Chef in this series despite being a teacher.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Chef is noticeably nicer in this series, and absolutely adores cats, presumably owning several of them.
  • Manchild: Despite being the teacher, Chef can be as childish as his students at times.
  • Named by the Adaptation: His first name is finally revealed to be Norbert.
  • Necessarily Evil: He's only doing his job as a child caregiver by making sure the kids are safe and not getting into trouble.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Tries to comfort Noah over feeling bad, but his idea of doing so is by being Brutally Honest and further crushing his self-esteem.
    • Although his actions were misguided, "Aquarium For A Dream" is this for him, as he hid the deaths of the class goldfish because he was worried that it would break the kids' hearts if they knew the truth.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Just like in the parent show, Chef isn't afraid to be in touch with his feminine side. He spent several hours on the phone gushing about his cat, he held a private photo-shoot for himself where he wore colorful outfits and didn't have the heart to tell the kids the truth about their goldfish in fear of hurting them.
  • Running Gag: As part of his Butt-Monkey status, his car is often destroyed by the kids' hi-jinks.
  • Stern Teacher: Strict and mean, but also caring.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He is utterly terrified of sugar rushes. And judging from what we've seen, his fear is very justified.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Receives this at the end of "Aquarium For A Dream" when the class realizes that he has been lying about the deaths of the class goldfish.
  • Wingding Eyes: When he believes he has a secret admirer, his eyes turn into hearts.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: He slowly becomes more unhinged, furious and dangerous if he doesn't have his unicorn drink.

Daycare Students

    In General

Eleven of the twenty-two teenagers from Total Drama Island (as well as one character from 6teen) now all as preschoolers attending a daycare.


Voiced by: Scott McCord

Owen here is the same chubby, cheerful, and gluttonous goofball he was back on the original Total Drama, just now pint-sized.

  • Big Eater: He wouldn't be Owen if he didn't have an insatiable appetite.
  • Big Fun: But in a smaller package, now.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Admits to this in "A Licking Time Bomb", where he's shown to uncontrollably blurt out any secrets he has.
  • Cheerful Child: He's still got all the positive attitude of his teenage counterpart.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Just like in the main series, Owen can have some pretty strange thought processes here.
  • The Ditz: He's not much smarter than his teenage self.
  • Fat Best Friend: To his Voice of Reason, Noah.
  • Follow Your Nose: Followed the lovely scent of pizza, to lead him and the others out of the air vent.
  • Gasshole: Not to the extent of his teenage self, but he's still got it.
  • Growling Gut: When hungry enough, Owen's stomach can gurgle so much, it shakes the floor of the daycare.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Like his teenage self, his blond hair matches his jolly and friendly personality.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Noah.
  • Nice Guy: Like in the main series, Owen is affable to everyone, especially Noah. In "Ant We All Just Get Along" he shares his spare hot dogs with Jude and an ant, in the same episode he comes up with a compromise solution when Courtney and Leshawna want to destroy the ant hill. He also helped Courtney hide her Extremo-Saurus egg from the other students despite Courtney refusing to share it with him as well.
  • The Nose Knows: His sense of smell is unbelievable when food is involved.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Shares this trait with his older counterpart, having the most appearances of all the kids in the show. In fact, his first absence in the show was not until "Duncan Disorderly", which was the 39th episode of the series, as well as the only episode of the first season that he didn't appear in (though in "Soother or Later", he only appears in the end-credits scene).
  • Sudden Anatomy: Owen temporarily grew a third arm, while considering whether to listen to Duncan or Noah in "Venthalla". Even he was startled by it.
  • Technicolor Eyes: He has dark green eyes in this series, whereas his teen self possessed black eyes.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Arguably loves pizza more than everyone else. Even Noah, a pizza fanatic, noted his overblown obsession for the food.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Easily manipulated by anyone who convinces him of anything.
  • Youthful Freckles: Has freckles here, despite his older self not having any.


Voiced by: Drew Nelson

Duncan here is exactly what you'd expect the Duncan of the original Total Drama to be as a toddler - a troublemaker who loves breaking the rules but with a soft side hidden under his mean attitude.

