!The Tribes


* AnimalMotif: Crocodile
* AnimalThemeNaming: Their name is the aboriginal word for Crocodile
* FiveManBand
** Members in the merge
*** TheLeader: Tina.
*** TheBigGuy: Colby.
*** TheLancer: Keith.
*** TheSmartGirl: Jerri.
*** TheChick: Amber.
*** TokenEvilTeammate: Jerri, sometimes Keith.
*** {{Sacrificial Lion}}s: Kel, Mad Dog and Mitchell.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile
* TeamSpirit
* TrueCompanions


* TheAce
* AnimalMotif: Kangaroos
* AnimalThemeNaming: Their name is the aboriginal word for Kangaroo
* ButtMonkey
* DwindlingParty
* FiveManBand
** Members in the merge
*** TheLeader: Roger.
*** TheLancer: Nick.
*** TheSmartGuy: Jeff.
*** TheBigGirl: Alicia.
*** TheChick: Elisabeth.
*** {{Sacrificial Lion}}s: Debb, Kimmi and Skupin.
* FromBadToWorse: After Michael's evacuation, The Tribe ended up pagonged due to the Past votes tiebreaker giving Ogakor the advantage.
* KangaroosRepresentAustralia
* TeamSpirit

!The Sole Survivor

[[folder:Tina Wesson]]

Tina was chosen to compete on [[Characters/SurvivorAllStars All-Stars]] and later [[Characters/SurvivorBloodVsWater Blood Ws. Water]] with her [[SpinOffSpring Daughter, Katie Collins]]

* TheChessmaster: Tina used her knowledge of Debb's vote against Jeff to have the advantage at the merge.
* DarkHorseVictory
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Defeated Colby, the favorite to win, in a close vote.
* EpicFail: In her audition video.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Highly Liked and Respected by her tribe mates.
* [[GuileHero Guile Heroine]]
* HospitalHottie: She's a nurse in real life.
* NoDamageRun: Tina was the first winner to not get votes against her.
* NoodleIncident: Tina somehow got Kimmi(who was from the other tribe) to admit who had past votes against them during a Reward Cahllenge, insuring that Ogakor had an information advantage that could break ties in their favor over Kucha during the merge. Alas, we never see this.
* ThePollyanna
* PluckyGirl
* ProperLady: Tina is polite and doesnt' say anything.
* TheSmartGirl: To Ogakor.
* SoleSurvivor
* TheStrategist: Definitely overlooked as one due to the edit. Practically everyone from her season described her as the one who made all of the decisions on who to vote out.
* SupportingLeader: Via being The Woman behind the Man.
* TeamMom: Again, to Ogakor.
* [[TheManBehindTheMan The Woman Behind The Man]]: Colby may have won most of the Immunity challenges, but it was Tina who decided the boot order.


[[folder:Colby Donaldson]]

Colby would return for [[Characters/SurvivorAllStars All-Stars]] and later [[Characters/SurvivorHeroesVsVillains Heroes vs. Villains]].

