Trent is a casual musician who tends to get along with everyone. When Trent is not working on his music, he is seen working on motorcycles (though he never made it to the motocross challenge in That's Off the Chain!). His dream is to one day have his own motorcycle shop, although his father wishes for him to become an accountant, to which Trent is vehemently against. Overall, Trent treated nearly everyone fairly and equally, which made him a very likable competitor for the other campers. He was even seen able to get along with Chris at times. Throughout Total Drama Island, Trent is also known for his guitar skills, which impress several competitors throughout the series. He also has a huge crush on Gwen, and in the confessionals, he has mentioned countless times that he would do anything for her. He is also shown as being a pain magnet, as he has suffered several near-death experiences and mishaps during Total Drama Island and sometimes in Total Drama Action. However, he recovers from these usually by the next episode.
When he arrives on the Island in Not So Happy Campers - Part 1, he knows Chris was the host of a figure skating show, which makes Chris happy. He is disappointed by the run-down quality of the camp, but when he walks over to Gwen, and she noticed that Harold was no longer next to her, they smile at each other. Afterwards, when Ezekiel arrives, he laughs at him when he does not understand the meaning of "What's Up?". He gets placed on the Screaming Gophers team.
In Not So Happy Campers - Part 2, he high-fived Owen before jumping off the cliff. He seemed fine when he jumped off the 1000 foot cliff, as he yelled "Yeah!" all the way down the cliff. He is seen in the boat with Noah when he was done and in the sand after Owen's big jump.
In The Big Sleep, Gwen and Trent depend on each other to stay awake, which begins their relationship. Trent mainly talks to Gwen during the episode, and asks Gwen many questions about her. This helped Trent and her stay awake. Trent really wanted Gwen to stay up, when Gwen said that she was about to go to sleep. When Chris began to read a book about the history of Canada at the eighty-five hour mark, he falls asleep and ends up in third place in the challenge, leaving Gwen sad and 'alone'. Perhaps it is this that inspired Gwen to stay awake and win the contest.
Even though he fell asleep only minutes before Duncan and Gwen did, Trent was not shown as being very sleepy in Dodgebrawl. Trent did not have any lines in this episode, but he did play in rounds two and four in the Dodgeball Game. However, he was only shown to get out Tyler when the jock was distracted by Lindsay. Courtney also said that Trent sucked at dodgeball, just like Tyler, though this may have been a goof. n Not Quite Famous, Trent once again spends a lot of the episode with Gwen. When the tryouts started, he gave a muffin to Gwen, and was fine with Heather being in charge of the tryouts, despite Gwen's hatred of Heather. He told Owen that he did a good job burping the alphabet after drinking from a large soda bottle, but got a bit disgusted after Owen was saying he could 'gas' Beethoven's Fifth. He makes it into the talent show (even though he was never shown trying out for it) along with Heather and Justin. He and Gwen try to have a moment at the dock of shame, but it is interrupted by Cody and Owen when they jump in the water. Trent successfully plays his guitar and sings about Gwen, which was dedicated to her. He got an 9/10, second only to Harold's 10/10. It is also revealed in Gwen's Diary (by Heather) that she has a crush on Trent in this episode.
In The Sucky Outdoors, Trent tells Heather that her reading Gwen's diary was harsh to Gwen, which Heather doesn't pay much attention to. Even though he tries to reassure Gwen, she doesn't listen and walks away from him. He told Heather, who wanted food, that they had to find their own food. Owen offered to forage, and Trent was very happy when Owen found some fish. Trent was the first one to notice Izzy had gone missing, but right after he said that, a Bear showed up. Like everyone else, he was afraid of the bears.
n Phobia Factor, he reveals his fear of mimes. When he was helping Gwen complete her task of being buried alive, he tells about why he is afraid of mimes (Trent had gotten lost at a circus when he was little and a mime was following him around while he looked for his mom). However, while he is telling her why, a mime appears and begins to chase Trent around the island. Eventually, while he is near the docks, he jumps in the water, and makes the mime give up when he tells it that if he jumps in, his make-up will run. When he is talking to Chris, he suddenly remembers that he had left Gwen buried alive. After digging her up, Gwen threw her walkie-talkie at Trent's head, although he didn't seem to feel it.
