|Description||A group of individuals, or "team"|
competing against one or more
"teams" in immunity challenges
and tribal council.
A Tribe is a competing team in Survivor. They exist in every single season. There can be two or more tribes in a season, but typically eventually merge into one tribe when immunity challenges become solely individual. Tribe make-up will depend on the season a tribe is in, but each season there are at least two starting tribes.
Tribes compete against one another as teams for immunity. If a tribe loses a challenge, then only the members of that tribe attend tribal council and the members vote one of their own off. Sometimes two tribes may attend tribal council in one day where one member will receive individual immunity on each tribe.
In many seasons, one tribe dominates over the other tribe in challenges, such as Tavili against Hunganga, or Andapa against Sambava. The tribe a castaway begins on can affect the entire game, present and future. Sometimes original starting tribes are changed and the tribes switch to new tribes.
Eventually when a certain number of people remain, the tribes merge into one tribe and begin fighting for individual immunity. Everyone typically attends tribal council at this stage of the game, voting someone off each round until only two or three remain.
Two Starting Tribes:Edit
Two starting tribes is the classic format for Survivor. Most seasons typically contain two starting tribes.
Three Starting Tribes:Edit
Thee starting tribes was the second difference in the starting tribes in Survivor.
Four Starting Tribes:Edit
Four starting tribes was the first difference in the starting tribes in Survivor.
The Main Article: Merged Tribes
Eliminated members have a shot to return to the game in some way, shape, or form.
In some seasons a tribe captain may be present at any time in the pre-merge. In Survivor: Costa Rica, the two tribe captains were the first two people to step up. They selected their tribes and effectively (without knowledge) outcasted two people. Being a tribe captain can have powers and sometimes it can be just more of a label given by the tribe itself (as a First Impressions twist).
|Bold Text||Merged Tribe|
|Italic Text||Dissolved Tribe|
|Regular Text||Lasted until Merge|
|LoganWorm's Survivor Tribe Colors Per Season|
|China||Hwang Ho||Long||Xiong Mao|
|Costa Rica||Tenorio||Rio Celeste||Alajuela|
|Australia - The Outback||Guwing||Bamal|
|Tonga • Madagascar • Brazil • China • Greece • Costa Rica • All-Stars • Galapagos • Exile Island|
|LoganWorm's Survivor Tribes|
|Tavili • Hunganga • Athena||Sambava • Andapa • Lakota||Anta • Jibóia • Rebeliao|
|Xiong Mao • Long • Hwang Ho||Athena • Ares • Aphrodite • Zeus|
Hades • Olympus
|Rio Celeste • Tenorio • Alajuela|
|Palmares • Upala • Zarcero • Termina||El Sol • Escudo • Serpiente • Darvinismo||Floreana • Marchena|
| Tribes • Alliances • Immunity • Tribal Council • Merge|
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