Although she originally did not qualify for Total Drama Action , she debuted as a competitor on the season in Ocean's Eight - Or Nine due to a successful lawsuit. She was placed on the Killer Grips and served as the main antagonist of the second half of the season.
She was seen with the original contestants on a yacht in the first episode of Total Drama: Personality Courtney has a polarizing personality, but at her core, she thinks of herself as a born leader, which often leads to her not letting others have a chance to take control. Although she is extremely bossy, competitive, critical and even manipulative at times, she can be genuinely civil and polite to her fellow competitors. As an overachiever, she has a tendency to overreact when things go wrong, and drives herself crazy in order to get what she wants.
She has become notorious among the contestants for constantly reminding them of her counselor-in-training experience, resulting in their constant annoyance. Throughout her four competing seasons, the severity of Courtney's behavior ranges from generally easygoing to extremely antagonistic. When she wants something, she will fight to the death to get it.
However, sometimes her determination ultimately leads to her own destruction. Courtney has exceptional athletic abilities and is also capable of lifting amounts of weight much greater than her own.
She has displayed in several instances that she values the prize money over even her closest relationships. Her skewed priorities coupled with her harsh tendencies have resulted in her becoming a very disliked contestant among her fellow competitors. Total Drama Island Courtney takes charge of the Killer Bass , quickly earning her a negative reputation with the team.
At first , Courtney comes off as quite a friendly person, greeting and comforting several of the other campers. However she leaves a bad impression on her team in the first challenge after refusing to jump off the cliff into shark -infested waters, which devastates her. She is continually plagued with bad luck throughout the challenge: Her team 's performance also leads her to take charge and her bossy nature only fuels her team's dislike of her.
After her team loses, she is considered for elimination, due to failing to participate in the cliff jumping challenge. Her attempts to promote her valuable leadership skills are mostly futile. In the end, she narrowly escapes elimination through a stroke of pure luck due to Ezekiel carelessly making a couple sexist comments, thus sparing her from elimination. Despite her rough start, Courtney proves herself to be quite talented with the violin.
From here on in, Courtney mostly takes over leadership of the Killer Bass , often bringing up her past counselor-in-training C. Her fellow teammate, Bridgette , is the closest person she has to a friend, though Courtney often berates her for her clumsiness that almost costs them challenges, including the time when she broke her violin in Not Quite Famous , and damaged their tent in The Sucky Outdoors.
In addition, she doesn't seem to be supportive of Bridgette's apparent crush on Geoff , wondering why Bridgette would be interested in a person like him.
Courtney harbors a huge dislike for Harold and doesn't seem to view him as a strong contestant despite him helping their team win twice. Courtney's attitude is also known by the Screaming Gophers and it soon develops into conflicts with some of them.
She immediately clashes heads with Heather , who commented on her poor leadership, Gwen , whom she accidentally threw gruel at and did not apologize, and Lindsay , for liking her teammate, Tyler , as she believes that Lindsay is acting as a spy to root out information about her team from Tyler. Courtney's rocky relationship with Duncan. Her most significant interaction is her love-hate relationship with bad boy Duncan. Early on, the two of them clash on how to lead their team.
Despite their arguments, Duncan is shown to take a liking towards her, often flirting with her and giving her pet names. Though Courtney claims that she has no feelings towards him whatsoever, it is clear that she too has feelings for him.
This is first shown in Phobia Factor when Courtney helps Duncan in overcoming his fear, and hugging him after he succeeds, but pulls back when she realizes what she is doing.
As the season progress, the two of them often find themselves together in challenges, with Courtney mocking Duncan and highlighting his flaws while he counteracts by telling her to admit that she likes him. Although Courtney views Duncan as a delinquent who loves to cause trouble, she realizes that he is actually a nice person in Who Can You Trust? Although Duncan denies his actions, Courtney agrees to keep it a secret, though she does end up telling a few people like Bridgette and Leshawna.
I do not concede! I was your only hope! I was a Counselor in Training!! Although she claims that she doesn't want the team to be at a disadvantage, Duncan persists that she is actually doing this out of concern, much to her frustration. After Duncan is sent to the boathouse , Courtney paid him a visit. After a talking for some time, Duncan finally convinces Courtney to break some rules, and the two of them steal junk food from Chef's kitchen for themselves and their fellow campers.
Soon, Courtney become hyperactive from the experience and couldn't stop laughing. After another private moment with Duncan, Courtney pulls Duncan and kisses him for the first time. Unfortunately, their time together is short as Courtney is eliminated after their team loss.
This shocks everyone and Courtney demands a recount but Chris denies it and he and Chef drag her to the Boat of Losers. Courtney exclaims that she does not concede defeat, and how she was her team's only hope. As the boat sails off, Courtney and Duncan bids each other goodbye with Duncan giving her a farewell gift, a wooden skull that he carved.
It is later revealed that Harold tampered with the votes in order to get back at Duncan for bullying him. Courtney vows to get back at Harold for causing her elimination. By Haute Camp-ture , Courtney has found out about Harold's actions and spends most of the episode hunting him down. She also reveals that she is attempting to sue the show for her unfair elimination, with the other contestants backing her up as her witnesses. However, no one seems to care of her ranting and simply ignores her.
