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22nd May '16 2:17:24 PM FordPrefect
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*** It seems that, unless they're in risk of dying, like when Bopper was disqualified at the beginning of Season 24, the Race's policy is to let team decide whether or not to keep going. In Season 22, Dave tore his Achilles tendon, and desperately needed surgery to even walk, yet was allowed to keep running the Race until they finally dropped out at the beginning of the fifth leg.

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*** It seems that, unless they're in risk of dying, like when Bopper was disqualified at the beginning of Season 24, the Race's policy is to let the team decide whether or not to keep going. In Season 22, Dave tore his Achilles tendon, and desperately needed surgery to even walk, yet was allowed to keep running the Race until they finally dropped out at the beginning of the fifth leg.
22nd May '16 2:16:27 PM FordPrefect
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* In ''Cagayan'', Lindsey quit after arguing with Trish due the latter helping Blindside Cliff and didn't want to assault Trish.

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* In ''Cagayan'', Lindsey quit after arguing with Trish due to the latter helping Blindside Cliff and didn't want not wanting to assault Trish.
22nd May '16 2:14:05 PM FordPrefect
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!!!U.S. Withdrawls
* The most famous was Osten in ''Pearl Islands''. He claimed that his body was shutting down, but nobody believed him and said that it was because he just couldn't take it anymore. (Well, he ''did'' barter away all his clothing except for his boxers...) lt was somewhat clear Osten wasn't fitting in on the show -- in a past episode, while his fellow tribe members had fun with a nearby pelican, his reaction was to ''glare at it'' and ''sharpen his machete''.

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!!!U.S. Withdrawls
Withdrawals
* The most famous was Osten in ''Pearl Islands''. He claimed that his body was shutting down, but nobody believed him and said that it was because he just couldn't take it anymore. (Well, he ''did'' barter away all his clothing except for his boxers...) lt It was somewhat clear Osten wasn't fitting in on the show -- in a past episode, while his fellow tribe members had fun with a nearby pelican, his reaction was to ''glare at it'' and ''sharpen his machete''.
22nd May '16 2:10:55 PM FordPrefect
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** In Season 11, Chima was expelled about half-way through the game. Since Week 1 she had ''knowingly'' broken rules such as refusing to come to the diary room when called, not wearing a microphone, and covering cameras with blankets, but during Week 6 she just broke down due to Jeff using the cuop-de'tat when she's [=HOH=]. Chima walked out to practice for the upcoming Veto competition and didn't take her microphone with her. Natalie and Kevin then went to get her microphone for her so she wouldn't get penalized, but instead of accepting it she ''threw it in the hot tub'', then refused to pay for it. The following night, she was removed from the house for knowingly breaking rules and refusing to pay for the microphone she destroyed. And this, children, is why her nickname after that was Hirochima -- pronounced the same way.

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** In Season 11, Chima was expelled about half-way through the game. Since Week 1 she had ''knowingly'' broken rules such as refusing to come to the diary room when called, not wearing a microphone, and covering cameras with blankets, but during Week 6 she just broke down due to Jeff using the cuop-de'tat coup-de'tat when she's she was [=HOH=]. Chima walked out to practice for the upcoming Veto competition and didn't take her microphone with her. Natalie and Kevin then went to get her microphone for her so she wouldn't get penalized, but instead of accepting it she ''threw it in the hot tub'', then refused to pay for it. The following night, she was removed from the house for knowingly breaking rules and refusing to pay for the microphone she destroyed. And this, children, is why her nickname after that was Hirochima -- pronounced the same way.
11th May '16 6:09:17 PM my170
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* Caleb Reynolds was evacuated in episode 4 due to dehydration. Shame, since he [[TookALevelInKindness Took A Level In Kindness]] since his stint on [[Series/BigBrother Big Brother]]. Neal was also evacuated shortly after the merge due to an infection in his leg, similar to Jonathan Penner and Joe Dowdle.

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* ''Kaoh Rong'' currently holds the record for most evacuations, at 3.
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Caleb Reynolds was evacuated in episode 4 of ''Kaoh Rong'' due to dehydration. Shame, since he [[TookALevelInKindness Took A Level In Kindness]] since his stint on [[Series/BigBrother Big Brother]].
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Neal was also evacuated shortly after the merge due to an infection in his leg, similar to Jonathan Penner and Joe Dowdle.
** At the Final 5, Joseph was pulled due to constipation and bladder problems after winning a reward challenge.
16th Apr '16 8:56:07 PM DonaldthePotholer
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** In the third season, Jake was railing against everyone involved since the first time he was sent to an Elimination Challenge. The ''second'' time he was sent to it, [[RageQuit he stormed out of the game]]. Mike, who had gotten eliminated just before, took his place in the Elimination Challenge and won his way back into the game. He had previously attempted to invoke this by [[IShallTauntYou trying to provoke Mike into hitting him]]. It didn't work.

