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Twenty-four teenagers have been chosen from birth to compete in one of the most outrageous reality shows of all time: Total Drama Showdown. A parody crossover of Total Drama and the hit series, Xiaolin Showdown, the chosen ones have been split up into the sacred teams of the four elements to track down Chris McLean's Legendary Mystic Supernatural Shen Gong Wu, hidden around some of the finest areas of the world. Traveling in a that resembles an , the teams must find the Wu to be declared immune and receive the unearthly object for their own use, each and every day. The team or teams placing last must attend the Banishing Ceremony, and choose one of their own members to have their Belt of Life removed, resulting in a walk through the dreaded Pathway of Shame and fall down the Drop of Shame. The chosen ones will be eliminated day by day, until one outlasting soul wins the title of Showdown Master, claiming all the Wu and the grand prize of $1,000,000.
Albert: (The Blessed One) - Albert believes he was destined for greatness since birth, and he won't shy away from mentioning it to people. However, despite his goals, he rarely ever succeeds. He was never blessed with superior smarts or athletic abilities, but this does not affect him, and his focus never shifts from the task at hand. He sees Total Drama Showdown as a chance to finally fufill his destiny, swearing he will not fail.
Alice: (The Sass Queen) - If anyone knows that words hurt, it's this diva; since she was nine, Alice refused to let her parents control her, and decided that backtalking them was the only way to get what she wanted. She used smacktalk as a way to combat bullies in middle school that made fun of her chubbiness. Alice forced her admission into Total Drama Showdown.
Alyssa: (The Lax) - Alyssa is usually one to be known as a calm, laid-back, and collected individual, but it's best not to try her. She's a predominant nice person back at home, but can get mean every so often. She loves animals, and joined Total Drama Showdown in hopes to win the money to open up an animal shelter.
Angelina: (The Desperado) - Angelina has been seeking attention her whole life. She's been posting pictures of herself online, hoping that people will comment about them. Although she is desperate, Angelina means well, and only hopes to make friends. She joined Total Drama Showdown so someone would pay attention to her.
Blake: (The Braggart) - Blake is exceedingly arrogant, loud-mouthed, and prefers to make a big and flashy entrance wherever he goes. He'll brag about anything, from the high score he got on an exam to how fast he was able to use the bathroom last night. In order to continue these achievements, he often rushes into things without thinking, but no matter what, he'll brag to you about the outcome, good or bad. He plans to bring this attitude to Total Drama Showdown.
Bradley: (The Reminiscent Skater) - Ever since he was little, Bradley loved to skateboard. When he met his favorite skateboarding idol, Tony Eagle, when he was younger, he was immediately discovered to be a skateboarding prodigy. Ever since then, Bradley has been traveling around the world constantly. Due to this, he has never been able to make any friends or a girlfriend, even though many girls admire him. When he accidentally injured himself during the W-Games, he lost all of his sponsors, and thus, never professionally skateboarded again. He since has faded into obscurity. Bradley joined Total Drama Showdown in order to gain his fame back and put his name back on the celebrity map.
Bronwyn: (The Ditzy Singer) - Bronwyn loves singing and she wants to be famous for it. However, she has the gracefulness of a hippotamus out of water. She trips on microscopic things and even large things, like her dog. This won't stop her dream to sing; if she wins Total Drama Showdown, she will try to record her first album.
Eleanor: (The Crazy Cat Lady) - Eleanor is the only child of her single mother. Born and raised in Canada's national trailer park, Eleanor was home-schooled, so she grew up very attached to her mother and doesn't trust easily. In fact, she barely trusts anyone - besides her cats. She currently is the proud owner of twenty-four different purebred kittens that she's grown up with all of her life, yet Eleanor's mother has begun dating a middle-aged man with a deadly allergy to pet hair. To fix this, Eleanor has joined Total Drama Showdown, hoping to help purchase him a lifetime supply of medication to stop the allergy and buy a nicer trailer for her mom.
Garrett: (The Realist) - Garrett gets easily annoyed by other people. He's a very realistic person and sticks to using common sense to solving problems. When others pose far-fetched or improbable ideas or prompts, it drives him insane. Once, when he went to pick up his little sister from school, he overheard a little boy asking the teacher if unicorns existed. Garrett immediately answered, "The closest thing to a unicorn is a white horse with a conic tube impaled through its forehead." He was quickly escorted out with his little sister. If he wins Total Drama Showdown, he plans on putting all of his money in a savings account and using it when necessary.
Hilda: (The Attractive Amish Girl) - Hilda, growing up in an Amish community, never experienced the outside world. Her entire life, up until the point of this application, she yearned to leave her community to experience what it was like for normal kids to live and use electronic devices. Hilda is very smart due to continuous studies by her parents. Due to her upbringing, Hilda does not know how to operate electronic devices, converse normally, and isn't accustomed to the latest pop culture trends. However, she believes that she will be able to win Total Drama Showdown due to her naturally strong physique from daily manual labor, as well as her kindness toward others.
Isadora: (The Shy Girl) - Ever since she was young, Isadora has been sweet, kind and helpful to everyone she meets. Currently, she is learning Ju-Jitsu with her older brother, Raimundo. While Isadora is small in stature, she knows how to fight really well. She is shy and doesn't like to be in the spotlight, and people are protective of her. Isadora thinks that she is not good enough to succeed, but she wanted to prove herself wrong, which is why she signed up for Total Drama Showdown.
Julie: (The Pity-Seeking Storyteller) - When Julie was young, her parents abandoned her at an ice cream factory. The ice cream factory was actually a mob, who forced her to work as a slave for years until she broke both her arms in a sewing accident. As soon as her casts came off, she also was thrown into a horrible car accident that broke both her legs and her spirit. On top of that, her favorite mob boss was fired. Sure, she still lives with her biological parents and there's no proof that any of it happened, but, according to her, "it totally did" so you should be "really nice to her and stuff." She joined Total Drama Showdown to pay for her younger brother's eye operation, despite the fact she has no younger brother.
K.C.: (The Unintentional "Villain") - K.C. is a nice guy. Really, he is, but no matter what he does, he always ends up with people angry at him due to his unintentional causing of problems. For example, the time where he was playing basketball and he broke his friend's nose. Or the time where he fell on a pretty girl and got slapped. He's always causing harm even when he tries his hardest not to, and he wants to win to prove that he's not a bad image.
Maxwell: (The Brains) - Maxwell is the eldeset son of a bookstore owner and his wife. Although a very handsome boy, he is self-conscious over his looks. Maxwell comes across as a very smart and manipulative boy. After his sixth month at home, he started to speak. By age five, he could speak ten languages, almost all completely. Maxwell loves to read and always has a pouch with a new book inside; he is a big fan of the Harry Potter series. Currently, he has a girlfriend named Sandy. Maxwell signed up for Total Drama Showdown because he wants to show that smart people can win.
Mia: (The Hipster) - Mia is a classic hipster; she says she isn't one because, according to her, hipsters are too mainstream. Her hobbies include social networking, listening to indie bands, and walking around the city for no particular reason. She joined Total Drama Showdown because she thought doing nothing with her life was too mainstream.
Natalia: (The Flirt) - Natalia seems to always gets what she wants. She is the pure definition of a bad influence; she enjoys flirting with men and wearing revealing clothing. She has many male friends, yet very few female friends. Natalia auditioned for Total Drama Showdown to show off her body, and meet boys.
Raina: (The Pre-Med) - Slightly shorter than average, stocky build, simple outfit, short brown hair and hazel eyes, Raina loves the medical field and facts having to do with the human body. Though in high school, she is already taking some classes on medicine in preparation for college and her future. She also seems to love books, TV series, and video games and is bound to talk about some of her favorites.
Russell: (The "Cool" Guy) - Russell always wanted to be cool, but never had what it takes to get there. Although he isn't seen as cool by anyone else, Russell considers himself to be the coolest person he knows. He often quotes television characters he considers "cool". Russell joined Total Drama Showdown because he thought it would be cool to be on TV himself.
Scott: (The Passionate Musician) - Scott, having lost his father at a young age, is very passionate about everything he does and everyone he meets. He loves life, because he personally witnessed how it could be taken away in a second. Despite his love for life and limitless passion, he has trouble getting too close to those he hasn't met yet, in fear of losing them like he lost his father. He generally tries to escape those fears through music. He sings, plays guitar, plays the piano, and plays various other instruments. He joined Total Drama Showdown to enrich the lives of others with the gifts he has.
Thomas: (The Brutally Honest Military Strategist) - Thomas was born as a nerd but overtime, he got bullied throughout his elementary school days due to his weird personality. Thomas decided to take Taekwondo classes and get himself prepared. He decided to learn military tactics and strategy from his retired grandfather who was in the Army and use it against people. Unfriendly and hostile, Thomas doesn't care about other people and won't let them stand in his way from winning.
Tina: (The Hot Wannabe) - Tina believes that her looks will guarantee her the win, despite the fact that she has no talent whatsoever. She's superficial and deluded, but that doesn't stop her from having an ego bigger than the world itself. If she wins Total Drama Showdown, she plans to buy herself a yacht and throw a party.
Wally: (The Brute) - Wally is a big, gruff, fat, and messy biker who will call himself handsome due to his narcissism. He uses his superior strength over others to get them to do what he wants, but he's not very bright and could easily be manipulated by another person with actual, superior brains. He is the kind of person who'll throw anyone under the bus in order to fulfill his avarice. Wally joined Total Drama Showdown in order to prove his might and his superiority, as he believes it will be easy to win a competition.
William: (The Arts Geek) - William is obsessed with the Arts and not just the things you would find in an art museum. William could recite the notes of any Mozart piece by heart. He could rewrite one of Shakespeare's plays with a pen and paper. He could recite one of Edgar Allen Poe's poems with such emotion that he would win a medal. He needs money from Total Drama Showdown in order to research and replicate lost poems, plays, pieces, and paintings.
Zane: (The Otaku) - Zane is a big fan of watching anime, enjoying manga, and Cosplaying. He doesn't do much besides that but carries a lot of friends through the conventions he been in. It seems that this is some of the only things he cares about; so much that it is beginning to turn into an obsession. He'll be playing in Total Drama Showdown to be able to show everyone what anime and manga is.
All twenty-four characters have been selected and verified; a theme song will be constructed soon.
Chapter One: The Not So Great Journey of a Thousand MilesKgman04
Chris McLean greeted the viewers in the cockpit of an unknown flying vehicle. "Welcome, TV viewers! You're watching the hottest new reality show to ever be aired on your super-boring televisions. Here, on this show, you'll be watching as twenty-four teenagers compete to search for the Legendary Mystic Supernatural Shen Gong Wu. Since I don't feel like repeating that every time I need to say it, I'll call them 'Wu' for short. They'll be travelling around in this aircraft, getting dropped off in places all around the world in search of these mysterious Wu. They'll all get sent back home, one by one, until one remains, getting all the Wu and winning a million big ones. Kick your feet up, grab a can of pop, and tune in to this season of Total... Drama... Showdown!"
After the theme song had played, the scene cut to a mass of teenagers milling around in a deserted area.
One girl pursed her lips and asked, "What are we doing here? This is boring."
"Wanna stop complaining?" a stout, polished boy snapped.
Before the girl could retort, a different girl pointed off to the distance and shouted, "Look!"
A large, long, flying green object came toward the teenagers.
The same girl who noticed the object nervously said, "Uh, guys, I don't think that thing is gonna stop."
"Ahhhh!" the teens all screamed, scattering into different places as the flying vehicle landed where they previously stood.
Chris McLean soon opened a door on the vehicle's side and greeted, "What's up? Don't answer that, I don't really care."
A loud, hot-headed girl took a few steps toward him. "You could've killed us!"
"But, I didn't," Chris pointed out. "Anyway, how about we get all of you inside, and then I'll start explaining everything."
The doorway was very narrow, forcing the contestants had to stand in a single-file line and enter one-by-one. Chris stood by the other side of the doorway to keep track of every contestant.
"Albert!" Chris waved as the first competitor entered.
The boy looked around and nodded. "I was meant to be here."
Chris nodded unsurely. "Yeah. Whatever makes you happy. Alice!"
Alice dragged her luggage inside and groaned. "What did you think we were supposed to do the entire time we were down there?"
"... Talk?" Chris suggested. "Be regular teenagers?"
The newly-arrived diva scoffed in response. "Talk to these idiots? I think not."
Another girl entered calmly. "Hi, Chris. I'm Alyssa."
"I'm supposed to introduce you," Chris clarified in irritation.
Alyssa frowned. "Oh. Sorry."
Chris sighed and pointed to the other two contestants. "Just stand over there."
The next contestant dragged her luggage through the doorway and groaned. "What is this thing? Where do I sleep?"
"All questions will be answered soon enough, Angelina," Chris stated as he gestured to the other contestants. Angelina dreadfully lifted her luggage, and accidentally set one of her suitcases down on Albert's right foot.
Albert shrieked. "Ow! Geez! Watch out!"
Angelina ignored him and pulled out her camera. "Selfie!"
She extended her arm upward and snapped a picture of herself, using her other hand to form a "peace" sign and making her lips form a shape similar to those of a duck's.
Alyssa blinked as the camera flashed, then rubbed her eyes. "Ow."
A male voice boomed, "Yo, yo, yo, the winner has arrived!"
Chris introduced, "Blake! You ready?"
"Heck yeah, man, I'm in it to win it - not like it's even a question." Blake noticed the other competitors. "Not with this competition, anyway."
Alice rolled her eyes. "Bet your bark's worse than your bite."
Blake winked and slid over to her. "Wanna find out?"
"Creep!" Alice scoffed, turning away from him.
The next contestant entered, carrying a skateboard in one hand and a bag of luggage in the other.
"This is Bradley," Chris stated.
Bradley greeted the contestants. "Hi, guys."
Angelina indifferently asked him, "What's with the skateboard?"
He looked down at his skateboard, then tucked it in under his arm. "Er, just a hobby."
Everyone directed their attention toward the door, where a girl emerged, then tripped over... nothing.
Chris looked at the fallen female figure. "That's Bronwyn."
Bronwyn stood up and fixed her hair. "Hi, guys! It's great to be here, and I hope to get to know each and every one of you!"
She walked to the group of contestants and stood between Albert and Angelina.
"Are you okay?" Albert asked.
Bronwyn nodded. "Happens all the time, don't worry."
The next contestant entered carrying three suitcases, two regularly-sized, and one abnormally large. She nearly dropped the larger suitcase, letting out a controlled shriek.
Chris narrowed his eyes. "Hello, Eleanor."
"Um, hi, Chris," Eleanor nervously grinned, shuffling over to the contestants.
Blake sneezed, then looked up in surprise. "Huh. That's weird. I'm not sick."
"It could be allergies," Bronwyn suggested. "I mean, I'm allergic to pollen."
Blake shook his head. "I don't think so, I'm only allergic to cats."
Chris folded his arms and glared at Eleanor, causing her eyes to widen. "Oh, uh, I was, uh, hugging my cats before I came here, sorry."
"You... hugged your cats?" Alice asked, confused. Blake sneezed again.
Before Eleanor could defend herself, the next contestant entered, wearing a clear scowl on his face. He noticed the group of contestants and walked over to them, without saying a word.
After an awkward pause, Chris stated, "That's Garrett."
"Hi!" Bronwyn smiled, offering her hand for a handshake.
Garrett replied with a cold glance, causing Bronwyn to slowly lower her hand and pretend to fix her hair.
Chris welcomed the next contestant, a burly female. "Welcome, Hilda!"
Hilda looked at Chris and said, "This machine... it soars?"
A few snickers emerged from the group of contestants, and Chris replied, "Er, yes. But we'll get to that bridge when we cross it."
"We are crossing bridges?" Hilda inquired. "I was not told of this. Are these bridges safe?"
Chris grimaced and pointed to the other contestants. "Just stand over there."
As Hilda approached the group, Bradley asked, "Uh, Chris, who's this?" He pointed to a girl who was not formally introduced, and was not previously there.
"Isadora?" Chris asked. "How'd you get there?"
Everyone looked at her, and she blushed. "I just walked in. I didn't want to bother anyone."
Chris scratched his head. "Um, alright, then. Next up is Julie!"
Julie entered, carrying her luggage. She sighed and greeted the group, and remained silent.
A male contestant entered and followed after Julie.
"K.C.!" Chris announced, despite K.C. ignoring him.
He reached Julie. "Hey, are you alright?" K.C. asked.
Julie sobbed, "Oh, it's just, I lost one of my bags of luggage on my way here! It had all of my accessories."
Alyssa overheard and offered, "Aw, don't worry, I'll let you borrow some of mine!"
"Oh, thanks..." Julie began to say, before noticing Alyssa's earrings and cringing. "But, uh, I think I'll be alright."
The next contestant entered and examined the area. "How exactly does an aircraft like this have any aerodynamic ability? The material used to create it is far too dense to stay suspended in the air without the use of an engine more powerful than the GE90-115B, which is impossible to have manufactured."
Chris blinked. "You just said a lot of words I didn't understand. This is Maxwell, everybody."
Maxwell frowned and walked to the group, and stood beside Garrett and Bronwyn.
A female competitor stood in the doorway. "I'm Mia."
Chris sighed. "I'm the one who introduces you, Mia."
"Everyone gets introduced by you," Mia said in disgust. "I chose to be different."
Alyssa raised her hand. "Actually, I accidentally introduced myself--"
"That's great, are you expecting a reward?" Mia condescendingly asked, rolling her eyes and ignoring Alyssa's glare. She grabbed her luggage and dragged it to the group of contestants, then slightly distanced herself from the group.
Chris greeted the next girl, who posed seductively in the doorway. "Natalia! Nice to see you. Not sure I wanted to see that much of you, though."
Natalia looked down at her bare-minimum of an outfit. She then looked at Chris. "Oh, I get it. I don't judge, don't worry."
She picked up her luggage and approached the rest of the group, smirking as Chris realized her implication.
Garrett rolled his eyes. "How immature."
"Oh, live a little," Natalia said, elbowing him.
The next contestant was almost the complete opposite of Natalia. Chris, still feeling somewhat insecure about the recent insult, mumbled, "This is Raina."
Raina asked Chris, "Is the pressurization in this aircraft sufficient for the decreased O2 levels in the higher zones of the atmosphere? Because, that'd be really dangerous if it isn't."
Chris groaned. "What is with this cast? First Maxwell, now you?"
"Humph," Raina pouted, taking her luggage to the group of contestants.
The next contestant, a lanky male with bags he could probably fit five of himself into, approached Chris with a confident grin.
He howled, "Yo, yo, yo! What's up, guys? Russell has arrived!"
Everyone remained dead silent. Chris looked around for a distraction. A cricket chirped off in the distance.
Chris pursed his lips. "Well, this has been sufficiently awkward. Go stand by the other contestants, Russell."
"Scott!" Chris patted the new contestant on the back as he entered. "What's up?"
The boy shrugged, and struggled trying to carry two suitcases, a bookbag, and a guitar case.
Scott began to walk to the contestants, but lost his balance. "Whoa!"
His guitar case went flying into the air. "I got it!" Bronwyn declared, running toward it.
Blake's eyes widened, having remembered Bronwyn's lack of coordination as displayed earlier. "This won't be pretty."
Surprisngly enough, Bronwyn caught the guitar case, then helped Scott up.
"Thanks so much," Scott said, breathing a sigh of relief. "I don't know what I would've done with a busted guitar."
"No problem," Bronwyn smiled.
Before anyone could say anything else, another male contestant entered and stated, "Everyone might as well just quit now."
The room's direction shifted to the over-confident player. Chris raised an eyebrow. "Thomas. I see you brought your ego along with your luggage."
"I don't need my ego to let everyone know that this game is mine," Thomas said, striking a pose. He picked up his luggage and ignored everyone's dirty glares.
"He should be a sure-fire ratings booster," Chris snickered to himself. He turned to the doorway, to see a female contestant adjusting her bra. "Er..."
She looked up. "Oh, don't mind me."
Chris folded his arms. "This is Tina."
Tina threw her head back and adjusted her hair, then waved to the contestants. "Hey."
Angelina muttered something inaudible under her breath, which drew Tina's attention. "What'd you say?"
"Hm?" Angelina innocently asked, looking up. "Nothing."
The next contestant to enter was a mountain of a human, and he barely managed to fit through the door.
Chris nearly broke his neck trying to look up and greet the contestant properly. "Wally! How's the weather up there?"
"It's supposed to be different?" Wally frowned. Then he shrugged and progressed toward the other contestants.
Alice noticed, "It's getting crowded in here..."
Chris assured, "Don't worry, only two contestants remain."
The next contestant arrived with one suitcase, and a very large, thin container.
"Guess you're William!" Chris determined, looking at the last two names on his originally hidden index card.
William looked around and stated, "This color scheme is very flat. It could use some peach tones."
Chris nodded slowly. "Er. Right. Moving right along."
As William walked over to the group, Chris sighed. "And, finally... Please welcome Zane!"
Zane entered eagerly, flipping through a book with untranslatable characters on the cover. He walked past Chris without saying a word.
"Yo! Zane!" Chris called. Zane continued walking until he bumped into Wally.
Zane looked up from his book. "Please be more aware of where you place yourself, please."
Wally growled, "Please be less of a dork, please." He smacked Zane's book out of his hands.
Zane gasped. "I've lost my place, now!"
Chris clapped his hands and called, "Alright, alright, settle down, everyone, I bet you're wondering what'll be going on here."
"We're here for the million bucks," Blake bluntly stated.
"Well, yes, indirectly." Chris said. He began to pace back and forth. "You guys are all here for the grand prize, but do you know exactly how you're gonna get there?" The contestants murmured. "Every day, your main goal is to retrieve the Legendary Mystic Supernatural Shen Gong Wu. Or 'Wu' for short. These Wu have strange powers that defy the laws of physics, human properties, and even the time-space continuum, which is why it's important that you guys find them before someone else on the planet use them for malicious purposes. The thing is, we don't know where these Wu are until they decide to 'activate' themselves."
Angelina asked, "So, they're like cellphones?"
Chris frowned. "... Sort of. When a new Wu activates itself, we'll fly over to as close as we can get to it, then drop you guys off to retrieve it. The first team to get to the Wu gets to keep the Wu for the rest of the competition. The team that had the hardest time or did the worst overall job at trying to get it has to vote off one of their own team members at the Banishing Ceremony!"
He gestured over to a different room, where two sets of bleachers stood tall. "You'll be voting off a member of your team. The person with the most votes has to have their Belt of Life removed, take the Pathway of Shame, followed by the obligatory Drop of Shame!"
"Belt of Life?" Mia asked, pursing her lips. "Sounds so cliche."
Chris's eyes widened in realization. "That reminds me. Chef!" He clapped his hands, and Chef entered carrying twenty-four various robes, in four different colors, with white belts around them. "You guys are gonna have to wear these."
Alice cringed. "Those look gross."
Hilda clapped. "Fabric resembles home!"
Natalia rushed over to Chef. "I call the pretty red one!"
Chef put his hand out and stopped Natalia. "Nuh-uh, missy, you'd best be calmin' down."
"The color of your robe depends on your natural element," Chris stated. "Which you guys probably don't know. So I'll tell you now. Bronwyn, Natalia, Raina, Blake, Scott, and Zane. Your natural element is Water, so go ahead and take the blue robes."
Natalia frowned. "But I wanted the red one."
Chef groaned and shoved the blue one in her face, then pushed her off to the side.
Chris continued, "Alice, Alyssa, Isadora, Maxwell, Wally, and William! Your natural element is Wind, and your robe color is silver."
"This is a nice shade," William noted as he examined his robe. Wally shook his head.
"Next," Chris stated, "Eleanor, Hilda, Mia, Albert, Garrett, and Thomas! Your element is Fire."
Mia rolled her eyes. "Predictable."
They collected their red robes, leaving Chef with a stack of tan robes.
"Ew, I have to settle with those?" Angelina grimaced.
Tina stated, "Oh, whatever, tan is like, my favorite color."
Chris finished, "And the rest of you: Angelina, Julie, Tina, Bradley, K.C., and Russell, your natural element is Earth."
The remaining six collected their robes, albeit a few of them reluctantly. Chris chortled, "Oh, and if you didn't figure out on your own, the people you share your element with are your teammates. So try to get along - actually, don't, that'd suck for ratings. From now on, you'll be referred to as Team Water, Team Wind, Team Fire, and Team Earth."
"Team Earth," Julie sighed. "That makes me sound fat."
K.C. assured, "Julie, you're not fat at all. If anything, you're too skinny." Then he paused. "Er, but, like, not in a bad way, like--"
Julie giggled. "You're funny."
Eleanor, who was examining the area, asked, "What is this thing anyway? It's not any plane I've seen. Not that I've seen many."
Chris proudly replied, "It's the D.O.J.O. One of the most elite and innovative flying vehicles in the world!
"Does it stand for anything?" Eleanor curiously questioned.
Chris walked over to her and snapped, "Don't object, just observe!"
"And where are we supposed to change into these robes?" Maxwell asked, intervening. "Surely, we have our own rooms?"
Chris laughed, "Uh, yeah... sure. Right over there." He pointed to a door.
The contestants walked through it and wound up seeing nothing but a bunch of benches and sheets. "Aw, c'mon!" Russell whined.
"This is so much better than what they had in Boot Camp!" Thomas cheered, comfortably reclining on a wooden bench. "Ahhh."
Garrett stayed behind in the room with Chris, and asked, "Is there anywhere in this, er, 'D.O.J.O' that's private?"
Chris thought for a second. "Not really. Except for maybe the bathroom."
Garrett: (enters the bathroom, then notices the camera) There's... there's a camera in here?! Chris, I thought you said this was private!
Chris: (pokes his head into Garrett's confessional) This is a reality show, personal space no longer exists! And this is the confessional, actually. Use it to tell the viewers your true feelings about, well, anything. Except me. Don't talk about me in here. (gives Garrett an "I'm watching you" motion, then leaves)
Raina: Everyone here seems really nice so far. I hope everything happens smoothly. (adjusts her blue robe)
Albert: Fire! I was born to be awarded this element! It's always been my destiny.
Bradley: I like it here. A bit of a downgrade from what I'm used to, but I think it'll be fine.
Hilda: (looking at the toilet in awe) What is this device? It is wondering my mind.
Maxwell: Hmph. Placed on Team Wind. I have a feeling the producers just threw all of the lackeys in one team and thought, "Hm, that seems unfair, let's put in at least one sensible person." Whatever, I'm not going to let them stand in my way. This million, and all of the Wu are all going to be mine.
Bronwyn: (sits down, then slips and falls into the toilet) Okay, who left the seat up?!
Suddenly, Chris blew a whistle. The contestants, now changed, all rushed back to the main room.
Thomas stood right in front of Chris and saluted him, "Reporting for duty, sir!"
Chris backed away. "Right. Anyway, I didn't think it'd happen this early, but the very first Wu has activated itself."
The contestants gasped, and Chris continued, "It's called the Mantis Flip Coin. Whoever uses it can, well, flip. Really awesomely. And to really high heights."
"What's that useful for?" Wally scoffed, "A gymnastics contest?"
Chris rolled his eyes and suddenly exited the room.
"Where are you going?" Alyssa asked.
Suddenly, the floor beneath the contestants disappeared, and all twenty-four of them were plummeting back down.
They landed in a pile at the base of a cliff. A large body of water sat before them.
Garrett sat up and brushed off his robe. "I didn't even realize we had taken off. Where are we?"
He looked around and saw Zane, sitting calmly off to the side, still intently reading his book. "Er..."
Chris appeared shortly after, descending with the use of a parachute. He landed and declared, "The Mantis Flip Coin is somewhere around here. If I were you, I'd try the sea. The first team to grab the Wu wins it. Since this is everyone's first time, I'll cut you all some slack. No one's getting eliminated tonight, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try to get that Wu!"
Blake emerged from the pile and gloated, "Well, my element is Water, so this shouldn't take very long." He jumped into the sea, then quickly surfaced back to the shore, chanting, "I see sharks, I see sharks, I see sharks!!"
Everyone immediately glared at Chris, who shrugged innocently. "What do you think, I put them there?"
A flashback sequence began with Chris standing by the shore, talking into a walkie-talkie.
"Alright, now, come a little closer..." Chris spoke, looking up at a cargo plane.
He asked, "What kind of sharks are these? .... No, I mean, will they tear a human to bits? ..... Perfect. Drop 'em!"
The plane released a number of vicious sharks into the water, then sped off.
As a test, Chris tossed a raw steak into the water.
After about five seconds, a shark spat the steak out back to Chris, returning nothing but the bare bones.
"I've out-done myself," Chris said, wiping a tear from the corner of his eye.
Returning to the actual challenge, Thomas looked at his team. "C'mon, Team Fire, we aren't gonna let a few sharks stop us from nabbing that Wu, are we?"
Hilda growled, "I have no fear of these 'sharks'!"
Thomas grinned. "That's the spirit!"
"Spirit?" Hilda gasped, looking around. "Where? Is it the spirit of my great-half-uncle? He was part-feline."
Eleanor immediately looked at her. "Feline?"
Hilda noticed Eleanor's contained excitement. "Felines appeal to you?"
"Are you kidding? I love them!" Eleanor exclaimed.
The two of them continued to chat, until Garrett separated them. "Alright, ladies, we've got a challenge to win."
Mia wondered, "Why do we have to win? We should come in second. Runner-ups are usually the most underrated people out there."
Garrett: I've been with my team for three minutes, and they've already managed to annoy me.
Team Water gathered in a circle to discuss their strategy.
Blake stated, "Well, I think that as team captain, we should--"
"Team captain?" Natalia, Raina, Bronwyn, and Scott asked in disbelief.
"I don't see anyone else stepping up to be a leader!" Blake argued. "Especially not him!"
He pointed to Zane, who was still reading his book as if nothing else in the world mattered.
Raina yelled, "Zane, you should join the rest of the team!"
Zane turned a page and continued reading.
"Water is our element," Scott stated, trying to direct the attention back to the challenge. "So this should be pretty easy. Maybe we can split up into two groups of three--or, well, one group of three and one group of two--to cover more ground and find the Wu. That way if we run into a shark, we're not alone."
Bronwyn agreed, "Good thinking."
Natalia echoed, "Yeah, you're so smart."
The two girls suddenly glared at each other, until Blake asked, "Well, what are we waiting for? Let's go!"
Team Earth stood by the cliff and conversed.
"I just got my hair done," Tina defended. "No way am I going in there."
Angelina glared at her in disbelief. "You're going in."
Tina gave Angelina an annoyed glance. "Did you not just hear me? I just got my hair done. Do you know what that means?" She looked at Angelina's hair. "Hm, probably not."
"What's that supposed to mean?!" Angelina snapped.
Bradley began, "Er, girls--"
Tina pointed to Angelina's hair and insulted, "Is that a mop on your scalp? I can't tell."
Russell and K.C. restrained Angelina from attacking Tina, and Bradley ordered, "Okay! Look! Guys! We have to settle down if we want to win this."
Angelina's arm broke free, and she tried to slap Tina, but instead knocked Bradley unconscious.
Fortunately, Team Wind was faring well. Maxwell asked, "Who here is a strong swimmer?"
"I guess I'm decent," Alyssa volunteered.
Wally puffed out his chest and answered, "I'm a great swimmer."
Maxwell looked to William, Alice, and Isadora, and received no reply. "Alright. Let's split up into pairs, then. I'll swim with William, Wally can swim with Alice, and Alyssa can swim with Isadora."
"Hop on my back, missy," Wally told Alice.
Alice folded her arms. "Um, what? No. You probably have back-ne."
"The heck is that?" Wally asked.
"Acne," Alice matter-of-factly answered, "on your back."
Wally shrugged. "Fine, your loss." He jumped into the water to search for the Wu, and Alice remained on the shore.
A bit to their left, Alyssa asked Isadora, "You can swim, right?"
Isadora gave no reply. "Um," Alyssa said, looking around for no reason, "Alright."
Alyssa: Isadora's a quiet girl. Really quiet. It kind of worries me.
Bronwyn, Natalia, and Scott decided to become one of Team Water's groups, and Blake and Raina as the other. The group of three didn't swim very far before encountering a vicious shark.
"Eek!" Bronwyn shrieked, swimming behind Natalia, who swam behind Scott, who awkwardly waved at the shark.
The shark snapped its jaws at Scott. In response, Scott made various punching and kicking movements to try to ward the shark off.
Bronwyn: What was that?!
Bronwyn playfully slapped Scott's shoulder, however, the shark cringed and swam away.
"That worked?!" Natalia gasped, before remembering she was underwater.
Scott and Bronwyn both looked at Natalia, who quickly swam up to the surface.
The two shrugged and continued searching for the Mantis Flip Coin.
Hilda and Eleanor both surfaced the water, gasping for air. Garrett and Thomas followed shortly after.
"I'm not the best at holding my breath down there," Garrett choked.
Eleanor stated, "Me neither."
Hilda and Thomas nodded in agreement, with Albert surfacing right in front of them. "I was not meant to do this," he thought aloud.
Garrett realized, "That's probably why we're on Team Fire. Water's our weakness."
"Makes sense," Eleanor frowned. "On a different note, where's Mia?"
Mia surfaced shortly after. "I can't find it anywhere. Not even with this scuba gear."
"Why'd you bring scuba gear with you...?" Albert asked, bewildered.
"It was for an outfit," Mia declared, "Then I realized I could use this in the challenge."
Mia: Don't look at me like that. Soon everyone's gonna be wearing scuba gear, while I'll have moved on to the next fashion statement. I'm ahead of the game, for, well, pretty much everything.
Chris noticed the contestants swimming, and grabbed his megaphone. In his worst impression of a pitiful person, he announced, "Oh, I'm sorry, did I say it'd be in the water? My apologies. I meant to say it's at the top of the cliff."
"WHAT?!" Every contestant gave Chris a deathly glare. He didn't even wince. "That's right. Get a move on, it's only a half-hour show, people."
Team Water was fairly far out into the sea. Blake groaned, "Is he serious?"
"Well, we're behind," Raina sighed. "Best get moving."
Team Earth and Team Wind made it back to the shore first, with Team Fire not too far behind.
"Alright, cliff-climbing," Wally excitedly stated, "Let's do this!"
He grabbed on to a groove in the cliffside and began to scale up the cliff, with the rest of his team following after him.
Team Earth reached the cliff seconds after, and Julie gasped. "Oh, no, they're going to get the Wu first! We've got to do something!"
Russell and Bradley began to climb up the cliff, despite with some trouble, and K.C. followed suit. He looked down and noticed Julie, Angelina, and Tina remaining on the shore. He asked, "Er, aren't you guys going to climb?"
"My nails," Tina off-handedly stated.
"These heels will not let me climb," Angelina defended.
Julie sobbed, "When I was little, my brother liked to climb cliffs! He fell off one day and broke his leg!"
Everyone in the vicinity - even members of Team Wind - gave her a compassionate glance, then resumed with the challenge.
"Oh, uh, okay," K.C. unsurely said, continuing to climb.
As the contestants climbed, William and Russell were nearly neck-and-neck, the two of them being not too far behind Wally.
William noted, "You're very persistent."
"Hey, competition is competition," Russell stated. "I mean, I don't play dirty. That's whack."
William: Despite his... lack of eloquency, I'd say Russell's quite a down-to-Earth person. Proper morals and manners. That's rare.
The two continued to chat, and Wally took notice. He missed a ledge and nearly fell off the cliff, then exhaled and continued climbing.
Russell realized, "Hang on, we aren't even on the same team."
"Haven't you ever heard the phrase 'friendly competition'?" William asked.
An annoyed Maxwell, whose pace was slowed down by their talking, snapped, "Ladies, if you're finished talking about the latest handbag to hit retail stores, there's a challenge to win."
Luckily, for Maxwell, Wally had reached the top of the cliff, and grabbed the Shen Gong Wu, which sat by itself at the top of the cliff.
"I... am.... awesome!!" Wally howled. "Woo!"
Chris spoke into his megaphone, "And, that's a wrap! Everyone back to the shore!"
Wally asked, "Er, Chris, how do I get dow--"
The ground underneath him suddenly broke off of the rest of the cliff, and he plummeted down to the sandy shore.
Chris stated, "Team Wind wins the very first challenge!"
Wally, now in a wheelchair, beamed, and flashed the coin to everyone.
"Congrats on nabbing the Mantis Flip Coin for your team!" Chris added. "In second place, we have Team Earth. Team Fire gets third place, and Team Water wins the honor of last place, for getting too far into the water! How ironic is that, getting screwed over by your own element!"
Blake groaned, "Maybe if we actually had our complete team participating..." He shot Zane a glare. Zane was still in the same position he was before the challenge even started.
Chris rolled his eyes. "Excuses, excuses. Luckily for you guys, no one's getting eliminated on the first day. Because I'm just that nice."
After a short pause, he set off a bullhorn into his megaphone. "Now, get back into the D.O.J.O.!"
The contestants scattered off, and Chris laughed. "Ah, I love my job." He turned to the camera. "You've witnessed a small sample of what's in store for these teens as they travel all around the world for these Wu. With a whopping twenty-four contestants, something good is bound to be in store with every episode. Tune in next time to see more laughs, more pain, and best of all, more total drama. Only on Total.... Drama.... Showdown!"
Chapter Two: The Hunt for the Third-Armed MasterKgman04
Chris exited the confessional and waved to the camera. "Yo, what's up? Last time on Total Drama Showdown, we met our twenty-four not-so-eager contestants. In teams of six, based on their natural elements, their task is to pinpoint and collect all of the Legendary Mystic Supernatural Shen Gong Wu - I really need to stop wasting my breath saying all of that. In our very first challenge, enemies were established, friends were made, and bones were broken! What's in store for our chosen ones this time? Find out, only on this episode of Total... Drama... Showdown!"
In the long line which wrapped around an entire room, the contestants impatiently stood, holding trays. The room was nearly empty except for four tables that were barely off the ground.
The line began in front of a counter, with Chef Hatchet lecturing the contestants. "A'ight. This is how it's gon' be. I make the food. Y'all take the food, y'all sit down with the food, and y'all eat the food. No 'if's', 'and's', or--"
"But," Maxwell interrupted, "What if one of us is allergic to an ingredient contained in the food, and--"
Chef roared, "Boy, what did I just say?!" He calmed down and took a scoop of what seemed to be mashed potatoes, and tossed it on Raina's plate.
Raina shrugged. "Hm, mashed potatoes. Not really a breakfast-food, but, it'll do."
"Mashed potatoes?" Chef snickered. "Uh, yeah, mashed potatoes."
The line continued until it got to Tina. She asked, "Um, do you have anything without any carbs, sugar, or fat?"
Chef pointed to a sink in the back of the kitchen. "Water."
"Oh," Tina frowned, before Chef placed a noticeably larger scoop of "mashed potatoes" on her tray.
William uncomfortably folded his legs to be able to sit down and eat on the low-lying tables. Wally, still in a wheelchair, wheeled himself over to his team's table.
Alyssa worriedly asked, "How long do you think you're going to have to be in that?"
"He fell off a cliff," Alice coldly reminded her. "It's gonna take a while."
Wally attempted to eat a spoonful of mashed potatoes, but it slipped out of his hands and landed on the floor beside Maxwell.
"I'm fine!" Wally insisted. He tried to flex his biceps, but a loud "crack" was heard, followed by him slowly lowering his arms. The rest of his team sighed.
Maxwell: Am I worried? A bit. Wally's a jerk, and an idiot, and he smells, and his hairline's a bit crooked, but he's our best player. I don't know how we're going to make it through these next few challenges if they're all about strength.
Over in Team Water's table, the six members were completely silent while eating their breakfast. Finally, Zane looked up from his book.
Blake noticed. "Did you finally finish reading?"
Zane nodded, and his team breathed a sigh of relief. Then, Zane stated, "But that was the best manga ever! Okay, look at this page."
He flipped through this book, then once he found the correct page, shoved it in Bronwyn's face. "Read it!"
"Er," Bronwyn hesitated, looking at the foreign characters, "I... I don't..."
Zane scoffed and slid the book to Natalia. "Look, look, look!"
Natalia defended, "I don't read Chinese!"
Zane gasped and glared at her. She corrected, "... Korean?"
He nearly fainted before Natalia realized, "Wait, Japanese!"
"Even I knew that," Blake said.
Tina sat down with the rest of Team Earth, and slowly pushed her tray away from herself. "I think I'll skip breakfast today."
Angelina gave Tina a once-over. "Isn't that what you say everyday?"
The rest of the team gasped. Tina took a spoonful of her food and flicked it at Angelina. She missed, and instead the food flew into the confessional.
Bronwyn: I mean, I know it's only been two days, but he's so-- (a mass of food hits the side of her head and she falls off of the toilet)
Angelina asked in disbelief, "Was that supposed to hit me?"
"What do you think?" Tina retorted. The two girls continued to argue before Thomas, at Team Fire's table, turned around and barked, "Will you two shut up?"
The girls stared each other down as they returned to their seats. Bradley awkwardly cleared his throat and motioned for the rest of the team to go back to eating.
Eleanor and Hilda sat side-by-side. Hilda licked her lips as she ate a spoonful. "Thith meal," she commented with her mouth full, "ith the food offuh the rich classth!"
"What?" Eleanor blinked. She noticed her food and thought, "My cats would love this."
She stealthily picked up her tray and snuck back to her room.
"Where's she going?" Garrett asked. He shook his head, then began to reluctantly eat his food. He noticed Thomas doing something with his food.
Thomas finished, then slid his tray to the center of the table. "Ta-da!" He turned the mound of mashed potatoes into a flattened skull-and-crossbones.
Garrett winced. "Playing with your food? Really?" Conversely, the rest of the team resisted in holding back laughs.
"Oh, lighten up, grandpa," Thomas said, putting his arm around Garrett.
"I'm not being a 'grandpa,'" Garrett defended, taking Thomas's arm off of him. "You're being a two-year-old."
He stormed off before Thomas could say anything. Mia mumbled, "Touchy."
Chris entered the dining area and announced, "We've got a new Wu on the loose. It's called the Third-Arm Sash. Looks just like a regular belt, but when used, it's basically a giant... third arm."
"That sounds kinda gross," Tina commented.
Angelina called out, "Just like your face!"
Chris interrupted the two and warned, "Anyway, get ready to be, er, 'deposited,' hehe. We're approaching it."
The two girls glared at each other, and the rest of the contestants slowly backed away.
Tina: Drama queen.
Angelina: (noticeably angrier) Attention-grabber!
Tina: (also angrier) Super-freak!
Angelina: (infuriated) Stupid little (very long "bleep")
Tina: (agitated beyond belief) Dumb, annoying, (an even longer "bleep")
As Tina stormed out of the confessional, Raina, Alyssa, and Bronwyn, who were standing outside of it, looked at each other in surprise.
Julie teared up. "Why can't we all just get along like we did when we were younger? I wish we could just bake, like, a giant pie, and fill it with all of our bad feelings, then just toss it off a--"
Before she could finish, the ground underneath them disappeared, and all of the contestants were sent down.
They landed in a jungle area, in front of an abandoned dojo. Julie muttered, "... plane."
The D.O.J.O. landed beside them. Chris hopped out of it and stated, "The Third-Arm Sash lies right in there." He pointed to the abandoned dojo.
Blake skeptically asked, "So, you're telling me that all we have to do is go in there and get it?"
Chris shrugged. The contestants all charged toward the dojo, including Wally, who wheeled himself as fast as he could.
As soon as they opened the door, they froze. The dojo was completely empty, save for a cloaked figure sitting down cross-legged on the floor.
Wrapped around the figure's waist was the coveted Third-Arm Sash. Scott looked around the room and walked toward the figure. "Er, if you don't mind..." He reached for the Third-Arm Sash. The figure suddenly looked up, grabbed his wrist, and literally threw Scott back to the crowd of teenagers.
"Who dares to enter?" the figure barked.
Chris poked his head into the dojo. "Yeah. It's not that easy. Everyone, meet Master Tung."
"Tongue?" Thomas snickered. Master Tung frowned. He yelled, "Third-Arm Sash!" The Wu glowed and extended toward Thomas, then slapped him repeatedly.
Chris continued normally. "You've got to snatch the Third-Arm Sash off of his waist without him beating the pulp out of you. That probably won't happen." The rest of the contestants grumbled. "So, have fun!"
Master Tung glared at the crowd of frightened contestants. He declared, "Which of you weaklings would like to challenge me first?"
Everyone stepped aside and looked around at each other. No one wanted to be within a twenty-foot radius of Master Tung. Russell slowly raised his hand.
"You wish to challenge me?" Master Tung asked in surprise.
Russell's eyes widened. "Uh, no! Just, er, can we talk with our teams for a second?"
Master Tung folded his arms. "You may confer."
Team Earth gathered together. Bradley asked, "So, who here is the strongest?"
"Maybe it's Angelina, with her man-shoulders," Tina muttered.
K.C. snapped, "Tina, cool it, we've got a challenge to focus on."
Julie suddenly looked at K.C. and realized, "Hm, I think K.C. has the best chance."
"Er," K.C. hesitated, "Do you really think so?"
Julie giggled, "Of course you do!" Bradley became slightly annoyed. He shrugged, then loudly said, "Alright, then. Let's see K.C. take on Master Tung."
Everyone turned to Team Earth in surprise, causing K.C. to blush. "Oh, uh, hehe..."
K.C.: (writing on paper clearly labeled "Will") To my little sister, I leave my MP3 player. And to my dog, I leave my room. Canines need luxury, too.
Master Tung stood still as K.C. approached him. Master Tung cracked his neck, back, and shoulder in preparation.
K.C. cracked one of his knuckles. "Oh, ow." Team Earth groaned.
"So, like," K.C. prompted, "Do I need to bow or something? Or do they just do that in the movies?"
Master Tung rolled his eyes and approached K.C. menacingly.
K.C. balled up his fists, closed his eyes, and charged. "Graaaaah!"
"Er," Master Tung hesitated. He stepped aside, and K.C. continued charging until he ran through a pillar.
He assured, "Uhhh, I'm okay!"
The now unstabilized roof collapsed on Master Tung. The contestants gasped.
"Do... do we win?" Tina asked, unsure. Master Tung quickly emerged from the ruins, and shook his head. "Try again."
