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The Tribes


  • Color Motif: Blue, befitting the fact that they're the Blue Collar team.
  • Four-Philosophy Ensemble: The post-shuffle original members: Mike is The Realist, Rodney is The Cynic, Dan is The Optimist and Sierra is The Conflicted. Kelly is The Apathetic if you count the overall last members in the merge, but was shuffled in Nagarote for a while before it.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The original members post-shuffle; Mike is Leukine, Rodney is Choleric, Sierra is Melancholic and Dan is Sanguine. Kelly is Phlegmatic if you count the overall last members in the merge, but was shuffled in Nagarote for a while before it.
  • Freudian Trio:
    • The male members have this dynamic.
      • Mike, has a serious type of gameplay but not as aggressive as Rodney's, but at the same time not being as "loose" as Dan. (Ego)
      • Rodney, has a very aggressive gameplay. (Superego)
      • Dan, focuses more on being the tribe's comic relief. (Id)
    • The final three members.
      • Mike, focuses more on the game and surviving. (Superego)
      • Rodney, prone to emotional bursts. (Id)
      • Sierra, passive and has a tendency to play both sides. (Ego)
  • Location Theme Naming: Named after a beach.
  • Meaningful Name: See Odd Name Out below. Seriously, the setting of Survivor has mostly been in beaches, so it shouldn't be that surprising that a member of this tribe won the season.
  • Odd Name Out: While the tribe follows the Location Theme Naming, it's the only one named after a beach (the other two were named after Nicaraguan cities).
  • Rated M for Manly: The tribe shuffle made the tribe male dominant. Said male contestants also happened to be the most physically capable ones.
  • The Team:
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: They're consistently one of the best tribes and yet most of them barely stand each other.
    Shirin: This group [of Blue Collar] has shown that even though they all hate each other, they will vote together.
  • World of Ham: This tribe seems to consist of yelling matches between explosive personalities such as Lindsey, Dan, Rodney, and Mike.



  • Badass Bookworm: Jeff Probst invokes this for the tribe in his statements.
  • Color Motif: Yellow.
  • Freudian Trio:
    • The female members.
      • Carolyn, plays the game quite seriously but is more of a team player than So. (Ego)
      • Shirin, happy-go-lucky and and more carefree. (Id)
      • So, has a more aggressive gameplay which focuses more on the end game rather than for the benefit of the tribe. (Superego)
    • The male members.
      • Tyler, has a more passive type of gameplay and has more tolerance on his tribemates' quirks. (Ego)
      • Joaquin, has a more aggressive gameplay. (Superego)
      • Max, proud Survivor fanboy and will not hold back to prove it. (Id)
    • The last three members.
      • Carolyn, plays the game quite seriously. (Superego)
      • Tyler, has a more passive type of gameplay and has more tolerance on his tribemates' quirks. (Ego)
      • Shirin, happy-go-lucky and and more carefree. (Id)
  • Location Theme Naming: Named after a Nicaraguan City.
  • Non-Indicative Name: They are called the White Collar tribe, but their Color Motif is yellow.
  • The Team: The team dynamic becomes much more clearer after So's boot.
    • The Leader: Carolyn, always front and center at challenges and one who usually takes charge in them.
    • The Lancer: Tyler, Carolyn's most trusted ally.
    • The Big Guy: Joaquin, the tribe's ace in most of the challenges.
    • The Smart Guy: Max, knows the history of the game and is a professor to boot.
    • The Chick: Shirin, The Load and tries (badly) to cheer-up her tribe numerous times.
    • Sacrificial Lion: So, the first boot of not only the tribe but the whole season.
    • Token Evil Teammate: Joaquin and So, both picked the "dishonest" option at the season premiere to further their game at the expense of the tribe's food.


  • Color Motif: Red.
  • Four-Philosophy Ensemble:
    • The post-shuffle new members: Carolyn is The Realist, Kelly is The Conflicted, Max is The Apathetic and Shirin is The Optimist.
    • The female members post-shuffle: Jenn is The Cynic, Hali is The Apathetic, Carolyn is The Realist, Shirin is The Optimist and Kelly is The Conflicted.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble:
    • The last original members: Joe is Leukine, Jenn is Choleric, Hali is Phlegmatic and Will is Sanguine.
    • The post-shuffle new members: Carolyn is Choleric, Kelly is Melancholic, Max is Sanguine and Shirin is Leukine.
    • The female members post-shuffle: Jenn is Leukine, Hali is Phlegmatic, Carolyn is Choleric, Shirin is Sanguine and Kelly is Melancholic.
  • Location Theme Naming: Named after a Nicaraguan city.
  • The Team:
    • The original line-up.
      • The Leader: Joe, the de-facto driving force of the tribe who is also always front and center at challenges.
      • The Lancer: Jenn, Joe's most trusted ally and the tribe's de-facto Number Two who was usually taking charge if he doesn't.
      • The Big Girl: Hali, the tribe's best challenge competitor after Joe, Jenn and Vince.
      • The Smart Guy: Will, prefers to play the game strategically than physical.
      • The Chick: Nina, the most emotional member of the tribe.
      • The Starscream: Vince, openly admitted that he wants to be the Alpha male of the tribe and dislikes Jo for being just that. Also the Sacrificial Lion for being their first boot.
    • The post-shuffle line-up.
      • The Leader: Jenn, the original lineup's Number Two who becomes the de-facto leader of the tribe this time around.
      • The Lancer: Hali, Jenn's most trusted ally.
      • The Big Girl: Kelly, perhaps the tribe's best physical challenge competitor other than Jenn and Hali.
      • The Smart Girl: Carolyn, the most openly strategic player of the tribe. According to post-game interviews, she also functioned as the Team Mom.
      • The Chick: Shirin, still focuses more on social gameplay.
      • The Living Prop: Will, he's just there. His tribemates treats him as the Tagalong Kid at best, and The Load at worst.
      • Sacrificial Lion: Max, the first boot. He could have counted as The Smart Guy too if he only lasted an episode.
  • Übermensch: The group is always touted by Probst as "the ones who break the rules" and "the ones who make their own paths".

