Characters: Endurance

Note: The spoilers regarding teams, team swaps, and right-to-stay eliminations are unmarked.

The Host

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     J.D. Roth 

Born: April 20, 1968 (ages 33-38, now age 47)
From Cherry Hill, New Jersey, U.S.

Born James David Weinroth, he's been the host of Endurance and its predecessor Moolah Beach since the beginning. His narration may seem condescending, but don't let that take away from the experience - he's trying only show the program has a market to kids. Otherwise, he is rather relaxed as a host.—-

  • Game Show Host
  • Nice Guy: And how! In Season 2, he went as far as refraining from using the word "twist" (substituting it with the word "surprise" instead) to accommodate Keetin, who got really nervous whenever the word was said.

Contestants

     Moolah Beach Contestants 

Blue Team

Xavier Yepez and Chasati Allen

Green Team

Kyle Searles and Shari Lee

Orange Team

Jacob Capito and ChloŽ Levinson

Purple Team

Clark Harrison and Summer Borden

Red Team

Drew Luna and Nancy Diaz

Yellow Team

Andrew "A.J." Johnson and Brittany Harris

     Endurance 1 Contestants 

Blue Team

Aaron Thornburg and Jonna Manion

Yellow Team

Jon Crocilla and Sabrina Lloyd

Red Team

Christian Justice and Ashley Gudzak

Green Team

Trevor Wilkins and Lana Neiman

Orange Team

Skyler Russell and Chelsea Myers

Purple Team

Brandon Hendrix and Layla Brisco

Gray Team

Max DeLeo and Jenna Jimenez

No Team

Shane Peltzman, Ron Neurauter, Alejando Rose-Garcia;Lacey Elick, Heather Ichihashi, Cree Howard

     Endurance 2 Contestants 

Brown Team

Max DeLeo and Jenna Jimenez

Green Team

Mike Lavigne and Keetin Marchi

  • Aerith and Bob
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: They sent the red team and (much later) the brown team to Temple once each. The brown team came back and forgave them, but the red team got eliminated and sent a very harsh farewell letter to them.

Orange Team

Tyler Burkhalter and Michelle Durand

Purple Team

Jeff Phillips and Annie Kim

  • Meganekko: Annie in her last episodes.
  • Purple Is Powerful
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Annie, with the exception of Michelle, clashed with many of the girls (especially Calley) this season because she frequently hung out with the guys, to the point where she said all the girls followed Jenna like dogs.

Yellow Team

Shep Allen and Calley Payne

Blue Team

Cameron "Scooter" Magruder and Christa Schultz

  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Averted; they were on opposite sides of A House Divided, but they worked very well together in missions. They even finished second in a trust-based temple mission despite having the samadhi against them.

Red Team

Phil Morelli and Jacquelynn Pointer

Gray Team

Wayne Williams and Maryelle De Vitto

  • The Worsening Curse Color: Continued the Gray Team Curse.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: With the exception of Wayne's storyline with Jacquelynn, neither of them had that much screentime, with Maryelle speaking only once.

No Team

David Cofresi, Glen Powell, and Trey Griffin;Sarah Ruckreigle, Abbey Konz, and Simone Bouffard

     Endurance Hawaii Contestants 

Gray Team

Chris Vanderweir and Lindi Oest

  • Chick Magnet: Chris. Bryannah and Lindi were fighting to have him as a partner. Lindi won, and Bryannah was stuck with Monroe.
  • The Worsening Curse Color: Averted, as they were able to win the season and become Endurance champions, thus temporarily breaking the curse.

Orange Team

Demian Martinez and Nicole Clark

  • Alpha Bitch: Nicole
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The Yellow Team chose not to send the orange team to temple after the superteam mission. At the final four, the orange team returned the favor by sending its two biggest allies to temple, keeping the yellow team safe.
  • Didnt Think This Though: Demian picking Nicole as his partner
  • Jerkass: Nicole was this big time. When 'your own partner' admits that he doesn't think you deserve to win, you know you're not playing the game right.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Nicole was red to Demian's blue.
  • Saved for the Sequel: Nicole audition for season 2 but didn't make the final cut because of being too young.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: A world traveler (Nicole) and a city boy (Demian) do not make the perfect team. It really showed in missions.

