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One of the main reason for the success for this season is because of the battle between two different alliances, the Friendship and the Sovereign 6.

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  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite most of the members are considered trainwrecks, they are competent in the HOH and POV challenges.
  • Cult: After her partner Eric leaves, Maggie ends up having almost cult-like control over everyone in the house who isn't in the Sovereign Six alliance.
  • Five-Man Band: While it started with six, it played it straight after Cappy left.
  • Human Shield
    • Jennifer, when she was targeted over other Friendship members by Janelle, who won HOH, after the pressure cooker week. To be fair, she did it to herself.
    • April for Maggie in the Final 4, April even stated that she would never campaign against her when Ivette is the deciding vote.
  • The Bad Guys Win: Definitely by the fans
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Ivette and April actually don't get along well. In fact, one of the main reasons that they are willing to work with each other is because of Maggie.
  • 0% Approval Rating: With the exception of Ivette, they are almost universally despised by the fan base


     Sovereign 6 

The Winner

    Maggie Ausburn 

  • Alpha Bitch
  • The Bad Girl Wins
  • Batman Gambit: Maggie managing to convince Howie to nominate James and Sarah during Week 5 ends up having a cascading effect which ultimately destroys the Sovereign Six alliance.
  • The Chessmaster
  • Consummate Liar
  • Determinator: Competed in the pressure cooker challenge.
  • Heart In Mook Clothing: She uses this as a strategy to avoid being targeted by the SOV members.
  • Irony: Maggie's mother was an anti-war activist, while Maggie herself became the leader of one of the alliances in the alliance war.
  • Not Bad: Disliked by fans. But some of them are willing to take a stand for her because she played masterfully.
    • From an excerpt from Jeffrey Clinard (from Reality News Online) about Janelle and Maggie:
    • "While she (Janelle) was a strong player who could win competitions, Maggie outplayed her on the social end let her alliance do most of the dirty work for her. In another world, Janelle might have won, but in this game, Maggie was calling the shots for a long time. To me, that makes Maggie an excellent Big Brother player"
  • Passive-Aggressive Kombat: She never once raises her voice or starts a fight while in the house, but she's probably the bitchiest girl there.
  • The Quiet One: Let's just say that she was not made for television. But definitely for a competition like this one.
  • Reality Show Genre Blindness: Believe it or not, she never watched the show before competing.
    • Proof: She believe James that the HOH room was not being filmed for the show, so she spews out comments that anger live feeders in the HOH room. Like discussing a wrongful death case in which she lied on the stand for another nurse that accidentally killed someone.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Subtly, but you could see it during the week after Cappy left.
  • Sweet Tooth: She once tells the Big Brother about the candies that she wants when nobody in the house is watching, to the point that it irritated Big Brother and tells her to stop.
  • Supporting Leader: While her teammates win HOHs, POVs, caused dramas and moments, she just... hides in the background and boosts their morale.


The Runner-Up

    Ivette Corredero 

Ivette was a candidate for Big Brother All Stars but wasn't chosen.

Evicted (Jury)

    Janelle Pierzina 

Janelle was later chosen to compete in Big Brother All Stars and later Big Brother 14

  • Action Girl: While not really dominant like All-Stars, it was still decent for a season where most contestants won an HOH or POV.
  • Alpha Bitch: Subverted. While Janelle could definitely be mean, it only started after the other half of the house (especially Ivette) tried to character assassinate her.
  • Determinator: Pressure cooker challenge.
  • Easily Forgiven: David Bloomberg from Reality News Online sums it up on this trope:
    "Objectively speaking, if Janelle had not been on the alliance that I favored, I would probably found some of her actions and statements distasteful. But she was on the "right" side, I found them amusing."
  • Hidden Depths: She once lived in Russia for a school term.
  • Odd Friendship: With Howie, Rachel, and Kaysar. They eventually become True Companions.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Kaysar leaves, Janelle starts winning tons of competitions and making the Nerd Herd's life a living hell when she's not busy evicting them.

    April Lewis 

    Howie Gordon 

Howie ended up returning for Big Brother All Stars

  • Big Eater
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Well, most of the time anyway.
  • Manchild: Howie could be the trope image for this if he were more well known.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: During the entire week when he won his first HOH, he spared any members of the Friendship (that are totally loyal to their alliance), and instead nominate James and Sarah (while not really loyal, they would rather be allied with his alliance, the Sovereign).
    • At that time, there are 5 members of the Friendship and 5 members of the Sovereign. Since Howie is the HOH, he can't vote someone off. And since James and Sarah are both nominated and ineligible to vote, it gives the Friendship the majority to vote off anybody of that week even with the use of POV.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He gave an epic one to April.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: As soon as April stopped having his back, Howie started a tirade of childish insults, calling her the "Busted Blonde" or "Busto" for short to Janelle's "Buxom Blonde". He also acknowledge that the nice Howie was gone because he was through playing nice when he was being tossed around by the house.

    Beau Beasley 
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: A point made very clear in the pressure cooker challenge when Beau wins a martini station is that he turns into a loud, blithering annoyance. Janelle is rather upset he wins alcohol when there's been none in the house up until now and when she drops out of the challenge, starts dipping into the sauce. Nothing bad happens yet, but the drink stash goes into the house still very thick... and then... almost predictably, Beau gets in a drunken shouting match with Janelle.
  • Camp Gay
  • Determinator: Even if he was the first person out of the pressure cooker challenge, he made it SEVEN HOURS.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Janelle. Surprisingly, the two are friends after the game is finished.
  • The Sixth Ranger: Originally, Ivette's girlfriend was going to be cast.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He was obviously cast to be similar to Marcellas from Big Brother 3.

