History Series / TheChase

4th Aug '16 7:53:19 PM YuushaFan
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** The higher offer is higher for a reason. Questions are much harder, and many contestants trip up on these questions. And the Chaser is two steps behind you to start off. Contestants rarely survive the higher offer Personal Chase. The U.S. version took this UpToEleven and added a rare SUPER offer on a few occasions, which is usually double the high offer, but puts the Chaser right behind the player (meaning just one wrong answer will be enough to get him/her caught unless the Chaser gets a question wrong; the player also has to get 7 questions right to bank the money). However, nobody has yet accepted the challenge of the Super offer.

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** The higher offer is higher for a reason. Questions are much harder, and many contestants trip up on these questions. And the Chaser is two steps behind you to start off. Contestants rarely survive the higher offer Personal Chase. The U.S. version took this UpToEleven and added a rare SUPER offer on a few occasions, which is was usually double the high offer, but puts put the Chaser right behind the player (meaning just one wrong answer will would be enough to get him/her caught unless the Chaser gets got a question wrong; the player also has had to get 7 questions right to bank the money). However, Throughout the show's run, nobody has yet accepted the challenge of the Super offer.
3rd Aug '16 6:30:39 PM YuushaFan
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* FlawlessVictory: The American ''Chase'' upped their stakes with "Super Offer" in 2014 that will always be 6-figures (and can go up to $250,000), but this also counts as SchmuckBait due to placing the player on the step directly in front of The Beast's starting position, which is how this trope comes into play because such a scenario means a wrong answer will end their game unless The Beast answers wrong as well.

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* FlawlessVictory: The American ''Chase'' upped their stakes with "Super Offer" in 2014 that will would always be 6-figures (and can could go up to $250,000), but this also counts counted as SchmuckBait due to placing the player on the step directly in front of The Beast's starting position, which is how this trope comes came into play because such a scenario means meant a wrong answer will would end their game unless The Beast answers answered wrong as well.



* LargeHam: Mark is the most expressive of the Chasers, and his face contorts to a very obvious display of disappointment if he missed a question he thinks he knows. He's much more of a ham on the U.S. version, sometimes pounding his desk when he loses.

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* LargeHam: Mark is the most expressive of the Chasers, and his face contorts to a very obvious display of disappointment if he missed a question he thinks he knows. He's He was much more of a ham on the U.S. version, sometimes pounding his desk when he loses.lost.
3rd Aug '16 6:26:39 PM YuushaFan
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An American adaption, with Mark Labbett (promoted as "[[RedBaron The Beast]]" as opposed to his real name) as the single Chaser and Brooke Burns hosting has been picked up by GSN. Changes are limited to a 3 man team, a $5,000 a question cashbuilder, occasional six-figure "Super Offers"[[note]](If invoked, The Beast offers the player an even higher offer than the "one step closer to the danger" option; however, the player has to answer ''seven'' questions correctly without getting caught to bank their cash, and a single wrong answer = caught and thrown out if The Beast doesn't get any questions wrong..)[[/note]], and a Live StudioAudience. It is now in its fourth series. It's also seen in Britain on the Challenge channel, where it's billed as ''The Chase USA''.

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An American adaption, with Mark Labbett (promoted as "[[RedBaron The Beast]]" as opposed to his real name) as the single Chaser and Brooke Burns hosting has been was also picked up by GSN. Changes are were limited to a 3 man team, a $5,000 a question cashbuilder, occasional six-figure "Super Offers"[[note]](If invoked, The Beast offers offered the player an even higher offer than the "one step closer to the danger" option; however, the player has had to answer ''seven'' questions correctly without getting caught to bank their cash, and a single wrong answer = caught and thrown out if The Beast doesn't didn't get any questions wrong..)[[/note]], and a Live StudioAudience. It is now in its fourth series.was cancelled two episodes into it's fifth season, with the network claiming that it was too expensive to continue producing. It's also seen in Britain on the Challenge channel, where it's billed as ''The Chase USA''.



* NintendoHard: The questions can often be ''brutally'' difficult compared to other game shows. Amplified by the fact The Chase gives ''far'' lower amounts of money than other game shows unless the players go for the even harder high offers, especially the "Super" Offers on the U.S. version, which require a 7-answer FlawlessVictory to just stay in the game if taken (unless the Chaser misses a question).

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* NintendoHard: The questions can often be ''brutally'' difficult compared to other game shows. Amplified by the fact The Chase gives ''far'' lower amounts of money than other game shows unless the players go for the even harder high offers, especially the "Super" Offers on the U.S. version, which require required a 7-answer FlawlessVictory to just stay in the game if taken (unless the Chaser misses missed a question).



