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    Beth, the Wannabe

"Omigosh, hi Chris! It's so incredulous to meet you! Wow, you're much shorter in real life..."

Voiced by: Sarah Gadon

Teams: Screaming Gophers, Killer Grips

A short and socially awkward girl born and raised on a farm. Although she's not much to look at when compared to some of the other female contestants, Beth is very friendly but also naive and spineless - which can make her an easy target for the more unscrupulous competitors.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Harold and Justin in Action.
  • Acrofatic: This sort of applies, but she had enough clumsy moments that Chris played a montage of them in the Action finale.
  • All-Loving Heroine: Except for Heather and Courtney, Beth is friends with almost everyone else on the show, despite her social awkwardness and clumsiness.
  • Attention Whore: She has a habit of doing various odd things for attention, and while she excels at getting others to stop and stare, it is more often than not for embarrassing reasons.
  • Backstabbing the Alpha Bitch: She was the first one of Heather's "alliance partners" to tell her off and shot her with a paintball gun. She later pulls one on Courtney as well.
  • Badass Adorable: In "Million Dollar Babies" and the third aftermath of World Tour.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Uses one to compare Courtney and a shark:
    Beth: Of course they're perfect for each other. The only difference between them is; one would devour you alive, and the other one's a shark.
  • Berserk Button: During Action, as shown in "Masters of Disasters" and "Million Dollar Babies", Beth does not take kindly to people claiming that she made her boyfriend Brady up.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Beth is usually not quick to anger; however, she told off Heather and Courtney. She also exposed Leshawna's Wounded Gazelle Gambit when she said Beth's boyfriend didn't exist.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Beth is often presented as a sweet, innocent and Endearingly Dorky girl but in Total Drama Action, she has had moments of being brash, selfish and even self-righteous which is exemplified in the final episode when she ate all of the cookies that was delivered for all of the girls to share because she believes that it's really hard work being nice so she's the only one who deserves the cookies.
  • Blind Without Them: In one episode she loses her glasses causing her to fail the challenge. We are given a brief view of her vision and it is indeed pretty blurry.
  • Braces of Orthodontic Overkill: She gets them off right before the second season.
  • Brutal Honesty: Beth can be pretty out in the open with the truth, most prominently shown in "Aftermath: Bridgette Over Troubled Water", where she proceeds to well-intentionally remind Geoff of Bridgette and how she made out with Alejandro, when Geoff was trying hard to avoid the topic.
  • Cargo Ship: In-universe with the pole Bridgette got stuck to.
  • Character Focus: She receives a good bit of development during Action; however, she goes Out of Focus in World Tour.
  • Chekhov's Skill: In "Not Quite Famous" she reveals her talent for baton twirling. Much later in "Million Dollar Babies" this (partially) helps her to defeat Heather in a game of badminton during a challenge.
  • The Chick: On the Screaming Gophers.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Paintball Deer Hunter" focuses on her finally standing up to Heather.
  • Demoted to Extra: By World Tour where she only appears in the Aftermath episodes in minor roles. Her last appearance to date was a non-speaking cameo in the first episode of Revenge of the Island.
  • The Dog Bites Back: In "Paintball Deer Hunter", she shoots Heather in the thigh after breaking off their alliance, and in "If You Can't Take the Heat...", Beth helps Leshawna lock Heather in the walk-in freezer.
  • Dropped Glasses: Happened once, naturally she's Blind Without Them and makes the mistake of trying to complete the challenge before locating them.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: Beth wore Braces of Orthodontic Overkill during her Island run as a competitor before she had them taken off from Action onwards.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Barn animals that is, being raised on a barn she gets along well with many of the animals. Her favorite one is her pet pig, she calls Big Bertha. She even claims to have signed up for Total Drama Island so she can find a boy who likes barn animals as much as her.
  • Fun Size: Until Cameron's introduction, she was the shortest character in the series.
  • Geek: Subverted. While she physically looks like a nerd and has poor social skills, she doesn't act much more like a nerd other than a remark saying she did the homework of other students.
  • Grew a Spine: In "Paintball Deer Hunter", Beth stands up for herself, refusing to do Heather's bidding any longer.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: She and Lindsay become good friends during their time in Heather's alliance in Island. They maintain their friendship after breaking free from her and become very close during Action.
  • Hidden Depths: Her Island biography mentions that she excels in Art. She received the Art Achievement of the Year Award for her full-scale replica of the Sphinx, made out of glue, elbow macaroni, and felt. This makes it into one challenge in "Beach Blanket Bogus", where she instructs her team to stabilize their sand castle with papier-mâché.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Has a great desire to be liked by everyone. This however makes her naive, to antagonists who will offer take advantage of this to manipulate her.
  • Malaproper: There's the quote above, and then there's this line which has shades of Metaphorgotten:
    Beth: (in confessional with Lindsay) Even though Heather can be really mean, that doesn't mean we should be mean back, right? Buddha says: "You can lead a sheep to water, but you can't make it nice."
    Lindsay: That is sooo deep!
  • Meganekko: Wears Nerd Glasses and she's definitely a sweetheart in the first season.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: To Heather; however, Beth was too nice to be evil. Eventually betrays Heather epically.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: In a confessional, Beth questions her alliance with Heather, even admitting that she even doesn't like Heather. After Heather's mistreatment of her and Lindsay during "Paintball Deer Hunter", Beth stands up for herself and breaks off the alliance.
  • Nice Girl: While certainly quirky, immature and repulsive, Beth is always there to help her friends.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: She is notably the only first generation female contestant who isn't designed with visible lips.
  • Not Good with People: She understands farm animals a lot better than people.
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: Throughout Season 2, Beth claims to have hooked up with a male model named Brady. Everyone dismisses her claim until he appears in the season finale.
  • Older Than She Looks: She is the same age as all of the first generation contestants, despite the huge height difference.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: In "Million Dollar Babies" where she kicks a tree clean in half.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Beth's patience with Heather's bossiness finally runs out in "Paintball Deer Hunter", with Beth breaking off their alliance by repeatedly shooting Heather with her paintball gun.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Although not as epic as Lindsay's, Beth tells off Heather in "Paintball Deer Hunter", telling her that the reason that the Gophers keep losing challenges is because of her bossiness and apathy towards the game.
  • Secretly Selfish: When given a chance she eats a gift basket of cookies meant for all the girls by herself and justifies it by saying she deserves it more for being so nice.
  • Shout-Out: She has a pink bathing suit that looks like a 24th century Starfleet uniform.
  • The Smart Girl: On the Killer Grips.
  • Stalker with a Crush: She follows the boys she likes at her school around like a lost puppy and make them poster sized homemade valentines with pictures of unicorns running down the beach.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: In "Top Dog", as part of that episode's challenge, she befriends a Rascally Raccoon named Mr. Whiskers that has distinctive markings around its eyes similar to her glasses.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: She didn't know you weren't supposed to remove the idols from boney island, but it may have been what caused the longest losing streak the Screaming Gophers suffered.
  • Vocal Evolution: Her voice in Action is about an octave higher and more enthusiastic than in Island, making her sound more like a Genki Girl than a Geek.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Beth's stated phobia is being covered in bugs, so she must immerse herself in a vat of earthworms, which the writers apparently believed were close enough. Of course if she, unlike the writers, knew the difference it would explain why she was able to do the task.

    Cody, the Geek

"I see the ladies have already arrived. Alright!"

Voiced by: Peter Oldring

Teams: Screaming Gophers, Team Amazon

A tech-savvy dweeb who is fully convinced he is one of the cool kids. Cody's obliviousness to his own geekiness is most obvious in his self-delusions as a lady-killer, which only amuses or annoys the girls he meets. Despite his perverted tendencies though, he's just a well-meaning kid at heart.

  • Accidental Marriage: A fake accidental marriage anyway. Sierra claims that she became an ordained minister on the Internet and that all she needs to do is recite the wedding vows super-fast and get Cody to say "I do" for them to be "married". She eventually gets him to say it after asking him if he needed to use the confessional stall, Alejandro who was near by states that as a witness he can "confirm" them to be married (of course this is all so he can get Sierra's vote).
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Gender inverted—he's the good guy chasing after Gwen, a goth "bad girl" who dresses in black and likes slasher movies.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Gwen thinks of him as one.
  • April Fools' Day: The holiday in which he was born on.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Right before voting for Sierra in "The Am-AH-Zon Race" he says that Sierra is the stalker-like girlfriend he always wanted until he actually got one.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Sucker punches Duncan in "Greece's Pieces" for taking Gwen and insulting his costume.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Harold. While the two of them have never been on the same team or interacted much in the show, outside the show post-Action the two of them become very close friends (even founding the Drama Brothers with Trent and Justin). In World Tour, Harold proves himself to be Cody's biggest supporter, going so far as to side with Heather in the finale simply because Cody had done so.
  • Butt-Monkey: The butt of all jokes on Team Amazon.
  • Casanova Wannabe: His Establishing Character Moment has him walking overconfidently towards the girls.
  • Character Focus: Despite being Out of Focus in the second half of Island and all of Action, he receives a significant amount of screen time in World Tour.
  • Characterization Marches On: From a Casanova Wannabe to a Gwensexual.
  • Childish Tooth Gap: Has one, most likely to show his dorky nature.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: He used to be a typical hero, but the third season expanded on his hapless traits.
  • Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: Quite frequently when Sierra rescued him in World Tour.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: His immediate response upon finding out that Duncan and Gwen kissed is to punch Duncan in the face. He continuously harasses Duncan throughout Picnic at Hanging Dork and angrily kicks a moai of Duncan in "Rapa Phooey!".
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite his short stature and Geek Physique, Cody discovers he has a mean right hook and proceeds to punch Duncan out cold in "Greece's Pieces".
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Not Gwen anyway. While it's unknown if Cody ever reciprocated Sierra's feelings. What we do know is by the end of "World Tour" he ends up becoming close friends with her, during a brief cameo at the beginning of "Revenge of the Island", he is shown smiling while Sierra hugs him tightly in direct contrast to his usual disturbance by the gesture. Word of God also states that Cody no longer has romantic feelings for Gwen by the end of "World Tour".
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Gwen. He took a dodgeball for her and packs picnic items in his pants hoping to have a romantic picnic with her while they were on Boney Island. Even after he finds out that Trent is the man she has the hots for, he sets them up and proclaims that even though he isn't her dream guy, as long as Gwen's happy he's happy. And then he's back onto it again, arguably more than ever thanks to increased screentime, come World Tour.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: His unceremonious defeat by Alejandro in the finale of World Tour.
  • Extraverted Nerd: According to his official online bio, he fails to recognize his own geekiness because he legitimately is cooler than any of his friends (who make up the Albert Einstein Fan Club at his preppy private school).
  • Foil: To Harold. Both serves as the resident geeky nerd on there teams. Both of them are seen as useless by the vast majority of the teammates, they are often bullied, they both have an unrequited crush on someone, and they prove to be surprisingly effective when push comes to shove. The very real difference is in how they are presented. Harold is depicted as a good person who unintentionally annoys his teammates; while Cody gets along with most of his teammates, he has some seriously perverted personality traits. Harold has often proven to be a reservoir of hidden talent, having managed to save his team in multiple challenges at the last minute, while Cody helps out far less often and sometimes verges into The Load. Harold did not make his feelings obvious for Leshawna, and when Leshawna found out about it, she did briefly kiss him. Cody's attraction to Gwen becomes very obvious, and Gwen does not reciprocate. In the Island special, Leshawna makes it clear to Harold that their kiss was in the heat of the moment, and she just wants to remain friends with him, and although Harold does occasionally make a move on her, he primarily respects her wishes and they work well together in challenges. Cody, despite being fully aware that Gwen was not into him, would not hesitate to try to flirt with her whenever he had the chance, even if it did not help the team, and would even commit actions that are tantamount to sexual harassment. Harold is very much Cody with morals and restraints.
  • Forgotten Birthday: His parents forgot his 16th birthday. Apparently as a result he forgets about his own 17th birthday...but Sierra doesn't.
  • Geek: Not that he's aware of it.
  • Groin Attack: The most frequent victim after Harold.
  • Hammerspace: He has seemingly bottomless pockets.
    • In "Up the Creek", he's somehow able to fit an entire loaf of bread, a can of soda, and other picnic essentials in his pants.
    Cody: I was gonna make us a romantic picnic.
    • In "The Am-AH-Zon Race", Gwen pulls out a whole stash of things from a single pocket including: a pack of breath mints, a bottle of hair gel, a deodorant body spray, X-ray glasses, and an Epi-Pen. All to look for batteries for his flashlight, which were actually in his other pocket.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite being a geek he is a very skilled dodgeball player. He easily took out DJ and Katie when they had him outnumbered. Courtney even called him an easy out beforehand.
  • Honor Before Reason: In "Chinese Fake-Out", he eliminates himself from gross food eating challenge by refusing to eat the donkey meat, because he suspects that it's from the donkey he rode during the previous race.
  • Hopeless Suitor: He's just not Gwen's kind of guy, no matter how much he wishes it were otherwise.
  • Hypocritical Humor: As much as he dislikes Sierra's advances, he's still going after Gwen the same way.
  • Iconic Item: Gwen's black bra, which she gave him after he helped set her up with Trent.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: It's heavily implied he suffers this, mostly in World Tour but even as far back as Island: despite not being the reason his team lost, he looks extremely nervous that his teammates are going to vote him off in "Up the Creek".
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Playing With. While he does have blue eyes, there are some moments when Cody seems very innocent and relatable, but other instances where he can be perverted and irksome.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: "Gwen is my dream girl. I'm just not her dream guy but hey, as long as she's happy, I'm happy." However, he averts this in World Tour when he is not happy to lose his second chance at her to Duncan.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After his own stalkerish behavior towards Gwen, he gets his own stalker in the form of Sierra.
  • The Load: In season three, while there are times he still contributes to the team, Cody is practically the weakest member of the team and only manages to survive as long as the finale because of his team's winning streak and Sierra helping him. He even spends an entire episode comatose and did nothing at all. Once he is forced to fight Alejandro alone, he lost easily.
  • Lovable Nerd: Cody is a very flirtatious dork and his stalkerishness can be downright creepy and insufferable but he can also be very romantic, earnest and awkwardly endearing.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: According to Sierra, who had some Real Life inspiration.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Had he not harass Duncan throughout Picnic at Hanging Dork, Duncan would not retaliate and causes Cody to be injured to vote properly later in the episode. As a result of their conflict, Gwen was eliminated.
  • No Guy Wants to Be Chased: According to the Cartoon Network website for World Tour, his favorite place is "away from Sierra."
  • Not So Different: His obsessive crush and stalkerish behavior towards Gwen make him much more like Sierra than he'd ever care to admit.
  • Odd Friendship: He and Heather develop a friendship over their shared hatred of Alejandro in World Tour.
  • The One Guy: The sole male member of Team Amazon (although nobody other than Sierra ever remembers).
  • Overly Long Name: Sierra reveals that his full name is Cody Emmett Jameson Anderson.
  • Parental Neglect: Cody's parents forgot his own birthday, which means he eventually forgot it as well.
  • The Peeping Tom: He tries to watch Gwen change into her swimsuit in "Up the Creek", and "The Am-AH-Zon Race" reveals that he owns a pair of x-ray glasses that allow the wearer to see through clothing.
  • Perverted Sniffing: In one episode, he leans over and sniffs Gwen's hair, instantly creeping her out.
    Gwen: What are you, some kind of freak?
    Cody: You just smell really nice.
    Gwen: It's just... soap.
  • Picky Eater: He dislikes having an unbalanced hypoglycemic index in his diet, according to his Island biography.
  • Plot Allergy: Cody's deadly allergies that can send him into anaphylactic shock come up in "The Am-AH-Zon Race". Sierra lists them all: black ants, brown ants, red ants, bejo beads, wolf spiders, katydid crickets, the clear-winged Cithaerias pireta butterfly, and goat saliva. He's given an epipen to have a shot at surviving the Amazon Rainforest.
  • Prince Charming Wannabe: Averted in Island, where he stops hitting on Gwen once he realizes that she isn't interested in him, but played straight in World Tour, where he pursues Gwen despite her obvious discomfort and the fact that she already has a boyfriend.
  • Punny Name: His name is one letter away from "code", as in a computer code.
  • Satellite Love Interest: In a way. Shortly after he finishes the I Want My Beloved to Be Happy shtick in Island, he gets eliminated in a very painful way. Then in World Tour he had two purposes: to be Gwen's creepy Hopeless Suitor and to be Sierra's target of affection.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: In World Tour, but only when he was around Sierra and even then it's Justified with all he had to go through with Sierra invading his personal space and belongings on a regular basis.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: He's first seen hitting on all the girls, but he pretty quickly settles into being a Gwen-sexual. Meanwhile, he's the target of Cody-sexual Sierra.
  • Sleep Cute: Him and Noah in both The Big Sleep and the Celebrity Manhunt Total Drama Action Reunion Special.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks he's quite the ladies man and is a Extraverted Nerd who thinks of himself as a 'cool kid'.
  • Smarter Than They Look: While often dismissed as a geek who does nothing for the team, Cody has actually shown himself to be quite intelligent on occasion. In the Island special, he successfully defeated Justin by turning his desire for fame against him. In the penultimate World Tour episode, he almost manages to beat Alejandro by calling him Al, knowing Alejandro will become angry and make mistakes. The only reason Alejandro was able to win was that he cheated.
  • Stalker with a Crush: His crush on Gwen sometimes reaches stalker levels, such as when he sniffs her hair or tries to get her bra.
  • Sweet Tooth: His candy addiction.
  • Tempting Fate: In "Paintball Deer Hunter" he believes that despite being handicapped from being mauled by a bear, his team won't vote him off. Cue confessionals of Leshawna and Owen voting him off.
  • They Just Don't Get It: In "Up the Creek", he doesn't seem to get that Gwen isn't interested in dating him, though by the end of the episode, he understands and helps her hook up with Trent.
    Cody: So you wanna go out sometime?
    Gwen: No.
    Cody: How about Friday night?
    Gwen: Uh, no.
    Cody: Saturday’s good for me. How about Saturday?
    Gwen: I am not going out with you. Ever.
    Cody: Okay, okay. Sheesh.
    Cody: ...So is Sunday out of the question?
    (Gwen hits him in the groin with her canoe paddle)
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: The obvious tiny guy to Sierra's huge girl.
  • Underdogs Always Win: Ahaha, no. Despite making it to the final three and being hyped up in-series as just as much of a contender as Alejandro and Heather throughout the last few episodes, a weak player who only made it this far through a combination of other players being more viable targets and a now-eliminated player's help wasn't going to be able to take on the season's main smart and physically capable villain. Hell, he wouldn't have even made it to the finale without Sierra actively helping him post-elimination.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: At first, his only responses to Sierra's rescues were complaints and insults, but he starts to appreciate her around the time she takes a meatball to the gut for him.
  • Vocal Evolution: His voice gets deeper around the end of Island onward.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: His worst fear is having to defuse a time bomb under pressure.

    Gwen, the Loner

"This camp still sucks, but now that I'm here I guess I can at least try to win."

Voiced by: Megan Fahlenbock
Teams: Screaming Gophers, Screaming Gaffers, Team Amazon, Villainous Vultures

A goth girl with an interest in art. While her blunt and moody attitude makes her seem cold and harsh, Gwen isn't anti-social; she's just cautious about who she lets into her social circle. But those who get to know her will find that she is a smart, kind, level-headed, and independent woman.

