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And David, for your very first contest, you did surprisingly well.

Reveal Novum (Latin for "New Reveal") is the 18th episode of Battle for Dream Island. It was released on June 1, 2011. A recommended character debuted.


Before the intro

The episode begins with the eliminated contestants in the TLC chatting. Blocky states that it's imperative to exit the TLC, while Golf Ball complains this is the result of his recent re-elimination. Flower complains to the others that she's been in it for 16 months. Flower then freaks out and tries to open the lid, only to find it's sealed shut. Pin suggests escaping when the TLC opens its lid for the standard five minutes a day. Announcer jumps in and asks the eliminated contestants to stop planning to escape the TLC. Coiny then gets worried since he called the Announcer something many times in the TLC. As he is about to say the name he chose for Announcer, he is cut off by the intro.

Cake at Stake

The contestants are chatting among themselves when the Announcer announces Cake at Stake. Tennis Ball is scared while Leafy reassures him everything is fine. The Announcer spoke of the extreme budget cuts and says only one recommended character per person was allowed. Instead of a cake, a cracker is used, which Pencil thinks is funny. Bubble panics about elimination despite being safe. Firey, Spongy, Pencil, Rocky, and Bubble get a cracker piece. The voting begins. Firey votes for Ice Cube for being his opposite. Bubble votes Tennis Ball since Leafy was nice to her and Ice Cube is in her alliance. Pencil votes for TB as well despite liking him. Spongy and Rocky vote for Leafy, since she is the only one that has arms. Since Leafy and Tennis Ball are tied in votes, a tiebreaker of jumping across a ledge occurs. Tennis Ball jumps, but falls into the ledge, hitting a ladder on a fulcrum, causing scissors to fly up, cutting a string attached to a hammer, which hits Leafy across a ledge, keeping her in the game. A cracker on a string appears, but she chokes on it (and possibly spits it out of her mouth). Tennis Ball falls right into the TLC, eliminated.

Contestant Votes Percentage of votes Total votes
IceCube TeamIcon.png Ice Cube 1 20% 50
TennisBall TeamIcon.png Tennis Ball 2 40% 125
Leafy TeamIcon.png Leafy 2 40% 35


Pencil is excited that Tennis Ball left, but is cut off shortly after by the Announcer reminding them someone is joining. The Announcer announces another Cake at Stake. The 30 potential joiners gather, and The Announcer reveals 450 votes were cast. The person who joins also gets a yellow tomato, which the possible joining contestants seem excited about. Roboty only got 2 votes and is subsequently eliminated. Naily, Tree, Barf Bag, and Saw only got 3 votes (they begin to pummel the announcer before being hurled out). Cloudy and Bell only got 4 and are then blown away by Fanny. Clock and Basketball got 5, while Balloony, Eggy, and Pillow got 6. Remote, Grassy, and Pie got 7. At the halfway mark, Nickel emphasizes that he will win. 8-Ball ironically got 8 votes along with Dictionary who speaks that her definition says she will win BFDI. Taco and Marker got 9 votes along with Dora. Fanny got 10 votes, Robot Flower and Nonexisty got 11 (Ruby states that The Announcer might've misaimed because Nonexisty is non-existent). TV shows a program about winning Dream Island in episode 1 of his new show, to be cut off by The Announcer with 13 votes. TV shows something (possibly Flower's announcer crusher) squashing The Announcer on his screen, to the enjoyment of Flower within the TLC, TV is eliminated. Fries, despite being the only cannibal on the show, got 17 votes and is eliminated. Ruby got 22 votes, but had multiple voting been allowed, she would've joined with 206 votes, but The Announcer says it doesn't, and Ruby is eliminated. Evil Leafy got only 34 votes from people who appreciated her evilness. Nickel is told he may be the new Coiny, but that he isn't a new contestant with 43 votes. By a vote of 73 to 102, Bomby is evicted and explodes in the sky, and David joins the game. The other recommended characters are sent to the Locker of Losers.