* TheAce
* AmbiguouslyBi: His sexuality can be considered as mysterious as Bre's (from [=ANTM=]) granola bar thief.
* {{Badass}}: Colby set the record for most individual immunity challenges won in a single season with 5[[note]]now tied by [[Characters/SurvivorPalau Tom Westman]], [[Characters/SurvivorPanama Terry]], [[Character/SurvivorCookIslands Ozzy]] and [[Characters/SurvivorWorldsApart Mike Holloway]].[[/note]], outdoing [[Characters/SurvivorBorneo Kelly Wiglesworth's]] record of 4 immunity wins.
* BatmanGambit: He pulled one on the Kucha tribe during the first merge round by pretending to be irritating and annoying in order to get the Kucha's to vote for him instead of Jerri, who had several votes cast against her previously while he had none(this was back when prior votes broke up ties). His tribe also had info that Jeff had prior votes against him from his tribe, so when there was a 5-5 deadlock between Jeff and Colby to leave, Jeff was the one who had his torch extinguished.
* BeingGoodSucks: Had he took Keith with him to the final two he probably would have won, but he disliked Keith and was loyal to Tina.
* BreakoutCharacter: He was viewed as the show's first hero and is one of the most popular castaways of all time.
* ChickMagnet: Certainly for Jerri.
* CoolShades
* {{Determinator}}
* GoodOlBoy
* GracefulLoser: Was Happy when Tina won.
* GreaseMonkey: He's an Auto-Customizer.
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Like Kelly b
* TheHero: To Ogakor.
* HeroesWantRedHeads: Inverted with Jerri, as she is the one who "[[FoeYay wants]]" him.
* HonorBeforeReason: His FatalFlaw. He Picked Tina, knowing it would be 50/50 just because he didn't want Keith to even have a shot at winning.
* MrFanservice: Consistently viewed as the one of the Sexiest Male in Survivor History.
* MrFixIt: See GreaseMonkey.
* NiceGuy
* NiceHat: His Cowboy Hat.
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: He shows almost no interest in Jerri's attempts at flirting, and when he does, it's only to manipulate her
* PatrioticFervor
-->'''Colby''': When I wake up in the morning, there's two things I'm thankful for: I'm thankful I'm alive, and I'm thankful I'm a Texan.
* PermaStubble
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: See PatrioticFervor.
* RatedMForManly
* TheRunnerUpTakesItAll: The URExample for ''Series/{{Survivor}}''.
* ShipTease: via FoeYay.
* SouthernGentleman
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: Occasionally wears the Texas flag as a bandana.

!The Jury

[[folder:Keith Famie]]

* ChefOfIron: Keith was an actual Chef and was the one of the few people to give Colby a fight in challenges.
* TheComicallySerious
* CoolOldGuy
* {{Determinator}}
* TheLancer: To Ogakor.
* SavedForTheSequel: Keith was originally supposed to appear on the first season but was a held over for the second season.
* SupremeChef: Subverted early on, when he couldn't properly cook rice and the tribe found it disgusting. He was not pleased when Jerri made tortillas from scratch and the tribe loved them.
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TeamChef: He was an Actual Chef but he wasn't actually this early on.
* TheRival: Besides Nick, he's the only real competition for Colby in the challenges, and he manages to win a few of his own.
* WackyMarriageProposal: To his Girlfriend Peas. He proposed her after losing the Loved Ones Challenge and she said yes.

[[folder:Elisabeth Filarski]]

* TheChick: To Kucha.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* TheFundamentalist
* HelloNurse
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Rodger.
* MsFanservice
* NiceGirl: Almost unfailingly nice and compassionate towards everyone. Even when dealing with people who could be quite difficult to deal with like Jerri, she still at least tries to maintain her politeness. In fact, it was because she and Rodger were such respectable and likable people that the main Ogakor alliance voted them out later than their own tribemates, Jerri and Amber.
* NothingPersonal: Said this when voted out Amber.
* OdangoHair: How she styles her hair.
* PluckyGirl
* WorthyOpponent

[[folder:Rodger Bingham]]

* CoolOldGuy
* FarmBoy
* GracefulLoser: Actually requests to go out fifth so Elisabeth can make the final four.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Elisabeth. When he gave her a rock shaped as a heart to give to her boyfriend, there was, for once on Survivor, a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming that wasn't over-dramatized.
* TheLeader: Of Kucha.
* NiceGuy: As mentioned with regards to Elizabeth, this is the main reason he and her lasted longer than some of Ogakor's original tribemates despite being outnumbered by them: the main allaince of Tina, Colby and Keith respected them more than they respected Jerri and Amber because of their likable personalities.
* NiceHat
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "Kentucky Joe".
* TeamDad: To Kucha.
* WorthyOpponent

[[folder:Amber Brkich]]

Amber returned as one of the [[WTFCastingAgency more questionable choices]] for [[Characters/SurvivorAllStars All-Stars]] as a replacement for Elisabeth.

* BigOMG: Her defining Trait in the season.
* BrainyBrunette: In Real Life.
* CatchPhrase: "Oh my god, it's ''so good!''" To MemeticMutation levels.
* TheChick: To Ogakor.
* TheCutie
* CovertPervert: Enjoyed her conversation with Jerri regarding EroticEating.
* GracefulLoser: Revealed in her EliminationStatement.
* TheQuietOne
* PluckyGirl
* ThePollyanna
* SatelliteCharacter: To Jerri.
* TeenGenius: Revealed in the final immunity challenge (which was a quiz regarding the contestants).
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]]: With Jerri.