  • Aborted Arc: Her friendships with both Bridgette and Leshawna, both of which seemed to evaporate either during or after Action.
  • Action Girl: She's not above getting physical, having kicked a serial killer in the face.
  • Aesop Amnesia: In the second Action aftermath, she says she's learned to be "straight up" so nothing can "bite her in the butt" again. By World Tour, she apparently forgot about that.
  • All for Nothing: She enters All-Stars to make up with Courtney to the point where she breaks up with Duncan, only for Courtney to betray her, ruining their new friendship, meaning all she did to make up with Courtney was for nothing.
  • Amicable Exes: With Trent. Averted with Duncan.
    • Things were rather awkward between her and Trent, with her breaking up with him because of a mix of his jealousy of her friendship with Duncan and learning he was throwing the game so she could win. Trent was heartbroken to learn that Gwen asked his team to vote him off and was too heartbroken from their breakup to defend her when the other contestants give her a hard time over their break up. However, when Geoff wants to throw Gwen in a dunk tank full of piranhas, he puts his foot down and tells Geoff that that is enough, he was the one who threw the game, not Gwen, and it was not her fault. Gwen thanks Trent and apologizes to him, with him telling her that they're cool. After that they seem to move on from their break up and become good friends, as the two are seen hanging together or joking with each other during World Tour's Aftermaths several times.
    • Originally, Gwen had a strong friendship with Duncan that formed into a relationship. However, by the time of All-Stars they're shown to lack chemistry and affection at the start of the season. Eventually, they break up because of a mix of Gwen's attempts to make up with Courtney combined with Duncan's attempts to get Courtney's attention. It's telling that Duncan's more confused than heartbroken regarding the break-up. While she does not bitterly hate Duncan the same way Courtney does, it is clear that the love, friendship, and respect Gwen had for Duncan is gone. Duncan leaves the competition on bad terms with Gwen, as she sarcastically mocks him while he is being escorted away by the police after blowing up Chris' cottage, showing no concern for Duncan's imprisonment.
  • Anti-Hero: If not for her anti-social attitude and awkwardness, Gwen would be an Ideal Hero.
  • Arch-Enemy: She hates Heather more than anyone else on the show, and the feeling is very much mutual, although their hatred of each other dies down slightly after Island, enough to have the occasional Enemy Mine.
    Gwen: Putting up with the revolting food, giant bugs, and cameras in your face all day is one thing, but Heather? Only a hundred thousand dollars could make me live with her.
  • The Atoner: She only enters All-Stars so that she can try and fix her relationship with Courtney. Unfortunately, her attempts at being nice only result in Courtney getting humiliated and/or physically injured, making her even angrier and making Gwen feel even guiltier. She finally manages to win back Courtney's trust in "Suckers Punched", only to discover that Courtney planned to eliminate her despite their re-kindled friendship. The arc ends with their original roles being swapped, leaving Gwen angry and hurt while Courtney becomes the atoner.
  • Badass Adorable: While she's one of the toughest characters in the series, admit it, her petite body and big head combined with her huge cat eyes and bob-cut just make us want to snuggle her.
  • Badass Unintentional: When she panicked and kicked a psycho killer in the face in "Hook, Line, and Screamer".
  • Balloon Belly: She grows a little baby bump after pigging out on the buffet in "The Big Sleep".
  • Birds of a Feather: With Duncan.
  • Broken Bird: She was introduced as this, but gradually grows out of it.
  • Bros Before Hoes: A female version of this trope. In All Stars, Gwen for the most part subsides her relationship with Duncan in order to patch things up with Courtney. She eventually dumps Duncan and reconciles with Courtney, telling her that she's done putting relationships over friendships.
  • Buried Alive: Her greatest fear.
  • By the Lights of Their Eyes: When she hides under some grass in "Hide And Be Sneaky" and again when she gets stuck in a cave with Heather, Duncan, and Owen in "Are We There Yeti?"
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': In Action and World Tour.
  • Captain Ersatz: Someone on the official blog noticed that her outfit and hair matched Tibby Rollins' from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in several places, as seen here.
  • Character Development: Starts off as cold and anti-social, but after dating Trent she becomes much more open and a team player. By the time All-Stars comes around, she is one of the nicest, most honest characters.
  • Characterization Marches On: After Season 1, her interest in art is never mentioned again outside of online character bios.
  • Cool Big Sis: Implied to be very close with her younger brother, the TDI biography states she grew up taking care of her brother. She is also one to Cody (who she views as an Annoying Younger Sibling), and later to Cameron.
  • Cool Loser: Despite being intelligent and attractive, Gwen starts off as a loner with a limited pool of close friends, but this is presumably by her own volition.
  • Cool Pet: We don't see them, but according to Duncan she owns two lizards named Angus and Vampyra.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Partly.
  • Damsel in Distress: In "Jamaica Me Sweat". Again during her season 4 cameo, "The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean".
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She's a snarky, cynical girl who dresses in black, green, and dark blue, and is not afraid to point out when the other contestants are acting stupid. But as the episodes go on, it becomes apparent that she's one of the nicest characters on the show—she just takes a while to warm up, that's all.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Gwen is often sarcastic and cynical toward those of the contestants she can't stand.
  • Dead Sparks: Implied. Although Duncan's relationship with Gwen did not deteriorate like it did with Courtney, they're shown to lack chemistry and affection at the start of All-Stars. With them being moved to different teams, Gwen's attempts to make up with Courtney combined with Duncan's attempts to get Courtney's attention eventually causes Gwen to break up with Duncan. It's telling that Duncan's more confused than heartbroken regarding the break-up.
  • Death Glare: In the first season, she was sometimes prone to giving these. She scared Lindsay with a particularly intense one in "Not Quite Famous" to get her to let her into the cabin. Whenever she gave similar glares in the following seasons, it was usually justified.
  • Decoy Protagonist: In Action. Having just been a finalist in Island, Gwen is heavily focused on... until she ends up the fifth contestant eliminated.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: During Island, she initially acts cold and aloof toward the other contestants but warms up to them as time goes on. Particularly Trent.
  • Determinator: According to the Total Drama wiki, she has won more challenges than any other contestant in the series. Her victories in "The Big Sleep" and "Basic Straining" are testaments to her exceptional willpower.
  • Disappeared Dad: According to her online bio, her mother is now single.
  • Don't Look at Me!: In the first season, a minor running gag is Gwen pushing a camera out of her face whenever it's aimed at her.
  • Dude Magnet: Gwen has more guys find her attractive than any other girl on the show. She had two relationships in the series: with Trent and, after, with Duncan. Cody constantly tries to hit on Gwen, but fails.
  • Easily Forgiven: Only by Duncan in Action. He wouldn't vote her off and was impressed that she sabotaged her team instead of being angry with her. Averted by Courtney when she cheats with Duncan in World Tour. Trent, however, forgave her in both cases by the time they next saw each other.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Half-lampshaded by Alejandro in All-Stars, when he tells her that "[she] is as wise as [her] skin is translucent".
  • Enemy Mine: Gwen and Courtney's mutual dislike for Heather makes them bond in the first half of World Tour. Ironically, in most seasons, Gwen and Heather end in this very same situation more than once, and they actually make a very good team when putting their differences aside at least temporarily.
  • Enclosed Space: She appears to have claustrophobia, as her fear is being buried alive.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Does not take Courtney's betrayal well in "Sundae Muddy Sundae".
  • Eye Scream: In "Picnic at Hanging Dork" her eucalyptus allergy causes her eyes to redden and swell to a nightmarish size.
  • The Fettered: Although usually depicted as unsocial and indifferent, Gwen is later shown to deeply care about how others perceive her, especially after dating Duncan.
  • Fighting Your Friend: Gwen is rigged to box with Courtney in "Suckers Punched" just as their friendship seems to be repaired. This actually proves cathartic for both of them as their punches let out all the anger they've had for each other and ultimately strengthens their friendship.
  • Final Girl: Parodied in both "Hook, Line and Screamer" and "Zeek and Ye Shall Find", due to her being a horror movie expert.
  • Foil: To Owen. While both ended up as finalists of Island, they have otherwise complete opposite personalities. Owen is the Big Fun party guy, Nice Guy, and All-Loving Hero who magnetically attracts friends to him. Gwen is a Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold and falls into Good Is Not Nice and has bitter rivalry with Heather. While Owen ain't the brightest bulb and not very fit, Gwen is one of the more intelligent contestants and a Jack-of-All-Trades when it comes to her physical performance.
  • Freudian Slip: Accidentally saying she dated Duncan instead of Trent in "Newf Kids on the Rock". Made all the funnier because she was talking about Heather's "obvious crush" on Alejandro at the time.
  • Genre Savvy: She happens to be pretty savvy about movie genres, especially horror movies.
  • Girls Like Musicians: When Gwen was falling for Trent, one of her main reasons for liking him was that she just couldn't resist boys who played guitar, which he was known for. The opening even has him playing his guitar for her near a campfire, the two of them just about to kiss before Cody interrupts.
  • Guile Hero: She is one of the more strategic heroes, and has shown to be quite manipulative to people like Heather.
  • Guttural Growler: An interesting female variant. Her voice is distinctly raspy, almost to the point you'd think she has a chronic sore throat.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Most prominently in early season one episodes. It is subverted when she falls in love with Trent and falls victim to Heather's cruel diary reading act towards her.
  • Goth: Develops into a Perky Goth later in the series.
  • Goths Have It Hard: Gwen really hasn't had it easy. Besides competing on a Sadist Show for five seasons, she's been bullied repeatedly by Heather, had to break up with Trent, gotten the entirety of the blame for said breakup and forced to vote herself off, gotten involved in a Love Triangle with Duncan and Courtney that cost her the latter's friendship, then tried to make up for it and regain Courtney's trust and seemingly succeeded, only to find out that the other girl was planning to betray her all along.
  • Grumpy Bear: She has trouble dealing with Geoff simply because he's too happy.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Becomes this with Courtney in All-Stars until "Sundae Muddy Sundae", where she learns of Courtney's intention to betray her. In earlier seasons, she seems to have this with Leshawna and Bridgette.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Twice in All-Stars.
    • OK, Gwen. Sure Duncan is a jerkass and unfaithful, but you've known him for five seasons. So when Duncan warns you about Mike being evil, you choose to trust someone you barely even know just because he is a "nice guy" over him? No wonder Mal easily preys on you later in the season.
    • Trying to make amends with Courtney is one thing Gwen, but do you actually think that she will keep her promise of going to the finale together? Even Duncan and Beth know she never keeps her promises as long as the money is involved.
  • Iconic Item: Her diary in Island.
  • Ignored Expert: During "Hook, Line, and Screamer", nobody listens to her advice of surviving a horror film, despite her expertise in the area.
  • In-Series Nickname:
    • Heather always calls her "Weird Goth Girl".
    • "New Heather" by several contestants in World Tour, she's also frequently called "Gothy" or "Gothball".
  • Intoxication Ensues: In "The Am-AH-Zon Race," she accidentally stabs herself with Cody's EpiPen. She's extremely hyper for a good chunk of the episode, but she crashes shortly before the challenge ends.
  • Irony: In All-Stars, when Gwen was put in the villains team, she protested, stating she was nice. In confessional she bitterly states that she spent seasons being a nice girl, only to be in the villain team. While Gwen was never as bad as her new teammate, she was not exactly nice, being at best a cold and anti-social Jerk with a Heart of Gold. It was only in this season that she turns into a complete nice girl.
  • Jerkass Ball: Given that she'd already become a nicer person over the course of Island, her "The Reason You Suck" Speech towards most of the other campers in "The Very Last Episode, Really!" seems rather odd and Out of Character, especially when she goes as far as to call Trent "two-timing" despite realizing he didn't cheat on her when he got eliminated. Only DJ, Owen, Cody, Leshawna and Bridgette got away without an insult.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Early on Island. This also applied in regards to her family. To quote her Island bio, "Gwen may seem tough as nails on the outside, but when it comes to her family, she's as soft as... well, a marshmallow!"
  • Kaleidoscope Hair: She has alternating shades of light teal, black, and dark teal, though her status, as the show's Goth means it's probably a dye job.
  • Keeping the Enemy Close: In "Riot on Set", when Gwen was recruiting her team, Leshawna tells her to "Keep your enemies close", which results in Gwen picking Heather for her team, albeit reluctantly.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Dark to Bridgette and Leshawna's and Zoey's Light.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend: She kept to herself early in the series, but ends up becoming close friends with many of the contestants, most notably Leshawna, Bridgette, Courtney, Trent, and Cody.
  • Loony Friends Improve Your Personality: In the form of Geoff, who she states "brings the party out in you".
  • Meaningful Name: "Gwen" means "white" or "pale", and she's a goth girl with noticeably paler skin than most other characters.
  • Morality Pet: Duncan's. In all three seasons, he's nicer to her than he's ever been to anyone else (including Courtney).
  • Multicolored Hair: With three different shades.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Briefly becomes a Reluctant Fanservice Girl after Heather rips off Gwen's skirt during the rock climbing challenge in "Who Can You Trust?".
  • Nice Girl: She becomes much more friendly after her de-frosting in Island.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: In terms of the love triangle mess in season 3, she is the nice to Duncan's mean and Courtney's in-between.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In "The Am-AH-Zon Race".
  • Nightmare Fetishist: When it comes to horror movies.
  • Not Helping Your Case: For a while, every attempt Gwen makes at patching things up between her and Courtney only makes Courtney hate her even more.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: She wears a corset-like black top with blue and green sleeves.
  • Odd Friendship:
    • Strikes one up with Geoff, in "Trial By Tri-armed Triathlon". While the two are different as night and day, they come to a mutual understanding of each other, with Geoff even managing to help Gwen open up, where he helps amend her view that "partying isn't in your DNA" and more like a "state of mind". The two part on good terms and Geoff vows to invite Gwen to her first party once the season was over.
    • She's surprisingly good friends with Owen, the fun-loving, 296-pound Keet. Notably, their friendship is one of the few relationships that remains consistent across the first three seasons. In the finale of Island, she lists him as one of the few people she considers sane. During Action, he's the only one on the Killer Grips who isn't mad at her because Trent threw the challenges for her sake. During World Tour, she tries to make him feel better about Izzy breaking up with him, and later, he supports her new relationship with Duncan.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: Her reputation is defined solely as "boyfriend stealer" in All-Stars.
  • Only Sane Woman: She lampshades this herself in Island. See Out-of-Character Moment below.
  • Out-of-Character Moment:
    • In the last episode of the first season, when she insults approximately three-quarters of the entire cast, saying that only five of them were sane (which included some of the cast's most obviously flawed members).
    • On the winning screen for the Action game "Best. Game. Ever", she's wearing a huge, goofy, delighted grin that makes her look a little like Izzy.
    • Gets another one in "You Regatta Be Kidding Me!", in which, after becoming best friends with Courtney, she talks about the dream she had in which she rode on a fluffy unicorn across clouds made of marshmallows. Didn't expect her to say that, did you?
    • Her newfound friendship with Zoey is seen as this by many, as she has none of the same interests and indulges in the sickly sweet antics Gwen has been known to gag at in the past.
  • Out of Focus: Gets this in Action
  • Panty Shot: Invoked by Heather during a rock climbing challenge to humiliate Gwen.
    Heather: Hurry up, Gwen! You don't want to fall...behind!! (pulls a rope, ripping off Gwen's skirt)
  • Perky Goth: Develops into one.
  • Perpetual Frowner: At first.
  • Plot Allergy: Gwen loses the tie-breaker challenge as to whom will be eliminated between Courtney and her in "Picnic at Hanging Dork" because it involves eucalyptus leaves, which she's allergic to. She leaves the plane wheezing and with a swollen face.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni:
    • In Island she is the blue to Bridgette and Leshawna's red.
    • In All-Stars she's also the blue to Zoey's red, especially through their physical color contrast green and red.
  • Relationship Upgrade: She starts dating Duncan in World Tour. She breaks up with him in "Moon Madness" when she realizes he still has feelings for Courtney.
  • The Runner-Up Takes It All: She alludes to this when she loses an elimination tiebreaker to Courtney in "Picnic at Hanging Dork".
  • Say My Name: When she wakes up to find out she's been buried alive with Sam in "The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean", her first reaction is to pound on the walls of the box and yell, "CHRIIIIIIIIIIIS!!"
  • Second Love: She falls in love with Duncan after falling in love with Trent, and likewise, he falls in love with her after falling in love with Courtney. It doesn't last; they break up after Gwen learns that Duncan still has feelings for Courtney.
  • Series Mascot: Not quite as much as Owen, but Gwen is one of the show's most recognizable characters and shows up on a lot of promotional material, possibly because of her unique character design.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: The whole reason why she returned for All-Stars was so that she could reconcile with Courtney after what happened between them in World Tour, which she does by "Suckers Punched". Unfortunately, "Sundae Muddy Sundae" reveals that Courtney planned on eventually stabbing Gwen in the back by eliminating her before the finale and going back on a promise they made to take each other to the finale, resulting in Gwen now being the one to break up their friendship, therefore making her entire plot that took up about half the season and the events involving her during it (such as breaking up with Duncan) completely pointless. It also comes as no surprise that she herself gets eliminated in the very next episode since she has no reason to still be in the game.
  • Shipper on Deck: In "Anything Yukon Do, I Can Do Better", she supports Cody/Sierra so that Cody will leave her alone. She also supports Courtney/Scott.
  • Shovel Strike: She hits Harold with a golden shovel in "The Chefshank Redemption".
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: The reason she developed feelings for Trent the first time they actually interacted.
  • Sixth Ranger: To Mike, Cameron, and Zoey's ¡Three Amigos!.
  • Slow "NO!": In "The Big Sleep" when Trent falls asleep, leaving her to finish the challenge alone, and in "The EX-Files" when Courtney trips her to make her drop the alien artifact and lose the challenge for their team.
  • Slut-Shaming: Falls victim to this. The reason she's on the Vultures team is...cheating. Cheating which she didn't initiate, and which no one will let her forget. When you consider what everyone else on the Vultures team did to get there...
  • The Snark Knight: She's probably the most sarcastic female in the series.
  • Soapbox Sadie: Tries to be this, and comically fails due to the sheer idiocy of Katie and Sadie in the Celebrity Manhunt special.
  • Sole Survivor: She becomes the last original contestant remaining in All-Stars.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: She is the most focus character in season one and the first few episodes of season two continue to focus on her relationship with Trent. She then becomes notorious as a spotlight stealer when she and Courtney get involved in a Love Triangle with Duncan in World Tour. Also, her ultimately failed attempt in reconciling with Courtney is a significant plot point in All-Stars.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She comes off as being very cold and distant, but she has a much nicer side once you get to know her.
  • Tender Tomboyishness, Foul Femininity: Snarky goth girl Gwen is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold while her rival Heather is an Alpha Bitch obsessed with makeup and popularity.
  • Token Good Teammate: While Gwen has made a few mistakes in the past, she's still not outright evil like everyone else on the Villainous Vultures. The shot of her in the Villainous Vultures used to be the image for the page.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: With Bridgette (and later Courtney).
  • Tomboyish Voice: As detailed above, she has a raspy voice.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She starts out as a stereotypical Goth girl in her debut but started to come out of her shell after developing a relationship with Trent in the third episode. Her flowering into a kind person was finalized after Heather read Gwen's diary on international television.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Throughout the entire series she is constantly betrayed and emotionally (and physically in Chris' case) battered by others. It's only her persistent will to constantly improve herself that stops her from going insane.
  • Tsundere: For much of the first season, Gwen's attitude toward Trent had a twofold quality due to the Depending on the Writer treatment of their budding relationship.
  • The Unreveal: She and Owen are the only characters whose audition tapes have never been seen.
  • Vocal Evolution: Her voice is higher in season three than in season one, possibly to show her Defrosting Ice Queen status.
  • What Have I Become?: What she feels for doing harm to Courtney in the first half of All-Stars.
  • When She Smiles: Admit it, you just want to cuddle her every time her mouth turns upwards!
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Uses this on Cody in "Picnic at Hanging Dork" to help her get rid of Courtney.
  • We Used to Be Friends: It vaguely implied that Bridgette and Geoff's friendships with Gwen broke apart during Action's Aftermaths as a result of Gwen's breakup with Trent.
    • During Island, Bridgette and Gwen were close friends, but Bridgette turned against Gwen during Action, blaming her for breaking up with Trent. While Bridgette does not outright end their friendship, she makes it clear through her words and actions that she disapproves of how Gwen broke up with Trent and she was not on her side. Bridgette even told her that Lindsay and Beth are ticked at her because they found out that Trent threw their team's challenges for her. And while Bridgette disapproves of Geoff's treatment of Gwen and tries to protect her from his torture, the two girls are never seen making up or interacting again for the rest of the series (although this is partly due to Bridgette falling Out of Focus as an early elimination on World Tour while Gwen continued to receive focus as part of a Love Triangle with Duncan and Courtney).
    • Geoff and Gwen became friends during Island, but after he Took a Level in Jerkass during the Aftermath segments in Action, their friendship deteriorates. While he does not outright end his friendship with Gwen, Geoff guilt trips her over her breakup with Trent, nearly drops an anvil on her, and tries to throw her in a dunk tank full of piranhas. When Gwen points out that they are friends, he responds that his new gig "trumps" the times that he and Gwen made s'mores. He also tells her that she did not leave many friends behind in the game. They never made up and do not interact for the the rest of the series (although this is partly due to Geoff falling heavily Out of Focus and not competing at all in World Tour).
  • X Must Not Win: She made it her mission to make sure Heather loses in Island, so much so that she promised Owen a share in the cash prize or a box of doughnuts if he helps her. In the end, she succeeds.

