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Total Loud Island is a crossover fanfiction between Total Drama and The Loud House written by Ninjamon1228. You can read it here.

The story is a slightly different spin on Total Drama Island with the same 22 teenagers you know and love competing in insane challenges at a cruddy summer camp for a big cash prize. This time, however, 2 additional contestants have been added to the cast - the mysterious aura-reading nature lover Dawn of Total Drama: Revenge of the Island fame and a now 16-year-old Lincoln Loud, who is still as plucky and clever as he was as a kid. What new kinds of drama will these two bring to the cast? What new romances will blossom? How will the challenges go differently? And who will win the 100 thousand dollar prize? Find out on Total... Loud... Island!

The fic is complete as of the 25th of Febuary 2021, with the author saying that they intend to adapt other seasons of Total Drama in the future.

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  • 100% Adoration Rating: Despite coming off as creepy in her introduction, most of the campers grow to like Dawn for her connection with animals and pure hearted nature. And all the Loud's, sans Lori, celebrate when she and Lincoln finally become a couple.
    • Lincoln. Even Chris and Chief grow to respect him. All campers (with the blatant exception of Heather) like him.
  • The Ace: Dawn is able to breeze through a lot of the challenges thanks to her aura reading and ability to talk with animals. Chris is rarely surprised now when he sees she's passed if not won invincibility.
  • Adaptational Origin Connection: Lisa is the one who created the little hailstorm cloud Chris used on Geoff in "Phobia Factor".
    Lincoln: (in confessional) Really Lisa?
  • Adaptational Badass: In the canon season, the Killer Bass were the inferior team to the Screaming Gophers, with fewer team members remaining by the time of the merge. Here, the roles have been reversed, thanks to Dawn's mystic powers and Lincoln's natural resourcefulness, meaning the Gophers end up having fewer members than the Bass when the merge rolls around.
  • Adaptational Context Change: The infamous vote tampering scene:
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    • In the original show, it was done by Harold to Courtney as revenge against Duncan. Here, it's done by Heather to Dawn as revenge against Lincoln.
    • Since Tyler is in the Screaming Gophers, Heather's reason for telling Lindsay not to date him is because boys will "turn their backs on [them]". And due to the Killer Bass winning the Awak-a-thon in this version, Heather had Tyler voted off earlier than in canon so Lindsay won't be distracted.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Dawn, who canonically debuted in the show's fourth season, is part of the original cast here in order to balance out the genders with Lincoln's addition.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Compared to how she's portrayed through most of the series, Courtney remained as kind as she was in the first episodes, due to Lincoln stopping the guys from bullying Harold, who thus has no reason to get her voted out as revenge on Duncan. As a result, she doesn't take a level in jerkass, but still has her moments.
  • Age Lift: Since Dawn is a member of the original cast this time, she's a year or so older then in canon. Plus Lincoln who is now older than he was in the show.
  • Animal Nemesis: Edward is this to Heather after humiliating her in "Paintball Deer Hunter".
  • Arch-Enemy: While Heather is still the villain of TDI, she has a personal vendetta against Lincoln and Dawn, whether due to interrupting schemes, making challenges easier for the Killer Bass, or through Edward's actions. The feeling is mutual, as Heather is the only contestant in "X-treme Torture" Lincoln doesn't stick out his neck for, and in "Hook, Line, and Screamer" it's DAWN who suggests letting her get slashed when she refuses to stick with the group.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Sometime after the merge, Chris starts calling Dawn "moon child". From what can be discerned, this is completely platonic, and Dawn has no problem with being called this. Whether this is a reference to her mystical nature, her platinum blonde hair, her eyes, or all three though is unknown.
  • Babies Ever After: When we check in on the Loud family to see them watch the show, Lori is five months pregnant.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Downplayed, as Heather doesn't win, but Duncan, a bullying Jerk with a Heart of Gold wins the season.
  • Batman Gambit: Heather reveals her rigging the votes against Dawn in order to rile up Lincoln. When he attacks her, she gives him a Groin Attack and traps him in the cave in order to make sure he and Duncan lose the challenge in "Are We There Yeti?" It works and has the added bonus of getting Lincoln eliminated.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Cody really shouldn't have eaten those chips.
