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Tribe Switch
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Survivor Fan Characters gameplay
Description Contestants being transferred to other tribes
Appearances Brains vs. Brawn
3
Fans vs. Canons (2009)
The Cursed Islands
All-Stars
The Midway Island
9
11
Fans vs. Canons (2013)
13
14
15
Blood vs. Water
Alola
Past vs. Future
Star Allies

The tribe switch is a twist that was introduced in Survivor Fan Characters 2: Brains vs. Brawn. This twist involves castaways being transferred to new tribes.

About[]

During a tribe switch, the current tribes are reconfigured with any number of members being sent over to join the rival tribe, and vice-versa. It can happen at any point in the game during the pre-merge phase, and there are multiple ways of determining the new tribes.

In some cases where there is an odd-number of castaways partaking in the switch, one may be sent into exile for a period of time. They will later be assigned to a tribe after they've voted someone out.

A tribe switch has the potential to alter the status quo of the game. It can be beneficial or detrimental to a castaway depending on the circumstances.

Classifications[]

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. The members of this new tribe can be determined either randomly or selectively.
  • 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. A common method of doing this is a Schoolyard Pick. The term "swap" is often used to describe all variations of switches in Survivor Fan Characters, regardless of the specific type.
  • Disband: A disbanding happens after a tribe gets dissolved. Then a swap is done to put the castaways on the remaining tribes. Unlike the absorption, castaways from the non-dissolved 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 history[]

Survivor Fan Characters 2: Brains vs. Brawn[]

  • Type: Shuffle
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Chris
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Drake
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Ellise
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Gus
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Kris
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Spikey
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Sue
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Vinnie
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Al
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Bitsy
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Denise
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Jasmine
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Mary
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Max
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Polly
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Ryan

Survivor Fan Characters 3[]

Switch #1[]

  • Type: Expansion
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Beth
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Marty
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Minnie
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Popper
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Violet
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Yoshia
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SFC3Bessi.png
Bessi Bell
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Cassie
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Hope
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Iris
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Miichelle
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Montana
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Alex
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Baxter
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Delta
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Issac
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N
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Spade

Switch #2[]

  • 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.

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Bessi Bell
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Beth
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Iris
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Marty
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Minnie
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Popper
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Violet
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Alex
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Baxter
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Hope
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Issac
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Montana
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N
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Spade

Survivor Fan Characters 4: Fans vs. Canons[]

  • Type: Swap

After the Day 12 Tribal Council, the recently voted out Shiki Misaki was instructed to create two new tribes by selecting two of both tribes' 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.

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Barney
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Bulma
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Julia
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Kala
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Lilly
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Luke
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P. Bear
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Rebecca
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SFC4Chaona.png
Chaona
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Joe
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Knuckles
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Lucky
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Marc
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Minerva
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Riku
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Trent

Survivor Fan Characters 5: The Cursed Islands[]

Switch #1[]

  • Type: Absorption
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Brock
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Greg
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Maria
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Sin
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Tsukkin
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SFC5Amber.png
Amber
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Amy
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Joseph
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Miranda
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Phoenix
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SFC5Audrey.png
Audrey
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Gatemaster
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Jessica
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Marius
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MTL

Switch #2[]

  • Type: Disbanding
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SFC5Amy.png
Amy
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Audrey
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Joseph
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Maria
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Phoenix
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Sin
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SFC5Brock.png
Brock
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Gatemaster
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Greg
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Jessica
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Marius
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Miranda

Switch #3[]

  • Type: Mutiny
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SFC5Amy.png
Amy
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Gatemaster
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Jessica
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Joseph
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Sin
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Maria
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Marius
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Phoenix
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Brock
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Greg
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Miranda

Survivor Fan Characters: All-Stars[]

  • Type: Swap

On Day 13, Al 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.

