History YMMV / Survivor

17th Aug '17 6:30:18 AM MummyGaGa
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** Very few people expected Francesca Hogi to be in ''Caramoan'' despite the very first boot of her season.

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** Very few people expected Francesca Hogi to be in ''Caramoan'' despite (aka the very first boot of her season.first season) to be in ''Caramoan''.



** Jeff Varner and Kimmi Kappenberg being on ''Cambodia'' despite being pre-jury contestants on a season that happened over a decade ago.

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** Jeff Varner and Kimmi Kappenberg being on ''Cambodia'' despite thanks to them being pre-jury contestants on a season that happened over a decade ago.
17th Aug '17 6:29:17 AM MummyGaGa
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** Jeff Varner and Kimmi Kappenberg being on ''Cambodia'' despite being pre-jury contestanst on a season that happened over a decade ago.

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** Jeff Varner and Kimmi Kappenberg being on ''Cambodia'' despite being pre-jury contestanst contestants on a season that happened over a decade ago.
17th Aug '17 6:28:35 AM MummyGaGa
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* UnexpectedCharacter: Quite a few seasons with some returing players have few of these
** Amber Brkich was the least known castaway in ''All-Stars'' which makes ironic that she won that season.
** Very few people expected Francesca Hogi to be in ''Caramoan'' despite the very first boot of her season.
** It can be mildly surprising to see Kelley Wentworth on the ballot for ''Cambodia'' as she had little screen time, and was eliminated rather early in a pre-merge that is considered lackluster.
** Jeff Varner and Kimmi Kappenberg being on ''Cambodia'' despite being pre-jury contestanst on a season that happened over a decade ago.
** Sierra Dawn Thomas on ''Game Changers'' due to her being very OutOfFocus on her first season in which that season was often considered a SeasonalRot by many fans.
3rd Aug '17 10:44:14 PM TheGingerArtist
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*** Except it's more complicated than that. Unlike Sarah, Kelley was actually wanted by the fanbase, as she was voted back in by the fans who did see the potential she had. And not only that, Kelley's season was called "Second Chances", which is why the fanbase was more receptive to her gameplay as she was trying to make up for her lackluster first time. Sarah's season was called "Game Changers", which is why the fanbase was baffled by her inclusion, as she didn't play a particularly good game the first time around to warrant being a game changer. Especially not in comparison to other females players the fanbase enjoys, like [[BornWinner Sandra]], [[TheChessmaster Cirie]], and [[TheSmartGuy Aubry]], who she also took screen time from.
19th Jul '17 7:40:25 AM TotalDramaRox97
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** In Cambodia, Kelley Wentworth was seen as a questionable choice, but she lived up to the gameplay she promised and by the end she became a respected player by the fanbase. When Sarah Lacina was put in that same boat in Game Changers, she became TheScrappy
13th Jul '17 2:53:14 AM TroperNo9001
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* FanonDisContinuity: There is certain fans who tend to ignore everything that happens after All-Stars and love everything that involves the "old school" seasons of Survivor believing that the show was at it's best during that time.

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* FanonDisContinuity: FanonDiscontinuity: There is certain fans who tend to ignore everything that happens after All-Stars and love everything that involves the "old school" seasons of Survivor believing that the show was at it's best during that time.



** With [[FanNickname FanNicknames]] such as "pagonging", "ulonging", and "matsinging", people are very well aware of the fates of those three tribes.

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** With [[FanNickname FanNicknames]] {{Fan Nickname}}s such as "pagonging", "ulonging", and "matsinging", people are very well aware of the fates of those three tribes.
19th Jun '17 10:14:33 PM AmourMitts
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Generally each season has at least one of these, whether its a fan favorite knocking out the villain of the season, or a immunity streak.


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* RetroactiveRecognition: Rafe Judkins (Guatemala) went on to establish himself as a television writer for ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' and ''Series/AgentsOfShield''. Ditto John Cochran (South Pacific, Caramoan) for ''Series/TheMillers''. Chase Rice (Nicaragua) was already a NASCAR crew member but went on to have a career as a country singer post-Survivor. Jonathan Penner (Cook Islands, Micronesia, Philippines) appeared in bit parts in an episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' and an episode of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' '''before''' his stint on Survivor, and later went on to write and act for the 2017 Horror film ''Film/TheByeByeMan''.
26th May '17 3:38:00 PM MummyGaGa
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*** Some fans felt this way for the new tie vote rules in which there being no revote and they will automatically go to a discussion on who to vote out as they felt that the twist was rigged for huge idol finders.

