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SFC16 Cast Release 1

February 13th, 2017, 5:36 pm

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Reply SWSU-Master, February 13th, 2017, 5:36 pm

It's time to welcome back Bonnie and Bowser, and introduce Sarah and Bowser Jr.

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Reply ChronoAlone, February 13th, 2017, 5:48 pm

And now it begins...sort of.

Bonnie: Oh boy, her again. Let's hope she's more mild tempered this time around, but if not, I'll pray she gets an early boot this time.

Sarah: Yeah, probably not making it far. Though wouldn't it be ironic if she ended up being more psychopathic than her patient? I can kinda see that happening honestly.

Bowser: Heh, can't say I'm upset about him returning. Easily one of the most entertaining characters in the series. Wonder if he'll actually be viewed as an asset due to his knowledge of the place.

Bowser Jr.: Hmmm...might be annoying, might be charming. Not really sure. I'll stay open.

Reply SWSU-Master, February 13th, 2017, 5:55 pm

@ChronoAlone: There will certainly be a point made of Bowser and Jr being familiar with the setting of the world

Reply Niftyness, February 13th, 2017, 6:06 pm

Interesting First Reveals Bonnie - She's not making it to the end game. Not a third time. If it does, it'll only be because of Sarah somehow being there for her but I doubt they'll go that far together. I think Bonnie will end up being a late pre-merge to early-merge boot with her therapist leaving not too long before her.

Sarah - A therapist on SFC. If she's managed to calm down Bonnie and get her to reshape her ways as much as we're led to believe, then I could see her being a manipulative social-strategy person. I mean, Denise was a sex therapist and she went on to win Philippines! I'm guessing that she'll survive to a swap and be with Bonnie but go early pre-merge or early merge w/ Bonnie.

Bowser - I mean, even if he does know the rules of this world and can show those rules to the foreigners, I feel like he'll only be even more egotistical considering that he's 'King of the Koopas' and feels like he owns this place. I'm predicting him to be an early boot, out within the first four episodes. I'll probably be wrong tho, heh. Hopefully I'm wrong.

Bowser Jr. - He's going to either go deep, or be one of those pre-merge villains that goes out surprisingly and is inflated during the pre-merge just to disguise the late-game villain. I'm kind of curious to see what this kid will do, though. He'll outlast his dad, I'm sure of that, but beyond that I can't really predict much of him other than he'll be a villain, big or small doesn't matter.

Current Overall Predictions:
Bonnie - Early Merge
Sarah - Late Pre-Merge
Bowser - Early Boot
Bowser Jr. - Goes Deep (?)

Reply SWSU-Master, February 13th, 2017, 6:11 pm

@Niftyness: I mean... It's not impossible that Bonnie makes it to the end on her own. Might even place higher than 3rd.

Reply Niftyness, February 13th, 2017, 6:15 pm

@SWSU-Master: I could see her getting a redemption arc, but I just don't see it ending with her winning. It would be kind of cool for her to conquer the game she has struggled with so much by changing her ways with the help of her therapist, but I don't find it to be quite the fitting end to her character arc. At least not yet. Maybe a few episodes in, that opinion will change.

Reply TJBambi93 (Guest), February 13th, 2017, 6:19 pm

Pretty sure Bonnie's only here to introduce Sarah. I know SWSU had his doubts about having Bonnie run all the way to the end twice in a row so I doubt Bonnie's lasting too long. However, maybe this therapy is what Bonnie needed after so many years.

Sarah looks interesting, honestly. Hopefully she's a giant contrast to Bonnie.

And of course, already teased prior is Bowser and Bowser Jr. I don't see Bowser lasting long, but I think Bowser Jr. might be in for the long haul.

Reply SWSU-Master, February 13th, 2017, 8:14 pm

@TJBambi93: Yeah Bowser and Jr were two of the most easily identifiable people in the preview lol

Reply Tinyhammer (Guest), February 13th, 2017, 6:31 pm

Bonnie: ...I am with Taro on this. PERIOD. Buttttt...

Sarah: ...I am actually interested to see how she and Sarah interact with each other.

Bowser: Yeah... While I am excited to see him back, I am afraid that he may be an early boot.

Bowser Jr.: Though, Jr., While nowhere my favourite Mario characters, has a lot of potential based on how you describe in this story. I am interested in how he is.

Reply SWSU-Master, February 13th, 2017, 8:17 pm

@Tinyhammer: Yeah... Sadly I could not Justify bringing Waluigi on this season. If I could. I would

Reply DryIceBros, February 14th, 2017, 5:32 am

@SWSU-Master: You just didn't have enough imagination. You can do anything if you set your mind to it (or if it's Waluigi).

