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Fallen Comrades (also known as Crush) is a recurring challenge in Survivor.

Rules

The remaining contestants answers questions about the eliminated contestants. The castaway to score the most questions correctly or the one who correctly answers ten questions first wins.

History

Fallen Comrades was first used in Borneo as the final four Immunity Challenge. After a very close contest, it ultimately came down to Kelly Wiglesworth and Susan Hawk. The tiebreaker question was "What was Sonja's last name?" Susan did not know, while Kelly correctly answered "Christopher" and won immunity.

In The Australian Outback, the challenge was used as the Final Immunity Challenge, in which Colby Donaldson narrowly won over Tina Wesson.

In Africa, this was used as the final four Immunity Challenge. Tom Buchanan initially had the lead, but Kim Johnson and Lex van den Berghe caught up. The final question was "Which contestant had no piercings, including their ears?" Tom incorrectly answered Jessie Camacho, Kim J. answered Kelly Goldsmith, while Lex answered Lindsey Richter. Kim J. was awarded the point and won immunity.

In Marquesas, this was used as the final four Immunity Challenge. Everyone was relatively even. However, Vecepia Towery won when she correctly answered the question, "What branch of the military did John train to be a registered nurse?" She answered the Air Force, whilst the others answered the Army, thus giving her immunity.

In San Juan del Sur, the challenge was for individual reward and was conducted in a manner similar to Q and A, except with questions about castaways who were in the game post-merge. In each round, everyone who answered the question correctly would get to chop a section of another person's rope. Once a rope was chopped three times, a large rock would drop on a skull and that player would be out of the challenge. The majority Fab Five alliance of Baylor Wilson, Jaclyn Schultz, Jon Misch, Missy Payne, and Natalie Anderson immediately targeted the minority alliance of Reed Kelly, Alec Christy, and Keith Nale and systematically eliminated all three of them by the end of the first two questions. After the second question, it became apparent that the remaining five were planning to manipulate the game to ensure that Missy would win. As a result, rather than waste time conducting the challenge, host Jeff Probst ended the challenge and announced Missy as the winner.

Winners

Episode Challenge Type Winner
Borneo
"The Final Four"
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Kelly Wiglesworth
The Australian Outback
"The Most Deserving"
Individual Immunity
(Final Immunity)
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Colby Donaldson
Africa
"The Final Four: No Regrets"
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Kim Johnson
Marquesas
"The Sole Survivor"
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Vecepia Towery
San Juan del Sur
"Kind of Like Cream Cheese"
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Missy Payne

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Trivia

  • Vecepia Towery is the only Sole Survivor to win this challenge.
    • Every other winner of this challenge became an eventual runner-up of their season.
  • Colby Donaldson is the only man to win this challenge.
  • Missy Payne is the only person to win this challenge and finish in third place.
  • This challenge, along with Survivor Quiz Show and Chinese Zodiac Symbols, are the only recurring challenges to be used at Tribal Council.
  • There was some controversy surrounding the challenge when it was used in Africa. The anomaly was the final question ("Which female contestant has no piercings?") The official answer, given by Kim Johnson to earn the win, was Kelly Goldsmith. Lex van den Berghe answered the question with Lindsey Richter's name, who, unbeknownst to the producers, also had no piercings. After the producers were alerted to the mistake, both third-place finisher Lex and fourth-place finisher Tom Buchanan were awarded the $100,000 runner-up prize instead of the traditional third and fourth place earnings.
  • Eliza Orlins used this challenge as part of her jury speech on Micronesia.[1]
  • San Juan del Sur is the only time this challenge was used for reward.

References

Recurring Challenges
A Bit Tipsy · A Crate Idea · A Leg Up · A Numbers Game · Air Raid · Angry Chair · Around the Bend · Back in Slack · Balancing Point · Ballin' A Jack · Barrel Bridge · Barrel of Monkeys · Basket Brawl · Better Homes and Island Living · Beyond the Wheel · Blind Leading the Blind · Blue Lagoon Bustle · Blue Plate Special · Boats, Brains & Brawn · Bone to Pick · Boulder Smash · Bow Diddley · Box Your Mind · Braille Maze · Broken China · Buggin' Out · Build It Up, Break It Down · Butch Cassidy · By Any Means Necessary · By the Numbers · Can't Buoy Me Love · Cannonball Run · Caught in the Web · Cell Block Sea · Challenge Pitch · Chief's Choice · Chimney Sweep · Chinese Zodiac Symbols · Choose Your Weapon · Coconut Juice · Crate Escape · Crocodile Rock · Crosswalk · Cube Crisis · Dear Liza · Dive Masters · Domino Effect · Draggin' the Dragon · Dragging the River · Drop A Log · Dulcimer Stomp · End of the Line · Fallen Comrades · Fast Fire · Faulty Towers · Fauxconut Bowling · Fire and Water · Fire Fighter · Float Your Boat · Floating Puzzle · Game of Bridge · Gatecrasher · Get a Grip · Get Barreled · Get Hooked · Get Your Goat · Gimme Three Steps · Great Escape Run · Hands on a Hard Idol · Hear About It Ladder · Hot Pursuit · House of Cards · House of the Holey · Idol Hands · Jail Break · Jump Shot · Jungle Love · Jungle Relay · Kamikaze · Keel Hauling · Keep It Up · Keep on Your Toes · Kicking and Screaming · Kitty Litter · Know Your Loved One · Ladder Tree Golf · Last Gasp · Letter Hunt · Lock, Load and Light · Lock Step · Log Jam · Losing Face · Mask Match · Matchmaker · Matt Finish · Memory · Mud Pack · Mud Slide · Muddy Waters · New School · New Tribe Member · Nut Bucket · O-Black Water · Odd Shaped Bottoms · Operation Balance Build · Out on a Limb · Over-Extended · Paddle Battle · Paddle Out · Perch · Pilfering Pirates · Piranha Feast · Pole Dancing · Pot Head · Push Me, Pull You · Puzzle Dig · Pyramid Scheme · Q and A · Quest for Fire · Race to Shore · Ram-Ball On · Rescue Mission · Rice Race · Rise and Shrine · Rock Bottom · Rock n' Roll · Rod Screw-It · Roll With It · Roller Ball · Running Down a Dream · · Sacrificial Lamb · Schmergen Brawl · Sea Crates · Sea Legs · Sea Salvage · Shipwrecked · Shoot 'n' Shuffle · Shooting Gallery · Shoulder the Load · Simmotion · Slip, Slide & Score · Slither Me Timbers · Smash and Grab · Snag, Drag and Bag · Snake in the Grass · Snake Island Relay · SOS Signal · Spear-it Hunt · Spit It Out · Splash Back · Sprung A Leak · Squared Off · Squatty Probst · Stacked Up · Stairway to Heaven · Stairway to the Stars · Station By Station · Step on Up · Stomp-ede · Strung Out · Sumo at Sea · Survivor Auction · Survivor History · Survivor Pentathlon · Survivor Quiz Show · Swahili Scramble · Swing Break · Temple Transfer · The Ball Drop · The Cruel Sea · The Game is Afoot · The Gauntlet · The Home Stretch · The Maze · The Obstacle Course · This Much · Thrash, Splash & Bash · TLP O-Course · Tomb Raider · Troubled Water · Uncomfortably Numb · United We Stand · Vampire Bats · Vertically Challenged · Vertigo · Wall to Wall · Well Stacked · What-er Drag · When It Rains, It Pours · Wicker Flicker · Will It Go Round · Witch Hunt · Wrist Assured · Yank Your Hank · You Shook Me
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