The Sole Survivor

     Mike Holloway

Oil Driller from North Richland Hills, Texas, age 38. Part of the Escameca tribe.

  • The Ace: Progressively after Joe's boot.
  • Adorkable: He has his moments, such as his happy dance after winning immunity and finding the Hidden Immunity Idol. He also acts like this around his mom. Aww...
  • Berserk Button: Mike is pretending to work hard instead of actually working hard as he reveal this Bonus clip.
    • Bullies also seem to be a Berserk Button for him as well, considering the way he reacts to Will's breaking speech to Shirin.
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Born Winner: Not only did he won the game, but he practically won 75% of the individual challenges as well.
  • Bully Hunter: He's pissed when Shirin is abused by Will. He even defends her.
  • Byronic Hero: Passionate, determined, and noble, but also very arrogant and can be very underhanded, and smug. Yeah, he fits the bill.
  • Cassandra Truth: After Joe's elimination, he overheard a conversation in which Rodney conspired with Carolyn, Tyler, and Will to blindside Mike and go to the end with the four of them. He confronted them about it, but they all aggressively denied it, and were able to convince the rest of the tribe that he had lost his mind and was making things up.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Mike admits in a pre-game interview that he was molested and didn't have a father.
  • Deep South: Born and Raised In Texas.
  • Determinator: Was relentless on finding the hidden immunity idol until he ultimately did during episode 8.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After being on the outs with his alliance and being gunned down by them almost every tribal council, Mike wins Survivor in a practically Flawless Victory.
  • Flawless Victory: He practically won the game unopposed in individual challenges and with a vote of 6-1-1.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Everybody in the game knows that he's not coming home after episode 12's tribal due to both his prominence in challenges and him possessing a hidden idol.
  • Friendly Enemy: With Carolyn near the end of the game.
  • Friend to All Children: Claims in episode 12 that he loves being with kids.
  • Genius Bruiser: His clever manipulation of his allies saved him in the beginning as well as painting Joe as the bigger target. He's also easily one of the most physically competent players this season shown when everyone else is on the verge of collapsing in a challenge and he's barely breaking a sweat.
  • Gentle Giant: He is The Big Guy of the tribe and is also the most friendly. Not so much anymore, now that he's getting a little too arrogant.
    • Definitely back on track now, with Shirin saying in post-interviews that he was the first man ever to stand up for her in a situation like those she's faced in her life when he removed her from Will's verbal assault. She compared him to Harry Potter in her word association with Gordon Holmes, and says he was a true Christian, reassuring her even after Christian Will assaulted her and other Christian tribe members let it happen or even added to it. Even if he gets too wrapped up in the game it's clear that Mike has genuine heart and care for others.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He is a genuinely good person, but he is both blunt and assertive.
  • Guttural Growler: He has a deep raspy voice.
  • Happy Dance: Does this once after finding an idol and another time after winning immunity, and he even mentions the trope by name.
  • Honor Before Reason: Chooses to take Carolyn to the final three because he considers her a Worthy Opponent than Rodney. He even lampshaded this trope verbatim, saying it might be "a million dollar mistake".
  • I'm Not Here to Make Friends: Invoked in his pre season video.
  • Keet: His happy dance is pretty cute as is his moments with his mom.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Shirin complements him at final tribal for protecting him during the time Will lashed out on her.
  • Large and in Charge: The tallest member of the tribe and is their de-facto leader.
  • Large Ham
  • Last of His Kind: The last of the Blue Collars to remain in the game, thus effectively making the final three a battle with each of the tribes having its representatives.
  • The Leader: The de-facto leader of Escameca pre-shuffle. Even after the shuffle, he leads the majority alliance.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Implicated by his "eating a scorpion interview" in episode 1.
    Mike: Maybe not the best decision to eat a scorpion on the first day of Survivor. But I'm the type of person, if I see an opportunity in front of me, I'm going to go grab it. I'm going to run as fast as I can and clench on as hard as I can and ride that bull for as long as I can. I saw the scorpion, I seized the opportunity. And I paid the consequence. That's your boy.
    • Foreshadowing: This actually alludes to what ends up almost costing him the game in episode 10.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He has decided on a large number of the eliminations, especially in his plans to get rid of Joe.
  • Manly Tears: Thrice. First after finding the hidden idol in episode 8. Second is during the loved ones visit, and lastly after his and Dan's conversation during final tribal.
  • Nice Guy: Calls himself this in his pre season video.
  • No-Damage Run: Played with. They were votes cast against him, but Mike uses his hidden idol to nullify them.
  • Oral Fixation Fixation: He's frequently seen chewing what appears to be a toothpick or a twig.
  • The Pollyanna: Dan sees him as a walking ray of sunshine. Quickly subverted as Mike gotten into conflict with his tribe about work ethic.
  • Religious Bruiser: Mike has Pslam 121 tattooed on his back.
  • Sanity Slippage: After discovering Rodney's plan to vote him out.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: When Carolyn and Sierra are talking in episode 13, Mike just suddenly pops in out of nowhere much to the latter's surprise.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Started to think he had the game won when his biggest competition (Joe) went out. He even smugly showed Joe's fake idol to the camera when voting out Joe.
  • Smug Super: Near the end of the game, when it's clear that he has few potential rivals left in the physical aspect of the game.
  • The Rival: To Joe. Later to Tyler, then Rodney.
  • Sole Survivor: The twenty ninth winner of the game.
  • Team Dad: Is quite stern to his tribemates about actually working hard, but he means well.
  • Team Killer: He throws a challenge to get rid of Joaquin.
  • Tranquil Fury: When Will is berating Shirin, especially when Will calls him "her little bitch." He keeps his cool but he is clearly pissed.
  • True Companions: With Jenn and Shirin after getting kicked out of his alliance.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Mike has a pair of Texas flag shorts. During the reunion, he's wearing a shirt with said flag as its design.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Mike and Dan started out as close allies and as the game went on they became bitter enemies. Eventually they made up, with Dan voting for Mike to win the million, and them confirming that they had reconciled their friendship at the reunion.
  • Worthy Opponent: For the ex-No Collars. Maybe to the Whites. Ironically not as much to his fellow Blues.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Revealing his hidden immunity idol in episode 11's tribal, regardless of whether or not he used it to save Shirin. Though he didn't, his main plan was to have a small chance of creating a crack in the majority alliance, and Dan getting two votes placed on him accomplished this.
  • "YEAH!" Shot: Upon finding the hidden idol in episode 8. Also after winning.
  • You Were Trying Too Hard: Many of Mike's problems early in the game stem from his work ethic, as he was pushing both himself and his tribe mates far too hard, which made him come off as grating and unlikable.


