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I don't like surprises.
~ Duncan's first line in the whole series
I think Harold needs to be taught a lesson, boys. Who's with me?
~ Duncan to DJ and Geoff of bullying Harold after leaving a dirt underwear on the ground.

Duncan is one of the main characters and minor antagonist on Total Drama. He appears as the secondary antagonist-turned-anti-heroic deuteragonist of Total Drama Island, the main protagonist of Total Drama Action, a supporting antagonist/anti-hero in Total Drama World Tour, a minor antagonist/anti-hero in Total Drama: Revenge of the Island and a major protagonist/anti-hero in Total Drama All-Stars, and one of the daycare children in Total DramaRama.

He is the archenemy and bully of Harold when he bullied the nerd for his all knowing naggings. In the no sleeping challenge, Duncan placed Harold's fingers into a cup of water causing Harold to pee himself. In Dodgeball Brawl, Duncan drew a mustache on Harold's face. In If You Can't Take The Heat when Harold laid his dirty underwear on the floor, Duncan (along with Geoff and DJ) stole all of Harold's shorts and underwear as well spill one of Harold's underwear with hot sauce, feeding him with an underwear sandwich and later lifting Harold's bed to the Dock of Shame to be humiliate by the laughing female contestants (including Leshawna). Duncan also made s'mores out of Harold's underwear. He had Geoff to wedgie Harold with a fishing rod. In the Total Drama Action, Duncan continues to bully Harold. In the World Tour, he threatened Harold to beat him up if he tries to beatbox.

Duncan is a delinquent punk currently on parole from Juvie and, despite being a generally good person at his core, has displayed multiple villainous tendencies in his harsh treatment of those around him during the competition and his decision to cheat on Courtney.

When he quits the Total Drama World Tour series due to his refusal to sing, Duncan became one of the two Total Drama Fugitives (alongside Ezekiel). He went missing and never came back home. Even Chris McLean sent all of his robots to search for Duncan but didn't find him. In the Aftermaths, Geoff and Bridgette show evidence of Duncan's whereabouts. In I See London..., he was found and returned by Courtney and Gwen. He was placed into Team Chris is Really, Really, Really, Really Hot where he teamed up with Owen.

He frequently lectures, mocks, tricks and cheats with many of the other contestants, especially Harold, and is supposedly a certified pyromaniac. In Total Drama Island, he was on the Killer Bass team, in Total Drama Action he was a member of the Screaming Gaffers, and in Total Drama World Tour he quit before the teams were made, But was on "Team Chris is Really Really Really Really Hot" after returning in "I See London...". He was one of two possible winners of the Total Drama Action season, and is the overall highest ranking contestant across the three seasons, his absence for the first half of Season 3 notwithstanding.

Duncan had a prominent, longtime love-hate romantic relationship with Courtney, which completely fell apart because of their abusing relationship, and became a hostile rivalry in World Tour. Halfway into Season 3, Duncan began a relationship with Gwen, only for the relationship to fall apart in Season 5 due to Gwen supposedly losing interest in him, combined with him becoming obsessed with Courtney and being insensitive to Gwen's feelings. After being dumped by Gwen, he earned the ire and mockery of both his exes. After he destroyed Chris' "cottage" (which Courtney correctly declares it was a mansion), Duncan was disqualified from the show and arrested by the police. In "The Final Wreck-ening", Duncan was paroled from prison and brought back into one of the balloons from Owen's farts along with the other losing competitors

He was voiced by Drew Nelson.


In Total Drama Island, Duncan joins Total Drama to avoid going back to Juvie, upon arriving to the Island, he doesn't like surprises although Chris explains he could return to juvie to which Duncan is okay with staying, he is shown to be hitting on Heather and becomes fast enemies with Harold. He is placed on the Killer Bass team where he meets Courtney where their opposite personalities clash but slowly develop to have feelings for each other, first shown in the dodgeball challenge where Courtney get him to help out their team which causes them to win thanks to Duncan's leadership.

