The Outsiders Alliance is an alliance in Survivor: Marquesas formed to counter the dominant Rotu Four, and the first alliance in Survivor history where unaligned castaways banded together to go against a dominant, single alliance.


Vecepia Towery
Days 22-39
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Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien
Days 22-38
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Neleh Dennis
Remained Loyal
Days 24-39
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Paschal English
Remained Loyal
Days 24-37
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Sean Rector
Days 22-36
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Revelations at the Summit

On Day 19, Kathy Vavrick-O'Brien and Rob Mariano volunteered to be representatives for the merge, and both met at a place called Tohua. At Tohua, Rob shocks Kathy by telling her that her old tribemates from Rotu plan on aligning with him, Sean Rector and Vecepia to target the remaining Maraamu members upon the merge. Feeling betrayed by her old friends, particularly Zoe Zanidakis, Kathy makes a pact with Rob promising not to vote out each other before turning in for the night.

Initial Formation

On Day 21,  Rob questions Zoe as to whether she planned on voting for Kathy. Zoe's denial upsets Kathy, who walks off uncertain as to who is being loyal. However, Rob's plan failed as he was voted out at the merged Tribal Council. The following morning Kathy tells Paschal English that they need to target the stronger players. After the Reward Challenge, Sean convinces Kathy to vote with him, and Kathy tries tries to convince Neleh Dennis to flip, though she refuses, and Pashcal as well refuses.

Overthrowing the Rotu Four

At the Immunity Challenge on Day 24, the Rotu Four acted smug and arrogant. After the challenge, Vecepia senses their cockiness, and Pashcal showed concerned for their behavior. At Tribal Council, Paschal and Neleh sided with Kathy, Sean, and Vecepia, and blindsided Rotu Four leader John Carroll. The five then eliminated the remaining members from the Rotu Four

Kathy's Decision

After all their rivals were voted out, the five were forced to turn on each other on Day 36. Paschal and Neleh targeted Sean, while Sean and Vecepia targeted Neleh, leaving Kathy as the swing vote. Kathy sided with Paschal and Neleh, voting out Sean.

Drawing Rocks at the Final Four

On Day 37, Vecepia won immunity. Shortly before the vote, Kathy negotiated with Vecepia by asking her to keep her immunity but not vote against her in order to force a tie. Vecepia accepted Kathy's offer, leading to a 2-2 tie between Kathy and Neleh.

Jeff Probst then revealed the tiebreaker rule for this season, which would become standard in later seasons of Survivor. If a tribe is deadlocked, they are given two minutes to discuss whom among the tied contestants should be next to go and come to a unanimous decision. Failure to finalize such decision would lead to a random drawing of rocks between Kathy, Neleh, and Paschal (but not Vecepia who was immune).

With Paschal unwilling to turn on Neleh, the vote remained tied, so the tribe drew rocks. Kathy and Neleh drew yellow rocks, while Paschal drew the unlucky purple rock and became the sixth member of the jury.

An Unlikely Final Two

At the Final Immunity Challenge, Vecepia tries to make a deal with Neleh by asking if she will take her to the final two if she steps off. Neleh agrees and Vecepia steps off her logs, giving Neleh individual immunity. At Tribal Council, Neleh voted out Kathy making herself and Vecepia the Final Two. During the Final Tribal Council, Neleh was chastised for betraying the Rotu Four and riding coattails, while Vecepia was grilled for flip flopping alliances and betraying Kathy. Vecepia was ultimately awarded the title of Sole Survivor in a close 4-3 vote.


  • All five members of this alliance were members of both Maraamu and Rotu at some point of the game. The only person who switched tribes to not be a member of this alliance was Rob Mariano, who was voted out before the alliance was formed.



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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