    Heather, the Queen Bee

"When I win, I'm thinking of my own spin-off series, "The World According to Heather."

Voiced by: Rachel Wilson

Teams: Screaming Gophers, Screaming Gaffers, Team Amazon, Villainous Vultures

The mean Alpha Bitch who rules high school in every teen movie, Heather is as ruthless, narcissistic, manipulative, and self-centered as they come. She always knows what she wants and how to get it, with little regard for who she has to hurt or deceive to achieve her goals.

  • Action Girl: She's not afraid to get her hands dirty (literally or metaphorically) in order to win a challenge.
  • All Take and No Give: Heather's alliances are solely for her benefit. She demands practically everything from Beth and Lindsay while they get nothing in return from Heather, not even gratitude.
  • Alpha Bitch: The series' most definitive example, bullying Lindsay and Beth into doing her bidding during their alliance, and constantly trash-talking Leshawna and Gwen. However, she clashes with Courtney for the position during World Tour, and in All-Stars she clashes with Jo early on for leadership of the Villainous Vultures.
  • Analogy Backfire:
    Heather: A team without a leader is like a horse without a head! It just runs around blind!
    Gwen: I'm pretty sure a horse without a head doesn't run anywhere.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Heather's bio mentions that she has a younger brother named Damien who's not just annoying, but evil (at least to Heather). Despite Heather being a Alpha Bitch who uses deception to get anything she wants, her home is stated to be the only place she's out-ranked in due to his tormenting pranks (such as booby-trapping her room and putting glue in her hair conditioner).
  • Anti-Hero: She ultimately does end up becoming the main hero of World Tour, but this isn't because she pulled a Heel–Face Turn by any means (although she does have multiple Pet the Dog moments, implying that she Took a Level in Kindness since her Humiliation Conga in Island and second defeat in Action). She is only considered the hero because Alejandro is actually MUCH worse than her, and by the end she is the only one left standing against him. Heather's status as hero is confirmed when Cody explicitly tells her "don't let the bad guy win". Her status as Anti-Hero is solidified when she proudly returns to being a Card-Carrying Villain in the next two seasons, proving that she can only be considered a hero when facing someone worse than her.
  • Arch-Enemy:
  • Art Evolution: Regarding Heather's baldness: when her head ends up shaved near the end of Island, it's shown to be flat]]. Come Action, the top of her head has been tweaked to appear round instead, presumably to appear more realistic.
  • Asian Rudeness: According to the creators, Heather is Asian (technically half-Asian, since her dad's shown to be white). Also, there is a reason she is called the "Queen of Mean."
  • Asshole Victim: Very few people, if anyone, feel sorry for Heather whenever she falls victim to Laser-Guided Karma, given her snobbish attitude. This is particularly prominent in "Slap Slap Revolution" when Leshawna slaps Heather silly, in which the other campers were cheering Leshawna on and in "Hawaiian Punch", where the peanut gallery laughs at Heather as she's being pelted with golf balls.
  • Attention Whore: Naturally, given her status as the series' resident queen bee.
  • Bad Boss: Her treatment of Lindsay and Beth in Island was almost criminal. In fact, she's this almost every time she takes charge of her team. In the episode "If You Can't Take The Heat...", she declares herself the Screaming Gophers' head chef for the cooking challenge, making Leshawna chop pineapples (which she's allergic to) and wasting time ordering Owen to get her makeup bag from the cabin. Leshawna gets tired of it and locks her in the freezer.
  • Bald Woman: From her elimination in Island to the Action special.
  • Balloon Belly:
    • In "The Big Sleep", her stomach gets significantly pudgier after gorging herself on a buffet.
    • There's a segment in "Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Action Reunion Special" where the reporters reveal Heather's astounding three-ounce weight gain, complete with a close up of a tiny bulge in her midsection.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Heather's outfit consists of a maroon crop top halter. Leshawna calls her out for it in "3:10 to Crazytown."
  • The Baroness: Though she tries to maintain the status throughout the series, it's most prominent during the first season.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Pretty much all the male contestants acknowledge that Heather's definitely very attractive, but most of them generally keep their distance because they know what her personality is like.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Alejandro.
  • Big Bad: Of the first season, and the most iconic one among contestants. When she made her cameo in the Total Drama: Revenge of the Island episode "Up, Up and Away in My Pitiful Balloon," the new generation is stunned and somewhat scared to see her, with Zoey even asking her if she really is the Heather. While there are several villains in the series that have surpassed her in evilness and ruthlessness (Chris, Alejandro, Mal, Scarlett), Heather is still the most recognizable one of the entire series.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Her on-off teaming up with Alejandro.
  • Big "NO!":
    • In "I Triple Dog Dare You", when the electric razor she kicked out of Chef's hand lands on her head, leading to her Traumatic Haircut and subsequent elimination.
    • She gets one in All Stars after she learns that Alejandro betrayed her to eliminate her.
  • Break the Haughty: Basically the entire first season is this for Heather, and she becomes a lot less abrasive as a result.
  • Butt-Monkey: Even being the main antagonist of a season doesn't make her immune to slapstick.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': Laser-Guided Karma often hits her hard, especially in Island. And oftentimes, Leshawna has a hand in it.
  • Can't Take Criticism: Many times when she is called out for her flaws and misdeeds, she throws a fit. This is a case of Depending on the Writer, however; other times, she revels in her bad reputation to the point where she's not bothered by the others' harsh words about her in the slightest.
    Heather: LeShawna just told it like it is. I don't see what the big deal is. I do it all the time!
    Lindsay: She called you mean and nasty.
    Heather: I Can Live With That.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: "Queen Bee" is the nice way of saying Alpha Bitch.
    Heather: Obviously, I'll be on the villains' team, and I'll be running it by lunch.
  • Character Development: While she's still mean and manipulative, compare how evil she was in Island to how she is in World Tour and there's quite a difference.
  • Characterization Marches On: In early episodes, Heather would take almost every opportunity to mess with her teammates even if it risked making her team lose, like reading Gwen's diary out loud to the whole world during a talent contest or making Leshawna chop pineapples (which she's allergic to) during a cooking competition. This habit seems to have disappeared by the middle of Island, as she became more focused on winning. She even gets mad at Courtney in World Tour for trying to lose the Area 51 challenge on purpose so they could vote out Gwen. She doesn't even like Gwen, but it seems she draws the line at bringing the whole team down for the purpose of single-minded revenge.
  • The Cheerleader: According to her bio, she was a cheerleader at her high school (the head cheerleader at that).
  • The Chessmaster: Twist, manipulate, deceive, and mislead the competition is how she operates.
  • The Chew Toy: Probably the most consistent across three seasons.
  • Chronic Back Stabbing Disorder: In her pursuit for the million dollars, Heather has betrayed almost everyone she ever formed an alliance with. It is because of this, practically no one after the first season is willing to team up with her.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She does not want Courtney (or any other girl for that matter) to have Alejandro.
    (after Alejandro helps Courtney in the wedding dress challenge)
    Heather: I don't know what kind of weddings Alejandro has been to, but each groom gets one bride. One!
  • Composite Character: Heather seems to be a combination of several characters from Camp TV, the show's prototype. Her overall design is modeled after Eva's prototype, her name was initially given to Gwen's prototype and her Big Bad role was intended to be played by Lindsay's prototype.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: As unbelievable as it sounds, she dispenses this advice in "Chinese Fake-Out". When Cody doesn't want to get married to Sierra but she won't take no for an answer, Heather tells him to be honest with her and say flat-out that they will "never, ever be a thing".
  • Curse Cut Short: In "No Pain, No Game" as she is about to insult Lindsay, the foghorn of the returning cruiser cuts her off. Then there's this gem in World Tour when Courtney reminds people again how she's a C.I.T.
    Heather: More like a B-I-T-C...
    Gwen: Guys! Let's get going!
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has a dry wit, perfect for snapping at other contestants.
    Harold: I'll have you know this is a selfless act! My lady fans couldn't handle the loss of this perfect behind!
    Heather: And by "lady fans," he means his mother.
  • Death Glare: Her default expression since she is easily disgusted or aggravated by virtually everyone and everything on the show. Alejandro is even attracted to it, referring to it as her eyes "shooting daggers."
  • Defeat by Modesty: Accidentally does it to herself when her halter top comes off. However the distraction provided by this actually makes her team win the challenge and directly causes Harold's elimination.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: A more realistic approach to the trope—on one hand, she still retains her intense competitiveness and obsession with winning, but on the other hand, she has actually become progressively nicer over the course of the series (or, at the very least, less mean).
  • Determinator: Became this in "Hawaiian Punch".
  • Enemy Mine:
    • With Gwen against Owen and Duncan's team in Island, even high-fiving when they win.
    • With Leshawna right before getting voted off in Action. Before that, Leshawna convinced Gwen to have Heather on their team both to keep an eye on her, and knowing Heather's smarts would actually make her a good ally.
    • With Gwen, again, in the 'Celebrity Manhunt' special, cooperating to delay Alejandro's car, and also against Courtney in the second half of World Tour, partly because Courtney kept throwing challenges and partly out of jealousy because of Alejandro flirting with her.
    • Temporarily with Courtney against Gwen once it was revealed that Gwen kissed Duncan behind Courtney's back, until the aforementioned instances led her to switch sides.
    • With Alejandro in "African Lying Safari" as part of their Big Bad Duumvirate, which also stems from their Belligerent Sexual Tension.
    • And yet, again, with Gwen in All Stars; Heather actively looks for an alliance with her, since she's the only non-villainous Vulture and therefore the one she can truly trust with making any kind of deal with.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She doesn't trust Owen because she finds his cheerfulness creepy and unnatural.
  • Evil Counterpart: Heather is one to Gwen in unmitigated spades. Both of them start off as loners, and quickly develop an antagonistic relationship with Chris. Both are beautiful females who attract plenty of interest from the opposite sex. However, Heather is a representation of everything that Gwen is absolutely not, especially in Island. Gwen is a loner by voluntary choice, and generally minds her own choices. Heather, by contrast, winds up a loner because of her abuse of her allies. Gwen, despite having a cynical and snarky side, genuinely cares for her friends, and won't hesitate to risk losing the challenge to help them. Heather puts on a nice façade, but the friendship she offers is false, and backstabs them once they are no longer needed. Gwen is shown to accomplish most of her victories on her own merit, while Heather relies on her allies, and all of her individual wins are through sheer luck. Gwen is adamant on winning the competition fairly, even against friends. Heather will not hesitate to cheat to win. Gwen is shown in both her online biographies and the video message from her family to have a good relationship with her family, while Heather has a dysfunctional one. Gwen's relationships with Trent and Duncan were healthy, and they failed because of odd actions on Trent and Duncan's side. Heather's relationship with Alejandro swings from one pendulum to the next. In other words, Heather represents everything that Gwen appears to be, but is not.
  • Even Bad Women Love Their Mamas: In Action, in the Medical Drama-based challenge, it's shown that Heather considers her mother as her best friend; in fact, when she thinks she's going to die along with the other contestants, she writes her last will and testament, leaving everything to her mom.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Despite of her ruthlessness, she does, in rare moments, displayed some concern for the other contestants' well-beings whenever they were injured or in near-death situations, such as Trent's sky diving mishap or Owen's broken jaw. Apparently, she wouldn't go so far as to wanting them to die.
    • In I See London, she was legitimately concerned for Alejandro's safety after he was kidnapped, and suggested looking for him despite being on opposite teams.
    • Alejandro's plan to eliminate Duncan in "African Lying Safari" leaves her stunned.
    Heather: (confessional) Even I'm not that ruthless!
    • She, along with Cody and Alejandro, is genuinely concerned when Sierra gets caught in the plane explosion.
  • Everyone Can See It: It became gradually obvious that she and Alejandro were falling for each other over the course of World Tour. To the point that during Blaineley's rant after her elimination in "Chinese Fake-Out," she told them to "give it up and make out already." Whenever anyone stated it outright, Heather always denied it.
    Heather: Why does everybody keep saying that?
  • Evil Is Hammy: She's quite open about being evil.
    Noah: (about Chris's new reality show) A bunch of nasty jerks live in a huge mansion and get all bored and backstabby.
    Heather: I'm nasty! That should be me!
  • Evil Is Petty: She frequently takes opportunities to get under her teammates' skin, such as making Leshawna slice pineapple chunks despite her allergy to them or tearing off Gwen's skirt during a rope-climbing trust exercise. However, she is capable of restraining herself when it comes to challenges that require teamwork—see Pragmatic Villainy below.
  • Ex-Big Bad: Heather is the most prominent example in the series. Being the original Big Bad of Total Drama, after the conclusion of her first season, she remains around for most of the series. All the other contestants are all too wary of her shady past, but she never quite ascends to the status of main threat ever again. In World Tour she actually becomes the Villain Protagonist for the first half of the season before going through a Hazy Feel Turn and ends up as the Anti-Hero up against the new Big Bad Alejandro.
  • Expy:
    • Of Regina George. Also a "Queen Bee" who serves as a manipulative Big Bad that ruins the lives of others.
    • And, of course, of the Heathers, who she's likely named after. Particularly Heather Chandler, as she's the Queen Bee and by far the most cruel.
  • Fatal Flaw: In the first season, recklessness. Heather repeatedly commits actions throughout Island that not only manage to alienate everybody on her team, and ultimately, the entire cast, but are extremely shortsighted and bring her no long term benefit, while only giving her short term advantages. One excellent example of this is reading Gwen's diary, as it managed to make her an eternal enemy in Gwen, didn't get her team any points, (and it's implied that had Heather actually performed ballet, it would have been enough to seal a Gopher victory), and nearly got her voted off. The only reason she makes it so far, especially after the merge, is either someone else is removed, or she gets invincibility. Unsurprisingly, her shortsighted decision making finally gets her eliminated in the final three.
  • Femme Fatalons: In the New York episode where she slices open the prize apple with her nails.
  • Foil: One to Courtney, primarily. Both are arrogant, domineering girls who will resort to any means to win the competition, and leaders of their teams in Season 1. The difference is that Heather revels in her villainy and prefers to manipulate others into doing her bidding, while Courtney sees herself as a hero and wins most of the challenges on her own merits (skill, strength). Heather also starts the series as a villain but gradually softens up and becomes an Anti-Hero after her Island defeat, while Courtney starts off heroic, but jumps down the slippery slope into self-serving villainy.
  • Formerly Fat: She was apparently overweight in school, which caused her to get bullied a lot. Part of her Freudian Excuse.
  • Freudian Excuse: Hinted at in the first special by Harold, who theorizes that at least part of the reason for Heather's bad attitude is that she either has family issues at home (such as her parents being divorced—which is later disproven since Heather's parents appear to still be married) or that she was fat and unpopular when she was youngerWord of God confirms that Heather was in fact fat and unpopular up until she started high school; that could also explain her fear of sumo wrestlers. Also, it's pretty much confirmed that she does have family issues (with her parents and younger brother, at least).
  • Gambit Roulette: A lot of her schemes require an insane amount of luck to work:
    • In Not Quite Famous, after reading Gwen's diary in front of everyone, she convinces Lindsay, Beth, Izzy and Owen to vote off Justin. The problem is, at this point she's on a team with ten campers so Heather had to assume everyone else wouldn't unanimously vote for her, otherwise there could have been a tie-breaker or even a double elimination.
    • In Search and Do Not Destroy, she kisses Trent in front of Gwen. Leshawna catching wind of this, rallies the contestants to vote off either Trent or Heather, Heather wins immunity so they settle with eliminating Trent. However, Heather had no way of knowing her chest had the immunity pass in it.
  • Gold Tooth: Gains one after Leshawna knocks one of her teeth out in "Slap Slap Revolution". However, it is gone after World Tour, likely replaced with a natural-colored prosthetic.
  • Hated by All: Due to her heinous actions throughout Island—as pointed out by Izzy in Action, none of the other contestants (except for Harold, the only one initially willing to actually give Heather a chance) actually like or trust her. And as shown in the video message she gets from home, not even her own family seems to like her that much, as her parents are shown celebrating her absence (even going so far as to have all the stuff in her room moved out while she's gone). Lampshaded in the fourth World Tour Aftermath episode when the hosts are discussing the final three contestants:
    Bridgette: ♪There's Heather, she's an ice queen / But she's been playing hard!♪
    Geoff: ♪Too bad everybody hates her, she'd have to pay a bodyguard!♪
  • Hazy Feel Turn: She did go through some redemption at the end of World Tour, but she doesn't quite end up as being heroic either and it's quite hard to place her on the morality scale.
  • Heroic Resolve: In "Hawaiian Punch", she's on the verge of defeat when trapped in a cage she can't escape from until Cody implies that she's "the Good Guy". At this realization, she bursts out and goes on to defeat Alejandro.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • The third Action aftermath reveals that she has some degree of genuine respect for Harold. As she is shown in an exclusive clip secretly admiring Harold's Num-Yo skills, and attempting to use her own pair. Which fails miserably.
    • In "Not Quite Famous" Heather is shown to be an enough talented ballet dancer to be chosen to represent her team in that episode's challenge. It's a shame she chooses to read Gwen's diary in front of everyone instead.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: She previously threatened Lindsay with a head shaving if she ever betrayed their alliance again. Incidentally, Heather betrayed Lindsay in "That's Off the Chain," and Lindsay used Heather's own threat against her as a dare in "I Triple Dog Dare You," leading to Heather's Traumatic Haircut and subsequent elimination.
