The Escaped Psycho Killer with a Chainsaw and a Hook is a minor antagonist of the Canadian animated franchise Total Drama, appearing as the main antagonist of the nineteenth episode of Total Drama Island and a cameo antagonist in Total Drama Action and Total Drama All-Stars.
In the first season, he was voiced by Scott McCord, who also voiced Yuck in Yin Yang Yo! and Centorrior in Bakugang. In the fifth season, he was voiced by Brian Froud, who also voiced T'ORB and Savage Fred in Grojband and Barry in Looped.
The Psycho Killer first appeared in episode 19 of Total Drama Island, a horror–themed episode in which, after watching a scary movie, the campers were set up to believe that a real serial killer like the one in the film was on the island, but the “killer” stalking them was actually Chef Hatchet.
The point of the challenge was to see how the contestants would actually fare in such a situation. However, towards the end of the episode, a real escaped psycho killer with a chainsaw and a hook inexplicably shows up in the cafeteria, where Gwen is eating a sandwich. Gwen practically ignores him, thinking he is a part of the show’s staff, but when everyone else who has already been “caught” by the fake psycho sees this on camera from backstage, they all run screaming to the cafeteria to tell Gwen that the killer is not a fake.
Gwen is terrified and kicks the killer in the face, which makes his mask fall off and he suddenly starts talking, saying that it really hurt him and he is now leaving because he was treated way better in prison. This confuses everyone and makes DJ faint. As he was watching DJ's elimination, he complained that his nose hurt after it was kicked.
In the second special, the psycho killer is one of the new “contestants” for “Total Drama Dirtbags”, along with several other random characters. It is unknown why in the world he would be not only walking free but allowed to officially be in a reality show, however since “Total Drama Dirtbags” was later revealed to be a setup by Chris McLean to make the contestants want to come back.
The Psycho Killer was briefly seen in the beginning of "Heroes vs. Villains", the first episode of Total Drama: All-Stars where he was locked up in a jail cell with a cork on his hook and another inmate and says he is "innocent" as Chef was passing by.
- The Psycho Killer has become a popular character among the Total Drama fandom. One particularly popular fanfic featuring the character involves an alternate retelling of "Hook, Line, and Screamer" in which the Psycho Killer ends up killing Gwen, with the main plot focusing on the aftermath of Gwen's death and the fates of the campers afterwards.
- The Psycho Killer's design is a clear nod and fusion between various aspects of fictional serial killers, such as Leatherface's chainsaw, Jason Voorhees' mask and the Fisherman or Candyman's hook.
- Killer - Total Drama Wiki
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