|“||Don't call me Needy!||”|
— Needle, numerous times
In Battle for Dream Island, Needle competed on team Squashy Grapes until she was eliminated in "Puzzling Mysteries" with 12 votes. She had used a Win Token, cutting her votes down to 6, but she was still eliminated.
Similar to Ice Cube, Needle is a fairly quiet and vengeful character. She is mostly known for her irritable behavior whenever she's called "Needy", as she will slap anyone who says the word, sometimes when it isn't even directed at her.
In BFB, Needle has become kind, approachable, and supportive, such as telling Donut in "The Liar Ball You Don't Want", that what Loser did would not affect the number of votes he would get. However, she appears to be somewhat irritable again in "The Four is Lava", where she is sufficiently annoyed by Leafy meddling with other people's business to slap her, and frequently displays a grouchy personality throughout the episode.
Official Character Guide biography
Needle is a sewing needle who hates being called "Needy." Most people call her that name by accident, or even say the word for unrelated reasons, but the Announcer does it on purpose.
Needy is a competitive player and is a faster runner than Firey. This has never been confirmed, but we all know it's true.
Over the years, Needle has had five different voice actors... The most of any character!
Did You Know?: Needle technically has three eyes.
- Battle for Dream Island
- "Take the Plunge: Part 1"
- "Take the Plunge: Part 2"
- "Barriers and Pitfalls"
- "Are You Smarter Than a Snowball?"
- "Sweet Tooth" (does not speak)
- "Bridge Crossing"
- "Power of Three"
- "Puzzling Mysteries" (eliminated)
- "Cycle of Life"
- "Insectophobe's Nightmare"
- "Half a Loaf Is Better Than None"
- "Vomitaco" (does not speak)
- "Reveal Novum"
- "Rescission" (mentioned, only arm seen)
- "Gardening Hero"
- "The Glistening"
- "Insectophobe's Nightmare 2"
- "Return of the Hang Glider"
- Battle for Dream Island Again
- Battle for BFDI
- "Getting Teardrop to Talk"
- "Lick Your Way to Freedom" (does not speak)
- "Why Would You Do This on a Swingset"
- "Fortunate Ben" (does not speak)
- "Four Goes Too Far"
- "The Liar Ball You Don't Want"
- "Questions Answered" (speaks in group, does not speak)
- "This Episode Is About Basketball" (does not speak)
- "Enter the Exit"
- "Get to the Top in 500 Steps"
- "What Do You Think of Roleplay?"
- "Return of the Rocket Ship" (does not speak)
- "Don't Dig Straight Down"
- "The Four is Lava"
Battle for Dream Island
In "Take the Plunge: Part 1", Blocky throws her in an attempt to pop Bubble. She is later knocked off the balance beam when Flower pushes her off.
In "Barriers and Pitfalls", Needle was the only one to get to the end on her team, besides Teardrop. She also ended up getting a Win Token, as she was the first out of the obstacle course. She had used herself to get past the "find a needle in a haystack" which Firey and Teardrop were both stuck on.
In "Are You Smarter Than a Snowball?", Needle participated in the third contest, a test. However, her test paper was later set on fire. This episode also marks her first slap, because Leafy said "Needy" to her.
In "Sweet Tooth", Needle hid behind a bush, watching the Announcer with Leafy. She slaps Leafy for calling her "Needy", and Leafy then suggests that they dismantle the Announcer to find out exactly what he is. Leafy runs up to the Announcer, but Needle stays behind in the bush. Later on during the challenge, Needle made a yeast cake that ended up separating from Earth, causing wind storms in the next episode. While we don't see the judges' individual scorings for her cake, she ended up placing seventh with 18 points.
During the stinger, her and Leafy are looking up at her cake in the sky, which had separated from Earth. Leafy tells her that it's pretty big, but also calls her "Needy" again, causing her to slap Leafy.