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*** Some fans felt this way for the new tie vote rules in which there being no revote and they will automatically go to a discussion on who to vote out as they felt that the twist was rigged for huge idol finders. Come to the actual season, there was absolutely zero ties due to the fear of a lot of castaways having to go to rocks causing fans to believe that certain strategic elements were removed from the game such as attempting to split the votes and the possible risks that could with it such as one person flipping.


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*** Generally speaking, the massive amount of advantages and idols in that season made it very hard for the viewers to keep track at home. This comes full circle where at the final six, the amount of idols along with legacy advantage caused fan favorite Cirie to be voted out just solely by default as everybody else was immune.


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** The Legacy Advantage has been accused of this. While many fans can enjoy the concept of it on paper, many fans would have preferred if the legacy advantage was known to the other players in ''Millennials Vs. Gen-X'' and ''Game Changers'' making it more for interesting drama. Instead, only the holders of that legacy advantage knew about that twist.
26th May '17 3:18:12 PM MummyGaGa
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Many people were very skeptical of ''Survivor: Blood vs. Water'' with the return of Redemption Island and many people thought the ''Blood vs. Water'' format will be a ScrappyMechanic. However, as it turns out, many people enjoyed it to the point where it was refused in San Juan Del Sur and it was the season that got Survivor out of it's DorkAge.

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Many people were very skeptical of ''Survivor: Blood vs. Water'' with the return of Redemption Island and many people thought the ''Blood vs. Water'' format will be a ScrappyMechanic. However, as it turns out, many people enjoyed it to the point where it was refused in San Juan Del Sur and it was the season that got Survivor out of it's DorkAge.



* AuthorsSavingThrow: After the Panama/Cook Islands idol received criticism for having the idol holder basically be immune for a majority of the game, they changed the rules for the hidden immunity in Survivor: Fiji so that you can only play it after the votes are casted but before they are read thus the idol holder may still be able to go home. {{Subverted}} in Cagayan with the Tyler Perry Idol though.

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After the Panama/Cook Islands idol received criticism for having the idol holder basically be immune for a majority of the game, they changed the rules for the hidden immunity in Survivor: Fiji so that you can only play it after the votes are casted but before they are read thus the idol holder may still be able to go home. {{Subverted}} in Cagayan with the Tyler Perry Idol though.


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** With the very infamous BrokenBase involving Michele's win in ''Kaoh Rong'' causing people to accuse of a biter jury, Jeff Probst stated that he ended up changing the Final Tribal Council in ''Game Changers'' to make the jury less bitter about the events that went on in the game.
26th May '17 9:31:13 AM JMW929
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** Other honorable mentions go to Rob Cesternino from ''The Amazon'', Jonny Fairplay from ''Pearl Islands'', Cirie Fields from ''Panama'' and even more so in ''Micronesia'', Jessica "Sugar" Kiper and Kenny Hoang from ''Gabon'', Stephen Fischbach from ''Tocantins'', Jonathan Penner in ''Philipinnes'', Malcolm Freberg from ''Philippines'' and ''Caramoan'', Spencer Bledsoe during his second chance in ''Cambodia'', Aubry Bracco and Cydney Gillion from ''Kaoh Rong'', and David Wright from ''Millennials vs. Gen-X'', who all arguably played the best games in their seasons, despite not winning.

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** Other honorable mentions go to Rob Cesternino from ''The Amazon'', Jonny Fairplay from ''Pearl Islands'', Cirie Fields from ''Panama'' and even more so in ''Micronesia'', ''Micronesia'' and ''Game Changers'', Jessica "Sugar" Kiper and Kenny Hoang from ''Gabon'', Stephen Fischbach from ''Tocantins'', Jonathan Penner in ''Philipinnes'', Malcolm Freberg from ''Philippines'' and ''Caramoan'', Spencer Bledsoe during his second chance in ''Cambodia'', Aubry Bracco and Cydney Gillion from ''Kaoh Rong'', and David Wright from ''Millennials vs. Gen-X'', who all arguably played the best games in their seasons, despite not winning.
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