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'''Battle Dig''' (also known as ''Water Slaughter'') is a physical race challenge that originated in {{S|10}}, and has subsequently appeared in {{S4|16}}, {{S4|26}}, and {{S4|33}}. A land-based version of the challenge was also used in {{S4|12}} and {{S4|20}}.
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'''By Any Means Necessary''' (also known as ''Battle Dig'', ''Beach Bash'', and ''Water Slaughter'') is a physical race challenge that originated in {{S|10}}, and has subsequently appeared in {{S2|16}}, {{S2|26}}, {{S2|33}}, {{S2|36}}, and {{S2|40}}. A land-based version of the challenge was also used in {{S2|12}} and {{S2|20}}.
   
 
==Rules==
 
==Rules==
In {{S|10}}, {{S|26}}, and {{S|33}}, two members of each tribe would race out in the water to retrieve a ring. The tribe members would then battle against each other to gain possession of the ring and bring it to their tribe flag/pontoon. The first tribe to score a given number of points would win.
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In {{S2|10}}, {{S2|26}}, {{S2|33}}, {{S2|36}}, and {{S2|40}}, members of each tribe would race out in the water to retrieve a ring. The tribe members would then battle against each other to gain possession of the ring and bring it to their tribe's finishing station. The first tribe to score a given number of points wins.
   
In {{S|12}} and {{S|20}}, for each tribe, a designated number of contestants will race out to a marked location and dig up a bag. The castaways then compete to return the bag to their tribe's mat. The first person to touch the tribe mat, with a hand on the bag, scores a point for their team. The first tribe to win a given number of rounds will win the challenge.
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In {{S2|12}} and {{S2|20}}, members for each tribe will race out to a marked location and dig up a bag. The castaways then compete to return the bag to their tribe's mat. The first person to touch the tribe mat, with a hand on the bag, scores a point for their team. The first tribe to win a given number of rounds wins the challenge.
   
In {{S|16}}, the tribes start at opposite ends of the playing field with three canvas bags. The tribes have to battle their way to their end zone. The tribe that has their three bags and two of the other tribe's bags in their end zone at the same time wins.
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In {{S2|16}}, the tribes start at opposite ends of the playing field with three canvas bags. The tribes have to battle their way to their end zone. The tribe that has their three bags and two of the other tribe's bags in their end zone at the same time wins.
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Castaways are allowed to use any means to attempt to stop the opposing tribe from scoring a point other than punching, choking, or otherwise intentionally physically hurting each other. From the challenge's debut until ''Caramoan'', men and women were allowed to compete against each other. Beginning with ''Millennials vs. Gen X'', rounds are now restricted to all-male or all-female matchups.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
The challenge debuted in {{S|10}} as a [[Reward Challenge]]. Two contestants from each tribe would swim out to retrieve an inner tube and try to bring it back to their tribe's platform while contestants from the other tribe would try to stop them. The first tribe to three points won. [[Ulong]] won this challenge in a 3-0 sweep over [[Koror]].
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The challenge debuted in {{S2|10}} as a [[Reward Challenge]]. Castaways from each tribe would swim out to retrieve a ring and try to bring it back to their tribe's pontoon while the other tribe would try to stop them by any means other than punching or otherwise intentionally physically hurting each other. [[Ulong]] used its superior physical strength over [[Koror]] to win in a 3-0 sweep.
   
The challenge re-appeared in {{S|12}} as a tribal [[Immunity Challenge]]. The first tribe to score three bags won the challenge. [[Casaya]] narrowly defeated [[La Mina]] 3-2 to win immunity.
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The challenge re-appeared in {{S2|12}} as a tribal [[Immunity Challenge]]. In teams of two or three, castaways would have to race out and dig out a big buried underneath the sand and bring it back to their tribe's mat. In a highly contested challenge between both tribes, [[Casaya]] beat out [[La Mina]] 3-2 to win immunity, sending La Mina to their first [[Tribal Council]].
   
In {{S|16}}, playing in an area similar to a football field, the tribes started at opposite ends of the playing field with three canvas bags. The tribes have to battle their way to their end zone. The challenge ends when one tribe has their three bags and two of the other tribe's bags in their end zone at the same time. The tribes, dressed in war paint, had a very physical battle in the rain with the reward of items chosen from a catalog. [[Malakal]] won the challenge over [[Airai]], taking home a tarp, a lighting kit, and a survival kit.
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In {{S2|16}}, the challenge was used as a Reward Challenge. Playing in an area similar to a football field, the tribes started at opposite ends of the field with three canvas bags. The tribes would have to battle their way to their end zone with all three of their three bags and two of the other tribe's bags at the same time. In a physical battle in the rain, [[Malakal]] won the challenge over [[Airai]].
   
