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     Alliances 

Brigade (Hayden, Enzo, Lane, Matt)

Brenchel (Brendon, Rachel)

  • Battle Couple: Quite obvious that these two would work together as a power duo, being lovers.
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The Winner

     Hayden Garrett Moss (The Winner) 

Hayden Garrett Moss (The Winner)

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Born: May 27th, 1986
Hometown: Tempe, AZ
Current Residence: Tempe, AZ
Occupation:
Number Of HOH Wins: 4
Number Of POV Wins: 3
Number Of Times Nominated:
Number Of Times as Have-Not:
Prizes Won: Winner; $5,000 (secret); Trip to Hawaii (secret)
Prizes/Punishments Taken:
Team: Bridgade (Hayden, Enzo, Lane, Matt)
Finished: 1ST PLACE (WINNER)
Prize Money Won: $500,000
Jury Votes Received: 4/7 Votes (KATHY, MATT, RAGAN, and ENZO)

  • Ac CENT Upon The Wrong Syl LA Ble: Tends to do this.
  • The Ace: Not only was Hayden strong at competitions, but he also had one of the best social games as well.
  • Action Guy: During the season, he won a total of four HOH titles and three POV's.
  • Affectionate Nickname: He is "the Animal" of the Brigade, since he's their muscle.
  • The All-American Boy: Hayden is the wholesome, all-American guy, who everyone would love to befriend.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Hayden was the youngest member of the Brigade alliance.
  • Bash Brothers: With Lane. Although Hayden was close with Enzo and Matt as well, his best friend in the house was Lane.
  • Big Man on Campus: Hayden was rather well liked in the house.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Hayden is fun loving, outgoing and likes to socialize.
  • Breakout Character: Hayden later became the first Big Brother Houseguest to play on Survivor, being set to make an appearance on ''Blood vs. Water'' with his girlfriend note , Kat Edorsson.
  • The Charmer: Hayden is rather charming towards women.
  • Competition Freak: Hayden is competitive and has won many competitions during the season.
  • Cool Shades: Hayden has a fondness for wearing sunglasses and it seems to be his signature. He even wears them when he's in the house or he's wearing them off his face and on top of his hair.
  • The Determinator: He is very persistent and he never gives up or quits.
  • Dumb Jock: Hayden sometimes comes off as this, but it is probably how he talks in the DR that makes him come off as dumb.
  • The Hero: Of the Brigade.
  • Heroic Spirit: Hayden was determined and wasn't the type to give up. Despite his competitive nature, he was still a kind and nice person at the end of it all, resulting in him never losing his status as The Hero of the season.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Enzo and Lane. Both were members of the Brigade alliance and they are his Bash Brothers in every sense of the word. However, between Enzo and Lane, Hayden was always closer to Lane on a personal level probably because they were the two Brigade members that were closer in age.
  • Hunk: Hayden is physically attractive and appealing to the women.
  • Keet: He is rather upbeat, positive and high energy.
  • Large Ham: Hayden sometimes seems a bit over the top in his attitude and behaviour at times, primarily in his DR sessions.
  • Lovable Jock: Hayden is a nice, likeable athlete.
  • Magnetic Hero: Everyone in the house liked or loved Hayden on a personal level. Nobody had a bad thing to say about Hayden as a person, even if people had minor fights and disagreements with him.
  • Messy Hair: Hayden's "shag", as Enzo likes to call Hayden's hair, is rather interesting to say the least. It's the messy version of the Justin Bieber hair.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Hayden is widely appealing to the female viewing audience.
  • Nice Guy: Hayden is genuinely nice, kind and caring. He has never been deliberately mean spirited or rude to the other houseguests and he's generally gotten along with everyone in the house on a personal level.
  • No Indoor Voice: Hayden sounds like he's shouting during his DR sessions.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Hayden is the Red Oni to Lane's Blue Oni.
  • Ship Tease: With Kristen.
  • Shonen Hair: His hair is something out of an anime show.
  • True Companions: With Lane, Matt and Enzo.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Brigade.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Almost always walking around the house shirtless. Not that anyone is complaining.

The Runner-Up

     David "Lane" Elenburg (The Runner-Up) 

David "Lane" Elenburg (The Runner-Up)

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Born: Oct 10th, 1985
Hometown: Decatur, TX
Current Residence: Decatur, TX
Occupation: Oil Rig Salesman
Number Of HOH Wins: 1
Number Of POV Wins: 0
Number Of Times Nominated:
Number Of Times as Have-Not:
Prizes Won: Runner-Up
Prizes/Punishments Taken: Phone Call to Home (Week 7); $1,091.17
Team: Bridgade (Hayden, Enzo, Lane, Matt)
Finished: 2ND PLACE (RUNNER-UP)
Prize Money Won: $50,000
Jury Votes Received: 3/7 Votes (RACHEL, BRENDON, and BRITNEY)

  • Adorkable: Especially when Lane was around Britney. Lane's behaviour around Britney suggested that he may have had a crush on her even though Britney was taken at the time and had a boyfriend back home. There was so much Ship Tease between Lane and Britney that many fans wanted the two of them to get together.
  • Bash Brothers: With Hayden. Lane was close with all of his fellow Brigade members, but he was the closest to Hayden since the beginning. Hayden and Lane had so much Undying Loyalty to each other that Hayden chose to take Lane over Enzo to the Final 2.
  • The Big Guy: Lane is classified as a Class 2.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: He's a big guy but he has a soft and tender side of his personality. His interactions and relationship with Britney show that.
  • The Charmer: Lane is flirtatious and charming. He had great relationships with the women in the house and had a bit of a flirtatious relationship with Britney to the point where there was some serious Ship Tease between the two and even fans wanted them to get together. It turns out that Britney was so charmed by Lane that when she was blindsided after discovering that Lane was a part of a four member alliance that he had loyalty to for the entire game, Britney was beyond devastated to realize that she got played by Lane and the other Brigade members.
  • Date Rape: Implied when he mentioned the 8 second game.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Lane is humorous and witty.
  • Flawless Victory: Lane won every Have-Not food challenge in the season.
  • Gentle Giant
  • Heroic Build
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Huge Guy to Britney's Tiny Girl.
  • Hunk
  • Knight in Shining Armor: For Britney. He was always looking out for Britney and protected her in the game.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Lane didn't take Britney to the final two, and Enzo voted against him, ultimately costing him the grand prize.
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • My Greatest Failure: Lane mentions that he wanted to take Britney to the final two and genuinely liked her as a friend, but he was so heavily at odds with the rest of the Brigade that it was impossible to overthrow them. Britney would dodge the subject of him letting her down for years to come.
  • Nice Guy
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He opened the final Pandora's Box of the summer, and won 3 envelopes with money totaling $91.17. For opening all 3 envelopes, the house was hit with 3 punishments (the silverware and cups were removed from the house until after the next eviction, they had to use sock puppets to talk for a 12 hour period until a bell, and then they had to dance to various forms of music (including a classical concerto) for another 12 hour period until another bell (Had the house failed the last two, everyone would have become Have-Nots and the pool table would also have disappeared.)
  • Non-Action Guy: Lane got to the final two with only winning one HOH competition. Subverted when you look at his Have-Not Food challenge record.
  • The Quiet One
  • Perma-Stubble
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Britney.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Lane's DR's always have good comedic timing.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Lane is the Blue Oni to Hayden's Red Oni.
  • The Stoic
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality
  • True Companions: With Hayden, Matt, and Enzo.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene

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The Jury of Seven

     Vincenzo "Enzo" Palumbo (Juror #7) 

Vincenzo "Enzo" Palumbo (Juror #7)

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Born: Jan 16th, 1978 (age at time of competition: 32)
Hometown: Bayonne, NJ
Current Residence: Bayonne, NJ
Occupation: Insurance Adjuster
Number Of HOH Wins: 0
Number Of POV Wins: 1 note 
Number Of Times Nominated: 3 note 
Number Of Times as Have-Not: 3 note 
Prizes Won: 3D TV
Prizes/Punishments Taken:
Team: Bridgade (Hayden, Enzo, Lane, Matt)
Finished: 3rd Place
Evicted: 1-0 VS. LANE (Decided By Hayden)
HOH Evicted Under: HAYDEN (Week 10, Day 75)
Voted For: HAYDEN

