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Tribe Switch
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In a tribe shuffle, castaways blindly choose what tribe they'll be on.
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Description: Contestants being transferred to other tribes.
Appearances: Brains vs. Brawns
SFC3
Fans vs. Canons
The Cursed Islands
All-Stars
The Midway Island
SFC9
SFC11
Fans vs. Canons
SFC13
SFC14
SFC15
Blood vs. Water
Alola
Past vs. Future
Star Allies

A Tribe Switch was the very first game-changing twist of Survivor. This twist sends members from one tribe to the rival tribe and vice versa.

AboutEdit

The Tribe Switch is a twist can happen in a random point during a game and this reassignment of tribes will be effective until the tribes merge or a new opportunity to switch tribes shows up (e.g. a Mutiny or a second switch.)

Normally it would send half of the tribe to the other when both tribes have equal number of tribe members, though it has changed depending on circumstances.

In seasons with the Exile twist, if the contestants cannot be equally divided into new tribes, it is possible that one contestant will not initially join a tribe, and will instead join the next tribe to lose a member.

A variant of the tribe switch, the Tribe Dissolve, is where one or more tribes cease to exist after the switch. It either requires the entire tribe to be dismantled and its remaining members are spread into the remaining tribes (absorption) or requires that all remaining players, usually in four or three tribes, in the game are shuffled between two of four tribes.

Classifications Edit

A tribe switch could be classified as one or more of several types:

  • Shuffle - During a shuffle, both tribes could receive a different number of new members, and is typically always done through random draw. Regardless of any potential physical or gender imbalances.
  • Expansion - During an expansion, an additional tribe is introduced after the starting tribes have already been established.
  • Absorption - An absorption happens when one tribe is dissolved, with its remaining members being the only ones who are eligible to switch and are distributed to the remaining tribes. This type of switch is exclusive to seasons with three or more tribes competing at a time.
  • Swap - A swap is done in a way that ensures that both tribes receive the same amount of new castaways. Usually this is done using a Schoolyard Pick, though other methods have been tried. The term "swap" is often used to describe all types of switches in Survivor Fan Characters, regardless of the specific type.
  • Disband - A disbanding happens after a tribe gets dissolved. Then a shuffle is done to put the castaways on the remaining tribes. Because of this, castaways from the other tribes are eligible to switch as well.
  • Mutiny - A mutiny happens when contestants are given the option to join a rival tribe.
  • Demerge - A demerge occurs when the merged tribe is dissolved, and its members are placed into one of two tribes.

Twist HistoryEdit

Survivor Fan Characters 2: Brains vs. BrawnsEdit

  • Type: Shuffle
Carugafont
SFC2Chris
Chris
SFC2Drake
Drake
SFC2Ellise
Ellise
SFC2Gus
Gus
SFC2Kris
Kris
SFC2Spikey
Spikey
SFC2Sue
Sue
SFC2Vinnie
Vinnie
Labirafont
SFC2Al
Al
SFC2Bitsy
Bitsy
SFC2Denise
Denise
SFC2Jasmine
Jasmine
SFC2Mary
Mary
SFC2Max
Max
SFC2Polly
Polly
SFC2Ryan
Ryan

Survivor Fan Characters 3Edit

Switch #1Edit

  • Type: Expansion
Lockorafont
SFC3Beth
Beth
SFC3Marty
Marty
SFC3Minnie
Minnie
SFC3Popper
Popper
SFC3Violet
Violet
SFC3Yoshia
Yoshia
Pambarfont
SFC3Bessi
Bessi Bell
SFC3Cassie
Cassie
SFC3Hope
Hope
SFC3Iris
Iris
SFC3Miichelle
Miichelle
SFC3Montana
Montana
Rokufont
SFC3Alex
Alex
SFC3Baxter
Baxter
SFC3Delta
Delta
SFC3Issac
Issac
SFC3N
"N"
SFC3Spade
Spade

Switch #2Edit

  • Type: Absorption

On Day 9, before the Reward Challenge. It was announced that Pambar would be dissolved, and its remaining members would be joining one of the two other tribes. Lockora received Bessi Bell and Iris, while Roku received Hope and Montana Raines.

