YMMV / Endurance

  • Base Breaker
    • Sabrina: some fans thought she was one of the most influential contestants in the game because of her strategizing, while others thought she was just plain mean.
    • Scooter, to some extent, on Endurance 2.
    • Annie: Some fans saw her as one of the toughest girls that season, while others saw her as smug and mean because of her treatment towards Calley.
    • Max from E1/E2: Was he too strategic for his own good?
    • E3's Gray Team: When the season first premiered, a lot of fans liked them because of their teamwork and their nice personalities. As time went on, some watchers saw them as manipulative, and put them as bad as Orange, if not worse.
    • Chris (Endurance Tehachapi): Was he just playing the game, or was he too arrogant and loud for his own good? His age (twelve at the time of filming) may be taken into account as well.
    • And on the same season, Jeszie. People are divided by how loud she was during the competition.
    • While Endurance: High Sierras' Blue Team (Connor and Taylor) is one of the most popular teams that season, Taylor and her crying split the fanbase a bit: some say it is excessive, while others symphasized with her and turned the blame on the game itself.
  • Broken Base
    • The reception for "Endurance: Tehachapi". Coming off a dramatic and notable "Endurance: Hawaii", some people complained it lacked the drama of the latter. Others cheered on the casting and how close they are to each other.
    • Green Team winning Endurance: High Sierras provided controversy for the fans. Most stated they were undeserved, as they only won one mission and were carried by the Purple Team the entire way. Others suggested that it was better this way.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome
    • The first season's Blue Team was this all the way through. They won six missions, took their alliance to the final three, and won their entire season without going to Temple before the finale. Basically, they dominated in ways no other team came close to in subsequent seasons.
    • The Green Team on E1 winning "House of Cards", beating out their rivals on the Blue and Yellow Teams.
      • Even smaller, was how Yellow managed to come back after having their entire tower fall.
    • When Purple Team won Fireball on E2.
      • Purple Team on E2: in the final five, Purple knew they had to win the Endurance Mission "Face to Face", otherwise they would receive the Samadhi; in the Temple Mission, "Cherry Picker", Purple knew they had to win that as well, otherwise they were sent to Temple. They managed to win both, despite challenges from the Brown and Yellow Teams, respectively.
    • Max and Jenna returning to Endurance 2 after being eliminated from Endurance via a vote. They managed to not only make the moves they could've had last season, but also won the whole thing.
    • Yellow winning "Bagging on You" and "Out on a Limb" on Endurance: Hawaii. They were initially considered "the weakest team" of their season, but these two wins proved everyone wrong.
    • Erika beating out all the guys in "Drop Out".
    • Purple winning Cubed in under a minute on "Endurance: Tehachapi"; since the Red Team received the Samadhi the previous day, they never got the chance to compete in the game.
    • Taylor, after having her partner switched, won Move it Along with Connor. This was also the second mission she's won, making her the only contestant to win two different missions with two different partners.
    • The Blue Team breaking the Three Temple Curse. Enough said.
    • The Red Team and the Blue Team winning the half mission, and breaking apart the Orange Green alliance.
  • Crowning Momentof Funny:
    • Christian saying that he would keep his hairstyle if Red wins on "Squeeze Play".
    • In Waterlogged, when targeting Blue, Lana kept giving looks to Aaron. She said she was satisfied because it was vengeance for everything the Blue Team has done for them.
    • Monroe and his quotes on "Endurance: Hawaii".
  • Elimination Houdini
    • Bryannah & Monroe for Hawaii.
    • Also Demian & Nicole. Despite their inability to work together in missions and Nicole's attitude, they made it to the finals while going to Temple only once
    • Taylor & Connor are the most extreme example, facing surviving elimination 3 consecutive times and making the final 3.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Layla from Endurance 1, along with Brandon.
    • Chelsea from Endurance 1. Her quiet nature, despite not influencing the game, made her a lot of fans.
    • Lana and Trevor from the same season. They may have not gotten along, and their individual personalities may qualify for Base Breakers, but were the first underdogs on Endurance and broke the Red-Yellow-Blue hold in "House of Cards".