  • Affectionate Nickname: As leader of the Brigade, Enzo calls himself "the Meow-Meow" or just "Meow-Meow".
  • Brick Joke: Enzo remarked in his biography that the most difficult part of living in the Big Brother house for him is “no TV.” Well, guess what he eventually won?
  • Control Freak: Has his moments where he seizes control of the Brigade with unbending tenacity, especially when Matt decides to play by his own rules and Enzo decides the rest had better cut him lose before he drags them all down with him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: If you're looking for a masculine source of many blunt, brash, or otherwise witty comments this season to match up to Britney's feminine snark, Enzo is your man.
  • Happily Married: Enzo is married to his wife, Joella, and has one daughter, Gia.
  • Joisey: He's from Bayonne, New Jersey, and he has a "Jersey Shore" sense of humor.
  • Large Ham: Most of the things he says and does are comical and over-the-top.
  • The Leader: Head of the Brigade alliance. However, Matt is the true brainchild of it.
  • Miles Gloriosus: As the master of the Brigade and an Italian American, he's basically large and in charge personified, but he's more on the obnoxious and sarcastic side, relying on others to carry him forward. On his own, Enzo is a big talker who only has one Power of Veto win to his name. Heck, his own ally Matt rips him to shreds in the Diary Room for rivaling Kathy in terms of competition suck.
  • The Starscream: Overthrew Matt when Matt became too possessive of the alliance and tried to make it suit him and not just the benefit of the whole group because he was going to make them be detected at the rate he was going.

     Britney Elizabeth Haynes (Juror #6) 

Britney Elizabeth Haynes (Juror #6)

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Born: Aug 23rd, 1987 (age at time of competition: 22 - turned 23 in the house)
Hometown: Huntington, AR
Current Residence: Huntington, AR
Occupation: Hotel Sales Manager
Number Of HOH Wins: 1
Number Of POV Wins: 3
Number Of Times Nominated:
Number Of Times as Have-Not:
Prizes Won: America's Favorite Player ($25,000)
Prizes/Punishments Taken: Handcuffed to Brendon for 48 Hours; Pandora's Box #4: 1 Hour with Jessie Godderz note 
Team/Allies: The Brigade (Hayden, Enzo, Lane, Matt), Monet, Ragan
Finished: 4th Place
Evicted: 1-0 Vs. LANE
HOH Evicted Under: Hayden (HOH/POV)
Voted For: Lane

  • Action Girl: Next to Rachel, Britney is the strongest female competitor of the season. Rachel won a total of 2 HOH titles. Britney won 1 HOH title and 3 POV titles. Because of Britney's ability to win tons of POV's in a row (similar to Brendon, who was the male counterpart and also won 3 POV's), she was referred to as the "POV Princess". Some fans even compared Britney to Janelle "Jedi Janie" Pierzina from Big Brother 6 and Big Brother All Stars who is known to be a competition beast and won numerous competitions during her run on Big Brother All Stars. Other than Janelle, Britney was also compared to Daniele Donato from Big Brother 8, who, like Janelle, also won many competitions during her run her respective season.
  • Action Fashionista: Wins 3 POV's and 1 HOH during the course of the season.
  • Arch-Enemy: Rachel. The two clashed severely in the game.
  • Badass Adorable: Britney is cute but don't mess with her.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Britney wears some tops that reveal her stomach.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Monet. They are both Lovable Alpha Bitch's who enjoyed talking smack about all of the house guests. Not to mention, they had a shared dislike of Rachel.
  • Break the Cutie: It really upset her when Rachel got them both on the block and then Monet went home because Britney had to save her own skin with the Power of Veto. Then Britney discovered she got dragged along as the last victim of a power triad (formerly quartet, until Matt screwed himself, which is partly the reason why Brittney made it this far in the first place). After finding out about the secret Brigade alliance that consists of her best friend Lane, she realized that she had no shot of winning the game. Her loss at the final four basically doomed her because it was her last chance to hang on in the game.
  • Breakout Character: Britney ended up winning America's Vote for favorite houseguest (no surprise there after a season filled with her glorious sarcasm-filled Diary Room sessions), and receiving a spot in Big Brother 14 over a third consecutive reappearance by Rachel! Sadly, her luck in that installment of the game is a repeat of here, only she gets blindsided even faster by one Dan Gheesling.
  • Broken Tears: Britney crumbles when Monet goes home, and when she realizes Lane has tricked her.
  • Brutal Honesty: Britney says exactly what is on her mind.
  • The Cake Is a Lie: Became a victim of this with the third Pandora's Box, which promised her game advice, but instead earned her a workout with "Mr. Pectacular" Jessie from the previous two seasons while the rest of the house, including the Have-Nots, received a complimentary Hawaiian luau feast. This would happen to Rachel the next season as well.
  • Cat Smile: Anytime you see that sneaky grin pop on her face, you just know she's hatched a devious new plan. Or a snippy comment. Or both.
  • The Chick: Of the Brigade. Unfortunately for her, they also see her as an Unwitting Pawn, and it was really an all-male alliance to begin with, and was going to stay that way.
  • Cute Bruiser: Britney appears to be cute and innocent but she is quite fiercely competitive and was the sole female who gave the men in the house a run for their money on a competitive level.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Britney is well known for being very witty, funny and humorous.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: Britney was voted as America's Favorite Houseguest.
  • Fag Hag: She immediately takes an open adoration to Ragan on Day One and realizes they can discuss Sex and the City together, both the movie and the show. Why? He has the exact same love for sarcasm she does, evidenced when he mocks his own single dating status. That, and he's a flaming homosexual and Britney can discuss topics that she normal couldn't with other people comfortably with him.
  • The Fashionista: Seems to have a penchant for clothing and fashion. Britney seems to love dressing up.
  • Foil: To Rachel. The two are complete and total opposites in terms of personality and outlooks. Hence, why the two continuously clashed throughout the game.
  • Girly Bruiser: Although she is very much the Girly Girl, Britney has proven that she is also competitive and a fighter in the game.
  • Girly Girl: Britney is very feminine and loves fashion, make up and all of the girly things in life.
  • Girl Next Door: Britney is the kind of girl that everyone would want to befriend.
  • Hello, Nurse!: See Ms. Fanservice.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Tiny Girl to Brendon and Lane's Huge Guy. This becomes funny with Brendon when he forces her to share two punishments with him (they were handcuffed together, and Brendon had to take 24 chum baths every hour on the hour.) The same goes for that time she's stuck with Jessie where she admits she weighs 100 pounds and Jessie says he could lift her six times over his head, then Jessie worries she can't even pick up a 5-pound barbell (although to be honest, Britney just doesn't want to exercise), until finally, Jessie admits he can't make Britney look like him.
  • Losing a Shoe in the Struggle: Played for Laughs as a Funny Background Event. While she's trapped in a room with Jesse listening to him yammer on about fitness and even participate begrudgingly participating in some exercises, eventually Brittney just throws her sandals off in exhaustion and lays down on Jesse's exercise mat in boredom. By the time she gets to go free, you can see her pick them back up and walk out of the room barefooted, so tired she doesn't care about putting them on so much as getting out of there ASAP, moaning, "Oh, God, kill me now."
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Britney can be catty but she is also loveable and root worthy at the same time.
  • Lured into a Trap: Poor Britney. Her downfall was that Lane pretended to be her ally without letting her know he was palled up with Hayden and Enzo, waiting to gang up on her when she had nobody left to vouch for her in the game. Then she learned the cold, bitter truth, and was left out in the cold, bitter.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Britney is one of the most physically attractive female house guests in Big Brother.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: She's the smallest houseguest in the house but she's also one of the strongest competitors of the season. She won 1 HOH and 3 POV's and she was on par with some of the strongest male competitors such as Hayden, Brednon and Matt.
  • Platonic Life-Partners/Just Friends: With Lane. Although there are many shippers who would disagree.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Britney is definitely the comic relief of the season. Her DR's are full of humour, sarcasm and wit.
  • Plucky Girl/The Pollyanna: Britney is an optimistic person overall and hates negative energy. Part of the reason why she disliked Brendon and Rachel so much.
  • The Rival: To Rachel.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Monet. The two became significantly close during the short time that they had in the house together.
  • She's Got Legs: Man... does she ever. The short poodle skirts and short shorts give them even more prevalance. Most noticeably, pay attention to her sunbathing with Monet. She moves legs and feet around so much and so articulately it's almost like they're going to pop off and fly right at you.
  • The Snark Knight: Everything that comes out of Britney's mouth, expect it to be dripping with sarcasm.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Often had this with Lane.
  • Southern Belle: Not as thick an accent as Kathy, but she has a touch of Southern burr to her voice, and she can match Kathy's tone if she wants to, just to mock her for when she says something stupid and/or infuriating.
  • Squee!: Doubling as a Funny Background Event on the monitor behind Julie in the live studio audience, Britney and Rachel squealed with delight behind closed doors as they passed each other in the hallway leading to the Diary Room after Andrew decided to drop a huge nuke of secret and shocking information on the house on his way out and got everybody all worked up.
  • Sweet Home Alabama: Britney is originally from Arkansas.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Her quiet reaction to being handcuffed to Brendon during his diary room confessional as an unwilling participant.
    Britney: Help me.
  • Tsundere: Britney is Type B.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Lane pulled her to fourth place with the idea that they were allies, and used her to target other players strategically, then revealed the existence of the Brigade to her when there were no more enemies left to take out and cute and mousy little Britney was quickly outgunned against three big, beefy men in the following HOH and Veto competitions.
  • Waif-Fu: Britney is tiny but she is not to be messed with.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Her eyes are a very sparky hazel and have this pop-out/inflating quality to them when she makes funny faces.
  • When She Smiles: Britney has a very beautiful and infectious smile.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Why, Britney wears short shorts!

