"Big Brother tests its players every season, but this season it will be to the extreme. Oftentimes being an amazing scrambler or conqueror is enough to win the crown, but this time the winner will have to display an aptitude at both." - Celever, BB10
|Big Brother 10: Scramble & Conquer|
|Season Run||July 16th - September 7th, 2020|
|Previous Season||Big Brother 9: Arcade|
|Next Season||Big Brother 11: Shadowed Forest|
Big Brother 10: Scramble & Conquer is the tenth installment in the PokéBeach Big Brother series. It was a season designed to mix new players from BB9 in with older, established houseguests, as well as bring in a couple more new faces. It was officially revealed on June 18, 2020 in the PBB discord server, and the season began on July 16th, 2020 with 15 houseguests. It ended on September 7th, 2020 with OG player NP defeating previous winner Ephemera in a unanimous 7-0 vote.
- 1 Twists and Mechanics
- 2 Advantages
- 3 Returning Competitions
- 4 New Competitions
- 5 Houseguests
- 6 Game History
- 6.1 Week 1 - We're Evicting This Dude on His Birthday
- 6.2 Week 2 - Bye Bye Birdie
- 6.3 Week 3 - Might Aswell Rename the Colosseum to Purgatory
- 6.4 Week 4 - PBB is a FROG
- 6.5 Week 5 - My Body is a Car
- 6.6 Week 6 - They Never Say Hello
- 6.7 Week 7 - I Hate It Here
- 6.8 Week 8 - I Don't Think There Are Goats
- 6.9 Week 9 - What's a Superlative Again?
- 6.10 Finale
- 7 Trivia
Twists and Mechanics
- Hit The Road
- Instant Eviction
- Survivor Week
- Live Triple Eviction
- Special Eviction
- America's Winner
Week 1 - We're Evicting This Dude on His Birthday
At the start of Big Brother 10: Scramble & Conquer, 14 veteran houseguests returned hoping for glory, redemption, or just to cause some chaos. Also joining the cast was the sole new player Senkun, hoping to create his own name in the BB house. On the first night, a massive twist was announced: 3 houseguests would be sent home in just the first week through a variety of methods! First, a Hit the Road/HOH competition would be played with everyone in the house, with the worst scorer being evicted, and the highest scorer winning HOH. Next, the 2nd and 3rd lowest scorers would be put to a vote in an Instant Eviction style vote: there was no POV competition to save them. Lastly, there would be a regular HOH-POV sequence to round out the week. Kicking off the week, all the houseguests had to play the game ‘Ready, Aim, Fire!’ and had to choose someone to shoot, or shoot themselves. In the end, Aria, Ephemera, Nick and NP were the only survivors of the first round, won the first round of the HTR competition, and played the competition ‘Luftrauser’ to see who would win the Conqueror’s Insignia. The rest of the houseguests also played Luftrauser, but they were playing for both the HOH and for safety, as the highest scorer would be crowned the new HOH, while the lowest three would be evicted and nominated. Ephemera scored highest of the first group, winning the Conqueror’s Insignia, allowing them to steal anyone’s vote in any eviction before the Final 4. In the second group, Mirdo scored highest and became the first HOH of the season, while Vom scored the lowest and became the first person evicted from the Big Brother house.
Round 2 (Instant Eviction)
With the next phase of the twist, Flour and Scattered were nominated for the Instant Eviction, as they were the next lowest scorers in the HTR competition. The house initially looked torn on what to do, but as a result of having powerful allies in his corner in the alliance Hibana, Flour was saved, and Scattered was voted out in a near-unanimous vote of 11-1 on his birthday. As a result of surviving the vote, Flour earned the Scrambler’s Insignia, which allowed him to cast a vote to evict even as a nominee or the HOH.
After Scattered’s unfortunate eviction, Mirdo was finally given the power of HOH, and the game resumed “normally” from here. Mirdo had a plan to backdoor Quaking at the start of the week. He opted to nominate a known duo in Almonds and Shaymin due to their duo from BB9, while keeping Quaking as a backdoor option if he needed to. However, Quaking was drawn for and managed to win the competition ‘Card Toss,’ and saved his ally Shaymin from the block. Mirdo, paranoid and believing that someone leaked his plans to Quaking, scrambled to figure out who leaked the plan. Eventually, blame fell back on Mora, and Mirdo decided that he needed to backdoor him. With the whole house, even Mora’s allies accepting the reality of the situation, Mora was evicted by a unanimous 10-0 vote.
With the POV came the announcement of the Colosseum, a Battle-Back system that required winning a series of duels to re-enter the house. The evicted houseguests Vom and Scattered played in the ‘Card Toss’ competition as well, in the first duel. As a result of Scattered not submitting, Vom won the duel and Scattered was evicted from the house for good.
