!The Tribes


* TheAce
* AllTakeAndNoGive: In the first few episodes, they:
** Went back on a deal they made to split two chickens they both helped catch, one for each tribe, by keeping both for themselves;
** Mooched fire off of the Manono tribe ''twice'', the first being after two failed attempts to steal it;
** Considered the other tribe's offer to sleep in their shelter during a storm (though admittedly they ended up refusing);
** Pleaded to stand in the Manono shelter for warmth more than once;
** and in the end, refused or at least greatly resisted any of the Manono tribe's own requests. In fact, the Manono tribe asked to borrow their recently-won canoe and were immediately refused, despite this being ''right'' after the Salani tribe borrowed their fire for the second time, and ''while'' they were borrowing the shelter for warmth.
** In the end, after taking everything listed above, the Salani tribe only gave the Manono tribe an axe (which was technically stolen in the first reward challenge due to LoopholeAbuse, but just forgotten about) and some leaf weaves for roofing that were ultimately useless due to acquisition of a tarp. They also complained about the guys behind their backs for wanting something in return and [[UnreliableNarrator falsified information]], such as claiming the guys said they would take their canoe anyway if they said no to them borrowing it, which was at the very least not shown on camera.
* AmazonBrigade: Originally.
* [[FiveManBand Five Girl Band]]
** {{The Hero}}ine: Kim.
** TheSmartGirl[=/=]TeamMom: Sabrina.
** TheLancer: Chelsea.
** TheChick: Christina.
** TokenEvilTeammate: Alicia.
** TagalongKid: Kat.
** TheBigGirl: Monica.
** {{Sixth Ranger}}s: Troyzan, Jay and Michael.
** {{Sacrificial Lion}}s: Kourtney and Nina.
* TeamSpirit
* TrueBlueFemininity: Originally.



* AHouseDivided
* DividedWeFall
* DwindlingParty
* EpicFail
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Troyzan.
** TheLancer: Tarzan.
** TheBigGuy: Michael.
** TheSmartGuy: Leif
** TagalongKid: Jay.
** TheChick: Jonas.
** TokenEvilTeammate: Colton.
** {{Sixth Ranger}}s: Christina, Alicia and Monica.
** {{Sacrificial Lion}}s: Bill and Matt.
* MeaningfulName: Given everything that happens, Manono ("Man oh no") is a very fitting name for the tribe.
* OneSteveLimit: Troyzan and Tarzan.
* TheQuisling: Too many examples.
* RatedMForManly: The original lineup.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork
* TestosteronePoisoning
* TooDumbToLive


!The Sole Survivor

[[folder:Kim Spradlin]]

* TheAce
* ActionGirl: Kim became the third woman to win four individual immunity challenges, after [[Characters/SurvivorBorneo Kelly Wiglesworth]] and [[Characters/SurvivorTheAmazon Jenna Morasca]]. And had she solved one puzzle just ''seconds'' faster she would have been the first woman to tie [[Characters/SurvivorTheAustralianOutback Colby Donaldson's]] immunity record.
* AffablyEvil: Was very cunning, manipulative, and had no problem betraying her allies, but throughout the game Kim was always very kind and respectful towards the other players, even while plotting their downfall.
* TheBadGuyWins: Though, in her case, [[NiceGirl she's hardly]] [[AntiHero a villain]].
* BigEater
* BreakoutCharacter: One of the most highly regarded winners of the show.
* TheChessmaster: Completely controlled the game since the merge, through a deft combination of strategy and manipulation.
* ConsummateLiar: A skill she repeatedly used to convince other players to act against their own best interests. Lampshaded repeatedly in the final few episodes; Tarzan complained that she could convince anyone of anything just by batting her "angelic blue eyes" at them, and Kim remarked while sharing a reward with Chelsea and Sabrina that even she herself couldn't always tell when she's lying.
* [[GuileHero Guile Heroine]]: Managed to convince people in [[PlayingBothSides several competing groups]] that they're part of her alliance, even as she colluded with the other women to pick off the men one by one. The men were halfway Pagonged by the time they catch on.
* HonorBeforeReason: Chose to vote off both CloudCuckoolander Kat and universally-unpopular Christina, even though they were both excellent choices to go up against in the final three, apparently because she thought Chelsea and Sabrina most deserved to go to the end. In the end, though, neither decision harmed her – and she justified it later by pointing out that if the jury respected her gameplay [[BatmanGambit they'd vote for her regardless]] of whom she was up against. (She only lost the votes of Leif and Troyzan).
* [[InvincibleHero Invincible Heroine]]
* IronLady
* JackOfAllStats: Equally good at the physical, strategical and social aspects of the game.
* TheLancer: To Sabrina on Salani before the tribes shuffled.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]
* MetaphoricallyTrue: Kim exploited the bad blood between Troy and Mike to make the former believe that the latter was targeting him, and got Alicia to turn on Greg by telling her about his side-deals with Kim, using that to sell a lie about him trying to take Christina and Sabrina to the final three.
* NiceGirl
* NothingPersonal
* [[ShowyInvincibleHero Showy Invincible Heroine]]
* SoleSurvivor
* StatuesqueStunner: By far the tallest on the women's tribe, and taller than most of the men as well.
* TheStrategist
* TrouserSpace: Where she kept her immunity idol for most of the game - it quickly reached memetic proportions.


