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Total Drama Do Over is a 2012-2017 Total Drama Alternate Universe Fic and Fix Fic created by CoGreen20 (and a later expanded writing team) on DeviantArt. The episode structure is essentially the same as that of the original Total Drama, but with different outcomes.

The series has every challenge in the show's canon, give or take a few; but the first season includes every character up to Season Four and seven Original Characters, plus two submitted by fans. This leads to different interactions and eliminations. With the fourth season Total Drama Revenge Do Over, sixteen other original characters, made by DeviantArt users, were added to the roster.

The final season was Total Drama Ridonculous Race Do Over, consisting of characters from the canon Spin-Off Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race, including the new characters from the canon spinoff, canon characters that did not appear in the canon spinoff, and some OCs including one new one, Michael. CoGreen20 would later pen the Pokémon fanfiction Region Trotters, heavily inspired by Total Drama.


First chapter starts here.

This fanfiction includes examples of:

  • Aborted Arc: Brunch of Disgustingness seemed to hint at a Ship Tease between Abigail and Owen, but since he left the island sick, it is not elaborated upon much.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Dakota, not being presented the same opportunities for Character Development as canon, definitely qualifies. In World Tour, she forges a breakup letter from Abagail to cause drama, rigs Noah out of the competition, and is generally an unpleasant person.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Courtney, while maintaining many of her negative traits from canon, doesn't take a level in jerkass after Island.
    • Duncan, while largely maintaining his canon characterization, has the decency to break things off with Courtney on his own.
  • Adapted Out: Three canon Ridonculous Race characters, Brody, Mary, and Miles, do not appear. Ellody and Laurie instead partner up with Scarlett and Dawn, respectively, while Geoff does not compete.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Courtney, again, hints at this by crushing on Duncan. Mel does as well, although it seems to be for more physical reasons.
  • Alpha Bitch: Heather and Vanessa are notorious for their vanity, coldness, and belittling of others. This causes the two to feud.
  • Always Someone Better: While Alejandro has this problem with his brother Jose as in canon, Will also has this as a Freudian Excuse for his emo personality- his parents pay more attention to his brother Jack than him, as Jack is a very talented jock and bullies Will for being lesser than him.
  • An Aesop: Every episode of All Stars features at least one moral listed in the description, usually pertaining to the eliminated contestant, but occasionally involving other major characters of the episode as well. Some of these fall into Spoof Aesop, such as "Food Fright" claiming Robert's lesson was, ""Pancakes taste better with butter."
  • Ascended Extra: Most one-shot premergers from canon get a second season, to the point, it'd be easier to list the exceptions - Staci and Beardo. Most even make it to merge, at least once.
    • In-Universe, Justin, Robert, and Randy get much more screen time on their second appearance than their debut.
    • One character, Eva fits this trope in both of the above categories.
    • Noah is an interesting case. While he definitely qualified in the earlier seasons, his appearance on Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race, which came out during Pahkitew Do-Over, retroactively downplayed this example.
  • Author Avatar: While neither a contestant of a host, CoGreen occasionally make brief appearances as himself, usually for a gag, but occasionally addressing characters or the audience.
  • Batman Gambit: In the ninth inning of World Tour, Scott, after being tipped off by Beth that Courtney insisted on blindsiding Mel, correctly called that she would swap out the dummies in the final challenge. As a result, he switched them back to prevent losing on a technicality.
  • Beware the Nice Ones:
  • Discussed by Heather in TDWTDO: she thinks Nathaniel's naievity is a ploy to fool the others while he makes alliances.
  • Big Bad: Alejandro in Island, Vanessa and Heather in Action, Mel in World Tour, Mal in All Stars, Scarlett in Revenge, and Heather and Alejandro in Ridonculous Race.
  • Break-Up Song:
    • In "Jamaica Me Sweat," Noah sings "Oh My Abby," a new version of "Oh My Izzy" lamenting Abigail seemingly breaking up with him on the fly. (In reality, it's just Dakota stirring up drama with a fake breakup note.)
    • In "Pitching Pahkipella," Charlotte sings an original song chastising Trent for his emotional abuse and dumping him for good. This sends the recipient into a vicious rage.
