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The Tribes

    Puka Puka 

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    Aitutaki 

    Manihiki 

    Rarotonga 

  • Born Unlucky: A lot of twists seemed set to ensure that the original tribe members wouldn't become the winners, vis a vis the mutiny and the bottle twist.
  • Five-Man Band
  • The Rival: To Aitutaki.
  • Team Spirit: While they were still Pagonged, the team was nonetheless united.
  • Too Dumb to Live: The last remaining Raros are debating their next move and Penner tells them that Yul has the idol. They absolutely refuse to believe him despite zero evidence showing otherwise. Thus, Penner switches back.

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The Sole Survivor

    Yul Kwon 

Runners-Up

    Oscar "Ozzy" Lusth 

  • Afro Asskicker: Ozzy only lost two challenges overall.
  • The Big Guy: Subverted; he was definitely this for the Aitu Four, but he's not actually physically big in the slightest.
  • Breakout Character: Ozzy became the winner of the Fan Favorite award and was back for The First Fans vs Favorites.
  • Determinator: He really did fight to make sure the Aitu 4 went into the merge intact.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: Ozzy probably would have won the game if there had been a Final Two instead of the first ever Final Three.
  • Graceful Loser: Fully accepted that Yul earned his win.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: The most physical of the contestants on the entire season, yet lost to the strategist of the team.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Despite the jury acknowledging him as a Worthy Opponent, the main reason he lost is due to being this.
  • Informed Flaw: Penner points out his arrogance as a reason to vote against him. We as the audience all just saw him as a hard worker who excelled in challenges and mostly kept to himself.
  • Last of His Kind: Ozzy was the only Latino and original Aitutaki member for the majority of the game as the rest were voted out early.
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • Nice Guy
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Ozzy.
  • Parental Abandonment: At the final tribal council he says his father had never been there for him, though he points out the person he considers his real father during the reunion show.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: one of the shortest and slimmest male competitors, however it didn't stop him from having far and away the best physical game in the season.
  • The Quiet One: Especially when you compare it to his later showings when he was in the majority alliance, Ozzy was pretty much a loner this season and was seriously in danger of being voted out if not for the mutiny.
  • The Runner-Up Takes It All: Has appeared in three more seasons since while also winning the fan favorite award.
  • Sixth Ranger: To Yul's alliance. Initially after joining Aitutaki he had been leading an opposing faction, which was being picked off by the majority alliance, but after Jonathan and Candice switched tribes, he became integrated into Yul's group.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome

    Rebekah "Becky" Lee 

  • The Confidant: For Yul. He was the only person he told about the idol, up until the merge where he told the remaining Aitu for about it.
  • The Cutie
  • The Heart
  • The Lancer: To Yul. She was with him every step of the way, to the point where he even considered selling out Sundra for her.
  • No Respect Guy: Aside from being in the first tribal council with three people, she has the distinction of being the first finalist to receive zero votes. Even Ozzy mentioned he had some disdain for her.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Even without the Epic Fail tie-braking challenge, the fact that she's with the season's resident Guile (Yul) and Action (Ozzy) heroes in the final three pretty much screwed her chances of winning.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Jeff had to check in to see if she and Yul were an item during the reunion show.
  • True Companions: With Yul. Though the Aitu 4 are incredibly tight and impenetrable, Yul's relationship with Becky was special and he was completely willing to throw Sundra under the bus for her.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Badass?: Again, in-universe. While she was more or less an equal partner in Yul's strategizing, the other players didn't really see any of that; as a result, the jury basically accused her of riding Yul's coattails.
  • Worthy Opponent

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Jury Members

    Sundra Oakley 

  • Black Best Friend: To the Aitu 4 in general.
  • Black Dude Dies First: She was the only member of the Aitu 4 to be eliminated and join the jury. Yes, a black person was the first to be eliminated on three different instances.
  • The Chick.
  • Epic Fail: Not only fails to make fire with flint and steel, she almost runs out of flint. Then when they switch to matches, she still can't start a fire... and runs out of matches too. As a result, she loses the tie-breaking challenge and is eliminated from the game.
  • Graceful Loser: She was just glad that her three favorite people reached the end.
  • Nice Girl
  • Plucky Girl
  • Team Mom