  • Beat: Everyone's reaction to Owen when Chris states the last camper (Lincoln) to arrive is "a bit of a special case".
    Owen: What does he have three eyes or something?
  • The Beastmaster: Dawn's animal communication abilities give her a certain edge in many challenges, such as calling forth birds and deer to assist her when Leshawna pursues her in "Paintball Deer Hunter".
  • Berserk Button: Let's just say Lincoln's mother and sisters don't take Ezekiel's sexist remarks very well when watching "Not-So-Happy Campers".
  • Big Eater: Naturally Owen would fit this, but Edward also has just as big of an appetite as seen in "If you can't take the Heat", when he ate all the food after the challenge was over, when his team wasn't looking.
  • Big Sister Instinct: When Lori starts going off about how bad Lincoln is for still going on the show even when it didn't accept Ronnie Anne, Luna takes her brother's side and tells her eldest sibling that the breakup was Ronnie's fault, and a 'good' partner would have been proud that Lincoln got accepted rather than mad at him.
    • Luna openly expressed worry that Lincoln might encounter bullies on the show, which is founded when Heather and Duncan first showed up.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Lincoln doesn't win, but he's OK with it as Heather didn't win, and he's happily in a relationship with Dawn.
  • Blackmail: Chris makes Heather a deal. If she takes her loss like an adult and doesn't try to sue the show because she didn't win, the show won't sue her for blatantly violating the rules and rigging the ballots to get Dawn kicked off.
  • Break the Cutie: Dawn, in "The Brunch of Disgustingness", breaks into tears when her team pressures her to eat meat.
  • Break the Scientist: When Lincoln's family are seen watching the first episode of Total Drama Island Lisa is totally baffled by Dawn's mystical powers and eventually decides to stop trying to comprehend them.
  • Bully Hunter: Lincoln takes on this role in "If You Can't Take the Heat" to get DJ and Geoff to stop helping Duncan prank Harold.
  • Call-Forward: The creator of the Dawn/Lincoln fan blog is a fan with the tag line Codyluver4life. Smart fans know that the blogger is future Total Drama contestant and obsessive stalker Sierra.
    • In "The Sucky Outdoors" Duncan calls Edward "a toxic waste exposed animal". The entire island will become a toxic waste dump and will have full of these in fourth season.
  • Call It Karma: This is how Lincoln's friends view Edward paralyzing Heather and then peeing on her.
  • Cerebus Retcon: Lincoln isn't as talentless as he believes. Bridgette finds out he's a skilled young artist. The reason he considers himself untalented like in "Making The Case" is because he's been practicing since he was five, and considers something a talent when you can do something well with little to no practice.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Dawn occasionally shows shades of this towards Lincoln, such as when she covers his eyes to prevent him from seeing Gwen's panties and Heather's breasts from the episodes "Who can you Trust" and "X-Treme Torture", respectively.
  • Companion Cube: Owen has Mr. Coconut, as per canon, although this time, he gets to keep Mr. Coconut for the rest of the series.
  • Continuity Nod: Quite a number of Loud House episodes are referenced and occasionally influence Lincoln's actions in certain challenges, such as the events of "Roughin' It" during "The Sucky Outdoors" and "The Price of Admission" being brought up in "Hook, Line, and Screamer".
  • Cover Innocent Eyes and Ears: As mentioned under Clingy Jealous Girl, Dawn prevents Lincoln from seeing Gwen's panties and Heather's breasts by covering his eyes.
    Dawn: I WILL PROTECT YOUR INNOCENCE!
  • Covert Pervert: DAWN of all characters. After Lincoln accidently gropes her, she is totally okay with it and even wants to go somewhere private when Lincoln pinches her butt so they can keep doing it. In addition, when Lincoln takes a Groin Attack during a challenge, Dawn screams at Chef that she's going to need that someday.
  • Creepy Child: Dawn weirds out almost all the other contestants when she is introduced with her strange abilities and mysterious nature. Naturally, Lucy takes a liking to her when the Loud family sits down to watch the first episode of TDI.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In "Dodgebrawl", the combined strength of Lincoln's Snake Formation and Eva's status as an athletic powerhouse results in the Screaming Gophers getting completely creamed.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Dodgebrawl" actually gives very little attention to the challenge at hand and instead focuses more on Bridgette befriending Lincoln while also revealing a lot about her personality and her background.
