History YMMV / Survivor

8th Jun '18 7:27:48 AM woddor
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** Brenda. [[LivingProp Pushed into the background for the first half of the season]] due to not really being relevant to the storyline for that time, she then takes part in some serious strategy by being a big factor in blindsiding Andrea. However, in the next episode, she wins the family visit reward challenge with her dad, and picks Dawn and her husband to go with her. Then she's given a SadisticChoice: either she and Dawn keep their visits, ''or'' Brenda can give up both of their visits in exchange for the other four players to receive a visit with ''two'' of their loved ones. She gives up their visits, upsetting Dawn, and she was thanked by her tribe. Unfortunately, Cochran realized what a threat she was, and when she didn't win immunity, teamed up with Dawn and Sherri to vote her off instead, and is sent home that same episode.

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** Brenda. [[LivingProp Pushed into the background for the first half of the season]] due to not really being relevant to the storyline for that time, she then takes part in some serious strategy by being a big factor in blindsiding Andrea. However, in the next episode, she wins the family visit reward challenge with her dad, and picks Dawn and her husband to go with her. Then she's given a SadisticChoice: either she and Dawn keep their visits, ''or'' Brenda can give up both of their visits in exchange for the other four players to receive a visit with ''two'' of their loved ones. She gives up their visits, upsetting Dawn, and she was thanked by her tribe. Unfortunately, Cochran realized what a threat she was, and when she didn't win immunity, teamed up with Dawn and Sherri to vote her off instead, and is sent home that same episode. However, her actions at the Final Tribal Council wiped away any and all sympathy for many fans.
4th Jun '18 8:34:54 PM costanton11
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* FandomBerserkButton: For the love of the Survivor gods, do not bring up the wins for [[Characters/SurvivorKaohRong Michele Fitzgerald]] and [[Characters/SurvivorHeroesVsHealersVsHustlers Ben Driebergen]] especially since the former's case had an outcry that [[EnsembleDarkhorse Aubry]] should have won instead and the latter ended up having to rely on three hidden immunity idols as well as a DeusExMachina at the final four to even get to the final three in the first place.
4th Jun '18 6:04:05 AM MummyGaGa
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** ''Blood vs Water'' can also be viewed as this due to Redemption Island returning to the season as well as fans fearing the loved ones twist would be a ScrappyMechaniac. However, the season was loved by a lot of people as Redemption Island was RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap, and the Blood vs. Water twist was a twist that made strategy much more interesting.

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** ''Blood vs Water'' can also be viewed as this due to Redemption Island returning to the season as well as fans fearing the loved ones twist would be a ScrappyMechaniac.ScrappyMechanic. However, the season was loved by a lot of people as Redemption Island was RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap, and the Blood vs. Water twist was a twist that made strategy much more interesting.
3rd Jun '18 3:39:48 PM MummyGaGa
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** Sebastion "Seabass" became this by the finale of Ghost Island, thanks to his poor performance in his final tribal council in which he doesn't use his extra vote despite it being his last chance to use it, generally not doing anything in the game at all, and unjustifiably getting mad Domenick in the finale for voting him off even when he was the one who tried to vote him off first.


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** Everybody in ''Ghost Island'' who is not Domenick, Wendell, Laurel, Donathan, Kellyn, or Michael can be considered this. Many of the pre-merge contestants such as Brendan, Stephanie, and James could have excellent strategists done the road while people like Jacob or Bradley could be interesting characters (though the latter could be more on the LoveToHate category). As for the contestants who actually made it to the merge, many of them were OutOfFocus despite being shown to be interesting characters in their Ponderosa videos. In fact, many people stated in post-game interviews that they believe that Sebastion would win this game which came across as an InformedAttribute. Even Chris who has plenty of screen time for being the merge boot can be considered this for reasons listed below.


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** Many fans wished that the rivalry between Chris and Domenick would have lasted a little longer therefore preventing what many fans believed a boring post-merge afterwards.
3rd Jun '18 5:47:37 AM MummyGaGa
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** Chelsea Townsend thanks to how OutOfFocus she was on the show,



** Almost happened in ''Ghost Island'', but thankfully averted. People began misusing nearly all the secret advantages, some people hogged the whole show while others shriveled in the sun, Kellyn annoying viewers by being shilled like no other, the very dull systematic purge of the Malolo who couldn't win jack shit giving way to two players gaining unstoppable momentum to the final three while their rivals simpered in the dirt and they were able to get rid of any remote threats to find their perfect jury goats, and one Immunity Challenge was won by technicality and IdiotBall. The shocking result at the finale, an unprecedented tie, is what truly saved it from being a flop. It also saw an astonishing moment where Domenick nearly considered surrendering his individual immunity just to go after his rival Wendell in a firemaking challenge and ensure his elimination would be at his hands, which is considered to be one of the most insane and original ideas anyone has ever had on the show, even though Domenick never followed through with it due to the extreme risk it came with.
2nd Jun '18 1:22:25 PM costanton11
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* NeverLiveItDown: The especially manipulative, deceitful, or heavy-handed contestants tend to get treated this way, [[{{In-Universe}} In-show]] and out, along with the WhatAnIdiot contestants.

