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"So, who will fall under the pressure now that the cast truly knows the circumstances of this game? What friendships will form? Who shall become mortal enemies? And most importantly, who will be the first one to be eliminated from the game?! Find out next time, on Total! Drama! Island!"
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Fuzzy Memories is an ongoing series of SYOC Total Drama and Pokémon crossover fanfictions, created and written by Fuzzboy and Delta. The series acts as a reimagining/"what if?" series, taking the contestants of both writer's previous and current works, and then placing them inside the original Total Drama as the contestants. The series' hosts are made up of Amber and Logan, and they're currently employing Pluto as chef, a position that formerly belonged to Tyson.

Fuzzy Memories: Total Drama Island is the first season of the series, acting as a reimagining of Total Drama Island. The season takes twenty four teenagers and placing them on an abandoned island to compete for 100,000 poke, they are split up into two teams; The Brainy Baltoy and The Brawny Basculin, and are subsequently forced into competing against one another in challenges, that go on to test their relationships, push their strength to the absolute limit, emotionally break their morality, and place all kinds of barriers against their own sanity! This season introduces Ace, Alfred, Alia, Bari, Benson, Brick, Brooke, Chad, Cynthia, Doc, Freya, Gareth/Gein, Isabel, Juvia, Kaden, Kanaya, Mimi, Nazira, Nedrick, Quincy, Sage, Tempest, Violet, and Zetsu as new additions to the cast. The winner of the season was Nazira.

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The Fuzzy Memories Series Contains Examples of:

  • 0% Approval Rating: Kaden is the only universally hated contestant in the entire cast, due to his rude personality, his less than comfortable attempts on Gareth, and his inability to accept his own mistakes. It's saying something when he's the only contestant during the special that never even got an offer to join any of the groups forming, as simply put, nobody wants to be around him if given the option.
  • 15 Minutes of Fame: All of the contestants are essentially competing more so for the fame they'll receive after the show over the amount of money they'll win off of it, as most are aware that the money won't last very long anyways.
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  • 100% Adoration Rating: Bari is adored by everyone in the cast at least on some level. This is mostly due to the fact that, unlike a good number of the cast, Bari is a genuinely kind hearted guy who only seems to see the best in most people and constantly shows only Undying Loyalty towards his friends, even when he probably shouldn't be so kind. Even the most hateful contestants at least seem to admire something about him. He's even admired outside of the series.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: Kaden quickly becomes something of an unwanted love interest to Gareth, quickly beginning his own attempts at trying to sexually charm him into becoming his boyfriend...Maybe. After his elimination, he basically confirms he just wants Gareth in order for him to basically be his Sex Slave of sorts, but later on, he still seems to be after Gareth, even after he's gotten a girlfriend, and the special outright confirms he has developed feelings for him. Gareth doesn't return said feelings for obvious reasons though, which Kaden usually reacts to negatively, whether it be badmouthing him or his friends, or outright trying to steal him from his girlfriend, he's always in the wrong in these situations.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Unfortunately for Isabel, both her hands are actually just incredibly sharp scythes that puncture and stand just about anything they touch, meaning she actually have a pair of absurdly sharp blades on them at all times, whether she likes it or not.
  • Absurd Phobia: "Phobia Factor" is filled to the brim with some of the most ridiculous fears possible.
  • Abusive Parents: Sadly, quite a few people in the cast don't exactly have the best parents.
    • Alfred's parents apparently don't pay much attention to him at all, and the only time they even respond to anything he tells them is if he talks about his good grades. Otherwise, he's basically ignored.
    • Similarly, Brick's father doesn't seem to actually like any of his sons all too much, and only will ever pay them much mind if they win something, and even then it's usually instantly forgotten due to him stating that he expects them to only try harder next time.
    • Cynthia's father restricts her from doing anything without his permission and demands that she always acts like his "perfect little girl".
    • Gareth and Gein's parents both have notable issues with their child. His father up and left him after his personality changed so drastically, and his mother seems to hold a type of secretive contempt for him ever since said-father left.
    • Isabel's mother outright left her family and has abandoned all contact with her daughter. Isabel has made it clear that she now holds a large amount of contempt for her mother.
    • Kaden's entire family sees him as a massive disappointment, and seems to have gone on to disown him completely from the family.
    • Quincy's mother makes it no secret that she regrets having a kid, usually preferring to outright ignore him or force him to keep to himself. Tragically, Quincy himself doesn't seem to know how awful his mother is.
    • Sage's parents don't seem to even notice she exists half the time.
    • While we never meet or even learn about her actual parents, Tempest's basically abandoned her on the streets, leading to her being raised by a random hobo who became a Parental Substitute to her.
    • Zetsu's father is a horrible man who admits to his son's face that he is pathetic disappointment to him, and is heavily implied to have actually beaten Zetsu before.
  • Academic Alpha Bitch: Ace is a known genius, but is also a total prick to most people around him(though he is at least trying to be nicer).
  • Academic Athlete: Despite his occasional spouts of absolute idiocy, Word of God has confirmed that Chad actually gets straight A's in all of his classes.