  • Demoted to Extra: Downplayed, with Geoff and Bridgette. As the star-crossed lovers vibe is given to Lincoln and Dawn, due to getting exposed as cheaters in "The Brunch of Disgustingness" and being unable to spit it out.
  • Dumb Blonde: The similarities between Lindsay and Leni are lampshaded by Rita when the Louds are seen watching Total Drama Island.
    Leni: Oooooooo! She's, like, super cute! I really like her!
  • Enemy Mine: Duncan and Gwen during "I Triple Dog Dare You!" as while the two may not exactly like each other, they hate Heather more.
  • Epic Fail: DJ is so traumatized by the events of "Who can you Trust?" that completely tanks the Blindfolded Labyrinth challenge. In fact, he does so badly in the Blindfold Labyrinth challenge that by the time everyone else has finished, HE'S BARELY ENTERED THE MAZE! Naturally, Chris is so disgusted by this that he eliminates him on the spot.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Chris actually hates Heather and her tricks. He was also worried for Lincoln when he took the turns for others in "No Pain, No Game" and actually symphathisies for him and gives the others "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
  • Everyone Can See It: Literally everyone on the show is aware of Lincoln and Dawn's feelings for each other. Chris and Chef are even betting on who will kiss first.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Once Lincoln reveals how Dawn was eliminated (namely, Heather rigged the votes against her), Duncan is just as disgusted with her as Gwen is.
  • Fatal Flaw: Gwen and Duncan agree that Heather's biggest flaw is her excessive pride. Despite her masterful manipulation throughout the season, she constantly underestimates her fellow competitors and treats them poorly which leaves her vulnerable to being surprised and them hating her.
  • Fix Fic: This author made this fic to explain many things and justify, defy, or fix many things in the show such as the characters' hypocrisy, Series Continuity Errors, Flanderization, etc.
  • For Want of a Nail:
    • With the addition of Lincoln and Dawn to the cast of contestants, several of the challenges that the Killer Bass canonically lost are won by them instead. This leads to a few contestants being eliminated earlier or later than in canon, namely Tyler, Eva, and Trent.
    • Since Harold had Lincoln in his corner standing up for him, he doesn't sabotage the eliminations to get Courtney kicked off to get back at Duncan before being eliminated himself.
    • The new Sudden Death eliminations scream this, as suddenly a different factor or rule can send any character home at a different place than in canon. Just ask Geoff, Izzy and DJ.
    • As DJ wasn't eliminated in "Hook, Line, and Screamer" and Harold never rigged the votes, Duncan saw no need to try to get Heather's vote in "Wawanakwa Gone Wild", so he never helped her try to get her animal, nor did he clean the communal bathrooms afterward.
    • The addition of Dawn and Lincoln to the cast increases it's size. Because of this, Chris has to come up with new challenges for the contestants to perform.
    • Due to her and Dawn getting Lincoln to show off his artistic talent in "Not Quite Famous", Bridgette doesn't do her handstand on stage. Thus, spared the humiliation of vomiting at the audience.
  • Formula-Breaking Episode: A few chapters are interludes that feature Lincoln's friends and family watching Total Drama Island and reacting to it or the contestants doing important things in their downtime.
  • Freudian Excuse:
    • In "Basic Straining", Courtney reveals to Lincoln that her hyper-competitive perfectionism arose as a result of being bullied for being the new kid at school after her family moved, which motivated her to be the best at everything so she would not be pushed around anymore.
    • Why did the serial killer in "Hook, Line, and Screamer" kill people. Because his dad wouldn't let him be a folk singer and forced him to be a butcher, which cost him his hand.
    • In "Phobia Factor", it's implied that Lincoln's fear of squirrels stems from the events of "No Such Luck".
    • The emotional abuse Courtney inflicted on DJ in "Who can you Trust?" leaves him with a fear of being blindfolded. This causes him to get eliminated after the events of "The A-Mazing Race".
