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And out of nowhere, the Princess has been overthrown. Aqua-Marie is eliminated.
Marie was one of the characters I knew would play a big role, and even though it seems like a random place to take her out. This was one of the first moments I decided on. Marie needed to leave here, it was the perfect end for her story, she spends most of the game suspected by the readers as well as the cast initially due to her suspicious behavior and would battle to clear her name, only once that's done. She's identified as a jury threat for being waaay too open about her threatening Nature.
Her story went pretty much how I imagined it would, and the reception of her actually matched my plans almost exactly, suspicious early on, seen as a victim later, and then emerging as a player, while adding all of these hints that she MIGHT be evil, only for them to be easily explained, such as Marie looking for an idol, when in actuality she wasn't lying about going to the bathroom. Or saying unintentionally cruel things, but having a minor annoying curse be responsible. I wanted to play with expectations with Marie, and it was a success, even now, while she was a clear target going here, she was not the one who was expected to go.
HOLY SHIT TARO STAYED
@Guest: Marie was the bigger threat, Taro hid behind her
I...don't get why this move makes sense for Brandi over Taro though. Wtf.
@Vilecheese: I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that the Cordelia boot was a good reason to choose Marie over Taro since Taro let Marie take all the credit for that move, so Brandi probably thought that she was a bigger threat since she already had a big move under her belt.
@Vilecheese: What Quizzical said, plus Marie is much more openly OTTP and social. While Taro is much more low key
Brandi is probably going next, since she lossed the idol and pissed to many people off with this move
@Misterjakester: It might be a Pyrrhic Victory for her
NOOOO! NO, NO, NO! Goddammit. I mean, I totally called Brandi unfortunately outlasting Marie, but damn does it hurt to see happen. That's the last straw on Brandi, too. She has burned every possible bridge she had. At this point, if ANYONE out there seriously likes Brandi...they are a pure dumbass. Brandi has done everything in the game wrong, whether it be hurting other players, playing badly strategically, being over-emotional, not being emotional enough, hogging the camera...EVERYTHING. I'm sick and tired of this, and now Marie had to suffer the consequences of Brandi's idiocy. Seriously, IF the final 2 was Brandi/Dustin...sorry, but I'm voting for Dustin. He's a jackass and an idiot, but I'm NOT rewarding someone like Brandi a million dollars after all she's done. Marie...she was a delight. Probably not All-Star material, but still a sweetheart. Her curse made her that much more sympathetic, and she stayed mostly true to herself the entire way through. Didn't agree with a few of her decisions, like the Zach vote, but overall I really liked her. It sucks to see her be taken out in this manner, and ESPECIALLY by Brandi.
EPISODE 11 RANKINGS:
1. Ky (Perfect)
2. Taro (Adore)
3. Marie (Love)
4. Daisuke (Love)
5. Zach (Love)
6. Leah (Love)
7. Xeradonus (Love)
8. Freddy (Love)
9. Billy (Love)
10. Lea (Neutral)
11. Brandi (Dislike)
12. Juli (Dislike)
13. Tamara (Dislike)
14. Luna (Hate)
15. Sylvia (Hate)
16. Shaega (Hate)
17. Dustin (Hate)
18. Gekkota (Hate)
19. Cha'Telle (Loathe)
20. Cordelia (Loathe)
CURRENT RANKINGS (HALFWAY THROUGH EPISODE 12):
1. Ky (Perfect)
2. Taro (Adore)
3. Marie (Adore)
4. Daisuke (Love)
5. Zach (Love)
6. Leah (Love)
7. Xeradonus (Love)
8. Freddy (Love)
9. Billy (Love)
10. Lea (Neutral)
11. Juli (Dislike)
12. Tamara (Dislike)
13. Luna (Hate)
14. Sylvia (Hate)
15. Shaega (Hate)
16. Dustin (Hate)
17. Gekkota (Hate)
18. Brandi (Loathe)
19. Cha'Telle (Loathe)
20. Cordelia (Loathe)
EXPLANATIONS TO COME AFTER 2ND TRIBAL COUNCIL
@Tailslover13: I knew Brandi would be able to make it back to black <3
@Tailslover13: I agree I can see partly of why Marie is a jury threat but to save Dustin of all people. No Brandi u just made it on the characters I hate in this comic list.
I knew Marie would be leaving. Taro still has more, I think.
But oh boy, Sylvia's going to be mad.
@ChronoAlone: Indeed. Plus Marie's story had wrapped up nicely.
