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The Tribes

  • Born Unlucky: What happens when you're against a tribe that is practically a camping trip.
  • Dwindling Party: By the time of the merge, there were only four original Ravu's left and come the finale, only Earl and Yau-Man were left.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Despite being tribe that got curb stomped every challenge, they did produce a winner.
  • Epic Fail: Out of all the challenges they participated in, they won one! This isn't totally Ravu's fault as they were on the wrong side of an unfair advantage of living on an island with the bare minimum compared to Moto who had the luxury camp.
  • Failure Tribe: They only won ONE challenge overall.



The Sole Survivor

    Earl Cole



    Andria "Dreamz" Herd

    Cassandra Franklin


Jury Members

    Yau-Man Chan

  • Muscles Are Meaningless: You'd wouldn't expect a tiny person like Yau-Man to be strong in challenges, but he proved everybody wrong.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: His elimination pretty much cost Dreamz any chance of winning. (Then again though at the reunion, the cast said that Yau-Man was going to win even if Dreamz kept his deal - it was likely that they'd have targeted Dreamz.)
  • Took a Level in Badass: Stated to gain more strength after the tribe swap.
  • Weak, but Skilled: One of the most deceptively strong challenge players in the history of Survivor. Especially in the archery challenge.
    • And in busting open a crate by smashing its corner.

    Kenward "Boo" Bernis

  • The Big Guy
  • Butt-Monkey: Where to start? He gets something in his eye first, so they wash it out with water. Then when he's chopping wood, the axe slipped, slid down his skin and hit his knee. He is then put on the hammock so he doesn't hurt himself any further... and then the hammock fell down.
    • Later, he tore his ACL in a challenge.
    • In his final challenge, he was supposed to lower platforms and cross a river using them whilst blindfolded. He was doing fairly well up until near the end, when he somehow managed to wander through the river and ended up on the wrong side of the platform.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite his klutzy nature, Boo was very competent in challenges.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Probably why he prefers to be called "Boo".
  • Good Ol' Boy: Boo was likely cast to fulfil the role of the Survivor Good Ol' Boy archetype. In the Survivor: Fiji - TV Guide Preview show, he said, "I've always been a Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn type of person, so this is the greatest opportunity to do that."
  • The Klutz
  • Made of Iron: For the most part, Boo can be injured and usually shrug the injury off like it was nothing. Noteworthy when he injures his knee during a challenge and continues playing.
  • Nice Hat
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Boo.
  • Sickening "Crunch!": The sound of his ACL snapping was so horrifying that during the reunion Jeff took the time to make clear that it really was the sound picked up on the spot, with no digital altering.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Boo was the person who recommended James Clement, Russell Hantz and maybe a few others to apply for Survivor, so while he wasn't that important in his own season, Boo indirectly had a very big influence on future seasons.

    Stacy Kimball

    Alex Angarita

  • Affably Evil: Has a calm demeanor the majority of the time. Even when he's about to be voted off.
  • Alliterative Name
  • Amoral Attorney
  • Anti-Villain
  • Irony: At Tribal Council, he goes into a speech about how karma in Survivor is quick and painful aimed at the opposing alliance, which at that point had him and Mookie outnumbered 6 to 2. He then proceeds to vote for Mookie in order to save himself for three more days (spoiling the split vote), only to get voted out the following episode.
  • Ivy League for Everyone: Alex went to Harvard's law school. He was likely cast to fulfil the role of the Survivor Mentalist archetype, most of whom went to really smart schools.
  • Nice Hat
  • Oh, Crap!: When Edgardo's name came up.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: At Final Jury, on Dreamz.
  • Smug Snake
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: At the start of the season, he was the nicest person on his tribe and showed disgust at the way Stacy and Lisi treated Dreamz and Cassandra, but later on he's decidedly more of a Jerkass, especially evidenced with his horrid treatment towards Cassandra in the final tribal council.

    Mookie Lee

  • Born Unlucky/Butt-Monkey: Mookie was trapped on Ravu for the entirety of the pre-merge and the Motu camp was cleared of all of its luxuries when the merge did happened. Also, he was in the minority post-merge too.
  • Frat Bro: He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha in college and was definitely cast for that freelancer / frat bro (Fabio) kind of archetype role.
  • Idiot Ball: Telling Dreamz about the idol.
  • Jerkass
  • Jerk Jock
  • Nice Hat
  • Smug Snake

    Edgardo Rivera 

  • The Dragon: To Alex.
  • Nice Hat
  • Oh, Crap!: Edgardo and Alex have an EPIC Oh, Crap! the moment Ed's name first comes up on the votes.
  • Shocking Elimination: In-Universe.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky
  • Token Good Teammate: To Four Horsemen alliance.
  • The Trickster: Edgardo was the first recurrence of the Survivor Trickster casting archetype of which Jonny Fairplay was the prototype. The edit did not really show Edgardo using tricks or utilizing chaos intentionally to his advantage, but Jeff Probst pre-season made it clear that Edgardo was cast to be a Trickster. In the Survivor: Fiji - TV Guide Preview show, Edgardo said he would do anything to win the game. Jeff Probst then told TV Guide that Edgardo "told us some stories in casting about how 'One time I had a buddy, and I didn't think his girl friend was so good for him, so I went to sleep with her to prove that she wasn't a worthy wife.' So that's Edgardo's moral code." That is typical Trickster behavior. He is willing to break conventional norms even in his daily life.

