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    Parvati Shallow - Cook Islands

Tribe: Malakal
Age: 25
From: Los Angeles, CA
Original Season: Cook Islands

Parvati would return for a third time on Heroes Vs. Villains

  • Action Girl: Has a penchant for winning endurance challenges.
  • Affably Evil: Is a villain in Survivor typology (due to her manipulative [1] tendencies), but is usually quite approachable.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: She, and the Black Widow Brigade by extension, are the primary bad guys of the season.
  • The Chessmaster: Great at manipulating the tribes for her benefit.
  • Femme Fatale: Her casting archetype, which she is the paradigm for
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Parvati was the replacement for Candice Woodcock, who declined the chance to play on this season in order to finish medical school. She was considered one of the most controversial casting choices due to her lack of notoriety, with it being somewhere along the lines of Amber being cast for All-Stars. Everyone expected her to just be another pretty face. Boy, were we wrong.
  • History Repeats: Once again a relatively irrelevant player who finished in 6th in her first season returns for a second game and won.
  • Hotter and Sexier: If you think she's already these in Cook Islands, see her now.
  • I Gave My Word: She had promised Natalie that she would protect her, which is why Amanda was to be voted off at the final 6.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Well liked by some tribemates (and many fans), regardless of her "villain" status.
  • Manipulative Bitch: So many times. One instance was pulling in Alexis and Natalie while at Airai, which turned herself into the binding knot of a five person alliance (with Cirie and Amanda on the other side), giving her a huge amount of security in the late game.
  • Meaningful Name: Subverted. Parvati is anything but shallow, but she allows herself to be perceived this way to lower her threat level.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Quite an attractive woman, and she uses it to her advantage.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: After placing sixth in Cook Islands, comes back and wins the million.
  • Nice Hat: Often wears a camp baseball camp with the logo of the University of Georgia, her alma mater.
  • Ship Tease: Heavily with James, being lumped in with Ozzy and Amanda as the couples. Later on with Natalie as the Black Widow Brigade solidifies.
  • Sole Survivor
  • The Tease: What she was mainly known for.



    Amanda Kimmel - China

Tribe: Malakal
Age: 23
From: Los Angeles, CA
Original Season: China
Amanda would return for a third time on Heroes vs Villains.
  • The Ace: Cirie was great socially and the primary jury threat. Parvati was also good socially and somewhat decent at challenges. All of these applied to Amanda as well, which made her a very big target and is one of the reasons why the brigade considered voting her off at sixth.
  • Action Girl: Of the Black Widow Brigade, she was the best at challenges.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: As in China, she can sometimes be socially disconnected from those around her. This is reinforced by her naturally distant, sleepy-looking eyes that make her look detached (even when she’s engaged).
  • Always Second Best: Amanda ended up being a finalist for the second season in a row, yet didn't get the win.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: While this is consistent in all of her appearances, Micro was the only season where her eye's lack of natural shine is directly referenced, when Natalie makes a cruel comment accusing her of being simple-minded because of her sleepy eyes.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Began lobbying for Alexis' head on the merge episode because she started getting close to Ozzy.
  • Face–Heel Turn: With all the manipulations, blindsiding and backstabbing, it's a genuine wonder why she wasn't with Parvati on the Villain's side on Heroes vs Villains.
  • Hotter and Sexier: Notice how this time around, her butt is pretty much never censored like it was in China.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: After finding an immunity idol without anyone else's knowledge but Parvati's.
  • Morton's Fork: The Final Immunity Challenge. If she loses, there's a chance that she won't be taken to FTC and she'll be the season's Fallen Angel. But since she won, the person whose name she wrote down wouldn't vote for her because she felt hurt.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Former Miss Montana, and you can tell.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: Finished third in China, finishes second in Micronesia. This season is also regarded as Amanda's best.
  • Nice Cap: A distinctive cap with a picture of a chicken.
  • Older and Wiser: Her game is sharper and more developed than in China.
  • Plucky Girl: Exemplified during Alexis' blindside when everyone except for Parvati made it clear that they wanted her gone.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Once again, she butchers the Final Tribal Council so bad she ends up losing votes.
  • Ship Tease: With Ozzy. He even proclaims his love for her at FTC, and they started dating after the show
  • Statuesque Stunner: Stands at least a head over most of the female castaways.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Compare to China, where her most strategic move was voting out James and her claim to fame was her athletic ability. Here, she shows off her strategic chops and is involved in the planning process for several blindsides.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: She guilts Erik into taking her to the award, calling him a bad friend for trying to get her voted off.