Week 2 - Bye Bye Birdie
After the first week struck down 3 houseguests, the house was confused on how to proceed. With the HOH came the announcement of a new twist: the Chieftain. This season, instead of the POV selection choosing random players, the 2nd place finisher in the HOH competition would become the Chieftain. They would be immune for the week, automatically play in the POV, and choose the other 2 people who would play alongside them. This week, in the HOH competition ‘Nyan Cat Lost in Space,’ Quaking managed to take home his first HOH and second competition win of the season! Almonds, finishing in 2nd, was given the power of Chieftain. Because Quaking found out about Mirdo’s plan to backdoor him, he wanted revenge and planned to backdoor him. He chose to nominate Aria and Senkun, Mirdo’s friends, and Almonds chose Ephemera and Shaymin to also compete in the POV. At the week’s POV competition, ‘Flappy Bird’, Almonds managed to win the competition, gaining more power than just the Chieftain that week. Since he was in on Quaking’s plan to backdoor Mirdo, he used the veto on Senkun, and Quaking put Mirdo up as the replacement. Once the nominations were set, the house scrambled to make a decision on who should go. Ultimately, Hibana chose to split their votes and make the house seem more divided than it really was, and as a result of this plan, Mirdo was backdoored in a narrow 5-4 vote.
Once again, the evicted houseguests played in the week’s POV competition as a duel. Playing in ‘Flappy Bird’ alongside the houseguests, Mora managed to outscore Vom, staying in the Colosseum and reaching week 3, while Vom was evicted for good, ending her game in 14th place.
Week 3 - Might Aswell Rename the Colosseum to Purgatory
After Mirdo was backdoored, it became clear that the alliance Hibana: composed of Ephemera, Flour, NP and Violet, had control of the game. In the HOH competition ‘99 Bricks,’ NP managed to score above the rest, winning HOH for the week. Almonds once again finished 2nd, and claimed the power of Chieftain. NP nominated Lily and Nick, saying that it was because neither of them had spoken to him, and Almonds chose Aria and Senkun to compete in the POV with him. At the end of the POV, ‘Bloxorz,’ Almonds once again managed to win the POV, making it the second week in a row that he’d won the POV as the Chieftain. After talking to Lily and NP, he chose to save Lily with the veto, and NP put his real target: Shaymin up as the replacement. In the end, though Shaymin’s allies stuck by him, the house did not and Shaymin was successfully backdoored by a vote of 5-3.
In the week’s POV competition, Mora and Mirdo dueled in ‘Bloxorz’. Mora once again ultimately won, completing the 2nd of 3 duels required to re-enter the house. Mirdo’s game officially came to a close, leaving the house in 13th place.
Week 4 - PBB is a FROG
After Shaymin’s eviction, it was announced that the week would be played through a Survivor-like format, and the houseguests would be divided into 2 teams: the ‘Cool Conqueors’ (Almonds, Lily, Quaking, Senkun and Violet) and the ‘Savvy Scramblers’ (Aria, Ephemera, Flour, Nick and NP). Each team member will have to duel someone on the other team in a 1-on-1 competition, from a list of 5 competitions, with the team with 3 wins winning immunity. Ultimately, we end up with Violet vs. NP in ‘Showdown Random Battles,’ Senkun vs. Flour in ‘Ultimate Tic Tac Toe,’ Quaking vs. Aria in ‘Mancala,’ Lily vs. Nick in ‘Battleship,’ and Almonds vs. Ephemera in ‘Chess.’ Though Flour won his duel for the Scramblers, every other duel was won by the Conquerors, and so the Cool Conquerors were safe for the week, while the Savvy Scramblers went to Tribal Council. With a majority of the tribe being composed of members of Hibana, they convinced Aria and stacked all of their votes on Nick. With Nick failing to show up to the live vote, Nick’s vote was counted against himself, and he was evicted unanimously.
This week, Quaking and Shaymin ultimately chose to compete in ‘Ultimate Tic Tac Toe,’ but before the duel, Shaymin decided to throw in the towel and allowed Mora to re-enter the game without difficulty. Shaymin’s game ended there in 12th place, and the Colosseum ended as Mora officially re-enter the game.
After Nick’s eviction, it was announced that the tribes had merged, and no more tribes existed. Mora, as he entered the game after the tribal phase, was now allowed to communicate with the rest of the house. He was also immune for his first week back in the house. The houseguests all played in an immunity competition, ‘Parroting,’ and it was announced there would be 2 winners. Ultimately, Aria and Violet were successful at both portions of the competition, and won safety for the vote. From there, it became a scramble between voting Lily out as one of Violet’s loyal numbers, and Quaking as a power player who threatened Hibana’s control of the game. Ultimately, the majority agreed that Quaking had to go, though votes were shuffled by people on both sides of the house to appease others. By a vote of 7-3, Quaking was voted out, becoming the season’s final pre-juror.
