Viewer's Chieftain is a twist that featured in Survivor: Reclamation. It is a twist to the pre-merge game of a season, and it gives the Viewers the power to select three castaways to become the Chieftains. The Chieftains must make decisions based upon the placement their tribe gets in each challenge. This comes with a silver lining however, as the Chieftains get to school-yard pick their tribes at the start of the season.


The Chieftain of the 1st placed tribe selects a player from the 2nd placed tribe to go to Exile Island. That player will sit out at the next challenge and be unable to vote if their tribe goes to Tribal Council the following day. This may improve the first place tribe's chances of continuing success, and may cause problems for their enemies.

The Chieftain of the 2nd placed tribe gets to pick one member of their tribe to go fishing for the Neglect and Reflect Idol, returning from last season, which is in one of ten crates. This gives someone a great opportunity to get an idol for their tribe, but may point out the Chieftain's true allegiances and alienate the other members, as the person he or she selects will be revealed to all.

The Chieftain of the losing tribe has to select someone from their tribe, along with themselves, to have all votes against them doubled at their upcoming Tribal Council, increasing their chances of leaving the game. This not only singles out one person on the tribe, but also endangers the Chieftain and may lead to their departure.

The twist was given a shake-up at the Tribe Switch. The inaugural Chieftains were removed from their post and two new Chieftains were selected by the Viewers. They re-selected the two tribes by school-yard pick, and the first and second place Chieftain powers were merged into one.

Suitman's Survivor Twists
Back to Basics Blackjack Idols Chaos Cards Continuous Mutiny Cursed Hand
Cursed Necklace Dastardly Dilemma Double Tribal Council The Earned Trials Exile Island
Extra Vote Flexible Idols Four-Tribe Format Fused Together Head of Household
Hero Duels Hidden Immunity Idol Idol Bonds Idol Halves Idol Rivals
Immunity Freeze Immunity Pacts The Imposters Instant Idols Juror Removal
Last Chance Saloon Legacy Advantage Looting The Madhouse Make Your Mark
Neglect and Reflect Idol Occultus Island Odd Necklace One Day Merge One Day Tribes
One World Performance Equals Power Power of Veto Public Vote Ragnarok Island
Redemption Island Retribution Island Returning Players Revelation Idol Reverse & Revoke
Risky Reward Rivalry Arena Roulette Wheel Share or Steal Slot Machine
Territory Wars Top of the Heap Three-Tribe Format Tribe Division Twists Tribe Mutiny
Tribe Switch Tribes of the Future Viewer's Chieftain Viewer's Voice Vote Blocker
Vote Stealer Worlds Collide
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