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The Host.
Voiced by: Christan Potenza (S1E1, Mark Katz (S1E2-present)

The Host of Inanimate Insanity, albeit a very shrewd and callous one.

  • Ambiguous Disorder: His repressed memories and demeanor imply a serious form of PTSD.
  • Born as an Adult: In his flashbacks, he seems to be this.
  • Big Eater: He seems to have a binge-eating problem. Throughout Season 1, he makes cookies to give away as prizes, but he ends up eating them all. He lampshades this, calling himself a "fat slob".
  • Captain Ersatz: His personality resembles Chris McLean. The connection is only strengthened by the fact that Chris's voice actor played MePhone for the first episode (and for a brief cameo in the first season finale).
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Displays a callous disregard for the contestants' well-being, physically and emotionally. This gets Played for Drama in episode 7 of season 2, where he's brought to justice for one of his more egregious misdeeds and sentenced to a short while in prison.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He was abused by Steve Cobs, who pressured him to be perfect, often yelled at him, and shamed him for finding comfort in reality shows. Things only got worse when he found out that Cobs destroys his creations when they aren't the way he wants them to be and leaves them to rot in a closet, which resulted in him running away with MePad. Even in the present, things aren't much better for him since Cobs often sends his successors to kill him.
  • Depraved Kids' Show Host: Depends on the episode.
  • Disney Death: He technically dies in the finale of the first season; MePhone 4S downgrades in order to bring him back.
  • Everyone Has Standards: MePhone can be pretty uncaring and his challenges can be dangerous at times. That being said, when MePhone4S co-hosts the show with him in “The Tile Divide”, he refuses to give away chainsaws as elimination prizes and rejects his idea of a death trap for a challenge.
  • Game Show Host: A rather sadistic one.
  • Hidden Depths: Back when he resided at Meeple, his primary source of entertainment was reality TV, and it's likely what inspired him to start hosting Inanimate Insanity.
  • In-Series Nickname: Toilet calls him "Mistah Phone", much to his chagrin.
  • It Tastes Like Feet: During the finale, OJ finally gets to eat one of his cookies. They taste like crap.
  • Jerkass: He has no problem whatsoever about treating everybody else like utter trash, putting the contestants through generally inhumane or outright disgusting challenges, sends the eliminated contestants to a small prison isolated on an island in the first season (which causes one of them to go insane) and a cramped closet in the second season until OJ intervenes, frequently makes promises he knows he won't be able to keep (the most recurring of which being his legendary cookies) and treats Toilet and MePad with no respect despite all that they do for him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: When MePad informs him that Toilet was a primary benefactor in the group's acquisation of a new battery for him and says that any thanks directed for himself should be given to Toilet instead, MePhone hesitates for a moment as if he's taking in that Toilet truly does care for him...and immediately brushes him off and blames him for the Grand Slams' failure, leaving Toilet on the verge of tears.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Generally gets away with all that he subjects the contestants to...up until OJ sues him for depositing eliminated contestants from the second season in a locked closet in his hotel and gets him jailed for a brief period of time, and then is subjected to a critical battery failure almost immediately after his release after Tissues sneezes all over him. Earlier on, MePhone4S accidentally killed him during an attempt to stop MePhone5.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The mean to MePad's nice and Toilet's in-between.
  • Rage Breaking Point: In Mine Your Own Business, MePhone believes that Toilet has contact with Cobs and angrily orders him to leave. MePad defends Toilet, saying that he would never do something like this but MePhone refuses to listen and Toilet eventually leaves.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cookies.
  • Trauma Button: Steve Cobs. After Paintbrush is revealed to have painted him for Episode 12's challenge, he becomes conspicuosly uncomfortable before promptly giving them a zero. He then suffers from a mental shutdown and does not function for most of Episode 13.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Refuses to thank Toilet for helping acquire a new battery for him, even when the malfunctioning of his original one left him on the brink of death.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: He was much more innocent and sensitive during his first few months of existence and the early episodes. The way Steve Cobs treated him and his predecessors is most likely the reason for his current sour personality.

The Assistant.
Voiced by: Digibro (S2E2-S2E12), Justin Chapman (S2E13-present)
  • Deadpan Snarker: Generally monotone regardless of a situation, and is known to spout sass in response to the antics of his less-than-stable superior and co-assistant.
  • Nice Guy: MePad does his best to be calm and friendly towards everyone else, in contrast to the energetic Toilet and generally unpleasant MePhone4. He gently warns and attempts to prevent the escape of Marshmallow when she tries to leave the perimeter of the show, and lets her leave when she makes up her mind to abandon the competition.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The nice to MePhone4's mean and Toilet's in-between.
  • Only Sane Man: Much more levelheaded and rational compared to MePhone and Toilet.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to Toilet's red oni. While Toilet is loud, impolite, and constantly yelling, MePad is calmer and acts professional at all times.
  • The Stoic: He initially doesn't seem to express much emotion. This changes as Cerebus Syndrome sets in - by the time of "Kick the Bucket Part 2", it's implied that his stoicness is a facade.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: He teleports frequently throughout the series, but it's most prominent after Marshmallow gets startled by him when he catches her leaving past the show's perimeters.
  • Token Good Teammate: Unlike any MePhones from 5 over, Mecintosh, and MePhone4 himself (although he’s not evil, he’s just an uncaring sociopath), MePad doesn’t have any ulterior motives or bad intentions.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In "Marsh On Mars," he glared at MePhone4 for not caring about Marshmallow being in Mars, due to the latter caring about the lawsuits.

The Buffoon.
Voiced by: Taylor Grodin
  • Abhorrent Admirer: A platonic example towards MePhone, who clearly dislikes him.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Shows jealousy towards MePad since MePhone prefers his company as opposed to Toilet's. The two eventually come to better terms in "Theft and Battery."
  • Iron Butt-Monkey: Has been abused by MePhone4 several times, and still doesn't seem to go down.
  • Keet: Toilet is incredibly enthusiastic about his job and is one of the most energetic characters on the show, having a tendency to literally fly about the place.
  • Large Ham: Arguably the biggest one in the entire show.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The in-between to MePad's nice and MePhone4's mean. Toilet means well most of the time, but he is brash and very noisy.
  • No Indoor Voice: He shouts all the time. His voice actor even says that voicing him gives him headaches.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red oni to MePad's blue oni. While MePad is calm and acts professional at all times, Toilet is loud, impolite, and constantly yelling.
  • Terrible Artist: For episode 9's elimination, he makes cards of the Grand Slams with construction paper and glitter. They look like...this.
  • Toilet Humor: Surprisingly averted, despite him being a toilet. His humor comes from how much of a happy and random character he is, rather than immature jokes.
  • Unwanted Assistance: Inflicts this on MePhone4 in his every waking moment.



Introduced in Season 1

The Forgettable.
“I'm definitonally challenged! Leave me alone!"

Team: Epic (S1), The Bright Lights (S2)

Voiced by: Adam Katz

A recommended character. Apple isn't the smartest object on the show, as she's very ignorant and forgetful, often using words she doesn't even know the meaning of. She’s also a terrible speller.

She gets involved in an unfriendly rivalry with Marshmallow due to an incident during the Christmas season, but they eventually realize that it was a Silly Reason for War and they form a truce.

  • All Girls Like Ponies: In the Christmas Episode in Season 1, she wishes for a pony from Santa.
  • The Ditz: She's definitionally challenged, so she doesn't know the definitions of several words (even if she uses them herself). Despite this, however, she manages to correctly solve a math problem in Inanimate Smackdown.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Finds a bin full of garbage in "Sugar Rush" and happily starts munching away on it, even after being told that it isn't candy. MePhone is understandably disgusted by this.
  • Hidden Depths: According to the website, she’s working on a novel in hopes of improving her spelling, with Marshmallow doing spell checks.
  • I've Heard of That — What Is It?: Tends to do this whenever she speaks, asking for the meaning of a word she already used herself.
  • Larynx Dissonance: She has a very raspy voice. It's not uncommon for fans to mistake her for a male.
  • Manipulative Bitch: In "Let 'Er R.I.P.", she ends up revealing that she only warmed up to Marshmallow as a joke on her. It's ultimately subverted when it turns out to have been Bow possessing her.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: Her time stranded alone on Idiotic Island has caused her to develop an underlying fear of abandonment. This could explain why she becomes so attached to Marshmallow once they form a truce.
  • Sixth Ranger: She wins the paintball war between the recommended characters in "War de Guacamole" and joins Team Epic after they win the triathlon.

The Forgivable.
“Up here, everything's below us. And we don't need the approval of others."

Team: Chickenleg (Captain, S1), The Grand Slams (S2)

Voiced by: Nate Groth (S1-S2E4), Ben Cross (S2E5-present)

A latex balloon. Balloon starts off as a bossy, uncaring Jerkass, but he tries to atone for his sins once he joins Season 2. He does, however, have trouble making friends and a bad inferiority complex.