(Italic means the character joins the game)

Contestant Votes Percentage Total votes
Roboty TeamIcon.png Roboty 2 0.44% 2
Naily TeamIcon.png Naily 3 0.67% 3
Tree TeamIcon.png Tree 3 0.67% 3
BarfBag TeamIcon.png Barf Bag 3 0.67% 3
Saw TeamIcon.png Saw 3 0.67% 3
Cloudy TeamIcon.png Cloudy 4 0.89% 4
Bell TeamIcon.png Bell 4 0.89% 4
Clock TeamIcon.png Clock 5 1.11% 5
Basketball TeamIcon.png Basketball 5 1.11% 5
Balloony TeamIcon.png Balloony 6 1.33% 6
Eggy TeamIcon.png Eggy 6 1.33% 6
Pillow TeamIcon.png Pillow 6 1.33% 6
Remote TeamIcon.png Remote 7 1.56% 7
Grassy TeamIcon.png Grassy 7 1.56% 7
Pie TeamIcon.png Pie 7 1.56% 7
8Ball TeamIcon.png 8-Ball 8 1.78% 8
Book TeamIcon.png Book 8 1.78% 8
Taco TeamIcon.png Taco 9 2% 9
Marker TeamIcon.png Marker 9 2% 9
Dora TeamIcon.png Dora 9 2% 9
Fanny TeamIcon.png Fanny 10 2.22% 10
RobotFlower TeamIcon.png Robot Flower 11 2.44% 11
Nonexisty TeamIcon.png Nonexisty 11 2.44% 11
TV TeamIcon.png TV 13 2.89% 13
Fries TeamIcon.png Fries 17 3.78% 17
Ruby TeamIcon.png Ruby 22 4.89% 22
EvilLeafy TeamIcon.png Evil Leafy 34 7.56% 34
Nickel TeamIcon.png Nickel 43 9.56% 43
Bomby TeamIcon.png Bomby 73 16.22% 73
David TeamIcon.png David 102 22.67% 141
Total 450 (162 more votes than last time) 100% 1,686

New point system

The point system is updated with only 2-digit numbers being allowed due to budget cuts. Bubble says "Oh no!" as the 2 from her 200 points fall off, resulting in her being last place with 0 points.

Results Score 2-digit s. board Earn Changes Pos.
Pencil 245 45 (-200) (2nd↓) 60 5 8th↓
Bubble 200 0 (-200) (7th↓) 15 15 4th↑
Rocky 143 43 (-100) (3rd) 15 58 2nd↑
Spongy 103 3 (-100) (5th↓) 5 8 6th↓
Firey 101 1 (-100) (6th↓) 5 6 7th↓
David 0 0 (7th) 30 30 3rd↑
Ice Cube -873 73 (+946) (1st↑) 5 78 1st↑
Leafy -1008 8 (+1016) (4th↑) 5 13 5th↓

Bold name means the contestant was first place in the challenge.

Italic name means the contestant is currently in the danger zone.

Strikeout name means the contestant will be eliminated in the next episode.


The next challenge is a staring contest (recommended by CPFAN2000).

  • Round 1: Ice Cube vs. Rocky: Rocky barfed on Ice Cube's face (making her blink obviously), which led him to win the round. (losers discuss getting out once more).
  • Pencil vs. Spongy: While the losers discuss how to get out, Spongy can't stand anymore and blinks, giving Pencil the win.
  • Firey vs. David: David uses his angry face to scare Firey into blinking, so David wins.
  • Leafy vs. Bubble: Bubble was talking about her springy shoes. Leafy assumed she liked them, but she said they were making it harder for her to stare, so she threw them over her back Leafy blinked with surprise, and Bubble wins, making Leafy angry. Coiny and Blocky discuss escaping and falling into the water.
  • Round 2: Rocky vs. Pencil: Rocky attempted to barf on Pencil, but Pencil dodged all of the barf and threw it back in his face. Pencil wins. (It then cuts to the losers begin pushing TLC down the hill)
  • David vs. Bubble: David wins, again using his angry face to scare Bubble into blinking.
  • Final round – Pencil vs. David: Pencil is immune to "Evil David" (Losers meanwhile fail to escape and land the TLC into the water). Pencil taunts David by chanting that she can win if he closes his eyes. The round skips to the 11th-hour mark, as the losers almost drown, only to be saved by the sun pushing up the TLC. Due to being allergic to sunrises, David blinks, and Pencil wins the tournament. However, due to the scoreboard only holding 2-digit numbers, ironically, Pencil's points for winning cause her to be in the bottom 3.


In the end, the LOL gets crushed by the sun when it set with the TLC on it, continuing from the last episode (from the sunrise). Everyone in the LOL screams in pain.