Reply Blastoise_FTW (Guest), February 13th, 2017, 6:59 pm


Bonnie: NOT YAY. I miss Enter. God kill me. ANYTHING BUT HER ARRRGH

Sarah: I feel bad for her having to be BONNIE'S loved one.. Bleh. She gonna lose quickly.

Bowser: The best canon who ever played the game, he's gonna steal the show again. He's really gonna shine without Enter the worst cast ever bogging him down.

Bowser Jr: Everyone saw this coming. I never liked him in Mario and I'l probably won't like him here. HE WILL make it far enough to vote out Bowser, we all know it's gonna happen.

Bonnie's presence almost makes me wanna abandon this season, but I've waited too long.

Reply ChronoAlone, February 13th, 2017, 7:13 pm

@Blastoise_FTW: Heh, would you quit it if Sylvia or Brandi were in this cast too?

Reply Blastoise_FTW (Guest), February 14th, 2017, 10:50 am

@ChronoAlone: I'd rather have BOTH of them than Bonnie. I'd rather have Russel Hantz make a comeback.

Reply SWSU-Master, February 13th, 2017, 8:18 pm

@Blastoise_FTW: Let's give Bonnie a chance. Maybe Sarah changed her for the better.

Reply Robolax7, February 13th, 2017, 7:11 pm

Alrighty, we got ourselves a beautiful quartet of contestants here, lets see how they stand.

Bonnie - Three times? Really? You're giving her the Minerva Mink treatment?
While I dislike her as a character, she filled the villain roles of her first season quite well, and for season ten...
...we don't talk about season ten.
The whole 'Going through therapy' thing seems like an okay development for her character, though I believe that Sarah, her companion, will be an early boot, allowing the good ol' unhinged Bonnie to come back. Hopefully she won't be in the final 3 this time.
...Seriously SWSU. Don't.

Sarah - As mentioned in Bonnie's comment, I feel she'll be an earlier boot, though I believe she will still impact the season in a way. While Bonnie may go on to be the good ol' sociopath from before, the addition of Sarah may introduce us to a whole new side of her character, along with the potential friendships and fun times the therapist brings to the table herself.

Bowser - Ladies and gentlemen, the best canon of season 12 has returned! In his season, Bowser was the sidekick to Enter's antics, though the latter claimed he was a minion the entire time. As Jeff so elegantly suggested, Bowser doesn't have Enter around to carry him this time, and his ego may make him unreasonable to work with. However, with his knowledge of the location, he could be quite the asset to the tribe he ends up on. While i'm leaning towards him being an early boot, though there are still 16 people to see, so you never know. Maybe one of the other returnees, or a newcomer, will help guide him through the competition.

Junior - Immediately, Jeff comments on the loyalty to his father. He seems less egotistical than his father, and more of a schemer, so he may end up as one of the more manipulative contestants. However, his weaknesses are quite apparent, even if not mentioned. He is just a child, making him one of the more physically weak characters in the show, and though he is manipulative, he would end up following his father's commands, making him quite the target for those going against Bowser. However, if his father is taken down first, he may be able to manipulate his way far into the competition.

Bonnie - Early Merge.
Sarah - Early Boot.
Bowser - Late Pre-Merge.
Bowser Jr. - Mid Merge.

Of course, this is all just speculation.

Welp, that's it for me.

Is Bowser's expression super rapey, or is it just me?

Reply GaryHawkinsLandscaper, February 13th, 2017, 7:14 pm

Bonnie: Nope. Not buying it. Look at her profile- it's like she's trying her hardest not to throw a chair at the photographer. You know what, maybe she really has gotten better, but even if that's true, I really doubt the competitors are going to believe her. We let Bonnie last way too long in Season 10. These people will not be making that mistake again. Count on it.

Sarah: Not a whole lot of details about Sarah in this preview. It's pretty much the second part of Bonnie's preview, so I'm just gonna do the same thing. On the off chance that Bonnie is indeed still evil, the absolute worst thing you can do is get rid of her therapist first. That will end up being nothing but good news for evil Bonnie.

Bowser: Bowser is kind of a trainwreck as a player without Enter. If he manages to find someone of that caliber this season, he *may* have a shot, but if he doesn't, I see him going out extremely early. But he'll still be entertaining as hell regardless.

Bowser Jr.: I'm just seeing a wannabe here. Yeah, he's Bowser's son, so of course he would want to be like his father. I think it's possible BJ will try to be kind of like a support character to Bowser, like the kid is the father's social game. But that will put BJ in the better position if he makes it to the finals, so he may be unknowingly playing the game for himself if that is the case.

