History YMMV / SurvivalOfTheFittest

26th Nov '17 12:15:05 PM MariavelVarella
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* CargoShip: Burton Harris ([[spoiler: Actually Ken Lawson.]])'s obsession with weed crosses into this territory.
26th Nov '17 11:45:15 AM MariavelVarella
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* CargoShip: Kouji Ginsenshi and his soup.
25th Nov '17 4:28:40 PM SethCrimson
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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Anastasia Arcadia in [=TV2=], who was already divisive with her over-the-top quirky hedonist persona, and either won readers over or lost them completely when she went off the deep end.
* CargoShip: As an officially canonical example from Virtua, no less: Sycanus Appletin and her teddy bear are... rather close. At one point she is shown making out with it.
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Second Chances.
** Evo can easily invoke this. The characters have no friends, some people get permanently and horribly mutilated before the game even starts and even if they win, there's a chance if their change was too great they'd never let them go home and they'd be an experiment forever.
** ''SOTF-TV'' is an inversion, in that the LighterAndSofter comedic elements caused some handlers to feel less concern for the characters.
* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: Second Chances, again, as reusing old characters who were mostly handled by the same writers, combined with the same basic plotline as SOTF Main, limited its novelty value for a lot of readers. It wasn't helped by most of the characters coming from V4, the version that took place just before Second Chances, which meant that most of the characters had just been seen in action a few months ago.
** Second Chances 2, on the other hand, has subverted this trope magnificently, with a more diverse cast and vastly improved activity. The fact that most of the returning characters are covering ground that was unexplored by their previous incarnations combined with the very high bar for quality has made it one of the most praised minis in recent years.
* MemeticBadass: From SOTF-TV you have [[MemeticMutation Jared Fuckin' Clayton]], a previous winner who was enlisted as a mentor for one of the teams. He serves as this in-universe as well.
* MemeticMutation: "Put Blaine back in the barrel", coined after Blaine Eno got stuffed in a barrel early in [=SC2=], only to escape and go on to do [[NightmareFuel very bad things]].
** [[Webcomic/HiimDaisy "YOU SAYIN' JAY LIKES DUDES?!"]] tends to get shouted out whenever there's any hint that [[ArmoredClosetGay Jay Harland]] may not be straight.
* MoralEventHorizon: Blaine Eno's [[ColdBloodedTorture horrific torture]] of Michael Crowe.
* PortmanteauCoupleName: In [=TV2=], the couple Vahka Basayev and Regina Aston is referred to OOC as [[{{IncrediblyLamePun}} Vagina]].
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Second Chances and Virtua both seem to have gotten some of this treatment as overall versions; Second Chances 2 has been much more active and well-received than [=SC1=], and Virtua's epilogue provided closure and some striking FridgeHorror regarding the setting, which elevated it somewhat.
* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: The original Second Chances was plagued with severe activity issues and had a fairly poor reception, throwing the idea of a sequel into question. When Second Chances 2 came around, it was an instant success, with an incredibly active cast and a lot of action and interesting character concepts right out of the gate. Within one in-game day, [=SC2=] had almost as many total posts as the ''entirety'' of [=SC1=]!
25th Nov '17 3:56:55 PM SethCrimson
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10th Nov '17 12:18:53 PM KamiKaze
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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Jerry Fury as a parody of early SOTF can either be seen as a hilarious take on old character tropes and attitudes or an unfunny character that falls into the trappings of those very same tropes.
** [[AxCrazy Iasbel Ramirez]] tends to be considered either a great homage to killers from the earlier versions, or making the same mistakes that made those characters less than interesting in the first place.

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Jerry Fury as a parody of early SOTF can either be seen as a hilarious take on old character tropes and attitudes or an unfunny character that falls into the trappings of those very same tropes.
** [[AxCrazy Iasbel Isabel Ramirez]] is intended to be a throwback to V3 style {{Sadist}}s, which makes her polarizing on premise. She tends to be considered either a great homage to killers from the earlier versions, versions while being an illustration of [[TropesAreTools how to do such tropes correctly]], or making the same mistakes that made those characters less than interesting in the first place.place by being over the top with her bloodthirsty characterization.
9th Nov '17 9:15:46 AM Slamexo
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** [[AxCrazy IasbelRamirez]] tends to be considered either a great homage to killers from the earlier versions, or making the same mistakes that made those characters less than interesting in the first place.

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** [[AxCrazy IasbelRamirez]] Iasbel Ramirez]] tends to be considered either a great homage to killers from the earlier versions, or making the same mistakes that made those characters less than interesting in the first place.
9th Nov '17 9:15:21 AM Slamexo
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** [[AxCrazy IasbelRamirez]] tends to be considered either a great homage to killers from the earlier versions, or making the same mistakes that made those characters less than interesting in the first place.
28th Oct '17 2:46:25 AM TheFox
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* HypeBacklash: A lot of older characters that used to be rather well-regarded have not held up very well upon being re-read years later.


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* VindicatedByHistory: In comparison to the HypeBacklash described above, some characters from early versions who were quickly forgotten were praised upon being re-discovered by the handlers. Examples of this include Jeremy Torres from v1 and Huy Tran from v2.
18th Oct '17 3:40:12 AM TheFox
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* MemeticBadass: Huy Tran is jokingly referred to as "The Savior of v2" for killing [[NauseaFuel Sam]] [[NightmareFuel Sorenson]].
** Bryan Calvert, not only for his time on-island that often resembled an action movie, but for being arguably the best-written character in v2. [[spoiler: To date, he is still considered one of the site's best winners.]]


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* SophomoreSlump: v2 is widely considered to be the worst of the main versions due to severe inactivity issues, very uneven quality with the average leaning towards poor, and a large amount of unlikable and gimmicky characters.


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** Second Chances 2, on the other hand, has subverted this trope magnificently, with a more diverse cast and vastly improved activity. The fact that most of the returning characters are covering ground that was unexplored by their previous incarnations combined with the very high bar for quality has made it one of the most praised minis in recent years.
16th Oct '17 5:25:13 AM Slamexo
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** [[Webcomic/HiimDaisy "YOU SAYIN' JAY LIKES DUDES?!"]] tends to get shouted out whenever there's any hint that [[ArmoredClosetGay Jay Harland]] may not be straight.
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