|“||Oh dear! I really hope you don't leave us, team leader!||”|
— Basketball, "Questions Answered"
Basketball is a female contestant in Battle for BFDI and The Power of Two. She was first recommended in "A Leg Up in the Race" in BFDI. She is also one of the thirty recommended characters who got the chance to join the game during "The Reveal" and "Reveal Novum". She failed to join receiving only 5 votes and placing 22nd, along with Clock.
In IDFB, Basketball, along with the other characters that were inside the LOL, had a chance to join the show via a viewer voting. Basketball was given a redesign as well, which now has a shinier look, along with lighter colors. She didn't get enough votes to join IDFB though, with only 80 votes.
Basketball finally became a contestant in BFB and competed on the team A Better Name Than That.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Official Character Guide biography
- 4 Coverage
- 5 Relationships
- 6 Votes
- 7 Deaths
- 8 Kills
- 9 Trivia
- 10 Gallery
- 11 References
- 12 See also
Basketball appears to be a rubber air striped basketball.
- Basketball has no shading.
- Basketball's eyes are above her line, and her mouth is below.
- Basketball is now green.
- Basketball's lines become white.
- Basketball loses her legs.
- Basketball's face is below her line.
- Basketball is orange.
- Basketball's lines are black.
- Basketball is dark orange-ish-brown.
- Basketball has white stripes.
- Basketball regains her legs.
- Basketball is a bright orange.
- Basketball gains shading toward her right.
- Basketball has black stripes.
- Basketball's stripes are more plentiful.
- Basketball is an apricot-tone.
- Basketball's bottom stripe leans toward the bottom.
- Basketball gains arms.
- Basketball loses her shading.
- Basketball reverts to her BFDI 18 design.
IDFB - TPOT
- Basketball loses her shading.
- Basketball has a tangerine shine toward her bottom-right.
- Basketball has thinner stripes.
- Basketball's stripes are a dark gray.
- Basketball is slightly smaller.
- Basketball is bright orange.
Basketball is very loyal to 8-Ball, usually supporting his endeavors. Basketball also cares about the well-being of her fellow contestants, as she picked Grassy for her team when no one else would, and she felt that Four's violence was getting out of hand.
She's also generally a curious person and can be quite handy, and will solve any problem in any situation regardless of her surroundings, such as helping her team and to make sure they were still able to defend themselves using Robot Flower from losing in The Liar Ball You Don't Want despite still being on the Moon, although her plan backfired.
Basketball also appears to become nervous under pressure, as shown when she shouts to stop controlling Remote when things went haywire, and appeared to be sweating when she was discovered impersonating Rocky.
Official Character Guide biography
Like all basketballs filled with air, Basketball is quite bouncy. Some consider her to be nothing more than a follower, but she is always in the middle of the action.
Basketball is good friends with 8-Ball and Grassy. On the other hand, she's not super close with Golf Ball and Tennis Ball, but does share their affinity for scientific exploration. However, she treats the discipline differently, applying her discoveries more humbly.
Did You Know?: Basketball sometimes worries that she might be too bouncy.
- Battle for Dream Island
- Battle for Dream Island Again
- "Yeah, Who? I Wanna Know" (does not speak coherently)
- "Welcome Back" (cameo)
- Battle for BFDI
- "Getting Teardrop to Talk"
- "Lick Your Way to Freedom"
- "Why Would You Do This on a Swingset"
- "Today's Very Special Episode"
- "Fortunate Ben" (does not speak)
- "Four Goes Too Far"
- "The Liar Ball You Don't Want"
- "Questions Answered"
- "This Episode Is About Basketball"
- "Enter the Exit" (does not speak)
- "Get to the Top in 500 Steps" (does not speak)
- "What Do You Think of Roleplay?"
- "Return of the Rocket Ship"
- "Don't Dig Straight Down"
- "The Four is Lava"
- "The Escape from Four"
- "X Marks the Spot" (does not speak coherently)
- "SOS (Save Our Show)" (flashback)
- Battle for Dream Island: The Power of Two
- Non-canon appearances
Battle for Dream Island
In "A Leg Up in the Race", Basketball appears as a recommended character and is set on fire, possibly dying.
