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The Tribes

  • Holding Out for a Hero: Joe does all the major work for the tribe, from fishing to challenge wins; and the rest of the tribe has no real issue with that.

  • Purple Is Powerful: Subverted, though after the tribe swap they're at least in a better position than Lesu.

Due to bad luck during the tribe shuffle, Lesu is simply the original Manu without Wendy.

The Sole Survivor

     Chris Underwood

Tribe: Manu
Age: 25
From: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Occupation: District Sales Manager

  • All or Nothing: His move in the final 4 fire making challenge, he risked his own immunity to take out his biggest competition, Devens.
  • Back from the Dead: Chris returns to the final 6 from Edge of Extinction.
  • The Big Guy: He's probably the most dominant physical player on his tribe.
  • Came Back Strong: He was voted out due to his less than impressive strategy very early on, but after coming back, he manages to subtly and systematically wipe out all of the power players in the game AND audaciously challenges the frontrunner to a firemaking challenge and wins, securing his victory.
  • Dark Horse Victory : The guy who got voted out 3rd for being Too Dumb to Live manages to win the entire game.
  • Determinator
  • Diabolus ex Machina: Wound up becoming this for damn near everyone, as when he came back into the game he took out all of the power players while simultaneously making the two he took to Final Three look like idiots, effectively guaranteeing his win.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: He mentions his social skills and time with the jury as being reason enough for him to win.
  • Loose Lips: He and his alliance had a solid plan to blindside Kelley, but him blabbing about to Wardog resulting in him getting voted out.
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • Non-Protagonist Resolver: He can be seen as this as he spent much of the season voted out, only to come in at the very end and defeat the apparent protagonist of the season and win the whole game.
  • Rags to Riches: Downplayed. He went from being a barista to being the top salesman in his company in less than a year.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Chris was part of a coalition led by David to blindside Kelley. Despite the fact that his Alliance had the numbers, he decided to approach Wardog, Kelley's ally, to bring him into the vote. Instead, Wardog conspired with other members of the tribe to blindside Chris instead.
  • Wins by Doing Absolutely Nothing: Played with. While there could be arguments that Chris didn't have to work hard to get to the end and win, at least compared to the people who were not on the Edge of Extinction, Chris had built social bonds on Eo E, fought against ten other competitors for a chance to get back into the game, and quickly built a respectable resume by taking out the three biggest threats in the game with bold and gutsy moves that could have backfired on him.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: How he tricks Lauren into burning her idol. He pretended to be spent and exhausted from his tribe on Edge of Extinction, appealing to her compassion to trick her into playing her idol for him when he only got one vote.



     Gavin Whitson

Tribe: Kama —> Manu
Age: 23
From: Erwin, Tennessee
Occupation: YMCA Program Director

  • A Day in the Limelight: He gets more focus after he wins individual immunity and then hatches a plan with his new alliance to blindside David.
  • Always Second Best: Poor Gavin constantly comes in second in immunities, almost never gets the credit for strategic moves despite being a major part of them, and even lost to Chris despite spending more time in the game than him.
  • Ascended Extra: He was practically a living prop in the premerge, only to suddenly skyrocket in visibility and become the runner-up.
  • Ascended Fan: He listens to the theme song while he showers.
  • The Leader: He took over as leader of the Kama alliance after ousting Ron, even though Victoria did most of the legwork.
  • No-Damage Run: Gavin is the only player in the season not to have a single vote cast against him.
  • Out of Focus: So far, he's been almost entirely in the background.
  • Southern Gentleman
  • They Called Me Mad!: An interesting example: his biggest goal is not to be voted out first, just so he can prove his mom wrong about that.
  • Younger Than They Look: Getting asked if he's still in high school is one of his pet peeves.
  • Mr. Fanservice : For a 23 year old he surely doesn't look bad.

