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* Neleh and Paschal ''finally'' listening to Kathy and Sean telling them that they were on the bottom of the Rotu alliance, and with their effort perform the biggest power shift in the show's history at that point.

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* Neleh and Paschal ''finally'' listening to Kathy and Sean telling them that they were on the bottom of the Rotu alliance, and with their effort perform the biggest power shift in the show's history at that point. The fall of John Carrol is one of the most satisfying things to see, just to wipe that smug look off his face.


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* During the final 6 reward challenge, Sean completely blow everyone out of the water, nobody even coming close to catching up to him.

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** Not only that, but he outright tells the hero tribe that he knows he'll be the next one out because his alliance with Tom and Stephenie placed a target on his back. He ends up being the last hero.


* Episode 3, when Russell Hantz was finally, ''finally,'' voted off of his tribe for the first time in two years. Russell haters across the country relished at seeing his torch getting snuffed. And then he was [[KilledOffForReal voted off for real]] in the next episode when Matt beat him in a duel. Yes! ''YES''. Finally his reign of terror is over! AndThereWasMuchRejoicing. Bonus points for the fact that he whimpered on the way out.

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* Episode 3, when Russell Hantz was finally, ''finally,'' voted off of his tribe for the first time in two years. Russell haters across the country relished at seeing his torch getting snuffed. And then he was [[KilledOffForReal voted off for real]] in the next episode when Matt beat him in a duel. Yes! ''YES''. Finally his reign of terror is over! AndThereWasMuchRejoicing. Bonus points for the fact that he whimpered on the way out.


* Hell let's give it up to Rudy Boesch. 72 years old, anti social by nature and made it to the final 3 anyway based on his going outside his comfort zone

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* Hell let's give it up to Rudy Boesch. 72 years old, anti social by nature and made it to the final 3 anyway based on his going outside his comfort zonezone.



* Maraamu's surprise challenge victories in Episode 5 and 6 - after Gabriel fumbles at the Reward Challenge for Rotu, Maraamu go on a short but meaningful challenge streak that involved not one but ''two'' come-from-behind victories at Reward Challenges, and although all original Maraamu members are gone by the end of Episode 6, it was still worth watching one of the biggest train wrecks of a tribe actually win something.

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* Maraamu's surprise challenge victories in Episode Episodes 5 and 6 - after Gabriel fumbles at the Reward Challenge for Rotu, Maraamu go on a short but meaningful challenge streak that involved not one but ''two'' come-from-behind victories at Reward Challenges, and although all original Maraamu members are gone by the end of Episode 6, it was still worth watching one of the biggest train wrecks of a tribe actually win something.



** Once it was down to five, The Rotu-4 show up all dressed in black, as a warning sign to the rebels. Vecepia got the hint; [[HumiliationConga Neleh, on the other hand...]]

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** Once it was down to five, The Rotu-4 Rotu Four show up all dressed in black, as a warning sign to the rebels. Vecepia got the hint; [[HumiliationConga Neleh, on the other hand...]]



* Christy, who was nearly ''deaf'', made the final ''6''. With no hearing aid.

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* Christy, who was nearly ''deaf'', made the final ''6''.six. With no hearing aid.



* Of the fifteen immunity challenges in the season, including the race for the necklace on Day 1, Tom only lost *three*. He was one of the first players to win every single tribal immunity challenge and the first player since Colby to win five individual immunity challenge, and he did it all when he was forty years old. He was the oldest winner at the time (and currently the third oldest) and absolutely one of the most badass ever.

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* Of the fifteen immunity challenges in the season, including the race for the necklace on Day 1, Tom only lost *three*. won ''twelve'' of them. He was one of the first players to win every single tribal immunity challenge and the first player since Colby to win five individual immunity challenge, challenges, and he did it all when he was forty years old. He was the oldest winner at the time (and currently the third oldest) and absolutely one of the most badass ever.



* Voting off Edgardo in ''Fiji'', catching the [[SmugSnake arrogant]] "Four Horsemen" alliance completely off-guard. This was actually thanks to Dreamz's shifted his alleigance to Earl's alliance.

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* Voting off Edgardo in ''Fiji'', catching the [[SmugSnake arrogant]] "Four Horsemen" alliance completely off-guard. This was actually thanks to Dreamz's shifted his alleigance allegiance to Earl's alliance.



* The many many blindsides from the Black Widow Brigade lead by Parvati, Amanda, Cirie, Natalie and Alexis. James was lucky he wasn't the victim since he was force to quit due to injury.

