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Code Total Drama Reality, written by Lord Maximus, combines the intense action of Code Lyoko and the hilarity of Total Drama. This mammoth crossover, completed on 7 July 2017, clocks in at roughly a million words and over 150 chapters.

The story is set two years after Code Lyoko XANA has returned after faking his death. When the original gang find out, they try to stop him, however Lyoko and the monsters aren't like they remember. They are soon overpowered, and Yumi, Ulrich, Odd, William, and Jeremy are captured, leaving Aelita to fight by herself. At the same time, Chris has brought all the past contestants of Total Drama back for a fourth season, in which they do challenges in the real world and a virtual one by the company Realitech. During a challenge, Gwen, Leshawna, DJ, Geoff, and Bridgette run into Aelita as she's attacked by a materialized monster. After they save Aelita she asks for their help and brings them to the factory when they become the new Lyoko warriors. So now they must juggle the show as well as fight XANA to save the world.


Now with a work-in-progress character sheet.

Lyoko Warriors:

Originally it was Aelita and the five mentioned above, however over the course of the story new warriors are added and some warriors are prevented from fighting in Lyoko, but have a chance of returning. Here is a list of everybody who fought at Lyoko at some point.

XANA's Generals

Along with his monsters and his own avatar XANA created his own team of warriors based of of the DNA of the original Lyoko he captured, and at one point three of the new Lyoko warriors. While they have some similarities to the originals the the generals are opposites personality wise and are essentially The Psycho Rangers. They are very powerful even if the Lyoko Warriors have the number advantage.

  • Shadow of the Endless Night: He is actually the A.I. William Jeremy created, XANA freed him and upgraded his intellect and give him all of the powers William had while under his control plus more. Driven by revenge Shadow led Xana's armies. He also has a demonic Super Mode. After his continuing failures XANA demoted him and made Lilith the new head general. This caused Shadow to betray XANA and steal Noah's Multi-Agent and fuses to became as strong as XANA is.
  • Ryder of the Storm: Based off of Ulrich. Ryder wields a long katana and used red lightning attacks. Ryder is pretty cocky and is quick to lose his temper.
  • Yuki of the Blizzard: Based off of Yumi. Yuki is a graceful ice user who do many thing from ice blasts to ice weapons and making snowmen armies, making her a real threat in the ice sector. Matching her ice powers Yuki is quiet, withdrawn and cool-headed in battle
  • Lilith of the Mirage: Based off of Jeremy. (Bet you didn't see that coming!) Lilith wields a bow and special arrows and is a Master of Illusion as well as portals and creation. Lilith tends to have the personality of little girl and is pretty mischievous. After beating Shadow she is made the leader of the generals.
  • Cyrus of the Nightmare: Based off of Odd. Cyrus had a third eye that allowed him to read minds and predict his opponent's moves and is able to copy their weapons and abilities, with this he handled Geoff, Leshawna and Bridgette by himself. He was killed by Cody and his time-control powers.
  • Sora of the Maelstrom: A general created from Heather's DNA. He is armored warrior who wields an air blade.
  • Jinx of the Curse: Created from Gwen's DNA, Jinx wields a spear and casts curses on her enemies.
  • Blade of the Quake: Despite being made from Noah's DNA Quake, he has a rather punk-like appearance, and is very big, gruff, and powerful, as he demonstrated by throwing a megatank in the air and ripping it in half. He can also use his blood to create weapons and armor as hard as steel. The blood is also unaffected by the Digital Sea. Blades true form is the blood, and thus he cannot be destroyed unless he's hit in his core. Currently deceased.
  • Cain of the Inferno: Created from Seraphim's Digital DNA. He is capable of controlling fire and wields a claymore. Also has a pet phoenix known as Ember, which is much more powerful than standard ones.
  • Agro of the Bloody Lands: Created from Duncan's DNA. Unlike the other generals, he is rather unruly, hence the reason XANA keeps him in chains. He is very agile and strong and is capable of spitting acid from his mouth similar to a Hornet.
  • Ahriman of the Void: Created from Courtney's DNA who lives inside of Agro and can attack his enemies using invisible hands.
  • Jade of the Prism: Created from Cody's DNA. She uses the bands on her wrists to use different attacks, such as summoning fire.

