New TV Lore Suggestion Thread

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January 28th, 2017, 8:19 pm #1

Hey, everyone! After some thought and discussion, staff has decided to relaunch the TV Lore Suggestions thread with a little more guidance and structure. As of now, staff will not be working with pending suggestions any further; if you have an old suggestion (perhaps from the old thread) that has not been added to the wiki yet and still wish to see it incorporated into continuity, please refit it as necessary to fit the current guidelines and then resubmit it.

Please make sure all lore conforms to the following template:

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Dates: 
Winner: 
Runner Up: 
Third Place:

Location:

Notable Participants:

Summary:
Legacy:

Suggested by:
Please fill this out as follows:
wrote:Dates: A timeline of seasons may be found here. Seasons are spaced relatively evenly throughout the year, so Season 20, say, would likely take place in the winter.
Winner: Name (# Kills) Runner Up: Name (# Kills)
Third Place:Name (# Kills)

Location: This can be between a sentence and a medium paragraph. To be a suitable location for SOTF, an arena must be isolated (probably at least three or four miles from notable civilization), decently containable (via naturally occurring boundaries such as the edges of an island, artificial boundaries such as a fence or the walls of a compound, or clearly intuitive boundaries such as the border of Season 66's Resort), largely survivable (nobody wants to watch half the cast die of exposure, so while environmental hazards may be present and even common they should not dominate the game), and generally okay to destroy (ghost towns of low historic significance, condemned buildings, wilderness areas). This is an important thing to get right, as failure to do so will highly increase the likelihood of your season getting rejected.

Notable Participants: This is a list of the notable characters. It should be in list format, as so:
  • Name (Placement) - Description
  • Name (Placement) - Description
Please give every character a sentence or two of description--if they're notable enough to be listed, we want to know why. Please try to keep this section to no more than either six characters or 25% of your game's cast (rounded up), whichever is larger. This is a spot only for characters notable in some fashion to your season's development. A guy who hangs out with his friends for a day and a half and is then gunned down from afar probably doesn't count, unless his death in some fashion stood out or shaped the stories of more important characters.

Summary: This is a narrative description of the general course and trajectory of your season. It should almost always be the longest section, charting the way the season developed, the storylines of the major characters, and the way Endgame played out. It should include the number of students participating, the major trends, kills, and deaths, escape attempts, and any particularly memorable scenes.
Legacy: This section should give a rough idea of how your season is regarded. Please do not say it's one of the best or worst seasons ever—you can clump most seasons as Very Poor, Poor, Average, Good, Very Good. Please note any lasting impact/resonance your season may have had, as well as what the winner (and any other escapees, if applicable) did following their victory and what their current status is.

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Finally, a few numerical and stylistic guidelines:
  • Your season should, overall, be less than 3000 words. Any more than that can become very unwieldy or overly detailed. Staff might make exceptions on extremely rare occasions, but request that you first have gotten a more conventional season approved first and have a really good reason why your new one must be longer.
  • Submitted seasons should range from 20-60 students, ideally with most falling in the 30-50 range. There have been occasional larger seasons, but they are rare--if you really want to write one, please do so only after getting a more traditional season approved, then consult with staff and still be prepared for a no.
  • The top killer in your game should have a kill count of no more than nine or 20% of your season's population (rounded down), whichever is less. There have been higher kill counts and potentially more dominating kill percentages in the history of SOTF, but they are very rare. If you wish to explore such things, staff requests that you a. have a season following base guidelines approved and b. consult with staff and prepare for a no.
  • Escape attempts are rare, but not unheard of. They are, however, usually fairly small. We ask that an escape result in the survival of no more than 10% of a season's contestants (rounded up). Moreover, we ask that anyone submitting a season involving an escape have first written a more normal season. We also request that a specific range be followed to make sure escape density isn't too high. No seasons featuring an escape may be consecutive. More than that, there must be a total buffer of at least seven seasons between your escape season and any others. If there was an escape two seasons before your season, then the following six seasons must be escape-free. If there are two escape-free seasons before yours, then the following five seasons must not involve an escape, and so on.
  • Gimmicks are risky territory. Some gimmicks are relatively mild (every student starts with the same initial equipment, only bladed weapons are issues, students from multiple grade levels are chosen) and these can generally be employed without specific staff consultation, but we request that you have a normal season approved before you veer into the bizarre. Also note that gimmicks greatly increase the chance of your season being unworkable on a basic conceptual level. Any gimmicks relating to teams or team victories, co-winners of any sort, or extra rewards for killers will be denied outright--these things were innovations of Season 65.
  • Endgame usually kicks in between the final three and five contestants.
  • A typical season of SOTF lasts between three and seven days. Longer or shorter seasons are certainly possible, but are quite uncommon and tend to be viewed as outliers accordingly. The longest season was Season 61, at seventeen days. No season has ever reached completion more quickly than thirty-six hours.
  • Until further notice (and not including any seasons posted before this post), staff are imposing a moratorium on the following elements: a. twins and b. theme park arenas. Both have a lot of potential for interesting elements and cool twists, but both have also already gotten some pretty wide exposure in the TV universe, and we want to make sure they don't become too ubiquitous. If you really really want to feature one or both, please contact staff prior to starting work on your season; we are open to potential exceptions with a good reason.
Finally, in order to expedite the process of approval, staff will not be kicking profiles back and forth as they used to. Instead, we will be making edits to bring seasons more in line with the desired direction for the TV universe/for style and realism. Please do not submit unless you're fine seeing your work changed, potentially significantly. Seasons will be kicked back only if they are largely unworkable in their current state for some reason (perhaps due to lack of detail, rampant realism issue, or the like).

Please submit only one season at a time. Once your season is added to the Lore page on the wiki (or rejected for whatever reason), feel free to submit another if you so desire.
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A note on restrictions: We're not trying to police your content, or say that excellent or abysmal seasons are a staff-only privilege. However, given the TV impact on popular culture and just how polarised these types of seasons are, it's an area we're keeping a close eye on. It's entirely possible we might bump up your very good season to an excellent, or knock very poor even further down. However, we're trying to ensure that the effect of these extremes aren't diluted, and a very good season is still a ton of fun, just as a very poor season is awful. Essentially, this is a lever we'll pull as and when needed to ensure the pool stays relatively small.

This applies to the other tweaks we occasionally make to the ratings; we're not saying your season is worse (or better) than you think—sometimes it just fits slightly better from a lore perspective for a season to land that little bit harder or softer.

EXCELLENT - RESTRICTED
Regarded as one of the best seasons of all time. This is making most people's top five lists and is going to be in pretty much every conversation about which was the best season to ever be aired. This usually is a result of a combination of strong characters, good storylines and exciting scenes. Novelty factors or unique themes may contribute to making a good season great.

VERY GOOD
A major hit. A very good season is likely to be a dark horse for some fans' favourite game. Characters are good, there are coherent stories, and the pacing hits the right notes. A few minor flaws, however, knock just a couple points off of the scale. Maybe the winner wasn't considered to fully deserve it, some dramatic moments were ruined, or there were a few editing hiccups.

GOOD
An enjoyable season with plenty to recommend it. You're probably not going to be able to argue it was amongst the best seasons, but nobody's going to be surprised you liked it. Indeed, it probably has a couple of truly diehard fans. A good season, however, does lack that special something. It isn't necessarily that there were letdowns (although those are certainly a possibility); sometimes it's just that the excitement factor wasn't all the way there, or there weren't as many compelling characters to follow.

AVERAGE
A season that the viewing audience had some fun with. Nobody's minds were blown, but there were definitely a few highlights. In all likelihood, few contestants broke out from the pack, storylines just never got off the ground, or perhaps the winner was dull or unpopular. An important element to note is that an average season is still considered to be decent, just a little forgettable.

POOR
The 'eh' zone. A season that wasn't all that fun to watch. It probably had its moments, but as an overall package, this doesn't count amongst TV's greatest hits. There's a good possibility that the pacing was bad, there were technical issues, and/or interesting-looking motivators died off early on. This is the type of area that decent seasons with anticlimactic conclusions wind up in.

VERY POOR
This is just bad. Many or most contestants were unlikable, there weren't many stories to follow, or gimmicks failed or came across as tacky. This is getting into the realms of seasons which the fanbase will vehemently dislike, and be particularly vocal about hating.

ABYSMAL - RESTRICTED
Quite literally one of the worst seasons of all time. No or few coherent storylines, no likable characters, a colossally bad setting; not just one but multiple factors amongst these. If you won an abysmal season, the fans probably hate you, because you were likely the worst of a bad bunch of potential victors.
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2006
Season 1 (Drafted)
Season 2 (Drafted)

2007
Season 3 (Drafted)
Season 4 (Drafted)

2008
Season 5 (Drafted)
Season 6 (Drafted)
Season 7 (Drafted)
Season 8 (Winner detailed, reserved by staff)

2009
Season 9 (Drafted)
Season 10 (Drafted)
Season 11 (Drafted)
Season 12 (Drafted)

2010
Season 13 (Drafted)
Season 14 (Drafted)
Season 15
Season 16

2011
Season 17 (Drafted)
Season 18 (Drafted)
Season 19 (Drafted)
Season 20 (Drafted)

2012
Season 21 (Drafted)
Season 22 (Drafted)
Season 23
Season 24 (Drafted)
Season 25 (Drafted)
Season 26 (Drafted)

2013
Season 27 (Drafted)
Season 28 (Drafted)
Season 29 (Drafted)
Season 30 (Drafted)
Season 31 (Drafted)
Season 32 (Drafted)

2014
Season 33 (Drafted)
Season 34 (Drafted)
Season 35 (Drafted)
Season 36

2015
Season 37 (Drafted)
Season 38 (Winner detailed, reserved by staff)
Season 39
Season 40 (Tentatively reserved by staff)

2016
Season 41 (Drafted)
Season 42 (Drafted)
Season 43 (Drafted)
Season 44 (Drafted)
Season 45 (Drafted)
Season 46 (Drafted)
Season 47 (Drafted)

2017
Season 48 (Drafted)
Season 49 (Drafted)
Season 50 (Reserved by staff)
Season 51 (Drafted)
Season 52 (Winner detailed, reserved by staff)

2018
Season 53
Season 54 (Drafted)
Season 55 (Drafted)
Season 56 (Tentatively reserved by staff)
Season 57

2019
Season 58 (Drafted)
Season 59 (Tentatively reserved by staff)
Season 60 (Drafted)
Season 61 (Drafted)
Season 62 (Drafted)

2020
Season 63 (Drafted)
Season 64 (Drafted)
Season 65 (RPed)
Season 66 (RPed)

2021
Season 67 (Coming soon!)
Current characters:

The Program: V3 Prologue:
Mina Mashall - Digital Voice Recorder - Making a good impression - "I didn't know you felt so strongly about me."
Erik Bell - Jericho .941 - Having lunch - "May I?"

SECOND CHANCES: V2:
Assorted flora and fauna

SOTF-TV V2:
EW4: Jewel Evans - Chatterbox Communicator Headsets (0/5) - Online - ELIMINATED - "Scars are just reminders to be better next time."
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The Program V1:
M06: Karl Chalmers - American Flag - The Mess Hall - DECEASED
F09: Nichole "Nikki" Campbell - 6 Pack of Beer (0/6) - Open Ground - DECEASED

The Program V2:
M08: Alexander Bonham - Steel Folding Chair - The Pine Stands - DECEASED
F20: Robin Pounds - Stress Ball - Mountain Track - DECEASED

SOTF-TV V1:
PRP3: Karen Ruiz - Glock 17 (0/17 +1 bullet), WASP Knife, Swordcane - Over and out - ELIMINATED - "I don't find pointless death funny."
W02: Renée Carlson - Straight Razor - The Resort Beach - DECEASED

SOTF-TV V2:
SS4: Austin White - Gold Retractable Spyglass - The World Oyster - DECEASED

Second Chances V1:
G16: Nicole Husher (thanks to TBH!) - Colt Single Action Army - The Makeshift Hospital - DECEASED

Second Chances V2:
B12: Richard Ormsby - x4 Flashbang Grenades - The Ravine - DECEASED
B22: William Lohman - Winchester Model 1897 - The Ravine - DECEASED

BR AU:
B15: Shuya Nanahara - No Weapon - The School Building - DECEASED
B20: Kyoichi Motobuchi - Bulletproof Vest - Tourist Association - DECEASED
G01: Mizuho Inada - Grenades (0/2) - Clinic - DECEASED

SOTF Evolution:
Subject C01: Samantha Reynolds - Facial Morphing - The Cove - ELIMINATED

VIRTUA SOTF:
M11: Richard Ormsby - Cowbell - The Corssroads Bridge - GAME OVER
M22: William Lohman - Hockey Stick - The Corssroads Bridge - GAME OVER
If you want an honest assessment of your character's storyline, feel free to PM me and I'll whip one up as soon as I am able.

Thanks to Bear/Frogue/Kotorikun/Ryuki for the avatar art.
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January 28th, 2017, 9:24 pm #2

Season Thirty-one, revamped for your viewing pleasure.
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Dates: Fall 2013
Winner: Drake Godwin (5 kills)
Runner Up: Tina Tran (1 kill)
Third Place: Ananda Nagarkar (3 kills)

Location: Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia

Notable Participants:
Drake Godwin (winner) – Something of a loner in school, Drake turned to player hunting around the one-third mark of the game. Commonly labeled an anti-hero by the fanbase, all but one of Drake’s kills were either self-defense or noted players, but the single-mindedness with which he hunted his targets and the almost brutal efficiency of his kills prevented him from being viewed in a more heroic light.
Tina Tran (runner-up) – A bubbly, popular fashionista, Tina was originally pegged as an early out by the viewers. She proved to be more cunning than people expected, gaining her one kill early on when she smothered her ex-boyfriend in his sleep and stole his assigned gun before going on to team up with Drake and aid his player-hunting efforts. Though their alliance was tense to start off, they grew to respect and like each other throughout the game, and Tina was finally mercy killed by Drake after being wounded in a shootout during endgame.
Ananda Nagarkar (third place) – One of the main villains of Season Thirty-one, Ananda is sometimes overlooked in favor of his close friend and partner in crime, Rayner Babcock. While Rayner was aggressive and paranoid, Ananda spent most of his time subtly goading Rayner to attack others, riding his coattails as Rayner took the title of major player. Most consider Ananda’s connection with Rayner to also have been his downfall, as he became much more unstable and reckless after Rayner was killed by Drake Godwin
Rayner Babcock (twelfth place, seven kills) – Season Thirty-one’s top killer, Rayner was a star member of the basketball team who fell into paranoia and killing early on, slowly becoming more unhinged and picking up injuries as time went on and he charged into fights at his teammate Ananda’s behest. He fell afoul of Drake Godwin on the morning of Day Four, fatigue and his wounds enabling Drake to overpower him.
Leah Martin (twenty-second place, two kills) – Relatively unknown to other contestants, Leah became notable among fans for her dramatic psychotic break just before the mid-point of the season. Having spent two days in relative isolation, the stress of the game and unnerving location led Leah to start believing she was being haunted or possessed, and she violently killed two classmates who startled her. She then had a hysterical episode (dubbed by some as the “Night of Terror”) which culminated in her running screaming through the asylum attacking anyone she came across, and ended with her jumping to her death from an upstairs window.

Summary: Season Thirty-one was held on the grounds of Weston, West Virginia’s Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, a disused psychiatric hospital famously rumored to be haunted. The season was moderately-sized, with thirty-nine students participating, and had a strong focus on the history and urban legends that surrounded the hospital. As the season both aired around Halloween time and in tandem with a resurgence of popularity for “found footage” horror in cinema, camera glitches and audio distortions were not edited out as much as they would be in a normal season, to emphasize the horror feel of the location.

There was a steady rate of action throughout the game, with several people emerging as killers on Day One, including Rayner Babcock, the top killer for that season. A memorable scene occurred when Rayner was approached by a hysterical girl named Cassie Sheppard, whom he grew increasingly frustrated with until Cassie started to shake Rayner in an attempt to make him listen to her, at which point he reacted with violence and ended up strangling her.

After killing Cassie, Rayner was approached by his friend and teammate Ananda Nagarkar, who had witnessed the altercation. Rayner seemed overcome with guilt, but Ananda assured him that everything was fine and offered to team up. Rayner accepted, and over the course of the day Ananda began subtly inciting him towards paranoia, which resulted in Rayner attacking and killing another student who approached them in the evening and also sustaining a gunshot wound to his shoulder.

That night, Tina Tran scored her first and only kill by smothering her ex-boyfriend and erstwhile ally Henry Abrams in his sleep. They had met up earlier in the day and bickered over their previous breakup, before Henry showed Tina his assigned gun and offered to protect her during the game. Privately feeling that Henry was a liability and still bitter towards him for his actions during and after their breakup, Tina killed him and stole the gun.

On the second day, Drake Godwin began attracting attention after he killed an attacker in self-defense, using the lump hammer he had been assigned as a weapon. The hammer would become Drake’s signature, along with his strategy of catching his intended victim unawares and killing them quickly by bashing them over the head. Soon after, Drake encountered Tina and another student named Selena Black, and after a tense stand-off where he interrogated Tina about her murder of Henry, Drake agreed to team up with them.

Their agreement was interrupted by Rayner and Ananda, whose sudden appearance caused Selena to panic and try to flee. Rayner gunned her down, enraging Drake and causing him to declare his intention to hunt and kill Rayner and other players. Rayner attempted to shoot Drake, but Tina struck Rayner’s injured arm and caused him to drop the gun, allowing her and Drake to flee.

Ananda used Drake and Tina’s reactions to fuel Rayner’s paranoia and convince him that Ananda was his only possible ally, motivating Rayner to attack people whom he felt posed a threat to Ananda. As evening fell, Drake scored his second kill on a contestant who attempted to ambush him and Tina as they settled down for the night.

The most notable event of night two was Leah Martin’s spectacular psychotic break. Having spent most of Day 1 and the entirety of Day 2 hiding from others, lack of sleep and fear of her surroundings and fellow participants seemed to be taking its toll on Leah’s mind. She began talking to herself throughout the day, and the editing emphasized odd noises and camera distortions in Leah’s area in order to fuel speculation that she was indeed being possessed.

It was when Leah was startled by a couple sneaking into her hiding spot while looking for some privacy that the popularly-called Night of Terror began. (It actually took place around three to four A.M. on Day 3, but the Early Morning of Terror doesn’t have quite the same ring.) After murdering the couple, Leah ran screaming through the building, attacking anyone she came across, before jumping to her death from a third-story window. Though the incident was over fairly quickly, it remains one of the most memorable events of the season.

Aside from the early-morning incident, Day 3 was the quietest of Season Thirty-one, with no other really unusual happenings.

On the morning of Day 4, Ananda briefly left Rayner to gather some supplies he’d seen in another room. While he was away, Drake and Tina discovered Rayner and a fight ensued. Rayner’s accumulated injuries proved his undoing, and Drake overpowered and killed him. Ananda returned to find Rayner dead and he flew into a hysterical fit, engaging in a shootout with Tina and Drake. Both Tina and Ananda were left wounded, and Ananda went on to score two kills throughout the day.

