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* It's the final seven, and James has two Immunity Idols. At this point in the game, idols were usable until the final five. Meanwhile, Todd and Amanda (two of his allies) are planning on blindsiding him.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' James to play one of his idols at Tribal Council that night to guarantee his safety, and he can guarantee his safety at the final six with his other idol, guaranteeing him a spot in the final five.\\

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* It's the final seven, and James has two Hidden Immunity Idols. At this point in the game, idols were They're usable until the final five.five, so he has three remaining Tribal Councils to play them at. Meanwhile, Todd and Amanda (two of his allies) are planning on blindsiding him.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' James to play one of his idols at Tribal Council that night to guarantee his safety, and he can guarantee his safety at the final six with his other idol, guaranteeing him a spot in the final five.safety.\\



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* During the double Tribal Council, the Villains are scrambling to vote someone out. Rob's alliance of himself, Tyson, Sandra, Jerri, Coach, and Courtney have the majority against Russell's minority alliance of himself, Parvati, and Danielle, but Russell has an idol. Rob plans on splitting the vote so they can flush out the idol. During this, Russell approaches Tyson about the vote.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Tyson would stick with his alliance's plan and stick with voting Russell. This would've led to a tie where the person vulnerable would be voted out on a revote. \\

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* During the double Double Tribal Council, the Villains are scrambling to vote someone out. Rob's alliance of himself, Tyson, Sandra, Jerri, Coach, and Courtney have the majority against Russell's minority alliance of himself, Parvati, and Danielle, but Russell has an idol. Rob plans on splitting the vote so they can flush out the idol. During this, Russell approaches Tyson about the vote.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Tyson would stick with his alliance's plan and stick with voting Russell. This At worst, this would've led to a 3-3-0 tie where the person vulnerable who didn't play the idol would be voted out on a revote. \\



'''Instead:''' J.T. enacts GoodIsDumb, and smuggles the Idol to Russell during the next Immunity Challenge. Russell, who has been ''leading'' the women's alliance, takes out Courtney (a periphery player) and, after the teams merge, J.T. is idoled out at the next Tribal Council ''with his own idol'' due to Parvati's machinations.\\
'''As a Result:''' The Villains now have a 5-4 majority, and subsequently the Heroes are (mostly) picked off one-by-one. For bonus points, Candice later flips and helps the Villains, despite Sandra telling her not to.\\

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'''Instead:''' J.T. enacts GoodIsDumb, and smuggles the Idol to Russell during the next Immunity Challenge. Russell, who has been ''leading'' the so-called women's alliance, takes out Courtney (a periphery player) and, after the teams merge, J.T. is idoled out at the next Tribal Council ''with his own idol'' due to Parvati's machinations.\\
'''As a Result:''' The Villains now have a 5-4 majority, and subsequently the Heroes are (mostly) picked off one-by-one. For bonus points, Candice later flips and helps the Villains, despite Sandra (a Villain) telling her not to.\\



* Later, with the Villains outnumbering the Heroes, Sandra (a Villain) goes to Colby and Rupert (both Heroes) and tells them that Russell can't be trusted. She explains that he played the Heroes team for fools when they gave him their Hidden Immunity Idol, and that he's the one who's been leading the rest of the female Villains (as well as being the one that destroyed Sandra's alliance with Courtney). She tells them this no less than three times in the span of two episodes.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That, given that J.T. was knocked out post-merge by Russell (after telling the Heroes that he had previously played it to save himself, something that never happened), and already showed that he broke his word multiple times, they would at least try Sandra's advice and knock out Russell before he becomes a bigger threat.\\

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* Later, with the Villains outnumbering the Heroes, Sandra (a Villain) goes to Colby and Rupert (both Heroes) and tells them that Russell can't be trusted. She explains that he played the Heroes team for fools when they gave him their Hidden Immunity Idol, and that he's the one who's been leading the rest of the female Villains (as well as being the one that who destroyed Sandra's alliance with Courtney). She tells them this no less than three times in the span of two episodes.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That, given that J.T. was knocked out post-merge by Russell (after telling the Heroes that he had previously played it to save himself, something himself (something that never happened), and already showed that he broke his word multiple times, they would at least try Sandra's advice and knock out Russell before he becomes a bigger threat.\\