During the season, Duncan antagonizes many people and is responsible for some eliminations (Bridgette, Tyler, Courtney, and anyone else). In most times, he (along with two of his best friends Geoff and DJ) would often bully Harold to the point of him getting revenge by getting Courtney (his love interest) eliminated after seeing the two kiss. He himself lasts long in the season before being eliminated by Chef right before the finals. Since the season one special, his relationship with Courtney slowly becomes an abusive one, due to her ditching him for the million dollars. He is among the 14 contestants who end up in the dock when a shark eats the briefcase containing the million forcing Chris to break a tie by forcing the contestants to participate in another season much to Duncan's protest.

In Total Drama Action, as the show's main protagonist, he becomes close friends with Gwen after being the first member picked by her to be on her team, the Screaming Gaffers and was a part of Trent's mental breakdown after combining his and Gwen's names together, forming "nine". This made Trent obsess over Gwen until his elimination, to the point where the couple broke up due to Trent's health problem with the competition, as well as Gwen not wanting to cheat. He is also one of the two people directly responsible for Gwen being hated by most of the contestants, the other being Justin. Gwen would later be eliminated afterward to repay the Killer Grips for Trent's actions. All of these events made many people believe he is the main antagonist of season 2.

Also he intensifies his bullying on Harold due to finding out that he got Courtney eliminated in the previous season but much later they put aside their differences and even become friends for a short period of times Throughout the season, Duncan started causing eliminations of some contestants (Bridgette, Geoff, Trent, Leshawna, Justin, Lindsay, Harold, and Courtney). Also during this season, he is mostly the victim of beatings, orders, and being used by none other than Courtney, who was suppose to be his love interest, but she lost respect for him she had in Season 1 in turn he along with other contestants loses their patience with her after she uses her lawyers to gain unfair advantages during the season. With Beth's help, he is able to eliminate Courtney from the game causing her to break up with him (albeit accidently as he was falling asleep when he voted for her.) leaving him and Beth the final two of the season. He either came in second to Beth or won Total Drama Action, depending on the results of a fan-vote done online for each country when the finale aired there. Despite being a winner, he returned to Total Drama World Tour.

Duncan loses his patience with Courtney and Gwen arguing also quits TDWT becoming fed up of having to sing in every episode.

In the first episode of Total Drama World Tour, Duncan quits the show because he refuses to sing, and afterwards is reported as missing on the Aftermath show. According to Blaineley, Chris send all of his robots to find Duncan and bring him back into the show, but didn't found him. Later, he is found by Courtney and Gwen in London during a challenge to capture Jack the Ripper (actually Ezekiel), and forced to return to the show by Chris McLean. Immediately after returning, Duncan apparently lost his attraction to Courtney, and became attracted to Gwen. Duncan and Gwen shared their first kiss on the end of the episode of I See London.., cheating on Courtney with Gwen in the bathroom confessional with the intention of starting a relationship, but they are caught in the act by Tyler, who reveals what happened to the rest of the contestants in the next episode due to pressure from Alejandro, who discovers Gwen and Duncan's secret by overhearing a musical number between them.

Courtney is so shocked by the news that she goes insane, vowing to destroy Gwen to the point of sabotaging her own team. Cody, Gwen's one-sided love interest, punches out Duncan in response. Although Duncan does attempt to apologize to Courtney immediately after this, only to be kicked in the crotch mid-sentence, he has shown no remorse after this point and he and Gwen make no further attempts to apologize to Courtney, because of everything she has put them through, through humiliation, hatred, and threats. This, along with the ever-manipulative Alejandro encouraging her to take revenge, makes Courtney even more infuriated, leading to her brutalizing Gwen during the Area 51 challenge and "flirting" with Tyler in order to make Duncan jealous as revenge, although Tyler was uncomfortable with the entire situation as he he was loyal to his girlfriend, Lindsay. Duncan didn't care about Courtney and Tyler flirting, and Duncan and Gwen became an official couple sharing their second kiss in The Ex Files.