  • Friend to All Living Things: It really says something about Dawn when she mourns the death of a fly. Or gives a shark relationship advice. Or when she's carried through the air by birds. Or when she defeats Leshawna with an army of deer. Or when she befriends prehistoric man-eating beavers. Or has a gopher friend that teases her about her relationship with Lincoln. Or when both a shark and a skunk give her treasure keys. Or when she thinks she hears an injured wolf and goes off the help, despite believing that there's a serial killer on the loose. It's what causes Lana to approve of her.
  • Genre Savvy: In "The Big Sleep", Lincoln is suspicious that Chris is offering the contestants a huge meal. So he and Dawn stuck with fruits and vegetables instead.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: At the end of the day, Heather is still a contestant suffering on the island and Chris is still an employee responsible for bringing in views for the network. This is lampshaded when Chris doesn't give Dawn a handicap in "Wawanakwa Gone Wild" when Heather asks, despite the challenge being collecting animals.
    Chris: I actually brought this up with the producers, and they said no about handicapping. After all, this show is about your kids using what skills you have to win. This challenge was prepared long before the contestants were picked, pure coincidence Dawn just has the skills for it. The moose back at the extreme sports challenge was a different story but my hands are tied with this one. Thems the breaks.
  • Groin Attack:
    • In "Verti-Go Nuts", Chef shoots Lincoln in the groin with a paintball gun.
    • In "Are We There Yeti", Heather knees Lincoln in the groin.
  • Handwave: The reason that Beth had such an easy time with her challenge in the fear challenge was because she actually lied about what it was.
  • Heel Realization: Lincoln gets DJ to back off of bullying Harold by asking him what his momma would say if she saw him picking on somebody. DJ is horrified with himself.
  • Hidden Depths: Who knew Chris liked to watch Avatar?
  • Hope Spot:
    • In "The Brunch of Disgustingness", Lincoln was glad to be at the boys' cabin, due to having growing up with his numerous sisters. Only for it to be ruined when most of the guys get angry at Lincoln for helping Dawn cheat, nearly endangering their chances to win.
    • At the end of "Tri-Armed Triathlon", most of the remaining campers decide to vote out Heather once and for all. Sadly, Dawn is the one to get voted out, due to Heather tampering with the ballots.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: When Lincoln accidentally gropes Dawn's chest while they are both blindfolded she almost tells him this word for word. When he pinches her butt later on she's not only fine with it, she wants him to take her somewhere private so he can 'keep' doing it.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Even with Lincoln and Dawn's effects on Total Drama Island, they can't be in two places at once. Other times their actions don't have that big an effect on the plot. For example...
    • Despite paralyzing Heather, thus preventing the Killer Bass hunters from shooting Heather, Leshawna, Beth and Lindsay in an ambush and allowing Beth to shoot Sadie, Edward can't stop Cody from being mauled by a bear, nor could the Killer Bass just not find other deer. As such, the Screaming Gophers still lose the challenge and Cody is sent home because of his injuries.
    • While the Killer Bass have a better night camping in "The Sucky Outdoors" thanks to Dawn's tarp, Katie and Sadie still get lost in the woods, thus costing them the challenge.
    • Even with the different character interactions, different alliances and new challenges, most of the story beats of the original series are still followed. Ezekiel, Noah, Justin, Katie, Izzy (the first time), Cody, Beth, Sadie, Harold, Eva (the second time), Bridgette, and Lindsay are eliminated in the same episode as in canon, Heather still forms an alliance with Lindsay and Beth, Beth still takes the cursed tiki doll from Boney Island, most of the challenges and objectives are still done by the same characters and some of the challenges are even won in the same way as in canon.
    • Even with Geoff being eliminated early and Lincoln not being on his side, Duncan still forms the Guys' Alliance. This time, the alliance works, whether due to Courtney being Duncan's mole or just good luck. But even then, after "Hide and be Sneaky", not a single guy was eliminated until "The A-Mazeing Race".
    • Even though he's not eliminated in "Hook, Line, and Screamer", DJ stills ends up in 8th place and is eliminated via sudden death by doing so pathetically bad in the event's challenge.