'''Instead:''' He effectively says, bring it on. Production knows ''exactly'' what’s just landed into their laps and proceeds to build a cast make-up tailored precisely to all of Rob’s strong suits and all of Russell’s weak suits. The season following Nicaragua…

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'''Instead:''' He effectively says, bring it on. Production knows ''exactly'' what’s just landed into their laps and proceeds to build a cast make-up tailored precisely to all of Rob’s strong suits and all of Russell’s weak suits. The season following Nicaragua…









* ''Redemption Island'' sees Russell, and by extension all of the Zapatera, getting hit ''hard'' with this trope. To elaborate, this is the first season that he's playing alongside people that had the chance to see him in action; they know exactly what he's all about. One of the first things he does is promise his tribe that he'll be playing a different game this time.\\

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* ''Redemption Island'' sees Russell, and by extension all of the Zapatera, getting hit ''hard'' with this trope. To elaborate, this is the first season that he's playing alongside people that had the chance to see him in action; they know exactly what he's all about. One of the first things he does is promise his tribe that he'll be playing a different game this time.\\






'''You'd Expect:''' The rest of the tribe to ignore Ozzy's insane plan and instead vote out Cochran, not taking the risk that he'd flip to Upolu after 21 days of verbal jibing. Then they could swing Christine to their side and use her challenge prowess displayed on Redemption Island to their advantage for the upcoming 6-6 voting tie the entire tribe was anticipating.\\

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'''You'd Expect:''' The rest of the tribe to ignore Ozzy's insane plan and instead vote out Cochran, not taking the risk that he'd flip to Upolu after 21 18 days of verbal jibing. Then they could swing Christine to their side and use her challenge prowess displayed on Redemption Island to their advantage for the upcoming 6-6 voting tie the entire tribe was anticipating.\\






'''What's Worse:''' In order for a tribe to go to Tribal Council willingly, it has to be a unanimous group decision, and Bill agreed despite knowing he was targeted.

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'''What's Worse:''' In order for a tribe to go to Tribal Council willingly, it has to be a unanimous group decision, and Bill agreed despite knowing he was targeted.a target.












* In the first half of Episode 1, David (the president of the Florida Marlins, who's dressed formally) is elected as leader by his tribe. Jeff asks him to select whom he thinks is the weakest link on the tribe by first impressions alone.\\

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* In the first half of Episode 1, David (the formally-dressed president of the Florida Marlins, who's dressed formally) Miami Marlins baseball team) is elected as leader by his tribe. Jeff asks him to select whom he thinks is the weakest link on the tribe by first impressions alone.\\



'''Instead:''' He chooses Garrett, the only one on the tribe who could take any of the Brawns tribe, while also stating his game strategy blatantly to everyone.\\

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'''Instead:''' He chooses Garrett, the only one on the tribe who could take any of the Brawns Brawn tribe, while also stating his game strategy blatantly to everyone.\\



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'''As a Result:''' Even though Jeremy wants to vote out Keith for a valid reason, and Jon his best friend wants to vote out Julie for a very valid reason, Drew persists so heavily with Kelley that all the guys get mixed up except for Jeremy, and all the girls vote Drew out. So yes, his attempts to prevent an all-female alliance ''caused the formation of one''. There might be absolutely no aspect of ''Survivor'' that wasn't screwed up by Drew Christy in a single episode.

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'''As a Result:''' Even though Jeremy wants to vote out Keith for a valid reason, and Jon his best friend wants to vote out Julie for a very valid reason, Drew persists so heavily with Kelley that all the guys get mixed up except for Jeremy, and all the girls vote Drew out. So yes, his attempts to prevent an all-female alliance ''caused ''[[SelfFulfillingProphecy caused the formation of one''.one]]''. There might be absolutely no aspect of ''Survivor'' that wasn't screwed up by Drew Christy in a single episode.















