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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 TRRFan6, and this week, we'll be appreciating the Fame Monger, Dakota!

Overview

Dakota is a part of the second generation cast that debuts in Total Drama: Revenge of the Island. As a fame monster, Dakota seems to adore the camera, desperately needing people to appreciate her looks by taking photos of her. However, little she knew this was going to be her downfall, leading to her first elimination of the show. Despite her short stay in the first two episodes, Dakota also seems to be a technology-addicted person, having two phones, out of whom one of them being a back-up. Coincidentally or not, the machinery dependence she had, led to her first interaction with Sam, which turned out to not be a very good one.

Dakota returns in the third episode. Not as a contestant though, but an intern. Not being so excited about it due to all her goods being taken away, she later develops feelings for Sam, even though it seemed like there was nothing that could happen between them in the beginning.

Not to mention that, in the sixth episode, Dakota was the only one who helped and encouraged Sam in the challenge, ending up with giving him her number, or at least trying to.

Due to one of the Mutant Maggots' members quitting, Dakota was chosen to become a returnee by Chris, who is also responsible for what was about to happen to her in the next episode.

Not being the best competitor the show has ever seen, Dakota tries to make a few friends the next episode, now that "the looks won't help her". However, the longer she mutated, the smaller her chance to have a few friends became. Except for Sam, who found a true good soul in her, instantly considering Dakota his girlfriend, even with the flaws everyone saw in the mutant body she grew.

Before heading-out home because of the one she considered a friend, Dakota and Sam share a love moment, demonstrating that not the looks matter, but the stuff that is inside.

As an add-on to what happened between those two, the next season, Sam shows up a picture of him and Dakota smiling, meaning that they can live together even with what happened behind.

Opinions

Personally, despite being a general fodder, Dakota stands out as one of the most developed and overall best characters in the second generation, if not in the whole series in my opinion. She's not a main character, but that's also the main idea. After the whole Mike-Zoey-Cameron-Scott plot that circled around the season every episode, I'm pretty sure Dakota and Sam's plot was the second main one, despite neither of them making it to the merge.

Dakota's also been one of the most changed characters apart from their prototypes (design-wise), hinting that she might have had a whole changed plot before the actual season.

Overall, I can't write a very big rant for Dakota because she only competed in three episodes, but if you'd like to see why I really like her, I suggest viewing this blog. It's old and that's why the grammar mistakes are on point, but I guess you can excuse that. ;)

Best Moment: Kissing Sam.
Best Season: Total Drama: Revenge of the Island
Best Episode: Runaway Model

Comments

What about you? Despite the title, this blog is open to all opinions! Share your thoughts about Dakota in the comments and use the userboxes {{DakotaFan}}/{{DakotaHater}} too. Don't forget to share your Best Moment, Best Season and Best Episode of Dakota! Next week, ScrawnyLittleWhiteBoy will be analyzing and giving his opinions on the Normal Guy, Dave.


Character Appreciation
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Third Generation Amy Beardo Dave EllaJasmine Leonard Max Rodney Samey Scarlett Shawn Sky Sugar Topher
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