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Characters: Big Brother 14

Big Brother 14 Houseguest Tropes

Alliances

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     The Quack Pack 

The Quack Pack (Dan, Britney, Shane, Danielle, Ian)

     The Silent Six 

The Silent Six (Dan, Mike, Britney, Frank, Danielle, Shane)

     Team TITS 

Team TITS (Wil, Jenn, Ashley)

     The Surgeons 

The Surgeons (Dan, Danielle)

     Team Touche 

Team Touche (Dan, Britney, Shane, Danielle)

     The Renegades 2. 0 

The Renegades 2.0 (Dan, Ian)

     Chilltown 2. 0 

Chilltown 2.0v (Boogie, Frank)

     Alpha, Omega, Bye 

Alpha, Omega, Bye (Britney, Danielle)

The Newbies

     Jodi Rollins 

Jodi Rollins

Born: (age 42)
Hometown: Calipatria, California
Occupation: Restaurant Server

     Kara Monaco 

Kara Monaco

Born: February 26, 1983 (age 29)
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Model


     Willie Hantz 

Willie Hantz

Born: October 17, 1977 (age 34)
Hometown: Dayton, Texas
Occupation: Tankerman

     Jo Jo Spatafora 

Jo Jo Spatafora

Born: August 27, 1985 (age 26)
Hometown: Staten Island, New York
Occupation: Bartender


     Wil Heuser 

Wil Heuser

Born: July 28, 1987 (age 25)
Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
Occupation: Marketing Consultant


     Ashley Iocco 

Ashley Iocco

Born: October 30, 1985 (age 26)
Hometown: West Hollywood, California
Occupation: Mobile Spray Tanner


     Frank Eudy 

Frank Eudy

Born: April 24, 1984 (age 28)
Hometown: Naples, Florida
Occupation: Unemployed


     Joe Arvin 

Joe Arvin

Born: April 16, 1971 (age 41)
Hometown: Schererville, Indiana
Occupation: Chef

  • Bad Liar: Joe was not good at lying at all.
  • Believing Their Own Lies
  • Big Eater: Comes with being a chef for a living.
  • The Cassandra: Comes across a little more on the live feeds than the show, but Joe actually did have effective game instincts and was good at figuring other people's plots and schemes. He was the only person to stay suspicious of Dan the whole way through. However after he's put on the block in week three, he's cut off from most of the alliances in the house, doesn't win any competitions, and is unable to make an impact in the game.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Many of the houseguests thought Joe was rather strange and off beat.
  • The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: On a few occasions, he uses the bathroom, then handles food, and doesn't even wash his hands.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Joe's DR's are quite witty and hilarious.
  • Informed Ability: Zig-Zagged. He's a chef, but people usually call him a Lethal Chef. Then again though, it's worth pointing out that he may know how to cook, just make it good. Or maybe everyone was just poking fun with him.
  • Elimination Houdini: While Frank was nominated more times overall, Joe faced eviction a total of five times.
  • Genre Savvy: Ironically. he put himself in a very good spot in the house. While the targets are focused on Dan, Frank, Boogie, and Ashley? Nobody's looking at him. He even tells Shane (When he wants Boogie out) that he'll vote along with him specifically so he won't be the replacement nominee. In the end, however, he admits he was just outplayed.
  • Happily Married
  • Hot-Blooded: Joe is passionate and hot headed.
  • In-Series Nickname: Eagle Eye Joe.
  • Large Ham
  • Motor Mouth: Once Joe gets talking, he can't stop, especially when it's about himself.
  • The Munchausen: He claims that he invented the branding for I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!.
  • No Indoor Voice: Worse than even Sharon. But he only does it in the diary room; on the feeds he speaks with a normal volume.
    • Hilariously lampshaded by his family who said, "STOP SHOUTING!"
    • Lampshaded again by his wife:
    "I'm Sarah and I'm Joe's- no, wait, I'M SARAH AND I'M JOE'S WIFE!"
    • Wil even gets in on this!
  • Non-Action Guy
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: He was legitimately trying to win challenges, just could never catch up to the people he had 20 years on in physical challenges.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser
  • The Sixth Ranger: Was brought in as a last-minute replacement to somebody named Mike (not as in "Boogie"), who quit the competition just days before the season began.
  • Team Chef: Uses this as part of his strategy.