* In Episode 3, the Gen X tribe has to go to Tribal Council, and Jessica asks Paul if there's a possibility of a guys alliance in their six majority.\\

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* In Episode 3, the Gen X Gen-X tribe has to go to Tribal Council, and Jessica asks Paul if there's a possibility of a guys alliance in their six majority.\\






* Early on, Sierra finds the Legacy Advantage, which acts like a Hidden Immunity Idol at the final 13 or final six and must be willed to another castaway if she is voted off.\\

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* Early on, Sierra finds the Legacy Advantage, which acts like a Hidden Immunity Idol at the final 13 or final six 6 and must be willed to another castaway if she is voted off.\\


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* In Episode 13, Monica knows she's very likely to be next on the chopping block and thus [[NotAfraidToDie Not Afraid To Have Her Torch Snuffed]]. She goes up to Russell, informs him very plainly how important it is to get on the good side of whomever is going to be on the jury.\\
'''You'd expect:''' Russell would at least pause to give the idea some serious thought. There's only a few days left before the endgame, and he hasn't exactly made a point of endearing himself to the Galu:\\

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* In Episode 13, Monica knows she's very likely to be next on the chopping block and thus [[NotAfraidToDie Not Afraid To Have Her Torch Snuffed]]. She goes up to Russell, informs him very plainly how important it is to get on the good side of whomever is going to be on the jury.jury, and informs him precisely of what he can expect if he ignores the warning.\\
'''You'd expect:''' Russell would at least pause to give the idea some serious thought. There's thought, especially since the endgame is only a few days left before the endgame, and he hasn't exactly made a point of endearing himself to the Galu:\\away.\\

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* In Episode 13, Monica knows she's very likely to be next on the chopping block and thus [[NotAfraidToDie Not Afraid To Have Her Torch Snuffed]]. She goes up to Russell, informs him very plainly how important it is to get on the good side of whomever is going to be on the jury.\\
'''You'd expect:''' Russell would at least pause to give the idea some serious thought. There's only a few days left before the endgame, and he hasn't exactly made a point of endearing himself to the Galu:\\
'''Instead:''' He flat out brushes the warnings off, both to her face and in a confessional.
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* In Episode 9, tensions are very high among the tribe after Eric's blindside. Everyone goes to Tribal Council, the plan is to blindside either Kelley or David, and Rick tries to make a case for why he and his ally David should stay in the game despite being in the minority.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That one of the majority keep their cool and not respond.\\
'''Instead:''' Julia insults Rick, claiming that he's not a part of any of tonight's plans and eggs him on to attempt his own plan when he threatens to.\\
'''As a Result:''' This triggers a live tribal, and amongst the chaos, Julie gets extremely upset and threatens to flip against the other Kamas. In order to appease her, almost everyone settles on voting out Julia instead for causing so much trouble.


'''Instead:''' They go through with the plan, get [=NuManu=] to vote out Wendy and are now outnumbered 2-1 with weak challenge players.\\

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'''Instead:''' They go through with the plan, get [=NuManu=] to vote out Wendy and are now outnumbered 2-1 with weak challenge players.\\

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* In the second merge episode, Kelley, Lauren, and Wardog decide to try and flip the game on it's head by blindsiding Ron or Eric. David quickly agrees that it's a good idea and joins up with the group. They then try to pull in Rick.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Rick to at least think about the idea. It is a very good gameplay move and could give Rick a better spot in the tribe.\\
'''Instead:''' He firmly lets his emotions cloud his mind and point blank refuses the offer, even when David reveals he is in on it and points out that after getting rid of Kelley, Lauren, and Wardog, he or Rick will be next.\\
'''As a Result:''' Rick is now in the minority after the blindside ends up working and has no true allies.
* From the same episode as above, it's tribal time and Wardog has been planting seeds of distrust against Ron and Eric all afternoon. At tribal, he calls Ron out and says that he is just playing to reach the family visit, not win the game. \\
'''You'd Expect:''' Ron to just keep his head down and try to counter Wardog's argument calmly.\\
'''Instead:''' Ron is blatantly arrogant and hypocritical and talks down to the Lesu members.\\
'''Naturally:''' The seeds Wardog planted quickly sprout and Ron's closest ally, Eric, is voted out.