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** In the third season, Jake was railing against everyone involved since the first time he was sent to an Elimination Challenge. The ''second'' time he was sent to it, [[RageQuit he stormed out of the game]]. Mike, who had gotten eliminated just before, took his place in the Elimination Challenge and won his way back into the game. He Jake had previously attempted to invoke this by [[IShallTauntYou trying to provoke Mike into hitting him]]. It didn't work.
16th Apr '16 8:53:14 PM DonaldthePotholer
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!!Examples:
* ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' (US)
** The threat of being "evacuated" has been cited by contestants several times, the first being Steve & Dave in Season 4. Dave wrenched his knee badly while doing a glacier trek on the first episode, and rather than allow the show's medics the chance to declare him unfit to continue, he declined medical attention. It was, it turns out, badly enough damaged that he required surgery to repair it once he got home. Despite that, they made it several more legs before they were eliminated.
*** It seems that, unless they're in risk of dying, like when Bopper was disqualified at the beginning of Season 24, the Race's policy is to let team decide whether or not to keep going. In Season 22, Dave tore his Achilles tendon, and desperately needed surgery to even walk, yet was allowed to keep running the Race until they finally dropped out at the beginning of the fifth leg.
** Jim and Marsha during Season 5 nearly missed the very first flight of the game after Jim tripped on the run from the starting line to their baggage for the first clue and tore his knee open in the fall. The airlines refused to let him board without getting medical attention first, and the time it took to get to the first aid center and back nearly made them too late to board.
** As for the quitting, there was Marshall & Lance, who simply stopped during a task in Egypt in season 5. In this case, there was also a knee injury involved, but they did quit rather than being removed from the Race for medical reasons.
** In Season 15, Maria & Tiffany chose to quit when they were unable to complete either Detour choice.
** As already mentioned, Dave & Connor had to drop out of Season 22 due to Dave's injury, making them the only team to drop out when they already weren't in last place and about to be eliminated anyway.
** Meanwhile, there usually is at least one Mercy Kill per season. Season 2 had three Mercy Kills, including two legs in a row.
** Mercy Kills were administered in both Season 1 and 4's finales, with Bill & Joe and David & Jeff not even making it to the Final Destination city before the race ended.
** Similar to the Mercy Kill is the Field Elimination, which happens when a team is unable to complete a task (or unwilling to quit), so Phil goes out to eliminate them on the course. It happened twice on Season 16.
*** One of the most famous was in Season 6, where Lena and Kristy were field eliminated by Phil in the field after spending ''ten hours'' unrolling hay bales for a clue. (They weren't eliminated until two hours after the final team checked in.)
** Season 15's Zev & Justin are the only team to officially be ejected, when they lost one of their passports, and were therefore unable to continue on the race.
*** Season 13's Toni & Dallas also would have been ejected from the game for losing their passports in Moscow, that is had they not lost all their money as well. Instead, they were subject to a Field Elimination.
*** Season 21s James & Abba also lost a passport in Moscow, but were saved by a non-elimination leg and allowed to run (and lose) the next leg thanks to it also taking place in Moscow.
** In Season 18, Mel & Mike recounted after their final episode they were told by the medical team to end the task they were doing (searching around in mud during the Japanese winter) because they both had hypothermia. The only other team behind them finished the task and made it to the Pit Stop before producers told Mel & Mike to do the same to be eliminated.
** In Season 23, Chester & Ephraim hit not one, but three delayed flights on their way into Portugal, getting in long after night had fallen and the other teams had checked in. It took them so long, Phil met them at the airport to eliminate them.
** In Season 26, Bergen & Kurt couldn't drive stick shift, so they abandoned their car - only to arrive at a task that required a car to complete. After finishing a penalty, they tried to get to their next destination via train, only to get hopelessly lost. They wound up going to a train station and waiting there until Phil came out to eliminate them in the field.
* In Season 3 of ''Series/AmericasGotTalent'', the Russian Bar Trio had to withdraw due to injury. This injury led to Donald Braswell re-entering the competition and later making it to the final 5.
* ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel''
** In the middle of the second episode of season 3, the girls received an envelope eliminating Magdalena, no explanation given.
** In season 5, during the makeover, Cassandra was frustrated that her hair was cut very short. Tyra was still not pleased and asked to cut her hair even shorter, to which Cassandra refused - and quit the show.
** Season 9 saw Ebony decide to leave after she was chosen over Ambreal, citing Modelling wasn't for her.
** Season 10 saw Kimberly walk out of judging before the first evaluation because she had trouble focusing due to the suicide of a friend.
** Terra was ejected from the game in episode 3 of season 15 right after TheMakeover because she treated her ExpositoryHairstyleChange as a TraumaticHaircut and the judges (Mr. and Ms. J) found it very unprofessional.
** Ondrei quits in the early episodes of season 16 because she can't keep her focus on the competition due to her dead brothers..
** Angelea was disqualified in the finals of the All-Star season for (at the time) unspecified reasons.
** In the US vs UK season, Louise stormed out of panel because of judge Kelly Cutrone telling her to get her attitude in check. It's worth noting that the two fought during the photo shoot as well. Louise chose not to come back. Near the finale, Alisha did what Ebony did in season 9 when she she was chosen over [[NamesTheSame that season's Eboni]]. She quit because she doesn't want to be the EliminationHoudini.
** In cycle 21, Romeo was disqualified for headbutting another contestant while drunk.
* ''Series/AmericanIdol''
** In season 11, Jermaine Jones was disqualified after making it to the top 12, when it was revealed to the producers that he had more than one outstanding arrest warrant under other names.
** Season 1 had a contestant disqualified for lying about his age (he made it to the semi-finals before he was discovered)
** Season 2 had two contestants disqualified for criminal pasts, despite one contestant disclosing it to Idol and him being acquitted of said charge laid against him.
** Season 5 had twins that were disqualified for identity theft.
** Chris Golightly from Season 9 was disqualified for having a record contract at the time of his audition (the rules state that if you have a previous deal, it ends right then and there)
* ''Series/TheApprentice'' (UK)
** In the first season Adele quit the show, claiming that she couldn't stay due to a family emergency. Sir Alan Sugar allowed her resignation to stand, but didn't really believe the reason she gave, and thought she was just trying to pull the "You can't fire me because I quit!" card before she could get axed due to her horrific track record in the contest.
** In Season 3, Ifti effectively quit in the second week because he couldn't handle being away from his family.
*** Jadine from the same season was a similar case; she was arguably the frontrunner for much of the season despite her incredibly abrasive attitude, so it came as a shock when she suffered a complete breakdown in the second-last task because she was missing her daughter, at which point she basically gave up. Sugar was initially going to fire Lohit that week, but got rid of Jadine instead once it became clear that she was in no condition to continue.
** Adam from Season 5 quit prior to the show even starting. He filmed the beginning vignettes and was seen in the group shot of them crossing the bridge, only to drop out less than a day before the start of actual filming.
** Raleigh from Season 6 quit between the first and second tasks after his brother was severely injured while serving with the British Army.
** Adam was sent home from the first ''Junior Apprentice'' season after he came down with a virus, and was deemed not to be in a fit state to continue.
* ''Series/TheApprentice'' (US)
** In season 3, Verna attempted to quit the show halfway through the second task because she was too stressed out, but Donald Trump's adviser Carolyn chased after her and persuaded her to return. Verna stayed on until the end of the task, at which point she quit anyway.
** In season 6 (the Los Angeles season), Michelle quit during the third Boardroom session. She had grown tired of sleeping in a tent, she was an outcast within her team, and she said she would probably get fired that episode anyway.
** In ''Celebrity Apprentice 1'', Vincent Pastore quit the show after a massive fall-out with Piers Morgan.
** Khloe Kardashian got thrown out of ''Celebrity Apprentice 2'' when Trump found out that she had a DUI conviction, and had taken a break from her community service assignments to do the show. Dennis Rodman had also been fired the previous episode for his constant drinking, though that more directly affected his performance in the tasks.
** Michael Johnson withdrew from ''Celebrity Apprentice 3'' due to an implied family emergency.
** The last civilian season gave us Anand, who- in a relatively rare occurrence for reality TV- was [[CheatersNeverProsper expelled for cheating]]. During the sixth task, in which he was project manager, he sent out a bunch of text messages to his friends in an attempt to sell chariot rides. Nobody responded, but his team won anyway. Trump eventually found out about it, and it hit the fan at the start of episode 9. When confronted about the texts, Anand actually ''lied right to Trump's face'', saying that he hadn't sent any, only coming clean when Trump read some of them aloud to everyone else. His elimination still technically counts as a firing, but as it's safe to say it wouldn't have happened were it not for the texts, it counts as this as well.
*** Anand was actually the second Non Gameplay casualty from that task. The first came in episode 7, when it turned out that Mahsa had blabbed to the men's team about how much money the women had made, prior to the boardroom for that task. When it was brought up in the boardroom, Mahsa tried to claim that she had only said it in response to opposing team-member Clint telling her what the men had made. This led to Clint and the other guys storming back into the boardroom and calling Mahsa a liar, which was backed up by ''Mahsa's own team-mates''. This finally caused Mahsa to go crazy, drop a ClusterFBomb at Trump, and then accuse the other candidates of conspiring against her. Trump said that Mahsa was either a complete idiot or totally disloyal, and sent her packing.
** ''Celebrity Apprentice 4'' had two withdrawals. The first was when Jose Canseco had to leave in the fifth episode, after discovering that his seriously ill father had just days to live. The second saw [=NeNe Leakes=] storm off the show for initially unspecified reasons; Trump called her later in the episode, at which point she basically accused him of having a hard-on for fellow contestant Star Jones, and told him to go fuck himself.

