Best Survivor Players
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One of the players that deserved to win a million. He used the idol in a right time. He honored his words with other contestants. He is forgiving, after Dreamz not giving his word to Yau, Yau still forgave him. Yet, still he is underrated, Yau should have a spot in returning to survivor again, in Fiji he is the only one that brightens the heart of those watch that season. So sad that he did not last longer in Micronesia, He is so likable that Cirie wanted him out immediately even though the rest of his tribemates did not want him go. And, after he got voted out he is still a good sport in the end. Hopefully we will see Yau in future survivor seasons, it's nice to watch good heart people in the show again.
While probably not THE BEST player ever, he had the potential to be, and at 61 still could win a season if they brought him back, which is not unlikely.
Got robbed by dreams who wouldn't his necklace away. Super smart
He'd still win if he returned, he's just that good. - naFrovivuSV 5 Comments
Though I don't think Ciera is the best Survivor player ever, it is important to remember that from day 1 her and the other girls were targeted. Not only did she manage to survive, but she ended up becoming a dominant player in Survivor Blood Vs. Water. She took great lengths to prove her loyalty but was also unafraid to make strategic moves such as drawing stones and voting her mother out. I'd say easily one of the most underrated players in the game.
An absolutely terrible Survivor player. She lucked and ducked through the entire pre-merge game, and then became Tyson's puppet. Then she made the idiotic decision to vote off her mother instead of teaming up with her mom and the new players to overthrow Tyson/Gervase/Monica. Then at final seven she had another chance to overthrow Tyson, but for some reason she betrayed Hayden, Caleb and Katie - and also betrayed any chance she had at winning. Sure, drawing rocks took guts but she wouldn't have NEEDED to draw rocks if she had just been willing to work with Caleb at the final seven. And her pitch to Monica was really weak; Monica was never going to flip because of high-school gossip.
Ciera is the most underrated player in survivor. She is one of the best in my opinion.
She is very underestimated. Hopefully they bring her back for a fourth time.V 6 Comments
Amber is without a doubt the worst winner of all time. While I do agree like Tom said, every winner has done something right and deserves to win. Yes I do agree with that but with Amber she mostly relied on a lottery style game and others to save her. If I was the only juror on the infamous All Star jury, Rob would get my vote because he was head an shoulders above everyone else that season.
Amber is one of my favourite Survivor gals. She was athletic and smart in the challenges and played a good social game in All Stars. Won the game and the guy. You go girl!
Better than Parvati as a winner. Amber was a very cool camper who was well balanced as a player.
Amber rulesV 5 Comments
SERIOUSLY?!?!?! This guy blindsided all of his allies/threats with a smile on his face. Even more importantly, he sent out the ones who respected his gameplay, such as Malcolm, Andrea, and Brenda. He had such good control of the jury, he played every person except his closest ally in the game, and he won a bunch of immunity challenges. He was the definition of outplay, outwit, and outlast.
Like good wine, John got better with time! Hated the first flip flop on his first season... Hard to watch. Became lethal his second season, great confessionals... Like his win
Should be in the top 10. First season he was learning. Second and winning season, great example of learning from mistakes. Boston Rob and John probably the 2 best played seasons
He is a winner tooV 7 Comments
A highly underrated winner. Earl is one of the few players that worked side by side with another and knew when the right time was to cut them off. He also never had to win immunity, got every jury vote, and only got one vote against him the entire time. If there were to be an all winners season, I would bet on Earl to win in a heartbeat.
He's a very underrated winner. He played a very dominant game in Fiji despirte being on one of the worst tribes.
Yau Man my choice. Can live with Earle winning. Really difficult season but not my favorite.V 1 Comment
The infamous Jonny Fairplay managed to get to the final three despite being the most untrustworthy, unlikeable contestant in the history of the show.
I wish he won. He played the game the way you're supposed to play it - crazyeyes56
He was one of the sneakiest, sliest, and one of the most manipulative player to ever play the game not to forget the dead grandma lie was halirious
Slithered his way to f3 with two bad challenge performers that he COULD have beaten at the fic. Then he would have taken Lil and won by a landslide.V 3 Comments
When he predicted the Final Two I was just blown away. I liked him from the beginning and even when he was playing negatively you always knew he'd rather play honestly than deceptive. If anyone had the worst time in his season it was definitely this guy, one of the few players I want to come back and actually be put on a good tribe.
I honestly think Spencer was the greatest non winner ever. He deserved a few votes in Cambodia and in Cagayan, after a lucky tribe switch, ran the game until Tasha's boot. I hope he plays again even though he would be marked as a threat and be voted out first.