  • The Atoner: In season 2, he genuinely wants to make amends with the other players. Unfortunately, they won't trust him.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: In season I, where he would often be quite bossy.
  • Butt-Monkey: Big time. He often gets popped (sometimes by other characters who want to get rid of him), he’s the only one left behind during the cast’s trip around the world, etc.
  • Catchphrase: "Oh, come on!"
  • Character Development: He turns into The Atoner in Season 2.
  • Fat Bastard: He is seen as fat by a portion of the cast, and he is far from friendly in Season 1.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Balloon's nasty and immature personality in Season 1 has caused him to become this. He develops a more friendly attitude in Season 2, but thanks to his past characteristics, almost nobody trusts him except for Suitcase. This gets increasingly Played for Drama by episode 11, where he's eliminated after inadvertantly causing his team to lose the challenge.
  • Helium Speech: Naturally.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • According to the website, he enjoys classical music, but pop music makes him nervous.
    • He's comfortable with high elevations, and his favorite spot on the island is atop a tall mountain.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He was an asshole to everyone in season 1, but in season 2, it's revealed that he pretended to be a jerk because he thought that his ruthlessness would help him win the contest.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Type B in Season 2.
  • Jerkass: In Season 1, Balloon is regularly rude and bossy to the other contestants, especially his teammates. He's trying to make amends in Season 2, but it's going badly as next to nobody wants to be associated with him.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Again, in Season 1. He formed an alliance with OJ and Bomb as part of an unknown plan and threatened to eliminate Salt if she didn't agree to be a test dummy for the fourth challenge. He later confesses to Suitcase that he acted this way because he thought it would help him win the show.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He accidentally leads Baseball's alliance into a dangerous spot during the maze challenge, drops a bucket into the lake, which Suitcase has to retrieve (she almost drowns in the process), and indirectly causes his team to lose the Bucket Brigade.
  • Out of Focus: For most of season 1 (partially due to drama involving his voice actor). He doesn't speak in non-archive audio until he gets into season 2 (something which is immediately lampshaded).
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Season 2 reveals that Balloon's behavior in the first season was influenced by the understanding that doing such things would ensure progression through the competition. While his antisocial personality was a charade and he is deely regretful for what he has done, OJ explains to him that the others (sans Taco) were not putting on false personalities and believed that Balloon was a genuine asshole.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: Following his Heel Realization near the start of the second season, Balloon is genuinely trying to become a better person but due to being a major prick beforehand next to none of his former co-contestants are willing to give him a second chance. As the competition goes on, he begins to develop a major inferiority complex as the others grow increasingly hostile following a series of unfortunate mishaps on his part. OJ forgives Balloon when he visits the hotel prior to "Mazed and Confused", but misunderstands Balloon's desire to make amends with the old contestants and tries to encourage him to not miss out on the opportunity to befriend the new ones.
  • Saying Too Much: Balloon was terrible at covering up whatever plans he had up his sleeve. Best exemplified in the fourth episode.
    Balloon: If I could get two complete idi-I mean, friends, to help me watch my back, we could form an alliance!
    Bomb: What’s an alliance?
    Balloon: You know, when a contestant feels threatened and tries to take advantage of two complete lose-I mean, it mean’s we’re friends!
    OJ: Um...I guess?
    Balloon: Excellent. My plan is almost complete.
  • Shrinking Violet: In Season 2, he does quite poorly with social pressure and is extremely insecure about gaining the approval of others.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Due to being a balloon and thus made of fragile material, he's got one of the higher death counts out of the contestants.

“Alliance to the end, right?"

Team: Epic (S1), The Grand Slams (Captain, S2)

Voiced by: Adam Katz

A baseball. Baseball has the qualities of a leader; trustworthy, spirited, and loyal. He forms an alliance with Nickel; his closest friend, and Suitcase; a newbie, in Season 2, serving as a Morality Pet for Nickel and a Big Brother Mentor for Suitcase.

  • The Alliance: In the first episode of Season 2, he decides to form one with Nickel, and he also lets Suitcase in simply because she's armless like them. It begins to fall apart later on when Suitcase begins to lose her trust in them, and it gets completely destroyed in episode 11 when Suitcase votes Nickel out.
  • Berserk Button: Do not call him fat.
  • The Big Guy: The largest cast member, and also the physically strongest.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: The big guy to Nickel's little guy.
  • Characterization Marches On: He started off as The Quiet One and a Bookworm, but he was the second eliminated in Season 1 and didn't rejoin the game, thus giving him very little Character Development. Once he joins Season 2, Baseball becomes more outgoing and peppy, retaining almost none of his previous characteristics, and becomes a sullen, cynical wreck after Suitcase ruins their alliance.
  • Death Glare: Gives a scathing one to Suitcase at one point in “Alternate Reality Show”.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Crosses this after Suitcase betrays the alliance in "Kick the Bucket" by voting for Nickel, giving him a big "The Reason You Suck" Speech for being a horrible ally and getting him eliminated since he was the only Grand Slam to receive a vote apart from Balloon in the episode's double elimination.
  • Foil: To Nickel. Nickel is a pessimistic, untrusting Jerkass, while Baseball is an optimistic, generally faithful Nice Guy. Nickel (supposedly) cares for his alliance but doesn’t know how to express it and instead comes off as dismissive towards Suitcase, Baseball genuinely cares for his alliance and acts like a Big Brother Mentor to Suitcase. Nickel shows unfair bias towards Balloon and tries to keep him away from the alliance as much as possible, Baseball is aware that Balloon is trying to redeem himself and that Suitcase is his Only Friend.
  • Gentle Giant: One of the larger contestants and is very good-hearted and loyal.
  • Knight of Cerebus: A non-villainous example. When Test Tube and Fan are having a fairly silly conversation in "Alternate Reality Show", he comes in and immediately changes the mood for a bit before walking off.
    Baseball: An alternate timeline? That’s where I wish I was! Because what’s the point of this timeline if everyone’s out to get you?!
  • Large and in Charge: The largest character on the show, and the leader of the Grand Slams and his alliance.
  • Morality Pet: To Nickel.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: During the challenge in episode 10 of season 2, Nickel and Suitcase get into an argument about whether or not to trust Balloon. The aftermath shows him feeling guilty since he felt like he could have made a better effort to try and stop Nickel and Suitcase from fighting, and he even begins to have his doubts as a team leader.
  • Nice Guy: He genuinely cares for his alliance and prioritizes them more than himself. He also serves as a sort of brotherly figure to the more insecure Suitcase.
  • Stout Strength: He's said to be fat (although he hates being called as such), and has powerfully kicked Knife off an iceberg and destroyed Fan's laptop just by stepping on it.
  • The Talk: While residing on Idiotic Island in Season 1, Baseball is given a book aptly titled Where Babies Come From. Long story short, he's horrified by the contents of the book.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Season 1, a flying kick of his aimed at Taco was easily stopped by one of her lemons. However, in Season 2, he is much stronger, being able to punt offenders miles away from him and take a hell of a lot of punishment.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: Poor Baseball does not take Nickel’s elimination well. He spends much of Episode 12 of Season 2 in a perpetually grumpy state and claims that all he sees is “darkness”.
  • Vocal Evolution: Baseball's original voice was *much* higher than his current one.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Suitcase, who he treated kindly and with genuine respect. Once she eliminates Nickel and tears his alliance apart, Baseball begins to show great contempt towards her.
  • You Are Fat: His size is frequently commented on throughout Season 1 and the earlier episodes on Season 2.

The Unusual One.
“I'm the bomb."

Team: Chickenleg

Voiced by: Max Weissmann

  • Cartoon Bomb: But of course.
  • Flat Character: Bomb has the least known characterization of all of the first season contestants.
  • Jerkass Ball: He betrayed OJ in "Double Digit Desert," just so he could win the contest. This gets him eliminated from the show.
  • Made of Explodium: Naturally, Bomb has been ignited and blown up multiple times.
  • Out of Focus: He gets very little dialogue in season 2.
  • Speech Impediment: He has a nasty stutter.
    Bomb: Tttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa... Take the baton!
  • Accidental Nightmare Fuel: His explosions and stuttering count.


The Forgotten.
Click here to see her ghost form 
“Buy a chair!"

Team: N/A

Voiced by: Taylor Grodin

A pink hairbow who somehow made her debut in an advertisement for chairs (which she is obsessed with). She ended up joining the show anyway because Adam found her hilarious (although MePhone finds her to be annoying). Bow acts like a stereotypical Dumb Blonde thanks to her Valley Girl personality and overall stupidity.

She does not return for Season 2.

  • Badass Adorable: She managed to smash Apple into a boxing stage by only using a chair about her size.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She has an obsession with chairs, of all things. She eventually grows out of it, but she does gain an odd fascination with her tail after she becomes a ghost.
  • The Ditz: She's not very smart, constantly getting Apple's name wrong, and constantly saying irrelevant things.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Being locked in a box when she's eliminated takes a toll on her psyche.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: In "Kick the Bucket", it is revealed that she possessed Apple to end her friendship with Marshmallow so that the latter could spend more time with her.
  • Killed Off for Real: She's flung off the Crappy Cliff in the season 1 finale along with MePhone 4 and MePhone 5, the resulting electrocution from landing in the water killing all three of them. MePhone 4's simultaneous death results in Bow being unable to be revived with MeLife, and she is left as a ghost.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Her ghost form appears on the Kick the Bucket (Part 2) thumbnail, thus spoiling her death to unsuspecting viewers.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: She’s a hair accessory meant for girls, is the only contestant with visible eyelashes, and is pink.
  • Uncanny Valley Girl: When she gets eliminated, she's locked in a box that prevents her from attempting to rejoin the show. This causes her to go insane and go on a rampage, but she ends up getting killed in the process. As a ghost, she has no problem with scaring or flat-out killing the contestants during the haunted house challenge, and she even possesses Apple to claim she was using Marshmallow to get farther into the game.
  • Valley Girl: Is constantly on her phone, and uses the words "like" and "OMG" a lot.
  • Yandere: Bow is extremely attached to Marshmallow, seeing her as her only reminder of the game, and thus destroys her friendship with Apple so she can "even the playing field" and make sure Marshmallow pays more attention to her.

The Jerk.
"No more Mr. Knife guy."

Team: Epic (S1), The Grand Slams (S2)

Voiced by: Justin Chapman

A pocket knife. Starting off as a malicious bully who harassed others (Marshmallow in particular) for fun, Knife slowly grows out of his Jerkass ways and gradually reveals his kinder side (not that he’ll ever admit it).

