Survivor: Fan Characters/YMMV

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  • Archive Binge: Nine seasons with over 1300 comics.
  • Broken Base: The rift was first created in Fans vs Canons and was widened further during Cursed Islands and All-Stars. Mainly divided along the lines of supporting either positive or negative characters. Mainly condoned on the author's part as he appreciates differing opinions.
    • Ker fans versus Wrecker fans. There have been debates, debates, and more debates about the two. The fact that they were the two finalists the public was voting for to win Season 7 didn't help matters.
  • Base Breaker: Mary, Minerva, Marius, Gatemaster, Ventious and Iraenus are some of the most divisive characters.
    • As for the seasons themselves, Cursed Islands and All-Stars fit the bill quite a lot.
    • Villainous winners such as Melanie and Marius; supporters say that they were great players who just happened to have a darker shade of morality and deserve recognition for their games despite their less than desirable ethics, while naysayers have thrown Villain Sue accusations towards the former and criticized the morals of the latter.
  • Cargo Ship: Violet x Tree and Popper x Ootsies (Tootsie Rolls).
  • Complete Monster: Prescilla/Bonnie in Season 9. Fortunately, she gets an epic downfall to end all epic downfalls.
  • Creator's Pet: Depending on who you are, Minerva, Beth, or Gatemaster might fit. Either way, they're all voted out early on All-Stars.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Popper, a Katamari Damacy fan character who can only communicate with signs and short words, was the original noteable Ensemble Darkhorse for this series. He made it onto the All-Star season despite being the fifth voted out on his original season.
  • Flame War: Hoo boy. In recent seasons, this has been a major problem within the fandom, with at least one major war taking place per season.
  • Fridge Brilliance: At first you'd think that Marius giving up the ability to win individual immunity would be stupid. As it turns out, this twist saved him when people assumed they could take him out at any time and kept him in until the finals, where he won.
  • Fridge Logic: After her elimination, she claims to have played the perfect under-the-radar game. Yet by all accounts (except by the camera), Denise was a motor mouth who didn't know when to shut up. How exactly is that playing under-the-radar?
  • Hate Dumb: Some characters seem to get a lot of unnecessary hate from certain users. Bitsy is a prime example of one of the characters.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Maria/Mo (Season 5 and All-Stars), Bitsy and Vinnie (at least in All-Stars), Ryuia (Season 7) and Malik (Season 8).
  • Magnificent Bastard: This series is absolutely teeming with them, but the best examples are the bastards who won their seasons; Skylar, Ellise, Marius, Bitsy, and Melanie.
    • Honorable mentions go to Rene, Vinnie, Baxter, Minerva, Lilly, Gatemaster (unintentionally), and Prescilla/Bonnie.
  • Magnum Opus: Season 3 was voted best season by 60% of the fanbase, and the author personally considers it his best work.
  • Memetic Mutation: "I support Violet x Tree", and "I support Violet x Bitsy x Tree".
  • Nightmare Fuel: Phil (from season 1) shirtless. Wendy says it best:

"Oh my god, my good eye is bleeding."

  • Parody Sue: Ventious, who has almost absolutely no flaws, and his entire tribe relies on him to win challenges for them because he's apparently so good at everything. Naturally, Chrii takes advantage of the fact that the whole tribe relies on Ventious and gets rid of him using a hidden immunity idol, which basically causes the entire tribe to crumble apart once he's gone.
    • Zachary. He's a master strategist and athletic guy that everyone loves and admires. He leaves first.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: "Vitsy" for Violet and Bitsy, and "Kerauss" for Ker and Krauss.
  • Seasonal Rot: Season 5 hit a snag in the series thanks to the overabundance of twists instead of fleshing out the characters, as well as a very polarizing winner, but it ultimately recovered. Season 8 was also a low point due to the lack of Character Development, lower character quality to earlier seasons, and a easily predictable winner. One of the reasons pinpointed for this fall in quality is directed at the characters being fan-submitted, and thus harder for the author to write with, but this has been addressed as of Season 9 by mixing up the author's characters with fan-submitted ones.
  • The Scrappy: Oran, the whiny little kid who complains constantly and cannot do anything, and PJ, who turned into an insufferable Jerkass after an elimination went as planned.
  • The Woobie: Driz, Bitsy in Season 2, Lucky, Iris, Chaona, and "N" in Season 3 all count.