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This is not a list of TPOT characters who are fake. Rather, it is all the characters that appeared in Fake TPOT.

For canon information on (almost) any of the characters you see here, please consult The Other Wiki.

Note that part (e.g. Gwolpé) or all (e.g. E. Caoimhe McCormack) of the names of some people are written as pseudonyms used to conceal their identity. This is understandable, as it is the Internet.

Hosts (and assistants)[]

Over the course of The Power of Two, several people have had the opportunity to host it. However, the nominal host of the season is and has always been Two (voiced by Niall Burns; singing by Donna Summer, TPOT 14). This number comes from the Equation Playground in Number World and took control of half of the contestants in BFB 16.

Two goes through a few physical changes throughout the series.

  • In "File in the Cab!", Two reveals that they are actually a combination of Ones with completely opposite personalities: Industrious One, who hosts much of this episode's contest, and Lazy One, who spends the day sleeping in Two's office. They return to one body at the end of "The One Where No One Has Common Sense".
  • At the end of "Shadows", Two seemingly disappears into nothingness. It is revealed that they are still alive at the beginning of "Alphabet Two-p", but they have split into possibly millions of tiny pieces (who are capable of speaking as Two in the form of a hive mind). At the end of the episode, Two becomes a solitary being once more.

In this competition, the contestants' goal is to snatch their powers through a series of semi-fair competitions. But Two may not always be there as a host. Such occurrences are not followed by anarchy, as the host becomes a contestant mature enough to handle a bunch of objects. These temporary hosts are as follows:[1]

  • Donut (TPOT 4–5b, filling in for Two because they were on the Equation Playground in an attempt to prove their credentials.)
  • Barf Bag (TPOT 8, filling in for Two because they were in the hotel trying to resolve increasing inconveniences.)
  • Gaty (TPOT 14, filling in for Two because they were in the Equation Playground Infirmary; Saw acted as both Gaty's co-host and a regular contestant in this episode.)
  • Golf Ball (end of TPOT 22–23, filling in for Two because they were in the Equation Playground Infirmary; Tennis Ball was Golf Ball's co-host de jure; they had equal hosting duties de facto.)
  • Book (TPOT 25, filling in for Two because they were arrested for torture and kidnapping; Basketball acted as Book's co-host.)

From "Taking the Plunge Once More" onwards, new characters appear to help Two host.

  • The first of these is Stemkastje (voiced by Desiree Burch), who is a voting box that makes snarky comments at contestants as they step inside her to vote. She is only present in Act V, when the voting is contestant-based rather than voter-based.
  • Five (voiced by Dane Trent) does not make their first appearance as the co-host for whom they would soon be known. Five first appears (outside the extra-canonical videos) as the new doctor at the Equation Playground infirmary, having been hired in "Alphabet Two-p" and treating Two almost immediately afterwards. Five is not a professional; he is an actor who only wanted to play the part of a doctor, but because of the brain drain from the Equation Playground, he was hired for the rôle. They then appear as an alter ego hiding under a new-wave-styled balaclava, TUB (Trent under a voice modifier). This is the character with whom Two was assumed to be on the phone in "It Was a Very Good Year", "A Cheese Puff" (in which Five first appears as "TUB") and "Chocolate Solder" (in which Five finally makes it to Earth, where they attempt to help Two escape police custody under this name). At the end of "Taking the Plunge Once More", TUB is revealed to be Five, and in "Who Says Younger = Better?", he proposes to be Two's co-host, a position he has held since then.

Contestants[]

Still competing[]

The series started with forty characters. This was the number that everyone had in mind between the release of BFB 16 and TPOT 1. However, the number was increased by two due to a surprise double debut.

For many contestants, three primary team names will be shown (and this goes for many of the eliminated contestants as well):

If still in:
  1. First team status (TPOT 1–18)
  2. Second team status (TPOT 19–30)
  3. Third team status (TPOT 31–36)
    (Note that these teams were not named until TPOT 32; before this episode, — and — were simply called "Tree's team" and "Winner's team".)
If eliminated (not all will be applicable, especially if a contestant was eliminated before the beginning of a new configuration):
  1. Third team status
  2. Second team status
  3. First team status

Here are the contestants that are still competing:

