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Total Drama Nations is a deleted 2014Total Drama fanfiction written by Froman Theman. It features a very racially diverse cast - in fact, each contestant is from a different country. Each continent (with the obvious exception of Antarctica) is represented by multiple contestants, from Canadian nice girl Emma to Chinese pushover Da to Ghanaian bully Thema to French health fanatic Clara, and so many more.


The story is complete, and an indirect sequel, Total Drama Cabin Fever, is in progress.

This fanfic provides examples of:

  • Actually Pretty Funny: How Jafari reacts to most of Andres's jokes.
  • Affably Evil: Hans
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Rosa
  • Anything That Moves: Débora is only in the game to get laid.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Eun, who has written fanfiction about all the past contestants.
  • Asian and Nerdy: Eun and Makoto, though Eun shows it far more.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Becomes apparent when the final three contestants are all fairly mean, but the winner ultimately ends up being Hans.
  • Asian Rudeness: Makoto has a pretty bad case of this. He claims to get it from his father.
  • Big Bad: As the numbers really begin to dwindle, it is common opinion that Hans holds this title. Sadaf also has her moments, as well.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Due to the nature of the season, a lot of contestants will occasionally use words or phrases in a different language. Dmitri, Carmen, and Hans seem to do this the most often. Especially so with Dmitri, as his family wasn't able to afford decent English lessons for him.
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  • Birds of a Feather: Lacey and Mustafa, who bond over their love of history.
  • Black-and-Grey Morality: Most contestants in the story are cold-hearted villains or flawed heroes.
  • Bollywood Nerd: Abdi, naturally.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Hans, who builds himself up to be the Big Bad of the season. He succeeds.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: After cheating for three straight episodes, a certain player finally gets caught and is promptly eliminated.
  • Class Clown: Andres. It's his label, in fact.
  • The Cutie: Anna
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Gloria
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Emma for Majestic Mesopotamia and Carmen for Noble Nile.
  • The Ditz: Anna. Hans managed to convince her that Emma skins puppies, drowns kittens, and loathes blondes with minimal effort.
  • Enemy Mine: Jafari lets Jacob into his alliance so he can have the numbers to take Carmen out.
    • Clara, despite opposing the Axis Alliance, votes for Khalid with them for the sake of everyone's safety, even though her friends voted for Makoto.
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  • Even Evil Has Standards: Hans is fine with Makoto hurting Da and Rosa... as long as he doesn't cause any serious injury. He also makes it very clear that touching Anna is strictly off-limits.
  • Evil vs. Evil: Sadaf's, Thema's, and Carmen's conflicts with each other.
    • This could arguably apply to the Hans vs. Emma rivalry as well.
  • Extreme Doormat: Da is an invoked and exaggerated example. He doesn't want to make anyone mad and want to vote for him, so he does whatever anyone else says. Makoto borderline tortures him, and Da willingly goes along with it.
  • Fat Bastard: Gloria, a con artist whose overweight figure is mentioned more than a few times.
  • Fat Comic Relief: Andres
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Once again, the Axis Alliance: Anna (sanguine), Makoto (choleric), Rosa (phlegmatic), Da (melancholy), and Hans (leukine)
  • French Jerk: Clara
  • Freudian Excuse: Makoto's actions are due to his poor mental state and home life.
  • Freudian Trio: Outright lampshaded by Jafari in one episode.
  • Foreshadowing: Early on, Mustafa mentions that he'd never forgive himself if someone got hurt because of his weapons... which Carmen later uses to her advantage by breaking into his weapons case and taking a sword, which she used to coerce Thema. Mustafa quits that night in order to keep anyone else from getting hurt.
  • Funetik Aksent: Mostly averted, with Isaiah being the sole exception, and even then it's fairly downplayed.
  • Funny Foreigner: All of the more comedic characters fall under this, since the story takes place in Canada, and the Canadian contestant, Emma, is not comic relief.
  • Funny Schizophrenia: Very much averted. Emma suffers from schizophrenia, and it's played very much for drama.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: Olivia breaks her leg during a challenge and is promptly voted out that night because of it.
  • Genki Girl: Eun and Olivia
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Anna, 90% of the time.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Khalid has one, and is very insecure about it.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Emma's attempts at keeping the season positive are done civilly at first, but as time goes on, she starts resorting to insults and cruelty towards anyone even close to mean or villainous.
  • Hollywood Nerd: Jafari
  • Husky Russkie: Dmitri, natch.