Team Wind huddled together and began to whisper. Maxwell stated, "Well, since he's obviously tougher than we thought, I think we've got to take him down as a group. We'll wear him down and just try our best."
"... Seriously?" Alice asked in disbelief.
Maxwell defended, "Do you have any better ideas? I don't think so."
Wally excitedly cheered, "Alright, let's do this!" He fiercely wheeled himself toward Master Tung.
"A bionic weapon?" Master Tung said teasingly. He effortlessly jumped over Wally, who wheeled himself into another on of the dojo's pillars.
Alyssa and Isadora stampeded toward Master Tung. Alyssa cried, "Hee-yaaaaaah!"
She attempted to swing a punch at his chest, and suddenly, a gust of wind blew him backward.
"... Whoa," Alyssa gasped, staring at her fist. Master Tung took the opportunity to grab Alyssa and Isadora's arms and toss them backward.
Alyssa: (still looking at her fist in awe) What the heck was that? It was like... a punched... typhoon of some sort.
After Team Wind's failed attempt, Team Water gathered together.
"We should split up," Scott suggested. "Like, two groups of three, then attack from both sides."
Blake scoffed, "Yeah, no. That's the same thing you said for the last challenge, and we would've been sent to elimination."
Bronwyn snapped, "He's just trying to help!"
Everyone looked at her. Raina broke the silence by suggesting, "I recommend sending in one of our weaker players. If Master Tung underestimates the fighter, maybe we'll pull through."
Raina: I don't know, benefit of the doubt?
Zane folded his arms. "So, what are you trying to say? You want to send yourself in?"
Raina looked at him in irritation. "Er, no, if anyone should be sent in, it should be you."
"Yeah, you haven't done a thing so far!" Natalia realized.
Blake shoved Zane toward Master Tung. "Have fun!"
Master Tung gave Zane a once-over and laughed. "Have you run out of ideas?"
Zane shrugged and paced around. "It was her idea."
"I shall give you a free hit," Master Tung taunted. "Go ahead." He playfully placed a small target board on his cheek. "Come and get it."
Zane uncomfortably shifted around in place. "I'm not a very violent person..."
"Oh, come on!" Blake complained from the door. "Just punch the dude!"
After a few seconds, Zane sat down on the floor. "I can't do it."
The contestants booed. "Weak!"
Hilda suddenly had two black bars underneath her eyes. She forced a team huddle. "Here is the layout of our attack."
Eleanor asked, "Er, Hilda, when did you put Black Out underneath your eyes?"
"Now," Hilda said, ignoring Eleanor, "We shall flank the enemy. Three enemies on the left side, and three enemies on the right side. Then, we attack!"
Thomas simplified, "So, it's just an ambush?"
"Essentially," Mia nodded indifferently. "An overused plan, but it works in this case."
Garrett suddenly ordered, "Let's have Albert, Mia, and I on the right, and Eleanor, Hilda, and Thomas on the left."
Albert excitedly stated, "I always have been more of a right-hand man."
The contestants assumed their positions and stared down Master Tung.
"Surrounding the enemy," Master Tung commented. "Good strategy.
Scott punched Blake's shoulder. "See, I told you we should've done that!"
Master Tung added, "But it shall not work!"
Hilda went on a rampage and began wildly flailing her arms at Master Tung. He simply avoided her limp limbs and tripped her over.
Eleanor approached him slowly. "I wish I had my cats to attack," she hesitantly stated, before giving a pitiful slap. She ran away shortly after.
"Alright, let's do this," Albert growled. "It's my duty to take you down!"
Before Albert could pounce, the Third-Arm Sash was suddenly ripped off of Master Tung's waist.
Everyone gasped and turned around to see Garrett with the Third-Arm Sash in his hands. Garrett smugly nodded. "I think we win."
"Hey, that's not fair!" Bronwyn accused. "He didn't even lay a finger on him!"
Chris noted, "I just said you had to get the belt off him. No rules against it! Team Fire wins the challenge, and the Third-Arm Sash!"
Team Fire cheered, with the exception of Albert. "Aw, I was so close to beating the snot out of him!"
Master Tung gave Albert a menacing glare, when Alyssa suddenly spoke up. "So, which teams placed where?"
"Well," Chris began, "Second place goes to Team Wind, for not being dumb enough to send one person out. And in third place we have... Team Earth!"
Team Earth howled as Team Water groaned, and Chris added, "Team Water! Last place. Again. And this time, you'll be voting off one of your own teammates! Cast your votes in the confessional, and I'll catch you all at the first Banishing Ceremony!"
In the dining area, as the contestants poked at their seemingly-moving dinner, Team Water discussed amongst themselves.
"I think we should just be open as a team and say who we want to go home," Scott suggested. "Honesty makes for a good team."
Blake agreed, "Yeah, so I'll start. I think we should vote off Zane for flaking out in the challenge!"
A few murmurs went around the table, and Zane defended, "I didn't even want to go! It was all Raina's idea!"
"That's true," Natalia pointed out. "Raina did suggest that Zane be the one to fight Master Tung. Pretty dumb decision."
Raina gave Natalia an annoyed glance. "I was just throwing out a suggestion and you all went along with it."
It was silent at the table for a while before Bronwyn stood up. "Well, we've got to go cast our votes."
The six members of Team Water sat on the bleachers provided for the Banishing Ceremony. All of them wore their traditional robes for the elimination, with their obligatory belts wrapped around their waists.
Chris entered the room and stood behind a podium. "Alright, Team Water, welcome to Total Drama Showdown's first Banishing Ceremony! Here, one of you will have your Belt of Life removed. Whichever person that is has to take the Pathway of Shame, followed by the Drop of Shame, and can never, ever, ever return to the show."
He leaned into the contestants. "Ever."
"So," he stated, less menacing than before, "If you hear your name called out, that means you're safe, and you can stay for another day. Scott!"
Scott breathed a sigh of relief.
"Bronwyn and Natalia!"
The two girls cheered, then noticed each other and quickly stopped.
Chris looked at the three remaining players individually.
Scott: Who did I vote for? Well, everyone brought up good points at dinner, but it all comes down to what's best for the team.
Natalia: I voted for Raina. She's the one who picked Zane to fight the ninja-guy. Whatever he was.
Bronwyn: Scott and I talked it over, and, well, we decided that the group comes before the individual.
Blake nearly yelped, but quickly contained himself.
Blake: Zane, duh.
"Raina, Zane, one of you will be eliminated tonight. The eliminated contestant will have their Belt of Life removed from their robe and must leave Total Drama Showdown at once!"
The two gulped.
"And can never come back, ever."
"And, the loser is..."
An annoyingly long dramatic paused with even more dramatic music followed.
"Zane! Time to go."
Zane stood up and shrugged. "I wasn't fit for this competition anyway. I guess everyone's happy now!"
Chris stood up and yanked off the Belt of Life from Zane's blue robe and threw a dilapidated parachute sack at him. "Have a nice drop!"
"This is absurd," Zane finished, before taking the Drop of Shame. "Aaaaaaaaaaah!"
Chris turned to the camera. "And that concludes episode numero dos of Total Drama Showdown. What Wu will these kids encounter next time? Will Team Water stop sucking so much? And where will we travel to next? All on the next episode of Total.... Drama.... Showdown!"
Chapter Three: Lotus TempleBbhinton15
Chris popped in front of the camera with his arms up. "Last time, on Total Drama Showdown: we introduced our teams to Master Tung, an insane martial arts master who spends his days in an abandoned dojo. The challenge was to nab the Third-Arm Sash off of him, and let's just say, these kids didn't do a very good job at it. I mean, they all had their own way to get it and each failed miserably. That is, until Garrett actually thought to just snatch the Sash off of him. Don't look at me, I didn't say that was against the rules! Anyway, Team Water did the worst job out of the four teams and they kicked out Zane in our first-ever Banishment Ceremony for not participating in the challenge and doing nothing but read manga. Seems like someone could have done a better job. Ah, well, it cost him one... million... dollars! Let's see what's in store for the remaining few right here, right now on Total... Drama... Showdown!"
After the theme song ended, a few of the teams were all seen in their respective bedrooms, with the camera in Team Water's room.
Raina arose from her bench, rubbing her eyes. "Ugh, that wasn't comfortable. My vertebral column is killing me."
Scott was seen lying on his back, as he strummed his guitar and played a bad note after hearing Raina, who threw him off. "Your what?"
"My vertebral column, my back," Raina responded, rubbing her back. This caused Scott to nod his head in understanding. "Ohhh, that's nice."
Raina got up from her bench and continued rubbing her back. "I don't see how that's nice because it hurts a lot, but--" She was cut off by Scott, who started to strum his guitar even louder, not listening. "-- Oh, okay, then." was her response. She walked out of the room and headed toward the dining area.
Scott continued to strum his guitar at a moderate volume, which caused Bronwyn, near him, to wake up with a smile.
"That's a cute song," Bronwyn yawned. "Does it have a name?" Hearing Bronwyn's voice, Natalia's eyes immediately opened as she turned to see her talking to Scott.
Scott smiled, "Heh, it's not really a song, it's more of a melody I like to play because it reminds me of my dad. You know, he taught me how to play guitar. He's made me the person I am today. I sure do miss him." Natalia jumped off her bench and walked over to Scott.
"Aww, you poor person," she said to him with her hands locked. "Here, why don't you tell me all about it?" She sat near Scott's legs and looked deeply into his eyes.
"Nah, that's okay," Scott laughed. Natalia copied his laugh in a jokingly way, "You're so modest! You can talk to me."
"... doesn't want to." was heard in Bronwyn's direction.
Natalia cupped her ear with her hand and leaned into Bronwyn's face, "I'm sorry, what was that?" Bronwyn lied, "Oh, nothing!"
"You think you're slick, don't you?" Natalia said in a bit of an angered voice.
Scott stopped strumming. "Girls?" As they continued to bicker, a zoom-out showed Blake, standing by the doorway who looked out the corner of his eye and listened to the two. The small argument caused him to roll his eyes as he left and headed for the confessional.
Blake: I'm not used to this "losing" thing. No, I don't do that. Up to this day, I've never done that! And it's already happened twice, we're down 2-nothing! I feel diseased. And I'm also sure it's because of this lame element team I'm on. (referring to Bronwyn and Natalia) If they could get their eyes on the ball and off of Scott for a few seconds, maybe something will happen... like me winning!
Blake exited the confessional and bumped into Alyssa, who was walking to the dining hall; both fell to the floor.
"Hey, watch where you're going!" Blake responded. He brushed himself off with his hands and continued to the mess hall as Alyssa took a bit longer to get up, "Rude."
Back in Team Earth's area, the contestants were seen relaxing. Bradley was seen, using his skateboard as a pillow and snoring away. Angelina finished applying her makeup when Bradley let out a huge snore that shook the room. The shake caused Angelina to apply lipstick onto her right cheek. She turned around and faced the others, "Ugh! Someone wake him up!" The rest of Team Earth looked at Angelina and laughed wholeheartedly.
Russell winked at Angelina, "Going out for a night on the town?" She sarcastically replied, "Yeah, with you. I'll take you for the ride of your life." Russell immediately gasped and smiled.
Russell: (puts on giant shades) ... She wants it.
Angelina wiped the lipstick smear off of her face as Bradley continued to snore. "Ew, he's so loud." Tina shifted her eyes at Angelina. "The only thing that's loud right now is that crusty outfit you're wearing. Whose grave did you have to dig up to get that thing?"
Angelina retorted, "This happens to be an outfit made of the finest materials of the world! Once I get out there, everyone is gonna wanna get some of this! If you wanna talk bad outfits, I thought you were wearing a badly-groomed sheepskin when you dragged in here!" Both girls locked eyes on each other, making K.C. and Julie uncomfortable.
"Guys, getting along is so easy. Why can't we--" Julie was cut off by both girls, "Nobody asked you!" K.C. was uncomfortably biting his lip but, after a few seconds, raised his index finger as if he was struck with an idea of inspiration.
"Everyone, we just have to learn to be truthful!" K.C. happily stated and began pointing at everyone. "I mean, let's just get past everything and put all of this out in the open. Russell, you wouldn't be as cool as you think you are if we put you in Chef's freezer and Angelina, you and Tina both look and smell like wet porpoises."
As they all gasped, K.C. smiled, "Now, can we all just be friends?" Julie began laughing as the rest of Team Earth gave K.C. a menacing glare. He then covered his mouth with one hand and, afterward, slapped his forehead and mouthed the word 'stupid'.
"Whatever," Angelina said, taking her camera out. She began snapping multiple shots, "I'm self-glamorous." Bradley finally rolled over, yawned happily, and smacked his lips, "Morning, guys--"
"Or self-absorbed, whatever comes first," Tina prompted. Angelina gave Tina an 'I'm watching you' look.
Bradley rolled his eyes and turned back over, "And, goodnight again."
In the dining area, Team Wind, now with Alyssa, walked in to see Raina and Team Fire already in and eating.
"Wow, you guys wake up early." Alyssa commented, rolling Wally into the area. Thomas heard this, "Oh, this is nothing! I'm used to waking up at 3 in the morning for breakfast! And it only lasted 5 minutes. We ate fast."
"You've got some pounds there, it definitely shows," Maxwell whispered to William, making him laugh. Thomas heard the laughter but thought nothing of it. Alyssa wheeled Wally up to a table where Team Wind would be sitting. Isadora was following close behind Alyssa.
"Alright, you stay here and watch Wally while I go get some stuff to snack on," Alyssa asked Isadora. She shook her head as Alyssa was leaving. Isadora looked over at Wally who growled at her. Maxwell walked over to the table also and saw the scared expression on Isadora's face, "Don't be scared of this brute. He's on our side." Maxwell then began patting Wally and sarcastically said, "Plus, he's nothing but a big teddy bear." Angered, Wally grabbed his hand and clenched with force, causing Maxwell to shriek and run out of the dining area.
Alice noticed this and went over to Wally. "Why did you do that? Have some respect, he's our teammate! A runt, but our teammate!" Wally had shifty eyes, "He touched me."
Alice slammed her hands on the table, "Oh, no! Someone call the RCMP! Poor Wally got touched! Man, we're supposed to be working together, not getting mad over someone patting your back! Ugh!" She stormed off and stood behind Alyssa and William in order to get food, leaving the rest of her team stunned over what just happened.
Alice: What? This team needs to get whipped into shape! Sure, we may have that Mantis Flip Coin thanks to him but that's no reason for him to feel like he's the Big Man on Campus! We need to win more!
Over at the front of the line, Chef served Garrett an unknown, yellow dish. After staring at it for a few seconds, a spider crawled out of the substance, which caused Garrett to gasp.
"I got it!" Chef shouted a battle cry and, with a hammer, began pounding the plate. After finishing, Garrett's dish was virtually all over his face. Chef confirmed Garrett after seeing the dead spider was all that was left on Garrett's shattered plate, "I got it."
Garrett sighed, "Can you get this stuff off of me?" Albert and the other members of Team Wind in the line began to laugh. Chef screamed at Garrett, "Sit down!" He got out of the line and began looking for a cloth of some sort but was distracted when all the pieces of the dish on his face began crawling down him and back onto the plate as one large mass again.
"Nice," he said to himself. He, then, noticed Albert sit next to Mia at the Team Fire table.
Mia was poking her dish with a fork.
Albert sat next to her, "The gods aren't saying anything about eating this."
Mia stared at her fork, "They don't exist." At that point, their dishes physically tried to crawl away.
"No way that's kosher," Albert wondered.
"It's food that crawls to you instead of you having to pick it up--that's attractive. The food of the future," Mia was fascinated. She, then, lowered her head onto the table with her mouth open as the food crawled in. Albert looked at her, shrugged his shoulders, and did it himself alongside Mia.
Hilda was sitting next to them and stopped talking to Eleanor. She noticed Albert and Mia, "Is this an American custom?" Eleanor, covered in fur, answered. "No, I'm not sure what they're doing. They aren't sophisticated people like we are." As she said that, many of the hairs she was covered in fell to the ground behind her.
Garrett saw Albert and Mia eating and decided to eat with them.
"So, how are you guys?" Garrett asked, sitting in between Albert and Mia.
With her mouth full, Mia responded, "Mrrrrr nrrr hrrrng hurrrrrr murrrs murr?"
Garrett looked confused, "... What?" Albert raised an eyebrow.
Mia finished eating her dish and easily caught onto Garrett, "Are you trying to get us into an alliance of some sort?"
With a more believable tone, Garrett gasped. "What?!" Mia continued, "I'm not repeating myself again. 3 is too popular these days."
"It is, 2 has been predicted to be my lucky number just for that reason," Albert agreed.
"Well, no," Garrett tried to play off. "I was just trying to start idle conversation. Alliances never work anyway."
Mia snooted, "I could prove you wrong in 3 ways, each in 4 different languages. But, that requires effort that you're not gonna get from me."
"3 ways?" Thomas asked. "In 4 different languages?" Hilda wondered. Mia stayed quiet.
"Well?" Eleanor said.
Mia looked up, "What? I've already answered that and posted it. Why would I have to do it again? Repetition isn't cool anymore; look at today's music." The rest of her team looked at her in discomfort while Team Water walked in, with Blake leading them. Blake stood at the doorway in a superior pose and his eyes closed. A few seconds passed, Blake said out loud, "Well?"
"We're not doing it," Bronwyn scolded him as she bumped into him trying to get into the dining area, causing her to trip and fall.
"Anyone??" Blake shouted to his teammates, as he continued to hold the pose.
"No." "Not happening." Natalia and Scott said as they also went in.
A bit angered, Blake shouted, "Fine, I'll do it myself!" He imitated a horn and announced a message. "Now entering Chef Hatchet's dining area, the cool, the witty, the wise, you know 'im, you love 'im, it's Blake!!" He began bowing immediately. "Thank you, thank you, I'm so honored to grace you with my presence."
Alyssa, coming back to Team Wind's table with William, put her tray down and pity-clapped for Blake.
"Thank you very much, kind--" At that point, the D.O.J.O. began plummeting and was headed for an angled nosedive. As he was bowing, Blake fell and rolled into Chef Hatchet.
"What's going on!?" Eleanor looked to anyone for answers.
Bronwyn, on the floor, slid and hit Eleanor's chair, "I think we're going down!"
"We can't be going down!" Russell shouted out, "There's so many things I haven't gotten to do, yo!" At that point, Team Earth slid into the dining area due to the nosedive.
Julie yelled in fetal position, "We're all gonna die!!"
"I lived a good life," Mia noted, tinkering with her nails in an uncaring fashion. "I haven't! I hadn't gotten a boyfriend yet!" Natalia screamed. At that point, Bradley and his skateboard slid down and hit her legs.
Natalia looks at him and seductively whines, "Oh... Heyyyy."
Alice's hair was in her face, "Great! Now I have to die today! Could it get any worse!?"
"I wouldn't think so," Chris was standing in the dining area entrance.
"Chris!?" everyone exclaimed. At that point, the D.O.J.O. crashed onto an sandy, unmarked beach.
The door to the D.O.J.O. opened as everyone began scrambling out. Whining from everyone was heard.
Chris came out after everyone walked in front of the group, "Welcome, everyone, to your third challenge, believe it or not!"
"Couldn't we have gotten there without almost being killed?" Julie asked. Chris responded, "That's a good question, Julie. You see, just then, two Wu revealed themselves, both in the same general location! And, at that point, that's when I realized that they were both on this beach that we were about to pass over. So, using my great, wise intellect, I figured that the only way that we could make it would be to go into a nosedive! Turns out, I was right, as usual."
Raina spoke out, "But you could have terminated us!"
"Well." Chris said in a smart-aleck tone, "Stuff like that is great for the ratings and, plus, I'm insured... you guys, not so much." He waved papers in their faces, which caused most of the group to roll their eyes.
Chris continued, "Anyway, like I was saying, two W-- Wait." He did a quick head-count. "We've only had one elimination, not two. You guys are missing someone."
"Great observation," Maxwell taunted Chris.
"Speaking of observations," Chris looked at Maxwell's hand. "What happened there?"
Maxwell looked at his banged-up hand, "Oh. Our corporeal, tenacious biker-teammate thought it would be fun to see me in --"
"Oh, my gosh!" Alyssa cut him off. "Wally!" She ran toward the D.O.J.O, and went back in, as she realized he was still in there. Only Wally's hand was seen as the rest of his body was covered by his wheelchair that toppled over him during the crash onto the beach.
The scene switched; Alyssa wheeled Wally back out into the beachgrounds.
Chris began laughing, "He's still in a wheelchair?"
Wally: (bandaged and in a wheelchair) It's not my fault. If that cliff hadn't caved in on me. Ugh! (punches injured leg by accident) Aaaaaaaaaaaaah-- (confessional cut off)
"Anyway, now that we're all here, as I was saying earlier, two Wu have revealed themselves to me. The first one is called the Jetbootsu!" Chris announced.
"The Jet Boot-who?" K.C. asked.
Chris raised an eyebrow, "Bootsu. BootSU."
"Ew," Angelina yelled out. "Boots are so disgusting! Unless they look fetch. Those are the only kind I like. My dad wears boots that are, like, green and black. So gross!"
Chris put his hand over Angelina's mouth, "Yes, but these are no ordinary boots! Whoever wears these boots are able to defy gravity in any way, shape, or form!"
"'Way, shape, or form'?" Garrett repeated, "Is there a difference?"
Maxwell raised his index finger, "In fact, there is, it--" Chris interrupted them, "Uhh, this is my show! And there's definitely not enough time for a lesson! Anyway, the first Wu can be found in The Lotus Temple behind me. The Lotus Temple is filled with many booby traps. But before you can get into the dreaded Lotus Temple, you must first climb... the Endless Staircase." The camera panned to show a huge temple sitting in the sky with the only way of getting into it being the lengthy staircase. "At the top of this staircase, you should find the Jetbootsu and I will give you further instruction to get the second Wu revealed. Any questions!?"
Wally demanded to know, "What about me?! I can't climb steps!"
"Yeeeeeeah, about that," Chris told him. He faced Team Wind. "Looks like you guys are gonna have to get the Jetbootsu without Wally! Hope you guys don't need strength while you're in there!" The rest of Team Wind immediately began groaning.
The scene switched to show each of the teams huddled, each talking about their plans. Team Fire, however, was at the starting line.
Team Wind gathered together. Alyssa spoke out, "Guys, do you remember when we were battling Master Tung for the Third-Arm Sash? Something weird happened."
William looked puzzled, "Did Shakespeare come to you in a vision, too?!"
"Er, no." Alyssa flailed her arms everywhere, "When I tried punching him, I didn't hit him. Some weird wind power knocked him away from me."
"Whoa, are you kidding me?" Maxwell seemed interested. Alice looked annoyed at Alyssa, "What are you trying to say? We need to be focused on this challenge!"
"That's what I'm saying, Alice," Alyssa retorted. "Maybe the other teams don't know about this yet. We could use this to our advantage! It's easy from what I got out of it!"
Alyssa was shown doing hand motions as Team Water started talking about what the team would do.
Scott noticed Alyssa's motions, "Is she doing some new dance over there?"
"Before we can worry about Alyssa," Raina interjected and pushed her glasses up. "We gotta figure out what we're gonna do!"
"Right!" Bronwyn agreed. She looked at her team, "So who's fastest?" Blake stood up, "Well, I don't mean to brag but--"
"Here we go," Natalia rolled her eyes.
Blake ignored Natalia "--I just so happen to be a Junior Olympic track star." Everyone seemed to not care about what Blake was saying as he continued, "I am a great runner, got good reflexes, and I'm particularly skilled at stair-stepping!"
Raina corrected him, "Hey, wait a minute there! Stair-stepping isn't an Olympic event!" Scott embraced Raina, "No matter. He seems very passionate about it. I like that in a person. Blake, how about we carry these ladies up the steps?"
Seeing another opportunity, Blake agreed, "Sounds like a plan!"
"Oooh! Dibs on Scott!" Natalia wrapped her hands around Scott's arm. Bronwyn looked annoyed but didn't say anything.
Scott put his hand up to signal everyone, "Okay, here's my plan..."
Bradley was leading Team Earth's discussion, "So, are we all just gonna sprint up there? I wish this was board-accessible."
K.C. raised his hand, "Wouldn't that just slow us down?" Bradley shook his head, "Maybe you're right."
"Can't we all just pile on Angelina? I mean, look at her. Those legs were built for speed! Arf!" Tina barked. Both of them locked eyes again.
"With a team like this, everything's hopeless," Julie whimpered. K.C. shook his head, "Guys! Focus! We can do this! We're Team Earth! The strongest!"
"He's right, you know," Bradley agreed. "We can do this! Now judging by just looks, I would say that I'm probably the fastest. More agile. I'm always on my skateboard so my legs are basically insured."
Julie wondered out loud, "What about the rest of us? It's still partially hopeless. I don't like running, it makes me sweat irregularly." Everyone looked at Julie and K.C. put his hand on her shoulder, "No worries! I'm sure Bradley could carry you!"
"I could?" Bradley asked out loud accidentally. "Oh! I could! The rest of you are fine, right?" After getting everyone to agree, the team clapped all at once while saying the word 'Break'.
"Let's get those legs working! You'll need them." Chris went to the side of the Endless Staircase as the teams gathered at the starting step. For Team Water, Scott was carrying Raina and Natalia and Blake was carrying Bronwyn. On Team Wind and Team Fire were each member scattered out throughout the starting line, and Team Earth had everyone scattered out except for Bradley, who was holding up Julie. Chris took out his airhorn and shouted "GO!"
Everyone began running up the stairs; Mia took a different approach and walked up the stairs and Isadora stayed at the base and didn't budge. Garrett looked back to see Mia walking, "Mia, what are you doing!?"
"Not running. After everyone else started doing it, I felt like I'd be part of the crowd. I'll get up there another way." Mia answered. Garrett looked confused and grunted as he passed Alyssa, who also stopped to see Isadora not budging. Alyssa went back down.
Alice stopped herself, "Alyssa! What are you doing!? The boots are that way! Get up here now!"
Alyssa waved at Alice, "I'll just be a couple minutes!" Alice raised her voice a bit, "Did I stutter!? Now! Not in a few minutes, not after you go back down! Now, girl!"
Alyssa: I chose to ignore Alice, she's been complaining all day anyway. I think there's something wrong with Isadora. And, since nobody else is trying to help her, I think it's up to me!
"Hey," Alyssa tried to talk to Isadora, "Is something wrong?" Isadora ignored her. Alyssa tried again, "Do you know what the challenge is?"
Chris poked his head in between them, "Of course she knows what the challenge is, but just in case she doesn't, how about we give her a little encouragement?!" Chris pointed to the D.O.J.O. and out came a bear. Alyssa and Isadora immediately screamed; Alyssa threw Isadora on her back and ran up the steps.
"Awesome!!" Chris shouted as the bear stopped at the base of the Temple.
She noticed that the rest of the competitors were a little over halfway there, "Man, they move fast!"
"Alyssa!" Maxwell shouted out to her. "NOW!"
"Got it!" she pulled out a coin. "Mantis Flip Coin!" Alyssa flipped the coin, caught it and instantly, she and Isadora began flipping up the steps, screaming along the way, and landed in front of the pack.
William cheered behind her. Alice kept hopping up the steps, "It's about time you did something useful!"
Team Water, who was in the lead earlier all gasped. Bronwyn shrieked, "What do we do now?"
"Stop her!" Natalia shouted out. Scott and Blake continued their trek with the girls on top of them.
"Third-Arm Sash!" Garrett randomly yelled out, revealing he was wearing the sash. The arm of the sash activated and stretched out and grabbed Isadora. Isadora fell off of Alyssa and tumbled down the steps. Isadora came hurling down as Scott and Blake avoided her but Team Earth and Team Wind could not. They were all knocked out by Isadora and each tumbled down a few steps.
Natalia looked behind her, "Ha ha! Take that, losers!!!"
"This race isn't over yet, sarge!" Thomas yelled out to Natalia as he began gaining ground.
Closer to the back of the pack, Team Wind looked disoriented. "We'll get you for this, shrimp!" Alice yelled out to Garrett.
"Sorry, can't hear you. This victory is a bit too loud!" Garrett continued up the steps, blowing a weak raspberry at Alice. Alice began to get angry but was calmed down by Maxwell, "Regain composure, inhale, and exhale."
Alice slapped him down, "I don't have time for you, you walking dictionary! We're never gonna win at this rate!"
"Not to worry," William pointed ahead. "Alyssa's still in the lead!!"
"She is!?" Angelina looked ahead and immediately got angry. "Darn it!!" She punched down on the stairs and immediately an mild earthquake erupted from the ground. Still running, Alyssa lost her balance and came crashing down also.
"This... this isn't good!" Blake yelled as Alyssa's body hit him and Bronwyn. The three of them began their journey back down the steps, clashing into Team Fire.
"No!" Garrett tried his best to stop them but couldn't. "Third-Ar-- Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!" He was hit by the three of them as was the rest of his team.
"Mark this one down under failure," Hilda said, muffled because her head was face down. Garrett began to grumble as Mia passed him while walking.
"Hey, it's you. You know this walking thing? Yeah, you should've tried it." She briskly walked past everyone.
Albert wondered, "What do we do now?" Eleanor was on all four of her limbs, "We lose."
"Hey, guys!" Scott yelled from the top of the steps. "Is this what we're looking for?" Natalia and Raina were standing behind him as he held up a pair of black boots with small holes in the bottoms of them. Chris walked out of the temple and used his megaphone on, "Chalk up a first-challenge win for Team Water!!"
Natalia and Raina were heard cheering in the background as the rest of the contestants made their way up to the top of the Endless Staircase.
"Great job, Scott!" Bronwyn congratulated him, climbing up the stairs. As she went over to high-five him, she tripped over her own shoes and fell on Scott. Both of them began laughing as Natalia looked at them disdainfully.
Alice finished climbing up the steps and growled to herself, "Why can't this team do anything right? Wind is supposed to be powerful."
Tina was shown laughing and said to Angelina, "Ha! Nice job costing us the boots with your man-hands!"
Angelina grumbled, "Whatever. Now I'm prettier and stronger than you."
"I can be the judge of that," Russell awkwardly winked at both of them. They both yelled back at him at the same time, "Shut up, Russell!"
Chris intervened, "Whoa! Calm the bad vibes down! While it is true that our man of the hour, Scott here, got the Jetbootsu, the hunt is not over yet!"
Raina was cleaning her glasses, "What are you saying?"
"Remember?" Chris walked over to Raina. "I told you that two Wu have revealed themselves! The second Wu will determine who will be safe from elimination tonight! The next Wu we are looking for is called the Lotus Twister." Chris rubbed his hand on the temple. "Oddly enough, it is hidden just beyond the exit of the Lotus Temple. Lotus Temple. Lotus Twister. Get it? Ha-ha."
Blake broke the silence, "Yeah, yeah, you're a real comedian. Now, what about this Twister?" Chris raised his arms, "The Lotus Twister is a very powerful Wu. Whoever wields it will have their arms and legs turned into stretchable rubber in order to reach far distances! And, I'll tell ya now, it'll come in handy for a challenge! Just like any of these Wu!"
"Well, where is it?" Bronwyn wondered.
Chris smacked his forehead, "Were you not listening? I said beyond the Temple. Beyond. Like how my mental capacity is vastly 'beyond' yours." She looked down as Scott raised his hand, "Hey, Chris? Before we go from one Wu to the other, what does this one do again?" Scott had finished putting on the Jetbootsu.
"Why don't you, uh, try them out?" Chris laughed.
Scott shrugged and jumped in the air, "Alright. Jetbootsu!" The boots began glowing as a blue exhaust came from the bottom of the boots which suspended Scott in air.
Scott was impressed, "Hey, this is pretty--" The boots began going haywire and repeatedly smacked Scott into the Temple wall. "Ahhh! Arghh! Help! Ahhhhh! Aaahh! Darn it! Ahh! Ahhh! Ahhhh!" The boots gave out and Scott slammed onto the ground.
Bronwyn: (laughing) That was so cute to me. You know, my mom always says pavement looked good on me and then she would laugh. I still don't know what she means by that. But, maybe that's something me and Scott have in common! (smiles and looks away) He sure looked cool with those boots smashing him against that wall.
"I probably should have mentioned the boots just a bit hard to control," Chris pointed to the Temple entrance, "Once again, the Lotus Temple may be a short run but it's filled with many booby traps and distractions. The fourth Wu awaits! Go!"
The teams rushed into the Temple with Team Fire leading the pack.
Thomas rushed out ahead of everyone, even his team. Albert noticed this, "The signs are showing that you do not need to be that far ahead!"
"The only sign I'm seeing is the one that says 'Free Ticket to the Lo-- Ooof!!" Thomas ran into a column, hitting his crotch in the process.
Eleanor, now running on only her legs, ran over to Thomas, "Thomas? Are you... okay?"
"O-of course, private." Thomas sounded disorientated. "What makes you think I'm--" He fell back down to the floor. Garrett, Albert, Mia, and Hilda ran past the two.
"Don't worry about him," Hilda called out to Eleanor. "Let's keep moving!" Eleanor meowed and ran to catch up to her team.
Hilda pointed ahead, "There's four pathways!" They continued to run while Eleanor yelled out, "Hilda, which one do we take?"
"2. Always go with #2!" Albert answered for her.
Eleanor wondered, "What kind of logic does that make?"
"Do you have anything better?! Let's go!" Garrett answered. Team Fire went through the entrance of the second pathway.
"I can visualize Team Fire," Maxwell yelled out behind Team Fire. Alice sassed him, "Of course you can! We all can, duh! They're right in front of us! There's four entrances ahead and they're going in the second one!"
"Should we follow them?" Alyssa yelled out to the rest of her team.
Mia heard this while in the second entrance and calmly yelled back, "No. Be original."
"We're going into the third one anyway!" Alice responded.
Mia's voice trailed, "Hey, tell that story agaaaaaain!" At this point, Team Wind stopped at the fork in the road.
"What about the first door or the fourth one?! The possibilities are limitless!" Maxwell said as he yearned to know what was in each pathway.
Alice snapped, "No. I've already said we're going through the third one, now let's go!" Alice started walking toward the pathway and didn't hear any footsteps behind her. "Did you guys hear me!? Let's go!" Scared, everyone followed Alice into the third pathway.
William: (groans) What!? Who made her team leader? If anyone should tell us what to do, it should be me. Lead with the eye of imagination and creativity, (referring to Alice) not the appearance and stature of a grease monkey.
Alice: (standing outside the confessional) I heard that!
William: (screams and hides under the confessional chair)
Team Earth and Team Water both came up to the fork in the road at about the same time.
"What do we do now?!" Julie cried. Bradley looked at the first entrance and the last one, "I think I saw Mia go down the second way and the Wind team just went down the third, so..."
Bronwyn looked at Raina, "Do you have any ideas?" Raina examined both areas. She went over to the first entrance and heard a swaying noise in the distance. She, then, hobbled to the last entrance and could only hear running water. "Guys! Over here! Listen!" Team Water went over to Raina's location and heard trickling noises and wave crashes.
"It's water!" Bronwyn smiled at everyone which caused Natalia to put her hands on her hips and roll her eyes, "No, duh."
Scott got closer to the wall, "Hey! It is water!" Natalia, then, changed her voice and gasped, "Hey, it is! Scott, you're so smart. I wish I had that big brain of yours!"
Raina raised her right hand, "To the water!"
"To the water!" the rest of Team Water shouted as they marched down the fourth hole.
"Should we follow them?" K.C. wondered. Russell shrugged and Angelina ignored him and started taking pictures of herself again.
Tina gave everyone 'the hand' and started walking toward the first hole, "Nobody else went through here. Probably because they knew that they weren't #1. I am. So, we go this way."
Bradley looked confused, "Can I board through it?" He pulled his skateboard out from behind him. Tina seemed to not care, "Sure. Whatever." Team Earth went down the first area.
They were struck with fear as they saw giant boulders rolling from side to side of the area.
"Oh, no!" Angelina gasped. Tina smacked her lips, "You're so fake, I swear. You could show a bit more emotion, you know."
"Shut up!" Angelina vigorously pushed Tina in the way of a boulder's path as it came hurling toward her again.
"Look out!" K.C. and Julie both shouted out to her. Tina screamed and put her hands in front of the boulder. It virtually exploded into little pieces when it reached Tina's fingers. Everyone gasped and ran to Tina's possibly needed aid.
"Yeah! That's right! Who else wants some!?" she shouted out and saw the other boulders.
In the second area, Team Fire noticed their obstacle: flamethrowers installed in the walls of the pathway.
Thomas caught up to his team and, luckily, chose the right path. He was out of breath, "What... What happened... What happened to not leaving a man behind?!"
"Oh, yeahhhh, see," Mia started. "We decided not to go with the norm."
"I could have died!" Thomas shouted. Mia backsassed with her index finger in the air, "Yeah, but you didn't."
Eleanor quieted both of them down, "Guys, we have bigger problems." She pointed to the flamethrowers.
"Guys, we can do this!" The scene switched to show Alyssa prepping Team Wind for their obstacle. Alyssa pointed behind her, a very narrow walkway to the exit.
"Would you like to know the odds of us surviving this?!" Maxwell asked Alyssa. Everyone turned to him as he shouted, "Not likely!!"
"You all are so lame," Alice muttered. She went onward toward the narrow path and tried to balance herself.
"Oh, please be careful!" Alyssa motioned to Alice. Maxwell whispered to himself, "Don't tell her that, she should fall on her butt." Everyone began laughing; this caused Alice to turn around but fall off the walkway, screaming as she went down.
Everyone hurried to the ledge to see that Alice was actually hovering a bit below the walkway due to the ledge.
"I'm okay!!" Alice shouted out. A mysterious wind was keeping her levitated in that one spot.
"You see that? She's floating!" William shouted.
Maxwell corrected him. "Levitating, better word."
"Water!" All of Team Water shouted, as they noticed an ocean of water was below them and nothing else. At that point, the water began glowing and surfaced upward, forming large platforms that stretched across the exit of the Temple.
Raina smiled, "Better. I was wondering how we were going to get there. I can't wall-run."
Blake sniffed, "Allow me to take the lead!" He jumped from the starting point to the first platform of water.
"Wait, n--" Raina was about to tell Blake not to but noticed that he was fine. "Huh? No! That's not possible!"
"C'mon, Raina!" Scott vibrantly told her. "Live a little!" He began jumping from platform to platform with brave intentions.
Raina: Water is not meant for jumping. It is meant (naming things off with her hands) for swimming, for drinking, for education, and so much more! Definitely not jumping.
As Raina kept wondering on what else she could do, Team Earth was pummeling through the boulders in their way.
"Keeee-yah!" K.C. shouted a battle cry, forcing a boulder to hit a wall and crumble.
Angelina kicked a boulder out of her way "Take that! And some lotion! You're looking a little crusty!"
"We've got to hurry!" Bradley said as he used his board in combined with his elemental power to crush the huge boulders.
Alyssa and Isadora made it past the narrow walkway and joined Maxwell and Alice with only William seeming to be left.
"Mantis Flip Coin!" William was heard activating a Wu as he flipped toward the exit to join his team.
"C'mon!" Alice rushed toward the exit with the rest of Team Wind following her.
"We don't have all day, Hilda! Let's go!" Garrett shouted. Everyone seemed to be past the flamethrowers while Hilda was trying to run through. She ran past one flamethrowers' reach and stopped, which caused the next one to strike her behind.
"Ow! That wasn't very nice!" Hilda wagged a finger at the inanimate flamethrower. She continued on and got singed by the next one, "Eeeeek! Don't you have any manners!?"
"Uhhh, if I may," Thomas took the Third-Arm Sash from Garrett. "Third-Arm Sash!!" The sash stretched across the way and grabbed Hilda's rear and pulled her to the team.
"S'go!" Albert shouted out as Team Fire ran toward the exit, but it seemed as if they were too late as Scott and William were both fighting over the Lotus Twister.
"Are you kidding me?" Garrett wondered. Albert shook his head, "Not likely. In fact, I am beyond certain."
"I got it first!" William shouted as everyone watched him and Scott pull for the Lotus Twister. Scott responded, "No way, man, it's mine. I did!" The Lotus Twister instantly began glowing as they both began ascending due to the Lotus Twister. Chris came into the picture, descending in a jetpack with Wally.
"It's time!" Chris said with a happy tone.
"Time for what? My manicure!?" Tina shouted. "Because, with all that rock punching, I could totally use one."
"Nobody cares about your nails, smart one," Chris told her. He walked over to see Scott and William and the argument. "It's time for the first Xiaolin Showdown!"
"A what?" Scott wondered.
Chris filled everyone in, "A Xiaolin Showdown happens when two people come to a standstill over a Wu. When two people both touch a Wu, they must battle for it in the best possible way ever! You start by each wagering one Wu and choosing a challenge in order to get the Wu you're fighting for. The winner of the competition cleans out his opponent by taking all the Wu involved! It's the only way to decide this and they're so fun to watch!"
"Can we help them?" Bradley wondered as everyone stared at the two.
"Nooooope," Chris closed his eyes. "You'll all be watching from the sidelines!"
William looked at Scott "In that case, I'll wager the Mantis Flip Coin..."
"...against my Jetbootsu...," Scott continued.
"And the game will be a race to the Lotus Twister!" William finished. Scott agreed by nodding his head. Both of them met each others eyes fiercely and declared, "Let's go! Xiaolin Showdown!"
As soon as that was said, pieces of the Temple came apart to form the battlefield as Scott and William were placed on two air-suspended paths that lead to the Lotus Twister. Everyone was seen on the sidelines of the field with Team Wind and Team Earth on William's side and Team Water and Team Fire on the opposite side.
Chris stood at the Lotus Twister's location and shouted out, "Gong Yi Tampai!"
Scott and William got out of their starting stances and both shouted out, "What?!"
"It means 'go', dudes!!" Chris replied as they both started. Both began running as fast as they could with Scott taking an early lead.
"Whoooooo!! Go, Scott!" Cheers were heard from Team Water.
"Get your head in the game, William!" Alice shouted at William, causing a disruption.
William: This was nothing like Art Camp! Nothing! The warzone we were battling on could have used some touch-ups. But, I made due with what I had.
"Mantis Flip Coin!" William took out the Mantis Flip Coin and flipped around to take the lead on his side of the battlefield. The wind he created with the coin blew Scott off of his runway.
"Take that, you lackey!" William playfully said as he kept running toward the Twister.
"Alright, William!" Alyssa cheered from the sidelines. Alice seemed not to care, "As long as we win."
Maxwell eyed Alice, "You know, cheering usually helps instead of being negative all the time." Alice looked the other way.
While falling, Scott called out the name of his Wu, "No! Jeeeeeetbootsu!" He clicked the boots together as they activated and flew him back up to the battlefield. At this point, William was near the Lotus Twister as he kept running toward it, "It's mine!!" Team Wind stood up, as well as Team Water when they saw Scott flying toward the Twister.
"What's gonna happen!?" Eleanor shouted out.
"Someone's about to get his feelings hurt." Russell added.
William saw Scott gaining on him and used his element to his advantage, "Get back!" He thrusted his hand toward Scott and a rainbow colored wind burst out toward Scott. Scott maneuvered his way around the huge winds and approached William due to the Jetbootsu.
"Sorry, dude!" Scott shouted out to William as he let out a battle cry. Water, then, flourished around Scott. Scott forced the water toward William with an even louder battle cry and forced William off of his runway.
"Nooooooooooooooo!!!!" William screamed as he fell down.
Scott flew over to the Lotus Twister and looked down at William falling, "It's okay, man. You'll get it next time!" He winked to Team Water and grabbed the Lotus Twister, immediately causing everything to return to normal.
Everyone was standing at the exit of the Lotus Temple, fully put back together. Scott came up, carrying the Jetbootsu, Mantis Flip Coin, and the Lotus Twister in one hand and a wet William in his other hand, "Looks like I win."
While Team Water was cheering, Chris shouted out, "Team Water wins our first Showdown and the challenge! Fortunately, for Team Earth and Team Fire, you all will be safe from elimination because of the Xiaolin Showdown and, unfortunately for Team Wind, but whatever to me, you guys will be casting someone to the seas!"
"Huh!?" Alice demanded to know. "We got to the Lotus Twister before everyone else did, though!"
"Oh, didn't I mention? In the event of a Showdown, winner takes home everything! Loser gets their butts to the Banishment Ceremony! Someone's losing a Belt!"
Alice smiled and eyed William, "Well, then, this should be easy!" William gulped instantly.
At the Banishment Ceremony, Team Wind sat together with their traditional robes on all clenching their belts. Wally joined them all, now without his wheelchair.
"Nice to see that you're feeling better," Alice said to Wally. She then eyed William, "Maybe you could have been of more use than William!"
"Well, not in a wheelchair," Wally responded.
"Eliminaaaaaaaaaation time," Chris happily said in a sing-song voice. "Nothing like seeing one of you get eliminated today, so why don't we get down to it?! The votes have been cast! One of you will be eliminated today, have your Belt of Life removed, walk down the Pathway of Shame, which leads into the Drop of Shame, and you can never... ever.... ever come back. EVER." Team Wind looked intently at Chris.
"Maxwell!" Chris stated.
"Alyssa and Isadora!"
Alyssa cheered as Isadora didn't do much.
"Can't forget about William, you're safe, too!" William began smiling and sighed out of relief.
"Alice, Wally! It's come down to the two of you, obviously. Whoever's name isn't called must immediately get the heck outta here! The last person who will get to continue their journey is..." Alice eyed Wally as he seemed to be shaking in his shoes due to his unexpected danger.
"It's Wally!" Chris shouted to them. All of Team Wind let out a sigh of relief but Alice.
"What!? How?" Alice looked at her team.
Maxwell told her, "Isn't it obvious? You're a poison to our team. A contamination, an Achilles Heel, weakness, flaw, need any more examples?"
"NO, I don't need any--" A tattered parachute was thrown at Alice as Chris told her, "Time to go!"
"No! I'll decide when I'm leaving!" Alice told them. A small pause occurred. She, then, got up and started walking, "I'm choosing now." She got up, took her Belt off, and proceeded to fall down the Drop of Shame.
