|“||You've got to be kidding me.||”|
— Fries, "The Long-Lost Yoyle City"
He was one of the 30 recommended characters who had the opportunity to join Battle for Dream Island in "Reveal Novum", but did not receive enough votes, at 17. However, he received enough votes to participate in BFDIA, at 303 votes.
Fries appears to be a box containing French fries.
His box is red with yellow stripes on the outside, while his inside is white with red stripes. His fries are tan, and the box's shape and colors resemble that of the American fast food restaurant chain McDonald's.
- Fries is named "French Fries".
- French Fries has the letter "B" written on his body.
- French Fries has no arms.
- French Fries has 6 fries.
- French Fries' fries are badly drawn.
- French Fries is renamed "Fries".
- Fries has 5 fries.
- Fries has a 1 French fry face.
- Fries' "B" is thinner.
BFDI 17 (30 recommended characters)
- Fries is eating a box of fries.
- Fries has 12 fries.
- Fries has arms and legs.
- Fries has 6 fries.
- Fries' fries are thicker.
- Fries now has two yellow stripes on his body, one on top, and one on the bottom, instead of the yellow "B".
- Fries' fries are slightly grayer. This was true as the outline became more clear in the seasons.
- Fries top sharp ends have slightly moved down a bit.
- Fries' fries shading is peacher.
Fries is a grumpy, serious, and antipathetic character, especially with his enemies. He is very rarely joyful or seen smiling. This is familiarized by his raspy and rough voice. He's also the demanding type that usually gives orders to his team or is on the field with them. He does not accept laziness or jokes and usually scolds others for doing so, and can be a little stubborn at times. However, on the other hand, this harshness could imply that Fries takes the competition more seriously than most other contestants on the show.
Fries has shown, on several occasions, that he admires people who show strong skills of leadership and assertiveness, while also looking down on those who lack it. In "Get Digging", he didn't care about Teardrop being forced off of his team because she wasn't much of a leader. In "Getting Teardrop to Talk", he analyzes Ice Cube when she joins Clock and Liy's truce and states he thought Ice Cube was too meek, but might be good at negotiation after all. Later in the episode, Fries praises Yellow Face's skills of persuasion after watching him gain four team members and even joins his team because of this.
Despite his serious attitude, Fries is also shown to be a bit dimwitted, as he does things such as believing that ingredients would be underground, misusing a gardening hoe, and mistaking a broken jawbreaker piece for a popper.
Throughout the first season, Fries was usually shown to be eating his fries. This could mean that Fries is, or used to be, a cannibal.
Official Character Guide biography
Of all the characters, Fries just might be the saltiest. He is a box of potato fries (six to be exact), after all. Fries believes that people that take the mantle of leadership are valuable. On rare occasions, Fries tries to be a leader himself, with varying degrees of interest and success.
Did You Know?: Fries hates the smell when his fries turn rotten. That's why he's always replacing them!
- Battle for Dream Island
- Battle for Dream Island Again
- Battle for BFDI
- "Getting Teardrop to Talk"
- "Lick Your Way to Freedom" (speaks in group)
- "Why Would You Do This on a Swingset"
- "Today's Very Special Episode"
- "Fortunate Ben"
- "Four Goes Too Far"
- "The Liar Ball You Don't Want"
- "Questions Answered"
- "This Episode Is About Basketball"
- "What Do You Think of Roleplay?"
- "Return of the Rocket Ship"
- "Don't Dig Straight Down"
- "The Four is Lava" (does not speak)
- "The Escape from Four" (speaks in group)
- Battle for BFB
- Battle for Dream Island: The Power of Two
- Non-canon appearances
Battle for Dream Island
In "Bowling, Now with Explosions!", Fries, as French Fries, appears in a crowd of recommended characters who are watching the Cake at Stake. They are all sealed in a metal box by the Announcer, which randomly catches fire in the stinger ending.
In "The Reveal", Fries is one of the 30 handpicked recommended characters who could join the show. His audition shows him just eating fries.