  • Humiliation Conga: In "I Triple Dog Dare You!"...
    • Gwen and Owen decided to double-team Heather with one challenge after another. Surprisingly, Heather manages to take all of them...until the final dare where she had to get her hair shaven. She attempts to reject it, only for her hair to get shaven regardless. And to really add insult to injury (at least for Heather), since she didn't technically accept the dare (as she kicked the razor out of Chef's hands to try and avoid it), she ends up being eliminated anyway.
    • Even before Gwen and Owen double-teamed her, Heather's first dares involved licking Owen's armpit and sucking jelly out of Owen's belly button. She would've also had to lick Owen's toe jam, but used the only freebie she earned to opt out of that dare.
  • Icy Gray Eyes: Cold and unapproachable.
  • I'm Not Here to Make Friends: She is hated by almost everyone because she either manipulated, insulted, had a hand in eliminating or left a bad impression on them. She even manages to alienate the second generation contestants in her cameo appearance in Revenge of the Island. She even states in "Wawawakna Gone Wild!" that she's here to win, not to make friends.
  • Important Haircut: Her hair getting shaved off marks the point where she is utterly defeated by Gwen and ceases to be a main antagonist.
  • Improbable Weapon User: "Don't try to stop me! I've got gold statuettes and I am not afraid to use them!"
  • In-Series Nickname: "Old Heather" by countless others, even Gwen, who was dubbed "New Heather."
  • Irony: She once argued with Leshawna that at least she was popular. She ends up being the most hated contestant in the series, her own family is glad she's not home and it's strongly implied she has no friends.
  • It's All About Me: "I'm valuable!"
  • Jerkass: She read Gwen's diary out loud for the world just because Gwen gave her a little lip. Even Chris was absolutely disgusted with her for it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After Island, her positive traits were allowed to show through on occasion.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • Told Cody, Sierra and Alejandro that the Marriage of Sierra and Cody is invalid, stating as there was no wedding certificate first and foremost. Sure she's probably doing this to hurt Alejandro's favor with Sierra, but she made a point about the marriage being a sham.
    • Calls Chris out on allowing Alejandro and Blaineley to cheat in the gross food challenge in "Chinese Fake-Out".
    • In Revenge when returning as guest she steals the million dollar prize and attempts to escape, claiming it was owed to her. Thing is, she isn't wrong, even in Alejandro's ending of World Tour where she lost, she only did so because of a bogus ruling because she threw the wrong idol into the volcano, even though she clearly beat Alejandro, and in neither ending is it her fault the prize money was destroyed by Zeke.
  • Kick the Dog: She acts callously towards practically everyone, especially in Island. In particular, she frequently mistreats her alliance mates Beth and Lindsay, and she has intense rivalries with Gwen and Leshawna.
  • Large Ham: Her emotional outbursts are truly something to behold.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Fell victim to it quite regularly in Island. Gwen lampshades this in a confessional.
    Gwen: (in confessional, after Heather falls into a jellyfish pool) Sometimes, the universe just gives you a freebie. (looks up at the sky and gives a thumbs up)
  • Lean and Mean: She's tall and skinny, and she's also the show's main Alpha Bitch.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: When it's just her and Alejandro left in World Tour, most of the contestants ended up supporting her. Compared to him, Heather was the "good guy".
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Dark to Lindsay's Light.
  • Literal Metaphor: When describing how she got Owen to vote off Justin, Heather simply says "and Owen? Piece of cake!" It's then shown that she literally bribed him with a piece of cake.
  • Malicious Misnaming:
    • She has called Lindsay "Lindsiot" at least twice.
    • She often refers to Gwen as "Weird Goth Girl".
    • She has called Izzy either "Psycho Hose Beast" or simply "Crazy Girl".
  • Manipulative Bitch: She is one of the most manipulative contestants in the entire series, rivaled only by Alejandro. This is especially the case in Island, and still holds traces of it later seasons.
    Heather: In this world, there are shepherds and there are sheep, and Lindsay is a major sheep. Baaaaaah!
  • The Masochism Tango: With Alejandro. Her and Alejandro literally tango, on top of a train, while singing about how much they hate each other in "Planes, Trains, and Hot Air Mobiles".
    You are the worst, why must you torment me?
    It's all a game to you, but not to me...
  • Meaningful Name: She's most likely named after Heathers, a film about social cliques in high school that features a trio of queen bees as main characters, all named Heather—just like her.
  • Misplaced Retribution: During the cooking challenge, Leshawna, Lindsay and Beth play keep-away with her makeup bag and lock her in the freezer, but during the next episode, she ignores them and directs her anger at Gwen.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Her video message from home shows that she has an Asian mother and a Caucasian father.
  • Modesty Towel: She is seen in one so often during the first season, it's almost a secondary outfit. She also wore one in her audition tape.
  • Moral Myopia: In "The Sucky Outdoors," she's furious that Gwen dumped Harold's red ant farm in her bed and swears revenge, despite the fact that said incident was provoked by Heather stealing Gwen's diary and reading it out loud on national television; when Trent points this out to her, Heather blows him off.
  • Morality Pet: Alejandro's love for her is his most prominent redeeming quality. To the point where it actually helped him finally beat his brother José who's practically been the cause of Alejandro's ruthless nature.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Invokes this to get on the show. She has many Shower Scenes and appearances in a Modesty Towel during the first season. Plus, her boobs were shown in "X-Treme Torture", and her butt was shown (uncensored no less) in "3:10 to Crazytown".
  • Never My Fault: In Island, she would sabotage other contestants with relish, but react with anger when they decided to get her back. When she swore revenge against Gwen for dumping Harold's red ant farm into her bed, Trent pointed out that Heather had read Gwen's diary out loud to the entire world the previous night; she brushed him off.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown
    • Was on the receiving end of this twice, first from Gwen and then from Leshawna.
    • Was on the giving end in Revenge of the Island against Lightning with the million dollar briefcase, no less.
  • Odd Friendship: She and Cody develop a friendship over their shared hatred of Alejandro in World Tour.
  • Only Sane Woman: Sometimes acts like this when compared to some of the other contestants.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: While it's obvious that she's gotten progressively nicer over the course of the series, no one could have been prepared for her sweet, cheerful display in "Moon Madness", even if it was all an act to trick Alejandro. She hugs an alligator at one point.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • In Island, she tried to calm DJ down when he got freaked out by her facial and joined his goodbye group hug when he was eliminated.
    • Here's a shocker, in Action, she defends Leshawna after Leshawna gets caught bad-mouthing all of the contestants, including her during her spa trip with her cousin, Leshaniqua. She later gives Leshawna her wig as a gift to remember her by after she gets voted off.
    • Several times in World Tour. Examples include warning Leshawna that Alejandro was up to no good, consoling a heartbroken Courtney after it was revealed Duncan and Gwen had kissed, and giving Sierra a headdress and wheelchair because she sympathized with her being bald on national TV.
  • Plot Armor: In Island, there are a few episodes the contestants could've easily voted her out, but didn't. This is even more noticeable in the final episodes, after everyone witnessed her voting off Lindsay and swore to eliminate her when they get the chance. In addition to several episodes where Heather wins immunity, even in ones she doesn't the contestants end up voting someone else such as Izzy and Geoff, when Heather would have been the more logical choice.
    • Because of her pampered life style and spending most of season one having Lindsay and Beth do her challenges for her, Heather fails every challenge after the last of her allies were eliminated since she was so used to having people help her. If it weren't for plot's sake, she would had been eliminated an episode after Lindsay.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Heather is the Big Bad of Island and always a villain; mean and hated by nearly everyone. However, she will not screw with her teammates if doing so would hurt the team's chances of winning a challenge, and more than once has gotten mad at others for doing just that.
    • She even goes so far as to counsel Sierra after the latter fell to Alejandro's manipulations and ended up annoying Chris.
    • Most notably Courtney during World Tour. Heather even once essentially says at one point, "I'd rather win fairly than lose on purpose".
  • Pyrrhic Victory: In both endings of World Tour;
    • In her ending of World Tour, she finally wins the competition and the million dollars only for her million to get stolen from her by a feral Ezekiel seconds later. She is last seen swimming away for her life from an erupting volcano with a giant boulder about to hit her just before the camera cuts away.
    • In Alejandro's ending of World Tour, she accidentally throws Alejandro's effigy into the volcano instead of hers, making him the winner instead. She doesn't get hit by the flaming boulder at the end, however.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: Ever since the first season, she became less evil, but many will never forget her actions on it since;
    • In Action, while Heather obviously isn't "good," she's not nearly as evil as she was in Island—but because of her past actions, and as mentioned above, Izzy told Heather to her face that, with the exception of Harold, none of the other contestants actually like or trust her, and Gwen (her team captain) outright says that any idea being suggested by Heather is reason enough not to do it.
    • In World Tour, this only gets worse: She's even less evil at this point, but the rest of the cast now seems to hate her more than ever. When she is in the final three, she has literally zero cast-mates rooting for her, while Alejandro, who has been more actively villainous in this season than Heather ever was, has five.
  • Rich Bitch: Heather's mentioned to come from a rich family.
  • Rise of Zitboy: It's mentioned that she had bad facial acne when she was younger.
  • The Rival: To Courtney, mostly in World Tour.
  • Schemer: Has hatched countless plans that have taken down large portions of the cast.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Let's not beat around the bush; Heather's GORGEOUS, and she knows it. She actually uses that fact to get on to the show in her audition tape.
  • She's Got Legs: They make up more than half of her body height, and they're incredibly toned.
  • Shipper on Deck: Of Gwen/Duncan and Cody/Sierra, but only to ruffle feathers — she doesn't actually give a damn about anyone's love life.
  • Shower Scene: Several during Island with Sexy Silhouette.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Alejandro when they finally get together in the All-Stars finale.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Played with—Heather's easily one of the most arrogant and stuck-up contestants, but most of the time, she has the skills and intelligence to back up her claims. However, there at times where Heather ultimately overestimates her abilities (while underestimating her opponents) and it's shown that she's not as good as she claims to be, and she relies on others to do her dirty work.
  • Smug Snake: While smart and manipulative, Heather's very arrogant and tends to get overconfident, and in "I Triple Dog Dare You," her massive ego, along with her vanity, proved to be her ultimate downfall—that's actually what Gwen was banking on in the aforementioned episode.
  • Spoiled Brat: She's self-absorbed, bossy and entitled narcissist from a rich background which enhances her large ego and a tendency to demean others close to her.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: She is one of the most focused-on contestants in the entire series and is by far the most focused-on antagonist. She only goes Out of Focus during the second half of Action, most of Revenge of the Island (apart from "Up, Up, and Away in My Pitiful Balloon"), and the second half of All-Stars, until the "Final Wreck-ening".
  • Stripping Snag: Heather, riding a rapidly moving vehicle, loses her top when a passing tree branch slips under it and tears it off.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: For Courtney. She REALLY wants her hair.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Prior to Sierra and Blaineley's introductions, she was the tallest female among the first generation cast.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Her mother looks almost identical to her.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Considering both of her minions have an "F" in evil. Lampshaded in "If You Can't Take the Heat...".
    Heather: Ugh! It's like I'm on a team of morons!
  • Take Over the World: As the page quote says, she claims when she wins TDI that she wants to have a spinoff series called "The World According to Heather." It's also stated in her TDI biography that she signed up for the show as practice for her long-term goal of ruling Europe.
  • Tempting Fate:
    • She's relieved in "I Triple Dog Dare You" when the bottle lands on Lindsay's picture, claiming that she will finally get a break since she believes Lindsay is too stupid to come up with anything bad. However, when Chris reveals Lindsay's dare, "Have your head shaved by Chef", it would lead to her Traumatic Haircut and subsequent elimination.
    • She promises in the confessional that she won't be the one to go home after someone has stolen her immunity idol. Alejandro turns out to be the one who took it and uses it to eliminate her.
  • There Are Two Kinds of People in the World: Shepherds and sheep, according to Heather in "Hide and Be Sneaky". She sees herself as the former and Lindsay as the latter.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: As much as she would love to eliminate people she hates, she loves winning more, and if you are caught throwing her team's challenges on purpose, she will make it her business to eliminate you, as seen with Gwen in Action and Courtney in World Tour.
  • Token Evil Teammate: During the first 3 seasons she often cheated or manipulated events to help her team get ahead.
  • Token Minority: Heather has had her ethnicity verified. According to Todd Kaufmann, she is Asian, though Heather's technically only half-Asian, since her dad is shown to be Caucasian.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Total Drama Island, Heather doesn't bother helping out in challenges and always has Beth and Lindsay doing the work for her. Without their help, she faces many difficulties in participating in any of her challenges. In subsequent seasons, she is willing to get her hands dirty and even manages to reach the finale of Total Drama World Tour on her own.
  • Took a Level in Kindness:
    • Gradually over the course of the series. While not exactly "kind," Heather is far less evil and manipulative than she was in Island, especially in the third season when compared to her rival/love interest Alejandro.
      Alejandro: ...compared to me, Heather's a saint!
    • In "Moon Madness" this is taken Up to Eleven, where she becomes happy and sweet while under the influence of the Blue Harvest Moon until it's revealed in the confessional that she was faking it.
  • Trash Talk: She's quite skilled at this, especially when it comes to Gwen and Leshawna.
    Heather: Back off ghetto glamour, too tight pants wearing, rap star wannabe.
    Leshawna: Mall shopping, ponytail wearing, teen girl reading, peaking in high school prom queen.
  • Traumatic Haircut: Played straight when her hair was shaved off, but averted with her attempts to take Courtney's.
  • Tsundere: Towards Alejandro.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: She doesn't show even the slightest bit of gratitude towards Beth or Lindsay. This is what eventually leads Beth to betray Heather in "Paintball Deer Hunter".
  • Unholy Matrimony: Eventually develops this with Alejandro.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When she gets eliminated in Island. She's heard by the eliminated contestants all the way from Play De Losers.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: As much she's likely to fued with Harold and Duncan, she is often willing to team up with both of them in Action and she even teams up with Gwen (her worst enemy besides Leshawna) and Courtney in World Tour.
  • Villain Protagonist: During the first half of World Tour, before becoming an Anti-Hero after her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Vocal Evolution: As the series progresses, her voice gradually loses the snobbish tones it had in season one.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Wears very short shorts. Jo calls her out on them in "Up, Up, and Away In My Pitiful Balloon".
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She is afraid of sumo wrestlers.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Alejandro. In the All-Stars finale, they finally get together, though they still maintain their competitive natures.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: In "Search and Do Not Destroy", to break up Gwen and Trent, she tells Trent that Gwen was being mean to her and she shouldn't be trusted in an attempt to gain his sympathy. To seal the deal, Heather kisses Trent in front of Gwen to make it appear that he is cheating on her.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Heather and Leshawna were bitter enemies in Total Drama Island, and that did not change in Total Drama Action. But when Leshawna's teammates learn that she pretended to have a breakdown in order to guilt trip her teammates into letting her have a night at a spa away from the set and badmouthed them behind their backs, Heather was the only one to forgive her and defend her actions. So when Heather was voted off, Leshawna tells Heather she considers them friends. In a later episode, Leshawna states that she meant what she said and she does consider Heather her friend. By season 3, Heather and Leshawna are back to being bitter enemies with no reason given why their friendship ended. In fact, Leshawna even hates Heather more, once beating Heather up for warning her about Alejandro being evil. And even when she learns Heather was telling the truth, she was still glad she beat Heather.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Well, more jerkass than world destroying, but she only acts like a jerk because of troubles of being bullied for being fat when she was a kid.
  • You Are Fat: In Island, one of her favorite insults against Leshawna is to make cracks about her weight, but her rival gives as good as she gets.
    Heather: ...especially that! (points to Leshawna's large bra hanging off the side of the bed) That is bugging me!
    Leshawna: Yeah, it'd bug me too, if I didn't have anything in the front or in the back to shake!
    Heather: Yeah?! Well, you got so much junk in your trunk, your jeans should come with a trash compactor!
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!:
    • Her shared reaction with Alejandro, Sierra, and Cody when Chris demanded a musical number during a very inopportune time.
    • Her reaction to the robot breaking apart and revealing itself to have contained Alejandro in the first episode of Total Drama All-Stars.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: How she betrays Lindsay towards the end of "That's Off the Chain."

    Izzy, the Psycho Hose Beast

"Genius runs in my family... so does psychotherapy... HEY did I tell you guys I have an IQ of 188? cuz I do."

Voiced by: Katie Crown

Teams: Killer Bass, Screaming Gophers, Killer Grips, Team Amazon, Team Chris is Really, Really, Really, Really, Hot

"Nutty as a ten-ton bag of pecans smothered in peanut butter, encased in a cashew the size of China", Izzy is easily the most eccentric of all contestants. Bounding with endless energy and insane ideas, Izzy has a wild and excitable personality that makes her nearly impossible for anyone to handle.