  • Adaptation Personality Change:
    • Granted, it's completely justified since he's four years old. This version of Duncan is far more sensitive than his main series counterpart and has cried or teared up on multiple occasions, something the teenage Duncan almost never did.
    • Duncan's biggest fear in the original series was of Celine Dion music store standees. Here, it's the dark and thunderstorms.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul:
    • Duncan and Harold were bitter enemies in the original series, but they seem to get along fine here.
    • Similarly, Bridgette and Noah get along with Duncan much better in this show compared the original series, where Bridgette and Duncan had somewhat of a mutual dislike for each other, while Duncan and Noah did not interact very frequently, but the few times they did were unfriendly at best.
    • On the flip side, Duncan developed an Odd Friendship with Beth near the end of the original series' second season. Here, he and Beth frequently often squabble with each other to get things.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: He's still a bully, but he lacks his main series counterpart's initial hostility and gets along with most of his peers.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: His parents are revealed to be a popular children's singing group known as "Bananas and Cheese".
  • Anime Hair: His teenage self's mohawk is replaced with a spikey hair at the front that sticks up and out.
  • Book Dumb: Justified to a degree since he's only four years old, but he's called the alphabet the "letterbet" and claimed "science is not an exact science".
  • The Bully: Carried over from the main series, although he's more of a verbal bully who teases rather than a physical bully, to accommodate for his younger age.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': Unlike his older self's Karma Houdini, Duncan almost never gets off scot-free for his misdeeds.
  • Didn't Think This Through: More often than not the reason why his attempts to escape the daycare fail.
  • Friendly Enemy: To Owen.
  • For the Evulz: Popped Izzy's bubblegum bubble for the fun of it.
    Duncan: Whenever there's a chance to cause anarchy, I take it.
  • Green and Mean: His mohawk is green as always, and he's a bullying troublemaker on the path to becoming a delinquent.
  • Jerkass: Like in the main series, he is a rude, scheming Card-Carrying Villain. In an Establishing Character Moment, he pops Izzy's bubble just For the Evulz.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is easily the meanest kid in the class but he genuinely cares for his friends, especially Owen.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Many of his zany schemes backfire on him.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: Duncan's parents are peppy children's folk singers. Duncan himself is a juvenile delinquent in training.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Just like his older counterpart, he doesn’t have many friends and basically says to Owen that he is the closest person he has considered a friend.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Just like his older counterpart, he likes to cause trouble.
  • Naughty Is Good: Broke into Chef's forbidden safe, to get Owen's Uber-Ball back.
  • Obviously Evil: While Noah begged Owen not to go along with Duncan's clearly manipulative plan, Duncan was depicted as a devil, trying to lure him to The Dark Side.
  • Oral Fixation: He's shown sucking on a big purple pacifier in multiple episodes.
  • Prison Escape Artist: Attempts, and often fails, to escape daycare. The one time he does successfully escape the daycare, he wants to go back due to his Fear of Thunder.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Like his older self, little Duncan keeps his spiked collar, even though such a thing would presumably be dangerous for a young child to wear. Though they could be rubber spikes or something similar.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: A trait he shares with his teen counterpart, as he remains one of the most frequently appearing and heavily focused-on of the kids. Ultimately, if one counts end-credits scenes, then Duncan only missed one episode of the first season ("Cluckwork Orange"). So far, in season two, "Exercising the Demons" and "Mooshy Mon Mons" are the only episodes where Duncan is absent, including the end-credit scenes.
  • Token Evil Teammate: He's the meanest kid in the daycare. However, he has his kind moments.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His green hair isn't dyed here, as several flashbacks to him as an infant show he was born with green hair.
  • Zany Scheme: His escape plans.


Voiced by: Sarah Gadon

Compared to her teenage self, this Beth is an odd girl obsessed with bees and picking her nose. She's also more prone towards selfish and egocentric behaviour than the original.

  • Adaptation Personality Change:
    • Original series Beth's biggest fear is being covered in bugs, this series Beth loves all types of bugs (especially bees), and instead her biggest fear is zombies.
    • Beth here is also far more prone to disgusting habits (rivalling teenage Owen at times) as she's often seen picking her nose and is occasionally used for Toilet Humor - things teenage Beth pretty much never did.
    • Episodes like "Wristy Business" and "Melter Skelter" also show that she's far more self-centered and selfish compared to her original counterpart.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In the original series, Beth developed an Odd Friendship with Duncan by the end of the second season and got along quite well with Leshawna. Here however, the three frequently conflict with each other, often competing to acquire the same things like in "Sharing is Caring".
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Arguably the most extreme example besides Leshawna. In the original series, Beth was a very nice person who would only get upset whenever she needed to be. But as mentioned above, Beth in this series is a downright narcissist who is very self-centered and selfish which is highlighted in episodes like "Wristy Business" and "Melter Skelter".
  • Animal Motif: She dresses like a bee and LOVES bees wanting them to be her friends.
  • Berserk Button: Don't EVER insult her bee costume.
  • Eye Glasses: Much like her older self.
  • Friend to Bugs: Obviously, she loves bees, but she's also quick to try to protect the lives of an ant colony in "Ant We All Just Get Along". Subverted when she draws the line at scorpions in the same episode, especially after one pinched her.
  • Fluffy Tamer: She befriends an alligator and takes him with her to the daycare with no trouble.
  • Gasshole: She's much more prone to farting and belching than her teen self.
  • Jerkass: Is she ever! She's extremely mean to everyone and her actions are cruel.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: She's able to carry Jude on her shoulder without breaking a sweat.
  • Mythology Gag: Beth being dressed as a bee is a nod to her Island label, which referred to her as "The Wannabe". This makes her younger self a "wanna-bee".
  • Nose Nuggets: As mentioned above, she has a nose-picking habit.
  • Nose Shove: Compulsively shoves things up her nose. Often things that couldn't conceivably fit up there.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Beth is shown to be physically stronger than her small appearance would suggest.
  • Shout Out: Her outfit is an homage to the Bee Girl from the Blind Melon "No Rain" music video.
  • Speech Impediment: Her lisp is more noticeable in this series.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: She's one of the more frequently appearing kids in this series. If one includes end-credits scenes, she is only absent in 3 of the first season's 51 episodes (those episodes in question are "The Date", "Toys Will Be Toys", and "Simons are Forever").
  • Stealth Pun: As explained under Mythology Gag above, she's dressed as a bee because her teenage self was called "The Wannabe".
  • Toothy Issue: Since this is long before she got braces, her teeth are very crooked and uneven.


Voiced by: Katie Crown

This Izzy is the same wild, crazy, and energetic girl we know and love, every bit as psycho and hyperactive as her teenage counterpart.

