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The Host

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Voiced by: Diamondcup67
The host of ONE. Apparently, sentient air that has taken the form of a host. In reality, he is a lantern who died in a car crash; from the afterlife, he found himself in a dimension consisting of a waterfall in a forest with a computer next to some floating rocks; from there, Airy created the plane, and has been spending over a decade trying to create a show called ONE to pass the time.
  • Affably Evil: When Backpack meets him in-person, he’s genuinely pretty nice, letting him ask questions about ONE, making a deal with him to let the season’s contestants go home, and caring for Backpack after he breaks his leg. He’s also planning to continue making ONE for his own amusement despite the horrific damage it’s caused, and genuinely doesn't seem to be aware of the problems with that; he just assumes it's fun for everyone else, too, since he thought the contestants of Season 2 were "so good".
  • Big Bad: The reason the contestants are stuck in the Plane in the first place. Part 2 cements his status as this, with Backpack attempting to find and kill him to both free his friends and end ONE forever.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: His physical form is teased when Abstracty attempts to imitate Airy in "Walls", more than a year before being revealed in "You Move, I Send"
  • Eldritch Abomination: He has his own pocket dimension from which he can pull things or people in from multiple different universes, and doesn't seem to have a physical form. Quite eldritch indeed. Subverted in episode 17, where it's revealed that Airy is just another object like the rest of the cast, albeit with the ability to create planets using his computer.
  • Giver of Lame Names: Airy insists on naming the contestants and being called accordingly. However, he defaults to Line-Of-Sight Names, throwing an as frequent "y" suffix into the mix. Even after that, he still struggles and screws up naming them properly (take "Whippy Creamy" for example).
  • Invisibility: As he is apparently only air, no one can see him. It's subverted because he's not actually invisible at all; the atmosphere of the plane is just that thick that it prevents them from seeing his true form.
  • Invisible Wall: He seems to exert these upon the Plane on occasion, such as when Circle tries to walk away. In reality, it's just another application of his teleportation.
  • Lack of Empathy: While he does care for the contestants' well-being to some extent, it's established that Airy doesn't acknowledge (or even care for) their feelings. Examples include refusing to bring them back home until they're officially eliminated, no matter how much they plead, and persistently pestering the reluctant ones to compete regardless of disadvantage (or in Backpack's case, disability).
  • Mellow Fellow: He has a laid-back attitude and never seems to get angry at anything. According to Oscar, he used to have some level of concern for how good a host he is, but he had gotten a bit more laid-back come the in-universe Season 2.
  • Mind over Matter: Considering he has Invisible Anatomy for his entire body, this seems to be a given. It's ultimately subverted, because he's not even air at all; he's a lantern.
  • Non-Answer: He often doesn't give straight answers to the contestants, more specifically where the Plane is and why he choose to forcibly transport them here. He won't even do this for Liam once he's confronted in-person.
  • Obliviously Evil: Goes hand-in-hand with Affably Evil. He doesn’t quite seem to get that ONE is destroying people’s lives and therefore bad. The crowning example of this is when he tells Backpack that he intends to make another season with the contestants’ friends and family, all with an innocent smile.
Airy: "…You guys were really good contestants, so… I thought picking people who knew you guys would be good too."
  • Reality Warper: He can do... Many things to the plane, such as manifesting items from nothing and teleporting players randomly. It's actually kind of zig-zagged. While his computer does allow him to teleport players, revive them, and other such tools, a lot of the things on the show are made out of things he just had on hand near his waterfall.
  • Techno Wizard: It's shown in "You Move, I Send" that he's apparently managed to program a way to teleport people and revive them using a computer, using only what he learned himself.
  • Teleportation: Using this ability, he abducts the contestants from their lives so he can make them compete in his gameshow.
  • The Voice: It's initially presented as if Airy doesn't have an actual body and is just air leaving just his chill voice to identify him, but as the series goes on it's suggested he's actually someone with a physical form communicating to the contestants through some sort of receiver. It's eventually confirmed that he's actually just a lantern object communicating to the contestants in a cave in "You Move, I Send".

The Contestants

The First Batch

    In General 
  • Given Name Reveal: Overtime, the contestants' real names get mentioned throughout the show's run. The real names of all first-batch contestants are revealed out loud, with the exception of Tomato (Charlie).
  • Planet of Hats: This batch of contestants come from a world in which sentient objects are the humans, hence why they have real names (as in not object-based ones), have jobs, and live out their life as any human being would.
  • Gender-Equal Ensemble: The batch consists of three guys (Backpack, Soda Bottle and Tomato) and three girls (Magazine, Moldy and Scenty).