Endgame took place on the evening of Day 4, in the hospital’s cemetery. Drake, Tina, Ananda, and a relatively low-key player named Spencer Kopski were set to be the final four. Spencer assumed he arrived first to the area, but he was ambushed by Ananda and quickly killed. When Drake and Tina arrived, Ananda began wildly firing at them, further wounding Tina. Tina and Drake quickly formulated a plan to split up, with Tina engaging Ananda in a firefight while Drake snuck around to attack Ananda. Ananda was caught off-guard and didn’t react in time before Drake bludgeoned him.

When Drake returned to Tina, it was obvious that she was mortally wounded. In a touching scene, Tina thanked Drake for keeping her company during the game and asked him to put her out of her misery. Drake took the gun and dispatched her with a quick shot to the head, leaving him as the winner.

Legacy:
• Rated as: Good
• Season Thirty-one proved quite popular with fans of horror and supernatural shows, though others complained that the emphasized camera and audio glitches interfered with viewing. Marketing for the season emphasized potential supernatural activity, though nobody officially affiliated with the show would outright claim that actual hauntings had occurred.
• Drake Godwin proved to be a decently popular winner, though he became most known for his incredibly succinct and blunt interviews and fan interactions. He used his fame and royalties from a brief stint as a spokesman for a chain of hardware stores to put himself and his younger siblings through college, and he currently works as a physical therapist for several pro athletes. He married his college sweetheart right after graduation, and the couple is currently expecting their first child.
• Inspired by the ghost tours that regularly go on at Trans-Allegheny, for a short time the facilities somewhat infamously offered SOTF-related tours, inviting guests to see if they could contact the spirits of the contestants who died there. The show itself would not endorse the tours, and they were quickly discontinued following legal action from several families of the deceased contestants.
• Some find it notable that all three of the final contestants were nonwhite (Drake being African-American, Tina Vietnamese-American, and Ananda Indian-American).

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(And edited for a math error and to specify the time of year.)
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January 28th, 2017, 10:43 pm #3

Resubmiting Season 48 from the last thread.
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Dates: Winter 2017
Winner: Rena Edwards (one kill)
Runner Up: Maria King (three kills)
Third Place: Parker Quinn (one kill)

Location: The abandoned town of Williamson, Kansas

Notable Participants:
  • Rena Edwards, winner, one kill: The winner of Season Forty-Eight. Known for hiding the entire game and for not speaking or being seen by any of her fellow contestants.
  • Maria King, second place, three kills: The runner up of Season Forty-Eight. Originally written off as fodder, Maria's alliance and showmance with Lionel Wilson made her a popular candidate for the win.
  • Parker Quinn, third place, one kill: A popular football player, Parker was one of the more dashing students selected for the season. However, his time in the game was marred with heartbreak, grief, revenge, and despair.
  • Lionel Wilson, fifth place, six kills: Lionel Wilson was an unpopular geek who was routinely bullied by Jose Trueba's gang. However, after exacting revenge on Jose's gang, he formed an alliance with Maria King that blossomed into romance, which led to them becoming two of the most popular contestants in the season.
  • Malina Forsythe, seventeenth place, five kills: Malina Forsythe was an average rebellious student known for her bright red hair and multiple piercings. Malina spent her time setting fires and changing the environment
  • Jose Trueba, twenty-fifth place, zero kills: Jose Trueba was the most noted bully from the school. While eliminated midway through the game, his gang was the largest alliance in the game and was responsible for many late game developments.
Summary: For the forty-eighth season of SOTF TV, a class of 54 students from Orlando, Florida were taken to the abandoned town of Williamson, Kansas. Williamson was a small town that had gone bankrupt several years prior to the game. The town, which previously only held about 3,000 people, was simply a ghost town, with the small town portion containing a single grocery store, pharmacy, post office, and school. The arena also included two neighboring farms and a small trailer park.

Early in the game, one student attempted to thin the numbers in a radical way. Malina Forsythe decided it would be easier to rush the game if she removed a large portion of the arena. The evening of the first day, Malina set fire to a corn field near one of the two farms, creating a massive wildfire with a torch she made using materials she gathered from the grocery store. Malina's fire ended up claiming three students who were hiding in the corn field and the surrounding areas. In order to prevent the fire from destroying most of the arena, the producers made the field a danger zone at the next announcement and stopped the wildfire.

The next evening, Malina set fire to the school building. Malina made sure to seal most of the entrances around the school. Only two students were in the school and perished from Malina's pyromania. However, it was then that things began to change for Malina.

The next three days saw a continuous storm over the arena. This halted Malina's attacks, forcing her to lay low. This became an issue with the game, as the game had been proceeding very slowly outside of Malina's fires. Joyce Connors gained some attention when she beat Liam Yates to death with a hockey stick, but cut any potential she might have had short when she killed herself the next day due to the guilt from her actions. After five days, only 30 of the original 54 students remained. On the early morning of Day 6, one of Season 48's more notable events took place.

Lionel Wilson had discovered the hideout of Jose Trueba and his gang, featuring five other students. Jose had been one of the class's more noted bullies, and Lionel was one of his more notable victims. The gang was hiding out in the woods, taking turns watching over the area and scavenging for supplies. While scouting the camp, Lionel noticed that the gang had taken Maria King hostage in an attempt to have someone do menial tasks for the group like prepare their meals or take stock of their supplies. Lionel decided to kill the gang but free Maria, seeing as she wasn't someone he desired to kill. He noticed that the gang's most lethal weapon was a metal baseball bat, so he knew he had an advantage.

Lionel, armed with an AK-47, managed to lure away Carly Ebbs from the camp and killed her. When Jose, Eva Zuloaga, and Kurt Merrill left to find Carly, Lionel held up the rest of the camp. He killed Grant Rogers and Ross Amherst and freed Maria, allowing her to flee before he wiped out Jose, Eva, and Kurt when they returned. Having been saved, Maria decided to follow Lionel and ally with him. Lionel accepted Maria and the two made their way away from the massacre.

On Day 9, Malina set another fire, setting fire to the grocery store after spending some time lying low. After setting fire to the building, Malina encountered Parker Quinn and got into a fight with him. Parker's girlfriend, Wanda Tucci was one of the students killed when Malina set fire to the corn field, and he sought her out in order to get revenge. Malina, who had relied on her small stature and quick feet to avoid trouble, was outmatched by the stronger boy. Parker managed to kill Malina by shooting her in the head.

On Day 10, only 15 students remained, including Lionel, Maria, and Parker. Most of the arena had been destroyed in Malina's fires, reducing the number of hiding places and cutting off many supplies the students could use. One student, Emory Lewis passed away from dehydration after having all his water stolen by Rosanna Sanchez back on Day 5. It was then that viewers were beginning to pick their favorites of the remaining pool of students.

One of the leading favorites was the pair of Lionel Wilson and Maria King. After being rescued from Jose's gang, Lionel and Maria attempted to spend the rest of the game lying low. Unfortunately, they ran into Lance Emmitt on Day 8. Lance attempted to kill Lionel, fearing that Lionel was a deranged killer for killing six people in one day. However, Lionel was saved when Maria managed to grab a rock and bludgeon Lance before he could shoot Lionel. After that, Lionel and Maria became a little closer, even becoming more romantic a day later. They became the most popular ship of the season and became two of the most popular choices to win the season.

Finally, the remaining number of students was reduced to five on Day 13. Only Lionel, Maria, Parker, Clarissa Blaylock, and Rena Edwards remained, being pushed towards the remaining farmhouse for endgame. Clarissa and Rena were low key contestants, and some of the least likely candidates to read endgame. Clarissa only killed once previously when she accidentally discharged her gun and killed Isabella Hollis back on Day 6. Rena spent her time in the arena moving quietly and hiding in trees, and had managed to go the entire game without running into another contestant.

Going into endgame, Lionel and Maria agreed to be the final two and then wait out the next twenty-four hours before their collars blew. This plan was unfortunately ruined when Clarissa saw the two approaching the barn she was hiding in. Clarissa fired her gun from the loft of the barn, managing to hit Lionel in the stomach. Maria had to run away, leaving Lionel to bleed out and die outside. Maria then managed to storm the barn and shoot Clarissa, killing her.

Meanwhile, Parker was having issues of his own. Since he killed Malina, he had been unable to get past Wanda's death, and felt no better for avenging her. Reaching endgame, he found himself even less certain of wanting to survive. Maria found him sitting on the porch of the farm house. Wanting to die, Parker raised his gun at Maria, causing the girl to react fast and shoot him. Parker died smiling, glad he was finally free from the game. Having killed Parker, Maria knew there was just one person left and that that person was all that remained before she won the game.

Unfortunately, Maria didn't pay attention to her surroundings. Rena climbed a nearby tree as soon as she arrived at the endgame location, allowing her to watch as Clarissa killed Lionel and Maria killed Clarissa and Parker. Rena was issued a sniper rifle, one she hadn't used the entire game. From her position in the tree, she could watch as Maria killed Parker on the porch. Seeing Maria frozen in place, Rena lined her scope up with Maria's head and fired. A single bullet pierced through Maria's head, killing her instantly.

With that single shot, Rena Edwards was declared the winner of Season 48 and evacuated from the area.

Legacy:
  • Rated as: Good
  • The season was well received as it occurred. This was helped by having several interesting students to follow, such as Malina, Jose, Parker, and the pair of Lionel and Maria. Each of these students had their own followings and developed their own fan bases. However, Rena's killing of Maria is what split the game for most viewers. To some, Rena was a master of flying under the radar, using her lack of skills and resources to avoid confrontation and to ensure she could win after everyone else was eliminated. To others, she stole the crown from more deserving players and played a more cowardly game. There are some fans who fall in the middle, as they tend to view Rena's strategy as legitimate and useful, but acknowledge that this also made her a very uninteresting winner. Defenders and detractors of Rena exist to this day.
  • A film version of Lionel and Maria's story has been in the works for the last few years. The film has hit several roadblocks along the way, including several script rewrites, recasting of the main parts, and the original director, Clint Jeremy, stepping down after disputes with the studio. The film has since been put on hiatus.
  • Since winning, Rena Edwards has attempted to make the most of her fame and success. She makes occasional appearances at SOTF conventions and talk shows, but is not as sought after as previous winners due to how polarizing her win was to some people. Rena currently resides in New York City and is working on developing a line of purses and handbags with Macy's.
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V2:
Brigid Paxton
Louisa Bloom

Prologue:
Rodney Vasicek
Ambrose Lexington

V3:
Pippa Andolini
Nastya Zharkova

TV:
V2:
Asa Rosen
Taylor DeVasher

SC
V1:
Paige Strand
Amber Whimsy

V2:
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Brigid Paxton
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Joined: January 4th, 2011, 3:57 pm

January 28th, 2017, 11:36 pm #4

Re-submitting Season 19 from the previous thread, this time cutting out a lot of the chaff and needless gubbins!
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Dates: 2011
Winner: Kjartan Sorensen (0 kills)
Runner Up: Tana Carroll (3 kills)
Third Place: Derek Agustien (3 kills)

Location: Corbishley Manor House and Grounds, containing locations such as a farm, waterfall and fountain courtyard and a walled garden

Notable Participants: Kjartan Sorensen (0 kills, 1st place)-A rather quiet sprinter back at school, Kjartan used these abilities to his advantage, staying out of trouble as best he could, hiding from threats and running from them when he couldn’t manage that. Several of his improvised techniques for staying alive have become infamous within the community, such as burning pages from his assigned weapon, a copy of To Kill A Mockingbird, to create a distraction and later a smokescreen, and hiding in a lake and breathing through a reed to hide from a player. Despite several narrow escapes, Kjartan made it to the final five, again hiding and running throughout the mansion to avoid getting injured.

Tana Carroll (3 kills, 2nd place)-The “hero” of Season 19, a cheerful girl who spent a lot of time in the library, Tana had a run of terrible luck within her game. Managing to form an alliance within the first few days, the group was split upon getting lost in the hedge maze, and forced to disband when it became a danger zone. Tana came across a group containing Saskia Sunderland, which was swiftly attacked and destroyed by Matthew Carter. Upon finally reuniting with her group, Tana spent about half a day with them, before it split from the inside, a huge argument ending with the death of several members of the group.

Derek Agustien (3 kills, 3rd place)-A boy well known for his temper back at school, only held in check by his girlfriend Tamsin Burroughs, Derek luckily found her and Freddy Samson on the first day, and made his way through the game with them. Despite Tamsin’s presence, Derek often drove away potential allies, and once Tamsin had died, Derek lashed out at anyone unfortunate to get in his way.

Tyler Schumacher (5 kills, 4th place)-Tyler is infamous for being the main “villain” of Season 19, but he never intended to play the game. Tyler got to the final seventeen having flown under the radar completely, but a misunderstanding led to him killing two people in the farm courtyard. From then on, Tyler’s next two kills were of people trying to attack him, before he finally had to kill to survive in the final five.

Frederika “Freddy” Samson (2 kills, 5th place)-An incredibly energetic girl, Freddy never lost her optimistic, ‘go big or go home’ attitude, even after having to kill early on, making her quite the fan favourite. Famous for trying multiple different tactics to try and join with groups and gain allies, ranging from flirting to blackmail.

Matthew Carter (5 kills, 23rd place)-A popular, well respected student, Matthew decided to play very early on, believing he had far too much potential to die on SOTF-TV. Matthew played very intelligently, trying to make his kills seem like self defence or accidents, and this combined with his popularity, meant that despite having one of the highest kill counts, he was not targeted by many.

Summary: Season 19 drew its forty six students from Orion High, Kansas, placing them in a manor house and the surrounding grounds, with signs put in place to show students the boundaries of their location. The first day of Season 19 started off rather slowly in terms of deaths, with only three occurring; one involved Molly Rudd accidentally shooting Lyle French and one was Boyd Dempsey pulling his own collar. However, it did set up several of the major participants for their experience within SOTF. Matthew Carter scored his first kill, stealing Wil Archer’s crossbow and shooting him with it. Derek and his girlfriend Tamsin quickly met up, and began searching for some way of escape, an idea formed by Tamsin. Meanwhile, Tana Carroll formed the beginnings of her alliance, a group that thanks to their actions later in the game began to be known by the fandom as the ‘Failure Squad’.

The second day quickly picked up, with Matthew Carter getting a second kill in the early hours of the morning. Across the manor, Kjartan woke up in the botanical gardens, almost instantly being forced to hide in some bushes when he heard footsteps; those being would be player Leif Edmundson chasing Lloyd Guzan, who had bullied him at school. Leif caught up with Lloyd and killed him, first shooting him in both legs whilst he tried to run, before shooting him in the hand and knee from close range, before finally shooting Lloyd in the heart. Unbeknownst to Leif, Kjartan was hiding in some bushes nearby, and saw the whole occurrence. Kjartan then made one of his few mistakes during his time on SOTF, accidentally alerting Leif to his presence by rustling the bush whilst moving. Leif noticed the other boy, and gave chase across the grounds, Kjartan managing to stay ahead thanks to his running ability. Upon reaching a small section of woodland, he set a few pages of his book on fire to use as both a smoke screen and a distraction, before running several feet further and hiding up in the branches of a tree. Once Kjartan was sure Leif had gone after the book, he clambered down and ran off in the opposite direction. Elsewhere, Freddy was forced to stab Newton Marshall to death, after the latter tried to attack her, and Tana’s group increased in size, heading to the hedge maze, as they believed that hiding in the centre would give them a good amount of protection.

Unfortunately, the next announcement revealed that the hedge maze was now a danger zone. The group panicked and attempted to run through the twists and turns of the maze. Tana got completely split up from the rest of the group, and was the last of them to exit the maze, just in time to hear the collar of Abigail Conroy, a member of the group who’d got hopelessly lost trying to escape, detonate. Wandering around in despair and confusion, Tana found Saskia Sunderland hiding, and a few hours later after joining up with her, found Gregory Swan and Poppy Davidson, forming an alliance with them.

The next day saw the end of this short lived alliance. Hearing a rustling sound from the bushes, Saskia instantly departed. Gregory was shot in the head by Matthew, who had been hiding, and despite Tana’s best efforts, he went on to slit Poppy’s throat, causing Tana to run for her life. Later that day, Kjartan was searching for a new hiding place near the lake, when he saw Matthew off in the distance. Hoping that the other boy hadn’t seen him, Kjartan dived into the lake and used a reed to breathe through so he could hide underwater. By good fortune, Matthew passed by the lake before Kjartan decided to resurface.

The half way point is, arguably, where the season truly kicked off. Matthew found Saskia again, trapped within the walls of the fountain courtyard. Matthew managed to close the distance between the two of them before Saskia could fire at him, and started beating her with his fists. Left her for dead, Saskia used her last reserves of energy to fire at Matthew, hitting him in the neck, before she succumbed to her injuries. Tana managed to find the remnants of her group, a few members having died to various sources before they could reunite. The reunion quickly turned sour, as tempers flared over who should be the leader. The argument went from words to fists to bullets. Only three members were left after the dust had settled; Tana herself, who had stabbed Olwen Stuart during the fight, and two other members named Marc Schaeffer and Axel Tibbetts. The trio went their own ways afterwards.

The next big incident occurred at the farmhouse. Derek, Tamsin, Freddy, Tyler and Marc had all decided to stay there for the night. Tyler reached into his bag for a flashlight, and the already-jumpy Marc believed he was drawing a weapon, pulling his own gun from his pocket. In an attempt to defend himself, Tyler was forced to actually use his weapon, firing at Marc, and eventually killing him. One stray bullet hit Tamsin, however, who eventually died of blood loss. Both remaining boys would eventually get two more kills, Tyler from two students who tried to attack him, Derek from two unfortunate classmates who got in his way.

On the roof of the hilltop summerhouse, Leif finally caught up with Olivia Cruikshanks, another of his bullies repeatedly beating her with a metal pole. As he was about to leave, he saw Freddy climb up onto the roof to investigate the noise. The two fought, Leif gaining the upper hand, after breaking Freddy’s hand. However, Tana arrived upon the scene just in time to shoot at Leif, hitting him in the shoulder, allowing Freddy to shove him backwards and off the roof of the building. Both girls were credited for the death. The final death before the final five was Cormac LaLonde, who gave chase to Kjartan out of desperation. Kjartan hid in the bushes right outside a danger zone; Cormac was too focused on the chase to remember it was a danger zone, and carried on running into it, his collar quickly detonating.

The final five were herded into the manor house itself. Kjartan arrived first, running all the way there, and hid inside one of the rooms, making sure he’d be able to exit easily if anyone walked in. The final is often known as the “Domino Final”. Freddy was the first out, as Tyler shot her just as she and Tana made an agreement not to harm each other. Running to avoid Tana, Tyler ran straight into Derek. Faced with the person who’d killed his girlfriend, Derek strangled Tyler to death. After several more minutes, Derek and Tana found themselves face to face. A fight involving gunfire and running erupted, spanning the entire building, causing Kjartan to leave his hiding spot several times. Eventually, Tana managed to shoot Derek in the heart, killing him. Tana, believing Kjartan to be dead as well, lay down on one of the beds, waiting to be rescued. However, Kjartan had taken hold in the kitchen, and was very much alive. Tana soon passed out from blood loss, and eventually died of her injuries, leaving Kjartan as the sole survivor.