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!!Examples:
* ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' (US)
** The threat of being "evacuated" has been cited by contestants several times, the first being Steve & Dave in Season 4. Dave wrenched his knee badly while doing a glacier trek on the first episode, and rather than allow the show's medics the chance to declare him unfit to continue, he declined medical attention. It was, it turns out, badly enough damaged that he required surgery to repair it once he got home. Despite that, they made it several more legs before they were eliminated.
*** It seems that, unless they're in risk of dying, like when Bopper was disqualified at the beginning of Season 24, the Race's policy is to let team decide whether or not to keep going. In Season 22, Dave tore his Achilles tendon, and desperately needed surgery to even walk, yet was allowed to keep running the Race until they finally dropped out at the beginning of the fifth leg.
** Jim and Marsha during Season 5 nearly missed the very first flight of the game after Jim tripped on the run from the starting line to their baggage for the first clue and tore his knee open in the fall. The airlines refused to let him board without getting medical attention first, and the time it took to get to the first aid center and back nearly made them too late to board.
** As for the quitting, there was Marshall & Lance, who simply stopped during a task in Egypt in season 5. In this case, there was also a knee injury involved, but they did quit rather than being removed from the Race for medical reasons.
** In Season 15, Maria & Tiffany chose to quit when they were unable to complete either Detour choice.
** As already mentioned, Dave & Connor had to drop out of Season 22 due to Dave's injury, making them the only team to drop out when they already weren't in last place and about to be eliminated anyway.
** Meanwhile, there usually is at least one Mercy Kill per season. Season 2 had three Mercy Kills, including two legs in a row.
** Mercy Kills were administered in both Season 1 and 4's finales, with Bill & Joe and David & Jeff not even making it to the Final Destination city before the race ended.
** Similar to the Mercy Kill is the Field Elimination, which happens when a team is unable to complete a task (or unwilling to quit), so Phil goes out to eliminate them on the course. It happened twice on Season 16.
*** One of the most famous was in Season 6, where Lena and Kristy were field eliminated by Phil in the field after spending ''ten hours'' unrolling hay bales for a clue. (They weren't eliminated until two hours after the final team checked in.)
** Season 15's Zev & Justin are the only team to officially be ejected, when they lost one of their passports, and were therefore unable to continue on the race.
*** Season 13's Toni & Dallas also would have been ejected from the game for losing their passports in Moscow, that is had they not lost all their money as well. Instead, they were subject to a Field Elimination.
*** Season 21s James & Abba also lost a passport in Moscow, but were saved by a non-elimination leg and allowed to run (and lose) the next leg thanks to it also taking place in Moscow.
** In Season 18, Mel & Mike recounted after their final episode they were told by the medical team to end the task they were doing (searching around in mud during the Japanese winter) because they both had hypothermia. The only other team behind them finished the task and made it to the Pit Stop before producers told Mel & Mike to do the same to be eliminated.
** In Season 23, Chester & Ephraim hit not one, but three delayed flights on their way into Portugal, getting in long after night had fallen and the other teams had checked in. It took them so long, Phil met them at the airport to eliminate them.
** In Season 26, Bergen & Kurt couldn't drive stick shift, so they abandoned their car - only to arrive at a task that required a car to complete. After finishing a penalty, they tried to get to their next destination via train, only to get hopelessly lost. They wound up going to a train station and waiting there until Phil came out to eliminate them in the field.
* In Season 3 of ''Series/AmericasGotTalent'', the Russian Bar Trio had to withdraw due to injury. This injury led to Donald Braswell re-entering the competition and later making it to the final 5.
* ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel''
** In the middle of the second episode of season 3, the girls received an envelope eliminating Magdalena, no explanation given.
** In season 5, during the makeover, Cassandra was frustrated that her hair was cut very short. Tyra was still not pleased and asked to cut her hair even shorter, to which Cassandra refused - and quit the show.
** Season 9 saw Ebony decide to leave after she was chosen over Ambreal, citing Modelling wasn't for her.
** Season 10 saw Kimberly walk out of judging before the first evaluation because she had trouble focusing due to the suicide of a friend.
** Terra was ejected from the game in episode 3 of season 15 right after TheMakeover because she treated her ExpositoryHairstyleChange as a TraumaticHaircut and the judges (Mr. and Ms. J) found it very unprofessional.
** Ondrei quits in the early episodes of season 16 because she can't keep her focus on the competition due to her dead brothers..
** Angelea was disqualified in the finals of the All-Star season for (at the time) unspecified reasons.
** In the US vs UK season, Louise stormed out of panel because of judge Kelly Cutrone telling her to get her attitude in check. It's worth noting that the two fought during the photo shoot as well. Louise chose not to come back. Near the finale, Alisha did what Ebony did in season 9 when she she was chosen over [[NamesTheSame that season's Eboni]]. She quit because she doesn't want to be the EliminationHoudini.
** In cycle 21, Romeo was disqualified for headbutting another contestant while drunk.
* ''Series/AmericanIdol''
** In season 11, Jermaine Jones was disqualified after making it to the top 12, when it was revealed to the producers that he had more than one outstanding arrest warrant under other names.
** Season 1 had a contestant disqualified for lying about his age (he made it to the semi-finals before he was discovered)
** Season 2 had two contestants disqualified for criminal pasts, despite one contestant disclosing it to Idol and him being acquitted of said charge laid against him.
** Season 5 had twins that were disqualified for identity theft.
** Chris Golightly from Season 9 was disqualified for having a record contract at the time of his audition (the rules state that if you have a previous deal, it ends right then and there)
* ''Series/TheApprentice'' (UK)
** In the first season Adele quit the show, claiming that she couldn't stay due to a family emergency. Sir Alan Sugar allowed her resignation to stand, but didn't really believe the reason she gave, and thought she was just trying to pull the "You can't fire me because I quit!" card before she could get axed due to her horrific track record in the contest.
** In Season 3, Ifti effectively quit in the second week because he couldn't handle being away from his family.
*** Jadine from the same season was a similar case; she was arguably the frontrunner for much of the season despite her incredibly abrasive attitude, so it came as a shock when she suffered a complete breakdown in the second-last task because she was missing her daughter, at which point she basically gave up. Sugar was initially going to fire Lohit that week, but got rid of Jadine instead once it became clear that she was in no condition to continue.
** Adam from Season 5 quit prior to the show even starting. He filmed the beginning vignettes and was seen in the group shot of them crossing the bridge, only to drop out less than a day before the start of actual filming.
** Raleigh from Season 6 quit between the first and second tasks after his brother was severely injured while serving with the British Army.
** Adam was sent home from the first ''Junior Apprentice'' season after he came down with a virus, and was deemed not to be in a fit state to continue.
* ''Series/TheApprentice'' (US)
** In season 3, Verna attempted to quit the show halfway through the second task because she was too stressed out, but Donald Trump's adviser Carolyn chased after her and persuaded her to return. Verna stayed on until the end of the task, at which point she quit anyway.
** In season 6 (the Los Angeles season), Michelle quit during the third Boardroom session. She had grown tired of sleeping in a tent, she was an outcast within her team, and she said she would probably get fired that episode anyway.
** In ''Celebrity Apprentice 1'', Vincent Pastore quit the show after a massive fall-out with Piers Morgan.
** Khloe Kardashian got thrown out of ''Celebrity Apprentice 2'' when Trump found out that she had a DUI conviction, and had taken a break from her community service assignments to do the show. Dennis Rodman had also been fired the previous episode for his constant drinking, though that more directly affected his performance in the tasks.
** Michael Johnson withdrew from ''Celebrity Apprentice 3'' due to an implied family emergency.
** The last civilian season gave us Anand, who- in a relatively rare occurrence for reality TV- was [[CheatersNeverProsper expelled for cheating]]. During the sixth task, in which he was project manager, he sent out a bunch of text messages to his friends in an attempt to sell chariot rides. Nobody responded, but his team won anyway. Trump eventually found out about it, and it hit the fan at the start of episode 9. When confronted about the texts, Anand actually ''lied right to Trump's face'', saying that he hadn't sent any, only coming clean when Trump read some of them aloud to everyone else. His elimination still technically counts as a firing, but as it's safe to say it wouldn't have happened were it not for the texts, it counts as this as well.
*** Anand was actually the second Non Gameplay casualty from that task. The first came in episode 7, when it turned out that Mahsa had blabbed to the men's team about how much money the women had made, prior to the boardroom for that task. When it was brought up in the boardroom, Mahsa tried to claim that she had only said it in response to opposing team-member Clint telling her what the men had made. This led to Clint and the other guys storming back into the boardroom and calling Mahsa a liar, which was backed up by ''Mahsa's own team-mates''. This finally caused Mahsa to go crazy, drop a ClusterFBomb at Trump, and then accuse the other candidates of conspiring against her. Trump said that Mahsa was either a complete idiot or totally disloyal, and sent her packing.
** ''Celebrity Apprentice 4'' had two withdrawals. The first was when Jose Canseco had to leave in the fifth episode, after discovering that his seriously ill father had just days to live. The second saw [=NeNe Leakes=] storm off the show for initially unspecified reasons; Trump called her later in the episode, at which point she basically accused him of having a hard-on for fellow contestant Star Jones, and told him to go fuck himself.
!!Reality Series Examples:

