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Survivor: Laos
Survivor Wikia NB
Filming Location Annam Highlands, Laos
Season Run November 29, 2012 - December 23, 2012
Survivors 10
Winner TheHickman
Runner(s)-up Ckarimalis
Henzzy
Tribes Hísshe
Shúa
Bimmaáhchiia
Hísshineaxe
Returnees Alik99 (2)
Blaine7275 (3, 28)
Ckarimalis (7)
Ḡwẵine Ḹٍٍkƨ Ĺiĸe Ͼềлȑềd (3, 28)
Henzzy (12)
Mad Russell (3, 7)
Ometepe03 (7, 21)
OrangeBirdMaster2 (7)
TheHickman (12)
Series Chronology
Next Season Survivor: Hawaii
DVD Cover
Laos

Survivor: Laos is the first season of Survivor Wikia.

Considered by most as the 'test season', Laos is notable for its miniature cast and length, featuring ten castaways and spanning 24 days. It also is noted for pioneering many features of the ORG that are unique from the canon series, including cross-tribal alliances, the formation of a tribe halfway through the pre-merge, and the first ever tie at the FTC.

The tribe names come from the language of the Crow Nation. Shúa, Hísshe, Bimmaáhchiia, and Hísshineaxe translate to Blue, Red, Green, and Pink, respectively.

Twists and Changes

  • Tribe Swap: On Day 8, the remaining members of the two tribes were switched, but a new tribe, Bimmaáhchiia was formed.
  • Dissolved Tribe: After the Day 9 Tribal Council, the two remaining members of Shúa were dissolved by the two other tribes.
  • Hidden Immunity Idol: The contestant who won the Day 13 Immunity Challenge not only won immunity for their tribe, but also the Hidden Immunity Idol. The idol was good until the final five.

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Castaways

Contestant Nationality Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Against
Original New Absorbed Merged
Orange (1)
OrangeBirdMaster2
"Orange"
United States Hísshe 1st Voted Out
Day 3
2
Large 796247
Mad Russell
"Adam"
United States Hísshe 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
5
Cloveismywife
Cloveismywife
"Clove"
United States Shúa Shúa 3rd Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 9
2
Myself!
Ometepe03
"Ometepe"
New Zealand Hísshe Shúa Hísshe 4th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 12
4
Alik99 (4)
Alik99
"Alex"
Czech Hísshe Shúa Bimmaáhchiia 5th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 15
2
Alfons Laos
Ḡwẵine Ḹٍٍkƨ Ĺiĸe Ͼềлȑềd
"Alfons"
Swiss flag Shúa Hísshe Hísshe Hísshineaxe 6th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 18
5
150px-5098907
Blaine7275
"Blaine"
United States Shúa Hísshe Hísshe 7th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 21
1
Henry
Henzzy
"Henry"
Australia3 Shúa Bimmaáhchiia Bimmaáhchiia 2nd Runner-Up
6th Jury Member
Day 24
1
Ckarimalis
Ckarimalis
"Chris"
United States Shúa Bimmaáhchiia Bimmaáhchiia Runner-Up 1
S01 Hickman t TheHickman
"Hickman"
New Zealand Hísshe Hísshe Hísshe Sole Survivor 0

Season Summary

The first ORG season took place in Laos, and there were originally two tribes: Hísshe and Shúa. Hísshe consisted of Hickman, Ometepe, Andrew, Alex, and Adam. The Shúa tribe consisted of Alfons, Blaine, Chris, Henry, and Clove.

Hísshe was a slightly weaker tribe, losing the first two immunity challenges; this led to an alliance between Hickman and Ometepe. Both of them had secret alliances with Henry of the other tribe as well. Alex and Adam both approached the two to make an alliance of three. After Andrew was voted out due to inactivity, Ometepe and Hickman turned Adam and Alex against each other. This resulted in a 3-1 vote against Adam. The Hísshe Alliance (Hickman, Ometepe, Alex) was born.

Shúa was a stronger tribe; they won the first two immunity challenges but didn't get strategic until the tribe outnumbered Hísshe 5-3. Alfons and Blaine made an alliance, and their opposition was the Henry and Chris, another pair. Clove sided with Alfons and Blaine.

Everything changed with a Tribe Switch. Chris and Henry went to a new tribe (Bimmaáhchiia), Ometepe and Alex became members of Shúa, and Alfons and Blaine switched to Hísshe. When the new Shúa tribe lost, Clove was outnumbered by the former Hísshe members on his team and voted out.

