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Duncan and Gwen share their second kiss in The Ex-Files officially becoming a couple.

This article focuses on the interactions between Duncan and Gwen.


Overview

Duncan and Gwen have a lot in common, but had fairly limited interaction in Total Drama Island due to being on opposing teams. However, each time the two did share one-on-one interactions, it was generally playful and/or flirtatious with only a few minor conflicts. They became very close friends in Total Drama Action as they shared many similar hobbies and specific interests. This led to Gwen picking Duncan as her first teammate for the Screaming Gaffers. Although both of them initially denied attraction to each other, Gwen and Duncan were shown to know some personal details about each other, although it is never shown on-screen how they learn more about each other. However, their friendship has caused jealousy to arise in their respective romantic partners, Trent and Courtney, which has led to unpleasant punishments in these relationships.

Around the time Total Drama World Tour started, Gwen (who had broken up with Trent last season) fell in love with Duncan, but felt uneasy about it as Duncan was still dating Courtney. After Duncan quit the competition, Gwen showed signs of missing him and even mistook a rock formation for him in Newf Kids on the Rock. Duncan also shows similar feelings to Gwen and began to lose interest in Courtney (whom Gwen started to be friends with) due to her control over him. In I See London..., the two eventually confess their feelings for each other by sharing their first kiss. Courtney eventually found out of this and broke up with Duncan in The Ex-Files and became obsessed with getting Gwen eliminated from the competition. After breaking up with Courtney, Duncan was able to start a proper relationship with Gwen after sharing their second kiss.

However, their relationship was put on hold as Gwen was eliminated in the next episode and was also strained as Duncan's plan to throw Courtney off her game makes Gwen jealous, which caused her to believe that Duncan still had feelings for Courtney. Duncan was aware that his actions had caused Gwen's elimination and fell into a state of depression after Picnic at Hanging Dork as he carved a picture of her face on the side of one of the first-class seats in Sweden Sour to show that he missed her. Alejandro and Heather eventually use Duncan's guilt to get him off the game and orchestrated his elimination. Once Duncan was eliminated from the competition again, he was reunited with Gwen and the two of them continued their relationship.

In Total Drama All-Stars, the two of them have continued their relationship. However, much of their romantic interaction has been intentionally subdued by Gwen in order to avoid upsetting Courtney, whom she intends to befriend again. This, in addition to Duncan's constant desire to grab Courtney's attention and make her jealous, which leads Gwen to break up with him in Moon Madness. Despite this, Duncan wasn't hurt or heartbroken other than being shocked of their sudden break up. A few episodes later, Gwen is finally able to end her feud with Courtney and the newly forged friends spend most of their time mocking Duncan even when he tries to warn them about a greater evil among the remaining contestants. Duncan apparently left the competition in bad terms with Gwen as she sarcastically mocks him while he is being escorted away by the police.

Total Drama Island

Not So Happy Campers - Part 1

When Tyler said "At least you don't have to sleep next to him," Gwen looks intimidated by Duncan, who is giving a deer a noogie at the moment. Gwen was also impressed when Duncan sliced a cockroach in half using an axe.

The Big Sleep

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Gwen and Duncan's first one-on-one interaction.

Gwen and Duncan are the remaining two campers out of twenty-one who remain awake during the Awake-A-Thon. After Chris offers a bathroom break, Duncan assures Gwen he can hold it all day and calls her "sweetheart" (though this may not mean much, as he uses terms of endearment such as this on most girls). Gwen asks Duncan if he could hold it after another ten chapters of a Canadian history book, and this challenge makes Duncan surrender and use the bathroom, where he later fell asleep.

Who Can You Trust?

During the rock climbing challenge, Heather pulls a prank on Gwen that causes her to lose her skirt while climbing the mountain, leaving Gwen with her panties fully viewable to everyone watching the challenge. Duncan is notably seen commenting on the scene and seems very satisfied with what he sees, with Chris agreeing with him.

Search and Do Not Destroy

Even though he isn't close with her at this point, Duncan is angry at Trent for cheating on Gwen by kissing Heather. Thus, he agrees to help Leshawna to vote off Heather or Trent.

Hide and Be Sneaky

Despite helping her in the previous episode, Gwen decided to help Leshawna and Bridgette to vote Duncan off.

Hook, Line, and Screamer

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Gwen and Duncan both share an interest over a scary movie, by describing its' scariest moments to a terrified DJ.

Both Duncan and Gwen enjoy the gory movie that the other campers seemed horrified to watch, excluding Izzy. They talked with one another about their favorite gore scenes from other slasher flicks. Heather insults both of them, saying they actually have more in common than "bad fashion sense.” Their knowledge in slasher movies allow them to be the final two campers remaining in the contest, although Duncan appears to trick Gwen into leaving the campfire so that he could face the killer and win. Gwen, however, did seem to be interested in why Duncan went to Juvenile Hall.

Duncan is the first one to be terrified when he saw that Gwen was facing the real psycho killer, and like everyone else, rushed to warn her of the danger. He congratulated her with a high five when she successfully fought off the killer.

