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Myron Van Buren is the name of a mysterious individual in Survival. He is the villain of the island. His initials are M.V.B.
Van Buren wears a camo hat with animal teeth lined around the rim. He has grey hair with a moustache, and a leather bag is slung over his shoulder. He wears a beige shirt and a necklace of unknown animal teeth dangles from his neck. Van Buren has a scar on one side of his cheek, and his skin looks tanned. His eyes are relaxed, and his mouth is shaped into a sly grin.
Throughout the island, he is seen constantly observing your Poptropican. It is also shown that he has hidden cameras all over the woods. At the end of Distress Signal, he answers to your radio for help and arrives in his chopper to rescue you. He then brings you into his cabin in the woods and excitedly informs you of a big hunt the next day.
He gives you a tour of his trophy room and introduces you to his butler Winston before he has his chef prepare dinner for you. However, he drugged the steak so you would fall asleep when you eat it. You wake up in a locked bedroom with security bars blocking the window. There is a family crest on the wall of the room with three lights. Turning on two lights at a time reveals a secret message written by a mysterious individual with the initials M.M. telling you to meet him in the woods.
While you escape, he is asleep in his bedroom. When you get to the building gates, Van Buren wakes up and greets you. He tells you that the hunt is about to begin. When you ask him what animal he is hunting, he informs you that you are the quarry. After this, you run off into the woods with him following close behind. You manage to escape him when you fall into a hole. In the hole, you meet a man who has been on the run from Van Buren for a year and he reveals his plan to defeat Van Buren. He enlists your help to retrieve items for a trap, which you set up in a mill. However, Van Buren anticipates your plan and uses your own trap against you. Van Buren's previous victim then enters the scene riding on a bear and you manage to trap Van Buren on a waterwheel where he is assaulted by beavers. It is unknown what becomes of him after this.
- You are not his first victim, as evidenced by a manifest left by the pilot of a crashed plane.
- Van Buren is likely a homage to Van Pelt, the big game hunter from the movie Jumanji, both in appearance and personality.
- Myron Van Buren's family tree shows that he has a sister.
- Myron and his sister are mixed. As seen in his family tree, their mother is dark-skinned while their father is white.