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* The many many blindsides from the Black Widow Brigade lead by alliance, consisting of Parvati, Amanda, Cirie, Natalie and Alexis. James was lucky he wasn't the victim since he was force to quit due to injury.Alexis.



** James escaped being blindsided only because he was evacuated instead.



** The best moment is during the Final Five, and Erik has won immunity. Worried, the girls might have to sacrifice one of their own. However, Cirie manages to give a crazy suggestion by making Natalie asking Erik to give up his immunity necklace. Crazy as it sounds even Natalie comments [[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough "Who would fall for that?"]] but much to everyone's shock in the tribal council...[[CrazyEnoughToWork IT WORKS]]. Cue to Erik getting voted out while Jeff final comments it "I think this is what we called...A life lesson!".
* Parvati, the flirty girl from Cook Islands, managed to become one of the biggest strategic threats this season, and managed to win the title of Sole Survior.

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** The best moment is during the Final Five, and Erik has won immunity. Worried, the girls might have to sacrifice one of their own. However, Cirie manages to give a crazy suggestion by making Natalie asking Erik to give up his immunity necklace. Crazy as it sounds even Natalie comments [[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough "Who would fall for that?"]] but much to everyone's shock in the tribal council...[[CrazyEnoughToWork IT WORKS]]. Cue to Erik getting is voted out while Jeff final comments it "I think this is what we called...A life lesson!".
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* Parvati, the flirty girl from Cook Islands, managed to become one of the biggest strategic threats this season, and managed to win the title of Sole Survior.Survivor.



** Even better? He did it ''before'' the votes were casted. That move turned the ''Entire'' Tribal Council on it's head, going from an easy vote for "Stealth R Us", to them scrambling during the Tribal Council over what to do.

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** Even better? He did it ''before'' the votes were casted. cast. That move turned the ''Entire'' Tribal Council on it's its head, going from an easy vote for "Stealth R Us", to them scrambling during the Tribal Council over what to do.



* Laura Morett consistently outdoing the others in Redemption Island, winning 5 out of the 6 challenges she participated in. She also became the first person to survive a vote after returning from Redemption Island, surviving three before being eliminated. Deliberately protecting Tina because she doesn't pose as stiff a competition as Vytas and Caleb is also a great example of the metagame.
** Only guess who ends up stomping both Laura and Hayden in the final RI duel and enters the game?

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* Laura Morett consistently outdoing the others in Redemption Island, winning 5 out of the 6 challenges she participated in. She also became the first person to survive a vote after returning from Redemption Island, surviving three before being eliminated. voted out for a second time. Deliberately protecting Tina because she doesn't pose as stiff a competition as Vytas and Caleb is also a great example of the metagame.
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metagame, though it didn't end up stomping both Laura and Hayden working as Tina beat her in the final RI last duel and enters returned to the game?game herself.



* At the live reunion, Jeff reveals that the true reason there is a final three is if the jury ever comes down to a split decision upon deciding who should be the winner, the odd man out will ''join'' the jury and cast the deciding vote. Jeff also puts forward a "what if" scenario where if Brad had not bullied Tai like he did and the final three remained relatively unchanged, the jury would have tied its votes and Troyzan would have been the odd man out and decided it in favor of Brad.

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* At the live reunion, Jeff reveals that the true reason there is a final three is if the jury is ever comes down to a split decision upon deadlocked when deciding who should be the winner, the odd man out will ''join'' join the jury and cast the deciding vote. Jeff also puts forward a "what if" scenario where if Brad had not bullied Tai like he did and the final three remained relatively unchanged, the jury would could have tied its votes and Troyzan would have been the odd man out and decided it in favor of Brad.



* Chrissy, a 46-year-old mom who turns 47 not long after this season airs, manages to rack up 4 individual immunity wins, tying the all-time record for women as one of four. She met a record just like Brad last season. She later notes moms are an important job just like any other and an audience member at the finale who is also a mom with her young girl in the audience (who's wearing a Solewa buff) says Chrissy is an example of it never being too late to accomplish your dreams.

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* Chrissy, a 46-year-old mom who turns 47 not long after this season airs, mom, manages to rack up 4 individual immunity wins, tying the all-time record for women as one of four. She met a record just like Brad last season. She later notes moms are an important job just like any other and an audience member at the finale who is also a mom with her young girl in the audience (who's wearing a Solewa buff) says Chrissy is an example of it never being too late to accomplish your dreams.



* After a five episode long losing streak, Lesu, an offshoot of Manu, finally managed to win second place in an immunity challenge, bringing Kelly back from the brink of a DespairEventHorizon.

