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Every castaway from SFC1 originated from a video game related node.
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Description: The series or franchise that a contestant comes from.
Appearances: Every season

A "node" is the term used to describe the series or franchise of which a contestant originates from. It can be a video game, film, television show, novel, or any other form of media.

About Edit

A node can provide context to contestants' backgrounds, and are prominently featured in the lower third during confessionals. Originally appearing underneath the contestant's name, though beginning with SFC7, they have since appeared beside the contestant's name.

List of Nodes Edit

List of Nodes represented in Survivor Fan Characters
Node Year of Inception Category No. of Contestants
Resident Evil 1996 Video Games 4
The Sims 2000 Video Games 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 1991 Video Games 8
Animal Crossing 2001 Video Games 3
Mega Man 1987 Video Games 4
Pokémon 1996 Video Games 5
F-Zero 1990 Video Games 1
Monkey Island 1990 Video Games 1
Final Fantasy 1987 Video Games 4
Star Fox 1993 Video Games 5
Halo 2001 Video Games 1
The Legend of Zelda 1986 Video Games 1
EarthBound 1994 Video Games 1
Mario Sports 1995 Video Games 2
Silent Hill 1999 Video Games 1
Sly Cooper 2002 Video Games 2
Cooking Mama 2006 Video Games 1
Lucky Star 2003 Anime and Manga 2
Bully 2006 Video Games 1
Devil May Cry 2001 Video Games 1
Destroy All Humans! 2005 Video Games 1
Donkey Kong 1981 Video Games 1
Naruto 1997 Anime and Manga 1
Kirby 1992 Video Games 2
Love Hina 1998 Anime and Manga 1
Crash Bandicoot 1996 Video Games 1
Advance Wars 2001 Video Games 1
Haruhi Suzumiya 2003 Anime and Manga 1
Guitar Hero 2005 Video Games 1
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2001 Video Games 3
Grand Theft Auto 1997 Video Games 2
Inuyasha 1996 Anime and Manga 1
Trauma Center 2005 Video Games 1
Harry Potter 2001 Film 1
Yoshi's Story 1997 Video Games 1
Mii Channel 2006 Video Games 1
Chibi-Robo! 2005 Video Games 1
Katamari Damacy 2004 Video Games 1
Harvest Moon 1996 Video Games 2
WarioWare 2003 Video Games 1
Street Fighter 1987 Video Games 2
Jak and Daxter 2001 Video Games 1
Golden Sun 2001 Video Games 1
Blinx: The Time Sweeper 2002 Video Games 1
Death Note 2003 Anime and Manga 1
Tomb Raider 1996 Video Games 1
Metal Gear Solid 1998 Video Games 1
Spyro the Dragon 1998 Video Games 1
South Park 1997 Television 1
Kingdom Hearts 2002 Video Games 4
The Urbz: Sims in the City 2004 Video Games 1
Ice Climber 1985 Video Games 2
Dragon Ball Z 1989 Anime and Manga 3
The World Ends with You 2007 Video Games 2
Total Drama Island 2007 Television 2
Animaniacs 1993 Television 2
Suikoden 1995 Video Games 2
Happy Tree Friends 1999 Television 1
Tales 1995 Video Games 1
MapleStory 2003 Video Games 1
Marvel vs. Capcom 1996 Video Games 1
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1988 Television 1
One Piece 1997 Anime and Manga 1
Metroid 1986 Video Games 2
The Powerpuff Girls 1998 Television 1
Superjail! 2008 Television 1
Tiny Toon Adventures 1990 Television 1
World of Warcraft 2004 Video Games 1
Riviera: The Promised Land 2002 Video Games 1
Fire Emblem 1990 Video Games 1
Invader Zim 2001 Television 1
The Raccoons 1985 Television 1
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 1979 Novels 1
Conker's Bad Fur Day 2001 Video Games 1
The Flintstones 1960 Television 1
Ed, Edd n Eddy 1999 Television 1
Teen Titans 2003 Television 2
Twilight 2005 Novels 1
Survivor: Samoa 2009 Television 1
Soulcalibur 1995 Video Games 1
Final Fantasy X 2001 Video Games 1
Kung Fu Panda 2008 Film 1
Yu Yu Hakusho 1990 Anime and Manga 1
Tytania 1988 Anime and Manga 1
Get Fuzzy 1999 Comics 1
Left 4 Dead 2008 Video Games 2
Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures 1987 Television 1
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack 2008 Television 1
America's Next Top Model 2003 Television 1
SSX Tricky 2001 Video Games 1
Batman 1940 Comics 1
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1997 Television 1
Darkwing Duck 1991 Television 1
Rocko's Modern Life 1993 Television 1
Scrubs 2001 Television 1
Friends 1994 Television 1
Sonic the Hedgehog 1992 Comics 1
Ranma ½ 1987 Anime and Manga 2
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy 2003 Television 1
Darkstalkers 1994 Video Games 1
Sonic X 2003 Anime and Manga 1
Total Drama 2007 Television 2
The Hunger Games 2008 Novels 1
Mortal Engines 2001 Novels 1
Chrono Trigger 1995 Video Games 1
Rock Band 2007 Video Games 2
Shaman King 1998 Anime and Manga 2
Enchanted Arms 2006 Video Games 1
SimCity 1989 Video Games 1
Glee 2009 Television 1
Second Life 2003 Video Games 5
Baywatch 1989 Television 1
Dead Rising 2006 Video Games 1
Backyard Baseball 1997 Video Games 1
Liar Game 2005 Anime and Manga 1
Barbie 1959 Toys 2
Portal 2007 Video Games 1
Recess 1997 Television 1
Final Destination 2000 Film 1
Power Stone 1999 Video Games 1
Tengaged 2008 Video Games 1
Mass Effect 2007 Video Games 1
Ratchet & Clank 2002 Video Games 1
Jersey Shore 2009 Television 1
Half-Life 1998 Video Games 1
Calvin and Hobbes 1985 Comics 1
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic 2010 Television 4
Survivor Fan Characters 2006 Comics 2
Neopets 1999 Video Games 1
Super Sentai 1975 Television 2
Drawn Together 2004 Television 2
The Big Bang Theory 2007 Television 3
Ace Attorney 2001 Video Games 2
The Walking Dead 2010 Television 2
The Most Popular Girls in School 2012 Television 3
SpongeBob SquarePants 1999 Television 2
Super Mario Bros. 1985 Video Games 4
Kim Possible 2002 Television 2
The Looney Tunes Show 2011 Television 2
Parks and Recreation 2009 Television 2
Modern Family 2009 Television 1
Minecraft 2011 Video Games 1
Full House 1987 Television 1
Professor Layton 2007 Video Games 1
The Last Dragon Chronicles 2001 Novels 1
That Guy with the Glasses 2008 Television 1
Jet Set Radio 2000 Video Games 1
Borderlands 2009 Video Games 2
Adventure Time 2010 Television 1
Bad Girls Club 2006 Television 2
Star Trek 1966 Television 1
Club Penguin 2005 Video Games 1
2 Broke Girls 2011 Television 1
The Land Before Time 1988 Film 1
Deer Hunter 1997 Video Games 1
Desperate Housewives 2004 Television 1
Warriors 2003 Novels 1
Orange Is the New Black 2013 Television 2
Kid Nation 2007 Television 1
Persona 1996 Video Games 1
Danganronpa 2010 Video Games 2
Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 1989 Television 1
TaleSpin 1990 Television 1
Deer Avenger 1998 Video Games 2
BioShock 2007 Video Games 1
Cheers 1982 Television 1
Frasier 1993 Television 1
RuPaul's Drag Race 2009 Television 1
Castlevania 1986 Video Games 1
Despicable Me 2010 Film 1
Digimon 1997 Video Games 1
Splatoon 2015 Video Games 1
Mortal Kombat 1992 Video Games 1
BoJack Horseman 2014 Television 1
Marvel's The Avengers 2012 Film 1
CSI: Miami 2002 Television 2
Fairy Tail 2006 Anime and Manga 1
90210 2008 Television 1
My Hero Academia 2014 Anime and Manga 1
Town of Salem 2014 Video Games 1
Pikmin 2001 Video Games 1
Hyperdimension Neptunia 2010 Video Games 3
Call of Duty 2003 Video Games 1
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2005 Video Games 1
Family Guy 1999 Television 1
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 2015 Television 1
Littlest Pet Shop 2012 Television 1
Weeds 2005 Television 1
Ace Attorney Investigations 2009 Video Games 1
Shantae 2002 Video Games 1
Five Nights at Freddy's 2014 Video Games 1
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure 1987 Anime and Manga 2
The X-Files 1993 Television 2
Star Wars 1977 Film 2
Mean Girls 2004 Film 2
Yakuza 2005 Video Games 2
Fur Fighters 2000 Video Games 2
Rick and Morty 2013 Television 1
The Legend of Korra 2012 Television 1
Steven Universe 2013 Television 1
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2005 Television 1
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 Television 1
Treasure Planet 2002 Film 1
Night in the Woods 2017 Video Games 1
Klonoa 1997 Video Games 1
RWBY 2013 Television 1
Zootopia 2016 Film 1
Tokyo Afterschool Summoners 2016 Video Games 1
Rivals of Aether 2017 Video Games 1
Dora the Explorer 2000 Television 1
Monster Prom 2018 Video Games 1