Ezekiel and Noah even tell her to stop complaining but she knocks the former with a lamppost and throws her drink at the latter. Lindsay on the other hand, tells her that she would had been voted off eventually since nobody likes her , shocking Courtney in disbelief. After she finds Harold, Courtney proceeds to beat up him and ends up tying him up with the lamppost. She reveals that she is supporting Duncan, but tries to hide her feelings. However, Izzy points out to her that everyone knows that "she is all over him" and Noah even compares her infatuation for Duncan with his dog "drooling over a rib-eye steak.
While the final two are crossing a ravine, she and Duncan argue about Gwen and Owen's current situation, with Courtney worrying about them while Duncan simply states that it will raise the show's ratings. After a while, the two begin to make out while denying their feelings for each other. Courtney threatening Cody and his group to give up the briefcase. In Total Drama, Drama, Drama, Drama Island , Courtney is shown to be feeling despondent about losing her lawsuit against the show's producers for wrongful termination.
However, after Chris announces the million dollar challenge, her mood improves drastically and immediately pulls Duncan into helping her by kissing him.
Courtney displays a great change in personality in this episode, being more ruthless and obsessed with winning the money. Even after Duncan fought an alligator for her in order to retrieve the briefcase, Courtney abandons him when he sprains his ankle and is unable to continue. However, she loses the money to Izzy 's gr oup and gives chase until she slams into a large backdrop. To Courtney's surprise, she discovered that they are not really away from civilization after all.
Chris then sent an intern to stop her but Courtney manages to steal the intern's hot air balloon. She soon catches Owen , Tyler , DJ , and Cody who had the case at the time on a dangling microphone, demanding the case in exchange for their safety.
She threatens that she would let them fall to their deaths if they refused. Eventually, all five of them have to jump off the balloon, landing on the diving board with Bridgette, Geoff, Katie and Sadie.
As the contestants fight over the briefcase, the plane piloted by Justin crashes into the board's support beams, sending Courtney and a few others into the pool of green jelly that she failed to enter earlier in the season. Ultimately, Courtney is among those who are not qualified for season two, which frustrates her greatly.
Before the season ends, Courtney makes a final confessional about her plans for the show for scamming her out of the million dollars again. Total Drama Action Starting off in the aftermath shows, Courtney grows suspicious over Gwen and Duncan's relationship. I , she is trying to file another lawsuit over her elimination from Basic Straining. Courtney initially sides with Gwen in the Gwen-Trent debacle because she thinks that Trent is a "loser by choice," but after Trent explains his obsession with the number nine, she switches to Trent's side.
Come the next aftermath she is under the belief that Gwen is trying to steal Duncan from her, even after Gwen insists that they are "just friends. Courtney debuts onto the competition, shocking Duncan. Courtney ends up winning her lawsuit against the show and debuts into the competition in Ocean's Eight - Or Nine , playing the role as the bank teller. After she rewards the loot to the Screaming Gaffers , Chris places her on the Killer Grips as a consolation prize. Even though she immediately takes leadership of her team, none of them get along with her due her bossiness and likewise, she thinks that they are a team of duds.
To further solidify her team's dislike of her, they all voted for her despite her immunity. As a result, only Courtney's vote counts and Owen is eliminated. Courtney defeats Duncan in Million Dollar Babies. During her stay, Courtney takes over Justin 's role of the antagonist of the season. While she is still bossy and doesn't like not being in the leadership role, she is more ruthless and mean compared to the previous season and makes only enemies, partially due to her unfair advantages.
Her main advantage is through her PDA , which she uses to keep contact with the outside world and threaten Chris into getting what she wants. Even though she had already earned the hatred of her team with her bossiness, the other team also quickly grew to dislike her for similar reasons, including Duncan. While they still show a mutual attraction to each other, because neither are on the same team at any point, Courtney is far more focused on the competition than the relationship, sometimes taking advantage of this fact.
An example of this is in One Million Bucks, B. When they are pitted against each other again in the next episode , Courtney almost has no issues defeating Duncan at all in the Greco-Roman wrestling match. Courtney shows her ruthlessness in Dial M for Merger. Despite having very few allies after the merge, which happens shortly after her return, she still performs well in the majority of challenges, and manages to avoid elimination by repeatedly getting immunity.
Although most of the contestants have their fair share of issues during the first post-merge challenge , Courtney easily maneuvers through the lasers and gets the reward by doing a flying kick in order to break the glass.
When Chris reveals that the first reward will be used in order to escape the building, Courtney refuses to share her reward with the other contestants unless they give her something for it, much to the disbelief of the others.
Although they are all reluctant to do so, they eventually agree to split the money with her , although this deal is cancelled later on when the contestants refuse to make room for her in the tomato soup which was used to get the smell of the stink bombs off unless she undoes the deal.
Courtney shoves Lindsay out of the way to get materials for a costume.