Characters: Survivor Samoa
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The Sole Survivor
- Beehive Hairdo: At the reunion.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: She managed to plant the seeds at the merge which turned all of Galu against Erik, which gave Foa Foa their chance to make it further in the game.
- Catch Phrase: If you did a drinking game based on how many times she says "oh mah werd" in a single episode you'd pass out in 15 minutes or less.
- The Charmer: And holy shit how! Just What Measure Is a Non-Badass?.
- The Chick: To Foa Foa.
- Darkhorse Victory: Considering the editing making look like Russell would win, along with Brett's immunity run, few thought she would win, lead alone in a landslide.
- Defeating the Undefeatable: Defeating the season's resident Magnificent Bastard in a landslide 7-2 vote. Its subverted for long time fans as they can see than an [[Jerkass Asshole]] like Russell Hantz can't win.
- Dumb Blond: Subverted? Try flat-out obfuscated!
- Everyone Loves Blondes: She was good at building friendships. It helps that your opponents at final tribal council was viewed as Feckless and a Jerk Ass
- Flawless Victory: Almost. While she was on a losing tribe for the first half of the season, and was almost voted out at the final ten, she's received the most votes a female has ever received to win the game, at seven (followed by Kim Spradlin), over a "strategist" and her tribe's Standardized Leader.
- Girl Friday: How she operated around Russell.
- The Heart: Of the Foa Foa.
- Humble Heroine
- Idiot Houdini According to Russell.
- Lady Macbeth: To Russell.
- Last of Her Kind/The Smurfette Principle: The Last woman left standing in the game.
- Lucky Seven: The only votes she didn't get were from John and Shambo.
- Ms. Fanservice: Look Up Natalie's official photo on The Survivor Wiki to see why.
- NiceGirl: Being This is what helped her win.
- Obfuscating Stupidity / Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: The one player Russell never feared. Exactly as she planned.
- The Pollyanna
- Plucky Girl
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Next to her, everyone else was the red.
- Silk Hiding Steel: Those who wanted Russell gone...
- The Smart Girl
- Sole Survivor: Arguably the most controversial one since Amber Brkich in Survivor: All-Stars.
- Southern-Fried Genius: She was smarter that she lets on.
- Statuesque Stunner
- True Blue Femininity: In an Alternate picture, Natalie is wearing a blue dress. Also wore a blue dress in the finale.
- The Woman Behind the Man: To Russell, they were a power of one and the only two players whose every vote was for the eliminated contestant.
- Worthy Opponent: Subverted, see Obfuscating Stupidity.
- Anti-Hero: Type IV/V
- Asshole Victim
- Badass: Considered one of the best players ever.
- Bald of Awesome / Bald of Evil
- Being Evil Sucks: What cost him the game is his Genre Blindness on how to treat the jury.
- The Big Guy: Visually subverted, as he was five six.
- Breakout Character / Breakout Villain: He wasn't truly a breakout character since they naturally become popular through good word of mouth, while Russell was shoved down our throats by the editing the entire time.
- Card-Carrying Villain
- The Chessmaster
- Defeating the Undefeatable: Beat Brett at the final immunity challenge. Too bad it didn't get him any votes at Final Tribal Council.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Mick may be the leader of Foa Foa, but...
- Entitled Bastard: Potential Trope Namer for Survivor.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: See Genre Blind below.
- Evil Genius
- Evil Gloating: He'd have about as much screen time as Jaison or Shambo if you cut this out.
- Fat Bastard
- Faux Affably Evil: He comes off as a decent person but he lied about being a Hurricane Katrina Victim. And that was in the first episode alone.
- Genius Bruiser
- Genre Blind: Early in the season, he chose to keep Natalie as an ally instead of Liz because "If we merge, we need somebody on the inside, and Natalie's doin' a good job talkin' to Laura around the camp." In other words, he took her to the end knowing that she'd get in good with the jurors, overlooking the very reason why Natalie eventually won in a landslide.
- Prior to joining the show, he only watched Survivor Micronesia (and later Palau between the time he rested between Samoa and HvV), at the last moment by the producers. Is his work that busy?
- Genre Savvy: When it comes to idols anyway.
- Hero Killer
- Iconic Outfit: His Nice Hat.
- I'm Not Here to Make Friends
- It's All About Me
- Jerk Ass: One of the biggest ones in the series.
- Large Ham
- Manipulative Bastard
- The Napoleon
- Never My Fault: He refuses to accept responsibility for the way the jury voted, though it was for a very valid reason.
- Not Good with People
- Nothing Can Stop Me Now: At the finale. He honestly couldn't understand why he lost.
- One Steve Limit: With Russell Swan.
- Poor Communication Kills: He doesn't know how to work the jury.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Next to him, almost everyone was the blue.
- The Runner Up Takes It All
- Second Place Is for Losers
- Showy Invincible Player: Subverted. The editing tried to make him out to be this, but in the end he lost in a 7-2 vote because of poor communication skills.
- Small Name, Big Ego: After only watching one season, He often boasts of his skill at the game and believes he is the best player in the show's history. In reality his game is mainly about finding idols and his behaviour makes the jury hates him.
- Smug Snake
- Sore Loser: He tried buying the title of Sole Survivor Off from Natalie. She refused.
- Token Evil Teammate: To any tribe he was on.
- The Sociopath
- Southern-Fried Genius
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Managed to hold the spotlight for the entire season and got more screen time than the winner. It's obvious that his appearance here was merely a commercial for his soon-to-be appearance on Heroes vs. Villains. The big boys.
- Team Killer: To Foa Foa
- Too Clever by Half: As the entry alludes to.
- Villain Protagonist
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: To everyone he blindsided and voted out, especially John, Shambo, and Jaison.
- 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.
- 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
- Ms. 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.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: Brett won three consecutive challenges when on the chopping block.
- Boring, but Practical: His strategy; the only reason we even noticed him was his immunity run.
- 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 screncaps 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 elminated... 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
- Shocking Elimination
- 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.
Shannon "Shambo" Waters
"Danger" Dave Ball
- 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
Elizabeth "Liz" Kim
- 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.
- 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...)