1. Tony Vlachos
Tony Vlachos, a winner who played one of the most chaotic, controlling, downright narcissistic games in Survivor history, has never been a primary target, never received votes against him, has three fire tokens to spend, and hasn’t pissed anybody off at the Final Nine. He has just six rounds left to go before the Final Tribal Council, and he’s off so many peoples’ radars.
Sure, that’s set to change after the preview content for episode 11 has come out, but it coming in the mid-late game to bring us that patented, entertaining Tony Vlachos means he might have a Ben Driebergen-like hidden task ahead of him. He’s been in a good spot as a lion fending off hyenas so far, but the next moves ahead seem to be targeted at his fellow lions.
Whereas Sandra Diaz-Twine made her second million being the perceived lack of threat that can’t win over the likes of Russell and (more accurately) Parvati, Tony’s standing as a perceived huge threat based on reputation alone has given his “not acting crazy” reputation much more power. If he’s ready to pull off a big move, he’s doing so now at a time where he might best benefit from it.
Of all the players left in Survivor: Winners at War, Tony’s edit gives him the best chances of winning the game. What in the world is going on that this could ever happen in our wildest dreams?