  • Actor Allusion: Izzy's new hairstyle in this series strongly resembles that of Tulip, another character voiced by Katie Crown.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In the main series, Chef was her Arch-Enemy, but they mostly get along fine here.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Teen Izzy wore a top with a Cleavage Window and a skirt that showed off most of her legs. Little Izzy's shirt instead sports a drop-shaped symbol and her skirt is slightly longer.
  • Ax-Crazy: Like her teenage self. Her idea of fun is incredibly dangerous.
  • Badass Adorable: Just like teenage Izzy, she's still very cute, very crazy, and very capable of pulling insane stunts and impossible feats.
  • Big Eater: Pours the entire contents of a gumball machine into her mouth at once.
  • Caffeine Bullet Time: In Episode 2, she gains a sugar high from drinking Chef's Rainbow Juice. She's so hyperactive that she blasts and floats around the room.
  • Cheerful Child: To Cloud Cuckoolander levels. Nothing ever seems to get her down.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: She wouldn't be Izzy if she wasn't totally nuts.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Due to her eccentric personality, this frequently happens to her.
    • Did this when Duncan insulted her, for loving a unicorn-themed drink once.
    Izzy: I love this so much!
    Izzy: You can do that?
    • Also when Leshawna panicked after Izzy ruins her secret admirer letters to Chef with one with an invite, Izzy still doesn't see where she screwed up.
  • Cute and Psycho: She's energetic, happy-go-lucky, and crazy as all get out, possibly more so than her teenaged self.
  • The Ditz: It's safe to say her IQ is inversely proportional to her energy.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Mentions having swallowed a compass when she was a baby. She also ate some crayons offscreen.
  • Genki Girl: She is as hyper and energetic as her older self, if not more so.
  • Handy Feet: In "Too Much of a Goo'd Thing," Izzy used her bare feet to squish the slime that Beth made. Beth stopped her by taking the slime away.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: Adding onto teen Izzy's unexplainable feats, kid Izzy has a Photographic Memory, Drives Like Crazy, and may or may not have telekinesis.
  • Karma Houdini: No matter how much damage or danger she puts her friends in, Izzy almost always gets away scot-free. The biggest example is in "Not Without My Fudgy Lumps" where she hijacks a military drone using Chef's tablet which results in the entire daycare being reduced to ruins. At the end, Chef gets arrested by the military while she gets away and doesn't seem fazed by her actions.
  • Large Ham: She is about as subtle as fireworks.
  • Literal-Minded: Often. When Duncan says Why Don't You Marry It? to Izzy after seeing her snuggling against the unicorn juice, she legitimately wonders if she can do so.
  • The Millstone: She's the most likely to make things go awry when the rest of the kids are trying to save face.
  • Mind over Matter: It is implied that she may have a form of telekinesis. She states that she can control traffic patterns with her mind, she concentrates and not long after the traffic light goes haywire for a moment, however it is unclear whether this was actually her doing or if it was a coincidence.
  • Photographic Memory: Izzy remembered the combination for the safe just by watching Chef enter it once.
  • The Pollyanna: She always looks on the brighter side of things even when things look bleak.
    Courtney: Great. We're going to die up here!
    Izzy: Gwen will be so happy!
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: She gets a lot of appearances in the show. In the first season of the series (if are end-credits scenes are included), she is only absent from "Wristy Business" and "Duncan Disorderly".
  • Youthful Freckles: A design trait that was added for this series. Teen Izzy lacks them.


Voiced by: Darren Frost

Harold here is every bit as nerdy as he was on Total Drama, but now he has an obsession with ninjas and always trains himself in their ways.

  • Adaptation Personality Change:
    • While still a nerd, Harold drops many of his defining quirks in the original series, like his catchphrases, his frequent boasts of having "mad skills", or his tendency to spout useless trivia, instead being much hammier and more panicky.
    • Harold was stated to be afraid of ninjas in Island, but here, he is obsessed with ninjas and wants to become one.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul:
    • He and Duncan were bitter enemies in the original series, but they seem to get along fine here.
    • His teenage self was well-known for his frequent attempts to impress his friend Leshawna. And while there's obviously no romance in this series, the two aren't shown to be friends, and unlike with Duncan and Courtney or Owen and Izzy, they rarely interact with each other.
  • Adorkable: Still as cheerful and nerdy as ever.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Subverted. While he has these while wearing glasses, he has non-dotted eyes when he takes them off. In contrast to his teen self who has dotted eyes even without glasses.
  • Butt-Monkey: Harold is Harold, even if it's a different continuity. He still suffers from groin injuries and even injuring himself while performing martial arts moves.
  • Casting Gag: While Brian Froud didn’t return, Fresh brought in Darren Frost, their other resident voice actor known for voicing a red-haired bespectacled geek.
  • Childish Tooth Gap: Like a lot of young children, his teeth have not fully grown in yet.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • "A Ninjustice to Harold" focuses on his rivalry with Beth as the class ninja.
    • "Invasion of the Booger Snatchers" focuses on him and Izzy trying to save the daycare from an alien invasion.
  • Eye Glasses: Much like his older self.
  • Large Ham: He certainly has his moments.
  • Nerd: As much of a geek as his older counterpart. He's often seen role-playing as a ninja (and once as a pirate), occasionally displays advanced knowledge for his age, and is shown to love science-fiction and comics.


Just like her teenage self, the Courtney of this show is a bossy overachiever and a stickler for the rules who always tries to maintain order among the other kids.