Camp Castaways

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Gwen and Duncan ditching Heather.

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Gwen and Duncan fight over an egg in Camp Castaways.

When it comes down to the final four, Duncan takes delight in watching Gwen and Heather fight. Duncan said in the confessional that he said it was great to be stuck on an island with two hot girls (Heather and Gwen), but he then backed it up by saying that they were both "completely insane.” They spend most of the episode arguing over what to do when they are suddenly stranded on a deserted island. Eventually, Gwen makes a raft so she can get herself off the island, but has no food. Duncan, meanwhile, had food, but no way off of the island. Duncan traded Gwen his egg to hitch a ride with her, as they both happily left Heather behind. They argue a bit while paddling across the lake, with Duncan insisting that Gwen had no idea where she was going (which was proven to be true when Gwen accidentally paddled back to the same island they just left, only in a different area). Duncan takes his egg back as he runs off from Gwen and the bird, but is soon attacked by the monstrous mother bird (somewhat resembling a Canadian Goose) that wants the egg. After a brief moment where they try to give the egg back to each other, Duncan is captured and carried off by the mother bird. In an attempt to save Duncan, Gwen lassos a nearby rope around the mother bird's ankle to try and anchor it to the ground, but the bird proves to be too strong for her and simply lifts Gwen off the ground instead.

Once they escape and meet up with Heather and Owen, a snake falls out of no where, and as they run up into the treehouse, Duncan is seen with his arm behind Gwen's back. The final four hide inside a tree house. At Owen's suggestion they confess their deepest sins, while the sins are never heard by the audience, Gwen is shown shocked at knowing why he was sent to Juvenile Hall.

Are We There Yeti?

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Gwen and Duncan come to respect each other.

After Duncan is eliminated, Gwen tells him that he played the game well, and that she was sorry he had to lose over something as trivial as sticky buns (which was actually Owen's fault). They bump knuckles as a sign of their friendship. Even though they spent most of this episode playing tricks on each other (due to being on different teams), it appears that it was this episode where Duncan and Gwen officially respected each other as contestants and decent people. Gwen was the only one of the three remaining contestants who parted with Duncan on a good note.

The Very Last Episode, Really!

Gwen did not consider Duncan as one of the sane people, calling Duncan psychotic, though not to his face. Duncan was on Owen's side from the beginning rather than Gwen's, even before Owen announced his plans for the party. Also, when Gwen was crossing the beam and the eagle attacked her, Duncan laughed and said that Gwen's near death was awesome TV action. However, Duncan still cheers for her when she announced that she will be throwing a party in Gwen's ending.

Total Drama Action

Alien Resurr-eggtion

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Gwen and Duncan joking around in Alien Resurr-eggtion.

Trent starts to grow jealous of Duncan due to Duncan and Gwen's budding friendship. Gwen tells Duncan he is skinny in his own way at breakfast by saying that he could use the extra carbs when Duncan tries to offer Gwen his toast. Though having almost no history of conflict with him before, Trent is quick to say nasty things behind Duncan's back in the confessional when he becomes wary of Duncan and Gwen getting along too well for his liking. Trent attempts to fit in with Duncan and Gwen's conversations about obscure alien movies, but both of them see right through him. They also seem eager to take the alien down together, with Trent trailing behind. However, near the end of the episode, Duncan is eliminated in the challenge. Gwen pokes fun at him for losing, which Duncan laughs off.

Riot On Set

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Duncan helps Gwen up, much to Trent's annoyance.

When choosing teams, Gwen chose Duncan first, which upsets Trent and pleases Duncan. After Gwen picks Leshawna and Trent picks Lindsay and Justin, Gwen says, "Oh, pick all the good-looking contestants!" to which Duncan and Leshawna glare at her for implying that they weren't good-looking. Throughout the episode Gwen and Duncan have positive interactions that border on flirtatious, such as when Duncan catches Gwen when she falls. On the set of the challenge, Gwen motivates Duncan to do the challenge by telling him that he is 'hot, sexy, and stud-like'. At the end of the episode, Gwen tells Trent not to worry about Duncan, assuring him that Duncan is "no Trent." She also mentions that Duncan still has a picture of Courtney under his pillow, though it is unknown how she would know something so personal, as Duncan is known for being reserved and going out of his way to hide anything that contradicts his rough and tough exterior.

Beach Blanket Bogus

At the beginning of the episode, Duncan laughs after his successful prank, in which Trent's saltshaker spills onto his eggs, resulting in an angry slap from Gwen calling Duncan a third-grader. Later, at the surf board balance challenge, the two share a laugh over Harold's rant about his butt. When Duncan wins the challenge for the Screaming Gaffers, they slap fists, then share a brief friendly hug, which makes Trent call the team a "ticking time bomb of betrayal.” After they return to Camp Wawanakwa, Gwen and Duncan sneak off together during the sand castle challenge in order to take apart the bus they used to get there so they could sleep in the cabins.

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Gwen and Duncan hug each other.

