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Total Drama Tumblr is a series of roleplays hosted on Tumblr and is based off of the Total Drama franchise. It is divided into six seasons:

Total Drama Tumblr: Created and written by Tumblr user Willfosho, it is the first season of the series of roleplays, started on December 6th, 2013 and ended on January 3rd, 2014. With twenty-two contestants, played by both old and new roleplayers, Total Drama Tumblr's theme was very similar to the original Total Drama Island, taking place on Camp Wawanakwa. It holds the framework for most future seasons, and some future characters either were related to some contestants or knew them.


Total Drama City: The second, and arguably the most popular, season of the roleplays. Created by Willfosho, this season added two more writers: Jack and Diana, both returning roleplayers from season 1, to the list. Featuring twenty-four new contestants battling it out in a city hosted by Chris Mc Lean and making them all stay in a hotel together while they compete. Arguably the most Darker and Edgier season, it contained more fleshed out roleplays, confessionals, and stories throughout. Running concurrently with Total Drama Tumblr, it started in December 2013 and concluded in April 2014.

Total Drama Video Games: The third season of Total Drama Tumblr. This one was co-created by Will and Jack, as Diana continued to be a third writer on the staff. A smaller season with fourteen new contestants, mostly old roleplayers with a few new ones, it took place in a virtual world and each challenge featured video games. Unfortunately, it was put on indefinite hiatus due to some issues within the community and was never finished.


Total Drama Colors: The fourth season of Total Drama Tumblr and a Soft Reboot of the roleplay franchise. The idea for this season was co-created by sstwins (from seasons 1 and 3), while Rox (from seasons 2 and 3) and Alli (from season 2) joined in as co-writers and artists making the staff of this season all brand new. Featuring twenty-one new contestants, played by both remnants of the original three seasons and new roleplayers alike, returns to the roots of City with the competition taking place in a deserted city with a hotel room staffed by Chris Mc Lean's employees. Added to this is an added motif of colors. It started in July 2014 and was discontinued two years later.

Total Drama High School: The fifth season of Total Drama Tumblr that ran concurrently with Total Drama Colors in its down time. The idea for this season was created and lead by Jack (Seasons 1, 2, and 3). Fuzzy (Seasons 2, 3, and 4) and Diana (Seasons 1, 2, and 3) were also helping as writers, editors, and/or artists. This season features nineteen new contestants and one lucky returning one battling it out in a high school located in the city from season 2 and within the vicinity of the abandoned city in season 4. Sadly, due to a rather spiteful group of anons and a lack of muse, this season was also put on an indefinite hiatus, and is no longer accessible.


The Ridonculous Race: North American Tour: A Ridonculous Race spinoff of TDT running concurrently with Total Drama Colors. This season is led by Sly, Singa (both from seasons 4 and 5) and Rox (From seasons 2, 3, 4, and 5) with Sly as the artist and all three as the writers and editors. This season features sixteen teams of two (thirty new contestants plus two returning contestants from Total Drama City and Total Drama High School respectively) competing in a journey across North America for a million dollar prize. It is currently ongoing. It was abandoned in September 2016.

The Total Drama Tumblr series contains examples of:

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    Cross-season Tropes 
  • Confession Cam: Each Season has one of these, like the series the roleplays are based off of.
    • In Total Drama Tumblr, it was an outhouse, like the one featured in season 1.
    • In Total Drama City, it was a portapotty.
    • In Total Drama Video Game, it was a confessional.
    • In Total Drama Colors, it was also a portapotty- however, this portapotty has already been damaged beyond repair by the time the 5th episode had rolled around.
    • In total Drama High School, it was a faculty bathroom somewhere in the facility.
    • In The Ridonculous Race: North American Tour, they opt to use an interview room instead.
  • Game Show Host:
    • The ever so memorable Chris McLean for Tumblr through High School.
    • Don for The Ridonculous Race: North American Tour.

