Characters / Survivor: Nicaragua

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The Tribes

    La Flor 


The Sole Survivor

    Judson "Fabio" Birza 

  • Adorkable: It's that smile of his, and his overall adorable nature.
  • Beware the Silly Ones:
  • Born Winner
  • Butt-Monkey: He almost got his face burned by fire, he gets his finger caught in a fishing hook, and he gets pinched by a crab among other things. And he won.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: And how! For most of the game, he seems like nothing more than a clumsy, amiable doofus. Then, with about three episodes to gonote , he abruptly drops the harmless act and morphs into an unstoppable challenge machine. He also subtly maneuvers Sash and Chase into not only voting off Jane, but also making themselves look like JerkAsses at tribal council (in full view of the jury).
  • The Cutie: A male variant. He manages to look so adorable with that smile of his.
  • Cute Clumsy Guy
  • Dumb Blond: Subverted, although he admits he does play that role sometimes. One example is when he's talking with Marty and he buys the whole "Marty is a literal Chessmaster" bluff.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: He starts out fairly average at challenges, but by the end, no one can beat him.
  • Genius Ditz
  • The Hero
  • Hidden Depths: His challenge prowess near the end is surprising, considering at that point it's mostly puzzles. Also gave some surprising insightful comments during Purple Kelly's quit
  • Important Haircut: In the reunion.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Marty and Dan.
  • Keet
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Incidentally, he's dressed in yellow, which is the color associated with the former Trope Namer.
  • Kid Hero: He's 21 - and certainly looks the part!
  • The Klutz
  • Magnetic Hero: NaOnka, his Sit Com Arch Nemesis, voted for him in the end. Not to mention the people cheering at him to win in the finale.
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • Nice Guy: It ended up being one of the main reasons he won.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Big time. Perhaps one of the best people to pull this card next to Natalie White and Vecepia Towery.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Fabio.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: One of the few to ever end up winning.
  • Sole Survivor: The youngest ever to do so.note 
  • Surfer Dude
  • Took a Level in Badass
  • Unlikely Hero: Who thought that this guy was going to be at the merge let alone win? Getting the fishing hook caught in his finger and not realizing crabs could pinch had people wonder if he'd get himself evacuated.
  • Worthy Opponent: Some players thought he'd have been perfect to have taken out Russell and Rob (who, ironically, were in the next season).


    Chase Rice 

    Matthew "Sash" Lenahan 

  • Ambiguously Brown: Averted, he mentioned that he's half white half Jamaican.
  • Backstab Backfire: His refusal to give Brenda his immunity idol when she needed it ended up biting him in the ass during the final jury questioning.
  • Butt-Monkey: Nothing seemed to work out for Sash during the game, most of his plans ended up falling apart, for a variety of different reasons, and eventually he ended up making it to the end and receiving no votes.
  • Camp Straight
  • The Chessmaster
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Unlike Chase, didn't really seem as remorseful to have done so.
  • The Dandy: Wears an expensive-looking three-piece suit to the finale.
  • Freudian Slip: He lets one out during Jill's boot episode when discussing his alliance and his immunity idol, which is lampshaded by Jeff.
    Sash: If there's a time when I lose trust in them-alright, I'm sorry. If there's a time when they lose trust in me...
  • Idiot Ball: After the tribal shuffle, he immediately starts targeting Marty since he's the strongest strategically and has an idol. Eventually, it comes to a tie between Marty and Kelly B at tribal (Marty did not play his idol), and during the revote... he votes for Kelly, giving Marty ample opportunity to cause more dissent against him and Brenda.
  • Jerk Ass
  • Lean and Mean
  • Loophole Abuse: Allegedly bribed Purple Kelly to quit so she could sell him to the jury - unfortunately, he did such a bad job when she supposedly tried to make him look good that she had no justification to vote for him so she was forced to vote for Fabio instead.
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Mistaken for Gay: By Shannon. Hilarity Ensues!
  • Noble Demon
  • Noodle Incident: Something involving Sash got edited out of the tribal council in Jane's last episode which all of the players are apparently under strict orders not to discuss. It's implied in both his and Jane's voting confessionals (available from CBS's website) note , and it's notable that Jane abruptly changes her vote without explanation (from intending to vote Holly, which made the most strategic sense, to voting for Sash, even though she knew perfectly well his immunity idol would nullify it). It's been speculated that this may have contributed to him getting no votes at the end.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Sash.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Tries pandering to the jury too much, and as a result gets no votes.
  • The Smart Guy
  • The Strategist
  • Villain Protagonist

