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Battle for BFB/BFDI
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Country of origin

United States

Genre

Comedy/Drama/Adventure/Fantasy

Running time

November 3, 2017 – present

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

Number of episodes

25 (so far)

First episode

"Getting Teardrop to Talk"

Latest episode

"The Tweested Temple"

Music

Michael Huang (BFB 1-25)
Kevin MacLeod (BFB 17-25)

Prize

A BFDI, A BFB

Winner

TBA

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

Battle for BFB, also known as BFB, previously known as Battle for BFDI, and by its full name Battle for Battle for Battle for Dream Island, is the fourth season of the Battle for Dream Island series and the successor to IDFB. It premiered on November 3, 2017, with the release of "Getting Teardrop to Talk".

A fifth season, called Battle for Dream Island: The Power of Two, will premiere some time in the future and will air simultaneously. A sixth season is also planned to be made after BFB ends.

The prize used to be a BFDI, but to keep contestants competing, it was upgraded to a BFB. In "X Marks the Spot", the original prize (a BFDI) was added to the prize pool in addition to a BFB. This is 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.

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. 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 canceled and BFB takes place sometime in the future. However, it is highly possible, as stated by Cary in his BFB 1 reaction video.

Episodes

Number Name Release date
1 "Getting Teardrop to Talk" November 3, 2017
2 "Lick Your Way to Freedom" November 17, 2017
3 "Why Would You Do This on a Swingset" December 8, 2017
4 "Today's Very Special Episode" December 22, 2017
5 "Fortunate Ben" January 12, 2018
6 "Four Goes Too Far" February 3, 2018
7 "The Liar Ball You Don't Want" February 17, 2018
8 "Questions Answered" March 10, 2018
9 "This Episode Is About Basketball" April 6, 2018
10 "Enter the Exit" April 28, 2018
11 "Get to the Top in 500 Steps" May 27, 2018
12 "What Do You Think of Roleplay?" July 10, 2018
13 "Return of the Rocket Ship" July 11, 2019
14 "Don't Dig Straight Down" August 24, 2019
15 "The Four is Lava" December 14, 2019
16 "The Escape from Four" March 24, 2020
17 "X Marks the Spot" April 17, 2020
18 "Take the Tower" May 4, 2020
19 "How Loe Can You Grow?" May 22, 2020
20 "A Taste of Space" June 10, 2020
21 "Let's Raid The Warehouse" July 3, 2020
22 "Who Stole Donut's Diary?" July 24, 2020
23 "Fashion For Your Face!" August 21, 2020
24 "The Game Has Changed" September 18, 2020
25 "The Tweested Temple" October 13, 2020
26 "BFB 26" TBA

Characters

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Contestants

Main article: Battle for BFDI/Elimination Table
Participant Team(s) Status Ranking
Pencil TeamIcon.png Pencil iance First eliminated in "Lick Your Way to Freedom" 64th
Bracelety TeamIcon.png Bracelety Team Ice Cube! Third eliminated in "Today's Very Special Episode" 63rd
Liy TeamIcon.png Liy Death P.A.C.T. Fourth eliminated in "Fortunate Ben" 62nd
Roboty TeamIcon.png Roboty Beep Fifth eliminated in "Four Goes Too Far" 61st
8Ball TeamIcon.png 8-Ball A Better Name Than That Seventh eliminated in "Questions Answered" 60th
Stapy TeamIcon.png Stapy Free Food Eighth eliminated in "This Episode Is About Basketball" 59th
David TeamIcon.png David Beep Ninth eliminated in "Enter the Exit" 58th
Match TeamIcon.png Match iance Tenth eliminated in "What Do You Think of Roleplay?" 57th
FireyJr TeamIcon.png Firey Jr. Team Ice Cube! Eleventh eliminated in "Return of the Rocket Ship" 56th
Dora TeamIcon.png Dora Bleh.svg Twelfth eliminated in "The Four is Lava" 55th
BarfBag TeamIcon.png Barf Bag Team Ice Cube! Left to compete in TPOT (quit) Tied for 54th-15th
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
Ice Cube 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
Balloony TeamIcon.png Balloony Beep, Have Cots Fourteenth eliminated in "Take the Tower" 14th
Spongy TeamIcon.png Spongy Team Ice Cube!, Have Nots Thirteenth eliminated in "The Escape From Four".
Rejoined in the same episode and was placed on the Have Nots.
Fifteenth eliminated in "How Loe Can You Grow?"