  • Aresko (voiced by Samuel Thornbury), is a male contestant (and former contestant-hopeful). He was in The Alefs and is currently competing in Future Team Name. During his first competition stint in "All Boxed In", he competed in Are You Okay. In "Pumping Iridium", he is chosen by Pen to compete in TPOT, and in "45 RPM to Your Doom!" he receives the most votes to début, after which he becomes a part of The Alefs. Before this episode, he was only known by his unabbreviated name, Rubber Spatula.
  • Basketball (voiced by Satomi Hinatsu) is a female contestant. She was in The Strongestest Team on Earth! (known as The Strongest Team on Earth until "Block City Rockers") and U, and is currently competing in Future Team Name. From TPOT 21 to 24, Basketball wore two inflatable muscle arms as antennae. From TPOT 25 to 26, she wears them pointing downwards in a way that resembles hair. In "Chocolate Solder", Basketball was the co-host of Book, who filled in for Two. In "A Time to Let Go", Basketball is eliminated but allowed to compete in the challenge due to internal conflicts with Two, who wants to keep the number of contestants in the twenties. She is allowed to stay in the competition in the next episode because she indirectly ensured that Two and Five suffered a far less embarrassing defeat in their duel against Ilta.
  • Black Hole (voiced by Satomi Hinatsu, TPOT 1–30; Paul Adebayo, TPOT 31–onwards) is a male contestant. He was in Death PACT Again and Vitas, and is currently competing in Future Team Name.
  • Bok (voiced by Michael Huang) is a female contestant. She was in Just Not and U, and is currently competing in Future Team Name. In "Chocolate Solder", Bok filled in as host for Two until she was arrested for piracy in the same episode. She returns to the competition at the very end of "Taking the Plunge Once More". At the start of the next episode, she reveals that until the series is over, she must be known exclusively by her legal name in order not to be arrested. (Before 1982, she was known as Book.) Since TPOT 28, Bok wears glasses and a fake mole on the green part of her cover.
  • Clock (voiced by Satomi Hinatsu) is a male contestant. He was in The S! and U (of which he was the unofficial leader), and is currently competing in Future Team Name. In "Who Says Younger = Better?", Clock becomes the host, but only for the unofficial 27th challenge (that had no bearing on Two's competition).
  • Coiniel Lincoln, better known as Coiny (voiced by Michael Huang), is a male contestant. He was in Cold Woe Bunch (known as team8s until "Oratoria Polyglottica") and The Alefs, and is currently competing in Future Team Name.
  • Donuld Adura, better known as Donut (voiced by Michael Huang), is a male contestant. He was in Cold Woe Bunch (known as team8s until "Oratoria Polyglottica") and Vitas, and is currently competing in Future Team Name. From "All Boxed In" to "Two Rocks the Elderly", Donut filled in as host for Two.
  • Fries Frankx (voiced by Michael Huang) is a male contestant who rejoined the competition in "Laisser Tomber Les Balles". After this episode, he was in The Alefs and is currently competing in Future Team Name. Before this, he had eliminated in "The Seekers Are Inn!" (while competing with Are You Okay) and had originally placed 39th. In "Englowchment", Fries dies at the hands of Two, and his death is deemed permanent because he broke the secrecy agreement of the Filing Cabinet. He still joins in "The Call of Wagtayatli", though he is sentenced to sleep for forty days and forty nights. (By the next episode, he is up and running again.)
  • Golf Ball (voiced by Michael Huang) is a female contestant. She was in Are You Okay and U, and is currently competing in Future Team Name. From the end of "Shadows" to "Alphabet Two-p", Golf Ball filled in as host for Two. In "Who Says Younger = Better?", Golf Ball returns to her hosting duties, but only as Clock's educational advisor for the unofficial 27th challenge (that had no bearing on Two's competition). Since TPOT 29, Golf Ball wears a pair of large rectangular glasses.
  • Liy Lampström (voiced by E. Caoimhe McCormack; singing by Nonuvya Bissnus, TPOT 6), is a female contestant and former EXITer. She was in The Alefs and is currently competing in Future Team Name. She accidentally joins the competition in "Englowchment" (TPOT 28) because it just so happens that she did not vanish when she appeared in the TPOT universe. From that episode to TPOT 30, she went by the name Exix in front of all but her closest friends and confidants, but by the time everyone returns to the competition in TPOT 31, she is called by her rightful name "Liy" by everyone except the hosts.
    • Liy has quite the EXIT history: She was eliminated in BFB 5. In "Horseback Lightswitch", she escaped from the EXIT to become a cowgirl and eventually settled in Tennessee, United Goikyan States. She returned to the EXIT in "The Seekers Are Inn!" as a human-lightswitch hybrid named Yıldız Xenophonia Māhealanisdóttir, but was changed back into a full lightswitch before the start of the next episode. At the end of "Like Game", Liy disappears through the vent system, making a cameo in the TPOT universe in "45 RPM to Your Doom!". She returns to the EXIT at the beginning of "Alphabet Two-p", but she does not intend to stay there for long. In 1982, Liy loses the title of EXITer, having travelled through various dimensions and time periods for ten years.
  • 🅱️en Schreiber, better known as Pen (voiced by Michael Huang), is a male contestant. He was in Are You Okay and Vitas, and is currently competing in Future Team Name. From TPOT 19 to 24, Pen wore a pair of black aviator glasses. Starting in TPOT 29, Pen's cap is angled so slightly that it is not noticeable to the average viewer. By the end of TPOT 30b, it is almost damaged, and after TPOT 31, it is back to normal.
  • Pin Lincoln (voiced by Cary Huang) is a female contestant. She was in Cold Woe Bunch (known as team8s until "Oratoria Polyglottica") and The Alefs, and is currently competing in Future Team Name.
  • Price Tag Behtash, better known as Taggy (voiced by Ovid "Wolfy" Gwolpé), is a non-binary contestant. They were in Just Not and U, and are currently competing in Future Team Name.
  • Puffball (voiced by Michael Huang under a vocoder effect) is a female contestant. She was in Are You Okay and The Alefs, and is currently competing in Future Team Name. In "Taking the Plunge Once More", she is covered in duct tape once more, and she carries that look to all her future appearances until "Who Says Younger = Better?".
  • Remote Monteiro (voiced by Female-US Voice) is a female contestant. She was in Death PACT Again and Vitas, and is currently competing in Future Team Name.
  • Saw Lama (voiced by Satomi Hinatsu) is a female contestant. Until TPOT 8, she competed with the team8s. Until the first restructuring, she was in The S! and after that she competed in The Alefs. She is currently competing in Future Team Name. In "The One Where No One Has Common Sense", Saw was both co-host of Gaty (who filled in for Two) and contestant. In "Block City Rockers", she lost her peculiarity of shouting any word with the "eight" sound in it after her death at the hands of a terrestrial being, but she gained the ability to toggle between saying and shouting such words two episodes later. In TPOT 21, her handle was brown (changing her dialogue tag from the canonical Saw to the older Saw[2]). From TPOT 22 to 26, she wore a special kind of handle that changed colour depending on her mood. In these episodes, her handle was most frequently yellow (Saw), although she could change it back to pink or other new colours such as purple, blue (Saw), green (Saw) and red (Saw). After being recovered in TPOT 27, her handle is now always purple.
  • Snowball (voiced by Michael Huang) is a male contestant. He was in The Strongestest Team on Earth! (known as The Strongest Team on Earth until "Block City Rockers") and Vitas (of which he was the unofficial leader), and is currently competing on Future Team Name. Since TPOT 31, he wears the costume of a Catholic cardinal.
  • Tennis Ball (voiced by Cary Huang) is a male contestant. From "File in the Cab!" to the first restructuring, he competed in The Strongestest Team on Earth! (known as The Strongest Team on Earth until "Block City Rockers"), after which he competed in U. He is currently competing in Future Team Name. Tennis Ball's first elimination took place at the end of "The Switchgate" (while competing in Are You Okay) and he had originally placed 36th. Note that Tennis Ball was not voted out as is usually done; he was immediately eliminated for destroying Two's hotel despite being under demonic possession. From the end of "Shadows" to "Alphabet Two-p", Tennis Ball was the co-host of Golf Ball, who filled in as host for Two. In "Who Says Younger = Better?", Tennis Ball returns to his hosting duties, but only as Clock's educational advisor for the unofficial 27th challenge (that had no bearing on Two's competition). Since TPOT 29, Tennis Ball wears a pair of oversized glasses typical of the era.
  • Treeënce Leigh, better known as Tree (voiced by Thomas "Tantusar" Chick), is a male contestant. He was in Death PACT Again and Vitas, and is currently competing in Future Team Name, of which he is the unofficial captain. Towards the end of the 1970s, Tree begins to develop noticeable wrinkles, but they disappear in TPOT 27 after Two de-ages the entire cast.
  • Winner Semyonoff (voiced by Schazer) is a non-binary contestant. They were in The S! and Vitas, and are currently competing in Future Team Name, of which they are the unofficial captain.

Eliminated[]

From the second to the eighth episode of TPOT, eliminated contestants were sent to live among the denizens of Two's hotel. In episode 9, they were separated from the still-competing contestants by being made to stand in a large ring around the competition area. From the tenth episode onwards, they are sent to the Filing Cabinet, a place that can only be reached by either falling into a drawer or being transported by various powers of Two to an ever-present portal.

In episode 25, a then-unknown being (later revealed to be the algebralien Eight, see below) invites the eliminated contestants to leave the Filing Cabinet to take part in BFDI's eighth season. They return in episode 30.

