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30th Oct '16 7:57:32 PM DesertDragon
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** Jessica Wild on season 2, who placed consistently high and won the previous challenge. Even Tatianna, who had just won the lipsync, was shocked that Jessica was eliminated.
** Willam's elimination was arguably the most shocking, as she is the only person to be disqualified for breaking the rules, even though she consistently did very well through the season and actually won the challenge in the episode where she was eliminated.
** Vivienne Pinay and Honey Mahogany's double elimination, as it was the first in the show's history.

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** Jessica Wild on from season 2, who placed consistently high and won the previous challenge. Even Tatianna, who had just won the lipsync, was shocked that Jessica was eliminated.
eliminated. Pandora Boxx's elimination shocked many as well since she had become a fan favorite.
** Willam's elimination in Season 4 was arguably the most shocking, as she is the only person to be disqualified for breaking the rules, even though she consistently did very well through the season and actually won the challenge in the episode where she was eliminated.
** Vivienne Pinay and Honey Mahogany's double elimination, elimination in Season 5, as it was the first in the show's history.



** This trope was inverted by Naomi Smalls and Chi Chi [=DeVayne=], also from Season 8. In the preseason promos, both queens gave the first impression that they'd be "filler queens" expected to be eliminated early. Instead, they both won a challenge each and placed higher than the three queens mentioned above, with Chi Chi reaching 4th place and Naomi making the Top 3. This is lampshaded by judge Michelle Visage, who admitted that she was not expecting the two of them to make it to the penultimate episode. Bob the Drag Queen and Kim Chi were always considered shoo-ins for the Top 3, but either Derrick, Thorgy, or Betty were expected to join them rather than Naomi.

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** This trope was inverted by Naomi Smalls and Chi Chi [=DeVayne=], also from Season 8. In the preseason promos, both queens gave the first impression that they'd be "filler queens" and many viewers expected them to be eliminated early. Instead, they both won a challenge each and placed higher than the three queens mentioned above, with Chi Chi reaching 4th place and Naomi making the Top 3. This is lampshaded by judge Michelle Visage, who admitted that she was not expecting the two of them to make it to the penultimate episode. Bob the Drag Queen and Kim Chi were always considered shoo-ins for the Top 3, but either Derrick, Thorgy, or Betty were expected to join them rather than Naomi.
30th Oct '16 7:51:00 PM DesertDragon
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** This trope was inverted by Naomi Smalls and Chi Chi [=DeVayne=], also from Season 8, both of whom were relatively unknown before the season and had been pegged by viewers as "filler queens," expected to be eliminated early. Instead, they both won a challenge each and placed higher than the three queens mentioned above, with Chi Chi reaching 4th place and Naomi making the Top 3. This is lampshaded by judge Michelle Visage, who admitted that she was not expecting the two of them to make it to the penultimate episode. Bob the Drag Queen and Kim Chi were always considered shoo-ins for the Top 3, but either Derrick, Thorgy, or Betty were expected to join them rather than Naomi.

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** This trope was inverted by Naomi Smalls and Chi Chi [=DeVayne=], also from Season 8, 8. In the preseason promos, both of whom were relatively unknown before queens gave the season and had been pegged by viewers as first impression that they'd be "filler queens," queens" expected to be eliminated early. Instead, they both won a challenge each and placed higher than the three queens mentioned above, with Chi Chi reaching 4th place and Naomi making the Top 3. This is lampshaded by judge Michelle Visage, who admitted that she was not expecting the two of them to make it to the penultimate episode. Bob the Drag Queen and Kim Chi were always considered shoo-ins for the Top 3, but either Derrick, Thorgy, or Betty were expected to join them rather than Naomi.
30th Oct '16 7:48:09 PM DesertDragon
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** Ongina from season 1 was eliminated after winning two challenges and placing high in the other two she competed in. This elimination was so hard the RuPaul had to actually step off set to think it through.
** Jessica Wild on season 2, who placed consistently high and won the previous. Even Tatianna, who had just won the lipsync, was shocked that Jessica was eliminated.
** Willam's elimination was arguably the most shocking, as she is the only person to be disqualified for breaking the rules, even though she consistently did very well in the challenges and actually won the challenge in the episode where she was eliminated.