  • The Bully: In Season 1, especially towards Marshmallow. He grows out of it.
  • Cool Big Bro: Midway through the second season, Knife tries to start acting like this towards Suitcase in an attempt to help her find her resolve.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He seems to be a mix of both deadpan and snark, but in later episodes (due to Nickel's coaching) he begins to overuse the snark.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: Only bullies others in season one because of his strength, including punching them.
  • Guttural Growler: Has a deep, raspy voice.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While not exactly the friendliest character on the show, Knife is great at giving advice to others. This contrasts with Trophy, who is a Jerk with a Heart of Jerk.
    • In A Lemony Lesson, he is actually friends with Paper, and watches Desperate Housewives, and isn't so tough.
    • In episode 7 of Season 2, he tells Pickle not to let bad experiences take him over, and gives him a smile when leaving the hotel.
    • He seems to have taken to acting as a mentor of sorts for Suitcase as of the second half of episode 11 of season 2. Unfortunately Suitcase uses Knife's advice to destroy her alliance and vote Nickel out.
    • The primary reason he gets so upset with the idea of Microphone working with Taco is because he doesn't want Taco to betray her like she did with Pickle, and he decides to cut Microphone a break and help keep her secret.
  • Kick the Dog: As said above, Knife initially found entertainment in picking on Marshmallow. One way he bullied her was by burning her and turning her into a s'more. He barely has these moments in Season 2, although he does sarcastically claim that he likes Balloon (which makes him cry).
  • Only Sane Man: Seems to fill this role in season 2. He’s one of the only contestants who has yet to be seriously broken by the show’s sadistic nature and questions much of the zanier shenanigans going on around him. He’s also the only contestant who has caught onto Microphone’s suspicious behavior, meaning he’s a lot more insightful than the others.
    Knife: I don’t know why I even show up anymore.
  • Pet the Dog: Has his moments, such as when he gives out advice to Pickle and Suitcase.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He's a fan of Desperate Housewives and he used to carry a Dora doll with him.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In season 2, he becomes less of an aggressive bully and more of an aloof Big Brother Mentor. This gradual change in personality is likely because of Trophy blackmailing him.
  • Tsundere: Seems to be the Harsh type, although more aloof and less temperamental. He’s not a bad person once you get past his tough exterior, though he refuses to admit this to the others.
    Knife: You can't let one bad experience ruin it. Otherwise you'll never move on to the next stage.
    Pickle: Wow, that means a lot, Knife. Nobody’s really been there for me lately.
    Knife: Um, I was just talking about the video game.
    Pickle: (unconvinced) Really?
    Knife: I was. Um, well, goodbye.

The Bright Leader.
"Oh, I'll let it flow alright. It'll flow like the bottom of the ocean, where the crabs die!"

Team: Epic (Captain, S1), The Bright Lights (Captain, S2)

Voiced by: Michael Bruzzone

An incandescent lightbulb. Cheerful, eccentric, and quirky to boot, but she has...odd tastes in food. While she's a good leader if she puts her mind into it, by the end of the day, she'd rather clown around.

  • A Day in the Limelight: Episode 12 of Season 2, which focuses on her time travelling with Test Tube and relationship with Paintbrush.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Her Extreme Omnivore tendencies bring Pica to mind.
  • Big Eater: In the first episode of season two she eats 53 cookies, and even that's too much for her to stomach.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: When MePad states that 0% of the population likes oatmeal raisin, she confesses that she doesn't mind it. Cue to her teammates staring at her with disgusted looks on their faces.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: She herself states that she has "bright ideas" and made a cookie pizza that spared her team from elimination in Episode 4, but later episodes suggest she would rather goof off instead of coming up with new ideas (much to Paintbrush's chagrin).
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: She's very quirky, put simply.
  • Curiosity Killed the Cast: When she finds a time machine Test Tube was working on and decides to start playing with it, she accidentally causes them to travel back in time, and things only escalate from that point on.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Has eaten a stick and a ball of yarn. She has also attempted to eat a bucket in Episode 11.
  • The Face: Her quirky, outgoing personality makes it very easy for her to befriend others, which is best exemplified in the I.I. Infinity timeline.
  • Hidden Depths: Word of God says that as the series progresses, Lightbulb gradually begins to feel separated from the others and wants everyone to be the same as her-carefree and fun-loving, which explains why she gets along so well with the Infinity-timeline contestants.
  • Light 'em Up: She can light herself up at will.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: A majority of her deaths involve her shattering.
  • Nice Girl: Very friendly and accepting of others. When Paintbrush reveals their gender and worries that it won’t be acknowledged, she validates them in her own quirky way.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: She's one of the only contestants unaffected by the show's Cerebus Syndrome and helps provide much of the comic relief after "Rain on Your Charade."
  • Series Mascot: In a fashion. She is featured in AnimationEpic's profile picture.
  • Shock and Awe: She seems to have the ability to generate electricity, as shown in Kick The Bucket where she pumps a ball with electricity and throws it at Fan.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Wise Girl to Paintbrush's Straight Man.
  • Supreme Chef: She made a cookie pizza with shredded chocolate for the fourth challenge, and all of the judges loved it.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She loves cookies, notably oatmeal raisin cookies.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: In the beginning of Season 2, she eats about 53 cookies during a party, and even that proves to be too much for her to handle. She promptly tosses them onto an unlucky Baseball.

The Sweet One.
“I never realized that's the reason why you're so upset. Paintbrush and I never meant to hurt you, we just wanted to preserve your feelings."

Team: Epic (S1), The Bright Lights (S2)

Voiced by: AmandaRulez85 (S1E1-S1E4), Adam Katz (S1E5-S1E18), Dee Cashin (S2-present)

A marshmallow. Despite her sweet exterior, Marshmallow is actually quite stubborn and prone to holding grudges, and her blunt, cynical nature has caused her to butt heads with her fellow contestants.

  • A Day in the Limelight: Episode 6 of Season 2 heavily focuses on her relationship with Apple and her reunion with Bow.
  • The Cynic: Slowly becomes this as the series progresses, having difficulty trusting others thanks to her shaky relationship with Apple and the overall stress of the competition.
  • Gravity Is a Harsh Mistress: In the first season, she has the ability to control her own gravity... but she's not good at getting it to work the way she wants to.
  • In-Series Nickname: Often referred to as simply "Marsh".
  • It's All About Me: Downplayed. She’s a nice, well-intentioned character, but her trust issues lead to her primarily being more concerned with herself more than the others. In “Crappy Anniversary”, she calls everyone idiots because of how much their antics tired her out over the past year, not caring about what they might think of her.
  • Larynx Dissonance: Due to Crossdressing Voices, she sounds like a man by the end of the first season. It's subverted in season 2, as she got a new, more feminine sounding voice actor.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Shows regret that she indirectly caused Bow's death and eventually starts regretting lashing out at Apple.
  • Nice Girl: She's generally kind to others (Apple being an exception).
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: She attempts to stop MePhone5 from stealing the million dollar prize in the climax of the first season finale by relocking Bow in her container and siccing her on him. This directly leads to Bow's death and contributes to those of MePhone4 and MePhone5.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: She eventually decides to just leave the show entirely because of the sheer level of toxicity it produces and the way it destroys friendships.
  • Tsundere: The Sweet type. While normally soft-spoken and kind, she’s a lot more bitter when dealing with Apple. This culminates in “Crappy Anniversary”, where she lashes out at everyone and admits to being tired of dealing with their antics after a year of enduring them.

The Sarcasm Spasm.
“Wow, I think you get less funny every episode."

Team: Epic (S1), The Grand Slams (S2)

Voiced by: Adam Katz

A 5¢ nickel with an apitude for sarcasm. Easily the most pessimistic character on the show, Nickel is typically in a bitter mood. Whenever he opens his mouth, expect him to say something snarky or rude.

  • Accidental Misnaming: A large number of fans would often misspell his name as "Nickle" while voting for him, to the point that it actually saved him from elimination. Temporarily, that is.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: He’s also a contestant on Battle for Dream Island. Unlike the one on BFDIA, this Nickel is an unpleasant, cynical Jerkass.
  • The Alliance: With Baseball and Suitcase. It gets destroyed when he was voted out in episode 11.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: The little guy to Baseball's big guy.
  • Deadpan Snarker: High on the snark, but low on the deadpan.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even with his rude, cynical personality, he gets annoyed when Knife kicks a soccer ball into Apple's face, overuses his sarcasm and angers Cheesy, and makes Balloon, the person Nickel hates the most, run away crying.
  • Foil: To Baseball. Baseball is an optimistic, generally faithful Nice Guy, while Nickel is a pessimistic, untrusting Jerkass. Baseball genuinely cares for his alliance and acts like a Big Brother Mentor to Suitcase, Nickel (supposedly) cares for his alliance but doesn’t know how to express it and instead comes off as dismissive towards Suitcase. Baseball is aware that Balloon is trying to redeem himself and that Suitcase is his Only Friend, Nickel shows unfair bias towards Balloon and tries to keep him away from the alliance as much as possible.
  • Granola Guy: He may be a total jackass, but Nickel is surprisingly passionate about conserving water and even shared some tips with Knife about the matter.
  • Jerkass: Nickel is an incredibly unpleasant character, abusing his usage of sarcasm and therefore coming off as rude towards others. He’s also very unforgiving towards Balloon, who just wants to redeem himself.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold:
    • He tries to keep Balloon away from the alliance mostly out of fear of him tearing it apart and he does consider Suitcase an ally despite how he treats her, but his lack of emotional intelligence makes him come off as dismissive and rude. When Suitcase claims that they never really interacted, he actually seems to show some regret.
    • Nickel tries to emotionally cater to anyone he considers a friend (such as Knife or Baseball). He coaches Knife into conveying his nastier thoughts into sarcasm so he doesn’t come off as overly mean and helps Baseball out of a slump when he feels like he’s not good enough as a leader.
  • Karma Houdini: Even though he manipulates Suitcase into stealing a battery, Soap is eliminated instead of him for a much more unfair reason (at least in her eyes; she was the one who pinned the blame on Suitcase), something she lampshades after the votes are revealed. He spends the next two episodes making things worse for Balloon and Suitcase and is indirectly responsible for Suitcase’s most horrific hallucination.
    Soap: I didn't realize that forcing your teammate to steal still kept you in the game, but pointing out the crime though? What a disgrace.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Karma hits him hard in “Kick the Bucket”. Suitcase reveals that, unlike everyone else voting for Balloon, she voted for Nickel instead, and then proceeds to give him a "The Reason You Suck" Speech for being a terrible ally to her. And then, MePhone reveals that Nickel is also getting eliminated because of a surprise double elimination.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Dons a Nice Hat, Cool Shades, and a gold chain necklace as a disguise after he scalps Spoiled Lemon tickets online. An interesting subversion, however, is that Baseball immediately recognizes him.
  • Snarky Inanimate Object: Duh.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Later in Season 2 he uses Suitcase to steal a battery and always tries to exclude Balloon from the alliance whenever possible. This eventually leads to him being eliminated.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He’s more or less responsible for much of Suitcase’s trauma, albeit unknowingly. When he forces her to steal a battery, she encounters Mecintosh, who causes her to become distrustful of her alliance, and when he makes her retreive a bucket Balloon dropped during the Bucket Brigade, she has a violent hallucination that nearly causes her to drown.

