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** [[spoiler: Daphne's]] plan to sabotage the teams in season 13 [[spoiler: to seek revenge for what happened to her brother]] should qualify. To do this, she ate almost '''two thousand calories''' and all she did was exchange two members between the teams. She lies about doing this initially, but eventually commits social suicide by admitting she was the culprit well into the week. The fact that she was a "new" contestant who didn't have the same bonds that other members of her team had was enough of a roadblock, but this was the nail in her coffin. Predictably, her entire team throws the weigh-in, almost all pulling awful numbers (the net weight loss for this team of ''five'' this weigh-in was a whopping ''twelve'' pounds). Because her team lost, [[spoiler: Daphne's]] only chance of survival was to become the biggest loser for the night. This doesn't happen; in fact, she ends up [[spoiler: ''gaining'' two pounds]]. Everyone on the show was totally puzzled by the lack of common sense behind this decision, including the trainers, and in probably the least shocking elimination that entire season, [[spoiler: Daphne]] was eliminated. And to make matters even worse for her, both of the people she switched [[spoiler: ended up making it into the final 3, and one of them even won the entire game]]!



* HumiliationConga: Some contestants can't get a break. The [[spoiler: Aqua Team]] in Season 13 died a very loud, painful, undignified death after 3 long weeks of being rejected by their teammates and multiple unsuccessful attempts to play the game, with both members being eliminated the first time that they were not immune.
* ItsAllAboutMe: People who didn't like Kim Lyons (Red Team trainer in Seasons 3 and 4) usually cited this as the reason.
** Well, this or that she was the ReplacementScrappy to Jillian.



* TheWoobie: Trainer Shannon in the Australian version had a nightmare season 7 (Singles). Starting out with the male under-25's team, including Ryan, the heaviest contestant in Biggest Loser history, he knew from the get-go he'd have his work cut out for him. What he didn't count on was having one contestant leave the competition early in favor of taking a $20,000 temptation, having Ryan be eliminated the very next week, being forced to expel the only decently-functional man on his team not long after for a severe breach of the rules, and then having the other teams gang up on his last standing member just as he was starting to get the act together, resulting in his entire team being eliminated while the others all had three members apiece left in the game. The culminated in a distraught Shannon storming out of the Biggest Loser compound, remarking he felt like a failure as a trainer.

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Trainer Shannon in the Australian version had a nightmare season 7 (Singles). Starting out with the male under-25's team, including Ryan, the heaviest contestant in Biggest Loser history, he knew from the get-go he'd have his work cut out for him. What he didn't count on was having one contestant leave the competition early in favor of taking a $20,000 temptation, having Ryan be eliminated the very next week, being forced to expel the only decently-functional man on his team not long after for a severe breach of the rules, and then having the other teams gang up on his last standing member just as he was starting to get the act together, resulting in his entire team being eliminated while the others all had three members apiece left in the game. The culminated in a distraught Shannon storming out of the Biggest Loser compound, remarking he felt like a failure as a trainer.


* AcceptableTargets: [[CaptainObvious Guess who!]] Then again, that's why they came.

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* AcceptableTargets: [[CaptainObvious Guess who!]] who! Then again, that's why they came.


* CrossesTheLineTwice: Harassing fat people [[DudeNotFunny generally isn't cool.]] When it comes to Jillian, however, who often spouts things along the lines of "'''IF YOU'RE NOT PUKING OR DYING''', '''''KEEP WORKING YOUR [[PrecisionFStrike F***ING]] ASS OFF'''''", it can often [[ActuallyPrettyFunny flop over.]]

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Harassing fat people [[DudeNotFunny generally isn't cool.]] cool. When it comes to Jillian, however, who often spouts things along the lines of "'''IF YOU'RE NOT PUKING OR DYING''', '''''KEEP WORKING YOUR [[PrecisionFStrike F***ING]] ASS OFF'''''", it can often [[ActuallyPrettyFunny flop over.]]


* HarsherInHindsight: Filipe (season 7) accused Jillian for providing drugs to the contestants. In season 15, Jillian's team was penalized for a week because Jillian provided caffeine supplements to her team, although some of the viewers thought that it was a elaborate set up for bringing back [[SpotlightStealingSquad Ruben Studdard]] from ''Series/AmericanIdol''.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Filipe (season 7) accused Jillian for providing drugs to the contestants. In season 15, Jillian's team was penalized for a week because Jillian provided caffeine supplements to her team, although some of the viewers thought that it was a elaborate set up for bringing back [[SpotlightStealingSquad Ruben Studdard]] from ''Series/AmericanIdol''. There have also been similar allegations against Bob Harper that may have caused the show's cancellation, although NBC has yet to comment publicly on whether the show will be returning.


