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The Tribes

    Coyopa 

  • Butt-Monkey: Before the tribe switch, Coyopa lost all but two challenges. One of those challenges was won only because of Drew throwing it. After the shuffle, the tribe dynamic was no better, and they lost every challenge after that.
  • Color Motif: Amber, which is a shade of both Orange and Yellow. Fittingly, the tribe's buff itself is Orange (as is the shirt of the tribe's Team Dad), while the banner (and the outfit most of the original members were wearing) are more Yellowish. Though some members were wearing Reddish (Josh and Baylor specifically), Orange is a combination of Red and Yellow.
  • Failure Tribe: They are one of worst tribes in Survivor history.
  • Four-Philosophy Ensemble:
    • The original female members:
      • Baylor = The Cynic
      • Jaclyn = The Optimist
      • Val = The Realist
      • Nadiya = The Apathetic
    • The original male members:
      • John = The Cynic
      • Josh = The Realist
      • Alec = The Apathetic
      • Wes = The Optimist
      • Dale = The Conflicted
    • The Hunahpu transferees:
      • Missy = The Cynic
      • Kelley = The Realist
      • Keith = The Apathetic
      • Jon = The Optimist
    • The members who made the merge:
      • Josh = The Realist
      • Alec = The Cynic
      • Wes = The Optimist
      • Jaclyn = The Apathetic
      • Baylor = The Conflicted
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble:
    • The original female members:
      • Baylor = Choleric
      • Jaclyn = Leukine
      • Val = Melancholic
      • Nadiya = Sanguine
    • The original male members:
      • John = Choleric
      • Josh = Phlegmatic
      • Dale = Melancholic
      • Alec = Sanguine
      • Wes = Leukine
    • The Hunahpu transferees:
      • Missy = Choleric
      • Kelley = Phlegmatic
      • Keith = Sanguine
      • Jon = Leukine
    • The women post-tribal shuffle:
      • Missy = Choleric
      • Kelley = Phlegmatic
      • Baylor = Melancholic
      • Jaclyn = Leukine
    • The "couples" alliance:
      • Missy = Choleric
      • Jon = Sanguine
      • Baylor = Melancholic
      • Jaclyn = Leukine
    • The original members who made the merge:
      • Josh = Choleric
      • Alec = Sanguine
      • Wes = Phlegmatic
      • Jaclyn = Leukine
      • Baylor = Melancholic
  • Freudian Trio: The original remaining members; Dale is the Superego, Jaclyn is the Ego and Baylor is the Id.
  • A House Divided/Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Regardless of the tribal shuffle, they couldn't function as a team.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: The tribe is named after the Mayan god of thunder.
  • The Team: The original line-up had Josh as The Leader and The Smart Guy, both Wes and Alec as The Lancer, John as both The Big Guy and Token Evil Teammate, Dale as the Team Dad, Baylor as the Tagalong Kid, Jaclyn as The Chick and both Val and Nadiya as the Sacrificial Lions. The post-shuffle line-up is a little too complicated.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After losing three straight immunity challenges, they finally won in episode 4.

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    Hunahpu 

  • Big Eater: They did not ration out their food very well, becoming the first team since Season 2 to have to barter with Jeff for more food.
  • Color Motif: Blue.
  • Comically Lopsided Rivalry: They won all but two challenges, both before the tribe switch. One was lost due to Drew deliberately throwing the challenge, and the other when Keith faced off against his son. Even after the merge, the first two reward challenges were won by a team that included Natalie, Jeremy, and Reed, the only three remaining players never to leave Hunahpu. Subverted port-merge, as Natalie and Jeremy turned on post-swap Hunahpu to go with their original ally Missy, resulting in six of the seven post-swap Hunahpu members being eliminated in a row, leaving Natalie as the only standing post-swap member in the final six. Double Subverted with Natalie's near landslidenote  victory.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: The badass part is not hidden, but they're surprisingly a very quirky tribe for one who dominated the game pre-merge.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble:
    • The original female members:
      • Missy = Melancholic
      • Julie = Phlegmatic
      • Kelley = Leukine
      • Natalie = Sanguine
    • The original male members:
      • Jeremy = Choleric
      • Drew = Phlegmatic
      • Jon = Melancholic
      • Keith = Sanguine
      • Reed = Leukine
    • The original members post-shuffle:
      • Jeremy = Choleric
      • Nadiya = Sanguine
      • Julie = Phlegmatic/Melancholic
      • Reed = Leukine
    • The "Coyopa transfers + Reed" alliance:
      • Josh = Choleric
      • Wes = Sanguine
      • Alec = Phlegmatic
      • Reed = Leukine
  • A House Divided: The tribe's issues surfaced after losing immunity for the first time, as the men couldn't agree on who to vote out, resulting in four players getting votes at their only Tribal Council.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: The tribe is named after one of the Hero Twins of the Mayan Mythology. Becomes a Meaningful Name with Natalie's victory since she spent the entire game as an Angsty Surviving Twin after Nadiya being the first boot.
  • Showy Invincible Heroes: They are a very dominant tribe. They know it, and they sure damn show it. In a Deleted Scene on the CBS website, Wes even called the swapped Hunahpu the strongest tribe in Survivor history. Three of its original members (Keith, Jeremy and Kelley) even made the top five on their second time playing the game, with one (Jeremy) eventually winning.
  • The Team: The team dynamic is much more clear in in this tribe. The original line-up had Jeremy as The Leader, Natalie as The Lancer, Keith as The Big Guy, Jon as The Smart Guy, Missy as the Team Mom, both Reed and Kelley as The Chick, Julie as the Aloof Ally and Drew as the Token Evil Teammate.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Despite their issues, they managed to become one of the most successful tribes in Survivor history, pre and post shuffle.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: Jeremy outright called the Coyopa transfers (Josh, Alec and Wes) as such.

The Sole Survivor

    Natalie Anderson 
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Twin Sister of Nadiya who competed on two seasons of The Amazing Race together, finishing 4th in Season 21, and were the first team eliminated in All-Stars.