The Runners-Up

     Carolyn Rivera

Corporate Executive from Tampa, Florida, age 52. Part of the Masaya tribe.

  • The Ace: In reward challenges during the merge.
  • Action Mom: She is a fairly competent physical player and offhandedly mentioned that she has kids.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Self Described.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Turns on Max and Shirin for the No Collars during the tribal shuffle. After the merge, she turns on the No Collars to align with Rodney, Will and her original ally Tyler. Then turns on Tyler solely because He Knows Too Much. Following this, she tried to continue Playing Both Sides, but Mike's immunity streak won't allow it so she firmly allied with Mike till the end.
  • Cry Cute: She's normally calm and collected, but she's pretty stressed out and breaks down before heading to the penultimate tribal council.
  • Downer Ending: Carolyn not only lost the game in a Curb-Stomp Battle, Carolyn was also left out for The Second Chance season
  • Fiery Redhead: Can be really fiesty and snarky.
  • Friendly Enemy: With Mike near the end of the game.
  • Graceful Loser: She's not a bad sport losing to Mike.
  • Happily Married: Said she was this with Her husband in her pre-game bio. When her Husband showed up during the loved ones visit in the finale episode. They claim that they're High-School Sweethearts.
  • In-Series Nickname: Carolyn was given the moniker of Mama C.
  • Last of His Kind: Not only was she the last of the White Collars to remain in the game, but also the last woman standing.
  • The Leader: Becomes the de-facto driving force of the White Collar tribe after So's boot.
  • Manipulative Bitch
  • Never Mess with Granny: She's fairly competent at the physical challenges despite being 52.
  • Out of Focus
  • Playing Both Sides: Self-admitted.
    Carolyn: I am smacked in the middle. I got stuff working on here and I got stuff working on over there, so of course I'm gonna tell him (Mike) what he wants to hear. But if Mike doesn't win immunity, gotta go!
  • Spicy Latina: It wasn't specified if only her husband is the one with Hispanic heritage, but she's Ambiguously Brown and a Fiery Redhead for a reason.
  • Team Mom: According to some post-game interviews, she served as this to the post-shuffled Nagarote. Supported when she was called "Mama C" by them.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: The final tribal and post-game interviews have stated that her and Shirin's relationship wasn't as antagonistic as shown.
  • Worthy Opponent: For Mike, Shirin and Joe.
  • "YEAH!" Shot: After beating Rodney in the fire-making challenge during the penultimate tribal council.

     Will Sims II

Youtube Sensation from Sherman Oaks, California, age 41. Part of the Nagarote tribe.