Real Name: Liam Plecak
Rank: 13th
Team: First Team
Voiced by: ThatPerson
A green backpack named Liam.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Liam's full name, revealed in ONE 9, is Liam Plecak. Plecak (pronounced /plɛt͜sak/ or pleh-tsuck) is the Polish word for Backpack. Doubles as a Meaningful Name.
  • Bookends: Liam starts the series with him breaking his left leg from falling off a log and ends it with him breaking his right leg from a log falling onto him. Both times Airy had to fix a makeshift cast and crutch for him.
  • Dramatic Dislocation: He broke his leg, complete with a Sickening "Crunch!", when he fell from his pillar in "Freefall". The next episode had Airy straighten Backpack's leg, much to the recipient's ire, and placed it in a makeshift cast until it recovers.
  • Freak Out: Backpack is probably the character who has gone through hell to suffer the worst during his time on the show. To simplify, he watched a baby get crushed by a stake, broke his leg from a fall, read Stone's message on how the votes were faked when Stone gets ousted, drowned in a pool, went in a sort of 'afterlife', and suffered a horryfing panic attack all in a time span of four days. Unable to handle seeing him suffer like this, Scenty went against her team's goal of trying to lose every challenge just to save him from this nightmare.
  • Out of Focus: "Bottle Episode" is the only episode where Liam doesn't appear in any capacity which instead focuses on what the remaining contestants were doing hours prior to Bryce's rejoin.
  • Rage-Breaking Point: He's initially hesitant to go through with Texty's suggestion to kill Airy, reasoning that it'll take away the only person that knows how to work with the incredibly unintuitive computer that controls ONE. Then he goes to look on said computer and finds a list of prospective contestants for a third season of the show, one of which is his friend Owen. This hits him hard enough that he goes to confront Airy about it, culminating in Liam trying to murder Airy in spite of his earlier protests.
  • Workaholic: Hinted at the beginning of "Freefall" that Backpack takes his desk job in stride, immersing himself in his workload such that time flies for him.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Bryce in Part 2. Initially, Bryce is very cold to him, but the two eventually come to work together in their hunt for Airy in Part 2.

Real Name: Taylor Nolan
Rank: 17th
Team: N/A
Voiced by: Taft Marz
A rolled-up magazine named Taylor. Unlike the other first batch contestants, she's really eager and determined to compete in Airy's game.
  • Only One Finds It Fun: The only one of the first batch who is interested in competing, until 'Screwball' where she changes her mind due to the Plane starting to freak her out.
  • Pink Is Feminine: A female, pink-colored magazine.
  • Phoneaholic Teenager: The first time we see Magazine was when she chatted up a storm on her phone to an unseen friend in the trailer.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: While Moldy, the Tomboy, takes on a more cynical and rude personality and takes part in spelunking, a stereotypically masculine activity, Magazine, the Girly Girl, has a more relaxed and friendly attitude and was eager to participate in ONE.

Click here to see her without her mold spots (spoilers) 
Real Name: Charlotte Stern
Rank: TBA
Team: Third Team
Voiced by: Ame
A slice of moldy bread. Even though she can be grouchy, cynical, and rash, she's strong and has a strong will and goes out of her way to win each challenge. She used to be a spelunker (cave explorer) but has had a couple of mishaps throughout her hobby which has led to her two injuries: one due to her not wearing a helmet which led to a chunk of her head going missing, and another where she encountered and got nicked by fungi (which she blatantly ignored warnings as if they weren't there) which ended up giving her her nickname-sake mold and eventually leaving her right eye closed.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: In "Bottle Episode", she asks Amelia what happened to her original goal of leaving ONE, something that causes her to visibly tear up.
    Charlotte: "You, Backpack, Soda Bottle were out to leave no matter what it took. That doesn't sound appealing to you anymore?"
    Amelia: "I... um... uh..."
    Charlotte: "Your house? Your friends? Your family?"
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Airy's "hiatus" allow her mold to spread all over her body, even growing mushrooms, making her slowly rot away in the agonising seven months that followed. What's worst is that when she finally dies in "Bottle Episode", the mold doesn't disappear after respawning but rather reset back to when she first came to the Plane, meaning she would have to go through the whole ordeal all over again if she cannot receive proper treatment.
  • The Cynic: To give you an example of what we mean by it, she once accused her friends of helping her only to paint themselves as heroes, which one of them denies.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Is the central focus of the episode "Rhetorical Molds", which reveals how she got the mold spotsnote . The Stinger also reveals her real name.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: She fancies herself an independent person who can handle her issues in her own way. When her friends offer to pay for her procedure to remove her mold spores, she is upset and states she could pay for it herself, and is promptly livid when they give her the money anyways, before snapping when Parker asks for the money back.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Downplayed. Her right eye is always either half-closed or fully closed due to the mold growing on her body.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Seriously, don't anger her, or you're getting a roundhouse to the face. Abstracty learned this the hard way in "Screwball" when they impersonated and mocked her.
  • Hidden Depths: As explored in her episode, she used to go cave-exploring with a friend, but doesn't do it as much anymore due to an incident that led to her developing mold.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: If Abstracty’s insight is anything to go by.
    Abstracty: "Hi, I’m Moldy! I’m a total jerkwad who insults people to improve my own self-image!"
  • Jerkass: When she first materialized in the plane, she was in the middle of actively chewing out Parker for attempting to take pity on her and asking for the money he gave her back. Throughout the series, she retains this aggression, only mellowing out once she's forced to swallow her pride after the mold overtakes her entirely, giving her a first-hand experience with death.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While quite aggressive and ungrateful about it, she does make a point to Parker that giving her a ton of money to help with her mold infection when she repeatedly said she can pay for it herself wasn’t the best idea.
  • Leave Me Alone!: Prior to becoming a contestant on ONE, she insisted to her friends that she would pay for the medical procedure to remove her mold spots herself. Didn't stop them from giving her money anyway, much to her chagrin.
  • Meaningful Name: "Stern's" is the name of a bread brand. Additionally, the word "stern" also means "very serious especially in an unfriendly way" — fitting with Moldy's personality.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Magazine's Girly Girl. Moldy is rash and cynical as compared to Magazine's cheerful personality.