Jury Members

    Cirie Fields - Exile Island

Cirie would return for Heroes vs Villains and Game Changers.

Tribe: Malakal
Age: 37
From: Norwalk, CT
Original Season: Exile Island

  • Anti Heroine
  • Badass Boast: And Cirie's playing style in a nutshell, to boot;
    "My mother always told me 'you may not be able to beat 'em with these all the time,'" (she points to her muscles), "'but you can always beat 'em with this.'" (she points to her brain)
  • The Chessmaster / The Strategist: This is best exemplified by her spearheading the Joel boot. Joel and Ozzy agreed that they would vote off Chet because of challenge strength. However, if Chet was the precedent for challenge strength then Cirie would be the next to go. So she went around hyping Joel as a power player, and pretending that it would be best for the tribe when, in reality, it was best for her. Thus, she retains the Fans vs Favorites mentality and made it to the merge.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Take a look at the absolute delight she gets from tricking Erik.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: Finishes a place higher than she did in Panama playing a more aggressive style against tougher competition.
  • Older and Wiser: The most evident example.
  • Shipper on Deck: Ships Amanda and Ozzy, expecting little Ozzlets to start scampering around.
  • The Smart Girl: The head strategist of the female alliance, and effective in that position.
  • Team Mom: Has a motherly personality and is the oldest person left post-merge.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She already showed strategic chops in Panama, but in this season she was one of the largest masterminds in the game.
  • Verbal Tic: Her habit of laughing her way through confessionals returns for this season, primarily in the first half.
  • The Woman Behind The Women: A big part of her strategy this season is proposing an incredibly audacious plan (blindsiding Ozzy, suggesting that Erik could give the Immunity Necklace away) and then letting another member of her alliance come off like the one who spearheaded the idea (Parvati on the former, Natalie on the latter).
  • Underestimating Badassery: Anyone who watched Panama can tell you two things about her: that she was someone who got off the couch to have an adventure and that she's a master strategist who shouldn't be taken to the endgame. She got her tribe to focus on the first aspect and to lower her threat level.

    Natalie Bolton

Tribe: Airai
Age: 32
From: West Hollywood, CA
Occupation: Personal Trainer

  • A Day in the Limelight: Jason's boot episode gave her the most screen time and she definitely made the most of it.
  • Ascended Extra: For most of the season she was barely even shown, but when Jason's boot episode came around, she suddenly turned into a cross between a Femme Fatale and a militant Straw Feminist.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: The blindsides of both Jason and Erik both hinged on her perceived loyalties to them, since they were all on the original Airai.
  • Cute and Psycho: Her demeanor during her scant confessionals, including flossing with Jason's jugular and wishing their hen would cut the head off of a rooster after banging him, makes her come across as this.
  • Large Ham: During the last few episodes, Natalie turned over-the-top catty, leading to her famous jugular confessional.
  • Last of Her Kind: The highest ranking fan.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Successfully tricks both Jason and Erik into not taking advantage of their respective immunities and booting them out.
  • Ms. Fanservice: One of the most attractive of the fans.
  • Non-Action Guy: She was never close to winning individual immunity and had a tendency to sit out reward challenges (this meant she'd be available for the arguably more important immunity challenges, but that's neither here nor there.) The only time she wore the necklace on her neck was when she tricked Erik into giving it to her.
  • Out of Focus: Only for the first ten episodes.
  • Shadow Archetype: to Parvati. Both Natalie and Parvati are the Femme Fatale casting archetype. Natalie talked about flossing her teeth with Jason's jugular.
  • Ship Tease: Quite a lot with Parvati as the near the endgame. Aside from her famous FTC, Parv gives her a kiss after Erik gets blindsided.
  • Smug Snake: She really revels in the idea of Siska's betrayal.
  • Troll: Admits that she was always going to vote for Parvati and her entire Final Tribal appearance was just to make everyone feel incredibly uncomfortable.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Part of what convinced Erik was that Natalie was definitely the next to go if she didn't have immunity, and that she'd felt hurt because he didn't send her to reward or exile as he had promised before.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Once it was down to her and the three Favorites in the final four, you have three guesses to figure out who went out next. The first two don't count.

