Characters: Survivor Samoa

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The Tribes

    Foa Foa 


The Sole Survivor

    Natalie White 


    Russell Hantz 

    Mick Trimming 

  • Brainy Brunette
  • Calling Me a Logarithm: Inverted; Shambo accused his gameplay of being "feckless," which Mick was not offended by, since he had not known the meaning.
  • Determinator
  • Foil: Ended up being one to Russell Swan — the older, harder-working, capable leader taken out by his own work ethic, while Mick was the younger, lazier, incompetent leader who made it to the end of the game.
  • The Generic Guy
  • Good Is Boring
  • Heroic Build
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • Perma Stubble
  • Out of Focus: Part of it is because the producers seemed to forget he was there (same with most of the Galu tribe), but he also blends into a crowd easily, so it can be easy to miss him until the end when the numbers start to dwindle. Shambo and Russell at least had distinctive appearances, and Jaison was large.
  • Standardized Leader: Subverted. He didn't do anything. This was savagely used against him in the Final Tribal Council. Considering that eight of the nine jurors were Galu, and their leader had been one of the most determined tribe leaders since Andrew Savage, they seemed to see Mick as a failure.
  • Supporting Leader: Being more of the "supporting" than the "leader" bit him hard in the end.

Jury Members

    Brett Clouser 

  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Spent the game as kind of a background tribe member, and when he wound up as the only original Galu member left, everyone else obviously plan to eliminate him. Then he wins three immunity challenges in a row.
  • Bishōnen
  • Boring but Practical: His strategy; the only reason we even noticed him was his immunity run.
  • Determinator
  • Eleventh Hour Superpower: There's a reason he was called a Worthy Opponent by Russell.
  • Even the Guys Want Him
  • Graceful Loser: See Thanatos Gambit below.
  • Informed Ability: Zig-zagged. We're told by Probst he's not revealed a lot in the cast.
  • Irony: The first confessional of each Survivor season is often considered a sign that a contestant will be particularly memorable or likable. Brett, who was invisible until he came out of nowhere to go on an immunity streak, received such honor.
  • Kid Hero: Brett was 23 at the time and was the second youngest contestant overall.
  • Last of His Kind: The last Galu member.
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • Nice Guy
  • Older Than They Look: He looks like he could be in his mid-late teens.
  • Out of Focus: Several people had joked on boards about saying "Who's this 'Brett' guy they're talking about?" He did get some screentime at the end, though. In fact, Funny 115 made a page dedicated to how the editors suddenly realized that there was someone called "Brett" in the game.
    • Photoshopping him into screencaps of other seasons also became a Running Gag on the Funny 115.
  • The Quiet One: Normally you don't see these people cast on these sorts of shows because there's making an interesting show and an interesting game. What makes a good show doesn't always make a good game, and vice versa. And to be honest; look how far it got him. He was literally the last Galu member to be eliminated... and the last to even be targeted, for that matter. Having immunity runs certainly didn't help, either.
  • The Southpaw: He's left-handed.
  • Spear Counterpart: To Ashley Underwood a few seasons later. Both were victims of a Creator's Pet ravaging the screentime, both remained silent and made the person(s) in charge of the game think they were worthless and saved them for last. Both then start going on challenge runs.
  • Thanatos Gambit: According to interviews, he actually sat down with Natalie before they went to Tribal Council when he was eliminated and worked on her strategy in front of the jury with her.
  • Religious Bruiser
  • Worthy Opponent: To Russell. Russell has apparently told people in real life he honestly thought Brett was one of the few people in the game who would have beaten him.

    Jaison Robinson 

    Shannon "Shambo" Waters 

    Monica Padilla 

    "Danger" Dave Ball 

    John Fincher 

    Laura Morett 

    Kelly Sharbaugh 

    Erik Cardona 

  • Large Ham: His jury speech.
  • Number Two: To Russell S.
  • Out of Focus: Until the evacuation of Russell S.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: One of the more memorable ones of the series - he calls out Mick on his lack of leadership, Russell on his gameplay, and tells Natalie that despite others assertions, she's just as dangerous as either of the aforementioned and deserves recognition.
  • Running Gag: A recurring visual of the season is that most of Erik's confessionals were either delivered in a tree or very close to one or more trees.
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky

Voted Out

    Elizabeth "Liz" Kim 

    Russell Swan 

    Ashley Trainer 

    Yasmin Giles 

    Ben Browning 

    Betsy Bolan 

  • Alliterative Name
  • Cool Old Lady: The Oldest woman of the cast. In Real Life, She is a cop.
  • Informed Ability: Like with Marisa, Russell thought she could have beaten him.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Was heavily edited as an assertive strong woman, to be a winning choice...only for Russell to take her out in the second episode.
  • Worthy Opponent: According to Russell, he had her evicted from the game because she, like Marisa, could have beaten him.

    Mike Borassi 

    Marisa Calihan 

  • I Coulda Been a Contender: According to Russell Hantz.
  • Informed Ability: Because of how poorly the season was edited as well as how she was eliminated first, Russell Hantz said that she and Betsy could have beaten him.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Worthy Opponent: Russell Hantz said that he had her eliminated first because she could have beaten him. (Though the fact that she almost immediately expressed mistrust of him might have also had something to do with it...)