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The Randomverse series restarts the Total Drama series from season one, Total Drama Island, and randomizes the competitors (as well as 16 original characters created by the author from another fanfic of theirs, Total Drama Danger Island) around to different introductory seasons to make a whole new story. With new casts come new plots to follow, new friendships to emerge, and new alliances.

Random Drama Island introduces twenty-two teenagers to the first season of a hot new reality show. Included among the cast are- Alejandro (The Arch Villain), Amy (The Mean Twin), DJ (The Brickhouse With a Heart), Duncan (The Delinquent), Gwen (The Loner), Harold (The Dweeb), Heather (The Queen Bee), Kitsune/Faith (The Goofball), Leshawna (The Sista With a 'Tude), Malcolm (The Pain Magnet), Mike (The Comedian), Noah (The Bookworm), Sammy/Samey (The Nice Twin), Scarlett (The Quiet Braniac), Shawn (The Zombie Conspiracy Nut), Sky (The Athlete), Staci (The Compulsive Liar), Sugar (The Pageant Queen), Trent (The Cool Guy), Tyler (The Jock), Victor (The Gentleman), and Zoey (The Indie Chick). With Alejandro and Kitsune trying to eliminate each other, Heather making the first alliance in the series, Mike and Zoey falling in love, and much more, it turns into a crazy summer towards the finale where only one will win the hundred grand.

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Random Drama Action takes the fifteen contestants that tied in the Race to the Case to the abandoned film lot, where they have a chance at winning one million dollars. Just when the contestants thought that the first season was crazy, the second season turns out to be even crazier. One contestant gets seriously injured, another lies and disses her team, and someone is eventually forced to act against their basic personality. Also included is the Aftermath show, hosted by two contestants that didn't make the cut for the season, and even there, drama is present. Amy, DJ, Duncan, Harold, Heather, Kitsune, Leshawna, Mike, Noah, Sammy, Shawn, Sky, Sugar, Victor and Zoey all participate in this season, with Gwen and Trent hosting the Aftermath.

Random Drama World Tour has the fifteen contestants that were randomly selected by Chris competing for one million dollars while competing in challenges that take place all across the globe. Alejandro, Duncan, Harold, Heather, Kitsune, Leshawna, Malcolm, Mike, Noah, Scarlett, Sky, Staci, Tyler, Victor, and Zoey all return this season, and joining them are the two newbies, Matthew (The Hipster) and Sierra (The Obsessive Uber-Fan). The season also contains shuffled mixes of songs featured in the canon season, and original songs written by the author. Three teams are made, one contestant quits after being pushed too far, and a new threat emerges. The Aftermath also reappears, and Blaineley is around to cause trouble.

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Random Drama Revenge of the Island returns to the island, which has become even more rundown before and has been used as a toxic waste dump. The season also introduces thirteen new campers- Angel (The Innocent Idealist), Beardo (The Human Soundboard), Bridgette (The Surfer Girl), Cody (The Geek), Ella (The Fairytale Princess), Eva (The Hothead), Ezekiel (The Homeschooled Guy), Gary (The Rap Star Wannabe) Jo (The Take No Prisoners Jock-ette), Lightning/Rudy (The Athletic Overachiever), Lily (The Cynic), Natasha (The Mastermind), and Sam (The Nice Guy Gamer). The campers compete in dangerous challenges while avoiding the island's mutated wildlife. One camper gets involved in a conflict with the mutant shark named Fang, two campers express interest in each other, and three campers look to take the competition by less than moral means. Contestants from the first three seasons also appear in cameos.

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Random Drama All-Stars takes place a year after the events of Revenge of the Island when Chris is released from prison on parole to host the fifth season. All-Stars features fourteen of the best contestants from the past four seasons - Alejandro, Angel, Bridgette, Cody, Heather, Jo, Kitsune, Lightning, Lily, Matthew, Mike, Natasha, Scarlett, and Victor. The contestants compete in challenges either reminiscent or a mix of past challenges to not only win immunity, but to also win a night of relaxation in the new spa hotel while the losing team sleeps in one of the old cabins. There's a catch to winning though, one member of the winning team must serve exile on Boney Island, where an immunity idol is hidden. Older competitors and newer competitors collide, new friendships and rivalries form, and there are unexpected twists never seen before.

Random Drama Pahkitew Island goes to the uncharted and wild Pahkitew Island, with fourteen new competitors: Anne Maria (The Jersey Girl), B (The Strong Silent Genius), Brick (The Cadet), Britney (The Globetrotter), Cameron (The Wide-Eyed Bubble Boy), Courtney (The Control Freak), Dave (The Germaphobe), Dawn (The Moonchild), Geoff (The Party Dude), Izzy (The Wildcard), Jaxon (The Artist), Justin (The Eye Candy), Katie (The Hot-Blooded), and Sadie (The Codependent). The challenges are just as dangerous, but now, they are completely on their own, having to make their own shelter and find their own food.