  • Butt-Monkey: DJ, especially in That's Off The Chain!, when he is constantly slapped and just plain hit this trope is named.
  • Call-Back: Mystery Meat continues to cameo throughout Island, even singing in Brunch.
  • Cassandra Truth: After the events of Brunch of Disgustingness, Noah correctly suspects Alejandro of poisoning Owen's food, which is rejected by most the cast.
    • In Saving Private Leechball, Zoey reporting on Mike/Mal hitting her leads to her elimination.
  • Cast of Snowflakes: While a few characters appear similar at first, such as Heather and Vanessa, Character Development either shows or reveals underlying differences between the two.
  • Cliffhanger : First episode of Island.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander:
    • Izzy, like her canon counterpart, does crazy stuff seemingly just for the sake of it.
    • Sierra, also like canon, is often so obsessed with her crush (or some other interest) that it blinds her to reality.
    • Abigail, an OC, has this as her defining character trait. She is an avid daydreamer, gets sidetracked easily, and likes activities such as chasing squirrels.
  • Creator Cameo: At least a couple regarding main author CoGreen20 and occasional writer MightyMewtron, the latter of whom appears in "Tale as New As York" as one of the last locals.
  • Character Development: one of the most lauded aspects, giving filler characters their time in the limelight
  • Creator In-Joke: Done often, especially in the extra episode where Vanessa, Anne Maria and Mama DJ go to the mall and in the alternate ending for Island.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Team Maskwak gets ridiculously obliterated throughout "Blast From the Past" to the point Chris forces a last-minute rigged tiebraker so Team Kinosewak can lose. Team Maskwak loses nevertheless.
  • Cute Kitten:
    • Abigail has a kitten on her shirt to emphasize her perkiness and cuteness.
    • In "Walk Like an Egyptian Part 1", Team Gloom N Doom gets a cat as their reward.
  • Darker and Edgier:
    • All Stars, due to Mal and his dark backstory and acts as the antagonist, as well as his actions towards Bridgette and Zoey.
    • Scarlett is arguably the most terrifying villain, to the degree Nicole was on the show just to track her down.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    • Noah, like in canon, spends many of his lines emotionlessly snarking at his teammates.
    • Tanner is a smartass who spends much of his time snarking about his teammates' idiocy.
  • "Dear John" Letter: In "Jamaica Me Sweat," Dakota feigns a breakup note from Abigail to Noah to break Noah's heart and create drama.
  • Demoted to Extra: The Adversity Twins, while not main characters in canon, go home much sooner in Do-Over.
  • The Diss Track:
    • In "NASA Nots," Beth and Nathaniel sing a song dedicated to cussing Mel out for bullying them the whole season. It's particularly a shock as these two usually have very clean mouths.
    • "Pitching Pahkitella" invokes this, as the challenge has other characters write mean songs to try and make other characters either cry or get violent. Ella grapples with the idea that songs could ever be used for cruelty.
  • Double Entendre:
  • Robert asks DJ how much he costs followed by DJ backing away slowly.
  • To fit in with her flirtatious personality, practically everything Mel says is some kind of dirty pun. In the World Tour premiere alone, she gives the line, "I've been in worse positions," in regards to seating arrangements, and "HURRY UP and get out...unless you want company," with the latter being said seductively.
  • Dysfunction Junction: As the series takes on a Darker and Edgier tone in All Stars, large swaths of the cast have some kind of dark backstory. To name a few, Jack got into superheroes because his father is a shady businessman, Abagail is ambiguously a child by rape, and Mal developed disassociative identities thanks to Absuive Parents.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The first two seasons use more inside jokes and references and are much less dramatic and adult than the later seasons.
  • Everyone Can See It:
  • Everyone Meets Everyone: In the first episode, the whole cast is introduced to one another.
  • Everyone Is Related: Many characters turn out to be related to each other, especially when it comes to relating original characters to canon characters.
    • Nathaniel is Josh's nephew.
    • Coby's biography states that he's Duncan's cousin.
    • Pahkitew makes the claim that Charlotte is related to Sanders.
    • Alice adopted [[spolier:Scarlett]] an unknown time before Revenge, making her and Chris adopted siblings.]]
