Wiki Headlines
We've switched servers and will be updating the old code over the next couple months, meaning that several things might break. Please report issues here.

main index




Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
Characters: Big Brother 6


One of the main reason for the success for this season is because of the battle between two different alliances, the Friendship and the Sovereign 6.

  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite most of the members are considered trainwrecks, they are competent in the HOH and POV challenges.
  • Cult: After her partner Eric leaves, Maggie ends up having almost cult-like control over everyone in the house who isn't in the Sovereign Six alliance.
  • Fan Nickname: The Nerd Herd by the (many) fans who disliked them.
  • Five-Man Band: While it started with six, it played it straight after Cappy left.
  • Human Shield
    • Jennifer, when she was targeted over other Friendship members by Janelle won HOH, after the pressure cooker week. To be fair, she did it to herself.
    • April for Maggie in the Final 4, April even stated that she would never campaign against her when Ivette is the deciding vote.
  • The Bad Guys Win: Definitely by the fans
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Ivette and April actually don't get along well. In fact, one of the main reasons that they are willing to work with each other is because of Maggie.
  • 0% Approval Rating: With the exception of Ivette, they are almost universally despised by the fan base

     Sovereign 6 


    Ashlea Evans 
  • Mistaken For Transgender: Before the show started, she is rumored to be a transgender (which is false).
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Even she herself lampshaded the fact that she is disappointed to be the first houseguest evicted, and doesn't think people got to know her.
    • Even Ivette said that she misses Ashlea the least when being questioned by Julie.
  • Why Waste a Wedding?: July 9 2005 (Day 3), she admits that she has been engaged FOUR TIMES.

    Michael Donnellan 
" In the Eric/Micheal fight, he acted like an immature brat, a rebellious child. He refused to acknowledge that other people besides him might have feelings and because he couldn’t see anything wrong with his behavior, he figured it all had to be somebody else’s problem."
  • Terrible Artist: His terrible part is actually about his flirting skills on the woman in the house, despite being a foreigner born in Paris.
    • A defining case is that while April stated her rejection, he still flirted with her. It is also the main reason for the fight with him between Eric.

    Eric Littman 

    Sarah Hrejsa 

    Kaysar Ridha 
  • Back from the Dead
  • Badass Beard
  • Determinator: Held a button for fourteen hours.
  • Disc One Final Boss
  • Irony: WonHOH, forms the Sovereign and successfully takes out Cappy, the leader of the Friendship. A week later, Maggie wonHOH, strengthened the Friendship alliance and successfully takes out Kaysar, the leader of the Sovereign.
    • Adding to the salt that Maggie is the person that is sitting next to Cappy for nomination, and replaced Cappy as the more successful leader for the Friendship.
  • La Résistance: Kaysar starts a counter-alliance against Cappy's "Friendship" after his partner Michael is evicted.
  • Real Men Love Allah
  • Smart People Play Chess: He is constantly seen playing chess in the house.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Give an opposing alliance member HOH, and gets the revolving door treatment.

    Jennifer Vasquez 
  • Accentuate the Negative: Does anybody remembers that she won the "Pressure Cooker" HOH?
  • Determinator: Held a button for fourteen hours.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: After she breaks her word to Kaysar during Week 6(only one week after he returned to the house) and evicts him, she gets insulted and berated by the rest of the Sovereigns so much that you almost begin to feel sorry for her.
  • Gossipy Hen
  • Out of Focus: She's a relatively minor character before Week 6 and 7.
  • Those Two Girls: With her partner, April.

    Rachel Plencner 
  • Determinator
  • Odd Friendship: With Howie.
  • Only Sane Woman: She's by far the most calm and level-headed person in the house.
  • Revenge Before Reason: When Ivette made it to the Final 2, she voted against Ivette because Ivette insulted her at Ivette's goodbye video to her. She even threaten Howie to vote with her, swearing not to speak with Howie again if Howie did not do so.