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* After a five episode long losing streak, Lesu, an offshoot of Manu, finally managed to win second place in an immunity challenge, bringing Kelly Kelley back from the brink of a DespairEventHorizon.



** Eric's blinside is ''nothing'' compared to episode ten's blindside - Wardog's blindside of ''KELLEY WENTWORTH''. Not only does he manage to blindside her by rallying the outsiders together right from under her nose, but he blindsides her with an idol in her pocket. And this was also after he orchestrated David's vote out in the earlier part of the episode. Wardog is killing it.

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** Eric's blinside is ''nothing'' compared to episode ten's blindside - Wardog's blindside of ''KELLEY WENTWORTH''. Not only does he manage to blindside her by rallying the outsiders together right from under her nose, but he blindsides her with an idol in her pocket. And this was also after he orchestrated David's vote out in the earlier part of the episode. Wardog is killing it.

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* While the win is not without its controversies, Chris' performance after returning to the game is stellar. First, he plays a WoundedGazelleGambit to convince the dominant alliance that he's spent and can easily be voted out. Then, after receiving an idol that must be split with someone for one tribal, he chooses Rick, knowing that he has no one else to turn to and would reap the consequences of selling him out. Then he continues his gambit to manipulate Lauren into playing her idol for him, getting Victoria voted out. After that, he returns the favor by idoling Lauren out at the next tribal. But the real kicker is after winning he final immunity, he forgoes it in order to challenge Rick to a firemaking duel and wins, allowing him to walk into Final Tribal with a more impressive resume in 12 days than his fellow Final Three members had built in a month.

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** Eric's blinside is ''nothing'' compared to episode ten's blindside - Wardog's blindside of ''KELLEY WENTWORTH''. Not only does he manage to blindside her by rallying the outsiders together right from under her nose, but he blindsides her with an idol in her pocket. And this was also after he orchestrated David's vote out in the earlier part of the episode. Wardog is killing it.


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* Wardog's blindside of Eric. Him, Kelly, Lauren, and David are all on the bottom and Rick won't join up with them. Wardog, first talks to Juila and Gavin, telling them both the same thing, as he knows they are closer to each other then Eric or Ron. Afterwards he pulls in Aurora(who has both an extra vote and won the challenge that day, but also was blindsided by the Joe vote, so she feels on the outs). Finally at tribal, he tears Ron's argument of staying together as just trying to reach the family visit and not win the game and let's Ron arrogance and hypocrisy do the rest.


* In the challenge for the players on Edge of Extinction to make it back into the game, was it Survivor veteran Aubry Bracco who won? Or was it Wendy, who powered through her own Tourette's just to push to the end of the challenge? Nope, it was Rick Devens, the relatively weak, nebbish, middle aged reporter who won the challenge and got back to the game.

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* In the challenge for the players on Edge of Extinction to make it back into the game, was it Survivor veteran Aubry Bracco who won? Or was it Wendy, who powered through her own Tourette's just to push to the end of the challenge? Nope, it was Rick Devens, the relatively weak, nebbish, overweight, middle aged reporter who won the challenge and got back to the game.

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* After a five episode long losing streak, Lesu, an offshoot of Manu, finally managed to win second place in an immunity challenge, bringing Kelly back from the brink of a DespairEventHorizon.
* In the challenge for the players on Edge of Extinction to make it back into the game, was it Survivor veteran Aubry Bracco who won? Or was it Wendy, who powered through her own Tourette's just to push to the end of the challenge? Nope, it was Rick Devens, the relatively weak, nebbish, middle aged reporter who won the challenge and got back to the game.

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* Koror lost their flint when their boat capsized. Cue Ian saving the day when he swam to the bottom of the ocean, at least 25 feet down, hooking the metal box after several failed attempts, and the rest of the tribe rowing the box to shore.


** Related to that, by far a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming was the look on Jerri's face during when, in sharp contrast to when she got booed off of the stage in All-Stars Reunion for little discernible reason, the crowd cheered emphatically for her before she spoke.

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** Related to that, by far a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} was the look on Jerri's face during when, in sharp contrast to when she got booed off of the stage in All-Stars Reunion for little discernible reason, the crowd cheered emphatically for her before she spoke.



** Fabio's entire game is worth a mention. In the beginning, he started off as a complete doofus, most of his tribemates writing him off as a dumb blonde. However, he reveals in his confessionals that it is all part of his strategy- to appear as non-threatening as possible and let the stronger players take each other out. When his neck was on the line, he became unstoppable in challenges, winning three in a row. His [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome crowning moment]] was when he convinced Chase and Sash to vote out their ally Jane, and the two of them forgot that Fabio even suggested the idea, making the two of them look like assholes in front of the jury as well as revealing their alliance.

