Ranking every four-time player in Survivor history

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Survivor: Cook Islands
LOS ANGELES – DECEMBER 17: (L-R) Contestants Becky Lee, Nathan “Nate” Gonzalez, Oscar “Ozzy” Lusth and winner Yul Kwon attend the “Survivor: Cook Islands” Finale at CBS Television City on December 17, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) /

Ranking Four-Time Survivor Players: Number 5 – Ozzy Lusth

Survivor fans first met Ozzy Lusth when he appeared on Cook Islands and was a part of the Aitu tribe. He eventually found his way into the Aitu 4 alliance, which made it all the way to the final four.

In a typical season of Survivor at that point, Ozzy wins the season if he wins the final immunity challenge, but Cook Islands wanted to make things a little tougher for whoever was the non-goat; The first ever final three was formed and that meant Ozzy couldn’t just take whoever he thought he could beat.

As a result, he narrowly lost to Yul and hasn’t made it to the end ever since. His next three appearances saw him play virtually the exact same game and to be fair, he did land on the jury in each of those three seasons, so it helped him make it far into the game each time.

In Micronesia, Ozzy returned as one of the favorites and made an early alliance with Amanda that lasted until he was blindsided on Day 27 by his Cook Islands pal Parvati.

It’d be another three years before Ozzy would return to play again and it’d be as a captain in South Pacific. Ozzy ended up getting voted off not once, not twice, but three times due to Redemption Island being a thing (and basically being invented the season prior for the returning players).

He was rude to Cochran and then shocked when he flipped on the Savaii tribe at the merge, which is another example of how Ozzy lacks any type of social game at all. That being said, if Ozzy wins the final immunity challenge, he wins South Pacific, but that obviously didn’t happen.

The fourth – and to this point final – time Ozzy played was in Game Changers, which came six years after his fourth place finish in South Pacific. Ozzy didn’t go to tribal council until Day 16 in Game Changers and eventually saw his torch snuffed on Day 24 in yet another blindside.

Ozzy holds the distinction of being the only four-time player to make it to the merge all four times, which is impressive for sure, but he’s fifth on this list because it never felt like he was great at the game.

He played virtually the same game every time and would whine whenever anyone voted him out. His berating of Parvati at the final tribal council in Micronesia is really cringey to watch (along with that love proclamation to Amanda – Yikes).

Ozzy is one of the biggest challenge beasts to ever play Survivor and he deserves major props for that, but when it comes down to the strategy portion of Survivor, he’s not that great.