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** Ongina from season 1 was eliminated after winning two challenges and placing high in the other two she competed in. This elimination was so hard the RuPaul that Creator/{{RuPaul}} had to actually step off set to think it through.
** Jessica Wild on season 2, who placed consistently high and won the previous.previous challenge. Even Tatianna, who had just won the lipsync, was shocked that Jessica was eliminated.
** Willam's elimination was arguably the most shocking, as she is the only person to be disqualified for breaking the rules, even though she consistently did very well in through the challenges season and actually won the challenge in the episode where she was eliminated.



*** Laila McQueen and Dax ExclamationPoint's double elimination in season 8 as well.

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*** Laila McQueen and Dax ExclamationPoint's [=ExclamationPoint=]'s double elimination in season 8 as well.



** From season 8, Acid Betty was eliminated after Snatch Game like Max, even though she had been high the first three weeks and safe week 4. Thorgy Thor had been high or safe every episode and was a fan favorite but was eliminated when she didn't even do poorly, she just didn't do as well as the other remaining queens. Derrick Berry's elimination wasn't shocking per se, but she was expected by many to make the Top 3 due to her fame as a Creator/BritneySpears impersonator, but unlike other {{celebrity impersonator}}s from the show, Derrick was unable to break out of her "Britney box," which led to a shockingly mediocre showing.
** This trope was inverted by Naomi Smalls and Chi Chi [=DeVayne=], also from Season 8, both of whom had been pegged by viewers as "filler queens" judging by the early promos and were expected to be eliminated early. Instead, they both won a challenge each and placed higher than the three queens mentioned above, with Chi Chi reaching 4th place and Naomi making the Top 3. This is lampshaded by judge Michelle Visage, who admitted that she was not expecting the two of them to make it to the penultimate episode. Bob the Drag Queen and Kim Chi were always considered shoo-ins for the Top 3, and either Derrick, Thorgy, or Betty were expected to join them.

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** From season 8, Acid Betty was eliminated after Snatch Game like Max, even though she had been high the first three weeks and safe week 4. Thorgy Thor had been high or safe every episode and was a fan favorite but was eliminated when she didn't even do poorly, she just didn't do as well as the other remaining queens. Derrick Berry's elimination wasn't shocking per se, but she was expected by many to make the Top 3 due to her fame as a Creator/BritneySpears impersonator, but unlike other {{celebrity impersonator}}s from the show, previous seasons, Derrick was unable to break out of her "Britney box," which led to a shockingly mediocre showing.
** This trope was inverted by Naomi Smalls and Chi Chi [=DeVayne=], also from Season 8, both of whom were relatively unknown before the season and had been pegged by viewers as "filler queens" judging by the early promos and were queens," expected to be eliminated early. Instead, they both won a challenge each and placed higher than the three queens mentioned above, with Chi Chi reaching 4th place and Naomi making the Top 3. This is lampshaded by judge Michelle Visage, who admitted that she was not expecting the two of them to make it to the penultimate episode. Bob the Drag Queen and Kim Chi were always considered shoo-ins for the Top 3, and but either Derrick, Thorgy, or Betty were expected to join them.them rather than Naomi.
30th Oct '16 7:11:58 PM DesertDragon
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* Ongina from season 1 of {{Series/RuPaulsDragRace}} was eliminated after winning two challenges and placing high in the other two she competed in. This elimination was so hard the RuPaul had to actually step off set to think it through.

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Ongina from season 1 of {{Series/RuPaulsDragRace}} was eliminated after winning two challenges and placing high in the other two she competed in. This elimination was so hard the RuPaul had to actually step off set to think it through.



