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Double Tribal Council
Survivor Gameplay
Description When two tribes are forced to attend Tribal Council and each vote out a member.
Appearance(s) Hawaii (twice)
Cuba
Egypt
Switzerland
Revival (twice)
Korea (twice)
Papua New Guinea (twice)
Polynesia
All-Stars (twice)
Madagascar
Peru
Sardinia
Heroes vs. Villains
Indonesia
Kamchatka
Salvation (twice)
Similan Islands
Greece
Cape Verde
Rome
Azerbaijan

A Double Tribal Council is a game changing twist where two tribes must go to Tribal Council, as opposed to one. This twist first appeared in Survivor: Hawaii, and has since returned numerous times.

About

A Double Tribal Council can occur any time there are two or more tribes remaining in the game. They are usually announced before/at a challenge, and the reward from the challenge is usually individual immunity. Depending on the season, a game-wide twist such as Exile or Abduction may or may not be in play during this cycle.

A Double Tribal Council can also take place with three or more tribes remaining in the game, with the two lowest-scoring tribes at the Immunity Challenge going to Tribal Council with no members individually immune. This format can also be extended into a Triple Tribal Council, but with three contestants being voted out instead of two.

At a Double Tribal Council, the discussion phases of the two tribes usually occur simultaneously, with the results being delayed.  Double Tribal Councils generally occur with larger casts (20+), for they eliminate contestants quicker than a usual immunity challenge/Tribal Council cycle.