     Jenn Arroyo 

Jenn Arroyo

Born: March 20, 1975 (age 37)
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Occupation: Musician

     Shane Meaney 

Shane Meaney

Born: December 9, 1985 (age 26)
Hometown: Bennington, Vermont
Occupation: House Flipper

  • The Ace: After a month in the house, he's already won three veto competitions (in a row!) and two HoH reigns. Then, he proceeded to make himself the Veto King, winning the veto four times total.
  • Action Guy: Has won the most competitions of the season along side Frank and Ian.
  • Ambiguously Gay: He seems to follow a lot of male models on Twitter, with one of them even being a former gay porn actor.
    • Probably part of his strategy. If he were to be too romantic with Danielle, it would be seen as a "showmance" and he might be targeted for eviction.note  He seems to be settling down with her now, though.
  • Badass: One of the most competitive players of the season along with Frank.
  • Battle Couple: With Danielle. As a duo, they won a total of 11 competitions.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Shane is a nice, loyal guy but DO NOT betray or cross him.
  • Big Good: Shane was perceived as the ultimate good, nice guy of the season, hence the nickname, Captain America.
  • The Bore
  • Captain America: This was Shane's nickname given to him by the other house guests. Most of it had to do with the fact that Shane was the heroic, noble nice guy who was incredibly athletic with good looks.
  • The Casanova/The Charmer/Chick Magnet: Shane flirted with many women in the house, primarily Danielle, Kara and JoJo.
  • Competition Freak: Shane is tied with Frank and Ian with the most competition wins of the season, which is 7.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: Shane had conflicting feelings on whether to be loyal to his coach Britney or his best friend and "showmance", Danielle. He eventually ended up choosing Danielle over Britney though when Shane ended up voting out Britney when Britney and Danielle were both on the block facing eviction.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • The Determinator: Shane's determination and persistance is what brings out his competitive side.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Shane nominated both Frank and Boogie; Boogie was evicted under Shane's HOH reign.
    • Also voted out his own coach Britney over Danielle.
  • Ditzy Genius: Shane is very book smart (he's pre-med after all and graduated with a high GPA) but he has almost little to no logic or common sense.
  • Everyone Can See It: Although Shane and Danielle often referred to themselves as just friends and not a showmance, almost every single houseguest in the house could see that they were more than friends.
  • Expy: A lot of fans often compared Shane to Big Brother 11's and 13's Jeff Schroeder. Even Dan openly compared Shane to Jeff, referring to Shane as "Jeff Schroeder 2.0". Shane has personally compared himself to Big Brother 12's and 13's Brendon Villegas.
  • The Fettered
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Frank throughout the game.
  • Friendly Enemy: With Frank.
  • Gender-Blender Name: His name Shane can be used for both males and females as it is a unisex name.
  • Genius Ditz: While Shane is very good at competitions and a solid competitor, he has almost little to no game logic. He is way too trusting, naive and gullible.
  • Genius Bruiser
  • Genre Blind: Seriously, you expected to go on the block and thought Dan would take out Ian?!
  • Good Is Boring
  • Good Is Not Dumb
  • Heroic BSOD: Shane has a huge one when he is absolutely blindsided by Dan voting him out at final four.
  • Hollywood New England: Shane is originally from Vermont.
  • Honor Before Reason: Shane is very upstanding, honest and trustworthy. He believes in keeping his word as much as possible, which is what managed to get him evicted in the end.
  • Humble Hero: Shane is very attractive and has many good qualities, but he is not at all cocky and arrogant like Frank is.
  • Hunk
  • I Gave My Word
  • Idiot Ball: Shane was completely okay with Danielle using the F4 POV on Dan and putting Shane up on the block, knowing that there is a high possibility that Dan will end up voting him out and blindsiding him. Seriously Shane? Dumbest move since Marcellus not using the POV to save himself from the block.
  • Idiot Hero: See Idiot Ball.
  • In-Series Nickname: Captain America. Also, Mr. Vermont, Mr Vermont 2010, Mr. Cosmopolitan, and Mr. Cosmo because he was the 2010 Cosmo Bachelor for Vermont.
  • Linear Warriors, Quadratic Wizards: Clearly of the linear warrior type - early on, seems like this guy was able to power his way into the finals. Later on? He finishes in dead last in two competitions in a row while Ian leaves him in the dirt...until the final five.
  • Lovable Jock: Shane is very athletic, but he's generally a nice, humble guy.
  • Magnetic Hero: Everybody in the house loved Shane. Nobody had a bad word to say about him.
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • My Greatest Failure: Trusting Dan too much and staying loyal was definitely Shane's biggest downfall.
  • Nice Guy: Oh so much. Almost to a fault.
  • Perma Stubble
  • Real Men Love Jesus
  • Real Men Wear Pink: But the Brigade doesn't think so!
  • The Reliable One
  • Religious Bruiser: He's Catholic.
  • The Rival: To Dan later on in the game. Most of this had to do with Dan and Shane subtly fighting over Danielle's loyalty. Also, Shane took a long time to forgive Dan for evicting him.
  • The Smart Guy: Shane is Pre-Med and graduated with a 3.8 GPA.
  • Spiky Hair
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome
  • Trapped By Debt: His motivation for playing the game. He finished pretty far.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Quack Pack. Unfortunately, his undying loyalty to his alliance ended up hurting him in the end.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Danielle throughout the season.
  • Worthy Opponent: Dan saw Shane as this, which was his primary reason for evicting him and blindsiding him.

