In this series of blogs, I will analyze how Total Drama Island would have turned out differently if a given character had not done the one thing that landed them on the Boat of Losers. Of course, not all contestants can really be covered, as a lot of them didn't really do anything to cause their elimination, such as Bridgette, Justin, Courtney, Duncan, Leshawna, etcetera. They will not be covered. Also, some characters who were eliminated late in the series, like Heather, won't be covered, becasue the analysis would be incredibly short.
Also, I want to clear a couple things up. First of all, these blogs are not contingent on each other. Each one will be a fresh start. What happens in one of them will in no way affect the next, and everything will reavert to how it was in TDI up to a certain point.
Secondly, these blogs do not display what I wish would have happened, but just what I would expect to happen, given minor changes. Ezekiel!
making sexist comments, ticking off all the girls on his team. Personally, I think he was treated a little unfairly. I mean, wrong as he was, it's very obvious he was raised to believe that women were inferior. He had no idea he was being hurtful. To him, he was just stating something as obvious as 2+2, and after the fact, he was very respectful towards girls, and even worked very well with Lindsay and Beth in Total Drama, Drama, Drama, Drama Island. However, on many other occasions, other peope have made similar comments with actual hurtful intent, and suffered very little consequence ("There's no way us athletes can lose to a team with no men!"-Alejandro). Regardless, that's what sealed Ezekiel's fate. If he had done what Chris told him, there would be no reason to eliminate him. That would leave only two options: Courtney and DJ, and... maybe Tyler. But either way, like Duncan pointed out, DJ would probably be more useful, so the vote would fall to Courtney. Man, that's crazy. Courtney out first. Let's see how that affects the rest of TDI. Gwen and Trent would still bond, Heather would still form her alliance with Lindsay and Beth, Noah and Cody would still accidentally kiss, Gwen would still beat Duncan, and Eva would still freak out, and cause her elimination.
In this episode, the Bass were finally able to defeat the Screaming Gophers, and it was Noah, the only contestant who didn't compete, who was eliminated. However, if it weren't for Duncan, there would be no way the Bass would have won. Well, good thing Duncan's still in the game, right? Well, think for a moment. Who was it who woke Duncan up and convinced him to help them in the challenge? That's right. It was Courtney. And she's gone. Now, you might be thinking, "Well, anyone could have done that," but everyone else was scared to do it. Courtney was both brave enough to interrupt his nap, as well as clever enough to convince him to compete, lest he be eliminated. While, in theory, yes, someone else could do that, but without Courtney, I doubt Duncan would agree, and it would be another loss for the Bass, and just like Noah, Duncan would be eliminated for refusing to participate. We're only three episodes in, and two of the "Big Five" are already gone. Wow.Harold would likely not have been turned down right on the spot, and would have been signed up to compete from the beginning. Thus, the tension would be practically gone, and the Bass would win easily. On the Gopher's side, everything would be the same, except for the fact that Noah would be there, but he probably wouldn't do much anyways. Heather's scheming ways would still be the end of Justin.
This one would overall be pretty similar. On the Gopher's side, the only difference would be Noah's presence. For the Bass, the only differences would be Courtney and Duncan's absence, and Ezekiel's presence. Not too much change here. Katie and Sadie would still end up getting lost, and unless Ezekiel would have voted for Sadie instead of Katie, the result would have been the same, and Katie would be eliminated.Haute Camp-ture that Ezekiel seems to have a little bit of a crush on Bridgette. We aren't told when this developed, but Bridgette hadn't been at Playa Des Losers for all that long before Haute Camp-ture, so I think it's safe to say that Ezekiel had a thing for her prior, especially given his later stay on the island. Therefore, Ezekiel would probably end up voting for Sadie. Bridgette is a fairly popular person among the Bass, while no one ever really bonded with Sadie due to her always being with Katie. Thusly, the second half of the dynamic duo would be voted off. At least she'd get to reunite with Katie almost instantly!
