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    Matthew John "Matt" Clines (Juror #04; Evicted HG #10) 

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Current Residence: Arlington, VA
Age: 33 (age at time of competition)
Occupation: Renovation Consultant
Number Of HOH Wins: 0
Number Of POV Wins: 1
Number Of Times Nominated: 4
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 1
Temptations Taken: "Bowlerina" (Third Place), "Strangest Things" (Fifth Place), "Where Were You?" (Last Place, Third Nominee Week 7)
Temptation Punishments: Third Eviction Nominee note 
Prizes/Punishments Taken: Outback Dinner note 
Finished: 8th Place [4TH JUROR]
Evicted: 6-0 VS. RAVEN (note )
HOH Evicted Under: JASON (Week 9, Day 72)
Voted For (As Juror): PAUL

  • 0% Approval Rating: Downplayed. Although Matt is nowhere near as universally hated in the house as Raven is, he's still looked down upon by his fellow houseguests. The only person in the house that seems to find Matt tolerable is Raven. Every single houseguest has treated Matt as if he is a leper. Paul, although he was in an alliance with him, had commented privately that he found Matt to be irritating because he wasn't useful in the game — all Matt did was play house with Raven and lose competitions. Paul used Matt as a vote or a pawn and nothing more. Kevin has openly stated that he has found Matt (and Raven) to be incredibly annoying. The dislike between the two reared its ugly head in Week 9 when the two of them got into a huge altercation. Cody said that Matt is, annoyingly, one of the most useless players in the entire house. All of the houseguests have shunned him for his association with Raven.
  • AcCENT upon the Wrong SylLABle: When he laid eyes upon the made-up word "Extremitard" for the first time, Mark understandably had no clue on how to pronounce it or what it referred to so he would know how to say it right, and hesitantly uttered, "Extre-MI-Tard".
  • Action Survivor: He's not a major competitor and he hasn't won any of the competitions so far (technically speaking - he has won POV once by stealing it, but he didn't win the competitive part of the challenge, and only squeaked away with the POV because nobody else wanted it), but what he lacks in competitive prowess, he makes up for in regards to social game and sometimes strategy. Ironically, when he doesn't try to win, he's victorious. He successfully threw the final Temptation Challenge and won POV in the following competition not by placing first, but simply by stealing it from Jason, who had stolen it from Paul, and Elena, the actual winner, not choosing to take it and instead making a power grab for the money prize.
  • Annoying Laugh: Many live feed watchers and some of the other houseguests, notably Paul and Kevin, have commented how they can't stand hearing Matt laugh because they find it irritating to listen to. Kevin in particular hates listening to Matt laugh because he thinks that Matt laughs at any joke that is said, even if the joke is not that funny. Josh had even compared Matt's laugh to sounding similar to White Chicks.
  • Anti-Hero: Type II (Knight In Sour Armor). For the most part, Matt is a decent Nice Guy but at the same time, he's also aligned with the dark or bad side of the house as he's one of Paul's most devoted minions and followers. He can be nasty and vicious when he wants to be but for the vast majority of the time, Matt means well and has generally good intentions (especially where Raven is concerned). He's willing to go against the grain and break some rules for those he cares about or those he's aligned with. In regards to Matt's Character Alignment, he started out as somewhere between Lawful Good and Neutral Good and eventually slid farther down the scale to somewhere between Lawful Neutral and Chaotic Neutral.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • Matt and Jason were never really aligned with each other although they did work together by common association with other houseguests (mainly Paul). However, Matt and Jason became quick enemies when Jason had nominated him and Raven in Week 9 and had promised that if he were to win the POV, that he would remove either Matt or Raven from the block and replace one of them with Kevin as a backdoor nominee. Jason won the POV and went back on his word to Matt and Raven by not using the POV on one of them and nixing the idea of backdooring Kevin (much to not only Matt and Raven's dismay, but his number one allies Paul and Alex's). After the Veto Ceremony, Matt got into a HUGE fight with Jason when he had confronted him for lying and going back on his word that he was intending or promising to use the POV if he won it. Matt resorted to yelling at Jason and calling him many nasty names such as a liar, a coward and a pussy. Matt made it clear that he didn't like or trust Jason because Matt realized Jason was dishonest, disloyal and a coward.
    • Matt has never cared for Kevin on a personal level and the two were never closely aligned in the game. Matt has stated that he doesn't like or trust Kevin because, like a lot of other people in the house, he finds him to be fake, shady and dishonest. Matt also dislikes Kevin because he's heard from other houseguests that Kevin constantly talks crap about him and Raven behind his back (such as how annoying Matt and Raven are, how unfunny they both are, how useless they are in the game, etc.). Matt, of course, has taken this personally and in turn has targeted Kevin. In Week 9, Matt and Kevin get into a bit of a blowup when tensions rise between the two. Kevin picks a fight with Matt in the backyard by trying to say that Matt is talking crap about him and making up lies about him. Matt gets angry and confronts Kevin by suggesting that Kevin is trying to threaten him. In Kevin's goodbye message to Matt, Kevin shows that he has no love loss for Matt when he simply says "Matt, take care. Goodbye." Although the animosity between the two isn't as bad as it is between some of the other houseguests, there's still no friendly times between the two.
  • Badass Beard: Subverted. Although Matt has an impressive beard (which is salt and pepper due to being a Silver Fox), he's not an Action Guy or a competitive threat (or even a strategic threat) by any means. At most, he's an Action Survivor who's used his social game as well as his blind loyalty and obedience to Paul to stay in the game as long as he did.
  • Beard of Evil: Downplayed. Matt isn't evil per say, but he's The Dragon for the Big Bad Paul.
  • Berserk Button: Normally, Matt is a calm and collected guy, but...
    • It's a bad idea to personally attack Raven. When Raven told Matt that Cody said a romantic relationship wouldn't work between Raven and Cody because she can't have kids due to her illness, Matt called Cody a piece of shit and said that he "could kill him" for saying such a thing. However, this is horrifyingly subverted when it turned out that Raven made that lie up about Cody just to incite Matt to face off with Cody if he went to Jury.
    • Betrayal, backstabbing, and going back on one's word is a sure way to get Matt fired up. In Week 9, Matt blew up in anger at Jason, yelling at him for going back on his word that he was going to use the POV in order to take one of them off and put up Kevin as a replacement nominee. This was the first time when Matt actually showed some serious emotion and anger in the game and it happened to be when his and Raven's game were in the balance.
    • DO NOT be a Dirty Coward. Matt will call you out for being a bitch and/or a pussy.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Matt is normally nice and down to earth, but he can have an aggressive streak to him especially if he is triggered into it. Something like attacking him personally or his allies, especially Raven, will reveal a tougher side out of Matt.
  • Big Eater: Matt ADORES cereal. Paul estimates he's eaten at least 600 cereal bowls by Day 55 of the game in Week 8, and Matt intends to make it an even thousand and uses this goal as a benchmark, and a funny excuse to keep him into the game. Funnier yet is when he sees himself up on the block twice in the same night and tells everybody he obviously hasn't had time to eat 400 more bowls of cereal. Yet, at least one person on Twitter feeds would rather "Evict the cereal eater!!!" when forced to choose between him and Mark (Mark invariably gets evicted).
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Josh and Paul. He has a big brother type relationship with the both of them.
  • Blessed with Suck: Matt is unbelievably bad at winning competitions, but stupendous at losing/throwing them. He even tried his hardest to come in last during "Were You Paying Attention", and got the lowest score by accident. The one time he won something in the game, it was practically handed to him on a silver platter (imagine it being like, "Oh hey, the Power of Veto?" "Yup, here you go."). He also went up as a pawn four times. Can you imagine him making it as far as he did?
  • The Bore: Matt's a Nice Guy and he's nice to look at but he doesn't add anything of substance or entertainment in the game. But this is probably because he's Out of Focus on the live show. What he does is basically shower a lot and chow down on cereal like a starved maniac, but that's it. He has more of personality on the live feeds.
  • Brainless Beauty: Matt is nice to look at from a physical standpoint but he doesn't seem to have that much in the way of brains or intelligence. He has zero strategic game and he has to depend on Paul for strategy and making game moves. Basically, every move that Matt has made (or hasn't made) has been dictated to him by Paul somehow. Thank God Matt is basically a physical Adonis.
  • Broken Base: Believe it or not, even Nice Guy Matt qualifies for this. He's stated more than once that his intent is not to win, but to get Raven to the end so that she has a chance to win given that she's an Ill Girl. Noble, indeed, but the fact that it's for Raven the Alpha Bitch has the fans up in arms. There's also a group that is calling out the producers for having a houseguest on who doesn't even bother to play to win, given the amount of fans who audition to play every year - and who would love the opportunity to play. And his reception upon being evicted is unsurprisingly lukewarm... until the mention of cereal comes up.
  • The Champion: For Raven. Matt has made it clear throughout the game that he doesn't care about winning the game himself and that he cares more about Raven advancing to the end so that she can possibly win. In regards to Raven, Matt is very selfless and understanding towards her because she's his romantic partner, and he has extra sympathy for her due to her illness (Gastroparesis) and knows that she could use the money more than him. Even when Matt and Raven were on the block against each other in Week 9, Matt was willing to throw his game under the bus for Raven by breaking the Have Not rules (eating food, taking hot showers, sleeping in a regular bed) so that he would earn numerous penalty votes that would ensure he would go home over Raven.
  • Chick Magnet: At the very beginning of the game, many of the female houseguests (such as Dominique, Raven, and Elena) had found Matt to be very physically attractive and appealing. It's not a shock considering that he's a Hunk who loves to go shirtless from time to time.
  • The Dragon: To/For Paul, as he basically does everything that Paul wants or asks of him (like the majority of the house). He doesn't even seem to question Paul at all and he has a strong blind obedience and loyalty to him. There has never been a time when Matt has even contemplated turning on Paul and he has even said that he would have no problem losing to him in the end.
    • Co-Dragons: With most of the other houseguests for Paul of course, but most commonly with Raven as she is Matt's number one ally. Both are The Dragon to Paul and have been working with him since the start of the game. Even though Matt is aligned with Paul, Matt doesn't contribute anything of serious value to Paul and his game. But what he does contribute to Paul is his Undying Loyalty to him by basically doing everything that he wants or asks. Matt also helps get out all of Paul's wanted targets by voting them out or going up as a pawn to ensure an intended target goes home. Also in Week 7, Matt won the POV and instead of using it to take himself off the block, he followed Paul's plan and chose to take Jason off instead so that Alex would replace him with Cody as the backdoor replacement nominee. It's also assumed that if Raven doesn't make Final 2, he would be a guaranteed jury vote for Paul.
    • The Creon: Downplayed. Matt is The Dragon for Paul and he has no desire to be a leader or take over Paul's role as the Big Bad. He's happy in his position as a loyal minion or follower of Paul's. He never questions Paul when it comes to game decisions and he's an Extreme Doormat who's willing to do anything that Paul wants and says. However, despite his undying loyalty to Paul, Matt has never been in a position to be the one to take Paul's role as a leader. He's always been in the default position of follower to Paul. Even if he were given the opportunity to seize power, Matt would reject it with ease because he's openly stated that he's not in the game to win at all costs.
    • Devour the Dragon: Paul has been plotting to get rid of Matt as of recently. He feels that Matt has outlived his usefulness and doesn't really have anything in the way of value to contribute to Paul game wise. Paul also wants to break up Matt and Raven because they are the last standing showmance in the game and getting rid of Matt may increase the chances of Raven becoming even more loyal to Paul once Matt is gone.
    • Noble Top Enforcer: Matt is far more moral and noble than Paul is. While Matt is a genuinely Nice Guy with a side of Beware the Nice Ones, Good Is Not Nice and Good Is Not Soft, he's significantly less manipulative, aggressive and ruthless in terms of gameplay style. Matt is more calm and down to earth while Paul is more cutthroat. Matt has also never gotten personal in the game or resorted to attacking or bullying other houseguests. And he didn't always agree with some of the antics or behavior that Paul would pull at times. However, it's not wise to make an enemy out of him or anger him for he can be nasty and vicious when provoked!
  • Entitled Bastard: Whenever things don't go the way Matt wants them to, he acts entitled and doesn't handle it well. In Week 9, when Jason decided to not use the POV on either Matt or Raven and went back on putting up Kevin is one of their places on the block, Matt exploded at Jason and repeatedly referred to him as a coward and a liar. After not getting his way in the game, he decided to break the Have Not rules while he's a Have Not for the week. He lashed out by eating normal food, taking hot showers instead of cold showers like he's supposed to as a Have Not and sleeping in a regular bed instead of in the Have Not bed and Have Not room. Matt may be a decent enough guy most of the time, but one cannot deny that he acts like a Manchild or Spoiled Brat when he doesn't get his way.
  • Flat Character: Most of the time, Matt's Diary Room statements are very bland and dull, and most of the things he says and does are drab. Sometimes, however, he behaves a little more interestingly. When he's engaging in sports, he becomes a little more entertaining and acts more like one of the guys... but when he's mad, he gets very rude.
  • Four Is Death: The first two times he was on the block, Matt was a simple pawn. The third time, Matt realized he wasn't a pawn as much as an easy target to pick off. The fourth time, Matt was voted out, and by garnering a penalty vote, even he voted himself out of the house.
  • The Generic Guy: Sure, Matt is physically attractive and he looks good with his shirt off, but compared to the other houseguests like Paul, Kevin, even Cody, what does he exactly contribute to the game? Many fans have criticized Matt for being useless and have often referred to Matt as being nothing but furniture.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Matt can be unpleasant when he's angered or provoked. In Week 9, Matt completely went off on Jason for not honouring his word in using the POV on either Matt or Raven. He got into a screaming match with him in front of the entire house and repeatedly called Jason a coward and a liar for not upholding his word. On the week he was a Have Not, Matt threw a temper tantrum and broke the Have Not rules by eating regular food, taking a hot shower, and sleeping in a regular bed. That earned him a penalty vote (one automatic eviction vote against him) at the live eviction. It was thought that Matt was a genuinely nice guy (and he still is for the most part) but when he doesn't get his way, he displays a nasty streak.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Matt is a genuinely nice person to those he trusts, likes or considers to be his allies and friends. However, he doesn't always extend that same nice side to those he doesn't like or those he sees as his enemies. Matt didn't care for Cody and had no problem with throwing him under the bus repeatedly despite being aligned with him earlier on in the game, though that made sense because Cody proved to be too disloyal and untrustworthy to work with. Matt wasn't all that nice to Jason when Jason had decided to not exercise the POV and take either Matt or Raven off the block in order to put up Kevin in Week 9. In fact, a vicious and nasty side came out of Matt when he yelled at him and called him a liar repeatedly.
  • Grew a Spine: At last, Matt is doing something significant in Week 10 – he voices disdain at Alex and Jason for prolonging an HOH competition over a petty need to be the best. Paul couldn't be happier, because it makes Matt's target bigger. Matt's also watching his and Raven's backs intently when both of them go up as "pawns" after all the showmances have been sent packing. When Jason actually forgets that he promised to get Raven off the block, that's enough to make him engage in one heck of a shouting match.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: His attraction to Raven, who is redheaded. Eventually, Matt engages in a showmance with her.
  • Hunk: Matt is very physically appealing, muscular and built. He's also a Mr. Fanservice considering how often he likes to expose his muscles or go without wearing a shirt. The female Big Brother fans are NOT complaining about this.
  • The Hyena: Matt has a very Annoying Laugh and he always constantly giggling and laughing like a hyena. It seems like Matt laughs at everything and anything, even if something isn't funny.
  • I Feel Angry: In Week 10, Matt gets upset during the HOH comp for Alex and Jason feeling a need to start a rivalry when the lot of them are tired and want to go eat pizza. However, Matt's remarks at Alex and Jason are mild annoyance, not a full-on anger fit. Cody is the only person who manages to ratchet Matt into the territory of truly righteous anger up to then. But later on in the week, Jason manages to actually get Matt spitting mad.
  • Knight In Shining Armour: He tries to play this role for Raven, who could be considered his Damsel in Distress. Matt has repeatedly stated that he doesn't care about winning the game but that his intentions are to get Raven as far as he can in the game so that she can get to the end and potentially win. Matt has been willing to fall on his sword for her and protect her with everything, not just because she is his romantic partner, but because she suffers from Gastroparesis and needs the money the most because of it.
  • Limited Wardrobe: By Week 9, viewers are lampshading the fact Matt always seems to wear a sleeveless orange sports jersey. He responds by telling them he didn't pack many clothes for the Big Brother house (aside from his blue t-shirt) and doesn't like wearing sleeves in the house. Becomes heartwarming when he lets Raven hold onto it... which makes someone on Twitter worried he has nothing to wear to eviction (it's okay-he's got a puce-colored tee, and even if he didn't he looks fine without one).
  • Living Prop: Matt is so ineffective and unremarkable as a competitor and bland in general that he might as well have been a table. When the entire fandom starts calling you furniture, you know you done fucked up in the Big Brother house. Worse, he's okay with that even when going to the jury and Julie herself repeatedly calling him out on it both in the post-eviction interview and the finale itself. The only things he ever did in the game were use one measly Power Of Veto that he got by sheer dumb luck and invite about half of the remaining house to enjoy a dinner from Outback Steakhouse.
