Survivor: Couples Showdown
Author IAmNothing712
Filming Location Caramoan Islands, Philippines
Episodes 15
Survivors 20 (10 pairs of 2)
Days 39
Winner Kevin Rosenthal (4-3-2)
Runner(s)-up Martin Hymann
Andy Aseltine
Tribes Bulan
Fanon Chronology
Previous Season Cursed Idol
Next Season Burma

Survivor: Couples Showdown is the second season of Ian's fan fiction series.


  • Couples Format: In a drastic format change, the twenty castaways are made up of ten teams of two, each with a preexisting relationship. Despite this, it is still an individual game, and it is not compulsory for players to stick with their partner, as they can always turn on them if they see fit.
    Survivor Philippines 4 Celebrity Doubles Showdown (Opening Credits)

    Survivor Philippines 4 Celebrity Doubles Showdown (Opening Credits)

    Reference material.

  • Hidden Immunity Idols will return, and no clues will be provided.
  • Temptation Reward: The winning tribe in a Reward Challenge would choose one or two of their own (not necessarily a castaway and his/her partner he/she started the game with) to be the only one/s partaking in the Temptation Reward. After being shown the reward, the chosen one/s were then also presented with the consequence that comes upon accepting the Temptation Reward. Declining from the Temptation Reward is also an option, if those chosen would deem accepting it be too harmful for their strategy. Each episode features a different temptation offer. If players do not chose to take the temptation, it will never be encountered again.
  • The Cursed Idol returns this season, but only appears at post-merge.
  • Tribe switch
  • One World: Starting from the tribe switch, both tribes will live together until they merge.



Bulan Buff Tala Buff Apolaki Buff

Hover your cursor over the castaways' names to view their profiles!
Tala Font
Josh & Tyler
CS Josh and Tyler
Ricky & Talia
CS Ricky and Talia
Kasia & Toby
CS Kasia and Toby
Simone & Ebony
CS Simone and Ebony
Kevin & Camille
CS Kevin and Camille
Bulan Font
Andy & Devon
CS Andy and Devon
Burgundy & Declan
CS Burgundy and Declan
Salina & Jacki
CS Salina and Jacki
Paula & Melissa
CS Paula and Melissa
Martin & Leo
CS Martin and Leo

Elimination Order

Season Summary

The Game

Survivor: Couples Showdown episodes

"You and Me Against the World" · "Temptation Island" · "We're Not Cavemen!" · "Rolling with the Punches" · "Burn the Witch!" · "You Can't Undo Brothers" · "Reverse One World" · "My New Partner" · "Time to Raise Hell" · "Couple's Retreat" · "Eighty Six" · "Chew the Fat" · "Fool's Gold" · "Go for Broke (Part 1)" · "Go for Broke (Part 2)"

Voting History

Author's Notes

  • This season is inspired by the Philippine version's fourth season, Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown. The tribe names, Bulan, Tala and Apolaki are lifted from that season.
  • This fanon was written in April–May 2012, exactly a year before Survivor: Blood vs. Water was filmed.

IAmNothing712's Fan Fiction series

The Cursed Idol · Couples Showdown · Burma · Tarutao · Culture Clash · Venezuela · Bali · Cuba (Fans vs Favorites) · The Caribbean · Hundred Islands

Start a Discussion Discussions about Survivor: Couples Showdown