The Normal Guy.
“If you never give anyone else a chance, it can only be us!"

Team: Chickenleg

Voiced by: Taylor Grodin

A glass of orange juice. One of the few contestants who shows consistent signs of common sense, but he also tends to criticize MePhone’s challenges and point out flaws in logic. Despite this, he can be naive and pessimistic.

He does not return for Season 2.

  • Death by Despair: The shock of seeing a plane fly into his hotel and cause it collateral damage causes him to shatter.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Dislikes chocolate, claiming that it’s bad for his acidic structure. In reality, both chocolate and orange juice are acidic.
  • The Everyman: Labeled "The Normal Guy" by the creators.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Nice as he is, OJ eventually tires of the horseshit that the other contestants and MePhone put him through, especially due to the damage they cause to his hotel.
  • It's All About Me: Downplayed, as he is caring about others, but sometimes thinks of himself over others.
  • Jerkass Ball: When he temporarily replaces MePhone as the host of the show, he eliminates Suitcase because he thinks she’s “ruining the show” (he even calls her “what’s-your-face”) and makes the remaining contestants clean Hotel OJ solely because he needed some extra help (and because of the structural damage many of the first season contestants caused), not as a challenge. Arguably justified because MePhone used his hotel property without permission and had a plane flown into it at the beginning of the second season and he was likely still annoyed about it, along with the stress of being the host.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: Due to being made out of glass, a majority of his deaths involve him shattering.
  • Morality Chain: To Paper.
  • Nice Guy: Generally pretty friendly and compassionate.
  • Only Sane Man: Out of all of the contestants in Season 1, he displays the most maturity and common sense.
  • Super Drowning Skills: Dilution of the orange juice contained in OJ's glass tends to be fatal or at least make him incredibly ill, and as a result he does not like challenges where he has to swim unless he has something like a cork to plug the glass.
  • Temporary Substitute: After MePhone is sent off to jail in Episode 7 of Season 2 when OJ wins his lawsuit against him, he temporarily takes over as host. He's not great at the job, to say the least.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: He gets shattered a lot.

The Hothead.
“I am an artist. I need opposition!"

Team: Epic (S1), The Bright Lights (S2)

Voiced by: Taylor Grodin

A wooden mop paintbrush. Paintbrush is competitive and has strong team spirit, though this is mostly overshadowed by their extremely bad temper. They can be stubborn if things don't go their way and show little to no patience for their teammates' nonsense.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Lightbulb refers to them as "Painty".
  • Ambiguous Disorder: They have some traits in common with Borderline Personality Disorder. The most prominent is their Hair-Trigger Temper at their teammate's nonsensical behavior, going from friendly and pragmatic to violent and destructive, even going so far as to attack their teammates. They always apologize afterward, however.
  • Ambiguous Gender: The only contestant with an unknown gender. Episode 12 of Season 2 reveals that they’re non-binary.
  • Berserk Button:
    • If you're a member of the Bright Lights, do not, under any circumstances ever, goof around and slack off during challenges.
    • Don't refuse to give explanations to them. MePhone learned this the hard way when he gave their painting of Steve Cobs a zero.
    • Asking about their gender makes Paintbrush a little uncomfortable as well due to being non-binary.
  • Burning with Anger: When they get really mad. When they set the surrounding area ablaze and destroys everybody's paintings in "Alternate Reality Show", this causes the other contestants to vote them out as they hadn't even had theirs judged yet.
    • And according to their page on the website, Hotel OJ had to have fire extinguishers fitted in every room because of this.
  • Characterization Marches On: In Season 1, there wasn't much to Paintbrush apart from being tall, having an unknown gender, and asking questions that are always cut off by MePhone4. In Season 2, they become more serious and pragmatic, at the cost of developing a very short temper.
  • Competition Freak: Paintbrush takes the game very seriously and has a strong intent on ensuring victory for their team. Messing around during challenges is an extremely good way to get on their nerves.
  • Control Freak: Can be bossy and stubborn if things don’t go their way.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: Should be self-explanatory at this point.
  • Face–Heel Turn: In "Cooking for The Grater Good", they temporarily usurp Lightbulb as the team leader after deciding that she was responsible for causing their team's losses.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Thanks to the antics of their teammates, Paintbrush loses their temper a lot in the second season.
  • Serious Business: Competing on the show seems to be this for them, especially considering how much they hate goofing off.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Straight Man to Lightbulb and Fan (Wise Guys).
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives plenty of harsh ones to Fan.
    From "'Everything's A-OJ": YOU'RE TELLING ME NOT TO WORRY?! I'M THE ONLY ONE WHO DOES ANYTHING FOR THIS TEAM!! [...] You act like you're still just a spectator, that nothing leaves a real impact! Well how about your precious little egg on the hardwood floor!?
    From "Mazed and Confused": Well Fan, isn't that just interesting? Have you ever analyzed dirt? Well HOW 'BOUT NOW?! [*Paintbrush punches Fan*] IS IT INTERESTING ENOUGH?! GOT ENOUGH INFORMATION DOWN THERE?! WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO, WRITE IT ON YOUR BLOG?! UGH! I! HATE! YOU!
  • Token Minority: As of episode 12, the only non-binary character in the cast.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Somewhat justified, since this was brought on by their teammates' lack of effort in trying to win challenges. Then again, they have become quite violent towards Fan.

The Psycho.
“With a little psychotherapy, anything's possible!"

Team: Epic (before rejoin), Chickenleg (after rejoin)

Voiced by: Justin Chapman

A piece of looseleaf paper. He starts off as immature and whiny, preferring to slack off and watch Desperate Housewives, but after he rejoins and deals with some pent-up anger issues, he gradually becomes kinder and more cautious.

He does not return for Season 2.

  • Absurd Phobia: He says that dolphins give him nightmares. Justified, since Knife (somehow) threw one at him in ‘’A Lemony Lesson’’, the episode where he was initially eliminated.
  • Adorkable: Has an adorable, high-pitched voice.
  • Berserk Button: According to his voice actor, he has three: bullying/teasing people for what makes them happy, the cold, and people leaving the lights on after they leave.
  • Effeminate Voice: Has a high-pitched, childish voice, and his obsession with girly stuff, as well as being sensitive to gross things justifies this.
  • Evil Brit: In Paper's nightmare, his evil self has a British accent.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: He hated being trapped on Idiotic Island, so much that he threatened to kill someone once he left. He kept this promise, and it all culminated in him developing a murderous Split Personality.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Paper’s kindness, cautiousness, sensitivity and love for Desperate Housewives make him one of the least masculine characters on the show.
  • It's All About Me: He may be nice, but selfish at times.
  • Killed Off for Real: After he overcame his Split Personality, the evil side stopped existing altogether.
  • Made of Iron: Surprisingly tough for a piece of paper; he has survived having a chair, a dolphin, Taco, a bowling ball, and a piano thrown at him, none of which killed him (although the piano did knock him down).
  • Out of Focus: Even compared to the other former contestants, he doesn't do much in season 2.
  • Split Personality: Once had one in Season 1 after being trapped in Idiotic Island for a very long time. He eventually conquers it.
  • Stepford Smiler: According to his voice actor, Paper still has memories of his Split Personality, but he tries to act as if he doesn’t exist and live life as usual.
  • Trauma Button: Any mentions of Idiotic Island will set off his Split Personality.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Paper started off as somewhat immature and short-tempered, watching Desperate Housewives instead of competing in the second challenge and spending much of his time on Idiotic Island complaining. Once he becomes more aware of the actions of his Split Personality, Paper is a lot more cautious and kindhearted.

The Wannabe.
We're BCFFs. We have to be together!"

Team: Chickenleg

Voiced by: Rochelle Garciano (S1E1-S1E5), Crasi4tunes (S1E5-S1E15), Sam Katz (S1E16-S1E17, Adam Katz (S2E1), Alexa Chapman (S2E7-present)

A pepper shaker, and Salt’s “BCFF”. She behaves like a stereotypical teenage girl, but unlike Salt, she treasures their friendship more and refuses to let anyone get in the way of it.

She does not return for Season 2, but when Lightbulb accidentally messes up the show’s timeline, she becomes the host of the show along with Pepper, retooling the show into an infinite loop where the two hold constant fashion shows and flaunt their greatness to the other contestants.

