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The Tribes

     Chan Loh 

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     To Tang 

  • The Big Guy: As they're the Brawn tribe.
  • Five-Man Band:
    • Pre-Merge:
      • The Leader: Jason, who could also be considered The Big Bad due to his antagonistic attitude.
      • The Lancer: Scot, Jason’s right-hand who could also be considered The Dragon due to his antagonistic attitude.
      • The Big Guy: They're all this, but Jennifer and Cydney share this role, Cydney more so since Jenny’s departure.
      • The Smart Guy: Cydney, who played within the middle and manipulated her Brawn members into targeting each other.
      • The Chick: Alecia, who tried to make up for her lack of physical strength with her emotional strength.
      • Sacrificial Lamb: Darnell, the first person voted out.
  • Informed Ability: Despite being a tribe of physically fit people, they're unable to live up to the Aparri Tribe's victory streak as they lost three out of the four immunity challenges before the tribe swap.
  • Paper Tiger: The original line-up is this. Despite being the physically strongest tribe, they've lost the most challenges, as well as half their members in the first four episodes.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: They might look united on the outside, but trust and alliances fall apart easily and there is tension.
  • Total Party Kill: The only tribe to be completely destroyed by the end of the game, all due to their infighting and jerkassery.

     Gondol 

  • Badass Crew: The only original tribe to have never lost a challenge, and only lost one member due to a medical evacuation. When all was said and done, two members were in the final three, and one became the Sole Survivor.
  • Female Gaze/Male Gaze
  • Five-Man Band:
    • Pre-Merge:
      • The Leader: Anna, who founded the all-girl alliance within Beauty and seemed to take charge.
      • The Lancer: Michele, Anna’s right-hand woman who was apart of her Amazon Brigade.
      • The Big Guy: Caleb, who was Beauty’s strongest player.
      • The Smart Guy: Nick, a former Rob Has a Podcast member who understands the game, and was observant of his tribe.
      • The Chick: Julia, the youngest girl within the game and Amazon Brigade, and the Morality Pet of Anna.
      • The Heart: Tai, who is the most sensitive and open out of everyone.
  • Ms. Fanservice/Mr. Fanservice: This is the Beauty tribe, so they're bound to be this.
  • Team Spirit: The Beauty tribe appears to be the most united tribe up until the tribe swap.

The Sole Survivor

     Michele Fitzgerald 

Michele Fitzgerald

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Bartender from Freehold, New Jersey. Part of the Gondol tribe.

  • Action Girl: She won a reward challenge over Jason and Scot in episode 10. She also won Individual Immunity in episode 11 and 14. And even before that, she had always been on the winning tribe.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl
  • Amazon Brigade: Bonded with the other girls on the Beauty Tribe, and was in an alliance with them before Anna's departure. She then joins a much more successful one with Cydney in episode 8.
  • Ascended Fangirl: In her pre-game interview, she admits to being a huge Survivor fan. It's the same with the other beauty girls.
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn: With Aubry and Cyndey. She's the beauty.
  • Beauty = Goodness: The only remaining beauty who hasn't engaged in camp sabotage or shady double-agency. In the secret scene below she even states she's on the "good" side.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Michele might be polite and friendly, but she won't hesitate to drag someone if they mess with her. She voted out Nick after getting sick of his condescending behavior, cussed out then eliminated the Brawn men when they sabotaged camp, and verbally lashed out at Tai when he made an attempt to oust her in episode 12.
  • Black and White Morality: In a secret scene, Michele compares the two groups - the girls alliance and the super idol alliance - as a battle between good and evil respectively. She sees Julia as misguided and tempted by the "evil" side, and wants to bring her back to the "good" side.
  • Brainy Brunette: She managed with win Individual Immunity in episode 11 due to memorizing all the numbers and symbols.
  • Darkhorse Victory: Out of the final four, with Aubry and Cydney making big moves and dictating the vote, and Tai being a big character, nobody would have thought Michele was going to win. While not nearly as invisible as Sophie, she still performed well at challenges.
  • Dating Catwoman: Despite the antagonism between Michele and Nick in the show - which led to Nick's eventual elimination - it turns out they're dating in real life.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: She had this dilemma in episode 11; she had to choose between sticking with her best friend Julia and vote out Tai, or sticking with her alliance after regaining her trust with them and vote out Julia. She chose her alliance.
  • Good Feels Good: In contrast to Jason's Being Evil Sucks.
  • The Good Guys Always Win
  • The Hero: Being that she's the only person left in the game to not have something keeping them from being a pure hero, she could be this.
  • It's All My Fault: Blames herself for the loss of the Reward Challenge in Episode 6, knowing it would put her on the bottom.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Michele was a subtle balance of social, strategic, and physical strength. She played under the radar enough that people didn't see her as a threat at first, but by the end of the game when it was too late to do anything she managed to show everyone she was a strong competitor, which won her the title of Sole Survivor.
  • Nice Girl: Easily the nicest person left in the game with the only other ones coming close being Tai and Aubry on her good days. And given she's never said anything bad about anyone even her enemies, she is definitely this even making friends with the Anti Heroic Tai.
  • Out of Focus: In the first five episodes, but she gets more screen-time during Episode 6 and beyond.
  • Sole Survivor
  • Tears of Remorse: Over having to vote out Julia.
  • The Quiet One: Mainly due to editing.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: After the camp sabotage fiasco, Michele refused to work with Jason again and wanted him out. She got her wish in episode 12.
  • You Go, Girl!: Much of Michele's dialogue and storyline center around this. Her main conflicts in Survivor have always been about outdoing and outlasting the men who looked down upon her, such as Nick, Jason and Scot, banding together with the women to take down the threat they possessed, and believing in herself when no one else did.
    Michele: I don't need to be carried, bro!

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Runners-Up

     Aubry Bracco 

Aubry Bracco

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Social media marketer from Cambridge, Massachusetts, age 29. Part of the Chan Loh tribe.