  • Manchild: Downplayed. For the most part, Matt acts like a regular adult. But when he doesn't get his way, he can resort to throwing a tantrum. In Week 9 after Jason refused to use the POV to remove Matt or Raven from the block and instead replace one of them with Kevin, Matt decided to lash out in anger by breaking the Have Not rules as a Have Not such as eating regular food when he's supposed to be on slop, taking hot showers instead of cold showers, and sleeping in a regular bed instead of a Have Not room bed. Many fans complained that they found Matt's behavior childish, immature and deserving of expulsion for insulting the integrity of the game. In addition, his behavior and the way that he acts when he's around Raven can come across as downright silly and immature. Many question how a 33-year-old guy like Matt could act so immaturely over a girl that he has known for only a short period of time. Sometimes he will get into silly and unnecessary play fights with Raven which make him come across as a lovesick teenaged puppy that has never been in love before. Many of the other houseguests (in addition to some fans) have found Matt's interactions with Raven to be childish, silly and annoying.
  • Mr. Fanservice: The female viewing audience doesn't complain when Matt doesn't have a shirt on.
  • Not So Above It All: Even though he was grossly annoyed in having to wear a tutu, objected to participate in the group hazing of Jody, and is usually not one for shenanigans, Matt is later seen wearing a cute little baby blue bow in his hair because Raven put it there.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Every single houseguest (except Raven) refers to him as Matt. However, Raven is the exception as she frequently calls him Matthew. Sometimes she will call him by his full name, Matthew John Clines, especially whenever she's trying to make a statement or a point to him in frustration.
  • Only Sane Man: Out of a jury house filled with very angry, bitter jurors that are mad at Paul for playing the game, Matt is the least bitter and understands that Paul played the best game out of everyone in the house. At the Jury Roundtable segment, Matt calls out numerous other houseguest for their unnecessary anger and bitterness regarding Paul lying and backstabbing to get where he is. He even calls out Mark for being a bitter hypocrite. Matt and Raven coming off as the least bitter and the most sane and logical out of the rest of the jury members is the probably one of the most shocking plot twists of the season.
  • Out of Focus: Matt hasn't made any waves in the house in the first month he's been there, besides hooking up with Raven, who is adored by the house, and being nice himself, it's fine and dandy so long as it doesn't cause problems later. Except for Mark, who dislikes Matt's inactivity and accuses him of being a "floater" (i.e. somebody who sits in the background and gets through the game by not doing anything to get them in trouble and "floats" along with alliances to stay in the game, but earns no respect for being unimpressive and invisible during the game itself). He decides to consider using himself as a pawn just because it will show he's not lurking in the background and willing to do something.
    • A Day in the Limelight: Matt actually makes some mild complaints during Week 10- at Alex and Jason for needlessly making the HOH competition drag on. Josh is very surprised, because he lampshades that Matt has finally arrived at Big Brother and gained a voice sixty days into the game. Just like Dominique, this is also his last week in the house, and it finishes out with him having a tremendous blowup at somebody for (unwittingly) backstabbing him.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Matt finally cuts loose in his last week in the game when he knows his fate has been sealed by Jason and starts dumping on him for not having the sense to remember a promise he made to Raven and cowering in the Storage room after returning the Veto necklace box and using that as an excuse to stay clear of Maven.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Matt intentionally broke Have-Not rules by having cereal the week of his eviction and gaining a penalty vote... after he already ensured he would go home next. Might as well have his favorite snack for his last meal there.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: Matt is extremely basic and there's nothing about him that stands out except his good looks, his ability to eat bowls and bowls of cereal and his muscles. He doesn't have any star quality or the type of personality that makes him stand out on an entertainment environment or show such as Big Brother. Matt has basically been walking furniture for 70+ days. Cody has a much lower opinion of him, thinking he's a [EXPLETIVE].
  • Self-Destructive Charge: The week he and Raven shared the eviction block together with their hopes of staying in the game together fully dashed to bits, Matt decided to rack up as many penalty votes as he could to ensure Raven would stay in the house.
  • Ship Tease: With Raven. They have a Will They or Won't They? relationship. Best seen when Raven complains about getting stitches and he goes "That's the first time I've heard you yell. Raven jokes, "I promise it won't be the last time."
    • That above exchange even gets a humorous Ironic Echo later on in the game, when Matt loudly summons the houseguests to the living room to pick his fellow diners for the Outback dinner reward:
    Raven: That's the first time I've heard you yell.
    Matt: Won't be the last time.
    Raven: Promise?
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Raven, to the point where Alex refers to them collectively as "Tweedledum and Tweedledee" for being annoying and stupid for each other. Especially Matt- Matt's basically Raven's steed for the entire game and lost all desire to really play to win on Day 3, feeling like Raven should win instead, even turning into her advocate for Gastroparesis awareness. That's why he does nothing but act as wandering scenery for a large portion of the summer.
  • Silver Fox: Matt started going gray when he was 18 and tried to play it off as him appearing older so the other houseguests would underestimate him (that didn't work because you have to actually do something to make it work). Lampshaded by Raven in a diary room session. Lampshaded again when he gets evicted and Paul jokes how they get to watch Matt's hair stay gray/white when his portrait on the memory wall goes monochrome.
  • Southern Gentleman: Matt is originally from Virginia and he's one of the nicest houseguests in the game this season.
  • The Stool Pigeon: Don't go to him with your secrets; he'll tell the world about 'em. When Kevin confided to Matt that he took the $25,000, Matt was ready to blow the lid off the secret in front of everybody and forced Kevin to lie very poorly that he didn't take the money. Matt had a right to do that as part of the game and because Kev had found no reasons to talk to him up until Matt's eviction was nigh, and knew it could blow up Kevin's game if it got out, but still... Kevin had told him for the sake of honesty, hoping Matt would respect that. To turn around and use it against him might have been the best move Matt made in the game, because Kevin became a giant target afterward, but still... making a lowbrow move like that showcases a big lack of personal character. Matt, you dirty snitch!
  • Tattoo as Character Type: Mark has an inspiration phrase tattooed onto one of his biceps, and he's a good guy who tries to maintain some level of peacefulness and sanity. However, part of his tattoo is always bandaged up because it is copyright infringing. He also manages to convince Raven to want a tattoo of her own and even go on a trip to Scottsville with her.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Matt's a cereal-eating machine! It is so bad that the people responsible for restocking the house with cereal stopped buying SMORES brand cereal because Matt was burning through them that quickly. He even decided to pause in the middle of a POV competition to snack on cereal with a Cereal Counter rolling up to 725, and that's not all- Matt ate cereal while he was under Have-Not rules to eat slop, so in doing so, he incurred a penalty vote. Even before and after his eviction, the live Twitter feeds were blowing up with outcries that this will put an end to his cereal record and to think on the bright side that there's bound to be plenty of cereal in the Jury House.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He does not even seem to realize the obvious red flag of being nominated even as a pawn until it's too late. Even though Paul and Christmas told him who to evict... he didn't put two and two together.
    • Even to the point where he and Raven believed they were in control of the game, despite being in jury.
  • Undying Loyalty: To RAVEN and PAUL. Matt is willing to throw away his game for Raven and sacrifice himself for her so that she could get farther in the game. Makes sense since she is his romantic partner in the house. And Matt has always had extreme loyalty and obedience (almost blind) to Paul since the start of the game. In fact, he stated in his Eviction Interview with Julie Chen that Paul and Raven are the two best players in the game and he would like to see one or the both of them in the Final 2 as they would have his Jury Vote.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Matt keeps going up as a pawn partially because he's a safe bet to use as a fairly neutral choice to backdoor somebody once the Power of Veto is won (either before or after the Veto is used), he wants to pay his dues while it's not too dangerous to be selected as a pawn as opposed to playing the role of a risky pawn later to keep alliances intact, and because he won't let Raven go up under any circumstances.
  • Wins by Doing Absolutely Nothing: He won his first and only Golden Power of Veto after he lost said competition for it and simply took it from Jason and gave him the Extremitard punishment. Nobody else made a grab for it, so Matt just happened to be lucky that day.
  • Younger Than They Look: The grey hair makes him look about a decade older than he really is, to the point that several Houseguests have teasingly called him a Silver Fox.

    Jason Lance Dent (Juror #05; Evicted HG #11) 

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Hometown: Humeston, IA
Current Residence: Humeston, IA
Born: Jul 12th, 1979
Age: 37/38 (age at time of competition)
Occupation: Rodeo Clown, Auctioneer
Number Of HOH Wins: 2
Number Of POV Wins: 3
Number Of Times Nominated: 3
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 2
Temptations Taken: "Bowlerina" (Last Place, Third Nominee Week 5), "Strangest Things" (Eighth Place), "Where Were You?" (Second Place)
Temptation Punishments: Ve-Toad Curse note , Third Eviction Nominee note 
Prizes/Punishments Taken: Extremitard Punishment note 
Finished: 7th Place [5TH JUROR]
Evicted: 3-2 VS. KEVIN
HOH Evicted Under: CHRISTMAS (Week 10, Day 79)
Voted For (As Juror): JOSH

  • 13 Is Unlucky: When he dropped Christmas on her foot, causing it to break, it just so happened to be Day 13. At first, it didn't seem that Jason suffered and consequences or repercussions for what he did to Christmas (by accident). But come Week 10, Christmas seals Jason's fate when she's the tie-breaker vote that sends him out the door.
  • 100% Adoration Rating: Inverted; Jason, just like Kevin, is a dad with a good life. That translates very well to the house, because everyone enjoys his good spirited ways, he hasn't gone after anybody unless they really warranted it with ugly behavior, and has objected to extremely dirty moves to advance one's game. This is subsequently tarnished when he makes a huge error when he holds all the cards in Week 10. Outside of the house, though, he fractured the fandom. Jason is still regarded highly (he placed third in the favorite houseguest poll), but nervously so, because his ribald sense of humor can really disturb people, and in one case, got revolting enough that it split the fandom on how to respond. He made a particular joke about Kevin's family that went over ugly with others watching and forced an apology out of the Whistle-Nut and Ole team. About half the fans brushed it off as a very blue joke, but the other half was agape over it. But nobody was more disgusted than Mrs. Deborah Schleuber herself, and she had the biggest right to be offended- that joke was about her!
  • Action Survivor: He's not the strongest competitor, but his social game is one of the strongest aspects of his game and has prevented him from becoming an active target in the house. However, as time goes on, Jason not only is a social threat but he becomes a competitive threat. As of Week 9, he's tied with Paul for the most competition wins with Jason winning a total of 2 HOH's and 3 POV's. If Jason continues to stay in the game even longer, he could prove to be the biggest competitive and even overall threat in the game... except... ironically, that is the mentality that leads Paul and Christmas to blindside him.
  • Adorkable: Can be very likeable and endearing, especially in his interactions with Kevin, Paul, Josh and Alex. He also has a habit of being awkward at times, which adds to his endearing qualities.
  • Affably Evil: Jason is a genuinely Nice Guy despite the fact that he's The Dragon to Paul and is part of the "dark side" of the house. But just because Jason is nice doesn't mean that he's a pushover. Just stay out of his way or don't get in his cross hairs and he'll remain the lovable, dorky, and goofy guy that he normally is.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Many of the people felt really bad that Jason was evicted. Christmas felt terrible for voting out Jason. When she had cast the tie breaking vote to evict him, she was in tears and couldn't hold her composure. Josh was already crying before the votes were announced and while Christmas was in the process of casting the vote to evict him. Josh also felt extremely saddened and guilty that he had to keep it secret all week that Jason was being blindsided. Paul, even though he was the one to plan and orchestrate Jason's demise, felt extremely bad that he had to send one of his closest friends and allies home. He didn't take it lightly and was noticeably remorseful over what he did. Kevin also felt saddened by Jason's eviction because he was close to Jason on a personal level and he felt horrible that he was not only sitting on the block against him but that he knew of the plan to blindside him out of the house. Alex was extremely upset and distraught over Jason's unexpected exit to the extent that she was shedding Broken Tears. Alex never fully recovered emotionally and game wise after Jason left and she had an emotional breakdown when she came to the realization that she was going home and that Jason was her only trustworthy ally in the house. The only one that didn't really care that much about Jason leaving was Raven, but that's understandable since Raven was still very angry about him going back on his word to use the POV and was the root cause of Matt going home.
  • Ambiguously Evil: All in all Jason is a good guy, but he's still fighting for the bad side and working for the Big Bad Paul. He's not completely evil but he's not all good either in terms of the game. It's really hard to place him in regards to moral alignment in the game because he's a decent person who aligned with the bad side for the majority of the game.
  • Anti-Hero: Type II (Knight In Sour Armor). For the most part, Jason is a good person but he's also made some morally questionable actions and decisions throughout the game. In addition, although he normally does try to be as positive as possible, he can also be cynical and paranoid at times. He's also The Dragon to the Big Bad Paul and he's willing to do all of his dirty work for him. In regards to Jason's Character Alignment, Jason started out as Neutral Good and eventually descended down to Chaotic Neutral with slight Lawful Neutral or Lawful Evil shades.
  • Arch-Enemy: Jason was never close to Matt in the game, but in Week 9, the tension between the two increased completely. Matt exploded at Jason when he decided to not use the Veto in Week 9. Jason didn't like the way Matt was trying to attack him for making the move that was best for his game. However, it seems that the fight between them was very one sided as it was mostly Matt going on the attack against Jason and not the other way around.
  • Attention Whore: Downplayed. Jason is a very extroverted and fun loving person who likes getting attention but he's also very happy with sharing the spotlight with other people as well. He's not a complete camera whore and even when he is, it's with the most light hearted and noblest intentions.
  • Badass Adorable: Jason is Adorkable and one of the strongest social threats in the game.
  • Badass Beard: Jason starts off the game clean-shaven, but grows a scraggly-looking beard later on. Around that time, he also starts winning competitions. He's got Growing the Beard down to a science!
  • Bald of Awesome: Jason is mostly bald although nobody can tell most of the time because he's constantly seen wearing a cowboy hat to cover it up.
  • Bash Brothers: He's this with Paul, Josh, and Kevin, whom are all his closest allies in the game along with Alex. They are all in an alliance and have a strong Undying Loyalty to each other.
  • Battle Couple: With Alex. Jason and Alex are the most dominant and competitive duo in the game as they have won a total of eight competitions between the two of them.
  • Berserk Button: It's a really bad idea to betray or cross Jason and any of the people he considers to be allies. He also doesn't appreciate it when people think that he's a vulnerable player that can be easily used by other people in the house. Also, he hates how the house uses the "mob tactic" to weed out who they don't like- blame someone who looks fishy even if they're not guilty, stir the pot several times, then get everybody onboard to vote them off.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He got slightly angry when he felt he was being toyed with as a patsy for others.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Jason is a Boisterous Bruiser who is fun-loving, humorous and extroverted but behind that he could be a major dark horse to make it to the end in the game. Nobody is actively targeting him and he has a strong social game which is evident in how many allies he has.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Has his moments towards Paul, Alex, and Josh. He is very protective of all them due tot he fact that they are his closest allies in the game along with Kevin.
  • The Big Guy: Jason is 6'5" and he is one of the tallest male houseguests of the season along with Mark (also 6'5"), Josh (6'3"), and Kevin (6'2"). Overall, he rivals Mark as the tallest and largest houseguest of the season.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Jason is The Big Guy and his personality and presence is equally as big as his physical size. He is often seen to be a Large Ham who is incredibly extroverted, affable, and fun-loving.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Subverted. AT the beginning of the game, it seemed as though Jason was nothing more than a Lethal Joke Character that didn't add anything of value or contribute anything in the game. However, Jason eventually becomes one of the strongest male competitors and the biggest threats in the game on a social and competitive level. Even other houseguests, including his allies, start to realize that Jason is such a huge threat because he started out as nobody that was a threat but then turned around and started to become a competitor.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Jason appears to be a Boisterous Bruiser who's a Large Ham and a Joke Character who can't be taken too seriously, but he's arguably one of the strongest social players in the game.
  • Butt-Monkey: Not only does he do poorly at brain games and physical challenges, Jason winds up in silly costumes a lot more than the other houseguests cause it comes with the territory of being a rodeo clown. He's been a Ve-Toad, a Bowlerina, and the Extremitard.
  • Byronic Hero: Jason is adhering to his own core beliefs no matter what anyone tells him to do in the game, even at his own expense.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Alex specifically told Jason not to tell Kevin anything about the house potentially coming after him when she and Jason threw around the idea of backdooring him. His response? "I already fucked up."
  • The Cassandra:
    • He has pointed out to Alex that he smells a rat. Alex is the rat. For a while, at least.
    • Then Jason joins forces with her as her ride-or-die upon recognizing that aligning with Paul and Alex is much better for his standing in the game than going against them.
  • Catchphrase: "Counterfeit". He would use this term to describe people that he felt were being fake, disloyal or dishonest in the game.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: To Matthew Lillard. This has been pointed out by many fans, and even a few house guests.
  • Character Tics: Whistling for attention. After all, that's his shtick as Whistle-Nut.
  • Clothes Make the Legend: Jason is always seen wearing his classic signature "Whistle-Nut & Ole" jersey. Because of his jersey, his In-Series Nickname is Whistle-Nut or Whistle. In addition, he's always seen wearing a cowboy hat and he's rarely, if ever, seen without it.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Jason has a very wacky, offbeat and fun loving personality. Sometimes his behavior comes across as zany but he's still intelligible.