    • One of the locks to the mainframe of Pahkitew Island requires a DNA test, which claims that Colton and Abigail are related.
    • Scott learns in Ridonculous Race that Crimson is his Long Lost Sister, Albertha
  • Expy:
    • Abigail is based off Mabel from Gravity Falls, with her perky attitude and her bright pink sweater.
    • Felicity is one of Applejack. Invoked in Celebrity Manhunt 2 when she turns into Applejack and returns back to the show.
  • Faint in Shock: in "Mo Monkeys Mo Problems, Nathaniel passes out from shock when he sees Charlotte and Mel kiss.
  • Fourth-Wall Mail Slot: Many of the aftermath episodes allowed fans to submit their own video guests.
  • Gainax Ending: The alternate ending to Total Drama Island Do Over. It's apparently canon, but very...odd.
  • The Good Guys Always Win: The villains are usually eliminated just before the final two or three.
  • Graceful Loser: Many. A few notable examples include:
    • In Action, Tyler, the final premerger, appears upset at first, but is actually really happy to have improved on their performance in Island.
    • The first boots of Ridonculous Race, Katie and Sadie, enjoyed their brief run, and tell the other teams to enjoy the rest of the race.
  • G-Rated Drug: In "Walk Like An Egpytian Part 1", Mel spikes the punch with "a buttload of sugar".
  • Gratuitous Japanese:
    • In the Japan episode of World Tour, Shin speaks Japanese in the Athens commercial.
    • Giselle, being a Lolita/weeaboo, sprinkles some Japanese into her otherwise English vocabulary.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Happens often with the villains, though some examples take longer than others
    • The first villain to go through this was Vanessa after being locked up for several episodes in a warehouse
    • She was followed by Scott in Total Drama World Tour, most of the villains in Total Drama All Stars, Scarlett and Tanner
    • The last villain to go through this was Alejandro who took losing not only Ridonculous Race Do Over but also losing Heather's heart as a result of her own heel face turn
  • Important Haircut: Will cutting his bangs in the Christmas special, indicating his moving past being a loner.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Both Alejandro and Heather undergo a lot of pain in their respective elimination episodes.
    • In Action, Heather still gets her hair shaved off!
    • Vanessa gets one during Action when Heather locks her away and takes her place on the show.
    • Mel received a huge "The Reason You Suck" Speech from Beth in "Drumheller", and is subsequently eliminated by her later on, the bonus being she's punched by Courtney.
      • In All Stars, she receives her karma for cheating on Duncan with Alejandro, then on Alejandro with Jose when she is eliminated and dumped by all three.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Vanessa and Sammy. The former's primary interest is fashion and beauty, while the latter is a feminine cheerleader.
  • Long-Lost Relative:
    • Subverted with Abigail and Colton, as Chris rigged the door panel to tell them they were related.
    • Before a rewrite where Shin came out as gay, this was the original reason for Shin and Bridgette's breakup, as neither felt comfortable as Kissing Cousins.
  • Loophole Abuse: In "Post-Plunker's Paradise," Chris gives each camper one phone call, but instructs them to not call 911. During B's turn, he dials 112... the number for the police in Finland.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Mel is notorious for her flirtation and high sex drive. In Pahkitew, she maintains these traits, but also opens herself up more around Charlotte and generally Takes A Level In Kindness.
  • Love Dodecahedron: The entirety of the TDDO series results in a messy one. For instance, Geoff had feelings for Bridgette, before becoming Gwen's boyfriend in a later season. Prior to dating Geoff, Gwen had feelings for Trent, who was a couple with Charlotte. Mel goes on to date Charlotte after her breakup with Trent, but not before catching feelings for Harrison. Meanwhile, Shin, partner of Harrison, closes the loop as he used Bridgette as a beard before coming out.
  • Love Triangle:
    • Courtney and Duncan become a couple in Island, and remain together as of World Tour. However, while Courtney is still happy with Duncan, Duncan becomes interested in Mel, ultimately breaking up with Courtney to be with Mel.
    • In Island, Charlotte and Gwen both develop crushes on Trent, who himself likes Charlotte.
