Updated to reflect my opinions after Season 5 (All-Stars/Pahkitew Island).
My rankings of the first generation cast of Total Drama from worst to best. You don't necessarily have to agree with my opinions; however, I do ask that you respect them, and I will give you the same courtesy in return. For each character, I will attempt to find one thing I liked about them and one thing I didn't like.Note: I do not rank Blaineley here because I consider her time as a contestant on World Tour as a fluke.24. Ezekiel
(+): His "never give up" attitude in World Tour
could have been an endearing quality...
(-): ...If he hadn't turned into a feral freak and basically reduced to a joke which is not funny.23. Justin
(+): He did not deserve to be voted out by Heather's manipulation in Island.
(-): His status as an antagonist seemed to be forcibly shoehorned in. Besides being eye-candy, Justin otherwise lacks a definitive personality.
(+): She had her funny moments.
(-): Her character was completely redundant; Katie is basically a dark-skinned Lindsay clone without the charm.
(+): She had more opportunity for development than Katie.
(-): Unfortunately, her character was hard to separate from Katie.
(+): Her angry outbursts were funny at times.
(-): Unfortunately, said outbursts came at the cost of her character development.
(+): He did not deserved to get dumped.
(-): The No. 9 obsession came from completely nowhere.
(+): He never cheated on Lindsay.
(-): Besides his relationship with Lindsay and getting hurt constantly, he was otherwise easily forgettable.
(+): I did feel sorry for her after Duncan cheated on her.
(-): She was a big time drama queen, and not in a good way, since her return in Action.
(+): He knows how to have a good time.
(-): Him turning into Chris 2.0 in Action was completely out of character.
(+): For the most part, she was friends with most everyone.
(-): In her relationship with Geoff, she was hypocritical. She berates Geoff for even alluding to cheating on her, yet she flirted with Alejandro.
(+): I liked it whenever she made Chris uncomfortable.
(-): Her obsession with Cody, and later Cameron, was beyond creepy.
(+): In her own way, she was adorable.
(-): She is too easily manipulated.
(+): I like it when a nerd can stand up to a bully.
(-): Him rattling off about his supposed skills was annoying.
(+): Like Bridgette, he was friends with most everyone.
(-): The "animal curse" gag in World Tour dragged on too long.
(+): I liked how she gave Heather crap.
(-): She was a little too hot headed.
(+): It's hard to hate on a fun loving guy who wants to be everyone's best friend.
(-): His return in Action was not necessary.
(+): I like his "middle finger to society" attitude.
(-): He shouldn't have cheated on Courtney,
and he shouldn't have pined for Courtney while he was with Gwen.
(+): In a show full of exaggerated stereotypes, her personality was probably the most realistic.
(-): Her love life was focused on too heavily, which significantly hurt her (and others') character development.
(+): In some ways, I can relate to him.
(-): He could have treated Sierra better in World Tour.
(+): He had a sharp tongue, and he was a good foil to Izzy's craziness.
(-): He was a bit too smug in Island
(+): He played the game better than Heather in some cases.
(-): The "Darth Alejandro" scene at the end of World Tour was a fairly cheap gag.
(+): Who doesn't
like a cute, but dumb blonde girl?
(-): She wasn't exactly faithful to Tyler.
(+): She puts the "drama" in Total Drama.
(-): She went too far when she betrayed Lindsay in "That's Off the Chain!".
(+): Cute and completely crazy, she was fun to watch.
(-): Her name gag was a bit annoying. Template was custom-made by me
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