Total Drama Island/Characters/Screaming Gophers

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Total Drama Island's cast got so big that the page had to be split into several pages. This page is for the contestants that were on the Screaming Gophers team in season 1.


The Wannabe

"Omigosh, hi Chris! It's so incredulous to meet you! Wow, you're much shorter in real life..."

Voiced by Sarah Gadon

Born and raised on a farm, Beth is a sweet girl who loves her Ma and Pa and they love her back even more. She wants everybody else to love her, too. Just ask the students at her school. In an effort to make friends, Beth constantly makes a fool of herself in front of the whole school, but is completely oblivious as to what she's doing wrong. The problem is, Beth knows how to bond with cows and chickens, but she doesn't know how to socialize with humans.

It doesn't help that her closest sibling is Big Bertha (a pig she's raised since a piglet). Big Bertha has oodles of barn yard friends, so Beth tries to emulate Bertha's social skills, but they don't always translate to the human world. (Like rolling around on the field "snorting loudly" doesn't entice others to join in... Beth found this out at the latest Football Rally. Where Beth does excel is the Arts. She's bursting with creativity. She received the Art Achievement of the Year Award for her full-scale replica of the Sphinx, made out of glue, elbow macaroni, and felt.

When Beth isn't socializing or creating, she's crushing on someone. The boys at her school usually know she likes them because she'll follow them around like an orphaned puppy and make them poster sized homemade valentines with pictures of unicorns running down the beach. They try telling her they're not interested, but that doesn't stop tenacious B. She just thinks they're being shy. Maybe one day Beth will figure it out. Let's all cross our fingers. (And let's hope she doesn't read this. She'd be soooo crushed!)

Tropes exhibited by this character include:

Beth: (In the confessional with Lindsay) Even though Heather can be really mean, that doesn't mean we should be mean back, right? Buddha says: "You can lead a sheep to water, but you can't make it nice."
Lindsay: That is sooo deep!


The Geek

"I see the ladies have already arrived. Alright!"

Voiced by Peter Oldring

Cody's an only child from the suburbs who's been spoiled all his life. While his ample allowance easily buys him every trend-setting, techno-gadget, teen-savvy accessory required to be on the 'cutting edge of cool', he cannot buy the personality required to back it up.

Despite spending most of his life in the local mall (since that's the best place to study teens in the throes of 'being cool') none of it's helped his cause. Unfortunately, Cody doesn't know any of this. He thinks of himself as the coolest-of-all-dudes-in-the-burbs (his words).

At his prep school, Upper Crust College, he is considered pretty cool (but that's only within a select group of guys who belong to the Albert Einstein Fan Club - i.e. all geekier than Cody.) So while he boasts about knowing the 'cool code' (he doesn't), and has devoted his whole life to studying and mastering it (not really), and totally scores with the ladies (all myth and no legend), his real strengths are in maths and sciences, which isn't exactly your typical 'cool kid' skill set.

Cody's confident he can "swing" with the cool kids at Total Drama Camp (his word, clearly!). His only concern: whether or not the cafeteria will be providing the four essential food groups. Just to be safe, he's bringing a doctor's note, because it's hard to be cool when you're worried about the hypoglycemic index of your diet.

One day he'll be cool, when he starts his own tech support firm and makes millions off the kids who peaked in high school (and slept through computer studies). Maybe.

Tropes exhibited by this character include:

Sierra: Oh, Cody! If one of us was to drown, I hoped it would be me!
Cody: M-me too...


The Goth Girl

"If I win, I'm gonna buy Camp Wawanakwa so I can burn it down and turn it into a graveyard."

Voiced by Megan Fahlenbock

The daughter of a single mom, Gwen was a latch-key kid who grew up taking care of her kid brother. That's cool with Gwen, because she likes helping out her Mom, and has tons of fun with her brother, too. Like that time they put a bunch of beef bouillon cubes into the community Pool. (At least the neighborhood's dogs were happy!)

The only other thing she's passionate about is her art. She can lose herself in her sketch pad for hours and her favorite hobby is to go downtown on the weekends and people watch. She's been told she's talented and hopes to make a career out of it one day.

Gwen's the loner of her school, by choice. She doesn't need to hang out with a bunch of dorks just to feel better about herself and the last thing she'd do is follow a trend. Maybe a Trent... but never a trend. (wink, wink!)