The challenge was used as the first Reward Challenge in {{S|20}}. The challenge occurred immediately at the start of the game. Teams of two raced for each tribe, with the first tribe to reach three points winning. The [[Heroes]] tribe won the challenge, defeating the [[Villains]] tribe 3-2, receiving flint. The challenge was notable for inflicting multiple injuries, with [[Stephenie LaGrossa]] dislocating her shoulder and [[Rupert Boneham]] breaking a toe. This challenge was also notable for [[Sugar Kiper]] letting go of her bra (which had been undone by [[Sandra Diaz-Twine]]) in order to score a point for the Heroes tribe.
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The challenge was used as the first Reward Challenge in {{S2|20}} immediately at the start of the game. Similarly to ''Panama'', castaways raced in pairs to dig a bag out of the sand and bring it back to their tribe's mat. In a challenge marred by several injuries to the [[Heroes]] and the tactics of the [[Villains]], the Heroes managed to win the challenge, defeating the Villains 3-2.
   
In {{S|26}}, a variation of this challenge was again used as the first Reward Challenge of the season. Adapted to an aquatic playing field, two members of each tribe would race to retrieve a buoy from one end of the course and return it to their tribe's pole. The Favorites tribe, [[Bikal]], won the challenge 4-1 over the Fans tribe, [[Gota]], receiving flint and 20 pounds of beans.
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In {{S2|26}}, a variation of this challenge was again used as the first Reward Challenge of the season right after the marooning. Adapted to an aquatic playing field, one man and one woman from each tribe would race to retrieve a ring from one end of the course and return it to their tribe's flagpole. [[Bikal]] won the challenge 4-1 over [[Gota]] to win reward.
   
In {{S|33}}, the challenge appeared as the first Reward Challenge of the season. Again, it was played on an aquatic field. The [[Takali]] men were physically stacked against males on [[Vanua]]. Despite a strong showing of effort from the Vanua tribe, which included [[Michaela Bradshaw]] losing her bra, the physically intense brawl ended with Takali victorious and winning a barbecue feast.
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In {{S2|33}}, the challenge appeared as the first Reward Challenge of the season and again played on an aquatic field. The women of [[Vanua]] beat the women of [[Takali]] in both rounds they faced off, but the men of Takali defeated the men of Vanua in all three rounds they battled, ending with Takali victorious 3-2.
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In {{S2|36}}, the challenge was used as a Reward Challenge. Again played in the water, two members of each tribe would race to retrieve a ring from one end of the course and return it to their tribe's flagpole. [[Naviti]] defeated [[Malolo]] 3-1 to win reward.
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The challenge was used as the first Reward/Immunity Challenge in {{S2|40}} immediately after the marooning. Once again played in the water, two members of each tribe would race to retrieve a ring and bring it to their tribe's flagpole. Aided by large swells from the ocean during the challenge, [[Dakal]] defeated [[Sele]] 3-1 to win reward and immunity, sending Sele to the first Tribal Council of the season.
   
 
==Winners==
 
==Winners==
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! Episode
 
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! Winners
 
! Winners
 
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|'''{{S4|10}}'''<br /><small>{{Ep|1003}}</small>
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|'''{{S2|10}}'''<br /><small>{{Ep|1003}}</small>
 
| Tribal Reward
 
| Tribal Reward
|{{tribebox3|ulong|[[image:S10 angie t.jpg|60px|link=Angie Jakusz]][[image:S10 bobbyjon t.jpg|60px|link=Bobby Jon Drinkard]][[image:S10 ibrehem t.jpg|60px|link=Ibrehem Rahman]]<br/>[[image:S10 james t.jpg|60px|link=James Miller]][[image:S10 jeff t.jpg|60px|link=Jeff Wilson]][[image:S10 kim t.jpg|60px|link=Kim Mullen]][[image:S10 stephenie t.jpg|60px|link=Stephenie LaGrossa]]<br />[[Ulong|<font color=white>Ulong</font>]]}}
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|{{tribebox4|7|ulong|S10 angie t.png|60px|Angie Jakusz|S10 bobbyjon t.png|Bobby Jon Drinkard|S10 ibrehem t.png|Ibrehem Rahman|S10 james t.png|James Miller|S10 jeff t.png|Jeff Wilson|S10 kim t.png|Kim Mullen|S10 stephenie t.png|Stephenie LaGrossa}}
 
