- A House Divided: The original members post merge.
- Cool Old Guys: The original lineup.
- Dwindling Tribe: Starting in the third episode immunity, La Mina would go on a losing streak and ended up in the minority in the merge and was picked off one by one. The reason the tribe wasn't completely pagong post-merge was Terry's immunity streak.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The original members.
- Terry = Choleric.
- Shane = Sanguine.
- Bruce = Leukine.
- Dan = Supine.
- The Quisling: Shane and Bruce post merge.
- Team Spirit
- A House Divided
- Amazon Brigade: Originally.
- Big, Screwed-Up Family: Post-swap. They were among the craziest tribes in Survivor history, but they were rather close.
- Cool Old Ladies: Invoked. The original lineup consisted of the four eldest women.
- Dysfunction Junction: After the switch, It looked like all eccentric (Aras, Courtney and Shane) people on the season ended up on the this tribe.
- Dwindling Party: 3 of the 4 original members was voted out before the merge.
- Four-Girl Ensemble: Originally.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The original members.
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple: At first.
- Irony: The post tribe tribe picked themselves.
- Paper Tiger: Aras once referred to Casaya as this. Thankfully for him, he was wrong.
- Purple Is Powerful: Starting in the third episode
- Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits: Trope Codifier for Survivor.
- The Rival: To La Mina, later to Terry.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork
- With Friends Like These...
- World of Ham
A yoga instructor from the original Viveros tribe, and the de facto leader of the newly formed Casaya tribe. Despite being seen by his tribe as somewhat of a ditz with questionable methods at times, Aras was perhaps the only thing keeping the most dysfunctional tribe ever put together in Survivor from splitting apart. Whether it be through mediation of the bigger personalities or a general tough challenge performance, Aras can be credited with dragging his tribe into the merge with the majority, where he then faced the problem of Terry Deitz and his impressive challenge performance, which threatened the chances of a Casaya member winning the game.
Despite having numerous close shaves, and an immunity win at the Final 4 being the only thing keeping him from going home, he was saved by Danielle at the Final 3 after she won immunity and booted his arch-rival from the game. After yet another close shave after badly injuring himself during the Day 39 feast, he went on to face the jury where despite accusations of being a Lazy Bum, he went on to beat Danielle 5-2 in the jury vote and become the twelfth Sole Survivor.
Seven years and fifteen seasons later, Aras later returned to play again in Blood vs. Water.
- Berserk Button: After Terry suggested that a person's spouse is more important of a loved one than one's parents (in order to justify why he picked Cirie to see her husband over Aras seeing his mom during the Reward Challenge), we get to see up close how much Aras really dislikes Terry.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Especially his method for trying to start a fire on the original Viveros tribe; it's likely that all his... eccentricities were overlooked thanks to being on the same tribe as Courtney and Shane (who were both even crazier than he was).
- Cool Teacher: He even taught Parvati Yoga.
- Defeating the Undefeatable: Broke Terry's immunity streak.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: His journey to the end was certainly not a smooth one:
- First, Aras ended up on Casaya, the biggest Ragtag Bunch of Misfits of a tribe that the show has ever seen, and he has to reign them all in and lead them in challenges in spite of La Mina being the clearly stronger tribe.
- Two, he had Terry breathing down his neck during the entire merge as well as suffering defeat after defeat from him in challenges while living under the threat of a MacGuffin that could eliminate Aras from the game any time Terry wanted to use it (by let's say throwing a challenge).
- Three, Aras also had to deal with Cirie and her Gambit Roulette, and the only way she got out of the picture was when Aras finally won immunity at the final four, forcing Terry and Danielle to vote for Cirie due no one else remaining.
- Finally, he had to convince the jury that he deserved the money over Danielle in spite of accusations from the jury that he was generally nothing but a Lazy Bum in Real Life.
- Fingore: Aras slipped on a bottle on day 39 and cut his finger.
- The Hero: Of Viveros, and eventually Casaya.