Legacy: Reception to the season was very mixed. Most of the division is centred around Kjartan as a winner. Many people were happy with him winning, citing his no-kill run as unique and praising him for the variety of ways he managed to escape danger, with another group admiring him for his good looks and athleticism. Other people, however, call the way he played boring and nigh-unwatchable, and there is a running joke about Kjartan’s apparent lack of personality, seeing as he didn’t spend enough time around other people for it to be seen.

Aside from Kjartan’s victory, another point of contention is how long it took for the season to really take off. The low kill count of the first day meant that viewing figures dropped dramatically for the second day, although they soon picked up as the season went on. Matthew’s early death is also a big talking point, as he was a favourite amongst viewers for his intelligent way of playing, and when he died, there were very few players remaining, with Tyler’s reluctance and Derek’s aggressive, unpleasant behaviour making them much more divisive amongst the fanbase. To this day, there is a decently sized portion of SOTF merchandise featuring Matthew Carter.

After a brief stint in hospital and several months of therapy, Kjartan returned to the public eye. He continued running, but quickly stopped racing competitively, and currently teaches sport at a university. Kjartan is ambivalent about SOTF; he’s made appearances at events such as the 10 Year Anniversary of SOTF and has been invited to talk tactics on multiple broadcasts of the show, but has avoided any advertising or sponsorship deals, and it’s a well known fact that he’s difficult to work with on SOTF related matters. Kjartan’s biggest umbrage with the show is perhaps the fact that he believes it ruined his promising athletics career; “No-one thinks of me as a sprinter when seeing me on TV, even when I’m running,” he claimed in an interview. “They just see me as Survivor Number Nineteen.”

Suggested by: Pippin
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Returning
G18 - Bunny Barlowe - "And I bet you're a coward, too."
Weapon: Maschinenpistole 40, Kevlar Vest
Current Location: Though Far Away, We're Still the Same

Programmed To Fight
F16 - Faye Xandora - Deceased in Quietus - “I can do that. Watch your back, I mean. I think I might go insane if I’m left by myself.” - Pistol Crossbow
F18 - Nanna-Fiora Kroos - Alive in Seek A Way Out! - “They’ve sent us to die, and nobody’s given me a good reason why.” - Kel-Tec KSG
M45 - Morgan Jones - Alive in Radical-6 - "God, what the fuck am I doing?" - Plush 'Hulk Smash' Hands
NPC-M16 - Scott Osbourne - Deceased in Rhizome 9 - "Sorry Mom, sorry Dad." - Caltrops (x5)
NPC-M21 - Joel "JB" Blackwell - Deceased in CQD Ward - "...!" - Yarará Parachute Knife
NPC-F29 - Victoria Bellamy - Alive in ??? - "Oh, get off, for Christ’s sake! I’m going, all ri-" - Italian Folding Spetum
NPC-F?? - Natasha Dark - ??? - "..." - ???

Those Taken
Galahad Matthews - It went from a spark to an open flame, now destiny's calling out your name - ALIVE in Only Got Bad Things On My Mind When I'm With You
Kat Locke-Baldwin-It's been quite of a while since I could experience your brightness, now you've got a brighter smile and I think I'm going to like it - ALIVE in Anyway, Here's Wonderwall
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PNK3-Glen Bole-SDA-DEAD-28/66-"Ah well. I guess I'll find out at the nex-"
Weapons: SPAS-12, rather large tree branch, small pair of scissors + double rations
Kills: One (Simon Porter)
Status and Location: Lying dead with a bullet in his head, in Metanoia.
Cause of death: Shot in the head by Vincent Sullivan.

ORA2-Brennan O'Brian-DCHS-DEAD-14/66-I'm sorry...
Weapons: Bottle of LSD labeled "Water Purification Tablets", Colt Anaconda .45 Magnum (2/6, 30/36 in Box), SPAS-12 (Currently lying somewhere on the beach.
Kills: None.
Status and Location: Utterly defeated in Of Moons, Birds and Monsters
Cause of death: Strangled to death by Madelyn Conner

Virtua-SOTF
M01-Roy Benson-LIVES x00-21/47-No-one else is gonna get hurt... No-one else is gonna die here...
Current Weapons Equipped: N/A
Weapons Discarded: American Flatbow + 10 arrows (Given to Martin Ricco), 2 arrows, Rolling Pin (Burnt in fire started by Delilah Rivers)
Killstreak: N/A
Current Level: Final Level-Devil Nights
Killed By: Player F10-Holly Romero

F08-Amelia Lennon-LIVES x00-9/47-"Katie, Rebecca? … Thank you. I couldn’t have asked for better friends. You deserve to get out of here more than me.”
Current Weapons Equipped: N/A
Weapons Discarded: Pick Axe, Bowie Knife (Hurled off of mountain)
Killstreak: One-Player F03-Tania Chell
Current Level: Final Level-The Highest Heights
Killed By: Herself/Fall from mountain

Second Chances
G02-Aileen Borden-DEAD-30/37-How fucking cliche...
Weapons: Hockey Stick
Kills: Zero
Status and location: Staying snarky to the end in Thin Line Between Heaven and Here
Cause of death: Shot by Paige Single.

B01-Glen Bole-DEAD-4/37-“You’re a fucking coward who thinks he’s the big man, now he’s got a gun. You don’t deserve shit.”
Weapons: Binoculars, Sledgehammer, Large shard of glass, Beretta M92F
Kills: Zero
Status and location: Not close enough in The Twilight of our Youth
Cause of death: Shot by Karl Chalmers

The Program v2
M03-Jonathan Roberts-DEAD-19/41-“Hey! Hey, over here!"
Location: Made one too many bad decisions in Virtue's Last Reward
Weapon: Fiddle
Kills: None
Shot by: Anastasia "Tas" Flores

M04-Carlyle Shotton-DEAD-11/41-I... I did alright... didn’t I?
Location: Never quite forgave himself in The Hecate Sisters
Weapon: Kentucky Rifle, Pitchfork
Kills: 1 (Gwen Phonesavanh)
Shot by: Robin Pounds

TV 2 LADS
IS3-Lucia del Pirlo-The Paranoid Painter-“I-I didn’t want to do it! I had to! Just... Please, you have to believe me!”-FOR LEAH
Weapon: Jericho 941
Died in pain and fear in Going Forward

SS1-Bunny Barlowe-The Ace Actress-"Regina! Regina, help me!”-HELLA DEAD
Weapon: Razor Sweet Pea Scooter, Frying Pan
Forever famous in Rock the Flock

Second Chances V2
B07 - Roy D. Benson - “"I'll save a glass of Moxie for you, whenever we meet again."” - DECEASED
Weapon: Kiss of Death
Current Location: Did you really think I'd fall to my knees just to pray for some sweet simplicity?
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Glen Bole by Little Boy


Amelia Lennon by diseasedbear


Carlyle Shotton by Mimi
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Verity Callaghan - We're living in the currents you create, we're sinking in the pool of your mistakes.Stonebank
Reynold "Rey" Haywood - When all that you have's stale and it's cold, oh, you'll no longer feel when your heart's turned to gold.
Quinn Dallaway - I am flesh and I am bone, rise up, ting ting, like glitter and gold.Fire Emblem
Laura Hakštok - Can't you people function for a little while, without me bouncin' off the satellite for a night?Case & Point

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Diana Mascherano - From stern to bow, singing land ho, the boat is leaking but we won't let go. Winter Juson
Cameron Light - Come down, and waste away with me, down with me.
Jermaine Urwick - Don't worry even if things end up a bit too heavy, we'll all float on all right.
Maya Dagenham - She hates it when I shout these words, but I'll still sing for you.
Ivor Faraday - Swung and missed, I put my heart in this mythical holy good guy I want so bad to be.
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January 29th, 2017, 3:31 am #5

Here's mine. Hopefully it doesn't suck.
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Dates: 2011
Winner: Ryan Butler (four kills)
Runner Up: Deena Johnson (eight kills)
Third Place: Christopher Lewis (two kills)

Location: An island in the Pacific that dates back to at least the 90s. Used to be civilized, but seemed to be abandoned for an unknown reason.

Notable Participants:
  • Ryan Butler (1st Place): A nerdy superfan of the show, Ryan was fairly well known for his under the radar strategy, generally wandering outside the beaten path and only shooting when he felt like he needed to. He was also known for his personality, which balanced funny moments (normally sarcastic quips to the cameras or other contestants) with legitimate moments of emotion (two examples of this being the circumstances of his third kill and the aftermath of his second). He is perhaps most well known, however, for the method in which he dispatched the last other contestant, being a total no-show for all of endgame until he and Deena were the last two people remaining, in which case he then appeared out of hiding and quickly shot her.
  • Deena Johnson (2nd Place): A Filipino girl on the student council who loved to sing and was fairly well liked by her fellow classmates; Deena was quickly traumatised due to the actions of Clint Crodwell, and snapped, choosing to fight her way off the island with her assigned weapon; a scythe. Her tactics wildly changed over the course of the game, sometimes manipulating her opponents into letting their guard down and sometimes outright rushing at them with her weapon. She is well known in the fanbase for being one of the shining examples of an insane character, being insane without being one dimensionally so, with her displays of tactical thinking despite a sadistic nature that emerged on the island. She had the most kills of season seventeen, getting six before endgame and killing both the fourth and third place competitors before getting killed herself.
  • Christopher Lewis (3rd Place): The captain of the school’s basketball team who suffered from anger issues; Christopher decided on the island that he was going to “do the right thing” and chose to chase down players, using peace instead of violence when he initially tried to take out a player. He chose to ally with seventh place finisher Michael Miller early on, with Miller providing most of the duo’s kills. The two kills that Christopher was responsible for were Jessie Hardy, who attacked him; and Michael Miller, after realising that he had lost his mind and fallen to far. He made it to endgame, and teamed up with fourth-place finisher Emily Evans to try and take out Deena Johnson. He failed, however, getting chased into a building before getting hacked apart by Deena.
  • Emily Evans (4th Place, one kill): A shy, bookish girl who wasn’t really into talking to other people much; Emily was put out of her comfort zone when she had to take over an escape group after the leader had his collar blown. Despite her best efforts, the escape plan never got off the ground, and all the members ended up being picked off one by one until she was the last member remaining. At the final ten, she made an alliance with Christopher Lewis to make sure none of the people they perceived as bad guys won, but was the first out in endgame, after being jumped on by Deena Johnston.
  • Marcus “Marco” Adams (5th place, one kill): A rich boy who had issues with his latent narcissism, Marco is very well known for almost making it to endgame despite having no idea what he was doing. He initially joined an escape group headed by Rachel Marlowe and Emily Evans, believing that it would succeed, but after the former’s collar detonated he freaked out and ran, taking on the elements by himself. His most notable scene was where he ran into his friend and notable killer Cassandra Hill, who was planning on killing him, who he nearly managed to talk down but ended up killing. Thinking that he could possibly be a hero, at this point, he spent the rest of his game trying to help other people unsuccessfully, before having his game end when he tried to fight down Deena Johnston.
  • Clint Crodwell (37th place, three kills): A popular jock who talked down to the people he considered below him, Clint is most well known as an early game motivator, picking up three kills and having actions that pushed other people into taking spotlight, even after his death. Beginning his game in a partnership with Deena Johnson, he quickly grew to get annoyed with her and attempted to sexually assault her, which although unsuccessful led her to break and start killing people. After this, he began to attack people based off of his anger, and one of his kills, that of Annabelle Parsons, led to the player hunter group of Christopher Lewis and Michael Miller forming. He was eventually killed by Ryan Butler, who when his attempt to shoot him down failed led to him stabbing Clint in the neck while Clint was beating him up.
Summary: Season seventeen was held on the grounds of an island in the Pacific, which had seemingly been abandoned because of a nuclear meltdown. The show took fifty-one students from Garden Grove High School, and focused on the interpersonal relationships between them, using things such as the students connections and social standing to illustrate why they did particular things during the game. The most focus went to the late-game cast, with them becoming the big characters of the season, and the ones remembered most by the season’s conclusion.

The season had a fairly steady rate all the way through, with the first killers tending to die out and being replaced with new ones. Cassandra Hill had the honour of having the most kills day one, taking out two people in a paranoid rampage across the island. Clint Crodwell was also a principal motivator, after a certain point attacking and/or killing everyone he came across, in an attempt to thin down the competition. Other notable killers, at this point, included Deena Johnston, who attacked and killed a former friend of hers after they tried to calm her down, and Ryan Butler, who shot a person in his friend group due to proposing a plan he thought would get him killed.

One of the most major groups to emerge was a group led by school captain Rachel Marlowe, who was intent on figuring out a way to get their collars off and escape the island they were on. The group consisted of Emily Evans, Marco Adams, and seven other people. Although the group got to a promising start, Rachel’s collar was detonated for it being tampered too much, resulting in Marco freaking out and running away from the group. After this, it was deemed that Emily would become the replacement leader of the group; however, due to fears about what would happen if she tried out her plans, the group was slowly picked off without any progress, with people either rescinding on the group because of the inaction of the leader or because they were killed when the group was travelling to another location.

As this was happening, though, the game continued, and this was the point where some of the initially major players died out and the seasons true villains and big characters began to emerge. Spurred by the death of his girlfriend, Annabelle Parsons, Michael Miller elected to team up with his teammate, Christopher Lewis, in an attempt to disable players. They achieved modest success, with Christopher trying to talk them down and Michael attacking them if that didn’t work. Neither of the two most prolific players at this point were taken down by them, though. Cassandra Hill was killed by Marco Adams after she attacked him, and Clint Crodwell was taken out by Ryan Butler, being stabbed after his attempt to shoot Clint went awry.

This momentum managed to carry the season into it’s lategame, as well. The game began to whittle down, and by the final twenty nearly everyone still alive at that point had something going for them as a case to make it further. The escape group had been whittled down to two members at this point, and in an argument between the remaining two members Emily had stabbed the other in an accident, leaving her as the only one left. Ryan had elected to lay low, but was fairly prominent in what happened with his third kill, getting surprised and shooting the person he had a crush on, and feeling regret for what he had done, comforting her as she bled out.

However, during this part of the game, deaths were still happening, and eventually it reached endgame. After Michael had shot down a girl for earlier mercy killing one of his close friends, Christopher felt like his friend was going too far in what he was doing, and elected to put him down. Marco, after spending the point of the game after killing Cassandra trying to help as many people as he could, eventually came across Deena Johnston. Despite attempts to calm her down, a fight started, and despite being able to injure her, Deena eventually was able to eviscerate Marco, before running away. Emily, watching this, began to mourn Marco, as Christopher appeared. They talked, and they decided to make a deal to make sure Deena didn’t win, Christopher not wanting someone he considered villainous to win and Emily wanting to show that she at least did something as redemption for her past inaction.

Endgame took place on one of the streets of the island, and consisted of Emily and Christopher in an alliance, Ryan, who was nowhere to be seen and not covered by the cameras, and Deena, lurking the alleyways alone. Emily and Christopher attempted to stay close, trying to find other people, but Deena was able to get the jump on them, bursting out of an alleyway and striking Emily in the back with her scythe. Although she attempted to attack Deena back in retaliation, Emily died soon afterwards. A fight emerged between Christopher and Deena in the middle of the street, but Christopher soon ran out of ammo in his gun, and ran into one of the buildings to find a replacement weapon. However the cafe that he ran into had nothing, and he was soon cornered and killed by Deena in the front room. Deena celebrated this victory, now knowing that she only had to take out one more person, but at this point Ryan came out of hiding (being in an adjacent building and watching the fight unfoldd) and quickly shot her, marking him the winner of season 17.

Legacy:
  • Rated as: Good.
  • Although not one that tends to top season ranking lists, Season 17 is tended to be considered as fairly good among superfans, with both its mix of strategy and characters and it’s final five being considered one of the strongest in the history of the show.
  • The location of the game, an abandoned island, has since been repopulated since its use on the show, with a tourism resort opening with the permission of the showrunners attempting to put the island back into working shape.
  • Since winning, Butler has been one of the winners who has stayed connected with the show since he’s won, using the money he earned from his interviews to create his own fansite. This fansite hosts a podcast which covers recaps and interviews for SotF and other shows, and is fairly well known through the fan circuit as a place to go to discuss SotF in an intelligent and humorous manner.
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Also, going to ask that nobody take season 41, as that's a season I'm planning on making stuff with and I'd rather the number not be taken from me.
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SC2:
B02: Maxwell Lombardi - “I'm going to make sure that everything you've done since the beginning of this game becomes pointless.” - 93%
Kills: 0 | Equipped with: SPAS-12 Shotgun, Trident, Colt .357 King Cobra, Meat Cleaver
PREGAME - Past: 1 | Present: 1 2 3
SCDos - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
THEME: Eminem - The Way I Am

PV3 Prologue:
M35: Buddy Underwood - “Well, uh, I'll take your word for it.” - ???%
Kills: 0 | Equipped with: Sledgehammer
BEFORE - Past: N/A | Present: N/A
PV3 Prologue - 1 2 3 4
THEME - ???

PV3:
F01 - Michelle White - "Heya, Rue! Would you be willing to take some time so that we can talk about our school's renovations? It's for the S.E.T." - 0%
SANDBOX - Past: N/A | Present: 1
THEME: Kate Miller Heidke - O Vertigo!
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TV2:
SP5: Michael Robinson (Adopted from Polybius!) - "Oh shit." - 77%
Kills: 0 | Equipped with: Large Fishing Net
SANDBOX: N/A
TV2 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

SC2:
G25: Jasmine King - "I win." - 32%
Kills: 2 | Equipped with: Colt Single Action Army, Hunga Munga
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1
SCDos - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
THEME: QZ Productions - My Mistress' Will
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Verity Stewart - The Worst - "Uh, hey. Is it okay if I sit here?"
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January 29th, 2017, 5:56 am #6

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Season 38

Dates: July 23rd-July 29th, 2014
Winner: Daphne Rivers (2 kills)
Runner Up: Parvati Rai (8 kills)
Third Place: Ethan Wainwright (5 kills)

Location Grenadier Island in the north of New York. During the summer, the uninhabited island was relatively temperate, but with only a few buildings including an ancient military base, shelter was scarce. Said military base proved to be an important feature, especially regarding the contestant Amber Abbott (see below). Additionally, a small storm occurs during the last few days, driving many contestants to seek shelter.

Notable Participants:
  • Daphne Rivers (Winner)-A well-regarded student council member and popular athlete, Daphne was predicted to be an early out due to her sharp tongue. However, her shrewd conduct and willingness to throw her devoted boyfriend Ethan under the bus (see below) gave her enough of an edge to come out on top.
  • Parvati Rai (Second place)-Though initially friendly on the exterior, Parvati proved unable to cope with the stress and snapped, becoming the season’s most prolific killer. This, along with her obnoxious behavior on the camera, earned her a quick villain status, though she is not as popular as many runners-up.
  • Ethan Wainwright (Third place)-A good-hearted but horribly misguided young man, Daphne manipulated him into committing murder several times over, while also enabling him to become more prolific. As he became more reliant on her support, he became more sympathetic, and is seen by some as the hero of the season.
  • Julie Warner (Fourth place)-However, Julie is also well-regarded as a heroic figure. A foulmouthed but well-meaning young woman, Julie scored two kills, both in the defense of her allies, while also acting as the emotional support for her companions. She achieved notoriety mostly for her sass towards her attackers and even her eventual killer, and is the most-quoted character from the season.
  • Amber Abbott (Thirteenth place)-Well-regarded for her strategy, Amber’s clever tactic earned her four kills, and she had one of the most chilling deaths in the version, which made her memorable despite her otherwise average performance.
  • Samuel Falcon (eighteenth place)-The highest-ranked killer until his death at the halfway mark, Samuel was an unpopular, hotheaded but athletic soccer player whose five kills, mostly made using his assigned katana, were earned in a short period. However, his death at the hands of Ethan Wainwright was a very popular scene, which coupled with his motivator status early game to make him modestly popular.
Summary: The cast of 36 students, taken from a school in Northern California, was deposited on the island shortly after a flood; as such, much of the area was damp and cold, a rude awakening for the contestants.