    Erik Reichenbach

Tribe: Airai —-> Malakal —-> Dabu
Age: 22
From: Ypsilanti, MI
Occupation: Ice Cream Scooper

Erik would later return for Caramoan

  • Action Hero: His skill in challenges allowed him to survive for a while even after the Black Widow Brigade took control of the game.
  • Ascended Fanboy: The poster-child for Survivor.
  • Epic Fail: His elimination.
  • Genre Blind: You would think that an Ascended Fanboy such as Erik would know better than to completely trust anyone (especially when that someone is suggesting that he hand over his ticket to the Final Four). Upon his elimination, he even notes that he should have known better.
  • Fan Boy: Of Ozzy, and to a lesser extent, the favorites in general.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A very kind person with tangled blond hair.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Erik is a kind man, but Amanda went out of her way to paint him as a giant asshole in the eyes of the jury, which contributed to him wanting to redeem himself.
  • Honor Before Reason: Truly believed that, by rescuing Natalie, he would redeem himself in the eyes of the jury. The jury all find his actions astounding — astoundingly stupid, that is.
  • Humiliation Conga: The producers delight in turning his final Tribal Council into this; they don't even bother to pretend there's any suspense in who's going out and instead show every single vote (with Parvati gloating over how dumb Erik is, Cirie busting out a Badass Boast, Natalie thanking Erik for the necklace, and Amanda just sort of dumbstruck with amusement). To make matters worse, James outright laughs at his decision to give away the necklace, and after Erik's voted out James actually speaks up (which jurors are not supposed to do unless prompted by Probst) to make a joke about no longer being the dumbest Survivor ever.
  • Idiot Hero: Took several things for granted, but giving the immunity away was the death knell for any intelligence he may have had.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: His increasingly tangled and lengthy blond hair.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Blue irises, and he gets rather infamously duped at the final five by being too trusting.
  • Ironic Echo: Amanda guilt-slings him, saying "It's too late for I'm sorry." He does it to her in his FTC speech when she attempts to apologize for hurting his feelings.
  • Last of His Kind / The One Guy: Pre-merge, he was the only Fan left on the post-switch Malakal tribe. Post-merge, he was the only male left after the Black Widow Brigade took control.
  • Meaningful Echo: A quick one, but Erik, after being eliminated, ran out of Tribal once his torch was extinguished, just as Ami did when she was eliminated. Erik was the next boot choice after Ami before the merge.
  • Nice Guy: He says he's kind of glad he went when he did during the reunion because he didn't want to have to go down a dark path just to win. Kathy even says that he doesn't have a mean bone in his body.
  • Poor Communication Kills: One of the ways the Brigade justified his elimination was that he went around trying to make alliances left and right.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Gave up his immunity to show the jury he's a respectable guy. Guess who gets eliminated right then.
  • Shout-Out: Gets the post-merge tribe to be named "Dabu," a word used by orcs in Warcraft.
  • Stupid Good: See below.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He actually agreed to surrender his immunity at Tribal Council, which ironically was a scenario that played out on the second season of The Apprentice a few years earlier. The results for both were the same, and it shouldn't take you long to figure out what happened.note 
  • Would Hit a Girl: Dragged Eliza around and gave Amanda an FU during an early challenge!