     Danielle Murphree 

Danielle Murphree

Born: April 23, 1989 (age 23)
Hometown: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Occupation: Nurse

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Deep down, Shane thought of Danielle as this.
  • Action Fashionista: Daniele loves fashion, clothing, and makeup.
  • Action Girl: Danielle was the only girl to win HOH and POV of the season. She won 2 HOH's and 2 POV's.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: In regards to Shane. Although Danielle was obviously crazy about Shane, it didn't seem as though Shane felt the same way about Danielle romantically.
  • Always Second Best/Always Someone Better: Danielle felt this way about Kara in regards to Dan. She felt that Dan favoured Kara over her.
  • Arch-Enemy: Janelle. Danielle had an irrational hatred for her.
  • Axe Crazy: Danielle was often perceived or thought of this way by many fans, hence the fan nickname "Cray Cray".
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Her odd, tumultuous, and chaotic relationship with Dan. Every time Dan ended up hurting her, blindsiding her, or betraying her, Danielle would almost end up immediately forgiving Dan afterwards. Although they had many ups and downs in the game, there is no doubt that there was some sort of bond, trust and loyalty between the two, no matter how unhealthy their relationship was.
  • Badass: Downplayed. Sometimes Danielle needed her showmantic partner (Shane) to keep her safe or her coach (Dan) to constantly manipulate and scheme for her, Danielle was still rather competitive and she was good at scheming, lying and manipulating when the time called for her to do so.
  • Battle Couple: With Shane. Together, the two were tough competitors and were the dynamic duo/show mance of the season. Together, they won a total of 11 competitions, with Shane winning 3 HoH's/4 PoV's and Danielle winning 2 HoH's/2 PoV's.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: There is a reason why many fans called Danielle delusional.
  • Betty and Veronica: Danielle was the Betty to Jo Jo's Veronica for Shane's Archie. She was also the Archie for Shane's Betty and Dan's Veronica (except non-romantically on Dan's side).
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Danielle appears to be a sweet, nice Southern girl but she has a very bitchy, catty side to her.
  • Brainless Beauty: Danielle may not be "dumb" per se, but she sometimes made some silly decisions during the game, especially giving up the Veto to Dan at F4, resulting in Shane getting evicted by Dan. Also, it seemed that Danielle's gameplay was more about getting into a showmance, then actually playing the game.
  • Break the Cutie: For a coach, Dan is definitely not very nice to her...
  • Broken Bird
  • Catch Phrase: "Y'all".
  • The Chick: Of The Quack Pack.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Seems to have developed a crush on both Shane and Dan and is very clingy to both.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Danielle came off as ditzy and idealistic with her head in the clouds. Sometimes audience members would think she is sometimes delusional or overly naive.
  • Consummate Liar: Danielle lied about many things in the house about her personal life that it was hard to tell whether or not everything she was saying was the truth. This not only occurred inside the house, but her lying also extended outside of the house.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: What Dan tried to do to Danielle was to get her to lie, manipulate and backstab others, including her own allies in order to secure he and Danielle farther in the game. It worked, considering it got Danielle to the Final 3 and Dan to the Final 2.
  • Cute and Psycho: To many Big Brother fans, Danielle comes off as crazy. Her nickname amongst the fan base is "Cray Cray".
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: There are quite a few viewers who found her voice really high pitched and annoying, especially during her DR sessions.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Danielle has her moments of wit and humour.
  • The Determinator: Danielle is a fighter and is not the type to quit or give up.
  • Dixie Accent: Danielle has a strong Southern accent since she hails from Alabama.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Notices the coaches are considering forming a coach's alliance...decides to go in the plan to backdoor Janelle.
  • The Ditz: Danielle sometimes came off as rather ditzy and flighty with her head in the clouds. However, this could have been her strategy in the house to not appear as smart as she really is. While she is a nurse, she's likely just not very street smart.