In Up the Creek, even though Gwen and Trent were originally going to be canoe partners, Cody got in the way, making Trent have to partner up with Lindsay and Beth. Trent later has a near-death experience when he almost drowned in quicksand, but Cody ended up saving him and Lindsay, who had been stupid enough to jump into the quicksand with Trent. Cody played a part in helping Trent and Gwen hook up, despite his Crush on Gwen, and made Trent and Gwen canoe partners on the way back from the challenge.
In Paintball Deer Hunter, he is chosen as a deer. However, he does not have any lines in the episode, and isn't even seen that much, possibly because he was hiding the whole time. His relationship with Gwen still seems to be stable, as he catches Gwen's can of Beans, and they smile at each other. In If You Can't Take The Heat..., Trent was taken out of the challenge very early on when Owen tossed a crate of Oranges at him. The crate of oranges accidentally hit Trent in the head, giving him a concussion and making him useless for the rest of the challenge (Ironically, because of his head being under the table and a bowl of barbecue sauce he had dropped, it looked like he had been killed). Despite his injury, he remained safe at the campfire ceremony. In Who Can You Trust?, Trent once again has a challenge ending injury when he participates in the second part of the challenge. He let Lindsay prepare the Fugu Blowfish, a highly poisonous fish. Because Trent believed that Lindsay had passed biology, he would eat the blowfish. However, Lindsay had only took biology, making Trent get severely poisoned and having to be in the infirmary for the rest of the challenge. Nurse Hatchet actually preformed mouth to mouth, and Trent's garbled scream could be heard all over the island. He appeared to be slightly healed after the challenge, but he still could not speak regularly.
In Basic Straining, Trent seemed to be completely healed by the poisoning. He got placed out in the essay competition because he fell asleep, just like DJ (and Bridgette). This is ironic because he was shown to do very good in the Awake-a-Thon, back in episode three. This is the fourth episode Trent does not have any lines.
In X-Treme Torture, he has to participate in the "Sofa Skydiving" part of the competition. He seems very excited about it, but seems a little more nervous when he got into the plane. When DJ pats his back and wishes him luck, he falls out of the plane. Due to being very scared, he forgot to activate the parachute, causing him to land straight into the sand, breaking every bone in his body. He was shown to be completely wrapped up in casts at the end of the episode on a stretcher. In Brunch of Disgustingness, it is revealed he and 9 other campers have made it to the merge. When he walks into his new cabin, he accidentally hits Geoff in the head with his guitar. He also says that Geoff deserves to be captain after his extremely loud burp. Trent tells to his team that he has a weak stomach, and throws up 3 times in that episode alone. He is the last one to eat the Pizza after his team has to force-feed it to him. After the force feed, he is shown acting like a young child and being rocked in DJ's arms. Later he says he was just playing it up for the ratings, but eventually barfs as he remembers what he had to eat.
In No Pain, No Game, Trent says that Duncan's challenge was harsh, but Gwen ignores him and says she is still mad at Trent for leaving her buried alive. Trent gets out on his first challenge when he is doing the skunk jump when a skunk sprays him with it's stench, causing him to pass out. Strangely, he is not seen at the campfire ceremony that night. Trent got eliminated in Search and Do Not Destroy due to one of Heather's meanest schemes yet in order to break Trent and Gwen up (in the words of Heather, 'boyfriend-girlfriend is an alliance, and I will have the only alliance on this island'). He easily got his key from the sharks when he distracted them with a batch of fish. After Trent finished, Trent helped Gwen complete her challenge, and then Gwen and Trent have their first kiss. Seeing this as an alliance, Heather plots against the two and tricks Trent into kissing Heather, and lies about Gwen, telling him that she said his music sucked. This caused the two to momentarily hate each other, and Trent believed Gwen was using her. However, when LeShawna learned about this, LeShawna told everyone on the island about it. Because Heather won invincibility, all the campers voted him off. Heather than revealed to the other campers it was a trick. Chris interrupts a kiss between Gwen and Trent, and then he boards the loser boat and went to Playa Des Losers. Everyone (except Heather) said goodbye to him as he left. Gwen cried about this.
