You've got to win this for, like, like, like, like, the both of us!
— Match to Pencil during her elimination in BFDI.

Match is a female contestant in Battle for Dream Island and Battle for Dream Island Again. Match was a semi-antagonist in BFDIA. She was on the Squishy Cherries team, and was on Team No-Name until Pencil made a new team called FreeSmart and she joined along with Book, Ice Cube, Bubble and Ruby.

She is part of the alliance with Bubble and Pencil. She likes to call Pencil "Pence-Pence" (first seen in Puzzling Mysteries), and she won't let anyone else do that.


Match appears to be a matchstick. Her flammable part is red, and her wooden part is beige.


Eraser, Match and Bubble in Puzzling Mysteries

From left to right, Eraser, Match and Bubble doing the puzzle in episode 7.

Match has the personality of a typical teenage girl and is friendly to some contestants, but mean to some others. She has an unbreakable bond with Pencil, as she never argues with her, she calls her nicknames, and they seem to have been friends with each other before BFDI started. However, with other contestants, she is very harsh, judgmental, and seems to disrespect them; this is further supported when she insulted and kicked Book and Ice Cube, the "alternates", out of her own Pencil's Alliance, and was having a long aversion towards Spongy. Nevertheless, she does have a kinder side to her teammates, alliance members and everyone, and will do anything to lead them to the right direction.

Her most disliked player is Spongy, as seen when she was playing "Spongy Cake" in Are You Smarter Than a Snowball? and Crybaby!. She feels he smells bad and is too overweight, coupled with the fact that in Barriers and Pitfalls, Spongy was weighing down the chairlift needed to progress through the challenge, barely ripping the cables.


Battle for Dream Island

In Take the Plunge: Part 1, she is seen with Pencil talking about Flower being afraid of bugs. They both yell when Ice Cube is about to pop Bubble. During the challenge, Match, Pencil, and Bubble form an alliance. A few moments later, Ice Cube knocks them off.

In Take the Plunge: Part 2, Match is chosen in Pin's team because she is a part of the alliance. When Pin asks her team about choosing Pen, Match agrees. Match later picks Firey, but Pin refuses. Match and Pin start to stare at each other when Firey says that Match made a good choice. When Eraser and Pen choose Blocky, Match seems to be unsatisfied about it. When Blocky picks Spongy, Match is angry. When the team is trying to pick a team name, Match screams on the megaphone. She is angry when Blocky says she's one of their oars. During the challenge, Match tells Blocky to not keep her underwater for 30 seconds. After the boat breaks, Pencil suggests Match to swim with her, but Match says she has no energy left. She notices that some contestants are floating on Spongy.

In Barriers and Pitfalls, she waits for Pencil so that they can stick together. After about 5 minutes, Match exclaims that Pencil is taking too long. After a while, she complains about Spongy. She realizes Pencil is here and they start to run, while some other contestants fall. Match is shocked when she sees the wall. Later, she throws Tennis Ball over the wall.

When Match was voted off in Half a Loaf Is Better Than None, Pencil "substituted" her with Ice Cube in her alliance. Match was also the first one to be teleported to the Tiny Loser Chamber via the Laser Powered Teleportation Device instead of being thrown to the TLC manually.

In Gardening Hero, she dyes her "hair" (actually her match tip) to blue to try to get the viewers to vote for her but also was a recommended character named Blue Match, along with Pink Match and Green Match. However, she didn't rejoin.

In Insectophobe's Nightmare 2, it is shown that she dyes her match tip back to red.

In Return of the Hang Glider, she, along with the other eliminated contestants, are set free from the TLC. After Firey wins Battle for Dream Island, Match, along with Pencil and Bubble, tell Firey he has to let them in, and Firey agrees. Later, after Dream Island is sold because of "budget slices", Match, Snowball, Tennis Ball and Woody are abducted by a UFO. Match turns off the power of the UFO, causing it to fall, and everyone gets scared. Match tried to make the UFO fly again, but then realizes it's a one-way switch. The UFO then crushes Flower, after Woody dies of a heart attack due to the color gray. Match then greets everybody, and it is revealed that she is still alive.

