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A pair of Total Drama fanfictions by Frank15, a.k.a. Mallory16.

The first story, "Total Drama Chris", has the contestants return for a second season of Total Drama where one of them wins $1,000,000. There are new teams such as The Screaming Pansies and The Killer Chrises and certain friendships, conflicts, and relationships are given some development. There's even a Total Drama Aftermath-like show called Total Drama Izzy. Many contestants have time in the limelight, but the story focuses especially on Lindsay, Katie, and Heather. Lindsay and Katie are intent on showing that there is more to them than meets the eye, and Heather seeks redemption.


The sequel, "Total Drama Alphabet, is hosted by Izzy and Bridgette and features twenty-six new contestants (one for each letter of the alphabet), that can be found on the author's Deviantart account Total-Drama-Alphabet here. The story is ongoing.

This story shows examples of:

  • Bait-and-Switch: The contestants on Total Drama Alphabet are clearly being set up for a Phobia Factor-like challenge, where the interns are forcing them to reveal their fears, mostly by using drinks laced with truth serum. However, as it turns out, the contestants are really going to be scaring the interns.
  • Berserk Button: Don't mess with Lindsay in front of Tyler.
  • Bluffing The Smug Snake: This is how Justin gets eliminated in TD Chris: Cody accuses them of what they actually did, then pulls out a tape. They immediately go after them, after which Cody mocks them for going through all that effort just to snag a blank tape — and why would they do that, unless they were afraid that it proved what they'd just been accused of?
  • Cycle of Revenge: A major theme in TD Chris is the contestants trying to stop this cycle.
  • Darker and Edgier: Chris has a personal vendetta against several campers. People are hurt, sometimes very seriously, in the name of getting 'revenge' — and this is carried at times to the point where some are even willing to attempt murder. Racism is directly addressed, along with other unfortunate stereotypes.
  • Dead Fic: While Chris is complete, Alphabet hasn't been updated since September 2011.
  • Didn't Think This Through: One of Chris' many flaws. Usually manifests in his poor wording in the challenge rules that lead to his Loopholes being used against him. Some more stand out examples include:
    • In the first challenge, not rigging the Cartoon Bombs to explode immediately, instead of giving the campers time to throw them at Chris.
    • In the "Secret Challenge" episode, he never considered that the campers would figure out what's going on by process of elimination.
    • LeShawnain the first challenge: when she tosses a reluctant Courtney off the cliff, Noah points out that she forgot to hook her to the bungee, meaning she has no way to bring any point balls back up.
  • Direct Line to the Author: A later, unrelated story by the same author implies that Katie wrote Total Drama Chris as a fanfiction. This would certainly explain Katie's portrayal.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: Katie and Sadie. Katie is established as smarter and a fiercely temperamental Tsundere Tomboy, while Sadie is the "nice one" to the point that she's practically a Distaff Counterpart to Canon!DJ. The fact that this reverses their designations as "the nice one" and "the smart one" in their canon profiles is Lampshaded.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: LeShawna spilled Gwen's secret to the world. Her reply: letting her almost die in the hot box.
  • Drama Bomb: The fourth episode of Total Drama Izzy, where Izzy brings on Leshawna's abusive former friend Madison, forcing a confrontation.
  • Dumb Blonde: Harold's ex girlfriend Autumn; she actually makes Lindsay look like Albert Einstein by comparison.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even Chef, Chris' normally loyal henchman, starts protesting that Chris is going too far.
  • Exact Words: Goes hand in glove with the rampant Loophole Abuse. After all, a provision that enables using the letter of the law to defeat the purpose is the very definition of a loophole.
  • Executive Meddling: Both negative and positive examples in-universe:
    • Negative (1): Chris ramps his abuse of his position as show host Up to Eleven and flagrantly tries to bend the rules in his own contract to give himself even more control.
    • Negative (2): It comes to light that, in the first season, manipulative editing was used to further push Heather as a villain and make Leshawna more of a hero to avoid racial Unfortunate Implications.
    • Positive: Chris' superiors at the network override several of his demands and abuses, resulting in the Aftermath-like Total Drama Izzy and aiding Izzy as a Spanner in the Works of Chris' scheming. By the end of Total Drama Chris, they're so sick of Chris' drama that they drop him like a bad habit.