    Total Drama Tumblr 
  • Accidental Kiss: Rosie and Jack early in the competition. Rosie ends up helping get Jack and Monica together due to this.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: This ends up working for Dylan, due to the reason why Dylan is the way he is all ties back to his teacher not returning his feelings.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Subverted, as most have canonical races. Paige was raised somewhere in the Amazon, Monica is Latina, and Dylan is biracial for example.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Jack when you target his friends or betray him.
    • Kaitlyn regarding Evan.
    • Dylan if you resort to physical bullying or threats.
  • Big Bad: The true Big Bad is debatable. Depending on how you look at it, it could be Middy, due to being the biggest drama starter in the game. Pepper, for starting the last dramatic conflict in the season. Or Jack for being the villain to make it the furthest, canonically second place.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Several villains ended up teaming up at times. This includes Middy and Pepper; Pepper and Dylan; Rosie, Dylan, and Jack. Middy and Dylan also planned on teaming up once but that fell through when Middy was eliminated.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Someone won and the season is over, but every contestant is badly beaten up by the last challenge and had to be hospitalized. On top of that, they are forced to live in the city where season 2 takes place until season 2 ends.
  • Casanova Wannabe:
    • Fitz has flirted with most of the girls, and some of the guys, on the island. The only ones who responded positively were Rosie and Dylan. Nothing comes from that, though.
    • Dylan had markings of this in early episodes before focus changed to his analytical nature.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Although it already had markings of this with Rosie's backstory and Black Jack, once the merge rolled around and Middy and Pepper returned, the season got comparatively darker.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: As the first season, the episodes had smaller, quicker episodes released in a faster pace. Roleplays were also a bit different in design as they mostly had no rules.
  • Everyone Is Single: Subverted. Hollie had a girlfriend before joining the season while Will had a girlfriend who ended up competing in the second season.
  • Face–Heel Turn:
    • Dylan is pretty loyal to his team during the pre-merge, but this changes completely during the merge.
    • As Black Jack, Jack is much more dangerous and antagonistic than usual.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Kaori doesn't talk much outside of confessionals and when it is, it's overlooked. That's because her roleplayer has confirmed that Kaori is mute and uses text to communicate.
    • Claire mentions that she isn't the closest to her family, which is definitely true in a darker take.
    • Dylan often flicks with a lighter but doesn't smoke. It's the same lighter that he used to burn down his teacher's house.
  • Hartman Hips: Monica and Hollie due to being physically drawn similar to Anne Maria and Beth.
  • Love Dodecahedron: Monica, Rosie, and Lightning all crushing on Pepper, though Monica also had a relationship with Jack. Also possible crush from Kelsey from S2 on Pepper, though this was developed less.
  • Love Triangle: Rosie who likes Jack who likes Monica.
  • Older Than They Look: Hollie and Will, as they're the only contestants who are in their twenties (Will being 22 and Hollie being 26).
  • Only Known by Their Nickname:
    • Lightning's true name is Lydia.
    • Middy's true name is Nicolette.
    • Lev's true name is Maleficent.
  • Running Gag:
    • Claire naming animals and inanimate objects and leaving them in the confessional.
    • Everyone's ire of Ethan.
    • Dylan and curtsying.
  • Younger Than They Look: Kaitlyn and Middy all look the same age as the rest of the cast, but they're really 13.

