History Headscratchers / Survivor

28th Jul '17 4:21:37 AM Maddoxsort
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** It's used to discourage tie votes and to give an incentive to players to pick sides. Tie votes used to be broken by past votes(meaning, of the people who are tied, had the most votes cast against them in previous rounds) happened one apiece during the first two seasons, but with alarming frequency in the third season, ''Africa''. For whatever reason, the producers didn't like that.

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** It's used to discourage tie votes and to give an incentive to players to pick sides. Tie votes used to be broken by past votes(meaning, votes (meaning, of the people who are tied, had the most votes cast against them in previous rounds) happened one apiece during the first two seasons, but with alarming frequency in the third season, ''Africa''. For whatever reason, the producers didn't like that.
24th Nov '16 11:24:26 AM TheNobullman
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** It's done in order to discourage tie votes, and so that instead of having to implement a tiebreaker challenge, we have the more fair (and interesting) system of encouraging people to flip sides in order to break the tie and remove the need for a tiebreaker. Purple Rock has been very successful in this this: the only two times the vote went to purple rock since its inception were [[spoiler:Marquesas, which (a) would not happen according to the current rules: Kathy and Neleh would compete in a firemaking contest, and (b) Paschal willing to sacrifice himself is an anomaly and would not be repeated my most competitors]] and [[spoiler:Blood vs. Water, where Tyson said in post-game interviews that he would have flipped if not for Redemption Island.]]

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** It's done in order to discourage tie votes, and so that instead of having to implement a tiebreaker challenge, we have the more fair (and interesting) system of encouraging people to flip sides in order to break the tie and remove the need for a tiebreaker. Purple Rock has been very successful in this this: the only two three times the vote went to purple rock since its inception were [[spoiler:Marquesas, which (a) would not happen according to the current rules: Kathy and Neleh would compete in a firemaking contest, and (b) Paschal willing to sacrifice himself is an anomaly and would not be repeated my most competitors]] and competitors]], the second being [[spoiler:Blood vs. Water, where Tyson said in post-game interviews that he would have flipped if not for Redemption Island.Island,]] and the third being [[spoiler: Millennials vs Gen X, where Jessica vocalized wanting to avoid rocks but not flipping on Hannah- ultimately, out of six people she drew it, to everyone else's horror.]]
5th Feb '16 9:05:47 PM Casaya
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** It's done in order to discourage tie votes, and so that instead of having to implement a tiebreaker challenge, we have the more fair (and interesting) system of encouraging people to flip sides in order to break the tie and remove the need for a tiebreaker. Purple Rock has been very successful in this this: the only two times the vote went to purple rock since its inception were [[spoiler:Marquesas, which (a) would not happen according to the current rules: Kathy and Neleh would compete in a firemaking contest, and (b) Paschal willing to sacrifice himself is an anomaly and would not be repeated my most competitors]] and [[spoiler:Blood vs. Water, where Tyson said in post-game interviews that he would have flipped if not for Redemption Island.]]




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** How is this a bad thing? More hidden idols means that we usually have more of them and they become part of the game earlier. Besides, it's not really entertaining to watch people search for a rock over and over again.
21st Mar '14 1:56:20 PM Mhoram
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** Also, by the time your tribe goes to Tribal Council, you've been there at least a few days. You're already hungry, probably cold and wet, and maybe you've been struggling to make fire and keep it going and find food. You're also paranoid and worried that you're going to be the first one out. And here's this guy standing there who's done this before and proved he can handle the conditions, who can contribute more on the survival side than most people because of his experience, and who assures you that if you team up with him you'll be safe for a long time. All of a sudden booting him doesn't seem nearly so urgent.