[[folder:Big Brother]]



* ''Sims Big Brother'' and ''Big Brother Sim Edition'':
** In season 4, Johnny had a family emergency and had to leave; but he did come back and made it to fourth place.
** In season 6, Gary had a heart attack and had to be evacuated within week two. Keri ''almost'' left, but decided not to.
** In ''Sim Edition 2'', Melissa left and let Pepper continue in her place.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Survivor]]
!!!U.S. Evacuations
* Season 2, in which contestant Michael accidentally passed out in the fire from a freak gust of wind and suffered burns to his face and hands.
* Again in Season 12, Bruce was eliminated from the game due to severe constipation.
* Gary "Papa Smurf" Strikesky was evacuated in ''Fiji'' because he was having trouble breathing as a result of an allergic reaction to bug bites.
* ''Two'' people were actually removed due to injury in ''Micronesia'' (aka ''Fans vs. Favorites''). Jonathan Penner was removed due to a [[{{Squick}} horrible puncture wound on his knee]] that [[NauseaFuel was actually shown on TV]]. Shame, since he was playing better that season. In another moment of {{Squick}}, James was removed from the game for having a really terrible injury to his finger, but he could at least serve in the Jury. He was seen as reeling in an IV to Tribal Council.
** And to make matters worse, several ''other'' players had some rather bad things happen to them. There was a rumour that Chet Welch may have actually been evacuated due to a piece of coral that was stuck in his foot had he not been voted out when he was. (Meaning they likely voted him out knowing he'd get evacuated -- had they picked someone else, they would have lost two.)
* Joe was removed in ''Tocantins'' for a life-threatening infection in his leg. It is likely that this was why the show used a "Final Two, Jury of Seven" endgame as opposed to the "Final Three, Jury of 7-9" that the show has been more fond of using in recent years.
* ''Samoa''. Mike (about 62 years old) had incredibly-low blood pressure and almost passed-out in front of the medics. And this happened in the ''second episode'' -- the earliest someone has ever been evacuated from the game. Later, Russell S. fell unconscious in a challenge and was found to have blood pressure ''even lower than Mike's'' (when he was around 20 years younger). Fans even pointed out signs of Jaundice.
** Perhaps the CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming was when Russell insisted that he get sent back to the game, Jeff was actually pleading him to stop. Jeff is not even that medical-savvy, and he was worried for Russell's life.
** On top of all that, Ben might've been evacuated if he hadn't been voted out- he admitted in an interview that he tore a ligament in his leg.
* The first person removed from ''One World'', Kourtney, jumped the wrong way during the first Immunity Challenge and landed on one of her hands, breaking her wrist. Notable for a non-gameplay elimination being the ''first'' elimination from the game.
** Happened again just before the merge, when Colton was evacuated due to suspected appendicitis. It's not entirely clear what happened after that, though it seems Colton's sickness turned out not to be as serious as it appeared.
* Shamar in Caramoan was evacuated in episode 4 after getting sand in his eye. Medical deemed that it would be worse if he stayed, as he could've gotten a corneal abrasion. Later on, Erik Reichenbach was evacuated shortly after the tribal council where Brenda Lowe was voted out, as he was totally spent and his body couldn't take the game anymore.
* While not evacuated for medical reasons, Terry Deitz in ''Cambodia'' had to be pulled from the game when he heard the news of his son in the hospital. It has been confirmed that he had no choice but to go home, even if he wanted to stay for some crazy reason.
* Caleb Reynolds was evacuated in episode 4 due to dehydration. Shame, since he [[TookALevelInKindness Took A Level In Kindness]] since his stint on [[Series/BigBrother Big Brother]]. Neal was also evacuated shortly after the merge due to an infection in his leg, similar to Jonathan Penner and Joe Dowdle.