** Willam's elimination was arguably the most shocking, as she is the only person to be disqualified for breaking the rules, even though she consistently did very well in the challenges.

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** Willam's elimination was arguably the most shocking, as she is the only person to be disqualified for breaking the rules, even though she consistently did very well in the challenges.challenges and actually won the challenge in the episode where she was eliminated.



** BenDeLa, a fan favorite and the first queen to win two challenges, being eliminate by Darienne Lake who had already lipsynced three times.
** Max and Katya in season 7. Max was the first queen to win two challenges but lost due to one slip up during Snatch Game. Katya had won or been high 6 of the 7 previous episodes and was a fan favorite to win.
** Acid Betty was eliminated after Snatch Game like Max, even though she had been high the first three weeks and safe week 4. Thorgy Thor from the same season had been high or safe every episode and was a fan favorite but was eliminated when she didn't even do poorly, she just didn't do as well as the other remaining queens.

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** BenDeLa, [=BenDeLaCreme=], a fan favorite and the first queen in Season 6 to win two challenges, being eliminate eliminated by Darienne Lake who had already lipsynced three times.
** Max and Katya in season 7. Max was the first queen to win two challenges in Season 7, but lost due to one slip up during the Snatch Game. Katya had won or been high 6 of the 7 previous episodes and was a fan favorite to win.
** From season 8, Acid Betty was eliminated after Snatch Game like Max, even though she had been high the first three weeks and safe week 4. Thorgy Thor from the same season had been high or safe every episode and was a fan favorite but was eliminated when she didn't even do poorly, she just didn't do as well as the other remaining queens.queens. Derrick Berry's elimination wasn't shocking per se, but she was expected by many to make the Top 3 due to her fame as a Creator/BritneySpears impersonator, but unlike other {{celebrity impersonator}}s from the show, Derrick was unable to break out of her "Britney box," which led to a shockingly mediocre showing.
** This trope was inverted by Naomi Smalls and Chi Chi [=DeVayne=], also from Season 8, both of whom had been pegged by viewers as "filler queens" judging by the early promos and were expected to be eliminated early. Instead, they both won a challenge each and placed higher than the three queens mentioned above, with Chi Chi reaching 4th place and Naomi making the Top 3. This is lampshaded by judge Michelle Visage, who admitted that she was not expecting the two of them to make it to the penultimate episode. Bob the Drag Queen and Kim Chi were always considered shoo-ins for the Top 3, and either Derrick, Thorgy, or Betty were expected to join them.
18th Oct '16 4:27:17 PM theoffice16
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* Ongina from season 1 of {{Series/RuPaulsDragRace}} was eliminated after winning two challenges and placing high in the other two she competed in. This elimination was so hard the RuPaul had to actually step off set to think it through.
** Jessica Wild on season 2, who placed consistently high and won the previous. Even Tatianna, who had just won the lipsync, was shocked that Jessica was eliminated.
** Willam's elimination was arguably the most shocking, as she is the only person to be disqualified for breaking the rules, even though she consistently did very well in the challenges.
** Vivienne Pinay and Honey Mahogany's double elimination, as it was the first in the show's history.
*** Laila McQueen and Dax ExclamationPoint's double elimination in season 8 as well.
** BenDeLa, a fan favorite and the first queen to win two challenges, being eliminate by Darienne Lake who had already lipsynced three times.
** Max and Katya in season 7. Max was the first queen to win two challenges but lost due to one slip up during Snatch Game. Katya had won or been high 6 of the 7 previous episodes and was a fan favorite to win.
** Acid Betty was eliminated after Snatch Game like Max, even though she had been high the first three weeks and safe week 4. Thorgy Thor from the same season had been high or safe every episode and was a fan favorite but was eliminated when she didn't even do poorly, she just didn't do as well as the other remaining queens.
12th Apr '16 4:56:06 PM PerfumePreppy
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** Olivia Rox (season 15).
22nd Feb '16 10:35:23 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** On the 2015 show, there was Bryan Clark. Not a particularly well known figure in wrestling but still one of the more experienced competitors, he and TagTeam partner Lio Rush being the first graduates out of Maryland Championship Wrestling's academy and quickly gaining the attention of Wrestling/{{CZW}}, Wrestling/RingOfHonor and of course "Tough Enough". Though only Clark was chosen for the show([[PrejudicedForPecs no surprises there]]) he consistently placed among the top rankings week after week...and then was eliminated for failing to learn the value of humility. No less than Wrestling/MickFoley and Wrestling/BookerT argued that it proved the contest was based more on popularity than any other merits.