Random Drama Danger Island goes back to the newly resurfaced Wawanakwa Island, which is in state of disrepair due to the cheapness of the surfacing and the camp being underwater for a year. Sixteen new campers are introduced - Beth (The Dork), Carly (The Shrinking Violet), Contessa (The Hopeless Romantic), Dakota (The Fame Monger), Jasmine (The Australian Outback Girl), Leonard (The LARPer), Lindsay (The Ditzy Genius), Max (The Super Villain), Mitch (The Cowboy), Olivia (The Ex-Child Star), Owen (The Optimist), Rebecca (The Rebel), Rodney (The Country Boy), Scott (The Schemer), Terrance (The Jerk), and Topher (The Chris Wannabe). Not only are the challenges dangerous, but so are the accommodations. One camper deviously schemes to the finale, two more express an interest, and secrets from all over risk being revealed.

Random Drama All Stars 2 brings back the Jumbo Jet in another competition around the world, this time featuring the best sixteen competitors of the previous two seasons fighting for one million dollars once again in two teams of heroes and villains. Returning this season are B, Brick, Contessa, Courtney, Dawn, Geoff, Izzy, Jasmine, Justin, Katie, Mitch, Olivia, Owen, Rebecca, Terrance, and Topher. As former adversaries clash and new friendships are born, two players discover a shared past and one contestant decides to take the game more seriously than in their last run, with drama being guaranteed to occur.

Random Drama Redemption takes the show back to Pahkitew Island which now includes proper facilities. In a contrast to the All-Stars seasons, Chris decides to bring back twenty-four of the worst-performing contestants (anyone who never won, who only competed in one season, who never reached the merge, or any combination of the three) from all four casts for another shot at the million. Coming back this time are Amy, Anne Maria, Britney, Cameron, Carly, Dakota, Dave, Ella, Eva, Ezekiel, Gary, Gwen, Harold, Jaxon, Leonard, Lindsay, Rodney, Sadie, Sam, Scott, Shawn, Sierra, Sky and Trent.

Random Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race is a spin-off of the Random Drama series set during the seventh season. This game is hosted by newcomer Don and features twenty-four teams of two - Andrew and Elliot (The Band Geeks), Angel and Bridgette (The Sweethearts), Beardo and Cody (The Outcasts), Brody and Geoff (The Bromance Bros), Broseph and Reef (The Surfer Dudes), Carrie and Devin (Best Friends), Caitlin and Wyatt (The Mallrats), Chet and Lorenzo (The Stepbrothers), Crimson and Ennui (The Goths), Dwayne and Junior (Father and Son), Ellody and Mary (The Geniuses), Emma and Kitty (The Sisters), Gerry and Pete (The Tennis Rivals), Jacques and Josee (The Ice Dancers), Jay and Mickey (The Adversity Twins), Jen and Tom (The Fashion Bloggers), Kelly and Taylor (Mother and Daughter), Laurie and Miles (The Vegans), MacArthur and Sanders (The Police Cadets), Malcolm and Noah (The Reality TV Pros), Marley and Rasta (The Slackers), Rock and Spud (The Rockers), Ryan and Stephanie (The Daters), and Steven and Tyler (The Jocks). Starting in Toronto, they must complete various challenges without being eliminated at various Chill Zones along the way. The first team to reach the final Chill Zone wins one million dollars.


The Randomverse contains examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Throughout season seven, Olivia has flashbacks revealing how her parents forced her to succeed or they'd punish her. The next season reveals they even forced her to take back her coming out and beat her when she came home without the prize money.
  • Adaptational Backstory Change: Geoff's online bio for Island states he has five brothers. Here, he only has one and an older sister on top of that.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Many of the Revenge of the Island and Pahkitew Island characters, as well as Alejandro and the OCs from Danger Island, now appear earlier than they did in canon due to the cast shuffling: Alejandro, Amy, Kitsune, Malcolm, Mike, Sammy, Scarlett, Shawn, Sky, Staci, Sugar, Victor, and Zoey now debut in Island, Matthew debuts in World Tour, Angel, Beardo, Ella, Gary, Lily, and Natasha debut in ROTI, and Britney and Jaxon debut in PI.
  • Adaptational Heroism:
    • Lightning, while still egotistical, is shown to be much more of a team player, and even develops an Odd Friendship with Bridgette. This becomes especially apparent when he makes it to the finals in ROTI: while in canon he played the villainous brawn to the heroic Cameron's brains, here he plays the heroic brawn to Natasha's villainous brains.
    • Scarlett in World Tour does go crazy as in canon, but here it is clearly attributed to stress and the machinations of Mal, and afterwards she does whatever she can to make up for it. She's even on the Heroic Hamsters come All-Stars.