  • Comic Trio: Commonly with Kevin and Paul. Whenever these three are in the same room together or one each other's presence together, much laughs and humor ensues. This is because Jason, Kevin, and Paul are all Large Ham characters especially when they let loose and start cracking jokes. They also fit into the respective roles that are commonly seen in a Comic Trio with Paul as The Leader, Jason as The Fool and Kevin as the Only Sane Man.
  • Chewing the Scenery: As the Extremitard, Jason has to do this on cue, but he seems to like getting into character.
  • Comical Overreacting: Jason is a Large Ham character and he's always the jokester and the prankster. Every single reaction that he has is over the top and exaggerated. Even the fashion in which he cries can be very dramatized, such as when he was dramatically shedding Manly Tears after finding out he was going to be a father for the second time. Even though it was a heartwarming moment, the way that he cries is also very over the top to the point where it can come across as comical. He also pantomimed fainting when he went up on the block as a real target for a change.
  • Cowardly Lion: Jason has a habit of trying to avoid confrontation at all costs because he's sometimes scared of being called out. Cody called Jason out on being spineless and going along with the house in Week 5 when he decided to make a negative speech to Cody during the Veto Ceremony. In Week 9, Matt called Jason out for hiding in the storage room after going back on his word and not using the POV to take one of them off the block and replace either one of them with Kevin like he said that he would. Matt frequently refereed to Jason as a liar, a coward and a pussy during their fight and yelling match.
  • Cowboy: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Jason is a rodeo clown, which is someone who does bull-fighting. He's always seen wearing his signature cowboy hat.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: A lot of the things Jason says jokingly are warped. Matt remarked, "There's a line. Jason doesn't step over it — he dives." One of his jokes has an extremely raunchy punchline. But the one that got everyone up in arms was a horribly fucked up rape joke. He wasn't meaning anything behind it, but it was just so blue that it would have made even Ron White holler.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Jason appears to be a Large Ham and a Joke Character at times due to his extroverted, fun-loving personality, but he's arguably one of the strongest social players in the game. He could very well end up being a dark horse to make it all the way to the Final 5 if he continues to hone his particularly strong social skills. Despite not winning many competitions, he also does have a competitive streak as well.
  • Cursed with Awesome: LITERALLY. His "Extremitard" punishment sees him don a loud and eye-searing getup that looks like a stunt rider's and do things TO THE EXTREEEEEME!!! (Fittingly, Jason rides bulls for a living as a rodeo clown, and is probably the best person for this punishment to land on because he gets into the act and nails it like a fish to water!)
  • The Dragon: For Paul. Paul is one of his closest allies next to Alex and he does exactly what Paul wants or asks of him. Jason has Undying Loyalty to Paul and has even said that if he were to ever go to the Final 2 with Paul, he would be glad to lose to someone like him.
    • Co-Dragons: Along with the rest of the house including Alex, Christmas, Kevin, Raven, and Matt. Jason works with (more like for) Paul and a tie with Alex and Josh for being Paul's second in command. Jason contributes by having a strong social game and winning competitions in order to help take out the targets that Paul wants gone or evicted.
    • The Creon: Jason is okay with playing The Dragon role to Paul and has no desire to take over his role as the leader or Big Bad. He has even admitted to Paul's face that he would be completely okay with sitting next to Paul and losing to someone like him in the Final 2. Also, Jason doesn't want the responsibility of being a leader and he much prefers Paul leading.
    • Devour the Dragon: Although Jason is one of Paul's closest allies in the game, Paul has been targeting Jason for the past few weeks. He has started to see that Jason is a huge threat because he is the link between Kevin and Alex, is a strong social and competitive threat, and is in a very strong duo with Alex, who is also a good competitor. In Week 8, Mark was always the original target but if Jason didn't win the POV that week, Paul most likely would have targeted Jason and had gotten him evicted.
    • Dragon-in-Chief: Inverted. Although Jason is a big threat in the house, Paul is still the de facto Final Boss of the season. Jason has proven to be one of the strongest social and competitive threats but Paul much more of a threat than Jason because Paul is a competitive, social and strategic threat.
    • Dragon Their Feet: Jason tries to be a good teammate for Alex, but, being Jason, he gets smacked by wayward idiot balls and often messes it up, causing Alex to Dope Slap him.
    • Noble Top Enforcer: Jason is much nicer in personality while Paul is significantly more manipulative, aggressive and ruthless. Although closely aligned with Paul and being The Dragon to him, there have been times when Jason didn't really agree with Paul's decisions or actions such as when Paul had led the bullying tirade against Jessica and Cody. Even though Jason also disliked Jody, he still didn't participate in the circus that had taken place like the rest of the other houseguests did such as Josh, Raven, Alex and Christmas for example. So, while Jason is working for Paul, he has a line that he won't cross morally.
  • Dumb Jock: He's fit and athletic, but this doofus ran around carrying Christmas on piggyback with reckless abandon... leading to a very unfortunate accident. And he's not too good with memory games, shown when he went out in the smoothie-making competition.
    "He doesn't look too confident."
    "He never looks confident."
  • Dramatic Irony: Jason winning HOH for the second time allowed him to put the Maven showmance up on the block. If he had stopped there, and thrown the following POV by making his veto card very easy to find, a lot of trouble wouldn't have come his way. When he subsequently won POV, he wasn't willing to use it on Kevin and got the couple to blow up in his face.
  • Enemy Mine: It appeared as though Jason and Alex were going to work with Cody and Jessica in order to try to take out Paul and some of his other followers. But Jason and Alex betray Cody and Jessica. They decide to work with Paul and become extremely loyal to him instead.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even though Jason is working for the bad side, that doesn't mean Jason has completely lost his values and morals. Jason wasn't that big of a fan of all of the bullying that was going on against Jody in Week 5, despite opposing them. He told Mark that he didn't like all the bullying that Josh was doing and felt that they were only causing more problems and unwanted tension in the house. In Week 9, Jason chose to not betray Kevin by putting him on the block when Matt and Raven wanted him to. He realizes that Kevin had done nothing to him on a personal or game level and the least he could do was to keep his word to Kevin that he wouldn't nominate him amor throw him to the wolves. Jason had a closer personal bond with Kevin than he did with either Matt or Raven so it was an easy decision for him.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Jason is an eccentric, overly energetic and Large Ham character who can exaggerate his actions. Everything that Jason does is EXTREME!!!
  • Evil Is Petty: Although Jason has been decent for the most part, he can be really nasty and petty when he doesn't like someone. He's made some personal attacks against the other houseguests such as questioning Cody's military service and even questioning whether or not he really has a daughter. He's also made attacks against Kevin's character. He even said that if he won HOH, he would nominate him and say in his speech that he would have sex with his wife and tie up his daughters and make them watch. On top of it, he's made numerous insensitive jokes, including rape jokes.
  • Face–Heel Turn: A minor version. Originally, Jason was against being on the side of Big Bad Paul but eventually, he gives in by turning to The Dark Side and becoming one of his most loyal followers and allies. Despite this, Jason is still a fairly noble and moral person though despite his occasional problematic and morally questionable moments. He paid for it the second he got overconfident Paul would take him to the end.
  • Fainting: Played for Laughs. Jason pretend faints when he gets thrown up on the block by Christmas, and Alex sees right through his shenanigans, having dealt with them basically the whole game up until now.
  • Fake Heel Turn/Heel–Face Mole: At the chess table with Mark, Mark discussed taking Paul out of the game and Jason seemed to bite. However, this is a last-ditch effort by Mark to stay in the game and Jason doesn't want to follow through with his plans to take down Paul because he considers it too risky at this point to go after the master of the house just like that.
  • Family Man: He adores his wife Holly and their 2-year-old son Gatlin and deeply misses them during the game, especially his little boy. It's enough to drive him to Manly Tears. He also has a loving mother and father taking care of things back home on the ranch.
  • Farm Boy: As if the country accent and career as a rodeo clown didn't make it obvious enough...
  • Flyover Country: Jason is from a very small town in Iowa called Humeston, which is a town that has only 500 people. Interestingly enough, his fellow housemate Cody is also from Iowa.
  • The Fool: Jason may be the Cloudcuckoolander but he's had a lot of luck in the game... that is until Week 10. He's completely oblivious to the fact that he's being targeted and he's the next one out.
  • Forgetful Jones: Jason sucks at remembering things/not to do things. Every time a memory challenge takes place in the game, he completely botches it. He does even worse than middle-aged Kevin (who is just not applying himself, age apparently having nothing to do with his sucky memory). The worst offense on his gameplay dossier is forgetting to take Raven off the eviction block. He automatically blurted out that promise to make her feel better instead of paying attention to what he was saying well enough to remember he would have to keep his own word.
  • The Gadfly: Jason loves play fighting, horsing around and pulling pranks on the other houseguests. It comes with the territory, considering that Jason is the Class Clown of the house who is constantly joking around and having fun.
  • Gasshole: Jason is constantly burping on the live feeds. Most of it is due to his large appetite plus he's just very gassy.
  • Genius Ditz: He's not the strongest competitor or the most strategic or intelligent in the game, but he does have arguably one of the strongest social games out of all the houseguests. In fact, his social game prowess is so strong that nobody is actively targeting him and he's in one of the best positions in the house.
  • Genki Boy: Jason is extremely high energy, fun loving, boisterous and a Large Ham to boot. He's also a Motor Mouth who gets easily excited. In that regard, he's very similar to Alex who's just as energetic and wacky as he is. The two of them together are like two overactive, spastic live wires.
  • The Giant: Jason is noticeably taller than the majority of the other houseguests. After all, Jason is one of the tallest houseguests of the season at 6'5" and he towers over everyone. He rivals the heights of Mark (also 6'5"), Josh (6'4") and Kevin (6'3").
  • Good Luck Charm: His Whistle-Nut & Ole rodeo tees. He has at least two with him, an orange and a red one, and alternates between the two. The day Josh borrowed his red tee, Josh won HOH. His cowboy hat also qualifies, as it means the difference from him feeling powerless and empowered when he wears it, and snagging it during the Week 10 POV comp helped him buckle down and win.
  • Happily Married: Jason is married to his wife Holly and he is a Family Man with a young son, and learns the Dent family has another child on the way as of Week 9. The only other person who is married this season other than Jason is Kevin.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Jason's moral alignment is really questionable in the game and he consistently seems to switch between being a heroic character or a villainous character. He can be heroic because he's quite noble, moral and has an Honor Before Reason mentality, but at the same time he can villainous because he is very loyal to the Big Bad Paul and has been working for him since the start.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Jason's wife Holly is a deep redhead, and Jason is one of the ostensibly good guys in the house.
  • Heroic BSoD: Jason is in a state of nonstop shock after his blindside, continuing through his post-game interview, and lasting deep into his Q&A on the live feeds, where he's in disbelief that he's actually there answering questions when he thought he was safe from eviction and the act of him being voted for was just playing up good TV drama... boy, was he Genre Blind.
  • His Own Worst Enemy: Responsible for all of Jason's worst shortcomings in the game is none other but himself! From dropping Christmas to never keeping his mouth shut to running and hiding from social blowups to making a blunder with the Power of Veto that caused Christmas and Paul to see him as a Spanner in the Works and Too Powerful to Live.
  • Honor Before Reason: Jason saved Kevin's bacon by making sure he would stay off the block out of respect for him as a friend, and returning to his own core beliefs outside the game. Matt and Raven, however, hated him for it.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Jason is the Huge Guy (6'4") to Alex's Tiny Girl (5'0"). It's apparent that whenever the stand next to each other, Jason towers over her to the point where Alex almost looks like a child next to him. His real-life wife, Holly, is a bit taller, though.
  • The Hyena: Jason is constantly laughing none stop. It's one of his defining personal traits to treat everything like it's a joke. Even when he's fighting with someone else, he manages to throw in a laugh or joke or two. When is Jason not laughing at or about something?
  • Hypocrite: Has little to no issue with lying to Matt and Raven about promoting to use the POV on one of them so that Kevin would be backdoored since he didn't want to go back on his word to Kevin and did so to benefit his game. But as soon as someone else (Paul) decides to make a game move against him that wasn't personal in nature (considering that Jason was one of Paul's closest allies and friends in the house), Jason acts like a Sore Loser who is bitter. Sure, it sucks to get backstabbed or betrayed by one of your closest friends and allies in the game, but did Jason forget that he's playing a little game called Big Brother? A game that involves lying, backstabbing, manipulating and betrayal? Jason should have seen it coming.
  • In-Series Nickname:
    • "Whistle-Nut". That's his rodeo clown name. When he becomes the Extremitard, he gets the hashtag "#ExtremeWhistleNut".
    • Sometimes the other houseguests refer to him as "Cowboy" because he is always seen wearing his trusty cowboy hat.
  • Jaw Drop: His mouth swung wiiiide open the moment he couldn't believe he botched the Week 7 HOH with the speed costume changes memory test.
  • Joke and Receive: The one time Jason throws out a joke that Josh is in an alliance with Christmas he couldn't be any more on the money... Josh actually freaks out and thinks someone is planting seeds of discord among the other houseguests (besides Paul- who almost certainly did it all along).
  • Joke Character: The audience often treats Jason as someone who is not meant to be taken seriously. It has much to do with the fact that Jason is a humorous individual who's a Boisterous Bruiser.
  • The Klutz: He's a rodeo clown, and he acts like one. Aside from accidentally hurting Christmas, his playing of the first Temptation Challenge, "Bowlerina", led to him becoming too dizzy after spinning himself and he fell all over himself. Naturally, he placed last, and suffered the consequences.
  • Large Ham: Normally, he's a natural example of ham, but turned into the Extremitard, he has to do everything to the EXTREME!!!!
  • Laser-Guided Karma:
  • Light Is Not Good: Jason commonly wears light colored clothing and he's aligned with the bad side (meaning he's The Dragon to the Big Bad Paul).
  • Like an Old Married Couple: With Alex. The two constantly fight and playfully bicker with each other like they are a married couple. Even Holly, Jason's real life wife, referred to Alex as being Jason's "Big Brother wife" because she constantly challenges him and keeps him on his toes.
  • Lovable Jock: He's a rodeo clown for a living and he's an incredibly Nice Guy (at least most of the time).
  • Morton's Fork: Save Kevin and earn the wrath of the house or throw him under the bus? Either way, he gets labeled a coward, except one is more destructive to his game, and the other to his self-worth. What's more important? His buddy.
  • Motor Mouth: Jason speaks a lot and he also talks really fast when he gets really excited or nervous. Sometimes he talks to much that he has loose lips and Cannot Keep a Secret. Alex frequently calls him out for blurting out too much information when he shouldn't.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He is destroyed upon hearing that the injury he gave Christmas has effectively ruined her plans for the future. However, Christmas forgives him and tells Jason it doesn't change how she views him as a person, and Paul tells Jason not to beat himself up about it because Christmas was equally responsible for what happened as much as he was by agreeing to horse around the way they did.
  • Never Bareheaded: Due to balding, you will seldom see Jason without a head covering, be it his cowboy hat, a bandana, or a costume punishment.
  • Nice Guy: A very down-home and friendly man. When he went up for eviction as a consequence of blowing his first Temptation Challenge, Paul took him off the block simply because Jason's not a habitual jerk like Jess and Cody. Somewhat subverted when he made some fairly insensitive jokes about Raven and Jess.
  • Nice Hat: Frequently seen wearing a fairly nice cowboy hat. Used to hide his baldness.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Alex. Alex is probably Jason's number one ally in the house and the two have a very close relationship.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Jason is one of the funniest and most humorous houseguest of the season. At the beginning, he was seen as a houseguest that was nothing more than mere comic relief and someone to laugh at. Even though he's become more serious in terms of gameplay, he's still a funny and humorous guy none the less.
  • Sand In My Eyes: Tried and failed to hide his melancholy when he started missing his wife Holly and his child Gatlin back at home. Josh brought him in to hug it out.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: This one is as literal as it gets, folks. Paul and Christmas got this rodeo clown thrown out of the game right before the final five houseguests were decided and the homestretch of the game began. Jason also knew in advance he was the target, but hated the fact that Christmas went and acted as the tiebreaker and proved that it wasn't just her gunning for him, it was Paul.
  • Small Town Boredom: Jason is from Humeston, Iowa, a town with fewer than five hundred people.
  • Sore Loser: Jason did not take it very well when he was evicted on a tie breaker vote by Christmas. He was blindsided, sure, but he walked out without hugging anyonenote , wishing anyone good luck, or saying goodbye to everyone, something only repeated by Christine. On top of it, he finds out that his closest ally Paul (next to Alex) was the one who orchestrated his entire demise through Josh confessing and exposing Paul's plan to get him out and that he's also in an alliance with Christmas and Paul since the beginning in his Goodbye Message to him. Jason felt so betrayed by Paul that he came off extremely bitter and called Paul "obsolete". Also, his exit interview in the camera booth with the Q&A portion was much longer and grumpier than those of the other houseguests.
  • Spanner in the Works: The second he started disagreeing with Paul and Christmas's master plans, he got himself in big, big trouble. This ultimately caused the two to take a bigger look at his competitive threat potential and decide to vote him out of the house at the first opportunity they got.