  • Action Girl: Pretty much single-handedly won the first immunity challenge for her tribe. And the first time her tribe loses, it's when she's sitting out. She's also always second or third in the individual immunity/reward challenge.
  • Adorkable: Her awkwardness around Neal, and quirky moments (albeit less than Peter, Neal, or Debbie) give her this vibe, not to mention the fact she is a nerd.
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn: With Michele and Cydney. She's the Brains.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Loses and ends up placing second, but at least she made it to the end and won some cash. As well, she ended up a fan favorite with a chance of coming back for another season.
  • Break the Badass: Poor Aubry's gone through this twice with Neal's evacuation who was more or less her most trusted friend, and then her next closest ally, Joe also being medically evacuated shortly before the end leaving her the only Brain left. Each time she cried Tender Tears showing she has a soft spot.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Aubry definitely seems to be quirky so far. Her segment in the "Meet the Cast" video featured "The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" as background music. But in the game, she's more of a Straight Man to her tribes wackiness.
  • The Ditherer: In episode 6, much of Aubry's story involved here constant flip flopping between voting for Peter or Julia. She failed to convince Joe to vote out Peter, despite also worrying they would lose the Brains majority and ultimately decided to vote Julia. At Tribal Council however Scot cryptically told Julia to go with the original plan, that of voting off Peter. After frantically trying to get Joe to join them and failing, Aubry looked set to stick with her alliance, writing down Julia's name on the ballot. It wasnt until Jeff read the vote that we see she had crossed out Julia's name and wrote down Peters, ensuring his elimination.
  • Failure Hero: Nothing ever seems to go right for long with Aubry. She is forced to destroy Chan Loh's majority to remove Peter, she loses Neal, and the idol with him. In episode 8, she made a schoolyard pick that allowed her team to easily lose the Reward Challenge and was only saved from the bottom by Cydney.
    • Defied as of episode 10, where she successfully convinced Tai to flip on his alliance.
    • Goes back in the finale, ultimately becoming the runner-up despite being viewed as the front-runner to win.
  • Freak Out!: Being in the heat too long caused her to be dehydrated and then have a mild panic attack, that was thankfully calmed by Debbie and Joe.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: She went from being presented as zany in her meet the cast video and having a breakdown on day one to controlling the game post-merge and dictating every. Single. Vote.
  • Guile Hero: She's a great social player, and was able to turn the tides of the game in her favor by empathizing with Tai.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Cydney.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Her aggressive gameplay mixed with her indecisiveness in the beginning of the game ultimately led to her losing the title of sole survivor.
    • In a post-game interview Jason said that Aubry was *so* good at covering her tracks that the jurors didn't realize just how good she was until the season aired, which potentially cost her the game.
  • Idiot Ball: Ha a brief one in episode 6. Voting for Julia and crossing out her name before switching her vote for Peter didn't endear her to her tribemates, and instead showed how flighty she was to both them and her own alliance. It painted a target briefly on her back but since the merge came other people have been targets and she learned from her mistake.
  • Last of Her Kind: The last Brain.
  • Odd Friendship: Brainy nerd Aubry's closest friend on the island is brawny jock Cydney.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Neal. His medical evacuation really tore her up the most, and kick-started her story as a big player.
  • Plucky Girl: Even in her darkest moments, Aubry can always find something to smile about.
  • Sadistic Choice: In Episode 6, she was faced with a decision. She could either vote out Julia, and keep the Brain numbers up by keeping the unreliable Peter around. Or she could vote out Peter before he backstabs the Brains, and bring the numbers down which leaves them more vulnerable. She chose the latter, but because of how she voted, she had briefly earned the ire of Scot and Julia.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses
  • The Social Expert: She was able to stop the threat of the seemingly invincible Super Idol just by using her social skills to befriend and turn Tai.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Aubry's name is usually spelled Aubrey.
  • Straight Man: She's actually very level-headed and stoic, compared to other members of her tribe.
  • Trying Not to Cry: Episode 8 is probably her lowest point. Her attempts to turn the game around have backfired, she's on the bottom, her best friend was medically evacuated, and she blames herself for losing a reward challenge since it was her picking the team. She was trying so hard not to break down during the confessional, before it became too much for her.
  • Worthy Opponent: Jason and Scot view her as this. She reciprocates on a physical level.

     Tai Trang 

Tai Trang

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Gardener from San Francisco, California, age 51. Part of the Gondol tribe.

  • Anti-Hero: Tai is a nice guy, but he's willing to cut his alliance's throat and flip if it advances him in the game. And while he does feel bad for his actions, like pouring out the fire, he'll do it as long as it gets him further.
  • Badass Adorable: In episode 8, small and physically weaker Tai managed to outlast Cydney and win individual immunity despite hurting since the beginning.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: As pointed out by Caleb, Tai's got very fuzzy brows.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Loses and ends up placing third, but at the very least he made it to the end and won some cash. He also was given an additional 50'000 dollars by the singer Sia, who then donated another 50'000 to animal charity.
  • Break the Cutie: In episode 3, when they had to kill a chicken for food. Everyone (minus Nick) felt sorry for him. And again in episode 4, when Caleb got medically evacuated.
  • Camp Gay: Downplayed in that while he's not flamboyant, he's very emotional and has a good heart and is very flirty with Caleb.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Accidentally spills the secret of the Super Idol power in episode 8 - which spooks Julia and Michele to flip with the girls and get Nick out. Jason and Scot even look exasperated by this.
  • Cassandra Truth: Tried to get Michele out fearing that she would be a huge jury threat. Guess who ends up winning?
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: It seems he can't go two episodes without betraying his allies. At time of writing, he has betrayed Anna, Jason, Scot, made an (failed) attempt at blindsiding Michele, and briefly considered betraying Julia.
    • Averted in his relationship with Aubry, whom he remained loyal to until the very end. This even continued when he came back along with her for Game Changers and he resorted to combining idols to protect himself and her, using the strategy Scot had once requested.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's 51 and he looks like he could be a decade younger.
  • Cool Pet: It seems Tai made a pet of the last remaining chicken, which is usually perched on his shoulder or lap whenever he comes back to camp. He named it after his boyfriend, Mark.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Despite being a nice guy, he's the only former member of Jason's alliance to remain in the game, making him this.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Why he likely turned on Scot and Jason. He mentions he feels they never listen to him, and that he has to follow their plans. Aubry asking his opinions and what he wants likely pushed him to go work with her.
  • Fallen Hero: In the early stages of the game he was almost universally beloved and was considered a massive threat to win should he make it to the end just based on what a Nice Guy he is. As the game went on he gradually turned almost everyone against him, resulting in him becoming a goat everyone wanted to take to the end and in the end he received zero votes from the jury.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: Was faced with this dilemma in episode 10, where he had the choice to stay to true to his friend Scot and help vote out Aubry, or stay true to his character and vote out Scot. He chose the latter.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He says he loves all living creatures.
    • Except, of course, for the small trees he rips up by the roots in his search for the Hidden Immunity Idol. At least he puts them back in. Though to be fair, he had a sneaking suspicion that the girls were going to vote him out first for being "weak". He apologized to the trees as he tore them out so this still counts.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He's a nice guy but willing to do some pretty nasty things if it means getting to the end, similar to Sandra from Pearl Islands.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door —> Heel–Face Turn: Thanks to Aubry.
  • Keet: Extremely energetic and a very endearing guy. He's always out doing something and loves talking to the chickens like Jane Bright and Kimmi Kappenberg before him.
  • Last of His Kind: The last remaining male in the game after Joe is medically evacuated.
  • Magnetic Hero: Tai is very likable, and brings out the best in the people he befriends - like Caleb, and Scot.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Tai has ten siblings, and is right in the middle with five older and five younger.
  • Megane: Again noted by Caleb, Tai has "Mr. Miyagi" eyeglasses.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: When he was with Scot and Jason, he struggled in sabotaging the camp due to being a genuinely Nice Guy who didn't want to cause conflicts.
  • Nice Guy: A very sweet, likable and charismatic guy. Scot's brief influence had temporarily tarnished his nice guy image.
  • Noodle Incident: Why did Tai vote for Jason, his ally, in episode 8?
  • Odd Friendship: With Caleb. Others have made note of it, saying they're Like an Old Married Couple. And one seems to be developing with Scot, as well. He's even developed one with Michele who he got a bad vibe from at first but by episode 13, he's on good terms with.
  • Pragmatic Hero: As nice as he is, he is willing to do absolutely anything to survive. Even if that includes backstabbing allies and sabotaging camp life.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Tai, despite being a nice guy, is doing everything and anything to win the money even if he has to turn on his alliances multiple times, but it's clear he's regretful of some of the decisions he's made.
  • Token Good Teammate: In his alliance with Scot and Jason. And then subverted with his...
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In episode 9, mainly due to Scot and Jason's influence. But he quickly turned on them in episode 10 when he felt he's alliance didn't respect him.
  • True Beauty Is on the Inside: Jeff firmly believes this about Tai in his Cast Assessment, which is why he decided to put him on the Beauty Tribe. There's also the fact he looks at least a decade younger than 51.

