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The Legacy Advantage is a twist introduced in Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X and later seen in Game Changers and Ghost Island.

Overview

The Legacy Advantage is a secret advantage that can only be used at certain Tribal Councils. If the castaway wielding the Legacy Advantage is eliminated any time earlier than the said day, the castaway must will it to another castaway still in the game. Through the player's final words confessional, the person voted out with the Legacy Advantage will state who will inherit the advantage note. The advantage would then be tucked by production inside the new owner's bag in private.[1] This goes on until the advantage's intended day of use, in which it can be played similarly to a Hidden Immunity Idol at that night's Tribal Council.

History

Millennials vs. Gen X

The Legacy Advantage was first seen in the Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X marooning where it was nestled beneath the supplies scattered around a beach on Day 1, where Jessica Lewis found it. After Jessica was eliminated on Day 30 by the rock drawing tiebreaker, she left the advantage to Ken McNickle.

On Day 36, Ken was allowed to read the contents of the Legacy Advantage envelope, indicating that it gives its final owner immunity at the immediate Tribal Council, and must be played similarly to a regular Hidden Immunity Idol; it had to be played after the votes had been cast, but before they were read. Ken used the advantage, which canceled Jay Starrett's vote against him.

Game Changers

The Legacy Advantage returned for Survivor: Game Changers where it was found by Sierra Dawn Thomas during the marooning on Day 1. This time, the advantage could be used only when there were either 13 or 6 castaways remaining. At the merge with 13 players remaining, Sierra felt that she would be in the majority at the next vote and kept her advantage. This proved to be the case.

On Day 30, Sierra told Sarah Lacina about her Legacy Advantage in the hopes that she could convince Sarah to align with her. With the knowledge that it could be willed to her, Sarah focused her attention on voting out Sierra. The plan worked: Sierra was voted out on Day 32 and willed it to Sarah. She played the advantage during the Day 36 Tribal Council, negating 3 votes that could have voted her out (albeit not revealed due to the nature of that vote).[2]

Ghost Island

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The Legacy Advantage again returned for Survivor: Ghost Island where it was found by Jacob Derwin at Ghost Island on Day 3. The advantage turned out to be the one from Game Changers, although unlike in Game Changers, Jacob was required to immediately will it to a player from the other tribe instead of keeping it for himself. Jacob willed it to Morgan Ricke of Naviti, while Jacob himself was voted out on Day 6.

After Morgan was voted out on Day 9, she willed it to Domenick Abbate. Domenick played the advantage at the merge with 13 players remaining on Day 22, although he did not need it as he did not receive any votes against him.

Legacy Advantage History

Season Hiding Place Episode Found Found By Willed To Episode Used Effective?
Millennials vs. Gen X Under assorted fruits during the marooning "May the Best Generation Win" S33 jessica t
Jessica Lewis
S33 ken t
Ken McNickle
"I'm Going for a Million Bucks" No!
negated 1 vote
[5-1]
Game Changers Under a box of supplies during the marooning "The Stakes Have Been Raised" S34 sierra t
Sierra Dawn Thomas
S34 sarah t
Sarah Lacina
"No Good Deed Goes Unpunished" Yes!
negated 3 votes
[3-2-1]
Ghost Island Ghost Island
(Day 3)
"Can You Reverse the Curse?" S36 jacob t
Jacob Derwin
S36 morgan tS36 domenick t
Morgan RickeDomenick Abbate
"Fear Keeps You Sharp" No!
negated 0 votes
[10-2-0]

Trivia

  • Jessica Lewis was the first castaway and first female to discover the Legacy Advantage.
  • Jacob Derwin was the first male to discover the Legacy Advantage.
  • Sarah Lacina was the first Sole Survivor to have the Legacy Advantage.
  • Domenick Abbate was the first castaway to play the Legacy Advantage at the final 13.
    • He was also the first castaway to not negate any votes against him with the Legacy Advantage.
  • All three people who played the advantage made it to the Final Tribal Council.
    • Coincidentally, two people that willed them the Legacy Advantage and made the merge did not vote for them to win.
  • Ghost Island is currently the only season to have the Legacy Advantage willed to more than one person.
  • Morgan Ricke was the first person in possession of the Legacy Advantage to be voted out before the merge.

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