  • Action Girl: She's able to regularly beat up a Scary Black Man with ease.
  • Anti-Hero: She isn't the most heroic in the cast but isn't immoral either.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Chef Hatchet, trading blows with him on multiple occasions.
  • Ax-Crazy: Her bio at the official pages at Teletoon and Cartoon Network hints that she is this.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a Cute and Psycho girl who can kick your butt. And Chef's.
  • Bare Your Midriff: As part of her fairly revealing outfit.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: She has proven time and again that she is very unstable.
  • Big Eater: A rather disgusting example. In "Total Drama Drama Drama Drama Island", she casually gorges herself on almost a hundred marshmallows in a single sitting, then runs off to throw up from eating too much... then grabs some hotdogs and starts eating again once she's done puking.
  • The Big Gal: On the Killer Grips and Team Amazon before the switch.
  • Can-Crushing Cranium: She smashes a soda can against her forehead in "Total Drama Drama Drama Drama Island".
  • Catchphrase: As Explosivo, "Boom-boom!"
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Her default expression.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Katie Crown goes all out crazy while voicing Izzy, even improvising a vast amount of her lines.
  • Cleavage Window: In her signature outfit. Also used as a Victoria's Secret Compartment in one of the Action aftermaths.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Her defining character trait, as can be seen from her label.
    Leshawna: Is it just me, or is that girl some kind of crazy?
  • Cluster Bleep-Bomb: In the Action special, she goes ballistic Christian Bale style, on her filming crew for no apparent reason. The American airing supplants the bleeps with other words like "stinking".
  • Cool Crown: She wears one in her second audition tape.
  • Creepy Good: Despite her weird and borderline insane antics, Izzy is quite a friendly fellow to most contestants.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Was on the receiving end when up against Mal while she was in a spider costume in "Suckers Punched".
  • Cute and Psycho: She's energetic, happy-go-lucky, and crazy as all get out.
  • Cute Bruiser: She can hold her own against Chef and then some.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Izzy's voice tends to be screechy whenever she's excitable. Also, she often shouts a lot of her dialogue.
  • Demoted to Extra: In World Tour, Izzy has no major interactions with anybody besides Noah and Owen (having very little interactions with either Alejandro or Tyler despite the smaller teams), is never seen in the confessional booth, is eliminated through a non-gameplay elimination halfway through the same episode where DJ is eliminated (notably being the only contestant to rank lower than a member of Team Victory), doesn't stick to her usual tradition of returning after a previous elimination despite the reason for her elimination being cured in the very next episode, and is even mysteriously missing throughout the fourth aftermath episode.
  • Determinator: When she heard about the Total Drama Island auditions, she camped outside a producer's front door for three weeks until he agreed to cast her on the show. She now has a restraining order against her and she can't come within two miles of his house.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She shows no concern about being covered in bees or a snake trying to kill her.
  • Ditzy Genius: Did she mention to you that she has an IQ of 188? Cuz she does! In World Tour, a blow to the head makes her a super genius; however, she reverts back to her usual, crazy self with another blow to the head.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": She demands to be called "Kaleidoscope/E-scope" during the first part of the second season.
  • Extreme Omnivore: She casually bites the head off a raw fish when she returns in "No Pain, No Game", demonstrating her wilderness survival skills.
  • Fiery Redhead: So fiery, she is certifiably insane.
  • Fighting Irish: According to Word of God, she's Irish, and is a Fiery Redhead and Action Girl capable of fist-fighting Chef to a standstill.
  • Fish Eyes: Briefly in "Aftermath: Revenge of the Telethon".
  • "Flowers for Algernon" Syndrome: Becomes a super-genius in the Jamaica episode but returns to her "normal" self in the second aftermath.
  • Freaky Is Cool: In her first audition video, she openly admits that she enjoys being freaky.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She seems to get along better with animals than people, befriending prairie dogs, camels, beavers, and a snake with ease (although the last one bit her).
  • Fun Personified: The character most dedicated to comic relief, being all about craziness and being silly. She's always out to have a blast and live life to the fullest.
  • Gasshole: In the season one special she ate 95 marshmallows, chugged some soda and burped louder than Owen ever could right in Eva's face. After saying that Eva could burp better, she burps loud enough to cause a small tidal wave in a pool. Naturally, Owen is turned on by this.
  • Genki Girl: Hyper does not even begin to describe Izzy; she's so genki, that she's even enthusiastic about getting poison ivy wrapped around her face as part of a challenge.
  • Girl with Psycho Weapon: Normally a paintball gun would not qualify as a "psycho weapon", but because it's Izzy, she converted hers into a bazooka launcher.
  • Good Bad Girl: She's a nutty chick with an extreme love for danger, but she also has a heart of gold right underneath that mental persona of hers.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: As Explosivo, she uses a few Spanish words in her sentences, like "loco" (crazy) and "Sí, muy caliente!" (Yes, very hot!).
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Especially when she's Explosivo! She also blew up the beach on Boney Island, using her special "kindling", and loves being hunted down by the RCMP.
    Izzy: You'll never get me alive! AHAHAHAHAHA!!
  • The Hyena: She is usually seen laughing at something or someone.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In one episode of Action she gets frustrated by her teams' idiocy and states she's "surrounded by loons", which is particularly amusing considering her history as being the biggest CloudCuckooLander in the cast.
  • Impossible Genius: As Brainzilla, she claims to have worked out time travel.
  • Improbably High I.Q.: Of 188. Or so she claims.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: She's an Action Girl and one of Total Drama's best combatants (capable of regularly beating up a Scary Black Man), has an alleged IQ of 188, Speaks Fluent Animal, has pyrotechnic knowledge, is a master of many weapons, displays Toon Physics, and has at least four split personalities, one of which is a savant level genius who figured out time travel.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Psycho Hose Beast", mainly by Heather.
  • Knuckle Cracking: When she's about to take on Chef in "Hide And Be Sneaky".
  • Large Ham: Katie Crown really hams it up as a manic, hyperactive wildcard.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Characterized by her tendency to impulsively jump right into danger without hesitation.
  • Lethally Stupid: What does she do when she's informed of a bomb in front of her? Tap it with a hammer!
  • Loophole Abuse: Izzy invokes this when she returns in "The Chefshank Redemption", telling Chris and the others that they technically eliminated "E-Scope", not "Izzy".
  • Mad Bomber: Part of the reason why she insists on being called Explosivo as (s)he's "Loco for Boom-Boom!".
  • Made of Iron: While she gets hurt just as much as other characters, she’s among the few who takes the punishment and gets right back up with it barely phasing her.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: To Owen.
  • Master of Disguise: Izzy loves to dress up and play the part of ferocious animal. Her roles include a bear in "The Sucky Outdoors", a polar bear in the World Tour intro sequence, and a giant spider in both "Finders Creepers" and "Suckers Punched".
  • Meganekko: As Brainzilla.
  • Mixed Ancestry: She claims to be 1/87th Cherokee in "Up the Creek" and Scottish in "Riot on Set". Word of God also says she's Irish.
  • Motor Mouth: Izzy is prone to rapid-fire and often lengthy mind dumps.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her standard outfit includes a cleavage window, a bare midriff, and a skirt that shows damn near everything between her legs. She also had a "meh" reaction to losing her bikini bottom in the pool.
  • The Münchausen: She is full of insane stories about where she learned her survival skills. Most of the cast dismiss everything she says (unless she's talking about how crazy she is, which is true), however, it turns out she really is on the run from the RCMP, as discovered when they come for her during one of the marshmallow ceremonies. All the other campers are left staring in wide-eyed shock as she runs off into the woods, laughing madly and followed by the helicopter.
  • No Indoor Voice: Occasionally, Izzy shouts much of her dialogue.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown:
    • She regularly beats Chef, a man more than twice her size, in a straight up fist fight.
    • She fell victim to one by Mike (as Mal) in "Suckers Punched".
  • Non-Gameplay Elimination: Happens twice:
    • In Up the Creek, the RCMP come for her, which causes her to flee into the woods, effectively quitting the game, although the episode's preceding events suggest that she would probably have been voted off anyway.
    • In World Tour, she is taken by the (presumably) Canadian military in order to harness her new-found superintelligence.
  • Non Sequitur: She is often prone to giving these.
    Izzy: I heart marshmallow sauce!
  • Noodle Incident: "If I can handle hand to paw combat with a polar bear, I can handle a bald, emotionally withdrawn cook in a Halloween costume!"
  • The Nose Knows: Claimed to "smell something lucky" during a maze challenge in Egypt. A more definite case of this power comes during All-Stars, when she's immediately able to tell that there's something wrong with "Mike" because of his scent.
    "You smell weird! Like a honey-cruller wrapped in rotten ham. Good on the inside, poison on the outside."
  • Odd Friendship: With Noah and Eva during the Island special.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: She sobers up during particularly dangerous situations, such as the "Masters of Disasters" incident mentioned above.
  • The Ophelia: Izzy is a fairly good example, with lots of emphasis being put on her mental instability, but nevertheless is a very attractive young lady.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Aside from a few rare moments, she is always seen with some kind of smile on her face, usually a large, goofy grin.
  • Pet the Dog: After Katie and Sadie were initially placed on separate teams, she switched teams with Katie so she could be with her best friend.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She regularly gives a whupping to Chef Hatchet (who's at least twice her height and three times her width), as well as being able to throw the 296 pound Owen with ease.
  • Plucky Girl: The only time she has ever been genuinely upset is when Owen shoved her into the apparent Psycho Killer with a chainsaw and a hook before fleeing.
  • The Pollyanna: Parodied. While Izzy is generally happy-go-lucky, only someone as crazy as her would take being strangled by a snake in stride, even going as far as calling it friendly and referring to a bite as a kiss.
    Duncan: Uh, Izzy, you've got a snake on your head.
    Izzy: I know, but don't worry. He's friendly. (the snake bites her, everyone gasps in terror) See? Kisses! (passes out)
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: Before beating up Chef (again) in World Tour, she yells, "EGYPTIAN STYLE!!"
  • Prim and Proper Bun: She ties her hair into one of these when she becomes Brainzilla.
  • Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: Not so much towards Owen, but to some of the guys she previously dated. In the first aftermath episode, she mentions her ex-boyfriend Graham, who filed for a restraining order against her.
  • Pyromaniac: She has quite a sadistic grin on her face when she creates the Izzy Fireball in the first season, and when she rigs (and detonates) the explosives in the War episode in the second.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: At one point exchanges barrages with Chef and even manages to overwhelm him.
  • Redhead In Green: Her regular outfit as well as her swimwear.
  • Reincarnation: Of her great grandmother, Mavis, or so she claims.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Noah's blue.
  • Running Gag:
    • Izzy returning to the game either as a contestant after previously being eliminated, or just as a cameo at least once per season. The only season she does not do this is World Tour. She has also managed to be on more than one team in every season she has competed in.
    • For that matter, leaving the game in an irregular fashion.
  • Sanity Ball: She's normally the opposite of sane, but when her team gets locked inside a tank that's slowly filling up with water in "Masters of Disasters", she's the only person who manages to stay calm and look for a solution.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: In the special:
    Izzy: Noah, I'm counting on you for three gallons of diesel fuel.
    Noah: Sure thing. I'll just get my unicorn to deliver it.
    Izzy: Perfect!
  • Self-Applied Nickname: In Action, she decides she'll be called Kaleidoscope or E-Scope for short and insists everyone refer to her as such, even going so far as to not respond unless called by that name.
  • She's Got Legs: She shows hers off with her skirt/wrap.
  • Shipper on Deck: She ships Cody/Sierra. She also smiled when Lindsay remembered Tyler, implying that she ships them too.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: This was even proven in the episode "Full Metal Drama" of Action, where she genuinely thinks that Owen is cute, while Justin isn't (the latter was the cause of her second elimination of that season).
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Given she's one of the most recognizable characters in the series, and along with Ezekiel is the most likely to appear at random.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: She has a habit of popping up from seemingly nowhere from time to time.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Her Brainzilla persona wears glasses.
  • Smoke Out: She disappears in a puff of smoke after being eliminated the second time on Island.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Becomes the only girl on Team Chris is Really Really Really Really Hot.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: She can communicate with prairie dogs and camels. She also claims to have taken refuge in a beaver's den and was cared for by a family of beavers.
  • Spiders Are Scary: Makes a guest appearance in Revenge and All-Stars dressed as a Giant Spider, each time freaking out Cameron.
  • Split Personality: She forges a few in Action: "Kaleidoscope/E-scope", "Explosivo", and very briefly, "Esquire". Gains another persona in World Tour, "Brainzilla," who can be invoked via head trauma.
  • Stripperiffic: Her normal outfit is a sleeveless, midriff-baring top with a cleavage window and a skirt that shows off her long legs.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Her biography says she stalks boys that interest her.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: She and Eva pull double duty as the Strong Girls to Noah's Smart Guy.
  • Suddenly Fluent in Gibberish: In "Walk Like an Egyptian - Part 2", she is able to convince a stubborn camel to carry the members of Team Amazon across a desert by speaking to it in camelese.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Izzy of all people says she is "surrounded by loons" in "Master Of Disaster" after Beth and Justin screw up the advantage they had for their team by getting water all over the paper with the combination code for the door.
  • Techno Babble: Her feats of "genius" as Brainzilla mostly amount to a whole bunch of a particularly meaningless form of this. What the heck is infinite time travel, anyway?!
  • Tomboyish Name: Izzy, which may or may not be short for Isabella.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: In "No Pain, No Game", she enjoyed getting shocked with electric eels and having her face wrapped in poison ivy, the latter of which she specifically requested, just to see what it was like.
    Leshawna: Is it just me, or is that girl some kind of crazy?
  • Toon Physics: Occasionally dives into this territory, such as in a World Tour Aftermath showing footage of her fighting Chef has her somehow attacking him from offscreen with three arms.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She seems to have a taste for raw fish, happily tucking into them in "The Sucky Outdoors" and "No Pain, No Game".
  • Troll: Due to her craziness, Izzy can be one at times.
    (while lost in the Sahara Desert)
    Gwen: Uh, guys! The other team is gone. We're all alone out here.
    Heather: Does anyone know where we are?
    Izzy: (laughs) Planet Earth, silly!
  • Unusual Ears: Perhaps as a subtle way to show there is something "off" with her, her ears are depicted as being upside down.
  • Vibrant Orange: She has orange hair and a very energetic personality.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: She has a habit of putting food in her cleavage.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Has shades of this with Noah.
  • What Does This Button Do?: In "Can't Help Falling in Louvre".
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She's scared of airplanes. Although in World Tour she has no problem being in the Total Drama Jumbo Jet, implying that she got over it some time after Island.
  • Wild Card: She’s quite unpredictable with what “side” she’s on during her three seasons as a contestant. During Island, she was friendly with all of the campers for the most part and also had a relationship with Owen, one of the main heroes of the season. However, she still hung around with Heather and her gang at several points and was a sort of unofficial fourth member of their posse, at least during episodes when Heather needed extra assistance. Then she directly goes against the first Big Bad of Action, Justin, before anyone else does, making her surprisingly proactive on the “good” side, and she gets voted off because of it. Then during World Tour, she clearly annoys the new Big Bad Alejandro, yet she still supports him because they’re on a team together, which makes her still technically in support of the Big Bad although for a more understandable reason than her support of Heather during the first season. All in all, she’s a nice but crazy contestant whose allegiances are difficult to predict.
  • The Worf Effect: Izzy, who is perhaps the most capable fighter of the contestants, has lost a few times with significant implications in the setting.
    • In Revenge of the Island, Izzy is in a spider costume, gets battered by Cameron, as part of him overcoming his fear.
    • In All-Stars, to show off just how savage Mal is, Izzy (once again in the spider costume) is viciously beaten up and tossed aside by Mal. By now, it seems like Izzy wearing a spider costume is an indication she's going to lose.

    Justin, the Eye Candy

"Okay, brain, it's all up to you. I know you haven't had a lot of exercise in the past um... sixteen years, give or take, but you can do this."

Voiced by: Adam Reid

Teams: Screaming Gophers, Killer Grips

A supermodel of irresistible beauty, Justin's unparalleled gorgeousness stuns everyone, but the person who admires his perfect body the most is himself. His jaw-dropping looks are pretty much the only thing he's got, but he knows very well how to use them to his advantage.

  • The Artifact: The existence of Alejandro has now rendered his character completely obsolete.
  • Attention Whore: Particularly when he's shirtless. Cody actually uses this against him in the Island special, by making him believe the paparazzi are present, and then he immediately gets trampled by the guys.
  • Beauty Is Bad: However, when his beauty is "tarnished", he ceases being a threat.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Of the first third of Action; even during his stint as main antagonist, all he really did was get a legitimate liability to his team and then a strong player on the opposite side eliminated. See Disc-One Final Boss below for more.
  • Bishie Sparkle: Even his photos have this.
  • Brainless Beauty: Played with. He's actually pretty savvy, but he believes this to be the case about himself (see above quote, made when he believed his looks to be ruined by a black eye). Apparently, he thinks his ability to strategize only work when his beautiful looks are intact.
  • Butt-Monkey: Became this in Action after Owen's unfair elimination and is most prominent in "The Princess Pride".
  • Camp Straight: Justin's obsession with modeling is pretty camp and his looks also cause a lot of guys to lose their composure over him and he also has a slightly effeminate voice. He was revealed to have cried at someone's wedding in the first part of the finale. However, he flirted with Courtney during the fairy tale challenge in Action, which unfortunately led to him getting injured and eliminated.
  • Characterization Marches On: Was a pretty nice but very quiet guy in Island, but starting in Action was a more talkative, manipulative pretty boy and an arrogant douchebag.
  • Character Focus: He received significant focus as the main antagonist of Action, at least until Courtney returned to the competition.
  • Charm Person: His attractiveness has been stated in-universe to be his "powers".
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: He cheated in the awake-a-thon challenge by painting his eyelids to make it look as if he was staying awake. He gets caught by Gwen and Trent and was promptly pulled out of the challenge. It gets subverted after his team wins invincibility due to Gwen being the last one still awake in the challenge.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Makes a pact with Harold to take down Duncan, and states he would let Harold win, only to betray Harold once he had taken care of Duncan.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Of Heather. Both started off as the main antagonists of Island and Action respectively, but while Heather had a hard time hiding her nature amongst most contestants because of her personality, Justin was able to hide his nature from everyone, save for a few contestants, by using his good looks. However, Heather made up for this by being strategically cunning, made it all the way to 3rd place and kept her role as the villain of Island, while Justin didn't really have any smarts or competence beyond using his looks and only reached 7th place, while his role as a villain was quickly replaced by Courtney.
  • Death by Irony: He's eliminated in Action when Courtney, the girl he's infatuated with, manipulates his feelings for her to get ahead in the game, something he'd been doing to other girls since the season started.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Set up as the main antagonist contestant in Action, but when we learn he's only smart and strategic when it comes to his looks and that his sexiness was having less and less of an effect on the girls, he just became a whiny pretty-boy. When Courtney came back, it was pretty clear he had been replaced, and rapidly gets eliminated by her.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Has this effect on all of the female characters and even some of the guys when he's trying hard enough.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: He has this effect on Owen, and then on Chef in the Total Drama Drama Drama Island special.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Like Lindsay and Beth, he was furious when Owen was eliminated by Courtney's sole vote. Despite how he treats him at times, even he sees Owen as a friend.
  • Flat Character: In Island, when his main personality trait was being attractive.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Everyone and everything which lives and breathes will be held within the grasps of Justin's charms. Man-eating sharks even drag him out of the water when he's drowning and give him CPR.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Played with. He goes from a minor character in Island to Big Bad Wannabe in the Island special and the first half of Action to being relegated back to a background character after he is eliminated by Courtney in "The Princess Pride".
  • Hidden Depths: His Island bio states that he volunteers at a retirement home.
  • Hollywood Homely: In-Universe. He considers himself a hideous freak over a few minor injuries.
  • Humiliation Conga: He gets voted off by his crush, Courtney, to whom he had just surrendered immunity and who seriously injured him during the challenge in question, including damage to his precious face. He can't even get the girls he'd been trying to manipulate for the entire season to acknowledge that he's leaving; the best he gets are some sarcastic farewells from the other guys. He hurts himself again getting into the Lame-O-Sine.
  • Informed Attractiveness: Given the show's art-style he's obviously not as good-looking as he is in-universe.
  • It's All About Me: He is genuinely outraged at cheating, betrayal, or other unfairness directed at his own interests, but he doesn't quite seem to grasp that other characters don't appreciate it when he exploits them.
  • Jerkass: An egotistical and lazy narcissist who uses his charisma to deceive and manipulate other contests.
  • Leitmotif: Plays every time his sexy overwhelms the opposite sex (and Owen). For some reason, it is heard again in the Pahkitew Island episode "Sky Fall" when Chris explains the robot crocodiles' features.
  • The Load: In the second season once he hits Villain Decay (i.e. when Courtney drops in).
  • Manipulative Bastard: Though with him it's more of a case of Charm Person, thanks to his supernaturally hypnotic attractiveness. Needless to say, once he loses his looks, he loses his hold over others as well.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: In Action, he thinks he's become "a hideous beast" when he hurts his face.
  • Mr. Fanservice: His sole reason for existing; his label is the "Eye Candy". In fact, in the very first episode, Chris flat out tells him that he was purely chosen for the competition because he is attractive.
  • Narcissist: He's always admiring his physique, and seems to carry a mirror with him everywhere he goes.
  • The One Guy: To the Killer Grips after Owen's elimination.
  • Out of Focus: Multiple times. He was out of focus in Island due to almost never speaking, his role as a villain was turned into an Aborted Arc in Action, and World Tour introduced Alejandro. Even in episodes featuring the Drama Brothers, he didn't do as much as the others. His last appearance to date was a non-speaking cameo in the first episode of Revenge of the Island.
  • The Quiet One: In Island where he only spoke two sentences in the whole season, not counting the special. Word of God states it's because his voice actor was preoccupied at the time.
  • Romantic False Lead: He becomes this to Duncan/Courtney in one episode. With expected results.
  • Shirtless Scene: He is often seen without his shirt on.
  • Sissy Villain: He's ridiculously obsessed with preserving his looks and fangirl appeal.
  • Somebody Doesn't Love Raymond: He gets Izzy eliminated (again) in "Full Metal Drama" when she reveals that she never found Justin that cute.
  • Smug Snake: He boasts about being a great, manipulative strategist but it turns out that he's a Brainless Beauty whose manipulations rely solely on his good looks. When his face gets damaged, he barely poses a threat.
  • Suddenly Voiced: After spending most of Island silent, he suddenly starts talking in the finale, and continues doing this into Action.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In Island, he seemed like an alright person who would help his team when they needed him. Come Action, and he's been set up to be the villain (and even when that was done away with, he still was not a nice person).
  • Villain Decay: Happens during the very season he's the Big Bad of. During the first half of Action he was manipulating the female contestants with his looks. However, his looks gradually started to have less effect on the girls, and as he's not a very smart or strategic contestant otherwise, he was relegated to being The Load. Then Courtney shows up, usurps the Big Bad position from him and causes his elimination.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: In Island, to an extent. He almost never speaks in that season, aside from his introduction in the first episode.
  • A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: He seemed nonthreatening at first; however, he reveals that he had a more sinister side in the Island special. However, Justin's threat level diminishes after Courtney's return in "Oceans Eight-or Nine" and especially after his defeat by her in "The Princess Pride".
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: In "The Princess Pride", he declares he would never hit a lady, and willingly sacrifices his own immunity for Courtney and lets her hit him, causing him to tumble off the tower and get severely crippled, and he gets subsequently voted off.