     Julie Rosenberg

Tribe: Kama
Age: 46
From: Baltimore, Maryland
Occupation: Toymaker

  • Action Mom: She won the first individual immunity challenge, even over Joe.
  • Ascended Fan
  • Everyone Has Standards: She is utterly disgusted with the Lesu tribe for wanting to send Rick back to Edge of Extinction. She was also the only one to feel bad for Lauren fainting, while the rest of the Kamas were cheering on Victoria and Aurora was pressuring her to drop.
  • Happily Married
  • Nervous Wreck: Describes herself as not just neurotic, but definitely neurotic.
  • Sanity Slippage: The pressure of the game is causing her to collapse emotionally.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Episode 11 saw Julie calmly accept Ron's betrayal, secretly ally herself with Lauren, scheming to vote out Wardog for being incredibly threatening and untrustworthy, and having her plans actually succeed. Compared to episode 9, where she had her breakdown over potentially being on the bottom, Julie certainly improved her game.


Jury/On Island of Extinction

     Rick Devens

Tribe: Manu —> Lesu
Age: 33
From: Blacksburg, Virginia
Occupation: Morning News Anchor

  • Ascended Fan
  • Back from the Dead: Came back to the game from being eliminated.
  • Butt-Monkey: The poor man just could not catch a break for the entirety of the game.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite his previous losing performance and being voted out because he wasn't as strong as Lauren, Rick still managed to beat out five other contestants, including the athletic Chris, and earn his way back from Edge of Extinction.
  • Decoy Protagonist: A very late game example, but Rick was set up as the frontrunner to win it all going into the merge, only for Chris to suddenly come in and do everything he was doing but better, causing Rick's ouster at Final Four.
  • The Dog Bites Back: He rips into Wardog for thinking he would ever go back to Lesu after they just tried voting him out again. Unlike most examples, this ends up backfiring on Rick after Victoria, Gavin, Julia and Aurora side with the Lesu members, putting him at the bottom again.
  • Family Man
  • The Gadfly: Rick developed an over-the-top and wild personality in order to keep his fellow competitors on their toes.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With David.
  • Hidden Depths: You wouldn't guess by his appearance, but Devens was an Eagle Scout.
  • The Lancer: He was initially this to David, but got voted out in episode four. He then returned from Edge of Extinction to return to that very position.
  • Large Ham: Frequently goes into his news anchor persona when he's in danger, and sometimes when he's not.
  • Last-Name Basis: Similar to Cochran and several other Survivors before him, he is called by his last name generally.
  • Obfuscating Insanity: Part of Rick's playstyle as The Gadfly is to exhaust his opponents by acting like he lost his damn mind.
  • The Smart Guy: Among the Edge of Extinction crew, Rick is the one who figures out the first advantage clue and comes very close to solving the second.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The manly man to David's sensitive guy.
  • True Companions: With David. Even when he had the opportunity to turn on David, he didn't have the heart to, and was left out of the David vote.

     Lauren O'Connell

Tribe: Manu —> Lesu
Age: 21
From: Bakersfield, California
Occupation: Student

  • Academic Athlete: Plays soccer for Baylor University's varsity team, while pursuing a degree in Medical Humanities.
  • Action Girl: One of the toughest female players of the season.
  • Advantage Ball: Found her tribe's Hidden Immunity Idol.
  • Ascended Fan: Two of her first soundbites in the premiere, before the returnees are revealed, are her talking about how much she loves Kelley and Joe.
  • Break the Badass: Her tribe's losing streak and lack of food causes her to physically and mentally check out of the game.
  • Determinator
  • Heroic RRoD: She collapsed during an Immunity Challenge when her body gave out on her due to malnutrition.
  • The Lancer: She acts as Kelly's number two vote.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Nice Girl: She's probably one of the nicest girls on Manu.
  • Real Women Love Jesus
  • Tragic Mistake: Lauren had a solid set-up and a good chance of winning no matter what her final three looked like, but her game was completely undone by her letting Chris trick her into burning her idol, leaving her defenseless when both he and Devens used their own idols and she got taken out by two votes.