In "Reveal Novum", Fries only receives 17 votes, placing 6th in voting. The speaker box comments that he is "the only cannibal". He is so busy eating his fries that he doesn't notice when he is flung to the Locker of Losers.
In "Return of the Hang Glider", Fries watches the final Cake at Stake with the other recommended characters.
Battle for Dream Island Again
In "Yeah, Who? I Wanna Know", when the votes for who will join BFDIA are shown, it is revealed that Fries is one of the contestants who received enough votes to join the competition with 303 votes. He says he can't stand Book's cover, to which Book slaps him and eats one of his fries. Fries retaliates by slapping the fry out of her mouth and tears out one of her pages and eats it, but spits it out after chewing for a while. Fries is initially on a team of newcomers, but he ends up switching. His team of nineteen easily beat the team of three at the tug-of-war challenge.
In "Get Digging", Fries and Gelatin criticize TV's Cake at Stake song. TV then does a second song, but Fries says it isn't any better. Fries doesn't mind when they lose Teardrop to W.O.A.H. Bunch since he doesn't think of her as a leader. The teams are assigned to cook yoylestew. Fries orders Bomby to start digging because he believes that the ingredients for yoylestew are probably underground. Golf Ball announces herself as the team manager of Team No-Name and assigns everyone a job. Fries questions why she did not assign herself a job and she retorts that it was because she is the team manager. Fries angrily mutters to himself about Golf Ball's reaction when she's voted off if they lose. He then finds Tennis Ball and asks him the same question. Tennis Ball states that he is the co-manager. Fries then sends Dora to dig for ingredients, followed by Nickel, Rocky, and Yellow Face. Fries' team loses at the end of the episode due to the complicated taste. After the voting segment, Fries is seen standing in the middle of the five holes that were dug by the contestants he ordered. He tells them that they can stop.
In "Insectophobe's Nightmare 3", Fries asks to hear TV's new Cake at Stake song. He says that it's "twenty times better than your last attempt". Fries is in the bottom 2 against Dora, but survives. After Gelatin eats one of his fries, he complains, telling Fries that his fries are disgusting, and are over a year old (approximately). Fries angrily yells that they are over a year old. Later during the challenge, he gets poisoned by a bug and dies. He later appears dead with the other poisoned contestants.
In "Zeeky Boogy Doog", Gelatin has cured Fries of his poisoning from the previous episode offscreen. Fries becomes furious that Teardrop is taking too long to spin the challenge wheel as she is poisoned. When Teardrop is cured of the poisoning, she eats Nickel as that was an effect of the anti-poison. Pencil asks who Fries ate and he sheepishly answers Spongy, much to her and Match's delight. After Teardrop wins an HPRC, Fries uses it to recover Gelatin. When Fries was in Golf Ball's factory, she recommends that he build one for himself. Fries replies that that would be a waste of time just like hers, which Golf Ball takes offense to and kicks Fries into the factory's incinerator.
In "Get in the Van", Fries is recovered by Leafy and Bubble. Fries is in the bottom 3 in Cake at Stake but survives with 235 dislikes. Fries promises to Golf Ball and the rest of Team No-Name that he will never switch teams. When the challenge starts, he and the rest of the team get on top of Puffball to fly to Yoyle Mountain, only for Gelatin to push Golf Ball, Tennis Ball and Rocky off. He gets annoyed at Gelatin, stating that they can only finish the challenge if they have all their team members, and orders Puffball to go and find them.
In "No More Snow!", Fries is sleeping on Puffball and is woken up by a cloud raining down basketballs. He then asks where the rest of the team was, and Puffball explains Gelatin pushed Golf Ball, Tennis Ball, and Rocky off her, which he remembers. She then tells him that he fell asleep and Firey and Gelatin tied their legs together and fell off. Fries isn't surprised that they did that and asks where they were now. Puffball says they were probably eaten by Evil Leafy, who they quickly see afterward. Fries thinks that their teammates are inside Evil Leafy, so he tells Puffball to chase her, who is also chasing Book and Ruby. Book and Ruby climb up a tree with a rope holding a giant weight and they cut the rope, dropping the weight, killing Evil Leafy, Fries, and Puffball.