In the next episode, Duncan starts secretly working with Alejandro to throw Courtney off, the same thing that she did to him last season, and pretends to feel sad about her. During the challenge in Australia, Duncan and Cody fight while riding on kangaroos and as revenge, Duncan throws a Dingo at Cody towards the end of the episode, injuring him and causing his team to lose. However, while doing all this Duncan didn't realize Gwen's emotions, who was upset when she saw him crying over Courtney and had put together her own plan to get rid of Courtney and save herself, which would have worked if Duncan hadn't thrown the dingo at Cody, who was going to vote for Courtney but ended up accidentally voting for Sierra instead due to being in a daze from his injuries. Gwen and Courtney end up competing in a tiebreaker challenge, which Gwen loses due to the challenge being rigged that leads to an allergic reaction, which leaves her eyes swollen shut and her face mauled as she takes the Drop of Shame. Gwen gives Courtney one final, insult as she plummets, presumably referring to the fact that she still has her former boyfriend despite being defeated, although Duncan does not seem to be there for Gwen as she leaves the show broken and humiliated.

In the following episode, even though Duncan does not show signs of concern for Gwen, Duncan seems depressed because he's pretty quiet, but still does not want to take Courtney back and they are now both openly hostile to one another. In the episode after that, they are "married" as part of a challenge, so Duncan gets back at Courtney by pranking her in the first challenge and still show nothing but hatred for each other. In Sweden Sour, Duncan is shown carving Gwen's face on a wooden part of the seat, which shows that he does miss Gwen. During this time he attempts to warn his friend Owen about Alejandro's true nature taking note from Noah's warning about Alejandro earlier and are working together to eliminate him unfortunately Owen is eliminated in Niagara Brawls due to his popularity being a threat. in Chinese` Fake Out at the beginning of the episode Duncan pleasantly greets and sweet talks Courtney only for her to give him the "silent treatment" but only does so needing her as an extra ally due the heat of the competition in the game, Courtney is finally eliminated at the end of Chinese Fake-Out, much to Duncan's pleasure, but finally meets his end not long after when Alejandro finally betrays him, and along with Heather allows Duncan to be brutally beaten by the feral Ezekiel during the African Safari challenge, after which he is eliminated.

Duncan is last seen in the peanut gallery with all the other losers during the finals, including Gwen, whom he is frequently seen next to, inferring that they are still together despite after what happened in Australia. Thus, the two presumably remain a couple, and after when Heather or Alejandro wins Total Drama World Tour they survived the volcano incident in the finale along with everyone else, even Ezekiel. It's also been hinted that nobody cared about them cheating on Courtney due to everyone's hatred for her for what Courtney has put them through. In March 2011, a never-before-seen clip surfaced in the Polish version of the show, in which Duncan and Gwen are seen relaxing together in Hawaii after their eliminations. Courtney starts singing rudely about them after insulting Cody and Heather, and Duncan threw a sandal at her before making out with an incredibly amused Gwen again, confirming that they are indeed still a couple, despite what happened during their times together on the show.

Because of Alejandro and Heather, Duncan is eliminated from the season.

All these events during the third season have make Duncan's character controversial in the fandom. Many have noted his apparent lack of concern for Courtney during Season 3 even prior to her going insane, as well as his continued hostility to her afterwards (despite Courtney doing the same to him), and claim that he intended to hurt her from the start, and would have left her for Gwen even if she had reacted differently. This is apparently due to the fact that due to everything that Courtney has pulled him through in Total Drama Action, and finally opens his eyes to who his girlfriend really is and all she's done to him, he, in fact, no longer cares for her any longer. These events, however, were eventually made up during the events of the fifth season.

He made a couple of cameo appearances during Total Drama: Revenge of the Island. In "Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!", Duncan appears on the yacht with his fellow veterans. He and Gwen are making out passionately while DJ, Harold, and Leshawna dance nearby and Eva stands motionless. Duncan still owes Chris some camera time for quitting last season, and was caught in order to demonstrate the challenge in "Grand Chef Auto". However, Duncan runs away when Chef unties him. As revenge for Chris using his kitchen as the site for the challenge, Chef later points the newcomers to paint Mt. Chrismore, and he blames it on Duncan. At the end of the episode, Duncan says he in fact didn't add Mt. Chrismore as a spray paint spot, but right after that,. he blows up Mt. Chrismore while laughing maniacally with Chef.

