|“||Holy roly poly crawling in guacamole!||”|
— Nickel, "Why Would You Do This on a Swingset"
Nickel is a male contestant on Battle for Dream Island Again, IDFB, Battle for BFDI, and The Power of Two who could have joined the game in "The Reveal". He was recommended by 4 users, and 2 other alt accounts of Adam Katz. He placed 3rd in voting with 43 votes and lost to Bomby and David. Nickel is also called Dime (recommended by englishcreamcakes) and Quarter (recommended by BlockyCuzco/SammyShinx).
Nickel is similar to the character of the same name from the object show Inanimate Insanity. While confirmed to not be the same character, they have a similar design, personality, and share the same voice actor.
Nickel appears to be a nickel. His main body is silver, and his shading is slate. Up until IDFB, Nickel was a gray recolour of Coiny.
BFDI 12/BFDI 14
- Nickel is named "Quarter".
- Quarter's outlines are loosely drawn.
- Quarter has arms.
- Quarter is renamed "Dime".
- Dime has a more purple-ish tint.
BFDI 17 (Debut)
- Dime is renamed "Nickel".
- Nickel loses his arms.
- When everyone tells Pin to switch, Nickel's outlines are neater.
- During the contest, he regains his loosely drawn outlines.
- When Nickel is digging, he has his neater outlines.
- Nickel regains his loosely drawn outlines.
- Nickel regains his neater outlines.
- Nickel is no longer a recolor of Coiny.
- Nickel now has a shade on his top and bottom (possibly representing an engraving).
- Nickel is a much lighter gray.
- Nickel's shines are simplified.
- Nickel is now orange, making him look like Coiny.
- Nickel is gray again.
Over the series, Nickel has had various changes made to his character.
In BFDIA, Nickel is generally a pessimist, as stated by Pin, while also being one of the more rational and level headed characters in the season. He more often than not has a bored expression whenever onscreen.
In BFB, Nickel seems to be far more erratic than in previous seasons, sometimes spouting nonsensical sayings and phrases. He also cannot easily tell when someone's being sarcastic.
However, Nickel becomes more cynical and unamused after "This Episode Is About Basketball", believing that they won't be able to win challenges and not having as much fun on the show as he did previously. However, his erratic, fun side prevails every once in a while.
Official Character Guide biography
Nickel is a worrier and often doesn't believe in himself. He often suggests giving up, and he is always complaining about how hard things are. Interestingly, he once used to be the exact opposite, always saying "I just know I'M going to win!" He once believed that he would become "the new Coiny", but that dream has since faded.
Due to economic inflation, Nickel is currently worth six cents, and he is forecasted to hit seven in just a few years.
You Don't Say!: Nickel has a way with words! Some of his favorites are:
- Dab it, my boyonocerus!
- Oobily goobily weezer beezers!
- Holy roly poly crawling in my guacamole!
- Battle for Dream Island
- Battle for Dream Island Again
- 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" (flashback)
- "Fortunate Ben"
- "Four Goes Too Far"
- "The Liar Ball You Don't Want" (does not speak)
- "Questions Answered" (does not speak)
- "This Episode Is About Basketball"
- "Enter the Exit"
- "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 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 "A Leg Up in the Race", he is named Quarter and was recommended by BlockyCuzco. He can be seen burning in the stinger.
Battle for Dream Island Again
At the beginning of "Yeah, Who? I Wanna Know", Nickel is confirmed to join BFDIA, getting 892 votes, the second most votes out of all the contestants, only exceeded by Rocky (with 1,008 votes). Nickel originally goes with the new contestants, but shortly afterward switches to the team with season 1 competitors. In the screen montage, Nickel's favorite screen is a happy face. He also tells Pin to switch teams, and she does end up switching. His team of 19 easily beats the other team in the tug of war challenge.
In "Get Digging", numerous clones of Nickel laugh at W.O.A.H. Bunch as they walk to Cake at Stake. When Match asks if her bowl is big enough for the contest, Nickel replies "Nowhere near, but mine is!", but his bowl is still too small, and an even bigger bowl designed by Golf Ball is used instead. Later, Nickel digs underground after Fries demands him to find the ingredients underground.
