|“||I really should have brought Beth. At least we'd have something to say to each other. But it was a good, stratagistical, logical move... because it messed with Courtney's head!||„|
|~ Lindsay outsmarting Courtney|
|“||I never laugh at boyfriends! You can do it, Tyler!||„|
|~ Lindsay after win the second chance challenge.|
Lindsay, labeled The Dumb Princess, is a major character in the Total Drama series. She appears as a supporting protagonist in Total Drama Island and Total Drama Action, and a minor character in Total Drama World Tour and Total Drama All-Stars.
She is in love, and in a relationship with Tyler, the jock and best friends with Beth. She is known for not being smart, but friendly, having a constant sunny disposition and solving problems. Much to Heather and Courtney's dismay, Lindsay is quite popular among the cast. Despite being in love with Tyler, Lindsay has fallen for many other men, namely Cody, Alejandro, Justin, and Trent.
She was voiced by Stephanie Anne Mills.
Lindsay's big heart and childlike nature made her one of the most well-liked competitors on the show. Although the other contestants are frequently annoyed by her severe lack of intelligence, Lindsay has been shown to only have pure intentions. A major running gag on the show involves her having problems remembering the name of others, even if that person is her boyfriend. At times, such as in Dial M for Merger and Get a Clue, she goes beyond the expectation of her peers and demonstrates that she has the ability to solve problems, and likes to be called "Her Hotness" as she does so. She shows herself to be an underdog, and hates to be underestimated by her peers, and does her best to defeat them and prove herself. Unfortunately for Lindsay, due to her naive and gullible nature, she is often fooled by false-friendships and easily manipulated by the show's antagonists.
Total Drama Island
In Not So Happy Campers - Part 1, Lindsay is the fifth person to arrive and she immediately shows her lack of intelligence, forgetting the name of the host twice, failing to use the confessional correctly and mistakes the communal bathrooms as "communion" and had to be corrected by Gwen, who then calls her an idiot. After everyone arrives, Lindsay is placed on the Screaming Gophers team. As she is unpacking, Lindsay sees a cockroach in her cabin and screams loudly, attracting the attention of the other campers. After several campers fail to crush it, the cockroach is killed by Duncan with an axe. Tyler then approached Lindsay and tells her that he could of done it too, beginning an attraction between the two. Though Lindsay at first refuse to jump off the cliff in Not So Happy Campers - Part 2, as she thought the show was actually a talent contest, she jumped anyway.
In The Big Sleep, Lindsay, along with Beth, is recruited into Heather's alliance under the assumption she will bring them to the final three together, unbeknownst to her, she is actually using their lack of intelligence to further her own selfish purpose. Lindsay sees Tyler as a potential candidate for the alliance but Heather rejected her idea. Despite being on different teams, Tyler and Lindsay continue to see each other. In Dodgebrawl, after they were both eliminated, they left the court in order to go on a date. Heather strongly rejected their relationship, claiming that she is breaking the rules of their alliance and ends their date after throwing a kayak at Tyler. This doesn't stop Lindsay from seeing Tyler again in Not Quite Famous. While she was supposed to spy on Gwen under Heather's orders, Lindsay followed Tyler to the washroom instead, where they begin to make out. Their attempt to keep their relationship is unsuccessful as Lindsay accidentally reveals it to Heather while she is yelling at Bridgette after the latter fell into Tyler's arms. Their time together was short as Tyler was eliminated in Phobia Factor. In the confessional, Lindsay bids goodbye to Tyler, but is unable to remember his name.
While Lindsay continued to remain loyal to Heather, Beth eventually grew tired of being pushed around by Heather and quits the alliance in Paintball Deer Hunter. Lindsay is caught between their argument and is conflicted on who should she side with. The conflict between Heather and Beth continue in If You Can't Take The Heat... with Leshawna siding with Beth while Lindsay continued to sit on the fence. Although she is mostly on Heather's side, she could not hold back her laughter after Heather accidentally burned her eyebrows off. Later, Lindsay helps Leshawna to lock Heather into the freezer after refusing to return Heather's makeup bag. After their team loses, Lindsay releases Heather from the freezer but she is not too happy at Lindsay for helping Leshawna and opted to vote her off before changing her mind. Heather also threatens Lindsay that if she ever allies with Leshawna against her again, she will cut off all of her hair.
Lindsay's ineptitude with challenges continues in Who Can You Trust?. She lost in both of the challenges she participated due to her carelessness and leaves both her partners injured. In Basic Straining, Lindsay is the first person to drop out from Chef Hatchet's challenges, unable to continue the first challenge after many gruelling hours and quits from exhaustion. She is then yelled at by Chef for failing her team. Things change in X-Treme Torture however when she is chosen for the mud-skiing challenge. Lindsay used this opportunity to show off her new green bikini, which made Heather doubt her chances of winning. Much to everyone's surprise, Lindsay performs well in the challenge, manage to keep her balance and grab all the flags. In a final effort to make sure the Gophers did not win, Duncan purposely crashes the jet ski into a rock, launching him into the air and crash into a tree. Despite this, Lindsay is still able to maintain her balance and crosses the finish line, winning the challenge for her team.