Daphne Rivers, assigned a sabre, quickly found her boyfriend, Ethan Wainwright, whose weapon was an automatic rifle. Daphne tearfully convinced him to take care of her, and the two set out to find warmer shelter. After being attacked by Russell Banks, Ethan was forced to kill him to protect Daphne, and she reassured him that he’d done the right thing.

Parvati Rai suffered an emotional breakdown when Thomas Gibson was gunned down in front of her by bit player Shelby White. Parvati threw her assigned glass pitcher at Shelby, which shattered and inflicted deadly lacerations on her face and neck. Parvati, after a period of hysterical sobbing, seemingly attempted to bargain with the producers to let her go. Eventually, she took Shelby’s gun and left the scene.

Julie Warner immediately earned some fame when she literally slapped her friend out of it, as Natasha Ripley began screaming in Julie’s face that they were both going to die. Julie’s well-known response, ‘Bitch, pull yourself together!” before the slap is one of the most quoted lines of the season. Remarkably, it worked, and the two several days along with companion Nevaeh Walker.

Meanwhile, shortly after awakening, Amber Abbott discovered her assigned weapon; a longneck rifle. After making her way to the top of the lighthouse, Amber picked off a pair of students traveling along the nearby path. The scene is well-regarded as intense, as the girl Jenny Peterson is shot in the side and quickly succumbs to internal trauma, and before her partner Alicia Clearwater notices that Jenny has fallen, she is killed by a gunshot to the head.

Day 2 and 3 were relatively standard, with Parvati gunning down a second victim on Day 2 and a third early Day 3, Amber killing a third target via sniping on Day 2, and Samuel Falcon popping up on the radar late Day 2 after attacking a mostly-unarmed would-be-escape group including Julie Warner and her companions. He killed three of them, including Nevaeh, with his katana before being shot in the shoulder by Julie and retreating.

Shortly after, Jonathan Day ambushed Julie and Natasha, leading to another famous quip by Julie; 'You scared the Jesus out of me! I think I’m Buddhist now.' However, when Josh attacked with a machete, Julie shot him in the head before commenting ‘Buddha help me, these fools don’t know what a gun does.’

Daphne and Ethan encountered a former friend of Daphne’s, Claire Silver. Secretly, Daphne resented Claire, and she concocted a false story about Claire attacking her while the group was briefly separated, leading to Claire attempting to assault Daphne before being shot by Ethan. Additionally, by the end of Day 3, Samuel had managed to use his sword to kill another student and her friend.

However, early in Day 4, the first major shakeup went down. With 17 dead, Ethan and Daphne ran into the wounded and borderline-delusional Samuel. Because he recognized Ethan as a killer, he attacked the pair with his katana. Because Daphne had been reloading the rifle for Ethan, Ethan unsheathed the saber and a swordfight ensued. This memorable scene ended with Ethan impaling Samuel in the chest, making it perhaps the most dramatic fight scene in the season.

By the end of Day 4, Julie put an end to Amber’s killing strategy after she and Natasha encountered the lighthouse. Natasha was shot in the stomach, causing her to slowly bleed out. After a reassurance from Julie (‘Stay put girl, I’m gonna go whoop some ass’), Julie stormed the lighthouse, and as Amber attempted to climb down the stairs, she was forced back to the top by a hail of bullets. A melee struggle ensued, which grew dangerously close to the balcony, where Julie kicked Amber in the chest, causing the other girl to fall with a squeal to her death. The editing for this scene is distinct; as Julie kicks Amber, the cinematic music cuts out, and since no footage was aired of Amber’s fall, the last part of her seen is her terrified expression as she goes off the edge. This is made especially poignant is Julie’s surprisingly gentle and touching scene with the dying Natasha, who bleeds out in Julie’s arms.

Parvati also kills another student in this time, and spends most of her time on-screen begging to be sent home, asking for rewards or otherwise pleading with the producers. Her whiny nature renders her fairly unpopular with the audience, especially since her kills are straightforward and unexciting, mostly consisting of wild shooting before running off.

By Day 5, only 8 students remained; Daphne, Ethan, Parvati, Julie, a group of three who still sought to escape but made no progress and were mostly treated as comedic by the edits, and a lone wolf who had avoided interactions for the most part. Parvati had six kills, Ethan had four, Julie two. When the lone wolf encountered the escape group, the noise of the standoff that resulted allowed Parvati to sneak up and throw a grenade, killing all four. As such, the final four was declared that day.

Endgame on Day 6 began at the lighthouse. Julie encountered Ethan and Daphne, whose relationship she immediately guessed was a one-sided one. Goading Ethan with, ‘She’s using you, you dolt!’ and, more famously, ‘If you don’t put a bullet in her, she’s gonna put one in you.’ After being shot in the chest, Julie’s last words, ‘See you soon, fool,’ Leave Ethan worried as he attempts to speak to Daphne. But while Ethan and Julie spoke, Daphne disappeared.

In fact, she’d run into Parvati, who at this point was nearly deranged with fear and grief, and a shootout occurs. Parvati is struck in the shoulder, but Daphne mistakenly believes she has killed the other girl. When Ethan arrives, Daphne runs to him, saying, “It’s just us!” and they embrace. However, Daphne then shoots Ethan in the chest, fatally wounding him. As he looks on in shock at the betrayal, she kisses him and moves to take shelter from the wind by the lighthouse, believing she has won.

However, a slightly off-target gunshot causes Daphne to realize that Parvati is still alive. In the standoff that follows, Parvati flinches from the biting wind and rain, and Daphne takes advantage of the hesitation to fire her automatic weapon wildly, managing to hit Parvati repeatedly in the chest and head, and leaving Daphne the last one standing.

Legacy: Very Good
*Season 38 was generally very well-received, thanks to its cast of popular contestants and memorable moments. The biggest issue many people felt is with the winner; a small but vocal minority have a strong dislike for Daphne Rivers due to her endgame performance.

*Julie Warner has received postmortem popularity, both for her highly active storyline and for her famously acerbic wit; this has led to numerous t-shirts, buttons and other wares featuring some of her best quotes, such as ‘Bitch, pull yourself together!’ and ‘You scared the Jesus out of me! I think I’m Buddhist now.”

*Daphne proved a moderately popular winner thanks to her sarcastic personality in interviews and her physical attractiveness, while strategic fans enjoyed her playstyle and hold her as an example of how to win without needing a lot of kills. She currently works as a runway model and designer.

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January 29th, 2017, 7:34 am #7

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Dates: 2009
Winner: Yani Zamira (2 kills)
Runner Up: Carina Freshair (10 kills)
Third Place: Eddie Pachis (5 kills)

Location: Jerusalem Land, a medium-sized religious theme park and the surrounding small town of Union, Connecticut, both long abandoned off of Route 6.

Notable Participants:
  • Yani Zamira (Winner): A rich cheerleader from Doherty Memorial High School in Worcester, Massachusetts, Yani always had dreams of becoming famous, but the TV environment proved to be a harsh wakeup call. Over the first three days of the game, Yani was beaten, robbed, and forced to kill her best friend in self-defense when he tried to kill her, but was taken in by a group made up of students from the other school present in the game. She used said group to protect herself and mentally recover from her ordeals and eventually managed to splinter off with a boy named Eddie, with whom she formed a mutual partnership. They eventually made the endgame together, where she made her second and final kill on Eddie's killer, winning the season.
  • Carina Freshair (Runner-Up): Class President from The King's Academy in Seymour, Tennessee, Carina made a mark within minutes of the show airing by gunning down several students from the other school who were congregating by the theme park's large Cross. Carina was renowned for her shrewed, heartless and mercenary play style, where she would make alliances of convenience and then immediately exile/abandon members the minute they stopped becoming an asset - her final allies when the numbers dwindled became fellow mercenary players who wanted to use her the same way she was using them, but Carina surpassed them by getting the upper hand on them when the situation called for it, disposing of them as the game wound down or abandoning them at critical junctures that led to their deaths. By the time Endgame started, she was the only person left with a significant kill count besides Eddie Pachis, and she managed to critically injure Eddie, but was finished off by his partner Yani.
  • Eddie Pachis (3rd Place): One of the unlikely "heroes" of the season from The King's Academy, Eddie was a loner treated with contempt by a lot of his fellow peers for being "weird" and "creepy" and lacking social skills, and his time in TV was no different. Eddie found himself in a group of students with plans to escape, but he was the only one who did not see it as a possibility, instead staying with them for safety despite their contempt for him. However, his outlook changed when his group picked up Yani Zamira, the only member not from The King's Academy, and the two eventually formed a strong bond over the course of the next few days. When the group was ambushed and decimated by several players, the two stayed together protecting each other until both made Endgame, where Eddie was the favourite to win due to his unlikely growth story, but he was eventually taken down by Class President Carina Freshair. He was avenged by Yani when she killed Carina herself.
  • Darwin Pacey (4th Place) and Lina Arleen (5th Place): Students and track stars from The King's Academy, Darwin and Lina became notable for having spent the entire game hiding from any students, friend or foe, eventually making endgame because of it. However, the pressure got to Lina in endgame, and she tried to turn on Darwin with her weapon, a tranquilizer gun, but even though she got several shots in, he managed to kill her with his pistol in revenge. However, he ended up succumbing to a tranquilizer overdose soon after.
  • Blaine Odell (7th Place): A prominent artistic student from The King's Academy, Blaine was notable for cobbling together a decently large group of like-minded students all focused on escape. This group initially included Eddie Pachis and would later include Yani Zamira. However, Blaine was constantly questioned at every turn by his group for his ineffective methodology which saw no notable progress towards escape and his lackluster ability to protect them from threats such as players, which would end up destroying the group when it was decimated in an ambush, leaving himself, Yani and Eddie as the only survivors. Realizing it was the Final 10 and he had no shot against any of the remaining students, Blaine threw himself from a town building rather than being hunted or killed any longer.
  • Jane Annis Day (8th Place): Class Vice-President from The King's Academy, Jane Annis Day was notable for being Carina's longest lasting ally, having run into her shortly after her massacre at The Cross. Initially a useful ally for Carina, Jane realized her usefulness was limited when Carina began abandoning/killing potential allies, and as such tried to morph herself into her perfect ally in order to keep safe, racking up an efficient kill count in the process. She kept her constant worries to herself, such as the fact she felt she was slowly losing her humanity and right to call herself a Christian with each action she made for Carina, and was eventually rewarded with a bullet to the head from Carina in the Top 10, as Jane had the second highest kill count at that time and Carina needed to remove threats to her game.
  • Fiona Guinness (15th Place): A prominent dancer from Doherty Memorial High School, Fionola is notable from a statistical standpoint for being the second-last student from Doherty to remain in the game, with her death leaving Yani as the last student alive from her school. Her game time was also notable, as she quickly lost her sanity early on and only survived due to sheer luck, such as missed shots hitting other students she was with and somehow lucking into areas nobody else had occupied or checked despite the limited space. She was killed by Eddie Pachis when she tried to kill him with her gardening sheers.
  • Miguel Rey (18th Place): An aspiring player from Doherty Memorial High School, who ended up being the catalyst for many big events in the mid-late game of Season 11. His burglary of Devin and Yani led to Devin's death, his first assault on Blaine's group involved the murder of Blaine's girlfriend and his group's descent into hopelessness, and his presence alongside Carina and Jane led to Jane going to increasing lengths to keep her alliance alive. He was killed in the second assault on Blaine's group, shot by Eddie after he managed to get ahold of Anthony's gun.
  • Devin Walsh (30th Place): Yani's best friend from Doherty Memorial High School, Devin marked a turning point for the student who would eventually become the winner. Having passively stayed with Yani for several days, not helping her when she was beaten and robbed (during which he became increasingly unpopular with the audience), the paranoia and despair eventually got to Devin and he tried to kill Yani in the Garden of Eden exhibit, but she managed to turn his weapon back on himself and kill him.
  • Ash Bassingthwaighte (56th Place): Class President from Doherty Memorial High School, Ash was one of the pre-season favourites initially thought to go far. He was charming, charismatic, and approached the situation with a bizarre calmness not seen since many of the standouts of Season 9, and seemed willing to fall into the many traps of the game in entertaining ways. However, he was found by several friends upon waking up who tried to form a group around him at the Cross on the Hill, and in the middle of explaining his unwillingness to join a group, he and the two people with him were gunned down by Carina Freshair.
Summary: 58 students participated in Season Eleven - 33 from The King's Academy, a boarding school in Seymour, Tennessee, and 25 from Doherty Memorial High School in Worcester, Massachusetts. The location was a long-abandoned religious amusement park and the surrounding abandoned town - Jerusalem Land, located in Union, Connecticut.

The first several days of the game saw the Doherty class almost reduced by half - three of them were gunned down at the large Cross on the Hill by Carina Freshair in the opening hour, five were killed by miscellaneous players who would all go on to die in the first half of the game, and three would kill themselves via Danger Zone on the mornings of Day 2 and 3. The class of The King's Academy, by comparison, only lost four students.

It's during these opening days that several notable groups began to form - Carina had already acquired an ally in Jane Annis Day, Blaine Odell had managed to scrape together a group of aspiring escapees from his school, including Eddie Pachis, and a small group of remaining Doherty students banded together for survival, including Yani Zamira, Devin Walsh, Isabelle Simonetta, Warrick O'Flannery, and Fiona Guinness. However, despite their several days together, the group shattered when Isabelle was killed after inadvertently taking a bullet for Fiona from a player from The Kings Academy, Drake Langesly. Despite managing to kill said player, the stress and grief Fiona over the edge, with Fiona killing Warrick and almost beating Yani to death before Devin could intervene, after which the two fled.

Carina had by now racked up five kills, two of which were originally her own allies for failure and uselessness (Miranda Lake and Daniel Shaw). This put an insurmountable pressure on Jane, her current consistent traveling companion and partner, to measure up to Carina's expectations for survival, as she believed she could not survive without Carina. She adopted the persona of a heartless killer who killed stragglers with no way to defend themselves, which let Carina keep her with her for almost the entire game. However, Jane was horrified by everything she was doing and felt herself beyond forgiveness, but never disclosed any of this within the vicinity of Carina for fear of rejection or unexpected death.

Blaine's escape group eventually settled into a solid five members, including Blaine, Eddie, one of Blaine's fellow artists Dustin Zygmont, his girlfriend Summer Palmer, and the only openly gay boy at the school, Anthony Marcell. However, Eddie was consistently on the bottom of the group's heirarchy, due to his behaviour at school and lack of social skills. He couldn't criticize any of Blaine's plans without being shut down, in spite of the glaring flaws that lay within said plans (which were reliant on outside help in spite of the fact that nobody outside the game was going to help them), and he grew frustrated with the lack of direction, constantly mentioning this to Anthony. Anthony would eventually lay the groundwork for the loss of faith in Blaine, but would not have done so without Eddie's words.

Devin and Yani were almost at the halfway mark of the season, but Yani was accosted and held hostage by Miguel Rey, an aspiring player from Doherty who would go on to become one of Carina and Jane's final travelling companions. He obtained all of their food and Yani's weapon, but Devin managed to keep his knife by passing off a personal belonging as his joke weapon. Yani, robbed and beaten, would lay into Devin for his uselessness, during which Devin snapped and tried to kill Yani. However, Yani ended up turning the tables on him, killing him in the process in spite of several stab wounds.

Miguel Rey went on soon after robbing Yani and Devin to ambush Blaine's group, not obtaining any weapons but injuring Eddie and killing Summer in the process. While mourning Blaine's girlfriend, they stumbled upon Yani barely clinging to life from her injuries with her fight with Devin, and begrudgingly accepted her into their group. Eddie was relegated to keeping her safe and heal her injuries alongside his own, during which the two became close due to their current outsider status.

Carina and Jane brought Miguel into the fold, after he proved himself to her when his name was read off on the announcements for his murder of Summer. Jane, fearful of her place at Carina's side, tried to force Miguel into precarious situations which would prove his disloyalty to Carina.

This culminated in the confrontation between Carina's group and Blaine's group - Blaine's group, namely Dustin and Anthony, had become fed up with his lack of direction and true ideas on how to escape the game, and were set on leaving him to find their own way out, when the three players fired upon the group, killing Anthony in the process. Blaine's group returned fire, during which Jane nudged Miguel into the line of fire, which further ended in the deaths of both Dustin and Miguel. Eddie and Yani used the opportunity to escape, leaving Blaine alone to fend for himself and mourn the loss of both his friends and his plans, however poorly thought out they were.

It's during this time that the audience were finally introduced to Darwin and Lina, two track stars from The King's Academy who had spent the entirety of their game holed up in secret locations, running from danger zones, and rejecting all allies besides themselves. They had been found by a student from Doherty, Shannon Andrews, but they forced him outside when he became a nuisance where he was killed within short order. The two were ineffective television, as they spoke little, had no tension between themselves, and only communicated essential information such as food supply and whether the location was safe. Upon realizing there was little to do about them outside of broadcasting their location to the entire facility, the decision was made to ignore them until endgame, where it was hoped a popular player would kill them off before they intruded upon the death order any more than they had already.

After Yani and Eddie fled, they stumbled upon Fiona, who had become insane with paranoia and isolation. She lunged at Eddie with her weapon, gardening shears, but Eddie managed to kill her in self defense, causing sizable tension between himself and Yani, as Fiona had once been Yani's friend. Having finally fully realized the severity and precariousness of their situation in the wake of Fiona's death, Yani resolved to help protect Eddie as much as he'd been protecting and looking after her, and they formed a tight alliance that lasted them through to the end of the game. Eddie was forced to kill several more people in self-defense on their path to the Final Five, as the two seemed like weak and easy targets for most of the people left in the game, despite their collective kills to their names.

Carina and Jane stumbled upon another potential travelling companion, but rather than accepting him into their group, Carina killed him, as it was now down to the point where high-ranked killers were her targets and competition. Not realizing this included her, Jane pleaded for an explanation, but instead received a bullet in the head from Carina. Meanwhile, Blaine realized that all hope was lost for him, and decided to go out on his own terms, jumping from the top of a four-story building.