* In episode 6, Manu and Lesu are both going to tribal to vote out one player. The tribes are composed of 4 Kama-1 Manu and 4 Manu respectively. Wardog dictates to the rest of Lesu that they should vote out Wendy, the sole original Manu on NuManu, because the four original Kama won't be willing to go to rocks for her. This ignoring the fact that doing so would leave the merged tribes 8-4 and take out a physical powerhouse in Wendy.\\

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* In episode 6, Manu and Lesu are both going to tribal to vote out one player. The tribes are composed of 4 Kama-1 Manu and 4 Manu respectively. Wardog dictates to the rest of Lesu that they should vote out Wendy, the sole original Manu on NuManu, [=NuManu=], because the four original Kama won't be willing to go to rocks for her. This ignoring the fact that doing so would leave the merged tribes 8-4 and take out a physical powerhouse in Wendy.\\



'''Instead:''' They go through with the plan, get NuManu to vote out Wendy and are now outnumbered 2-1 with weak challenge players.\\

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'''Instead:''' They go through with the plan, get NuManu [=NuManu=] to vote out Wendy and are now outnumbered 2-1 with weak challenge players.\\


* In episode 6, Manu and Lesu are both going to tribal to vote out one player. The tribes are composed of 4 kama-1 manu and 4 manu respectively. Wardog dictates that they should vote out Wendy, the sole original Manu on that tribe, because the four Kama won't be willing to go to rocks for her. This ignoring the fact that doing so would leave the merged tribes 8-4 and take out a physical powerhouse in Wendy.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The plan to be shot down, an argument to be made to try and flip Wendy over in a 5v3 vote, or for someone to bring up the fact that they'll be hopelessly outnumbered.\\
'''Instead:''' They go through with the plan, get the other tribe to vote out Wendy and are now outnumbered 2-1 with weak challenge players.\\

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* In episode 6, Manu and Lesu are both going to tribal to vote out one player. The tribes are composed of 4 kama-1 manu Kama-1 Manu and 4 manu Manu respectively. Wardog dictates to the rest of Lesu that they should vote out Wendy, the sole original Manu on that tribe, NuManu, because the four original Kama won't be willing to go to rocks for her. This ignoring the fact that doing so would leave the merged tribes 8-4 and take out a physical powerhouse in Wendy.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The plan to be shot down, an argument to be made to try and flip Wendy over in a 5v3 5-3 vote, or for someone to bring up the fact that they'll be hopelessly outnumbered.\\
'''Instead:''' They go through with the plan, get the other tribe NuManu to vote out Wendy and are now outnumbered 2-1 with weak challenge players.\\


* In episode 6, Manu and Lesu are both going to tribal to vote out one player. The tribes are composed of 4 kama-1 manu and 4 manu respectively. Wardog dictates that they should vote out Wendy, the sole original Manu on that tribe, because the four Kama won't be willing to go to rocks for her. This ignoring the fact that doing so would leave the merged tribes 8-4 and take out a physical powerhouse in Wendy.
'''You'd Expect:''' The plan to be shot down, an argument to be made to try and flip Wendy over in a 5v3 vote, or for someone to bring up the fact that they'll be hopelessly outnumbered.
'''Instead:''' They go through with the plan, get the other tribe to vote out Wendy and are now outnumbered 2-1 with weak challenge players.