In "Insectophobe's Nightmare 3", Nickel's team lost the last episode, so they all walk to Cake at Stake. After seeing the multiple Coinies, Pins, and Teardrops, Nickel asks "Where are these guys coming from? This is getting out of control!"
Nickel doesn't receive the prize, however, he is not eliminated either, as he gets the 10th slice of cake. After Dora is eliminated, they do the next challenge, in which they have to destroy the most bugs. Nickel comes up with an idea to use Bomby to kill the bugs. Gelatin and Firey agree and go with Nickel's plan. Firey ignites Bomby, Bomby explodes, and they win the challenge.
In "Zeeky Boogy Doog", Nickel is first seen when Puffball Speaker Box asks him to get Gelatin, Book, Tennis Ball, and Firey off of the Eiffel Tower. He declares it to be too long and far away up, so Pin gets them off the tower instead. Nickel tells Pin to stop shaking the tower because all four of them already fell off the tower and Pin is shaking it for no reason.
Nickel later asks Gelatin if he has more anti-poison, which Gelatin answers by telling him that he only has enough anti-poison to revive one person. Nickel tells him that Teardrop should be revived since she has to spin the prize wheel. Gelatin gives him the syringe with anti-poison and he uses it on Teardrop, who later eats him. Later in the episode, Nickel is revived with the brand new recovery center, thanks to Gelatin. Nickel then revives Yellow Face.
During the challenge, Nickel participates in Golf Ball's plan. He says a few minor things throughout the challenge portion, but in the end, they lose when Coiny throws Bomby in the incinerator, and Nickel is put up for elimination along with everyone on Team No-Name.
In "Get in the Van", Nickel is recovered by Leafy and Bubble. Nickel's team faces Cake at Stake once again. When Firey Speaker Box tells Team No-Name that the cake is Donut's corpse chopped in pieces for everyone, Nickel comments on how it is "kind of gross". The Speaker Box says that Donut was recovered, but Nickel informs the Speaker that he meant the cake was gross, not the fact that Donut is dead. Firey Speaker Box scolds Nickel for not being thankful. Nickel, however, is safe from elimination, only getting 145 dislikes, which is the 3rd least of everybody. He receives a piece of Donut's corpse.
Once the elimination is over, Pin asks Nickel to join W.O.A.H. Bunch, but Nickel points out that Coiny is on her team. Coiny then tells Pin that if he and Nickel get close together, "bad things happen". Pin disregards this and forces Nickel onto her team. When the race to Yoyleland begins, Coiny realizes they're the only team walking, and Nickel asks what else they could do. Nickel also notices that the other two teams are way ahead of them.
In "No More Snow!", after his team reaches the Evil Forest, still just on foot, Nickel says they should probably give up. Pin tells him to stop being pessimistic. Later, they get out of the snow and Nickel happily yells the episode title. His team then falls into the Evil Canyon. Nickel tells Spongy to let them use his body to survive the spikes, saying he'd die either way. Thanks to Coiny, they get to use Spongy's body to save themselves. Nickel then calls Needle "Needy" in order to get slapped out of the canyon. Realizing there was no way to save Needle, Nickel suggests killing and recovering her when they catch up to FreeSmart, which they do. However, once they catch up with what's left of FreeSmart, they learn the HPRC was crushed. The Firey Speaker Box arrives and gives them an HPHPRCC, which they must crank in order to make a HPRC. After hearing how long it could take, Nickel sarcastically responds "Oh great, how fun. I've been reduced to a cranking slave." In the stinger, Nickel tells Match to put out the fire on her head since they're in a forest.
In "It's a Monster", Nickel spends most of the beginning arguing with Match while cranking the HPHPRCC. When they learn that it will either self-destruct or disappear, Nickel says he's feeling lazy and will take his chances. Luckily it disappears. He also celebrates when FreeSmart leaves after they recover their teammates. Later, Nickel tells the team that simply walking to Yoyle Mountain will take a very long time. The rest of the team agrees and decides to threaten Puffball into flying them there, but this plan results in Nickel and his team getting frozen and left behind.
In "The Long-lost Yoyle City", Pin pushes Nickel into Coiny. The scene between them starts to morph, and the characters around them become extremely distorted in appearance, and money begins to shoot out of a portal. During the race to Yoyle Mountain, Nickel doesn't say anything or do much besides cooperating in the contest, which they place 2nd in.