    James Rhine 

    Beau Beasley 

    Howie Gordon 
  • Big Eater
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Well, most of the time anyway.
  • Man Child: Howie could be the trope image for this if he were more well known.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: During the entire week when he won his first HOH, he spared any members of the Friendship (that are totally loyal to their alliance), and instead nominate James and Sarah (while not really loyal, they would rather be allied with his alliance, the Sovereign).
    • At that time, there are 5 members of the Friendship and 5 members of the Sovereign. Since Howie is the Ho H, he can't vote someone off. And since James and Sarah are both nominated and ineligible to vote, it gives the Friendship the majority to vote off anybody of that week even with the use of POV.
  • One of Us: He's a big fan of Star Wars and Superman.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He gave an epic one to April.

    April Lewis 

    Janelle Pierzina 
  • Action Girl: While not really dominant like All-Stars, it was still decent for a season where most contestants won a HOH or POV.
  • Alpha Bitch: Subverted. While Janelle could definitely be mean, it only started after the other half of the house(especially Ivette) tried to character assassinate her.
  • Determinator: Pressure cooker challenge.
  • Easily Forgiven: David Bloomberg from Reality News Online sums it up on this trope:
    • "Objectively speaking, if Janelle had not been on the alliance that I favored, I would probably found some of her actions and statements distasteful. But she was on the "right" side, I found them amusing."
  • Genius Bonus: After the final 3 Part 1 HOH, Janelle told everyone that she had bad knees and hips because of her zodiac sign. If you research the Western Zodiac sign, her's (a Capricorn) body can be frail especially towards the knees and the bone structure.
  • Hello, Nurse!
  • Hidden Depths: She once lived to Russia for a school term.
  • Odd Friendship: With Howie, Rachel, and Kaysar. They eventually become True Companions.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Kaysar leaves, Janelle starts winning tons of competitions and making the Nerd Herd's life a living hell when she's not busy evicting them.

    Ivette Corredero 

    Maggie Ausburn 
  • Alpha Bitch
  • Batman Gambit: Maggie managing to convince Howie to nominate James and Sarah during Week 5 ends up having a cascading effect which ultimately destroys the Sovereign Six alliance.
  • Consummate Liar
  • Determinator: Competed in the pressure cooker challenge.
  • Heart In Mook Clothing: She uses this as a strategy to avoid being targeted by the SOV members.
  • Irony: Maggie's mother was a anti-war activist, while Maggie herself became the leader of one of the alliance in the alliance war.
  • Not Bad: Disliked by fans. But some of them is willing to take a stand for her because she played masterfully
    • From an excerpt from Jeffrey Clinard (from Reality News Online) about Janelle and Maggie:
    • "While she (Janelle) was a strong player who could win competitions, Maggie outplayed her on the social end let her alliance do most of the dirty work for her. In another world Janelle might have won, but in this game, Maggie was calling the shots for a long time. To me, that makes Maggie an excellent Big Brother player"
  • Passive-Aggressive Kombat: She never once raises her voice or starts a fight while in the house, but she's probably the bitchiest girl there.
  • Reality Show Genre Blindness: Believe it or not, she never watched the show before competing.
    • Proof: She believe James that the HOH room was not being filmed for the show, so she spews out comments that angers live feeders in the HOH room. Like discussing a wrongful death case in which she lied on the stand for another nurse that accidentally killed someone.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Subtly, but you could see it during the week after Cappy left.
  • Sweet Tooth: She once tells the Big Brother about the candies that she wants when nobody in the house is watching, to the point that it irritated Big Brother and tells her to stop
  • Supporting Leader: While her teammates win HOHs, POVs, caused dramas and moments, she just...hides in the background and boost their morale.
  • The Bad Girl Wins
  • The Quiet One: Let's just say that she was not made for television.
Big Brother 5Characters/Big BrotherBig Brother All Stars

TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from
Privacy Policy