In "Vomitaco", Basketball appears as a recommended character.
In "The Reveal", Basketball appears as a recommended character at Cake at Stake, to watch Blocky get eliminated. Announcer calls her and the others "stalkers". Basketball has been "handpicked out of hundreds" and had the chance to debut in BFDI. Their audition is them saying that tennis balls aren't the only ones with lines.
In "Reveal Novum", Basketball only gets 5 votes, which is not enough and is sent to the LOL by the Sender Scoop Thrower. In the end, Basketball and all the other debuters (except David and Bomby) get crushed by the sun when it sets.
In "Return of the Hang Glider", she watches the final Cake at Stake.
Battle for Dream Island Again
In "Yeah, Who? I Wanna Know", Basketball doesn't join season 2, with only 86 votes. She and the other contestants who didn't get enough votes get separated from the season 2 cast. Basketball is then sent to the TLC.
In "Welcome Back", Basketball has the chance to rejoin in IDFB. Even if IDFB 2 were to be released, she didn't receive enough votes to join the show. She also tries to escape the LOL by bouncing on the lid until it opens, however it doesn't work.
Battle for BFDI
In "Getting Teardrop to Talk", Basketball is excited and cheers for Loser along with Pencil, Ruby, Bomby, Grassy, Woody, Bubble, & Pie. Grassy and Basketball then discuss how great Loser is. Later on in the episode, Basketball asks 8-Ball if he wants to be on the same team as her because they are both balls, he accepts. Basketball then picks Grassy for the team when he complains that no one picked him. In the challenge, Golf Ball plans to have Basketball, along with 8-Ball, weigh down the basket. When Robot Flower knocks Blocky off the tree, he lands on Basketball, who is too bouncy and walks away with Grassy taking her place. Golf Ball later plans to use a trebuchet to get the basket, using 8-Ball and Basketball as weights to bring the basket down. Their team is the 6th safe when the trebuchet is used to fling the basket to X.
In "Lick Your Way to Freedom", Basketball is first seen helping Grassy enunciate "respected". She later yells at Four to recover their dead teammates. Basketball learns about Golf Ball's disrespect for Grassy and appoints 8-Ball as the new team leader.
In "Why Would You Do This on a Swingset", Basketball and Robot Flower remind Golf Ball that she was dethroned as team leader last episode.
In "Today's Very Special Episode", Basketball says she is glad that they listen to 8-Ball after he makes a rule to waste time. She also tries to stop Golf Ball from doing the challenge, calling it treason. Later, she and Blocky talk to each other about "hearing someone that disrespects people", which is Golf Ball. Ignoring how 8-Ball admitted that he almost made them lose.
In "Four Goes Too Far", Basketball says that Four's becoming more destructive and that they should do something about it. She asks 8-Ball what to do, to which he responds that Golf Ball has the answer. They all act on a plan to multiply Four by 0 and succeed during Beep's Cake at Stake. During the challenge, she gets into Golf Ball's rocket to get away from the Twinkle of Contagion. Later in the episode, when A Better Name Than That and are both on the Moon with the twinkle, she tells them to accept the fact that one of the two teams will have the twinkle at the end of the challenge. This turns out to not be the case, as The Losers! have the twinkle at the end of the challenge. However, Golf Ball's ship breaks down, leaving them stranded on the Moon.
In "The Liar Ball You Don't Want", Basketball says that she's been inspecting Robot Flower. After she stops Tennis Ball and Golf Ball's eyebrow wiggling, Basketball explains that Robot Flower can give commands to the communicator dish on the ship and that Remote can receive orders from it. She and Tennis Ball use Robot Flower to control Remote so that they can prevent the Liar Ball from landing in their goal, along with 's. However, the ship then loses connection with Remote, which is when Basketball notices something going wrong and tries to take full control of Robot Flower. After Robot Flower breaks the signal due to Remote's bomb, Basketball asks TV if he knew that she decided to break it. As the Liar Ball landed in A Better Name Than That's team crater, they are up for elimination.