  • Tall Poppy Syndrome: Jason got clipped from the house because he started pulling away in competitions too much and Paul was worried he'd never be able to shake him.
  • Tears of Joy: Jason is openly tearful once he gets news from home that his wife is pregnant with their second child. Which means somebody was getting busy right before the competition... what better way to celebrate getting into the BB house, eh?
  • Testosterone Poisoning: As the Extremitard, Jason is so overly loaded up on adrenaline that he is a living, breathing paragon of EXTREME!
  • Too Dumb to Live: Like most people in the season, Jason is incredibly stupid when it comes to the game:
    • Mark decides to tell Jason that Paul has been running the entire game. Jason doesn't believe him, and throws him under the bus all because it's Mark.
    • Followed Paul blindly.
    • Volunteered to go on the block.
    • Repeatedly threw competitions.
    • Culminating in his dumbest move of all, and what is probably the dumbest move since Marcellas squandered his Golden Power of Veto all the way back in Big Brother 3: completely forgetting that he promised to take Raven off the block when Maven shared the block together. This move was so bad, it made Matt lose his cool. Yes, what Jason did was stupid enough that the one guy who was least visible in the house was unmissable for an entire day.
    Matt: OH MY GOD, YOU ARE SUCH A PUNK BITCH, DUDE!!
  • Too Powerful to Live: This is Paul and especially Christmas's motivation for purging Jason from the house during the first round of the Double Eviction Week. Jason has become such a strong competitor in the house that if they don't take him out now while they still can, he will steamroll everybody.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Upon becoming the Extremitard, he is a comic example; when he ends up winning his first HOH while the Extremitard, it becomes a genuine example.
  • Totally Radical: When he's the Extremitard, Jason has to do everything while yelling "Extreme!" as rock music blares in the background whenever an announcer comes on to say what he's doing is extreme.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Alex, Paul, Kevin and Josh. They are his closest allies in the game.
  • Unfortunate Names: His last name is "Dent". He essentially put one in Christmas.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Thankfully averted. Jason was so salty after his eviction that he believed Alex did this to him and held it against her, refusing to see her as a friend anymore. It wasn't until reviewing the game footage behind his eviction and Alex's ignorance to the plan to get him out that Jason realized they both had been thoroughly played by Paul, and when Alex arrived at the Jury House, he was just a ball of hugs for her once more.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: Extremitard Jason has a giant hot pink "X" on his helmet. And his leotard says "treme". Put it all together and what does it spell? XTREME!!!
  • Zero-Approval Gambit: Choosing not to use the Power of Veto to backdoor obviously shady Kevin. It resulted in the splitting up of a showmance and a lot of disapproval from the other houseguests working with him up until then, and the Twitter feeds noted he was "target numero uno" now.
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    Raven Leigh-Anna Walton (Juror #06; Evicted HG #12) 

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Hometown: DeValls Bluff, AR
Current Residence: DeValls Bluff, AR
Born: Jun 10th, 1994
Age: 23 (age at time of competition)
Occupation: Dance Teacher, Ghost Hunter (Hobby)
Number Of HOH Wins: 0
Number Of POV Wins: 0
Number Of Times Nominated: 3
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 0 note 
Temptations Taken: Golden Starfish note , "Strangest Things" (Seventh Place), "Where Were You?" (Joint Third Place)
Prizes/Punishments Taken: Never Not Pass note 
Finished: 6th Place [6TH JUROR]
Evicted: 2-1 VS. KEVIN
HOH Evicted Under: ALEX (Week 10, Day 79)
Voted For (As Juror): PAUL

  • 0% Approval Rating: As of the later weeks, nearly everyone in the house has come to dislike or hate Raven. Raven has shown that she's not the nice and friendly person that she tried to pass herself off as at the start. The other houseguests with the exception of Matt have commented how they dislike Raven's personality because she is an Attention Whore who tries to be the centre of attention constantly. Others are just annoyed by Raven's attitude and how she's a Consummate Liar who embellishes stories or makes exaggerations about her physical illnesses including her Gastroparesis. Alex has stated that she can't stand Raven because she comes off as attention seeking and a huge liar. Paul says that Raven is annoying because she constantly tries to include herself in his conversations and copy what he says. Christmas dislikes Raven because she has a habit of taking her stuff without even asking. Cody disliked Raven because she had told many lies about her turning Cody down romantically and how he made installs about her inability to have children. The majority of the house is NOT a fan of Raven and her attempts at trying use her illness to earn sympathy from the house isn't working.
  • Action Survivor: Raven may not be a competitor but the fact that she's managed to not be a huge target for eviction is impressive. It's probably because Raven plays the sympathy card and people would feel bad about voting her out or because she's such a horrible competitor and nobody sees her as a threat so she would be someone that would be easy to drag to the end.
  • Adaptation Distillation: Raven's foot injury didn't show up in the TV episodes. However, on the live feeds, her foot was so damaged after a competition that it was bleeding everywhere. Even Pul was extremely squicked out by the condition of her bloody and messy looking foot that he desperately tries to ask the producers for help with her foot.
  • Adorkable: Raven is very lovable and dorky and she's also the type to get easily excited over things. She shows to be enthusiastic and perky come every eviction vote with Julie. Raven was also the one who wanted temporary tattoos after the "Inked & Evicted" challenge ended. Her showmance partner Matt chose a temptation where he was made to dress as a ballerina. Raven is a dance teacher, so, naturally, after the challenge ends, he gave his tutu for her to wear for fun. However, her adorable personality is later on tainted and viewed in a more negative light as she reveals that underneath her cutesy persona, there lies a very nasty and violent personality. She's not as cute when she's bullying people or exploding in anger at others. The fact that she constantly embellishes stuff about her real life does not make her the least bit endearing.
  • Agony of the Feet: Raven also suffered injuries to a foot like Christmas did, cutting it open on a fall on the spiral staircase. This is left out of the TV show because a lot of the language used when this happens is too coarse and copious for the moment to survive editing down to be TV-friendly.
  • Affably Evil: Raven appears sociable and friendly on the surface–that is until you completely piss her off and provoke her into anger and then she becomes Faux Affably Evil. What's scary is that Raven can easily switch between acting friendly and sweet and then suddenly snap and change into someone who is very unpredictable, aggressive and volatile. Because of her ability to switch from friendly and set to mean and vicious, Raven comes across as Cute and Psycho and maybe even a little on the Ax-Crazy side because of how unstable she is.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Poor Raven is at this point during Week 10. She was so desperate to get in contact with her mother in Week 10 and knew she was running out of steam during the HOH comp that it drove her to plead with Alex to let her win.
  • Alas, Poor Scrappy: Inverted. Raven was despised by both the fans and the other houseguests alike. When Raven was finally evicted, the houseguests celebrated and were so happy to be finally free of her. The fans were also very elated that Raven was gone as well. Nobody felt sorry for her even if she was the sick girl who actually needed the money more than anyone in the house. She was so intolerable of a person that everyone forgot that this girl was seriously ill and they managed to overlook her illness to see her wretched personality instead. Fans and the houseguests simply could not get past how horrible Raven was enough to feel any kind of sympathy for her. When Raven was evicted, she was in complete shock and although it seemed as if the other houseguests felt sorry for her that she was gone, they were in fact just faking sympathy for her and they went right back to bashing her non stop and celebrating her eviction. Considering that Raven was such a horrible person to watch as a viewer and an intolerable houseguest to live with, it's no surprise that her eviction was widely celebrated.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Subverted. Raven seemed to have originally had a thing for Cody at the start of the game, but she eventually realizes that she doesn't like his personality. Instead of going for Cody, she romances Matt instead while Cody romances Jessica.
  • All-Loving Heroine: Subverted. It originally seemed as though Raven was an extremely Nice Girl who would be nice to everyone but it turns out she's a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who constantly talks badly about the other houseguests behind their back. The other houseguests, such as Cody and Jessica, have noted that Raven is not the super nice and friendly girl that she tries to make herself seem and that she's nowhere near being America's Sweetheart.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Raven is constantly being talked about behind her back and not in a positive way. People find Raven to be beyond strange and they don't like her personality or being around her. Everyone has something bad to say about Raven and they constantly make fun of her but considering how strange she is, it's somewhat justified. Raven believes that Paul is her closest ally and that he is her friend, but in reality, Paul has done nothing but talk crap about her and has even plotted to get rid of her just because he finds her so incredibly annoying and useless. Even though Paul was always against her, Raven was still delusional enough to believe that Paul was still on her side and was protecting her. Alex has constantly talked badly about Raven behind her back and has commented that she thinks Raven is completely crazy. She has also said that Raven is an irritating person to live with because all she does is take people's things without even asking. Although despite Alex not caring much for Raven, she did legitimately feel bad for Raven being evicted under her HOH and being upset about it, but Alex could have been upset over the fact that Raven was evicted instead of Kevin like she wanted. Christmas talks badly about Raven because she thinks that she is always trying to seek attention by constantly making up stuff about her life and playing the victim. She doesn't respect how Raven is always trying to one up people with her embellishments to make herself seem as though she's had the most difficult life out of everyone and that she's the only person who has ever struggled or faced problems.
  • Alpha Bitch: Raven originally started off as a nice girl who was friendly, but as time went on, she revealed that she is one of the meanest and cattiest girls in the house. Raven is a mixture or combo of Type 1 and Type 2 of the Alpha Bitch personalities. She fits Type 1, because she appeared to be a sweet Southern Belle who was a Nice Girl and was an All-Loving Hero who gets along with everyone and cares about everyone genuinely. However, she's actually a typical mean girl who endlessly trash talks and treats other people terribly. She's also terribly manipulative and cunning and will use her feminine and girly charms to get her way. She also resorts to playing the victim card when it most suits her or if she feels that it will benefit her in some way. She has a 0% Approval Rating and she is nearly universally hated in the house (the only person who can remotely stand her is Matt and that's because he happens to be her romantic partner!). Guys tend to overlook Raven's awful personality and are attracted to her simply because she is physically attractive and looks cute. She's also incredibly unintelligent and seems to be a Cloudcuckoolander and The Ditz who has her head in the clouds. Raven is also the Type 2 personality because Raven is able to successfully put on a friendly facade, that of a Nice Girl and a sweet Southern Belle. But underneath is a whole lot of bitchiness and a completely nasty person. Although she may appear dumb at times, she could be Obfuscating Stupidity. She's a Manipulative Bitch that loves to manipulate in order to get her way. Despite her horrible person, Raven seems to be completely oblivious to the fact that's horrible and instead, thinks that she is a nice and good person who everyone loves and wants to be friends with. Although Jessica is also an Alpha Bitch as well, Raven may actually take the title of being the season's De Facto Alpha Bitch. Raven has done a lot of shitty stuff to people. She especially exposed what a bitch she is at the very beginning when she made the petty decision to steal Alex's cat ears and hide them and then dump out all of her Coke simply because she didn't like her. She's also a bully. In Week 5, she got into a major fight with Jessica in front of the house in which Jessica called out Raven for being a liar about being the one who stole Alex's cat ears and poured out all of her Coke. When Jessica exposed Raven, Raven took it upon herself to bully Jessica and humiliate her in front of everyone just because she wanted to be petty and mean and take her anger out on her. She also called her many derogatory names such as bitch and cu-t. The fact that she constantly talks trash about the other houseguests unnecessarily does nothing to help curb her bitchy side. In addition to the constant trash talk, she constantly lies about her personal life as a way to seek attention. The way that she treats Matt is horrible. She treats him like a dog that she likes to control and abuse and Matt comes off as an Extreme Doormat. Because of Raven's bitch attitude towards Matt and the awful way in which she treats him, some fans even argue that their relationship is borderline Domestic Abuse. Raven is hated by both the audience and the other houseguests.
  • Always Save the Girl: Subverted. In the beginning, almost everyone was against ever putting Raven up on the block or even thinking of evicting her. A lot of the other houseguests had this mentality because they felt sympathy for Raven's illness and condition. And they also admitted that they would feel terrible and guilty for getting rid of the sick girl. However, in the later weeks, once the house sympathy for Raven starts to die down and her true colors are revealed (which aren't pleasant or pretty by the way), the other houseguests have no problem with not sacrificing their games, saving her, or not putting her on the block/voting to evict her. Past mid way in the game, the only person who cares about saving Raven and keeping her in the house for as long as possible is Matt and that's understandable because he is in a romantic relationship with her.
  • Ambiguously Bi: She downright kissed Elena goodbye on the lips! Yoooo...
  • Ambiguously Evil: Subverted. Yes, Raven was aligned with Paul and was one of his loyal minions which automatically made her morally ambiguous. However, she was seen as harmless for the most part because of the fact that she had no clue what was going on in the game and she didn't;t seem to do anything bad or vile enough to put her on the side of evil. But with time, Raven exposed her true personality and it wasn't pleasant at all. In fact, Raven revealed that she was one of the worst houseguests in terms of personality and she was extremely unlikeable. She showed that she is an incredibly spiteful, nasty and hateful person and that she's not worthy of any sympathy.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Double Subverted. Raven for the most part seems like she wants to win and get to the end because she wants to bring awareness to a good cause (Gastroparesis) and win the money to help her out in terms of her struggles with her illness. However, the way that she's trying to stay in the game is kind of underhanded and manipulative. She resorts to Playing the Victim Card and coming across as Affably Evil so that the other houseguests will feel sorry for her and never want to vote her out. She has a good reason for wanting to win the money, but the way that she goes about it by trying to gain sympathy and pull on people's heart strings so that people feel sympathy for her and feel guilty for even thinking about getting her out is kind of a dirty, manipulative and underhanded tactic.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Now that Raven is out of the game and no longer in the house, it's uncertain if Raven could be considered to be someone that's villainous or evil. Outside of the house and going by the jury segment footage, it seems that she's highly delusional, crazy, and unstable but pretty harmless. The only reason she's classified as more of a villain while in the house was because of her association with Paul (who's the Bigger Bad) and her mean, aggressive, and cruel behavior and treatment towards other houseguests. Raven wasn't the nicest person, but she's not completely bad either. She's just really delusional and out of touch with reality.
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: When Raven is unexpectedly evicted on Double Eviction night in Week 11, everyone in the house celebrated (after the agony of Double Eviction Week blindsides died down, of course) and immediately started bashing her (with very good reason to) and talking about how happy they are that she's finally gone.
  • Angst? What Angst?: When discussing her illness with the houseguests, she doesn't sugarcoat how serious it is, but she does not try to milk any sympathy out of it. Instead of having a "woe is me" attitude, she instead chooses to be grateful for the time that she does have, and to live her life as fully as possible.
  • Animal Motifs: She's named after a common bird, "Raven". Raven is also another term for a Crow. Her BB Comic also represents her as a Raven bird.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: More like Annoying Younger Houseguest, considering that Raven is the youngest houseguest after Ramses is evicted. Raven manages to annoy many other houseguests. They find her lack of maturity grating to be around. Such houseguests like Paul, Christmas, Alex, and Kevin all find Raven to be intolerable. She gets on the nerves of the other houseguests because she constantly makes up stories and embellishes things about her personal life that are highly unrealistic. She also has a really annoying habit of mocking or copying everything that other houseguests say or do. Paul in particular has described Raven as being a nuisance because all she does is copy everything that he does and follow him around the house. Christmas finds Raven annoying because she is constantly trying to seek attention and gain sympathy by using her illness. Alex has an irritation with Raven because Raven has a habit of stealing or taking her stuff without asking for her permission. Kevin just finds Raven to be a complete nuisance and annoyance and he tries to steer clear of her as much as possible. Nobody in the house finds Raven to be a pleasure to be around simply because her personality is so annoying and grating.
  • Anti-Villain: Type II (Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds). In regards to her Character Alignment, she started out as Chaotic Good and eventually descended to Neutral Evil later on. Raven may be a villain but she's still somewhat sympathetic because of her real life struggles and her illness. Raven has resorted to acting very mean and petty in the game. It could be assumed that Raven is troubled because of the issues that she faces in the real world. And she wants to win the game more than anything so that she can bring awareness to her illness and use the money to help her cause. So although Raven's a villain, she's also a sympathetic villain that we can feel empathy and compassion for.
  • Arch-Enemy: Raven and Jessica used to be close allies in the earlier part of the game but they became enemies when Cody decided to turn on the entire alliance and put up Paul and Christmas. Their rivalry came to a head in Week 5 when Jessica had gotten into a fight with the entire house and she had exposed Raven for being the one to steal Alex's cat ears and pour out all of her Coke. Raven was also angry at Jessica for supposedly throwing her under the bus and backstabbing her when Raven had said that she had Jessica's back for the entire game. The fight between Raven and Jessica got so intense that Raven bullied Jessica by interrogating her, yelling at her and calling her many derogatory names such as bitch and the C word. Ever since that fight, Raven has made it one of her missions to make Jessica miserable in the house simply to get revenge against her. Raven was also one of the people in the house, out of the majority, that were elated when Jessica was evicted.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Whenever Raven gets into a fight with someone, she can never stop going on with the insults. She's the type to never back down from a fight. Raven also continues fighting with someone even when it's clear that the other person is done fighting. In her argument with Jessica in Week 5, she kept attacking and attacking Jessica even after Jessica had left the room and had went outside. She proceeded to follow her and Cody outside and continued to aggressively attack and insult her frequently by calling her derogatory words and swearing incessantly at her.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Raven's a Genki Girl who gets easily distracted and is also very restless. She can't seem to sit in one place for too long and she's always on the move constantly. Raven also has a Motor Mouth and she can't stop talking. She shows symptoms of possibly suffering ADHD (along with other unknown mental illnesses). If she does suffer from ADHD, she's clearly been undiagnosed.
