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    Owen 
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Voiced by: Scott McCord


  • Big Eater: He wouldn't be Owen if he didn't have an insatiable appetite.
  • Big Fun: But in a smaller package, now.
  • 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.
  • Growling Gut: When hungry enough, Owen's stomach can gurgle so much, it shakes the floor of the daycare.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Noah.
  • Sudden Anatomy: Owen temporarily grew a third arm, while considering whether to listen to Duncan or 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.
  • 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.

    Duncan 

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Voiced by: Drew Nelson


  • 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.
  • 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: He and Harold were bitter enemies in the original series, but they seem to get along fine here.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: His parents are revealed to be a popular children's singing group known as "Bananas and Cheese".
  • Book Dumb: Justified to a degree since he's only four or five years old, but he called the alphabet the "letterbet".
  • 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...
  • 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 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.
  • Token Evil Teammate: He's the meanest kid in the daycare. However, he has his kind moments.
  • Zany Scheme: His escape plans.

    Courtney 
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  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Her haughtiness and bossiness have been severely tone 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.
  • 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.
  • Pintsized 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.

    Izzy 
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Voiced by: Katie Crown


    Noah 
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Voiced by: Cory Doran


  • 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.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Teen Noah was certainly sarcastic and snarky, but he never outright manipulated anyone for his own benefit. Kid Noah has Bridgette do a lot of menial favors for him in exchange for helping her cure her hiccups.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Potty Failure: Usually doesn't make it to the bathroom on time.
  • Voice of Reason: To Duncan and Owen, especially.
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    Beth 
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Voiced by: Sarah Gadon


  • Adaptation Personality Change:
    • Original series Beth's biggest fear is being covered in bugs, this series Beth loves all types of bugs except scorpions. Additionally, she's far more disgusting as she's often seen picking her nose and is occasionally used for Toilet Humor.
    • For this series, Beth's biggest fear is zombies.
    • Episodes like "Wristy Business" and "Melter Skelter" also show that she's far more self-centered and selfish compared to her original counterpart.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Arguably the most extreme example besides Leshawna. In the original series, Beth was a 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 best highlighted in episodes like "Wristy Business" and "Melter Skelter".
  • Berserk Button: Don't EVER insult her bee costume.
  • Eye Glasses: Much like her older self.
  • Friend to Bugs:
    • Is quick to try to protect the lives of an ant colony.
    • Subverted when she draws the line at scorpions, especially after one pinched her.
  • Fluffy Tamer: She befriends an alligator and takes him with her to the daycare with no trouble.
  • 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: Out of all the kids, Beth has the most screentime, as she often has a major role or supporting role in the episodes. Her screentime is even bigger than Owen's.
  • Toothy Issue: Since this is long before she got braces, her teeth are very crooked and uneven.

    Harold 
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Voiced by: Darren Frost


  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: He and Duncan were bitter enemies in the original series, but they seem to get along fine here.
  • Adorkable: Still as cheerful and nerdy as ever.
  • Butt-Monkey: Harold is Harold even if its a different continuity. He still suffers from groin injuries and even injuring himself while performing martial arts moves.
  • 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.
  • Geek: As much of a geek as his older counterpart. He's seen role-playing as a pirate and then as a ninja.
  • Large Ham: He certainly has his moments.

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


    Bridgette 
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Voiced by: Kristin Fairlie


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gasshole: After chugging down a can of soda, she lets out a mighty burp.
  • Hiccup Hijinks: In "Hic Hic Hooray", she gets the hiccups and is desperate to get rid of them.
  • Nice Girl:
    • Just like in the canon verse, Bridgette remains as one of the sweetest kids among the cast.
    • Her kindness has been taken Up to Eleven in this series, portraying her as a soft spoken, adorably friendly little girl who just wants to make everyone happy.
  • Trauma Conga Line: 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.

    Leshawna 
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Voiced by: Bahia Watson


  • Adaptational Jerkass: Leshawna in the original series is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold (though mainly in Island and parts of Action) who will not stand for bullies. In this series, she has taken a page from Heather, acting as a spoil Alpha Bitch who sees the world revolving around her. One episode even featured her being the Big Bad.
  • 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 ants, enough so to keep an electric bug-zapper.
    • She also appears to not like scorpions.
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    Cody 
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Voiced by: Wyatt White


  • 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.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul:
    • In World Tour, Cody despises Duncan for stealing Gwen away. However, in "That's a Wrap", he doesn't mind being tethered to Duncan.
    • Kid Cody doesn't pursue Gwen as his older self did. Justified is that they are only four year olds.
  • 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: Cody reveals 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.
  • Childish Tooth Gap: Has one like his teenage counterpart.
  • 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.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: 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.
  • Running Gag: Getting catapulted into the sky from the seesaw.

    Jude Lizowski 
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Voiced by: Christian Potenza


  • 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.
  • The Bus Came Back: Meta-example; this is Jude's first appearance in 8 years, as 6teen ended in 2010.
  • Caffeine Bullet Time: In Episode 2, he gains a sugar high from drinking Chef's Rainbow Juice.
  • Dumb Blond: It's clear he was just as dumb then as he is now.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Role Reprisal: Christian Potenza reprises his role as Jude.
  • Surfer Dude: 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.
  • Transplant: He was originally a 6teen character before he appeared in this series.

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    Chef Hatchet 
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Voiced by: Deven Mack


Other Characters

    MacArthur 
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Voiced by: Evany Rosen


  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade:
    • Compared to how boisterous and aggressive she was on Ridonculous Race, this version of MacArthur is more depressed and pitiable on account of how miserable her job is.
    • Seemingly subverted in her next appearance where she's shown as a zookeeper with her normal 'gung-ho' personality.
  • 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. Canonically, she should 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).
  • Anything but That!: She begs Courtney and Duncan not to ask for another Unicorn drink. They do it anyways.
  • Broken Bird: She's seen as this during her first appearance as a barista. Subverted in her next appearance.
    “I hate my life so much.”
  • Burger Fool: She works in what is a parody of Jamba Juice.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: She was first introduced as a barista in "Duck Duck Juice", but later episodes show her working as a zookeeper ("Cluckwork Orange"), a pizza delivery woman ("The Date"), an ice cream truck driver ("Cone in 60 Seconds"), a hot dog vendor ("That's a Wrap"), an unlicensed chiropractor ("Not Without My Fudgy Lumps") and a UPS-esque worker ("There Are No Hoppy Endings").
  • Recurring Extra: MacArthur gets featured in multiple episodes each time with a new job.

    Richard Swimmins 
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A name referring to a series of goldfish, serving as the class pet. These goldfish keep dying, on account of the kids' reckless actions. With every passing fish, Chef hides the fact that the fish dead, by sneaking off with the dead one and replacing it with a live one, keeping the kids believing it's the same fish. The only kid not to fall for the trick, is Gwen.

    Nikki Wong 
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  • 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 
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Father (left) and Mother (right)

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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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