- Hot Teacher: He is a Yoga Instructor.
- Humble Pie: Aras stated that, between the days spent on Exile Island, the constant losses to Terry at Immunity Challenges, and getting cuts on his body from tripping on the rocks on Day 39, his ego was crushed over the course of the season.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Cirie.
- Kid Hero: By comparison, since he is the youngest player in the season.
- Last of His Kind: In addition to being the Sole Survivor, once Austin was voted out at the Top 9, Aras was the last remaining member of the original Viveros tribe.
- The Leader: Of Casaya. Without him, they probably would have fallen apart within days.
- Mr. Fanservice
- Nice Guy
- Only Sane Man: Of the Casaya Four. A recurring theme in the early episodes is one of the other members (usually Shane or Courtney) doing something ridiculous or fighting with another member of the alliance, with Aras just watching in disbelief and trying to smooth things over. In particular, Aras is the one that held the Casaya Four together by persuading Shane not to quit on Day 6.
- The Rival: To Terry, to a huge degree.
- Sole Survivor: The winner of Survivor: Panama.
- Spiky Hair: So pronounced that, at the reunion, Jeff Probst asked Aras how he managed to keep it up throughout the entirety of his duration on the island. Aras said that Cirie and some of the other girls helped him out in maintaining it.
- Surrounded by Idiots: More like Surrounded by Crazy People.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome
- Team Dad: Despite being the youngest person on Casaya, he usually came across as the most mature and authoritative members of the tribe, often resolving conflicts.
- Wham Line: Aras told Danielle he was done with Shane. He elaborates on this further in a confessional.
- Worthy Opponent: Terry's words while voting for him says it all.
A medical sales representative from the original Bayoneta tribe, and one of the reasons Casaya was such a dysfunctional tribe. A competitive and aggressive person by nature, Danielle fought with Shane on what seemed like a daily basis, and it was only thanks to the efforts of Aras that she didn't actually kill him. After the merge, when the possibility of her alliance being torn apart by the challenge-dominating Terry seemed imminent, she made several decisions that saw her voting out her own alliance, including Courtney, Shane, and eventually Cirie after voting with Terry at the Final Four. However, after winning the final immunity challenge, she backstabbed Terry and saved Aras from almost certain elimination, where she went on to lose to him in the jury vote 5-2.
- Alliterative Name
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl
- Afraid of Blood: Danielle admitted this after Aras' accident and it showed.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: By the end of the game she had betrayed quite a few close allies. The most stinging example would be Terry.
- Competition Freak
- Deadpan Snarker
- Femme Fatale
- Gag Boobs: Those breast implants swing back and forth between hypnotic and hilarious.
- Hero Killer: The last episode saw Danielle directly eliminating two major and fan favorite players this season, namely Cirie and Terry.
- Hospital Hottie: Danielle is a medical sales representative, and is quite attractive.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Bruce. Coincidentally, Her name is the same with Bruce's Daughter.
- The Lancer: To Casaya. She's arguably The Hero of Bayonetta beforehand.
- Last of Her Kind: The last remaining member of the original Bayoneta tribe.
- Lazy Bum: Shane accused her of being one a few times.
- Male Gaze: Mostly due to the Boobs.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Shane.
- Statuesque Stunner: Danielle is the tallest woman of the season.
- Ungrateful Bitch: To Terry.
A fighter pilot from the original and switched La Mina tribe, Terry was lauded by almost everyone for his incredibly physical prowess, which saw him win several key immunity challenges both pre-merge and post-merge. After La Mina went into the merge in the minority and his fellow three tribemates Nick, Austin and Sally were all voted out in succession, it was only thanks to continuous immunity wins and an over-powered Hidden Immunity Idol that he managed to worm his way far into the game, where he made an enemy of almost the entire Casaya tribe (most notably Aras), thanks to differing world views, values, and general attitude. Thanks to a late-game team-up with Danielle, he seemed almost destined to be in the finals. However, he ended up losing the final immunity challenge to Danielle, who despite promising him she would take him, sent him to the jury in 3rd place.