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The Jury

     Cydney Gillon 

Cydney Gillon

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Body builder from Douglasville, Georgia, age 23. Part of the To Tang tribe.

  • Action Girl: One of the most physically competent on her tribe. She also won immunity episode 12.
  • Amazonian Beauty: She's a body builder, but she's also a fitness model.
  • Amazon Brigade: She started an all-girl alliance in episode 8.
  • Anti-Hero: Aggressive, impatient, and occasionally rude, but she also opposes Jason and Scot and displays a level of maturity and intelligence in her outlook.
  • Badass Family: As seen in the finale, Cydney's parents are as ripped as she is.
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn: With Michele and Aubry. She's the brawn.
  • Birds of a Feather: Cydney is strong, surprisingly smart and slightly eccentric (considering her alter egos)...so it makes sense that she would easily connect with Debbie, who is a strong, smart and definitely eccentric. She also forms this with Aubry, considering the two want to make moves and are willing to cut loose from people in their respective tribes to further themselves.
  • Break the Badass: Just like Caleb, the heat and dehydration caused her to collapse and suffer and heatstroke. But unlike Caleb, she got better.
  • Character Development: In the beginning of the game she was something of a self-proclaimed Female Misogynist, but as the episodes went by, she showed willingness to work with other women, such as Debbie, and in Episode 8 she actually successfully brought together an all-girl alliance (plus Joe) to blindside Nick. She even admits that working with the girls would be better in the long run for her than sticking with Scot and Jason.
  • Dumb Jock: A role she is intentionally playing up in order to appear less of a threat.
  • Female Misogynist: She claims she doesn't tend to like other women, because they're too emotional for her to deal with. So far, it seems to be an Informed Attribute, since she was willing to work with Jenny and Alecia to get out Jason. Even more of an Informed Attribute since she wants to work with Debbie and Aubry - and even started an all-girl alliance.
  • Graceful Loser: Left the game with dignity, saying "It's okay. It's all love."
  • Heroic RRoD: She suffers heatstroke and is paralyzed by the pain until her body temperature normalizes.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Aubry. And to a lesser degree, Michele.
  • Hidden Depths: Unlike what her stature and occupation suggest, she is actually rather intelligent and graduated from an Ivy League university.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's sassy, easily irritated, and not afraid to confront others in a hostile manner, but she will also fight tooth-and-nail to save someone she cares about, like Aubry in episode 8 and Michele in episode 12.
  • Last of Her Kind: The last Brawn of the game.
  • Lovable Jock: Especially in comparison to Scot and Jason.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: She pretended to be a stereotypical dumb jock early in the game so she can appear as non-threatening as possible in order to make it past the merge.
  • Odd Friendship: Brawny jock Cydney's closest friend on the island is brainy nerd Aubry. She's also close with quiet beauty Michele.
  • Only Friend: Alecia's only friend. While Cydney was with Jason and Scot, she did at least act friendly to her.
  • Only Sane Man: In episode four after a challenge, Cyndey lets her remaining tribe-mates blow-up at each other, thus ensuring that they vote for each other and that she remains safe.
  • Playing Both Sides: She's in an alliance with Jason and Scot, but she also takes the role of Alecia's only friend and gets privy to information Jason and Scot otherwise wouldn't have such as the location of the immunity idol.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Prominently shown in episode 8, when she questions Nick and Jason. "Don't check me, boo."
  • Tender Tears: As she's eliminated, mentioning how much she wanted to win the money for her mother and help her pay off her mortgage.

     Joseph Del Campo 

Joseph Del Campo

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Former FBI Agent from Vero Beach, Florida, age 72. Part of the Chan Loh tribe.

