We all know that "Backstabbers Ahoy!" was a shocking and brutal episode from season four of Total Drama. We all know why. However, what if something were able to stop a certain event in this episode from happening? How will the change affect the rest of the season?
— Fanfic summary
This story provides examples of:
- Alternative Character Interpretation: In-universe. This fanfic offers a rather unique idea for what Mike's backstory is.
- Arc Words: When he was ten, Mike told his father he wanted to be like Spider-Man. That vow was what made him who he is today.
- Big Damn Hero: Brick and Cameron in Chapter 9.
- Brick Joke: The random questions from a previous chapter are resolved in the next one. The list is on the CMOF page.
- Catchphrase: "Something just makes my spidey senses go crazy" for Spider-Man-worshipping Mike.
- Character Development: Mike has this moment in Chapter 8."It was all on me...I was the last member of my team that was not consumed by the Earth. I felt a weight on my shoulders that I doubt could be surpassed- I felt so determined to save Zoey, as well as my best bud...Cameron. I was not going to give up- it was time to be the man I know I am inside."
- Closet Geek: Mike doesn't want the others to know about how much he idolizes Spider-Man. That is, until he accidentally admits it in Chapter 9. note
- Cluster F-Bomb: Mike unleashes a blue streak on Chris when one of the interns harms Zoey.
- Darker and Edgier: Just when you thought the season couldn't get darker...
- Foreshadowing: In Chapter 7, Chris is interrupted when he's about to say something about the Chris Head. Guess what happens two chapter later.
- HeelFace Turn: Chris decided to let the team select volunteers as the models due to having a change of heart.
- Heroic Wannabe: Mike wants to be just like his hero Spider-Man, and has a personality suspiciously similar to that of Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man. When Mike uses a lasso during his fight with Sasquatchanakwa, his technique is similar to the way Spider-Man uses webbing on his opponents.
- In Spite of a Nail: In this fanfic, the contestants use volunteers in the modeling challenge instead of wild animals; but due to "Operation Terrascape", Sasquatchanakwa still kidnaps Lindsay.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: When Mike straps on his dual water squirters, he means business.
- Love Triangle: Although Mike and Vito are the same person, so it's more like a three-person love rectangle.
- Mistaken for Racist: Lightning does this when he gets eliminated.
- Muscle Angst: Mike doesn't like taking his shirt off in public, but it's not because of Vito. He has body issues. ("I'm kind of sensitive about being shirtless.")
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: Dawn is the only girl on her and Brick's team, so Brick tends to mention her separately.
- Script Fic
- Ship Tease: In addition to Mike and Zoey as well as Sam and Dakota, Cameron and Dawn become the main ship, along with Brick and Jo.
- Shout-Out: "Spider-Man took a bullet for Captain America, I'm willing to die for you!"
- Take That!: Sam thinks nicknaming Pokemon is crazy.
- The Cameo: Puff, Benatar, DeeJay, and Axel all appear towards the end of The Doppelgangers.
- Victory Pose: Mike silently fist pumps when Zoey forgives him for kissing Anne Maria.
- What If?: Dawn is not eliminated in "Backstabbers Ahoy", as her canon counterpart was, and the altered season plays out from there.
- Whole Costume Reference: Dakota's outfit for the modeling challenge looks a lot like Princess Peach's main outfit.
- Whole Episode Flashback: The Doppelgangers is a separate one-shot fanfic explaining what The Junior Avengers did to celebrate Mike making it to the fourth season of Total Drama.