I'm starting to think the tribal division will in fact be blood pairs vs. water pairs instead of returning players vs. loved ones. Looks like we might actually be getting a Blood vs. Water match after all.

Reply SWSU-Master, February 13th, 2017, 8:21 pm

With Bowser though, you all know I love my trainwrecks <3

Reply ChronoAlone, February 13th, 2017, 8:30 pm

@GaryHawkinsLandscaper: Please don't use that nickname for Jr. XP

Reply anime9001, February 13th, 2017, 9:38 pm


Taro: "I'm honored to be here."
Me: "Me too!"
*Bonnie appears on screen*
Taro: "And I'm out."
Me: "And I'm out."

Jokes aside.....

Bonnie: Not too thrilled to see Bonnie back. Despite the preview comic, I honestly didn't think we'd be seeing her here. That therapist could make her inclusion more interesting.....for about two episodes, but I'm honestly hoping she doesn't last too long.

Sarah: Was honestly expecting Barbie after seeing Bonnie, with her costing Bonnie her initial win and all. Sarah should be interesting, but we really don't know much about her besides her relationship with Bonnie, which I hope isn't delved into too deeply given my hopes for *someone's* early departure.... if she ends up on a different side than Bonnie, I really can't see Bonnie lasting more than two episodes, but something tells me that won't be the case...

Bowser: AND THE BIG MAN IS HERE! Not much of a surprise given the preview but I am so glad to see him in this season. Let's just hope he lasts a while.

Bowser Jr: And sweet, my first pick for his family partner. I will admit that I hoped he'd be a tad more mischievous and un-attached to Bowser than he sounds, but Bowser is a character who I believe will shine much better with a true loyal minion by his side, and no one can fulfill that role better than Bowser Jr. I'm really expecting a lot out of these two so I hope they don't let me down~

Reply SWSU-Master, February 13th, 2017, 9:49 pm

@anime9001: I do hope that Bowser Jr comes across well. Haven't done a legit kid character like him in a while. Hopefully not too rusty

Reply Congo, February 13th, 2017, 10:16 pm

oh hey! i checked up on a whim, and it looks like we've got some cast release action going on.

bonnie: again? i actually kinda loved rooting against bonnie in sfc9, but near the end of sfc10, she was just... i don't know, shown waaay too much. i don't know what to expect, other than a pre-merge boot. i was about to say that bonnie coming back won't offer anything new, but for some reason, there's her therapist down there lol wtf!

sarah: not too much to go off of, as there's no real mention of sarah's personality or how she feels about survivor, other than the fact that she's apparently a very dedicated therapist to follow one of her clients on a tv show! also, the idea of an "intensive therapy barbie" playset is morbidly hilarious.

bowser: there he is! he was kinda funny in sfc12, but i guess he got overshadowed by enter. i wonder if bowser will play more of a "goofy dad" role this season? "don't end up like bonnie, junior! you gotta be a good villain, like your ol' dad!".

bowser jr: for some reason, i don't know what to say about him. i hope he'll break out of the loyal minion role that the cast release makes him out to be.

Reply SWSU-Master, February 13th, 2017, 10:53 pm

@Congo: Bowser certainly can't go full evil with his kid there.... Although the kid is pretty evil too

Reply qazox, February 13th, 2017, 10:40 pm

Bonnie-- don't have a problem with her unless it's a redemption arc. Now to have her get almost redeemed then snap... would be good drama.

Sarah-- had a crazy ex named Sarah... enough said.

Bowser-- too obvious of an early boot, he'll make merge then fizzle out.

Bowser Jr.-- a possible dark horse to win it. Everyone is gonna focus on Dad too much to notice Jr. sneakily sliding into the final 6.

Reply SWSU-Master, February 13th, 2017, 10:53 pm

@qazox: Or on the flip side. People will want to take the easy out and take out Bowser Jr to spite Bowser.

Reply EJ122, February 13th, 2017, 11:58 pm

Bonnie: ...Seriously? I have to put up with her again? At least this should be the last time. (Pre-Jury)

Sarah: I wouldn't be surprised if she's just a sham and turns out to be an OTTN villain. It's another sneaky trick. (Late Jury)

Bowser: I like comedic villains. Bowser is a perfect fit for this season. (Early Jury)

Bowser Jr: Can't wait to see the shenanigans between the two koopas. (Final 3)

Starting out with 3 (or 4) villains. I'm already rooting for Bowser Jr.

Reply SWSU-Master, February 14th, 2017, 4:54 am

@EJ122: With Bonnie, at the very least. It's unlikely I'll ever do Fourpeats.

