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The five chosen Keepers in fairy form.

An Adventure/Fantasy Total Drama fanfiction by Akela Victoire that can be read here.

In this story, ever since around the 12th Century, five girls, called "Keepers" are chosen to manipulate the Five Elements: Water, Fire, Earth, Air and Energy. Since then it has been going down the lines until the responsibility falls on five of the Total Drama girls, Bridgette, Izzy, Heather, Lindsay and Gwen. Problem? There's an evil immortal wizard named Radcliffe who wants to get rid of them and thus be able to take over all of existence. Their trainers Marissa, Aideen, Deanna, Akari and Vesta respectively are going to have quite the handful!

If you think this premise is familiar, it probably is.

Now with a sequel!

This story shows examples of:

  • Aliens Speaking English: On all the planets except for Spectra, the inhabitants speak English as either a first or second language.
  • Amazon Brigade: The Keepers are all female, and so it has always been.
  • Another Dimension: The various other worlds in the story are separated from Earth by dimensional barriers, not astronomical distance.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Queen Tiana and Marcus have Necromancer abilities, but are generally nice people.
  • Color-Coded Elements: Energy Keepers wear silver, Water Keepers wear blue, Fire Keepers wear red and orange, Earth Keepers wear green, and Air Keepers wear white.
  • Cosmopolitan Council: The First Keepers, assembled in the 12th Century, consisted of Ichigo (Asian), Madeline (white), Amora (Latina), Marjani (black) and Anacaona (Arawak).
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: The normally dimwitted and inoffensive Lindsay is likely to mop the floor with anyone who hits her Berserk Button. Eva Lampshades this after Lindsay wins a fight with Courtney.
    Eva: Talk about a secret badass!
  • A Day in the Limelight: Two chapters explore the history of the Old Keepers.
  • Deal with the Devil: Courtney offers to serve Radcliffe in exchange for powers of her own so she can get revenge on Gwen.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: The evil Radcliffe blows up the planet Zenith by taking out its central power core.
  • Elemental Powers:
  • Elemental Punch: Augmenting physical attacks with the power of their element is part of any Keeper's arsenal.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: All Keepers can transform into the Element they keep.
  • Evil Tower of Ominousness: As with any self-respecting Evil Sorcerer, Radcliffe's Lair is a forbidding tower.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: An Earth Keeper's powers extend to metals, presumably because that's where metals originated.
  • Gratuitous Princess: Marina and Magalie are princesses of the Aequori mermaids. Sierra is Princess of Nadir. Why must they be princesses? Because one doesn't find many constitutional republics in high fantasy.
  • Great Big Book of Everything: The Elemental Books are downplayed examples. Each Book deals with only one Element, but contains everything there is to know about that Element and the spells pertaining to its manipulation.
  • Green Thumb: Power over plants is part of an Earth Keeper's portfolio.
  • Human Aliens: With few exceptions, residents of the magical planets Alma, Spectra, Erendor, Wispera and Nadir closely resemble humans.
  • Living a Double Life: The new Keepers have to balance training their new powers and saving the world with finishing the current season of Total Drama World Tour.
  • Magical Girl: Bridgette, Gwen, Heather, Izzy and Lindsay become Magical Girls after being recruited to be the new Keepers. Courtney becomes a Magical Girl after making her Deal with the Devil to obtain elemental powers in her quest for vengeance.
  • Magical Land: The planets Alma, Spectra, Erendor, Nadir, Wispera and Zenith are explicitly magical places.
  • Multinational Team: The five Keepers in each generation traditionally come from five different countries. This is true of the Old Keepers but not the Total Drama Keepers, who are all from Canada.
  • Never Mess with Granny: The Old Keepers may be getting on in years and may have felt the need to step aside for successors, but their Elemental Powers still make them formidable in a fight.
  • Omniglot: Fluency in multiple languages is a secondary ability of all Keepers.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: Keepers can assume fairy form, among others.
  • Passing the Torch: When each generation of Keepers reaches a certain age, they recruit and train successors, then step aside.
  • Planetville: Alma, Spectra, Erendor, Nadir, Wispera and Zenith could as easily be towns or nations as planets without having much impact on the story.
  • Power Glows: Magical beings often glow when casting spells. In the case of Keepers, these glows are typically colour coded according to the Keeper's Element.
  • Psychic Link: All Keepers are psychically linked to their predecessor and to the other Keepers of their own generation.
  • Psycho Rangers: The JAAD'S, a group of four guys with powers over fire, water, earth, and wind, with Anti-Keeper Courtney as their leader.
  • Red Right Hand: When Courtney agrees to join Radcliffe in exchange for fairy powers of her own, she gets very faint grey markings/symbols on her skin.
  • The Reveal: Samuel is revealed to be none other than Chef Hatchet, your mean chef throughout the entire Total Drama series. The baldness must have been a good disguise.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Queen Tiana is the most prominent example. She has been Queen since the age of fifteen and has been balancing school and her royal duties pretty well, even going on to university to study Mechanical Engineering. She also has her own motorcycle track on the palace grounds which is where we first see her in a race with her new boyfriend, Carlos.
  • Shout-Out
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Gwen gets further in the Total Drama World Tour season than her canon counterpart did.
  • Take That!
    • To Jon & Kate Plus Eight
      Deanna: Yep. My boys Tony, Adrian and Eric are identical triplets. After that experience, what sane person would want more?
      Heather: Jon and Kate?
      Deanna: Like I said- what sane person would.
  • Token Minority:
    • Marissa is black and Akari is Asian, with the rest white, in the group immediately before the Total Drama Keepers.
    • Among the Total Drama Keepers, Heather is Asian and the rest are white.
  • Took a Level in Badass: All the new Keepers level up, simply because it's hard not to when one gains Elemental Powers.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Courtney starts off as her usual bossy, sometimes-jerkass self, but levels up when she makes a deal with Radcliffe to get powers of her own so she can get revenge on Gwen.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In contrast, Heather starts to grow into her role as a Keeper and actually bonds with the other girls, even her former Arch-Nemesis Gwen.
  • Urban Fantasy: This fantasy story is set in 2009, the year Total Drama World Tour aired.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Keepers can assume multiple alternate forms, including elemental and fairy. The Erendorian race also has the ability to shapeshift.