Later, while Gwen is stressing over Trent's sudden strange actions and believing she's to blame for them, Duncan tells her that she is giving herself too much credit, though he earlier pointed out that Trent's mild insanity over his obsession with the number nine could very well be the fact that the four letters in Gwen's name plus five in Trent's equal nine overall. While this later turns out not to be the case, it makes enough sense for Gwen to take to heart, especially when the theory is backed up by Harold who testifies that the obsession was apparent right around the time Trent first started to like her. However, Harold was also poorly informed, and only added fuel to the fire.

3:10 to Crazytown

Right after everyone (including Duncan) encouraged Gwen when she goes to jump onto the horse for the challenge, he said that they'll need a new captain after she jumps. Gwen angrily said that she heard that while getting ready to jump.

The Aftermath: I

Trent explains to his audience during Total Drama Action Aftermath that one of the reasons his relationship with Gwen failed was because of Duncan and Gwen's budding friendship. Courtney, who was present on the set, shows vehement disapproval of this friendship. Although, unlike Trent, she seems angry with Duncan himself rather than Gwen. Trent also places full blame on Duncan for ruining his and Gwen's relationship, even if that was not Duncan's intention, as Trent explains that Duncan's reasoning for the number nine obsession was completely inaccurate and actually never had anything to do with Gwen, and therefore Duncan made Gwen panic over a nonexistent issue.

The Chefshank Redemption

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Duncan tried to "interfere" after Gwen was eliminated, but it almost backfired on him.

While most of the Screaming Gaffers are suspicious of Gwen's behavior (due to her guilt over the nature of Trent's elimination and subtly trying to throw the challenge for her team in this episode), Duncan is surprisingly one of the few who is not suspicious of her at all and stands up for her. At the end of the episode, Gwen is eliminated, but Duncan is one of the two, along with DJ, who did not vote her off. As she is handcuffed by Chef Hatchet and taken to the Lame-o-sine, Duncan stops them to offer himself in her place, as a way of saying that he really wants to be out of the competition (this may also be interpreted as his standing up for her and sacrificing himself for her), but quickly assures them that he was kidding as soon as Chef attempts to actually take Duncan instead. Gwen tells him that he won't get out of the competition that easily and wishes him good luck. Duncan smiles while he watches her leave.

One Flu Over the Cuckoos

When the team is talking about the side-deal Gwen had with the Killer Grips, Duncan said he still couldn't believe it and he "didn't know she had it in her," appearing to be more amused and/or impressed by her actions rather than embittered and/or betrayed.

The Aftermath: II

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Gwen making fun of Duncan for gushing over Courtney.

Gwen and Duncan's relationship was one of the major topics in this episode when Gwen appeared as a guest speaker. When Geoff told Gwen that her former teammates may not like her anymore, Gwen points out that Duncan didn't vote her off, after which Courtney exclaims that it was only because "she had her goth girl hooks into him." Geoff and Bridgette showed a never-before-seen clip of Gwen and Duncan stargazing. After Gwen made fun of Duncan for openly gushing over Courtney, Duncan compensated with friendly roughhousing, which resulted in Duncan accidentally knocking Gwen to the ground, with Duncan soon landing on top of her and he said 'ooh' in a way that may have meant he liked it or that he had won. The two laugh, but then awkwardly pause and stare at each other as the video is paused and no further footage is shown.
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Duncan and Gwen after the two wrestled to the ground in a hidden scene from The Aftermath: II.

It is noted by Geoff that their lips were in very close proximity at the time, as if they were about to kiss at any moment. She then says that nothing happened afterward, and that they picked themselves up, stole everyone's underwear and strung it up the flagpole together. This infuriated Courtney, but Gwen insisted that nothing happened and that she and Duncan are still just friends. It is worth something that the anvil did not fall on Gwen after saying this, and it wasn't simply forgotten as Geoff brought the anvil to the audience's attention.

One Million Bucks, B.C.

Duncan and Gwen's friendship has been brought up again when the recently returned Courtney, during the prehistoric challenge, accused Duncan twice of cheating on her with Gwen. Duncan said his relationships are none of her business. Later in a confessional, Duncan truthfully says that he and Gwen are just friends.

Million Dollar Babies

Right before battling Courtney in the ball pit, Duncan said in the confessional that he knows or feels sorry about what happened to Trent and Gwen, calling it ugly. While in the ball pit, Courtney pins Duncan down. Duncan needs to make himself not throw any challenges for Courtney so he repeats "Trent and Gwen...Trent and Gwen...,” not wanting his relationship with Courtney to end, like what happened to Trent and Gwen.

Mutiny on the Soundstage

Duncan reveals that he knows many things about Gwen, including her favorite band, what kind of car she wants, and what kind of guitar her brother has, knowing some details about her except what was required. Gwen's pet lizards' name (Angus and Vampyra) is the question Duncan didn't know.

The Aftermath: IV

Gwen asks both Duncan and Beth a question on what they would do with the money to help the environment. Duncan says he'd give it to Green Peace. Gwen is impressed with his answer. She also most likely voted for him to win.

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Gwen accidentally calls Duncan "hot" during her blog show.

Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Action Reunion Special

At the beginning of this special it showed that Duncan and Courtney broke up at the beginning of the episode and they didn't want to even look at each other on the red carpet. During the blogging between Heather and Gwen, Heather made a comment dressed in a Gwen wig saying "I wish Duncan was here so I could kiss him, even though I'm too scared to tell him I love him because I'm too cool," showing that Heather is one of the many people who think Duncan and Gwen are together. Meanwhile Gwen reveals during one of her blogs that she is getting tons of letters and emails that are asking Gwen if she liked Duncan, that they would make a great couple, and also that she deserved Duncan more than Courtney. Gwen denies it and says that he has a girlfriend not knowing that Duncan and Courtney already broke up. Then the two hosts of Celebrity Manhunt show her blog after she found out about the break-up. Gwen commented that she couldn't believe that Courtney let a guy like Duncan go as he was the greatest thing that ever happened to Courtney, but when Gwen tries to explain why, she accidentally reveals that she thought Duncan was hot. Gwen then nervously retracts this comment and states that Duncan was okay for Courtney. This may prove that Gwen is a little attracted to Duncan. While the contestants are driving to New York, Gwen suggests to Courtney that Duncan should drive the bus. Courtney replies that she is not helping. Heather then says that Gwen was sticking up for her boyfriend, putting the conversation into an awkward situation. Later in the confessional Courtney says that she'll have to keep a close eye on Gwen in season three, and called her a "boyfriend stealer."

Total Drama World Tour

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Gwen and Duncan, along with Courtney in the opening sequence.

Opening sequence

In the opening sequence, Duncan and Courtney are seen together on a boat, and they crash into something off-screen. When the screen goes back to them, Duncan finds out that he had crashed into Gwen standing in an inflatable raft. Duncan is smiling at Gwen before he realizes she is sinking. While she starts to sink into the water, she looks up at Duncan sadly. Duncan, with a concerned look on his face, immediately leans over to help pull her out of the water, only to stop when he realizes that Courtney is glaring at him from behind. In the section where everyone makes a pyramid, they are seen next to each other.

Walk Like An Egyptian - Part 1

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Gwen and Duncan both refuse to sing.

When they walk off the bus, Gwen makes a snide remark about Heather's "pony hair" hair extensions, which causes Heather to snap back at Gwen that her extensions are made from human hair. Duncan then retaliates that "you learn something new every day,” and Gwen laughs. Gwen looks at him with a friendly smile, and he smirks back flirtatiously (which Courtney does not approve of). Gwen and Duncan were the only contestants that didn't want to sing during Come Fly With Us, until they were convinced by Chris' rules that unless they wanted to be instantly disqualified, all contestants MUST sing in each show. During the pyramid climbing challenge, Duncan suggested that Gwen could use a hand on climbing over the pyramid, something that Courtney wasn't very happy about, but conceded to because, as she put it, "a three-person belay is stronger." While climbing the pyramid, Duncan is annoyed by both Courtney and Gwen, mainly because of their constant bickering. Later, when Chris rings the bell, Duncan is angry, saying that he was tired of listening to Gwen and Courtney's fighting and, after refusing to sing, quits the season, much to Courtney and Gwen's discontent. In a close up, Gwen looked shocked and sad about Duncan's decision.

Walk Like An Egyptian - Part 2

At the beginning of the episode, Gwen says that she still couldn't believe that Duncan quit the competition and showed some sorrow for his elimination.

Newf Kids on the Rock

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Gwen and Courtney mistake a rock formation for Duncan.

In the confessional, Gwen states that being in a relationship with Duncan last season caused her to lose focus in the game. She realizes her slip-up, corrects herself as meaning Trent, but then demands for the confessional tape. Later during the episode she, along with Courtney , mistake a formation of rocks for Duncan , which Sierra claims only happens if you really really like someone. Courtney says she does, but Gwen denies this in a very nervous way, as if she was lying. This causes her team to lose the boat race.

I See London...

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Gwen and Duncan's first kiss, with Tyler as the sole witness.

During their search for "Jack the Ripper" in London, Gwen and Courtney decide to check Whitechapel thinking the final clue leads there due to where The Ripper attacked during his reign of terror. But while The Ripper wasn't found, the duo both found Duncan with his punk band, Der Schnitzel Kickers, performing at a club in the neighborhood, whom they capture and bring back to the show. Back on the plane, when he is first let out of the bag, he doesn't even acknowledge Gwen or Courtney and is angry that they brought him back onto the plane. When they bring him to Chris, Gwen apologizes to him for bringing him back on the plane. After Duncan returns to the competition, he begins hugging Courtney, but smiles romantically at Gwen, who is behind them, as he says "Every time I ran from the cops, I thought of you." Gwen knew that the comment was directed at her and walks away uncomfortably. Later, in the confessional, Gwen tells the audience that she is still confused and "fuzzy" about her feelings towards Duncan and his return. Suddenly, Duncan walks in on Gwen's confessional. Gwen is shocked that she didn't lock the door, but Duncan states that the lock was busted anyway. They then talk a little bit about Gwen's burn on her hand, and how Gwen is "so glad" that Duncan was there to mock her about it. Duncan comes closer, grabbing her hand, and responds that he is too. She then smiles a bit and says "Hey." After a moment of silence, Duncan pulls Gwen in and they end up kissing. Tyler randomly comes in with an astonished look on his face and quickly leaves, shocked at the moment. Afterward, Chris mentions the kiss "as a great way to start a drama" and implies that he was the one who busted the lock on the confessional while a freeze frame of them kissing is still displayed on a small TV in the cockpit.

