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Battle for BFDI
BFB Logo SVG

Country of origin

United States of America

Genre

Comedy/Animation

Run time

November 3, 2017 – present

Video resolution

1080p

Created by

Michael Huang
Cary Huang
Satomi Hinatsu

Preceded by

IDFB

Succeeded by

TBA

Number of episodes

9 (currently)

First episode

Getting Teardrop to Talk

Latest episode

This Episode Is About Basketball

Battle for BFDI, also known as BFB, Battle for B.F.D.I. (as seen on the title card), Battle for Battle for Dream Island and BFBFDI (said by the fans[citation needed]) is the fourth season of the Battle for Dream Island series and the successor to IDFB. It aired on November 3, 2017, with the release of Getting Teardrop to Talk.

Overview

Battle For B.F.D

Battle For B.F.D.I (BFB) Intro HQ

The intro to the season.

Unlike IDFB, Battle for BFDI goes back to the traditional format of challenges and eliminations, similar to the first and second seasons.

The art style is more simplified and animated more loosely, which in turn allowed the running time of the first episode to be nearly half an hour long, and later episodes to be able to be made within a shorter time frame.

Many unexplained plot changes have happened to let new characters join the cast and for old characters to return.

The premiere episode, Getting Teardrop to Talk, introduces the fourth season's cast as well as the new hosts, Four and X from the 2008 Jacknjellify video, X Finds Out His Value.

Although the release of IDFB confirmed the end of BFDIA, the release of BFB does not confirm the end of IDFB. BFB appears to be in a separate timeline and might not preclude going back to IDFB[citation needed]. Since all the characters are present (except for Evil Leafy and Nonexisty) this might mean that IDFB is not cancelled and BFB takes place sometime in the future. However, it is highly possible, as stated by Cary in his BFB 1 reaction video.

Contestants

Participant Team Status Ranking
Pencil TeamIcon Pencil IanceLogo First eliminated in "Lick Your Way to Freedom" 64th
Leafy TeamIcon Leafy Beeplogo Second eliminated in "Why Would You Do This on a Swingset" 63rd
Bracelety TeamIcon Bracelety TeamIceCubeLogo Third eliminated in "Today’s Very Special Episode62nd
Liy TeamIcon Liy Death pact Fourth eliminated in "Fortunate Ben" 61st
Roboty TeamIcon Roboty Beeplogo Fifth eliminated in "Four Goes Too Far" 60th
Loser TeamIcon Loser TheLoserslogo Sixth eliminated in "The Liar Ball You Don't Want" 59th
8Ball TeamIcon 8-Ball ABNTTLogo Seventh eliminated in "Questions Answered" 58th
Stapy TeamIcon Stapy FreeFoodLogo Eighth eliminated in "This Episode Is About Basketball" 57th
Cake TeamIcon Cake TheLoserslogo
Clock TeamIcon Clock TheLoserslogo
Coiny TeamIcon Coiny TheLoserslogo
Eggy TeamIcon Eggy TheLoserslogo
Firey TeamIcon Firey TheLoserslogo
Needle TeamIcon Needle TheLoserslogo
Pin TeamIcon Pin TheLoserslogo
Basketball TeamIcon Basketball ABNTTLogo
Blocky TeamIcon Blocky ABNTTLogo
GolfBall TeamIcon Golf Ball ABNTTLogo
Grassy TeamIcon Grassy ABNTTLogo
RobotFlower TeamIcon Robot Flower ABNTTLogo
TennisBall TeamIcon Tennis Ball ABNTTLogo
TV TeamIcon TV ABNTTLogo
Balloony TeamIcon Balloony Beeplogo
Cloudy TeamIcon Cloudy Beeplogo
David TeamIcon David Beeplogo
Nickel TeamIcon Nickel Beeplogo
Woody TeamIcon Woody Beeplogo
Rocky TeamIcon Rocky Beeplogo
Book TeamIcon Book Blehlogo
Dora Blehlogo
Gaty Blehlogo
IceCube TeamIcon Ice Cube Blehlogo
Lollipop Blehlogo
Saw Blehlogo
Taco Blehlogo
Teardrop Blehlogo
BlackHole TeamIcon Black Hole Death pact
Bottle TeamIcon Bottle Death pact
Pen TeamIcon Pen Death pact
Pie TeamIcon Pie Death pact
Pillow TeamIcon Pillow Death pact
Remote TeamIcon Remote Death pact
Tree TeamIcon Tree Death pact
Bell TeamIcon Bell FreeFoodLogo
Eraser TeamIcon Eraser FreeFoodLogo
Foldy TeamIcon Foldy FreeFoodLogo
Fries TeamIcon Fries FreeFoodLogo
Marker TeamIcon Marker FreeFoodLogo
Puffball TeamIcon Puffball FreeFoodLogo
YellowFace TeamIcon Yellow Face FreeFoodLogo
Bubble TeamIcon Bubble IanceLogo
Fanny TeamIcon Fanny IanceLogo
Flower TeamIcon Flower IanceLogo
Lightning TeamIcon Lightning IanceLogo
Match TeamIcon Match IanceLogo
Ruby TeamIcon Ruby IanceLogo
Snowball TeamIcon Snowball IanceLogo
BarfBag TeamIcon Barf Bag TeamIceCubeLogo
Bomby TeamIcon Bomby TeamIceCubeLogo
Donut TeamIcon Donut TeamIceCubeLogo
FireyJr TeamIcon Firey Jr. TeamIceCubeLogo
Gelatin TeamIcon Gelatin TeamIceCubeLogo
Naily TeamIcon Naily TeamIceCubeLogo
Spongy TeamIcon Spongy TeamIceCubeLogo