Chris watched her plummet down as he concluded the show, "And that's our second Chosen One out the door, er, I mean, the dropzone. Whatever. The rest of these deadweights are in for a lot more pain. That Showdown was a total fluke and they're not going to do anything but get harder along the way of Total.... Drama.... Showdown!"
Chapter Four: Running of the BratsKgman04
Chris walked out of the bathroom confessional with a trail of toilet paper attached to the bottom of his foot, while fixing his hair. "You might want to give it about ten minutes, Chef," Chris called out toward the kitchen. He suddenly noticed the camera. "Ahhh! Dudes! You didn't tell me you were filming!"
"Er, sorry, Chris," one of the cameramen apologized off-screen.
Chris sighed, closed his eyes, then smiled at the camera. "Alright! Last time, on Total Drama Showdown, things got intense when two Wu revealed themselves at the same time! Team Water finally got less suck-ish, and Scott nabbed the Jetbootsu from the top of the Endless Staircase! Scott and William were, er, 'lucky' enough to take part in the very first Xiaolin Showdown, over the Lotus Twister. And after a close race, William was taken down, and Scott hit the jackpot; winning Team Water the Jetbootsu, Mantis Flip Coin, and Lotus Twister! Team Wind found themselves at elimination, and said farewell to Alice, whose bossiness was just too much to handle! Will Team Water maintain their power? Is Team Wind crumbling under the pressure? Will Team Earth ever do something interesting? Find out, on this exciting episode of Total... Drama... Showdown!"
"Where. Is. It?!" Tina's screaming echoed in every room.
She was shown kneeling by her suitcase, tossing around every article of clothing she could see. "I know I brought it. I know I did."
Bradley, Russell, K.C., and Julie hid by the entrance to Team Earth's bedroom. Russell peered into the room, and asked, "Uh, Tina, are you alright?"
"Do I look alright?" Tina growled, not even bothering to turn to Russell.
Bradley cleared his throat. "Well, uh, is there anything we can do to help?"
Tina slammed her hands down on her suitcase, causing the floor to tremble slightly. "You can stop talking."
A few seconds later, Angelina calmly entered the room, chewing on a granola bar. She wore a hot pink shirt, with a bedazzled "T" in the center.
Tina's eyes widened. She ran over to Angelina and stopped her in her tracks. "That's my shirt! Why are you wearing my shirt?!"
Angelina looked down at the clothing she was wearing, then at Tina. "Well, it was on my bed. Thought it belonged to me."
"There's a giant 'T' in the middle of it," Tina pointed out in irritation.
"I thought it stood for 'Thin,'" Angelina defended. "Which is why I didn't think it could be yours."
Tina gasped and yanked Angelina's hair, causing Angelina to fall to the ground. On the floor, Angelina swept her right leg around, knocking Tina down.
Bradley: This is... kinda... hot. (tugs at collar)
Tina yelped and kicked at Angelina, who grabbed Tina's foot and swung her across the room. As Tina hit the wall, the entire D.O.J.O. shook.
"See? Not thin at all!" Angelina taunted. Tina got back up and began charging toward Angelina, when suddenly K.C. jumped in between them. "Alright, alright. Stop! Ladies, you're both at fault."
He looked at Tina. "See, Tina, if you weren't such a slob, Angelina wouldn't have accidentally taken your shirt. And, Angelina, that shirt doesn't even look good on you."
The girls scoffed and stormed off in separate directions.
K.C.: Maybe I didn't put that in the best way. But, er, I tried, didn't I?
Afterwards, in the dining area, the girls of Team Wind, Fire, and Earth gathered around Team Water's table. Blake stood atop of it, modeling Team Water's three Shen Gong Wu.
"That's right, ladies," Blake smugly stated, "Check it out!"
He pointed to his feet. "Jetbootsu!" Blake quickly flew upward and hit his head on the metal ceiling. "Ow! Ow! Stop!"
The girls all giggled and Blake was repeatedly thrown against the ceiling.
Scott reminded him, "They're hard to control, dude."
"Yeah, I can see that!" Blake snapped. The Jetbootsu finally set him back down on the table. "Now, let's try out the new Wu."
He grasped the Lotus Twister and called, "Lotus Twister!"
A set of fake lotus roots wrapped around his wrist, and his arm stretched across the dining area. He looked to his left and noticed Maxwell entering.
"Shhhhh!" He whispered, then slipped his arm in front of Maxwell's feet, causing him to trip over and land face-first.
The girls all laughed, with the exception of Raina, Isadora, and Mia.
Mia: Physical pain is such an overused form of comedy. You know what's funny nowadays? Anger. That's hilarious.
From a different table, Russell, William, and K.C. watched Blake with disinterest until Russell asked, "Why do girls fall for that? It doesn't make any sense."
K.C. and William continued to indifferently eat their breakfast, while Russell continued to rant.
"I mean," Russell sighed, "I'm a nice guy. Girls always go for the jerks. How does that make any sense?!"
K.C. put his hand on Russell's shoulder. "Y'know, if it makes you feel any better, I've rejected tons of girls. That way, they might rebound in sorrow over to you!"
Russell groaned and put his head down. William patted his back. "Cheer up. It'll be fine."
From the table behind them, Wally flicked a spoonful of oatmeal into William's hair. "Bulls-eye!"
"Hey!" William whined, turning around. Wally was already preparing another spoonful, this time in Russell's direction.
K.C. mumbled, "Uh, I suggest we move." He yanked Russell and William away from the table just before a barrage of oatmeal chunks came flying toward them.
Back at Team Water's table, which still had a crowd of girls watching Blake, Raina ordered, "Okay, ladies, time to go. Show's over."
The girls began to walk back to their tables, and Blake groaned. He turned to Raina. "Um. What are you doing?"
"Trying to eat," Raina replied, poking her oatmeal. It slid off of her spoon and inched away.
Blake paused for a moment, then looked at Raina again. "Uh, no, I'm talking about getting rid of all of them. You got a problem with them?"
Raina put her spoon down. "It's pretty hard to eat when you're surrounded by a bunch of annoying, squealing fangirls."
After a short pause, Blake suddenly said, "Ohhhh, I get it. Jealousy. I see."
"... What?" Raina scoffed, looking up. "Jealousy? Who's jealous of who? I'm not jealous of anything or anyone."
Scott, Bronwyn, and Natalia looked back and forth between Raina and Blake.
Scott: It's nice that the fighting isn't between Natalia and Bronwyn for once. Though this probably isn't a very good subtitute.
Blake shrugged. "I'm just saying, all of the good-looking girls were falling over the good-looking guy. And, well, um, you were..."
"Think long and hard about what you're going to say," Raina threateningly told him. Blake gulped and opened his mouth to speak, when the floor underneath the dining area opened up and released the contestants.
"Not this again!" Bronwyn screamed as she fell.
Eleanor asked, "Why can't we just land like regular people?"
K.C. looked down and gasped. "Guys, guys, look!"
The ground below them was nothing but a plain of jagged rocks.
"This isn't cool, Chris!" Julie weeped.
"WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE," Isadora panicked.
Everyone stopped and looked at her. "You can speak?!"
Still plummeting, Scott snatched the Jetbootsu off of Blake's feet and ordered, "Everyone, grab on to me!"
Natalia wrapped her arms around his chest. "Sure." Bronwyn noticed this and kicked Natalia's shin, then grabbed Scott's hand.
Once everyone was attached to Scott in some way, he yelled, "Jetbootsu!"
The boots kept everyone suspended inches away from the jagged rocks. They all exhaled in relief. Suddenly, they were all caught in a giant butterfly net.
Garrett complained, "What the heck is going on?" Chris's voice was heard over the D.O.J.O.'s PA system. "Er, sorry, gang, I dropped you guys off a little early. We'll be reaching Barcelona, Spain, in just a few minutes."
Natalia: Ah, Spain, the land of good food. But the best part about the food is the hunky waiters that serve it. (lets out a growl)
Maxwell: I ended my Spanish class this year with an A-plus. Apparently the way I roll my r's is perrrrrrrfecto. No one can position this tongue the way I can.
The butterfly net suddenly released the contestants in a pile in front of a large stadium. The D.O.J.O. skidded to a halt beside the stadium, and Chris hopped out. "We're here!"
He approached the group and told them, "Alright, gang, we've got two kick-butt Wu to track down today, and both of them are in there!" He pointed to the stadium and cupped his ear. As if on cue, a loud yell was heard, followed by a man in tattered clothing bolting out of the stadium.
"I love the sound of pain in the morning," Chris chirped. "Anywho, the first Wu you guys need to track down is called the Shroud of Shadows."
Angelina folded her arms. "Ew, a 'shroud'? Those things went out of style, like, centuries ago."
Tina mumbled, "Just like the rest of your wardrobe."
"The Shroud of Shadows," Chris continued, "Is a pretty awesome Shen Gong Wu that allows whoever wears it to become invisible."
Russell grinned. "That'll be useful." The girls around him gave him a look of disgust.
Chris clapped his hands. "Now, we've tracked the Wu to be somewhere in there." He pointed to the stadium, from which another cry emerged, followed by a cheering crowd.
"What the heck is going on in there?" Bronwyn asked. Chris sighed and pointed to a sign directly beside the group which read, "Bullfighting Competition!"
Bronwyn blushed. "Oh."
Chris pointed to the stadium entrance. "Go, go, go! You'll find it in there."
As the contestants approached the entrance, Garrett slowly and reluctantly put his arm around Albert and asked, "What's going on?"
"Just seeing what today has in store for me," Albert confidently replied.
Garrett nodded. "Oh, that's great. Hey, let's walk this way."
He quickly walked over to Mia and put his other arm around her. "And Mia, how are you?"
"You don't care," Mia monotonously answered.
Garrett quickly took his arms off of both of them. "True. Look. The only way to do well in these games is to form an alliance. And you two seem to be the," he cringed before continuing, "best candidates."
Mia looked at her nails. "I knew you needed an alliance."
"I'd be more than happy to join," Albert grinned. "I was meant to be part of a triumvirate."
"Great," Garrett stated, then he looked at Mia. "What about you?"
Mia sighed. "Although alliances are so overdone, no one else seems to have made one so far or has any intentions to do so. I guess I'll conform."
"Perfect!" Garrett grinned. "We'll make a great team."
"A team within a team!" Albert chimed.
Mia cringed, then asked, "Are you going to do things like that all the time? If so, this isn't gonna work."
The contestants reached the stadium, and almost immediately, Bradley gasped. "Look, guys!"
He pointed to the center of the ring, where a matador waved the Shroud of Shadows in front of a bull. Bradley added, "The matador guy's using the shroud as his sheet-waving thingy!"
"It's called a muleta," Maxwell corrected, but the contestants ignored him as they all entered the ring.
Maxwell: Why doesn't anyone pay any attention to intellect? Let's just hope they don't do anything stupid, like make sudden movements in the ring.
The matador vigorously waved the shroud and the bull charged toward it. He pulled the shroud away and the bull continued to charge, and rammed into a caged section of the arena's border. The cage burst open and released fifteen other bulls into the arena, all enraged.
"Ay, mi madre!" the matador squeaked. He threw the Shroud of Shadows into the air, and it then hooked onto a bull's horn, before the matador hopped the arena's fence. The bulls noticed the contestants and instead charged toward them.
Raina gulped. "Uh-oh."
Bronwyn grabbed the Mantis Flip Coin from out of her pocket, then flipped it. "No way am I becoming bull chow. Mantis Flip Coin!"
She soared above the stampede of bulls and flipped on to the head of the bull stringing along the shroud.
As she reached to grab it, Eleanor declared, "Nuh-uh. Third-Arm Sash!"
The sash around her waist extended, grew, and grabbed Bronwyn, then pulled her back to the crowd of contestants.
However, the bulls continued charging toward the contestants. "Ahhhhh!"
"Lotus Twister!" Scott yelled. His arms extended and he wrapped them around all of the contestants. "Jetbootsu!" Now holding all of the contestants, he flew up and above the bulls.
"You're so smart!" Natalia cooed. Bronwyn kicked Natalia, causing her to turn around. "What was that for?" Bronwyn faked a gasp. "Oh, sorry, I, um, thought I saw a bug."
Bronwyn: Natalia has been getting on my last nerve lately. This chick needs to step off. (fixes hair)
Natalia: I don't know what Bronwyn's problem is. Scott's obviously into me, and she's just trying to force something that won't happen.
Scott flew over to the area between the audience and the arena. He dropped everyone, then apologized. "Er, sorry."
Mia stood up and dusted herself off. "Thanks for the smooth landing."
"To which landing are you referring to?" Hilda inquired. "The landing we have just experienced was not smooth at all."
Mia sighed. "I was being sarcastic. As in, meaning the opposite of what I actually said."
Hilda blinked, and Mia expanded, "It's used to be funny or to show that you're annoyed. Like, if it's raining outside, you would say 'nice weather.'"
"You have a very strange sense of humor," Hilda frowned.
Inside of the arena, the bulls aimlessly ran around and bumped into each other.
Bradley groaned. "Alright, there's no way I'm just gonna sit here and watch." He kicked up his skateboard and jumped on it, then rode along the edge of the arena.
"Oh, gosh, he's gonna die," Julie panicked. She ran over to K.C. and hugged him. "He's gonna die!"
K.C. awkwardly petted her head. "Uhhh, don't worry, he'll be fine."
Bradley stopped when he reached the opposite end of the arena, then whistled loudly. The bulls all turned to him.
"Does he want to die?" Tina asked in disbelief.
He jumped into the arena, and the bulls all charged toward him.
The contestants gasped and ran to the edge of the arena. "Run! Run! Run!"
Bradley exhaled, kicked up one end of his skateboard, then stomped down on it. As soon as it hit the ground, a giant wave of sand blew across the arena, disorienting the bulls. Bradley stomped again, and the ground shook, causing the bulls to fall over on each other. He then trotted over to Shroud of Shadows and snatched it from the bull that was carrying it, and cheered.
"Holy crap!" Angelina and Tina said at the same time. They ran over to him and cheered, with K.C. and Julie following close behind. The other three teams, and Russell, stayed behind.
Russell: Even Bradley gets all the girls. This isn't fair! What is it about me? Am I not good-looking enough? No, that can't be it. Do I offend? (sniffs his left armpit) Hm, a bit. But not enough to keep girls away from me!
Chris entered and announced, "And, Bradley nabs the Shroud of Shadows for Team Earth!"
Team Earth cheered once again, and Alyssa suddenly remembered, "Didn't you say there were two Wu?"
"I was getting to that," Chris snapped. "Don't rush me!" Alyssa pouted as Chris continued, "Anywho. Before Alyssa decided to go all smarty-pants on me, I was going to say, your next task is to look for the other Wu revealed today, called the Tangle Web Comb!"
Tina looked at her nails and stated, "I know someone who could definitely use a comb right now."
Angelina glared at her, then with insincere pity, retorted, "Oh, don't be so hard on yourself, I think the spaghetti on your head looks cute."
"Can't believe I'm getting in the way of drama, but, not now, ladies," Chris interrupted.
Eleanor looked around the stadium and asked, "So, er, where is it?"
Chris pointed to the audience, who looked back at him in boredom. "One of these saps has the comb. I don't know how they got it, but you've got to find it."
"That involves interacting with society," Thomas jokingly reminded Mia, who scowled.
Chris ordered, "Alright, go! Get that comb! In the meantime, since the bulls are out of commission, we'll need something to entertain these people... Chef?"
Chef came riding into the arena on a unicycle, juggling kittens.
Chef: (wearing clown makeup and a bright red nose) I hate my life. (unenthusiastically honks a bike horn)
Eleanor gasped in horror. "What are you doing to those kittens?! Third-Arm Sash!"
The arm extended and collected the kittens as they were tossed in mid-air. The kittens were brought over to Eleanor, who petted them and cooed, "Don't worry, you'll be fine." She then walked back to the D.O.J.O. with the kittens.
"To where are you headed?" Hilda asked Eleanor as she left.
"I'll be right back!" Eleanor waved.
Meanwhile, the second challenge was underway, with the contestants roaming throughout the audience.
Maxwell approached a young woman and spoke to her in fluent Spanish. After a few seconds, the woman slapped him and moved back two rows.
Wally laughed and asked, "Dude, what'd you say?"
"I just said, 'I want to know if you have a magical comb,'" Maxwell frowned. "I mean, I think I'm using the right words."
Wally rolled his eyes and continued walking.
"Excuse me," Natalia prompted a man, "Have you seen a comb? It's magic. I need it."
The man gave no reply. Natalia cleared her throat. "Um, hello? Helloooo? Hola?"
The man still remained silent. Natalia groaned and asked, "What the heck is so distracting?"
"Er, Natalia," Raina muttered from behind her.
"What?" Natalia snapped, not turning around.
Raina whispered, "You might want to adjust your shirt." Natalia looked down to see one of her tank top's straps was loose and her lace bra was clearly visible.
"... Oh!" Natalia blushed. "I, um... Wait a minute." She followed the man's line of vision and gasped. "Ew! Gross, gross, gross!"
She quickly fled back to the D.O.J.O. in anger.
The scene switched over to Julie, who was sitting next to a teenage boy.
She sobbed, "And then, they were like, 'If you don't fill this bag up with money, you'll never see your family again!' So what was I supposed to do?!"
The boy listened intently, and Julie continued, "So, I did it. But I never saw my parents or my brother ever again! And I did exactly what they said!"
"Muy triste," the boy commented. Julie unsurely agreed. "I know, right?"
K.C. noticed her and waved. "Hey, Julie! What're you doing?"
"Oh, um," Julie stuttered, "K.C., this is Pablo. Say 'hi.'"
"Er, hi, Pablo," K.C. blinked. The boy, apparently named Pablo, shook his head. "No, me llamo--"
Julie giggled. "Pablo's so funny! Anyway, I was just having a nice conversation with him."
K.C. rubbed the back of his neck. "Sounds... nice. But, we need to find the comb."
"Oh, right," Julie yawned. "Um, I'm just so tired, I hope you don't mind if I sit out for a bit." She faked another yawn and dozed off in her chair beside Pablo.
K.C. admired her, then whispered, "She'd make a lovely corpse, wouldn't she?"
Pablo's eyes widened as he slowly inched away.
In another section of the arena, Mia reluctantly asked a woman, "Er, do you have a comb?"
"Que?" the woman blinked. Mia awkwardly left without saying anything else.
She bumped into Albert, who gasped. "I had a feeling we'd run into each other!"
"We're on the same team, we don't really have a choice but to stay together," Mia painfully stated.
"Er, right," Albert corrected. He looked off to the distance and noticed a glimmer. "Hey, I think I see something."
From a few rows back, Garrett overheard Albert and followed his line of sight, then saw the same glimmer in a woman's hair. He chased after it.
As Garrett approached the woman, he saw that the glimmer was the Tangle Web Comb. "Yes!" Garrett cheered.
He reached to grab it, when suddenly, another hand touched it at the same time.
"Looks like we've got ourselves a Xiaolin Showdown," the owner of the other hand stated, which turned out to be Russell.
Garrett rolled his eyes. "Just perfect."
The contestants gathered around the two of them, as Russell stated, "Garrett, I challenge you to a Xiaolin Showdown. Your Third-Arm Sash against my Shroud of Shadows. The game is--"
"Um, wait," Garrett interrupted. A record scratch played off in the distance.
"What?" Russell sighed in irritation.
Garrett patted himself down, then stated, "I don't have the Third-Arm Sash on me."
He looked to his team, and received a series of shrugs. Suddenly, Eleanor came running into the arena, panting. "Oh! Sorry! I was just... taking care of things."
She ripped the Third-Arm Sash off of her waist and tossed it to Garrett.
As Garrett caught it, Thomas realized, "So you weren't participating in the challenge at all?"
"Uh," Eleanor blinked. "Um..."
"This isn't the time!" Russell snapped. "As I was saying, the game is the Dodging of the Bulls. The last one in the arena wins."
Garrett nodded. "Sounds good."
They stared each other down and chanted, "Let's go, Xiaolin Showdown!"
Suddenly, the bulls in the arena were no longer disoriented and fallen as Bradley had left them, but up and running even fiercer than before. The arena was lifted and remained suspended in the air. Chef, still on his unicycle, pedaled off of the side in terror and fell into the audience, along with the other contestants. Garrett and Russell were placed in the center of the arena, and as the bulls charged at them, they chanted, "Gong Yi Tempai!"
Immediately after, Garrett yelled, "Third-Arm Sash!" The arm grew and slapped Russell into the side of a bull. At the same time, Garrett ran around in circles to avoid the bulls.
"Cheap shot!" Russell growled. Before he could stand up, a bull's horn hooked on the back of his shirt and began to drag him around. "Ahhhhhhhhh!"
From the audience, Tina groaned, "Well, there goes our first and only Wu."
The bull continued to drag Russell around, and in the meantime, Garrett continued to run and avoid the bulls chasing him. "This was a terrible showdown idea! Third-Arm Sash!"
The sash attempted to smack the bulls behind him, but to no avail. The bulls only charged even faster.
Garrett: You can never say you're a fast runner until you have six mini-van-sized bulls coming after you at a zillion miles per hour.
Russell was suddenly unhooked from the bull's horn, and was thrown across the arena.
He slid off of the edge, causing the audience to shriek.
However, one of his hands held him up as he dangled from the edge. "I'm alright!"
The rest of Team Earth breathed a sigh of relief as Russell struggled to get back up.
"Okay, no more playing around!" he declared. "Shroud of Shadows!"
As he wrapped the shroud around himself, he suddenly disappeared.
"Wait, where is he?" Angelina blinked. Tina rolled her eyes. "Were you not listening to Chris? The Shroud of Shadows makes you invisible."
Garrett suddenly stopped in his tracks, turned around, and yelled, "Stop!"
A wall of flames erupted between himself and the bulls, causing the bulls to stop and turn around. They began to charge in the direction Russell was last seen.
"Perfect," Garrett smugly grinned. Suddenly, a loud stomp was heard, followed by the arena shaking and crumbling.
"What the heck was that?" Garrett panicked. From directly behind him, Russell removed his shroud and barked, "Me!"
Garrett jumped in surprise and lost his balance, causing him to trip and fall off of the arena. "Noooooooooooooooooooo!"
"Yes, yes, yes!" Russell cheered, as the arena and the rest of the stadium returned to its normal state.
The contestants, Chef, and Chris stood in the audience stands, with Russell holding the Shroud of Shadows, Third-Arm Sash, and Tangle Web Comb in his hands. "Hurrah!"
Tina, Angelina, and Julie rushed over to him and hugged him. "You are amazing! ... That was so good! ... Good job, Russell!"
Russell blushed and mumbled, "Aww, well, guys..."
From afar, Bradley folded his arms and nodded in approval. "Good job, man."
"Told you you'd be fine!" K.C. grinned, patting him on the back.
Chris clapped his hands for attention and declared, "And Russell wins the showdown, as well as the Tangle Web Comb and the Third-Arm Sash! And while Team Earth gets to celebrate, it's time for Team Fire to say sayonara to a teamie!"
"What does sayonara signify?" Hilda curiously asked.
Chris sighed. "It means 'goodbye.'"
Hilda seemed confused. "But, if we are voting off one of our members, it would not be a 'good' bye, but a 'bye' with malicious intent, would it not?"
"Just vote someone off!" Chris barked.
The Banishment Ceremony took place shortly after. Team Fire sat in the bleachers, in their robes. They nervously looked at one another in anticipation for the results.
Chris entered with a sheet of paper. "And, the votes have been cast! This was interesting."
Garrett: I told my alliance who to vote for. We're going to dominate this game. Excuse me, I'm going to dominate this game.
"Anyway, just to recap the process," Chris recalled, "If I call your name out, it means you're safe. If your name is not called out, it means it's time for you to take off your Belt of Life, walk down the Pathway of Shame, and take the dreaded Drop of Shame!"
He popped up behind the bleachers and quickly said, "And you can never, ever, ever, ever, ever come back."
He then popped up right in front of Mia. "Ever!"
"I get it!" Mia snapped.
Chris backed away. "Touchy. Somehow, you're safe. And Hilda."
Hilda clapped happily and swayed from side to side.
"... Yeah," Chris hesitated. "Albert, you get to live another day."
"I knew I would!" Albert confidently grinned.
Chris squinted. "Now, for the hard part. Thomas, Garrett, and Eleanor. The next safe contestant is Eleanor!"
"Meow!" Eleanor squealed, hugging Hilda.
"And the final contestant to remain in the competition is... Garrett!"
Thomas stood up in surprise. "Me? What? Why?"
There was no reply. Eleanor shrugged. "I don't know. I voted for Garrett."
"As did I," Hilda admitted.
Thomas paused for a moment, then deduced, "So you three voted for me?" He glared at Garrett while pointing his two index fingers at Mia and Albert.
"And, your time's up!" Chris declared, ripping off Thomas's Belt of Life. "Have a nice drop!"
Chef nonchalantly picked Thomas up and tossed him out of the D.O.J.O., then snapped his fingers. "Right, parachute." He picked one up and tossed it after Thomas. "Catch!"
Eleanor asked in concern, "Will he be okay?"
"Who cares?" Chris asked. "I don't have the time to. Anyway, that wraps up episode numero quatro! That means 'number four,' for you non-Spanish-speaking folk. Tune in next time for another action-packed, exciting episode of Total..... Drama...... Showdown!"
Chapter Five: Ringing Victorious TogetherBbhinton15
Chris was shown in the cockpit area of D.O.J.O, "Last time, on Total Drama Showdown: we shouted Olé!... all day... in the best of ways! Haha, two more of my Wu decided to reveal themselves in a bizarre bullfighting ring somewhere in scenic Spain: the Shroud of Shadows and the Tangle Web Comb! In the scheme of things, Bradley turned out to be the hero and obtained the Shroud of Shadows by stealing it from a matador, which infuriated an already-jealous Russell. So much that, he and Garrett faced off in a Xiaolin Showdown of the ages for the Tangle Web Comb! In the end, it was Russell who came out on top when everyone on his team doubted him and Team Fire ousted Thomas due to Garrett's freshly made alliance with Mia and Albert! It's about time the comb got revealed. Some of the girls this season could really use it, if only they knew how to share. Tune in for more chills, spills, and thrills right here, right now, on Total... Drama... Showdown!"
After the theme song ended, the scene faded in as D.O.J.O. shook by the sound of loud snoring. In Team Fire's room, everyone looked restless as the snoring was coming from Hilda. As the camera panned, Team Fire looked insufferable: Eleanor was tossing and turning, still trying to sleep and Garrett had his pillow over his face. Albert had his index finger on his chin, questioning himself on what he should do, and Mia was surprisingly sound asleep. Hilda let out another snore.
Albert: (tired) She snores so loud. (yawns) I don't understand; it may be the one thing I'm not meant to under... t-to under... to un-- (passes out in confessional)
"This... is impossible," Garrett motioned, muffled due to his pillow. He took it off and threw it without looking. Weirdly enough, it hit Eleanor.
Eleanor shot up and immediately shouted, "Cats for President! What?!" She peered down and saw Garrett's pillow and threw it back at him, smacking him.
"Hey!" she continued, "I was having such a great dream!"
Garrett retorted, "How can you sleep with-with that constantly buzzing in your ears?!" Hilda let out another louder snore.
"I think I'd rather listen to nails on a chalkboard," Garrett sarcastically mentioned. He looked over to Eleanor and saw her kneeled down and looking under her bench. He looked confused as small mewing noises were heard, "What... are you doing?"
"Meow?" Eleanor responded. She laughed and scratched the back of her head nervously, "Oh, nothing! Nothing!" Garrett raised an eyebrow as Hilda continued snoring.
She mumbled something in her sleep, "Take all you want... eat all you take."
Later on, in the dining area, Maxwell was getting served by Chef. Chef released a weird gray substance on Maxwell's plate.
Maxwell questioned it and mumbled to himself, "I can find better food in the dumpster."
"You get food from there, too? Now I don't feel so bad," Chef asked after hearing him. Maxwell immediately dropped his plate and ran out of the dining area, holding his mouth with his hand. His team saw him blitz out of the dining area.
"What's with him?" Alyssa wondered. Everyone shrugged their shoulders as Wally laughed sarcastically, "It's Maxwell, what do you expect?"
Alyssa brushed it over, "It doesn't matter. Guys, we need to talk. We are sucking so far. We don't have one Wu to call our own."
"We had the Mantis Flip Coin, but some--William--geek who shall--William--remain nameless--William--gave it to Scott!! ... William!" Wally eyed William and continued scarfing his plate of food down.
William frowned, "Well, why don't you do something about it? You're big and strong, what's your excuse?"
Wally got a bit angered, "You wanna go!? You wanna go?!"
He locked eyes with William as Alyssa tried to regain composure, "Guys, guys! This is why we're losing! We need to focus!"
"Wow, she's really barking at them," Raina overheard while eating. Raina looked over at Scott, who was playing chords on his guitar. Raina looked at him in a mesmerizing approach.
"I'm glad our team isn't like that. ... You know, it's better that way. ... I wonder what it'd be like if our team was that disheveled? ... You think it'd be bad?" Raina tried making small talk with Scott only to have him brush it off and continue playing his guitar.
Raina picked up her plate and sighed, "I'll be right back."
Raina: (sighs) I'm horrible at this talking thing sometimes. (takes glasses off to clean them) Typically, I have my head in the books, studying my medical texts. Once, I tried striking a conversation with a butterfly. It flew away toward a road; minutes later, a speeding big truck ripped it apart. I feel like I'm cursed. Hmm... Maybe I can get rid of this somehow. (pulls out a book to read)
As Raina was walking back to her seat with another plate of Chef's creation, she heard squealing coming from Team Earth's table. She turned to see that it was Angelina, Tina, and Natalia huddled at Team Earth's table, all over Russell.
"Eeeeeee!! You need anything? ... A fork!? ... A straw?! ... More food?!" The girls were all hounded around Russell, asking if he needed anything. When they backed away a bit, Russell was shown to have the Tangle Web Comb in his hair, the Shroud of Shadows tied around his neck like a cape, and the Third-Arm Sash around his waist.
"Ladies, ladies," he muttered in a deeper-than-usual voice. "Calm yourselves. Listen. Natalia, babe. Can you get me a drink? My victorious bones could use a spritzer."
Tina interjected, "I'll get it for you! She'll probably poison the drink somehow!" Tina nodded her head and left Russell's side to get a drink, which infuriated Natalia. She ran after her, "Excuse you, he didn't ask you to get the drink!"
Tina's voice trailed off in the distance, "Get back here, you dumb bimbo!"
"So," Angelina embraced Russell. "How's about you use one of those Wu?"
"Whaaaaat?" Russell said with confidence. "You mean like this!? Tangle Web Comb!" Russell took out the comb from his hair; it activated and shot out vine-like strings shot out of the object. Russell was aiming for Chef Hatchet in front of him but, due to not focusing on the Tangle Web Comb, the strings made a U-turn and headed for the dining area entrance.
"So, it's because of all those gold medals I got, I had to legally accept second place even though I actually won in the last event, too! If not, they would sue-- Aaaaaaaaaaah!!!" Blake was bragging while coming into the dining hall with Bronwyn when the strings nabbed and entangled him. The strings threw him against the wall and ensnared Blake immediately.
Russell winked at Angelina, "Oops." This caused Angelina to growl, "Ooooooh, Russell."
"It's good to be the king," Russell nodded, crossed his arms, and put shades on.
"Blake!" Bronwyn yelped in shock. She ran to his aid, "What happened!?"
Blake grunted and struggled. He lied to Bronwyn, "Nothing I can't handle!" Raina and Scott ran out to the entrance of the dining area to see Blake trapped.
He continued to wiggle, "No worries! I've gotten out of--unh--bigger--unh--problems than this before!" The rest of Team Water exchanged looks, shrugged their shoulders, and walked back in.
Scott: Hey, if the guy says he can handle it, he can handle it, he can.
Bronwyn: We probably would have hurt his confidence if we tried helping. My music teacher always taught me about confidence and how it shouldn't be injured. (points to left breast) My confidence is right here and I cry when it gets hurt.
At that point, Albert was on his knees, dragging his way toward the dining area with exhaustion.
"Hey, hey, buddy," Blake whispered to him, still tangled up. "Can you help me out here?" Albert continued to drag his body toward the dining area.
He stopped and looked at Blake with scorn, "The gods say everyone deserves a giant middle finger today. I'm tired." He continued in the dining area and passed out upon entrance.
K.C. looked up and saw Albert, "Is he okay?!"
Julie smacked her lips and rolled her eyes, "Please, he doesn't know what pain is." K.C. rushed over to Albert's aid.
He picked Albert's head up to see that he was only sleeping, "Oh, he's just knocked out. Boring." K.C. immediately dropped Albert back on the ground and walked back over to his table.
As the rest of Team Fire walked in, Chris skipped in behind them, "Morning, competitors! How's my elemental elves?" Groans were heard across the room as Chris smiled, "Great!! You'll all be happy to know that the next Wu has officially revealed itself! It's really close! I mean, really close! And this one's a--Wait."
Chris stopped in his tracks and peered across the room. "We're short one hothead and one crybaby. Where's Hilda and Blake?"
Bronwyn pointed behind Chris, "There's Blake..." Chris looked behind him to see Blake trying to chew off the strings from the Tangle Web Comb.
"This is not impossible! I will conquer you!" Blake shouted out a battle cry. Chris laughed enchantingly and walked over to Blake. He swiftly ran his finger along the Tangle Web Comb's strings and they ripped apart off of Blake.
"How... How did you do that?" Blake wondered. Chris retorted, "Nobody bothered to listen to the rest of my explanation for the Tangle Web Comb. It is one of my more difficult Wu to master. It requires absolute focus to use and to get out of."
Chris walked back into the dining area, "So, that's one..."
"Oh," Eleanor raised her hand. "I think Hilda is still sleeping. My ca-- I mean 'I' didn't get much sleep last night and neither did Albert." Eleanor pointed at Albert who was still passed out at Chris' feet.
"Chef!!" Chris shouted out. At that point, Chef Hatchet walked over to Albert and dumped a bucket of cold water on Albert.
"Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!" Albert jumped up and immediately began shivering. Laughter was heard from the Team Water and Team Wind tables.
"Ahh, Albert! Glad you could join us!" Chris shouted as Albert slowly walked over to his team.
Chris called out, "Now, Chef! Go do the same for Sleeping Beauty in there!"
Chef looked confused, "I can't! I don't have any more water! You won't pay the bills for this stupid thang!" Chris stared at Chef for a few seconds and then shrugged his shoulders.
"As if I care about her, her loss!" Chris continued. "The Wu that we're looking for this time is the Ring of the Nine Dragons. It--" Chris stopped again as D.O.J.O. came down to a calm landing in a forest area.
The main hatch to D.O.J.O. opened and Eleanor was the first out, "Wow, a regular landing? Someone deserves a medal."
After the contestants were out of D.O.J.O., Chris walked out in front of them, "Alright. Now, if I can say things without getting interrupted again, the revealed Wu is the Ring of the Nine Dragons. This is one of our more dangerous Wu and should only be entrusted to those that are worthy of its use. It has the power to turn one person into as many as nine. Now--"
"Nine people?!" Angelina happily shouted. "Do you know how much more I could get done in the day without actually doing anything?!"
Tina obviously interrupted, "Isn't one of you enough?" Angelina got upset with this comment and stamped her foot into the ground, causing a small quake that made Tina fall to her hands and knees.
"Hmmm, that position suits you," Angelina slyly said, causing K.C. and Julie to laugh.
Chris grunted and cleared his throat loudly, "Me no likey interruption... y. Listen up, the Ring of the Nine Dragons is sensed greatly around this forest. I believe it's located somewhere in this jungle maze. This maze will test your skills as warriors and as friends. The Ring of the Nine Dragons does a lot more than divid--"
"Talk is cheap!" Blake commanded. "The strong take action! Let's go!" Blake immediately ran into the forest with the rest of Team Water trailing behind him. While trying to catch up, Bronwyn tripped over a ladybug and hit a tree, causing her to fall backward. Raina came back for her and dragged her seemingly unconscious body and caught up to Team Water.
"But, but--" Chris started.
"They're getting away! After them!" Bradley yelled out. He immediately began running but didn't hear any footsteps behind him. He turned around to see Julie and K.C. watching Angelina and Tina fawn over Russell, who still had all the Wu around him.
"Why... Why don't you go handle that?" Russell lavished and winked at Bradley. "I have a few other things to tend to. Let's go work on our tans, ladies!" Russell began to walk off with Tina and Angelina behind him, squealing.
Bradley: (groans and slams hand on confessional desk) That little runt thinks he's king of the skate park because he won one stupid showdown! I mean, I respect him and he's (pause) okay to me, but he has a huge ego. He needs to realize we're still in a competition. And, I plan on making sure he realizes that. (picks up skateboard) Even if I have knock sense into him and his tag-a-longs.
"No, no, no, dudes," Bradley yelled over toward them. "We go this way. This way. We have to get that ri--" Bradley was cut off by hearing Team Wind run into the maze and chase after Team Water.
Chris intervened, "Maybe you guys need to listen about the Ri--"
"Great! Now, we're losing! I can't do losing... not again!" Bradley interrupted Chris and motioned to his team to follow them. Russell rolled his eyes and walked toward Bradley's direction as they delved into the forest as well.
Chris groaned, "Isn't anyone going to listen about--"
"Let's go, guys!" Garrett yelled out to Team Fire. With Mia at his side, he looked over and saw Albert passed out again at Eleanor's feet, who was staring him down intently.
Garrett: (smacks forehead)
Team Fire was seen darting into the forest with Eleanor carrying Albert. As they departed into the forest, Chef came out of D.O.J.O. carrying Hilda, who was awake now. He set her down next to Chris.
Impishly, she wondered, "What did I miss?"
Chris smacked his forehead, "Perhaps, you will listen to everything. Everyone else is the forest looking for the next Wu, the Ring of the Nine Dragons. It--"
Hilda yawned and covered her mouth with her hand, "Oh, boy, another ring. It may go great with this one I already have. I found it at home after herding." As Hilda walked away, Chris looked closely and saw that the ring on Hilda's hand actually was the Ring of the Nine Dragons.
"W-wait! Hilda! Hilda!!" Chris called out to her, to no avail.
Chef looked confused, "What you need her for?"
"Well, I was going to say that Team Fire has already won because Hilda already owns the Ring of the Nine Dragons, but... having the teams find out this way may be better for the show!"
"Boy, you speakin' nonsense! What you mean!?" Chef yelled back.
"I mean all they know is that the Ring of the Nine Dragons can turn you into as many as nine people, but what they don't know is that the Ring divides everything about you: your power, your maturity, your potential, your strength, everything! So this may be good for the show! Venture on, you idiots!"
Hilda walked through the maze in hopes that she would find someone.
She sighed, "I wish I had one of those newfangled whoosie-whatsits to find this Ring of the Nine Dragons." At that moment, the ring on Hilda's finger began to glow and Hilda was separated into three copies of herself, making four total. The Hildas blankly stared at each other.
"Oooooooooooooooooooooh," one Hilda muttered. Another one began chewing on her own hair and making moaning noises.
"Pretty, pretty!" a third Hilda squealed as she knelt down and picked up a flower. She gave it to the last Hilda, who stuffed it down her dress.
"Okay, okay, okay, okay, okay," the first Hilda rapidly said. "Uhhh, we go. Go. Uhhh. PEOPLE. Go find people. Find people! So we can find thingy!"
"Ohhh, yes, find people! ... People find for thingy! ... Find all the thingy!" the other three Hildas agreed with the first one happily. the four Hildas shook their heads and the same time and quickly ran off toward the maze.
Team Water reached a dead-end.
"I think we need to turn around," Raina observed the thick wall of forestry.
Natalia rolled her eyes, "What was your first clue, genius?" Raina immaturely stuck her tongue out at Natalia.
Scott went over to Raina and patted her on the back, "Okay, guys, let's chill. Raina's right, let's go this way." As they turned around, Raina sighed soothingly.
Raina: (sighs again) He said I was right. Me! (blushes) Where are these feelings coming from?
Scott lead the way for Team Water with Raina attached to one of his sides and Bronwywn, now awake, attached to the other. Blake and Natalia watched them all in confusion from behind. At that point, they ran into Hilda.
"Hug!!" she screamed with glee. Team Water exchanged looks.
Natalia walked over to her and turned to her team, pointing at Hilda, "Is she serious? Is she serious?"
"Hilda," Scott started. "What are you doing here? Shouldn't you be with your team?" Hilda ran over to Bronwyn and hugged her, "HUG!!!!"
Bronwyn patted her back uncomfortably, "Aww, I like you, too, kid." Due to Hilda's strength, she then clenched even harder on Bronwyn, suffocating her.
Bronwyn began turning red, "... 'Elp me!"
"It's not like we have a definite team leader," scenes switched to show Alyssa talking to the rest of Team Wind. Team Wind was walking through pathways trying to find the Ring of the Nine Dragons
"Well, whoever it is," William mumbled, "he needs to be considerate and passionate about the arts..."
"... he needs to be informative, adept, impertinent..." Maxwell continued.
Wally finished, "... and he should be able to pound the competition into a pulp."
"And that's why it should be me!" Wally, William, and Maxwell all said at once.
"You!?" William scolded Wally. "You couldn't lead a paintbrush to an easel! You need to have finesse in being a leader amongst men."
"Excuse me?" Alyssa intervened. William immediately blushed, "Well, men and the beautiful Alyssa. And Isadora, I guess, but she's always by Alyssa's side."
"Hey! I can be my own person! I just don't talk that much," Isadora miraculously replied. William rolled his eyes.
"Okay, cool," he continued. "But, as I was saying, if anyone should be leader, it should be--" William was cut off when Hilda came running at Team Wind with her arms out. Hilda was moving so fast, flames were trailing behind her.
"Neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!" she yelled out a noise like an airplane and, with her arms, knocked down William, Alyssa, Isadora, and Maxwell. When she got to Wally, she was knocked down.
As Wally picked her up, the rest of Team Wind exclaimed, "Hilda?!"
"What's she doing here?" William abruptly asked. Wally clenched his fists, "I don't know, but she's the enemy. Can I pound her?"
Alyssa snatched Hilda away from Wally, "No, you certainly may not 'pound' her."
"No, no! Let go! No, no, no! Want play! Play now!" Hilda spoke in gibberish.
Wally looked confused, "What? Why does she sound like that?"
Maxwell snooted, "Sound like what? It's Hilda."
Alyssa sighed, "C'mon, guys, let's look for Team Fire." The rest of Team Wind gasped as Alyssa wondered, "What?"
"You want to help the enemy?" Wally shockingly asked. Alyssa nodded which made everyone else exchange looks.
Maxwell: So much for victories in the competition and the Ring of the Nine Dragons. Alyssa only yearns to succor everyone!
"Can't we just leave her here?" William wondered. He looked at Hilda who was running around Alyssa, making airplane noises by blowing raspberries. William continued, "Look at her, she seems pretty self-sustained."
"None of you guys have hearts!" Alyssa cried. "You should all be ash--" Alyssa stopped. "Shhhh, listen." Commotion was heard near Team Wind. As they ran to see who it was, they saw that it was Team Earth and Team Water, each with a Hilda.
Upon noticing the two Hildas, Maxwell immediately turned and saw the Hilda that they had in their team. After alternating between the Hildas, he finally spoke, "What is going on?!"
"So, there's three?" Bronwyn spoke out.
"No, shaz, Sherlock," Angelina dissed Maxwell.
Bradley spoke out, "We thought there was only two when we bumped into Team Water. And, now, well... there's another one."
Maxwell stared at the situation at hand, took a pause, and then yelled from confusion, "...... What is going on!?!?"
Russell pointed out, "Wait, look at her--er--'their' hand or hands! Look what she's--uh--they're wearing!"
K.C. mumbled, "Great job, murder any other sentences today?"
Russell got angered, "Shroud of Shadows!" The shroud that Russell was wearing glowed and turned him invisible.
"Oh, c'mon, no fai--" K.C. stopped in his tracks when his underwear was hitched sky high.
"Guys, focus!" Julie snapped at them. "Oh, what do I care? We're gonna lose again anyway."
Scott made a conclusion, "Well, Hilda already has the ring. It looks like Team Fire wins. Where are they?" As everyone began looking around, two of the Hildas began dancing and laughing while the third one snapped a branch off a tree and began fighting the other two. The three teams set off to continue the maze in search of Team Fire.
"Worst challenge ever," Eleanor, still carrying Albert, spoke out in a different area of the maze.
Mia corrected her, "No, the worst challenge ever is waking up to this failing world every morning. It's the same every day. It sickens my soul. You know, way down there." Confused, Eleanor stayed quiet. Garrett trekked behind everyone, "This maze is endless. I'm beginning to think Chris doesn't know what he's talking about."
Mia interjected again, "His sense of fashion is atrocious, he laughs at everything that isn't funny, he cares about people that have no inert interest in him. I'm sure he'll be alone in the future, and you're worried about what he says all the time?"
Garrett agreed, "Good point."
Chris was then shown to be watching each team as cameras were hidden in the forest maze. Angrily, he shouted from inside D.O.J.O. in a P.A. system synced into the forest, "I can hear you, dudes!"
Mia yelled back, "Great! You know, constructive criticism is what the world needs! I just chose to start with the runt of the litter!"
"Mia, your mouth is going to cost you a ticket out of this game!"
Chris: (breathing in a paper bag) She doesn't know what she's talking about. I'm cool! I'm collected! Everyone digs me! ... (continues to breathe in the paper bag)
"You guys hear that? That sounds like Chris... and Mia!" K.C. deduced.
Alyssa nodded, "I think we're on the right track, let's keep moving! Wait, where are the Hildas?"
Russell looked up, "There!" The three Hilda copies were shown bouncing on tree limbs.
"Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!" the Hildas were happily shouting.
Raina got scared. "No, that's dangerous! Someone get them down! They could injure themselves!" Bronwyn gasped and took the opportunity, "Jetbootsu!"
The boots Brownyn was wearing activated and lifted her calmly for one second, then went haywire and slammed her into the tree. The vibrations caused the Hildas to fall, squealing all the way down.