In "Questions Answered", at Cake at Stake, Donut communicates to A Better Name Than That using TV. When he moves his hands through TV's screen, Basketball asks if he was able to move things between the Earth and the Moon all this time and tells him to get them back down to Earth. Donut explains that it only goes one way, unsatisfying Basketball. Once Donut sends Earth through the screen so that they can get back on it, Cake at Stake continues, with all A Better Name Than That members far away from him. He tells them they don't have to sit so far, which is followed by all members of the team going inside his hole, which Basketball clarifies is the way they're doing Cake at Stake this episode. She is the 5th safe on the team. When it's between Golf Ball and 8-Ball to be eliminated, Basketball says she hopes the "team leader" doesn't leave, which both Golf Ball and 8-Ball think are themselves.
In "This Episode Is About Basketball", Basketball thinks that X is talking about her when he announces that the challenge was "basket ball"; however, he wasn't. During the challenge, she is used, along with Tennis Ball, by Blocky for their team to win the challenge, since she and Tennis Ball are both balls.
In "Enter the Exit", Basketball only appears when Robot Flower reveals that Remote sent them a bomb.
In "Get to the Top in 500 Steps", she only appears when Golf Ball rushes Four to reveal the next challenge.
In "What Do You Think of Roleplay?", Puffball takes over Basketball's body, while Basketball is in the body of Rocky. Golf Ball asks "Basketball" who the team leader is, and she answers that it's Golf Ball. Golf Ball is not suspicious that Basketball was replaced anymore because of this, and says that she can interview some of the other members. Due to Puffball being in her body, Basketball talks in a slightly singsongy way, similar to Puffball, but Golf Ball just sees this as Basketball being good at singing.
Meanwhile, over at Beep's room, when Balloony gets popped, "Rocky" reacts, exclaiming that the noise was loud. Due to Rocky rarely talking, this is a dead giveaway to the team that Rocky is a fake. She tries to correct herself by saying "bulleh", but the team has already identified her as a fake and calls her out immediately after. When Basketball transforms back to her usual shape, she has turned completely orange, and complains about this.
Back at A Better Name Than That, when Golf Ball tries to get an answer out of Grassy, who just replies with "I'm Grassy!", the mock Basketball says the process would be going faster if he "wasn't so basic". Blocky, knowing that she and Grassy are friends, figures out that Basketball has been replaced. "Basketball" then transforms into Puffball. This means her team is safe.
In "Return of the Rocket Ship", Basketball wakes up after hearing Grassy shout and wonders what he needs. She then finds Golf Ball and asks her what the team's plan is for the challenge. Golf Ball refuses to tell since Basketball is "not high enough on the managerial hierarchy" to know. Basketball then asks Tennis Ball to ask Golf Ball what the plan is. He does so and tells Basketball to dig. Basketball thanks Tennis Ball and walks toward the spot. She tells Grassy that it's not fair that Golf Ball distrusts her all of a sudden. TV points out that Basketball was the impostor last episode, to which she responds that it wasn't her fault. Later, Basketball enters Golf Ball's rocket with the rest of A Better Name Than That as they dig toward X's treasure.
In "Don't Dig Straight Down", Basketball and her team find an emerald. She is also the one who is holding the emerald while wall-jumping. She tries to hand the emerald to Four, but Golf Ball snatches it to hand in herself. When Basketball sees hands coming out of Four, she gets confused and asks what just happened. Later, Basketball watches Golf Ball preventing iance from getting out, and says that this is Golf Ball's idea of fun.
In "The Four is Lava", Basketball is recovered and is now back to her normal shade of orange. Robot Flower tells Basketball to fix her, so Basketball says that she'll figure out what she can do to help.
In "The Escape From Four", while asking Four to recover the dead contestants, Basketball notices Four's enlarged bottom (from Stapy slamming a fridge on the floor of EXIT) and comments on it. Four becomes insulted, becomes a spiky twig-like mass, and chases Basketball. It's implied that Four killed Basketball, since she's seen among the people being recovered. Rather than staying with Four, she joins TPOT.
