The Espada Alliance is the majority alliance on the pre-swap Espada tribe from Survivor: Nicaragua.

Members

 Marty Piombo
Founder
Days 6-24
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 Dan Lembo
Remained Loyal
Days 6-37
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 Jill Behm
Remained Loyal
Days 6-18
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Affiliates

 Benry Henry
Days 23-31
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 Fabio Birza
Days 23-37
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 Tyrone Davis
Days 8-12
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 Yve Rojas
Days 8-12
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History

Formation

On Day 6, after reading the clue to the Hidden Immunity Idol, Jill Behm asked for assistance to find it to Dan Lembo and Marty Piombo. The three scurried into the woods and looked quickly for it. After some time, Marty finally found it and proposed an alliance with the two.

Marty's Rise to Power

Jealous of Jimmy Johnson's popularity within the tribe, Marty targeted him. Wanting to convince the tribe to vote with him, he revealed that the Hidden Immunity Idol was found. Jimmy Tarantino even congratulated him for finding it and declared that it was a "great morale booster". After losing the challenge, paranoia set in for the members of the Espada tribe which Marty then used to his advantage. He first tried convincing Jill that he doesn't believe that Jimmy J. really isn't there for the money. He then went to Dan and Jimmy T. to try and get them to vote against Jimmy J. His final crusader, Tyrone, was skeptical of Marty's plan but even more worried for Dan's physical abilities. At Tribal Council, Marty's plan to oust Jimmy J. succeeded as the whole tribe unanimously voted him out.

Annoyed with Jimmy T.'s complaints about being underused in challenges and perceived assertiveness, Marty convinced the alliance (now including Tyrone and Yve) into voting him out at Day 11's Tribal Council. At Tribal Council, Jimmy T. was successfully voted out in a 5-3 vote.

Tribe Switch

On Day 12, a tribe swap was announced by Jeff. Jill and Marty joined La Flor while Dan, Tyrone, and Yve stayed on Espada. At the new Espada, Tyrone, and Yve targeted NaOnka after she had a nervous breakdown, but Benry Henry felt that Tyrone wasn't a team player and was a bit bossy, and despite not helping prepare the chicken for dinner, Tyrone ate the most. At Tribal Council, Tyrone attempted to save himself, but it proved ineffective as he was voted off in a 6-2 vote.

Holding on by a Thread

On Day 15, Marty revealed to the alliance's new tribe that he had the idol, knowing he was in danger. Shocked that there would be a Double Tribal Council, Marty tried to lure Fabio to join his alliance. He lied by telling him that he was a chess grandmaster and was trained by none other than Guillermo Vilas, the Argentine Grandmaster. A gullible Fabio immediately believed everything Marty had said, not knowing that Marty was just bluffing because Vilas was actually a tennis player. At the new La Flor's Tribal Council, Brenda grilled on Marty about his alliance and Immunity Idol. Angered by this, he told Jane to vote for Brenda, unbeknownst to him though, she held a grudge against Marty and decided to vote against him. After the votes were read 3-3-2 in a tie between Marty and Kelly Bruno, La Flor revoted and voted out Kelly B. in a near-unanimous 5-1 vote.

La Flor Fights Back

Now knowing that Marty possessed Espada's Hidden Immunity Idol, Sash confronted Marty, promising that his alliance would spare him and eliminate Jill if he gave him the Idol. After some thought, Marty reluctantly gave in and handed over the Idol. Sash kept his word and the alliance voted out Jill in a 3-2-2 vote.

Guys' Rebellion

After winning the Reward Challenge on Day 23 with all of the remaining males except Chase, Marty tried to hatch an all guys' alliance to oust the remaining females. Benry Henry and Fabio Birza quickly joined while Sash Lenahan falsely joined. Marty convinced the new alliance to eliminate Jane, thus creating a gender-based war at the next vote. Marty then put his plan into motion by telling Chase that the men were voting for NaOnka Mixon. Chase immediately told Holly Hoffman that he thought the guys were trying to blindside Jane and he was voting for Marty. Marty told Brenda Lowe that the plan to flush the idol and blindside Jane was Sash's idea. At the next Tribal Council, Marty again made a valiant effort to vote Jane out. But in the end, Marty's plan to flush the idol failed when NaOnka did not feel threatened enough to play her idol. The La Flor Alliance effectively blindsided Marty and sent him to the jury in a 7-4 vote.

Trivia

  • Jill is the only member of the alliance to not make the merge.

Gallery

References

Survivor Alliances Per Season
Borneo The Australian Outback Africa Marquesas
Tagi Alliance Kucha Alliance Boran Alliance Maraamu Alliance
Older Samburu Alliance Rotu Four
Barbecue Alliance Ogakor Alliance
Younger Samburu Alliance Outsiders Alliance
Thailand The Amazon Pearl Islands All-Stars
Chuay Gahn Five Jaburu Alliance Drake Alliance Chapera Alliance
Morgan Alliance
Sook Jai Alliance Tambaqui Alliance Mogo Mogo Alliance
Outcast Alliance
Vanuatu Palau Guatemala Panama
Fat Five Koror Alliance Nakúm Alliance Casaya Alliance
Yasur Alliance
Yaxhá Alliance La Mina Alliance
Final Four Alliance
Cook Islands Fiji China Micronesia
Aitu Four Four Horsemen Fei Long Alliance Malakal Couples Alliance
Older Airai Alliance
Raro Alliance Syndicate Alliance Zhan Hu Alliance
Black Widow Brigade
Gabon Tocantins Samoa Heroes vs. Villains
Fang Alliance Jalapao Three Foa Foa Four Heroes Alliance
Timbira Alliance Rob's Villains Alliance
Onion Alliance Galu Alliance
Exile Alliance Russell's Villains Alliance
Nicaragua Redemption Island South Pacific One World
Espada Alliance Russell's Zapatera Alliance Savaii Alliance Misfit Alliance
La Flor Alliance Stealth R Us Muscle Alliance
The Family
Final Four Alliance Zapatera Six Salani Alliance
Philippines Caramoan Blood vs. Water Cagayan
Kalabaw Alliance Cool Kids Alliance Five Guys Alliance Aparri Alliance
Matsing Alliance
Gota Alliance Galang Alliance Cops-R-Us
Tandang Alliance
Stealth R Us Singles Alliance Solana Alliance
Fulcrum Alliance
San Juan del Sur Worlds Apart Cambodia Kaôh Rōng
Coyopa Guys Alliance Escameca Alliance Bayon Alliance Gondol Alliance
Fab Five Nagarote Alliance Witches' Coven Dara Women's Alliance
Millennials vs. Gen X Game Changers Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers Ghost Island
Takali Alliance Power Six Soko Alliance Naviti Alliance
Triforce
The Round Table
David's Vinaka Alliance Tavua Alliance Final Four Alliance
Final Four Alliance
Zeke's Vinaka Alliance
David vs. Goliath Edge of Extinction Island of the Idols Winners at War
David Alliance Kama Six Lairo Women's Alliance Cops-R-Us
Goliath Alliance Manu Alliance Vokai Alliance
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