  • Bittersweet Ending: Yes, Joe is pulled from the game just before the finale due to a medical emergency. But despite his age - which is usually the reason for being an early boot - he made it all the way to the top five, outlasting thirteen much younger players, and even won an individual challenge for the first time. And at the very least, he made it on jury.
  • Can't Catch Up: With others in the challenges. Considering he's 72, it's justified. Subverted in Episode 13, where he wins his first reward.
  • Challenge Seeker: Why he wanted to come onto Survivor.
  • Cool Old Guy: At 72, the oldest contestant on this season, and the second oldest contestant to ever compete on Survivor, behind Rudy Boesch.
  • Elimination In the Limelight: While he was Out of Focus during the merge, he regained screen-time in episode 12 and 13 before he was medically evacuated.
  • Face Elimination with Dignity: He was medically evacuated, but took it that fact well and made his peace. He spent his last moments comforting the others, who were all in tears.
  • Fingore: He had an infection on his finger for the first few episodes, but a secret scene reveals it healed.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Initially comes off this way to the younger members of his tribe. But they get along better when Liz and Peter are gone.
  • Heroic Build: He's really ripped for a 72-year-old.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Given he's the oldest person of this season, any friendship he has with the other contestants fits in here. Most notably, with Debbie and Aubry.
  • Living Lie Detector: He was in the FBI for thirty years, so he can tell when someone is lying to him. Though Peter's denial in Episode 6 wasn't particularly good in the first place.
  • Made of Iron: In Episode 6, a heavy block falls on his head, and he's barely fazed.
  • Meaningful Name: Del Campo is Spanish for Of the Land/Camp/Country. A fitting name for a contestant of Survivor.
  • My Tribe, Right or Wrong: Despite his initial disdain and distrust towards Peter, he was willing to vote out Julia to save him if only because he was an original Brain.
  • Non-Gameplay Elimination: Poor Joe was medically evacuated due to constipation from overeating on a reward challenge.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Debbie.
  • Older Hero vs. Younger Villain: Joe is the older hero to Peter, Jason and Julia's younger villain.
  • Old Soldier
  • Out of Focus: Since the merge, his only real screentime is when he's in the challenges. He's regained more screen-time in episode 12.
  • The One Guy: As of episode 8, he's technically the only guy in the otherwise all-girls alliance Cydney formed.
  • Retired Badass: Aside from being a former FBI Agent, he's also an Army Veteran.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Mark the Chicken.
  • Stellar Name: Joe suggested the name Dara, which means Star in Cambodian, for the name of the merged tribe. Everyone agreed on it.
  • Team Dad: On Chan Loh, especially seen with Debbie when he helped comfort Aubry. He continues to be this for the girl's alliance up to his elimination where Cydney compares him to her grandfather.
  • Undying Loyalty: To his Brains Tribe, but mainly to Debbie. And while he was clearly upset Aubry turned on her in episode 9, he's still loyal to her in episode 10, becoming her number one ally and confidant.

     Kyle Jason 

Kyle Jason

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Bounty hunter from Detroit, Michigan, age 31. Part of the To Tang tribe.

  • Action Dad: His first two confessionals talk about his job as a bounty hunter, and his role as a father of an autistic girl.
  • Anti-Villain: Yes, he was a Jerkass who reacted vengefully when things weren't going his way, but he had a few sympathetic moments, and everything he did in the game was to make life easier for his children.
  • Badass Beard: Adds to his intimidating appearance.
  • Beard of Evil
  • Being Evil Sucks: His past antagonism eventually bit him in the ass.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Forms this with Scot. But with Scot out, he's officially...
  • Break the Haughty: Episodes 10 - 12 were this for him.
  • The Bully: To Alecia, and to the Brains Tribe.
  • Card-Carrying Villain
  • Character Tic: His knuckle-cracking.
  • The Chessmaster: Subverted. On Brawn, he was the one in control - but come the merge, and nothing ever goes right for him. He voted incorrectly at every single tribal, his attempts at sabotage united the opposing alliance even more, he loses his right-hand man and idol, and all attempts to get back into the game fail and he's voted out.
  • The Corrupter: Regardless of who it is, he seems to bring out the absolute worst in his allies, as seen with Scot, Tai, and Julia.
  • Despair Event Horizon: He completely gives up after Julia's vote, all the players noting how he had already given up. He even throws a vote Joe's way instead of listening to Tai because he didn't want to play any more.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Jason's bullying of Alecia invokes this in JONNY FAIRPLAY of all people.
  • Evil Gloating
  • Evil Redhead
  • Faux Affably Evil: He comes off as a decent person with an admirable goal, but when things don't go his way or somebody rubs him the wrong way, all affability is gone. He lives up to his comparison of Russell Hantz.
  • Genre Blind: He thinks Russell Hantz is the only person to play Survivor right. Attempting to play like him was the reason everything blew up in his face, and caused his eventual ouster.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: Loud, boastful, arrogant Jason was on top of the Survivor world for eight straight episodes. Then Cydney flips, taking out Nick. Then Tai flips, taking out Scot and his idol. Then Julia, the only other person willing to work with him gets eliminated. Then come episode 12, he's quiet, miserable, and completely spent (which other players have noted), not even taking the potential lifesaver Tai was throwing him. He then gets voted out.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: What he is ultimately reduced to. A major player since the merge, he isn't even an afterthought in his boot's council.
  • I Regret Nothing: In various interviews following his elimination, when asked if he would change his gameplay or if he regretted anything, Jason states that he would do the exact same thing again and regrets nothing.
  • Jerkass: To Alecia, specifically. He doesn't even call her by her name, and just refers to her as "blondie". He also helped Scot sabotage the camp.
    • Hidden Heartof Gold: Though it's very hidden, he is shown to be a loving parent towards his two daughters. Alongside his Pet the Dog moment with Cydney, he's shown to have a human side to him.
  • Jerk Jock: He proudly calls himself a jock and compares voting off Brains like shoving geeks in lockers.
  • Kick the Dog: Where to begin. He's a complete Jerkass to Alecia, refusing to refer to her by her name, putting bits of his peeling skin into the drinking water in hopes she'd drink it, making his disdain for her very clear, and calling her a weak person while also saying he hopes his daughters grow up to be strong, independent women who stick up for themselves unlike her (which he says after she was sticking up for herself against Scot and him). Even his Pet the Dog moment is ruined by his jab at Alecia, and then he was willing to have tribal council right after the immunity challenge just to get rid of her. His behavior to Alecia is so awful, that Jonny Fairplay himself actually hates him.
  • Last-Name Basis: Goes by Jason as opposed to Kyle
  • Lazy Bum: On Chan Loh, Debbie complains to Michele that Jason does nothing in camp and they often show scenes of him just lying in the shelter.
  • The Leader: Of the original Brawn tribe, with him taking the reigns both pre-merge and post-merge.
  • Papa Wolf: He wants to win the money to better the life of his autistic daughter.
  • Parents as People: While there is no doubt he's a loving and devoted father, claiming you're bullying someone - on live television where your children can see this - because you want your daughters to be strong, independent and intelligent women and don't see this person as an example of that isn't the right way to parent.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite being a Jerkass extraordinaire, he was easily the most concerned for Cydney when she was suffering heatstroke and stayed by her side until she recovered, even crying for her. Too bad this was ruined by him taking a jab at Alecia during his speech about how the brawn tribe is a family, even if they don't like each other, and that Cydney wouldn't be the one going home if they lose.
    • He did have a few moments with Alecia in episode 2. After spending five hours working on getting a fire for her tribe, Jason's the first one to congratulate her and even gave her a high-five. He was also the one who saved her when Scot and Jenny tried voting her out that same episode.
  • Poisonous Friend: To Scot, who is, in turn, this trope to Tai.
  • Revenge Before Reason: His desire for vengeance against anyone who turns on him ends up hurting his game, such as the camp sabotage after Nick's blindside.
  • Smug Snake
  • Those Two Guys: Him and Scot have this dynamic.
  • Too Dumb to Live: When he is at the bottom of the merge time, he decided to wait until somebody else comes to him with a plan instead of actively trying to campaign for somebody else. And when Tai comes to him about voting out Michele, he made zero attempt to convince somebody else to vote for her and he didn't even vote for her at his last Tribal Council. Instead, he voted for Joe out of all people.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Grows to strongly dislike Cydney after her betrayal. Considering his above Pet the Dog, it leaves a very bitter taste in one's mouth.
  • Worthy Opponent: He genuinely respects Aubry's gameplay, which is why he wanted her gone immediately.