  • Acceptable Breaks from Reality: The confessionals reason for existing are most to let the viewers know what the contestants are thinking after each scene, but just when they are actually filmed is completely ambiguous, to a point where you can't help but wonder about it.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Throughout FMTDI, Tempest mostly just refers to the other contestants as different variations of demons instead of their actual names. In fact, the only people she referred to by name were the few who are either her friends or those she respects. Otherwise, she likely gave you some bizarre name.
  • The Ace: Tempest! Among the entire cast, she is the only one who consistently does very well in challenges she participates in, usually being one of the best players due to her immense strength and ability to counter other's weaknesses.
  • Achievements in Ignorance:
    • If anyone else had been falling from over a thousand feet in the air, chances are they wouldn't have gotten eaten by a gigantic Pelipper out of nowhere. But considering Zetsu's luck often verges on impossibility, it slowly becomes more expected than anything.
    • Somehow Brooke and Quincy were actually able to turn an entire chlorinated pool into bright green jello. If anyone else had tried to do so, they would have failed, but somehow these two were able to pull off creating it.
    • The fact that Tempest somehow had produced enough force in an electric explosion to practically nuke an entire island to a point of destroying a good chunk of it and even burning it proves that even basic facts of how reality is supposed to work isn't capable of stopping Tempest's absurd power.
  • Achilles' Heel:
    • Ace's inability to form actual connections with those around him and his own superiority complex is much more likely to ruin his game than actually aid him in any way.
    • Alia's problems with listening to authority and actually paying attention to instructions. She's so used to just doing her own thing and not caring about rules or anything of the sort is easily able to screw her over.
    • Benson's incredibly large ego is a huge pain in the side of just about everyone, including himself considering how easily it causes him issues with other people.
    • Brick forgetting any kind of promises or attempts to become a better person simply because he got too comfortable in a situation is the primary reason he left so quickly in FMTDI, as the others got annoyed with him becoming a colossal prick again.
    • Isabel's scythe-like hands are a constant pain for her, as they completely render her ability to actually use them completely moot, meaning she have to rely on the rest of her body in order to not fall behind.
    • Juvia and Kanaya share an issue of a lack of self confidence and a personal belief that they need to rely on others and their friendships in order to be of any use, leading to both usually becoming hindrances simply because they don't try not to be.
    • Nedrick's horrible luck and his tendency to get hurt so easily will often doom him to either suffering a horrible injury, or simply losing out on any chance to prove himself to the others.
    • Sage's ego and terrible attitude towards others makes it near impossible for her to form any long lasting friendships with others, which can also lead to her simply making a dumb mistake that ruins her reputation in the process.
    • Zetsu is so quick to begin freaking out at the smallest of things, that it quickly causes others to become annoyed with him, and the rest of the time this nervousness and inability to stay calm under pressure makes him basically useless at times.
  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: Some contestants do suffer from the occasional prideful overconfidence.
    • Occasionally, Brick seems to forget just how much trouble his moments of egotistical pride can get him in, as he constantly allows it to get to his head. This actually became a major reason for him to attempt becoming a better person, as he's become increasingly aware of how much it has affected those around him.
    • Tempest mostly keeps to herself, and can come across as downright humble and even a little anxious while around Zetsu, but usually when she's truly showing off her strength, Tempest's major superiority issues come to show that she's still very proud of her incomparable power.
  • Acrofatic: Quincy may be a bit heavier set then most of the other contestants, but he's surprisingly able to keep up with his competition with surprising results. Probably helps that while he may not look the part, Quincy is actually very fit in his own right.
  • Action Girl: Some of the female contestants have proven themselves to be real threats when it comes down to dealing with dangerous situations.
    • Cynthia is the heir to a Yakuza gang, but along with that, she is an undeniably very competitive girl who is more than willing to fight in order to keep herself in the game alongside her friends.
    • Isabel acts as the leader for her team, but despite this, or possibly because of this, she actually seems more willing at times to throw herself into the middle of an conflict and prove herself.
    • Nazira has grown up all of her life on the streets without any friends and family to turn to, so she has naturally grown very tough compared to her peers, taking a lot more abuse and being able to dish out just as much in return, and she's certainly not one to just standby and allow others to get away with whatever they're planning.
    • Tempest is the strongest character in the series in terms of raw power, and has proven time and time again to be capable of destroying anything that goes against her or anyone she cares about, even practically setting off a miniature nuke with just her pure electric energy.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Several times during the merge of FMTDI, Zetsu will abruptly run off in order to "relieve some tension", usually after some kind of interaction with Tempest.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Every episode seems to put some extra focus on a different set of characters.
  • Adjusting Your Glasses: Ace will often adjust or fix his glasses during the middle of challenges.
  • Adorkable:
    • Alfred is a sweet guy who is notably the dorkiest of the contestants, usually making references to things that personally interest him, only to becoming slightly frustrated at how nobody else seems to get them.
    • Freya is socially awkward and has problems talking to others at times, which only became a worse problem as she realized just how poorly those around her think of her, but it's hard not to not smile slightly at just how excited she seems to be about finishing her novel.
    • Isabel usually doesn't act all that dorky, but the second you see just how passionate she is about wanting to get into acting, it's hard to not instantly understand what Kanaya sees in her.