After Eddie killed the eventual 6th-placer, Endgame began in the Town Square, where Lina suddenly turned on Darwin in order to grab her chance at the win. She tried to sedate him with her tranquilizer gun, but he ended up repeatedly shooting her before sucumbing to the sedative. The final confrontation ended up coming between Eddie, Carina and Yani, with both Eddie and Yani coming for Carina's head. Carina dealt a deadly blow to Eddie and injuring Yani, but Eddie dragged Carina into a brawl in an attempt to finally kill her, giving Yani a few seconds to recover. Carina quickly disposed of Eddie, but Yani aimed a killing blow at Carina, ending her and crowning Yani the winner of Season Eleven.

Legacy:
  • Rated as: Average
  • The season did not start off exceptionally well, as many of the characters the audience was initially invested in came from Doherty, the school that lost lots of kids quickly. While the audience grew to love many of the characters that made it to the end of the game, the disappointing first impression left a sour taste in the audience's mouths, which was not a good way to start the season after the disastrous Season Ten.
  • It's widely theorized, but never proven, that Season Eleven would be the first attempt at a "themed" season, with a non-religious school facing a religious school in a location that was a mixture of both. However, negative buzz around the potential theme saw an end to any potential rumours.
  • Disillusioned with the entire show and media industry after her post-show interview circuit, Yani Zamira refused all media offers that came her way in spite of being a fairly popular winner, eventually leaving the U.S. to live in Norway after marrying an Ex-Pat she met on a recovery retreat. She owns and runs a restaurant in Oslo, and occasionally posts about her experiences on her blog, speaking out against the show and willing to do anything to see it end.
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January 29th, 2017, 8:50 am #8

I'm so sorry in advance. Also the reference to Season 20 is a reference to a future lore project Lore(lel) is working on.
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Season 22
Dates: 2012, Mid Spring
Winner: Sawsan Abboud (3 kills)
Runner Up: Sofia Merkel (2 kills)
Third Place: Deangelo Chester (4 kills)

Location: The uninhabited Johnston Atoll’s main island.

Notable Participants:
  • Sawsan Abboud (winner, 3 kills) - Sawsan had an understated knack for winning people over with soft compassion critics have derided as 'measured and forced'. Her presence was therapeutic for others, and she is equally credited along with Deangelo for holding their alliance, The Track, together. Sawsan was not a talented killer, her few kills are typically panned as sloppy, uninspiring, and anticlimactic self-defense kills. She was a member of Season 22's famous 'Harmony Squad', four students who often quietly sung songs together for ally morale.
  • Sofia Merkel (2nd place, 2 kills) - Fans expected very little of her initially due to a bland personality. She was nearly killed by the wildcard group The Disciples and only narrowly survived when they randomly decided to rob her of her clothes and supplies instead. Her unassuming nature proved to be an advantage that allowed her to fly under the radar and build up supplies for endgame by pilfering small amounts from members of her alliance, The Castle, during her night shifts. She also won some hearts by proving to be entertainingly paranoid and caustic when she rambled to herself under her breath during her times alone.
  • Deangelo Chester (3rd place, 4 kills) - Deangelo was the intellectual center of one of the two major island alliances, his referred to as 'The Track'. Viewers had pegged as the sort who would manipulate people on his own behalf, most agree this was initially his plan until circumstances spiraled out of control. It is widely believed he also had developed a profound crush on either Fatima or Sawsan that ultimately spelled his downfall by emotionally troubling him at a crucial moment. He was bisexual and also had been involved in a relationship and messy breakup with Stevie. He was the sole male member of the Harmony Squad.
  • Fatima Villatoro (5th place, 0 kills) - Fatima was originally a popular, loud, gossipy cheerleader who became notably quiet and withdrawn when she became a participant in Season 22. It is widely believed she was undergoing some sort of nervous breakdown or dissociative episode. The few times she did speak, mostly in the presence of other Harmony Squad members, she proved to be noticeably prescient of specific grudges that would lead to deaths. She was the sole Harmony Squad member to not belong to The Track explicitly.
  • Stevenson 'Stevie' Tran (11th place, 1 kill) - The leader of The Castle, a messy coalition of folks in someway or another aligned against individual members of The Track, usually specifically against Makayla. Infighting in this alliance was exceedingly common, and the group only held together as long as it did due to Stevie's brusque, business-like nature in quashing dissent. Stevie himself is considered after the fact to have risen to the occasion more than he was naturally suited for it as he was a relaxed, mellow sort in his school. He was on record as regretting allowing his personal troubles with Deangleo to shape the island as they did.
  • Makayla Lockhart (19th place, 8 kills) - Widely considered to be the defacto main villain of Season 22, not only for taking highest kill count but for her 'shoot first ask questions never' approach that lit the tinder of the destructive conflict between The Track and The Castle due to her early kills. She was a quiet, severe sort, but was known for saying prayer on behalf of those she killed and helping Harmony Squad keep up morale. She was talkative, but as a curt tactician more than for the sake of building relationships.
  • Changying Liu (31st place, 0 kills) - The smooth talking but likely majorly insecure leader of The Disciples, a group inspired by the memetic image and style of the more flamboyant of previous TV villains such as Season 17's Deena Johnson. Changying successfully proposed hit-and-run tactics, all-out aggression, and a complete disregard for strategical thinking. Changying's personality is considered fascinating by modern TV fans, a rare example of something akin to a cult leader.
Summary: 47 students were selected from an academy in Boston, notably all of them were selected as students from the school's athletics department. The belief was that picking students from a singular social hierarchy would ensure more interesting and synergistic character relationships, and it was advertised to be a season where almost every character had a complex, important relationship to the action, with promotional material emphasizing that.

The crop of students turned out to have mostly bombastic personalities with a complex web of romantic relationships and grudges creating all sorts of explosive confrontations from the get go. There were few stereotypical quiet folk in Season 22. There was only one attempt at a 'run and hide' strategy and that person among the first casualties.

A large majority of the class congregated in a single location in the afternoon hours of Day 1 to discuss their options and try to keep the peace, however miscommunication, pettiness, and egos caused the talks to stall. The congregation dissolved, tempers running high and at least some heatedly prepared to play the game properly.

The first killed was Holden Jackson, who cockily tried to intimidate Makayla and take her gun, she unhesitatingly beat him mercilessly with the butt of the gun, accidentally killing him in the process. His buddies fled the scene, swearing vengeance as Makayla coldly refused to apologize or admit wrongdoing, instead demanding at gunpoint they leave. The first person they met after was Stevie. He tentatively agreed to help them out, as he was disturbed by what he’d heard from his ex-boyfriend Deangelo during the congregation and believed Deangelo would be murdering people with his Track and Field buddies. He set up camp along with them in the island’s largest building, an ex-military command center dubbed the ‘castle’.

Day 1 was deceptively quiet, with only three kills total, and fans initially believed the season hype had backfired. The island’s defining alliances didn’t coalesce, Makayla and Deangleo had yet to meet. Fans were also initially unimpressed with Changying’s gathering.

The early morning hour of Day 2 was when the tension broke.

Makayla had formed a temporary alliance with one of her closest friends, Farrah Sorenson, and Sawsan. Farrah and Makayla decided to use the gun as leverage to win themselves some more supplies from another small camp of mostly unarmed friends, Sawsan stood by and let it happen. The group they held hostage was mostly inclined to surrender, but a wannabe killer named Mehdi Moradi in their ranks rashly decided to use his concealed gun. He was too slow and Makayla instead fired back, injuring Mehdi and murdering an innocent bystander he tried to use as a shield. A full firefight broke out, another person in the group dying when they desperately tried to tackle the gun out of Makayla’s hands, and Mehdi taking Farrah’s life trying to hit Makalya. The sounds of the firefight attracted attention. Deangelo appeared with the track buddies he’d so far gathered, he rushed in and bludgeoned someone else who’d tried to charge Makalya with a shank while she was reloading. At this point the shattered remnants of the group retreated.

They were pursued, up until they arrived at Stevie’s ‘castle’, where Stevie offered the remnants of the group Makayla had decimated shelter. He got into a shouting match with Deangelo, each side lobbing accusations. The sound of the guns had carried all over the island, and most everyone made their way over within the hour. An ultimatum of sorts formed, a clear line of ‘us vs. them’. People in track or their buddies were inclined to trust their buddies, those who closely knew the people Makayla had so far killed or were otherwise similarly intimidated by her bloodstained guntoting appearance drifted behind Stevie. Guns existed on both sides now, and there was a clear deadlock and impasse.

At the same time, Changying’s group of madmen and women made their influence very loudly known. After a brutal robbery of Sofia they stalked her as she fled into the growing ranks of Stevie’s ‘Castle’, then they snuck into the base through another entrance and murdered a resting Mehdi in cold blood before tossing his corpse out of a fourth story window right into the battle lines that had been drawn below. Within seconds panic fire and fighting caused several more deaths before retreats were called. In one morning the class was reduced by ten whole people. Each side had morale shattered as everyone now had multiple friends to mourn.

The commentary from fans was in the form of rave reviews for the explosion of action and the juicy character moments. The members of the Harmony Squad besides Fatima got their names from fans that day for their singing songs to lift the spirits of their allies. Ship speculations included Deangelo and either Makayla or Sawsan. The latter was also respected by some and derided for others for quickly taking on the role of ‘team mother’. Meanwhile predictions were strong that Stevie’s alliance would shatter within a night, as arguments and petty fighting, even occasionally physical, dominated the night in that camp.

The next two days were slow with few deaths but a lot of tense and dramatic action as members of the two teams slowly and cautiously stalked around the island, looking to find and pick each other off for more supplies and revenge. The tactical minds on both sides proved to be surprisingly adept. Few people died, those that did often died due to the unpredictable third party influence of Chingyang’s ‘Disciples’, as they began calling themselves. Makayla eventually killed Chingyang in a harrowing encounter in an underground bunker, but that did little to dissuade the remainder of her crew, who murdered Makayla’s patrol partner in retaliation.

Fatima also slipped out of the Castle camp for the first time, for unknown reasons as she didn’t know many Track members and most of her friends had died already. Sawsan was the one who convinced them to allow Fatima, and though she continued to slip into and out of the camp- sometimes back to The Castle- her vocal skills were well welcomed and she was considered harmless. The Harmony Squad spent an entire nights worth of watch shift quietly singing songs and discussing more innocent things from their old lives.

Fan opinion after these two days developed in different directions as the slow pace let the Day 2 hypetrain slow. A massive hype backlash began to build, primarily centered around calling out Season 22’s narrative as contrived and sappy, saying the characters were caricatures and unrealistic. The slow pace and relatively well thought out tactics and stable group dynamics were also difficult to buy and a popular target for critics. A significant minority began to claim conspiracy, that Season 22 was rigged by paid actors or collusion.

Meanwhile, mid Day 5, Deangelo and Mikayla tried to start an ‘operation’ to infiltrate The Castle’s castle and steal vital supplies by using Sofia as an apparent ‘informant’, but Sofia and Stevie had planned it out. The ‘strike team’ was quickly hit from multiple angles and decimated for trying to operate in unfamiliar territory. Fatima’s presence, however, proved to be a saving grace, she formally betrayed The Castle for her friends and began to lead them to safety. Stevie had also underestimated the effect of a firefight happening in their cherished sanctuary, several of The Castles more emotionally unstable members turned deserter or even outright traitor. A dramatic fight engulfed the castle, Mikayla was also a casualty, stabbed from behind by an ex-girlfriend of the first boy she’d killed before Deangelo arrived, too late to do anything but take revenge.

What was left of Deangelo’s ‘troops’ escaped into the night, along with Fatima, but they were run out of supplies and separated from their allies. Stevie was urged to hunt down Deangelo, but his will to lead had finally evaporated and he hesitated too long. His Castle fractured that night, as the divisions within were laid bare by the storm of arguments and anguish that followed the battle. After Deangelo and Makayla failed to return at the alloted time Sawsan left The Track to seek her friends. The remainder of The Track was split on how to proceed and competing egos led to violence and they also split.

The remaining three days of Season 22 played out more like a standard Season of TV. The remnants of The Disciples reigned in the chaos created by the two major island alliances dissolving, they efficiently scored opportunistic kills without rhyme or reason, especially on themselves. Their final kill was Stevie, who had been distracted while defending himself from a disgruntled, opportunistic former Castle member. The Disciples met their match in Deangleo and his crew come early Day 7, though after the bloody brawl- melee as ammo had been depleted by all sides- they were essentially down to Deangelo, Fatima, and Sawsan. Sofia sued them for peace the next day in the morning, as she recognized Deangelo was the last danger left on island during Day 8 announcements.

They licked their wounds, and shared tender moments, even Sofia herself. Both Sofia and Deangelo made it clear they intended to live.

Endgame was declared in the castle that evening, the four of them and a Disciple named Abdul Mason. Sofia quickly made a play for victory, she stabbed Fatima in the stomach while they were still en route to the final area. She fled, pursued by a suddenly wildly enraged Deangelo, Sawsan stayed with Fatima as long as she could before Danger Zones became an issue. Abdul ambushed Sofia with a double-headed axe the moment she ran into the castle atrium. Sofia fled upstairs and used the complex layout of the rooms to outmaneuver both Abdul and Deangelo and stab both, Deangelo not playing smart as he normally did due to his sudden rage.

Sawsan made no effort at trickery. Sawsan offered mutual suicide as a possible option but Sofia would have none of it. Sawsan had more energy left and was able to outright smash Sofia’s cutlass out of her hand with a good parry. She offered Sofia final words, Sofia merely demanded Sawsan end it and Sawsan solemnly obliged with a stab to the jugular.

Legacy:
  • Rated as Good. For a few years after the Season ended, Season 22 was heavily controversial as the conspiracy theories about rigging and scripting of the depicted events raged on in the fandom. The producers were fine with the controversy and made no efforts to disprove it, as sales of merchandise were heavily driven by the contentious nature of the series. Over time as new generations of fans studied the Season the controversy died and focus was placed on the solid and interesting network of relationships between characters and the understated cinematic feel of the Season due to the strong emotional nature of many of the kills and alliances.
  • The longevity of the season’s praise in particular exists for two things. First, Changying’s fascinating performance and the meta nature of her madness, along with the various subtleties of her delivery and opportunities for interpretation and study. Second, the editing team received extensive praise after the fact for experimenting with a heavily minimalistic style, which mostly preserved scenes as wide shots and let characters speak for themselves, with little to no usage of musical cues.
  • No other characters individually remained popular after the fact, in part because many Season 22 aficionados consider the context of any one character to be grounded in many other characters. Most character defining moments extensively involved the throughput other characters, and so on.
  • Sawsan was tapped by the producers to exploit her voice, with their assistance she released a concept album detailing her experiences and relationships with the others on island. She was a fairly major celebrity for two years, her singles hitting high on the charts and her gracious and subservient charisma being a positive face for TV. Her detractors during that period remained numerous, however, decrying her for being as boring and ‘clearly fake’ as a winner as she was a player. Her sophomore album was a universal flop, panned as ‘generic pop trash now that she’s exhausted her gimmick’, and she was cut from her contract. She made smart investments, married a loving husband in middle management, and currently works as a homekeeper for two young girls. She returned to New York City and made amends with a number of the families of the Season 22 kids. She will show up at events when invited, and is nowadays mostly applauded by the general public when she shows up for being open with sharing her experiences honestly, but she is rarely in the conversation of TV 'greats'.
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F20 - Alive
"Your secret's safe with me, Scout's Honor."
- Before - 1 2
- During - 1 2 3 4 5
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M20 - Alive
"I could probably use the advice."
- Before - 1 2
- During - 1 2 3 4
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PV3 -
Seosaimhín 'Josie' Lonsdale - "Shh..."
Kendall Thurman - "Fraying and praying through every day... I'm doing my best, y'know?"


TV3 -
Sheila de Mercado - "World's emptier than half, honestly."
Lucille Mercie - "X-O-X-O."
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G02 - Dead
(Adopted from Laurels)
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"I wasn't... intimidated, per... say?"
- Memories - 1 - Pregame - 1 2
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"This happened. All of it."
- Arsenal - Heckler & Koch MP7, ~2.7 cartridges remaining, food and water lost.
- Vital Stats - Fractured left shoulder, fractured left hand knuckles, broken nose, antidepressant discontinuation syndrome, vomit stained shirt. Cause of Death: Prolonged cerebral ischemia due to extended carotid compression.
- Island - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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B17 - Dead
(Adopted from Ruggahissy)
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"I'm excited about seeing a familiar face too."
- Memories - 1 2 3 - Pregame - 1 2 3
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"We're not going to let them do this to us."
- Arsenal - QSZ-92
- Vital Stats - Shallow shoulder wound, blood stained shirt, collapsed ribs and partially caved chest. Cause of Death: Aortic rupture due to blunt force trauma.
- Island - 1 2
Sprite credit to Yugikun (Rachael Langdon and Paris Ardennes).
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January 29th, 2017, 10:26 pm #9

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Dates: Mid-Winter of 2011
Winner: Daisy Robinson (2 kills)
Runner Up: Agatha Wilmer (1 kill)
Third Place: Leah Black (5 kills)

Location: An empty field in Santa Barbara, California was the setting for the 20th version of SOTF-TV. The site was abandoned in the 1960’s and it was taken over by the producers and trailer houses were installed throughout the field by the crew. Electrified fences were set around the arena to stop escapees and mines were planted around the perimeter.


Notable Participants:
  • Daisy Robinson, winner, two kills: The winner of Season Twenty. She was known for the tactic of hitting people from behind with her assigned weapon, a baseball bat, to knock them out. Her twin sister participated in the version.
  • Agatha Wilmer, runner-up, one kill: The runner-up of Season Twenty. She considered escaping with her friend Cordelia and another ally. She was known for her resourcefulness, using a hairspray - her assigned weapon - as a flamethrower against her competition.
  • Leah Black, third place, five kills: She was an athlete before being kidnapped. Her past as a rugby player and her competitive behavior made her a target in the version, causing several people to attacking her. It made her the top player of the version.
  • Cordelia Monroe, 10th place, two kills:She was known for her lack of charisma and attitude. She was part of the group that searched a way to escape. The group was dissolved after the death of a member because of a mistake she made.
  • Macy Robinson, 26th place, zero kill: Daisy's twin sister. She was the first death of the version. While she didn't do anything noteworthy, it was her death that motivated the season's winner's actions.

    Summary: Season 20 of SOTF-TV had the class of an all-female school, Saint-Claudine's Academy for Young Women, fight in a field of land in Santa Barbara. Several modifications were made to the land such adding trailer houses, decorations such as pink flamingos, a dozen of temporary toilets, and an out-of-ground pool

    The season began with a shootout in the middle of the trailer park. Macy Robinson and Cordelia Monroe awaken together. Originally well-intentioned, Macy panicked upon seeing Cordelia's weapon, a submachine gun, and started firing her handgun toward her ally. Cordelia took cover after closely avoiding death and started to fire back, piercing Macy's upper body. While she bled out, she fired her gun in the air in an attempt to attract someone's attention.

    Due to the small size of the arena, several people came to the scene. Leah Black was the first one to arrive and had a brief altercation with Cordelia. After a rapid verbal exchange, Cordelia ran away and Leah investigated the scene. Leah looted Macy's body, acquiring the girl's handgun and disposing of her own weapon, a pair of ballet shoes. Leah standing over Macy's body, she assumed the worst and rushed the athlete even though she was virtually weaponless with her pack of sour candies. Leah shot the girl after a short struggle, attracting a last guest to the scene. Another student was shot and killed by Leah, leading to three deaths in the first 30 minutes of the season.