     Victoria Baamonde

Tribe: Kama —> Manu
Age: 23
From: The Bronx, New York
Occupation: Waitress

     Aurora McCreary

Tribe: Kama
Age: 32
From: Pensacola, Florida
Occupation: Divorce Lawyer

  • Ascended Fan
  • Freudian Excuse: While she's definitely got an ego and a lack of empathy, these could be related to her growing up as a foster child with no friends.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: Humorously admits that even though she's a lesbian, she is firmly on Team Joe.
  • Lipstick Lesbian
  • Loose Lips: She unwittingly slipped the plan to blindside David in the middle of Tribal Council, prompting a live tribal that caused everyone to turn on her alliance.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Out of Focus: Outside from her confessional in Episode 1 about being gay and working with Joe she's barely in the show. That stops at Episode 8 after Joe went out.
  • So Proud of You: Her personal claim to fame is that her birth mother told her she was proud of who she became before she died.
  • The Sociopath: A bit of a stretch but she shown a complete lack of empathy when Lauren blackout during the immunity challenge and doctors were checking on her, what does Aurora do and/or react at the moment? Tries to get Victoria to give her immunity and kept talking about being on the out.

     Ron Clark

Tribe: Kama
Age: 46
From: Chocowinity, North Carolina
Occupation: Teacher

  • Advantage Ball: Found a clue to an advantage at the marooning, which led him to find the Advantage Menu, which grants him the ability to steal a reward, have an extra vote, or a one-shot individual immunity, provided it's used before the third Tribal Council. Due to his tribe's winning streak, he never had to use it. It would come back in episode 11 when Ron gave it to Rick in order to screw with him, but while it didn't work, Rick still survived thanks to his hidden immunity idol.
  • Ascended Fan
  • Backstab Backfire: Tried to pull a fast one on Devens and paid for it, with Lauren and Victoria voting for him. But his fate was truly sealed as soon as Rick played his idol.
  • Becoming the Mask: He decided to pose as Joe's closest ally in order to lure him into a false sense of security, but ironically begins to get won over by Joe's endearing charm. Not enough for him not to blindside him, though.
  • Big Bad: Leads the Kama 6 Alliance and has a ruthlessly strategic mindset.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: The one person he was loyal to was Julie. Now that he's gone, both Rick and Julie are on the bottom of the so-called "goats".
  • The Charmer: Ron has an easygoing air that naturally draws people to him.
  • False Friend: To Joe. Ron deliberately presents himself as Joe's friend, but is secretly plotting to vote him out at his first opportunity. That is, until the final episode before the merge where Ron begins to realize he doesn't actually want to get rid of Joe. Then zigzagged at the merge, because Ron actually did want to work with Joe, but Joe's evasive behavior caused him to return to his original plan to take him out at the first opportunity.
  • Graceful Loser: Despite claims of being a Sore Loser he holds no animousity towards the girls who got him out or Devens who played the idol.
  • Happily Married: To his sweet husband giving him similarities between newlywed Gavin and Julie who he chose to take on the reward. Unfortunately for him...
  • The Leader: Appears to be the leader of the Kama tribe.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Ron uses the upcoming Loved Ones visit to control his tribe into complying with his commands.
  • Manly Gay: Lacks many stereotypical traits of LGBTQ+ people, yet very clearly has a husband.
  • Sore Loser: Self-described. Subverted by his eviction as the guy held no ill will towards anyone and even felt bad for leaving Rick out of the vote.
  • Southern Gentleman

     Dan "Wardog" DeSilva

Tribe: Manu —> Lesu
Age: 38
From: Ossining, New York
Occupation: Law Student/Former Military