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* NeverLiveItDown: The especially manipulative, deceitful, or heavy-handed contestants tend to get treated this way, [[{{In-Universe}} [[InUniverse In-show]] and out, along with the WhatAnIdiot contestants.
2nd Jun '18 9:19:32 AM MummyGaGa
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** Laurel from ''Ghost Island'' will forever be known as the idiot who took Wendell and Domenick (aka the two biggest threats on the season) to the end with her.
** Based upon the number of jokes about things maturing on ''Ghost Island'', you may be surprised that only one episode mentions things actually maturing on ''Ghost Island''. However, fans tend to act like a bunch of things were matured there.



*** Desiree convincing Malolo to burn the Malolo flag.



*** The tie at the final tribal council.
*** The shocking tiebreaker.

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*** The tie at the final tribal council.
*** The shocking tiebreaker.
council as well as the tie-breaker.
30th May '18 11:17:29 AM Maddoxsort
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** Almost happened in ''Ghost Island'', but thankfully averted. People began misusing nearly all the secret advantages, some people hogged the whole show while others shriveled in the sun, and one Immunity Challenge was won by technicality and IdiotBall. The shocking result at the finale, an unprecedented tie, is what truly saved it from being a flop. It also saw an astonishing moment where Domenick nearly considered surrendering his individual immunity just to go after his rival Wendell in a firemaking challenge and ensure his elimination would be at his hands, which is considered to be one of the most insane and original ideas anyone has ever had on the show, even though Domenick never followed through with it due to the extreme risk it came with.

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** Almost happened in ''Ghost Island'', but thankfully averted. People began misusing nearly all the secret advantages, some people hogged the whole show while others shriveled in the sun, Kellyn annoying viewers by being shilled like no other, the very dull systematic purge of the Malolo who couldn't win jack shit giving way to two players gaining unstoppable momentum to the final three while their rivals simpered in the dirt and they were able to get rid of any remote threats to find their perfect jury goats, and one Immunity Challenge was won by technicality and IdiotBall. The shocking result at the finale, an unprecedented tie, is what truly saved it from being a flop. It also saw an astonishing moment where Domenick nearly considered surrendering his individual immunity just to go after his rival Wendell in a firemaking challenge and ensure his elimination would be at his hands, which is considered to be one of the most insane and original ideas anyone has ever had on the show, even though Domenick never followed through with it due to the extreme risk it came with.
30th May '18 11:15:38 AM Maddoxsort
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** The twist at the end of ''Kaoh Rong'' that allowed the winner of a challenge to take a player off of the jury. It was criticized for diluting the concept of the game and robbing the jurors who have spent their time at Ponderosa a chance to decide a winner. Especially for Neal, who was pulled from the game and spent the most time at Ponderosa and was robbed of a vote, giving Michele the win over Aubry which has caused much of the internet to explode.]]

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** The twist at the end of ''Kaoh Rong'' that allowed the winner of a challenge to take a player off of the jury. It was criticized for diluting the concept of the game and robbing the jurors who have spent their time at Ponderosa a chance to decide a winner. Especially for Neal, who was pulled from the game and spent the most time at Ponderosa and was robbed of a vote, giving Michele the win over Aubry which has caused much of the internet to explode.]]
30th May '18 11:13:59 AM Maddoxsort
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** Almost happened in ''Ghost Island'', but thankfully averted. People began misusing nearly all the secret advantages, some people hogged the whole show while others shriveled in the sun, and one Immunity Challenge was won by technicality and IdiotBall. The shocking result at the finale, an unprecedented tie, is what truly saved it from being a flop. It also saw an astonishing moment where Domenick nearly considered surrendering his individual immunity just to go after his rival Wendell in a firemaking challenge and ensure his elimination would be at his hands, which is considered to be one of the most insane and original ideas anyone has ever had on the show, even though Domenick never followed through with it due to the extreme risk it came with.
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