Top 10 Dumbest Things to Do as the Impostor in Among Us

The Top Ten
1 Vent in front of someone

Is it weird that I never use the vents, like at all? I feel like using something that only the impostors can do just doesn't feel right and makes things obvious.

I hate it when people call a meeting to vote out the engineer just for venting.

Sometimes you haven't even had the chance to kill, and then you're already out.

2 Kill in front of someone

The worst thing is that when you are busy doing tasks and then either a meeting is called or a dead body is reported, someone goes "RED" when you know it was a Shapeshifter that killed, not you. It's really annoying, and they don't believe it was the Shapeshifter. They should remove the ejection of crewmates and only allow impostors to be ejected if either of them gets voted out.

Can work sometimes in a stack kill, but it's very risky to pull off. Try to avoid this at all costs. Don't kill in high-traffic areas like the cafeteria or storage on Skeld.

You can't say you're a crewmate when you kill right in front of someone.

3 Self report

Yeah, once I self-reported, this moron still said it was a self-report (random accusation). They still voted me out.

It's useful in some ways, but it goes both ways. Be careful. This is very ballsy to do.

I never do that.

4 Not say anything during meetings

Don't go silent for too many meetings. Otherwise, someone will find you sus. At least say something, even if it's just here or skip or something like that.

I always talk during the meetings.

Just say you have social anxiety.

5 Try to fake a visual task

I think I should fake a visual task. I will just turn off visual task animations, so yeah.

This includes medbay scan, asteroids, and trash. They have visual animations to prove you're safe. Don't fake these tasks.

6 Walk away from a task without the bar going up

"Why did the bar graph not go up?" Because you walked away from a task.

How dumb are you?

7 Not vote for the other impostor when everyone else is against them

If you're black and yellow is the other impostor, and everyone agrees it's yellow, sometimes you have to backstab. Otherwise, if the vote shows you voted for, say, pink, then you look sus, especially if they are known to be innocent.

If my impostor buddy gets caught, I normally vote for someone random.

I have to play along. Even though I feel sorry, I have to.

8 Lock the door to a room and kill someone in the room

Say cyan and white are trapped in electrical. If cyan kills white and vents when the door opens, chances are high they will be caught.

Someone attempted to do that to me once. Good thing I'm fast, and I escaped alive.

9 Follow a crewmate for a long time

You know how if someone follows you and they won't go away, they're instantly sus, right? Well, don't do that because you know some crewmate will be paranoid and accuse you.

Unless, of course, it's the last 3 people.

10 Kill in medbay and then use cams or electrical as your alibi on Skeld

This is a pretty suspicious thing to do since those vents are connected, so you can still be accused. Your best bet is to go to the cafeteria, storage, or reactor.

Yeah, say something like navigation.

The Contenders
11 Rat out your teammate

So annoying when people do this (mostly they do it to me), but when they do it to me, it's more of a "Nah, I clear. Red watched me scan."

This happened to me once. I was so upset.

12 Kill the person that thinks you're sus

I always do this. How is it dumb?

13 Ask, "why is my name written in red?"

Were you Engineer hiding in the vents? And if you hide in the vents if there are no Engineers, then your name is definitely written in Red

14 Stay still
15 Say, "guys it says I am impostor, what is that?"
16 Cuss at the person(s) who think(s) it's you

They deserve to be cussed at.

17 Ask how to vent
18 Immediately report your own kill
19 Leave when you're the only impostor and others know it’s you

Sometimes this happens when it's a 1 Impostor game, or if it's a 2 or 3 Impostor game when 1 or 2 Impostors are dead. The standing impostor quits, and when it happens, they let the crewmates win.

Red (Crewmate): It's White.
White (Impostor): No, it's you, Red. Shut up.
"No one was ejected (skipped)."
"1 Impostor Remains."
*White left the game.*
*VICTORY (CREWMATES)*

20 Go on rampage of killing crewmates with no kill cooldown

Some players do that. They are usually caught doing it and end up voted out. That has happened to me too. Whenever I get voted out, I quit the game.

21 Shapeshift in front of someone

Sometimes this happens. There is an Impostor role called Shapeshifter, meaning you can shapeshift, but only if you're an Impostor. This means you will get caught doing this, so do it in private before killing someone.

22 Yell out random crewmates
23 Get on people's bad side
24 Leave the game
25 Type in the chat “I will kill them”
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