     Ragan Cooper Fox (Juror #5; Saboteur #2) 

Ragan Cooper Fox (Juror #5; Saboteur #2)

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Born: May 09th, 1976 (age at time of competition: 34)
Hometown: West Hollywood, CA
Current Residence: West Hollywood, CA
Occupation: College Professor
Number Of HOH Wins: 0
Number Of POV Wins: 2
Number Of Times Nominated: 3
Number Of Times as Have-Not: 2
Prizes: $20,000 (as the Saboteur)
Punishments:
Team/Allies: Matt, Britney
Finished: 5th Place
Evicted: (2-0) Vs. HAYDEN
HOH Evicted Under: LANE (Week 8, Day 62)
Voted For: HAYDEN

  • Arch-Enemy: RACHEL!!! In-game, Ragan and Rachel utterly despise each other, though they are in good terms after hanging out in the jury house.
  • Badass Bookworm: Ragan is highly educated and intelligent. He is a teacher for a living after all.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Matt. He and Matt are both highly intelligent super nerds.
  • Camp Gay: Ragan displays highly effeminate qualities. Sometimes crosses into Straight Gay territory though.
  • Cool Teacher: Ragan's occupation is a teacher.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Ragan is very witty and humorous. He's also the king of sarcasm and snarkiness.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Ragan and Rachel actually became very good friends after hanging out in the jury house.
  • Gay Best Friend: To Matt, Britney and Rachel (before they became enemies). Matt is straight and married to his wife while Ragan is a flaming gay guy. Despite how different they are, they were so close and had a very strong bond. So strong, in fact, that other people in the house started to speculate the two were a pair or duo in the house. He's also this to a lesser extent to Britney and before he started to dislike Rachel, he was this to Rachel as well.
  • Geek Physique: Of the skinny type. Fitting since Ragan is a nerd and The Smart Guy plus he's a professor for a living.
  • Guile Hero: He proves this with his stint as the Saboteur, which involved psychological games rather than physical handicaps like Annie.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: May not be physically built like Brendon, Hayden or Lane, but he has proven that he can be a tough competitor when the time comes for him to be.
  • Nerd: Definitely one of the geeks or nerds of the season along with Matt. Probably why he and Matt clicked in the first place.
  • Odd Friendship: With Matt. Matt is a heterosexual married nerd while Ragan is a openly gay professor. Despite how different they are, the two were very close in the house and had a very strong bond. Unfortunately for them, they were so close that many people in the house saw Matt and Ragan as a pair. I, fact, the Brigade felt that Matt was so close to Ragan that he may have actually preferred to be more loyal to Ragan than to his fellow Brigade members. This was what spurned the other members to turn on Matt.
  • The Professor: Ragan is a professor for a living. He most definitely fits his job occupation personality wise since he's very well spoken and is excellent at lecturing people and putting them in their place. His cast photo is the epitome of someone who is a stereotypical teacher or professor with the bow tie and all.
  • Secret Identity: Ragan was voted to be the second Saboteur, and was allowed to accept the $20,000 offer when Matt opened the first Pandora's Box of the summer; both benefited (Ragan was successful with his sabotages and won the Golden Veto in the second week when he was nominated by Brendon, getting him through that week, and the Box awarded Matt the Diamond Veto, which he used to thwart Brendon's plans for the Brigade when he nominated (and evicted) Kathy (Brendon didn't get to choose the replacement nominee for the Diamond Veto, MATT did).
  • The Smart Guy: Ragan is very smart, intellectual and intelligent. He is a professor for a living after all. He's also not bad at the strategy part of Big Brother either. It's easy to tell how smart he is with his ability to persuade others and how he converses with other people.
  • The Strategist: One of the most strategic players of the season. He played mind games with the house as the saboteur instead of causing physical mayhem.
  • Tender Tears: Ragan has a lot of melodramatic breakdowns, almost Once an Episode.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: His arguments with Rachel after she returns for 24 hours via Pandora's Box. He utterly DESTROYS her.
  • Token Minority: Wouldn't be a US Big Brother season without a campy gay in the mix, now would it?

     Brendon Josef Villegas (Juror #4) 

Brendon Josef Villegas (Juror #4)

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Born: Jul 2nd, 1980 (age at time of competition: 30)
Hometown: Riverside, CA
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA (Riverside, CA at time of competition)
Occupation: High School Swim Coach
Number Of HOH Wins: 1 note 
Number Of POV Wins: 3 note 
Number Of Times Nominated: 4 note 
Number Of Times as Have-Not: 3 note 
Prizes Won: Viewing of The Other Guys note 
Prizes/Punishments Taken: Pandora's Box #2: Spa Vacation/Escape the House for 24 Hours note  Handcuffed to Britney for 48 Hours; Shaved Head Punishment; Chum Bath Punishment
Team/Allies: Brenchel (Brendon, Rachel)
Finished: 6th Place
Evicted: (3-0) Vs. BRITNEY
HOH Evicted Under: HAYDEN (Week 7, Day 55- Double Eviction Week)
Voted For: LANE

  • Action Hero: Brendon is a tough competitor and has proven that with winning 1 HOH and 3 POVs during the season. He's the strongest male competitor next to Hayden and Matt.
  • Badass Bookworm: Brendon is very intelligent and book smart.
  • The Big Guy: Brendon could be a combination of Class 2, Class 4 and Class 5.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Although Brendon has shown that he is tough and strong physically, he is actually rather emotional and sensitive. He is also very affectionate and even clingy towards Rachel.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's later entreated and subjected to a ton of punishments by an annoyed household after Rachel's eviction, resulting in Brendon having to shave his head, take periodic chum baths, and poor Britney being handcuffed to him.
  • Competition Freak: Brendon is a strong competitor and he loves to win competitions.
  • Emotional Bruiser: Brendon has proven to be rather emotional and sensitive. He has no problem with expressing his feelings and his emotions as well as his soft, tender side.
  • Genius Bruiser: Brendon is a brainiac as well as an athlete.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Huge Guy to Britney's Tiny Girl. Brendon is well over 6 feet tall and Britney is only a little over 5 feet tall. Whenever they are sitting or standing next to each other, it's clear how much of a height and size difference there is between the two that it's almost comical. Brendon lampshades Britney's size next to his during a fight by calling her "3 foot nothing".
  • Hunk: Brendon is Tall, Dark, and Handsome and physical attractive.
  • Jerkass: Brendon's attitude has shown to be rather off putting at times and he has mistreated quite a few of his fellow housemates.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although Brendon can be a jerk, he has also shown to have strong compassion and empathy towards others. He is also a bit on the emotional and sensitive side and hates to hurt other people's feelings.
  • Jerk Jock: He's athletic and sometimes a major jerk at times.
  • Nice Hat: His black and blue cap. One of Brendon's trademarks is wearing his cap backwards.
  • Ship Tease: With Rachel. The two instantly connected over their shared love of science. Chemistry anyone? They Do get a Relationship Upgrade after Big Brother.
  • The Smart Guy: Brendon later revealed to the houseguests that he has a Master's Degree in Physics and is working on his Ph.D in the same field. Specifically, a candidate in biomedical physics at the University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Brendon is 6'2", had dark hair, dark eyes and is physically attractive. He fits the bill of this trope 100%.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Scorpions?: Just like his fiancé, Brendon is afraid of arachnids, only his fear is particularly scorpions.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Poor Brendon—after Rachel got evicted, something got between him and his girl. The Pandora's Box he opened gave him a spa vacation, where he believed Rachel would be as well. Instead, he inadvertently re-invited Rachel back into the house during the time he was gone.