In "Welcome Back", he talks to Pin and notices that she lost her color. He says that her losing her color is like him losing his color, but she is confused as Nickel has always been grey. Pin then explains to Nickel how Golf Ball took her color and used it to give her a new set of limbs, and Nickel isn't seen for the rest of the episode.
Battle for BFDI
In "Getting Teardrop to Talk", Leafy asks Nickel, Cloudy, Gaty, and 8-Ball if they want to be friends with her. Nickel quickly agrees to this. He is also surprised when Cloudy reveals that he has thirty-seven favorite numbers. When picking the teams, Leafy picks Nickel, along with Woody, Cloudy, and Rocky to be on hers as she believes they need assistance. When deciding on the team name, he agrees that the team name, which was just a bunch of whispering until it was called Beep, was perfect. When Cloudy is trying to bring the basket to X, Nickel points out that there's a big distance between the two.
In "Lick Your Way to Freedom", he becomes worried after being told that Four won't like that Roboty is missing. Nickel gets back to licking the jawbreaker until he notices Rocky doesn't have a job yet. After Balloony makes him vomit all over the jawbreaker, claiming that the "salt and vinegar" will speed up the process, Nickel is hesitant to lick it again and is fine with his job being changed. His new job is to get Woody to scream so he can reveal his tongue so Leafy can grab it to lick the jawbreaker. Woody later screams again upon seeing Roboty get crushed. Leafy thinks Nickel made this happen, but he says it wasn't him. However, Woody's tongue quickly goes back into his mouth and Nickel struggles to get him to scream again. Beep loses the challenge, but Four says that the "voters aren't safe". Relieved that they aren't last to finish, Nickel tells Woody to dab. Their celebration ends once Four and X tell them that it was a joke and one of them would be eliminated next episode. In the episode's stinger, Nickel tells David to stop licking the jawbreaker as they've already lost. Unfortunately, doing this leaves Taco stuck in the jawbreaker.
In "Why Would You Do This on a Swingset", after hearing Four singing, Nickel states that Cake at Stake is starting. He is then slapped by him because he said it wrong. When Balloony is being confronted by Four about knowing about EXIT, Nickel asks how many votes they got as a distraction. Nickel is the second safe and receives an earth as a prize. Because of this, he believes he is worth six cents. When Leafy, David, and Roboty are in the bottom three, he says it's down to nature, man, and machine. He thinks the team could do without the machine before being asked by Cloudy what a man is. Nickel refers to David as a man, much to Cloudy's disgust. During the challenge, the tactic that Free Food uses surprises him.
In "Today's Very Special Episode", Nickel notices that the cake they're making for Four is made out of Rocky's vomit. He says that it's gross, but he's actually referring to the cake and how it had no sprinkles, which he adds. They place 4th.
In "Fortunate Ben", during the challenge, Nickel is drawing and nearly loses his paper. When the plane starts malfunctioning, Balloony makes a fake compliment on David's piloting, but Nickel doesn't get that it's sarcasm until Cloudy tells him. When they start falling due to weight on the plane, it takes him a few seconds to realize that his teammates' worries that they're falling isn't sarcasm. Nickel suggests for them to aim the plane for the cliff to delay the impact, but is told by the others they'd be first to hit the ground and lose the challenge if they did. Despite their efforts, they end up hitting the cliff and are up for elimination.
In "Four Goes Too Far", Nickel is the second safe at Cake at Stake again and is turned orange as a prize. Upon hearing that David and Roboty are non-objects, he asks if Four is implying that he's just an object. Four thinks this is criticism and is about to zap him until A Better Name Than That multiply him using Donut and X, much to Nickel's relief. Nickel is one of the characters to get the Twinkle of Contagion but lose it quickly while the characters are arranged in the shape of a heart.
In "The Liar Ball You Don't Want", Nickel can be seen playing with the poppers with the other characters. He then looks at Loser, surprised that he lied. Nickel also leaves the Cake at Stake area when Donut tells everyone to clear the area.