13th (54th before rejoining)

Ruby TeamIcon.png Ruby iance, Have Cots Sixteenth eliminated in "A Taste of Space" 12th
Loser TeamIcon.png Loser The Losers!, Have Nots Sixth eliminated in "The Liar Ball You Don't Want"

Rejoined in "The Escape From Four"
was placed on the Have Nots
Seventeenth eliminated in "Let's Raid the Warehouse"

11th (60th before rejoining)
Taco TeamIcon.png Taco Bleh.svg, Have Nots Eighteenth eliminated in "Who Stole Donut's Diary?" 10th
Bubble TeamIcon.png Bubble iance, Have Cots Nineteenth eliminated in "Fashion For Your Face!" 9th
Blocky TeamIcon.png Blocky A Better Name Than That, Have Nots Twentieth eliminated in "The Game Has Changed" 8th
Firey TeamIcon.png Firey The Losers!, Have Nots Twenty-first eliminated in "The Tweested Temple" 7th
Flower TeamIcon.png Flower iance, Have Nots
Gelatin TeamIcon.png Gelatin Team Ice Cube!, Have Cots
Leafy TeamIcon.png Leafy Beep, The Losers!, Have Cots Second eliminated in "Why Would You Do This on a Swingset".
Rejoined in Get to the Top in 500 Steps and was placed on The Losers!, later on the Have Cots in BFB 17
Originally 63rd, but rejoined.
Lollipop TeamIcon.png Lollipop Bleh.svg, Have Cots
Teardrop TeamIcon.png Teardrop Bleh.svg, Have Cots
Woody TeamIcon.png Woody Beep, Have Nots

Remaining contestants (post-split)

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Hosts

Eliminated contestants

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
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Balloony TeamIcon.png Woody TeamIcon.png
Balloony Woody
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Lollipop TeamIcon.png Taco TeamIcon.png Teardrop TeamIcon.png
Lollipop Taco Teardrop
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Bubble TeamIcon.png Flower TeamIcon.png Ruby TeamIcon.png
Bubble Flower Ruby
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Gelatin TeamIcon.png
Gelatin
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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

Trivia

  • This season features the most contestants out of BFDI, 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 later.)
      • 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.
  • Prior to "The Escape from Four", 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.
    • However, it is more likely that the season's location is nearby Yoyleland because the grass isn't purple, if the nearby land wasn't terraformed off camera.
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    • After the events of "The Escape from Four", BFB now takes place at Elsewhere on Earth; TPOT will be held at BFB's original location.
    • Ever since "X Marks the Spot", TPOT contestants can only make cameo appearances.
  • The intro is always started by a character using their limb to resemble Four.
    • The intro has been started by Four (BFB 1-3, 17, 20, 22), Snowball (BFB 4), Spongy (BFB 5), Grassy (BFB 6), Bomby (BFB 7), Barf Bag (BFB 8 and 14), Coiny (BFB 9), Stapy (BFB 10), Liy (BFB 11), Eraser (BFB 12), Saw (BFB 13), Firey (BFB 15), Loser (BFB 16), Flower (BFB 18), Lollipop (BFB 19), Teardrop (BFB 21), X (BFB 23), Purple Face, with the help of Flower (BFB 24), and Gelatin, with the indirect help of Four. (BFB 25).
      • Snowball is the first contestant to do Four's intro pose.
      • Barf Bag is the first female to do Four's intro pose.
      • Stapy is the first eliminated contestant to do Four's intro pose.
      • Team Ice Cube! and The Losers! have the most contestants who has done Four's intro pose, at 3.
      • Barf Bag is the first contestant to do Four's intro pose more than once.
  • 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, except in BFB 3.
      • 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 the 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. (This doesn't have to be counted, as it is shown that TV can deattach and reattach his legs.)
  • 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".[1]
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.[2]
  • 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 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 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!"
  • Because of his elimination in How Loe Can You Grow?. Spongy has become the first contestant to be eliminated four times.
  • Match has become the first contestant to be eliminated three times.
    • Spongy is the second.
  • The scene backgrounds used in this series are from Paper Towel.
  • Just like the previous seasons, BFB Stingers always take place at night.
    • However, this isn't true for BFB 16.
  • 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.
  • The average number of limbs of a BFB contestant is 2.98.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.[3]
  • This is the second season to reach the merge phase, with the first being BFDI.

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References

External links

Seasons of Battle for Dream Island
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 MiniBFDI Mini AgainBFDI Mini-Season - "Marbles"Ten Words of Wisdom

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