Bikal (also known as The Favorites) is a tribe from Survivor: Caramoan. The tribe consists of previous Survivor contestants who were the favorites from their seasons.

Bikal showed their dominance in the pre-merge challenges (only losing two before the tribe switch), and is know for the rise of a new Stealth R Us. However, one castaway's meltdown negatively impacted the tribe, and Bikal's post-switch variation became too weak to win a challenge against the new Gota tribe. Their tribe color is purple.

Members

Andrea Boehlke
23, New York City, NY
Redemption Island
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Corinne Kaplan
33, Los Angeles, CA
Gabon
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Dawn Meehan
41, South Jordan, UT
South Pacific
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Erik Reichenbach
26, Santa Clarita, CA
Micronesia
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John Cochran
25, Washington, DC
South Pacific
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Malcolm Freberg
25, Hermosa Beach, CA
Philippines
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 Corinne Kaplan
    
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 Dawn Meehan
    
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 John Cochran
    
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 Julia Landauer
    
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 Matt Bischoff
    
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 Michael Snow
    
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Tribe History

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Trivia 

  • Like the previous Favorites tribe, Bikal is a purple tribe.
    • Both tribe names end with the syllable -kal.
    • The Bikal tribe also lost the first Immunity Challenge, like Malakal.
    • After the tribe switch both tribes lost the remaining Immunity Challenges.
    • Both produced two finalists.
  • Six members of the original Bikal tribe came from seasons that had the Redemption Island twist (three each from Redemption Island and South Pacific).
    • Phillip Sheppard is the only one of the six to have never participated in a Redemption Island duel.
    • Andrea Boehlke is the only one of the six to have won a Redemption Island duel.
    • All three members returning from Redemption Island are from the original Ometepe tribe.
  • Francesca Hogi is the only Bikal tribe member to have never reached the merge phase of her original season, as she was the first one voted out.
    • As a result, Bikal is currently the only tribe in Survivor history to have a returning castaway who was voted off first in their original season.
    • This is the second tribe that voted out Francesca first. Ometepe of Redemption Island was the first. 
  • Phillip is the only Bikal tribe member to never have been voted out before coming onto this season, as he was in the Final Three of his original season.
    • This makes him the third "Favorite" to have not been voted out prior to returning on a Fans vs. Favorites season. Ozzy Lusth and Amanda Kimmel from Micronesia both returned having not been voted out in their previous seasons.
  • Bikal won every Reward Challenge before the tribe switch.
  • John Cochran, Dawn Meehan, and Brenda Lowe are the only Bikal members to improve over their previous placings.
  • Michael Snow is the only Fan who was part of post-switch Bikal to make the merge.
  • Bikal lived at Tayak Beach, the same beach where Kalabaw lived in Philippines.
  • Bikal is the second of three starting tribes of all returning players to not have any of its members start out on a tribe of the same color in their previous season(s).

References

Survivor (U.S.) Tribes
Borneo The Australian Outback Africa Marquesas
Pagong Tagi Kucha Ogakor Boran Samburu Maraamu Rotu
Rattana Barramundi Moto Maji Soliantu
Thailand The Amazon Pearl Islands All-Stars
Chuay Gahn Sook Jai Jaburu Tambaqui Drake Morgan The Outcasts Chapera Mogo Mogo Saboga
Chuay Jai Jacaré Balboa Chaboga Mogo
Vanuatu Palau Guatemala Panama
Lopevi Yasur Koror Ulong Nakúm Yaxhá Bayoneta Casaya La Mina Viveros
Alinta Xhakúm Gitanos
Cook Islands Fiji China Micronesia
Aitutaki Manihiki Puka Puka Rarotonga Moto Ravu Fei Long Zhan Hu Airai Malakal
Aitutonga Bula Bula Hae Da Fung Dabu
Gabon Tocantins Samoa Heroes vs. Villains
Fang Kota Jalapao Timbira Foa Foa Galu Heroes Villains
Nobag Forza Aiga Yin Yang
Nicaragua Redemption Island South Pacific One World
Espada La Flor Ometepe Zapatera Savaii Upolu Manono Salani
Libertad Murlonio Te Tuna Tikiano
Philippines Caramoan Blood vs. Water Cagayan
Kalabaw Matsing Tandang Bikal Gota Galang Tadhana Aparri Luzon Solana
Dangrayne Enil Edam Kasama Solarrion
San Juan del Sur Worlds Apart Cambodia Kaôh Rōng
Coyopa Hunahpu Escameca Masaya Nagarote Bayon Ta Keo Angkor Chan Loh Gondol To Tang
Huyopa Merica Orkun Dara
Millennials vs. Gen X Game Changers Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers Ghost Island
Takali Vanua Ikabula Mana Nuku Tavua Levu Soko Yawa Malolo Naviti Yanuya
Vinaka Maku Maku Solewa Lavita
David vs. Goliath Edge of Extinction Island of the Idols Winners at War
Jabeni Vuku Tiva Kama Manu Lesu Lairo Vokai Dakal Sele Yara
Kalokalo Vata Lumuwaku Koru

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