[[folder:Sabrina Thompson]]

Sabrina was an Candidite for The [[Characters/SurvivorCambodia Second Chance season]] but failed to gather enough votes to return.

* BlackBossLady: Voted leader of the womens' tribe early on.
* BornLucky: Found the hidden immunity idol on a bathroom break.
* CoolTeacher: Teaching actually is her job. (Or was, she implies that she was unemployed at the time of filming.)
* DeadpanSnarker
* GenghisGambit: Threatening Kim with one helped her make it in front of the jury.
* MistakenIdentity: The reason why she was cast.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]
* SupportingLeader
* SurroundedByIdiots: Compared to how unstable to the rest of Salani ended up being.
* TeamMom: To Salani before the tribes shuffled.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Found an idol but had to give it to the mens' tribe. She gave it to the only guy she was acquainted with: Colton.
** Or perhaps not so unwitting. She gives the idol to Colton not only because he was the only guy she was acquainted to, but also because she knew he was in the outs of his tribe and knew he'd be willing to use it to vote a strong man out. The fact that giving him that idol essentially ended up getting all the men pagonged was quite the bonus.
* WorthyOpponent

[[folder:Chelsea Meissner]]

* ActionGirl: Caught two chickens with her bare hands in the first episode - "Don't mess with the country girl!" indeed.
* BadLiar: By her own admission. Also demonstrated when Jay sought reassurance that the women weren't plotting to Pagong the men after Jonas was voted off; Chelsea [[FalseReassurance clumsily hedged her response]], requiring some hasty damage-control by Kim. She made various revealing slip-ups on a number of other occasions as well.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* FarmersDaughter: And how! First episode, she catches chickens with her bare hands.
* HolierThanThou: After the tribes merge, she started talking about the people who "deserve" to be in the game.
* IceQueen: During the merge.
* TheLancer: To Kim.
* MaleGaze
* MsFanservice: She ''really'' looks good. Jonas even lampshaded it during the final tribal council:
--->'''Jonas:''' "Chelsea you’re cute; as guys we all agree that you’re the hottest chick this season."
* [[NiceHat Nice Cap]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Chelsea was a provider for her tribe, but standing next to Kim and the sympathetic Sabrina (who legitimately really needed the money), it's a bit understandable why she got no votes, on top of the BadLiar and HolierThanThou tropes leaving a bad taste.
* SouthernBelle
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: While definitely a {{Tomboy}}, her pictures in social media shows that she is also very feminine.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Combined an [[{{Fanservice}} eye-catching]] pair of yellow thigh-highs with Daisy Duke shorts in the third episode.

