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Total Drama 60 Club is the first story in SeahawkLover12/TheNewGame's Total Drama Fanfic series. When the network decides to bring back all 52 former contestants, they also include eight newbies to even it out: Mark, Vladimir, Raaheel, Kim, Anna, PFRJ, Liam, and Tobias. The rules are still the same: the contestants are divided into teams and given challenges every so often; whenever a team loses a challenge they have to vote one of their members off the show, and after a handful of contestants from either opposite team are eliminated (in a combined total between both teams), the teams merge and the remaining contestants compete as individuals and engage in a free-for-all where it's every man (and woman) for themselves. The last contestant standing wins, but the prize is increased drastically to one billion dollars. Also, every so often, the teams are reorganized into fewer teams, usually maintaining 9 players on a team to start. Much like World Tour, 60 Club goes around the world on a jet.

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  • Aborted Arc: In "Topher the Price of One," Noah steals some embarrassing information about Cody from Sierra's laptop to blackmail Cody. However, despite how much the move is hyped up in the episode, Noah never does anything with the information.
    • Noah's entire villainy arc could be seen as this after he causes 2 eliminations at the start of the 5 team stage. He then proceeds to lay low, and navigating the conflicts between alliances, makes it to the final 7 before being eliminated. By a sudden death challenge.
  • The Ace: Mark, who is nice with a really good social game, smart, strong, agile, and a very strong manipulator. He sees DJ and Zoey as this, leading him to target them.
  • Action Girl: Eva, after calming down and dating Mark, proves to be an extremely powerful player in challenges. Lindsay, Emma, Sammy and Sierra are also prominent, and most of the other girls have their moments (unless they are eliminated too early for this)
  • Achilles' Heel: Mark is pretty tough physically, but he's no good in the water.
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  • Adaptational Badass: Lindsay, Tyler, and Beth flip from being benevolent nice people into some very powerful manipulators, causing several eliminations. To some, they may be considered OC Stand-ins.
  • Affably Evil: Mark is one of the most powerful manipulators to ever play Total Drama, and the fear of him is called logic. His main method of manipulation? ...setting people up so he can get allies. He doesn't even backstab his allies until he's forced to, due to them being the only options for elimination, and never backstabs his closest allies: Eva, Sierra, and Cody.
  • Anyone Can Die: Becomes far more so than in original Total Drama, due to new strategies developing. This trope is especially in play if Bermuda Square or the Tripartite Alliance is involved.
  • Arch-Enemy: Bermuda Square and the Tripartite Alliance fight with each other for basically the whole game, making smaller alliances and non-manipulators fight each other to try to wreck the other's game. They even go head to head in the finale, after their game of chess with each other causes everyone else to be eliminated.
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  • Ascended Extra: Coach Brown and Brady play a massive role in the finale when Brady slows down one of the finalists as an air traffic controller by denying them landing clearance and giving the other finalist a ride to the hotel and Marlins Stadium in a van, and Coach Brown gives a finalist a ride to Marlins Stadium on a bus.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Is getting on the show not enough for you, Sierra? Try getting engaged to your crush from the show. And not like the fake marriages in World Tour; Cody proposes to her.
  • Attention Whore: Kim and Blaineley fight it out for the spotlight plenty.
  • Author Avatar: According to Word of God (Mark's page on Total Drama Fanfiction Wiki), Mark is intended to resemble how SeahawkLover12/TheNewGame would want to play Total Drama if he were on. His strategies probably wouldn't work on Survivor, though.
  • Back for the Finale: All the eliminated contestants come to the finale, to watch the final showdown.And the eliminated contestants even have to vote for the winner, thanks to Cody and Lindsay tying at the finish line.
  • Backstabbing the Alpha Bitch: Several people do this to Kim, especially Blaineley. Kim is eventually eliminated at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, Liam in "You Bet Your Monaco."
  • The Bad Guy Wins: It becomes apparent as the numbers dwindle that one of two very powerful and manipulative alliances is going to win.
  • Batman Gambit: Commonly used by Kim and the Tripartite Alliance, with the other manipulators doing so as well. Infamously, Mark executes one in "Bermuda Delta," with Bermuda Square throwing the challenge, Eva freaking out and getting targeted (complete with a fake breakup), Mark playing the cancellation idol on her, all of the outsider's votes being voided, and Bermuda Square's 4 votes for their target being the only ones that counted.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: When Chris gets fired, he asks Mark to get him back on the show. Mark accepts... but brings Chris on as a contestant.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Raaheel does not like having her hijab mocked.
    • Do not bring up Amy if you don't want to incur the wrath of Mark.
    • Thought Eva was bad in Island? Try punching Mark- oh, wait, your arm just got ripped off.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Mark is considered one of the nicest players on the show, but proves to be one of the strongest manipulators in Total Drama history. He also commonly brings up this trope to eliminate perceived threats, most infamously DJ. Also applies to the Tripartite Alliance, 3 of the nicest characters on the show turned into extremely powerful manipulators.