    Leshawna, the Sister With 'Tude

"Whassup ya'll, Leshawna's in da house!"

Voiced by: Novie Edwards

Teams: Screaming Gophers, Screaming Gaffers, Team Victory

Big, loud, and proud, Leshawna doesn't take any nonsense from others and will not hesitate to get physical if they dare to push her buttons. But under her sassy, street-smart attitude, she is loyal, compassionate, and sisterly to those she holds close to her heart.

  • Acrofatic: The show actually averted this at first, when she quickly tired out during the long run at the beginning of the third episode and didn't stay awake very long in the actual challenge. It didn't take long until it was played straight, however.
  • Action Girl: She's an active competitor, taking on physical challenges with ease. She successfully beat a bear in a log-rolling contest and confronted Chef in his Psycho Killer disguise.
  • Amicable Exes: With Harold. Despite her usual annoyance with Harold's attempts to hit on her, she's still very close to him and is implied to have mutual feelings for him.
  • Balloon Belly: Her "air baby" seen in "Full Metal Drama".
  • Badass Boast: Being confident, determined and strong-willed, she has a number of these up her sleeve.
    • During the boys-versus-girls gross eating competition: "Take a whiff, boys, 'cause all I smell is victory for me and my girls!"
    • About to compete in a log-rolling challenge against a bear: "I've seen scarier-looking faces at the mall. I'm going in."
    • Confronting Chef dressed as a serial killer: "Yeah? I got sixteen years in the projects! Bring It!"
  • Beauty Mark: Under her right eye.
  • Big Breast Pride: She has a large figure and is quite proud of it. When the contestants need a bra to use as a catapult during the Action reunion special, she tosses them hers and cheerfully says, "What? You ain't never seen triple D's before?"note 
  • The Big Girl: On the Screaming Gaffers and Team Victory.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: One of the fattest contestants on the show, she works her large measurements quite well, Harold is strongly attracted to her, and it's portrayed that he's the one reaching. Alejandro flirts with her as well, although he had an agenda.
  • Big Fun: Not to the same extent as Owen, however.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She displays a protective attitude toward some of the other campers. When Gwen was left in tears after seeing Heather and Trent kiss, Leshawna rallied the other campers to vote off Trent (as Heather was invincible for that round) and later switched the pipes while Heather was taking a shower so she would get covered in raw sewage.
    Leshawna: (to a despondent Gwen) Girl, you've got to put Trent out of your head!
    Gwen: I know...I just miss him so much already.
    Leshawna: Well, baby girl, nothing heals a broken heart like revenge.
    (Gwen smirks evilly in response)
  • Bring It: "Yeah? Then bring it, string bean, let's see what you got!"
  • Catchphrase: "[X] is gettin' on my last nerve."
  • Demoted to Extra: Every season she played in, she did worse and worse.
  • Expy: Of Lafawnduh Lucas. Lindsay even calls Leshawna by that name early on.
  • Fat and Proud: Leshawna is proud of her weight and isn't afraid to say so.
    Leshawna: You two ever see anyone with a booty as luscious as an apple?note 
  • Fat Best Friend: Type A (confident) to Gwen.
  • Flipping the Bird: When Heather asks for support from Team Heather during the "World Tour" finale, Leshawna responds by giving her the finger.
  • Funny Afro: In Action, warm, humid weather causes her weave to somehow turn into a gigantic afro.
  • Gag Boobs: Her triple D size bra has been used as an surprisingly effective catapult.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Only a couple of examples, though. First, her badmouthing of the entire cast in Action may count. The second example is when she beat Heather up for warning her about Alejandro being evil. When we next see her after her elimination in World Tour, she's still glad for laying the smack-down on Heather, even though she found out she was telling the truth.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: "Harold, forget your stupid stamps! Three words: One...million...dineros!"
  • Growling Gut: Her stomach let out a loud, hungry roar in "Basic Straining" during the canoe challenge, where the contestants weren't allowed to eat unless someone dropped out. She also ends up with a bloated, gurgling gut during "Full Metal Drama" thanks to drinking several of Chef's bran smoothies.
  • Hypocrite: After Island, she was shown to be extremely capable of being underhanded, two-faced, and unreasonable at times, just like plenty of the people she'd claimed moral high ground over.
  • Idiot Ball: In "Slap, Slap, Revolution". After she knocks Heather off the challenge, she gets so enraged that she accidentally threw the challenge to beat up Heather, rather than doing so after the challenge. This cost her the game. Had she stayed on her platform, she could have waited for Alejandro and Sierra to finish the fight and then, no matter what, her team would have still had three players.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In Action.
  • Jive Turkey: Part of her "Sister with 'Tude" label.
  • Karma Houdini: In "Anything Yukon Do I Can Do Better", Leshawna suggests that in order to save time during the bobsled challenge that any of Team Victory's members who don't make it to the bobsled head straight for the finish line so that they don't have to keep stopping at any of the checkpoints. When Team Victory ultimately loses the challenge due to Bridgette never making it to the finish line (as her tongue was stuck to one of the checkpoints); not only is it never pointed out that they lost due to Leshawna's idea, but Bridgette's the one that gets eliminated while Leshawna isn't even in the bottom 2.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: She often personally delivers Heather's Laser-Guided Karma.
  • Large Ham: Especially whenever she's angry.
  • Last-Minute Hookup: Her and Harold end up together right after his elimination when she finds out the love letters about her was from him. Leshawna lampshades this in the Island special and breaks it off with him. However, they still remain close friends.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Light to Gwen's dark.
  • Mama Bear: She stands up for the more vulnerable campers (e.g. Lindsay, Beth, Harold) against the stronger, more manipulative ones (e.g. Heather, Courtney, Duncan).
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In "Search and Do Not Destroy", after hearing that Trent was cheating on Gwen with Heather, she successfully gets all the campers to vote off Trent, because Heather had gotten an invincibility pass for that day's challenge. She doesn't learn until the elimination ceremony that Trent was tricked by Heather into breaking Gwen's heart, and was not really two-timing her. Thankfully, Gwen and Trent are able to set things straight and forgive each other before he has to leave the island.
  • The Nicknamer: She even rattles them all off to motivate her team in Action. Also, she sometimes calls herself "Shawnie" for short.
  • Odd Friendship: According to the Action special, she and Tyler teamed up to compete on multiple reality shows.
  • Plot Allergy: In "One Flu Over the Cuckoos", Leshawna claims to be lactose intolerant when she's offered pizza. And in "If You Can't Take the Heat...", she breaks out in hives as an allergic response to pineapple. Neither allergy comes up in any other episode.
  • Revenge Before Reason: In "Slap Slap Revolution", she unwittingly throws the challenge in order to give Heather a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown. This results in her elimination.
  • Salt and Pepper: The pepper to Harold's salt.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Her label is the "Sister with 'Tude". Her first appearance is a great example of the trope.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Harold wrote a haiku about her, and she fell for him when she found out that it was him who wrote it.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Regarding her awful dancing abilities.
  • So Proud of You: Her reaction after Noah angrily calls Chris a "shmuck" and kicks a TV with his image on it in the Action special.
    Leshawna: Didn't know you had it in you, string bean!
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her name can be spelled "Leshawna" or "LeShawna".
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: She gets focused on a good bit because of her conflict with Heather (and to an extent Courtney in Action); however, she has been Out of Focus since her elimination in World Tour.
  • Sucks at Dancing: She thinks she is great at dancing, but aside from Harold, everybody thinks the opposite.
  • Team Mom: To the Screaming Gophers in Island, bringing them together and leading them when things get hard.
  • Third-Person Person: She occasionally refers to herself in the third person.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: In World Tour.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In Action and later World Tour. She got worse and worse in this regard the worse she performed by season.
  • Trash Talk: She's quite skilled at this, especially when it comes to Heather.
    Heather: Back off ghetto glamour, too tight pants wearing, rap star wannabe.
    Leshawna: Mall shopping, ponytail wearing, Teen Girl reading, peaking in high school prom queen.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Her teammates are understandably upset when her Wounded Gazelle Gambit and trash-talking are brought to light in "Masters of Disasters" and "Million Dollar Babies".
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In "Phobia Factor", Chef terrorizes her by wearing a spider costume and chasing her around.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: In Action, she pretends to have a breakdown in order to guilt trip her teammates into letting her have a night at a spa away from the set.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Leshawna and Heather were bitter enemies in Total Drama Island, and that did not change in Total Drama Action. But when Leshawna's teammates learn that she pretended to have a breakdown in order to guilt trip her teammates into letting her have a night at a spa away from the set and badmouthed them behind their backs, Heather was the only one to forgive her and defend her actions. So when Heather was voted off, Leshawna tells Heather she considers them friends. In a later episode, Leshawna states that she meant what she said and she does consider Heather her friend. By season 3, Heather and Leshawna are back to being bitter enemies with no reason given why their friendship ended. In fact, Leshawna even hates Heather more, once beating Heather up for warning her about Alejandro being evil. And even when she learns Heather was telling the truth, she was still glad she beat Heather.

    Lindsay, the Dumb Princess

"Uh, Kyle? Can I have the cabin with the lake view because I'm the prettiest?"

Teams: Screaming Gophers, Killer Grips, Team Victory, Heroic Hamsters

A textbook Dumb Blonde, Lindsay combines drop-dead gorgeous looks with the intellectual capacity of a frosted cupcake. Although her naivety and childishness often get her in trouble, she is full of nothing but good intentions and has not a bad bone in her body.

  • Accidental Misnaming: A very prominent running gag is that she constantly mispronounces other characters' names, especially if the person in question is her boyfriend Tyler, where she sometimes gets it flat out wrong, not even matching the same starting letter, much to his dismay.
  • All Girls Like Ponies: In the biking race challenge, Lindsay models her bike to look like a unicorn.
  • All-Loving Heroine: She is immensely nice to everyone she meets, even to Heather, though that changes after her Break the Cutie moment in "That's Off The Chain".
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: While telling off Heather in "That's Off the Chain!", the last point Lindsay made was Heather's shoes were tacky.
  • Backstabbing the Alpha Bitch: In "If You Can't Take The Heat...", she helps Leshawna and Beth lock Heather in the walk-in freezer. Lindsay does let Heather out, and she forgives Lindsay; however, Heather threatened to shave Lindsay's hair off if the latter ever betrayed the former's authority again. In "I Triple Dog Dare You!", Lindsay uses Heather's own threat against her as a dare, leading to the latter's downfall.
  • Balloon Belly: She gets one after stuffing herself with bananas in "The Am-AH-Zon Race".
  • Beta Bitch: To Heather in Island, albeit as an unintentional one, as she was often forced by her to set others up for her evil deeds, such as keeping Gwen from entering the cabins, or standing with Heather when making Bridgette pick a side. However Lindsay turned out to be more like a Minion with an F in Evil, as she oftentimes has great trouble carrying out Heather's commands.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: While Lindsay rarely gets angry, she curses out Heather in "That's Off the Chain!", and subsequently created the dare that led to Heather's downfall.
  • Book Dumb: She thinks English and American are two different languages.
  • Bowdlerization:
    • The American airing of her famous cursing scene was re-dubbed by the original actress... very badly.
    • Similarly, her line "Maybe if I get an eating disorder or my boobs done, I'll get on a [magazine] cover!" was changed to "Maybe if I get an acting coach and my hair and nails done...!"
  • Brainless Beauty: She's allegedly the most attractive character in-universe, and a good candidate for the dumbest.
    Official bio: Lindsay is proof that life is easier when you're drop-dead gorgeous, but to be fair, Mother Nature balanced things by making her as sharp as a frosted cupcake.
  • Brutal Honesty: She tells Courtney that almost nobody likes her in "Haute Camp-ture".
  • Call It Karma: Right before she leaves the island after she is eliminated in "That's Off The Chain!" she tells Heather that she hopes she gets everything her karma owes her.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Are you Tyler?"
    • A very distinctive sounding "Ohhhhh!" when someone explains something to her or she has a major realization.
  • The Chick: For the Screaming Gophers and Killer Grips.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: In an Out-of-Character Moment, Lindsay snaps at Bridgette when the latter falls into Tyler's arms in "Not Quite Famous".
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Largely due to her stupidity, combined with her very youthful nature, she can evoke moments of this.
    Lindsay: Go ahead, ring her bell!
    (Chris rings the bell on her pony bike.)
    Lindsay: The real bike has sound effects like this: (She imitates the sounds of a pony.)
  • Cluster Bleep-Bomb: Her rant against Heather in the Canadian version, this is edited to " selfish, heartless, pushy, bossy, mean, bully of a girl!" in the American version.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When Courtney asks if anyone knew anything about bombs, Lindsay immediately presents herself as an expert, because she was once in a play that "bombed."
  • Cute, but Cacophonic:
    • Downplayed. Her childish, high-pitched voice is appropriate given her lack of intelligence; however, in "Not So Happy Campers - Part 1", Gwen covers her ears when Lindsay whines about the communal bathrooms. Shortly thereafter, Lindsay screams bloody murder when she finds a cockroach in the cabin.
    • Both Courtney and Duncan were annoyed by Lindsay's awful singing at the start of "Rock n' Rule"; even several animals were running away.
  • The Cutie: Her cute, bubbly voice, and ditzy, but kindhearted personality definitely gives off this vibe.
  • Daddy's Girl: According to her Island bio.
  • Damsel in Distress: Gets kidnapped by Sasquatchanakwa in "Runaway Model".
  • Demoted to Extra: She's usually a major character, just behind the likes of Owen, Heather, Duncan, Gwen, and Courtney. However in All-Stars, she's the first elimination of the season.
  • The Ditz: Despite being one of the dumbest contestants with little skill or clue as to what she's doing, she still remains one of the best contestants who fortune favors.
  • The Dog Bites Back:
    • In "If You Can't Take the Heat", instead of handing Heather her makeup bag, Lindsay throws it into the walk-in freezer, allowing Leshawna to lock Heather inside.
    • Lindsay comes up with the dare that led to Heather's downfall in "I Triple Dog Dare You", using Heather's own threat of cutting off Lindsay's hair against her.
  • The Cheerleader: She mentions that she's a cheerleader at her high school in "The Sand Witch Project", evidently of the Brainless Beauty variety.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: In "Haute Camp-ture", she points out to Courtney that even if Harold hadn't rigged the votes against her, she would've been voted out in another episode, since nobody liked her.
  • Dumbass No More: In Action she starts acting more intelligently, especially in "Get a Clue" where she figures out a lot of the clues and strategically takes Duncan to the reward just to mess with Courtney. Pity it doesn't last and she's back to being a Dumb Blonde an episode later.
  • Dumb Blonde: Even though she isn't a real blonde. Heather brings this up when she is looking for hair, stating "I'm too smart to be Lindsay blonde."
  • Dumb Is Good: Her tension with Courtney and Heather really emphasizes this, but aside from those two, she is friends with just about everyone else on the show.
  • Dreadful Musician: In Action, Lindsay is revealed to be a terrible singer and might be tone deaf. She sings much better in World Tour, though.
  • Expy: Of Kristen from 6teen
  • Flanderization: By All-Stars her Dumb Blonde shtick is so exaggerated that she can't even figure out how to push a carriage.
  • Flipping the Bird: Gives one along with her "Reason You Suck" Speech to Heather, after she finds out Heather has been using her the entire time.
  • Forgetful Jones: She's terrible at remembering names.
  • Former Friend of Alpha Bitch: Unlike Heather, Lindsay originally believed their alliance was a genuine friendship.
  • Fun Personified: She's always there to lighten the mood and provide laughs, while wanting nothing more than to have a good time.
  • Gag Boobs: Though they're not really focused on, apart from her sometimes being unable to button or zip up certain tops.
  • Genki Girl: She is certainly peppy and energetic, but Lindsay is nowhere near as hyper as Izzy or Sierra.
  • Graceful Loser: She takes her elimination in Island pretty well, walking down the Dock of Shame and onto the Boat of Losers in style and cheerfully saying goodbye to her friends. Granted having epically told off Heather beforehand probably helped.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Despite being an unnatural blonde, her heart is in the right place.
  • The Heart: For Team Victory; overlaps more and more with The Lancer as the team dwindles in number. Even after the team had lost half its members, she did her best to keep DJ and Leshawna from giving up. And after Leshawna was eliminated, she still pep-talked DJ enough that they worked together and scored their first actual win.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: She and Beth become good friends during their time in Heather's alliance in Island. They maintain their friendship after breaking free from her and become very close during Action.
  • Hidden Depths: Rare occasions will show that there's more to her than just a pretty face.
    • She displays a surprising amount of skill at water-skiing in "X-Treme Torture", winning the challenge for her team.
    • In "That's Off the Chain", Lindsay manages to build not only her bike, but Heather's as well in the time it took everyone to make theirs. The quality of the bikes were clearly professional level given that Duncan complimented her Pony bike for it's speed and the fact that Heather won the race with the bike she built too.
    • She successfully solves the murder mystery in "Get a Clue" on her own.
    • Her sheer enthusiasm for a gardening challenge in "Million Dollar Babies" suggests that Lindsay has quite the green thumb.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Played incredibly straight in "Rock N' Rule," although she gets much better by World Tour.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Her overly trusting nature is often exploited by villains.
  • Idiot Houdini: Despite being one of the dullest contestants on the show, she very frequently gets away with her stupidity due to a combination of her appearance, her dumb luck, and being one of the more compassionate campers. She makes it far in the first two seasons and qualifies as an All-Star.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: The best example. Apparently, she's the most attractive female character on the show.
  • Informed Deformity: Her ordinary-looking feet are supposedly so big that she can barely fit a glass slipper onto her toe in "The Princess Pride".
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: While it's not stated she has no nudity taboo, she's sometimes too dull to realize she's left something exposed.
  • Insane Troll Logic:
    Justin: Which way do we go?
    Lindsay: North is nice, but east is least... West is best!
    Leshawna: Can't argue with that. Wouldn't even know how to!
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: She's one of the nicest characters among the first generation, but also one of the dumbest.
  • Lethal Chef: She tries to prepare fugu blowfish and ends up poisoning Trent by mistake. He got better, but still. The prior episode had Lindsay pour too much flambé liquid on a flambé in the cooking challenge, which resulted in the flambé and Heather’s eyebrows to get burnt.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Light to Heather's Dark.
  • Little Black Dress: She sports one during her solo in "What's Not to Love", although it's not actually colored black due to the song's Art Shift. It also serves as a Shout-Out to Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's.
  • Male Gaze: In the cowboy-themed episode of Action, Owen, Lindsay, and Beth come out of the showers after the challenge, all draped in towels. Owen takes a moment to steal a peek at her exposed cleavage while she reacts in shock to Gwen's confession to the team that she broke up with Trent after learning that he was intentionally throwing the game for her benefit.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: To Heather, since Lindsay is both too nice and too dumb to be evil. Eventually betrays Heather epically.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She wears a tight tank top and a miniskirt most of the time, and has even dressed up as an admiral and Wonder Woman.
  • Never Bareheaded: She always wears something on her head, usually a blue bandana. Even when she doesn't wear the bandana, she still has something on her head, like a sleeping mask, a hat (e.g. when she dresses up as an admiral), or a towel wrapped around her head. In her TDI promo picture, she wears a white headband and a pink flower.
  • Nice Girl: She's a total sweetheart. And an idiot.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Lindsay loudly puts her foot down that Beth should play the role of serial killer in "The Sand Witch Project," shocking every single member of her team that she's being so forceful.
  • Pair the Dumb Ones: She's a Brainless Beauty and is paired with Dumb Jock Tyler.
  • Ping-Pong Naïveté: She shows the occasional glimpse of intelligence at times, most prominently in "Full Metal Drama" where she takes over leadership as "Admiral Lindsay Her Hotness".
  • Pink Means Feminine: Some of her alternate outfits such as her sleepwear and her loincloth in "One Million Bucks, BC". As seen in the opening, her panties are also pink.
  • The Pollyanna: She is usually one of the more optimistic campers, likely attributed to her lack of intelligence.
  • Popular Is Dumb: Especially if you're an antagonist out shopping for a lackey to manipulate.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: After Lindsay realized she was being used, she gives Heather an expletive-laden one in "That's Off the Chain!".
  • Rousing Speech: Gives one in "Full Metal Drama" to get the team to try harder in the war challenge.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Due to her stupidity.
    Noah: Throwing balls, gee, another mentally challenging test.
    Lindsay: I know right?
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With DJ in World Tour, once they're the only members left of Team Victory.
  • Shoe Size Angst: In "The Princess Pride," she's revealed to have big feet, and her big toe only fit on the glass boot.
  • Simpleton Voice: Her childish, high-pitched voice befits her lack of intelligence.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: When Tyler approached to her after the cockroach incident in "Not so Happy Campers, Part 1", he declares to her that he will do the same thing as what Duncan did to the insect. Thus, she immediately fell in love with him.
  • Smart Ball: During Action and World Tour, she sometimes had those. The best example is probably "The Sand Witch Project," when she figured out Harold and Duncan's horror movie tricks when no one else on her team could.
  • Spoiled Sweet: According to her Total Drama Island bio, she comes from a rich family, with a doting father who gives her anything she wants. Her Sweet Sixteenth party was more expensive than an average house. She is also a total sweetheart, which even her friends from home admit according to her biography. In her audition tape, she says that she gets along well with everyone, including ugly girls (fittingly enough, her closest friend in Action is Beth, and after Lindsay is eliminated, she tells Beth that friendship is more important than money instead of being mad at her for indirectly causing her elimination). She's also a bit naive, which leads to contestants like Heather, whom she genuinely treated like a friend before realizing her true nature, to easily manipulate her.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: She is one of the most focused on contestants, especially considering she's never been a finalist, and has gotten deeply involved with practically every antagonist in the first three seasons (especially Heather in Island and Courtney in Action). However, in All-Stars, she was the first one ousted.
  • Stupid Boss: She appoints herself team leader partway through the second season. Her competence varied between certain episodes, but her ditziness remained a constant.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Seems to get dumber with each passing season.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Heather in Island. Despite Heather's clearly abusive treatment of her, she stood by Heather no matter what (even when everyone else hated her)... until Heather betrays her in "That's Off the Chain".
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: She's worn more outfits than any other contestant in the franchise.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: In "Up the Creek", Lindsay wears a pair of denim blue short shorts rather than her usual orange miniskirt.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?:
    • She hates cockroaches, to the point where she screams bloody murder after finding just one in her cabin. Later, in "Search and Do Not Destroy", she faces one her worst nightmares: being swarmed by cockroaches while hiding from Gwen under the bed.
    • In "Phobia Factor", she reveals that her biggest fear is walking through a minefield in heels; however, when Sadie revealed her fear to be bad haircuts, Lindsay changed hers to that. Lindsay's fear of bad haircuts is reaffirmed in "If You Can't Take The Heat..." after Heather threatens to cut off all of Lindsay's hair while she slept if she ever teamed up with Leshawna again, and again in "No Pain, No Gain" after Chef tries to cut her hair with a chainsaw.