    Alexis Jones

Tribe: Airai
Age: Beverly Hills, CA
From: 24
Occupation: Motivational Speaker

  • The Chick: In Parvati's side alliance after the swap (Parvati, Natalie, Alexis), Alexis is this.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Sent Amanda to Exile Island giving her the clue to the idol that Amanda used to eliminate her.
  • Nice Girl: Invoked, she is called this by the other castaways at one point.
  • Ms. Fanservice: While she doesn’t receive the same level of attention from the cameras as certain other examples, she’s definitely an attractive young woman.
  • Out-Gambitted: By Amanda's use of the Hidden Immunity Idol.
  • Out of Focus: Compared to the other members of the Black Widow Brigade and, unlike Natalie, doesn't get focus as the season draws to a close.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: Alexis was likely cast to fulfil the role of the Survivor Sporty Chick archetype. In the Survivor: Micronesia - TV Guide Preview show, she talked a lot about how much she loves football and playing sports.
  • The Rival: Amanda thought that Alexis was competing for Ozzy's affections/spot in his alliance. It wasn't entirely true or false.

    James Clement - Chinanote

Tribe: Malakal —-> Airai —-> Dabu
Age: 30
From: Lafayette, LA
Original Season: China

    Jason Siska

Tribe: Airai —-> Dabu
Age: 22
From: Fox River Grove, IL
Occupation: Gymnastics Coach

  • Action Hero: Though overpowered by his later episodes, he is pretty much the primary reason Airai won any challenges prior to the swap, being one of their best physical competitors.
  • Butt-Monkey: His last three episodes are pretty much an endless parade of the show mocking him.
  • Fan Boy: Of Ozzy.
  • Idiot Ball: In the span of a few episodes, he manages to become near-universally hated in his tribe, mistake a stick for the immunity idol (and compare himself to a god immediately afterward), give up immunity to get everyone food and only escape elimination due to Cirie and Parvati switching plans at the last moment, and then find a REAL idol, but get blindsided with it just like Ozzy did the EPISODE BEFORE.
  • Jerk Jock: Would ostracize the older members, and steal palm fronds from their shelter. None of this was shown on camera.
  • Manipulative Editing / Nice Character, Mean Actor: According to the other Fans, he was arguably the most unbearable and obnoxious person on the tribe, which did not seem to make it to the cameras until after the tribal swap. Though at least it highlights how much of a dumbass he was.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Somehow believes a stick with a face is enough to be a hidden immunity idol. Comapare this to Bob's idol made with beads and sap, which actually looks really convincing.
  • Unknown Rival: To Ozzy on account of being challenge beasts, though a lot of that was in his own head.

    Oscar "Ozzy" Lusth - Cook Islands

Tribe: Malakal —-> Dabu
Age: 26
From: Venice, CA
Original Season: Cook Islands

  • Amazon Chaser: He found it really attractive that Amanda wrestled a four-foot shark.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: In his jury speech.
  • Call-Back: He employed Yau-Man's strategy in Fiji brilliantly in this season.
  • Chick Magnet: Starts making out with Amanda by episode 2. Alexis also starts getting very close to him after the merge because of their time together on exile.
  • The Dreaded: The primary reason he was eliminated early on was because they may not have a chance to eliminate the guy known for being exceptionally good at immunity challenges.
  • Entitled Bastard: His reaction to getting voted off comes across as this, seemingly unaware that other people have been voted off before and after him.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Did not react well to Parvati betraying him.
  • Flipping the Bird: His first jury appearance began with him flipping the bird to the rest of the cast.
  • The Hero: One of the best athletes on the entire season, to the point that Erik and Jason pretty much want to be him or beat him.
  • The Hero Gets Voted Out
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Yau-Man.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be rather arrogant and entitled, but shows a good deal of affection to his friends.
  • The Leader: This trait ends up being his downfall as his social and physical prowess makes him a huge endgame threat.
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Ozzy.
  • Ship Tease: With Amanda.
  • Shoot the Dog: He doesn't want to vote off Yau-Man and lobbied for him to stay, but he ultimately stuck with the majority to avoid being the odd man out.
  • Sore Loser: If his Ponderosa video and jury speech are any indications, he really didn't take his blindside well.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: To Parvati at Final Jury, even refusing to let her talk to defend herself.

