Total Drama Island/Characters/Toxic Rats

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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 season 4 contestants in the Toxic Rats team.


The Strong Silent Genius

A very intelligent guy who is calm and never says a word.

Tropes exhibited by this character include:


The Fame Monger

"No! This has to be a mistake! I didn't get my spin-off series yet!"

Voiced by Carleigh Beverly

Dakota is an already rich and famous girl with a group of paparazzi constantly following her anywhere, even to the island itself. She is using Total Drama Revenge of the Island as a vehicle to get her own reality series. Unfortunately, her time on the show has caused her to mutate into a monster.

Tropes exhibited by this character include:
  • Abhorrent Admirer: Sam, at first. She does seem to have warmed up to him when she returned to the island in "Ice, Ice, Baby."
  • Amazonian Beauty: After she mutated and became a giant monster, Sam loved her even more, as she reminded him of a female warrior from some game. They were last seen leaving the island in the Hurl of Shame, making out.
  • American Dream: Although she is Canadian, this is her reason for competing on Total Drama; she aspires to become a successful reality show star, fashion model, film actress, and, if she has the time, pop music star.
  • Annoying Giggle
  • Attention Whore: Played with. It is exaggerated because Dakota has her own paparazzi entourage and will resort to anything to get her own reality series, yet it is also deconstructed because Dawn states that Dakota's need for fame is really a repressed cry for love.

Dakota: Whoa! Who said you could pan away?

  • Bald Woman: She loses all of her hair in "A Mine is a Terrible Thing to Waste" after spending 40 minutes in the toxic waste mine on Chris' orders. It grows back in the next episode; however, it is bright green and a sign of her mutation.
  • Bare Your Midriff: On her intern outfit and when she mutates.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: After her begging and Chris being bribed by her father, she is allowed to return to the an intern. She eventually gets reinstated as a contestant against her will when Anne Maria quits.
  • Berserk Button: In "The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean", do not harm Sam or Zoey.
  • Big No: After she is eliminated for the first time and after Chris makes her an intern.
  • Brainless Beauty: At first, it's justified because her family's fame, riches, and her good looks seem to have gotten her through life, but in "Runaway Model", it's deconstructed a bit when Sam asks her for fashion advice and she's positively delighted, since no one's actually asked for her advice about anything before.
  • Break the Cutie / Break the Haughty: Regardless of how one interprets Dakota's character, Chris brutally breaks her.
  • Butt Monkey: The inevitable result of being one of Chris' interns. Like the other interns, she eventually becomes...
  • The Chew Toy: To Chris.
    • She gets catapulted off the island a second time by Chris at the end of "Finders Creepers" for no reason other than sick laughs.
    • During the recap in "Backstabbers Ahoy", she gets dumped into the lake by Chef Hatchet and bitten by the mutant piranhas as a wake-up call (and for sick laughs...again). Later, while demonstrating the challenge, she is blown to a buoy in the middle of the lake and forced to fend off Fang.
    • Then, in "The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean", her prior exposures to radiation lead to an Incredible Hulk-esque transformation.
  • Crocodile Tears: She gives them in a confessional after the mutated squirrel incident in the first episode.

Dakota: (sobbing) Chris is the meanest ever!! (stops sobbing) Hang on. (takes out her compact and checks her makeup) Not too blotchy. Okay, take two. (puts away her compact, clears her throat, then resumes sobbing)

Dakota: I just want camera time. People need to see more of my sparkly adorableness if I'm going to get my spin-off reality series.


The Moonchild

"I can read people's auras, and it looks like someone threw up on yours."

Voiced by Caitlynne Medrek

Dawn is a peaceful and mysterious girl who loves to get close to nature. She has the freaky ability to read people's backstories by merely reading their auras.

