In Koh-Lanta, the Tied Destinies is a game-changing twist that pairs up the remaining castaways for one unique "game cycle". At some point after the merge (Final 8, Final 10 or Final 12), a rock draw is held to divide the contestants in the appropriate number of duos and their fate in the game are tied, for better and for worse.

If someone plays a Hidden Immunity Idol, their partner is also protected, and challenges are competed by pairs (Reward and Immunity are therefore won as a pair). The person voted out at Tribal Council causes their partner's demise. In this way, two members of the merged tribe are eliminated together from the game.

History

This twist first appeared in Koh-Lanta: Malaisie, when host Denis Brogniart announced that the remaining castaways would be paired up for three days. they would win Reward and Immunity as a pair and at the end of the three days, two castaways would have to leave the island following a unique vote.

The twist was used again in every other Koh-Lanta season except Koh-Lanta: La Nouvelle Édition and Koh-Lanta: L'Île au Trésor. Although this twist does not happen at the exact same time each season, it usually happens around early merge.

Appearances

In Koh-Lanta: Malaisie, Catherine and Camille were the first casualties of the twist after the pair of Thierry correctly played his Hidden Immunity Necklace on his partner Myriam.

In Koh-Lanta: Johor, Nessim and Charlaine were targetted because of their lack of work ethic around camp.

In Koh-Lanta: Thaïlande, Laureen and Steve were voted out because of the latter's grating personality as well as fighting continuously during their time as a pair. Pascal tried to strategize and save his ally, but he eventually chose not to play his Hidden Immunity Necklace on the young woman.

In Koh-Lanta: Cambodge, Corentin and Kelly's lack of relationship with their fellow tribemates and inability to find a Hidden Immunity Necklace caused their demise.

In Koh-Lanta: Fidji, the votes were equally split between Marguerite, targetted by the younger contestants, and Maxime who had lost the trust of his fellow older tribe members. A savvy idol play by Romain managed to save him and his partner. However, immediately after the Tied Destinies twist, Mélanie was evacuated. As per the rules of Koh-Lanta, the castaway that was eliminated at the previous Tribal Council had the opportunity to replace her in the game. Since André and Maxime were voted out as a pair, they competed in an endurance challenge with the winner rejoining the merged tribe. André won the challenge and returned to the game, eventually winning the season.

In Koh-Lanta: Le Combat des Héros, Yassin and Alban were eliminated after their alliance flipped on them. They used Yassin's weakened position to get rid of him before he had the opportunity to go on an Immunity streak.

In Koh-Lanta: La Guerre des Chefs, Cyril and Maud, the last members standing from the Kama tribe, were partners and had an obvious target on their back. Their scrambling as well as Ikalu members Cindy and Brice managed to save them from elimination while the latter was voted out in a 9-2-2 vote, thus bringing down kitesurfing instructor Sophie with him.

In Koh-Lanta: L'Île des Héros, at the Tribal Council, a first vote ended in a tie between Charlotte and Eric, with 6 votes each. A second round is then held, where the penalty votes against Alexandra and Eric no longer count, the black vote against Eric no longer counts, and adventurers only have the choice between Eric and Charlotte. In the end, Charlotte is the one who is voted out, six to four for Eric. The fates of the pairs being linked, she drags Teheiura down with her. Before leaving,Charlotte tells the rest of the tribe that she had an Immunity Necklace,which she chose not to play. All are appalled. Teheiura speaks up and says he too had an Immunity Necklace. This situation is unprecedented, and this is the first time a pair has left the game with two necklaces in their possession.

In Koh-Lanta: Les 4 Terres, at the Tribal Council, Brice gets two votes (those of Loic and Lola), Fabrice gets three votes (those of Laurent, Alix and Dorian) and Laurent gets the six remaining votes. He is consequently eliminated and drags Alix, his partner, in his fall.

In Koh-Lanta: Les Armes Secrètes, at the Tribal Council, Laetitia and Vincent play their necklace but Lucie plays her black bracelet to Maxine and Thomas. With this secret weapon, it is finally Vincent who drags in his fall Laetitia.