    • Kanaya is possibly the most obvious example of this trope, as just how dedicated she seems to be to making sure everyone is at their happiest while also obsessively loving just about every 'ship' all around her while consistently encouraging them only makes all of her scenes all that bit more adorable.
    • Nedrick is both one of the nicest contestants on the show, and one of the dorkiest considering half the time he's trying to become the 'best ninja the world's ever seen'.
    • Tempest usually seems to go out of her way to make sure that she doesn't come across as anything other than intimidating and incredibly strong, but in those rare moments where she actually allows herself to open up, we usually see someone so incredibly passionate about everything she's doing while also spouting off some of the most bizarre sayings you'll ever hear, leading to some of the most adorable moments in the series(which usually only get better if Zetsu is involved in any way).
    • Speaking of, Zestu had a problem with freaking out easily early on, but these moments slowly become more and more cute with time as he slowly develops into a mixture of both a Nice Guy and Team Dad, and his scenes with Tempest are widely seen as some of the most adorable and memorable scenes of the entire series.
  • Aesop Amnesia: A major plotline of FMTDI is that Brick actually slowly begins to forget the lesson he had learned very early on in the season(AKA, to be kinder and less egotistical). By "Basic Straining", he's basically completely forgotten it to a point where he actually tried to vote off Bari, despite him possibly being his only friend left by that point, which truly showed just how far gone Brick seemed to be.
    • However, by the season finale, this is actually inverted, as Brick had actually made some real efforts in making sure this no longer affected him.
  • Affably Evil: Doc may be an anarchistic, psychotic, and potentially dangerous trickster who likes to mess with people purely to get a reaction, but oddly enough, he's possibly the friendliest antagonist by quite a large margin, since his good side shows itself far more commonly than the rest of the villains.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • Cynthia is often referred to as "Cyn" by some of her closest friends, usually Nazira.
    • Benson is occasionally called "Ben" or "Benny" by Alia.
    • Tempest has called Zetsu a variety of nicknames, including "Fluffy One", "Grand Fire Knight Zetsu", "Grant Fire King Zetsu", "Grand Sun God Zetsu", etc. While most of them are similar, the fact that she seems to consistently change them to more flattering names as they grow closer is still a nice touch.
  • Affectionate Parody: Of Total Drama, down to basing basically the entire series on it. It also takes some minor inspiration from the likes of Survivor, Big Brother, and The Amazing Race.
  • A Friend in Need:
    • Upon The Reveal that Nedrick had been mauled by an Ursaring, and thus be eliminated automatically from the show to get medical services, everyone was quick to comfort him, with Nazira even planting a kiss on his head despite not returning his feelings for her(at the time).
    • Juvia and Violet's choices to purposefully eliminate themselves in order to keep Gareth in the game.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Ultimately and surprisingly Inverted; upon failing to live up to his word about winning his team the challenge in "Not Quite Famous", Benson follows through with what he said he would do and votes for himself to leave, despite some of his teammates, including Brick and Sage, expressing doubts that he'd actually do it and would attempt to weasel his way out of elimination.
  • The Alcoholic: Logan is a fan of drinking, with some of his personal favorites being red wine and margaritas. He apparently used to have a serious problem though.
  • Alien Blood: The ghosts of the series don't bleed a traditional red color, but actually a neon purple type of plasma.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: Despite her status as the Big Bad of FMTDI overall, Cynthia isn't actually evil in any real way, simply taking on an antagonistic role due to her more cutthroat strategy compared to most. Otherwise, she's actually a very kind girl in her own right, especially compared to the many other antagonists of the season, such as Kaden, Sage, and Brick.
  • The All-American Boy: Chad is actually a parody of this, being a big sports fan, a lover of all things traditionally American, and incredibly charming. It goes a step further when Word of God began to describe the cast as humans, which actually gave Chad blonde hair, blue eyes, a muscular build, and white skin, all of which clearly matching up with the stereotype.
  • All for Nothing: A major part of the show. After going through an entire lifetime's worth of physical torture, emotional pain, pushed to the limit mental awareness, and more...Only one player actually wins in the end, leading to everyone else's time having essentially been wasted and making everything they had gone through completely moot in terms of worth.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Mimi falls in love with the anarchistic and potentially mentally unstable, Doc.
  • All Love Is Unrequited:
    • Throughout most of the pre-merge of FMTDI, Mimi was under the impression that Doc didn't and never would return her feelings, and from how he acted and how oblivious he seemed to be to her feelings in the first place, you can't really blame her. Come "Camp Castaways", and it's revealed that they both had feelings for each other, and decide to start a relationship.
    • Nedrick formed a pretty huge crush on Nazira after she won a fight with him, and over the course of the rest of their episodes together, they consistently snark and flirt with one another, despite the latter making a quick point of how she's mostly just playing around and doesn't return his feelings in any way. By the finale of FMTDI, after having shown nothing but loyalty and kindness to her when she believes she doesn't deserve it, Nazira realizes she returns Nedrick's feelings, and they begin a relationship.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Throughout FMTDI, the men of the show constantly end up perving on the girls on some manner, from mild innuendo-laced flirting towards them, to some more...Obvious examples of the guys being perverted. Probably the biggest offender of this is Zetsu, who consistently ends up acting like a pervert towards his girlfriend, Tempest.