At Playa Des Losers in Haut Camp-ture, Trent was first seen laying down on a chair relaxing with DJ, saying that the place they were at was a whole lot better than Total Drama Island. He also gave a piece of bologna to Harold, who was hiding from Courtney. He wanted Gwen to win, and also told Noah that he did kiss a guy when Izzy was teasing him about it. He was one of many people to accidentally vote off LeShawna. In The Very Last Episode, Really!, Trent, Cody, LeShawna, and Eva are the only people to remain on Gwen's side even after Owen announces the yacht party. He helps Gwen out a lot, even though Gwen still doesn't really trust Trent after the Heather and Trent incident from long ago. Despite this, Trent still did many things for her, such as wiping off butter off her flagpole, blocking out Justin so than Gwen can stay focused in the challenge, and even carried a large rock to prove he still loved Gwen. Although Gwen lost, she forgave Trent.
In Total Drama, Drama, Drama, Drama Island, Trent teamed up with LeShawna and Gwen to look for the case. Trent got annoyed when the Girls fell for Justin's charms and gave away all their hard worked information to him, making rent say "What IS it with that guy?" His group is the only one to see Heather being attacked by Beavers, but instead of helping, they laughed at her. Trent actually never finds the case, but he still qualifies for Total Drama Action. Unlike last season in which he was strong and confident with everyone, Trent starts to make a turn for the worst due to his relationship with Gwen. Although the couple starts out strong at first, an unexpected twist occurs when he and Gwen win the challenge in Alien Resur-eggtion; their win means that the two of them will be in charge of picking out members for the two teams, which forces Gwen and Trent to compete against each other. The blow is made worse when Trent starts to notice that Gwen and Duncan have so much in common. Trent becomes very upset and jealous because of Gwen's friendship with Duncan, making him and Duncan enemies this season. In a desperate attempt to make Gwen happy, Trent starts to throw challenges for her (which she does not approve).
Due to the winning the challenge of Alien Resur-eggtion, Trent becomes the founder of the Killer Grips team. In Riot on Set, he picks Lindsay, Justin, Beth, Owen, and Izzy to be his teammates. Because he was still jealous of Gwen being close to Duncan, Trent made a point to pick "the beautiful" Lindsay as his first teammate in an attempt to make Gwen jealous of him. The two were able to make up by the end of the episode. However, ever since then, Trent starts to lose his sanity.