Twist Development by season

Season Episode Reward Challenge Winners Immunity Challenge Winners Idol Used Voted Out
Koh-Lanta: Malaisie 10 FRS15 brice t.png
Brice
FRS15 philippe t.png
Philippe
FRS15 brice t.png
Brice
FRS15 philippe t.png
Philippe
FRS15 myriam t.png
Myriam
FRS15 thierry t.png
Thierry
FRS15 camille t.png
Camille
FRS15 catherine t.png
Catherine
Koh-Lanta: Johor 9 FRS17 chantal t.png
Chantal
FRS17 sebastien t.png
Sébastien
FRS17 jeff t.png
Jeff
FRS17 jessica t.png
Jessica
FRS17 charlaine t.png
Charlaine
FRS17 nessim t.png
Nessim
Koh-Lanta: Thaïlande 9 FRS18 gabriel t.png
Gabriel
FRS18 wendy t.png
Wendy
FRS18 cecilia t.png
Cécilia
FRS18 nicolas t.png
Nicolas
FRS18 carine t.png
Carine
FRS18 pascal t.png
Pascal
FRS18 laureen t.png
Laureen
FRS18 steve t.png
Steve
Koh-Lanta: Cambodge 11 FRS20 claire t.png
Claire
FRS20 sebastien t.png
Sébastien
FRS20 claire t.png
Claire
FRS20 sebastien t.png
Sébastien
FRS20 corentin t.png
Corentin
FRS20 kelly t.png
Kelly
Koh-Lanta: Fidji 11 FRS21 andre t.png
André
FRS21 maxime t.png
Maxime
FRS21 magalie t.png
Magalie
FRS21 sandrine t.png
Sandrine
FRS21 marguerite t.png
Marguerite
FRS21 romain t.png
Romain
FRS21 andre t.png
André
FRS21 maxime t.png
Maxime
Koh-Lanta: Le Combat des Héros 8 FRS22 cassandre t.png
Cassandre
FRS22 nathalie t.png
Nathalie
FRS22 javier t.png
Javier
FRS22 pascal t.png
Pascal
FRS22 alban t.png
Alban
FRS22 yassin t.png
Yassin
Koh-Lanta: La Guerre des Chefs 9 FRS23 cindy t.png
Cindy
FRS23 nicolas t.png
Nicolas
FRS23 cyril t.png
Cyril
FRS23 maud t.png
Maud
FRS23 brice t.png
Brice
FRS23 sophie t.png
Sophie
Koh-Lanta: L'Île des Héros 10 FRS24 charlotte t.png
Charlotte
FRS24 teheiura t.png
Teheiura
FRS24 claude t.png
Claude
FRS24 naoil t.png
Naoil
FRS24 charlotte t.png
Charlotte
FRS24 teheiura t.png
Teheiura
Koh-Lanta: Les 4 Terres 11 FRS25 fabrice t.png
Fabrice
FRS25 lola t.png
Lola
FRS25 alexandra t.png
Alexandra
FRS25 loic t.png
Loic
FRS25 alix t.png
Alix
FRS25 laurent t.png
Laurent
Koh-Lanta: Les Armes Secrètes 9 FRS26 flavio t.png
Flavio
FRS26 laure t.png
Laure
FRS26 arnaud t.png
Arnaud
FRS26 lucie t.png
Lucie
FRS26 maxine t.png
Maxine
FRS26 thomas t.png
Thomas
FRS26 laetitia t.png
Laetitia
FRS26 vincent t.png
Vincent