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     Matthew 'Matt' Hoffman (Juror #3) 

Matthew 'Matt' Hoffman (Juror #3)

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Born: Jul 31st, 1977 (age at time of competition: 32 - turned 33 in the house)
Hometown: Elgin, IL
Current Residence: Elgin, IL
Occupation: Web Designer
Number Of HOH Wins: 2 note 
Number Of POV Wins: 1 (Diamond) note 
Number Of Times Nominated: 3 note 
Number Of Times as Have-Not:
Prizes/Punishments Taken: Pandora's Box #1: Diamond Power Of Veto note 
Team: Bridgade (Hayden, Enzo, Lane, Matt)
Finished: 7th Place
Evicted: (4-0) Vs. ENZO
HOH Evicted Under: BRITNEY (Week 7, Day 55- Double Eviction Week)
Voted For: HAYDEN

  • Adorkable: Matt is very nerdy, dorky and endearing at the same time, especially with regards to his relationship and bond with Ragan.
  • Advantage Ball: Gifted the Diamond Power Of Veto as a temptation, which gave him indomitable control over one spot on the eviction block once he used it.
  • Anti-Hero: Type III or a mild Type IV.
  • Butt-Monkey: He did the most for the Brigade by winning comps, yet his other Brigade members did nothing but use him, plot against him and eventually got him evicted. He was definitely the most expendable member of the Brigade, mostly because the Brigade members felt that Matt was shady and didn't have as much loyalty to the alliance as they did.
  • The Call Put Me on Hold: Inverted, he put the call on hold. Matt was a finalist for the Big Brother 11 cast, but he had to back out due to it conflicting with his plans to marry his wife. Fortunately, the producers were understanding, and simply waited until next year!
  • Character Tics: A la Al Bundy, sticking a hand down his pants, especially while relaxing or laying down.
  • The Chessmaster: This guy is a member of Mensa, for crying out loud! Of course he's the clever one with all the plans!
  • Crazy-Prepared: If one of Matt's plans don't work out, expect hi to have another one ready. Brendon had nominated Matt for eviction and was fully prepared on getting him out so that he could avenge Rachel's eviction (since Matt was the HOH that was responsible for Rachel leaving). But Brendon and the rest of the house were completely blindsided when Matt pulled out his secret Diamond Power of Veto which gave him the opportunity to remove himself or any other nominee from the block and also name the replacement nominee. Since Matt knew that was likely going home, he decided to use his DPOV at the perfect opportunity.
  • The Creon: Tried to pass himself off as one of Enzo's lackeys to push attention away from himself.
    • Hoist by His Own Petard: Ironically, when Matt disagreed with Enzo's moves later into the game, he paid the price for relying on Enzo because Enzo turned around and got mad at Matt for trying to revoke the control he gave him in the first place... by having Lane use his connection to Britney as a way of staging a coup against him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Extremely snarky and sarcastic. Every single comment that comes out of his mouth is dripping with sarcasm that it's hard to tell whether he's being serious or not. His DR sessions are snark and sarcasm central.
  • Face of the Band: Used to be the lead singer and guitarist of a band called Shooting Blanks. Although, that was a long time ago, and you'd probably only readily recognize him now because he's a Big Brother alumni, which is why this is invoked, even though it's unintentional.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: He became friends with Rachel and even served as the officiator at her wedding to Brendon.
  • Gay Bravado: He has his fair share of moments with Ragan, even though Matt is straight and married.
  • Geek: He's one of the nerdy archetypes and characters of the season, along with Ragan and Brendon but Brendon is more of a Genius Bruiser and Academic Athlete as he's both nerdy and athletic.
  • Geek Physiques: Of the skinny variation.
  • Guile Hero/Evil Genius: Matt is a cross between the two.
  • Happily Married: He's happily married to his wife Stacy and made up a lie about his he was playing Big Brother and wanted to win the money for her because she had a rare bone disease in her leg. One can tell that Matt is absolutely crazy about her whenever he talks about her.
  • Iconic Outfit: His skull-patterned pajama onesie.
  • Insufferable Genius: He's a very smart guy, approaching Evil Genius levels, but he bragged a lot about how intelligent he was during his DR sessions. He even labelled himself as "The Brains" of the Brigade and that it was him that was the mastermind behind the alliance (in which, according to him, he was and not Enzo).
  • It's All About Me: What creamed him in the game was Matt's decision to keep everyone in the dark about his Diamond Power Of Veto, even his own alliance. Even though he had good reasons not to reveal it until it was absolutely necessary, the very act of ignoring his own alliance destroyed his reputation among them.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: When he saved himself at the last minute from eviction with the Diamond Power of Veto and tossed out Kathy in his place... he soon learned that it was Double Eviction Night. For all the effort he put in to survive that night, he still fell out of power and got eliminated.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Lied to everyone about his wife having cancer. When he finally admitted that to the jury after he's eliminated, everybody (especially Kathy, who survived cancer) is not happy about it.
  • Man Behind the Man: He helped devise the groundwork of the Brigade, which is built on this principle: one core alliance of four with an ally on the side for each to use as a sub-alliance helper so that attention is pushed away from the main unit. Unfortunately for Enzo, he intended for Monet to be his and Rachel happened to get in the way of that.
  • Nerd: He's the de facto nerd archetype of the season along with Ragan.
  • Nice Job Fixing It Villain: He opened the first Pandora's Box of the season, which gave him the Diamond Power Of Veto that allowed HIM to decide the replacement nominee instead of the HoH (he used this to avoid eviction in his semi-final week, which got Kathy evicted instead; the Diamond Veto has not reappeared since this moment- but it was one of the potential America's Care Package gifts in Big Brother: Over The Top.) The side effect, however, was Ragan was then secretly offered a $20,000 cash prize by the producers for becoming the second replacement Saboteur after the first one, Annie, failed to survive her first week when she was backdoored courtesy of the regular Veto (America had decided on him through an online poll, but he would not have gotten the offer had the Box remained untouched.) Matt lampshaded this trope when the new Saboteur was revealed, and the House had to endure two weeks worth of secret psychological torture from Ragan.
  • Proud to Be a Geek: Matt has no qualms about labelling himself to be a nerd and a geek. He calls himself a super genius who is a Mensa member and has a very high IQ in which he shares with only 2% of the world population. H gloats about how proud he is to be a geek in his DR sessions.
  • Sacrificial Lion: By the Brigade alliance due to Matt's behavior and wanting to keep their secret intact. Matt was the first one to be kicked out, and the only one not to make it to the Final Three.
  • Secret Keeper: His wife is perfectly fine, and he won a very powerful form of Veto. Not revealing either of these screwed up his longevity in the house big time, because he cemented himself as untrustworthy.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Matt's an intelligent dude, but he sure loved to gloat about his smart and sneaky he was. Unfortunately, his arrogance ended up costing him the game as his alliance members grew tired of his constant boasting.
  • The Smart Guy: Known as "The Brains" of the Brigade.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: His use of the DPOV in a desperate bind when he realized he was the low man on the totem pole and the one who was being pushed out of his own alliance. It ultimately failed, because Matt only survived one extra week with his ace-in-the-hole.
  • Zero-Approval Gambit: Not entirely disliked by everyone because fans can recognize it's just a game and people can scheme up some whoppers, but Matt got HUGE resentment from the media for lying about his wife having the bone condition melorheostosis as a sympathy card in the game and crossing a very dark line by being wholly disrespectful and inconsiderate towards those who have actually battled cancerous diseases. He also earned the everlasting scorn of Kathy, a real cancer survivor and an extra strong verbal dressing down from her.
  • Zonk: Played with; Matt lied to the houseguests, including the Brigade, that when he opened the first Pandora's Box, he only received a dollar- when he really received a very helpful advantage in the game.

