** [[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]]!
* 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.
*** 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.
** 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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