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Battle for BFDI (Season 4a)
Battle for BFB (Season 4b)
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Country of origin

United States

Genre

Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Comedy-drama

Running time

November 3, 2017 – April 9, 2021 (full season)
November 3, 2017 – March 24, 2020 (Season 4a)
April 17, 2020 – April 9, 2021 (Season 4b)

Video resolution

1080p

Created by

Michael Huang
Cary Huang

Preceded by

IDFB

Simultaneous with

Battle for Dream Island: The Power of Two

Succeeded by

Season 6

Hosts

Four (BFB 1–6; 10–28)
X (co-host until BFB 6; host in BFB 9; co-host BFB 10 onward)
Donut (BFB 6–9)
Purple Face (co-co-host BFB 27 onward)
Announcer (BFB 28-30)

Number of episodes

Season 4a: 16
Season 4b: 14
Total: 30

First episode

"Getting Teardrop to Talk"

Last episode

"Chapter Complete"

Music

Michael Huang, Kevin MacLeod, Teemu P. "Cepukka"

Prize

A BFDI, A BFB

Winner

Flower

Don't you want to battle to win a prize?
 

Battle for BFB and Battle for BFDI (BFB) are two segments that make up the fourth season of the Battle for Dream Island series and the successor to the third season IDFB. It premiered on November 3, 2017, with the release of "Getting Teardrop to Talk." and concluded on April 9, 2021, with the release of "Chapter Complete".

A fifth season, known as Battle for Dream Island: The Power of Two, aired simultaneously. It was announced to premiere on January 9, 2021, but due to bugs with the intro[citation needed], it premiered on January 10, 2021. A sixth season is also planned to be made after BFB ends.

The prize used to be a BFDI, but in "The Escape from Four", Four upgraded it to a BFB to keep contestants competing. In "X Marks the Spot", he added the original prize (a BFDI) back to the prize pool, making BFB the first season to have two prizes.

Overview

Battle for BFDI logo

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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 elimination style changed to a choice of saving rather than eliminating in BFB 17.

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. Additionally, Profily debuted as a contestant in "The Hidden Contestant".

The first 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. Since all of the characters are present (except for Evil Leafy and Nonexisty), including the ones that were originally trapped in the Locker of Losers, 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.

Episodes

Season 4a

Overall Number Name Release date
1 1 "Getting Teardrop to Talk" November 3, 2017
2 2 "Lick Your Way to Freedom" November 17, 2017
3 3 "Why Would You Do This on a Swingset" December 8, 2017
4 4 "Today's Very Special Episode" December 22, 2017
5 5 "Fortunate Ben" January 12, 2018
6 6 "Four Goes Too Far" February 2, 2018
7 7 "The Liar Ball You Don't Want" February 16, 2018
8 8 "Questions Answered" March 10, 2018
9 9 "This Episode Is About Basketball" April 6, 2018
10 10 "Enter the Exit" April 28, 2018
11 11 "Get to the Top in 500 Steps" May 27, 2018
12 12 "What Do You Think of Roleplay?" July 10, 2018
13 13 "Return of the Rocket Ship" July 11, 2019
14 14 "Don't Dig Straight Down" August 24, 2019
15 15 "The Four is Lava" December 14, 2019
16 16 "The Escape from Four" March 24, 2020

Season 4b

Overall Number Name Release date
17 1 "X Marks the Spot" April 17, 2020
18 2 "Take the Tower" May 4, 2020
19 3 "How Loe Can You Grow?" May 22, 2020
20 4 "A Taste of Space" June 10, 2020
21 5 "Let's Raid The Warehouse" July 3, 2020
22 6 "Who Stole Donut's Diary?" July 24, 2020
23 7 "Fashion For Your Face!" August 21, 2020
24 8 "The Game Has Changed" September 18, 2020
25 9 "The Tweested Temple" October 13, 2020
26 10 "The Hidden Contestant" November 6, 2020
27 11 "Uprooting Everything" December 11, 2020
28 12 "B.F.B. = Back From Beginning" January 15, 2021
29 13 "SOS (Save Our Show)" February 12, 2021
30 14 "Chapter Complete" April 9, 2021

Characters

Main article: List of Battle for Dream Island characters
About this image

Click on a contestant to read more!

