Fallen Comrades
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Recurring Survivor Challenge
Description: A recurring Immunity Challenge
Appearances: Borneo
The Australian Outback
San Juan del Sur

Fallen Comrades is a recurring challenge in the early seasons of Survivor.


The remaining contestants answers questions about the eliminated contestants. The castaway to score the most questions correctly or the one who correctly answers ten questions first wins.


Fallen Comrades was first used in Survivor: Borneo as the final four Immunity Challenge. After a very close contest, it ultimately came down to Kelly and Susan. The tiebreaker question was "What was Sonja's last name?" Susan didn't know, while Kelly correctly answered "Christopher" and won immunity.

In Survivor: The Australian Outback, it was use as the Final Immunity Challenge, in which Colby narrowly won over Tina.

In Survivor: Africa, this was used as the final four Immunity Challenge. Tom intially had the lead, but Kim and Lex caught up. The final question was "Which contestant had no piercings, including their ears?" Tom incorrectly answered Jessie. Kim answered Kelly, while Lex answered Lindsey.

In Survivor: Marquesas, this used as the final four Immunity Challenge. Everyone was relatively even. However, Vecepia won when she correctly answered the question, "What branch of the military did John train to be a registered nurse?" She answered the Air Force, whilst the others answered the Army, thus giving her immunity.

In Survivor: San Juan del Sur, the challenge was for individual reward and was conducted in a manner similar to Touchy Subjects, except with questions about castaways who were in the game post-merge. In each round, everyone who answered the question correctly would get to chop a section of another persons rope. Once a rope was chopped three times, a large rock would drop on a skull and that player would be out of the challenge. The majority of five alliance of Baylor, Jaclyn, Jon, Missy, and Natalie immediately targeted the minority alliance of Reed, Alec, and Keith and systematically eliminated all three of them by the end of the first two questions. After the second question, it became apparent that the remaining five were planning to manipulate the game to ensure that Missy would win. As a result, rather than waste time conducting the challenge, Jeff Probst ended the challenge and announced Missy as the winner.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
"The Final Four"
Individual Immunity S1 kelly t
Kelly Wiglesworth
The Australian Outback
"The Most Deserving"
Individual Immunity
(Final Immunity)
S2 colby t
Colby Donaldson
"The Final Four: No Regrets"
Individual Immunity S3 kimj t
Kim Johnson
"The Sole Survivor"
Individual Immunity S4 vecepia t
Vecepia Towery
San Juan del Sur
"Kind of Like Cream Cheese"
Individual Reward S29 missy t
Missy Payne



  • All winners of this challenge have made it to Final Tribal Council.
  • Vecepia Towery is the only Sole Survivor to win this challenge.
    • Every other winner became the eventual runner-up of their season.
  • Colby Donaldson is the only male to win this challenge.
  • Missy Payne is the only person to win this challenge and finish in third place.
  • This challenge, along with Survivor Quiz and Flashback are the only challenges to be used at Tribal Council.
  • There was some controversy surrounding the challenge when it was used in Africa. The anomaly was the final question ("Which female contestant has no piercings?") The official answer, given by Kim Johnson to earn the win, was Kelly Goldsmith. Lex van den Berghe answered the question with Lindsey Richter's name, who, unknown to the producers, also had no piercings. After the producers were alerted to the mistake, both third place finisher Lex and fourth place finisher Tom Buchanan were awarded the $100,000 runner-up prize instead of the traditional third and fourth place earnings.
  • Eliza Orlins used this challenge as part of her jury speech on Survivor: Micronesia.[1]
  • This challenge currently holds the record for the longest time in between a recurring challenge's use with a span of 25 seasons in between.