  • Action Survivor: He's not very athletic or tough, but very crafty and resourceful.
  • Angry Black Man: Shows this side of his personality while yelling at Shirin.
  • Being Good Sucks: After sharing the bonus food reward he won at the Auction, a number of castaways doubted that he kept plenty of it for himself. He didn't respond well.
  • Berserk Button: Will's is questioning his ability or integrity.
  • Big Fun: He's a pretty big dude, but cheerful and affable.
  • Birthday Episode: The first half of episode 4 happened on his birthday.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Appears to be a cheerful Nice Guy the entire season until episode 10 where he shows a rather cruel side by personally attacking Shirin.
    Jenn: (during her Elimination Statement) Will seems to be a nice person but he's kinda shattered now.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He went rogue on every member of the No Collar tribe by going voting out Vince in the second episode, flipped on the other no collars at the merge, and turned on Dan as soon as Mike flashed his idol at the episode 11 tribal council.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Before heading to the final tribal, he mentions that if he wins, he wins. And if he doesn't, he played the game the only way he could.
  • Fat Comic Relief: Will is the guy to go to Slapstick.
  • Fat Bastard: Takes on this role as a part of is Took a Level in Jerkass development.
  • Graceful Loser: He's not a bad sport losing to Mike.
  • Happily Married: His wife showed up during the loved ones visit in the penultimate episode.
  • Jerk Justifications: Zig-Zagged. Him getting mad after being maliciously slandered for keeping food while he doesn't is completely justified. Him personally attacking Shirin in retaliation, on the other hand, is universally agreed to be overboard.
  • Last of His Kind: The last of the No Collars to remain in the game.
  • The Load: Because of his Asthma.
  • Manly Tears: During his Birthday Episode.
  • Non-Action Guy
  • The One Guy: Becomes the only remaining man in the new Nagarote after the tribe shuffle. He's also this to the Nagarote originals after Joe was shuffled to Escameca.
  • The Quisling: Leaves the No Collars to side with Rodney during the merge. He even consistently voted for his No Collar tribemates ever since until he's the only one left.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: For most of the season, Will is a friendly, easygoing guy. Then comes episode 10 and he's violently berating Shirin and claiming nobody in the game or in her personal life loves her, showing no regret for his statements.
    • Not only that, but at Tribal Council, Shirin reveals (and it's implied that Will already knew) that the reason she has no family is because it was torn apart by verbal and physical violence, and the domestic abuse clearly lingered with her. Will responds by accusing her of playing the victim and talking over her. It's possible that this is the biggest leap from nice contestant to jerkass that the show's ever seen.


The Jury

     Rodney Lavoie, Jr.

General Contractor from Boston, Massachusetts, age 24. Part of the Escameca tribe.

  • A Birthday, Not a Break: Rodney was livid at the fact that he was at camp, washing dishes, and not picked to go on a reward on his birthday.
  • Big Bad: Portrayed as the main antagonist of the season.
  • Birthday Episode: The first half of episode 12 happened on his birthday. He even "begged" (despite claiming that he won't) to be included in that episode's reward challenge. He wasn't and the results are obvious.
  • Butt-Monkey: He never won a single post-merge reward challenge, meaning he's literally spent his entire game at the same campsite. Not that he doesn't deserve this status, especially after his attempts at guilt-tripping Carolyn to give up her rewards.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Inverted. In the early episodes, Rodney complained about Mike demanding for him to get more firewood, saying that it was a social game that would get you to the end, not having the most firewood. At the Final 4, it comes down to a fire making tiebreaker between him and Carolyn, in which his strategy involves using much less wood than her. Guess what happens?
  • The Chew Toy: He literally never won any individual challenge, but his volatile behavior makes one feel hard to feel sorry for him.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: During his feud with Mike.
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Keeps guilt-tripping Carolyn for backing out on her promise of giving her reward spot to him and complains everytime he gets shut down. Mike eventually calls him out on it in episode 13 saying he should actually win one himself.
  • Homoerotic Subtext: Rodney called his friendship With Joaquin a Bromance, one of the trope's alternate names.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Hypocrite: Claims that he won't pressure any of his alliance to take him to reward in case he didn't win because it is his birthday but threw tantrums when said situation happened.
  • It's All About Me: Starts to delve into this territory on his birthday just because Carolyn, Sierra, and Mike wouldn't give up their reward.
  • Jerkass: Seems to generally be an explosive, aggressive guy, especially shown in episode 3.
    • Jerkass Has a Point: Despite his douche-y ways, he is right about Joe being a huge threat, and eliminating him early could have benefited the Blue Collar tribe during the merge had they listened to him.
    • Jerk Jock
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He rarely contributes in any team challenges, even attempting to throw one, betrays his alliance leader simply because he got rid of one of his friends for strategic reasons, and keeps complaining about not getting rewards he didn't earn. He ends up going on no rewards, leaving him at the same beach for the whole game, and loses every single post merge challenge including the one that would decide whether or not he made it to the final 3, which he was only forced to do because said alliance leader wanted to pay him back for his betrayal.
  • Lazy Bum: Rodney complains alot but doesn't do work around the game post merge.
  • Madonna–Whore Complex: His "two kinds of women in this world" mentality got him a lot of flak from Lindsey and Sierra.
  • Malaproper: Rodney frequently messed up words and idioms, such as when he talked about his 3 Cs - "cool, calm, and collective" - and referring to Joe as the "protocoltypical" white guy.
  • The Napoleon
  • Only Friend: To Will during the game.
  • Sanity Slippage: After losing the reward on his Birthday.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: He's got quite the mouth, especially when yelling at others.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Wears a tanktop.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Mentions quite a few times that he'll give Mike a run for his money in challenges and always fall flat. One time he's Mike's runner-up (the 5th individual immunity), Mike was literally standing tall over him during their "showdown".
  • Smug Snake: Loves to be in-control and is The Starscream of the tribe. The moment that he wasn't as in-control of the game as he seems becomes apparent, he loses his composure.
  • Sore Loser: He doesn't take losing well. See Smug Snake above.
  • Sour Supporter: Still goes with his original Blue Collar tribemates just for the sake of being with the majority. He does have his own sub-alliance, however.
  • Tattooed Crook
  • Team Killer: He essentially caused the apparent disintegration of the Blue Collars in episode 10 by attempting to get rid of Mike. While it ultimately didn't happen, Mike overheard him which leads to him and Rodney's fallout. Said fallout ultimately leads to Dan and Sierra having to choose which among the two will they side on.
  • The Starscream: Aside from being the Token Evil Teammate, he repeatedly stated that he wants to be in-control of his tribe.
  • The Woobie: Tries to invoke the loss of his sister as a strategy to get female allies In-Universe.
  • Third-Person Person: Referred to himself in the third person a few times in one of his rage-filled episode 3 confessionals.
  • Token Evil Teammate: His tribemates doesn't see him in a positive light.
  • Unknown Rival: He's so dead set on beating Mike. Mike, while still doesn't underestimate him in physical challenges, thinks he's a potential goat for the finals.
  • Villainous Friendship: With Joaquin and Will.
  • Villain Team-Up: He and Joaquin are considered their respective original tribe's Token Evil Teammate. Once they get to be together after the shuffle, they immediately bonded.

