Characters / Survivor: China

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The Tribes

    Fei Long 

    Zhan Hu 

The Sole Survivor

    Todd Herzog 


    Courtney Yates 

Courtney was selected to compete on Heroes vs. Villains

    Amanda Kimmel 

Amanda was chosen to compete on Fans vs. Favorites and later, Heroes vs. Villains.

Jury Members

    Denise Martin 

  • Fish out of Water: A big theme of her story was her experiences on reward trips where she was completely amazed and humbled by the culture she'd never experienced.
  • Hidden Depths: Would you believe she's a black belt in Kenpo?
  • Out of Focus: Early in the season entire episodes would go by without her having a single confessional. It's only after James and Aaron are sent to Zhan Hu that she starts getting attention.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Denise discusses how that while Todd will have his flight attendant job, Courtney will have her waitressing job and Amanda will have her modelling career after the show, this trope is all Denise has to go back to after the show is over.
    • It was since revealed that she had lied about this.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: To Amanda and Todd and Final Tribal.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Peih-Gee certainly thinks so.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Duped and dumped at the Final Four.

    Peih-Gee Law 

Peih-Gee was chosen via Public vote to return for The second Chance season.

    Erik Huffman 

    James Clement 

James was selected to return to for The first Fans Vs. Favorites and Heroes Vs. Villains

    Michael "Frosti" Zernow 

  • But Not Too Foreign: Stated in his Profile that he is half-Russian and Half-Japanese.
  • Informed Flaw: Frosti states he sucks with Memory challenges. However he won the first immunity challenge and nearly won immunity in his last episode, both involved memory.
  • Kid Hero: He was the youngest contestant of the season and was at the time, the youngest survivor ever.
  • Le Parkour: An honest-to-goodness practitioner of it.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Frosti.
  • Pint Size Powerhouse: Frosti stated he was the smallest on Zhan Hu. He was also the most athletic of his tribe and performed well in all of the individual immunity challenge.
  • The Quisling
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Defects to Fei Long believing that he's become a fully integrated member, only to be unanimously voted out by both by Fei Long and Zhan Hu alike.
  • Ship Tease: With Courtney.
  • Tagalong Kid: At first to Zhan Hu, then to Todd's alliance

    Jean-Robert Bellande 

  • Character Development: Invoked - his plan was to be lazy and uncooperative at the start of the game, so when he did start to become helpful around camp, his tribemates would mistake that for the aforementioned trope.
  • French Jerk
  • Hidden Depths: Shocks everyone when it turns out he speaks semi-fluent Mandarin, which comes in handy when a Chinese fisherman and his family visit Fei Long as a Reward Challenge prize.
  • Jerk Ass
  • Lazy Bum: Deliberately invoked this trope in order to lower the tribe's expectations of him and then pleasantly surprise them when he did start working hard. It only worked partially.
  • Pixellation: During the Episode 2 reward challenge.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Courtney.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Genuinely believed himself to be the best player in the game. The actual sequence of events that leads to his being voted out proves otherwise, and he actually refuses to admit he made mistakes as a player at the reunion in spite of it.
  • Smug Snake
  • The Strategist: Attempted to be this, but it never really panned out.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky
  • The Unfavorite: Liked by basically nobody else on his tribe.
  • Worthy Opponent: Considers Todd this when all is said and done.

    Jaime Dugan 

Voted Out

    Sherea Lloyd 

    Aaron Reisberger 

  • Diabolus ex Machina: Had it not been for the tribal shuffle, there was little doubt that he could make the jury. Instead, the shuffle put him on a tribe with people that don't want any part of him, so they throw a challenge and vote him out.
  • Puppet King: While it appeared that he was in charge of Fei Long, Todd was actually calling all the shots. It's subverted when you realize that Aaron gotten his way at Fei Long's tribal Council when Leslie was voted out over Jean-Robert.
  • Standardized Leader: To Fei Long.

    Dave Cruser 

    Leslie Nease 

     Ashley Massaro 

    Steve "Chicken" Morris