Really wanted it to be Taro :/. I will miss you Marie.
Brandi (She made a move, Marie WAS a threat, and at least she wasn't acting all paranoid.)
Taro (With Ky's boot on the horizon, he will most likely be moving down levels tbh.)
Dustin (He has a funny line once in awhile.)
Shaega (All bark no bite, so unless he does something soon, he will be the second character I truly dislike.)
@guesty: It was at least a decent move to take Marie out, but Taro is the bigger threat imo.
@Joey the Badass Wheeler:
Your right, but I needed for people to understand why I don't hate Brandi when I loved Marie to death.
@guesty: For Shaega, we do have half of the episode left, so things may happen
Marie crying makes me want to cry as well.
Fuck you Brandi Culpepper.
Princess Aqua Marie will forever be a g.oddess.
@arv0908: XD Brandi Culpepper
@arv0908: barndi sux
am still burked up y'all
Marie Aqua Rhapsody
As much as most of us would like to believe otherwise, there is such a thing as being too nice to win Survivor. Marie's the living embodiment of that philosophy, what with the endless scapegoating from Cordelia, Brandi's paranoia-overdosed bullying, and of course, this vote. She's had a rough ride, but I'm glad she's still taking it well. Crossing my fingers that Cordelia's not being mean to her at Ponderosa.
Brandi breaks Pinkie Promises. Over and over again.
[Power Rankings coming at the end of the episode]
@GaryHawkinsLandscaper: Cordelia is probably more pissed at Brandi than Marie.
And now with 7 days and 7 contestants left it seems this game has entered its last leg. I'm shocked to see Marie go over Taro, but that 's probably because we got to see more of Taro and his strategy than Brandi and the others while Marie actually was shown making moves so Brandi probably thought that she was the bigger threat.
I'm quite curious to see if Brandi even has a plan to deal with her angry tribemates, but something tells me that Sylvia's vote against Leah is going to stop them from teaming up and eliminating Brandi (also the fact the Brandi is starting to look like she would be pretty easy to beat at FTC). Also, Shaega is evil, so Brandi might be able to get a free pass.
At this point, I have a strong feeling that Ky wins this considering the fact that my second contender just left.
@Quizzical Pursuit: Brandi now is in the middle of 3 supers and 3 normals, so she's not in the worst spot
Fuck. Glad Taro didn't leave though. Yeah Brandi you suck lol. Was starting to like you more but now your eliminating my favorite players...
Hopefully Sylvia gets her ass in gear and moves against Brandi now that she doesn't have her idol!
Ky > Taro > Shaega > Leah > Sylvia > Brandi > Dustin
@dat4yc: If there's a time to act, it is now
That whistling noise you hear is Brandi's reputation making like Major Kong.
@landis963: But is it a Death Kong?
Hm.... I'm....actually going to say I'm disappointed with this outcome. Not because Marie is one of my favorite characters left, but because, IF Brandi's blindside went off, it should have been Taro. His story so far has been a successful SFC4 Ella, and has gone through literally without a hitch for the entire season. And if that continues until Taro wins the season, with so many things working out for Taro that shouldn't have, I am going to be disappointed. Perhaps Taro's actions will make Ky, someone who would have never made it to the end on his own, the winner in his stead. And if that happens, I'll be somewhat more accepting of Taro's place in this game, but at the moment Taro's story of nonexistence seems much less necessary than Marie's, repeatedly losing allies to Brandi, often in cruel and "in your face" fashion, for Brandi to ultimately come out the victor. I mean, literally the only person left in this game that has any vendetta with Brandi, and Brandi has made a LOT of enemies in this game, is Sylvia. And Sylvia eliminating Brandi after Brandi eliminated all other opposition would not be very satisfying at all. The only recourse left for Brandi seems to be getting grilled at jury questions and losing this game.
I guess what I'm getting at is for quite a while I've feared that this season's ending story wasn't going to make sense to me, with the main stories revolving around Taro and Brandi, and with this elimination I almost can't see it happening in any satisfying manner....unless Ky wins and Brandi gets grilled at jury, I guess, which is oddly specific. I want to be proven wrong, but even with so many great characters being perfectly represented in this season, I'm afraid the story is going to leave me surprisingly empty at its end.
