Dawn is a mysterious nature lover who wants to use the prize money to help Mother Earth. She is able to communicate with all kinds of animals, mutated or not, who take a strong liking to her. She is frequently seen meditating, and reads her tea leaves presumably every morning. Dawn is also well known for having the ability to read people's auras. In fact, her first line in Total Drama: Revenge of the Island is her telling B his is "exceptionally purplish-green, but it suits you." It is likely through this skill that she is one of only two people to figure out Mike's disorder without having to be told. Among this, Dawn also shows signs of having other supernatural powers. In Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!, Chris blows up the boat she and other new contestants are on, forcing them into the water. Not only does she arrive at the beach first, but completely dry, which baffles Jo. Dawn states that she can predict people's futures, later in the season proving correct. She ends up foretelling the unfortunate fate of another player. Beyond her unconventional characteristics, Dawn appears to be kindhearted and very helpful, although she comes across as creepy to the others.
Dawn makes her debut in Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er! and begins her aura searching during her time on the show. She meets the untalkative B and comments his aura is "exceptionally purplish-green," and that it suits him. She does the same for Zoey, telling her that she was an only child at home and that her soul reads like an open book. She is placed on the Toxic Rats, and inadvertently scares a few of her fellow contestants by apparently levitating to her destination. She would also expand on B's aura in the next episode by saying that it is not in his aura to speak, as well as telling Dakota that her desire for fame is a depressed cry for love. She has also shown that she is incredibly close with animals, as she listens to the rat in Truth or Laser Shark and ducks when the rat tells her to. With its help, Dawn performs exceptionally well in her part of the challenge. She also saves a beetle that Lightning accidentally eats, and reunites it with it's mother in Ice Ice Baby. The mother beetle later repays her by not attacking her team when it is about to.
She is able to find the first clue in Finders Creepers while reading it out loud, so that everyone can determine where to go next. She is the first camper captured by the spider, but Sam seems to be the only one to care that she went missing. She is later freed, along with the other contestants by Cameron.
Dawn leaves a bad impression on Scott, when she creeps him out by asking him if he was held enough as a child, as well as being impressed after mistaking him for a beetle whisperer. Her downfall would take place in Backstabbers Ahoy!, where she would collect pieces of nature, putting them into a garbage bag in order to sell them on Crud's List. Doing this around the same time as many of the campers prized possessions go missing. When their team loses again, Scott claims that Sam was shot by Jo, but Dawn secretly knows he is lying, as Jo's gun was jammed. In the confessional, Dawn talks about Scott being a traitor and vows to expose him for the awful things he has done. Unbeknownst to Dawn, Scott overheard her conversation and hid the items he stole inside her garbage bag, framing her for being a thief instead of his plan to convince his team to vote Brick off. This leads her team to vote her off.
Dawn attempts to defend herself by revealing that she had found the McLean-Brand Chris Head, but it turns out to be one of Scott's fake carvings of the head instead. Scott tells her this, causing her to throw it at him, before saying "the universe would not want her to win such a perverse game." Dawn again tries to expose Scott for the "sociopathic scoundrel that he is" and tries to warn her team about his evil ways. However, Chef stops her and puts her into her garbage bag, before sending her flying off the Hurl of Shame.
Dawn is also mentioned by Scott in Runaway Model, when he tells Zoey that his whole team voted Dawn off behind his back, while trying to convince her that she was the only one who could save Lindsay from Sasquatchanakwa.
Dawn reappears in finale, where she supports Cameron to win the season. When the mutant animals begin to attack the cast, Dawn watches in horror as a giant tree squid punches B repeatedly, which leads her to wonder why her tea leaves didn't predict this event. She is seen leaving the island with the other competitors in a speedboat, and joins in laughing at Chris when he gets arrested.
Like B, Dawn was not meant to appear in Total Drama Reloaded and did not have an original design. Instead, a character by the name of Molly took her place.
- View this video for Dawn's audition tape.
Dawn's audition begins with her greeting the "citizens of the universe". She then says her name and is recording this so she can participate in Total Drama: Revenge of the Island. A squirrel jumps on her hand, and she calls it a "blessed little one". Her tone of voice is noticeably softer at this point. She says that she had read her tea leaves that morning, and they said Total Drama "would make her a lot of money". Then she states that money isn't important to her, and that nature and her animal friends are, petting the squirrel. She says she will win Total Drama and donate her money to help Mother Earth. Suddenly, an eagle swoops down on them and grab the squirrel with its talons, ending the audition.
- Dawn shares similarities with Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter, and could be a direct parody; the two bear a striking resemblance to each other, allegedly have supernatural powers, are considered outcasts, and have an affinity with nature.
- Dawn is one of six contestants who is known for their love of animals. The others are Bridgette, DJ, Ella, Laurie, and Miles.
- Dawn is the only contestant in the series who has been implied to have supernatural powers.
- Dawn is one of four characters with the ability to communicate with animals, with the others being Ella, Ennui and Izzy.
- It's revealed she is unable to talk to mollusks.
- Dawn is one of the two second generation characters to not appear in Total Drama Reloaded, with the other being B. Although she had a character in place of her called Molly.
- She is the shortest female in Total Drama: Revenge of the Island.
- Dawn is the first contestant to figure out Mike's condition.
|Eliminated from Total Drama: Revenge of the Island|
|Toxic Rats teammates|
|B | Brick | Dakota | Dawn | Jo | Lightning | Sam | Scott | Staci|