In "It's a Monster", Fries gets recovered through the HPRC, along with his team. Before getting back on Puffball he asks what they should do about the frozen W.O.A.H. Bunch members, and Golf Ball says to leave them. While flying above the FreeSmart Supervan, Fries says that the snowball fight FreeSmart is having is intense.
In "The Long-lost Yoyle City", Team No-Name end up in Davidland and fly above the sea of Davids. During this, Firey and Gelatin tie their legs together again and nearly fall off, with Gelatin grabbing onto Puffball leaving the two dangling above the sea of Davids. Fries is annoyed by this and thinks they should be kicked out of the team. Tennis Ball says they once they get out of Davidland, Puffball can lower Gelatin and Firey onto the ground so that they can untie their legs. Fries thinks this is a good plan but is wary of how long it'll take to get out of Davidland. Once they are nearly out of Davidland, Fries is relieved as he says Davids are the most annoying creatures he's laid his eyes upon. This provokes the Davids and they all say "Aw, seriously?"
When having to climb the summit of Yoyle Mountain, Pencil kicks Rocky into a lake where a fish monster eats him. Golf Ball tells Fries to ride on Puffball and go to the HPRC to recover him, much to his annoyance. He recovers Rocky, but Rocky gets hit by a stick thrown by Coiny and falls into the fish monster again. Fries recovers him again but then the members of W.O.A.H. Bunch (except Needle) fly into Rocky, knocking him off where he gets eaten by the fish monster again, which Fries is getting annoyed at. After recovering Rocky for the third time, the rest of the team get back on Puffball and they fly to the summit. However, before reaching the finish, Puffball decides she wants to deliberately lose the challenge so that the team will be up for elimination and she can win the prize for having the most likes. So she shrinks, making the others fall off her and into the lake where the fish monster eats them.
In "Welcome Back", Fries is digging in a garden. Pin asks him what he's doing and he explains that he only has one fry left due to the rest either rotting away, being burned by Firey, or eaten by Gelatin and that he is growing potatoes (presumably to make fries with). Pin thinks that he's just gardening and Fries gets annoyed until Bomby shows up. He says it's been a long time since he's said anything and asked him how many lines he has in the episode before asking if he could help loosen the soil for him. By "help", he means blowing him up, which also sets Woody on fire.
Fries continues to dig, and Pin asks how he was going to grow potatoes due to the lack of sunlight in Yoyle City. He tells her Tennis Ball invented a new strain called "Grotatoes" which can grow with less sun. Fries remembers Tennis Ball telling him there might be side effects but he was too desperate to care. Pin says that they sound delicious, but Fries says they are just for him. Later, Coiny arrives in the garden, excited to eat Grotatoes. He wants to eat one as soon as possible but Fries angrily tells him he can't as they've barely started to grow. Coiny tells him to calm down, and take a "deep fried breath" and Fries is annoyed at the pun. Coiny and Pin leave the garden to follow Golf Ball and Tennis Ball, who has a Wall Teleporter which they are going to use to bring someone out of the Locker of Losers, but Fries stays to make sure the Grotatoes are perfect. However, Coiny wasn't joking about the deep fried breaths, as in this episode's stinger, he comes back to Fries with a vat of boiling oil. Fries doesn't deep fry himself, but Coiny does, much to Fries' (and Leafy's) horror as he begs Coiny to stop.
Battle for BFDI
In "Getting Teardrop to Talk", Fries is first seen witnessing Ice Cube join in with truce between Liy and Clock and he says she is good at negotiation, after initially thinking she was too meek. Bracelety believes because of this that Ice Cube's fan club is growing, to which Fries tells her (while calling her "Ringy") that he isn't a fan and was just analyzing her. She asks how he isn't a fan of Ice Cube and Fries tells her she's just a follower and followers never win. Bracelety says she hates Fries because of this, which is followed by Fanny coming in and saying she also hates him. Leafy then appears and says that she loves Fries along with everyone else, but he tells her she isn't helping.