  • All of the Other Reindeer:
    • Alfred was an outcast back in his hometown due to his social obliviousness and awkward personality, to a point where his parents even seemed ashamed of him as a whole.
    • Bari has spent his entire life wandering from town to town eating anything edible, never really forming any friendships due to his lack of social skills, his clinginess, and his horrible stench.
    • Doc spends most of his time at his school messing with anyone he comes across, which ranges from mild pranks, to apparently full-on false bomb usage, leading to everyone there, including the staff, hating his guts.
    • Mimi is awkward around others and constantly belittles herself, leading to many having problems ever connecting with her or pushing her away.
    • Tempest has no real connection to reality, leading to her absurd outlook on reality causing others to easily be pushed away.
  • All or Nothing: At the end of the season, you're either the winner and walk away with a huge sum of money, or you lose and get...Nothing.
  • Aloof Ally: After their alliance first begins from a threat, Nazira continues to act hostile and aggressive towards Cynthia for a decent portion of time. However, over time the two gradually warm up to each other. By the end of FMTDI, the two had developed to a point of viewing each other as best friends.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Violet is a very attractive young lady who appears far more formal and professional than most of her peers, but along with that, she's by far the most emotionally distant contestant, rarely forming actual connections.
  • Alpha Bitch: Amber is the hostess of the entire Fuzzy Memories series as a whole, basically running the show. Along with that, she's also among the most bratty and stereotypically teenage-like among the entire cast, often acting as if she's the most popular girl in a high school instead of acting like a gameshow host.
  • Always Camp:
    • Amber and Logan usually take things to their most dramatic in order to play things up for the cameras, and might also just be because they like acting that way.
    • Benson purposefully made himself seem like a Team Prima Donna, playing up the more campy qualities of the part in order to seem a little bit like an Alpha Bitch. However, this was mostly part of his act and the normal him is actually very professional.
    • Chad screams everything he says basically, having by far the loudest voice of the cast and some of the most energy by far, causing everything he says to seem incredibly boisterous, proud, and most of all, cheerful.
    • Tempest thinks she's the world's strongest fighter, and thus always plays herself up and tries to destroy as much around her as possible to prove it. Over time this settles down slightly, but it still remains a major part of her personality.
  • Always Second Best: The Brawny Basculin always failed to actually match-up to the Brainy Baltoy in terms of challenge wins.
  • Always Someone Better: Even though Tempest constantly proves herself to be strong, she also constantly faces off against those who are actually far stronger than her.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Cynthia, Isabel, Nazira, and Tempest are all rather strong and independent in terms of personality, and they're all also seen as incredibly attractive, or in the latter's case, adorable.
    • Amazon Chaser: Ace, Kanaya, Nedrick, and Zetsu all also have had major crushes on or have begun relationships with these same girls.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Nazira is heavily hinted at being black, which was later confirmed via Word of God.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Ultimately, it's Cynthia's strive to try and be perfect that causes her to become the Big Bad of FMTDI.
  • Amnesiac Hero: Juvia actually doesn't remember most of her early life, apparently having completely forgotten her parents and where she was born.
  • A Mother to Her Men: Isabel is a consistently kind and fair leader to her team, even coming to them to act as a type of moral support when they need it most.
  • Amusing Injuries: A large majority of the injuries on the show are played heavily for laughs.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Kanaya ultimately reveals her feelings for Isabel right before they're about to be "killed" by a psycho killer, but does it in a very inappropriate way that causes Isabel to just become furious with her.
  • An Ice Person: Amber has power over ice powers, leading to her freezing those who piss her off several times across the series.
  • Animal Motifs:
    • Alfred(spiders), Isabel(weaver ants), Nedrick(cicadas), Tempest(spiders), and Zetsu(moths): Bugs.
    • Alia, Gareth/Gein, and Violet: Cats.
    • Benson and Brick: Dinosaurs.
    • Freya: Ferrets.
    • Ace, Amber, Cynthia, Kaden, and Logan: Foxes.
    • Sage: Geckos.
    • Quincy: Mudfish.
    • Bari: Wolves.
  • Animals Hate Them: Gareth generally has terribly luck with all wild Pokemon in general, with them usually becoming immediately antagonistic towards him, with the most notable example being the Beedrill and Combee on the island.
    • In the case of Tempest and Zetsu, it's a bit more warranted, as the former regularly fights against and hunts them(which the latter eventually joined).
    • Completely Inverted in the case of Quincy, who all of the animals instead seem to love unconditionally.
  • Anti-Hero:
    • Benson may have ultimately just been exaggerating his personality for the show, but that doesn't change the fact he still pulled several things that were less than heroic.
    • Brick is trying to become a better person, but he's still more than a little prone to freaking out at the smallest of things due to his Hair-Trigger Temper, leading to him sometimes lashing out at others. Again, he really is getting better, but he certainly isn't any kind of hero.
    • Cynthia was the main antagonist of FMTDI, but she's still a very polite, socially friendly girl who never does things with the intention of hurting others. She just so happens to be a very competitive player is all due to how she was raised.
