He knows many tactics from his time spent in juvenile detention centers. He can carve a picture of a skull into a tree trunk and lift great amounts of weight such as Owen , who is more than three times his size. He also gives Courtney the pet name "Princess" to tease her. Duncan loves to break rules to better suit himself, but sometimes the consequences are worse than what he intended. Duncan also loves to make fun of the other contestants and pull several pranks on them, with Harold being his main victim later intensifying it due to a certain move Harold made in Total Drama Island. He considers himself as being "straight with people", rarely pretending to be what he isn't. As a result, he has been shown to either get along with or make fierce enemies with his fellow competitors, although it is more than often the latter. Despite his mean attitude and demeanor, Duncan is actually a good person at heart, although he will never admit it to anyone else. Such moments displaying this side of him include finding a new bunny for his friend DJ after Geoff loses the first one, carving his and Courtney's initials on wood, and defending Lindsay after she is betrayed by Heather.
Total Drama is a Canadian animated comedy television series which is an homage to and parody of common conventions from reality television. The show and its sequel seasons are collectively referred to as the Total Drama series. It premiered on the Canadian cable television specialty channel Teletoon in Canada on July 8, , and on the American cable television channel Cartoon Network in the U. The style of this series is similar to that of Survivor. Total Drama was met with critical acclaim upon release and has developed a cult following. The Total Drama series is the original series of the greater Total Drama franchise, which consists of five seasons that have aired during a timeframe of eight years: the first season, Total Drama Island , the second season, Total Drama Action , the third season, Total Drama World Tour , the fourth season, Total Drama: Revenge of the Island , the first half of the fifth and final season, Total Drama All-Stars , and its second half, Total Drama: Pahkitew Island. The latest installment premiered on July 7, , in the United States  and September 4, , in Canada. The name of each season consists of the title Total Drama with a different word or phrase later added. That changing word or phrase defines the theme for that season. Like these other series, Total Drama is rated TV-PG because it features mild profanity, censored language, brief censored nudity, and some suggestive dialogue.
Gwen is a goth girl whose interests lie in art and astronomy. She is smart, independent, kind and level-headed, stating her best quality is her inability to get excited over minuscule things. Her attitude at first seems very harsh and sarcastic, but she is not a bitter person. Rather, she is cautious of whom she lets into her life. Beneath her tough exterior, there is a kind heart that learns to trust as the series progresses. Gwen's guard lowers with each season. Despite her distaste for whatever "the sheep" are fond of, she actually does desire to be welcomed by the popular crowd. As revealed in Trial by Tri-Armed Triathlon , she distances herself from it because she believes it is not where she belongs. She isn't afraid to stand her ground should her reputation take a hit.
In this season, fifteen returning contestants and two new contestants are taken on a trip around the world, and compete in cultural themed challenges of countries they visit. An added twist in this season is that they are required to break spontaneously into song, or else be immediately eliminated. The original cast from this and past seasons do not compete in the next season, Total Drama: Revenge of the Island , as there is a new cast. However, nine of these original contestants each have a cameo in the next season, while seven of them return to compete again in the fifth season, Total Drama All-Stars. A spin-off series based on this season, The Ridonculous Race , premiered in September