  • Attention Whore: A lot of the behavior that Raven exhibits can be viewed as being attention seeking, especially whenever she tries to play the sympathy card in regards to her illness. Raven also has a serious case of It's All About Me and constantly believes that the attention should be on her as much as possible. She will also embellish or make up stories in order to seem more important.
  • Axe-Crazy: Downplayed. She classifies as Cute and Psycho. Raven, for the most part, is harmless, but when she is provoked into anger, she's downright scary, volatile and comes across as unstable. The fact that she's also a Cloudcuckoolander and she hides her nasty and volatile side makes her even scarier. After getting into a fight with Jessica in Week 5, everyone in the house had commented how they were shocked at Raven coming across as emotionally unstable. Paul even stated while he was alone that Raven was crazy. Also, in Week 9, Raven went batshit crazy on Jason when he decided not to use the POV on either Matt or Raven when he had made a deal and told them that he would. Raven became extremely volatile and was just screaming at him non stop. The fact that something like a game move could make Raven erupt into a volcano of anger and hostility shows how mentally unstable she really is.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Raven is the youngest houseguest after Ramses is evicted. Interestingly enough, she's also the one who is the most coddled and babied by others next to Josh who's the second youngest houseguest.
  • Badass Adorable: Raven has a spunky, feisty personality and is pretty scary when she is provoked into anger (she took down Jessica of all people!) but is also Adorkable and has her endearing, light hearted moments.
  • Badass Boast: Has no issue with calling people out. She did so when she had gotten into a fight with Jessica while trying to call her out in front of the entire house. She even told Jessica that if she could handle being called out by everyone for her lies that she should get out of the kitchen and not continue fighting with them in attempts to defend herself.
  • Badass on Paper: Raven owns her own dance studio and owns her own team of all-women ghost hunters (W.I.G: Women Investigating Ghosts). In the Big Brother house, she's a mess.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Subverted. Raven was someone that could have easily been dragged all the way to the Final 3 or even worse, the Final 2. The other houseguests were hesitant in keeping her in the game for too long because she was such a good person to take to the end and potentially beat. She could also have possibly won enough jury votes to win because her sympathy card (due to her hard life and her illness) is through the roof and the jury would feel compelled to vote for her because of this fact. However, her life in the game is ultimately cut short on Double Eviction when the house decides to evict her so that she doesn't have the slightest chance of winning.
  • Bad Liar: Although Raven is a Consummate Liar who embellishes things and makes up stories, she's actually a really horrible liar because she's just not convincing or doesn't make her lies come off as believable. Other than her embellished and unrealistic stories that she tells about her life, she's also a horrible liar on a game related level. When Jessica felt paranoid about the vote regarding Josh being evicted over Ramses, Jessica had asked Raven upfront of she was going to vote out Josh 100% over Ramses. Raven gave a very iffy answer along with a suspicious expression but ultimately told her that she would vote out Josh. Going by her facial expression, her eye contact and her body language, she didn't conceal the fact that she was lying. Before Jessica asked Raven about her voting out Josh, Raven, along with Paul and Matt, were scheming and planning on voting out Ramses. The fact that Jessica couldn't see through Raven and sense that she was lying straight to her face about the Josh vote is shocking considering how obvious she was that she was lying.
  • Bait the Dog: Raven was originally believed to be a Nice Girl who was cheerful, optimistic, and friendly. She did, however, show a mean girl streak in the earlier weeks of the game as she did engage in quite a bit of trash talk with Jessica. In the later weeks, Raven reveals her true colors as a person in Week 5 when she goes on a bullying tirade against Jessica by yelling at her and calling her many derogatory names in front of the entire house. Raven is not the friendly, cheerful and nice person that she pretends to be.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Raven wears tops or shirts that reveal her midriff. She most likely feels comfortable wearing revealing clothing since she's a dance teacher. In addition, she also probably wears a lot of revealing clothing because she wears a lot of dance costumes that show off many parts of the body.
  • Bastard Girlfriend: Her relationship with Matt is extremely problematic and even borders on being abusive at times. The way or manner in which Raven treats Matt is not at all nice and respectful. Raven acts like a bitch towards Matt because she is an extreme Mood-Swinger in regards to how she interacts with him. Sometimes she can be very friendly, loving and playful towards him and other times, she's mistreating him by yelling at him, screaming at him or hitting him whenever she gets irritated and mad at him. Matt, on the other hand, comes across as an Extreme Doormat when it comes to Raven and her treatment of him. He almost never stands up for himself against her. Many fans as well as the other houseguests have constantly trash talked Raven and how she treats Matt. They find Raven and Matt's relationship to be borderline Domestic Abuse as Raven emotionally and physically abuses Matt pretty frequently and Matt just seems to take it and let Raven walk all over him.
  • Battle Couple: Averted with Matt. Raven and Matt were the worst competitors out of all of the other showmances including Maven and Jody. Unlike Maven, who did nothing but play house together all summer, at least the other couples managed o actually play the game to an extent whether it was through winning competitions, socializing or having some degree of game or strategy.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Raven is a pretty girl but she has a mean, catty and nasty personality underneath all of that sweet Southern Belle beauty.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Raven has so much loyalty to Paul because he's one of the few people that showed that he genuinely cared about her on a personal level. Raven became clingy towards Paul because she realized that he was someone that supported her and was willing to be her friend. What Raven doesn't realize is that Paul thinks that Raven is incredibly annoying and useless and he in fact doesn't want to have anything to do with her.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: Raven constantly lies and embellishes things and she seems to seriously believe that they are reality. One example was when Raven made up that Cody had come onto her before the live feeds had come on and that Raven turned her down with Cody saying that it was for the best because she couldn't bear children anyways, which made Matt made enough to kill Cody all because of what Raven told him. It seems that she has used this lie about Cody to make him look bad to the rest of the house.
  • Beneath the Mask: It seemed as if Raven was a Nice Girl who was sweet, friendly, affable and a Southern Belle. However, underneath, she's really an Alpha Bitch who's mean, nasty, vile and Evil All Along.
  • Berserk Button: DO NOT backstab or betray Raven or throw her under the bus. She will go OFF and when she does, she is really scary and unpredictable. After Jessica had thrown Raven under the bus and had gotten into a fight with Jessica over it in Week 5, Raven went completely berserk to the point of appearing Cute and Psycho. She was completely out of control with rage and appeared emotionally volatile. And then Jason got a dose of both barrels when he managed to invoke a simultaneous "Are you KIDDING me!?" reaction from the whole couple, Matt joining in.
  • Beta Bitch: To Jessica's Alpha Bitch in the earlier weeks of the game. Raven and Jessica are arguably the most catty, bitchy girls in the game. The only difference is that Raven did a much better job of hiding her bitchy, mean girl side while Jessica made it obvious that she was a mean girl from the start. Both Raven and Alex would resort to unnecessarily trash talking Alex behind her back. Raven even followed Jessica's example by repeatedly referring to Alex as "Pao Pao".
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Raven's cheerful attitude is just surface level. Underneath is someone with a lot of deep-seated anger. Maybe even a touch of psychosis (her mother is a troubled woman). She had shown some warning signs of going into action if her supposed allies mess up her game or Matt's, particularly watching Mark and Elena after Paul's word of caution about the two, considering them as options if she ever wins an HOH competition. Then then the kettle boils over when Jessica starts harassing her for a conversation about who stole Alex's cat ears and the nicest girl in the house starts swearing like a sailor.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Appears dumb, silly and out of touch with reality, but she has a nasty personality underneath all of that ditzy, dumb persona. Raven is also hiding a whole lot of craziness and insanity underneath her silly and harmless facade and she's also very unpredictable with a Hair-Trigger Temper that can erupt with no warning.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Raven thinks of herself as an excellent player who was a puppet master that helped Paul to pull strings throughout the season. She's clearly delusional since she has contributed nothing of value or significance for the entire season. The only person that she has played puppet master to is Matt. Even during the jury segment, the other jury members who laughing at Raven for even thinking that she had such a strong impact on the game when she didn't contribute diddly squat.
  • Big Eater: Despite the fact that she suffers from a rare digestive illness (Gastroparesis), she consumes a lot of food throughout the day. Because of her huge eating habits, many question how she's able to eat so much food and digest it with her illness. This has led to people questioning whether her illness is really an actuality.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Raven herself doesn't really talk about or address her family members all that much on the live feeds, but according to some outside research, Raven's family is a combobulated mess of dysfunction, struggles and drama. Her mother is a very mentally unstable, troubled woman who suffers from Gastroparesis and her brother also suffers from the same illness as well.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Jessica. They're both bitchy, catty mean girls who hated Alex and constantly trash talked her and many of the other houseguests; they're both in showmances (Jessica with Cody and Raven with Matt); so they bonded and became friends and allies in the earlier part of the game.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Appeared to be very sweet, friendly, bubbly and nice at first but has actually turned out to have a really petty, nasty, and mean streak. When the entire house had confronted Jessica and Cody in Week 5, Raven revealed a really mean side to her personality when she yelled at Jessica by personally attacking her and resorting to calling her many horrible names.
  • Black Sheep: Once Josh matures and starts to develop better social skills and makes new allies, Raven starts to become the ostracized and left out one in the house. Everybody in the house shuns her and nobody wants to hang out with her. They believe that she is the strange one of the house and that because of her eccentricities, she just doesn't belong or fit in. Because of her personality and her personal struggles, she's the houseguest that sticks out like a sore thumb. Because of the fact that Raven is different from everyone else (especially being the only one who is suffering from a debilitating illness), Raven is often left out and many people constantly talk badly about her behind her back. Paul has commented that he can't stand Raven on personal level and that he sees her as unstable and crazy. He doesn't like that she is always following him around the house and trying to copy everything that he does and says. Christmas views Raven as completely immature and annoying because of how much she constantly plays the victim card so that she can get attention and sympathy. Christmas has also expressed that she can't stand Raven because she is always trying to exaggerate everything about her life so that she can one up people and that makes Christmas incredibly irritated. Alex and Jason thought that Raven was completely mentally unstable and that her stories simply didn't add up because all she did was embellish the truth about her personal life. Alex and Jason, along with Paul, would often be the ones to constantly trash talk her and be the ones to make fun of her behind her back. Kevin just plain didn't like Raven from the beginning and he found her to be a waste of space. Josh feels some sympathy for Raven due to her being sick and being an emotionally sensitive and vulnerable girl but he still didn't care for her all that much of because of her unlikeable personality and her constant need for attention. Cody and Jessica couldn't stand Raven because all she did was make up lies about the both of them. Raven lied about Cody saying that he came onto her at the beginning of the game and that he told her that they couldn't be a couple because she was infertile. Cody found out the truth from Alex and he was not amused at all. And Jessica and Raven used to be friends, that is until she decided to throw Jessica under the bus by saying that it was Jessica that was the one who stole Alex's cat ears and poured out her Coke when it was Raven that was the one who did it. The only person that Raven is not a black sheep with in the house is Matt. Nobody has any respect for Raven in the house and everyone likes to make fun of her. She's basically the laughing stock of the entire house.
  • Blatant Lies: The lies that Raven tells are so obviously lies that it's almost comical at this point. The stories that she creates are unrealistic and exaggerated that she really comes across as a Bad Liar more than anything else.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Elena (Blonde), Jessica (Brunette) and Raven (Redhead). They also fit the classes stereotypes often associated with their hair colors. Elena is a Dumb Blonde (ditzy, naive, sex kitten), Jessica is a Brainy Brunette (manipulative, smart, intuitive) and Raven is a Fiery Redhead (passionate, hot headed, emotional).
  • Brainless Beauty: Raven is pretty but she has a naive and gullible personality. When she claimed she was in Mensa, her response to "What was your GPA" was "Dance" meaning she mixed up Mensa with what did she major in. Even Paul is dumbfounded.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Downplayed. Raven isn't a teenager as she's 23 years old but she displays teenage like behavior and she comes off as a Spoiled Brat who throws a tantrum when she doesn't get her way. Much of her bratty behavior is because Raven just has so much growing up to do. When Raven doesn't get what she wants she becomes extremely whiny.
  • Break the Cutie: Inflicted on her by Alex, and Jason by proxy, with the events of Week 10; When she decides to target the Maven showmance, Alex thinks that eliminating Matt first will cause Raven to break and it will lead to her swift eviction next, but actually decides to go after Kevin next. Jason refuses to obey Alex and keeps the showmance on the block, and since Matt will of course do the chivalrous thing and redirect any and all votes aimed at his partner Raven at himself and even goes as far as to incur a penalty vote on purpose just to be sure it's him who goes home that particular week, it comes to pass that he's evicted and Raven is left all by her lonesome and miserable.
  • Bright Is Not Good: Raven commonly wears a lot of bright colored clothing but she's bad news because she's a villain and The Dragon for Paul.
  • Broken Bird: Raven suffers from an illness called Gastroparesis which means that her intestines are paralyzed and she needs a pacemaker for it to function properly.
  • Broken Tears: Her eviction consists of her refusing to accept any apologies from anybody for kicking her out of the house and very predictably weeping in front of Julie (even though she is overjoyed to finally personally meet up with her idol).
  • Brutal Honesty: Raven becomes very blunt and even insensitive whenever she is provoked into anger. When she had gotten into a fight with Jessica, she resorted to personally attacking her character and calling her nasty names. This is downplayed when she's not angered or irritated as she seems like she is down to earth and mellow. She is still opinionated though.
  • The Bully: Had no problem with intimidating, yelling at and antagonizing Jessica and Cody during a house fight that occurred during Week 5. In fact, out of everyone that participated in the house tirade against Cody and Jessica, Raven came off the worst.
  • Bumbling Sidekick: To Paul. Raven is probably the least competent of all of Paul's followers and minions. All she does is make up stories, embellish things and lie constantly, can't win a competition to save her life, and has no clue about strategy or what's going on in the game. Is it any wonder why Paul wanted Raven out? She was useless, incompetent, gullible, naive, foolish and every other negative term you can use.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Inverted. Raven is a terrible houseguest as she's lazy, useless, weak, annoying, and incompetent in everyday imaginable. But despite this, the house managed to keep her around all the way to the Final 6 because they didn't see her as a huge threat that they needed to take out before other larger targets. The other houseguests most likely kept her around because she posed no threat and she was good to keep around so that the others could have someone to bash or make fun of.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: Raven is shown to become extremely tipsy or drunk after just a few drinks. In Week 11, Raven only downed a few beers and she was excessively drunk to the point where she was falling all over the place and acting crazier than usual.
  • Can't Live Without You: Raven has said that without her intestinal pacemaker, she wouldn't be able to survive. Her pacemaker implanted in her stomach is what helps alleviate her Gastroparesis symptoms as well as assist in digesting her food properly.
  • Can't Take Criticism: Raven can't seem to take any criticism about herself. She often blows up at people if she's called out for her behavior. When Jessica exposed Raven as being the one to steal Alex's cat ears and pour out her Coke, Raven went off and exploded at Jessica in front of the entire house to the point where she came off as The Bully. The fact that Raven flew off the handle simply because Jessica pointed out the truth about Raven about what she did goes to show that Raven can't handle it when people are critical of her behavior. Much to her oblivion, however, Raven doesn't seem to know or realize just how much crap people talk about her behind her back and how much they criticize everything that she does.
  • Catchphrase: ARE YOU SHITTING ME? She always says this when she's getting into yelling matches and fights with other people, such as in her fights with Jessica, Cody and Jason.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Raven is a Large Ham, a Drama Queen and an Attention Whore combo. She likes to exaggerate everything that she does, including stories about her personal life, her illnesses, her screaming, and even her crying. In the DR, she is extremely expressive and loud much to the annoyance of the viewers.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Interestingly enough, she's this towards Paul. She didn't display clingy and jealous behavior towards Matt because Matt didn't show any interest in any of the other girls in the house other than Raven and didn't have overly strong alliances with other people other than Paul. Now that Matt is gone, Raven has become extremely dependent and clingy with Paul and she follows him around the house everywhere he goes. She also hates Jason and Alex because they have a very close friendship and bond with Paul and Raven wants to get rid of them so that she can have Paul to herself as her one and only ally.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Sometimes Raven displays strange behaviour and she seems to have her head in the clouds most of the time. The others have commented how Raven has a very strange and bizarre personality and they can't seem to understand her most of the time.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Raven really let loose with the F-bombs and the curse words when she was going off on Jessica, including two middle fingers stuck up towards Jessica and Cody.