    • Christa on Endurance 2, despite having a smaller role compared to her partner.
    • Alex on Endurance 3, because she had a free-spirited personality and manged to stand up for Bryanah.
    • Monroe & Bryannah in season three.
    • Kylie from "Endurance Tehachapi", in similar ways to Chelsea.
    • Franke. Despite being the weaker half of his team and having little influence, he gained popularity due to his sense of humor.
    • Darci from "Endurance: High Sierras", due to her own quiet nature and her hidden strategizing.
    • Lilly, due to being a strong girl on her own right.
    • Connor & Taylor in season five.
    • Cinnamon from Fiji.
  • Franchise Killer: Fiji.
  • Funny Aneurysm: When the Gray Team left on "Endurance: High Sierras", they left a note to the remaining six teams. While Darci had some nice things to say about Connor, Ike wished Taylor would "switch a trip to Hawaii for a trip to the Temple of Fate". In the final three, the Blue Team got the advantage for the final Temple Mission, but lost and went up to Temple for a fourth time, where they were eliminated by Green.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • Skyler on E1: he would later appear on Intervention due to his addiction to bath salts.
  • Heartwarming Moments:
    • Seeing all the connections the contestants make when they first get into the cabins.
    • Always,when the final two teams reminiscence on the good times they had together.
    • In "Dial In", Jon wrote a letter to Ashley should he be eliminated at the Temple of Fate that night. While he wasn't, Ashley still read the letter out in the confessional.
    • Like her or not, Sabrina saying Ashley was the best part of Endurance for her.
      • Jon: "Whom do you miss the most?"
      • Sabrina: "Ashley, Ashley, and Ashley."
    • Michelle saying she wants win Endurance 2 because she wanted to give a vacation to her mother, who works all the time.
    • Amelia and Erika offering to take the Samadhi from Green in order to stop them arguing on Hang 5.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • When Max and Jenna returned to Endurance 2, Scooter believed they should leave, because "this is Endurance 2, not Endurance 1 reincarnated". True, because the Brown Team ended up winning it all.
  • The Scrappy
    • Nicole from season three.
    • Garret from Endurance: High Sierras.
    • From the same season, Alex and Cealey, to some extent. When the eliminated teams voted on whom should get an advantage in the last Temple Mission, they got zero points each.
  • Seasonal Rot: Season 6, Fiji, and to a certain extent "Endurance: Tehachapi" from "Endurance: Hawaii", due to the relative lack of drama and challenges that season.
  • Shocking Elimination
    • Arguably, Green Team from "Endurance: Tehachapi".
    • Red Team from Fiji. Jonathan manage to pull out the only red colored rock and had to go to Temple and lost to Blue.
  • Tear Jerker
    • When contestants are eliminated in the Right to Stay: they were chosen amongst thousands of teenagers for such an opportunity.
    • E1: When Orange and Purple went up to Temple, Chelsea and Layla were particularly sad because they would split up as friends.
    • Also when Red and Yellow went up to Temple, which also ruined Sabrina's plans of a Red-Yellow final two. Even in the finale, she said her friendship with Ashley was the best thing on that season.
    • Calley losing "Cherry Picker" to the Purple Team, then crying after losing Temple that same night.
    • Michelle losing at Temple, especially after we find out why she wanted to win the grand prize.
    • Green and Yellow going up to Temple on Endurance: Hawaii. Yellow's two subsequent trips, and their elimination in the final three also qualify as this.
    • Vanetta getting injured and having to leave the game.
    • In Hang 5, seeing Jeszie cry when everybody was upset due to the Green Team fighting over whom should receive the Samadhi. Considering that she was intense in her fight with Isaac, it was especially painful.
    • Blue E5's elimination was especially heartbreaking.
  • The Woobie
    • Christa from E2, partially because of her partner, Scooter.
    • Michelle from season 2. Apparently her mom don't have enough time spent with her, fueling Michelle's determination to win. The Green and Brown teams even considered as such on the final day.
    • The Yellow Team from Hawaii are Iron Woobies because of all of the crap they went through.
    • Darci from High Sierras. Girl gotten stuck with the Cursed Gray color and was gunned for elimination.


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