Losing Duncan and Courtney really messed the Bass up. Most of the challenge would be the same, but without Duncan's lighter, the Bass would have been further behind the Gophers. However, it was Courtney who inadvertantly prompted Harold to throw their oars in the fire, so even though they would have lost the fire starting section, at least they would have oars, which would mean it was pretty much an equal race back to camp. At this point, it's hard to say which team would lose, but regardless, the RCMP would still show up, so even if the Bass lost, Izzy would be forced to leave, and the Bass would probably get off fine.superstition, there would be a tie, and unless the tiebreaker involved badminton, I think Heather could best Beth. Bye-bye, Beth. Bridgette and Geoff, and, since DJ and Harold have gotten along very well when DJ wasn't following Duncan, Harold, too all are fond of DJ, so it would fall to Tyler and Ezekiel. They'd probably vote out whoever was doing the shooting, or whoever was holding up DJ in Duncan's place, but since we can't know that, we have to go off of their overall contributions and likability. Tyler is moderately liked, it seems, and, though uncoordinated, fairly strong. Ezekiel, however, is awkward and weird, and sometimes gross. Considering he never made his sexist comments, he would not be detested by his team, but I'd expect they'd still be somewhat weirded out by him. So, this is where it ends for our homeschooled friend. However, that does not mean everything will go back to normal. There will still be plenty of changes to analyze, so don't go away yet. consolation prize!
I won't analyze this one too much since there is no elimination. But, we'll look over some stuff. At this point, the girls stack up in the same way they did in the original. However, the guys are slightly different. Just replace Duncan with Noah and DJ with Tyler and you're good. In terms of the challenge itself, it would be mostly the same. However, there would be no need for a tiebreaker, as all of the guys would be able to eat the dolphin wiener. That's really all there is to this episode.
Eva and Izzy are still returning. Nothing will change there. At this point, the only differences are Noah and Tyler. Obviously, neither of them would make it through the end of the challenge. Even if Tyler and Noah voted for someone other than Eva, literally everyone else all made Eva their target. She's gone again, just as quickly as she returned.get things down from trees. It wouldn't really matter for Noah, and, though we don't know what was in DJ's chest, it still wouldn't make a difference. However, that doesn't mean Tyler wouldn't make any difference at all. We've seen before that Lindsay can easily be distracted by his presence. It's fully posible, and in fact likely, that she would completely fail at her mission of keeping watch for Heather, and her entire plan would be ruined. Gwen would see Trent with her before Heather had the chance to kiss him, and the situation would be diffused before anything bad could happen. Even though Heather would still have immunity, at least Gwen and Trent would still be on good terms! Yay! Everyone's happy! Well, not really. Though this very well could happen, it's a big "what if." There's no guarantee that Tyler would be anywhere near to distract Lindsay. I don't like to rely on "could happens." Therefore, sucks to be Trent.
Remember how last time I said things would get repetitive? I kinda sorta lied. Not this time! The challenge would go pretty much the same way. Noah might be okay at hiding. Tyler, not so much, but whatever. The real difference lies in Duncan's absence. Nobody to start the Guys Alliance. You're only guys at this point are Geoff, Tyler, Owen, and Noah. The former three are definitely not strategic enough to come up with that. I suppose Noah could, but, eh. Does he really care enough? I don't know. He's made it this far, but to be fair, he has sort of just coasted along. Anyways, though, without a Guys Alliance, there is no incentive for the Girls "alliance" either, thus, Heather would likely target Gwen, one of her two biggest enemies (and the other has immunity), and, of course, Lindsay would vote with her, and maybe Izzy, too. Bridgette's main options would probably be Noah (provided he didn't get immunity. I'll just say he did not, since we can't know for sure), Izzy, and maybe Tyler. Of those three, she would probably choose Noah. Her reasoning for choosing Duncan was that he was mean, and let's face it. Noah's not the nicest guy in the world. Gwen's main options are all the guys, Izzy, and maybe Lindsay. We know she doesn't like Geoff, but I'd guess that she would agree not to vote for him, being friends with Bridgette. She doesn't really know Tyler very well, but he's not a huge threat, and he's not as annoying as others, so he's safe. She's not super fond of some of Owen's habits, but she seems to be friends with him regardless. We don't really see much of her thoughts about Noah. The only time they've ever really interacted was in Dodgebrawl. Of course, in this alternate reality, the Gophers won that challenge, so even though Noah was being lazy, he didn't cost them the win. However, I would wager they aren't on the best of terms. When it comes to the girls, there's