    • Doc has had his fair share of both Pet the Dog and Kick the Dog moments throughout the series, and usually is quick to swap between being a reluctant hero and a chaotic villain in a moment's notice for basically no real reason other than that it amuses him.
    • Nazira plays the game in a very serious and cutthroat manner, rarely letting others get away with much of anything if it could cost her the competition. However, she still has a very protective side of her she reserves for her friends, who she is fiercely loyal and kind to in every situation.
    • Tempest never really plays sides, usually just doing her own thing and causing as much chaos as possible in the process. Even after she claims to have become Earth's official defender against all evil, she still is a vigilante, which is illegal, and she certainly hasn't gotten any nicer.
  • Anti-Hero Team: Both the Brawny Basculin and the Prideful Producers share a theme of having teams made up almost entirely of gray-moralled characters. However, you could make a solid argument that just about every team counts as this.
  • The Anti-Nihilist: Both Gareth and Quincy are more than well aware of just how horrible the world seems to be despite their low intelligence. Despite this, they're easily some of the most positive and kind members of the entire cast as a whole, and usually go out of their ways to make others feel better. Seems that regardless of how bad their lives get, they see no reason not to be kind to others and treat them the best they possibly can.
  • Anyone Can Be Eliminated: Due to the nature of the show, it really isn't any surprise that absolutely any contestant can be eliminated at any time during the show. In fact, several major characters will usually be cut before the merge of a season, and as the finale gets closer, they just keep on dropping.
  • Arch Enemies:
    • Alia and Benson were at one another's throats very early on in FMTDI due to their contrasting personalities and goals, with neither enjoying the other's company too much and found themselves quickly beginning to insult one another for minimal reasoning. However, they eventually were able to make amends with one another, and further on in the series, actually become good friends.
    • Mimi and Violet began to hold grudges against each other after insulting one another's boyfriends in FMTDI, which eventually spiraled into hatred as they began to get violent. Even now the two have issues, despite at once having tried to fix things between them.
    • Cynthia and Doc turned into sworn enemies and rivals during the latter half of FMTDI after Doc eliminated Cynthia's friend, Chad, due to being a threat, and mocking her afterwards. They did actually make up after being forced to spend a day with each other, but the rivalry was sparked again almost immediately after Cynthia eliminated Doc's girlfriend, Mimi. However, despite these issues, they finally did make up completely [[spoiler:right before Cynthia was eliminated.
    • Gareth and Gein originally hated each other due to a large number of personal issues between them. They did ultimately become good friends far later on into their life though.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Both Cynthia and Zetsu's worst enemies in their lives are their horribly abusive fathers.
  • Arc Villain:
    • Ace served as an antagonist for the episodes "Phobia Factor" and "Who Can You Trust?".
    • Benson served as an antagonist for the episodes "Who Can You Trust?" and "The Big Sleep".
    • Brick served as an antagonist for the episodes "Not So Happy Campers", "Phobia Factor", "The Big Sleep", "If You Can't Take the Heat...", and "Basic Straining".
    • Cynthia served as an antagonist for the episodes "X-Treme Torture", "Trial by Tri-Armed Triathlon", "I Triple Dog Dare You!", and "Brunch of Disgustingness".
    • Doc served as an antagonist for the episodes "Not So Happy Campers", "Phobia Factor", "Paintball Deer Hunter", "Hook, Line, and Screamer", and "I Triple Dog Dare You!".
    • Gein served as an antagonist for the episodes "Hide and Be Sneaky", "That's Off The Chain!", "I Triple Dog Dare You!", "Brunch of Disgustingness", and "No Pain, No Game".
    • Kaden served as an antagonist for the episodes "Phobia Factor", "After the Dock of Shame", and "The Very Last Episode, Really!".
    • Sage served as an antagonist for "Not Quite Famous".
  • Aroused by Their Voice: Amber, Cynthia, Juvia, and Violet are all considered to have very attractive voices In-Universe.
    • Downplayed in the case of Tempest, whose voice is only really considered incredibly attractive by Zetsu.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Brick usually seems to believe he's far stronger and better at fighting than he actually is.
  • Artifact of Doom: The totem Mimi found and gave to Doc as a present may have seemed harmless, but was ultimately responsible for Nedrick's medical evacuation and elimination from FMTDI.
  • Ascended Extra: Pluto only appeared in exactly one episode throughout all of FMTDI. Fast forward to the next season, and he's come back to the show and officially taken Tyson's place as the chef.
  • Asian and Nerdy: Alfred, Nedrick, and Zetsu are all Asian(Word of God has confirmed Alfred and Zetsu as Korean, and Nedrick as Japanese), and coincidentally, also make up the original "Geek Alliance".
  • Attention Whore: Alia, Benson, Chad, Doc, and Tempest all have a similar issue in attempting to be the centers of attention, usually for differing reasons.
  • The Atoner:
    • Ever since getting hit in the face by his closest friend at the time for being a stubborn Jerkass, Brick has made it his personal goal to try and become a better person. He's had...Mixed results throughout the series.
    • Sage actively makes attempts to possibly begin her redemption, but this is all but Inverted every time, as her Hair-Trigger Temper and competitive personality make her just seem like a bitch to the rest of cast.