When forming the teams for the Battle for BFDI, Yellow Face invites Bell and Foldy to be on his team. Foldy immediately invites Stapy, who Marker follows. Fries then goes up to Yellow Face saying he admires his persuasion skills and thinks he and Puffball should join the team.
When having to get X's baskets down from the air, Fries interrupts Stapy and Foldy's game of Rock Paper Scissors and tells them to stop. Stapy starts to rhyme about the game, which Fries doesn't think is appropriate. When Stapy asks how he could help, Fries asks him if he is lightweight. Stapy isn't but Foldy is, so he tells her that he was going to throw her up and she had to grab the basket. Foldy isn't sure about this but Fries throws her anyway. Unfortunately, Foldy makes contact with the fan blades on the basket and is ripped apart, much to the anger of Stapy. They end up winning anyway thanks to Puffball.
In "Why Would You Do This on a Swingset", Marker wants to play "Toss the Dirt" with Puffball, but Fries tells her to instead push their swing around fifty times. She does this, but not without Bell calling Fries "pushy".
In "Today's Very Special Episode", when Bracelety is eliminated, both Fries and Firey Jr. notice Bracelety's name is not "Ringy". During the challenge, Fries is part of Free Food's project to Four, The Year's Hottest Look, which is just him and some of his teammates piled on top of each other. His team ends up winning.
In "Fortunate Ben", during the plane flying challenge, Four starts to obliterate the contestants who can fly. Before he can do this to Puffball, Fries asks if Puffball could just be disabled instead of obliterated. Four agrees and wraps Puffball with bandages. Fries and the rest of this team, get stapled shut inside their paper plane by Stapy, but manage to still win when Stapy breaks the ground in half with his staples.
In "Four Goes Too Far", when Pen gets inflicted with the Twinkle of Contagion, he tries to pass it on to Free Food, who all look away from him. Pen then says he has some very tossable dirt. This gets Marker to turn around and nearly open his eyes but Fries turns him the other way.
In "The Liar Ball You Don't Want", Fries tells Ruby to stop playing with the pieces of the jawbreakers, mistaking them for Poppers. Flower then explains to him that sound can come into a jawbreaker, but not out of one. Fries is about to ask something but is then interrupted when Ruby and Flower cover his face with a jawbreaker piece. Match, who also has a jawbreaker covering her face, notices this and tells him Flower's eye for fashion has been very good lately.
In "Questions Answered", at the start of the episode, Gelatin is about to eat one of Fries' fries until he notices something among them. He tells Fries that some of the fries look swollen, which he thinks is Gelatin using another word for "overweight". Gelatin tries to explain to him what he means, but it just makes him angrier and Fries tells him to go eat someone else's innards.
During the quiz challenge, Fries is getting annoyed at Stapy, who is trying to make something, for not buzzing in. When it's up to Free Food and iance to answer, Stapy finishes crafting his fake buzzer and switches it with iance's so that they couldn't answer and Stapy could steal their answer. After the challenge, Fries figures out Stapy has been planning this all this time and is pleased with him. However, Match shows footage of their team buzzer being switched, and Donut puts Free Food up for elimination.
In "This Episode Is About Basketball", during Cake At Stake, Gelatin is being held up by Lightning in an attempt to grab one of Fries' fries. However, Donut notices him, and he makes a desperate attempt to eat a fry by chomping one. However, the "fry" he chomped on turns out to be X, who escaped colliding with Four and Donut and was hiding all over the place in previous episodes, including in Fries in the previous episode.
While X reads the votes (backwards) it is revealed Fries is 5th safe. During the basketball challenge, Yellow Face tells Marker to play "Toss the Balls", which is followed by Marker tossing the balls backwards into the basket and then continuing the motion, digging a hole. That has already made Free Food safe, so Fries looks down into the hole, telling Marker he could stop.
In "What Do You Think of Roleplay?" when Four and X reveal to have switched bodies with each other, Fries asks what is going on. During the challenge, Foldy, who had been unfolded by Ruby earlier, asks someone to fold her again. Fries protests, saying that they should be focusing on the challenge, but Foldy tells him that if he can't fold the paper correctly, he can't be trusted with the challenge. He then tries to fold her, but folds her into two rectangles, causing pain to her.