  • Adaptational Late Appearance: Most of the original Island cast and some of the Revenge of the Island and Pahkitew Island characters now make their debuts in a later season than in canon: Bridgette, Cody, Eva, and Ezekiel now debut in ROTI, Anne Maria, B, Brick, Cameron, Courtney, Dawn, Geoff, Izzy, Justin, Katie and Sadie now debut in Pahkitew Island, and Beth, Dakota, Jasmine, Leonard, Lindsay, Max, Owen, Rodney, Scott, and Topher now debut in Danger Island.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy:
    • The show had Dave be annoyed by all his teammates and slowly go insane due to Sky rejecting his feelings. Here because he falls for someone just as into him and befriends Geoff, who knows how to "bring out the party in people", he becomes much more optimistic.
    • Duncan is also noticeably nicer than he is in canon, mostly due to the fact he and Courtney never so much as meet and he falls for Kitsune instead of her or Gwen, preventing the Love Triangle from ever happening.
  • Adapted Out:
    • In the Animal Buddy challenge during Action, the shark and chameleon are replaced by a fox and a parrot.
    • Because Danger Island takes place near the end of The Ridonculous Race and Leonard competes in the former, Tammy doesn't appear in the fic.
  • Adaptational Sexuality:
    • Bridgette, who is canonically straight, is a lesbian in this.
    • Caitlin qualifies; in 6teen she was also straight but here, she's bisexual (though she has yet to realize it.)
  • Adaptational Villainy: Katie slowly becomes much more antagonistic as the sixth season progresses, to the point where she becomes the main antagonist.
  • All for Nothing: Regardless of who wins Danger Island, the winner only recieves a dollar because Chris used the prize money to resurface Camp Wawanakwa.
  • Alpha Bitch:
    • Heather, Amy and Olivia per their respective canons.
    • Matthew is a male version. He treats everyone, especially his own team, with contempt due to his "superior" intelligence.
  • Alternate Universe: The series is what the canon series could've been like if everyone's debut season was switched around as well as adding a few extra characters.
  • Arch-Enemy: Kitsune and Alejandro during the first two seasons, as well as Amy and Sammy. They were followed by Kitsune and Heather, Tyler and Matthew, Cody and Jo, Lightning and Natasha, Terrance and Rebecca, ect.
  • And I Must Scream: Implied that Matthew was conscious while imprisoned in the robot.
  • Ascended Extra: Olivia, Mitch, Terrance and Rebecca compared to the original Danger Island:
    • In the original, Olivia's attitude resulted in her being eliminated first. Here, she becomes the season's Big Bad and lasts all the way to 3rd.
    • Terrance was the last pre-merge boot; here he ends up being the runner-up.
    • Mitch was originally the first post-merge boot but ranks 4th here.
    • Rebecca lasted up to 7th but here, she became the season's winner.
  • Ascended Fan: Sierra, a major fan of the show, joins the cast in World Tour.
  • The Atoner: Horrified by her actions in "Scarlett Fever", Scarlett tries to redeem herself through various means.
  • Back for the Dead: Noah returns halfway through World Tour, only to be the next person voted off of Team Omega.
  • Badass Biker: Trent in Island, building a perfectly working motorcycle in the time it took the others to build barely functioning regular bikes.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Natasha's ending in Revenge of the Island, Heather's ending in All-Stars, and either ending of Danger Island can qualify as such.
  • Bait-and-Switch: During the finale of All Stars 2, when Geoff gets his video from home, it starts as though he and his sister hate each other, before it's quickly revealed to be a prank that the two planned out.
  • Batman Gambit: The basis of Natasha's strategies.
  • Bastard Boyfriend: Keith, Sky's boyfriend back home, is revealed to be a complete Jerkass who tells her that she should just give up on her Olympic dreams. It's implied that the reason Sky fell for Victor was because of how polite and nice he is to her.
  • Becoming the Mask: Trent starts to act genuinely mean while hosting the Aftermath per the producers' orders until Gwen snaps some sense back into him. It's later revealed that this is why Chris acts the way he does.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Between Alejandro and Heather, and also Alejandro and Kitsune at one point.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't ever compare Kitsune to her birth mother.
    • Trent really doesn't like it when people mess with Gwen.
    • Cody punched Matthew in the face for insulting Scarlett.
  • Best Served Cold:
    • After Blaineley sends Gwen to Siberia, Trent arranges for her to join the competition. The best part? She was never eligible to win.
    • After learning he was the culprit behind Scarlett's elimination, Cody sets Matthew up to be beaten by Fang.
    • As payback for manipulating her feelings, Contessa has Chef deliver tampered muffins to Rebecca so she'd get sick during the Quintathalon.
  • Better as Friends: Alejandro and Kitsune, who dated between Action and World Tour.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Kitsune is a goofy young woman who likes to crack jokes more than compete, but when angered she single-handedly pushed Chef the length of a football field, with one shove.
  • Big Bad: Each season has a main antagonist.
    • Alejandro for Island.
    • Heather for Action.
    • Mal for World Tour.