Contestants

See also: Battle for BFB/Elimination table


Season 4a

Contestant Team(s) Status Placement
Pencil TeamIcon.png Pencil Iance 1st eliminated
"Lick Your Way to Freedom"
65th
Bracelety TeamIcon.png Bracelety Team Ice Cube 3rd eliminated
"Today's Very Special Episode"
64th
Liy TeamIcon.png Liy Death P.A.C.T. 4th eliminated
"Fortunate Ben"
63rd
Roboty TeamIcon.png Roboty Beep 5th eliminated
"Four Goes Too Far"
62nd
8Ball TeamIcon.png 8-Ball A Better Name Than That 7th eliminated
"Questions Answered"
61st
Stapy TeamIcon.png Stapy Free Food 8th eliminated
"This Episode Is About Basketball"
60th
David TeamIcon.png David Beep 9th eliminated
"Enter the Exit"
59th
Match TeamIcon.png Match Iance 10th eliminated
"What Do You Think of Roleplay?"
58th
FireyJr TeamIcon.png Firey Jr. Team Ice Cube 11th eliminated
"Return of the Rocket Ship"
57th
Dora TeamIcon.png Dora Bleh.svg 12th eliminated
"The Four is Lava"
56th
BarfBag TeamIcon.png Barf Bag Team Ice Cube Quit
"The Escape from Four"
(left to compete in TPOT)
55th-16th
Basketball TeamIcon.png Basketball A Better Name Than That
Bell TeamIcon.png Bell Free Food
BlackHole TeamIcon.png Black Hole Death P.A.C.T.
Bomby TeamIcon.png Bomby Team Ice Cube
Book TeamIcon.png Book Bleh.svg
Bottle TeamIcon.png Bottle Death P.A.C.T.
Cake TeamIcon.png Cake The Losers
Clock TeamIcon.png Clock The Losers
Cloudy TeamIcon.png Cloudy Beep
Coiny TeamIcon.png Coiny The Losers
Donut TeamIcon.png Donut Team Ice Cube
Eggy TeamIcon.png Eggy The Losers
Eraser TeamIcon.png Eraser Free Food
Fanny TeamIcon.png Fanny Iance
Foldy TeamIcon.png Foldy Free Food
Fries TeamIcon.png Fries Free Food
Gaty TeamIcon.png Gaty Bleh.svg
GolfBall TeamIcon.png Golf Ball A Better Name Than That
Grassy TeamIcon.png Grassy A Better Name Than That
IceCube TeamIcon.png Ice Cube Bleh.svg
Lightning TeamIcon.png Lightning Iance
Marker TeamIcon.png Marker Free Food
Naily TeamIcon.png Naily Team Ice Cube
Needle TeamIcon.png Needle The Losers
Nickel TeamIcon.png Nickel Beep
Pen TeamIcon.png Pen Death P.A.C.T.
Pie TeamIcon.png Pie Death P.A.C.T.
Pillow TeamIcon.png Pillow Death P.A.C.T.
Pin TeamIcon.png Pin The Losers
Puffball TeamIcon.png Puffball Free Food
Remote TeamIcon.png Remote Death P.A.C.T.
RobotFlower TeamIcon.png Robot Flower A Better Name Than That
Rocky TeamIcon.png Rocky Beep
Saw TeamIcon.png Saw Bleh.svg
Snowball TeamIcon.png Snowball Iance
TennisBall TeamIcon.png Tennis Ball A Better Name Than That
Tree TeamIcon.png Tree Death P.A.C.T.
TV TeamIcon.png TV A Better Name Than That
YellowFace TeamIcon.png Yellow Face Free Food