    Meanwhile, Agatha Wilmer met up with a bloodied Cordelia, the sound of gunshots could still be heard in the distabce. They both allied themselves since they were both friends and quickly formed a plan to escape the arena. The escape plan wasn't particularly thought out, however. It mainly revolved around sabotaging the cameras while making it looks like an accident. They considered faking a fight to disable a couple of cameras, but they were stopped when another girl named Alice joined the crew.

    The trio reconsidered the plan, they thought about climbing the fence but they were stopped by the giant sign with ''electrified for your own good'' written in the middle. The crew decided to camp out in a trailer for the rest of the day, eating marshmallows (Alice's weapon) and discussing about making another plan.

    Daisy, the season's winner, hid inside a toilet after her awakening with her baseball bat wrapped around her hands. A fellow student seeking refuge inside the same toilet opened the door, and Daisy reacted by smacking the girl over the head with her weapon. The hit wasn’t lethal but it caused painful injuries like a broken nose and losing three teeth in the assault. Daisy ran away, still clutching her weapon, leaving the unconscious girl there. The scene became a meme, often used by high schoolers when teacher gave them extra homeworks at random.

    The first announcement came on at noon, revealing that 6 of the 26 students were already dead, leaving 18 players left. When Daisy learned her sister’s death, she swore to take revenge against her killer, Cordelia. The girl found Leah after wandering around. The two of them stared each other down before starting a conversation about the deaths of their classmates, Leah then revealed the location the body of Macy to Daisy. The latter thanked her and headed toward the center of the area to find her body.

    The dangerzone set by the producers forced the trio to leave their location and to head to the closest position: the pool. They reached it and decided to set up camp inside the shed. Alice when outside to pee and she met Leah trying to open the door of a van. Scared, Alice screamed and ran inside the shed, alerting Agatha and Cordelia of the killer’s presence. Agatha kept a cool head and used her weapon to fend away the girl because Cordelia was unable to find her gun. She used the lighter inside of her first-aid pack to create a flame and made a makeshift flamethrower, burning Leah’s arm and her neck.

    Leah flinched because of the pain, pulling the trigger and hitting Alice’s head and grazing Agatha’s arm. The flame still eating away the girl’s hair and clothes, the athlete ran and jumped head first to kill the fire. The woman crawled out and ran away to avoid more pain from the flamethrower. She attempted to treat her own injuries, but without any first aid knowledge, she took painkillers and hid a toilet.

    The once-trio now-duo had to leave the shed because of the furniture catching on fire. Agatha was angry toward Cordelia due to her mistake, leading to a heated argument. The fight degenerated quickly to a physical one, the girls were hitting each other with their fists, bruising each other and pulling each other’s hair. Cordelia left after winning the fight, took Agatha’s supplies and headed in the opposite direction of Leah.

    Agatha, upset from her fight with her friend and the death of another, cried and hid inside a small dog house near the pool. She stayed hidden until dusk.

    Daisy continued walking toward her sister’s corpse and got in two fights on the way. She won the first by hitting her opponent from behind and the second by breaking the girl's ankle from behind. She found Macy’s body, hid it from sight and took some personal items before leaving, continuing her hunt for the killer.

    The second announcement came on at 6 pm, revealing only 12 girls remained in the arena. Agatha found a trailer to stay in and mend her wound. The girl became increasingly sadder as the night went on, she spent most of it crying and expressing her anger by smashing dishes. A fan made a remix of the sequence, making the dishes recreate the Tetris song while the clip of her getting punched by Cordelia played in the background.

    Cordelia’s night was cut short by a lost girl seeking for a friend. Cordelia lied to her, telling her friend was with her then proceeded to shoot her when she turned around. Cordelia was about to loot her body when Daisy’s bat smashed against the side of her head. She scrambled for her gun but Daisy broke Cordelia’s wrist with her weapon. After Cordelia taunting Daisy one last time, Daisy slammed her club on the girl’s neck. She suffocated to death. Her mission done, Daisy smashed Cordelia's gun with her bat.

    With her sister’s killer dead and left without a goal, Daisy decided to go for the win. She spent the remaining of the night sleeping inside of a truck. Leah came across the sleeping Daisy, and knocked on the window. While initially scaring her, Daisy and Leah spent the night together. They weren’t friend before but slowly became closer as the night went on. The two became a popular ship for the fans, they both became fan favorites.

    The third announcement came on midnight of the first day. It was revealed only 6 girls remained. An alliance killed themselves by going inside a dangerzone and detonating their collars. Daisy and Leah decided to separate in fear they had to kill each other.

    Leah and her bandaged burns trekked found an alliance made up of two girls. They exchanged some shots and despite being outweaponed by the alliance, Leah won by faking her death and shooting them when they tried to loot her.

    The fourth and last announcement finally played at 6 am, revealing the location of the endgame: the entrance gate. One of the finalist refused entering the zone which prompt her necklace to detonate. Leah was the first one there and laid on the ground, wanting to ambush Agatha or finding Daisy. Agatha found her first, however. She decided to cut it short and ignite her rival with her pseudo-flamethrower. Leah attempted to extinguish the flames by rolling on the ground, but the continuous spray of the makeshift flamethrower finally got her. Daisy watched it happen and knocked Agatha from behind unto Leah's corpse then hitting the girl several time in the chest. The ending shot of the season twenty was Daisy, bloodied and covered in muck, surrounded by flames. She then left the arena through the front gate and was evacuated by a helicopter.

    Legacy:
    • Rated as average by newcomers but good by veteran fans. The novelty of the season is often considered the most interesting point of it, but because of the low number of students and being relatively short, it is sometimes considered as a weaker season by newcomer. However, veteran fans appreciate it because of its subtlety.
    • Daisy Robinson stayed in limelight after her victory. She often participated in conventions for the show, make her own merchandise such as t-shirts and figurines. She donated a good portion of her wealth and used her fame to advertise products or events. She took a break from the public life two years after her victory, deciding to go back to school and get a degree in psychology. She is often invited to work as a SotF-Tv analyst.
    • The season gained a cult-like following. It was mainly because of the winner's strategy and the nature of the cast.
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Joined: March 29th, 2010, 12:14 am

January 30th, 2017, 10:02 pm #10

Updated with some new information, which is also being added here so you don't have to reread the first post and guess what changed:

*A typical season of SOTF lasts between three and seven days. Longer or shorter seasons are certainly possible, but are quite uncommon and tend to be viewed as outliers accordingly. The longest season was Season 61, at seventeen days. No season has ever reached completion more quickly than thirty-six hours.
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2006
Season 1 (Drafted)
Season 2 (Reserved by staff)

2007
Season 3 (Drafted)
Season 4 (Reserved by staff)

2008
Season 5 (Reserved by staff)
Season 6 (Drafted)
Season 7 (Drafted)
Season 8 (Winner detailed, otherwise open)

2009
Season 9 (Winner detailed, otherwise open)
Season 10 (Drafted)
Season 11 (Pending)
Season 12

2010
Season 13
Season 14 (Reserved by staff)
Season 15
Season 16

2011
Season 17 (Pending)
Season 18
Season 19 (Pending)
Season 20 (Pending)

2012
Season 21
Season 22 (Pending)
Season 23
Season 24
Season 25 (Drafted)
Season 26 (Partially detailed, winner unknown)

2013
Season 27
Season 28 (Reserved by staff)
Season 29 (Drafted)
Season 30
Season 31 (Drafted)
Season 32

2014
Season 33
Season 34 (Drafted)
Season 35
Season 36 (Pending)

2015
Season 37 (Reserved by staff)
Season 38 (Winner detailed, consult with staff)
Season 39
Season 40

2016
Season 41
Season 42
Season 43
Season 44 (Drafted)
Season 45
Season 46
Season 47

2017
Season 48 (Pending)
Season 49
Season 50
Season 51
Season 52 (Winner detailed, consult with staff)

2018
Season 53
Season 54
Season 55
Season 56
Season 57

2019
Season 58
Season 59
Season 60 (Drafted)
Season 61 (Drafted)
Season 62 (Reserved by staff)

2020
Season 63 (Reserved by staff)
Season 64 (Reserved by staff)
Season 65 (RPed)
Current characters:

The Program: V3 Prologue:
Mina Mashall - Digital Voice Recorder - Making a good impression - "I didn't know you felt so strongly about me."
Erik Bell - Jericho .941 - Having lunch - "May I?"

SECOND CHANCES: V2:
Assorted flora and fauna

SOTF-TV V2:
EW4: Jewel Evans - Chatterbox Communicator Headsets (0/5) - Online - ELIMINATED - "Scars are just reminders to be better next time."
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The Program V1:
M06: Karl Chalmers - American Flag - The Mess Hall - DECEASED
F09: Nichole "Nikki" Campbell - 6 Pack of Beer (0/6) - Open Ground - DECEASED

The Program V2:
M08: Alexander Bonham - Steel Folding Chair - The Pine Stands - DECEASED
F20: Robin Pounds - Stress Ball - Mountain Track - DECEASED

SOTF-TV V1:
PRP3: Karen Ruiz - Glock 17 (0/17 +1 bullet), WASP Knife, Swordcane - Over and out - ELIMINATED - "I don't find pointless death funny."
W02: Renée Carlson - Straight Razor - The Resort Beach - DECEASED

SOTF-TV V2:
SS4: Austin White - Gold Retractable Spyglass - The World Oyster - DECEASED

Second Chances V1:
G16: Nicole Husher (thanks to TBH!) - Colt Single Action Army - The Makeshift Hospital - DECEASED

Second Chances V2:
B12: Richard Ormsby - x4 Flashbang Grenades - The Ravine - DECEASED
B22: William Lohman - Winchester Model 1897 - The Ravine - DECEASED

BR AU:
B15: Shuya Nanahara - No Weapon - The School Building - DECEASED
B20: Kyoichi Motobuchi - Bulletproof Vest - Tourist Association - DECEASED
G01: Mizuho Inada - Grenades (0/2) - Clinic - DECEASED

SOTF Evolution:
Subject C01: Samantha Reynolds - Facial Morphing - The Cove - ELIMINATED

VIRTUA SOTF:
M11: Richard Ormsby - Cowbell - The Corssroads Bridge - GAME OVER
M22: William Lohman - Hockey Stick - The Corssroads Bridge - GAME OVER
If you want an honest assessment of your character's storyline, feel free to PM me and I'll whip one up as soon as I am able.

Thanks to Bear/Frogue/Kotorikun/Ryuki for the avatar art.
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January 31st, 2017, 4:32 am #11

One more little rule addendum:

Please submit only one season at a time. Once your season is added to the Lore page on the wiki (or rejected for whatever reason), feel free to submit another if you so desire.
Current characters:

The Program: V3 Prologue:
Mina Mashall - Digital Voice Recorder - Making a good impression - "I didn't know you felt so strongly about me."
Erik Bell - Jericho .941 - Having lunch - "May I?"

SECOND CHANCES: V2:
Assorted flora and fauna

SOTF-TV V2:
EW4: Jewel Evans - Chatterbox Communicator Headsets (0/5) - Online - ELIMINATED - "Scars are just reminders to be better next time."
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The Program V1:
M06: Karl Chalmers - American Flag - The Mess Hall - DECEASED
F09: Nichole "Nikki" Campbell - 6 Pack of Beer (0/6) - Open Ground - DECEASED

The Program V2:
M08: Alexander Bonham - Steel Folding Chair - The Pine Stands - DECEASED
F20: Robin Pounds - Stress Ball - Mountain Track - DECEASED

SOTF-TV V1:
PRP3: Karen Ruiz - Glock 17 (0/17 +1 bullet), WASP Knife, Swordcane - Over and out - ELIMINATED - "I don't find pointless death funny."
W02: Renée Carlson - Straight Razor - The Resort Beach - DECEASED

SOTF-TV V2:
SS4: Austin White - Gold Retractable Spyglass - The World Oyster - DECEASED

Second Chances V1:
G16: Nicole Husher (thanks to TBH!) - Colt Single Action Army - The Makeshift Hospital - DECEASED

Second Chances V2:
B12: Richard Ormsby - x4 Flashbang Grenades - The Ravine - DECEASED
B22: William Lohman - Winchester Model 1897 - The Ravine - DECEASED

BR AU:
B15: Shuya Nanahara - No Weapon - The School Building - DECEASED
B20: Kyoichi Motobuchi - Bulletproof Vest - Tourist Association - DECEASED
G01: Mizuho Inada - Grenades (0/2) - Clinic - DECEASED

SOTF Evolution:
Subject C01: Samantha Reynolds - Facial Morphing - The Cove - ELIMINATED

VIRTUA SOTF:
M11: Richard Ormsby - Cowbell - The Corssroads Bridge - GAME OVER
M22: William Lohman - Hockey Stick - The Corssroads Bridge - GAME OVER
If you want an honest assessment of your character's storyline, feel free to PM me and I'll whip one up as soon as I am able.

Thanks to Bear/Frogue/Kotorikun/Ryuki for the avatar art.
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Laurels
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Joined: December 11th, 2011, 11:50 pm

January 31st, 2017, 6:14 am #12

Claiming Season 18
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Dates: Spring 2011
Winner: Lara Oliver (0 Kills)
Runner Up: Alyssa Raleigh (9 kills)
Third Place: Cam Holloway (2 kills)

Location: The White Mist Ski Resort in White Mist, Colorado. Situated in the Rocky Mountains, White Mist featured a large hotel, several ski slopes and lifts, a spa and salon, a camp ground, nature and hiking trails, and a shopping center.

Notable Participants:
  • Lara Oliver (winner, 0 Kills): The winner of Season 18, Lara was a gentle and caring girl. Having decided to take a vow of nonviolence at the start of the game, Lara spent her time avoiding conflict and trying to do her best to help her peers instead of killing them. This was also done by staying close to people who could fight and were more willing to take arms against players. Lara ultimately won the game without injuring anyone or taking any lives, earning the nickname "Lucky Lara."
  • Alyssa Raleigh (runner-up, 9 kills): A quiet and jittery girl, Alyssa was the season's most prolific killer. Alyssa got her first kill within minutes of waking up in the resort and would continue to play for all four days of game. Although she did lose several of her fingers at one point, Alyssa never lost momentum and continued to kill right until the end.
  • Cam Holloway (third place, 2 kills): One of the more heroic students in the game, Cameron "Cam" Holloway was a charismatic and intelligent girl who decided to plot an escape. When the plan failed and resulted in the death of all her allies except Lara, Cam decided to abandon her plan to survive as long as possible. While this did lead to some moral clashes with Lara, Cam remained with her until the end.
  • Tracy Pickman (fourth place, four kills): A popular cheerleader back in Austin, Tracy was a notable late game player. Having spent the first three days laying low, Tracy got her first kill defending herself from Beatrice Logan. After killing Jonah Lucas and entering endgame, Tracy became much more notable for taking actions that led to the deaths of Cam and Alyssa, as well as resulting in Lara being declared the winner.
  • Tyler Robb (twenty-third place, two kills): One of the more intelligent students, Tyler was recruited by Cam to help disable the collars and help their group escape. Upon causing Bert Camden's death by collar explosion, Tyler snapped, killing another ally before being executed by Cam. This would lead to the end of escape attempts this game.
  • Jésica Lopez (thirty-third place, zero kills) : An athletic girl and member of Cam's alliance, Jésica was one of Cam's best friends and one of the stronger members of the alliance. While she was ultimately gunned down by Alyssa, Jésica's actions did help ensure Lara's survival, while also crippling Alyssa and reducing her ability to play.
Summary: For the Eighteenth Season of SOTF, a class of fifty students from Austin, Texas were taken and sent to the White Mist Ski Resort in White Mist, Colorado. Although the game was set in Spring, the arena in the Rocky Mountains made for a very cold and dangerous location. Students were issued jackets to handle the weather in the arena. White Mist was sealed in by the surrounding mountains, with students having to rely on their collars to know how far they could go down some of the slopes and trails.

Immediately on the first day, Season 18's most prolific killer came into view. Alyssa Raleigh was terrified upon learning she was in the game. Alyssa was known for being easily frightened and paranoid back at school, and immediately fell into a panic upon realizing she was in the game. Within seconds of discovering her assigned weapon, a machete, Alyssa slashed open the chest of Hugh Darmody, despite the boy being unarmed and nonthreatening. Alyssa would then kill Clea Jeffries and Monica Rommel before the first announcement, establishing herself as one of the most dangerous people out the gate.

On the other hand, some students were still willing to help others. Lara Oliver had woken up near one of the hiking trails and vowed to be nonviolent in the game. She had discovered Bert Camden early on after the boy had slipped down a path and sprained his ankle. Lara, who had first-aid training and aspired to be a paramedic, helped Bert get back on his feet and got him to safety. They were soon found by Cam Holloway and her group, who were plotting an escape.

Cam had found four other students (Jésica Lopez, Tyler Robb, Damien Shafer, and Tomás Gutierrez) and convinced them to find a way out of the game without playing. The group was decently armed, and Tyler knew a bit about mechanics to try and figure out the collars. While Bert didn't have much to contribute, Lara offered her services to help the injured students. While Cam, Tyler, Bert, Tomás and remained to work on the collars in the safety of the hotel boiler room, Jésica, Damien, and Lara went out to find other students and help them out.

After the first day, the class had been brought down to thirty-four students. There had been some small incidents throughout the game. Hunter Gibbons had kicked Edgar Norris into one of the hot springs, which was marked as too hot for humans to swim in by the White Mist staff, killing Edgar. Mercy Chavez and her friend Sandra Peters had been attacked by Brynn Oxley, which resulted in Sandra's death. Mercy had attempted to take a sled and ride down the slope to escape Brynn, but ended up crashing into a rock which caused her to fall off the sled and tumble down the slope to her death. Because many students were trying to avoid the shelters in the resort, this did lead to some attempted robberies for supplies in order to handle surviving in the mountains, which resulted in a few deaths. A few other students also developed frostbite and at least three died from exposure.

Meanwhile, Alyssa had managed to kill two more students and trade her machete for an uzi. While wandering around the shopping center, she came across Jésica, Damien, and Lara and opened fire. Damien was killed immediately while the girls took shelter. Jésica offered to draw out Alyssa so Lara could get back to Cam. Lara managed to escape, although Jésica was mortally wounded. Before dying, Jésica managed to shoot Alyssa in the left hand, shooting off several of Alyssa's fingers and leaving her with one good hand.

Back with the escape group, Tyler was close to figuring out the collars. Before he could attempt, Cam had left the group momentarily to see if there was any sign of the recruitment group. While she was gone, Tyler figured he had found a way to disable the collars. Bert offered to be the test, since his sprained ankle made him useless for much else. Tyler tried to put his plan into action, but the plan failed and Bert's collar detonated. Tyler and Tomás got into a fight that escalated into violence. Tyler managed to overpower and fatally stab Tomás, but didn't have much time to think. Cam had returned, and upon seeing that Bert and Tomás were dead, realized the plan had failed. Tyler tried to reason with Cam and make plans to continue, showing how desperate and loony he had become from causing the deaths of the boys. Cam merely raised her gun and shot Tyler in the head, putting him out of his misery.