@anime9001: Honestly, I agree with you. At this point, the three most "engaging" characters left are Ky, Leah and Sylvia. Dustin, Brandi and Shaega all can't win; they've been painted as either evil, assholes, or too stupid to live. Leah is pretty much nonexistent at this point, Sylvia is too scared to do anything most of the time and then acts cocky all other times, and Ky...yeah, at this point, Ky winning would probably be the most satisfying ending. But...as you know, we never get what we want...we get what SWSU wants. So...I fear this season is going to be like Kaoh Rong: amazing...until the horrible finale. That's what I think is going to happen. How horribly ironic that Ky/Tai have almost the same name, and neither one will likely win...
@Tailslover13: I'm not giving up hope yet, but this TC is what pushed it over the edge for me to finally say something about it. After thinking a little more, Brandi being eliminated in the same episode as Marie due to using up her idol when she shouldn't have would still be an *ok* ending to the whole Marie/Brandi rivalry, but still not as satisfying as Marie seeing it through.
I just....I think besides Brandi's story having SOME kinda of meaningful conclusion, I just don't want Taro to win this. Or if he does for him to have SOME kind of conflict that he has to go up against. He's one of the most likable characters in SFC history, but.... I can't say I feel he has earned it....at all. More than just not doing anything, too much stuff just happened to work out for him. And I'm just not sure who else SWSU would make win besides him or Ky. I think, as you kinda stated, Leah and Sylvia would be the next tier of potential winners, but they each have their own story problems with being winners. Just....not as much as Taro.
ANYWAY, with that out of my system, I'll just sit back and hope my fears are unwarranted. Let us see what the future holds~
@anime9001: Yeah...it's weird, because I feel the same way. Taro is indeed likable and he's proving to be a sweetheart, too, going by what he said in the Ky backstory comic...BUT I just don't want to see him win. At least Cherman DID something in the end, and HE had to survive vote after vote...mostly thanks to Bonnie keeping him in the game, but still! Lola technically had to have opposition, too. Montana had to withstand the powerful alliance of Baxter. I mean, all the likable winners in history have had SOMETHING memorable to their names. Right now...Taro has nothing. Ky kinda does, what with him being targeted a lot...and his touching backstory...but yeah.
I want to trust SWSU, but...he just always lets me down. I won't go into your own personal feelings, but last season...it sucked. Liz/Jojo/Desmond sucked the life out of the season; Diego and Stagg deserved it more. Before that...Jim/Tapioca just wasn't interesting, because it was a blowout and it was almost the Bonnie storyline again. Before that was Lola/Spongebob/Shelby, which...honestly, I kinda liked, because all three "sucked", but were funny or amusing enough to WANT to see win! So...yeah.
@Tailslover13: I've been meaning to ask about the Kaoh Rong finale. Why are people in such an uproar over it?
@Sonofhades: Well, likely for three reasons:
1. The juror twist. Even though I personally liked it myself, most everyone else hated it.
2. The fact that Michele won and she really did nothing to deserve it, her edit didn't support it, and she basically made it to the final tribal just by winning the last immunity and that's it. And then the jury rewards her for really no reason.
3. Aubry/Tai both being robbed when they easily...EASILY played the better games. Aubry especially, even though I loved Tai more.
@Tailslover13: If they easily played better games they would have won. I didn't expect you to be smart from rankings this season but damn. Are you trolling on purpose?
@uhbihbjnk: You're the only troll here and you know it. And, just because a jury votes for you to win doesn't mean you deserved to win or you were the best player. The point of a jury is that it's a few peers of yours. Like a court system. In "To Kill A Mockingbird", the jury was 100% wrong, yet still gave a horrible verdict. It's generally assumed that the OJ Simpson trial was also done incorrectly. So, if you REALLY think a jury of 7-9 people voting for you to win makes you the best player and a deserving winner...you're delusional.
@Tailslover13: I was one of the few people that liked the Michele win. From my perspective she was nice enough (and pretty damn hot) to deserve a win over Tai who I found to be annoying (sorry to his fans) and Aubry who bored me (sorry again).
@Pie31415: Anyone who doesn't like Tai is a scumbag and a truly despicable person. We need MORE people like Tai in the world, because they truly try and make it a better place for animals and humans alone. I don't care one bit of Michele was hot; she was boring as hell and did NOTHING to deserve winning. You can't seriously point to one thing she did to win, and even if you did, it would just be one thing...not enough like Tai and Aubry had done.