    • Natasha for Revenge of the Island.
    • Matthew for All-Stars
    • Justin, then Courtney, and finally Katie in Pahkitew Island.
    • Olivia in Danger Island.
    • Topher in All-Stars 2.
    • Scott in Redemption.
  • Birthday Episode: The penultimate episode of All-Stars 2, "The Lost Island of Wawanakwa", takes place on Olivia's eighteenth birthday.
  • Born Unlucky: Malcolm. Labeled as "The Pain Magnet" if something painful is going to happen when he's around, it will more than likely happen to him.
    Malcolm: "I'm kinda accident prone, and that's about a thousand foot of shark-infested accident."
  • Brains Evil, Brawn Good: The rivalry between Natasha and Lightning.
  • Break the Cutie:
    • Scarlett is forced to deal with her twin's elimination, accidentally kissing her taken best friend, lied on by Mal, ostracized by her team, and emotionally abused by Mal. She doesn't take it well.
    • Contessa later follows her trail. She's nearly blackmailed when someone discovers her orientation, her best friend (who was supposed to keep it secret) let it slip and quits the game out of guilt, and she gets eliminated by her girlfriend who was only using her as a means to an end. The experience damages her reputation and her belief in finding love.
  • Brutal Honesty: The reason Terrance is considered a jerk is because he refuses to lie.
  • The Cameo:
    • Similar to Katie returning in canon, Mike returns in "Are We There Yeti?" to drive the Boat of Losers after Zoey gets eliminated.
    • Harold returns in "Get A Clue", where Chris brings him back as a special effects artist for the challenge.
    • The whole first generation (except Blaineley) appears in "Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!" Malcolm also gets an extended one by himself where he asks Chris about why they've been replaced.
    • Harold in "Truth or Mutant Shark", where he demonstrates the Mad Skills Obstacle Course.
    • Kitsune in "Finders Creepers", when she is hired by Chris to dress up as a mutant spider to catch the campers.
    • Scarlett and Sierra in "Backstabbers Ahoy!", they demonstrate the challenge by blowing up one of the water mines.
    • Zoey in "Runaway Model", where she is a judge for the fashion challenge, and is abducted by Sasquatchinakwa.
    • Staci and the Clone in "A Mine is a Terrible Thing to Waste", where they are revealed to have been bunking in the mine.
    • Noah and Gwen in "The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean", they are buried in treasure chests for the teams to dig up.
    • Duncan in "Grand Chef Auto", where he blows up Mount Chrismore.
    • Heather in "Up, Up, and Away in my Pitiful Balloon", where she steals the million dollars and Chris's zeppelin. The final five are then tasked with stopping her.
    • DJ in "Eat, Puke, and Be Wary", where he is brought against his will to judge the final four's cooking dishes.
    • There are multiple cameo appearances at the end of most of the All-Stars chapters, where two characters would go and retrieve the flushed contestant of the day from wherever in the world they ended up. These include:
      • Malcolm and Sky for Victor.
      • Amy and Eva for Jo.
      • Sam and Gary for Natasha.
      • Sammy and Zoey for Mike.
      • Duncan and Noah for Kitsune.
      • Tyler and Ezekiel for Lightning.
      • Ella and Sugar for Angel.
      • Harold and Sierra for Scarlett.
      • Gwen and Leshawna for Bridgette.
      • Beardo and Staci for Alejandro.
      • DJ and Trent for Cody and Matthew.
    • Before/after the aforementioned cameos, DJ, Harold, Malcolm and Trent appear as the return opponents in "Suckers Punched": they represented Matthew's "fear" of boy bands but faced Lightning instead.
    • Blaineley returns in "Alien vs. Competitor" alongside Clone, in order to take revenge on Chris for her humiliation back in World Tour.
    • Shawn returns in "The Final Wreck-ening", filling the balloons and staying to watch the final challenge with the other All-Stars.
    • Matthew comes back in "Blast From The Past" (the Randomverse counterpart of "Scarlett Fever") to extort Chris for season six's prize money under the threat of killing either him and/or the final six.
    • Clone makes several appearances throughout Danger Island as part of the crew or for challenges.
    • DJ reappears in "By Hook or By Cook", once again serving as a judge for a cooking challenge.
    • Matthew once again appears in the final episode of All-Stars 2 for one last attempt at revenge on Chris.
    • Redemption features the former All-Stars checking up on the eliminated contestants upon landing at the Playa de Losers. The order goes:
      • Lightning for Gary
      • Justin for Anne Maria.
  • The Chessmaster: Natasha. Even when his plan fails, he's able to quickly turn the new situation to his advantage.
  • Crossover: Characters from TD's sister shows, 6teen and Stōked, are among the competitors in Ridonculous Race.
  • Daddy's Girl: Scarlett is implied to have been very close to her father when he was alive.
