Old vs. Young is a tribe division twist which divides the tribes based on their age.

In most cases, both the younger and older tribes have suffered with camp life and delegation that has resulted in numerous factions and counter-alliances being created, typically led by a more devious contestant.

Men have achieved more success with this twist than women, as six out of ten people to make the merge in Survivor: Panama were male, nine of the thirteen people to make the merge in Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X were male, and Survivor: Nicaragua featured an all-male Final Three.

History

Panama

The contestants were split into four tribes to begin the game: La Mina (older men), Casaya (older women), Viveros (younger men), and Bayoneta (younger women). This initial separation lasted only one episode, as the four tribes became two (La Mina and Casaya) on Day 4 after a Schoolyard Pick. This season featured one representative from each of the original tribes in the final four: Cirie Fields for Casaya, Terry Deitz for La Mina, Danielle DiLorenzo for Bayoneta, and Aras Baskauskas, the eventual winner, for Viveros.

Nicaragua

The twist returned in Survivor: Nicaragua; however, the tribes were only split based on age rather than age and gender as previously seen in Panama. La Flor was the "younger" tribe, consisting of contestants 30 years or younger. Espada was the "older" tribe, consisting of contestants 40 or over. On Day 12, both tribes took part in a switch, thus dissolving the "old vs. young" twist. This season featured a Final Tribal Council made up of three members of the original "young" tribe, La Flor: Sash Lenahan, Chase Rice, and Fabio Birza. Birza went on to defeat Rice and Lenahan 5-4-0, respectively.

Millennials vs. Gen X

The twist is the titular twist of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, where the tribes are again split entirely based on age. Vanua was the tribe consisting of the Millennials, while Takali consisted of Gen-Xers. They would undergo a tribe switch on Day 13, thus getting rid of the age division.

The final six featured 3 members of each original tribe. Ultimately, the Final Tribal Council was made up of 2 Millennials - Adam Klein and Hannah Shapiro - and 1 Gen-Xer - Ken McNickle. Klein defeated his fellow finalists unanimously in a 10-0-0 vote.

Trivia

References

Survivor Gameplay
Challenges

Challenge Advantage · Do-It-Yourself Challenge · Duel · Family Visit · Immunity Challenge (Final Immunity Challenge) · Immunity Idol · Immunity Necklace · Medallion of Power · Reward Challenge · Survivor Auction

Elimination

Edge of Extinction · Ejection · Evacuation · Final Tribal Council · Jury · Quit · Redemption Island · Snuffer · Sole Survivor · Tiebreaker · Torch · Tribal Council · Urn

Strategy

Alliance · Pagonging · Split Vote (Strategy)

Social Dynamics

Final Two · Final Three · Merge · Tribe

Twists
Casting

Battle of the Sexes · Blood vs. Water · Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty · Old vs. Young · Returning Players · Schoolyard Pick · Tribes Divided by Ethnicity


Tribal Council-Related

Double Elimination · Double Tribal Council · Extra Vote · Hidden Immunity Idol (History) · Idol Nullifier · Joint Tribal Council · Juror Removal · Vote Blocker · Vote Steal


Miscellaneous

Advantage Menu · Buried Treasure · Day Zero · Exile Island · Fake Merge · Fire Token · First Impressions · Ghost Island · Haves vs. Have Nots · Island of the Idols · Kidnapping · Legacy Advantage · Looting · Mutiny · One World · Reward Steal · The Outcasts · Tribe Leader · Tribe Switch

Post-Game

Fan Favorite Award · Lawsuits and Legal Action · Ponderosa · Reunion Show

Miscellaneous

Buff · Confessional · Luxury Item · Rites of Passage · Survivor Rulebook · Ulonging

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