|-
 
|-
|'''{{S4|12}}'''<br /><small>{{Ep|1203}}</small>
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|'''{{S2|12}}'''<br /><small>{{Ep|1203}}</small>
 
| Tribal Immunity
 
| Tribal Immunity
| {{tribebox3|casaya|[[image:S12 aras t.jpg|60px|link=Aras Baskauskas]][[image:S12 bobby t.jpg|60px|link=Bobby Mason]][[image:S12 bruce t.jpg|60px|link=Bruce Kanegai]]<br/>[[image:S12 cirie t.jpg|60px|link=Cirie Fields]][[image:S12 courtney t.jpg|60px|link=Courtney Marit]][[image:S12 danielle t.jpg|60px|link=Danielle DiLorenzo]][[image:S12 shane t.jpg|60px|link=Shane Powers]]<br />[[Casaya|<font color=white>Casaya</font>]]}}
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| {{tribebox4|7|casaya|S12 aras t.png|60px|Aras Baskauskas|S12 bobby t.png|Bobby Mason|S12 bruce t.png|Bruce Kanegai|S12 cirie t.png|Cirie Fields|S12 courtney t.png|Courtney Marit|S12 danielle t.png|Danielle DiLorenzo|S12 shane t.png|Shane Powers}}
 
|-
 
|-
|'''{{S4|16}}'''<br /><small>{{Ep|1603}}</small>
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|'''{{S2|16}}'''<br /><small>{{Ep|1603}}</small>
 
| Tribal Reward
 
| Tribal Reward
|{{tribebox3|malakal|[[image:S16 amanda t.jpg|60px|link=Amanda Kimmel]][[image:S16 ami t.jpg|60px|link=Ami Cusack]][[image:S16 cirie t.jpg|60px|link=Cirie Fields]]<br />[[image:S16 eliza t.jpg|60px|link=Eliza Orlins]][[image:S16 james t.jpg|60px|link=James Clement]][[image:S16 jonathan t.jpg|60px|link=Jonathan Penner]]<br />[[image:S16 parvati t.jpg|60px|link=Parvati Shallow]][[image:S16 ozzy t.jpg|60px|link=Ozzy Lusth]][[image:S16 yauman t.jpg|60px|link=Yau-Man Chan]]<br />[[Malakal|<font color=white>Malakal</font>]]}}
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|{{tribebox4|9|malakal|S16 amanda t.png|60px|Amanda Kimmel|S16 ami t.png|Ami Cusack|S16 cirie t.png|Cirie Fields|S16 eliza t.png|Eliza Orlins|S16 james t.png|James Clement|S16 jonathan t.png|Jonathan Penner|S16 parvati t.png|Parvati Shallow|S16 ozzy t.png|Ozzy Lusth|S16 yauman t.png|Yau-Man Chan}}
 
|-
 
|-
|'''{{S4|20}}'''<br /><small>{{Ep|2001}}</small>
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|'''{{S2|20}}'''<br /><small>{{Ep|2001}}</small>
 
| Tribal Reward
 
| Tribal Reward
| {{tribebox3|heroes|[[image:S20 amanda t.jpg|60px|link=Amanda Kimmel]][[image:S20 candice t.jpg|60px|link=Candice Cody]][[image:S20 cirie t.jpg|60px|link=Cirie Fields]]<br />[[image:S20 colby t.jpg|60px|link=Colby Donaldson]][[image:S20 james t.jpg|60px|link=James Clement]][[image:S20 jt t.jpg|60px|link=J.T. Thomas]][[image:S20 rupert t.jpg|60px|link=Rupert Boneham]]<br/>[[image:S20 stephenie t.jpg|60px|link=Stephenie LaGrossa]][[image:S20 sugar t.jpg|60px|link=Sugar Kiper]][[image:S20 tom t.jpg|60px|link=Tom Westman]]<br />[[Heroes|<font color=white>Heroes</font>]]}}
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| {{tribebox4|10|heroes|S20 amanda t.png|60px|Amanda Kimmel|S20 candice t.png|Candice Cody|S20 cirie t.png|Cirie Fields|S20 colby t.png|Colby Donaldson|S20 james t.png|James Clement|S20 jt t.png|J.T. Thomas|S20 rupert t.png|Rupert Boneham|S20 stephenie t.png|Stephenie LaGrossa|S20 sugar t.png|Sugar Kiper|S20 tom t.png|Tom Westman}}
 
