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  • Acceptable Targets: Guys named Keith
  • Base-Breaking Character: The Beauty Queens in Ridonculous, as to whether their overprotective behavior towards Ezekiel against Giselle is justified of not by their having faced homophobia at her company.
    • Giselle herself- some think she's a genuinely sympathetic and cute character, while others see her as a someone who deserves to be talked down by the Beauty Queens.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The very end of the second Celebrity Manhunt when Felicity turns into Applejack and returns to Equestria.
  • Bizarro Episode: The April Fools episode, a Shout-Out to Rocko's Modern Life.
    • Subverted with "Error! Sanity Not Found", as it is very weird and unlike canon but contains the plot relevant detail of Colton and Abigail possibly being related.
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  • Breather Episode: No Sense Nonsense is an example of this in Pahkitew Island Do Over. It features a barely there challenge, quiet moments of interaction, and sets up several plotlines including the fact that Mel realizes that she is bisexual
  • Creator's Pet: Downplayed with Abigail and Noah, as they still got a lot of focus in their respective seasons but never overtook the story too much.
  • Creepy Cute: Baby Fang.
  • Die for Our Ship: Lightning gets some for Nathaniel/Beth.
    • Charlotte for Trent/Gwen and Gwen for Trent/Charlotte.
    • Mel for Duncan/Courtney.
    • Alejandro for Mel/Duncan and Heather/Duncan.
    • Trent for Charlotte/Mel.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Alejandro and Mel.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Cheyenne/Adam.
  • Foe Yay: Minor implications with Colton/Harrison, lampshaded by Giselle.
    • Mel/Courtney have shades of this, notably in "Chinese Fake Out" when Mel assumes Courtney wants a "goodbye gift" before presumably being voted out.
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  • Growing the Beard: World Tour was when the series took on a more responsible tone, included more diversity, cut down on inside jokes and meme references. All Stars solidified this while also beginning the Darker and Edgier tone of the series.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Charlotte's hairstyle and style of speech could have been the inspiration for Scarlett's. This picture becomes even more hilarious in hindsight as it was drawn before The Reveal of Scarlett in canon being evil.
    • Then with the reveal of Devin:
    Cogreen: *looks at the guy* ... *looks at his appearance* ... Oh yeah.... *notices how the name ends in an "IN" ... Oh my... *looks at his description* ....Athletic... seems unaware of the crush directed at him... and is likely to become intertwined in a romantic relationship with a blonde girl voiced by Kristen Fairlie...Guys, I can't believe Shin is participating in Total Drama: Ridonculous Race. I'm honored.
    • Junior's design could've been inspired by Coby
    • The reasoning for Co Green eliminating Leonard first:
    Cogreen: I eliminated him first since we're going to be seeing more of him in TOTAL DRAMA Ridonculous Race.
    • Noah's Phobia in TDIDO's Phobia factor is Lawyers, when in canon, he winds up dating Emma, a Lawyer in training.
  • Ho Yay: Alejandro and DJ (in drag) kiss on a dare in Island.
    • In "Russian Away", Brick (in character as Mel for a challenge) kisses Scott.
    • Chris and Chef have a fairly subtext-y relationship, but it comes to a head in "The Enchanted Franken-Forest" when they go on a date, start to argue, and both admit that they dated Mama DJ and Blaineley respectively to make the other jealous. It's even lampshaded.
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    • In "Can't Help Falling In Louvre", Lightning sees up Lindsay's skirt when she runs through the lasers. Mel commends him on this.
    • Melzy tends to get a lot of subtext-y scenes, but the bobsledding scene in "Jamaica Me Sweat just pushes it to the extremes. It's even lampshaded in an annotation. Both Mel's owner and CG consider it canon in a Friends with Benefits sense before Mel realized she was bisexual.
    • Charlel in the Halloween special. Later in "Post Plunker's Paradise", Mel calls up Charlotte, calling her the "only one who understands" and being welcomed to her house anytime. Finally becomes an Official Couple in Pahkitew.
    • Sugar and Candace in Revenge, especially being juxtaposed with the Official Couple Vanessa and Anne Maria in Ridonculous.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Despite a history of manipulation and brute force against her competitors, seeing Mel berated for her sexuality and hating her behavior in Pahkitew is pretty harsh.
    • Mal in All Stars as of "Defiled", revealing he's a victim of some serious Parental Abuse.
    • Colton, despite all his frigid behavior, due to his Freudian Excuse.
  • Moment of Awesome: Plenty.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Heather crosses it in Action when she kidnaps Vanessa and steals her identity in the game.
    • Mel crosses this in "African Lying Safari" when she nearly leaves Beth and Nathaniel to die at the hands of Sasquatchinakwa.
    • If leaving Adam trapped in a toxic mine unable to save himself doesn't cross it Scarlett crosses it when she blows up Jasmine.
  • Never Live It Down: Shin's cheating in Action is brought up a lot during World Tour.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The Halloween special. The "zombies" and Dracula.
    • Scarlett, even moreso than in canon. Whereas in canon she only has one episode as evil, here she nearly kills the other contestants on a regular basis, eliminates almost everyone, and plans to sell the radioactive creatures in a terrifying bid to take over the world.
    • Mal, even moreso than in canon. The kiddy aspect of Mal's malevolence is gone, and with it comes brutal instances of his violence. From abusing Zoey and causing her to break up with Mike, to forcibly ripping out Duncan's tooth. There's also the twist in Defiled where Mal is revealed as the original personality, and created Mike as an escape from an abusive childhood.
    • The Wawanakwa Blue Moon is very unsettling, as it not only affects the animals, but changes the humans. For starters, Mal is released, both Brick and Bridgette become ax crazy, and the normally silent B uncharacteristically yells at Sierra and causes her to flee in fear.
  • Old Shame: CG had to edit some episodes of former seasons to be more coherent, as well as change the Shin/Bridgette plotline.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Robert in All Stars due to his Heel–Face Turn after becoming friends with Leshawna.
    • Meta example where CG usually handles characters better than their canon counterparts.
  • Tear Jerker: Courtney after Duncan breaks up with her. Seeing her so broken down is horrible.
    Courtney: I just wanted to be alone… seems to be what everyone wants me to do anyway…
    • Noah after Dakota tricked him into thinking that Abigail broke up with him via forging a letter.
    • "Jamaica Me Sweat" has a ton of tearjerkers. "Oh My Abby" is considerably worse than "Oh My Izzy", and Courtney's definitely at her lowest.
    • Nathaniel's elimination in Rapa Phooey! At least he goes with honor.
    • Zoey's elimination in Saving Private Leechball, before which she is blamed for lying about Mal's abuse
    • The reveal in "Defiled" that Mal is the real personality and that Mike was created because of parental abuse.
    • Coby's surprising elimination.
    • Jack's Heroic BSoD. after being unmasked and the Tox Box.
    • Colton and Abigial fighting over possibly being related
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: Dave (even moreso than in canon)
  • The Woobie: Vanessa in Action; Nathaniel in World Tour; Jack in Revenge as of "Tox Box"; Charlotte, Mel, Abigail and Colton in Pahkitew,...

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