Terry was eventually chosen to compete in Survivor: Cambodia
- The Ace
- Ace Pilot
- Always Someone Better: Especially to Aras.
- Competition Freak
- Cool Old Guy
- Crippling Overspecialization: Terry is arguably the most dominant challenge competitor the show has ever seen, but he is decidedly lacking in the social and strategic components of the game.
- Determinator: You gotta hand it to the guy who outstays his old tribe's Pagonging by continuously winning immunities.
- Fish out of Water: Once his tribe is gone and he's stuck living with the Casaya tribe. It doesn't help that Casaya is not only absolutely crazy (while he's a straight-laced military guy), but their political beliefs are also diametrically opposed.
- Failure Hero: Though he dominates in challenges, every single attempt of his to take over the game ended up falling apart. With the numbers not on his side at the merge, Terry tried to lure several of Casaya's fringe players (Bruce and Danielle) away by pointing out they were likely at the bottom of the tribe's power rankings once La Mina was eliminated. It didn't work, and the rest of his teammates were Pagonged while Casaya's alliance held firm. When Casaya was finally forced to turn on each other starting at the Final 6, Terry felt out people who might be willing to work with him, but the ones he wanted to take to the Final 2 (Courtney and Shane) were each swiftly eliminated by Aras, Cirie, and Danielle. He finally gets Danielle on his side at the Final 4 to force a tie vote against Aras and Cirie and it pays off, with Cirie going home and putting Aras alone against Terry and Danielle. Come the Final Immunity Challenge, Danielle actually wins, and Terry thinks that he has a spot in the Finals. But it turns out to actually be his undoing, as Danielle worries about which of the two guys she might actually have the best chance against in the finals, ultimately voting picking Aras to take with her and leaving Terry voted off just before the end.
- Grumpy Old Man: Being on the outs with a tribe of crazy people can do that to you.
- Happily Married
- The Hero: Of La Mina.
- Heroic Build
- Last of His Kind: The last remaining member of La Mina (of both carnations).
- Meaningful Echo: During the 12th episode, Danielle and Terry agreed on the person who comes in last in the Final Immunity Challenge would be voted out. Guess what happens.
- The Neidermeyer: Comes of as this to Casaya towards the end of the game.
- Never My Fault: At the final four reward challenge, Terry freaked when Aras won and tried to protest the latter's win. Terry was overruled.
- Rated M for Manly
- The Rival: To Aras.
- Showy Invincible Hero: Though he turned out to be not so invincible by the end.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky
- Team Dad: On La Mina.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: As the game goes on, presumably out of frustration with constantly being on the outs.
- Villainous Underdog: Despite being on the outs for the entirety of the merge, he is arguably the season's main antagonist.
- Worthy Opponent
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Courtesy of Danielle.
A nurse from the original and switched Casaya tribe, many thought Cirie would be one of the first people booted thanks to having little to no outdoor experience (even being afraid of leaves), and her initial position as one of the outsiders of the new Casaya tribe seemed to confirm this. However, after surviving into the merge, her adeptness of the game began to show - she managed to win a social reward challenge based on knowing her tribemates, and she even managed to orchestrate the elimination of a former tribemate at the final six by making sure every single person in the tribe voted the way she wanted them to vote, splitting the vote 3-2-1. After tucking Aras under her wing, she almost seemed like a surefire lock for the finals; however, the only thing that could possibly have screwed up her game happened at the Final 4 - Aras winning immunity. With Terry's hidden immunity idol in play, Cirie was forced into a tiebreaker with Danielle, where she narrowly lost to her former tribemate and was sent to the jury in 4th place.
- Badass Adorable
- Big Beautiful Woman
- Breakout Character: Cirie easily became one of the most popular and respected Castaways to play the game and won the fan favorite award at the reunion.
- Genius Bruiser: Is clearly a very smart player, but her being chubby does not help in the physical challenges, with the exception of challenges that involve brawling, in which she easily demolishes all other female players.