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** On the 2015 show, there was Bryan Patrick Clark. Not a particularly well known figure in wrestling but still one of the more experienced competitors, he and TagTeam partner Lio Rush being the first graduates out of Maryland Championship Wrestling's academy and quickly gaining the attention of Wrestling/{{CZW}}, Wrestling/RingOfHonor and of course "Tough Enough". Though only Clark was chosen for the show([[PrejudicedForPecs no surprises there]]) he consistently placed among the top rankings week after week...and then was eliminated for failing to learn the value of humility. No less than Wrestling/MickFoley and Wrestling/BookerT argued that it proved the contest was based more on popularity than any other merits.
22nd Feb '16 10:33:24 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** A less shocking example, but still an example, was Derrick Bateman from Season 4. He was generally considered to be the best in ring technician of that season's rookies, his [[LargeHam over the top]] personality, and having the backing of [[BryanDanielson the best wrestler alive today]] made him the most consistently over. However, it's less of an example because he actually managed to make it to the final three, and the other two, Johnny Curtis and Brodus Clay, were considered to be fairly good as well, but many thought Bateman would last until the end.

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** A less shocking example, but still an example, was Derrick Bateman from Season 4. He was generally considered to be the best in ring technician of that season's rookies, his [[LargeHam over the top]] personality, and having the backing of [[BryanDanielson [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson the best wrestler alive today]] of his generation]] made him the most consistently over. However, it's less of an example because he actually managed to make it to the final three, and the other two, [[Wrestling/{{Fandango}} Johnny Curtis Curtis]] and Brodus Clay, Wrestling/BrodusClay, were considered to be fairly good as well, but many thought Bateman would last until the end.


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** On the 2015 show, there was Bryan Clark. Not a particularly well known figure in wrestling but still one of the more experienced competitors, he and TagTeam partner Lio Rush being the first graduates out of Maryland Championship Wrestling's academy and quickly gaining the attention of Wrestling/{{CZW}}, Wrestling/RingOfHonor and of course "Tough Enough". Though only Clark was chosen for the show([[PrejudicedForPecs no surprises there]]) he consistently placed among the top rankings week after week...and then was eliminated for failing to learn the value of humility. No less than Wrestling/MickFoley and Wrestling/BookerT argued that it proved the contest was based more on popularity than any other merits.
24th Jan '16 9:34:21 AM nombretomado
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* "StrictlyComeDancing" has at least one of these every season, especially with the onslaught of older contestants with two left feet in recent series. The latest (and possibly most shocking) example of this was the elimination of Jimi Mistry in week 6 of series 8. Whilst not the best dancer, he had gotten his best score of the series in that week and was easily one of the more enthusiastic contestants. However,he lost out to Michelle Williams who had been in the bottom two 3 times previously.

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* "StrictlyComeDancing" ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'' has at least one of these every season, especially with the onslaught of older contestants with two left feet in recent series. The latest (and possibly most shocking) example of this was the elimination of Jimi Mistry in week 6 of series 8. Whilst not the best dancer, he had gotten his best score of the series in that week and was easily one of the more enthusiastic contestants. However,he lost out to Michelle Williams who had been in the bottom two 3 times previously.
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