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    Mogo Mogo 

The Sole Survivor

    Amber Brkich - The Australian Outback

After All-Stars, Amber competed with Rob on The Amazing Race 7 and The First The Amazing Race All-Stars.

  • Born Lucky: Amber said she was lucky to be in an alliance with Boston Rob and to not be voted out at Final Tribal Council.
  • Catch Phrase: Surprisingly averted. Not once in this season does she say her old catchphrase of "Oh my god, it's so good!"
    • Mario from Funny 115 even wrote about it in his website, here is the paragraph,
    "Do you even have to ask if I went through All-Stars and counted the number of times Amber says "Oh my godddd, it's sooooo good"? Hell yeah, of course I did! But guess what? She never says it during All-Stars. Not even once. Amber must have watched Australia back in 2001 and gotten annoyed with herself too, because it's like she made a conscious effort not to say it at any point during All-Stars. And that superhuman ability to change and adapt is what made Lamber the single best player in Survivor history. Just admit it, she is now officially the best of the best."
  • The Chick
  • Dark Horse Victory: Did anyone expect Amber of all people to win going into the season?
    • A paragraph from Mario Lanza's Funny 115 says about this,
    "By the way, nowadays Amber is mostly known as being Boston Rob's wife. She is also known as the winner of All-Star Survivor. She beat the All-Stars, she was the best of the best, and by definition that means she is now the single best player in the history of Survivor. Isn't that depressing? Little Lamber is officially the best player in the history of Survivor. And it's true. Oh my godddddd. It's soooooooo true."
  • Diabolus ex Machina: Subverted. The tribe switch should have been this for her, but Boston Rob told Lex was going to take care of him if he saved her. Amber was built off of this to make the infamous deal that saved herself.
  • Fanservice Pack/Hotter and Sexier: Amber became very beautiful this time around. She even won "Hottest Female Castaway" in America's Tribal Council.
  • Irony: Compared to everyone else, Amber is easily the least memorable contestant before this season started. In spite of this, she won the game.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: She was a part of the red Chapera tribe through all three of its iterations. Notable that by some impossible coincidence, she was the only one who didn't switch tribes when literally everyone else did.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • My Greatest Second Chance: The Ur-Example. She was the first person ever to win Survivor on their second attempt.
  • Nice Girl: In contrast to...well, everyone, Amber was pretty much the nicest castaway this season. Mario Lanza even points out in his Survivor Historian Podcast that in all of Amber's confessionals, she never slams someone or gets snippy like the other contestants, which could in fact be foreshadowing or a hint that she would be the Sole Survivor.
  • Official Couple: With Boston Rob.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Amber usually wore pink clothing.
  • The Quiet One
  • Sole Survivor
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Because of her relationship with Boston Rob.
  • Unexpected Character: See Irony and Dark Horse Victory.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Shii Ann stated this about her green eyes.



    "Boston" Rob Mariano - Marquesas

After All-Stars, Rob competed with Amber on The Amazing Race 7 and The First The Amazing Race All-Stars. Rob later competed on ''Heroes vs. Villains'' and ''Redemption Island''

  • The Ace: He won four out of the seven individual immunity challenges during the merge, two rewards, and was basically the one who carried Chapera in challenges during the pre-merge. Plus he used his construction experience to help build the best shelter of all three tribes.
  • Affably Evil
  • Anti-Hero

Jury Members

    Jenna Lewis - Borneo

    Rupert Boneham - Pearl Islands

After All-Stars, Rupert competed on ''Heroes Vs. Villains'' and ''Blood vs. Water'' with his Wife, Laura.