Tropes exhibited by this character include:
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: She seems to be quite taken with Scott in "Ice, Ice, Baby" with his "beetle whispering"; however, this is later subverted when Scott frames her for stealing the other campers' possessions in "Backstabbers Ahoy!", leading to her elimination.
  • Blue Eyes
  • Break the Cutie: In "Backstabbers Ahoy", she gets framed by Scott for stealing the other campers' possessions and voted out because of said frameup, had her hopes gotten up with a fake immunity idol forged by Scott, and gets put into a garbage bag by Chef before being catapulted off the island.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: The other campers view her as this.
    • The Cuckoolander Was Right: In "Truth or Laser Shark", she states that if Dakota remains at Camp Wawanakwa, disaster will befall her. Six episodes later, in "The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean", Dawn's prediction came to fruition when Dakota mutates into a monster.
  • Cute Witch: Zoey suspects that she might be a wizard in "Backstabbers Ahoy".
  • The Cutie
  • Death Glare: A surprisingly effective one. Beware the Nice Ones, indeed.
  • The Empath: She can read other people's (and animals') auras and figure out their inner feelings or even backstories based on that. Normally, the other contestants are understandably creeped out by it; however, it comes in handy on occasion, such as reuniting a giant fire-breathing mutant beetle and her baby to stop her from terrorizing the Toxic Rats.
  • Expy: Of Luna Lovegood. She also plays the role of some of Russell Hantz's victims.
  • Frame-Up: She falls victim to one, courtesy of Scott.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Even the mutant animals seem to like her.
  • Hair of Gold
  • Long Hair Is Feminine
  • Lotus Position
  • Magic Skirt: She hangs upside-down in episode two, yet her skirt stays in place. In "Finders Creepers", she's caught by the giant spider (Izzy in a costume) and hanging sideways from the web, yet her skirt stays in place, as well as her hair.
  • Older Than They Look: Despite being 16, she looks and sounds like a pre-teen girl.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Normally, Dawn is a soft spoken girl who doesn't show ill will towards anyone (disappointment maybe). However, she clearly shows contempt towards Scott for sabotaging their team in "Backstabbers Ahoy".
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt / Stocking Filler: Similar to Gwen, the art style makes it hard to tell which. Gwen was only revealed to wear Stocking Filler when her skirt was removed in one episode, but Dawn never ended up losing/taking off some of her clothes.
  • She Knows Too Much: She found out Scott's intentions to lose a little too soon for his liking. He frames her for taking everyone's stuff, and she ends up getting the boot from the contest.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal
  • Strange Girl
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Bridgette
  • Voice for The Voiceless: Since B doesn't speak, she acts as his voice when he is giving out instructions to the Toxic Rats.


The Athletic Overachiever

"Lightning never gives up and never surrenders! Sha-Lightning!"

Voiced by Tyrone Savage

Lightning is a high school athlete with a big ego.

Tropes exhibited by this character include:


The Nice-guy Gamer

"This is the longest I've ever been without playing video games. My fingers feel empty."

Voiced by Brian Froud

Sam is your average gamer.

Tropes exhibited by this character include:
  • Annoying Laugh
  • Elimination By Irony: By "Runaway Model", all of Sam's handheld have been confiscated, and he starts hallucinating everything in "gaming" graphics, including the scaffold he needs to climb to rescue Lindsay from Sasquatchinawkwa. He makes it past the rolling barrels and such, but then Reality Ensues with Sasquatchinawkwa tossing him off and he ultimately loses the challenge for the Rats and is voted off. Brick unintentionally lampshades this after Sam is thrown off the scaffold: "Game Over.".
  • Expy: To Seth Rogen, appearance-wise.
  • Freaky Is Cool: His reaction to the mutant squirrel in the first episode. Also, this is how he sees Dakota after her mutation.
  • Gasshole: His farts are strong enough to knock Gwen out as seen in "The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean".
  • Genre Savvy: After Dakota is eliminated from the game for the first time, he confesses that he was already expecting her to reject him many times at every point in the future.
  • Give Geeks a Chance: Seems to have successfully wooed Dakota by the time he's eliminated; she gives him her phone number, only for him to drop it when Chris catapults him off the island.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Wanted to become Dakota's, but she was eliminated before he got the chance. She came back as an intern, and they hooked up by time he is eliminated.
  • Human Popsicle: Temporarily becomes one in "Ice Ice Baby".
  • Nice Guy
  • Odd Friendship: With Dakota. Eventually upgrades to Odd Relationship.
  • Super Reflexes: He claims 10 years of video gaming gave him this. He demonstrates it by grabbing a piece of cheese from a Mouse Trap without setting it off; however, he unwittingly set off about half a dozen additional traps when he stepped on the trap he just undone, claiming that his gaming withdrawal is throwing him off.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He looks like an older, fatter version of Cody with glasses and a full row of teeth.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: With Dakota, after she transforms.