  • Audience Surrogate: Zetsu is the most relatable and normal contestant in the series, currently working under a stressful and underpaying job, always being under a feeling that people don't like him, and having a hard time proving himself as anything other than a basic schmuck. He's also the Only Sane Man to the rest of the cast's insanity, so that certainly helps..
  • Author Avatar: Tyson acts as a more hostile version of the co-writer of the series, Delta.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking:
    • Cynthia is the heir to her "family business", and along with that, is more than capable of throwing down against some of the strongest characters in the series.
    • Isabel is The Leader of the Brainy Baltoy, and along with that, has proven time and time again to be more than just a little bit of a threat against the others in a fight, especially against the male players.
    • Tyson is the head chef of the Fuzzy Memories series, meaning he technically has the third-most authority of the entire cast. He's also one of the only characters capable of putting up a good fight against Tempest!
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Alia and Benson have a tendency to start arguments with one another for minimal to no real reasoning. However, at the end of the day, they still always make it clear just how highly they value the other's "friendship".
  • Ax-Crazy: Tempest loves fighting and hunting, constantly going out out on adventures in the forest just to take down and presumably destroy anything that gets in her way. While it's never really been confirmed, it's also heavily Implied that she does indeed kill anything she hunts.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Alfred is the youngest of the first generation of contestants, having only turned 18 roughly a few weeks before the show.
  • Badass Boast: Tempest will at least have one of these per episode.
  • Badass Gay: While usually very friendly and against violence, in certain situations, Kanaya has been shown to be dangerously powerful.
  • Badass in Distress: At several points during the series, some of the most badass contestants end up getting put in a situation where they need to be saved by their far weaker teammates/allies.
  • Badass Normal: Everyone, with except of Pluto, is still limited by the moves related to their species, meaning that the cast has more than proven that they're just as strong, if not stronger in fights then most of their species as a whole.
  • Bad Boss: During his time as his team's leader, Ace was a tyrannical, cruel man who constantly emotionally abused his team while failing to actually prove himself as useful either.
  • Bad Dreams: Brick suffers from these while he's struggling to get over the medical evacuation of Bari.
  • Bandage Mummy: The unfortunate injuries and subsequent medical evacuations of Nedrick, and far later on, Bari involved both of them being wrapped up as if they were mummies.
  • Band of Brothers: Regardless of how much they dislike each other, it does seem that when things are at their worst, the contestants of the series all have one another's backs. This is especially shown after Bari's major injuries leave him bleeding on the ground, as they're all quick to comfort him or try and ease the pain.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Both Brick and Chad prefer simply using their fists instead of any kind of moves.
  • Barrier Warrior: Juvia and Kanaya will often act as support for their teams by putting up barriers to block attacks, but the former has more then proven she can still be useful without them. This is mostly on account of how each of the player's weaknesses are easily countered by others, who's strengths make them seem like insignificant obstacles.
  • Bash Brothers: Oddly enough, almost the entire cast! In an actual fight, most of them do their own thing, but whenever they actually begin working together as a team and fight threats as a team, they began near unstoppable.
  • Battle Couple: Tempest and Zetsu, who have a strong and healthy relationship, but nonetheless are both badasses in their own right, and by the special of the series, the two are now on-par enough that the latter can actually keep up with girlfriend in terms of hunting and fighting, despite not being nearly as close to her strength.
  • Bear Hug: Chad is prone to giving just about all of his friends an incredibly painful and powerful hug.
  • Bears Are Bad News: The Ursaring of FMTDI are naturally aggressive and incredibly dangerous.
  • The Beastmaster: Quincy, who has such a powerful connection with nature that all of them seem to naturally like him and listen to what he says.
  • Beautiful All Along: In the end, despite her appearance still being deadly to look at for the non-ghosts, Mimi does reveal what she looks like to Doc(he saw what she looked like far earlier in the series, but it was only for a few moments and he was too surprised to appropriately react). Upon it being revealed though and her constant claims that she's disgusting in appearance, Doc tells her she's one of the most beautiful people he's ever met.
  • Beta Couple: Gareth and Violet, Brooke and Quincy, and Nazira and Nedrick act as the beta couples of the series, due to receiving less screentime and focus overall.
  • Big Bad:
    • Total Drama Island: Cynthia and Doc.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble:
    • Total Drama Island has the likes of Ace, Benson, Brick, Cynthia, Doc, Gein, Kaden, and Sage as the main antagonists of the season. Oddly though, only three of them actually make merge, and one isn't even technically competing.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Early on in FMTDI, Ace attempted to establish himself as team leader to the Brainy Baltoy, all while acting terribly and overall being a horrid leader. The way the story acts, it almost seems like he'd be the Big Bad of the season. He wasn't. Didn't even last three episodes in fact.
  • Big Eater: Bari loves food, and is more than capable of packing away a lot of it. On some level it makes sense though, since he doesn't really get to eat much at all outside the game, so he's essentially just taking advantage of the situation.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths:
    • Brick may be rather arrogant and a total Jerkass at times, but he holds quite a bit of insecurity secretly, and as shown with his interactions with Bari, he clearly can show a soft side.