"Tangle Web Comb!" Russell activated the Wu and vines shot out of the comb. Fortunately, they tied around the Hildas, however, they were still falling. Raina and Scott ran over to where they were falling and jointly caught them.
Raina blushed, "Great work, Scott."
"Thanks! Same to you!" Scott replied. Bronwyn, recovering from her impact with the tree saw this and frowned.
Raina: (laughing and hiccuping)
Bronwyn: What is this now!? Isn't Natalia enough? Everyone needs to back off my man!! (eyes widen) I mean 'back off Scott'! Scott! Is what I meant! (laughs)
"It came from over here!" Tina shouted. Teams Earth, Wind, and Water ran and saw Team Fire staring at Mia, who was yelling upward at Chris' voice.
"Yeah? Well, maybe it's time for a change! Maybe then, you'll get some respect! You're not worthy of my words!" she yelled.
Chris looked at his cameras and noticed that everyone joined together, "Ahh, the gang's all here again. Mia, I'll deal with you in a moment." Chris began laughing, "And I see you guys have three Hildas--oh, make that four." The final Hilda fell out of a nearby tree on Albert and Eleanor.
"Owwwwwwww!!!" Eleanor yelped. Albert woke up again, startled, "What?! A monster? A psycho killer!? Chris' ingrown toenails!?"
"I'm gonna let that one sliiiiiiiide, Albert," Chris replied from a hidden source.
"Wait, he can hear us!?" Albert questioned, surprised.
Tina groaned, "Where have you been?"
Chris laughed even more, "You guys wanna listen to me now and not interrupt this time? Yes? Okay, good! Before you all ran into the forest like wild monkeys, I was trying to tell you that the Ring of the Nine Dragons is stronger than you think. Yes, it can divide you in up to nine warriors, but that's all it does. It divides everything about you, everything. As you can see by Hilda. Hilda divided by four equals trouble."
Garrett gasped, "Wait, she has the Ring? That means we win the challenge, right!"
"It would look like that, wouldn't it?" Chris asked. "But there's still the obstacle of you losers getting out of the forest. I'm not gonna just rescue you. What would be the fun in that?! The true winners will be the team that finds D.O.J.O. first! Last place will be casting someone off again in our Banishment Ceremony! Good luck! You'll need each other for this!"
"What does he mean by that?" Eleanor cluelessly wondered.
Garrett shrugged his shoulders, "Brush it off. Let's go, Team!"
Chris interrupted, "That. That right there is what I mean. Splitting up worked so well for you all just a few minutes ago! And, look, you're back together again! Why don't you all try a new tactic?!"
Looks were exchanged, some crossed their arms at others, menacing growls were heard in the background.
"Guys, he has a point," Alyssa explained to everyone. She looked ahead and saw a long stretch to the D.O.J.O. "And look! Chris and the plane is right there! Let's do this... together!"
Blake looked annoyed, "Fine, whatever! Let's go!" Everyone seemed to be in agreeance and all began running toward D.O.J.O.
The group ran into a huge obstacle within the maze.
"Aw, c'mon!" Julie looked down at the bottomless pit. "What maze has a chasm?! It's hopeless, guys."
"No worries. It can't be that deep," Maxwell replied. He took a rock and dropped it down the chasm and waited to hear it hit the ground. "Anytime now."
As Isadora walked over to see the chasm, she tripped over a golden stick in the ground and fell down the chasm.
"Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!" she screamed as she plummeted.
Everyone gasped but Blake took action, "Lotus Twister!" The Lotus Twister wrapped around his wrist and Blake's arms stretched downward and grabbed Isadora, stopping her from falling. He pulled her back up to her team and she ran to Alyssa, hugging and whimpering to her.
"You... you saved me," Isadora looked at Blake.
Blake's indifferent expression turned into a small smile, "No sweat." Wally pulled the golden stick out of the ground and realized that it was a sleek, golden sword in the ground, "It's a sword."
"What do you suppose it means? ... That's a cool sword ... Oh, wow!" Team Wind gathered around the sword that Wally clutched.
"Nevermind it, let's get everyone across here!" Alyssa told her team. Team Wind agreed and stood behind the rest of the competitors. They thrusted their hands forward and enormous gusts of wind enveloped everyone, which transported them across the deadly chasm.
"Great work, everyone!" Maxwell panted.
Wally looked at William, "You could have helped more, you know." William smacked his lips and walked over to Alyssa.
Alyssa: I guess some things never change.
"Looks like it's our turn now," Mia ran ahead and saw that the next obstacle was a wall of flames.
Bronwyn ran behind him, "Are those real!? They could burn this whole forest down!" Blake walked over to them, "They don't seem to be real. Flames spread; these are just staying in the same spot." He walked over and reached into the flames with his finger only to get it singed.
"Ow!" Blake yelped, sucking on his index finger. "How is that physically possible?" Raina and Maxwell both put their hands on their chins.
A flashback showed Chris buying an item from a man in a truck in front of the forest.
"Sign here, here, and here," the man told him. Chris did so and, afterward, the man snapped his fingers. Workers fled from the back of the huge moving truck and set up the fake wall of flames.
"There you are, sir. One wall of flames, retardant to trees and all forms of plants!" the man happily said. He tipped his hat to Chris.
Chris laughed, "I still don't see how this is possible, but I know a great way to have fun with it!"
"Don't question it," the man gruffly said, getting back into his truck. Chris gave him a look.
As the man slammed his door, Chris waved, "Have a nice day!"
"Don't tell me what to do," the man drove off immediately.
With the flashback over, the one Hilda that wasn't tied up with the vine-like strings from Russell's Tangle Web Comb picked up a rather large, yellow, star-shaped object with a red jewel in the middle of it.
"Ooooh, pretty!" Hilda motioned and gave it to Garrett. He took it and then noticed the flames were getting out of hand and almost hit Hilda.
"Look out!" he said, pointing his finger at Hilda with rigor. With this action, the flames began to die down a bit as Hilda walked over to her team.
"What do we do now!?" Angelina wondered. "I can't afford to die!"
Albert, now awake, stepped in front of Angelina and said in a dramatic voice, "You let me handle this." She gasped as he slowly walked over to the firewall.
He closed his eyes and slowly lowered his head, "This... is my destiny. To save you all." He immediately lifted his head, opened his eyes and stared at the wall. Albert crossed his hands and arms in front of his face, gathering energy.
"Destinyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!" he uncrossed his arms swiftly, like a fan, and, at that point, the fire rose and enveloped around his arms. He hoisted both of his arms up and reached for the sky.
"Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!" Albert let out a battle cry and the fire around his arms shot upward at blazing speed and interacted with the Sun within seconds, causing the Sun to sparkle and shine brighter.
"Whoa," Russell looked up and took his shades off in awe.
Scott was extremely impressed "Dude."
Wally stared blankly at the sky.
"Let's move on," Albert said in an austere tone.
Albert: (spazzing) That was so awesome! Did you see what I did!? Didja? Didja!? (imitating himself) I was like 'Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa!' And the fire was like (flails arms) 'Whoooooooooooooooosh!' And my arms were like 'I got this!' And I was like 'Yaaaaaaaaaaaaa!' and the Sun was all (smiles and hits a high note) And I-- (confessional cuts off)
The contestants forged on.
"There, there's D.O.J.O!" Albert yelled as she began to run.
"Ahahahaha, no," Russell smugly said as he pulled the comb out of his hair. "Tangle Web Comb!" More strings shot out of the comb and headed toward Albert.
Russell smiled, "Naturally, it comes to me." As soon as he said that, the strings made a beeline for Russell and Team Earth and they entangled them, the members of Team Wind, and all four Hildas. They all hit the ground instantly.
"Looks like it really did come to you!" Wally said, annoyed. "If I could move my arms, I'd wail on you right about now."
"Now do you realize that yesterday was probably just luck? You don't know how to handle these things!" Bradley snapped at Russell. Russell ignored him.
Scott and Bronwyn ran after Albert and said at the same time, "Stop him!" Bronwyn began running toward Scott and accidentally tripped over Scott's legs, causing them both to fall.
"Mantis Flip Coin!" Raina shouted from behind. She flipped the coin and caught it, turning her body into a human coin. Her flipping caught up to Garrett and Mia, as she knocked them down, but Albert had already reached D.O.J.O.
Albert jumped in the air, "VICTORY!!!"
Chris hopped next to Albert, "And, there you have it! With the Ring of the Nine Dragons in Hilda's possession and Albert reaching D.O.J.O., it looks like Team Fire wins two times over!" Chris looked around and then stopped at Albert. "Where is everyone?" Albert pointed back in the maze area to show everyone else either tangled up or on the ground in pain.
Chris chortled, "No pain, no gain, everybody!!" Everyone began groaning at the sound of the horrible saying.
Scenes switched to show all the teams at the Banishment Ceremony.
"Okay, so!" Chris started. "For doing the worst job in my opinion, it looks like we would find Team Earth on the chopping block." Team Earth gasped in shock while the rest of the teams let out sighs of relief.
"Wait, Chris!" Tina raised her hand. "Why are the other teams here, then?" Chris walked over to the teams.
"Well, if you were listening, I said 'would find'. Would. Personally, due to her smart mouth, I wanted to kick Mia off the show today..." Mia winked at Chris to get on his nerves.
Chris groaned, "But, since Albert won, I'm deciding to spare everyone tonight! That's right! No elimination, rest easy, blah, blah, blah! And, as if I'm going to let Team Earth kick Russell off, because I know that's what you're all thinking. The fun's just getting started! Anyway, Albert!" At the sound of hearing his name, Albert sprang up and walked toward Chris.
"For winning the challenge today, I will award you with these," Chris took his hands from behind his back to show that he was holding a spherical, blue orb in one had and a brown, metallic fist in the other hand.
"What are they?" Albert wondered as Chris handed them to him.
"They... are two Wu. You have earned them. The blue orb is called the Orb of Tornami. Upon activation, it has the power to unleash mighty floods and storms. The fist-shaped one is called the Fist of Tebigong. Obviously, it's a fist. When it's activated, you are able to cause many tremors, earthquakes, and other earth-related, drama-filled corruptions. Heh, if you think about it, the Orb of Tornami would be perfect for Team Water and the Fist of Tebigong would be great for Team Ear-- What are you doing?" Chris stopped when Albert started to walk away from him. He walked over to Team Water and handed Scott the Orb of Tornami and threw Bradley the Fist of Tebigong.
"What.. what are you doing!?" Garrett steamed out.
Albert looked back at Garrett and smiled, "The right thing. Chris is right, these are better off with the other teams."
"Too bad, so sad for them! They didn't win them! Those belong to me--er--the team!" Garrett replied.
"I'm doing the honorable thing," Albert told Garrett. "Plus, why don't you check your pocket? And, Wally, look at what you have." Wally lifted up the golden sword that Isadora tripped over earlier and Garrett pulled out the star-shaped object that Hilda found.
Chris gasped "You guys already have those, too!?" He was blown away, "That there is the Star Hanabi, it has the ability to create firestorms and manipulate fire from any angle! And in Wally's hands is the Sword of the Sword of the Storm! It's different than any other sword, it can't cut through anything. But, it has the power to create some of the biggest windstorms this T.V. show will ever see! I'm impressed, you guys each seem to now have your own special Wu. It's no different from others. Albert, that was very mature of you to just give them up like that--I wouldn't have done it but that has definitely made things interesting!"
Garrett: Albert and I need to have a talk. Yeah, blah, blah, blah, it was a nice gesture and everything, but he just gave away two of the Wu that we could have used. No way is that happening again.
Chris walked in front of the screen, "With the teams still in tact and Hilda in one piece, the elements are surrounding our players and they are beginning to learn just what they can do and what powers they have. Will this all blow up in their face? Will Raina continue crushing over Scott?" Chris stopped and looked off-screen, "Yeah, what was up with that?"
A cameraman answered him, "We don't know!"
Chris continued, "Whatever. And will we see any more drama!? You bet we will! In the next installment of Total... Drama... Showdown!"
Chapter Six: A Shocking Revelation
Bbhinton15 & Kgman04
Chris was shown flying D.O.J.O. as he prepared his opening, "Last time, on Total Drama Showdown: sparks were flying as our remaining chosen ones rushed off to the hunt for the coveted Ring of the Nine Dragons! Team Fire couldn't function due to not enough sleep, Team Wind continued to suck as they couldn't agree on who the team leader should be, romantic passions built in Team Water, when the love triangle may have turned into a love square! Addition? Raina! Finally, Team Earth had to deal with Russell's bragging rights after he won his first Showdown earlier. That day kinda creased me because nobody knew what they were looking for. Luckily enough, Hilda already had it: the Ring of the Nine Dragons! Even more luckily enough, it activated and split her into four copies of herself and divided everything about her! Each of the Hildas ended up finding one of the teams in our jungle maze, all of which were looking for the Ring without knowing our Amish contestant already had it. After the teams found this out, I improvised a second challenge of finding me and D.O.J.O. for laughs and, in the end of that, Albert proved his might and won for Team Fire anyway--not before finding four wicked elemental Wu for the teams to have. With the power of the elemental Wu in each of their possessions, they grow stronger and hone their skills better. With nobody saying 'bye-bye' during all this, find out what may happen now, right here, on Total... Drama... Showdown!"
After the theme song ended, Team Earth was shown getting ready for the day.
Russell was the last to wake up, yawned happily and said to his team, "Good morning, everyone!" The rest of Team Earth was giving Russell evil and disapproving looks. Confused, Russell scratched the back of his head.
Russell: Hey, I learned my lesson. I told them that yesterday or, at least, I think I did. I know that I won the two Wu for my team--beautifully, I might add. (winks) But, that's beside the point. Why are they giving me the cold shoulder?
Russell came out of the bathroom confessional and overheard the rest of Team Earth talking. He gasped and stayed in the background so he could eavesdrop.
"We suck," Julie whined to the rest of them. Bradley nodded his head, "For once, I agree with Negative Nancy."
Julie corrected him, "Julie."
"Calista." After Team Earth's laughs, K.C. raised his hand.
"K.C.," Angelina butted in. "We're not in a classroom, you can just speak out if you want."
"Right," K.C. gasped. "Sorry. Yeah, er, I was gonna ask why do you all think we suck? We have two pretty cool Wu right now." Bradley walked over to the Wu and spoke out, "Two? We have four: the Third-Arm Sash, the Lotus Twister, Tangle Web Comb, and Fist of Tebigong. We're dominating, but you're missing the point."
The tension built as Bradley continued, "I know we have a lot of Wu but I feel like we're carrying dead weight if you catch my drift."
Tina sighed, "I told Angelina to get that breast reduction, but nooo--"
"No, not that!" Bradley interjected. "I'm already thinking we're going to lose and, as you all know by now, I don't like that. It's worse than when my skateboard gets taken away by... the man. But, that's a different story; we'll have a hippie session one day. Anyway, I think we should throw the challenge and get rid of you-know-who."
From the Team Earth entrance, Russell gasped sharply and continued to listen intently.
"Maybe that's not such a good idea," Angelina spoke out, "What if the next Wu is something mega-super powerful? What if we need it?"
At that point, "HI, RUSSELL!" was heard behind Team Earth as a shushing noise was heard directly after. It was shown to be William, smiling at Russell, "What'cha doin'?"
Russell kept shushing him as William looked in the room to see the rest of Team Earth. He continued, "Oh, you're spying on your team, aren't you!? Not unlike what most artists have to do in order to get a good shot and visual of their potential masterpiece! Spying is good!" William's loud yelling caused Bradley to come to the door.
"What's going on here, dude?" Bradley immediately questioned. Wally walked past the Team Earth entrance, after overhearing William. He trounced and slapped William in the back of the head and kept walking, "You're always messing up things." The rest of Team Wind followed behind Wally toward the dining hall and William slipped in without Russell knowing.
Bradley looked confused yet angry, "Well?"
"Well, you see, uhhh... it, uhhh, William, you see, uhh, William was telling me a fascinating story about his artsy ancestors in war. Weren't you, Will--" Russell turned around to see William was gone. Bradley raised an eyebrow at Russell as Russell laughed nonchalantly.
Later, in Team Water's room, Bronwyn and Scott were the only ones awake. Bronwyn's hand was raised as if she were in a play and Scott was playing his guitar.
Bronwyn: Scott and I woke up really early today, so I asked him if he could help me practice my singing. I love Ajele's love songs. He sings in his sleep and he's really good, and that's only just when he's sleeping. I bet, like, if he sang while he was awake, he'd be (waves arms everywhere) really good! Really good. (blushes)
Scott laughed, "No, no, try it in a different key. Try higher." Bronwyn laughed again, shook her head and tried singing again, "We're gonna have it aaaaaaaaaaaa-aaaa-aaaaall! We're gonna be so freeeeeeee-eee-eeeee!"
"Almost perfect! You got this," Scott yelled, giving Bronwyn a chance to blush. "Try a half-step higher, let's see where that takes us."
While Bronwyn was singing at a very high note, Raina walked in Team Water's room and, due to the frequency of Bronwyn's voice, observed her glasses as the lenses cracked before her. Oblivious to what happened to Raina's glasses, Scott clapped and yelled out "Perfect!" as Bronwyn gasped and ran over to Raina. The cracks in Raina's glasses stunned her and caused her to fall over backward into the doorway.
"Oh, my gosh, are you okay!?" Bronwyn worriedly asked Raina.
Scott walked over and helped Raina up, causing Raina to also blush as he said, "She's a strong trooper, she'll be fine... but, let's finish this song." As Scott said that, Raina's blush turned into a sigh and worried look.
Raina: (scribbling in a book and sighing) A medical degree can get me accolade. The same medical degree can get me fame. Obviously, it can get me fortune. There's one thing it can't get me and it's what matters most of all in this cruel world--love. (sighs) I don't know, I just wanted to get that off my chest; if anyone has some love they want to spare, I would definitely appreciate it. (sighs and begins to walk out)
When Raina walked out of the confessional door, she peered in Team Water's room and saw Bronwyn and Scott sharing multiple laughs as she headed to the dining area. As she was walking, Wally ran past her and knocked her down immediately; he stumbled, but continued to run, clutching a couple pairs of underwear in his hand.
Getting up and frustrated, Raina brushed herself off and yelled to herself, "Is this Pick on Raina Day? What did I do?!" Instantly, Russell and William ran and bumped into Raina as well, causing all three to fall to the floor.
Wally casually walked over to all three of them and dangled the underwear in Russell and William's faces, "Looks like no dice for you, losers."
"Give me back my stuff!" Russell shouted at Wally, angrily.
William butted in, "And mine! Wally, we're on the same team!"
"Say I'm team leader," Wally calmly responded. William got angry, "No! You don't have the artistic quality to lead a group as lacking as us! It should be me!" As William was explaining himself, Wally shrugged his shoulders and walked over to a nearby window, opened it, and dangled it out the window.
He slyly commented, "I'm team leader, or they all go out the window."
"This has nothing to do with me, why do you have mine!?" Russell asked, confused.
Then, William exploded, "I've had it with you! All you've done is tried to make my life here miserable! We just started this game! What's your deal?" Wally burped as a response to show off his indifference; at that point, William looked over at Russell with a discerning look on his face and extended his hand to him. They both began smiling maliciously, picked each other up, and made two fighting stances. Confused, Wally slimmed his eyelids down as Raina crept away and headed toward the dining hall again.
As this was going on, the rest of Team Earth was in the dining hall with the remainder of Team Wind, Blake, Natalia, and Team Fire. The teams combined the tables and decided to have breakfast completely together--all but Garrett, Albert, and Mia, who were off at a different table.
Tina was picking at her food, "I can't eat much of this. I have to watch this figure of mine." Obviously, Angelina mumbled something under her breath as she took a bite out of her food.
"I'm-I'm sorry. What was that?" Tina sternly replied.
Angelina rose her voice, "I said that you have to get a figure--and I don't mean the one you had at age 13--before you can worry about losing one!"
K.C. put his hands over his mouth, dubbed his voice to sound like a nature show voice-over and announced, "Notice these fascinating specimen around us. Observe how the skinnier, louder, attention-grabbing rhinoceros immediately lashes out at the fatter, whinier, ghetto-glamour one. Could we be seeing an example of domination amongst the pack?" Laughter was sporadically heard around the table.
"Who are you to talk about maintaining a figure?!" Tina angrily responded.
Hilda rose up and put her fist in the air, "You tell 'em, gir-gir--" She stopped and leaned into Julie, "Is it girlfriend? Is that the saying?" Laughing, Julie shook her head 'yes'. Getting the confirmation, Hilda raised her fist in the air again.
Tina swiftly smiled after seeing Hilda and continued, "That's not a figure. Last time I checked, the egg-shape with a cracked face was never in."
K.C. continued his monologue, "Look closely as the more ghetto rhino. Observe how she takes offense immediately and retaliates with an even stronger attack with the help of some other minority friends from her hoard of friends. We're getting some good footage and notes, don't you think, assistant Julie?" K.C. nudged Julie which caused her to laugh wholeheartedly. K.C. forwarded himself, "The rhinoceros is a very complex creature, it--"
"Shut up, K.C.!" Tina and Angelina both said as they were getting tired of his comments. As the laughter around the table spread, applause was heard. Then, instantly, a huge explosion-like noise was heard.
"What was that--" Blake wondered, and then corrected himself, "--You know, not like I can't cover it." Blake and the rest of the people sitting at the huge table got up and left to see what the noise was.
K.C.: Nobody knew what that big bang was, but I just know it screwed me over. But, whatever, you know? I think I'm earning huge points with Julie. That's right. (relaxes in the confessional chair) I can make the ladies laugh. (chairs breaks down, causing K.C. to fall)
The others ran over to see that Wally was knocked out against the wall, sitting down. On the other side of D.O.J.O., Russell and William were standing with the others' hand in one hand and their underwear in the others, maintaining fighting stances. They both were about to shout out battle cries when Chris walked in and saw Wally.
"Rule number 2,438: Drama must not be caused unless I am there to cause it. See also rules 4, 207, 482 (a), 482 (c), 1,114, and 1,989 (d) for some more information." Looks were exchanged around the room as Angelina outright asked, "What happened in here?"
William went to answer her, "We had to teach Wally a little lesson about privacy."
Angelina looked over at Wally and then walked over and high-fived William, "Good job, runt. You stood up for something."
"Thanks... I think?" William responded.
Chris came into the picture again, "As the rest of the stragglers come in, I need to explain what's going on today. Another Wu has officially been revealed. We're about to stop at the world's largest power plant. In its core holds the Eye of Dashi. The Eye of Dashi is a very powerful Wu that has the ability to shoot lightning blasts through its eye center. It's a very treasured Wu I made."
"Then, why isn't it called the Eye of McLean? Or the Eye of Chris? Who's Dash-i?" Alyssa pondered.
Mia threw her two cents in, "Maybe he wanted someone's name to be on something he made. Like a blog post you don't write--man, I love those. Some people do that all the time, I only do it 62% of mine."
Laughter was heard amongst the crowd as Maxwell shouted from the back, "Or maybe he couldn't afford it!" The laughter roared after his comment which slightly infuriated Chris.
"Oh, so you like to laugh?" Chris walked over to a lever and pulled it. Instantly, the floor below the chosen ones disappeared and they all fell down and hit the ground right in front of the enormous power plant.
Groans and moans were heard on the ground as D.O.J.O. landed with Chris coming out, laughing even harder than the group of contestants earlier, "Yeah, well, I like laughing, too, guys! So thanks! Here we are: your next challenge... or your tombstone, whichever comes first!"
Chris opened the doors and the contestants, behind Chris, looked in to see what they could observe. Electricity was running everywhere, figuratively and literally.
"Whoaaaaaa," Blake's mouth hung open to the sight. Bradley flailed his limbs a bit, "You can feel the vibes in here, bro."
"That you can, Bradley, that you can," Chris approved.
"Wait," Eleanor cautioned and pointed off-distance, "what's that?" Her finger led to an obstacle course. The course consisted of a river of waste with huge, metal barrels in it, four horizontal beams made of varying substances that stretched across the room, and an electric fence.
"That, that right there, is your next challenge. The ultimate, extreme, death-defying, shocking--haha--obstacle course!" Chris answered her.
Natalia scoffed in the background, "Who puts an obstacle course in a power plant?"
Chris replied, "The same people that gave you such a big mouth but no brain to compliment it!"
K.C. guessed, "Mother Nature can make power plants?" Chris slapped his forehead and continued on, "The task here is extremely simple, but trust me, if you stay in this game for a while, you're gonna miss stuff like this! If you look far down to the electric fence, at the top, you will see the center of the power plant--the Eye of Dashi. Retrieve it first to win immunity for your team. Last place or whoever loses a Showdown today will be going to the graveyard!" Gasps were heard around the group.
Chris laughed and corrected himself, "I'm just kidding, guys! What do you guys take me for? A deranged host bent on exploiting kids for money?!"
The crowd yelled "YES!" out to him as Chris wiped a tear from his face, "You guys know me so well. Anyway, challenge begins in 10 seconds; take your starting line at the--Whoa, I almost forgot. Before the challenge, we 'randomly' decided who was going to be representing each team for this shocking experience! For Team Water, we have selected Scott!"
Scott wrapped his guitar around Bronwyn and stepped up to the starting line; Bronwyn blushed once again.
"Team Earth will be utilizing Julie--hadn't heard much from her since she's been here!" Chris continued.
"Me!?" Julie looked afraid. "But, I have a medical condition! I have, uhh... umm... irritable bowel syndrome!" The rest of Team Earth groaned at hearing Julie while the other teams laughed.
K.C. tried to condone her, "Maybe you should get that checked out?"
"Or, maybe you should just go for me," Julie looked over and smiled at him awkwardly. Nearly hypnotized, K.C. raised his hand and stated to Chris, "I would like to withdraw Julie from today's challenge due to her irritable bowel syndrome. Because she has irritable bowel syndrome, I would like to go in her place."
"Okay, can we please stop saying bowels? I feel gross." Albert chimed in. Chris shook his head in disgust and gave K.C. a thumbs-up.
He went through his papers, "Who do we have for Team Fire? Uhh--CHEF!" At that point, Chef Hatchet ran over, gave Chris a form, and backflipped out of the area.
"Team Fire has Mia! My favorite!" Chris sarcastically told everyone. Mia shrugged her shoulders and stepped up to the starting line with Scott and K.C. While Chris was trying to think of Team Wind's representative, Garrett yanked Mia off to the side and they began discussing game plans.
"Finally, I believe we decided that Alyssa will be repping for Team Wind!" Chris announced. "We have our four people! Scott, K.C., Mia, and Alyssa, please head to the guillotine-- er, staring line!"
The four contestants positioned themselves along the starting line as Chris informed, "So, the power plant obstacle course is as follows: First, you'll have to cross a radioactive river by hopping along barrels that may or may not be able to support your body weight! Next, you'll have to semi-monkey-bar your way up to the generator platform using one of those beams up there, and finally, try to somehow make it over the electric fence that separates you from the generator! Got it?"
Alyssa was taking notes on her hand, and asked, "Wait, can you repeat that last part?"
"Go!" Chris grinned, waving a checkered flag.
Scott sped ahead, with K.C. not far behind. An unprepared Alyssa straggled along behind with Mia, who calmly strolled through the course.
Mia: I don't run. At most, I power-walk. But I don't run.
Scott was the first to reach the river of radioactive waste. He pulled out a quarter from his pocket and tossed it into the river. It burst into flames.
"... Oh," Scott nervously chuckled. He looked down at his feet. "Jetbootsu!" The supernatural boots propelled him into the air.
K.C. noticed this and gasped. "Oh, no, you don't! Third-Arm Sash!"
The sash extended and yanked Scott back to the ground. Scott pulled out the Mantis Flip Coin.
K.C. groaned, "Why'd you guys end up with all the useful Wu?"
"Mantis Flip Coin!" Scott yelled as he shrugged, then effortlessly flipped across the river, making sure to land on barrels.
K.C. stomped his foot in frustration which caused the entire course to shake, knocking over Alyssa and Mia. A large rock was pieced out of the ground and tossed into radioactive river. It floated.
"Cool!" K.C. enthused, as he hopped on the rock and rafted his away across the river.
Meanwhile, in the peanut gallery, Eleanor and Hilda chatted.
"So how much do you adore your feline companions?" Hilda inquired.
Eleanor purred, "I feed them before I feed myself!"
Garrett butted in and commented, "That's... not healthy."
"No one asked you!" Eleanor snapped. "Go somewhere!"
Garrett shook his head and turned his attention back to the obstacle course. He squinted. "What the heck is Mia doing?"
Mia sat cross-legged in front of the radioactive river with her eyes closed.
"This is no time to be meditating!" Garrett growled. "Get across that river!"
Mia yelled back in frustration, "And how am I supposed to do that?! All I have is the Star Hanabi and the Ring of the Nine Dragons--"
As she announced both Wu, the Star Hanabi shot out a stream of fire downward that sent Mia flying. At the same time, the Ring of the Nine Dragons split her into two Mia's, both of which landed on the other side of the river.
The other contestants gasped.
"This should be interesting," Chris said, raising an eyebrow.
Both Mia's looked at each other in confusion.
One Mia chuckled, "You look pretty."
The other Mia sneered, "You look demented. How do I reverse this? Do I always look this idiotic?"
Before anyone could answer, Alyssa yelled, "Sword of the Stoooooo--" The sword sent her flying across the river, but caused her to crash into one of the Mia's.
"Oh, heh, sorry," Alyssa apologized.
"What the heck is your problem?!" Mia snapped.
Alyssa blinked. "I'm... sorry."
"You're welcome!" the other Mia blankly smiled.
Alyssa blinked again, then rubbed her eyes. After staring at both Mia's, she fainted.
Alyssa: (holding an ice pack to her head) What... is... happening...
Scott and K.C. were now neck-and-neck at the second portion of the obstacle course. There were four beams leading up to the generator platform, one made of ice, another made of rock, and the other two made of metal.
"Well, duh, metal," the two boys stated.
Scott jumped up and grabbed one of the metal beams but immediately let go of it. "Gah! Holy crap, that's hot!"
K.C. jumped up and grabbed the other one, but the beam ended up being made of rubber and completely empty on the inside. "What the...?"
"If it isn't already obvious enough," Chris announced through his megaphone, "You've got to pick the beam that matches your element."
Scott groaned and grabbed the beam made of ice, and at the same time, K.C. grabbed the beam made of rock.
As the two boys trudged upward, Alyssa and the two Mia's jogged to the beams.
"This is such a stupid challenge," one of the Mia's said.
"I like running!" the other giggled.
Alyssa looked directly at the camera and mouthed, "What is going on?!"
"You're an idiot," the first Mia told the other.
"You're pretty," the second Mia replied.
The first Mia attempted to trip the second Mia, but as their legs touched, they snapped together and morphed into one single Mia.
Alyssa nearly fainted again as Mia looked around, confused. "Why am I running? What the heck is going on?"
"That's what I want to know!" Alyssa told her.
As the girls grabbed their respective beams, the boys were already halfway across.
"Alright, sorry, dude, but I've gotta win this," K.C. said as he dug through his pockets. "Tangle Web Comb!"
He aimed the comb at Scott, but the comb's strings had different ideas and turned back to the girls.
They wrapped Mia and Alyssa together, to their beams, similar to a woman on a railroad track. Mia groaned. "This challenge is getting on my last nerve." She wriggled around and yelled, "Star Hanabi!"
Flames shot out of the star-shaped jewel and snapped the comb's strings, freeing the girls. "Now, time to play dirty," Mia smirked as she aimed it to Scott's beam. "Star Hanabi!"
The flames from her Wu melted Scott's beam and sent him plummeting to the ground of the power plant. "Aw, c'mon, man, that's lame!"
K.C. was the first to reach the generator platform. He squinted and noticed a gleaming object inside of the generator, which was surrounded by an electric fence. He grinned. "The Eye of Dashi."
He pulled out his team's latest Wu and pounded against the fence's control system. "Fist of Tebigong!"
As he did so, Alyssa and Mia reared up behind him. "Ah!"
At the exact same time, the three of them used their elemental Wu.
"Sword of the Storm!"
"Fist of Tebigong!"
A tornado-shaped flame spat out rocks throughout the entire power plant, and smoke made it impossible to see a thing.
"The Eye of Dashi is mine!" K.C. proudly announced, holding the Eye up as the smoke cleared.
Alyssa looked at him, then unsurely said, "Um, K.C..."
As K.C. held up the Wu, he also held up Mia, who also had her hand on the Eye of Dashi.
"Oh, well, great," he grumbled.
Mia sighed. "I suppose I have to challenge you to a Xiaolin Showdown." She looked around the room for a second, then gasped. "Aha! The game will be Name That Band. A song from an obscure band's latest album will be played and we'll have to identify it."
"... Um, no," K.C. opposed. "How about a game of hot potato... but with radioactive barrels. Whoever lets the barrel drop loses. My Third-Arm Sash against your Ring of the Nine Dragons!"
Mia folded her arms. "Fine, then."
Their eyes met each others and they declared, "Let's go, Xiaolin Showdown!"
The power plant turned into a circular, completely metal arena. A green, radioactive river cut across the center of it. Several beams of rock and heated metal cut across the arena in a jungle-gym fashion. K.C. and Mia were positioned on opposite ends of the arena.
"Gong Yi Tampai!" they chanted, as a barrel fell into K.C.'s hands out of nowhere.
"Geez, this is heavy," K.C. grunted as he ran with the cumbersome barrel. "Wait a minute, I don't have to carry this. Third-Arm Sash!"
The sash extended and grabbed the barrel for K.C. as he ran to Mia. "Catch!"
He tossed the barrel to Mia, who jumped and caught it. "Ugh, you're right, this weighs a ton." She pursed her lips for a second. "I'm probably going to regret this, but... Ring of the Nine Dragons!" She split herself into five Mia's.
One Mia knelt on the edge of the radioactive river and looked at her reflection. "Pretty green! Teehee!"
Another Mia shook her head and said, "Barrel get! Barrel get!"
"Yes, yes, barrel!" the other Mia's chimed.
From afar, K.C. scratched his head. "Um..."
The five Mia's grabbed the barrel, and with their combined strength, hurled it to K.C..
"Whoa, crap!" K.C. gasped. "Third-Arm Sash!" The sash grabbed the barrel moments before potentially exploding against a beam.
"Woo, way to go, K.C.!" Julie cheered from the sidelines, clapping.
Angelina looked at her and asked, "How's that irritable bowel syndrome going, huh?"
Julie quickly put her hands down and stuttered, "Uh, um, it's receding a bit."
"Mm-hmm," Angelina muttered.
Back in the arena, K.C. hopped on a beam made of rock and hurled the barrel at the group of Mia's, who caught it and tossed it right back at him.
K.C. yelled, "Third-Arm Sash!", however, as the sash made its way to the barrel, it got caught in a mess of intervening beams. In response to this, K.C. leaped toward the barrel and tried to catch it, but missed.
The barrel crashed against a beam and spilled, which caused the power plant to return to its regular state.
"Yay!" the five Mia's cheered, holding the Ring of the Nine Dragons, Third-Arm Sash, and Eye of Dashi.
K.C. slowly walked back to his team. "Um... sorry, guys."
His team, obviously displeased, did not reply, except for Julie, who scolded, "You idiot! How did you not see the beams in the way? They were literally. Right. There. Seriously! Even I could've done better!"
Everyone froze and directed their attention to Julie, panting in exasperation.
"... J-Julie?" K.C. stuttered.
Julie suddenly stopped. "Um. I... mean........ Oh, darn, that irritable bowel syndrome is acting up again, hehe, um... I'll be back in a bit."
She sped off to the D.O.J.O. as Chris announced, "Well, then. Uh. Even though Team Water technically got last place, because of the showdown, we'll be seeing Team Earth at the Banishment Ceremony! This'll be good."
At the Banishment Ceremony, the six members of Team Earth sat in the bleachers, completely isolated from each other.
Chris walked in and paused. "Wow. I can smell the tension in here. No, seriously, someone needs to start using deodorant."
Russell awkwardly sniffed himself and blushed.
"Aaaanywho, Team Earth, since this is your first time here, here's how it works. If I call your name, you're safe. Whoopdee-doo. If you end up being the unlucky sap whose name isn't called out, you're gonna have to take off your Belt of Life, walk down the Pathway of Shame, and take the Drop of Shame all the way back home."
"So, let's begin! Bradley, you're safe."
Bradley: So K.C. lost the challenge for us, and lost us the Third-Arm Sash. That Wu was so cool, dude. But Russell's been getting on my last nerve, especially since we would've lost the last challenge because of him if we actually had an elimination! Not to mention, Angelina and Tina are the most annoying chicks on the planet. Seriously. I can't go ten minutes without them arguing or yelling or trying-to-kill-each-other-with-Wu-ing... and then Julie... what the heck was that about?
"Next up... Tina..."
Angelina frowned. "... And Angelina."
Tina snapped, "Why do people always put our names together? I don't deserve that kind of punishment."
"Don't make it sound like I enjoy it either," Angelina scoffed, rolling her eyes.
"You're both annoying, we get it," Chris groaned. "Russell. You're safe too."
Russell breathed a sigh of relief, as Chris looked at Julie and K.C..
He chuckled, "Well, well, well, our ex-lovebirds. Where did you guys go wrong? K.C., well, you lost the challenge. Big time error right there. And Julie, do you really have -- I feel disgusting saying this -- 'irritable bowel syndrome'? Actually, are any of the things you say really true?"
K.C. gave Julie a broken glance, but Julie quickly looked away.
"In any case, the final contestant who is still in the game is... K.C."
Julie stood up, gave Chris her belt, grabbed a parachute, and took the Drop of Shame without saying a word.
K.C.: I didn't vote for Julie. I couldn't. I just... I couldn't.
"Well," Chris commented, looking for any reaction to Julie's departure, and receiving none. "That was a depressing ending. Tune in next week for more totality, more drama, and hopefully, more showdowns, only on Total... Drama... Showdown!"
Chapter Seven: Ruby Rage
Bbhinton15 & Kgman04
The camera zoomed in on an intern reluctantly massaging Chris' feet. Chris stretched on a recliner and placed two cucumber slices on his eyelids.
The intern chimed, “You know, I hear the slices don't actually do anything.”
Chris frowned. “Seem to be doing more than you. Get in there! That bunion won't fix itseeeeeel—” He was interrupted as his eyes caught the camera. “--lllcome back to Total Drama Showdown! Last time, our teams set out to find the Eye of Dashi; a dangerous Wu that shoots lightning like nobody's business. Russell finally lost some of his street-cred on Team Earth, and Team Water's officially turned into a heartwrenching, young adult bestselling-novel. In the end, Mia and K.C. battled it out for the Eye. And when Mia came out on top, Julie flipped. I mean, this girl totally lost it! Seems like Team Earth wasn't having it, because little Julie took the Drop not too long after. Who will prevail? Who will fall? Find out right here, only on Total… Drama… Showdown!”
The members of Team Earth were shown gathered around a table in the dining hall. Bradley was seated next to K.C., and both of them were across an uncomfortable Russell position between Angelina and Tina.
“Well, it's official: losing sucks,” Bradley quietly stated.
Russell sighed, “Yeah, it's a bummer.”
Tina gave the boys questioning glances and sneered, “Well, if someone hadn't tanked the showdown, we'd be one member up from all the other teams.”
K.C. groaned and walked to the food counter. Russell decided, “Uh, I'd better keep an eye on him.”
K.C.: This blows, man. I really liked Julie! But first she goes off on me, then it turns out she might be some crazy liar, and now she's not even in the game anymore! Agh…
Standing up and placing her palms on the table, Angelina declared, “Well, we obviously lost because we don't have a strong leader on this team. I, for one, nominate myself as team leader.”
“You're joking, right?” Tina scoffed, looking up at Angelina from her seat. “If anyone deserves to be leader, it's me.”
Bradley folded his arms. “Here we go again…”
Angelina leaned in toward Tina. “Oh yeah? What have you done for the team?”
Bewildered, Tina shot back, “As if you've done anything for the team? At least I make the team look hotter overall!”
Before Angelina could retort, Bradley shot up out of his seat and barked, “Alright! That's it, you two. If you guys really want to be team leader, we'll settle it this way. Whichever one of you manages to get the next Wu for our team gets to be Queen Bee.”
The girls looked at him, then at each other. “Done.”
Angelina: (doing a pageant wave) Queen Bee…
Tina: Suits me so well, doesn't it?
At the breakfast line, K.C. dragged himself along as he stood between William and Russell.
William took notice and glanced at Russell. “Is he alright?”
K.C. mumbled something unintelligible and curled up into the fetal position. Russell smacked his lips and concluded, “Nah.”
As the line advanced, Wally, who stood behind Russell, ordered, “C'mon, pool noodle, move it.” He shoved Russell forward, causing him to trip over K.C. and crash into William.
William shrieked and fell out of the line, then turned to Wally. “Was that necessary?”
Wally smirked. “What are you gonna do about it?”
“I—” William stopped himself short. “I'll— I— Uh—”
“Save yourself the breaths, pipsqueak,” Wally snorted as he walked through the line.
William balled up his fists and brushed himself off before storming to the bathroom.
William: I have had it up to here with that imbecile. Although I know my cultured brain embarrassingly overtakes his any day of the week, it's no question that I'm not exactly a physical match. Well, I'll show him. I'll definitely show him…
Upon exiting the confessional, William bumped into Blake, who was leading Team Water into the dining area. “Watch it, loser.”
“Creative,” William commented, rolling his eyes as he re-entered with them.
Blake decided to sit directly beside Team Fire, causing Garrett to conspicuously inch away from them.
“We don't bite,” Raina teased, taking a seat next to Mia.
Garrett groaned. “Obviously you don't bite. I'd assume you're at least civilized enough to refrain from doing that.”
Raina nearly said something, but Scott placed his hand on her shoulder. “C'mon, let's focus on our own team for now.”
Gushing, Raina turned back to Team Water and nodded. “R-Right! So, uh, um…”
Natalia and Bronwyn gave her and Scott wary glances, while Blake took control of the conversation. “I don't see what we need to talk about. We've been fine so far. I mean, we lost the first two challenges, but we've been fine since. Right? And we've got these four kick-butt Wu, and might I add, the Jetbootsu look great on me.”
Blake kicked his feet up on the table to model them, accidentally activating the Wu. He was shot backward; Hilda, who was returning to her team's table after picking up breakfast, grabbed him by the back of his shirt and held him up in the air. “Whose person is this?”
Bronwyn reluctantly raised her hand and Hilda tossed Blake back to Team Water.
Blake: (massaging his neck) You know, I'm way too good for my team. They're all just a bunch of annoying, lovesick lackeys. It's like I'm the only person who's trying anymore!
“Guys! Look!” Albert pointed out the window.
The contestants rushed over to the side of the plane. “Pyramids?” Eleanor wondered aloud.
“We must be in Egypt,” Bronwyn concluded.
Natalia rolled her eyes. “No way! I would've never guessed.”
Chris' voice dominated the chatter as he announced, “Welcome to the pyramids at Giza! A new Wu has revealed itself, and we'll be arriving shortly. Stock up on your team's Wu and get ready for a… “smooth” landing.”
“Was that what you call 'sarcasm?'” Hilda asked, looking at Mia.
“You're learning!” Mia unenthusiastically replied.
Wally returned to his team's table and declared, “Since our team only has one stinkin' Wu, I think I deserve to hold on to it for the challenge.”
Maxwell folded his arms. “How'd you arrive at that?”
Wally flexed his biceps and glared at Maxwell. “These are bigger than you and little Willy over there combined. And what are the girls gonna do with a cool Wu like that?”
“Sword of the Storm!” Isadora called impulsively, aiming it Wally. He crashed into one of the planes' windows and broke it, causing everyone to to be sucked out of the D.O.J.O..
“This is the worst show eveeeeeeer!” Natalia wailed as she and the other nineteen contestants plummeted toward the desert.
With the sand to break their fall, the contestants painfully crawled their way back to their feet. Bronwyn was lodged in the sand headfirst, emitted muffled cries for help.
Raina approached her, but from several yards away, Scott called out, “I got it! Lotus Twister!” His arms stretched and wrapped around Bronwyn's furiously-kicking legs, then pulled her out of the sand. He rushed over to her.
“Are you okay?” Scott asked, with his arms on Bronwyn's shoulders. She blushed.
“Yeah! I'm fine now.” She giggled, but then sneezed and shot globs of sand all over Scott's face.
Natalia clamped her hand over her mouth and choked out something between a laugh and a gag.
“I'm so sorry!” Bronwyn gasped. Scott laughed, “Oh, uh, no worries, um…”
He removed his shirt and used it to wipe his face, and during the process, caught Bronwyn, Natalia, and Raina's attention.
Raina: (breathes heavily into a paper bag)
Chris arrived in a dunebuggy and laughed, “Looks like you guys did my job for me this time! How nice of you.”
Hilda hiccuped, causing a cloud of sand to spew out from her mouth. Chris cringed. “Anywho… it's time we get down to business. A new Wu has revealed itself! It's called the Ruby of Ramses.”
At the same time, Angelina and Tina's eyes widened. “Ruby?”
“Yes, the Ruby of Ramses,” Chris repeated. “The user of this Wu has the power of telekinesis, and can make any targeted object move as he or she wishes!”
Wally folded his arms. “Finally, I can get some of my team to start moving.” William rolled his eyes. “So, Chris, where is this Ruby of Ramses?”
Chris pointed to a pyramid fairly far away. “Somewhere in that pyramid.”
“That's so far!” Natalia moaned.
Chris shrugged. “The D.O.J.O. was going to drop you off right in front of the pyramid, but looks like some people had other plans.” He gestured toward Isadora, causing the rest of the contestants to glare at her. She quickly hid behind Alyssa. “Anyway, you guys had better get moving. I'll be seeing the worst team at tonight's Banishment Ceremony!” He sped off and set off his airhorn.
Angelina: (fantasizing) Do you know how beautiful that Ruby...
Tina: (also fantasizing) would look on my ring finger!? I bet it's gorgeous!
Angelina & Tina: (split-screen) I have to have it!
The camera scoped in on Team Wind, who was running with an early lead amongst the other teams.
"C'mon, everyone!" William huffed in front of Team Wind. "It's time to see what I can--I mean, we can do!" William charged ahead of the rest of his team even further.