  • Action Girl: She's consistently the most physically competent female castaway this season.
  • Alone Among the Couples: She allied with the Missy/Baylor mother and daughter pair and the Jon/Jaclyn couple, though she's clearly more close to the former.
  • Angsty Surviving Twin: She cried for the first time in ten years upon the discovery that Nadiya was voted-off.
  • Animal Motifs: Natalie was associated with snakes all season, starting with episode four, when she engineered Drew's ouster.
  • Anti-Hero: Starts off as Good Is Not Nice, but then evolves into Knight In Sour Armor after Jeremy's blindside.
  • Best Served Cold: She held off her plans against Jon for four tribal council's after Jeremy's boot, gaining his trust in the interval so that he never saw it coming.
  • Break the Cutie: After Nadiya's elimination. She somewhat got better afterwards.
  • Bring It: Her response to John threatening to knock her teeth out.
  • Book-Ends: While her sister Nadiya was the first boot, Natalie ended up being the Sole Survivor.
  • The Chessmaster: Despite Nadiya getting voted off first, she managed to play a brilliant under-the-radar game where she was in the end game plans of many of the people who made the merge despite being a huge potential vote threat. She managed to get every vote after the Jeremy boot to go exactly the way she wanted it, including single-handedly saving Keith and Jaclyn because she needed them for later votes, and even made the final 3 without a single vote cast against her. Even when things didn't go her way, such as Jon winning immunity at 7, and Keith winning immunity at 5, she managed to turn those set backs around to put herself in an even better position.
  • Chewbacca Defense: After their tribal win in the third episode, Natalie just started yelling at John Rocker until he snapped back at her, telling her that he'd punch her teeth out if she was a man. John losing his temper at her was one of the reasons his tribe ended up turning on him, accomplishing her goal of getting him voted out.
  • Consolation Prize: After spending three hours battling Reed at the balancing immunity challenge in episode 10, she knew she was about to give out, and so she bartered a food prize out of Jeff in order for her to "give up" the challenge, Jeff delivering beer, pizza, and chicken for her right as she was about to lose anyway.
  • Crossover: She and her sister were contestants from another popular Reality Show competition before joining Survivor.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After two failed attempts at The Amazing Race, she finally won a reality show. Not only that, but in this game alone she had to deal with having her twin sister being the first boot, her most trusted ally being sent early at the merge as the second jury member and having a hard time to find a perfect time to blindside her most fierce competitor who was also responsible for said ally's boot.
  • Face Palm: Tribal Council in episode 10 was one long one for Natalie, as she had sit there and watch her alliance almost walk into an obvious blindside of Jon, which, while she wanted Jon out, would have evened up the numbers between the two alliances.
  • Flawless Victory: She's the eighth winner to win with No-Damage Run. note  The only reason why she lost jury votes was because of Jon & Baylor voting for their loved ones.
  • Genre Savvy: She's no stranger to Reality Show competitions, so it's a given.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She, along with her sister, were notorious Anti Villains on The Amazing Race for their loud bickering and cutthroat gameplay, and while she went after John Rocker in the third episode, having Nadiya voted out in the first episode eliminated all of their fighting, and forced her to play a much more subtle game to keep from getting targeted. This, along with her being one of the few Genre Savvy players on the season, made her a lot more likable.
  • The Hero: After Jeremy's blindside, she began to turn into this.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Natalie has a blonde streak at the end of her hair to help tell them apart.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Her explanation to Missy for getting rid of Baylor. In her post-victory interview, Natalie said that she felt bad when doing it.
  • Lady Swears-A-lot: Although its not shown much on screen, according to the other contestants, she curses like a sailor. This would come into full force during her post-victory interviews, most of which she gave the next day while still drunk from the victory party.
  • The Lancer: She is Jeremy's most trusted ally in their alliance, and is clearly his confidant. Becomes The Hero after his boot.
  • Last of His Kind: If you consider the tribal shuffle, then she's the last "pure-breed" Huhnapu in the game.
  • Lovable Traitor: Missy and Jaclyn took her to the final three despite her having blindsided both of their loved ones. note  Played even more so with Jon, who fully trusted her, even telling her about his second idol, despite her constantly plotting to vote him out.
  • No-Damage Run: The eighth winner to finish the game with no votes cast against her.
  • No Indoor Voice: Something that hasn't changed from The Amazing Race.
  • One of the Boys: Both Alec and Drew see her this way, as they both excluded her from the "women are sneaky" and "women are lazy" tirades that turned the women against them, which likely contributed to Alec voting for her to win in the end.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. She's the second Natalie in the show's pool of winners, the first being Natalie White.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Despite her desire to get Jon out for blindsiding Jeremy, she saved him from Reed's blindside plans by telling him to play his idol, so that she could take him out later when it benefited her the most.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The rest of her tribe, Missy especially, rallied around her back at camp after she found out Nadiya was voted out.
  • Out of Focus: Compared to other winners at least, as she got more airtime than many of her fellow cast members. She spent the first nine episodes of the season moving in and out of the background, partially due to Hunahpu winning all but one immunity challenge, leading to her going to tribal in only three of the first nine episodes, but also due to her flying largely under the radar prior to Jeremy's elimination. However, she did dominate airtime in the last five episodes once she started making moves.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her dress at the reunion.
  • Precision F-Strike: Censored, but obviously stated after Jeremy's blindside.
    Natalie: "What the____, Missy?!"
  • Purple Is Powerful: She's wearing a purple rainbow dolphin shirt throughout the game.
  • Revenge:
    • Natalie's main storyline following the merge, as she wanted to take out Jon for blindsiding Jeremy.
    • At the reunion, she said how she was inspired to play as hard as she did by Nadiya being voted off first, and wanted to take her revenge on everyone else by being the last one standing. In fact, other than Dale (who was voted out by Coyopa before the merge), she was either directly or indirectly responsible for the elimination of everyone who voted for Nadiya. John Rocker's response to her angry rant caused his alliance to turn on him, her telling John Misch to play his idol caused Keith to play his, and Wes to be voted out, she switched her vote to Alec to save Keith, and she used her idol on Jaclyn to eliminate Baylor.
  • Skunk Stripe: Black with blond highlights.
  • Smug Smiler: Her grin after Jon's boot is uncontrollable.
  • Sole Survivor: The twenty-eighth winner of the show.
  • Strategy Versus Tactics: Except for those times that her anger got the better of her, Natalie almost always played the long game. Several times she put herself in immediate danger of being voted out just to set herself up to reap the benefits of said move down the line. For instance:
    • After Reed won the reward duel for the barbecue feast, he was about to send Julie to Exile island along with Baylor, Natalie volunteered instead. While it lost her out on the feast, and most likely put a target on her back had the tribe lost immunity in that episode, she saw the chance to put herself at an advantage post-merge by solidifying her alliance with Missy, and got an idol clue as well.
    • After Jon blindsided Jeremy, she badly wanted to get revenge for her ally, but knew she needed to wait until they had a numerical advantage for the men in the other alliance before she put her plan into action. So, at the next Tribal Council, when Keith all but blurted the plan to blindside Jon, she told him to play his idol, saving him, despite wanting him out of the game because the numerical advantage and gaining trust was more important than her revenge and taking out an endgame threat.
    • She gave up the opportunity for the show's third perfect game (after J.T. and Cochran) by blindsiding Baylor, ensuring that no matter who she was up against in the final three, she was guaranteed to not receive the votes of two loved ones. She did this so that, even if Keith managed to win final immunity, she would still have the opportunity to talk her way into the final three, as Missy and Baylor would not have turned on each other.
  • Take a Third Option: After Hunahpu's only immunity loss, she saw that the men couldn't agree on targeting Keith, Kelley, or Julie, and after hearing from Drew that he was targeting the women due to a perceived women's alliance, she went and rounded up all the women, and Jeremy, to vote out Drew instead.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Natalie and Nadiya.
  • Third Time's the Charm: Natalie finally came out on top at her third attempt at a CBS Reality Show.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: While she wasn't that mean on her first appearance in The Amazing Race, she definitely showed a lot more emotion this season, and ultimately made some rather generous decisions (though they helped her game), such as sparing Jon until the next vote, and sparing Jaclyn and Keith as well. She went from a Anti-Villain to a true Anti-Hero.
  • Wham Line: "Jaclyn, did you vote for who I told you to vote for?"
  • Why Isn't It Attacking?: Near the end of the season, Natalie seemed astonished that anyone would want to go to the end with her, as she felt that, after Jeremy was gone, she could have beaten any of them in a final vote.
  • Wolverine Publicity: She and her sister were one of the most recognizable Amazing Race teams from the 19-23 era, and their notorious status with the fans made them tailor made villains for the show, much like when the Race cast Rob & Amber fresh off of Survivor: All-Stars.
  • Xanatos Gambit: According to her post-victory interview, her decision to blindside Baylor was two-fold; she was closer with Missy and also know that the jury would be happy Baylor didn't make it any further in the game.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Because her initial plan to blindside Jon didn't work, she allied with Baylor and Keith for their votes (and challenge ability in Keith's case) for the next opportunity. Once that plan finally succeeded, they were the next two voted out.

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The Runner-Ups

    Jaclyn Schultz 
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Former Ms. Michigan and Girlfriend of Jon Misch.