  • The Dragon: To Dan. But more like a puppet. She did everything he said. Unlike with Boogie and Frank, who both loved each other, Dan used Danielle like a used tissue.
  • Enforced Method Acting: Dan never told Danielle that he was going to throw her under the bus, so her reactions when Dan goes after her are genuine.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Dan consistently betrayed Danielle and her trust yet Danielle kept on forgiving him and trusting him, when she really shouldn't have.
  • Everyone Can See It: Her relationship with Shane. Nearly everyone in the house could see that Danielle and Shane were more than just friends and saw the possibility of a showmance happening between them.
  • Genre Blind: Great job sending your showmance out the door and letting Dan get a free ride to the end.
  • Girly Bruiser
  • Girly Girl
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Danielle has a strong jealous streak.
  • Hello, Nurse!: A literal example.
  • Heroic BSOD: An epic example on Day 69 when Shane was evicted. Her status as The Woobie has truly been set in stone now.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Britney. They became very close in the house and even formed an alliance.
  • Horrible Judge of Character
  • Hospital Hottie: Well, she is a nurse. See Hello, Nurse!.
  • It's All About Me: Danielle is very self-centered and self-absorbed. When did Danielle never not make everything about her?
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Danielle's crush or showmance with Shane basically cost her 500 grand.
  • Meganekko: Danielle wore glasses from time to time.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Na´ve Everygirl: Danielle was known to be extremely naive. She bought everything that Dan said to her and could never tell when Dan was telling her things she wanted to hear. Because of Danielle's naivety, she would often end up shocked or hurt by Dan's blindsides and actions towards her.
  • Odd Couple: Some viewers thought that Danielle's relationship or showmance with Shane was really weird or awkward.
  • Odd Friendship: With Dan. Although it seemed as though Dan and Danielle were close, it seemed to be purely for game purposes on Dan's side. Danielle, however, was a huge fangirl of Dan since S10 and was extremely hurt when Dan betrayed her TWICE. Yet, even when Dan betrayed her, she still forgive him and continued to be in an alliance with him and trust him.
  • Playing the Victim Card: Danielle would often play the role of victim as a strategy to farther herself in the game.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Britney.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: In regards to Shane.
  • Southern Belle: Danielle is from Alabama and she was often referred to this on the show by all of the house guests. In fact, it was her nickname while in the house.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Let's just say that she's way more into Shane than he is into her.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Danielle was cast as the Big Brother 14's Jordan Lloyd very early in the game.
  • Sweet Home Alabama: Originally hails from Alabama.
  • Took a Level in Badass: On two accounts. First, that she won Head of Household when she actually didn't really need itnote . Second, when she nominated and evicted Janelle, after getting the veto.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: After Ian tells her that he's taking Dan, she proceeds to treat him with disdain AND threatens to rig the jury to vote for Dan instead. Doesn't really work as neither she or Dan were well-liked by the jury.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Danielle was the last girl standing in the final four with Dan, Ian, and Shane.
    • She was also the only female to win the HoH title of the season. She won it twice.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Not evicting Dan has to be one of the stupidest moves ever done in the game. Apparently she never considered that he might want to win, too.
  • The Woobie: Her backstory heavily implies her father was abusive and a raging alcoholic. And then Dan makes her cry for no reason, other than Enforced Method Acting. He continues to shatter her even more by putting her on the block and asking her to get rid of her showmance, which she said "no" to. Dan even told her that he would have taken Ian. Let's just say if there's anyone who gets any sympathy votes, it's her.
  • Yandere: While not psychotic, she definitely seemed to be obsessed with Shane.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: One of Danielle's fears are snakes.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Shane throughout the season.