  • Mugged for Disguise: The big plot twist of Action is that Heather kidnapped Vanessa and disguised herself as her to enter the game discretely. Upon being caught, Chris decides to let her continue playing as herself.
  • Musical Episode:
    • "Musical Blunder Number" in Action, despite only having a few songs, has challenges focused on musical numbers and the contestants singing.
    • "Pitching Pahkipella" in Pahkitew has all the contestants write insulting songs for one another and sing them aloud.
  • Mind Screw:
    • Before a "proper" rewrite was done, the alternate ending of Island gives neither finalist the win, instead opting for random, at time incomprehensible antics.
    • At the final eight of Pahkitew, the bulk of the episode had No Fourth Wall as a way to drive conflict, only to reset near the end.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: In Pahkitew, Trent becomes convinced that Charlotte's apathy towards him is a sign of infidelity and tries to scout out whoever she's seeing on the side. He narrows it down to Geoff, even physically assaulting him. Charlotte's not actually cheating on him, though. However, Mel kisses her backstage in "Pitching Pahkipella," as their relationship has only strengthened due to Trent's paranoia, but Charlotte dumps Trent immediately afterwards.
  • Mistaken for Gay:
    • Many of Topher's teammates mistake his admiration for Chris as something else.
    • Giselle points out the Foe Yay between Harrison and Colton multiple times, though this is subverted with Harrison being actually bisexual.
  • Mythology Gag: In Awwww, Drumheller, the remaining contestants, hallucinating from the heat, "interact" with the canon final four, as jokes are made regarding the inconsistency between timelines. This is repeated in Zeke and Ye Shall Find, under the pretense of gas fumes, this time mocking the Idiot Plot tendencies of canon.
  • Nepotism: Topher tries to invoke this in Ridonculous as he is Don's son. It doesn't work.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Bridgette, on the heroic hamsters no less, winds up being the person to accidentally unleash Mal. Subverted when Mal is actually the host of the system and has been repressed over the years to the will of his abusive parents
  • Noodle Incident: The extent of the injuries during Topher's time hosting Total Drama Do Over
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Scarlett believes Ella is doing this.
    • Krystal's strategy is based off of utilizing this to lower everyone's expectations about her.
  • Obvious Rule Patch:
    • New measures are taken after Geoff, prompted by Alejandro, rigs the votes in Island to void similar results in future eliminations.
    • In All-Stars: Mal gets away with it anyway, thanks to Loophole Abuse, which promptly gets patched out for the next elimination.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted with Jack sharing his name with Will's older brother, though the Revenge Jack's real name (only revealed after his season, though) is Jayyid.
    • Also Averted with TDI, TDA, and TDAS competitor Mike (The MPD) with RRDO competitor Michael (One half of the Lawyers with Courtney)
    • Also Averted with TDIDO, TDADO, TDWTDO, TDRRDO competitor DJ; Devon Joseph and one half of team best friends, Devin.
  • Noah agrees to chase squirrels.
  • Orwellian Retcon: Around the time of All Stars Do Over, CoGreen20 rewrote certain scenes in the previous seasons, most drastically changing the Bridgette and Shin breakup subplot from them discovering they're Kissing Cousins to Shin realizing he's gay.
  • Precision F-Strike: In "This is the Pits!" Colton gets away with saying "shit" uncensored, which is lampshaded.
  • Put on a Bus: At the end of the second Celebrity Manhunt special, Felicity returns to Equestria through a portal and transforms into Applejack because the creator simply got bored with her.
  • Queer Colors: When Giselle reveals that Harrison is bisexual, she throws blue, purple, and pink confetti into the air.
  • A Rare Sentence: In the TDPDO finale:
    Jasmine: Is dodging all of these robotic rocket trees really worth it for my cage-fighting flower shop? ... (long pause) ... For some reason, that sentence sounded okay.
  • Retcon: The original Shin/Bridgette plotline in Island with them being cousins was replaced with Shin being gay a few years later to be more inclusive and more logical. A few other, less noticeable edits to older seasons have taken place since around 2016.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Boisterous black woman LeShawna from the original show maintains this role, but Mama DJ is even more bold and sassy in Action.