Real Name: Amelia Euler
Rank: TBA
Team: Second Team
Voiced by: Ame
A scented candle named Amelia. She's a yoga instructor before being yanked away to The Plane. Like most of the first batch, she has no interest in Airy's game show, but she is really determined to leave the Plane as soon as possible. In fact, her team formed because of the mutual goal of getting themselves out ASAP (with little to no luck at all).
  • Meaningful Name: Euler is the name of a candle brand in LA.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: While she first forms her team to get out of the show as soon as possible, when Airy ends up vanishing for 7 months, she slowly grows accustomed to the Plane, and even comes to refer to herself by the name "Scenty" over her actual name. This, noticeably, ends up causing her to assume the other members of the first batch think like this, too, to Liam's detriment when she asks if things are "better this way"; after Bryce rejoins and Charlotte presses her on the matter, though...
  • True Blue Femininity: A female, teal blue candle.

    Soda Bottle
Real Name: Bryce Hansen
Rank: TBA
Team: First Team
Voiced by: John Dubuc
A soda bottle named Bryce. He is the most resistant and cynical towards Airy's competition.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: As revealed in "Starting Over", Soda Bottle had a pretty awful life before the Plane and tends to go to the bar to take a beer or two.
  • The One That Got Away: Implied to have gained an affection for Amelia at some point, culminating where after Liam's outburst in Episode 10, Bryce sheepishly asks if Amelia is still trapped in the Plane. The fact she is serves as Bryce's initial motivation to join Liam.
  • Meaningful Name: Hansen's is also the name of a soda brand.
  • Rage Against the Heavens: While his initial reaction isn't seen, Bryce being forced to rejoin ONE drives him into such a rage that he's the one leading the other contestants to unplug the Plane from Airy's computer, screaming the loudest out of any moment in the show.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: In part 2, he goes from outright refusing to speak with Liam for the majority of Episode 10 to slowly growing into this with him, before becoming genuine friends; both of them being genuinely upset when Bryce is made out to rejoin by Airy, splitting them up.

Real Name: Charlie Howling
Rank: 18th (last)
Voiced by: N/A (stock baby noises)
A baby, unripe green tomato.
  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: Tomato's father is nowhere to be seen and it's implied his mother is a single parent.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: As he is actually a baby, the other contestants take great care of him lest he accidentally meets his demise.
  • Censored Child Death: For everytime he died, the screen cuts away, not actually showing his death.
  • Cheerful Child: At no point does Charlie seem to hold any contention with anything. Even as he gets crushed to death by a giant stake and then falls off that stake multiple times in a row, Charlie doesn't flinch.
  • Children Are Innocent: Completely oblivious to the fact he got abducted in the middle of his nap and compete in a game show which killed him twice. He is one of the few contestants who isn't traumatised whatsoever by his time in the show, and when he's teleported back home he simply goes back to sleep like nothing ever happened.
  • Fearless Infant: He may have been initially surprised with the initial teleportation into the Plane, but he remains oblivious to basically everything that happens to him during his time on the show. Not even death scares this baby, as he doesn't even move when he was about to be crushed by a falling stake or scream while falling off of one.
  • Given Name Reveal: Charlie's last name is finally revealed as "Howling" in the Series Finale as indicated by the plane website on his mother's profile, becoming the final First Batcher to have their full name revealed.
  • Meaningful Name: Charlie's last name, Howling, is referencing a US vegetable farm called "Houweling's tomatoes".
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Is the first to be off from ONE.