  • Big Bad: Bermuda Square and the Tripartite Alliance. Most of the eliminations they cause, however, are other contestants getting caught in the crossfire between the two alliances. However, there are also several side villains, though in the case of everyone but Noah and Kim, they did so under orders of Bermuda Square or the Tripartite Alliance.
  • Big Good: Tobias dislikes manipulators, and eliminates all former antagonists in the 6-team stage.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: The Tripartite Alliance: Tyler (big), Lindsay (thin), and Beth (short).
  • Bilingual Bonus: O Tagata Faimalaga o le ta'aloga tele is named by PFRJ in Samoan. It translates to "The Voyagers of Total Drama."
  • The Boxing Episode: "Backstabbing, Treachery, and Bells." The challenge is a boxing tournament.
  • Bridal Carry: If we had a dime for every time this was gender-inverted by Mark and Eva...
  • Call-Back:
    • Several challenges are references to former Total Drama challenges. Heck, the challenges in "Off With His Girlfriend!" and "My Breathing Is Just Ferdinand" are a series of former challenges.
    • Many characters parody former quotes at different points in the series.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Mark constantly notes that he's going to manipulate people, and play with his own self-interests in mind (as will everyone else).
  • Character Exaggeration: Inverted for the entire cast. The characters' canon counterparts are parodies of reality show and teen drama stereotypes, but the fic downplays their more satirical and cartoonish traits to permit more manipulation, and bringing their characters in bounds for believable, creating a more cutthroat and intense elimination game, putting the Drama in Total Drama.
  • Continuity Nod: Several.
    • How could Cody possibly hook up with Sierra after she went so crazy she though Cameron was him? Cody accidentally drugged her with the Love-Me Tea from season 3.
    • Lindsay made some good game moves in season 2, a warning sign of the Tripartite Alliance.
  • Covered in Kisses: Mark by Eva... who mixed up her lipstick with eye black.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Tagata and the World's Team lose almost all their challenges, and all of their players are picked off.
  • Death Glare: Mark, when threatening Amy to leave Sammy alone.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: In "Idle Idol," Beth rips off Sierra's top, causing Cody to be distracted and miss a shot. This leads to everyone stripping naked, so as not to distract others if their clothes are torn off.
  • Dramatic Pause: In every elimination, there are several lines of "..." before whoever the host is at the time reveals the person (or people) voted out, even though the reader already knows who's going home, because they saw all the votes being cast.
  • Elimination Catchphrase: "The Club Has Spoken" from "Off With His Girlfriend!" onwards.
  • Enemy Mine: With all the manipulators, this eventually has to happen. Notably, the Inner Circle Alliance between Noah and Emma and the Tripartite Alliance on Orange Delta.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite being a powerful manipulator, Mark refuses to break up couples, and has some major hatred towards Amy for treating her sister poorly. Even Lindsay shows dislike for Amy.
  • Evil vs. Evil: Bermuda Square and the Tripartite Alliance, plus any other side manipulators. This is generally what keeps driving the story.
  • Face Doodling: This begins the prank war in "Don't Close Your Eyes," when Liam draws a square on Katie's forehead, due to her being the outsider from Bermuda Square at that point.
  • Face–Heel Turn:
    • Mark begins wanting to be benign and not do too much, but once he eliminates DJ, he can't stop, going on to form the extremely volatile Bermuda Square.
    • The Tripartite Alliance, though they had been undercover, plotting, the whole time.
  • Fanservice: All the contestants end up stripping in "Idle Idol."
  • Foreshadowing: Alejandro makes it clear that the cancellation idol can be played on anyone. Mark finds it, and plays it on Eva instead of himself, voiding 5 votes against her, and blindsiding Kitty.
  • Femme Fatale: This is Kim's label and strategy.
    Kim: Hello, boys.
    [Boys' jaws drop]
  • Fetch Quest: The challenges in "Extreme Mall Day" (find items in a mall, with some other things added on), "You Bet Your Monaco" (win as much money as possible in the casino of the Prince of Monaco), and "The Treasure Map To The Merge" (dive into the waters off Samoa in search of a portrait of Alejandro).
  • Force Feeding: Kim does this to Raaheel in "You Bet Your Monaco," but since Raaheel is allergic to trout, this causes her to break out in hives.
  • Groin Attack: Common in the physical challenge in "Idle Idol."
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Non-dating members of Bermuda Square become this, especially at the finale.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Someone's huge alliance ends up leading to another manipulator having them voted out, overthrowing them, and eventually destroying the alliance entirely.
  • Husky Russkie: Vladimir is this, but is also fairly nice. He is capable of speaking perfect English, though, and will speak in broken English as a joke.
  • In-Series Nickname:
    • Eva calls Mark "halfback," referencing the fact that he plays halfback in high school.
    • Mark calls Cody "Codes" for a bit.
    • Cody calls Sierra "Big Purple." Interestingly, Mark uses this for one of his toughest football opponents back home, Garfield High School.
    • Mark will refer to anyone in the Tripartite Alliance as "Tripartite." This is partially to rile up Sammy, and later Noah, against them.