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Although still a bossy perfectionist, her haughtiness and temper have been severely toned down in this series.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She dons a short t-shirt which bared her midriff for cheerleading.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Still nags and prattles much to the annoyance of her friends.
  • Butt-Monkey: As the only sensible one in a daycare full of zany kids, it's a given. This is most prominent during "Know It All".
  • Child Prodigy: Proves to be very intelligent and well-spoken, especially for her age.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Has a pair of these, unlike her teenage self.
  • Go-Getter Girl: Even as a four year old, she has her whole life all mapped out, with her endgame being to become president of the world.
  • Not So Above It All: While she berates all the other kids for stealing the toys from Chef's safe, she herself can't resist swooning over her confiscated doll.
  • Only Sane Woman: Often tries to talk the other kids out of their antics.
  • The Perfectionist: Just like her teenage self, Courtney strives to succeed at everything and have everything go perfectly for her.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Like in the main series, Courtney is shown to be incredibly strong for her size, but it is even more prominent here since she is only a little kid, yet can beat up a real mummy.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Most of her focus episodes involve her fighting tooth and nail for something and just when she thought she had won, the results is overturn, rendering her efforts worthless.
  • The Stool Pigeon: Tattletales on everyone who does wrong.
    Duncan: Noah, why don't you stay behind and make sure Chef doesn't notice we're missing.
    Courtney: Or, I could stay behind.
    Duncan: No dice, princess. You'd rat us out, first chance you get.
    Courtney: (in confessional) I absolutely would.
  • Teacher's Pet: She's the most by-the-rules kid who tries hard to be the golden standard.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Her eyes are changed from black to dark brown in this series.


Voiced by: Cory Doran

Just like his teenage counterpart, Noah here is an extremely snarky and extremely intelligent boy who is also Owen's best bud.

  • Adaptation Personality Change:
    • The older Noah was laid back and cared little about his flaws, while this Noah is quite self-conscious and visibly hurt when Chef says he isn't good at anything. Possibly justified by him being a preschooler and therefore hasn't yet built up much of his self esteem. Though later episodes point to him supposedly not being good at anything being more of an Informed Flaw.
    • He's also capable of performing incredible athletic feats even though he stated in the original source that sports were not his forte.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul:
    • Noah and Gwen rarely interacted in the original show, but the things they did and said suggested they didn't particularly like each other. Here, they instead possess a minor Odd Friendship.
    • Similarly, Duncan and Noah did not interact very frequently, but the few times they did made it clear they strongly disliked each other. In this series, the two are much friendlier with each other.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: Played with. In the original series, Noah is indeed stated to be a Teen Genius, but it was mostly an Informed Ability as he was Brilliant, but Lazy. This Noah has actively displayed his genius, such as being able to use Hollywood Hacking to alter the traffic network.
  • Adorkable: The same dorky nerd as before, only now he's a cute little baby.
  • Butt-Monkey: This Noah constantly received the short end of the stick and is the butt of a lot of jokes.
  • Child Prodigy: He's every bit as intelligent as his teen self, performing such feats as making his own perfume for Mother's Day, fixing a motorcycle, hacking into a traffic light grid from Chef's computer, and being able to complete intense military training.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Just as snarky here as ever, though as a child, he's a bit more upfront and rude.
    Chef: You kids never learn. You NEVER learn!
    Noah: Does that make you feel like you've failed as a teacher?
  • Giftedly Bad: Chef made it clear that Noah sucks at a lot of things, and the only thing he's good at is being loud. Though again, later episodes prove otherwise.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Owen.
  • Hollywood Hacking: Noah manages to hack into the town's traffic light grid in an attempt to stop Duncan's parents from showing up at the daycare in "Bananas and Cheese".
  • Informed Flaw: As mentioned above, the first episode establishes that Noah is a sad Giftedly Bad child who isn't good at much of anything. However, later episodes show Noah to be something of a Child Prodigy capable of installing GPS systems, hacking traffic lights and beating the Frozen Dragon game, something that even makes the military want to recruit him.
  • Jerkass Ball: Noah tricks Bridgette do a lot of menial favors for him in exchange for helping her cure her hiccups in "Hic Hic Hooray". However, it turns out to be entirely part of his plan to get rid of her hiccups.
  • Odd Friendship: With Gwen. You'd think a know-it-all Deadpan Snarker and a goth would get along as well as they did in the original series, but here they seem to be friends.
  • Potty Failure: Usually doesn't make it to the bathroom on time.
  • Voice of Reason: To Duncan and Owen, especially.


Voiced by: Lily Bartlam, Megan Fahlenbock (ending of "Tiger Fail")