Greece's Pieces

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Gwen and Duncan duet together about their relationship.

In the confessional, Gwen notes that she is a horrible person for kissing Duncan right when she has become "friendish" with Courtney and that she should tell her if this happens again. Gwen then happily wonders if it's wrong for her to kiss Duncan again, but she reminds herself that she is a horrible person. In the cafeteria, Duncan and Gwen stare flirtatiously at each other, which Courtney notices. Courtney then pulls Gwen aside  and asks why she was staring at Duncan. Gwen, at first stutters, but then responds by saying: "You've really got to do something about that mohawk" which she really did not mean. Courtney believes this and talks to Gwen about what love does to you. While Courtney remains oblivious, Sierra states in the confessional that "Gwen has had a crush on Duncan since season one, and that Duncan has always had some feelings for her too.” She also mentioned that there is a whole fanbase dedicated to "Gwuncan.” They both volunteer for the first part of the challenge, but then tries to pull themselves out when they realize who they are competing against. Later when they both bump into each other, they try to talk about their relationship before Chris forces them to sing a song. Even though Gwen is not required to sing, she did it anyway. During the song, Duncan mentioned that he doesn't regret kissing Gwen. Before the tie breaker challenge begins, Gwen started to worry about Duncan when Chris implies he may not be alive, which makes Courtney feeling suspicious. Alejandro, who just discovered her secret, forces Tyler to tell everyone that Gwen and Duncan kiss. Angered, Courtney orders Cody to stop flying in order for the team to lose so they can vote Gwen off. Cody however, ignores this and wins the challenge. In the confessional, Gwen admits that the kiss was great, but now she and Duncan are at the risk of being eliminated. Fearing Duncan's fate, Gwen sneaks into the elimination ceremony to see who is getting voted off. Although Duncan is supposed to be eliminated, Chris pushes one of the interns out of the plane as he wanted to prolong the current drama. Upon hearing this, Gwen silently cheers for Duncan's safety.

The EX-Files

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Duncan and Gwen bump into each other.

Courtney is still mad at Gwen for kissing Duncan, and she attempts to lose to vote off Gwen and make Duncan jealous by flirting with Tyler. She also kicks Duncan, dumps spaghetti and meatballs on his head and cries hysterically to solidify their break up. While being stuck on the plane, Duncan openly flirts with Gwen by saying she looks really pasty and Gwen states that means a lot coming from a cyclops. At the beginning of Boyfriend Kisser, Courtney is shown erasing a drawing of Gwen and her soon-to-be boyfriend, Duncan kissing. Later on in the warehouse when they run into each other, Gwen and Duncan talk about the kiss they shared. She begins to talk about how their kiss was awesome, and then adding that she knows about Courtney's flirting with Tyler getting to him and Gwen asks if he's changing his mind. Then, Duncan cuts her off by kissing her with his lips overlapping her's and popping his leg up romantically. Gwen was initially suprised, but she started to enjoy it and kisses him back.
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Duncan's leg popping up as he and Gwen kiss.

Gwen tries to remain on her train of thought and tells him, "Why don't we just let things happen?". They both decide to have a normal boyfriend-girlfriend relationship with no plans, pressure or mushy nicknames such as "pookums." Duncan agrees, saying that's the reason why he likes her. When Duncan tries to run back to the challenge, Gwen trips him (in a playful way) and says "try not to get eliminated" and Duncan answers back "same to you" and stares at Gwen in a dreamy, romantic way as she runs off. Gwen yet again sneaks in to the elimination ceremony when Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot loses yet again, to see who goes home. When Chris announces Tyler is going home instead of Duncan, Courtney storms in angrily and kicks Tyler out of the plane while telling everyone that she will have her revenge on Gwen and Duncan.

Picnic at Hanging Dork

Duncan pretends to be hurt by Courtney flirting with Alejandro (Duncan and Alejandro originally planned to trick Courtney to mess with her). Heather, suspecting the guys' plans, starts being nice to Duncan, making Gwen jealous and begin to lose trust in him, believing that he was playing her too. Later, Gwen is relieved after Heather assures her that she's not trying anything with Duncan as she asks her for an alliance against Courtney. After seeing Duncan crying over Courtney (in reality, Duncan was, once again, pretending), Gwen fell for it a second time and tried to calm her insecurities with Cody, only to have his help during the elimination (but with no success). Duncan, in total contrast of Gwen, was not seen anywhere near Team Amazon's elimination ceremony in concern for Gwen. Because of Duncan's fake crying, Gwen left the competition partially on bad terms with Duncan, meaning Duncan would have to continue on without her. Ironically, it was Duncan who lead to Gwen's elimination by throwing the dingo onto Cody, thus both making Team Amazon lose and making Cody too confused to vote against Courtney and leading to the tie-breaker in which Gwen was eliminated. Duncan was aware of his actions as he murmured "crap" when he saw Courtney signalling him with a throat cutting gesture to tell him that Gwen is going home.