    Total Drama City 
  • Ambiguous Gender Identity: It is never confirmed whether they are a crossdresser, transgender, or non-binary, but Jamie. Evidence seems to lean more towards non-binary.
  • Art Evolution: The art has been massively improved since season 1. In fact, all of the season 1 characters were redrawn in the new style!
  • Back for the Finale: Like the previous season, the entire cast.
  • Berserk Button:
    • When Adelia is carving you up, don't apologize for yourself.
    • Don't go against any of Ringo's friends.
    • Later in the competition, Ariale picks up this Berserk Button too.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Derek, Kelsey, Ringo, Rodney, and Roxanne may be sweet but all have moments where they put on their game faces.
  • Big Bad: Adelia ends up being the Big Bad of the entire season to frightening levels.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Someone wins, but the gang ultimately have to split ways and go home. Seeing how a lot of the cast are friends, this ends up being hard.
  • Brainless Beauty: Amethyst and Ringo have been called hot by other contestants but aren't the smartest crayons in the box. In Amethyst's case, this might be Obfuscating Stupidity.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Like the previous season, everything heats up when the merge hits thanks to Adelia angelizing Jodie and Rodney, which drastically breaks them.
  • Darker and Edgier: Compared to the last season, by spades. Several interns were killed, several contestants were attempted to be killed, and several of the backstories went by things that were extremely darker in topic such as parental abandonment, abusive relationships, and attempted suicide.
  • Depending on the Writer: As this was the first season to have three different writers, the writing style definitely varied. Will-mun's episodes were shorter and mostly challenge-heavy, as well as less interaction heavy than the others. Jack-mun's episodes were the longest and focused more on character interaction. Diana's episodes were in the middle of both other writer's styles.
  • Dumb Is Good: Ringo is considered one of the least smart contestants, but definitely one of the nicest and friendliest.
  • Enemy Mine: Most of the eliminated contestants teamed up to try and save each other from Adelia when she was eliminated.
  • Everyone Is Single:
    • Averted. Ariale is dating Will, a contestant from the first season.
    • Jodie also mentions having a boyfriend back home once or twice.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Roxanne is sometimes heard talking to an invisible person. Come to find out, this is a repression of her previous abusive relationship.
    • Jack mentions to Dylan when they talk about the new contestants that he's met Adelia before and that she is more than meets the eye.
    • Claire mentions a cousin named Jodie several times in the previous season.
    • Ringo and Ariale both often try to dodge the bullets about their families multiple times.
  • Gender-Equal Ensemble: Averted. There are 11 guys and 13 girls competing. However, depending on how you view Jamie, it is still either 11 guys and 13 girls, 12 guys and 12 girls, or 11 guys, 12 girls and one non-binary contestant.
  • Love Dodecahedron: Kelsey liked Derek who was in a Love Triangle with Alexander towards Eleanor who couldn't choose between Alexander and Derek.
  • Love Triangle: Outside of the Love Triangle within the Love Dodecahedron, there are a couple of other Love Triangles this season:
    • Kelsey liked Rodney who liked Ringo. Kelsey ultimately ends up getting over Rodney and developing feelings for Derek.
    • Both Caroline and Sofia have feelings for Bastien.
    • Subverted, as Malina saw Adelia as competition for Sonny, but Sonny and Adelia's relationship is strictly like brother and sister.
  • Manly Tears: Ringo often breaks out into tears when he hears something sad.
  • Nobody Can Die: Averted, as several interns are killed in this season.
  • Official Couple: The official couples of this season are Bastien/Caroline, Derek/Kelsey, Rodney/Ringo, and Malina/Sonny. Alexander/Eleanor and Roxanne/Somber also may or may not be canon.
  • Out of Focus: The only season 1 contestants that show up in roleplays this season are Ethan, Eddie, Lev, Kaori, Jack, Monica, Pepper, Lightning, Dylan, Rosie, Claire, and Fitz. On top of that, the only ones to interact with season 2 contestants are Pepper (with Adelia, Eleanor, and Derek), Jack (albeit before the season with Adelia), Dylan (with Sonny), Ethan (with Adelia), and Claire (with her cousin, Jodie). The other nine season 1 contestants are out of focus.
  • Psycho for Hire: Alexander, due to being a mafia member.
  • The Quiet One: Jamie, although she's more shy than quiet.
  • Verbal Tic:
    • Ringo adds a lot of "Ayyy" to the beginning of his sentences and "Yo" to the end of his sentences.
    • Roxanne uses southern lingo and uses y'all often.

    Total Drama Video Game 
  • Art Evolution: Once again, the art has improved by leaps and bounds.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't act high and mighty around Cassius or Clyde.
    • Don't bring up X around Gabe.
    • Don't disrespect food or family around Jinta.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: While there is no particular Big Bad due to this season's cancellation, Delilah, Gabe, and Jinta act as the villains of the first four episodes.

    Total Drama Colors 
  • Action Girl: Almost every female competing this season falls under this trope:
    • Kiki is a 4'11" powerhouse that doesn't take crap from anyone.
    • Mallory turned a flame thrower into a bomb that completely destroyed the Panda's building in Red Alert
    • Arizona managed to steer a sled down a mountain while blind.
    • Bailey is a dare devil and could have broken a bone while jumping off the bus in White Elephant.
    • Jillian, despite not appearing it, managed to punch a hole in the confessional wall and was one of the first to volunteer to use the flamethrower in Red Alert.
    • The Baroness is a freaking pirate, that's all that needs to be said about her.
    • Selene has been raised by wolves and survived practically on her own until she was reintroduced into civilization.
  • Art Shift: Due to having a new artist, Alli, the art looks distinctively different from seasons 1-3.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't betray your team if The Baroness is around.
    • Don't eliminate someone innocent around Ry.
    • Don't be Dennis if you pull a prank on Lavender or The Baroness.
    • Ashley seems very touchy about her locket.
    • Gaile has a problem with being called Abigale.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Alice, Lavender, and Ashley are essentially the big bad trio for this season.
  • Depending on the Writer: Completely averted; all the writers this season are co-working together to make sure all the episodes fit in with each other.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Ry, in response to his full name Henry. Do not call him Henrietta, Hen, or Rye either.
  • Former Teen Rebel: Inverted with Mika, her label is "The Rebellious Phase" for a reason!
  • Handicapped Badass:
    • Despite being blind, Arizona successfully managed to steer her teams Sled during White Elephant and scored her team the win.
    • Ry also applies, despite being blind in one eye he managed to curb stomp Ashley's foot and give her a limp.
  • The Hermit: Implied with Selene before she's reintroduced into civilization.
  • A House Divided: Invoked with The Plaid Pandas: Either you're with Lavender, Dennis, or neither.
  • Kick the Dog: Invoked with Jill: Not only did Ashley knock her unconscious with a bucket, but she framed Todd, the guy she started to like, for elimination in order to prove a point.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Invoked with Ry of all people, who has longer hair and appears rather feminine at times.
  • Ms Fan Service: Lavender tries to be a canon example, but the lack of males, especially heterosexual ones, ruins this for her.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": Somewhat invoked with The Baroness, absolutely invoked with 'The Amazing Alexandria!'.
  • Strange Girl: Invoked with several female contestants.
    • Selene was raised by wolves and then reintroduced into civilization.
    • The Baroness thinks she's a Pirate, going so far as to speak, dress, and act like one.
    • Mallory is a little obsessed with bombs.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Subverted in White Elephant, where a smoke bomb was used on the Parrots' sled rather than an actual bomb.