Voice actor Roles
Cary Huang Match/Pin/Coiny/Tennis Ball/Ice Cube/Needle/Rocky/Barf Bag
Michael Huang Blocky/Golf Ball/Flower/Pen/Pencil/Leafy/Bubble/Firey/Fanny/David/Ruby/Clock/Book/Robot Flower/David/Snowball/Eraser/Spongy
Adam Katz Nickel
AT&T/NaturalReader Mike Announcer
Google Translate Dora
  • Woody, Naily, Tree, Saw, Cloudy, Bell, Balloony, Basketball, Eggy, Pillow, Remote, Grassy, Pie, 8-Ball, Taco, Marker, Fries, and Bomby appear; however, they do not speak.


  • The Cake at Stake theme is played twice.
  • According to Cary, the episode was difficult to make and he and Michael were unsure if the episode was to be completed in time.
  • It is approximately 10:10 am when the 2nd Cake At Stake is commencing, as seen on Clock's time.
  • The TLC somehow has a TV in it, seeing as Flower commented on viewing TV's program of squashing the Announcer. This also means TV's screen is broadcast within the BFDI universe, or Flower could have looked through the little window shown later.
  • Fries and Dora both have bizarre eating addictions: Fries is a cannibal who eats fries himself, while Dora eats islands.
  • Because the Announcer is voiced by a text-to-speech program, when he tells Ruby that she didn't get enough votes, he says: "Despite you're pleads to join please please," wrongly saying "you're" instead of "your". This can be heard because the TTS program makes it sound like "You are".
  • This episode reveals that David is allergic to sunrises.
  • Starting this episode, viewers could only recommend only one character per episode.
  • This is the second episode with the word "reveal" in the title. The first is "The Reveal".
  • The 2017 thumbnail gives away that David debuted.
  • When the scoreboard was downgraded, Ice Cube caused the largest change in points ever in BFDI, with -873 becoming 73 (+900), causing Icy to be in the lead.
  • Tennis Ball was wrongly eliminated. The Announcer said, "whoever jumps the ledge first is safe, and the other one is eliminated". Tennis Ball jumped and it was never specified that they had to make it to the other side. And even if they did have to touch the other side, Leafy didn't jump.
  • Roboty was the only character to have gotten under 3 votes, with 2, Saw, Tree, Naily, and Barf Bag only got 3 votes. The top three votes for joining character were 3rd Nickel with 42 votes, 2nd Bomby with 73, and David debuted with 103 votes.
  • The LOL makes its first appearance.
  • The music that plays when Robot Flower screams is the same music that plays during the end credits (Smaller Cap = Less Plastic).
  • The TLC seems to be heat-resistant because when the sun carried the TLC on, it didn't melt or warp.
  • Dictionary held an assortment of entries:
    • Clock: used to tell the time. Clocks like to think that watches are wannabes, but how do they know it's not the other way around?
    • Cloudy: is white when happy, a rain cloud when sad, and a thundercloud when angry. This guy has serious mood swings!
    • Coiny: likes to slap Firey. But what I don't get is how to slap fire. Won't your hand just go right through? Whatever.
    • David: a dumb stick figure who supposedly is "pure evil".
    • Dictionary: the one who will win Dream Island.
    • Dora: a weird squeaking blob of flesh. They say she speaks "perfect Spanish"... but seriously, who can understand that hideous thing?
    • Eggy: Cracks to[sic] easily. Notice Eggy has no whites or yolks within her.
    • Eraser: thinks that pink is manly. Also experiences extreme pain when he rubs against anything, because bits of him come right off.
    • Evil Leafy: Leafy wannabe. What a loser.
    • Fanny: Uses blades that chop the air to create an uneven air flow. Not very comfortable.
    • Firey: Firey is fiery. Note that they are spelled differently.
    • Flower: the only contestant to be in the Tiny Loser Chamber for sixteen months... so far.
    • Fries: Eats fries. See fries.
    • Golf Ball: is a girl, but sounds like a boy. Also has 336 dimples. In short, an ugly menace.
    • Grassy: is very good at camouflaging. Also contains many chlorophyll molecules (C₅₅H₇₂O₅N₄Mg).
    • Ice Cube: can shatter.
  • When Bubble said "Oh no" when she fell into the danger zone, it was her old voice before the "oi" sound was introduced.
  • For some reason, the .fla for this episode was released some time after all of the other season 1 .fla files were released.
  • This is one of the stingers that take place in the day. This time, it's evening.
  • Teardrop is the only eliminated contestant who didn't appeared in this episode.
  • 8-Ball, Balloony, Cloudy, Dora, and Saw die for the first time.
    • This is also the only episode that Dora and Saw have died in.