     Julia Sokolowski 

Julia Sokolowski

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Student from Boston, Massachusetts, age 18. Part of the Gondol tribe.

  • Action Girl: She's surprisingly capable despite being the youngest on the show. She also won herself individual immunity in episode 9.
  • Amazon Brigade: Bonded with the other girls on the Beauty Tribe, and was in an alliance with them before Anna's departure. She then joins a much more successful one with Cydney in episode 8.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Like Michele and Anna, she's a fan of Survivor.
  • Badass Adorable: The youngest contestant ever, but a very good competitor.
  • Break the Cutie: In episode 5, poor Julia is all alone on the Brawn tribe until someone from Brains or Beauty is voted out.
  • Coming-of-Age Story: Only eighteen and out of focus for most of the premerge before being sent alone on Brawn beach, indirectly making her a numbers threat that has to be resolved. She proceeds to place herself in a position of power and plays for both sides, winning an immunity before getting eliminated. She came to play and it showed, using the trope almost word for word in her exit speech.
  • The Cutie: On the Beauty Tribe. But...
    • The Fake Cutie: ...it's subverted later when she shows she is very much playing the game and forms an alliance with Jason and willing to get rid of Tai.
  • Cry Cute: When Caleb is evacuated.
  • The Dragon: With Scot having been voted out in episode 10, she's shaping up to be Jason's newest right-hand.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Which gets her eliminated.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Who would have thought someone as adorable and young as her could be so cutthroat?
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: First she was with the Brawn and Beauty alliance, then she flipped over to the women, then she decided to play the middle-man, and now she's back with just the Brawn (minus Cydney). And in episode 11, she stays with Jason.
  • Kid Hero: The youngest person on this season, and all time at 18.
  • Morality Pet: To Anna. The only reason Anna didn't out Tai for his idol was because she wanted him to be there for Julia.
  • Neutrality Backlash: Because she's trying to stay in the middle and play both sides, she unknowingly incited the wrath of Aubry and Cydney.
  • Older Hero vs. Younger Villain: Julia's the younger villain to, well, almost everyone in opposition.
  • Out of Focus: In the first four episodes, but in Episode 5 and 6 she got more focus.
  • Playing Both Sides: Tried to play Scot, Jason, and Tai as well as the Women's Alliance. This backfired on her.
  • The Quisling
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: While she hadn't betrayed the girls' alliance yet, she very clearly was intending to do so which Aubry saw through. This made her a dangerous player and why she went out before Jason did.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Downplayed, but Julia's was shown to be just as petty and rude as Scot and Jason when things don't go her way. Such as shooting down Tai's offer to explain his flip and telling Jason they're eating Mark as soon as Tai's gone.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Seems to have a seething hatred for Tai after Episode 10 and is willing to team up with Jason to vote out Tai as well as eat Mark the chicken which Tai has really become attached to just to spite him.

     Scot Pollard 

Scot Pollard

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Former NBA champion from Carmel, Indiana, age 40. Part of the To Tang tribe.

  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Has this dynamic with Jason.
  • The Brute: While a strategist in his own right, he is probably the greatest physical character on the cast, but his attitude is definitely brutish.
  • Elimination by Irony: In Episode 5, he told Tai to not use his idol on Anna and save it so they can combine it with Jason's idol. When Scot is voted out in Episode 10, Tai doesn't save him.
  • Genius Bruiser: To anyone who thought Scot would be Dumb Muscle, he quickly threw away that notion in the first episode. He shows a surprising amount of cunning and awareness in how he's playing the game, and when Alecia tagged out of the puzzle challenge, he quickly took her place and were nearly caught up with the Beauty Tribe.
  • The Giant: The tallest player this season, and second tallest of all time, at 6'11''. Just look at the Brawn tribe's cast picture.
  • Graceful Loser: When he was voted out. He wished everyone good luck and praised Tai in his final words.
  • Hidden Depths: He intially came off as a Jerk Jock but he eventually revealed that was born in a Mormon family and spent his NBA earnings helping his relatives, meaning he isn't as wealthy as his tribemates assume he is.
  • Jerkass: His treatment of Alecia is similar to how Jason treats her. He Took a Level in Kindness later and became far more likable than fellow tribemate Jason. Though, this is backpedaled in Episode 9 where him and Jason begin to sabotage the tribe and dump water on the fire.
  • The Lancer/The Dragon: To Jason as a part of the original Brawn tribe.
  • Odd Friendship: Developed one with Tai. Even admitting he has a man-crush on him.
  • Pet the Dog: Genuinely likes Tai and wants him around as long as possible. This is also the same man who, along with Jason, relentlessly bullied Alecia.
  • Poisonous Friend: To Tai. He and Jason share a mutual poisonous relationship were both of them became more toxic with each other around.
  • Religious Bruiser: Reveals that he's Mormon and while he doesn't have the connection to Christianity his family had, he still believes in God.
  • Smug Snake: Most evident in his boot episode, when he thought he was safe.
  • Sore Loser: Displayed after Nick was blindsided, dumping the fire and hiding the tools so that his tribemates would starve. But he was a Graceful Loser when he was voted out.
  • Those Two Guys: Him and Jason.
  • Team Dad: Is very clearly is a more mature figure on the original Brawn tribe.
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: They knew they had a super idol and were two of the few people who knew of its mechanics, so they made a whole song and dance about it.
  • Worthy Opponent: Views Aubry as one, just like Jason.

