I never liked Aras until I saw Vytas. With a dick like Vytas for a brother, it's a wonder that Aras turned out as well as he did.
I don't think Monica was bullied so much as she was, I don't know, disregarded. People treated her like she was stupid for sticking with Tyson and Gervase, but it's not like she had a lot of options. They wanted her as an extra vote, but she more than held her own in keeping the alliance afloat; she wasn't very strategic, but she was a challenge monster. But I think she's also kind of a dork? Granted my sole evidence for this is when she lamented that people didn't seem to understand her and she said, "have you never met a neat lady before?" I feel kind of bad for her because I think she's just subsumed her own personality to be secondary to Fuck You Brad Culpepper, and that's become how she relates to the world, but deep down she feels resentment that she doesn't get treated like a person in her own right and is instead just Mrs. Fuck You.
Gervase was an equal partner to Tyson, yet Tyson gets all the credit. This happens a lot (Stephen and JT, Becky and Yul, Hannah and Adam), but in a way it's happened to Gervase twice. Even though he didn't get to the end in Borneo, he and Joel were pushing for Pagong to stay together in a five-person alliance at the merge, but when people talk about it now, they say things like, "Joel was the only one on Pagong who knew they needed an alliance," and that's simply not factual. I suspect that if Joel and Gervase had managed to hold all of Pagong together and get to F2, that Joel would get all the credit. On the other hand, Joel got voted out over Gervase's cow comment, so maybe it evens out.