|-
 
|-
|'''{{S4|26}}'''<br /><small>{{Ep|2601}}</small>
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|'''{{S2|26}}'''<br /><small>{{Ep|2601}}</small>
 
| Tribal Reward
 
| Tribal Reward
| {{tribebox3|bikal|[[image:S26 andrea t.jpg|60px|link=Andrea Boehlke]][[image:S26 brandon t.jpg|60px|link=Brandon Hantz]][[image:S26 brenda t.jpg|60px|link=Brenda Lowe]]<br/>[[image:S26 cochran t.jpg|60px|link=John Cochran]][[image:S26 corinne t.jpg|60px|link=Corinne Kaplan]][[image:S26 dawn t.jpg|60px|link=Dawn Meehan]][[image:S26 erik t.jpg|60px|link=Erik Reichenbach]]<br/>[[image:S26 francesca t.jpg|60px|link=Francesca Hogi]][[image:S26 malcolm t.jpg|60px|link=Malcolm Freberg]][[image:S26 phillip t.jpg|60px|link=Phillip Sheppard]]<br />[[Bikal|<font color=white>Bikal</font>]]}}
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| {{tribebox4|10|bikal|S26 andrea t.png|60px|Andrea Boehlke|S26 brandon t.png|Brandon Hantz|S26 brenda t.png|Brenda Lowe|S26 cochran t.png|John Cochran|S26 corinne t.png|Corinne Kaplan|S26 dawn t.png|Dawn Meehan|S26 erik t.png|Erik Reichenbach|S26 francesca t.png|Francesca Hogi|S26 malcolm t.png|Malcolm Freberg|S26 phillip t.png|Phillip Sheppard}}
 
|-
 
|-
| '''{{S4|33}}'''<br /><small>{{Ep|3304}}</small>
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| '''{{S2|33}}'''<br /><small>{{Ep|3304}}</small>
 
| Tribal Reward
 
| Tribal Reward
| {{tribebox3|takali|[[File:S33 bret t.png|60px|link=Bret LaBelle]][[File:S33 cece t.png|60px|link=CeCe Taylor]][[File:S33 chris t.png|60px|link=Chris Hammons]][[File:S33 david t.png|60px|link=David Wright]]<br />[[File:S33 jessica t.png|60px|link=Jessica Lewis]][[File:S33 ken t.png|60px|link=Ken McNickle]][[File:S33 lucy t.png|60px|link=Lucy Huang]][[File:S33 sunday t.png|60px|link=Sunday Burquest]]<br />{{tribeicon|takali}}}}
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| {{tribebox4|8|takali|S33 bret t.png|60px|Bret LaBelle|S33 cece t.png|CeCe Taylor|S33 chris t.png|Chris Hammons|S33 david t.png|David Wright|S33 jessica t.png|Jessica Lewis|S33 ken t.png|Ken McNickle|S33 lucy t.png|Lucy Huang|S33 sunday t.png|Sunday Burquest}}
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|-
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| '''{{S2|36}}'''<br /><small>{{Ep|3603}}</small>
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| Tribal Reward
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| {{tribebox4|8|naviti|S36 angela t.png|60px|Angela Perkins|S36 chris t.png|Chris Noble|S36 domenick t.png|Domenick Abbate|S36 donathan t.png|Donathan Hurley|S36 james t.png|James Lim|S36 laurel t.png|Laurel Johnson|S36 libby t.png|Libby Vincek|S36 wendell t.png|Wendell Holland}}
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| '''{{S2|40}}'''<br /><small>{{Ep|4001}}</small>
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| Tribal Reward/Immunity
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| {{tribebox4|10|dakal|S40 amber t.png|60px|Amber Mariano|S40 kim t.png|Kim Spradlin-Wolfe|S40 nick t.png|Nick Wilson|S40 sandra t.png|Sandra Diaz-Twine|S40 sarah t.png|Sarah Lacina|S40 sophie t.png|Sophie Clarke|S40 tony t.png|Tony Vlachos|S40 tyson t.png|Tyson Apostol|S40 wendell t.png|Wendell Holland|S40 yul t.png|Yul Kwon}}
 