The Second Batch

    In General 
  • Like a Duck Takes to Water: As opposed to the first batch, they all quickly and smoothly adapted to the kidnapping situation, even being 100% down with the whole competition schtick. Probably because of their mundane, menial existence of living their lives as regular objects for humans to use make the kidnapping appealing. Didn't really stop half the batch from becoming homesick, though, as Tray, Bassy, and Contact Lens form a team with Scenty with the goal of losing every challenge to get themselves out.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: As it is unnecessary for objects in their world to have names, Airy called them based on what they are.
  • The Nameless: None of these guys were given any names before Airy teleported them to the ONE universe. This was mainly due the object race in their world not needing them since it's a "human" thing.
  • Objectshifting: These guys have the unique ability to make themselves look inanimate by hiding their limbs and faces as part of their Masquerade from the humans back in their world.
  • Planet of Hats: The objects in this batch co-existed with humans in their world, who would use them as normal, everyday objects. As such, they share the quirks of living in places such as fridges and hiding their faces and limbs to prevent their existence from being known to said humans (apparently not doing so would scare them).
  • Second Episode Introduction: They did not appear in the show's first episode, "Freefall" but rather "Just Tripped", the second episode.
  • Two Girls to a Team: This batch has Bassy and Tray as the only female contestants in the group.

    Airline Food
Rank: 8th
Team: Fourth Team
Voiced by: Hickstar
A container of fried oysters.
  • Visual Pun: The fact that he is on a team with some of the weirder members of the third batch may be a reference to the comedic saying, "What's the deal with airline food?"

Rank: 12th
Team: Second Team
Voiced by: Fish
A cello bass
  • Angst Coma: When Airy was out of commission in "Starting Over, she went into a state of shock and retracted her limbs and face, remaining immobile all the way up until her elimination. Justified as Bassy's voice actor left so the character was rewritten rather than Cheesy hiring another voice actor who may or may not sound like her (A common occurrence in Object Shows).

    Contact Lens
Rank: Between 11th and 9th
Team: Second Team
Voiced by: Papiomike
A contact lens.
  • Not Drawn to Scale: As lampshaded by Whippy Creamy, Contact Lens is unusually big for his kind, but that's really only accurate in the Plane.
  • Your Size May Vary: In the world he's from, he's small enough to fit into the eye of a human. However, he's slightly larger in the Plane.

    Subway Seat
Rank: TBA
Team: Third Team
Voiced by: TopHatTheHat
A subway train seat.
  • Alliterative Name: Subway Seat.
  • Armless Biped: An inverted case, since he has no legs.
  • Mundane Wish: What he wants to do with the wish if he won ONE is place heaters in the train he previously live in since it gets pretty cold at night.
  • Noodle Incident: Off-handedly mentions having seen a dead human body once. What this entails or what even happened is never elaborated upon.

Rank: TBA
Team: Second Team
Voiced by: FluffyBristle
A school lunch tray.

    Whippy Creamy
Rank: TBA
Team: Third Team
Voiced by: McOddzen
A flat whipped cream container.
  • Cool Shades: What he wants if he wins the wish to indicate how cool of a whipped cream container he is for being the hypothetical winner of ONE.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appears on a store shelf in inanimate form during The Stinger of "Freefall" only to disappear.

The Third Batch

    In General 
  • Debut Queue: All of them appeared in the third episode "Screwball" right after the second batch.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: The third batch contestants look completely different design-wise compared to the first two batches.
    • Abstracty's body consists of overlapping, multi-coloured triangles that are constantly animated. Also, they lack any limbs or facial features.
    • Atom comes off as a moving speck in the eyes of viewers since he is way too small to be seen properly.
    • Circle is less detailed and more crudely drawn, stemming from the fact that he used to be in a Stylistic Suck joke show.
    • Folder is animated in 90's DOS computer-style 3D rather than 2D like the other characters, fitting with his personality.
    • Texty, like Abstracty, has no details other than being a floating textbox.
    • Downplayed with Stone being animated like most of the contestants except he doesn't have a mouth.