  • Nonexisty (silent) supposedly appears in "All Boxed In" as the judge of this episode's contest. He makes his competitive "début" during in the alternate reality scene in "Who Says Younger = Better?" as the ninth member of The Alefs' baseball team (in the unofficial contest of the episode); thus his status is even more vague than the other people on this list. However, his contestant status is cemented in "Return of the Rock Ship", where Two realizes that they promised the viewers a double elimination in the previous episode. Because Basketball was this challenge's MVP (and thus immune from elimination), Nonexisty was brought into the game, only to be eliminated about one second later.[3] This makes him currently tied for 21st place with Naily.
  • Cornailya, better known as Naily (voiced by Katherine Sun, TPOT 1–30; Nina "Wallaby" Hunter, TPOT 31–onwards), is a female contestant who was last in U and before that in Just Not. In "A Time to Let Go", Naily is eliminated but allowed to compete in the challenge due to internal conflicts with Two, who wants to keep the number of contestants in the twenties. She is currently tied for 21st place with Nonexisty, as her elimination is finalized in "Return of the Rock Ship".
  • Nicholas Jefferson, better known as Nickel (voiced by Adam Katz), is a male contestant who was last in The Alefs and before that in Just Not. He is currently in 23rd place, having been eliminated in "The 250 Club".
  • Gatja, better known as Gaty (voiced by Satomi Hinatsu), is a female contestant who was last in The Alefs and before that in The S! (until the first restructuring). Before TPOT 8, she competed with the team8s. In "The One Where No One Has Common Sense", Gaty filled in for host as Two. She is currently in 24th place, having been eliminated in "Englowchment".
  • Lightning Bolt (voiced by E. Caoimhe McCormack) is a male contestant who was last in Vitas and before that in Just Not (until the first restructuring). Before TPOT 16, he competed in Death PACT Again. He is currently in 25th place, having been eliminated in "Taking the Plunge Once More".
  • Battereika Dierschelowitsch[4], better known as Battery (voiced by Kenzie Bryant who speaks her English lines and Ivana who speaks her German and Russian lines, TPOT 4–20; Ivana full-time, TPOT 21–onwards), is a female contestant (and former contestant-hopeful) who was last in Vitas. From "Start Spreading the News" to the beginning of "So This Is Life", she was inside Remote; thus she was a part of Death PACT Again. In "Pumping Iridium", she is chosen by Remote to compete in TPOT. In "45 RPM to Your Doom!", Battery leaves the Filing Cabinet to "sit and watch" the show as a spectator; she is not yet allowed to play, but she can interact with the players. In "Shadows", she becomes a part-contestant, acting as a "shadow" to Clock. One episode later, in "Alphabet Two-p", she is allowed to compete as a full contestant in the same team, U. One episode later, in "It Was a Very Good Year", she is switched to Vitas, her final team, for unknown reasons. She is currently in 26th place, having been eliminated in "Chocolate Solder" (though she was allowed to compete until the end of the episode); because of this, she is the first contestant eliminated who does not appear in BFDI's season 8.
  • Cloudy Couverage (voiced by Michael Huang) is a male contestant who was last in The Alefs, of which he was the unofficial leader, and before that in Are You Okay. Before TPOT 15, he competed in The S!. He is currently in 27th place, having been eliminated in "It Was a Very Good Year".
  • Eraser Schreiber (voiced by Michael Huang) is a male contestant who was last in Vitas and before that in Are You Okay. In TPOT 21, a tiny bit of him has been shaved off, technically turning him into a pentagon. He is currently in 28th place, having been eliminated at the end of "Alphabet Two-p".
  • Needle (voiced by Kenzie Bryant, TPOT 1–25; Jane Doy, TPOT 30–onwards) is a female contestant who was last in U and before that (from "File in the Cab!" to the first restructuring) in The Strongest Team on Earth! (known as The Strongest Team on Earth until "Block City Rockers"). Before this, she had been eliminated at the Cake at Stake of "The Switchgate" (while competing with the team8s) and had originally placed 37th. She is currently tied for 29nd place with Robot Flower, having been eliminated in "Shadows". Sometime between this episode and "A Cheese Puff", Needle regained her two-dimensional design, implying that she has either died and been recovered or she did something that caused her appearance to change.
  • Robot Flower (voiced by Michael Huang) is a female contestant who was last in U and before that in The Strongestest Team on Earth! (known as The Strongest Team on Earth until "Block City Rockers"). She is currently tied for 29nd place with Needle, having been eliminated in "Shadows".
  • TV (who communicates through the voices of other contestants in series of clips arranged by Pokey) is a male contestant who was last in The Alefs and before that in Are You Okay. He is currently in 31st place, having been sent to the Filing Cabinet in a surprise elimination at the end of "Pumping Iridium". In "The Call of Wagtayatli", he is taken out of the Filing Cabinet by Two and Five, who need him to display the news.
  • Barf Bag (voiced by Kenzie Bryant) is a female contestant who was last in Cold Woe Bunch (known as team8s until "Oratoria Polyglottica"). In "The Switchgate", Barf Bag filled in as host for Two. She is currently in 32nd place, having been eliminated in "Teamwork (Take Six)".
  • Yellow Face (voiced by Michael Huang) is a male contestant who was last in Death PACT Again. From TPOT 11–17, he competed in Cold Woe Bunch (known as team8s until "Oratoria Polyglottica"), and before that, he competed in The S!. He is currently in 33rd place, having been eliminated in "Laisser Tomber Les Balles".
  • Argaret, better known as Eggy (voiced by Katherine Sun), is a female contestant who was last in The Strongestest Team on Earth! (known as The Strongest Team on Earth until "Block City Rockers"). She was split in two in "Press Two to Clear" and rebranded her top half as Eg in "Oratoria Polyglottica" until she was sent to her death in the Filing Cabinet. Eggy was recovered in full at the end of the episode. She is currently tied for 34th place with Grassy, having been eliminated in "Like Game".
  • Grassy (voiced by Cary Huang) is a male contestant who was last in The Strongestest Team on Earth (known as The Strongest Team on Earth until "Block City Rockers"). He is currently tied for 34th place with Eggy, having been eliminated in "Like Game".
  • Cacob, better known as Cake (voiced by Kenzie Bryant), is a male contestant who was last in Just Not. He is currently in 36th place, having been eliminated in "Block City Rockers".
  • Fanny (voiced by Satomi Hinatsu; singing by The Ghost of Victoria Sladen, TPOT 8) is a female contestant who was last in Death PACT Again. She is currently in 37th place, having been eliminated in "Stewards of the Scenery".
  • Bottle (voiced by Satomi Hinatsu) is a female contestant who was last in The S!. She is currently in 38th place, having been eliminated in "Can You Tell Me?".
  • Pillow (voiced by Cindy Jiang) is a female contestant who was last in Just Not. She is currently in 39th place, having been eliminated in "The Heist Is Right".
  • Foldy (voiced by Cindy Jiang) is a female contestant who was last in The Strongest Team on Earth. She is currently tied for 40th place with Bell, having been eliminated in "Oratoria Polyglottica".
  • Bell (voiced by Kenzie Bryant) is a female contestant who was last in The Strongest Team on Earth. She is currently tied for 40th place with Foldy, having been eliminated in "Oratoria Polyglottica".
  • Marker (voiced by Cary Huang) is a male contestant who was last in Death PACT Again. He is currently in 42nd place, having been eliminated in "Eraser to Go(ne)".
  • Rocky (voiced through recycled lines recorded by Cary Huang) is a male contestant who was last in The S!. He is currently in 43rd place, having been eliminated in "Canned Laughter in the Rain". In the same episode, he wanted to go with Balloony when he checked out of the hotel, so he hid in his suitcase and together they floated above ground until Rocky was adopted into Blocky's and Taco's family (until "Block City Rockers", when he is finally brought to the Filing Cabinet to be reunited with Balloony).
  • Bomby (voiced by Satomi Hinatsu) is a male contestant who was last in Just Not. He is currently in 44th place, having been eliminated in "So This Is Life".
  • Ice Cube (whose new lines are recorded by Satomi Hinatsu and recycled lines by Cary Huang) is a female contestant who was last in The S!. She is currently in 45th place, having been eliminated in "All Boxed In". In "Teamwork (Take Six)", Ice Cube became regular-sized again after being recovered by Two.
  • Pie (voiced by Sam Lee) is a female contestant who was last in Death PACT Again. She is currently in 46th (i.e. last) place, having been eliminated in "Horseback Lightswitch".

Participants (unofficial contestants)[]

Just like BFDIA (Bubble...), TPOT has its fair share of contestants who really shouldn't be competing. Most of the time, these are either eliminated contestants or contestant-hopefuls who did not make it into the first episode but were still allowed to compete (see TPOT 4, for example). There are many examples of participants who were not officially registered as contestants, two of whom (Battery and Nonexisty) were allowed to participate as full contestants later on.

  • Balloony (voiced by Satomi Hinatsu, TPOT 3–24; J. Y. MacDougall, TPOT 25–onwards) is a former BFB contestant. He made his competition début in "Start Spreading the News", where he took part in the challenge together with The S!. However, at the end of the contest, he declared his allegiance to Death PACT Again to Two, who disappeared at the end of the episode and thus never officially let him compete. In the next episode, "All Boxed In", he was back to competing in The S! until he was sent to Two's hotel in the next episode (still as a non-competitor) before permanently leaving in "Canned Laughter in the Rain". In "The Heist Is Right", it is revealed that Blocky killed Balloony because he thought he wanted to take one of his other children away from him instead of Rocky (Balloony's adopted son). Balloony was recovered one episode later and sent to the filing cabinet. In "Pumping Iridium", he is chosen by Cloudy to compete in TPOT.
  • Gy (silent): In "Press Two to Clear", Snowball threw a football at Eggy, which broke her into two parts: "Eg" (the top half with the eyes and mouth, i.e., the parts "worth recovering") and "Gy" (the less useful bottom half with the legs).[5] In "Oratoria Polyglottica", Two did not recognize Eg, even though she was essentially the same contestant as Eggy, and sent her to the Filing Cabinet where she died of unknown causes. At the end of the episode, Two recovered Eggy, while Gy stayed alive in the background. By the next episode, "The Heist Is Right", Eggy recognized Gy as a sort of alter ego whose sole purpose was to kick others, and Gy was seen in the competition area (associating with The Strongest Team on Earth) until Bottle accidentally bumped into her, killing both of them.

