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    B, The Strong Silent Genius


Voiced by: Unknown

Teams: Toxic Rats

B is a man of few words — zero words at all, in fact. But what he lacks in voice, he makes up for in immeasurable ingenuity and intelligence. Give him a problem and some materials, and he will very quickly MacGyver a brilliant contraption to solve the issue at hand.

  • Acrofatic: Despite his size, he is fairly agile.
  • Badass Longcoat: He keeps tools in his coat.
  • Elective Mute: It appears he can speak, but chooses not to. There are several times where he is about to say something but gets cut off. We finally get to hear his voice in the form of a scream as he takes the Hurl of Shame.
  • Embarrassing First Name: The B stands for Beverly.
  • Expy: Of Silent Bob, in both physical appearance and his speechless tendencies.
  • Foil: To Cameron. Both are Black and Nerdy and both The Smart Guy for their respective teams. However, B is confident, assumed The Leader role, and often gives his team a big advantage. Cameron remained shy and meek, is often seen as The Load, and ends up being a Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass who unexpectedly surprises the team.
  • Frameup: Scott frames him for sabotaging their team's fort in "Ice, Ice Baby".
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He somehow constructed a rocket sofa out of some junk he found.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: In a non-romantic example, he is the Huge Guy to Dawn's Tiny Girl.
  • The Leader: He's a really good one, too, and were it not for Scott (and in the first episode's case, a Deus ex Machina), he probably could have consistently led the Toxic Rats to victory. It's what makes Scott target him for elimination.
  • Nice Hat: His red baseball cap.
  • The Smart Guy: Doubling as The Leader, B is the resident Gadgeteer Genius and one of the most intellectually resourceful characters in the season.
  • One-Letter Name: Until we find out it really stands for Beverly.
  • The Silent Bob: Not surprising since he's an expy of the Trope Namer. So far, the only character to never actually speak, even in audition videos.
  • Smart People Build Robots: Seen only in his audition video.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Probably the real-life reason for his early elimination. With his ability to MacGyver anything he wants with ridiculous precision, most challenges probably would’ve become a breeze for him and he would’ve had an unfair advantage over the other contestants. The writers probably had him leave early on because of this.
  • Visible Silence: Unlike other characters who often stand around because they don't have lines, emphasis is put on the fact B actually doesn't speak. He responds using expressions and gestures, and sometimes opens his mouth to speak but gets cut off. Also, in his biography, his answer to all his questions is "..."
  • The Voiceless: Until he's catapulted off the island, sort of.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: While not being the first one out of the game, he never says a word and only lasts for three episodes.

    Dakota, The Fame-Monger
Click here for her mutated form 

"I just want camera time. People need to see more of my sparkly adorableness if I'm going to get my spinoff reality series."

