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A confessional is a directing tool used to tell the story of Survivor. In a confessional, one player narrates a situation, explains their perspective, or gives secret insight to their own gameplay that only the audience can see. Initially defined only as the contestants' speeches when they cast their votes at Tribal Council, it has expanded over to their day-to-day journal of events in the game and final words following their elimination.

Confessionals feature a lower third (also known as a chyron) displayed on the screen that lists the contestant's name, a characteristic (such as hometown, occupation, a previous season, or relative) their tribe's name, and (beyond Edge of Extinction's sixth episode) any advantages (either real or fake) that the contestant possesses. The font color generally matches that of the tribe (i.e. blue for Matsing, red for Kalabaw).

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Trivia

  • The font used for confessionals is "Cutamond Basic".[1]
  • The idea to include advantages in the confessionals' chyrons was suggested by a fan on Twitter.[2]

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