Izzy, Lindsay, and Bridgette, and obviously, she won't vote for Bridgette. Lindsay actually may be a logical choice. It would mean Heather would be losing her vote, and plus, at this point, Gwen isn't too crazy about Lindsay (what's wrong with her?). However, Izzy is also Izzy. Then again, we've never seen Gwen and Izzy interact too much at this point, so it's really down to Lindsay and Noah. RBW is going to kill me, but I feel like in Gwen's case, Lindsay would actually be the more logical choice. The same would probably go for Leshawna. Besides, they both want revenge on Heather for what she did in the previous episode, so what better way to do it than get rid of her ally? Anyways, onto the guys' votes. Noah, being the smart one, may realize that the biggest threat at this point, who is up for voting, is Bridgette, just like Duncan originally did. He could easily convince Owen to vote with him. Geoff would definitely not go along with that, so his options would be any of the other guys, Gwen, Izzy, and Lindsay. He likes Owen, so he's out, and being the party guy he is, probably likes Izzy, too. He is later shown to think Gwen is a little too serious for his comfort, but she is a friend of Bridgette's, so that may change his mind. We don't really know his exact thoughts on Lindasy, Noah, or Tyler, but of the three, Noah is definitely the least "fun," so he would end up being our best bet. Tyler's main options would be any of the other guys, Izzy, Bridgette, and Gwen. Though we don't see any interactions with them in TDI, Tyler gets along mostly pretty well with Owen and Noah in TDWT, so they're probably safe. He seems to be on neutral terms with everyone else. However, of the remaining people, Bridgette is probably his biggest threat. Plus, Bridgette has been shown to not fully respect him. We don't know if he returns that feeling, but she is probably the most likely option. The only remaining unkown is Izzy. I already mentioned that she might vote for Gwen with Heather. She definitely is on good terms with Owen, and seemingly Noah, too. She probably likes Geoff's party-boy attitude, too. We don't really see her interact with Tyler in this season, but they got along in TDWT as well, so I'd assume he would be safe. Then there's Bridgette, Gwen, and Lindsay. She seems to be friends with Lindsay, and is neutral with Bridgette and Gwen, but with Heather's influence, she would probably vote for Gwen. So, Noah and Lindsay each have two, and Gwen and Bridgette have three. Wow, okay. We've got a tie. Okay, time to settle this. Since I can't just magic up a tiebreaker challenge, I will judge this based on how they did in this challenge. Gwen had a good hiding spot, but she overlooked some logistics, like "what happens if someone steps on me?" Bridgette... never really "hid" at all, and got skunk-sprayed. She was also found before Gwen. Therefore, it would still be Bridgette going home. Huh, I guess it was a little repetitive after all. Guess that was kind of a waste of time. Oh well.
Since both DJ and Heather are gone, it's a bit trickier to determine how this elimination would work. We already know how Geoff, Gwen, Izzy, Leshawna, and Owen fare. Let's take a look at the others. Lindsay and Tyler would probably make the same mistake Owen and Izzy did (i.e. a lot of kissing). Even if they didn't, we know Lindsay is scared easily, and Tyler definitley wouldn't have taken things lying down if Lindsay was about to get hacked by an Escaped Psycho Killer With a Chainsaw and a Hook, but at the same time, he probably wouldn't end up saving much. Noah would certainly not make too much of an effort to save himself. Then, we've got Geoff. Things are also a little different for him. Without DJ going to the bathroom, he'd have no reason to leave. Noah probably wouldn't have bothered to leave either. This also means Gwen wouldn't have angrily stormed off to the dining hall, which also means that she never would have come across the actual Escaped Psycho Killer With a Chainsaw and a Hook. It's hard to say exactly what would happen from there, so let's go onto some "what ifs." Say Noah decided he didn't care enough about the challenge, and decided to go back to the cabin to sleep. That's something that could very easily happen, and cause him to get caught. Then Geoff. For simplicity's sake, I'm just gonna say something similar. They play an ice cream truck sound, and Geoff goes off, leaving Gwen to go back to the dining hall, allowing the rest of the episode to play out normally. So, Gwen wins. But who loses? This elimination is based on performance, not votes, so it all depends on who did the worse. This is hard to determine. It's definitely not Gwen or Leshawna. Izzy, Owen, Tyler, and Lindsay all went off "breaking rules one through three," so they are possible subjects for elimination. Geoff also made a dumb mistake, and Noah didn't even try. However, the objective of the challenge is to survive a real life horror movie. There were many people who failed, but there was one person who made the most fatal flaw of all: not caring. Ignoring the danger of horror always leads to death (I assume. I don't watch horror movies). Or, in this case, elimination for Noah. Plus, he had been just floating along for a while now, so it's about time he was sent packing.