Characters

Remaining contestants

Main article: Battle for BFDI/Elimination Table
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Hosts

Objects that aren't competing

Eliminated contestants

Teams

The 64 contestants are divided into 8 teams of 8. These teams are:

Team Logo Members
ABNTTLogo 8Ball TeamIcon Basketball TeamIcon Blocky TeamIcon GolfBall TeamIcon Grassy TeamIcon RobotFlower TeamIcon TennisBall TeamIcon TV TeamIcon
8-Ball Basketball Blocky Golf Ball Grassy Robot Flower Tennis Ball TV
Beeplogo Balloony TeamIcon Cloudy TeamIcon David TeamIcon Leafy TeamIcon Nickel TeamIcon Roboty TeamIcon Rocky TeamIcon Woody TeamIcon
Balloony Cloudy David Leafy Nickel Roboty Rocky Woody
Blehlogo Book TeamIcon Dora Gaty IceCube TeamIcon Lollipop Saw Taco Teardrop
Book Ice Cube
Death pact BlackHole TeamIcon Bottle TeamIcon Liy TeamIcon Pen TeamIcon Pie TeamIcon Pillow TeamIcon Remote TeamIcon Tree TeamIcon
Black Hole Bottle Liy Pen Pie Pillow Remote Tree
FreeFoodLogo Bell TeamIcon Eraser TeamIcon Foldy TeamIcon Fries TeamIcon Marker TeamIcon Puffball TeamIcon Stapy TeamIcon YellowFace TeamIcon
Bell Eraser Foldy Fries Marker Puffball Stapy Yellow Face
IanceLogo Bubble TeamIcon Fanny TeamIcon Flower TeamIcon Lightning TeamIcon Match TeamIcon Pencil TeamIcon Ruby TeamIcon Snowball TeamIcon
Bubble Fanny Flower Lightning Match Pencil Ruby Snowball
TeamIceCubeLogo BarfBag TeamIcon Bomby TeamIcon Bracelety TeamIcon Donut TeamIcon FireyJr TeamIcon Gelatin TeamIcon Naily TeamIcon Spongy TeamIcon
Barf Bag Bomby Bracelety Donut Firey Jr. Gelatin Naily Spongy
TheLoserslogo Cake TeamIcon Clock TeamIcon Coiny TeamIcon Eggy TeamIcon Firey TeamIcon Loser TeamIcon Needle TeamIcon Pin TeamIcon
Cake Clock Coiny Eggy Firey Loser Needle Pin