EXITers[]

The only non-participants who are required to appear in every episode (with few exceptions) are the EXITers, the perpetual students of Eternal Algebra Class Withfour. While the competition continues in the outside world, these characters are pretty much stuck in 1971. Sealed off from everything else, these ten "BFB losers" live in their own little bubble: they're actually inside the bosom of Four, the past season's host. Despite not competing, they still have their own adventures and storylines. In TPOT 8, the EXITers gain access to the real world via a television that Bracelety has reprogrammed to play television shows from the future.

The lives of the eliminated contestants are explored throughout the first half of "It Was a Very Good Year". This episode also features Leafy and Loser (see below), who left the EXIT before the EXIT scenes in other episodes of TPOT. At the end of the first half of that episode, the EXITers escape from the EXIT. They are next seen travelling through the dimensions in "Englowchment".

In alphabetical order, the ten contestants are as follows:

For Liy, see above.

  • 8-Ball (voiced by Cary Huang) is a male EXITer. He was eliminated in BFB 8 and has been in the EXIT since BFB 10.
  • Bracelety (voiced by Cary Huang; singing by Valerie Masterson, TPOT 24) is a female EXITer. She was eliminated in BFB 4.
  • David (voiced through recycled lines recorded by Michael Huang) is a male EXITer. He was eliminated in BFB 10. At the end of "Eraser to Go(ne)", David escaped the EXIT and travelled through several alternate dimensions (making a cameo in the TPOT universe in "Press Two to Clear"). He returned to the EXIT in "File in the Cab!".
  • Dora (voiced provided by a repeating "da" sound effect) is a female EXITer. She was eliminated in BFB 15.
  • Firey Jr. (voiced by Satomi Hinatsu) is a male EXITer. He was eliminated in BFB 13.
  • Match (voiced by Cary Huang) is a female EXITer. She was eliminated in BFB 12.
  • Pencil (voiced by Michael Huang; singing by Ann Hood, TPOT 24) is a female EXITer. She was eliminated in BFB 2.
  • Roboty (voice provided by a Morse Code emulator until TPOT 14, voiced by Themis Targetopoulos TPOT 14–onwards) is a male EXITer. He was eliminated in BFB 6 and has been in the EXIT since BFB 10. David gave him the ability to speak English in "The One Where No One Has Common Sense".
  • Stapler, better known as Stapy (voiced by Sam Lee), is a male EXITer. He was eliminated in BFB 8 and has been in the EXIT since BFB 10.

Minor characters[]

Batches of contestants-hopeful[]

In every other act, there is a new batch of 25 to 40 recommended characters who play minor rôles in an episode and may be put up for voting later. The first batch gained their time in the spotlight at the end of pre-split BFB (late 1971–early 1972), the second batch during Act II of TPOT (TPOT 9, 1975) and the third and final batch Act VI (1984 or 1985).

The 1972 batch "Failed debuters"[]

For canon/less detailed information on these characters, you can find them on this page on The Other Wiki.

These characters made their first appearances in the first fifteen episodes of BFB and were internally chosen to have a chance of joining the show: You could have voted for one of them in BFB 16! Two of them would eventually make it into TPOT 1, while the others were expected to remain in relative obscurity. Still, they all unofficially competed in TPOT 4 and had lines in at least one episode.

  • 9-Ball (voiced by Taft Marz, TPOT 1–10; Iola, TPOT 20–onwards) is a female contestant-hopeful. During her brief competition stint, she competed in The Strongest Team on Earth. In "Pumping Iridium", she is chosen by Robot Flower to compete in TPOT.
  • Anchor (voiced by Joseph Pak) is a male contestant-hopeful. During his brief competition stint, he competed in Are You Okay. In "Pumping Iridium", he is chosen by Eraser to compete in TPOT.
  • Avocado (voiced by Ovid "Wolfy" Gwolpé) is a male contestant-hopeful. During his brief competition stint, he competed in Just Not.
  • Blender (voiced by Alison van Ee) is a female contestant-hopeful. During her brief competition stint, she competed in The S!. In "Pumping Iridium", she is chosen by Fries to compete in TPOT.
  • Boom Mic (voiced by Kenzie Bryant) is a female contestant-hopeful. During her brief competition stint, she competed in The S!. In "Pumping Iridium", she is chosen by Naily to compete in TPOT.
  • Camera (voiced by Kenzie Bryant) is a demimale contestant-hopeful. During his brief competition stint, they competed with the team8s. In "Pumping Iridium", he is chosen by Donut to compete in TPOT.
  • Clapboard (voiced by Wishfixerz, TPOT 1–4; Felipe, TPOT 10–onwards) is a male contestant-hopeful. During his brief competition stint, he competed with the team8s.
  • Conch Shell (voiced by Goliathe Ngwaketse, TPOT 4; S. Aguirre, TPOT 8–onwards) is a female contestant-hopeful. During her brief competition stint, she competed in Death PACT Again.
  • Discy (voiced by Poppy Hughes, TPOT 1–4; Katherine Sun, TPOT 8–onwards) is a female contestant-hopeful. During her brief competition stint, she competed in The Strongest Team on Earth. In "Pumping Iridium", she is chosen by Basketball to compete in TPOT.
  • Income Tax Return Document (voiced by Some_nerd, TPOT 1–4; Julian Blake, TPOT 8–onwards) is a male contestant-hopeful. During his brief competition stint, he competed in Are You Okay.
  • Kitchen Sink (voiced by Paul Hu) is a male contestant-hopeful. During his brief competition stint, he competed in The Strongest Team on Earth.
  • Leek (voiced by Amor Borretto) is a male contestant-hopeful. During his brief competition stint, he competed in Just Not. In "Pumping Iridium", he is chosen by Price Tag to compete in TPOT.
  • Onigiri (voiced by Tomika M. Rogers) is a female contestant-hopeful. During her brief competition stint, she competed in The S!. In "Pumping Iridium", she is chosen by Pin to compete in TPOT.
  • PDA (voiced by Multi S. V. Puliyze, TPOT 1–4; Brittany Shafer, TPOT 8–9; Stephanie Ddot, TPOT 20–onwards) is a female contestant-hopeful. During her brief competition stint, she competed in Are You Okay. In "Pumping Iridium", she is chosen by Winner to compete in TPOT.
  • Salt Lamp (voiced by Cindy Jiang, TPOT 4; E. Caoimhe McCormack, TPOT 9–10; Iola, TPOT 20–onwards) is a female contestant-hopeful. During her brief competition stint, she competed in Death PACT Again. In "Pumping Iridium", she is chosen by Tree to compete in TPOT.
  • Scissors (voiced by Shane "Cobalt" Cissors) is a male contestant-hopeful. During his brief competition stint, he competed with the team8s.
  • Shampoo (voiced by Ricardo Smith, TPOT 1–8; Satomi Hinatsu, TPOT 20–onwards) is a non-binary contestant-hopeful. During their brief competition stint, they competed in Just Not. In "Pumping Iridium", they are chosen by Nickel to compete in TPOT.
  • Shopping Cart (voiced by King, TPOT 1–4; Adella Peters, TPOT 8–9; J. Crews, TPOT 20–onwards) is a female contestant-hopeful. During her brief competition stint, she competed in The Strongest Team on Earth. In "Pumping Iridium", she is chosen by Needle to compete in TPOT.
  • Snare Drum (voiced by Sidney M.) is a male contestant-hopeful. During his brief competition stint, he competed with the team8s.
  • Tape (voiced by Nash "Pr3tz31" Chorney, TPOT 1; Adella Peters, TPOT 3–onwards) is an agender contestant-hopeful. During their brief competition stint, they competed in The S!.
  • VHSy (voiced by Kailasha "Candy" Das, TPOT 1–9; V13531, TPOT 20–onwards) is a kojja contestant-hopeful. During their brief competition stint, she competed in Death PACT Again. In "Pumping Iridium", she is chosen by Black Hole to compete in TPOT.

The 1975 batch "Extras"[]

These characters made their first appearance in TPOT 9. They may very well be recommended characters in-universe; in reality, most of these characters are just some of the author's OC's (some of whom have been seen in other projects like Before BFDI and Pencil 2.O).