    "Big" Tom Buchanan - Africa


    Shii Ann Huang - Thailand

  • All of the Other Reindeer: Post-merge.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Actually uses the term "Pagonged" on-camera to describe what happened to Mogo Mogo, and early on showed reluctance to vote out Richard Hatch "because he's the king" and it would be no fun to get rid of him early.
  • Dark Chick: For Mogo Mogo.
  • Foreshadowing: In her Final words, she warns the others about Amber and how she slips through the cracks.
  • Graceful Loser: One of the only ones on the jury.
  • Last of her Kind: The last Mogo Mogo left.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Shii Ann was the only castaway from Thailand
  • My Greatest Second Chance: Doesn't win, but has a much stronger season than she did on Thailand, and even gets a car out of the whole thing. She also placed the highest of all the original Mogo-Mogo members, all of whom finished in the top three in their original seasons, including two past winners.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Subverted. Only she ever refers to herself by her nickname ("Shii-Devil").
  • Plucky Girl
  • Surrounded by Idiots: She becomes furious when she discovers that no one left is remotely interested in recruiting her for a Shocking Elimination.
  • Spanner in the Works: Examining what happens next, it seems she was very close to becoming this. Had she beat out Tom in the final 6 immunity challenge (everyone else was disqualified), she wins immunity and potentially takes out Amber at the final 5 when she's a potential swing vote.
  • Tagalong Kid: To the Mogo Mogos. Ironically, she's the one who survives the longest.
  • Take That!: Literally screamed this to the old Chapera tribe after her immunity win. She also called the remaining seven Chaboga Mogos stupid people and stupid players for ignoring her.
  • Thanatos Gambit: Knowing she was on her way out at her last Tribal Council, she decided to try and stir things up a bit by declaring that her vote would be going to the player she thought was playing the strongest and would win the million if no one did anything about them. It went to Amber.
  • Token Minority: She was the first Asian castaway on the show, and one of two overall this season.
  • The Unfavorite: The woman is treated like dirt the moment she's the only member of Mogo-Mogo left after the merge; while past seasons have had the dominant tribe at least pretend to put up with the tribe that would be gone soon, it's obvious to Shii-Ann that she is absolutely not welcome, which makes her immunity win all the more satisfying (although even after she wins, they still don't even speak to her and act as though celebrating that she's won immunity is a bad thing and treat her as such.)
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Mark Burnett once called her "the worst casting mistake of all time" for All-Stars. In universe, this is acknowledged when she's referred to in the F7 Reward challenge as "the least deserving to be an All-Star".
    • However, a Reddit AMA revealed that she would later be given the opportunity to compete on Heroes Vs Villains and Blood Vs Water.

    Alicia Calaway - The Australian Outback

    Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien - Marquesas

  • The Cassandra: Sees exactly how the Chapera alliance is going to play out once she and Shii-Ann were gone and tries to get the people who were inevitably going to get voted out to do something about it. They didn't.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Before All Stars started, Kathy went to a psychologist to have them analyze some of the personality profiles of people she thought might be picked for this season in order to determine which players would be easiest to manipulate, hardest to trust, best to form an alliance with, etc.
  • Cool Old Lady
  • Determinator: How she won the first individual immunity challenge.
  • Graceful Loser: Zig-Zagged. She did voted for Boston Rob, who hurt her more. However, she liked him and disliked Amber for building on that final 6 deal Boston Rob offered to Lex.
  • Irony: In her last voting confessional before being voted out, Kathy said that Amber had no chance of winning without changing her her game. Guess who won?
  • The Lancer: To the Mogo-Mogo alliance.
  • Lady Macbeth: Lex has repeatedly claimed over the years that getting rid of Jerri over Amber was really Kathy's idea.
  • Like a Son to Me: What she told Rob during her Jury speech after explaining how hurt she was by his betrayal.
    Kathy: "I was crushed, Rob. You were like a son."
  • Never Mess with Granny: Won the first individual immunity challenge again. This particular immunity challenge was very difficult. To specify, Kathy had to hold her breath to outlast all but one woman. Then Kathy and her opponent, who would be Amber, had to release 10 buoys underwater.
  • Plucky Girl
  • The Reason I'm So Disappointed In You Speech: To Rob.
  • Take a Third Option: During a challenge which involved knocking your opponent off a balance beam, she forgoes trying to fight Boston Rob and proceeds to just sit on the plank, thus lowering her center of gravity. Rob did, however, ultimately push her off.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass

    Lex van den Berghe - Africa

Voted Out

    Jerri Manthey - The Australian Outback

Jerri would end up playing for an third time on Heroes vs. Villains

    Ethan Zohn - Africa

After All-Stars, Ethan competed on The Amazing Race 19 with Jenna Morasca.

    Colby Donaldson - The Australian Outback

After All-Stars, Colby when on to compete on Heroes vs. Villains

    Susan Hawk - Borneo note

    Richard Hatch - Borneo

    Rob Cesternino - The Amazon

    Jenna Morasca - The Amazon note

After All-Stars, Jenna competed on The Amazing Race 19 with Ethan.

    Rudy Boesch - Borneo

  • Determinator: He was, and remains, the oldest contestant to appear on Survivor, with no one eclipsing either of his appearances.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: He was already in a perilous position due to being 75 years old, but after he injured his ankle during a challenge he was considered to be too great a detriment to the tribe and was voted out.
  • Grumpy Old Man
  • Happily Married
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Rupert.
  • Odd Couple: As in Borneo, Rudy's best friend on the tribe is the last person you'd expect. This time it's the tie-dyed bearded hippie-looking Rupert, who immediately bonds with Rudy over their shared sense of honor. Unfortunately this partnership ends before it really begins when Rudy is voted out (against Rupert's protests).
  • Squick: When he drinks the unboiled water, despite being told that it has parasites that will put him in a coma. His justification is even worse: In Vietnam he drank water from a reservoir that had half a dozen bodies floating in it at any time. If he could drink that and survive he's not scared of well water in Panama.
  • Shoot the Dog: His elimination is basically this.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Was the last jury member in Borneo, only to be the second one out this time.

    Tina Wesson - The Australian Outback

After All-Stars, Tina competed on ''Blood Vs. Water'' with her Daughter, Katie Collins


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