Rotu Four
Rotu four
Survivor Alliance
Version: United States
Season: Marquesas
Founder: John Carroll
Members: Remained Loyal:
Robert DeCanio (Day 10-33)
Tammy Leitner (Day 10-30)
John Carroll (Day 10-24)
Zoe Zanidakis (Day 10-24)
Neleh Dennis (Day 20-24)
Paschal English (Day 20-24)
Day Formed: Day 10
Enemies: Gabriel Cade
Maraamu Alliance
Outsiders Alliance
Lowest Placing Member: John Carroll (9/16)
Highest Placing Member: Robert DeCanio (6/16)

The Rotu Four is an alliance in Survivor: Marquesas. The alliance was known to dominate the post-Switch phase of the game and was successful in eliminating Boston Rob. However, it is also known to be the first alliance to be overthrown by a team-up of formerly unaligned alliance outsiders, teaming together to overthrow the solid four-person alliance, Pagonging it.


John Breaks Boston Rob's Deal

On the post switch Rotu tribe John Carroll originally hardheartedly made a deal with Rob Mariano from the Maraamu Alliance to spare him and his allies Vecepia Towery and Sean Rector, and vote out the members not apart of his alliance. However, at the start of the merge Rob told Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien who w apart of the original Rotu tribe that the alliance planned to vote her out. When John found out about Robs deception he turned on Rob. At the merged tribal council, he successful voted out Rob

Cockiness Exposed At The Immunity Challenge

Following Rob's elimination, John believed he was in complete control. During the Immunity Challenge on day 24, the Rotu four particularly John exposed their confidence and arrogance which the others realized.


Following the immunity challenge, Paschal English and Neleh Dennis realized they were in their alliance's pecking order, which caused them to waver. At tribal council, they flipped to the Outsiders Alliance causing John to get blindsided. The Rotu four was unable to recover after this. Zoe Zanidakis was voted out next. Tammy Leitner was voted out on day 30, leaving Robert DeCanio as the last remaining member of the alliance. He was voted out three days later, thus ending the alliance for good.


  • According to John, after Robert was voted out, they wore black clothes on the Tribal Councils to show they were still an alliance.[1]



  1. Waterworth, Ben (Jun 26, 2012). "John Carroll Interview". Survivor Oz. Retrieved November 5, 2013.