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Nuku is a tribe from Survivor: Game Changers.

Nuku's early dominance in challenges allowed their original members to secure a stronghold on the game. During the pre-merge phase, the original Nuku members always outnumbered the original Mana members, letting them further dwindle their rival's numbers. Their tribe color is blue.

Members[]

 Aubry Bracco
    
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 J.T. Thomas
    
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 Jeff Varner
    
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 Malcolm Freberg
    
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S34 michaela t
S34 sandra t

 Andrea Boehlke
         
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 Debbie Wanner
         *
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 Jeff Varner
         
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 Ozzy Lusth
         
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 Sandra Diaz-Twine
         
S34 sandra t
 Sarah Lacina
         
S34 sarah t
 Tai Trang
         
S34 tai t
 Zeke Smith
         
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Tribe History[]

Episode Challenge Challenge Type Sit-Out Result Eliminated
(vote)
Finish
1 The Marooning Reward None Won Tribe Immune
Blue Lagoon Bustle Reward/Immunity None Won
Serpent Turf Reward/Immunity Cirie Won Tribe Immune
Tribes Expanded, Day 7
2 Austin's Elemental Obstacle Course Reward/Immunity None 1st Tribe Immune
3 Ram-Ball On Reward Aubry, Jeff,
Michaela, Sandra
1st Malcolm
(5-0)1,2
4th Voted Out
Day 11
Ow-Pairs Immunity Sandra Lost
4 Unchained Medley Reward None 2nd J.T.
(3-2)
5th Voted Out
Day 13
Box CarBlues Immunity None Lost
Tribes Switched, Day 14
5 Cargo Salvage Immunity None Lost Sandra
(5-2)3
6th Voted Out
Day 16
6 Dulcimer Stomp Reward None Won Jeff
(6-0)4
7th Voted Out
Day 18
Plunge, Pop, Pull Immunity None Lost
Tribes Merged, Day 19
Notes:
^1 Because Mana and Nuku lost the Immunity Challenge, both tribes attended a joint Tribal Council where they would vote together to vote one person out.
^2 A Hidden Immunity Idol was played, negating all votes against its user.
^3 Due to the odd number of players at the time of the tribe switch, Debbie, the odd person out, was exiled and rejoined the game as a member of Nuku, replacing Sandra and evening the tribes at 7-7.
^4 Jeff was voted out verbally by the Nuku tribe. He did not cast an elimination vote.

Original Tribes Expanded Tribes Switched Tribes
Episode 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Voted Out Tribe
Immune
Tribe
Immune
Tribe
Immune
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Malcolm
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J.T.
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Sandra
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Jeff
Tribes
Merged
Vote 5-02 3-2 5-2 6-04
Sarah On Tavua Sandra Jeff
Brad On Mana Malcolm1 On Mana On Mana
Tai On Mana Malcolm1 On Mana Sandra Jeff
Aubry On Mana Sierra Michaela On Mana
Cirie On Tavua On Mana
Michaela On Mana Sierra J.T. On Mana
Andrea On Tavua Sandra Jeff
Sierra On Mana Malcolm1 On Mana On Mana
Zeke On Tavua Sandra Jeff
Debbie On Mana Malcolm1 On Mana Exiled3 Jeff
Ozzy On Tavua Sandra Jeff
Hali On Mana On Mana Malcolm1 On Mana On Mana
Jeff On Mana Sierra J.T. Tai None
Sandra On Mana Sierra J.T. Tai
J.T. Sierra Michaela
Malcolm On Mana Sierra
Notes:
^1 Because Mana and Nuku lost the Day 11 Immunity Challenge, both tribes attended a joint Tribal Council where they would vote together to vote one person out.
^2 A Hidden Immunity Idol was played, negating all votes against its user.
^3 Due to the odd number of players at the time of the tribe switch, Debbie, the odd person out, was exiled and rejoined the game as a member of Nuku, replacing Sandra and evening the tribes at 7-7.
^4 Jeff was voted out verbally by the Nuku tribe. He did not cast an elimination vote.