    • While a Nice Guy, Chad is nonetheless just as boastful as Brick. Unlike him though, he's actually far more aware of his surroundings then he lets on, and is actually pretty knowledgeable on how people feel.
    • Tempest may be very strong and seemingly indestructable, but she's actually incredibly unsure of herself and her abilities, and also thinks very lowly of herself overall.
  • Big Man on Campus: Even while on the show, Chad essentially serves this purpose, being one of the most popular and athletic contestants.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Zetsu's winner ending. Sure, he may have won, thus meaning him and Tempest can live comfortably, but that also means Nazira can't make amends with the one she wronged, and it's unlikely she ever will be able to at all since Nedrick isn't of much help. Luckily, this ends up being the non-canon ending.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Kanaya, who has short and neatly combed hair due to her species.
    • When accounting for humanized forms, the likes of Isabel and Violet also apply.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Alia, who has a terrible relationship with her parents, mostly on account of her immaturity and lack of respect towards authority.
  • Character Focus: Every season of the series has it's own main characters.
    • FMTDI:
      • The Protagonist: Gareth Gein, who ultimately develops the most among the main cast and never had a single chapter where he was remotely Out of Focus, unlike the rest of the cast.
      • The Deuteragonist: Zetsu Ji-Hwan, who's the Only Sane Man of the cast as a whole, and a part of the long-running main romance of the story, and unlike his partner, he never really gets shafted in terms of screentime.
      • The Tritagonist: Kanaya Wells, who acts as both a major Plucky Comic Relief, and a showcase of the good morals the better contestants of the show stand for, along with possibly being one of the most important characters overall.
      • The Antagonist: Cynthia DeLucca, who acts as the Villain Protagonist of the story, causing her to come across as far more complex than the rest of the cast while still maintaining a major antagonistic role within the main plot.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Upon their visit to Boney Island, Mimi actually finds a tiki of sorts, and gives it to Doc as a present. Earlier on in the episode, they state that these items are supposed to be cursed...Which this wasn't, and seemingly had no effect on the plot. A few episodes later though, and Zetsu accidentally destroys it. As it turns out, it was actually a good luck totem(which explains why the second Doc started wearing it, his team went on a major win-streak), and that destroying it actually led to a large amount of unluckiness getting spread to a random innocent bystander, which just so happened to be Nedrick. This actually led to Ned's unfortunate elimination via medivac.* Childhood Friends: Amber and Logan have known each other since they were in high-school.
  • Comically Invincible Hero: At least in terms of eliminations, Gareth probably survived the most eliminations out of any contestant without even trying, simply due to someone either saving him via sabotaging another, or someone sacrificing themself so he could stay in the game. The only reason he ultimately lost the game was due to quitting.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Ace, Benson, Brick, Kaden, and Sage all act as antagonists throughout the pre-merge, and are all written as very morally in the wrong. However, the antagonists of the pre-merge, Cynthia and Doc, are far more morally grey, and less villains and more so just antagonistic to the others' plans.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Benson, Brick, Nedrick, and Violet all have quite a bit of screentime throughout the pre-merge, but never even make it to the merge itself.
    • Despite being The Protagonist of the story throughout most of it, Zetsu doesn't win FMTDI. Nazira does.
  • Did Not Get The Guy: Cynthia never ends up becoming a couple with Chad, her crush for a majority of FMTDI.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Ace, Benson, Brick, Kaden, and Sage are all set up in the first chapter to be antagonists. By the merge, all of them have been eliminated, three of which in the first five chapters, instead being replaced by both Cynthia and Doc.
  • Dogged Nice Girl: Cynthia's a very polite and kind girl, but in the end she still was turned down by Chad during FMTDI, and ultimately never even got the chance to be with Nazira.
  • Evil Chef: Tyson certainly applies due to his antagonistic role in the plot and less than stellar treatment of the campers, but he isn't truly evil, and more so just a prick.
  • Eye Scream: Everything seems to hit Zetsu in the eye, especially marshmellows! It's so bad that it's practically a Running Gag.
  • Fandom-Specific Plot: The story as a whole follows a pretty generic story in it's community; AKA a group of teenagers being forced to compete for a grand prize via a gameshow.
  • Fish Person: Ace is probably the best example of one, considering he's a water-type that can walk on land with minimal difficulty.
  • Flat Character: Freya is the only true case of this among the entirety of the contestants, though it slowly seems to have begun being inverted.
  • Foe Romance Subtext:
    • Before they ultimately made amends and became friends again, it was still heavily hinted at that Kanaya had some kind of attraction, if not a crush on Isabel. While the latter obviously didn't return her feelings due to a belief that Kanaya wasn't as good of a person as she thought, upon those thoughts being brought to an end, she began to finally allow those feelings to be returned back to some degree. By the time that Isabel is ultimately eliminated, they become a couple, no longer truly making it subtext.
    • Kaden is undeniably hated by just about every person he has ever met within the series, but it's pretty undeniable that he certainly has some kind of real feelings for Gareth. Too bad the latter rightfully despises him for his horrible treatment of all of his friends.
  • The Gadfly: Doc will gladly go out of his own way to get a reaction out of others in any way he can, including making personal insults or saying rather controversial jokes.