!Jury Members

[[folder:Christina Cha]]

* AlliterativeName: For AddedAlliterativeAppeal, her job is a career consultant.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Ostracized early on for rather vague reasons, mostly because a couple of early influential players [[IrrationalHatred disliked her]]. By the time of the merge, she'd spent so long on the outs with the majority alliance(s) that her position at the bottom of the pecking order was pretty much set in stone.
* AsianAndNerdy[=/=]AsianAirhead: Started out as the former, then started to resemble the latter as the game progresses.
* BornLucky: Despite being at the top of the boot list since the very first episode, she kept on managing to avoid elimination... thanks to a series of increasingly-improbable flukes, including ''two'' medivacs, the other tribe actually ''volunteering to give up immunity'' right before tribal council, and the women taking advantage of the men's infighting in order to Pagong them.
* ButtMonkey
* {{Chickification}}: While she started out as a highly assertive and proactive player, by the later stages of the game almost everyone saw her as an ExtremeDoormat who barely even seemed to be trying anymore. She eventually revealed that [[ObfuscatingStupidity she did this on purpose to avoid becoming a target]], after her earlier in-your-face attitude almost got her voted out.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Managed to Houdini her way into the final four, likely because she was no good at challenges and was more easily beaten than Alicia. However, in the final immunity challenge, it quickly became a match between ''her'' and Kim - and mind you, both of them were leagues ahead of Chelsea and Sabrina in that challenge.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: Subverted in the final immunity challenge.
* ExtremeDoormat
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Didn't anything to save herself.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Earned Alicia's wrath in the very first episode for trading some woven palm fronds to the other tribe in exchange for fire... even though Alicia was right there when the deal was being negotiated and didn't seem to have any problem with it at the time.
* InformedFlaw: Several people over the course of the season claimed that she was lazy and useless, but the only time this has been said of her was overlapped with shots of her working. (Likely a case of ManipulativeEditing or UnreliableNarrator) By the end of the game, almost every other player claimed that people hate her or find her annoying, but there was never any evidence of ''why'' this is (allegedly) the case, besides everybody's say-so.
* LoopholeAbuse: AintNoRule saying you can trade with the other camp.
* MsFanservice
* PluckyGirl: Kim actually called her "the most resilient person I've ever met".
* SympathyForTheDevil: Went out of her way to comfort Colton when his illness caused him severe pain, even after he'd spent the past several days mocking, threatening, and insulting her.
* ThoseTwoGirls: With Alicia after the merge.
* TurnTheOtherCheek: Deliberately chose not to respond in kind to Alicia and Colton's constant abuse. To be fair, this was motivated at least in part by strategy: she was hoping it would drive home to everyone else just how irrationally nasty they were.
* UnkemptBeauty: Many fans share the opinion that Christina grows steadily more attractive the longer she spends out there in the wilderness. It probably helps that she started out at a slightly more substantial weight than some of the other women, making her better-equipped to handle the relative lack of food without losing muscle tone or [[MostCommonSuperpower other attributes]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: Alicia, who spent the first half of the game attacking her relentlessly, somehow ended up as her closest ally by the final episodes.

[[folder:Alicia Rosa]]

* AlphaBitch: Especially pre-merge, although she ended up cooling down once the game progressed.
* EvilTeacher: A ''special education'' teacher even, but it didn't stop her from repeatedly bullying and belittling Christina (even threatening to punch her in the face for simply standing up for herself), indirectly mocking the intelligence of her own special education students, and doing everything she could to become a Latina [[Characters/SurvivorNicaragua [=NaOnka=]]]. Unlike Naonka, though, she did offer up a tearful apology after getting called out on it at the reunion.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead
* EvilGloating: Did quite alot as the season went on.
* FieryRedhead
* HairTriggerTemper
* HotTeacher
* ItsAllAboutMe: When Colton was being pulled from the game, she was more concerned with the fact that Colton was taking his idol with him than she was for Colton's personal health. Again by her jury speech, she spent her entire time gloating about how she was seen as such a threat they had to take her out.
* {{Jerkass}}
* MsFanservice: Alicia does have a good body.
* SmugSnake
* SpicyLatina: Self-described "ghetto Puerto Rican".
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Effectively an Hispanic [=NaOnka=] as explained in evil teacher.
* TokenEvilTeammate: For the woman
* TwoFirstNames
* VitriolicBestBuds: Christina, whom she spent the first half of the game attacking relentlessly, somehow ended up as her closest ally by the final episodes.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Not quite as eye-catching as Chelsea's outfit at that same challenge, but the long white socks qualify.