Battle for Dream Island Again

In Yeah, Who? I Wanna Know, her friend Pencil is quick to start a conflict with Donut. When Puffball suggests putting one original contestant on the newbie team to even the teams out, Donut picks Match in spite of Pencil. Firey discovers that contestants can switch teams, so Match switches back. Match's team wins the challenge.

In Get in the Van, she gets eliminated, but Pencil used ropes to fling her back to the Cake at Stake area. She joins the FreeSmart team and was eaten by Evil Leafy along with the FreeSmart Van in the challenge.

In The Long-lost Yoyle City, when Firey Speaker Box greets FreeSmart at the summit, Firey Speaker Box notices that Match is out of the TLC so he sends her to it. Later, the Firey Speaker Box disqualifies Bubble.


  • Match was the 5th character created as seen in carykh's "First BFDI Drawing EVER!" video.
  • Match was the one who said the first and last words in Season 1, saying "Yeah!" in both instances.
  • Match was the first to switch teams on Battle for Dream Island Again.
  • Match said that Pencil had the same favorite screen as hers, but her favorite screen in the "favorite screen slide-show" was shaped like Puffball.
  • Match seems to be completely unaware of Pencil replacing her with Ice Cube as an alliance member.
  • Match may have a crush on Firey, as of in Take the Plunge: Part 2, she chooses Firey, and in Half a Loaf Is Better Than None, Match tries to save Firey from falling into the gorge along with Blocky, Pen, and Eraser.
  • Match is the only contestant that got eliminated and then had a chance of returning in the same episode, and in Get in the Van, Match joined FreeSmart but was considered eliminated, which means she rejoined in the episode she was eliminated.
  • Match's voice changed in Season 2, sounding more like a girl than a boy.
    • This is also the case with Ruby, who sounded different from when she appeared in Reveal Novum.
  • Match was the first contestant to be eliminated by the Laser Powered Teleportation Device.
  • Match is one of the few contestants who always has more dislikes than likes more than once. The others are Golf Ball and Fries.
  • Match is the first FreeSmart member that Book rescues in 5b.
  • Match is the only contestant to use the word "like" repeatedly.
  • In Get Digging, Match said she had to deal with Spongy for "like, 17 million years". This means that Spongy and Match could have been alive for 17 million years. However, she may have been joking.
  • Match is one of the only 2 contestants to actually resist being sent into the TLC for some time: In her case, she lasted over 71 days. Flower, the other one, resisted a few seconds, trying to mirror every laser incoming at her, failing at the fourth.
  • In the fake BFDIA 5: "But Wait!", Match turns into Pencil and she says "But wait! I'm Pencil!" and she gets sent to the TLC. In the real BFDIA 5a: Get in the Van, Match disguises as a tree, and so does Bubble.
  • Match is the lowest ranking person in BFDIA who is voiced by Cary Huang.
  • In both BFDI and BFDIA, Match is the lowest ranking member of her alliance.
  • Match is in 4th place in the most dislikes in Battle for Dream Island Again with 426 dislikes. The 3rd place is Teardrop with 440 dislikes, the 2nd is Donut with 573 dislikes, and the 1st is Puffball with 1455 dislikes.
  • She has said "OMG"'s the most compared to the others: "Oh my like, woodsicles", "OMG", "Oh my gosh", "OMQ", "OMW", and "OMT".
  • In BFDI, Match has gotten the 5th least amount of votes with only 105. 4th is Snowball with 73, 3rd is Woody with 46 and 2nd/1st is Golf Ball and Pin with 26 votes each.
  • It is most likely that she will leave the Tiny Loser Chamber in IDFB 2.
    • If she does not rejoin, it is likely Pen will rejoin instead.
  • Match probably has no idea what Pencil thinks about her.
  • She is the only FreeSmarter to be friends with Firey.


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See also

Squishy Cherries
BFDI 12: BubbleEraserMatchPenPencilSnowballRocky

Eliminated: SpongyBlockyWoodyPin
Switched: Firey

Team No-Name
BFDIA 6: FireyTennis BallRockyGolf BallGelatinFries

Eliminated: MatchDoraPuffball
Switched: TeardropNeedleBombyYellow FaceNickelSpongyPencilRubyIce CubeBook

Current: BookBubbleIce CubeMatchPencilRuby
BFDI Contestants


BFDIA Contestants

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Current: BubbleFannyFlowerLightningMatchRubySnowball

Eliminated: Pencil

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