  • I Work Alone: Dmitri refuses to join any sort of alliance.
  • Insufferable Genius: Makoto at times.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Jafari, who is intelligent, athletic, and social.
  • Jerkass: Many, but standout examples include Clara, Makoto, and Thema.
  • Keet: Yotam. He is even called "small parakeet boy" in one instance
  • Knight Templar: Emma is overall kind to people she considers nice or good, but has a very icy attitude towards anyone remotely mean or villainous.
  • Like Goes with Like: Averted. All couples in the story are interracial save for Hans/Anna, who are both white and, as such, do not fall under this trope.
  • Magical Computer: Abdi's tablet seems to function as one.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Olivia wants to be one for Dmitri, though it doesn't work.
    • Andres actually manages to succeed in being this to Rosa.
  • Meganekko: Lacey
  • Mistaken for Gay: At first, Hans believes that the reason Sadaf and Lacey are such close allies is because they're a couple, rather than just really close friends.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Débora assumes this role in order to get laid.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After Hans pushes Emma into a burning firepit, he has a borderline Heroic BSoD throughout the entire next episode.
  • Nice Guy / Nice Girl: Andres, Jafari, and Mustafa among the boys; and Anna, Lacey, and Olivia among the girls.
  • The Nicknamer: Anna is a downplayed example, as it's implied she only uses nicknames because she can't remember anyone's name aside from hers and Hans'.
  • No Indoor Voice: Yotam
  • Only in It for the Money: Gloria, who takes it Up to Eleven by also selling things the other contestants with varying legitimacy.
  • Opt Out: Mustafa does this after Carmen and Thema almost kill each other using his own sword.
  • Pungeon Master: Andres
  • Race Name Basis: Makoto refers to Da exclusively as "Chinaman".
  • Rated M for Manly: Jacob sees himself this way.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni:
    • Clara is Red, Dmitri is Blue
    • Makoto is Red, Hans is Blue
    • Andres is Red, Jafari is Blue
    • Sadaf is the Blue to Isaiah's Red as well as the Red to Lacey's Blue
  • Sanity Slippage:
    • It's unclear how long Emma suffered from schizophrenia, but it's quite clear that it acts up more and more as the episodes go on.
    • Carmen begins feeling rather paranoid once she starts losing her allies.
  • Ship Tease:
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Lacey hopes to leaves the game with a boyfriend. She succeeds with Mustafa.
  • Stereotype Flip: Isaiah, who is Jamaican, is portrayed as stern and hardworking, whereas the Jamaican stereotype is to be lazy and easygoing.
    • One Italian stereotype is that they're very open with their emotions. Rosa is possibly the least emotional person in the cast.
  • The Sociopath: Makoto has all the makings of one. It turns out he has Antisocial Personality Disorder and is, in fact, a self-proclaimed sociopath.
  • The Stoic: Dmitri. Rosa is this trope Played for Laughs.
  • The Strategist:
    • Carmen intends to play with strategy and strategy alone.
    • Hans plays an effective strategic game, even choosing to change strategies on occasion to keep things from getting boring.
    • Jafari is a more heroic example of this trope, being an overall nice guy who uses strategy to take out some of his less heroic teammates.
    • Sadaf, especially once the merge hits, proves herself to be quite the mastermind. Even losing her two closest allies doesn't keep her from pulling off a blindside.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Quite a few of the contestants are either short tempered, cruel, apathetic, or borderline psychotic.
  • Token Good Teammate: From the Axis Alliance, Anna, who is a sweet girl who sees the best in her alliance-mates, to the point where she has no idea she's part of a Five-Man Band at all and thinks that Hans is a genuinely good person.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Emma starts of as a reasonable if not somewhat stern person, but after a while, ends up trying to kill three teammates.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Thema ends up becoming a lot less easy to anger and a lot more social as the game goes on.
    • While Clara never fully strays from her jerkish tendencies, she admits that she was pretty bad at the start of the game and seeks to get better.
  • Villain Protagonist: Hans for Mesopotamia and Sadaf for Nile.
  • Walking Armory: Mustafa has knowledge of every type of weapon, and carries a large variety of them around on his person.
  • White Man's Burden: Caucasian Jacob assists Hispanic Andres and Arabic Mustafa with their crushes. Justified as Jacob sees them as "bros" and would likely do the same if they were white.
  • Who's on First?: A relatively minor example, but Dmitri's tendency to use "da" instead of "yes" can sometimes be confusing when the Chinese boy is involved.
  • Would Hit a Girl:
    • Makoto ends up throwing Clara to the ground and kicking her in the stomach in one instance.
    • There's also Khalid, but only when he's really angry.
    • A few challenges are simply "beat up your opponents", so this happens quite a bit.

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