    • Despite Owen not being there to split a ton of freebies with Gwen to make Heather to all of the dares herself, Heather still gets Lindsay's hair shaving dare and still loses for the canon reasons.
    • Gwen still makes it to the final two.
    • Despite Lincoln ceasing Duncan, Geoff and DJ bullying Harold, in "Basic Straining" Duncan still tricked Harold into drinking kitchen grease when Lincoln briefly left the mess hall.
  • Internal Reveal: "Are We There Yeti" sees Lincoln learn about how Heather tampered with the votes to get Dawn eliminated. He later reveals it to Duncan and Gwen as well.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Lincoln took every turn for practically everyone (except Heather) but survived and was put in bandages. He's perfectly okay in the evening of the same episode. Everyone shocked by this and Chris even asks how is this possible.
  • It's Personal: Heather took an immediate dislike towards Lincoln for ruining her plan to get Eva voted out in "The Big Sleep". But her animosity intensified, in "Paintball Deer Hunter", when Lincoln shot her and then Edward stung and urinated on her.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Heather was right that Chris and Chef fleeing the island in "Hook, Line, and Screamer" was all part of a challenge. Doesn't mean that Dawn wants to admit it.
  • Jerkass Realization:
    • Most of the campers, when Lincoln took the punishments for them (except Heather) in "No Pain, No Game", to make up for helping Dawn cheat in the gross-out challenge which caused her team to be disqualified (thus earning Dawn their spurns). To the point of critical condition, but fortunately Dawn was able to heal him with a crystal.
    • Lincoln invokes this in DJ to get him to stop bullying Harold by asking him what his mama would think of it.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: For Heather during the dare challenge just like in canon.
  • Kick the Dog: In "Are We There Yeti", as part of her Batman Gambit, Heather riles up Lincoln by bringing up Dawn being voted out, brags that she's the one who tampered with the votes, and then knees him at his groin when he tries to attack her.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch:
    • After Heather gets paintballed by Lincoln in "Paintball Deer Hunter", Edward then incapacitates her with his poisonous spurs and pees on her for a good measure.
    • Dawn stops Heather's laced muffin plan during the final challenge before it begins and tells Chris. Since Heather wasn't one of the three former contestants Duncan was allowed to choose to help in the finale and Chris said that anyone that did would get thrown by Chef to the sharks, Chris allows this to happen, even though Heather set up the muffin before the challenge was even announced.
  • Loophole Abuse: Lincoln is willing to overlook Duncan stealing Chef's night vision goggles on the grounds that it was never directly stated to be against the rules.
  • Misplaced Wildlife: In "The Sucky Outdoors", Dawn and Lincoln find Edward swimming in the waters around Camp Wawanakwa before eventually adopting him. Justified in a confessional by Chris, who explains that he had deliberately released an Australian animal into the Canadian wilderness because he wanted to spice up the fauna around Camp Wawanakwa for good TV.
  • The Mole: Courtney becomes this for the Guys' Alliance during the merge, which plays a major role in getting Bridgette eliminated.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: At the beginning of "Wawanakwa Gone Wild", Owen is feeling quite down in the dumps due to his actions in the previous episode getting Izzy eliminated and having them part on bad terms.
  • My God, You Are Serious!:
    • Leshawna, when she realizes that Gwen and DJ legitimately think Lincoln and Dawn are past First Base.
    • Chris and the Killer Bass (minus Dawn) have this reaction when they realize that Lincoln is completely serious about having ten sisters.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Harold proudly boasts to Lincoln that he can build a hang glider from sticks and an old tarp, referencing the Island special in which he did exactly that.
    • In the interlude after "Brunch of Disgustingness", Bridgette tells Courtney that she saw Chef release a large number of cockroaches after the challenge was over, stating they were probably going to be used in the tiebreaker (that got cancelled when Chris revealed Lincoln was helping Dawn cheat during the challenge).
  • Never Heard That One Before:
    Duncan: (pointed at Lincoln's hair) Nice hair grandpa.
    Lincoln: (rolled his eyes) Nice one Mr. Original. Like I haven't heard that one a million times before.

    Heather: Mind your own team Mr. Albino.
    Lincoln: (in confessional) I've heard literally every possible joke that has to do with my hair color. Nothing about it really gets to me anymore.
