Characters: Survivor: China

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The Tribes

    Fei Long 

    Zhan Hu 

The Sole Survivor

    Todd Herzog 

Runners-Up

    Courtney Yates 

    Amanda Kimmel 

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.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Duped and dumped at the Final Four.

    Peih-Gee Law 

    Erik Huffman 

    James Clement 

    Michael "Frosti" Zernow 

    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.
  • 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 

    Dave Cruser 

    Leslie Nease 

    Ashley Massaro 

    Steve "Chicken" Morris