!!!U.S. Withdrawls
* The most famous was Osten in ''Pearl Islands''. He claimed that his body was shutting down, but nobody believed him and said that it was because he just couldn't take it anymore. (Well, he ''did'' barter away all his clothing except for his boxers...) lt was somewhat clear Osten wasn't fitting in on the show -- in a past episode, while his fellow tribe members had fun with a nearby pelican, his reaction was to ''glare at it'' and ''sharpen his machete''.
* ''All-Stars'' had two people voluntarily quit the game. Jenna Morasca was actually ''highly'' justified, as her mother was undergoing treatment for cancer and she received some "bad vibes". Turned out, [[TearJerker her mother died eight days later.]] Susan Hawk, meanwhile, left after feeling violated following an immunity challenge where a naked Richard Hatch had unintentionally or deliberately rubbed his body up against hers. They've since made peace.
* Janu Tornell of ''Palau'' quit the game, and she actually was the first to attempt it as a gameplay maneuver -- everyone else on the Koror tribe was mocking her and constantly belittling her. She obviously wasn't going to be leaving anytime soon, since their main target was Stephenie [=LaGrossa=] (the true outsider and the only Ulong member left). So in order to [[ThanatosGambit "throw a wrench in their works", she voluntarily quit the game.]] The fact that she had been sick since early in the game and was practically wasting away also factored in her decision, and it was surprising she hung in there for so long.
* Kathleen Sleckman of ''Micronesia'' also quit the game, but it was a good thing she did...she was having a nervous breakdown.
* ''Fiji'' actually had a contestant who quit before the season even began. Melissa [=McNulty=] dropped out the night before filming started because she was having panic attacks, leaving ''Fiji'' to start with an odd number of players (the only season, so far, to do so).
* In ''Nicaragua'', [=NaOnka=] and [[OneSteveLimit Purple Kelly]] both quit - the first time that ''two'' people quit ''in a row'' and on the ''same episode''. Jeff was visibly disgusted by their lack of endurance, and put their torches on display at Tribal Council for the rest of the season. The rules have since changed to prevent players without serious issues from quitting; instead preferring for them to [[SuicideByCop just ask to be voted out if they weren't in any danger of dying.]]
* Mention must be made of Brandon's exit from ''Caramoan'' as he was having an emotional meltdown, daring his tribe to vote him out and being a hair's breadth away from assaulting another player. In the midst of talking him down, Jeff did hold an impromptu vote to make his SuicideByCop official, but it's unlikely production would have allowed him to keep playing anyway.
* Dana leaving in ''Philippines'' was technically a quit, since she was too sick to continue but the medical team wouldn't pull her out because it wasn't life-threatening.
* Colton leaves early ''again'' in ''Blood vs. Water'', this time simply saying that he's miserable and that he isn't fitting in with his tribe - though tribemates state that he was acting like this even ''before'' events didn't go in his favor, and that he's simply griping because they're not accomodating his strategy (he wants "chaos", as he puts it; while they actually want to be nice and civil to each other and make their month in the wilderness relatively pleasant). Jeff, who already has "needless quitting" as a BerserkButton, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech is unwilling to take his shit this time]].
* In ''Cagayan'', Lindsey quit after arguing with Trish due the latter helping Blindside Cliff and didn't want to assault Trish.
* In ''San Juan del Sur'':
**Julie quits because of missing her boyfriend and to avoid being ThePawn for Jeremy's alliance.
** "San Juan del Sur", sisters So-Kim and Do-Kim leave before the start of filming due to So-Kim failing the medical test, resulting in an uneven starting ratio of male vs. female contestants.
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* ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' (US)
** The threat of being "evacuated" has been cited by contestants several times, the first being Steve & Dave in Season 4. Dave wrenched his knee badly while doing a glacier trek on the first episode, and rather than allow the show's medics the chance to declare him unfit to continue, he declined medical attention. It was, it turns out, badly enough damaged that he required surgery to repair it once he got home. Despite that, they made it several more legs before they were eliminated.
*** It seems that, unless they're in risk of dying, like when Bopper was disqualified at the beginning of Season 24, the Race's policy is to let team decide whether or not to keep going. In Season 22, Dave tore his Achilles tendon, and desperately needed surgery to even walk, yet was allowed to keep running the Race until they finally dropped out at the beginning of the fifth leg.
** Jim and Marsha during Season 5 nearly missed the very first flight of the game after Jim tripped on the run from the starting line to their baggage for the first clue and tore his knee open in the fall. The airlines refused to let him board without getting medical attention first, and the time it took to get to the first aid center and back nearly made them too late to board.
** As for the quitting, there was Marshall & Lance, who simply stopped during a task in Egypt in season 5. In this case, there was also a knee injury involved, but they did quit rather than being removed from the Race for medical reasons.
** In Season 15, Maria & Tiffany chose to quit when they were unable to complete either Detour choice.
** As already mentioned, Dave & Connor had to drop out of Season 22 due to Dave's injury, making them the only team to drop out when they already weren't in last place and about to be eliminated anyway.
** Meanwhile, there usually is at least one Mercy Kill per season. Season 2 had three Mercy Kills, including two legs in a row.
** Mercy Kills were administered in both Season 1 and 4's finales, with Bill & Joe and David & Jeff not even making it to the Final Destination city before the race ended.
** Similar to the Mercy Kill is the Field Elimination, which happens when a team is unable to complete a task (or unwilling to quit), so Phil goes out to eliminate them on the course. It happened twice on Season 16.
*** One of the most famous was in Season 6, where Lena and Kristy were field eliminated by Phil in the field after spending ''ten hours'' unrolling hay bales for a clue. (They weren't eliminated until two hours after the final team checked in.)
** Season 15's Zev & Justin are the only team to officially be ejected, when they lost one of their passports, and were therefore unable to continue on the race.
*** Season 13's Toni & Dallas also would have been ejected from the game for losing their passports in Moscow, that is had they not lost all their money as well. Instead, they were subject to a Field Elimination.
*** Season 21s James & Abba also lost a passport in Moscow, but were saved by a non-elimination leg and allowed to run (and lose) the next leg thanks to it also taking place in Moscow.
** In Season 18, Mel & Mike recounted after their final episode they were told by the medical team to end the task they were doing (searching around in mud during the Japanese winter) because they both had hypothermia. The only other team behind them finished the task and made it to the Pit Stop before producers told Mel & Mike to do the same to be eliminated.
** In Season 23, Chester & Ephraim hit not one, but three delayed flights on their way into Portugal, getting in long after night had fallen and the other teams had checked in. It took them so long, Phil met them at the airport to eliminate them.
** In Season 26, Bergen & Kurt couldn't drive stick shift, so they abandoned their car - only to arrive at a task that required a car to complete. After finishing a penalty, they tried to get to their next destination via train, only to get hopelessly lost. They wound up going to a train station and waiting there until Phil came out to eliminate them in the field.
* In Season 3 of ''Series/AmericasGotTalent'', the Russian Bar Trio had to withdraw due to injury. This injury led to Donald Braswell re-entering the competition and later making it to the final 5.
* ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel''
** In the middle of the second episode of season 3, the girls received an envelope eliminating Magdalena, no explanation given.
** In season 5, during the makeover, Cassandra was frustrated that her hair was cut very short. Tyra was still not pleased and asked to cut her hair even shorter, to which Cassandra refused - and quit the show.
** Season 9 saw Ebony decide to leave after she was chosen over Ambreal, citing Modelling wasn't for her.
** Season 10 saw Kimberly walk out of judging before the first evaluation because she had trouble focusing due to the suicide of a friend.
** Terra was ejected from the game in episode 3 of season 15 right after TheMakeover because she treated her ExpositoryHairstyleChange as a TraumaticHaircut and the judges (Mr. and Ms. J) found it very unprofessional.
** Ondrei quits in the early episodes of season 16 because she can't keep her focus on the competition due to her dead brothers..
** Angelea was disqualified in the finals of the All-Star season for (at the time) unspecified reasons.
** In the US vs UK season, Louise stormed out of panel because of judge Kelly Cutrone telling her to get her attitude in check. It's worth noting that the two fought during the photo shoot as well. Louise chose not to come back. Near the finale, Alisha did what Ebony did in season 9 when she she was chosen over [[NamesTheSame that season's Eboni]]. She quit because she doesn't want to be the EliminationHoudini.
** In cycle 21, Romeo was disqualified for headbutting another contestant while drunk.
* ''Series/AmericanIdol''
** In season 11, Jermaine Jones was disqualified after making it to the top 12, when it was revealed to the producers that he had more than one outstanding arrest warrant under other names.
** Season 1 had a contestant disqualified for lying about his age (he made it to the semi-finals before he was discovered)
** Season 2 had two contestants disqualified for criminal pasts, despite one contestant disclosing it to Idol and him being acquitted of said charge laid against him.
** Season 5 had twins that were disqualified for identity theft.
** Chris Golightly from Season 9 was disqualified for having a record contract at the time of his audition (the rules state that if you have a previous deal, it ends right then and there)
* ''Series/TheApprentice'' (UK)
** In the first season Adele quit the show, claiming that she couldn't stay due to a family emergency. Sir Alan Sugar allowed her resignation to stand, but didn't really believe the reason she gave, and thought she was just trying to pull the "You can't fire me because I quit!" card before she could get axed due to her horrific track record in the contest.
** In Season 3, Ifti effectively quit in the second week because he couldn't handle being away from his family.
*** Jadine from the same season was a similar case; she was arguably the frontrunner for much of the season despite her incredibly abrasive attitude, so it came as a shock when she suffered a complete breakdown in the second-last task because she was missing her daughter, at which point she basically gave up. Sugar was initially going to fire Lohit that week, but got rid of Jadine instead once it became clear that she was in no condition to continue.
** Adam from Season 5 quit prior to the show even starting. He filmed the beginning vignettes and was seen in the group shot of them crossing the bridge, only to drop out less than a day before the start of actual filming.
** Raleigh from Season 6 quit between the first and second tasks after his brother was severely injured while serving with the British Army.
** Adam was sent home from the first ''Junior Apprentice'' season after he came down with a virus, and was deemed not to be in a fit state to continue.
* ''Series/TheApprentice'' (US)
** In season 3, Verna attempted to quit the show halfway through the second task because she was too stressed out, but Donald Trump's adviser Carolyn chased after her and persuaded her to return. Verna stayed on until the end of the task, at which point she quit anyway.
** In season 6 (the Los Angeles season), Michelle quit during the third Boardroom session. She had grown tired of sleeping in a tent, she was an outcast within her team, and she said she would probably get fired that episode anyway.
** In ''Celebrity Apprentice 1'', Vincent Pastore quit the show after a massive fall-out with Piers Morgan.
** Khloe Kardashian got thrown out of ''Celebrity Apprentice 2'' when Trump found out that she had a DUI conviction, and had taken a break from her community service assignments to do the show. Dennis Rodman had also been fired the previous episode for his constant drinking, though that more directly affected his performance in the tasks.
** Michael Johnson withdrew from ''Celebrity Apprentice 3'' due to an implied family emergency.
** The last civilian season gave us Anand, who- in a relatively rare occurrence for reality TV- was [[CheatersNeverProsper expelled for cheating]]. During the sixth task, in which he was project manager, he sent out a bunch of text messages to his friends in an attempt to sell chariot rides. Nobody responded, but his team won anyway. Trump eventually found out about it, and it hit the fan at the start of episode 9. When confronted about the texts, Anand actually ''lied right to Trump's face'', saying that he hadn't sent any, only coming clean when Trump read some of them aloud to everyone else. His elimination still technically counts as a firing, but as it's safe to say it wouldn't have happened were it not for the texts, it counts as this as well.
*** Anand was actually the second Non Gameplay casualty from that task. The first came in episode 7, when it turned out that Mahsa had blabbed to the men's team about how much money the women had made, prior to the boardroom for that task. When it was brought up in the boardroom, Mahsa tried to claim that she had only said it in response to opposing team-member Clint telling her what the men had made. This led to Clint and the other guys storming back into the boardroom and calling Mahsa a liar, which was backed up by ''Mahsa's own team-mates''. This finally caused Mahsa to go crazy, drop a ClusterFBomb at Trump, and then accuse the other candidates of conspiring against her. Trump said that Mahsa was either a complete idiot or totally disloyal, and sent her packing.
** ''Celebrity Apprentice 4'' had two withdrawals. The first was when Jose Canseco had to leave in the fifth episode, after discovering that his seriously ill father had just days to live. The second saw [=NeNe Leakes=] storm off the show for initially unspecified reasons; Trump called her later in the episode, at which point she basically accused him of having a hard-on for fellow contestant Star Jones, and told him to go fuck himself.