Some of the more debatable material from ''TheBiggestLoser'':

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* HarsherInHindsight: Filipe (season 7) accused Jillian for providing drugs to the contestants. In season 15, Jillian's team was penalized for a week because Jillian provided caffeine supplements to her team, although some of the viewers thought that it was a elaborate set up for bringing back [[SpotlightStealingSquad Ruben Studdard]] from AmericanIdol.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Filipe (season 7) accused Jillian for providing drugs to the contestants. In season 15, Jillian's team was penalized for a week because Jillian provided caffeine supplements to her team, although some of the viewers thought that it was a elaborate set up for bringing back [[SpotlightStealingSquad Ruben Studdard]] from AmericanIdol.''Series/AmericanIdol''.


*** Dolvett's team was also attacked for almost immediately being hostile towards [[spoiler: Adrian]], [[AssholeVictim who later turned out to be unbearable himself]].
*** Neil was a rather extreme example in Season 4, after he pulled his stunt at the weigh in by gaining 17 pounds, in an attempt to eject Black Team members from the competition, leading to the assassination of another, better liked contestant, nobody would even look at him, and he was cursed out by Jillian. When he dropped 33 pounds at the next weigh in, the only reactions he got were of absolute disgust from the people left in the game.
*** The Black Team in Season 5. Half of the contestants threatened to throw the weigh in so they would be eliminated because they were so good that they [[SpotlightStealingSquad stole the limelight from others]] by [[GameBreaker basically monopolizing the challenges]].
*** Phil (in Season 6) in-universe. He was hated so much that his wife was eliminated by her team (Phil was on the opposite team) just to hinder Phil's performance. [[HumiliationConga The next episode after his wife is voted off, his wife's team confronts Phil during dinnertime for allegedly badmouthing another player, forcing him to retreat to his room. Although his teammates said that they supported him, he was voted off when they lost the weigh in shortly after. And when it was revealed that a contestant would be returning to the show, several contestants dreaded the idea of him returning and said that anybody but him would be fine.]] [[spoiler: Phil ended up losing the challenge, and instead, Ed, the husband of one of Phil's sworn enemies, Heba, was put back in the game]]. It's worth nothing that the people who hated Phil the most, such as Vicky and Heba, are infamous as being some of the most hated people in the show's entire history.
*** Joelle and Ron from Season 7 as well as Tracey, and to a lesser extent, her partner Coach Mo, who was complicit in letting Tracey doing multiple destructive things to the course of the game, from Season 8.

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*** ** Dolvett's team was also attacked for almost immediately being hostile towards [[spoiler: Adrian]], [[AssholeVictim who later turned out to be unbearable himself]].
*** ** Neil was a rather extreme example in Season 4, after he pulled his stunt at the weigh in by gaining 17 pounds, in an attempt to eject Black Team members from the competition, leading to the assassination of another, better liked contestant, nobody would even look at him, and he was cursed out by Jillian. When he dropped 33 pounds at the next weigh in, the only reactions he got were of absolute disgust from the people left in the game.
*** ** The Black Team in Season 5. Half of the contestants threatened to throw the weigh in so they would be eliminated because they were so good that they [[SpotlightStealingSquad stole the limelight from others]] by [[GameBreaker basically monopolizing the challenges]].
*** ** Phil (in Season 6) in-universe. He was hated so much that his wife was eliminated by her team (Phil was on the opposite team) just to hinder Phil's performance. [[HumiliationConga The next episode after his wife is voted off, his wife's team confronts Phil during dinnertime for allegedly badmouthing another player, forcing him to retreat to his room. Although his teammates said that they supported him, he was voted off when they lost the weigh in shortly after. And when it was revealed that a contestant would be returning to the show, several contestants dreaded the idea of him returning and said that anybody but him would be fine.]] [[spoiler: Phil ended up losing the challenge, and instead, Ed, the husband of one of Phil's sworn enemies, Heba, was put back in the game]].
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It's worth nothing that the people who hated Phil the most, such as Vicky and Heba, are infamous as being some of the most hated people in the show's entire history.
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history. Heba, in particular, got so hated by the fanbase that [[spoiler: at the penultimate weight where Heba & Ed is under the yellow line, and the voting is decided by the public, the public choose to deny Heba & Ed request to put Heba through the finals. Which ended up denying her the title of the Biggest Loser]].
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Joelle (where in week 2 her attitude causes a freak out from Bob, and Carla got mad at her during the time when Bob & Joelle won the rights to work out at her hometown) and Ron from Season 7 as well as 7
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Tracey, and to a lesser extent, her partner Coach Mo, who was complicit in letting Tracey doing multiple destructive things (the biggest being Tracey winning all the temptations in the 3 week) to the course of the game, from Season 8.