  • Battle Couple: With Jon ever since the tribal shuffle, she seemed to have more power over Jon when they have differing opinions.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Lost the game at the end, but became engaged to Jon before the reunion.
  • Butt-Monkey: In the last challenge, she's way behind and Jeff constantly lets us know this fact and how tired she is. Then she wins the challenge.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: At Tribal Council in the third episode, while everyone was doing their best to not tip off John to his impending blindside so he would not play his idol, Jaclyn proceeded blurt out that things were changing and a man was about to get voted out. Luckily for her, thanks to some fast talking from Josh and Baylor, John was not tipped off.
  • The Cassandra: She repeatedly warned Jon about dangers in the game, such as the possibility for Reed blindsiding her, Natalie switching her vote to save Keith on purpose, and the second blindside that did succeed, but he rarely ever took her warnings to heart.
  • The Chick: The most sociable female player in Coyopa, pre and post shuffle.
  • Color Motif: She's wearing yellow even during the reunion.
  • Determinator: Kept on trucking after falling down at the final immunity challenge.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Due to being chewed on by Wes, Alec and Keith when she was alone, she decided to convince Jon to flip and blindside Josh.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: Nobody thought she's going to win the last immunity, especially since she's initially the one trailing behind.
  • Graceful Loser: She knew she won't beat Natalie, but she's still glad she made it to the end close (sort of) to winning.
  • Last of His Kind: She's the last original Coyopa in the game.
  • Law of Inverse Fertility: It is revealed in episode 10 that she's infertile. Because of this, she and Jon are planning to adoptnote .
  • Lazy Bum: Most of the jury perception of her, and the reason why she lost in the jury vote. According to the interviews, she never talks to them about strategy and sun-tan while most of them had to work at camp.
  • The Load: Wes eventually called her out on it, saying that she has no strategy and Jon is the one who does all the work.
  • Male Gaze: In her first trip to Exile Island, both Drew and the cameraman made a lot of glances at her. This happens again in episode 11, with Drew's brother Alec (and again, the cameraman) doing it.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She was Ms. Michigan after all.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: She briefly lashed out at Natalie after Jon's boot.
  • Out of Focus: Early on her screen time was restricted to Tribal council.
  • The Pollyanna: She comes off as this after The Reveal of her infertility.
  • Plucky Girl: During the last two episodes.
  • Properly Paranoid: Her hunches about Natalie and The Plan to blindside Jon were right from the start but Jon ignored her warnings.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: She and Jon become very affectionate upon being in the same tribe. Baylor even invoked them with this trope twice.
  • Statuesque Stunner: The tallest female this season and is even taller than many of the guys, standing at 6 feet. note 
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Blindsided Jeremy despite the former and Natalie giving up the reward challenge for her and Jon.
  • Wild Card: Ever since her reunion with Jon after the tribal shuffle, they have constantly been the swing vote. She lampshaded it herself in episode 11.
    Jaclyn: For some reason, Jon and I always find ourselves in the middle.

    Missy Payne 
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Cheerleading Gym owner and Mother of Baylor.

  • Affably Evil
  • Alpha Bitch: Implied by Reed during his "The Reason You Suck" Speech at final tribal.
  • Anti-Villain: Despite being one of the season's more unscrupulous players, she is still a Mama Bear and Team Mom.
  • Apologetic Attacker: During Survivor Sumo after pushing her daughter.
  • Arch-Enemy: She and Reed becomes this after he called Baylor a "brat" in episode 11. This culminated with him giving her (Missy) a very brutal "The Reason You Suck" Speech at the final tribal and voting for Jaclyn just to make sure she (Missy) will end up in 3rd place.
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: Missy "Pain" sure sounds intimidating.
  • Cool Old Lady: Missy is the oldest woman of the season. She owns a gym and so far aside from losing to her daughter a few times, she's been pretty good at challenges. Solidified when she refused to quit after her Game-Breaking Injury.
  • Determinator: Says she will not quit after possibly fracturing her ankle.
  • Eek, a Mouse!!: Missy screamed after seeing a rat scurrying along at the day 33 tribal council.
  • Entitled Bitch: Reed accused her as this in his "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Even when she knew her chances of victory is screwed (especially after Reed's "The Reason You Suck" Speech), she kept her composure.
  • Fatal Flaw: According to Reed, Missy's was treating the minority alliance like crap because they are the ones who decide who wins the game.
  • The Fettered: Baylor (and Natalie) had a hard time convincing her to vote off Jon because she firmly wants to stick to her Undying Loyalty principle.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: Injures her ankle during the episode 12 reward challenge, which in turn prevented her from competing in all but one challenges for the rest of the season.
  • Graceful Loser: She didn't hold a grudge against Natalie for Baylor's blindside.
  • History Repeats: Missy and Baylor became the last pair of Loved Ones remaining in the game, Like Laura and Ciera.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: This is Baylor's opinion of her mother when it comes to men, especially towards her trust of Jon.
  • Informed Attribute: It would be quite difficult to see her as a "Wicked Stepmother" due to the editors not showing enough evidence about her treating the minority alliance like crap.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: She and Julie are 12 years apart. Also with Natalie, who defended Missy post show
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Her antagonism towards Dale stems from him gunning for her daughter to be eliminated numerous times, which he only did because Baylor initially went after him.
  • Like a Son to Me: How she sees Jon. Baylor even mentioned her mom seeing him as the son she never had.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Baylor invokes this verbatim, saying that she (Missy) "allows" the men in her life to "cloud her better judgement".
  • Mama Bear: Did not appreciate Dale going after her daughter. Stated at tribal council that she would protect Baylor. Then when Reed calls Baylor a brat, she goes nuts.
  • Meaningful Name: After her Game-Breaking Injury, her last name sounds more appropriate (Missy in Pain).
  • My Beloved Smother: Everyone accuses her of spoiling Baylor throughout the game.
  • Noble Demon
  • Odd Friendship: With Julie, whom Missy turns out to be her Only Friend in the game, or at least the closest thing Julie has for one.
  • Only Friend: She is the only person shown to have a heart-to-heart/personal conversation with Julie. She even mentioned that she might have convinced her into staying if she talked to her more.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: After Baylor's blindside.
  • Serial Spouse: Baylor mentions that she was married thrice.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: With Dale, with their dislike for each other stemming from her eating extra rice and his attempt on voting off her daughter.
  • Supporting Leader: She is The Leader of her alliance with her daughter, Jon, Jaclyn and Natalie, but Jon is clearly their face.
  • Team Mom: Gradually becoming this for her original tribe. She even attempted to be this immediately when she was shifted which, ironically, caused friction to her new tribe's resident Team Dad.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Missy received a pretty brutal tongue lashing from Reed, being labeled the "Wicked Stepmother" in a fairy tale.
  • True Blue Femininity: Given that she's wearing a blue dress even during the reunion, it's probably her favorite color.
  • Undying Loyalty: Outright said that she's firm believer of the principle.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: According to post-game interviews, she and her daughter's relationship with Keith is not as antagonistic as it was shown. This is evidenced in the last two episodes where Keith was seen tending to her numerous times when she was injured and comforting Baylor at final tribal when Reed gave her (Missy) his brutal "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
  • Wicked Stepmother: Reed called her this at final tribal council.
  • Woman Scorned: Invoked. When she and her daughter are pitted against each other in a challenge, both of them claimed that they'll just think of their exes to make the challenge easier.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Discussed but subverted. Before the penultimate tribal council, Keith suggested to Natalie and Jaclyn that Missy might use her injury to gain votes. Ultimately, Missy did mentioned it but not to play the "sympathy card" for votes.

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The Jury

    Keith Nale 
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Firefighter and Father of Wes.

Keith was chosen by Public vote to return for Survivor: Cambodia.