|}
 
|}
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
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battle dig palau.jpg|[[Angie Jakusz|Angie]] fighting [[Gregg Carey|Gregg]] in {{S4|10}}.
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battle dig jenn.jpg|[[Jenn Lyon|Jenn]] competes in {{S2|10}}.
battle dig jenn.jpg|[[Jenn Lyon|Jenn]] competing for [[Koror]] (''Palau'').
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battle dig palau.jpg|[[Angie Jakusz|Angie]] fights [[Gregg Carey|Gregg]] in ''Palau''.
Danielle contact.jpg|[[Misty Giles|Misty]] and [[Danielle DiLorenzo|Danielle]] get physical ({{S4|12}}).
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battle dig panama.png|[[Sally Schumann|Sally]] and [[Cirie Fields|Cirie]] fight for the bag ({{S2|12}}).
battle dig panama.png|[[Sally Schumann|Sally]] and [[Cirie Fields|Cirie]] fighting for the bag (''Panama'').
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Danielle contact.jpg|[[Misty Giles|Misty]] and [[Danielle DiLorenzo|Danielle]] compete in ''Panama''.
battle dig micronesia.jpg|The challenge in {{S4|16}}.
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battle dig micronesia.jpg|The challenge in {{S2|16}}.
20 hvv battle dig.jpg|[[Sugar Kiper|Sugar]], [[Sandra Diaz-Twine|Sandra]], and [[Candice Cody|Candice]] battle it out in {{S4|20}}.
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S16e3.jpg|The tribes compete in ''Micronesia''.
battle-dig-survivor.jpg|[[Coach Wade|Coach]] and [[Russell Hantz|Russell]] collide with [[Tom Westman|Tom]] and [[Colby Donaldson|Colby]] (''Heroes vs. Villains'').
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battle-dig-survivor.jpg|[[Coach Wade|Coach]] and [[Russell Hantz|Russell]] face [[Colby Donaldson|Colby]] and [[Tom Westman|Tom]] ({{S2|20}}).
battle dig caramoan.jpg|The first round in {{S4|26}}.
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20 hvv battle dig.jpg|[[Candice Cody|Candice]] and [[Sugar Kiper|Sugar]] face [[Courtney Yates|Courtney]] and [[Sandra Diaz-Twine|Sandra]] (''Heroes vs. Villains'').
4C.jpg|[[Andrea Boehlke|Andrea]] and [[Hope Driskill|Hope]] fighting in ''Caramoan''.
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battle dig caramoan.jpg|[[Dawn Meehan|Dawn]] and [[Erik Reichenbach|Erik]] face [[Julia Landauer|Julia]] and [[Shamar Thomas|Shamar]] ({{S2|26}}).
S33_press_photos_ep4_0026.jpg|The challenge in {{S4|33}}.
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Battle dig round 2.jpg|[[Andrea Boehlke|Andrea]] and [[Brandon Hantz|Brandon]] face [[Eddie Fox|Eddie]] and [[Hope Driskill|Hope]] (''Caramoan'').
S33_press_photos_ep4_0030.jpg|[[Michaela Bradshaw|Michaela]], [[Hannah Shapiro|Hannah]], [[Jessica Lewis|Jessica]], and [[Lucy Huang|Lucy]] competing in ''Millennials vs. Gen X''.
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S33 press photos ep4 0023.jpg|[[Bret LaBelle|Bret]] and [[Ken McNickle|Ken]] face [[Jay Starrett|Jay]] and [[Zeke Smith|Zeke]] ({{S2|33}}).
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Mvgx water slaughter.jpg|[[Hannah Shapiro|Hannah]] and [[Michaela Bradshaw|Michaela]] face [[Jessica Lewis|Jessica]] and [[Lucy Huang|Lucy]] (''Millennials vs. Gen X'').
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110483 14508b.jpg|[[Angela Perkins|Angela]] and [[Laurel Johnson|Laurel]] face [[Jenna Bowman|Jenna]] and [[Kellyn Bechtold|Kellyn]] ({{S2|36}}).
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110483 14104b.jpg|[[Bradley Kleihege|Bradley]] and [[Sebastian Noel|Sebastian]] face [[Domenick Abbate|Domenick]] and [[James Lim|James]] (''Ghost Island'').
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S40E01 IC1.jpg|[[Ben Driebergen|Ben]] and [[Rob Mariano|Rob]] face [[Tony Vlachos|Tony]] and [[Wendell Holland|Wendell]] ({{S2|40}}).
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S40E01 IC1-2.jpg|[[Danni Boatwright|Danni]] and [[Michele Fitzgerald|Michele]] face [[Sandra Diaz-Twine|Sandra]] and [[Sophie Clarke|Sophie]] (''Winners at War'').
 