     Debbie Wanner 

Debbie Wanner

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Chemist from Reading, Pennsylvania, age 49. Part of the Chan Loh tribe.

  • Adorkable: She crossed this territory in episode two by doing a little cheer for her Tribe during a challenge with leaf pom-poms. "We have the biggest... frontal lobes!"
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Liz never saw it coming.
  • Break the Badass: Just like Cydney and Caleb, she collapsed after her tribe won reward. Like Cydney, she recovered.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She's a chemist, and a Captain in the United States air-force auxiliary. And the previous player that she describes herself most as is Coach.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: She lives up to her Coach comparison.
  • Cool Old Lady
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: She might play the fool, but it's mostly so she can gather intel and decide who's the biggest threat. Deciding that Liz was, she managed to get the others on-board and blindsided her.
  • Elimination By Irony: Because she trusted Julia and refused to agree in voting her out, Aubry instead went after her and even got Julia on board.
  • Genki Girl: Look for any scene with her in it and chances are that she's incredibly enthusiastic about something.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Joe, but also with Cydney and Aubry.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Initially appeared to be a Distaff Counterpart to Coach, but when the tribe faced their first tribal council she engineered a threeway tie that gave her total control over the vote.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: She suffers heatstroke and insists that everything is alright, nevermind that Cydney becomes crippled with pain and Caleb is pulled from the game because of it. Though they were feeling the effects much worse, she treats it like it's nothing.
  • Mrs. Robinson: Debbie seems to be developing an attraction to Nick, though it could be Manipulative Editing.
  • Nothing Can Stop Us Now!: Became incredibly arrogant after claiming the majority at the merge, believing that nobody would ever consider betraying her. Then her own alliance decided to do just that.
  • Renaissance Woman: A self-proclaimed one, too. She's a chemist, but has been an electronics expert, a Captain in the United States air-force auxiliary, a bartender, a photonics manufacturing supervisor, a caretaker to nuns, and a Red Lobster server.
    • The editors are clearly playing this up for comic effect. During confession cams, Debbies occupation subtitle regularly changes, often to relate to the current topic she is talking about or when she brings up heretofore unmentioned career, such as her past as a model. Which is true, by the way.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Joe.
  • Plucky Comic Relief
  • Sacrifical Lion: One of the bigger presences of the season and one of Aubry's closest companions, but knowing that they couldn't do anything to destroy the Scot-Jason alliance, she had to be slaughtered.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: If you listen to her confessionals, she clearly believes she is the smartest player in the game, controlling every single aspect exactly the way she wants it. In practice? She is nowhere near as in control as she thinks and her arrogance alienates potential allies.
  • So Proud of You: Her reaction towards Aubry and how she rose from a neurotic girl to a geek warrior. Though, curiously, she did not vote for her to win.
  • Team Mom: On Chan Loh, especially seen when she and Joe are comforting Aubry. After Liz's blindside, she also went over to comfort Peter and assure him everyone wanted him there. And with the tribe swap, he motherliness helped her connect with Cydney, and by extension, Jason.

     Nick Maiorano 

Nick Maiorano

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Personal trainer from Redondo Beach, California, age 30. Part of the Gondol tribe.

  • A Death in the Limelight: His elimination episode has his most content, by far.
  • Amazon Chaser: In RHAP, it's jokingly suggests he's into Cydney. And that his split personality is into her's, too.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Implied by his initial edits.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: His plan was to take control of the Brawn/Beauty alliance and then use Beauty's majority to get an easy win. Fortunately, his arrogance did him in before he could put his plan into motion.
  • The Big Guy: Of the beauty tribe, being a gigantic man and all. It isn't just for show as he's considered one of the season's better physical assets and he's often placed against Scott in matchups.
  • Break the Haughty: After acting all cocky and smug, he gets blindsided in episode 8. You can see his face fall as the votes are read.
  • Condescending Compassion: Sees it as his duty to teach Michele how to play the game - something she silently doesn't appreciate.
  • Dating Catwoman: As noted in Michele's entry. Despite the show's Grey and Grey Morality, he leans towards being the Catwoman of the relationship due to his antagonistic personality and somewhat negative editing.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Nick's snarky side is shown in his RHAP blogs, his Twitter, and his appearances in the first two merge episodes.
  • Death by Irony: He fears the creation of an all-girl alliance, but his actions resulted in said alliance occurring.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He has a very thin veneer of someone who is Affably Evil, but basically everyone sees through it and can tell that he's faking it and know what his personality is really like.
  • Female Gaze: More pronounced than others because there is an entire scene where Michele describes him as dreamy as the camera focuses on him working while his sweaty body glistens in the sunlight.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: His arrogance and fear of an all-girl alliance ends up biting him in the ass.
  • Irony: After annoying the other girls and fretting about an all-female alliance, Nick unintentionally causes Cydney to form an all-female alliance to get him out.
  • Jerkass: How the three beauty girls view him. The girls decided that if they were going to tribal council, he'd be the first one gone.
  • Lack of Empathy: When Tai was crying over the killing of a chicken, everyone felt bad for him...except Nick. Anna states that's one of the reasons why she doesn't like him.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Both in-universe and outside the show, being placed on the Beauty tribe and at one point being described as "Adonis" by Debbie.
  • Narcissist: Something he acknowledges in his introductory video.
  • Nothing Can Stop Us Now!: His elimination episode, where he is so smug and overconfident that he never saw his blindside coming.
  • Pet the Dog: He was there to help Caleb while medical took a look at him, and comforted the tribe afterwards. He did seem genuinely sad that Caleb was evacuated.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: In a manner similar to Drew Christy, his paranoia over a girls alliance (combined with his arrogance), ends up banding the women together to vote him out.
  • Smug Snake: Almost as bad as Peter.
  • The Sociopath: Nick mentions in a confessional that he has to pretend to have emotions because he doesn't really feel emotions.
  • Stepford Smiler: Anna comments how fake and creepy his smile is.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Emphasis on tall, because he towers over the rest of his castmates. Emphasis on handsome too, which his tribemates point out. He is on the beauty tribe, after all.
  • Too Dumb to Live: In an exit interview with Rob on Rob Has a Podcast, he admits he knew he was being targeted because Michele told him, but he had talked about it with Jason and Scot which made him think it was a misunderstanding. He never thought of talking to Cydney, or realizing that other people were targeting him, so he did end up getting blindsided.

