In Heroes vs. Villains, the team is formed by Chris, appointing Duncan, Gwen, Heather, Jo, Lightning, and Scott to the team. Jo complains that the team is one member short, prompting Chris to include his robot. Excluding Gwen, everyone on the team seems proud or accepting of their villain status. The team soon develops a power struggle for leadership, while Gwen tries to encourage the other members of their team to work together. Scoffing in response, the others admit in a confessional that they don't trust anyone on the team and only do things to benefit themselves. When Chris orders the teams to pick a driver, Scott, Jo, and Lightning wrestle for the position until Jo gains it by lying about being a champion shopping cart spree racer. During the challenge, the Vultures take an early lead on the Heroic Hamsters until they eventually caught up due to Scott's unwillingness to participate due to his fear of sharks. Later, Scott accidentally pushes the robot into the water and it gets attacked by the sharks, releasing Alejandro, which shocks everyone, especially Heather. He catches a key which ultimately ends up being the correct one, causing them to win the first challenge. They later attended the elimination ceremony where Chris asked for a volunteer. Lightning agreed to the task which was to spend the night in exile at Boney Island for a chance to find the McLean-Brand Chris Head.
In Evil Dread, the team is seen relaxing at the hotel spa, except for Lightning, who is still at Boney Island. Gwen, Duncan, Jo, and Scott are enjoying breakfast at the dining table with Scott wondering if Lightning has found the immunity idol. Jo tries to convince the team to vote Lightning off at the first opportunity, as he will be too strong later on, although throughout the challenge this proves to make them angry towards her instead. Meanwhile, Heather and Alejandro talk while Alejandro is getting a massage. Lightning returns just in time for the next challenge. The whole time, Heather and Jo compete for leadership over their team while Heather remains suspicious as to whether or not Alejandro's legs actually are "deep asleep" and Lightning gets distracted by himself constantly. They think they found all their pieces before the other team, but a piece turns out to be missing, thanks to Lightning's counting error. Said error proved to be costly as the Heroic Hamsters won the challenge. At their first elimination ceremony as losers, it came down to Jo and Lightning. Since Lightning proved to be the bigger liability in the challenge, he was the first member voted off and to take the Flush of Shame.
In Saving Private Leechball, Jo, Heather and Alejandro want Gwen to create an alliance with them, knowing that Duncan would follow Gwen. Gwen realizes the trio's intentions, but is happy because it puts her in a position of power for once. At the same time, Gwen is saddened to learn that everyone on her team believes she is a villain and that she was purposely trying to be mean to Courtney. Throughout the challenge, Jo grows more and more demanding and irritated towards her team. Alejandro is the first to be hit by a leech, taking him out of the challenge. Soon after, Jo accidentally hits Scott with their leech cannon, and Heather is hit right after. Duncan and Gwen go off together, discussing Courtney, and when Cameron attempts to get Gwen out, Duncan protects her from the leech. Gwen takes out Cameron and is moved by Duncan's chivalry, only to be immediately taken out by Mike. Jo is the last Vulture in the game, and finds Courtney and Sam in a cave. She takes out Sam after he is used as a shield by Courtney. Zoey enters the cave and faces off against Jo, who gun gets jammed. She throws her leech canister at Zoey, who dodges, takes a leech from said canister, and takes Jo out, making the Vultures lose. At the elimination ceremony, Jo is voted off for losing the challenge, and after the elimination, Duncan and Courtney swap teams as Chris deems that Duncan acted more heroically in the challenge, while Courtney was more villainous.
In Food Fright, the villains are served powdered gruel for breakfast. At the challenge, the Vultures have to eat an entire stack of pancakes and last through an obstacle course without puking. The team makes good progress until Sam decides to tag Zoey out, while Alejandro takes Heather's place. Unfortunately, Alejandro originally loses the eating/obstacle course challenge for his team after getting stung by a bee hidden in Sam's shirt. It is later revealed that Sam cheated by hiding pancake pieces in case he had to return to exile. Thus, the Vultures win by default and are spared from elimination.
In Moon Madness, it starts out at the spa hotel with Courtney thinking about Scott. At the challenge Chris gives the team a map to navigate the forest. As Heather looks at the map, Alejandro comments on the animals' changed behavior, and Heather compliments him in an overtly nice way. The team believes that she has a been changed by the Blue Harvest Moon and Courtney and Gwen begin to bond over this, poking fun at her actions. They reach a bridge, and Gwen deems it to dangerous to cross and goes her own way. Scott then goes across the bridge first and runs into a beaver that is affected by the Blue Harvest Moon. Scott swings the beaver on to the bridge, who chews through the ropes. As they cross, Heather almost falls, but Alejandro saves her. Because of his actions, Heather reveals that she was actually faking being nice to get back at Alejandro for calling her "typical". All of the team except for Gwen and Courtney cross the finish line as Courtney gets attacked by a deer. Gwen suddenly appears and fends off the deer, saving Courtney's life. The Blue Moon finally disappears and the two finish the challenge, winning the challenge for their team. At elimination, Scott volunteers to go back to Boney Island and Cameron later quits, but instead of taking the Flush of Shame, he is spared and sent to the Vultures.