     Ian Terry 

Ian Terry

Born: March 19, 1991 (age 21)
Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
Occupation: Engineering Student

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Ashley kind of sees him as being this.
  • The Ace: Won two vetos and won 4 eligible HoHs in a row which also ties the show's record of HoHs to a single person in a season.
  • Adorkable: When he got his second HoH, he did a little dance in his bed. Plus, he happily discusses anything Science related with his housemates with eager enthusiasm.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Ian was picked on and shunned by many of the house guests earlier in the game because many of them though Ian was very strange and exhibited odd behaviour.
  • Always Save the Girl: In regards to both Ashley and Britney. Eventually averted with both as Ian nominated Ashley and Britney was nominated by Frank and both were evicted.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Lots of people suspect that he may have Asperger's Syndrome, due to his awkwardness around fellow housemates and his unusual behavior (like, walking around the house in his underwear late at night, looking at his reflection in the fridge door and slapping his butt).
    • Less ambiguous as of the Sept. 5 episode. Ian has told Dan that he apparently has an ADHD/OCD combo that basically makes him uncomfortable if he stays still for too long. So he's always moving around in some way. He even admits that he "stims", something usually seen with autistic people.
  • And I Must Scream: A Pandora's Box has of all people Rachel giving him advice on how to play the game...and laughs for thirty seconds straight. And he can't leave the room! Poor boy. Subverted in that he managed to escape, and that he thankfully wasn't trapped in the house with her.
  • Annoying Younger Houseguest: Especially in the beginning. Ian is the youngest houseguest of the season and the majority of the other house guests seemed to find Ian annoying in the beginning of the game.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Has been watching the show since he was 10. He prides himself as being a human Big Brother encyclopedia.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Ian can never keep still and he is always moving. This is because Ian suffers from a combination of ADHD/OCD.
  • Badass/Badass Adorable: Despite being a nerd and a small guy, he is actually quite the competitor. He had a total of seven competition wins, tying the physical and dominant threats, Shane and Frank.
    • Badass Bookworm: Ian is very intelligent and book smart. He's an engineering student.
    • Badass Bystander: Frank blindsided Britney, Ian's closest ally in the game. As a result, Ian Took a Level in Badass.
    • Badass Unintentional
    • Hidden Badass: Who would have honestly suspected that the socially awkward loner would outlast and outsmart everyone in the end, including one of the best players in Big Brother history (Dan)?
    • Took a Level in Badass: Especially after Britney was blindsided and evicted at Frank's hands. At that point, it was game on for Ian and game over for Frank.
  • Bash Brothers: With Dan.
  • Better as Friends: His relationship with Ashley.
  • Betty and Veronica: Ian is the Betty to Frank's Veronica for Ashley's Archie.
  • Beware the Nice Ones/Beware the Quiet Ones: Ian is generally a calm Nice Guy but do not mess with him. He has a bit of a temper when provoked.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Ian is the one who is responsible both indirectly and directly for Boogie and Frank being evicted from the game.
  • The Big Easy: Ian is from New Orleons, Louisiana.
  • Bowties Are Cool: Is sometimes seen wearing them from time to time. Seems to be a part of Ian's wardrobe and adds to his adorkable qualities.
  • Breakout Character
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Ian is really strange, offbeat and quirky, but he is very smart and brilliant and NOT to be underestimated.
  • Butt Monkey/The Chew Toy: Ian was the easy target to pick on or make fun of in the house, mostly because of his social awkwardness.
  • Cannot Talk to Women: Ian admits that he's awkward around the ladies.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Ian gets drunks really easily. A couple of beers and he gets pretty rowdy, mouthy and obnoxious.
  • Character Development: Goes from being a self-conscious, socially awkward, friendless loner who all of the houseguests dislike to a more confident, sociable, and well-liked houseguest in the game. Ian definitely had one of the best journey's and growth in the game.
  • The Chessmaster: Not to the same extent as Dan though.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Ian comes off as really weird, quirky and eccentric to his fellow housemates.
  • Cool Loser: Ian is initially a socially awkward loner, but he eventually becomes well liked by his fellow house guests and becomes more sociable as the game progresses. Not to mention, he manages to win the season.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: And how!
    • Special mention to his closing speech to the jury on finale night. Danielle reveals in her jury question that Dan would've taken her had Ian not won the final Head of Household competition. Instead of flustering Ian as most people expected, Ian ran with that information and SLAMMED Dan hard in his closing speech, mentioning that Dan gave him his grandfather's cross for collateral! This could have been a key factor for the unsure votes.
  • Cute Bookworm/Bookworm: Ian is an intelligent guy and very book smart.
  • Cute Bruiser: Ian may be a small guy but he is NOT to be underestimated.
  • Cute Clumsy Guy/Dojikko: Add's to Ian's adorableness.
  • The Cutie: Ian is so loveable and adorable that you can't help but root for him when you look at him.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: If this guy gets to the end, he can win. Even Dr. Will and Jeff have said that he's likely to win...within the first month.
    • And they were right! How remarkably prescient of them.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Ian is capable of incredibly wit, humour and sarcasm.
  • The Determinator: Ian is one of the most determined house guests of the season. He NEVER gives up.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Ian is the one responsible for both Boogie and Frank's evictions.
    • Also, beating Dan in a 6-1 in the final two.