* SchmuckBait: Those United States "Super Offers" that start at a guaranteed $150,000 and go up are really tempting, but anyone who takes this is asking to be eliminated unless they are as smart as the Chaser due to there being no room for error on this ruleset [[note]](Barring the Chaser getting any questions wrong, the player must answer 7 questions right without giving a single wrong answer)[[/note]]. So far, no one has accepted the "Super Offer". And even if they do get it, they still need to win the Final Chase or this is all for naught.

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* SchmuckBait: Those United States "Super Offers" that start started at a guaranteed $150,000 and go went up are were really tempting, but anyone who takes took this is was asking to be eliminated unless they are were as smart as the Chaser due to there being no room for error on this ruleset [[note]](Barring the Chaser getting any questions wrong, the player must had to answer 7 questions right without giving a single wrong answer)[[/note]]. So far, Throughout the US show's five-season run, no one has accepted the "Super Offer". And even if they do get did go for it, they still need needed to win the Final Chase or this is it was all for naught.



* TakeThat: On the US version, Mark chastises a contestant for not knowing what 2^3 + 3^3 is (even though the contestant got it right). Even though Mark is a maths genius, he downsizes the contestant further saying "My second grade students should know that. If they don't, I'll have words with them."

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* TakeThat: On the US version, Mark chastises chastised a contestant for not knowing what 2^3 + 3^3 is (even though the contestant got it right). Even though Mark is a maths math genius, he downsizes downsized the contestant further saying "My second grade students should know that. If they don't, I'll have words with them."
14th Jun '16 4:18:38 AM Adept
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''The Chase Australia'' began airing on Australia's Seven Network in September 2015. The Australian version is hosted by Andrew O'Keefe and features Anne Hegerty and local Chasers Matt Parkinson, Issa Schultz, and Brydon Coverdale. Each correct answer in the cash-builder round earns $2,000.

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''The Chase Australia'' began airing on Australia's Seven Network in September 2015. The Australian version is hosted by Andrew O'Keefe and features Anne Hegerty and local Chasers Matt Parkinson, Issa Schultz, and Brydon Coverdale. Mark Labbett joins the lineup in 2016. Each correct answer in the cash-builder round earns $2,000.
14th May '16 11:27:44 AM misawadaichi
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** However, as noted by a couple chasers, sometimes they are better off this way as an earlier, stronger contestant who just had a stroke of bad luck in their personal chases is better than a later contestant who didn't do well in their cash builder and thus would fall apart in the final chase so that the team can go home with something.
9th May '16 4:54:47 AM Adept
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** Season 2 Episode 38, Australian version: Nick marks history as the first Australian player to win with a one-man team. Even more impressive is the fact that he's facing the Governess, whose very page information stated that she's never been defeated by a one-man team before.



* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: Mark Labbett is not present in any of the Australian version's promotional images, even though he's one of the chasers. Probably justified as he's not a part of that roster until 2016.
9th May '16 12:52:17 AM Adept
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* BigEater: Mark, according to Bradley and Brooke's intro gags.

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* BerserkButton: The easiest way to drive the Chaser up the wall, during the Individual Chase rounds, is to get the correct answer after admitting that you have no idea what the answer is. Especially if it happens for all the rounds, and especially still if you're playing for the Top Offer.
* BigEater: Mark, according to Bradley Mark "The Beast" Labbett is a large man, and Brooke's intro gags.as such is subject to jokes about his equally large appetite during the Chasers' introduction.
5th May '16 2:00:44 AM Adept
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* GeekPhysique: "Supernerd" Issa Schulz has a lanky figure that Andrew O'Keefe frequently compares to a pencil, stick insect, etc.
23rd Apr '16 6:53:11 PM Adept
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* TheNarcissist: Discussed. During the introduction of the Chasers, Adrew O'Keefe enjoys pointing out how much Brydon "The Shark" Coverdale is in love with himself.

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* TheNarcissist: {{Narcissist}}: Discussed. During the introduction of for the Chasers, Adrew O'Keefe enjoys pointing out how much Brydon "The Shark" Coverdale is in love with himself.
23rd Apr '16 6:51:47 PM Adept
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* TheNarcissist: Discussed. During the introduction of the Chasers, Adrew O'Keefe enjoys pointing out how much Brydon "The Shark" Coverdale is in love with himself.
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