- Happily Married: As seen in the loved ones visit and the reunion.
- Last of Her Kind: She was the last remaining member of the original Casaya tribe by a great margin. Not only did Tina, Melinda, and Ruth Marie not make the merge, they were respectively the first, second, and fourth contestants voted out.
- The Smart Girl: And how. She's considered one of the most brilliant mental players in Survivor history, and her Triple Play move is also considered one of the most brilliant moves in the history of the game.
- Spanner in the Works: Completely changed the face of the game and screwed up both Terry and Shane's plans by getting Aras and Danielle to join her in voting Courtney out.
- Took a Level in Badass: One of the storylines of the season was Cirie going from being totally clueless as to how to survive in the wild (she was scared of leaves) to ending up perfectly capable of handling herself in the outdoors and probably the most strategically sound player in the game.
- Verbal Tic: Has a habit of bursting out into laughter at the end of her confessionals. Sometimes she can't even hold out that long, particularly if she's talking about something ridiculous a member of the Casaya Four has done.
- Worthy Opponent
A Marketing Executive and Single Dad from Los Angeles, California. Having just stopped smoking the day before, Shane struggled with Nicotine Withdrawal. This was made worse by not only him ending up with Casaya, but Shane making an alliance by swearing on his son's life with the crazy people of the tribe. Shane wanted to quit, but Aras talked him out of it. Despite entering the merge with numbers, Terry's immunity streak along with an last minute change up made by Cirie at the last tribal council sent him packing at fifth.
- Aloof Ally: Towards Courtney and Danielle.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Courtney.* Competition Freak: Shane states he hates losing.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Too many examples to count. Of particular note, towards the end of the game he starts carrying a block of driftwood around, insisting that it's his Blackberry. (He even tells the confession cam that he's sending emails on it.)
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Most of his outbursts seem to come out of nowhere, and are very surprising.
- Irony: During the schoolyard pick, Shane picked one of the people he would hate the most, Courtney to be with him.
- Jaw Drop: When he was getting votes and was blindsided.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He has many abrasive moments, but shows a softer side as well, especially with his son.
- The Lancer: To La Mina.
- Large Ham: Sometimes breaks into shouting, often over unexpected things.
- Lean and Mean: Aside from an awkward pose as pointed out of on TheFunny115
- Manchild: "I'm thirty-four going on twelve." His son even confirms this by the end of the season.
- Mood-Swinger: As a result quitting cigarettes the day before the game.
- Naked People Are Funny: The otherwise-moving scene of Bruce's medical evacuation is somewhat undermined by the fact that Shane is wandering around the front of the shot completely naked.
- No Indoor Voice: Particularly when dealing with Courtney or Danielle.
- Plucky Comic Relief: His often erratic behavior made for many humorous moments.
- Punny Name: His son's name is Boston Powers
- Reality Show Genre Blindness: Did nobody tell him he wouldn't get cigarettes in the game?
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Toward Aras and Danielle at the Final Tribal Council.
- Sanity Slippage: As a result of Nicotine withdrawal, the game itself and being trapped with crazy people.
- Shoo Out the Clowns
- Suicide by Cop: Attempted to do this in the second episode but was talked out of it by Aras.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky
- Testosterone Poisoning
A Fire Dancer on the original Bayoneta. Minutes after stepping on Bayoneta, she would establish herself as weird. Once she became Casaya, Courtney would immediately align with Shane, who she would butt heads with. Although the merge as initially smooth sailing, Terry's immunity streak would force the former Casaya to turn on each other. Courtney decided to align with Terry. However, Cirie, deeming her the biggest threat because she would go to the final two, Arranged for her ouster and voted out in 6th place.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Her tribemates openly suspected that her tempestuous relationship with Shane was covering for a crush. Although in this case, it's the guy who has the sudden mood swings. When Courtney and Shane were left all alone, with Terry on Exile Island, Bruce evacuated out of the game, and everyone else on a reward, it sure seemed like they would get it on eventually. Instead it ended with Shane threatening to drive to her "shitty" apartment and kill her.
