(+/-) Ben Driebergen ~ S35: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
5thMar 9, 2018
- Ben was a castaway on Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers and was a member of the Heroes / Levu tribe for being a Marine and veteran suffering from PTSD.
"Starting off as the key member of the original Levu tribe, Ben found himself in the minority following a Tribe Switch. Thanks to a string of challenge victories, Ben was able to make the merge where he found himself as the swing vote for the first Tribal Council, and took charge of the Solewa majority alliance. This time was short lived as Ben's short-temper and controlling demeanor turned all of his allies against him. With the odds against him, Ben managed to survive and reach the Final Tribal Council by finding and playing three Hidden Immunity Idol in a row and beating Devon Pinto in the unprecedented final four fire-making Challenge. His idol plays and status as an underdog combined with the jury's general dismissal of Chrissy Hofbeck and Ryan Ulrich's gameplay, rewarded Ben the title of Sole Survivor in a 5-2-1 vote." (Survivor Wikia)
• Out of any Sole Survivor, Ben has more votes cast against him with 11. This was previously held by Aras Baskauskas of Panama with 9.
• Thus, with those 11 votes against him and losing 3 jury votes, Ben played the most imperfect game of any Sole Survivor.
• Ben is the third castaway from Idaho, after Sherri Biethman and Taylor Stocker. Interestingly, Sherri also made final 3 and Taylor made jury, giving Idahoans pretty good odds of making it far on Survivor.
• Ben is the oldest and highest ranking member of Levu. Ben is tied with Russell Hantz in Samoa, Tony Vlachos in Cagayan, and Tai Trang in Game Changers for the most Hidden Immunity Idols found in a season, with 3.
• Unlike those three, Ben is the first castaway to play those Idols at three consecutive Tribals. He is also the first person to play an Idol before the votes were read under the current rules.
• Ben also found his third Idol the same night he played his second, which is the shortest time between playing and finding an Idol.
• Ben is the first person to negate every single vote but his own with an Idol, also holding the record for percentage of votes negated with Idols with 85.71%
• Ben is only the second winner to become Sole Survivor after winning a fire making challenge, after Bob Crowley
• Ben is the 9th castaway to win Survivor without winning individual immunity, after Tina Wesson, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Yul Kwon, Earl Cole, Todd Herzog, Natalie White, Tony Vlachos, and Sarah Lacina
• Ben had the most confessionals in HHH, with 70 overall.
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