Ethan is a contestant and season winner in Total Drama Roleplay. He participates in two seasons of the series, placing seventh in "Total Drama: Return to the Island" and first in "Total Drama: Heroes vs. Villains".

During his time in "Total Drama: Return to the Island", Ethan is placed on the Toxic Gophers and befriends several of his peers, particularly Alex. After he and Alex are coaxed into an alliance and later betrayed by Ryan, Ethan begins to dislike Ryan intensely but this conflict is eventually resolved. Ethan also establishes a relationship with Vanessa which is terminated at one point in the series due to Trixie; ultimately, however, Ethan and Vanessa reconcile.

Finally, Ethan returns to compete in "Total Drama: Heroes vs. Villains" and is placed on the Heroic Hamsters. His stretch in the competition comes to an end after he defeats Ryan and Trixie in the final challenge, winning the season. Ethan is last seen in "The Very Last Episode, Really This Time!" boating away from the island with Alex, Brandon, Ryan, Samantha, Trixie, and Vanessa.