- Butt-Monkey: Exemplified in The Touchy Subject's challenge. See The Pawn below.
- Cassandra Truth/Dumbass Has a Point: In her argument with Aras, Courtney points out if Terry has the idol he would not give it up. Considering the idol at the time was used after the votes was revealed, This was a good assumption. And she was right in the end as Terry did not use it on anyone
- The Chew Toy: Gets mocked by most the rest of the cast.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Her somewhat oblivious nature combined with her focus on alternative spirituality gives this impression.
- Comically Missing the Point: After one of Shane's rage fueled tirades against Courtney, which included a death threat, Courtney was only upset that he belittled her apartment.
- Cute Bruiser: She's a very good athlete.
- The Ditz: Not necessarily stupid, but certainly oblivious to how shes perceived.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: As seen at the final 7 reward challenge.
- The Gadfly: Occasionally needles Shane for fun.
- Granola Girl: Frequently explains spiritual energies, animal signs, and other alt concepts.
- Ms. Fanservice: Shes a pretty, young, athletic woman with a red and black swimsuit.
- The Pawn: Courtney was the final two option for almost everyone on the merged Gitanos tribe, perhaps except for Cirie (who didn't understand why). She annoyed EVERYONE.
- Plucky Comic Relief: Shes often the odd woman out, but her interactions make her quite humorous.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly girl to Danielle's tomboy.
- Unwitting Pawn: Was the victim of the Cirie/Aras/Danielle vote off, headed by Cirie, to prevent Courtney from reaching the finals to fulfill her destiny as a final two goat.
Martial Arts Instructor and Art teacher placed on the original La Mina. After the elimination of Melinda, he was placed on Casaya, where he was an outsider. He was nearly voted out in episode five due to a conflict with Aras, but was Saved by Danielle. When the tribes merged, La Mina attempted to Bruce to flip, but he didn't budge. Bruce was evacuated in 7th place due to severe constipation.
- Badass Bookworm: An old schoolteacher who held his own until sickness forced him out.
- Butt-Monkey: Bruce was exiled twice consecutively and was eventually eliminated in a painful way.
- Cool Old Guy: Mostly liked and respected by the tribe, despite his occasional crabbiness and wine-stealing.
- Cool Teacher: Both a martial arts instructor and an art teacher.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Danielle and Bobby. His friendship with the former is what saved him from eliminated at his first tribal council. Coincidentally, his Daughter's name is Danielle.
- Non-Gameplay Elimination: The second person to be evacuated from the show in almost five years and ten seasons.
- Out-of-Character Moment: When Aras asked him was it appropriate to work on his rock garden when they has having trouble making fire, Bruce bluntly told him to get more fire. This cause the two men to argue and nearly gotten Bruce out of the game.
- Sixth Ranger: To Casaya.
A social worker on the Bayoneta tribe. Once she became on La Mina, Sally would become an Outsider with Misty's blindside. She was exiled in the sixth episode, which saved her from certain elimination. When the merge happen, Sally's luck didn't improve and she was eventually voted out in 8th place due to Terry's immunity.
- Alliterative Name
- Born Unlucky / Butt-Monkey: Sally was consistently in the minority since Day 8.
- The Chick: To La Mina post-merge.
- Everyone Loves Blondes: Well-liked by all her tribes.
- Girlish Pigtails: Her general hairstyle.
- Ms. Fanservice: A very pretty young woman with Zettai Ryouiki.
- Shout-Out: She wears her hair in Princess Leia buns during the Final Tribal Council.
- The Smurfette Principle: Sally very quickly became the last woman standing once Casaya started their winning streak.
- Tempting Fate: On her first fishing trip, Sally claim she should have practiced with the spear more. This would come true as she lost the spear on her first use on it.
- Those Two Girls: With Misty on La Mina.
- The Unfavorite: Sally revealed her Divorce made her one to her parents.