After some time, Fries is still trying to fix Foldy. He's nearly got her to her regular state but is having trouble interlocking the flaps. Meanwhile, Puffball, who is actually Rocky in disguise, vomits on Yellow Face. Fries says he doesn't have to time to acknowledge Puffball, failing to realize Puffball was Rocky. Eraser then tells Fries to stop folding Foldy back because she'll be a pentagon again, but he says that there are many problems with what he said. When iance figures out that "Lightning" was Spongy, Fries, seemingly impressed, asks Fanny how they managed to figure it out.
In "Return of the Rocket Ship", Fries interrupts Yellow Face's ad, saying that they don't have time for his "blabber". Marker, Bell, and Lollipop beg for Yellow Face to finish it, but Fries tells them to quit it, and scolds Lollipop for not only being on a different team but also trying to sell a product that is the exact opposite of Yellow Face's. Lollipop then states that Fries clearly doesn't understand market forces. Fries is angry and shocked when Lollipop takes one of his fries, bites it, and walks away with it.
Bell asks Fries why he is getting so worked up, and he replies that Four and X are about to announce the next contest. Fries then stares at them and waits for something to happen. He says the challenge always starts with X floating mysteriously into the air, and it will start any second now. When X breaks through the ground, Fries and Eraser both stare in shock.
In "Don't Dig Straight Down", when Foldy is about to turn in the cheap, plastic, green toys that resemble emeralds, Fries stops her, saying he's not sure if Four would like to be cheated like that. Marker convinces Fries otherwise by bringing up how Four said, "You don't need frills to make a feast for the eyes", so Four would be fine with trash. Fries decides he's right and decides to turn them in. Fries screams when Four compliments their forgery but is unimpressed when he makes a joke about "forgery" sounding similar to "for Dream Island". Fries cheers, albeit with an unamused expression, when Four declares their team safe.
In "The Four is Lava", Fries is recovered, as he died offscreen between the events of the previous episode.
In "The Escape from Four", Fries is first seen walking with everyone else to watch Four struggle to suck up Spongy. Fries then helps with pulling the eliminated contestants out of Four. He later switches to compete on The Power of Two after the BFDI is swapped with A BFB.
Battle for BFB
In "X Marks the Spot", Fries cheers when X is supposedly glued to the ground.
In "SOS (Save Our Show)", Fries appears in a scenario where Two didn't appear and BFB didn't split. However, after Fanny calls out Four for their hosting, Fries still declares a split anyway, between the same 40 contestants who leave and the 14 who continue competing.
Battle for Dream Island: The Power of Two
In "You Know Those Buttons Don't Do Anything, Right?", when Fanny argues that they shouldn't switch back to Four due to their inconsistency with the prizes, Fries praises Fanny for her leader-like attitude but then brings up how Two isn't much better since they've have been waiting for a long time to actually start competing. Two then appears out of nowhere, scaring everyone, more than happy to start the game. They fly to the stop of the building and announce Cake at Stake, Fries shouts "What?", as no one can hear them.
During team picking, Fries joins the team of balls since Puffball is on it. Pen later joins as well to be with Eraser and asks where Blocky is; Fries reminds him that Blocky stayed with Four to battle for a BFB. When the contest starts, Two mentions an important rule from the top of the building, and Fries shouts that they can't hear them when they're up there. Fries' team first attempts to hop onto Puffball, but she's to small to hold them all. They then decide to go with Tennis Ball's trebuchet. Fries points out that it functions more like a catapult and Tennis Ball tells him he had to improvise. The team is then launched in the air, but they fly over the building, Fries losing his fries in the process. They land in a tree, which flings them back into the trebuchet, and then back into the tree several times. Puffball then grabs Fries with her mouth and uses him to catch the other Are You Okay members. His team is the first one safe. Fries later yells at Two because they didn't coherently explain one of the rules.