  • Attention Whore: All of the "challenges" she and Salt set up in Inanimate Insanity Infinity are just fashion shows starring none of the actual contestants and themselves only. The moment Test Tube shows up and proves to not be a Flat Character or batshit insane like everybody else, they quickly grow agitated with her presence.
  • Beta Bitch: She's Salt's beta, even though the duo treat themselves as co-Alpha Bitches. Lightbulb and Test Tube take advantage of this in the timeline where they won the first season shown in "Alternate Reality Show" to spark a fight between her and Salt.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Refuses to eat or even collect candy for the same reasons as Salt, which helps cost Team Chickenleg the challenge and results in her elimination.
  • Flat Character: Salt is already one even with her crush on OJ, and Pepper has less characterisation than she does due to primarily serving as her best friend and not much else.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Salt.
  • Satellite Character: She doesn't have much relevance to the series except being Salt's BCFF.
  • Valley Girl: Her basic personality.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Along with Salt, she develops a fear of crabs thanks to Lightbulb and Test Tube interfering with the first challenge. For context... 

The Idiot.

Team: Chickenleg

Voiced by: Derek Napolitano

A cucumber. One of the more easygoing and kindhearted contestants, though he isn’t very smart. He is also Taco’s best friend, and is the only character who genuinely enjoys her presence.

He does not return for Season 2.

  • Butt-Monkey: Can get into injuries randomly, even if they are minor.
  • The Ditz: By far the dumbest contestant in season one.
  • Eye Scream: Taco spits a lemon in his right eye during Episode 11’s underwater challenge, solely so he would look more like a pirate. He is seen with an eyepatch for 4 more episodes.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Ate his pickle girlfriend in episode 7 of Season 1.
  • Mellow Fellow: One of the calmer and more laid-back contestants.
  • Nice Guy: Generally sweet, and the only contestant who genuinely liked Taco.
  • Rage Quit: "Breaking the Ice" shows that Pickle does not take well to losing in a video game early on or getting beaten by another player, and has a habit of breaking controllers.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: When deciding on who to vote off before the finale, Pickle criticizes OJ for his reckless behavior, constant complaining despite barely winning any challenges, and being a Competition Freak, and calls out Paper’s tendency to rely on OJ for everything. He chooses to eliminate Paper since he skipped the first half of the game and, again, relied on OJ too often.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Taco, until she reveals she was only stringing him along.

The Drama Queen.
Pepper. Don't like, underestimate our powers!"

Team: Chickenleg

Voiced by: Crasi4tunes (S1E1-S1E15), Sam Katz (S1E16-S1E17, Adam Katz (S2E1), Alexa Chapman (S2E7-present)

A salt shaker, and Pepper’s “BCFF”. Much like Pepper, Salt behaves like a stereotypical teenage girl, though she has a selfish streak and an unhealthy crush on OJ.

She does not return for Season 2, but when Lightbulb accidentally messes up the show’s timeline, she becomes the host of the show along with Pepper, retooling the show into an infinite loop where the two hold constant fashion shows and flaunt their greatness to the other contestants.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Has a crush on OJ, but he doesn't like her back.
  • Alpha Bitch: This reaches its peak in "Alternate Reality Show" - having won Inanimate Insanity's first season due to Lightbulb altering the timeline by causing her and Pepper to become the team captains, Salt has gotten the show retooled into a version where she and Pepper live in luxury as the hosts at the expense of the contestants, have all the challenges be about exemplifying their greatness and are completely in charge of who gets eliminated over petty reasoning.
  • Attention Whore: Salt and Pepper would rather hold constant fashion shows to show off rather than hold any actual challenges for the contestants. When Test Tube shows up, her intelligence earns her the duo's ire as she stands out from all of the other contestants for being neither boring nor weird and they attempt to dispose of her by throwing her into Black Hole.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She won't let anyone else near OJ. It only gets worse after Pepper is eliminated and she attempts to replace her with him.
  • Does Not Like Spam: She hates candy because she's on a diet, so much that she outright refuses to touch it in a challenge where the goal is to collect the most candy.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Pepper.
  • It's All About Me: When it comes down to it, Salt is an incredibly selfish person and will proritise herself over Pepper. If the opportunity to exploit everyone else arises, as seen in the Inanimate Insanity Infinity timeline, she will not hesitate to take advantage of it and live a pampered life.
  • The Millstone: Ruins the eliminated contestants' attempt to escape Idiotic Island by running off to find OJ and getting caught by MePhone despite being told not to do so.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Along with Pepper, she’s this In-Universe, taking away screentime from the alternate dimension contestants, who just want to be noticed.
  • Valley Girl: Her basic personality.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Along with Pepper, she develops a fear of crabs thanks to Lightbulb and Test Tube interfering with the first challenge. What happened? 

The Liar.
“SOUR CREAM!" - Season 1
“Now listen to the story of just how irritatingly pathetic you are, and therefore, how much you need me." - Season 2

Team: Chickenleg

Voiced by: Sam Katz/Adam Katz (alternates, Season 1 only), Alexander Aceland Kent (S2E9-S2E11), Rhegan Rizio (S2E12-present)

A veggie taco with a very random personality, often spouting out random words and having the strange ability to spit out (or barf) lemons. She eventually forms a close friendship with Pickle.

She is the runner-up of Season 1. The finale reveals she was Obfuscating Stupidity to obtain viewer support and is actually a Manipulative Bitch with a British accent. After being absent for 8 more episodes, Taco eventually returns to work with Microphone and assists her to get farther into the game.

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She's seen as quirky and random, but nice, until the season 1 finale, where it's revealed that she was faking it to hide her evil side.
  • Breath Weapon: Taco's been shown to be able to launch a massive amount of lemons out of her mouth.
  • Catchphrase: A very loud "SOUR CREAM!" was this for her until her true personality was revealed.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Her default personality in season 1, often spouting out nonsense words and somehow having the ability to spit lemons. In reality, it's just a ruse to endear her to her fellow contestants and viewers to ensure her progress through the game.
  • Evil All Along: As revealed in the last episode of the first season.
  • Evil Brit: Her real voice (as revealed in the first season's finale).
  • False Friend: To Pickle. While he geniunely saw her as his best friend, Taco was just using him as leverage to get through the competition.
  • For the Lulz: Her reason for naming Balloon's team "Chickenleg" in Season 1.
  • The Host: Early on, she hosted a one-episode talk show called The Taco Show. Her only guest was OJ, and she made him incredibly uncomfortable (and annoyed) by pretending to forget his name, dumping Kool-Aid into his glass, asking him to choose between eating raccoon feces or making out with Rebecca Black, and threatening to dump a bucket of “Strange Warm Yellow Liquid” onto him if he didn’t answer. Knowing her now, it’s very likely she did all this solely For the Lulz.
  • Karma Houdini: After she revealed her true nature, she doesn't get a major punishment for her actions and gets away with it.
  • Manipulative Bitch:
    • In the first season, she pretends to be borderline mentally handicapped in order to carry her further into the game.
    • In Season 2, she takes the Grand Slams' tensions and inner struggles to her advantage, starting by collaborating with Microphone.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: For the entirety of Season 1, she pretends to be stupid and completely nuts in order to get farther into the game.
  • Put on a Bus: Taco runs away after she knocks MePhone5 off the Crappy Cliff and is absent from there on. Until...
    • The Bus Came Back: She returns in Rain On Your Charade, popping out from behind a bush and trying to convince Microphone to work with her.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Calm, manipulative, strategic, and snooty, she's the blue oni to Microphone's red oni.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: One of the shortest contestants on the show, and also the most conniving.
  • Spot of Tea: She seems to like drinking tea.
  • Too Quirky to Lose: Despite coming off as annoying and random in Season 1, she makes it to the finale and does surprisingly well in the final challenge. You know the rest.
  • Tongue Trauma: At one point in season 1, she was forced into a death trap where she got her tongue stuck on a spiky platform. It then ripped off and she was sent plummeting into lava. That couldn't have been fun.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her true nature, surprise return in season 2, and significance therein are why spoilers are unmarked here.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Once she loses the final challenge to OJ, she loses it and reveals her plans.

Introduced in Season 2

The Box

Team: The Grand Slams

A cardboard box. The only contestant on the show who isn't anthropomorphic.

The Comedian.

Team: The Grand Slams

Voiced by: Aaron Shapiro

A brick of (presumably Maasdam) cheese. He spends a good chunk of his screentime cracking puns at every opportunity, even when it’s not called for. Because of his terrible sense of humor, he isn’t very popular among the contestants, and their obnoxious undertones don’t help him one bit.

  • Berserk Button: Do not say or imply his jokes aren't funny.
  • Characterization Marches On: He becomes the Pungeon Master once he joins Season 2, thus giving him an entirely new personality.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He's first seen in the fourth episode advertising CheeseCraft, a former Minecraft server. He also appears in Episode 7 as a security guard, refusing to let MePhone4S enter the show grounds.
  • The Gadfly: Starting from “Let ‘Er R.I.P.”, he spends much of his time annoying Microphone by making obnoxious puns about her volume.
  • Jerkass to One: He's normally pretty friendly and his jokes are usually harmless, but around Microphone, he cracks jokes about her volume on purpose, scares her while her gain is at max, and outright calls her a monstrosity for no reason.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In “Everything’s A-OJ”, he chooses to piss off Microphone as opposed to cleaning the hotel. She then throws a bucket at him and gives him a head injury.
    • Happens to him again in “Theft and Battery”, when he crosses the line and calls Microphone a monstrosity. Not only does he recieve a "The Reason You Suck" Speech, he’s also eliminated with a new record of votes.
  • The Load: When Knife made fun of his comedy in "A Kick in the Right Direction," Cheesey decides to confront him and fail. The worst part, he decided to do it in the middle of a challenge. He also just stands around telling jokes instead of helping his team.
  • Odd Name Out: He's the only contestant who isn't directly named after the object he is, instead having his name end in "-y".
  • Pungeon Master: His whole gimmick. After he’s eliminated, he realizes that there’s more to humor than puns, but he’s shoved into the Rejection Portal before he can demonstrate.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: His jokes were already quite obnoxious, but calling Microphone a monstrosity is the last straw.
  • Visual Pun: He's a piece of cheese that excels in cheesy jokes.