  • Consummate Liar: Raven is always making up stories about her personal life, such as going on on how much tragedy that she has endured and how many injuries she has. She has also lied about Cody having come onto her before the live feeds came on. According to her, Raven turned him down and Cody told her that it's probably for the best that she turned him down since she can't have children. She also has a habit of exaggerating and embellishing things, including about her Gastroparesis, in attempts to gain sympathy and pity from the other houseguests. By Week 10, the houseguests, especially Paul, have noticed and are actively pointing out that Raven says a lot of things (for example her and her momma being in Mensa - and going on to say her GPA is Dance but that she also studied in Business - and her and her mother being an Olympic athlete) that are so nonsensical that they cannot be true. Paul outright calls Raven a compulsive liar, and gets a kick out of the things she says. Furthermore, not only does she say Paul's band's single is already number one despite not being made yet, she likes Paul's band and Christmas says that's a stretch (cue Paul making a Death Glare at Christmas). She also says she stopped growing at 13 (which is why she's so short; there might be some truth mixed into that one), had 48 surgeries (also plausible), her family has a death book, she possesses impeccable music skills, has a pet hedgehog, has "Rough Kneecap Syndrome" in her right knee that requires surgery for shaving, can't go through metal detectors because of her pacemaker and when Kevin asks if she's vulnerable to thunderstorms, states her mom (which Paul thinks is an anomaly to which Raven says she sorta is) has been struck by lightning (making Paul think her mom's lightning-proof), and Raven claiming she has an inverted spine. And that's not even the richest story she's got. She had a relative on the Titanic.
    Paul: (after reviewing her long list of stories) She might be the most interesting human on this planet.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: Double Subverted. Paul seems like he would have been the one responsible for Raven becoming a completely awful and vile person. Raven still puts on a nice, sweet and friendly facade, but she's actually always been terrible and unpleasant.
  • Covert Pervert: Raven came off as a Nice Girl who's The Ingenue and wouldn't be the type to have sex on camera. Think again, considering that a few weeks into the game, she's having sex with Matt underneath the covers on almost a daily basis. What's funny is that Raven has repeatedly criticized Jessica for being a slut for sleeping with Cody on Day 6 and having sex on camera. But Raven was doing the exact same thing that she criticized Jessica for (which is having sex with Matt on camera and after only a few weeks of knowing him).
  • Creepy Child: Inverted. Raven is 23 but she acts extremely childish and immature for her age and doesn't come off as a young adult. In fact, Raven's cute and childish behavior is a facade to hide how Ax-Crazy and mentally unstable she really is, which adds to her creep factor. See Cute and Psycho.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Appears to be The Ditz and a Cloudcuckoolander but she is a lot more scheming and cunning than she lets on. She also has a very violent, aggressive temper and hides it underneath an innocent, friendly, and sweet Southern Belle facade.
  • Cuckoosnarker: Raven is both a Cloudcuckoolander because she's very bizarre, strange, wacky, eccentric and out there. But she's also a Deadpan Snarker because she is extremely snide and sarcastic, especially when she's pissed or irritated. It does come off as a bit of a surprise when Raven does get really snide and sarcastic because she's The Ditz who has her head in the clouds 90% of the time.
  • Cute and Psycho: If there's one thing that defines Raven, it's the fact that she is mentally unstable. She appears sweet, kind and friendly but if she's provoked, she comes across as very volatile and unstable. Many of the other houseguests were shocked by Raven's behaviour and outrage when she got into a fight with Jessica. Paul has even called Raven crazy despite her generally friendly personality. As a result, it's hard to tell if Raven is really a nice girl or if it's nothing more than a facade to hide her nasty, volatile side. She also frequently makes up stuff about her personal life and she doesn't think that there's anything wrong with her. The worst thing about this? Her family really does have a history of mental issues. You can't just blindly hate on her knowing that. Many fans believe that she suffers from serious mental illnesses and that she needs psychological treatment and help.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Raven is Adorkable and cute but sometimes her voice and her speaking manner can be considered highly annoying, especially to some of the live feed watchers.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Definitely has her moments where she comes across as not the most graceful. Ironically, Raven is a dance teacher for a living, a profession which often requires good balance and grace.
  • Cute Is Evil: Downplayed. Raven is an extremely evil person but she is not the most pleasant person. In fact, she has a very mean spirited and nasty personality whenever she lets down her friendly and cheerful facade.
  • Damsel in Distress: Raven plays herself off as the victim who's completely harmless and not an actual threat, the one in constant need of protection and saving by other people, primarily the men. She hasn't won any competitions and she's been pretty useless in the game. Matt, Paul and the other male players are often trying to protect her and keep her in the game. Overall, Raven was one of the most useless houseguests in the house and the only reason that she got as far as she did was because the houseguests just wanted to drag her to the end because it would be easy to beat her in the hard competitions whether they were mental or physical.
  • Damsel Scrappy: One of the biggest complaints that many fans have about Raven is that she's so useless and weak in the game. This is in stark contrast to Alex, who is incredibly physically active, athletic and competitive. While the audience may sympathize with Raven for suffering from Gastroparesis, they believe that she's still incompetent in other aspects of the game other than competitively. Because Raven is a dance teacher and a trained dancer, one would think that she would be a lot more active in the competitions, but instead, she was terrible at them. However, if she did manage to scrape by at a particular competition, it was mostly the endurance or physical competitions, but this could be because she's a dancer and many of the endurance comps require balance and focus, two things that are crucial in the world of dance. Her social game and strategic game was useless as well. Her social game was weak because nobody in the house liked her or wanted to be aligned with her. And her strategic game was so non existent that Paul took over her brains 100% of the time because of the lack of intelligence in Raven. Fans have frequently said that Raven is one of the worst houseguests because she hasn't contributed anything to the game whether it be good social skills, strong strategic skills or solid competitive skills. A lot of fans are of the opinion that the only thing that Raven did all summer was sleeping with Matt and playing house. Because of her uselessness coupled with her unlike personality, she is extremely unpopular with the Big Brother audience.
  • The Dark Chick: Raven shares this role with Alex. She also doubles this role with being The Dragon for Paul.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Raven has admitted that she comes from a family that has endured a lot of tragedy. She has also said that she was sexually assaulted in the past. The Walton family once appeared on a CNN broadcast as well, needing a large amount of money to pay for the expensive surgeries of her and her equally ill brother.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Raven is extremely snarky and sarcastic, especially when she's pissed off or angry. Not wise to make her angry, otherwise, she will have snarky one liner to spit out. She also is well aware of it, because she refers to herself numerous times as "Arkan-sassy".
  • Death Glare: When is Raven not giving people that she doesn't like a scowl or a death stare to people that she doesn't like or trust? Her main targets of her death glare seem to be Cody and Jessica.
  • Decoy Damsel: Raven seems like she's nothing more than a Damsel in Distress in the game who's completely useless and doesn't really contribute anything game wise, but she's still a threat because she's The Dragon to Paul and has been working for him all along since the beginning of the game.
  • Deep South: Raven is originally from Arkansas. Due to this, it was assumed that she was a sweet Southern Belle but turns out that she's anything but when her true colors are revealed in the later weeks.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Subverted. On Double Eviction night, Raven is evicted. But she downright refuses to hug anyone and continues to act like a Sore Loser and Spoiled Brat. Even though everyone was willing to wish her well and felt sorry for her blindside in that moment. After she was evicted, the houseguests went right back to hating her for her behavior and the attitude that she displayed on the way out of the house.
  • Delusions of Grandeur: Raven is probably the most delusional houseguest in the entire house. She constantly talks about herself and creates stories and make them seem as though they are a reality. She constantly embellishes things about her personal life. Some even think that Raven is psychotic because she doesn't seem to be aware of reality. She likes to make up things about her life to make it seem like she has endured so much tragedy so that she can gain attention and sympathy from other people. She also has a superiority complex and seems to think that she deserves to win the game more than anyone else simply because she has had a hard life and has endured more struggles because of her illness. Raven seems to be completely unaware that everyone in the house with the exception of Matt hates her and can't stand to be around her because she is such an annoyance. Even Julie is skeptical around Raven when Raven claims she did well in the game (at least on a social level). In the Jury House, they let her have it for thinking for even one second that she was the mastermind in the house, and quite predictably, she gets really pissed about it. And while nobody gets Raven's BB Comics "Arkansassin" poster and she does (being delusional and a compulsive liar), it's itself a lie, which is pretty damn genius humor.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Nearing it as of Week 10, after losing ever competition (and opting out of one), where Raven is practically begging for Jason to cut her a deal (more like a plea bargain) in Week 10 because she desperately wants to hear from her mother. No dice, unfortunately. Jason assumes it's a cop-out. Worse, her vulnerable state does not go unnoticed. Alex is thinking if she and Jason target Matt first, it will make her crumble.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Going by the expression on her face when it was announced that she was evicted, Raven didn't think that she was actually going home. She thought that she was completely safe and that Kevin would be the one to be evicted over her since the rest of the house had been targeting him for weeks.
  • Did Not Think This Through: Absentmindedly went down the spiral staircase of the house in tall pink socks without shoes... she slipped and fell and got a ghastly injury, and cussed out her bloodstained socks and tossed them in the trash.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: In Week 5, Raven got into a major blowout with Jessica in front of the entire house. She humiliated Jessica after Jessica had exposed Raven as being the one who had stolen Alex's cat ears and pound out her Coke. Raven got extra petty and nasty because Jessica had told the truth about Raven to Alex. She cursed at her endlessly and called her derogatory names. In addition, Raven flipped off both Cody and Jessica in the backyard during a bullying tirade against them. This was the first time in the game when it was shown that it's not a wise idea to piss Raven off because she won't have an issue with flipping you off a billion times.
  • Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead: After recollecting themselves from the emotional ordeal that was Double Eviction Week number two, the houseguests take turns bashing Raven for all of her crap they had to put up with but didn't have the heart to tell her personally. The only one who has nothing bad to say is Kevin, who just silently listens in on the ranting. Paul also thought about, in honor of Raven, adding some sea salt onto a pizza Kevin was making, but Alex objected to that kind of joke.
  • Disabled Snarker: Raven may be disabled and handicapped due to having a debilitating disease (Gastroparesis). That doesn't stop her from being a major Deadpan Snarker who's always willing and ready to pop off a sarcastic, snide or snarky comment.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In Week 5, Raven got into a huge blow up with Jessica. Jessica had called out Raven for her bad behavior and had exposed her to Alex about what she did at the beginning when she stole Alex's cat ears and poured out all of her Coke out of pettiness and spite. As a result of Jessica exposing Raven and telling the truth about what she did to the rest of the house, Raven decided to go ballistic on Jessica by screaming at her, calling her horrible names, humiliating her, and bullying her non stop. Although Jessica is no saint, she didn't deserve the treatment that Raven was giving to her.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Even though Raven has repeatedly stated that she desperately wants to win the game, she's noticeably distracted by her infatuation and romance with Matt. It even seems that Raven forgets that she's playing a game because she seems to be way more invested in her relationship with Matt.
  • The Ditz: At times, it seems that Raven is very ditzy and flighty. She can also come across as idealistic and naive. She will often need other people, like Matt and Paul, to make her understand things in the game.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Heck, she's introduced to us like this. Raven teaches classes barefoot in her dance studio, and seems to avoid shoes unless she wants to look pretty or is competing. She is seen tearing her socks off in the middle of the first competition of the season for safety, and actually injures herself pretty badly going down the trademark spiral staircase of the house in only socks and throws a pair away in anger when they get covered in the resulting blood spilt. She is so fond of walking around without shoes that the cameramen actually zoom in on a pair of grubby sock soles. Raven herself discovers this issue stems from the kitchen floor, which is incredibly filthy, but learns to live with it. Funnily enough, this is something neither Paul or Josh picked up on in the final stage of the final HOH competition that Raven despised the kitchen's dinginess, because it is of course something only live feeders would be privy to and neither of these guys wanted to hang around her in extended doses.
  • Domestic Abuse: Her relationship with Matt is extremely problematic and abusive in nature. Raven is overly aggressive in her treatment of Matt while Matt comes off as an Extreme Doormat when it comes to standing up against Raven and her bad behavior. How did Matt even stand to be around Raven for so long considering the awful way she treated him all summer?
  • The Dragon: For/To Paul. She seems to do everything that he says and has a blind obedience to him. She is one of Paul's biggest puppets and loyal supporters. Since she's in an alliance with Matt, she could be considered to be Co-Dragons with Matt as they are both loyal to Paul and are working for him. Raven has become the Harley Quinn to Paul's The Joker with the amount of unwanted undying loyalty that she has to him.
    • Co-Dragons: With Matt for Paul but also with Josh, Christmas, Alex, Kevin, and Jason. Unlike Paul's other minions, Raven hasn't really contributed anything of value for Paul's game except Undying Loyalty and being a number for Paul's side of the house. Raven also has blind obedience to Paul and does everything that he says and does. She's also voted out all of the people that Paul has wanted out of the house.
    • Devour the Dragon: There have been multiple occasions when Paul has plotted to get rid of Raven because he has a Final 3 deal and alliance with Christmas and Josh. So when the time comes, he would have no issue with throwing Raven to the wolves because he doesn't have the same amount of loyalty to her that he does to Josh and Christmas or even Jason and Alex. However, as of recently, it subverted because he's said in private that he actually wants to take Raven as far as he can and he would like to drag her all the way to Final 4 because he feels that she would be easy to beat at the end.
    • The Heavy: Raven is one of the main villains of the season despite not being the Big Bad. She is more of an open villain because of her unlikeable personality and her dirty tactics in the game. However, in the grand scheme of things, she's nothing more than a loyal minion and The Dragon to Paul who is the one that is running everything and controlling everything behind the scenes.
  • Drama Queen: Raven is extremely dramatic in everything she does. She likes to be the centre of attention and she has an Attention Whore personality. Many believe that she embellishes a lot of stories about herself because she thrives on drama and she wants to gain attention and sympathy from others. That aside, her actions and behavior are very dramatic including her "fights" with Matt. In particular, after Matt accidentally smacks her with a piece of raw chicken, she carries on for ages, and her constant screeching drives others in the house nuts.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: In her Exit Interview, Raven stupidly says that she played a good game because she was very sociable and friendly with the other houseguests. Raven tries to imply that she deserves respect and credit for playing a good game and getting as far as she did. Does she not realize that she did nothing all summer but cuddling in bed with Matt and making up constant stories and embellishments about her personal life? Raven was looking for people to respect her as a game player, but she's done nothing to deserve it.
  • Entitled Bitch: Raven felt that she had more entitlement to be in the game than other people simply because she was suffering from a serious illness and she needed the money more than anyone else. Because Raven pulled the sympathy card using her illness, other houseguests started to feel guilty for even thinking or attempting in trying to get her out of the house. Since Raven has received a lot of sympathy for having an illness, Raven only grew more and more bratty and entitled with time.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She cares about her friends and family and she loves Matt as he's her showmantic partner. She also has a strong attachment to Paul (probably because she personally knows Paul outside of the house and has even met him) and displays some deep, strong admiration as well as blind obedience and loyalty to him.
  • Evil All Along: Originally seemed as though Raven was a Nice Girl who as friendly, sweet, and kind, but she's actually a really mean and bitchy villain.
  • Evil Eyebrows: Raven has very strange eyebrows that are highly arched, which indicate her status as a villainous or being a part of the "bad side". She is The Dragon for Paul who's the Big Bad after all. When Raven does her makeup, she seems to accentuate her eyebrows even more, giving her a very cunning and manipulative look.
  • Evil Is Petty: Not only does she resort to constantly talking trash about the other houseguests behind their back, she's also made some very petty actions as well. For example, Raven was the one that stole or hid Alex's cat ears and poured her Coke (because back then, Raven disliked Alex) but she blamed Jessica because Raven had known that Jessica disliked Alex since the beginning. When Jessica had exposed Raven and called her out for stealing Alex's cat ears in front of the house dburing the fight that occurred in Week 5, Raven instead resorted to yelling at Jessica, calling her numerous derogatory names, humiliating her in front of the entire house, and not owning up to what she did or telling the truth.
  • Evil Redhead: Raven is red-haired and one of the meanest, cattiest girls of the season. At first, it was thought that she was a Nice Girl who was also a Southern Belle, but as the season went on, her true colors were revealed and it wasn't pleasant. In addition, she's also The Dragon for the Big Bad Paul and she is one of his most loyal and blind minions who does everything that he asks or orders.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Downplayed. She appears sweet, affable, cute, and innocent as she has the appearance of The Ingenue and The Cutie but underneath the facade is a really catty, bitchy, nasty mean girl who is actually volatile and has a Hair-Trigger Temper whenever she's provoked.
  • Fan Disservice: One of the most repulsive people in the house because she has no sense of decency on camera. Raven has not only gone to pound town on Matt while everyone was sleeping (with an implied condom stash that the two use), she was caught on the live feeds casually picking her nose and chowing down on the boogers. What does Matt see in her?!? Aside from doing the nasty... and no more shall be said on that subject. Oh, and the cameraman makes a repulsed note of the fact Raven walks around in indoors and out in purely socks so much that they are FILTHY. It's not just her- Matt does that, too. ...Made for each other in an icky sort of way. Y'know what- just watch this and learn.
  • The Fake Cutie: Appears sweet, innocent and cute looking but she's actually very mean, bitchy and catty. In addition, she hides a nasty, aggressive and volatile side to her personal and she is Hot-Blooded and has a Hair-Trigger Temper whenever she is pushed into anger.
  • Fatal Flaw: Raven has so many that caused the downfall of her game.
