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Screaming Gophers
ScreamingGophers
Number of members 12
Highest ranking member Gwen, 1st/2nd place

Owen, 1st/2nd place

Lowest ranking member Noah, 21st place
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Team selected by Chris
Action counterpart Screaming Gaffers

The Screaming Gophers is one of the two opposing teams on Total Drama Island, the other being the Killer Bass. The Screaming Gophers originally consisted of Owen, Gwen, Beth, Trent, Justin, Leshawna, Heather, Cody, Noah, Lindsay, and Katie. In the episode Not So Happy Campers - Part 2, Katie and Sadie, being inseparable, begged Chris to let them be on the same team, and after a while, Chris lets Katie switch to the Killer Bass and as a result, Izzy becomes a Screaming Gopher. The Screaming Gophers' logo is a green gopher standing upright with its fists drawn out. It is mounted on a pale yellow circle with a green ring around it. The Screaming Gophers were seen as the superior team to the Killer Bass in challenges, losing only five challenges compared to the Killer Bass' seven.

Total Drama Island

In Not So Happy Campers - Part 1, the team members were chosen by Chris. The Screaming Gophers went undefeated for the first two episodes. They seem to got along pretty well in the first challenge and their teamwork was better then their rival team. Their losing strict ended in Dodgebrawl, when the Killer Bass managed to defeat them in three out of five dodgeball matches only after the Gophers had already taken the lead with two wins, winning the third and fourth thanks to Duncan's prison tactics and the last match due to Harold's figure skating skills, which gave them their first win. Noah becomes the first Screaming Gopher voted off the island because of his refusal to help in the dodgeball match and lack of team spirit. All the way up until If You Can't Take The Heat..., the Gophers always had a slight numbers advantage over the Killer Bass. 

From Up the Creek to If You Can't Take The Heat..., the Screaming Gophers lost three consecutive challenges, losing Izzy, Cody, and Beth respectively, which decreases their numbers below those of the Killer Bass for the first and only time in the season's run. This was mostly perceived as bad luck from a cursed tiki idol that Beth unknowingly took from Boney Island in Up the Creek, which led up to her elimination. However, following Beth's elimination, the Gophers redeemed themselves by winning another three consecutive challenges up until Brunch of Disgustingness, when the teams merged (giving the Gophers a six-four advantage over the Bass), meaning that Heather, Trent, Gwen, Leshawna, Owen, and Lindsay are the only members to make it to the merge.

The two teams ended in Brunch of Disgustingness; Bridgette moved to the gophers cabins while Trent and Owen moved into the Bass cabins in order to have the two genders compete against each other during the challenge. Izzy returns in No Pain, No Game, claiming to have been living in the woods since her elimination and in that same episode the teams were permanently dissolved.

Members

Original Members

Additional member

In Not So Happy Campers - Part 2, Chris allowed one camper to switch teams, making a Killer Bass swap to the Screaming Gophers.

Screaming Gophers teammates
Beth | Cody | Gwen | Heather | Izzy | Justin | Katie | Leshawna | Lindsay | Noah | Owen | Trent

Eliminations

Contestant Gender Rank Team rank Episode Reason for elimination
Noah Male 21st 11th Dodgebrawl Refused to participate in the dodgeball game by being over-sarcastic and ticked off his teammates.
Justin Male 20th 10th Not Quite Famous Heather tricked others into voting off Justin instead of her.
Izzy Female Returns Returns Up the Creek Although she was not actually eliminated, the RCMP arrive to arrest her and she runs off screaming, "You'll never get me alive!"
Cody Male 17th 9th Paintball Deer Hunter He was in a full body cast due to being mauled by a bear and the team thought he wasn't useful anymore.
Beth Female 16th 8th If You Can't Take The Heat... Her team found out about the cursed tiki idol she took from Boney Island and was blamed for their losses.
Trent Male 11th 7th Search and Do Not Destroy Gwen told Leshawna that Heather kissed Trent. Leshawna told everybody to vote him or Heather off. Since Heather won invincibility, they voted off Trent instead.
Lindsay Female 9th 6th That's Off the Chain! Thanks to Heather she crossed the finish line second, but since Owen and Duncan couldn't make it to the finish line, due to their bikes being destroyed, by a technicality, she was the last to cross the finish line.
Izzy Female 7th 5th Wawanakwa Gone Wild! She shot Heather, Chef Hatchet, a plane, and a unicorn with a tranquillizer gun due to having bad hunting skills and being too crazy.
Leshawna Female 5th 4th Haute Camp-ture Katie and Sadie accidentally caused many of the campers and a parrot to vote her off by saying her name.
Heather Female 3rd 3rd I Triple Dog Dare You! Gwen and Owen teamed up against her, and she failed a dare on a technicality due.
Gwen Female 1st/2nd 1st/2nd The Very Last Episode, Really! Won the final challenge and won the first season; came in second in Owen's ending.
Owen Male 1st/2nd 1st/2nd The Very Last Episode, Really! Won the final challenge and won the first season; came in second in Gwen's ending.

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Total Drama teams
Total Drama Island Killer Bass | Screaming Gophers
Total Drama Action Killer Grips | Screaming Gaffers
Total Drama World Tour Team Amazon | Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot | Team Victory
Total Drama: Revenge of the Island Mutant Maggots | Toxic Rats
Total Drama: All-Stars Heroic Hamsters | Villainous Vultures
Total Drama: Pahkitew Island Pimâpotew Kinosewak | Waneyihtam Maskwak

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