Pairs by season

Season Pair #1 Pair #2 Pair #3 Pair #4 Pair #5 Pair #6
Koh-Lanta: Malaisie FRS15 bernard t.png
Bernard
FRS15 ugo t.png
Ugo
FRS15 brice t.png
Brice
FRS15 philippe t.png
Philippe
FRS15 camille t.png
Camille
FRS15 catherine t.png
Catherine
FRS15 charles t.png
Charles
FRS15 vanessa t.png
Vanessa
FRS15 myriam t.png
Myriam
FRS15 thierry t.png
Thierry
Koh-Lanta: Johor FRS17 bruno t.png
Bruno
FRS17 melissa t.png
Mélissa
FRS17 chantal t.png
Chantal
FRS17 sebastien t.png
Sébastien
FRS17 charlaine t.png
Charlaine
FRS17 nessim t.png
Nessim
FRS17 christophe t.png
Christophe
FRS17 marc t.png
Marc
FRS17 jeff t.png
Jeff
FRS17 jessica t.png
Jessica
Koh-Lanta: Thaïlande FRS18 alain t.png
Alain
FRS18 karima t.png
Karima
FRS18 carine t.png
Carine
FRS18 pascal t.png
Pascal
FRS18 cecilia t.png
Cécilia
FRS18 nicolas t.png
Nicolas
FRS18 gabriel t.png
Gabriel
FRS18 wendy t.png
Wendy
FRS18 laureen t.png
Laureen
FRS18 steve t.png
Steve
Koh-Lanta: Cambodge FRS20 claire t.png
Claire
FRS20 sebastien t.png
Sébastien
FRS20 clementine t.png
Clémentine
FRS20 frederic t.png
Frédéric
FRS20 corentin t.png
Corentin
FRS20 kelly t.png
Kelly
FRS20 mathilde t.png
Mathilde
FRS20 vincent t.png
Vincent
Koh-Lanta: Fidji FRS21 andre t.png
André
FRS21 maxime t.png
Maxime
FRS21 magalie t.png
Magalie
FRS21 sandrine t.png
Sandrine
FRS21 marguerite t.png
Marguerite
FRS21 romain t.png
Romain
FRS21 melanie t.png
Mélanie
FRS21 tiffany t.png
Tiffany
Koh-Lanta: Le Combat des Héros FRS22 alban t.png
Alban
FRS22 yassin t.png
Yassin
FRS22 cassandre t.png
Cassandre
FRS22 nathalie t.png
Nathalie
FRS22 clemence t.png
Clémence
FRS22 jeremy t.png
Jérémy
FRS22 javier t.png
Javier
FRS22 pascal t.png
Pascal
Koh-Lanta: La Guerre des Chefs FRS23 angelique t.png
Angélique
FRS23 mohamed t.png
Mohamed
FRS23 aurelien t.png
Aurélien
FRS23 clo t.png
Clo
FRS23 brice t.png
Brice
FRS23 sophie t.png
Sophie
FRS23 cindy t.png
Cindy
FRS23 nicolas t.png
Nicolas
FRS23 cyril t.png
Cyril
FRS23 maud t.png
Maud
FRS23 maxime t.png
Maxime
FRS23 steeve t.png
Steeve
Koh-Lanta: L'Île des Héros FRS24 alexandra t.png
Alexandra
FRS24 eric t.png
Éric
FRS24 charlotte t.png
Charlotte
FRS24 teheiura t.png
Teheiura
FRS24 claude t.png
Claude
FRS24 naoil t.png
Naoil
FRS24 ines t.png
Inès
FRS24 moussa t.png
Moussa
FRS24 jessica t.png
Jessica
FRS24 regis t.png
Régis
Koh-Lanta: Les 4 Terres FRS25 alexandra t.png
Alexandra
FRS25 loic t.png
Loic
FRS25 alix t.png
Alix
FRS25 laurent t.png
Laurent
FRS25 angelique t.png
Angelique
FRS25 dorian t.png
Dorian
FRS25 ava t.png
Ava
FRS25 brice t.png
Brice
FRS25 fabrice t.png
Fabrice
FRS25 lola t.png
Lola
Koh-Lanta: Les Armes Secrètes FRS26 arnaud t.png
Arnaud
FRS26 lucie t.png
Lucie
FRS26 flavio t.png
Flavio
FRS26 laure t.png
Laure
FRS26 jonathan t.png
Jonathan
FRS26 magali t.png
Magali
FRS26 laetitia t.png
Laetitia
FRS26 vincent t.png
Vincent
FRS26 maxine t.png
Maxine
FRS26 thomas t.png
Thomas


Koh-Lanta Twists
Twists similar to the US Franchise:

Tribe Switch · Merge · Hidden Immunity Idol · Final Two


Koh-Lanta Twists:

Ambassadors · Banishment · Black Vote · Elimination Challenge · Finale Challenges · Jokers · Replacement · Tied Destinies

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