In fact, she wishes she never auditioned for Total Drama Island in the first place. She did it on a dare (to humor her brother) because she never thought they'd pick her. But now that she's been cast she figures she might as well make the most of it. Her plan is to play this thing out to the end just to prove what morons they really are. Besides, if she wins the $100,000 it would sure make life easier for her Mom.

Gwen may seem tough as nails on the outside, but when it comes to her family, she's as soft as... well, a marshmallow!

Tropes exhibited by this character include:


The Queen Bee

"When I win, I'm thinking of my own spinoff series, "The World According to Heather."

Voiced by Rachel Wilson

Heather has it all - looks, brains, talent - she could go on and on, but why talk about something that is so obvious!

Heather likes to keep busy with extracurricular activities. (Read: Be the center of attention and hog the spotlight.) She's School President (after several ballot boxes for her opponents mysteriously ended up in the boys' urinals). She's Head Cheerleader (but only attends rallies where the Year Book Photographer is present). She's Head of the Year Book Committee (to ensure that 'said photographer' includes only her best shots, and also to ban photos of anyone she hates.) She's President of the Debate Team, because she loves to argue but will only debate issues of personal interest (i.e. did you see Susie's new haircut? Can everyone say: '80's perm-gone-wrong'?)

The only place Heather is outranked is at home. She has an evil younger brother, Damien, who enjoys torturing Heather by booby-trapping her room and putting glue in her hair conditioner.

Heather would be mortified if the audience discovered her deep dark secret, but Total Drama Island has heard from reliable sources (her brother) that she used to be a fat, brace-faced style challenged junior high reject; something she overcompensates for now with a mean veneer and lots of makeup.

Heather hopes that her experience on Total Drama Island will open more doors for her so she can eventually attain her long-term goal of ruling Europe.

Tropes exhibited by this character include:

Harold: I'll have you know this is a selfless act! My lady fans couldn't handle the loss of this perfect behind!
Heather: And by lady fans, he means his mother.

  • Death Glare: Her default look since she gives these quite regularly, especially because she is easily disgusted or aggravated by almost everyone or everything on the show. A prominent example is when she arrives at Camp Wawanakwa in "Not So Happy Campers - Part 1".
  • Defeat by Modesty - Accidentally does it to herself when her halter top comes off. However the distraction provided by this actually makes her team win the challenge and directly causes Harold's elimination.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen - A realistic approach to the trope. She's actually become progressively nicer over the course of the series, while retaining her obsession with winning.
  • Determinator - Became this in Hawaiian Punch.
  • Does Not Like Barbecue Potato Chips
  • Earn Your Happy Ending - Cruelly subverted at the end of World Tour. See Pyrrhic Victory below.
  • Easily Forgiven - Averted in the extreme (see Reformed but Rejected).
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
  • Enemy Mine - With Gwen against Courtney in the second half of World Tour, partly because Courtney kept throwing challenges and partly out of jealousy because of Alejandro flirting with her.
  • Even Evil Has Standards - Has been on both sides of this trope. Subverted on one occasion: After Leshawna is revealed to have badmouthed the cast to her cousin, she doesn't seem to be that angry as she does the same thing. Although she says that Duncan went too low on her later in that same episode.
    • In World Tour, she naturally sides with Courtney when Gwen and Duncan's kiss is exposed and even participates in Gwen's "The Villain Sucks" Song, but draws the line at intentionally trying to lose just to eliminate her, and when Courtney does this for the third time she sides with Gwen.
      • Earlier proven in Island as she points out she wouldn't hurt a team member during a challenge. Humiliate them, yes, so long as it didn't hurt her chances at the prize.
  • Fan Service - Her boobs were shown in X-Treme Torture.
  • Femme Fatalons - In the New York episode where she slices open the prize apple with her nails.
  • Freudian Excuse - Hinted at in the first special.
  • Formerly Fat: According to her younger brother Damien and Harold's assumption for her cold personality.
  • Girl Posse: Forms one in season one, but fails at doing so in the next two seasons, unless you count Sierra and Cody.
  • Gold Tooth: Gains one after Leshawna knocks one of her teeth out in "Slap Slap Revolution".
  • Gray Eyes
  • Hartman Hips
  • The Hero - On Team Amazon.
  • Heroic Resolve - She's on the verge of defeat when trapped in a cage she can't escape from until Cody implies that she's "the Good Guy". At this realization, she bursts out and goes on to defeat Alejandro.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: She previously threatened Lindsay with a head shaving if she ever betrayed their alliance again. Incidentally, Heather betrayed Lindsay in "That's Off the Chain", and Lindsay used Heather's own threat against her as a dare in "I Triple Dog Dare You", leading to Heather's Traumatic Haircut and subsequent elimination.
  • Humiliation Conga - In "I Triple Dog Dare You!" Gwen and Owen decided to double-team Heather with one challenge after another. Surprisingly, Heather manages to take all of them...until the final dare where she had to get her hair shaven. She attempts to reject it, only for her hair to get shaven regardless. To add insult to injury, because she never officially accepted the challenge, she was eliminated anyway.
  • I'm Not Here to Make Friends - And because she either manipulated, insulted, had a hand in eliminating or left a bad impression from her actions to every camper in TDI, she made one...Harold. She even manages to alienate the second generation contestants in her cameo appearance in TDRI.
  • Important Haircut - Her shaving marks the point where she is utterly defeated by Gwen and ceases to be a main antagonist.
  • Improbable Weapon User - "Don't try to stop me! I've got gold statuettes and I am not afraid to use them!"
  • Incidental Villain
  • It's All About Me - "I'm valuable!"
  • Jerkass Dissonance
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold - Despite being a villain in the first season and an Anti-Hero in the following two, she has in a sense shown acts of real kindness at times. See Pet the Dog below.
  • Kids Are Cruel
  • The Lancer - On the Screaming Gophers and Screaming Gaffers
  • Large and In Charge: Prior to Sierra arriving, she was the tallest girl, making her look more intimidating towards Gwen, Lindsay and Beth.
  • Large Ham
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Happens quite regularly in Island.

