Survivor's Biggest Villains and Fan Favorites

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Russell Hantz

Russell Hantz is widely regarded as Survivor's most infamous villain. He has played the game three times to date. He was the runner-up on on Survivor: Samoa (2009), finished in third place on Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains (2010) and was eliminated second on Survivor: Redemption Island (2011). Hantz played a ruthless game from the start and was notorious for locating multiple Hidden Immunity Idols, despite not having any clues to assist him. His nephew Brandon Hantz competed on Survivor: South Pacific and Survivor: Caramoan.

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