  • Accidental Misnaming: Wrongfully shortened Jaclyn's name twice. First "Jax" in episode 11, then "Jack" in episode 14.
  • Alone Among the Couples: After the tribal shuffle, he and his son are the only pair who isn't reunited, with Keith being put in a tribe of three couples.
  • Alphabetical Theme Naming: In his post-game interview, he said that he initially thought of voting off players whose names starts with J first in the merge (Julie, Jaclyn, Jon, Jeremy, Josh). Ironically, three of those five were indeed the first three eliminations in the merge and Keith himself outlived four of them.
  • Anti-Hero: Mostly Good Is Not Nice, but he dipped into Pragmatic Hero territory a few times.
  • Badass Grandpa: He was the only castaways to win the immunity necklace multiple times.
  • Badass Moustache: Keith had his since The ’80s. Keith had also won the most individual immunity challenges with 3 and kept up with the pack despite the age disadvantage.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's very goofy, but he's won at least 3 individual immunity challenges, and came close to winning two others.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: His "stick to the plan" commented alerted the other alliance to an attempt to blind side Jon, dooming his alliance.
  • Character Tic: He seems to spit a lot.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite being the Plucky Comic Relief most of the time, he showed his inner Badass Grandpa by winning 3 individual immunities.
  • Cool Old Guy: Baylor called him as such.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's very sarcastic.
    Wes: I feel like I've got it all.
    Keith: You're about as mentally tough as that rock.
  • Elimination Houdini: Described himself as such In-Universe.
  • Friendly Enemy: Despite their openly antagonistic relationship in the previous episodes, Keith was seen aiding Missy after her Game-Breaking Injury. He even comforted Baylor when Reed is chewing out her mother at the final tribal.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Despite being each others' perceived biggest competition in the last episodes, he and Jon are seen giving each other hi-fives before or after challenges.
  • Good Ol' Boy: Baylor called him such.
  • Happily Married: When Jeff asked his wife at the reunion, She said they was married for 25 years.
  • History Repeats: A contestant named Keith was eliminated just before final tribal council, just like in The Australian Outback
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Playing the idol in the tenth episode saved him... but resulted in Wes getting voted out instead. On top of that, he was the one who openly alerted the other alliance to the plan to blindside Jon by telling everyone that they had to stick to the plan, a plan he was not supposed to be a part of.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Has no clue that he often offends people (e.g the girls).
  • Intergenerational Friendship: He's been hanging out with Alec, his son's most trusted ally, since the merge. According to post-game interviews, he and Baylor had a Vitriolicbest Buds/With Friends Like These... dynamic.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Overlaps with Innocently Insensitive above. Also, he's been aiding Missy after her Game-Breaking Injury despite their obvious differences on previous episodes.
  • Last of His Kind: The Last man left in the game.
  • Meta Guy: The second resident Trope lampshader/invoker/discusser after Baylor.
  • Nice Hat
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: If he didn't made his alliance's plan to blindside Jon obvious, Wes might have lasted longer.
  • Odd Friendship: Him, Wes and Alec formed an alliance with the Josh/Reed couple.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Wes was eliminated before him.
    • Not only that, he played a hidden immunity idol that negated the votes he had gotten during the tribal council that got Wes eliminated. This, alongside Jon's hidden immunity idol play, made it so that only 2 votes, which were for Wes, actually got counted. He idoled out his own son!
  • Plucky Comic Relief: A rare anti-heroic example.
  • Porn Stache: He sports a massive one.
  • Reality Show Genre Blindness: At Hunahpu's first Tribal Council, he did not understand the concept of creating a sub-alliance within a bigger alliance despite Jeremy laying it out for him.
    • In the tenth episode, when his alliance had a plan to blindside Jon in place, he openly stated "stick to the plan," which alerted Natalie and was able to get Jon to play his idol to ruin it. Which caused his son to go home instead.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: In-Universe example during episode 12. The women, particularly Baylor and Missy, were openly annoyed by him until that episode.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: He is the manly man to his son's sensitive guy.
  • Spanner in the Works: Had he not blurted out the plan to evict Jon, his son would have been safe and Jon would have been sent home.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: According to post-game interviews, his relationship with the Missy/Baylor pair are not as antagonistic as it was shown. This is evidenced in the last two episodes where he was seen tending to the injured Missy numerous times and comforting the devastated Baylor at final tribal.
  • Wham Line: "Just stick to the plan!"

    Baylor Wilson 
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University Student and Daughter of Missy.

  • Butt-Monkey: Is constantly gunned for elimination in the pre-merge. Other than that, she's the castaway who is usually shown having a bad day.
  • Broken Tears: After her heartfelt speech to her mom in her jury speech, she was visibly crushed after Reed delivered his speech towards to Missy.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: A lot of her confessionals regarding Missy are basically Baylor telling her mom's flaws, specifically her being a Horrible Judge of Character. She ultimately did this to her mom directly concerning the latter's Undying Loyalty to Jon.
  • Captain Obvious: Being the season's Meta Girl, she lampshades, invokes or/and refers tropes she notices.
  • The Chew Toy: Lampshaded by Missy, saying that she hates seeing her daughter being the one usually picked on.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite largely being the Butt-Monkey, she holds her own in the physical challenges. She's even the first of the women to win individual immunity.
  • Cry Cute: Overlaps with Broken Tears.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She mellows down considerably in the last few episodes.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Goes with being a Graceful Loser.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Everyone knows she's gonna vote for Missy.
  • Graceful Loser: Bears no ill-will towards Natalie and complimented that blindsiding her was a good move.
  • History Repeats: She and her mom became the last pair of loved ones remaining in the game, much like Ciera and Laura. Like Ciera, she placed 5th.
  • I Can Fight: She refused Medical during the second immunity challenge after her mother bloodied her lip, then became agitated and defeated her in a Curb-Stomp Battle.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: According to post-game interviews, she and Keith had a Vitriolicbest Buds/With Friends Like These... dynamic.
  • Karmic Death: Considering that she betrayed the original Coyopa's women's alliance which resulted in Nadiya being the first boot of the season, Natalie blindsiding her to be the only female jury member of the season made it somewhat poetic.
  • The Lancer: According to Natalie, she's planning to make her this once her (Natalie) plans to form an all-women alliance becomes successful.
  • The Load: One of the common complaints the men had about Baylor was that she never helped in camp, and the only reason she was still around was first Josh, then her mom protecting her.
  • Male Gaze: While not the season's designated Ms. Fanservice like Jaclyn, Julie and Kelley, she looks good in her swimsuit and the cameraman certainly shot her in many "interesting" angles to highlight it in episode 8.
  • Meta Girl: She lampshades, invokes or/and refers almost every Trope associated with other castaways once she notice them.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her swimwear.
  • Plucky Girl: Slight injuries didn't stop her from competing (and winning) a challenge. She also fought tooth and nail to not be voted off from her tribe and repeatedly succeeds (so far).
  • The Quisling: She betrayed Nadiya at the first tribal council, which in turn put her in danger of being voted out once the five guys formed an alliance.
  • So Proud of You: Towards Missy at final tribal council.
  • Shorttank: A classic example; She's quite Tomboyish, was part of a male dominant tribe pre-tribal shuffle, and appropriately wears (mostly) short-shorts and a tank-top.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only woman on the jury.
  • Tagalong Kid: Alec and Keith in particular treats her as such. The former even almost called her with the trope.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: She mentions that she and Alec had a "brother-sister, boyfriend-girlfriend" kind of "relationship".
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: According to post-game interviews, she and her mother's relationship with Keith is not as antagonistic as it was shown. This is evidenced in the last two episodes where Keith was seen tending to her injured mother numerous times and comforting Baylor herself at final tribal when Reed gave his "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Missy.
  • Woman Scorned: Invoked. When she and her mother are pitted against each other in a challenge, both of them claimed that they'll just think of their exes to make the challenge easier.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Wears a below the knee (Grade C) boots in the reunion.

    Jon Misch 
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Financial Assistant Boyfriend of Jaclyn.

