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Total Drama's cast got so big that the page had to be split into several pages. This page is for the season 5.2 (season 6 in select countries) contestants in the Waneyihtam Maskwak (Confused Bears) team.

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    Beardo, The Human Soundboard

"Hello, my name is Bee-air-dough."

Voiced by: Clé Bennett

Teams: Waneyihtam Maskwak (Confused Bears)

An aspiring disc jockey whose most distinguishing features are his huge afro and beard. He is not very talkative and prefers to use his vocal cords to instead show off his incredible beatboxing skills and his ability to produce a wide variety of unusual sound effects.

  • Ambiguous Disorder: He states that his shyness leads him to make funny noises and be all round annoying towards new people, until he warms up to them.
  • Badass Beard: The biggest one in the show, to the point where he is named after it.
  • Big Fun: Unfortunately, him trying to be this is what caused his elimination.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Or in this case, gets eliminated first.
  • Expy: He's been confirmed to be one to Reggie Watts due to his physical appearance and his beatboxing skills, while his sound effects gag is based off Michael Winslow "The Man of 10,000 Sound Effects".
  • Flat Character: Even with his audition tape revealing his Hidden Depths, he's not developed all that much.
  • Foil: To B, whom he physically resembles his predecessor, with both having tendencies to not talk while having early eliminations. The important contrast is B was an asset to his team and was targeted for elimination by Scott because of his resourcefulness, while Beardo was considered The Load and did nothing but annoy his team who had no hesitation in eliminating him after the first episode.
  • Funny Afro: It looks like a microphone.
  • Hidden Depths: His audition video is an All There in the Manual example.
    "I am pretty shy, and until I warm up to new people I tend to make noises and be generally bothersome. I hope that if I am selected, my team can see past that and give me a chance to show them what a great guy I truly am."
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: A non-villainous example; his noisemaking leads to his early elimination.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: His audition tape reveals that he wanted to be on the show to make friends. Considering that he was the first contestant eliminated after annoying all of his teammates, this didn't work.
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": He pronounces his name "Bee-air-dough" in his audition video; however, everyone else pronounces it much like "weirdo".
  • Joke Character: He doesn't really have any purpose than to make funny noises.
  • The Load: During the first challenge all he does is run in slow motion and make weird sound effects to try and make people laugh.
  • Meaningful Name: He has an awfully large beard for a teenager.
  • One-Shot Character: Despite some mentions later in the season, Beardo only makes one on-screen appearance.
  • The Prankster: He often uses his funny sound effects for this, which unfortunately leads to his early elimination.
  • The Quiet One: He doesn't talk much.
  • Suddenly Voiced: He talked in his audition video and after his elimination.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He's essentially a mash up of B and Staci from Revenge of the Island. He takes after B's physical appearance and being The Quiet One, however like Staci he is ousted first for being deemed too annoying to their teammatesnote .
  • Wanton Cruelty to the Common Comma: His audition video is a textbook example of Shatner Commas. Here's the transcript again, but this time with the commas as he uses them.
    "I, am pretty shy, and until I, warm up to new, people I tend to, just make noises and be, generally, bothersome. I hope that if I, am selected my, team can see past that and give me, a chance to show them what a great guy I, truly am."
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He gets eliminated first, plus we don't really know anything about him since he doesn't talk much. Staci, the first one ousted from Revenge of the Island, got two episodes of screen time whereas Beardo only gets one. He does get a couple of mentions later in the season, though.

    Dave, The Normal Guy

"I really should've written down what I wanted to say, but the only pen I could find was all chewed up, and not by me. Kind of grossed out just thinking about it. As a competitor I'd be vicious, all about the money. Not there to make friends, know what I mean? Keep people at arms length, grab that cash! I'm gonna play this cold."

Voiced by: Daniel DeSanto

Teams: Waneyihtam Maskwak (Confused Bears)

A high-strung and neurotic hypochondriac with an intense anxiety towards all things filthy. Dave sees himself as the only normal person on the show and is easily frustrated or annoyed by the eccentricities displayed by most of the other Pakhitew Island competitors.