Voiced by: Carleigh Beverly

Teams: Toxic Rats, Mutant Maggots

One of the biggest attention-seekers to have starred on reality TV, Dakota appears at first to be nothing more than your typical vapid, spoiled princess. Deep down however, she really just wants to have somebody who will love and accept her for who she is.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Sam, at first. She does seem to have warmed up to him when she returned to the island in "Ice, Ice, Baby."
  • Anime Hair: As Dakotazoid.
  • Attention Whore: Played with. It is exaggerated because Dakota has her own paparazzi entourage and will resort to almost anything to get her own reality series, yet it is also deconstructed because Dawn states that Dakota's need for fame is really a repressed cry for love.
    Dakota: Whoa! Who said you could pan away?
  • Badass Adorable: As she's turning into a mutated monster, she became this.
  • Bald Woman: She loses all of her hair in "A Mine is a Terrible Thing to Waste" after spending 40 minutes in the toxic waste mine on Chris' orders. It grows back in the next episode; however, it is bright green and a sign of her mutation.
  • Bare Your Midriff: On her sleepwear, intern outfit, and when she mutates.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: After her begging and Chris being bribed by her father, she is allowed to return to the an intern. She eventually gets reinstated as a contestant against her will when Anne Maria quits.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: How Dakota falls for Sam. During their time on the show, Sam has been nothing but nice and respectful to her, and over time she began to appreciate that. In "Runaway Model", she happily gave Sam fashion advice because no one ever asked anything from her, Sam called her an Angel, which essentially wins her over. It is sealed when she turned into a mutant, and even then, Sam still likes her, even more so, so Dakota's elimination didn't hurt as much because Sam is all she needs now.
  • Berserk Button: For photographers and video cameramen, never shift focus away from her.
  • Big "NO!":
  • Body Horror: Her hideous mutation.
  • Brainless Beauty: At first, it's justified because her family's fame, riches, and her good looks seem to have gotten her through life, but in "Runaway Model", it's deconstructed a bit when Sam asks her for fashion advice and she's positively delighted, since no one's actually asked for her advice about anything before.
  • Butt-Monkey: The inevitable result of being one of Chris' interns. Chris treats her as his personal Chew Toy.
    • She gets catapulted off the island a second time by Chris at the end of "Finders Creepers" for no reason other than sick laughs.
    • During the recap in "Backstabbers Ahoy", she gets dumped into the lake by Chef Hatchet and bitten by the mutant piranhas as a wake-up call. Later, while demonstrating the challenge, she is blown to a buoy in the middle of the lake and forced to fend off Fang.
    • In "A Mine is a Terrible Thing to Waste", she loses all her hair after spending too much time in the toxic mine shaft and is later forced back into the game after Anne Maria quits.
    • Then, in "The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean", her prior exposures to radiation lead to an Incredible Hulk-esque transformation.
  • Crocodile Tears: Pretends to cry in the confessional after the mutated squirrel incident in the first episode.
    Dakota: (sobbing) Chris is the meanest ever!! (stops sobbing) Hang on. (takes out her compact and checks her makeup) Not too blotchy. Okay, take two. (puts away her compact, clears her throat, then resumes sobbing)
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: She gives off a rather high pitched shriek when frightened, and her normal speaking voice is somewhat whiny.
  • Cute Monster Girl: How Sam views her after her mutation.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Had lightly tanned skin prior to her mutation.
  • Determinator: She hang glides back to Camp Wawanakwa in order to get more camera time.
  • Drama Queen: Because of her fame mongering, she can act as one occasionally.
  • Dumb Blonde: Downplayed. She's not as Book Dumb as Lindsay.
  • Fallen Princess: Her desire for fame is implied to be this for her.
  • The Fashionista: She gives Sam fashion advice in "Runaway Model". Also, she aspired to become a fashion model after Total Drama.
  • Foreshadowing: At the end of her audition tape she said she would be the biggest thing ever. After being mutated by the nuclear waste, she's technically the biggest contestant the series has ever had.
  • Foil: To Lindsay, set up as a contrast of the 'blonde pretty girl' stereotype. While both are Daddys Girls with fathers who spoil themselves silly, there is an important difference. Lindsay is happy with what she has even though she doesn't have everything (hence wanting to win the million), Dakota is spoiled to the point where she has everything money could buynote  but was not satisfied as the one thing money couldn't buy was fame. While Lindsay was beloved by all, Dakota ended up annoying quite a few with her spoiled attitude and her paparazzi. Lindsay is a Dumb Blonde who makes a lot of ditzy moves, while Dakota has a reasonable degree of common sense. Lindsay also ended up in a stereotypical cheerleader-jock relationship with Tyler, while Dakota ended up getting together with resident nerd Sam in an odd case of Opposites Attract.
  • Freaky Is Cool:
    • She finds the mutant squirrel cute, wanting one as a pet, at least until it tried to zap her with its Eye Beams.
    • Dakota is initially worried that Sam will lose interest in her once he finds out about her mutation, but when they actually meet up he assures Dakota that he still adores her, and that he thinks her mutation just makes her more awesome. This is also brought up in an exclusive Revenge of the Island clip that's only in Polish.
  • Friendless Background: A likely reason behind her fame mongering. In a confessional, she states that she has to start the "friending" process with Zoey after Sam was eliminated.
  • Gentle Giant: Her post-mutation form is both powerful and intimidating but she only uses her strength against things she perceives as threats, such as angry crocodiles or Chris.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Her true personality, which was slowly revealing as she appears much further, even when her blonde hair got lost after Chris carelessly left her in the radioactive mines, which caused her mutation, and unexpectedly gave her green hair.
  • Hates the Job, Loves the Limelight: Especially during her time as an intern.
  • Hellish Pupils: Her eyes become red vertical slits after her mutation.
  • Humanoid Abomination: As of "Treasure island of Dr. McLean".
  • Hulk Speak: After her transformation.
  • Idol Singer: One of her aspirations in life after Total Drama.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: According to Dawn, this is all Dakota wants. Judging from Dakota's reaction, Dawn proves to be right about that.
  • In-Series Nickname: Sam and Chris call her the Dakotazoid after she mutates.
  • The Intern: The only contestant (so far) to become one. She lasted from "Ice Ice Baby" until "A Mine is a Terrible Thing to Waste" when Chris reinstates her as a contestant, much to her chagrin.
  • It's All About Me: Her reason for coming back to Camp Wawanakwa after her first elimination.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: When Dakota first appears, she an egotistical, narcissistic and bratty rich girl who joins the show to become famous despite having a rich father. However, she was never truly malicious. She behaves quite kindly towards her fellow contestants. It became apparent that underneath her spoiled demeanor, she a lot more sweet-natured and even formed a genuinely loving relationship with Sam.
  • Kawaiiko: Though not to the extent of Katie and Sadie, Dakota mentions her "sparkly adorableness" as a reason why Chris should let her back on the show after her first elimination.
  • Literal Metaphor: In her audition tape, she says that after she's done with Total Drama, she'll be "the biggest thing ever". She did become the biggest thing ever after her mutation.
  • The Load: Her constant posing for the paparazzi made her a legitimate liability, costing her team the challenge in "Truth or Laser Shark". However, this is averted in "The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean", where she saves her teammates from Fang and a mutated alligator courtesy of her new found mutant Super Strength.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Before she lost it all in the radioactive mine.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: She shares the stereotypical behavior of an Alpha Bitch, but is one of the nicer contestants.
  • Magic Pants: Along with a Magic Top, as she mutates.
  • Mauve Shirt: While she was an intern.
  • Misery Builds Character: Before she was an intern, she spent all her screen time as a vapid, useless Daddy's Girl.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Pre-mutation at least.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Given her starlet attitude and rich daddy Mr. Milton, Dakota seems to be based on Paris Hilton.
  • Not a Morning Person: As revealed in "Truth or Laser Shark".
    Dakota: I haven't had enough beauty sleep.
    Sam: Come on, you look... (Dakota takes off her sunglasses, revealing her baggy and bloodshot eyes) GREAT SUNS OF ORION!
  • Paparazzi: She has an entourage of them on speed-dial before Chris took away her cell phone. Also, after Dakota becomes an intern, Chris puts a restraining order against her entourage.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her online bio states that her favorite color is "pink, pink, pink", and her regular outfit consists of a pink tube top, pink ballet flats, and magenta pants.
  • Put on a Bus: A variation. While she can technically still appear in the series, she's unable to actively compete in the show while she's a mutant. Despite this, a Q&A has hinted she may eventually return.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted, as she still retains her nice personality after her mutation.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: While her daddy has a lot of money, she is lacking in common sense. Ultimaetly subverted, in that she does show some common sense, in very stark contrast to Lindsay.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Her daddy bribes Chris to let her back on the show.
  • Serious Business: She treats having her picture taken as such.
  • She's Got Legs: Though she doesn't show them off, Dakota may have the longest legs of any female contestant. After mutating, though, she is now the tallest contestant in Total Drama history.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Her "depressed cry for love" is met with her interactions with Sam, whom she fell in love with after he was very nice to her.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: More like "Big Name, Bigger Ego" given that she was already famous before joining Total Drama.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Coming from a very wealthy family, on the surface, she seems like a Spoiled Brat, hogging all the cameras as much as she wanted. But deep down, she's actually really sweet, especially in her later appearances.
  • Stock Scream: She gives off a horror film scream after she coughs up mud in "Truth or Laser Shark". In fact, it is the same exact scream used in the slasher film that the original cast were viewing in "Hook, Line, and Screamer".
  • Story-Breaker Power: Her mutant form. With it, she gains super strength and she grows immensely in size. The writers probably had her voted off the island the same episode she mutated because they realized that Mutant Dakota was too strong and would’ve easily won many of the future challenges.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute:
    • She is similar to Lindsay, being a fashionable, blonde, spoiled Daddy's Girl. Unlike her predecessor, however, Dakota is less childish and ditzy, and can be a bit selfish at times.
    • Her performance in Revenge of the Island parallels Ezekiel's performance in World Tour. In their respective seasons, both were eliminated very early, insisted on returning, and eventually mutated into literal monsters. Both of their transformations were fueled by their resentment of Chris and involved a change in skin color and hairstyle, as well as the loss of their footwear. The big difference, however, is that while Ezekiel becomes a feral, greed-driven parody of Gollum, Dakota retains her humanity for the most part.
  • Third-Person Person: Occurs in "The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean", after she mutates.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: How she feels towards Chris, declaring him a dead man after his mistreatment of her in "A Mine is a Terrible Thing to Waste" when she loses all her hair and is reinstated as a contestant. The feeling becomes stronger as she mutates in the following episode.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Despite being mutated and eliminated, she hooks up with Sam at the end of "The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean".
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: In her mutated form she's large enough that Sam can comfortably sit on her lap, which he is seen doing near the end of "The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean".
  • Tsundere: Started off as Type A towards Sam, but eventually mellowed out to Type B.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: After her mutation.

    Dawn, The Moonchild

"I can read people's auras, and it looks like someone threw up on yours."

Voiced by: Caitlynne Medrek

Teams: Toxic Rats

One of the show's more unusual contestants, Dawn is a strange and enigmatic girl who has the supernatural ability to read the auras of others. While her powers do creep her teammates out, Dawn is a girl of infinite compassion who loves all living creatures and the natural world.