Lockorafont
SFC3Bessi
Bessi Bell
SFC3Beth
Beth
SFC3Iris
Iris
SFC3Marty
Marty
SFC3Minnie
Minnie
SFC3Popper
Popper
SFC3Violet
Violet
Rokufont
SFC3Alex
Alex
SFC3Baxter
Baxter
SFC3Hope
Hope
SFC3Issac
Issac
SFC3Montana
Montana
SFC3N
"N"
SFC3Spade
Spade

Survivor Fan Characters 4: Fans vs. CanonsEdit

  • Type: Swap

After the Day 12 Tribal Council. The recently voted out Shiki Misaki was instructed to create the new tribes by selecting two of the tribe's current members at a time, then dividing them by placing them on opposite tribes. Both tribes received four new members, with Lilly Pendragon, Rebecca Chambers, Polar Bear, and Bulma Brief joining the Dakaba tribe, and Marc, Chaona, Joe, and Lucky the Cat joining the Thuklu tribe.

Dakabafont
SFC4Barney
Barney
SFC4Bulma
Bulma
SFC4Julia
Julia
SFC4Kala
Kala
SFC4Lilly
Lilly
SFC4Luke
Luke
SFC4PBear
P. Bear
SFC4Rebecca
Rebecca
Thuklufont
SFC4Chaona
Chaona
SFC4Joe
Joe
SFC4Knuckles
Knuckles
SFC4Lucky
Lucky
SFC4Marc
Marc
SFC4Minerva
Minerva
SFC4Riku
Riku
SFC4Trent
Trent

Survivor Fan Characters 5: The Cursed IslandsEdit

Switch #1Edit

  • Type: Absorption
Caposhirfont
SFC5Brock
Brock
SFC5Greg
Greg
SFC5Maria
Maria
SFC5Sin
Sin
SFC5Tsukkin
Tsukkin
Jangofont
SFC5Amber
Amber
SFC5Amy
Amy
SFC5Joseph
Joseph
SFC5Miranda
Miranda
SFC5Phoenix
Phoenix
Zbabafont
SFC5Audrey
Audrey
SFC5Gatemaster
Gatemaster
SFC5Jessica
Jessica
SFC5Marius
Marius
SFC5MTL
MTL

Switch #2Edit

  • Type: Disbanding
Caposhirfont
SFC5Amy
Amy
SFC5Audrey
Audrey
SFC5Joseph
Joseph
SFC5Maria
Maria
SFC5Phoenix
Phoenix
SFC5Sin
Sin
Zbabafont
SFC5Brock
Brock
SFC5Gatemaster
Gatemaster
SFC5Greg
Greg
SFC5Jessica
Jessica
SFC5Marius
Marius
SFC5Miranda
Miranda

Switch #3Edit

  • Type: Mutiny
Caposhirfont
SFC5Amy
Amy
SFC5Gatemaster
Gatemaster
SFC5Jessica
Jessica
SFC5Joseph
Joseph
SFC5Sin
Sin
SFC5Maria
Maria
SFC5Marius
Marius
SFC5Phoenix
Phoenix
Zbabafont
SFC5Brock
Brock
SFC5Greg
Greg
SFC5Miranda
Miranda

Survivor Fan Characters 6: All-StarsEdit

  • Type: Swap

On Day 13, Al Strung VX and Vinnie Reid were voted on by their tribes to receive the final item offered at the Survivor Auction. Which was a one in two chance of the current tribes swapping if the colored ink inside the enclosed orbs they had both selected matched the colors of their opposing tribes. They were both given the option to trade orbs before revealing, but they both refused. The tribes ended up swapping with the five currently present members of both tribes trading places. The only contestants exempt from this swap were Bitsy Mitzi, Kala, Lucky the Cat, and Mana D. Sin who were all currently away on an overnight stay at the Beachview Mobile Resort. Mary, who was currently on Exile Island, would also later end up swapping to Solaris, replacing Craig after he was voted out.

Lunafont
SFCASAmy
Amy
SFCASBitsy
Bitsy
SFCASHogan
Hogan
SFCASJoe
Joe
SFCASLucky
Lucky
SFCASVinnie
Vinnie
SFCASWendy
Wendy
Solarisfont
SFCASAl
Al
SFCASCraig
Craig
SFCASKala
Kala
SFCASNorman
Norman
SFCASPopper
Popper
SFCASSin
Sin
SFCASViolet
Violet
Exiled
SFCASMary
Mary

Survivor Fan Characters 9Edit

  • Type: Swap
Amatrifont
SFC9Aleksan
Aleksan
SFC9Brenton
Brenton
SFC9Cherman
Cherman
SFC9Donovan
Donovan
SFC9Frank
Frank
SFC9Madison
Madison
SFC9Robert
Robert
SFC9Summer
Summer
Carbofont
SFC9Adrian
Adrian
SFC9Ieaeka
Ieaeka
SFC9Jocasta
Jocasta
SFC9Kathy
Kathy
SFC9Prescilla
Prescilla
SFC9Sanza
Sanza
SFC9Starr
Starr
SFC9Tofuchao
Tofuchao