    James Rhine 

James was chosen to compete on Big Brother All Stars

    Rachel Plencner 

  • Determinator
  • Odd Friendship: With Howie.
  • Only Sane Woman: She's by far the calmest and most level-headed person in the house.
  • Revenge Before Reason: When Ivette made it to the Final 2, she voted against Ivette because Ivette insulted her at Ivette's goodbye video to her. She even threatened Howie to vote with her, swearing not to speak with Howie again if Howie did not do so.

    Jennifer Vasquez 

  • Accentuate the Negative: Does anybody remembers that she won the "Pressure Cooker" HOH?
  • Determinator: Held a button for fourteen hours.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: After she breaks her word to Kaysar during Week 6(only one week after he returned to the house) and evicts him, she gets insulted and berated by the rest of the Sovereigns so much that you almost begin to feel sorry for her.
  • Gossipy Hens
  • Out of Focus: She's a relatively minor character before Week 6 and 7.
  • Those Two Guys: With her partner, April.

Evicted (Pre-Jury)

    Kaysar Ridha 

Kaysar was chosen to compete on Big Brother All Stars

  • Back from the Dead
  • Badass Beard
  • Determinator: Held a button for fourteen hours.
  • Disc-One Final Boss
  • Irony: Won HOH, forms the Sovereign and successfully takes out Cappy, the leader of the Friendship. A week later, Maggie won HOH, strengthened the Friendship alliance and successfully takes out Kaysar, the leader of the Sovereign.
    • Adding to the salt that Maggie is the person that is sitting next to Cappy for nomination, and replaced Cappy as the more successful leader of the Friendship.
  • La Résistance: Kaysar starts a counter-alliance against Cappy's "Friendship" after his partner Michael is evicted.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Give an opposing alliance member HOH, and gets the revolving door treatment.
  • Real Men Love Allah
  • Smart People Play Chess: He is constantly seen playing chess in the house.

    Sarah Hrejsa 

    Eric "Cappy" Littman 
  • Arc Villain
  • Bald of Evil
  • Berserk Button: Don't insult his family. Michael himself also becomes one by Week Two.
  • Big "YES!": After winning Head of Household.
  • Death Glare: The moment he and Michael locked eyes in the backyard, someone was about to get their ass kicked.
  • Double Standard: Lampshaded at the finale, Eric defended Jennifer's decision of promising Kaysar to not nominate him and then sealed his fate, by telling that Kaysar did the same thing to Eric, but somehow Jennifer was hated while Kaysar was not.
  • Foreshadowing: After his eviction, he said to Julie that the SOV just kept the bigger threat (Maggie) in the house...
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Eric is barely able to keep his temper in check, and had such a scary reaction that it caused a progressive house lockdown. He launched out of his chair to go after Michael under the impression his family was being tarnished.
  • Jerkass: One of the most difficult people in the house when angry, and it's lampshaded when the houseguests see his pitch to America to be voted back into the game and they bash him relentlessly at how unlikable Eric made himself.
  • The Napoleon: He's short and tries to bark orders in the house, leading to many people mocking him when he's not around.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Eric starts this downhill slide after trying to keep Michael from becoming disliked by all the girls in the house. Unfortunately, it goes south when he takes offense to being politely told not to flirt with women and feels like he's been treated like a pervert and being talked down to. His pride wounded, Michael develops a grudge. He keeps leering at Eric throughout the next few days and mocking him for being a "midget". The two keep pissing each other off until it comes to a boil in the backyard while Eric is already fuming at Kaysar for mudslinging Ivette and Eric and warning him his temper's close to blowing. That's when Michael happens to enter the backyard and slink over to the side of the hot tub. Michael notices Eric sitting at the table, and shoots him several brief and hostile glares. Eric looks up and sees Michael, and then looks away trying not to pay attention to him and avoid trouble, but a second glance at Michael proves Michael is paying attention to nobody but Eric. At that moment, Eric asks Michael directly if he's got a problem, and Michael eggs him on. From there, Eric gets very heated and confrontational in seconds, and it takes several houseguests to restrain both of them and causes the powers-that-be to intervene. Worse, this is almost immediately followed by Kaysar blowing up at Ivette and another intervention by the already unnerved house and a group warning to everyone several hours later. Eric apologizes for what happened and does the adult thing by putting personal feelings aside and restoring peace with an apology to the whole group.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He unknowingly channels Michael after he is nominated, minus the flirting part.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: "Cappy" (he's a Fire captain).

    Michael Donnellan 
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: In his bio, it is stated that he knows Italian, French, English and had just learned Arabic in Abu Dhabi.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Combined with his foreign upbringing, Michael's ignorance to how to approach women shows when he makes the girls upset by being too forward. Eric tells him upfront on their behalf that this is making them uncomfortable. Michael does not take it well at ALL.
  • Never My Fault: Michael got evicted early from the game because in the short time he was in the house he kept doing things to upset the houseguests and caused several fights to break out in rapid succession all because he wouldn't admit he had offended April, and by extension, the rest of the women in the house with his overly flirtatious actions, being viewed as chauvinistic and sexist.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: An excerpt from David Bloomberg of Reality News Online:
" In the Eric/Micheal fight, he acted like an immature brat, a rebellious child. He refused to acknowledge that other people besides him might have feelings and because he couldn't see anything wrong with his behavior, he figured it all had to be somebody else’s problem."
  • Terrible Artist: His terrible part is actually about his flirting skills on the woman in the house, despite being a foreigner born in Paris.
    • A defining case is that while April stated her rejection, he still flirted with her. It is also the main reason for the fight with him between Eric.

    Ashlea Evans 


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