"Hey!" Alyssa yelled out to him, "Could you slow down just a bit? It won't do us any good if you're away from the rest of us!"
William casually kept his pace and casually lifted his hand over his ear, "Huh? Sorry! Couldn't understand you over all this winning!"
Alyssa: Okay. Confidence looks good on everyone. But, if you don't control it--(static)
Immediately, William cuffed his hands together and placed them below his waist while running and shouted, "Wind!" At that moment, a gust of wind erupted out of his hands, circled itself around William, and began transporting him. "Well, I'll be Mozart's nephew, twice-removed! How great is this?!"
Wally witnessed William's breath-taking speed using the power of wind firsthand and stopped in awe, causing Alyssa, Isadora, and Maxwell to crash into him from behind.
Maxwell peered over Wally's shoulder, "What's the hold up, big guy?" Before Wally could answer, Maxwell looked ahead to see a cruising William headed to the pyramid.
Wally: Pfft. I coulda done that, too. But I don't need my powers yet. Just little distractions if you ask me. Twerp's probably just feeling weaker than he usually does. (small silence; Wally looks down at his hands) Hmm...
In the distance, a faint voice could be heard, "Eye of Dashi!" At that moment, a sharp streak of lightning hurled past Team Wind and headed for William.
Still virtually riding his winds, William exclaimed, "This Wu is as good as m--" Suddenly, the lightning tampered with William's wind and discombobulated it. In a strange turn of events, William began drifting out of control and, ultimately, the Eye of Dashi's strike turned William's wind around and set him on a course toward his own team.
"What? No! Turn around!" William exclaimed. He began to see that he was headed right for his own team, screamed and toppled into the mass. After the wind cleared, William could be seen on top of Alyssa, Maxwell, and Isadora, who were on top of Wally.
All of William's team gave him menacing looks and exchanged words, "Way to go, Wally... What's wrong with you?... You never listen."
Behind them, Team Fire quickly passed the washed-out team; Hilda could be seen wearing the Eye of Dashi as a necklace.
"See you at the Banishment Ceremony!" she screamed out, passing Team Wind.
As he was running, Albert tried to correct her, "You mean we won't see them."
Hilda gasped, "How rude! But didn't we invite them?!"
"No, we-- it-- w-- the gam--" Albert was lost. "Alright, let's just say we did."
Hilda yelled behind her, "Be sure to bring tea and cookies!"
Eleanor ran closely behind Hilda, nearly out of breath, "How much... How much longer? I need a bowl of water!"
Mia gasped, "How did you know about drinking out of bowls so early?!" Garrett, ahead of everyone, overheard the conversation going on and rolled his eyes.
Garrett: It's no surprise that my team is still afloat because of me; let's just be real. But, honestly, I can't take much more of any of their constant babble. It's not getting me any closer to winning this competition. Time to regain some focus.
Garrett began grinning in a subtle fashion and let out the Star Hanabi.
"Star Hanabi!" Garrett yelled out, pointing the jewel behind him. The Star Hanabi emitted snowball-sized fire bursts from its center. The remainder of Garrett's team unexpectedly saw the bursts headed toward them and ducked. Unfortunately, a distracted Hilda saw the balls of fire too late and was punched away from her team.
Eleanor stopped running and looked back, "Hilda!!" She turned back around to see the rest of her team still charging for the pyramid. "Garrett! What's your damage?!"
"Sorry about that! I was definitely aiming for the other teams! Earth and Water are gaining on us!" Garrett lied. As he said that, both Team Water and Team Earth stormed past Eleanor, who ran back to check on Hilda.
"Make sure that the unicorns and the phones are charged at 94%," Hilda stated in a dazed and confused sense. Eleanor gasped at Hilda's current state and gritted her teeth.
Back at the front of the pack, Mia sped up a bit to Garrett, "So, what was that about?"
Garrett huffed, "I needed... I needed you guys to sep... separate. So we can talk about our next move! We can't really... really do that if the team is talking about cats and food all the... the... time! So, I say--"
"Coming through!" a voice was heard behind them. The camera zoomed out to show Scott flipping into the lead using the Mantis Flip Coin. He stuck his landing and continued pacing himself.
"Jetbootsu!" Blake hollered as he rocketed past Team Fire while carrying the females of his team due to the anti-gravity of his boots.
Natalia waved to her competition as she passed them from Blake's shoulder, "We'll be sure to send you a postcard from our vacation after we win!" Albert grunted after hearing this and tried to increase his speed.
Bronwyn looked ahead and was able to see the pyramid containing the Ruby ahead of Scott. She was eagerly excited, "Yes! We're gonna get another one!" She threw her hands in the air and squealed, but as that happened, she fell off of Blake's shoulder and made a crash-course for Albert, Mia, and Garrett.
Unable to slow down, Garrett yelped, "Look out!!" Instantly, the three crashed into Bronwyn's body. The four began moaning unintelligibly.
Blake turned around and saw Bronwyn under part of Team Fire, "Bronwyn! How did you fall off!?" He, with Natalia and Raina on his shoulders raced back to Bronwyn while Scott forged ahead. Blake grabbed his team member, threw her on his back, and rocketed off again, and gradually caught up to Scott, the first to enter the temple.
Scott looked at the inside of the pyramid with awe, "Wow. You'd never see anything like this back home." The pyramid was covered with many different, ancient hieroglyphics and looked to be carved in gold from the inside. As Blake hovered over Scott with the girls, Scott looked up and pointed as he saw a jewel perched at the top of a column, "Look! It's the Ruby! The Ruby of Ramses!" Team Water's eyes turned into stars as they observed the Ruby of Ramses sitting atop the column in the center of the pyramid.
Raina looked to her left and then to her right, "Well? How do you suppose we get it?"
"Hmm," Scott took one small step toward the Ruby and the inside of the pyramid began to shake, causing Team Water to gasp.
Blake questioned the pyramid's rumbling, "That's odd." He deactivated the Jetbootsu and descended to the ground; this caused the pyramid to rumble a second time. At that point, Natalia daintily hopped off of Blake, which started the third rumble.
"Oopsies!" Natalia sounded out. Scott looked displeased, "Guuuuuys, you've gotta be more careful."
Raina adjusted her glasses, "Well, we can't stay on top of Blake forever."
Blake: (shown with a butt imprint and limp within his left shoulder) Yeah... No kidding.
Bronwyn and Raina attempted to slowly descend off of Blake's shoulders; coincidentally, Bronwyn began hiccuping and hiccuped herself off of Blake's body, collapsing to the ground. This startled Raina and made her lose her balance and focus as she ultimately hit the ground. With Raina's added girth, the interior of the pyramid began rumbling more than ever and gradually began to crumble. Fear was in Team Water's eyes as they each eyed the Ruby of Ramses together and noticed that it fell backward and down what looked to be a chasm.
"Nooooooooo!!!" they all shouted.
Bronwyn sighed and got on her knees and covered her face in her hands, "Great, it's hopeless. How on earth do we get it now?"
"What happened?" Garrett called out to them as he, Albert, and Mia, dashed to Team Water's location.
Albert took a good look at the room and deduced, "It's obvious. The power of some of the instances that happened in here caused the inside of the pyramid to turn to dust. My guess is that the Ruby of Ramses was in a high spot but now, it has fallen into a place nobody currently is aware of." A record scratch was heard off in the distance as Garrett, Mia, and Team Water looked at Albert.
"What?" he retorted, "It looks like that's what happened."
"Yes, that--" Scott started.
"That's exactly what happened." Blake finished, stunned.
Albert forcibly chuckled, "Destined for greatness, remember?" He pointed off to the distance, "the Ruby is over there."
"Well, thanks for that information, good sire!" William could be heard, leading Team Wind into the depths of the pyramid. He rocketed past the teens and turned around to coax his own team, "Now! Let's get that Ru--" William wasn't watching where he was going and ran into a boulder.
Wally immediately fell out, laughing, "Heh heh heh, this is why we don't let scrawny people be team leaders!"
Muffled, William was virtually frozen in his crash position and could be heard, "Aw, come on!!"
Alyssa ran to William's side, "Will, are you okay?" William could only be heard groaning as Wally laughed even harder. Alyssa started to get a tad angry, "This isn't funny, you know."
"What are you talking about, it's hilarious!"
"No, it's not. You think it's funny watching our own teammates clobber themselves over and over and over and over an--" William's muffled groans grew louder as he laid motionless up against the boulder.
Maxwell and the other teams watched Alyssa attempt to free William as Wally continued chuckling.
Bronwyn whispered to Max, "Is it like this every week with you guys?"
"Week? Ha. Every day. It's nothing but common rudimentary information that Alyssa is our team leader, but she doesn't have the fortitude to assert herself. The big brute over there and William are trying so hard to convince us when they are only making fools of themselves to her and I." Maxwell pointed to Isadora, who only waved at Bronwyn.
"You know," Wally chimed in again, "maybe if you move the boulder, you could probably more easily help the little squirt outta there." Alyssa heard this, moved a couple boulders in efforts to pick up William but ended up making more boulders topple over William, insinuating Wally to laugh even harder.
"Look ouuuuuuuuuuuuut!!" female voices could be behind everyone. Alyssa and the rest turned around to see Team Earth hurdling toward everyone on a floating boulder. The team skidded into the pyramid and caused a giant crash.
"Angelina?" Mia called out seeing her.
"Tina?" Blake queried.
"Guys?!" Alyssa wondered.
After the wind cleared, the camera made out Angelina and Tina, in front of the rest of Team Earth, staring each other down, "This is all your fault!"
"Thanks to you, I'll never get to wear that Ruby!" Angelina gawked at Tina.
Tina scoffed, "My fault? You're the one who had the idea of using a floating rock! Plus, the Ruby would look so tacky on you--red's not your color; none of them are! Especially this trashy, patchy skin tone you have going on!"
"Uhh, girls?" Bradley got up and attempted to stop them.
Angelina had scorn in her eyes, "Why can't you just accept that I'm the team leader and what I say goes! You don't understand what it means to be a leader so why should you be one?!"
"Girls?" K.C. tried to chime in.
"Well, Ange," Tina continued, "A good leader knows when to be fair and honest. News flash, those jeans died with your brain about five years ago! Just being honest! Also, you're probably going home before I do! Just being fair!"
At that point, both Angelina and Tina shrieked, "You're the worst person ever! EARTH!" Instantly, the boulders, rocks, and remains of the pyramid interior began circling around Angelina and Tina. As the boulders continued spinning, everyone looked up and saw the Ruby of Ramses spinning along with the boulders as well.
The two girls gasped as they peered up, "The Ruby! It's MINE!" The spinning rocks and other Earth-objects began to lower around the girls while the Ruby lowered in between them as they concentrated their energy. Suddenly, the two grabbed for the Wu at the same time and began arguing over it.
"Let go, it's mine! I got it first!" Tina bickered.
Angelina replied, "Hah! Not on your life! Which, from the looks of it, is coming to an end soon!"
Tina over-dramatically gasped, "You take that back!" Angelina and Tina slowly began levitating as the Ruby of Ramses glowed.
Below both girls, K.C., Bradley, and Russell could be seen cheering.
"We did it! Again!" Russell exclaimed.
K.C. looked up, "Victory never looked any sweeter, girls!"
Back in the action, Angelina looked at Tina with death in her eyes, "Why would I take it back? It's totally the truth! And I can prove it! I challenge you to a Xiaolin Showdown!"
Bradley's smile quickly turned into a frown, "You said what now?"
"Fine!" Tina accepted. "I'll wager the Tangle Web Comb against your Shroud of Shadows! You're gonna regret ever challenging me!"
Angelina stuttered, "Oh, hush! The game is dodgeboulder! Last one standing wins!"
Chris walked into the pyramid, sipping tea, and saw Tina and Angelina floating with the Ruby of Ramses and stifled laughter, "Wh-- heh heh-- What is this!?"
K.C. grabbed Chris by the collar in fear, "They can't actually do this, can they?!"
"Weeeeeeell..." Chris began.
"Let's go! Xiaolin Showdown!" the girls yelled at each other. At that point, the location where the chosen ones were began to morph and resemble that of a gymnasium. Boulders were placed in the center of the stage and each of the Teams were raised at massive levels in order to view the events. Outside the morphed pyramid, Hilda and Eleanor were just about to enter when the area shot out of the ground and suspended itself in the air.
The camera went back into the pyramid gym where Angelina stood on one side of the boulders and Tina on the other.
"This... This can't end well, I just know it can't end well." Bradley scratched his forehead. "Who do we even root for!?"
Russell leaned in and whispered in Bradley's ear, "Psst, dude, it doesn't matter. Look at the playing field!" Russell pointed to both Angelina and Tina, both members of Team Earth.
Russell: Yo, dudes, I'm really surprised Chris isn't calling us out on this. Our two twigs are battling for the new Wu. That means we win by default!
Maxwell: The statistics of this actually being legal fall short below--(static)
"I'm basically destined to be our team leader! It's in my blood!" Angelina yelled to Tina. Her wording caught Albert's attention.
"Yeah, you tell her!" Albert shouted from above as he began to clap.
Tina held out her hand, "In your dreams!"
"Gong Yi Tampai!" the girls shouted. As soon as that was said, they each ran to the center stage, grabbed a boulder and ran back to where they were originally standing.
Tina grunted and began charging, "Your face could use some remodeling!" At that breath, she threw her boulder toward Angelina. Thinking quickly, Angelina gasped and ducked.
"Ha, get those marbles you call eyes checked! You completely missed me!" Angelina happily pranced. "Now, watch a true leader at work! Graaaaaaaaaahhh!!" Angelina ran up and tossed her boulder at Tina.
Struck with fear, Tina stood motionless and stared at the giant rock coming her way. She screamed, "Noooooooo!" Tina threw her hands in front of her; this action caused the boulder to slice in half down the middle and pass by Tina on both sides of her. Tina gasped again and looked at her hands.
Tina: Did you see that?! Take that, everyone at home! Mess with me, I'll mess you up!
"I hope you enjoyed doing that once," Angelina sputtered. She then began charging toward Tina again, boulder-less. "Because you're not gonna do it again! Earth!" As Angelina stampeded toward Tina, some of the boulders Angelina passed imploded into smaller rocks and encased themselves around Angelina's hands, giving her rock hands. She attempted to punch Tina multiple times, missing each one.
"You're in... my bubble! Tangle Web Comb!" Tina activated the Tangle Web Comb and allowed it to shoot out its webbing. The comb successfully wrapped around Angelina as cheers were heard from the stands.
Angelina sounded troubled, "Ewwwww! Get me out of this mess! Your hair has less split-ends than this! But... not by much! Ugh!" she let out a battle cry and, using her rock hands at the time, broke free of the comb's casings. Right as she broke free, Angelina turned to see a boulder headed right for her.
"Ahhh!!" she screamed. "Shroud of Shadows!" Angelina pulled out the cloth quickly, waved it around herself, and immediately vanished in an attempt to avoid the rock.
Murmurs could be heard from the crowd above, "Where did she go? ... She vanished! ... Oh, wow! ... This is intense."
"Show yourself, take this whooping like the mannish-girl you are!" Tina yelled out loud. Tina paced around her side of the gym wanting to know where Angelina was hiding. Instantly, Angelina appeared behind Tina and forcibly pushed her. Tina screamed and accidentally dropped the Tangle Web Comb when plummeting into the ground.
"Look! Angelina's got the comb!" Russell exclaimed to his team as Angelina picked up the Tangle Web Comb.
"Looks like it's game over for you!" Angelina instilled into Tina. Barely able to move, Tina struggled to get up.
"Ah. Ah. Ah," Angelina waved her rock finger. "Time to end this! Tangle Web Comb!" Angelina aimed the comb for one of the boulders. Using the casing the Comb gives, Angelina was able to wrap most of the Tangle Web Comb onto one of the boulders. Leaving it connected to the comb, she began twirling the comb and the boulder like a medieval flail. She flung the boulder around and shot it toward Tina, allowing the comb casing to release itself.
"Tina, look out!" Raina pleaded out to her. The boulder jettisoned over to Tina's location and made ultimate contact, causing everyone to gasp.
"Ha! Yes! Yes, yes! Yes! I win!" Angelina began jumping up and down. Coming onscreen, the Ruby of Ramses descended below Angelina, allowing her to grasp it. As she grabbed it, Angelina stuck her tongue out to the boulder covering most of Tina's body. This action caused the interior of the pyramid to revert itself back to normal.
Team Earth was shown with Angelina in front, holding the Shroud of Shadows, Tangle Web Comb, and the Ruby of Ramses. Tina stood next to her, looking a bit more injured, holding nothing.
Chris walked on screen, clapping, "Awesome work, Angelina. Team Earth are the victors of today's challenge!" Cheers were heard within Team Earth while many eye rolls happened behind them, courtesy of the other teams.
Chris held out his hand, "Whoa, folks, don't think everything is over just yet!" Bradley immediately stopped cheering and gulped.
"For the first and hopefully only time," Chris started as he walked toward Tina and Angelina, who were eyeing each other, "we have just witnessed a team win and lose!"
Bradley snapped his fingers and walked over to Chris, "I knew something was wrong about this. Why didn't you say anything?"
"What? You expected me to stop this? Do you know who I am? This was great to watch; no way I was stopping it! Plus, I really thought it was common sense to know not to fight your own teammates--isn't that right, girls?" Chris winked at the girls. "So, it looks like these girls just gave you immunity as well as took it away! Team Earth, you guys are on the chopping block yet again! As for everyone else, get your teams together and head back to D.O.J.O; you guys are safe for the night!"
Bradley: (groans and imitates Russell) "Dude, look at the playing field! We can't lose!" That's the last time I listen to someone more idiotic than... than... (groans again) Tina and Angelina!
Teams Wind, Water, and Fire were shown walking back to D.O.J.O.
"That's gotta suck for Team Earth," Bronwyn said aloud.
Scott agreed, "Yep. Two losses in a row. I don't feel too bad. They kinda did it to themselves. Heh. Even if that happened to our team. Could you imagine you and Natalia fighting over a Wu? Ridiculous!" Scott kept walking but his comments caused Bronwyn to stop.
Natalia caught up to her, "Is... something the matter?"
"She's thinking about what Scotty just said," Wally interjected.
"Well, what did he say?"
Bronwyn: (still staring into space as before; snaps out of it) No. No. Uh-uh. Not worth it.
Blake was shown walking alongside Mia, who was checking her nails, "How's your team holding up?"
Before Mia could finish, Blake continued, "Our team's literally held together by steel bonds of friendship. I don't foresee any problems. At all. What say you?"
"Do you guys have some kind of split in your team? I always see you with Albert and Garrett. That cat girl and that Amish girl are never with you guys. They're part of Team Fire, too. We're always together; why aren't you guys?"
"Oh, that's cool." Blake then noticed that Mia was getting frustrated with his interjections. "What's wrong? Trouble in paradise?"
Mia kicked him in his crotch area, "No, if it was paradise, you wouldn't be here. Instead, I would expect my friend's best friend to be here. She's close enough to be my friend but not my best friend. That's how life rolls." Mia swiftly passed Blake, who was on his knees after the kick. Team Wind began passing him with William impishly laughing as he approached Blake on the ground.
William: (laughs) Well, not all hope is lost. (referring to Blake) At least I'm better than that excuse. (gasps) I have an idea! This'll show everyone!
William began running up toward his team, "Hey, guys!" Blake, then, stood back up right in front of William's pathway, causing William to crash into him and fall to the ground again.
Blake turned around to see William and cringed, "Oops. Sorry, ma'am." He continued walking and caught up to the rest of the others as William laid on the ground, groaning.
At the Banishment Ceremony, Team Earth was shown in the same spots they were sitting in during the last ceremony, away from each other.
Chris walked into the area and looked around, "Look at you guys. Round two of eliminations! What's the matter!?" The team remained silent. "Oh. Well, you know the drill by now, hopefully. If I call your name, you remain to cause another headache to me. If not, you'll be taking the Drop of Shame. First up as safe, we have K.C.!"
K.C.: You know, I think it's pretty obvious who we all voted for but the hard part was deciding which one. One won't shut up, eats everything, whines about the stupidest crap, and expects us to respect her and the other.... well... umm... the other does that but with a skinnier body.
"Next up," Chris continued. "Bradley and Russell!"
Bradley: This may have been the perfect chance to get rid of Russell, but there are bigger, brattier things to tend to.
"Angelina? Tina? One of you will finally be taking your leave." Chris stated. Both girls looked at their team members who each casually looked the other way and began whistling.
"Before I continue, girls, who do you think is about to get the boot?"
Angelina almost cut Chris off, "Tina! It's Tina! Mm-hmm! She's the one! Yeah! Tina!"
Tina tried to retort, "Excu--"
"No more!" Chris interrupted. "I wasn't actually expecting either of you to answer, but then I realized that I'm basically talking to two sassy sharks. Anyway, yeah, Tina, it really is you and it's time for you to get gone! Thank you, Angelina, for doing my job for me."
Angelina winked at Chris and pulled out the Ruby of Ramses, "Oh. No problem! I can do a lot more than that! Ruby of Ramses!" Angelina aimed the Ruby at Tina.
"Now, wait a just minute! I demand to--" Tina started, but before she could finish, she began glowing and levitating at the speed Angelina lifted her arm. "Put me down!!"
"Oh, okay!" Angelina smiled. She threw her arm back and then threw it forward, causing Tina to be hoisted backward, then flung forward out of the Drop of Shame drop-zone.
K.C. and Bradley gasped at the action, but the camera panned to Chris, who was shown, legs only, laughing uncontrollably. The camera panned back to Team Earth.
"That was fierce," Russell mumbled to Angelina.
"Yeah, well, with my leadership, things are about to get a lot fiercer," Angelina snidely said to each of them.
"What? Your leadership?" Bradley interjected.
Angelina smiled, "Uhh, duh? Don't you remember?" She tossed the Ruby of Ramses up and down in her hand as the camera zoomed into Bradley's forehead, causing a flashback sequence.
Bradley remembered the scene:
"Alright! That's it, you two. If you guys really want to be team leader, we'll settle it this way. Whichever one of you manages to get the next Wu for our team gets to be Queen Bee.... the Queen Bee.... the Queen Bee.... the Queen Bee." As 'The Queen Bee' kept repeating in his head, Bradley's flashback sequence ended and he smacked his head and groaned, returning back to his seat.
Finished laughing, Chris jumped into the camera, "Oooooh, guess he forgot about that! Didn't see that coming, did ya, Bradley? Will Bradley's big-mouth and low level of thinking cost Team Earth another teammate!?"
"Hey!" Bradley shouted, off-screen.
Chris ended, "Be sure to catch our teams in action yet again next time on Total... Drama... Showdown!"
The screen faded to black.
Chapter Eight: Are You Smarter than a Chosen One?
Bbhinton15 & Kgman04
The camera faded in on Chris at the podium of the Banishment Ceremony room. He lifted his arms in excitement, "Previously on Total Drama, we all decided to walk like Egyptians and visited the great pyramids of the west! Or the East... the North? Wherever they were, they were home to our newest toy, the Ruby of Ramses! With it, the controller is able to move targeted objects at will! This Wu caused a little friendly competition between everyone's two favorite knuckleheads--Angelina and Tina. Bradley made the unfortunate mistake of speaking for the entire team when saying whoever can get the Ruby for their team gets to be team captain! Meanwhile, on Team Wind, William the Dunce continued wooing each of his team members--and failed miserably each time! I'm counting down the minutes before Wally finally wails on him! Back in the action, all the teams scrambled to find the Ruby when Angelina and Tina barged in and got into an epic catfight! And, what's worse, they both grabbed the Ruby and started a Xiaolin Showdown!" Chris attempted to regain composure from his excitement. "I know what most of you are thinking: 'How is that possible?' or 'They're on the same team.' or, my favorite, 'That's not fair!' Well, none of you host this plane wreck. I d--." Chris was interrupted by D.O.J.O. shaking and hurdling downward.
Chris gasped and ran to the cockpit to see Chef trying to control the plane, "What's going on!?"
"Outta gas!!" Chef yelled at him. He looked at Chris with anger in his eyes. "But I don't suppose you have anything to do with that, now, do you!?"
With the plane still going down, Chris snapped back, "And just what is that supposed to mean?! Huh? Huh!?"
Chef took his hands off the controls, stared Chris down, and got in his face, "I told you that I couldn't put gas in this thang, asked you to do it, and put the money in your room!"
The plane kept shaking as Chris got in Chef's face as well, "And I told you that I needed money for my bunion removal! Who leaves giant wads of cash on beds?! Plus, I saw money, what else am I going to spend it on? Other people? Forget that!"
Chef retorted, "Well, maybe if you didn't 'forget' about--" At that point, D.O.J.O. started shaking vigorously and the two men looked out the main window to see they were approaching land quickly.
Chris manually turned the camera to his face and yelled as they were about to make contact, "Find out what kills Chef first: this crash or me on this episode of Total! Drama! ...... HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP!"
After the theme song, many of the Chosen Ones were shown panicking and running around D.O.J.O.
"We're all gonna die!" Natalia screamed and ran past Mia.
Mia rolled her eyes, "Whoop-de-doo. Wait a minute..." She looked at her watch and gasped. She pointed upward and yelled, "It's not 12:42, 4, 6, 8, or even 12:40, it's 12:43! That's an odd number! I'm onto you, Universe!"
Mia: (as D.O.J.O. is shaking and plummeting) The universe played a cold hand today. Who likes odd numbers? At home, I have 2 cats, 4 dogs, 2 parents, 6 pencils on my desk, 12 packets of mustard in my jacket's only obscure pocket--because ketchup is so overdone--, 3 brothers, 2-- Wait... 3 brothers. Hmm... (a ceiling rod falls on her head) Ow! (picks up rod and holds it like a bat) Well, I don't care that much for Kasper.
Alyssa: (barges in) Mia! What are you doing in here?!
Alyssa: (arms flailing everywhere) D.O.J.O. is about to crash!!
Mia: (smart-alec tone) Well, I guess I won't be existing that much longer now, will I? (another rod falls out of the ceiling and cracks the confessional camera)
Back outside, Bronwyn and Natalia are shown running in circles as Garrett casually walks past each of them.
"I didn't even get to get my boobs done!" Natalia shrieked.
Bronywn stopped running, fell to her knees and sobbed, "You can have mine! I just want to liiiiiiiive!"
K.C. passed both of them, "This wasn't in our contracts!" He kept running, passing windows that exploded near him.
Blake, Bradley, and Scott were shown huddled together in a corner, hugging.
"I'll miss my mom!" Blake shakily said.
"I'll miss my boards!" Bradley replied, hugging the boys.
"I'll miss--" Scott started. "Wait! Wait, wait, wait! I can fix this!" He broke apart from the boys and ran off to Team Water's room with small parts of D.O.J.O. falling apart behind him as he ran. He encountered the room, ruffled through his bag and found the Jetbootsu. He ran backward toward Blake's belongings and easily encountered the Lotus Twister and dashed out of the room.
Scott ran past Bronwyn, who was now seen next to Garrett, still sobbing.
"Where... where are you going!?" Bronwyn shouted to him.
"Just trust me!" Scott shouted back. Instantly, he hopped out of an open window of D.O.J.O. and yelled, "Jetbootsu! Lotus Twister!!" Both Wu glowed immediately. The Jetbootsu activated and allowed Scott to travel under the D.O.J.O., which was nosediving at this point. The Lotus Twister wrapped around Scott's wrist and extended each of his limbs. Scott used his extended limbs and the zero-gravity from the Jetbootsu to thrust and grab the entire plane. Some of the chosen ones were watching the feat from windows and gasping.
Scott grunted as he gained control of the falling plane and, transitionally, planted it on the ground that it almost impacted. Swiftly, he maneuvered himself out from under D.O.J.O. and flew toward the plane entrance.
Chris and Chef were shown hugging each other with their eyes closed. Chris peeked one eye open to see that the plane was firmly on the ground. He raised his arms, slapping Chef in the process, "We're alive! We're saved!!" He peered over to see that he was on Chef's lap and immediately hopped off; both scoffed and turned their backs to each other.
The scenes switched to show D.O.J.O. still planted where Scott left it and everyone out of the plane, recuperating. The camera panned to show Chris in front of everyone with Scott floating via Jetbootsu next to him.
Chris clapped to grab everyone's attention, "Eyes over here, everyone!"
"Care to explain what just happened?!" Wally furiously asked Chris.
"In due time, Brickhouse," Chris replied. "Due to a few mishaps, we've landed far off from my intentions... I think. Chef is currently trying to figure out our location. In the meantime, thanks to Scott, we're all still here! Some, I'm not as excited about over others, but we're all still here!"
"Ahh, it was nothing," Scott whimsically flipped his hand at Chris. Claps were heard from some of the chosen ones as the camera panned to Raina, Bronwyn, and Natalia, who were all looking at Scott floating with lovesick eyes.
Bronwyn: Did you see the way he risked his life to save us? So selfless! (sighs) My hero.
Raina: Did you see the torque he put on the plane? So measurable! (sighs) My hero.
Natalia: Did you see his butt?! So firm! (sighs) My hero.
Chris continued, "While we wait on Chef, take some time to make sure you're all accounted for and we'll figure out where we go from here."
Scenes switched to show Team Water walking back into the plane. Blake and Scott were in front and, instantly, Bronwyn, Raina, and Natalia ran into Blake, pushing him aside to get to Scott.
"Do you need some water, Scott?!" Bronwyn quickly asked him.
"What about a Brazilian nut?" Raina wondered aloud.
Natalia shamelessly commented, "You really do have a nice butt, though."
Scott impishly chuckled as the girls continued talking to him in the same pattern.
"How about some mints?!"
"I can get you a lozenge!"
"But, seriously, nice butt."
Scott laughed, "Ladies, I don't need anything. Thanks, though." Scott walked over to Blake, helped him up, and they continued walking. The girls stared at both of them as they paced away.
Blake and Scott continued walking off into the distance. Blake looked a bit peeved next to Scott as Scott began speaking, "Man, you do one thing and suddenly you're a hero."
"Yeah. A real big hero," Blake shadily worded out.
Blake: Now Scott's a huge hero and where does that leave me? I should be running this game. I already know I'm going to win; but I guess nobody told me the road would be easy. (sigh) It seems the girls are now even more head-over-heels for Scott. (cringes) They should be noticing me, too! I'm clearly the best the team has to offer. (gasps and ponders) Hmmm...
"Oh, nothing!" Blake replied to Scott's confusion. "So, the girls... now they can't keep their hands off you, huh?"
Scott blushed a bit, "I guess so, but I don't want all this attention. I don't need it. My mom didn't raise me this way."
"Yeah, bro, I hear ya."
"Especially with Raina," Scott continued.
Blake looked intrigued at this statement, "Oh?"
"Yeah, I just... I just feel like she's trying too hard, you know? I've caught all of her signs and she's more obvious than a naked fat girl in a beauty contest. Plus, she almost broke my guitar on accident yesterday. I'm just not interested, bro. But, I don't know how to break it to her. Do you understand?" Scott turned to Blake, who was shown taking notes on Scott's words. "Blake?"
Blake looked up, "Huh!? Oh!" He quickly put the notes up, "Yeah, I totally understand! Maybe you should just be upfront with her. Most girls hate when others beat around the bush--I still don't understand why they do it--but I would just treat it as a 'now or never' problem and do something before it gets worse."
Scott stopped, "Hmm, I think you're right, Blake! It's time I start thinking more about me!" He turned around and ran back toward the girls.
Blake: This is perfect. Soon enough, I'll be back to being the big man on campus! You know, Scott really makes me believe I give great advice... for me, anyway.
Scott ran past Team Wind's room. The camera stopped following Scott and zoomed into Team Wind's room.
"It's foolproof!" Maxwell shouted to his team members.
Alyssa looked concerned, "I dunno, it sounds kinda sketchy and a little underhanded, if you ask me."
"Well, don't you want to win?" Maxwell asked her.
"Short-stack's got a point," Wally motioned to Alyssa. "Just, whatever we do, don't let him do it." Wally pointed over to William, who was looking through his stuff. William looked up to see Wally was pointing at him.
"Ugh! Wally, I haven't even said anything to you today," William pleaded.
"Don't have to, being alive says enough to me."
William started walking toward Wally, "Why I have half a mind to take this paintbrush... and shove it up your--"
"Guys!" Alyssa reprimanded both of them. "Maxwell is talking. Sorry about that, Max. Please continue." Maxwell immediately rolled his eyes at his team members.
Maxwell: (reading a book) Team Wind has been going through growing pains ever since our run-in with Team Water back at the Lotus Temple. If you haven't noticed, we only have one Wu and no team leader. We're basically chickens with our heads cut off. Actually, if we were any fowl, it'd probably be turkeys at this rate. (holds up book) That's why, over the past few days, I've been reading and putting my biggest muscle to the test! Back in the olden days, when these artifacts were first made, my text states that they emit incredible power when combined together. I mean, did you see what Scott did back there? Imagine what could happen with two more powerful Wu combined! I've come up with a proposal.
"I mean, did you see what Scott did back there?" Maxwell reiterated, only this time to his team.
Alyssa replied, "Very true, it was pretty amazing." She looked at Isadora, who only smiled and nodded. Alyssa got up and took the Sword of the Storm out of her belongings and began observing it.
Team Wind continued their conversation as the camera left their room and zoomed in on Team Fire walking to their room, about to pass the other teams' rooms.
"So, are we agreed?" Garrett asked Albert and Mia. Both shook their heads and gave a thumbs-up. As Garrett turned back around and kept walking, Mia rolled her eyes and Albert gave a shrugging look to the camera.
Albert: Garrett informed us yesterday that our first target is probably going to be Eleanor. Personally, I don't care as long as it's not me. I'm 100% positive that I'm still on everyone's good side. And that's the way it will be. (snickers) Garrett used the word "probably". I'm so unfamiliar with that term, it's ridiculous.
Hilda was shown walking and sighing repeatedly.
Mia began to smell her breath and waved her hand in front of her face, "I think you're being a bit too generous with your CO2 emissions, ma'am."
"Oh? I am sorry." Hilda sighed in the other direction, causing Eleanor to hiss when she made contact with the breath.
"Huh? Oh." Hilda stated again.
Eleanor crawled up Hilda's back and leaned into her, "Is something wrong, Hilda?"
"R...R..." Hilda started, "Rumspringa!" She then started sobbing.
"Mew?" Eleanor wondered. "I do not follow."
"Rumspringa. It's part of my culture back in my homelands. I am going to miss it and I have just come to realize!"
Hilda: The day of my birth is tomorrow, and I will still be here... if everyone says the same. Which means, I will miss my Rumspringa! (sobs) During Rumspringa, I am allowed to explore the common life of other, traditional peoples and afterward, choose to live within my community or leave and live the life of others! (thinks aloud) I mean, I guess I am doing the first part now, but 'tis not the same! I miss home! (sobs more)
"I miss home!" Hilda squealed. She, then, began blubbering as Team Fire passed Team Earth and Water's room.
Garrett covered his ears and looked as if he were in pain, "Can someone do something about her please?" Albert immediately went over to console Hilda while Eleanor gave Hilda a hug from behind.
Upon reaching their own room, Albert asked her, "Is there anything we can do to help you, troubled one?"
Hilda continued sobbing, "I just wish I could celebrate Rumspringa! I do not have the proper foods, the proper family, the proper clothing, the proper--"
"Clothing?" Mia sounded intrigued. She then somewhat raised her finger in the air. "I have a subpar idea!" she grabbed Albert and Hilda, who still had Eleanor on her back, and ran into Team Fire's room.
Garrett sighed out of relief, "Good, maybe now we can foc--"
"What about Team Fire?" a voice said from Team Wind's room across the way.
"Huh?" Garrett wondered. He looked swiftly to his left, then to his right, then backed up slowly and placed himself next to Team Wind's room door to eavesdrop.
"You think that would work?" William asked to Maxwell.
Maxwell reassured him, "Well, think about it, I think the Star Hanabi or the Eye of Dashi would work perfectly combined with the Sword of the Storm. I think purposely starting a showdown with Team Fire would work well to our advantage." Team Wind was shown nodding as Garrett looked away from the room and put his index finger to his chin.
Wally: (scratches back of head) I gotta say, Maxwell is really trying to step up. This plan seems to have no backfire! Where was he when we needed a team leader, like, umpteen episodes ago?
Garrett: What are they planning?! Starting a showdown on purpose? With us!? And combining Wu? Even I never thought to do that...
"Yeah," Maxwell continued. "Best case scenario, I go up against Garrett for his Eye of Dashi. I think that'd be an easy win." This statement caused Team Wind to laugh. Garrett was shown gritting his teeth.
"Haha, who did he go up against in Barcelona?" Alyssa wondered.
"I think... I think it was Russell!" William exclaimed. An uproar of laughter was heard, causing Garrett to get infuriated.
Garrett: What!? That was a total fluke! And everyone knows it! (growls)
"Oh, Garrett!!" a voice was heard in Team Fire's room. Team Wind's laughter stopped when they heard this through their open door. Garrett immediately gasped and backed up to the outside of his team's door. Mia came out of Team Fire's room with Albert, who was shown wearing the Third-Arm Sash as a belt, the Eye of Dashi as a necklace, the Ring of the Nine Dragons on his finger, and carrying the Star Hanabi. Hilda followed closely behind Albert.
"What... is this?" Garrett wondered. As he said that, Maxwell came to Team Wind's door, saw Albert, and widened his eyes.
"Uhhh," Maxwell wondered. Before saying anything else, he closed Team Wind's door and they continued communicating.
"You can't tell me this will be the latest trend! I mean, wouldn't you wear this?" Mia asked Garrett. "We need you to break the tie. Albert and Hilda wouldn't, but Eleanor and I definitely would. Eleanor scored 4.6 style points with me when she said she would."
"Remember what we said, Mia..."
"Yeahhhhhh. But that's not important right now. Tell me, would you?!"
Before Garrett could answer, Russell, K.C., and Bradley came up to Albert and awed at his new wardrobe.
"Dude, check out the threads!" Russell told Bradley.
Bradley rubbed his eyes, "This looks too legit to quit."
"My mom wishes she had this," K.C. chimed in. A record scratching noise was heard in the distance as everyone looked at K.C. He responded, "What? My mom is trying to keep up with the latest, hippiest, trends."
Mia looked disgusted, "Wait, did he just call my work 'hippy'? I'm done. Game over." Mia walked back into Team Fire's room and threw her arms up in disgust, "Goodness!"
Albert snickered, "I'm sure the thing that set it off was The Ring of the Nine Dragons!" He held his hand up that had the Ring in excitement. Weirdly enough, the ring began to glow, causing Albert to glow.
"Well, that can't be good," K.C. wondered. The camera panned to Russell and Bradley who looked at Albert as he split into five separate Alberts.
"What even?" Garrett wondered out loud. The five Alberts all looked at each other for a few seconds, smiled, and began hugging each other.
"Yayyyyyyyyyyyyy!" they all shrieked.
"Huh. That's... almost kinda cute." Bradley looked at the Alberts hugging.
"I like youuuuu," one Albert said to another.
"Nooooo, I like youuuuuuuuuu, another Albert said to one.
"Liiiiiiike! Liiiiiiike!" the Alberts began saying that and spinning around Team Fire and Team Wind's room.
Garrett blinked as he watched in awe at what was happening. He then tried to get into Albert's mind, "Albert! Err.. Alberts! It is your destiny to stop twirling and piece back together!"
"Ooooh, destiny!" an Albert said out loud.
One Albert bonked another on his head, "Destiny! Destiny!" At that point, those two Alberts began pushing each other, chanting 'destiny'.
Garrett smacked his forehead, "What have I done?"
"It is my destinyyyyyyyyyyy!" an Albert said, somersaulting into Team Wind's room, breaking their door down in the process.
The other four Alberts gasped at this happening and all started shouting 'destiny' as they rampaged into Team Wind's room after the first Albert.
"What the!?" Wally wondered.
"Destiny... Destiny... DESTINY.... Destiny.... DESTINYYYYYY!" the Alberts began chanting to the members of Team Wind.
"This is so confusing!" Alyssa called out. "I've never heard the word 'destiny' this much!"
An Albert slapped Alyssa's face, "My destiny will eat your destiny!! A-hahahaha!"
This caused Team Wind to panic, freak out, and vacate the room with the Alberts chasing after them, chanting 'destiny, destiny!'.
K.C. stared at the events, "Well, I've seen everything now."
"Wanna know what I've yet to see?" a voice trailing behind them asked. Bradley, K.C., and Russell turned around to see who Garrett saw. The voice came from Angelina.
"I haven't seen the next Wu in our hands!" Angelina had a bullhorn, shouting at her team members. "Now, let's hop to that! Get to the room! Hup-two, hup-two, hup-two!" The boys groaned, turned around, and jogged toward Angelina's voice back to Team Earth's room.
Garrett laughed at the scene, "Heh. Poor suckers." He peered around and saw Team Wind's room while talking and, in the background, Team Wind's Sword of the Storm. He wondered to himself as he walked into the room.
Garrett: (laughs) Albert may have actually been useful for once. So, (staring directly into the camera) Team Wind, wanna play dirty? Well, I. Play. Dirty. Too.
Garrett was shown leaving Team Wind's room with the Sword of the Storm; he slid it into Team Fire's room inconspicuously with only Hilda watching.
"Shhhhhh," Garrett motioned to her. Hilda, still looking sad, moped but agreed.
Scenes switched to show Scott, caught up to Bronwyn, Natalia, and Raina.
"Girls!" Scott shouted.
"Yes?" each of them winked at Scott.
"...with Raina." Scott finished.
"Oh." Bronwyn replied.
Natalia scoffed, "Whatever."
Raina: (squealing) Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!
Scott looked at Raina with passion in his eyes, "Alone."
Natalia and Bronwyn gasped as Raina blushed cherry-red.
Raina: (jumping up and down, screaming) Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! (begins to pull her hair out)
Scott and Raina were shown in Team Water's room, alone. Both were in Scott's quarters.
Scott cleared his throat, "Uh, Raina..."
"Yes, Scott?" Raina looked at him hopefully.
Scott grimaced, "Uhh... I--" At that point, an airhorn blew from the P.A. System.
"All contestants report back outside for your next challenge! And some great news!" Chris McLean stated. Raina groaned as Scott wiped sweat from his forehead.
Scott: (sigh of relief) Whew, saved by the bell... or foghorn. (looks nervously to the left and right repeatedly)
Scenes switched to show Chris and Chef outside of D.O.J.O. as everyone began filing out.
Blake noticed Scott and approached him. In a hushed tone, he asked, "So, did you break it to her?"
"Uhhh, not yet," Scott confessed, glancing at Raina, who attempted to wink at him, but instead blinked. She sneezed shortly after.
Chris tossed a gleaming object from hand to hand as the final contestant, Hilda, sulked out of the D.O.J.O. "What's her damage?" he asked Team Fire. "Nevermind, don't care."
"Did you say you had good news for us?" William asked.
"That's right!" Chris beamed. "Luckily for you guys, no need to track down any Wu today, since we've already got it!" Chris revealed a bronze-framed maroon eyeglass. "This baby here is called the Falcon's Eye. Anyone who uses it has the ability to see through certain objects and the ability see more clearly in the dark!"
Russell's eyes widened. "I've got to get that Wu."
Raising her hand, Alyssa wondered, "So what does that mean? No challenge today?"
Chris glanced at Chef and burst into laughter. "No... challenge?!? What... what kind of host do you think I AM?" The host and chef were now on the ground, rolling around, clutching their stomachs.
Blake: (fixing his hair) Some people are just so full of themselves.
Regaining his composure, Chris let out a sigh and explained, "No, no, there's still a challenge. Come hither!"
As the contestants followed the host into a stadium, Raina pulled Scott to the back of the group. "So, what is it you wanted to talk to me about?"
"Well," Scott began, trying to ignore Raina's beaming smile, "I... it's... you..."
Raina's face began to fall as Scott began to turn away from her.
"I... I can tell you kind of have a thing for me," he began, "but I think I should just tell you now that I'm not really interested."
He looked back to her. "I'm sorry! I hope you understand."
Raina turned back to face the group. "No, no, it's... it's okay."
Raina: (eating spoonfuls of ice cream) How could I let myself be so stupid? I knew there was no chance of him actually liking me. I can't believe I deluded myself for so long! (attempts to take a spoonful, realizes the pint of ice cream is empty, and begins to sob)
Inside the stadium was an arena, with nineteen pillar platforms arranged in a circle. "Welcome to today's trivia showdown!" Chris exclaimed with typical grandeur.
"Trivia?" Maxwell grinned. "This should be a piece of cake."
Chris added, "But this is no ordinary, stale pop-culture trivia." Mia's expression shifted into an uncharacteristically perky one. "No, you'll be answering questions about your fellow chosen ones and your time here on Total Drama Showdown!"
A flash transition showed each of the contestants standing on a pillar, grouped by their teams: water, wind, fire, and earth, going clockwise. Each pillar included a stand with a large red button on it. Isadora looked down at the ground below and asked, "Is this safe?"
"Don't worry about it," Alyssa comforted. "Just keep your eyes on the person across from you."
Glancing at the opposite end of the circle, Isadora made eye contact with Angelina, who snarled.
Chris's voice was heard over loudspeakers. "Here's how it works! I'll ask a question, and if you think you know the answer, slam your hand on the big red button!"
"Who would've guessed?" Natalia quipped.
"If," Chris continued, "you answer correctly, you get to use any of your elemental powers or Shen Gong Wu to try to knock an opposing player off their pillar!"
Wally cracked his knuckles. "Sounds fun."
"Since Team Earth only has 4 players, the loser will be decided by the team who knocks off the lowest number of opposing contestants! Shall we get started?"
Eleanor interjected, "Wait! What if we get the answer wrong?"
"Oh! If you're wrong..." Chris's voice was laced with mischief. A loud buzz was heard, and a sudden electric shock went through every contestant on the pillars. "Your entire team pays the price!"
Maxwell: I do not appreciate having unrestricted current flowing through my body! As long as Wally doesn't attempt to answer any of these questions, the team shouldn't have to suffer any more unpleasantries.
"First question! Who was the first person to be voted off of Total Drama Showdown?"