[[folder:Greg "Tarzan" Smith]]

* AccidentalMisnaming: To other people (Type C). Tarzan revealed that he has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nominal_aphasia nominal aphasia]], which causes him to have great difficulty remembering names, though he can get them right if he tries hard. This first becomes noticeable when he insists on calling Jonas "Jason" throughout one reward challenge. Later on, when explaining to Christina that he doesn't like her, he hastens to add that he nonetheless respects her tremendously, and then finishes by calling her "Katrina".
* BadassMoustache
* BerserkButton: Anything (real or imagined) that he percieved as a betrayal of his alliance, or as personal criticism.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Regardless of his eccentric and volatile personality, he is apparently a highly successful plastic surgeon in real life. Some of the women lampshade this when they remark that highly-educated people often seem to be the most dysfunctional.
* CatchPhrase: "The game is afoot!"
* CloudCuckoolander: Besides insisting on being called "Tarzan", for the first couple of episodes he was mainly notable for prancing around the campfire in a speedo bellowing jungle cries. He soon revealed a tendency towards bizarre outbursts, especially in already-tense situations. He also periodically did randomly weird things like using a previously-booted (female) contestant's underwear as a headband, or tearing pieces off the shelter walls during a storm.
* TheComicallySerious
* DitzyGenius: He ''was'' able to figure out what was ailing Colton before the medical team showed up.
* TheDragon: His very forceful personality made him a useful, if weird, enforcer for Colton in the early phases of the game.
* FanDisservice: Unsurprisingly, a sixty-five year old man wandering around in a speedo provided alot of this.
* GracefulLoser
* HappilyMarried: And how. In fact, its one of this season's provider for HeartwarmingMoments.
* LargeHam
* LastOfHisKind: The last remaining male of Tikiano.
* MistakenForRacist: Meta-example. After Colton's putdown of Bill at Tribal Council, Greg went on a rant about how he's sick of hearing of racism. To a number of fans, who were already upset by Colton's own racism, it sounded like Greg being in denial about the existence of racism or possibly being racist himself; but a close look at what he actually said denies both accusations:
-->"I'm fed up with people talking about race. I'm tired of it. I want people to base what they think about somebody on how they behave and what their merits are and nothing else. I don't care what color they are, that's what people should do. And I think this country is moving in that direction. We have a black president."
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: [[AccentOnTheWrongSyllable Tar-ZAHN!]]
* PornStash
* TheQuisling
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: To the point where Jeff Probst swore he was ''making up'' words.
* TurnCoat: In spite of his expressions of solidarity with the men, post-merge Tarzan voted quite consistently alongside Kim and her alliance. While the first few times were successfully disguised as coincidence, he was ultimately revealed to have had a secret deal with Kim to help her eliminate the other men.

[[folder:Kat Edorsson]]

Kat would return for [[Characters/SurvivorBloodVsWater Blood Vs. Water]] with her Boyfriend[[note]]At the time[[/note]] [[Characters/BigBrother12 Hayden Moss]]

* BuffySpeak
* CloudCuckoolander
* TheCutie
** CryCute
* TheDitz: Possibly one of the standout examples of the series - such feats include:
** Not knowing what "ambiance" meant.
** Not knowing what appendicitis was.
** Not knowing that there was bacon on a BLT.
* DisproportionateRetribution: On the receiving end from the rest of the tribe - she decided to bring Kim and Alicia on the loved ones reward trip instead of Christina and Tarzan, which angered everyone ''except'' Kim and Alicia to the point where they rallied to vote her off.
* DumbBlonde: Called this word-for-word by Nina after [[EpicFail single-handedly blowing an immunity challenge]].
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* GenkiGirl
* HiddenDepths: Basically, she was a complete ditz and defended her ditziness by saying "I'm only 22". At the final tribal council, she delivered a WhamLine revealing that she survived open heart surgery when she was very young, and within a year of playing ''Survivor'', she would have to have open heart surgery which she might not survive. (This brought some of her ditziness into DudeNotFunny territory, as some people thought making fun of her was in bad taste.) Fortunately, [[ForegoneConclusion her presence in Blood vs. Water means she did survive]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: Actually said [[TemptingFate “Blindsides are always fun and exciting!”]] at her last tribal council. Then she found herself on the ouch end, and was even less of a GracefulLoser than [[Characters/SurvivorRedemptionIsland Ashley Underwood]]. To her credit, she got over her bitterness by the final tribal council, and consciously chose to avert this trope by voting for Kim (whom she had blamed for the betrayal) regardless.
* InSeriesNickname: Alicia nicknamed her "Kittykat."
* InTheHood: Her Pink Hoodie.
* IveHeardOfThatWhatIsIt: Kat's immediate reaction when Jeff told them about Colton's appendicitis:
--> "Oh, my God!! (beat) [[TheDitz What is that?]]"
* LazyBum: Again accused by at least one Salani.
* TheMillstone: Single-handedly lost the second immunity challenge for Salani by not listening to ''anything'' anyone was telling her.
* MsFanservice
* NaiveNewcomer: Was she ever.
* ThePollyanna: If her HiddenDepths are any indication.
* PluckyComicRelief
* TemptingFate: See Hypocrite
* ThousandYardStare: Immediately after getting voted off. She says nothing, just stares blankly as her torch is snuffed and then slowly staggers off into the night.

