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The Outcasts
Outcast
Tribe Profile
Season Pearl Islands
Namesake The outcasts from their
original tribes
Tribe Type Temporary
Day Formed Day 3
(entered game Day 19)
Rival Tribe(s) ██ Drake
██ Morgan
Tribe Status Disbanded on Day 20
Challenge Wins 1
Lowest Placing Member Nicole Delma (16/16)
Highest Placing Member Lillian Morris (Runner-Up)
Flag
There was no flag for The Outcasts.
Insignia
A cross bone (unofficial)
Buff
Outcastbandana
Various Styles of the Above; no official Buff

The Outcasts is a "ghost" tribe from Survivor: Pearl Islands.

Comprised of the first six eliminated contestants, they returned to compete against Drake and Morgan tribes in a special Immunity Challenge in an attempt to continue their pursuit of the million dollar prize and the title of Sole Survivor. This tribe was very good morale wise and physically, as they were all brought together on the common trait of being voted out by their previous tribemates, with the drive for revenge.

MembersEdit

S7 burton tS7 lillian tS7 michelle t
S7 nicole tS7 ryans tS7 trish t
  • Burton Roberts, voted off fourth, Day 12; blindsided by Drake after leading them in throwing an Immunity Challenge to vote out Christa Hastie.
  • Lillian Morris, voted off third, Day 9; voted out due to her weakness in challenges.
  • Michelle Tesauro, voted off fifth, Day 15; voted out for losing the fifth Immunity Challenge.
  • Nicole Delma, voted off first, Day 3; voted out from Morgan because of her duplicity with a plan to vote out Tijuana Bradley.
  • Ryan Shoulders, voted off second, Day 6; eliminated for his weakness in challenges and being outside of the majority alliance.
  • Trish Dunn, voted off sixth, Day 18; blindsided for trying to sway Drake into voting out Rupert Boneham.

Tribe HistoryEdit

The Outcasts surprised the Drake and Morgan tribes by showing up as a third tribe, who would then compete in a high-stakes special Immunity Challenge. If the Outcasts win the challenge, both Morgan and Drake will go to separate Tribal Councils and must eliminate one of their own, while the departed castaways will then vote two of their own back into the game and will be immune at the next Tribal Council they attend. However, if the Outcasts came in second, they could only vote one member back into the game and only the losing tribe would have to vote someone out. If they finished last in the challenge, all six Outcasts will permanently go home while their opposing tribe will vote someone out of the game.
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After a close race between Drake and the Outcasts, the Outcasts, fueled by their desire in collecting revenge after getting voted out by the remaining players, managed to do the unthinkable, as they won against the two tribes, giving them a chance to get back into the game. After the two tribes' Tribal Councils, with Drake's Shawn Cohen eliminated and Morgan's Osten Taylor quit, the Outcasts came in to Tribal Council. Jeff Probst remarked that for the first time since the show's inception, a tribe was excited to go to Tribal Council. The host gave the eliminated players a chance to plead their case as to why each of them deserved to return in the game, after which the tribe will vote for two people back into the game. In the end, it was decided that Burton and Lillian will return to the game.

After the special vote, Jeff handed the two returnees a canister holding two buffs, one for Drake, and one for Morgan. A luck of a draw sent them back to their old camps. The two were then given individual immunity to give them a chance to re-assimilate themselves within their former tribes.

ControversyEdit

The Outcasts twist received mixed reaction to both contestants and fans alike. As implied by cast members Andrew Savage and Osten Taylor, they showed complete distaste for the twist. Various forums and fans also expressed their disappointments about the twist, stating that it completely hurt the show's integrity by deviating its premise. Survivor host Jeff Probst also revealed that he also hated the twist, but was only overruled by executive producer Mark Burnett. In 2011, Probst stated that the concept of "resurrecting" contestants format would be rehashed in the show's 22nd season, Survivor: Redemption Island. Furthermore, how the eliminated contestants were not fully explained, with some fans speculating that the sequestered contestants were actually living comfortably while biding their time until the day they actually reveal themselves to the tribes, giving them an unfair advantage against the remaining contestants, who directly suffered the elements. At the episode however, Jeff Probst stated that the Outcasts were also deprived of nutrition during their sequester time.

Years later, many fans began to praise the twist as it gave all those eliminated a fair opportunity to come back as opposed to what some would deem "unfair" duels used at Redemption Island.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The Outcasts tribe was the first tribe to be created in-game which wasn't a merge tribe.
    • Although not shown, The Outcasts were formed on Day 3 after Nicole Delma's elimination
  • It is currently unknown where The Outcasts stayed during their time outside of the game, but were given the same amount of food as what the remaining players in game had.
  • The Outcasts tribe is the second purple tribe overall.
  • According to the challenge tracker of the now-defunct Survivor: Pearl Islands website, the challenge was considered to be an Immunity Challenge. Had Drake or Morgan won the said challenge, the Outcasts would only vote one person back into the game had they finished in second place, while the losing starting tribe would go to Tribal Council, vote someone off.
  • The Outcasts is the only tribe in Survivor not to have an official buff. The only object that identified the tribe was mere purple cloths and bandannas painted on by the Outcasts, some with skulls and crossbones and "Outcasts" written in white. Additionally, Ryan had "Die Jerks" on his "buff."
  • The Outcasts visited Tribal Council only once, which was tied with Rotu of Survivor: MarquesasManihiki of Survivor: Cook Islands, and Moto of Survivor: Fiji (as well as Koror of Survivor: Palau, if only the tribal stage is counted) for the fewest visits, until Bayoneta and Viveros were dissolved in Survivor: Panama  when Puka Puka was dissolved in Survivor: Cook Islands and Tandang of Survivor: Philippines. However, due to the nature of the Outcast tribe, they could not have possibly had more than one visit.
  • The Outcasts are the first tribe to win every challenge they participated in. However, due to the nature of the twist, they could not participate in or win more than one challenge.
  • The Outcasts are the only tribe to vote for two different people at the same time.
  • The Outcasts are the first tribe to not have an official camp.

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