In No One Eggspects The Spanish Opposition, Cameron attempts to fix his glasses, when Courtney walks up, snidely threatening that he will be eliminated from the team the next time they lose. Gwen then walks up, and offers Cameron a twist tie, which manages to fix his glasses. Gwen treats her new teammate warmly, while Heather attempts to form an alliance with Alejandro. During the challenge, Vultures are the first to put an egg in their basket. Alejandro soon realizes that there is nothing stopping the other team from taking there eggs, and is put on guard duty. With him preoccupied, Heather goes around the Fun Zone and tells Courtney and Scott that that Alejandro is planning to off Scott, and then tells Cameron and Gwen that he is voting off Cameron. Later, she finds the McLean-Brand Chris Head and hides behind a rock, just as Alejandro (who had seen her find it) greets her. She tells Alejandro of her discovery, and when she goes back to retrieve it at the end of the challenge, she realizes it is gone. She blames Chris for its disappearance, but at the elimination ceremony, it is revealed that Alejandro is the one who took it, and uses it to eliminate Heather, as she was his sole vote.
In Suckers Punched, the Villains eat breakfast on the cabin steps. Alejandro arrives, and Courtney warns him that with the merge coming soon, he will not have many allies after the trick he pulled last episode. The villains go first in the boxing challenge, with Scott spinning the Wheel of Misfortune first, and he is forced to fight his greatest enemy, Fang. Scott is frozen in fear at the prospect of once again facing Fang, and Fang proceeds to easily defeats him in the match. Alejandro is the next one to go up for the team, and is challenged to face his own brother, José, in the match. Alejandro is shocked, but is determined to defeat his sibling, who continues to taunt him. They begin to fight, and when José insults Heather, Alejandro becomes furious, taking all of his pent up rage towards José out on him. He defeats José and earns his team their first point in the challenge. Cameron goes next, and is faced with what would have been Mike's challenge, a hoard of mutant gophers. He quickly loses the match, and Gwen goes up next. She is challenged to fight Courtney, who she has finally mended her friendship with, making them both hesitant to fight each other. However, when Chris plays back footage of Gwen making out with Duncan, Courtney is once again angered with her, and the two begin to fight. The fight ends in a stalemate, and the two both decide to finally put the past behind them, earning them both a point and winning for their team. At the elimination ceremony, Chris announces that the Villains will be the ones to vote off a Hero. After a short discussion, Cameron convinces the team to eliminate Sierra. She is saddens by this, but accepts her fate thanks to words of encouragement from Cameron, Alejandro is later exiled to Boney Island by the Heroes.
In You Regatta Be Kidding Me, Chris announces the merge in this episode, officially breaking up the Villainous Vultures, meaning the five remaining vultures, Alejandro, Cameron, Courtney, Gwen and Scott proceed to the merge.
|Villainous Vultures teammates|
|Alejandro | Cameron | Courtney | Duncan | Gwen | Heather | Jo | Lightning | Scott|
|Contestant||Gender||Rank||Team rank||Episode||Reason for elimination|
|Lightning||Male||13th||8th||Evil Dread||His arrogance, pride, and stupidity annoyed his team, and his miscounting caused them to lose the challenge.|
|Jo||Female||12th||7th||Saving Private Leechball||She annoyed her team members by trying to take control. Also, she cost them the challenge by wasting their leech cannon accidentally on Scott.|
|Heather||Female||10th||6th||No One Eggspects The Spanish Opposition||Alejandro was originally voted off, but because he stole the invincibility statue from Heather, his vote was the only one that counted and she was eliminated.|
|Cameron||Male||7th||5th||Zeek and Ye Shall Find||He was severely injured by falling rocks near the end of the challenge, so Chris removed him from the competition.|
|Alejandro||Male||6th||4th||The Obsta-Kill Kourse||Mal convinced everyone to vote him off because he knew his secret.|
|Courtney||Female||5th||3rd||Sundae Muddy Sundae||Mal exposed her for writing an elimination chart, causing the remaining contestants to lose trust in her. She was voted out in a 3-2 vote.|
|Gwen||Female||4th||2nd||The Bold and the Booty-ful||Although she brought back her assigned treasure, unlike Scott or Mal, Chris deemed her the loser because she defaced a painting of him with bear poop.|
|Scott||Male||3rd||1st||The Bold and the Booty-ful||Zoey won the challenge and was able to pick who to take with her to the finale, and she picked Mal over Scott, due to the promise she made for a "friendship finale".|
- This is one of the four teams to have all of its members make it to the merge at least once in the series, the others being the Screaming Gaffers, the Killer Grips, and Team Amazon.
- This team has the narrowest margin of victory over the weaker team out of all the "superior" teams thus far in the series, with only one additional win over the Heroic Hamsters.
- This is the only one of the "superior" teams where none of it's members made it to the Final Two.
- This team is tied with the Screaming Gaffers for the second-lowest amount of challenge losses with a total of three.
- This team is tied with the Toxic Rats for the second-highest amount of members out of any team in the series, with nine each (behind the Screaming Gophers and Killer Bass, each with twelve).
- This is the fourth team Gwen and Heather have been on together, making it the most instances that any two players have been on the same team together.
- This team features the highest amount of contestants who compete in four seasons, with four.
- This team has the largest amount of finalists in the history of Total Drama, with six: Gwen, Duncan, Heather, Alejandro, Cameron, and Lightning.
- This is the first team that Gwen has been on since the Screaming Gophers in which she isn't the first member eliminated.
- This is the second team in which Heather is the last member eliminated before the merge.
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- This is one of the three teams to have all of its members eliminated before the final challenge, the others being the Killer Bass and Team Victory.