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All sixteen main characters. Don't ask how the chicken got here.note 

"Say, who wants to play a different game?"
-Controlly, "How It All Began"

Brawl of the Objects is a short-lived Canadian Object Show created by Antony Kos (also known as Anko6theanimator) released in January 1, 2013 where 15 Animate Inanimate Objects are fighting for the "Grand Prize". The show is hosted by a video controller called Controlly. The final episode, "How It All Ended", was released on September 1, 2018.

Once, the creator of the show, Anko6theAnimator, was revealed to be diagnosed with cancer on his DeviantArt account, thus being unable to animate BOTO as normally as he did before. Luckily, he then announced that he was completely cured of Burkitt's lymphoma, the cancer he was diagnosed with, and was sent home in May 5, 2016. He could now draw and animate like how he used to be, and hopefully that included the revival of BOTO, after its two years of inactivity. However, only two more episodes were made. It is currently going to receive a Dénouement Episode. All episodes can be viewed on the official playlist

If you were looking for the lore of Brawl of the Objects, then look no further. There's The Rook Explanation Video.

This show provides examples of:

  • A Cappella: Popsicley and Chocolatey's rap song, with just beatboxing and singing.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": The characters' names are based around their species, for example, a party hat called Party Hat.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": There are quite a few characters with "y" at the end of their names.note 
  • All There in the Manual: Well, All There In The Rook Explanation Video; while never overtly stated in the show itself, the series has an ongoing side plot about the mystery of the original Brawl of the Objects, which—in of itself—has a side-plot of Controlly's attempts to capitalize on the myth and strike it rich. Much of this was revealed in the Rook Explanation Video, but the series itself indirectly references the entire story the whole time.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: This show has living objects.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: There are six contestants happening to be examples of this: Baguette, Chocolatey, Hot Dog, Pear, Pizza, and Popsicley.
  • Armless Biped: A staple of object shows, really.note 
    • Slurpy is an inversion of this trope. She has arms, but she doesn't have legs.
  • Art Evolution: The show went through an Animation Bump, going from rather rough to real smooth.
  • Big Bad: The Hacker from the second episode. Irony is that he wasn't pixelated in the game.
  • Big Eater: Chocolatey is a candy-obsessed freak.
    • Shieldy has shades of this, as he gets bummed out that there is no rock candy in the cave in Episode 10 and wolfs down his slices of pizza in the finale.
  • Big "NO!": How Shieldy reacts after his UFO is defeated in "Go, Battle Monster!"
  • Blank White Void: Dream World is this, though a castle and Rook are there.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Boat takes this literally, as she breaks a wall with the number 4 on it.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Where to begin?
    • Shieldy, as he's driven through his own curiosity.
    • Shelly can be a bit of this.
    • Party Hat is pretty good with this trope.
    • Chocolatey eats so much sugar, she's true to this trope.
    • Boombox, lives in his own little world of music.
  • Cultural Translation: Baguette only speaks in French, but the contestants can understand him.
  • Dance Party Ending: The end of Rookie Mistakes has Shelly dancing across the bamboo stick, with the other four holding the ends and grooving with their legs. This might even cause YOU to dance!
  • Dénouement Episode: The upcoming fourteenth episode, "After It All Ended."
  • Downer Ending: The very first episode has Hot Dog crying over the destruction of his car.
  • Dreadful Musician: Pizza isn't good at singing, as seen in "BOTO's Next Star".
  • Dream Land: Eliminated contestants who are frozen by the freeze tubes enter a place of this trope called "Dream World". It turns out to be a mania fantasy within Rook, who entered it after freezing in the lake back in the medieval times.
  • Fictional Video Game: The second episode is about the contestants in a video game.
  • Everybody Do the Endless Loop: Party Hat and Present do this as their challenge in "Meet Your Match".
  • Every Pizza Is Pepperoni:
    • In the end, a couple of the contestants are seen having a pizza party, with all of the pizzas topped only with cheese and pepperoni.
    • Pizza is a contestant in the series. He is depicted with only cheese and pepperoni on him.
  • Grand Finale: The thirteenth episode. It's called "How It All Ended" for a reason.