Nothing in this episode would change Izzy's shooting ability. However, since Heather is gone, and would be replaced by Lindsay, things might go differently. First of all, Lindsay would not have formed an alliance with Duncan, because A, he's gone, and B, she's got plenty of friends already. This alone would save her from being tranquilized. Unless Lindsay is a master bear trapper, or Tyler is a master raccoon catcher, there is nothing stopping Gwen from achieving victory. At this point, it all comes down to just who everyone would vote for. At this point, it becomes tricky, because there's no one left who's antagonistic in any way. Let's start with Geoff. The only hint of dislike we get from him towards anyone is his statement that Gwen is much too serious for his comfort. However, she is immune. The only other "serious" person is Leshawna, so it makes sense for her to be his choice. Gwen has expressed dislike for Geoff, even saying that he creases her more than Heather (at least at this point), so she would most likely vote for him. Then, Izzy. If she was still mad at Owen, she might vote for him. She seems to be good friends with Leshawna... kinda, so she's easily safe. She's also seen being friendly with Lindsay, so she's probably safe too, and Tyler is also probably safe for that reason. I don't think she has any beef with Geoff, so Owen seems like a possible choice. Leshawna doesn't have much of a reason to vote for anyone, other than Lindsay. Why Lindsay? Well, even though Heather was eliminated, Lindsay still never actually saw that she was a jerk, so she would still support her, which would be enough of a reason for Leshawna. Then, Lindsay. By the same logic, she'd probably vote Leshawna. Then there's Owen. I honestly am conflicted here. He's friends with everyone. I'm honestly just going with Tyler, because he's the only one who had never interacted with Owen at this point in canon. So, then there's Tyler. Tyler certainly doesn't really like Heather, based on how she treats Linsday, but at the same time, if Lindsay was voting for Leshawna, perhpaps Tyler would do the same. I honestly have no idea who else he'd vote for. The only other person I could see him possibly voting for would be Izzy, but either way, Leshawna would have two votes to everyone else's one vote, meaning that in this verry narrow vote, Leshawna is out.
Current Standings (spoilers)
Teams have merged!
- Courtney (Killer Bass - Not So Happy Campers Part 1)
- Eva (Killer Bass - The Big Sleep)
- Duncan (Killer Bass - Dodgebrawl)
- Justin (Screaming Gophers - Not Quite Famous)
- Katie (Killer Bass - The Sucky Outdoors)
- Sadie (Kilelr Bass - Phobia Factor)
- Izzy (Screaming Gophers - Up the Creek)
- Cody (Screaming Gophers - Paintball Deer Hunter)
- Beth (Screaming Gophers - If You Can't Take The Heat...)
- Ezekiel (Killer Bass - Who Can You Trust?)
- DJ (Killer Bass - Basic Straining)
- Harold (Killer Bass - X-Treme Torture)
- Eva (No Pain, No Game)
- Trent (Search and Do Not Destroy)
- Bridgette (Hide and Be Sneaky)
- Heather (That's Off the Chain!)
- Noah (Hook, Line, and Screamer)
- Leshawna (Wawankwa Gone Wild)
Thanks to RBW for making this!
|Courtney||Killer Bass||22nd||Not So Happy Campers - Part 2|
|Eva||Killer Bass||Returns||The Big Sleep|
|Justin||Screaming Gophers||20th||Not Quite Famous|
|Katie||Killer Bass||19th||The Sucky Outdoors|
|Sadie||Killer Bass||18th||Phobia Factor|
|Izzy||Screaming Gophers||Returns||Up the Creek|
|Cody||Screaming Gophers||17th||Paintball Deer Hunter|
|Beth||Screaming Gophers||16th||If You Can't Take The Heat...|
|Ezekiel||Killer Bass||15th||Who Can You Trust?|
|DJ||Killer Bass||14th||Basic Straining|
|Harold||Killer Bass||13th||X-Treme Torture|
|Eva||Killer Bass||12th||No Pain, No Game|
|Trent||Screaming Gophers||11th||Search and Do Not Destroy|
|Bridgette||Killer Bass||10th||Hide and Be Sneaky|
|Heather||Screaming Gophers||9th||That's Off the Chain!|