[[folder:Troy "Troyzan" Robertson]]

Troy was a candidate for [[Characters/SurvivorCambodia Second Chance season]] but wasn't voted back on. He eventually returned for Game Changers.

* AntiHero
* AscendedFanboy: This is particularly apparent when he won his first individual immunity challenge. In his exit interview, he mentioned that he's been applying since ''[[Characters/SurvivorBorneo Borneo]]'' and almost made it on [[Characters/SurvivorGuatemala Guatemala]].
* BadassBeard
* BadassGrandpa: While not a grandpa, Troyzan was the oldest person to win individual immunity this season.
* CatchPhrase: "This is ''my'' island!"
* CoolOldGuy
* CrazySurvivalist
* DefiantToTheEnd: Tried his damnedest to break the women's alliance even when it became clear that he had no chance of surviving the vote.
* {{Determinator}}
* GrumpyOldMan: Became more and more noticeable after Jay's elimination, when he realized that Kim had betrayed him.
* IneffectualLoner: Once he ran out of allies Troyzan became fatalistically aggressive, fighting hard for immunity and openly opposing Kim and her team at every turn.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Jay.
* JerkJustifications: Type 2 and Type 3, but especially Type 2.
* {{Keet}}: A rare grown-up version.
* LargeHam
* OlderThanTheyLook: Would you believe he's over 50 years old? He looks probably ten years younger than that.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "Troyzan"
* SitcomArchNemesis: At first with Greg, simply for a similar nickname.
-->''He'' can't be Tarzan!... because I'm ''Troy''zan!
* ThanatosGambit: Stage-whispers "do it" into Kat's ear right after being voted out, presumably in an attempt to plant the seeds of discord within the women's alliance. It's implied to have contributed to the other women turning on Kat in the following episode.

[[folder:Leif Manson]]

* BewareTheHonestOnes: [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Lets slip to Bill that Colton was targeting him for elimination]]. When Colton and Tarzan find this out, [[BerserkButton they do not react well]].
* TheDitherer: Seemed prone to going along with whoever happens to be talking to him at the moment.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: As seen in several brief shots, he apparently sleeps inside a small wooden crate.
* GenreBlind: Seems to be completely in the dark about Survivor strategy. In spite of knowing full well that he's destined for the chopping block along with the rest of the men, he makes no effort to consolidate votes with the others until it's far too late.
* HandicappedBadass: First "little person" to play Survivor.
* NiceHat: Wore a dark grey fedora.
* OutOfFocus
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* TokenMinority: Given his apparent cluelessness about how the game actually works, his casting as the first little person on Survivor is largely believed to have been this.