As of the latest act, they are not competitors nor are they contestants-hopeful per se; at the moment they are only extras.

  • Alif (voiced by Eureka, TPOT 1–10; Iola, TPOT 20–onwards) is a female extra. In "Pumping Iridium", she is chosen by Puffball to compete in TPOT.
  • Bicycle Bell (voiced by Alan Hok) is a male extra.
  • Birthdaigny (silent, but whose lines are graciously translated into Goikyan Sign Language) is a female extra.
  • Clarion (voiced by Kacie Chapman) is a female extra.
  • CofTaVor (voiced by Niall Burns) is a male extra.
  • Dollary (voiced by Adella Peters) is a female extra.
  • Dotrothy (voiced by Alvis Keane) is a female extra.
  • Gat (voiced by Charis B. Kim) is a male extra.
  • Genderfluid Book (voiced by Simone) is a genderfluid extra. In "Pumping Iridium", they are chosen by Book to compete in TPOT.
  • Gogmatics' Handbook (voiced by Katherine Sun) is a female extra.
  • Golf Ball Clone (voiced by Sidney M.) is a female extra. In "Pumping Iridium", she is chosen by Golf Ball to compete in TPOT.
  • Gradient (voiced by Simone) is a male and gender-apathetic extra.
  • Hei (voiced by Sidney M.) is a female extra. In "Pumping Iridium", she is chosen by Gaty to compete in TPOT.
  • Lightbulb (voiced by Sadaunodunoada, TPOT 9; Michael Bruzzone, TPOT 25–onwards) is a male extra. He somehow makes an appearance outside the Filing Cabinet when a couple of episodes, namely "A Cheese Puff" and "A Time to Let Go".
  • Long Cable, Folded Up (voiced by Sidney M.) is a male extra.
  • Mini Cyclone (voiced by Sidney M.) is a male extra. In "Pumping Iridium", he is chosen by Lightning to compete in TPOT.
  • Protactinium (voiced by Michael Huang) is a male extra.
  • Protractor (voiced by Joseph Pak) is a male extra. In "Pumping Iridium", he is chosen by Coiny to compete in TPOT.
  • Quaddy (voiced by E. Caoimhe McCormack) is a male extra.
  • Rainbow Sash (voiced by Alan Hok) is a male extra.
  • Relevant Events Calendar (voiced by Dawn Moroni) is a demifemale extra. In "Pumping Iridium", she is chosen by Tennis Ball to compete in TPOT.
  • Selinur (voiced by Marissa E. Gardner) is a genderqueer female extra. In "Pumping Iridium", she is chosen by Selinur to compete in TPOT.
  • Sigune (voiced by Andrea Kara) is a female extra.
  • Snowflake (voiced by Kenzie Bryant, TPOT 9; Needle's voice actor, TPOT 20–onwards) is a female extra. In "Pumping Iridium", she is chosen by Snowball to compete in TPOT.
  • Spejlan (voiced by D. Jönsson) is a non-binary extra.
  • Stape-O (voiced by Sam Lee) is an inanimate-gendered, male-coded extra.
  • Tewilda (voiced by E. Caoimhe McCormack, TPOT 10a; Eureka, TPOT 13–onwards) is a female extra.
  • ʻUkulele (voiced by Cary Huang through a ukulele effect) is a male extra.
  • Unrelated Two Jr. (voiced by Niall Burns) is a genderless extra. In "Pumping Iridium", they are chosen by Clock to compete in TPOT.
  • Urhixidur (voiced by Michael Huang) is a female extra.
  • Yod (voiced by Keith-Claes Ferman) is a male extra.
  • Yon (voiced by Y-Dot Muriel) is a female extra.

The 1984 batch "Strangers"[]

These characters made their first appearance in TPOT 31. They were brought in by Ilta, who, because he had won the duel against Two and Five, was allowed to do whatever he wanted with the Second Hotel as per the rules of exoplanetary fighting. Thus, he had twenty objects who had never heard of TPOT before stay at the Second Hotel at no charge.

One thing all these characters have in common is that they are all a mixture of different types of object, which explains their unique names. In a deleted scene from this episode, one of them was to explain that they are from the only letter protectorate on Earth (the Letter Protectorate), which is why they have such an affinity with Ilta.

Here they are, as well as my personality descriptions for them from my episode notes.[6] Interestingly, each character is voiced by a member of "Mrs. Teapot's 11th Grade English Class" at an unknown school. With 25 students (including 5 microphone-shy kids) this was the largest (as of 1983) non-religious school class in the United States where no one had heard of TPOT.

  • Agonxis Iltingy (voiced by Annmarie) is a female stranger who lived on the first floor, labelled "The Superfan of Other Seasons".
  • Borpu Skyprodow (voiced by Lori) is a female stranger who lived on the second floor, labelled "The Innocently Demanding One".
  • Coloce Bufroteg (voiced by Ronnie) is a genderqueer stranger who lived on the first floor, labelled "The Overly Complimentary One".
  • Eo Dyelbas (voiced by Steven) is a male stranger who lived on the second floor, labelled "The Angry One".
  • Gnokaxu Moospeter (voiced by Lisa) is a female stranger who lived on the first floor, labelled "The Southern Belle".
  • Hocksa Wellori (voiced by Bradley "Stretch") is a male stranger who lived on the first floor, labelled "The Leader".
  • Hullopsis Filter-Allolebra (voiced by Cindy) is a female stranger who lived on the second flor, labelled "The Cool and Formal Fan".
  • Inei Moospeter (voiced by Micheal "Mikey") is a male stranger who lived on the second floor, labelled "The Music Guru". He is the lead guitarist in a famous four-piece band in the Protectorate.
  • Kudasai Bootlaght (voiced by Melissa-Gee) is a female stranger who lived on the second floor, labelled "The Fun Lover". She is the bass guitarist in a four-piece band in the Protectorate.
  • Lehopwan Punysagy (voiced by Robert-Dee) is a male stranger who lived on the first floor, labelled "The Scared and Humble One".
  • Mjunga Lingbalpun (voiced by Kevin) is a male stranger who lived on the second floor, labelled "The Eavesdropper". He is the drummer in a famous four-piece band in the Protectorate.
  • Noron Afrelitun (voiced by Jon) is a male stranger who lived on the second floor, labelled "The Confused One".
  • Pherre Dybilberck (voiced by Kristie) is a female stranger who lived on the first floor, labelled "The Master of Politics".
  • Rondipa Kyllocke (voiced by Barbara) is a female stranger who lived on the second floor, labelled "The Angry One's Friend".
  • Thisso Tenydy (voiced by Jeffery) is a male stranger who lived on the first floor, labelled "The Quiet One".
  • Toble Gomo (voiced by Pat) is a genderqueer stranger who lived on the first floor, labelled "The Master of Culture".
  • Umtaya Boudot (voiced by Tonya) is a female stranger who lived on the second floor, labelled "The Band Geek". She is the flageolet player in a famous four-piece band in the Protectorate.
  • Vahepsis Peerock (voiced by Allen) is a male stranger who lived on the first floor, labelled "The Coiny Stan".
  • Vihepsis Filter-Macool (voiced by Adrian) is a female stranger who lived on the second floor, labelled "The Indifferent, Conspiracy-ing One".
  • Whaxa Baceyee (voiced by Melissa-Ess) is a female stranger who lived on the first floor, labelled "The One Who Wants Everyone to Know Her Name".

Other minor characters[]

Other aliens[]

Algebraliens[]

These are the characters that only appear on the equation playground, as shown in some non-canon Jacknjellify videos such as the subscriber specials.