Survivor Fan Characters 11Edit

  • Type: Mutiny
Hantzfont
SFC11Artemis
Artemis
SFC11Crisco
Crisco
SFC11Dwayne
Dwayne
SFC11Eli
Eli
SFC11Flaithri
Flaithri
SFC11Paine
Paine
SFC11Sunflower
Sunflower
Marianofont
SFC11Angel
Angel
SFC11Claus
Claus
SFC11JuicedUp
Juiced Up
SFC11Tialayla
Tialayla
SFC11Whitney
Whitney

Survivor Fan Characters 12: Fans vs. CanonsEdit

  • Type: Swap
Canredonsfont
SFC12Bernie
Bernie
SFC12Bowser
Bowser
SFC12Cleopatra
Cleopatra
SFC12Enter
Enter
SFC12Eric
Eric
SFC12Lola
Lola
SFC12Robbie
Robbie
SFC12Shelby
Shelby
Fabluensfont
SFC12Brittnay
Brittnay
SFC12Kim
Kim
SFC12Maggie
Maggie
SFC12Mike
Mike
SFC12Sharker
Sharker
SFC12Spongebob
Spongebob
SFC12Yvonne
Yvonne
SFC12Zoella
Zoella

Survivor Fan Characters 14Edit

  • Type: Swap
Gojongafont
SFC14Adeline
Adeline
SFC14Diego
Diego
SFC14Liz
Liz
SFC14Mac
Mac
SFC14Prussia
Prussia
SFC14Spinfur
Spinfur
SFC14Thorne
Thorne
Uwassafont
SFC14Amelia
Amelia
SFC14Desmond
Desmond
SFC14Ivan
Ivan
SFC14Jake
Jake
SFC14Jojo
Jojo
SFC14Stagg
Sgt. Stagg
SFC14Yukie
Yukie

Survivor Fan Characters 13Edit

  • Type: Absorption
Puradafont
SFC13Alleio
Alleio
SFC13Annabelle
Annabelle
SFC13Damon
Damon
SFC13Grilara
G'rilara
SFC13Iyzebel
Iyzebel
SFC13Jim
Jim
SFC13Orwell
Orwell
SFC13Tapioca
Tapioca
Wakahfont
SFC13Arnold
Arnold
SFC13Frost
Frost
SFC13Luna
Luna
SFC13Roth
Roth
SFC13SCritic
S. Critic
SFC13Sasha
Sasha

Survivor Fan Characters 15Edit

  • Type: Shuffle
Golgorafont
SFC15Brandi
Brandi
SFC15Cordelia
Cordelia
SFC15Daisuke
Daisuke
SFC15Gekkota
Gekkota
SFC15Juli
Juli
SFC15Luna
Luna
SFC15Marie
Marie
SFC15Shaega
Shaega
Tortanafont
SFC15Dustin
Dustin
SFC15Ky
Ky
SFC15Lea
Lea
SFC15Leah
Leah
SFC15Sylvia
Sylvia
SFC15Tamara
Tamara
SFC15Taro
Taro
SFC15Zach
Zach

Survivor Fan Characters 16: Blood vs. WaterEdit

Switch #1Edit

  • Type: Expansion

On Day 7, a tribe switch took place, adding a third tribe named Galaxie into the mix. Each castaway was given an egg filled with paint. The paint's color represents which tribe each castaway ended up on. Galaxie would have to move to a new camp with the bare essentials.

Galaxiefont
SFC16Bonnie
Bonnie
SFC16Bradley
Bradley
SFC16Brandi
Brandi
SFC16Scott
Scott
SFC16Thorne
Thorne
SFC16Vinnie
Vinnie
Kinopiofont
SFC16Eli
Eli
SFC16Lake
Lake
SFC16Riley
Riley
SFC16Rosella
Rosella
SFC16Sierra
Sierra
SFC16Tialayla
Tialayla
Sarasafont
SFC16Angelo
Angelo
SFC16Bowser
Bowser
SFC16BowserJr
Bowser Jr.
SFC16Damon
Damon
SFC16Doris
Doris
SFC16Iyzebel
Iyzebel

Switch #2Edit

  • Type: Disbanding

On Day 18, Galaxie was disbanded, and each tribe selected a member to act as a representative. The three of them split the others into the original two tribes, then select an egg, which contains paint which would indicate their new tribe. Brandi picked an egg containing blue paint, and, as a result was sent to exile at the Galaxie camp until the next Tribal Council, where she would replace the person voted out.