Gwen: (in confessional, after Heather falls into the jellyfish pool) Sometimes, the universe just gives you a freebie. (looks up at the sky and gives a thumbs up)

  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The dark to Lindsay's light.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch - In World Tour.
  • Manipulative Bitch
  • Meaningful Name - Heathers, anyone?
  • Modesty Towel: Especially during Island; she is seen one so often, it's almost a secondary outfit.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown:
    • Was on the receiving end of this twice, first from Gwen, then Leshawna.
    • Was on the giving end in Revenge of the Island against Lightning with the million dollar briefcase no less.
  • Odd Friendship - With Harold, Depending on the Writer. She had one with Leshawna near the end of Action, prior to World Tour where Leshawna suddenly hates her again.
  • Pet the Dog -
    • Here's a shocker, in TDA, she gives Leshawna her wig as a gift to remember her, on the episode Heather gets voted off.
    • Warning Leshawna that Alejandro was up to no good, consoling a heartbroken Courtney after it was revealed Duncan and Gwen had kissed, and giving Sierra a headdress and wheelchair because she sympathized with her being bald on national TV.
    • She even had one back in Total Drama Island: being sincere in being part of DJ's goodbye group hug when he was eliminated. She also tried to calm DJ down when he got freaked out by her facial.
  • Pixellation - In Island, when her halter top was accidentally ripped off by a tree branch.
  • Plucky Girl
  • Pyrrhic Victory - In World Tour. She finally wins the competition and the million dollars only for her million to get stolen from her by a feral Ezekiel seconds later. She is last seen swimming away for her life from an erupting volcano with a giant boulder about to hit (and maybe even kill) her just before the camera cuts away.
    • In the Canadian ending, she mistakenly throws Alejandro's effigy into the volcano instead of hers, making him the winner instead. She doesn't get hit by the flaming boulder at the end, however, and Alejandro still loses his money the same way.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin
  • Reformed but Rejected - She's not nearly as evil in TDA as she was in TDI (which isn't the same as saying she's turned good) but no one trusts her even when she is genuinely trying to help her team (except for possibly Harold) - in "Riot on Set," Gwen (her team captain) outright tells her that an idea simply being suggested by Heather is reason enough not to do it.
    • In World Tour, this only gets worse: she's even less evil at this point, but the rest of the cast now seems to hate her more than ever. When she is in the final three, she has literally zero cast-mates rooting for her, just because of the evil things she did ages ago in season one, while Alejandro, who has been more actively villainous in this season than Heather ever was, has five. Though Bridgette actually becomes the only sane woman here and calls the other contestants out on this very thing, stating that Heather deserved more than Alejandro did, and Cody and Harold help Heather out as well, namely trying to defend her from a highly vindictive Courtney trying to ruin Heather's chances of winning.
  • Rich Bitch
  • Schemer
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Subverted a few times.
    • In "Not So Happy Campers - Part 1", after being disgusted by the conditions at Camp Wawanakwa, she claims that no one can make her stay; however, Chris waves the contract that she signed, stating otherwise.
    • In "Wawanakwa Gone Wild", she walks out on the challenge after being assigned to catch a bear, especially when the other campers got seemingly less dangerous targets; however, she quickly changes her mind when Chris reveals the penalty for failure or coming in last: cleaning the communal washrooms.
  • She's Got Legs
  • Shipper on Deck - To Gwen/Duncan and Cody/Sierra, but only to ruffle some feathers. She actually doesn't give a damn about anyone's love life.
  • Ship Tease - With Duncan and Harold
  • Shower Scene: Several during Island.
  • Sitcom Arch Nemesis
  • Social Darwinist
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: She is one of the most focused-on contestants in the series. In fact, she receives two full seasons worth of development and has the highest episode count of any female contestant. She only goes Out of Focus during the second half of Action.
    • However, despite her major role in the series, she was completely absent in the show's prototype phase, Camp TV.
  • Strong Family Resemblance - With her mother.
  • Take Over Europe: Her aspiration in life is to conquer Europe and become its queen.
  • Tall, Dark and Bishoujo
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky
  • Token Evil Teammate
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl - Girly Girl to Gwen's Tomboy.
  • Took a Level In Kindness - In World Tour; however, she seems to reverted back to being a snob in Revenge of the Island.
  • Traitor Shot
  • Traumatic Haircut - Played straight when her hair was shaved off, but averted with her attempts to take Courtney's.
  • Trickster
  • Villainous Breakdown - When she gets eliminated in Island.
  • Vocal Evolution - As the series progresses, her voice gradually loses the Alpha Bitch-esque tones it had in season one.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?
  • Why Did It Have To Be Sumo Wrestlers?
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: In "Search and Do Not Destroy", to break up Gwen and Trent, she tells Trent that Gwen was being mean to her and she shouldn't be trusted in an attempt to gain his sympathy. To seal the deal, Heather kisses Trent in front of Gwen to make it appear that he is cheating on her.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: How she betrays Lindsay towards the end of "That's Off the Chain".