Trivia

  • Assuming one contestant will be eliminated each episode (except the first one) and that there will be at least 2 rejoins, there will be at least 67 BFB episodes, with the last episode being in May 2020 or later if the uploads schedule doesn’t change.
    • However, BFB 3, BFB 5 and BFB 6 were all released in 3 weeks, and so was BFB 8, according to Michael Huang, the latter in which it was released in Saturday midnight at Pacific Standard Time (UTC -08:00), while BFB 9 was released in 4 weeks.
      • Furthermore, Cary says that he doesn't mind taking an extra week to work on the episode, as he states that the quality of the episodes with 3 week production times have been much higher and overall production value would increase in general.
  • There are equal numbers of male and female contestants with 32 of each gender[citation needed].
  • It's currently not known if Battle for BFDI fits in the continuity of BFDI, BFDIA, and IDFB. However, it may be possible that Battle for BFDI takes place after IDFB, since all of the recommended and eliminated characters are no longer inside the Locker of Losers, have their IDFB designs, and the fact that the interactions between the BFDI and BFDIA contestants are still present/active, as well as some of the occurrences from previous seasons are mentioned by various characters.
  • The show is not a “joke show”, but according to Satomi Hinatsu it is similar to it in the sense it has funny jokes.[1]
  • It is possible that Battle for BFDI takes place in Yoyleland, as the tower on top of the Yoyle Mountain can be seen in multiple scenes, like seen in the picture on the right.
    Screenshot 2017-12-24 at 7.38.09 AM
    • However, it is more likely that the season's location is nearby Yoyleland, because the grass isn't purple.
  • The intro always starts with a character raising one of their limbs up to the sky.
  • The intro's song is called "MUSIC OF FOUR'S 3D HAND".
    • Mistakes in the intro:
      • Everyone after Marker in the lineup has rough finishes to their limbs and facial features out of everyone else in the intro.
      • Spongy didn’t have any legs.
      • Bell's string is missing.
      • Lightning and Pillow didn't have arms when all contestants are showing until the intro in BFB 3.
      • Although it's hard to see, Bracelety's mouth is blue instead of white, but only when all contestants are showing.
      • Until BFB 4, Robot Flower doesn't have any body, but only when all contestants are showing.
      • Tree is missing in the first part. However, he was added to the intro in BFB 3.
      • TV was missing his legs until BFB 3.
  • Before the second half starts, a faint voice clip of the objects saying "Switch" over and over can be heard, which is taken from Yeah, Who? I Wanna Know.[2]
  • This season features the most contestants out of BFDI (as well as object shows in general[citation needed]), with 64 of them.
    • Strangely, Evil Leafy and Nonexisty are the only 2 contestants not to appear in this season. This is most likely due to Evil Leafy being the antagonist, and Nonexisty being more of a joke. (However, this doesn't mean that they will not appear lately.)
      • Despite Nonexisty not officially appearing, it is disputed by some fans[citation needed] that he did "appear in every scene", as he does not exist.
      • Furthermore, Evil Leafy was seen as a recommended character by Diamondcup67 in BFB 6.
  • The hosts, Four and X, previously appeared in a 2008 jacknjellify animation called "X Finds Out His Value".
    • They are also the second time that there have been two hosts simultaneously, the other being Firey Speaker Box and Flower Speaker Box, if TV does not count as a host.
    • As of BFB 6, both disappeared through Four's multiplication with Donut.
    • As of BFB 9, X is returned having been disguised as fries within Fries.
  • So far, 4 females (Pencil, Leafy, Bracelety, and Liy) and 4 males (Roboty, Loser, 8-Ball and Stapy) have been eliminated.
  • This is the first season not to have past episode release dates.
    • However, the creators sometimes announce the release date for the future episode(s) after the voting[citation needed].
  • The original BFDI assets for facial features and limbs aren't used in BFB (except in the air fluttering, most running, and other rare occasions). 
  • BFB has been frequently criticized for having a more "choppy" and "loose" animation style compared to IDFB, BFDIA, and BFDI[citation needed].
  • This is the first season in which previously eliminated contestants aren't held in the TLC. Instead, most of them (with the exceptions of Roboty and Loser) are being held somewhere inside of Four. It is unknown whether or not they are alive.
    • In 8-Ball's case, he was squished by the Moon.
    • Similarly, some characters were swallowed by Evil Leafy, but they were still alive at the time, so it's possible that the inside of Four is similar to BFDIA 5b.
    • Balloony has referred to this as “Eternal Algebra Class".
  • This is the first season where a female is in last place. (Note that Woody was last place in BFDI as Flower rejoined late and finished 4th/21, and Donut was 22nd/22 because Bracelety, who got the least BFDIA join votes, was not an official contestant at the time).
  • This is the first season that David and Dora appeared together, however they are in different teams, as David is on Beeplogo and Dora is on Blehlogo.
  • The BFB intro was the first intro to feature the host, unlike the intros of BFDI, BFDIA, and IDFB.
  • This show is animated with Animate CC[citation needed].
  • This is the first season of BFDI in 6 years to get past five episodes.
    • This is due to BFDI reaching 6 episodes on June 1, 2010, BFDIA 6 being cancelled, and IDFB going on its "best hiatus ever."
      • IDFB 2 is having an intentional hiatus[citation needed], thus getting the name, "BFDI's best hiatus ever!"
  • In addition to Cary and Michael, three new animators are currently working for this season: Satomi Hinatsu, Caedmon Johnson and Kenzie Bryant.
  • If Flower, Spongy, Blocky, Teardrop, or Match get eliminated in BFB, they will be the contestant(s) who have been eliminated the highest amount of times at three.
    • Since the first three have been eliminated twice in BFDI and the later two were eliminated in BFDI and BFDIA.
  • The scene backgrounds used in this series are from Paper Towel.
  • In some parts of the United States, BFB episodes usually release at midnight, according to the graph on the right.
    • A small section of Oceania that actually has the newest episode of BFB uploaded on Sunday. This is due to Kiribati's exclusive time zone +14, making it possible to be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in case of the Line Islands[citation needed].
  • Just like the previous seasons, BFB Stingers always take place at night.
  • Pencil and Leafy were the first two contestants eliminated. Coincidentally, they both subtracted some of nearly everyone's points in Bowling, Now with Explosions!
  • This season marks the first time where Leafy was eliminated.
  • This is the second season where a female contestant got eliminated first (Pencil) chronologically, the first being Flower in Season 1.

Gallery

References

  1. her majesty Satomi royal empress and best girl on Twitter
  2. Jacknjellify on Twitter

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