Cam and Lara reunited shortly after, each revealing that their plans had failed. Cam decided to give up escape, but offered to protect Lara as much as she could. Lara accepted this, and the two moved on. By this point, two days had passed, and the original group of fifty students had been reduced to twenty-two. In this time, Alyssa had taken to hiding in a hotel room to recover from losing several fingers. This period of inactivity was when other students began to make more moves. Hunter Gibbons and Brynn Oxley had run into each other in the camp ground and managed to mutually kill one another. The couple of Linda Hartford and Jackson Davis had tried to survive together, but upon being overwhelmed by the continued number of deaths, had opted to end their lives by hanging themselves in the hotel lobby, with their corpses leaving a harrowing image for anyone coming into or leaving the hotel. Incidents such as these would steadily continue throughout the day.

By the end of Day 3, only nine students remained, including Lara, Cam, and Alyssa. Lara and Cam had discovered Brody Harper after he survived a brutal encounter with Alyssa. He had warned them of Alyssa, and despite Lara's best efforts, Brody passed away from injuries sustained. It was then that Cam and Lara had their conflict of philosophies. Lara still refused to fight or take arms, not wanting to become violent and still upset she couldn't save Brody. Cam, on the other hand, was more willing to kill and accept the inevitability of having to fight for their survival. Although the girls were in conflict over their philosophies, they remained together.

A few hours later, the announcements would reveal that the numbers had been dwindled down to five students, and endgame would be held in the hotel courtyard. This left Cam, Lara, Alyssa, Tracy Pickman, and Shawna Lindquist to fight out for the win early in the morning on Day 4. In the courtyard, Tracy attacked Cam and Lara, leading Cam and Lara to flee her attacks. Cam retaliated, while Lara chose to hide in some shrubs. At the same time, Alyssa had found Shawna, leading to a fight between the two girls. Shawna was killed easily, and Alyssa stumbled over to the sound of where Cam and Tracy were fighting.

However, this would prove to be a dangerous mistake for Alyssa. In Cam and Tracy's fight, a stray bullet from Tracy had managed to hit Alyssa in the lower chest. She tried to power through the injury, but before she could retaliate, Cam had managed to kill Tracy. Cam was also heavily wounded from Tracy's attack. Alyssa and Cam spotted one another and were prepared to fight one another. However, Cam dropped dead from her injuries before she could pull the trigger. Alyssa was pleased that Cam was out of the way, but before she could do anything else, she also dropped dead from her injuries.

Lara emerged from the shrubs and realized she was all that was left. With that, Lara Oliver was declared the winner of Season 18.

Legacy:
  • Rated as: Good
  • Season 18 was seen as a fairly interesting season. White Mist was seen as a very unique location that had some very interesting deaths from the environment, particularly Edgar Norris and Mercy Chavez' deaths. It was also noted for having some traditional heroic and villainous characters with Cam Holloway and Alyssa Raleigh, each having a notable fan base as the game progressed.
  • "Lucky" Lara Oliver is a very divisive character among the fan base. Compared to characters like Cam and Alyssa, Lara was seen as fairly unpopular during the game. Her vow of nonviolence led to her being seen as dull and uninteresting compared to those around her. The fact that Lara survived numerous encounters that resulted in the deaths of much more beloved contestants like Jésica and Cam also soured her to some fans, with some calling her extremely cowardly. Her win is also controversial, as Lara ultimately won by everyone else in endgame dying before her without having to do anything herself, leading to debates about whether she "deserved" to win or not. While Lara does have some fans who like her for sticking to her values, sticking close to more capable contestants, and strategically retreating and hiding when confronted with danger, she is ultimately seen as one of the lesser winners in the show's history due to how unpopular she is among fan bases and how her game play is criticized.
  • Since winning, Lara has been a vocal advocate against SOTF. She has appeared on shows decrying the show and has published articles and essays promoting nonviolence and alternate paths of play in SOTF. She has also graduated medical school and works as a paramedic at a hospital in Austin. Lara married in 2018, and a year later, she gave birth to a daughter, Cameron.
  • With the death of Jonah Lucas at sixth place, this meant Season 18 had an all-female endgame.
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February 1st, 2017, 1:39 am #13

Season 45, since it didn't look like it was claimed.
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Dates: Late Summer 2016
Winner: Ivy Jain (9 kills)
Runner Up: Carlisle Scott (7 kills)
Third Place: Mary Kelly Sorenson (2 kills)

Location: An uninhabited part of the Ten Thousand Islands, a chain of islands and mangrove islets off the southwestern coast of Florida. Several close-set small islands and islets were utilized, with the arena boundaries designated by a series of ropes and buoys.

Notable Participants:
Ivy Jain (winner) – The right-hand woman of popular clique leader Elizabeth Fletcher, Ivy proved herself to be much more than an obedient grunt when she took advantage of her group’s splintering to betray and kill Elizabeth. An enthusiastic adherent to the “femme fatale” archetype, Ivy’s game was marked by drama and tragedy as she compromised her friends, allies, and her own morals again and again to come out as the season’s top killer and winner.

Carlisle Scott (runner-up) – An intriguing villain, Carlisle underwent a surprisingly understated breakdown early in the game after an alliance with his best friend and girlfriend imploded, resulting in the other two dying and Carlisle himself sustaining serious injuries. He quietly retreated into the cover of the mangroves, where he spent his game setting up traps and killing others through primarily indirect means.

Mary Kelly Sorenson (third place) – An athlete and outdoors enthusiast, Mary Kelly was better-suited to the unusual environment than many of her classmates. Her play style is regarded as one of raw skill and survival knowledge, which in many fans’ eyes makes up for her low profile in contrast with her fellow finalists.

Zackary “Zack” Lovelace (fourth place, 7 kills) – One of Season 45’s top killers, along with Ivy and Carlisle. A delinquent held back two years, Zack had the advantage of age and size over most of his classmates, as well as an intense dislike for many of them (which, in many cases, was mutual due to his reputation and manner). Zack became known as a brutal player who vastly preferred his assigned brass knuckles or his bare hands to any other available weapon.

Malia Hayes (twenty-fifth place) – Ivy Jain’s girlfriend, and the victim of what many consider to be Ivy’s most heart-wrenching betrayal. Driven to despair by the deaths of her friends and the knowledge that her girlfriend was a killer, Malia attempted to make a suicide pact with Ivy, only for Ivy to back out at the last moment.

Elizabeth Fletcher (thirty-second place, 1 kill) – Leader of a clique of girl bullies, Elizabeth tried to set herself up as the leader of a pack of players, but infighting and chaos allowed her opportunistic follower Ivy to kill Elizabeth and bring the group down from within.

Stephen Ellis (forty-sixth place, 1 kill) – Carlisle Scott’s best friend, and twin brother of Carlisle’s girlfriend Emily. An early meeting between the three of them succumbed to paranoia and led to Stephen killing his sister in a panic when he became convinced that she and Carlisle would team up and betray him.

Emily Ellis (forty-seventh place) – Carlisle’s girlfriend and Stephen’s twin sister, Emily’s attempts to cling to both boys for protection and support ended up inadvertently turning their suspicions on each other, leading to both her and Stephen’s deaths.

Summary: Season 45 saw 50 students from Ash Point High School in the Tampa Bay area participating in an arena made up of small islands and islets in the Ten Thousand Islands mangrove island chain off the coast of southwestern Florida. The arena boundaries were designated by a series of ropes and buoys in the water; bypassing the boundaries was easy, but resulted in immediate collar detonation. The islands were not connected by any artificial means not already in place; most were accessible from other locations by wading or swimming a short distance, or by navigating through clumps of mangrove trees. The game lasted just a few hours short of one week.

The first day was slow, with a trio of collar detonations due to people leaving the boundaries of the arena the only deaths until the evening. Carlisle Scott met and grouped up with his girlfriend Emily Ellis, and his best friend and Emily’s twin, Stephen, earlier in the day. Things started off well, but Emily’s fright and need for reassurance resulted in frequent out-loud musing on how the three of them were likely going to die, typically leading to her demanding promises from both of the boys that they would protect her against a threat. This gradually wore down everyone’s nerves, until Stephen became convinced that Emily was trying to turn him and Carlisle against each other – or worse, that she would convince Carlisle that Stephen was a threat and eliminate him.

Stephen’s paranoia grew until the trio settled down for the evening, at which point Carlisle ventured away from Stephen and Emily in search of tinder for a fire. Emily started in with her imaginings of a gory death and whining for comfort once again, until Stephen snapped and attacked her with the switchblade knife that had been assigned as his weapon, demanding that she admit to plotting against him with Carlisle. The latter was drawn back to their campsite by Emily’s screams and arrived just in time to find her dying and fend off an attack by a now-deranged Stephen. Carlisle managed to overpower Stephen and kill him with his own weapon, and proceeded to have a quiet breakdown at the realization that he had just lost the two most important people to him. Footage of Carlisle’s breakdown as twilight falls, alone on the beach save for the two bodies and nearly silent, is widely regarded as a very haunting moment. A still image of Carlisle on his knees and silhouetted against the sunset became one of the most iconic images of the season.

Following his breakdown, Carlisle gathered up his and the Ellises’ supplies and retreated to a copse of mangrove trees, which he would spend the rest of the game moving amongst and setting traps to catch and kill other contestants. He utilized the piano wire garrote and yards of rope that he and Emily had respectively been assigned as tripwires, nooses, and underwater snares, and used the switchblade to carve small branches into spikes as well as using it for up close kills when someone managed to free themselves from his traps. After entering the mangroves, Carlisle wasn’t seen again clearly until his death; shots of him climbing quietly through the trees, approaching victims through the water, and at one point, silently watching a group from a hidden vantage point as they approached his traps, make the bulk of his story that of an unnerving hidden killer.

Action began to pick up later that night and leading into Day 2, with Zackary Lovelace racking up two kills in close succession, and Elizabeth Fletcher’s clique-turned-player group formed. Assuming what she felt was her natural position as leader, Elizabeth directed her followers to kill anyone outside of the group whom they felt was a threat, with the private end goal of using the other girls as fodder to keep Elizabeth herself safe. Some of the girls went along willingly, but it didn’t take long for tensions to show. On the second night, Malia Hayes, girlfriend of Elizabeth’s second-in-command Ivy Jain, approached the group and was coolly rebuffed by Elizabeth. In response, Malia took the group to task for the deaths they’d been responsible for in a long, memorable rant before imploring Ivy to leave the group and go with her. Angered, Elizabeth ordered that Malia be killed, only to be met with hesitation from everyone else and outright opposition from Ivy and their friend Bailey Gambaro. A fight broke out, during which Malia escaped and Elizabeth snatched Ivy’s gun out of her hands and shot Bailey dead before declaring that no dissent would be tolerated. Instead of cementing her authority, however, this led the others to realize how expendable they were in Elizabeth’s eyes, and the irreparable rift in the group began to form.

On Day 3, the first of two memorable chases involving Mary Kelly Sorenson and Zack Lovelace occurred, starting when Zack, fresh off another kill, startled Mary Kelly while she fished and pursued her across two separate islands. Mary Kelly eventually evaded Zack, but was jumped again in short order by Desmond Brand, whom she managed to drown. Mary Kelly would play a cautious game, relying on her outdoors skills rather than seeking shelter where more students would gather.

In the afternoon, Elizabeth’s group finally fell apart. Rose Prescott had snuck away from the group during the night for fear of Elizabeth turning on her next, and Monica Winston and Stephanie Choi were quietly trying to convince Ivy to help them get rid of Elizabeth and continue as a smaller player group. This plan collapsed when Elizabeth realized what was going on and screamed at Ivy to kill them. Surprisingly, Ivy obliged – only turn her gun on Elizabeth herself while the latter gloated.

Throughout the rest of the game, Ivy would play up her role as just one of Elizabeth’s many pawns and victims back in school as much as she was able, drawing others in with fake tears and sometimes feigned or exaggerated injury so that she could get a clear shot. For many, Ivy’s shining (or most despicable) moment came during her reunion with Malia that night. Heartbroken and exhausted from the physical and emotional demands of the game, Malia tearfully begged Ivy to commit suicide with her using the bottle of arsenic she had been assigned. Ivy agreed, but when Malia swallowed her handful of the poison, Ivy poured her own into the dirt and watched as Malia died. Ivy showed grief and regret over Malia’s death several times afterwards, but maintained that she intended to survive and win regardless of anyone else.

Ivy, Carlisle, and Zack would become the game’s top killers, accounting for the deaths of nearly half the contestants between the three of them. There was a gradual slowdown of action from the halfway point to endgame with a few notable spots, such as Zack’s second chase with Mary Kelly, whose vocal exasperation quickly became memetic, and Ivy’s short and bloody reunion with Rose.

Endgame took place in one section of the mangroves that Carlisle had hidden himself in during the game and the water surrounding them. Zack was the first to reach the area, managing to lay low for once until Ivy arrived, whereupon he tackled her and beat her, apparently to death, before tossing her aside and taking her gun. Mary Kelly then made herself known, instigating her third and final chase with Zack. While dodging his unskilled shots, she lured him closer and closer to Carlisle’s underwater snares, which she had noticed upon scouting the area, but she unfortunately miscalculated and got tangled up in the wires along with Zack. As they struggled, a battered and nearly-unrecognizable Ivy appeared, having regained consciousness off-screen, and helped Mary Kelly half-strangle and half-drown Zack, making the only kill of the season that two people were credited for.

Knowing that she couldn’t match Mary Kelly physically, Ivy dove down to retrieve her gun from the water while Mary Kelly struggled to free herself from the snare. Carlisle finally emerged from the mangroves and stabbed her to death while she was caught. As Ivy resurfaced, she emptied the rest of her ammo in Carlisle’s direction, hitting him but not fatally. The rest of the game was a tense, drawn-out affair as Carlisle and Ivy both tried to stealthily make their way around the arena, each waiting for the other to succumb to their accumulated wounds.

Carlisle would be the one to fall, a combination of blood loss and infection from the injuries he had sustained on the first day finally causing him to lose consciousness and fall out of the trees into the water. The final shot of the season was not of Ivy, but of Carlisle face-up and slowly sinking into the water as he bled out before the camera faded to black.

Legacy:
•Rated as: Very Good
•Season 45 is regarded as one of the best among fans of big killers, and the variety offered between Ivy Jain’s femme fatale, Carlisle Scott’s quiet tactician, and Zackary Lovelace’s brutal hands-on killer gives the season appeal for fans of different player tactics. Outdoors enthusiasts also hold up Mary Kelly Sorenson as the dark horse finalist, whom a small but vocal minority would have preferred to the prolific killers as a winner.
•Carlisle Scott in particular got a lot of posthumous fame for his status as an unusual player and his inclusion in some of the most iconic moments of the season, and he is heavily featured on merchandise to this day. He is subject to fan speculation more than the rest of the finalists in particular due to the fact that unlike many, he never gave a reason for his decision to play, leaving it unclear whether that was his plan all along or if he snapped after his early traumatic experience.
•Ivy’s post-season tour as the winner was delayed several months due to the need for significant reconstructive surgery to repair her face after Zackary nearly killed her. Once she was back in the public eye, she had to fight for attention with some more recent winners, though she was able to launch an acting and modeling career once she had fully recovered. Despite her success, Ivy is clearly a very damaged person; her actions during the game eventually estranged her from her family, and her career has been put on hold several times while she was in and out of rehab for substance abuse, generally centering on a painkiller addiction that can be traced back to her first months of recovering from SOTF and surgery. She is often featured in tabloids for some kind of starlet misbehavior or a dramatic breakup with whichever woman she had most recently dated.

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Dates: Spring 2010
Winner: Monika Trace (4 Kills)
Runner Up: Eric Cerrone (6 Kills)
Third Place: Ling Imagawa (3 Kills)

Location: Frontier Funland Wild West Park

Notable Participants:
  • Monika Trace (winner) - A well-known girl around school thanks to her track team background as well as her time spent surfing. Monika spent most of her time in the game alone aside from a later alliance with Ling Imagawa. Showing resolve often throughout the game to escape bad situations and overcome attacks Monika became viewed as a gritty hero as the season went on.
  • Eric Cerrone (runner-up) - One of the main villains of the season, Eric was a popular football player who put his physical gifts to use early and often throughout the season. He is well-known for hunting Monika Trace across the arena for almost the entirety of the game following an early encounter and declaring her his only worthy adversary. He died after being left to bleed out from wounds inflicted on him by Monika Trace.
  • Ling Imagawa (third place) - The second tier hero of the season, Ling was the quiet girl from the school track team and initially started off working in a group with two other students, following their deaths at the hands of Eric Cerrone and Paul Andrews, Ling became a player-hunter. She preferred to sneak up on players rather than face them head on or lead them into traps. Ling met her end during the endgame when Eric Cerrone clipped her with a lucky shot from Paul Andrews’s shotgun.
  • Jimmy Dunne (sixth place, one kill)Known for his laid-back, laconic charisma and surfer look, Jimmy became popular with audiences quickly as he blew off an attempted robbery which such little care that his would be robber eventually had second thoughts and ran away. A few of his one-liners stuck around for a little while after his appearance on the show with his main catchphrase of “Bro, really?” becoming a best-selling t-shirt. Jimmy killed himself using a trap made up of dynamite he had acquired through the course of the game in an attempt to kill Eric Cerrone and Paul Andrews but only succeeded in killing Andrews.
  • Paul Andrews (seventh place, six kills) - The other main villain of the season, Paul was a member of the school paper at school who was seen as an early out. His weapon draw of a Remington 870 shotgun allowed him to quickly become a large threat as he took out his anger and resentment on his peers and even led to Eric Cerrone choosing to ally with him rather than try to fight him. He died in the explosion that resulted from Jimmy Dunne activating his trap.
  • Mark Cage (forty-third place) The boyfriend of Monika Trace and one of the first deaths of the season, Mark is memorable for being beaten to death by Eric as the other boy attempted to steal his gun and being the main catalyst for many of the events of the season
Summary: Season 13 was held at the Frontier Funland Wild West Park during it’s offseason. The season was relatively large, with forty-three seniors from a high school in California being chosen to participate.

The season started off quickly as a few of the students made use of their weapons early. Eric Cerrone started his season long rivalry with Monika Trace by killing her boyfriend Mark Cage for his gun and then attempting to kill her, only for her to escape by jumping out of a window. His vow to kill her and the near constant pursuit becoming one of the big plot-lines of the season. Elsewhere Paul Andrews began his killing spree by shooting the first two people he found upon waking up.

The end of the first day also featured one of the most memorable moments of the season as a student attempted to rob Jimmy Dunne for his supplies while Jimmy was lying of the edge of a building. Jimmy’s complete nonchalance at the attempt, including his now famous line: 'Bro, really?' had his would be robber convinced he either had a better weapon or had someone waiting in ambush and they ran away only for Jimmy to question why they hadn’t just shot him before resuming his nap.

Ling Imagawa started the game by meeting up with two of her friends from the track team and forming a group which hunkered down and avoided confrontation. They were forced to move when a fight broke out nearby but all three managed to escape unharmed.