* ''SAS: Are You Tough Enough?''
** Somewhat TruthInTelevision as the whole point of the show is that SAS training is ''supposed'' to be so tough that most folk can't cope with it, but the second season is worthy of particular note as so many people quit or retired injured that it wasn't until the semi-final that the "normal" elimination procedure had to be brought into play at all. More amusingly, the very first episode of season one had contestants undertake an only moderately difficult walk in the Scottish mountains. Several contestants, including a former fitness champion, simply wandered off and went home.

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* ''SAS: Are You Tough Enough?''
**
Enough?'': Somewhat TruthInTelevision as the whole point of the show is that SAS training is ''supposed'' to be so tough that most folk can't cope with it, but the second season is worthy of particular note as so many people quit or retired injured that it wasn't until the semi-final that the "normal" elimination procedure had to be brought into play at all. More amusingly, the very first episode of season one had contestants undertake an only moderately difficult walk in the Scottish mountains. Several contestants, including a former fitness champion, simply wandered off and went home.



* ''Sims Big Brother'' and ''Big Brother Sim Edition'':
** In season 4, Johnny had a family emergency and had to leave; but he did come back and made it to fourth place.
** In season 6, Gary had a heart attack and had to be evacuated within week two. Keri ''almost'' left, but decided not to.
** In ''Sim Edition 2'', Melissa left and let Pepper continue in her place.
* ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' (US; evacuations)
** Season 2, in which contestant Michael accidentally passed out in the fire from a freak gust of wind and suffered burns to his face and hands.
** Again in Season 12, Bruce was eliminated from the game due to severe constipation.
** Gary "Papa Smurf" Strikesky was evacuated in ''Fiji'' because he was having trouble breathing as a result of an allergic reaction to bug bites.
** ''Two'' people were actually removed due to injury in ''Micronesia'' (aka ''Fans vs. Favorites''). Jonathan Penner was removed due to a [[{{Squick}} horrible puncture wound on his knee]] that [[NauseaFuel was actually shown on TV]]. Shame, since he was playing better that season. In another moment of {{Squick}}, James was removed from the game for having a really terrible injury to his finger, but he could at least serve in the Jury. He was seen as reeling in an IV to Tribal Council.
*** And to make matters worse, several ''other'' players had some rather bad things happen to them. There was a rumour that Chet Welch may have actually been evacuated due to a piece of coral that was stuck in his foot had he not been voted out when he was. (Meaning they likely voted him out knowing he'd get evacuated -- had they picked someone else, they would have lost two.)
** Joe was removed in ''Tocantins'' for a life-threatening infection in his leg. It is likely that this was why the show used a "Final Two, Jury of Seven" endgame as opposed to the "Final Three, Jury of 7-9" that the show has been more fond of using in recent years.
** ''Samoa''. Mike (about 62 years old) had incredibly-low blood pressure and almost passed-out in front of the medics. And this happened in the ''second episode'' -- the earliest someone has ever been evacuated from the game. Later, Russell S. fell unconscious in a challenge and was found to have blood pressure ''even lower than Mike's'' (when he was around 20 years younger). Fans even pointed out signs of Jaundice.
*** Perhaps the CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming was when Russell insisted that he get sent back to the game, Jeff was actually pleading him to stop. Jeff is not even that medical-savvy, and he was worried for Russell's life.
*** On top of all that, Ben might've been evacuated if he hadn't been voted out- he admitted in an interview that he tore a ligament in his leg.
** The first person removed from ''One World'', Kourtney, jumped the wrong way during the first Immunity Challenge and landed on one of her hands, breaking her wrist. Notable for a non-gameplay elimination being the ''first'' elimination from the game.
*** Happened again just before the merge, when Colton was evacuated due to suspected appendicitis. It's not entirely clear what happened after that, though it seems Colton's sickness turned out not to be as serious as it appeared.
** Shamar in Caramoan was evacuated in episode 4 after getting sand in his eye. Medical deemed that it would be worse if he stayed, as he could've gotten a corneal abrasion. Later on, Erik Reichenbach was evacuated shortly after the tribal council where Brenda Lowe was voted out, as he was totally spent and his body couldn't take the game anymore.
** While not evacuated for medical reasons, Terry Deitz in ''Cambodia'' had to be pulled from the game when he heard the news of his son in the hospital. It has been confirmed that he had no choice but to go home, even if he wanted to stay for some crazy reason.
** Caleb Reynolds was evacuated in episode 4 due to dehydration. Shame, since he [[TookALevelInKindness Took A Level In Kindness]] since his stint on [[Series/BigBrother Big Brother]]. Neal was also evacuated shortly after the merge due to an infection in his leg, similar to Jonathan Penner and Joe Dowdle.
* ''Survivor'' (US; quitting)
** The most famous was Osten in ''Pearl Islands''. He claimed that his body was shutting down, but nobody believed him and said that it was because he just couldn't take it anymore. (Well, he ''did'' barter away all his clothing except for his boxers...) lt was somewhat clear Osten wasn't fitting in on the show -- in a past episode, while his fellow tribe members had fun with a nearby pelican, his reaction was to ''glare at it'' and ''sharpen his machete''.
** ''All-Stars'' had two people voluntarily quit the game. Jenna Morasca was actually ''highly'' justified, as her mother was undergoing treatment for cancer and she received some "bad vibes". Turned out, [[TearJerker her mother died eight days later.]] Susan Hawk, meanwhile, left after feeling violated following an immunity challenge where a naked Richard Hatch had unintentionally or deliberately rubbed his body up against hers. They've since made peace.
** Janu Tornell of ''Palau'' quit the game, and she actually was the first to attempt it as a gameplay maneuver -- everyone else on the Koror tribe was mocking her and constantly belittling her. She obviously wasn't going to be leaving anytime soon, since their main target was Stephenie [=LaGrossa=] (the true outsider and the only Ulong member left). So in order to [[ThanatosGambit "throw a wrench in their works", she voluntarily quit the game.]] The fact that she had been sick since early in the game and was practically wasting away also factored in her decision, and it was surprising she hung in there for so long.
** Kathleen Sleckman of ''Micronesia'' also quit the game, but it was a good thing she did...she was having a nervous breakdown.
** ''Fiji'' actually had a contestant who quit before the season even began. Melissa [=McNulty=] dropped out the night before filming started because she was having panic attacks, leaving ''Fiji'' to start with an odd number of players (the only season, so far, to do so).
** In ''Nicaragua'', [=NaOnka=] and [[OneSteveLimit Purple Kelly]] both quit - the first time that ''two'' people quit ''in a row'' and on the ''same episode''. Jeff was visibly disgusted by their lack of endurance, and put their torches on display at Tribal Council for the rest of the season. The rules have since changed to prevent players without serious issues from quitting; instead preferring for them to [[SuicideByCop just ask to be voted out if they weren't in any danger of dying.]]
** Mention must be made of Brandon's exit from ''Caramoan'' as he was having an emotional meltdown, daring his tribe to vote him out and being a hair's breadth away from assaulting another player. In the midst of talking him down, Jeff did hold an impromptu vote to make his SuicideByCop official, but it's unlikely production would have allowed him to keep playing anyway.
** Dana leaving in ''Philippines'' was technically a quit, since she was too sick to continue but the medical team wouldn't pull her out because it wasn't life-threatening.
** Colton leaves early ''again'' in ''Blood vs. Water'', this time simply saying that he's miserable and that he isn't fitting in with his tribe - though tribemates state that he was acting like this even ''before'' events didn't go in his favor, and that he's simply griping because they're not accomodating his strategy (he wants "chaos", as he puts it; while they actually want to be nice and civil to each other and make their month in the wilderness relatively pleasant). Jeff, who already has "needless quitting" as a BerserkButton, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech is unwilling to take his shit this time]].
** In ''Cagayan'', Lindsey quit after arguing with Trish due the latter helping Blindside Cliff and didn't want to assault Trish.
** In ''San Juan del Sur'', Julie quits because of missing her boyfriend and to avoid being ThePawn for Jeremy's alliance.
*** "San Juan del Sur", sisters So-Kim and Do-Kim leave before the start of filming due to So-Kim failing the medical test, resulting in an uneven starting ratio of male vs. female contestants.



** In the third season, Jake was railing against everyone involved since the first time he was sent to an Elimination Challenge. The ''second'' time he was sent to it, [[RageQuit he stormed out of the game]]. Mike, who had gotten eliminated just before, took his place in the Elimination Challenge and won his way back into the game.
*** Earlier, Jake had attempted to invoke this by [[IShallTauntYou trying to provoke Mike into hitting him]]. It didn't work.

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** In the third season, Jake was railing against everyone involved since the first time he was sent to an Elimination Challenge. The ''second'' time he was sent to it, [[RageQuit he stormed out of the game]]. Mike, who had gotten eliminated just before, took his place in the Elimination Challenge and won his way back into the game.
*** Earlier, Jake
game. He had previously attempted to invoke this by [[IShallTauntYou trying to provoke Mike into hitting him]]. It didn't work.



* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' (a scripted parody of elimination games)
** First Season:
*** The police come for [[spoiler: Izzy]], who flees into the woods, effectively quitting the game, although the episode's preceding events suggest that she would probably have been voted off anyway.
** Second Season:
*** One contestant quits the game because his secret alliance with [[spoiler:one of the show's staff]] was eating away at his conscience.
*** {{The mole}} is ejected by Chris (who had brought him back just to sabotage the others) after being found out by other contestants.
** Third Season:
*** [[spoiler: Ezekiel]] is thrown out of the plane by Chris and manages to sneak back into the competition in the same episode, only to get voted off normally.
*** [[spoiler: Duncan]] quits the game after refusing to sing as required by that season's rules.
*** [[spoiler: Harold]] quits to maintain his honor after losing the challenge for his team.
*** [[spoiler: Izzy]] is taken by the (presumably) Canadian military in order to harness her new-found superintelligence.
*** [[spoiler: Sierra]] is kicked out by Chris after accidentally [[spoiler:''blowing up the airplane'']] and putting the whole show at risk.
** Fourth Season:
*** [[spoiler: Anne Maria]] quits after finding a huge diamond [[spoiler: (or so she thinks)]] and deciding that the game and prize money had become irrelevant.
** Fifth Season
*** [[spoiler: Cameron]] quits in order to get away from Sierra, who had latched onto him as a Cody replacement; but due to that week's twist, he remains and instead [[spoiler: gets moved to the villain's team]].
*** [[spoiler: Duncan]] is arrested after [[spoiler: blowing up Chris' cottage.]]
** Sixth Season
*** [[spoiler: Ella]] is eliminated after [[spoiler: singing after Chris told her not to do so anymore]].
*** [[spoiler: Scarlett]] is eliminated after [[spoiler: attempting to blackmail Chris in to giving her the $1 million dollars or she would let everyone die on an island set to self-destruct]].
*** [[spoiler: Max]] is eliminated after [[spoiler: Chris decides he cannot bear anymore evil contestants]].
** The SpinOff, ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace''
*** [[spoiler:Devin and Carrie]] are given the option of quitting due to the former's extreme injury, and take it. Since they made it to the Final Four, they are also allowed to pick a team ([[spoiler:Geoff and Brody]]) to replace them.
*** [[spoiler:Sanders and [=MacArthur=]]] were also given the choice to quit when the former broke her arm, but declined it; [[spoiler:Crimson and Ennui]] almost quit due to an existential crisis, but rallied each other and came back just in time to finish that leg of the race.
** [[FanFic Fan Works]]
*** ''[[FanFic/LegacyTotalDrama Legacy]]'', a "[[WhatIf what if]]" story based on Season 1, has three non-gameplay eliminations: the first [[spoiler:dies violently]]; the second quits because he [[HeroicBSOD can't cope with the trauma]] of [[spoiler:having a friend slain]] before his eyes; and Chris declares the third unfit to continue after said contestant enters a period of severe mental instability.


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* In the First Season, the police come for [[spoiler: Izzy, who flees into the woods, effectively quitting the game, although the episode's preceding events suggest that she would probably have been voted off anyway]].
* Second Season:
** One contestant quits the game because his secret alliance with [[spoiler:one of the show's staff]] was eating away at his conscience.
** {{The mole}} is ejected by Chris (who had brought him back just to sabotage the others) after being found out by other contestants.
* Third Season:
** [[spoiler: Ezekiel]] is thrown out of the plane by Chris and manages to sneak back into the competition in the same episode, only to get voted off normally.
** [[spoiler: Duncan]] quits the game after refusing to sing as required by that season's rules.
** [[spoiler: Harold]] quits to maintain his honor after losing the challenge for his team.
** [[spoiler: Izzy]] is taken by the (presumably) Canadian military in order to harness her new-found superintelligence.
** [[spoiler: Sierra]] is kicked out by Chris after accidentally [[spoiler:''blowing up the airplane'']] and putting the whole show at risk.
* In the Fourth Season, [[spoiler: Anne Maria]] quits after finding a huge diamond [[spoiler: (or so she thinks)]] and deciding that the game and prize money had become irrelevant.
* Fifth Season
** [[spoiler: Cameron]] quits in order to [[spoiler:get away from Sierra, who had latched onto him as a Cody replacement]]; but due to that week's twist, he remains and instead [[spoiler: gets moved to the villain's team]].
** [[spoiler: Duncan]] is arrested after [[spoiler: blowing up Chris' cottage.]]
* Sixth Season
** [[spoiler: Ella]] is eliminated after [[spoiler: singing after Chris told her not to do so anymore]].
** [[spoiler: Scarlett]] is eliminated after [[spoiler: attempting to blackmail Chris in to giving her the $1 million dollars or she would let everyone die on an island set to self-destruct]].
** [[spoiler: Max]] is eliminated after [[spoiler: Chris decides he cannot bear anymore evil contestants]].
* The SpinOff, ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace''
** [[spoiler:Devin and Carrie]] are given the option of quitting due to a major injury, and take it. [[spoiler:Since they made it to the Final Four, they are also allowed to pick a team (Geoff and Brody) to replace them.]]
** [[spoiler:Sanders and [=MacArthur=]]] were also given the choice to quit [[spoiler:when the former broke her arm]], but declined it;
** [[spoiler:Crimson and Ennui]] almost quit due to an existential crisis, but rallied each other and came back just in time to finish that leg of the race.
* [[FanFic Fan Works]]
** ''[[FanFic/LegacyTotalDrama Legacy]]'', a "[[WhatIf what if]]" story based on Season 1, has three non-gameplay eliminations: the first [[spoiler:dies violently]]; the second quits because he [[HeroicBSOD can't cope with the trauma]] of [[spoiler:having a friend slain]] before his eyes; and Chris declares the third unfit to continue after said contestant enters a period of severe mental instability.
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*** [[spoiler:Sanders and MacArthur]] were also given the choice to quit when the former broke her arm, but declined it; [[spoiler:Crimson and Ennui]] almost quit due to an existential crisis, but rallied each other and came back just in time to finish that leg of the race.

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*** [[spoiler:Sanders and MacArthur]] [=MacArthur=]]] were also given the choice to quit when the former broke her arm, but declined it; [[spoiler:Crimson and Ennui]] almost quit due to an existential crisis, but rallied each other and came back just in time to finish that leg of the race.
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** Caleb Reynolds was evacuated in episode 4 due to dehydration. Shame, since he [[TookALevelInKindness Took A Level In Kindness]] since his stint on [[Series/BigBrother Big Brother]].

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** Caleb Reynolds was evacuated in episode 4 due to dehydration. Shame, since he [[TookALevelInKindness Took A Level In Kindness]] since his stint on [[Series/BigBrother Big Brother]]. Neal was also evacuated shortly after the merge due to an infection in his leg, similar to Jonathan Penner and Joe Dowdle.
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** Caleb Reynolds was evacuated in episode 4 due to dehydration. Shame, since he [[TookALevelInKindness Took A Level In Kindness]] since his stint on [[Series/BigBrother Big Brother]].
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