    • Anger: Raven has a major Hair-Trigger Temper and she can be easily set off when she's provoked into anger. Once she gets angry, she becomes completely uncontrollable and it's very hard to calm her down and placate her. She becomes irrational when angry to the point where she seems like she can become very violent and aggressive. She has gotten into many yelling matches with other houseguests because of her being subjected to getting easily angry. Her yelling match with Jessica in Week 5 caused her to come off as batshit crazy to the extent that she became The Bully. Other houseguests have commented that whenever Raven lets her anger take over, she becomes completely scary, intimidating and unrecognizable. other houseguests have said that they are actually scared of Raven when she unleashes her wrath and her anger upon the house. Her inability to control her deep seated anger and temper has also made her a target. She could have easily gone farther in the game without being an active target because she was not that big of a threat competitively. Raven let her anger shorten her life span in the game.
    • Blind Obedience: Raven seemed to follow Paul's orders or whatever he says with no questions asked. She never questioned him in any way because she felt that he had Undying Loyalty to her. Raven was the biggest puppet to Paul and Paul manipulated the hell out of her because she was extremely gullible and was willing to obey everything that Paul asked. If she had actually questioned Paul, such as his intentions in the game or even his loyalty to her, she may not have come off as completely naive and stupid. Her extreme loyalty to Paul made her blind to the fact that she couldn't see that Paul actually disliked her on an immense level. She was so blindly obedient of Paul that she didn't recognize that Paul was secretly plotting her demise in the game.
    • Cruelty: Raven appeared as though she was a Nice Girl who was sweet, friendly and compassionate. but her true colors came out as very nasty, mean spirited and cruel. Raven would constantly bash or trash talk other houseguests behind their back, even if they have done nothing to deserve it. In the first week, Raven stole Alex's cat ears and poured out all of her Coke all because she hated Alex. In Week 5, she humiliated Jessica in front of the entire house by yelling at her and calling her many derogatory names including the C word. She didn't stop there and continued to bully and harass Cody and Jessica during the bullying tirade. She didn't show and remorse for what she did and actually seemed proud of her behavior. Her treatment of Matt was also excessively problematic. She would constantly beat him, hit him or yell at him when he wasn't doing what she wanted him to do. Their relationship was so problematic that it came across as Domestic Abuse to some of the other houseguests as well as to some fans. Raven, overall, is a very nasty, cruel mean girl and she takes the cake in regards to the biggest bitch in the house next to maybe Alex.
    • Consummate Liar: Raven was the biggest liar in the house by far. She could never tell the truth even if the truth smacked her in the face. She has embellished so many things about her personal life. Raven has claimed that Cody had hit on her and she turned him down when that actually didn't even happen according to Cody himself. She continued on with proclaiming that Cody told Raven that they wouldn't have worked in a relationship because she's infertile and can't have kids. The fact that Raven said that about Cody with a straight face all so that she could destroy Cody's already ruined reputation further is disgusting. She's also lied about having every illness in the medical book and she does this to gain sympathy and attention from other people. Raven simply cannot tell the truth about her personal life and she's also told lies about the other houseguests that could help ruin their reputation. Others found Raven untrustworthy because she couldn't be honest whether it mattered or not.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Raven appears sweet and nice on the surface, but she has recently revealed a very nasty, catty and mean side to her personality. During the fight that happened between Cody and Jessica and the rest of the house in Week 5, Raven revealed that she has a very violent temper when she is provoked and that she can be very cutthroat and mean. Many of the other houseguests, including Matt, were shocked at how irrational Raven came off when she was fighting with Jessica.
  • Feet-First Introduction: The first scene we get of her of the season is a shot of her red toes dancing gleefully when she uncovers her invitation key to the Big Brother house in her dance studio.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Inverted. Raven is a Girly Girl and very feminine and she also lives up to the feminine stereotype of having a love of cooking. She's often the person who is the cook of the house and is always the one who makes the house dinner. However, despite her love of cooking, many of the other houseguests have complained that Raven is a Lethal Chef and that the food she cooks isn't always that good. Considering her loopy personality, it's no wonder she can't cook.
  • Femme Fatale: She uses her sexuality and her charms to manipulate Matt into doing what she wants. Some fans even believe that Raven was just using Matt for game reasons and that she didn't really have genuine feelings for him, but that she just wanted a strong man to cling to and protect her in the game. Her outward appearance is very deceiving and nobody would think that Raven, of all people, was the one who would be having sex the most while in the house.
  • Fiery Redhead: She's not cruel-hearted (however, in the later weeks, that could be considered as subverted as she morphs into an Evil Redhead), but there's a genuinely berserk side to her that leaves everyone speechless and petrified when it finally comes uncorked forty days into the game. Jessica keeps yelling at her for every perceived scheme against her and her meetings with Kevin, then Raven detonates and Paul fully takes advantage of it when he manages to rouse the place into a madhouse. Meanwhile, Matt can't believe Raven of all people went ballistic, who is prompted to back away from the chaos slowly and question the whole house's sanity at large, wondering if it was okay to stick with her.
  • First-Name Basis: With Matt. As his girl, she calls him by his full name of "Matthew". Everyone else in the house calls him Matt.
  • Flipping the Bird: She levels two of these at Jessica (and by extension, Cody) after snapping:
    Paul: Cody, how does it feel that all my dogs are barking, buddy?
    Raven: And now you have nothing to say...!
    Paul: All my dogs are barking!
    Raven: Nothing!
    Raven: WOOF! WOOF! WOOF! WOOF! MOTHERFUCKING (cue flight of the double eagles) WOOF!!!
  • The Fool: Raven had no clue about what was going on in the game.
  • Foreshadowing: After "Inked and Evicted" is over with, she is the first person to want to decal herself in fake tattoos. Following Matt's eviction, Matt reveals he's encouraged Raven to get her first real tattoo, a raven on her back near her neck. At the finale of Big Brother 19, you can see a raven tattoo is now adorning her back, peeking out of the low-cut back of her dress, which she received right after getting out of the Jury House.
  • For the Evulz: Raven displays petty behavior and attitude simply because she wants to and she can. For example, there was no legitimate reason for Raven to steal Alex's cat ears and hide them so that Alex couldn't find them and then pour out all of her Coke. It seemed that Raven just got off on the fact that she was going to get under Alex's skin by taking those actions. To make matter worse, instead of Raven owning up to what she did to Alex, she decided to frame Jessica. Raven wanted Jessica to take the fall for her and become The Scapegoat simply because she enjoyed it. She also made Matt think Cody insulted her inability to have kids just to get someone yelling at him, and make herself look like a victim.
  • Freudian Excuse: It's assumed that Raven's bad behavior is a result of her Dark and Troubled Past, dysfunctional family and upbringing, and her illness (Gastroparesis). According to Raven, she's also been through a lot on a personal level so there may be a legitimate reason as to why she is the way that she is or acts the way that she acts. Not only does she have a family history of Gastroparesis (her mother and brother both have the illness), but she also supposedly has a family history of mental illness (her mother is a mentally troubled woman) so it's not strange to feel some sort of sympathy for her due to her hard life and struggles. It still doesn't always excuse Raven's behavior, attitude or actions in most situations though.
  • Generation Xerox: Raven turned out a lot like her mother in regards to personality and health. Not only is Raven a mentally troubled person like her mom, but she also got the same illness (Gastroparesis) as her, as did her brother (it's genetically inheritable). Her father is a mysterious character who we don't have a lot to glean from.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Raven is often seen wearing her hair in pig buns or in pigtails. Seems to be her signature hairstyle.
  • Girly Girl: Raven is very girly and feminine. Not only in the way that she dresses, but her attitude and personality are like a young, naive girl.
  • Godiva Hair: Raven's hair–which is presumed to be hair extensions since there was a time when she went without wearing extensions and her hair was shoulder length–is so long that it trails down her back. When she wears her hair down, she'll sometimes put her hair in front of her instead of having it trail down her back which ends up covering her breasts.
  • Graceful Loser: Despite being blindsided and evicted on Double Eviction, Raven took her eviction rather well despite the initial shock of it. In her Exit Interview with Julie, she was smiling and laughing up a storm, showing that she wasn't bitter or salty about losing. In addition, she also was one of the least bitter jurors next to Matt, Christmas and Kevin and she voted for who played the best game instead of voting based on emotions. Raven has said that she thinks Paul played the best game and deserved to win because of it and she voted for him to win on Finale Night. Surprisingly, Raven seems to be the Only Sane Woman out of a group of jurors who were either dumb, bitter over losing, or clueless about the game.
  • Hair Decorations: Raven is often seen wearing some sort of hair decorations in her hair whether it be hair bows, headbands, ribbons, or clips. The decorations that she wears in her hair often give her the appearance of a Girly Girl and The Ingenue.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Raven is normally affable, but if she's pushed too far, she immediately flies off the handle and becomes volatile, aggressive and nasty.
  • Handicapped Badass: Suffers from Gastroparesis, meaning her intestines are paralyzed. Physically, she can keep up with the strongest of them.
    • Iron Woobie: She may be tough, but her health problems are a lot more complex than gastroparesis; for one thing, she's had three pacemakers, and needs a fourth soon.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Matt is attracted to Raven, who's a Fiery Redhead and an Evil Redhead, and he is currently engaging in a showmance with her.
  • High Hopes, Zero Talent: After being evicted, Raven thought she played the game well on a social level... but the record of competition wins under her belt? Big fat goose egg.
  • History Repeats: She got her left foot mangled similar to Christmas's injury.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Raven was extremely gullible about the other houseguests and she didn't have a clue about who was actually running the house. In her Exit Interview, Raven is asked who she believes is running the house and she stupidly says Alex, not realizing that Paul is the one that has been controlling everything and everyone, including Alex herself, all season. In addition, she's also completely oblivious to the fact that Paul was one of the two votes to evict her and she believed that it was Josh who voted her out when he in fact voted against Kevin. Raven also had blinders on when it came to Paul and she was completely enamoured by him because of her strong infatuation and admiration with him.
  • Hot-Blooded: When Raven is provoked, she has proven to have a fiery and out of control temper. This was shown when she got into a fight with Jessica. It's especially shocking to see Raven act so irrational, hot headed and emotional as she has spent the majority of the game being relatively calm and fun loving.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Inverted. Raven was probably the least competent and useless sidekick or minion to Paul. She contributed nothing in the game and only cared about telling lies, embellishing stories about her personal life, and screwing Matt all summer. See Bumbling Sidekick.
  • Hypocrite: Raven mentions how Jessica bragged about openly having sex with Cody on Day 6 in the house while the others slept and how it disgusted her... but the night cams reveal she and Matt were getting freaky under the sheets, too, and doing just that.
  • Hysterical Woman: Raven is Cute and Psycho and comes across as mental unstable. Her behavior is very strange and out there. Some of the other houseguests have frequently called Raven crazy, including Paul, Cody, Jason and Alex.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Her eyes are blue and piercing in nature, indicating her villainous status.
  • Ill Girl: Raven suffers from Gastroparesis, a disease which causes her intestines to be paralyzed to the point where she needs to have a pacemaker. Other than this, she has frequently stated that she's suffers from a variety of other illnesses such as arthritis and other digestive problems.
  • The Ingenue: Subverted. Even though Raven comes off as she is innocent because of her childlike and girlish personality, she's actually a Covert Pervert who's been sleeping with Matt for the entire summer. Raven is not as sweet and innocent as she tries to pass herself off to be. Interestingly enough, Raven has criticized Jessica for sleeping with Cody on Day 6, yet she was also sleeping with Matt a few weeks into the game.
  • In-Series Nickname: She calls herself "Arkansassy" or "little gypsy woman" a lot. The first one makes a lot of the sense, but Raven isn't really much of a gypsy and any sense of being one seems to be all in her head.
  • Irony: She's a professional ghost hunter by trade, but during a ghost-themed comp, she places seventh.
  • It's All About Me: Comes with being a Drama Queen and an Attention Whore. Raven comes across as a Spoiled Brat who is highly selfish, self involved and self absorbed. It seems that she always likes to be the centre of attention and she'll do anything to gain it. She even resorts to exaggerating things and blowing things out of proportion in order to either garner sympathy or attention from others. Some fans also believe that Raven's motivation or intentions in the game are selfish because she's basically exploiting her illness and using it as a sympathy card with the other houseguests so that they don't target her and feel guilty for getting rid of the "sick girl".
  • It Amused Me: Raven hid Alex's cat ears from her and poured out all of Alex's Coke for Raven's own enjoyment and amusement. Plus Raven hated Alex and just wanted to be a petty bitch.
  • Jerkass: Likely came off the worst during her yelling match with Jessica and Cody, and has done plenty of catty things before (mocking Alex by naming her Pao Pao as well as stealing her cat ears). Additionally, while most the other meltdowns were because people were tired of Jess and Cody's treatment of them, Raven's began yelling because Jessica answered honestly when she said that Raven stole Alex's cat ears.
  • Joke Character: Raven is the biggest joke of a houseguest this season. Nothing that she's done has had any significance or value. Nobody ever takes anything that she says or does seriously, because she's delusional, weak and incompetent at everything that she does.
  • Lady Swearsalot: Raven lets F-bombs and curse words roll out of her mouth when she's angry. Such as when she was cursing a mile a minute and like a sailor when she got into a huge confrontation with Jessica in front of the entire house in Week 5.
  • Loony Fan: Arguably one of host Julie Chen, always greeting her with overenthusiastic responses and love. Considering how she behaves a lot of the time, she's got the loony part down-pat.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: In Week 5, Raven got into a huge fight and screaming match with Jessica (and Cody) in front of the entire house. Once Jessica had exposed Raven for being the one who had actually stole Alex's cat ears and hid them as well as poured out her Coke, Raven exploded and went off on Jessica, who was already being interrogated, attacked and bullied by the rest of the house. Even after Jessica went outside with Cody in order to get away from the drama and bullying, Raven still followed Jessica outside and continued to yell at her, berate her and bully her, even cursing at her non stop and calling her endless derogatory names (such as bitch and the C word).
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Paul and Christmas decided to take out Matt first to break Raven, then nail her when she least expected it. It worked like a charm.
  • Large Ham: Raven is an over the top individual and she exaggerates everything that she does. Everything that she does is dramatic and grandiose in some way including her story-telling, her screaming, her laughing, and her body movements. Much of her behavior can come across as her being a mix of a Hysterical Woman, a Drama Queen and an Attention Whore.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Raven spent a ton of the game badmouthing everybody from behind the scenes and even out in the open a few times. Eventually, the other houseguests had enough of it and she was removed from the game as a not-so-innocent pawn.
  • Lethal Chef: There are lots of jokes about her cooking on the web. Also, Jessica and Cody said something Raven made them was bad at one point.
  • The Load: All in all, Raven is completely useless in the game. She doesn't have any strong aspects to her gameplay. Socially, she only interacts with Matt and Paul and everyone in the house has grown to dislike her or they find her to be annoying. Competitively, she's the worst competitor in the entire house and she has never won any competition such as an HOH or a POV to ensure her own safety or in order to make moves. And strategically, she is just completely lacking all together. The only role that Raven serves in the game is being The Dragon (or minion and puppet) to Big Bad Paul whom she sees as her master. Everything that Raven has done in the game (not that she's done anything!) has been dictated by someone else, mainly Paul and Matt. Raven is such a non-entity in this game on a social, competitive, and strategic level. The only thing that she contributes to the game is embellishes stories and exaggerating things for attention and sympathy. Considering how useless Raven is, why is she even a houseguest to begin with?
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Raven is the most girly female houseguest in the house next to Jessica and she also has the longest hair in the house (it's unsure whether her hair is real or if they are hair extensions).
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Raven has always had a strong admiration and loyalty towards Paul. But since Matt has departed the game, Raven has started to display extra strange and irrational behavior when it comes to Paul. She's started to become a creepy, obsessive Stalker with a Crush, following him around the house everywhere that he goes to the point where Paul feels suffocated and uncomfortable whenever she's around him. She also displays strange and crazy behavior by copying and mimicking Paul constantly. Raven's already mentally unstable as it is, but she's displaying how unhinged and crazy she is when it comes to her relationship with Paul.
  • Mad Love: Towards Paul to almost creepy levels. Since Matt has been evicted and has left the house, Raven has been desperately clingy, overly attached, and jealous over Paul. She has started following him all around the house and even goes as far as to copy what he says and does. She has become extremely attached and dependent on Paul to the point where Paul has complained to other houseguests that he can't stand how she is constantly stalking him around the house. In Raven's mind, Paul is her number one ally and nobody comes close to the bond and relationship that they have on a personal level and in the game. She's fully convinced that Paul likes her and wants to bring her to the end. In all actuality, Paul despises her and wants nothing to do with her although he does try to be as nice and cordial to her as much as possible. Raven seems to be completely oblivious to the fact that Paul can't stand her and that he's always trying to distance himself from her as much as possible. When it comes to Paul, Raven seems to think that her love and admiration for Paul is reciprocated but she couldn't be more delusional if she tried. And when Raven finally went out of the game as the second victim of Double Eviction Week, Julie called her out for spending more time obsessing over love in general than actually playing the game to win.
  • Makeup Is Evil: Raven wears so much make up on her face to the point that her face sometimes becomes unrecognizable. Zingbot even zinged her for having the appearance of a clown because of how much makeup she wears. Fittingly, Raven is also a villain who's The Dragon for Paul (who's the Bigger Bad of the season).