  • Damsel in Distress: Angel constantly finds herself in dangerous situations and has to be saved by Lily or Bridgette.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Noah in season one. Kitsune takes over in Action and World Tour, and Lily fills the role in Revenge of the Island with both girls splitting it in All-Stars. Rebecca serves as such in Danger Island.
  • Demoted to Extra:
    • Despite winning season one, Noah has never been a competitor for more than a few chapters at a time starting in season two.
    • After reaching the Final Four in Island, Zoey was the first boot alongside Mike the following season.
    • Despite ranking 3rd in Island, Alejandro fails to make the cut for Action and sits out the first half of the competition before he returns to compete.
    • Due to Sammy's Character Development, Amy was an early knockout in Action didn't return to compete until Redemption. Seven. Seasons. Later.
      • Ironically enough, Sammy has yet to return after being the runner-up in season one and eighth in season two.
    • DJ has yet to compete after making it far in season one and winning season two.
    • Natasha and Jo, two high ranking players in Revenge of the Island are both eliminated before the fourth episode in All-Stars.
    • B and Dawn managed to go far in Pahkitew Island (with Dawn even winning the season). However, both are the first two heroes eliminated in All-Stars 2.
    • Rebecca and Terrance were the finalists in Danger Island; in All-Stars 2, they ended up being the first two villains knocked out.
  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: Cody mistakenly tells Scarlett he loves her when trying to say it in his head. After getting eliminated, Scarlett reveals she feels the same.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Everyone reacts like this upon hearing Amy has a crush on Noah.
  • Ditzy Genius: This is literally Lindsay's label.
  • Duct Tape for Everything: In "Super Happy Crazy Fun Time Japan", Tyler uses duct tape to plug up a hole in economy class.
    Tyler: (juggling a roll) "Man, is there anything this stuff can't do?"
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Malcolm's story after his return in Island, as the rest of the cast see him as a hanger-on in an alliance he created.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending:
    • After being sent through hell and back because of Mal, Scarlett wins World Tour.
    • Contessa was humiliated by Rebecca who manipulated her feelings in Danger Island and constantly used for drama by Topher in said season and All-Stars 2. She manages to stick it to both of them by finding a new love and winning the latter.
  • Exact Eavesdropping: After Harold is eliminated in Island, Kitsune overhears Alejandro complaining about it and learns of his hand in Duncan's elimination in the process. This moment is what cements her rivalry with him and inspires her to take the game more seriously.
  • Exact Words: This trope has defeated two villains.
    • When Alejandro gets the head shave dare in Island, he ends up shaving his own head and gets eliminated because the dare was for Chef to do it.
    • In order to get a spot in the finale of World Tour, you had to be one of the first two to set foot on Hawaii. So in spite of Matthew arriving first, Scarlett and Mal become the finalists since they hit the beach first.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Several.
    • In "I Triple Dog Dare You", Sammy gets her hair dyed black with a red streak as part of Gwen's dare. The next episode shows she couldn't wash it out but likes it enough to keep it that way: as a bonus, it allows everyone to tell the twins apart.
    • After going berserk in "Scarlett Fever", Scarlett's hair is styled into a braided ponytail resembling Sierra's.
    • As in canon, Lightning's hair turns white in the ROTI finale.
    • After they stop dying their hair blonde, Blaineley and Olivia both sport their natural brunette color.
  • Foot Popping: Lily performs this during her first kiss with Lightning in "The Yolk's on You!". Jasmine also invokes this: in her case, she has to raise her feet up to kiss Mitch, who's taller than her.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • The very first Aftermath has two examples: one of the fans who sent an email was named Young Easy (which is Gary's rapping moniker). The second references Ridonculous Race, where Noah states his type of girl would be a lawyer, who he'd travel the world with and maybe embarrass himself.
    • In "Dial M for Merger", Duncan tells Chris he's gonna push someone too far one day. By the end of season six, Blaineley and Matthew have made attempts on Chris's life.
  • Gambit Pile Up: Happens in All-Stars Heather finds the immunity idol, then Alejandro steals it. Then Alejandro reveals to Heather that he stole it while Angel was eavesdropping. Then Angel steals it, then Matthew steals it from her. Then Matthew gives it to Alejandro and sets it up to where he has to play it. Turns out, Heather and Alejandro were using that to boot Bridgette without gaining any enemies.
  • Hate Sink: Word of God says this is Matthew's role. Rebecca sinks lower than him after Danger Island ends.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • Angel attempts this to prevent Lightning or Lily from being sent home, but is switched to the Villainous Vultures instead.
    • Dawn convinces the Heroic Horses to vote her off in "Maya Way or the Highway" since she already won and only returned due to her contract. Despite their reluctance, she's eliminated unanimously.
  • Hero vs. Villain Duet: One of the original songs for World Tour is "Clash Of The Rivals", a duet between Mal and Scarlett. For his part, Mal taunts Scarlett by boasting about all the players he's managed to eliminate and how she should just give up and join him. Scarlett fights back by claiming that all the people Mal's gotten rid of are counting on her to defeat him and that she's going to complete her Redemption Quest by stopping him for good.