In "Bridge Crossing", Leafy yells at Needle for causing the storm with her cake. She slaps her for calling her "needy", so Leafy sternly tells her to calm down, calling her "needy" several times in the process. They get into a slap fight, which causes Leafy to slap Needle into the wind and get blown away. Snowball sees this and says that she deserved it since she's the one who made the cake.
She ends up flying into space and hitting her cake, popping it and ending the storms. During Cake at Stake, Needle falls back down from space and lands on Bubble, popping her. Pencil then says that she loves "needies", prompting Needle to slap her. Announcer ends up noticing that she's there, and flings her back to her team.
During the challenge, Leafy tells her that the bridge doesn't look very strong and that she can't see the bottom of the gorge. Needle, along with Ice Cube and Leafy, attempts to cross the second bridge. Snowball throws Golf Ball at the bridge while they are walking across, however, and they all fall.
In "Power of Three", Needle is grouped with Coiny and Ice Cube for the challenge. Once she and Coiny cross the balance beam to the first island, they realize that Ice Cube isn't with them. She later slaps Coiny for calling her "Needy". When Ice Cube returns, Coiny says that they'll need a team leader, to which Needle doesn't argue.
The first safe her team checks contains a raft to get to the next island, putting them in the lead. Needle then helps Coiny stack the blocks to get the key. Again, they are the first team to advance, and they paddle to the final island. However, their key doesn't work and they have to paddle back to the second island.
The next key they grab doesn't work once again, so they go back to obtain the third key. Once they reach the island, they try their key and it works, but Snowball pushes them out of the way and places ahead of them, causing Needle's team to lose.
At Cake at Stake, Announcer asks her if she wants to use her Win Token, to which she responds yes. As Coiny was interrupting him, Announcer jumps next to Coiny and says "Needy", getting Needle to slap him. It is then revealed that Needle received 12 votes, and even though her Win Token cut that down to 6, it was still higher than Coiny's 5, eliminating her.
In "Rescission", she slaps Ice Cube when she calls her "Needy".
In "The Glistening", Firey asks Needle if she's going to vote for him to be eliminated. She says no, but tells him to call her "Needy", which he does. She then slaps him and gets Teardrop to vote him out alongside her. Later on, she only receives 103 votes to rejoin, placing her third. This is not enough, and she is flung back to the TLC.
In "Return of the Hang Glider", Pin asks her if she votes for Leafy as well, but calls her "Needy", compelling Needle to slap her. She then tells Pin that she wants Firey to win instead, causing Pin, Eraser, Flower, Snowball, Blocky, Coiny, and Woody to slap her.
When Firey is choosing who to let on to Dream Island, he chooses Needle fourth since she was the only person to vote for him to win, telling her that he appreciated that.
Battle for Dream Island Again
In "Get Digging", Needle goes with Gelatin and Puffball to get yoyleberries for her team in the challenge. She slaps Leafy after she says "I'm glad that I'm not too needy", and Leafy throws knives at the bunch, which follow them all the way back to Goiky, ultimately piercing Team No-Name's stew bowl and contributing to the team's loss.
In "Insectophobe's Nightmare 3", she receives 223 likes and 67 dislikes. Coiny persuades Needle to switch from Team No-Name to W.O.A.H. Bunch by threatening to call her "Needy, three times, in a row". After sweating and worrying about it for a bit, Needle complies, much to Fries' exasperation. Pin says that she thinks she has killed about half of the bugs during the contest. Needle replies with "Yeah!" They end up losing after Teardrop and Coiny have been poisoned and when the other team has blown up all of their bugs.
In "Zeeky Boogy Doog", she receives 372 likes and 210 dislikes. After Teardrop gets eliminated, Coiny says he's "surrounded by pins and needles". Pin and Needle slap him after Pin corrects him, saying a pin and a needle.
In "Get in the Van", Needle gets excited after thinking that Yoyle City is only 70 feet away after reading it on a tablet. Coiny corrects her, saying that Evil Canyon is 70 feet away, and then shows that Yoyle City is actually 2,761 miles away.