  • Ambiguous Disorder: His repetitive behaviors and intense desire to be clean hint towards Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, while his intense fear of abandonment from Sky, emotionally unstable, and extremely impulsive decisions hint towards Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Much like Noah, his skin is olive but it's not really clear what his ethnicity is. Word of God states that he is Indian.
  • Back for the Finale: He was randomly chosen as Sky's helper.
  • Bald of Evil: His hair is burned off between the first and second legs of the final challenge; however, he doesn't become villainous until the third leg.
  • Batman Gambit: In "A Blast from the Past", he convinces Shawn, who believes that the island is infested with zombies, that Team Kinosewak are zombified, motivating Shawn to participate. Unfortunately, Shawn hits Jasmine hard in the head, which puts a major kink in their relationship.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Becomes bitter and resentful upon discovering that Sky has a boyfriend.
  • Big "NO!": Gets down on his knees and gives one when he realizes he lost in the finale.
  • Bollywood Nerd: He's pretty much a fussy and uptight dork who's apparently Indian and serves as the voice of reason for the team.
  • Butt-Monkey: He suffers many injuries and humiliations during the season with the peak being in the last episode, where he winds up bald, goes crazy when he discovers that Sky already has a boyfriend and, in the last shot of the episode, is abandoned on the island and attacked by the robo-bear.
  • The Comically Serious: For the most part, he's pretty much the Straight Man due to trying to be cautious, rational and serious one in a group full of weirdos but he also has some quirks and is an awkward, hapless and obessively neat dork with emotional problems. He later loses a lot of sanity throughout the season when his relationship with Sky becomes nonexistent.
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Nobody other than Sky listens to him when he complains about the flaws in his teammates' plans.
  • Create Your Own Villain: He pulls a Face–Heel Turn in the finale due to finding out Sky had a boyfriend that she hadn't gotten a chance to break up with before showing interest in Dave.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He has shown competence to his team's surprise (and his own) on a fair few occasions.
  • Deadpan Snarker: As his team's Straight Man, he snarks occasionally.
    Dave: (after he pulls his parachute's ripcord, only to find feathers in his pack) Yup. Feathers. I get it. Funny.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of the Nice Guy and Only Sane Man variety, as well as Love at First Sight to an extent. It's obvious from his design and mannerisms that he's the most average member of the cast, and similar to Trent/Gwen and Mike/Zoey, he's instantly smitten with Sky the moment he sees her. However, as the season progresses he becomes continually more unhinged and desperate for Sky to date him, until he finally snaps and goes full heel when he finds out she already has a boyfriend.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Dave's uptight and neurotic personality makes him very similar to Courtney. Also, much like with Courtney's situation, a toxic relationship with another person leads to Dave's Sanity Slippage.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Especially after finding out that the "girl" already has a boyfriend, upon which his Sanity Slippage gets even worse than it already was.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In the Pahkitew Island finale he endangers both Sky and Shawn's well-being in order to win the money he and Jasmine were promised. But unlike Jasmine (who wants to use the money to build a cage-fighting flower shop), all he wanted the money for was to burn it in front of Sky to spite her all because he felt betrayed by her after he found out that she already had a boyfriend.
  • The Eeyore: Dave, throughout the season, is cynical and pessimistic mainly because of how eccentric, annoying and useless his teammates are in competing in challenges. He becomes more self-pitying with Sky rejecting getting in a relationship with him.
  • Entitled to Have You: Develops a really nasty case of this in the finale, feeling that since he sacrificed his game for Sky, he's entitled to being her boyfriend. He ends up having a Face–Heel Turn after learning that Sky had a boyfriend the entire time.
  • Expy: Fresh TV have confirmed he's based off Mitch Martin.
  • Face–Heel Turn: After finding out that Sky is already in a relationship, he does everything in his power to keep her from winning the prize money.
  • Fallen Hero: He wasn't exactly that nice to begin with, but he becomes significantly more villainous after his Sanity Slippage in the finale.
  • Final Boss: In the season finale, after he realizes that Sky already has a boyfriend, making him the final villain of the second part of season 5.
  • The Finicky One: Dave is a very uptight, fussy and neurotic Neat Freak who serves as the biggest Butt Monkeys of the whole series despite being originally The Straight Man who tries to make sense of his surroundings but but fails.
  • Flanderization: A very rare example where this happens to a character during their debut season (and one that only lasted 13 episodes no less!). His feelings for Sky and status as The Load gets exaggerated as the season goes on to the point where he's a complete wimp by the time of the finale.
  • Foil:
    • To Noah. Both come off as being Deadpan Snarkers who are reluctant to help their team, but their characters quickly diverge after this. Noah couldn't care less what anyone else thinks, and actually knows his limits and is still able to be an asset to his team when he feels like it. Dave constantly has something to prove, keeps stepping outside his capabilities and ends up paying for it, and is the biggest load to his team after Beardo and Leonard are eliminated. Furthermore, both have an arc of pursuing a girl which had an effect on their in-game performance, but while Noah did manage to win her over and may have had a Relationship Upgrade, Dave Did Not Get the Girl and became a Green-Eyed Monster determined to get revenge on her.
    • To Mike. Both have a similar color scheme and a mental disorder that proves to be troublesome, and are part of a couple (with Sky and Zoey respectively) that serve as a major plot throughout their seasons. However, while their relationships seem similar at first, they end up going in near opposite directions. Both relationships involved trust issues between the two lovers, but for Mike and Zoey it was the boy keeping secrets, while for Dave and Sky it's the girl who is withholding the truth. Mike was able to pull through due to his love of Zoey, while it's Dave's love for Sky that destroyed him and left him a wreck. Mike ended up getting the girl and the money, while Dave Did Not Get the Girl or the money and is left with an Uncertain Doom.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He's prone to snapping at Beardo and Leonard for not contributing anything to the team.
  • Hypochondria:
    • Has self-diagnosed himself with several allergies, none of which have been proven. Lampshaded by Chris after Dave gets hit with a balloon filled with itching powder.
      Dave: (scratching himself) Itching powder?! Really?! I'm pretty sure I'm allergic to this!
      Chris: (over the intercom) Everyone is allergic to it! It's itching powder!
    • Though in "Mo' Monkey Mo' Problems", his allergy to flowers is implied to be legitimate.
  • Hypocrite: He complains that all his teammates other than Sky are useless in the first few episodes when he himself complains more than lending a helping hand.
  • Hypocrite Has a Point: Dave is annoyed at his whole team other than Sky and sometimes Shawn for being useless, while he complains more than lending a helping hand, but his complaints are not without reason. In "Uh So This Is My Team" all his teammates grab something useless to building a shelter. They end up going with Leonard's suggestion to build a wizard tower, only for it to crumble. Dave wishes he could vote all of his incompetent team off.
  • Imaginary Love Triangle: He has a big crush on Sky and Ella has a crush on him, but he doesn't know about the latter.
  • I'm Not Here to Make Friends: He states this in his audition video, but once he's on the island he quickly abandons this policy in favor of pursuing a relationship with Sky.
  • Irony: He's supposed to be the normal guy but ends up losing his mind.
  • Jerkass: Due to his tendency to get snappish and throw hissy fits, he can come off as this at times. Downplayed in that he's not trying to be mean to his teammates so much as he's just annoyed by them.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's an insensitive, short-tempered and whiny egotist but was shown to be a fairly decent guy as long as no one upsets him (saving Ella from drowning after she got electrocuted, trying to offer Shawn relationship advice). Sadly, his relationship with Sky caused him to be more of an insufferable jerkass that lost his sense of morality.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: While he had undergone Sanity Slippage starting from "Hurl And Go Seek", he jumps off the deep end in the finale.
  • Just Friends:
    • Sky attempts to view her relationship with him as this due to not wanting to date someone she'd eventually have to compete against and also because she's already in a relationship with someone else. Unfortunately, Dave doesn't take this too well.
    • Dave sees his relationship with Ella as this. While Ella is initially saddened by this revelation, she gets over it and doesn't hold it against Dave.
  • The Lancer: Whether Shawn or Sky is The Leader in a particular episode, Dave contrasts their competence and tolerance of their team's quirks with his own tendencies (see The Load) and frequent complaints about everything.
  • Large Ham: Even before he lost his sanity after he got rejected by Sky, he was still prone to anger, moody swings and was very neurotic when dealing with his fellow annoying contestants. Like when Leonard insisted to making the pig fly over the wall during a challenge.
    Dave: Just take the pig and CLIMB THE WALL, LEONARD!
    Leonard: My spells aren't because someone here doesn't believe in me!
  • The Load: Downplayed. While not as bad as previous examples, he is one of the less useful members on his team and physically the weakest, especially when he's hindered by his mysophobia. However, he is still capable of competing, especially earlier in the season. He took out both Rodney and Topher in the balloon challenge, and actually knocked Jasmine off the platform in the dueling stick challenge.
  • Love Is a Weakness: Both Sugar and Sky know this and take full advantage.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: His common sense takes a severe blow after he falls for Sky, resulting in him trying various misguided stunts (such as trying to tame a bear and pretending to be a jerk) in order to impress her. Needless to say, it doesn't work.
  • Love Makes You Evil: His love for Sky led to his heart getting broken, which ultimately caused his Sanity Slippage and seeking vengeance on Sky.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Sky is a tomboyish, athletic and fiercely competitive Masculine Girl and Dave is an effeminate, neat and emotional Feminine Boy.
  • Meaningless Villain Victory: In Shawn's ending, Sky failed to get any prize money, exactly as he'd solely dedicated himself towards when he had his Face–Heel Turn. He doesn't seem to be remotely pleased about this, though, more upset about missing out on half of the prize.
  • The Napoleon: He's one of the shortest males on the entire show and is a guy that can be confrontational, surly and petulant towards others. Sometimes it's understandable like Leonard is being foolish but other times, he's being petty like Sky refuses date him and actually has a boyfriend which results in Dave wanting to sabotage Sky so he could light the money on front of her.
  • Neat Freak: Due to his hypochrondria, he tends to freak out during gross moments in the shows' competitions like being covered by grease.
  • Nervous Wreck: He's prone to anxiety and obsessing over being clean and neat at times. He also starts to really like Sky because he saw her as the only one to have a calming effect on him after he freaks out after he gets covered in grease.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: The trailers for Pahkitew Island said that Dave was "The Nice Guy." Although he could be nice at times, he's truly a stubborn, critical and whiny person who loses his sanity at the end.
  • Non-Action Snarker: He constantly gripes about his teammates' weirdness and eccentricity, but is incapable of contributing much to challenges due to his Neat Freak tendencies and just lacking any particular strengths.
  • No Respect Guy: Early in the season when he was actually the Only Sane Man who was Surrounded by Idiots, though this later subsides when his obnoxious traits accumulate and he becomes a hindrance to the team himself.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Each time Sky rejects him, Dave loses more and more of his sanity.
  • Oblivious to Love: He was unaware that Ella had developed a crush on him.
  • Odd Friendship: While Dave despises most of his team for being weird, he's actually very close to Shawn with the two foraging for food together and sharing dating advice with one another. However, it's unknown where they stand after the events of "Lies, Cries and One Big Prize", which had the two get into a fight and ended with Dave not caring when Shawn was buried in an avalanche.
  • Only Sane Man: Aside from Sky, he sees himself as the only sane member of his team. To an extent, this is a fairly reasonable assumption, considering his team consists of a guy who makes silly noises, a roleplayer who thinks he's a wizard, a girl who dresses like a princess and constantly sings, a ditzy pageant queen, a paranoid zombie-phobic extremist, and later on a purple-haired midget who thinks he's a super villain and laughs like a maniac all the time. It's still ambiguous if he really counts as sane when all's said and done, though.
  • Opposites Attract: With Sky. Until her competitiveness and determination prevented her from developing with the lovelorn dork Dave who gets more whiny and obsessive to the point that he bitterly turns against her.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Deconstruction. Part of the reason things between Sky and Dave get so bad is the fact that Dave won't listen to what Sky is trying to tell him. Their lack of communication therefore causes their relationship to deteriorate.
  • Prone to Tears: In episode 9, Dave plans to impress Sky by beating in the challenge backfire, with Sky angry that she lost the challenge and had to eat the disgusting food for nothing. When Dave brags about winning and how she wishes he was still her boyfriend, Sky harshly tells him that he was never her boyfriend and he has no chance of beating or dating her. Dave, heartbroken by her rejection, spends the rest of the episode a crying mess with even Chris making fun of how much of a sad-sack Dave is. After Sky rejected dating Dave again in the episode, he decides to vote himself off.
  • Sanity Slippage: Undergoes some after Sky rejects him at the merge. Luckily, he knows this and votes himself off before it can get any worse. Unfortunately for him, it worsens when he realizes that Sky already has a boyfriend.
  • Ship Sinking: Dave loves Sky and they have some Ship Tease during the show. Unfortunately in the finale, Sky is already spoken for, resulting with Dave's Face–Heel Turn.
  • Super OCD: Due to being obsessed with being clean and neat at all times, Dave is very pedantic and he is prone to freak-outs when he's touching something dirty and repulsive.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Believes this will be the case when Sky is switched to the opposing team in episode 7. Unfortunately, he didn't take into account how serious Sky and her teammates were about the competition.
  • Straight Man: Dave often sees himself as the most rational and level-headed kid amongst most of the eccentric contestants in Pahkitew Island. To be fair, there was some truth to that with how weird and useless his team was. He loses that when he starts to lose his mind over being rejected by a girl. In the final, when he learned the girl already had a boyfriend when she implied she get together with him if he helps her with the challenge. He becomes bitter, petty and vindictive in try to get revenge on the girl by causing her to lose the game.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Dave views his teammates as annoying, weird idiots. To be fair, there is merit to his opinion. In the episode "So, Uh, This Is My Team," when his team completely failed in their challenge because all his teammates grab something useless to building a shelter. Then they end up going with Leonard's suggestion to build a wizard tower, only for it to crumble. He asks in the confessional if he could vote for four people.
  • Terrified of Germs: His contestant bio states that he has mysophobia and he is seen rubbing his hands with disinfectant in his audition video. He gets nervous whenever a challenge involves getting dirty, and freaks out when he's covered in pig grease in "I Love You, Greased Pig!". In "This is the Pits!" he is seen in the fetal position after his team escape the underground tunnels by climbing out through the outhouse confessional, covered in waste water.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: His frustration at his teammates causes him to take a level or two during the first few episodes. Then The Reveal of Sky having a boyfriend causes him to take several more.
  • Two-Faced Aside: After hearing Jasmine's idea to open a combination cage-fighting school and flower shop.
    Dave: That is the coolest idea I've have ever heard!
    Dave: (in the confessional) Horrible idea.
  • Uncertain Doom: The final shot of "Lies, Cries and One Big Prize" ends with Dave having been accidentally left on Pahkitew Island, about to be attacked by Scuba Bear. As Pahkitew Island ultimately turned out to be the current final season of the series, however, it's unknown what happened to him after this.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: His attraction with Sky is full of this. It's obvious that both have feelings for each other, but they keep getting held back due to Sky not wanting attachments, Sugar trying to keep them apart, or Dave's creepy behavior putting Sky off.
  • Woman Scorned: Gender-Inverted Trope. He didn't even want the money, but he was intent on making sure Sky didn't get it. If he managed to win half by stopping Shawn and Sky, he was planning on burning his half in front of her out of spite.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: While his behavior in the finale certainly makes him qualify as a villain, it's difficult not to feel sorry for him when considering the series of events that built up to this.
  • Yandere: A rare male example, he does not take the news about Sky already having a boyfriend well, going as far as hindering Sky's chances at the million.

