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Welcome to Character Appreciation, a blog series that will run for the whole year alongside Project 10. Each week we'll take a look at one Total Drama character, what we like and dislike about them, how they've grown, and what we hope to see from them in the future. I'm Raised By Wolves, and this week, we're going to be looking at The Cadet, Brick!

Overview

Brick starts off his journey on Total Drama: Revenge of the Island. He immediately solidifies his place as one of the major team players. He is a strong contender, but is also one of the quirkier contestants. However, he is also one of the more disciplined ones. Throughout the season, Brick holds a firm "leave no man behind" policy, and sticks to it. He forms a rivalry with Jo, competing with her to see who the better contestant is often. Brick sacrifices immunity in A Mine Is a Terrible Thing to Waste, and falls victim to an alliance between Jo and Lightning, causing his untimely elimination.

Opinions

Brick is easily the most pure-hearted contestant. Why? Let's start with the most convincing argument, and his most memorable at that – Brick saving the lives of Mike, Zoey, and Cameron in A Mine Is a Terrible Thing to Waste, which should guarantee him a permanent spot as a moral champion. Very few other contestants have saved the lives of another – in fact, some contestants have put others' lives in danger. But no, that's not all Brick does. While some contestants, like Harold in Masters of Disasters needs to save his team to win, Brick SACRIFICES guaranteed victory in order to save the lives of these three contestants who are on the opposite team. In fact, he's not even that close to them. He just does it because he believes in doing the right thing, has the skill to save them, and has a strict "leave no man behind" policy. He doesn't just say it, he does it. He doesn't want them to die, so he does everything in his power to save them.

Consider what happened after the challenge in the same episode: Jo and Lightning eliminate Brick, and right after his beautiful, character-defining action, Brick is forced to leave. This provides a terrible moral lesson to viewers that if you perform a heroic or noble action, you won't be rewarded. Besides, Brick doesn't deserve that. I doubt anyone would be opposed to Brick making it that far either – he's quite popular. Look, barely anyone has used the Brick Hater template! He's funny, entertaining, and all around a fun character to watch. He's definitely one of the more interesting male characters, and DEFINITELY one of the best male characters that Total Drama: Revenge of the Island's cast has to offer. Brick's character also leaves much to be explored. Why did Brick choose to pursue a career in the military? Why is he the way he is? We get very little insight, courtesy of Dawn – Brick tends to wet his pants, suggesting some sort of childhood trauma or anxiety, along with his need to be dominated. Brick's character is fascinating, and personally, I would love to see his character further explored. There's also his interactions with Jo, Dawn, Scott, Lightning...the list goes on. Here's the wonderful thing about Brick: the possibilities are endless with him! As long as Brick isn't out of character, I think I would love any plot with him.

Best Moment: Saving Mike, Zoey, and Cameron in A Mine Is a Terrible Thing to Waste.
Best Season: Total Drama: Revenge of the Island
Best Episode: A Mine Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Comments

What about you? Despite the title, this blog is open to all opinions! Share your thoughts about Brick in the comments and use the userboxes {{BrickFan}}/{{BrickHater}} too. Don't forget to share your Best Moment, Best Season and Best Episode of Brick! Next week, Berryleaf will be analyzing and giving her opinions on the Surfer Girl, Bridgette.


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