A very different character than her teenage self, this version of Gwen has fully embraced the goth stereotype to become a morose and morbid girl who takes pleasure in scaring the other kids.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Downplayed. Her hair is now all teal, rather than black-and-teal like her older self.
  • Adaptation Personality Change:
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Generally speaking, most of Gwen's interactions and dynamics from the parent series are replaced with most of the others being outright frightened by her due to her more hardcore Goth personality in this series making her even more of a loner than her teenage self. The exceptions seem to be Noah (who instead possesses a minor Odd Friendship with her; ironically, the two seemed to dislike each other in the original series), Bridgette (one of her close friends in the original show), and Duncan (though they're nowhere near as close of friends as their teenage selves were pre-World Tour).
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Little Gwen is much more sadistic and unpleasant. Even prior to Teen Gwen's Character Development she was at most a Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold capable of befriending a fair few of the other contestants. Gwen here, can give Chris McLean a run for his money in the sadism department. Actively encouraging harm and death unto the other kids and constantly being condescending to them. She even reaches Ax-Crazy levels in "Wristy Business" when she tries to fix Beth and Leshawna's injuries with a chainsaw.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Since she's now four, her top no longer sports a Cleavage Window.
  • Character Exaggeration: Her Goth and loner qualities are amped up massively, transforming her from merely a downbeat but kindhearted girl who only dressed goth and eventually opened herself up to others to being a gloomy, antisocial Creepy Child who hates happiness and friendship and is obsessed with death and horror.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Her morbid and gloomy personality gives her a rather unusual and disturbing way of looking at the world.
  • Composite Character: Acts more like Crimson from Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race than the older Gwen, though again this often depends on the episode.
  • Creepy Child: She carries an ominous air and always wishes ill upon others. She also keeps bats, a snake and a scorpion in her cubby.
  • Creepy Doll: In "VentHalla" she holds a worn out ragdoll that looks like a dead girl. She's also frequently seen with a headless doll.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In "The Never Gwending Story", when Chef reads a story to the kids that turns out to have the last page ripped out, she scares them by making up a new, scarier ending of her own.
  • Demoted to Extra: Gwen was part of the Spotlight-Stealing Squad of the original series, having the fourth largest number of appearances out of all the contestants, as well as many focus episodes in the four seasons she participated in. In this series, she is one of the least focused-on characters, even less so than Beth (a character who only competed in two seasons in the original series), and most of the episodes she appears in are merely as a silent extra.
  • Depending on the Writer: One episode may have her acting like her original self, another might have her acting like Crimson from The Ridonculous Race and another might have her acting like an odd mixture of both.
  • The Dreaded: Most of the other daycare kids are terrified of her.
  • The Eeyore: Tells people, that their latest and greatest plan, can and will lead to death.
  • Emerging from the Shadows: Her signature Running Gag in certain episodes, done whenever she makes her debut.
  • Enfante Terrible: She's very proud about how much of a creepy little sociopath she is.
  • Fluffy Tamer: In "Tiger Fail", she inexplicably has bats and possums that she uses against her fellow preschoolers in order to win the Quiet Game.
  • Freaky Is Cool: Unlike Teen Gwen who simply disliked exceedingly cute and happy things but still otherwise had a relatively normal preferences, Young Gwen has an obsession with horrifying things.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her hair is tied up into two little pigtails.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Is always seen holding a Creepy Doll.
  • Goth: Even moreso than her teenage self.
  • In Name Only: By far the biggest change in character in both appearance and personality. The only traits that she retained was being a Goth and a loner (although said traits are exaggerated here), as well as having the same hair and skin color.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Just as, if not more, snarky than her teenage self which is all the more jarring considering she's a preschooler.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Self-admittedly states she’s not often invited to playdates.
  • Mad Doctor: In "Wristy Business", she tries to fix Beth's and Leshawna's wrist injuries...with a chainsaw.
    Gwen: Don't worry. Dr. Gwen will make it all better. (pulls out the chainsaw with a Slasher Smile)
  • Nightmare Fetishist: She has a strong dislike for the conventional things kids like and instead revels in dark and disturbing things, namely scaring the other kids.
  • Not So Above It All: Gwen is just as hyper as the other kids when she's on a sugar rush.
  • Odd Friendship: With Noah. You'd think a know-it-all Deadpan Snarker and a goth would get along as well as they did in the original series, but here they seem to be friends.
  • Off Screen Moment Of Awesome: The kids are aware that Chef has a strict rule that forbids them from bringing toys from home knowing that he'll confiscate them. Gwen is shown holding a creepy doll, implying that Chef has yet to take it away from her. Then again, the precise wording was "no toys from home without permission", so it could be simply she got permission.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Her default expression is a gloomy scowl.
  • Slasher Smile: Gives several of them in "The Never Gwending Story" when telling a scary story to the other kids.
  • This Is My Chair: She spends most of her time inside her egg chair and doesn't like sharing it with others.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Her eyes are changed from black to a dark shade of navy blue.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She hates most cute things, but in "Stay Goth, Poodle Girl, Stay Goth", she accidentally brings her favorite stuffed animal, a pink stuffed poodle, to the daycare and spends the episode denying that it's hers.
  • When She Smiles: Yes, just like her original counterpart, Gwen might be a dark and gloomy person, but is adorable when she smiles.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Gwen's hair colour is naturally teal rather than dyed like her original series' counterpart.


Voiced by: Kristin Fairlie

While no longer a surfer or a vegetarian, this version of Bridgette is even kinder and gentler than her teenage counterpart.