BFDI: The Power of Two
In "You Know Those Buttons Don't Do Anything, Right?", during Cake at Stake, Basketball tells Foldy that Two said Tapy, not Stapy. When making teams, Basketball asks Golf Ball if they can be on the same team, which GB begrudgingly allows. She's then confronted by Puffball who's angry that she wasn't considered when Basketball wanted a team of ball contestants in BFB. She tries to apologize but Puffball ignores her and joins the team anyway. When Golf Ball claims her team has too many useless people, Basketball "solves" this by leaving the team and starting her own with Grassy and Robot Flower. Robot Flower compliments Basketball for standing up to Golf Ball and states that this will be her first time on a team with no balls. Basketball then points out that Eggy looks kind of like a ball. However, Eggy isn't pleased at being called a ball and Basketball changes her statement to wanting her on the team, before also choosing Bell and Foldy. She's unhappy when Snowball is forced onto the team from being the last chosen, and is angry when Golf Ball mocks her for it. They become The Strongest Team on Earth.
During the challenge, their plan is to have Bell lift two members at a time to the roof of the building, but she doesn't come back down. When Snowball accuses Bell, Grassy, and Robot Flower of betraying them, she doubts Robot Flower would betray anyone other than one previous time. Eggy interrupts her and tells her to look at The S!, who are getting by having their teammates thrown to the roof. After cutting off Snowball, she asks who they should have thrown first. Eggy suggests Foldy but this plan doesn't work as the wind carries her off. She mocks Just Not for taking the stairs, until Naily tells her they're taking the elevator. Basketball is shocked, as she forgot about the elevator. Naily and Price Tag then turn back to grin mockingly at her, encouraging Basketball to tell her teammates to get after them. She realizes Foldy is still in the air and asks Eggy to keep an eye on her. She gets angry when Snowball breaks the elevator and tries to fix it herself. Eventually Snowball makes the elevator go down again, and after pushing him to safety, she bounces the elevator back to the top, fixing it. She compliments Snowball for fixing it before she and the rest of the team go into the elevator. She's annoyed when the elevator stops on a random floor and rapidly presses buttons to close the door, despite them not actually doing anything. Her team barely makes it up before Death P.A.C.T. Again, so they're safe. Basketball joins in the attack against Two for not making one of the rules clear.
- Main article: Basketball/Relationships
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- "A Leg Up in the Race": May have burnt to death as she is on fire at the ending (debatable).
- "Half a Loaf Is Better Than None": Walks into a vat of hydrochloric acid.
- "Reveal Novum": Is crushed by the sun with the other recommended characters in the LOL.
- "Don't Dig Straight Down": Burnt in lava (off-screen).
- "The Escape From Four": Killed by Four (off-screen).
|Character||Number of times killed||Episodes|
|Four||1||"Four Goes Too Far" (along with A Better Name Than That and Donut)|
- She is one of six whose name has been in the title of an episode, along with Teardrop, Snowball, Four, X and Donut.
- Basketball is one of the eight contestants who had their minds swapped in "What Do You Think of Roleplay?", along with Tree, Taco, Spongy, Puffball, Pin, Lightning, and Rocky.
- Basketball is one of the five ball contestants, the others are Snowball, Tennis Ball, Golf Ball, and 8-Ball.
- Basketball is currently the only ball contestant that has never been voted off.
- Basketball was the only contestant outside of Beep who has been orange, caused by her mind being swapped with Rocky's. This was fixed when Basketball was killed offscreen in "Don't Dig Straight Down".
- Basketball is Florence Chapell's favorite character in BFDI.
- She is the only contestant voiced by Satomi who's voice is pitched up manually.
- She is also Satomi's favorite character to voice.
- In "Thanks for 4 years of Thanks for 4 years!", Basketball was the first character to appear in an announcement video who has a speaking role and is not voiced by Cary nor Michael Huang.
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|A Better Name Than That|
BFB 16: Basketball • Blocky • Golf Ball • Grassy • Robot Flower • Tennis Ball • TV
|The Strongest Team on Earth.|