  • Ditzy Genius: Ian is very smart and brilliant but there were plenty of times when he was unaware of what was actually going on in the house.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Ashley. Ian liked Ashley but Ashley wasn't romantically interested in him.
  • Dork Knight
  • The Dragon: For Dan.
  • Elimination Houdini: Even if he never realized it. The other members of the Quack Pack were targeting him since the first Double Eviction and planned on taking him out after Frank. He went on a massive comp run, winning three HoHs and two vetos. By doing so, Ian effectively took out the "goats" i.e. the players who would be easy to beat in the F2. This stopped Dan from having an ideal F2 partner and led Dan to having to evict Shane, someone he didn't think he could beat in the final HoHs, at F4 and save Ian. Ian would win the last HoH, evict Danielle, and beat Dan in the F2.
  • Friendless Background
  • Geek/Nerd: Ian is definitely the token geek or nerd of the season.
  • Geek Physique: Ian is of the skinny variation.
  • Geeky Turn-On: Ashley found Ian very adorable and endearing.
  • Genki Boy: Especially when Ian gets excited or nervous.
  • Genre Blind: Ironically he never seemed to consider that Dan might actually win, or that Jenn could be an easier to person to beat. And yet, he somehow managed to pull off a 6-1 end, even denying Dan ideal goats in the process - so maybe he was just covering his mistakes.
  • Genre Savvy: Incredibly so. His strategy? To take every single punishment that comes along so people think they can beat him easily.
    • Best of all, he won a free Veto during Pandora's Box giving him a free pass to next week whether he's targeted for eviction or not.
  • Give Geeks a Chance: In regards to his showmance with Ashley.
  • The Glasses Gotta Go: Some fans think that Ian is way more attractive without his glasses.
  • Good Is Not Nice
  • Good Is Not Soft
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Pink boxers with white polka dots. Only shown once.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Ian has a bit of a jealous streak, especially in regards to Ashley's relationship with Frank.
  • Guile Hero
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Ian doesn't think too much of himself. He's rather humble.
  • Hollywood Nerd: Ian is very cute, especially without his glasses. His glasses make him look more like a nerd.
  • Hopeless Suitor: To Ashley, who is obviously more interested in Frank.
  • Humble Hero
  • Internalized Categorism: Ian sometimes exhibited the habit of putting himself down because he felt that he didn't belong or fit in with the other house guests. Dan even consistently told Ian to not put himself down and to be confident and think as positively as he can about himself. This is eventually averted as Ian builds confidence within himself as the game progresses.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: In regards to Ashley. When Ian was HOH, he nominated Ashley alongside Frank, his former team mate. Ashley ended up being evicted under Ian's HOH reign and Ian felt extremely guilty and bad for it afterwards.
  • If I Can't Have You: Evicted Ashley during his quick turn as HoH, after she had more or less established that she isn't romantically interested in him like she is Frank. Granted; the reasons were more because Ashley was Frank's ally, but the editing certainly makes it come off as this!
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Ian could classify as a Type 4.
  • Linear Warriors, Quadratic Wizards: Early-game, he couldn't seem to do anything, only winning his first Head of Household by default (He was trying to throw it)...yet later on, he wins two head of household competitions and a veto, managing to pull himself off the block. Heck, he won four head of household challenges total, including the final.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend
  • Lovable Nerd
  • Megane
  • The Mole: For Dan's alliance (The Quack Pack).
  • Mr. Fanservice: Many female Big Brother fans find Ian very adorable.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless
  • Nerd Glasses
  • Nerds Are Virgins: Implied.
  • Nice Guy
  • No Damage Run: Was nominated once, like Dan, but never received an eviction vote.
  • No Social Skills: Ian didn't really fit in earlier in the season and he was seen to be incredibly socially awkward. This often annoyed the other house guests. However, Ian became more more sociable as the season progressed.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Shocking considering his background and education. But since he spent the early part of the season doing wacky stuff and not discussing the game with anyone besides Frank and Boogie, a large chunk of the cast underestimated him completely. The reason he made such an effective mole was because Boogie and Frank couldn't imagine him making deals without them.
  • One of Us: He collects Pokemon cards and plays Dungeons and Dragons.
  • Proud to Be a Geek
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Ian is the Blue to Frank's Red.
  • Required Secondary Skills: During the Pandora's Box where everyone tried to get a veto out of the crane game? He intentionally lets people move the ball close, tricks them into thinking he moved it, and then sneaking back in while everyone was looking for more quarters.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Goes on one after Britney is evicted. Takes out three of the four people involved in Britney's blindside before curb stomping Dan in the F2.
  • Science Hero: Ian is a chemical engineering student.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Ian is the Sensitive Guy to Frank's Manly Man.
  • Shout-Out: His alliance is called the Quack Pack.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Gives a couple to Dan during the F2 questioning.
  • The Smart Guy
  • Smart People Wear Glasses
  • Tagalong Kid: Ian is the youngest houseguest of the season.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Suggested the alliance put up Boogie and Frank.
  • True Companions: With his fellow Quack Pack members Dan, Britney, Shane and Danielle.
  • The Unfavorite: In the beginning amongst the houseguests. Everyone seemed to dislike him and they all found him strange.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?
  • The Woobie
  • Worthy Opponent: Boogie sees him as this, even smiling when Ian told him it was him who got him out.