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Amy
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Bitsy
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Hogan
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Joe
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Lucky
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Vinnie
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Wendy
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Al
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Craig
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Kala
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Norman
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Popper
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Sin
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Violet
Exiled
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Mary

Survivor Fan Characters 8: The Midway Island[]

Switch #1[]

  • Type: Mutiny
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SFC8Geena.png
Geena
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Iraenus
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Johnny
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Matt
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Penny
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Xero
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SFC8Alice.png
Alice
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Emilee
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Freddie
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Heinz
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Jackie
SFC8Kiara.png
Kiara
SFC8Malik.png
Malik
SFC8Melanie.png
Melanie
SFC8Oehda.png
Oehda

Switch #2[]

  • Type: Mutiny
Jiutzsafont.png
SFC8Geena.png
Geena
SFCIraenus.png
Iraenus
SFC8Johnny.png
Johnny
SFC8Malik.png
Malik
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Matt
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Penny
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Xero
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SFC8Emilee.png
Emilee
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Heinz
SFC8Jackie.png
Jackie
SFC8Kiara.png
Kiara
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Melanie
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Oehda

Switch #3[]

  • Type: Mutiny
Jiutzsafont.png
SFC8Geena.png
Geena
SFCIraenus.png
Iraenus
SFC8Johnny.png
Johnny
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Malik
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Matt
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SFC8Emilee.png
Emilee
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Heinz
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Jackie
SFC8Kiara.png
Kiara
SFC8Melanie.png
Melanie
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Oehda
SFC8Xero.png
Xero

Switch #4[]

  • Type: Mutiny
Jiutzsafont.png
SFC8Geena.png
Geena
SFC8Heinz.png
Heinz
SFCIraenus.png
Iraenus
SFC8Johnny.png
Johnny
SFC8Malik.png
Malik
SFC8Matt.png
Matt
Yrsakafont.png
SFC8Jackie.png
Jackie
SFC8Kiara.png
Kiara
SFC8Melanie.png
Melanie
SFC8Oehda.png
Oehda
SFC8Xero.png
Xero

Switch #5[]

  • Type: Mutiny
Jiutzsafont.png
SFC8Geena.png
Geena
SFCIraenus.png
Iraenus
SFC8Johnny.png
Johnny
SFC8Malik.png
Malik
SFC8Matt.png
Matt
SFC8Xero.png
Xero
Yrsakafont.png
SFC8Jackie.png
Jackie
SFC8Kiara.png
Kiara
SFC8Melanie.png
Melanie
SFC8Oehda.png
Oehda

Survivor Fan Characters 9[]

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

Survivor Fan Characters 11[]

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

Survivor Fan Characters 12: Fans vs. Canons[]

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

Survivor Fan Characters 14[]

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

Survivor Fan Characters 13[]

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

Survivor Fan Characters 15[]

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

Survivor Fan Characters 16: Blood vs. Water[]

Switch #1[]

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

Switch #2[]

  • Type: Disbanding
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Bowser Jr.
SFC16Damon.png
Damon
SFC16Eli.png
Eli
SFC16Lake.png
Lake
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Riley
SFC16Vinnie.png
Vinnie
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SFC16Angelo.png
Angelo
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Bradley
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Doris
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Sierra
SFC16Thorne.png
Thorne
SFC16Tialayla.png
Tialayla
Exiled
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Brandi

Survivor Fan Characters 17: Alola[]

Switch #1[]

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

Switch #2[]

  • Type: Demerge
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Derek
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Jeannie
SFC17Jenny.png
Jenny
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Kade
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Slash
Kokofont.png
SFC17Josh.png
Josh
SFC17Mele.png
Mele
SFC17Ollie.png
Ollie
SFC17Parmesan.png
Parmesan
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Raiza
Exiled
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CutieCat

Survivor Fan Characters 18: Past vs. Future[]

Switch #1[]

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

Switch #2[]

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

Survivor Fan Characters 19: Star Allies[]

  • 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 recruits.

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Aurora
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Beata
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Clover
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Micah
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Nico
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Sandy
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Striker
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SFC19Dante.png
Dante
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Fuchsia
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Okawa
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Shiro
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Snapper
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Sydney
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Trevor

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