  • Fan Dumb: In-universe, Played for Laughs and seriously during the Total Drama Izzy segments. Izzy is not happy with all the bashing that goes on in the fandom, nope nope!
  • Freudian Excuse:
    • Harold ostensibly despises Lindsay because he once had a date with another Dumb Blonde who humiliated him after their date went badly.
    • Leshawna's real reason for despising people like Heather is because of their similarity to a former friend turned enemy in Leshawna's home town.
  • Groin Attack: Several. Part of the reason Chris develops such a hate-on for Katie is because she kicks him in the crotch while humiliating him in an early episode.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Rachel accepts elimination to keep Katrina in the game.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Katie and Sadie. Questioning the "heterosexual" part is a big Berserk Button for Katie.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Chris; just as he tries to find loopholes to inflict more pain on the contestants and eliminate who ''he'' wants to see gone, so too do the contestants find and exploit loopholes in his poorly thought-out challenges. And it's a loophole in his contract that allows his producers to fire him at the end of TD Chris.
  • Humiliation Conga: Day 5 describes one from Heather's past: She was invited to the prom, only to be stood up by her date, who was actually dating her former best friend. Another former friend of hers whom she'd tormented for being a lesbian invites her to dance, only for both of them to draw further mocking.
  • Irony: Lampshaded throughout Day 8 of TD Chris; particularly ironic comments are followed by an innocently oblivious Lindsay rambling on to the Confession Cam about how her maid is good at making everything "nice and irony".
  • Is This Thing Still On?: Chris frequently insists that anything that incriminates him should be edited out of that episode.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: In the first episode of Total Drama Alphabet, new hostess Izzy mentions the first story's winner.
    Izzy: ...and you've just been spoiled, so ha!
  • Loophole Abuse:
    • Used as a Running Gag during the Sailor Moon challenge, and as a lesser Running Gag with later challenges. Chris doesn't plan things out too well, and hates getting called on it. Of course, that's all the more reason for the players to do so.
      • To elaborate, the challenge has the teams split into boys and girls, with the boys dressed as monsters, and the girls dressed as Sailor Scouts. Both sides are armed with squirt guns filled with Vomit. First team to eliminate the other team's monsters/scouts wins. Ain't no rule that says scouts that have been hit can't help. Or that getting hit by your own teammates (like, say, Owen, after he's been bribed with jelly beans) doesn't count. Or that you can't hide in the cabins until the challenge is over.
    • Chris abuses loopholes himself, as per canon. While his contract keeps him from rigging the vote to eliminate any competitors he dislikes or directly interfering with challenges, he eggs on other contestants to do his dirty work.
      • One of his more successful attempts is during a challenge to see which contestants will return to the game. When it looks like Gwen and Heather win, Chris counters that since Gwen had both the golden balls necessary to win on her person, only she won. When the others try to call him out by pointing out how he said two contestants would be returning, he counters with Exact Words: he had said that he'd like to see two campers return, or that he hoped two campers returned. He never actually said that two campers actually would return.
    • The network uses a loophole in Chris' contract to fire him at the end of Total Drama Chris.
  • Manipulative Editing:
    • Used to explain Leshawna's Alternative Character Interpretation: according to Heather, they were both in the wrong during Island, but Leshawna's nastier behavior was edited out to avoid accusations of Unfortunate Implications and to cast Heather as the Big Bad.
    • Chris and Justin both expect to benefit from this. Chris constantly orders the film crew to "edit out" any unflattering moments, while the latter gives a Hannibal Lecture about how they'll be edited to look like the victim while their victims are made into the bad guys, thanks to their 'connections'.
  • Meaningful Name: According to Chris, the team names were meant to be meaningful: he deliberately filled the Killer Chrises with who he saw as the strongest players, expecting the Screaming Pansies to get the tar whupped out of them. Towards the ending, this takes on a different meaning: the fact that the Killer Chrises only start surviving after they've been reduced to the two members he outright hates completely kills what's left of Chris' cool.