The Coaches

Note: They were originally playing for a separate prize, as 'coaches' for their individual teams, but entered the game as players on Day 27.

     Janelle Pierzina 

Janelle Pierzina

Born: January 10, 1980 (age 32)
Hometown: Lakeville, Minnesota
Occupation: Housewife

     Mike "Boogie" Malin 

Mike "Boogie" Malin

Born: July 16, 1970 (age 41)
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Restaurant Owner

     Britney Haynes 

Britney Haynes

Born: August 23, 1987 (age 24)
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Occupation: Pharmaceutical Sales Representative


     Dan Gheesling 

Dan Gheesling

Born: September 1, 1983 (age 28)
Hometown: West Bloomfield, Michigan
Occupation: Catholic High School Teacher

  • The Ace: Has gotten to the final two twice without a single vote cast against him. He is the only player in Big Brother history to get to the final two twice. Dan is also the only player in Big Brother history to win Big Brother with a unanimous 7-0 vote.
  • Arch-Enemy: Frank. The two were enemies in the game and continuously tried to get each other out of the house.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: During his final two questioning in season fourteen, Dan came off as too arrogant and disrespectful to the jury. It didn't help that Dan backstabbed almost every single member on the jury.
  • Badass: He's Dan Gheesling.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Subverted - he accidentally came off as too arrogant to the jury.
  • Bash Brothers: With his fellow Renegade member, Memphis during season ten.
  • Big Bad
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Ian and Danielle.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Primarily to Danielle during the fourteenth season.
    • Also to Ian in season fourteen.
  • Break the Cutie: Does this to Britney and also does it to Danielle, when he really wanted to get the target off her back.
  • Born Lucky: Returns for his second time? Gets a free ride to week four. Then he gets people who are too Genre Blind to get rid of him.
  • The Chessmaster: Dear God. The sheer number of times he has managed to trick someone into being backdoored is mind-boggling, to say the least.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Dan has no problem with betraying or stabbing people in the back in order to get farther in the game. Even his own allies.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Haven't any of these guys even seen his season?!
  • Digging Yourself Deeper: After Ian managed to slam him in the final two speech. you can spot when he realizes Oh Crap and starts trying to get votes by brown nosing.
  • Enemy Mine: Teams up with Frank in order to take out Ian and Britney.
  • Expy: Dan is often compared to Dr. Will Kirby or Boston Rob Mariano of Survivor.
  • The Face: Of the Quack Pack.
  • Faux Affably Evil: A lot of what Dan does is for pure strategy and to get him farther in the game. He often acts like he cares about his houseguests, which might be true, but on the Confession Cam he always talks about his game primarily.
  • Feed the Mole: Dan was basically covering for Ian, who was The Mole for The Quack Pack. As a result, Dan was taking all of the heat for Ian while he (Ian) was receiving info from the other side of the house (i.e. Boogie, Jenn and Frank) for the Quack Pack's benefit.
  • Good All Along: All his actions were for Danielle's safety in the game, and he admitted it was Enforced Method Acting. She's even the one person who Dan never seemed to go after or even consider throwing under the bus until the end.
  • Graceful Loser: To Ian. Even though he didn't end up winning and came in second place, Dan still believed that Ian deserved to win despite him losing.
  • Happily Married: To Chelsea, his beautiful wife.
  • Heel-Face Revolving Door: He just can't seem to choose a side. This really hurt him at the end.
  • Idiot Ball: For once, he actually caught it after tossing it to everyone else in the summer. A rather funny case where he held it and the Smart Ball at the same time - he basically makes plans to be in the final two with Ian, when he could have beaten Danielle who had made less moves by herself, has Joe evicted when he finally wins Head of Household, and even lets Jenn be evicted. Suffice to say, he bombed at the jury.