    Ella, The Fairytale Princess

"My name is Ella. I was a huge fan of Total Drama World Tour. I memorized all the songs from that season and performed them at the local mall in a one person flash mob! The nice security man told me I had a beautiful voice, and that I was banned from the mall."

Voiced by: Sunday Muse

Teams: Waneyihtam Maskwak (Confused Bears)

Like the stereotypical Disney-style princesses she imitates, Ella is an incredibly sweet girl with a perpetually sunny disposition, absolutely no ill will towards anybody, and an angelic singing voice that entrances all the creatures of the forest (but annoys most people to no end).

  • Actual Pacifist: Due to her all loving nature, she cannot bring herself to do anything even remotely violent or cruel. As shown in "I Love You, I Love You Knots", she even refused to shock the opposing team because she thought it was "too mean".
  • All-Loving Heroine: As mentioned above, she is incredibly sweet and friendly to everyone and holds no ill will towards anyone. She is impossible to anger, although hurting her animal friends will make her upset.
  • Animal Lover: She loves animals as much as they love her.
  • Ascended Fangirl: In her audition video, she says that she was a huge fan of Total Drama World Tour.
  • Attention Whore: Downplayed. While she actively draws attention from her singing, it isn't so much her seeking attention, but more that she simply loves partaking in the action.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: She seems to have been this for Team Maskwak due to her very joyous and youthful behavior.
  • The Beastmaster: She easily befriends birds, a pig, and a bear.
  • Beautiful Singing Voice: Animals consider her a good singer.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Fell in love with Dave after he saved her from drowning and returned her shoe to her in "A Blast From The Past".
  • Berserk Button: The only time in the entire season that Ella gets mad is when Chris scares a pig she’s dancing with.
  • The Chick: Of Team Maskwak.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Ella is shown to be this, as she usually sings at inappropriate times, such as when she's falling off a blimp without an actual parachute, though she survives unharmed.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic:
    • Downplayed. Despite her Beautiful Singing Voice, the other campers find Ella's constant singing annoying, especially Sugar.
    • In her audition video, she says that she was banned from her local mall, also as she was singing "Please pick me!", the thin walls in her apartment have also caused Mr. McGillis to tell her to keep it down, to which she promptly apologizes.
    • Chris is also especially annoyed by Ella's singing to the point where he threatens to boot her from the show if she sings again in "A Blast from the Past". Chris follows through on his threat in the following episode, after Sugar sells her out by sending an anonymous letter to him.
      Ella: ♪Good morning, other team!♪ Who would like to hear a song?
      Chris: (over the loudspeaker) NO ONE, Ella!
  • The Cutie: Ella is a songbird with a personality as angelic as her singing voice.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Instead of panicking when she got a fake parachute, she's glad that the teddy bear in her pack is safe, and she starts to sing a song after grabbing a tambourine from Leonard's pack and finding a little birdie.
  • Dumb Is Good: She is excessively nice to EVERYONE, but she's fairly naive, as she believes Leonard is a real wizard.
  • Every Proper Lady Should Curtsey: She does this when introducing herself in her audition video.
  • Expy: She is part Snow White (with the design of her hair and bow), part Cinderella (with her name and the design of her dress), with the color scheme of Aurora.
  • Flashmob: In her audition, she mentions that she sang every song from Total Drama World Tour in her local mall as a one person flash mob. She is now banned from the mall as a result.
  • Foil:
    • To Dawn. Both are Nice Girls, All Loving Heroines and have a special connection with animals. Both possess some degree of supernatural power, with Dawn having Psychic Powers while Ella has a Compelling Voice that can create Mind-Control Music when she sings. Both are also overly-trusting Actual Pacifists who never try to harm others, with the very worst being Dawn trying to get Scott eliminated and that was only after discovering how vile he was. There are a few contrasts, however, such as Dawn being a Creepy Child who often scares people, while Ella is generally well liked albeit sometimes considered annoying. In addition, Dawn is noted to be exceptionally smart and figured out Scott on her own, while Ella is too naive for her own good and never realizes Sugar is a bad person despite being openly bullied by her.
    • Ella has quite a few similarities to Lindsay: both are labelled as "Princesses", both have major conflicts with "Queens" (Heather for Lindsay, Sugar for Ella) which end in their elimination, both placed 9th in their debut seasons, and both are associated with the same light, fluttery music. However the difference is, while Lindsay is a Nice Girl, she does come to be aware of Heather being the vile person she is and even gets back at her. Ella remains blissfully unaware of how nasty Sugar is and to this date still thinks of her as a friend.
  • Friend to All Living Things: In typical Snow White fashion.
  • Genki Girl: In addition to her singing, Ella's perkiness in general also gets on Chris' nerves.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Her bedroom has plenty of stuffed animals.
  • Girly Girl: Quite possibly the most girly character in the entire series.
  • Girly Run: She does this in "A Blast from the Past" as she retrieves one of her team's dueling sticks.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: Ella desperately wants to be Sugar's friend and absolutely does not understand why Sugar hates her so much.
  • Graceful Loser: She isn't upset when she's disqualified from the competition in "Mo Monkey Mo Problems". Instead, she comments that she's glad she can return to singing freely and then proceeds turn her elimination ceremony into a musical number.
  • Heroic BSoD: She suffers from one in "Mo Monkey Mo Problems", after Dave tells her that he is attracted to Sky and not her. During the challenge, she is barely emotive until her teammates needed her to serenade a bear in order to get Dave free and try to get it to spit their monkey out.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: A rare heroic example. Chris gives Ella an ultimatum during the elimination ceremony of "A Blast from the Past": if she sings again, she is automatically eliminated. Unfortunately, the trope is invoked an episode later when her team needed her to sing to a bear to save Dave and retrieve their monkey, and Sugar tells Chris that Ella sang.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: She accepts the fact that Dave loves Sky.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: Chimerical and naive, but polite to each and every one of her fellow campers, no matter how rude or cruel they are to her.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The light to Sugar's dark.
  • The Load: Downplayed. While she at least tries to help her team and sometimes successfully does so, her actions are often viewed as hindering.
    • In "So, Uh, This is My Team?", she retrieves a bucket of glitter instead of any useful building material.
    • In "I Love You, Greased Pig!", she sings and dances with the pig, which slows her down; however, unlike Leonard, she does actually complete her leg of the challenge.
    • In "I Love You, I Love You Knots", after undoing her knot, she offers to help Rodney, her opposition, and she is hesitant to push the button to shock Team Kinosewak to win the tiebreaker. However, Clucky the chicken snatches the remote out of Ella's hand, shocking Rodney and the rest of his team.
  • Magic Skirt: Invoked by means of her little bird friends.
  • Meaningful Name: The second half of "Cinderella".
  • Mind-Control Music: While not exactly mind controlling, her singing has a very unusual, powerful hold on nearby animals.
  • Music Soothes the Savage Beast: She can calm and attract any animal using her beautiful voice. Her team even realizes the power her singing holds over other animals and even requests her to sing to the bear in order to subdue it in "Mo Monkey Mo Problems".
  • Naïve Everygirl: She tries her best to befriend Sugar, oblivious to the fact that Sugar neither likes nor trusts her.
  • Nice Girl: One of the nicest, if not the nicest, character in the whole series; she is an Actual Pacifist who just wants to be everyone's friend.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Of the Waneyihtam Maskwak girls, she's the nice to Sugar's mean and Sky's in between.
  • Non Sequitur, *Thud*: After she gets electrocuted by Max in "A Blast from the Past", she gives one of these just before Chris goes to commercial.
    Ella: (trying to climb on to Chris' platform) Do you know where I can find the white rabbit? (falls back into the water)
  • OOC Is Serious Business: She is visibly depressed after she realizes that Dave wasn't attracted to her.
  • Perpetual Smiler: It's very rare to see her without a smile on her face.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Subverted. She reveals, through song, that her outfit is actually a skirt and blouse.
  • The Pollyanna: Despite numerous attempts to break her, Ella usually maintains her sunny disposition. She even takes her elimination in stride, singing a song before she is shot out of the Cannon of Shame. However, as a Double Subversion, she is visibly depressed when she realizes that Dave is attracted to Sky and not her, but she gets better, and still remains friends with both Dave and Sky.
  • Princess Phase: Implied. She acts and dresses as a fairy tale princess, even though she's a teenager.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: The only parts of her outfit that aren't pink are her sleeves.
  • Spontaneous Choreography: Though other than the animals joining in on occasion, she's usually the only one who participates.
  • Trying Not to Cry: Happens when Dave tells her that his picnic was meant for Sky when Ella had thought it was for her. Ella tries to hold back tears, but is too upset by this revelation that she runs away crying.
    Ella: This is for... Sky? Of course it is! Heh, I'll... just uh... [choking up] I'll, uh, you know... [cries and runs away]
  • Vocal Evolution: Her voice is higher than it was in her audition tape.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Believes everyone is good at heart, even when they physically abuse her on a regular basis (as Sugar does). Chris seems to be the only exception.