  • Hidden Depths: Several characters (most notably the OCs) have such traits. For example:
    • Kitsune's real name is Faith Gamble, and she's the daughter of one of Canada's most infamous serial killers.
    • As Chef reveals in season six, Chris used to be a Nice Guy until he took a job that required him to be a jerk. While he'd be himself off the clock, he eventually turned into the man he is now.
    • Carly's pantaphobia is the result of her family's occupations/hobbies, so she grew up seeing every horrible way things could go wrong.
  • Honor Before Reason: Despite his hatred towards Alejandro, Harold agrees to vote off Malcolm in World Tour due to the favor he owed him for getting Duncan eliminated 2 seasons ago.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Each time an OC is introduced, the author lists the voice actor they'd imagine providing their voice (though they remember each VA by a character they previously portrayed rather than their name):
  • In-Series Nickname: Both Noah and Duncan exclusively refer to Kitsune as "Foxtrot" and "Foxy" respectively.
  • In Spite of a Nail: The vastly different casts still don't change some things.
    • Several characters still compete in the same seasons as in the canon show. These include:
      • Island: DJ, Duncan, Gwen, Harold, Heather, Leshawna, Noah, Trent and Tyler all still debut in this season.
      • Action: DJ, Duncan, Harold, and Heather all still compete.
      • World Tour: Alejandro, Duncan, Harold, Heather, Leshawna, Noah and Tyler all still compete and Sierra still debuts.
      • Revenge of the Island: Jo, Lightning and Sam all still debut in this season.
      • All Stars: Alejandro, Heather, Jo, Lightning, and Mike all still compete
      • Pahkitew Island: Dave still debuts.
    • Canon couples Trent/Gwen, Mike/Zoey, Alejandro/Heather and Owen/Izzy all still get together.
    • The main villain of Island is defeated via the head shave dare and Exact Words.
    • Heather, Alejandro, Mal, Justin, Courtney and Scott are all still Big Bads at one point.
    • Scarlett still goes insane and tries to kill the others only here, it was due to a severe mental breakdown.
    • Someone still quits World Tour over getting fed up with the singing rule.
    • The new male character in World Tour ends up in a robot suit.
    • In All-Stars, two characters end up in an Accidental Kiss via a broken step on the loser cabin.
    • Izzy is still chased off by the RCMP at one point.
  • Insufferable Genius: Played with with Matthew. He thinks he's a genius, but everyone else finds him insufferable.
  • Interspecies Romance: Staci, a human, and Clone, an alien clone of Victor.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Olivia initially avoided Contessa under the belief that the latter has feelings for Dawn, despite her own attraction to the Hopeless Romantic.
  • Jerk Jock: Terrance. He's described as a basketball player, and his label is actually "The Jerk".
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: During episode 3 of Redemption Ezekiel mentions in a confessional how Harold and Sam sound almost the same, referring to how they're played by the same VA in the parent work.
  • Love Triangle: Two separate ones.
    • In Action, Heather has feelings for Alejandro, who has feelings for her and Kitsune. Kitsune has feelings for Alejandro and Duncan, and Duncan has feelings for Kitsune. Kitsune chooses Duncan and Alejandro and Heather eventually get together
    • In World Tour, Leshawna and Sierra compete for Harold's affections while Malcolm harbors feelings for Sierra. Harold chooses Leshawna and Sierra realizes that she really wanted Malcolm.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Alejandro and Natasha. And to a lesser extent, Mal.
    • Alejandro fools everyone (except for Noah and Kitsune) into thinking he's a Nice Guy only to turn them all against each other when the mood strikes him.
    • Natasha manages to manipulate his entire team into following his plans from day one. And they all think he's mute at the time.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Kitsune is the Japanese word for fox, and her normal outfit consists of fox ears and a tail.
    • Natasha is played as a devil in disguise, and his named spelled backwards is "Ah Satan."
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Played with. It's Heather's mistreatment of Gwen that cause Victor, Malcolm, and Noah to betray her.
  • The Mole: Victor returns as one after his original elimination in Action in order to keep Heather and Kitsune in the game as long as possible.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • After Amy's elimination, Mike says that "twinning isn't everything" in response to Sammy asking if it's wrong that she's happy Amy's gone.
    • While assembling the Totem Pole of Shame, Alejandro admits Duncan had the skills to reach the Final Four, which he did in canon Island.
    • In the second Action Aftermath, Gwen thinks she would have been sent home during the Prison movie challenge, which is where she was eliminated in canon.
    • Blaineley states in the first WT Aftermath that with her singing talent, Heather could've been a finalist.
    • When Scarlett tells Sierra that she's in a relationship with Cody, she replies that he's cute.
    • The first episode of Redemption reveals Gwen and Ella are cousins, serving as a reference to Total DramaRama where the two are also cousins.