This story shows examples of:

  • The Ace: Seraphim, a hyper-competant A.I. designed by Robby.
  • Action Girl: All of the female Lyoko warriors and generals. Also Lindsay in the virtual zombie challenge.
  • Affably Evil: Sora, which contrasts directly with his "mother" Heather.
  • And I Must Scream: Becoming trapped within Lyoko, never starving, aging, or dying unless by falling into the digital sea, wherein your body and mind will be scattered throughout the web. Aelita's mother took the last option after Lyon had imprisoned her in the digital realm. Then, in a magnificent twist of Death by Irony, Lyon also becomes trapped in a digital isle by XANA.
  • Badass Bystander: What convinces Aelita to have the Total Drama cast help her fight against XANA is how they could curb-stomp a Tarantula in the real world with broken bench parts.
  • Berserk Button: Duncan has gotten sick being called a punk. So much so that he gets rid of his mohawk and piercings.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Cody, even while still a rookie, battles against Cyrus, a general, and wins.
  • Big Badass Battle Sequence: Plenty, but so far the battle while they're at the forest (which introduces not only six new warriors, but Lilith as well) stands out particularly well.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Cody starts out as one; later applies to the arrival of Seraphim.
  • Bigger on the Inside: The central tower in the City Sector. The Trope Namer is even referenced!
  • Bland-Name Product: Chapter 35 gives us ones for several video games and movies, namely Geriatric Scrolls, Dead International Space Station, Saskatchewan Pitchfork Massacre, and Clogs of War.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Early on, XANA possesses nearly all of the Total Drama gang with specters. Alejandro during the later parts of the "Deal With the Devil" arc.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Noah once, when a XANA attack seemed to carry some disturbing implications.
  • Breather Episode: Chapter 24, set after the rather emotionally heavy "Deal With the Devil" arc and before the action-filled "Field Trip" arc, deals with a wrestling match Total Drama style, followed by some extensive flashbacks of some unbelievable antics from Kurt and Carlos. Basically, most of the time the fic goes back to Total Drama segments, it'll be a Breather Episode.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Due to XANA's interference, DJ, Leshawna, Cody, and Geoff can't go into Lyoko after the "Field Trip" arc.
    • They get better in "Armageddon Part 2" only for Courtney and Duncan to fall prey to this.
  • Calling Your Attacks: As per Code Lyoko tradition, Aelita, the original Lyoko gang, XANA's generals, and on occasion Gwen do this.
  • The Cameo: During one of the virtual challenges Team Victory encountered Predator and Shrek's Puss in Boots.
  • Cast from Hit Points: Some of Gwen's spells cost life points as does Courtney's healing powers.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: Mostly by Noah, and Lilith and Sora make a point on how cliche it is.
  • Character Development: Gwen and Trent have regained their personalities from season 1, Geoff and Bridgette do more than just make out, DJ has self-esteem, and Heather and Courtney break out of their Alpha Bitch status.
  • Chainsaw Good: Trent's guitar can also act as a chainsaw.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Robby, who showed up as a technical assistant at TDR, is revealed to be Waldo Schaeffer's former student and the creator of Seraphim.
  • Chekhov's Skill: In some major battles Gwen and Cody revealed some useful abilities they discovered while training on Lyoko. It can apply on a wider range to the rest of the Total Drama regulars in that the constant abuse they were put in the last three seasons has given them the strength and endurance to fight against whole armies of XANA's monsters.
  • *Click* Hello: Cody attempts this on XANA. It doesn't work.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Gwen's spells emit different colored auras.
    • Each Spell and it's color.
      • Fire - Red
      • White - Energy Strings
      • Green - Wind
      • Yellow - Earth
      • Light Blue - Stat boost
      • Black - Shadow Veil
      • Purple - Poison
      • Pink - Anti-XANA
    • Jade's wristbands glow different colors depending on the power she uses.
      • Red- Fire
      • Emerald- Super Speed