The Twins.

Team: The Bright Lights

Voiced by: Derek Napolitano

The Replacement.

Team: The Grand Slams

Voiced by: Taylor Grodin

A blob of dough. He was brought into the show as a replacement for Bow, but instead of an obsession with chairs, he has an affinity for stairs/bears/affairs/whatever rhymes. Almost none of the contestants seem to like him (with Marshmallow and Microphone particularly disliking him), and he barely gets to compete anyway since he gets eaten by Yin-Yang almost immediately after he joins the game.

  • Cloudcuckoolander: He likes anything that rhymes with chairs. Examples include stairs, bears, dares, etc.
    MePad: And what's next; mares?
  • Eaten Alive: Courtesy of Yin-Yang under the latter's influence.
  • Hate Sink: Dough was deliberately designed to be a Replacement Scrappy in-universe and out to everyone who liked his (alleged) sister Bow, and is quickly eaten by Yin-Yang under the latter personality's influence at the end of his debut episode.
  • Hidden Depths: Dough happens to be a rather nice pianist, providing most of the background music to "Afterlife in the Limelight" in "Kick the Bucket".
  • Killed Off for Real: MePhone can't revive Dough since he couldn't create a MeLife button for him by the time he died.
  • Replacement Scrappy: An In-Universe example. After Marshmallow and Fan complain about Bow's permanent death and MePhone notes that the show's ratings had declined after said death, Toilet finds him as a replacement for her. Marshmallow is not happy about this, and nobody else (except Suitcase) seems to be fond of him.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: He likes to rhyme for whatever reason.
    Dough: Is the horse a mare? Then I’d care.
  • Shout-Out: His voice is based off that of Lumpy Space Princess and Silver Spoon from Friendship is Witchcraft.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: In the eyes of in-universe Adam, at the very least.

The #1 Fan.
“It's huge, but from this angle, it looks small...just like me on this show. I feel like nobody really notices me here."

Team: The Bright Lights

Voiced by: Brian Koch

A Chinese paper fan. A massive fan of Inanimate Insanity, though he lacts social tact and self-awareness due to his obsession with the show. It also hinders him during challenges, much to Paintbrush’s chagrin.

  • A Day in the Limelight: One of the subplots of "Mine Your Own Business" focuses on his Hidden Depths and frustration with the show’s changes.
  • Adorkable: He gets excited very easily, especially when it comes to Spoiled Lemon.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: He displays some symptoms of Autism, namely his fixation on the show and how he gets excited when talking about it, tendency to make irrelevant remarks, lack of self-awareness, and how he gets upset when the show's routine begins to change and his egg begins to hatch after months of nurturing it.
  • Ascended Fanboy: A huge fan of Inanimate Insanity who got to join the show for its second season.
  • Character Blog: Regularly updates one, even when he really shouldn't. (It once actually existed, too.)
  • Characterization Marches On: In his Early-Bird Cameo in the first season, he speaks in Japanese Ranguage. This was dropped entirely in the second season.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He briefly appears in the first season when MePhone announces that the viewers would be allowed to participate in voting. He then steals a box of take-out from OJ.
  • Easily Impressed: See above.
  • Epileptic Trees: In-Universe, he crafts a lot of theories.
  • Extraverted Nerd: Unlike Test Tube, he's very quirky and easily fascinated, and he gets rather excited when talking about his interests.
  • Fanboy: A huge fan of Inanimate Insanity with a habit of making predictions and theories as Season 2 progresses. (Despite this, Word of God mentions he thinks the show is entirely scripted.) He's also a fan of Spoiled Lemon and the Meeple company.
  • Freak Out: Happens to him when MePhone cancels the elimination in Episode 10 (which also leaves him Laughing Mad) and threatens to disqualify Marshmallow if she doesn't return to the show's perameters.
  • The Gadfly: Has shades of this, as he seems to intentionally rile up Paintbrush and fails to take them seriously after they snap.
  • Innocently Insensitive: In Episode 10, he hosts a sort of faux-game show in which he spins a wheel to determine what topic Marshmallow will bring up next. Paintbrush gets upset with him, believing he was making fun of her hyperfocusing on Apple’s betrayal.
  • The Load: He has a bad habit of goofing off or stalling the team during challenges, such as when he delivers a lengthy apology to Paintbrush for his behavior while Test Tube tries to pass him a bucket during the Bucket Brigade.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The flamboyant, fanboyish feminine boy to Test Tube's determined, scientific masculine girl.
  • No Social Skills: He is typically unaware of his surroundings and has little self-awareness to boot. Whenever he brings up his blog, expect him to unintentionally annoy somebody.
  • Nothing Is the Same Anymore: In-Universe example. As the series progresses, he grows increasingly frustrated by the numerous changes to the show, including, but not limited to: the voting system switching to contestant voting, the draw during the maze challenge and how it results in no elimination, Marshmallow's disappearance, etc. His egg starting to hatch is what crosses the line, as he isn't prepared for it to hatch and just wants to keep nurturing it with Test Tube, which sparks an argument between the two before he is eliminated.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Along with Ligthbulb, he typically provides much of the show's comic relief post-Cerebus Syndrome. Averted in Episode 13.
  • Ship Tease: With Test Tube.
  • Straw Fan: He's often depicted as incredibly obsessed with the show, making him seem weird to his fellow contestants. His obsession also hinders him during challenges and prevents him from focusing.
  • Visual Pun: He's a big fan of the show.

The Loud and Proud.
“I'm trying harder than everyone else, so why do I always lose?!"

Team: The Grand Slams

Voiced by: Hailey Chapman

A standard microphone. Typically upbeat and friendly, though this is overshadowed by her lack of an indoor voice and tendency to mess up challenges. As a result, she is shunned by most of her team, fueling her determination to show them her full potential.

  • Bad Liar: She grows increasingly more suspicious by "Alternate Reality Show" because of her involvement in the disappearance of Lightbulb and Test Tube (which results in her arriving late for the painting challenge), tendency to run off in the woods, and frequent nervous laughter, complete with big awkward grins. This causes Knife to become suspicious of her and eventually find out her involvement with Taco.
  • Berserk Button: She really doesn't like Cheesy's obnoxious jokes. When he makes a pun about her gain setting, she throws a bucket at him (which is enough to injure him). When he crosses the line and calls her a monstrosity, she snaps and yells at him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Can be this from time to time.
    Taco: Ethics will get you nowhere, Microphone.
    Microphone: That’s real reassuring coming from you.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: She managed to win the dodgeball challenge by herself when outnumbered by the Bright Lights, yet her teammates (except for Soap and to a degree, Suitcase) continue to ignore her anyway.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: If one looks closely, she can be seen hiding behind Knife in the Season 1 finale.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She's willing to work with Taco to cheat her way through the game, even if it means manipulating other contestants. Resorting to violence, however, is something else entirely.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her inability to control her own volume proves to be a major catalyst in her messing up challenges; an example is the triathalon when she accidentally reveals her "secret weapon" and gets provoked by Fan to "speak louder". It also results in her teammates criticizing her, something she seriously dislikes.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Because of her Fatal Flaw (as seen above), Microphone has become this amongst her teammates; who often ignore her or criticize her. The exceptions are Soap (who later becomes her Only Friend), Suitcase (who attempts to start a conversation with her at the end of Episode 7 and in Episode 12 but doesn’t get far), and Balloon (who complains to her about the show in Episode 10).
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Her temper isn't as bad as Paintbrush's, but it's still pretty easy to piss her off.
  • Hidden Depths: If her diary is anything to go by, Microphone has some self-esteem issues, as she describes herself with words like "annoying, loud and random" and calls herself an insignificant loser. This is because of the criticism and lack of trust she receives from her teammates, and as a result, she views herself with a negative mindset in hopes of doing better in the competition.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Though she’s more of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold. She’s the only character who fully realizes how insensitive Cheesy’s jokes are and chews him out for calling her a monstrosity.
    • In the same episode, she becomes suspicious of Steve Cobs thanks to an incident with MePhone5S and 5C, questioning why he’s being friendly towards the contestants even though his creations tried to kill them.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She can be obnoxious and insolent at times, as she speaks in a rude tone towards people who criticize her (such as Nickel or Baseball) and tells Dough to jump off a bridge. She also shows no hesitation in being snarky towards Taco, who is much more refined than her. Despite this, she’s very empathetic and shows concern for others whenever she needs to.
    • When Knife breaks his leg in the triathalon, she tries to make sure he’s okay before she proceeds, even though he doesn’t want her concern.
    • She tries to help Soap get over her OCD in Episode 9.
    • When Cheesy is eliminated, she forgives him for his obnoxious jokes and convinces him not to give up comedy as long as he doesn’t hurt people’s feelings.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Her defining quirk. Once her volume is triggered, Microphone’s voice becomes ear-piercingly loud, and is even capable of blowing others away. Unfortunately for her team, it proves to be a massive flaw more often than it is a useful talent. Interestingly enough, real-life microphones don’t produce sound, they only input it.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Proves to be just as bad as Taco as she verbally pressures Balloon for Episode 11's challenge.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: She accidentally loses the triathalon in Episode 3 when Fan provokes her into revealing her "secret weapon". She also indirectly causes the draw during Episode 10's maze challenge when she uses her volume to attract Knife's attention, but also lures Test Tube to the finish line.
  • No Indoor Voice: She has a habit of accidentally turning on her power button and talking much louder than she intends to.
  • Oh, Crap!: She’s understandably shocked when Knife overhears her discussing him with Taco and finds them from behind a bush.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red oni to Taco's blue oni. Unlike Taco, who is more strategic, manipulative, and rather snooty, Microphone is emotional, loud, and rather short-tempered.
  • Slowly Slipping Into Evil: Thanks to her coordination with Taco.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a well-deserved one to Cheesy after he calls her a monstrosity.
    Microphone: What do you even know about me? You just waltz in here, saying these offensive things! Is that the person you want to be, Cheesy? A person that makes everyone upset?! THAT'S the monstrosity.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The loud, snarky, and somewhat short-tempered tomboy to Soap's girly girl.
  • Tomboyish Voice: Voice sounds like a boy's despite being a girl voiced by the exact gender.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Has a deep voice from episode 6 of season 2 onwards.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: She’s the first to complete the maze challenge (although this is only because she recieved directions from Taco), and Baseball finally gives her some much needed praise. Unfortunately, she ends up using her volume to attract Test Tube to the finish line, causing a draw, and Baseball gets upset with her again.