Sweden Sour

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Duncan's carving of Gwen.

Despite Gwen's elimination in the previous episode, Duncan seemed to show very little signs of remorse over her elimination. Upon landing in Sweden, Courtney angrily asks Duncan to apologize for cheating on her with Gwen, to which Duncan calmly replies back "Who?" to further irritate Courtney. At the end of the episode, however, Duncan is seen carving Gwen's face into a chair with his pocket knife, showing that he misses her.

Niagara Brawls

When Cody raises the possibility of Gwen re-entering the competition, Duncan approves the idea by smiling widely and saying "That wouldn't suck." It turns out that Blaineley was the one who was joining the show, much to Duncan's disappointment.

African Lying Safari

In this episode, Heather mentioned to Duncan that he caused Gwen's elimination in an attempt to get him off his game, which worked. Duncan glared at Heather and then got tripped by Alejandro. In an exclusive clip, Duncan is excited about his elimination and tells Gwen he'll be seeing her soon though he change it to "later than soon" when he realizes the trouble he is in.

Hawaiian Style

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Duncan and Gwen's third kiss.

The two of them are seen sitting with each other in the beginning of the episode. When Bruno scared the contestants away from their seats, Duncan appears to be holding Gwen. Other than that, there was hardly any interaction between the two. In the Polish version of this episode, there is an extra scene showing Duncan and Gwen (along with Lindsay and Tyler and Harold and Leshawna) relaxing on the beach together. Courtney is beside them, still rambling on about her hatred towards them. When she starts singing her hate-song to them, Duncan becomes annoyed and throws a sandal at her face. Duncan and Gwen smile at Courtney's plight and smile at each other before sharing a kiss. This indicated that Gwen has forgiven him about the incident several episodes ago.

Hawaiian Punch

The two are seen sitting together again at the beginning of the episode. When Duncan makes a comment, Gwen is seen smiling at him.

Total Drama: Revenge of the Island

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When the old cast appears on a yacht, Duncan and Gwen are making out passionately while they hold each other.

Total Drama All-Stars

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The two of them are seen together, while smiling at each other.

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Gwen, Duncan, and Courtney in the intro.

Opening Sequence

Duncan and Gwen are seen fighting Courtney towards the end of the intro.

Heroes vs. Villains

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Gwen refuses to kiss Duncan and pushes him.

When Gwen is introduced, she is noted for being a "boyfriend stealer", referencing Gwen and Duncan's controversial relationship in Total Drama World Tour. As Gwen flies to the ground, she yells that Duncan and Courtney were not dating at the time. When Chris reveals the teams will be split by Heroes and Villains, Gwen sighs in her confessional, thinking she and Duncan won't be on the same team unless Duncan is also a hero. However, they do end up on the same team, the Villains. When Gwen complains about being placed on the Villain team, Duncan tries to calm her down by telling her that being bad is cool. He also reminds her they are both on the same team now. Gwen sighs, still visibly upset about the team selection. Duncan, in a confessional, reveals he only returned for Gwen and hopes she does not sulk all the time, stating that he may as well be dating Courtney.

While walking to the first challenge, Gwen tries to remind her team to work together. However, Duncan does not agree with this notion. Later, Gwen tells Duncan that Courtney keeps glaring at her. Duncan tries to help Gwen's mood by giving Courtney a glare back.

When Jo mocks Gwen by telling her to not even think of trying to kiss her, Gwen, in the confessional, is annoyed that despite every nice thing she has done for three seasons, her kiss with Duncan has reduced her to "evil kisser" status. Gwen then states that she is still adamant that Duncan and Courtney were over before they started dating, claiming Duncan was single at the time. During the challenge, Sierra comes over and tells them many blog readers were upset about Duncan and Gwen's relationship. Despite these readers, Sierra claims that she gets their relationship, saying "love is love", comparing them to her and Cody. Gwen sarcastically agrees. Before Duncan jumps off the cliff, he asks for a kiss for luck. However, Gwen feels uncomfortable about Sierra staring at them and quickly pushes Duncan off the cliff so he can do his part of the challenge.

Gwen is later is pushed by Mike and falls into the water with the sharks. Duncan is visibly concerned for Gwen. Gwen and Duncan's team eventually win the challenge, resulting in them being safe from elimination.

Evil Dread

At the beginning of the episode, both Gwen and Duncan are seen having breakfast with Scott, and later Jo. Gwen sits at the farthest end of the table alone, and is visibly upset when Duncan and Scott toast their villain status. Duncan asks if she is all right, calling her "dollface" in the process. She responds by saying she is simply concerned about Lightning, who is at Boney Island searching for the McLean-Brand Chris Head.

When the challenge is about to begin, Gwen is still depressed over being on a villain team and doesn't notice Duncan flirting with her, which visibly annoys him.