  • Morton's Fork: In the Final Three challenge, Katie is dared to eliminate herself from the game. The penalty for refusing the dare is to get eliminated. Katie survives because Lindsay used the two free passes she received during the challenge to save Katie and eliminate herself.
  • Misery Builds Character: Heather's Trauma Conga Line between seasons reasults in her having a Heel Realization.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Katie accidentally causes Sadie's elimination by pressuring Noah to vote for them after a fight... and forgetting to tell him to change his vote to someone else after they make up.
  • Not So Different: Leshawna and Heather. Which foreshadows Leshawna's attempts to become The Atoner after she goes too far in TD Chris.
  • Now or Never Kiss: Eva and Cody kiss during the 'Fear Multiple' challenge because they think they won't get another chance.
    Katie: "Aww. That would be so sweet if we weren't about to all die."
  • Odd Friendship: Lindsay became best friends with Courtney and Heather, of all people.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted and commented on; while comparing notes about their backstories, the campers are surprised at how many evil Jewels there apparently are.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Played with in Total Drama Chris. While a lot of Chris and Justin's more forced schemes for more drama fall apart because the contestants talk things out and figure out what's going on and therefore don't blame each other as much, other times the contestants simply don't listen to each other because of old or new grudges.
  • Product Placement: One episode revolves entirely around McDonalds, with Chris shilling the restaurant every chance he gets.
  • Purple Prose: The story Trent writes for the fanfiction challenge is so deeply purple that it reads like a troll fic.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: Heather struggles with this; the problem is only amplified by Chris doing his damnest to shove her back into the role of villain.
  • Relative Error: When Heather sees Geoff and Marilee together, she assumes they are on a date, not realizing that they are siblings.
  • Retcon: A later, unrelated story by the same author implies that Katie wrote Total Drama Chris as a fanfiction. This would certainly explain Katie's portrayal.
  • Rule of Three: During Day 4's 'secret challenge', Chris is punched out three times in a row, by Trent, Tyler and Chef.
  • Running Gag: Throughout the series, the cast frequently performs a Last-Second Word Swap on the title, replacing Chris's name with somebody else's, much to the host's frustration.
  • Serial Escalation: As you read, some questions arise, like how much of a Jerkass can Chris get? How worse the next Moral Event Horizon can be? How "evil" can Todd's plans be?
  • Shout-Out:
    • The series takes several cues from Total Drama Comeback, including a few of its Crack Pairings.
    • One challenge is based off of Sailor Moon. References are made to both the original series and The '90s English dub, with Noah expressing shock that Lindsay is only familiar with the subbed version.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: The girls in general get far more focus and development than the boys.
  • Straw Misogynist: Invoked when the campers have to Cosplay as each other: Justin is assigned Ezekiel, and takes advantage of this to gleefully spout the most sexist rhetoric he can come up with. Chris also gleefully encourages sexist comments, though it's unclear whether he actually believes this or is just trying to stir up yet more trouble; either way, it fits with his higher level of Jerkass.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: In-universe, some of the contestants seem to think Leanne is a girl. His having a girl's name doesn't help.
  • Villainous Breakdown:
    • Justin gets one in TD Chris, after their elimination.
    • Gwen also has one, when she discovers that everyone voted against her, to her own safety.
    • Chris goes into an ever-larger, ever more insane one throughout TD Chris, with several meltdowns and tantrums along the way, culminating in completely losing his job at the end.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Noah badmouthing his love interest Katie in front of her, without feeling remorse. It was a challenge, but still...
  • Wish Fulfillment: A later, unrelated story by the same author implies that Katie wrote Total Drama Chris as a fanfiction. Naturally, Katie's the heroine.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Leanne (a boy, despite the name) says, just before his boxing match with Ophelia in the first aftermath, that he doesn't have a problem with hitting her.
  • Wrongly Accused: Heather has to cope with this. Leshawna also got a lot of this in her Backstory, contributing to her Freudian Excuse.

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