The Neat Freak.
“This urge to clean is like a bizarre defense mechanism. A spider crawling on my back waiting to bite me."

Team: The Grand Slams

Voiced by: Kacie Chapman (speaking), Vibha Melkote (singing)

A bottle of soap. She has OCD and is obsessed with cleaning, though later on she tries not to let it completely define who she is. Germaphobe habits aside, Soap serves as a sort of Team Mom for the Grand Slams.

  • Gamer Chick: According to her bio on the official website, Soap has developed an interest in gaming during her time at Hotel OJ.
  • Hidden Depths: In addition to her newfound passion for gaming, she has started trying out several organizational hobbies, her favorite being scrapbooking memories.
  • Jerkass Ball: In “Theft and Battery”. When Toilet is temporarily placed on her team, she decides to throw him off their hot air balloon, thinking of him as a roadblock to their victory. This abrasive behavior led to her elimination.
  • Lethal Chef: The pizza her team makes during the fourth challenge is absolutely ruined thanks to her adding disinfectant, and all of the judges (sans Puffball Speaker Box) hate it. When she tries it for herself, she throws up.
  • Neat Freak: She hates germs and cleans at every opportunity she has. She tries to get over it later in the season, with mixed results.
  • Nice Girl: While she can be overbearing and a bit abrasive, she's generally pretty nice.
  • Only Friend: For Microphone starting in episode 9. Unfortunately, their friendship gets cut short when she is eliminated in the same episode, much to Microphone's dismay.
  • Super OCD: In order to prevent everyone from getting sick while eating her team's pizza, she adds disinfectant to it (costing her team the win).
  • Terrified of Germs: So damn much. The mere idea of germs is enough to make her uncomfortable, she begins to have a panic attack when Toilet splashes his water on her, and that's not even the full list.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The sweet, orderly, and germaphobic girly girl to Microphone's tomboy.

The Pushover.
“You just need to believe in what you say. Otherwise, no one will."

Team: The Grand Slams

Voiced by: Samuel Thornbury

A suitcase. Easily one of the kindest and gentlest characters on the show, to the point where she’s the only contestant willing to give Balloon a second chance. However, she's also a pushover who has trouble standing up for herself.

  • A Day in the Limelight: Episodes 8 and 11 of Season 2 put some heavy focus on her trust issues and paranoia.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Her Hallucinations caused by Mecintosh (who could very well be a hallucination himself) in later episodes imply a severe case of schizophrenia.
  • The Alliance: With Baseball and Nickel, which she ended up destroying by voting Nickel out.
  • Break the Cutie: See Trauma Conga Line.
  • Character Development: Suitcase starts off as a passive doormat who has trouble standing up for herself. After OJ unfairly eliminates her, albeit temporarily, in Episode 7, she vows to start taking the competition more seriously. As Nickel grows increasingly nastier towards Balloon, Suitcase brings herself to stand up to him, eventually realizing they had a toxic relationship and never had anything "personal".
  • The Dog Bites Back: She votes Nickel off the show in Episode 11, at the cost of putting some serious strain on Baseball’s emotional state.
  • Extreme Doormat: Ends up becoming her biggest character flaw. Suitcase is very meek and has trouble voicing her opinions, so Nickel easily pressures her into doing things she doesn’t agree to. Both instances have left a very negative mark on her mental state.
  • Hallucinations: Starts having these in episode 10, and they only get worse from there.
  • The Ingenue: Sweet, kindhearted, gentle, and passive, at the cost of being a pushover.
  • Nice Girl: By far one of the nicest characters on the show. She’s also one of the very few contestants who trusts and respects Balloon, which makes what she goes through hit much harder.
  • Ship Tease: With Balloon; she's the only character that really cares about him.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: After she steals a battery meant for MePhone4, she ends up unintentionally incriminating herself.
    "I just wanted to let all know that I didn’t steal anything. Nope."
  • Trauma Conga Line: Nickel kickstarts her paranoia by forcing her to steal a battery. While doing so, she is confronted by Mecintosh, whose words cause her to lose faith in her alliance, start having Hallucinations, and hear his voice in her head. And then Balloon, someone she trusts and views as a genuine friend, is eliminated 5 to 1, and she didn't even vote for him.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Nickel after revealing she was the one who voted for him. She calls him out for treating her and Balloon like dirt and explains how he was never a true friend to her in the first place.
  • Took A Level In Cynicism: After she almost drowns during the Bucket Brigade, Suitcase becomes less cheerful and more disdainful, which can be seen when she vents to Knife about her problems.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her character arc makes her difficult to talk about without giving away any major plot points.

    Test Tube
The Nerd.

Team: The Bright Lights

Voiced by: Adam Katz

A glass test tube filled with some sort of green liquid. While goofy and very socially awkward, she’s one of the smarter characters thanks to her massive passion for science.

  • A Day in the Limelight: “Alternate Reality Show” has her travel back to the first episode with Lightbulb.
  • Adorkable: She's intelligent, not that great around other objects, and makes very awkward noises that are actually quite adorable.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: In "Theft and Battery", she shouts Mazel Tov, a Yiddish term meaning good luck, when she throws the rice in order to try to fix MePhone. Not to mention her accent.
  • Break the Scientist: Upon discovering Bow's ghost, Test Tube begins to rethink her life, realizing everything she studied up until that point may have been false. After she goes through a short nervous breakdown, she literally breaks. She returns to normal in the next episode.
  • Ditzy Genius: While she may be the most intelligent contestant on the show, she fails to realize that sprinkling rice on MePhone (who was infected by Tissues at the time) would only work for water damage (and he would have to be submerged in the rice overnight). Justified, since Fan was the one who gave her this advice...
  • Enraged by Idiocy: Test Tube is extremely frazzled by the unexpected, which is why she's initially frustrated by Lightbulb's quirkiness.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Apart from brewing potions that allow the fusion or fission of entities, Test Tube has also built a number of complex machines such as an invisibility-inducing bow tie and a time machine based on a calculator.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Tends to speak like this.
    "Oh my golly! What is that?!"
  • Intoxication Ensues: If she loses too much of the liquid in her, Test Tube will become manic and disoriented.
  • Larynx Dissonance: Because she's voiced by a man, some fans mistake her for a male.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: Akin to Lightbulb and OJ, Test Tube is made of thin, fragile glass and is prone to breaking as a result.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The determined, scientific masculine girl to Fan's flamboyant, fanboyish feminine boy.
  • No Social Skills: Early on, she had a bad habit of randomly explaining scientific facts even when nobody asked her to, making her come off as somewhat obnoxious, and overall she’s quite socially awkward. She even claims that staying away from others is her specialty.
  • Out of Focus: Prior to “Alternate Reality Show”, Test Tube got little Character Development compared to the other contestants.
  • The Smart Girl: The smartest contestant on the show thanks to her love for science.
  • Ship Tease: Shown to have a lot of chemistry with Fan.
  • Super OCD: She doesn’t have it as bad as Soap does, but when she travels back to the first episode with Lightbulb, Test Tube is so desperate to keep a Stable Time Loop that she freaks out when she breaks a twig.

The Sickness.
“Guys, oatmeal raisin's the reason for global warnings, guys!"

Team: The Bright Lights

Voiced by: Taylor Grodin

A teal tissue box. Tissues is a lonely environmentalist who tries his best to put himself out there, but is prevented from doing such by a debilitating illness known as "the condishawn".

  • All of the Other Reindeer: He's generally disliked by almost everyone in-universe, especially Trophy and Soap. The fans, on the other hand...
  • Apologizes a Lot: Thanks to his "condishawn", he sneezes on the other contestants very frequently, but he always apologizes and insists it's not entirely his fault.
  • Brick Joke: In "Breaking the Ice", he asked Trophy if they could form an alliance. According to the website, they're now roommates, so he kind of got his wish.
  • Does Not Like Spam: None of the population (except Lightbulb) likes oatmeal raisin, but Tissues believes they’re the cause of global warming.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Type B. His only ally seems to be Yin-Yang; everyone else is pushed away thanks to the condishawn.
  • Ill Boy: Again, thanks to his "condishawn".
  • Literal-Minded: If the "Trophy Horseplay" thing isn't enough to tell you.
  • Littlest Cancer Patient: According to his bio on the website, he's assumed to have had his condishawn since "the very beginning".
  • Nature Lover: He's very concerned with rising temperatures, which is kinda weird considering he's a paper-based product.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Him sneezing at MePhone4 in Episode 7 created the entire plot for Episode 8, leading to them meeting Steve Cobbs.
  • Sneeze of Doom: At this point, he could qualify for the king of this trope.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He was the first to get eliminated in Season 2, so he's not as developed as most of the contestants.

The Jock.
“Horseplay is my middle name."