The Psycho Hose Beast

"Genius runs in my family... so does psychotherapy... HEY did I tell you guys I have an IQ of 188? cuz I do."

Voiced by Katie Crown

Izzy has been described by those who know her as a "wingnut", a "psycho hose beast" and "some kind of crazy". For as long as she can remember, she's been a big fan of 'the witching hour'. Her parents once awoke at midnight to find 1 year old Izzy shaking the bars of her crib and howling at the full moon. They soothed her back to sleep with her favorite lullabies - horror movie soundtracks; the only music that relaxes her.

Being around Izzy is like being on a roller coaster - one that hasn't been inspected for safety. Some of her favorite pastimes include impersonating her parents friends, burning things and making up stuff that scares the crap of people.

There's no rhyme or reason to what Izzy does. For instance, a guy from her school remembers when Izzy stalked him for a whole week because she had a major crush on him. He also remembers how later she changed her mind and threw him in a sewer.

When Izzy heard about Total Drama Island audition, she camped outside a producer's front door for three weeks until he agreed to cast her on the show. He now has a restraining order against her and she can't come within two miles of his house. Izzy is willing to do whatever it takes to survive 8 weeks of camp and is definitely one to watch... she'll definitely make the highlight reel!

Tropes exhibited by this character include:

Duncan: Uh, Izzy, you've got a snake on your head.
Izzy: I know. But don't worry. He's friendly! (the snake bites her) See? Kisses! (passes out)


  • Sickly Green Glow: She has this for the latter half of "Anything Yukon Do, I Can Do Better." Her team's sled contains crates of radioactive materials. Izzy dives into one of the boxes, thinking "Radioactive" means "Radio Activated." Nobody else seems to notice or care except Tyler.
  • She's Got Legs
  • Shipper on Deck: In fanon, she usually ships Noah/Cody, but in World Tour, she ships Cody/Sierra.
  • Ship Tease: With Noah in the episode "Slap Slap Revolution."
  • Slippery Swimsuit: She somehow loses her bikini bottom in "Haute Camp-ture".
  • Strange Girl
  • Stripperiffic
  • Suddenly Fluent in Gibberish: In one episode, she is able to talk to a camel. Its even been confirmed that camel is her favorite foreign language.