Jeff said he was going to be first out. He was proved wrong. His alliance was picked out one by one he still stayed in. He was so smart and cunning. Should have beat Tony. I almost cried when he got out.
Spencer sucks, his social game in Cambodia was terrible and was in the minority not long after the merge in Cagayan. You are dumb if you think he's the best non-winner when he got 0 votes at ftc.V 15 Comments
When you take a first glance at David, you think, "Why is this tiny guy on a big game like Survivor? " But he played the best game I've ever seen. Day 1, he was paranoid. Despite this, he managed to avoid the vote. Day 5, finds an idol without a clue. Day 12, successfully idols out another player, and finds the same idol the next morning. Managed to make friends and avoid the vote going into the merge. Broke apart his own alliance by blindsiding the leader and putting a target on Zeke. Then his strategic ways began to go against him as he became the primary target. Yet he still stood strong with his alliance and stayed alive. Night 35, creates a FAKE IDOL which Jay find the next morning. Jay plays it, goes home. Final Four, his alliance flips. If Ken stayed true to his word, David would've won. - naFrovivuS
He was amazing! - TheAwesomeBrosVotes
He is amazing
Was one of the biggest underdog starting out. But after the merge he was one of the biggest targets. would of won the game if ken didn't switch his vote. One of the best this season. - nevid32
The brains of the greatest bromance in Survivor history. Hero's vs. Villains proved what kind of strategic game JT had without Stephen.
Stephen fishbach is one of my favorite players, and I was sad that he lost to JT and got blindsided by Spencer. If I would choose someone to win, hands down it would be Stephen fishbach.
Brilliant strategist. Both he and JT ran the post merge stage in season 18. He obviously wasn't going to beat JT, however, he probably wouldn't have lost unanimously if he didn't fail at the ftc.V 1 Comment
Why is this guy way down here. How many people have been able to win that many straight immunity and reward challenges in a row, bring the immunity idol that far, and make it to the final 3 without an alliance.
One of the most honorable players. Being one of the record holders for most consecutive immunity wins he played hard for the million. Also a terrific father as he left his second chance to be with his son.
Terry didn't sink down to shady levels to play the game well! Loved him!
I swear this guy is the most forgotten amazing player.
1. Is one of the 5 guys in the 5 immunity wins in a row club.
2. Almost had the other tribe destroy itself with his wins.
3. Never sunk to lowdown plays to further himself.
4. Found a hidden immunity idol.
5. Honorably left his second time for his son.
He is my personal favorite and needs to come back.
Colby is extremely strategic and athletic. He has amazing attributes both socially and physically. He plays a game with ethic and moral as he allowed Tina to be in the final three in season 2 and he should have won, but kept true to his alliance. A trustworthy, smart, strong man that has every right to win
He stuck with his alliance and was kind. In the end he could have one, if he had not chose Tina. But of course he stuck with his alliance. So kind, strong, and smart. Awesome player.
His Heroes vs Villains performance was the most pathetic that I ever saw.
Colby was an emotional brat. He did not
Deserve to win. The kind of person you
Don't ever want to know, he's vicious.
Good vs. Evil was the main priority for this pin-up model, who knew she could not win because she was hated by the jury, so she did the best she could to make sure a good person, particularly Bob Crowely, did win. She manipulated the game any way she could to make sure that happened, and it worked. Sugar was right about the jury hating her, but she was successful in getting Bob a million dollars.
Robbed of the million dollar vote by a bitter jury led by corinne, randy, and a bunch of other sore losers.
Sugar... Randy... Need I say more!
Maybe her social game and ftc performance aren't spectacular, but as a character she is really adorable and enjoyable to watch. Also nice to look at.V 3 Comments
Brian invented the strategy Boston Rob used in All-Stars and won with in Redemption Island. Only, Brian was much more dominant than Rob. The other contestants weren't even aware of how manipulative he was - they thought he voted them out because they were scheming against him when really he had always planned on the stabbing them in the back. He won the most individual challenges - despite throwing several of them. Including the car challenge. He also won several of the team challenges by himself. He only won 4-3, because he only needed four votes to win. Obtaining the other votes would just be a waste of his time and energy.
Brian Heidik is the most villainous Survivor player to ever play the game. I view Jonny FairPlay more of a comedic punk of a villain and Russell Hantz is not a villain but a bully. Brian is a true villain because he played the game of Survivor with absolutely no emotion, voting out people was nothing personal to him it was just business. Brian is more dangerous than Russell and FairPlay because these two are very aggressive and open about who they want voted out giving the target time to scramble. Brian waited for the right time to strike and gave his targets a slow and painful death without being in real pain. He is so overdue for a second time but it is still not too late
The first player to use the strategy of aligning with multiple individuals and promising them they were going to the end. Played a very covert game while playing up to the camera. Was very modest at tribal council, playing to the jury's ego by telling them each that he voted for them because he thought they were plotting against him. Ultimately brought the biggest loud mouth, Clay, to the end. A very underrated player! - the_scream
How is he number 34? Brian and Kim played the two best winning games of all time, it's not even close.V 8 Comments
Doesn't deserve to be in the top ten but is very underrated. She orchestrated Mitchell's blindside by flipping Colby getting her Keith and Colby in power which led to them becoming the final 3. She and Colby also decided when to take out amber and jerri so they'll still have the majority.