Team: The Grand Slams

Voiced by: Justin Napolitano

  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: After his elimination, MePhone4 decides not to start a new challenge and throw a pizza party instead, to which everyone cheers. It's safe to say that nobody on the show misses him.
  • Blackmail: He catches Knife playing with a Dora doll, and Knife, worried about the others knowing, claims he'll do anything, prompting Trophy to blackmail him into doing everything he says for the rest of the competition.
  • Blackmail Backfire: How the aforementioned plot ends - Knife gets sick of being Trophy's slave and lets him show the photo to everyone. Some of them laugh, but when Baseball then points out that everyone got a doll, Trophy is left unsatisfied.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Once he's eliminated, he's sent to a closet in Hotel OJ, where Tissues constantly sneezes on everyone thanks to his "condishawn". When Pepper opens the door, the first thing he does is jump at her and attempt to beat her up.
  • Hidden Depths: His page on the website reveals he has taken photography as a hobby, and stays outdoors as much as possible because he hates the residents of Hotel OJ.
  • It's All About Me: He’s very self-centered and egotistical.
  • Jerkass: Trophy has little to no redeeming qualities. As said above, he blackmails Knife by threatening to reveal his softer side to the other contestants, and succeeds, causing the others to laugh and humiliate him, calls Fan “pathetic” for taking care of an alien egg, and is overall very intolerant and arrogant, making him hated by everyone. Even MePad, a very polite and kind person, is annoyed by him.
  • Jerk Jock: He's athletic and has a love for sports, but he's arrogant and one of the biggest assholes on the show. (Knife even calls him a jock.)
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: After the Grand Slams lose the triathlon, Trophy seemingly begins to show regret for blackmailing Knife and appears to show concern for him since he broke his leg. This is only because said broken leg was a catalyst for the team's loss and he decides to continue the blackmail anyway.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The voters made sure his misdeeds were not unpunished.
    • Also, in "Breaking the Ice", in response to Tissues asking to form an alliance with him, he kicked him off the glacier and told him to die. Guess who his roommate is at Hotel OJ?
  • Lazy Bum: Even though he claims to be a jock, he decides not to participate in the triathalon because he doesn't feel like it, instead making Knife take his place. Much of his screentime shows him bossing around Knife as he performs various tasks for him (such as cooling him off with Fan or bringing him food).
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: See above. The only “athletic” thing he has been shown doing is attempting to beat up Pepper, and how much athletic ability he really has is unknown. It doesn’t help that when he challenges Knife to a fight, Knife wins-both times.
  • Real Men Hate Affection: He calls Fan "pathetic" just because he decides to take care of an alien egg and keep it with him whenever he gets lonely.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Trophy, when let out of the closet, straight-up attacks Pepper.

The Quarrel.
Click here to see Yin and Yang seperated. 

Team: The Bright Lights

Voiced by: Marco Bonomo

  • For the Evulz: Ax-Crazy Yang just likes to be violent, contrary and horrible for no reason whatsoever apart from enjoying doing so, even if it is in no way beneficial to him or his team.
  • Easy Come, Easy Go: Both Yin and Yang are unable to live without the other since they need to balance each other out. Without each other, Yin isn't able to fend for himself or properly keep Yang in check, while Yang is murderous, Ax-Crazy, and therefore very dangerous. By the end of “Tri Your Best!”, Yin decides that fusing with Yang is what’s best for both of them.
  • Extreme Doormat: Yin is one of the meekest contestants, no thanks to sharing a body with Yang.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: The passive, good Yin's Jekyll to the malignant and murderous Yang's Hyde. It's also taken Up to Eleven, in which the sides are pretty much fighting each other constantly.
  • Jerkass: Yang has no redeeming qualities at all, thriving on making everybody else (especially Yin) miserable.
  • The Millstone: Yang goes out of his way to make everybody's life hell and could not care any less about the detriments he inflicts to his teammates. Unsurprisingly, the two of them are quickly voted out when he renders the reward of the soccer competition void by killing Dough.
  • Obviously Evil: Yang, especially after the duo's fission results in him gaining a completely black body and eyes that can glow red.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Chaotic, malicious Yang is the Red Oni to lawful, polite Yin's Blue Oni.
  • Right Way/Wrong Way Pair: Yin is kind-hearted, rational, and usually has good intentions, while Yang is malicious, immoral, and is perfectly willing to wreak havoc or harm the other contestants.
  • Salt and Pepper: Yin is white with black eyes, Yang is black with white eyes. Both have heavily contrasting personalities and are needed to balance each other out.
  • Sharing a Body: Yin and Yang are distinct minds rather than being the split personalities of a single entity.
  • Silly Reason for War: A downplayed, mundane example. Sometimes the duo gets into arguments over trivial things-such as what drink to buy.

Other characters

Meeple products/affiliates

    In general 

  • Real After All: He is confirmed to be real in one of MePhone4's flashbacks in "Mine Your Own Business", just not in Meeple Care.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He’s one of the primary reasons for Suitcase’s paranoia, and the main reason for her Hallucinations.
    MePhone3GS (SPOILERS)

One of Steve Cobs' earlier creations, now left to rot away inside a dusty storeroom.

    MePhone5S and 5C 
  • Denser and Wackier: Neither of them are very bright. Test Tube even notes that the MePhones get "less intelligent every generation."
  • Happily Married: Taylor Grodin said that they are both married in the description of their official poses.
  • Incest Subtext: Both phones were made by the same company, and were made at the same time. They are married to each other. Do you see the subtext?
  • Straw Misogynist: MePhone5S, in his debut, commented "You know how women can be so energetic" only to get told off by MePhone5C.
  • The Smurfette Principle: MePhone5C is the only female mephone that we have seen so far.
    MePhone6 and 6 Plus 
  • Defeat Equals Explosion: MePhone6 explodes after being killed by Knife and falling from the Meeple headquarters.
  • Fake Ultimate Mook: Imposing, large (especially in MePhone6 Plus's case) ...and horribly killed by a touch of a finger to mock the infamous bending problems that the iPhone 6 and most of its successors have.
  • Gag Nose: In between the lenses on their sunnies, there is a nose-like feature, however, one of the creators confirmed it's not a nose.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Taken out in mere seconds with light taps due to their thin builds rendering them prone to bending.

    Steve Cobs
The Creator.
The founder of Meeple. He has a bit of an ego problem and can get tempestuous if his will is denied.
  • Abusive Parents: He was not a good father figure to MePhone4, often shouting at him, hitting him for no reason after he's born, and refusing to spend time with him aside from watching over his behavior and ensuring he gets his tasks done. It gets bad enough to the point where MePhone suppresses all of his memories of him, and if MePhone3GS's voice memos are anything to go by, he didn't treat his other creations much better.
  • Broken Pedestal: Fan used to think very highly of him, but that changed after the contestants visited MeCloud and Cobs was revealed to be an insufferable Jerkass who attempted to take away his egg.
  • The Chessmaster: According to Me Phone 4 in the Inanimate Insanity 14 Sneak Peek, he hasn’t done a single thing which hasn’t been out of Cobs’ control.
  • Hate Sink: With his egotistical personality, attempt to steal Fan's egg for no good reason, and the way he treats his creations, it's pretty clear we're not supposed to like him.
  • Kick the Dog: Pops Balloon in response to him commenting on how inane the Meeple Watch is.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: A spoof of Steve Jobs, deceased founder of Apple.
  • Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: He turns gradually less friendly as the contestants start to pull at his loose strings.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: If his creations aren't the way he wants them to be, he either destroys them or leaves them to rot in a closet. After MePhone4 runs away, he sends his successors after him to kill him because of his outdatedness.

  • Ambiguously Human: He seems to be this at first, but in "Mine Your Own Business", it is revealed that he is a robot created by Steve Cobs.
  • Author Avatar: A very obvious self-insert of the show's creator.

Minor Characters

     Nick Le 
  • Ambiguously Human: He appears to wear clothing, and is humanoid, but his species has never been revealed by the creators.
  • Catchphrase: His only line, which is "I'm highly offended!"
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He only appears 2 times (not counting flashbacks) in Season 1, falls down with Nickel to Idiotic Island, and is never shown again.

     Spoiled Lemon
From left to right: Tomato, Pineapple, Guava, Starfruit, Mangosteen, Lemon.

A well-known band in the Inanimate Insanity universe. The band’s popularity went downhill after Starfruit, the lead singer, left the band, but with some help from Lightbulb, he was able to reunite with them, thus restoring their former glory.

     Tyler Bungard 
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: Type II. Has no ulterior intentions, but just has an unibrow.

     Inanimate Insanity Infinity
From left to right: Frank, Kumquat, Hay Bale, Thermos, Shell, Bandana, Traffic Light, Barrel. Not pictured: Black Hole

Bandana and Hay Bale voiced by: Madeline Landry
Barrel voiced by: Adam Katz
Black Hole voiced by: Christopher Schaaf
Frank voiced by: Dave Zhu
Kumquat voiced by: Thom Jennings
Shell voiced by: Finnley Gregoire
Thermos voiced by: Niall Burns
Traffic Light voiced by: LorenTzel

A group of alternate-universe contestants in another timeline.

  • Ambiguous Disorder: Shell's different eye shape, speech patterns, and child-like personality is not unlike that of common symptoms of Down Syndrome.
  • Ax-Crazy: Almost everyone in Inanimate Insanity Infinity is completely and utterly insane.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Shell.
  • Flat Character: A majority of them, if not all of them, are meant to be as one-dimensional as possible.
  • Heh Heh, You Said "X": Kumquat bursts into nonstop laughter when Lightbulb said "serious o'clock".
  • Mood-Swinger: Traffic Light. When flashing red, he’s aggressive and quick to anger, when green, he’s upbeat and happy-go-lucky, and when yellow, he’s indifferent to everything.
  • Mythology Gag: Frank and Hay Bale were actually scrapped newbies for Season 2.
  • Nervous Wreck: Thermos is constantly screaming for whatever reason.
  • No Sympathy: As Pepper finds out when she punches Salt into Black Hole, they display a heartless disregard for anybody, even the show hosts.
  • Pirate Girl: Bandana. She’s got the slang and the golden tooth.
One of Salt and Pepper's assistants in Inanimate Insanity Infinity.


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Knife Tries to Slap MePhone4

Knife fails to slap, though.

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