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The Host

    Airy 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/screenshot_20200628_095321.png
And no, this is not a background shot, he's just invisible
Voiced by: Diamondcup67
The host of ONE. It is unknown what his true form looks like, if he has one at all.
  • Ambiguous Disorder:
  • 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: Being only air, no one can see him.
  • Invisible Wall:
  • 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:
  • Mind over Matter: Consider to be his Invisible Anatomy.
  • Non-Answer: He often doesn't give straight answers to the contestants, more specifically where the Plain is and why he choose to forcibly transport them here.
  • Reality Warper:
  • Teleportation: Using this ability, he abducts the contestants from their lives so he can make them compete in his gameshow.
  • The Voice: Since Airy lacks a physical body to begin with, the only way to tell that he's present onscreen is his unbelievably chill voice.
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The Contestants

The First Batch

    In General 
  • Given Name Reveal: Overtime, the contestants' real names get mentioned throughout the show's run and Word of God. So far, we have Liam (Backpack), Taylor (Magazine), Amelia (Scenty), Charlie (Tomato), and Charlotte (Moldy).
  • 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, Mouldy and Scenty).

    Backpack 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_20200628_095643.JPG
Rank: 12th
Team: First Team
Voiced by: ThatPerson
A green backpack with the real name of Liam.
  • 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 though 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Magazine 
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Rank: 17th
Team: N/A
Voiced by: RICEKRISPIES
A rolled-up magazine with the real name of Taylor. Unlike the other first batch contestants, she's really eager and determined to compete in Airy's game.

    Moldy 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_20200913_161341.JPG
Click here to see her without her mold spots (spoilers) 
Rank: TBA
Team: Third Team
Voiced by: Ame
A slice of moldy bread with the real name of Charlotte. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 the heroes, to which one of them denies.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Downplayed. Her right eye is always 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.
  • 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 chargin.
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    Scenty 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_20200628_095846.JPG
Rank: TBA
Team: Second Team
Voiced by: Ame
A scented candle with the real name of Amelia. She's a yoga instructor before being yanked away to The Plain. 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).

    Soda Bottle 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_20200913_131921.JPG
Rank: 13th
Team: First Team
Voiced by: John Dubuc
A soda bottle with his real name currently unknown. He is the most resistant and cynical towards Airy's competition.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: As revealed in "Starting Over", Soda Bottle has a pretty aweful life and tends to go to the bar to take a beer or two.
  • No Name Given: As of current, he is the only one of the first batch whose real name has not been revealed yet.

    Tomato 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_20200628_100230.JPG
Rank: 18th (last)
Voiced by: N/A (stock baby noises)
A baby, unripe green tomato with the real name of Charlie.

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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:
  • 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 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_20200913_161242.JPG
Rank: TBA
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?"

    Bassy 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_20200913_123506.JPG
Rank: TBA
Team: Second Team
Voiced by: Fish
A cello bass

    Contact Lens 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_20200913_123335.JPG
Rank: TBA
Team: Second Team
Voiced by: Papiomike
A contact lense.

    Subway Seat 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_20200913_135457.JPG
Rank: TBA
Team: Third Team
Voiced by: TopHatTheHat
A subway train seat.

    Tray 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_20200913_121542.JPG
Rank: TBA
Team: Second Team
Voiced by: FluffyBristle
A school lunch tray.

    Whippy Creamy 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_20200913_122900.JPG
Rank: TBA
Voiced by: McOddzen
A flat whipped cream container.

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.
    • A more downplayed example with Stone being animated like most of the contestants except he doesn't have a mouth.

    Abstracty 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_20201214_105205.JPG
Rank: 16th
Team: Fourth Team
Voiced by: N/A
A entity entirely made of overlapping multi-coloured triangles.
  • 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.
  • The Voiceless: In their form but they can communicate using the voice from the person they shapeshift into.
  • 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.

    Atom 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_20201214_104444.JPG
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.

    Circle 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_20201214_205613_2.JPG
Rank: TBA
Team: Third Team
Voiced by: Cheesy HFJ
A crudely-drawn circle.
  • Living Polyhedron: Shape? Circle. Anthropomorphic? Yes.
  • Mythology Gag: In "Rhetorical Molds", he strikes a pose similar to him and the other Circles' idle poses at one point.

    Folder 
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Click here when Folder is resting 
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Rank: TBA
Team: Fourth Team
Voiced by: Jennings AsYetUntitled
A 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.

    Stone 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_20201214_221055.JPG
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:
  • 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."
  • 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.

    Texty 
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_20201214_104642.JPG
Rank: 14th
Team: First Team
Voiced by: N/A
A text-box.
  • 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.
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