  • Anti-Hero: Wardog is a ruthless schemer and manipulator, but a lot of his gameplay has revolved around his loyalty to Wentworth. Now, he's more of an Anti-Villain or The Starscream having gotten the votes to evict the remaining two returning players.
  • Back Stab: David informed Chris of a plan to blindside Wentworth and told him not to tell Wardog. Chris defied that and told him anyways because they were allies... only for Wardog to join everyone else in voting him out.
    • This happened with Kelley Wentworth too. Wardog pretended to be her shield, but when he realized there was no tribe alliances anymore, he quickly severed ties with both Wentworth and David. Time will tell if he's seen as a great strategic player, or a jury goat though.
  • Back Stab Backfire: After eliminating his ally Kelley for being a huge threat, Wardog himself was promptly voted out by his own allies after he betrayed and alienated them.
  • Bald of Awesome: He's bald and also a skilled physical and strategic player.
    • Except the show makes a point to show how completely awful Wardog is at every challenge.
  • Control Freak: Wardog frequently dominates conversations and makes sure he always gets his way, an attitude that rubs his allies the wrong way.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Has dictated almost all of his tribe's votes so far, but his focus is definitely protecting Wentworth.
  • A Father to His Men: He cites the young soldiers he served with as his biggest inspiration in life.
  • False Friend: Somewhat to Kelley Wentworth. While he did like her, he knew he couldn't keep her around much longer and joined the remaining Kama in voting her out.
  • Faux Action Guy: Wardog is a muscular and athletic man who served in the army - yet his challenge performance is absolutely abysmal. The only times he ever won was due to David and Kelley being good with puzzles, and being in a group with actual strong players.
  • Four-Star Badass: DeSilva won a Bronze Star Medal for his service in Afghanistan.
  • Graceful Loser: He took his vote out in good sportsmanship, congratulating the remaining players for doing so.
  • Lazy Bum: An interesting example in that according to his tribemates, Wardog spends all of his time scheming rather than helping out around camp.
  • Mr. Fanservice: In his own eyes, at least. He mentions having "a certain sex appeal that men my age haven't had" in his bio.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Despite being one of the more physically fit men in the game and being former military he is extremely bad at physical challenges, particularly throwing ones. This is contrasted in the early game when he tried to throw others under the bus with the excuse of challenge strength when he was one of the worse performers.
  • Red Baron: "The WarDog".
  • Smarter Than You Look: He looks and acts like a meathead, but he's a very solid team player and molds his strategy to make his tribe and alliance better.
  • The Starscream: You knew it was coming the second David left... He pulls a You Have Outlived Your Usefulness move on Kelley tricking her into thinking she was safe... and then backstabbing her with her own alliance.
  • The Strategist: He functions as this for the Lesu Alliance, as he's usually the one planning their next move forward.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While Wardog's social game before wasn't bad per se, it was the move of forming an alliance of 6 to get both David and Wentworth out, one after the other that really propelled his gameplay.

     Kelley Wentworth - San Juan Del Sur

Tribe: Manu —> Lesu
Age: 31
From: Ephrata, Washington
Occupation: Marketing Director
Previous Seasons: San Juan Del Sur, Cambodia

  • Affably Evil: Kelley is friendly and easy to get along with, but she's still a schemer who is prone to backstabbing.
  • Ascended Fan
  • Call-Back: One of her pet peeves is "people who think they're basically badasses."
  • Despair Event Horizon: She crosses it just as it seems Lesu is going to lose another challenge in episode 5. However, the tribe actually manages to win, pulling her from the brink.
  • Epic Fail: Got blindsided by her closest ally Wardog, with an idol in her pocket. Seems to be a Running Gag with returnees this season.
  • Glory Seeker: Very clear about being on the island to bring home the win this time.
  • Last of Her Kind: Was the last returnee left in the game, after David's blindside. Depending on when the Edge of Extinction's battle back challenge happens, this might be subverted.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Puppet Queen: She's been set up and is convinced that she's the leader of her tribe, but in reality, even her allies plan to use her as a puppet, with some on the fringes preparing to blindside her.
  • Sore Loser: After getting eliminated, she's extremely vindictive towards Wardog, even cheering when he was voted out.
  • Tall Poppy Syndrome: Is being targeted early on for her fantastic showing in her previous season.
  • Unfinished Business: "I survived for 38 days last time. I think I can handle one more day."

     David Wright - Millennials vs. Gen X

Tribe: Manu —> Lesu
Age: 44
From: Sherman Oaks, California
Occupation: Television Writer
Previous Season: Millennials vs. Gen X

  • Cool Old Guy: In a sense, as he's the oldest man on his tribe.
  • Do Unto Others Before They Do Unto Us: Basically his motivation to get rid of Wentworth boils down to him knowing she will target him down the line eventually. And to the surprise of no one, she does.
  • Guile Hero: David relies on his charming personality and skill at making friends to get further in the game.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Devens.
  • Irony: Not only was he right about Wentworth targeting him, but the same person he tried to get out week after week was sent to Edge of Extinction immediately after him.
  • Nervous Wreck: Self-described, and if anything only leaning further into the impression after his first appearance.
  • Nice Guy: He gets along with everybody and is friends with everyone on the tribe.
  • Nice Jewish Boy
  • Self-Deprecation: When asked what Survivor he's most like, he naturally cites himself, then says "that bald nerd just needs a hug."
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Rick Devens' Manly Man.