Izzy: *grunting sounds* I just introduced myself in camelese.


The Jaw-Dropper

"Okay, brain, it's all up to you. I know you haven't had a lot of exercise in the past um... sixteen years, give or take, but you can do this."

Voiced by Adam Reid

From the moment Justin was born, he was a vision of loveliness. He was a test tube baby and his mother paid handsomely for that test tube. Justin has always been a looker.

As a child, old ladies lined up to pinch those magnificent cheeks. This led to him becoming a successful child model and he hasn't stopped working since. His grade 5 teacher had to send him to the principal's office on a daily basis just so the rest of the class could get some work done. His only crime was looking so darn good.

Justin's bone structure is currently being studied by the Italian branch of the Centre of Analysis of Breathtaking Feature. He's a straight-A student, but there is some doubt as to whether he has earned a single one of those grades.

Truly, Justin is more than a pretty face. He also has washboard abs. No, seriously, Justin is good guy and volunteers at a retirement home. The old ladies still try to pinch his cheeks. People just feel compelled to give Justin stuff for free so he doesn't have to work for a living like other mortals.

For this reason, Justin will be donating his winnings to this favorite charity, The Unattractive-Looking-People Wish Foundation. No one knows why Justin auditioned for Total Drama Island, and no one really cares... they are just soooo glad he did.

Tropes exhibited by this character include:


The Lively Girl

"Do I look like a farmer to you?"

Voiced by Novie Edwards

Leshawna (a.k.a The Lively Girl) is one bootylicious shortie! She is large and in charge and everyone else might as well pack it up and go home 'cause she came to win. She is as street-smart as they come but put her in the woods and the girl is like a fish out of water.

Back home she can often be found strutting the halls at her school, rolling with her girlfriends and giving anyone who throws attitude her way all kinds of trouble. While most know better than to be gettin' all up in her bizness, there's always some clown who didn't get the memo.

What Leshawna lacks in social graces, she more than makes up for in community service. She's a natural born leader, so she's always on the look out for troubled teens, which is why she volunteers three times a week at The Community Centre. To them, Leshawna's like a big sister. It's a role she enjoys since she wants to make sure they stay out of trouble and off the streets.

And like her high school homies, her surrogate siblings learned pretty quick that they can't pull one over on their Big Sistah! When one of them used her do-rag as a dishrag, Leshawna taught him a valuable lesson of how to check himself before he wrecked himself.

Tropes exhibited by this character include:


The Dumb Princess

"Can I have the cabin with the lake view because I'm the prettiest?"

Voiced by Stephanie Anne Mills

Lindsay is proof that life is easy when you're drop dead gorgeous but to be fair, Mother Nature balanced things by making her as sharp as a frosted cupcake. She's also a Daddy's girl...and Daddy makes a lot of money. When he's not spending time taking care of this vintage Ferrari, he lavishes his "little chipmunk" with whatever her heart desires. Lindsay's Sweet Sixteen party cost more than your house. By the way, Lindsay is a dumb ass who forgets to look at the camera like she always does.

Lindsay doesn't have much in the way of plans for her future. She just wants to spend all her waking hours prettying herself up for any cute guy who's willing to give her all of his attention.

Her hobbies include primping, preening, plucking and posing in any nearby mirror to make sure she's still stunning. Lindsay also loves to chat on the phone, on-line, or to whoever will listen. Generally speaking, anything that isn't too demanding for her brain.

Lindsay is surprisingly athletic - MVP on her high school gymnastics team. (And she looks sooo cute in the outfit!) Her teammates have to admit Lindsay's not just pretty - she's pretty nice too (like a can of soda, sugary sweet and effervescent). Because of this, her mother fears Lindsay will be taken advantage of by 'stronger' personalities.

Usually Lindsay doesn't like things like "work", or "dirt", or "working in the dirt", but when she found out about the auditions for Total Drama Island she couldn't resist being on TV so that her gorgeousness could be shared with millions of people. If nothing else, Lindsay is generous.

Tropes exhibited by this character include:

Justin: Which way do we go?
Lindsay: North is nice, but east is least... West is best!
Leshawna: Can't argue with that. Wouldn't even know how to!


The High IQ

"You got my memo about my life threatening allergies?"