  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: At his final tribal council, the jury was visibly not happy, especially when Jaclyn started talking about feeling safe and Jon started talking about his final jury speech. When it became clear that he was about to be blindsided, there was a lot of laughter and satisfied smiles from the jury.
  • Anti-Hero: He's a Pragmatic Hero at best, and an Unscrupulous Hero at worst.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: He's notably easily distracted a dozen of times. Even during his boot, he forgot to bring his torch to be put out.
  • Bad Liar: Called this by Jeremy when Jeremy was trying to figure out if he had found the idol on Exile Island.
  • Battle Couple: With Jaclyn ever since the tribal shuffle.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He had a number of odd moments, but he's one of the season's most competent players.
  • The Big Guy: He is the main muscle of the new Coyopa post tribal shuffle. During the merge, Keith even called him word-per-word as such.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Eliminated near the end of the game, but his Girlfriend made it to the Final Tribal Council. While the season was airing, they gotten engaged but Jaclyn was revealed to have lost the final vote at the end.
  • Born Lucky: Found two idols in the game.
  • Call-Back:
    • When Hunahpu lost their flint and the other people started putting blame on him, he said he felt like J'Tia with all the accusations coming his way.
    • During the merge, he celebrated and referenced Kat's infamous tirade about being datable because they made the merge.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's a bit on the strange side and makes questionable moves, but he is also the guy responsible for getting rid of the two biggest threats to win in Josh and Jeremy back to back.
  • Epic Fail: Becomes one of the few players who have a distinctive honor of being eliminated while having a hidden immunity idol. Made more stunning as his girlfriend repeatedly told him her hunch of the possibility of him being blindsided which ultimately did happened.
  • Face Death with Dignity: He's a Graceful Loser who Go Out with a Smile.
  • Foregone Conclusion: His vote for Jaclyn in the finale.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Despite being each others' biggest percieved competition in the last episodes, he and Keith are seen giving each other hi-fives before or after challenges.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: At the start of the game he is just a goofball in the minority at Hunaphu. After the swap he ends up on Coyopa with Jaclyn where they become the swing vote. And when he makes it to the merge he becomes the catalyst in taking out both Josh and Jeremy in a row.
  • Genre Blind: He continued trusting Natalie (and to a lesser extent, Baylor), in addition of not foreseeing any possible blindside against him, despite repeated warnings from Jaclyn. He even revealed in his post-elimination interview that he thought Keith (or Missy at Ponderossa) was the one who organized his blindside.
  • Go Out with a Smile: He's a Graceful Loser in his defeat.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Generally the nicest person in the cast. Though he does have moments of being extremely brash and even voted to evict Jeremy despite Natalie and Jeremy giving up the reward for Jaclyn and him. Then he takes all the credit for playing his idol, when it was really Natalie and Jaclyn who told him to use it.
  • Graceful Loser: Took his elimination with class.
    • Literally his first words upon being voted off are:
      Jon: No hard feelings, guys. Well done!
    • And earlier, after his near blindsiding by Reed, he was impressed by the move that almost got him, instead of upset at being targeted, hinting at his eventual graceful loss.
  • Hidden Depths: Outright says this and is worried about his father dying while he is playing. He's also a fairly proficient piano player.
  • History Repeats: He was the second guy named Jon this season to go home with an idol in his pocket.
  • Ironic Echo: See Karmic Death
  • Karmic Death: He and Jaclyn blindsided Jeremy when Jeremy (and Natalie) gave his spot reward spot for them. In Jon's own boot episode, he gave his reward spot to Baylor, who eventually helped Natalie in blindsiding him.
  • Law of Inverse Fertility: He wants a child, but he and Jaclyn can't have one due to Jaclyn's MRKH. He says if he or Jaclyn wins, they're going to use the money to adopt a child.
  • Like a Son to Me: How Missy sees him.
  • Lovable Jock
  • Manly Tears: When talking about his father in episode 12's tribal. (see Hidden Depths above)
  • Mr. Fanservice: One of the good looking guys this season. Baylor even mentions he and Jaclyn are a beautiful couple.
  • Nice Guy: Despite being a little arrogant he was very nice to everyone and really was a genuine good guy for an Anti-Hero.
  • The One Guy: In his alliance with Jaclyn, Missy, Baylor and Natalie.
  • One Steve Limit: With John Rocker. Interestingly, both of their girlfriends have names also starting with the letter J.
  • Only Friend: He is the only castaway in his tribe who hangs out with Drew and is willing to tolerate him.
  • Precision F-Strike: Like Natalie, it's censored. Still pretty obvious though after the Alec boot.
    Jon: What the ____?
  • Red Herring: During the season preview following the premiere, a clip was played with Jon yelling about ferreting out who had the immunity idol. This never actually ended up being played during the season.
  • Self-Deprecation: Upon losing the tribe's flint.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: He and Jaclyn become very affectionate upon being in the same tribe. Baylor even invoked them with this trope twice.
  • Smug Super: Ultimately became his Fatal Flaw.
  • So Proud of You: Towards Jaclyn at final tribal council.
  • Spanner in the Works: Ultimately for everyone after the merge.
  • Stealing the Credit: After the Wes boot, he got into an argument with Jaclyn over her giving Natalie credit for telling him to play his idol, saying he was going to play it anyway. On a more meta level, he was given credit for both the Josh and Jeremy votes by the editing, even though other players said it was Jaclyn and Reed who had convinced him to make those moves.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: The third tallestnote  man this season and perhaps the best looking.
  • Tall Poppy Syndrome: Discussed In the TV Guide Pre Season special, Jon was worried about this. He was relieved when he Saw John Rocker.
  • Tempting Fate: At his final tribal council, he talked about how he was already practicing his final tribal council speech.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Blindsided Jeremy despite the former and Natalie giving up the reward challenge for him and Jaclyn.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: As revealed at the final seven tribal council.
  • Wild Card: Ever since his reunion with Jaclyn after the tribal shuffle, they have constantly been the swing vote. This was ultimately lampshaded by Jeff Probst himself in episode 11's tribal.
  • "YEAH!" Shot: Did this after Natalie "saved"/"spared" Jaclyn to blindside Baylor.

    Alec Christy 
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University Student and Younger Brother of Drew.

  • Alone Among the Couples: His alliance in the merge are the Josh/Reed couple and the Keith/Wes father-and-son duo.
  • Anti-Hero: Good Is Not Nice on his good days and Unscrupulous Hero on his bad days. Before Drew was evicted, he was, for the most part, a Knight In Sour Armor at his worst.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite their Sibling Rivalry, he is visibly upset with Drew being voted out.
  • Bash Brothers: He and Wes seem to be in a solid alliance. Fittingly, they formed an alliance with the latter's father during the merge.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Despite being voted off, he's still happy because he still ultimately beat Drew.
  • Character Tic: He's often seen staring blankly at people with his jaw hanging open. Count the amount of times the camera focuses on him in the jury. Almost every single time, he's sitting there with his mouth wide open.
  • Color Motif: Even as a jury member, he's mostly wearing heavily green outfits.
  • A Death in the Limelight: After being Out of Focus since the tribal shuffle, he regained decent amount of screentime in his last two episodes as he attempted to flirt his way later into the game. His trip to Exile Island was still omitted though.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: He claims that their father put all the responsibility on him since Drew was "a lost cause", and it shows.
  • History Repeats: Just like his brother, his chauvinistic behavior causes the four women on his tribe and Jeremy to ally against him.
  • Innocently Insensitive: It's likely he doesn't realize that he was being a chauvinist, as he was genuinely nice until Drew got voted out, only imitating his brother afterwards. In fact, before he's evicted, he patches things up with Baylor, and Baylor even expresses regret over his eviction.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: He's usually seen with Dale along with Wes pre-tribal shuffle. Since the Merge, he's been seen hanging out with Wes' father Keith.
  • It Runs in the Family:
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Originally seemed like a Nice Guy, but later subverted when he's been shown to have very negative qualities to him. Ironically, just like his brother. Despite being somewhat chauvinistic and brash, he has some genuinely nice moments with the other contestants such as Baylor and Jaclyn. But just when his nicer qualities show up, he's evicted.
  • Keet: A rare anti heroic example.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Along with his brother, one of the more handsome contestants this season.
  • Looks Like Jesus: Progressively as the season goes on. He even referenced looking like a crucified Jesus in the episode 10 immunity challenge.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Just look at the guy. Despite his somewhat cocky personality, Good looking.
  • Not So Different: Despite his insistence that he's more responsible than his brother, he all but turns into Drew once his brother was voted out. Though he was not quite as lazy, his social game with the female players was bad, and he had no strategic wits.
  • Odd Friendship: Him, Keith and Wes formed an alliance with the Josh/Reed couple.
  • Out of Focus: After the tribe swap, his airtime pretty much disappeared, as he gotten hidden behind more strategic players.
  • Real Men Eat Meat: After Reed won new Hunahpu the kebob reward, Alec announced that he was a "meat collector."
  • Sibling Rivalry: Alec said he and Drew have been going at it since he was out of the womb.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: You can't help but feel a little bad for him when he monologues about not having a loved one to talk to.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Baylor mentions that she and Alec had a "brother-sister, boyfriend-girlfriend" kind of "relationship".