  • Not So Stoic: Dawn is usually very in control of herself and is very hard to shake, but Chris manages to find away. When during "Phobia Factor" her challenge is to stay locked in a cargo crate full of working machines without any form of nature for six hours and ends up begging to be let out. Then when the gross-out challenge puts her in a position where she's forced to eat meat, she starts to cry.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Who would've thought that Dawn would be the one to suggest letting Heather get slashed in "Hook, Line, and Screamer"? The most shocking thing is when she states that she was just expressing what everyone was thinking.
    Duncan ...Hey. When the hippie's right, she's right.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Lincoln and Duncan's reaction when Chris paired them together in "Who can you Trust", perfectly aware of their animosity since it just make the challenge more interesting.
    • Lincoln and Dawn in "The Brunch of Disgustingness", when they realize Chris knows that Lincoln help Dawn cheat.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: While almost everyone forgives Lincoln for helping Dawn cheat in "The Brunch of Disgustingness", Duncan is the only one who doesn't live it down. Which is why Lincoln is not part of the guys' alliance with Duncan, DJ (the only one who feels guilty leaving out Lincoln), and Owen.
  • Pet the Dog: Chef didn't stop Lincoln from pummeling Heather because it's wrong to hit a woman. He did it to to stop the boy from lowering herself to her level. He even compliments Lincoln for performing so well in game, despite being eliminated, and seems to have some genuine respect for him.
  • Phony Veteran: Implied with Chef.
    Chef: Twenty-five of us went to the jungle that night. Only five came back out.
    Gwen: What war were you in, anyway?
    Chef: Did I ask you to speak?! Because I don't remember you to speak!
    Gwen: Whatever. He so wasn't in a war.
    Lincoln: (in confessional) I think Gwen's right about that. The only war that had a jungle as a major part of it was the Vietnam war. And Canada wasn't involved in that. So either Chef is lying or he's not Canadian.
  • Proud to Be a Geek: Lincoln announces this to Duncan when the latter confronts him about why he's thwarting the pranks he's pulling on Harold.
  • Recursive Fanfiction: One taking place in an Alternate Universe where Gwen won instead of Duncan, entitled Dawncoln Spinoff.
  • Running Gag: Some episodes have Edward wear little hats, depending on the challenge.
    • In "If you can't take the Heat", he wears a chef's hat.
    • In "Basic Straining", an army helmet.
    • In "Search and Do Not Destroy", a pirate hat.
    • In "That's Off the Chain", a bikers helmet.
    • In "Hook, Line, and Screamer", a certain straw hat.
  • Share the Male Pain:
    Stella: Gotta love the benefits of being a girl.
    • In "Verti-Go", Duncan and Owen also flinch when Lincoln got hit in the crotch with a paintball.
  • Ship Tease: Asides from the canon examples involving all 6 of the original couples, Lincoln and Dawn get a load of this.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Bridgette and DJ become this for Lincoln and Dawn.
      Bridgette: (in confessional) I can't help it. I've always wanted to play cupid since middle school.

      DJ: (in confessional) Lincoln's a good guy. And anyone with even a single eye can see he's gotta thing for Dawn. Plus I'm sure Dawn's also got her eye on him. Figured I'd help a brother out ya know? Gotta make sure he doesn't make the same mistakes as Geoff. He's also someone I help on planning out with the ladies. (chuckles) Hey momma look, I'm playing cupid!
      • And so do Lincoln's friends.
    • Lori still thinks that Lincoln and Ronnie Anne are perfect for each other and have dreamed of them getting married like her and Bobby, and is furious that her brother didn't give up on the show when they didn't give Ronnie a spot on it...
  • Ship Sinking:
  • Shout-Out
    Duncan: Oh crapbas-
    • One of the challenges in "Who Can You Trust" is an homage to the bridge scene in The Emperor's New Groove. Not only does Owen state that it looks familiar, but Duncan and Lincoln wind up quoting lines from the film.
    • The challenge from "Verti-Go Nuts" is based off the Vertigo challenge from Survivor.
      • From the same episode, when Duncan proposes an alliance with Heather the latter quotes Abridged!Cell.
