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    Rodney
    "Amy says hey? I say hey! All the time! Love is an arrow you can’t dodge, and I am pierced." *gasps* "I’ve got 3 girlfriends?! Which of my true loves is my truest love?!" Uh, NONE OF THEM, obviously. You don't deserve them at allǃ
    Gender: Male
    Type: Hopeless Romantic but Bland Country Boy
    Age: 16 (Total Drama: Pahkitew Island)
    Species: Human
    Portrayed by: Ian Ronningen
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: Total Drama
    First appearance: So, Uh This Is My Team?
    Last appearance: I Love You, I Love You Knots
    Lies, Cries, and One Big Prize (cameo)


    Rodney was one of the contestants of Total Dramaː Pahkitew Island as a member of the Pimâpotew Kinosewak. He's the guy that always falls in love with a girl that gives him any attention.

    He was voiced by Ian Ronningen.

    Personality

    Rodney can be very sweet, caring, and empathetic. Unfortunately, his most useful quality is his large size as opposed to his brain. He tends to mistake simple moves from any female contestant—such as offering him food, touching his hand, or warning him about animal feces on the ground—as acts of love, immediately falling in love with them. To his credit, he is determined to be monogamous and is considerate of the girl who loses his affections, but the subject never reciprocates his feelings. In fact, the girl in question usually doesn't even share regular conversations with Rodney. As a result, she is usually dumbfounded when he "breaks up" with her. Rodney is quite poetic while in the confessional; however, in the face of a girl, he becomes nervous and has a terrible habit of stumbling over his words until they do not flow together at all.

    Why He Won't Get Attention with Any Girls at All

    1. He's pretty much a one joke character whose only character trait is that he falls in love with any girl he sees.
    2. His gag of falling in love with any girl he sees is annoying.
    3. His "breakups" also tend to be annoying.
    4. Similar to Beardo, he contributes little to nothing to his team during season, as he doesn't get anyone out in episode 3’s doom balloon challenge and he's the sole reason his team lost in episode 4.
    5. In the first episode, "So, Uh This Is My Team?", he did very little to help Max up after getting hit, and it wasn’t enough as Max feel back to the ground immediately afterwards.
    6. Also in that same episode, he tried to kiss Jasmine, which was creepy and freaked both her and even Amy out.
    7. He could have had a chance of getting Sugar out in "Twinning Isn't Everything", during the Doom Balloon challenge while the snake was on her face, but he hesitated when he was shocked by what he saw and then she threw the snake away, which went into his direction at him.
    8. In the same episode, he was so focused on his "break up" with Amy, he didn't notice Dave was near him, and he hit him with a balloon and got Rodney eliminated from the challenge.
    9. He was at his worst in "I Love You, I Love You Knots" as during the Truth or Scare challenge, he mostly got truths, but couldn't quite make up his honest answers, which got his team shocked many times.
    10. Not to mention in the same episode, when he was picked for the sudden death round, he begged to not get another truth question, which shows his cowardly side of telling the truth.
    11. In the same episode, it shows that he's also selfish when he claimed that Amy picked better berries than Sammy, who was pretending to be her sister in order to avoid elimination because of Amy manipulating the Kinosewak members about what happened in "Twinning Isn't Everything", when Amy fought with Sammy to use the balloon, but it popped on them and Jasmine.
    12. He also was rude to Clucky the Chicken after Chris revealed the sudden death round was only scares and no truths, thinking she can never shock him again, and says he eats 6 eggs a day since he lives on a farm, which went too far and angered Clucky greatly.
    13. He also couldn't untie his bag since "his fingers were too big", but he didn't even try hard enough, and thanks to angering Clucky, she took the shock remote Ella had and shocked him and the rest of his team multiple times. While he did deserve it for angering Clucky, the rest of his team also suffered because of him.
    14. It's thanks to his failures in that same episode and costing his team the challenge is what got him voted off from the competition.

    Redeeming Qualities

    1. He has a passable character design, like everyone else.
    2. Ian Ronningen did a decent job voicing him.
    3. While his love side is annoying, he's generally a nice guy to say the least.
    4. Unlike Beardo, he did help his team in the first 2 episodesː Helping them build their shelter and getting his team’s pig across the greasy log slide.
    5. We can say that he is pretty strong as he carried supplies like wood and his team’s pig very easily, and when he got eliminated, Chris fired him towards a battleship, and it's possible that he accidentally sunk it when hitting it, hinted by Chris saying, "I think I just sunk someone’s battleshipǃ".

    Trivia

    • Rodney is the first male contestant of the third generation to use the confessional.
    • Rodney is the only contestant of the third generation to have dotted eyes.
      • This makes him one of eleven characters who have dotted eyes, with the others being Beth, Chris, DJ, DJ's mother, Harold, Mary, Miles, Pete, Sam, and Tom.
    • Rodney is the contestant with the largest number of one-sided attractions in the show, being attracted to four different girls.
    • Rodney is the tallest male contestant in the series, surpassing DJ and second tallest overall, being slightly shorter than Jasmine.
    • Rodney is one of five characters known to grow up on a farm, with the others being Ezekiel, Beth, Scott, and Sugar.
    • Rodney is the second contestant confirmed to come from a single parent home, with the other being Gwen.
      • Unlike Gwen, who has no father present, Rodney's mother is absent, which further explains his lack of experience with talking to or liking women.
    • Rodney is one of eight characters to have a gap in their teeth, with the others being Cody, Chef Hatchet, Heather (until her gap is filled), Mickey, Mike, Leonard, and Sugar.
    • Rodney is one of eight contestants who have freckles, with the others being Courtney, Harold, Laurie, Leonard, Miles, Sanders, and Scott.
    • Rodney is one of the three characters to have ginger hair, the others being Scott and Izzy.
    • Rodney and Max are the only male contestants of the third generation to not wear sneakers.
    • At least in terms of his physical appearance, Rodney seems to have been modeled after the titular character from the 2012 animated Disney movie Wreck-It Ralph.

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