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Survivor: Son Doong

SonDoongLogo
Author AJ
Episodes 12
Days 39
Filming Location Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
Season RunSeptember, 2019
Series Chronology
Previous Survivor: Dueling Desert
Next Survivor: Kinglake - Fans vs Favourites

Survivor: Son Doong is the third season of AJ's Fanon Series. It will feature 16 castaways divided into tribes based off their respective personality temperaments.

Twists

  • Hidden Immunity Idols - Each tribe will have a hidden immunity idol hidden at their camp. Like in Temotu, the idols will be hidden based off the respective tribe, with a different method of finding each idol relating to that tribe's element.
  • Returning Players - Two people from each of the first two seasons will return to play alongside the twelve newbies, with one going onto each tribe. These were contestants deemed to fit their respective elements, as well as people who played strong games in their first attempt, garnering them a second chance.
  • Elements - The castaways will be divided into four tribes, divided by their personality types in accordance to the four elemental temperaments, the tribes named after the Mahābhūta elements in Buddhism.
  • Warrior Swap - Each of the four tribes will send forward one 'warrior' to represent their tribe, with the four contestants competing in an individual challenge. The two victors will become captains to choose two entirely new tribes, whilst the two losers will be exiled for the round, thus missing out on important time needed to form connections.

Episode Links

(proper episode guide at bottom, this is merely to not scroll down where spoilers are contained)

Episode
1 They'll Be My Twelve Disciples
2 Low Key, You're High Key Rude
3 I'd Rather Not Care
4 I Have No Regrets, But I Regret That
5 Not On My Patek Philippe Watch
6 Make Rainbows From Rain
7 They're Playing With Tainted Goods
8 If He Could Stop, That'd Be Great
9 Either Super Cute, Or Super Sad
10 I Hate Billie Eilish, But I'm The Bad Guy
11 Trash With A Dollar Sign For An S
12 A Gamble At The Final Hour

Castaways

Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Against
Original Tribe Swapped Tribe Merged Tribe
SonDoongXina Zina Nguyen
54, High Point, North Carolina
School Principal
VayuBox 1st Voted Out
Day 3
3
SonDoongSampson Sampson O'Connor
68, Roy, Utah
Retired Navy Seal
ThaviBox 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
4
SonDoongLara Lara Brixton
30, Princeton, New Jersey
Architect
VayuBox 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
2
SonDoongGretchen Gretchen Singh
22, Greensboro, North Carolina
College Student
ApaBox 4th Voted Out
Day 9
2
SonDoongAmity Amity Fairfield
21, Marion, Iowa
MMA Fighter
TejaBox TejaBox 5th Voted Out
Day 12
4
SonDoongOwen Owen McCain
49, Denver, Colorado
Organic Smoothie Maker
ApaBox TejaBox 6th Voted Out
Day 15
3
SonDoongTrent Trent Oldale
42, Los Angeles, California
College Football Coach
TejaBox ApaBox UkesirchBox 7th Voted Out
Day 18
9
SonDoongCalvin Calvin Langard
27, Los Angeles, California
Dueling Desert
VayuBox TejaBox UkesirchBox 8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 21
6
SonDoongAlex Alex Anderson
29, Tampa, Florida
Temotu
TejaBox ApaBox UkesirchBox 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 24
4
SonDoongGerald Gerald Williams
37, New York City, New York
Dueling Desert
ApaBox ApaBox UkesirchBox 10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 27
5
SonDoongJordan Jordan Parsley
20, Cambridge, Massachusetts
College Student
VayuBox ApaBox UkesirchBox 11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 30
10
SonDoongPhillip Phillip Morgan
61, New York City, New York
Fashion Designer
TejaBox TejaBox UkesirchBox 12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 33
14
SonDoongFraiser Fraiser Douglas
18, Richmond, Virginia
Olympic Gymnast
ApaBox ApaBox UkesirchBox TBA 2
SonDoongLacey Lacey Varcoe
27, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Temotu
ThaviBox ApaBox UkesirchBox TBA 0
SonDoongParker Parker Lewis
25, Sherman Oaks, California
Military Private
ThaviBox TejaBox UkesirchBox TBA 3
SonDoongTaylor Taylor Lowe
46, Haleiwa, Hawaii
Surf Instructor
ThaviBox TejaBox UkesirchBox TBA 5