    Noah, the High IQ

"Yeah, this is gonna work."

Voiced by: Carter Hayden

Teams: Screaming Gophers, Team Chris is Really, Really, Really, Really Hot, Reality TV Pros

A sardonic, antisocial, and pessimistic know-it-all as intelligent as he is well-armed with sarcastic quips and dry remarks. Noah actively avoids physical activity and believes himself to be the smartest person on the show, yet his closest bonds tend to be with the wackiest cast members.

For tropes from his time on the Ridonculous Race go here

  • Ambiguously Bi: His voice and mannerisms can come off as pretty camp, and there was the whole thing with Cody (see Sleep Cute below), but he's also had Ship Tease with Bridgette, seems to actively dislike Justin, and gets a crush on Emma in The Ridonculous Race.
  • Ascended Extra: As of World Tour.
  • Brainy Brunette: There's a reason he's called "The High IQ".
  • Breakout Character: Despite initially being one of the most minor contestants in the series, his snarky personality caused him to become a massive fan favorite, which eventually led to him becoming a major character in The Ridonculous Race.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: His Deadpan Snarkiness may have had something to do with that...
  • Bromantic Foil: To Owen. In contrast with Owen being a happy, go-lucky, lovable goofball, Noah is snarky, cynical, and indifferent about everything.
  • Bollywood Nerd: Word of God says he's Indian, but unlike most examples of this trope, it's not obvious.
  • Bookworm: He's the type of intellectual that would much rather a book than participate in sports.
  • Butt-Monkey: After Tyler, he is the most frequent pain magnet of his team in season three.
    • Both Noah and Tyler are also only two of five of the original cast to never make the merge, along with Ezekiel, Katie, and Sadie. Discounting Ezekiel, who was meant to be taken as a joke character, and Katie and Sadie, who only competed in one season, Noah in particular stands out as a Butt Monkey, as Tyler was at least central to Linday's development in both of his seasons and only failed to reach the merge in World Tour due to it happening so late compared to other seasons, while Noah's only plot relevance in World Tour came from his elimination and has never experienced an elimination ceremony without being eliminated.
  • Character Development: Went from an almost eternally frowning Non-Action Snarker who hates physical activity, to being a Not So Stoic Deadpan Snarker who's willing to work when needed.
  • The Chew Toy: He gets injured quite a bit in World Tour and The Ridonculous Race, often due to Owen.
  • Child Prodigy: He hacked into a video game system and became its site moderator when he was six years old. His biography even describes him as "a child prodigy with an IQ reading off the charts".
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: To Izzy and Owen in World Tour.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's got the sharpest tongue among the first-gen campers, if not overall.
    "Eeeeeee. Congratulations, you just peaked. It's all downhill from here, honey."
    • He even manages to snark while singing:
      "Come fly with uuuuus, come die with uuuuuus."
    • And while falling towards certain death:
      "But first we must cease dropping, our goal here would be stopping."
  • Determined Defeatist: During World Tour, he retains his cynical attitude, but gives his all in challenges to help his team win.
  • A Death in the Limelight: In "Dodgebrawl" and "I See London..."; the first time the extra screen time justified his elimination; the second time it revealed him as a threat.
  • Dreary Half-Lidded Eyes: His default expression gives him half-lidded eyes to emphasize his laziness and sarcastic attitude.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When he's (unfairly) eliminated, he calmly goes forward, tells Chris to shut up (rather than taking his usual crap), collects a parachute, then proceeds to warn his team about Alejandro, before jumping out of the plane, being the first person to take the Drop of Shame correctly.
  • Fascinating Eyebrow: His default expression.
  • Foil: Noah and Owen are best of friends but otherwise are polar opposites in virtually every single way. Owen is a big, fat, and none-too-bright optimist with an enthusiastic attitude, love for having fun, and an eagerness to make friends, while Noah is a small, scrawny, and highly intelligent cynic with an apathetic view of the world, a lazy nature, and a condescending attitude towards most people.
  • Genre Savvy: According to his biography, he signed to Total Drama to apply his "multiweaponed-fantasyland surviving skills" to the real world.
  • Girly Run: He does this as he flees the erupting volcano in the World Tour finale.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He may be ethical but that doesn't make him any less abrasive.
  • He Knows Too Much: The reason he is eliminated by Alejandro in World Tour, see The Lancer below.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: "My golden lab drools less [than Courtney does over Duncan] over a rib-eye steak."
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Owen as of World Tour. They're even teamed up in The Ridonculous Race.
  • Hidden Depths: In the Action special, he shows that he's stronger than he looks when he angrily kicks a TV.
  • Hypocritical Humor: After his team loses the dodgeball challenge he tells them they had a weak effort. This is coming from the guy who did nothing to help them all episode.
  • Impossibly High IQ: He has "an IQ reading off the charts" of 180.
  • Informed Attribute: He has false teeth but it's only mentioned once by Sierra before she was formally introduced
  • Informed Ability: It's stated that he's smart In-Universe and by Word of God, but he's rarely ever seen doing anything smart which is largely due to a case of Brilliant, but Lazy.
  • Insufferable Genius: He's known for being a sarcastic and abrasive snob that tends to brag about his intelligence. Being lazy, smug and antisocial doesn't help his case, but it did cause him to get on others' nerve to the point of them voting him out first for being a stuck-up jerk that refused to participate in the dodgeball tournament. Luckily, he does become more involved in helping others.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be a notorious Deadpan Snarker who has an insult prepared for everyone, but he still seems to be on good terms with Owen and Izzy, and is cordial enough to warn everybody about Alejandro upon being eliminated in World Tour.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: His laziness makes him reluctant to take up the hero role, but he nonetheless remains on the good side.
  • Lack of Empathy: In "Aftermath: I, he's the only one who doesn't respond emotionally to Trent's breakup song, instead looking bored out of his mind. Note that this was a song that moved Eva to tears.
  • The Lancer: He is the only one on the team able to see through Alejandro and has secretly opposed him since Day 1. In "I see London ..." he steps out of his usual laid-back persona and takes up the leadership role in Alejandro’s absence. Though that ends up with him being targeted by Alejandro and getting eliminated that very episode.
  • Little Guy, Big Buddy: With Owen in World Tour, whom he literally calls "Big Buddy".
  • Major Injury Underreaction: In "I See London...", he falls several hundred feet from the jet, smashes face-first into a bus, and then gets crushed by the 296-pound Owen. Once Owen (who is unhurt) recovers from shock, the following exchange occurs:
    Owen: Well! That wasn't so bad, was it Noah?
    Noah: (twitches a visibly broken arm) Mhm.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine Boy to both Eva and Izzy's Masculine Girl.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: According to his bio, he's the youngest of nine.
  • Meaningful Name: Possibly just a coincidence, but given how lazy he is, it's fitting that his name means "rest."
  • Never My Fault: During his stay in the Playa Des Losers in Island, Noah seems to believe he was eliminated because he wasn't "bossy, manipulative or dangerous enough", and not because he spent most of his time snarking and refusing to help his team during the dodgeball challenge.
  • Non-Action Snarker: Noah might be the king of this trope, to the point where he was eliminated very early in season one just because he wouldn't play dodgeball. Fortunately, he becomes far more active in World Tour but retains his signature snarker nature.
  • Not So Stoic: He's a lot more expressive during Action and World Tour than he was during Island, one example being his response to the music-chime going off after everyone falls off the jet in "Super Happy Crazy Fun Time Japan".
    Noah: Seriously!? I mean, seriously!?
  • Odd Friendship: With Owen, Izzy, and Eva.
  • Out of Focus: During the first two seasons and again after World Tour before returning for The Ridonculous Race.
  • Plot Allergy: Noah greets Chris when he arrives on Wawanakwa Island in "Not So Happy Campers - Part 1" by inquiring if he got his memo about his life-threatening allergies. With the exception of an allergy to panda dander in "Super Crazy Happy Fun Time in Japan", none of these allergies play a role in the story and the line seems to be to establish Noah as uptight.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Owen and Izzy's red.
  • Sacrificial Lion: His elimination halfway through World Tour marked the beginning of the end of its interest in focusing on some of the more underutilized characters from Island that were left out of Action, as well as the return of Duncan; Tyler followed him not long after, Cody really didn't do much of anything despite ranking 3rd that season and the less that's said about what happened to Ezekiel the better.
  • Sarcastic Devotee: In World Tour his sarcasm towards his team is at all time high but he remains firmly loyal.
  • Schemer: The label he was originally given was "The Schemer", despite the fact he's never shown doing any scheming whatsoever. In fact, it's possible it was originally intended to be "The Snarker", but got mistakenly written as such. It was later changed to "The High IQ", in reference to his status as a Teen Genius.
  • Shipper on Deck: He supports Tyler/Lindsay and, ironically enough, Cody/Gwen.
  • Silly Rabbit, Cynicism Is for Losers!: One of the reasons he's voted off early in Island; being a cynic while not contributing in physically-challenging events doesn't gain him his teammates' support.
  • The Slacker: He has a habit of working hard to get out of doing anything that requires effort. It is the very reason for his elimination in "Dodgebrawl".
  • Sleep Cute: Played for Laughs. Early on in season one, he and Cody fall asleep next to each other. Sleeping Noah snuggles up behind him and starts kissing his ear; the pair then wake up, scream, and run away. See Ambiguously Gay above. Also in the Action special, he and Cody are seen cuddling and smiling. However, this time they do not scream when they are woken up and just seem shocked at the sudden awakening.
  • The Smart Guy: On Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot.
  • Smug Snake: He's a sarcastic, disdainful and snobbish intellectual who believed he's too self-important to play something childish like dodgeball.
  • The Snark Knight: His only distinctive trait in season one. After three seasons, Noah's fleshed out more, but is still definitely a snarker when he wants to be.
  • The Stoic: He had a very limited emotional range in Island.
  • Straight Man: To Owen in World Tour.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: Smart Guy to both Eva and Izzy's Strong Girl.
  • Teen Genius: Noah's online bio reveals he has an IQ of 180.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: While still as sarcastic as ever, Noah is more social in season three than he was in season one, making friends with both Izzy and Owen and is now puts more effort in competing in challenges.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Has shades of this with Izzy.
  • Vocal Evolution: His voice gets much lower and deeper as the competition progresses.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: In Island, to an extent. He was the third contestant voted off, and only even spoke in half of the four episodes he was a contestant.

    Owen, the Party Guy

"This is awesome! WOOOHOOO!!"

Voiced by: Scott McCord

Teams: Screaming Gophers, Killer Grips, Team Chris is Really, Really, Really, Really Hot, Reality TV Pros

Outgoing, enthusiastic, optimistic, and none-too-clever, Owen's girth and appetite are only rivaled in size by his heart. He came to Total Drama just to have a fun time and make friends with everyone. Just steer clear of his butt after he's had beans though.

