Gaining a Crewmate's trust and then killing them
Can't you see that Toast is just marinating you? He does it all the time!
|Self-report||Reporting your own kill|
|50/50||Simultaneously killing an accuser and their accused|
|Sussy baka||Suspicious fool|
|Twitch||Video game streaming website|
|Streamer||Someone who regularly broadcasts on Twitch.tv|
|AFK||Away from keyboard|
In Among Us, an Imposter who is marinating a Crewmate is attempting to gain that Crewmate's trust, so the Crewmate will vouch for the Imposter during eliminations. Imposters sometimes marinate a Crewmate in long games, in which there is time to both gain a Crewmate's trust in the early game and exploit that trust in the late game.
Specifically, an Imposter marinates a Crewmate by sticking close to that Crewmate during the early stages of a game. The best marinations involve an Imposter staging at least one scenario in which it would be easy to kill the Crewmate without any other Crewmates noticing, thereby "proving" the Imposter's innocence.
If an Imposter successfully marinates a Crewmate, that Crewmate will assert the Imposter's innocence and likely even vote with the Imposter during eliminations. The Imposter, of course, will also assert the Crewmate's innocence, further strengthening the deadly bond between marinator and marinatee.