@Tailslover13: Dang... I didn't know I'd upset you so much. I'm sorry. I do see why people like Tai, his love for animals is great, he just isn't the kind of person I typically interact with. There's a few articles describing why Michele deserved to win, including one written by Fishbach, that have arguments I agree with. Again, I'm sorry for upsetting you .-. The "hot" thing was a bit immature.
@Pie31415: It's fine, don't worry about it. The only reason I was rooting for Cordelia at the start was because I thought she was hot, too. So, don't worry. I just really hate it when people don't like good people, yet root for boring or unlikable people. It bugs me. I KNOW...I KNOW...that people have opinions and we should respect one another and blah blah blah...but it still bothers me. It just does.
@anime9001: I will say though, this season isn't over yet, and at this point it's really impossible to say which storylines will be the ones in the end.
@anime9001: I feel like it is too early to claim that certain endings would be dissatisfying, especially regarding Taro. I'm upset that Marie left, but there is plenty of game left.
@anime9001: Wow, that's a very good point about Taro. He really has to do something soon.
Dirty, underhanded... but ultimately unsatisfying. I suppose if someone had to go, Marie isn't the worst one to go.
No previews this time around, though.... this is a bit unsettling. I don't know what's gonna happen next! I'm scared... hold me.
@RedBeryl: <Holds> Someone else is leaving veeeery soon....
That was... abrupt and unsatisfying. Although I will admit the writing was on the wall, since Marie's plot relevance has diminished in recent episodes. There is an upside, though! Brandi just blatantly revealed herself to not only be extremely underhanded, but working with a major challenge threat. She just threw away her idol to take down one of the most beloved members of the tribe. She's gonna get slammed whether or not she makes it to the finals, and if she does miraculously make it, the Jury's going to rip her a new one. No way Brandi's gonna win, we just have to wait for the final nails in her coffin.
@Sonofhades: It was very abrupt, but it had to happen.
Ok, Taro got to stay but Marie's departure still hurts.
I was among the people who didn't trust Marie at first but later I ended up rooting for her the most among the normals. That's pretty impressive as all the princess did was being herself - an understanding person and forming the right alliances. She will stay one of my favourite normals this season.
Brandi next please! I feel like a fool for wanting to root for her before the season started... Even without Cordelia's influence she is extremely selfish and annoying
@SkySurfer: She's just a cutthroat gameplayer.
Heh, that was pretty interesting.
To be fair though, Taro's gameplay was very low key, so there's no reason for Brandi to target him when it comes to Marie. Of course, it could be a dire mistake on Brandi's behalf.
So for the next boot, that should be interesting. I'm calling a Dustin boot, actually. With Marie gone, I don't see it being Shaega or Ky.
EDIT: Also, was Brandi influenced by Paranoia? Shaega had no reaction to Dustin getting the idol from Brandi. He also mentioned "This is about to get good". Wouldn't be surprised if Shaega influenced this vote..
Done with this season, rip Marie ;_;
YOU MONSTER GETTING RID OF MY FAVS
im going to go and cry now
Brandi... you are stupid as Dustin.
Nuuuu, Marie ;-; She was a very likable sweetheart that deserved to win this. At least Ky, Leah, and Taro survived :/ It better not be one of those three leaving next ._.
Interesting, so Brandi goes for the less threatening character...okay? I mean, I get that characters make mistakes, but this one seems a bit odd. Taro clearly has jury advantage as...who doesn't like Taro? He brings people together, and plays a quiet and respectable game. Marie being gone from the game doesn't really change that much, but Taro being gone would change a lot. Oh well.
Either way, Brandi is in big trouble now. I hope her failed blindside is worth it, she's going to have a LOT of explaining to do to get out of it.
I hate Brandi but at least it wasn't Taro.. Yet.
Marie was meh. Wasn't too bad but a bit overrated.
Since we get more camp comics you have to wait for the next vote prediction. Please Understand.
@Blastoise_FTW: Nice Nintendo reference :P
wow, brandi publicly aligning herself with dustin is definitely going to have some repercussion. yeah, i guess marie was a likeable threat, but taro wasn't the target? is his sushi just that good?
i'm going to miss marie. after all the suspicion that surrounded her early in the game, she really was just a kind princess. :)
time for me to burke because my is still in
@TrollDoll: Does Smackjeeves happen to have a report button? The trolling was funny at first but this is blatant spam.
@Blastoise_FTW: I really wish there was -_-
@TrollDoll: keep doing what your doin troll doll dont let the naughty girls keep you down
@TrollDoll: your the only good person here everyone else can suck it
theyll never find out its me