|“||Shut up and get in the van!||”|
— Pencil, "Get in the Van"
Pencil appears to be a No. 2 graphite pencil, a pencil most commonly used for writing. Her tip is beige, her graphite is a dark grey, and her main body is 3 shades of orange. Her metal is silver, and her eraser is pink. Between BFDI and BFDIA, her eyes and mouth were moved closer together.
- Pencil's eraser outlines are loosely drawn.
BFDI 24-BFDIA 3
- Pencil's eraser outlines are more uniform.
- Pencil's mouth is located higher.
BFDIA 4-BFDIA 5e
- Pencil's metal has its edges more roundish.
- Pencil's darker shade is a bit reddish-orange kind of color.
In Battle for Dream Island, Pencil was usually nice to most of the other contestants, with a few exceptions such as Ice Cube (before she substituted Match in the alliance), Blocky, and mainly, Spongy. She usually stuck around her alliance and would stick up for the other members if anyone harassed them, as seen in episodes like "Don't Lose Your Marbles" where she called out Snowball for popping Bubble.
In Battle for Dream Island Again, Pencil started building more rivalries with other characters and took over as the alliance leader, forming FreeSmart. She also notably exhibits more sociopathic tendencies, from leaving Team No-Name behind inside Evil Leafy to win, to being much more manipulative, as well as being much crueler, as she does actions ranging from not caring about Gelatin saving Match's life in "Zeeky Boogy Doog", berating Bubble for popping, and in "No More Snow!", yelling at Ruby to the point of tears. Even then, she cared for her alliance members.
In IDFB, Pencil more or less acts the same, but is much nicer towards her alliance. In "Welcome Back", Pencil reveals that she doesn't really care about Match being trapped in the TLC, and calls her a little too "needy".
In Battle for BFDI, Pencil seems to be bossier and more manipulative, seeing that she tells Lightning to shock anyone she doesn't like (e.g.: Spongy, Flower, Fanny). She also verbally berated her alliance-mates to a higher extent, as she demoted Bubble to "bember" for trying to stop Lightning from zapping Flower. In the same episode, she proceeded to tease Bubble of her nickname when she tries to convince Lightning not to zap Fanny.
Pencil acts noticeably more calm since she joined the EXIT. Leafy explained to Four that Pencil likes to exclude anyone who isn't apart of her clique, being her alliance, or in this case gender. This holds true based on her behavior in past seasons. Pencil shows that she's still very loyal to her alliance, this being her reason to rejoin BFB.
Official Character Guide biography
Pencil is a typical No. 2 pencil with a graphite tip. You probably have one in your backpack! Pencil is a born leader, but she can be very demanding.
Pencil uses Lightning to shock anyone who annoys her, especially Flower, Fanny and Spongy. Pencil is an expert at staring contests, even managing to out-stare the legendary David himself.
Did You Know?: Pencil won Total Firey Island, a BFDI-esque comic strip that came before BFDI, making her the first winner of all-time.
- "X Finds Out His Value" (asset)
- 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"
- "Bridge Crossing"
- "Power of Three"
- "Puzzling Mysteries"
- "Cycle of Life"
- "Insectophobe's Nightmare"
- "A Leg Up in the Race"
- "Don't Lose Your Marbles"
- "Half a Loaf Is Better Than None"
- "Bowling, Now with Explosions!"
- "The Reveal"
- "Reveal Novum"
- "Rescission" (eliminated)
- "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" (eliminated)
- "Why Would You Do This on a Swingset" (goof)
- "Fortunate Ben" (flashback)
- "Questions Answered" (flashback)
- "Enter the Exit"
- "Get to the Top in 500 Steps"
- "Return of the Rocket Ship" (cameo, voting screen)
- "Don't Dig Straight Down" (flashback)
- "The Four is Lava" (happy thought)
- "The Escape from Four"
- "X Marks the Spot" (mentioned)
- "Who Stole Donut's Diary?" (flashback, cameo)
- Non-canon appearances
Battle for Dream Island
In "Take the Plunge: Part 1", Pencil is first seen with Match, talking about Flower's fear of bugs. Both of them yell when Ice Cube accidentally pops Bubble while hugging her. During the challenge, Bubble, Pencil, and Match all make an alliance. Ice Cube, eager to join, asks them if she could join, just before Pencil is knocked off the beam with new alliance members, Bubble and Match. Pencil angrily refuses to let Ice Cube in the alliance.