  • Adaptation Personality Change:
    • One of Bridgette's defining characteristics in the original series was that she had been a surfer ever since she was a little kid; in fact, she was seen surfing on a few occasions and often carried a surfboard with her. In this series however, her love of surfing is completely ignored, as she doesn't bring up surfing or use a surfboard even once at any point in the show.
    • Bridgette was noted for being a vegetarian in the parent series, but here, she's seen eating a ham sandwich on at least one occasion. Justified because most people don't adopt vegetarianism until they're older.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul:
    • Bridgette and Leshawna were extremely close friends as teenagers. Here however, they don't interact with each other than often, and Leshawna doesn't seem to treat her in any special manner.
    • Duncan was one of the few Bridgette did not get along with in the parent show due to their contrasting personalities. But with Bridgette's niceness exaggerated and Duncan's meanness toned down, the two instead get along pretty alright here.
  • Butt-Monkey: Most of her appearances involve her suffering some varying level of misfortune: from having her balloon being taken away, to being assaulted by Jude's psychotic chicken, to eating a worm by accident and coming down with the hiccups, to being bullied by the evil class hamster.
  • Character Exaggeration: Bridgette was already an incredibly kind and sweet Nice Girl, but it's taken to absurd levels in this show, albeit at the cost of her Granola Girl and surfer traits being vastly downplayed.
  • Cheerful Child: Despite her frequent Butt-Monkey moments, she remains a sweet, easygoing, and friendly little girl who sees the best in everyone.
  • The Conscience: Takes on the literal role when trying to talk Jude out of his scheme to fool Chef with a fake admirer. She is initially against the idea as it would involve lying but she changes her mind when she realizes it will help make Chef feel happy again.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Not to the extent of her teenage counterpart, but she still has her moments of adorable klutziness, like accidentally swallowing a worm while going down a slide headfirst.
  • The Cutie: She's even nicer and sweeter than her teenage self, and it is unbelievably cute. She even once set up a business for free compliments and hugs!
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Hic Hic Hooray" focuses on Bridgette's efforts to get rid of her hiccups.
  • Fan of the Underdog: In "Tiger Fail", she's the only one who asks for Gwen's opinion on what type of ice cream she wants. She even becomes her sole supporter when it comes down to her and Cody.
    Bridgette: Don't tell anyone this, but I'm rooting for Gwen to win.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She's shown to be an animal lover like her teenage self, such as volunteering to take care of the class hamster in one episode or playing with animals in several post-episode credits clips.
  • Gasshole: After chugging down a can of soda, she lets out a mighty burp.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She's very fond of stuffed animals, often seen playing with them and even suggesting to save them first in case of a fire.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Just like her teenage self, Bridgette is a kind, considerate, and friendly blonde who just wants to see everyone get along.
  • Hiccup Hijinks: In "Hic Hic Hooray", she gets the hiccups and is desperate to get rid of them.
  • Nice Girl: Just like in the parent series, Bridgette remains as one of the sweetest kids in the cast. In fact, her kindness has been taken Up to Eleven in this series, portraying her as a soft-spoken and adorably friendly little girl who just wants to be make everyone happy.
  • Out of Focus: She has the least appearances out of all the kids in the show. Even Cody, who never has A Day in the Limelight, appears more frequently than her.
  • Trauma Conga Line: In "Hic Hic Hooray". Poor girl accidentally eats a worm, gets the hiccups, has a surprise Christmas taken away from her, and Noah makes her his slave. However, a panic attack when her mom shows up is what cures her hiccups.


Voiced by: Bahia Watson

Leshawna here is every bit as loud and proud as her teenage counterpart, but also much bossier and more egotistical than before.

  • Adaptation Personality Change: While she's still full of "'tude", Leshawna's Jive Turkey qualities are strongly downplayed, with teen self's usage of slang being almost nonexistent in this show.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul:
    • She and Harold were good friends in the parent show and even had a brief romance. In this series, the two obviously lack their romantic interactions, but they also don't seem to be close friends and rarely interact with each other. This is in stark contrast to how the interactions between Duncan and Courtney or Owen and Izzy in this show allude to their romantic relationships as teenagers.
    • Leshawna and Beth generally got along fine in the original series, but in this show, they often fight with each other to get stuff (as seen in "Wristy Business").
    • Gwen and Bridgette were Leshawna's best friends in the parent series. Here however, she rarely interacts with them, and in the case of Gwen, it's evident that Leshawna is actually scared of her.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Leshawna in the original series is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold (though mainly in Island and parts of Action) who would not stand for bullies and was very caring towards her friends. In this series, she has taken a page from Heather, acting as a spoiled Alpha Bitch who sees the world revolving around her. One episode even featured her being the Big Bad.
  • Alpha Bitch: The four-year-old version of such, anyways. She's much more spoiled and vain in this series, acting a lot like a little queen and bossing the other kids around.
  • Character Exaggeration: Her teen self's negative traits, such as her aggressive "in-your-face" tendencies and great sense of pride, are greatly played up in this series at the cost of her more likeable qualities, such as the deep care she had for her friends and her Big Sister Instinct.
  • Child Prodigy: Downplayed. For a preschooler, she's quite skilled in writing structured sentences that were able to fool Chef into thinking that it was from a secret admirer.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • "Paint That a Shame" focuses on her as the other kids compete for a companion ticket at an amusement park.
    • "Gum and Gummer" focuses on her and Beth as the latter tries to get gum out of the former's hair.
  • Eccentric Artist: A minor example. She's quite talented when it comes to flip animation along with romantic poetry.
  • Picky Eater: She outright states that she doesn't like vegetables.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Still as sassy as she is when she is a teenager.
  • Thinks Like a Romance Novel: She doesn't think this way herself, but she uses this knowledge to fool Chef with fake love letters in order to have him order pizza for the daycare and it works.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Is shown to be very afraid of insects like ants and scorpions, enough so to keep an electric bug-zapper.


Voiced by: Wyatt White

This Cody is quite a different character than the one on the original Total Drama. Here, he's a naive, happy-go-lucky boy who's probably the closest to acting like a real four-year-old.