  • Common Tongue/Translation Convention: It's justified both ways- Aelita is very intelligent and would be good at English and French is a second language in Canada. Aelita also notes in hearing the Total Drama cast for the first time on how their accents are "odd."
  • Compensating for Something: There are in-universe jokes thrown about on swords and such, but Sora and Noah's roast at chapter 46 cranks it up a notch.
  • Continuity Porn: Lord Maximus clearly knows his stuff on both shows, as the story calls back to countless instances from previous Total Drama seasons as well as the origins of Lyoko, XANA, and Project Carthage (which Aelita's father worked on and created XANA for in hopes of countering it).
  • Cool Helmet: Sora's eagle helmet, with the added benefit that it can shoot lasers.
  • Costume Porn: Not all of them are particularly detailed, but each Lyoko team member and XANA general has his or her own unique battle costume. The outfits in the virtual zombie challenge are all also described extensively and each have a Van Helsing flavor to them.
  • Crossover: Crosses Code Lyoko with Total Drama, using characters and settings from both. Very long story short, several of the Total Drama cast are recruited to bolster the ranks of the Lyoko warriors in the face of a serious threat.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Gwen and her shadow veil spell. Geoff's Lyoko outfit also has a surprising amount of black and dark colors.
  • Darker and Edgier: Moreso compared to the original two shows.
    • Lighter and Softer: On the other hand, Total Drama Reality (the show in-universe) is considerably less dangerous than World Tour, sticking to the more conventional reality show challenges from Island.
  • Dead Man Writing: The video message that Seraphim sends to the Lyoko gang, informing them on Lyoko's Carbon Copy, where XANA's lair is located.
  • Deal with the Devil: XANA using a human guise restored Alejandro's body in exchange for sabotaging the VR pods. Ironically that was the name of the chapter.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: A common problem with the author's writing style; it gives a good picture on the fighting choreography, but can be pretty distracting.
  • Distress Ball: The original Lyoko team has now spent about 100 chapters in XANA's Lyoko copy, though the latest author's note hints that Aelita and her team are at least getting close.
  • Dual Wielding: Several of the Generals and new Warriors wield weapons in both hands simultaneously: Bridgette (surfboard swords); Geoff (chakrams), Cody (pistols), Yuki (ice swords), and Seraphim (daggers).
  • Elemental Powers: And a lot of them.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Duncan as "Three Days Grace Reject" and "Punk," Trent as "Elvis," and Alejandro as "Spaz" and "Darth Alejandro".
  • Energy Absorption: How Nephilim is defeated.
  • "Everybody Laughs" Ending: Chapter 35.
  • Executive Meddling: A rare good in-universe example; this Total Drama season is far less life-threatening and the setting is much more accommodating due to some real interference from Carlos and the rest of the executive board on Chris.
  • Feathered Fiend: The Terror Bird, a new Lyoko monster.
  • Fire-Forged Friends
  • Foil: Often the case with Lyoko Warriors and the AI generals created with their DNA, and it's shown that they can even be of opposite genders; Jeremy and Lilith and Noah and Blade are probably the most jarring cases.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: It happens to Gwen and Izzy in ch.62 but not in the usual way. Their skin, eyes, and hair swap colors and parts of their personality go the other. None the less Hilarity Ensues.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Gwen does this often to Heather and Courtney when they first come to Lyoko.
  • Graceful Loser: Even when Noah is struggling in a project for the first time in creating his multi-agent program to counter XANA and when said program backfires and accidentally gives Shadow a major power upgrade, he takes it in stride with a healthy amount of Heroic Self-Deprecation.
  • Grand Theft Me: Heather and Gwen have had their bodies taken over by Shadow and XANA respectively.
  • Groin Attack - typically called the "Kick of a Billion Years of Pain."
  • Halfway Plot Switch: There are two other recurring plot lines; one which involves FBI agent Ray Parker investigating the disappearance of the Kadic kids (and subsequently becoming further involved in researching Aelita's past) and the other involving one of the scientists of Project Carthage creating an all-powerful AI himself.
