Hypocrite: Somewhat. She goes along with Danielle's idea to send Celeste to the Nerd Off, even though herself and Celeste were allied. Later, when Celeste turns against Genevieve, she gets mad at Celeste for "betraying" her when she did the same to her.
From: Somerville, MA
An MIT graduate who specializes in geophysics.
Cloudcuckoolander: Once you hear that he loves to forage for and eat wild mushrooms, and see him wandering about Nerdvana in the early hours of the morning wearing a space helmet, hiding in bushes and climbing trees... it's difficult not to get this impression of him.
Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Subverted. His picture shows him having a snake, though he himself isn't a villain at all.
An accomplished computer hacker and Ph.D. student who enjoys the study of brains.
Broken Record: "I was thinking... oh, sorry. I was, I was, I was thinking relative. I was thinking relative again. Yeah, I was thinking relative. Yeah, I was thinking relative."
Character Development: You can tell from his elimination speech that Virgil grew tremendously due to his time at Nerdvana. Perhaps the most obvious sign of this: by the time he was eliminated, he had almost completely lost the stutter he had at the beginning.
Hoist by His Own Petard: He believes that his attempts to play mind games with Zack and Jack just motivated their team to finally win after a long losing streak. He gets eliminated in the Nerd-Off later, with his mind games being a big part of why they nominated him.
Jerk Ass: In "Nerds To the Rescue," he tries to play mind games with the other team, trying to convince Jack he's angry at him for picking him to be electrocuted in the previous Nerd-Off and constantly trying to annoy or otherwise set off Zack's Hair-Trigger Temper
Bald of Awesome: After he shaved his head for the LARP challenge. Subverted, though, in that he clearly did it to impress the judges... who had no prior knowledge of whether he was bald or not.
Nice Guy: Seems to be the only person that is generally nice to Zack.
Karma Houdini: Well, he didn't really deserve much karma for dropping the ring during the challenge and thus preventing "lava" from coming out of their volcano, but with the way the rest of the team acted, you'd think he was bound to go to the Nerd-Off. Instead, he only got one vote (that was shown, at least), and everyone seemed to forget about it.
To be fair, nobody tried to help him find the ring, and his mistake was overshadowed by Zack's obnoxious behavior.
Morality Pet: Develops into this for Zack in later episodes.
Self-Deprecation: On Zack's bad go-karting skills: "An Asian just told you to drive better!"
Aspiring space explorer whose sight is set on Mars.
Ambiguously Gay: Essentially states it in the third episode, saying the pirate ship has something for everyone including "tons of cute guys... for Xander".
She also says in the semifinal episode that she's used to being around guys, but isn't used to the guys paying attention to her, referring to how she's the only girl left in the house.
For the Evulz: She has first place in the "Nerdio Kart" race, outlapping other people, and still proceeds to crash into them to hinder their progress. Zack fiercely believes she did it on purpose, since after she crashed into him and drove off, she laughed. It's not unlikely.
A chemist and roller derbier who is passionate about vanadium compounds.
Genre Savvy: In Episode 1, she openly explained in her confessionals that she was not going to reveal her chemistry background in the fears that she would have a target on her back.
Subverted in the fact that she did tell one person, Zack (in order to set up a two-person alliance), who ultimately told everyone in Episode 2 that she was a chemist due to the science-based task that the teams were participating.
Hypocritical Humor: Her stated reason for helping Kayla over Jack is that latter's argument's for why the former "shouldn't" be the King of Nerds annoyed her since she doesn't like people proclaiming others "shouldn't" be anything for arbitrary, trivial reasons. Undermining her sentiment was that in a previous confession cam the former also argued that the latter shouldn't be King of Nerds because of a lack of pop culture knowledge.
Manipulative Bitch: Knows that psychological warfare is the way to win and isn't afraid to prod Zack's ego to get him to do what she wants, as seen in Episode 3.
Large Ham: Especially during his team's presentation during the challenge in Episode 2.
Nice Guy: He's probably the nicest guy on the show.
Subverted temporarily in his threatening proposal to Kayla to try and remain safe from elimination; he basically tells her that if she votes for him, he'll see to it that something bad happens to her. Though as it turns out, he's not very good at being threatening, because as soon as Kayla points out what he's doing he suddenly gets sheepish and mutters "Awkward..." before proceeding to worry about what might happen.
Badass: He survived three Nerd-Offs in a row, the same amount that Genevieve of the previous season went through. The fourth one was his undoing, however.
Break the Haughty: In the robot dodgeball challenge, Midas Touch Attack seems ready to possibly win, with the challenge being close...and then Zack accidentally drives the robot backwards a bit, getting it stuck on a bar and making it an easy target. Instead of getting angry at the controller or something like a sore loser, he gets mad at himself for screwing up so badly despite being a gamer and his team assuring him for a while beforehand that he could do it. Even the other team acknowledges this, saying to themselves not to rub salt in the wound and staying quiet rather than celebrating like the winning team normally does after these challenges.
Brilliant, but Lazy: His team accused him of this during the Volcano task, as he would meditate, then nap to help their team.
The Caligula: As he is the leader, he's pretty much shaping up to be this.
Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Titans of Rigel have this feeling towards him; they want him gone as much as Midas Touch Attack does, but they also know the most strategic move is to keep him in the game to cause chaos for Midas Touch Attack, and so force themselves to vote weaker players to face against him to ensure he wins.
The Dog Bites Back: In his eyes, this is what he's doing; getting back at his team for not "appreciating" him.
Face-Heel Turn: In Nicole's eyes, he pulled one when he revealed her chemistry background, destroying their alliance. To the rest of his team, he pulled one when he didn't seem to help much in the challenge, then had a bit of a rant when he was sent to the Nerd Off.
Heel-Face Revolving Door: He was nice in the first episode, and in the second until after the challenge. Then he became a jerk, but a dangerous jerk, even to the others on his team, until the preparation for the Nerd Off in the third episode. He made a speech to everyone else (on both teams) and seemed ready to change his ways, but he was still blurring the line between "good" and "bad" until episode 4, where - while still an Insufferable Genius - he seemed to get along with everyone again. But seeing as they still sent him to the Nerd Off that episode, the rest of his team don't believe the change has stuck.
Hair-Trigger Temper: What triggers some of his more Jerk Ass moments. He has a tendency to go from happy and calm to RAAAAAAAAAGE within a few seconds of something not going his way or him feeling disrespected or unappreciated.
Insufferable Genius: While he seems to have no idea how to interact with others, his intelligence gives him a legitimate chance at winning.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He seems like he genuinely wants to be friends with the people there, but from his perspective, the other people don't appreciate him. And he did hate going against Nicole, saying he really doesn't want to send her home.
Small Name, Big Ego: His bragging (and berating) of Josh before the Nerd-Off in Episode 2 certainly did not go over well with his team.
Sweet Tooth: Zack is often seen with a lollipop in his mouth.