|Coiner||This is it, Moonrise System|
Survivalmate/Survivalist is a role in which a headmate fronts during survival situations in order to live/exist through the situation. Survival situation can mean a situation that requires emotional survival skills such as masking, recognizing red flags, setting/keeping boundaries and etc., and/or physical survival skills such as fighting, medical knowledge, wilderness survival knowledge, etc. This differs from a protector because they do not generally want to live through a situation to protect the system, but because they have the skills to live through it.
Headmates with this role may be considered a protector but not always.
History[edit | edit source]
The term was coined in the Pluralpedia discord server after This is it had been asking if the term already existed. Which resulted in getting helped with writing a full description on it by Moonrise System.