  • Adaptation Personality Change:
    • Along with Gwen, he's arguably the character hit the hardest with this. His characterization in the show is almost nothing like his one in the main series. While a few very minor traits remain (his tendency to suck his thumb and his sweet tooth), this version is pretty much an entirely different character personality-wise.
    • In "From Badge to Worse", Cody is seen to be afraid of spiders due to being allergic to them, while his teenage counterpart was afraid of having to defuse a time bomb under pressure.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul:
    • In World Tour, Cody despised Duncan for stealing Gwen away. However, in "That's a Wrap", he doesn't mind being tethered to Duncan and is very excited to hang around with him (although Duncan doesn't return the sentiment).
    • Kid Cody doesn't pursue Gwen as his older self did. Justified in that they are only four year olds, but here he's actually terrified of Gwen.
  • Adorkable: As with his teen self, he's still a cute little nerd, but now he's a toddler!
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Despite all the kids are four years old, Cody fits this trope the most as he doesn't act years ahead of his age like the others, has the highest speech tone (almost sounded like an actual baby) and is still wearing diapers.
  • Bring Me My Brown Pants: Like his teenage self, Cody wets himself when he gets scared. He happily reveals in one episode that he's still in diapers.
  • Butt-Monkey: The main pain magnet of this series, getting hurt virtually every episode and sometimes for no reason. Taken Up to Eleven in "Tiger Fail", where Cody actually dies and no one mourns his passing.
  • Character Exaggeration: While Cody was noted for having childlike qualities, this show makes his childishness an even vaster part of his character while completely throwing away his Casanova Wannabe status and Extraverted Nerd tendencies.
  • Cheerful Child: He's a very upbeat and optimistic little boy in spite of all the abuse the show puts him through.
  • Childish Tooth Gap: Has one like his teenage counterpart.
  • The Cutie: He's an adorably sweet, sensitive, and innocent little boy.
  • Forgettable Character: In "Tiger Fail", Jude completely forgets about Cody after he disappears midway in the episode before returning near the end.
  • Hidden Depths: He's skilled at drawing, as he made an impressive Mother's Day card for Chef's mom.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Most of his screentime features him in grave moments that would kill a normal preschooler. It's taken Up to Eleven in Tiger Fail when Cody dies at the end of the episode. Albeit of old age and far into the future.
  • Nice Guy: While his teenage self was a good guy at heart, his positive qualities could get sidetracked by his perverted tendencies. Little Cody, on the other hand, is a very shy, friendly, and cheerful boy who just wants to get along with everyone.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: In "A Cluckwork Orange", he morphed into a werewolf after sucking his thumb which was covered in wolverine germs. The process included coughing up hairballs, howling, teeth becoming fangs, and eventually his body becoming completely furry.
  • Out of Focus: Despite appearing pretty regularly, he never gets A Day in the Limelight even once - something all the kids with less appearances than him get at least one of.
  • Running Gag: Getting catapulted into the sky from the seesaw.
  • Sweet Tooth: He retains his love for candy in this series.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: He's actually died in several episodes, only to return in the very next one perfectly alive and well.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: There are a few times where the show decides to stop giving him the short end of the stick and give him a happy ending instead, like in "Mother of All Cards".

    Jude Lizowski

Voiced by: Christian Potenza

A character from Total Drama's sister series 6teen. This version of Jude is still the same laidback and spaced-out skateboarder that his teenage self was.

  • Adaptation Personality Change: Downplayed. In 6teen, Jude was rather sloppy and did not shower often to the point where in the episode, "Baby, You Stink", he mentioned he hadn't taken a bath for two weeks. Here, in "Know it All", he shows mild annoyance when Duncan wipes his dirty hand on him, indicating he isn't as sloppy as his 6teen counterpart. Otherwise, he's generally similar to his teenage self.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Owen calls him the prettiest kid in the daycare, and Leshawna and Bridgette seem to agree after he crossdresses as Chef's date. This is likely a reference to his home series, where he would always be the one to crossdress as the lady when needed.
  • The Bus Came Back: Meta-example; this is Jude's first appearance in 8 years, as 6teen ended in 2010.
  • Caffeine Bullet Time: In "Duck Duck Juice", he gains a sugar high from drinking Chef's Rainbow Juice.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Just like his teenage self, his laidback, stoner-like attitude sometimes makes him one.
  • Dumb Blond: It's clear he's just as dumb as a toddler as he was as a teenager.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: Like all the other characters, but worth mentioning because he had five fingers on 6teen, a series which was more grounded in reality and lacking most of the cartoonish, fantastical elements of the Total Drama franchise.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Outside of everyone else being part of Total Drama, Jude is from 6teen, which shares the same creators.
  • Men Don't Cry: Doesn't want to demean his boyhood by crying, but when someone else's dam breaks, his starts to leak too.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Has trouble keeping his clothes on.
  • Surfer Dude: Just like his teenage self, he's an avid skateboarder who acts and talks like a surfer dude. He surfs on the flood from an exploded water hose in the theme song, and of course he's voice by Christian Potenza who is constantly typecast in this role.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He essentially replaces Geoff in this series, sharing his dim but easygoing Surfer Dude personality.
  • Transplant: He was originally a 6teen character before he appeared in the Total Drama franchise.
  • Verbal Tic: Like his teenage self, he uses "dude" a lot.

Other Characters


Voiced by: Evany Rosen

A character from Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race. Whereas she was a police cadet in that show, here she works in every odd job the plot requires.

  • Adaptational Job Change: Instead of a police cadet, she has several different jobs in this series.
  • Age Lift: Rather than being aged down like everyone else, she appears to be the same age as she was in Ridonculous Race. In the parent series, she would be about the same age as the Total Drama cast as well as a fair bit younger than the 6teen cast (Jen Masterson was her babysitter).
  • Depending on the Writer: How she feels about the kids varies from episode to episode. Sometimes she's fond of them, and other times, she finds them to be annoying.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: When she first appears in "Duck Duck Juice", she's depicted as exhausted, miserable, and wholly disgruntled about her job, but in all of her appearances after, she has her usual loud, brash, and hot-headed personality.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: Among other things, she's been seen as a barista, a zookeeper, a pizza deliverer, an ice cream truck driver, a hot dog vendor, an unlicensed chiropractor, a postal delivery worker, and a child dentist.
  • Recurring Extra: She gets featured in multiple episodes, each time with a new job.