    Total Drama High School 
  • Art Shift: Diana is the new artist for this season with Jack doing coloring and lineart. As such, they look different from any of the previous seasons.
  • Bag of Holding:
    • Khadija's hijab holds a lot of stuff. So far it has held books to read (a Harry Potter Book), a first aid kit, and her mun has confirmed there's a couple of textbooks under there as well.
    • Starr seems to be able to store a handful of things in her 'fro.
  • The Cheerleader:
    • Calliope and Starr have confirmed themselves to have been cheerleaders in the past.
    • Both Swanfen and Owlsward (minus Jasten) had to become this in episode 4 for the football and cheer leading challenge.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Doll and their sugar-crazy, fanfic-writing escapades.
  • Cluster Bleep-Bomb: Starr has one of these in her confessional right after she is crushed by Calliope because of Cain's attempt to sabotage her house's performance.
  • Continuity Nod: According to the creators, the season takes place within season 2 (and season 3's) City and nearby season 4's abandoned city.
  • Coordinated Clothes: Played with; Addison's plan is to mimic her fellow contestants on literally everything they do in an attempt to get them to quit the competition.
  • Depending on the Writer:
    • Averted. Unless things change, Jack will be the only admin to write episodes.
    • Especially averted since as Fuzzy, the other writer this season, style matches' Jacks.
  • Downer Ending: Vance's elimination is a huge one; his prized banjo was destroyed, he was lied to of who did it, let who actually done it off the hook, and when things are looking up for his team wining, he forfeits the match after finding out he was being lied to. This, in turn, causes his elimination, where he has to go down a dark, cramped hole. It doesn't help that as of this writing, he's unsure of if he's going to be able to save his grandmother's farm.
  • Easily Forgiven: Starr acts like this to the other contestants. She doesn't actually believe this, but it's part of her happy-go-lucky kinda act.
  • Gender-Equal Ensemble: This season is an interesting take on this. There are eight males, eight females, and four non-binary contestants competing.
  • Grand Finale:
    • It's been confirmed by the creators that this season will be closed out by a graduation/epilogue special.
    • It has also been hinted that the final non-special episode will be based on final exams.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity:
    • Roo seems a lot smarter than he puts on.
    • Starr also pretends to pay little attention to the little details about the contestant.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. Katie is the name of a canon contestant.
  • The Rival: Riley sees herself as Jasten's rival, as he's one of the few contestants she sees potential in.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Kara's hair is teal. Angelo's hair is lavender. Katie's hair has pink streaks. Calliope has blue hair. Phoenix has green hair. Leo has white hair. Quinn has blue streaks in her hair.