  • Actual Pacifist: Dawn is a kind and empathetic person who almost never shows any aggression. However, she makes an exception for Scott, when she finds out his true nature.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Backstabbers Ahoy!" centered around Dawn and how she discovers Scott's true nature, before trying to unsuccessfully take him down.
  • All-Loving Heroine: She is kind and empathetic to everyone, due to her Aura Vision and tries to find the good in everyone, even Scott. However she makes an exception with him when she finds out his true nature.
  • Ambiguously Human: Humorously hinted at since she seems to have powers no one else in the series has.
  • Aura Vision: Dawn can use people's auras to learn about their past, or even see their future.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She is very kind and gentle, but she has drew the line at Scott when she knew about his true malicious nature. This unfortunately led her to her elimination, which was caused by him.
  • Break the Cutie: In "Backstabbers Ahoy", she gets framed by Scott for stealing the other campers' possessions and voted out because of said Frameup, had her hopes gotten up with a fake immunity idol forged by Scott, and gets put into a garbage bag by Chef before being catapulted off the island.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: The other campers view her as this.
  • Creepy Child: She had managed to creep out several competitors with her ability to know personal information about them including: Zoey, Dakota, Lightning, and Scott. Lightning always refers to her as "creepy girl".
  • The Cutie: A mysterious nature lover with an adorably squeaky voice. Dawn appears to be good-hearted and very helpful, although she comes across as creepy to the others due to her supernatural powers.
  • Cute Witch: Zoey suspects that Dawn might be a wizard in "Backstabbers Ahoy". It's also worth noting that she's the only contestant in the series with supernatural powers. Fandom also doesn't rule out the possibility she could be a vampire (pale skin, pointed ears, even hanging upside down in one ep).
  • Death Glare: A surprisingly effective one. Beware the Nice Ones, indeed.
  • The Empath: She can read other people's (and animals') auras and figure out their inner feelings or even backstories based on that. Normally, the other contestants are understandably creeped out by it; however it comes in handy on occasion, such as reuniting a giant fire-breathing mutant beetle and her baby to stop her from terrorizing the Toxic Rats.
  • Expy: Of Luna Lovegood. She also plays the role of some of Russell Hantz's victims.
  • Foil: To Bridgette and DJ as the kindhearted nature lover, even taking DJ's spot on the log in the opening. However, while Bridgette and DJ are generally well-liked by their peers, Dawn comes off as a Creepy Child who many are campers are disturbed by. In addition, while all three are All Loving Heroes, Dawn takes it the furthest of all by being The Empath who tries her hardest to see the good in people. Also specifically to DJ, while both are a Friend to All Living Things and attached to animals, for DJ it tends to not be mutual and constantly gets attacked, while with Dawn she is The Beastmaster with animals assisting her whenever they can. And specifically to Bridgette, Dawn stands out as being one of the series' strangest characters with her supernatural powers and Creepy Child characterization while Bridgette is one of the most normal characters with her Closer to Earth Only Sane Woman nature.
  • Fun Size: The shortest female among the second generation cast and the second shortest overall.
  • Frameup: She falls victim to one, courtesy of Scott.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She spends most of her free time interacting with various creatures. Even the mutant animals seem to like her.
  • Granola Girl: She's in tune with nature.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She is soft spoken and very rarely shows ill will towards anyone.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: She is the Tiny Girl to B's Huge Guy.
  • Lotus Position: She's often seen sitting in that position.
  • Magic Skirt: She hangs upside-down in episode two, yet her skirt stays in place. In "Finders Creepers", she's caught by the giant spider (Izzy in a costume) and hanging sideways from the web, yet her skirt stays in place, as well as her hair.
  • Nice Girl: She may be a little off her rocker, but she definitely is friendly, kind and considerate.
  • Occult Blue Eyes: Grayish-blue actually, given her spiritual nature.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Dawn is normally a soft spoken girl who doesn't show ill will towards anyone, but in "Backstabbers Ahoy", she gives Scott a Death Glare for sabotaging their team.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her swimwear and sleepwear.
  • Pointy Ears: As part of her design she has pointy elvish ears, adding to her already mystical like nature.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: She wears purple tights with a black skirt.
  • Power Floats: Levitates to the finish line in the first episode of Revenge of the Island, which causes Mike to freak out.
  • Psychic Powers: Possesses Aura Vision, and appears to be capable of predicting the future by reading tea-leaves.
  • Secret Keeper: It's heavily implied that she was the first contestant to know about Mike's MPD. As she told Zoey that the "Mike parts" of Mike's aura really likes her but when Zoey asks what she means by this, she disappears feeling it's best for Mike to tell her that.
  • She Knows Too Much: She found out Scott's intentions to lose a little too soon for his liking. He frames her for taking everyone's stuff, and she ends up getting the boot from the contest.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Of the Toxic Rats after Dakota's elimination.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: She has a habit of appearing and disappearing without warning to her teammates. Needless to say, it freaks them out a bit.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Probably the real-life reason for her relatively early elimination. With her ability to communicate with animals and the fact that she can be really stealthy when she wants to be, she has an unfair advantage over other contestants and a lot of the challenges would become really easy for her. The writers probably realized this early on and decided to give her the boot because of it.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: She can understand certain species, such as rats and beetles.
  • Teens Are Short: She's the shortest girl among the second generation cast.
  • Token Super: Dawn serves as this to the Toxic Rats, being the only character on the show to possess powers. Dawn appears to have Psychic Powers, giving her the ability to read auras, understand animals, and being a Voice for the Voiceless for B. This has helped her team out on several occasions.
  • Voice for the Voiceless: Since B doesn't speak, she acts as his voice when he is communicating his plans to the Toxic Rats.

    Lightning, The Athletic Overachiever

"Lightning never gives up and never surrenders! Sha-Lightning!"

Voiced by: Tyrone Savage

Teams: Toxic Rats, Villainous Vultures

Lightning is your classic Jerk Jock, one whose incredible arrogance and boastfulness are legitimately backed up by his strength and athleticism. As competitive as he is though, his intelligence is at the opposite end of the scale when compared to his ego and physical prowess.

  • The Ace: Although he is without a doubt Dumb Muscle, when it comes to anything physical, Lightning is perhaps the best.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He has moments of this.
  • Badass Boast: Too many to list.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In his ending of "Brain vs Brawn: The Final Showdown". Granted, the finale gave us a good few reasons to give him sympathy, too...and all of them are bad, and worst of all, he keeps the prize money to himself. Jo was most displeased.
  • Berserk Button: You do not tell Lightning that winning isn't everything. It's implied to be the only thing that gets his father's affection and attention.
  • Big Bad: In Revenge of the Island, after Scott's elimination, Lightning then Took a Level in Jerkass to fill the villain void.
  • Big Bad Slippage: While no saint, Lightning was from evil for the majority of Revenge of the Island, even doing a fair share of good deeds along the way. However he descends into villainy after being bitter at Cameron snatching immunity from him.
  • Big "WHAT?!": When he gets eliminated in "All-Stars."
  • Black Dude Dies First: He is the first member of his team to be voted off in All-Stars.
  • Book Dumb: According to Chris one of the two reasons why he's on the Chopping Block in "Evil Dread" (along with Jo, albeit for different reasons other than him) is because of his crummy math skills. He also thinks the Eiffel Tower is in Germany.
  • Brains and Brawn: Serves as the brawn to contrast Cameron's brains.
  • The Brute: For the Villainous Vultures.
  • Catchphrase: "SHA-Insert word relevant to situation, "Lightning strikes!" and "You're about to get struck by Lightning!"
  • David vs. Goliath: Lighting, a jock, is put against Cameron, the least physically strong character in Revenge of the Island, in the season finale. Who wins depends on what ending is shown.
  • Determinator: "Lightning never quits!" Still tries to win the challenge for his team in "Ice, Ice Baby" even after they already lost.
  • The Ditz: Lightning is a good contender for stupidest character period.
    • He has trouble grasping what gender certain contestants are, mistaking Cameron for a girl and Jo for a boy. He also appears unable to count to ten.
    • In "Eat, Puke and Be Wary", he thinks steak comes from trees and tries to get some by punching one.
    • In "The Enchanted Franken Forest" despite acquiring all three pieces of a map, he is unable to put the map together correctly, leaving him so lost he ends up running off a cliff.
    • But his shining moment was in "Evil Dread", where he proclaims he can dig wherever he wants and then proceeds to dig in the lake. No surprise that his stupidity gets him kicked off by the rest of his team that night, though even getting eliminated doesn't put an end to his idiocy: when he sees the Eiffel Tower, he thinks he's in Germany and misinterprets a mime's (who he believes to be a German clown) attempts to warn him of an incoming boat for a demonstration on how to swim. Unsurprisingly, he gets struck by a gondola with Blaineley and Bruno in it.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Gets revenge on Jo for voting him off by taunting her with a pre-recorded message in "Saving Private Leachball".
  • Double Knockout: In the American version of the final episode, Cameron's final attack hits Lightning, but drains his power suit of its last bits of power and he falls over. A severely dazed and discolored haired Lightning falls over on top of Cam a moment later, earning him the 3 count pin and the victory, More or less the same thing happens in Cameron's ending, except that the order of who falls on who is reversed..
  • Dragon Ascendant: In Revenge of the Island after Scott's been eliminated he becomes the Big Bad.
  • Dumb Jock: While his athletic ability is outstanding, it's balanced out by his lack of any intellectual skill.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Considering his first name is Rudolph, it's kind of understandable he calls himself Lightning.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Was highly upset when he found out his dad bet his gold rings on him and was even more upset when he lost in Cameron's ending.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Lightning wasn't exactly a nice guy, but before Scott's elimination he was a decent, if competitive-minded, person who performed good deeds like saving Cameron from drowning, helping Cameron realize that Jo was planning to backstab him, and staying loyal to his alliance before getting betrayed. But once Cameron beat him in an immunity challenge (albeit by accident) he took several levels in jerkass and became the new Big Bad of the season.
  • Flanderization: Like most characters in All-Stars, Lightning's intelligence took a hit, but since he was already an idiot to begin with, in his case it was merely exaggerating existing characteristics.
  • Foil:
    • To Tyler, especially if one takes Tyler's online bio into account. Both are determined athletes who are very confident in their abilities, and tend to be The Ditz (although Lightning more so than Tyler). Additionally, it’s implied both also get their sports-driven natures from their fathers (as Tyler's bio reveals his father is a sportscaster while Lightning’s father owns five championship rings). But unlike Tyler who often overestimates what he’s capable of, Lightning backs up his claims and excels in anything physical. While Tyler is a Lovable Jock who’s unfailingly loyal to those he cares about, Lightning is something of a Jerk Jock who often prioritizes winning over others. While Tyler has his fair share of misfortune and brushes aside losing quite easily, Lightning is a Sore Loser to the point where it makes him undergo a Face–Heel Turn. And finally, it is implied Tyler has a good relationship with his father, seeing as how he gets all his sports gear from him, while Lightning has a strained relationship with his father, who ignores him unless he succeeds in every competition he participates in.
    • Also one to Cameron. See his entry under the Mutant Maggots page for more details.
  • Harmless Electrocution: During his match with Cameron, Lightning gets struck by actual lightning, though it leaves no lasting damage aside from bleaching his hair. It does knock him out though, which results in either Cameron or himself winning the million.
  • Human Popsicle: Temporarily becomes one in "Ice Ice Baby".
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Heavily implied to be the origin of Lightning's current ego, having grown up in the shadow of his champion father.
  • I Was Beaten by a Girl: Jo tries to invoke this when she beats him in "Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!", but the taunt only confuses him, as he believes Jo is male.
  • Jerkass: Starting in episode 12, towards Cameron.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: In episode 12, when Zoey falls in a radioactive pit he runs over... to snatch the map away from her, so he could win the challenge.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He fit this prior to taking a level in jerkass in the latter half of the season, with Lightning revealing some surprisingly good qualities. In the first episode he saved Cameron from drowning, in the seventh episode when Jo (who he still thought was a guy) said she never kissed a guy, he was at first confused but then understanding, saying he "didn't judge." He also helped Cameron stand up to Jo in the 10th episode and the two of them ended up eliminating her. Among other things he seemed to get along with his teammates when they were shown to be competent. Even in the finale, when everything and more is on the line, he takes the time to attack the giant mutant alligator that briefly trapped Cameron in his mouth, citing The Only One Allowed to Defeat You while he saves him.
  • Jerk Jock: He was more of a buffoon than a jerk early on, but he plays it straight towards the end of Revenge.
  • Large Ham: He is a major show off.
  • Lame Comeback: His attempts to insult Cameron in the finale. Only the last one seems to work.
    Lightning: You wanted an intellectual challenge? When I finish with you, your whole life's gonna be an intellectual challenge!
  • Lethally Stupid: His complete absence of intelligence can be both a danger to himself and his team.
  • Locked into Strangeness: His hair seems to have been permanently bleached white after being electrocuted during his match with Cameron.
  • Mad Libs Catchphrase: "SHA-[insert word, sound effect or Lightning's name here]!"
  • Manly Tears: After he loses to Cameron in Cameron's ending. Averted in Lightning's ending where he wins.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: Lightning isn't exactly a bad guy, but his overwhelming ego and competitive streak can cause him to be ruthless and foolhardy.
  • Narcissist: About 75% of his dialogue is self-appraisal.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He threatens to perform one of these when Cameron wins the "Eat, Puke, and Be Wary" challenge by riding on his back.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: According to this. Word of God states his real name is Rudolph "Lightning" Jackson.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Acts like this to Cameron in the finale, fighting off the mutant alligator that's attacking Cameron, due to wanting to save Cameron for himself.
  • Pun: "If [Brick] wakes me up one more time like that, he's gonna get struck by Lightning!"
  • Real Men Eat Meat: Even if it's raw!
  • The Rival: To Jo, especially after Brick is eliminated. Jo's inability to keep the hatchet buried long enough to make the merge like she'd suggested is what gets them both out extremely early.
  • Running Gag:
    • Confusing Jo for a boy. He finds out that Jo is a girl by the time she is eliminated.
    • Some of his athletic feats are so outrageous they might qualify.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: For a manly man, he has a rather high pitched scream.
  • Stealth Pun: He used to have a friend, who was nicknamed "Thunderbolt", but they grew tired of people shouting "Mamma Mia!" everytime they see them. Thunderbolts and Lightning, very very frightening me!
  • Shout-Out:
  • Small Name, Big Ego: A subversion. He can definitely back up his boastfulness.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: From possible winner of his debut season to booted as early as the second episode of All Stars, he may embody this better than any contestant in the series.
  • Super Strength: He displays the ability to benchpress logs with one-arm.
  • The Tape Knew You Would Say That: He had left a pre-recorded confessional to taunt Jo about eliminating him, knowing full well her ego would become her own on doing.
  • Temporarily a Villain: He couldn't really be classified as particularly heroic or villainous for most of the season, but Took a Level in Jerkass in the last couple episodes of Revenge of the Island. He's a Villainous Vulture in All Stars, but otherwise pretty much his old self.
  • Third-Person Person: He rarely uses first person pronouns.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: As impossible as it sounds, he somehow manages to achieve even this. As he is shown to be excessively stupid in "Evil Dread" (even for him). He even justifies as to why this is the case:
    Lightning: Sometimes when my stomach is empty, my mind ain't full. Stupid Boney Island fish!
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: For most of the season, he is just a competitive Dumb Jock. However, when Cameron took immunity instead of him in episode 11, he's rather bitter (even though it was his own fault for showing off before then). While his personality doesn't really change, he's notably more antagonistic towards Cameron and Zoey, and effectively replaces Scott as the villain near the end of the season. He's mostly back to his prior levels of antagonism during his run on All Stars.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He is very strong and athletically gifted regarding almost anything physical, but has little in the way of common sense or intelligence.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: The reason why he is so over-competitive is because he wants to please his father, which is understandable considering that his dad has 4 championship rings.

    Sam, The Nice-Guy Gamer

"This is the longest I've ever been without playing video games. My fingers feel empty."

Voiced by: Brian Froud

Teams: Toxic Rats, Heroic Hamsters

A chubby gamer geek rarely seen without a handheld video game device that has a game he's in the middle of playing. Sam is not very athletic, has weak social skills, and possesses a low opinion of himself, but his more standout traits are his friendly disposition and kind heart.

  • A Death in the Limelight: Both episodes where he shows his Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass traits ("Runaway Model" and "Food Fright") end with his departure.
  • Animals Hate Him: He gets attacked by at least one in all 4 episodes of All-Stars he competes in.
  • Butt-Monkey: Big time in All-Stars.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: In All Stars he gets caught for smuggling pancakes after he turns over his pockets in the campfire ceremony of "Food Fright" (during the challenge he stuffed them in his pockets out of fear of going to Boney Island for a second time and starving), thus losing the challenge for his team on a technicality, and was voted off.
  • Death by Irony: By "Runaway Model", all of Sam's handhelds have been confiscated, and he starts hallucinating everything in "gaming" graphics, including the scaffold he needs to climb to rescue Lindsay from Sasquatchanakwa. He makes it past the rolling barrels and such, but then Reality Ensues with Sasquatchanakwa tossing him off and he ultimately loses the challenge for the Rats and is voted off. Brick unintentionally lampshades this after Sam is thrown off the scaffold:
  • Foil: To Trent. Both characters are among the more ordinary contestants of their generations, Nice Guys, and major pain magnets of their debut season who were heavily involved in romantic plots with a girl (Gwen and Dakota respectively) and played a major role in helping said girl develop as a character. However, whereas Trent is a smooth, handsome, and confident Chick Magnet, Sam is instead a scruffy, overweight nerd with a low opinion of himself.
  • Freaky Is Cool:
    • His reaction to the mutant squirrel in the first episode.
    • He thinks the gigantic mutated spider and him and his teammates trapped in a web is "so cool [his] head is spinning".
    • How he sees Dakota after her mutation.
    • In All-Stars, Sam states that the only reason he returned to Camp Wawanakwa was to find toxic waste so he can turn himself into a mutant, but much to his surprise and dismay, the island's been decontaminated.
  • Gasshole: His farts are strong enough to knock Gwen out as seen in "The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean".
  • Geek Physique: In contrast to fellow geeks Harold and Cody, Sam represents the fat geek.
  • Genre Savvy: His experience with video games can sometimes come in handy during challenges, such as when fighting the octopus he knew he had to "Jump, jump. punch". Though sometimes he comes to realize, his video game experiences do not apply in the real world, and it becomes more of a case of Wrong Genre Savvy.
  • Give Geeks a Chance: Seems to have successfully wooed Dakota by the time he's eliminated; she gives him her phone number, only for him to drop it when Chris catapults him off the island.
  • Going Cold Turkey: He can slip into crippling withdrawals if he's kept from gaming.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Wanted to become Dakota's, but she was eliminated before he got the chance. However she came back as an intern, and they manage to hook up before he gets eliminated.
  • Human Popsicle: Temporarily becomes one in "Ice Ice Baby".
  • Iconic Item: His video game handheld.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: He occasionally mimics the motions of video game characters to help him in challenges. He also has above average reflexes thanks to his gaming... most of the time anyway.
  • The Load: He is especially this in All-Stars. While he really does try to help his team, he ultimately ends up being a burden due to his Geek Physique and his incredibly bad luck.
  • Nice Guy: His label is the "Nice Guy Gamer" and he's one of the more cordial contestants.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: To Seth Rogen, voice and appearance-wise.
  • Odd Friendship: With Dakota. Eventually upgrades to Odd Relationship.
  • A Rare Sentence: "Well no one else was going to pee on me... heheh, that is a weird sentence!"
  • Super Reflexes: He claims that 10 years of video gaming have given him these. He demonstrates this by grabbing a piece of cheese from a Mouse Trap without setting it off; however, he unwittingly sets off about a dozen additional traps when he stepped on the trap he'd just unbaited, claiming that his gaming withdrawal is throwing him off balance.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute:
    • He shares a few traits with Cody, both being a certain species of techno geek plying for the affections of a girl, though Sam actually succeeds.
    • He shares quite a few similarities with Owen as well: They're both fat, good at speed eating, extremely nice, and hooked up with girls far beyond their league. His interactions with Scott also mirror Owen's relationship with Alejandro (nice fat guy believes him to be a friend, while villain secretly hates him and plots his downfall). By "Food Fright" he seems to be a full-out replacement for Owen, acting as the Heroic Hamsters' speed eater during the eating portion of the episode's challenge (although he's not nearly as good at it as Owen was).
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: He ends up being about half Dakota's size after her transformation. He certainly doesn't mind though.

    Scott, The Devious One

"Chris McLean, your little island won't know what hit it!"

Voiced by: James Wallis

Teams: Toxic Rats, Mutant Maggots, Villainous Vultures

A farmboy as devious as he is unscrupulous, Scott is a natural-born schemer who will do anything to win Total Drama, even if it's at the expense of his teammates. However, as later seasons show, he does have a soft side when under the proper circumstances.

  • Amazon Chaser: In All Stars he gets involved with Courtney due to her bossy, aggressive nature.
  • Animal Motifs: Scott is most likely associated with rats due to the fact he's a member of the Toxic Rats, he's naturally filthy and repulsive due to his lack of hygiene and loves to eat nasty things like dirt and has a shifty and untrustworthy personality. Courtney even draws an image of him with a rat's tail on her chart which indictates that even she thinks he's like a rat.
  • Animal Nemesis: Fang, having made the mistake of stealing the tooth of the Super-Persistent Predator, which led Fang to hunt Scott for the duration of Revenge of the Island and even in All-Stars.
  • Animals Hate Him: He gets attacked by both a woolly beaver and his team's mascot in the second episode. Not to mention his ongoing feud with Fang.
  • Arch-Enemy: To the Revenge of the Island Trio (Cameron, Mike, and Zoey), but especially Cameron. All three became aware of Scott's true nature and tried hard to eliminate him throughout the season. Likewise Scott manipulates or eliminates each of them, once seeing them as threats, specifically Cameron, who provided more resistance to him than anyone else. Cameron made three separate alliances against Scott, and finally succeeded in "Eat, Puke, and Be Wary". In addition, Cameron is the only one Scott is still mean to in All-Stars, following his increased niceness.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Though he doesn't have the skills to back it up.
  • Asshole Victim: Scott frequently falls victim to being pursued and mauled by the mutant shark Fang, but Scott has most of it coming, having been an all round horrible person who ruined the lives of many others along with pissing off the shark to begin with.
  • Badass Beard: Only in his original design.
  • Balloon Belly: In "Food Fright", to the point where he's so heavy he stops the spinning log from working and couldn't be kicked by the boot, while it had no problem with Alejandro and Sam's combined weight (especially considering both of them each ate half their pancake stacks).
  • Big Bad: Of Revenge of the Island, until "Eat Puke and be Wary".
  • Big Bad Friend: To Zoey. He managed to win over her trust for several episodes, and very nearly turned her against her own crush. She finally learns the truth about him after he gets Mike eliminated.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food:
    • Having grown up on a farm, Scott apparently has no problem eating Chef's disgusting gruel, and likes it! The accompanying indigestion is a pleasant kind of nostalgia.
    • He has no problem eating green toast, calling it "Penicillin Puree".
    • In "Sundae Muddy Sundae", he can't put chocolate syrup on his sundae, so he puts dirt on it instead. And he enjoys it.
  • Blackmail: Once he discovers Mike's secret, he uses it to make him his lackey under threat of telling Zoey.
  • Book Dumb: He doesn't show much intelligence, aside from his skills in manipulation.
  • Break the Haughty: Like every antagonist of seasons past, he gets broken in an epic fashion.
  • The Brute: He takes up this role for the Villainous Vultures in All-Stars, once both the jocks are eliminated.
  • Butt-Monkey: Similar to Sam, he's especially this in All-Stars.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: The "Devious", before later being changed to "The Troublemaker".
  • Characterization Marches On: The cunning, scheming, challenge throwing Scott vanishes after "Evil Dread", in favor of a moronic, socially clueless Farm Boy who serves as Plucky Comic Relief and the resident pain magnet.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Initially averted, then played straight in "Eat, Puke, and Be Wary", when he switches his dish with Cameron's when his back was turn. This later gets played straight when he gets shot by Chef's painful spaghetti gun, mauled by Fang, and eventually voted off by Cameron and Zoey.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Scott is shown whittling a piece of wood in some of his confessionals. In "Backstabbers, Ahoy!" it's revealed that he has used this skill to create fake immunity idols.
  • The Chessmaster: Unlike most antagonists at that point in the game had the basic strategy of winning challenges and manipulating their team to the merge before tearing them apart. Scott had the strategy of actually throwing the challenges so that he could eliminate those he considered to be threats later on, while securing the immunity idol on the off chance he did get the most votes himself. While a risky strategy, Scott manages to pull it off with his charisma and manipulation, he also carved up fake immunity idols to deceive contestants who were also searching for it.
  • The Chew Toy: Figuratively and literally, especially so in All-Stars.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: In Revenge, the only person whose side he's on is his own.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Scott distances himself from the Big Bads of the previous seasons with his strategy of throwing challenges to vote off his team mates. He's also the only Big Bad to date who never formed any sort of alliance in the season where he was the main villain.
  • Crocodile Tears: See Wounded Gazelle Gambit below.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Is probably the most sarcastic contestant in Revenge. Not so much in All-Stars, though he still has his moments.
  • Deep South: Despite being Canadian, many of Scott's mannerisms fit the trope.
  • Demoted to Comic Relief: Goes from the Big Bad of Revenge of the Island to the Iron Butt Monkey Chew Toy in All-Stars.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Played straight early on in Revenge; however, the other campers eventually realize that he is up to no good.
  • Determinator: "Whatever doesn't horribly maim and devour you only makes you stronger."
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Despite being season four's main antagonist, he gets eliminated in "In Eat Puke and Be Wary" and the final antagonist of the season ends up being Jerk Jock Lightning instead.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Scott attempts to hogtie Fang during a challenge, his logic being that sharks are like pigs. Unfortunately for him, the two are nothing alike.
  • Dirty Coward: While he might seem tough, chaotic and aggressive, his biggest fear is sharks. Even when he taunts one, he panics when the tables have turned.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Sure wasn't happy when Sam and Dakota's electronics were taken away by Chris because it led both of them to fall under withdrawal.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Debatably more than Jo. While Jo might be a selfish hardass who bullies and roughhouses her teammates (Brick and Cameron in particular) she at least would never resort to deliberately screwing over her own team, and overall he's more malicious in his antagonism and seems to actively enjoying being evil. However, this is entirely Pragmatic Villainy on Jo's part, as shown by her trying to leave two members of the opposing team behind in a radioactive mine. Either way, Scott was much more successful than Jo.
  • Evil Feels Good: He takes pride in being a villain and at times does it For the Evulz.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Mainly in All-Stars where he tries to remind everyone he's a villain (even though he's clearly not).
  • Evil Laugh: He seems to be rather fond of these.
  • Evil Redhead: Well orange head, either way he's a manipulative prankster who knows how to play the competition like a violin.
  • Exact Words: He keeps his word to Cameron and never reveals Mike's secret to Zoey, but what he does is far worse, by keeping Mike obedient by blackmailing him to follow his every whim at the prospect of revealing his secret.
  • Ex-Big Bad: After causing havoc in Revenge of the Island, he returns in All-Stars as one of the returning villains. However unlike Alejandro and Heather, he's never treated like much of a threat, with most people brushing him off as an idiotic farmboy.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Scott may have the toughest stomach out of all of the second generation cast and one that might very well impress Owen. He is shown eating gruel off Courtney’s face, enjoying green moldy bread, and dirt is his equivalent of Heartbreak and Ice Cream.
  • Expy: Of Russell Hantz from Survivor, due to his willingness to screw over his own team (especially those he feels have crossed him or he just plain dislikes), how he hunts for and easily finds the hidden immunity idol, and both were on the Villains Team in their second season. Much like Russell, he is also beaten by his own arrogance, and denied the finale twice.
  • Extreme Doormat: To Courtney. Even after vowing to never forgive her, he states that he would if she wants him to.
  • Farm Boy: He grew up on the farm, which he attributes to his rough personality.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Not quite to the skill level that Alejandro has mastered, but he was still able to sucker Dawn, Sam and Zoey into believing he was their friend, until he backstabbed them.
  • Fear Is the Appropriate Response: A very understandable reaction when facing Fang.
  • Flanderization: Scott was always a little dumb, but his stupidity becomes much more profound in All-Stars as it becomes the only bit of his characterization from Revenge of the Island to stay intact.
  • Foil:
    • To Alejandro and Heather. Both his predecessor villains made numerous alliances throughout the game and played dirty to make sure their teams would win. Scott tries hard to make his team lose so he can vote off his competition, and never makes a single alliance in his debut season.
    • To Duncan. Both have reputations as the devious troublemakers of their generation, however while Duncan was The Bully who openly tormented others, Scott chooses to be Schemer who keeps his true nastiness hidden from public eyes. Both also end up as the primary nemesis of the generation's nerd (Harold for Duncan, Cameron for Scott). All-Stars has fun with this by having both boys taking a level in kindness with waning villain threats. The cherry on the cake, both of them ended up dating Courtney at some point, showing Courtney Has a Type.
  • Frameup: How he eliminates B and Dawn.
  • Freudian Excuse: Implied by Dawn's aura reading.
    Dawn: You weren't held enough as a child.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: A promotional trailer for All-Stars referred to him as "nobody's friend, Scott".
  • Graceful Loser:
    • He takes his elimination in Revenge of the Island surprisingly well, even showing approval towards Zoey for "duping" him.
    • He takes his elimination in All-Stars well enough too, even warning Zoey of Mike's treachery before leaving.
  • Harmless Electrocution: Electrocuted several times in "The Obsta-Kill Kourse". While it did seem painful, it didn't seem to do any permanent damage.
  • Harmless Villain: In All-Stars he still thinks of himself as a villain, but the fact of the matter is that by this stage, Cameron has succeeded in being more villainous than him.
  • Hate Sink: Scott was one in Revenge Of The Island when he was the villain of that season because he did several loathsome acts. He threw several challenges and got B eliminated, framed Dawn for stealing then humiliated her with a fake idol and got her eliminated, and then selfishly took advantage of Mike’s multiple personality disorder to blackmail him into helping him win challenges and then threw him under the bus after winning the challenge by voting him off just because he could. These heinous acts were what caused a lot of the campers to spite him and not show any sympathy to him when they found out that he got mauled by Fang after getting eliminated.
  • Heartbreak and Ice Cream: When he is sad, Scott eats dirt.
  • Hidden Depths: He has stated he has a soft spot for nature and enjoyed watching the doves released in the morning in All-Stars.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: His overconfidence in his ability to manipulate and sabotage others is what eventually leads to his downfall.
  • Humiliation Conga: In "Eat, Puke and Be Wary": he gets hit by Chef's spaghetti bazooka, falls into several of Zoey's traps, voted off, and takes the hurl of shame with his least favorite shark who mauls him, later after he's put in the trauma chair everyone laughs at him.
  • Iconic Item: The shark tooth that he took from Fang in the second episode. Fang reclaims his tooth just before Scott takes the Hurl of Shame.
  • I Meant to Do That: His confessional response to the Wrong Genre Savvy incident below (as it actually helped his strategy).
  • I'm Not Here to Make Friends: More so than Heather and that's saying something. However, he tries to make nice in All-Stars.
  • Impossible Task: His reaction to his flying machine selection in "Up, Up and Away in My Pitiful Balloon".
    Scott: A bird?! How am I supposed to build a bird?!
  • In Love with Your Carnage: The whole basis of how his relationship with Courtney formed.
    Scott: You're pretty when you're angry.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Does this in an attempt to sabotage his team in "A Mine is a Terrible Thing to Waste;" Manitoba determines that the right path holds death by giant rodent teeth, and the left path leads to minecart tracks. Scott argues they should go right because it's the "right" path.
    Manitoba Smith: "He's a sandwich short of a picnic, that one, eh?"
  • Iron Butt Monkey: His only purpose in All-Stars is to get injured in every manner physically possible, and it's always Played for Laughs.
  • Jerkass: He often resorted to eliminating his own teammates to get ahead. He gets better in All-Stars, where he acts far less nasty and actually becomes a team player.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Scott points out to Zoey about how proficient Lightning was as a competitor. Zoey doesn't seem to care at first, until Lightning shows up right at that moment and displays his athletic prowess.
    Zoey: Scott made a point, I hate it when Scott makes a point.
  • Jerkass to One: Even after Scott becomes nicer to people in All-Stars, he's still antagonistic to Cameron.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Becomes this in All-Stars. While some of his Jerkass tendencies remain, he is generally much nicer to almost everyone.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • Refusing to help Cameron when he was drowning in "Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!".
    • Getting Dawn's hopes up with a fake McLean idol after framing her before getting her voted off in "Backstabbers Ahoy".
    • He was especially cruel to Mike in "Grand Chef Auto", with many of his actions being For the Evulz and not necessary to save himself from elimination. He blackmails Mike into helping him throughout the entire episode, even forcing risk his own safety, preventing him from helping his friends, and very nearly causing Zoey to breakup with Mike. When he finally pushes Mike too far to the point where Mike no longer cares about his secret getting exposed, Scott activates Vito and has him help out instead.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Even before becoming All-Stars Iron Butt Monkey, he suffered from a lot of painful injures in Revenge of the Island.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He played the "Toxic Rats" like puppets, easily bending them to his will with his "who to eliminate" speech at the end of each episode.
  • Metaphorgotten
    Scott: I'm like a little kid in a candy store full of suckers! (chuckles) And I'm gonna... uh, like, break 'em and stuff.
    • Also when Mal tells him Alejandro tried to drove "a wedge" between him and Courtney.
    Scott: A wedge of what? Cheese?
    (Mal facepalms)
  • The Millstone: Often deliberately Invoked as part of his Team Killer strategy.
  • Not Cheating Unless You Get Caught: Scott attempts to cheat in "Evil Dread"... but is caught by Manitoba.
  • Opposites Attract: Let's see; Courtney loves giving orders, and Scott loves taking orders. They really are perfect for each other, aren't they?
  • Pet the Dog: Warning Zoey about Mike/Mal after she eliminated him, no less. Especially considering they were fierce enemies in the previous season.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He uses Mike's fears of being ostracized for his disorder for his own selfish gain. He's also the only character who ever makes fun of Mike after learning he had multiple personalities.
  • Revealing Hug: He flashes an evil smile to camera while he hugs Zoey.
  • Running Gag:
    • Scott really shouldn't use the confessional so much, seeing how often he manages to hurt himself in it.
    • In All Stars, he constantly gets bitten on the butt by animals. He even lampshades this in "The Obsta-Kill Course."
      Scott: Why is it always my butt!?
  • Satellite Character: Becomes this in All-Stars as he has virtually no purpose or plot in the season outside of his (ultimately failed) romance plot with Courtney, yet he manages to rank 3rd in spite of his irrelevance.
  • Schemer: Chris even refers to him as such after he's eliminated: "Scheming Scott schemed his last scheme."
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: To Sharks, especially Fang.
  • Shout-Out: the machine (and his facial expression) that he gets stuck in during "Brain vs. Brawn: The Ultimate Showdown" is a shout out to the same state that Captain Pike was reduced to in Star Trek: The Original Series.
  • Shovel Strike: Accidentally does this to Mike (as Manitoba Smith) in "Evil Dread" after triggering a Booby Trap and getting frightened by bees. Little did he know that he also re-awakened Mal.
  • Single Tear: He is genuinely upset when everyone, aside from Cameron, laughs at his condition in "Brain vs. Brawn: The Ultimate Showdown".
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: After changing to the Mutant Maggots, where he once again resorts to Team Killing.
  • Smug Snake: In Revenge of the Island; his overconfidence proves to be his downfall. Less so in All-Stars.
  • The Sociopath: Dawn outright calls him this, while Mike refers to him as psycho.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: In Revenge of the Island, it's justified since he was the main villain of the season; however, in All-Stars, he doesn't contribute much to the plot aside from his ultimately failed crush with Courtney, yet remains on the show until "The Bold and the Booty-ful". Overall, he has the second-most screen time out of the entire second-generation cast, having only two less episodes total than Zoey as of All Stars.
  • Street Smart: What he lacks in Book Smarts, he makes up in his ability to manipulate people and set up traps.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute:
    • Scott is a combination of both Heather and Alejandro. Like the former, he is rather unrefined in behavior, becomes a Butt-Monkey as time passes, and receives a Hispanic love interest in a later season. Like the latter, he finds and uses the immunity idol, tries to be Faux Affably Evil and receives his comeuppance in the form of a Humiliation Conga that injures him to the point that he has to be placed in a robot suit. He feigns friendship in order to get ahead; a strategy that has been used by both the aforementioned predecessors. Like them, Scott eventually becomes unanimously disliked by everybody.
    • In All-Stars, Scott displaces Tyler as the series' Iron Butt Monkey.
  • Team Killer: Scott is one of the biggest examples in any show. His initial strategy is to deliberately sabotage his own team. He stops this in All-Stars for obvious reasons, although he considered doing so in "Evil Dread".
    • In "Truth or Laser Shark", he slows down his team by petting the mutant rat instead of handing it off to B. It worked, but B wasn't eliminated. Instead, Dakota spent too much time putting on makeup and cost her team the challenge, so she got eliminated.
    • In "Ice, Ice, Baby", he melts his own team's fort to frame B for sabotage and gets him eliminated.
    • In "Backstabbers Ahoy!", he shoots Sam in the back, causing him to pass out and crash their team's boat. He then frames Dawn for stealing the campers' possessions and gets her eliminated.
    • In "The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean", he gives Jo and Lightning a hint on where to go and sends his own team to dig in the wrong location.
  • Throwing the Fight: Part of his team killing strategy.
    • However, this is subverted in "Finders Creepers" when Sam wins the challenge, despite being bound to Scott.
    • Subverted again in "A Mine Is a Terrible Thing To Waste" when he threw away the statue they are suppose to find, unaware that the statue landed in Anne Maria's hair which wins them the challenge once they leave the mine.
  • Token Evil Teammate: In Revenge of the Island while on both teams.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Scott goes from a cunning manipulator in Revenge of the Island to a simple-minded Farm Boy who gets confused by metaphors in All-Stars.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In All-Stars he is a lot nicer to his teammates (and everyone else in general) than in Revenge of the Island, with the exception of Cameron.
  • Unfriendly Fire: Largely his central strategy in Revenge of the Island where he'd spend the first half of his season throwing challenges and picking off any teammates that served as potential threats.
  • Unexplained Recovery: He looked as though he was paralyzed for life after being mauled by Fang, facilitating the need of a robotic chair that conveyed his thoughts via a red and green blinking light. But come All Stars, he is back on his feet and completely healed.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Anytime his team wins a challenge in Revenge of the Island due to his sabotage strategy.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In the second episode of All-Stars he accidentally hits Mike with a shovel while swatting at a swarm of bees in a panic. This is what reawakens Mal for the first time.
  • Up to Eleven: His stupidity is much more played up in All-Stars than it was in Revenge of the Island.
  • Villain Decay: A Jerkass in Revenge, but relegated to Chew Toy status in All-Stars. Scott also no longer schemes against the other competitors, instead seems to be content with competing fair and square. Justified because his old strategy wouldn't be very practical to use twice.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In "Heroes vs. Villains", the first episode of All Stars, he says in the Confessional that his brush with death after being mauled by Fang in Revenge of The Island has scarred him and he has developed a phobia of sharks as a result.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Successfully pulls one on Zoey in "Runaway Model". He feigns remorse for eliminating Dawn, stating that she could communicate with Sasquatchanakwa and save Lindsay.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He throws a spray can at Zoey's head while she's climbing a totem pole in "Grand Chef Auto".
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: For winning the first challenge in "Ice Ice Baby", the Rats are allowed to choose which fort they will command for the second challenge. While most of the team immediately chooses the more impressive one, Scott convinces them that it's a trick and the other fort will look nicer on the inside. It doesn't.
  • You Dirty Rat!: While he's technically still a human, his behavior is unusually rat-like due to how pesky, repulsive and cunning he is.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: In "Grand Chef Auto", after blackmailing Mike about his condition, Scott promptly eliminates him after winning the episode's challenge.
  • You Just Told Me: He uses this method to trick Cameron into telling him about Mike's condition.
  • 0% Approval Rating: None of the characters seem to care for him due to his wicked actions during Revenge of the Island. He is also one of the few contestants to not have any friends or allies (though he does start a relationship with Courtney in All Stars). Lampshaded in Brains vs Brawn: The Ultimate Showdown when Chris explains that they had to put Scott inside the trauma chair so he can survive after being mauled by Fang, he states that who cares because it's Scott, everyone starts laughing.