     Sierra Dawn Thomas

Barrel Racer from Roy, Utah, age 27. Part of the Escameca tribe.

  • Accidental Misnaming: Her name was often spelled wrongly. It's usually Ciera or Ciara.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: The reason why she was targeted and voted out at the final 5. Sierra was viewed as not angering the jury and Mike voted her out because she came close to beating him in challenges.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Shirin mentions how thick Sierra's eyebrows is in a post game interview.
  • The Cynic: Despite Dan and Mike's effort to tell the truth about the "Honest/Dishonest Options" being on good intentions, she sees the deed in a negative light.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Seems to be warming up to her tribemates after episode 6 and during the merge.
  • Go Out with a Smile: She went out a Graceful Loser.
  • Graceful Loser: She doesn't take being voted out personally.
  • History Repeats: She's not the first Sierra (Ciera) to become The Smurfette Principle after the tribe shuffle. And like that "Ciera", she also finished 5th.
  • Ice Queen: Aside from being The Cynic above, she rarely smiles. If she does, it's often a dull smirk.
  • Informed Ability: After the immunity challenge before her elimination, Mike and Sierra herself stated that she was the only person that was close on beating him in the last four challenges. While she didn't performed badly, it was usually Carolyn, Tyler and even Rodney who did that. The only time she nearly beat Mike was the immunity before Dan's boot.
    • She came the closest to beating Mike i the previous reward challenge, meaning in the three most recent individual challenges she came the closest in two of them, and in the other it was just a blow-out win for Mike.
  • Lovely Angels: With Lindsey.
  • Meaningful Name: Sierra means originating from the earth. She works as a Barrel Racer.
  • Ms. Fanservice: One of the season's most attractive contestants.
  • Out of Focus: Progressively during the merge.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She is a 6'1 model.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only woman on the new Escameca. Being on the blue Color Motif tribe and having a blonde hair makes it hilarious. She was also the last female Blue Collar standing in the game.
  • Tempting Fate: During her boot episode, she frequently mentioned that she hopes she doesn't get any votes. Guess what happens?
  • Title Drop: During episode 10's tribal council.
    Jeff Probst: Try to give me a pitch on where we are from this standpoint; four Blue Collars, three White Collars, two No Collars. How does everybody's individual point of view towards life impact the game on Day 27?
    Sierra: Jeff, I think it's says it best by we are worlds apart. You can completely forget how this game started because we are nine individuals who are deprived, starving, wanting a million dollars. We're all fighting for ourselves at this point.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: She's seen keeping something (her Auction wallet apparently) on her chest area after Survivor Auction.
  • When She Smiles: Finally gives a genuinely beautiful smile after somewhat reconciling with the original Blue Collar tribe sans Rodney.
  • With Friends Like These...: How she feels about Escameca.

     Dan Foley

Postal Worker from Gorham, Maine, age 47. Part of the Escameca tribe.

  • Acrofatic: He was seen doing a somersault after the episode 12 immunity challenge.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Says this in his pre-season video and made explicit when he states that he was the second person from Gorham, ME. The first being Julie Berry.
  • Brutal Honesty: Was blunt towards Shirin despite claiming that he was saying "nice things" to her. (By nice means a basically subtle "The Reason You Suck" Speech).
  • Call-Back: He compares Mike to Colby Donaldson during his jury speech.
  • Carpet of Virility: Type 2.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite his weight and personality, he proves himself in the second immunity challenge by helping Blue Collar take the lead.
  • Defiant to the End: Invokes this by playing his advantage, saying that he won't go down without swinging.
  • Deus ex Machina: How he sees the extra vote advantage he won during Survivor Auction.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: How everybody else see the advantage he won at Survivor Auction.
    • Considering the theory that Dan playing the advantage tipped the already-paranoid Carolyn to play her idol and send Dan packing, that's probably how it turned out for Dan as well.
  • Digging Yourself Deeper: Rodney claims that Dan was doing this.
  • Disappeared Dad: When he mentioned that he's Happily Adopted (see below), he said he knows who his biological mother is. He didn't said a word about his biological father.
  • Fat Bastard: Used to be a decent enough guy bit by the end, he's a lot more arrogant and condescending which he ironically calls Mike.
  • Fat Comic Relief: Embodies this trope to the point that Lindsey speculates that he is trying to play it up by pretending he lost his underwear, in an attempt to be funny.
  • Head Desk
  • Hypocrite: He calls Mike "arrogant" and "condescending" when that more or less describes him after he tore apart Shirin and Mike is ironically the most down to earth of the remaining blue Collars and sides with the "good guys".
  • Insane Troll Logic: Claims that he and Shirin are Not So Different by comparing his past on being adopted to her history of Domestic Abuse during episode 11's tribal council. Jeff Probst himself calls him out on it.
  • Jerkass: It's mostly restricted towards Shirin but Dan is very Arrogant and Delusional.
  • The Lancer: He mainly served as the Older Sidekick of Mike, the Blue Collar tribe's de-facto leader. More so after the tribal shuffle where he finally started functioning as a more serious Number Two.
  • Lack of Empathy: Towards Shirin.
  • Large Ham: He has a very... theatrical way of speaking.
  • Manly Tears: The most emotional when the love letters from home was brought up during Survivor Auction.
  • Negated Moment of Awesome: On paper, the extra vote advantage is actually a big game changer. As long as the one who you cast your vote against doesn't use his or her hidden idol to nullify them, that is.
  • No Sympathy: For the most part, Towards Shirin after getting yell at by Will. He apologized at the reunion.
  • No Social Skills: Accused of this by Sierra. He pretty much proved her much.
  • Older Sidekick: To Mike.
  • Overly Long Name: According to his video, his full name is Daniel Patrick Martin Aloysius Foley.
  • Sanity Slippage: Shirin accused him of this while voting against him.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: For all the big deal made about his extra vote advantage being a huge threat, Carolyn just rendered it useless with her hidden idol.
  • Team Dad: He attempted to be this but failed miserably.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Dan's personality alienated everyone.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Mike and Dan started out as close allies and as the game went on they became bitter enemies. Eventually they made up, with Dan voting for Mike to win the million, and them confirming that they had reconciled their friendship at the reunion.
  • "YEAH!" Shot: Upon winning his advantage.