     Neal Gottlieb 

Neal Gottlieb

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Ice cream entrepreneur from Sausalito, California, age 37. Part of the Chan Loh tribe.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Nicknames an infection he has "Mt. St. Neal." Ironically, it's what causes him to be medevaced.
  • Bittersweet Ending: He only makes it to the top eleven and is pulled out of the game due to an injury and leaves his only ally Aubry to the mercy of the majority Brawn + Beauty alliance, but hey, at least he made the jury.
    • Downer Ending: But because of a twist Michele won, where a Jury member is voted out, he never even got the chance to ask questions and vote for someone.
  • Butt-Monkey: He gets pulled from the game with an idol in his pocket, and despite being on the jury, he gets removed from it at the end by Michele.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: In a secret scene, he tells Debbie to tone down her chattiness in fear of it driving away potential allies.
  • The Dandy: A self-proclaimed one. His ice cream pants seem to emphasize this.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Nearly every word out of his mouth is dripping with sarcasm.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: Medically evacuated just as they merged, with an idol in his pocket. He could have at least lasted another three days had he not been pulled.
  • Manly Tears: When he's being pulled, he's mostly composed but he can't stop the tears from shedding.
  • Non-Gameplay Elimination: He had to be pulled from the game for an infection on his knee.
  • Noodle Incident: Peter really wanted Neal out, which is sort of out of nowhere. Considering the first episode had the two in an alliance with Liz and Aubry, you have to wonder what happened to make Peter and Liz willing to blindside Neal.
  • Plucky Comic Relief
  • Kick the Dog: His statement to Michele after being voted off the jury was extremely cruel and unwarranted.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Is the first person eliminated at the merge due to an infection, and was arguably the wittiest cast member.
  • Sore Loser: Chooses his final moments in the game to call Michele a loser.
  • Team Chef: He's the provider for the tribe, as seen in this secret scene.

Voted Out

     Peter Baggenstos 

Peter Baggenstos

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ER doctor from Minneapolis, Minnesota, age 34. Part of the Chan Loh tribe.

  • Backstab Backfire: Plotted to get either Joe or Aubry out in Episode 6, but was voted out before he could make his move due to his wishy-washy and mistrustful behavior.
  • Bad Liar: Completely falls apart when Joe asks him if he was plotting against him and eventually coughs up an unconvincing denial. It would be bad even if Joe wasn't in the FBI for thirty years.
  • Break the Haughty: He was severely humbled after episode 3. But it didn't last.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: He looks a lot like Obama, and knows it. His patients have told him many times, much to his exasperation. It's one of the very first things Debbie says when she meets him.
  • The Chessmaster: Subverted. He tries to be, but his attempts at deception are so easily seen through that all his plans backfired on him.
  • Deus ex Machina: With his number one ally gone, he was one hundred percent the next to go if the Brains tribe lost the next challenge. Fortunately for him, the swap happened. Unfortunately for him, he didn't learn his lesson from last time.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Despite being a classic arrogant Survivor villain, he's taken out right before the merge.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Even though he attempts to be seen as someone who has people's best interest at heart, he's very clearly a snake.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: No one on Brains likes him for being arrogant and condescending to them. Even with the swap, his new tribe-mates don't even like him.
  • Heroic BSoD: According to his AMA, he sort of mentally checked out the moment Liz was booted. The swap, however, gave him new life.
  • Ignored Epiphany: You'd think after he lost Liz and was in the minority for his condescending behavior, he'd try to be a better social player. And for a while he was...but then quickly reverted back into a Smug Snake when the swap happened, earning the ire of all his tribe-mates. Even Tai.
  • Insufferable Genius: His arrogance rubbed people the wrong way, and his belief that him and Liz were running the tribe ultimately cost him his only ally.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: He is on the brain tribes, which means that he is smart, corroborated by his excellence in puzzle challenges and he is also considered their best physical asset. His social game is incredibly poor, but he was able to form an early alliance with Liz.
  • Mixed Ancestry: His father is Swiss, and his mother is Jamaican.
  • Smug Snake: Thinks he's in control and the smartest player out there.

     Anna Khait 

Anna Khait

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Pro poker player from Brooklyn, New York, age 26. Part of the Gondol tribe.

  • Amazon Brigade: Bonded with the other girls on the Beauty Tribe, and is in an alliance with them.
  • Anything That Moves: Her introductory video claims that she'll flirt with anyone she has to in order to win - guys or girls.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Like the other beauty girls, she's a superfan of Survivor.
  • Backstab Backfire: In an interview with Rob, she admits she would have back-stabbed Tai down the line if he had saved her.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: The tribe swap. Her girls alliance was split in three, with Michele going to Chan Loh and Anna being sent to Gondol, with Julia being exiled on the To Tang beach. On her new tribe, she was left without numbers, and with the impending threat of Julia replacing the person voted out that night, Anna was easily targeted.
  • Graceful Loser: She left the game a good sport, and didn't rat out Tai for having an idol when she could have.
  • I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: She admits to using her boobs to distract men in poker games, and is hoping she can use them again in Survivor.
  • Karmic Elimination: Before the swap, she was the leader in the majority alliance on Beauty who wanted to get out Tai or Nick. After the swap, she lost all her power and her fate rested in Tai's hands, who chose to eliminate her.
  • The Leader: Of her girls alliance.

     Alecia Holden 

Alecia Holden

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Real estate agent from Dallas, Texas, age 24. Part of the To Tang tribe.