  • He's Back!: The whole kick-off for the story.
  • Here We Go Again!: After Nephilim set the Reset Button on their relationship, Courtney and Duncan are back to where they were before chapter 29.
  • Hero Secret Service: Now with over thirteen members!
  • Heroic BSoD: Gwen has one in chapter 61 but Trent manages to help her overcome it.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Subverted twice with Aelita, later pulled by Seraphim.
  • Hit Points
  • Humiliation Conga: Chris
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: Though more in a Fire-Forged Friends manner than with any romantic implication. The kicker? It's Trent to Duncan.
    Trent: Only I get to make fun of that Three Days Grace reject.
  • I Sense a Disturbance in the Force: Xana when he discovers Nephilim was coming to Lyoko.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: One of XANA's polymorphs (disguised as Aelita) drove a knife into Gwen once, nearly killing her.
  • Insistent Terminology: Not by the characters... but the author, who keeps correcting any use of "Carlos and Kurt" as "Kurt and Carlos" in-story in parentheses.
  • It's Personal: Kurt and Carlos hate Chris, let's just leave it at that.
  • Kill It with Ice: XANA's scheme in chapters 45-46.
  • Kill It with Water: His next plot.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Chris suffers for this big time.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: And just when Courtney and Duncan got over their BST...
  • Last Request: A unique variation; Duncan, while not dying, has been dealt a devirtualizing blow. By the time he goes back to the real world, he (like Courtney shortly before him) will remember nothing of his experiences as a Lyoko warrior. As he's fading away he asks the gang to help in reconciling him and Courtney again.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Characters have commented on how they look 3-D in Lyoko.
  • Life Drain: Courtney can drain monsters of their life points to restore all of hers.
  • Loophole Abuse: How the Director decides to finally get rid of Chris: rather than straight up fire him, she decides to demote him. And since the contestants technically qualify as employees...
  • Mind Rape: Lillith does this to Aelita to weaken her mind to be controlled by making illusions of hr mother and friends to berate her.
  • Misfit Mobilization Moment: Twice!
  • Mission Control: Unlike in Code Lyoko (where the role was almost always Jeremy's), several group members take the role. However, the position seems mostly relegated to Cody now.
  • Nothing Is the Same Anymore: Lyoko's reformatted so that now people have all their senses and there are actually temperatures in each sector, along with four new sectors.
  • Not-So-Innocent Whistle - Chef, Duncan, and Cody each preform one... after effectively turning Chris into a walking pizza.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: Jinx, before Lord Maximus changed her outfit to a Minidress of Power; Gwen also eventually changes out of her regular outfit.
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: In chapter 55 Nephilim activates the dormant XANA coding inside Gwen to make her red and Brainwashed and Crazy again
  • On the Next: The author's note (chapter 53) has an extensive one.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Aelita manages to pull through going to Lyoko even after getting a cauterized laser wound; in the same battle Leshawna is also shot at by XANA's monsters in the real world, but she sure doesn't stop beating them up.
  • The Plan: Pulled off by XANA in multiple occasions and even Waldo Schaeffer, when it turned out that even the newly-upgraded XANA couldn't penetrate Aelita to steal the Keys to Lyoko due to Schaeffer's pre-planning on Aelita's safety.
  • Power Copying: One of Noah's abilities is to changes his hands into weapons based on the ones XANA's monsters use such as Tarantula's lasers and Krab's blades.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: XANA's generals.