[[folder:Jay Byars]]

* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Told the women in his alliance that Troyzan was becoming paranoid and planned to play his immunity idol at tribal council. Unfortunately, the women ''were'' planning to [[ProperlyParanoid betray the men]], and Jay's attempt to sell Troyzan only put him at the top of the hitlist in his stead.
* IdiotBall: In his final episode, he seemed to be clinging to it.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Troyzan.
* LonghairedPrettyBoy
* MrFanservice: Works as a model in real life.
* OhCrap: Seen in his expression at tribal council as all the votes against him and Troyzan are read out, and he realized that Kim has betrayed them. Made all the more poignant given that he'd basically signed his own execution order by snitching to her, in spite of Troyzan warning him that she wasn't to be trusted.
* OnlySaneMan: Was easily the most level-headed guy on the original Manano tribe. After the tribes merged... [[TookALevelInDumbass not so much]].
* TheQuisling / ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Once he saw the other five members of Manono aligning against his alliance of four, he ditched his original alliance and votes with them to oust Matt. Following the merge he abandoned most of them in turn to join up with Kim and Chelsea.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves
* SouthernFriedGenius: Until his boot episode.
* TallDarkAndSnarky

[[folder:Michael Jefferson]]

* TheBigGuy: For Salani after the tribal shuffle.
* DragonAscendant: Originally Matt's right-hand man, he started strategizing more and more after Matt's elimination, including throwing Leif under the bus after Matt's elimination. After the tribal shuffle, he was quickly able to get in good with his new tribemates.
* IdenticalStranger: He bears a sharp resemblance to [[Characters/SurvivorTocantins Joe Dowdle]].
* LoopholeAbuse: AintNoRule saying he can't steal the other tribe's supplies.
* OutOfFocus: Is mostly memorable for stealing the other tribe's supplies during the premiere. After that, he largely fades into the background until his boot episode.
* TwoFirstNames

[[folder:Jonas Otsuji]]

* TheEveryman
* NumberTwo: To Colton.
* ThePawn: Admitted that he was perfectly willing to play lapdog to Colton as long as he could use it to get further in the game. But then Colton left before the merge...
* PoorCommunicationKills: His boot episode was practically a case study on how ''not'' to communicate with your alliance. First he had [[HeadbuttingHeroes a big fight with Tarzan]] over [[LockedOutOfTheLoop not being told about the latest plan]], then scrambles to apologize later when he realized the [[DividedWeFall opposing alliance is gunning for him]]. He still thought that Tarzan's plan to vote out Kat was a terrible idea, but [[CannotSpitItOut decided to keep his mouth shut]]... then abruptly changed his mind at tribal council, where he suddenly tries to talk everyone into voting out Mike instead, [[DiggingYourselfDeeper thus offending both]] Mike ''and'' Tarzan. Needless to say, Jonas was voted out that night.
* TeamChef: A sushi chef, to be precise. He also made his own version of potato chips out of coconuts and sea water.
* WorthyOpponent: Some of the women, Chelsea in particular, apparently saw him as this.

! Voted Out

[[folder:Colton Cumbie]]

Colton would return(much to the [[WTHCastingAgency Fans Objections]]) for Blood Vs. Water this his Fiance, [[StraightGay Caleb Bankston]].