[[folder:Nick Brown]]

* TheLancer: To Kucha.
* LazyBum: Subverted. He was edited this way, but by all accounts from fellow cast members, this was ManipulativeEditing.
* MrFanservice
* TheSouthpaw.
* TheStoic: By far the least emotional player in the game. Even when one of his Kucha tribemates ends up badly burned his reaction is far more understated than anyone else's.
* WorthyOpponent: To Colby. Aside from Keith, we was the only real competition to him in the individual challenges.

[[folder:Jerri Manthey]]

Jerri was chosen to compete on [[Characters/SurvivorAllStars All-Stars]] and later [[Characters/SurvivorHeroesVsVillains Heroes Vs. Villains]]

* AffablyEvil: She's pretty nice in person.
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: Her castaways really hated.
* TheBaroness
* BreakoutCharacter
* BreakoutVillain: Viewed as Survivor's first villainess.
* CoolShades
* DarkChick
* EroticEating: She wants to eat chocolate "covering [[strike:[[FoeYay Colby's]]]] a [[MrFanservice hot dude's]] bod."
* EvilRedhead: How she was perceived at the time of airing.
* FemmeFatale
* FieryRedHead
* PluckyGirl
* GracefulLoser: When she got voted out, she actually took it better than some people may have expected: "Checkmate. You guys got me. Good game."
* JerkAss: Comparatively to her castaways, Jerri was the most unpleasant person on the castaway.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]
* MsFanservice
* NiceHat
* RedBaron: The Black Widow.
* TheScrappy: InUniverse:
* ShipTease: With Colby, [[strike:slightly]] mainly due to FoeYay.
* SmugSnake: For all her scheming and ambition she finishes eighth entirely because even her own tribe members (aside from Amber) were willing to get rid of her before the two (far more likable) members of Kucha they could have voted for instead.
* TheTease
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]]: With Amber
* TokenEvilTeammate: To Ogakor.

[[folder:Alicia Calaway]]

Alicia would return for [[Characters/SurvivorAllStars All-Stars]]

* AmazonianBeauty
* {{Badass}}: Alicia was a fitness trainer and very intimidating woman.
* BlackBestFriend: With Jeff.
* TheBigGirl: To Kucha.
* PerpetualFrowner:
* SassyBlackWoman: The first and the URExample for Survivor.

!Voted Out

[[folder:Jeff Varner]]

Varner was chosen via public vote to return for [[Characters/SurvivorCambodia Cambodia]]

* DeadpanSnarker
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: ''Loved'' stirring the pot and antagonizing people. He was actually the catalyst for Alicia and Kimmi's argument over the chickens.
* MrFanservice
* TheSmartGuy: To Kucha.
* TooDumbToLive: By volunteering to quit the first individual immunity challenge.
* UnwittingPawn: See Colby's BatmanGambit above.

[[folder:Michael Skupin]]

* CrazySurvivalist: He seriously manages to ''catch and kill a pig.'' The editors also had fun portraying him as this every now and then with some judicious use of close-up shots and eerie music.
* DeadStarWalking: The early episodes build Michael up as the undisputed(well, other than Alicia) LargeHam leader of Kucha, with some viewers even seeing him as the second coming of [[{{Characters/SurvivorBorneo}} Richard Hatch]]. He's arguably the biggest character from this season other than Jerri. And he ends up falling into the fire a day or two before the merge.
* GameBreakingInjury: Falling into the fire after passing out. This is the most notable example of the show's history. Thankfully, Skupin was allowed to return for Characters/SurvivorPhilippines.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Averted. They show the burns on his hands after he falls into the fire, and they are very, very cringe-inducing.
* TheHero: Of Kucha.
* {{Keet}}: Michael is a GROWN version of this.
* LargeHam
* NonGameplayElimination: The URExample and TropeMaker.
* ShockingElimination: The first castaway to be eliminated by the actual day-to-day life in camp as he accidentally inhaled smoke and passed out, falling into the fire. Not only was this hugely pivotal in how the game played out as Kucha was forced to go into the merge even instead of having a chance to go in with the numbers advantage, but on top of that it happened to the person with very arguably the strongest survival skills on the show. Was Shocking Even InUniverse.
* WorthyOpponent