During the sand castle building part of the challenge in Beach Blanket Bogus, Trent named his team's sand castle after Gwen. She found it a little disturbing, although she was comforted by the fact that Trent did everything in nines (like putting nine flags on his sand castle), saying that at least he wasn't as obsessed with her as with his obsession with the number nine. Duncan then pointed out to Gwen that there were five letters in Trent's name and four in hers, adding up to nine. Harold informed Gwen that Trent's obsession with the number nine started becoming apparent after he first became interested in Gwen, convincing her that he truly was going over the top with his obsession over her.The next part of the challenge in Beach Blanket Bogus required the teams to select a team member to compete in a dance contest. The Screaming Gaffers chose LeShawna, and the Killer Grips chose Trent. Trent threw the challenge so Gwen wouldn't be disappointed from losing (this was a non-elimination challenge, anyway). Gwen then said that she liked Trent, but hated being responsible for his mental distress. After Trent told her he threw the challenge, Gwen and Trent again made amends. They almost kissed, but Owen's voyeurism interrupted them.Trent's determination to win Gwen over is ultimately what led to his downfall, as he made a habit of throwing challenges on purpose so Gwen could win, which was made very apparent in 3:10 to Crazytown. Owen had previously given him advice that Gwen likes to win, and letting her win would win her over to him. This turned out to be a giant flaw in logic, as Gwen noticed Trent purposely losing challenges just for her sake when she wanted to win the competition fair and square. His nine-obsession still made her uncomfortable as well. Trent showed great concern for Gwen when she had come down with a sinus infection in this episode, but treated her as if she were a terminally ill patient by making everyone lay off on her. When the second challenge was about to start (which was to be a shoot-off), Trent purposely chose Owen to participate because his large size guaranteed that Gwen's team would hit him. Owen's antics ultimately canceled the challenge, but by this point Trent's own teammates were becoming well aware of Trent's focus being somewhere other than winning. Justin in particular was privy to this detail.After Trent's team lost the third challenge (and thus had to eliminate someone from their team that night), Gwen approached Trent and informed him of how she was aware of him throwing challenges for her sake. She could no longer take the guilt by allowing it to happen any longer, and broke up with Trent, but still wanted to remain on good terms with him. Trent was depressed to hear the news, but surprisingly took it maturely. What neither of them knew was that Justin was listening in on the entire conversation. His suspicions were true, so he dragged out Gwen in front of the rest of Trent's team (minus Trent) and ordered her to tell the truth that she allowed Trent to make his own team lose numerous times just to win her over. The others were aghast at this, but Gwen insisted that she never wanted it to play out this way and wanted to win fair and square. Justin refused to believe her, so in order to retain her own integrity (and possibly her sanity), Gwen suggested that the team vote off Trent that night to not only prove that she was being honest about wanting to win, but to ease off the tension that had been stewing in their relationship and friendship. The Killer Grips did as Gwen suggested and voted Trent off that night. Trent was surprised at this, and struggled against Chef Hatchet's grip, wanting to at least bid Gwen farewell before he was thrown into the Lame-o-sine. However, it was not meant to be, as Trent was sent away without Gwen to see him off this time. To rub salt in an open wound, Chris showed Gwen the tape of his elimination, much to her regret.Trent showed up one episode later in The Aftermath: I, which was a talk show showcasing the characters who did not qualify for the second season along with the characters who did qualify and already lost the competition. Up until Geoff and Bridgette inadvertently blabbed about it, Trent was unaware of Gwen's involvement in getting him kicked out of the competition and cried about it after learning the truth. Several of the characters feel sorry for Trent's situation, especially after Trent explains that his obsession with the number nine actually had nothing to do with Gwen, it became his lucky number during his childhood when his grandfather gave him a toy train. A wheel fell off the train shortly before his grandfather died, leaving only nine wheels. His mother then told him that nine was now his lucky number. Most who had taken Gwen's side of the break-up situation switched to Trent's after learning about this. Trent sang a song with his guitar about his broken heart due to Gwen (most of the campers get emotional and Geoff and Bridgette reconcile), but eventually conceded that he would have to move on from her and find someone else. Trent makes another appearance in The Aftermath: II as a commentator just like the people who weren't on season 2 at all. Apparently Trent has been getting a lot of fan mail since his breakup and elimination. He also has a lot of fans now, one of them being a girl who makes a life-sized Trent doll and kisses it nine times, leaving Trent disturbed and freaked out. He ends up stepping in to stop Gwen when she was about to be forced to enter a piranha-infested dunk tank. Trent confesses that he was the one rigging the challenges and that it was his fault, and that he saw it coming. The audience then cheers for him. As of right now, he and Gwen are on even terms, but are not a couple yet.
In The Aftermath: III, he is sitting next to Gwen. He is the only commentator to speak, aside from Izzy who greets Owen, when he warns Owen to tell the truth. Not much is referred to him in this episode.
In The Aftermath: IV, Trent is the first former cast mate to ask the question of who deserves the money more. He possibly did not vote for the winner, as he passes out in the outhouse due to the smell.