Later, Gwen finds one of the 3D puzzle pieces to their team's landmark. Duncan goes over to congratulate her, only to set off one of Chris's hidden traps, covering himself in sand. Gwen finds this amusing. At the elimination ceremony, both survive another week, being the first male and female given a marshmallow.

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Duncan uses himself as a human shield to protect Gwen.

Saving Private Leechball

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Duncan kisses Gwen on the cheek.

Early in the episode, Gwen noticed Courtney is glaring at her while the contestants are walking towards the challenge. Gwen asks Duncan to do something about it but he refuses. During the challenge, Duncan tells Gwen that he believes Gwen is intentionally hurting Courtney, just like what Heather stated earlier. Gwen responds by saying that he doesn't know her at all. When Duncan spotted Cameron trying to fire at Gwen, Duncan used himself as a shield to protect Gwen. Gwen is concerned for him and shoots Cameron with several leeches then goes to help her shot boyfriend. Gwen is astonished that he took a leech for her. He responds by saying that she doesn't know him very well either. Duncan's heroic actions allows Chris to switch Duncan to the other team. Before moving to the Heroic Hamsters, Duncan tells Gwen goodbye by giving her a kiss on the cheek.

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Duncan blows a kiss to Gwen.

Food Fright

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Duncan is worried about how green Gwen looks, before she hurls on him.

In the confessional, Duncan wonders how Gwen is doing. Gwen's confessional is then shown where she is crying for not being able to apologize to Courtney. Before the challenge, Duncan blows a kiss to Gwen, something that he quickly realizes he has never done before. She also notices this and brushes it off. Duncan encourages Gwen to keep moving forward during the obstacle course, despite now being on different teams. He voices his concern when her face turns green, before she pukes on him and knocks them both off the logs.


Moon Madness

Halfway through the episode's challenge, Duncan and Gwen come across each other as they're both running away from the crazed forest critters. Duncan saves Gwen by tossing his sausage tail to distract the animals away. As they're catching their breath, Duncan suddenly asks Gwen about what Courtney has said about him now that Gwen is on the same team as her. Gwen, visibly annoyed by the question, asks him as she pokes his head how "such a big ego can fit inside a teeny tiny brain" before telling him that Courtney hasn't said anything about him. Gwen then walks away in indignation. In a subsequent confessional scene, Gwen angrily states that Duncan's obvious obsession about Courtney is very uncool. In a subsequent confessional of his own, Duncan wonders what Gwen's problem is and expresses disbelief over Gwen's statement that Courtney isn't talking about him.

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Gwen gets fed-up with Duncan and dumps him.

At the elimination ceremony, Duncan comes over to Gwen and kisses her cheek, telling her to cheer up. However, he suddenly asks if Courtney was watching, making it clear that he was simply trying to get her jealous. Gwen, finally fed up with his behavior, tells him that their relationship is over before pushing him away. Gwen then states in a confessional scene that she couldn't believe that their relationship would end like this, and that even though she felt "fireworks" after their kiss in I See London, his kisses now felt like she was being "kissed by a shoe", and that the thrill in their romance is "so gone".

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Duncan wonders why Gwen dumped him, thinking it could be because of his new heroic acts. Later, Gwen tells Courtney that she dumped Duncan, valuing friendships over relationships.

Suckers Punched

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In Suckers Punched, Duncan encourages Sierra to add more "Gwuncan" videos to her website, earning an annoyed glare from Gwen.

Gwen and Courtney have to fight each other in the challenge but refuse to do so due to their reigniting friendship. Chris then uses various clips of Duncan and Gwen kissing to anger Courtney enough so that she attacks Gwen. Gwen fights back and the two girls end up battered and bruised. Duncan is initially pleased that his two former love interests appear to be fighting over him but is disappointed when they reveal that they only came back to the show to restart their friendship. When Sierra is eliminated, Duncan tells her to add more "Gwuncan" videos to her website, causing Gwen to cast him an annoyed look.

You Regatta Be Kidding Me

Duncan, feeling that Mal is a threat, attempts to form an alliance with Gwen and Courtney. Neither girl takes his warning about Mike seriously and laugh it off, as Gwen calls Duncan's warning "a million on the lame scale." Later on, Duncan destroys Chris's private mansion (which the host refers to as a "cottage") with a stick of dynamite in an attempt to restore his lost "bad boy" confidence. Duncan succeeds in getting his confidence back but also ends up getting arrested and automatically eliminated from the show. Gwen sarcastically congratulates him and tells him she hopes it was worth it, to which he enthusiastically replies that it was, although he becomes much less excited when he learns he'll be going to prison instead of juvenile hall. Gwen showed no remorse for Duncan's imprisonment.

The Bold and the Booty-ful

When Gwen finds out how much Chris' old mansion was wrecked, she, in the confessional, sarcastically thanks Duncan for destroying it.