[[folder:Kimmi Kappenberg]]

Kimmi was chosen via public vote to return for [[Characters/SurvivorCambodia Cambodia]]

* AlliterativeName
* BreakTheCutie: After Mike caught and killed the pig, Jeff started to mock Kimmi for her vegetarianism. Later, Jeff instigated an argument between her and Alicia over when to cook the chickens. The latter argument is what contributed towards Kimmi getting getting voted off.
* FatalFlaw: Kimmi is a vegetarian who is on a game show where she might have to eat food made from animals.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: According to her audition tape, she enjoys being in the nude, but only because she enjoys to and she doesn't consider anything sexual about it.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: She accidentally revealed to Tina during a reward challenge that Jeff had a previous vote against him. This knowledge caused Ogakor to have an advantage during the merge when they manipulated the votes so that Jeff would leave after a 5-5 deadlock tiebreaker.
* MotorMouth
* NoIndoorVoice: At the first night of camp.
* NoodleIncident: There was a montage of Kimmi chatting it up with her tribe during the first night, and the excerpts of what we heard sounded pretty kinky.
* WallOfBlather

[[folder:Mitchell Olson]]

* HideYourGays: His Sexuality was not discussed on the show and he was the fourth out .
* TheLoad: Considering he's taller than most of the cast, he needed way more food and nutrients than the rest of his tribe. As said by Tina when she votes him out:
--> '''Tina:''' "This game isn't easy. I didn't come out here to starve myself and face the elements to keep the weakest person."
* OneHeadTaller: Than the entire cast - he's ''seven foot''.
* StraightGay: Although his sexuality hasn't be talked about on screen.

[[folder:Maralyn "Mad Dog" Hershey]]

* CoolOldLady: The Oldest woman on the cast and thought as such for Ogakor.
* GenkiGirl: Believe it or not, Maralyn is an older version of this.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Amber, who was her "Mad Pup".
* IWasOnceALooker: As revealed at that [[ReunionShow Reunion]]
* LargeHam
* TheLoad: The reason why she was voted out was because of her lack of athleticism.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Mad Dog by her tribemates.
* ShoutOut: She makes a thinly veiled parody of Sue Hawk's "Rats And Snakes" speech when voting for Kel (whom she mistakenly thought was named "Cal").

[[folder:Kel Gleason]]

* ArchEnemy: Jerri was this to him. On the post show "Back From The Outback" special, he even had a DartboardOfHate with her face on it.
* FishOutOfWater: Like Debb below, he had trouble relating to people who weren't from the military.
* NoodleIncident: The infamous "Beef Jerky Incident" (the question of whether or not he smuggled food into the game) has never been answered, and we never actually saw the footage of Kel chewing on whatever it was that he was chewing on (he claims it was a shard of grass).
** According to Jeff Varner's [=AMA=] from Reddit, he did. Jeff reveals that Kel was caught in front of all the contestants by airport customs for trying to smuggle beef jerky. And later he was caught again for smuggling shoes in game day.
* TokenMinority: He is a Peruvian Quecha.
* TheUnreveal: As mentioned right above, we'll probably never find out whether Kel was really chewing beef jerky or if Jerri was just making it up to make him seem more unlikable to the other tribemates, or even if Jerri genuinely thought that he was eating that, but he really wasn't, and it was all just a misunderstanding.

[[folder:Debb Eaton]]

* FishOutOfWater: Had trouble relating to her tribe, leading to her tribe ousting her first.
* HumiliationConga: Not on the show itself, but as revealed on the post show "Back From The Outback", the prisoners in the prison that she works at have been subjecting her to this by continuously mocking her for being the first person voted off of Survivor. It's pretty hard not to feel sorry for her after hearing about this.
* NiceHat
* {{Tomboy}}: A prison guard, and particularly intimidating one at that.