Yellow Team

Monroe Gierl and Bryannah Bascon

  • Adorkable: Monroe big time, especially with how he jumped up and down and screamed like a little girl whenever he won a mission.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Monroe set the example for future examples of this trope to follow.
  • Break the Cutie: Nicole, Lindi, and Sarah tried really to make Bryannah suffer throughout the season. They sent her and Monroe to Temple against their closest allies, took all of their pieces, and gave them a samadhi that forced them to sit out during the next Temple Mission only to send them to Temple again against their only other ally.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Lindi and Nicole really did not like Bryannah, so they thought that pairing her up with Monroe would make her an easy target. Unfortunately for them, he would be a force to be reckoned with in missions. They even won the first temple mission of the season with the samadhi against them.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Monroe whenever he won a mission.
  • The Worsening Curse Mark: Final team afflicted with the Three-Temple Curse.
  • The Smart Guy: Monroe
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Bryanah was the tomboy to Sarah, Nicole, and Lindi's girly girl, which caused conflict because Bryanah frequently hung out with the guys.

Purple Team

Reece Bors and Sarah Baker

  • Pink Means Feminine: Sarah though that the purple rope was Pink.
  • Chick Magnet: The primary reason Reece was spared from the Right to Stay was because he seemed to be cute.

Brown Team

Tom Maden and Vanetta Smith

Red Team

Kareem Nugent and Rachel Lofton

Green Team

Bjorn Leum and Alex Reid

Blue Team

Antonio Iannicelli and Willa Zhou

No Team

Marshall Katheder and Brandon Anderson;Taylor Madison and Eleanor Monahan

     Endurance Tehachapi Contestants 

Red Team

Franke Sisto and Erika Cook

  • Action Girl: Erika, she was the reason why Red won their challenges.
  • Brains and Brawn: Erika the brawn, Franke the brain.
  • Color Motif: The only team to invoke this by choosing the Heart piece by because of its color.
  • The Load: Franke, especially in Hang 5.

Purple Team

Jonathan Lebowitz and Danielle Bustamonte

Green Team

Isaac Hainley and Yesenia "Jeszie" Geronimo

Blue Team

Shea Thomas and Amelia Land

Orange Team

Michael Delvecchio and Kylie Glessman

Yellow Team

Chris Tavarez and Callie Simpkins

Gray Team

John Kardian and Julie Dubela

No Team

Nick Vederosa, Tucker Baer, and Keith Walker II;Brittany Harvey, Kendall Yorkey, and Brooke Bellows

     Endurance High Sierras Contestants 

Green Team

Alex Carignan and Cealey Godwin

Purple Team

Dakota Fisher and Kelsey Schultz

  • The Ace: They were in control the entire season.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Putting Connor on the blue team was Dakota's idea. Unfortunately for him, the new blue team would be a force to be reckoned with to the point of being in control of the samadhi the entire season.
  • No Damage Run
  • Purple Is Powerful
  • Spiritual Successor: to season 1's blue team; if you look at both of teams' runs, the only difference is that the purple team did not win the game
  • True Companions: with the green team

Blue Team

Connor Finnegan and Taylor Sico-McNulty

  • The Ace: They won almost every Endurance Mission and were in control of the samadhi throughout the season.
  • Drama Queen: One could make a drinking game with how often Taylor cried during the course of the season.
  • Four Is Death: They would not survive their fourth trip to temple.
  • Nice Guy: Connor was one of the nicest guys in the series. This came back to give him and Taylor a head start in the final Temple Mission.
  • True Blue Femininity: Taylor wanted Blue when choosing colors.
  • The Worsening Curse Mark: Averted; They broke the Three-Temple Curse.

Red Team

Cameron Uranick and Aeriel Miranda

Orange Team

Max McFarland and Kristine Turner

Yellow Team

Aric Manthley and Lilly Brown

Gray Team

Isaac "Ike" Moody and Darci Miller

Colorless Team

Garret Manno and Anna Nti Asare

No Team

Adrian Bardales and Rafael Liriano;Martina Iwala and Stefanie Fernandez

     Endurance Fiji Contestants 

Blue Team

Ben Scheuer and Jordyn Barbato

  • Dark Horse Victory
  • Weak, but Skilled: They worked well together but were physically weak. The only mission they won was the first half of double temple mission, a memory challenge.

Green Team

Will Cuddy and Leslie Powell
  • The Ace: They were in control throughout most of the game.
  • The Chessmaster: They lied about what was in the magic box to grant themselves fake immunity from Temple after the first Temple Mission, and they kept it a secret, even from their closest allies, until they went to Temple and used it against said allies.

Red Team

Jonathan Young and Hannah Gross

Orange Team

Caleb Courtney and Lauren Dixon

  • One Head Taller
  • The Reveal: Their farewell letter revealed everything about their secret alliance with the green team and the lie about what was in the magic box.
  • True Companions: They had a secret alliance with the green team until they got sent to Temple against each other and the green team used the magic box against them.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Caleb

Purple Team

Connor Konz and Jackie Wei

Yellow Team

Kyle Curtis and Briana Vega

No Team

Andres Ramirez and Matthew Jones;Rebecca "Becca" Simonoko and Cinnamon Aldridge