Season 4b

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Contestant Team(s) Status Placement
Balloony TeamIcon.png Balloony Beep 14th eliminated
"Take the Tower"
15th
Have Cots
Spongy TeamIcon.png Spongy Team Ice Cube 13th eliminated
"The Escape From Four"
14th
3rd rejoined
"The Escape From Four"
Have Nots
15th eliminated
"How Loe Can You Grow?"
Ruby TeamIcon.png Ruby Iance 16th eliminated
"A Taste of Space"
13th
Have Cots
Loser TeamIcon.png Loser The Losers 6th eliminated
"The Liar Ball You Don't Want"
12th
2nd rejoined
"The Escape From Four"
Have Nots
17th eliminated
"Let's Raid the Warehouse"
Taco TeamIcon.png Taco Bleh.svg 18th eliminated
"Who Stole Donut's Diary?"
11th
Have Nots
Bubble TeamIcon.png Bubble Iance 19th eliminated
"Fashion For Your Face!"
10th
Have Cots
Blocky TeamIcon.png Blocky A Better Name Than That 20th eliminated
"The Game Has Changed"
9th
Have Nots
Firey TeamIcon.png Firey The Losers 21st eliminated
"The Tweested Temple"
8th
Have Nots
Woody TeamIcon.png Woody Beep 22nd eliminated
"The Hidden Contestant"
7th
Have Nots
Profily TeamIcon.png Profily No team Debuted
"The Hidden Contestant"
6th
23rd eliminated
"The Hidden Contestant"
Lollipop TeamIcon.png Lollipop Bleh.svg 24th eliminated
"Uprooting Everything"
5th
Have Cots
Leafy TeamIcon.png Leafy Beep 2nd eliminated
"Why Would You Do This on a Swingset"
4th
The Losers
1st rejoined
"Get to the Top in 500 Steps"
Have Cots
25th eliminated
"B.F.B. = Back From Beginning"
Newbie Alliance
Teardrop TeamIcon.png Teardrop Bleh.svg 26th eliminated
"SOS (Save Our Show)"
3rd
Have Cots
Newbie Alliance
Gelatin TeamIcon.png Gelatin Team Ice Cube Runner-up
"Chapter Complete"
(28240 votes)
Have Cots
Newbie Alliance
Flower TeamIcon.png Flower Iance Winner
"Chapter Complete"
(48891 votes)
Have Nots
Newbie Alliance


Hosts

Eliminated contestants

Season 4a

Season 4b

Contestants that rejoined

Teams

Spongy and Loser escape from the EXIT, and join the show. Barf Bag, Basketball, Bell, Black Hole, Bomby, Book, Bottle, Cake, Clock, Cloudy, Coiny, Donut, Eggy, Eraser, Fanny, Foldy, Fries, Gaty, Golf Ball, Grassy, Ice Cube, Lightning, Marker, Naily, Needle, Nickel, Pen, Pie, Pillow, Pin, Puffball, Remote, Robot Flower, Rocky, Saw, Snowball, Tennis Ball, Tree, TV, and Yellow Face all join TPOT instead, thus leaving BFB. The teams were disbanded and new teams were formed in the next episode.

Team Members
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Blocky TeamIcon.png
Blocky
Hanger BEEP.png
Balloony TeamIcon.png Woody TeamIcon.png
Balloony Woody
Hanger 8names.png
Lollipop TeamIcon.png Taco TeamIcon.png Teardrop TeamIcon.png
Lollipop Taco Teardrop
Hanger iance icon.png
Bubble TeamIcon.png Flower TeamIcon.png Ruby TeamIcon.png
Bubble Flower Ruby
Hanger team icy.png
Gelatin TeamIcon.png
Gelatin
Hanger the losers.png
Firey TeamIcon.png Leafy TeamIcon.png
Firey Leafy

None

Loser TeamIcon.png Spongy TeamIcon.png
Loser Spongy

The contestants are split into two teams depending on whether their color is similar to Four or X.

Team Members
Four logo.png
Balloony TeamIcon.png Bubble TeamIcon.png Gelatin TeamIcon.png Leafy TeamIcon.png Lollipop TeamIcon.png Ruby TeamIcon.png Teardrop TeamIcon.png
Balloony Bubble Gelatin Leafy Lollipop Ruby Teardrop
X color logo.png
Blocky TeamIcon.png Firey TeamIcon.png Flower TeamIcon.png Loser TeamIcon.png Spongy TeamIcon.png Taco TeamIcon.png Woody TeamIcon.png
Blocky Firey Flower Loser Spongy Taco Woody

Bubble is eliminated.

Team Members
Four logo.png
Gelatin TeamIcon.png Leafy TeamIcon.png Lollipop TeamIcon.png Teardrop TeamIcon.png
Gelatin Leafy Lollipop Teardrop
X color logo.png
Blocky TeamIcon.png Firey TeamIcon.png Flower TeamIcon.png Woody TeamIcon.png
Blocky Firey Flower Woody

Blocky is eliminated and the teams merge.