    Eliza Orlins - Vanuatu

Tribe: Malakal —> Airai —-> Dabu
Age: 25
From: Manhattan, NY
Original Season: Vanuatu

  • Foreshadowing: Wished that James and Ozzy would get sick and had to be evacuated from the game
  • Jaw Drop: She reveled in Ozzy's blindside.
  • Kingmaker Scenario: The votes were cast 5-3. Natalie and Alexis both loved Parvati, Cirie felt betrayed by Amanda, and who knows why Jason voted the way he did. Meanwhile, James was best friends with Amanda, Ozzy was obsessed with her and Erik wanted to see what happened if there was a tie. If Eliza voted for Amanda, there would indeed have been a tie, but she gave it to Parvati.
  • My Elimination is the beginning: Almost singlehandedly started Ozzy's fall.
  • Older and Wiser: Played smarter than in Vanuatu, particularly when it came to earning other player’s respect and forming alliances.
  • The Perfectionist: Her casting archetype.
  • Plucky Girl: Pretty much fought for her spot on the jury since she was on the outs ever since the first episode.
  • Precision F-Strike: "It's just a fucking stick!"
  • Red Herring: Her getting sick in the early episodes seemed to have solidified her fate. It has nothing to do with her eventual elimination.
  • Taking You with Me: "If that's fake, then Ozzy must have the real one."
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Pretty much lambasts Amanda and Parvati for being the island Mean Girls during her final tribal council speech.

Voted Out

    Ami Cusack - Vanuatu

Tribe: Malakal
Age: 34
From: Golden, CO
Original Season: [2]

  • Being Good Sucks: Tried to play a much nicer, more under-the-radar game this season. It ends with her just missing the merge and leaving in tears.
  • Broken Bird: Her friend had committed suicide prior to the season and she was still feeling its effects, which is why she was rather emotional during her boot.
  • Character Development: Amy was nicer and less of an Ice Queen.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Not to the extent of her first season, but still noticeable.
  • Older and Wiser: Showed more flexibility than her previous outing, being willing to shift alliances to progress.
  • Out of Focus: Compared to Vanuatu; she only really got screen time as part of the Jonathan/Ami/Yau-Man/Eliza alliance on Malakal.
  • Plucky Girl: Certainly put up a fight when she was on the outs with Malakal, though it wasn’t enough.
  • Power Hair
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Compare her controlling, Queen pin behaviour from her original season and her rather subdued nature here.

    Tracy Hughes-Wolf

Tribe: Airai —-> Malakal
Age: 43
From: Fredericksburg, PA
Occupation: Residential Builder

  • The Chessmaster: She used her manipulations to convince the younger members to vote each other out, keeping her minority alliance safe. It shouldn't be understated how much she was screwed by the swap and put into a really bad position. Had Chet decided to tough his injury it, she would have orchestrated Ozzy's blindside.
  • The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: She is a residential builder by trade, yet the Airai group didn't have a shelter by Day 1. Subverted because Jason and the younger tribe members ignored everything she said. Thus, she built her own rather quickly.
  • The Woman Behind The Man: Tracy was the one who was really calling the shots on Airai (Fan's Tribe) even though Joel was the leader.
  • Older Than She Looks: She looked pretty good for a then 43-year-old.
  • The Smart Girl
  • Worthy Opponent: To the Favorites. She and Joel were the first fans specifically taken out by them.