A writer on the viveros tribe. When switched to La Mina, Austin would join Terry and Dan to form an Men's alliance. However, La Mina's losing streak cost them the numbers advantages. Because of Terry's immunity streak and not up the hidden Immunity idol, Austin was voted out in 9th.
- American Accents: Austin sports a strong southern accent.
- Informed Attribute: Austin claimed he can't help but flirt with women. We don't see that and he even chose to be in a men's alliance over one with two beautiful women.
- The Lancer: To Terry during the merge.
- Nice Guy: His comforting of Sally over her rough relationship with her parents stands out.
- The Strategist: Primary one on La Mina.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Enacted at the first individual immunity challenge to avoid being voted out.
An Accountant on the Viveros tribe. When transferred to La Mina, Nick was on the men's alliance. Unlike his friend, Nick was much quieter contestant. However, They entered the merge without Numbers. When Terry won immunity, Nick was voted out for being the biggest threat.
- The Big Guy: To La Mina.
- Heroic Build: Nick might not be a full blown Mr. Fanservice but he have a some amazing abs.
- Last Words: Instead of the usual pleasantries or bitter rants people give when they are voted off, Nick gives a quite possibly epic final words dovetailing his experience on the show with his (what appears to be libertarian) political beliefs.
- Out of Focus
- The Quiet One
- The Stoic: Best example is when Sally lost the spear. He kept calm and told the panicky Sally that everything is going to be okay.
- Those Two Guys: With Austin.
- Worthy Opponent
An Retired Astronaut who was originally placed on La Mina. He immediately befriended Terry based on flying backgrounds. After the switch, Dan was in an comfortable men's alliance. In the last pre merge immunity challenge, Dan fowled up, costing his tribe the win. With the target, Sally, On Exile Island, Dan was voted out for weakness.
- Cool Old Guy: Hes almost universally liked by his tribemates.
- Face Elimination With Dignity: After messing up in the immunity challenge, he completely owns up to his shortcoming and admits freely that he deserves to be voted out over the other three men.
- Graceful Loser: Accepts his vote-out and states he was just grateful to have another adventure.
- Number Two: To Terry.
- Retired Badass: He's a former astronaut. His tribe certainly respected him enough to think of him as this.
Bobby "Bobdawg" Mason
An attorney from the original Viveros tribe and the newly formed Casaya tribe. Bobby, or "Bobdawg" as he's better known outside of the show, is best known outside of Survivor for his commentary surrounding the show and how early boots such as himself are portrayed, as well as having one of the most eclectic backgrounds ever. Unfortunately for him, he was also stuck on Casaya, one of the craziest tribes ever put together, where he was forced to deal with people who not only wanted to vote him out, but also some legitimately crazy people. After going off on Courtney for annoying him over a bottle of wine that he drank with Bruce, plus the possibility of him flipping over to La Mina at the merge looming, he was voted out by the women of Casaya in 12th place.
- Ascended Fanboy: He was barely shown during his season, leading one to think that he may have been boring, but post show Bobby is perhaps one of the most well liked, quotable and fun cast members around. Check out his thread on Survivor Sucks where he dishes about his experiences on the show and why the editing screwed him over. It's surprisingly insightful.
- Badass Boast: Describes his starting tribe (the younger men) as the "young beefcake crowd," and describes himself as the charter member and president.
- The Big Guy: To the new Casaya.
- Black Dude Get voted out First: And was the first man to be voted off his season too (the first four boots were all female, while he was the fifth to leave).
- Genius Bruiser: A very strong man and an intelligent attorney, though his intelligence was not shown much on camera.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Bruce.
- Knight in Sour Armor: Because he was stuck on what was possibly the most dysfunctional tribe ever.
- Lazy Bum: Was seen as one by his tribe.
- Only Sane Man: Besides Cirie.
- Out of Focus: Doesnt get much attention, and most of the attention he does get is negative.
- Shout-Out: In his first confessional, He called Casaya to the The Golden Girls and Bayoneta The Spice Girls.
