The Muscle Alliance is an alliance that was formed during Survivor: One World.

Created by the stronger members of the Manono tribe, the alliance fell from power when the "misfits" joined together to oust them, eventually causing them to split.


 Matt Quinlan
Days 1-8
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 Bill Posley
Days 1-8
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 Jay Byars
Days 1-8
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 Michael Jefferson
Remained Loyal
Days 1-8
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The Brawn Among the Tribe

After being placed on the all male Manono tribe, Matt Quinlan, immediately after arriving to the beach, formed the alliance with the three other strong, muscular males, Bill Posley, Jay Byars, and Michael Jefferson. The newly formed foursome were comfortable with their position in the tribe, ignoring the fact they had isolated five members in the process, and being unaware of the fact that the quintet had made a counter-alliance to usurp them during their sleep.

The Jungle Man and the Rooster

After finding out about Colton and his allies strategizing, Matt quickly asked Troyzan Robertson if they could talk alone. Calling themselves the "roosters" of the tribe and the misfits "chickens", Matt tried persuading Troy to join him and his alliance in voting Colton out.

Outcasted by the Misfits

Although initially targeting Colton Cumbie for his perceived weakness and closeness with the Salani members, Bill and Jay reneged on the plan after learning that Colton had an idol in possession, and used it to form a majority alliance. After losing the Day 8 Immunity Challenge, Bill and Jay voted against Matt with Colton's alliance, while Michael voted for Bill at Tribal Council, blindsiding Matt in a 7-1-1 vote.


After Matt's blindside, the alliance dissolved as both Jay and Michael blindsided Bill with the misfits by voting him out. However, the two would go on to still be aligned up until the merge where they were blindsided themselves.


  • Every member of the alliance was blindsided at some point in the competition.



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
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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