Continuity references

  • A lot of the episode is spent on the previously eliminated contestants trying to escape the Tiny Loser Chamber.
  • Golf Ball points out that Blocky left the TLC in BFDI 9.
  • Flower says she's been in the TLC for 16 months.
  • The TLC lid opening for 5 minutes a day is mentioned for the first and only time since "Bridge Crossing".
  • The Announcer mentions budget cuts for the first time, which will happen more in the following episodes.
  • Firey votes Ice Cube for being his opposite, just like how he took off 100 points from her in "Bowling, Now with Explosions!" for the same reason.
  • Bubble decides not to vote for Leafy because of the gift she gave her in the last episode.
  • Nickel still wants to join to replace Coiny.
  • The Announcer mentions how Ruby said "Please, please" in her audition.
  • Spongy's lines at the end of the episode during the voting scene are reused in "What Do You Think of Roleplay?".

Cultural references

  • When Bubble threw her shoes into the trees and landed on the ground, the Minecraft grass sound can be heard.
  • Versus, a sports channel whose logo is seen in this episode, rebranded as NBC Sports Network in 2012.


  • At 0:59, when everyone is talking, Firey suddenly shifts upward.
  • When Ice Cube is declared safe, The announcer throws a cracker piece and Ice Cube suddenly appears next to Bubble and Pencil.
  • When Fries is shown eating, the same fry reappears and keeps being eaten.
    • Also, when Fries is shown eating, he grabbed nothing and fries continuously and alternately appear on his hand.
  • Pencil technically blinks when her eyebrow is seen flipping from up to down. She does this again right before David blinks.
  • When Bubble is screaming even though she's safe, one of the straps on her springy shoes appears on Firey's shoulder.
    • Also, in some scenes, Bubble has an extra pair of arms.
  • At 10:00-10:12, the water is higher on Eraser than it is on Coiny and Coiny is smaller.
  • Eraser didn't have arms at 10:11.
  • There are no holes in the bottom of the TLC, so there is no way the water could've drained.
  • Golf Ball didn't die when the water leaked, because since golf balls sink, she would've drowned.
  • In round 1 (Firey vs. David), Bubble and Leafy were behind them, when Firey blinks his eyes, Bubble and Leafy disappear.
  • When David, Dora, Fanny, and Ruby complain about the yellow tomato that they will receive if they win, one of David and Dora's legs are in the air.
  • Every time the camera zooms in and out from the joining ceremony, Fanny's propeller and Clock's needle doesn't move.
  • Book's definition of Eggy says "Cracks to easily". It should say "Cracks too easily".


  • Ropey is cut in two by Scissors.
  • Bomby explodes after being thrown in the air.
  • All recommended characters that failed (except Bomby and Nonexisty) to join got crushed by the Sun in the Locker of Losers in the epilogue.

Joining lines


I don't have a favorite number. I really don't.


Woah-woah-woah... Whoa-whoa-whoa!

Barf Bag

[rips and leaks barf]


Tennis balls aren't the only ones with lines.






I'm a dictionary, and you'd better believe it!


Watches are wannabes.


[starts a thunderstorm]


AW SERIOUSLY?!?!?!?!?!


My name is Dora and I need the Island very badly because I feed on islands. Islands are my only food, and, as such, I need as many islands as I can get! Many people refuse to sell me islands because they know that I will just gobble them up, and that is true, but what harm would that do to them? We island-eaters are tired of the discrimination we receive from society in general, and would greatly appreciate if just one ray of light was shone on our people in the form of Dream Island!


[gets hit by a cannonball]

Evil Leafy

[suddenly appears ominously]


I hate you!


[eats fries]


[appears with a rustling noise]


I have a tattoo!


[stabs Woody as he screams]


I am the new Coiny!






[takes a deep breath]


[takes out her batteries and faints]

Robot Flower

Vote for me or I'll crush you!


[says BFDI in Morse code]


Please, please, please, can I join the game? Please, pl-


[saws Woody as he screams]




[rustles in the wind]


Dadadadadada, Cake at Stake!
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