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** Fabio's entire game is worth a mention. In the beginning, he started off as a complete doofus, most of his tribemates writing him off as a dumb blonde. However, he reveals in his confessionals that it is all part of his strategy- to appear as non-threatening as possible and let the stronger players take each other out. When his neck was on the line, he became unstoppable in challenges, winning three in a row. His [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome crowning moment]] was when he convinced Chase and Sash to vote out their ally Jane, and the two of them forgot that Fabio even suggested the idea, making the two of them look like assholes in front of the jury as well as revealing their alliance.



* Say what you will about Christina, her performance in the final immunity challenge was nothing short of CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass. Christina doesn't perform well in challenges in the game, yet is the only person who gives Kim a run for her money in the final immunity challenge. The immunity challenge itself might count as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome too, it's one of the most creative challenges they did in the series.

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* Say what you will about Christina, her performance in the final immunity challenge was nothing short of CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass. Christina doesn't perform well in challenges in the game, yet is the only person who gives Kim a run for her money in the final immunity challenge. The immunity challenge itself might count as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome too, it's one of the most creative challenges they did in the series.



* Caleb pulling an impressive ParanoiaGambit similar to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Malcolm's gambit in the Phillip Tribal Council in Caramoan.]] [[OpenMouthInsertFoot After Brad made some comments about possibly voting Caleb out]], Caleb announced to the endangered Ciera and Katie during Tribal Council [[BewareTheNiceOnes that he was voting for Brad, earning their votes with him.]] After a tie vote, BigBad Brad was voted out on the revote. This was epic enough on its own, but keep in mind that Caleb didn't have any [[DeusExMachina Hidden Immunity Idols like Malcolm had. This was entirely on his own.]]

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* Caleb pulling an impressive ParanoiaGambit similar to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Malcolm's gambit in the Phillip Tribal Council in Caramoan.]] [[OpenMouthInsertFoot After Brad made some comments about possibly voting Caleb out]], Caleb announced to the endangered Ciera and Katie during Tribal Council [[BewareTheNiceOnes that he was voting for Brad, earning their votes with him.]] After a tie vote, BigBad Brad was voted out on the revote. This was epic enough on its own, but keep in mind that Caleb didn't have any [[DeusExMachina Hidden Immunity Idols like Malcolm had. This was entirely on his own.]]



* Adam finds an idol, at the time he needs it the most. This also counts as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and a TearJerker.

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* Adam finds an idol, at the time he needs it the most. This also counts as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} and a TearJerker.

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* Nick's game in general can be viewed as this. If Pat had not been medically evacuated, Nick would have likely been the first boot this season. After that medical evacuation though, Nick went on to form a bunch of social connections and he manages to become a winner. It is crazy to think that the winner of this Survivor season would have likely been the first one out if it weren't for circumstances.


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* Johnny Fairplay getting nearly everyone to throw a reward challenge because he's convinced them his grandmother died, while ArchRival Sandra, [[TheCassandra the only one not convinced]], has to sit there and watch him breeze to an easy win. MoralEventHorizon? Possibly. But man was it hilarious.

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* Johnny Jonny Fairplay getting nearly everyone to throw a reward challenge because he's convinced them his grandmother died, while ArchRival Sandra, [[TheCassandra the only one not convinced]], has to sit there and watch him breeze to an easy win. MoralEventHorizon? Possibly. But man was it hilarious.



** But during the reunion show, Jeff Probst invites Johnny Fairplay's alive grandmother show. Take ''that'', Fairplay!

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** But during the reunion show, Jeff Probst invites Johnny Jonny Fairplay's alive grandmother show. Take ''that'', Fairplay!



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* [[BewareTheSillyOnes Stephanie]] had a hell of a premier episode, managing to turn the vote on Gonzalez at the first Tribal, then playing Jacob like a fiddle and learning not only about the Legacy Advantage he gave to Morgan, but also about his fake idol.

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* [[BewareTheSillyOnes Stephanie]] had a hell of a premier premiere episode, managing to turn the vote on Gonzalez at the first Tribal, then playing Jacob like a fiddle and learning not only about the Legacy Advantage he gave to Morgan, but also about his fake idol.



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* Nick going on a three-immunity run at the very end of the game, ensuring he made it to Final Tribal, where he would win the game.

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* Nick going on a three-immunity run at the very end of the game, ensuring he made it to the Final Tribal, Tribal Council, where he would win the game.

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