In "No More Snow!", Needle's team, W.O.A.H. Bunch, fall into Evil Canyon, and Needle balances on a spike while all of her team members balance on top of her, trying not to fall into the spikes. Needle then slaps everyone to get them out of the canyon, and Yellow Face then burns her alive afterward so she can get out.
In "It's a Monster", Needle's team recovers Puffball, and Needle tries to get Puffball to bring their team to Yoyleland by calling her "Puffy". It didn't work, and Puffball recovers all of her teammates and they fly away.
In "Welcome Back", Needle tries to stop Tennis Ball and Golf Ball from going into the museum, but they don't listen and walk inside anyway.
Battle for BFDI
In "Getting Teardrop to Talk", Needle is first seen with Pin, worried about how her seeds are fast-growing. When forming the teams, Firey wants Loser to join his team of Coiny, Pin, and Needle. However, Eggy, Clock, and Cake also want to be on a team with him. Needle begins to suggest that everyone wanting Loser to be on their team should all be on the same team, but Loser cuts her off and says just that. During the challenge, the basket lands on some of the team members, Needle included. She attempts to lift it up but it's too heavy.
In "Four Goes Too Far", Needle asks Firey who they think has the Twinkle now, and Firey replies, saying "Black Hole!" Coiny slaps Firey and tells him that Black Hole can't have the twinkle because he doesn't have eyes. Clock ends up getting the twinkle in the end, putting The Losers! up for elimination.
In "The Liar Ball You Don't Want", Needle is seen playing with Nickel, Naily and Firey Jr. Later in the elimination, Needle is safe with 1,400 votes despite being in the quadruple digits. When Donut states that Loser's uneasiness may be because of him lying earlier on in the episode and that the viewers won't forget what he did, Needle tells him that it wouldn't apply for today. She and the rest of her team are shocked to Loser being eliminated. Later, she is seen fighting with the others over the Liar Ball.
In "Enter the Exit", the contestants try to bring Four back. Needle is one of the contestants Blocky uses to stack in a sculpture of Four. When Firey extracts the essence of Four in a syringe from Donut, and is about to squirt it out in the shape of a 4, Needle interrupts, suggesting someone more dexterous should do it.
In "Get to the Top in 500 Steps", Needle accepts Leafy's cake and eats it eagerly, much to Cake's horror. She is later chosen by her team to run up the 500-step staircase and reaches to top first, securing her team safety. She reappears in the stinger, where she transforms into a CGI version of herself as an effect of the Photo Cake, similarly to when someone eats Yoylecake and turns into Yoyle Metal.
In "What Do You Think of Roleplay?", Coiny asks Needle what happened to her, referring to her CGI look. She tells him that she thinks it's due to the cake that Leafy gave her in the previous episode. Coiny asks Leafy if it's true, to which Leafy exclaims that she didn't know it would do this. Pin then dramatically asks Needle how long this "hideous transformation" has befallen her. However, Needle points out that Pin was there, and then states that she is the impostor. She was correct, as Pin turned out to be Lightning, making The Losers! safe.
In "Don't Dig Straight Down", when Gelatin turns in Golf Ball's emerald, Needle decides to do the same thing, declaring The Losers! safe.
In "The Four is Lava", Needle sits on the roof of the bathroom with Ice Cube, Taco, and Leafy. She tells Leafy to mind her own business but accidentally pushes her off the roof. When the contest begins, she pushes Leafy off the roof so that Firey can carry her and then jumps in the lava. Because Leafy and Firey are arguing she has to drag Firey by the hand in order for them to keep moving. When the lava has drained, she carries Firey, Leafy, and later Coiny to Four, making The Losers! safe from elimination. In the stinger ending, Needle's team shows that they all forgot about Clock missing when he's recovered.