  • Gentle Giant:
    • Physically, Quincy is among the tallest and strongest contestants on the show, but he's a pacifist to some degree and refuses to actually cause any harm to those around him. He'll occasionally stand up for himself, but otherwise, he's a pretty unabashed nice guy.
    • Well, Chad tries to be this, but often unknowingly underestimates his strength and accidentally hurts somebody in the process.
  • Golden Ending: Nazira's winner ending. Not only can she now make amends with the person she wronged, but she and Ned get together, Zetsu can still house Tempest and her father-figure due to Benson helping him out, Kaden gets his just deserts, it's implied Ace and Freya might be happy soon due to a possible relationship, and basically everyone is happy to some degree.
  • Gratuitous German: Occasionally, Gareth will speak in his native language, German.
  • Iconic Item: It's honestly really hard to imagine Chad without his signature purple letterman jacket and sunglasses.
    • Similarly, Benson is equally as hard to see without his sunglasses.
  • Implied Love Interest: Alia and Benson towards one another, since they have most of their interactions with one another, have effectively become one another's first real friend, and seem to hold one another in surprisingly high regards despite the fact that whenever they talk, they effectively begin arguing for little reason. The rest of the cast have actually compared them to an old married couple fighting.
  • The Medic: The Nurse herself acts as one for any contestants who get injured.
  • Multiple Endings: Every season has two different endings, each having a different winner.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Kashiwagi Izaya.
  • Narcissist: A surprisingly very likable variation, in that both Chad and Tempest have very notable egos of their own, and yet they're actually pretty well-liked(especially the former).
  • Near-Villain Victory: Cynthia was the main antagonist of FMTDI, and actually got all the way to the final six. However, in the end, she was ultimately eliminated just before she could make it any further and possibly win.
  • Nerd Glasses: Ace sports a pair of these, which suits him considering his rather dorky hobbies and interests.
  • Ninja: Nedrick is determined to become one of the greatest ninjas on the planet. He actually is pretty good at it...But this usually doesn't end well for him.
  • No Hugging, No Kissing: Gareth and Violet's relationship is actually largely one that lacks any kind of physical contact. The two love each other a lot, but due to Violet slowly growing more emotionless with time, she believes there is no real reason that they need to actually show it. In her eyes, it's already obvious that he loves her, and she knows she loves him.
  • Parental Substitute: Amber quickly becomes one for Gareth, despite him already having a mother. This is mostly due to just how emotionally abusive Gareth's mom actually is.
  • The Quincy Punk: Alia acts quite a bit like your typical, over-exaggerated punk, having even being styled off of classic examples from the 90s.
  • Real Men Cook: Tyson is one of the most physically imposing characters in the series, and is also the chef of the series.
  • Straight Gay: Kaden lacks a good number of the traits typically attributed towards young, gay men.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: As to be expected, any time the contestant's families appear on-screen, they're almost certainly the same species as them, and thus appear the same.
  • Super Speed: Nedrick, who is so fast he can appear behind others in the blink of the eye, which...Usually doesn't end well for him.
  • Super Strength: Tempest, to entirely ridiculous degrees, seems to be the physically strongest being on the planet.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: By the halfway point of FMTDI, Mimi notes that Doc is the only boy left who isn't either an idiot, or ends up doing idiotic things accidentally. This is made only more clear by the final five, where his fellow two males left are an idiot going through serious psychological issues, and his best friend, who is also a complete cowardly pushover around his girlfriend.
  • Token Yuri Girls: Isabel and Kanaya, the only currently canon lesbian couple.
  • Trademark Favorite Food:
    • Chef Tyson absolutely loves waffles, to a point where they're the only item included with every potential meal.
    • All of the ghosts share a similar liking towards foods with pumpkin flavoring, with it being the only thing they'll all selfishly horde for themselves.
    • Gareth and Juvia enjoy drinking milkshakes together, usually chocolate ones. In fact, it's how they were able to get Violet to bond with them.
  • Truth in Fiction: To an extent, a large amount of the psychological, emotional, mental, and physical pain the contestants go through in their attempts to win the show are completely true. Reality shows in general often lack some morality in their structure, and many people end up regretting competing on these types of shows due to all of the thing they end up sacrificing, including potentially their jobs, their reputation, etc.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Plenty of characters didn't get much screentime in FMTDI before ultimately being voted off.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?:
    • Largely any minor character who only makes an appearance for one episode is never truly given a real conclusion to whatever they were doing, most likely due to the insignificance of the character. However, considering a lot of them actually end up knocked out by the end of their scenes and they're never shown being escorted to the medical bay, one can't help but wonder what exactly happened to them.
    • The Nurse only appears in a few episodes overall, but oddly, after "Hide and Be Sneaky", she is outright just never seen again.
  • Wild Card: Whether or not Tempest actually participates in a challenge at all depends solely on whether she's interested in it or not. If she isn't, she'll be The Load. If she is, she's The Ace.
  • Will They or Won't They?: For FMTDI, it was Nazira and Nedrick, who constantly flirted with each other, but the latter showcased little to no real feelings towards him. They Do.
  • Yakuza Princess: It's revealed during the later parts of FMTDI that Cynthia is the daughter of a powerful yakuza, and is actually on the show to get away from him.
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