Rank: 16th
Team: Fourth Team
Voiced by: N/A
An entity entirely made of overlapping multi-coloured triangles.
  • Allegorical Character: They’re a representation of the concept of abstraction.
  • The Blank: They do not have a face in their normal form, but do once they shapeshift into an angular version of another character.
  • Ghostly Glide: They don't have legs or any limbs at all so they move like this.
  • Shapeshifter: Able to mimic the appearance (albeit an angular version) and voice of other characters.
  • Voice Changeling: Although not having any voice in their normal form, the sound of their voice depends on what character they're impersonating along with a reverb effect.
  • The Voiceless: In their usual form, but they can communicate using the voice from the person they shapeshift into.

If you wanna see him, you'll have to squint.
Rank: TBA
Team: Fourth Team
Voiced by: Papiomike
An atom so small he appears as a dot to the viewers.
  • Lilliputians: He's the smallest contestant on the show, since he's a particle.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Atom was the last of the Third Batchers (Known to be the show's joke characters) to be eliminated as he was nowhere to be found in the "Self-Titled" which is hands down the most depressing episode of the entire series.

Rank: Between 11th and 9th
Team: Third Team
Voiced by: Cheesy HFJ
A crudely-drawn circle.
  • Adaptational Name Change: Had been called "Circle with a Mole" back in Battle for Circle, where he originated from, but is now just Circle as there're no other Circles to be compared with.
  • Brick Joke: His mere appearance serves as one for a joke set up in an entirely other series. When he was last seen in Battle for Circle, he was mid-run before spontaneously vanishing from existence. His first appearance in ONE is him still running.
  • Living Polyhedron: As shown in his name, he is a sentient circle.
  • Mythology Gag: In "Rhetorical Molds", he strikes a pose similar to him and the other Circles' idle poses at one point.

Click here when Folder is resting 

Rank: Between 11th and 9th
Team: Fourth Team
Voiced by: Jennings AsYetUntitled
A 3D computer folder who is also a digital assistant. He's normally seen in his resting pose, but will switch to an active form and explain when a question is asked nearby, even if the person asking wasn't asking for his input.
  • Back for the Dead: On top of being eliminated offscreen, his first appearance in eight episodes features the computer he resides in being bludgeoned for a viral video.
  • Computer Voice: He has a robotic voice unique in the Plane.
  • Flat Character: He literally just answers questions and responds with full definitions when asked and has no personality at all. It's implied he's actually insentient and was just a random program on someone's computer before he was teleported to the Plane.
  • Living Program: Based on digital computer assistants, of course!

Rank: 15th
Team: First Team
Voiced by: N/A
A bumpy round stone with No Mouth.
  • Nice Guy: Stone seems to be a nice guy, going as far as to do things in spite of others' protests to help his fellow contestants out. However, this behavior makes him seem impetuous.
  • No Mouth: He has no mouth, which hinders his ability to speak to the other contestants quite a bit.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: In "Universe Modulation", it's revealed that his home universe is... an empty plain consisting entirely of his limbless, faceless kin, with no light until Bryce turns on his flashlight - even then, there's a dark fog covering the distance. All of the stones there seem completely inert and lifeless; only when Liam runs the kill command to leave and the flashlight drops does it become apparent that the stones still have eyes even if they aren't alive.
  • The Omniscient: The first thing he ever "says" in his debut in "Screwball” is signing "I know everything that has, is and will happen in the entire universe."
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Being introduced in the third episode and eliminated in the fourth, his presence in the show is very short-lived. The notes he gives to Liam, however, are integral to the plot of Part 2.
  • The Speechless: He lacks a mouth and thus can't speak verbally but can still communicate using Signed Language. Unfortunately for him, none of the contestants knows sign language so Stone has no choice but to frequently gesture in hopes of getting his message across or even taking physical action to help others.

Rank: 14th
Team: First Team
Voiced by: unknown Text-to-Speech voice (episode 12)
A textbox.
  • The Blank: They appear as a textbox without any facial features.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: In Part 2, Between Liam and Bryce, Texty is easily the most... out there of the main trio in Part 2. Despite this, they happen to serve as mission control for the two of them, and routinely find information for them as well.
  • Living Program: They are able to control Bradley's computer, but only does so when he's gone. This allows them to communicate with Liam and Bryce through it. It's implied Bradley witnessed this, simply assumed the computer was on the fritz, and that's why he decided to put it in storage.
  • No Biological Sex: Due to Airy referring to them with they/them pronouns, as opposed to masculine or feminine ones like the rest of the contestants, it can be assumed that Texty doesn't have a gender or is non-binary.
  • The Speechless: Not by themself, but they can use a text-to-speech program to communicate to other people, as shown in Episode 12.