    Kathy Sleckman note

Tribe: Airai
Age: 45
From: Glen Ellyn, IL
Occupation: Golf Course Vendor

  • All of the Other Reindeer: She lost both Tracy and Chet to the swap, which meant she had zero real friends on the new Airai tribe.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Of all the "Fans", she's one of the few who has clearly watched every season.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: She sometimes makes strange comments (see Innocently Insensitive below) and is a huge Survivor fangirl, resulting in her coming off as somewhat eccentric.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Penner's evacuation marked a distinct turning point in Kathy's gameplay, leaving her a wreck. She says that Penner was her only genuine friend on the island when the rest treat her like an outcast. Coupled with the deplorable living conditions of the Airai island, she started having dark thoughts and even considered cutting her pinky off to get a medevac.
  • Innocently Insensitive: She makes weird comments about Chet's homosexuality and Tracy's implants, marking her as the "crazy woman" of the tribe. However, they become her closest friends as the season progresses.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: When asked a question about Mary at the Fans first Tribal Council, Kathy (who had spent majority of the last few days on Exile Island) asks "Mary Who?". This is ironic since Mary is one of the least visible characters on the show.
  • Non-Gameplay Elimination: She quit, following a mental breakdown.

    Chet Welch

Tribe: Airai
Age: 48
From: Ford City, PA
Occupation: Pageant Coach

  • Butt-Monkey: Best exemplified in the episode 5 reward challenge.
  • Camp Gay
  • Friend to All Living Things: Or chickens, anyway.
  • The Load: The only reason he survived as long as he did was everyone wanting to use him as a pawn, which Mary, Mikey, and Joel could not be.
  • Manipulative Editing: According to Kathy, he is very helpful around camp, but was painted as a total loser and a Lazy Bum by editing.
  • Suicide by Cop: Asked to be voted out to prevent Malakal from losing to members.
  • That's Gotta Hurt: When he was dragged by Joel through one of the obstacle courses like he was an inanimate object.

    Jonathan Penner - Cook Islands note

Tribe: Malakal
Age: 45
From: Los Angeles, CA
Original Season: Cook Islands]

Jonathan would return for a third in 2012, in Survivor: Philippines.

    Joel Anderson

Tribe: Airai —> Malakal
Age: 32
From: Avondale, AZ
Occupation: Firefighter

  • Accidental Misnaming: Ozzy accidentally calls him "Troy" during the tribal swap. Joel probably did not appreciate it.
  • The Big Guy/The Brute: The reason Ozzy chose him was to counteract James, who had been Natalie's pick.
  • Jerkass with a Heart of Gold/Everyone Has Standards: Downplayed, as the show wanted to build up to his animosity against the older tribe memebers, but he wasn't fond of how Mikey B called the shots and immediately ostracized the older people. In his own words, when he turned on Mikey B, he would rather three people who were weak in challenges than one chaos maker.
    • He recalls that Jason would blow up on Chet for something and he calls Chet over to just ignore Jason because he sucks.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Despite multiple opportunities to kick Chet out and keep the tribe strong, he opts to kick out Mikey B because of his personal dislike of the guy. Come the swap, he's still partnered up with Chet and even loses a challenge he had to drag him along. This isn't to say this is Chet's fault either, because he was actively hampering his commands during a challenge.
  • Lack of Empathy: This exchange should tell you everything.
    Chet: I hit my head back there.
    Joel: I don't care.
    Chet: I know.
  • Out-Gambitted: By Cirie and Tracy.
  • Shadow Archetype: to James. Both Joel and James are the Hulk casting archetype.
  • The Plan: His plan to get rid of Mary so he can undercut Mikey B's influence.
  • The Starscream: Was not pleased by Mikey B and his attempt at leading the tribe.