    • It was pointed out that he actually played very similar to Russell Hantz - a brilliant player, yet made some surprisingly bone-headed mistakes.
  • Jerkass: Oh so much.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Oops.
  • Love to Hate: Some people just love to hate him.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Managed to manipulate Ian over to his side, and manages makes Danielle his loyal sidekick.
    • He later forges an alliance with Frank and Jenn to keep himself and Danielle safe, and possibly send Britney home. Dan went so far as to claim that Danielle betrayed him, and using the emotional turmoil to keep her safe. Time will tell if this works, but the sheer audacity might put Dan into The Chessmaster or Magnificent Bastard territory.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Dan was definitely the puppetmaster and he was the one controlling everything in the house.
  • The Mentor: To Danielle, Kara and Jodi in the fourteenth season.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: By default subverted; but he messed up on the Jury and only got one vote from a reluctant Danielle.
  • No Damage Run: Never faced eviction except in the final three, no votes cast against him. He's very good at getting far in the game. However, he only received one vote to win - from Danielle, who seemed to be a tad reluctant.
  • The Obi-Wan: For Danielle. He was both her coach and her mentor throughout the game.
  • Oh Crap: You can spot this when Frank wins Head of Household. First half of the season? He's really nice, just with No Indoor Voice in the Diary room. Then when Frank opens Pandora's Box, he suddenly starts diving after people and pushing them out of the way.
    • You can also spot the moment where he realized he didn't have it won clearly and that he might actually lose - unfortunately he winds up digging himsmelf deeper.
  • Odd Friendship: With Danielle. It was really uncertain if Dan's alliance or friendship with Danielle was genuine or for game purposes. Dan would betray Danielle and blindside her yet, Danielle would immediately forgive him and go back to being in an alliance with him as if nothing had happened. Talk about odd.
  • Older and Wiser: He won Big Brother during the tenth season. Subverted in that he accidentally burns too many bridges for him to win in the fourteenth season.
  • No Indoor Voice: He's rather loud in the diary room.
  • Raised Catholic: Dan is a die-hard Catholic who grew up in a religious Catholic upbringing.
  • Religious Bruiser: But he's not afraid to lie to peoples' faces and swear on the bible, only to turn around and get them out.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: With the exception of Ashley and Danielle, every member in the jury had either been betrayed by him or directly nominated and evicted by him. (And in fact, Danielle is the only person who he did not have a hand in evicting) Given that he did play a good game, he Took a Level in Jerkass, and apparently forgot that the reason he won by a unanimous vote was because he wasn't a jackass and immediately did damage-control with the jury. The second time? He pretty much betrays everyone on the jury (Except Joe, Ashley, and Danielle, the latter of which was undoubtedly questionable), even swears on the bible and offering valuable objects as collateral for deals...let's just say this came back to bite him hard, as he loses by six votes.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Dan is the Sensitive Guy to Frank's Manly Man.
  • The Smart Guy
  • The Snark King: Dan has a very sarcastic and snarky sense of humour.
  • The Social Expert
  • The Strategist: There is never a time when Dan isn't strategizing.
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He yelled at Danielle and threw her under the bus, then made an alliance with Frank so Dan could prevent everyone from going after Danielle.
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