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** Also, by the time your tribe goes to Tribal Council, you've been there at least a few days. You're already hungry, probably cold and wet, wet or sweaty and sunburned, and maybe you've been struggling to make fire and keep it going and find food. You're also paranoid and worried that you're going to be the first one out. And here's this guy standing there who's done this before and proved he can handle the conditions, who can contribute more on the survival side than most people because of his experience, and who assures you that if you team up with him you'll be safe for a long time. All of a sudden booting him doesn't seem nearly so urgent.
21st Mar '14 1:55:07 PM Mhoram
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** Also, by the time your tribe goes to Tribal Council, you've been there at least a few days. You're already hungry, probably cold and wet, and maybe you've been struggling to make fire and keep it going and find food. You're also paranoid and worried that you're going to be the first one out. And here's this guy standing there who's done this before and proved he can handle the conditions, who can contribute more on the survival side than most people because of his experience, and who assures you that if you team up with him you'll be safe for a long time. All of a sudden booting him doesn't seem nearly so urgent.
31st Dec '13 7:49:11 PM y2jdingo
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** No points if you guess what Monica did with the clue the second go-around.

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** No points if you guess what Monica did with the clue the second go-around.go-around.
** Two options: she doesn't burn it this time, and becomes a target. Or, she burns it, and the clue doesn't give anyone else a better go at finding the idol.
30th Oct '13 12:51:59 AM TheNobullman
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* The current strategy of the men's alliance on Tadahna, to vote out the loved one's of the strong players on the opposing side in hopes of them trading places and going to redemtion island fails for two reasons. 1, By voting out a person and if the enemy tribe gains them, they will be less likely to side with the loved ones who voted them out. 2) If the loved ones don't swap out, that's basically putting a big target on themselves by the returnees for going after their loved ones.

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* The current strategy of the men's alliance on Tadahna, to vote out the loved one's of the strong players on the opposing side in hopes of them trading places and going to redemtion island fails for two reasons. 1, By voting out a person and if the enemy tribe gains them, they will be less likely to side with the loved ones who voted them out. 2) If the loved ones don't swap out, that's basically putting a big target on themselves by the returnees for going after their loved ones.ones.
* After Candice won an RI duel in episode 4, she gave the HII clue to Monica because her husband Brad voted out Candice's husband John because he was being cagey with HII clues. Noticing a DiabolusExMachina when they see one, the Culpeppers decide to burn the clue in the fire pit almost immediately so she doesn't become a target. With that in mind... why did John immediately try and give Monica the clue again in the next RI duel?
** No points if you guess what Monica did with the clue the second go-around.
29th Sep '13 7:28:46 AM insubordinance
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** If you listen to the Redemption Island final tribal council, Phillip says that this was his plan all along - fool everyone into thinking he was the perfect goat as part of his "master plan", then latch onto Boston Rob, the one person who could give anyone a free ride to the finals. YMMV if you really believe him, though. And other finals goats ''have'' been aware they were being dragged though, like Courtney from ''Exile Island'' or Katie from ''Palau'', but who knows how much they thought they could win over the jury.
25th Sep '13 9:14:26 PM Pika150
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** Rupert has NEVER been exactly what one might call a good player, and that's putting it lightly. His multiple appearances have more to do with his personality and persona(His first season had a pirate theme, and he looks a lot like a traditional pirate) than his tactical capabilities.

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** Rupert has NEVER been exactly what one might call a good player, and that's putting it lightly. His multiple appearances have more to do with his personality and persona(His first season had a pirate theme, and he looks a lot like a traditional pirate) than his tactical capabilities.capabilities.
**This might actually be a brilliant move on his part, by [[spoiler: taking his wife's place]] He has given his tribe an unnofficial 11th member. She will side with their team giving them the 11-9 advantage provided that he survives.
*The current strategy of the men's alliance on Tadahna, to vote out the loved one's of the strong players on the opposing side in hopes of them trading places and going to redemtion island fails for two reasons. 1, By voting out a person and if the enemy tribe gains them, they will be less likely to side with the loved ones who voted them out. 2) If the loved ones don't swap out, that's basically putting a big target on themselves by the returnees for going after their loved ones.
23rd Sep '13 2:02:50 PM DrWillHatch49
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** Rupert has NEVER been exactly what one might call a good player, and that's putting it lightly. His multiple appearances have more to do with his personality and persona(His first season had a pirate theme, and he looks a lot like a traditional pirate) then his tactical capabilities.

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** Rupert has NEVER been exactly what one might call a good player, and that's putting it lightly. His multiple appearances have more to do with his personality and persona(His first season had a pirate theme, and he looks a lot like a traditional pirate) then than his tactical capabilities.
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