    Leonard, The LARPer

"Time to cast a spell."

Voiced by: Clé Bennett

Teams: Waneyihtam Maskwak (Confused Bears), The LARPers

An oddball even among Pakhitew Island's wacky contestants, Leonard is a delusional LARPer who seems to be convinced he is an actual wizard. Due to his loose grip on reality, he frequently (and unsuccessfully) attempts to use magic to complete challenges.

For tropes from his time on the Ridonculous Race go here

  • Ambiguous Disorder: Either he’s just acting for some reason, or has a serious case of Cannot Tell Fiction from Reality, believing his "magic spells" to actually work.
  • Black and Nerdy: He's always seen cosplaying as a wizard, although in his case he actually believes he is one.
  • The Bus Came Back: Leonard returns in the Ridonculous Race alongside his LARPing partner Tammy. However, he lasts almost as long as he did in Pakhitew Island.
  • Catchphrase: "It worked!", "Marvelous!"
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He takes his LARPing a bit too seriously, and it has caused him to be very distant from reality.
  • Fang Thpeak: While he doesn't have fangs, he does have a very noticeable lisp as if he did.
  • Flat Character: He's super into roleplaying... And that's all the show bothers to tell us about him.
  • Geek Physiques: He's tall and somewhat scrawny.
  • Implied Love Interest: To Sugar.
  • In the Hood: He has never been shown with his hood off, and it is currently unknown what color his hair is (or if he has any for that matter).
  • Joke Character: Performance-wise, he is among one of the worst, if not the absolute worst, Total Drama contestants of all time.
  • LARP: His label is literally "The LARPer".
  • The Load: Recites "magic spells" instead of physically helping his team, due to thinking his spells actually work in real life. Lampshaded by Shawn in "Lies, Cries, and One Big Prize" when he says he would be fine with anyone as a helper so long as it wasn't Leonard.
  • The Millstone: After Team Maskwak eliminates Leonard, they never lose to Team Kinosewak again, winning five out of the next six challenges. note 
  • Reality Ensues: The result he gets every time he tries to cast a spell.
  • Serious Business: His LARPing. It was the reason why he and Dave had a conflict.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He is overconfident that his "magic" will help him win.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Only lasts two episodes before he is eliminated; however, he does get mentioned in the last three episodes.
  • Wizard Beard: Wears a fake one as part of his LARP costume.

    Shawn, The Zombie Conspiracy Nut

"In my mind, I'm always running from zombies, and if you're not, you're crazy!"

Voiced by: Zachary Bennett

Teams: Waneyihtam Maskwak (Confused Bears)

A Crazy Survivalist and Conspiracy Theorist who is convinced that zombies are real and that the zombie apocalypse is due anytime soon. Because of his delusions, Shawn has taught himself a wide variety of skills that make him a strong player, even if his paranoia tends to get the better of him.