In "This Episode Is About Basketball", after seeing Puffball eat the cakes meant for Foldy and Bell, Nickel says for her to leave some for him. She throws up what's left of the cake, which is followed by him thanking her. During the challenge, Nickel thinks they should just give up after seeing Woody scared to throw the ball. When it's down to Beep and Death P.A.C.T. to finish the challenge and the members of Death P.A.C.T. start throwing balls, Nickel thinks they've lost. He is happy to see that Woody landed a ball in the basket, however, Beep still loses because Death P.A.C.T. threw multiple balls into their baskets, while Beep only threw one. Nickel is shocked to hear they had to throw more than one ball. Nickel is told by X to pay more attention to the challenge rules next time, but he says his rules were kind of hard to follow.
In "Enter the Exit", during Cake at Stake, X excitedly asks if Beep is sitting. Nickel monotonously replies with yes. He is the third safe. When it's between Rocky and David, X asks if they are scared, with Nickel replying that he is a little bored.
In "Get to the Top in 500 Steps", when Leafy rejoins the game, Nickel, along with the rest of Beep, back away from her.
In "What Do You Think of Roleplay?", Nickel attempts to scare Woody with a fork to figure out if he is the impostor or not. Balloony yells at him to not to stab Woody, to which Nickel replies he wasn't going to, but now they know he's real since he screamed in response. Balloony ignores this and still attempts to wrestle the fork from Nickel. They slip and the fork flies in the air and lands on Balloony, popping him. In response, "Rocky" exclaims that the popping was loud. Due to Rocky never talking, Nickel immediately points out Rocky as the impostor.
In "Return of the Rocket Ship", Nickel falls with the rest of Beep into the hole iance dug. Later, he agrees that Balloony is an airhead. When Woody's plan to use Rocky's acid to dig is successful, Nickel tells Woody to "tongue it".
In "Don't Dig Straight Down", Nickel is glad that Rocky's vomit got them out of that dungeon and says it's just smooth sailing from here. Balloony disagrees with Nickel and Nickel asks what he meant. He then realizes that they are about to land on Rocky's acid. Cloudy is scared that they will disintegrate, but Nickel does not know why he feels that way and points out he can fly, now that his bandages are gone. Cloudy realizes it and Nickel tells others to grab onto Cloudy.
Later, when Nickel sees Naily failing, he isn't concerned about her. Instead, he asks about the heat and notices the lava above them and tells Cloudy to turn around. When they are trapped, Cloudy says they need to get Rocky to barf more acid, to which Balloony replied that his stomach is empty. Nickel then jokingly suggests that Rocky needs a refill. Balloony misinterprets it and assumes Nickel volunteered to be eaten by Rocky. Nickel tries to correct Balloony, but gets eaten by Rocky anyway.
In "The Escape from Four", Nickel is recovered by Four. He is later seen walking with the other contestants to inspect Four as he struggles to suck up Spongy. Nickel leaves Four's show to join TPOT after seeing Two turn the sun into a spike ball to hit Four with.
Battle for Dream Island: The Power of Two
In "You Know Those Buttons Don't Do Anything, Right?", when Two is atop the building, they tell Nickel to get everyone up for Cake at Stake, but Nickel can't hear them. When on the building, he asks them why they're doing Cake at Stake before being reminded about the debut. During the final three with Winner, Price Tag and Nonexisty, Nickel says he can only see two, to which Two takes as compliment to themself. Before the team picking, he asks about how many teams there'll be. Book chooses Nickel onto her team since they both cranked the HPHPRCC in "It's a Monster", with the latter saying it sucked. Nickel's confident that their name will be good until it becomes Just Not. During the challenge, he follows his team into the elevator. On the way up, it gets stuck due to Snowball prying the doors open. Thanks to Snowball and Basketball, the elevator gets fixed and they end up being the fourth team to reach the top. He's later seen yelling at Two with other contestants for not projecting their voice.
In "The Worst Day of Black Hole's Life", Nickel is first seen walking to the elevator to make use of their remaining free time before the intro. During the challenge, Nickel, Price Tag, and Cake suspect Tree of wanting to knock down their stack. He instead intends to steal their blocks, and does so with little resistance. The three then decide they should defend their stake in case someone else tries doing the same thing, but Price Tag ends leaving immediately afterwards. Later, Nickel, Cake, and Book discuss where most of their teammates went. When the challenge is almost over, Nickel and Cake attempt to defend their stack from Remote but she kicks it down. Bomby and Book manage to stack up six blocks just in time, so their team is safe.