Duncan returns in Total Drama: All Stars where he is placed on the Villainous Vultures for the first few episodes. In the first episode "Heroes vs. Villains", Duncan reveals that he only came back to be with Gwen. However, his views between good and evil have been taking a toll since he switched teams with Courtney to the Heroic Hamsters in "Saving Private Leechball", due to his selfless actions of saving Gwen, which Chris deems to be heroic. Since then, Duncan has been seen hanging around with his team, and that due to their influences, as well as their niceness towards him, Duncan was beginning to soften up from his bad boy personality, much to his displeasure.

During the episode "Moon Madness", Duncan has been using Gwen in order to make Courtney jealous by asking Gwen if Courtney is talking about him or seeing him whenever he kisses Gwen. Gwen, who felt like she was used, and wanting to patch things up with Courtney, finally had enough of Duncan's arrogance, selfishness, dishonesty, and negligence and furiously broke up with him. She even goes as far as to no longer be friends with him. In that same episode Duncan believes Courtney is using Scott to make him jealous.

Interestingly, during Duncan's time with the Heroic Hamsters, he was starting to get suspicious of Mike, indicating that he heard and knows him somewhere before, but could not remember. He comes across Mal during the blue harvest moon challenged prompting him to confront him, Mal pretends to be Mike and Duncan asks where he knows him from, Mal lies about his past Total Drama experience but Duncan does not buy it saying he remembered him from somewhere but "couldn't put his finger on it", Mal uses a corrupted bird to shoo Duncan away from him. However, once Mal fully took control of Mike, and whistling the Hall of the Mountain King, Duncan finally remembered that he knows Mal back from Juvie when he "used to be a lowly juvie and Mal was running the place". He warned Zoey about this, and had tried to prove this to everyone else even both of his ex girlfriends, but they didn't believe him, even Zoey was stupid enough to not believe him anymore.

Duncan's soft side had eventually came to an end when he blew up Chris' cottage, formerly the Playa Des Losers, to retain his bad boy image. However, he was then forced to leave the show due to getting arrested, but is going to jail this time instead of juvie (since he, according to Chris, destroyed a MAJOR piece of property in a way that amounts to an act of terrorism, aside that Duncan is no longer a kid). As a result of Duncan's arrest, Cameron is spared from getting voted off due Mal's machinations.

In a deleted scene of the episode he got eliminated in shows Duncan in his prison cell writing to his mother about the events of his elimination as well as prison life and wishes her a happy birthday and tells her to send her a cake his prison cellmate grins evilly at him to which Duncan add to the latter to bring a lawyer.

In "The Final Wreck-ening", Duncan appears in one of the balloons, implying that he may have been paroled temporarily to help in the challenge, but he doesn't get shot down either by Mal or Zoey. However, before an intern can get him down, Duncan floats away with the others into the sky. Fresh TV confirmed that all the contestants landed safety in the water after their balloons popped. It's currently unknown if Duncan was retrieved and sent back to prison to complete his sentence for destroying Chris' "cottage" afterwards or if he escaped and is currently on the run as a fugitive again.



  • Beth
  • DJ
  • Geoff
  • Owen
  • Zoey



You better be a good shot, Tubby.
~ Duncan to Owen in Paintball Deer Hunter.
(sniffing) Beans... (Duncan looks up) Owen! (Owen farts) Nice try, Farticus! You almost had me!
~ Duncan when he discovered Owen at the tree after the latter farts in Paintball Deer Hunter.
(Courtney: Why do you smell worse than usual?) It's Owen's stink. It's following me around like my juvenile record.
~ Duncan to Courtney after gotten stink by Owen's fart.
I'll beat you if you try!
~ Duncan threatens Harold of his beatbox in World Tour.
Eat dirt, McLean!
~ Duncan in Total Drama Revenge of the Island.


  • Duncan was considered, at first, to be the main antagonist of Total Drama Action, although this is proven false when Justin became the show's main antagonist until the true main villain emerged later on and Duncan becomes the main protagonist/anti-hero once Lindsay and Harold got voted off.
  • Duncan was the second person to abandon the competition, with the first being DJ.

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Revenge of the Island
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