In "Take the Plunge: Part 2", Ice Cube complains about Pencil not letting her join Pencil's alliance when Leafy chooses her for Leafy's team, because of this, Pencil is chosen to be on Pin's team. And when Pin has trouble deciding who to choose, Pencil whispers for her to choose Bubble, which Pin does. Then, Pencil chooses Match next since she's in their alliance.
Pencil is shocked when Pin belittles the contestants, displayed with her mouth being wide open. Pencil babbles along with everyone else about the team name, making the Speaker choose the teams, dubbing Pencil's team the Squishy Cherries.
During the process of the boat being made, Pin makes Pen, Match, and Pencil be oars, and Pen is shown to be happy about this, while Pencil only shows a look of annoyance. Pencil goes through the hole in the boat, making Firey command her to stay there. She looks worried when Ice Cube, Leafy, and Coiny are about to crash into their boat, screaming along with the rest of her team.
Pencil swims towards the finish line once Pen brings up the idea, she tries to encourage Match to swim with her, yet she doesn't leave Pencil to go on without her. Pencil's team wins, leaving her immune from elimination and not being first eliminated on the battle for Dream Island, the first to go was in fact Flower, unless counting returns, otherwise Woody would be the first to go.
In "Barriers and Pitfalls", Pencil was sent by Pin to find Blocky, although she wanted to stay with her alliance. Once Pencil found the fish that supposedly ate Blocky, she tried doing a dance to make it open its mouth, although the fish then tries eating her. After being freed from the fish, Pencil and her alliance went as fast as possible and did not help the opposing team. When Pencil tries jumping through the falling obstacle, she gets dulled. She falls along with the alliance when Rocky breaks their line.
In "Are You Smarter Than a Snowball?", she does not take the test (drawing a doodle instead), but when Match plays around with her mini-Match (while playing Spongy Cake, and Pencil warned her), their tests were caught on fire, so they did not turn them in (resulting in no score).
In "Sweet Tooth", she is able to hallucinate Match. She complains about Bubble being "dumb", however, Pencil realizes Bubble is not "dumb" later in the episode. Pencil uses one of Leafy's cakes for the challenge and gets a low score of 13.
In "Crybaby!", she was the only female contestant to choose Snowball on the team along with Pen and Eraser. Match and Bubble were not very happy. Pencil has a hard time crying, skiing, and hand-standing.
In "Half a Loaf Is Better Than None", Pencil tries to get Match out of a cliff and calls Bubble to help her. She is upset when Match is eliminated and is seen cheering for Match to rejoin in the 1st contest. She is seen trying to retrieve marbles from the acid vat and dies. She tries to use Alliance Power to jump over a variable height hurdle but ultimately fails.
In "The Reveal", Pencil demands springy shoes from Leafy after she gave some to Bubble. Leafy takes Bubble's springy shoes from her so Pencil can have them, but Bubble later gets them back. At Cake at Stake, Pencil's no vote streak was broken (even her first voter, englishcreamcakes, got mentioned) but she is still safe with 38 votes. Pencil and Bubble do very well in the frisbee-throwing contest and both get 200 points.
In "The Return of the Hang Glider", She tries to vote for Bubble but instead votes for Leafy in fear of being slapped. She talks one of the last ever words on BFDI season one.
Battle for Dream Island Again
In "Get Digging", Pencil kicks Ice Cube out of her alliance. She is assigned to add the ingredients to the team's Yoyle Stew along with Ruby and Match, which they do a terrible job on. In the process, Pencil invites Ruby into her alliance and plans on reviving Bubble.
In "Insectophobe's Nightmare 3", Pencil's alliance does not participate in the contest. Pencil has a conference with Ruby, Pencil decides to finally revive Bubble and explains to her why Ruby should be in the alliance. She assigns Book and Ice Cube as alternates to her alliance.
In "Zeeky Boogy Doog", Pencil saves Gelatin's life. She later scolds Ruby for reviving Flower. At the challenge, she practices freedom of speech which gets her dragged into the incinerator.
In "BFDIA 5b", Pencil is not a playable character but is coded into the game. She plays similarly to Match.
In "No More Snow!", Pencil asks Ruby to press a button, which they have a hard time doing so, which then zaps her, killing her.
In "The Long-lost Yoyle City", Pencil finally gets out of the Goiky Canal. She gets sawed due to a fish monster getting her stuck. She does not drive the supervan up the mountain and delays Team No-Name from reaching the summit.