Firey TeamIcon.png Flower TeamIcon.png Gelatin TeamIcon.png Leafy TeamIcon.png Lollipop TeamIcon.png Teardrop TeamIcon.png Woody TeamIcon.png
Firey Flower Gelatin Leafy Lollipop Teardrop Woody

Woody is eliminated; Profily claims that they were in the game all along, but is eliminated later in the same episode.

Flower TeamIcon.png Gelatin TeamIcon.png Leafy TeamIcon.png Lollipop TeamIcon.png Teardrop TeamIcon.png
Flower Gelatin Leafy Lollipop Teardrop

A team consisting of the remaining four contestants is formed, but then after the elimination gets disbanded in the same episode.. Leafy is eliminated.

Newbie Alliance Flower TeamIcon.png Gelatin TeamIcon.png Teardrop TeamIcon.png
Flower Gelatin Teardrop

Teardrop is eliminated, Reaching to the final 2.

Flower TeamIcon.png Gelatin TeamIcon.png
Flower Gelatin

Flower wins.

Flower TeamIcon.png
Flower

Battle for B.F.D.I. - Season 4a (All Episodes)

Main article: Battle for B.F.D.I. - Season 4a (All Episodes)

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On February 27, 2021, after the release of "SOS (Save Our Show)", the jacknjellify channel uploaded an official, three-hour-and-43-minute video compiling every episode of the first part of the fourth season, with black title cards marked after the intro.