      Heather:...Ya know the funny thing is... I know you're playing me... but you're right.
    • In "I Triple Dog Dare You", Harold's dare is to do the 'That's My Horse' dance.
    • One episode has Lincoln say 'Let's get the HFIL outta here'.
    • Lincoln's views on talent (namely, it's something you can do with little to no practice) might bring to mind a certain other white-haired teen.
  • Sickening Sweethearts: Even before they were officially together Dawn and Lincoln were closer than friends. Afterward, they're stronger than virtually any other couple ever seen across the entire Total Drama series.
  • Skewed Priorities: Rusty was more angry that Heather don't like barbeque chips than the fact that she risks Beth's life for a bag of chips. Stella lampshaded this.
    Stella: Yes. Because that's the thing to be concerned about right now Rusty.
  • Sleep Cute: Lincoln and Dawn at the start of "Verti-Go Nuts".
  • Spared by the Adaptation:
    • The cockroach that gets axed in half by Duncan in the first episode was saved by Dawn here.
    • DJ's pet Bunny doesn't get eaten by a snake, which doesn't gets caught by an eagle, which doesn't gets eaten by a shark (maybe), due to Lincoln having Edward watch over him, since he fears Geoff will lose him.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Dawn, naturally, fits the role. She can talk to all animals, including insects, and can soothe the most vicious predators. Lincoln later becomes this with Edward in "If You Can't Take the Heat", being able to understand him without Dawn.
  • Squee: After Lincoln and Dawn officially hook up, a very loud one is heard by all the contestants that are later revealed to be from Lincoln's sisters watching the episode all the way back in Royal Woods, Michigan.
  • The Stations of the Canon: Most of the contestants are eliminated in the same episodes they were in canon.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: How Dawn introduced herself. No one even heard the boat that brought her to the docks.
  • Sudden Death: Chris adds these to the game when the merge arrives in order to spice up the drama, resulting in several contestants being eliminated without any voting ceremony and sometimes much earlier than in canon.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome:
    • The others are able to bag their own animals by either getting them to come willingly or when it's through use of force it's with a relatively small animal. Courtney wrestles with and forces a full-grown bear back to camp. By the time she's almost secured it the animal is extremely aggressive and goes on a rampage wrecking most of the campsite.
    • In the same episode, Chris shows just how much control over the show he actually has. While he is the presenter, he's not a producer, so he still has to answer to a boss at the end of the day. If they tell him he can't do something, like give a specific contestant a handicap in a challenge, he can't. In addition, Chris tells Heather that the show, from the location to the challenges are prepared and decided on months in advance, before they even choose the contestants. It was just pure coincidence that Dawn was chosen when they had a challenge about collecting animals already planned.
    • As Lori is forcibly reminded, no matter how hard you ship them, couples don't always last and people move on. Best shown in the fact that, in spite of her wishes, Lincoln didn't give up the show when they wouldn't let Ronnie Anne join and he is now very interested in Dawn.
    • Lori is told by Luna that Lincoln is no longer a little kid, and she doesn't live in the house anymore. She no longer has the authority over her siblings let alone her now seventeen-year-old brother that she enjoys in canon and that she doesn't get the final say in who he dates or not.
    • With the exception of Lori, every character who learned about what happened between Ronnie Anne and Lincoln place the blame solely on the former (both had agreed that they would support the other should only one get on the show, she promptly went back on it and then dumped Lincoln when he called her out). Many felt that RA completely stepped out of line, was childish, petty and overall, the breakup was completely her fault.
    • Since everybody at Playa Des Losers has been watching the show while at the resort, they all know Heather blatantly cheated to get Dawn kicked off. Courtney is planning to have her sued over what she did by rigging the ballots.
      • Chris confirms as the girl is being booted off the island that her sabotaging the ballots was a major violation of the rules, and with Courtney's help they have a strong case to sue her into the ground.
    • Just because Lincoln's the main focus character doesn't make him immune to being eliminated.note 
  • Talented, but Trained: Lincoln as it turns out is a very skilled young artist who has been honing his skills since he was five. However because he's practiced it so much he doesn't really think of it as a talent compared to his sisters, who seem to be naturally gifted without nearly as much effort. Bridgette is quick to dissuade him of this notion.