     Tyler Fredrickson

Ex-Talent Agent Assistant from Los Angeles, California, age 33. Part of the Masaya tribe.

  • Beware the Quiet Ones: He is not shown spending much time speaking around the other players, which is why the No Collars and Shirin saw him as a huge threat to win the game.
  • A Death in the Limelight: His confessionals on his boot episode triples than the previous ones he made for rest of the season combined.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: During the final tribal, he calls out Carolyn for backstabbing him despite being her closest ally since the beginning.
  • Gossipy Hens: He has a tendency to blurt out everything that was said or has come up to anyone he chooses. Whether he does it intentionally for strategic purposes or just because remains to be seen.
  • He Knows Too Much: Part of the reason why Carolyn voted for him was because he knows that she posses a hidden idol.
  • The Lancer: To Carolyn.
  • Nerd Glasses
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Tyler awkwardly diverts his attention away from Shirin during her bottomless dishwashing scene.
  • The One Guy: The last remaining White Collar male.
  • Only Sane Man: Views himself as this after Max and Shirin started walking around in the nude.
  • Out of Focus: Up until the merge, he mostly kept quiet around his tribes.
  • Sherlock Scan: Was able to detect Joe finding the hidden clue despite only a short glimpse.
  • The Sneaky Guy: Prefers to play using stealth during the merge.
  • Stoic Spectacles
  • Straight Man: Plays this role on the White Collar tribe, as he's a pretty mild-mannered guy and most of his confessionals are commenting on the strange events happening around him.
  • The Trickster: In a Reddit AMA, Tyler revealed that a casting associate told him he was cast to be the next Jonny Fairplay/Tyson Apostol. Those two men are the paradigms for the Survivor Trickster archetype. However, Tyler's edit did not really use him for the role of Trickster. Tyler said he played up in casting that he would cause a lot of chaos intentionally out on the island, but once he got out there, he did not want to create any pranks or chaos because he felt it would harm his game. So in a sense Tyler tricked casting into thinking he would make a good trickster.

     Shirin Oskooi

Yahoo! Executive from San Francisco, California, age 31. Part of the Masaya tribe.

  • Abusive Parents: Said in episode 10 that her father was verbally and physically abusive towards her and the rest of their family.
  • Adorkable: With her constant pep and enthusiasm and massive knowledge of the show, Shirin definitely displays traits of this.
  • Animal Motifs: During her jury speech, she compared Mike to a Howler Monkey for being aggressive, Carolyn to a Stingray for being dangerously stealthy, and Will to a dead fish for being The Load.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: When concluding her jury speech.
    Shirin: Please look at the gameplay (of the finalists). Aggressive (Mike), stealthy (Carolyn)... [Beat]
    Dan: Dead fish?
    Shirin: Dead fish (Will)!
  • Ascended Fangirl
  • Break the Cutie: The Reveal of her Dark and Troubled Past in episode 10 causes her to break down.
  • Broken Tears: At Final Tribal council.
  • Call-Back: Shirin references Tony in counter to Dan's "Flippers Never Win" line. Shirin also directly quotes the conclusion of Sue Hawk's Snake & Rats Speech.
  • Cassandra Truth: She is right that Tyler is the second most physically dominant on individual challenges after Mike, but the other castaways sans Mike himself continue to align with him.
  • Chekhov's Gag: Earlier in the season, she spent most of her free time observing monkeys and presumably other animals. During her jury questioning, she gave each of the final three an Animal Motif based on their gameplay, with the eventual winner (whom she also voted for) being compared to a monkey.
  • Chewing the Scenery: She's very ecstatic before the episode 8 immunity challenge. Jeff Probst lampshaded it.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: She told the tribe about howler monkeys having sex, and is a generally bizarre person, doing things such as singing the national anthem randomly, announcing to her tribe that she needs to poop, and casually walking around bottomless.
  • The Cloud Cuckoo Lander Was Right: Despite her head being up in the clouds, she quickly sees the Blue Collars' Teeth-Clenched Teamwork during the merge and rightfully sided with the No Collars to weaken their number.
  • Cry Cute: During the aforementioned Break the Cutie.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Reveals that she was a victim of Domestic Abuse in episode 10.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Towards Will in the final tribal.
  • Face Death with Dignity: She know she's screwed the moment she lost the 5th individual immunity.
  • Fish out of Water: Her eccentric behavior starts to irritate her comparatively straight laced tribe. It's mentioned that in spite of her occupation, her personality may be closer to the free spirited no collar tribe.
  • Go Out with a Smile: She said she's excited to be part of the jury in her Elimination Statement.
  • The Load: And she knows it, too.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Implied to be the other reason why she sided with the No Collars at the merge. Kind of subverted since Carolyn (and maybe Tyler) implied that she expected her to flip.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Goes bottomless in the second episode like Max, however she did it since she thought it would be more convenient than walking around in wet clothing all day.
  • Negated Moment of Awesome: Describes her not winning the women's immunity challenge while Mike won the males' as this.
    Shirin: I held on for as long as I could but it wasn't enough. And Carolyn won. It would have been that big 'cause Mike won immunity, I would have won immunity. And then we would have seen the Axis of Evil scrambling all day, but it wasn't meant to be.
  • Oh, Crap!: After ensuring Masaya's loss, and once again once Max is voted out.
    Shirin: I'm in deep shit.
  • Only Friend: To Max. Later Mike after being abandoned by the Blue Collars
  • The Pollyanna: Despite very, very few people on the season liking her and her getting bullied by Dan and others, she always seems to have a positive attitude. Her revealing her Dark and Troubled Past above gave her Hidden Depths.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gave one to Will during the final tribal.
  • Sad Clown: If her Dark and Troubled Past is any indication...
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: Why she was able to get along with Max so well.
  • Thanatos Gambit: She knew that Mike will not play his idol for her and only showed it to create a crack on the majority alliance but went along with it because she strongly dislikes most members of said alliance.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Dan calls her this.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: The final tribal and post-game interviews have stated that her and Carolyn's relationship wasn't as antagonistic as shown.
  • Wall of Blather: One of the tribe's most common complaints about her is that she never stops talking.