The game shifted again when Shúa was dissolved. Alex went to Bimmaáhchiia, while Ometepe went back to Hísshe. New Hísshe lost the next challenge. Hickman and Blaine were immune during the vote. Alfons targeted Ometepe, while Ometepe targeted Alfons. Blaine joined his ally Alfons in getting Ometepe out. Hickman was fearing for a tie vote, so he flipped to the Shúa Alliance, eliminating Ometepe.

At the final tribal immunity challenge, the contestants had to make a hidden immunity idol. The contestant with the best idol would win for their team. Blaine of New Hísshe won the idol. Because Henry did not cast his vote in time, New Bimmaáhchiia's vote was a 1-1 tie between Chris and Alex. With 58% of the vote in a tie-breaking poll, Alex was eliminated.

The merge finally happened with five players remaining. Hickman flipped again to Bimmaáhchiia, so Henry and Hickman stuck together until the end. Alfons and Blaine were eliminated next, leading to a Final Three with Hickman, Henry, and Chris. Blaine, Alfons, Alex, Ometepe, and Clove composed a jury of five.

The jury praised Hickman for his strategies, but some of them argued he betrayed too much. Chris was appreciated for his physical game and social game, but people thought he didn't have much strategic game. Henry mastered the physical game, social game, and strategic game, and he got a jury vote from Blaine. Hickman had relationships with Ometepe and Alex better than anyone, and he got their votes. This meant the jury vote was a 2-2-1 tie between Hickman and Chris. As 3rd place, Henry cast the deciding vote, and Hickman was declared the winner of Survivor: Laos.

Episode Guide

Episode Challenges Eliminated Vote Finish
Reward Immunity
1 "My Alliance Betrayed Me" None Shúa Andrew 2-2-01 1st Voted Out
Day 3
2 "Oh My God, We Lost Again!" Shúa Shúa Adam 3-1 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
3 "You Can Not Expect Everything" None Bimmaáhchiia Clove 2-1 3rd Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 9
Hísshe
4 "What Happens If There's a Tie Again?" Bimmaáhchiia Ometepe 3-1 4th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 13
None [Blaine]
[Hickman]
5 "I Have No Idea How to Make an Idol" Hísshe Alex 1-1-02 5th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 15
6 "Final Confession" None Chris Alfons 4-1 6th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 18
7 "Gasp" Chris Blaine 1-0 7th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 21
8 "Sole Survivor" Jury Vote Henry 3-2-13 Second Runner-Up
6th Jury Member
Chris Runner-Up
Hickman Sole Survivor

^1 A tie initially occurred between OrangeBirdMaster2 and Mad Russell. However, because he had failed to submit a vote, OrangeBirdMaster2 was eliminated.
^2 Because Henzzy did not cast his vote in time, a tie occurred between Alik99 and Ckarimalis. Alik99 was eliminated by 58% of votes in a poll which was used to break the tie.
^3 A 2-2 tie occurred between Ckarimalis and The Hickman at the Final Tribal Council. Since Henzzy only received 1 vote, he became part of the Jury and cast his vote for the eventual winner.

Voting History

Survivor: Laos Voting History
Tribes: Original Tribes New Tribes Absorbed Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Eliminated:
Orange (1)
Andrew
Large 796247
Adam
Cloveismywife
Clove
Myself!
Ometepe
Alik99 (4)
Alex
Alfons Laos
Alfons
150px-5098907
Blaine
150px-Green
Henry
Ckarimalis
Chris
S01 Hickman t
Hickman
Vote: 2-2-0 3-1 2-1 3-1 1-1-0 4-1 1-0 3-2-1
Hickman Adam Adam Ometepe Alfons Jury Vote
Chris Alex Alfons Blaine
Henry - Alfons Hickman
Blaine Ometepe Alfons Henry
Alfons Ometepe Henry Chris
Alex Andrew Adam Clove Chris Hickman
Ometepe Adam Adam Clove Alfons Hickman
Clove Ometepe Chris
Adam Andrew Alex
Andrew -

Trivia

  • Laos is the smallest season in Survivor ORG History, containing only 10 castaways and lasting only 24 days.
  • Laos and Survivor: Anarchy are currently the only seasons without a female castaway.
  • Laos is the first completed season without cheating.
  • Laos is the first season to have a tie at the Final Tribal Council to see who wins the game; the third place contestant (Henzzy) chose the winner.
  • Every player except Clove has returned to play in a future season.
    • Laos also holds the highest percentage of contestants to return with 90%.
  • Survivor: Laos and Survivor: Hawaii are the only seasons that were not held on the Survivor ORG Wiki.


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