  • The Ace: Along with Jasmine, he excels in all areas of survival.
  • Action Duo: With Jasmine, especially in "Scarlett Fever". Though which of the two serves as Action Hero and Action Survivor varies with the episode, as both of them have crippling fears that can make the other one the brave one.
  • Action Survivor: Shawn zigzags between this and Action Hero. While at times he's one of the most competent members of his team and the backbone, but other times he's held back by his cowardice and puts his own safety first.
  • Amazon Chaser: He falls for Action Girl and Statuesque Stunner Jasmine.
  • Anti-Hero: Somewhere between the Disney and Classical subtypes. While he is certainly not a villain and is quite friendly to almost everyone, he has quite a few non-heroic traits, such as having a very self-centered survivalist style of thinking and being a bit of a coward.
  • The Apocalypse Brings Out the Best in People: Subverted the first time where it leads to his What the Hell, Hero? moment, but the second time round he seizes the opportunity and redeems himself.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Moments after Chris told the players that they could safely navigate the crystal cave as long as they didn't take any crystals, Shawn took a crystal because it was shiny.
  • Battle Couple: Once he and Jasmine become an Official Couple, they kick ass together as a dynamic duo.
  • Berserk Button: Any mention of the word "zombie" will either cause him to cower in fear, run for his life, or massacre anything in sight.
  • Character Development: His development from a zombie-fearing Dirty Coward to an Action Hero who decimates a whole legion of Chris Robots.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower:
    • He trained himself to shoot "snot rockets" because he thought it might come in handy one day.
    • He can also perform armpit serenades flawlessly. Chris was even moved to tears by his performance!
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He not only believes zombies are real, but that the world has already fallen to a Zombie Apocalypse, and that being situated on an isolated island will increase his chances of survival. He's also known to come up with crazy conspiracy theories that keep getting crazier.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: He believes the government is secretly developing a zombie virus and a Zombie Apocalypse is inevitable.
  • Cowardly Lion: He comes off as being quite cowardly or quirky, but time after time he will pull off something that shocks and amazes everyone around him.
  • Crazy Survivalist: Shawn's defining trait. He's thoroughly convinced that the world will succumb to a Zombie Apocalypse and has been spent his entire life training for it. While this has made him The Ace when it comes to surviving, he's also overly paranoid and will often show quirks of believing others of being zombies.
  • Cuckoo Snarker: While he spends every other moment spouting nonsense about how a Zombie Apocalypse is impending, he's also prone to be the snarky Only Sane Man just as much.
    Shawn: I can't hear you over your insanity!
  • Dirty Coward: Has a habit of running away during challenges when he thinks he's seen any sign of a zombie. However, he slowly overcomes this trait and becomes more selfless.
  • Doomsayer: One of his defining characteristics. In fact the original label he was promoted with was "The Paranoid Doomsayer".
  • Easily Forgiven: By Jasmine in the ending where he doesn't win the money to try and split it with her.
  • Establishing Character Moment: For Shawn, it was either cowering in fear on the plane when Rodney says "brains", or showing off his athletic prowess by flipping through the air when salvaging from the scrapheap.
  • Everything's Deader with Zombies: The inclusion of a character with a zombie gimmick in a reality show, is itself an example of this.
  • Expy:
    • Of Shaun of the Dead, both being zombie apocalypse survivor themed characters with similar sounding names.
    • Also of Peeta Mellark, another guy who also camouflaged himself with natural materials... and who also learnt it from cake-decorating for a bakery.
  • Foil:
    • Shawn can be seen as one to Owen and Cameron, as the socially-weird male finalist of each generation. Like his predecessors he's a Nice Guy, a coward, and has No Social Skills. However, while his predecessors both performed very poorly in physical areas, Shawn displays genuine skill and athleticism that allows him to perform well in challenges. His load status instead comes from his zombie paranoia.
    • To Sky. Both are The Leader for Team Maskwak, possible finalists of the season and by extension The Protagonist, both are exceptionally athletic and possess Super Speed, and both were involved in the two main relationships of the season. However while Sky is one of the sanest characters in the season, Shawn is a Cloudcuckoolander. There's also contrasts in their relationships. While both started off not wanting to get involved in love, it's for different reasons as Shawn believes Love Is a Weakness while Sky is a Competition Freak. Shawn ends up messing up his relationship with Jasmine and spends a large part of the season trying to make amends, while Sky pushes Dave away herself. Both Shawn and Sky are forced to pick between their love or the money, but while Shawn eventually comes round and picks Jasmine, Sky still prioritizes the money and instead exploits Dave's feelings to help her win. Shawn ultimately gets together with Jasmine, while Sky and Dave part on bad terms.
  • Genius Bruiser: He is one of the best fighters in the series, yet is still fairly intelligent, having an encyclopedic knowledge of wilderness survival and zombies.
  • Genre Savvy: About zombies (of course), which serves as both a blessing and a curse.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In "Hurl And Go Seek!", he sacrifices himself to slow down the "zombies" in order to give Jasmine a chance to escape.
  • Homeschooled Kids: Word of God only.
  • Huge Girl, Tiny Guy: With Jasmine, though it's more of a case of Huge Girl Normal Sized Guy.
  • Hypocritical Humor: When he finds out that Jasmine has claustrophobia he comments that it's sad when someone lets fear control their lives. This is coming from the guy who lets his zombie paranoia control his whole life.
  • Ineffectual Loner: He has nothing against his team, but he refuses to sleep with them due to his zombie paranoia.
  • In-Series Nickname: He's been given the name "Zombie Boy" by Jasmine and Chris.
  • Jerkass Ball: Despite being a nice and polite guy, he's perfectly happy to repeatedly badmouth Jasmine in the confessional after hearing that she intends to use her share of the money for a flower shop and cage-fighting school, which he believes to be a stupid expenditure. This comes back to haunt him in the finale.
  • Jerkass Realization: His constant badmouthing of Jasmine in the confessional comes back to bite him hard in the finale, when Chris airs all the footage for her to see.
  • Jerk Justifications: His often cold, distant nature is explained as being due to him refusing to form attachments, as he considers them a weakness in a Zombie Apocalypse.
  • The Leader: Shares this role with Sky on Team Maskwak, depending on the episode and whether he's acting quirky or not. He takes over full-time once Sky changes teams, albeit for one episode.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Shawn is a very skilled hand-to-hand combatant, but he also possesses Super Speed.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Subverted. While he does go off on his own sometimes, his teammates still like him and consider him a vital part of the team.
  • Love Is a Weakness: The reason he was originally reluctant to get into a relationship with Jasmine. As he believed becoming attached to her would make him hesitant to take her out should she become a zombie.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: According to Jasmine in "Mo Monkey, Mo Problems":
    Jasmine: I'm done with zombie boy's mixed messages. First he's all sweet, then he hits me with a dueling stick, then he brings me flowers?
  • Must Have Caffeine: Word of God states he regularly consumes caffeine to stay alert, though it's never seen in the show.
  • Nice Guy: So long as no one mentions zombies, he's generally polite to everyone, even to those he doesn't like or finds annoying.
  • Nice Hat: His toque.
  • No Social Skills: Subverted, while his zombie paranoia initially came off as weird, he is fairly nice and well-liked by his team.
  • Odd Friendship: With Dave. Despite Shawn being another one of the weirdos on the team that Dave usually dislikes, he gets along with Shawn just fine, with the two of them constantly hanging out and even try to help one another with their lady problems. Though it's unknown where they stand after the events of "Lies, Cries and One Big Prize" due to the drama involving both their relationships.
  • Oddly Visible Eyebrows: Over the top of his toque.
  • Official Couple: Becomes this with Jasmine after the merge.
  • The One Guy: When it's down to the final four in Pahkitew Island.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: His response when Sugar offers to form an alliance with him:
  • The Paranoiac: As part of his Doomsayer characterization.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Takes great pride in having worked at a bakery because his cake decorating skills allow him to camouflage himself in the wild.
  • Salt and Pepper: He's the salt to Jasmine's pepper.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Taking after Harold.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Played straight early on, but he learns to rise up late in the season.
    • He fled when he thought Dave was going to kiss him.
    • He also bails from the scene fairly often at any sign of zombies, but his best one was probably in "A Blast from the Past".
      Shawn: Zombies! I'm outta here!
  • Ship Tease: With Jasmine, which eventually gets upgraded to Official Couple.
  • The Smart Guy: Doubling as The Leader, Shawn is the closest the team gets to one due to being a Genius Bruiser with extensive knowledge about survival and the wilderness.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: He has substantial focus throughout the season due to his Ship Tease with Jasmine, his friendship with Dave, his zombie gimmick, and his Character Development from a Dirty Coward Doomsayer to a selfless Action Hero. Also considering he's a finalist, this makes him the overall the most focused on contestant in Pahkitew Island.
  • Super Speed: In "I Love You, I Love You Knots" as he chases after Dave, he manages to perform a Flash Step and cover the distance between them of possibly 30 ft, in the space of a second.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute:
    • To Harold due to his personality and role in the overarching story. As both are socially awkward boys with a huge arsenal of hidden talents, both are cowards with Girly Screams, and both become involved with a much larger dark-skinned girl. Furthermore they both had to partake in a talent show, where their talent unexpectedly wowed the judge and gave them the highest score.
    • His physical appearance of wearing a toque and whiskers, as well as his homeschooled background are also similar to that of Ezekiel.
  • Took a Level in Badass: At the start of Pahkitew Island he was a Dirty Coward who would run at the first sign of danger, but by the end he regularly destroys killer robots.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Had this with Jasmine due to a combination of his cowardice and a misunderstanding causing Jasmine to lose her trust in him. He eventually earns her trust back and they become an Official Couple.
  • Wallpaper Camouflage: Paints himself the same color as tree bark and perfectly camouflages himself against a tree during "Twinning Isn't Everything".
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When he brutally knocks Jasmine into the lake using a jousting stick (having mistaken her for a zombie), she angrily hefts him up by his shirt and tells him she doesn't want to see him ever again. She remains upset for a full 4 episodes until he redeems himself by selflessly sacrificing himself for her in "Hurl and Go Seek!". Shawn almost blows his chances with Jasmine again after revealing in the confessional that he thought her plan for the money was stupid.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: As his character gimmick, Shawn is completely paranoid over the prospect of a zombie apocalypse.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: He believes one has happened in "A Blast from the Past", but it was actually Amy covered in vines. A similar incident occurs in "Hurl and Go Seek!", where food-poisoning causes the other contestants to turn pallid and zombie-like.

    Sky, The Athlete

"I'm not here to meet boys, I'm here to win!"

Voiced by: Sarah Podemski

Teams: Waneyihtam Maskwak (Confused Bears), Pimâpotew Kinosewak (Floating Salmon)

An aspiring Olympian athlete whose goals are firmly set on achieving victory. Sky is a skilled gymnast who believes in the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship. Although competitive, she despises cheaters and rarely shows any serious disrespect towards her teammates.

