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Total Drama Revolution (commonly known as TDRev) is the third story in Toadgamer80's Total Drama fanfic series, written in the summer of 2011. Taking place in an ambiguously located metropolis where 20 contestants were to compete for another million dollars, the story was named after the author's belief that it'd "revolutionize" not just the wiki, but the Total Drama fanfiction community at large. Sure enough, the story was beloved when it first came out, winning numerous wiki-based accolades such as "Featured Story" and "Best 2011 Competition Story."

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...in retrospect, however, time has not been kind to TDRev. When removed from the context of 2011, the story is most notable for its complete lack of plot and characterization, constant pop culture references, lowbrow humor, and choppy, sophomoric prose. As a result, it's still just as well-known as it was in 2011, but for a different reason: it's easy to mock, with a healthy dose of Creator Backlash. You can read it, if you really want to, here.


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This story provides examples of:

  • Aerith and Bob: Characters in the story have names ranging from Kim, Abbey, and PJ to Toad, Kavren, and Northworth.
  • All Men Are Perverts: All the boys in the cast are, at least. The only one who's completely scot-free is Ori.
  • Ambiguously Gay: As mentioned above, Ori - he's the only male contestant to not pursue any girls, and he seems very insecure about it. In one scene, he claims he's talking to a (fake) girlfriend, who's actually his father.
  • Alpha Bitch: Chelsey and Elle, two "popular girl" contestants, were designed to be this, but ended up gaining a much larger fanbase than the contestants they mocked.
  • Bland-Name Product/No Celebrities Were Harmed: References to these are constant, such as the Wuu! (Wii) and Randy Spamberg and his band "The Lonesome Body of Land Surrounded By Water" (take a guess).
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  • Bratty Half-Pint: Toad, an obnoxious, immature preteen who's competing against 19 teenagers.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: A few of the less objectionable characters are still just... strange, like Lizza and Tasia.
  • Dirty Kid: Both Toad, who is 12 but acts disgusting and even rips Chelsey's shirt off at one point, and Kiddie Kid Kavren.
  • Flat Character: Nearly every single character in the story. The only ones who eventually break free are Chelsey, only after returning for Total Drama Superstar Showdown and receiving development, and Ori, who wasn't even created by the author.
  • The Generic Guy: Practically everyone who isn't a pervert, jerkass, or lunatic is one of these, including (but not limited to) Abbey, Antoine, Mackenzie, and Mattie.
  • Hate Sink: A few characters in the cast - namely, Elle, Chelsey, and Northworth - were intended as this, being based on "popular kids" who bullied the author in middle school. This backfired and they're now three of the most-liked characters in the story, even by the author.
  • Jerkass: Nearly everyone, from the one-note early outs to the endgamers to Chris McLean himself.
  • Karma Houdini: Cammy, which is one of the reasons she became widely hated - even after almost murdering Vincent, nothing bad happens to her and she happily reunites with her boyfriend.
  • Living Prop: Mattie transcends the Generic Guy label to become one of these.
  • Nice Guy: Donny, usually. MacKenzie is a Nice Girl, but she's also a Flat Character.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Many of the characters' "stereotypes" do not apply to them at all. Most infamous are Elle, labeled as The Seductress, who spends none of her time seducing and all of her time watching Nebraska Shore, and Kim, The Strategist, who only gets a handful of lines, none having to do with strategy.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Skater dude Patrick goes by "Trick," of course, Ori's real name is Oriana, and PJ stands for Patricia Jane.
  • Satellite Love Interest: After being adamantly against dating for nearly the whole season, Abbey ends up as one of these to Kavren of all people.
  • Speech-Centric Work: The story is almost exclusively made up of dialogue, with occasional brief, one-sentence descriptions to pad it out.
  • Those Two Guys: Donny and Vincent.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Cammy, infamously, who starts out as an underdog nerd character and eventually devolves into Trick-obsessed, whiny, and outright murderous.
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