Trivia

  • This is the second season of BFDI to be completed, with Battle for Dream Island being the first.
  • This season features the most contestants out of BFDI, with 65 of them.
    • However, when just counting contestants who were eliminated before the split, those who did not join TPOT, and those who joined after the merger (Profily), a total of 25 contestants participated purely in BFB. That's 4 more than BFDI and 3 more than BFDIA.
  • This season had the most hosts out of any season. Those being Four, X, Donut(BFB 6-9), Announcer (BFB 28-BFB 30) and Purple Face (BFB 27)
  • BFB's unabbreviated name is Battle for Battle for Battle for Dream Island.
  • 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 later.)
    • Nonexisty was considered for the show, but at the time, the crew agreed he would be a waste of a slot.
    • Nonexisty would have been mentioned in a scrapped storyboard of BFB 3.
    • Evil Leafy was seen as a recommended character by Diamondcup67 in BFB 6.
      • Nonexisty was also seen as a recommended character by Pezzottable in BFB 14.
      • Nonexisty also was eligible to join in BFB 16.
  • There is an equal ratio of male to female contestants with 32 of each gender.
    • This is also the case for the show after the split with 7 of each gender.
      • Interestingly, the EXIT, after the split, has 5 of each gender, making the gender ratio for BFB overall still equal even if one ignores the TPOT contestants.
  • Prior to "The Escape from Four", it's 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.
  • Ever since "X Marks the Spot", TPOT contestants can only make cameo appearances.
  • As a result of the split:
    • There are 7 members of the Squishy Cherries and only 3 original Squashy Grapes.
    • Spongy, Roboty, and 8-Ball are the only armless contestants.
      • Roboty and 8-Ball are also legless. Stapy is the other legless contestant.
    • Dora, Gelatin, and Ruby are the only BFDIA newbies.
    • Liy and Stapy are the only members of their respective teams.
    • 8-Ball is the only ball contestant.
    • Roboty is the only mechanical mind.
  • The intro is always started by a character using their limb to resemble Four.
  • The intro's song is called "MUSIC OF FOUR'S 3D HAND".
  • 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]
  • The hosts, Four and X, previously appeared in a 2008 jacknjellify animation called "X Finds Out His Value".
    • As of BFB 6, they disappeared through Four's multiplication with Donut.
    • As of BFB 9, X has returned, being found out as a disguised as fries within Fries.
    • As of BFB 10, Four has been recovered by Pin.
    • As of BFB 28, Four sank into the earth, and the Announcer returned to host the show.
  • 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. For example, Satomi Hinatsu has announced the release time of BFB 12 on July 10, 2018.[3]
    • As of BFB 17, episode release dates are announced from non-canon videos directly preceding the main episodes.
  • The original BFDI assets for facial features and limbs aren't used in BFB (except in the air fluttering, most walking and running, other rare occasions, and sometimes even as a joke).
  • Since BFDI, BFDIA, and IDFB use the same animation style, BFB decided to use a new animation style where the mouth, arms, and legs are hand-drawn, and the animation is mostly done frame-by-frame.
  • This is the first season in which previously eliminated contestants aren't held in the TLC. Instead, the first 12 contestants are held inside the EXIT and the rest are held in the BRB.
  • 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.)
  • This is the second season where a female contestant got eliminated first (Pencil) chronologically, the first being Flower in Season 1.
  • This is the first season to not have a member of the Squashy Grapes be the first original contestant eliminated.
  • This is the first season that David and Dora appeared together, however they are in different teams, as David is on Beep and Dora is on Bleh.svg.
  • The BFB intro was the first intro to feature the host, unlike the intros of BFDI, BFDIA, and IDFB.
  • The show is animated with Animate CC and saved on this folder.
  • 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 canceled, 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!"
  • Match, Spongy, Blocky & Teardrop all reach their third elimination.
  • Because of his elimination in "How Loe Can You Grow?", Spongy has become the first contestant to be eliminated four times.
  • Blocky, Flower, Teardrop, and Woody all made it farther than they did in BFDI.
  • The scene backgrounds used in this series are from Paper Towel.
  • Just like the previous seasons, BFB stingers always take place at night.
  • This season marks the first time where Leafy, Bubble, and Firey were eliminated.
    • This means Gelatin is currently the only contestant to not be eliminated yet, as of BFB 29.
  • The average number of limbs of a BFB contestant is 2.98.
  • This is the first season to have contestants both join and rejoin without viewer votes or a contest.
  • This is the first season to feature a double elimination, as seen in "The Hidden Contestant".
  • The logo with X and Four spell out "bfb", X's feet being the b's and Four in the middle being an f, all in lowercase.
    • However, in the "Battle for Nothing" intro shown in "Enter the Exit", X appears to be frowning. His other foot now forms an "n", and Four is just an outline. The logo spells out "bfn".
  • When someone is walking or running, the running animation for BFDI is used.
  • BFB episodes were expected to come out every two weeks despite no official schedule for them ever being made, but many episodes were released in three weeks or more, and one of them was released barely over a year after the one preceding it.
    • As of the post-split, they are expected to be released 3-4 weeks after the previosuly released episode on Friday.
      • However, BFB 25 was released on a Tuesday, on October 13, 2020.
      • Additionally, BFB 27 was released 5 weeks after BFB 26.
  • During the Q&A of the 2019 BFDI + II Meetup, Cary stated that the host of BFB was originally going to be a giant spider.
  • This is the first season in which the first word was spoken by Michael (as Pen) instead of Cary.
  • The first episode was released the same day as the iPhone X, which is coincidental as X is the co-host.
  • BFB was originally going to be called Sloppy BFDI.
  • This is the first season to have teams selected by the host, as seen in "X Marks the Spot".
  • Leafy is the only contestant to be on three teams. She started on Beep, rejoined on The Losers!, then joined the Have Cots after the split.
    • Firey and Rocky are the only other characters to be on three teams in one season. They were on all three teams in Season 1.
  • The contestants not in the Final 14 of BFB were originally going to be killed off, and The Power of Two was not considered early on.[4]
  • This is the second season to reach the merge phase, with the first being BFDI.
  • This is the first season to surpass the number of BFDI episodes.
  • This is the first season to have a team form in the middle of the merge.
  • This is the second season to have a proper ending, the first being Battle for Dream Island.
  • All the original contestants that were sent to the BRB after the split were original members of the Squishy Cherries.

Gallery

References

External links

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Main series: Battle for Dream IslandBattle for Dream Island AgainIDFBBattle for BFBBattle for Dream Island: The Power of TwoSeason 6

Pre-BFDI: Total Firey IslandTotal Firey PointsTotal Firey Switch

Spinoffs: ABCDEFGBAGUETTEBFDI Mini-Season - "Marbles"Ten Words of Wisdom

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