Jury Members

    Holly Hoffman 

    Dan Lembo 

  • Aside Glance: At the infamous Quitting tribal. When Na Onka was complaining about her joints hurting due to the weather, Dan, who suffered from a serious knee injury all game, gave her an incredulous look.
  • Cool Old Guy: Dan was 63 and had many one liners in the game.
  • Deadpan Snarker
    Beauty fades. Dumb is forever.
  • The Determinator: If anyone was to quit the game, instead of it being two young women, it's amazing that the person who would instead last until the Final 5 with few complaints would be the 63-year-old man with two wrecked knees, can't do challenges, and likely would never win due to him being very financially fit. If anyone had reasons to quit, it was Dan.
  • Dented Iron: For his age, he's pretty visibly ripped, but injured knee keeps him from running and jumping.
  • Elimination Houdini: In-universe. See The Load.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Fabio.
  • The Load: The reason other players let him get that far.
  • Older Side Kick: By default, given that he is the oldest cast member (this season) alongside Jimmy J.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Slams Sash and Chase at the jury questioning.
  • Team Dad
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Voted out in 5th place due to Fabio's immunity win and fear of him being a jury threat.

    Jane Bright 

  • Action Mom
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Extremely noticeable when she gets told that her alliance is planning to vote her out.
  • Cool Old Lady: In. Spades.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Jane can get downright scary if she even thinks she's been betrayed or slighted. Her reaction to learning she was about to be voted out practically makes Lex look civilized. Namely, she flips them off, tells Sash not to look at her, insults them and their parents which she met that day and dumps all of their water out on the fire (nearly burning Dan in the process.)
  • Happy Dance: Her "fish dance".
  • Heroines Love Dogs: She's a dog trainer.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Chase.
  • Irrational Hatred: Nurses a bitter grudge against Marty throughout the entire game, for reasons unknown. This includes ranting that he's a wretched scumbag at every opportunity, trying (with some success) to turn other players against him, and calling him a worthless failure as a father. When asked at the reunion, she claims that she felt Marty didn't respect her, even though he'd repeatedly told anyone who'd listen that Jane was the most dangerous player in the game.
  • Large Ham
  • Never Mess with Granny: She regularly beat men half her age in challenges. Not to mention what happened when she was told she would be voted out...
  • Noodle Incident: Something certainly happened at her final tribal council, which CBS edited out from what was broadcast, and which all of the players are under orders not to discuss. According to rumors, she accused Sash of secretly offering (earlier in the game) to pay off her mortgage if she helped him win. He denied it, and there was no way of knowing which of them was lying. If true, it would've been illegal (and if not, it was slander), so CBS edited it out and ordered everyone to stay quiet. Evidently nothing more was done as they didn't want two more people being ejected after NaOnka and Purple Kelly quit.
  • The Resenter: To Marty, somewhat inexplicably. The source of her resentment is never really explained, and he's clearly baffled by it.
  • Sanity Slippage: After being told she's going to be voted off, she's FREAKING out.]
  • Sit Com Arch Nemesis: To Marty.

    Ben "Benry" Henry 

    "Purple" Kelly Shinn 

    NaOnka Mixon 

    Brenda Lowe 

    Marty Piombo 

    Alina Wilson 

Voted Out

    Jill Behm 

  • Cool Old Lady: Actually won the first individual immunity challenge.
  • Nice Girl
  • True Companions: With Marty, throughout the entire pre-merge.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Eliminated at the worst possible time. Got no screentime at the reunion (there's even rumors she didn't even attend the reunion).

    Yve Rojas 

    Kelly Bruno 

    Tyrone Davis 

    Jimmy Tarantino 

    Jimmy Johnson 

    Shannon Elkins 

    Wendy DeSmidt-Kohlhoff