Contestants Voted Out at a Double Tribal Council

Season Episode First
Tribe
Second
Tribe
Third
Tribe
Result
Hawaii 3 Dryuuu
Daniel
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DB
Popoki won immunity, sending Honu to Tribal Council where Daniel quit, and Manu to vote off DB.
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Brian
Xrosheart S2
Xros
Honu won immunity, sending Manu to vote off Brian at Tribal Council, and Popoki to vote off Xros.
Cuba 4 Notriam
Liam
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DB
Jastine and Blaine won individual immunity, making them safe from Havana's Tribal Council where Liam was voted off, and Cardenas' Tribal Council where DB was eliminated.
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Lloyd
Mrchicken
Chicken
Johan-Amir was awarded immunity and Joshie won individual immunity, making them safe from Anubis' Tribal Council where Lloyd was voted off, and Isis' Tribal Council where the inactive Chicken was booted.
Switzerland 7 MaxwellS5
Maxwell
Survivor SW Will
Will
Following what appeared to be a tribal immunity challenge, it was revealed that it was in fact individual. Wojtek and Jino won individual immunity, making them immune from Ticino's Tribal Council where Maxwell was eliminated, and Glarus' Tribal Council where Will got the boot.
Revival 2 Me 2
Ometepe
Sunsummer7
Summer
Gerard and Raphael won individual immunity, making them safe from Vuelta's Tribal Council where Ometepe was voted out, and Regreso's Tribal Council where Summer drew the purple rock.
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Bailey
Mrchicken
Aidan
Regreso won immunity, sending Vuelta to vote off Bailey at Tribal Council, and Devolvi to vote out Aidan.
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Cassels
Matt
Matt
Silla won immunity, sending Goguryeo to vote off Cassels at Tribal Council, and Matt to be disqualified from Baekje.
9 Monkey (8)
Monkey
Eddie
Eddie
Aaron and Ben each won individual immunity, making them immune from Goguryeo's Tribal Council where Monkey was eliminated, and Silla's Tribal Council where Eddie was voted out.
Papua New Guinea 3 Szymon
Szymon
CJ
CJ
Mendi, Daru and Wewak won immunity, sending Kieta to vote off Szymon at Tribal Council and Abau to vote off CJ.
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Joe
Mangatar
George
Mendi won immunity, sending Abau to vote off Joe at Tribal Council and Mendi to vote off George.
Polynesia 5 Alex
Alex
Carby
Carby
Chrix and Adam won individual immunity, making them immune from Rapa Nui's Tribal Council where Alex was voted out and Tuamotu's Tribal Council where Carby was voted out. No one was sent to Abduction Island after these Tribal Councils.
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Skandi
Ali AS
Ali
Zuma and Mpilo won immunity, sending Rolih to vote off Skandi at Tribal Council, and Tambo to vote off Ali.
6 Johan Amir AS
Johan-Amir
Alejandro AS
Alejandro
Ash AS
Ash
Immediately following a Tribe Dissolve, Taylor, Ben, and Adam won individual immunity, making them immune from their respective Tribal Councils. Rolih voted out Johan-Amir, Mpilo voted out Alejandro, and Zuma voted out Ash.
Madagascar 5 P1040886
Emma
S14 Crtha
Chandni
Lincoln and Nuno won immunity, making them immune from Alaotra's Tribal Council where Emma was voted out and Betsiboka's Tribal Council where Chandni was voted out.
Peru 7 TJ Peru
TJ
Ellie Peru
Ellie
Alf and Nick won individual immunity, making them immune from Ocaína's Tribal Council where TJ was voted out and Jivaro's Tribal Council where Ellie was voted out. TJ and Ellie were sent to Redemption Island.
Sardinia 7 Sean S17
Sean
Julia S17
Julia
Immediately following a Tribe Switch, Hazim and Arun won individual immunity, making them immune from the new Sassari's Tribal Council where Sean was voted out and the new Cagliari's Tribal Council, where a null vote occurred at the first vote and Julia was voted out at the revote.
Heroes vs. Villains 3 BaileyHvV
Bailey
NokomisHvV
Nokomis
Yin won reward and exiled Noah and Joan, abstaining them from Yang's Tribal Council where Bailey was voted out and Yin's Tribal Council where Nokomis was voted out.
Indonesia 3 Meek
Meek
Rayton
Rayton
Riau and Boalemo won reward and exiled Laure and Dan, abstaining them from Tabanan's Tribal Council where Meek was voted out and Limboto's Tribal Council where Rayton was voted out.
Kamchatka 4 PobedaGrant
Grant
SlavaMatthew
Fonda
Uspekh won combined Reward/Immunity and sent Andreas and Jeremy to Temptation Island, abstaining them from Pobeda's Tribal Council where Grant was voted out and Slava's Tribal Council where Fonda was voted out.
Salvation 1 Ivan s21
Ivan
Alex s21
Alex
Askja, Laki, and Súlur won immunity, sending Hekla, Esjan, and Baula to tribal council. Hekla voted out Ivan in a 3-1 vote, and Esjan voted out Alex in a 2-1-1 vote. At Baula's tribal council, there was a 2-2 tie between Perry and Isaac; however, the tiebreaker challenge was canceled with James's disqualification, and Baula did not lose any members.
10 Ted s21
Ted
Matthew s21
Matthew
Perry won immunity for Súlur and exiled Jino from Askja, and George won immunity for Asjka and exiled Eden from Súlur. Súlur voted out Ted 5-1 and Askja voted out Matthew 4-1.
Similan Islands 5 S22 Ryan
Ryan
S22 Fiona
Fiona
Bryce and Tom won individual immunity, making them immune from Miyang's Tribal Council where Ryan was voted out and Payang's Tribal Council where Fiona was voted out.
Greece 6 Martynas Greece
Martynas
Will Greece
Will
MJ and Jessica won individual immunity, making them immune from Laconia's Tribal Council where Martynas was voted out and Attica's Tribal Council where Will was voted out.
Cape Verde 1 CV Rhea
Rhea
CV Evan
Evan
Alto Mira won immunity, sending Zaranha to vote off Rhea at Tribal Council, and Corvo to vote off Evan after a revote.
Azerbaijan 8 S29JakeR3
Jake
S29Bryce
Bryce
Sheki won immunity, sending both Khizi and Baku to Tribal Council. At Tribal Council idols were played which resulted into Jake from Khizi and Bryce from Baku to be send home.

Trivia

  • DB and Bailey are the only people eliminated at two different Double Tribal Councils.
    • Bailey is the only person permanently eliminated at two different Double Tribal Councils, as DB returned to the game in Hawaii via the Redemption Battle.
    • Andrei, Bailey, Gerard, Hunter, and Lloyd have all participated in four Double Tribal Councils.
  • Survivor: Anarchy is the only season with 20 or more contestants to not have at least one Double Tribal Council. In its place, a post-merge Double Elimination was planned, but it was made unnecessary when Quanz quit the game.
  • Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains and Survivor: Kamchatka are the only seasons with 21 or more contestants to not have at least two Double Tribal Councils. In the case of Heroes vs. Villains, this is because the 42-day format allowed an extra cycle to be played in lieu of a double tribal.
  • In Survivor: Switzerland, a Double Tribal Council was planned for episode 3, but one of the Tribal Councils was canceled when Jad was disqualified.

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