Reply Guest, February 14th, 2017, 5:47 am

Because these reveals are in alphabetical order, this reveal deconfirms Adrian, Al, Alex, Alleio, Amelia, Amy, Artemis, Audrey, Baxter, and Beth among others.

Reply SWSU-Master, February 14th, 2017, 1:48 pm

@Guest: That is correct!

Reply Sonofhades, February 14th, 2017, 11:35 am

Well, then. Time for another round of Evaluate the Survivors!

Bonnie: If she doesn't get booted first round like Russell in Redemption Island, I will be surprised. I don't think even a therapist is going to help her game here.

Sarah: Hard to say on her. It'd be strange to have a nice, earnest person with that much insight into how the mind works. I could see that being an interesting hero concept, though.

Bowser: I'm really, really happy to see Bowser back. The King is back, and hopefully he'll stay. If not, we can at least see Jeff get toasted again.

Bowser Jr.: I have no idea. Will he be Bowser's toady or will he be Bowser's Starscream? Only time will tell!

Reply SWSU-Master, February 14th, 2017, 1:51 pm

@Sonofhades: Jeff Probst would die of happiness if Bowser Jr. voted off Bowser

Reply dat4yc, February 14th, 2017, 6:04 pm

Yay cast release!!!!

Bonnie: Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. (Mid pre-merge)

Sarah: I'm actually really interested to see how she interacts with Bonnie. Guessing she'll probably make it farther of the two (or maybe that's just wishful thinking (early jury)

Bowser: Oh I am SO psyched for Bowser. He was hilarious the first time, and I fully expect him to be even funnier without Enter around. However, due to Enter's absence I highly doubt he'll be around for long. (Early boot)

Bowser Jr: I'm really excited for him as well. I'm hoping he is a strategic powerhouse, like the "anti-Bowser" and I'm willing to bet he'll make it much farther than his father. (Late merge)

Reply SWSU-Master, February 15th, 2017, 5:46 pm

@dat4yc: You had almost more vowels in Bonnie's comment than are in Ieaeka's name

Reply SkySurfer, February 15th, 2017, 12:43 am

Oh boy, the first cast release!

Bonnie: It would be a record if she make it into the jury a third time so I doubt it. She will still stay longer than Minerva in AllStars though.
Sarah: Hard to judge her as a newcomer. I guess she will only leave before the merge if Bonnie is among the people targeting her.
Bowser: One of the villians I like to see again. I think he might leave just before the merge in case he still concentrates on bragging instead of being a challenge threat.
Bowser J: The right contestant for some character development, especially once his dad is voted out. Go go go, past the merge and further!

Reply SWSU-Master, February 15th, 2017, 5:45 pm

@SkySurfer: Maybe Bowser Jr. can even make it to the finals :O

Reply Erokuso, February 15th, 2017, 9:00 am

yay! Bowser jr!

Reply SWSU-Master, February 15th, 2017, 5:44 pm

@Erokuso: The Koopa Jr is here to play hard!

Reply RedBeryl, February 15th, 2017, 1:01 pm

Ooh. This is interesting already~

Bonnie: Again? If she's not one of the early boots, then there's gonna be a lot of angry people. I mean, she's definitely a tough person, but her personality leaves a lot to be desired.

Sarah: I do love the therapist, though. I have high hopes for her: she's possibly one of the few people not to give up on 'lost causes' like Bonnie. She doesn't have the greatest chances of winning, but I can hope.

Bowser: YUS. Totally awesome. He better run deep this time around. I mean, he's on his home turf!

Bowser Jr.: Meh. I could go either way on this. If he's annoying, hope he's annoying to the right people. :D

Reply SWSU-Master, February 15th, 2017, 5:44 pm

@RedBeryl: Maybe Bonnie's personality has changed enough to work right for the players and viewers

Reply Yumichika Time, February 15th, 2017, 1:52 pm

Ok then. I know I'm fairly late here but, I might as well do this until the 2nd part comes out as well. So here goes nothing;

Bonnie (S9/S10-BotT=3rd Place/3rd Place): I'll admit that I did NOT start watching this series until S12 honestly but, even I'm not blind to her reputation after a skimming through her 2 seasons. Now, it's absolutely unlike she'll EVER make the Finale for a 3rd TIME, but there almost NO WAY she'll be the 1st boot either for BvW. Given that I'll see her live ftft ever, I'll try to compare her distinct changes from then to now but, I have to think that there NEEDS to be ample time for even BONNIE to express the "newer" developments she's gone through afters YEARS of being away. Overall, I'll be Generous enough to predict her as either a Late Pre-Merge to Merge-Boot. But regardless, This former badass will have a VERY tough road to navigate, as there are likely NOT many people in this cast that'll give her ANY more chances to prove herself to be changed (more-or-less).