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</gallery>
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* [[Cirie Fields]], [[Amanda Kimmel]], [[Parvati Shallow]], [[Stephenie LaGrossa]], [[Danielle DiLorenzo]], [[Erik Reichenbach]], [[Tom Westman]], and [[James Clement]] are the only contestants to compete in this challenge more than once.
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* {{S2|10}} is the only time this challenge featured one-on-one matchups. {{S2|12}} is the only time this challenge featured three-on-three matchups. {{S2|16}} is the only time every member of both tribes competed at the same time.
** Danielle, Erik, and Tom are the only [[Returning Players]] to have competed is this challenge in all of their seasons.
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* [[Cirie Fields]] and [[Parvati Shallow]] are the only castaways to compete in this challenge three times.
** Cirie, Amanda, Stephenie, and James are the only castaways to have won the challenge every time they competed.
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* [[Amanda Kimmel]], Cirie Fields, [[James Clement]], [[Stephenie LaGrossa]], and [[Wendell Holland]] are the only [[Returning Players|returning players]] to have won the challenge every time they competed.
*** Cirie is also the only castaway to compete in this challenge 3 times.
 
 
* This is the only challenge that [[Francesca Hogi]] has won in her two seasons.
 
* This is the only challenge that [[Francesca Hogi]] has won in her two seasons.
* In all of the seasons in which the challenge was used for reward, the winning tribe lost the subsequent [[Immunity Challenge]].
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* ''Panama'' and {{S2|40}} are the only seasons in which this challenge is used as an [[Immunity Challenge]].
* All tribes to win this challenge have been colored blue or purple.
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* The challenge in ''Winners at War'' required tribes to score five points, but was edited down to three points due to a lopsided 5-1 victory by [[Dakal]].<ref>https://ew.com/recap/survivor-season-40-premiere/</ref><ref>https://my.xfinity.com/ed/tv/2020/02/12/survivor-winners-at-war-premiere-recap-with-behind-the-scenes-tidbits/</ref> Press photos for {{S2|33}} also indicate that there were unaired rounds in that season.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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{{Reflist}}
 
{{Recurring Challenges}}
 
{{Recurring Challenges}}
 
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Latest revision as of 17:48, May 10, 2020

By Any Means Necessary (also known as Battle Dig, Beach Bash, and Water Slaughter) is a physical race challenge that originated in Survivor: Palau, and has subsequently appeared in Micronesia, Caramoan, Millennials vs. Gen X, Ghost Island, and Winners at War. A land-based version of the challenge was also used in Panama and Heroes vs. Villains.

RulesEdit

In Palau, Caramoan, Millennials vs. Gen X, Ghost Island, and Winners at War, members of each tribe would race out in the water to retrieve a ring. The tribe members would then battle against each other to gain possession of the ring and bring it to their tribe's finishing station. The first tribe to score a given number of points wins.

In Panama and Heroes vs. Villains, members for each tribe will race out to a marked location and dig up a bag. The castaways then compete to return the bag to their tribe's mat. The first person to touch the tribe mat, with a hand on the bag, scores a point for their team. The first tribe to win a given number of rounds wins the challenge.

In Micronesia, the tribes start at opposite ends of the playing field with three canvas bags. The tribes have to battle their way to their end zone. The tribe that has their three bags and two of the other tribe's bags in their end zone at the same time wins.

Castaways are allowed to use any means to attempt to stop the opposing tribe from scoring a point other than punching, choking, or otherwise intentionally physically hurting each other. From the challenge's debut until Caramoan, men and women were allowed to compete against each other. Beginning with Millennials vs. Gen X, rounds are now restricted to all-male or all-female matchups.