  • Team Member in the Adaptation: Due to Lincoln and Dawn being placed on the Killer Bass, Tyler is moved over to the Screaming Gophers in order to balance out the teams.
  • Team Pet: Edward the platypus is this for the show in general and the Killer Bass specifically (especially Lincoln and Dawn).
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Duncan and Lincoln don't especially get along with each other due to the former disliking how the latter stands up for Harold, but they are willing to put aside their differences when forced to cooperate in challenges and occasionally show a small degree of respect for each other. Needless to say, they end up working together a lot better than Leshawna and Heather.
  • Tempting Fate: So many times! Author and other characters always said that they jinxed it.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Though friend is really calling it a stretch, as the only reason the other campers haven't gotten rid of Heather is due to her bribing other contestants, or through dumb luck. Still, everyone hates her. Even Chris seems to hate her and enjoys her suffering much more than the others. Heather having to hunt Edward in "Wawanakwa Gone Wild" practically leaves Chris trembling with glee.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: When Chris shoots the eagle in "Up the Creek", he remarks that he (and thus the show) are gonna get sued by animal rights activists. He is more than right, as he is still dealing with legal issues two episodes.
  • This Means War!: After Edward paralyzes Heather with his poisonous barb, and then pees on her, the Queen Bee plans on getting back at the critter from down under, preferably turning him into a purse. In one of his confessionals, Edward makes a gesture with his barb as a threat, if Heather tries anything to separate Lincoln and Dawn. In "Wawanakwa Gone Wild" Edward says the very trope name when Heather picks 'platypus' as her animal to capture.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Heather doesn't think that the bag of pickle chips sitting innocently in the middle of the woods while hunting an animal she knows is intelligent and is hunting her right back is the least bit suspicious.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Lincoln's love of peanut butter and sauerkraut sandwiches comes in handy during "Brunch of Disgustingness" when it turns out to be one of the gross meals the contestants have to eat. Chef is happy someone likes his cooking.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In "Up the Creek", Cody saves the Screaming Gophers from a flock of prehistoric geese by throwing them some bread. Unfortunately, unlike in canon, the bread acts like the bird version of caffeine, causing them to go berserk and attack both teams while they were trying to build their fire. The caffeine also prevents Dawn from being able to communicate with the birds to calm them down, which results in Dawn, Harold, Lincoln and DJ having to go on a rescue mission when the geese kidnap Edward.
  • Villain Respect: Not exactly villains, but Chef, Chris and Duncan actually grown to respect Lincoln for various reasons.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: After being forced to work together for several challenges, Duncan and Lincoln come to an understanding of some sort and begin to get along, but their views on life don't really coexist, so they rag on each other constantly.
  • "What Do They Fear?" Episode: "Phobia Factor", in addition to the canon fears, adds a few new ones. Eva's afraid of being made to dress up girly, Lincoln's afraid of squirrels, and Dawn is afraid of being separated from nature.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Like in the original "Hook, Line, and Screamer", Owen sacrifices Izzy (his girlfriend) to save himself from what they think is a masked serial killer (in actuality, Chef in a costume). Izzy is naturally pissed at Owen for this, even more so when Lincoln sacrifices himself in an attempt to save Dawn when they are in the same situation later in the challenge. This comes back to bite both of them in the ass when Chris has Izzy eliminated in a sudden death decision as the first person caught by Chef, effectively ending Owen and Izzy's relationship before it could get off the ground.
    • When Lori gets mad that Lincoln isn't dating Ronnie Anne anymore and plans to force him to take her back, Luna pointedly reminds her she doesn't have the authority she used to have over her siblings, and that Lincoln is not a little kid she can boss around anymore.
  • Would Hit a Girl: If Chef hadn't stopped himnote , Lincoln would have tried to beat Heather into a pulp.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: During "Dodgebrawl", Bridgette has such a discussion with Lincoln when the latter states that he doesn't have much going for him compared to all the talents his sisters possess, telling him his artistic talent is just as big a deal as anything his sisters can do.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: Lynn's reaction to DJ and Courtney chickening out, costing Lincoln’s team winning the first challenge.

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