In "Welcome Back", Pencil is preparing to eat her gumdrops but realizes that Ruby forgot to remove the Lens Cap from the camera. Shortly after, she realizes that all the video diaries are black screens and assumes viewers do not know who was eliminated in BFDIA 6. When Ruby pulls out the BFDIA 6 results, Pencil demands them but ends up falling down the Yoyle Needy.
Book saves her life, and the two walk to recover Ice Cube, Ruby, and Bubble. They talk about Match, but Pencil complains about Match being too needy. She licks in order to recover Ice Cube.
Battle for BFDI
In "Getting Teardrop to Talk", she reunites with her alliance from previous seasons. She proved to be meaner than usual, as she demoted Bubble from a member of the alliance to a bember. She also used Lightning to zap other contestants. She formed a team called iance, with her alliance, sparing Book and Ice Cube, who found the alliance unhealthy and joined Gaty's team, which is . The team also consisted of Snowball, Fanny, Flower, and Lightning. In the first contest, she jumps and hopes to reach the basket hundreds of feet in the air. She also made Bubble cry by zapping Fanny with Lightning. These behaviors made her disliked. When her team lost the first challenge, she was voted out with 4,595 votes, the first off the show. She is placed 64th.
Pencil is not seen throughout the series after her elimination until "Enter the Exit". She appears in the EXIT along with Leafy, Bracelety, and Liy. She complaining about males in "an all-girl classroom" and the class in general. She was given a chance to rejoin the battle, but she failed to rejoin in "Get to the Top in 500 Steps" with only 3712 votes. She appears again in BFB 15 in Ice Cubes happy thought, where she is burned.
In "The Escape From Four", Pencil was first listening to Loser reading Donut's Diary out loud, and suggests that he should lower down his voice because they can hear him. When 8-Ball said he can't hear Pencil, she grabs a stethoscope and said she wanted to listen to the "celebrity's juiciest secrets", thinking Loser was reading his own diary. Match shortly after wanted to hear too and grabs one of the parts of the stethoscope to hear him. After listening to the journal entries stated by Loser, she and Match were shocked and Match asked her when did Loser combine with Four, and replied she doesn't know, but screamed Donut's name as Loser said it was his last entry.
Pencil later appeared looking at Stapy who was struggling to pile up some things, and Pencil suggested that Loser should climb instead because he's smaller, and the plan worked. However, when Liy was asked to throw more things, she claimed that there's nothing else to throw, and came up with the idea to use Match and Pencil to lift Loser up since they're the tallest. Pencil replies with a bored sigh, but when she heard that they would get demoted to "bember", she climbed up immediately, not wanting to be demoted. When Spongy was halfway sucked into Four's body, Pencil realizes Spongy just got eliminated, which grosses her out. When she heard that they should climb on him, Pencil disagrees and tells Liy she can't do that. She then says she's bailing and jumps off as Match follows, leaving Loser on his own.
- Main article: Pencil/Relationships
|17||38 (her first votes ever)|
|21||60 (to rejoin)|
|1||320 (joined BFDIA)|
|3||146 likes, 172 dislikes|
|5a||236 likes, 213 dislikes|
|11||3,712 (to rejoin)|
- "Insectophobe's Nightmare": May have died when she's pushed off a cliff by Ice Cube (debatable).
- "Lofty": Dies in Bomby's explosion.
- "Don't Lose Your Marbles": Is killed by Remote's acid.
- "Half a Loaf Is Better Than None":
- Falls down a cliff.
- Walks into a vat of acid.
- "Insectophobe's Nightmare 2": Is devoured by bugs (off-screen).
- "Zeeky Boogy Doog": Is thrown into an incinerator by Tennis Ball.
- "No More Snow!": Is disintegrated by a random laser.
- "It's a Monster": Drowns in the Goiky Canal hundreds of times.
- "The Long-lost Yoyle City": Sawed in half by FreeSmart.
- "Thanks for 20,000 subscribers! (Last BFDI)": Turns into Pen when a cap lands on her head.
- "Battle for Dream Island: Official Character Guide/Instagram Promotion": Sliced in two by Bomby with Saw.