     Jenn Brown

Sailing Instructor from Long Beach, California, age 22. Part of the Nagarote tribe.

  • Alpha Bitch: How Nina sees her.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Jenn watched all of the episodes of Survivor.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Joe to Vince's dismay.
  • Boobs of Steel: One of the most physically competent female contestant this season as well as being the most... "competent" in other areas.
  • Broken Bird: After Hali's and Joe's eliminations.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Death Seeker: After Hali's elimination, she active sought to be voted out.
  • Dramatic Irony: An episode after her failed Suicide by Cop attempt, she stated that she now wants to remain in the game so she can have a hand on eliminating the Rodney/Will/Carolyn/Tyler alliance but was booted at the end of said episode.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes
  • Friend to All Living Things: Jenn was a vegetarian and was disturbed by the killing of the chicken.
  • Gainaxing: The scene when she was walking at the shore in the season premiere. Also happens a lot in episodes 4 & 5.
  • Go Out with a Smile: She's smiling on her way out of tribal.
  • Graceful Loser: Subverted. After her boot, she's seen smiling and wishing the remaining castaways the best (and to be nice). However, she proceeded to give half of them "The Reason You Suck" Speech during her Elimination Statement.
  • Groin Attack: Jenn got stung in the groin by an insect during the first individual immunity challenge.
  • The Lancer: Becomes Joe's de-facto Number Two in the original No Collar tribe.
  • Lovely Angels: With Hali.
  • Male Gaze: The cameramen sure had a lot of interesting angles from her. Her Gainaxing is even showed in full glory. Can't be helped since of all the Season's Ms. Fanservice, she had the most revealing outfit.
  • Ms. Fanservice: One of the season's most attractive contestants. And because she wears the most revealing outfits, this is showcased a lot.
  • Properly Paranoid: Played the Idol when she suspected of being voted out and was correct.
  • Reality Show Genre Blindness: Like Kimmi, Jenn was a vegetarian who refused to eat meat despite having little sources of food. And then she demands to be voted out just because she hates everyone. They keep her over Joe.
  • Suicide by Cop: Attempted this on episode 9. The others (rightfully) voted Joe over her.
  • Squick: In-Universe. Her reaction to Max's soaking his feet in the water, especially with the plantar wart.
  • Stopped Caring: Upon Hali's elimination, Jenn becomes a Death Seeker and deliberately makes bad gameplay.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivered one to, of all people, her fellow jury members at the final tribal council when announcing that she would give her vote to Mike:
    “Half of you are the most bitter people I’ve ever met in my life. You guys say that you’re super fans? Well if you’re a fan, then you’re actually going to vote for who deserves it. Get over it. Prove that you’re a fan.”
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Calls out some of her fellow jury members during final tribal for being bitter against Mike.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Wears her socks usually at Grade D, but sometimes she can pull it up to Grades C. She wears the hotpants variety.

     Joe Anglim

Jewelry Designer from Scottsdale, Arizona, age 25. Part of the Nagarote tribe.

     Hali Ford

Law Student from San Francisco, California, age 25. Part of the Nagarote tribe.

  • Action Girl: In Real Life, She practices Jiu-jitsu and is one of the most physically competent female castaway of the season.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Self-Proclaimed in Ponderosa.
  • Cute Bruiser: She's a cutie and is one of the most competent female at the challenges. She also practices Jiu-jitsu according to her bio.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Waved and smiled at the remaining contestants before going to the jury house.
  • Graceful Loser: Didn't harbor ill feelings to the Blue Collar alliance after her boot.
  • Hidden Depths: In her pre-season video, Hali outright says this and states she's a Biker Babe Lad-ette on the inside.
  • Lovely Angels: With Jenn.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Patriotic Fervor: Showed an intense enthusiasm for the merged tribe name Merica, and for America's political principles in general.
  • Southern Belle: Self Described in the pre-season video.