     Julia Carter

Tribe: Kama
Age: 24
From: Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Medical Assistant

  • Action Girl: She's an exceptional challenge player whom Joe himself notes is second only to him in terms of performance.
  • Ascended Fan
  • Out of Focus: Didn't get a confessional till Episode 5 and she talks about her lack of screen time in her Twitter.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: She got unanimously voted out after betraying her allies on Kama to Lesu.
  • Smart Girl
  • The Starscream: She turns on Ron when she realizes she's on the bottom of his Kama 6 alliance.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has one in the middle of a Live Tribal Council, causing all of the remaining players to turn on her and vote her out.

     Eric Hafemann

Tribe: Kama —> Manu
Age: 34
From: Chicago, Illinois
Occupation: Firefighter

  • Death by Irony: Eric and Ron used the looming Loved Ones visit in an effort to keep the remainder of the Kama tribe in line. However, he was blindsided by his own Alliance, ensuring that he would not make it to the Loved Ones visit.
  • Family Man: He says the big reason he's on the show is to set an example for his sons. He also mentions that his youngest son, who is on the autism spectrum, is his biggest inspiration.
  • The Generic Guy: Eric's personality doesn't really stand out in comparison to some of his tribemates.
  • Humble Hero: As he says in his bio, "I try to remember that 99.9 percent of the time I am NOT the smartest, coolest, most interesting, deserving, or important person in the room."
  • The Leader: Of Nu Manu.
  • Mr. Fanservice

     Joe Anglim - Worlds Apart

Tribe: Kama
Age: 29
From: Chandler, Arizona
Occupation: Multimedia Artist
Previous Seasons: Worlds Apart, Cambodia

  • The Ace
  • Ascended Fan
  • Badass Mustache: One he affectionately refers to as "The Halladay," as in Doc Halladay.
  • Broken Ace: This time around, Joe realizes he's entirely on his own in his tribe due to his skill making him an obvious target. The realization that he can't trust anyone causes a visible breakdown in episode 5.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Regarded as one of the most dangerous players in the game due to his charisma and challenge performance, Joe was the center of the spotlight on his tribe for the entire premerge. However, he loses the first Individual Immunity challenge at the merge, and his own tribe realizes that they'll never have a better opportunity to blindside him, so they take him out first.
  • Fatal Flaw: His inability to give anything less than 100% to any endeavor. The problem is, in Survivor, those who stand out are the first to get cut out, and Joe himself notes he should be staying in the background, but can't bring himself not to give his all. Though see Morton's Fork below.
  • Game-Breaker: Regarded as this by the other contestants. His abilities in challenges and camp life give his tribe a tremendous advantage, to the point where they did not have to attend one tribal before the merge. Wentworth even notes that his tribemates have essentially had a two week vacation thanks to his efforts.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Joey Amazing".
  • Morton's Fork: Joe knew that performing well in challenges would put a huge target on his back, and was apprehensive about doing so. Yet his tribe knew what he's capable of, and would likely develop a grudge against him if he noticeably underperformed.
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • Older and Wiser: Hoping to take the lessons he learned from his first two appearances and put them into practice.

     Aubry Bracco - Kaôh Rōng

Tribe: Kama —> Manu
Age: 32
From: Hampton Falls, New Hampshire
Occupation: Marketing Director
Previous Seasons: Kaôh Rōng, Game Changers

  • Adorkable: Upon learning she can go back to the Edge of Extinction rather than elimination, she cheers so cutely.
  • Butt-Monkey: Once again, Aubry has a poor start to the game when she unwittingly alienates herself from the tribe by using obviously rehearsed lines with multiple people.
  • Determinator: In response to the question "Why do you think you'll survive Survivor?" she responds, "because I'll never quit."
  • Epic Fail: Aubry got blindsided with an idol in her pocket and an extra vote advantage.
  • Failure Hero: As always, Aubry is unable to catch a single break, only this time, she isn't able to survive by the skin of her teeth like she did in past seasons.
  • Green Thumb: Gardening is one of her listed hobbies, and she shows off her plants fairly often on Instagram.
  • No Social Skills: An interesting variant on the trope in that Aubry is very social... but it becomes increasingly obvious that she scripts her own conversations ahead of time, and even reuses the same lines with different people. It only took three players comparing notes to realize what she was doing and put her on the outs.
  • True Companions: One of the three things she'd bring to the island would be Tai Trang, her "Survivor soulmate."
  • Unfinished Business: Her biggest reason for returning is that she doesn't want Game Changers to be the end of her Survivor journey.