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: For Matt. Matt is not that intriguing of a person, but Raven has a tendency to bring out more of a personality in Matt with her strange and wacky sense of humor.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Rather shockingly, Raven's one of the most low-key and dangerous manipulators in the game next to Paul. She's had a hand in several evictions because she said or did things to poison the well- Megan's (Raven called Alex "Pao Pao" along with Jessica and may have helped spur on the "Panda" slur given Raven's consummate liar status), Jessica's (framing her for stealing Alex's cat ears and pouring out her coke), Cody's (through bashing Jessica and not liking Cody along with the rest of the house), and even Matt's (turning Matt into her own personal gofer) downfall in the game all because she either disliked these people and/or was acting batshit crazy and having a lying fit/angsty crusade.
  • Men Act, Women Are: Raven's only purpose for this entire game was to sit around, look pretty, put on makeup, dress up, embellish things about her personal life, and contribute nothing of value. In contrast to Paul, who was doing everything in the game including controlling the entire house and making all the game moves. Paul was also the one who was keeping Raven in the game for as long as she stayed since her showmance partner Matt was also pretty useless and didn't contribute anything of value to the game either.
  • The Millstone: Raven has been completely useless for the entire game. She won no competitions, had no social game and had no idea about strategy. All she contributed in the game was her bad cooking, constantly lying and embellishing stories about her personal life, and playing house as well as shacking it up with Matt. That's right. Raven's one major contribution all summer in the game was nabbing a boyfriend that she could cling onto all summer. Raven's uselessness was seen by the other houseguests as well. Paul saw her as nothing more than a liability for his game. Paul would constantly trash talk her and say that she has done nothing in the game but talk crap about everyone and lie about her personal life. All of the houseguests celebrated when she was evicted. Raven also made herself come off as extra useless because she would constantly play the victim card by using her illness to gain sympathy from others. This in turn would cause the other houseguests to want to keep her safe in the game and not want to get rid of her while letting all of the other houseguests do all of the dirty work to keep her in the game. Talk about a waste of Big Brother space.
  • Mood-Swinger: Why she's so widely disliked. She was deceptively billed in the promos and pre-show interview as a cute and innocent girl, but that's just one facet of a roulette wheel of instability. No one can tell if Raven is being of sound mind or is an unstable fruitcake waiting to explode, and they think she's got problems. BIG problems. It's apparent that she's suffering from a mental disorder such as Borderline Personality Disorder or even Bipolar Disorder.
  • Morality Pet: For the entire household. Telling everyone you need the ninth setting on pacemakers that only go up to fifteen and implying you might run out of settings one day is a very definitive way of stopping people from coming after you. Paul even tosses out the idea of putting her up as a pawn because he knows nobody in their right mind would dream of casting a vote for her.
    • Kick the Morality Pet: Until her many Jerkass tendencies start coming out into the open and she keeps losing every competition, and she's nicked off as a strategic liability because she can't pull her weight in the house as a competitor. However, it deeply upsets those voting her out to send her on her way just because they know how much they've hurt her.
  • Motor Mouth: Raven just cannot stop talking. Even when she's not involved in a conversation, she goes out of her way to include herself in it much to the annoyance of her fellow housemates. In addition, once she starts talking, she just can't seem to stop.
  • Ms. Imagination: Raven is out of touch with reality for the majority of time and she seems to live in her own imaginary world. She creates delusions in her head and tries to make them seem as if they are a reality. Because of her inability to be in touch with what's around her, she comes off as highly crazy and delusional.
  • Munchausen Syndrome: Raven makes up lies about how she suffers from every illness in the medical book. Other than Gastroparesis, she has claimed she suffers from Hypothyroidism, inverted spine, Scoliosis, knee cap problems, infertility, Endometriosis, Arthritis, concussions, has almost died multiple times, has had 48 surgeries in her lifetime, has had numerous stitches, burns on her body, numerous knee injuries, a chipped tooth, gaping holes in her stomach after surgery for her stomach illness, horrible cramps from menstruation, numerous allergies to foods, a head injury, growth stunting which caused her to stop growing, Rough Kneecap Syndrome, and many, many more. There is even a complete list of all of the illnesses that she has lied about having as well as all of the lies she's told about her personal life. The girl is seriously the most delusional houseguest in Big Brother history and she makes Danielle Murphree (from Big Brother 14) look completely sane by comparison! And she is basically a female version of Joe Arvin from that same season!!
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Raven desperately wants Alex, Jason, and Kevin out of the house because they are all friends and allies of Paul. She's made it clear that she dislikes all of them because of their association with Paul and she frequently bashes them and targets them because she wants to be Paul's only remaining ally in the game.
  • Naïve Everygirl: Raven is extremely idealistic and naive. She also sees everything in a romantic lens. Instead of caring about playing the game, all she cared about was attaching herself to a man in which she did with Matt. She cared more about her romantic relationship with Matt than she did about what's going on in the game.
  • Neutral Female: No matter how much chaos goes on in the game, Raven manages to just sit around helplessly and does nothing to help anyone or benefit anyone's game. Many fans feel that Raven is nothing but walking furniture. Raven did NOTHING to help anyone's game. And then she goes and claims she was a mastermind... yeah, not feelin' it, girl.
  • Never My Fault: Raven never wants to take responsibility for her behaviour or actions. She chooses to place blame at other people's feet if she happens to act in an unfavorable manner. For example, Raven was the one who acted petty by hiding Alex's cat ears and pouring out all of her Coke simply because she had a personal vendetta against Alex from the start and didn't like her. Did she take responsibility for doing what she did? NO. Instead, she chose to lie and blame Jessica instead by using Jessica's rivalry and dislike of Alex and pinning the blame of her actions on Jessica. During a house fight in Week 5 when Raven and Jessica got into a huge fight with each other, Jessica even told everyone in the house, Alex included, that Raven was the one to steal Alex's cat ears and pour out her Coke. But even though Jessica had confessed the truth in front of everyone, including both Alex and Raven, Raven STILL refused to say that she was the one who did what she did. Instead, she chose to blow up at Jessica instead by yelling at her and calling her every horrible name in the book simply because she didn't want to get caught and be exposed for the petty, mean girl that she really is. Part of her reason for never wanting to take responsibility for her behavior is because she thrives on getting by by using the victim or pity card as much as possible. Raven also never owns up to her lies and embellishments either. She tries to constantly make it seem as though her stories are a reality when they aren't.
  • Nice Girl: Subverted. It was thought that Raven was a nice, friendly girl but she's actually really bitchy, catty, mean and is a major Bitch in Sheep's Clothing.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: because she has a generally friendly, sweet, bubbly Southern Belle facade, many are fooled that she is not that much of a threat and could never cause problems. Think again. When Raven gets angry or upset, better watch out because she can prove to be extremely unpredictable and erratic and she will resort to calling out people and blowing up people's games. Raven is basically a ticking time bomb that can explode at any minute if she's set off.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Some people have speculated that Raven is actually a lot smarter, cunning and manipulative than she appears and that her ditzy persona is nothing more than a facade. The fact that she overdramatizes everything makes one suspect that she is just fooling people by making everyone think that she is completely helpless and weak. Paul was willing to knock her out of the game simply because she registered as a competitive threat who was fishtailing behind him a lot of the time. However, despite how ditzy she comes across, she's actually a lot smarter and more clever than she comes off to be. During the jury segment footage and the jury roundtable session, Raven was the only one who was actually talking sense while the rest of the jurors (or at least the majority of them) were coming off as entitled, whiny, spoiled, bitter babies that couldn't get over that they were outplayed and that they lost.
  • Odango Hair: Sometimes wears her hair in two high buns, as seen in the above photo. Interestingly enough, her hair style gives her a girlish appearance. Her signature hair style may be strategically making her appear more cute and innocent than she really is. See Girlish Pigtails.
  • Only Sane Woman: In a shocking twist of events, out of all the members of the jury, Raven actually came off as the most practical, logical and sensical out of all of them. The rest of the other jurors on the other hand came off as overly emotional, whiny, entitled, bitter and sore losers who couldn't get over the fact that they were outplayed and manipulated by Paul. Quite a few fans (even those who had been criticizing her all season long for her wacky and crazy behaviour) and Dr. Will Kirby of all people complimented Raven during his Backyard Interview with her, saying that he gives her props for being the most logical of the jury members and also having the most confidence in her stance regarding who she was voting for and voting for who played the best game of the season instead of voting based on hurt feelings and emotions.
  • The Ophelia: Raven is pretty and has a childlike innocence about her but it's also apparent that she's suffering from some serious Ambiguous Disorder or mental illness that's undiagnosed although it's uncertain exactly what mental disorder she suffers from. She could be suffering from a variety of mental illnesses including Borderline Personality Disorder or Bipolar Disorder considering how erratic and overly emotional she is. Her behavior is extremely crazy and bizarre and she comes off as highly mentally unstable although she doesn't seem to believe that she has a mental issue because of her naive and gullible personality. Even though she comes off as innocent, serene and childlike most of the time, she's the opposite when she's provoked into anger as she becomes Ax-Crazy and Cute and Psycho. See Hysterical Woman, Ax-Crazy and Cute and Psycho.
  • Perky Female Minion: For Paul, of course. Considering she is a upbeat, extroverted and cheerful minion of Paul's and blindly follows Paul in whatever he says and does, the shoe fits.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Although she's petite, she's still a firecracker and isn't to be underestimated. She may not be a strong competitor, but she has one hell of a strong personality.
  • Playing the Victim Card: She often lies that she's been victimized and plays up her gastroparesis. On top of it, she creates many other tragedies about her life and other illnesses in order to create more sympathy and attention for herself. Raven feels like this it's necessary for her to play the victim card regarding her life and her illness so that people will feel sympathy for her, won't want to get rid of her and she can be dragged to the end through the sympathy card.
  • Precision F-Strike: She understandably says "Fuck me..." right after she injures her foot. Jessica teases, "Well, not now- maybe later." She also "Fucking socks." Oh, and she called Jessica a "fucking bitch", which got an "AYY! There's my girl!" and a kiss on the forehead from Paul (naturally).
  • Psycho Supporter: For Paul, of course. Considering how mentally unstable and batshit crazy she is and the fact that she is one of Paul's most loyal and devoted minions, this is no surprise. In fact, out of all of Paul's minions, Raven is probably the most devoted and loyal to Paul...to crazy and obsessive levels.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Raven can have the most pitiful and adorable stare on her face, which is enthralling enough to get her selected for a POV competition by Christmas.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Being blamed for stealing Alex's cat ears by Jessica after a long and tiresome series of insults. Jessica kept pushing her and pushing her until a psychopathic side burst out and Raven unraveled all the way and was Flipping the Bird on both fingers.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gave a scorching supernova of one to Jessica. See below. Um... WOAH.
  • Reckless Sidekick: To Paul of course. While Paul is much more logical and practical in his thinking and he's the brains behind the operation, Raven is more impulsive and reckless. Sometimes she really doesn't think when she acts and it can get her into a lot of trouble. She'll start unnecessary fights with other people which could paint a target on her back. She'll do and say something stupid which could jeopardize her chances of staying in the game. Raven is reckless when it comes to what she says. She makes all of these unrealistic claims and makes up all of these unrealistic stories about her life that make it hard to believe are actually real and she doesn't seem to think before she speaks. Her constant embellishments just roll off her tongue like it's no challenge. Her constant, impulsive lying has also contributed to her reckless behavior and it has gotten her in trouble game wise. But she's so desperate for attention and sympathy, that she's willing to be reckless and impulsive to get it.
  • Red Is Violent: Raven is a red head and when she gets mad, she explodes into an unpredictable volcano of anger and it's very hard to calm her down afterwards. Raven is overall a very volatile and erratic personality and she's not to be messed with.
  • Rugged Scar: A rare internal example- she has a gigantic and elaborate pacemaker device implanted in her body to control her digestive processes, the outline of the device is visible from her abdominal wall and chest. Sadly, because of the nature of this device, she obviously cannot conceive because there's not enough room to carry a baby safely- once her baby grew to a large size, her pacemaker, which is an unnatural addition to her body and can't accommodate a child, would start getting wrenched apart, and she'd likely suffer massive internal hemorrhaging. Quite a terrible thing to think about, but unfortunately an honest statement. For her sake, we shall refrain from referring to it as Body Horror.
  • The Scrappy: In one of the very few things in Big Brother that averts the Broken Base, Raven is hated by nearly all BB fans. And that's for one simple reason – the main TV show isn't covering the ugly things she says that happen during the live feeds and After Dark. Raven also has one of the sketchiest backgrounds of any contestants on the show and the saga of her troubled family is why a lot of people are skeptical that she's worth feeling sorry for.
  • Sexy Shirt Switch: She's sporting Matt's sporty jersey on the night of his eviction, making it also a Tragic Keepsake and a meaningful reminder to win the game for him.
  • Ship Tease: With Matt. Eventually ends up getting a Relationship Upgrade when they take it to the next level and become an Official Couple. They are frequently referred to as "Maven".
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Her relationship with Matt, who is generally a Nice Guy and is supportive of her in the game. Compared to some of the other men in the house such as Cody, Raven picked one of the more decent ones.
  • Southern Belle: Refers to herself as one, and her accent is mildly country. However, she's everything but a sweet Southern girl and is instead super catty and bitchy.
  • Split Personality: Raven seems like she has different personalities. Sometimes she can be the sweet, friendly and nice girl ho gets along with everyone. Other times, she's a downright nasty girl who is incredibly angry and volatile.
  • Stalker with a Crush: She's starting to become this along with a Yandere for Paul. Raven follows Paul everywhere around the house and she even resorts to copying everything that he does. Her creepy obsession with being Paul's only ally has become unnerving for Paul as well as some of the viewers. Just to think that Raven would've displayed this same stalkerish and obsessive behavior towards Paul if Matt wasn't there to have a showmance with her is even creepier.
  • Start of Darkness: This moment where Raven made the mistake of coming downstairs on the spiral staircase in socked feet, which brought the live feed to a grinding halt. She got really badly hurt, needed five stitches, and afterwards started turning vile. Note that Paul is a whopping asshole to her the moment she falls down. And then she had to get five stitches for her gashed foot and throw away a favorite pair of now-bloodied up socks. No wonder she started going off on people later.
  • Take That, Scrappy!: Raven is incredibly despised by the fans and the audience because of the fact that she is an attention seeker who constantly embellishes things about her life and then plays the constant victim role at the same time. They also find her incredibly unlikeable at the same time. Not only is she disliked widely by the audience, but she's also disliked by the other houseguests who frequently talk trash about her behind her back and did nothing but celebrate when they finally got rid of Raven by evicting her.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Another hairstyle Raven wears, infamously the one she sported when the malicious side of her exploded into purview.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Raven is, much like everyone else in this game, too dumb to advance. To wit:
    • She willingly goes up on the block. Never once considers the possibility of being evicted.
    • Followed Paul's word to the tee. Never questioning him.
    • Believed she was in control of the season... even when she was sitting in the jury house.
  • Tall Tales: Her specialty. Raven comes up with some WHOPPERS. Joe Arvin ain't got nothin' on her, and he was actually making things up to be funny and hammy. Raven isn't. That stuff comes naturally with her.
  • Too Spicy For Yog Sogoth: Half the things she says are excised from the TV broadcasts and generally only the marshmallowy stuff she says survives, which makes her appear deceptively nice most of the time. In truth, when Raven lives up to her namesake, some of the things she says are so malicious that they can't show it. The producers were desperate to throw her disparaging remarks and behavior on the live feeds under the bedcovers, but finally discovered it was too big of a task for them to pull off without putting her Out of Focus.
  • Uncanny Valley Girl: Raven is attractive and she has a friendly, affable personality which makes her come off as as a sweet Southern Belle. But once her personality is exposed, it's very obvious that there is something seriously wrong with her mentally and emotionally.
  • Understanding Boyfriend: Raven has a serious illness called Gastroparesis which means that her stomach and her intestines are paralyzed. She therefore has a lot of medical issues and problems. However, Matt doesn't care about this and he loves, cares about and supports Raven no matter what.
  • The Unintelligible: Raven mumbles all the time when she spaces out. Half the things she says are absolute nonsense or sleep talk, and not even Matt is able to figure out what she says sometimes.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Raven was all aglitter to go up on the block against major targets in the house, until she had done it so many times that she went up against Kevin without realizing her ass was now on the line because the remaining people in the house had plotted to get her out as soon as they could.
  • The Vamp: Raven is a Femme Fatale who has used her sexuality and her feminine wiles to lure in Matt for game and strategic purposes. Raven uses her sexuality in a way to control or manipulate Matt to do what she wants.
  • What You Are in the Dark: So the TV show has shown her mostly congenial? See what happens when Raven gets annoyed with the show's supervisor. That is Raven being a complete viper and then immediately switching back to perky. It's like night and day... And then there's THIS.
  • Yandere: Towards Paul, especially now that Matt is gone. Raven has become extremely clingy, dependent towards Paul and has become obsessed with him. She follows him around the house everywhere he goes. She also copies him or mimics him when she is around him. Her obsession with Paul has caused him to frequently complain to other houseguests that Raven makes him very uncomfortable and he's even admitted that he doesn't feel "safe" in her presence because of her creepy behavior towards him. Raven has even veered into Murder the Hypotenuse territory with her wanting to eliminate every single person that is friends or aligned with Paul, starting with Jason and Alex. It seems that Raven wants everyone out of the way so that she will be Paul's only ally in the house.

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