Voiced by Carter Hayden

Ever since Noah was in diapers and examining the nutritional content of his pablum ingredients, his parents knew they had a genius in their midst. Noah is a child prodigy with IQ readings that are off the charts, but the only numbers Noah is proud of are the high scores on his online video game competitions. He's the only one in his Underground Alliance who knows how to get to the secret 12th level of Dragon-Assassin.

His heroes are Newton, Pythagoras, and Kranthor from the game Kosmic Kaos. With his multi-weaponed-fantasyland survival skills unchallenged, he auditioned for Total Drama Island hoping he could apply those skills to the real world.

While he's not remotely coordinated or athletic, Noah is clever enough to come up with remarkable theories of why he should sit this one out, should he be asked to participate in anything that involves more than mental acuity. He learned that trick in gym class.

He may have an active mind, but he sure likes to sit. He includes that as one of his favorite hobbies. He also likes lying down - and occasionally leaning. He knows that for being the egghead nerd of the group, so he intends to beat them to the punch by unleashing an arsenal of sarcastic digs and put-downs. He's got a sharp mind and plans on doing some cutting.

Being the runt of a nine-sibling litter, Noah has found a way to use his brain over brawn with clever manipulation. He never got picked on in the school yard because he always knew how to draft some lunkhead into smashing somebody's face in if they got too close.

Tropes exhibited by this character include:

"Eeeeeee. Congratulations, you just peaked. It's all downhill from here, honey."

    • He even manages to snark while singing:

"Come fly with uuuuus, come die with uuuuuus."

    • And while falling towards certain death:

"But first we must cease dropping, our goal here would be stopping."

  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: He often embarrasses himself in front of Emma by doing this in "New Beijinging."
  • Double Entendre: "Cody's got a tiny sausage!"
  • An Elimination In The Limelight - In "Dodgebrawl" and "I See London..."; the first time the extra screentime justified his elimination; the second time it revealed him as a threat.
  • Fascinating Eyebrow - His default expression.
  • First Love: Sure, he's had some Ship Tease with Cody, Owen, and Bridgette, but a major plot point in The Ridonculous Race is Noah developing a serious crush on Emma who eventually grows to like him back and start dating him.
  • Foil - To Justin, his "Anti-Me."
  • Good Is Not Nice - More so in Island.
  • He Knows Too Much - Eliminated after he is heard saying that he doesn't trust Alejandro.
  • Heroic BSOD: Suffers a massive one at the end of "Maori or Less" and throughout "Little Bull on the Prairie" until Emma tells him that she'll date him again if she wins. She doesn't win, but it's implied that they still reformed their relationship regardless.
  • Informed Ability - In Island, his stereotype was "The Schemer." This became "The High IQ" for World Tour.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold - Never much of a jerk to begin with but he's much nicer these days.
  • Knight in Sour Armor - During World Tour.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: When he falls in love with Emma in The Ridonculous Race, he tends to do some pretty dumb things like jumping into frozen water in Finland to impress her or accidentally saying his thoughts out loud.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: Emma thinks so once she begins to return Noah's feelings for her.
  • Never Live It Down - An in-universe example occurs when he accidentally kisses Cody on the ear in The Big Sleep and many characters continue to tease him about to this day.
  • Non-Action Snarker - In Island primarily.
  • Not So Stoic:
    • Shows rare moments of sympathy or anger in Action and smiles and laughs surprisingly often during World Tour, along with showing a surprising amount of concern towards other contestants.
    • This is most notably shown throughout his time on The Ridonculous Race where he has a goofy smile on his face whenever he sees Emma, and is utterly distraught when she temporarily breaks up with him in "Maori or Less."
  • Obfuscating Ignorance - In "I See London" he reveals that he knows all about Alejandro's true motives, despite acting friendly to him in early episodes.
  • Odd Friendship - With Izzy, Eva and Owen.
  • Official Couple: With Emma in The Ridonculous Race.
  • Only Sane Man - The clearest example in the series, at least in World Tour.
  • Out of Focus - During the first two seasons.
  • Perpetual Frowner
  • Sarcasm Mode
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Savvy Guy to Izzy's Energetic Girl.
  • Short, Dark, And Snarky
  • Shorter Means Smarter
  • Shipper on Deck - Surprisingly supportive of Tyler/Lindsay and, ironically enough, Cody/Gwen.
  • Ship Tease - With Izzy in World Tour.
    • In the Yukon episode, when everybody else huddles for warmth with their respective Love Interest or crush, he randomly hugs Bridgette while smiling. Make of that what you will.
    • And of course, the infamous ear-kiss with Cody. Perhaps aware of the fandom's reaction, they repeat this tease in the season two special, where you can briefly catch them sleeping huddled together.
    • Come The Ridonculous Race, and he has tons of this with Emma. They eventually start dating after the series.
  • The Snark Knight
  • The Slacker - In Island, averted in World Tour and The Ridonculous Race.
  • The Smart Guy
  • Suddenly Voiced: He doesn't say anything in TDA until the finale, where he speaks two words: "Yeah, right."
  • Surrounded by Idiots - Eternally. Most prominent in, "I See London..." where Noah replaces Alejandro as Team Dad and has to deal with Tyler and Owen's incompetence throughout the challenges.
  • Teen Genius - Noah applies much of his vast intelligence on avoiding as much work as possible.
  • Vocal Evolution - His voice gets much lower and deeper as the competition progresses.