  • Action Girl: As an Olympian in training, she is one of the most athletic girls in the series.
  • Arch-Enemy: Sugar, after "Scarlett Fever".
  • Badass Adorable: She's quite cute and pretty, especially to Dave, but is one of the most physically competent players in the game.
  • Balloon Belly: She gains one after she drank a large jug of mineral water as a dare. Needless to say, it wasn't pretty.
    Sky: (in the confessional) You know that feeling you get when a volcano is about to go off in your gut, and you have no idea which end's gonna blow? (her stomach growls) Yeah.
  • Berserk Button: She does not tolerate unsportsmanlike conduct at ALL and was ready to attack Scarlett and Max for electrocuting Ella in "A Blast from the Past" (granted, Max was the one who did it, but it was Scarlett's idea).
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: An unintended side effect of all her athletic training is that she can belch extremely powerfully, as explained in the quote under Gasshole below.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Averted. While seeing Ella being affectionate towards Dave clearly causes her discomfort, she doesn't hold it against either of them, and even tries to comfort Ella when Dave rejects her.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: She keeps Ella from breaking into song at inappropriate times, especially after Chris threatens to kick Ella off the show if she sang again.
  • Determinator: Absolutely determined to win at (almost) any cost.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Sky did not think to tell Dave that the reason that she cannot date him is that she has a boyfriend she plans to break up with back at home. It comes back to bite her hard when Dave finds out while he is her designated helper.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In the first episode, she immediately displays her impressive athletic skill by sliding and flipping off of a tree in her path as she falls from the zeppelin.
  • Erotic Dream: She had one about a muscled up Dave in episode 7.
  • Foil:
    • To Zoey, being set up as a parallel to her. While they are both Action Girls, Zoey was a Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak who unexpectedly gained incredible physical ability, while Sky was a Tomboy with a Girly Streak, having trained all her life to be an athlete. They both serve as Team Mom and defacto leaders at some point, except Zoey is an All-Loving Hero who puts others before herself, while Sky (despite being a Nice Girl) still prioritizes winning over all else. There is also a very strong contrast in their relationships, as even though they initially seemed to have the similar dynamic of a Nice Girl and a quirky boy who she found weird. Zoey began a relationship with Mike and has Undying Loyalty where she is even willing to put her own life at risk for his welfare, gets her heart broken by Mike on accident, and ultimately does become an Official Couple with him. Sky despite gaining feelings for Dave ultimately does not put him over the competition, eventually rejects his love and breaks his heart intentionally, at one point even uses his love to manipulate him into helping her in the competition, and the two do not get together and ultimately part on bad terms.
    • Also one to Shawn. See his entry above for more details.
  • Gasshole:
    • She belches when she is nervous, especially when she is around a guy she likes. For her talent show act in "Pahk'd With Talent", she used her super-strong belches for target shooting, displaying Improbable Aiming Skills by destroying two targets in a single belch, while Chris sat in between them and remained unharmed.
    Sky: It's not that weird. All my Olympic training makes my abs and diaphragm ridiculously strong. When I really load up on carbonated water, I can burp out a campfire.
    • After landing in dank-smelling water, Dave's first assumption is that Sky's been farting before realizing they're underneath the Outhouse Confessional. This combined with the quoted section of Balloon Belly above suggests that it'd be unwise to get behind her as well.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her necklace, part of her blouse, and her high tops.
  • Guile Hero: Usually subverted, but she attempts to be this way to Sugar in "Pahk'd with Talent". She briefly crosses over into Manipulative Bitch territory when she uses Dave's feelings for her in the finale.
  • Hypocrite:
    • She says in "A Blast from the Past" that she doesn't like underhanded playing... Cut to three episodes later and she's playing dirty as well. Granted, Jasmine was putting her under pressure to work with the team, but still...
    • She expects her competitors to be sportsmanlike, yet she's prone to becoming a Sore Loser.
  • I'm Not Here to Make Friends: A variation: "I'm not here to meet boys, I'm here to win!"
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Rejecting Dave at the merge to focus on the competition. She didn't want to, but his Sanity Slippage was starting to affect her as well.
  • Innocently Insensitive: In "Mo Monkey Mo Problems", Sky is elated to hear that Dave likes her; however, this revelation is the reason why Ella showed up to the meeting area depressed. Sky tries to be more sensitive to Ella's feelings but fails.
  • Just Friends: How she attempts to view her relationship with Dave. Unfortunately, in the finale, Dave doesn't take the news of Sky already having a boyfriend outside of the game lightly.
  • The Leader: Shares this role with Shawn on Team Maskwak, depending on the episode and whether or not Shawn is acting quirky, as she often motivates the team or gives instructions (though it has to be mentioned that she isn't very comfortable with the role and often seems like she's waiting for direction from someone else). When she moves over to Team Kinosewak she instead becomes The Lancer to Jasmine.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The light to Sugar's dark.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Sky is a tomboyish, athletic and fiercely competitive Masculine Girl and Dave is an effeminate, neat and emotional Feminine Boy.
  • Male Gaze: Sky gets a few butt shots, but not to the same extent as Courtney or Zoey.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: In regards to Dave's feeling for her. She eventually reciprocates them, but is reluctant to act on her own feelings because she still has a boyfriend at home and she feels that a relationship on the show will only screw up her game. Her failure to tell Dave the former is what drives him insane.
  • Motivational Kiss: To Dave in the final episode of Pahkitew Island. Sadly, it backfires as Dave found that Sky was still in a relationship.
  • Nice Girl: She's friendly and compassionate. However, she does have a strong competitive streak that surfaces throughout the season and becomes more overt in the final few episodes, where she acts fairly catty towards her main opponent Shawn ("Wow, English much?") and throws an outright temper tantrum at one point.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Of the Waneyihtam Maskwak girls, she's the in between to Ella's nice and Sugar's mean.
  • Only Sane Woman: Aside from Dave prior to his Sanity Slippage, she is the only member on Team Maskwak with any common sense.
  • Opposites Attract: With Dave. Until her competitiveness and determination prevented her from developing with the lovelorn dork Dave who gets more whiny and obsessive to the point that he bitterly turns against her.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: As you can tell from her title.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: She's the smallest girl in the season, but one of the most physically capable contestants on the show.
  • Plucky Girl: Sky strives to see the best in people. She can be encouraging and will give advice to those who require it. However, she is firmly, and sometimes aggressively, against anyone who exhibits foul play. She also faces difficulty when her nerves and emotions get the better of her and cloud her judgement.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Deconstruction. Part of the reason things between Sky and Dave get so bad is the fact that Dave won't listen to what Sky is trying to tell him, and Sky does not directly tell him the reasons she does not want to date him. Sky and Dave both genuinely like each other, the problem is that Dave is coming on to her a little strong; while Sky does like Dave, she has a boyfriend at home she plans to break up with, and she wants to focus on the game and feels dating Dave would distract her. Their lack of communication therefore causes their relationship to deteriorate. To Sky's credit, when she and Dave were talking, she tried to explain that she does like him, but Dave interrupts her, saying they should just see where things go, and before Sky can tell Dave she has a boyfriend, Chris announce the challenge. The next few episodes, Sky foolishly thinks that Dave knows that she does not want to date someone while they're in the game, while Dave tries to do different things to get closer to her and impress her. Another problem is that Sky is receptive to Dave's advances, but still tries to turn him down, unintentionally sending Dave mixed messages. In episode "Hurl And Go Seek", angry that she lost the challenge and Dave is trying to impress her by beating her in the game and bragging to her, Sky tells Dave he has no chance of beating her or dating her, breaking Dave's heart. Later in the challenge, Sky calls him out on not listening to her, but without explaining that she has a boyfriend or that she wants to focus on the game. Both glare at each other, but calm down, and then Dave asks to be her boyfriend, and Sky angrily tells him no, leading to Dave voting himself off. This comes to a head in the final episode, where Dave is brought back in the final challenge as a helper for Sky. Sky kisses Dave to motivate him, telling him that she does really like him, and she just wants to focus on the challenges, because it's hard to team up with someone she wants to date. At first that works, and Dave is determined to win the challenge for her, but then Chris shows a clip from home that reveals Sky has a boyfriend named Keith. Sky, heartbroken, reveals in the confessional she plans to break up with Keith and she really likes Dave, admitting she messed up. But before she can tell him this, Dave refuse to listen to her, their relationship destroyed and Dave becoming bitter towards her and determined to do anything to make Sky lose.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Even though she didn't necessarily agree with the idea of building a wizard tower in "So, Uh This Is My Team?", she went along with it because the majority of the team wanted to build it and she felt it was better to build something rather than nothing.
  • Second Place Is for Losers: As a Passionate Sports Girl, she has a strong belief in this.
  • Ship Sinking: Dave loves her and they have some Ship Tease during the show. Unfortunately in the finale, Sky is already spoken for, resulting in Dave's Face–Heel Turn.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: Her audition tape (along with Shawn's) was never shown alongside the rest of the participants', though for a very good reason. Her audition tape reveals that she has a boyfriend named Keith, who she wished to break up with but didn't have time to, and during the season finale Chris shows this tape to Dave, which kick-starts the latter's Face–Heel Turn.
  • Sore Loser: Threw a temper tantrum when she thought she was about to lose to Dave and Jasmine in the finale.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: She has a substantial amount of focus in the season, especially her Ship Tease with Dave, as well as her involvement with the Ella-Sugar conflict, which eventually results in her own rivalry with the latter.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Subverted. Once she and Dave are placed on separate teams, she's pressured into turning against him for the sake of the competition, and their relationship begins to deteriorate from this point onwards.
  • Super Speed: In an adrenaline rush, she puts on an inhuman burst of speed in "Pahk'd With Talent".
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She acts as a substitute to one of Mike's split personalities, Svetlana, since both are Passionate Sports Girls who happen to be genuinely nice people.
  • Team Mom: She holds her team together, and tends to their individual problems when required.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: While she actively loves sports, she won't shy away from romantic interactions with Dave.
  • Tsundere: Type B towards Dave at first; however, it turns into Type A as the season goes on.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Her attraction with Dave is full of this. It's obvious that both have feelings for each other, but they keep getting held back due to Sky not wanting attachments, Sugar trying to keep them apart, or Dave's creepy behavior putting Sky off.