    Adam Gentry 

  • The Big Guy
  • Chekhov's Gun: Made a last-minute deal with Yul that if the Aitu 4 voted Jonathan out before him or Parvati, Yul would get Adam's jury vote. Yul agreed and voted Jonathan out, and true to his word, Adam voted for Yul to win.
  • Graceful Loser: Surprisingly considering how much of a Jerkass he's shown to be throughout the game. After he was voted out, he congratulated the Aitu Four in his Last Words.
  • Jerkass
  • Jerk Jock
  • Kick the Dog: Was very mean to Cristina preceding her elimination.
  • The Last Dance: Subverted. He tried to convince Ozzy, Becky and Sundra to vote for Yul and force him to use the idol, making him vulnerable at the next tribal council. However, since the Aitu Four are True Companions, nobody listened to him and he was voted out unanimously.
  • Last of His Kind: The last member of Raro and last Caucasian to remain in the game.
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • Ship Tease: With Candice.
  • Smug Snake

    Parvati Shallow 

  • Action Girl: Despite having never won anything (on account of Ozzy's existence), the group notes she's particularly good in endurance competitions...
  • The Charmer:... and that she'd have reasonably more luck than Adam trying to sway the other members of the group. This is why she had to go.
  • Cute Bruiser: She's listed as a boxer in real life.
  • Femme Fatale: The reason Yul decided to keep Adam over her was because she was blatantly hitting on Ozzy during their reward, which meant that she might be much brighter than one would otherwise assume.
  • I Broke a Nail: With a machete. It needed stitches.
  • I Lied: Told Yul that if they kept her, she'd vote for him at the end. She then votes for Ozzy.
  • The Lancer: To Adam.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch
  • Male Gaze
  • Manipulative Bitch
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Plucky Girl: The very next person to go with only her an Adam left. Not that it stops her from trying.
  • Ship Tease: with Nate.
  • The Tease
  • The Vamp: Had no problem with using her looks to gain an advantage in the game.

    Jonathan Penner 

  • Anti-Villain
  • Breakout Character: Jonathan's wit made him popular and was brought back for Micronesia as a result.
  • Cassandra Truth: Warns the remaining Raros that Yul has the idol, but all of them ignore him.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: It got to the point where by the time he was eliminated there wasn't a single player left in the game who he hadn't betrayed.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • The Dog Bites Back: After switching tribes, he promptly found that he wasn't actually that liked or wanted on his new one, but the Raro alliance kept him around because he was a good provider of food and they felt that he'd already burned his bridge with the Aitu Four so he had nowhere to go. Instead, post-merge he flipped back to the Aitu Four and helped to further sink Raro's chances of winning.
  • Elimination Statement: "And I'd like my hat back at some point."
  • Grumpy Old Man: After Mutinying to Raro. Jonathan was annoyed with him being the only person to work around camp.
  • Happily Married: As seen in the Loved ones visit.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: The primary reason the Aitu 4 was whittled down in the first place, and flipped on the Raros, causing their downfall. He's probably the only cast member to have betrayed everyone he's played with, earning him the ire of his castmates. However, his back was against the wall in both situations and he had no choice but to do the things that he did, and the audience is fully aware that he would never get any votes.
  • Large Ham
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Invoked when the Hiki tribe sends him to Exile Island for accidentally stealing the Puka tribe's chicken because "Karma's a bizzle".
  • Nice Hat: His trilby that he ends up wearing every season thereafter.
  • The Quisling: To everyone!
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Jeff himself, starting a beautiful trend for all of his seasons.
  • Team Dad: Annoyedly describes himself as this to the Raro tribe.
  • Turn Coat
  • Ungrateful Bastard

    Candice Woodcock 

    Nate Gonzalez 

    Jenny Guzon-Bae 

  • The Cassandra: Tries to convince Raro that keeping Jonathan would be a bad move considering he had a high chance of flipping back to Aitu at the merge.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: She's voted out in a vote right after Rebecca, with little-to-no time for strategising or scrambling. She's, not surprisingly, miffed at how that went down.
  • Happily Married
  • Innocently Insensitive: Jenny has a tendency to make little doodles on her votes. On Cristina's vote, she drew a gun, which makes sense since Cristina's a cop. Unfortunately, Cristina's dad was killed when she was a child and she, herself, nearly lost her arm after a shooting.
  • Last of Her Kind: The last Asian on Raro, which the tribe sans Nate believed was good enough reason to keep her from the merge, seeing as Becky and Yul were still on Aitu and they feared she would flip back.
  • Older Than She Looks: Would you believe she's 36? She barely looks a day over her twenties.

    Rebecca Borman 

  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Sundra, at least on Hiki.
  • The Load: One of the weakest members of the tribe when it comes to challenges. Best exemplified when Brad decides to do the puzzle instead of swim. Her body pretty much gives up after one round, forcing Adam and Parvati to do at least two. Ultimately, her challenge weakness is what gets her voted off.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted somewhat with Rebekah "Becky" Lee.
  • Out of Focus: Of the Manhiki tribe, she gets pretty much zero relevance and screentime despite outlasting two of her tribe members. The only castaway up to that point to not get last words.