- Tattooed Crook: After he and Bruce steal the rest of the tribes wine.
- Two First Names
Real-estate agent from the original Casaya tribe and the newly formed La Mina tribe. While she was initially branded as a strong competitor by her tribemates thanks to winning the first reward challenge, she was less well-received on La Mina thanks to the prominence of the all-guy alliance, and was sent home in 13th place after being perceived as weak.
- Cool Old Lady: She was one who won the older women the first challenge. The tribe respected her judging by the voting confessionals.
- Girlish Pigtails: Very feminine and wears her hair in two small braids.
- Graceful Loser: In her post-elimination interview during the recap episode, she says she was lied to and deceived, but she doesnt blame anyone because thats the name of the game.
- I Was Quite a Looker: According to her Pre-Game Profile, Ruth-Marie was a former beauty queen in the 70's.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Voted out fourth.
A missile engineer and former beauty queen from the original Bayonetta tribe. The first person to ever be sent to Exile Island, Misty was sent to the newly formed La Mina tribe after the swap, where she ended up being the first target of the all-guy alliance and sent home in 14th place.
- Brainy Brunette: Misty is a Missile Engineer, after all.
- The Charmer: Attempted to work the younger men and failed.
- I Coulda Been a Contender!: Terry's explanation for getting rid of her is that she was too intelligent to keep around. In addition, her elimination arguably contributed to beginning La Minas losing streak.
- Ms. Fanservice: A very beautiful woman, and she tried (and failed) to use it to her advantage.
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: She is eliminated because Terry and Dan fear she will be too dangerous at the merge and because they dont want to break their previous pact with Ruth-Marie. Her elimination, however, contributes to La Minas losing streak, which leads to the Ruth-Marie alliance being broken the very next round, Dan being eliminated before the merge, and Terry entering the merge with a terrible numbers disadvantage that essentially requires him to win every immunity.
- The Smart Girl: What led to her elimination. Terry and Dan recognized her intelligence and feared she would be a threat post-merge.
- The Tease: Not that it saved her from elimination.
Singer/Entertainer from the original and new Casaya tribe. The variety of people from different backgrounds and beliefs coming into the new tribe made it hard for her to fit in, and once they lost the first immunity challenge she and Cirie were told outright one of them would be leaving. While they both rallied to have Shane voted out after expressing a desire to quit, Melinda was ultimately voted out in 15th place.
- The Cassandra: Melinda more or less predicted her elimination her in her first confessional after the tribe switch.
- Everyone Loves Blondes: Was seen as a kind lady by most of her tribemates, though it wasnt enough to save her.
- The Load: Was viewed as this by Aras and is what led to her elimination.
- Out of Focus: We don't really get to see her interactions with the rest of the reformed Casaya. There's hints that she has trouble relating to most of them.
- Surfer Dude: Talked like this in her Elimination Statement and stated she didn't want to be like this.
A lumberjill and the leader of the original Casaya tribe. Tina was originally supposed to be in the preceding season, but her only son died in a car accident shortly before filming, and Amy O'Hara replaced her. After initially taking charge and running a tight ship, the death of her son only a few months earlier was too much for her, and Cirie was able to take her lack of focus on the game and her perceived bossiness as an excuse to vote her out.
- Cool Old Lady: The women was an lumberjill and was the one who made Casaya hospitable.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Stated this in the rites of passage.
- History Repeats: Tina later competed on another reality show called Ultimate Survival Alaska where her team was the lowest performing of the season. Her brother Rob also competed on The Amazing Race and didn't fare much better than she did.
- Large Ham: Especially win banging on her chest and yelling.
- Mood Whiplash: Her son died only a few months before the game. This is revealed (to the Confession Cam) rather abruptly midway through the episode.
- Outliving Ones Offsping: Tina's son died in a Car accident just months before she was supposed to went on Guatemala. This was mentioned after the original Casaya lost the first challenge of the season.
- Wild Hair.