     Katherine 'Kathy' Hillis (Juror #2) 

Katherine 'Kathy' Hillis (Juror #2)

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Born: May 2nd, 1970 (age at time of competition: 40)
Hometown: Texarkana, AR
Current Residence: Texarkana, AR
Occupation: Deputy Sheriff - Sergeant
Number Of HOH Wins: 0
Number Of POV Wins: 0
Number Of Times Nominated: 2 note 
Number Of Times as Have-Not: 1 note 
Prizes/Punishments Taken: Diamond Power Of Veto Replacement Nominee note 
Team: None
Finished: 8th Place
Evicted: (5-0) Vs. LANE
HOH Evicted Under: BRENDON (Week 6, Day 48)
Voted For: HAYDEN

  • Action Mom: Averted. She's the sole mom of the house but she's a terrible competitor and can't seem to win a competition to save her Big Brother life. You'd expect Kathy to excel at physical competitions as well since she's a sheriff for a living and cops have to be fit in and in shape.
  • Badass on Paper: She's a female cop, and that's an impressive job. She's also a peerless bumbling competitor. Of the HIGHEST caliber, and we're not talking police-issue guns here.
  • Berserk Button/Trauma Button: DON'T YOU DARE lie about having cancer in front of an actual survivor... MATT.
  • Brawn Hilda: Downplayed. At the most, she gets some gentle ribbing for appearing unusually physically fit ('cause being on the force, you're expected to be fit!) and joked at when she's unusually clumsy.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Annie even provides the sound effects for it. She's loopy.
  • Deep South: She has a very strong southern accent.
  • Determinator: Kathy is a survivor of ovarian cancer who is playing the game for the sake of her son.
  • Epic Fail: Each and every one of her competitive feats... all of zero. But none more so than the moment she got stuck in caramel, which Britney went on to note was her favorite moment from the season in her reappearance in Season 14.
  • Female Misogynist: In her bio, the one thing she notes for "What types of people would you NOT choose to live with you in the house is "All Women!!!!" Whether that means an all-woman household or just all women in general is debatable.
  • Hypocrite: It almost made her an enemy in Britney's eyes to call out her bad performance in a competition where Britney at least tried to get to the end, when Kathy's performance was GIVING UP and sitting around like a beached whale lowing in distress during the competition for about 20 minutes or so.
  • Joke Character: A few weeks in, nearly everyone universally agreed that Kathy is hopeless when it comes to making ANY gains in the game.
  • The Load: Everybody in the house thinks she can't do jack except float to the end. Most tellingly, Brittney is quickly fed up with her for calling out her game when she is easily the worst competitor in the house, period.
  • Losing Horns: By the Zing-Bot competition, Kathy was doing so badly at challenges that her failure was proceeded with "WAH-WAH-WAH-WAHHHHH" horns.
  • Mama Bear: She is trying to win money to pay off her son's education. Unfortunately...
  • The Millstone: She is obscenely horrible at competitions like no other. Need proof? She's so crap at competitions that people actually sincerely believed she was the original Saboteur intentionally throwing challenges. The one time she's actually useful in a competition (A Have-Not food challenge), her team has to choose her to be strapped to a wall so she can't mess things up! And they even have think of a nice way to put it without hurting her feelings. In fact, she is so lousy at physical comps that she practically spells doom for anybody stuck with her in a competition AT ALL (save for the bowling challenge, which she actually managed to do well at). Ragan in particular is amazed at how bad she is at challenges and frequently slams her poor showings in his Diary Room sessions. You know what? Here. Enjoy the fail montage!!
    Ragan: Whenever Kathy is on your team, it's like that movie Weekend at Bernie's... you're just carrying around a dead body through the competition.
  • Never My Fault: She doesn't seem to realize that she drags down everybody in competitions and blames other people. She told Britney she watched her do a bad job at a competition after Kathy had been the one who doomed them from the start.
  • Shocking Elimination: She was the victim of Matt's Diamond Power Of Veto, and it was so shocking and unexpected that she walked out of the house without her bag.
  • Strange Cop in a Strange Land: Kathy is a deputy sheriff with the rank of Sergeant thrust into the world of Big Brother. The social game aspect seemed lost on her... and the competition aspect.... PFFT-HAHAHAHAH!!!!!
  • Too Dumb to Live: Most people playing the game think Kathy is completely clueless. She spends TWENTY minutes despairing at one competition and then thinks Britney did worse than her (who then goes on to win POV), then in the Zingbot competition, which requires speed, she says "I'm gonna take my time." And then fails the competition mere moments later... Brittney demolishes her in the Diary Room for that one.
    Kathy: (looks at Britney and Matt on the bench) I'm takin' my time. (Brittney gives Matt a "can you believe this shit" kinda look on the bench)
    Brittney (Diary Room): (takes a long and disgusted pause)......(mocking Kathy's drawl in a phony happy tone of voice just oozing with contempt and sarcasm) "I'm takin' my time on this one....." (here comes the sass) OH, on THIS one? Oh, you're gonna take your time on this one. Okay, just take it slow Kathy, 'cause this isn't a race or anything. No problem. ZIInnNG. (gives the camera a "DURR" face and scoffs with annoyance)
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: Subverted, Rachel is just a Sore Loser claiming this. After outlasting Rachel in a POV competition and bragging about it, Rachel is quick to bash her for not playing with character, integrity, and morals because Kathy was cheering that she won and beat Rachel, but then Kathy turns around and tells her she's basically been doing the same thing as well.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Matt dodged elimination in the first round of Double Eviction Week by choosing her to take his place with the DPOV.

     Rachel Eileen Reilly (Juror #1) 

Rachel Eileen Reilly (Juror #1)

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Born: Oct 16th, 1984 (age at time of competition: 26)
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA (Las Vegas, NV at time of competition)
Occupation: Chemistry Graduate Student/VIP Cocktail Waitress
Number Of HOH Wins: 2 note 
Number Of POV Wins: None
Number Of Times Nominated: 1
Number Of Times as Have-Not: 1 note 
Prizes Won: $5,000 note ; Viewing of The Other Guys note 
Prizes/Punishments Taken: Pandora's Box Punishment Consequence #2 - AKA Herself note 
Team: Brenchel (Brendon, Rachel)
Finished: 9th Place
Evicted: (6-0) Vs. BRENDON
HOH Evicted Under: MATT (Week 5, Day 41)
Voted For: LANE