The Big Guy

"This is awesome! WOOOHOOO!!"

Noah:"He's a ticking time bomb of noxious fumes."

Voiced by Scott McCord

Owen's one big lovable tub of fun. He may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he has more pure optimism than an arena full of Maple Leafs fans during the playoffs.

Being the youngest of three boys really takes the pressure off of Owen having to do anything with his life. And since he's 'the baby' of the family, his parent let him do whatever he wants - which isn't usually much. Unless scratching yourself and eating things that make crunchy sounds count. In that case, Owen's an over-achiever.

If there's one thing that Owen likes more than anything else, it's his own smells and sounds. He really gets fired up about the things that come out of his own body. (Let's just say it's safest to keep him away from open flames after a bean chilli cookout.)

As a child, he once shoved his head into a fish bowl just to see if it would fit and got stuck. He had go the hospital to have it removed. (He did it again last week to see if the same thing would happen. It did.)

Regardless of the his faults (and there are many) Owen's got a lot of heart. He doesn't care who you are, if you like to party then he'll be your best bud. Owen's friends know him as "The-guy-who-will-do-anything-on-a-dare-especially-if-his-reward-is-all-you-can-eat-pancakes". This comes in handy for anyone who needs their dirty work done for them, because Owen doesn't mind getting dirty. In fact, he's proud to say he has a brown belt in Judo. (It's actually yellow, but he spilled some gravy on it.)

Owen auditioned for Total Drama Island because summer camp is just about the funnest place in the whole wide world - there's babes in bikinis, free food three time a day and your farts can echo right across the lake! Awesome!

Tropes exhibited by this character include:

Gwen: Have you ever had a bad thought about anyone?

  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness - His second elimination in TDA and his elimination in TDWT. And when Chris, quoting the trope, attaches an explosive to his face in TDRI.


The Cool Guy

"DJ, I need you hold me down, while Geoff, you stuff the slice in my mouth. And no matter how much I scream or beg, you have got to feed me that slice!"

Voiced by Scott McCord

Trent is proud to say that he just got his motorcycle license. He loves to RIIIIIIDE and can't wait to buy his own set of wheels so he can convert it into a chopper - just as soon as he gets his hands on some 'scratch'. Eventually, Trent's goal is to have his own bike shop where he can build super-cool choppers that are world renowned.

Trent has never gone out of his way to 'get' people to like him. it just turns out that way. He'd rather chill and get a good view of everything that's going on in they world. He's also a straight shooter, who tells it like it is. He would never say he's 'the cool guy.' (He doesn't have to - everybody says it for him.)

Trent is the kind of guy that gets the girls and has other guys admiring him for it. He's just too likeable to hate. His guitar and skateboard skills seal his status as one cool compadre. In his Junior High Graduating Class he was voted as "Most Mysterious and Irresistible". (It was later discovered that the Voting Committee was comprised completely of girls; all of whom dated Trent.)

Despite his good looks and easy going manner, Trent is smarter than he's given credit for. Though his grades don't reflect it, he an IQ that is well above anyone's expectations - including his own. His Dad wishes he would follow in his footsteps and become an accountant, to which Trent has four words.... NOT - IN - THIS - LIFETIME! (Specifically in that order.)

Trent auditioned for Total Drama Island because it sound like a cool way to spend the summer... and hey, $100,000 would make a nice down payment for that dream chopper.

Tropes exhibited by this character include: