History Roleplay / SurvivalOfTheFittest

14th Jan '18 10:32:56 AM Zarina
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As of March 2010, [=SOTF=] also has a [[http://s1.zetaboards.com/SOTF_Mini/index/ spin off site]], known as [[Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittestMini [=SOTF=] Mini]], geared towards faster games and newer writers, as well as being the site for 'official' larger-scale AlternateUniverse [=RPs=]. SOTF-TV 2 has concluded, and character registrations for Second Chances Version 2 have opened.


As of March 2010, [=SOTF=] also has a [[http://s1.zetaboards.com/SOTF_Mini/index/ spin off site]], known as [[Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittestMini [=SOTF=] Mini]], geared towards faster games and newer writers, as well as being the site for 'official' larger-scale AlternateUniverse [=RPs=]. SOTF-TV 2 has concluded, and character registrations for Second Chances Version 2 have opened.
V2 has passed its halfway point, and The Program V3 is in its prologue and planning stage.
14th Jan '18 10:07:16 AM Zarina
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Version 6 is entering its final stretch, and planning for Version 7 has opened.


Version 6 is entering has concluded and its final stretch, and planning for epilogue is on the way. Version 7 has opened.
7's pregame is now open.

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* TakeThatKiss: Fiyori Senay gives one to Min-jae Parker [[spoiler:during their final fight in endgame.]]
20th Dec '17 2:02:54 PM Slamexo
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* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Nate Turner and Tyler Yazzie both qualify, each the youngest of a plethora of boys. Nate has four older brothers, whilst Ty has six.
3rd Dec '17 3:17:34 PM Zarina
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* {{Expy}}: Some of the characters are blatant clones of either past SOTF characters (such as Gabriel Theobaldt for Oliver Dodd) or characters from Battle Royale (such as Mariavel Varela for Mitsuko Souma).


* {{Expy}}: Some of the characters are blatant clones of either past SOTF characters (such as Gabriel Theobaldt for Oliver Garry Dodd) or characters from Battle Royale (such as Mariavel Varela for Mitsuko Souma).

* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: Oliver Dodd's shattered leg is fully healed after a shock from his juiced-up taser-equipped cane. Simply put, there is no way this would actually work.


* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: Oliver Garry Dodd's shattered leg is fully healed after a shock from his juiced-up taser-equipped cane. Simply put, there is no way this would actually work.

* {{Expy}}" Melina Frost and Gabriel Theobaldt are extremely similar to v2 characters Mariavel Varella and Oliver Dodd, respectively.


* {{Expy}}" Melina Frost and Gabriel Theobaldt are extremely similar to v2 characters Mariavel Varella and Oliver Garry Dodd, respectively.
26th Nov '17 7:43:15 PM MariavelVarella
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* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Poor, poor Callum Hadley gets ''fishhooks in both of his eyes'', courtesy of Johnny Lamika.]]
25th Nov '17 11:24:44 PM MariavelVarella
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* OffWithHisHead: Happens a few times, a notable example being when [[spoiler:Naoji Hideyoshi gets ''decapitated when somebody kicks a door closed on his neck''.]][[MadeOfPlasticine Yeesh]]...


* OffWithHisHead: Happens a few times, a notable example being when [[spoiler:Naoji Hideyoshi gets ''decapitated when somebody kicks a door closed on his neck''.]][[MadeOfPlasticine ]] [[MadeOfPlasticine Yeesh]]...
25th Nov '17 11:19:35 PM MariavelVarella
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* OffWithHisHead: Happens a few times, a notable example being when [[spoiler:Naoji Hideyoshi gets ''decapitated when somebody kicks a door closed on his neck''.]][[MadeOfPlasticine Yeesh]]...
25th Nov '17 6:23:58 PM TheFox
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As of March 2010, [=SOTF=] also has a spin off site, known as [[http://s1.zetaboards.com/SOTF_Mini/index/ [=SOTF=] Mini]], geared towards faster games and newer writers, as well as being the site for 'official' larger-scale AlternateUniverse [=RPs=]. SOTF-TV 2 has concluded, and character registrations for Second Chances Version 2 have opened.


As of March 2010, [=SOTF=] also has a spin off site, known as [[http://s1.zetaboards.com/SOTF_Mini/index/ spin off site]], known as [[Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittestMini [=SOTF=] Mini]], geared towards faster games and newer writers, as well as being the site for 'official' larger-scale AlternateUniverse [=RPs=]. SOTF-TV 2 has concluded, and character registrations for Second Chances Version 2 have opened.
25th Nov '17 4:22:30 PM SethCrimson
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[[folder:SOTF Mini: The Program]]
* AmbiguousDisorder: Charlie Pemberton, a character in [=PV3=]'s prologue, is described as someone who is going to therapy for anxiety. She is also a ShrinkingViolet, and appears to suffer from intrusive thoughts. It's heavily implied she has an undiagnosed disorder.
* AmericaTakesOverTheWorld: The premise behind ''The Program''. They've still got a long way to go, however.
* AngryBlackMan: ''The Program's'' Bryant Carver.
* AnythingThatMoves: ''The Program's'' Matthew Payne.
* BoomerangBigot: Dylan Walker from ''Program'' v2 is not half-black. She is "tanned". Do not bring this up.
* BoundAndGagged: [=PV3=]'s Prologue has Marion Williams, who ball gags and handcuffs herself to a gazebo in an impulsive decision to try self-bondage.
* BoringButPractical: Jessica Vogel and Melinda Schenn from ''Program'' v1 spend the majority of the game in the watchtower. Because there are no collars to track them and no danger zones to make them move, they can stay there as long as they want, and they block the only way in or out with a chair.
* BreakTheHaughty: Lenny Osborne, an unabashed racist who looks down on foreigners, [[spoiler: is betrayed by a teammate of his to a mixed-race girl who kills him. He never sees the face of his killer, but the double-crossing is still enough to sap his fighting spirit.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Brigadier General David Adams of ''The Program''. His antics include spontaneously breaking into the American national anthem during an announcement (when he's supposed to be reeling off who died), making bizarre jokes, contradicting himself midsentence and thinking out loud (both also in announcements). For all that, The Program was ''his'' idea, and given the setting, there's no possible way he can be an incompetent leader or tactician.
* CoitusEnsues: So, you're in a death game. You manage to handcuff yourself to a gazebo in a graveyard, leaving you defenseless. If you're Marion Williams, a character in [=PV3=]'s prologue, the first thing you do is, of course, seduce the girl who tries to help you.
* CreepyTwins: ''The Program's'' Sophie and Stephanie Mason.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''The Program'' is perhaps one of the darkest and most serious reditions of SOTF, even surpassing v1 and v2 in its [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism bleakness and hopelessness.]]
* DeathByFallingOver: Carolyn Senn in [=PV3=] falls down a set of stairs and dies [[WeHardlyKnewYe in the same in-game post she is introduced]].
* DeathSeeker: Early on in ''Program'' v2, after a first day consisting of robbery and attacking other students, Maxim Senders has a HeelRealization and decides to attempt suicide in this manner.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: ''The Program'' is pretty much based entirely on this trope. It's set in a militaristic, extreme nationalist version of [[{{Eagleland}} America]] TwentyMinutesInTheFuture. So, there's a fair amount of this. Most notably, as a result of their nationalist upbringings, many characters are to some extent xenophobic and treat "foreign" looking people not too kindly, which is most prominently seen with Japanese-American [[TheWoobie Marilyn Williams]] and AngryBlackMan Bryant Carver.
* DoesNotLikeMen: ''The Program's'' Chanel Mortimer.
* {{Eagleland}}: ''The Program'' is very much a Type 2, even though they'd say otherwise.
* EarAche: In ''Program'' v2, Dylan Walker gets her ear shot off by Maxim Senders in their first in-game thread.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: '''America''' Clara Fox, in ''Program'' V2.
* FamousLastWords: ''The Program'':
--> [[spoiler: ''Johan Luther:'']] "There is in fact no such thing as art for art's sake."
** From the same, [[spoiler: Logan Sorenson's]] last words, directed at the camera.
--> [[spoiler: "Logan Sorenson:"]] "[[AbusiveParents Dad]]... before I go, I just want you to know... [[{{Troll}} I know where you buried those hookers.]]"
* FieryRedhead: In ''Program'' v2, Marley Jenkins is a redhead who's also very... temperamental.
* TheGambler: Bailey Williams from Program V2 definitely qualifies. She has a tattoo of a red spade on the back of her neck, wears long red and black dresses and even set up a gambling group called "The Bloody Spades." This is only further reinforced when the first thing Bailey does when seeing someone else in the Program is offer a game of cards with them. WordofGod has confirmed that Bailey was based around the concept of a Lady Luck Persona.
* GenderBlenderName: [=PV3=]'s Charles "Charlie" Cade Jr. is, in fact, a girl. Her father didn't want to give her a different name.
* GentleGiant: Charlie Pemberton and Rodney Vasicek from [=PV3=]'s prologue are both [[ShrinkingViolet shy kids]] who happen to be upwards of six feet tall.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Damien Stone in ''Program V2'', after doubting whether his previous two kills were right or not, kills a third classmate, he has a full breakdown and resolves to change his ways. These thoughts are interrupted by another classmate shooting him in the back of the head.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Lenny Osborne]] from ''Program V2'' makes a suicidal attempt to rescue Frank Callahan, his teammate, from danger. The awful twist is that [[spoiler: Frank is collaborating with the murderer.]]
* ICallItVera: ''The Program'' has David Byrne's's pipe wrench Janice, and Megan Jacobson's weapons - Helmut Von Slappenstien and Winston Choppington.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Kami Steele of ''The Program''. Boy howdy, Kami. She tries her hardest to play, and while she does have a small body count, most characters she runs into don't take her seriously.
* InstrumentOfMurder: ''The Program'' had John Ferrara use, of all things, a banjo to beat Matthew Gourlay to a pulp.
* IWantMyMommy: Brigid Paxton in her first scene in ''The Program V2''
* KickTheDog: In ''Program'' v2, [[SmugSnake Brian Meyerhold Callison]]'s [[EstablishingCharacterMoment first thread in-game]] him treating a group of potential allies in a {{Jerkass}} manner, by hitting on Felicia [=LaChapelle=] when she's clearly not interested and snapping at the very sight of Gerald Lawson (who is Hispanic) for offering pie. His exit from the thread has him smash a Toys/{{Furby}}, utterly wrecking it. After this, he goes off to do much worse things.
* MadArtist: ''The Program's'' Madeline Harris, who is killing people to fill the gallery in her mind. She is very [[SerialKiller prolific]].
* MostAnnoyingSound: In ''Program'' v2, one of the characters gets a Toys/{{Furby}}. Needless to say, the potential for Furby-related annoyance has been lampshade hung in-universe.
* NightmareSequence: Louisa Bloom gets a fairly graphic one in her first post in ''The Program'' v2, which involves being called out on her anti-American beliefs, followed by being forced to execute her classmates and then her family at gunpoint, then being executed herself by her own mother.
* PimpedOutDress: In ''Program'' v2, Bailey Williams is wearing a floor-length red and black dress with 3-inch heels. Needless to say, the inappropriateness of this outfit choice for suddenly being on Program has been lampshade hung multiple times.
-->'''Conclusion''': *the rest of the conclusion is scoured out, apparently using the tip of some kind of blade* A dress? Heels? There is no conceivable way this is not going to end badly.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Many characters in ''The Program'' fit in some way or another. This is a JustifiedTrope, in that this is a setting based off of DeliberateValuesDissonance.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Clara Fox of ''Program'' V2 seems to think so.
* ScaryBlackMan: ''The Program's'' Bryant Carver.
* SlutShaming: In Program v2, this is a prominent part of Felicia [=LaChapelle=]'s backstory. WordOfGod states that she is supposed to be a {{Deconstruction}} of [[ReallyGetsAround promiscuous female characters]].
* TakeThatKiss: [[AnythingThatMoves Matthew Payne]] from ''The Program'' delivers one to [[spoiler:Luke Mendoza, after the latter fatally wounds him.]]
* {{Troll}}: In-universe examples would be Logan Sorenson of ''The Program''
* TroubledFetalPosition: In ''The Program'', Marilyn Williams does this in reaction to being thrown into the compound, under a bed, no less.
** In ''Program V2'', Dylan Walker spends most of her first thread in this position.
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: Maxim Senders in ''The Program V2'' wears an American Flag bandanna on his head.
* WithAFriendAndAStranger: Ashley Sydor and Jasmine Stone, both best friends and members of a young band, team up with Amanda White, a track team member who happened to cross their path very early.
* {{Yandere}}: After being abandoned by Shawn Bowe-Crooke, Robin Pounds responds by tracking him down specifically so she can [[IfICantHaveYou destroy him and anything he has ever loved]].
* YouCantFightFate: In ''The Program'', Durriken Lovel, as the youngest child of a Gypsy family is [[GypsyCurse cursed]] to have terrible luck. Of course, he's put in the Program.
* YourMakeupIsRunning: Happens to both Jasmine Stone and Felicia [=LaChapelle=] in their respective first in-game posts in the second version of ''The Program''.

[[folder:SOTF Mini: SOTF-TV]]
* ADateWithRosiePalms: ''SOTF-TV's'' Mae St. Clair on the first night of the island. Cesar Perdomo also did it on the second day.
* AfraidOfBlood: Will Brackenrig and Bella Bianchi in ''[=TV2=]''. [[IronicFear Ironically]], they both also happen to be SOTF fans. [[AllThereInTheManual According to her profile]], Bella is also AfraidOfNeedles.
* AnimalMotifs: In addition to the color theming like last season, the teams in [=TV2=] are named after animals (Amber Eagles, Bronze Bears, etc.)
* AttentionWhore: [=TV2=]'s Taylor [=DeVasher=] wants to be absolutely sure that the fandom remembers him, so he [[{{Crossdresser}} wears a]] ElegantGothicLolita dress [[GoingCommando without underwear]] and plays things up for the camera. [[spoiler:He gets killed by Vahka Basayev in short order.]]
* AutoErotica: Happens just offscreen in ''SOTF-TV'' pregame, between Amber Lyons and Sterling Odair.
* AxCrazy: While there are a fair portion of killers in ''SOTF-TV'', Harold Smythe is by ''far'' the most batshit out of the lot.
* BackedByThePentagon: An in universe example is present in ''SOTF-TV'', where it is a TV show backed by the Government to keep people entertained.
* BadassCape: Vahka Basayev's fanservice costume in [=TV2=].
* BringMyBrownPants: In ''SOTF-TV'', Bob Lazenby and Todd Hudson both engage in this after waking up on the island.
* CantTakeCriticism: Gene Steward from [=TV2=] left the drama club when he was criticized for his acting ability. He's also [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduced in pre-game]] by [[RageQuit ragequitting]] a {{MOBA}} he was playing because he wasn't doing so well and people were mocking him for it. [[FatalFlaw It's a theme.]]
* CausticCritic: [=TV2=]'s Asa Rosen has his own blog called "Garden of Thorns", and from what excerpts we see from it he doesn't show much kindness towards the topics covered. A fair amount of the IC bloggers and commenters also qualify.
* CharacterBlog: [[http://sotftv.blogspot.com/ Survival of the Snarkiest]], which is an in-universe Website/TelevisionWithoutPity style blog for ''SOTF-TV''.
* CloudCuckoolander: Nate Chauncey and April Stone from TV.
** Anastasia Arcadia from [=TV2=] proposes to her boyfriend, establishes the sovereign nation of Awesometonia, and changes into a PimpedOutDress in order to lead said nation, all in the first few minutes of her waking up.
* CombatPragmatist: ''[=TV1=]'''s Karen Ruiz is known for her kill style of sneaking up on people and shooting them from as far away as possible. This works out pretty well for her for the most part. [[spoiler:In fact, enough to get the ten kill release.]]
* CompanionCube: An odd example pops up in ''SOTF-TV'', with Shawn Morrison and a ''dead'' snake. For bonus points? He also uses it as an ImprovisedWeapon.
* CreatorsPet: Ferric Tam in [=TV1=] was an InUniverse example. He was the only student from Silver Dragon Academy on the Orange Team, whose mentor was a teacher from the same school. Said mentor's messages to his team consisted solely of building Ferric up as an incredible leader who would undoubtedly lead them to victory.
* CrypticBackgroundReference: Because in-universe SOTF has had [[LongRunner 64 seasons]] before [=TV1=], occasionally events in past seasons are alluded to. A good portion of these are explained [[AllThereInTheManual on the]] [[http://sotfmini.wikia.com/wiki/Official_SOTF-TV_Lore wiki]]. There is also a process to officially establish events in past seasons, as long as it's cleared by site staff.
* DeathBySex: [[spoiler:Sidney Rice and David Myerez]] have a hook up on the island. The next thread immediately after, both of them are killed by [[CombatPragmatist Karen Ruiz]].
* DepravedBisexual: SOTF-TV's Marvia Jones. See KickTheDog for elaboration. [[WordOfGay Her handler]] has confirmed her as such. Shortly after that incident, she teams-up with Harold Finston Smythe, [[AxCrazy by far one of the least stable characters on the island]].
* DestinationDefenestration: [[spoiler:Taylor [=DeVasher=]]] is pushed out a tower by [[spoiler: Vahka Basayev]].
* EatingTheEyeCandy: In ''SOTF-TV'', Zach Johnson to Mae's butt and Bobby Goldman to Amber's breasts.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Both from ''SOTF-TV'', Zachariah [[VideoGame/StarFox "Andross"]] Johnston, anyone? Not to mention Mae "Myfanwy" St. Clair.
* EvilLaugh: Harold Smythe in ''SOTF-TV'' when plotting about "saving" the other players.
* EyeScream: In TV2, [[spoiler:Davis Todd]] gets his eye gouged out by Gabriel Munez early on. This also happens to [[spoiler:Cathryn Bailey]] at the hands of Anastasia during the Endgame.
* FaceHeelTurn: Jacob Langston of ''SOTF-TV'' ditched his girlfriend and his former [[FriendsWithBenefits friend with benefits]] so that Zach Johnston could teach him how to kill... after discussing plans to escape with everyone only moments before.
* {{Fanservice}}: Everyone on the ''SOTF-TV'' island received Fanservice costumes in their packs.
* FanHater: InUniverse, Lukas Graves from [=TV2=] loathes SOTF fans almost as much as he hates the show itself.
* FemmeFatale: Surprisingly ([[{{Fanservice}} or not]]) this seems to be a fairly common tactic among female characters in SOTF-TV. Marvia Jones, Panya Bishara, Sidney Rice, and to some extent Odile Jones (no relation to Marvia) have all tried to use this sort of method, with varying degrees of success for each. According to [[CharacterBlog Survival of the Snarkiest]], this has happened quite a bit in previous seasons as well.
* FiveManBand: All of the teams in ''SOTF-TV'' to an extent.
* FriendsWithBenefits: Sterling Odair and Amber Lyons from TV, along with (apparently) Kevin Fielding with Jeanette Buendia, David Myerez with Sidney Rice, and Jacob Langston with Mikaela Warner. In the latter's case, the "benefits" part of the arrangement ended when Jacob got in a more serious relationship with Madelyn Conner.
* GeniusBruiser: Kevin Fielding is a 6'2", 235 pound bruiser who can easily toss people around (which proved fatal to [[spoiler:Bob Lazenby]]) and in artwork bears some resemblance to [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Gaston]]. He is also well read, familiar with classical music, a skilled fencer, and had plans to become a lawyer prior to SOTF-TV. He was working on a plan to unite the Silver Dragon students against their Detroit opponents and possibly the producers of SOTF-TV itself when [[spoiler:his collar was accidentally detonated]].
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: While not actually a queen for obvious reasons, the motif is there with Anastasia Arcadia. At first it was just her goofing off with her fanservice costume while trying to convince people not to fight, she has since undergone SanitySlippage into AxCrazy.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Taylor [=DeVasher=]]] in TV V2.
* {{Goth}}: ''[=TV2=]'' gives us major player Jewel Evans.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: [=TV2=]'s Nina Riddhi, who is also TheLadette. Though she's been trying to tone it down in more recent history.
* HeroicBSOD: After [[spoiler:her crush Caroline Leveson]] is shot and killed in front of her, Anzu Sakamoto slips into denial and believes she's just sleeping for an entire thread.
* HeroicWannabe: In [=TV2=] Nina Riddhi wants to do as many good deeds as possible before dying, and to [[FaceDeathWithDignity die with dignity]]. [[spoiler:Cathryn Bailey robs her of that opportunity by smothering her in her sleep.]]
* HulaAndLuaus: Played with in [=TV2=]. The Lānaʻi Resort is definitely themed after this... except it is in Oregon during the winter.
* HurricaneOfPuns: After throwing [[spoiler:Bob Lazenby]] into a tar pit, Kevin Fielding's internal narrative briefly fills with tar-related puns as he processes what just happened.
* ICallItVera: ''SOTF-TV'' had Skyler Thsani's crossbow, named David [[IncrediblyLamePun Bowie.]]
--> ''David? really?'' he scolded himself, ''Did you just name your crossbow? And what's more, did you name your crossbow David? As in [[DontExplainTheJoke David]] [[Music/DavidBowie Bow-ie?]] [[LampshadeHanging How the fuck did you come up with such a stupid pun on such short notice?]]''
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: In [=TV2=], this is Marcus Redder's main motivation. Unfortunately, he's not so good at not killing them.
* KickTheDog: Marvia Jones' first appearance in ''SOTF-TV'' was getting high, drugging another woman, having sex with her, and then beating her up before stealing her supplies.
** In [=TV2=], Vahka Basayev comes across his friend Marcus Redder. All's well and good, until he notices that Marcus shares a team with someone Vahka had previously fought with. [[DisproportionateRetribution Cue Vahka severely beating and mugging him.]]
* LighterAndSofter: ''SOTF-TV'' is generally considered to be a lot more light-hearted in tone in comparison to the main games and the other Minis, especially when compared to its immediate predecessor ''The Program''. The [[KillEmAll basic premise]] is the same, but a lot of elements (mostly relating to the reality TV aspect) allow more opportunities for humor.
* LittleDeadRidingHood: In [=TV2=] [[ShrinkingViolet Alice Young]] gets a Literature/LittleRedRidingHood costume as her fanservice outfit. In her [[http://s1.zetaboards.com/SOTF_Mini/topic/5419043/1/ starting oneshot]] she hangs a lampshade on the implications.
* LoveDodecahedron: Cesar Perdomo loves Odile Jones, who loves both him and Amber Lyons, who in turn loves both her and Sterling Odair. For bonus points, the latter three are bisexual, while the former is biromantic.
** We get another in [=TV2=]; Vahka Basayev and Pia Malone are FriendsWithBenefits. Vahka also has slept with Regina Aston. Dougie Sharpe was dating Pia and [[YourCheatingHeart cheated on her]] with Regina (the former and him broke up, but for unrelated reasons). You'll need a chart for this one.
* LoveTriangle: The most prominant one in ''SOTF-TV'' is the triangle of Shawn Morrison, Zachariah Johnston, and Mae St. Clair
* LoveMartyr:
** [=TV1=]'s Zachariah Johnston is well-known for his UndyingLoyalty to his childhood friend and crush, Mae St. Clair. It doesn't matter if she's more interested in Shawn Morrison, if she isn't a team mate, or if she is willing to exploit it. This reaches [[LoveMakesYouCrazy creepy]] [[{{Yandere}} extremes]] at times.
** In [=TV2=], Shawn Thornton looks out for his girlfriend Anastasia Arcadia, even as her SanitySlippage steadily progresses. He also doubles as a LivingEmotionalCrutch, as [[spoiler:Ana fully goes off the deep end once he's shot dead.]]
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Anastasia "AnArchy" Arcadia]] of [=TV2=] invokes this. As the game progresses, it's become increasingly clear she's actually a {{Deconstruction}}; it's heavily implied (and screamed by Ana herself [[FreakOut mid-breakdown]] at one point) that the quirky ethical hedonist persona is [[StepfordSmiler an attempt to cover up her own insecurities]].
* ManipulativeBastard: Odile Jones from ''SOTF-TV'' takes the cake.
* MyBelovedSmother: [=TV2=]'s Bella Bianchi has one of the StageMom flavor.
* PimpedOutDress: Anastasia Arcadia of [=TV2=] receives an elaborate ballgown as her costume. In addition, Taylor [=DeVasher=] and Bella Bianchi both get [[ElegantGothicLolita lolita outfits]] for theirs, with Taylor having the "goth" variety and Bella the "sweet".
* ProductPlacement: ''SOTF-TV'' gets a lot of endorsements InUniverse, due to it being a reality show. It reaches the point where one of the mentors has a habit of asking contestants to throw in a line to advertise Verizon.
* RapeByProxy: [[AttemptedRape Attempted]] ([[{{Squick}} thank god]]) in a notable scene in ''SOTF-TV''. There's a scene where Sterling Odair and Amber Lyons start to "get intimate", only for [[MomentKiller their mentor to interrupt humorously]]. It results in MoodWhiplash when Lou Becker, having seen everything, breaks in and tries to force them to continue. [[spoiler: only to get a hatchet to the face as a result.]]
* ScholarshipStudent: Mikaela Warner in ''SOTF-TV''.
* StepfordSmiler: David Myerez of SOTF-TV is heavily implied to be a Type A example.
* TokenWholesome: [[WordOfGod According to her handler]], [[CombatPragmatist Karen Ruiz]] is intentionally designed to be as unsexualized as possible, largely to avert common stereotypes about female villains in SOTF. While she does have a notable appearance that other people in-universe comment on, it's more... [[BadassLongcoat iconic]].
* {{Troll}}:
** Sidney Rice of [=TV1=] is infamous for intentionally provoking others with her crude, confrontational mannerisms and [[ImNotHereToMakeFriends competitive attitude]]. There's some overlap with TheTease, due to her exploiting her [[PlayboyBunny fanservice outfit]] [[FemmeFatale for what it's worth]]. [[{{Jerkass}} Needless to say, she isn't a nice person.]]
** Lukas Graves from TV 2 is an internet troll that specifically targets SOTF fan forums. This is because he hates the show and everything it stands for. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment His in-game introduction]] has him point out that putting him on the show only gives him more avenues to troll everyone.
** Asa Rosen decides to become this in [=TV2=] as protest for being put on the show. To be specific, he decides to become "the worst winner" imaginable by taking out anyone who has even the slightest potential to become a fan favorite, and generally doing things specifically to make the audience dislike him.
* UnusualEuphemism: [[AxCrazy Harold Finston Smythe]] in ''SOTF-TV'' tends to describe the act of killing someone as [[DeadlyEuphemism "saving"]] them.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: The mentors in ''SOTF-TV'', who occasionally give advice to the players. In terms of usefulness they range from actually pretty helpful to making CaptainObvious statements to not really all that helpful advice at all to ''suggesting the players advertise their product''.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Averted with Taylor [=DeVasher=] in ''SOTF-TV V2'', who runs around the arena wearing a gothic lolita dress and no underwear.
* YouAreTheNewTrend: It's been confirmed that people tend to copy fashion trends and so on of ''SOTF-TV'' contestants in-universe, largely due to it being a ImmoralRealityShow that's one of the few things on that's considered "good". [[http://sotf-tv.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-off-season-sotf-tv-pop-culture.html This]] blog post lists some examples from Season 65 ([=TV1=]).

[[folder:SOTF-TV Lore Seasons]]
* AbandonedHospital: Season 31 took place in an abandoned mental hospital as part of a horror theme.
* AmusementParkOfDoom: Season 13's Frontier Funland Wild West Park, Season 24's Jerusalem Land, Season 34's Cherry Acres Family Amusement Park, and Season 41's Tortuga Bay all seem like perfectly decent places to stay if it weren't for the ImmoralRealityShow aspect.
* TheBadGuyWins: Players and other villainous figures win fairly often, perhaps most notably and successfully with Season 3's Kenny Yamana. Kenny was the first villain to win a season and went on to become one of the most successful public figures after the fact.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Season 6's winner was Susan Moreau, an ActualPacifist who often got the [[StupidGood "Parker" label]]. When her twin sister killed her friends and boyfriend however... well, she cracked enough to repeatedly stab her to death. It's implied she [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone regrets it]], based off the mention that she's avoided the spotlight since her win.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Most cases of this are considered rather heinous by the fanbase; notable occurrences happened to Season 28's Erin Crawford (sister of the [=TV1=] mentor and Anti-SOTF protester Susan Crawford), and Season 51's winner Clara Hoffman.
* DarkHorseVictory: Season 48's winner, Rena Edwards, was considered this, as she spent the entire season hiding, uttering no lines on camera and interacting with no other contestants. She managed to win by sniping the last remaining student without the other girl even knowing she was there.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Every season has a few of these pop up InUniverse, especially in terms of who ends up being marketable during and after the season. Season 30's Julie Warner is a notable example, having retained popularity long after her season due to her acerbic wit and numerous quotes.
* EpicFail: Particularly poorly-received seasons are given the "Abysmal" rating; notable examples are Season 10, which saw most of its contestants die in the opening minutes and ended in a protracted, boring standoff, and Season 60, which ended with the vast majority of its contestants freed thanks to exploitation of a flaw in the collars.
* EvilTwin: Mary Moreau of Season 6, twin sister of winner Susan Moreau. Mary was the season's top killer, while Susan was a heroic figure.
* FemmeFatale: Several notable past contestants assumed this kind of persona, including Season 28 player Miami Schreiner and Season 45's winner Ivy Jain.
* HalloweenEpisode: Seasons 31 and 46 took place around Halloween, thus having an appropriate theme for both. 31 took place in an AbandonedHospital rumored to be haunted, while 46 was a Mexican village decorated with Halloween and Day of the Dead decorations.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Season 52's Dylan Calloway, who became famous for bludgeoning someone to death with a toaster. The out-of-character awards/reviews for ''SOTF-TV'' are called the Killer Toasters in honor of it.
* MadeOfIron: One of ''SOTF-TV'''s past winners was one Archibald "Archie" Stewart, who was this. Subverted slightly when he turned out to be wounded too badly to leave the arena (a shopping mall) under his own power, and nearly died in hospital.
* MemeticMutation: A few in-universe examples:
** One particular incident in Season 6 had Mary Moreau, the top player of the season, try to pretend to be her more pacifistic sister to win the favor of her friends. However, [[EpicFail she didn't realize that Susan had been with them the entire time]]. Said incident is referred to as "the twin switch fail", and there's a well-known StupidStatementDanceMix of the scene.
** Season 20 had a shot of Daisy Robinson hitting a girl over the head with a [[BatterUp baseball bat]] after being found in a bathroom stall. Because the position was great enough to see the girl's teeth go flying, it's frequently used as a reaction gif for unpleasant surprises.
** Erin Crawford's ColdBloodedTorture in Season 28 is this, partly because of how long and drawn out it was, as well as her killer's hammy delivery. [[DudeNotFunny Erin's sister wasn't amused.]]
* {{Pirate}}: Season 41's location, Tortuga Bay, was a pirate-themed amusement park, so there was a "treasure" gimmick and costumes to go with the theme. Surprisingly, many of the kids actually embraced it wholeheartedly.
* ShockingSwerve: In-universe, the ending of Season 48 was this. It ''looked'' like Maria King was about to win, but she suddenly got sniped by Rena Edwards, a girl who'd been hiding so well that she never interacted with anyone over the course of the game. Fans weren't pleased.
* StoutStrength: The same winner as in the MadeOfIron example was a very large man, a bit on the pudgy side but still very strong and a highly skilled wrestler. He ended up losing a good bit of the extra weight during his recovery.
** {{Kevlard}}: the official explanation why he was MadeOfIron.
* StupidGood: In-universe, the term "Parkering" is used to describe a variant of this trope where someone refuses to attack others even when it causes issues for them or their allies. This is named for Season One's winner, Brandon Parker, who spent much of the game hiding behind others, only for them to die because of his own actions. Season 33's winner, Lara Oliver, was considered another infamous example of this play style.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: A notable example happened InUniverse in Season 51. After watching her boyfriend die and being tortured by a racist and homophobic bully, eventual-winner [[{{Transgender}} Clara (formerly Cedric) Hoffman]] gave one to the bully before killing him.
* WeaponOfChoice: Several examples throughout the lore:
** Season 3's Kenny Yamana used a [[BatterUp baseball bat]].
** Season 14's Georgia "Hatchet" [=LaLourvey=] used a [[AnAxeToGrind hatchet]], as her nickname might suggest. Notable in that the hatchet was something of a meme in-universe for Georgia's misfortunes regarding it rather than a favored weapon.
** Season 31's Drake Godwin used a [[DropTheHammer hammer]] for most of his kills. Season 62's Jack Miller used a sledgehammer.
** Season 35's Tristan Kim used a [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]].
** Season 52's Dylan Calloway got famous for using a toaster as an ImprovisedWeapon.

[[folder:SOTF Mini: Second Chances]]
* AcademicAlphaBitch: Eris Marquis in [=SC2=].
* ActionDressRip: Miranda Millers does this around [=SC2=]'s first announcement.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Taken literally in the ''Second Chances'' mini with Carol Burke. In both incarnations it's mentioned that she has a habit of dyeing her hair various colors. While in her original v4 incarnation it was dyed black, in ''Second Chances'' she is described as having dyed [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair green hair]].
* AlternateUniverse: All of the Mini site games qualify to some extent, neither of them in the same continuity as the main site or each other. ''Second Chances'' takes it a step further, in that while the other Minis have original characters, it instead has characters from previous games returning in an alternate continuity.
* AnimalMotifs: Seagulls have come up a lot in [=SC2=], usually in the context of death scenes. It started with [[spoiler: Richard Ormsby's and Will Lohman's death thread, where seagulls ate Richard's corpse and tried to eat Will alive]], but it's since become somewhat of a dark RunningGag.
* AutoErotica: Happens offscreen in ''Second Chances'' pregame, between David Jackson and Nicole Husher.
* AxCrazy: It didn't take too long for Blaine Eno to attack his classmates. He's even [[SlasherSmile smiling]] as he does so.
* BlackComedy: Blaine Eno subjects Michael Crowe to some seriously awful and lengthy ColdBloodedTorture, [[spoiler:only to get interrupted by Simon Leroy, who decides to stop him. He and Michael end up killing Blaine, but Simon is so injured he dies in the same thread]]. The title of this thread? [[VideoGame/SurgeonSimulator2013 "Surgeon Simulator 2017"]].
* CareerEndingInjury: Damion Castillo in [=SC2=] gets shot in the knee, completely destroying his future as a soccer player.
* ColdBloodedTorture: In [=SC2=], Blaine Eno puts Michael Crowe though this.
* EyeScream: This happens to [[spoiler:Richard Ormsby]] posthumously. We get a graphic description of seagulls eating his dead body, including tearing out one of his eyes straight from the socket. Tina Luz also gets a tree branch in the eye, and later badly scratches the same eye due to pain and irritation caused by debris under the lid.
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: Sebastien Bellamy offers to help Miranda Millers with an injured leg, unaware that she got it from attacking someone else. [[spoiler:She ends up stealing his gun and shooting him to death in a panic-filled argument.]]
* FriendlessBackground: Adonis Alba from [=SC2=] ''used'' to have friends, but by the time of the abduction they had all cut ties with him on account of his [[{{Jerkass}} personality]].
* GoryDiscretionShot: The death of Nicole Husher in ''Second Chances'', wherein it is deliberately left unclear just what happened to her.
* GroinAttack: [[spoiler:Michael Crowe]] is the victim of a particularly nasty one in [=SC2=], courtesy of [[spoiler:Blaine Eno]].
** [[spoiler:Jay Harland]] recieves a bullet to the crotch from [[spoiler:Katarina Konipaski]].
* ICallItVera: Having returned for ''Second Chances'', Megan Jacobson named her stun gun [[Creator/NicholasSparks Nikoletta Sparks]], or Nicky for short.
** In Second Chances 2, Kasumi White names her baseball bat Bible Thumper as a play on her Christian faith.
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: In ''Second Chances'', this is how [[spoiler: Maria Graham kills Craig Hoyle]]
* LadySwearsALot: Jeanette Buendia in [=SC2=]. She can barely get through a sentence without throwing in an obscenity or two.
* LandMineGoesClick: How [[spoiler:Carol Burke]] meets her end in ''Second Chances''.
* MercyKill: Sophie [=McDowell=] to [[spoiler:Jeanette Buendia, at Jeanette's request after getting shot by a would-be player.]]
* MyGreatestSecondChance: In a meta sense, [[spoiler: Nick Reid, the winner of Second Chances.]]
* NakedOnArrival: Amanda White's first in-game appearance has her [[ShowerScene taking a shower]] after witnessing the tail-end of a fight. [[ShowerOfAwkward Jason Andrews walks in on her.]]
* NoodleIncident: According to a Sandbox thread, someone threw a cup of applesauce at [[AlphaBitch Miranda Millers]] during a school movie night in Freshman year. It's unclear ''how'' it happened, just that she was upset that her clothes were ruined.
* NothingIsScarier: [[spoiler: Nicole Husher's]] death.
* ThePollyanna: Keiji Tanaka from [=SC2=] retains the hope that he and his friends will be rescued and everything will be okay for far, ''far'' longer than most.
* PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler:Aaron Chalmers's]] death in [=SC2=], resulting from two groups with peaceful intentions being too suspicious of each other to talk face to face, and their panic and paranoia getting [[spoiler:Aaron]] shot.
* PummelingTheCorpse: Tina Luz violently attacks the corpse of [[spoiler:Blaine Eno]] in frustration upon the discovery that they had died by someone else's hand.
* StylisticSuck: One [=SC2=] [[DevelopingDoomedCharacters sandbox]] thread has Jay Harland working on a horror story about a demon-possessed child who kills people, starting with his mother in childbirth, and eventually [[invoked]][[{{Anvilicious}} becoming a war-mongering President]] when he grows up. Michael Crowe, upon having it described to him, actually thinks it's a parody. [[CantTakeCriticism Jay is not amused.]]
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Kyran Dean and Adonis Alba in [=SC2=] absolutely hate each other, but wind up aligning with each other on the island out of convenience.

[[folder:SOF Mini: Evolution]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: According to her profile, ''Evolution'' character Ashlie Jackson was one of these before coming to the island.
* BodyHorror: Many of the "powers" in ''Evolution'' fall into this. Some are pretty "standard" as powers go, such as [[ThePowerOfTheSun solar-powered]] SuperStrength and invisibility, "memory absorption", {{Telepathy}}, and [[ShockAndAwe control over electricity]], while others are pretty [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway pathetic]]. Others, however, include things such as mold growing from the mouth and a character developing cat-like claws that are poisonous. The most notable one, though, goes to Johnny Marsh's "power", in which his ''skin'' is invisible, but the rest of him (muscles, organs, etc.) ''aren't''. This, of course, means that his muscles are completely visible like an anatomical model. This receives a LampshadeHanging when the scientists puts a full-body scuba suit on him to avoid him scaring the other subjects and interfering with the research. And then there's Billy-Jay Clarke's death in which he suffers a power malfunction, causing his [[EyeScream eyes to catch fire and melt out of their sockets]]...
** [[spoiler:Not to mention what happens when Cavery is 'absorbed' by Dr. Botchi...]]
* FullFrontalAssault: Jay Harland pulled this off on Ashlie Jackson in ''Evolution'' as his practical solution to his nocturnal invisibility powers [[InvisibleStreaker not extending to his clothes]].
* {{Goth}}: Kiera [=McDonald=] from ''Evolution'' of the PerkyGoth variety
* HeWhoMustNotBeHeard: Joel Deitrick of ''Survival of the Fittest'': Evolution is notable for not speaking at all during his time on the island, his only lines of actual dialogue coming from flashbacks.
* PersonalityPowers: Despite the fact that the powers are completely randomized, some of the mutations in ''Evolution'' ended up coincidentally fitting the characters' personalities. The most notable example would be Cristo Ruiz, a drug addict, having hallucinogenic venom secreting from under his fingernails. Lampshade hung in his profile's conclusion:
--> '''Conclusion''': So the drug addict now secretes a hallucinogen. Hm.
* PlayingWithSyringes: What The Organisation does in ''Evolution'' to induce the superpowers in the students. The SuperSerum is a success, although the powers created have varying values of 'super'.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: ''Evolution's'' Kate Black and Taryn Gregory, to a tee.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: The ending of ''Evolution'' is that [[spoiler:there is no winner. Kate Black and Taryn Gregory make it to the end as the last two standing and both die from blood loss and dehydration.]]
* SuperSerum: Every single character in ''Evolution'' that takes part in the game gets their power via an injection of chemicals. Some of the powers are... questionably useful, though.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Most of the ''SOTF: Evolution'' powers.

[[folder:SOTF Mini: Virtua]]
* {{Acrofatic}}: Ramona Shirley in ''Virtua''. Described as being pudgy, she is also a star basketballer.
* AGlitchInTheMatrix: In ''Virtua'', there's a locked drawer in the Sheriff's office filled with used sheets of paper. But the programmers forgot to put any writing on them.
* AnAxeToGrind: ''Virtua's'' Vivian Cathwell receives a Native American tomahawk as a weapon, in keeping with the Wild West theme. [[spoiler: She later throws it at Julia Wilson, with the tomahawk embedding itself in her neck and killing her.]]
* AscendedFan: Katie Tanaka was a big fan of Western movies. Take three guesses as to what the background for ''Virtua'' is.
* AscendedFridgeHorror: The fluff for ''Virtua'' heavily implies that use of the game can result in serious physical and mental health effects. In addition, handlers speculated on whether the fact that none of the events are real changed how serious they were, as well as the possible DeathOfPersonality implications. [[spoiler:The Epilogue elaborates on this in the most horrific way: upon exiting the program, Rebecca Clark has a FreakOut when she slowly realizes that everything wasn't real and for entertainment. What's worse, she's not even who she believed she was; she wasn't a teenage girl but an adult man. Her reaction, once everything catches up to her, is to start harming herself. The epilogue ends with her player looking back on the game fondly, and wondering if he could bring a friend next time. The death tag confirms that this is pretty much a death scene.]] [[DownerEnding Yup.]]
* AxCrazy: To some extent, Simon Mattheson of ''Virtua'' could qualify.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Simon Leroy is a male example.
* CompanionCube: ''Virtua'' has Sycanus Appletin and Tobeyn, her teddy bear.
* CoupDeGrace: In ''Virtua'', [[spoiler:Delilah Rivers]] performs one on [[spoiler:Patrick Reynolds]] by stabbing him in the heart after she sliced through his abdomen.
* DreamCrushingHandicap / ICouldaBeenAContender: ''Virtua'' character Clarisse Huntingdon was gearing up to become a model in her backstory. However, in the same car accident that killed her friends she broke her nose, rendering her incapable of modeling
* EatingTheEyeCandy: There's ''Virtua's'' Brian Larke. There's a scene where he's trying not to look at Renee Murphy's hindquarters while she's trotting out of a house.
* GentleGiant: While mocking him for it has been hinted to be a BerserkButton of sorts for him, for the most part Michael "Big Mike" Gibraltar in ''Virtua'' has been described this way. He's about 6'3, weighs 225 pounds, plays hockey... and is actually pretty friendly, with a [[RealMenWearPink fondness for fashion and vampire romance stories]].
* {{Goth}}: Jaqueline "Cameo" Conroy from ''Virtua'' played straight to the stereotype
* HeWhoMustNotBeHeard: Simon Mattheson, who is also TheSpeechless.
* InfectiousInsanity: Sycanus Appletin in ''Virtua''. Shortly after she had an encounter with Simon Mattheson, she too started to hear voices.
* KickTheDog: Jacqueline "Cameo" Conroy from ''Virtua'' was perhaps the only person who Simon Mattheson could trust in their time in the game. She's somewhat okay with the fact that he's murdered four of her classmates; however, once she finds out that he's doing it specifically for ''her'', she cruelly abandons him, causing him to have a mental breakdown.
* ManInAKilt: Benny Lightfield from ''Virtua''. Definitely not of the fanservice flavor, though.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: As of the first announcement, Katie Tanaka has been planning this in regards to Simon Mattheson, and implicitly other major players.
* SassyBlackWoman: Ramona Shirley in ''Virtua''.
* TheSpeechless: Simon Mattheson in ''Virtua''. He has a severe social phobia, rendering him incapable of speech [[spoiler:until he bludgeons another character to death]].
* UnusualEuphemism: In Virtua [[GenkiGirl Katie Tanaka]] quickly developed the habit of calling players "bandits".
* WildWest: The setting for Virtua.
* WrongGenreSavvy: ''Virtua's'' Brian Larke believes that he is on a game show, and that there is some sort of monetary prize at the end. This would be sound reasoning... if he was in ''SOTF-TV''.
25th Nov '17 3:54:17 PM SethCrimson
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