  • 0% Approval Rating: Dear LORD. Nearly everyone hated Rachel's guts in the house. Nobody liked her and nobody wanted to be around her. It's justified that people couldn't tolerate her in the house because she was constantly dramatic, overly emotional, abrasive, and attention seeking. During her short time in the house, Rachel managed to get into fights and altercations with nearly every single houseguest. She's gotten in fights with Annie, Kristen, Hayden, Britney, Ragan, Matt, Monet, the list goes on and on. Rachel's abrasive and obnoxious personality has made it very difficult for the other houseguests to tolerate her or want to live with her. When Rachel was evicted in Week 5, the house practically threw a party and celebration that she was finally out of their hair. To top it off, some of the houseguests (primarily Britney) left mean comments while they were voting out Rachel and also left her some pretty nasty goodbye messages to her. Rachel was so reviled in the house that everyone was disgusted and repulsed when she came back for 24 hrs due to Brendon opening Pandora's Box and unleashing her upon the house. The only person that tolerated her or even liked her was Brendon and even he was fed up with Rachel and her behavior. To be fair, Rachel being strongly disliked by everyone in the house is understandable because of her overly emotional, attention seeking and abrasive personality but whenever she won HOH, she would become power hungry and go on a serious power trip by acting like The Caligula who tried to force everyone to like her and tried to command respect from everyone in the house simply because she was the one in power. To add salt to the wound, not only did pretty much every dislike Rachel in the house unanimously, but she was also widely disliked and hated by America and fans couldn't wait to see her finally evicted once and for all. She somehow managed to go from be The Scrappy to becoming more of a Base-Breaking Character after coming back for Season 13, but she still has a large subset of fans who still hate and despise her.
  • All Women Love Shoes: Yep, she's a fan of the big, spicy 'n spiky kickers, even if they're impractical. So much so that she actually has to take them off for a boxing competition where she obviously couldn't fight in them, and all throughout her argument with Kristen, the camera never strays away from the fact Rachel is firmly holding her shoes in her hand instead of putting them back onto her feet, like she was about to fling them as weapons and the cameras were waiting with bated breath (she didn't, by the way).
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: The entire house was so joyous and happy when Rachel was evicted. After spending four weeks of living with her obnoxious, abrasive and loud behaviour, it's really no shock that everyone was through with her and couldn't wait to get rid of her.
  • Arch-Enemy: With pretty much everyone, but mostly Ragan, who had lampshaded her status as his enemy, and was nonplussed when she was let back into the house for a day thanks to the second Pandora's Box, which removed Brendon from the house.
  • Action Fashionista: Is an Action Girl and a Competition Freak to boot but also a real Girly Girl who loves clothing, fashion and dressing up.
  • Action Girl: Won 2 HOHs in her 5 weeks, impressive since, consequentially, she can't compete for 2 of the HOHs.
  • Alpha Bitch: THE BIGGEST BITCH OF ALL. Rachel Reilly is the most infamous bitch of the US run of Big Brother, due to being the ultimate attention seeker and firestarter in the house, and constantly being a hellcat to everybody. On top of that, she is fiercely devoted to her man.
  • Attention Whore: Rachel thrives on drama and gaining attention from it. Britney notes how she makes a ridiculous deal over her HOH room when no one really cares that much about the little commodities the houseguests get from home (they're nice, but they're not OMG material ALL the time), and it eventually gets to the point where she, Ragan, and Matt sneak in there to try on her hair extensions and imitate her calling out Kristin. Then Rachel and Brendon enter and they managed to play it off as a tribute to her. Until finally, Matt wins HOH and shows off his room/basket and everyone fakes overly excited reactions to it in front of Rachel just to spite her... and she doesn't get it. Sarcasm blind? Try sarcasm blind, deaf, and dumb.
  • Battle Couple: With Brendon. Both are highly competitive and won a lot of competitions.
  • Big Breast Pride: Rachel has large breasts (assumed to be breast implants) and she's not afraid to show them off by wearing revealing tops and dresses.
  • Break the Haughty: Her telling off following her 24-hour return to the house. She mocked Ragan's attitude toward her as feeling small because he was gay... BIG mistake. Ragan unloaded on her so fast there was no need for the Internet to lay into her, because he said everything that was wrong with her and more.
  • Breakout Character: Became extremely well-known among the fanbase despite pacing 9th. Rachel was immediately brought back for Big Brother 13 and later The Amazing Race 20 and and the second All-Stars. note 
  • Brutal Honesty: Rachel is highly opinionated and says exactly what is on her mind.
  • The Bully: Rachel was rude, abrasive, profane and loud. She got into fights and arguments with nearly every single houseguest. She made constant bitchy comments and remarks to other people just because she wanted to start confrontations. Even Brendon had told Rachel to tone down her bullying and argumentative behaviour because it was making her and Brendon bigger targets. Due to her bullying behavior, it's no wonder why the other houseguests were so elated and happy to finally be rid of her as soon as possible.
  • Buxom Is Better: Has a large buxom and flaunts it like there's no tomorrow. She has a lot of dresses and tops that have an Impossibly-Low Neckline where she shows Absolute Cleavage with no shame.
  • Catchphrase: "NOBODY GETS BETWEEN ME AND MY MAN!"
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: In regards to Brendon, OH SO MUCH.
  • Competition Freak: See Action Girl. In the first four weeks alone, Rachel managed to win 2 H Oh competitions. Unfortunately for her, her competitive streak was cut short since she ended up being the first jury member due to making herself a big target by rubbing people the wrong way and being too strong of a competitor right off the bat.
  • Dead Person Conversation: Non-lethal example. Rachel finally got evicted when the house got sick of her beastly attitude, none more so than Ragan. When the second Pandora's Box was opened, the producers saw fit to make her the punishment (because they knew she was ratings gold, of course!). She got to come back into the house for 24 hours while her fiancée went "missing" at the same time, and spend it terrorizing the house with fiery insults, and basically shilling anyone she saw fit to go forward in the game. She spent most of that time homed in on Ragan and being an absolute pest. Ragan eventually blew up in due force and called her the most disgusting "devil child" he had ever met, finally shutting her down. Rachel then spent the remainder of her time in the house very subdued and walked right back out very torn down and bitter.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Everything that comes out of Rachel's mouth is dripping with sarcasm. She's pretty much the queen of snark and sarcasm although nobody can out-snark or out sass Britney or even Ragan.
  • Drama Queen: She is very dramatic and loves to be the center of attention. See Attention Whore.
  • Dramatic Irony: Spends half the game proclaiming, "Nobody gets between me and my man!" The week she's evicted, her man tries to fall on the sword and get himself evicted in her stead, but nothing stops the house from coming between them.
  • Entitled Bitch: DEAR LORD. She makes a show out of every little reward she gets in the game, and it drives everyone outside of her fiancee up the walls, down the walls, then back up again, nonstop. Pretty soon, it's managed to piss off the whole house. She makes every little thing about her, and is always having "Yay me!" moments. And if you're not Brandon, then you're just a stepping stone. SHEESH. The game is called "Big Brother", not "Big Rachel/Big Brandon/Big Brenchel". It's mostly because of this self-absorbed attitude that poor Elissa ends up taking a lot of flak a few seasons later.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Of course the woman who wears a ton of eyeliner is gonna be the eye of the storm.
  • Fake-Hair Drama: Practically her signature. Rachel is well-known for wearing loads of hair extensions. Expensive hair extensions. This is best scene when Brittney, Matt, and Ragan sneak into her HOH room, snitch some of them, and then dress up as Rachel and proceed to bash the living crap out of her ditzy and entitled behavior.
  • The Fashionista: Rachel loves clothing, fashion and make up.
  • Fiery Redhead: Rachel is very opinionated and strong willed. As for the hair, she manipulates the redhead look with extensions and has so many lying around three houseguests are able to don Rachel wigs and imitate her. As if one Rachel wasn't bad enough...!
  • Foil: To Britney. Britney is blonde; Rachel is redheaded. Both are extroverted but Rachel is outwardly loud and obnoxious; Britney is more quiet and reserved. Both are sarcastic but Rachel is abrasive in her sarcasm while Britney is more low key in her sarcasm. Rachel is more of The Big Girl while Britney is petite and small. Rachel was in a showmance; Britney wasn't in a showmance. Rachel is a Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak; Britney is a straight up Girly Girl. Rachel was hated in the house; Britney was well liked and loved in the house. Rachel was disliked by America; Britney was loved by America. Rachel was enemies with Ragan; Britney was close friends and allies with Ragan.
  • The Friend No One Likes: Spoiled, loud, boastful, tequila-obsessed. Sure, everyone acts like she's a goddess around her... but as soon as she gone, everyone notes how much they can't stand her.
  • Genius Bruiser: Rachel is smart but she is also an Action Girl and a competitor.
  • Genki Girl: Rachel is very upbeat, bubbly and sociable. Almost annoyingly so.
  • Girly Bruiser: She's feminine but also a fighter in the game.
  • Girly Girl: Rachel is ultra girly and feminine. But she does have an aggressive streak to her personality, making her more of a Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Rachel loves her tequila.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: After she put one showmance on the block and split them up by getting the girl sent out in an overwhelming and near-unanimous vote, Matt put her and her fiancée on the block and got her sent out in a fully unanimous vote.
  • Hot-Blooded: Rachel is passionate, hot headed and impulsive. She's very emotional and gets riled up easily. One minor thing can set off her emotions and before you know it, she's going on a rampage and getting into fights with other people. Her hot headed and passionate personality was part of what made her such an early target for eviction in the game despite being a solid competitor. Brendon served as a more calming effect on Rachel whenever she would get out of control with her emotions.
  • Hysterical Woman: Rachel is so overtly dramatic and emotional that she often has so many emotional outbursts. Because of her dramatic and emotional nature, she's gotten into fights and altercations with nearly every single houseguest. She thrives on drama and being the centre of attention at all times and she loves to play the victim card if it means thatchers will give her attention and feel sympathy for her. Eventually, people on the house got sick of her drama and theatrics and they gave her the boot from the game early on. Rachel's dramatic and overly emotional personality is so infamous that it's become her trademark and if she's not acting hysterical, wild or out of control, then she's not herself.
  • Improbable Weapon User: As the second Pandora's Box punishment, she tried to spell out Matt's name in pretzels as a hint for Brendon, who was watching from the live feeds, to vote Matt out. Ironically, Ragan ended up going after Matt, and Matt was protected by the first Pandora's Box prize, the Diamond Power of Veto.
  • I Shall Taunt You:
    • Her now-famous phrase that she would end all of her eviction video goodbyes on: "Nobody gets between me and my man".
    • In what was perhaps her defining moment on the show, her quote after the Week 4 "BB Knockout" HOH competition:
    Rachel: Floaters, you better grab a life vest! ........Kristen.
  • It's All About Me: Rachel is very selfish, self absorbed and tries to make everything about herself. Her constant need to play the victim in attempts to garner both attention and sympathy from others shows her selfish and self involved nature. Everything with Rachel is "me, me, me, me". After all, Rachel's selfishness got on people's nerves and they couldn't take it anymore so they ended up voting her out early in the game. She was also willing to ruthlessly and carelessly throw everyone under the bus in order to save herself and Brendon at any cost.
  • Lady Swears-a-Lot: Like a SAILOR.
  • Large Ham: Rachel has the largest presence in the house due to having a very loud, abrasive and extroverted personality. Rachel became the most infamous houseguest of the season despite being so widely hated in the house and amongst the viewers. Fortunately for Rachel, her loud and extroverted personality managed to make her not only an infamous character in Big Brother but also somewhat of a Breakout Character since she's become The Face of Big Brother in many ways. She was even asked to come back for Season 13.
  • Life of the Party: Rachel loves drinking and partying. She also loves being the centre of attention no matter what. Due to being a sociable and extroverted person.
  • No Indoor Voice: Rachel sounds very loud in her DR sessions. Hell, she is always loud.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Attempted and failed miserably. Rachel tried to bribe Britney into using the Power of Veto on her in exchange for the $5,000 she won in the same competition. Britney didn't bite, and Rachel was left a sitting duck for an impending eviction... hers.
  • Ship Tease: With Brendon. The two instantly clicked and bonded over their shared love of science, which was the start of their epic Big Brother love story.
  • The Smart Girl: Rachel is a chemist, Monet.
  • Spoiled Brat: When things don't go Rachel's way, she throws a fit and starts crying. When Kathy beat Rachel in the POV in Week 5, she threw a fit at Kathy for celebrating beating Rachel. Rachel then tried to force Kathy to apologize to her face for celebrating her beating Rachel and kicking her while she was down because she was on the block against Brendon. Enzo lampshades this during his DR session that when Rachel doesn't get her way, she throws a crying fit and acts like a baby.
  • Squee!: Shared a mutual squeal of glee while jumping up and down with Britney while passing each other in the hallway to the Diary Room to cast their votes to evict Andrew after Andrew blew up the house and left them with a lot of dirty laundry to exploit.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Spiders?: Rachel's bio for this season reads, "What are you afraid of: I hate spiders!!!!!!"
  • Woman Child
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: Rachel loves to rub her competition wins (all of two) into the others' faces.
  • Vapor Wear: Went off to one of the competitions without any pants. Britney went to town commenting on that one.

