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"Paintbrush joins the battle!"
This character appears in the official version of Battle for Smash Ultimate by polysided! Either as a playable character, assist trophy, boss battle etc.

Reason: Playable Character
This page was last edited on November 27, 2021 at 2:58 PM.


"Paintbrush's a nice guy. I hope they make it far" - Popcorn
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.

Reason: None Yet
This page was last edited on November 27, 2021 at 2:58 PM.


Well actually, I had a question about...

Paintbrush, labelled The Hothead, is a contestant on Inanimate Insanity and was a member of Team Epic. Paintbrush also competes in Inanimate Insanity II and was a member of The Bright Lights. They currently compete for The Thinkers on Inanimate Insanity Invitational.


Paintbrush has a long rounded body with a square head. A silver metal rim surrounds the top of their head. Paintbrush has yellow bristles that form a pointed brush that emerges from the metal rim. At the bottom of their body is a hole cut out in the center of Paintbrush's torso. In comparison to other contestants, Paintbrush is remarkably tall, as Knife says in both season 1 and 2. They are 12' 9" tall.


Paintbrush is a responsible contestant who is pragmatic in their approach to challenges and life. They take the game very seriously compared to other contestants, and try to corral their team into trying their best at challenges and taking as few risks as possible. They hold their friends and allies' best interests at heart. In some ways, their problem is that they care too much; when things don't go their way and their teammates don't try their best, they are prone to angry outbursts. When they're angry, sometimes they resort to physical violence and yelling (like when they punch Fan and say they hate him in Mazed and Confused).

Although they are a skilled leader, they are outranked by Lightbulb, whose methods are more out-of-the-box. Although Paintbrush shows a willingness to work with Lightbulb in some episodes, they often butt heads because they are both stubbornly set in their ways.

They are shown to be compassionate, loyal friend. They try their best to comfort Marshmallow, and are always there to save Nickel in Season 1 when things go awry. Paintbrush is both outspoken and very impatient, so they are not unfailingly kind. This is especially true in Season 1 episodes such as The Snowdown, where they're unnecessarily rude to Apple and MePhone 4. They are also shown to be petty at times; examples of this are present when they still feel angry at OJ for besting them in the Christmas Challenge in The Penultimate Poll, even though it had been months.

Fan Fiction[]

Battle for Smash Ultimate[]

They are a playable character in it. They represent one of the many playable Inanimate Insanity characters.

Where Paintbrush is from[]

  • Palm Springs, California (KittyFan2004)
  • Hartford, Connecticut (U4Again)
  • Buffalo, New York (Opinduver) (NahuelFire39)
  • Meowtown, Paintbrushia ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  • Flourtown, Pennslyvania (NLG343)
  • London, UK (Mrsbalsaleafy)
  • Melbourne, Australia (Tamagoyaki, memes)
  • Penrith, New South Wales, Australia ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  • Joshua Tree, California (Ze Tossere)
  • Zadar, Croatia (WheeliumThe2nd)
  • Salt Lake City, Utah (MrFlamerBoy)
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Rosie1991)
  • Las Vegas, Nevada (Hanjax70)
  • Lima, Peru (PietroBAC)
  • Jefferson City, Missouri (DangerRifle88)

Human Names[]

  • Patricia Jordan (NLG343)
  • Payton Cruz (KittyFan2004)
  • Patrick "Belarusy" Wagways (GameboyNextGeneration)
  • Pheonix Boyd (Opinduver)
  • Burney Pinsel (Laclale/In OCR, has brother or sister)
  • NOT KNOWN TO WORLD (mrsbalsaleafy)
  • Nic Naitanui ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  • Presley Kumar (Tamagoyaki)
  • Parker Guerrero (Ze Tossere)
  • Stevie Nicholson (memes)
  • Patricia Marr (WheeliumThe2nd)
  • Pac Bresher (NahuelFire39)
  • P!nk (ZanyWays217)
  • Chloe Garcia (Rosie1991)
  • Peyton Handel (Hanjax70)
  • Paye Layer (FireyFireyFireyFireyFirey)
  • Paul Brushfield (DangerRifle88)
  • Parker "Painty" Brushson

Dates of birth[]

  • July 29, 1999 (U4Again)
  • August 4, 1989 (FlorasAreReallyCool228)
  • August 14, 2000 (KittyFan2004)
  • November 23, 1990 (Opinduver)
  • May 4, 1990 ( ͡ ͡° ͡°  ʖ ͡° ͡°)
  • January 16, 2008 (Pinekones)
  • August 13, 1992 (Tamagoyaki)
  • November 5, 1990 (Ze Tossere)
  • December 30, 1983 (memes)
  • October 25, 1992 (TheGamerAlex2004)
  • July 9, 2002 (WheeliumThe2nd)
  •  ??? (NahuelFire39)
  • May 24, 1996 (Unidentified User)
  • July 19, 1983 (Rosie1991)
  • June 7, 1996 (Hanjax70)
  • November 14, 1973 (DangerRifle88)
  • April 11, 1993 (2011 timeline) April 11, 2003

(2021 timeline)


  • Italian-German (KittyFan2004)
  • Latin American, with hints of Greek descent (U4Again)
  • Arab (Mrsbalsaleafy)
  • Indian and English (Tamagoyaki)
  • Fijian ( ͡ ͡° ͡°  ʖ ͡° ͡°)
  • Mexican (Ze Tossere)
  • American (FlorasAreReallyCool228 and DangerRifle88)
  • English (WheeliumThe2nd)
  • Brazilian (Rosie1991)


  • American (KittyFan2004, Opinduver, Ze Tossere, WheeliumThe2nd, Hanjax70, U4Again, and DangerRifle88)
  • British (Mrsbalsaleafy)
  • Australian (Tamagoyaki, ( ͡ ͡° ͡°  ʖ ͡° ͡°), memes)
  • Brazilian (Rosie1991)


paint brush isn't a good gamer unlike their fellow contestants; light bulb doesn't want to tell them

Unidentified Users[]

Paintbrush is also the owner to 4 cats.


  • Adam Katz (the creator of Inanimate Insanity) revealed that Paintbrush's true gender in II2 Episode 12’s official comment, which is "Non-binary".
  • Paintbrush is the tallest (and also the second thinnest) contestant.
  • Paintbrush can burn their hair. This is extended in II2's episode 12, where Paintbrush burnt a good chunk of the challenge area.
  • In Object Multiverse, Paintbrush was evil and they're the main antagonist.
  • In Inanimations, there's another Paintbrush but the design is slightly different and has longer hair.