    Michael "Mikey B." Bortone

Tribe: Airai
Age: 34
From: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Aspiring Writer

  • Ascended Fanboy: Mikey been loyally watching since season 2
  • False Friend: Mikey B attempted to invoke this against Joel but failed.
  • I Coulda Been a Contender!: In any other season, the duo of Mikey and Mary would have done fine - in the Fans tribe, he was outdone by the rest of his tribe wanting to pull off big moves, especially Joel and Tracy, who were especially threatened by his scheming.
  • Informed Ability: Was said to be a good asset for challenges, cited by Jason as a reason to keep him around. He's not particularly great, but maybe compared to Chet.
  • Jerkass: Once the tribes hit the beach, he immediately determined who are the most expendable members of the tribe and alienated them.
  • Leader Wannabe: Being a superfan, he wanted to be the big man and immediately tried placing himself in this position. This is what placed a target on his back.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: "Mikey B"
  • Out-Gambitted: By Joel.

    Yau-Man Chan - Fiji

Tribe: Malakal
Age: 56
From: Martina, CA
Original Season: Fiji

  • Cool Old Guy: Fairplay tries to take both individual immunity necklaces. Yau-man rams into him, takes both of the necklaces and gives one to Kathy.
  • I Coulda Been a Contender!: A strong competitor that reached the Fallen Angel stage on Fiji, eliminated early because of his reputation.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Jon, Jonathan and Ozzy.
  • Kid-Appeal Character
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Elimination in this case, unfortunately, Cirie pulled one over on him quite early into the game by convincing Parvati to vote Yau-Man out in exchange for joining her alliance.
  • The Smart Guy: Makes fire within the first thirty minutes upon landing on the beach, using his glasses and a drop of water.
  • Team Dad: As the oldest member on Malakal.
  • Worthy Opponent: The primary reason he was voted out instead of, say, Penner.

    Mary Sartain

Tribe: Airai
Age: 29
From: Emeryville, CA
Occupation: Real Estate Manager

  • Living Prop: "Mary Who?" indeed. It's doubly funny when one finds out that Mary rarely spoke to most of the tribe other than Mikey B, and none of them really knew who she was.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Ship Tease: With Mikey B. This is what gotten her voted out.

    Jon "Jonny Fairplay" Dalton - Pearl Islands

Tribe: Malakal
Age: 33
From: Los Angeles, CA
Original Season: Pearl Islands

  • Affably Evil
  • Call-Back: References the "Dead Grandma" lie while working on the beach.
  • Character Development: A massive douche in his premiere season, comes back marginally more mellow and as a loving father.
  • Dead Star Walking: Heavily used to promote the season, one of the primary focuses of the first episode in terms of strategic play, and gone at the end of the very same episode.
  • Evil Gloating
  • For Want of a Nail: The ramifications of his quit on Survivor history are massive, as he saved Parvati from being voted out first. Had Parvati been the first boot she never would have returned for Heroes vs Villains and the series would be without one of its most iconic and influential players. Furthermore, Fairplay himself likely would have ended up on Heroes vs Villains which would have radically changed the dynamic of that season.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: There's speculation that he didn't quit to be with his pregnant wife, but that he was still suffering after effects from an injury he received from Danny Bonaduce at the Fox Reality Awards a few weeks before the season started filming.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He quit to be with his pregnant wife.
  • Large Ham
  • Mauve Shirt: Literally and figuratively.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Jonny Fairplay
  • Sudden Sequel Elimination Syndrome: Jonny made the finale and just one immunity challenge from winning Pearl Islands. Here, Jonny asked to be voted out and he was the first to leave.
  • Suicide by Cop
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: While he isn't that hideous, his wife is a former America's Next Top Model contestant...
  • V-Sign
  • Villain Decay: Went from the single most villainous person to ever play Survivor to someone who decided to troll the show by asking to be voted out.


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