Bronwyn slammed her button. "That's easy, we voted off Zane!"
A pleasant ding was heard as Chris said, "Nice job! Now, you get to try to knock any member of the other teams off their platform."
Bronwyn: If only Natalia was on a different team...
Noticing Mia's generally inattentive demeanor, Bronwyn seized the opporunity. "Lotus Twister!"
Her right arm extended across the circle and smacked the hipster off her platform.
"Looks like one point from Team Water! Mia's out!" Chris taunted. Mia dusted herself off and sat cross-legged in the stands. "Truly unconventional, McLean!"
"Next question! What two contestants fought it out in a showdown over the Eye of Dashi?"
Angelina answered. "K.C. and Mia! I remember because he lost." K.C. pursed his lips as the noise for a correct answer played.
"Nice job!" Chris lauded. "Angelina, you get to--"
"Ruby of Ramses!" Angelina cried, aiming at Blake and dropping him to the ground below. "Guhhhh," he groaned, struggling to get back up.
A montage of button-slamming followed shortly after, which was succeeded by a series of rather painful eliminations from the challenge. Raina used the Mantis Flip Coin to flip to Russell's platform and kick him off; Natalia was shown blasting Isadora off her pedestal with the Orb of Tornami; another clip highlighted Hilda slapping K.C. into the stands with the Third-Arm Sash; even Eleanor was seen shooting fireballs at Scott with the Star Hanabi.
Moments later, Chris announced, "And with that aggressive use of the Lotus Twister, Raina has knocked Albert out of commission! Score is 4-0-3-3, with Team Water in the lead! Team Wind isn't even on the board yet!"
The remaining players from each team were Natalia, Bronwyn, and Raina for Team Water, Alyssa and Maxwell for Team Wind, Garrett and Hilda for Team Fire, and Angelina and Bradley for Team Earth.
From the stands, Wally gingerly applied an ice pack to his forehead. "C'mon, Maxwell! What happened to this being a piece of cake, huh?"
"I haven't been paying any attention to these meaningless facts!" Maxwell defended. "It doesn't seem Alyssa's been any help either."
Alyssa was taken aback. "Hey, at least I've tried to answer a question!"
Maxwell retorted, "Yes, and all it did was get us zapped. Well done!"
Rolling her eyes, Alyssa shot back, "It's not even like I could've done anything if I got it right. You have our only Wu!"
"Huh? No, I don't," the braniac responded with genuine confusion.
Furrowing her brow, Alyssa looked to the stands. "Then who has it? Wally?"
"Don't look at me," Wally said, putting his hands up. He gestured to William. "Leonardo Da Wimpy over here probably has it."
"While your wordplay is impressive, I haven't touched the Sword in days," William scoffed.
Immediately the four members of Team Wind turned to Isadora, who shot back a look of utter disbelief, then shook her head.
Before Alyssa and Maxwell could regain their focus, a jetstream of water knocked Maxwell off his platform. "Got 'em!" Raina cheered. "Take that, vermin!"
In the stands, Scott leaned over and whispered into Blake's ear, "You don't think Raina's all riled up because of me, do you?"
Blake turned to him. "Wha? No way, man. Well... I mean... maybe?" Scott began to protest but Blake recovered by saying, "Look, girls have different ways of dealing with rejection. Maybe Raina just gets really competitive."
"She's taken out more people out of anyone in the game, and they've all been guys," Scott worriedly noted.
Raina: (lets out a battle cry which quickly morphs into ugly sobbing)
"Alyssa's gotta take out four players on her own if she wants any chance of her team winning!" Chris informed. "But, no pressure."
"Thanks," Alyssa stated, disgruntled.
"Next question! Which team currently has the least Wu?" Alyssa excitedly rang in. "Us! We do! Team Wind!"
William rubbed his temples. "That's not exactly something to be proud of."
The ever-pleasant ding rang, and Alyssa concentrated on Natalia, who stared back, unimpressed. Alyssa inhaled deeply, aligned her body, and with one rapid motion sent a gust of wind that seemed to shoot out of her palms in Natalia's general direction. "WIND!!" Alyssa cried out.
Natalia blinked as what seemed to be a gentle breeze passed by her. "That all you got?"
"Well, there's not much else for me to do with no Shen Gong Wu! Where could it--" Suddenly, Alyssa gasped. A flashblack of Team Wind's congregation began to play, highlighting the moment when Alyssa took out the Sword of the Storm, leaving it in the room when Albert's clones invaded.
Alyssa: Is... is this my fault? You know, it's no big deal, I mean, it should still be right there! No other team would have any use taking a Wind-oriented Wu, I mean... right? Right?
"Lame," Chris's voice flatly stated. "Next question! Where in the world did we go to find the Shroud of Shadows?"
Angelina rang in this time. "Oooh! Bartelino? Or Bertomona? That place in Spain?"
"Barcelona?" Bradley answered. "Yeah, that one!"
"I... guess you're right?" Chris questioned. "We'll give it to you!"
"Yes!" Angelina cheered, using the Tangle Web Comb to slap Alyssa off of her platform, but not before the comb's webs made a beeline for the girls in Team Water, who all fell off of their platforms, wrapped together.
Chris announced, "Since Team Wind's in dead last and has no more players left, we have our loser! I'll be seeing them at tonight's Banishment Ceremony. On the flip side, Team Water wins for knocking out the most opponents! Congrats on nabbing the Falcon's Eye. Everyone else, tend to your wounds back in the D.O.J.O.; we've only got this stadium rented for another ten minutes. Get out of here!"
Natalia, Bronwyn, and Raina cheered, then writhed together on the ground in their tangled web. The girls shrieked, "Get us out of here... Help!... I'm too hot for this!"
"Ladies!" Scott ran over to them, tugging at the vines around them. "I'll get you out, don't worry."
Bronwyn and Natalia turned a bright red as they thanked Scott in unison. Raina, instead turned away from him. Scott turned to Blake with a look of concern.
Scott: I thought I did what was best! I mean, Blake gave some pretty rad advice. If I kept leading Raina on, who knows what would've happened? Now I've just gotta figure out what the deal is with the other girls...
An aching Alyssa approached her team, greeted by Wally. "Way to go, you lost the challenge."
"As if this was purely my fault," Alyssa frowned. "We still need to figure out where the Sword of the Storm is."
William shrugged. "The last time I saw it was before the challenge."
The other teams walked past to exit the stadium, and as Team Fire made their way, Garrett slapped Maxwell on the back. "Sorry about your team's loss, but thanks for showing me how to use that Sword last night! Truly amazing stuff, man."
Before Maxwell could even respond, Garrett was halfway out of the stadium and Wally bellowed, "You WHAT?"
Maxwell stuttered, "What? No, no, no, th-this isn't what it seems--"
"No, this is exactly what it seems," William stated, walking toward the D.O.J.O., with the rest of his team except Maxwell following closely behind.
Maxwell: What on Earth is Garrett's problem?! I did no such thing! Even if I did try to somehow test my hypothesis of combining Wu the night before, the Sword was still in our possession this morning!
William: So Maxwell thinks he can be in cahoots with Garrett? Toying around with our only Wu? And the rest of the team is just supposed to be okay with it? Blasphemy!
Alyssa: I really want to save Maxwell's hide but I don't know if it's worth putting mine on the line. I was our team's only hope for today's challenge, and saying that I left the Sword out for anyone to take wouldn't really do me any favors tonight, but still...
Garrett: (makes markings on a notepad, smirking)
The screen panned across the Banishment Ceremony, where Team Wind sat, awaiting their fate. Wally, Isadora, and Alyssa sat behind William and Maxwell.
Chris entered and greeted, "Welcome back, Team Wind! Haven't seen you guys here in a while. I'll keep it short - if I call your name, you're safe. If your name is not called, you'll have to remove your Belt of Life, walk the Pathway of Shame, to take the Drop of Shame. Capiche? Wally, you're safe!"
Wally: We all know who's taking that drop tonight.
"So are William and Isadora!"
Isadora: (folds arms and pouts)
"Alyssa, Maxwell. Tonight, one of you will be going home." Maxwell glanced at Alyssa, who uncomfortably looked away and fidgeted.
"And the final person..."
"Who will be staying with us tonight..."
Alyssa's eyes darted around the room.
"Will you hurry up?" Wally groaned.
Chris stared Wally down. "Fine. Ruin my incredibly well-planned suspense! Alyssa, you're safe. Maxwell, it's curtains for you!"
Maxwell sighed and stood up. "I suppose I'm not surprised. Goodbye everyone! The show's level of intellect has suddenly plummeted to nothing."
"You know what else is plummeting to nothing?" Chris asked. "You!" He shoved a parachute into Maxwell's hands as Chef grabbed him and tossed him out of the D.O.J.O..
Maxwell's parting words were barely audible. "Don't listen to Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrr........."
Chris cleared his throat. "Aaaand with that, Team Wind is down to four, same boat as Team Earth! Will Team Wind pick up speed? Will Team Water start to dissolve? Will whoever's writing my cue cards cut it out with the lame puns? Find out, on the next thrilling episode of... Total... Drama... Showdown!!"
Chapter Nine: Buggin' Out
The screen faded into a shot of the D.O.J.O. soaring through the sky at sunrise, as Chris voiced over, "Last time on Total Drama Showdown, our chosen ones were put to the test on their knowledge of the game so far! Otherwise, they were in for a shocking surprise. Scott confronted his girl problems by trying to let Raina down easy, only... she didn't really take it that way. Sucks to be him! Meanwhile, Garrett pulled the wool over Team Wind's eyes by stealing their Sword! And, let me tell you, did that work. Poor Maxwell's plans to sucker Garrett into a showdown are never gonna come to fruition since his team canned him after Garrett made it sound like Max lost his team's one and only Wu!"
Chris laughed with his hands over his abdomen. "Things are just starting to get good here in Total Drama Showdown, and boy, do we have some good stuff in store for you tonight! Sit back and enjoy this action-packed episode of Total... Drama... Showdown!!"
Following the theme song, some of the Chosen Ones were seen entering the dining area, evidently just woken up.
Blake, Bronwyn, and Scott began to form the line for breakfast when Scott looked around and asked, "Where's the rest of our team?"
"Natalia always goes on about how she needs 'nine hours of "beauty" sleep,'" Bronwyn scoffed, "so I'd expect her here later. I don't know about Raina, though."
Scott glanced at Blake for an answer, but he only shrugged and yawned.
Raina: I... am a new woman. I had a dream last night, where I won the competition, graduated from medical school, funded numerous clinics, and moved into my own house by the beach. All by myself! I don't need any man by my side. This is a new age of Raina. An age of independence! I can't thank Scott enough for opening my eyes up to this new, revitalized me!
As Raina nearly skipped out of the confessional, she tripped over Blake who was attempting to enter. Luckily, he caught her with one arm and propped open the confessional door with the other.
"You okay?" Blake mumbled, rubbing an eye.
Raina regained her balance and looked at him, cuing church bells and harps playing in the distance as the camera panned across a close-up of Blake's disheveled, newly-awoken face.
"Y-yeah," Raina blushed. "Actually, wait, I think I left something inside." She bolted back into the confessional and shut the door, and Blake nearly toppled over.
Raina: How could I have been so blinded by Scott? Sure, he's sweet, but how did I let him have all my attention when Blake is clearly superior? I mean, he's strong, he's caring, he's... (struggles to think of a third adjective) ...existent...
The static cut back to the dining area, where almost all of the Chosen Ones were seen struggling with a bowl of a pasty, white substance.
"I don't think this is kosher," William noted to the rest of his team, as he lodged a spoon into his bowl.
Wally slammed a fist against the table. "We're down a player! Again! What are we, Team Earth?" He gestured across the room to their table.
"Hey!" K.C. whined.
"We heard that!" Russell chimed.
Wally turned to the rest of his team and asked, "How can the rest of you be so calm when we're getting pummeled? We have one Wu to our name and we don't even know where it is!" He leaned toward Isadora and angrily whispered, "How can you be so calm?!"
Isadora calmly replied, while picking at her food, "I'm not, can't you see I'm as annoyed as you are?"
"Sure doesn't seem like it!" Wally declared, picking up his bowl and moving to another table.
Alyssa murmured to herself, "I'm gonna go too."
Alyssa: Alright, so I still feel pretty guilty about letting the Sword go AWOL during the challenge. But that doesn't excuse Maxwell for partnering up with the enemy the day before! Was he trying to make Garrett think they were friends, and then defeat him in a showdown? Aghhh.... (rubs temples in aggravation)
As Alyssa made her way back to her room, she intercepted Garrett who was exiting his.
"Good morning," Garrett monotonously greeted. "Shame your team got rid of Maxwell, he was really on to something with that whole 'combining Wu' business."
Alyssa gasped, "How do you know about that?" Garrett snickered, "Your team's really got to learn how to close your doors. Speaking of which..."
He went back into his team's room and rummaged through his belongings before pulling out the Sword of the Storm. Alyssa's eyes widened. "Why do you have our Wu?!"
Garrett pulled her into the room, closed the door, and in a hushed tone said, "Because you left it out for anyone with a brain to take for themselves. Now, you can either run to your teammates, rat me out, and I'll make sure your team finds out you were the one who left it in plain sight..." Alyssa gulped.
"Or you can do me a favor and pretend you found this under Bradley's bed in Team Earth's room, and I'll consider giving you a pass," Garrett finished. He forced the Sword into Alyssa's hands and exited the room.
Garrett: And the seeds are planted. Bradley's the biggest threat on Team Earth besides that monster-of-a-girl Angelina, but she'll get on her team's nerves soon enough to be voted off anyway. If Alyssa pins this on him, I think I can leave it to Wally to take care of that skateboarding loser. (leans back) I've got to start reaching out to the other teams some more - we won't stay in teams forever. If Alyssa's smart, she'll stick with me to the end. But that's only four of us...
As Garrett exited Team Wind's room, he noticed Hilda weeping in the corner. He sighed deeply, approached her, and awkwardly patted her on the back. "There... there..."
Meanwhile, the boys of Team Earth jogged across the D.O.J.O., followed by Angelina, who donned a pink baseball cap, a clipboard, a whistle, a megaphone, and full athletic wear. "Come on, boys, move it!"
"Is this necessary?" Russell asked in irritation.
Angelina blew her whistle. "Did I say you could ask questions?"
K.C. inched closer to Bradley and whispered, "Next time you make any leadership promises, remind me to kick you in the shins."
"It's not that bad," Bradley defended. "Plus, she looks kind of hot in just that sports bra."
"True that, bro," K.C. affirmed. Angelina roared, "Less chatting, ladies!"
All four joggers fell over as the D.O.J.O. surprisingly landed, and came to a halt. "Welcome to Brazil!"
The Chosen Ones exited the D.O.J.O. and stood before Chris, who held a device that beeped wildly.
"What the heck is that?" Natalia asked.
"It's the device we use to detect Wu," Chris explained, "And it's going berserk!"
Eleanor frowned. "Is that bad?"
"Nope!" Chris grinned. "It's actually great." The device suddenly emitted sparks and began to smoke, causing Chris to toss it to Chef, who tossed it back to Chris, who tossed it back to Chef, who tossed it to an intern, who dropped it on the floor and jumped on it grenade-style. The Chosen Ones all either cringed or looked away as the device exploded.
"Really, Chef?" Chris whined. "He was the last intern we had! Anyway, the device I had was sensing multiple Shen Gong Wu deep within the Amazon rainforest, which is where we are now!" He gestured grandly to the thick foliage behind him, filled with exotic flora.
"Exactly how many is 'multiple'?" Blake asked allowed.
Raina playfully punched his arm. "Such a good question!" Blake and Scott exchanged looks.
Chris shrugged. "I dunno. Probably anywhere between two and four Wu. The device went a little bit buggy, so I couldn't get a clear picture of them."
"Great. How are we supposed to know what to look for, then?" Mia snapped.
The eighteen Chosen Ones all began to complain and protest against the challenge, when suddenly Chris grabbed Angelina's megaphone and ordered, "PIPE DOWN! You know what? Since you guys have all managed to annoy me, here's the rub: any team that does not come back to the D.O.J.O. by tonight with a new Shen Gong Wu is going to elimination!"
Everyone gasped as Chris stormed into the D.O.J.O. with Chef following right behind him. Before the two shut the door, Chef growled, "Get movin', maggots! Go, go, go!"
The shot focused on Team Earth, with Angelina leading the group. "Stupid Chris, taking my megaphone...," she mumbled. "Whatever, doesn't matter. Chris said there's four Wu in this stupid forest. That means each of us better come back with a new Wu!"
"Uh, correction," K.C. said, "he said there could be up to four Wu. There might only be two."
"And," Angelina began sweetly, before roaring, "there could be up to four! Everyone, go separate ways. And don't you dare try to come back without a new Wu!" She huffed and tucked the Tangle Web Comb into her hair.
The boys looked at each other and frowned. "See ya in a bit," K.C. said, wrapping the Shroud of Shadows around him to hide himself.
Russell groaned and looked at Bradley. "This is your fault for putting her in charge." He stomped in one direction, causing small quakes, while he used the Ruby of Ramses to clear any foliage out of his way. At the same time, Bradley skateboarded in the other direction, Fist of Tebigong in hand.
"If there's more than one Wu," William instructed to his team, "We should split up."
"Great idea, chump," Wally complimented. "How's about you and me go that way and we let the ladies handle themselves?"
Isadora shrugged and nodded, while Alyssa affirmed, "Sounds like a plan."
William opened his mouth to protest, but Wally grabbed his arm and dragged him into the forest. "C'mon, pool noodle, we're already behind!"
With Team Water, Scott noticed this and said, "Seems like everyone's splitting up."
Raina raised her hand. "Oooh! I have an idea. How about Blake and I go that way, and the rest of you search the other side of the forest?"
"Doesn't matter to me," Blake shrugged, halfway into the forest already thanks to the Jetbootsu.
"W-wait for me!" Raina called. "Mantis Flip Coin!" She backflipped her way over to him in an effort to catch up.
Raina: He's so aloof. (sighs dreamily)
Bronwyn folded her arms, clutching the Lotus Twister. "I guess that leaves us."
"Of course it does, duh," Natalia snorted, not seeing Bronwyn shoot her a glance.
Scott clicked his tongue and rummaged through his pockets. "Aha!" He pulled out the Falcon's Eye and put the new Wu up to his eye. "Falcon's Eye!" He aimed it at the densest area of the forest. "Now I can see through all the thick plants, and maybe we can get our hands on a new Wu!"
Natalia gushed, "Scott, that's so smart of you!" She threw herself against him and embraced him.
"This is pathetic," Bronwyn said, rolling her eyes. She attempted to make a dramatic entrance into the forest, but instead tripped over a vine and landed face-first into a puddle of mud.
"Graceful," Natalia teased. Bronwyn picked her head back up and shouted, "Lotus Twister!" Her left arm extended backward and repeatedly slapped Natalia's face.
Scott tried to appease them to no avail. "Girls, girls! C'mon, please!"
As the members of Team Fire watched the events unfold, Garrett decided, "Alright, splitting up is the best course of action. We'll cover more ground and as a result, likely run into more Wu. Hilda and I will take the Eye of Dashi and Ring of the Nine Dragons this way, the rest of you enter through the denser area."
Albert and Mia gave each other unsure glances.
Mia: Garrett's trying too hard to go against the norm by pairing with Hilda. I mean, come on. At least I get to use the most vintage Wu. (takes the Star Hanabi out of her pocket) It's so worn!
Mia sighed. "Alright, Eleanor, let's get going." She turned to where Eleanor previously was, only to find out she had disappeared. "Huh?"
The scene switched to Eleanor walking through the forest, cradling a cat with the use of the Third-Arm Sash. "Don't worry, I know you needed a little time outdoors! Mother knows best."
A flash sent the scene back to Team Fire, sans Eleanor. "Fine," Mia conceded, "I guess it's just me and Albert."
A blubbering Hilda flung herself into the forest, with Garrett unenthusiastically following her. "Count yourself lucky."
Garrett: Hilda's annoying, she smells, and I can never understand what she's saying. But she can be easily influenced, and if I can get on her good side, she'll make for an easy-to-convince ally down the road. If only she would stop crying about her "rumshaker," or whatever it is those Amish people do.
Wally and William trudged through a section of the forest, with Wally leading the way, thrashing through thicker areas to clear the path.
"You're bound to attract some wild fauna with that noise," William protested. "And you're destroying the natural aesthetic!"
"You really think I care about what some dumb plants look like?" Wally grunted, tearing down a series of vines. "All I care about is getting a new Wu so we can win the challenge and get one step closer to that cool mil."
William sighed. "At least you're determined."
"If it bothers you so much, why don't you just run along on your own, huh?" Wally beckoned. He swatted away a cluster of gnats and grumbled, "Ugh, stupid bugs."
"Fine, I will!" Cracking his knuckles, William faced a different direction and cried out, "Wind!" A concentrated slice of air pierced into the forest, carving out a path to walk through. A few birds were disturbed from their rest and flew away, cawing. "Looks like I don't need you, then," William smugly stated, continuing a barrage of air swipes to further his pathway.
Wally cursed under his breath and swatted a branch out of the way, which held a beehive. "Aw, crap, crap, crap!"
"Look," Garrett began, leading Hilda along a path, "I know you're upset that you're gonna miss your birthday and whatnot, but you've got to stay focused."
"You do not understand!" Hilda burst. "I will not be able to see my family, and I will miss all of the festivities for my decision!"
Garrett groaned. "Isn't this something you should've seen coming when you signed up for the show?"
Before Hilda could say another word, Garrett clamped his hand over her mouth. "Wait! Do you see that?" He pointed to a glimmering object in the distance.
Standing atop a rock in a swampy area sat a ring-like object the size of a frisbee. It sat upright, and the ring was predominantly white with a golden-bronze handle in the shape of an insect.
"I think that's a Shen Gong Wu," Garrett speculated. He began to slowly approach it, careful not to make any noise.
At the same time, from the other side of the swamp, Russell noticed the object. "No way," he whispered. He made a start for the rock when he suddenly noticed Garrett and Hilda and ducked for cover behind a bush.
"What is this?" Hilda wondered aloud. "It looks like big Ring of the Nine Dragons!"
Garrett's eyes widened, but it was too late. The ring on Hilda's finger glowed, and within seconds she had divided into nine Hilda's.
"Really? Nine?" Garrett cried out. Nonetheless, he still grabbed the Shen Gong Wu from the rock, but was ambushed shortly after by numerous Hilda's.
"Buhhhhhhhhhhhhh," one Hilda crudely remarked, chewing the handle of the Wu.
Another Hilda smacked her across the face and attempted to take the Wu, but a third Hilda intercepted her and drooled.
Garrett looked around and saw another Hilda attempting to climb a tree, while four other Hilda's tossed the last Hilda in the air repeatedly.
"Buhhh!!!" cried out the Hilda previously attempting to eat the Wu. Garrett turned to see the Wu was no longer in her possession, but instead seemed to be floating on its own away from the swamp.
"What the...?" Garrett tried to follow it but was held hostage by two Hilda's, who began to play with his hair and chew on his arm. "Aghhh! No, no!! C'mon, someone, anyone, help?!?"
Russell, who had witnessed the entire situation, was trying his hardest not to laugh, when K.C. suddenly appeared beside him, taking off the Shroud of Shadows. "Guess who just snagged a Wu from Garrett and Hilda?" K.C. grinned. He turned to Russell, who had apparently fainted from shock. "Oh, man."
Over a helicopter's loudspeaker, Chris was heard announcing, "And one Wu's been found! The Moonstone Locust releases an army of angry locusts that'll eat any plants in sight. Don't even think about using that thing in here; they'll take down the entire Amazon!"
K.C. stowed the Moonstone Locust in his robe. "Wicked!" He heard noise from within the swamp and quickly wrapped the Shroud of Shadows around himself again.
Focus shifted to Raina and Blake, who trekked through an area with rather tall grass.
"Alright, I've had enough of this," Blake whined. He crouched down a bit and gestured to Raina. "Hop on."
"You're offering to carry me?" Raina gasped. "What a gentleman!"
Blake shrugged. "Uh, yeah, kind of." As soon as Raina hoisted and adjusted herself on his back, Blake called out, "Jetbootsu!"
The anti-gravity boots shot the two up in the air, initially wobbling, but they were soon gliding steadily over the grassy area. Raina complimented, "You've really gotten the hang of these boots."
"I have, haven't I?" Blake prided himself. "Thanks for noticing! I'm glad someone did."
Raina continued, "And you know, I've been meaning to ask you--"
Blake suddenly swerved downward to avoid a series of fireballs. "What the heck?" Upon closer examination, Blake realized he was flying directly toward Albert and Mia, the latter wielding the Star Hanabi and was ready for another round.
"Stop, drop, and roll!" Blake cried out, dismounting the Jetbootsu and dropping both himself and Raina into the grass, narrowly avoiding another barrage.
Raina: I guess he could be more gentle, but no one's perfect.
The two tumbled forward. Upon regaining their balance, Blake taunted across the grass, "Do you two really want to go against us? It's Water vs. Fire, might as well just give up now!"
"The gods say I must overcome my weaknesses," Albert declared, charging toward them.
"Oh, I hope someone gets a good shot of this," Mia said. "A head-to-head contrast shot would be great for my blog."
Albert leaped forward and swiped downward at Blake, who avoided the attack with a step to the side. "Jetbootsu!" Blake called out, and he ascended just over Albert, seemingly preparing for an aerial attack.
Mia steadied the Star Hanabi against Blake, but Raina tackled her, crying out, "Not against my man!"
Bewildered, Blake looked at Raina and asked, "Your man?" The remark distracted him enough for Albert to pounce up at him and knock him back to the ground.
Upon striking the ground, Blake hit his head against a gleaming, yellow object, bulbous at both of its ends. "Muhhhhhhh, the cotton candy's ready in the oven," Blake mumbled in a daze.
Albert picked up the object and thought, "Hey, I think this might be a Shen Gong Wu!" He looked over to Raina and Mia's general direction, where the two girls were still going at it. Mia was tossed up out of the grass and replied, "Hold on to it and run!" She quickly fell back down again and a series of punches were heard, followed by a voice yelling, "Star Hanabi!"
Suddenly Mia was shot out of the field, propelled by a downward flame, and fell toward Albert, who caught her. "Nice," she complimented. "Let's get out of here!" The two scurried out of the immediate area before Raina was able to figure out which way they left.
Blake regained focus and looked around. "Wh-where'd they go?!" He asked Raina, who shrugged. "And what was all that business about me being your man? I'm not anyone's man! I don't even like you!" He stormed back into the forest, and a teary-eyed Raina stood alone in the grass.
Raina: (blows her nose into her robe, makes incoherent noises, eats spoonfuls of ice cream between breaths)
Chris flew past again, announcing, "And another Wu's been found! The Ju-Ju Flytrap releases a ton of giant flies to attack the enemy of your choosing. Two insect Shen Gong Wu, I'm sensing a theme here, people."
In another part of the forest, William continued his method of slicing through the foliage with his wind powers, but began to grow weary. Alyssa and Isadora were then shown, walking and conversing, and suddenly both fell over.
"Ah, crap!" William apologized, running to the girls' aid. "Sorry about that."
"No problem," Alyssa said, struggling to get back up. As she and Isadora recovered, William noticed something behind them. "Wait a minute, is that our Sword?!"
Alyssa turned around and her eyes widened.
Alyssa: I wasn't ready to tell my team I'd found it yet! I was just... keeping it in my robe in case of an emergency during the challenge. Until William literally knocked the wind out of me.
"Right, I forgot to tell you guys!" Alyssa nervously laughed. "I found it in the D.O.J.O. today."
Isadora looked at Alyssa suspiciously as William asked, "Where exactly did you find it?"
Visibly sweating, Alyssa looked for a distraction, and noticed a shining object wedged in a rock in the middle of a river behind William. "Look!"
She crouched behind a bush and pointed to the river. "That might be a Wu." As she looked closer, the object seemed to be a bronze, striped dinner plate with a golden ant welded as the handle.
Simultaneously, on the other side of the river, Scott emerged with his fingers in his ears as Natalia and Bronwyn followed directly behind him.
"Well, I'm on Team Jason. He's hot, he's cuter, and he's way more popular than that freak vampire Edmund," Natalia argued.
"Are you kidding me?" Bronwyn cried. "Edmund actually cares about Ella! They have something real! That matters way more than how attractive Jason is!"
Spotting the same object that Alyssa did, Scott whispered to the girls, "Ladies! Look!" He received no response. "Hello? Earth to Bronwyn and Natalia?? Ah, forget it!" He advanced to the rock on his own.
Scott: Don't get me wrong. Bronwyn's one of the coolest people I know, and Natalia's smoking hot, but when those two are around each other, it's like all I wanna do is trap them in some kinda soundproof room until they cut it out!
"Stupid William," Wally grumbled, still tearing out his own path with his bare hands. "Thinks he's so much better than everyone. Poor wimp can't lift a barbell past his knees!"
He tossed a log aside and revealed a small clearing with an enormous tree at the center. Peering upward, Wally saw a glimmer atop one of the branches and grinned. "It's mine!"
"Oh, no it isn't!" a voice retorted.
"Huh?" Wally looked around for the source, and instead found himself pinned to a tree, wrapped in rope-like holdings. "What the heck? Get me out of here!"
Angelina emerged from the bushes, tucking the Tangle Web Comb back in her hair. "No Wu for you today!" she smirked.
Wally struggled within the Tangle Web Comb's hold. "Aw, come on!"
Rustling was heard from the opposite side of the tree, and Angelina quickly whipped her head around to see Eleanor carrying her cat in tow with the Third-Arm Sash. Eleanor froze in her tracks and the cat escaped, climbing its way up the tree and nestling itself beside the hidden object, which appeared to be a bronze version of an enormous fly.
"Penelope, no!" Eleanor cried out. She lunged forward to climb the tree, using the Third-Arm Sash to detect holds in the trunk. At the same time, in a two-way split screen, Angelina charged for the tree, using the Tangle Web Comb as a pendulum to help her swing from branch to branch.
A three-way split-screen opened up with William back at the river, reaching for the wedged Wu from one side of the river, and in a four-way split-screen, Scott was shown reaching for the Wu from the other side.
Finally, all four competitors made contact with their chosen Wu at the same time, causing the mystical objects to glow.
William raised his eyebrows. "Seems like we've got ourselves..."
"...into a Xiaolin Showdown," Angelina finished.
Bradley's skateboard screeched to a halt as he entered the clearing with the tree. "What the...?" He looked to his left to see Wally gnawing at the Tangle Web Comb's vines, then looked up to see Eleanor and Angelina levitating with a Wu between them. "Oh boy."
Scott made eye contact with William and declared, "William, I challenge you to a Xiaolin Showdown! My Falcon's Eye against your Sword of the Storm." As he said the latter Wu's name, Alyssa tossed the Sword into William's free hand. "The game is a race to the bottom of the river. First to reach the... Uh... What's this Wu?"
As if on cue, Chris flew in above. "Ants in the Pants! Releases a swarm of ants that, well, get in your enemy's pants."
"That's not exactly the most thrilling Wu," Alyssa frowned.
"It's fun at parties!" Chris beamed, but no one seemed amused. "Fine, this is one of the lamer Wu, so if you guys missed this one, it's no biggie."
Back at the tree, Angelina took control. "Eleanor, I challenge you to a Xiaolin Showdown! My Tangle Web Comb versus your Third-Arm Sash. The game is..." She looked around for inspiration and noticed Eleanor's cat. "Capture the cat."
"No, not Penelope!" Eleanor gasped.
"First to grab the cat wins the... uh..." Angelina trailed off.
Chris's voice was heard calling, "Waaaaait! Geez, two showdowns going on at once, give me a little breathing room. This Wu is called the Manchurian Musca! Turns its user into a fly. Rumor has it you also get a wicked craving for sugar."
"Yeah, that!" Angelina finished.
The screen split four ways again as Angelina, Eleanor, Scott, and William locked eyes and chanted, "Let's go, Xiaolin Showdown!"
Bronwyn and Natalia, who were still arguing, fell flat on their faces as the showdown began without them noticing. The showdown's effects widened the river's span immensely, angling it downhill. The river meandered much more erratically and the water ran twice as fast. Scott and William stood on opposite sides of the river, with kayaks at their sides: Scott's kayak blue, William's kayak grey. At the bottom of the river, the Ants in the Pants floated within arm's vertical reach. An elevated peanut gallery seated Bronwyn and Natalia on one side, and Alyssa and Isadora on the other.
"Consider this a Lotus Temple rematch," William teased.
"Looks like I'll be 2 for 2 then," Scott teased back.
The two hopped into their kayaks and shouted out, "Gong Yi Tampai!"
With the girls' showdown, the tree rotated and expanded, and topped itself with a large dome of intertwined twigs. Within the dome, branches jutted out of the floor and the sides to create a number of platforms and holds for both the competitors and the cat. Penelope was placed on an elevated platform, with Eleanor and Angelina beginning on opposite ends of the dome. Wally and Bradley were the showdown's sole spectators, with Wally still held captive by the Tangle Web Comb.
"You got this Angelina!" Bradley cheered.
"Don't you worry, Penelope," Eleanor called. "I'll get you out of this soon!"
Angelina rolled her eyes and mumbled something under her breath.
"Gong Yi Tampai!" The girls shouted, and the two darted toward the cat.
Back at the river, Scott and William's kayaks sped along. The river's downhill nature coupled with the whitewater current left no need for paddling.
"Go Scott!" Bronwyn called out.
"You got this!" Natalia encouraged. "Pound that worm into the ground!"
The kayaks, still neck-and-neck, approached a sharp turn. Scott accelerated through it along the outer edge, while William struggled and slowed down to make the turn.
"Hmph." William, frustrated, pulled out his Wu. "Sword of the Storm!"
Aiming at the water ahead of Scott, William waved the Sword in a circular motion to create a small typhoon.
"Good luck making it through that!" Alyssa smugly jeered. Isadora excitedly waved a grey flag with William's face on it.
Scott, initially frightened, quickly shook off his fear. "You're forgetting Water's my element! Falcon's Eye!" Scott put the Wu up to his right eye and peered through the incoming typhoon, and noticed a low-hanging vine slung across the river on the other side of the typhoon.
"You tell 'em, Scott!" Natalia growled.
Scott stomped on the back of his kayak to send the front flying upward. He positioned his hands toward the center of the typhoon. "Water!" In an effort to counter the centripetal force, Scott attempted to will the cycling water in the other direction.
"What a genius!" Bronwyn gushed. "Go, go, go, Scott!"
Natalia shoved Bronwyn out of the way and leaned forward. "I bet no one else would've ever thought of that!"
Bronwyn yanked Natalia's hair and dragged her down, calling out, "I said you were smart first!"
"Don't listen to this one!" Natalia insisted, pulling Bronwyn down by the robe.
Scott turned his head to them and pleaded, "Girls, come on!" His concentration broke and the typhoon absorbed him and the kayak into its eye.
Switching to the other showdown, Eleanor attempted to snatch her cat with the Third-Arm Sash, but stopped herself. "I can't hurt Penelope!"
Angelina scoffed. "Well, I can. Tangle Web Comb!"
The comb's hairs made a beeline for the cat, then wildly changed its course toward the peanut gallery. Bradley squealed and ducked, leaving Wally to be tied up even more. "Sorry bro!"
The cat, intimidated, leaped up to a higher branch and meowed at Angelina.
"Oh, bite me!" Angelina dismissed.
"She's too trained, she would never," Eleanor assured, slowly making her way up the branches.
Eleanor: (whispering to the camera) Don't tell any of the others, but, Penelope's my favorite. I've had her for the longest, and she always pees in a heart-shape in her litter box!
Angelina popped up beside the cat and smiled wickedly. "You're mine!" As she tried to scoop Penelope up, the tree suddenly rotated, disorienting both Angelina and Eleanor and causing the cat to sprint across the branch.
Eleanor gritted her teeth. "That's it! Third-Arm Sash!" The sash clung to a branch high above, and Eleanor swung herself Tarzan-style across the arena. "For Penelope!"
"What the...?" Angelina turned to Eleanor too late and was kicked in the chest, and slammed into the dome.
Wally and Bradley cringed. "That's gotta hurt," Bradley commented. Gagged by the Tangle Web Comb, Wally let out a grunt of agreement.
Bronwyn and Natalia gasped as Scott was sucked into the typhoon.
"This is all your fault!" the girls barked at each other. "My fault? Stop saying what I'm saying!"
William, now approaching the typhoon himself, angled the Sword of the Storm to the water behind him. "Let's hope this works... Sword of the Storm!" A blast of wind shot out of the Sword and projectile-launched William's kayak over and past the typhoon, landing abruptly on the rapids. "Excellent!"
Alyssa and Isadora cheered him on as William made progress toward the end of the course, flipping forward to snatch the Ants in the Pants.
The whitewater kayaking area transformed back into its original, tranquil river, with Scott soaked and coughing up water beside Natalia and Bronwyn, and William triumphantly carrying the Sword of the Storm, Ants in the Pants, and Falcon's Eye.
"Revenge is sweet," William beamed, with Alyssa and Isadora cheering him on, while the three members of Team Water groaned.
Angelina, angrier than ever, steadied herself on a branch. "You're going down, crazy cat lady! Tangle Web Comb!"
Aimed at Eleanor, the comb shot out hairs which rather quickly U-turned and enveloped Angelina instead. "Hey!"
"How unfortunate!" Eleanor teased. With Penelope in sight, she knelt down and smiled. "Come to Mama!"
Penelope meowed and leaped into Eleanor's arms. The dome receded and the tree spiraled back into its normal size. Angelina collapsed to the floor and Eleanor elegantly landed, holding her cat, the Manchurian Musca, the Tangle Web Comb, and the Third-Arm Sash.
"Better luck next time!" Eleanor giggled. "Come on, Penelope." The two disappeared into the bushes.
Bradley helped Angelina to her feet. "Hey, it's alright, we all lose every now and then."
"Yeah, well, not everyone loses to some cat psycho," Angelina dejectedly said to herself.
Bradley pulled a few stray twigs out of Angelina's hair. "Hey! You tried your best. C'mon, let's head back to the D.O.J.O."
Angelina momentarily blushed, then held on to Bradley as he skateboarded through the path he came. Suddenly, she asked, "Are we forgetting something?" Bradley shrugged and continued on. By the tree, Wally made incoherent noises as he struggled with the Tangle Web Comb leaving him gagged and tied.
A flash transitioned to the four teams, Wally still tied up, standing in front of the D.O.J.O..
"What a day!" Chris chuckled. "Four new Shen Gong Wu, two showdowns, and eight more Hilda's to deal with."
Garrett swatted away a Hilda as Chris tapped the ring on another Hilda's finger. All nine Hilda's snapped back together. "I sleep," Hilda said before collapsing to the ground for a nap.
Chris approached Wally and snapped his fingers, finally freeing him from the Tangle Web Comb's hold. "I think my legs fell asleep," Wally trembled.
"Let's see, with two new Wu, it looks like the winner of today's challenge is Team Fire!" Chris concluded. Mia and Eleanor proudly displayed the Ju-Ju Flytrap and Manchurian Musca, respectively.
"On the flipside, Team Water was the only team to not come back with anything new," Chris noted. "In fact, they lost a Wu! Looks like I'll be seeing you five at tonight's Banishment Ceremony. Sucks to be you!"
William blew a raspberry at Team Water and Blake massaged the bandages over his head. "I know who I'm voting for," he grimaced, glancing at Raina, who pouted in response.
Bronwyn and Natalia shot glares at each other and chimed in, "Me too."
Scott looked directly into the camera and sighed.
In the dining area, Team Earth congregated, eating dinner.
"You lost to Eleanor?" Russell laughed. Angelina slammed her hands on the table and leaned forward. "You should talk, I don't see you with any new Wu either!"
Bradley gently nudged K.C.. "This guy saved our butts today, otherwise we'd be stuck voting someone off like those guys." He pointed to Team Water's table.
"Yeah, way to go, K.C.!" Russell clapped. "If anything, dude, you should be our team leader."
K.C. looked at him strangely. "Me? But, well, I mean..."
"As if!" Angelina interrupted. "I earned my title as team leader. Have we lost a single challenge since I was leader?"
"It's been two episodes," K.C. said to himself.
Russell shrugged. "I dunno. And, keeping it real, I'm sick of jogging around every morning! That isn't helping us at all! We're Team Earth, shouldn't we be lifting weights and getting buff or something?"
Angelina nearly shot back at Russell, but K.C. said, "Look, Angelina, I know you're all embarrassed about getting your butt kicked by Eleanor, but that's kinda your fault for using the Tangle Web Comb. That Wu needs a ton of training to master."
Slamming her tray on the table, Angelina stood up. "Fine. Go ahead. Be team leader!" She pointed to Russell and Bradley. "Just remember who to blame at our next Banishment Ceremony."
As she left the dining area, Russell chuckled. "Man, if you can shut Angelina down, you definitely deserve to be team leader!" K.C. nervously laughed.
K.C.: Don't get me wrong, it's cool that the guys want me to lead the team, but... I don't know anything about making plans and strategies and all that. I just go with the flow! (scratches head) But I can't let Angelina know that. Ehhh...
The five members of Team Water were shown at the Banishment Ceremony, all sitting considerably apart from each other. Chris entered shortly after, and recapped, "Welcome back, Team Water! It's been a while. Remember, if your name is not called, you'll have to remove your Belt of Life, take the Pathway of Shame over to the Drop of Shame, and you can never, ever, ev-er come back."
He glanced at a notecard and laughed. "Whoa! Quite the scatter of votes we have here."
Bronwyn: I vote for that witch Natalia. I'm so sick of her moving on in Scott, and she made him lose today's showdown. She's the reason we're here!
Natalia: As if I even need to say her name. She just needs to give it up. Scott's into me. And if he has a brain, he'll vote her off too for throwing him off during the showdown.
Blake: I'm voting for that creep Raina. I barely even talk to her and she's obsessed with me or something. Totally threw me off my game when we were fighting Albert and Mia too!
Raina: My vote goes for that heartless Blake. How could he have led me on for so long and then shatter my hopes like that?! It's... it's inhumane!
Scott: This is a tough vote. Bronwyn and Natalia fight like cats and dogs, Blake isn't too useful on the team, and I think Raina has a bounty out on me. I dunno... I can't bring myself to vote for any of them. (sighs deeply) I guess... (confessional cuts off)
"Scott! Even though you totally tanked your showdown today, you're safe." Scott breathed a sigh of relief.
"Natalia!" Bronwyn shot her a look of disbelief. Natalia smugly held her head up higher, but quickly lowered it again when Chris added, "And Bronwyn!"
Raina and Blake looked at each other momentarily, then to Chris. "Blake, Raina, you're our bottom two for the night. The last Chosen One to continue their journey..."
Scott sighed and looked away as Chris called out the final name, "Raina!"
Shocked, Blake jumped up from his seat. "You guys voted me off?"
"Jerk!" Raina yelped. "Serves you right!"
As Chef escorted him down the Pathway of Shame, Blake yelled back, "Whatever! You know, your team just got way lamer! You hear me? Totally laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa--" His voice trailed off as he took the dreaded drop.
"What a day!" Chris sighed. "With that, Blake's the seventh Chosen One to take the drop. Who will be next? Where will I take these suckers to next week? Find out, only on Total... Drama... Showdown!!!"
Chapter Ten: Stone Cold Drama
Fading into a shot of the last episode's showdowns, Chris announced, "Last time on Total Drama Showdown, our Chosen Ones dug deep into the Amazon to find not one, not two, not even three-- but four, count 'em, four Shen Gong Wu! Garrett laid down the law against Alyssa, threatening to blackmail her unless she framed Bradley. This is the kind of drama I've been waiting for, people! Raina got a bit too comfortable with Blake, and after they flopped on a challenge, he told her like it is. Harsh! Eleanor kicked Angelina's butt in a showdown, which got her impeached from her position as team leader. Replaced by... K.C.?! Good luck, dude. Bronwyn and Natalia drove Scott so crazy that he totally wiped out during his showdown! In the end, Team Water sent Blake down the Drop of Shame. Will Team Water fire it up this episode? Will K.C. totally blow it trying to lead Team Earth? How grounded is Team Wind feeling with this whole Sword fiasco? And will Team Fire stay hydrated?" A record scratch was heard as Chris glanced past the camera and pointed to an unseen staff member. "Alright, that one was lame. Stay tuned for more action, more Wu, and best of all, more drama, on this week's episode of Total... Drama... Showdown!!"
Following the theme song, the episode opened in Team Water's room, completely silent. Bronwyn was the first to wake up. She breathed into her hand and smelled it, then shuddered. Grabbing a towel, toothbrush, and soap, she left the room and bumped into Isadora.
"Oh, I'm so sorry!" Bronwyn apologized. She helped Isadora to her feet, and as the two began to part ways, Bronwyn froze. She glanced back into Team Water's room, then to Isadora, and called, "Wait, Isadora, come back here." Isadora returned, and Bronwyn leaned in to whisper something in her ear.
A flash transitioned to a few minutes later, with Isadora scurrying back to Bronwyn with the Ants in the Pants in hand, followed by her handing the Wu to Bronwyn. Suppressing her snickers, Bronwyn slowly approached Natalia, who was still asleep with a pink eyemask on.
"Ants in the Pants!" Bronwyn whispered, aimed at Natalia. The Wu's dome-like top cracked open, letting loose a swarm of ants which infiltrated Natalia's bed. She let out a scream which awakened the entire D.O.J.O., as Bronwyn skipped out of the room laughing, "Make sure you get your beauty sleep!" She high-fived Isadora and handed back the Shen Gong Wu.
Natalia, completely livid, jumped out of her bed and scratched herself. "You're going to pay for that, Bronwyn! Arrrrrrrrrgh!!!"
Scott was seen attempting to cover his ears with his pillow.
Scott: I kind of regret voting off Blake last night, but I couldn't bring myself to vote for any of the girls. Guess that was a mistake. (groans) It's like girls are programmed to never get along. Look at Team Earth! They're basically a team full of guys, and they never fight.
Outside of the confessional, Bradley staggered forward, then backward, laughing madly. "Dude! S-stop! I swear, I'm gonna..."