This sweet southern nurse knew how to scheme with a smile. Her biggest accomplishment? Getting Colby to take her to the final two over the unlikeable, completely beatable Keith.
Brilliantly got Colby to take her to the final TC. Is sweet lethal southern lady. Others underestimated her sly fox skills.
Not even close to 2 time winner! Please. She was in the final five but no way was she ever going to final TC!
A huge physical threat as well as a great social threat. He also was able to be a leader in disguise with lex who got more votes because he seemed to be the person who was making the decisions. Also it didn't hurt that he was good looking and these qualities made him win survivor Africa
Really? 51st? He doesn't below here, in my opinion Ethan should be at the top ten. He played with integrity and strength.
One of the most undeserving winners. He only got to the end because Lex carried him.
He is so under rated. He STARTED fake idols, which many player have tried to copy, but none of them look as good as bobs. Plus, go Maine! I was so shocked when almost half the votes went to the runner up.
This guy is one of the greats. I would put him at number three. That's how good his game was. I think Parvati is highly overrated. Bob, on the other hand, played a magnificent game while still being sophisticated. Plus, he wore his buff like a bow tie!
Oldest survivor in history, also played an amazing strategic game, making easily the most convincing fake immunity idols of all time.
He did not start fake idols, china and fans vs favorites had fake idolsV 5 Comments
If Russell is so good the Natalie should be number 1. She played Russell big time. She realized that to win you gotta make it to the finals but you need to do it in a way that does not offend the jury. I am tired of hearing how Russell should have won Nat a lie kicked his dumb butt. Natalie played a complete game and definitely needs to be higher on the list. Only winners can be at the top! I thought the object is to win.
What's with all these Natalie > Russell comments? Did Natalie outwit Russell? Did Natalie outplay Russell? Not even close. Russell controlled the game and fooled everyone, Natalie was lucky that the jury was bitter. However she had a good way in getting people to like her which I respect. Natalie is a good player. But Russell is better.
Natalie really did play under the radar in the sense that she played as one of the less threatening players, only when the game came to it's final stages did her manipulation of Russell start to show when she went al the way to the end with him, she knew she would be more likable than he would be and that's why she won.
She is the best ever alongside Russ and RobV 6 Comments
Jerri was the only player to go through heroes vs villains without making any ennemis... She was half a second from winning that final immunity challenge and if she would have won, she would of won the million. She went from being a so so player to one of the best the game has seen in heroes vs villains
Jerri made a huge turn around in gameplay in heroes vs. Villains... She was an inch away from a million dollars
She was suppose to be this huge villian but wasn't... Seriously lacking self awareness... Arrogant about her alliance which was non existent! So exhausted from her whining & food talk.
Became better in heros vs villians but mostly was seeking companionship with coach.
She should not play the game, nor provide commentary regarding the game! Sounds not nice but really her skill set needs to be redirected to something other than playing survivor or discussing survivor!
Her first season was insanely boring after she leftV 3 Comments
I love Erik but wish he did more in Caramoan.
Had he not given up immunity, he would've won the game as the last standing male. - TheAwesomeBrosVotes
This woman reminded me of an older version of Stephanie Lagrossa who was a strong female player noted for being the first player to be on a one man team (only for a short while). Point being she dominated socially and gave every ounce of energy physically. She was never confrontational! She handled conflict like a pro. Not to mention she is from Iowa! #Iowanation I love watching older people dominate in Survivor because it is a hard game to win. I'm all about effort and what you do as a player to win not ride the coattail of someone else. Denise was one heck of a player to watch and was so glad she scored with the jury across the board. She deserved it!
Denise was a very strong competitor that I almost cried when she got eliminated, Amanda chose Todd over Denise. Todd won and became the most worst alcoholic in the world, look him up. Amanda made a bad choice. Denise. I wish you good luck in your life and career
Well of course you must be a good player to go though the whole season going to tribal concil every three days she went through every tribal concil there was that season and I mean I know that some people sorry I mean everyone else on this list could never do that good
Been at every TC. Survived and won the game. Should be at top 10 at least.
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List StatsUpdated 26 Jun 2017
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