Distrust is a pair of crossover fanfictions blending Total Drama and Danganronpa written by Fuzzboy. The stories share the same base premise; taking the cast of their work, and swapping them with the other. What this leads to is two vastly different stories almost entirely different from their original concepts. The two stories are as follows:
- Totally Dramatic Island is Danganronpa-focused story, that reimagines 26 of the ultimate students as normal high-schoolers, invited to Jabberwock Island, where they are separated into two teams and forced to participate in deadly, sadistic challenges brought to life by one Chris McLean. The last player standing will receive the incredible reward of one million dollars. The main cast includes Akane Owari, Aoi Asahina, Byakuya Togami, Celestia Ludenberg, Chiaki Nanami, Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu, Gonta Gokuhara, Gundham Tanaka, Hajime Hinata, Ibuki Mioda, Kaede Akamatsu, Kazuichi Soda, Kiyotaka Ishimaru, Kokichi Oma, Kyoko Kirigiri, Leon Kuwata, Mahiru Koizumi, Makoto Naegi, Miu Iruma, Mondo Owada, Nagito Komaeda, Nekomaru Nidai, Peko Pekoyama, Sakura Ogami, Sayaka Maizono, Sonia Nevermind, Tsumugi Shirogane, and Yasuhiro Hagakure.
- A Game of Trial and Murder is a Total Drama-focused story, involving the 24 first generation contestants being reimagined as the upcoming 3rd Canadian class of Hope's Peak Academy. Upon their arrival to the school however, they find themselves trapped in a Deadly Game hosted by one Monokuma, who gives them an ultimatum; live out the rest of their lives in the school, never seeing their friends or family again...Or kill one of their classmates, get away with the crime, and "graduate" from the game, allowing them to leave. The main cast includes Alejandro Burromuerto, Bridgette Underwood, Cody Anderson, Courtney Alemany, Devon "DJ" Joseph, Duncan Anastasia, Elizabeth "Beth" Alpert, Eva Kuznetsova, Ezekiel Finch, Geoffrey "Geoff" Birza, Gwenifer "Gwen" LeWitt, Harold McGrady, Heather Doherty, Isabella "Izzy" Jones, Justin Dornan, Kathleen "Katie" Lamar, Leshawna Paradis, Lindsay Upton, Noah Sidis, Owen Stonie, Sarah "Sadie" Sutherland, Sierra Sandretzky, Trent McCartney, and Tyler Bolt.
As of August 22nd, across both stories, 4 chapters have been released and 23,000 words archived.
Distrust provides examples of:
- Alternate Universe Fic: Both of them naturally fall into this, taking the base premise of their respective games, and simply swapping the cast around for different results.
- Crossover Alternate Universe: Specifically, the cast's personalities, motives, and backstories all are changed around considerably to better fit with their own stories.
- Time Skip: Both stories take place a considerable bit into the future of both their series; TDI takes place roughly one-year after Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race aired, while Trial & Murder takes place about two-decades after the events of Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School.
- Adaptational Villainy: Jin Kirigiri, unlike his relatively harmless (though stupid) self in canon, is genuinely quite threatening and intimidating here, spending most of his screentime screwing over and intimidating Chris.
- Big Bad Ensemble: With the exception of Chris, Chef, and Monokuma, among the players, Byakuya, Celestia, Fuyuhiko, Gundham, Kokichi, Miu, Mondo, and possibly even Tsumugi stand out as potential major antagonists.
- Butt-Monkey: Hiro and Kazuichi pretty quickly find themselves at the bottom of the totem pole, becoming something comparable to cruel jokes to the rest of the cast.
- Chris gets even less respect from this cast than he did from his original contestants.
- Casanova Wannabe: Leon's attempts to flirt with the girls are...Less than impressive. With the odd exception of Ibuki and Tsumugi.
- Similarly and to an even more pathetic degree, Kazuichi's attempts to get on Sonia's good side aren't very successful.
- Demoted to Extra: Several characters were students (and thus main characters) in the Danganronpa series are relegated to limited staff roles in the story proper. These include Kirumi, Rantaro, Mikan, etc.
- Monokuma especially, as while he is in the story, he won't be as active of a villain as in canon, and considering the Lighter and Softer tone of the story, likely won't be seriously hurting anyone.
- Depraved Kids' Show Host: As expected, the one and only Chris McLean .
- The Ditz: Hiro is...Not the brightest contestant to say the least.
- Establishing Character Moment: The second chapter is one built around these; twenty-six of them to be specific!
- Lighter and Softer: Danganronpa proper is a Deadly Game focusing on teenagers killing each other. Here, its actually rather goofy and none of the character's lives seem to be in any real risk. For now at least...
- Loophole Abuse: The forms for the competition said you must be in high school in order to participate. While most of the contestants are teenagers and at the expected age, Yasuhiro is twenty-one but was Held Back in School several times. Chris reluctantly allows him to compete.
- Love at First Sight: The first time Kazuichi's eyes meet Sonia's, he falls head over heels for her.
- Mythology Gag: The names Chris gives the teams, "The Soaring Eagles" and "The Ferocious Tigers" are the names he intended to use in Total Drama Pahkitew Island before realizing the translations were incorrect.
- Very False Advertising: Zig-Zagged; Jabberwock Island was indeed a very popular, successful resort. The false advertising comes in the fact the host neglected to mention it was basically in ruins.
- Welcome Episode: Welcome to Jabberwock Island is a chapter dedicated to introducing the entire cast to both the reader and Chris himself.