    • Mystery Meat parodies this, despite being sentient meat rather than a black woman.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Throughout "Search and Do Not Destroy", Harold is reluctant to go into the girls' bunks where his key is. It was on the front steps of the cabin the whole time.
  • Shout-Out:
    • In the second aftermath, a guest named Trixie who talks in the third person appears. In the first, a peppy, cupcake loving girl named Penny is a guest. They are expies Trixie Lulamoon and Pinkie Pie respectively from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
    • "Total Drama Drama Drama Island" has the "They all collided and crashed!" part. The actual text is a little too long to paste, but it included phrases such as "TwIlIgHtSpArKlE", "JamesXJessie", "PiNkIepIe", "ILIlIkEtUrTLeS", and more.
    • Mama DJ has an "Our Tiny Horses" watch and Harold is part of the fan club.
    • An April Fool's episode that was just the word "mayonnaise" copied and pasted all over again, as a reference to Teen Nick's 2013 April Fool's joke by playing the so-called lost Rocko's Modern Life episode that turned out to be a jar of mayonnaise playing for 30 minutes.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Males and females alike are prone to Amusing Injuries, though these usually result from plane turbulence, or other environmental hazards.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Sierra still remains this, but by Action, in the aftermath, she acts more like a drama-invoker similar to Geoff in the canon TDA Aftermaths.
  • Straight Gay: Several examples:
    • Shin as revealed in Total Drama World Tour Do Over, shocking due to his previous relationship with Bridgette.
    • Michael in The Ridonculous Race Do Over once he explicitly flirts with Jacques.
  • Take a Third Option: After returning as a mole for Chris, Brick, wanting to maintain his honor while fulfilling his end of the agreement, purposefully gets caught in the act of sabotage, allowing himself to get voted out.
  • Take That!:
    • In the now-deleted mall special, a boy named Brady is used as bait for Fredwina. Brady was the name of an enemy of CoGreen20.
    • Zoey is the runner-up of Island, but doesn't win in the original alternate ending. Word of God has suggested it is because CoGreen hates her too much to let her win.
    • Tons against the canon Total Drama. TDWTDO and TDASDO take a ton of potshots towards the canon season five especially.
  • Token Good Teammate:
  • Leshawna is the only true "hero" on the Villainous Vultures team in All Stars, much to her chagrin. However, other members of her team eventually face redemption, partly due to her efforts.
  • Unexpectedly Dark Episode: Brunch of Disgustingness. Primarily due to Owen's severe poisoning and Zoey's emotional backstory. It breaks away from the normal comedic routine of the first season.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Averted for the contestants. Staci, the only first boot not to compete on another season, had a significant cameo in Seek and Ye Shall Lie.
  • Wham Line: Near the end of "Error! Sanity Not Found", revealing two characters are possibly related:
  • Wham Episode: At least one per season, but highlights include:
    • World Tour has "Loch Where You're Going". The fan favorite, Abigail, is eliminated and Duncan dumps Courtney for Mel.
    • All Stars gets it MUCH harder in "Defiled". Mal is revealed to be the system host and is eliminated, Chef replaces Chris temporarily, and the final two is revealed to be Bridgette and Jo.
      • Even before that, Word of God considers "Saving Private Leechball" to be one, since Mike as Mal abuses Zoey, who proceeds to break up with him, and her percieved deception means she is eliminated
    • "Pitching Pahkapella" in Pahkitew: Mel kisses Charlotte who then musically breaks up with Trent, who then has a breakdown and hits Geoff, who he thinks took Charlotte from him.
    • "Tisket, Casket, Blow a Gasket" in Ridonculous Race: Vanessa and Anne Maria reveal that they were fired from Giselle's company by a committee member for suupposedly being lesbian together. Alejandro and Heather get slapped by Dwayne after they insult Junior. Stephanie and Ryan break up after Stephanie is too competitive and emotionally drains Ryan.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: In "Walk Like An Egyptian: Part 1", after the contestants have a party on the plane.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: At one point, DJ crossdresses as Djette, and doesn't find it humilitating at all.
    DJette: They're acting like this is supposed to be humiliating! ...I mean... worse case scenario, my makeup smears!?
  • Who's on First?: Plenty with the formation of W.H.A.T

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