Scott poked his head out of the confessional to witness what was going on. Bradley reached backward and yanked the Shroud of Shadows off of Russell, who was seemingly tickling him nonstop. "Ruby of Ramses!" Bradley pulled the Wu out of his pocket and used it on Russell's hat, lifting it just above Russell's reach.
"Aw, c'mon man!" Russell whined, but laughing. Bradley used the Ruby to pull the hat toward him, and then ran away with the hat with Russell right behind him.
K.C. tapped Scott on the shoulder and motioned to the confessional. "Uh, are you done?"
"Oh!" Scott jumped. "Sorry dude. Man, it must be nice to be on a team where everyone doesn't wanna kill each other. Things seem so mellow with you guys."
"I dunno, I think Angelina wants me dead now that I'm head of the team," K.C. shrugged.
"Leave it to the girl to mess everything up," Scott joked.
K.C. laughed and agreed, "Yeah, tell me about it." The boys looked around for a few seconds, then Scott suddenly said, "Sucks, you know, that we can't trade elements or something like that. I'd join you guys in a second if I could!"
"Well, just 'cause we're on different teams doesn't mean we can't be friends," K.C. pointed out. "It's not like I can vote you off anyway." K.C. entered the confessional as Scott ran in the same direction Bradley and Russell had gone.
K.C.: ... Man, that Scott guy's so relaxed and everything. And he knows how to control his team! (pulls out a booklet from his robe that reads How to Be a Leader) "Chapter 1: Asserting Dominance..."
A loud, wailing noise echoed throughout the D.O.J.O., prompting everyone to cover their ears. The sound emerged from Team Fire's room, where Hilda lay face-down on her bed, kicking her legs and wailing away.
"Will you shut up?" Garrett snapped. Hilda's crying only grew louder, prompting him to leave the room. He turned to Albert and Mia and motioned for them to follow him out of the room. The three walked past the door and Garrett quickly slammed it shut, but Hilda's sobbing still penetrated through the door, albeit muffled.
"Okay," Garrett sighed, "I'm making it you two's responsibility to get her to quit crying about her 'rushspringer' situation."
"Rumspringa," Albert corrected, which in return got him an uncaring glance from both Garrett and Mia. Another cry, and the D.O.J.O. rumbled slightly.
Mia nearly fell over. "How are we supposed to get her to stop?"
Walking toward the dining area, Garrett threw his hands up in exasparation. "Figure it out! I'm getting breakfast."
In the dining area, Team Wind sat together, with their new Shen Gong Wu displayed on the table.
"Way to go, chump," Wally said, slapping William's back. "But couldn't you have gotten us a cooler Wu? I don't want to use any of these lame ones." He tossed the Ants in the Pants to Isadora and the Falcon's Eye to William.
William raised an eyebrow. "We have three Wu. That's more than the one we had yesterday, and the zero we had two days ago." He turned to Alyssa. "Speaking of which... you never told us where you found the Sword."
Alyssa, holding the Sword, looked around for another distraction, only to find that Garrett had entered the dining area, and was looking right back at her.
"You see," Alyssa began, "it's, uh, kind of a long story, um..."
Garrett, carrying his tray, slowly walked by Team Wind's table. "What's a long story?"
Wally snatched the Ants in the Pants out of Isadora's hands and aimed it at Garrett. "None of your business, chump."
"Touchy," Garrett smirked. "Congrats on your two new Wu. Almost as exciting as my team's three new Wu!" Satisfied, he sat himself down just as turbulence hit.
"My bad," Chef's voice gruffly stated over the intercom. "Get ready for landing!"
The D.O.J.O.'s landing gear was deployed, and the wheels screeched loudly as they slid against the icy ground.
"Where are we?" Eleanor asked, shivering as she exited. A mild blizzard began to engulf the D.O.J.O., and the remaining seventeen Chosen Ones lined up in front of an icy cavern with two entrances, opposite of Chris who wore a heavy parka and sipped hot chocolate.
"C-c-can we g-g-get s-sweaters or s-something?" Bronwyn asked, holding her robe tightly around herself.
Chris shook his head. "Nope! Why don't you follow Team Fire's example and keep quiet?" The other three teams looked at the five members of Team Fire, who seemed perfectly fine. "Our fiery blood must keep us warm!" Albert gasped. "Fate is on our side."
"Right," Chris smirked. "In any case, welcome to the North Pole! We detect a new Shen Gong Wu called the Glove of Jisaku somewhere deep in this ice cave of doom. This Wu can act as a powerful magnet which can attract any metal object, including other Wu."
"Well, w-what are we waiting f-for?" Natalia snapped. "There's a Wu in th-there, and we're out here f-f-freezing our butts off." She began to sprint toward an entrance, when Chris stopped her in her tracks. "Not so fast. These caverns are dangerous. Your teams are getting pretty small, and there's safety in numbers. So I figured for this challenge, you've got to pair up with another team before you enter the cavern."
Mia pursed her lips. "Since when have you cared about how safe we are?"
"I don't," Chris admitted. "But putting teams together is a sure way to boost our ratings! Luckily, I've already decided for you." He pulled an index card out of his back pocket. "Team Earth and Team Water, you guys are entering from the left." Scott and K.C. pointed finger pistols at each other and high-fived. "Team Wind and Team Fire, you two will go in from the right." Alyssa and Garrett stared each other down. "Any questions?"
Surprisingly, Isadora raised her hand, teeth chattering. "If we're t-teamed up, and there's only one Wu, how do we d-d-decide which team gets it?"
"Seriously?" Chris asked in disbelief. "This is the tenth episode. We've had six showdowns already. This is like, the most fundamental concept of this show." Isadora hid behind Alyssa, who frowned. "If there are no more ridiculous questions..." Chris blew his airhorn into a megaphone. "Go, go, go!"
The teams ran into the cavern. The volume of Chris's starting noise caused a small avalanche, resulting in the snow accumulating above the cavern to collapse and seal the entrances. "Whoops," he chuckled.
Teams Water and Earth slowly advanced through their cavern entrance, with Scott and K.C. leading the way. The teams seemed to walk in pairs, with Bronwyn and Bradley right behind their leaders, followed by Natalia and Angelina, while Raina and Russell walked at the group's tail end.
Russell inched slightly closer to Raina. "So... what's up?"
"We're in a cave," Raina dryly replied, not even looking at Russell.
He nervously chuckled. "Oh, uh, right. I know. I mean, what have you been up to?"
Raina blinked. "The same as everyone else on the show, looking for Wu, hoping to win the prize at the end. Can we stop talking now?" She walked ahead of him.
Russell: Geez, what's her problem? Last time I checked she was all over the guys on her team! Maybe she's got some weird team-loyalty thing, where she can only lose her mind over other Water-guys. I don't know.
Raina: I'm through with men! All they do is use you until they're through, and then they toss you to the side and vote you off of magical reality shows! I don't get it. Is there something biological behind it?
Meanwhile, Teams Wind and Fire were still at the beginning of the cavern.
"I say we just go our separate ways," Garrett insisted.
"We can't go separate ways," Alyssa said, exasparated. "There's only one pathway for us. And Chris purposely put us together because he said it'd be dangerous!"
Garrett folded his arms. "What, afraid you and your team can't handle yourselves?"
"I'm just trying to follow instructions, okay?" Alyssa sighed.
"Then follow mine," Garrett reiterated, "And break off on your own."
The entire time, Wally, Isadora, William, Eleanor, Hilda, Albert, and Mia's gaze bounced back and forth throughout this argument, until finally, Wally gruffly stuck out his hands toward the two. "Wind!" A column of air shot out of his hands and knocked Garrett and Alyssa off their feet, and sent them flying further down the cavern. Garrett tumbled forward while Alyssa managed to land gracefully.
"Can we get moving now?" Wally insisted. "Talking is for the weak."
Switching to the other teams, Scott and K.C. began to chat at the head of their group.
"Really? You've been playing guitar all your life?" K.C. asked with interest. "I tried playing guitar for a few days, but I snapped a string and it hit my friend in the eye... he still doesn't talk to me."
Scott laughed, "I could teach you some time if you want."
K.C.'s eyes lit up. "Seriously dude? That'd be awesome!" Scott smiled. "Sure, whenever you want!"
"Y'know, Russell plays the drums," K.C. said. "We could even start, like, a band or something! Anything to make it more fun around here. Some people take this whole thing way too seriously." He subtly pointed to Angelina.
Scott shrugged uncomfortably. "I dunno. I think music should be more of a personal, intimate kind of thing. Something you only share with people you're close to. Maybe it should just be us." He slapped K.C.'s back.
"Heh, uh, yeah, okay," K.C. fumbled. He paused for a moment, then sighed then asked Scott, "How do you control your team, man? I don't know how to do any of that stuff."
Scott frowned. "What do you mean?"
"I'm no good at strategy and decisions and all of that leadership junk," K.C. admitted.
"Hey, don't worry, I'll help you out," Scott said encouragingly, when suddenly the cavern began to shake.
"What's going on?!" Bronwyn cried.
Bradley's eyes widened. "Avalanche!"
"Indoors?" Russell wondered, as everyone's focus moved to a collection of rather large icicles above the group's heads, which began to fall directly toward them. A number of the Chosen Ones jumped out of the way, while Bradley used the Fist of Tebigong to shatter any that fell in his path.
As the snow dust cleared, Scott jumped up and looked around and counted, "... five, six, seven. We lost someone! Where's Raina?"
She called, "Over here!" While unharmed, Raina managed to get pinned into an icicle prison. Scott nearly took action, but then stopped himself. K.C.'s voice echoed in his head, "I'm no good at strategy and decisions and..."
Scott turned to K.C., who took the hint. He tapped his chin and said, "Can we pull them out?"
The musician shook his head. "Nah, man, those things look pretty lodged into the ground-- uh, snow."
"What if Bradley just pounds them?" K.C. asked, pointing to the Fist of Tebigong in the skater's hand.
"That's risky," Scott again shot down. "We don't know where those ice chunks might land."
K.C. sighed in frustration. "Well, they're too heavy to move."
K.C.: Agh, this whole team leader thing is really a lot harder than it looks. And Raina isn't even on my team!
"We might not be able to move them," Scott acknowleged, "but maybe you have something that can!"
K.C. blinked and blankly stared at Scott, who glanced at Angelina. "I wonder what Wu your team has that could help you move that huge icicle." Scott used his fingers to trace out a diamond-like shape.
"Oh!" K.C. gasped. "Angelina! Use the Ruby of Ramses to move those icicles out of Raina's way."
She rolled her eyes. "As if. Why should we help the other team?"
"Hey, listen to your team leader," Russell smirked, as Angelina reluctantly aimed the Shen Gong Wu. "Ruby of Ramses!" She lifted an icicle from the ground and hurled it against the wall of the cavern. Bronwyn had to jump out of the way to avoid getting smashed by it. "Oops," Angelina said flatly.
Natalia nodded approvingly to Angelina, as K.C. rushed to help Raina out of her icicle prison.
Natalia: As much as I want to get Bronwyn voted off, I've got to start thinking ahead. There's no way we'll be in teams for much longer, and I've got to start making friendly with the others. And Angelina seems like the best bet. Maybe I could start something up with her and Alyssa, probably the only other girls in this game who don't look like ogres.
The internal avalanche affected Teams Wind and Fire as well, who were being led over an icy clearing by Wally.
"Why are we shaking?" Albert asked, terrified.
"There's either a fantastic EDM track playing," Mia thought, "or some sort of internal avalanche."
Alyssa pointed to a rock jutting out over the side of the clearing. "Quick! Let's hide under that rock, we need shelter!"
"We're in a cave," Garrett said incredulously. "How much more sheltered can we get?"
"We need protection," Alyssa calmly began, before panicking and saying, "from the giant ice-stalactites about to kill us!" She pointed upward at the swaying icicles.
Garrett scoffed, "Ice-stalactites? How pretentious is that? They're icic--"
He was interrupted as an icicle pierced the ice behind him, causing the ground around him to shatter and drop him below. The entire clearing began to crack, and the other eight Chosen Ones all plummeted with him.
As the nine of them recovered, Alyssa looked around and asked, "Is everyone okay?"
"Oh, like you really care," Garrett shot back. The two began to bicker until Wally held them both up by the back of their collars and begged, "Will you two please shut up?"
Isadora palmed the wall of their ditch and asked, "How are we going to get out of here?"
Eleanor shielded her eyes as she glanced upward, noticing a rock poking out along the side of the ditch. She then called out, "Third-Arm Sash!" The green sash shot upward, but quickly fell back down after falling short of the rock. "Yikes, this is deep."
Garrett pushed her aside as he wielded the Tangle Web Comb. "Let me handle this."
"Don't even try it!" Alyssa warned. "Team Earth's had that Wu for ages and Angelina still never figured out how to use it. It'll just give us more problems."
Garrett glared at her and reluctantly tucked the Wu back in his pocket.
Hilda sniffed and mumbled, "I only have this Ring of the Nine Dragons--"
"No!!" the other eight Chosen Ones yelled, but Hilda had already split up into eight identical, babbling Hildas.
Garrett slapped his forehead. "She always does this."
A Hilda chewed one of Eleanor's braids. William noticed one Hilda giving another Hilda a piggyback ride, and then proceeded to stand on her shoulders. A lightbulb appeared over his head. "I have an idea!"
As William plotted, the scene flashed back to Teams Earth and Water. Natalia and Angelina were seen conversing quietly, when both teams reached a large gorge. On the other side, the path continued, but at a significantly higher level than the path they were currently on.
"How are we supposed to get up there?" Bronwyn asked.
Scott pulled out the Jetbootsu. "Don't sweat it. These babies will get us across! Jetbootsu!" Flames began to shoot out of the shoe's soles, but they suddenly died out. "Huh?"
Natalia was perplexed. "Do we need to recharge its batteries?"
"Something tells me Shen Gong Wu don't run on double-A's, Natalia," Bronwyn said coldly.
"The cavern's temperature is probably affecting the exhaust mechanisms," Raina pointed out.
Angelina folded her arms. "Perfect. Any bright ideas, team leader?" She glanced smugly at K.C., who now had every other set of eyes on him.
Bradley, noticing K.C. was uncomfortable, suggested, "Hey, uh, you guys have that Orb of Tornami, right? Maybe we could make some kinda ice bridge up there."
"I wouldn't trust that," Raina said warily.
"An ice bridge? What is this, some kind of fairytale?" Natalia cackled.
K.C. furrowed his brow, then noticed the Lotus Twister poking out of Bronwyn's robe. "I got it!"
A flash, and Bronwyn's body was stretched horizontally, with her arms and legs tied at the wrists and ankles around two ice pillars. Bradley stood right in front of her, slowly guiding her backward. "Are you sure this is gonna work?"
"I think so," K.C. chuckled nervously. "Following Raina's calculations, we should clear the distance pretty safely."
"A giant slingshot," Scott nodded approvingly. "Nice idea, man!" K.C. chuckled again. "Ah, y'know, nothing special."
Russell beamed. "This is so cool!"
Bronwyn winced. "I can't hold this much longer!"
"Fire in the hole!" K.C. cried as Bradley released himself. He was launched in the air and landed face-down in the snow on the other side. The other Chosen Ones gasped in concern, but he lifted a thumbs-up to show he was okay. "Wicked idea, K.C.!"
A montage showed Scott, K.C., Raina, Angelina, and, reluctantly, Natalia, all flying across the gorge.
"Alright, this is the last one," K.C. called out. "Remember to let yourself go too, this time, Bronwyn."
Russell eagerly nestled himself into Bronwyn. "I never thought I'd get this close to a girl."
Cringing, Bronwyn prematurely released Russell and sent them both soaring short of the platform, crashing into the wall.
Angelina sighed. "I got it. Ruby of Ramses!" She aimed at the two and removed them from the wall, dropping them rather roughly into the snow on the platform above.
"Why didn't we just use the Ruby in the first place?!" Bronwyn cried, her voice muffled by the snow.
"Because you got to be a human slingshot!" Russell cheered, his voice also muffled.
Back with Wind and Fire, William managed to put his plan into action; along the wall of the ditch, seven Hildas stood on each other's shoulders, with the eighth on her way up.
"Boop!" the eighth Hilda seemed to apologize as she stepped on her fellow Hilda's heads to make her way to the top.
"That seems high enough," William affirmed. "Alright, Eleanor, now you get up there and use the sash to cling to that rock."
Eleanor meowed and literally scaled the pillar of Hildas effortlessly, much to everyone else's awe. She stood atop the eight Hildas, then cried, "Third-Arm Sash!" The green extension shot out and wrapped around the rock, and the Chosen Ones cheered - as well as the Hildas, causing them to lose balance and topple over.
"Timber!" Wally yelled, and the Chosen Ones cleared out of the way. As soon as they fell, the Hildas snapped back into one Hilda, who rubbed her head. "I am feeling an aching in my bones."
Eleanor remained suspended by the Third-Arm Sash. "Uh, what now?"
"Enough of this!" Albert suddenly groaned. "Manchurian Musca!" A flash, and suddenly a small fly buzzed where Albert previously was. The fly made its way up and out of the ditch, and the fly transformed back into Albert, who peered back down at the group. "Who's next?" He tossed the Manchurian Musca back down into Mia's hands.
She angrily yelled, "You're telling me we've been stuck here for two hours when we could've just done that?"
Albert shrugged innocently. "It just came to me!"
Everyone was now out of the ditch except Eleanor, who was still clinging to a rock in the middle of the ditch. Isadora leaned over to toss it to her, but Eleanor shook her head. Instead, she jumped on the wall and quickly scaled it, easily finding footholds and using her Third-Arm Sash for support.
"That was awesome!" William laughed.
"I can see a low-budget superhero film coming your way soon," Mia nodded.
The only person who remained unimpressed was Garrett, who stared at her strangely.
Garrett: Not only is she incredibly annoying, but she's apparently athletic. She also managed to defeat Angelina in a showdown in the last challenge... I smell a threat. And she smells a lot like a litter box.
The group's lauding of Eleanor was cut short when a loud growl was heard off in the distance. "Wh... what was that?" Alyssa asked, concerned. She was answered with a chorus of growls as a group of polar bears emerged.
The nine Chosen Ones backed away. Albert asked, "Are polar bears carnivorous?"
"I don't want to stick around to find out," Garrett replied.
Wally suddenly stood firm. "What are we doing? We can take these little runts. C'mon!"
He charged at the bears and tackled one to the ground. The camera then focused at the other eight Chosen Ones, who looked away as instead, high-pitched cries and ripping noises were heard. Wally was tossed back to the Chosen Ones, bruised and battered. "Yeah, ready for Round Two?!"
The bears began to advance, and Wally shrieked and ran behind the group. "Okay, your turn."
Hilda balled her fists and cried, "FOR RUMSPRINGAAAAAAAAA!!" A montage of shots depicted her pummeling the bears: punching one square in the jaw, kicking another in the gut, putting one in a chokehold, and pinning a fourth bear down as it seemingly tapped out.
The Chosen Ones were wide-eyed, except for Wally, who instead had hearts in his eyes.
Wally: A girl who can fight! That's what I'm talking about! That's what this show's been needing!
Hilda stood atop a pile of defeated polar bears and let out an enormous battle cry. The cavern began to shake again - instead of icicles falling, sheets of snow began to descend on the Chosen Ones.
"Oh no," Alyssa warned, advancing to the exit of the clearing, "come on, team, we have to go." She grabbed Isadora and William by the hand and urged Wally to go forth.
"It's a bunch of snow, calm down," Garrett sneered.
Mia reached into her pocket and pulled out the Star Hanabi, aiming it at the cavern ceiling. "Not for long. Star Hanabi!"
A whirlwind of fire met the descending snow, melting it and the surrounding area. The flames momentarily engulfed the area, and when the reaction dissipated, the shot revealed Team Fire swimming in a pool of water, while Team Wind stood at the exit.
"Wasn't expecting a shower right now," Garrett groaned. Eleanor hissed.
"Should we help them?" Isadora asked, concerned.
Alyssa motioned for her team to leave. "I think they can handle themselves."
Alyssa: Okay, I feel bad for not helping them out, but Garrett's been pushing me over the edge lately. He keeps trying to force me to blame Bradley about the Sword and I just can't find the right time! I don't even want to! What has Bradley done to anyone?!
Teams Water and Earth followed their path into a large, open room with a large boulder in the center. Atop the boulder was a figure resembling an oven mitt.
Scott squinted and pointed at it. "Is that the Glove of Jisaku?"
"Was Jisaku a chef?" Bradley laughed. "Looks like a pretty lame Wu."
Natalia was halfway there. "Doesn't matter how lame it looks, it's mine!" She jumped on a white mound by the boulder to help propel herself up, but the mound moved. Natalia lost her balance and fell. "What the heck?"
She looked up at the mound, which was no longer curled up as it was before. "Y-y-y-yeti!!"
"I didn't know those were real!" Russell worriedly remarked.
Natalia aimed the Orb of Tornami at the yeti and sent a pressurized blast of water toward it. The water froze in midair, and the yeti grabbed the frozen stream to use as a weapon.
"Way to go, Natalia!" Bronwyn scolded.
The yeti used the ice spear to swat Natalia back into the crowd of Chosen Ones.
Bradley began to assume a fighting stance, but Angelina grabbed him by the wrist and whispered, "What are you doing?"
"We've gotta take this guy out!" Bradley replied, trying to shake her off. Angelina was surprisingly strong and yanked him back. "I don't know if you've forgotten, but we need to get that Wu. Let those Water idiots distract the yeti while we nab it."
Bradley: I don't feel right making Team Water deal with the yeti, but... a game's a game, I guess. Plus, Angelina's hot. Scary, but hot.
As Angelina and Bradley looped around the area, Scott approached K.C. while Bronwyn and Raina distracted the yeti.
"Alright, dude, what's the plan?" Scott asked a fidgeting K.C..
"Uhhh," K.C. stuttered, looking around for inspiration. "We... could... uh..."
As he stalled, the yeti swung the ice spear against Bronwyn's side. She was slammed against the wall, causing Scott to gasp. "Bronwyn!"
Scott grabbed the Shroud of Shadows out of K.C.'s pocket. "I'm gonna borrow this." He sprinted to Bronwyn and took the Lotus Twister from her. "Hey, yeti!"
The yeti turned to Scott and growled, then swung its ice spear. "Shroud of Shadows!" Scott yelled, hiding himself. The yeti missed, then looked around in confusion. Shrugging, it turned its attention to K.C. and began to chase him.
"Crap, crap, crap," K.C. muttered, running away. The yeti began to aim the spear at K.C. like a javelin, and when it pulled its arm back to toss it, its wrist was suddenly pinned to the ground. The other wrist followed, until the yeti was completely forced to the ground at its wrists and ankles.
K.C., Bronwyn, Natalia, Russell, and Raina all looked at each other, confused, when Scott ripped off the Shroud of Shadows. His body was oustretched and tied up around the yeti, incapacitating it.
At the same time, Team Wind rushed into the area. "Where's the Wu?!" Wally demanded.
"Right here!" a voice called. Everyone turned to see Angelina trimuphantly holding the Glove of Jisaku in her hands, while Bradley came up from behind her. "I helped, kinda."
A tunnel-boring machine suddenly pierced the ground in the center of the clearing. Chris popped his head out of a hatch and announced, "Team Earth wins the challenge and the Glove of Jisaku!"
The four members cheered as Chris looked around. "And since Team Fire seems to be M.I.A., it looks like they'll be heading to tonight's Banishment Ceremony! As soon as they show up..."
Albert rushed in, with the other members of his team behind him. All five of them were soaking wet. "Did we win?"
"Far from," Chris grinned. "You're voting someone off tonight. Get dry and head back to the D.O.J.O.!"
Team Fire groaned and began to find their way out, followed closely by Team Wind. Alyssa stuck her tongue out at Garrett.
As Bradley and Angelina made their descent from the boulder, K.C. approached Scott, who was untangling himself from the now-unconscious yeti. "Uh, thanks for saving my butt there, man."
"No problem," Scott said. He freed himself and tossed the Shroud of Shadows back to K.C..
Bronwyn limped over to Scott and smiled. "That was amazing!"
Scott's eyes widened. "Are you hurt? Come on, let's get you back to your room and see what we can do."
He wrapped his arm around Bronwyn and guided her out of the cave. Natalia and K.C. both pursed their lips, then looked at each other.
"I... have to be somewhere," K.C. mumbled, leaving.
Natalia: That is it. Bronwyn's getting a one-way ticket out of here. And if that means taking out Scott with her, then so be it. Doesn't matter how perfect his butt is, I came here for the money.
Team Earth congregated in their room, with their Wu in a pile in the center. Angelina slipped the Glove of Jisaku on and snickered, "Alright, let's see what this thing can do." She angled it toward the pile of Wu and called, "Glove of Jisaku!"
At first, nothing happened. Suddenly, a magnet sprouted from the Glove. It wobbled hesitantly, before pulling itself and Angelina against the ground with a resounding clang. "What the--?"
"No surprise that the Glove is more attracted to this giant metal plane than a couple of bronze trinkets," Russell snarked.
Angelina recalled the Wu and massaged her wrist. "Yeah, whatever."
"Why are you using it anyway?" Russell asked. "K.C.'s the one who led us today!"
"Yeah," Angelina sneered, "and if I'd followed him half of our team would probably be yeti lunch."
Bradley rolled his shoulders back, as if calming himself down would also calm down Angelina. "Hey, K.C. did a pretty good job today. He came up with getting Raina out of that ice, and the slingshot idea was pretty cool too."
Whipping her hair around, Angelina stood from the bed and left the room, tossing the Glove into K.C.'s lap. "Whatever, take your dumb chef-magnet."
As she turned from the door, she noticed Natalia standing with her arms folded. Angelina gave her a wary glance as Natalia said, "Let's talk somewhere real quick."
A flash to the Banishment Ceremony, and the five members of Team Fire sat to face Chris. "Welcome back to the Banishment Ceremony, Team Fire. Haven't seen you bunch here in a loooong time. Here's a reminder. You've all cast your votes in the confessional. The Chosen One who has received the most votes will have to give up their Belt of Life, take the Pathway of Shame down to the Drop of Shame, and he or she will never, ever, ever, EVER get to return."
Chris glanced at his notecard and called, "Albert and Mia! You two are safe."
"Are we a duo now, or something?" Albert asked, glancing at Mia. "I feel like we're always put together."
Mia rolled her eyes and looked away. "Maybe it was 'meant to be'," she teased. Albert gasped and looked into the camera.
"Don't even joke about that," Chris gagged. "Garrett, you're safe too."
Eleanor shifted uneasily in her seat, tilting her head slightly as Chris shot a glance at her, followed by one to Hilda. "Eleanor and Hilda! You're our bottom two."
"But whyyyyyyyyy?" Hilda moaned. "I have done nothing to disrupt my friends!!" She blew her nose into her robe rather loudly.
"Right, nothing at all," Chris chided.
Eleanor pouted, "Well, if I go home, at least I can take proper care of my feline friends."
Chris raised his index finger. "Funny you say that, because you are!"
"I figured as much," Eleanor sighed. "C'mon Penelope, we're going home." The same cat from the previous episode's showdown slithered from her robe, meowing at Chris. Suddenly, the cat's head took a sharp turn to glare at Garrett and hiss, which didn't last very long as the cat and her owner were both tossed out of the D.O.J.O.. "I regret nothiiiiiiiiiii--"
The door slammed shut as the rest of Team Fire shrugged to each other.
"And with that, all of our teams are down to an even four each," Chris states with finality. "Tune in next week for more passion, more action, and - it goes without saying - more drama! On the show everyone loves to watch, Total... Drama... Showdown!"
Chapter Eleven: From Sea to Lying Sea
A shot of from the previous challenge showed the members of Team Earth and Team Water shrieking at the icicles about to fall on them while Chris's iconic voice boomed, "Last time on Total Drama Showdown, our teams were paired up and forced to be buddy-buddy while they trekked through a dangerous ice cave. Garrett and Alyssa have had it up to here with each other! Maybe Alyssa's starting to bite off more than she can chew. The girls on Scott's team are driving him nuts so he decided to take refuge with Team Earth, specifically, his now-best-bro K.C.. Speaking of, the dude sucks as a team leader, but no one needs to know that. In the end, Team Earth took home the gold after Team Water got tied up with a yeti - I didn't even know that thing lived in there! Our last place losers, Team Fire, found themselves at the Banishment Ceremony and set home Eleanor, our kitty connoisseur. Not that I mind, girl might have had a few screws loose. With eight down, there's still sixteen to go. Will Garrett and Alyssa ever get along? What are Natalia and Angelina plotting? And what's the deal with Wally and Hilda? Answers to these questions and more, on this episode of Total... Drama... Showdown!!"
The D.O.J.O. flew silently through the sky, which began to show hints of sunrise. The camera panned to show an empty dining area and a silent confession cam, before zooming into Team Wind's room and focusing on Isadora.
She sat up, released a silent yawn, then smiled and got up, examining the rest of her team. She first glanced at Wally, who was still asleep - face-down, as still as a plank. Her gaze shifted to William, who slept with his legs up against the wall and his body at a complete right angle. She recalled him saying something about that position getting his "artistic juices flowing," but all it seemed to do was make his pale legs look even paler.
Finally, she noticed Alyssa, curled up in the fetal position, muttering in her sleep. "No, don't take that... that's the only pair of underwear that... matches my bra..."
Isadora: I love waking up early. It's so nice to have some peace and quiet sometimes, especially in a place as hectic as this. In the morning, the only people awake are me and Chef, and sometimes he's not even awake at the wheel! (laughs, then realizes what that means)
Shower caddy and towels in hand, Isadora hummed a cheery tune as she entered the bathrooms to find Natalia and Angelina, who stopped in the middle of what seemed to be a conversation.
Natalia's eyes narrowed. "You're up early."
"I-I always wake up around this time," Isadora stammered, caught off-guard.
"Figures," Angelina shrugged, making her way out of the bathroom. "I knew I never noticed you for a reason."
Isadora's face twisted as the other two girls exited, giggling.
Flashing forward two hours, the dining area is now bustling with Chosen Ones. As Scott left the kitchen with his tray of questionable food, Bronwyn waved to get his attention. "Hey, Scott!"
Scott looked up and smiled, walking toward Bronwyn, then straight past her to sit at the table behind her, next to K.C..
"Oh," Bronwyn mumbled. "Uh, okay, maybe we'll have dinner or something together instead." She picked at her food for a second, then sighed.
Bronwyn: Scott's seemed a little... distant. I mean, he made sure I was okay after the whole yeti thing, but he hasn't spoken to me since! He keeps hanging around Team Earth all the time.
Natalia also came back from the kitchen, giving Bronwyn a sneer as she continued past her to sit beside Angelina.
"Crowded table today," Bradley noted.
Scott shrugged. "I guess working together in the last challenge just... made us closer." He playfully elbowed K.C., who spit out his juice on Russell's face.
Russell opened his mouth to complain, but was interrupted when he noticed Raina coming out of the kitchen. He waved. "Hey, Raina! Come sit over here!" Her eyes widened as she quickly slipped into the seat beside Bronwyn instead.
"Anyway," Angelina stated with irritation, "I think Scott has a point. We obviously seem to work well together, so maybe we should help each other out."
Bradley raised an eyebrow, leaning in. "You want to help out another team?"
She also leaned in toward him. "It's for our own benefit."
The two stared at each other for a moment. Russell cleared his throat and asked, "Why don't we see what our team captain thinks about that?"
K.C. looked up, his mouth full of food. "Oh, uh, teaming up with Scott? Sure."
"Teaming up with all of us," Natalia corrected.
Swallowing his food, K.C. stuttered, "Oh, y-yeah, that's what I meant." He chuckled nervously.
Natalia and Angelina gave each other a knowing glance. Scott whispered, "Y'know, this is a pretty great plan, especially since Team's Fire been dominating so far. They've got the most Wu out of any of us."
Angelina frowned. "Which makes no sense. Have you seen their team?"
"Well, whatever they're doing," Scott sighed, "it must be working."
Team Wind sat by the table opposite the Team Earth-Water conglomeration.
"Was Team Earth always that big?" Isadora asked, staring at the six-person table.
"No," William frowned. "I think they're making some kind of alliance."
Alyssa turned around to take a look for herself. "Seems like it. And it makes sense, too. I mean, we can't stay in teams forever, right?" She let out a nervous laugh.
With a bit of an edge to his voice, William prodded, "You make it sound like you want the teams to disband soon."
Garrett, noticing the commotion from his team's table, gave Alyssa a curious glance.
She pretended not to notice. "That's not what I mean. It's just..."
Garrett suddenly appeared behind Alyssa. "I think we should talk."
Isadora gave him a strange glance, to which he replied, "Y'know, team leader to team leader."
"Those aren't even official titles," William pointed out. He turned to Wally. "Are you even awake? What are you do--" He followed Wally's line of sight, aimed directly at Hilda. Rather, the back of Hilda's head.
William: ... Yikes.
Guiding Alyssa into the hallway out of the dining area, Garrett demanded in a hushed tone, "It is now or never. You got your Sword back because of me and now you need to hold up your end of the deal. Unless you want a one-way ticket out of here!"
Alyssa groaned. "Why do I have to blame Bradley of all people?"
"Why does it matter?" Garrett scoffed. "You barely even know him."
"Exactly!" she shot back. "It makes no sense."
Garrett folded his arms. "It doesn't have to. And you should be thanking me for this, if anything. Your team's probably the weakest, no thanks to you, Ms. Team Leader. This should give them some motivation to actually win for once." Before Alyssa could retort, Garrett added, "And clearly, Water and Earth are trying to get rid of us. Not us, actually, probably just my team considering yours isn't much of a threat. So do as I say and maybe you'll come in the top two for this challenge."
Alyssa pursed her lips and remained silent. The two re-entered the dining area and reclaimed their seats at their tables.
She sighed. "Do you guys want to know where I found the Sword of the Storm that day?"
"I kinda forgot about it honestly," William admitted. Isadora blinked.
"Well," Alyssa frowned, "it was... uh... in Team Earth's room."
Isadora and William stared daggers at Team Earth's table, but toppled over once the plane made a sharp dive.
"Is it bad that I'm used to this?" Mia groaned as she and Albert were thrashed against the dining area's wall.
Albert, now with his face plastered against the window, peeked outside. "I see boats!"
The scene switched to the sixteen Chosen Ones standing on a dock, facing the ocean. Four small boats remained docked, each with two contraptions inside of them. Chris exited the D.O.J.O. and greeted the group. "Welcome to Indonesia! Exactly where in Indonesia, I dunno."
"Exciting," Mia quipped.
"I'm glad there's already less of you to deal with," Chris said as his face fell. "A new Wu has been detected called the Gills of Hamachi. This Wu gives you gills, allowing you to breathe underwater! Kinda looks like a metal choker. Super edgy stuff here."
His attention directed to the boats. "As you can see, we've got four boats, one for each team. Since we're an even four per team, two members will be hooked up to diving gear, and it's their job to travel through the depths of the ocean to look for the Gills. The other two members have to stay on the surface, pumping air to keep you kiddies alive. Both jobs are equally important!"
Turning back to the Chosen Ones, he finished, "The first team to grab the Gills wins 'em. If any diver comes back to the surface without the Gills for any reason, they disqualify their team. Capiche?"
Natalia and Angelina glanced at each other and nodded.
Angelina: Here's the deal. That Bronwyn girl's been getting on Natalia's nerves, so Natalia wants me to help her throw the challenge for the team, and make it look like Bronwyn's fault. I dunno why she's dumb enough to want to make her team even smaller, but whatever. My team is safe, and if I nab the Wu, I'll have to be team leader again. It's a win-win.
"So," Chris stated, "choose your divers and your pumpers and we can get this challenge started!"
Team Earth gathered to discuss the challenge. K.C. said, "So, uh, who's the best swimmer here?"
Russell eagerly raised his hand. "I got this! I was only benched for half the season in my high school's swim team. I'm pretty much a pro."
"Got it," K.C. affirmed without additional thought. "And--"
"I'm swimming too," Angelina decided. "And I'm, uh, gonna bring the Fist of Tebigong down there with me."
K.C. shrugged. "Fine by me."
Bradley looked at her suspiciously. "What do you need the Fist of Tebigong for? That's just gonna slow you down."
"There might be rocks in the way or something, I don't know," Angelina countered, staring directly back at him.
Bradley turned away and sighed. "Alright, whatever. Just don't do anything funny down there, like smash another team's diving gear or something."
Garrett overheard this and loudly repeated, "Smash another team's diving gear, Bradley? Seems harsh!"
"What?" Bradley said, whipping his head around.
"Man," Garrett continued, even more loudly, "it's almost like you're a natural at messing with other teams!"
This caught William's attention, and he tapped Isadora's shoulder. "Did you hear that? Bradley's trying to mess with the other teams' stuff."
"It was probably his idea to take the Sword!" she whispered back.
William: There's no way we can let Team Earth win - that's a team full of liars, scammers, and frauds!
The teams entered their boats as the divers examined their gear.
"Hey, uh, Raina," Bronwyn asked, "Mind helping me get this stuff on?"
Raina began to fasten the pipe to Bronwyn's oxygen mask as Natalia purred, "And Scott, would you help me get all of this on, too?"
"Sure thing," he chirped, hopping up to help her. Bronwyn grimaced and looked at the other teams' boats.
Wally snatched the diving gear from William. "There's no way I'm letting you go down there and mess this challenge up for us. I'm swimming."
"But--" Isadora began to protest, before William sighed. "We need your, uh, impressive strength on the surface to help pump. Picasso knows my arms couldn't handle it for that long."
"Huh," Wally pondered, "I guess you've got a point. And you're right, those twigs would snap and half trying to pump any air into my mask."
He chucked the diving gear back to William, who collapsed with a thud. He gave Isadora a thumbs-up. "I'm okay!"
Finally, the divers were lined up; Natalia and Bronwyn for Team Water, William and Isadora for Team Wind, Mia and Albert for Team Fire, and Angelina and Russell for Team Earth. The remaining members stood by their air pumps, awaiting Chris's orders. "Looks like we're ready! Remember, any diver who comes back up without a new Wu disqualifies their team! Don't be that guy. On your marks, get set, go!"
The eight divers plunged into the water, making their way to the seafloor.
Mia: I felt like an obnoxious tourist, the kind you see snorkeling on those disgusting pamphlets that have a giant list of activities you can do to exploit the struggling native population. (rolls eyes)
William and Isadora swam side by side, eagerly looking around for any sign of the Wu. Isadora squeaked and pointed to a glimmer directly below her, which grew in intensity before revealing itself to be an irritated anglerfish. Isadora's eyes widened as she grabbed William's arm and started a panicked swim in the opposite direction.
Russell and Angelina quickly strayed from each other and searched separately. While avoiding a school of clownfish, Russell squinted and noticed a shimmering object. He excitedly swam toward it only to find it was a soda can, and tried to crush it in frustration, but instead cramped his hand.
Russell: I'm not some big environment-freak or whatever, but even I know not to toss a can of pop into the ocean! What kinda country is this?
Back on the surface, Garrett and Hilda pumped air down to Mia and Albert. Garrett was visibly exhausted, while Hilda pumped excitedly.
"How... do you have the energy for that?" Garrett panted.
"Back in my village, we churned our own butter!" Hilda explained. "This is the same, no?"
Garrett scoffed. "Yeah, right. Amish people don't churn their own butter, you guys aren't that far behind."
Hilda replied, "My family is. Veeeeery traditional! But I must be happy when I am there. I do miss them."
He stopped pumping to look at her. "So, uh, is that why you're so sad about your... rum... sprinkler... thing?"
"Ah, Rumspringa, yes," Hilda nodded sadly. "I am believing it has passed already."
Overhearing this, Wally leaned out of his boat and stammered, "Uh, well, this show has kinda been a Rumspringa for you! Flying all over the world, finding magic toys," he listed, and paused before adding, "and, uh, meeting new people..."
Garrett's eyebrows furrowed. "How do you know what a Rumspringa is?"
Sneering back at him, Wally brushed the issue aside. "I actually listen to her sometimes."
Before Garrett could shoot back a response, he felt a tug on the oxygen pipe. "Oh, shoot." He groaned and pumped oxygen back into Albert's mask.
Hilda, processing Wally's words, looked back at him. "You are right! I did not get big farewell celebration, but I did get a Rumspringa. Different Rumspringa."
Hilda: (tapping the camera lens) Hello? Oh. Okay. Yes. I did not know Wally knew so much about my culture! It is a surprise to my mind. Hmm.
Wally: I stole Chris's phone last night to look up stuff about Amish people. (shrugs plainly)
Bronwyn kicked her legs as she swam deeper and deeper, looking all around for any sign of the Wu. Something caught her eye and she focused on it, swimming intently toward it.
Behind her, Natalia slowly swam, holding the Orb of Tornami. She aimed it at Bronwyn's oxygen pipe and whispered, "Orb of Tornami, ice." The Orb released a small jettison of water that created an almost unnoticeable current, but froze a portion of Bronwyn's pipe. Oblivious, Bronwyn continued to swim toward the gleam that caught her eye.
Directly behind Natalia was Angelina, with the Fist of Tebigong in hand. She swiped at the frozen pipe, effectively shattering it and cutting Bronwyn off from the air supply. She and Natalia quickly swam away as Bronwyn shrieked and glanced upward.
At the surface, Raina pumped air when the handle suddenly dropped. "Huh?" She frowned and tugged at the pipe, to find there was no resistance. Her eyes widened. "Um... uh..."
She whipped her head to Team Earth's boat. "Mantis Flip Coin!" Springing forward on her hands, she landed directly beside K.C.. "Sorry about this." She dug into his back pocket and fished out the Glove of Jisaku.
"Hey!" K.C. protested. "What the--"
Raina dove into the water and aimed downward. "Glove of Jisaku!"
Bronwyn's metal mask was immediately attracted to the Glove and sucked her back up to the surface, crashing into Raina and sending them both flying onto the dock.
"What... happened?" Bronwyn managed to say.
Chris, on the dock as well, held up the broken end of her oxygen pipe. "Huh, looks like something went wrong here."
"Oh, I wouldn't have guessed!" Bronwyn groaned. "What exactly happened?"
"Don't know," Chris shrugged, "and don't really care! Though you should care, because you being up here means you've disqualified your team and lost the challenge!"
Bronwyn and Raina looked at him, shocked. Raina argued, "How is that fair? Maybe it was some sort of equipment failure!"
"Nuh-uh," Chris shot down. "I specifically remember losing two of my new interns when we tested this. Impossible!"
"Then it had to be your fault," Bronwyn angrily said, pointing to Raina. "You were the one who hooked up my diving gear!"
Raina backed away. "Wh-what? No! I didn't do anything wrong--"
"What's going on?" Scott called from Team Water's boat.
Chris announced, "Aaaand Team Water is out of the challenge! Other teams, still fair game for you!"
Bronwyn: This is totally unfair! Everyone's going to think it's my fault we lost. How could this even happen?!
Natalia: (breathes on the Orb of Tornami and rubs it against her shirt) Flawless.
With Natalia now out of the water, Scott reluctantly navigated the team's boat back to shore.
On Team Fire's boat, Garrett laughed. "Ha! Must suck to be them." He looked over to where he thought Hilda was, except she was nowhere to be seen. "What?!"
Instead, Hilda was at the hull of Team Wind's boat. "And then I must decide to stay with my family or live in the outside world," Hilda explained to Wally, who was listening intently while also pumping his team's air.
Garrett waved his arms frantically. "Um?? Earth to Hilda?? What happened to the challenge?"
"I thought I was on Team Fire?" Hilda wondered. She gasped. "Oh! Mia!"
She leaped back to Team Fire's boat and yanked on the oxygen pipe in a panic. Her strength yanked Mia out of the water and into the air, landing directly on top of Garrett.
"I apologize!" Hilda cried. Mia stood up and massaged her neck. "It's fine, all of the water pollution was starting to make me sad anyway." She turned to the dock. "Does this mean we lose?"
Chris answered, "Nope, one team managed to be even bigger losers than yours. Though I'd recommend pulling up your last member."
Hilda pulled Albert up in the same fashion she did Mia, causing him to land on Garrett, who was attempting to get back up after his collision with Mia. "Oh... I am sorry again."
Team Fire joined Team Water on the dock to watch the remainder of the challenge. After taking a few seconds to wring out her hair, Mia pointed out, "At least we didn't get disqualified first."
"We still lost," Garrett rebutted. "But how unfortunate for Team Water - losing in their own element, again."
Natalia rolled her eyes and said, "I would've found it if it weren't for this one always messing up our challenges." She pointed to Bronwyn.
"How was that my fault?" Bronwyn argued. "I had nothing to do with it!"
"Oooh, sure," Natalia taunted, "and everyone else's diving stuff just happened to be totally fine. Uh-huh. Cool."
Now furious, Bronwyn lifted her hands and cried, "Water!" A burst of water from the ocean struck Natalia directly in the chest, and tossed her off the dock.
Mia glanced at Natalia. "Tragic."
Once she surfaced, Natalia bared her teeth. "Orb of Tornami!" She revealed the blue sphere and aimed it at Bronwyn, who was tossed off the opposite side of the dock by the shot of water.
"C'mon, you two, quit it!" Scott said. "Lotus Twister!" The roots of the plant Wu wrapped around his wrist as his arms extended out to both sides of the dock. He fished the girls out and pulled them up using their diving gear.
Albert: Bronwyn and Natalia kind of remind me of my two sisters back home. They're both good people, but if you get caught between them when they're fighting, the walls will get painted red in no time. (pauses) I've never seen two girls get so passionate about not sharing lipstick.
Underwater, the Gills of Hamachi were seen gleaming, hidden in a mass of coral. Directly above it, Angelina looked around aimlessly.
Angelina: Now, all I need to do is grab that Wu and I'm leader again. Except it smells like K.C.'s sock and I can't see four feet in front of my face.
William and Isadora approached her. William made an X with his forearms in an attempt to ward Angelina off, who just rolled her eyes. She raised her hand to show that she had the Fist of Tebigong with her and smirked. Isadora glanced down and noticed a shimmer. She pretended not to notice, instead hiding behind William.