  • Karma Houdini: The two main villains are mostly able to get off scott-free with their manipulation, at least, until they fight each other in the merge. Though they both take a hit, with Sierra being eliminated for Bermuda Square at the hands of Sammy (she returns through Apehowin Island, though), and the Tripartite Alliance loses in the finale.
  • Last Minute Hookup: Anne Maria and Cameron in "Truth Or Failure," just before the former's elimination.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Mentioned in the title that there are 60 contestants. Also, is 60 not enough for you? Try throwing in 5 former Ridonculous Race characters, and bumping it up to 65!
  • Medium Awareness: The characters complain plenty about SeahawkLover12/TheNewGame's decisions.
  • The Millstone: During the 2-team stage, as long as the outsiders outnumber, or even tie, one of the alliances, they are flagrantly throwing challenges.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Mark teaches Sierra and Cody how to be good manipulators; they quickly pick up on this, despite being extremely benign in their former seasons.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Mark sees Courtney lashing out at Gwen over Duncan in World Tour as this.
  • Morality Pet: Mark for Eva. He is, to an extent, responsible for allowing her to turn the corner from being a rage monster to being a respectable athlete.
  • New Rules as the Plot Demands: To an extent, replacing the original immunity idol with the cancellation idol in "Bermuda Delta" changes an alliance's strategy. This leads to the blindside of someone, though a Batman Gambit involving the alliance throwing the challenge, one of the members freaking out and getting targeted (complete with a fake breakup with their lover), another member playing the cancellation idol on the first member, all of the outsider's votes being voided, and the alliance's votes for their target being the only ones that count.
  • Non-Gameplay Elimination: Chris quits the game after being offered a new job. Yes, he becomes a contestant.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: The strategy of the Tripartite Alliance. They lay low for 6 seasons, and come 60 Club, they become very strong manipulators, causing more eliminations in 1 season than Heather did in her whole career! Of course, so does Bermuda Square...
  • Out of Character: Once again, the Tripartite Alliance. They were chosen purely for shock value; who'd expect Lindsay to be an antagonist?
  • Paintball Episode: "A Very Messy Episode." The challenge is to hit all the players on the opposing team with paintballs.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!:
    Eva: DON'T. EVER. THINK. ABOUT. HARMING. MY. MARK!
  • Rejection Ritual: The elimination ceremonies. However, they are not standardized; during the 6 team stage, players are dropped through trap doors and players vote on the jet, but later, the voting booth is at a landmark of the destination of the week. The exits after the 6-team stage are also not standardized. Also, things change between the host announcing who is safe, and reading the votes.
  • Shipper on Deck: Mark. This is his main strategy, but he really does mean well by setting people up.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: Sierra and Cody. They're even implied to have sex in the middle of the game in "A Day Off," and get engaged in "Topher The Price Of One"!
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Some are intentional, some are not. However, SeahawkLover12/TheNewGame isn't saying anything.
    • Sierra and Cody to Geoff and Bridgette, as the super-close, super-friendly power couple that can't stop making out.
    • Kim to Alejandro. Heck, she's even nicknamed "Femalejandro!"
    • Liam to Kitty; they just want to have some fun, and don't really care about winning.
    • Mark to Heather. They both have a huge arsenal of strategies at their disposal, and are not afraid to use them, and both have a small alliance.
  • Take a Third Option: When one manipulator plots who to eliminate in "Bermuda Delta," the options appear to be Chef or Chris. They pick Kitty instead.
  • Take That!: In "My Breathing Is Just Ferdinand," the author bashes NoCo in an author's note. Cody also rejects the ship any time it is brought up.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Mark, as the series progresses, becomes more and more of a Manipulative Bastard. Also applies to the Tripartite Alliance and Noah becoming manipulators.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: In The Trimarathon, Kim finds an immunity idol, and stuffs it between her breasts. It's small enough to realistically fit there.
  • Villain Song:
    • Best Buffer Friends for Bermuda Square.
    • Duel for Bermuda Square and the Tripartite Alliance.
  • "The Villain Sucks" Song:
    • да, Ella to Sugar.
    • His Real Name Isn't Tyler to the Tripartite Alliance.
    • Duel, much like Versus in World Tour, is two villains singing about each other. Except that rather than being 1v1, it's two groups singing at each other.
  • Voted Off the Island: The main plot of the story is... people in a game show following just this elimination format.
  • Wham Episode:
    • "Extreme Mall Day" quickly gets the manipulation ball rolling, with Mark voting out DJ.
    • "Drama Boiling Over" is the Tripartite Alliance's first caused elimination, taking down Courtney.
    • "Jump Jump Revolution on Team Unity," when someone overthrows the Big Good, voting them out, and eventually, destroying their alliance.
    • "Truth Or Failure," where Kim gets Raaheel back on her side, and eliminates Blaineley, putting down the Order Of The Fallen Star alliance.
    • "You Bet Your Monaco," where someone decides to backstab his ex-girlfriend who had been manipulating everyone, voting her off.
    • "Bermuda Delta," where Bermuda Square uses the cancellation idol to blindside Kitty, officially beginning their picking off of their allies.
    • "Another Riot On Set!" where the Tripartite Alliance backstabs Emma, and she is voted out.

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