Top 10 Dumbest Survivor Moves

The Top Ten
1 Erik gives up Immunity - Survivor Micronesia

Why would he do that?! You could have made it to the final four! If he would have won the final four challenge, he would have won! But no, he so gullible and gives up his Immunity

Definitely the dumbest move I've ever seen; if you're looking at trying to win. Was he hoping to get a date out of it or something? Actually, when you think about the fact that he was the only guy left with 4 girls heavily manipulating the direction of the game, it might have been a smart move; just to keep what little bit he had left of his sanity.

2 Woo chooses to take Tony to the end instead of Kass - Survivor Cagayan

One of the dumbest moves out there, definitely not as Dumb as Varner in The Outback or Tyson in Season 20, but dumber than the rest out the moves out there.

I mean it was Chaos Kass! How stupid do you have to be to bring Tony, The guy who everyone didn't hate!?!

Woo could have won 1 million dollars. Instead he made one of the greatest winners road to victory even easier

3 James gets voted out with 2 idols - Survivor China

Oop, play an Idol just to be safe! If you don't feel like you need it, play it anyways because plans change in this game.

He thought a majority would be united.

If you get voted out with 2 hidden immunities even if you are confident kep one play one

4 J.T. writes a letter to Russell and gives him his Immunity Idol - Survivor Heroes vs Villains

I like sending letters to my friends. But they're not villains or in competition with me over $1M.

5 Tyson switches his vote and accidentally votes himself out - Survivor Heroes vs Villains

First of all, that would get yourself voted out and that gets you alliance voted out. He got luck that Rob Mariano is still friends with him

Among the 5 very obvious overrated dumb moves, this was the dumbest move of them all. You really need to truly understand the circumstances going into this. While JT's and Erik's moves were bad and made very little sense, NOTHING about Tyson's move made sense at all.

That was a VERY bad move, & not only did he cost himself in the show, but, he also cost Boston Rob his game too.

6 Colby takes Tina to the end instead of Keith - Survivor Australian Outback

It wasn't a dumb move in my opinion because he didn't seem to care.

He was actually happy that Tina won.

7 Jason thinks a stick with a face is an idol - Survivor Micronesia

And then he goes out with a REAL idol.

8 Ian jumps off the pole and gives Tom a million dollars - Survivor: Palau

I honestly agree with Ian's decision. If I'd sour a friendship, I'd rather jump off to rekindle it than win $1M.

I don't see this as dumb. Coby spilling Korror's secrets was definitely dumber than this.

9 Garrett has an open forum to decide who to vote out - Survivor Cagayan
10 Brandon gives up Immunity - Survivor South Pacific

This was a bad move but not as bad as Erik. At least he gave it to someone that voted with him. What makes these moves had is that they both got played by legends. The difference was that Brandon actually got played by Coach who told him the truth up until that point as they were in an alliance. Erik was told it you give up your immunity necklace I will trust you by Cirie who he was not aligned with. If he was a smart fan he would have known that himself Cirie and Natile would have made up the majority so there would be no need to give up the immunity necklace

The Contenders
11 Varner "outs" Zeke as trans - Survivor Game Changers

When it comes to overrated dumb moves, aside from the obvious 5, this would be number one because everybody all over social media and other things like that could not stop talking about it for a long period of time. I am glad that he has repaired the situation and he definitely regrets it. He was trying to save himself in some way, when in reality (he did not know this), he was actually going to stay in the game had he not made that move. 5 of the other players were planning to vote out Ozzy, Zeke among them.

12 Lex saves Amber for Rob in exchange for protection, gets voted out - Survivor All Stars

Don't listen to Rob if he is trying to get you to vote his way! He is really tricky. Lex should've voted off Amber. As much as I love the Marianos, That was a terrible move

There's two of these on the list.

13 Manono Tribe gives up immunity - Survivor One World

This was the stupidest game move because everyone on that tribe knew that one of them would be going home, and they ALL gave up safety.

Colton had an awful strategy. Couldn't he have NOT fiund the immunity idol, so we could avoid his headache?

14 Taylor steals food, blames Adam, gets voted off - Millennials vs. Gen X
15 Drew throws a challenge and gets himself voted out - Survivor San Juan del Sur

Again, you want numbers. If you need to throw the challenge to lose, you can just pick 'em off after the merge.

Drew: I will throw this immunity challenge. I'm too good of a player.


Jeff: Drew, the tribe has spoken. (snuffs his torch)

Definitely a way to go up on the Survivor Wall of Shame.

16 Sean's Alphabet Strategy - Survivor Borneo
17 Chris goes home with idol in pocket. - Survivor Ghost Island

Your biggest rival Domenick just played a Legacy Advantage, and you still don't play your idol for an insurance policy? Unbelievable...

Did you REALLY think THAT many people would go along with a split vote? (Actually, they would. Next episode, everyone but Michael splits the vote between Michael and Libby.)

18 NaOnka and Kelly quit - Survivor Nicaragua

NaOnka wouldn't have lasted much longer, because of how much of a jerk she was. But Purple Kelly had no good reason to quit. Nicaragua is "the season of the quitters", as Holly almost quit, too.

You can tell Jeff wasn't happy. Not one bit.

19 Zapatera throws a challenge to vote Russell off - Redemption Island

You needed to keep Russell until the merge. Until merge time, keep him. Rob would've voted Russell so that means you had the numbers.

That is just pure stupidity. Especially since it was so early in the game. If it was right before the merge, I could understand, but it was just the beginning and they were only 2 people up.

Doesn't seem dumb at first, but they lose like crazy after that.

20 David Day 1 picks Garrett as the weakest person on the tribe - Survivor Cagayan
21 Cochran flips on Savaii - Survivor: South Pacific

Flippers automatically get pegged as unreliable and untrustworthy. Why would you ever, EVER do it? Another reason to believe Cochran isn't NEARLY as good of a player as Probst or Cochran himself would have you believe.

In South Pacific yes, in Caramoan no.

22 Production casts Sierra Dawn Thomas on over Natalie Anderson - Survivor Game Changers

I still think Sierra is a game changer, not as much as Natalie, but definitely a game changer.

23 Ken votes off David - Survivor Millennials vs. Gen X

I WAS SO MAD! If I was a jury member, that move would prevent me from voting him!

24 Laura B. tells Vytas that he is going to be voted out and gets voted out instead - Survivor Blood vs Water

Bad luck really. That was a bad decision girly.

25 Lex saves Amber and votes off Jerri - Survivor All Stars
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