Episode Guide

Episode Challenges Voted Off Margin Vote
Reward Immunity
1 They'll Be My Twelve Disciples
-Alex
Teja Zina 3-1. 1st Voted Out
Day 3
Thavi
Apa
2 Low Key, You're High Key Rude
-Jordan
Apa Teja Samspon 2-2; 2-0. 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
Apa
Vayu
3 I'd Rather Not Care
-Gretchen
Apa Teja Lara 2-1. 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
Thavi Gretchen 2-1-1. 4th Voted Out
Day 9
4 I Have No Regrets, But I Regret That
-Owen
Trent Apa Amity 4-1. 5th Voted Out
Day 12
Owen
5 Not On My Patek Philippe Watch
-Phillip
Apa Apa Owen 3-2. 6th Voted Out
Day 15
6 Make Rainbows From Rain
-Jordan
Trent Calvin Trent 9-1. 7th Voted Out
Day 18
7 They're Playing With Tainted Goods
-Alex
Alex, Gerald,
Parker, Lacey
(Calvin)
Fraiser Calvin 4-3-0. 8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 21
8 If He Could Stop, That'd Be Great
-Calvin
Alex, Gerald
(Fraiser, Taylor)
Gerald Alex 2-0. 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 24
9 Either Super Cute, Or Super Sad
-Lacey
Parker
(Fraiser, Gerald, Lacey)
Fraiser & Parker Gerald 4-3. 10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 27
10 I Hate Billie Eilish, But I'm The Bad Guy
-Jordan
Taylor
(Jordan, Phillip)
Fraiser Jordan 2-2-2; 1-1-1;
Consensus.
11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 30
11 Trash With A Dollar Sign For An S Phillip Parker Phillip 4-1. 12th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 33
12 A Gamble At The Final Hour 13th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 36
None 14th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 38
Jury Vote Runner-Up
Sole-Survivor

Voting History

Click here to view a spreadsheet of the season's voting history.

Pre-Season Viewer Polls

Just based off mangas and basic details, who is your favourite of the newbies?
 
11
 
8
 
1
 
3
 
8
 
1
 
5
 
8
 
3
 
12
 
3
 
4
 

The poll was created at 17:33 on November 4, 2018, and so far 67 people voted.
Which returning player are you most excited to see back?
 
14
 
11
 
11
 
11
 

The poll was created at 07:12 on August 14, 2019, and so far 47 people voted.
Which of the four tribes do you think will be the most successful?
 
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15
 
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9
 

The poll was created at 03:47 on June 7, 2019, and so far 46 people voted.

Extras

Life at Ponderosa

This season, each of the contestants that were eliminated during the jury phase of the game will have a short Life at Ponderosa 'video' released after their respective boot episodes, much like in the canon Survivor, although obviously in written form for this.

The megathread for all Life at Ponderosa segments can be found here, giving the reader the ability to tab through them as they release, though there are also individual pages for each ponderosa episode in order to make the tabber functional.

Castaway Clues

Throughout the pre-season, clues were given out periodically during Dueling Desert airing as to who the different returnee contestants on each tribe were as a way to engage with the fans and build some hype behind who some of the people may be, as well as just being a fun little game for people to enjoy.

  • Clue One - DNC: Alex played multiple idols in her original season, cancelling eleven votes against her, with "Alex, Does Not Count" becoming a common phrase from Jeff. This clue was not solved prior to Alex's reveal.
  • Clue Two - UAP, 26/10/17: On the 26th of October, fanon user Under A Pineapple commented on Calvin's contestant page. This clue was first solved by MATT DB.
  • Clue Three - 14: 11 7 3 1 4: Survivor: Fiji, (S14), with the numbers referencing the placements of 5 contestants, whose first initials spell out LACEY. A later comment was added on to aid people in their search that the clues didn't necessarily have to involve fanon Survivor seasons. This clue was first solved by ProudAndBitter.
  • Clue Four - GS SCyaML: Gretchen Singh (initials GS) answered Ken McNickle in her bio for Survivor Contestant you are Most Like, which was the same answer that Gerald gave in his bio for Dueling Desert. This clue was first solved by MATT DB.

Season Intro

Below is the season's intro, with cinematic shots of Son Doong and action shots taken from a remade version of the cast in The Sims.

Survivor Son Doong (Intro)

Survivor Son Doong (Intro)

Author's Notes

  • This season was originally going to be set in Hokkaido in Japan, however this was changed due to Japan being a frequently used location for seasons, the theming working better for a Vietnam based season, and also me finding pictures of the Son Doong caves and thinking they were awesome.
  • This season features the most LGBT+ contestants of any of my seasons thus far, with 6.
    • This coincidentally is the same as both the previous seasons combined, as Temotu had 4 and Dueling Desert had 2.

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