    Reed Kelly 
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Broadway actor and Boyfriend of Josh.

  • All Gays Love Theatre: He's a Broadway actor.
  • Alone Among the Couples: Inverted after the tribal shuffle. He and Josh are put in a tribe of five castaways with with loved ones who are voted-off or on the other tribe.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Reed and Josh was major fans of the show to the point of Josh giving flint to Reed as an Anniversary gift.
  • Arch-Enemy: He and Missy becomes this after he called her daughter a "brat" in episode 11. This culminated with him giving her a very brutal "The Reason You Suck" Speech at the final tribal and voting for Jaclyn just to make sure she will end up 3rd.
  • Badass Gay: Everybody knows how good he is physically, and he showed it by ultimately winning immunity in a 3-hour showdown with Natalie, with him doing the splits after winning while she was collapsed and unable to move her legs.
  • Battle Couple: With Josh ever since the tribal shuffle up until the latter's boot.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Reed is normally social and jolly, but he's capable of giving some very brutal verbal beatdowns.
  • Camp Gay: He's very flamboyant in every single aspect. Especially compared to his boyfriend.
  • I'm Standing Right Here: Blatantly insulted Baylor upfront. Also in Missy's sight, no less.
    Reed: Baylor, you're a brat.
  • Informed Attribute: Played straight then subverted. According to the interviews, he was one of the biggest schemers in the pre-merge, which we did not see. Though after Josh elimination we finally see how much of a schemer he was.
  • The Lancer: His role in his and Josh's alliance.
  • Loophole Abuse: He took advantage of the rule against taking anyone else's personal items, by instead rummaging through Keith's bag. In doing so, he quickly figured out that Keith had a hidden immunity idol and used it to his advantage.
  • Odd Friendship: He and Josh formed an alliance with the Keith/Wes/Alec trio.
  • Out of Focus: Until the merge, he has been the least visible contestant, being on the dominant tribe and going along with other people's strategies.
  • Real Men Love Jesus
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Towards Missy at final tribal council, calling the 47 year old the "Wicked Stepmother" who abuses the minority alliance and spoilers her daughter.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Josh after he beat Baylor to win the reward duel for the barbecue feast.
  • Smug Smiler: Reed wore one throughout Jeremy's final Tribal Council, since he was in on the blindside and knew he had just saved himself for three more days.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: His allies after Josh's elimination, Wes, Keith, and Alec, were not the smartest players, and while all three would have made great goats, Keith also destroyed his plan to blindside Jon and wasted an idol in the process. And during the time before he was voted off, he was annoyed at Jon & Jaclyn lover's quarrel that would go on for 5 hours.
  • Tears of Joy: After winning the reward duel for the barbecue feast.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: After giving Missy a very brutal "The Reason You Suck" Speech, he proceeded to vote for Jaclyn just to make sure Missy won't come close to winning.
  • Tranquil Fury: He delivered his brutal "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Missy with a somewhat jolly demeanor.
  • We Win... Because You Didn't: Reed voted for Jaclyn at final tribal because he knew Natalie had the win locked up, and wanted to make sure Missy didn't get a share of the second place money.
  • Wink "Ding!": He is fond of doing this. In episode 10, the "ding" part finally becomes audible.

    Wes Nale 
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Firefighter Son of Keith.

  • Ascended Fanboy: Wes watched the show since he was nine.
  • Bash Brothers: He and Alec seem to be in a solid alliance. Fittingly, they formed an alliance with his father Keith during the merge.
  • Big Eater: He inhaled his food at the taco bar reward, giving himself horrible diarrhea in the process, and after giving up a much needed immunity challenge in his final episode for a plate of chicken wings, he said he had once won a chicken nugget eating competition. Once at Ponderosa, he gained ten pounds within twenty hours of being there.
  • The Big Guy: His main asset is his physical competence.
  • Good Ol' Boy
  • Intergenerational Friendship: He's usually seen with Dale along with Alec pre-tribal shuffle. In the merge, he and Alec formed an alliance with his father.
  • Kid Sidekick: He's the one who helps Dale with the chores after Alec.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Both he and his father are firefighters. Becoming one was his personal claim to fame. Both also burp and spit a lot.
  • Long Bus Trip: Unlike Val and Dale, he did not return as a loved-one in Survivor: Cambodia. Instead, his mother took his place.
  • Odd Friendship: Him, Keith and Alec formed an alliance with the Josh/Reed couple.
  • Out of Focus: He barely got any confessionals, and even his final episode was more focused on Reed, Natalie, and Jon than him.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He called out Jaclyn for being The Load in episode 9's tribal council.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: He is the sensitive guy to his father's manly man.
  • Shout-Out: He brought up Jeff Probst's Shirtless Scene on Two and a Half Men in episode 10.
  • What an Idiot!: In-Universe. He was called this by both Jeff and his father after he gave up the immunity challenge in his final episode for a plate of chicken wings.

    Jeremy Collins 
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Firefighter and Husband of Val.

Jeremy was selected via public vote to compete on Survivor: Cambodia.


  • Angry Black Man: He quickly turned on both John (after he failed to protect Val) and Keith (after telling everyone that he had an immunity idol).
  • Bald, Black Leader Guy: The most vocal about the "Singles alliance" sticking together.
  • Bald of Awesome
  • Belated Backstory: The Reveal of him having a twin happened two episodes after his elimination as part of that episode's reward challenge.
  • Call-Back: His deal with John mirrors Boston Rob and Lex's deal in the All-Stars season.
  • Crusading Widower: He's very angry at John for not keeping his promise to protect Val, and so told his entire tribe about John's infamous Sports Illustrated interview.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: His boot causes his Lancer Natalie to play an aggressive game and go on a personal vendetta against Jon.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Death Glare: Gave one to Jon and Missy (apparently) in his first tribal as a jury member.
  • Decoy Protagonist: He initially was one of the main characters of the season, being the most heavily featured Hunahpu pre-merge, but he was eliminated shortly after the merge, making way for Natalie to become The Hero.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: He said in his post-game interview that he feels this way towards Missy, though he also said in the same interview that he initially thought Natalie was the one who betrayed him because she apologized to him immediately after his boot.
  • Happily Married: To Val.
  • It's Personal: To John after Val's elimination.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: His blindside was led by the person/couple he and his Lancer gave up the reward challenge for.
  • Shocking Elimination: In-Universe, everyone except the ones who blindsided him expressed disbelief at his elimination.
  • So Proud of You: Towards Natalie during the final tribal.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Jeremy made several confessionals about how stupid his tribe-mates were, save for Natalie, who was the only person he trusted.
  • Worthy Opponent: To Josh. The feeling is mutual.