  • Gratuitous French: Baguette. Upon his elimination, it was revealed that he actually wasn't French, and started to speak English. His Quebecois accent and vocabulary already gave it away.
  • Halloween Episode: "Unprepared to Be Scared". As a bonus, the contestants mistake the challenge for pumpkin carving, costume making and candy eating.
  • Happy Ending: How It All Ended ends with everyone happily eating pizza together. Pizza just doesn't want to.
  • Harmless Freezing: No one can die from freezing when they are eliminated.
  • Heroic B So D:
    • At one point in "How It All Began", Pear bursts into tears as she thinks Pizza is being mean.
    • In the epilogue for the same episode as above, Hot Dog cries at his ruined car.
    • Shieldy lets out a Big "NO!" when his UFO bites the dust in "Go, Battle Monster!"
  • Jerkass:
    • Scissors and Pear, the meanest girls on the show. Both were the first two to be eliminated.
    • Some contestants act like this to their enemies in order to show hate.
  • Killed Off for Real: Two characters die but aren't recovered; in addition, one meets an uncertain fate.
    • Rook drowns when attempting swim across the lake in the original BOTO's finale. His dead body freezes at the bottom of the lake.
    • Rook's rival dies of a brain implosion when he was about to cross the finish line around the same time Rook met his fate.
    • In addition, in Episode 13, the Rock Monster is last seen drowning in a mountain of newborn chickens. It's mostly taken as a joke, implying he didn't actually die in it, but also nothing says he made it out, leaving him to Uncertain Doom at best.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The mining hat twins from episode 10 get beat up by the rock monsters for attempting to steal the treasure.
  • Living Hat: There's plenty. note 
  • The Mockbuster: An In-Universe example with a show. In "Meet Your Match", just when Controlly is about to announce the next challenge, he gets a phone call from another video game controller called Controller. Controller claims that he plagiarized Controlly's show, and then the Brawl-OTO characters have to interact with the Battle-OTO characters.
  • Movie-Theater Episode: What would really be fitting for this is "Movie Theater Short", but "Pizza's Demo Reel" has the Final Five watching an In-Universe film-noir, with Shelly in tears.
  • Musical Episode: The fourth episode, "BOTO's Next Star". This horrified Pizza, considering last time he did such thing.
  • Pink Means Feminine: We don't really have a lot, but we do have Popsicley, a pink, female ice pop.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: The Cute Kitten Pinecone used in "Go, Battle Monster". Awwwwww.
  • Short-Runner: This show, sadly, only lasted for 1 season at 13 episodes.
  • Shout-Out:
    • PartyHat bares a resemblance to the Beta Hat from the online game Club Penguin.
    • The second episode is a reference to Super Mario Bros..
    • Battle Monsters from the 5th episode is a reference to Pokémon.
    • As a double reference, the snail with a rocket refers to Turbo.
    • Shelly hanging out with the rock monster in the finale refers to The Iron Giant
  • Side Effects Include...: In "How It All Began".
    • In the finale, Shelly would suffer from five of the six symptoms.
  • Title Drop: "Go, Battle Monster!", the battle cry for the titular episode.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Shelly was revealed to be this, competing in the show and suffering the side effects.
  • Valley Girl: Pear. She's obsessed with her fashion, and snaps over perceived criticism of her looks, which makes her skin fall off.
  • Visual Pun: When Boat is around, the fourth wall will come crashing down.
  • When It All Began: There was another Brawl of the Objects that happened during the medieval times, which was hinted throughout the series, but never really was seen apart from the one flashback Rook had in "Rookie Mistakes." However, one contestant died and the other went missing.
    • In detail of what happened during the original finale, according to The Rook Explanation Video, Rook tried swimming through the frozen-over lake as a shortcut, but drowned because the ice was too thick to penetrate underwater when he tried swimming to to the surface. His rival suffered a brain implosion just before crossing the finish line (similar to what happened to Shelly), but recovery centers weren't invented yet meaning they were permanently dead.
  • Youngest Child Wins: Shieldy is the winner, and also the youngest.
  • Your Head Asplode: Shelly goes through a variant of this trope, as her brain implodes in "How it All Ended".


The everything cube

In the mall, Shieldy and Hot Dog see a cube that generates a flower, an ice cream cone, and then punches Hot Dog and Shieldy away.

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