  • One (voiced by Microsoft Sam) works at the Equation Playground infirmary as a "digitatric nurse", a counsellor and a physiotherapist. They treat Two in "The One Where No One Has Common Sense" and are heavily inspired by Two as they sing and dance to Donna Summer. In fact, they no longer work at the infirmary as of "Alphabet Two-p" and have started a career as a country singer in the United Goikyan States.
  • Four (voiced by Michael Huang) is the host of BFB, the previous series. He cameos in a few special episodes (e.g. "You Know Those Buttons Don't Do Anything, Right?" and "The Seekers Are Inn!"), but it wasn't until "Like Game" that he made a major appearance alongside X (Cary Huang), his co-host.
    • Four and X make appearances throughout "It Was a Very Good Year" as the hosts of the fourth season, to which the first half of this episode is a flashback.
  • Three Point Five (voiced by Vivaldea) is the receptionist at the Equation Playground infirmary. They first make an appearance in "The One Where No One Has Common Sense", albeit in a non-speaking rôle; they first speak in "Alphabet Two-p".
  • Fifty-Seven (voiced by Michael Huang) is Five's superior in "Alphabet Two-p", where they only have one line.
  • Eight (voiced by Samuel Thornbury) convinces the eliminated contestants to escape the Filing Cabinet and join them for Season 8 of BFDI in "A Cheese Puff". In "A Time to Let Go", it is revealed that this unknown being is really this algebralien from the subscriber special videos, and that he is the host of the series that none of the TPOT eliminated contestants could make it into.
Letters[]

According to Five, letters are the natural enemy of the algebraliens. One of them appears at the end of Act V, in "Return of the Rock Ship":

  • Ilta Yolanda Atgaw (voiced by Griffin Weber) crash-lands his asteroid (or "rock ship") in front of the Second Hotel. As soon as he reveals himself through a song-and-dance routine, Ilta tries to get the still-in TPOT contestants to join his new show (mirroring Two's rôle in BFB 16). He doesn't succeed in convincing anyone, but he does take part in a duel against Two and Four and wins. Because of this victory, Ilta is now in control of the Second Hotel, or at least its roof.

First Hotel staff[]

  • Hotel Bell (voiced by Sidney M.) is the first of the receptionists at Two's First Hotel. She was fired in "Two Rocks the Elderly" after refusing Balloony a room because of Rocky. Apparently she had died in the events of TPOT 8, as she is finally recovered by Two six years later in "A Cheese Puff"
  • Hop Bell (voiced by Shihei Agricola) is the second receptionist and the last one before the First Hotel was destroyed. He is also Bell's cousin. Before working at the front desk, he also worked in maintenance and as a bellhop. Hop Bell does not make any appearances after "The Switchgate" and it is confirmed in "A Cheese Puff" that he died then, for he was recovered along with Hop Bell. In this episode, he only appears as a recovery cylinder that rolls away from Two's Party Huis when the police arrive.

Senior citizens[]

In "So This Is Life", a group of elderly people checked into Two's hotel to attend the Gogmatic Pilgrimage and Workshop Revival Camp-Turned-Auditorium Meeting Convention. The goal of the contestants was to take care of each senior citizen well enough so that they get a signature for doing Two's community service.

  • Cash Reefun (voiced by Sidney M.) is looked after by Are You Okay. He is known for his dark humour and sarcasm.
  • Foldy Fan (voiced by Heddegedy Williams) is looked after by The S!. She thinks Tennis Ball is cute; for this reason she was to be taken care of by Are You Okay until Golf Ball turned her down.
  • Gertrude Dionysia Philomysia Winifrysia Duggitton Chuggitton Southwarksbraug (voiced by Heddegedy Williams) is looked after by Death PACT Again. She takes offence to Marker calling her heavy until Black Hole says he sympathizes with her.
  • Silvery (voiced by Cary Huang) is looked after by the team8s. During the contest, Silvery has taken a liking to Coiny and remembers the times that were spent speaking to Pin (who is absent for the contest) on the park bench. Doubles as a special guest: Silvery appeared in a Jacknjellify video in 2021.
  • Walker (voiced by Forgan Mreeman) is looked after by Just Not. Cake finds him very suspicious and almost immediately recognizes Walker as his grandfather. Walker tells his grandson that life has been so difficult for him since the death of his wife that he joined a cult, even he didn't really want to. At the end of the episode, with the help of Cake, Walker removes his disguise and leaves the hotel as Walter.

Fruituits[]

In "Can You Tell Me?", a sextet of aliens crash-landed on Earth, specifically right in front of Two's Second Hotel. It took a theme song by an unknown singer (voiced by Ombupoo12345) to introduce these six extraterrestrials, called "fruit aliens" or "Fruituits". They are all competing in their very own object show, Total Fruituits, and come from the planet Phala, where the year is still 1962 and BFDI is still a fresh, new series.

  • Acerola (voiced by Sophia Jackson) is a female contestant on Total Fruituits. She is interviewed by Cold Woe Bunch. She is generally very curious person, though she sometimes lets it get the best of her.
  • Loquat (voiced by Lokendra C-Star) is a male contestant on Total Fruituits. He is interviewed by Are You Okay. He is into conspiracy theories and photo manipulation, but the Fruituits do not know this; they only see him as a stereotype of people from Nepal, from which he comes.
  • Pentadiplandra Brazzeana (voiced by Bea) is a female contestant on Total Fruituits. She is interviewed by The Strongest Team on Earth. Pentadiplandra Brazzeana supports intellectualism, and she spoils the end of BFDI to all the other fruit aliens at the end of the episode. She doesn't like it when people abbreviate her name.
  • Rose Hipt (voiced by Satomi Hinatsu) is a female contestant on Total Fruituits. She jots down everything she knows about her star system on Just Not's clipboard, as she believes she has no time to be interviewed.
  • Rough Lemon (voiced by Unknown G. Wright) is a male contestant on Total Fruituits. He is interviewed by Death PACT Again. Despite his titillating name that makes him seemingly irresistible to fruitkind, he is actually part of a support group for single fathers; thus he becomes fast friends with Tree and subsequently Pen, before he, like the rest of the Fruituits, go back to crash-landing on other planets.
  • Shequasar (voiced by S. Aguirre) is a male contestant on Total Fruituits. He is interviewed by The S!. Shequasar is a police officer on planet Phala; when he is not on duty or on other planets, he believes he can get away with anything, such as drinking milk.
  • Pomegranate (not seen) is their host. His intentions are ambiguous, but according to P.B. he could have his show cancelled.

Extremely minor characters[]

  • Throughout the series, especially in later episodes, there are many instances in which the contestants talk about the people in their personal lives outside the competition. However, none of them has appeared on the show yet, their only proof of existence being anecdotes from the contestants. (Note: Some of them have appeared on my other series, Pencil 2.O! Another note: A lot of these people are unnamed even outside the headcanon, such as Bottle's parents and nearly all of Leafy and Firey's thirty children. I'll think of them later.)