    Michelle Yi

  • The Cutie: She was even viewed as one of the Survivor Sweethearts.
  • Diabolus ex Machina - The tribe is split up into two groups at merge for a challenge, where the entire losing group has to go to Tribal Council whereas the other half gets Immunity. Michelle is put into a tribe of aligned/indifferent members, and is voted out because the only ally she has is Mookie of all people.
  • Genki Girl
  • The Ingenue: Michelle was likely cast to fulfil the role of the Survivor Ingénue archetype (for which Colleen Haskell is the prototype). In the Survivor: Fiji - TV Guide Preview show, she said, "Being young, I may be perceived as being weak or naïve, and I feel like I can change people's opinions and make it work for me."
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Nice Girl: She was one of the only people in the final Tribal Council not to throw Accentuate the Negative, personal attacks, or other mean-spirited comments at the final three.
  • Plucky Girl

    Lisi Linares

Her vote for Liliana: "The alliance is five, not six."

  • Alliterative Name
  • Alpha Bitch: In the early episodes, she refuses to even talk to Cassandra and Dreamz because she had an entire alliance behind her and they were not in it.
  • Butt-Monkey: From the tribal switch onward she more or less turns into a walking punchline.
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Genre Blind: She didn't seem to know anything about Survivor. She couldn't see the obvious danger in alienating Cassandra and Dreamz, she said outright that she didn't think challenges were important and the tribe shuffle twist almost made her quit the game.
  • Nice Hat
  • Phony Psychic: In the Survivor: Fiji - TV Guide Preview show, Lisi said that as a customer service representative that referred people to psychics, she was told she'd have to give phony readings over the phone at times.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Goes into a big, and somewhat nonsensical, one on Dreamz and Cassandra at Final Jury.

    James "Rocky" Reid

Voted Out

    Anthony Robinson

  • All of the Other Reindeer: Especially after the tribal switch where he was stuck on a tribe with four incredibly macho guys.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Finally snaps on Rocky in a big way in his final Tribal Council.
  • Black and Nerdy: Anthony was likely cast to fulfil the role of the Survivor Nervous Nerd archetype and is a predecessor of Stephen Fishbach, John Cochran, David Wright and Christian Hubicki. In the Survivor: Fiji - TV Guide Preview show, she said, "I'm a total gamer geek. It's called live action role-playing game where you dress up in costumes." Jeff then said, "I don't think Anthony is going to fit in."
  • Deadpan Snarker: Particularly in his last episode.
  • Informed Flaw: Apparently unlikable and shifty, but there's really no evidence of this on the show.
  • Nerd Glasses
  • Nice Hat

    Rita Verreos

    Liliana Gomez

  • Action Girl: Pre-season, Liliana said in an interview that she wanted to be like a squad leader to her tribe.
  • Living Prop
  • Noodle Incident: Lisi calls her a "diabolical Mexican". Something must have been going on to get her that label. But what?
  • Semper Fi: She's a former marine.

    Gary "Papa Smurf" Stritesky note

    Sylvia Kwan

  • All of the Other Reindeer: As a result of her supposed Stupid Boss tendencies and bossiness.
  • Cool Old Lady
  • Crazy Cat Lady: Sylvia was likely cast to fulfil the role of the Survivor Crazy Cat Lady archetype. In the Survivor: Fiji - TV Guide Preview show, he said, "It took me thirty minutes to get Sylvia to tell me whether or not she knew how to swim. Good luck, Sylvia.", which shows that production did not have any confidence in her ability to last and saw her as loony. She also got dodo music in the premiere when she took on the leadership role of building the shelter.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss

    Erica Durousseau

  • Action Girl: When Erica's tribe is starving, she takes action to find food and ends up finding pineapple for the whole tribe.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: Erica was likely cast to fulfil the role of the Survivor Sporty Chick archetype (for which Kelly Wiglesworth was the prototype). In the Survivor: Fiji - TV Guide Preview show, she said, "I am an athlete. I ran track in college and high school, so I always work out and tend to stay pretty healthy."
  • Wall of Blather

    Jessica deBen

Withdrew Pre-Game

     Mellisa Mc Nulty 


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