The teams are soon merged though Lindsay continues to serve Heather, with the newly-returned Izzy temporarily joining them. In Search and Do Not Destroy, Lindsay helps Heather to break Gwen and Trent's relationship by luring Gwen to the docks after writing a fake love letter to her. She then alerted Heather about Gwen's presence and kisses Trent in front of her. Despite helping her, Lindsay is ashamed at Heather's actions and begin to doubt her friendship with Heather. She began to feel that Heather doesn't like her back in Hide and Be Sneaky when Heather refused to share her hiding place with her and later, refused to share invincibility with her for capturing both DJ and Owen even though it was Lindsay who notied their locations to her. Nevertheless, Lindsay continued to be loyal towards Heather and helps her to vote for Owen though she began to rethink about the true purpose of their alliance.
In That's Off the Chain!, Lindsay is able to build two proper bikes for herself and Heather, though she equipped Heather's bike with a motor. For the first challenge, Lindsay rode Heather's bike while hers is ridden by Duncan. Both Lindsay and Heather's bike made it to the finish line and are eligible for the next race. Lindsay is able to pass all the obstacles, clearing a path for Heather, and is the second to reach the finish line. However, due to a technicality, Lindsay is eliminated from the challenge, much to her surprised. Lindsay begged Heather to help her but she refuses. It is then that Lindsay realizes that even after everything she had done for her, she is nothing more than a pawn to Heather. Angered at her betrayal, Lindsay started to curse profusely at Heather while sticking up her middle finger, shocking everyone around them. As Lindsay walked to the Boat of Losers, she said good-bye to everybody, and promised that Heather will receive her karma somewhere in the future.
With her elimination, Lindsay is reunited with Tyler at Playa Des Losers. At the beginning of Haute Camp-ture, she hangs out with Tyler but couldn't remember how Tyler look like after kissing him. She also expresses her excitement of being on the cover of "Star Stalker" magazine and spread the news to the others at the pool. When Courtney rambles about her unfair elimination in Basic Straining, Lindsay tells her that she would have been eliminated eventually since no one likes her, much to Courtney's surprise since she thought of the opposite. When asked on her opinion on her final five, Lindsay states that she find Heather mean and Duncan cruel due to his treatment towards deers and trees. Ultimately, she choose to support Gwen, even though she feels that she could be harsh at times, mainly for pulling the best prank on Heather, referring when Gwen dump Harold's red ant farm on Heather in Not Quite Famous. Later, Lindsay accidentally mentioned Leshawna's name twice which leads to Leshawna's elimination. Indirectly, Lindsay is responsible for Heather's elimination in I Triple Dog Dare You! as Heather fail to complete Lindsay's dare; have her hair shaved by Chef.
In The Very Last Episode, Really!, Lindsay initially supported Gwen, but begrudgingly switched to Owen's side when he announced he would throw a yacht party if he won. She later assists Izzy in her plan to let Owen win, by using a fan to blow the smell of brownies to attract Owen, in order to make him cross the finish line. Depending on the ending, Lindsay either kisses Tyler when Owen won or cries when Gwen won and had to be comfort by Beth. In both endings, she cheered for the boys after they threw Chris into the lake and is about to do the same to Chef.
In Total Drama, Drama, Drama, Drama Island, Lindsay now considers Beth as her best friend, due to their hatred for Heather. They paired up with Ezekiel in the search for the case containing the million dollars. At one point, Lindsay and Beth blindly walk right pass the case as they were too busy talking, ignoring Ezekiel's attempt to alert them. They eventually found the case by the river but it was stolen by Duncan and Courtney. Near the end of the episode, they find the case yet again, this time by the washroom. Justin soon appears and tricks Lindsay into giving him the case. Ultimately, Lindsay and Beth manage to reach the docks in time and are among those who qualifies for Total Drama Action.
- Despite being clearly unintelligent, there have been several instances where Lindsay has shown some degree of intelligence during the series.
- She is capable of building two fast bicycles (one for Heather and another for herself) in That's Off the Chain!
- In Total Drama, Drama, Drama, Drama Island, Lindsay understands Chris's clue about the location of the briefcase and leads Beth and Ezekiel to the water. Ezekiel even compliments her for this.
- In The Sand Witch Project, she was able to correctly discover Harold and Duncan's plan and was able to keep her team in the game for most of the challenge. However, she completely depended on the "Ghost Meter" and was tricked like the others were when the opposing team managed to activate it. Also, she proposed to her team to choose Beth as the killer as Beth couldn't scream.
- In Get a Clue, she was able to solve the whole mystery about the supposed "death" of Chris, even though she had committed several mistakes during the episode. In the end, after winning her prize, she states that she had made a "good, strategistical, logical move," by inviting Duncan to the movies. This was because, in her opinion, it messed with Courtney's head (in which it did).
- In Can't Help Falling in Louvre, she was able to build the statue of "The Thinker" all by herself, until DJ destroyed it.
- Lindsay shares many similarities with third generation cast member Ella:
- Both are labeled as "Princesses."
- Both have major conflicts with "Queens," which are one-sided, if only temporarily.
- Both place ninth in their debut season.
- Their rivals cause their elimination in their debut season.
- Both have been associated with the same light, fluttery music.
- Lindsay is shown to have a problem with remembering names, as evident throughout the series.
- Assuming the numbers on her mugshot in Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Action Reunion Special are shown in feet, Lindsay is about five feet six inches tall, possibly including the heels on her boots.
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