The Devious One

"Chris McLean, your little island won't know what hit it!"

Voiced by James Wallis

Scott only thinks of himself and tries to win by using anything and anybody who might benefit him. He is the main antagonist of Revenge of the Island.

Tropes exhibited by this character include:

Dawn: You weren't held enough as a child.

  • Graceful Loser: He takes his elimination surprisingly well, even showing approval towards Zoey for "duping" him.
  • Griefer
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: His overconfidence in his ability to manipulate others is what eventually leads to his downfall.
  • Iconic Item: The shark tooth that he took from Fang in the second episode. However, Fang reclaims his tooth when Scott is eliminated.
  • Impossibl Task: His reaction to his flying machine selection in "Up, Up and Away in My Pitiful Balloon".

Scott: (upon drawing a flying machine card) A bird?! How am I supposed to build a bird?

Scott: I'm like a little kid in a candy store full of suckers! (chuckles) And I'm gonna... uh, like, break 'em and stuff.

  • The Millstone: See Team Killer below.
  • Revealing Hug
  • Running Gag: Scott really shouldn't use the confessional so much, seeing how often he manages to hurt himself in it.
  • Schemer
  • Single Tear: He is genuinely upset when everyone, aside from Cameron, laughs at his condition in "Brain vs. Brawn: The Ultimate Showdown".
  • Smug Snake
  • The Sociopath: Dawn outright calls him this, while Mike refers to him as "psycho".
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute:
    • He is essentially a male version of season one Heather, although she did not resort to team killing to get ahead.
    • He is also one of Alejandro. The two use similar tactics to betray their opponents and suffer a similar fate at the end of their respective seasons.
  • Team Killer: His initial strategy is to intentionally sabotage his own team.
    • In "Truth or Laser Shark", he slows down his team by petting the mutant rat instead of handing it off to B.
    • In "Ice, Ice, Baby", he melts his own team's fort to frame B for sabotage.
    • In "Backstabbers Ahoy!", he shoots Sam in the back, causing him to pass out and crash their team's boat. He then frames Dawn for stealing the campers' possessions and gets her eliminated.
    • In "The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean", he gives Jo and Lightning a hint on where to go and sends his own team to dig in the wrong location.
  • Throwing The Game: Part of his team killing strategy.
    • However, this is subverted in "Finders Creepers" when Sam wins the challenge, despite being bound to Scott.
    • Subverted again in "A Mine Is a Terrible Thing To Waste" when he threw away the statue they are suppose to find, unaware that the statue landed in Anne Maria's hair which wins them the challenge once they leave the mine.
  • Token Evil Teammate: For both teams, eventually.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Just ask Zoey.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Successfully pulls one on Zoey in "Runaway Model". He falsely claims that he shows remorse for his team voting out Dawn, stating that she could communicate with Sasquatchanakwa and save Lindsay.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: For winning the first challenge in "Ice Ice Baby", the Rats are allowed to choose which fort they will command for the second challenge. While most of the team immediately chooses the more impressive one, Scott convinces them that it's a trick and the other fort will look nicer on the inside. It doesn't.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: In "Grand Chef Auto", after blackmailing Mike about his condition, Scott promptly eliminates him after winning the episode's challenge.
  • You Just Told Me: He uses this method to trick Cameron into telling him about Mike's condition.


The Compulsive Liar

"Yeah, my Great-Great-Great Uncle James invented log cabins, before him people had to sleep in the trees, and they kept falling out all the time. And my Great-Great-Great-Great Aunt Phillis invented roofs and before her, homes were just walls and furniture. And every time it rained you had to get a new sofa, hehe."

Voiced by Ashley Peters

Staci is a girl who is very proud of having famous people within her long family branch (or so she claims). Sadly, she talks so much about them that anybody is bound to grow annoyed with her.

Tropes exhibited by this character include:

  1. Medical term for compulsive lying