    Sugar, The Pageant Queen

"Nobody but me is winning this here pageant!"

Voiced by: Rochelle Wilson

Teams: Waneyihtam Maskwak (Confused Bears)

A former child pageant champion of rustic background. Sugar is fearless, extremely competitive, and will do anything to gain an advantage over her fellow contestants. Although she is crude and unintelligent, her pageant experiences give her the ruthlessness to be a much more formidable player than she seems.

  • Alpha Bitch: Sugar asserts herself as the dominant female, especially over Ella and Sky. In fact, with her pageant upbringing and Spoiled Brat persona, she could even be considered a deconstruction of one.
  • Animals Hate Her: The theme song has her being attacked by animals after she pushes Ella off the cliff.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • Pre-merge, Sugar's hatred towards Ella possibly stems from her beauty pageant days, seeing the prettiest girl as competition.
    • Post-merge, Sky wants to win fair and square while Sugar is not above cheating and manipulation.
  • Attention Whore: Justified, given that she is a beauty pageant contestant.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals:
    • In "Mo Monkey, Mo Problems", she reaches her hand down a monkey's throat to get a coin it swallowed.
    • She's also takes delight in provoking several animals into attacking each other in "Three Zones And A Baby" seemingly for no reason other than For the Evulz.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Sugar appears wearing a (too little) pink shirt, and capri pants.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Ella.
    • Scuffing her pageant shoes.
    • Anyone else using "pageant talk", especially Ella.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Don't let her dumb country girl appearance fool you. She's actually a competent and ruthless manipulator who made it all the way to the semi-finals.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Scarlett of Pahkitew Island. She eventually takes up the mantle of sole Big Bad after Scarlett is eliminated, only to be eliminated herself right in the penultimate episode.
  • The Big Girl: Of Team Maskwak, being one of the physically strongest members who is not known for using her brain.
  • Big Eater: If there's something, anything that so much as looks edible to her, it goes right down the hatch. Her appetite could even rival that of Owen's. In "Mo Monkey, Mo Problems", she is seen licking the glass on the vending machine.
    Sugar: I could eat the legs off a table...and we ain't even got one.
  • Bitch Alert: Ignoring her audition tape, Sugar's Establishing Character Moment in the show proper has her pinning Topher against the wall, threatening to kill him for scuffing her pageant shoes.
  • Book Dumb:
    • In "Mo Monkey Mo Problems", it's shown she has an inability to count.
    • In "This Is The Pits!", she apparently thinks buses make train sounds.
    • In "Pahk'd With Talent", she also climbs to the very top of a tree (when the challenge is to maneuver across trees) as she believes there might be a bridge or a bus stop up there.
  • Born Lucky: Sugar's luck is a little ridiculous at times even by Total Drama standards.
    • In "Mo Monkey Mo Problems", she either has Improbable Aiming Skills or plain dumb luck has her throwing a coin a few hundred feet into the slot of a vending machine.
    • In "Pahk'd With Talent", rather than tree hopping like Shawn and Sky, she climbs up to the top of one tree in the belief there will be a bus up there. Her weight ends up stretching the tree which then sling shots her to the finish line.
  • Cannot Tell Fiction from Reality: She thinks Leonard is a real wizard and Max is actually an Evil Genius.
  • Card-Carrying Jerkass: She hardly hides the fact that she's ruthless.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Sugar's very unique when compared to her predecessors before her. Most of the other villains were played seriously with an occasional moment of humor, while Sugar is used as comic relief the majority of the time with an occasional moment of seriousness and remains Laughably Evil even when she officially takes over as the Big Bad. She's also the least 'clever' villain with the majority of her predecessors being skilled Manipulative Bastards and chessmasters, while Sugar only boasts a bit of scheming here and there, with her making it far mostly due to dumb luck with little influence on her part.
  • Deep South: She has a particularly strong accent that's more at home in Alabama than Alberta and has a lot of the tendencies associated with the trope in fiction.
  • Depending on the Writer: Sugar displays Ping-Pong Naïveté. Sometimes she's a complete ditz with no common sense, other times she possesses enough cunning to manipulate others and play a part in their downfall. The episodes where she is the Big Bad even try to portray her as both.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Like Scarlett, she too is eliminated before the finale.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In "So, Uh, This is My Team?", she threatens to throw Topher out of the zeppelin at over 30,000 feet for supposedly scuffing her pageant shoes.
  • Distaff Counterpart: She seems like a female Evil Counterpart of Owen.
  • The Ditz: She reasons that Leonard is smart, simply because she can't understand half of what he says.
  • Dreadful Musician: To the extent that she actually was eliminated due to this.
  • Dumb Blonde: Downplayed. While she is certainly Book Dumb, she's Street Smart (somewhat) and knows how to play with emotions.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: In her debut episode, she seemed embarrassed when Beardo made it sound like she farted, but later episodes have her proudly letting it rip herself with absolutely no shame.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: The reason she hates Ella so much is because she thinks Ella's sweet personality is a façade like hers.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Owen. She's as equally a Big Eater and a gasshole, but while Owen is an All-Loving Hero, Sugar is the Big Bad. Essentially she's what Owen could have been if he chose to be a villain.
  • Evil Is Bigger: She is overweight villain to the slimmer Ella and Sky.
  • Extreme Omnivore: As stated above, she'll eat anything that remotely looks like food. The list includes: a live tarantula note , a glowing slug note , a rotten egg note , some kind of canned meat and mayonnaise mixture which expired in 1976 note , and some eggs in a bird's nest note . In Sugar's own words:
    Sugar: Mama says I got the stomach of a raccoon. Prob'ly from eatin' all that raccoon. Guess you are what you eat!
  • Fartillery: She knocked out Chris, Sky, and a whole cave full of bears with one of her farts. Owen would be proud.
  • Fat Bitch: She doesn't care who she hurts in order to win, especially Ella.
  • Foil:
    • To Ella, being set up as a complete opposite. Both girls love to perform, dress in pink, and are ditzy. However, Ella is an Actual Pacifist and by far the kindest character on the show who wishes to help everyone smile, while Sugar is rude and selfish with an inflated ego and antagonized several other contestants. It's even seen in their labels, with Ella being a princess and Sugar being a queen. Ironically both of them get eliminated due to their singing.
    • To Sky. Sky is athletic, smart, and believes in fair-play. Sugar is overweight, unintelligent, and constantly stoops to cheating. It's little surprise that they become Arch Enemies by the end of the season.
    • To Amy. Both are bratty, vain, manipulative blonde-haired bullies who torment a more innocent character (Ella for Sugar, and Samey for Amy), with Sugar being a Fat Bitch whereas Amy is Lean and Mean. However, Amy gets ousted only three episodes in by Samey whereas Sugar successfully ousts Ella and persists until Pahkitew Island's penultimate episode.
    • To Heather. Both are dubbed Queens in their contestant labels, are the primary antagonist in their debut season, resorting to manipulation and cheating, and come in third place. However the similarities end there. Heather is extremely cunning and intelligent, intimidating others into doing things for her. Sugar is The Ditz and Book Dumb, and while very brash and rude mostly just annoys others. While both are able to manipulate others, Heather is The Chessmaster who makes elaborate plans, while Sugar acts on sight and has very little idea how she'll carry on. Heather is very classy and hates people with repulsive behavior like Owen, while Sugar is pretty much Owen's Distaff Counterpart and acts exactly like him.
    • In another sense, to Lindsay. They are both Dumb Blondes (although Lindsay's not a natural one) who are very determined and ambitious during the competition, even if they aren't the brightest contestants of the show. The main difference is that Lindsay has of a Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold personality, while Sugar herself has more of a Spoiled Brat one.
    • To Anne Maria. Both have big hair, wear similar outfits (frilly crop top, denim capris, and wedge sandals), are obsessed with their looks, tend to be Jerkasses, and have an All-Loving Heroine as an Arch-Enemy (Zoey for Anne Maria, and Ella for Sugar). However, Sugar is a Deep South stereotype and was one of the main antagonists of Pahkitew Island, while Anne Maria is a Joisey stereotype and was a mostly neutral character in Revenge of the Island and has occassional Pet the Dog moments.