  • The Nicknamer: Noah. He refers to several of the other campers by a name he calls them. Victor is "Wadsworth," Malcolm is "Wile E," Sammy is "Cheer Squad" etc.
  • Noble Demon: Courtney in Pahkitew Island starts out like this, but after Dave's elimination, she rolls with it.
  • Non-Gameplay Elimination: This happens several times during the series, with ROTI and All-Stars 2 being the only seasons so far not to have one.
    • Island:
      • In "Paintball Deer Hunter", Malcolm is eliminated after being mauled by a bear. He's brought back only to quit in "Wawanakwa Gone Wild".
    • Action:
      • In "Top Dog", Victor is disqualified for voting out Heather when he was only brought back to make sure she made the finale.
    • World Tour has the most examples:
      • The first episode has Noah quit after getting fed up with the new singing rule.
      • In "Jamaica Me Sweat", Duncan ends up being medevaced after being crushed by the plane.
      • Victor is disqualified once again in "Scarlett Fever", this time for not singing.
      • Just like canon, Chris disqualifies Sierra for blowing up the jumbo jet, albeit under different circumstances.
    • All-Stars:
    • Pahkitew Island:
      • In "Splash Dash Redemption", Dave quits to prevent Britney's elimination, per Courtney's advice. It turns out that Courtney was going to be eliminated.
      • "Blast From The Past" has two: Geoff is disqualified for slamming Matthew into the island's computer while Izzy is chased off by the RCMP.
    • Danger Island:
      • In "Fright or Flight", Lindsay is eliminated after she is severely injured crossing a minefield.
      • In "By Hook or By Cook", Owen quits out of guilt for revealing Contessa's orientation to Olivia. Unfortunately, he ended up doing exactly what Olivia expected him to.
  • Not His Sled: Much like canon, "The Sucky Outdoors" sees Duncan and a nerdy girl (in this case Scarlett) snuggling overnight and Duncan has been flirting with her. Only different is that Duncan and Scarlett don't end up together. Duncan gets together with Kitsune, while Scarlett later hooks up with Cody.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: Dakota came to believe she and Rebecca were irredeemable witches.
  • Odd Friendship:
    • Kitsune and Alejandro; after being forced to ally to stay in the game, the two become good friends.
    • Heather and Shawn: although they initially tolerated one another due to their alliance, they come to see each other as friends.
    • Bridgette and Lightning; due to the latter swapping teams and knowing he'd be the next one sent home, Bridgette promises to prevent that. They end up becoming close friends and bond over their respective crushes on Angel and Lily.
    • Dave and Geoff after the latter helps the former hook up with Britney, with Dave coming to see Geoff as his best friend.
    • Owen and Contessa.
  • Official Couple/Ship Tease: Several hints, and later couples, pop up over the course of the series:
    • First Generation: Mike/Zoey, DJ/Sammy, Duncan/Kitsune/, Leshawna/Harold, Gwen/Trent, Malcolm/Sierra and Alejandro/Heather.
    • Second Generation: Lily/Lightning, Angel/Bridgette, Beardo/Ella and Eva/Ezekiel.
    • Third Generation: Dave/Britney, Brick/Courtney, Geoff/Katie and Cameron/Sadie
    • Fourth Generation: Jasmine/Mitch, Leonard/Lindsay and Contessa/Olivia.
    • Ridonculous Race: Carrie/Devin, Caitlin/Jen and Steven/Tom.
    • Mixed Generations: Cody/Scarlett, Owen/Izzy, Noah/Emma and Carly/Shawn.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname:
    • Kitsune. The majority of the cast call her this, despite her real name being revealed as Faith. The only person who calls her Faith is Heather mainly because she knows Kitsune hates it.
    • Sammy was this, with almost everyone calling her Samey. However, once everyone bonds with her and she makes it clear how much she hates it, everyone switches to her real name, with only Chris and Amy continuing to use Samey.
    • Lightning is another example, with Lily referring to him to a diminutive version of 'Rudolph' (Rudy), his actual name.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Dave lampshades this in "Total Drama's Got Talent": when Jaxon takes a blow to the head and doesn't speak in the third person, you know he's out of it.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Matthew is a rather villainous example. Despite being the main, and practically only antagonist in World Tour, he very quickly winds up taking a backseat to Mal about halfway through the season.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Lily describes her actions as such, using her friends and her crush to further herself in the game despite caring for them.
  • Related in the Adaptation:
    • Harold and Scarlett are given a brother-sister (twins, in fact) relationship in the fic's universe, despite there being no indication that either of them even know of the other's existence (never mind being related) in canon.
    • Similarly, Dave is Noah's cousin here, and Dave only signed up on his mother's insistence because Noah won.
    • As mentioned in Mythology Gag above, Ella is Gwen's younger cousin here.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
    • Just like Lindsay's rant to Heather in canon "That's Off The Chain!", Sammy gives one to Amy so vicious, most of it had to be censored.