Evicted

     Kristen Mary Bitting (Evicted HG #4) 

Kristen Mary Bitting (Evicted HG #4)

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Born: Jan 07th, 1986 (age at time of competition: 24)
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Current Residence: Philadelphia, PA
Occupation: Boutique Manager
Number Of HOH Wins: None
Number Of POV Wins: None
Number Of Times Nominated: 1
Number Of Times as Have-Not: None
Prizes/Punishments Taken: Hippietard Punishment note 
Team: None
Finished: 10th Place
Evicted: (6-1) Vs. HAYDEN
HOH Evicted Under: RACHEL (Week 4, Day 34)

  • Arch-Enemy: Rachel. Kristen and Rachel were the bitterest of enemies inside the house. Rachel accused Kristen of telling her that she would put her up on the block if she won HOH. Rachel also said that she heard Kristen kissing Hayden, after the fact that Andrew exposed their showmance and confirmed her suspicions. When Rachel tried to apologize for previous altercations, Kristen did not accept Rachel's apology, which led to a gigantic feud that week, where Kristen had a legendary fight with Rachel, which predictably ended with Rachel nominating the Krayden showmance together.
  • Artifact of Doom: She got the unitard-themed punishment of the season, something which nobody has managed to have without being evicted soon afterward, and she was evicted while still wearing it. To add insult to injury, Rachel was the one who sealed her fate, after spending the week leading up to her eviction making her feel miserable.
  • Butt-Monkey: All of Week 4, Kristen was basically a walking "Kick Me" sign for Rachel, and the Hippietard punishment was an extra helping of misery.
  • Cassandra Truth: She was suspicious of the existence of the Bridgade, and accurately predicted what they planned to do in the game, but just like Andrew at eviction night, her pleas fell on deaf ears- justified, because she had been ratted out as a threat herself.
  • Cat Fight: She got into an enormous argument with Rachel the moment Rachel won HOH. No guesses who ended up on the block that day.
  • Dirty Coward: Andrew called her a "tin man" for not having the guts to face him after making a brutal speech the day prior to his eviction.
  • Honey Trap: Seemed to be using Hayden to her own end in their showmance, and Andrew was quick to point that out.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: She was immediately targeted and later evicted from the house after Andrew called her out for her displeasing gameplay, and getting into it with Rachel and choosing not to be forgiving when offered an apology from Rachel. To add insult to injury, she was put up with her own showmance partner, who had been warned by Andrew she was bad news to his game.
  • Last of Her Kind: The last of the people to be evicted before Jury, as well as the last of a consecutive group of people who won absolutely no competitions.
  • The Load: Kristen used people quite often to get ahead. Unsurprisingly, Rachel chucked a backhanded insult at Kristen for being a "floater" (AKA doing nothing to further yourself in the game on your own and clinging to other people to ride along). Cue the shouting match!

     Andrew Ian "Captain Kosher" Gordon (Evicted HG #3) 

Andrew Ian "Captain Kosher" Gordon (Evicted HG #3)

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Born: Apr 29th, 1971 (age at time of competition: 34)
Hometown: Miami Beach, FL
Current Residence: Miami Beach, FL
Occupation: Podiatrist
Number Of HOH Wins: None
Number Of POV Wins: None
Number Of Times Nominated: 1
Number Of Times as Have-Not: 1 note 
Prizes/Punishments Taken: Immunity Week 1 note 
Team: None
Finished: 11th Place
Evicted: (8-0) Vs. KATHY
HOH Evicted Under: MATT (Week 3, Day 27)

  • Brutal Honesty: Andrew pulled NO punches in his eviction speech telling it how it was, yet cries of "Lies!" erupted from the houseguests faster than you could say "evicted".
  • Butt-Monkey: Self-inflicted. He volunteered to be the mascot of the "Hot Dog, We Have a Wiener" competition and sit out a chance to win money with the promise of immunity for the week. Not that it really helped, as Andrew grated on people's nerves in the house very quickly and still went out third.
  • Cassandra Truth: Andrew's warnings about Britney fell on mostly deaf ears, and Britney not only used and dumped Ragan when it suited her, but she made it all the way to the final four- where she was finally beaten. Also, he warned everybody about the danger Hayden and Kirsten posed to their game, but the house only managed to get rid of Kirsten and Hayden summited his way to the top.
  • Catchphrase: "Captain Kosher out."
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He's a single dad with a daughter and a lot of regrets about how his marriage to his ex-wife failed.
  • Do Not Go Gentle: HOO BOY! Andrew had one heck of an exit from the game! In his eviction speech, he absolutely rampaged. He decided to reveal that Kristen and Hayden were a couple and had been making out while he was sleeping in the same room, then spent a very long time dropping bombs on the entire house, alliances be damned. It causes such a stir, you can actually see the houseguests arguing amongst each other DURING the casting of the live eviction votes. Guns blazing to the end. And then Rachel and Britney went crazy with excitement. See it all here.
  • The Gadfly: Likes to stir up things, and is regarded as a nuisance in the house.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Andrew set a plan in motion to backdoor Rachel that backfired miserably because his real targets were not Brendon and Rachel, but Hayden and Kirsten, but thanks to some very poor luck, he ended up on the block instead and was unanimously voted out of the house and written off as a liar.
  • Jewish and Nerdy: Andrew is Jewish and a bit of a goofball. His nickname is "Captain Kosher", if that tells you anything.
  • Motor Mouth: The entire time on the live eviction when he is unloading a truly massive rant within the span of a few minutes.
  • Older Than They Look: Invoked; Andrew, in one of his big moves of the game, strategically lied that his real age was 34, but he was actually 45!
  • Taking You with Me: Andrew basically sent the whole house into upheaval the night he was evicted. He bluntly told the entire house about three major threats- the dangerous showmance going on between Hayden and Kristen, and warning that Kristen was a "tin man" (had no heart to come to him directly after his previous speech like Lane, who Andrew calls "a real man"). Next week, Kristen went on the chopping block, and then the showmance was foiled. Lane also made it to the Final Two instead of coasting to fourth or fifth.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: When he knew he was going out the door on eviction night, Andrew threw the people he felt were most dangerous- Kristen and Hayden- right under the bus. He also had some choice words Kristen and Britney, calling Lane a real man for coming to him after his speech last week but Kristen a "tin man" for not coming to him and claiming she would break anybody and for Hayden to get out of it (the showmance) right now while apologizing for saying that, and Andrew also said that Britney thought she had Ragan in her pocket and would try to boost his ego, claimed Hayden would not take Lane any further than fourth or fifth, and told Enzo that his intelligence had been insulted by the others.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Rabbis?: Andrew is self-conscious about a lot of guilt, so he dreads rabbis.
  • You Talk Too Much: Andrew's single worst problem. He has no brakes and talks way more than he should and manages to make a lot of people lose trust in him because he keeps digging himself a deeper hole by chattering away and spreading rumors on hearsay with reckless abandon.