  • For the Evulz: Unlike all the antagonists before her, she doesn't appear to be motivated by the prize money. She competes fiercely because that's just her nature, and she antagonizes her fellow contestants for the fun of it. This eventually becomes subverted in "Sky Fall" where we learn that she is aware of the money and plans on using it for her college funds. But even with this revelation, it doesn't justify many of her crueler actions like borderline attempted murder (pushing Sky off a cliff in "Sky Fall").
  • Gasshole: She farts after falling on her face in the commercial for Darwin's Food Safari, which also happens to be part of her audition tape. She also belches a lot, typically after eating, and when Sky reveals that her talent for the talent show is belching, Sugar scoffs "Belching ain't a talent, it's a way of life!"
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: When the sweet facade drops, she's shown to be very quick to anger. Especially if it has anything to do with Ella.
  • Hate Sink: Sugar thus far is completely lacking in redeeming qualities, having never shown to care about anyone but herself. Even her occasional acts of kindness such as to Leonard or Max are more due to her being entranced by them rather than any altruistic intentions.
  • Hidden Depths: She's planning on using the million dollars for her college funds. Plus, lack of regular knowledge and difficulty telling apart fiction and reality aside, her cutthroat competitive skills and ability to exploit people's mental/emotional weak spots get her extremely far. If one only saw her audition tape, they'd think she was a harmless country idiot.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Sugar's naive stupidity finally gets her good when her own made-up challenge ended up costing her her chance to go to the finale.
  • Hypocritical Humor: She detested Ella's singing, yet she gleefully sings commercial jingles that sound far worse than any of Ella's songs.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: In "Mo Monkey Mo Problems", she managed to throw a coin into the slot of a vending machine that was a few hundred feet away. It's never made clear if she actually has excellent precision or if she was just that lucky.
  • Ironic Name: Sugar is anything but sweet.
  • Irony: Sugar eliminated Ella by getting her to sing, but she ends up being eliminated herself as a result of her poor singing.
  • Jerkass: She's a cheating, manipulative, jerk who takes immense pleasure in seeing Ella get hurt.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In "Scarlett Fever", after Shawn demolishes Chris' "promo-bots", Chris berates the group for destroying his "clones". Sugar retorts by saying that Chris should have been down in the island's control center disarming the self destruct instead of sending the campers and trying to escape the situation in his helicopter.
  • Kick the Dog: She is especially cruel towards animals (and Ella).
    • In "Three Zones And A Baby" she could've sneaked past a rattlesnake sleeping on top of a sleeping lion, but instead she punches the snake which leads it to bite the lion, which then eats the snake.
      Shawn: Yeah, you scare me quite a bit for a living person.
    • However, she treats a greased pig quite well, even baby talking to it.
    • In "Sky Fall" she sends Sky hurtling off a cliff for no reason.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: When the remaining contestants manage to break into Scarlett's control room in "Scarlett Fever", Sugar tackles Scarlett to the ground, and the former hogties the latter by her own hair.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Sugar did end up getting eliminated because of Chris' dislike of singing, which is surprising because she was responsible for Ella's elimination by telling Chris that she sang.
  • Laughably Evil: She's almost always Played for Laughs and used for comic relief, providing most of the season's humor through toilet jokes or her being The Ditz. This even extends to when she takes over as Big Bad.
  • Lethally Stupid: In "This Is The Pits!" as the cavern begins to collapse, Sugar screams at the top of her voice "It's a cave in!", thereby causing an actual cave in.
    • In "Three Zones and a Baby", she punches a sleeping snake on top of a lion, which leads it to bite the lion, which then in turn eats the snake. These actions are either extremely brave, cruel, or stupid.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The dark to Ella and Sky's light.
  • The Load: She has done a fair few things that weigh her team down.
    • She forces Dave to pick Leonard for the final leg of the race (despite him being completely useless) in "I Love You, Grease Pig".
    • Her repetitive attempts to get Ella eliminated even at the cost of a win.
    • She eats the banana the team needed for the monkey in "Mo Monkey Mo Problems".
    • However, she deliberately slows Sky down in "Sky Fall" in order to eliminate her.
    • Lampshaded by Sky in "This is the Pits!" when she suspects Sugar of eating one of the crystals even though the true culprit was Shawn.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Sugar knows how to play with people's emotions.
  • Morality Pet: Leonard appears to be this for her. Even, her last words before being blasted off the island were about seeing him again.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Of the Waneyihtam Maskwak girls, she's the mean to Ella's nice and Sky's in between.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: She is a cartoon, teenaged carbon copy of Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, even having a name related to a sweet tasting food.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown:
    • She tried to put one down on Ella in "I Love You, I Love You Knots", but gets restrained by Dave and Shawn.
    • In "Scarlett Fever", she beats down Scarlett after the latter attempted to blow up the island.
  • Only Friend: Leonard (by the end of the season), though she also appears to respect Max.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: She has done the occasional "good deed" now and then, but it's never out of the kindness of her heart.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Early on, she wants her team to lose simply to get rid of Ella.
    Sugar: (as everyone else on Team Maskwak cheers for Ella) Shock her, Rodney! Shock her!
    Dave: If he does, we all get shocked.
    Sugar: It'd be worth it.
  • Sadist: She laughs every time Ella gets hurt and calls Ella nearly getting hurt twice her best day ever. She also enjoys others pain too. Not as much, but she still enjoys it.
  • Serious Business: Her pageants.
  • Simpleton Voice: Downplayed. While she is certainly Book Dumb, Sugar is a lot more cunning and sinister than her hick accent suggests.
  • Slasher Smile: After she takes up the mantle of Big Bad.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Scarlett and Max. She even cries when they're put on different teams.
    Sugar: Their love was so beautiful!
  • Shipping Torpedo: She deliberately tries to hinder Dave and Sky by constantly interrupting their moments. This is because she believes them getting into a relationship would make them stronger in the competition.
  • Ship Tease: With Leonard. She even calls out to him as she's eliminated.
  • Shrunken Organ: Her skull is apparently so abnormally thick it has squeezed her brain partly into her neck, presumably accounting for her less than stellar intellect.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: As a beauty pageant queen, she certainly has an overinflated opinion of herself.
  • The Smurfette Principle: To team Maskwak after Sky and Max switch teams.
  • The Sociopath: She literally threatened to kill someone over her worry of them getting ahead of her in a competent I.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: She has made more enemies than any other contestant in the season, and is the most focused on antagonist this time round. As well as frequently stealing the show with gross-out gags in a manner similar to Owen.
  • Stupid Evil: As evidenced by some of the tropes associated with her, she's arguably the dumbest antagonist on the show thus far making one wonder how she was able to survive all the way to 3rd besides forced contrivances.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She is physically a Distaff Counterpart to Owen, but personality wise she's more like his Evil Counterpart.
  • Third-Person Person: Sometimes uses this for emphasis.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Not counting Max who changed over to the team for one episode, and Dave's one episode of villainy in the finale, she is the only antagonistic member of the Team Maskwak.
  • Two Words: I Can't Count: In "Mo Monkey Mo Problems", she lists off three qualities then says she possesses "both".
  • Unfriendly Fire: Has attempted this numerous times with Ella, sometimes not even bothering to pretend it's an accident.
  • Un Evil Laugh: Her Evil Laugh sounds nothing like a stereotypical villain's, and more like she's chuckling at something funny.
  • Unknown Rival: To Ella who seems completely oblivious to how much Sugar despises her.
  • Villainous Glutton: She is one of the main villains of Pahkitew Island, and she is a Big Eater who could rival Owen in appetite.
  • Your Makeup Is Running: Happens quite frequently, but it's particularly creepy in "Hurl and Go Seek!", where it adds to her zombie complexion.

Alternative Title(s): Total Drama Wanihtam Maskwak


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