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Despite the attempted move, Desmond had other ideas to keep his Idol, and thus Ivan is eliminated from the game.
I had been wanting to do a character like Ivan for some time now. From his application, he seemed like a charmer and someone who could play a CPN game without being disgusting, and once he was introduced to Amelia, his game was brought to and end.
With Ivan, I wanted a character that was initially incredibly smug and cocky while putting up a nice guy front, set them up for a long run in the game early on. And then have their game come crashing down through incredibly petty reasons outside their control, think Bonnie being eliminated early in SFC9 because Frank didn't like the color Pink, that's what I wanted. Ivan and his dynamic with Amelia were so amazing because Ivan really did stay true to himself during the whole ordeal and never changed his outlook at all, and yet by the end, he was at worst seen as the lesser of two evils. (Or Three if you count Desmond)
Ivan was an incredibly unique character to write for, and his presence will be missed, but his arc was ending, and this was the perfect place to end it. Stay Classy Ivan.
@Vilecheese: I second that ew.
@ChronoAlone: Me too. Ew
@SWSU-Master: Even the king himself is digested.
You done goofed Amelia.
I actually grew to like Ivan on how much I HATE both Amelia and Desmond.
@guesty: What better way to like someone that hate who they do?
Oh you have to be kidding me -_- The hipster outlasts one of my favorites of the season, and now she'll be gloating about it for the rest of the game.
Someone hand me a gun. I'm goin' hipster hunting.
Also, Ivan will go down as the most screwed contestant in the history of SFC. Seriously, I can't think of someone who was more screwed over than him.
@ChronoAlone: Alaskean? Polly? Sharker? That's just three examples
@Slicer: True, but did they have someone sabotaging their game for the majority of it?
@ChronoAlone: Jim and Alleio
@SWSU-Master: But he wasn't reallu screwed up, he made his game complicated, but didn't screw it up lord SWSU
@sesareee: Debatable. Alleio made Jim out to be the bad guy when he finally cracked and it took him nearly the entire game to recover from that.
It was everything AFTER that where he just made it more complicated~
@anime9001: Jim managed to win though, so it worked out for him.
@ChronoAlone: Ivan chose to align with Amelia though
@ChronoAlone: He was screwed over by aligning with Amelia, so if you go back to it, so if you stretch it, it was his fault for aligning with her.
Plus he only got the Idol with the Deserted Rules, so it was only fitting he lose the Idol in the same way
IVAN FOR SECOND CHANCES! HE WAS SCREWED OVER, GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE!
@Guest: IvanxPeih-Gee for Final Two
@SWSU-Master: Yes please
ouch, ivan didn't have much of a good time it seems.
speaking of petty reasons for elimination, in sfc11, i recall sexygirlxo voting for bradlyn because he didn't want to buy her a hoodie on tengaged or whatever. i don't know why i remember that!
liz's smackdown was great! it sounds like she's going to give more of it to desmond next episode. i think she's one of my favorites this season.
jeff said this season started with 18 people, but i don't think anyone knows jake's name yet. surely everyone else besides yukie and sgt. stagg are thinking about it, right?
@Congo: Yeah, Sexy had that reason as well, although Tia had strong reasons to eliminate him as well.
Expressing their hate? Like, what.
I get you might not like a character, but it's just a comic. Chill, lmao.
It's all a matter of perspective honestly. Some people like heroic underdogs, others like ruthless villains...
@These people: Some people can hate a character for the same reason someone else loves them. That's the beauty of Survivor lol
So is there going to be a 7 person final 3 or an 8 person final 2, not including that one person whose name I can't quite place...
@qazox: I'm not saying
@qazox: here's a hint: he's from progressive insurance!
@Congo: Brian?? ;)
Words cannot describe how punchable Amelia's face is in panel #39...
@Quizzical Pursuit: Punch your monitor. DO IT!
Excuse me while I cry.
I guess it wasn't Amelia's boot episode after all. She suddenly has a very strong chance of making the finals, and that makes me sad.
Great job with Ivan's character arc. You've been doing this series for nearly a decade at this point, no? And you're still coming up with new ideas. It's really impressive.
One last thing - was this comic made before or after Joe's elimination in Worlds Apart? This vote feels very similar to it.
Well, while we're talking over completely messed over contestants...I'ma go with Slash from SFC 2. LITERALLY everyone voted randomly except two people and he left with 2 votes with an 8 way tie with 1 vote...
I mean, I understand that was just a TC compared to Ivan's whole game, but that's still pretty bad.
Oh yeah, and as for the vote. I guess I hadn't noticed how much non-hate Ivan had been getting. Is kinda a pity to see him leave like this, but I suppose Desmond will be losing or using that idol soon enough, and Amelia probably won't be far to follow (I hope at least for the sanity of my fellow readers~)
Well, at least he can finally relax...
Ivan wasn't a likeable character. He sure suffered more than the average survivor but moments like his final talk to Adeline reminded me why I wasn't rooting for him during the season.
But hey... I can somehow imagine him to show his real potential in an AllStars season where he doesn't have a paranoid hipster targeting him for the wrong reasons
At least Liz gave Amelia a small heart attack with that vote. If only she voted Desmond as well... A tiebreaker would have been a cooler method to solve the situation. This still doesn't change the fact that I respect Liz even more after this TribalCouncil.
Ivan was robbed. Sure he made the bad decision of working with Amelia, but get rid of the Deserted twist, she would have been eliminated a long time ago. Easily. The twists worked against Ivan, and he was totally screwed over, and his name slandered by Amelia.
While I don't think Ivan could have WON the game, I definitely feel like he had no shot at this point. The Deserted twist worked against him and completely killed his game due to Amelia, and the BS idol rules.
Sgt Stagg > Liz > Mac > Desmond > Prussia > Yukie > Jojo > Diego > Amelia
Ivan screwed himself over the first day he associated himself with Amelia. However, I never was a big fan of Ivan, so I'm happy that he's gone. Honestly, Amelia is going up on my rankings list because of her strategical prowess. Obviously Amelia's group is the new
group in power, Liz is question Desmond about him taking out Thorne and Yukie is probably gonna sabotage the sisters.
Edit: LMAO LIZ IS AN IDIOT FOR VOTING AMELIA
...Crap. There aren't really words for how hard Ivan got screwed over. It is physically painful to see Amelia actually winning in this case. I can see why they kept her, though. She telegraphs her moves so much that you might as well call it Alphabet Strategy Mark II. And Desmond lied to Ivan's face and literally stole his idol, so he's on my shit list too. Here's hoping that Amelia gets voted out in extremely humiliating fashion last episode, because I'm starting to hate her more than Chloe.