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* In episode 6, Manu and Lesu are both going to tribal to vote out one player. The tribes are composed of 4 kama-1 manu and 4 manu respectively. Wardog dictates that they should vote out Wendy, the sole original Manu on that tribe, because the four Kama won't be willing to go to rocks for her. This ignoring the fact that doing so would leave the merged tribes 8-4 and take out a physical powerhouse in Wendy.
Wendy.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The plan to be shot down, an argument to be made to try and flip Wendy over in a 5v3 vote, or for someone to bring up the fact that they'll be hopelessly outnumbered.
outnumbered.\\
'''Instead:''' They go through with the plan, get the other tribe to vote out Wendy and are now outnumbered 2-1 with weak challenge players.\\

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* In episode 6, Manu and Lesu are both going to tribal to vote out one player. The tribes are composed of 4 kama-1 manu and 4 manu respectively. Wardog dictates that they should vote out Wendy, the sole original Manu on that tribe, because the four Kama won't be willing to go to rocks for her. This ignoring the fact that doing so would leave the merged tribes 8-4 and take out a physical powerhouse in Wendy.
'''You'd Expect:''' The plan to be shot down, an argument to be made to try and flip Wendy over in a 5v3 vote, or for someone to bring up the fact that they'll be hopelessly outnumbered.
'''Instead:''' They go through with the plan, get the other tribe to vote out Wendy and are now outnumbered 2-1 with weak challenge players.


* In episode 3, Kelley, Lauren, and Wardog want to eliminate Wendy, but David and Rick want to blindside Kelley, and they recruit Chris and Wendy to help make their plan a success. David tells Chris not to tell anyone else about the plan.
'''You'd Expect:''' Chris to listen to David. They currently have a 4-3 majority for the vote, so there's no reason to bring anyone else on board.
'''Instead:''' Chris tells Wardog about the plan. Wardog ends up campaigning for Chris' elimination due to his untrustworthiness.

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* In episode 3, Kelley, Lauren, and Wardog want to eliminate Wendy, but David and Rick want to blindside Kelley, and they recruit Chris and Wendy to help make their plan a success. David tells Chris not to tell anyone else about the plan.
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'''You'd Expect:''' Chris to listen to David. They currently have a 4-3 majority for the vote, so there's no reason to bring anyone else on board.
board.\\
'''Instead:''' Chris tells Wardog about the plan. Wardog ends up campaigning for Chris' elimination due to his untrustworthiness.\\


'''Instead:''' Chris tells Wardog about the plan. Wardog ends up campaigning for his elimination due to his untrustworthiness.
'''The Result''': David and Rick abandon the plan and join the others in voting Chris out 5-2.

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'''Instead:''' Chris tells Wardog about the plan. Wardog ends up campaigning for his Chris' elimination due to his untrustworthiness.
'''The '''As a Result''': David and Rick abandon the plan and join the others in voting Chris out 5-2.


'''The Result''': David and Rick abandon the plan and join the others in voting Chris out 5-2.

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'''The Result''': David and Rick abandon the plan and join the others in voting Chris out 5-2.5-2.
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* In episode 3, Kelley, Lauren, and Wardog want to eliminate Wendy, but David and Rick want to blindside Kelley, and they recruit Chris and Wendy to help make their plan a success. David tells Chris not to tell anyone else about the plan.
'''You'd Expect:''' Chris to listen to David. They currently have a 4-3 majority for the vote, so there's no reason to bring anyone else on board.
'''Instead:''' Chris tells Wardog about the plan. Wardog ends up campaigning for his elimination due to his untrustworthiness.
'''The Result''': David and Rick abandon the plan and join the others in voting Chris out 5-2.


* Dan Proves to be Too Dumb to Live in his boot episode. After telling just enough members of the tribe about his first idol for word to get out, his closest ally John get's blindsided after him falsely playing it on Angelina. However he found another one earlier
'''You'd Expect:''' For him to keep his mouth shut about this one especially given him putting a target on his back due to acting as the Goliath's leader and physical prowess.
'''Instead:''' He makes the exact same mistake as he did prior. The Davids find out and use the Idol Nullifier to negate his Idol and send him packing.

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