  • Reconstruction: Of the infamous D/C/G love triangle, or as much as a fanfic can pull off. Gwen, realizing that she and Duncan didn't have much in common on a deeper level, reconsiders her relationship with him. She ultimately decides that a Better as Friends dynamic would be better when she sees Duncan and Trent fighting over her note . Duncan meanwhile never actually gave up on Courtney, but her controlling personality and her reliance on her parents' opinions became too much for him to deal with, prompting him to start his relationship with Gwen to make Courtney jealous. After seeing Courtney in danger in Lyoko however, Duncan properly apologizes for his behavior and the two slowly rebuild a bond over the course of 25 chapters. Courtney doesn't come away clean either, as she also comes to accept that while her intentions with Duncan were good, her treatment of him was insensitive. At this point she also sees Gwen in a new light as they become allies in Lyoko.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Respectively, Carlos and Kurt; Ryder and Yuki.
  • Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: Courtesy of, of course, Return to the Past.
  • Ship Tease: The story drops various hints that Trent and Gwen may get back together.
  • Shockwave Stomp: Eva can achieve a shockwave effect by striking a sufficiently sturdy object with her fists.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Trent and his guitar attacks are based on Eddie Riggs.
    • Duncan's berserker mode is a green version of Ghost Rider.
    • During the river race challenge, Kurt and Carlos end up mimicing dialogue from the waterfall scene from The Emperor's New Groove.
    • When Kurt and Carlos are forced to bring Chris back, and they greet him by dumping pizza fixings onto him, Chris' response is similair to the Pizza scene from the Ed, Edd n Eddy episode, An Ed Too Many.
    • Chapter 38 has the 'zombie kill of the week' gag from Zombieland.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: When it's revealed that XANA has been hiding in the original supercomputer the entire time, and disabled the manual shutdown, Duncan and Heather each separately suggest taking a hammer to the thing. Both times it's pointed out that the supercomputer is nuclear: any physical damage could irradiate the entire city.
  • Sweet Tooth: Lillith when she's in the real world.
    • Yuri, who has a love of forzen treats.
  • Take That!: Many a shot is fired at Twilight.
  • "Take That!" Kiss: So random it needs to be spoilered: Lilith to Noah!
  • The Team: Played with in that the members of Lyoko team often rotate their roles in the group.
  • Temporary Blindness: One of XANA's attacks included light bulbs going off and blinding people.
  • Those Two Guys: Kurt and Carlos.
  • There Was a Door: When the Lyoko team decides to bring in Kurt and Carlos on a more permanent basis, they make their entrance into the factory by driving Carlos' car through the front door (nearly running over Noah, much to his chagrin), followed by Kurt jumping through said car's windshield (much to Carlos' chagrin). When complained about this by Noah/Carlos, Carlos'/Kurt's response?
    I was in the moment, and the moment said 'Dramatic Car Entrance/Exit'.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Everyone who becomes a Lyoko warrior in this story and XANA's monsters.
  • Troperiffic: Each episode is written like a TV episode (mixing in memorable elements from both shows), the author obliges in using pop culture references and lampshading the cliches, and just look at the size of this page!
  • Twitchy Eye: Heather does this when Sora says he was made from her DNA and called her mom.
  • Uncanny Valley Girl: Invoked by the XANA polymorph that disguises itself as Aelita.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Blaineley, Heather, and Sierra. Alejandro however, is completely fixed up by XANA at the start of the "Deal With the Devil" arc and as such earns the suspicion of the Lyoko team. After a Return to the Past, he then goes back to the robot suit.
  • Volleying Insults: Noah and Sora engage in a pretty harsh round of this in their first battle.
  • The Watson: The new Lyoko warriors; comes with the territory of being initiated into a years-long struggle against a psycho computer program.
  • Wham Episode: Chapter 29; Armageddon Parts 2 and 3.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: The A.I.s created by the Lyoko Warriors' DNA often go into the issue, especially Cyrus, before his death.
  • White Mask of Doom: Seraphim. Subverted in that he's actually one of the good guys.
  • The Worf Effect: The original Code Lyoko gang gets hid with this hard due to XANA's upgrade in the beginning.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Aelita at the beginning; applies later to Courtney and Duncan.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Trent's talk to Gwen in chapter 61.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: One of the show challenges as well as a following XANA attack.