HistoryEdit

The challenge debuted in Palau as a Reward Challenge. Castaways from each tribe would swim out to retrieve a ring and try to bring it back to their tribe's pontoon while the other tribe would try to stop them by any means other than punching or otherwise intentionally physically hurting each other. Ulong used its superior physical strength over Koror to win in a 3-0 sweep.

The challenge re-appeared in Panama as a tribal Immunity Challenge. In teams of two or three, castaways would have to race out and dig out a big buried underneath the sand and bring it back to their tribe's mat. In a highly contested challenge between both tribes, Casaya beat out La Mina 3-2 to win immunity, sending La Mina to their first Tribal Council.

In Micronesia, the challenge was used as a Reward Challenge. Playing in an area similar to a football field, the tribes started at opposite ends of the field with three canvas bags. The tribes would have to battle their way to their end zone with all three of their three bags and two of the other tribe's bags at the same time. In a physical battle in the rain, Malakal won the challenge over Airai.

The challenge was used as the first Reward Challenge in Heroes vs. Villains immediately at the start of the game. Similarly to Panama, castaways raced in pairs to dig a bag out of the sand and bring it back to their tribe's mat. In a challenge marred by several injuries to the Heroes and the tactics of the Villains, the Heroes managed to win the challenge, defeating the Villains 3-2.

In Caramoan, a variation of this challenge was again used as the first Reward Challenge of the season right after the marooning. Adapted to an aquatic playing field, one man and one woman from each tribe would race to retrieve a ring from one end of the course and return it to their tribe's flagpole. Bikal won the challenge 4-1 over Gota to win reward.

In Millennials vs. Gen X, the challenge appeared as the first Reward Challenge of the season and again played on an aquatic field. The women of Vanua beat the women of Takali in both rounds they faced off, but the men of Takali defeated the men of Vanua in all three rounds they battled, ending with Takali victorious 3-2.

In Ghost Island, the challenge was used as a Reward Challenge. Again played in the water, two members of each tribe would race to retrieve a ring from one end of the course and return it to their tribe's flagpole. Naviti defeated Malolo 3-1 to win reward.

The challenge was used as the first Reward/Immunity Challenge in Winners at War immediately after the marooning. Once again played in the water, two members of each tribe would race to retrieve a ring and bring it to their tribe's flagpole. Aided by large swells from the ocean during the challenge, Dakal defeated Sele 3-1 to win reward and immunity, sending Sele to the first Tribal Council of the season.

WinnersEdit

Episode Challenge Type Winners
Palau
"Dangerous Creatures and Horrible Setbacks"
Tribal Reward S10 angie tS10 bobbyjon tS10 ibrehem t
S10 james tS10 jeff tS10 kim tS10 stephenie t
Ulong
Panama
"Crazy Fights, Snake Dinners"
Tribal Immunity S12 aras tS12 bobby tS12 bruce t
S12 cirie tS12 courtney tS12 danielle tS12 shane t
Casaya
Micronesia
"I Should Be Carried on the Chariot-Type Thing!"
Tribal Reward S16 amanda tS16 ami tS16 cirie t
S16 eliza tS16 james tS16 jonathan t
S16 parvati tS16 ozzy tS16 yauman t
Malakal
Heroes vs. Villains
"Slay Everyone, Trust No One"
Tribal Reward S20 amanda tS20 candice tS20 cirie t
S20 colby tS20 james tS20 jt tS20 rupert t
S20 stephenie tS20 sugar tS20 tom t
Heroes
Caramoan
"She Annoys Me Greatly"
Tribal Reward S26 andrea tS26 brandon tS26 brenda t
S26 cochran tS26 corinne tS26 dawn tS26 erik t
S26 francesca tS26 malcolm tS26 phillip t
Bikal
Millennials vs. Gen X
"Who's the Sucker at the Table?"
Tribal Reward S33 bret tS33 cece tS33 chris tS33 david t
S33 jessica tS33 ken tS33 lucy tS33 sunday t
Takali
Ghost Island
"Trust Your Gut"
Tribal Reward S36 angela tS36 chris tS36 domenick tS36 donathan t
S36 james tS36 laurel tS36 libby tS36 wendell t
Naviti
Winners at War
"Greatest of the Greats"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S40 amber tS40 kim tS40 nick t
S40 sandra tS40 sarah tS40 sophie tS40 tony t
S40 tyson tS40 wendell tS40 yul t
Dakal

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