    Staci, The Compulsive Liar

A chubby and eccentric girl whose most notable trait is that she never ever shuts up. Staci is a pathological liar who constantly blabbers about her alleged ancestors' numerous (and entirely fictional) achievements and contributions to society in an effort to impress everyone.

  • Ambiguous Disorder: Staci's pathological lying is a hallmark of narcissistic personality disorder; however, due to her brief time on the show, it is never explicitly stated if she suffers from any mental disorder.
  • Attention Whore: Her lies are seemingly designed to bring attention to herself.
  • Bad Liar: So bad that she was voted off on the first episode of Revenge of the Island.
  • Bald Woman: After she receives the first Marshmallow of Toxic Loserdom.
  • Cassandra Truth: Despite her label being "The Compulsive Liar," her audition tape implies her family actually has done all the stuff she claims.
  • Character Filibuster: She is always rambling on about her ancestors and their supposed contributions to society, even when she is in mortal danger.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Staci fits this trope as she keeps telling lies about her relatives inventing things nonstop, even when she's in grave danger.
  • Expy: Of Benjamin "Coach" Wade, who was known for telling silly stories.
  • Flat Character: She has little character other than being a compulsive liar.
  • Hate Sink: A rare instance of this trope where the person in question isn't an inherently bad person. Nonetheless, Staci was made for the sole purpose of being irritating to the audience, so that fans wouldn't complain that the first eliminated contestant didn't last long enough.
  • Joke Character: Her gimmick was constantly telling lies about her ancestors.
  • Motor Mouth: Does this girl ever shut up?
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Her constant lies about her ancestors has given Staci a rather inflated ego.
  • Verbal Tic: Begins most of her sentences with "Yah". See quote above.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She only appeared in the first and last episodes of Revenge of the Island.
  • You Talk Too Much: Others think this to her.


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