- Main article: Nickel/Relationships
|18||43 (to join)|
|1||892 (joined BFDIA)|
|3||207 likes, 131 dislikes|
|5a||273 likes, 145 dislikes|
- "Half a Loaf Is Better Than None": Walks into a vat of hydrochloric acid.
- "Bowling, Now with Explosions!": May have burned to death while trapped in a large metal box.
- "Reveal Novum": Is crushed in the LOL by the sun.
- "Zeeky Boogy Doog":
- "Don't Dig Straight Down": Eaten by Rocky.
- "Last BFDI": Turns into Coiny when Fries' fries fall on him.
- "If Among Us Was a BFDI Challenge": Sucked into Black Hole.
|Character||Number of times killed||Episodes|
|Balloony||1||"What Do You Think of Roleplay?"|
- Nickel is one of the few contestants who are a form of currency, the others are Coiny and Ruby.
- He is also the only currency character who's armless and has a name that doesn't end in y.
- Nickel is one of the four contestants who received a change in limbs after already debuting as a potential contestant (in Nickel's case, he lost his arms in BFDIA 1). The other three are Tree, Fanny, and Lightning.
- He is also the only non-Death Pact again member to do this.
- Nickel is one of the eight contestants who received a design change between IDFB and BFB, along with Grassy, Saw, Lightning, Gaty, Blocky, Flower, and Marker.
- He and Flower are also the only ones outside of the TLC who had this happen.
- Nickel is one of the two contestants who died in a way other than being exposed to lava in "Don't Dig Straight Down" (he got eaten by Rocky so he could produce acid), the other is Bomby. Although Bomby's fuse was exposed to the lava.
- If this fact is considered, Nickel is the only contestant whose death had nothing to do with lava.
- Nickel is the first character to have their inanimate counterparts be used for Cake at Stake (which was used in BFDI 15). The second was Salt Lamp, where their inanimate counterpart was used in the "How Loe Can You Grow?" Cake at Stake.
- Nickel got into season two with the second-highest number of votes: 892. The only competitor to beat him was Rocky, with 1,008 votes.
- Nickel is the only BFDIA character on Beep.
- Nickel and Cake are the only two contestants in BFB to receive the same number of votes at an elimination, with 826 votes each.
- Nickel is the only former member of Beep that switched to TPOT who doesn't compete on The S!.
- Nickel's favorite screen, as seen in "Yeah, Who? I Wanna Know", is a smiley face.
- In "Get in the Van", Coiny said that when he and Nickel get close to each other, "bad things" happen. When Pin made Nickel stand next to Coiny, the area around them started to blur, proving that what Coiny stated was true.
- As seen in "The Long-lost Yoyle City", when he and Coiny are near each other, a portal is formed and various coins and dollar bills explode out of the portal.
- In "Welcome Back", he says that Pin lost her color just like him. This could mean that he used to be a coin and then lost his color to make him look like a nickel.
- It could also be seen as a reference to how he said he would be the new Coiny.
- Nickel has a different, much deeper voice in "The Reveal".
- In "Getting Teardrop to Talk" his body appearance changes, looking more realistic.
- He is the first character to have a line not spoken by either Michael or Cary Huang, as he is voiced by Adam Katz. This is also a reference to Nickel from Inanimate Insanity.
- Nickel has been eaten by contestants twice, those being Teardrop and Rocky.
- One of Nickel's catchphrases, that being 'Holy roly poly crawling in guacamole', is a reference to episode twelve of Inanimate Insanity, in which the subtitles say the exact same thing. This could also be a reference to a running gag in Eddsworld where Tom shouts "Holy ___ in a ___!" when something unfortunate happens.
- Satomi had confirmed that Nickel is one of her least favorite characters, as the reason Beep kept losing was because she hoped that he would get voted out. She then states that she regrets it and it won't happen again.
- Ironically, Nickel would end up becoming Satomi's favorite character for a brief time during TPOT 1's production before she later revealed her favorite being Saw again. 
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|BFDIA 6: Firey • Tennis Ball • Rocky • Golf Ball • Gelatin • Fries|
|BFDIA 6: Bomby • Coiny • Needle • Nickel • Pin • Spongy • Yellow Face|
|People in IDFB|
|FreeSmart: Book • Bubble • Ice Cube • Pencil • Ruby|
BFB 16: Balloony • Cloudy • Nickel • Rocky • Woody