    • Aristotelis Schreiber ( Aristotelis Graffeo) is Pen and Eraser's father. He is a bit stricter here than he is in Pencil 2.O, and as of "Laisser Tomber Les Balles" (when I believe he was first mentioned), he is very involved in the Greek community of Toronto, (Goikyan) Canada, where he lives and keeps an eye on his sons when they're on the screen.
    • Colin Ball is Tennis Ball and Golf Ball's son. Like his younger sister, he is a big fan of the band ABBA, as we find out in "It Was a Very Good Year".
    • David Mason is Naily's boyfriend in Australia. He was first mentioned in "All Boxed In" and later in "So This Is Life" and "Teamwork (Take Six)", but it wasn't until "It Was a Very Good Year" that we find out that David is in fact not the same David as the one in the EXIT. In "Englowchment", his voice is heard, but he speaks in unintelligible gibberish on the phone with Carlene, who would apparently become his partner.
    • Diana ("Dia") Graffeo is Pen and Eraser's mother, who died when they were young. Starting in "The Seekers Are Inn!", she is frequently mentioned through the phrase "Swear on Ma's grave", often uttered by the boys. It is implied in "Like Game" (and if not in that episode, then in P2O) that she was the person who was most supportive of Pen being transgender.
    • Estigua is Pencil and Needle's mother. She appears in a photograph in a BFB 2 flashback in "It Was a Very Good Year".
    • Georgia ("Georgy") Leigh is Tree's daughter. She is implied to be a rebellious teenager in the first part of "Laisser Tomber Les Balles", but she and her father reconcile at the end of the episode, when he calls her.
    • Glenn Ross-Leigh is Tree's stepson, whom Tree treats as his own. He is first mentioned in "Laisser Tomber Les Balles", where he is revealed to be studying algebraliens in a local uni. In "Taking the Plunge Once More", Tree tells Remote that during the second half of the 1981 TPOT hiatus, Glenn returned from his studies in the United States with a new passion for life: He wants to be a perpetual partier and eventually ends up best mates with Pen (while Pen is Tree's out-of-show boyfriend).
    • Graeme is Georgy's boyfriend as of "Laisser Tomber Les Balles". Tree doesn't like him with his daughter that much, as he disguised himself as Match with Gelatin on her head while they were on a date.
    • Gearos Machinakis ("Gregg") is the new man in Tree's life after he broke up with Pen in 1983. As of "The Call of Wagtayatli", they are engaged, having met in the English class Tree taught in during the hiatus.
    • Ha'penny ("Ha") Jefferson is Nickel's younger sister, first shown in a photograph in "Canned Laughter in the Rain". Her name is revealed in "Press Two to Clear".
    • Houshan Behtash is Price Tag's father, who immigrated from (Goikyan) Iran to Australia in 1979. His name is first mentioned in "Chocolate Solder".
    • Johnson is the custodian at the school at which Tennis Ball and Golf Ball work during breaks. He tells everyone else what to do, according to Golf Ball in "The Call of Wagtayatli".
    • Keyson is one of Match's ex-boyfriends, as mentioned in a flashback within a flashback in "It Was a Very Good Year". The two first mated at the wake of Keyson's girlfriend in 1967, during the Summer of Love.
    • Kosrae (voiced by Alpha Sigrah), Clock's wife from the Trust Territory of the Goikyan Pacific Islands. The two married in 1979, before the events of "Laisser Tomber Les Balles". Kosrae's voice was briefly heard in "It Was a Very Good Year" as the mysterious person calling for Clock at the New Year's party.
    • Liliane Frankx is Fries's wife. He does not mention her while lucid—her name is first muttered in "The Call of Wagtayatli", after Fries is sentenced to forty days and nights of sleep.
    • Lincoln Lincoln, born "Lyndon Lincoln", is Coiny and Pin's son who was first mentioned in "It Was a Very Good Year". At the time of the episode, he was an eleven year old and had just got in trouble for bullying. In "Chocolate Solder", it is revealed that he is now in junior high. He and Lisa live with Coiny's unnamed mother. According to Coiny, he wants to be a bodybuilder when he grows up ("The 250 Club").
    • Lisa Lincoln is Coiny and Pin's daughter who was first mentioned in "Laisser Tomber Les Balles". She and Lincoln live with Coiny's unnamed mother.
    • MePhone Jefferson is Nickel's father, first mentioned in "The Seekers Are Inn!" and first shown in a photograph in the next episode, "Canned Laughter in the Rain". He is not the same MePhone as the host of Inanimate Insanity.
    • Millicent ("Millie") Jefferson is Nickel's younger sister, first shown in a photograph in "Canned Laughter in the Rain". Her name is revealed in "Press Two to Clear".
    • Mona Leigh is Tree's wife who had died before he joined Battle for BFB. She is first mentioned in "Oh, I Don't Know", and her name was first invoked in "Laisser Tomber Les Balles".
    • Nelson ("Nels") is Pencil and Needle's younger brother. He appears in a photograph in a BFB 2 flashback in "It Was a Very Good Year".
    • Orpha Ball is Tennis Ball and Golf Ball's daughter. As of "Laisser Tomber Les Balles", she has a child, thus making TB and GB grandparents. In "It Was a Very Good Year", it is revealed that she does not like calling her parents when they're filming.
    • Principal (Name) is the principal of the school that Coiny and Pin's children go to. He calls Coiny a few minutes to midnight in "It Was a Very Good Year" to tell him that his son is in trouble for bullying.
    • Sandy Aresco is the name of one of Pen's ex-girlfriends from his high school days. He mentions this enigmatic being when Rubber Spatula decides to change his calling name to Aresko in "45 RPM to Your Doom!".
    • Steve Carpenter is Naily's father. In "It Was a Very Good Year", it is revealed that he wants Naily to marry her boyfriend, David Mason, because their families work together.
    • Theola Ball is Tennis Ball and Golf Ball's daughter. Like her older brother, she is a big fan of the band ABBA, as we find out in "It Was a Very Good Year".
    • Triangle is Pencil and Needle's father. He appears in a photograph in a BFB 2 flashback in "It Was a Very Good Year".

  • I Need A Pie Aunt (voiced by Sidney M.) appears on a news programme, on which there was a story about her being "pied", i.e. had a pie thrown in her face. Apparently I Need A was one of Golf Ball's favourite singers, because she brought her records (which were destroyed at the end of the episode) with her to the competition. ("Can You Tell Me?")
  • Starting in "Block City Rockers", a number of unnamed extras (given names like "Boy #1", "Old Woman #2") begin to appear as characters without major parts. They are voiced by, and I quote from the Speech Rankings file, "Some people we randomly found".
  • Invisible Tomato (voiced by Sidney M.) appears as the cake during the Cake at Stake in "45 RPM to Your Doom!". It neither wants to be given as a prize nor eaten.
  • The talking Assignment (voiced by Michael Huang) tells Pencil to work on him when she first steps into the EXIT in BFB 2, in a flashback shown in "It Was a Very Good Year".
  • The Automated Voice (voiced by Sidney M.) connects to the Equation Playground, as shown in "Taking the Plunge Once More". It sings "It's algebralien day!" if the algebralien being called does not pick up the phone.

Guest stars[]

For Balloony, see above.

Many of the special guests in The Power of Two competed in Battle for BFB until that series ended in 1973. In fact, the author is making it a goal of his to have everyone from after the split have a cameo in this series. Some of them also appear in BFB-era flashbacks in "It Was a Very Good Year".