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: He is arguably the [[TheScrappy single most hated contestant]] of all time
* AlliterativeName
* AlphaBitch: A [[SpearCounterpart Male version]] Especially after teaming up with Alicia; the two acted just like a high school GirlPosse.
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: The audience once he left. Although without a clear villain for the rest of the season, things got REALLY freaking dull.
* AscendedFanboy: Colton even had a Survivor-themed Birthday party once.
* BackstabbingTheAlphaBitch: Has claimed, in post-game interviews, that he was actually preparing to do this to Alicia on the very day he was evacuated.
* BreakTheHaughty: Was reduced to a fetal position and sobbing in pain from his illness.
* CampGay
* CardCarryingVillain
* DiscOneFinalBoss: The merge occurred relatively early, after he was pulled from the game.
* DrunkWithPower: He started the game as an insecure and neurotic outcast, but then the "misfits" rallied around his hidden immunity idol and it went to his head. Succeeding in voting out Matt, the head of the rival alliance, made it worse.
* FishOutOfWater: In the first few episodes especially, he came across as a 'country-club kid' who'd never so much as gone camping prior to the game. He did [[LazyBum little-to-nothing to help around camp]], [[GenreBlind made it perfectly clear]] that he [[IrrationalHatred hated most of his tribemates for little reason]], and spent the first several days sulking and acting miserable. But then he [[TookALevelInJerkass found himself in a position of power]]...
* FreudianExcuse: Apparently, only his mom accepts him for being gay.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Started out seeming extremely neurotic and desperate, with no real chance of gaining any power on the men's tribe. Things quickly started to change after he got his hands on an immunity idol.
* GayConservative
* IrrationalHatred: Towards Bill. It's pretty hard to tell exactly what Colton hates about him so much, and it leads to many UnfortunateImplications. [[NoodleIncident Apparently Bill threw his idol into the ocean]].
* [[KarmicDeath Karmic Elimination]]: Even a few of his tribemates point out that karma got him in the end.
* {{Jerkass}}: He makes [[Characters/SurvivorSamoa Russell]] [[Characters/SurvivorHeroesVsVillains Hantz]] look like a downright decent guy in comparison.
** TheAtoner: Apologized for most of his behavior at the reunion show. Then again though, it's pretty obvious Leif hadn't forgotten what he said...
* LazyBum: Which is actually ''quite'' the contrast with his beliefs.
* NonGameplayElimination: For medical reasons, though it's not clear what the issue was. A medic was brought in and found symptoms of ''something'', and appendicitis was suggested - but when Colton returned in [[Characters/SurvivorBloodVsWater Blood vs Water]], Probst accused him of ''faking'' his illness completely.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Where to begin with this guy?
** He called Bill "ghetto trash", referred to Leif as a Munchkin (before saying he's going to kick him back to [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Oz]]) and then decides to also call him an [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Oompa-Loompa]]). After the tribes swapped, he then started treating Christina in much the same way as Bill, mocking her not just in confessional but right to her face, even telling her she was worthless and should [[KickTheDog jump into the fire]].
* SissyVillain
* SmugSnake: See "Drunk With Power" above.
* TokenEvilTeammate: To the men.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Though he only revealed it during [[Characters/SurvivorBloodVsWater the second time he played.]]

[[folder:Monica Culpepper]]

Monica would return for Blood vs Water with her [[HappilyMarried Husband]], Brad.

* ActionMom: Jeff boasted her as one of the most physically adept women to ever play.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Was Manono's strongest, most level-headed and co-ordinated member after the tribal shuffle, but her tribemates saw her as a social threat and (except for Christina) voted her off.

[[folder:Bill Posley]]

* BlackBestFriend: To everyone on Manono except Colton.
* DiggingYourselfDeeper: It was harmless enough that he wanted to clear the air with Colton. However, Colton said he didn't want to talk, and almost anyone else would have taken the hint.
* FunnyAfro
* GracefulLoser
* {{Keet}}: Insanely hyperactive, cheerful and prone to [[TalkativeLoon barely-coherent running off at the mouth]].

[[folder:Matt Quinlan]]

* AnalogyBackfire: Described the alpha males as a group of "roosters" collectively leading the "chickens" on the tribe around. After he got voted out in the same episode, viewers noted that actual roosters don't work together, they engage in literal cockfights with each other.
* BigBadWannabe: He also said he played the best game out of anyone there.
* MrFanservice
* RealityShowGenreBlindness: Apparently didn't even consider the possibility of his alliance of four being outvoted by the other ''five''.
** Some of this was ManipulativeEditing; in post-show interviews he made it clear that he actually thought he was in good with Colton and Colton would be voting with him.
* StrawMisogynist

[[folder:Nina Acosta]]

* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: Pointed out that Kat cost them the challenge.
* CoolOldLady: The oldest woman of the season. Almost became the first female S.W.A.T. officer in Los Angeles. The only reason she didn't was because of discrimination laws at the time.
* TheLoad: Was thought of this by her tribemates and why she was voted out.

[[folder:Kourtney Moon]]

* GameBreakingInjury: Broke her wrist in three places and had to have corrective surgery after falling into a net wrong.
* GracefulLoser: Her boot speech was remarkably classy and [[TearJerker touching]], particularly given the rather ignominious nature of her elimination.
* [[NiceHat Nice Hats]]: She showed up in a black cap that looked a like a shark or dolphin; her profile picture shows her with a yellow cap.
* NonGameplayElimination: The earliest one in the series thus far - three days in, on the ''first episode''.
* {{Tomboy}}
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As well as being the earliest evacuee ever, she is ignored along with Nina at the reunion.
* WrenchWench: Works in motorcycle repair.