    Brad Virata 

  • The Generic Guy: Had a reasonable amount of screentime, but never really stood out from the crowd.
  • Informed Ability: He's said that he's better at puzzles than he is at swimming; however, since he's the strongest swimmer on Rarotonga, we never got to see his supreme puzzle solving skills.
  • Straight Gay
  • Twofer Token Minority: Downplayed. While Asian and Gay, Most of the Cast is some form of Minority and his sexual orientation is never brought up.
  • You Lose at Zero Trust: He openly stated that he doesn't trust his tribemates, leading to a unanimous elimination.

Voted Out

    Jessica "Flicka" Smith 

  • The Ditz: In the first episode, Jessica caused the chickens to escape.
  • Granola Girl
  • Known Only by Their Nickname: Subverted. She introduces herself as "Flicka Flame" or just "Flicka", which indicates that might be what people call her, ala Fabio. Most people, however, call her Jessica.
  • Odd Friendship: With Cao Boi and Ozzy to a lesser extent.
  • Something Completely Different: Most people go onto Survivor to win it - others are at least looking for their fifteen minutes of fame. Jessica is one of the only people in the show's recent run who went onto Survivor simply for the experience. Indeed, she seems repelled at the very idea of trying to vote people out strategically, much to her ally Jonathan's frustration.

    Cristina Coria 

  • Action Girl: In Real Life, Cristina was a involved in law enforcement since the tender age of 14.
  • Alliterative Name
  • Determinator: Though a lot of people in survivor are Determinators, she proved to be one before the show. When she was shot, the damage was so severe that the doctors told her that she might never have full control of her arm again. Just look at her in action to know this wasn't the case.
  • Disappeared Dad: In her Pre-Game Profile, He was murdered when Cristina was 12.
  • Full-Circle Revolution: J.P. "crowned" himself the king with his bossiness, which made people vote him out. When that was done, Cristina immediately took his spot and was voted out as well.
  • Tragic Backstory: She shares with the original Aitutaki tribe about her father's death at when she was a child and that she nearly lost her arm in a police standoff. Jenny, unfortunately, was not aware of this.
  • Vasquez Always Dies: Appropriate, considering she was both the toughest female and the toughest Hispanic.

    Anh-Tuan "Cao Boi" Bui 

    Stephannie Favor 

  • Alone Amongst The Couples: In a platonic sense, she noticed that Rebecca and Sundra became a quick pair whilst Sekou and Nate also did. She became the swing vote for their only tribal council.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Subverted; she would have been the first person voted out of the new Raro had the Women not banded together to vote out J.P. She was voted out quickly after him.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: When she mentioned wanting mashed potatoes and gravy, she was promptly eliminated at tribal council.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: On the receiving end of this; she told Nate that she wished she had some "mashed potatoes and gravy," and he uses this against her by telling the tribe that she'd given up and wanted to go home, though it was not at all what she had meant (at least not that episode).
    • This was possibly done as revenge for voting off Sekou rather than siding with him to vote out Sundra.

    John Paul "J.P." Calderon 

    Cecilia Mansilla 

    Billy Garcia 

  • Ascended Fanboy
  • Fat Comic Relief: One of the most memorable second boots in history, if and not just for his declaration of love.
  • Fish out of Water: He says that he never felt like a member of the Latino community, being far more comfortable within the Metal community.
  • Lazy Bum: One of the reasons he was booted was because he didn't do any work unless prompted.
  • The Load: His team threw the challenge so they could vote him off.
  • Metalhead: Was in a metal band, wore a bandanna and had a roaring skull on his shirt. He believes that he would have lasted longer if he was on a tribe of other metalheads
  • Romance on the Set: In-Universe. What he believed he had With Rarotonga's Candice before his elimination.
    • After Aitutaki lost the second immunity challenge, Billy glumly told Jeff that he knew that he was the one targeted for elimination. Candice, in an effort to cheer him up, said, "we (Rarotonga) love you," which Billy misinterpreted as her proclaiming that she loved him.
  • Too Clever by Half: According to Billy, Ozzy told him that the real reason he wanted him gone immediately was that he was a Survivor superfan and Ozzy didn't want someone like that going too far.

    Sekou Bunch 

  • Bald, Black Leader Guy: Subverted. The woman saw him as a terrible leader and wanted him out.
  • Black Dude Dies First: The first person voted out of the game.
  • The Load: Apparently he was a Lazy Bum who often took breaks, According to Stephannie.
  • Graceful Loser: His elimination speech, while borderline delusional, is about how he managed to impart his "wisdom" before he left that he was proud of how strong they'll be.

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