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Trivia[]

  • With Ozzy coming out as bisexual in 2022, Nuku is the first starting tribe to contain three LGBT castaways (Ozzy, Tai Trang, and Zeke Smith). It would be followed by Lairo, Vati, Coco and Soka.
    • The third iteration of Nuku contains four LGBT castaways (including Jeff), the most of any tribe until Kula Kula.
    • The third iteration of Nuku is also the first tribe in Survivior history where all of the male players are LGBT, it would be followed by the second iteration of Tika.
  • Nuku is the second blue-colored starting tribe for Cirie, J.T., Sierra, and Debbie, following Heroes (Heroes vs. Villains), Escameca (Worlds Apart), and Chan Loh (Kaôh Rōng), respectively.
  • After J.T.'s elimination, Nuku became the third tribe to contain none of its original members at some point during its existence. It was preceded by Maraamu in Marquesas and Mogo Mogo in All-Stars, and would be followed by Soko in Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers and Manu in Edge of Extinction.
    • Nuku is one of five tribes to have no members who remained on the tribe during its entire existence, along with Maraamu, Mogo Mogo, Ta Keo in Cambodia, Soko, and Manu.
  • Nuku, along with Soliantu, Yin Yang, Kasama, and Solarrion are the only tribes whose highest and lowest placing members have won the game, excluding tribes in Winners at War.
    • Nuku is the only starting tribe out of all of them with this distinction.
  • After Jeff's elimination, Nuku became the first post-switch tribe to contain only original members at some point during its existence. However, as mentioned above, all of them had switched tribes at the first switch, then returned to Nuku at the second switch.
  • J.T. is the only original Nuku member to be voted out pre-merge.
  • Nuku is the first tribe to not gain any new members after a tribe switch. After the second switch, all members of post-dissolve Nuku were already on the tribe at some point in the game.
  • Nuku's camp was previously used as Ikabula's campsite in Millennials vs. Gen X.

References[]

Survivor (U.S.) Tribes
Borneo The Australian Outback Africa Marquesas
Pagong Tagi Kucha Ogakor Boran Samburu Maraamu Rotu
Rattana Barramundi Moto Maji Soliantu
Thailand The Amazon Pearl Islands All-Stars
Chuay Gahn Sook Jai Jaburu Tambaqui Drake Morgan The Outcasts Chapera Mogo Mogo Saboga
Chuay Jai Jacaré Balboa Chaboga Mogo
Vanuatu Palau Guatemala Panama
Lopevi Yasur Koror Ulong Nakúm Yaxhá Bayoneta Casaya La Mina Viveros
Alinta Xhakúm Gitanos
Cook Islands Fiji China Micronesia
Aitutaki Manihiki Puka Puka Rarotonga Moto Ravu Fei Long Zhan Hu Airai Malakal
Aitutonga Bula Bula Hae Da Fung Dabu
Gabon Tocantins Samoa Heroes vs. Villains
Fang Kota Jalapao Timbira Foa Foa Galu Heroes Villains
Nobag Forza Aiga Yin Yang
Nicaragua Redemption Island South Pacific One World
Espada La Flor Ometepe Zapatera Savaii Upolu Manono Salani
Libertad Murlonio Te Tuna Tikiano
Philippines Caramoan Blood vs. Water Cagayan
Kalabaw Matsing Tandang Bikal Gota Galang Tadhana Aparri Luzon Solana
Dangrayne Enil Edam Kasama Solarrion
San Juan del Sur Worlds Apart Cambodia Kaôh Rōng
Coyopa Hunahpu Escameca Masaya Nagarote Bayon Ta Keo Angkor Chan Loh Gondol To Tang
Huyopa Merica Orkun Dara
Millennials vs. Gen X Game Changers Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers Ghost Island
Takali Vanua Ikabula Mana Nuku Tavua Levu Soko Yawa Malolo Naviti Yanuya
Vinaka Maku Maku Solewa Lavita
David vs. Goliath Edge of Extinction Island of the Idols Winners at War
Jabeni Vuku Tiva Kama Manu Lesu Lairo Vokai Dakal Sele Yara
Kalokalo Vata Lumuwaku Koru
Survivor 41 Survivor 42 Survivor 43 Survivor 44
Luvu Ua Yase Ika Taku Vati Baka Coco Vesi Ratu Soka Tika
Viakana Kula Kula Gaia Va Va
Survivor 45 Survivor 46
Belo Lulu Reba Nami Siga Yanu
Dakuwaqa Nuinui
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