Angelina angrily swam toward him and swung the Fist of Tebigong; she missed completely and frantically waved her arms in the water. William breathed in heavily, and shot his arms out in front of him. Using his elemental Wind powers, a small current shot Angelina away from him. He grinned and turned around to see Isadora's reaction, but she had already grabbed the Gills of Hamachi and gave him a thumbs-up.
William: Under any normal circumstances, Angelina probably would've pounded me into the ground. But underwater, she's about as coordinated as Wally trying to do ballet. I wonder, if Water and Fire are natural opposites, does that mean Wind and Earth are also opposites? That's... beautiful!
Upon surfacing, Isadora jumped on William's shoulders and proudly held up the Gills of Hamachi. Chris announced, "Team Wind takes home the gold! Er, bronze, whatever that thing is made of. Congrats!"
From their boat, Alyssa cheered and whooped while Wally gave a satisfied nod.
"Unfortunately, Team Water wasn't as lucky," Chris said, directing his attention to the four of them now on the dock, "and for being the first team to get disqualified, they'll be getting front-row seats at tonight's Banishment Ceremony!"
Raina mumbled something under her breath while Bronwyn glared at her. Natalia attempted to hide her smug expression while Scott just looked away.
"And, uh, I suggest all of our divers take a shower," Chris commented. "This water's gross; you all reek."
The scene flashed to the D.O.J.O.. As the only member of Team Water who managed to stay dry, Scott sat alone in the dining hall for dinner while the rest of his team showered. K.C. claimed the seat next to him. "So, uh, who are you thinking of voting off?"
"I don't know," Scott admitted. K.C. turned to his food when Scott added, "I've been avoiding getting rid of any of the girls for so long and now I kinda just want to vote them all off."
K.C. nearly choked on his spoon. "Really? They're that bad?"
"Well, not separately," Scott hesitated. "Raina's really smart but I think she hates my guts. Natalia and Bronwyn are both really cool, but they just keep fighting and driving me nuts!"
Garrett, walking past with his dinner, heard this and paused.
Garrett: Two people who can't work together, at this point, makes up half of a team. And a team like that isn't meant to last. And as long as it isn't my team, that's the best-case scenario for me.
"Y'know," Garrett said, facing Scott and K.C., "I really think you should give the boot to that Raina."
K.C. backed away. "Don't you have a team of your own?"
"Don't you?" Garrett retorted, before facing Scott instead. "Like you said, she's pretty smart. I doubt we'll stay in these teams much longer, and..."
Scott frowned. "That's a pretty selfish way of thinking about it."
Annoyed, Garrett began to walk away. "We're here for a million dollars, not to be everyone's best friend. Think about it."
Ensuring that Garrett was out of earshot, K.C. asked, "You aren't really gonna vote for Raina, are you? The other two girls are tearing your team apart. All they want is your attention, you know."
"Yeah man, of course they do, since I'm the team's leader, kinda," Scott said, poking at his food.
"Dude," K.C. laughed, "they're crazy for you."
Scott sighed. "I wouldn't say crazy but--"
Groaning, K.C. stood up. "How can you not see when someone clearly's got... a thing for you?" He blinked and looked around to see that Bradley, Garrett, Hilda, Alyssa, and Wally were all staring at him. "Uh, I'm gonna see if the rest of my team's out of shower yet for our team meeting."
Bradley seemed confused. "We don't have a team mee--"
"Team meeting!" K.C. called, quickly walking out.
Mia and Albert were shown exiting the bathroom in their towels.
"I have never felt so clean before in my life," Albert said, refreshed. "That water was pretty gross."
As they turned the corner to head into their room, two large hands suddenly pulled them both back.
Mia complained, "This is a terrible kidnapping. I'm not even blindfolded."
She turned around to see Wally, who hushed them. "I'm not kidnapping you. I need a favor from you two."
"Why should we help you?" Albert asked. "You're on another team."
Wally cracked his knuckles, causing Albert to gulp. "Uh, what are your demands?"
He looked around for any other Chosen Ones, before leaning in between Albert and Mia's heads and whispering, "I need you two... to... be my wingmen."
"I can't fly," Albert confessed. "Your friends on Team Wind might be better at that."
Mia and Wally both looked at each other in disbelief. Mia explained, "Albert, being a wingman has nothing to do with flying. Wally needs help getting some girl's attention." She paused. "Or guy's, I don't know."
Wally growled, "I'm not--"
"Everyone knows you're into Hilda," Mia said, cutting him off.
Wally nearly turned pale. "Uh, is-is it that obvious?"
A flashback montage showed Wally in the morning, mumbling in his sleep, "Yeah, sure, Hil, I'll feed the horses today... anything for you..." Meanwhile, Isadora was staring down at him with her hands over her mouth, suppressing giggles. Another flashback, from just moments ago, showed Wally sitting at Team Fire's table with Garrett and Hilda, spoonfeeding her dinner while Garrett mouthed "help me" to the camera.
"You, uh, aren't the best at being discreet," Albert mumbled.
"The only person who's too oblivious to see it is Hilda," Mia said. "So I guess we'll help you."
Wally pumped a fist in the air, but Mia added, "But you have to do one thing for us."
Wally entered the dining area again, carrying now-dressed Albert and Mia on his shoulders. He said, in the most monotonous voice possible, "Everyone, please welcome the best two members of the best team left in the game..." He looked up at Albert and whispered, "Do I really have to say this part?" Albert nodded, causing Wally to sigh, "... King Albert and the Omnipotent Mia."
The two hopped off his shoulders and gave him a thumbs-up.
Garrett squinted at them. "What was that all about?"
"Oh, nothing," Mia dismissed. "Just a game."
"Better not be making any alliances behind my back," Garrett warned.
"Don't worry," Mia assured. She noticed Hilda listening and added, "But, uh, Wally sure is a strong player. He's so... um... mainstream and is such a conformist and his... fragile masculinity is only matched by his--"
Albert coughed loudly and suggested, "Let's go get some food, Mia."
Albert: I don't have to know what a wingman is to know that Mia probably isn't the best person for the job. Then again, I wasn't destined to be a wingman either, so... I'm sure fate will allow this to play out well!
William and Isadora were seen exiting their team's room. "C'mon," William urged, "let's grab dinner before Chef tosses the leftovers in the fuel tank."
"Is that safe?" Isadora frightfully asked.
"Probably no less safe than putting it in our bodies," William thought aloud.
Just before entering the dining hall, the two encountered Angelina and Russell, also dried off. Angelina leered at the two of them. "Losing that challenge to you two twerps was a total fluke."
The two Team Wind members looked at each other, and William spoke up. "Yeah, well, we don't lose to cheaters."
"What are you talking about?" Angelina nervously asked. "I'm not a cheater! I don't cheat! I could take everyone on right now, fifteen to one!"
"You sound like Wally," Isadora frowned.
"And we're talking about Bradley stealing our Sword of the Storm that time!" William clarified.
Russell whispered to Angelina, "Did that really happen?"
Angelina shook off her confusion and said, "Uh, whatever. I don't control what Bradley does." She scoffed and began to enter the dining hall as Chef was exiting. "Kitchen's closed!" The D.O.J.O. jolted, and flames were seen shooting out of the fuel hatch as Chef nodded. "Food's been taken care of."
The Banishment Ceremony showed the four members of Team Water spread as far apart as possible on the bleachers. Chris whistled, "I can smell the tension! Smells like water pollution and way too much hairspray. Anyway, congrats on losing today's challenge, because you get the pleasure of spending more time with me. Your team's been here more than any other, so let's cut to the chase. You've all cast your votes in the confessional, and tonight, one of you is taking that Drop of Shame!"
Natalia raised her hand. "Why are they here?" She pointed to K.C., Garrett, and a number of other Chosen Ones spectating from a distance. K.C. was seen biting his nails while Mia and Albert shared a bucket of popcorn beside him.
"Hey, all eliminations are open for the peanut gallery," Chris shrugged. "Guess we haven't really had one as cutthroat as this yet in the game! Now, let's get started."
Natalia: Bye-bye! (blows a kiss) That was for Scott, since he's mine now.
Raina: (tapping her chin) I've got to start thinking logically. After this elimination, there'll only be three of us left on Team Water. Chris can't keep us in these teams much longer, so I have to eliminate the best person for me, not for the team.
Bronwyn: I don't really know who to vote for. Natalia's awful, I'm pretty sure Raina's the reason my gear broke, and Scott's been so distant that I don't think I can trust him anymore!
Scott: Should I listen to K.C.? How much do Natalia and Bronwyn really like me? Or should I listen to Garrett? I mean, Raina's definitely way smarter than anyone else in the game. Agh, this is so confusing!
Chris looked at his notecard and laughed. "Man, this team always keeps me on my toes! The first person safe from elimination is Natalia!"
She grinned wickedly and turned to the crowd of onlookers, winking at Angelina.
"The next person safe from elimination is..."
Bronwyn and Scott exchanged a glance, then quickly looked away from each other. Raina nervously fussed with her glasses.
She let out a sigh of relief as Natalia's eyes widened.
"Scott, Raina, one of you has spent your last day here on Total Drama Showdown......"
Natalia: What could've gone through Raina and Scott's thick heads to not vote off Bronwyn?
"You're both strong competitors in different ways. Scott, you're one of the more athletic Chosen Ones in the game..."
Albert whispered to Hilda, "Not as strong as Wally."
Hilda shushed him and grabbed a handful of popcorn from his and Mia's bucket.
"... and Raina, you're one of the smarter ones. But the last Chosen One safe from elimination............"
K.C.: Scott can't go home! We're buds now! This was a good thing we had going!
Garrett: If he didn't take my advice, well, see ya later, Scotty.
Mia: (still sharing popcorn beside Albert) How'd you sneak this out of the kitchen? I thought Chef closed it.
Albert: I keep a stash of kernels in my underwear drawer, and I used the Star Hanabi to pop them.
Mia: (mouth drops open allowing a few pieces to spill out)
"YES!!" K.C. cheered, jumping up with his fists in the air. He noticed everyone staring at him and quickly sat down.
Raina frowned. "I guess this is goodbye."
Russell muttered under his breath, "She was just starting to warm up to me."
Grabbing her parachute, she waved to her former team and leaped out of the D.O.J.O., while Chris signed off, "And we're down to fifteen! Will Team Water make a comeback? What do I have in store for the Chosen Ones next week? Find out the answers to all this and more, only on Total... Drama... Showdown!"
Chapter Twelve: Sweet and Sewer
In his quarters, Chris was seen getting a foot rub as he started off the episode. "Previously, on Total Drama Showdown, our four teams had to swim through the depths of the deep blue sea to find their next Wu. Natalia and Angelina, schemers as always, came up with a plan to get Bronwyn eliminated and Angelina back on the throne. Aaaaaaaaaand, neither happened. Boo-hoo! Wally recruited Albert and Mia as his wingmen to get his love's attention - and who is that, you might be asking? Yep, it's Hilda. Looks like tough guy's got a soft spot for the Amish country. Teams Wind and Earth are starting to butt heads a bit, especially when in the end, William and Isadora swiped the challenge from right under Russell and Angelina's feet. But it was Team Water who got sent to elimination, and they gave Raina the big ol' boot right off of the D.O.J.O.. We're down to fifteen Chosen Ones, and we're not even close to the meat of the treachery, the mayhem, and the drama that this show has to offer! Sit back and keep your eyes glued on this episode of Total... Drama... Showdown!!"
The camera zoomed in on the confessional door.
Natalia: (grunting and moving her legs) Can you move over?
Angelina: (plastered against the door) It's not my fault I was born with wide hips.
Natalia: Why did you want to talk to me anyway? And why here?
Angelina: The other teams can't know we're working together. Not even our own.
Natalia: We were working together. The plan was for you to win the challenge, and for me to get rid of Bronwyn. And we can see how well those two things worked out.
Angelina: So, we had a bit of a fluke. But it's best that we stick together. We won't be in teams forever - your team's already down to three people.
Natalia: (pauses, then offers her hand) Alright, it's an alliance. Now, get me out of here.
Angelina twisted the door handle and the two girls spilled out of the confessional, straight to the floor. K.C. leaped over them, then turned his head around. "I got it, Scott!"
He caught the Orb of Tornami in his hands, tucked it under his arm, and began to charge forward, when he noticed Bronwyn standing directly in front of him.
K.C. skidded to a halt in front of her. Bronwyn took the Orb away from him and scolded, "This isn't a toy, you know. It's one of the most powerful Wu my team's got. The Orb of Tornami--"
Upon saying it's name, the Wu faintly glowed and spewed water on her face. K.C., Natalia, and Angelina burst into laughter while Scott held back his chuckles. Bronwyn sputtered and coughed, then carefully stepped over Angelina and Natalia to enter the confessional.
Bronwyn: (still dripping) I'm a nice person! But my team's probably done the worst overall so far, not that I've been helping much. It's time for me to get serious.
Breakfast was already underway in the dining area, though only a few Chosen Ones were seated - Isadora and Alyssa sat together at Team Wind's table, while Hilda and Bradley sat alone at their teams' tables.
Bradley noticed Angelina and Natalia enter together, say a few words, and then part ways. As his team member approached the table, he confronted her.
"What was that about?" he whispered to Angelina.
"What was what?" Angelina innocently asked, taking a sip from his cup.
He looked at the lipstick stain left on the rim for a moment, then back at Angelina. "You getting all buddy-buddy with Natalia. You know she's on a different team, right?"
Angelina reached across the table and adjusted Bradley's robe. "You're always thinking about the game, just relax."
Bradley: Is... is she flirting with me?
Angelina: Bradley's cute and all, but I just need to get him off my case. (thinks for a moment) Or, maybe, he could be a part of the case too.
Before he could say anything else, Angelina said, "You know, I think we're the strongest two on our team." Bradley nodded warily as she continued, "So, I think we should look out for each other... you know, in the future."
She leaned in and playfully walked her fingers up his arm and he shrugged, "I-I mean, that sounds like a plan..."
"Great," she said dryly, sliding back into her seat. "Natalia's in this too, which means we can't let Team Water lose a challenge. I'm hungry."
As she left, Bradley blinked twice and looked at the camera. "Girls, man."
At Team Water's table, Scott, Natalia, and Bronwyn sat together. Scott looked around and sighed. "Can't believe it's just the three of us."
"Yeah, well, we'd better not lose again or one of you two is going home next," Natalia warned.
Bronwyn shot her a look as Natalia continued, "And, if you want my advice--"
"We don't," Bronwyn muttered.
"--I think we should focus all our effort into taking down a team," Natalia whispered.
Scott fidgeted with his spoon. "I don't know... isn't that kinda cheap?"
Natalia folded her arms and answered, "A million dollars doesn't sound very cheap to me."
"She has a point," Bronwyn frowned. She scanned the dining hall for a second, then turned back to her team. "And I think it should be Team Earth."
Both Natalia and Scott froze. Natalia was the first to say, "Uh, um, maybe another team." Scott nodded.
Bronwyn looked at them strangely. "What's wrong with Team Earth? They're all pretty strong."
"E-exactly!" Scott said, laughing nervously. "Y'know, I doubt we could ever take them down really. All four of them are pretty good, and there's only three of us."
Bronwyn tapped her chin. "Well, they have lost a lot of showdowns. I bet if we got ourselves into a one-on-one with them, we'd knock it out of the park. We win the challenge, steal one of their Wu, and someone from their team goes home!"
Bronwyn beamed as she awaited Scott and Natalia's responses. Natalia forced a smile, and through her teeth said, "It's a great plan."
"Yeah, uh, good thinking," Scott added, giving a small thumbs-up.
Natalia: I literally just made an alliance with Angelina. I can't try to sabotage her team! But I can't make it look like I'm not trying to win...
Scott: K.C.'s, like, my best bud here. I can't be responsible for sending his team to elimination! How am I supposed to work for both my team and his team?
Bronwyn: Team Earth is totally gonna lose! This is the best idea I've had in a while. My entrepreneurship teacher always told me my ideas were "too unrealistic" or "unfortunately timed" or "falling apart at the seams." Take that Mrs. Norbury!
About to return to her food, Bronwyn suddenly gasped and looked up. "Oooh! You know what? Team Wind would totally help us out, too."
Natalia accidentally broke her spoon in half. "You are just... on a roll with these ideas."
"I... I don't think they would, I mean, what's in it for them?" Scott posed, hoping Bronwyn would agree with him.
"Are you kidding? They'd totally do it!" Bronwyn grinned. "I'm, uh, sort of friends with Isadora. I could talk to her and she could talk to the team!" She squeaked as a fly zoomed past her face, causing her to fall backward out of her seat and kick her bowl off the table.
Scott scratched the back of his head. "You really think Isadora would do that?"
Natalia scoffed. "She can't talk for more than 5 seconds without turning as red as Team Fire's robes. We're fine." The fly buzzed in Natalia's ear, causing her to flinch. "Ugh! Since when do we have flies in the D.O.J.O.?"
The camera followed the fly out of the dining area, through a hallway, past the confessional, up a stairway and into Team Fire's room. The fly squeaked, "Manchurian Musca!" It quickly grew in size to form Garrett, who slipped his team's Wu back under his bed.
Garrett: Just a little detective work. Looks like Team Water's trying to create an alliance with Team Wind... and Team Water's been hanging around Team Earth a lot lately... that can only mean Team Water is trying to get rid of my team. As if I'd let that happen. Silly Bronwyn. It's your team that's losing tonight.
As Garrett walked out of his room, he noticed K.C. and Russell returning to Team Earth's room. He cleared his throat. "Mind if I talk to you two?"
K.C. and Russell looked at each other and shrugged. The scene flashed to the inside of Team Earth's room, with Garrett sitting across from the other two.
"So, you want us to make sure Team Water loses?" K.C. asked, with reservation.
Garrett nodded. "Pretty simple, right? Your team is safe for another week and you might even win the challenge. I wanted to approach you personally, since you are the 'team leader' and all."
Russell slapped K.C.'s back. "This is awesome! We can totally win this challenge and get them sent home!"
"I dunno," K.C. frowned. "They already have one less player than the rest of us, isn't that kind of kicking them while they're down?"
Garrett argued, "This isn't the time for ethics! There's a million dollars on the line."
"It's your call, team captain," Russell said, "but this is a sweet deal."
K.C.: Get Scott's team to lose? He's my best friend; I couldn't do that to him! But I mean, I can't take his side, not in front of Garrett and Russell...
K.C. reluctantly reached out to shake Garrett's hand. "Pleasure doing business with you," Garrett grinned.
Angelina and Bradley returned as Garrett was leaving. "What was he doing here?" Angelina demanded.
"Our teams made a deal to make sure Team Water loses!" Russell excitedly recapped. "It's a perfect plan!"
"Tell the whole D.O.J.O., why don't you?" K.C. groaned.
Angelina and Bradley exchanged nervous glances.
Angelina: Are you serious? My ally's on that team. Why couldn't we go for Team Wind? They're annoying enough.
Bradley: (thinks for a second) Wait... Natalia's on that team... (pauses) ... Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Crap.
The members of Team Earth all suddenly collapsed and let out various groans. Chris was heard over the PA system, apologizing. "Turbulence will do that to you! Hang tight, we'll be in the Big Apple in just a few." Chris was seen with in the cockpit with his feet on the dashboard, sipping coffee. He then directed his focus to the camera. "The drama could not be juicier! Will K.C. and Scott protect each other from elimination? Will Angelina and Bradley make sure Natalia isn't on the chopping block? Will Garrett stop thinking everything is about him? It's a big ol' mess here on Total Drama Showdown, and you don't wanna miss a second of it!"
After the commercial break, the Chosen Ones were seen standing together on a traffic island, across from Chris. Cars and people quickly sped by while Chris greeted them. "Alright, Chosen Ones, welcome to New York - the city that never sleeps. We've sensed two Wu at the most extreme points in the city - the highest, and the lowest."
"The first Wu, the Thorn of Thunderbolt, shoots bolts of electricity at your opponents. It's pretty fun to mess with." Chris said, and he then pointed up at the tall building behind him. "And it's waiting for you at the top of the Empire State Building."
Mia looked at Chris strangely. "So... is the challenge just whoever can call an elevator to the top the fastest?"
"Now where would be the fun in that?" Chris smirked. "You've got to climb it from the outside. All 103 floors, and the tip. Your Wu's waiting for you at the top."
"Not a problem," Scott said, clicking his feet together. The Jetbootsu glowed faintly.
Garrett snarled. "That's no fair, he gets to just fly to the top?"
Chris shrugged. "Too bad, so sad. Should've won the Wu when it was activated. I'll give you all a minute to come up with a game plan."
Team Water huddled close together. Natalia ordered, "Alright, Scott takes the lead and we'll make sure no one on the other teams tries anything funny."
Scott nodded. Immediately after, Bronwyn looked around and whispered, "By the way, I got Team Wind on our side! Team Earth's going down for sure!"
Natalia and Scott gave Team Wind a cautious glance. Isadora and William met them with thumbs-ups and smiles, while Alyssa waved warily.
Alyssa: I'm glad Team Water trusts us and all, but the only reason Isadora and William agreed to it is because they think Team Earth stole our Sword. I still haven't told them it was my fault we lost it and my fault Maxwell got sent home. I'll give it a few more challenges until it's safe to tell them... if I make it that far.
Scott: K.C.'s a goner if Team Wind's also trying to stop Team Earth. I gotta make sure Team Wind or Fire loses instead...
Natalia: Great. Now we've got an entire other team trying to send Angelina's team home. I bet I could take them. Everyone on Team Wind is pretty weak, except Wally. But he's been in another world lately.
Wally: (looking at a picture of an Amish man) Do you think Hilda would like me more with a beard?
At the same time, Garrett gave orders to Team Fire. "Hilda and Albert, you two need to slow down Team Water. Mia and I will sneak around the back wall of the building to avoid the fighting."
Mia gave Garrett a shocked look. "You're not pairing me with Albert?"
"Does it matter?" Garrett asked impatiently.
Chris glanced at his watch and called, "Time's up! The race for the Thorn of Thunderbolt starrrrrrrrrrts..................... Now!!"
"Jetbootsu!" Scott called, soaring ahead of the pack. He reached the base of the building and tilted his head toward the sky. He squatted down to shoot himself upward but instead froze in place. "Whaaaaaaa---?"
Angelina held her palm out. "Ruby of Ramses!" She swung her arm to the side and flung Scott across the street. "Sorry not sorry!"
She ran up to the door and folded her arms. "Now what?"
K.C., already out of breath, caught up with her. "These... these buildings are made of steel, right?"
"Duh," Angelina plainly answered. K.C. reached into his pocket. "Glove of Jisaku!" The Glove's magnet protruded from the end and pointed directly to the tip of the building. "All aboard!" Angelina hopped on his shoulders as the Glove made a beeline for the top of the skyscraper, carrying the two of them with it.
William saw the two take off. "Well, that won't do. Sword of the Storm!" The Wu whipped up an air column toward the two Chosen Ones and steered them off-course - the Glove of Jisaku ended up pegging them directly into a large screen display advertising a Broadway show. The screen shattered.
"See ya at the Banishment Ceremony!" William called to them, with Isadora following quickly behind. K.C. yelped in pain as he, the Glove, and Angelina slowly slid off the screen.
K.C.: (massaging his wrist) Have you ever punched a giant LCD panel before? It's not fun.
Meanwhile, Garrett and Mia looped around the block, followed closely by Bronwyn and Natalia. Mia activated the Wu around her waist. "Third-Arm Sash!" The extended arm clung to a flagpole poking out of the building's side. She and Garrett swung up and over the pole to reach an inset windowsill about a third of the way up the building.
"Uh, that's about all I got," Mia admitted.
Natalia landed a backflip onto the windowsill and tucked the Mantis Flip Coin back into her pocket, while Bronwyn made a far less graceful touchdown using the Orb of Tornami's water pressure to propel her in an arc, landing on both Garrett and Mia.
"Looks like you are good for something," Natalia chided. "Mantis Flip Coin!" She effortlessly scaled the side of the building, finding miniscule footholds and began to approach another balcony.
"Oh, no you don't," Garrett groaned from underneath Bronwyn. He stretched his arm out and cried, "Ju-Ju Flytrap!"
One of the Wu's bulbous ends opened and released a swarm of flying insects, which overtook Natalia and broke her focus. She fell off the building's side and got her robe caught on a different flagpole. "This is so not cool!"
At the front base of the structure, Team Wind stood in a line with their hands at their sides. The four all cried out, "Wind!" while thrusting their palms downward. A stream of air burst and propelled the team higher and higher, until they reached a balcony near the top of the building. The four cheered and high-fived each other
On the street level, Albert nudged Hilda. "Check out Wally's smooth moves. Bet he could... uh.... get your winds blowing."
An uncomfortable pause followed. "Dude," Bradley calmly asked, "what?"
Focus shifted to the upper balcony, where Garrett and Mia arrived through the use of the Tangle Web Comb and Third-Arm Sash respectively. Bronwyn trailed behind them, using the Lotus Twister to sling herself over the edge.
The entirety of Team Wind faced the three. "Face it, this challenge is ours," Wally laughed. He spotted the Thorn of Thunderbolt's central stone shining at the tip of the building.
Garrett rushed up the tip for the Wu. Isadora followed closely behind him. "Ants in the Pants!" She uncapped the Wu and released a horde of ants that infested Garrett's robe, causing him to itch and fall back down to the balcony. "Ah! Ah, ooh! This is ridiculous! Ah, ah, ahhhhhhh!!"
Bronwyn panted. "At least Team Earth isn't up here." As she said that, K.C. suddenly crash-landed into the center of the balcony, with Team Wind on one side and Mia, Bronwyn, and Garrett - still itching - on the other.
"Get that WU!" Angelina screamed from the shattered billboard as she tucked the Ruby of Ramses back into her pocket, which she presumably used to get K.C. to the balcony.
K.C. looked at the tense situation and laughed nervously. "Uh, I'll leave you all to this. Shroud of Shadows!" He quickly disappeared.
"He's going for the Wu! Chaaaaaaaaaaarge!" Wally cried, rushing toward the Wu. He leaped forward but was knocked out of the way by a ball of fire. Mia was seen blowing smoke off of the Star Hanabi. "Who wants a piece of this? That was such a cliche, I'm sorry."
She flipped forward and narrowly avoided a barrage of ants from Isadora and aimed a fireball at her back. Isadora jumped out of the way and the fireball hit Bronwyn instead, who flopped over on top of Garrett.
"Oh! I'm so sorry!" Isadora squeaked. Bronwyn, with a burnt robe laying face down, assured her, "I'm okay!"
Meanwhile, Alyssa scanned the area using the Falcon's Eye. She was able to see K.C.'s figure, then tackled him and pinned him down. "Sorry about it!"
William and Isadora were moments from grabbing the Wu with Mia just behind them. As they reached to grab it, Mia steaded her aim and called, "Star Hanabi, fire!" A roaring flame shot out at the two Wind members, forcing them to leap back down to the balcony to get out of the way. The fire stopped, and Mia seized the opportunity to grab the Thorn of Thunderbolt from the Empire State Building's tip. "... Nice."
William: (examining his slightly charred robe) I've never seen that Wu emit flames that strong! Such beautiful hues of blood orange...
The Chosen Ones were gathered on the street again, as Chris announced, "What a battle! You guys were really goin' for it, huh? Didn't even have to ask you to mess each other up!"
"Whatever, we still won," Garrett muttered, still itching slightly.
Chris raised his index finger. "Didn't you hear me? There's two Wu here in the city. The other Wu is the Silk Spitter. This Wu can shoot out spider silk to trap and slow down your targets."
"Sounds gross," Angelina cringed. "Where is it?"
"No one ever listens to me, geez," Chris whined. "I said, one Wu lies at the city's highest point....." He gestured to a sewer panel in the middle of the street. ".... and one at the lowest point."
The Chosen Ones erupted into a chorus of protests. "Oh, gross!... I'm not going down there ... No way ... It probably smells like Wally."
"Doesn't look like you have a choice," Chris shrugged. "Because the team who does the worst job of retrieving this Wu is ending up at the Banishment Ceremony. Now, unless all of you want to vote someone off..."
The subsequent shot showed the fifteen Chosen Ones begrudgingly walking through the sewer system, pinching their noses. A number of rats skirted past their feet.
"Y'know," Russell chirped, rather nasally since his fingers were protecting him from the smell, "I hear there's one sewer rat for every person in New York City."
"How many people live in this city again?" Alyssa asked.
Russell shrugged. "Oh, a little more than 8 million."
K.C. stopped dead in his tracks and puked into the sewage beside the group. Hilda gasped. "I have remedy for this!"
"Oh, no," Garrett said under his breath. Hilda hoisted K.C. on her shoulder and flipped him upside-down, shaking him until he got dizzy.
Alyssa hesitantly reached one hand out. "Hilda, I don't think that's--"
Wally stopped her and said, "She knows what she's doing! Keep shakin' him!"
Natalia rolled her eyes. "While Hilda plays Doctor, I'm going to actually look for the Wu. Come on, team."
"Jetbootsu!" Scott said, activating his boots. They shot him forward, and he scooped up Bronwyn and Natalia along the way.
"We can't let them get away!" Russell urged. The rest of his team left out halfhearted jeers. "Uh, yeah... Don't get the Wu... Noooooooooo..."
Russell frowned. "Moonstone Locust!" He aimed his Wu at the sewage, and a surge of locusts burst out of the ring-shaped Wu. The locusts devoured the algae on the sewage's surface, eating their way through a path that led them to Team Water. The locusts swarmed around the three members of Team Water. Scott, flustered by them, jerked around and accidentally dropped Natalia and Bronwyn into the sewage.
"Eeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!" the girls screeched, scrambling to get back on the paths along the sewer's sides.
Bronwyn: This is the worst day ever. (several flies buzzing around her drop from the air)
The other three teams caught up with Natalia and Bronwyn, but Scott flew on, attempting to fend off the locusts. He ended up crashing into a wall that crumbled to reveal a gleaming object with spidery extensions encasing a nozzle.
"The Silk Spitter!" Albert gasped. Hilda dropped K.C. as a loud rumbling noise was heard throughout the sewer.
"Relax, K.C., she didn't drop you that hard," Bradley said, already darting for the Wu.
K.C., still dizzy from Hilda's treatment, said, "Th-that wasn't m-me..."
Bradley turned around. "Huh?" He was whacked away by a large limb, and the Chosen Ones all gasped. An enormous spider loomed over them, blocking the way to the Silk Spitter. It towered at over twice their height and its eight legs slowly bent lower and lower, as if it were about to pounce.
"What kind of messed up stuff do New Yorkers dump in their toilets?!" Russell cried out.
"I don't know, but he looks angry about it," William warned.
A series of silk nets ejected from the spider's mouth. Most of the Chosen Ones dove out of the way, but Alyssa and Garrett found themselves encased in a silk cocoon - much to their displeasure - and Wally and Hilda were trapped in another.
"Fancy meeting you here," Wally teased.
"This is not a fancy place to meet," Hilda said plainly, looking at the nearby sewage.
Wally: She's so funny!
"You make the trap and I'll lure it in," Angelina declared.
"Oh, we're not gonna sneak around to grab the Wu this time?" Bradley taunted, referring to the incident with the yeti two challenges prior. Angelina rolled her eyes and shoved him. Bradley jumped forward and aimed for the area in front of the spider. "Fist of Tebigong!" He created a small crater that Mia and Albert collapsed into. The spider then encased them in a silk cocoon as well.
"Hey!" Garrett complained from his cocoon with Alyssa. "Quit messing with my team!"
Bradley spun around. "I didn't mean to, it was supposed to--"
The spider whacked him against the wall. He landed on top of Scott, who was attempting to get up after already crashing into the wall once because of the locusts.
"Mantis Flip Coin!" Natalia used the coin to bounce off of the spider's head, aiming for the Wu that lied behind it.
Russell already had the Moonstone Locust aimed at her. Angelina saw this and quickly grabbed the Ruby of Ramses from her back pocket.
"Huh?" Russell said as he began to glow red. He was tossed to the wall along with Scott and Bradley, all three now unconscious.
"Whoops, guess I need to work on my aim," Angelina quickly said, focusing on Natalia now landing beside the Silk Spitter. She reached out to grab it when another hand met the Wu as well.
"K.C., I... guess I have to... challenge you to a Xiaolin Showdown," Natalia reluctantly grumbled. K.C.'s face was a pale green, partially from his sewer nausea, and partially from Hilda tossing him around like a rag doll.
He burped. "Oh, man..."
Natalia cringed and continued, "Uh, my Mantis Flip Coin against your Shroud of Shadows. The game is trap the spider. First to take that thing down wins."
K.C. nodded quickly while his stomach seemed to answer for him. Natalia looked around for a staff member. "Is this allowed?"
"Doesn't matter," Chris's voice said in a sing-songy tone, echoing through the sewers. "Let's go, Xiaolin Showdown!"
The sewers deconstructed and then rematerialized as an elevated arena. K.C. and Natalia stood at opposite ends, while in the center of the arena, the giant spider emerged from a pond of sewage.
"This is so gross," K.C. muttered.
"Deal with it!" Angelina called from the peanut gallery, most of which was either unconscious or bound together.
K.C.: (hurling into a paper bag) I can't... I can't lose this showdown. I don't want my team to go to elimination, but-- (pukes into the bag again) --but I don't wanna force Scott's team to elimination either! Though I guess that's not really fair... (pukes again)
Natalia: I don't know if anyone's caught on to my alliance with Angelina, but one of our teams is gonna have to send someone home. At the end of the day, I've got to play this game for myself.
"Gong Yi Tampai!"
K.C. steadied himself and sized up the spider, which faced him squarely in return. It shot out a stream of silk at K.C.. Before the stream could hit him, K.C. wrapped himself with the Shroud of Shadows and disappeared. The spider, confused, turned and began to rapidly shoot silk in all directions.
Natalia rolled to the side to narrowly avoid some of the webs coming her way. "Nice job, now he's angry!"
"Sorry!" K.C. was heard calling, when suddenly a boulder burst up from the ground and was shot directly at the giant spider. Its eight knees buckled momentarily, but it quickly regained composure and shot silk even faster.
"Mantis Flip Coin!" Natalia shouted, using pipes as holds to propel her away from the spider's range. On the other hand, K.C. was not so lucky and a silk net made direct contact with his invisible body. He skidded across the arena, into the pond of sewage that the spider emerged from.
"Uh-oh," Natalia said, remembering K.C.'s squeaming from earlier.
K.C.'s fear sent him sprinting out of the pond, Shroud in hand, and it gave him the strength to burst out of the silk cocoon. "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Gross, gross, gross!!"
While K.C. darted away from the spider, Natalia charged toward it. "Mantis Flip Coin!" She sprung forward and avoided a swipe from one of the spider's legs, and kicked the spider in its face. She bounced back to examine the damage she'd done, which turned out to be none. "Oh, come on."
In the stands, Bronwyn, Isadora, and William waved blue flags in support of Team Water. William cheered, "Woo! Go Natalia! Crush him!" Angelina unenthusiastically waved her tan flag. "Go K.C.," she groaned flatly.
Bronwyn: This might be the one time in my life that I'm supporting Natalia. It feels weird, but we have to win!
Angelina: Do I want my team to win? Duh. But if Natalia loses, she's definitely going home, and I can't have one of my only allies gone already.
A montage showed numerous failed attempts from both K.C. and Natalia attempting to defeat the spider head-on. While both retreated to catch their breath, Chris teased, "Huh, looks like punching a giant twelve-foot spider isn't gonna work. Great showdown idea, Natalia."
"Go jump in a lake, Chris," Natalia groaned. Her eyes widened. "Or a pond..."
She ran toward the spider again.
The spider spit out a silk cocoon, which she dodged. She then slid underneath the spider toward the pond of sewage it emerged from. "Mantis Flip Coin!" She flipped to the other side of the pond, then whistled to get the spider's attention. "Hey! You want this? 'Cause I know plenty of guys who do!"
Making its way toward her, the spider began to cross through the pond. Once it had all eight of its legs in the sewage, Natalia cried, "Water!" She squatted and faced her palms toward the sky, and with a loud grunt filtered clean water from the garbage surrounding the spider. She then flung her arms back down in front of her. "... and Ice!" The filtered water froze into shards that pierced the garbage around the spider, creating a prison of ice that the spider couldn't escape. "Done and done."
The arena returned to its original form and the fifteen Chosen Ones were back in the sewer, sans the giant spider. Natalia had in her hands the Mantis Flip Coin, Shroud of Shadows, and the Silk Spitter.
"Nice job," Bronwyn said, carrying an unconscious Scott bridal-style.
Natalia had a puzzled look on her face, which softened. "... Thanks."
Chris plugged his nose and announced, "With that, Team Water's our clear winner! As for Team Earth... one of you four is spending your last night on this journey."
K.C.: I'm glad Scott's team isn't in danger, but now my team is. And I kinda just lost the showdown for them... (gulps)
The teams ate dinner later in the dining area. Team Fire spent most of their dinner picking out leftover silk strands from their hair.
"This is actually a pretty good look," Mia said suddenly. "White and grey hair is 'in' right now, but pure silk streaks? Unheard of."
Garrett pulled out a few more threads from his curls. "Whatever you say."
"Hey, at least we're only stuck with some gross hair," Albert said. "Better than having to vote someone off like those guys."
He pointed to Team Earth. The four members were at their table bickering.
"I'm just saying, he lost the showdown," Russell shrugged. "And he lost the one to Mia a while ago."
"Dude, I was puking like right before the showdown started!" K.C. defended. "And Julie distracted me in the last one. Total fluke."
Angelina folded her arms. "We can't afford many more flukes for our team, K.C.. I don't know if you've noticed, but people get sent to elimination when they lose challenges."
K.C. muttered, "At least I'm not dumb enough to battle my own team..."
"That was forever ago, come on!" Angelina growled. "Look, we've all made mistakes on this team--"
"I haven't," Bradley interjected, but was silenced by Angelina's glare.
"--but that's in the past. We need to vote off the person who we think is going to hold us back the most for the future."
Angelina: That's how you lead a team. Can't believe those dimwits thought K.C. was a better leader than me. Pffft!
Russell picked at his food, then said, "Well, I'd vote for all three of you if I could. It's like none of you were trying to slow down the other teams! I was working my butt off out there."
Angelina and Bradley gave each other a quick glance. K.C. stuttered, "Uh, well, see... what had had happened was..."
Chris boomed over the PA system, "Time for elimination!"
"Maaaaaaaaan, can't believe we've already gotten rid of nine of you. And it's about to be ten." Chris snickered as he faced Team Earth at the Banishment Ceremony. The other eleven Chosen Ones watched the ceremony from afar. "Now, you've all cast your votes. The Chosen One whose name I do not call must remove their Belt of Life, walk down the Pathway of Shame, and take the big ol' Drop of Shame. Any final words before I call who's safe?"
Angelina adjusted her ponytail and said, "I've done way more for this team than anyone else. If you voted me off, you've made a big mistake." She sat down and winked at Bradley.
He stood and cleared his throat. "Uh, yeah. I've been pretty chill this whole time. No reason to vote me off. You guys have been great, aaaaand... rock on."
Following Bradley, Russell remained seated and said, "I did the best I could today. Definitely tried way harder than you guys. Suspiciously harder."
"Well--uh," K.C. mumbled, "I'm a good guy. Not doing anything shady. Total team player, right? Haha. This is hard. I didn't know we needed to prepare a speech."
"Sit down, K.C.," Chris sighed. "Time for the fun part. Bradley! You're safe."
"And also safe, we have............."
Angelina gave K.C. a pointed glance, but K.C. was too busy biting his nails to notice. He noticed Scott give him a thumbs-up from the side and calmed down.
Scott: I sure hope K.C. doesn't go. But, I mean, he lost the showdown... and he's lost showdowns before... I don't know if he has much of a chance.
Natalia: Angelina going home would suck, but I think she's safe, right? She's kinda mean, but it's only because she's right. Just like me.
She smirked. "Duh."
Chris peered over his index card. "K.C., Russell, one of you has spent your final moments here on Total Drama Showdown. The last person to continue for the million dollar grand prize is............."
Bradley: I'm in an alliance with Angelina, man. I just voted for who she wanted. Even if I wasn't teamed up with her, I'd probably still listen to her. (a "whip" noise is heard from off-screen) What? She's hot.
"Aw, yes!" he cried, exhaling loudly. "Uh, sorry, Russell."
Russell frowned and stood up. "This is so bull!"
Chris rolled his eyes. "Yeah, yeah, what are you gonna do? Take it to court? Sayonara!" Chef tossed a parachute into Russell's arms, then lifted him by the collar and tossed him out.
"Another Chosen Ones bites the dust!" Chris grinned. "Team Earth is down to three. Who will take the fall next? It's anyone's game, and you don't want to miss anything here on Total... Drama... Showdown!!"
Chapter Thirteen: TBA
NAME: This player was male.
NAME: This player was female.
WATER: This player's element was Water.
FIRE: This player's element was Fire.
WIND: This player's element was Wind.
EARTH: This player's element was Earth.
WIN (XS): This player won invincibility for him/her self or team (by succeeding in a Xiaolin Showdown).
WIN: This player was on the winning element team.
IN: This player neither won nor lost.
IN: This player was on the losing element team but was deemed safe during the Banishment Ceremony.
LOW: This player was on the losing element team but deemed safe last during the Banishment Ceremony.
XS: This player failed in a Xiaolin Showdown.
OUT (XS): This player was banished during the Banishment Ceremony (by failing in a Xiaolin Showdown).
1 - This chapter did not feature an elimination.
2 - This chapter featured a Xiaolin Showdown between two members of the same team.
Ants in the Pants - The Ants in the Pants is a bug-related Wu that releases a massive swarm of ants to invade the enemy's clothing.
Earth - Earth is the element possessed by the fourth quadrant of Chosen Ones: Angelina, Bradley, Julie, K.C., Russell, and Tina.
Element - An element is the most essential part of life in the Total Drama Showdown universe. The Chosen Ones are shown to possess one of the four classical elements--Water, Fire, Wind, or Earth--each with their own unique powers and abilities.
Eye of Dashi - The Eye of Dashi is a powerful Wu that emits lightning from its central gem.
Falcon's Eye - The Falcon's Eye is a Wu that allows its user to see through solid objects, and in darkness, gives the user night vision.
Fire - Fire is the element possessed by the third quadrant of Chosen Ones: Albert, Eleanor, Garrett, Hilda, Mia, and Thomas.
Fist of Tebigong - The Fist of Tebigong is an Earth-elemental Wu that allows its user to create tremors, earthquakes, and manipulate any type of strong material by punching down on it.
Glove of Jisaku - The Glove of Jisaku is a Wu that attracts metal objects, including other Wu, to its magnetic core.
Jetbootsu - The Jetbootsu is a Wu that grants its user the ability to flight and to defy gravity.
Ju-Ju Flytrap - The Ju-Ju Flytrap is a bug-related, drumstick-shaped Wu that releases large flies to attack the user's target.
Legendary Mystic Supernatural Shen Gong Wu - The Legendary Mystic Supernatural Shen Gong Wu, or Wu for short, are powerful, mythical objects created by Chris McLean, who is responsible for hiding them around the world for the Chosen Ones to recover. Wu each have one function unless combined with another and can be activated for use by simply calling out its name. Shen Gong Wu is also another shortened term used to identify these objects.
Lotus Twister - The Lotus Twister is a flower-shaped Wu that allows its user to stretch his or her arms and legs far distances and heights.
Manchurian Musca - The Manchurian Musca is a bug-related, fly-shaped Wu turns its user into a fly. It also gives them an intense craving for sugar.
Mantis Flip Coin - The Mantis Flip Coin is a coin-shaped Wu that gives its user the power to soar great heights the act of flipping and jumping.
Moonstone Locust - The Moonstone Locust is a bug-related, white, ring-shaped Wu with a bronze handle that releases a horde of locusts, which will eat any plant in sight.
Orb of Tornami - The Orb of Tornami is a Water-elemental Wu that allows the users to control the waters and create storms and floods at will.
Ring of the Nine Dragons - The Ring of the Nine Dragons is a ring-shaped Wu when, worn on the finger, allows a user to divide into as many as nine. However, the division of characters divides everything within the user.
Ruby of Ramses - The Ruby of Ramses is a large red jewel-shaped Wu that allows its user the power of telekinesis, or moving targeted objects at will.
Shroud of Shadows - The Shroud of Shadows is a sheet, or shroud, that when draped around any object, makes the object completely transparent and invisible.
Silk Spitter - The Silk Spitter is a handheld nozzle that shoots out spider silk, which can entangle or slow down targeted objects.
Star Hanabi - The Star Hanabi is a Fire-elemental, star-shaped Wu. The jewel in the center creates firestorms and allows the user to manipulate fire in any way possible.
Sword of the Storm - The Sword of the Storm is a Wind-elemental Wu that possesses the power to create heavy windstorms and allows the user to manipulate the power of the air around him or her.
Tangle Web Comb - The Tangle Web Comb is a Wu in the shape of a comb. When used, it shoots out vine-like strings that entangle the target. The strings can only be broken out of using absolute focus.
Third-Arm Sash - The Third-Arm Sash is a Wu that is worn around clothing. It gives its user a small, mechanical third arm that can stretch to short and far distances, capable of many abilities.
Thorn of Thunderbolt - The Thorn of Thunderbolt is a brass Wu with a red jewel at its eye, which can emit small bolts of electricity to attack and paralyze targets.
Water - Water is the element possessed by the first quadrant of Chosen Ones: Blake, Bronwyn, Natalia, Raina, Scott, and Zane.
Wind - Wind is the element possessed by the second quadrant of Chosen Ones: Alice, Alyssa, Isadora, Maxwell, Wally, and William.
Xiaolin Showdown - In the Total Drama Showdown universe, a Xiaolin Showdown occurs when two opposing players touch a Wu with each trying to claim the Wu for his or her own. One player is to challenge the other, getting the privilege to choose the Showdown challenge or obstacle that is needed to be conquered. In order to start a Xiaolin Showdown, both players must have at least one Wu in possession to wager in the battle. The victor of the Showdown keeps the Wu (s)he wagered, wins the Wu wagered by the opponent, and claims the Wu that started the Showdown, totaling three.
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