Meanwhile Monika was avoiding confrontation with the rest of her peers, her trust in them having been destroyed by Eric’s earlier assault. During the night, one of the other students by the name of Morgan Davies attempted to ambush her and in the ensuing melee Monika managed to get hold of his gun and shot him twice in the chest gaining her first kill. At the same time Eric Cerrone ambushed and killed two of his sleeping classmates and stole their packs, before heading to the source of Monika’s gunshots. After a brief firefight where Monika was hit in the leg but managed to catch him in the arm Eric backed off to tend to his wounds and Monika fled. As she was fleeing the player who had tried to rob Jimmy Dunne jumped out at her in another robbery attempt, thinking it was Eric, Monika shot him in the head only to realise it was someone else. Cursing to herself she ran off into the night narrowly avoiding Eric as he finished patching his wounds and pursued her.

The next morning Jimmy Dunne moved from his rooftop perch and headed into the main town section of the park where he encountered a student by the name of Melanie Kant. The pair stuck together for a while, making jokes and goofing around but the arrival of Paul Andrews forced them both to flee while he blindly fired shots into the building where they were hiding. Melanie would succumb to wounds inflicted by Andrews not long after and Jimmy took the grenades she had been assigned in place of his cowboy hat.

After his attempted kill of Jimmy and Melanie, Andrews tried to find new targets and through a calculated ambush managed to kill two more students who had been trying eliminate him. Eric Cerrone stumbled upon this in his search for Monika and realising Andrews had him outgunned, instead offered a partnership with the understanding that they would attempt to kill each other once everyone else was dead. Andrews was hesitant at first but following the announcement verifying how many people Eric had killed, agreed.

Their first act as a pair was to attack Ling Imagawa’s group. Ling escaped death by pretending that she had been killed in the gunfire and snuck away once the boys had moved on. Following this incident Ling became a player-hunter and began her run of three kills, her first one coming at the expense of Josephine Barnett after Ling lured her into bear trap she had already set up and stabbed her in the throat.

Jimmy Dunne continued adding to his collection of explosives after coming across the corpse of one his fellow students who had committed suicide. He took the dynamite from their pack before moving on, mentioning to the camera that he was planning ‘something rad’.

Around this time Ling picked up her most famous kill when she spotted the player Davey Ridgewell sleeping inside the confessional booth in the fake towns church; creeping outside she caught a rattlesnake she had seen earlier and threw it in with the sleeping Davey where he was quickly bitten and died as a result of the snakes poison.

Andrews and Cerrone had continued their killing spree into the next day as they quickly racked up kills between them, Eric managing to kill two more of his classmates, while Andrews killed another three making them tied for most kills in the season. Monika spotted the two of them later on and tried to kill them from a distance but only succeeded in hitting Andrews in the knee, severely hampering his movement. As Cerrone attempted to pursue her he was stopped by the combined fire of both Monika and Ling who had been preparing to ambush the pair herself; forcing him to fall back.

Jimmy Dunne, hearing the sounds of fighting woke from his midday nap and ventured out of his hiding place in the mine tunnels to attract Andrews and Cerrone’s attention, yelling at them before casually walking back inside. When the two players followed him down inside Jimmy lit the dynamite he had rigged throughout the small tunnel and due to his injured leg combined with Jimmy tackling him to the ground Andrews couldn’t escape and was killed in the blast along with him. This also triggered the start of endgame.

Eric, having managed to snatch Andrews shotgun during his escape from Jimmy’s trap limped his way to the endgame location which was the town square where a set of gallows had been built especially for the season. Upon arriving Eric hid inside one of the nearby buildings and waited. Monika and Ling arrived next and were ambushed by the other two finalists, Levi White and Roy Dalton. Ling crept around the outskirts and eventually outflanked Levi shooting her in the temple from point blank range while Monika ended up wrestling with Roy. She managed to win the fight after pushing him off and throwing sand in his eyes to blind him so she could shoot him with his own gun.

When the two regrouped at the gallows they questioned where Eric was, prompting him to pop out of his hiding place and shoot at them, killing Ling. Monika ran as Eric shot at her again while taunting her by mentioning how he thought it was lucky for him that they were the final two and he could correct his mistake from the first day. He climbed up on the gallows to taunt her some more at which point Monika shot him in the shoulder and stomach.

As Cerrone lay on the gallows platform bleeding to death from his wounds Monika approached him and he asked her to put him out of his misery. Instead she used her last bullet to shoot the platform next to him knowing it was her last one, but telling him it was to check if she had any bullets left. Monika then raised the gun over Cerrone’s head and let it click. Her final words being ‘Unlucky’ before walking away leaving Cerrone to bleed to death and leave her the winner of the season.

Legacy:
  • Rated as: Very Good
  • Season 13 is a well-regarded season among fans. Its strong set of major characters, and their separate storylines that managed to converge with each other means it is considered as one of the more cinematic seasons. One of the major criticisms of the season as a whole is that Andrews didn’t make it to the endgame, instead leaving the penultimate showdown a fight between Monika and Ling against two players people struggle to remember in Levi and Roy, although most agree the fight itself was of good quality.
  • The season also brought a lot of attention to Frontier Funland and is credited with keeping the park running to the present day. It now boasts a Survival of the Fittest tour that features memorable landmarks from the season, including the gallows and confession booth.
  • Monika Trace was a popular winner although there are some fans that felt Eric Cerrone should have won instead of her. Monika quietly returned to her life in California where she graduated college with a sports science degree and began surfing again, eventually being hired as a panel member for the World Surf League. Whenever she is interviewed, the subject of her time on Survival of the Fittest is one she finds awkward talking about with the one concession to this being that she has the names of Mark and Ling tattooed across her knuckles.
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G04: Yasmin "Yaz" Carrol - - I'm Dracula Bitch - "I'll be back as quickly as possible. I promise."
G19: Kris - - - - - - - Myopia
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RBP3: Sarah Bourne - λ - λ - λ - λ - λ - λ - λ - λ - λ - Spiders in my Needle - "Yeah I won't be able to take it back."
SP2: Isaiah Hall - $ - Rosebud - Shot with an arrow.
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M12: Chris Brooks - Entrenching Tool - Dead - Getting blood on the floor in Two Foot Wide and Six Foot Deep - "Fuck You."
F14: Jasmine Stone - Army Action Figure - Dead - Getting her skull broken in Whatever Happened to The American Dream - "There's nothing aggressive about ignoring someone."
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F17: Martha Stock - Game Over - Shovel - "But hey it's not all bad, I mean look at this lovely weather."
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February 2nd, 2017, 3:22 am #15

DO WHAT YOU WANT CAUSE A PIRATE IS FREE

YOU ARE A PIRATE
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Dates: 2016

Winner: Stephanie Cahill (3 kills)
Runner Up: Amy Dyne (4 kills)
Third Place: Stephen Wargrave (6 kills)

Location: Tortuga Bay, a pirate themed amusement park situated off the coast of Maine which, for the sake of the game, has been disabled.

Notable Participants:
  • Stephanie Cahill (Winner): A nerdy girl and close friend of tenth place finisher Alex Peacock, Stephanie was initially pegged as an early out despite her assigned weapon, a bulletproof vest. She was able to find Alex early on, and became the “first mate” of his crew, a group of his friends determined to find their way through the game. However, the actions of Alex as leader, and his rapidly decreasing hold of himself led her to abandon him, realising that he wasn’t the person she once called a friend. She spent the next part of the game by herself, reflecting on what she had done in her life and what she would do next, and killed a person who tried to attack her. She eventually reunited with Alex after he was fatally shot by Isabella Munnings, and she comforted him as he eventually bled out. Spurred by his death, she chose to hunt down and kill Isabella as revenge for what she did, before entering the endgame arena. Although she was caught and nearly disabled by Amy Dyne, the use of her bulletproof vest allowed her to survive and stab her, marking her the winner of Season 41.
  • Amy Dyne (2nd Place): A studious girl with interests in sociology, law, and politics, Amy was pegged as a contender from the start due to her personality and her assigned weapon, a tissue and bottle of chloroform. She laid low the first two days, expressing disdain for the people killing, and, after hearing about the death of her boyfriend by the actions of Clint Craig, decided to take action. Donning her fanservice outfit of a british navyman, she managed to find him and drug him, taking him to one of the stages and holding a trial for him, in which she stated what he had done and gave him a chance to defend himself before shooting him in the stomach several times with his gun. After this, she gained an enjoyment of what she had done, and elected to do it more, disabling other students before holding kangaroo courts for them and killing them. She made it to endgame, managing to take out third place finisher Stephen Wargrave, and was able to disable Stephanie in the final confrontation, but her attempt to finish her off failed, and Stephanie used this as an opportunity to put her down.
  • Stephen Wargrave (3rd Place): An honours student and a player on the school’s baseball team, Stephen tried to play to win, staying low as much as possible and trying to make sense of the part of a treasure map that he had been assigned. Eventually, after looting one part and killing the person who had the last part, Stephen was able to find the key to a treasure chest, which carried weapons and body armour that almost managed to take him through the whole game. He took a more proactive attempt to get through the game from that point on, becoming the season’s top killer, but he was eventually felled by Amy Dyne in endgame, after she was able to sneak up and chloroform him.
  • Isabella Munnings (5th Place, 4 kills): A girl scout who liked to read and play the piano, Isabella (with her assigned weapon, a Taurus Raging Bull) joined up early with Alex’s pirate crew, and happily believed in its capacity to get itself through the game. However, after her self-defence kill of Keary Jacobson, Alex turned on her, getting angry and proceeding to expel her from the group. She left, angry that her friend and leader didn’t listen to her, and desired revenge, choosing to lay low and survive until the point where she could take her revenge. She got her chance at the final 10, where she was able to fatally wound Alex in a gunfight, and, choosing that she wanted to win after that point, took out both the seventh and sixth place finishers before being killed by Stephanie.
  • Alex Peacock (10th place, 2 kills): A nerdy boy with a particular fondness for pirate related media, Alex used the theme of the season and his assigned weapon - a blunderbuss - to try and cope with the stresses of the game, forming a crew of his friends and becoming its “captain” as he promised that none of them would come to any harm. This promise was eventually broken when, angry at the fact that one of his crewmembers had betrayed the group by killing someone, he elected to execute them in front of the whole group, shooting him in the chest. This, followed by the subsequent ostracisation and expulsion of Isabella Munnings for similar actions, led the rest of the group to abandon him, leaving him alone with his fears. He tried to survive for the next few days, killing another girl in an attempt to show that he could play the game, but was shot by Isabella in a gunfight as revenge for what he had done, bleeding out in the arms of Stephanie Cahill, who had come across him.
Summary: Season forty-one was held on the grounds of Tortuga Bay amusement park, a place within coastal Maine which modelled itself after pirate culture and legends. Due to the success that season thirty-one had with its theme, it was elected that, as the ten season anniversary, season forty-one would also follow a theme, this being a theme of pirates. Various pirate themed items entered the weapon pool for the season, all fanservice costumes had something to do from that era, and in the briefing for the version the students were notified that there was a chest containing “precious booty” somewhere on the island, which needed a special key to open. Forty-nine students were taken from Willow Park High School for the purposes of the competition, and the game lasted six days.

The season had a fairly normal death rate all the way through, with new killers emerging every day and some killers eventually dying out by the time more arose. The first person to kill was Clint Craig, who, thinking the piece of paper he had been assigned as worthless, tackled and killed Ashley Jenner with his own gun, with the reactions of the people around him providing further motivation for him to play. Alex Peacock, initially fearful about his chances in the game, found a sizable group of his friends on the first day after donning his fanservice outfit. The group, consisting of him, Stephanie Cahill, Isabella Munnings, Julian King, and two other boys opted to stick together, forming a pirate crew determined to find a way out of the game. Stephen Wargrave, who had been assigned a piece of a map as his assigned weapon, opted to try and find the other two pieces, believing that whatever prize existed would be worth it for him.

The second day was where most of the defining scenes and actions of the season began to build up. Stephen found the second part of the map on Ashley Jenner’s corpse, having been dropped there by Clint Craig after he had taken Ashley’s gun. He managed to find the third part of the map in the hands of Samuel Webb, the president of the computer club. Knowing that whatever prize getting the whole map had would be more worth it than not having his name on the announcements, he elected to kill Samuel, bashing his head against a wall several times when his back was turned. Alex’s group got caught up in a shootout against Clint Craig, Clint managing to kill one of the members and splitting the group in two. Alex, Stephanie, and another member were in one group, while Julian and Isabella were in another one. Although they managed to get back together, Julian’s group had gotten into another shootout on the way there, which had resulted in him killing another kid in self defence.

Day three was the part of the game where most of the major plotlines hit their biggest point. Stephen, now having all three pieces of the map, was able to find the key and the chest, which contained an AK-47, body armour, and supplies that could easily last him the rest of the game. Finding it, he elected to use his new supplies to actively pursue victory, playing and killing from then on out. Amy Dyne, who had been hiding and hunkering down with her friends at this point, learned about the death of her boyfriend by Clint’s hands. Spurred, and angry, Amy elected to don her fanservice outfit and hunt him down, finding and drugging with her assigned chloroform. When he woke up from his drug induced slumber, he found that Amy had set up a courtroom for him. Wanting to bring him to justice, Amy held a trial for him, making him recount and talk about what he did and - once it was clear that he had done his deeds quite deliberately - shooting him when she was done. She gained an enjoyment of what she had done, and wanted to do it to more people, heading out and trying to find others.

Day three was also the point in the game where Alex’s crew disbanded. Learning of Julian’s murder of another student the previous day, Alex felt that he had betrayed the group. He confronted Julian in front of the rest of the group, getting into an argument with him and - angry at his betrayal and scared that Julian could potentially turn against him and the group - shooting him in the chest and killing him. This caused one of the members of the group to freak out and desert the group, and caused Isabella to run away. Although him and Stephanie pursued her, by the time that they had found her, she had killed Keary Robinson, who had jumped on and tried to kill her. Angry again at the betrayal of his group, he got into an argument with Isabella, which resulted in him kicking him out of the group and leaving with Stephanie. This resulted in an argument between the two remaining group members, and, after realising that Alex was no longer the person she had called a friend, resulted in the two parting ways.

The fourth day mostly dealt with the fallout from the previous day, with the major characters continuing on the paths they took and preparing for what lied next. Isabella, spurred from Alex kicking her out of his group and the dissolution of their friendship, opted to lay low, waiting for the moment that she could have her revenge on him. Stephen continued playing, actively hunting down other people, while Alex and Stephanie - still following their own paths - also killed others, trying to prove that they had what it took to survive. Amy, at this point, had developed a delusion of grandeur, believing herself to be an enforcer of justice and the only person left representing the force of good, feeling like there was no point in the others trying to win the game and opting to end their lives as soon as possible. She had done this by setting up a kangaroo court for the member of Alex’s group that had ran away the previous day, forcing him under torture to admit any sins that he had committed and then proceeding to execute him for them.

The fifth day was a climax for the plotlines of the season, with the final 10 fighting and dying until only one person was left. Isabella, after having spent the previous day looking for Alex, finally found him on one of the ships, and, after an ensuing firefight, was able to fatally wound him before running away. As he laid dying, he was found by Stephanie, who, upon his request, stayed and comforted him as he died. After finding out his killer, and upon his death reducing her to tears, Stephanie vowed revenge, and took his blunderbuss and tried to find Isabella. Eventually, she did, coming across her just after she had dispatched the seventh and sixth place finishers, using the late stage in the game as her excuse to play. After a tense firefight, Stephanie was able to get around Isabella’s cover and shoot her in the head, killing her. This, combined with kills delivered from Amy and Stephen, pushed season 41 into its final four.

Endgame took place in a movie theatre which contained Stephen’s chest, and consisted of Stephanie, Amy, Stephen, and a boy named Spencer Williamson, who had laid low the entire game and had yet to kill. All of them had entered the arena alone, but Spencer quickly found Stephen, attempting to kill him and steal his gear. This attempt failed, and Spencer was quickly shot to death. The noise attracted Amy, and she was able to sneak up on and drug Stephen, doing her usual routine of a trial before murder as Stephanie watched from afar. Stephen eventually died, and Amy was able to seek out and overpower Stephanie, drugging her and knocking her out.

When she woke up, the competition had reached its sixth day. Amy had bound her to a chair and, as the theatre’s projector allowed her to play famous clips from past seasons, forced her to watch as Amy directed what she dubbed as her “final trial” at both Stephanie and the audience, for doing nothing but watching as hundreds of kids died every year. However, one of Stephanie’s restraints was loose, and while Amy wasn’t looking she was able to undo all of the restraints on her hands and feet. She waited for Amy to get close, and attempted to strike her with a knife she pilfered from her first kill. However, this only hit Amy’s face, and resulted in her getting shot in response. However, the bulletproof vest that she had been assigned had managed to stop the bullet from doing fatal damage, and she was able to get up again and rush Amy, her next shot missing as Stephanie stabbed her to death, marking her the winner of SotF season 41.

Legacy:
  • Rated as: Excellent
  • The pirate theme, one that could have been seen as controversial, proved to be a success due to the degree in which the players participated in it, with Stephen’s finding of the treasure and the forming of Alex’s crew being highlights. The season is also praised for its action and lategame cast, with people such as Amy and Alex fulfilling a mold that hadn’t been seen before, and scenes such as Clint Craig’s trial and the revenge story of the final ten being standout scenes of the season. The final battle, and Stephanie working her way through Amy’s restraints, is also known as one of the best finales of an SotF game to date.
  • Since the show, Tortuga Bay has been reopened under new management, and uses the fact that a season was set in it to full advantage, getting thousands of visitors every day.
  • Stephanie, after winning, has opted to live her own life, using the money from her winnings and interviews to travel across the world, but is not opposed to continuing to be part of the show, making appearences whenever schedules line up and talking about the show on her twitter. Although she seems to regret what happened, she opted to leave those regrets behind and move on with her life.
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SC2:
B02: Maxwell Lombardi - “I'm going to make sure that everything you've done since the beginning of this game becomes pointless.” - 93%
Kills: 0 | Equipped with: SPAS-12 Shotgun, Trident, Colt .357 King Cobra, Meat Cleaver
PREGAME - Past: 1 | Present: 1 2 3
SCDos - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
THEME: Eminem - The Way I Am

PV3 Prologue:
M35: Buddy Underwood - “Well, uh, I'll take your word for it.” - ???%
Kills: 0 | Equipped with: Sledgehammer
BEFORE - Past: N/A | Present: N/A
PV3 Prologue - 1 2 3 4
THEME - ???

PV3:
F01 - Michelle White - "Heya, Rue! Would you be willing to take some time so that we can talk about our school's renovations? It's for the S.E.T." - 0%
SANDBOX - Past: N/A | Present: 1
THEME: Kate Miller Heidke - O Vertigo!
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TV2:
SP5: Michael Robinson (Adopted from Polybius!) - "Oh shit." - 77%
Kills: 0 | Equipped with: Large Fishing Net
SANDBOX: N/A
TV2 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

SC2:
G25: Jasmine King - "I win." - 32%
Kills: 2 | Equipped with: Colt Single Action Army, Hunga Munga
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1
SCDos - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
THEME: QZ Productions - My Mistress' Will
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Aster Hawke - The Best - "Oh. Yeah. Go for it. Isn't really a lot else happening here."
Waldo Woodrow - The Best Friend - "Yo! Bro! Check out this shark I caught!"
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