  • Flower (voiced by Michael Huang) makes a cameo appearance on a TV commercial in "Start Spreading the News", in which she talks about winning BFB.
  • Bubble (voiced by Michael Huang) and Ruby (Cary Huang) are always seen together, at least in their guest appearances in TPOT 5b, 6 and 8. In their first two appearances, they go to Two's First Hotel, where they get a room they can party in all the time, as their antics are hardly ever approved of by Lollipop (see below).
  • Dime (voiced by Matt Adams) makes a cameo appearance in "Eraser to Go(ne)".
  • Blocky (voiced by Michael Huang) is a former BFB contestant who has settled in Goikyan New York. He and his wife, Taco (Kenzie Bryant), run a business together, Woody's Funny Doings, International. After BFB, Blocky reformed and became the opposite of what he was during the competition; he no longer murders people on purpose. Meanwhile, Taco returned to university (she studied at Luyten College, where she graduated early in 1975) and earned a degree in business management, forming the backbone of WFDI. Mario (S. Aguirre) is their only child together; Ricky, or Ricardo (Sidney M.), is Taco's son from her first marriage and Woody (Michael Huang) and Rocky (see above) were adopted after BFB ended.
    • That was the family configuration as of "The Heist Is Right". Two years later in "Block City Rockers", Taco and Blocky have divorced, Mario lives with his mother or father (depending on the day), Ricardo lives exclusively with Taco in the same house, and Woody graduated from high school in the class of 1978—he is now studying in Goikyan Wisconsin for a degree in psychology. In "It Was a Very Good Year", Taco tells Book that Woody is on his way to a doctorate at university.
    • In "The Call of Wagtayatli", it is revealed that Taco and Bok have formed a professional partnership, while Blocky has his own television production company in New York (for which he hired Pen in 1983) but still lives in an apartment.
  • Cabinet Voice (voiced by Sirena Irwin, TPOT 13; Kenzie Bryant, TPOT 16; Katherine Sun, TPOT 31–onwards) appears in "File in the Cab!" as the disembodied voice greeting new visitors and recently eliminated contestants to the Filing Cabinet.
  • Cheesy (voiced by Dee Cashin) appears as a newscaster in "The One Where No One Has Common Sense". His partner, Microphone (Hailey Chapman) appears on the same show in "Can You Tell Me?".
  • Spongy (voiced by Cary Huang) appears as a funfair worker in "Block City Rockers". He has apparently reconciled with his former teammates... though he does not like Two and The Strongest Team on Earth (really just Snowball) for destroying his equipment.
    • Spongy later appears in "Chocolate Solder". He was hired by the municipal settlement's police force to work at the front desk against his will, just because sponges are used as currency in some localities.
  • Hepta Wandy (voiced by Eve-Justine) appears as Clock's biggest superfan in the same episode. She speaks Darja, i.e., Algerian Arabic (the same language Clock grew up speaking).
  • Firey (voiced by Michael Huang) and Lollipop (Sam Lee) compete against each other as contestants on Two's Two's Special Seventeenth Skirmish Show in "Like Game". It is in this episode that we learn of these two ex-BFB contestants' fates: Firey is an unemployed man living in Chicago, while Lollipop is a successful businesswoman living in two countries.
    • Firey had previously appeared in a flashback with the rest of The Losers in "Start Spreading the News", while Lollipop made a cameo at the end of "The Switchgate". In that episode, she appears with Bubble and Ruby (her flatmates) at the disco dance party celebrating Golf Ball's death—Lollipop never misses a dance at the expense of others.
    • In "It Was a Very Good Year", it is revealed that Firey and Leafy are taking a break from modern technology and are therefore not available by phone.
  • Whoever-They-Are (voiced simultaneously by Satomi Hinatsu and Kenzie Bryant) is a disembodied voice that only appears in "Like Game". They play the rôle of contest opener and closer in Two's Special Seventeenth Skirmish Show; thus they can be compared to television announcer Johnny Olson.
  • Gelatin (voiced by Ian Woodside) and Teardrop (silent, but communicates via a text-to-speech emulator connected to a headband) are a pair of young adventurers who make a cameo in "Alphabet Two-p" as loiterers in the Equation Playground Infirmary. Throughout the episode, they doubt Two's existence even when Two's name is called and they become visible again. They are also avid fans of The Power of Two—they haven't participated in such a show since BFB.
    • Teardrop also appears in "A Cheese Puff"; it is shown that she works as a driver for algebraliens on the Equation Playground.
  • Carlene (voiced by Lightnyng Vexilla) is Nickel's girlfriend during the TPOT hiatus of 1981, as shown in "A Cheese Puff". She breaks up with him after she sees him talking on a pay phone at the beach. She makes a second appearance in "Englowchment" as the person Nickel sets up with David Mason, Naily's ex-boyfriend.
  • U.S. Dollar (voiced by Lawrence Dang) is the police chief of the municipal settlement where TPOT is filmed. He is also Coiny's father and Pin's father in law. Officer Dollar speaks backwards, with subtitles in backwards Greek, as shown in his sole appearance in "A Cheese Puff"; Officer Dollar spontaneously disappears because the author did not feel like translating his dialogue into reverse Greek any more.
    • U.S. Dollar is thus replaced by USD Faulty Clone (Dang), who is a carbon copy of the original Officer Dollar, except his asset colour is noticeably more faded (not that Coiny notices). Officer Dollar's Faulty Clone detains Two (and later TUB) at the police station in "A Cheese Puff" and frees them at the end of the next episode, "Chocolate Solder".
Human guest stars[]

Starting in the 1980s, a number of humans have made live-action appearances in Fake TPOT, most of whom are well-known either inside or outside the object show community.

  • Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid (Frida) Lyngstad make a special guest appearance as themselves, the Swedish pop band ABBA. Two and a then-anonymous suitor had invited them to the objects' dimension to perform at the their New Year's Eve party in "It Was a Very Good Year". Towards the end of this episode, they sing two of their latest songs: "Happy New Year" and "On and On and On".
  • Humans also appear in "Who Says Younger = Better?" as beings in the alternate reality that takes place in Two's body when contestants get recovered. Although contestants have died before, they have never been in this particular environment. It is no coincidence that the live-action adults in this episode are portrayed by the main crew of Jacknjellify; their names have only been changed. The crew (Satomi, Pokey, Cary and Michael) appear in the stinger of "Return of the Rock Ship", portraying themselves.
    • The Boy (portrayed by Ralph Micheal Bee) plays with the TPOT contestants (as action figures) during the first part of the live-action scenes. He is taken shopping by Human W because he was being a bit noisy when acting them out. It is later revealed that The Boy was allowed to visit the Jacknjellify studios because he was voted BFDI's "biggest fan" in a contest that takes place periodically.
    • Human W (portrayed by Satomi Hinatsu) looks after The Boy in every scene in which The Boy appears, and she is also in charge of writing Unfake TPOT episodes, along with Human X. In her spare time (when she's not surrounded by others), Human W is shown to be a fan of The Love Boat and tries to get the other humans to see the action figures' abnormal activity.
    • Human X (portrayed by Kenzie Bryant) is the main person responsible for the Unfake TPOT storyboard. She works a lot, because she only appears in person in two scenes—many of her lines are given from a room with the pencil symbol on its door.
    • Human Y (portrayed by Cary Huang) has a cameo in this episode. He goes to a room with a microphone symbol on the door to record his lines for the new Unfake TPOT episode.
    • Human Z (portrayed by Michael Huang) also cameos in this episode. He is finally convinced by Human W that the action figures are acting strangely and helps Human W convince the others that the set is cursed.
  • Debbie Reynolds makes a special guest appearance in the second stinger of "Return of the Rock Ship". She chats with the Jacknjellify crew and sings a new version of a song for which she was famous in the 1960s, "An Object Show", the original version (with her voice) can be heard in the previous episode, "A Time to Let Go".

Flashback appearances[]

  • Leafy (voiced by Michael Huang; singing by Valerie Masterson, TPOT 24) appears in a flashback of BFB 15 in "Start Spreading the News" with the rest of The Losers, as well as a flashback of BFDI 1b in "File in the Cab!". She is mentioned in "The Heist Is Right" and "Like Game" as being a successful "leaf-turned-housewife-turned-minister" and has from twenty to thirty children with her husband, Firey.
    • Leafy is heavily featured in the first half of "It Was a Very Good Year" as the second person to enter the EXIT. She becomes friends with Pencil, Bracelety and Liy, and later everyone else who gets eliminated until BFB 11, when she becomes a member of the still-in cast once more.
  • The Announcer (voiced by AT&T Mike) appears in a flashback of BFB 30 in "Oratoria Polyglottica".
  • Loser (voiced by Michael Huang) appears in the first half of "It Was a Very Good Year". He is stuck in a liar ball for most of the BFB-era EXIT flashbacks, but he breaks out during the segment that takes place during BFB 16. As he is able to escape during this episode, he does not appear in any other EXIT scene during the season.

Characters with identities withheld[]

This section is for characters whose identity we do not yet know. Over time, this section should empty out.

Notes[]

  1. I didn't include Clock in this category. He was only the host during the unofficial challenge (with Tennis Ball and Golf Ball as his "educational advisors").
  2. Saw's brown handle was worn throughout the sixties (from 1963, when she first appeared on BFDI, to 1969), while the pink one was worn throughout the seventies and then some (1971–1980). The only appearance she won't carry is her handleless one from 1969–1970.
  3. This makes Nonexisty by far the contestant who has participated for the shortest period of time.
  4. It is implied that this is the name Battery went by only when she met Winner. Before/after that, she might have been known by another name.
  5. We, the readers, know that Eg and Gy were alive (through evidence such as movement and communication), but in-universe there has been much debate about this: According to Foldy and her Gogmatic beliefs, Eg and Gy were actually dead!
  6. In Swedish (not that it matters this early in the act), they were described as—and this is in alphabetical order—Det superfanet av andra säsonger, Den oskyldigt krävande, Den överdrivet komplimenterande, Den arga, Den vackra från Dixie, Den ledaren, Det coola och formella fanet, Den musik guru, Den roliga älskaren, Den rädda och ödmjuka, Den tjuvlyssnaren, Den förvirrade, Den politiska mästaren, Den argas vän, Den tysta, Den kulturella mästaren, Den band geek, Den Coiny-älskaren, Den likgiltige som tror på konspirationer and Den som vill att alla veta hennes namn.

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