     Monet Stunson (Evicted HG #2) 

Monet Stunson (Evicted HG #2)

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Born: Sept 04th, 1985 (age at time of competition: 24)
Hometown: Glen Carbon, IL
Current Residence: Glen Carbon, IL
Occupation: Model
Number Of HOH Wins: None
Number Of POV Wins: None
Number Of Times Nominated: 1
Number Of Times as Have-Not: 1 note 
Prizes Won: $10,000 note 
Team: None
Finished: 12th Place
Evicted: (7-2) Vs. MATT
HOH Evicted Under: RACHEL (Week 2, Day 13)

  • Advertised Extra: Monet was on The Young and the Restless. She's also a three-time runner-up in the Miss Illinois USA pageant from 2007 to 2009.
  • Arch-Enemy: Rachel. Rachel happens to be the meanest and crassest person in the house this whole season, and both Monet and Brittany were regularly antagonized by her and teamed up in the hope of being rid of her. Unfortunately, Rachel got HOH and took first crack at her.
  • Butt-Monkey: Monet was a one-hit-wonder who won 10K in "Hot Dog, Everybody's a Wiener" for finishing first... but then she started to lose really badly at subsequent competitions and Rachel used that as an excuse to evict her.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: Monet notes she can't stand bimbos. It didn't take long for her to be sick of Rachel.
  • Happily Married: She met Devin Hill in 2012 and the two fell in love. They got married on June 2, 2013.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: Disliked virtually everybody in the house outside of Britney.
  • The Load: Monet loused up a lot of competitions after the first one.
  • Only Friend: She was especially close to Brittney, but no one else in particular.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Monet seemed delighted to be a Have-Not and eager to eat slop.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Second person evicted, but at least she managed to score $10,000.

     Annie Whittington (Evicted HG #1; Saboteur #1) 

Annie Whittington (Evicted HG #1; Saboteur #1)

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Born: Mar 13th, 1983 (age at time of competition: 27)
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Current Residence: Tampa, FL
Occupation: Bartender
Number Of HOH Wins: None
Number Of POV Wins: None
Number Of Times Nominated: 1
Number Of Times as Have-Not: None
Saboteur Mission: Sabotage the house three times per week and survive the first five evictions to win $50,000; mission failed
Team: Brenchel (as a third ally)
Finished: 13th Place
Evicted: (10-0) Vs. RACHEL
HOH Evicted Under: HAYDEN (Week 1, Day 13)

  • 13 Is Unlucky: Poor Annie went out on Day 13 and finished in 13th place, dead last.
  • Beta Bitch: Appeared to take this role beside insufferable Rachel as her crony, and with the highly athletic Brendon in the mix, that trifecta became a pain that the Brigade believed needed to be broken immediately.
  • Cat Fight: A progressive one came to be when Annie started to lose her cool as Rachel pushed Annie away from their alliance of three because her strong attraction to Brendon made her unwilling to share him with anyone.
  • Epic Fail: Her goal was to play the Saboteur and torment the house secretly (locking up the storage room and forcing everyone to eat slop was one of these moves) and in order to accomplish her mission of winning $50,000, she had to perform 3 sabotages per week and survive the first 5 evictions of the game. She didn't even make it past the first eviction when she was backdoored after a nominee won the Veto, so she did not receive the $50,000 prize and revealed her identity to the house after her eviction. The early end to this twist was what likely prompted the producers to introduce the second Saboteur to Ragan thru Pandora's Box later (that box also awarded Matt the Diamond Power Of Veto.)
  • Meganekko: In leisurely clothes, Annie wears stylish glasses.
  • Only Friend: Brendon was pretty much the only person she managed to ally with before she was cast out of the house.
  • Take That!: When told that people thought Kathy was the Saboteur, Annie chuckled and wondered why, "Because she's a little *makes cuckoo whistle*".
  • Taking You with Me: During her final plea speech before her eviction, Annie revealed to the house that Brendon lied about his occupation and is also one of the strongest competitors, and told them that Brendon would take Rachel to the end (being a genuine romantic couple) just like Jeff and Jordan from last season (a showmance equally destined for greatness as a real couple).
  • Token Evil Teammate: As the first Saboteur, Annie was expected to make life in the house even tougher on the rest of the houseguests. Unfortunately, she blew her cover VERY quickly and that was all she wrote.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Unfortunately for the Saboteur, she REALLY needed the HoH or Veto in Week 1 of her mission.

Withdrew Pre-Season

     Paola Aviles (Did Not Compete; "Lost" Houseguest) 
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Information: 30-year-old real estate agent (out of work at the time of competition)
Reason for withdrawing: Aviles did not read her contract and realized there would be cameras filming in the bathroom, and voluntarily left the show during sequester.

  • Butt-Monkey: A lot of people make fun of the fact she quit the game for the reasons that she did, some even calling her the worst/most pathetic contestant ever. Other people come to her defense because they are annoyed that Big Brother even agreed to release information about her knowing she withdrew from her contract before the general houseguest announcements were made to the public, and that it would cause a backlash amid cries of cowardice and give people reasons to track her down and hound her in her real life contact info.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She thought the one place one would expect absolute privacy was not sacred. That was enough to make Paola say "no" to the show, and we can't blame her for that.
  • Irony:
    • Another Paola would end up participating four seasons later (Paola Shea), only to be eliminated second. People named Paola don't seem to have much prospects in the US version of the game.
    • Her sudden exit from the game forced the producers to amend the rules of the first competition of the season so that the uneven teams created as a result of her absence would now need to be balanced by making someone sit out, with the incentive of immunity for that week. Paola inadvertently helped lengthen Andrew's stay in the house... which was rather short-lived itself. Yikes.
  • Obvious Rule Patch: She incited one with her sudden dropout in the sequester period. Big Brother now has a much larger pool of prospective contestants and will choose semi-finalists as wild cards to replace unexpected cast dropouts, which happened a couple seasons later.
  • Opt Out: In the last few days of September, she got cold feet upon discovering even the bathroom of the house has cameras. What makes this so Egregious is the very first episode of Big Brother 1 shows viewers that, yes, there are cameras installed in the bathroom stall and the shower, but it's explained that none of the footage is used (as in actually looked at) unless these areas are used as secret meeting places or something interesting happens, in which case, they're fair game. No indecent footage is ever shown on the live feeds unless the houseguests show off their assets intentionally/accidentally expose themselves.
  • Read the Fine Print: Somebody didn't look at the fine print and learn the house was more compromising than expected...
  • Stripperific: Look at her picture. Kinda ironic that her biggest issue would be modesty with clothes drawing attention to her like that.
  • Unperson: As a result of backing out of the competition before it began, she is completely deleted from the houseguest cast and that is why this season has only 13 houseguests to its name instead of the then-usual 14.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: More like we never knew ye; you didn't even make it onto the small screen!!
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