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This is just most of the main cast.note 

Inspired by Battle for Dream Island and Inanimate Insanity, Object Overload is an animated web series from the United Kingdom that was created by Niall Burns (or XanyLeaves). It premiered on April 21st, 2013 and got a reboot on July 31st, 2015. The show focuses on 28 (27, then later 31, in the original series) anthropomorphic objects lead by the Game Boy-parody Gamey to compete for one million dollars in a series of challenges. It's that kinda show.

The full series can be watched here.

The following tropes were used in Object Overload:

  • Abnormal Ammo: The Contestant Cannon lives up to this name for this trope. It not only fires cannonballs, but living objects.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Plenty of 'em. Here's a couple to name:
    • The name of the show itself, Object Overload.
    • Contestant Cannon
    • Team Tune and Team Time. Of course, they reference the teams' leaders.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Just like with other web shows inspired from Battle for Dream Island. No one is safe from this trope. Not even Tikinote .
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": Casey, Coney, Dusty, Gamey, Masky, Melony, Pearly and Toothy - what do these names have in common?
  • Alpha Bitch:
    • Crayon fits the bill. She is a Valley Girl who is also bossy, stuck-up, and lazy.
    • Candy, although it's only to those who don't notice her stripes or insult her/call her grouchy.
  • Animals Hate Her: Candy got venom-poisoned by a snake in "Lost and Found."
  • Animate Inanimate Object: All of the characters in this show are these.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: There are 5 contestants who are this: Candy, Cherry, Melony, Popcorn, and Pumpkin.
  • Anyone Can Die: Though the recovery center (a door) means that Death Is Cheap.
  • Arch-Enemy:
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Toothy, the Chuunibyou.
  • Armless Biped: The combination of the huge cast and the fact that this is common in object shows makes Object Overload a major example.note 
  • Art Shift: Done in "Lost and Found," when Paper Airplane explains his plan to his friends, and when Fly Swat adds something to that.
  • Artistic License – Physics: The original show sometimes breaks physics.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Locky claims that she always wanted to be on a show before joining Object Overload.
    Locky: OMG, this is a show? I always wanted to be in a, like, show!
    • Apparently, so did Tiki.
    • One of the tikis in "Lost and Found" is a fan of Kite, and she seems pretty excited to meet her.
  • Backstabbing the Alpha Bitch: Melony in "Branching Out":
    Gamey: So, yeah. You guys have all voted, right?
    Melony: Yeah, for Crayon!
    Crayon: You, like, did not vote for me!
    Melony: Your just too bossy! You bully me and push me around, and now you have to pay!
    • However, Crayon was the last to be called safe, much to Melony's dismay. Crayon didn't get eliminated until "Lost and Found" during a double elimination.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: If they aren't breathing in space, then how on earth are the eliminated contestants surviving on Prison Planet?
  • Berserk Button:
    • The biggest example is with Clock, and it is mostly exhibited in "Lost and Found."
    • Toothy had himself throw a fit after not winning the pre-teams challenge of either series.
    • Television hates it if one were to call him "TV."
      • This is actually based on a past experience from the creator where he hated it when televisions were called TVs. This was also inspired from the Battle for Dream Island character Needle, who hates it someone calls her Needy.
    • Candy cares so much about her stripes, and if you don't notice the change in them...prepare for a bunch of insults from her.
      • She also takes offense if you say that she's just being grouchy (because she thinks that is an insult). Popcorn learned about that button the hard way.
      • She's not a fan of water either, seeing how she cares about her stripes so much. In Rostrum Rampage, her stripes wash off when she is in water.
      • The reason why she hates Globe at times in the reboot is pretty stupid; because she thinks Globe was being rude to her.
    • And let's not start on Lighter or Crayon.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: As silent as she might be, Picture isn't afraid to Groin Attack Lighter without warning.
  • The Chew Toy: Poor Melony, getting killed in every episode (except "A Shocking Addition") as a way to keep her relevant to the show...
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Casey, Dusty, Locky, Marble, Ping Pong Ball, and Toaster are this.
    • Toothy is also this, mainly because he thinks he is the best at everything when he really isn't.
  • Cold Open: Every episode has one.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: At the beginning of the original series, Team Time had one more member than Team Tune, though to be fair, it was because of the odd number of contestants in this show. Once Lighter was eliminated in "Set in Stone," the number of members on both teams became equal for an episode.
  • Death Is Cheap: It's pretty much all thanks to a recovery center: a door called the Doorway of Life.
  • Eject the Loser: What do they do with the eliminated players when they get eliminated? In the original series, they send them to a planet composed of dirt.
  • Face–Heel Turn: In "Lost and Found," Tissue was eliminated alongside Crayon. On Prison Planet, Tissue can be seen crying over a photo: a picture of him and Lighter, who seem to be best friends. However, whatever might have happened to cause this, Lighter ends up betraying Tissue, burning a hole through him and wadding him up.
  • Hammerspace:
    • It happens twice in "The End of the Beginning."
      • When Toothy was giving a flyer to Masky, he just grabs it from Hammerspace.
      • Gamey pulls out a button that causes his cannon to fire its projectiles from Hammerspace.
    • In "Set in Stone," Gamey pulls out his two Christmas presents from Hammerspace.
    • In "Rostrum Rampage," Gamey pulls the button that activates the cannon from Hammerspace, similarly to "The End of the Beginning."
  • Infernal Background: Happens in Rostrum Rampage when Pumpkin is telling Toothy's alliance how scary he thinks he is.
  • Instrumental Theme Tune: As of current, all episodes have this.
  • Karma Houdini: In "Set in Stone," Locky messes with Top Hat's painted face on Team Time's Gamey statue, causing them to lose. In next episode, "Branching Out," not only did she had an immunity ticket meaning no one voted for her, but Top Hat got eliminated because his voters thought he ruined the challenge.
  • Kill It with Fire: Tissue, as seen at least three times.
  • Larynx Dissonance: Some of them fall for this trope. An example of this is Boxing Glove.
  • Meaningful Team Name: Boombox's team is called Team Tune, and Clock's team is called Team Time. Boomboxes play tunes and clocks tell time.
  • Nice Girl: Kite. She is basically the Mary Sue of the show.
  • No Fourth Wall: They are very aware that they are in a cartoon. Similar case in Battle for Dream Island.
  • Noodle Incident: Seriously, how the heck did Locky and Fly Swat get inside one of Gamey's Christmas presents?
  • Oh, My Gods!: Used frequently, most notably by Crayon and Locky. Heck, we even had a "weird face" based on this!
  • Running Gag:
    • Gamey usually says "See you next time!" at the end of each episode before the credits play, complete with a pose. The only two times he never said it were in "Branching Out" (where he said "Tune in next time" while flailing his hands around and leaning in on nothing) and "In Deeper Waters" (where he never said the line or a variation at all)
    • An event starting when Casey says she isn't ready when asked if she is ready. It only happened for three episodes, however.

  • The Speechless: Picture. It's unknown why, but The Other Wiki mentions that she is very shy. So shy, she rather not talk.
  • Thanking the Viewer: A rather unique example, as every credit from "A Shocking Addition" credits "you. The viewer" in the special thanks section for watching.
  • Unexplained Accent: While everyone else has American or American-parody accents, Top Hat and Television have British accents while Fly Swat has Australian.
  • Valley Girl: Crayon and Locky, though Locky is less of one than Crayon.
  • Where the Hell Is Springfield?: Where the hell is the setting of Object Overload?

Gamey: "See you next time!"