  • All of the Other Reindeer: Nobody on Brawn treats her with respect because of her smaller physique, despite the fact Alecia is trying her best to fit in and even got them a fire started after they gave up.
  • Determinator: She spent five hours trying to get a fire started long after her tribe gave up, and succeeded. Not to mention she fought to save herself from getting voted out in tribal council twice, and also succeeded. Despite acting like a Dumb Blonde from time to time, she's a very determined person.
  • Dumb Blonde: Where to begin. First, she hinders and ultimately costs a puzzle challenge she and Jennifer were doing by standing around and staring blankly for the first minute, until Jennifer told her to get the pieces. Then, when Scot and Jason were trying to save her and asked if she had an immunity idol, instead of flat-out saying no she instead says; "I never said did...but I never said I didn't" which serves to annoy the two and make them question whether it was worth it to keep her. And at tribal council, she calls herself a "Mental Giant" after it's established she failed a mental challenge...and then she forgets to uncap the marker when she goes to vote out Darnell. Needless to say, there was a reason she wasn't put on the Brains Tribe.
    • Then it was subverted in the next episode, as she was the only one in her camp who started the fire and managed to save herself by acting calm while Jennifer went off the handle to throw her under the bus.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: Not on Brawn, that's for sure.
  • Fan of Underdog: Jeff admitted he's one for Alecia.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: On Brawn.
  • Plucky Girl: Despite how badly the others treat her and look down upon her, she never gives up. In a sense, she really is a Mental Giant.
  • Underdogs Never Lose: Subverted. She was the fourth person voted out, and fifth person out of Kaoh Rong.
  • Unknown Rival: She was oblivious to Scot and Jason's attitudes towards her until her last day on the island when they started openly berating her.
  • Unluckily Lucky: Always on the bottom, yet just barely manages to get by. Until episode four.
  • Worthy Opponent: The only person she respected on Brawn was Cydney.

     Caleb Reynolds 

Caleb Reynolds

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Army veteran from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, age 28. Part of the Gondol tribe. Was also a contestant on Big Brother for season 16, where he became notorious for his one-sided crush on fellow contestant Amber, often labeled the "Stalkermance".

On Day 9, he suffered heatstroke and had to be evacuated from the game. In light of this, Caleb was invited to play in the later season of Game Changers for a fair shake at the game in a second go at it, but Day 9 vexed him again.

  • Break the Badass: His medical evacuation rendered him this.
  • Character Development: From Big Brother to Survivor, he stopped being a jerkass and womanizer and is a genuinely Nice Guy who's respectful towards the other women and develops a good friendship with Tai. Caleb also notes there is no such thing as homophobe in him when he talks about bonding with Tai. This speaks volumes considering the last Camp Gay he dealt with on a reality game show was Frankie Grande, who did many things to enrage Caleb to the point where Caleb wouldn't even help save him from elimination just to be rid of him, and his relentless pursuit of Amber which ruined her game. His hair is also all grown back into that suave set of locks he had before being forced to shave his head as a punishment.
  • Character Overlap: The second former Big Brother contestant, the first being Hayden from Blood vs. Water.
  • Dead Star Walking: Just like Liz, he was hyped up and presented as a big player. And like Liz, he was out early in the game. This is due to personal misfortune rather than gameplay, as Caleb is indeed a great player but he got sick, making this trope coincidental. Played a bit more straight when he returns in Game Changers.
  • Heroic RRoD: Played horribly straight. Caleb was out in the beating sun in the competition that brought him down along with Debbie and Cydney, but unlike them, he did NOT get back up. Debbie managed to recover quickly, but Cydney was out of commission for a long time and needed ice and fluids to recover. Caleb, however, was outright dehydrated and needed ice, fluids, and intravenous fluids and the help of the entire production crew (the scene suddenly floods with 20-30 people to show just how precarious his situation is, revealing a lot more people who are generally never shown on camera coming out of the woodwork). He had to be placed on a gurney and airlifted to a hospital to stabilize his condition.
  • I Coulda Been a Contender!: Quite unfortunately, Caleb's own body suffered heatstroke and it struggled to maintain its internal temperature so badly that he had to be evacuated, despite him obviously refusing to quit, and he looked quite hurt when he had no choice but to let himself be taken onto the medevac helicopter.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Pretty attractive guy especially considering the guys on this season.
  • Non-Gameplay Elimination: Was medically evacuated.
  • Odd Friendship: With Tai. Others have made note of it, saying they're Like an Old Married Couple.
  • Post-Victory Collapse: Manages to help Beauty win second-place reward...and then immediately collapses and has to be evacuated.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Was in the army in Iraq for a while.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: For those Big Brother viewers who assumed he'd be an womanizing jerkass like he was in BB16 he has proven them wrong and quickly bonds with the very kind Tai even sleeping next to him at one point. The development he got in BB16 obviously helped. Also counts as Character Development. He still flirts but it's a far cry from the Caleb from BB16 who came on to find a life partner. Having a fiancee now has helped too.

     Elisabeth Markham 

Elisabeth Markham

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Quantitative strategist from Brooklyn, New York, age 27. Part of the Chan Loh tribe.

  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Her only real alliance was with Peter and she blundered her relations with the other four, leading to her elimination.
  • The Chessmaster: So she thought. Believing she and Peter were running the Brains Tribe, she tried to dictate the votes and get out Neal, and ended up being the one blindsided.
  • Dead Star Walking: She was heavily promoted in the Kaoh Rong preview, and hyped up on Rob Has a Podcast because Fishbach had recruited her, so she's presented as this big player...and is voted out episode 3.
  • Ditzy Genius: Undoubtedly a smart girl, but many of the others don't consider her "island smart" on account of her attempting to do things that they deemed impractical.
  • Insufferable Genius: Not to the extent of Peter, but she definitely had shades of it as the other tribe mates were complaining that she always had to show off how smart she was.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Though their tribe assignments are based off attributes pertinent to their field (e.g. a Quantitative strategist relies on smarts more often than not), people wouldn't be surprised if she ended up in the beauty tribe instead.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: Liz is incredibly smart, and is considered by many to be one of the most attractive women on this season.
  • One Degree of Separation: She was recruited by Survivor: Tocantins and Survivor: Cambodia contestant Stephen Fishbach.
  • Tempting Fate: Her words before tribal council.
    "I think us losing was a blessing in disguise."

     Jennifer Lanzetti 

Jennifer Lanzetti

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Contractor from Salt Lake City, Utah, age 38. Part of the To Tang tribe.

  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Came off as this at times. Especially during her audition tape.
  • Ear Ache: She had a bug crawling in her ear all night and in the morning, which was driving her crazy.
  • Idiot Ball: Grasped this hard at the second tribal council, by admitting she had thought of flipping and voting out Jason. Then she had a melt down when she and Jason argued - which saved Alecia, as Jenny was voted out due to how disloyal and wishy-washy she was acting.
  • Too Dumb to Live
  • You Lose at Zero Trust: There was slim to no chance at all that she'd end up going home prior to tribal council, maneuvering a women's alliance and being a core member of the original To Tang alliance, but decided to play coy and lost everyone's trust.

     Darnell Hamilton 

Darnell Hamilton

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Postal worker from Chicago, Illinois, age 27. Part of the To Tang tribe.

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