     Reem Daly

Tribe: Manu
Age: 46
From: Fairfax, Virginia
Occupation: Sales

  • Ascended Fan
  • Breakout Character: Has consistently one of the greatest presences on the Edge of Extinction, despite being the first boot, and is responsible for most of the drama that occurs on the island.
  • Broken Bird: You usually don't see a lot of interactions with someone eliminated incredibly early, but the Edge of Extinction allowed us to get into the psyche of somebody who, after spending so many years wanting the opportunity to be on the show, has that chance ripped away at the very first opportunity.
  • The Charmer
  • Cool Old Lady: The oldest woman on the cast.
  • Determinator: The very first boot of the season, she ends up spending 32 days on the Edge of Extinction for the chance to return, failing on both attempts.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Reem is prone to losing her temper very easily.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Her and Wendy helping Keith learn to swim early on separated them from the other six, one of the first steps in her being voted out first.
  • The Resenter: She loathes Wenthworth and blames her for being the first booted.
  • Sore Loser: She's extremely bitter about her elimination. Her fangs come out especially when Chris and Rick arrive on Edge of Extinction.
  • Verbal Tic: Has a habit of ending her sentences with "dude."

Left Edge of Extinction

     Wendy Diaz

Tribe: Manu
Age: 25
From: Bell, California
Occupation: Small Business Owner

  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Wendy may be a nut, but she is shockingly skilled in challenges.
  • Determinator
  • Fatal Flaw: Stubbornness. Wendy will never change on her mind on anything, no matter how many people are against her or how obviously wrongheaded she is. Her attitude has rubbed pretty much the entire tribe the wrong way.
  • Death by Irony: In her Survivor biography pet peeves she says she hates quitters, guess what she ends up doing?
  • Hollywood Tourette's: Averted. A good bit of time in the premiere is dedicated to Wendy explaining her tics are mostly physical, not verbal.
  • Hypocrite: She declares herself a protector of the tribe's chickens and conspires to prevent her tribe from eating them... even though she's not a vegetarian and is perfectly comfortable eating processed meat. It seems her only grievance is that she doesn't want to actually watch her food die. The tribe is not at all happy with her logic.
    • After her voteout, she is seen visibly salivating at the prospect of eating a cheeseburger, despite declaring that she would become a vegetarian earlier in the season.
  • Large Ham: She has a loud and bombastic personality.
  • Outdoorsy Gal
  • Undying Loyalty: Wendy is loyal to her allies to the end, even when she knows they are being voted out.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Bonus points for starting on the blue Manu tribe.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She plots to release the tribe's chickens and hides the tribe's flint in order to ensure that the tribe can't eat the chickens, which she feels would be wrong to kill and eat for sustenance.

     Keith Sowell

Tribe: Manu
Age: 19
From: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Occupation: Pre-Med Student

  • Ascended Fan: His knowledge is such that he notes in his bio that he's the youngest black castaway to ever play.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Along with Wendy,he quit on Day 17, and they were the first to be permanently eliminated
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Keith on the surface appears to be friendly and eager, but his time on Edge of Extinction have revealed him to be selfish, vindictive, and treacherous.
  • Conflict Killer: Just as it seems certain that the vote will be between Kelly and Wendy, Keith's poor challenge performance forces everyone on the tribe to take him out to prevent further losses.
  • Family Honor: His biggest motivation for playing is to improve his family's lot in life.
  • Kid Hero: The youngest castaway on the season.
  • The Millstone: Keith is completely and utterly useless in physical challenges, to the point that his tribe had no choice but to vote him out.
  • Real Men Love Jesus: Keith is also a youth pastor.
  • Sore Loser: When blindsided, he muttered, "Y'all think you can win challenges now" to his tribe.
  • Tagalong Kid: Deconstructed hard. His inability to contribute to the tribe's challenge strength due to being a tagalong gets him voted out second.

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