    Richard Swimmins

A goldfish who serves as the daycare's pet. The kids have a tendency to accidentally kill him, forcing Chef to buy a replacement every time.

    Nikki Wong

Another character from 6teen. She used to go to the daycare, but since she's now moved away, she only appears in a flashback.

  • The Cameo: Only appears in a flashback as a 'victim' of Chef's rampage.
  • Dissonant Serenity: During Chef's rampage she is shown nonchalantly sitting on the couch while everyone else is fleeing in panic. That is until Chef actually captures her.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Even as a child, her hair was dyed multiple shades of purple.
  • Mythology Gag: Owen admitting that she and her family moved away is a reference to what becomes of her in the series finale of 6teen.
  • Remember the New Guy?: She's only remembered in flashbacks when the kids bring up what happens when Chef doesn't have his unicorn drink.

    Duncan's Parents
Father (left) and Mother (right)

Voiced by: Katie Griffin (Mother) and Lyon Smith (Father)

A children's folk singing duo that go by the name of Bananas and Cheese.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Their designs have been significantly modified since the Total Drama Island: Message from Home segment. Duncan's mother now has red hair, a darker shade of blue eyes and fairer skin. The father appears to be considerably younger and resembles teenage Duncan more.
  • Adaptational Job Change: Duncan's TDI biography implies that his father is a police officer. In this universe, they are a children's folk singing duo named Bananas and Cheese.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Duncan didn't want his classmates finding out that Bananas and Cheese are his parents.
  • Casting Gag: Lyon Smith voicing another lead singer of a band. Bonus points in that he's married to a red haired girl.
  • Crazy-Prepared: While imitating Chef, Noah tries to tell Duncan's parents that everyone at the daycare has a copious number of diseases, including a few fake ones; however, they reveal that they are inoculated against almost any childhood disease.
  • Famed in Story: They are local celebrities beloved by all the kids. Even a police officer knows and adores them.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: They are peppy children's folk singers while their son is a juvenile delinquent in training.
  • Over-Enthusiastic Parents: To the point where they came to the daycare to sing a song about how much they love Duncan.


Voiced by: Sunday Muse

A character from Total Drama Pahkitew Island, who is Gwen's cousin in this show. Just like her teenage counterpart, Ella is an extremely sweet girl who has dedicated her life to being a living Disney Princess.

  • 100% Adoration Rating: She only appeared for less than a minute and has already won the hearts of the kids at the daycare, thanks to her incredibly sweet character. She even lampshades this, saying that she has never met anyone who disliked her.
  • All-Loving Heroine: Just like her teenage self, she bears absolutely no ill will towards anybody... So long as no one makes her mad.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Making her angry causes her to turn into monstrous fire-breathing dragon that is apparently what she used to be before she turned all nice.
  • Clashing Cousins: Gwen is very dismayed to learn of her perpetually cheerful personality, having only known her from when she was bad. Thus, she becomes determined to break her.
  • The Cutie: She's every bit as adorable as her teenage self... at least when she isn't her original bad self.
  • Disney Creatures of the Farce: Just like in the old show, Ella's singing attracts woodland animals to help her out.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Just like in the original show, she loves all animals and they all love her.
  • Hulking Out: She transforms into a giant dragon when angry.
  • Nice Girl: She's every bit as sweet and kindhearted as she was in the original series... so long as you don't make her mad.
  • The Pollyanna: She's every bit as sunny and optimistic as her teen self.
  • Related in the Adaptation: She is now stated to be Gwen's cousin despite them never being related on the main series or even meeting each other for that matter.
  • Stepford Smiler: A quality never hinted at in the parent series. According to Gwen, she used to be a very nasty girl, but after she got her act cleaned up, it's now hidden under the sweet and cheerful personality we're all familiar with, albeit still at the risk of emerging when under stress.

    Max Mayhem

Voiced by: Tristan Mammitzsch

Another character from Total Drama Pahkitew Island, who is Owen's cousin in this show. Like his teenage self, Max has the heart of a supervillain and dreams of achieving world domination someday.

  • Adaptational Badass: Teenage Max was a lousy excuse for a villain treated as a joke by everyone around him and mostly just committed petty deeds. In this series, he's more serious and competent with his evil schemes and deeds, earning the respect of the other kids at the daycare. Even Duncan.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: In the main show, Max was an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain who was shown to have soft spot for babies and a few other good qualities. In this series, he's got none of his teen self's nice traits, is shown to be extremely cruel and sadistic, and is far more competent at villainy in general.
  • Adaptational Villainy: The original Max was a Big Bad Wannabe Harmless Villain who barely posed a threat to anyone and mostly just acted like a bad guy for attention. This version however is far more of a genuine supervillain in personality and behaviour, sometimes even rivalling Chris McLean in the evil department.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Just like his teen counterpart, he's very shameless in expressing how evil he is.
  • Clashing Cousins: Owen is terrified of him and has firsthand experience with Max's villainous antics and deathtraps.
  • Enfant Terrible: He's a toddler who's already scheming to take over the world. He also shows no remorse about putting the other kids through potentially fatal minion tests and even hopes some of them will die.
  • Evil Genius: A far more competent one than his teen self actually.
  • Named by the Adaptation: His last name is Mayhem in this series, though it might be a surname he gave himself to suit his evil identity.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Despite having never met in the original series, he's now written as Owen's cousin.

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