* DorkAge: Not much as an "age" or "era" as it is a specific season, but Season 13 is infamous for having some of the worst characters, personality and performance wise, in Biggest Loser history. The more tolerable characters were booted in quick succession and it got to the point where literally four out of the final five were the most hated people in the franchise. ''Even Bob Harper'' said there were about 3 candidates that were "fantastic" (none of which made it to the final 5), while the others were downright terrible and nasty.

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* DorkAge: Not much as an "age" or "era" as it is a specific season, but Season 13 is infamous for having some of the worst characters, contestants, personality and performance wise, in Biggest Loser history. The more tolerable characters contestants were booted in quick succession and it got to the point where literally four out of the final five were the most hated people in the franchise. ''Even Bob Harper'' said there were about 3 candidates that were "fantastic" (none of which made it to the final 5), while the others were downright terrible and nasty.



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** Any time the trainers used the contestants' health as a motivator became this in early 2017 when Bob suffered a near-fatal heart attack while working out.



** Jillian had the same issue at the beginning of season 14. The very first last chance work out, one of her team members quits. The first weigh in, her team loses, and since there is a red line that weak, one of the contestants she felt the best about, TC, was sent home. Second week, the same thing happened, but with Nathan instead of TC. Her team (now down to two, compared to the 5 of both of the other teams), got a reprieve in week 3 due to a surprise weight loss by Pam, but lost the weigh-in of week 4, sending Pam home, leaving her with one member (Danni), while Bob had 5 and Dolvett had 4. Luckily, things soon turned around, and that one team member made it to singles. Guess what? Danni won.

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** Jillian had the same issue at the beginning of season 14. The very first last chance work out, one of her team members quits. The first weigh in, her team loses, and since there is a red line that weak, week, one of the contestants she felt the best about, TC, was sent home. Second week, the same thing happened, but with Nathan instead of TC. Her team (now down to two, compared to the 5 of both of the other teams), got a reprieve in week 3 due to a surprise weight loss by Pam, but lost the weigh-in of week 4, sending Pam home, leaving her with one member (Danni), while Bob had 5 and Dolvett had 4. Luckily, things soon turned around, and that one team member made it to singles. Guess what? Danni won.


*** Dolvett's team was also attacked for almost immediately being hostile towards [[spoiler: Adrian]], who later turned out to be unbearable himself.

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*** Dolvett's team was also attacked for almost immediately being hostile towards [[spoiler: Adrian]], [[AssholeVictim who later turned out to be unbearable himself.himself]].


* HarsherInHindsight: Filipe (season 7) accused Jillian for providing drugs to the contestants. In season 15, Jillian's team was penalized for a week because Jillian provided caffeine supplements to her team.
** Although some of the viewers thought that it was a elaborate set up for bringing back Ruben Studdard from American Idol.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Filipe (season 7) accused Jillian for providing drugs to the contestants. In season 15, Jillian's team was penalized for a week because Jillian provided caffeine supplements to her team.team, although some of the viewers thought that it was a elaborate set up for bringing back [[SpotlightStealingSquad Ruben Studdard]] from AmericanIdol.
** Although some It's ''very'' hard to watch a past season where a contestant seems so elated to be finally making progress with their weight when you are aware of the viewers thought fact that it was the contestant has gained a elaborate set up for bringing lot of the weight back Ruben Studdard from American Idol. since then.


*** The Black Team in Season 5. Half of the contestants threatened to throw the weigh in so they would be eliminated because they were so good that they [[SpotlightStealingSquad stole the limelight from others]] by [[GameBreaker: basically monopolizing the challenges]].

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*** The Black Team in Season 5. Half of the contestants threatened to throw the weigh in so they would be eliminated because they were so good that they [[SpotlightStealingSquad stole the limelight from others]] by [[GameBreaker: [[GameBreaker basically monopolizing the challenges]].


*** Phil (in Season 6) in-universe. He was hated so much that his wife was eliminated by her team (Phil was on the opposite team) just to hinder Phil's performance. [[HumiliationConga The next episode after his wife is voted off, his wife's team confronts Phil during dinnertime for allegedly badmouthing another player, forcing him to retreat to his room. Although his teammates said that they supported him, he was voted off when they lost the weigh in shortly after. And when it was revealed that a contestant would be returning to the show, several contestants dreaded the idea of him returning and said that anybody but him would be fine.]] [[spoiler: Phil ended up losing the challenge, and instead, Ed, the husband of one of Phil's sworn enemies, Heba, was put back in the game]]. It's worth nothing that the people who hated Phil the most, such as Vicky and Heba, are infamous as being some of the most hated people in the show's entire history.


