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"Yay! Hee-hee, Nickel (Inanimate Insanity), you're such a good friend!" - Furry Ball
This character is popular, and they're loved by many fans, maybe even because they're the host, they won a show or they're super likable.


So for sarcasm, you gotta use this tone.

For other uses, see Nickel (disambiguation).

Nickel, also labeled The Sarcasm Spasm, is a male contestant on Inanimate Insanity. He was placed on Team Epic in Season One and The Grand Slams in Season Two. He's known for his sarcastic attitude.


Nickel is a round coin-shaped character with two sides - heads and tails. His body, including his rims, is shiny silver. His face appears on the heads side, and his legs are at the bottom.


Renown for his exceptional taste in sarcasm, Nickel is a critical character who is also snarky, churlish, ill-tempered, and cantankerous. Nickel's most identifying trope is his trademark sarcasm, which he uses to convert mean thoughts in his head in order not to come off as rude and disrespectful to others. Though this strategy may not always work, Nickel still considers sarcasm as an art, and himself an artist.

As an armless character, Nickel is unable to accomplish feats as easily as others but is usually determined to try his hardest. At the same time, Nickel expresses a large disinterest in competing in many of MePhone4's challenges and is commonly seen with a grumpy expression when competing.

Although Baseball is the leader of The Grand Slams, Nickel occasionally takes over the initiative and gives out orders to others. However, Nickel's sarcasm and wit make him appear shrewd. As a result, he does not typically work well with others, and may instead make rude and opprobrious comments or insults about them, causing drifts in his relationships.

Nickel is close with his armless alliance, consisting of Baseball and Suitcase, and can be seen working together as a trio in most challenges. Nickel is considerably untrusting, however, as he repeatedly attempts to disassociate his alliance with competitors like Cheesy, and most notably, Balloon, who continues to try to redeem himself. However, Nickel's abrasive and argumentative attitude against Balloon contrasts deeply with Suitcase's open-heart. Although he appears to be extremely ruthless and doesn't value friendship, Nickel cares about his alliance, as highlighted by Baseball, but has a difficult way of showing it. In "Kick the Bucket", Nickel claims that Balloon was tearing the alliance apart, and wanted to conserve their bond. Much to Nickel's surprise, Suitcase notes that the two rarely even talk to one another, leading to many inner conflicts in the alliance. Despite being quite intolerant, unforgiving, and antipathetic to an extent, Nickel forms a great bond with Baseball, whom he is loyal to.

Nickel is also shown to enjoy mentoring others about sarcasm. As seen in "A Kick in the Right Direction", Nickel attempts to teach Knife how to use sarcasm, which Knife now uses occasionally as well.

Fan Fiction


  • Nicholas Ashburn (TadashiRaiden/CrystallizedPastel)
  • Nicholas ("Nick") Silver (TheTwistedMangle)
  • Nicholas (AKA: Nick) Johnson (BrownFamily1108)
  • Nick Nelson (NLG343)
  • Henry Sauvage (KittyFan2004)
  • Nic Cullen (Opinduver)
  • Nickelodeon ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  • Flippin' Clabber Marco (Mr. Yokai)
  • Nickelle Risottatr (Mrsbalsaleafy)
  • Nick Theron (Ze Tossere)
  • Nicholas "Nick" Sorang (NahuelFire39)
  • Nick Price (Hanjax70)
  • Nickle
  • Nicholas "Nick" Espinoza (A-Kayra Atakan)
  • Nicholas Fyvesents (Jokshoofficalonscratch77)

Where Nickel is From

  • Providence, Rhode Island (KittyFan2004)
  • Knysna, South Africa (Ze Tossere)
  • Sacramento, California (NahuelFire39) (Hanjax70)
  • Brooklyn, New York (NLG343)
  • Boston, Massachusetts (A-Kayra Atkan)
  • Syracuse, New York (Jokshoofficalonscratch77)


  • July 29, 1998 (KittyFan2004)
  • July 1, 1991 (Ze Tossere)
  • November 17, 1995 (TheGamerAlex2004)
  •  ??? (NahuelFire39)
  • August 12, 1997 (Hanjax70)
  • November 22, 1989 (A-Kayra Atakan)
  • May 1, 1988 (Jokshoofficalonscratch77)



  • Nickel and Coiny are brothers. Nickel is older than Coiny by 2 years.
  • The BFB Nickel is a clone of the II Nickel with a different personality


  • Nickel From BFB and Nickel From II are twin brothers and were born 2 seconds apart from eachother


Nickel was in the ORBs, and was in an alliance with Eraser, however, in Day 5, he cheated with a swear word Test Tube made for him in the insulting challenge, which Rubber, Band, and Dinglehopper censored. He got caught and got eliminated.


  • Nickel's name is often misspelled by the voters as "Nickle".
  • Nickel is the first II contestant to receive a cookie.
  • Nickel is the highest ranking armless contestant in the first season.
  • In Season 1, Nonexisty (a recommended BFDI character) helped him.
  • Nickel seems to be sarcastic most of the time, but in BFB his personality changed.


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