TDB Joel
Gender Male.
Hair color Brown.
Eye color Blue.
Place Battlegrounds - 36th
Teams Total Drama Rookies.
Roommates Jasmine, Justin, and Katie.
Relationship Hannah.
Family Parents.
Friends Mostly everyone, especially Cody.
Enemies Colin.
Fear Unknown.
Talent Inventing, fixing mechanical things, cooking.
Nicknames None so far.

Joel Savage, labeled The Creative Inventor, was an intern on Total Drama Comeback. He was also a contestant on Total Drama Battlegrounds.


An inventor, a joker, a very level-headed guy who's gosh-darn sweet, calm, and ready. He'll fix your computer, he'll fix the sink, and he'll do it without charge. People like him, aside from the fact that he accidentally blows things up, and he smells like smoke and oil most of the time.

The young inventor is a living shop class of creativity, and he excels in math and art as well. Joel loves to invent, more than anything, and his parents' garage is practically his room; he sleeps there more often, he couldn't get oil on the bed sheets, now could he?

Joel has a collection of hobbies and loves: bad movies, sketching, song writing, piano playing, first-aid (he needs it from time to time), and TV. When he saw Total Drama Island, he was instantly taken and desired to get on the show. The producers were so impressed with his audition tape and delivery (he flew it to the headquarters in his handmade copter), that they signed him up to work on the set of Total Drama Comeback.

Some would say that Joel's early introduction was unfair for the other contestants, but he believes it'll be a handicap. Either way, he gets along splendidly with most of the others, even though they do fear how a lot of his stuff does blow up. He and Cody are already swapping robot designs.

Joel may not look it, mostly because he looks like a dirty mechanic with a lazy smile, but he is also a romantic at heart. TDB is going to feature a virtual reality for many challenges, and that's heaven for him. Inventing and competing without fear of an apocalyptic explosion ruining the world? Attacking Eye Creatures, that's awesome!

(The weirdest thing about Joel are his weird exclamations. Most people don't get them, but some might...)

Joel leaves his supportive family and earnest schoolmates, all wishing the best for him. Will the soft-spoken and loud-explodin' inventor get far? Will his time on Total Drama Comeback constitute for anything? And will, in the name of Rex Dark: Eskimo Spy, he get paid for all the repair work Chris Maclean is obvious going to need on the set?


Joel debuted into Total Drama Comeback on Day 10, after delivering his audition tape (and waking the campers up in the process). He then cooked a delicious breakfast for the cast. Throughout TDC, he helped with the technology and electronics of the show.

When he debuted in TDBG, he literally teleported onto the stage. Joel was a big hit with the veteran contestants, as they all knew him and liked him. The inventor was also very handy around the show on all sorts of instruments, including the incredibly powerful Vera, the Virtual Reality machine uses in the VR Challenges (see below).

Joel was very pleasant to everyone, and also fell for Hannah. Alfred helped him court her, and it was obvious that as stoic as Joel could be, attacking Hannah was his berserk button. This made him aggressive towards Colin, Chris, and the producers, who were delighting making things difficult for her.

When the Alien VR ended in a great big nine-way tie, the producer demanded Joel be kicked so that Hannah could not be seen on the show anymore. This infuriated Joel and, with stoic coolness, told Chris that he would no longer help the show in any way after the way they treated his girlfriend. Thus, the show is on a wire with its electronics (not literally), and Joel has been seen with Hannah on the Bus of Losers and having fun outside the show.

TDB Hannah

Hannah, Joel's girlfriend.

Love InterestsEdit

Joel's sole love interest has been Hannah, who he fell for very quickly upon the start of TDB. He was helping her through the discrimination she faced, due to Chris and Colin. He would go the extra yard and retaliate to those who harassed her, like hacking into airport security's terrorist list to make them think they all were terrorists.

The two grew closer, and when Hannah attacked Colin when he was threatening Rodney, he comforted her. This ended in their first kiss.

VR ChallengesEdit

Joel is the creator of Vera, and thus has to create every scenario. He also thought up of all the possible variables, like different monsters in the Giant Monster scenario.

He only survived the Vampire challenge, regardless of creating every part of the challenges.

In the Zombie challenge, he was overpowered and killed by zombies in the background, his death unknown until after the challenge was done. In the Alien challenge, he sacrificed himself by detaching part of the spaceship from the main, and activated the self-destruct while still on it to destroy most of the aliens.


  • Joel's full name is Joel Savage.
  • The first name is based off Joel Robinson from Mystery Science Theater 3000, the last name is based off Adam Savage from Mythbusters. Both characters are inventors.
  • All of Joel's weird exclamations are from varies elements of MST3K: movie titles, character names, and running gags. The author has a list of ones used so that many more will come.
  • Joel has supported Heather/Ezekiel, just thought she'd have to change (which she did).
  • Joel created Vera, the large VR machine and broadcasting channels. He made a great deal of the tools and rides on TDC and TDB.
  • A lot of his inventions blow up on him.
  • He smells of oil and soot a lot, even though he bathes normally.
  • Joel (ironically) LOVES Mythbusters, and watches it faithfully.
  • According to his official profile:
    • Joel likes machines, space, bad movies, video games, robots and the hardware store.
    • Joel dislikes arguments, bruns and perverts.
    • He's on TDB because being on TV is a good way to advertise.
    • Joel's favorite TDI originals are Cody, Harold, Izzy, Ezekiel, Heather, Gwen, and the Interns.
  • Joel is one of the twelve contestants eliminated from the competition before the Super VR challenge. Had he still been in the competition, he would've been Tinker. This hero is a mechanical genius with a mecha-suit like Iron Man, but not full bodied. The suit includes rockets, lasers, and other gadgets including the super bottle opener.
  • Ironically, while Joel was partially responsible for Cody's elimination in TDC, Cody was partially responsible for his elimination in TDB.
    • In both cases, one voted against the other, with a producer casting a second vote to eliminate them.


Related PagesEdit

Total Drama Rookies

Alfred | Anita | Arthur | Belinda | Carol | Clive | Colin | Crystal | Daisy | Hannah | Howard | Jasmine | Joel | Mandy | Rodney | Sakaki | Sandra | Sebastian | Valerie | Xander | Yoshi | Zachary

Total Drama Staff

Alejandro | Billy | Chef Hatchet | Chris Maclean | Dawn | Joel | Owen | The Producer | Sierra

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