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1* FridgeBrilliance:** The rope-cutting challenge. In this challenge, players systemically eliminate others from the competition by cutting their ropes upon answering questions right. Intuitively, players will target the people they do ''not'' want to win Immunity first, essentially announcing their targets to evict from the game next. Then they cut off the ropes for their number ''two'' threat and vice versa. If a player does well enough, they don't target a couple people, and it's pretty easy to assume that the people they are ''not'' targeting are people they ''want'' to win immunity. Essentially, it's a trap to force players to reveal their targets and alliances, and this was what sealed the fate for John's alliance in ''Marquesas'', because Vecepia, Pascal, Kathy, Neleh, and Sean saw them get eliminated and immediately realized the four were in an alliance. ** Why did Caryn decide to pick Willard, an older man, over Jonathan, a younger, more athletic man, in ''Palau''? Because Willard was a weak older man who could be a scapegoat if they went to tribal council, and he would probably be voted out over her. Sure enough, he was the first person voted out of Koror when they eventually did have to go to Tribal Council, and Caryn ended up making final five. ** Chase and Sash's decision to eliminate Jane over the easy-to-beat-Dan was actually ''Fabio'''s idea; Chase and Sash had just made it their own. When Chase and Sash mistakenly told Jane they were voting her out ''to her face'', Fabio was smiling at this because he essentially tricked them into revealing their alliance. ** The blindside of the Four Horsemen in ''Fiji'' was an ''amazing'' plan was actually brought about in part by FridgeBrilliance. Dreamz had told the other five that they had the idol and that Alex or Mookie was going to play it so they would force the others to lose their advantage. Stacey and Earl then suggested they voted for Edgardo, since their plan was expecting the five to vote for Alex or Mookie since they knew for ''sure'' that Edgardo wouldn't play the idol. They then decided not to tell Dreamz about it so he would think they were voting for Mookie; so a throwaway vote was cast for Mookie while Edgardo was voted out in a 5-3-1, making one of the most ''epic'' blindsides ever. ** In the time when alliances were unethical, Sean's "Alphabet strategy" actually isn't ''as'' stupid, since his Alphabet strategy basically meant that most of the Pagong tribe would be the first people he voted for; so essentially he wasn't making any alliances.** If one looks at the cast for ''South Pacific'', they can see that the cast has a lot more [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fanboys]][=/=][[AscendedFangirl Ascended Fangirls]] than previous seasons. Why? Well, this season was the first one to be filmed after Purple Kelly and [=NaOnka=] quit in ''Nicaragua''. Given the uproar that the double-quit caused among the crowd of people that enjoyed the show and had been applying for it time and again, it's very likely that this is the producers' way of apologizing for the quitting.*** Whenever people quit and don't commit SuicideByCop; people generally ''really'' hate you. A lot of people agree with Jeff that it's very rude to just "quit" because you "can't take it anymore" like Kelly and Naokna did. ** Say what you will about Fairplay, talking Sandra and Lillian into voting out Darrah over him was actually a ''very'' good move for him to get into the final two. Anyone who had seen the show by that point (or had sat through a couple complete seasons) would have known the final immunity was always an endurance challenge; and aside from himself, Darrah was the most physically fit to win that. So by getting rid of Darrah, he would compete for final immunity against a scoutmaster who would constantly screw up and was at the time 51 years old and a woman who hadn't won a single challenge all game and wasn't physically strong. And that's what made Lillian's come-from-behind final immunity so much more of a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, since ''nobody'' expected ''her to do that.** Jenna Lewis and Gervase Peterson did way better in their second attempt in the game than the former Tagis. Why? Because they know what it's like to be in the losing end (aka [[FanNickname Pagonged]]). They even joined a very tight alliance to ensure it. Both of them placed 3rd eventually, as well.** In ''Blood vs. Water'', Rupert and Candice were the first two inhabitants of Redemption Island. Before the merge, their spouses were the last two people eliminated. Also, the first and last jury members are previous winners. The season loves the BookEnds[=/=]IronicEcho trope way too much.** When Tyson was a mormon, he served in the UsefulNotes/{{Philippines}} for two years. When he finally won the game, guess which country the season was held?** In ''Heroes vs. Villains'', the Heroes excel at physical challenges, but the Villains trounce the heroes in terms of puzzle solving. The Villains are known for being strategic masterminds, so it makes sense that they would do better in challenges that have a cerebral element to them.** The winner of ''Heroes vs Villains'' was a villain who was actively working against all the (remaining) villains. Say what you will about the outcome, but it's fitting how the winner was essentially an AntiVillain rather than a straight-cut hero or villain. It shows that to win ''Survivor,'' you need a balance between being well-liked (hero) and cunning strategy (villain).** If Survivor Superfans do well in all original players seasons (Ex would be Rob Cesternino), they why do they do so bad in Fans vs Favorites? ''They're starstruck''* FridgeLogic:** How come more people don't learn how to make fire? (RealityShowGenreBlindness)*** Lampshaded by Jane of ''Nicaragua'' and Reed of ''San Juan del Sur''.** It's assumed the Purple Rock is still done outside the final four specifically to scare people into flipping.* FridgeHorror:** Kourtney got evacuated on day three from a ''horrible'' wrist injury. In a later medical examination, a grapefruit sized tumour was found in her abdomen and despite it being there during filming, she showed essentially no symptoms. Yikes!


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