Total kills: 125
|Character||Number of times killed||Episodes|
|Blocky||1||"Don't Lose Your Marbles" (along with Leafy)|
"Zeeky Boogy Doog" (along with Match and Pin)
|Firey||2||"Don't Lose Your Marbles" (along with Leafy and Blocky)|
|Golf Ball||1||"Get in the Van" (along with FreeSmart and Evil Leafy)|
|Ice Cube||2||"Don't Lose Your Marbles" (along with Firey, Blocky, and Leafy)|
"Bowling, Now with Explosions!"
|Pin||1||"No More Snow!" (along with Ruby and Book)|
|Remote||1||"Don't Lose Your Marbles" (along with Leafy and Blocky)|
|Rocky||2||"Get in the Van" (along with FreeSmart and Evil Leafy)|
|Snowball||1||"Don't Lose Your Marbles" (along with Blocky and Leafy)|
|Tennis Ball||1||"Get in the Van" (along with FreeSmart and Evil Leafy)|
|RCs||107||107 recommended characters from "Rescission"|
- Running gag: She likes to say "______ yeah yeah yeah! ______ yeah yeah yeah! So we can win the contest! SO WE CAN WIN THE CONTEST!"
- She currently has the least amount of votes to be eliminated, at only 4,595 votes. This is slightly lower than 8-Ball, who got 4,814 elimination votes.
- Pencil enjoys chanting as seen in "Barriers and Pitfalls", "Reveal Novum", "Gardening Hero", "The Long-lost Yoyle City", and "Enter the Exit".
- In "The Escape From Four", Spongy's hole that everyone in the exit went through was small, but if Pencil and Match decided to climb through him, they would've done it with ease as both characters are thin enough to go through despite a small space.
- As mentioned in the doodle in "Are You Smarter Than a Snowball?", Pencil loves chocolate.
- Pencil spent the most time on the Squishy Cherries, due to her being picked first and having no votes during the eliminations.
- Pencil's elimination in BFDI is considered unique:
- She was inappropriate for elimination, as she won the previous challenge; She was put up for elimination because her points exceeded the two-digit limit (105 -> 5), resetting back to the first few numbers.
- She was the last contestant to be eliminated before the point system was removed.
- In Total Firey Island, Pencil was supposed to win the competition making her the first object winner ever.
- Pencil, Spongy, and Blocky are the only characters with more than a hundred kills.
- Pencil seems to love fuzzy stuff. In "Reveal Novum", Pencil voted for Tennis Ball despite saying that he was so "fuzzy and everything", and in "Insectophobe's Nightmare 3", Puffball won a personal speaker box and Pencil commented on it being fuzzy.
- Pencil holds the record for going the longest time in season 1 without getting any votes, at 1 year and 3 months, or 15 episodes. However, on April 1st, 2011, her streak was broken. Englishcreamcakes cast the first ever vote for Pencil. She got 37 other votes as well for episode 17.
- Oddly, she was the first contestant to receive the most votes in BFB.
- Pencil is the contestant with the most colors, apart from speaking Puffball, with 7 colors.
- In BFDI, sometimes Pencil and Match's mouths are seen connected into one.
- According to some information in Cary Huang's video "Yoyle City: Behind the Scenes", Pencil is about 1.7 meters tall, as her height is proportional to human sizes, not pencil sizes.
- This would mean that the FreeSmart Supervan would be 5 meters long.
- Pencil's possible favorite or least favorite color is brown, as shown in "Are You Smarter Than a Snowball?".
- The first version of Pencil had an upside down body and no arms. Pencil 1.0 was officially called "scary".
- Pencil has broken her tip only once, in "Barriers and Pitfalls".
- Pencil shares her scream with Firey, as seen in "Welcome Back".
- Pencil has been shown to somehow dislike Match, as shown in "Welcome Back".
- Pencil's darkest shade (base) has become a vivid salmon color in IDFB than her usual dark orange.
- Pencil was the first contestant eliminated in Battle for BFDI.
- This makes her the lowest ranking female, contestant with all limbs, and contestant competing in BFDI and BFDIA.
- Pencil probably doesn't like tacos as she said she was glad she didn't choose the taco contest in "Vomitaco", despite also being disgusted with the barf bag contest.
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| BFDI 12: Bubble • Eraser • Match • Pen • Pencil • Snowball • Rocky|
|Current: Book • Bubble • Ice Cube • Match • Pencil • Ruby|
|People in IDFB|
|FreeSmart: Book • Bubble • Ice Cube • Pencil • Ruby|