Week 5 - My Body is a Car
With week 5, the majority of the house was relieved to have reached the jury phase, but still felt paranoid and wanted to deal with Mora. In the HOH ‘Pipi,’ due to its status as a ‘Winterbells’ clone, Violet managed to win the HOH, and Ephemera came in second and became Chieftain. Violet decided to nominate Almonds and Senkun, both as pawns to try and backdoor Mora, who she was hellbent on evicting. Ephemera chose Flour and NP to compete in the POV with them. Ultimately, in the POV competition ‘Ballistic Biscuit,’ Almonds managed to win his 3rd POV of the season, and saved himself. As a result, Violet was able to execute her plan of backdooring Mora, and she named him as the replacement. Mora blew up as a result, throwing a bunch of lies out that were obviously fake, and digging himself an even deeper hole. The house was fully on board with voting Mora out, but Aria placed a vote on Senkun hoping to gain Mora’s jury vote. By a vote of 5-1, Mora was evicted and was named the first member of the jury.
Week 6 - They Never Say Hello
After Mora’s second eviction, the house was in a state of uncertainty. Hibana was still in control of the game, but besides Almonds they did not feel threatened by any of the other players. Hibana decided to let Almonds have the HOH, and convince him to nominate Violet and Lily as a duo. Almonds won the HOH and did just that, choosing to nominate them. NP was named Chieftain, and chose Ephemera and Flour to compete in the POV with him. At the POV competition, ‘Tomb Runner,’ Violet managed to win and save herself from the block. Almonds then nominated his target for the week in Aria. Hibana agreed that they wanted Aria to go, however, but they split the votes to keep up appearances with Senkun. Ephemera used the Conqueror’s Insignia to steal Flour’s vote, and they voted for Aria twice. By a vote of 3-2, Aria was evicted from the Big Brother house.
After Aria’s eviction, it was announced that there would be a TRIPLE eviction, meaning that 2 more houseguests were about to leave in a live eviction round. In the HOH competition ‘Call Your Own Shots,’ Violet’s ball choice ended up giving the HOH to Senkun, someone not in the dominant Hibana alliance. Hibana rushed to manage his power and try to get him to send Almonds and Lily home. This succeeded, as he nominated Almonds, Violet, and Lily for eviction. In the POV competition ‘Jigsaw Jam,’ NP managed to piece the puzzle together fastest, and chose not to use the veto. NP, Ephemera and Flour then cast their votes to save 1 of the nominees. As Violet was a member of Hibana, all 3 of them voted to save her, and Almonds and Lily were sent home with no votes to save either of them, ending the chaotic triple eviction.
Week 7 - I Hate It Here
With Hibana still intact and the only outsider left as the outgoing HOH, all the alliance had to worry about was keeping them away from the POV. In the HOH competition ‘Quadroscope,’ Violet managed to win out, nominating Senkun as her target and Ephemera as a pawn. From there, the POV competition ‘Frat Boy Beer Pong’ was won by Ephemera, who saved themselves from the block. Violet then nominated Flour as the replacement pawn. As a result of Hibana making up the entire house, they voted to send Senkun to the door. Flour, as the holder of the Scrambler’s Insignia, cast a vote to evict Senkun as well, and Senkun was evicted by a vote of 3-0.
Week 8 - I Don't Think There Are Goats
With Hibana’s members being the only ones left in the house, it was anyone’s guess as to how the last 2 weeks would go. NP quickly figured out that Flour was the person who held the Scrambler’s Insignia, and combining that and Flour’s clean reputation, made him out to be unbeatable in the finale. In the HOH competition ‘T-Rex Game,’ NP managed to win his second HOH, and chose to nominate Flour as his target and Violet as a pawn. In the POV competition ‘Legends of the Fallen,’ Ephemera beat Violet in a tiebreaker round, winning the POV and keeping the nominations the same. When it came down to eviction, Ephemera, convinced that Flour would win if the jury was bitter, voted to evict Flour and sent him home, and Flour left becoming the sixth member of the jury.
Week 9 - What's a Superlative Again?
With the final 3 solidified, it came down to the competitions to decide who would go home, and who would get to plead their case to the jury. In Part 1 of the Final HOH, ‘QWOP,’ NP managed to win in a landslide and earned his spot in Part 3. In Part 2, Violet and Ephe dueled in ‘Houseguest Superlatives,’ a competition that matched every houseguest to a joke that would apply to them. Part 2 was also competition for an advantage in the game, later revealed to be a Juror Removal, where the winner would remove one juror’s vote and replace that vote with a vote from America. Ultimately, Ephe managed to win the competition and secure themselves a spot in Part 3, making Violet the first nominee. In the classic Part 3 competition, ‘Know Your Jury,’ NP managed to get every single question correct, winning the Final HOH and guaranteeing himself a spot in the Final 2! After listening to Violet’s plea to stay and Ephe’s plea to watch NP and Violet go head-to-head in the finals, NP chose to evict Violet, believing that she would be a tougher match in the jury vote.
At the finale, Ephe, as the winner of the Juror Removal, elected to remove Aria from the jury due to her disdain for them. The audienece replaced her as a jury member. During the discussion, both NP and Ephe came out with long, lengthy arguments full of reasons to vote for them. Both of them fielded questions very well, and fought to gain the respect of the jury. However, NP’s masterful manipulation and control of the house from the beginning to the end was impossible to ignore, and the jury all rallied behind him in support of his game. NP managed to win in a unanimous 7-0, securing one of the most dominant social mastermind wins in PBB’s history.