Other Nodes Edit

Other Nodes represented in Survivor Fan Characters
Node Year of Inception Category Notes
Friday the 13th 1980 Film This was the node that Russell Hantz (under the alias of "Mr. Stabby")
claimed to be from until his true identity was revealed by Skazzatrazz.
Tekken 1994 Video Games This was the node that Heinz Keller claimed to be from, but this was later
revealed to be false by Oehda. Heinz's true node is currently unknown.
YouTube Simulator N/A Video Games This is the node that Allison Kathrati (A.K.A. "CutieCat") is labeled
under. However, the node itself is not an existing piece of media.

Trivia Edit

  • The Sonic the Hedgehog series is the most recurring node in Survivor Fan Characters with eight different contestants.
    • Additionally, there are also two other contestants who come from a Sonic-related property, which makes ten in total from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.
  • The Kingdom Hearts series and the Pokémon franchise are the only nodes to generate two finalists. With Kingdom Hearts, there was Baxter in SFC3, and Kala in All-Stars, both of whom were the Runner-Up. With Pokémon, there was Jim Fraser in SFC13 and Josh Thunderbolt in Alola, the former being the winner, and the latter being the Runner-Up.
  • Bully was the first node in Survivor Fan Characters to be younger than the series itself.
  • Currently the Batman franchise (1940-) is the oldest node in Survivor Fan Characters, while the most recent is Monster Prom (2018).
  • Brains vs. Brawns, Fans vs. Canons, All-Stars, Fans vs. Canons, Blood vs. Water, and Past vs. Future are the only seasons to feature contestants from the same nodes.
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