In "The Worst Day of Black Hole's Life", Fries asks Two if they'll ever get a new Cake at Stake song. Two says that would be cool and continues on with Cake at Stake. Fries can also be seen gasping in response to Pie getting eliminated and also walks to the elevator with the other contestants before Two starts the intro. During the challenge, he helps by stacking blocks that Tennis Ball hands him. Later, Tennis Ball and Fries can be seen admiring their tall stack when Black Hole suddenly starts sucking up their blocks, but Pen manages to stop him. Fries' team is safe with only one block, which Fries seems dissatisfied with.
- Main article: Fries/Relationships
|18||17 (to join)|
|1||303 (joined BFDIA)|
|3||157 likes, 265 dislikes|
|5a||228 likes, 235 dislikes|
|1||692 likes, 459 dislikes|
- "Bowling, Now with Explosions!": May have burned to death while trapped in a large metal box.
- "Reveal Novum": Is crushed by the sun with the other recommended characters in the LOL.
- "Insectophobe's Nightmare 3": Is poisoned by a bug.
- "Zeeky Boogy Doog": Is kicked into an incinerator by Golf Ball.
- "No More Snow!": Is crushed by a heavyweight.
- "The Long-lost Yoyle City": Is eaten by the Fish Monster.
- "Don't Dig Straight Down": He was among those who perished in the lava (offscreen).
- "Last BFDI": Is crushed into nothing.
- "If Among Us Was a BFDI Challenge": Sucked into Black Hole.
- "All our food keeps blowing up": Died in Bomby's explosion.
- "BFDI: Claustrophobe's Nightmare: Died in the heat death of the universe (offscreen).
Total kills: 4
|Character||Number of times killed||Episodes|
|Rocky||1||"Insectophobe's Nightmare 3"|
|Spongy||1||"Zeeky Boogy Doog" (offscreen)|
|Woody||1||"Welcome Back" (along with Bomby) (debatable)|
|Foldy||1||"Getting Teardrop to Talk"|
- Fries is one of the 8 food contestants on the show, the others are Gelatin, Donut, Eggy, Taco, Pie, Lollipop, and Cake.
- He, Gelatin, and Donut, however, are the only food contestants who competed in BFDIA.
- Fries is the first contestant who was shown to be cannibalistic, the second is Gelatin.
- Fries would have been the least voted contestant to join BFDIA if Leafy, Bubble, and Flower were present.
- Fries is one of the few contestants who have had more dislikes than likes more than once. The others are Golf Ball and Match.
- However, unlike the other two, Fries managed to have more likes than dislikes at least one time, as seen in "Welcome Back".
- Before "Welcome Back", Fries was always in the bottom 3 when Team No-Name lost.
- Fries and Puffball have been on the same team in every season they competed in.
- Fries has had his fries eaten by Gelatin, Rocky, Yellow Face, and Lollipop.
- Book also ate one of his fries but had it smacked out of her mouth before she could swallow.
- His fries are revealed to be over a year old and have gone stale.
- Despite this, Book ate one of his fries, and she didn't complain.
- The team Free Food was named after his fries by Yellow Face.
- It is implied that Fries blew up Bomby in the season 3 premiere to loosen his soil, making Fries the first character to kill another character in IDFB.
- Fries' favorite screen, as shown in "Yeah, Who? I Wanna Know", is a hexagon. This may be because he has 6 fries.
- His OMG phrases are "Oh my potatoes" and "Oh my tater".
- If you break apart Fries in Adobe Flash/Animate, you'll find his old design.
- The "B" on Fries' old design is a reference to the fast-food chain McDonald's golden arches logo.
- The B also looks similar to McDonald's M, but turned sideways and made to resemble a B.
- Some prototype bodies of Fries can be found in the BFDIA chase scene file and the assets files.
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|BFDIA 6: Firey • Tennis Ball • Rocky • Golf Ball • Gelatin • Fries|
|People in IDFB|
|FreeSmart: Book • Bubble • Ice Cube • Pencil • Ruby|
BFB 16: Bell • Eraser • Foldy • Fries • Marker • Puffball • Yellow Face
|Are You Okay|
|Contestants: Cake • Donut • Eggy • Fries • Gelatin • Lollipop • Pie • Taco|