    Josh Canfield 
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Broadway actor and Boyfriend of Reed.

Josh was considered for Cambodia but turned it down because of his contract prevented him from leaving.


  • All Gays Love Theatre: He's a Broadway actor.
  • Alone Among the Couples: Inverted after the tribal shuffle. He and Reed are put in a tribe of five castaways with with loved ones who are voted-off or on the other tribe.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Both Josh and Reed was major fans of the show to the point that Josh gave reed flint for an Anniversary gift.
  • Badass Gay: He's one of the most strategically competent castaways this season.
  • Battle Couple: With Reed ever since the tribal shuffle until his boot.
  • Berserk Button: Being called "one of the girls."
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Was set up as The Rival of Jeremy, but was immediately voted out at the merge.
  • Eye Scream: The sap from the palm frond they used for their shelter's roof caused his eyes to burn in the first episode.
  • Face Death with Dignity: According to his post game interview, he knew he was the one getting the boot that time. Upon his elimination, he just solemnly accept defeat.
  • Guile Hero: He was the man at the center of the social game for the original Coyopa.
  • History Repeats: In a Blood vs Water season, A man is the first person voted out of the merged tribe after forming a couples alliance. Also, he targeted a mother/Daughter pair at that particular tribal council.
  • The Leader: The one in charge of his alliance with Reed, Wes, Alec and Keith.
  • Odd Friendship: He and Reed formed an alliance with the Keith/Wes/Alec trio.
  • Preacher's Kid: Repeatedly says that he's a son of a pastor.
  • Real Men Love Jesus: As to be expected of the trope above.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Reed after Reed won the reward duel for the barbecue feast.
  • Stealth Mentor: According to his post game interview, he tried being this to Baylor in the game.
  • Straight Gay: The only "stereotypical gay" traits he has are his flamboyant voice and the All Gays Love Theater trope.
  • Wild Card: His decisions swung the first two votes, putting in a throwaway vote for Baylor after he had already gotten her to betray Nadiya, and then switching his vote to Val without telling anyone to prevent her and Jaclyn from voting out Baylor. He then arranged the blindside on John in the third episode instead of staying comfortable in his five guy alliance.
  • Worthy Opponent: To Jeremy. The feeling is mutual.

Voted Out

    Julie Mc Gee 
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Model and Girlfriend of John Rocker.

  • All of the Other Reindeer: She is rarely seen interacting with her tribe, especially after they all turned on John. This is what made her such a natural target at their first Tribal Council, until the other women offered her an alternative. After the tribal shuffle, she's shown to be this again. Reached its peak after Jon discovered trail mix in her bag and they all turned on her.
  • Aloof Ally: According to her post-game interview, she was one to Jeremy.
  • Belated Backstory: The Reveal of her having a tanning business happened four episodes after her Quit as part of that episode's reward challenge.
  • A Death in the Limelight: Her final episode triples her screentime and plot focus.
  • Foreshadowing: That scene where she contemplated quitting in the sixth episode.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With John Rocker.
  • I'm Standing Right Here: Alec gave her a face-to-face Take That! for keeping food from everyone, after which she said this in a confessional.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: She and Missy are 12 years apart.
  • Male Gaze: In episode 5, the camera puts a nice view of her chest while she's reading the tribe mail.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She has trouble staying in her bikini during challenges.
  • Non-Gameplay Elimination: Julie Quit in episode 7 to be with John and to avoid being a Unwitting Pawn.
  • Odd Friendship: With Missy, perhaps her Only Friend in the game.
  • Only Friend: The only shown personal conversations she had are with Missy.
  • The Quiet One: She doesn't say much.
  • Revenge by Proxy: It is implied that Jeremy becomes cold to her because John got his wife voted out, though he quickly switched his ire to Keith after John was voted out.
  • Spanner in the Works: Her quitting, while at first it seemed like it screwed over her alliance, actually helped them. Josh and Jeremy had been rallying their alliances to target each other at the merge, and Josh had convinced eternal swing votes Jon & Jaclyn to turn on Missy and vote out Jeremy with them. However, because Julie quit, they did not go to Tribal Council that night. In the three days that passed before the next Tribal Council, Jon got sent to Exile Island, and the trio of Alec, Wes, and Keith started upsetting the women with their chauvinistic behavior, causing Jaclyn to refuse to work with them, and she and Jon flipped back and voted out Josh instead.
  • Unwitting Pawn: The only reason Jeremy talked her into staying in the game after she freaked out while spending the night in the rain was that he needed her vote. She catches on to this and quits in the next episode.
  • You Have Failed Me: Jeff Probst himself said that he was disappointed with Julie quitting note  in retrospect, especially after he saw Missy continuing to play despite her Game-Breaking Injury.

    Dale Wentworth 
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Farmer and Father of Kelley.


  • Badass Grandpa: Dale was the oldest contestant of the season. After successfully making a fire, Alec and John called him badass
    Alec: You're a one badass dude, man!
  • Color Motif: Still wears an orange shirt at the reunion.
  • Complacent Gaming Syndrome: In-Universe, he said he fell into this after getting in the five guy alliance, which caused him to let his social game slip, and left him on the bottom of the new alliance.
  • Cool Old Guy: Gains this reputation after he made fire for his camp.
  • A Death in the Limelight: His final episode involves him making a last ditch effort to turn the vote against Missy.
  • Demoted to Extra: Justified in Survivor: Cambodia, as he only returned as a loved-one for Kelley.
  • Farm Boy: An older example.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: After Kelley's boot.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Usually seen with Alec or/and Wes pre-tribal shuffle.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: He shows his Team Dad aspect by defending John from Jeremy and Natalie stating that they may have legitimate reasons for lashing out on him, but John is still his tribemate.
  • Nice Hat
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Dale's conflict with Missy would be the cause of Kelley's elimination, as well as his own.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Despite starting fire for them, one third his tribe voted for him at the first tribal council and it nearly booted him off under the justification of being The Load in challenges.
  • No Social Skills: Dale stated that he doesn't get many visitors on the farm so he doesn't have many friends. It shows in the fifth episode when he fights with Missy and Keith about the rice.
  • Not Here To Make Friends: Stated this in his and Kelley's intro video.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: His daughter was voted out before him. Despite the fact Kelley was just eliminated from a TV competition rather than actually dying, Dale described the experience as watching strangers dang up on his daughter and slaughter her.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: With Missy, with their dislike for each other stemming from her eating extra rice and his attempt on voting off her daughter, Baylor.
  • So Last Season: The fake idol thing must have worked for Bob Crowley six years ago, but not this time.
  • So Proud of You: To Kelley after winning the second immunity challenge for her tribe, despite her being on the other team.
  • Team Dad: Is gradually becoming this for his tribe. However, after the tribe switch, he and his tribe's newly acquired Team Mom did not get along, causing his ousting from the game.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His daughter complained upon her Elimination Statement that playing on the same team as him ruined her game and got her voted out, and she would have rather stayed with her old tribe.

     Kelley Wentworth 
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Marketing Manager and Daughter of Dale.

