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Merge
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The merge is often celebrated with a feast.
Survivor Fan Characters Gameplay
Description: When two or more rival tribes come together and form a single tribe.
Appearances: Every season

A merge (sometimes called a "merger") is the coming together of two or more rival tribes into a single tribe. From this point forward, all remaining castaways will live together at the same camp, and compete in challenges as individuals.

About Edit

The merge serves as a sign that the castaways have reached the halfway point of the game, typically occurring when there are only around ten people left. It is also common that the Jury phase of the game begins around this point, though this is not always the case.

Process Edit

Informing the Castaways Edit

There have been a multitude of ways that the merge has been announced to the castaways. In most seasons, the castaways are informed shortly after they convene at what is normally expected to be a Reward Challenge. Other times, they are informed via Tree Mail, which provides instructions of what they need to do. On some occasions, the merge is announced to the castaways shortly after a Tribal Council has taken place.

Determining the Camp Edit

After the merge has been announced to the castaways, the first priority is usually determining the camp that they will reside at for the remainder of the game. In some seasons, the castaways choose the camp themselves. In other seasons though, the location is already decided by production. It is usually either one of the rival tribe camps, or an entirely new camp that no castaway has been to.

Naming the Tribe Edit

Once the castaways have all arrived at the merged tribe campsite. They will find their new tribe flag, and are then tasked with giving their tribe a name.

As a running joke, the name the castaways decide on is often something silly, questionable, or generally uncreative.

Early and Delayed Merge Edit

On some occasions, the merge arrives quicker than the castaways may expect it to. This was first noted in Survivor Fan Characters 4: Fans vs. Canons, the first season to have the contestants merge at the final twelve, rather than the final ten.

In other instances, the merge arrived later than the castaways expected. This first happened in Survivor Fan Characters 8: The Midway Island, when the tribes merged with only nine contestants left in the game, as opposed to ten.

Merged Tribes Edit

List of Merged Tribes
Season Merged Tribe No. of Members Day Formed Tribes Merged
SFC1 Wichibu 10 19 Drazen
Schlipa
Brains vs. Brawns Pokura 10 23 Caruga
La Bira
SFC3 Lokubar 10 20 Roku
Lockora
Fans vs. Canons Merged 12 20 Dakaba
Thuklu
The Cursed Islands Baba Laaba 10 21 Caposhir
Z'Baba
All-Stars >:) 11 20 Luna
Solaris
SFC7 Corsona 2 10 26 Corsona
Ho'Aku
The Midway Island Jumanji 10 23 Jiut'Zsa
Yrsa'Ka
SFC9 Leiomah 12 21 Amatri
Carbo
Battle of the Tribes #Survivor 10 25 Carbo
Corsona
Retro
Yrsa'Ka
SFC11 Quinn 9 26 Hantz
Mariano
Fans vs. Canons Meryellowged 12 20 Canredons
Fabluens
SFC13 Tikitikitiki 11 19 Purada
Wakah
SFC14 Stranded 10 20 Go'Jonga
Uwassa
Deserted
SFC15 Brezna 11 23 Golgora
Tortana
Blood vs. Water 1-UP 11 22 Kinopio
Sarasa
Alola Guardian 13 14 Fini
Koko
Lele
Aether 9 26 Bulu
Koko
Past vs. Future Cherman 11 19 Atlas
P-Body
Star Allies Dreams 11 16 Claterra
Yarnago

TriviaEdit

  • Green is the most frequent color used for merged tribes, appearing five times.
  • Orange is the least used merged tribe color, only appearing once.
  • Alola is the only season to have two merged tribe phases.
  • Guardian is the largest merged tribe, with thirteen members.
    • It has also had the shortest lifespan of any merged tribe. Being formed on Day 14, and being dissolved on Day 20.
    • This also makes it the only merged tribe to not last until Day 39.
  • Quinn and Aether are tied for the smallest merged tribe, with nine members each.
  • #Survivor is the merged tribe that is composed of the most rival tribes, with four total.
  • Dreams is the merged tribe that has existed for the longest amount of time in the game. Being formed on Day 16, and lasting until Day 39.
  • >:) is the only merged tribe to have a challenge win, as all of its members competed together in a Reward Challenge against the first nine eliminated contestants in All-Stars.

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