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*** Neil was a rather extreme example in Season 4, after he pulled his stunt at the weigh in by gaining 17 pounds, in an attempt to eject Black Team members from the competition, leading to the assassination of another, better liked contestant, nobody would even look at him, and he was cursed out by Jillian. When he dropped 33 pounds at the next weigh in, the only reactions he got were of absolute disgust from the people left in the game.
*** The Black Team in Season 5. Half of the contestants threatened to throw the weigh in so they would be eliminated because they were so good that they [[SpotlightStealingSquad stole the limelight from others]] by [[GameBreaker: basically monopolizing the challenges]].
*** Phil (in Season 6) in-universe. He was hated so much that his wife was eliminated by her team (Phil was on the opposite team) just to hinder Phil's performance. [[HumiliationConga The next episode after his wife is voted off, his wife's team confronts Phil during dinnertime for allegedly badmouthing another player, forcing him to retreat to his room. Although his teammates said that they supported him, he was voted off when they lost the weigh in shortly after. And when it was revealed that a contestant would be returning to the show, several contestants dreaded the idea of him returning and said that anybody but him would be fine.]] [[spoiler: Phil ended up losing the challenge, and instead, Ed, the husband of one of Phil's sworn enemies, Heba, was put back in the game]]. It's worth nothing that the people who hated Phil the most, such as Vicky and Heba, are infamous as being some of the most hated people in the show's entire history.
*** Joelle and Ron from Season 7 as well as Tracey, and to a lesser extent, her partner Coach Mo, who was complicit in letting Tracey doing multiple destructive things to the course of the game, from Season 8.

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* HumiliationConga: Some contestants can't get a break. The [[spoiler: Aqua Team]] in Season 13 died a very loud, painful, undignified death after 3 long weeks of being rejected by their teammates and multiple unsuccessful attempts to play the game, with both members being eliminated the first time that they were not immune.


* * BigLippedAlligatorMoment: [[spoiler: Nicole's]] reappearance in Season 7. After being removed from the competition in episode 1, she returned after losing 87 pounds at home. Everyone was freaking out because she had the second highest percentage of weight loss in the entire house and her appearance caused widespread fear and chaos, as well as all sorts of talk of gameplay. However, she lost her immunity at the weigh-in by gaining 5 pounds, and she was swiftly sent home. This is never mentioned in the next episode (except for a team who and the game continues on as it was.

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* * BigLippedAlligatorMoment: [[spoiler: Nicole's]] reappearance in Season 7. After being removed from the competition in episode 1, she returned after losing 87 pounds at home. Everyone was freaking out because she had the second highest percentage of weight loss in the entire house and her appearance caused widespread fear and chaos, as well as all sorts of talk of gameplay. However, she lost her immunity at the weigh-in by gaining 5 pounds, and she was swiftly sent home. This is never mentioned in the next episode (except for a team who and the game continues on as it was.



*** Phil (in Season 6) in-universe. He was hated so much that his wife was eliminated by her team (Phil was on the opposite team) just to hinder Phil's performance. The next episode, said team confronts Phil during dinnertime, forcing him to retreat to his room. Although his teammates said that they supported him, he was voted off when they lost the weigh in shortly after. And when it was revealed that a contestant would be returning to the show, several contestants dreaded the idea of him returning and said that anybody but him would be fine. [[spoiler: Phil ended up losing the challenge, and instead, Ed, the husband of one of Phil's sworn enemies, Heba, was put back in the game]]. It's worth nothing that the people who hated Phil the most, such as Vicky and Heba, are infamous as being some of the most hated people in the show's entire history.

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*** Phil (in Season 6) in-universe. He was hated so much that his wife was eliminated by her team (Phil was on the opposite team) just to hinder Phil's performance. [[HumiliationConga The next episode, said episode after his wife is voted off, his wife's team confronts Phil during dinnertime, dinnertime for allegedly badmouthing another player, forcing him to retreat to his room. Although his teammates said that they supported him, he was voted off when they lost the weigh in shortly after. And when it was revealed that a contestant would be returning to the show, several contestants dreaded the idea of him returning and said that anybody but him would be fine. ]] [[spoiler: Phil ended up losing the challenge, and instead, Ed, the husband of one of Phil's sworn enemies, Heba, was put back in the game]]. It's worth nothing that the people who hated Phil the most, such as Vicky and Heba, are infamous as being some of the most hated people in the show's entire history.

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