Voted Out

     Kelly Remington

State Trooper from Grand Island, New York, age 44. Part of the Escameca tribe.

  • Action Girl: One of the Season's toughest challenge competitor and is a cop to boot.
  • The Big Girl: She mainly functioned as the muscle of her tribes, with the other competent members either functioned as The Leader or The Lancer.
  • Determinator: Opted to finish the challenge after she was injured.
  • Fish out of Water: Kelly is the only original Blue Collar contestant on post-swap Nagarote.
  • Go Out with a Smile: She doesn't take her defeat personally.
  • Graceful Loser: Praised the No Collars, particularly Jenn and Hali, in her Elimination Statement.
  • Hide Your Lesbians: She has an girlfriend, however her sexual orientation was not talked about on-screen.
  • History Repeats: Like Kelly Sharbaugh, Kelly Remington was screwed over by the idol negating seven votes and go out with four votes for her.
  • Lady of War: Never loses her grace despite the potential Game-Breaking Injury during the episode 4 reward challenge.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Kelly was seriously injured during a challenge and completely shrugged it off, only needing to get bandaged.
  • Out of Focus: Pre-swap, Kelly doesn't stand out on her tribe. She got a bit more screentime after the tribe swap, though.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Her being the first boot of the merge is what causes her original tribemates to become/remain cautious despite them being the majority.
  • Undying Loyalty: She said that she's this to the original Blue Collar tribe members/alliance.

     Joaquin Souberbielle

Marketing Director from Valley Stream, New York, age 27. Part of the Masaya tribe.

     Max Dawson

Media Consultant from Topanga, California, age 37. Part of the Masaya tribe.

  • Ascended Fanboy: He was a college professor who taught a Survivor Course. It really shows because of his knowledge of past survivor season.
  • Badass Beard: Oh, yeah.
  • Call-Back: Max likens the new Nagarote to Manono as a tribe switch left them with the tribe athletically inferior to the other one.
  • Cool Teacher: Max taught a College Course on Survivor
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Do Wrong, Right: He is not angry at So and Joaquin for taking the idol clue, he's mad at them for doing such a poor job lying about it.
  • Hipster: Shirin even describes him as one.
  • Meta Guy: He knows everything about the game a little too well.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Streaks in the second episode and even makes a Call-Back to Richard Hatch while doing it.
  • Nerdgasm: Every time he talks about Survivor, he seems to be really ecstatic.
  • Nerd Glasses: Wears these on occasion.
  • No Social Skills: He started out relatively well liked by his tribe, but eventually he started to irritate almost everyone.
  • Nothing Can Stop Us Now!: Max was shockingly over confident in his boot episode. He even stated he was glad his tribe had lost the challenge, and said multiple times that he wasn't the least bit worried about getting eliminated.
  • Only Friend: To Shirin.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He was quite brash and confident in his gameplay abilities, due to being such a massive superfan. However his eccentric personality annoyed almost all of his tribemates, resulting in his elimination.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: Why he was able to get along with Shirin so well.
  • Wall of Blather: Jenn's voting confessional against him was "Please stop talking."

     Lindsey Cascaddan

Hairdresser from College Park, Florida, age 24. Part of the Escameca tribe.

     Nina Poersch

Hearing Advocate from Palmdale, California, age 51. Part of the Nagarote tribe.

     Vince Sly

Coconut Vendor from Santa Monica, California, age 32. Part of the Nagarote tribe. A later interview revealed that Vince is actually primarily a holistic counselor and owner of four art galleries.

  • The Comically Serious: At times.
  • Dramatization: His crush on Jenn and "jealousy and conflict" with Joe.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: His reaction to Jenn and Joe's friendship is to confront Jenn and ask if she likes Joe, and later to confront Joe about the issues between them.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: One of the standout examples of the series.
  • Graceful Loser: He has no ill-will towards his tribemates in his Elimination Statement.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He appears intensely jealous of Joe due to both his closeness with Jenn, and his leadership position on the tribe.
    • Subverted during the later interview. He claimed that he wasn't actually jealous of Joe, it was just dramatized for the show. He just thought that Joe was a threat.
  • Ironic Name: Vince Sly isn't the Chick Magnet (at least to Jenn) he thought himself to be.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy
  • Mr. Fanservice:
  • No Social Skills: He comes across as quite odd.
  • Small Name, Big Ego
  • Surfer Dude: Surprisingly subverted. He rarely (if ever) uses the word "dude", he's quite intelligent from what we've seen and he doesn't surf. However, he is a coconut vendor.

     So Kim

Retail Buyer from Long Beach, California, age 31. Part of the Masaya tribe.

  • Bad Liar: Her lie about the "Neutral Box" was immediately figured out by her tribe, and her further lies led to her eventual vote out.
  • Deal with the Devil: How she described her "alliance" with Joaquin, when he forced her to take the deception choice.
  • Evil Feels Good: She's initially hesitant over Joaquin's decision to pick the "Dishonest Option," but once she started to think that she's in control, she started acting a little smug.
  • History Repeats: Like Tina Scheer before her, So was prevented from competing from a season and was the first person voted out on the immediate season.
  • Ms. Fanservice: One of the prettiest girls on the season.
  • Saved for the Sequel: She and her sister were originally the nineteenth and twentieth castaways for San Juan del Sur, but her sister failed a medical test, forcing the last minute evacuation which led to the gender imbalance in the season.
  • Too Clever by Half: She played the game too good at the beginning stages, which led to her boot.


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