Kinopiofont
SFC16BowserJr
Bowser Jr.
SFC16Damon
Damon
SFC16Eli
Eli
SFC16Lake
Lake
SFC16Riley
Riley
SFC16Vinnie
Vinnie
Sarasafont
SFC16Angelo
Angelo
SFC16Bradley
Bradley
SFC16Doris
Doris
SFC16Sierra
Sierra
SFC16Thorne
Thorne
SFC16Tialayla
Tialayla
Exiled
SFC16Brandi
Brandi

Survivor Fan Characters 17: AlolaEdit

Switch #1Edit

  • Type: Disbanding
Finifont
SFC17Amadeus
Amadeus
SFC17Josh
Josh
SFC17Kade
Kade
SFC17Mele
Mele
SFC17Quickscope
Quickscope
SFC17Tony
Tony
Kokofont
SFC17CutieCat
CutieCat
SFC17Jahira
Jahira
SFC17Jenny
Jenny
SFC17Nezumi
Nezumi
SFC17Ollie
Ollie
SFC17Raiza
Raiza
Lelefont
SFC17Derek
Derek
SFC17Jeannie
Jeannie
SFC17Joy
Joy
SFC17Lester
Lester
SFC17Parmesan
Parmesan
SFC16Slash
Slash

Switch #2Edit

  • Type: Demerge
Bulufont
SFC17Derek
Derek
SFC17Jeannie
Jeannie
SFC17Jenny
Jenny
SFC17Kade
Kade
SFC16Slash
Slash
Kokofont
SFC17Josh
Josh
SFC17Mele
Mele
SFC17Ollie
Ollie
SFC17Parmesan
Parmesan
SFC17Raiza
Raiza
Exiled
SFC17CutieCat
CutieCat

Survivor Fan Characters 18: Past vs. FutureEdit

Switch #1Edit

  • Type: Shuffle
Atlasfont
SFC18Claire
Claire
SFC18Deimos
Deimos
SFC18Ethan
Ethan
SFC18Kitsunie
Kitsunie
SFC18Nayla
Nayla
SFC18Sagittaria
Sagittaria
SFC18Shin
Shin
SFC18Yessi
Yessi
Pbodyfont
SFC18Atlas
Atlas
SFC18Clarissa
Clarissa
SFC18ET
E.T.
SFC18Ernest
Ernest
SFC18Frysk
Frysk
SFC18Kasai
Kasai
SFC18Nolaa
Nolaa
SFC18Ria
Ria

Switch #2 Edit

  • Type: Shuffle
Atlasfont
SFC18Atlas
Atlas
SFC18Claire
Claire
SFC18Clarissa
Clarissa
SFC18Frysk
Frysk
SFC18Nolaa
Nolaa
SFC18Shin
Shin
SFC18Yessi
Yessi
Pbodyfont
SFC18Deimos
Deimos
SFC18ET
E.T.
SFC18Ernest
Ernest
SFC18Ethan
Ethan
SFC18Kasai
Kasai
SFC18Ria
Ria
SFC18Sagittaria
Sagittaria

Survivor Fan Characters 19: Star AlliesEdit

  • Type: Shuffle

On Day 8, It was announced to the tribes that a switch would be taking place. The new tribes were decided by having each contestant choose an egg with paint inside matching that of the tribe colors. Whichever color the paint was determined which tribe the contestant would be on. As the Ride or Die partner of Sydney Casey, Dante Wagner was exempt from participating in the shuffle, and would automatically join whichever tribe Sydney ended up on. Both of them would end up swapping to Yarnago, along with Fuchsia Amaranth and Trevor Griffin. While Claterra received Aurora, Nico Harlinger, and Sandalwood as their new additions.

Claterrafont
SFC19Aurora
Aurora
SFC19Beata
Beata
SFC19Clover
Clover
SFC19Micah
Micah
SFC19Nico
Nico
SFC19Sandy
Sandy
SFC19Striker
Striker
Yarnagofont
SFC19Dante
Dante
SFC19Fuchsia
Fuchsia
SFC19Okawa
Okawa
SFC19Shiro
Shiro
SFC19Snapper
Snapper
SFC19Sydney
Sydney
SFC19Trevor
Trevor

See Also Edit

Schoolyard Pick Edit

See Schoolyard Pick

Mutiny Edit

See Mutiny

Demerge Edit

See Demerge

Trivia Edit

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