Trivia

  • Both are in friendships that involve three people, and the friendships can be considered gender equivalents of each other (Gwen is close to Leshawna and Bridgette while Duncan is close with DJ and Geoff). In spite of this, both have said numerous times that they either have no friends or prefer to be alone.
  • This is the second couple to sing a duet, the first being Bridgette and Geoff (Save This Show) and the third being Alejandro and Heather (This Is How We Will End It).
  • Both hold interests in the subliminal and supernatural, as they love horror and alien movies. Specifically, they both consider Blood Bath II: Summer Camp Reign of Terror and Alien Chunks their all-time favorites out of those genres.
  • Both considered tough by the other contestants, and both have proven this on several occasions. Incidentally, both have also proven to have softer sides that they prefer to keep well-hidden.
  • Both were suspected of cheating on their former significant others by several characters well before their relationship was made official.
  • This is the first couple in which both members are in the final two at one point in the series. The second being Alejandro and Heather and the third being Mike and Zoey.
    • Interestingly, in their respective endings, neither were seen receiving their money, while the other finalist did.
    • They are also the only couple who did not reach the final two together.
    • In their respective finale, they are the tough contestant, competing against a goofy contestant.
  • This is the only couple in which both members made it to the final four more than once.
    • In the season where they reach the final four but did not reach the finals, they were ranked fourth.
  • This is the first couple to be formed in a later season despite both members make their debut on an earlier one and already having several major interactions.
  • This is the third couple to consist of a female member of the Screaming Gopher and a male member of the Killer Bass. The others being Lindsay and Tyler and Harold and Leshawna.
  • This couple, along Duncan and Courtney, is one of the only couples on the show in which both members compete in four seasons.
  • Despite their relationship, both indirectly caused each other's eliminations in Total Drama World Tour.
    • Duncan is technically responsible for Gwen's elimination in Picnic at Hanging Dork. If Duncan had never thrown the dingo at Cody, then Cody would have been able to vote for Courtney like originally planned and there would have been no tie-breaker challenge leading to Gwen's elimination.
    • Gwen and Courtney's fights were one of the reasons why Duncan had quit the game.
      • Also, in African Lying Safari, Heather telling Duncan that he caused Gwen's elimination caused Duncan to get distracted, which led to him being voted out.
  • In an interview, it was confirmed that Duncan's voice actor, Drew Nelson, actually prefers this relationship over Duncan's relationship with Courtney.
    • Christian Potenza, Chris' voice actor, also seems to prefer this relationship, as stated in an interview.
  • Unlike Trent and Cody, Duncan's feelings for Gwen are not to the point of obsession.
  • Duncan appears to be more loyal in this relationship than his previous as he did not flirt with Heather or any other girls like he did back when he was dating Courtney.
  • Each time Gwen and Duncan fought each other in a one-on-one challenge, Gwen always came out victorious.
  • Both wears a choker and dye their hair partially (and both use green dye).
  • In Total Drama Online interactive feature Get the Look, it is revealed that Gwen and Duncan went to the same salon, unknown to the both of them.
  • This relationship was in a love triangle with Courtney and Duncan.
    • This couple along with Courtney and Duncan forms the first love triangle of the series. The second is Mike with Zoey and Anne Maria.
      • Both of these love triangles feature one male and two females.
      • This can be consider the Mike and Zoey counterpart of the love triangle as the female is attracted to the male's sweet side.
      • Coincidentally, both females are being called "pasty" by the male.
      • Gwen and Zoey had their love rival kiss their lover before they did.
      • In the end, Duncan and Mike chose them over their love rival.
  • This is the second couple from the original cast to have both members make an additional cameo in Total Drama: Revenge of the Island. The first being Izzy and Owen.
    • However, Izzy and Owen had broken up, making this the only couple at the time to have both members make an additional cameo appearance.
    • They appear in back-to-back episode as:
  • Interestingly, Duncan is involved with the elimination of the two masterminds who are behind both of Gwen's eliminations in Total Drama Action and Total Drama World Tour.
  • Gwen is the only girl Duncan is attracted to who isn't an antagonist.
  • Ironically, their elimination in Total Drama All-Stars are related to their conflict with Chris as well as his cottage:
    • In You Regatta Be Kidding Me, Duncan destroys Chris' cottage, which lead to his arrest after Chris reports his act of vandalism to the police.
    • In The Bold and the Booty-ful, Gwen had no choice but to fixed a smudged painting of Chris using bear feces. Chris was angry and disgusted for what she had done to his painting and eliminates her on the spot despite that Scott and Mal failed to even come back with anything.
  • Both, along with Heather and Zoey, are the only contestants to appear in every episode of two seasons:
  • This is the third relationship to be formed between contestants who were not on the same team in the season they became a couple. The others include:

See also

Duncan
Interactions with Everyone | Alejandro | Beth | Bridgette | Chef Hatchet | Chris | Cody | Courtney | DJ | Geoff | Gwen | Harold | Heather | Leshawna | Mike | Owen | Trent | Zoey
Other content Guys' alliances | Petey | Scruffy
Gwen
Interactions with Everyone | Bridgette | Cameron | Chris | Cody | Courtney | DJ | Duncan | Geoff | Heather | Leshawna | Lindsay | Owen | Sierra | Trent | Zoey

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