|7||12 (6 after Win Token) (eliminated)|
|9||7 (to rejoin)|
|21||103 (to rejoin)|
|1||489 (joined BFDIA)|
|3||223 likes, 67 dislikes|
|4||372 likes, 210 dislikes|
|1,689 (1,683 counting the use of her win token)||595||2,883|
People who have called her Needy
|Character||Number of times||Episodes|
|Leafy||7||"Are You Smarter Than a Snowball?"|
"Sweet Tooth" (twice)
"Bridge Crossing" (three times)
|Coiny||4||"Power of Three"|
"Half a Loaf Is Better Than None" (offscreen)
"Zeeky Boogy Doog"
"No More Snow!"
|Announcer||10||"Power of Three"|
"Puzzling Mysteries" (three times)
"Cycle of Life"
"Gardening Hero" (four times)
|Pin||4||"Insectophobe's Nightmare" (only in a picture)|
"Return of the Hang Glider"
"Insectophobe's Nightmare 3"
"The Long-lost Yoyle City"
|Yellow Face||2||"No More Snow!" (twice)|
|Bomby||1||"No More Snow!"|
|Nickel||1||"No More Snow!"|
|Golf Ball||2||"Welcome Back" (twice)|
In total; she has been called Needy 33 times.
- "Insectophobe's Nightmare 2": Is devoured by bugs.
- "No More Snow!": Burns to death alongside Spongy when Yellow Face throws a flamethrower at her.
|Character||Number of times killed||Episodes|
|Bubble||2||"Are You Smarter Than a Snowball?"|
"Bridge Crossing" (along with Leafy)
|Rocky||1||"The Long-lost Yoyle City"|
|Naily||1||"The Liar Ball You Don't Want"|
- Running gag: She slaps anyone who calls her "Needy".
- It is still unknown why Needle hates being called "Needy".
- As of the start of BFB, she has not been called "Needy" once.
- As seen in "The Glistening", she doesn't get angry if she's called "Needley".
- Needle has said "Aw, seriously?" more times than any other contestant, excluding David.
- Needle and Golf Ball's eliminations are extremely similar.
- Both used their Win Tokens but were still eliminated.
- Both characters had 12 votes which were brought down to 6.
- Coiny having 5 votes in both Cake at Stake ceremonies were what prevented both characters from being safe.
- Discounting contestants with stick bodies, Needle is the thinnest contestant after Lollipop.
- Before being sent to the Tiny Loser Chamber, she tried to explain why she didn't like being called "Needy", but the Announcer threw her out to the TLC.
- Needle is the first and only contestant who has been up for elimination twice in a row in BFDIA.
- Needle is the only contestant to not be eliminated via lasers (if counting rejoining Cake at Stake).
- Needle was the first contestant to get more than 10 votes.
- In "Insectophobe's Nightmare 3", when Needle is sweating as Coiny threatens to call her "Needy" 3 times in a row, her sweat is Teardrop's asset.
- Needle, along with Pin, Leafy, Pen, and David, were not in Total Firey Island.
- Needle is the first contestant to earn and use a Win Token.
- She is the lowest ranking member of the Grapes, as Flower rejoined the game.
- Needle has the least amount of likes on W.O.A.H. Bunch, at 595 likes.
- Needle was the 17th character made in BFDI.
- Needle is one of the only contestants to keep their original designs throughout BFDI and BFDIA, with the others being Spongy, Firey, and Golf Ball.
- Needle has the same idle throughout the BFDI to BFB intros.
- Needle is one of the two original BFDI contestants in BFB to not be voiced by Cary or Michael Huang, the other one is Ice Cube.
- They are both the two contestants to repeat lines throughout BFDI(A).
- Needle's name was never directly mentioned in BFB until "Get to the Top in 500 Steps".
- In "The Four is Lava", it is revealed that Needle is lava proof.
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| BFDI 12: Blocky • Leafy • Ice Cube • Tennis Ball|
| BFDIA 6: Bomby • Coiny • Needle • Nickel • Pin • Spongy • Yellow Face|
|People in IDFB|
|FreeSmart: Book • Bubble • Ice Cube • Pencil • Ruby|