Kelley was selected by public vote to compete on Survivor: Cambodia


  • Ascended Fangirl: Kelley had seen every episode of Survivor.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Drew invoked this, fearing that she's an under-the-radar threat.
  • A Death in the Limelight: Her final episode gave her more confessionals than the first four episodes combined.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: The Tribe Switch caused her to be peacemaker for her father, and his unpopularity in turn caused the swing votes to side against her.
  • Farmer's Daughter: Called herself this in the her introductory video.
  • I'm Standing Right Here: Kelley when she learned that Drew wanted her out.
  • Ms. Fanservice: One of the season's most attractive girls, along with Jaclyn and Julie.
  • Out of Focus: She barely has screentime and confessionals until her last two episodes, where she suddenly becomes a target for elimination.
  • Tall Poppy Syndrome: It was confirmed in post-game interviews that she was targeted first by Drew, then by Coyopa before her father, due to her having seen every episode of the series, and was thus seen as a threat. Thankfully, Kelley was voted back on to compete on Survivor: Cambodia.

    Drew Christy 
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Traveling Sales Representative and Older Brother of Alec.


  • Badass Boast: Subverted. Right before his downward spiral prior to being voted out, he called himself "basically a badass" and the kingpin of his tribe.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: As stated in his "Kingpin confessional". Suffice it to say, he's the fourth person eliminated.
  • Brainless Beauty: Yeah, he's pretty dumb especially compared to his brother. Everyone mocked his attempt to barter their found flint for the forfeited fishing gear.
  • Cassandra Truth: For all of Drew's boasting and self-delusion, it was three women who ended up sitting on final tribal.
    • He also predicted that Kelley would end up being dangerous. He was right.
  • Chick Magnet: His brother claims that he's good with the ladies, that he'll walk into a bar and get hit on by random women, which may or may not be true.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: After he's booted off, Alec notably starts dipping to jerkassery.
  • Death by Irony: He threw an immunity challenge in order to vote out the women of his tribe and take control, thinking there was a women's alliance brewing, but instead he ended up inspiring the women to come together and vote him out.
  • A Death in the Limelight: He is the main focus of the entire episode of his elimination. And most of it is him making an ass of himself.
  • Digging Yourself Deeper: First his laziness made himself a target within his tribe, but then his relentless campaigning against Kelley just turned all the women against him. Further, Kelley reveals in a post-game interview that the entire (original) Hunahpu is aware that he threw the immunity challenge, as he admitted in his own post-game interview that he had told Jeremy, Jon, and Natalie of his plan.
  • Dramatic Irony: Was eliminated because he made a Failure Gambit to throw Kelley out. Kelley ended up being the next boot anyway.
  • Failure Gambit: He deliberately threw the immunity challenge in his final episode in order to start voting out the women on his tribe. He succeeded, his tribe ended up turning on him when he went rogue by pushing for Kelley to be voted out instead of going for obvious target Julie.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Alec claims that their father made him the responsible one since Drew is "a lost cause", and it shows.
  • Gone Horribly Right: His fear of an all-women alliance that didn't exist at the time came to be which led to his boot. What's more, he feared that Kelley might win the game since he thought she's the leader of said alliance. Natalie, who actually formed it, ultimately won. Further, during Kelley's second time playing the game, she did formed an Amazon Brigade.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Drew threw the challenge in order to break up the imaginary women's alliance, but instead ended up inspiring the women to vote him out.
  • Idiot Ball: From the moment he hit Exile Island and announced his intention to throw the immunity challenge to Jaclyn, he made a series of moves where he went from completely off of everyone's radar to being voted out.
  • I'm Standing Right Here: He campaigned to vote out Kelley while she was standing right behind him. When this was pointed out to him, he said he didn't care.
  • Irony: He spent his last days trying to get rid of Kelley, who was eliminated at the following tribal council. Additionally, he keeps saying that she's his biggest threat because she has a strong chance of being an under the radar winner. The two of them are the only original Hunahpu members who didn't made the merge.
  • It Runs in the Family: He and his brother are prone to "passively-aggressively running their mouths in the vicinity of their targets".
  • Jerkass: He was incredibly cocky and treated most of his tribemates terribly.
  • Lazy Bum: At the beginning of Episode 3 he laid down to nap in the shelter, right in the middle of everyone else working on the shelter's roof, causing Natalie to chew him out for his laziness.
  • The Leader: He considers himself to be this, he could not be more wrong.
  • The Load: His laziness in camp, taking four hour naps while his tribemates worked, turned people against him, despite his performance in challenges.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Along with his brother, one of the more handsome contestants this season.
  • The Millstone: Deliberately made his tribe lose the fourth immunity challenge.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He claims that modeling is one of his hobbies.
  • Only Friend: Jon is the only castaway in his tribe who is willing to hangout with him and tolerate him.
  • Reality Show Genre Blindness: While his brother immediately targeted Nadiya due to her experience on The Amazing Race, Drew instead took his plan to systematically take out all the women to Natalie, causing her to go to Missy and rally all the women to vote for him instead.
  • Shocking Elimination: In-Universe, Coyopa was shocked that Drew was voted out under the false assumption that he was well liked, until Jeff pointed out it was stupid to be shocked by the other tribe's decisions when you weren't privy to their social goings on.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Alec said he and Drew being going at it since he was out of the womb.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He boasted of being the kingpin of his tribe, while everyone, including his own brother, just saw him as a joke.
  • Smug Snake
  • So Proud of You: According to this, Drew was proud that Alec got further than him in the game.
  • Team Killer: He stated that he'll "take out the snakes in his tribe". It backfired on him badly.
  • Tempting Fate: His entire characterization, though most specifically his kingpin confessional.
  • Token Evil Teammate: The main reason he was voted off.

    John Rocker 
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Former MLB player and Boyfriend of Julie.

    Val Collins 
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Police officer and Wife of Jeremy.

  • Blatant Lies: She succeeded in fooling her tribemates into thinking that she had found two idols in six days, even John, who had found the idol at camp, but in the process made herself even more of a target.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Her boot causes Jeremy to play aggressively.
  • Demoted to Extra: Justified in Survivor: Cambodia, as she only returned as a loved-one for Jeremy.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: She thought that by lying that she has two idols would keep her in the game for a long time because her tribemates wouldn't dare to vote her off in fear of being idoled.
  • Hoist By Her Own Petard: Her tribemates actually bought her lie of having two idols, which resulted in her being eliminated.
  • Happily Married: To Jeremy.
  • Out-Gambitted: Her plan to save herself from the vote split by having her and Jaclyn vote for Baylor was ruined when Josh switched his vote to prevent such an occurrence.
  • Sassy Black Woman: In her final tribal, she became extremely agitated at Baylor.

    Nadiya Anderson 
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Twin Sister of Natalie who competed on two seasons of The Amazing Race together, finishing 4th in Season 21, and were the first team eliminated in Season 24.


  • Bittersweet Ending: In retrospect, since her boot is what pushes Natalie to play hard which leads to her ultimately winning the game.
  • Book-Ends: With her being the first boot, her twin sister ultimately won the game.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Why Alec and Dale saw her as a known quantity and a threat.note 
  • Crossover: She and her sister were contestants from another popular Reality Show competition before joining Survivor.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Her elimination deeply saddens Natalie.
  • Death by Genre Savviness: Her experience with Reality Show competition is what ultimately made her tribe to vote her off.
  • Digging Yourself Deeper: Subverted. She appeared to have done this at Tribal Council by calling Josh one of the girls, but Josh was not one of the five who voted against her.
  • History Repeats: Nadiya became the first boot of Survivor, just like on The Amazing Race All-Stars.
  • Innocently Insensitive: She has no clue that Josh was offended after repeatedly referring to him as "one of the girls".
  • No Indoor Voice: As usual.
  • Tall Poppy Syndrome: She was voted out first because Dale and Alec were familiar with her gameplay on The Amazing Race.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Natalie and Nadiya.
  • Wolverine Publicity: She and her sister were easily one of the most recognizable Amazing Race teams from the previous few years, and their notorious status with the fans made them tailor made villains for the show, much like when the Race cast Rob & Amber fresh off of Survivor: All-Stars.

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