    • Mal chews out Matthew in "Planes, Trains, and Hot Air Mobiles" for his multiple attempts to betray him, calling him a coward and a weasel.
    • Dawn, of all people dishes one out on Katie in "Trivial Pursuits", pointing out how everything she did since the merge makes her no different than Justin. It's enough to make Katie break down crying.
  • Sanity Slippage: Matthew goes through one during All-Stars to the point where the author states he's turning into Mal.
  • Secret-Keeper: Upon learning of Mike's disorder in "Not Quite Famous", Sammy keeps it to herself until his elimination. "Revenge of the Telethon" reveals he told her about Mal between seasons.
  • Shipper on Deck: Quite a few.
    • Kitsune for Trent/Gwen
    • Sammy for Mike/Zoey
    • Mike for Sammy/DJ
    • Bridgette for Beardo/Ella
    • Lily and Chef for Angel/Bridgette
    • Angel, Bridgette, and Ella for Lily/Lightning
    • Bridgette, Lily and Sierra for Cody/Scarlett.
    • Geoff and Dawn for Britney/Dave.
    • Owen for Contessa/Rebecca (it doesn't last.).
    • Dawn and Katie for Contessa/Olivia.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Shrinking Violet: Carly, who has a moderate case of pantaphobia.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang:
    • Harold and Scarlett could not be more different personality wise. Harold is always over the top, tends to goof off, very open about his feelings and most of his interests are related to random geeky things. On the other hand, Scarlett is subdued, serious, tends to keep her feelings to herself and most of her interests relate to academics.
    • Angel and Lily are even more different. Angel is nice, sees the best in everything and is very open in her feelings. On the other hand, Lily is more bitter, sees the worse in everything and would rather keep her feelings to herself.
  • Slippery Swimsuit: Happens to Amy in 'After the Dock of Shame'. and to Sammy in 'One Million Bucks BC'.
  • Status Quo Is God: The bonus clip of "The Final Wreck-ening" has Shawn considering giving up his zombie obsession. Then Kitsune swims up behind him wearing a zombie mask and scares him off.
  • Suddenly Speaking: The others had no idea Natasha could talk when he does.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: After all the crimes he committed throughout All-Stars, Pahkitew Island, and All-Stars 2, Matthew gets arrested following his defeat.
  • Team Killer: Lily tries this to eliminate Jo in season four. Matthew tries it again next season and Scott applies it in season seven.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Alejandro and Kitsune very clearly despise each other, but admit to being able to work together if need be in Action.
  • Tempting Fate: During the first challenge of All-Stars, Kitsune voices her glee at not being on a team of villains again. Two episodes later, she switches to the Villainous Vultures.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Angel (one of the nicest girls on the island) and Lily (one of the antagonists).
  • Token Evil Teammate:
    • Amy for the Screaming Gaffers in Action
    • Alejandro for Team Chris in World Tour
    • Matthew for Team Omega in World Tour
    • Heather for Team Amazon in World Tour, later Alejandro when he switched teams.
    • Jo for the Mutant Maggots in Revenge of the Island.
    • Courtney for the Confused Bears and Justin for the Floating Salmon in Pahkitew Island.
  • Token Good Teammate:
    • Kitsune for the Killer Grips in Action after Alejandro enters the game and Victor is eliminated.
    • Tyler for Team Omega in World Tour after Noah is eliminated.
    • Ezekiel for the Toxic Rats in Revenge of the Island after Jo joins the team.
    • Mike for the Villainous Vultures in All-Stars. Angel later fulfills the role after Kitsune's eliminated.
    • Jasmine for the Ruby Warriors in Danger Island after Lindsay is medevaced from the competition.
    • Geoff for the Villainous Vipers in All-Stars 2 (though his attitude towards it makes him an Anti-Villain).
  • Voice for the Voiceless:
    • Lily frequently translates what Natasha is trying to say through his mute communication, although this stops once it's revealed he can talk just fine.
    • Dawn also translates B's thoughts and ideas to the other campers.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Sam, Anne Maria, and Max, who only compete in one episode when they debuted. This can also apply to Gary, Jaxon, and Andrew & Elliot who only lasted two episodes.
    • Averted with Dakota, who was axed by the second episode of season seven but still appeared in every episode of the season.
    • Averted when all of them aside from Max return in Redemption.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Very few people are pleased with Kitsune's move to vote for Alejandro after they'd become friends to the point where DJ and Victor take an entire episode to decide if they should trust her.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: As part of his strategy, Natasha observes his fellow contestants and should his current plans change, he'll learn from his mistakes and adapt to the situation.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: An unintentional case. In the bonus clip of "You Regatta Be Kidding Me", Angel doesn't believe she was a good villain after she's eliminated, but Sugar tells her that with the way she was eliminated, someone must have considered her a threat, which cheers Angel up.

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