|Description||Temporarily forces contestants live alone|
Exile Island is a game-changing twist in TTJ's Survivor Series. Exile Island is a small campsite apart from the actual tribe camps where a single contestant will be left banished for a predetermined period of time. Though in seclusion, the banished castaway(s) will have a sort-of consolation prize such as a clue to the location of a Hidden Immunity Idol that may or not be hidden there or comforts. Also, it guarantees castaway(s) to not attend tribal council. meaning they are immuned. However, the twist dramatically changed in Survivor: Aruba making castaways(s) not immuned from tribal council. Meaning, castaway(s) will still have to go to Tribal Council.
The premise of Exile Island is simple: To force one (though still depending if there is another twist) castaway to live on his/her own on an uninhabited island. The logic is that the banished player will be separated from their tribe, unable to strategize and will be out of the loop until a predetermined period of time. This twist provides more emphasis on the social aspect of the game, for which players can have an open opportunity to gossip and/or to campaign the ouster of the exiled survivor. However, all these can backfire, as Exile Island provides clues to the whereabouts of a Hidden Immunity Idol, which may or may be not be hidden on the island. Clues will constantly be handed in every episode, though it does not guarantee the player truly finding the Idol (especially if the Idol had already been found by someone else). This will add more mystery in the game as suspicion would arise between the castaways regarding who really has the Idol.
Usually after winning an Immunity Challenge, the winning tribe (or individual, if merged) will also have the power to send one person from the losing team to Exile Island. Also, the exiled castaway(s) will stay there until the next immunity challenge. That means they are guaranteed safe for tribal council.
Exile Island and the Hidden Immunity IdolEdit
Though players may feel alone and uneasy during their banishment, there is a silver lining about staying on the dreaded island - a clue to the whereabouts of a Hidden Immunity Idol that may or may not be hidden somewhere on Exile Island. But recently, Exile Island was merely reduced as a decoy; with players discovering that the Idol is hidden back at his/her tribe's camp (if the game is still in its inter-tribal phase, players can safely assume that there are two Idols, one hidden at each camp).
The tribe that wins Immunity will get to send someone from the loosing tribe to exile island. Therefore be banished and live alone and will not attend tribal council.
Same concept in Survivor: Peru but with a slight difference, the tribe that wins Immunity will get to send someone from the loosing tribe to exile island. Therefore be banished and live alone and will still attend tribal council.