Sarah (Bonnie's Therapist ): For this woman, I guess there is a SLIGHT lack of personal information given about her for now. But even then, I can mostly tell that she's GOT to be 1 of the TOUGHEST people on this cast already, just to ENDURE having Bonnie be a patient of hers for likely YEARS now. Yet for this game, I like some others am a bit confused on how she'll TRUELY play this game besides trying to KEEP this Newer Bonnie in check (especially in this "hostile environment" to give her patient PLENTY of chances to relapse potentially). Nevertheless, I have a feeling that Sarah will be a toss-up to finish btwn Mid Pre-Merge to Mid Post-Merge, ALL depending on how much the OTHER players WANT to test Bonnie w/out a reminder like a THERAPIST around, to see a REAL change or not. That & Sarah's likely VERY nice.

Bowser (S12-FvC2=11th): Of COURSE, who ELSE would be BETTER than for the KING of KOOPAS to Represent the MARIO World here at the Mushroom Kingdom!? XP Anyhow, tbf I might be 1 of the few that are NOT as crazy for the King Koopa returning, but having watched S12 1st live, I can DEFINITELY see WHY many Fans/Producers (SWSU mainly) are going a LITTLE nuts for him. He was actually FUNNY for even myself sometimes, but got likely almost Ruined by Enter himself back then. So now that he HAS no real master to follow around this time, he'll have to Really EARN it now to STAY for a Long time now (even IF he has the BEST knowledge in his OWN Home World). Basically, the ONLY things that could keep him around for SOME time (especially as a CANNON) is that he's STRONG/KNOWLEDGABLE of the region, but otherwise he's Doomed likely for a VERY early-mid Pre-Merge Boot.

Bowser Jr (Bowser's Son): Well well well, if it isn't the little "gremlin" himself. Being that he's the 1st EVER Cannon to play w/out a FvC format here, I think he's got a LOT to prove to not ONLY us the Fans & the cast, but Especially to his OWN Father as well. Jr no Doubts shares Many traits that got passed down to him (like confidence/ego/villainy/etc.), but other than that, he's actually ALMOST a clean slate to work w/ here. What I mean is that, Jr seems to have a Few uncanny differences apart form his Father Bowser, that not only set him apart obviously, but that he ALSO has a DIFFERENT/Alternative way (at times) that actually make him MORE successful than his dad. So really, I see him being someone that can be an EXTREME in placement in either a Early boot, or a LATE boot/finalist even, as 1 of the FEWKEY differences Jr has is COMMON SENSE (that his dad sadly lacks mostly). But being that he IS tied to his dad & is Physically a WEAKLING, he can get a Quick boot as well (especially for if people want to SPITE his father on a Personal level). But honestly, Jr has the ability to be a HIDDEN BIG threat in Plain sight, w/ other people overlooking him for BIGGER fish to fry.

Overall, I see both RTs as more likely the 1st to go w/in the Pre-Merge while their LOs outlast them to the Post-Merge. But then again, ANYTHING can happen on SFC!

Reply Yumichika Time, February 15th, 2017, 1:56 pm

@Yumichika Time: btw, can you Please tell us when the 2nd part of this Cast release/Assessment may come out?

Reply Guest, February 15th, 2017, 1:58 pm

@Yumichika Time: each cast release comes out every two nights.

Reply SWSU-Master, February 15th, 2017, 5:43 pm

@Yumichika Time: Like 5 minutes

Reply Sweetcupcakes, February 16th, 2017, 12:13 am

Unpopular opinions aha IM SO HAPPY BONNIES RETURNING! At tge preview I thought I saw "priscilla" and I didnt know how to feel about it, but now I'm ecstatic! And bowser and bowser jr returning is amazing

Reply lucasmaximo15, February 19th, 2017, 11:03 pm

Cast release 1 I think I'm the only one who loves Bonnie, I know she is awful but let's be honest we all love a good nasty villain, she is like Courtney, while Minerva is the Parvati, she will go 1 from 2 options, or she is going to the end, or she is going to be Minerva all stars 2.0 and be the first boot.

Sarah her therapist don't see hey going to far, at least if Bonnie is out in the early days, and she starts playing the real game

Bowser - I just hate him and enter, let's hope there not another enter 2.0 so he is inmune every single time.

Bowmser jr he is just adorable I hope he goes far

Reply CauldronThief, December 30th, 2018, 3:49 pm

Bonnie yesss

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