For tropes from his time on the Ridonculous Race go here

  • Acrofatic: Usually played straight, but sometimes averted as per Rule of Funny. For example, he was out of breath before trying to run away from the monster in the premiere of Action, and it took him ten-and-a-half hours to run three city blocks.
  • All-Loving Hero: There is not a single character that he has directly come to blows with. Though ironically he always seems to end up at the top of every antagonists' hit-list. The closest he got to showing hostility towards someone was when he admitted that Heather was mean and when he forfeited the handcuff challenge with Heather after Heather insulted Izzy.
  • Ambiguously Bi: He dated Izzy but is also affected by Justin's powers.
    Owen: There are two syllables for hot: "Jus" and "Tin." That guy is so hot I could kiss him... because he's a good team member. Doh, why'd I say that?
  • Animals Hate Him: Inexplicably, if Owen encounters an animal—any animal—it will almost certainly maul him.
  • Art Shift: Whenever he tells a story, and during his musical number in "Jamaica Me Sweat".
  • Back for the Finale: Though he does not compete, Owen makes an appearance in the All-Stars season finale, his farts fully loaded.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: In "Jamaica Me Sweat" he states his intentions to break up with Izzy, one plane to the head and one jolt of hyper-intelligence later, Izzy is airlifted away by the army and she breaks up with him; in the episode's song, Owen sings about how much he misses Izzy and regrets this outcome. It's sadder than it sounds.
  • Berserk Button:
  • Beware the Nice Ones: It takes a lot to make Owen angry; however, when he does, beware. Heather found this out the hard way after she insulted Izzy one too many times in "Trial by Tri-Armed Triathlon".
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Owen is a definite goofball, but when he's motivated (especially by food), he can become quite effective.
  • Big Eater: He inhales food like air, and always wants seconds, maybe even fifths. According to himself, he weighs 296 pounds.
    Owen: My mom says I eat when I'm upset. And happy. And tired. Not to mention bored, gassy, morose, joyous, comatose, semi-conscious, avuncular... (suddenly grows a mustache) Hehe. Avuncular.
  • Big Fun: Easily one of the most excitable characters among the first generation.
  • The Big Guy: Owen clearly has girth to spare, but his size also provides him with surprisingly impressive strength.
  • Bromantic Foil: To Noah. In contrast with Noah is snarky, cynical, and indifferent about everything, Owen is a happy, go-lucky, lovable goofball.
  • Butt-Monkey: The walking fat joke. He's a clumsy, dumb, overweight glutton that gets a consistent amount in the show for 3 straight seasons.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: He's prone to blurting out secrets when stressed, such as telling Gwen about the Guys' Alliance in Island or shouting to Team Amazon that he, Duncan and Alejandro were building a boat in "Sweden Sour".
  • Catchphrase:
    • "You gonna finish that?"
    • "Awesome!"
    • "WE'RE ALL GONNA DIEEEE!!!!!", or some variant of it, whenever someone is in any remote kind of danger, even when the danger is clearly just imaginary.
  • The Chew Toy: Owen in Island has fallen off a cliff (several times), impaled his foot on a rake, been stung by swarms of hornets multiple times in the same episode, had some contrived coincidence cause one bad thing happening to him make something even worse happen two seconds later, countless times, and in general has had ridiculously bad luck, even more so than the rest of the cast.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: Your typical loser who desperately tries and fails to be awesome. Always Played for Laughs.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: His thought process is very unusual, often performing spontaneous, bizarre antics like getting naked and dancing.
  • Companion Cube: Probably in a reference to Wilson from Cast Away, he creates one out of a coconut after being separated from the other campers during a flood. The coconut gets voted off at the end of the episode.
  • Cool Loser: Inverted. He is popular in universe despite having some pretty heavy loser traits.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite being a Fat Comic Relief and The Load at times, Owen can be surprisingly effective at times and lasted long in the three seasons he's competed in, usually by sheer dumb luck.
  • Demoted to Extra: The only overall consistent main character of the original three seasons not to even compete in All Stars; he only has a bit part in the finale.
  • Depending on the Writer: His opinion on Chef's cooking varies from episode to episode. Sometimes he's the only one who likes it. Sometimes, he finds it just as disgusting as the other contestants.
  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: Happens frequently, and at the most inconvenient times.
  • Dirty Coward: When he and Izzy were confronted by the psycho killer (actually Chef in disguise) in "Hook, Line, and Screamer", Owen threw Izzy at him and then fled.
  • The Ditz: He's a few sandwiches short of a picnic most of the time.
  • Dumb Blonde: Owen is perfectly capable of rational thinking, but he is also very... simple.
  • Dumb Is Good: He is simultaneously one of the nicest and dumbest boys on the show.
  • Easily Forgiven: After Owen's elimination in Action, no one appears to be mad about him helping Chris sabotage the contestants, nor is it ever mentioned again. Not even by Harold who was directly eliminated because of his meddling.
  • Enfant Terrible: His rapid-fire confessions in "TDA Aftermath III" reveal that he was quite a troublemaker in his younger years.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Despite his ability to eat nearly anything, even he was grossed out when he had to drink shots of blended cockroach juice for a tiebreaker challenge in "Brunch of Disgustingness". He managed to drink more than Leshawna did, but immediately fainted afterwards.
  • Even the Loving Hero Has Hated Ones: He's an All-Loving Hero to everyone... except Heather. Although he tried to be nice to her until Heather insulted Izzy.
    Owen: (in the confessional) Mom always says if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. In which case Heather would say NOTHING EVER!! She's the meanest, the nastiest, the biggest...(long bleep) all of Kalamazoo! (camera zooms out to show Heather in the confessional with him) ...No offense.
    Heather: None taken. I sort of respect you for it. (*Beat*) Never do it again.
  • Expy: Of Survivor contestant, Richard Hatch, who like Owen had weight problems, displayed homosexual tendencies, often walked around naked, went through financial troubles, and won the very first season.
  • Extreme Omnivore: He'll eat anything, dead or organic. He'll also eat anything that remotely looks like food, which ends up giving him some extreme constipation after he ate an entire fake buffet made out of sawdust, plastic, and foam-core.
  • Failed a Spot Check: In "Monster Cash", he devours an entire buffet of fake food made from foamcore, silicone, and wax, somehow not noticing that none of it tastes even remotely like food. His only comment afterwards is, "The turkey was a bit... (burp) ...dry."
  • Fan Disservice: Owen gets naked a lot.
  • Fartillery: In "Sweden Sour", when his team is out of ammo, he decides to launch powered by his stored up flatulence.
  • Faster Than They Look: He appears to be a nonathletic, sluggish, fat boy, and in most cases this is true. However if you present food to him a distance away, he can outrun anyone in between him and said meal.
  • Fat Comic Relief: He's both a Big Eater and a Gasshole, which are his main sources of humor, as well as being a very prominent Plucky Comic Relief character in the series.
  • Fat Idiot: He's one of the heaviest contestant on the show, with an IQ on the opposite end of the spectrum.
  • Foil: Noah and Owen are best of friends but otherwise are polar opposites in virtually every single way. Owen is a big, fat, and none-too-bright optimist with an enthusiastic attitude, love for having fun, and an eagerness to make friends, while Noah is a small, scrawny, and highly intelligent cynic with an apathetic view of the world, a lazy nature, and a condescending attitude towards most people.
  • Follow Your Nose: His sense of smell is very sharp, but only when detecting food.
  • Food as Bribe: Happened in Island. As Heather proves, manipulating Owen is a piece of cake. Literally.
  • Fun Personified: Owen doesn't care if he wins the prize, all he wants is to have the best time ever and make as many friends as possible.
  • Gasshole: Infamously so among his fellow competitors.
  • Gentle Giant: He's probably the heaviest character overall, and likewise sweet.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Played for laughs in "Camp Castaways", when he goes insane after only 11 minutes of being alone at sea in the confessional booth and starts treating a coconut like it's alive.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Being mean makes him feel uncomfortable.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: He owns a dog, as he mentions in "I Triple Dog Dare You!".
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Sort of. He's attracted to Izzy but is too frightened of her violent and unpredictable behavior to be completely comfortable around her and they ultimately do not work out.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Noah as of World Tour. They're even teamed up in The Ridonculous Race.
  • Hidden Depths: He is surprisingly competent in the dodgeball challenge, during "Dodgebrawl", where he singlehandedly takes out all of the opposition when angered.
    Owen: Great Gatsby, that is it! GAME ON!
  • Iconic Item: Mr. Coconut.
  • Inappropriate Hunger: When Owen gets hungry, it will be all that's on his mind, even while in the middle of a challenge. In "If You Can't Take The Heat..." he ate an entire plate of ribs that his team was supposed to serve to Chris as part of a three-course meal, causing them to lose.
  • Keet: He's a much larger version of this.
  • Kevlard: His massive girth makes him a veritable Stone Wall. In "Who Can You Trust?" he took several hits from Leshawna's mis-aimed apples without a scratch, and in "Greece's Pieces", Cody tried to tackle him during the wrestling challenge but just bounced off his stomach.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Younger fans adore him, and the creators know it.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: He can rival Lindsay as the kindest, but dumbest camper among the first generation.
  • The Klutz: One of the character's biggest traits is his over-the-top clumsiness, though he can occasionally be agile moments but they pale in comparison to his tendency of falling to the ground a lot and getting stuck in a tight space.
  • Large Ham: Especially when he's scared.
  • Little Guy, Big Buddy: With Noah in World Tour.
  • The Load: Occasionally, often played for laughs.
  • Lovable Coward: He gets frightened often and is easily intimidated, though it is usually depicted in a humorous light. Usually.
  • Made of Iron: Owen has fallen off more cliffs than anyone else on the show, and doesn't even get a scratch on him. On at least one occasion, he survived after being crushed by a plane.
  • The Mole: When he's brought back in season two, he's supposed to give the rest of the cast Conflict Balls in exchange for the money to pay off debts from his mom buying a cheese cellar.
  • Morality Pet: Probably the closest thing to one for Chris.
  • Naked People Are Funny: The subject of this trope more than anyone else on the show.
  • Nice Guy: Gwen asks Owen if "he ever had a bad thought about anyone?"
  • Non-Gameplay Elimination: In Action, he is ejected from the competition by Chris (who had brought him back just to sabotage the others) after being found out as The Mole by the other contestants.
  • Odd Friendship:
    • Him and Noah's, of course, but in general he gets along well with nearly everyone. He and Blaineley develop one in World Tour: he's the only contestant to cheer for her Blainerific musical number, and they bond over their shared loves of cake and farting in "Niagara Brawls". When he's eliminated at the end of the episode, Blaineley actually seems sad to see him leave.
    • Notably, he shares one with Gwen the moody goth girl. Their friendship is one of the few relationships that remains consistent across the first three seasons. In the finale of Island, she lists him as one of the few people she considers sane. During Action, he's the only one on the Killer Grips who isn't mad at her because Trent threw the challenges for her sake. During World Tour, she tries to make him feel better about Izzy breaking up with him, and later, he supports her new relationship with Duncan.
  • Papa Wolf: Even though he's usually a cheerful, friendly guy, if you dare harm Noah or Izzy, you're in for a lot of pain. Or laughter. But it's still pretty cool.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Except for a few rare moments, he is usually seen smiling.
  • Ping-Pong Naïveté: Depending on the episode his intellect ranges from merely slightly below average to ditz-level, with the occasional flash of brilliance in-between.
    Noah: So there is a brain in there. You've been holding out on me.
  • The Pollyanna: Aside from a few moments, Owen is generally one of the more optimistic campers.
  • Raised Catholic: Implied in a couple of episodes. He suggested everyone confess their sins when they were lost and thought they would die in "Camp Castaways" and the flashback during his confession rant in Total Drama Aftermath in Action showed nuns at his school.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Noah's blue.
  • Sanity Slippage: Briefly gets this in "Camp Castaways", to the point everyone votes Mr. Coconut out to prevent it from progressing further.
  • Series Mascot: The reason he appears on most of the show's promotional material.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Owen, the show's cornerstone of comic relief, does not compete in All-Stars, whose cast largely consists of the series' most serious characters. Even more noticeable as Lindsay, Lightning, Jo, and Sam, who were pretty much pure humor during their time on the season, are the first four booted out.
  • Sleepwalking: Eating beans apparently causes him to sleepwalk. And get naked.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Regarding his wilderness skills. In "The Sucky Outdoors", he claims that he killed a ten-foot-tall bear with a single gunshot. Of course, when the real thing comes, he's not as prepared...
    Heather: (when the Gophers are hiding in a tree from a bear) Hey, Owen! What now?
    Owen: How should I know?
    Leshawna: Dude, you said you killed a bear!
    Owen: I was being theatrical!
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad:
    • He is one of the most focused-on contestants in the first three seasons, and he often appears on the show's advertising. He only goes Out of Focus for a short time in Actionnote  and after "Niagara Brawls" in World Tour.
    • Owen goes completely Out of Focus after the first episode of Revenge of the Island, only reappearing for a brief cameo during All-Stars' finale. He gets the spotlight back in Ridonculous Race, where he competes in a team with Noah.
  • Tan Lines: He has a prominent shirt tan.
  • Token Good Teammate: When his team is down to him, Duncan, and Alejandro in World Tour.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Something he shares with Izzy. In "I Triple-Dog-Dare You!", he voluntarily does some of the more disgusting dares, including eating dog food and re-chewing Harold's chewed gum, just because he's genuinely curious about what they're like.
    Chris: (as Owen is about to eat a can of dog food) Dude, you have two freebies you can use! Better yet, you could dare an, say, one without a freebie? (looks directly at Heather, who glares at him)
    Owen: It's cool, bro! My dog digs this food! Time to find out what I've been missing! (happily devours it as everyone else looks on in horror) ...Meaty-tasting! (cue a Vomit Chain Reaction by everyone else)
  • The Unreveal: He and Gwen are the only characters whose audition tapes have never been seen.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Owen isn't the brightest bulb in the box, but his massive girth and appetite can be highly useful assets in the right situations.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In "Beach Blanket Bogus", he advises Trent to try and help Gwen get ahead in the game, Trent decides to go about this by throwing his own team's challenges; when Gwen finds out she becomes deeply uncomfortable and breaks up with him.
  • Verbal Tic: When excited or shocked, he shouts unique exclamatory phrases, such as "Great Canadian cheese!", "For the love of Peter Pumpkin Eater!", and "Alexander the Freakin' Great—!"
  • Vocal Evolution: Owen's voice was deeper when Island first started.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: He wears a maple leaf on his shirt, indicating that the show is made in Canada. According to his bio, it's because he's a Toronto Maple Leafs fan.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He got this response from Harold, Beth, and Courtney after he was exposed as Chris's saboteur in Action.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: He tries to see the good in everyone. Except Heather.
    Gwen: Have you ever had a bad thought about anyone?
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He is terrified of flying. It becomes a major problem in World Tour where contestants travel by plane, at least for the first few episodes.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness:
    • His second elimination in Action and his elimination in World Tour.
    • Chris, quoting the trope, attaches an explosive to his face in Revenge of the Island.

    Trent, the Cool Guy

"I really feel I made such awesome friends here, it's hard for me to vote anyone off."

Voiced by: Scott McCord

Teams: Screaming Gophers, Killer Grips

A smooth and handsome young man with a friendly, mild-mannered, and easygoing attitude, Trent is the personification of every teenage girl's dream guy — complete with guitar skills that only further endear him to the ladies. However, he can be quite neurotic, obsessive, and erratic when under stress.

  • Abusive Parents: In the Island merge episode, he says that his parents used to hold him down and force feed him broccoli. "They only did it because broccoli's — hurp — good for you!" He actually uses this memory to his advantage in "Brunch of Disgustingness", when he gets his team to force-feed him a slice of disgusting pizza during the gross food eating challenge.
  • Amicable Exes: With Gwen as of World Tour.
  • Badass Biker: Trent states that if he wins the prize money, he'd use it to buy a new motorcycle.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: See the Out-of-Character Moment below where he thought Cody was lying to him about Gwen in "Up the Creek".
  • Butt-Monkey: For a nice guy, he takes a lot of abuse, possibly the most from anyone in the first season.
  • The Chew Toy: Well let's see, the poor guy has suffered a concussion, been poisoned, put in a full body cast after falling out of a plane, landed on a fence post crotch first, and finally suffers a mental breakdown. All of this is Played for Laughs.
  • Chick Magnet: Aside from Gwen, Lindsay and Beth also seem to be interested in him during Island, and after the break-up Katie and Sadie quickly start fighting over him. He also notes that he's "met a ton of chicks" since the relationship ended.
  • Compressed Vice: His obsession with the number nine in season two. Harold claims that Trent always had it, even though it was never even hinted at in season one.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: In season two, he becomes jealous of Duncan upon seeing how well Gwen gets along with him.
  • Demoted to Extra: By World Tour, where he only appears in the Aftermath episodes in minor roles. His last appearance to date was a non-speaking cameo in the first episode of Revenge of the Island.
  • Demoted to Satellite Love Interest: By Action, Trent has pretty much lost any individual characterization, outside of being Gwen's ex. Even with his brief appearances in the Celebrity Manhunt special and World Tour, he's mainly just there as eye-candy for other girls.
  • Derailing Love Interests: Through sudden, nine-centric Super OCD. After the second aftermath he's not as crazy and in future episodes he and Gwen seem happy as just friends.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He doesn't like broccoli, because his parents forced him to eat it as a kid.
  • Dreary Half-Lidded Eyes: His default expression has half-lidded eyes, showing how relaxed and chill he is. Fittingly, his eyes are fully open more often when he spirals into a Crazy Jealous Guy in the second season.
  • Everyone Has Standards: When Gwen asks Trent to tell Courtney she was just friends with Duncan, he stays silent, too heartbroken from their breakup to defend her. However, when Geoff wants to throw Gwen in a dunk tank full of piranhas, he puts his foot down and tells Geoff that that is enough, he was the one who threw the game, not Gwen, and it was not her fault. Gwen thanks Trent and apologizes to him, with him telling her that they're cool.
  • Everyone Hates Mimes: He has an intense fear/hatred of mimes. He explains that this is due to a mime following him when he was a kid after being lost from his mother at a carnival.
  • Everything but the Girl: As a celebrity, he seems to be doing pretty well on his own.
  • Foil: To Courtney. Both of them were major characters in Island who had major romance arcs with one of the final four, with both being eliminated in the same way. Both of them promptly break up with their respective love interests, with said love interests (Gwen and Duncan) later ending up in a relationship with each other. However, Trent is substantially more considerate of Gwen's feelings and wants her to feel happy, while Courtney is more assertive and demanding in her relationship with Duncan. Both end up with their relationships ending, however Gwen and Trent remain on good terms after the breakup, Courtney becomes immensely hostile towards Duncan and constantly antagonizes him.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: An odd example: Trent himself has four fingers just like everyone else, but his shirt's hand print actually has five digits rather than four.
  • General Failure: During his brief tenure as leader of the Killer Grips, Trent displays poor leadership skills as he spends too much time thinking of his relationship with Gwen to the point he started to sabotage his own team.
  • Generic Guy: During the first season, when he didn't have any major faults and was merely a Nice Guy. Action changes this by giving him an obsession with the number 9 and having him go mad out of jealousy.
  • The Heart: For the Screaming Gophers.
  • Hypocrite: Trent calls Duncan out for quitting in the first episode of World Tour and blowing a chance for a million dollars. This coming from the same guy who threw challenges for his girlfriend's team in the previous season.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: His plan of throwing challenges for Gwen in Action cost him dearly. Gwen breaks up with him because of it, his team find out about this and vote him out, all the while pressuring Gwen to return the favors she never asked for, and giving Gwen a terrible public image for it all. To Trent's credit, he fully accepts the responsibilities of his actions and doesn't blame anyone but himself, nor does he want anyone blaming Gwen for it either, which more or less helped restore her public image.
  • Leaning on the Furniture: Whenever he's shown sitting, he almost always has one foot propped up on the chair.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: He went crazy out of fear that Duncan would steal Gwen away from him. He got better, but only after they broke up.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Between his smooth voice, cool demeanor, and a choice selection of shirtless scenes, Trent is meant to be the high school dream guy.
  • Nice Guy: As long as he isn't stressed out, he's affable towards almost any contestant on the show.
  • Only Sane Man: Barring his number 9 obsession, he's probably one of the most normal contestants on the show.
  • Out-of-Character Moment:
    • Threatening to rearrange Cody's face in "Up the Creek". Granted, he thought Cody was making fun of him at the time, but it was still strange considering how mild-mannered he usually is.
    • Breaking up with a girlfriend via text message (from Justin's phone at that) in the Action special.
  • Out of Focus: Starting with his elimination in Action and from World Tour onwards.
  • Sanity Slippage: Undergoes this in Action when he thinks he's losing Gwen to Duncan: he does everything in nines and eventually starts throwing challenges for Gwen's sake before finally being eliminated.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Aside from his relationship with Gwen, he doesn't bring much to the show. His role in Action makes him border on a deconstruction. When the only reason that he is there (Gwen) seems to be taken away from him, well...
  • Straight Man: Until Action, where his jealousy of Duncan and obsession with the number 9 rear their ugly heads.
  • Standardized Leader: On the Killer Grips, before he went nuts.
  • Super OCD: In Action, he develops an obsession with the number 9.
  • Too Dumb to Live: In "Who Can You Trust?", he trusts Lindsay, of all people, to cook fugu blowfish for him—a dish that, if not prepared properly, is extremely poisonous and has no antidote. Somehow, he survives.
  • Tragic Keepsake: In "Aftermath I: Trent's Descent", Trent explains that when he was young, his granddad gave him a toy train. One of the wheels fell off shortly before the old man died, leaving the train with an uneven nine. 9 has been his lucky number since to the point of obsession.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: His fear of mimes stems from a childhood incident where he got separated from his mom at a circus.


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