    RR: North American Tour 
  • Action Girl: GG, Ulyssa, Candi, and Starr all qualify as this
  • Alpha Bitch: Subverted with Starr, who, after her attitude last season, apparently had a Heel–Face Turn between this competition and Total Drama High School.
  • Art Shift: Sly is the new artist for this season, and as such, the characters have a slightly different style than they did in comparison to Tumblr, City/VG, Colors, or High School.
  • Attention Whore: Played with in regards to Rosamie; she likes the attention but cares more for her fans.
  • Bears Are Bad News: So much so that it's a running gag of the season. Especially in Episode 2, where numerous contestants are attacked by, quote and quote, "poorly placed bears."
  • Berserk Button:
    • Ulyssa's not afraid to beat the crap out of you (mostly Dylan) if you degrade women.
    • Don't use feminism as an excuse for bigotry around surprisingly enough, Don.
    • The Superheroes will go after you if they catch you injuring another contestant on purpose.
  • Call-Back: Tons of them.
    • Cleo getting hit by a car while delivering pizza in Total Drama City.
    • Starr dancing up the stairs in the first Total Drama High School Episode with Calliope.
    • Most Total Drama High School Contestants, including Wallace, Addison, Phoenix, Calliope, and Quinn
  • Continuity Nod: Don complains about people trying to cut in line every season in response to [[spoilers: Candi and Alan attempting to cut]], referencing when the Ice Dancers tried to do it in The Ridonculous Race. Oddly enough, they both occurred in episode 3, with the second place teams trying to cut in front of the first place teams.
  • Epic Fail: Candi trying to sabotage Babe in Episode 2's challenge... only to propel her further and give their team the win.
  • Expy: Mr. Bellerose, to a teacher his mun had in real life.
  • Fiery Redhead: Averted with Kennedy, who's generally as calm as a wave less ocean.
  • Genius Ditz:
    • Hoss and Babe, who can fix up a car, but aren't the brightest bulbs in the bunch.
    • Cleo is highly intelligent, but often goes on about memes rather than use her head.
  • Gilligan Cut: Used so many times. Notable examples include:
    • Don talking about how he didn't realize The Twin Idols were actually idols. Cut to them talking about their fame.
    • Candi and Alan assuming Erin and Irene were a couple. Cut to the Stylists laughing in the interview room about how people always assume that, despite both of them being hella gay.
    • Pembroke and Lyndon patiently waiting on their flight to Denver. Cut to Pembroke complaining that they just left Denver.
  • The Hat Makes the Man:
    • Dylan and his 'wonderful' Fedora.
    • Alan and his really unusual looking hat apply as well.
    • Nolan practically hates being seen without head wear, but unlike the other two, Nolan has a reason.
    • Kennedy is a nonbinary example; they're never seen without their hat!
  • Immoral Reality Show: In the second episode alone, Don practically destroys a mountain after booby trapping it.
  • In-Series Nickname:
    • Encore calls Masquerade 'Masky'.
    • Muff calls GG "G" a lot and GG calls Muff "Muffy" a lot.
  • Jerkass:
    • Midori, who pushes her teammate against her will to do things she is clearly troubled with doing.
    • Candi, who sabotages other contestants to get her team further into the competition.
    • Dylan, who acts like an entitled brat who expects his teammate to do all the work and generally annoys other contestants with his creepy behavior.
    • Ulyssa, who also acts like an entitled brat, but uses her teammate as a punching bag, despises every single male contestant, and called Encore something so shocking that the camera had to focus on a background event to forget hearing.
    • Muff, who abandoned their teammate for the sake of pulling pranks on the other contestants.
  • Laser-Guided Karma:
    • Anything Dylan does often results in him getting injured by someone for his actions. For example, in Episode 2, getting flung down the mountain after constantly getting Eli's gender wrong and attempting to flirt with them.
    • Muff being forced to solve the puzzle in episode 1 all by themself after they abandoned their teammate for the sake of pulling some pranks.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Starr's name lives up to its potential, given she wants to shine as bright as a star.
    • Candi's name fits her well given that she puts on a sickeningly sweet persona to mask the darker intentions she has.
    • Masquerade's name fits given that, well, he wears a mask.
    • Encore's name represents the fact she wants to live in the limelight with her diva-esque personality.
  • No OSHA Compliance: Episode 2's skiing challenge, which features the practical destruction of The Muleshoe slope by landmines.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: Often the first place winners who, most of the time, end up loosing their lead thanks to happenstance that occurs throughout the challenge.
  • Running Gag:
    • Dylan often getting punished for flirting with Eli.
    • Starr threatening to shove her gogo boot places where the sun don't shine.
    • The Camera having to cut away from Candi and Alan making out.
    • Ulyssa saying "Um, No." Before she goes into rant mode.
    • Helen mysteriously getting sandwiches.
    • Rosamie, likewise, mysteriously getting skittles.
    • Gary insisting to be called "Mr. Bellerose" when announced by anyone but his daughter.
  • Take a Third Option:
    • Mia and Midori in episode 1, [[spoilers: steal some kids' bikes to race off to the challenge location rather than run or take a taxi]].
    • The Superheroes use their parkour skills to get to the challenge location in the aforementioned episode.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Babe and Muff qualify for this.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair:
    • Hoss: Dyed black on the sides and blue on top.
    • Babe: Dyed mostly pink, with some blue.
    • Ulyssa: Dyed Purple.
    • Eva: Dyed Teal.
    • Eli: Dyed Teal.
    • Midori: Half dyed pink.
    • Lexi: Black streaks.
    • Natalia: Dyed Pink.
    • Muff: Has Green tips.


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